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Weekender Briefs: Visit live zombie show, paddle for a good cause

Friday, October 22

47th and 48th Annual Athens International Film and Video Festival all day, hosted at the Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St. Combining the previously canceled festival with this year's event has led to more than 500 films being screened. Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test result 48 hours prior required for entry. 

Admission: See for ticket details

Fall Jazz Concert from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., hosted by the College of Fine Arts at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. The event will also be available live-streamed online. 

Admission: Free

Poet Jim Trainer with Sophia Cobb and Ben Bolton from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., hosted at Donkey Coffee & Espresso, 17 W. Washington St. Trainer, a personal journalist for Into the Void magazine and writer, will be reading some of his works which focus on mental health, recovery and the creative process. 

Admission: Free

The Night of the Living Dead Madness at 11 p.m., in the Hahne Theatre at Kantner Hall, 19 N. College St. Join second-year playwright Steven Strafford for his show exploring what it means for the dead to exist among the living. Tickets are available an hour before the show in the lobby.

Admission: Free

Saturday, October 23

Athens Farmers Market at 9 a.m., hosted by Athens Farmers Market, 1002 E. State St. Shop for locally grown and locally made foods and goods at the farmers market. The market accepts SNAP and credit cards. Masks are recommended, and social distancing protocols are in place.

Admission: Free

5th Annual Gilham Fram VFW Post 8804 Vehicle Show all day, hosted at Bailey Mae’s Trailhead Cafe, 16 Converse St. in Chauncey. Bring your hotrods, classics, collectibles and muscle cars and enjoy the day with music and food. Registration for vehicles is $10. The vehicle chosen as the Best Veterans Choice Vehicle will win $50 plus a trophy.

Admission: Free

Halloween Spooktacular from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Burr Oak State Park, 10220 Burr Oak Lodge Road in Glouster. Meeting at the lodge shelter house, join for fall fun such as horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin carving, a campfire and more. For comfort, consider bringing a foldable chair. 

Admission: Free

Bruce Dalzell and Megan Bee from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., hosted at Donkey Coffee. Both Dalzell and Bee released albums in 2020 with no formal release party to celebrate. Join them to kick off their albums and share stories from over the past year. 

Admission: Free

Sunday, October 24

5th Annual Paddle for Polio Plus from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Lake Snowden, 5900 US-50 in Albany. Take to the water via a paddleboard, canoe or kayak to support Rotary International’s fund dedicated to the eradication of polio worldwide. All of the proceeds will benefit Polio Plus. Visit and search for “Paddle for Polio Plus” to register. 

Admission: $20 

PANdemonium4 Flute Quartet from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Glidden Hall in the Recital Hall, 3 Health Center Drive. Join this newly formed quartet of Ohio-based teacher-performer professionals. A livestream of the event will also be available on the Ohio School of Music YouTube channel.

Admission: Free


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