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Area entertainment listings 4/5/18-4/11/18

Live Music

123 PLEASANT STREET: hosts Sleepy Creek Presents the Springdig Showcase Morgantown featuring Brokedown Hustlers, Jakobs Ferry Stragglers, and hosted by Whiskey Stache live, Friday (8 p.m.); Rock N Roll Bonanza featuring The Semi-Supervillians Saturday; Of the Trees, G Space, Morphics and Parma Jon Sunday; Chris Allen “Ashes” Listening Party Monday; acoustic open mic hosted by Ryan Krofcheck Tuesday; stand up open mic Wednesday. Info:

SCHMITT’S SALOON: hosts Pro-Jam at 4 p.m. Sunday. Info and tickets:

PURPLE COW: hosts Allies with Jim Metz Saturday.

ROCKIN’ REDNECKS: perform from 8-11 p.m. Saturday for a benefit at Terra Alta VFW.

NIC OF TYME: plays at 7 p.m. Friday at Mountain Heights Jamboree.

THE KNIGHTHAWKS: perform from 8-11 p.m. Saturday at Morgantown Moose. Open to the public.

501 BAND: performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Sagebrush Round-Up in Fairmont.

TOUCH OF COUNTRY: hosts a Spring Fling dinner and dance April 28 at Hotel Morgan. A full homemade buffet dinner begins at 6 p.m., dancing starts at 7 p.m. Info: Bear, 304-288-5622.

BLACK BEAR: hosts music at its downtown and Evansdale locations. Downtown: Trae Buckner today; High Street Jazz Band Friday; The Waitmen Saturday. Evansdale: Trae Buckner Monday.

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 a country music show at 6 p.m. Friday featuring Mountain Thunder Band and special guest Nic of Tyme.

SAGEBRUSH ROUND-UP: at Bunners Ridge, near Fairmont, will hosts a country music show at 6 p.m. Saturday, with open mic, Old Habits, The 501 Band 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., will be closed Sunday for Easter. Next show: April 8. 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 with a country music show featuring Ray Hileman & Wheels of Country and special guests . The kitchen will be open. There will be open mic. $6 admission, children under 12 admitted free. Door prizes, 50/50 drawing.

ERIK RALSKE: principal horn for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York, will join the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra for performances at 7:30 p.m. April 13 at the WVU Creative Arts Center and at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at the Clay Center in Charleston. WVU students and faculty are admitted free to the Morgantown show. Tickets and info:, 304-293-7469 (SHOW) (Morgantown) or 304-561-3570 (Charleston).

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.

7TH ANNUAL ACCORDIAN CONCERT: April 21 at the Knights of Columbus, 1529 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont. Pre-show starts at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Food available. Info: Mark, 304-366-1456.

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.

COMPANY HOUSE ROAD BAND: performs from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at MCS Enterprises, 8091 N. Mountaineer Highway (8 miles on W.Va. 92 from the four-way intersection in Reedsville), $6, food available, doors open at 5 p.m., family-friendly, no alcohol allowed; at 7 p.m. April 28 at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. $10 adults, $5 students through high school.

BLACKTOP MOJO: performs May 2 at Mainstage Morgantown.

CHEAT FEST: set for May 4-5 in Albright, featuring Fletcher’s Grove, Strung like a Horse, Stewed Mulligan, Mike Pushkin & the Loyal Opposition, Mountain Ride, Halftime String Band, Two Ton Twig, The Waitmen, EMay, Meadow Run, 18 Strings, Floyd Cowger, Western Ave String Band, Wild Water Band, workshops for all ages, silent auctions, kids’ activities, art market, downriver race, food and more. Sponsored by 123 Pleasant Street. Benefits Friends of the Cheat. Info:


“SUPERHEROES & SUPERVILLIANS”: an original M.T. Pockets Youth Theatre production, 7 p.m. April 12-14 and 2 p.m. April 15, M.T. Pockets Theatre, 203 Parsons St., Morgantown. Info and tickets:

“THE THREE MUSKETEERS”: presented by WVU Division of Theatre and Dance, 7:30 p.m. April 13-14 and 17-21, 2 p.m. April 15 and 22, Gladys G. Davis Theatre, WVU Creative Arts Center. Info and tickets: 304-293-SHOW (7469).


BANFF FILM FESTIVAL: 7-10 p.m. Friday, Metropolitan Theatre, High Street, featuring eight films. Tickets: $17 in advance, $20 at the door, available at Pathfinder of WV, 235 High St. and Doors open at 6 p.m. Films are: “Surf the Line,” “Edges,” “Into Twin Galaxies — A Greenland Epic,” “Where the Wild Things Play,” “The Last Honey Hunter,” “Intersection: Micayla Gatto,” “Kilian” and “Imagination: Tom Wallisch.”

WV CARING BINGO: to benefit patient care, 2 p.m. Saturday at Masontown Fire Hall, W.Va., Masontown. Early birds at 3 p.m. Door prizes. Admission packets: $20. Info: 304-864-0884.

CABIN FEVER CRAFT SHOW: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Arthurdale Heritage Inc., featuring 20 West Virginia artisans, including Tamarack-juried artisans. Homemade soups and sloppy joes available for free-will offering.

BIG BUCKS BINGO: sponsored by Kingwood Lions Club, 3 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 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, Sunday 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 or

MOUNTAIN MODEL A CLUB BREAKFAST: 9 a.m. April 28 at Philippi Inn Restaurant, U.S. 250, east of Philippi. All Model A owners and potential members welcome. Info: Dianna, 304-624-4968.

INDOOR/OUTDOOR YARD SALE: and hot dog sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 5 at McCurdysville Community Building. Rain or shine. Tables for rent, $5. Proceeds used toward upkeep of the center. Info: 304-278-5469.

25 CENT SALE: and hot dog sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12 at McCurdysville Community Center. Rain or shine. All items are a quarter, except food. Tables for rent. $5. Info: 304-278-5469.

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:


WEST VIRGINIA DANCE COMPANY: will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at Wallman Hall Theatre, Fairmont State University. Tickets are free, public is welcome. Info:

LINE DANCING CLASS: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at MCS Enterprises Building, 8091 N. Mountaineer Highway (8 miles on the right on W.Va. 9, from the four-way intersection in Reedsville). Admission: $5. Info: 304-216-2773.

KNIGHT CLUB TEEN DANCE: 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Preston Community Arts Center. 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. $5 at the door.

MORGANTOWN SWING TACKY PROM: 7 p.m. April 13 at Elks Lodge 411 on Chestnut Ridge Road. Dance lesson, Best Dressed contest, crowning of prom royalty and a swing dance battle. Refreshments, cash bar, 50/50 drawing. Cost is $10 per person at the door. Info:

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.

Art & Exhibits

ART AUCTION FUNDRAISER: Arts Mon has teamed up with Mon Health for an auction of more than 75 lots of art to benefit local arts organizations and the Zelda Stein Weiss Cancer Center, April 26 at Hotel Morgan. Doors at 6 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20, available from Arts Mon board members, at the CVB (201 High St.) and at the door. To donate art for the auction, bring it to Arts Mon between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and include name and contact info.

GELATIN PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP WITH EDDIE SPAGHETTI: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 14 at Gallery 62 West, Grafton. Create a print, no drawing necessary. $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Half price for children under 12, with paying adult. To register: 814-322-6464.

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 “The Art of Eddie Spaghetti,” a woodblock-printing artist, today-May 11, with an opening reception at 4 p.m. Friday.

MORGANTOWN ART ASSOCIATION: April is the “Exhibit 60” show, opening Monday. It is an all-media 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. This year’s judge is retired Fairmont State professor Steve Pavlovic. There will be an awards reception and public critique from 3-5 p.m. April 15. 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, Friday-Sunday. A weaving workshop with Jan Woodward (weave a foot stool top), on April 21, $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers. On May 5, Lynn Lysick will teach full-day workshop featuring a negative painting in watercolor, $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers. Sign-up sheets available for all workshops are at the gallery. 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 — lilies; 3-5 p.m. Saturday, painting, acrylic, still life — butterfly on flower; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, painting, acrylic, floral — pansies; 1-3 p.m. April 12, drawing, still life, 3/4 portrait. 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 crochet and knitting classes. Register 24 hours in advance at

MONONGALIA ARTS CENTER: 107 High St., Morgantown, hosts a new collection of paintings by Barbara Beer in the Benedum Galley Friday-April 28, 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 be an opening reception for Beer’s show from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Info: or call 304-292-3325. Info:

ART MUSEUM OF WVU: Hosting “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.

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