Life & Leisure

Area entertainment listings 3/22/18-3/28/18

Live Music
123 PLEASANT STREET: hosts Earthride, Hill Giant and Solarburn today; EOTO with Deaf Scene Friday; When Particles Collide with Ghost Road, Cheshi Saturday; SunSquabi with Exmag Wednesday. Info:

SCHMITT’S SALOON: hosts Moonlight Drive at 9 p.m. Friday. Info and tickets:

PURPLE COW: hosts Johnny Freak Saturday.

CLIFF ABBOTT: performs a tribute to Elvis Presley show from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at MCS Enterprises Building, 8091 N. Mountaineer Highway (8 miles on right on W.Va. 92 from the four-way intersection in Reedsville). Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission: $6. Food available. Family-friendly, no alcohol allowed. Info: 304-864-3638.

TRAIN WRECK: (with former members of Stix-n-Stonz, Mr. X and The Virgins) performs from 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Back Nine Sports Bar & Grill, Oakland, Md.

THE 501 BAND: performs from 8 p.m.-midnight Friday at White Front Tavern in Grafton.

ROCKIN’ REDNECKS: play from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday at The Last Stop.

BLACK BEAR: hosts music at its downtown and Evansdale locations. Downtown: Duo Grove today; Jeff Grable Friday; Jason Good’s Blues Band Saturday; West Virginia State Banjo Champion Jake Eddy Wednesday. Evansdale: Kevin Hamric Friday; .Terry Schnell and Steve Paris Saturday; Wes Hager 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:

MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS JAMBOREE: hosts an Easter show at 6 p.m. Friday with Mountain Thunder Band and special guests Rosie Greathouse, Leo McMillen and the Easter Bunny.

WV MOUNTAIN OPRY: returns to the Winfield Community Building, 106 Winfield School Road, Fairmont, Friday, featuring special guest Scottie Crounch from 44 Magnum, along with Aaron, Flannel, Stixx, Mike, Roger, Tasha and Kristen. Kitchen open. Open stage starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $6. Info: 304-612-7891.

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 Rockin’ Al Anderson. 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, Tane Lynne & Shadow Creek, 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 Donnie Leonard. Info: 304-844-2449 or

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: will reopen at 6 p.m. April 13. The kitchen will be open, guest line-up announced later. There will be open mic. $6 admission, children under 12 admitted free. Door prizes, 50/50 drawing.

WVUSO YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. today in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre, WVU CAC. A Community Music Program “vouchered” event. Info an tickets: 304-293-SHOW (7469).

TY DOLLA $IGN: performs at 9 p.m. Friday at Mainstage Morgantown as part of his “Don’t Judge Me” tour. 18 and over. For tickets and VIP info:

FAIRMONT STATE UNIVERSITY CHOIRS: present “Voyages” at 7:30 p.m. Friday 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: Friday 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.

JENNY WILSON TRIO: performs a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. Info: 304-333-3645.

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

TOM BATCHELOR BAND: performs at 7 p.m. April 14 at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. $10 for adults, $5 for students through high school, at the door.

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.

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.

SLIGHT INDULGENCE: 3200 Collins Ferry Road, hosts a show of work by retired Mon County art teacher Michael Green, through May.

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: The gallery is open and operating under normal hours. 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: 1-3 p.m. today, painting, watercolor, landscape — foggy mountain morning; 1-3 p.m. Friday, drawing, still life — Easter bunny; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, drawing, still life — eye; 1-3 p.m. March 29, painting, acrylic — seagulls over water. 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. Info: or call 304-292-3325. Info:

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. 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.


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE: runs for six weeks, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays or Thursdays, starting 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.

ANIMAL FRIENDS CANINE EGG FETCH: will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Marilla main pavilion. Registration by donation starts at 12:30 p.m. 1,000 hidden treat-filled eggs. First-, second- and third-place prizes, and a grand prize winner. Door prizes, lucky eggs and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. New this year, pet blessings. Arrive early so it can start on time. All dogs must be on a leash and supervised by an adult at all times.

BOSS BABES MORGANTOWN MEET UP: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday at 123 Pleasant Street, featuring mingling, intersectional feminism, snacks, speakers, activities and vendors. The event is free and all-inclusive. March’s theme is renewal: Hear from local women what renewal means to them. Two speakers will present for 10 minutes each on a topic. Info:

SPRING BASKET DRAWING: hosted by Mannington Woman’s Club. Baskets on display through Tuesday at North Marion Senior Center. Drawing will be on Tuesday. 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.

JANE LEW FIREMAN’S SPRING CRAFT SHOW: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 7 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 8 at the Jane Lew Fire Department, one mile off exit 105 on I-79. Crafts of wood, floral, jewelry, glass, candy, stone, sewing, pottery, dolls, soaps and lotions, cards and more. Info: 304-269-7329.

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.

MASON-DIXON RAMP FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28-29 at Mason-Dixon Park, Pa. Open-air church service at 9 a.m. April 29. No admission fee, free food and drinks and veterans and their families. Features entertainment, artisans, demonstrations and more. Food starring ramps, as well as desserts, hot dogs and more. Info: 304-798-3596,

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

BORN TO SING CHILDREN’S SINGING CAMP: accepting registration for sessions set for 3:30-7 p.m. June 25-29, ages 5-15, beginners to experienced, no audition required. St. Paul School of Music, 1564 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont. Info and to register:


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

AUDITIONS: for West Virginia Public Theatre’s “Peter and the Starcatcher” and “A Hatful of Rain,” will be from noon-5 p.m. Sunday at the WVU Creative Arts Center, room 426A. Sign up on the auditions link at

“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.


ALMOST HEAVENWV SHAGGERS CLUB: hosts a dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at Sunny Croft Country Club in Clarksburg. Info: 304-439-8861.

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

SPRING DANCE: 8 p.m.-midnight April 14 at the Szilagyi Center, Rowlesburg, with music by The Vandells Band. 18 and older. Admission: $10 each. BYOB and snacks. Sponsored by the Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee. Info: Kenetta, 304-454-9288.

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