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Weekender Briefs: Interact with theatre performance, go on stargazing adventure

Friday, September 10

2021 Community Engagement Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. hosted by the Center for Campus and Community Engagement and will take place in the driveway and lawn of 29 Park Pl. Participants will learn about the volunteer, internship, research or other opportunities or partnerships they offer OU students, staff and faculty. Registration is available at the following link.

Admission: Free

United at The Union: Hosted by Kazma Knights at 7 p.m. at The Union, 18 W. Union St. Kazma and her premiere drag entertainment group are ready to unite us all! Bringing the glam and sass needed, they will entertain you in this exclusive event.

Admission: $8

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical at 8 p.m. hosted by Performing Arts and Concert Series at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, 47 E. Union St. The cast creates spontaneous scenes and songs filled with great dancing, catchy melodies and tons of laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns that song into a full blown improvised musical.

Admission: $20

El DJ Barticus at El Tenampa Mexican Restaurant & Bar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m at El Tenampa, 21 S. Court St. Enjoy the vibes in the new restaurant and dance the night away. Nachos and other appetizers will be for purchase all night long. 

Admission: Free

Saturday, September 11

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 and credit cards. Masks are recommended, and social distancing protocols are in place.

Admission: Free

Expressive Puppet and Articulation Workshop from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by the College of Fine Arts at the Kennedy Museum of Art, 100 Ridges Circle. Join C. David Russell for a workshop exploring the artform of puppetry and performing objects. The workshops are free and open to everyone aged 16 and older.

Admission: Free

Parents Weekend: Stargazing and Campfire at 8 p.m., hosted by Bobcats Well-Being, Campus Involvement Center and Campus Recreation, and the group will meet in front of Ping, 82 S. Green Drive. Join Outdoor Pursuits for an evening of stargazing and campfire fun. The evening will be spent roasting marshmallows, spotting constellations, gazing through a telescope and listening to tales of the night sky and Ridges lore.

Admission: $10

Donkey Movie Night: Elton John and Making of Yellow Brick Road from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., hosted at Donkey Coffee, 17 W. Washington St. Check out a free showing of “Elton John: The Making of Yellow Brick Road.”

Admission: Free

Sunday, September 12

Tea with the VP from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by the University Programming Council and Jenny Hall Jones in the ballroom in Baker University Center, 1 Park Place. Join for a coffee, tea and pastry bar before you head home from Parents Weekend.

Admission: Free

Parents Weekend Day Hike from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by Campus Recreation. Participants will meet in the front lobby of Ping, 82 S. Green Drive. Join Outdoor Pursuits on a day hike through the Hocking Hills. Fee includes transportation, lunch and guide staff.

Admission: $20


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