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Weekender briefs: Celebrate Valentine’s weekend with free music performances around town


Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons at 9 p.m. at The Union, 18 W. Union St. Enjoy a night filled with music from a band that's originally from Columbus and led by a former Ohio University student. Admission is $6 in advance, $8 at the door.

Spotlight Shabbat: Jewish Women at 6 p.m. at Hillel, 21 Mill St. The musical Shabbat focuses on the voices of experiences of Jewish women, now and in the past. All genders are welcome to attend and a Shabbat dinner where homemade pizza will be served. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP.  Admission is free.

Jim Wachtel and Just Gigs at 5 p.m. at Corner, 120 W. Union St. Jim Wachtel will be joined by Just Gigs at Corner during happy hour. Wachtel’s Facebook page described his music as vocal interpretations of seasoned storytelling. His shows merge together rockabilly, country, blues and jazz styles. Admission is free.

Blues and Booze with Worthless Excuse at 10 p.m. at the Smiling Skull Saloon, 108 W. Union St. BootBandits, Nerak Roth Patterson Band and Worthless Excuse will be performing at the Skull. BootBandits describes its music as a versatile mixture of psychedelic blues with a southern rock influence.  Admission is free.


Valentine’s Weekend with John Horne at 8 p.m. at Athens Uncorked, 14 Station St. An evening of solo jazz guitar played by John Horne can be found at Athens Uncorked for people looking for a romantic night. Admission is free.

Strouds Run Shoreline Clean Up at 10 a.m. at Strouds Run State Park, 11661 State Park Rd. Hosted by Friends of Strouds Run, all are invited to join a shoreline cleanup effort as the water level will be its lowest point, granting cleaners access to discarded items. Attendees are recommended to bring mud boots, water, snacks and gloves. There will be a chance of coming across broken glass, fish lines, pocket knifes and “sometimes really gross stuff.” Admission is free.

The Big Sit at 8:30 a.m. at Factory Street Studio, 37 Ohio Ave. Sponsored by Athens KTC – Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, students and Athens residents alike are invited to a morning of quiet meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Before the meditation, Lama Tom Broadwater will briefly discuss why meditation is an important part of life. Coffee, tea and snakes will be shared after the event. Admission is free.

Josiah Whitley at 7 p.m. at Little Fish Brewery, 8675 Armitage Road. Singer-songwriter Josiah Whitley, originally from Wheelersburg, will be performing a combination of folk, blues, country and rock. The event is kid friendly. Admission is free.

Radio Lark with Jackie Popovec at 6 p.m. at Jackie O’s Taproom, 25 Campbell St. Music will start with Jackie Popovec first, followed by Radio Lark, an indie-pop band, at 7:40 p.m. Admission is free

Do Not Resuscitate at 9 p.m. at Smiling Skull Saloon, 108 W. Union St. Thrash metal band Do Not Resuscitate will bring its “destructive live set” to the Skull. The event is listed as kid friendly. Admission is free.


Inclusive Science Day at 2 p.m. at Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St. Hosted by the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery and OU’s National Science Teachers Association and Student Council for Exceptional Children, the event will make science accessible to all learners with and without special needs, according to its Facebook page. Admission is free.

Little Fish Yoga at 11 a.m. at Little Fish Brewing Company, 8675 Armitage Road. It may be winter, but yoga sessions are still taking place at Little Fish. The session will be held inside the taproom and will be led by instructor Erin Pfahler. Attendees are asked to bring their own mats. Brew will be available afterwards, when attendees are encouraged to socialize. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

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