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A man rides his bike on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, that passes in front of a Ohio University sign. (FILE)

Weekender Briefs: Bike across Athens County; view film students’ work at the Athena


Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Southeast Ohio History Center at 5:15 p.m. at the Southeast Ohio History Center. Join museum curator Jessica Cyders for a special tour of the history center’s collections, which document the legacy of Athens and more.

Admission: Free

Blue Pencil Comedy at 8 p.m. at Donkey Coffee and Espresso. The Ohio University group will bring some laughs to the coffee spot free of charge.

Admission: Free


2018 Tour of Athens Gravel Edition at 10 a.m. beginning at Athens High School. Explore the gravel roads of Athens by biking hard or cruising and enjoying the scenery. A 30-mile route and a 50-mile route are each available, and every participant can enjoy a free meal and beverage at the after-party hosted by Eclipse Company Store. Helmets are required.

Admission: $40 for 30-mile route; $50 for 50-mile route; additional $10 fee for day-of registration

Athens Edible Plant Hike at 10:15 a.m. at Lake Tecumseh. Ohio University Outdoor Pursuits will guide hikers on a one-mile journey to learn about local edible plants, their medicinal properties and other benefits. Hikes should meet in front of Ping Center.

Admission: $12

Reading and Book Signing with Leda McDaniel at 11:30 a.m. at Bodhi Tree Guesthouse & Studio. The OU medical student will offer insight on her book, which follows a woman’s three-year battle with chronic pain.

Admission: Free

Archery for Beginners at 2:30 p.m. at Burr Oak State Park. Learn the basics of bow-and-arrow shooting at the park’s new archery range. All equipment will be provided.

Admission: Free

First Year MFA Screenings at 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema. Students who were first-year graduate students studying film last year will present their final productions after an intensive year of study. Thirteen films will be shown in total.

Admission: Free


Athens Bouldering Day Trip at noon beginning at Ping Center. OU Outdoor Pursuits will guide an exploration of Athens’ classic bouldering spots, featuring some fun and challenging climbs. The ticket cost provides for lunch and equipment.

Admission: $15

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Treblemaker Celebration at 2 p.m. at Little Fish brewing Company. The Ohio Valley School of Celtic Dance and Culture will give two performances of Irish dance and offer attendees a chance to learn for themselves.

Admission: Free

September Moon Lodge at 7 p.m. at Athens Yoga. Bring a blanket and a mug to this gathering of local women meant to connect and embrace a sense of selfhood. 

Admission: Free

Bar deals in Athens

Broney’s Alumni Grill - $2 draft pints; $3 Bloody Mary

Cat’s Corner - Sunday “beat the clock,” 2-8 p.m.: beer pitchers start at $2 and go up a dollar every hour; happy hour, 3-6 p.m.: two for $4 beer, $4 wine and $3 double well liquor

Cat’s Eye Saloon - Happy hour, weekdays 4-9 p.m.: Friday progressives PBR glasses start at 40 cents, 5 cent increase every half; $4.50 pitchers from 3-9 p.m.

The J Bar - Sunday: Jameson, Jack Daniels and Rumple $3 per shot, $2 Arnold Palmer drinks 

Lucky’s Sports Tavern - Happy hour on weekdays, 4-9 p.m.: $1 domestic short drafts, $1.75 domestic bottles, $1.75 mixed drinks 

The Over Hang - Sunday: $1.50 well rum drinks, $4 domestic beer pitcher; Friday: $3 F-bomb (Jager and root beer shot)

The Pigskin Bar and Grille - Happy hour 7-9 p.m.: $2 domestic beer; $2 well liquor

The Pub - $5 domestic beer aquarium; $12 rainbow shots (8 shots in total)

Red Brick Tavern - ‘Brick Break’ daily, 6 to 9 p.m.: $5 domestic buckets, $1 well rum, $2 well Monster, $3 specialty Monster

Smiling Skull Saloon - 50 cents off import beer on Sundays; happy hour Fridays, 5-7 p.m., $2 beer

Tony’s Tavern - Sunday: $1.25 Pabst Blue Ribbon and High Life, $1.75 Hot Nut 

The Union Bar & Grill - Happy hour, 3-8 p.m. daily: 50 cents off all drinks and beers; Sundays: $3 margaritas and Bloody Marys

Movies to see at the Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.

BlacKkKlansman (rated R): Friday at 5, 7:20 and 9:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2:35, 5, 7:20 and 9:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2:35, 5, 7:20 and 9:30 p.m.

Eighth Grade (rated R): Friday at 9:55 p.m.; Saturday at 2:50 and 9:55 p.m.; Sunday at 2:50 and 9:55 p.m.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (rated R): Friday at 5:10, 7:35 and 9:45 p.m.; Saturday at 2:45, 5:10, 7:35 and 9:45 p.m.; Sunday at 2:45, 5:10, 7:35 and 9:45 p.m.

Sorry to Bother You (rated R): Friday at 5:05, 7:25 and 9:35 p.m.; Saturday at 3:25, 5:05 and 9:45 p.m.; Sunday at 2:45, 5:05, 7:25 and 9:45 p.m.


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