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Weekender Briefs: Discover new music, explore DIY special effects

Friday, Sept. 9

The Guitar Company hosted at Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable, located at 73930 Buck Lane, will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will feature some of the best guitar players from Ohio, including Athens legend John Borchard.

Attendance: $5

DJ Barticus’s ‘90s Night, featured at The Union, 18 W. Union St., will see DJ Barticus play a ‘90s-themed setlist starting at 9 p.m. The local DJ’s dance party is 18+. 

Attendance: Free

“An Interview with Gladys Bailin” public screening and award ceremony will be presented at the Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. After the screening of the short documentary dance film, Gladys Bailin Stern will be conferred the Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree by the School of Dance. 

Attendance: Free

Saturday, Sept. 10

Special Effects Makeup Workshops will occur from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Plains Public Library, 14 S. Plains Road. Attendees ages 8 and older can learn how to create trauma effects like cuts, scars, burns, bruises and more using a combination of special effects makeup and non-toxic household materials.

Attendance: Free, but must register online at

Blues Cowboys make a pit stop at Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable, 73930 Buck Lane. The concert will feature local favorite Blues Cowboys playing a mix of blues, rock and country music. The event is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Attendance: $5

Drift Mouth and more at The Union, 18 W. Union St., will feature the band as well others including Speed Knobs, Wildwood Franklin and Kelby Primmer. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Attendance: $8 

Sunday, Sept. 11

The Magic of Bill Blagg (family series) comes to Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, 47 E. Union St. Starting at 3 p.m., audience members can witness magician Bill Blagg’s interactive magic and jaw-dropping illusions.

Attendance: $10 general, $8 for seniors and $5 for students and children

Ustav 2022 in Baker Ballroom will host an Indian Cultural Night after a two-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., attendees can enjoy a night of Indian food, dance and entertainment.

Attendance: $20

Night Skies: Navajo Textiles Depicting Sandpaintings by the College of Fine Arts will have 12 featured weavings from Kennedy Museum of Art’s Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection on display. The display will last from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 100 Ridges Circle.

Attendance: Free


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