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 15
Saturday, May 16
FSS Community Dance Video: “Still Dancing” at 12 p.m., hosted by Factory Street Studio. You can join the FSS dancers as they take the virtual stage and watch through YouTube or Facebook. Though the event is free, donations are welcome to help meet the $4,000 fundraising goal to close the gap of some money losses due to COVID-19 closures. You can make donations here, or order FSS 2020 T-shirts here.
Monday, May 18
Silver Linings Moments at 10 a.m., hosted by ARTS/West and the Athens poet laureate. Join the continuation of National Poetry Month from April for the weekly reading by Wendy McVicker of a poem of her choice that she hopes will bring joy and comfort to listeners in this uncertain time. People can tune in through Facebook.
Wednesday, May 20
Produce Auction at 4 p.m. hosted by the Chesterhill Produce Auction. The normal Thursday produce auction is set to be held Wednesday. The auction is set to include fresh, local and seasonal produce.
Virtual Community Art Night at 5 p.m., hosted by Passion Works Studio. Join Passion Works for a virtual night of art through Zoom. The nights are supported by Athens County Foundation. If you have further questions, you can contact Susan@passionworks.org.
Thursday, May 21
Solar Myth-Busting Panel at 11 a.m., hosted by Third Sun Solar. Some solar consultants, including Jamey Jones, David Zelasko and Cesar Flores, will be acting as panelists to answer any and all questions from the audience and other frequently asked questions as well as debunking common solar myths. The event will be through Zoom, and you can register here.
Happy Hour at Home: May Flowers at 5:30 p.m., hosted by The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Join the online workshop where the center will celebrate spring by painting flowers and little bugs. The colors can be customized, but you can paint along with the instructor, Lyn, as she goes through a step-by-step process. People can also put their finished work on the center’s “Quarantine Crafts” page on Facebook. Go to their website to register.
Admission: $10 members, $12 non-members
Friday, May 15
Courtney From Work Performance at 8 p.m. at the Smiling Skull Saloon. The rock ‘n’ roll band from Columbus consists of four people and released an album in May 2019 called Wonderful. The show is in support of the album’s release but has been canceled until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Saturday, May 16
Michael Batdorf & His Easychair Quartet at 8 p.m., hosted by Michael Batdorf Music and Donkey Coffee and Espresso. The founder and frontman of One Ton Pig and Batdorf & The Brother Wolf was set to play a show with his eclectic folk rock band, The Easy Chair. However, due to coffee shops being closed, the show has been canceled until further notice.
Tuesday, May 19
National Theatre Live: Small Island at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Athena Grand. The screening of Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island was set to screen at Athena Grand in honor of the show’s 10th birthday. However, with movie theaters closed, the screening has been canceled.
Correction: A previous version of this article stated the Chesterhill Produce Auction taking place on Wednesday, May 20 was canceled, but the event is still taking place. The article has been updated to reflect the most accurate information.