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Weekender Briefs: Bands return to perform in Athens; Art reception to be held at Arts/WEST


Diane Coffee with Water Witches at 9 p.m. at The Union Bar & Grill, 18 W. Union St. Shaun Fleming has many talents from skateboarding to voice acting. But now, Fleming will take center stage as popular musician Diane Coffee with special guest Water Witches. Admission is $10 to $13. Discounted tickets are available at TicketFly

We’ll Take What We Can Carry Art Reception at 6 p.m. at Arts/WEST, 132 W. State St.  Hand-printed artworks, posters and woodblocks by Bobby Rosenstock, JustAJar Design Press owner, will be displayed and on sale at Arts/WEST. Admission is free and beverages from Little Fish Brewery will be available for attendees ages 21 and above.

Kids Night Out at 6 p.m. at Ping Recreation Center. Ohio University Campus Recreation invites parents to enjoy a night out while their children enjoy a night in filled with games and movies at Ping. Admission is $30 per child and only available for the first 30 children. Registration is available online at the center’s website

Voice of the Child Tour at 11:30 a.m. hosted by the Athens County CASA/GAL Program, 1 S. Court St. Athens County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children invites people interested in getting involved and making a difference in the lives of local children by giving a behind-the-scenes look of what the program does. Light snacks and giveaways will be provided during the event. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. 

Men’s Basketball vs. Buffalo at 7 p.m. in The Convo. Support the Bobcats as they take on Buffalo. Tickets can be purchased through the Ohio Athletics page. Admission is $15, and students can get in free with OU student ID. 


Caitlin Kraus and Julia Martin at 7 p.m. at Little Fish Brewing Company, 8675 Armitage Road. Local singer-songwriters Caitlin Kraus and Julia Martin will perform for a night at Little Fish. Food will be provided by The Cajun Clucker. Admission is free. 

Magnolia Child at 8 p.m. at Donkey Coffee, 17 ½ W Washington St. Local indie-folk duo Magnolia Child will be playing with Valerie Mash at Donkey Coffee. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3.

Pork and Pickles at 6 p.m. at Athens Uncorked, 14 Station St. Enjoy a night with music, food and fine wine at Athens Uncorked. Admission is free.

Rockstead and The Tangled Roots at 9 p.m. at Casa Nueva Restaurant and Cantina, 6 W. State St. Experience a night filled with music as Cincinnati-based rock band Rockstead returns to Athens and is joined by West Virginia-based electro-funk octet The Tangled Roots. Admission is $3 for ages 21 and above and $5 for ages 18-20.


Athens Uncorked Well Red Bookclub at 6 p.m. at Athens Uncorked. Athens Uncorked is hosting a book club session on the final Sunday of every month. Discussions, snacks and wine tasting will be provided. This month, the book club will be discussing Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. Membership for the book club is $25, and participants are required to pay beforehand.


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