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A customer exits Donkey Coffee, 17 1/2 W. Washington St., with a cup of coffee in hand. (FILE)

Weekender Briefs: Go to a wine tasting; enjoy an acoustic show at Donkey Coffee


Crafternoon at noon at the Ohio University LGBT Center. Join the center to celebrate the end of the fall semester with crafts, cookies and cocoa. 

Admission: Free

First Friday Hot Power Yoga With Marci Ryt-200 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bohdi Tree Guesthouse and Studio, 8950 Lavelle Road. The combination of hot yoga and power yoga will be set to motivational music. It is sure to be a strengthening and soothing experience.

Admission: $10

Athens 10 For $10 Holiday Wine Tasting at 6 p.m. at Athens Uncorked, 14 Station St. Ten wines will be available, from whites to reds. The full food menu will also be available during this time. 

Admission: $10

OU Hockey vs. Illinois at 7:30 p.m. at Bird Arena. Watch the Bobcats take on their next opponent. 

Admission: $5 for students; $6 for children; $8 for adults. 


Bottle Release from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jackie O’s Taproom, 25 Campbell St. The brewery will be releasing its greatest hits lineup of bourbon barrel aged bottles. Most of the bottles will cost $11.99 a bottle while supplies last.

Admission: Free

Acoustic Show at 7:30 p.m. at Donkey Coffee and Espresso, 17 1/2 W. Washington St. The band that will play is The Tailwinds, a rock group from Athens. Grab a cup of Donkey’s coffee and listen to some live music.

Admission: Free

Midnight Meltdown Ugly Sweater Party at 10:30 p.m. at Bird Arena. Don your best holiday attire and enjoy ice skating with friends with a festive twist.

Admission: Free for students; $4 for children; $5 for adults


Holiday Shopping Day at 1 p.m. at the Athens Country Club, 7606 Country Club Road. There will be several local venders selling items that can’t be found just anywhere. The festive event will also be offering soup and sandwich specials.

Admission: Free

Little Fish Trivia Night at 5 p.m. at Little Fish Brewing Company, 8675 Armitage Road. The night will consist of eight rounds of eight trivia questions. Seating is limited, and there may be up to eight people on each team. The winning team will receive a voucher for a $4.50 beer for each team member. 

Admission: Free

White Christmas at 7 p.m. at the Athena Grand, 1008 E State St. See the classic Christmas film full of singing, dancing, and a group of people who team up one winter to try to make it in show business.

Admission: $12 

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

Beautiful Boy (rated R): Friday, 9:35 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30 and 9:35 p.m.; Sunday, 9:35 p.m.

Border (rated R): Friday, 5:10, 7:20 and 9:40 p.m.; Saturday, 2:50, 5:10 and 7:20 p.m.; Sunday, 2:50, 5:10 and 7:20 p.m.

Boy Erased (rated R): Friday, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday, 5:05 and 7:25 p.m.; Sunday, 2:40, 5:05, 7:25 and 9:40 p.m.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (rated R): Friday, 4:55 p.m.; Saturday, 2:45 and 9:45 p.m.; Sunday, 2:45, 4:55, 7:35 and 9:45 p.m.

Home Alone (rated PG): Friday, 7 p.m.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (rated G): Saturday, 1 and 3 p.m.

The Reimagined Score: 2001: A Space Odyssey (rated G): Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 p.m.


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