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Weekender Briefs: What’s happening, rescheduled or canceled this weekend

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of events have been canceled or rescheduled. However, some organizations and Athens groups are adapting to the Ohio stay-at-home order and hosting events online through virtual services, like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Here’s a list of some events still happening and events that have been rescheduled or canceled:


Friday, May 1

WOUB Presents: Funk Night-Live From Quarantine at 8 p.m. Join DJ Barticus on or Instagram @bartykutz as he hosts an epic dance party that people would usually experience at Casa Nueva, The Union or Jackie O’s.  

Admission: Free

The Gathering Place Zoom Meetings at 11 a.m. Join The Gathering Place Kitchen on Zoom to keep in touch with the staff or other members as a fun way to stay connected. The meetings will be at 11 a.m. every day until May 6. 

Admission: Free

A Little Bit of Yin, A Little Bit of Yang at 5:30 p.m. hosted by The Soulful Yogini. Join the Zoom meeting or the Facebook Live with a Yang practice to warm up the body and then settle into a Yin practice, which improves mobility by holding poses within the hips and spine longer.

Admission: PayPal donations to or pay $8 on its website.

Sunday, May 3

Meditation Group online at 5:30 p.m. hosted by Bodhi Tree Guesthouse & Studio. Since 2014, meditators have been meeting at Bodhi Tree on Sunday mornings, and now it’s making the time more accessible by holding it later. The host requests that people arrive five minutes early, as the session begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. There will be a 40-minute formal sit and then a chance for discussion at the end.

Admission: Free

Monday, May 4

Silver Lining Moments at 10 a.m. hosted by ARTS/West and Athens Poet Laureate Wendy McVicker. Originally in honor of National Poetry Month in April, Silver Lining Moments has extended into Mondays in May. The point is to bring comfort and joy to listeners throughout the challenging times.

Admission: Free


Saturday, May 2

Pop-up Grand Opening at 3 p.m. hosted by Posh & Polished. The grand opening has been canceled due to the coronavirus quarantine.

Sunday, May 3

Raku with Carol at 1 p.m. hosted by The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Some workshops are easier to hold through Zoom and other online platforms than others, but this two-part workshop where people learn to make these Japanese pottery pieces and then fire them in the second part of the workshop has been canceled.

Monday, May 4

Drawing I at 1 p.m. hosted by The Dairy Barn Arts Center. The Dairy Barn is still hosting arts workshops, like Drawing I, but this specific workshop has been canceled.

Wednesday, May 6

Clueless 25th Anniversary screening at 7 p.m. hosted by the Athena Grand. The 1995 coming-of-age comedy stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash and Paul Rudd. The screening has been canceled due to Athena Grand remaining closed during the quarantine.

Thursday, May 7

Intro to Stained Glass at 12:30 p.m. hosted by The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Though the Dairy Barn has been hosting online workshops, Intro to Stained Glass has effectively been canceled.


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