Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Southeast Engine! What?!

Chase those winter blues away! We have a wide variety of events up-coming- hope to see you!

February 6, 2009, 8 PM – 11PM Moon Jaw Records Inception Party/Southeast Engine 180 gram vinyl "soft release!" ALL AGES! Southeast Engine's new album -- "From the Forest to the Sea" -- will be available for the first time (fresh out of the box) on 180 gram vinyl this evening. This is a "Soft Release Party" (the official release is Tuesday, February 17). Playing: Southeast Engine Jr. (Rem & Leo of SEE) Teddy Humpert (of Kaslo) Clare & Jamie's Birthday Band

February 7, 2009- 5 PM-7 PM ALPACA (Athens Local Professional Artist & Craftsman Association) will be having a meet-n-greet pot luck. It is for all present members, new members and people interested in learning about our organization. Please contact Kelly Lawrence by calling 740/594-1158 or email for more information.

February 13, 2009. Aimed towards area High School and Middle School students, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged", presented on February 13th, aims to introduce students with the work of the bard in a fun comedic show. Time TBA!

February 14, 2009, 6 PM Join us to as we celebrate the love between an man and his star wars collection. View for the first time in Athens Zach Fuller’s complete collection of Star Wars Memorabilia. There will be bands, a pot-luck and nerdy fun for all!

February 20, 2009- 8PM Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West with The Black Swans (Columbus) and The McGovern Brothers $5

February 22, 2009- 10 AM- 5PM Limehouse Theater offers an exclusive workshop as fundraiser for their upcoming production about the murdered and missing Women of Juarez, Mexico. Pochinko Clown, $30. The workshops will work through a variety of theatrical techniques and end with an ensemble creation piece! For an application, please call 817-437-7407 or write to

February 28, 2009- 3 PM. Free interactive concert of story songs sharing tricks and skills for getting along with Paulette Meier, singer/songwriter/peace educator.
Co-sponsored by Athens Friends, Church of the Good Shepherd-Episcopal, Christ Lutheran, Christ the King, St. Paul's, Hillel, First Presbyterian and Appalachian Peace & Justice Network For more information, call 698-8625.

Paulette Meier’s songs tell of young people who express their feelings about everyday conflicts and work out their problems together. Using lively country, reggae, blues and hip-hop styles on her guitar and sing-along choruses, Paulette helps kids appreciate diversity and grasp concepts that ease relationships when the going gets tough. Paulette has worked in four states as a peace educator and social emotional learning specialist. Her CD, Come Join the Circle: Lesson songs for Peacemaking received positive reviews in Parenting Magazine and School Library Journal. It won a 2002 Parents Choice Approved Award and a 2003 Children’s Music Web Award. It has sold over 7000 copies and is on sale at the UN Bookstore in NYC. Copies for sale after concert or see

March 7, 2009, 2 PM, L'Aqua Porter Film Festival Ohio films at ARTS/West

March 7, 2009, 8 PM. The Lost Flamingo Company presents a cabaret evening at ARTS/West. Tickets $5 in advance, $7 at the door. It’s a fundraiser for our Get in on the Ground Floor Campaign!

March 12, 2009- 7 PM-9 PM- Women’s Center as well as the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Ohio University present Women’s Harmony Singing in order to celebrate Women’s History Month. Harmony veterans Aerin Tedesco & Andrea Bunch (collectively known as Congress of Starlings) will lead this 2 hour participatory workshop for beginners and advanced singers alike.

May 1-3, 2009- Calliope Feminist Choir

May 8-9, 15-16, 2009- Actors Moveable Theater Presents Six Bawdy Comic Scenes by Shel Silverstein

May 10, 2009. Trisha Lockman presents Portals and Passageways.

May 22, 2009. Athens Music Club

May 23, 2009 Passion Works CD party

May 29-30, June 5-6, 2009 we welcome back The Lost Flaming Theater Company

A free music event for school age kids every third Saturday of each month (Sept.-May) at noon –1 pm. Second half of event is always an open stage for any kids, solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music--if you choose.
Or just listen and enjoy!
February 21 Jane Palmer and company with African drumming

Follow-up the improv flow with our monthly improv night and pot-luck. We've added some improv dance. A good time is always had by all the tens of people that make the last Sunday at 6pm of every month a regular event.

APE Center Update

Appalachian Progressive Education Center (APE Center)


*Spring Break THEATER CAMP (Ages 6-11, homeschoolers welcomed)
~ Learn how a theater show comes into being – not only through the actors/actresses but also through the efforts of a large team offstage.

~Sign up to be either on the backstage crew as a costume designer, set/prop designer, stagehand, light/sound technician, or promotion designer. Or the on-stage crew as an actor/actress, or a dancer.

*Spring Break MUSIC CAMP (Ages 6-11, homeschoolers welcomed)
~Bang on buckets; try the kazoo, penny whistle, ukulele, banjo, guitar and recorder. Make shakers, write fun tunes, adapt familiar songs, hum, or sing!

~Learn about Appalachian and other musical styles from the professional musicians.

Dates: March 23rd - March 28th (Monday through Saturday)
Time: 9am – 4pm (Monday – Friday). Performance/concert to be held on Saturday afternoon.
Fee: $ 160/Monday through Saturday
To register: email, or call 740-707-2916. The amount of participants is limited to 25.
Location: ARTS/West
*Note: For an extra fee, childcare is available M-F from 8-9am for $30/week, and 4-5pm for $30/week
And, thanks to Johnny B Foundation, you can ask for a sliding scale fee or a scholarship*

The mission of ARTS/West is to make facilities, resources, and opportunities available to arts organizations, individual artists, and community residents. ARTS/West harnesses community focus for all individuals engaged in the creation, performance and exhibition of the arts and promotes activities preserving the beauty, heritage and culture of our town

Many thanks to The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Athens Foundation, The OU Credit Union, The Hocking Valley Bank, The Ohio Arts Council, The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, The Ohio University School of Music, Magic Video, our Olympian Founders, individual donors and the time donated by our army of volunteers, for making this possible.

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