Friday, January 30, 2009

Pine Leaf Boys show moved to ARTS/West

Tonight's Pine Leaf Boys concert at Stuart's Opera House HAS BEEN MOVED to ARTS/West at 132 West State Street in Athens, Ohio. Stuart's Opera House and their office are closed due to a power outage in Nelsonville. Ticketholders can come to ARTS/West to see the show, concert is at 8pm and doors open at 7pm. Tickets will still be available at the door. For more information call ARTS/West at (740) 592-4315 or visit

Please come out to see the Pine Leaf Boys! ARTS/West is a great venue for this show.... not having power won't stop us!

Brian Koscho
Stuart's Opera House

Monday, January 26, 2009

Clean out your closets

Starting tonight, Monday, January 26:



Get in shape and have fun in a supportive class!

Increase your personal safety skills!

De-stress and enjoy long staff yoga warm up and stretching, cardio kickboxing workout, light strength training and meditative cool down in the Bando system.

Previous experience is not necessary.

Long staffs are provided.

Bring a yoga mat or blanket.

Wear athletic shoes & comfortable clothing.

WHEN: Monday and Thursday 5:30 to 6:45 (Jan. 26 to March 31, 2009)

WHERE: ARTS / West, 132 West State Street (parking lot at rear) Athens, Ohio

COST: $5.00 per class or $30.00 per month

All women and girls welcome!

Inquiries? Contact Cheryl @ 594-7452

Athens Burlesque hosts a clothing swap on Saturday, January 31, 2009 from 1:00pm-4:00pm!

Bring your friends and bring your clothes. Clean out your closet and then fill it up again. Come out and support Athens first local Burlesque and Vaudeville Troupe.

$5.00 at the door. All proceeds benefit Athens Burlesque and all left over items will be donated to ReUse Industries

Door prizes from Athens favorites and hopefully some live music!!

Volunteers are needed so if your interested email

Friday, January 23, 2009

Big weekend

My word we have a lot going on this weekend. Take a nap, enjoy the sun today and then let's celebrate some art.

First off: Actors Moveable Theater presents Painting Churches- Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8:00pm. Gardner(Lonny Fraze) and Fanny Church(Carol Patterson) are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Their daughter Mags (Robin Barnes) has come home to help them move for she hopes to finally paint their portrait. Enjoy a radiant loving and zestfully humorous play...distinctly Chekhovian. A mix of humor, valor and more
TICKETS $10.00 at door.

Limehouse offers two exclusive workshops as fundraisers for their upcoming production about the murdered and missing Women of Juarez, Mexico.
Devising Physical Theatre
Sunday January 25th
10:00 am - 5:00 PM
Pochinko Clown
Sunday February 22nd
10:00 am- 5:00pm
$30 each or $50 for both
The workshops will work through a variety of theatrical techniques and end with an ensemble creation piece!
Hope to see you there! For an application, please call 817-437-7407 or write to

Aquabear Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, 1/25
Aquabear Legion is holding a Pancake Breakfast in the basement of ARTS/West on Sunday, January 25th from 2pm-5pm. This is our big fundraiser for the Aquabear County Fair on March 5-7, 2009 and we want everyone to come out and support local music and art! Come eat all the pancakes you have along with coffee, juice, and maybe even a little bacon. Tickets are ONLY $5! You can get them at the door or in advance by e-mailing us at

6-9 PM stay for the Noise Show. $2 suggested donation. Awfully suggested. This event may be: LOUD. Free improvisation featuring electric and acoustic instruments. Don't come if you hate things that are good.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Don't get the winter blues (many announcements)

This Saturday (January 10, 2009 from 8:00pm-10:30pm) Aquabear continues their monthly concert series with their January installment featuring Submarine Spaceship, October Fist, and a Death Beef/Andrew Lampela collaboration.

We're gonna rock you right out of the pews. $4 cover.

Dear ARTS/West Fans!

We have so many great programs coming up in the New Year! To keep up with all the exciting arts happenings around here, we're streamlining the way we deliver upcoming news so that you hear about the stuff you are interested in, without getting bogged down by stuff that doesn't apply to you. To start off, we're gonna create an ARTS/West Youth e-newsletter, focusing on activities designed for Athens' children and youth.

Got kids at home? Know some young people who are interested in music, art, dance, or theater? If you do, just send us an email to artswest at ci. athens. oh. us with "YES!" in the subject line, and we'll add you to the new list! You'll get all the detailed, up-to-date information on workshops, classes, and performances by and for kids, teenagers, and families.

If you choose not to opt-in for the ARTS/West Youth updates, you'll still receive the same general ARTS/West announcements as before - and you can opt-out of those at any time, as well.

Thanks for staying connected to ARTS/West as we begin our 2009 programming! It's an exciting time for us, and we're glad to have you along for the ride. We'll see you there!

-Emily P and the ARTS/West family

This is Your Invitation to Participatory Democracy!

Please come to the Town Meeting planned for January 29 at the Community Center. Our hope is that citizens will become involved in re-energizing and implementing the Comprehensive Plan developed a few years ago. During the meeting, after short presentations on the current state of the Plan, discussion groups will form to provide immediate feedback on priorities and directions. We will also begin the process of creating or joining with already existing groups to improve our community. This will be the first in a series of Town Meetings aimed at uniting our community and government. Please accept our invitation to engage in truly participatory democracy in our town!

Athens is a wonderful community!

Come join your neighbors to help make it an even better place.

The Mayor's Office, the Athens City Comprehensive Plan Review and Advisory Committee, the executive committees of the Neighborhood Associations, the Athens City Planner, the Athens County Land Use Plan Steering Committee, the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce and Ohio University's Office of Off-Campus Living invite Athens area residents to a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, January 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Community Center on East State Street. Between 2002 and 2006 citizens were involved in creating a comprehensive plan to provide long-term guidance for our city. Now it is implementation time. Come to the meeting to:

· Hear about the status of the Athens 2020 Comprehensive Plan

· Discuss how to implement the plan

· Organize into Interest Groups to find ways to move the plan forward

This first in a series of Town Hall meetings will have two priorities:

· An update on the comprehensive plan, provided by the Mayor and the Comprehensive Plan Review and Advisory Committee

· Residents and businesses organizing into new or already existing groups to discuss implementation of the plan

There will be a follow up Town Hall meeting on March 12th at the Community Center.

If weather forces city roads to be closed on January 29th, the Town Hall meeting will be held on February 5 at the Community Center from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

The Athens 2020 Comprehensive Plan can be viewed at

Please forward this to your membership groups, friends, co-workers and neighbors.

Hey TCOM and/or Film students!

ARTS/West is looking to create a 30 second promotional video about the great stuff we do - education, performances, what have you. Wanna help us make an ARTS/West advertisement, to help get the word out about Athens Community Gateway to the Arts? You will be able to use the spot in your portfolio of work, and the video will be distributed to granting agencies and potential sponsors on the regional and national level. Additionally, we are seeking funds to have the spot shown on local television and before the previews at local movie theaters.

We're looking for a motivated and capable producer who can help us show what great activities and events ARTS/West has to offer to our community. If interested, please call Emily Prince, Program Specialist at 740-592-4315 or email at eprince at ci. athens. oh. us We'd love to see a sample of your work and talk about the best way to get our message out to the community.

The staff and patrons (more than 23,000 people!) of ARTS/West thank you for your help!