Dance: Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats

Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats
Fall Quarter Swing Dance
Friday, November 2, 2007, 8pm-Midnight

Baker Center Rm 240
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Small cover charge

Quarterly swing dance of the OU Jitterbug Club, open to everyone! All forms of dance welcome. There is a beginner lesson before each dance from 8-9 p.m. Bands begin at 9 p.m. Featuring live music from Chicago: LESLEY BYERS and the Jazz Cats.

Rosemary Clooney meets Bette Midler. … Lesley Byers & The Jazz Cats recreate this era’s best music made famous by the times most incredible musicians…Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald.

Regular events admission $5; registered club members $4.

Contact: bh123005 -at-



Saturday, October 20, 5-9 pm & Sunday, October 21, 2007, 2-7 pm

132 W State St, Athens, Ohio

A community celebration of the visual, performing, and culinary arts!

Both days: Visual Art from more than 20 local artists.

Saturday: On stage (Those that I know are female are in CAPS.)

  • 5:00 LEAH MILLER – belly dancer
  • 5:15 Rusty Rittenhouse – magician
  • 5:45 DOMINIKA ADAMOVA and Frank McDermott – poetry and music
  • 6:05 Ehryan Everson – dancer
  • 6:10 QUINN SCHMALLENBERG and Zion Everson – dancers
  • 6:15 Pete Wuscher and Matthew Bryant – music
  • 6:45 Ethan Greene – music
  • 7:15 Steve Zarate – music
  • 7:45 Designated Spaces – spoken word
  • 8:15 Bad Chemicals – music
  • 8:45 LEAH MILLER and JANE PALMER – fire dancer and drums

Saturday: Downstairs

  • Kids in Action
  • Haunted House Knit/Weave Workshop
  • OU T-Com children’s presentation
  • Chris Tomazik

Sunday: On stage

  • 2:00 LEAH MILLER – belly dancer
  • 2:15 NGOMA – drum circle
  • 2:45 Rusty Rittenhouse – magician
  • 3:15 Ehryah Everson – dancer
  • 3:20 QUINN SCHMALLENBERG and Zion Everson – dancers
  • 3:30 Ethan Greene – music
  • 4:00 LIZ PAHL – music
  • 4:30 Heartlanders – music
  • 5:00 Reyshan Parker – play “Best Intentions”

Sunday: Downstairs

  • Kids in Action
  • Haunted House Knit/Weave Workshop
  • OU T-Com’s children’s presentation
  • Xen Glick – 5-7

OUTWeek 2007

OUTWeek 2007: Come OUT! Get OUT! Stay OUT!
Sunday, October 7-Sunday, October 14, 2007
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Sunday, October 7

OUTWeek T-shirt Tie-Dye & Painting
UCM, 18 N. College St. 2-6pm
T-shirts are free for you to decorate for OUT Week!
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Paint the Graffiti Wall
1 am
Join the painting fun!

Monday, October 8

Queer Aquarium
Lindley Hall Park, 11 am-1 pm
Join in this awareness raising event. Bring your lunch or your books to study. This is a great place to catch up with friends.
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When the Gays Move Into Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood
Baker Center 242, 8-9:30 pm
By Joe Bertolino and Bil Leipold of Campus Speak
This program explore the realities and human dimensions of living in a world of heterosexual privilege. Drawing from their own lives, their experiences as fraternity men and student affairs professionals, their family experiences, and the dynamics of their own relationship, Joe and Bil present this difficult topic in a non-threatening, humorous way.
Sponsored by ActOUT and the LGBT Center

Tuesday, October 9

Bisexuality 101: Myths and Realities, with Bisexual Activist and Author Robyn Ochs
LGBT Center, Baker Center 354 4-5:30 pm
What is bisexuality? Is there no such thing as bisexuality or is everyone really bisexual? Or is it more complicated than that? Examine these questions as well as biphobia in lesbian, gay and heterosexual
communities with the goal of better understanding bisexuality and bisexual identities.
Open to people of all sexual orientations!

OUT Week Keynote
I Now Pronounce You…Equal, with Bisexual Activist and Author Robyn Ochs
Baker University Center Theatre, 8-9:30 pm
Regardless of your position on same-sex marriage, it’s a very confusing issue, and it’s very difficult to keep track of what’s going on in the United States and around the world. Get your questions answered, and hear the personal story of someone from Massachusetts who legally married her wife on May 17. An extended question and answer period follows.
Sponsored by Open Doors and the LGBT Center
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Wednesday, October 10

Gay Blue Jean Day
Wear blue jeans to show support for LGBT people!

Open Doors Meeting
UCM, 18 N. College St., 8-10 pm
Bring a straight friend night! Regular and occasional attendees are very welcome. Invite a friend or meet the friends of others! We love our straight ALLIES!

OUT Week Concert: Erica and the Little Beans
Blue Gator, 63 N. Court St, 10:30-Midnight
Great music for a great cause! Benefit Concert for EWO-Empowering Women of Ohio

Thursday, October 11

National Coming Out Day

Wear your ‘Gay, Fine By Me’ T-shirt Day!

Brown Bag Discussion: OUT in the Workplace
The Women’s Center, Noon-1 pm
OU employees will be featured in this panel discussion.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center and OUT@Work

Greeks & Gays
Baker University Center 242, 5-7 pm
Hear from a panel of LGBT community and Greek life members to help dispel misperceptions and bridge the two communities.
Sponsored by ALLY and LGBT Commission
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Hip-Hop and Homophobia: The Ins and Outs
Baker University Center 230, 8-9 pm
Join this discussion about how the Hip-Hop movement deals with LGBT issues.
Sponsored by SHADES

Friday, October 12

OUTWeek Rally
Scripps Hall Amphitheater, Noon-1 pm
Always fun and festive. Come celebrate the fact that we can be OUT at OU!
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OUT @ the Movies
Baker University Center 239, 11 pm-1 am
Attendees will select one of several films to view during this casual event–think slumber party!
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Saturday, October 13

Open Doors Dance Party: GAY AT THE GATOR!
Blue Gator, 63 N. Court St, 10:30 pm-2 am
Traffic Jam theme. Bring $ for Glow Sticks!

Sunday, October 14

CookOUT at Strouds Run
2-6 pm
Eat, relax and play at this always amusing event! Look for the rainbow flag! This event is held rain or shine
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SEE:OUT Week activities abound,” OUtlook, 10/5/2007

OUTWeek is coordinated by Open Doors. Other sponsors include: ActOUT; ALLY; EWO; The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center; LGBT Commission of Student Senate; SHADES; The Women’s Center; and OUT@Work: OU LGBTA Employees’ Network.

Reclaim Music Festival

Reclaim Music Festival
Saturday, September 29, 2007, 3 pm-2 am, gates open @ 1 pm

McCumber Hill Rd, near Rutland, Ohio (directions)

The Reclaim Music Festival will take place on Saturday in the backwoods of Meigs County, Ohio. Reclaim is proud to highlight the incredible live music scene of Athens, Ohio and surrounding hills. Reclaim is an outdoor music and community festival held at one of the most scenic venues in Ohio. The venue consists of a solid oak stage nestled amongst hundreds of acres of fields and forest.

Coolers are welcome. (There will be minimal vending at this event, so bring food, snacks and whatever you like to drink. Don’t forget drinking water.) Bring: flashlights, sleeping bag & tent, yer mom (or dad, or not). There will be 2 or 3 community fires, but please no individual fires (too dry).

Female performers in caps.


Family Tent

  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm LAURA NADEAU

Contact: reclaimmusic -at- Let us know if you’d like to help in any capacity!
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Dance Party for the InterActivist

Dance party to benefit InterActivist and People Might
Thursday, September 27, 2007, 10:30 PM-2 AM

Casa Nueva Cantina
4 W State St, Athens, Ohio
$3, 21 and over; $4, underage

download flyerFeaturing DJ Barticus of the famed “Dance or Die” crew, plus AK (Akil Houston: African American Studies and Film faculty member, author, Hip Hop scholar, and former house DJ for Zachary’s) spinning old school R & B, funk, and more.

InterActivist is Athens’ progressive monthly and covers women’s issues among others. Help support this free-to-all publication.

Founded in 2003 by the campus and community activist group InterAct (voted “Best Student Organization,” 2006 Athens News Readers’ Choice Awards), The InterActivist is now published by the local activist development center People Might in collaboration with InterAct, Amnesty International at OU, the Sustainable Living Organization, and Up In Arms, with additional support from the Campus Progress division of the DC-based Center for American Progress.

Facebook Members: InterActivist Readers’ Fanclub

New Straitsville Celtic Day

8th Annual New Straitsville Celtic Day Celebration
Saturday, September 8, 2007, Noon-5PM

Hubert Dunkle Building, Robinson’s Cave Grounds (Map)
New Straitsville, Ohio
Free and open to the public

New Straitsville shares its Welsh, Irish, and Scottish heritage in an outdoor festival. Dancers, storytellers, and Celtic musicians enliven the grounds of the New Straitsville History Group’s Robinson’s Cave and Dunkle Building grounds. The small town atmosphere, historic location, and good food make the second Saturday of September a relaxing and enjoyable time for the family.

New Straitsville is located in the heart of the Wayne National Forest on State Routes 93, 216, and 595 in southern Perry County (25 miles north of Athens and 60 miles southeast of Columbus). Sponsored by the New Straitsville History Group and the Ohio Arts Council.

Women in caps.

Noon–12:30 Rich Greenlee – song
12:30-1:00 Boys of the Hock – song
1:00-1:30 MELANIE PRATT – storyteller*
1:30-2:00 Boys of the Hock – song
2:00-2:30 Seamus O’ Shea – song
2:30-3:10 Welsh Dancers – dance
3:15-3:45 GWEN CORBETT – song
3:50-5:00 Don Lewis & Moonshiners – song

*Melanie Pratt – Melanie the Seanachie
Melanie has been telling tales for more than 20 years. For the past 16 years she has focused much of her storytelling energy on tales from the Celtic lands and tells tales from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Isle of Man, Cornwall, and Brittany as part of her repertoire. Much of this has come from her genealogical discovery that part of her ancestry is Irish, Welsh, and Scottish.

Contact: Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council 740-394-3011 or new_straitsville -at-

Athens Messenger, September 6, 2007

25th Annual Benefit Auction for EVE

25th Annual Benefit Auction for EVE
Friday, August 24; 6 pm & 8:30 pm until 11 pm

Lafayette Hotel (
Front Street, Marietta, Ohio
$15 per person, $125 table of 10

EVE, Incorporated ( is the Marietta-area shelter and service agency for victims of domestic violence. The silent auction will be followed by a live auction with auctioneers Charlie & Keelan McLeish, followed by a dance with DJ Doug Hess. All proceeds from the silent auction, live auction, and dance benefit EVE, Inc.

Contact: EVE office 740-374-5820