Out & About

Festival of India Takes Heritage Port Saturday in Wheeling

WHEELING — The New Vrindaban community and Palace of Gold cordially invites the public to the Festival of India from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Port in Wheeling. This third annual festival is said to intrigue and inspire many more visitors than before, with its theme of “Culturally ...

Elec Simon Of ‘STOMP’ Fame Comes To Wheeling

Elec Simon — percussionist, humanitarian and innovator —will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at River City in Wheeling. Someone existing to be the conductor of his surroundings, Simon was born with rhythm in his soul. As a youth, he had dreams to pursue music but not those of the typical ...

Mystery Theatre Unlimited Offers Free Show in Wheeling

Mystery Theatre Unlimited will present a hilarious musical comedy murder mystery to Wheeling Park’s Amphitheatre starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. As a part of the City of Wheeling’s “Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays Too” summer outdoor concert series, the comedy group will present “My Big Fat ...

Andrea von Kampen to Play in Barnesville

Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Andrea von Kampen on Monday at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville. “We were completely blown away,” it was stated on NPR’s “All Songs Considered.” With more than three million Spotify streams ...

Lock 13 Riverfest Kicks Off in McMechen

McMECHEN — The Wild & Wonderful Lock 13 Riverfest will take place at Riverview Park in McMechen this weekend with a full slate of entertainment for the entire family. Riverfest will be open to the public from 4-11 p.m. today and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. Opening ceremonies begin at ...

Human Cost of WWII Eyed in Library Class in Wheeling

People’s University Series continues with WWII — Class 7, “On the Home Front and Abroad: The Human Cost,” instructed by Dr. Jeff Rutherford. Six million Jews and more than five million non-Jews, including Gypsies, homosexuals, blacks and the physically and mentally disabled, were ...

Libraries Rock Presents Classic ‘Jailhouse Rock’ in Wheeling

In conjunction with the Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program, free screenings of music-themed movies at the Ohio County Public Library continue Monday when a young inmate with swagger will get your hips a-swayin’ from the cell block in the 1957 musical drama, “Jailhouse Rock.” The ...

Indian Captive Mary Jemison Portrayal at Moundsville Library

A living history performance by Patty Cooper will bring Indian Captive Mary Jemison to the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library at 6 p.m. Monday. This free program is aimed at school-age children and adults. During America’s Seven Years’ War in the mid-1700s, Mary Jemison was ...

In ‘Skyscraper,’ the Rock Towers Over Action Tropes

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK — I like to imagine what King Kong, as a popcorn-chomping moviegoer, might make of “Skyscraper,” the latest summer actioner staring Dwayne Johnson. Would he, watching a goliath ascend the exterior of a high-rise with helicopters and klieg lights ...

‘Full Monty’ Wraps Up This Weekend at Brooke Hills Playhouse

As the Brooke Hills Playhouse prepares for the final weekend of its production of the Terrence McNally-David Yazbek musical comedy, “The Full Monty,” director Emily Vulgamore Hores says the show owes its success to the help of all kinds of families. “The Full Monty” is adapted from ...

Wheeling Poetry Series to Present Ron Houchin at Lunch With Books

The Ohio County Public Library is pleased to announce the ninth poetry reading in its landmark Wheeling Poetry Series. The distinguished and award-winning poet Ron Houchin will be reading at noon on Tuesday in conjunction with the ongoing Lunch with Books program. A retired public school ...

Fabio’s Pizza in St. Clairsville Continues to Satisfy Customers

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Offering a variety of Sicilian, Napolitana and Chicago styles pizza, calzones, stombolis, salads, pasta and a variety of sandwiches — Fabio’s Pizza Owner Tom Cracolici said it’s the customer loyalty for the past 25 years that has allowed his business to stand the ...

Rock the Block in Wheeling Raises Money to Help Homeless

WHEELING — The Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless is excited to invite Ohio Valley residents to its third annual music fundraiser, Rock the Block, on Saturday at River City Ale Works. This live music event benefiting the homeless will be presented on the outdoor stage at River ...

Parcel Players to Stage ‘The Fantasticks’ in Wheeling

WHEELING —Oglebay Institute’s Parcel Players will present the popular musical “The Fantasticks,” a classic coming-of-age story that takes a delightful look at the trials and tribulations of young love. It will be staged at 7 p.m. July 11-14 at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate ...

‘The Full Monty’ Opens at Brooke Hills Playhouse

As the Brooke Hills Playhouse opens its production of the Terrence McNally-David Yazbek musical comedy “The Full Monty” this weekend, director Emily Vulgamore Hores of Wellsburg is assuring the public that “There is so much more to ‘The Full Monty’ than the strip tease number that ...

Way Down Wanderers Coming to Barnesville

Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Way Down Wanderers on Thursday at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville. Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, five-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers draw listeners in with energy, ...

Benwood-McMechen Public Library to Host Betsy Ross, Story of the Flag

Go back in time to learn the story of the American flag. A living history portrayal by Patty Cooper as Betsy Ross will take place at 4 p.m. Monday at the Benwood-McMechen Public Library. This free performance is aimed at school-age children and adults. An educator, Cooper does ...

Lunch With Books in Wheeling Takes Look Beyond Coal Mining

Often, society represents Appalachia (and West Virginia in particular) as a place that only cares about coal mining, ignoring the fact that this is only one aspect of a rich culture. This talk will present a richer Appalachia — one that has so many other concerns. With a mixture of ...

‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ Punches Above Its Weight

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer Not since Animal against the advice of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker ingested Insta-Growth pills has a movie had as much fun with scale as “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” Among the greatest threats to the shape-shifting heroes of the Marvel sequel are windshield ...

‘The First Purge’ Is Depressingly Prescient

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer This Fourth of July, we’ve got a chance to celebrate America’s birth in a very American way — watching internecine warfare, spasms of savage violence and a dark government conspiracy pulling the strings. That’s right, it’s time for a new ...