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Area entertainment listings 5/31/18-6/6/18

Live music

123 PLEASANT STREET: hosts Tyler Childers (sold out) today; An Ol’ Boy Affair with Guilty, Dr Purp, Pashmina and Raycraft Friday; Earthless with Hill Giant and Torrents Saturday. Info:

MARK PALMER: plays from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Clubhouse Grill at The Pines.

STEVE LEWIS BAND AND FUNKIFLY: perform at 6 p.m. Friday at Veteran’s Square in Fairmont.

THE 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 Reedsville four-way intersection). Admission: $6. Food available. Doors open at 5 p.m. Family-friendly, no alcohol allowed. Info: 304-864-3638.

SCHMITT’S SALOON: hosts Brother Short Band at 9 p.m. Saturday.

BLACK BEAR: hosts music at its downtown and Evansdale locations. Downtown: Alex Mabey Saturday.

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:

CONCERTS AT CROSLEY’S: at 616 Richwood Ave. (next to Mario’s Fishbowl on Richwood Avenue) presents Jenny Wilson Family Jazz Trio at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Suggested donation: $15. Free parking.

MIDDLETOWN COMMUNITY CENTER: will host a show at 6 p.m. Friday with a country music show featuring Ray Hileman & Wheels of Country and special guests Jerry Hileman and JJ Cathell. The kitchen will be open. There will be open mic. $6 admission, children under 12 admitted free. Door prizes, 50/50 drawing.

ANNA JARVIS PARK COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW: reopens with a show from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, with the Anna Jarvis Stage Band, open mic and special guest Larry Reed. Admission: $6. Children under 12 admitted free. Food available. No alcohol allowed. Info: 304-265-5549.

SAGEBRUSH ROUND-UP: at 2580 Bunner Ridge Road, Fairmont, hosts a country music show at 6 p.m. Saturday, featuring open stage, Doug Kerr, Susan Rae & Country Thunder and The Round-Up Band. Admission: $7, adults; $3 ages 6-12. Homecooked dinners available. Information: 304-216-4898.

CENTURY JAMBOREE: at Century Community Center, 10 Gill St., hosts a country music show from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, featuring The Century Band and special guest Tom Goldsmith. Kitchen opens at 1 p.m. Info: 304-844-2449 or

THE SEA THE SEA: performs at 8 p.m. June 17 at The Purple Fiddle in Thomas.

JED DUVALL: Johnny Cash tribute artist, will perform at 7 p.m. June 23 at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. $15 for adults, $7.50 for students through high school.

JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE ARTIST: Jed DuVall performs at 7 p.m. June 23 at Preston County Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. $15, adults; $7.50, students through high school.

OLD TIME FIDDLE WORKSHOP: 6:45-8:45 p.m. June 26 at the WVU Creative Arts Center with instructor Rachel Eddy, $31.05. Info: 304-293-6946 or

WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY CHOIR: has begun rehearsals for its abbreviated summers season. This season will conclude with a performance of Mozart’s Requiem, along with member participants of the Fairmont State University Community Chorus, and community members from throughout the tri-state area. Rehearsals will take place at 7 p.m. Mondays (except Memorial Day) at the Creative Arts Center, and there will be additional rehearsals the weekend of the event at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church on June 30 and July 1. Register by contacting the WVU Community Music Program at or call 304-293-6946.

THE LEGENDS OF ROCK AND ROLL: with Tyler Christopher, of Cincinnati, Ohio, 7 p.m. July 21 at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. $15, adults; $7.50, students through high school.

CHARLIE ENGLEKA AND WES RIDENOUR: for a night of guitar music, 7 p.m. July 28, at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. $8, adults; $4 for students through high school.


SPROUT KNIGHT CLUB TEEN DANCE: with Bailey Smith performing, 7 p.m. Saturday at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. $5 at the door.

ECSTATIC DANCE MORGANTOWN: freeform dance gathering, 8-10:30 p.m. June 16 in the Tanner Theatre at Monongalia Arts Center. Admission: $10. Ecstatic Dance is a community of people cultivating connections through music and movement. Drug- and alcohol-free, wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle, and refrain from photos, videos, shoes and scents.

SWING AT THE ELKS: 8:15-9:30 p.m. each Tuesday in June, at Elks Lodge 411, 1138 Chestnut Ridge Road. Fundamental Chalreston (level 1) with Tori and Amy; Lindy Hop (level 2) with Alyssa and Ryan, open dance floor with DJ until 10:30 p.m., hosted by Morgantown Swing. $6/lesson or $30 for 6 lessons. Info:

INTENSIVE SUMMER DANCE ACADEMIES: for youth, teens and teachers, June 24-30. Professional caliber training by guest artists and faculty, overnight accommodations for teens in WVU dorms. Info:

Karaoke & DJs

BARSIDE GRILL: 417 Holland Ave., Westover: karaoke with DJ Shay every Friday and DJ Jeff every Saturday. Info: 304-284-0661.


“PETER AND THE STARCATCHER”: presented by West Virginia Public Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Wednesday-June 9 and 2 p.m. June 10 at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets: $18-$23. Info and tickets: 304-293-SHOW (7469) or

WVPT CABARET: 8-11 p.m. Tuesday at Vice Versa. Free food, cash bar, entertainment by WVPT’s summer company. No ticket required, but donations accepted at the door.

“A MOTHER’S HEART DIVIDED”: written by JoAnn Peterson, performed with Tom Peterson, telling the story of one family’s heartbreak during the Civil War, 4 p.m. June 16, at 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. Donations accepted.

INTENSIVE SUMMER ACTING ACADEMY FOR TEENS: presented by the WVU School of Theatre and Dance, June 17-23. Professional caliber training by guest artists and faculty, overnight accommodation for teens at WVU dorms. Info:

Art & exhibits

MESAROS GALLERIES: in the WVU Creative Arts Center host an exhibition of BFA work by Taylor Miller, Jason Ogaz, Reagan Douglas, Elyse McVicker, Justin Clem, Shannon Dickerson, Gabrielle Herman and Emily Yocum. Hours: Noon-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

PYSANKY EGGS WORKSHOP: with Cass Cooney, learn to make decorated eggs from the Ukraine. Morning and afternoon sessions available on June 9, at the Aurora General Store (around the corner from Cathedral State Park). For info and registration info:, go to workshops and events.

GALLERY 62 WEST: hosts the 22nd annual Memorial Day exhibit through June 30. Info: Taylor County Arts Council, 304-376-5066.

MORGANTOWN ART ASSOCIATION: hosts its “Miniature” exhibit, featuring small paintings no larger than 5×7 inches, 3-D art must fit into a 6×6 cube. Take in is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, at the gallery. 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) and 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays (OLLI and MAA members only). There will be a plein-air oils workshop with T.M. Nicholas, Aug. 17-19, cost is $200 for members, $225 for non-members, sign up sheets at the gallery and online, Membership is open to high school-age and older, dues is $35 a year. 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, acrylic, still life — apples and bananas; 3:15-5:15 p.m. Saturday, drawing, still life — faerie home; 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, drawing, still life — owl in a tree; 1-3 p.m. June 7, painting, watercolor, still life — Crazy Horse. 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 “Unseen Morgantown,” a photography exhibit featuring work by clients of Milan Puskar Health Right’s free clinic, today-Saturday in the Tanner Theatre. There will be an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. today. The 2018 Senior Showcase, featuring work by artists over the age of 50 in north-central West Virginia, opens July 8 at MAC, with an opening reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Info: or call 304-292-3325. Info:

ART MUSEUM OF WVU: Hosting “Flowing Beyond Heaven and Earth: Master Chinese Ceramists,” “Form and Balance: Ceramics from the Collection” and “Impulse: A Trip Inside.” 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:

SZILAGYI CENTER IN ROWLESBURG: is open for the season, featuring the WWII Museum, Preston County Sports Museum, B&O Centenary Bridge Exhibit, the Emporium and the River City Cafe. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Special visits during the week can be arranged by calling Katie at 304-454-9232 Shirley at 304-698-5305. River City Cafe serves homemade lunches on both days.

ARTHURDALE HERITAGE: hosts museum tours from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through the end of October. Tour an original 1930s homestead and the buildings along W.Va. 92 in Preston County, used in the nation’s first New Deal homestead subsistence community championed by Eleanor Roosevelt. Craft shop open. Admission charged, parking is free. There will be a Slate Paint & Sip at 4 p.m. Sunday with Holly Groves, paint on a piece of historic slate from the 1907 Elkins Coal and Coke Building in Masontown, $40 for AHI members, $45 for non-members. Jewelry Making from Start to Finish will be offers from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 7, with artist Tammy King, making molds using things found in nature, found objects and old buttons, $35 for AHI members, $40 for non-members. To register for classes or more info: 304-864-3959 or

EASTON ROLLER MILL: at Easton Mill Road, 300 yards from its intersection with U.S. 119, hosts tours of the mill from 2-5 p.m. on the fourth Sundays of each month, through September (June 24, July 22, Aug. 26 and Sept. 23). Last operational in 1940, the mill machinery will operate during the tours, with the mill engine turning wheels and connecting belts which power the grist stone, corn crusher, roller mills and elevators that carry the product from floor to floor during grinding and processing.

B&O TRAIN DEPOT AND MUSEUM: in Tunnelton will be open from 1-3 p.m. Sundays through September. Admission is free but donations welcome. Info and for tours: 304-568-2559, 304-329-2269, 304-568-2579 or 304-568-2638.


MOVIE SCREENING: for “My Uncle John is a Zombie,” 8 p.m June 8-9 at Monongalia Arts Center (MAC), 107 High St. Written and directed by John Russo, co-creator of 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead.” Tickets: $10, available at MAC, by calling 304-292-3325 or

ANNUAL HOSTA SHOW: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Soergel Orchards Farm Market, 2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford, Pa. Hosta plant sales start at 10 a.m. Free and open to the public. Entries accepted from 5-8 p.m. Friday and 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Info: Jim, 724-933-3382.

BIG BASKET DRAWING: to raise money for a nurse battling stage 3 colon cancer, 3-7 p.m. June 15 at Westover fire hall. Meal and sheet of 25 tickets: $10. Small basket tickets after admission, $5 for 25. Large baskets: $2 per ticket or $15 for 8. 50/50 drawing.

GOAT GALLOP 5K RUN OR WALK: 7:30 a.m.-noon June 16 at Arthurdale Heritage Inc. Run, walk or stroll through the grounds of the New Deal settlement, play with goats and celebrate with family-friendly activities. Cost for the race is $20 by Friday ($25 after June 1 and on race day). Cost of kids’ race is $3. Info and registration: 304-864-3959 or

BOOK READING AND SIGNING: with author Nancy Abrams, 10:30 a.m. June 16, Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood, during the Preston County Bicentennial Celebration.

“WHERE DID PRESTON COME FROM?”: a presentation by Ervin Fink, 11:15 a.m. June 16 at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood, during the Preston County Bicentennial Celebration.

GREAT COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m. June 16 in the downtown parking garage in Fairmont. Spots are $15, applications at, by emailing or 304-360-2171.

BORN TO SING SHOW CHOIR AND SINGING CAMP: registering for June 25-29 at LIFE UMC, 1564 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont. Camp is 3:30-7 p.m. daily, open to ages 5-15, beginners to advanced, without audition. Culminates with a Friday night showcase. Info and registration: email

VALLEY DISTRICT FAIR CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW: 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 9-10, all day Aug. 11.