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Bartender Ali Rutowski of Columbus, Ohio, laughs as she takes an order from Elliot John-Conry, left, and Phil Ortman of Athens, Ohio, at Little Fish on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Little Fish recently installed five more tap lines and now can have up to ten beers on tap at a time, though one line is typically occupied by a homemade ginger ale for the many children that come to the taproom with their parents in the afternoons and evenings.

Weekender Briefs: Weekend to be filled with music, wine and movies

Wine Dinner at the Ohio University Inn, 331 Richland Ave., from dinner time until close. Enjoy a five-course dinner Friday evening, featuring holiday wines from all around the world. Tickets cost $40 per person if you order in advance, $50 at the door. It is the perfect date night, so the inn is cutting couples a deal at $75 per couple if paid for in advanced, or $90 per couple if paid for at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the inn at (740) 593-6661. 

P3 Donkey Performance at 8 p.m. at Donkey Coffee, 17 1/2 W. Washington St. Enjoy one of Ohio University’s a cappella groups the Picardy Thirds at its annual performance. Tickets cost $3 and can be bought at the door.

Chris Janson at 8 p.m. at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. The OU Performing Arts and Concert Series is putting on another concert this weekend featuring country artist Chris Janson. He plays every instrument on stage, and is best known for his signature harmonica playing. Rolling Stone described him as having “a mesmerizing stage presence that most arena-headlining artists would kill for.” Tickets cost $35 for the first 10 rows and $25 for the remainder.  

'80s Night with DJ Barticus at 10 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W. State St. DJ Barticus is at it again with another ‘80s night. The last one must have been so righteous that they decided to do it again. Dance and drink to all of the hip-hoppin’ 80s music a person could dream of. 


Art, Farm and Wine Tour at 11 a.m. at Rock Riffle Run Pottery, 96 Jones Road. Rock Riffle Run Pottery is teaming up with other businesses to hold this event. Rock Riffle Run Pottery, Windsor Works Fine Furniture, Thorn Ridge Studios, Integration Acres and Shade Winery will hold open galleries where customers can come admire art, browse what they have for sale and try some fine wine. All locations are a ways away from one another, so while this will be a whole day commitment, anyone who partakes is sure to get a great tour of some of the lesser known scenic routes of Athens. 

Magnolia Child and Valerie Mash at 8 p.m. at Donkey Coffee. Local artists Magnolia Child and Valerie Mash will perform once again at Donkey Coffee. This Midwestern indie-folk band coupled with a good cup of coffee is sure to make for a nice and relaxing Saturday evening. Tickets cost $3 and are purchased at the door. 

DJ Peacock Vinyl Night at 7 p.m. at the Little Fish Brewing Company, 8675 Armitage Road. Enjoy Little Fish’s 19 different brews and the Cajun Clucker food truck while local vinyl enthusiast Tim Peacock spins records for participant’s listening pleasure. Admission is free, and nothing beats drinks, music and some good tunes on a Saturday night. 


Little Fish Yoga at 11 a.m. at Little Fish Brewing Co. Have a little too much fun on Saturday? Why not head on back to the Little Fish Brewing Co. recover from the day before? Stretch out and de-stress on what will hopefully be a beautiful Sunday morning.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at 7 p.m. at the Athena Grand, 1008 E. State St. Enjoy the 1967 classic at the Athena Grand Sunday night. The story of a young girl whose parents are shocked when they find out she is engaged to a black man may have been especially poignant at the time it came out, but its message is still relevant today. Tickets cost $12.50 per person. 

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