Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

May 10, 2012

Coming Up — 05/10/2012

CNHI News Service


The gallery is at the corner of 13th Street and Lexington Avenue in Ashland.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

For more information, call (606) 325-2597 or email aladdinsart@windstream.net. Visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/AladdinsArtGallery.


The Birke Art Gallery is on the first floor of Smith Hall on the corner of Hal Greer Boulevard and Third Avenue in Huntington. The gallery’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evenings.

For more information, call (304) 696-2296 or email galleries@marshall.edu.



‰Through July 1 — “The Curious World of Patent Models.”

‰Through July 29 — “Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978 - 2008.”

‰July 14 through Sept. 16 — “The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photograpy.”

‰July 14 through Sept. 16 — “Artist to Icon: Early Photographs of Elvis, Dylan and the Beatles.”


‰Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — Ron Sowell.

‰Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. — Burn the Floor dance group.

For ticket information, call or visit the website.

One Clay Square, Charleston; (304) 561-3570. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit theclaycenter.org.



‰June 2 through Aug. 31 — The Bluegrass Biennial 2012: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition. Opening reception: June 2 from 3 to 5 p.m.

The gallery is on the campus of Morehead State University. For more information, call (606) 783-5446. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Featuring original oil paintings and drawings. Artists welcome to bring in works from every medium. All work is original and available for purchase.

Camayo Arcade Suite 24 on Winchester Avenue in Ashland. Open Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (606) 739-9296. Visit fatcatstudioashland.com or email fatcatstudio@zoominternet.net.



‰Through May 27 — Ohio University, Southern Student and Faculty Show.

‰June 1 through 24 — The Paintings of Terry Norris.

‰June 29 through July 29 — Summer Festival Competition Show.

‰Aug. 3 through Aug. 26 — "Scenes of Our River Communities"  Community Photography Exhibit.

‰Nov. 2 through Nov. 25 — Textile Art of Sue King.

‰Nov. 30 through Dec. 22 — Christmas Show.


‰Friday — Paul Doeffinger.

‰June 8 — Bekers Brew.

‰July 13 — Stillwater Lite.

‰August 10 — Joey D and the Dub-V’s.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with music beginning at 6 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (K-College).  Enjoy music on the lawn and dancing on the patio.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase, as well as delicious items from local food vendors. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy some spectacular summer evenings with us!

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Child and adult class registration under way.

530 First Ave., Gallipolis; FAC’s family workshops require advance registration by calling (740) 446-3834. Visit frenchartcolony.org.



‰Friday through Tuesday — Gallery 842 Invitational Exhibition; reception on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Gallery Hours: noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call (304) 696-2296 or email galleries@marshall.edu.



Free classes, a collaboration between the gallery and the Carter County Public Library as part of the Heart of the Park project, are under way, including:

‰Saturday, 10 a.m. — Mural Painting Workshop. Artist Christine Kuhn of Lexington will be the instructor and lead artist. For more information, contact Dan Click, Gallery Coordinator at (606) 922-0927 or email graysongallery@gmail.com.

‰Creative Writing — 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Grayson branch, Carter County Public Library; instructor James Shope.

‰Book Illustrating — 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Grayson Gallery and Art Center, 301 E. Third St., Grayson.

‰Learning to Play Guitar — Noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Grayson branch, Carter County Public Library; Randy Satterfield, instructor. Free.


‰Final Friday Art and Antiques Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. on the last Friday of the month.

The gallery is available for special showings by appointment.

The gallery is in the former Grayson Fire Station at Carole Malone Boulevard and Third Street. For more information, email Dan Click at graysongallery@gmail.com or call (606) 922-0927.



The museum proudly presents the second annual Veterans Appreciation weekend May 17 through 19.

All events are free; donations for military programs and collections will be accepted.

‰May 17, 6:30 p.m. — Film Screening of Irving Berlin’s “This is the Army.”

‰May 18, 6:30 p.m. — Special Guest Speaker and Presentation.

‰May 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Salute to Military Memorabilia Show; Static Display from the Kentucky National Guard; and Childerens Games and Activities.

‰May 19, 5 p.m. — Come get “In the Mood” at our 1940’s style USO Dance and Dinner. The event is free, but there is limited seating, so stop by the museum to get your tickets today!


‰Gift shop: The museum carries a variety of jewelry for men and women, Candleberry candles and more.


‰Through July — “Remembering the TItanic: 100 Years Later.”

Permanent exhibits

‰”Country Music Heritage Hall”

‰”River Expedition”

‰“School Daze”

‰“C.I. Haeberle Medical Exhibit”

‰“William E. Martin Military Exhibit”

‰“The Legacy of Jean Thomas”

Children’s Exhibits

‰”Treehouse of My Own”

‰”Discovery Cavern”

‰“The Aqua Zone”

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Cost for adults: $5.50; seniors, students and children: $4.50; Members and children 2 and younger admitted free.

Phone: (606) 329-8888; Fax: (606) 324-3218; email: info@highlandsmuseum.com; Web address: Highlandsmuseum.com. The museum is at 1620 Winchester Ave. in Ashland.




‰The Daywood Collection. This collection contains important American artists from the mid-19th century up to 1940.

‰The Folk Art Collection. This collection includes more than 200 examples of paintings, drawings, sculpture, textiles and “eccentric” furniture by nationally known and self-taught artists.

‰The Touma Near Eastern Collection catalog. The catalog highlights selected art and artifacts from HMA’s Touma collection, which features 400 objects.

‰The Herman P. Dean Firearms Collection. This collection is the result of a lifetime of collecting. Dean was known internationally for his collection and expertise on the subject of firearms.


‰Through Sunday — Portfolio 2012.

‰Through Sunday — “Table Top Bronze Sculptures by Women Artists.”

‰Tuesday through May 20 — Classes and Workshops Exhibition.

‰Through May 20 — “Sources and Influences: Contemporary Clay Artists, Mentors and Students.” Opening reception at 2 p.m. April 22.

‰Saturday through Aug. 5 — “Modern Mexico: Works from the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University.”

‰May 22 through June 26 — Doodle 4 GoogleTM WV Finalists Exhibition. Opening reception at 7 p.m. May 22.

‰May 26 through July 22 — “Fine Arf,” an exhibition of images of dogs from the permanent collection.

‰May 26 through April 7, 2013 — “American Impressionism.”

‰June 2 through Oct. 7 — Visiting Inspiration: Twenty Years of Gropius Artists. Opening reception at 6 p.m. June 16.

‰June 2 through Oct. 7 — The Collection of Alex E. Booth Jr. Opening reception at 6 p.m. June 16.

‰Through Nov. 18 — “Harvey Littleton: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Glass Studio Movement.”

For more information, call (304) 529-2701 or visit hmoa.org.



The Jesse Stuart Foundation preserves the human and literary legacy of Stuart and other Kentucky and Appalachian writers.

‰The JFS Regional Readers book group will meets the last Tuesday of the month at 5:45 p.m. May’s book selection is “40 Acres and No Mule” by Janice Holt Giles. The book group is open to all and new members are always welcome. The complete reading list for 2012 is available at jsfbooks.com.

‰The Jesse Stuart Room features Stuart memorabilia, rare books and collectible items.

‰The Leming Art Gallery features works by area artists and photographs by William “Pictureman” Mullins.

‰The book store offers a wide variety of new, used and collectible books, fine art prints, pottery, gift items and Ruth Hunt’s Blue Monday candy bars, Derbies, assorted chocolates, bourbon balls and mint julep bourbon balls. Also featured are books in the “Images of America” series of local pictorial histories.

‰The Young Readers’ Corner features Jesse Stuart’s junior books as well as books for children by Billy C. Clark and other regional authors; books in the “Childhood of Famous Americans” series; and resources for teachers of reading.

The foundation is at 1645 Winchester Ave. in downtown Ashland and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (606) 326-1667, visit jsfbooks.com or friend us on Facebook.


‰Saturday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. — Lyle the Crocodile. Tickets $12.75.

‰Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — Bill Cosby. Tickets start at $42.75.

‰Saturday, 8 p.m. — Bridge 19 CD Release Show. Tickets $10.

‰Sunday, 7 p.m. — Bonnie Raitt. Tickets start at $54.50.

‰Tuesday, 6 p.m. — Ahmed Rashid. $20 interview. $110; interview and dinner.

‰Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. — Riverdance. Tickets start at $25.

‰May 18 and 19, 8 p.m. — The Drowsy Chaperone. Tickets start at $16.

‰May 19, 3 p.m. — ArtsReach Showcase. Admission is free.

‰May 19, 8 p.m. — Bill Maher. Tickets start at $38.50.

‰May 20, 2:30 p.m. — The Drowsy Chaperone. Tickets start at $16.

‰May 25 and 26, 8 p.m. — The Drowsy Chaperone. Tickets start at $16.

‰May 27, 2:30 p.m. — The Drowsy Chaperone. Tickets start at $16.

501 W. Main St., Louisville. (502) 562-0100. kentuckycenter.org.



‰Through May 26 — Masks of Michoacan. Opening reception at 5 p.m. today.

‰June 1 — “Outside in Ohio: A Century of Unexpected Genius.”


‰June 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — “A Day in the Country Folk Art Fair,” Morehead Conference Center near KFAC.

102 W. First St., Morehead. (606) 783-2204. kyfolkart.org.



‰Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. — Mama Mementos. Adult and teen workshop with artist/instructor Jacque Parsley. $48 for KMAC members and $53 for non-members.

‰May 18, 7 p.m. — Talk with critic, James Yood.

‰June 1, 7 p.m. — Artist talk with Laura Donefer.


‰Through July 1 — “50 Years of Studio Glass.”

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free for members; $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and military members. Family admission is (two adults and all children) $12. Children younger than 12 and students with ID are admitted free.

The museum is at 715 W. Main St., Louisville. For more information, call (502) 589-0102 or visit kentuckyarts.org.


Potters’ Loft

New classes starting Monday and Tuesday: A eight-week, wheel-thrown pottery class will be either Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. or Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the upstairs of the L Style Salon’s Potter's Loft, 1516 Winchester Ave., Ashland. Bill Meadows is the instructor. All skills levels are accepted; students work on their own wheel. For registration information, call (304) 654-9948 or e-mail wmmeadows63@gmail.com.


The gallery will celebrate spring and summer with new and exciting original artwork from local artists in a wide variety of styles, colors and sizes, in time for gift giving for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Each Tuesday, the gallery turns into a studio home for an assortment of artists to work on their artwork. Watercolor instructions are also offered by appointment each Tuesday. Call Maureen for prices and times.

Studio home for the Lawrence County Arts Council, 103 S. Main Cross St., Louisa (across the street from the Lawrence County Courthouse).

For more information, call the gallery at (606) 638-1313 or visit paintedcowgallery.com. Also visit the site on Facebook.



The Pendleton Art Center at 1537-1539 Winchester Ave., Ashland, houses the working and retail sale studios of the Tri-State's premier artists with a wide range of talents. Pendleton Studios are open on the first Friday of the month from 5 to 9 p.m. for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Ashland and the next day for Second Look Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some studios are open daily; some are open by appointment with the artist. Contact information for artists is available in the lobby.

Artists of the Month

Rhonda Pennington, potter.

Now open

The Angry Frenchman Cafe open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Art classes

The following classes are offered at the Pendleton:

‰Mondays: Watercolor class with Janet Lester (606) 928-8965 and Sylvia Jackson (606) 928-0257 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call to preregister and get a supply list. Enroll now.

‰Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to noon. Watercolor class with Janice LeBrun. Children’s art classes at 4 p.m. with LeBrun. (606) 329-0048. Beginning watercolor from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with LeBrun (606) 329-0048.

‰Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon. — Learn to Draw/Sharpen Your Skills/Learn the Art of Using Color with Sylvia Jackson. (606) 928-0257.

‰Thursdays: 3 to 5 p.m. — Craft classes with Angy Hall (606) 831-3592 and Amy Litteral (828) 713-5862.

For more information about renting a studio, call Chrissie LaLonde at (606) 920-9863 or email csmithpac@yahoo.com.

For more information about the center, call (606) 920-9863 or visit pendletonartcenter.com.



For more informaiton, call (304) 525-7333. wvvisit.org.



‰Saturdays through May 26, 4 to 6 p.m. — Figure drawing classes by Bruce Bowersock in the Kumkum Majumdar Exhibition Hall.

‰Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon — Painting (adult) with F. Christian.

‰Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. — Fine Arts (adult-high school) with S. Tschantz.

‰Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Junior drawing and painting with S. Tschantz.

‰Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. — Drawing fundamentals with S. Tschantz.

‰Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon — Painting with F. Christian.

Unless otherwise noted, classes are taught at the gallery located at the old high school, ground floor.

The gallery is open 12 to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Studio hours are  10 a.m. to noon, Monday; 1 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday.

The gallery is at 900 Eighth St., Suite 20, Huntington. For more information, call (304) 453-3187. Visit orgsites.com/wv/renaissance/.



Thursdays, 8 p.m. — Open Mic Night.

At 205 E. Main St. in Morehead; open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (606) 783-9857 or e-mail info@rcartscenter.org.



‰Through Spring — Minimalism: Now/Then/Again.

‰Through Summer — Quick Start Story Gallery.

‰Through Sunday — “Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color.”

‰Through May 20 — City Streets.

‰Through June 3 — Unveiling the New Speed: A Model of the Future.

‰Through Sept. 23 — Inside/Out.

‰July 6 through Fall — “Souvenirs of Europe: An Early Kentucky Artist Collects.”

The museum is at 2035 S. Third St., Louisville. Call (502) 634-2700 or visit speedmuseum.org.


‰Through May — “Bowls for Hunger,” exhibit of a variety of media by Russell Middle School art students.

‰June 1 through July 27 — Photography by Tom Worden.

‰Aug. 3 through Sept. 28 — The art of Dianne Smallwood Arthur.

1414 WInchester Ave., Ashland. (606) 393-5190.


May’s featured artist is Deborah Navy of Huntington with her paintings and collages.

Thursdays, noon to 3 p.m. — Watercolor classes for beginners and intermediate painters. Call ahead to join. First class is free. Barbara Delligatti, instructor. Cost is $20.

Gallery and framing hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment.

The Upstairs Gallery has new art and gifts available from its 25 Tri-State artists.

The gallery is at 1428 Winchester Ave. in Ashland.

For more information, call Barbara at (606) 325-2470 or (304) 633-4401 or visit yessy.com/TUG.



Fridays in May, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. — Dipstick.

705 Court St., Portsmouth. For more information, call (740) 353-3030.


Fridays, 7:30 p.m. — Karaoke with Honey B.

Saturdays in May — Poaceous.

The club is at U.S. 23 and Legion Drive in Raceland. For more information, call (606) 836-8355.


Monday to Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. — Happy Hour.

Thursdays — Karaoke with Stacy.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Happy Hour.

Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. — Split Decision Band.

Kitchen open Wednesday through Friday for lunch and Monday and Wednesday through Saturday for dinner. Carryout is available for non-members. To place orders, call (606) 329-2162.

Banquet room available.

405 20th St. at Carter Ave. in Ashland.


The post is in South Shore.


Mondays — Bingo. Early birds at 5 p.m. Games at 6 p.m. All packs are $5.

For more information, call (304) 453-6722.

302 Eighth St. in Kenova.


Fridays, 4:30 p.m. — Bingo.

Wednesdays — Euchre Tournament. Register before 7 p.m.

Saturdays, 7 p.m. — Karaoke.

The Legion is in Flatwoods. (606) 836-4141.


Fridays, 7 to 11 p.m. — Karaoke with Bobbi.

Saturdays, 8 p.m. to midnight — Kyote. Beer $1 and free hot dogs from 4 p.m. to close.

Saturdays, 7 p.m. — All-you-can-eat fish fry, $7. No takeouts.

Monday through Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m. — Happy hour.

Every Second Monday, 7 p.m. — Post meeting.

Every Third Monday, 7 p.m. — Ladies auxiliary meeting.

Every Fourth Monday, 7 p.m. — Sons of the AmVets squad meeting.

No cover charge.

The club is at 1425 Chestnut St. in Kenova. (304) 453-3086.


Saturdays, 8 p.m. to midnight — Karaoke with Beth.

Fridays and Wednesdays — Ladies and sons of AMVETS serving food.

Saturdays and Sundays — Bingo.

New members welcome.

The club is off Ky. 2 in Greenup. Call (606) 473-7805 for more information.



‰May 19, 7 p.m. — Tri-County Gospel Sing. Admission is free.

‰June 16, 7:30 p.m. — Midnight Cloggers’ 25th anniversary spectacular. Tickets start at $6.

‰June 17, 3 p.m. — Midnight Cloggers’ 25th anniversary spectacular. Tickets start at $6.

The center is at 426 Second Ave., Gallipolis. (740) 446-2787 or visit arieltheatre.org.



Tickets for show only are $15. Dinner and show tickets are $30. Dinner is served on Friday and Saturday only and is served at 6:30 p.m.

The Renaissance Art Center is at 900 8th St., Huntington, W.Va. For reservations and more information call (304) 733-ARTS.


Fridays and Saturdays in May, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Mayday.

First and third Mondays, 7 p.m. — Men’s meeting.

Monday — A-League darts.

Tuesday, 7 p.m. — Dart Association; 8 p.m. to midnight — karaoke. Ladies auxiliary will operate the kitchen.

Wednesdays, 6 to 10 p.m. — Bike Night. Members and guests welcome.

Thursday, 8:15 p.m. — Blind-draw darts; open mic night and cornhole tournament.

Friday and Saturday, 9:15 p.m. — Blind draw darts.

Kitchen is open Mondays from 7 p.m. to close; Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to close. Pickup orders are available.

The club is at 701 Carter Ave. in Ashland. For more information, call (606) 324-7644.


Fridays and Saturdays in May, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Whip.

First and Third Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. — Lodge meetings.

Thursdays, 8 p.m. to midnight — Karaoke by Lazer Jam.

Monday through Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Lunch served. Daily specials.

Thursday through Saturday: 6 to 9 p.m. — Dinner served.

Call (606) 325-3557 for lunch specials and carryout orders.


Daily drink specials from 3 to 7 p.m.

Activities for Moose members and guests only.

The club is at 2314 Winchester Ave. in Ashland. For more information, call (606) 324-4644.



Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission: $6.

No drugs or alcohol permitted. 2.5 miles off U.S. 52 on Highway 140 North off South Webster, Ohio, exit.

For more information, call (740) 285-2183 or (740) 574-2991.



Saturdays, 8 p.m. live music by TLH and the Beechy Creek Boys. Admission is $5 and children younger than 11 free.

Second Sunday of the month, 1:30 p.m. — Gospel music. Free admission, free food; bring a dish if you like. Donations accepted at the door.

There will be door prizes, 50-50, a restaurant area and a wooden dance floor.

The center is seven miles west of the Greenup Locks and Dam off the A-A Highway on Beechy Creek, Greenup. For more information, call (606) 932- 2011.



‰Saturday, 6:30 p.m. — Godsmack and Staind with Halestorm. Tickets: $42.50 in advance, general admission floor and bowl, $45 day of show.

‰June 2, 7:30 p.m. — George Jones. Tickets start at $23.

‰June 24, 5 p.m. — WWE Presents Raw World Tour. CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho. Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship.

‰Oct. 10 — The Fresh Beat Band at Keith Albee Performing Arts Center.

To place ticket orders or charge by phone, go to Ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.


4643 Blue Ribbon Road, Catlettsburg.

All shows start at 7 p.m. and are $12 unless otherwise noted.


Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. are jam night hosted by Eddie Riffe.

The venue is at Kyova Mall on U.S. 60.


Sunday — Mother’s Day special. Moms get in for $1 when she purchases her admission with a guest paying regular general admission. For more information, call (304) 429-4321.

Season passes are available for $59.99 per person. Parking passes are $14.99 each. To order, call (866) 8CAMDEN or visit camdenpark.com.

The park is off Exit 6, Interstate 64, Huntington.


First Monday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m. — Pickin’ at the Caves.

‰June 16 — Tygart Gorge and Arches Hike.

‰July 23 through July 29 — Pioneer Life Week.

344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill. Phone (606) 286-4411 or (800) 325-0059.

For more information and reservations, call the park at (800) 325-0059. For a list of the weekend's activities, visit parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/events.aspx.


‰Through Saturday — Scholastic Book Fair.

‰Friday through Sunday — Charleston Light Opera Guild presents “The Color Purple.”

‰Sunday — WV State University Graduation.

‰Wednesday through May 20 — WV Public Safety Expo.

‰May 18, 7:30 p.m. — BHMMA Presents Reality Cage Combat — WV VS. The World.

‰May 18 and 19 — Charleston Light Opera Guild presents “The Color Purple.”

‰May 21 through 24 — Kanawha County Schools Graduations.

‰May 25 — American Academy of Ballet.

To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25301. (304) 345-1500. Visit charlestonwvciviccenter.com.


Fridays — Mike Marshall.

Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m. — Bill Marcum and the Country Boy Band.

Tuesdays — Open Mic.

Thursdays — Line dancing lessons.

$5 cover charge on band nights.

Music nights special is two hot dogs and fries for $4.99. Homecooked meals.

1404 Poplar St. in Kenova. To place orders or more information, call (304) 453-5007.


‰Today, 6:30 p.m. — Book signing with Cynthia Ellingsen.

‰May 17, 11 a.m. — Morning reading group: “Black Heels to Tractor Wheels” by Ree Drummond.

‰May 19, 10 p.m. — Grant's Non-fiction Club: “Coming Apart” by Charles Murray.

‰May 29, 7 p.m. — Mystery Reading Group: “Detective Inspector Huss” by Helene Tursten.

‰May 31, 7 p.m. — Evening Reading Group: “The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Located at 159 E. Main Street, Morehead. For more information call (606) 784-8364 or visit coffeetreebooks.com.



Saturdays, 8 to 11 p.m. — The Almost Country Club Band.

Reservations are being taken for weddings and receptions.

Admission is $6 for adults; 13 to 18 years, $4; 12 and younger admitted free. Family atmosphere and no alcohol permitted. Concessions available. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 8 to 11 p.m. Cover charge at the door, children 12 and younger admitted free.

The club is at 5405 Roberts Drive in Ashland.


Watch for information about upcoming talent show.

The venue is on U.S. 60, Salt Lick. For more information, call (606) 683-2299 or (606) 776-6780. Visit debbiewilsonmusic.com or debbiesmusicshowhouse.com.



126 Main St., Pikeville. Tickets may be purchased at ticketmaster.com. Visit eastkyexpo.com.


Band for May — Kentucky Backroads.

Owner is Audrey Blevins. Doors open at 6 p.m. Adults, $6 and children younger than 12 admitted free. At Junction 182 on Carter Caves State Park Road. Half-and-half drawings, cash drawings on every break. Concessions served; no alcohol.

For more information, call (606) 474-6400 or (606) 475-3664.



Hours: Monday, noon to 3 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday by appointment.

Hard-to-find gift items and custom framing design.


The art of Al Cornet.

Gallery is at 1436 Winchester Ave. in Ashland, across from the Ashland Plaza Hotel. (606) 324-8565. Visit theframeupgallery.com.


Tuesdays, 7 p.m. — River Cities Dart Club.

Wednesdays, 9 p.m. to close — “Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Jam Night” with Hurricane Hager. All musicians welcome.

Live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Sundays — Bike Day.

2515 S. Third St., Ironton. (740) 532-8337.



‰Friday through Sunday — Two Blocks Off Broadway Theatre Group will present “Nunsense.” Tickets start at $12.50.

‰May 19, 9:30 a.m. — Mommy and Me class.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Gateway Arts Center is located at 101 East Main Street in Mount Sterling, Ky. For more information call 606-783-2481 or e-mail to r.prindle@moreheadstate.edu.


Fridays — Live Gospel Music.

Serving breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. and lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday and after 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

The venue is in Willard. For more information, call (606) 474-8186. graysonmealsonwheels.com.


Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. — Interactive murder-mystery theater: “Marriage, Mob and Murder.” Various packages of lodging and food available. Call (800) 325-0008.


Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. —  Dancing. Admission: $5. Music by Jazz R Us. Concessions for sale. Dances are at Greenup Senior Center, 1617 Ashland Road, Greenup, (Applegate Shopping Center).


‰June 2 — Sheep to Shawl.

‰July 14 — Ice Cream Social.

3300 Harvey Road, Huntington. For more information, call (304) 522-1244. heritagefarmmuseum.com.


May 22, 5:30 p.m. — International Kids Cooking Class begins.

911 Third Ave., Huntington. (304) 522-0877 or huntingtons-kitchen.org.


Thursdays, 8 p.m. to midnight — Karaoke with Dave and Cristina.

Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Mo Jo King Band.

1305 S. Third St. Guests welcome. (740) 532-4847.



‰Friday — The Artrip Family, Voices of Praise, The Tignors, and Rich Adkins.

‰May 18 — New Vision Trio, East to West Trio, Soulshine Drive Band, and Nancy Banfield.

Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m.

For more information, call Arnold Sexton at (606) 836-5582; visit kyova.org or email Arnold@kyova.org.


“G” — entertainment’s upcoming events:

All shows start at 7:30 p.m. and are always “G” rated.

The venue is at 8805 Ohio River Road, Wheelersburg. Call (740) 574-6000.

For more information and to check updates, go to songs23.com.


NOTE: Riverdance, originally scheduled for May 29, has been canceled.

Tickets can be purchased at the Marshall Artists Performing Arts Center. Call (304) 696-6656 or visit marshallartistsseries.org for information.


The Met: Live in HD presents the cinematic premiere of Wagner’s “Ring Cycle.”

Monday, 6:30 p.m. — “Die Walkure.”

Wednedsay, 6:30 p.m. — “Siegfried.”

May 19, noon — “Gotterdammerung.”

The presentations are at the theater at Huntington Mall.


‰July 27 through 29 — “A Little Princess.”

‰Aug. 3 through 5 — “A Little Princess.”

‰Oct. 5 through 7 — “Bloody Rowan!”

‰Oct. 12 through 14 — “Bloody Rowan!”

Audience advisory: Bloody Rowan! depicts violent historical events - not recommended for young children.

Suitable for 10 and older, unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students (with student I.D.). Purchase tickets st moreheadtheatre.org (Paypal), Coffee Tree Books or at the door.

Rowan County Arts Center (Old Courthouse Square), 205 East Main St., Morehead, Ky. For more information call (606) 776-4447 or (606) 784-5669. Visit moreheadtheatre.org.


June 15, 7 to 10 p.m. — Greater Cincinnati Area Alumni Chapter Event. A causal, fun-filled evening at the Florence Freedom ballpark! Cost is $23 per person (includes 1 game ticket along with a dinner buffet of pulled pork BBQ, hamburgers, hotdogs & much more! Kids will receive a wristband for the Kids Zone). Gates open at 6 p.m. and first pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Call (606) 783-2033 or (877) 690-4483 or visit alumni.moreheadstate.edu/midoriconcert.


‰Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. — Rock Solid.

‰May 18, 7:30 p.m. — Road to Fame.

‰May 24, 7 p.m. — The McKameys.

‰June 23, 8 p.m. — Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry Summer 2012.

‰June 30, 8 p.m. — Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry Summer 2012.

‰July 14, 8 p.m. — Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry Summer 2012.

‰July 21, 8 p.m. — Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry Summer 2012.

‰July 28, 8 p.m. — Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry Summer 2012.

To order tickets or for more information, call (888) MAC-ARTS or (606) 886-2623 or visit macarts.com. The venue is at 50 Hall Rogers Drive in Prestonsburg. For more information, call (888) 622-2787 or visit macarts.com.


‰Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Nu-Blu.

‰May 19, 7:30 p.m. — Wildwood Valley Boys.

‰May 26, 7:30 p.m. — Wendy Smith and Blue Velvet, also Robin Tackett and Stillwater.

‰June 2, 7:30 p.m. — Lincoln County Mud River Dam Bluegrass and Gospel Festival.

‰June 9, 7:30 p.m. — 26th Annual Bill Morris Bluegrass Band Competition.

‰June 16, 7:30 p.m. — The Larry Gillis Band.

‰June 23, 7:30 p.m. — Rudy Fest Festival (also) Summersville Festival.

‰June 30, 7:30 p.m. — Junior Blankenship Band.

Concessions are available in a friendly family atmosphere where there is no smoking or alcohol.

Doors and concessions open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and $5 for children.

Mountaineer Opry House in Milton, W.Va. is the local hot spot for Bluegrass music in the Huntington/Charleston area. Located at the Milton exit of I-64. Ten minutes east of Huntington or 20 minutes west of Charleston.


‰May 17, 7:30 p.m. — Country Music Highway Road to Fame Semi Finals.

‰May 19, 8 p.m. — Charlie Daniels Band.

‰June 22, 8 p.m. — Clint Black.

‰August 23, 7 p.m. — Guy Penrod.

For more information, visit paramountartscenter.com or call (606) 324-3175.


‰Friday, 9 p.m. — Karaoke.

‰Saturday, 7 p.m. — Amhrain.

‰Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. — Jack Vetter.

‰May 17, 7:30 p.m. — Steve Free.

‰May 18, 7:30 p.m. — Daniel Vetter.

‰May 19, 7 p.m. — 3rd Saturday Acoustic Music Jam Session.

‰May 21, 6 p.m. — Ohio Valley Miata Club.

‰May 23, 7 p.m. — Justin Bell.

‰May 24, 6 p.m. — Nations Celtic Club.

‰May 25, 9 p.m. — Karaoke.

‰May 26, 8 p.m. — Dale Kulchar.

‰May 30, 7 p.m. — John Biggs.

‰May 31, 7:30 p.m. — The Grave Robbers.

424 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth. For more information, (740) 355-9015. theportcitycafeandpub.com.



‰May 19 — New River Line Band (final show of season).

All shows are $8 and start at 7 p.m., but could be subject to change. The community center is on Ky. 3295, 3.8 miles west of Grayson Lake.

For more information, call Bill Gilbert at (606) 286-5124 or Larry Carroll at (606) 286-5788.



‰May 19 — New River Line Band (final show of season).

All shows are $8 and start at 7 p.m., but could be subject to change. The community center is on Ky. 3295, 3.8 miles west of Grayson Lake.

For more information, call Bill Gilbert at (606) 286-5124 or Larry Carroll at (606) 286-5788.


The Red Barn on Ky. 7 at Warnock.

Dance every Friday and Saturday night.

Live music from 8 to 11 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays — The Red Barn House Band featuring Paul McWain, Larry Evans, Mike Moore, Chris Hayes, Robin Hayes and George Hayes.

‰Friday — Lundy Wright and the Ravens.

‰Saturday — Guitarist Phil Osborne with the Red Barn house band.

Cake  and admission ticket giveaway each night.

Admission is $5. Children 10 and younger admitted free.

Flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi available.

Available to rent for individual or company occasions.

No alcohol allowed.

Follow the Red Barn on Facebook.

For more information, call (606) 922-9346.


Saturday, 7 p.m. — Barn Dance at the winery featuring Lionel Cooper and the Country Express.

May 18 — Dinner at the Winery.

June 1 — Dinner at the Winery.

All dinners are from 6 to 9 p.m. and include wine tasting (5 wines) at 6 p.m. and a four course meal starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $35 unless other wise stated.

1081 Rock Springs Road, Grayson. For reservations call (606) 923-9085 or (606) 474-2315. Visit rockspringswinery.biz.


Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Average Joe Band.

The venue is in West Huntington.


‰May 19, 7 p.m. — Tyler Stephens along with the Back Roads Band. Special guest performance by Jeremy Shawn Lindon of Jackson, Ky. Tickets are $15. Children 10 and younger are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at the Country Music Highway Museum, Paintsville City Hall, Johnson County Public Library, and online at tylerstephensmusic.com.

Appalachian Artists Inc. continues to bring the best in local and regional entertainment to downtown Paintsville with the ongoing Rural Roots Series.

The theater is at 336 Main St., Paintsville. For more information, call (606) 297-1469.


‰Through Sunday — ABC Players present “The Taming of the Shrew.” Tickets start at $10 and $7 for students.

‰May 18 through 20 — 8th annual Nelsonville Music Festival. Weekend pass $80.00 plus fees, otherwise admission starts at $45.

‰May 25, 8 p.m. — The Hitch-Hikers Second Reunion Concert. Tickets $10.

Stuart’s is at 52 Public Square in Nelsonville, Ohio. For more information, call (740) 753-1924 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org.


‰May 20 — Ceredo-Kenova Alumni Band.

‰June 17 — The Tommy Money Orchestra.

‰July 15 — The Gospel Harmony Boys.

All performances begin at 2 p.m. and are held at the Jeremy Shoemaker Amphitheater in the Paul T. Billups Park, adjacent to  Ceredo-Kenova Middle School.

Sunday in the Park is a family enrichment program funded entirely by the town of Ceredo and offered free of charge. For more information call (304) 453-6814 or email at nprice@zoominternet.net.


‰Fridays, 8 to 11 p.m. — Country Strong with Kenny Lee.

‰Saturdays, 8 to 11 p.m. — Git-er-Done Band.

Free drawing for a free pass to the show and half and half drawing. Admission is $6; those  younger than 12 admitted free. Family oriented. No alcohol. Concessions are available. Free parking.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

The venue is at 28 Grahn Road, Olive Hill. For more information, call (606) 286-1420 or (606) 474-8485.



‰Today, 10 p.m.  — This Ain’t No Disco! presents Deadbeats and Barkers and Switchmen.

‰Friday, 10 p.m. — Aaron Brown Benefit with Deadbeats and Barkers, AC30, Qiet, Sly Roosevelt andSweatband.

‰Saturday, 10 p.m. — DJ Dub One Presents Grown Ass Folks.

‰May 18, 10 p.m. — Shovels and Rope.

‰May 19, 10 p.m. — Sasha Colette and The Magnolias, Fifth on the Floor, Driftin’ Westward.

‰May 25, 8 p.m. — Hellyeah, Otherwise.

‰June 3, 8 p.m. — Shadows Fall, Trumpet the Harlot, Howitzer, The Number Six.

‰June 26, 9:30 p.m. — Lucero, Robert Ellis.

Most tickets are available online at etix.com.

741 Sixth Ave. in Huntington. vclublive.com.


Ladies auxiliary meetings are at 6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Memberships accepted.

3028 S. Third St., Ironton. For more information, call Walt Butler at (740) 532-3000.


Saturdays — Line dancing and dance music.

Tuesdays at 9 p.m. — Karaoke with Melinda.

Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. — Advanced line dancing class. Free; 8 p.m. — Pool tournament.

Thursdays, 6 p.m. — Singles night with DJ T playing 1980s music.

Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m. — Party on the Patio.

Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. — Ladies night with DJ T.

Fridays, 9 p.m. — Registration for Sexy and You Know it, a 12-week contest with a grand prize of $500. Contest starts at 11 p.m.

Starting Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m. — Karaoke Idol auditions; Grand prize for the 12-week contest is $1,000.

‰Friday, 7 p.m. — Comedian Vic Clevenger birthday bash with Cavin Allen and Bobby Staten.

‰May 18, 9 p.m. — Male Revue. Tickets: $15 in general admission in advance, $20 VIP in advance; additional $5 on each at the door.

In the Grandview Inn, County Road 450, South Point. For more information and tickets, call (740) 377-9077. Kitchen open until 2 a.m.


Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. — Music.

Food, beverage and entertainment features will be 25 cent wings; 99 cent draft beer; and DJ Atom Bomb nightly from 10 p.m. to close. Free parking across from the Holiday Inn.

The club is at 809 Third Ave., Huntington. For more information, call (304) 697-2789.


Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. — Country Junction Band, open mic.

Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m. — New Sounds Band and guest.

Cost: $6. Children younger than 10: $3. New performers are welcome and needed. Guitar lessons are available.

Hot food on Fridays and Saturdays. No alcoholic beverages or drugs permitted.

Exit Ohio 522 onto Park Street in Wheelersburg.

Call (740) 357-3571 for more information or directions. whiteys-music-barn.webs.com.



All shows begin at 2 p.m.

The venue is at Simons Middle School Auditorium, 242 W. Water St., Flemingsburg. For more information, call Paula Hinton at (606) 748-0798 or email paulahinton2000@yahoo.com.


‰Saturday, 8 p.m. — The Commodore-West End with Katelyn Pope.

‰May 18, 6 p.m. — Boyd County Relay for Life, Fairview Football Field with the Head South Band.

Head South band members are Phil Osborne, lead guitar; Larry Deerfield, drums; Tom Hall, bass; and Tom Stephens, keyboards.


Carrier plays classic rock of the ’70s and ’80s. Band members are Jordan Ware, Jeff Preston, Denver Rice and Jeff Ware.


Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m. — Hosting Callihan’s Wednesday night Jam Sessions.


The Fugitives are Todd Smith, lead vocals and comedy; Tim Kleinman, drums; Terry Childers, bass; David Panchott, guitar and horns; and Danny Young, B3 and keyboards. Visit the original Fugitives on FACEBOOK.


The band can be found on myspace/gypzyroze06; or visit Facebook.



June 16, July 21 and Aug. 18 — Picnic with the Pops.

Tickets on sale. For more information call (304) 781-8343 or visit huntingtonsymphony.org.


Visit larrypancake.com.


May 17, 7:30 p.m. — Benefit concert at the Keith Albee Theatre in Huntington.

The Rotary Coalition of Cabell and Wayne Counties presents West Virginia native Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., winner of "America's Got Talent," in a one performance only benefit concert for Golden Girl Group Home.

For more information call (304) 634-9032; contact Shari Messinger at (304) 733-2030; or email resolutionstwo@frontier.com.


‰Saturdays in May, 8 p.m. — American Legion Post 43 in Raceland. For more information call (606) 836-8355.

‰May 20, noon — Bennie’s Good Time Bluegrass Club’s Annual Picnic in Jackson, Ohio.

Members are Dennis Page, Sheree Page, Bill Riffe, Greg Combs, Allen Dunaway and Johnny Brown.

Visit facebook.com/pages/Poaceous/90377488472.


Band members are Mike Fitzpatrick, guitar, keyboards, vocals; Gary Kesling, drums, keyboards, vocals; Dave Copley, bass, keyboards, backing vocals.

Visit thereturnlive.com and facebook.com/thereturnlive or email thereturn2000@hotmail.com. (606) 324-5545 or (606) 324-1439.


Band members are John Sharp, rhythm, vocals; Wayne Neal, lead guitar; Jason Neal, bass and keyboard; and Jim Rice, drummer.

Visit myspace.comthesouthernthunderband01 or on Facebook.


Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. — American Legion Post 76, 405 20th St. at Carter Ave. in Ashland.

Band members are Tim Holmes, lead vocals, guitar and percussion; Mike Allen, lead guitar and vocals; Gary Higginbotham, keyboard and vocals; Tony Thomas, bass and vocals; and Steve Wurts, drums and DJ.

Visit splitdecisionband.net or email sdband2007@yahoo.com.


May 17, 7:30 p.m — Port City Cafe and Pub, Portsmouth, Ohio.

For more information visit stevefree.com.


‰Wednesdays — Jam Night at Callihan’s American Pub and Grill.

‰May 26, 11:22 a.m. — Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.

‰May 26, 8 p.m. — Callihan’s American Pub and Grill, Kyova Mall.

Members are Eddie Riffe, vocals and guitar; Tony “Country Boy” Maynard, vocals and lead guitar; Jerry Jeff Lewis, bass; Kentucky John Hall, drums.