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Weekender Briefs: Listen to music, visit a market

Friday, Sept. 2

The Disputewill be performed in Putnam Hall, 96 E. Union St., beginning at 8 p.m. The play is a queer take on Pierre de Marivaux’s story about an experiment gone wrong.

Admission: Free

Camping and MultiSport Adventure hosted by Wadsworth Adventurers at Lake Hope, off Furnace Ridge Rd. Participants will meet and park at Site 15 and set up camp around 8 p.m. This Labor Day weekend getaway is filled with outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking and ziplining.

Admission: Prices vary depending on kayak rentals

The Nelsonville Music Festival, presented by Stuart’s Opera House at Snow Fork Event Center, 5685 Happy Hollow Rd. The festival is all day and spans into the weekend with headliners such as Japanese Breakfast performing Friday, Yo La Tengo on Saturday and Angel Olsen finishing up Sunday.

Admission: Ticket prices vary

Saturday, Sept. 3

The Athens Farmers Market, 1002 E. State St., will occur from 9 a.m. to noon. The market will be celebrating its 50-year anniversary with exhibits, music and a special vendor appreciation day.

Admission: Free

Athens Art Market, 1000 E. State. St., will occur from 9 a.m. to noon. Take a look at handcrafted arts and crafts such as pottery, jewelry and glassware, and purchase some to take home as well.

Admission: Free

Travis Reid Ball will perform at the Smiling Skull Saloon, 108 W. Union St., from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy some country music with a punk and alternative twist.

Admission: $4

Sunday, Sept. 4

Turtle Talk will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Lake Hope Nature Center at Lake Hope State Park off Furnace Ridge Rd. Visitors will get to learn about the park’s resident turtles and how they are taken care of, and even get the chance to help feed and exercise the animals.

Admission: Free

Larry’s Dawg House 1st Annual Car & Bike Show will kick off at 5 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. at Larry’s Dawg House, 410 W. Union St. Bring out beloved cars to enter into contests with prizes for multiple different categories. Winners will be announced at 8 p.m. and participants will also get half off a Larry’s Dawg House meal for the day.

Admission: $5 to enter, free to attend


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