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Weekender Briefs: Local and global events, workshops dominate the weekend

Friday, April 14

Global Arts in the Digital Ageserves as the third Global Arts Festival at Ohio University. Set in the Walter Hall Rotunda, there will be plenty of events from a keynote speech by composer Mark Phillips to a World Music and Dance Concert. No registration is required, and the event runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Attendance: Free

Appalachian Trail Series: Dolly Sods Backpacking Trip will have attendees travel to West Virginia to explore the Dolly Sods wilderness. All skill and experience levels are welcome and all necessary transportation, equipment, food and guides will be provided. The trip is from Friday to Sunday, with participants leaving from Ping Recreation Center Friday at 10 a.m.

Attendance: $85

Athens International Film + Video Festival will continue at the Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St., this weekend. Presenting experimental, narrative, short-form, feature length and documentary films from different countries, the event will be one for all film lovers nearby to come together. The event will last from 1 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Attendance: Free for students, before 5 p.m.: $5 for adult and children’s tickets, after 5 p.m: $6.50 for adult and $5.50 for children’s tickets

Saturday, April 15

Geological Sciences 2023 Alumni Symposium is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Clippinger Laboratories and Morton Hall. The event is in-person and virtual, featuring opportunities to connect with alumni, interact with students and faculty and attend informal sessions regarding geological sciences.

Attendance: Free

“Capitalism and Informality” will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Baker University Center. This conference event will examine capitalism and informality as a symbol of economic “backwardness” from the writings of pioneers such as Max Weber and Clifford Geertz. Hosted by the Menard Family George Washington Forum, there will also be keynote speakers throughout, including Kellee Tsai and Friederike Welter.

Attendance: Free

The Met: Live in HD: Strauss’ DER ROSENKAVALIER will be playing at the Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St., from 11:55 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Featuring soprano Lise Davidsen in her Met debut as Marschallin, attendees can watch the comedic opera, which is hard to access in most theaters.

Attendance: Limited number of free tickets for students, $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $8 for children

Sunday, April 16

AAPI Week: Cherry Blossom Picnic Social is from noon to 4 p.m. at Pepsi Tailgate Park, 97 Richland Ave. Attendees can join the Asian American Pacific Islander Student Union for a picnic under the cherry blossoms, a walk and hammocking to kick off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Week.

Attendance: Free

Pepsi Leadership Fest by Campus Involvement Center is from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Grover Center W115, 53 Richland Ave. Attendees can enjoy a day of professional and leadership development, as well as free food and presentations led by students of the Pepsi Leadership Program.

Attendance: Free

Best of Bach by the College of Fine Arts will be held at Galbreath Chapel, 43 University Terrace. Starting at 4 p.m., the Ohio University School of Music will feature solo works and concerts performed by the students of Dr. Christine Harada Liu.

Attendance: Free


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