Thursday, May 12, 2016

Front and Center: Music Composition Showcase

Bring the whole family to ARTS/West for a free Saturday afternoon of musical fun. Taking place on May 21st from 12-1 pm, Front and Center offers a relaxed environment for children to perform on stage. Best of all it is free! This month, we will be featuring a Music Composition Showcase in place of a special guest. For more information contact Trisha Lachman at trisha@boochee.com.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

SATB Spring Concert Benefiting Project Plant


The SATB Athens Community Choir will be holding their first concert of the year on Saturday, May 21st. The event will take place at 7pm at ARTS/West with doors opening at 6:30 pm. As always the SATB concert will aid a charity, as all proceeds will benefit Project Plant. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy some great Spring choral music. Suggested donation: $10/individual or $15/family.

Take Heart! Calliope Spring Concert 2016

Come out  this weekend on May 14th and 15th as The Calliope Feminist Choir takes the ARTS/West stage with special guests the Local Girls, Jim Wachtel on piano, Eddie Kruse on piano, and Bruce Dalzell on guitar. A light reception follows each concert. Tickets available at the Farmacy, Blue Eagle, as well as Calliope members and at the door. For last minute information, please call 740-818-9245. General admission, sliding scale $10-30; limited income $2-10. Overflow parking is available at the Athens Middle School. 

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

ARTS/West Presents Athens Square Dance and Old Time Music Social


Come out on Friday, May 20th for an evening of fun with traditional Appalachian square dancing and live old time music. The social will take place from 7-10 pm and all dances are taught, so everybody is welcome. Bring your own drinks, alcoholic (IDs will be checked) or not, bring your kids, or bring grandma who might even recognize some of the songs! $6 donation, doors open at 6:30 pm.

Monday, May 02, 2016

The Dance Awakens!


After the first day of Ratha Con, on Saturday, the fun will continue at the Casa Cantina with the costumed dance party “The Dance Awakens” at 10 p.m. Music will be provided by Sector 7G and Thoughtbeat. Admission will be free for adults and $2 for underage patrons.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

The 5th Annual Ratha Con is coming!


ARTS/West and the City of Athens Arts, Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring the 5th annual Ratha Con: Athens Own Pop Culture Convention.
This year’s event will kick off on Friday, May 6 (5-10pm) with a full evening of activities at ARTS/West, 132 West State Street:
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. - opening reception for the Pop Culture art exhibit, including light refreshments.  
6 p.m. - screening of the locally made film Kampout by Glenn Martin.  
8 p.m. - screening of Russ Emanuel’s film Occupants.
-- There will also be a sneak peek of the new Star Trek: Captain Pike film --
The main convention will take place on Saturday, May 7 (10am to 5pm) and Sunday, May 8 (12 to 4pm) at the Athens Community Center, 701 East State Street. 
Special guests include: Brimstone, a professional wrestler from New York; filmmaker Russ Emanuel of California; the voice of “Dieselpunk,” John Pyka; as well as actor Alan Courtright, actress Chalet Lizette Brannan, filmmaker Glenn Martin and special effects make-up artist John Marks.
In addition, the web series Con Man, with Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion of Firefly, will be screened throughout the weekend. There will be comic artists, dance performances, lightsaber choreography, RPG gaming, workshops, panel discussions, a kid’s craft room, and more.
Returning will be the Z.E.R.O.S. (Zombie Eradication Rescue Operations Squad) as well as vendors selling comics, cards, and collectibles.
There will be three costume contests with prizes, and, back by popular demand, Quidditch matches on Saturday.
Admission is $10 on Saturday and $7 on Sunday, or $15 for the weekend (moms will be admitted free on Sunday). Kids’ (13-17) tickets are $5 on Saturday and Sunday, or $8 for the weekend. Kids under 12 will be admitted free with a paid adult.
After the convention on Saturday, the fun will continue at the Casa Cantina with the costumed dance party “The Dance Awakens” at 10 p.m. Music will be provided by Sector 7G and Thoughtbeat (with admission free for adults and $2 for underage patrons).

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Take Heart! Calliope Spring Concert 2016


Come out on May 14th and 15th as The Calliope Feminist Choir takes the ARTS/West stage with special guests the Local Girls, Jim Wachtel on piano, Eddie Kruse on piano, and Bruce Dalzell on guitar. A light reception follows each concert. Tickets available at the Farmacy, Blue Eagle, as well as Calliope members and at the door. For last minute information, please call 740-818-9245. General admission, sliding scale $10-30; limited income $2-10. Overflow parking is available at the Athens Middle School. 

It's Gonna Be MAY! Which means Community Yoga is this Sunday!


Sunday, May 1
12-1pm

Come out to ARTS/West for the monthly session of Community Yoga! Classes are always on the first Sunday of the month, noon-1pm and free for ARTS/West members (for as little as $30 a year you can become a member!) or a $5 suggested donation for non-members. Contact ARTS/West at 740-592-4315 for more information. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat. Classes are taught by Becky Anderson.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lobsterfest 2016: Free Live Music


Stop by ARTS/West on Friday, April 22nd for the annual Lobsterfest presented by ACRN media. The show begins at 7:30, with various artists such as Wished Bone, Adia Victoria, Ryley Walker, and Waxahatchee performing. The show is entirely free, so come out and enjoy some live music!