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Weekender Briefs: Attend ACRN’s annual Battle of the Bands, shop at Stuart’s Record Sale

Friday, Nov. 12

Public Telescope Night at The Ridges Observatory hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees may get the opportunity to see lunar craters, Saturn's rings, Jupiter, Mars, star clusters or distant galaxies depending on the time and conditions of the sky. The event may be canceled if the weather does not cooperate. 

Admission: Free

Finneas OPTIMIST TOUR 2021 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium at 7 p.m. Finneas will be accompanied by musical artist Marinelli. All attendees regardless of vaccination status must wear a mask inside the auditorium.  

Admission: $45 for first 10 rows, $25 for the remainder

All Together Now! A Broadway Musical Revue at ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., hosted by Ohio Valley Summer Theater from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The musical production will include a wide selection of songs ranging from Rent, Les Misérables, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Hairspray, Disney’s Frozen, Fiddler on the Roof, Once on This Island, Little Shop of Horrors and more. All proceeds for the event go to the Athens County Food Pantry. 

Admission: $10

Saturday, Nov. 13 

Athens Farmers Market at the Market on State, 1002 E. State St., from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m. Vendors include a wide-range of local farmers and artists selling a plethora of produce: meats, cheeses, vegetables, fruits, pies, pastries, traditional and specialty bread, coffee, wine, ciders, jams, jellies and much more. Food truck vendors may also be present at the event. 

Admission: Free

Friends of the Shelter dog adoption event at PetSmart, 743 E. State St., from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. hosted by PetSmart. The event will give participants the ability to meet a variety of shelter dogs and give them an opportunity to adopt a new addition into their homes.  

Admission: Free 

Sunday, Nov. 14 

Stuart’s Record Sale at Stuart's Opera House in the Grand Lobby, 52 Public Square, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature a variety of vendors selling records, CDs and other musical objects for attendees to buy. Proof of vaccination or 72 hours prior negative COVID-19 test is required to attend the event. Guests must wear a mask while attending the event. 

Admission: Free

Fanficition SOUP at Kantner Hall, 7 S. College St., at 2 p.m. hosted by the Student Organization of Undergraduate Playwrights. The event will feature a series of short plays inspired by fanfiction. The stories include self-insert writing to spinoffs of Wattpads and AO3 classics. Masks are required to attend the event. 

Admission: Free   

Art Show opening with Moonriver Print Shop at Casa Nueva, 4 W. State St., at 4 p.m. The event will celebrate the hanging of new art pieces on Casa Nueva’s walls from Moonriver Print Shop. Featured music will be Muchi Nochi, and free Casa Nueva appetizers will be available for participants.

Admission: Free


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