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The Athens International Film and Video Fesitval will be taking place at The Athena Cinema from April 9-15.

Weekender Briefs: Athens International Film and Video Festival to conclude; Station 116 to host art sale


Fridays Live the 13th: Hayden Takes Athens at 8 p.m. in RTV fifth floor, Studio C. In the penultimate episode of this season of Fridays Live comedy show, Hayden will take over “one of the weirdest nights of the year" — Friday the 13th. Admission is free.  

Spring Literary Festival at Walter Rotunda, Baker Theater and Alden Library. The 2018 Spring Literary Festival will come to a close Friday. Geoff Dyer will give a reading in Baker Theater at 7:30 p.m. Aisha Sabatini Sloan will give a lecture on the fourth floor of Alden Library at noon. People can join Mary Gaitskill on Friday at 11 a.m. in Alden and Rosanna Warren at 8:30 p.m. in Walter Rotunda for a reading. The events are free.

Athens International Film and Video Festival at the Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St. The film festival will wrap up this weekend with different screenings. Friday night will conclude with Animation Night at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday Morning Cartoons will start at 11 a.m. The film fest will conclude with Under The Tree at 4 p.m. on Sunday. 


Station 116 Annual Zine, Comic, Art Book and Print Show at 6 p.m. at 116 N. Lancaster St. In its second art show, people publishing zines, comics, books or prints can sell them at the art gallery. Admission is free, and items will be available for purchase. 

International Dance Night at 10 p.m. at Casa Nueva Restaurant and Cantina, 6 W. State St. Get your dancing shoes ready and celebrate the world with International Dance Night. No price was listed for this event, but cover charges usually range from $3 to $7.

Darrin Hacquard at 7 p.m. at Little Fish Brewing Company, 8675 Armitage Road. The singer-songwriter will perform at the brewery. People will get to experience Hacquard’s guitar playing and “hillbilly jazz.” Admission is free. 

Lost Flamingo Theatre Company Presents Assassins at 8 p.m. in Baker Theatre. The musical is about a murderous carnival game that gives people the opportunity to kill U.S. presidents. The music varies throughout the show to reflect the different eras. There will be another performance at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and doors open 15 minutes before the show.

Coal Fired Bicycle at 7 p.m. at Jackie O’s Brewery and Taproom, 25 Campbell St. People can enjoy some beer while listening to “alt-left country” from the Columbus-based band. Admission is free. 

Mothman at 10 p.m. at the Smiling Skull Saloon, 108 W. Union St. The Ohio-based band will bring blues, country and everything in between to the Skull. People can kick back and enjoy some drinks and music. There is no cover charge for this performance. 


Survival Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at the Athena Grand, 1008 E. State St. All The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead fans can watch the season finale and premiere, respectively, on the big screen. Fans can dress up, but fake weapons, face-concealing makeup and items that disguises a person’s body shape are prohibited. A limited number of fans will get a commemorative item. Tickets are $10.

Athens Marathon/Half Marathon at 8 a.m. at the corner of Court and West Union streets. The Athens Marathon has taken place for more than half a century, and this year, a half marathon competitive walk was added. It cost $90 to compete in the marathon, and $80 for the half marathon or competitive walk. Admission prices will increase by $10 on Friday.


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