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Motorcycle story slam August 21

Motor Mouth Story Slam: Biker Tales from the Road

Saturday, August 21

4 to 6 pm

Sign up at 3:30 pm

The Stewart House River Grill

2 North Water Street

Athens, NY 12015

The Athens Cultural Center’s wildly successful summer motorcycle exhibit Head Out on the Highway goes full throttle and roars to a finish with MOTOR MOUTH: BIKER TALES FROM THE ROAD, a story slam hosted by Christina Thyssen of On the Fly Story Slam, on Saturday, August 21, 4 to 6 pm, at The Stewart House outdoor River Grill. Sign up at 3:30.

Anyone with a great motorcycle tale is invited to participate. Stories should be 5-minute true-life personal stories told live without notes or props. We’re looking for motorcycle-themed stories of any kind. Funny, fantastical or ferocious. Sappy, slutty or spectacular. Special prize for best story. Come to share or come to listen! For more information, please contact Christina Thyssen at christina.thyssen@gmail.com .

Other events in the final weekend:

Saturday, August 21

1-7 pm. Head Out on the Highway exhibit special extended hours. A celebration of motorcycle history and culture with rare and collectible motorcyles along with paintings, photography and archival material. Featured artists include Danny Lyon, Tom of Finland, Anna Meijn, Hubert Dobler and Ian Hemingway. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens, NY.

7:30 pm. Free public screening of “Cry-Baby,” written and directed by John Waters. Starring Johnny Depp as a 1950s teen rebel, along with Rikki Lake and Amy Locane, and appearances by Iggy Pop, Troy Donahue, Joey Heatherton and Patty Hearst, among others! (1990, rated PG-13) Athens Riverside Park, Athens, NY. Bring your outdoor chairs and beverages of choice. ACC raffle winners will be announced right before the movie. 

Sunday, August 22

1-7 pm. Head Out on the Highway exhibit special extended hours.

2-3 pm. Pick up for raffle winners. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street.

Best Bike Selfie Contest prizes awarded. Lottery Ticket Packet Prizes for Best Athens Bike Selfie, Best Bike (Any Location) Selfie, and Best Athens Cultural Center Bike Selfie. Submit selfies to ACC Instagram or Facebook @athensculturalcenter, #headout2021, or by email info@athensculturalcenter.org .

For more information, please contact: info@athensculturalcenter.org or curators Annika Voigt at av@annikavoigt.co and Tim Watkins at tim@maywatkinsdesign.com .

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