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Weekender briefs: Attend concert to support Athens Humane Society, take a chilly hike

Friday, Feb. 11

Open Mic Night at The Front Room Coffee House in Baker University Center. Grab a coffee from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and join the coffeehouse in either performing or enjoying the performances.

Admission: Free

The Biggest Cover-Up night one at The Union, 18 W. Union St. The Union will host the annual fundraiser to benefit the Athens County Humane Society. Four local bands will play covers from their favorite bands including Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, Led Zeppelin and Weezer. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m.

Admission: $8 for 21 and over, $10 for under 21

Nirvana Unplugged at Donkey Coffee & Espresso, 17 W. Washington St. Donkey Coffee is hosting a free showing of the taped concert at Sony Music Studios in New York City for MTV Unplugged. The showing will begin at 8 p.m.

Admission: Free

Susie Q Band will perform for the first time in Athens at the Smiling Skull Saloon, 108 W. Union St. The band’s music includes rock, country, blues and “oldies.” The Susie Q Band will play from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Admission: Free

Saturday, Feb 12.

BRRRRR Oak Annual Winter Hike at Burr Oak State Park Lodge, 10660 Burr Oak Lodge Road, for a fun day of hiking. There will be staggered hiking times for COVID-19 safety: 9 a.m 8 miles, 9:30 a.m 5 miles, 10 a.m. 3 miles and 10:30 a.m. 1-mile hike with a naturalist. The park offers free bean soup and cornbread following the hike.

Admission: Free

The Biggest Cover-Up night two at The Union. The Union will host the annual fundraiser to benefit the Athens County Humane Society. Four local bands will play covers from their favorite bands including King Crimson, Taylor Swift, Tom Waits and Neutral Milk Hotel. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m.

Admission: $8 for 21 and over, $10 for under 21

Sunday, Feb. 13

80s Night Poster Show and Sale at Casa Nueva, 6 W. State St. Casa will host a reception to feature 80s night posters designed by Emily Beveridge and 80s music will be provided by Steve Zarate. Free Casa Nueva appetizers will be provided. 

Admission: Free

Valentine’s Prints, Plants and Pots sale starting at 10 a.m. at ARTS/West, 132 W. State St. ARTS/West will host its Valentine’s edition of the Prints, Plants and Pots sale. There will be handmade artwork, live plants and ceramics created and grown by local artists or horticulturalists.

Admission: Free

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