Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Check out May!

Below and Beyond, 5/4/12, 7:30
Below and Beyond a new play about urban camouflage, immortal jellyfish, natural gas extraction and an underground creek turned sewer. Created by Beth Nixon and Sarah Lowry (of Ramshackle Enterprises and The Missoula Oblongata). With accordion music by Matthew Schreiber. Directed by Donna Sellinger.

Inspired by the long-submerged Mill Creek of West Philadelphia, as well as current debate about fracking in Pennsylvania, this original play explores the complications of what lies beneath our feet. Using puppets, pulleys, movement, maps, and the imagination, the performance examines the intricacies of extraction and recognizes a waterway that continues to resurface. Tree house, houseboat and bunker dwellers unite amidst an invasion of urban water buffalo. All this, plus a one-man band!

Show lasts approximately an hour and a half and is geared toward adult audiences and kids ages 10 and up.

Doors open: 7:00
Show time: 7:30
Tickets: $5-$15 (sliding scale) available at the door.

Cat's Pajamas Clothing Exchange, 5/4/12, 6-10, 5/5-5/6/12, 12-6.
The Cat's Pajamas Clothing Exchange is back for it's fourth installment of goodness! We all had a great time last year filling the basement of ARTS/West  to the brim with great quality clothes. So let's do that again, shall we? This is also the purrr-fect event for you and your Mom this OU Mom's weekend. Here's the low down on how to participate:
  •  Early donations of clothes can be brought to ARTS/West during normal hours (M-Th 10-4). If you donate early, you will receive a GOLDEN TICKET, which will let you take as many items as you like throughout the event. EARLY DONATIONS CLOSE THURSDAY, MAY 4 at 4:00PM
  • The opening party will be Friday May 4th from 6-10pm. This will be the first chance to participate and get your paws on all the early donations of clothes! Free PIZZA will be available.
  • Regular hours of exchange are 12-5pm on Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th.
  • Entry to the exchange is $5 for the entire weekend. You only pay entry once. (all proceeds benefit ARTS/West)
  • You may take as many items as you bring to trade. Each additional item is $1. (unless you donate early)
  • You may participate even if you bring no items to trade.
  • We always are looking to partner with charity groups who may have use for the clothes that remain after the exchange!!!
S.A.T.B. Choir Benefit Concert 5/10/12, 7:30pm
Sharing All The Building

A concert Of Music About Home and heart. Proceeds to Benefit Athens Habitat for Humanity

Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:30

Donations for Habitat for Humanity, ARTS/West and SATB will be graciously accepted.

Calliope Feminist Choir 5/19/12, 7:30, 5/20/12, 4:30
2012 Spring Concert. Tickets available from Calliope members, Blue Eagle Music, and Hyacinth Bean Florist.

General admissions sliding scale $10-50; limited income $2-10.

For more information: (740) 818-8444 

Ratha Con (Athens' first Comic Con) 5/26/12
10-12: Panel discussion (Featuring local artists) at Athens City Library (30 Home St., Athens, OH)

12-7: At the Athens Community Center (701 E. State St. short walk from the library) Artist Alley, Comics, Gaming and Collectables, Vendors, Performance, Displays, HvZ, Food Vendors, and much, much more...

Admission: $6

*we have very reasonable rates for artists' and vendors' booths*

For more information: EMAIL

Line-up of a full month of activities and events:

Community Yoga
Sunday May 13th ARTS/West Community Yoga 3:45-5. Ignite your spark and let your practice connect you with your inner light. Every class starts with poses to warm the muscles, joints and ligaments. A moderate flow of standing and seated poses will follow, freeing the body of tension and strengthening the core. Practice ends with restorative poses to calm the mind.

Classes are (usually) the first Sunday of the month and free for A/W members or donation based for non-members. Contact us or Laura Post  at for more info.