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An overhead view of 2016’s Pickle Fest. (FILE)

Weekender Briefs: Be serenaded by Kip Moore at MemAud; eat some soup to benefit the Athens Area Mediation Service


Pickle Fest at 4 p.m. at Bagel Street Deli, 27 S. Court St. Come watch the madness as 48 contestants inhale dill pickles. The winner will receive a T-shirt and their own custom bagel added to Bagel Street’s menu, and all proceeds raised from the event will go to a charity of their choice.

Admission: $5 donation

Sip n Sew at 6 p.m. at ReUse on Union, 751 W. Union St. Bring out your crafty side by making an adorable owl. This event is for those 21 and over — bring your own beer or wine to sip on while you’re sewing. 

Admission: $5 suggested donation for materials

Kip Moore at 8 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. As part of his Room to Spare Acoustic Tour, Kip Moore will serenade concertgoers with songs like his Top 20 hit “Last Shot.” Moore will be joined by Muscadine Bloodline. 

Admission: $35-45

Games of Chance Madness at 11 p.m. in the Hahne Theater in Kantner Hall. In this playwriting performance series where plays are written, cast and performed all in one week, the play explores games of chance and what drives people to risk it all by gambling.

Admission: Free


Divest FEST at 5:30 p.m. at Galbreath Chapel. Join the Ohio University Sierra Student Coalition to raise awareness for clean technology and the divestment in fossil fuels. The night will include spoken word, comedy and musical performances.

Admission: $3 suggested donation

Singing Men of Ohio Alumni Concert at 5:30 p.m. at MemAud. Celebrate 30 years of SMO with a special performance by past and present members.

Admission: Free

The Lovelies at 7 p.m. at Putnam Hall. See an improv dance performance from The Lovelies, a group that seeks to put together poetic, collaborative shows for audiences.

Admission: Free

Charles Walker Band at 9:30 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W. State St. Dance the night away to CWB, a Milwaukee-based neo-funk band. Largemouth Brass Band will open the show.

Admission: $5


Wind Symphony Ampersand Festival Concert at 4 p.m. at MemAud. Enjoy a performance from OU’s Wind Symphony along with special guests Largemouth Brass Band. The performance will also feature guest conductor Nitai Pons. 

Admission: Free

19th Annual Souper Bowl at 4:30 p.m. at Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St. Attend the Athens Area Mediation Service’s not-for-profit fundraiser and eat all the soup you possibly can. Adult tickets include a locally handmade bowl, and the event will also include a silent auction, raffle and live music.

Admission: $25 for adults; $5 for kids

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

Apollo 11 (not rated): Friday, 5:05, 7 and 9:50 p.m.; Saturday, 2:50, 5:05, 7 and 9:50 p.m.; Sunday, 2:50, 5:05, 7 and 9:50 p.m.

Bohemian Rhapsody (rated PG-13): Friday, 8:55 p.m.; Saturday, 2:35 and 8:55 p.m.; Sunday, 2:35 and 8:55 p.m

Capernaum (rated R): Friday, 4:55 and 7:25 p.m.; Saturday, 4:55 and 7:25 p.m.; Sunday, 4:55 and 7:25 p.m.

Shoplifters (rated R): Friday, 5, 7:20 and 9:40 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30, 5, 7:20 and 9:40 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30, 5, 7:20 and 9:40 p.m.


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