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Bartender Ali Rutowski laughs as she takes an order from Elliot John-Conry, left, and Phil Ortman at Little Fish Brewing Company on Sept. 23. (FILE)

Weekender Briefs: People can watch 'The Princess Bride' in theaters and meet alpacas this weekend


The 9th Annual Beer & Cheese Incident at 5 p.m. at Jackie O’s BrewPub, 24 W. Union St. Enjoy special brews of beer and local cheese while playing “human sexuality bingo,” all to benefit Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. Admission is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Aquabear Record Release Party at 9 p.m. at The Union Bar & Grill, 18 W. Union St. The Union will rock to the sounds of Water Witches, Bloody Show, Adam Remnant and Weedghost on Friday night. Adam Remnant, the first act, will start at 10 p.m. Admission is $5. 

Woody Pines at 10 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W. State St. Nothing beats good food and live music. Woody Pines’ calm, folksy sound is sure to set the perfect atmosphere for a fancy date or a fun night out with friends. Admission is $5 for those 21 and over and $7 for those under 21.


Alpaca Open House at 12 p.m. at Phoenix Hill Farm, 8266 Rock Riffle Road. Phoenix Hill Farm is offering the public a chance to meet its alpacas. People can go to the farm to learn more about those adorable, fluffy animals. The event is free, but those who attend should still bring their wallets just in case they decide to they want some clothing, yarn or other products made out of alpaca fur from Phoenix Hill’s Alpaca Boutique. The event will also be held Sunday.

Funky Oktoberfest at 12 p.m. at Little Fish Brewing Company, 8675 Armitage Road. What’s better than live music? Live music and beer. The event is family friendly, though, so even those not old enough to drink are still welcome to go to Little Fish Brewing Company and enjoy a brass band that plays traditional Oktoberfest tunes, as well as polka and New Orleans jazz from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge, but food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Fiesta Latina at 9 p.m. at The Union Bar & Grill, 18 W. Union St. Head to The Union for a night of dancing to Latin music. The DJ will play everything from salsa to reggaeton. Admission is free for those 21 and over and $3 for ages 18-20.


Summer Series Round 8 at 8 a.m. at Wildwood Lake Raceway, 2392 Wildwood Lake Road, Little Hocking. Head to Wildwood Lake Raceway for dirt-track all-terrain vehicle and dirtbike racing. Admission is $10, and prices to participate vary by event.

Little Fish Yoga at 11 a.m. at Little Fish Brewing Co., 8675 Armitage Road. Anyone who had little too much fun at Funky Oktoberfest the night before might as well head on back to the Little Fish Brewing Co. for some not-too-early morning yoga to stretch out and de-stress. 

The Princess Bride at 7 p.m. at the Athena Grand, 1008 E. State St. Wind down Sunday evening with this beloved classic film. Bring some friends and enjoy the fun-loving ride that is The Princess Bride. Tickets are $12:50; popcorn sold separately.

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce at 7 p.m. at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. People can go and be part of this live radio experience. Hosted by singer-songwriter Larry Groce, this event features performances by seasoned legends and emerging stars alike in genres ranging from folk, blues and country to indie rock, synth pop, alternative and beyond. Admission is $12 for students, $18 for senior citizens and $20 for general admissions.

Ohio University Jazz Night at 8 p.m. at Athens Uncorked, 14 Station St. Join Matt James, Sean Parsons, John Horne, Terry Douds, Roger Braun and OU students for an evening of jazz at wine bar Athens Uncorked. Admission is free. 

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