Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Vote: It matters

And when you are done support some art.

Here is what is happening Saturday around Athens County:

The Dairy Barn Arts Center cordially invites you to an opening celebration for our Can-Do Exhibit Saturday, November 8th from 5-7 pm. Featuring drinks and hors d’ oeuvres “canned style.”

Can-Do is a design/build Exhibition highlighting the following area Businesses: Chaddock & Associates, Athens County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, The Athens News, RVC Architects, Panich & Noel Architects, Peoples Bank, AmeriCorps, The Dairy Barn Arts Center and Kroger who will artisticly display canned goods for the benefit of the SE OHIO REGIONAL FOOD CENTER. This exhibit will run through November 22nd.


Stuart's Opera House Fall Fundraiser with Bettye LaVette, Nov 08 2008

This is one of the biggest nights of the year for Stuart's. Hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and more. This year's fundraiser will feature music from Soul legend Bettye LaVette! Bettye wowed audiences when she closed out this past years Nelsonville Art and Music Festival and you will not want to miss this performance.

The Stuart's Fall Fundraiser will also feature a silent auction.

$100 tickets include a seat in row A-D, heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks from 6pm-7pm, and first chance to bid on silent auction items.

$25 reserved seats will be available for rows E-I on the floor and the balcony.

Fall Fundraiser Schedule:
6:00pm: Lobby opens for patrons with $100 tickets for silent auction and drinks
6:30pm: Heavy Hors D'oeurves and drinks for $100 ticket holders in the theater
7:30pm: Lobby opens for all ticket holders, silent auction in lobby.
8:30pm: Bettye LaVette begins



Here's what we're doing at ARTS/West:

There are still so many wonderful things to do and see around town in November!

If you were are all involved in the Humble Play: Appalachian New Play Festival- You're invited to join us for a postmortem/thank you potluck dinner to officially bring our festival to a final close! We will dine Friday, November 7 at 5 pm at ARTS/West and everyone is asked to bring ANY kind of dish to share.

And of course if there are other volunteers or staff members that should be included, please share this info with them as well. Let's all give ourselves one more chance to review, process, and celebrate all of the teamwork that went into the festival this year - with food! Hope to see everyone there.

In addition, many of you know that we lost a very dear friend in October, Pat Elisar. I would like to invite you to participate in the Celebration of Pat Elisar's life on Tuesday, November 18th from 11am to 1 pm at ARTS/West.

With your help, we will all celebrate a great lady, a great friend and a great actor.

Friday, November 14th, 8pm, Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West- $4 with: She Bears http://www.myspace.com/shebearsband, Barn Burning (Providence, RI) http://www.myspace.com/barnburning, Winter Makes Sailors (Columbus) http://www.myspace.com/wintermakessailors

Sunday, November 16, 2008, 1:00pm-6:00pm. In August we had our first Aquabear Legion Record Swap and it was so incredibly awesome we decided to make it a regular thing. If you missed it the first time, make sure not to miss this one! Browse through tables of LP's, CD's, Tapes, 7 inches, Instruments, Local Music, Record Gear, and anything else music related. Some Athens bands will even be selling their own merchandise and of course so will Aquabear. If you want to get your own table to sell and trade from they are only $10! Send us an e-mail at contact@aquabearlegion.com if you are interested. This time we will be on the stage of ARTS/West! Admission is FREE!!! Donations are encouraged though. And we will be playing records all afternoon. And it's a potluck so bring some sweet food.

Save the Date

December 12, 13 & 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m.

December 13, 14 & 20 at 2 p.m. OVST presents Pinocchio by Kathryn Shultz-Miller

December 22-23, 7:00pm The Studio For Young Actors presents A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 27th 8pm Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West (the) Giants of Gender (NYC) www.myspace.com/thegiantsofgender and more. $4


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

Last Sunday of every month: Experimental-improv music workshops at pot luck dinner. 6:00 PM-9:00 PM www.myspace.com/artwestnoiseshow