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Weekender Briefs: Learn how to boulder, attend a charity auction

Friday, March 25

Prom Flowers DIY event will take place at the Albany Cafe, 5196 Washington Road, at 5 p.m. This informational class will teach participants how to make their own corsages and boutonnieres, and attendees will leave with a handmade corsage and boutonniere. Upon signing up for the class, participants can detail their requested colors to best fit their upcoming prom.

Admission: $15 for one person and one flower, or $25 for a couple and two flowers

Concord Floral will be performed by student performers in the Hahne Theater in Kantner Hall, 19 S. College St., at 7:30 p.m. Presented by the School of Theater, written by Jordan Tannahill and directed by Molly H. Donahue, the play tells the story of Concord Floral, a one-million-square-foot abandoned greenhouse that doubles as a safe haven for local kids but hides a terrible secret. 

Admission: Free but must be reserved in advance.

The Sneakthief Tour Party! will happen at The Union, 18 W. Union St., this Friday at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. for Sneakthief and special guests No Stars and Mezclado. This exciting show is hosted by Blackout Booking so make sure to come out and party.

Admission: $8 for 21+, $10 for anyone under 21

Saturday, March 26

Megan Bee with Bruce Dalzell will perform at the Eclipse Company Store, 11309 Jackson Dr., at 7 p.m. Joined by special guest Eric Nassau, the performance will feature Bee’s heart-consuming folk music. This show will surely be full of acoustic yearning.

Admission: Free

Thread Magazine and NAMI’s Silent Auction and Impact Award Ceremony will take place from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Central Venue, 29 E. Carpenter St. The ceremony will honor Tom Walker, and all proceeds from the event and silent auction will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Participants can expect desserts, refreshments, music and mingling.

Admission: $5 at the door

The 10th World Music and Dance Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, 33 University Terrace. Hosted by the College of Fine Arts, the show will feature music and dance from around the world, including several American premiers of African Contemporary Orchestral and Percussion works. 

Admission: $15 general admission, free for students with a valid ID

Sunday, March 27

Athens Bouldering Trip will embark from Ping Recreational Center at 11 a.m. and will return at 4 p.m. The trip includes bouldering gear, instructors and transportation. Come learn how to boulder hands-on by climbing outside in fun, challenging and educational climbs.

Admission: $15

Up-cycle Fabric Mushroom Log Workshop will take place from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Community MakerSpace, 751 W. Union St. This hands-on experience will teach participants how to turn up-cycled fabric into a personal mushroom log. The course will teach about the world of mushrooms, and participants will walk away with a personal Oyster mushroom log that will grow and produce edible mushrooms.

Admission: $20

Learn to Knit Cables from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Chosen Pathways Spiritual Emporium, 400 E. State St. Nadine and Nancy’s Knitting Class returns to Chosen Pathways to lead participants in knitting their own cabled headband. The class explores knitting cables, a beautiful way to accent knit pieces, and participants will leave with their own handmade headbands.

Admission: $25


Katie Millard


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