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Weekender Briefs: Celebrate Homecoming, check out a burlesque show

Thursday, October 7

Yell Like Hell Pep Rally from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m., hosted by the Alumni Association and gathering on College Green, 47 E. Union St. Gather for this popular homecoming festivity and shout out your Bobcat spirit in preparation for Saturday’s game. The Marching 110 will also perform. 

Admission: Free

The Wastemen with Blvck Hippie and Rat Motel at 8 p.m., hosted at The Union, 18 W. Union St. Check out live music from musicians from Athens, Memphis and Columbus. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Admission: $8

Friday, October 8

ABC Players presents Radium Girls at 7:30 p.m., at Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square in Nelsonville. Watch as the actors battle against corporate greed, quackery and family crises as women fall ill while employed as radium watch dial painters. The show will also be performed Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Admission: $8 for students, $12 for adults

Sound City: Dave Grohl’s Studio Documentary at 8 p.m., hosted at Donkey Coffee, 17 W. Washington St. This documentary follows Dave Grohl as he reveals the inside of Sound City Recording Studio.

Admission: Free

Goddess Collective Burlesque presents “Corsets & Curses” at 8 p.m., hosted at The Union. Check out this hauntingly good burlesque ensemble. 

Admission: $10

Saturday, October 9

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

Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m., beginning in Ohio University’s Parking Lot #154 and finishing at the intersection of Park Place and University Terrace. Enjoy this annual tradition that brings together current and former Bobcats to celebrate homecoming. The parade will also be live streamed for those who can’t attend. 

Admission: Free

Student Affairs Homecoming Tailgate at 11:30 a.m., hosted at Pepsi Tailgreat Park. The celebration continues with free food, games, prizes and Ohio-themed fun. 

Admission: RSVP for free

Fall Color and Tree I.D. Hike from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., beginning at the Nature Center at Burr Oak State Park, 10220 Burr Oak Lodge Road in Glouster. Wear sturdy boots during this 1.5-mile hike as participants will be using leaves and bark to identify different trees. 

Admission: Free

Donkey Movie Night: The Miles Davis Story Documentary at 8 p.m., hosted at Donkey Coffee. Watch a documentary that takes a closer look at this artist. 

Admission: Free

DJ B-Funk and DJ Barticus present BANGERS at 8 p.m., hosted at The Union. In a collaboration between the two DJs, guests can expect nothing but bangers all night long. 

Admission: $5 21 and over, $7 under 21

Sunday, October 10

Charlie Haskins Art Opening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 4 W. State St. Attend this reception in celebration of new art being hung at Casa. Free Casa appetizers will be provided along with live music from The Corndoggers.

Admission: Free


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