123 PLEASANT STREET: hosts Against Me! with Speedy Ortiz and Typesetter today; The Jasons, The Huntingtons and Black Hole Zion Friday; Marjorie Gardens, Last Year’s Model and Before I Sleep Saturday; Mephiskapheles, The Renfields, Children of October and [indistinct chattering] all-ages show at 5;30 p.m. Sunday. Info: 123pleasantstreet.com.
BLACK BEAR: hosts music at its downtown and Evansdale locations. Downtown: Charles Godwin today; Meadow Run Friday; Terry Schnell and Steve Paris Saturday; Dan Cunningham Wednesday.
MUNDY’S PLACE: 669 Madigan Ave., hosts Copper Crossing at 8 p.m. Saturday.
THE HOME BREW BAND: featuring Tony Nichols will perform from 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday for a dance at the Fairmont Eaglesm 305 1st St., Fairmont. $5 cover charge, open to the public. New members welcome, fill out an application and turn it in at the bar. Info: 304-363-9718.
CROSSWIND: performs from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Fayette County Fair in Uniontown, Pa.
COMPANY HOUSE ROAD BAND: performs from 6-9 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). Admission: $6. Food available. Doors open at 5 p.m. Family friendly, no alcohol allowed. Info: 304-864-3638.
BACK IN THE DAY: performs from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Ryan A. Rhodes Cruise In at Perry Rhodes Farm, 2838 Campground Road, Tunnelton. Donations benefit Preston High Band.
THE 501 BAND: performs from 8-11 p.m. Saturday at Morgantown Moose.
MARK PALMER: plays from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at The Whippoorwill Bar and Grill; 6-9 p.m. Sunday at The Lakehouse.
BOBBY LANE: concert and art sale from 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Retro-tique, 218 Walnut St.
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 special guests Ron & Jackie Moore and The Mystery Man. 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: hosts a country music show from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, with the Anna Jarvis Stage Band, open mic and special guest Tom Goldsmith. 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 Saturday, featuring open mic, The Round-Up Band, Jim Whitehair and CenterFire. $7 for adults, $3 children ages 6-12. Homecooked dinners available. Information: 304-216-4898.
CENTURY JAMBOREE: at Century Community Center hosts a country music show from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, with The Century Band and special guest . Kitchen opens at 1 p.m. Info: 304-844-2449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC AT PENN ALPS: hosts violinist Shu-Ting Yao, cellist Steven Honigsberg and pianist Joseph Yungen at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Great Hall at Spruce Forest in Grantsville, Md. Tickets: $20, free for ages 19 and under. Available at the door, in the gift shop or at MusicAtPennAlps.org.
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.
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 ASSOCIATION: 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 email@example.com.
BOOK RELEASE PARTY: “55 Strong: Inside the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike” 6-8 p.m. Friday at 123 Pleasant Street.
19TH ANNUAL RYAN A. RHODES CRUISE-IN: 2 p.m. Saturday at Perry W. Rhodes Farm, 2838 Campground Road, Tunnelton, featuring music by Back in the Day Band from
3-5 p.m. Dash plaques for the first 75 entries. No drugs or alcohol allowed. Dinner at 4 p.m. Scholarships, awards and prizes at 6 p.m. Donations benefit Preston High Band. Info: 304-329-0934.
PRESTON COUNTY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL: 1-9 p.m. Saturday, South Price Street, Kingwood, featuring arts and crafts (1-6 p.m.), live music (1-9 p.m.) and food vendors. No admission fee. Presented by Preston Community Arts Center and Arts Preston.
STAND-UP COMEDY OPEN MIC: 8 p.m. Wednesday at 123 Pleasant Street.
WOMEN UNITED: hosts Power of the Purse fundraiser for Dolly Parton Imagination Library, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, featuring purse auctions, food, drinks, live entertainment and celebrity guest Emily Calandrelli, host of Fox’s Xploration Outer Space. For tickets and sponsorships, visit unitedwaympc.org/potp.
AUTHOR AND HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR CHARLES OTA HELLER: will give a talk and book signing for “Prague: My Long Journey Home,” at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. Heller was raised Catholic, unaware of his Jewish roots, even after his father escaped to join the British Army and 15 members of his family disappeared. He shot a Nazi when he was 9 and fled with his family to a refugee camp, before coming to America. Info: 304-329-6336.
SMITHTOWN CRUISE IN: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 10 at Smithtown Community Center, W.Va. 73 between exits 139 and 146. Register to enter drawings. Food for sale. Dash plaques for first 50 entries. No alcohol allowed. Info: 304-366-8952.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD PROJECT LEADER WORKS HOP: to share ideas for packing shoeboxes and networking with others, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 11, at Sabraton Baptist Church, 1641 Sabraton Ave., Morgantown. Light refreshments served, all welcome. Parking and entrance in the back of the church.
VALLEY DISTRICT FAIR CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW: 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 9-10, all day Aug. 11.
CASH BASH FOR ARNETTSVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER: Aug. 11 at Pop-A-Top Tavern. $1,000 grand prize drawn at 9 p.m., other cash prizes drawn every 15 minutes starting at 7 p.m. Need not be present to win. Dinner (ham, rigatoni, green beans, salad, roll and dessert) at 6 p.m. Lemonade, iced tea and a keg of beer provided. Chances offered on drawings for themed baskets, pictures of baskets will be posted on the Arnettsville Community Center Facebook page. Proceeds used toward operation and maintenance of the center. Info and tickets: Sherry, 304-290-6264 or Terry, 304-278-9973.
VICTORIAN MORNING TEA: 9-11 a.m. Aug. 11 at Nemacolin Castle in Brownsville, Pa. Victorian attire optional. Tour of the historic castle with octagonal tower and battlements are included. Reservations required. Proceeds benefit ongoing restoration projects. Tickets/reservations: eventbrite.com/e/victorian-tea-at-nemacolin-castle-tickets-47939599633.
OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE: at WVU, known as OLLI@WVU, located in Mountaineer Mall on Green Bag Road, provides programs and educational opportunities designed for adults 50 and over. An upcoming schedule includes: Summer term classes run through Aug. 18; fall term registration begins, Sept. 10; fall open house, Sept. 13; 12th Annual Irving Goodman Aging Lecture, Sept. 26; fall term classes begin Oct. 1. For more info, go to olliatwvu.org or call 304-293-1793.
WEST VIRGINIA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION: annual conference, “Meant to Bee,” set for Aug. 24-25 at Robert H. Mollohan Research Center, off I-79 Exit 132, in Fairmont. Doors open at 11 a.m. for check in, vendor sales and late registration. Featured speakers are Dr. Samuel Ramsey of the University of Maryland and Dr. Parry Kietzman of Appalachian Beekeeping Collective. Several workshops planned. Registration and info: wvbeekeepers.org.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: recipient Jaki Steward, who received a shoebox at age 5 in Guatemala, will share her story at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 26 at Sabraton Baptist Church, 1641 Sabraton Ave., Morgantown. All welcome.
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.
WEST VIRGINIA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art and exhibits
GALLERY 62 WEST: “6X6X2018” featuring work done in a 6-by-6-inch format. Stop in for a free canvas. The show will run through Saturday. Hours: 1-6 p.m. Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. Saturdays. Info: 304-376-5066.
UNIQUE CONSIGNMENT: 3438 University Ave., is hosting a show of paintings by Polly Johnson.
MORGANTOWN ART ASSOCIATION: hosts “Artist’s Choice” through August. No take-in for the month of August. August artist of the month is multimedia artist Francoise Stauber. 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 drjcar
email@example.com. Watercolor classes with Susan Hall Witt from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays (everyone welcome, all levels, $6 per class) and 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays (OLLI and MAA members only). No watercolor classes until Aug. 20. 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, tomnicholasgallery.com, $100 deposit to hold 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, seascape — ocean creatures; 3:15-5:15 p.m. Saturday, drawing, floral — flora; 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, painting, acrylic, landscape — evening glow; 1-3 p.m. Aug. 9, drawing, still life — antique teapot. 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.
MONONGALIA ARTS CENTER: 107 High St., Morgantown, hosts photography exhibition “Topknots and Toddlers” through Saturday, in the Davis Gallery, featuring portraits of motherhood captured by Lauren Webster, a lifestyle and documentary photographer from Morgantown. “Different Voices, Common Experiences,” featuring artwork by people who have been affected by mental illness, either personally or through loved ones, will open Friday in the Benedum Gallery, with a public reception at 6 p.m. and a performance art piece at 7 p.m. The exhibition will run through Aug. 25. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-292-3325. Info: monartscenter.com.
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. Info: arthurdaleheritage.org.
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.
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/.
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 (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.
THEATER WORKSHOP FOR KIDS AGES 7-12: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 11 at The Aurora Project in Aurora, with instructor Colleen Spear. Workshop will cover acting technique and stage craft for young people. Cost is $10. Register at auroraproject.org or call 304-290-0542.
“MILLICENT SCOWLWORTHY”: presented at 8 p.m. Aug. 10-11 and 2 p.m. Aug. 12 in the Tanner Theatre at Monongalia Art Center on High Street, featuring a cast made up of students in the Morgantown area ranging in age from 13-17. Tickets: $10, available at the lobby desk, by phone at 304-292-3325 or at monartscenter.com/shop. Features themes of violence and death and some mild language that may not be suitable for young children.
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.
MID-SUMMER DANCE: 8 p.m.-midnight Aug. 11 at the Szilagyi Center, Rowlesburg, featuring music by The 501 Band. Doors open at 7 p.m. Adults only (18 and older). BYOB and snacks. Admission: $10 per person. Info: Kenetta, 304-454-9288.