Monday, January 28, 2008

Winters Chill-SPECIAL EVENTS AT ARTS/WEST

So, it is the time of the month when I blast you with what's happening! So, take your time, take it all in, can you even believe how awesome Athens is? No, neither can I.

Feb. 2: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM- Alexander High School Jazz Ensemble 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hip Pocket. Athens Jazz and Blues Festival (we are one of several venues, check out http://www.athensohio.com/jazzfest/ for a complete list, prices and to purchase tickets)

Feb. 3: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, II Juicy at 1:00, OU Jazz Ensemble at 2:00, Alexander High School Jazz Ensemble at 2:45, R&B Station at 3:30. Athens Jazz and Blues Festival (we are one of several venues, check out http://www.athensohio.com/jazzfest/ for a complete list, prices and to purchase tickets)

Feb. 28-29: 8:00 PM- The Corporation for the Performing Arts presents the World Premiere of a new play by New York playwright, Tony DiMurro, Bergin Pines at ARTS/West. Bergin Pines features OU Faculty Shelley Delaney last seen in Betty’s Summer Vacation! Show times are February 28-29 at 8:00 PM, Tickets are $20 for adults in advance, $25 at the door and $12 for seniors and students. Proceeds to benefit operational expenses of ARTS/West and to set-up a scholarship fund for performing arts classes for area youth. Tickets available by calling (740) 592-4351. Bergin Pines contains adult themes and is not suitable for young children.

March 1: 4:00-9:00 PM- 2nd Annual Aquabear County Fair, ARTS/West and later on at the Casa Cantina. Machine Go Boom (Cleveland), Casual Future, Adam Torres, Silo Circuit, Paper Machetes Weedghost/Dinner of Swords, Kid Panda Hands (reunion)

March 8- 6:00 PM- Project Reuse Industries Fashion Show. Now in its second year, Project ReUse is a sustainable fashion fundraiser for ReUse Industries. This year's Project ReUse is set to take place at ARTS/West in Athens, Ohio on March 8, 2008. Project Runway's Angela Keslar will be making a special guest appearance as a judge! The show starts at 6 pm sharp! An after-party will take place at Casa Cantina. Local bands Casual Future, Silo Circuit and Russenorsk will be playing. http://www.myspace.com/projectreuse


NEW CLASSES AND EVENTS
ALWAYS BEING ADDED!


September 29- October 4- Humble Play: Appalachian New Play Festival. New plays from the Appalachian region.

Ongoing:
Last Sunday of the month 6:00 PM-9:00 PM- Experimental-improv music and pot luck dinner. www.myspace.com/artwestnoiseshow

Third Saturday Jan.-May 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Front and Center- Music program and open stage for kids

Want to support Ohio Artists? Check out the Art of Ohio website: http://www.artofohio.com/

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Hey and what about the Union Hall Theater! Check this out:
April 12th show with Rj Cowdery(http://www.myspace.com/rjcowdery) and Avalon Nine(http://www.myspace.com/avalonnine). "Acoustic Folk / Rock / Americana Featuring 2007 Mountain Stage New Song Winner RjCowdery".