Friday

Oktoberfest at 5 p.m. at ARTS West Performing Arts Facility at 132 W State St. The second round of Oktoberfest will take place on Friday. Breweries include West End Cider House, Jackie O’s Brewery, Little Fish Brewing Company and many more. The event is family friendly. There is no admission fee.

Live Music at 9 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W State St. Bang your head to Acrylic Grooves and Vanishing Apollo while they deliver fresh tunes and showstopping beats. Admission is $5 to $7.

Saturday 

Habitat for Humanity 5k Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. at Athens Community Center, 710 E State St. Habitat for Humanity is holding a run/walk event around the bike path. Adult registration is $25, registration for kids 13 and under is $10.

Lowes Annual Kids Safety Day at 10 a.m. at Lowes, 983 E State St. Local police, military, fire department and medical professionals will be at Lowes with their vehicles and equipment. This event is free and open to the public. 

Athens Food & Fall Ride at 10 a.m. Hockhocking Adena Bikeway. Join other cycling enthusiasts on a bike ride from Athens Community Center to Nelsonville and back. The ride will be on 37 miles of smooth, paved and flat bike trail. 

Free Early Show with The Randys at 6 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W State St. The Randys will be returning to Casa to give Athens a free early show. Admission is free.

Songwriters Circle at 7 p.m. at Little Fish Brewing Company, 8675 Armitage Rd. Enjoy a night of music listening to Jeff Weaver, Jeremiah Payne, Megan Wren and more while they perform their songs in a roundtable experience. 

An Intimate Evening with JW Smith at 8 p.m. at Athens Uncorked, 14 Station St. Have a relaxing Saturday night listening to JW Smith, a.k.a. Dr. “FeelGood” who will be singing and playing the keyboard to his own albums that have a R&B and Gospel feel. Admission is free.

Winter Wilson at Donkey Coffee at 8 p.m. at Donkey Coffee, 17 ½ W Washington St. Winter Wilson will be performing an acoustic set. The performance will be followed by Columbus-based singer, songwriter Dustin Vincent. Admission is $3.

Mixed Metal Mash Up at 9 p.m. at The Union Bar and Grill, 18 W Union St. Enjoy a night of heavy metal rock and the works of Warn The Others, Dark Soul, Death To The State and Salem Hollow. Admission is $4. 

The D-Rays with Dirty Curty and Slugg at 10 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W State St. Experience rock with Slugg, a surf rock explosion with D-Rays and rock your socks off with Curty at Casa. Admission is free.

Sunday

Yoga at 11 a.m. at Little Fish Brewing Company, 8675 Armitage Rd. Have a relaxing start to your morning while enjoying yoga with instructor Lydia McCall. You should bring your own mat, and stick around after to socialize with others. Admission is free. 

Community potluck followed by Trio Da Kali at 5:30 p.m. at Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville. Start your evening with a meal before enjoying a night of music that brings a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires. Admission is free.  

Masters Mix Tape Series: The Decline of Western Civilization at 7 p.m. at The Athena Cinema, 20 S Court St. Come see The Decline of Western Civilization featuring Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Fear and many others in this late ‘70s/’80s documentary. Admission is $5. 

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