Out & About

Bluegrass BBQ By WSYO Set in Wheeling

WHEELING —Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra Bluegrass BBQ will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday at the Hess Shelter at Oglebay Park. The event will feature music by local bands Marsh Wheeling String Band, Out of the Blue and Cabin Fever String Band, and BBQ food by Charlie Slegel from Ye Ole ...

Rich Knoblich Featured at Campfire Storytelling Sessions

MARSHALL COUNTY — Gather around a bonfire for some shivery tales for the harvest season, told by the inimitable Rich Knoblich starting at 7 p.m. today at McMechen’s Riverview Park, and from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville. The McMechen event, presented by the ...

Theo Yianni’s Restaurant in Weirton Takes Pride in Fun, Family Environment

WEIRTON — Theo Yianni’s Restaurant in Weirton continues to provide the best authentic Greek and American cuisine in a relaxing and fun family environment, according to Co-owners Yianni Bourbakis and Shawn Mihellis. In addition to their new Theo Salmon Salad and hot stuffed pepper ...

Towngate Theatre in Wheeling Opens 50th Season

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre opens its 50th season of community theater with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. It will be staged for two weekends, Sept. 21-23 and Sept. 28 and 29. One ...

Wheeling Symphony Celebrates Music of the Beach Boys

WHEELING — Wheeling Symphony Orchestra announces the first concert of the 2018-19 season, “Surf’s Up! A Tribute to the Beach Boys,” conducted by music director finalist Timothy Hankewich, featuring guest artists Phil Dirt and the Dozers. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. today ...

Zephaniah OHora Brings Classic Country From NYC to Ohio Valley

BARNESVILLE — Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Zephaniah OHora on Thursday at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park. Classic country has a new contemporary hero in Zephaniah OHora. The debut album from the NYC song slinger has been dubbed a “modern ...

Rescheduled Concert by Todd Burge Scheduled for Thursday

NEW MARTINSVILLE — In the wake of the expected Ohio River flooding, ArtsLink has rescheduled the Todd Burge concert for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Parlor Theater at Doolin Center. The Parlor Theater is located at 253 Main St. in downtown New Martinsville. A workshop/jam session with Todd will ...

Movie ‘Book Club’ Showing at Moundsville Public Library

MOUNDSVILLE — The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will present a “Think Outside the Book” film at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The feature will be “Book Club,” a comedy/drama/romance selected with “Banned Books Week” in mind. In it, four lifelong friends have their lives forever ...

LJ’s Hoagie King in South Wheeling Offers ‘Famous’ Hoagie Menu

WHEELING — A quaint little eatery located at the corner of 39th and Jacob streets in South Wheeling, called LJ’s Hoagie King, offers a big-time menu of their “famous” hoagies, plenty of side dishes off their “munchies” menu and a recently added breakfast menu. LJ’s Hoagie ...

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ Brings Big Laughs to Stage in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces The Play That Goes Wrong, the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, will make its Pittsburgh debut and launch its Broadway National Tour Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 18-23, at the Benedum Center . This tour is part of the ...

Wheeling Film Society Hosts Screening, Lunch With Books Conversation

WHEELING — The Wheeling Film Society will host a free screening of Howard Hawk’s 1938 classic “Bringing Up Baby” at 7:30 p.m. today at Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St. in Wheeling. During the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema (1930-1960), “Rom-Coms” were not yet a thing. What ...

Brooke Hills Playhouse Opens ‘Farce of Habit’ This Weekend

WELLSBURG — As the Brooke Hills Playhouse prepares to open the final production of their 47th summer season this Friday, director Diana Mendel of Wellsburg is reporting two cast changes for “Farce of Habit,” Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten’s sequel to last summer’s ...

Mountaineer Brewfest on Tap at Heritage Port in Wheeling

WHEELING — The 2018 Mountaineer Brewfest Committee is pleased to announce that the title sponsor for the fifth annual Mountaineer Brewfest will again be Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack. This year’s festival is Saturday and will be held at the Heritage Port in Wheeling. Brewfest ...

Kentucky-Based Band The Woodsheep to Perform in Barnesville

Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Woodsheep on Thursday at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville. The sound from the mountains of Appalachia has long been swelling at its banks, on the verge of spilling over the confines of folk and ...

W.Va. Flying Corps examined at Lunch With Books Tuesday in Wheeling

“Summit of Glory — The West Virginia Flying Corps” will be the program for the next Lunch With Books at noon on Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library. As the United States entered World War I, a young West Virginian founded a flying corps to train young men for aerial combat. A ...

Artworks Third Friday brings electronic dance party tonight

The Bridge and Tunnel Collective in collaboration with Artworks Around Town announce two acts scheduled to entertain at Third Friday tonight. Sean Decker of the Collective is pleased to welcome Love and Data and Weird Lightning, and promises “an electronic dance party that’ll overload ...

Zane Run to Perform Saturday

WHEELING — Zane Run will return to Generations’ stage Saturday night with their re-energized show. With their mix of modern country, ’90s hits, a few rock surprises, as well as songs from their 2016 debut album, Zane Run’s show has something for everyone. Zane Run has performed ...

Shark Thriller ‘The Meg’ Goes Deep, Stays Shallow

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer We’re going to need a bigger boat for all these shark movies. On the tail of “The Shallows,” “47 Meters Down,” “Dark Tide” and, of course, the seminal “Sharknado,” comes “The Meg,” the latest in a growing school of shark movies, all of ...

ArtsLink Series Will Host Steel Drummer

ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series will partner with “Bands on Broad” in Middlebourne on Thursday for a concert by steel drummer Dan Meunier. The free concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the town gazebo, located at the corner of Main and Broad streets. Food will be available for purchase, ...

Fundraiser, Music Fest Set to Take Place on Sunday

McMECHEN — Ohio Valley Peace announces a WEJP Peacenik fundraiser – a picnic and music festival fundraiser for their new non-profit low power community radio station, WEJP 107.1 FM. Time is 2-8 p.m. Music begins at 3 p.m. All ages are welcome. The WEJP Picnic and Music Festival features ...