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Weekender Briefs: The Dustbowl Revival to perform at fundraising concert; OU Women’s Center to host annual Women in Grad School Conference


SpeakOut Panel on Queering Body Positivity at 12 p.m. at Ohio University LGBT Center, Baker Center 354. As part of its Radical Transformations on Loving Oneself month, OU LGBT Center will host a panel focusing on body positivity for LGBTQ+ individuals. Admission is free.

Polycephaly III and IV Bottle Release at 11 a.m. at Jackie O’s Brewery, 25 Campbell St. In partnership with Winking Lizard, Jackie O’s Brewery will release its latest bottles in the Polycephaly series. Polycephaly III costs $14.99 per bottle and Polycephaly IV costs $11.99 per bottle. Admission is free and the event will also occur on Saturday at 2 p.m. 

Season 40 Premiere: Tide Pods & Hot Bods at 8 p.m. at Studio C, 5th floor of Radio Television Building. Eric Farley will host Fridays Live as it returns for its 40th season of comedy-filled nights. Admission is free. 

Ohio Hockey Senior Weekend vs. Illinois at 7:30 p.m. at Bird Arena. OU’s hockey team will take on Illinois on Friday. Admission is $5 for OU students with ID, $6 for children and $8 for adults. 

Crooked Spines, Souther, Pretty As You Please at 9 p.m. at The Union Bar & Grill, 18 W. Union St. Enjoy a night filled with music with three bands at The Union. Admission is $5 for ages 18 to 20 and $3 for ages 21 and above.  

Dysfunktional Family + TiZ at 11 a.m. at Jackie O’s Brewery. Jackie O’s will be filled with hip-hop and funk as Dysfunktional Family and TiZ returns to Athens for a night filled with beers, food and funky tunes. Admission is free. 


February Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. at ARTS/West, 132 W. State St. ARTS/West will host its weekly contra dance sessions with music accompaniment by Pittsburgh band Devilish Merry. Admission is $3 for students, $7 for adults and $15 for families. 

The Art of Illusion at 7 p.m. at The Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane. The Dairy Barn is partnering with Attractions Salon’s Roger Wells for a performance-filled night by illusions artists. Tickets can be purchased through The Dairy Barn’s website. Admission is $25 per person and $40 per couple. 

Women in Grad School Day Conference at 9:30 a.m. at Baker Center. The OU Women’s Center will host its 2nd Annual Women in Grad School Day Conference, filled with workshops and discussions focused on topics such as microaggressions, racism, gender and more. Gloria Burgess will be 2018’s keynote presenter. Admission is free, but participants are encouraged to register early. 

Serpent Mound with Caitlin Kraus at 10 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W. State St. Rock band Serpent Mound will be returning to Casa with special guest Caitlin Kraus as the opening act.  Admission is $5 for ages 18 to 20 and $3 for ages 21 and above. 

Ohio D2 Hockey Senior Night vs. Akron at 3:30 p.m. at Bird Arena. Cheer on OU’s Division II as they take on Akron. Admission is $1 for students and $5 for adults. 

Walk The Ridge at 10 p.m. at the Smiling Skull Saloon, 108 W. Union St. Athens rock-cover band Walk the Ridge will be performing for its first time in February at The Smiling Skull. Admission is $3. 

The Dustbowl Revival, The Tillers & Doc Robinson at 7 p.m. at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. In collaboration with OU’s performing arts program, non-profit organization Adyn’s Dream will host its annual fundraising concert to raise money for families living with spinal muscular atrophy. Admission is $20 and tickets are available through OU’s event services ticket office


Little Fish Trivia Night at 5 p.m. at Little Fish Brewing Company, 8675 Armitage Road. Enjoy a fun-filled night with trivia at Little Fish and stand a chance to win beer vouches. There will be eight rounds in total with eight questions each round. Seating is limited so participants are encouraged to come early and form teams of up to eight people per team. Admission is free. 

Tap for Sap! Tree Tapping Workshop at 2 p.m. at 7875 Luhrig Rd. Local tree tapper Pete Woyar will teach an interactive and in-depth guide to tree tapping for beginners and experienced tree tappers. Participants must register to join the workshop. Admission is free for Community Food Initiatives members and $5 for non-members.


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