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Blitzen plays in the front year of the New Beginnings Farm on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Blitzen is up for adoption through the animal center. (CIDNEY KELLY | FOR THE POST)

Weekender Briefs: Try a PB&J beer or see an improv musical this weekend


New Beginnings Animal Center adoption event 2 p.m. at Petland, 977 E. State St. A variety of potential animal companions will be up for adoption Friday afternoon. Admission: free.

Showing and discussion of Generation Found 7 p.m. at Walter Hall, Room 135. The OU Student Appropriations Commission, Health Promotion and R.I.S.E. will host a showing and subsequent discussion of Generation Found, a 2016 documentary about youth addiction and a community working together to fight it. Admission: free.

Fiesta Latina 9 p.m. at The Union Bar & Grill, 18 W. Union St. The Union will host another iteration of the popular Fiesta Latina, a dance party featuring Latin and Spanish-language music. Admission: $3 for ages 18-20, free for ages 21+.

The Ramshacklers 10 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W. State St. Columbus-based rock band The Ramshacklers will jam at Casa Nueva on Friday. The band blends influences from rock, rhythm & blues and soul. Admission: $5


Mom’s Weekend Beer Tasting 12 p.m. at Jackie O’s Taproom & Brewery, 25 Campbell St. The Global Leadership Certificate Program will host a beer tasting at Jackie O’s to fundraise for a two-week trip to Cambodia. A shuttle will run from Jackie O’s Public House & Brewpub, 22 W. Union St., to the Taproom & Brewery. Admission: $20.

Fair Weather Pop-up Craft Sale 1 p.m. at Little Fish Brewing Company, 8675 Armitage Road. Local craft microbrewery Little Fish Brewing Company will be hosting a pop-up sale of local crafts Saturday afternoon, weather permitting. Necromancy Creations, Questionable Press and Cricket Jones are all scheduled to have their wares for sale. Admission: free.

The Bob Stewart Band 8 p.m. at Donkey Coffee & Espresso, 17 ½ W. Washington St. The Bob Stewart band, a local acoustic blues group, will perform at Donkey Coffee on Saturday night. The show is a fundraiser for the students from the Global Leadership Certificate Program who plan to travel to Cambodia and Germany in May. Admission: donation.

Broadway's Next H!T Musical 8 p.m. at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. This musical, described as “the Tony Awards meets Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” is unscripted and composed solely of improvisation. Admission: $20.

Blues Cowboys 9 p.m. at the Smiling Skull Saloon, 108 W. Union St. Athens-based five-piece Blues Cowboys will play at Athens’ only biker bar Saturday night. The band’s music mixes blues, rock and country, according to its Facebook page.

Any Colour, Bulls On Parade and DJ Barticus 9 p.m. at The Union Bar & Grill, 18 W. Union St. Two cover bands — Any Colour, which covers classic rock band Pink Floyd, and Bulls on Parade, which covers rap-metal group Rage Against the Machine — and local record-spinner DJ Barticus will perform Saturday night at The Union. Admission: TBD

Us, Today and Water Witches 10 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W. State St. Us, Today, a trio from Cincinnati, will return to Athens this weekend and be joined by Athens’ own Water Witches. Us, Today’s music is avant-garde and experimentation-heavy, while Water Witches have a garage psychedelic sound. Admission: $5


Jackie O's Sunday Funday 3 p.m. at Jackie O’s Taproom & Brewery, 25 Campbell St. Celebrate National PB&J Day by trying Jackie O’sPB&J beer, made with peanuts and raspberries. Music will performed throughout out the day by Natural Sway, Black Magic Darlings, Perennial Rye and Serpent Mound. Admission: free, food and drinks for sale.

Doubles Pool Tournament 7 p.m. at The Over Hang, 63 N. Court St. The Over Hang will host a doubles billiards tournament Sunday night. The top three teams will take home prize money. Admission: $10.

New Thousand with Bright at Night 8 p.m. at The Union Bar & Grill, 18 W. Union St. In a rare Sunday night show, trio New Thousand will bring their hip hop and trap sound to Athens. New Thousand, dually based in Columbus and New Orleans, features violin, keyboard and electronic percussion, all mixed with hip hop bars. Eclectic, genre-crossing group Bright at Night will open the show. Admission: $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

Athena Cinema Showtimes

Lion, PG-13: Friday, 5 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:40 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:40 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

The Princess Bride, PG: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m.

A United Kingdom, PG-13: Friday, 5:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:40 p.m.; Saturday, 3:10 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:40 p.m.; Sunday, 3:10 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Bar Deals

Cat’s Eye Saloon - Happy hour daily, 4 to 9 p.m., 50 cents off everything; Friday: PBR special, 30 cents a glass starting at 4 p.m., price goes up 5 cents every half-hour until 9 p.m.; $3 PBR pitchers until 9 p.m.

The C.I. - Friday and Saturday, $2.75 well drinks and domestic bottles, $5.50 pitchers; Sunday, $2 well drinks, $1.75 domestic bottles, $5.50 pitchers

Jackie O's Public House & BrewPub - Friday: $2 FAF Pints. Power hour daily 8 to 9 p.m., $2 select house pints

Lucky’s Sports Tavern - Friday, 4 to 9 p.m.: $1.75 well drinks and domestic bottles, $1 short domestic drafts

The Pigskin - Happy hour daily, 7 to 9 p.m.: $2 domestic beers and well drinks, $2.50 call drinks

The Pub - Friday, Saturday & Sunday: $2.75 domestic bottles, $3 domestic pints, $5 domestic aquariums

Red Brick Tavern - ‘Brick Break’ daily, 6 to 9 p.m.: $1 well drinks, domestic bottles and domestic pints

The Smiling Skull Saloon - Friday, 5 to 7 p.m.: 50 percent off domestics

Stephen’s On Court - Sunday: beer buckets, five for $10

Tony’s Tavern - Sunday: $1 PBR and Miller High Life, $1.75 Hot Nuts


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