It won’t be Fathers Day until June, but dads will be celebrated this weekend at Ohio University when it hosts Dads Weekend for the fathers of students.

On tap for the weekend are an open stage event, mini golf outing, a wrestling match, basketball games and many other activities, some of which actually begin today.

Included are some two-day events. On both Friday and Saturday, an exhibition featuring interior architecture students’ work will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Trisolini Gallery in Baker University Center. On Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the Athens Black Contemporary Dance Co., a student-based organization that presents choreography by its members, will hold an dance theater event at Putnam Hall’s Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre.

Friday

The School of Art’s biennial faculty exhibition will take place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Kennedy Museum of Art. The exhibition will feature art ranging from painting to sculpture.

From 6 to 10 p.m. in the Baker Center Ballroom, the Dads Weekend Man Cave event will be held. The event will include skee ball, Wii games, darts, Hi Striker bowling and other activities.

Also, at 7:30 p.m., OU wrestling takes on Kent State University in the Convocation Center.

Dads and students can take part in the open stage event with Bruce Dalzell from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Front Room in Baker Center.

Saturday

Alden Library will host the second annual Alden Open mini-golf outing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration will be on the fourth floor of Alden Library. Nine holes cost $5, and 18 holes costs $10. Equipment is provided. Proceeds benefit participants in the annual Ohio University Student Research and Creativity Expo.

Ohio Mens Basketball will face off against Miami University at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center. During the matchup, OU Athletics will honor the career accomplishments of Gary Trent (1993-95), and tickets will be specially priced starting at $1. For information, visit the OU Athletics website at http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/m-baskbl/.

Chicago City Limits, an improve group that is the longest running show in New York, will be at the Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18. For information, visit http://www.ohio.edu/performingarts/chicagocitylimits.cfm.

Recreational Ice Skating will be available at Bird Arena, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at a $4 charge for guests, but free for OU students.

Sunday

Starting at 4 p.m., the School of Music will present “Something New” at Glidden Hall. The production will feature guest artist Alan Terricciano from the University of California at Irvine.

At 2 p.m., OU Womens Basketball will face off against Toledo in the Convocation Center, and at 5:30 p.m., OU wrestlers will take on Bloomsburg University.

Recreational ice skating will be available at Bird Arena from 1:20-3:30 p.m. and from 3:30-5 p.m. Cost is $4 for guests, but free for OU students.

More detailed information and links for all the events can be found at www.ohio.edu/parents/familyweekends/03.cfm.

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