123 PLEASANT STREET: hosts Litz presents Draft Funk with Optimus Riff today; Strung Like A Horse & Stewed Mulligan Friday; Mayne’s Good Time presented by Shawmaynes Wednesday. Info: 123pleasantstreet.com.
BLACK BEAR: hosts music at its downtown and Evansdale locations. Downtown: Jeff Grable today; Dan Cunningham Wednesday.
BOBBY LANE: performs at 7:45 p.m. today, along with Annelies Stealey at 6:30 p.m., at Retro-tique, 218 Walnut St.
THE 501 BAND: performs at 5 p.m. Saturday at Hidden Springs Campground in Clearville, Pa.; 6:30-9 p.m. Monday at Rowlesburg Park.
NIC OF TYME: plays from 4-6 p.m. Monday at Rowlesburg’s Labor Day Ox Roast.
MUNDY’S PLACE: 669 Madigan Ave., hosts Deerbourne at 8 p.m. Friday.
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: face book.com/rubysbar73/.
MIDDLETOWN COMMUNITY CENTER: will host a show at 6 p.m. Friday with a country music show featuring Ray Hileman & Wheels of Country and Jim Harris and Burl Smith. The kitchen will be open. There will be open mic. $6 admission, children under 12 admitted free. Door prizes, 50/50 drawing.
SAGEBRUSH ROUND-UP: at 2580 Bunner Ridge Road, Fairmont, will be closed Saturday. It will reopen Sept. 8 with the Moe Brandy show. Information: 304-216-4898.
ANNA JARVIS PARK COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW: hosts a country music show from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, with the Anna Jarvis Stage Band, open mic and special guest Rosie Greathouse and John Daugherty. Admission: $6. Children under 12 admitted free. Food available. No alcohol allowed. Info: 304-265-5549.
CENTURY JAMBOREE: at Century Community Center hosts a country music show from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, with The Century Band and special guest Jeff Frey. Kitchen opens at 1 p.m. Info: 304-844-2449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UKELELE CLASSES: start Sunday through the Community Music Program at WVU’s Creative Arts Center. Learn how to read music in the treble clef, count rhythms, pick melodies, and strum chords on the ukulele. Learn traditional Hawaiian and American folk songs, and popular songs. This class, designed for individuals ages 10 to adult with little to no prior musical experience, will be offered on Sundays or Tuesdays over 8 weeks. Two different levels: Beginner and Intermediate. Info and class times: 304-293-6946.
MACGLEE CHORAL ENSEMBLE: begins rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Tanner Theatre. Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening. Always looking for new members. Info: Director Ken Godwin, 304-599-2431.
COMPANY HOUSE ROAD BAND: performs at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. $10, adults; $5, students through high school.
TOUCH OF COUNTRY: performs for a dinner dance, 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Clarion Hotel Morgan. Dinner at 6 p.m., music from 7-10 p.m. Info: Bear, 304-288-5622.
BORN AND BRED FESTIVAL: 12:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Tygart Lake Golf Course, featuring Grafton artists The Masons, Humble and Kind, Patricia Smith, Greg Ice and the Awkward Pauses, George Shingleton, Wendy and Brian from Taylor Made, Last Year’s Model, Stephanie Adlington and The Chris Weaver Band. The festival is a collaboration between Unleash Tygart, Buffalo Arts Association, Espresso Yourself Coffee House and All Aboard Grafton, to raise money for the renovation and restoration of the Manos Theatre. Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the gate, available at eventbrite.com. Info: 304-677-1028.
LIFE UMC SCHOOL OF MUSIC: 3000 Technology Drive, Fairmont: Registration for fall 2018 now open for September for private studies in piano, voice and guitar. All ages and levels accepted. Info: email@example.com.
WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY CHOIR: has begun its fall semester at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Ages range from teen-adult and range in ability from beginner to experienced. Info: 304-293-6946.
MORGANTOWN COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA: accepting members for fall season, intermediate and advanced level players welcome. Maestro is Andre Januario. Open to all ages. Free tria audition and sit-in recommended for new members, followed by a chat with the director. Orchestera meets from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at the WVU CAC, room 2070. Info: 304-293-6946.
WVU COMMUNITY MUSIC PROGRAM: offers piano, violin, guitar, voice and other lessons for groups, private instruction and participation in several ensembles. Info: 304-293-6946.
BINGO: 6 p.m. Fridays at American Legion Post 174, Dellslow. Regular games: $30/$40. CA: $85. Adm. Pack: $25 or AUCP: $25. Light refreshments available. Regular games payout based on
MON COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOC.: hosts meetings from 7-9 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the WVU County Extension Office in Westover. Info: Debbie, 304-367-9488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JANE LEW FIREMAN’S ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the fire department and city park, featuring more than 250 heritage and contemporary crafters. Free admission, parking available. Info: 304-296-7328.
ALPINE LAKE CRAFT SHOW: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, at Alpine Lake Resort, Terra Alta, featuring handcrafted items for sale, to benefit Terra Alta/East Preston School’s Project North Pole, Fort Caswell and a tailoring school in Mzuzu, Malawi, Africa. There will be handpainted pet portraits, bags and jewelry, homemade placemats, table runners, quilts, wall hangings and more. Info: 240-321-6141.
MORGANTOWN NEWCOMERS COFFEE: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday at the home of member Jane Taylor, 4009 Greystone Drive, Morgantown. No speaker, just coffee and conversation. Free and open to the public. Info: morgantownnewcomers.org.
WV BOSS BABES: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, featuring low key mingling, intersectional feminism, snacks, speakers, activities and vendors. Free and all-inclusive. September’s theme is power — hear from local women what renewal means to them. Expect three speakers for 10 minutes each on a topic, community announcements, ice breakers, general fellowship, and learning about women in your community.
ANNUAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 3-10 p.m. Sept. 8 at St. Hubert Church, 9 Sadler St., Point Marion, Pa., in the church parking lot. Fellowship, drawings, games, craft store, food, dancing to music by Good Vibrations and more. Mass at 4 p.m.
RISE FOR RENEWABLES: Clean Jobs for a Green Future, a celebration of renewable energy with live music and free activities for kids, 2-5 p.m. Sept. 8 at Morgantown Farmers Market Pavilion, 400 Spruce St., Morgantown.
WEST VIRGINIA BEEKEEPERS ASSOC.: beginner beekeeping classes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8, 15 and 22, at the WVU County Extension Office in Westover. Must attend all three classes to complete the course. Cost is $50 per person, $70 per couple, includes dues for local club and state dues for 2018, and the Penn State Beekeeping Basics book. Class size is limited. Info and registration: Debbie, 304-367-9488 or email@example.com.
GOSPEL SING, DINNER AND BAKE SALE: dinner at 4 p.m., sing starts at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22, at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church on Kingwood Pike. Dinner will be creamed chicken over biscuits, noodles, mashed potatoes, gravy and more.
12TH ANNUAL GHANDI WALK & INDIAN FESTIVAL: 4-7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the WVU Shell Building, featuring live music and dance shows, food stalls from different parts of India, henna stalls, arts and crafts for sale and more. Funds raised will be donated to WVU Medicine Children’s. Info: hrccmorgantown.org/gandhi-day.html.
MOUNTAINEER MEMORY MAKERS ORNAMENT CLUB: hosts its first signing event from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Oct. 20, at Pierpont Center Hallmark store. This is one of 20 clubs in U.S. and Canada selected to win this event. Keepsake Ornament Artists Robert Hurlbert and Rodney Gentry will sign ornaments. Free breakfast snacks will be served. Club is collecting new crayons, colored pencils, markers and cartoon Band-Aids for the WVU Children’s Box of Hope.
Art and exhibits
MORGANTOWN ART ASSOCIATION: hosts “Artist’s Choice” through August. August artist of the month is multimedia artist Francoise Stauber. September take-in for the “Back to School with Blue and Gold” show will be Sept. 5. September artist of the month is multimedia artist Myung Lee. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Watercolor classes with Susan Hall Witt from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays ($6 per class) and 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays (OLLI and MAA members only). No classes on Sept. 3. The Lynn Ferris watercolor workshop “Capturing the Light,” will be Oct 9-11. Cost is $225 for members and $250 for non-members. $100 deposit holds your spot. Gallery is in the Mountaineer Mall on the Green Bag Road, Info: 304-291-5900, morgantownartassociation.com.
ART CLASSES AT MICHAEL’S: hosts classes: 1-3 p.m. today, painting, acrylic, landscape — field with flowers; 3:15-5:15 p.m. Saturday, painting, watercolor, floral — lily pond; 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, painting, acrylic, still life — goldfish; 1-3 p.m. Sept. 6, painting, watercolor, still life — watermelon. Classes are $15 each, plus supplies (unless otherwise noted), and begin promptly at the time listed. There are also crochet and knitting classes. Register 24 hours in advance at michaels.com/classes.
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. Info: arthurdaleheritage.org.
B&O TRAIN DEPOT AND MUSEUM: in Tunnelton will be open from 1-3 p.m. Sundays through September. See historic items from old telegraph equipment to train china and photos. Admission is free but donations welcome. Info and for tours: 304-568-2559, 304-329-2269, 304-568-2579 or 304-568-2638.
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 (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.
ART MUSEUM OF WVU: Exhibitions on display are: “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. Admission is free. Info: artmuseum.wvu.edu/.
SWING AT THE ELKS: 8:15-9:30 p.m. each Tuesday in July, at Elks Lodge 411, 1138 Chestnut Ridge Road, hosted by Morgantown Swing. Fundamental Lindy Hop (Level 1) with Ashley and Ryan Lindy, Charleston (Level 2) with Tori and David, open dance floor with DJ until 10:30 p.m. Cost is $6/lesson or $30 for 6 lessons. Info: facebook.com/MorgantownSwing.
LABOR DAY ALUMNI HOMECOMING DANCE: 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday at the Szilagyi Center, Rowlesburg, featuring The Classics Rock. Adults only (18 and older). $15/singles; $25/couples. Bring your favorite beverages and snacks. Doors open at 7 p.m. Info: Kenetta, 304-454-9288.
FREE COUPLES DANCE WORKSHOP: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 9 at Marilla Center. Learn the Hustle. No sign up necessary. Dress is casual. Info: 304-296-8356.
COUPLES DANCE CLASSES: from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 11, at Marilla Center. Instruction focuses on the basics. Eight-week course, $20 per person. Info: 304-296-8356.
Karaoke and DJs
BARSIDE GRILL: 417 Holland Ave., Westover: Karaoke with DJ Shay every Friday and DJ Jeff every Saturday. Info: 304-284-0661.
PURPLE COW: hosts DJ Jammin’ Jerry Saturday.
“THE LAST FIVE YEARS”: presented at 8 p.m. Sept. 7-8 and 13-15, and 2 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Tanner Theatre at Monongalia Arts Center, by West Virginia Public Theatre. Tickets: $18 per person, $15 each for groups of 10 or more, available at the lobby desk at 107 High St., by phone at 304-292-3325 or at monartscenter.com/shop.
BRIAN HOFFMAN’S ‘REMEMBERING RED’: a tribute to Red Skelton, 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. Tickets: $10, adults; $5, students through high school.