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Weekender Briefs: Enjoy sibs weekend events, meditate deep in the forest

Friday, Feb. 4

Michael Carbonaro: Lies on Stage will feature Michael Carbonaro’s mystical illusions and showmanship, as he dazzles Athens with his, quite literally, unbelievable performance. The TruTV star will take the stage in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium at 8 p.m.

Admission: $30

The Sibs Weekend Stargazing and Campfire event will bring Ohio University students and their siblings down to the ridges at 8 p.m for hiking, s'mores and a scenic environment. A night sky of shining stars paired with spending time with loved ones is sure to make for an unforgettable experience.

Admission: $10

The 50th Annual Linguistics Colloquium will be held virtually at 12:55 p.m., as Ohio University alumna Tetiana Tytko leads a discussion on young learners’ L2 Spanish vocabulary acquisition through captions.

Admission: Free

Saturday, Feb. 5

UPC Siblings Weekend Scavenger Hunt at 10:30 a.m. presented by the University Program Council. Travel across Athens in a challenge full of sibling bonding, and be the first to take pictures of all the Athens staples to win a gift basket courtesy of UPC.

Admission: Free

The Expressive Puppet and Articulation Workshop will be held at the Kennedy Museum of Art from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will cover basics to the art of puppetry and is open to anyone ages 16+.

Admission: Free

The Sibs Weekend Concert begins at 8 p.m. and features the musical talents of Key Glock and DJ Bandcamp. The event will be held in the Memorial Auditorium.

Admission: $25 to $35 depending on seating

Sunday, Feb. 6

The 19th Annual John Knouse Groundhog Hike will take place at Strouds Run State Park. The event, put on by the Athens Conservancy, will host two hikes: a longer 2.75 mile option beginning at 12:30 p.m., and a shorter, one mile option set to leave at 1:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided and the hikes will be followed by a raffle.

Admission: Free

Nature Meditation held at and sponsored by Lake Hope State Park will begin at 10 a.m. It will be an hour-long experience of surrounding yourself with nature and washing away in the green of the forest. This soothing experience is an excuse to finally practice meditation in an environment that allows for a full submergence in relaxation.

Admission: Free


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