123 PLEASANT STREET: hosts Joe Keyes & the Late Bloomer Band with Tanagra Friday; The Hillbilly Gypsies Saturday; Gyasi with Torrents and Marjorie Gardens Sunday; Songwriting in Contemporary West Virginia: Profiles and Reflections by Travis Stimeling with Todd Burge, Dan Cunningham, Maria Allison and Chris Haddox Tuesday; Potion Castle Stand Up Comedy open mic Wednesday. Info: 123pleasantstreet.com.
BLACK BEAR: hosts music at its downtown and Evansdale locations. Downtown: Greg Short today; Weary Space Wanderer Friday; Culture Thief Wednesday. Evansdale: The Masons today.
THE 501 BAND: performs from 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday at Clarksburg Eagles.
MUNDY’S PLACE: 669 Madigan Ave., hosts Brandhi Irvon 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: facebook.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 Rhonda Sissy Rhodes and Tommy Moats. 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 host a show Saturday with the Moe Brandy show. Doors open at 4 p.m. Dinner available at 5 p.m. Show begins at 6 p.m. Cost: $7 for adults, $3 for children 6-12. 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 Burl Smith and the Spring Fever Band. 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 John Bolton. Kitchen opens at 1 p.m. Info: 304-844-2449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW FREEPORT FIREHALL: will host a country music show from 7-10 p.m. Saturday featuring Ambassadors for Christ and Ben Tharp. Admission is $5.
UKELELE CLASSES: 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 from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at MCS Enterprises, 8091 North Mountaineer Highway. Admission $6. Food available. Doors open at 5 p.m. No alcohol permitted. Info: 304-864-3638.
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 trial audition and sit-in recommended for new members, followed by a chat with the director. Orchestra 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.
PACIFICA QUARTET: 7:30 p.m. today, in the Lyell B. Clay Theatre at the WVU Creative Arts Center, as part of the WVU College of Creative Arts Curiosity Series. Tickets are available at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box office locations, by calling 304-293-SHOW (7469) and at ticketmaster.com.
BUGSY’S TAVERN: hosts Davisson Brothers Band from 5-7 p.m. and Ronnie Burroughs from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday.
PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO: “A VERY INTIMATE ACOUSTIC EVENING”: Oct. 7 at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets start at $54 for general public, $39 for WVU students, available at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, ticketmaster.com, 304-293-SHOW (7469) and 1-800-745-3000.
WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH LEE GREENWOOD: “SALUTE TO AMERICA”: Oct. 19 at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets start at $39 for general public, all tickets $14 for WVU students, available at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, ticketmaster.com, 304-293-SHOW (7469) and 1-800-745-3000.
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.
ANNUAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 3-10 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday at Morgantown Farmers Market Pavilion, 400 Spruce St., Morgantown.
WEST VIRGINIA BEEKEEPERS ASSOC.: beginner beekeeping classes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 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.
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: KEVIN CLANCY: 5 p.m. today, in Bloch Hall, WVU College of Creative Arts, with reception to follow. Clancy is a Pittsburgh-based interdisciplinary artist who creates accumulative process-based installations, nomadic social spaces and prismatic light environments.
DREAM MACHINES CAR CLUB: will host Eat’n Park Cruise-Ins from 4-8 p.m. today and Oct. 4, at 353 Patteson Drive. Dash plaques to the first 50 cars. Info: Call Tom Milam at 304-291-5792 or 304-282-8765.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 174: in Dellslow, will host a corn roast at 3 p.m. Sept. 15, music by Allen Shaw; Blue and Gold party at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29, DJ and karaoke by Kevin from 7-11 p.m., wear blue and gold. Covered dishes welcome at both events.
Art and exhibits
MORGANTOWN ART ASSOCIATION: hosts “Back to School with Blue and Gold” in September. 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). 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, watercolor, still life — watermelon; 3:15-5:15 p.m. Saturday drawing, still life — fancy horse. Classes will resume Sept. 15. 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/.
LUNCHTIME LOOKS: VERA KLEMENT’S “ROSE GARDEN”: noon Friday at the Art Museum of WVU. Presenter will be Bernie Schultz.
MESAROS GALLERIES EXHIBITS: The Laura and Paul Mesaros Galleries in the WVU Creative Arts Center lobby will feature the works of Alisa Henriquez and Kevin Clancy today-Sept. 28.
IKEBANA OF KEIKA-KAZAN SCHOOL EXHIBIT: Sept. 15-29 at University Toyota Showroom, 60 Don Knotts Blvd. Opening reception set for 2-4 p.m. Sept. 15.
DJ and karaoke
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.
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.
FREE COUPLES DANCE WORKSHOP: 6-8 p.m. Sunday 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.
MORGANTOWN FRIENDS OF OLD TIME MUSIC AND DANCE: will host a dance from 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday at Marilla Park Center. Lou Maiuri will call to live Appalachian music with Born Old. Cost: $7, adults; $5, students; $12, families. Refreshments will be served. Beginners and singles welcome. Info: morgantowndance.com.
“THE LAST FIVE YEARS”: presented at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Sept. 13-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday 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.
THE NATIONAL TOUR OF “THE WIZARD OF OZ”: Oct. 28 at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets start at $49 for general public, $29 for WVU students, available at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, ticketmaster.com, 304-293-SHOW (7469) and 1-800-745-3000.