Life & Leisure

Area entertainment listings 3/15/18-3/21/18

Live Music

123 PLEASANT STREET: hosts Karma to Burn with Sierra, Cavern, Caustic Casanova Thursday; Union Sound Treaty with Sean Whiting Friday; Soul Miners St. Patrick’s Day Saturday; stand-up comedy open mic hosted by Potion Castle Wednesday. Info:

SCHMITT’S SALOON: hosts Savage Road Friday; the Hawkeyes Saturday. Show at 9 p.m. Info and tickets:

PURPLE COW: hosts Quick Exit Saturday.

MUNDY’S PLACE: 669 Madigan Ave., hosts Mark Palmer at 7 p.m. Saturday.

MARK PALMER: plays from 8-11 p.m. Friday at Crockett’s Lodge, 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Mundy’s Place.

THE 501 BAND: performs from 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday at the Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg.

CROSSWIND: plays from 8-11 p.m. Saturday for a St. Patrick’s Day dance at Morgantown Moose.

ROCKIN’ REDNECKS: play from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday at Smokin’ Jills.

BLACK BEAR: hosts music at its downtown and Evansdale locations. Downtown: Kevin Hamric today; Greg Ice Friday; Cozy featuring Jozie Martin and Chris Quatrro Saturday; Jake Eddy Wednesday. Evansdale: Greg Short today; WVU Big Band Tuesday; Andy Tuck Wednesday.

RUBY’S BAR & GRILL: 2430 Smithtown Road, off the Goshen Road exit, is now open, featuring live music with Tony Nichols of Home Brew every Wednesday; live music with Barefoot Colby every Friday. Info:

COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW: 6-10 p.m. every Friday at the T&L Oldies Diner Banquet Room, at U.S. 250 and U.S. 50. This week’s lineup: The Tygart Junction Band, open mic and special guests Eloise Parsons and The Itty Bitty Band. Admission: $6, children under 12 admitted free. No alcohol allowed. Info: 304-931-1632.

SAGEBRUSH ROUND-UP: at Bunners Ridge, near Fairmont, will hosts a country music show at 6 p.m. Saturday, with open mic, R and R Country, Touch of Country, and The Round-Up Band. Come early for a homecooked dinner. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12. Get a picture with West Virginia’s largest guitar. Information: 304-216-4898.

CENTURY JAMBOREE: at Century Community Center, 10 Gill St., Century, will host a show Sunday with The Century Band and Brandon Howdershelt with Sequoia Linton. Info: 304-844-2449 or

COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW: 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Winfield Community Building, with Cheryl Canfield and Mike Drake, featuring songs of Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. With musicians Chuck Westfall, Randy Stevens, Jim Harris Jr., Buddy Priest, Khris Musgrove and others. Open mic, door prizes, 50/50 drawing. Kitchen open. $5 donation, children under 12 admitted free. Info: Peggy, 304-0844-6603.

MOUNTAIN VIEW JAMBOREE: on Mountainview Road, 6 1/2 miles from Green Bag Road on Kingwood Pike, will be closed indefinitely. Info: Lora, 304-276-5455.

MIDDLETOWN COMMUNITY CENTER: in Whitehall will be closed for country music shows until spring.

FAIRMONT STATE UNIVERSITY CHOIRS: present “Voyages” at 7:30 p.m. March 23 at First Presbyterian Church of Fairmont, featuring the Fairmont Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir and Community Chorus. Free and open to the public.

WYCLIFFE GORDON AND HIS INTERNATIONAL STARS: March 23 at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets start at $27 for general public, $10 for WVU students, available at Mountainlair and CAC box offices, and 304-293-SHOW (7469) or 1-800-745-3000.

KAY & POSEY: an acoustic duo, performs at 7 p.m. March 24 at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. $10 for adults, $5 for students through high school.

FIDDLE WORKSHOPS: focusing on traditional fiddle tunes and styles from the Appalachian region, open to intermediate-level string players, ages 10-adult, stand-alone sessions or come back every month, from 6:45-8:45 p.m. April 25, May 16 and June 26. Info and registration: 304-293-6946.

Art &  Exhibits

MESAROS GALLERIES: in the WVU CAC host “Con el Nopal en la Frente” by Tessa Lee Martinez in the Laura Mesaros Gallery and “Ero” by George Cho in the Paul Mesaros Gallery.

ARTISTS WORKSHOPS: Linocut printmaking with Eddie Spagetti: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; tatting method of lacemaking with Tabitha Holmes: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Both at Arthurdale Heritage Inc. Center Hall, W.Va. 92 in Preston Couunty. $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers. Register and info: 304-864-3959.

WHEEL-THROWING POTTERY CLASSES: through May 2 at Riverbend Studio in the Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg. Teen class: 3-6 p.m.; adult class: 6-9 p.m. Fee is $249 for adults, $30 for teens. Includes instruction, clay, glazes, firings, use of tools. Info and registration: Susan Ramey, 304-288-0832.
GALLERY 62 WEST: in Grafton hosts “Raw,” featuring art created “outside the boundaries of official culture,” including tattoo art, graffiti art and taxidermy.

THONEY PIETRO: “A Morgantown Visionary,” at the Morgantown History Museum, 175 Kirk St. Info: 304-319-1800.

MORGANTOWN ART ASSOCIATION: Attention: The gallery will be closed the week of March 19 for remodeling. The March show at the gallery is a judged photo show. Photos in various categories have been awarded prizes by judge Dale Sparks from Pro Photography. March Artist of the Month is Julie Sexstone, a retired Mon County Schools counselor who works in watercolor and alcohol-ink, doing abstract and realistic art. Open studio time is available from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays for oil and acrylics artists, cost $5, space to store canvases and supplies provided, some easels available, call Jane at 304-296-0068 or email Watercolor classes with Susan Hall Witt from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays (everyone welcome, all levels, $6) and 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays (OLLI and MAA members only, free). Laurie Goldstein-Warren will host a workshop suitable for watercolor and acrylics, April 6-8. Sign-up sheets available for all workshops are at the gallery. April is the “Exhibit 60” show. It is a juried and judged show open to the public for any artist living within a 60-mile radius of Morgantown or a MAA member living farther away. Take in for that show will 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 4. New gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. The Morgantown Art Association Gallery is in the Mountaineer Mall on the Green Bag Road, Info: 304-291-5900,

ART CLASSES AT MICHAEL’S: hosts classes: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, drawing, still life Easter bunny and eggs; d11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, painting, acrylic, landscape Tuscany scene; 1-3 p.m. March 22, painting, watercolor, landscape — foggy mountain morning. In case of inclement weather, call the store to see if the class is still scheduled, or if it has been changed to another date and time: 304-296-7310. Classes are $15 each, plus supplies (unless otherwise noted). There are also cake decorating, crochet and knitting classes. Register 24 hours in advance at

MONONGALIA ARTS CENTER: 107 High St., Morgantown, hosts “Carpe Lucen,” a showcase of work by Gary Schubert in the Benedum Galley, and “It’s an Art and a Science,” a show of cross-disciplinary artwork by local scientists and students in the Davis Gallery. There will an opening reception for “Carpe Lucen” on Friday. Info: or call 304-292-3325 to be considered. Info: monarts

ART MUSEUM OF WVU: hosts “Flowing Beyond Heaven and Earth: Master Chinese Ceramists” and “Form and Balance: Ceramics from the Collection.” Regular hours: 3:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Docent-led tours are offered from 2-3 p.m. Sundays, no advance reservations needed, walk-ins welcome. Art Up Close! program, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, with Jeff Greenham, in conjunction with the ceramics exhibits. Admission is free. Info:

NEW FOLKLIFE EXHIBIT: “Always Here: Native Americans in West Virginia” in The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State Univeristy, with a traditional invocation from Lakota elder Bob Pirner.

EARTH DAY QUILLING CLASS: 1-4 p.m. April 21 at Riverbend Studio in the Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg. Make a 4-by-4 flower on stretched canvas tile. Ages 10 and up. $35 per person. Info and registration: Leah DeLauder, 20 spots available. Sign up by April 14.


“PREPARE FOR SUCCESS”: a 10-session course to help you lead a more successful personal and professional life. Increase memory, self-confidence, leadership, public speaking and communications skills. Free orientation at 6 p.m. today. All sessions run 6-8:30 p.m. Cost is $100 for adults, $50 for students. All classes at Arthurdale Heritage.

NUTRITION MONTH READ-ALOUD: 10 a.m.-11 a,m. Saturday at Cheat Area Public Library. Story time with WVU dietetic interns Anna Raymond and Allison White. Healthy snacks provided.
PURSE BINGO: featuring Michael Kors and Coach bags, 2 p.m. Sunday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1529 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont. 20 games, advance tickets $20, $25 at the door. Drawings, 50/50, food available. Early bird games at 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

COMMUNITY PASTA EXTRAVAGANZA: hosted by the Morantown Newcomers Club, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at M-Tech on Mississippi Street, Morgantown. $15 per person. RSVP to Debbie at Lunch prepared by M-Tech students.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE: runs for six weeks, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays or Thursdays, starting March March 21. Designed for ages 13 and older. No experience needed. Cameras must have capacity for shooting in: aperature-priority, shutter-priority and manual. $124.10 plus a $10 processing fee. Info: 304-293-6946.

SPRING BASKET DRAWING: hosted by Mannington Woman’s Club. Baskets on display through March 27 at North Marion Senior Center. Drawing will be on March 27. Tickets: $5 each or $10 for three, available from club members and at Lora’s Shear Delight Salon on U.S. 250 in Mannington. Info: Bonnie, 304-984-2976.

WVU PUPPET MOBILE: and Easter activities, 1 p.m. March 30, for children at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. $10 for families.

MOUNTAIN MODEL A CLUB: meets at 10 a.m. March 31 at Brian’s Repair Shop, U.S. 50, west of Grafton, across from Toothman Ford Sales. Info: Dianna, 304-624-4968.

BIG BUCKS BINGO: sponsored by Kingwood Lions Club, 3 p.m. April 7 at the Kingwood Eagles. Games start at 4 p.m. Cost is $30. Refreshments available. Proceeds used to provide eye exams and eyeglasses for the visually impaired in the Kingwood area.

DESIGNER PURSE BINGO: a fundraiser for the Marion County Humane Society, which runs the county’s no-kill shelter, April 8 at the Knights of Columbus in Fairmont. Sponsors needed — sponsorship is $75 to help defray the cost of a purse, sponsors receive a free ticket to the event. Donations of goods/services to fill baskets for drawings also needed. To sponsor or donate, call 304-366-5361.

GOAT GALLOP 5K: June 16 at Arthurdale Heritage. Register by June 1 for a T-shirt, $20 in advance, $25 after June 1. Info:


“HARRY & THE THIEF”: presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance at Frostburg State University, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $7 for students and youth, $12 general. Info:

“GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS”: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and March 22-24 and 2 p.m. Sunday at M.T. Pockets Theatre Company, 203 Parsons St., Morgantown. Tickets and info: or 304-284-0049.

“CINDERELLA: THE MUSICAL”: April 3 at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets start at $49 for general public, $29 for WVU students, available at Mountainlair and CAC box offices, and 304-293-SHOW (7469) or 1-800-745-3000.


ST. PATRICK’S DAY FUNDRAISER: for Christian Help, with music by the Soul Miners, “Luck of the Irish” games, sports and vacation package drawings, a photo booth and more, 6 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa. Tickets: Info: Erica, 304-296-0221 or email

ALMOST HEAVEN WV SHAGGERS CLUB: hosts a dance at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Gypsy’s Cafe, 107 S. Main St., Philippi. RSVP if possible. Info: 304-439-8861.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DANCE: 6-11 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 174, Dellslow, with karaoke and DJ by Sherri from 7-11 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage served.

OSIRIS SHRINERS CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS BENEFIT DANCE: 8-11 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Resort, featuring Rick K and the Allnighters. Silent auction. $25 per person, discounts for tables of 8. Open to the public. Info: 304-328-5933.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DANCE: with music by The 501 Band, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday at The Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg. Must be 18 and older. $10 per person. BYOB and snacks. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the RRC. Info: Kenetta, 304-454-9288.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DANCE: with music by The Knighthawks, 8-11 p.m. Saturday at Westover VFW, 340 Holland Ave. $12 per person, $20 for couples. Bring your own food. Cash bar. Sponsored by Mon Health Medical Center Foundation. Info: 304-598-1337.

“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: presented by Morgantown Dance Studio and Morgantown Ballet Company at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 24 and 2:30 p.m. March 25 at the Metropolitan Theatre on High Street, featuring more than 60 dancers. Tickets:
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Karaoke and DJ

KARAOKE FAMILY FUN NIGHT: hosted by Gloria and Darrell Stevenson, 6-9 p.m. Saturday at MCS Enterprises Building, 8091 N. Mountaineer Highway (8 miles on right on W.Va. 92 from the Reedsville four-way intersection). Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission: $6. Food available. Family-friendly, smoke-, alcohol- and drug-free environment. Info: 304-864-3638.

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