I <3 Girls 2 p.m. at Elizabeth Baker Theater, Kantner Hall. A performance of I <3 Girls, a new play written by Ohio University graduate student Katherine Varga. The play follows Jessi, whose coming out video goes viral on YouTube and has unexpected consequences. Admission: free.
Cheers n’ Queers 7 p.m. at Athens Uncorked, 14 Station St. Join the OU LGBT Center for a glass of wine at Athens Uncorked. Admission: free, drinks for sale.
Rock for a Reason concert with music from Remedy Drive 7 p.m. at Walter Fieldhouse. Alternative rock band Remedy Drive will perform at the Rock for a Reason concert ahead of Saturday’s Race for a Reason. Admission: free.
Faculty and Alumni Chamber Music Recital 7:30 p.m. at Glidden Recital Hall. Faculty and alumni of OU’s School of Music will perform classical and chamber music Friday night in the recital hall in Glidden Hall. Admission: free.
Death To The State and Doxcity with the Toadnauts 10 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W. State St. Local thrash metal punk trio Death To The State and hip-hop group Doxcity will perform at Casa Nueva on Friday night. Rock and roll band The Toadnauts will open the show at the Mexican-inspired cantina. Admission: to be determined.
Race for a Reason 8 a.m. at OU Aquatic Center, Peden Stadium and Walter Fieldhouse. A variety of athletic events, including a triathalon, a 5K and a mud run, will take place across OU’s campus Saturday morning. Participants will compete to fundraise for any charity they choose. Both registration and donations for the 6th annual iteration of the race are available online at OhioRaceForAReason.com. Admission: free.
ColorDance Parking Lot Pre-Party 11:30 a.m. at The Venue of Athens, 8003 State Route 56. ColorDance will crash 15Fest’s parking lot, playing live music and giving away tickets. Attendees are instructed to look for the “big red pick up truck.” Admission: free.
March for Science 12:30 p.m. at Richland Avenue Park. A one-mile walk from Richland Avenue to Court Street to support science. Scientists will be on hand to speak and answer questions, and commemorative buttons and stickers will be available for donations. Admission: free.
Spring Swarm with music from The Wild Honeybees 7 p.m. at The Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane. The Dairy Barn Arts Center will celebrate Earth Day with its Spring Swarm. There will be beer and cocktails, tapas, raffles and live music from The Wild Honeybees. Admission: $15.
The Crooked Spines with Montezuma and Gaptooth Grin 9 p.m. at The Union Bar & Grill, 18 W. Union St. Athens-based four-piece band The Crooked Spines will perform at The Union Bar & Grill on Saturday night. The Crooked Spines will be joined by art rock group Montezuma and indie folk artist Gaptooth Grin. Admission: $5.
Acrylic Grooves, Psychic Relic and Curious Camels 10 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W. State St. Local psychedelic funk rock band Acrylic Grooves will perform at Casa Nueva on Saturday night. The group will be joined by two other groups, Psychic Relic and Curious Camels. Admission: $5.
Clothesline Project Fundraiser 1 p.m. at Little Fish Brewing Company, 8675 Armitage Road. Local microbrewery Little Fish Brewing Company will host an event to raise awareness and money for survivors of sexual assault. Proceeds from $1 draft beers sold during the event will be donated to the Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program. Admission: free, drinks for sale.
Pork & Pickles’ One Year Anniversary 1 p.m. at Devil’s Kettle Brewing, 97 Columbus Road. Local food vendor Pork & Pickles will celebrate its first anniversary at microbrewery Devil’s Kettle Brewing. Various food producers, Pork & Pickles included, will have their products for sale. Live music will be performed by singer-songwriter Caitlin Kraus. Admission: free, food and drinks for sale.
Ohio University Trombone Studio Spring 2017 Recital 8 p.m. at Glidden Hall Room 440. Members of the Ohio University Trombone Studio will perform various trombone pieces for their spring recital. Admission: free.