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Canoes and kayaks at Strouds Run State Park. (FILE)

Weekender Briefs: Dress up for a Halloween dance; run a 5K for breast cancer research


Blackhaw Accessible Trail Grand Opening at 10 a.m. at Strouds Run State Park, 11661 State Park Road. Nature lovers of all ages and abilities can celebrate the opening of the park’s newest feature with hikes, fishing and refreshments.

Admission: Free

Blue Pencil Comedy Presents: Just Trust Us at 8 p.m. at Donkey Coffee, 17 1/2 W. Washington St. The comedy group will return to Donkey for a special variety show event.

Admission: Free

Fall 2018 Choral Concert at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2 S. College St. Enjoy an evening of music by the Singing Men of Ohio, the Ohio University Women’s Ensemble and the Choral Union.

Admission: Free


Happy Trails Day at 11 a.m. at Strouds Run State Park. Hike, bike, kayak or canoe your way through the outdoors and learn the best ways to do it from experts among the fall leaves.

Admission: Free

Garden Party at noon at Cool Digs, 6 Euclid Drive. The rock and garden shop will host a fall open house, featuring samples, sales, live music and raffles.

Admission: Free

Harvest Celebration at 7 p.m. at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane. The Dairy Barn will collaborate with Community Food Initiatives for its annual fall bash. Seasonal snacks will be served, and guests can also enjoy live music, bid in silent auction and view a photo exhibit.

Admission: $50-$100

Halloween Dance with DJ Logan Savage at 9:30 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W. State St. The Southeast Ohio History Center is getting spooky with this fundraiser. Costumes are allowed but not required, and prizes will be awarded for the best looks.

Admission: $5


Komen Southeast Ohio Race for the Cure at 10 a.m. beginning at Peden Stadium. Help turn Athens pink and support the fight against breast cancer by walking or running in this 5K fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Columbus.

Admission: $30 for adults, $25 for breast cancer survivors, $15 for those under age 2

Pokey LaFarge at 7 p.m. at Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville. The country blues and jazz artist and his band will return to the area for an evening performance.

Admission: $22-$37

University Jazz Night at 8 p.m. at Athens Uncorked, 14 Station St. Ohio University music students add a bit of musical elegance to an evening at Athens’ wine bar.

Admission: Free

Bar Deals in Athens

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

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-hour; $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-bombs

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, 6-9 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.

Second-Year MFA Film Screenings: 7 p.m., Saturday

Blaze (rated R): Friday, 5, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:35, 5 and 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:35, 5, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m.

Colette (rated R): Friday, 5:10, 7:25 and 9:40 p.m.; Saturday, 2:45, 5:10, 7:25 and 9:40 p.m.; Sunday, 2:45, 5:10, 7:25 and 9:40 p.m.

Tea with the Dames (not rated): Friday, 5:05, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, 2:55, 5:05, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Sunday, 2:55, 5:05, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.


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