Weekender Briefs: watch the ARTS/West musical, visit the garage sale

Friday, June 3

A celebration of contemporary Appalachian writing will take place at 6 p.m. at Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square. Join the authors who contributed to “Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Volume 24: Appalachian Witness”. Take the opportunity to discuss with experienced writers and poets.

Admission fee

ARTS/West presents “Fun Home”, the first show she ever officially produced, at 8 p.m. at ARTS/West, 132 W. State St. This show is based on a graphic novel memoir by Alison Bechdel detailing her coming-of-age story and Release. Organized by the Athens community and Ohio University students, the musical will also be performed on June 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12. Friday and Saturday show times will be at 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinee will begin at 2 p.m.

Admission: $12

Eye of Melodk at 10 p.m. at Smiling Skull Saloon, 108 W. Union St. The Cincinnati band returns to Athens for a night of hybrid reggae, neo-soul and psychedelic rock.

Admission fee

Saturday June 4

The Great Athens Garage Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Zenner House, 30 Utah Place. Come shop through many treasures such as collectibles, holiday decorations, household items and more. All proceeds will go directly to Passion Works. Everything will be 50% marked down at 2 p.m.

Admission fee

Athens Farmer’s Market at 9 a.m., hosted by Athens Farmers Market, 1002 E. State St. Shop local and locally made foods and produce at the Farmers Market. Celebrate the kick off of the 50th anniversary celebration with visits from Rufus, Ohio Athletics, Southern Ohio Copperheads and more. The market accepts SNAP and EBT as payment options.

Admission fee

Showcase of the circle of songwriters at 7 p.m. at Donkey Coffee & Espresso, 17 W. Washington St. Join a group of 12 songwriters as they display their skills.

Admission fee

Roadkill Kowboys at 8:30 p.m. at Redmen Lodge, 7875 Dairy Lane. Join this musical group for a great night out with friends filled with classic rock and country hits.

Admission fee

Rains On Me: The Music of Tom Waits with special guest Bad for Geese at 10 p.m. at Casa Nueva Restaurant and Cantina, 6 W. State St. Get ready to dance to a performance by these avid Tom Waits.

Admission fee

Sunday June 5

Athens Conservancy opens Mary Beth Art Trail 2-4 p.m. at Mary Beth Zak Lohse Preserve on Strouds Run Rd. Take a self-guided tour of the trail and enjoy pieces created by nine Passion Works Studio artists and activities celebrating the colorful trail.

Admission fee

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