Thursday, April 23, 2009

This weekend Dance and be noisy

This Thursday, April 23 at 8:00 we have our monthly Aquabear live at ARTS/West with an evening of Noise Music. Not to be missed!
Followed by Sunday, April 26: 7:00 PM! we welcome back the Bread and Puppet’s Lubberland National Dance Company for 27 Dirt Cheap Money Dances. If you would like to join the Lubberland National Dance Company please arrive at 2:00 PM. We are seeking local dancers, actors and musicians. Wear black.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gearing Up

Hey sports fans- finally we are getting our spring busy on again. I hope to see you and survive.

This Thursday, April 23 at 8:00 we have our monthly Aquabear live at ARTS/West with an evening of Noise Music. Not to be missed!


Sunday, April 26: 7:00 PM! we welcome back the Bread and Puppet’s Lubberland National Dance Company for 27 Dirt Cheap Money Dances. If you would like to join the Lubberland National Dance Company please arrive at 2:00 PM. We are seeking local dancers, actors and musicians. Wear black.


Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m. Calliope Feminist Choir announces its 6th spring concert Tickets (sliding scale: $10-40; $2-10, limited income) available at Hyacinth Bean, Athens Book Center, and Blue Eagle Music as well as from Calliope members or by calling 593-6934.


May 8-9, 15-16, 2009- Actors Moveable Theater Presents Six Bawdy Comic Scenes by Shel Silverstein More Info at actorsmoveabletheater.org


May 10, 2009. Trisha Lockman presents Portals and Passageways


May 14 Motown tribute band Soul'd Out, will perform two shows Thursday, May 14 at 7 and 9 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show and may be purchased at ARTS/West, from 11-4 pm, Monday - Friday or from The Friends of Snowflake at (740) 589-6123 during evenings and weekends. The event is sponsored by The Friends of Snowflake.


May 19-20, Workshop production of the new musical STRIKE: An Appalachian Comedy by Reyshan Parker and Mark Cole. Featuring Madeleine Burns*.


May 22, 2009- Athens Music Club

May 27-30, June 5-6, 2009 we welcome back The Lost Flamingo Theater Company for Reefer Madness


*Actress appears curtsey of the Actors Equity Association


Monday, April 13, 2009

Casa Tuesday Night

Since you don't have anything better to do except maybe watch Star Trek TNG on WGN because it's a Tuesday- why don't you come out to the Casa-


Recently, ARTS/West was broken into. Casa Cantina is hosting a benefit on Tuesday April 14th to help those who were affected. Come along and bring a friend!


FEATURING: Lennon Orchestra (Junebug, Catfish, Joey Hebdo & Dave Baer) Hairy Hearts (Tim Peacock project) Hillside Ramblers (Jess Kauffman, Casey Davis, Kyle Martin) [DEBUT SHOW!] Johnny Wayne Knievel (Chris Biester Project)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Become an ARTS/West Member today!

Hi folks, it's Tammy the Events Coordinator, here with some news for you:

Love great performing arts experiences? Looking for ways to get more bang for your buck? Then we've got some news you can use: Become an ARTS/West Member today, and save on your favorite ARTS/West performances, workshops, classes, and events all year long!

As a special offer to our community, ARTS/West is now offering two levels of membership - a $25 Individual level and a $45 Household level, designed to save you money on your favorite events!
Benefits of membership include:

¨ FREE admission to ARTS/West Presents events, plus 20% off all other ticket sales to concerts, plays, events
¨ Priority enrollment and FREE admission to ARTS/West Presents classes and workshops, plus 20% off all other workshop and class fees
¨ Invitation to Members-Only talkbacks and behind-the-scenes opportunities
¨ Inclusion in ARTS/West mailings, plus access to special Member Updates to keep you up-to the-minute on upcoming opportunities

We at ARTS/West appreciate everything this community has done for us since we opened in 2005, and we are excited to present this opportunity for big savings to you, the folks who keep us going every day.

To become a Member, please fill out a Membership Form (downloadable HERE) and return it to ARTS/West at 132 W. State St. Athens, OH 45701. OR, call Emily at 740-592-4315 to purchase a Membership by phone!

Thanks again, and keep checking back for the next great event here at ARTS/West!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ahhh, Athens in the spring

I know it's been awhile and I've been slacking a little bit on the marketing front but, good news everyone- we have some new marketing interns so expect me to be whipped into shape in now time.


In the mean time- Seems to be a film heavy April so, have at it!


Bears on Film: Fugazi "Instrument"

Thursday, April 9, 2009- 7:30 PM

Aquabear Legion is hosting a screening of Fugazi's "Instrument" DVD at ARTS/West.

$2 suggested donation
*cover space, anything extra benefits Aquabear Legion

A collaboration between filmmaker Jem Cohen and the Washington D.C band Fugazi, the project covers the ten-year period from the band's inception in 1987 to 1997. Far from a traditional documentary, the project is a musical document: a portrait of musicians at work.

The film takes its title from the Fugazi song of the same name, from their 1993 album, In on the Kill Taker. Editing of the film was done by both Cohen and the members of the band over the course of five years. It was shot from 1987 through 1998 on super 8, 16mm and video and is composed mainly of footage of concerts, interviews with the band members, practices, tours and time spent in the studio recording their 1995 album, Red Medicine. [3] The film also includes portraits of fans as well as interviews with them at various Fugazi shows around the United States throughout the years. The Instrument Soundtrack by Fugazi was released in conjunction with the film.


Wilco-"Ashes of American Flags"

Thursday, April 16, 2009- 7:30 PM

WOUB 1340 AM and ARTS/West in conjunction with Haffa's Records and the Aquabear Legion are proud to present an advance screening of "Ashes of American Flags", a new film presenting Wilco live in concert during their 2008 tour. Culled from concerts in five quintessentially American venues - Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Tipitina's in New Orleans, The Mobile Civic Center, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.- the film captures the energy, poignancy and musicality of a Wilco concert and tour.
"Ashes of American Flags" is a Trixie production in association with Nonesuch Records and dBpm, Inc. Shot in HD and directed and produced by Brendan Canty (Fugazi) and Christoph Green, it intersperses interviews with band members and day-in-the-life footage as the band travels across the U.S. The DVD will be available at independent record stores on April 18, in celebration of Record Store Day. The film will be available from all other retailers on April 28.

Bread and Puppets Lubberland National Dance Company
"27 Dirt Cheap Money Dances"
One Night Only:
Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM!

Following the enthusiasm for The Bread and Puppet Theater's 7 Election Campaign Celebration Dances in September, 2008, ARTS/West once again opens their doors to Peter Schumann's landmark performance project, The Lubberland National Dance Company. Lubberland National Dance Company.

Money pretends to be everybody's good uncle but clearly is neither uncle nor good. It lures junior citizens into its university and then grinds them up in its wage slavery mill. You give it a finger and it grabs you, body and soul, until you flee to Lubberland and fight it with all the available garbage weaponry of the money civilization.

In these dances, the money-deficient dancers of Lubberland will employ Karl Marx to put the dirt-cheap aspects of money into timely perspective.

Working on the theory that "more is more," the Lubberlanders invite volunteer performers to join them in the performances. Rehearsal and performance schedule TBA.