Friday, Aug. 27
“Perceive with Caution” A Kennedy Museum of Art Merging Concepts Exhibition at 9 a.m., hosted by the Kennedy Museum of Art, 100 Ridges Circle. Visit the Kennedy Museum to see the student-developed, curated, designed and installed “Perceive with Caution” art exhibit. To schedule a time to see the exhibit, fill out the Kennedy Museum’s visitor approval Google Form.
Queer Ohio Online Welcome at 12 p.m., hosted by Ohio University’s LGBT Center online. Get to know other members of the LGBTQ+ community at OU and in Athens during this online event. Allies are welcome to join as well. During introductions, participants will be invited to share a personal item (like a photo or a memento) that represents something about themselves. Registration can be completed online via the LGBT Center’s website.
ACRN Welcome Week Concert at 5 p.m., hosted by ACRN at the Scripps Amphitheater, behind Scripps Hall. Celebrate the end of the first week of classes with live music, DJ sets and entertainment provided by ACRN, OU’s student-run radio station. Some performers include local artists, RJ Martin and In Flow.
Film Premier of Legacy: Women of Southeast Ohio at 7 p.m., hosted by Liz Pahl at Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville. Learn about four trailblazing Southeastern Ohio women during the premier of Liz Pahl’s documentary series, Legacy. The films feature Ada Woodson Adams, Carol Kuhre, Francine Childs and Dru Riley Evarts. The filmmakers and women in the film will be participating in a Q&A with the audience after the premiere. The event is in-person at the opera house. Masks and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test are required to attend. Tickets are free, but options to support the event range from $5 to $50. Tickets can be acquired via the Stuart’s Opera House website.
Admission: Free with option for donations
Saturday, Aug. 28
Athens Farmers Market at 9 a.m., hosted by Athens Farmers Market, 1002 E. State St. Shop for locally grown and locally made foods and goods at the farmers’ market. The market accepts SNAP, credit cards and wholesome wave. Masks are recommended, and social distancing protocols are in place.
OU Welcome Week Concert featuring Cash Cash at 7 p.m., hosted by OU’s Campus Involvement Center in the Peden Parking Lot. Unwind and enjoy live music performed by electronic music group, Cash Cash. The event will be held in the parking lot by Peden Stadium.
2021 Hocking Hills Craft Show at 10 a.m., hosted by The Hocking Hills Store at Fisher Family Company, 20374 Clay Lick Rd, Logan. Visit the craft show and view the work of more than 70 local artisans. Parking is free for the event, which begins on Saturday morning and runs until Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on The Hocking Hills Store’s website.
Sunday, Aug. 29
Athens Cars and Coffee at 8 a.m., hosted by Car Cruise Finder at the Athena Grand, 1008 E. State St. Find a community of fellow car lovers here. Organizers request that drivers do not excessively rev. The event is hosted on the last Sunday of each month.
Quilt National 2021 at 11 a.m., hosted by the Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Ln. Explore quilting as an art form and examine transformations taking place in the world of quilting at this annual Dairy Barn exhibit. Described as “not your grandmother’s quilts,” the featured artworks transcend the constraints of traditional quilting. Masks are required when viewing the exhibit.
Admission: general: $10, students and seniors: $8, members: free