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Mike Palasics waits for the puck to drop during Ohio's game against Unviersity of Pittsburg on Friday

Athens welcomes students back with events around town; Hillel and Chabad to host welcome back dinners


The D-Rays with Supernobody and Bloodthirsty Virgins at 10 p.m. at Casa Nueva Restaurant and Cantina, 6 W. State St., Athens-based bands Supernobody and the D-Rays and Columbus-based band Bloodthirsty Virgins will be performing a variety of rock music styles at Casa Nueva. Admission is $3 for ages 21 and above and $5 for ages 18-20. 

Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner at 6 p.m. at Hillel at Ohio University, 21 Mill St. Celebrate returning to Athens and the end of syllabus week with a night filled with music and home-cooked meals. The menu of the night includes vegetarian chili, cornbread, salad and dessert. Admission is free. 

Ohio Hockey Alumni Celebration Game vs. Pitt at 7:30 p.m. at Bird Arena. Join the 60th Season Alumni Celebration as OU Hockey takes on University of Pittsburgh. Tickets can be purchased online and at the Bird Arena Pro Shop. Admission is $5 for OU students with ID, $8 for adults and $6 for children. 


Spring Semester Kickoff at 11:59 p.m. at 33 N. Court St. Chabad at OU invites all to its new Jewish Student Center on Court Street between Insomnia Cookies and Wings Over. Bagels and lox, omelettes and ice cream among other food will be provided. Admission is free. 

Women’s March Athens 2018 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2 S. College St. Athens will be hosting its own Women’s March on Saturday. The event will begin at the First United Methodist Church, followed by a march toward the courthouse. Light refreshments will be provided at the church. Admission is free. 

DJ Barticus Y2K Millennium Dance Party at 9 p.m. at The Union Bar & Grill, 18 W. Union St. Self-proclaimed “most yolo jumpsuit wearing DJ ever” DJ Barticus will spin tunes from 1999 to today. Admission is $3 for ages 21 and above and $5 for ages 18-20. 

Brick Monkey Free Play Reading at 8 p.m. at Kanter Hall, 7 S. Court St. Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble will be reading Merri Biechler’s Occupation with live music accompaniment at the Virginia Hahne Theater. The play reading will also take place at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. 

Post-Pre-Release Rivals of Ixalan at 1 p.m. at The Wizard’s Guild, 19 W. Washington St. The Wizard’s Guild will be hosting a casual, low-stress event for attendees to play Rivals of Ixalan. Players will be able to keep the cards they open as well as two additional bonus booster packs. Admission is $25 and players will receive six booster packs, a special foil promotional card and two additional bonus prize booster packs.


Homo Happy Hour at 6 p.m. at Athens Uncorked, 14 Station St. Athens Uncorked invites students and community members over the age of 21 to gather for a free showing of Call Me By Your Name together with Hillel and the LGBT Center at The Athena Cinema. Attendees can enjoy alcoholic beverages and appetizers at Athens Uncorked and receive a 10 percent discount off their bill. 

Kids Day at 1 p.m. at Little Fish Brewing Company, 8875 Armitage Road. Little Fish and Rural Action will be celebrating January Kids Days with arts and crafts, bird watching, nature walks, wetland exploration and more. Free ginger ale and juice will be provided for participating children. 

Little Fish Yoga at 11 a.m. at Little Fish Brewing Company. Little Fish will be hosting a yoga session with Maria Casa as the instructor. Yoga enthusiasts from beginner to experts are all welcomed and asked to bring their own mats. Admission is free. 


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