ART MUSEUM: UK
Feb. 24 through 26, 2012 — Art in Bloom.
The museum at the University of Kentucky is open weekdays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 800 Rose St., Lexington. For more information, call (859) 257-5717; fax (859) 323-1994 or visit uky.edu/ArtMuseum/events.html.
BIRKE ART GALLERY
Monday through Dec. 1 — Student exhibition 4.
Jan. 9 through Jan. 26 — 26th Annual Student Juried Exhibition. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 13.
Feb. 6 through Feb. 23 — Cause and Effect. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10.
First floor of Smith Hall, Corner of Hal Greer Boulevard and Third Avenue in Huntington. For more information, go to marshall.edu/cofa/birke.
THE CLAY CENTER
Through Jan. 8, 2012 — “Clay Center Collectors Club Preserving a Legacy: 25 Years of Collecting.”
Dec. 2, 8 p.m. — “Mamma Mia!”
Dec. 3, 8 p.m. — Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. — “South Pacific.”
Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. — Hank Williams Tribute.
Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. — Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore.
March 3, 7:30 p.m. — John Gorka.
All activities, unless noted, are included with gallery admission, which is free for members or $5.50 for children and $7 for adults.
One Clay Square, Charleston; (304) 561-3570. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit theclaycenter.com.
THE FRENCH ART COLONY
Through Nov. 27 — Marsha Clarke, sculptor and Jan Haddox, painter.
Dec. 9 through 31 — "Dollhouses at Christmas" Riverby Mini-Crafters 20th Anniversary Show, as well as Antique/Collectable Toys & Trains.
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.
530 First Ave., Gallipolis; FACs family workshops require advance registration by calling (740) 446-3834. Visit frenchartcolony.org.
Through Dec. 9 — Master of arts graduate exhibition. Reception Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Jan. 20 through Feb. 24 — Thermal Traces. Reception 6 to 8 p.m., Jan. 20.
The gallery is at 842 Fourth Ave., Huntington. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. For more information, go to marshall.edu/cofa/g842.
GRAYSON GALLERY and ART CENTER
Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. — The gallery and Carter County Public Library will host the HeART of the Parks Juried Art Show where more than $1,000 in cash, purchase and merit awards will be given at the awards ceremony at 7 p.m., as well as People’s Choice award. Refreshments throughout the evening provided by Catering by Laura and the entertainment program will be singer/songwriter Mark Fosson (markfosson.com).
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — "Last Look Saturday."
Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to noon. — "Making and Taking Workshop" for Christmas decorating by designer James Shope. Fee is $30 per participant and includes all live and dried materials, instruction, etc., for creating a 16" wreath and 4-to-6-foot garland to take home. Participants should bring garden gloves and trimmers, wire cutters and any holiday embellishments to add. Email Mindy and Dan Click at firstname.lastname@example.org to register; class size limited to 30. Participants are invited to spend the afternoon at the gallery and enjoy the Grayson Christmas Parade later. Downtown merchants will have specials; Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event with the theme "A Gift of Hope."
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 in Grayson. For more information, e-mail Dan Click at email@example.com or call (606) 922-0927.
GREATER HUNTINGTON SYMPHONIC BAND/BRASS BAND OF THE TRI-STATE
Dec. 8, 7 p.m. — Christmas Concert. The concert will be presented in the Rotunda of the Riffe Building at Ohio University’s Southern Campus in Ironton. Admission is free.
& DISCOVERY CENTER
Saturday, 12 to 3 p.m. — Matthew B. Sellers book signings.
Sunday, 2 p.m — Wings of WWII workshop.
Dec. 3 and 4 — Annual Christmas Tour of Homes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 3 and 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the days of the tour. Tickets are on sale at the museum and from any member of the Ladies of the Highlands. Proceeds benefit the educational programming at the museum.
Dec. 3 and 17, 2 p.m. — Hot Air Balloons workshop.
Dec. 10, 2 p.m. — Ornament Decorating workshop.
Dec. 31 — Ashland New Years Eve Party.
‰Gift shop: The museum carries a variety of jewelry for men and women, Candleberry candles and more.
‰Through December — “100 years of Girl Scouts.”
‰“World War II/Salute to Our Military” exhibit has been renovated and features never-before-seen items from the existing collection as well as new items.
‰Through December — “A Century of Wedding Traditions: 1870s-1970s.”
‰“From Necessity to Novelty” features items that were once part of our daily lives.
‰“Windows to the Past” World War II Traveling Exhibit.” For more information, call the office or visit the website.
‰Country Music Heritage Hall”
‰Margaret Adkins’ “Forces of Nature” Weather Wall
‰“The Legacy of Jean Thomas”
‰“Digging Deeper: Prehistoric Man in the Ohio River Valley”
‰Treehouse of My Own”
‰“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; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web address: Highlandsmuseum.com. The museum is at 1620 Winchester Ave. in Ashland.
Dec. 4, 1 to 4 p.m. — Holiday Open House. Admission is a non-perishable food item for donation to Huntington Area Food Bank or warm clothing for Cridlin Food and Clothing Pantry. Event includes live entertainment, refreshments and shopping.
The Touma Near Eastern Collection catalog. The catalog highlights selected art and artifacts from HMA’s Touma collection, which features 400 objects.
‰Through Dec. 11 — Walter Gropius Master Artist Series Presents: Mary Buchanan, “Vanishing Stories.”
‰Through Feb. 19 — “From Rugs to Riches: Treasured Textiles from the Permanent Collection.”
‰Through Feb. 19 — “Lenny Lyons Bruno: Coal Camp Series 2000-2010.” Exhibit opens Nov. 19. Meet the artist Dec. 4, 1 to 4 p.m. during the museums Holiday Open House. Admission is free but visitors are encouraged to bring cans of food for the Huntington Area Food Bank and warm clothes for the Cridlin Food & Clothing Pantry.
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.
‰Throughout November, all cookbooks in the JSF Bookstore are on sale for 20 percent off. The JSF Bookstore has cookbooks featuring traditional and contemporary Kentucky and Appalachian recipes as well as a wide variety of new, used and collectible books; fine art prints; pottery; gift items; and Ruth Hunt’s Blue Monday candy bars, assorted chocolates and bourbon balls. Also featured are books in the “Images of America” series of local pictorial histories.
‰The JSF annual Christmas Open House will be noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 and will be open on Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The JSF Regional Readers book group meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 5:45 p.m. November’s selection is “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” compiled by the Library of Congress.
‰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, and bourbon balls and mint julep 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.
Kentucky Artisan Center
‰Through Jan. 2 — Holiday tree featuring Kentucky artisan works.
‰Through Feb. 25 — “An Artful Array: Bowls by Kentucky Artisans.”
‰Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Oil painting by Carl Von Fischer of Mount Vernon.
‰Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Woodcarving demonstration by Berea Welcome Center Carvers.
‰Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Gary Bertram and students on guitars, Georgetown.
‰Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Artisan demonstration, book signing or performance. There is no admission charge. (Book signings and performances are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Visitor Center off I-75 featuring crafts and art, travel info and cafe.
The center is at 200 Artisan Way, Berea, KY 40403. For more information, call (859) 985-5448; or kyartisans.ky.gov; or facebook.
KENTUCKY FOLK ART CENTER
‰Through Dec. 3 — “Journey’s Stories.”
‰Dec. 8 through March 31 — “Scenes from a Lost American: The Works of Jo Neace Krause and Charles Spellman.”
‰Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Appalachian Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, Laughlin Health Building.
102 W. First St., Morehead. (606) 783-2204. kentuckycenter.org.
KENTUCKY MUSEUM OF ART AND CRAFT
The museum is open from 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
‰Through Jan. 14, 2012 — “Visions of Lewis and Clark.”
‰Through Jan. 15 — “Holidazzle 2011: The Art of Giving.”
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 West Main St., Louisville. For more information, call (502) 589-0102 or visit kentuckyarts.org.
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 email@example.com.
MARSHALL ARTISTS SERIES
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. — “13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests.
Dec. 11, 3 p.m. — Glen Campbell: The Goodbye Tour.
Tickets are on sale now and range from $40 to $59. Tickets can be purchased at the Marshall Artists Performing Arts Center. Call (304) 696-6656 or visit marshallartistsseries.org for information.
MUSEUM and GALLERY
at LEXINGTON CENTER
Through Jan. 8, 2012 — “Bodies Revealed,” an exhibit that reveals various systems of the body using specimens to illustrate the effects of disease and unhealthy lifestyles. Tickets: $14, adults; $11 for those 4 to 18; children 3 and younger admitted free.
The museum is at 430 W. Vine St., Lexington. Hours: Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (859) 233-3535 or visit ticketmaster.com. For more about “Bodies Revealed,” visit bodiesrevealed.com or call (859) 233-4567.
PAINTED COW GALLERY
“Hand Made Holiday Ornament” Contest 2011, sponsored by the Lawrence County Arts Council and Painted Cow Gallery. Contest open to all age groups; any material can be used to make ornament, except food. All ornaments must have a hanger and be accompanied by an information card with name, phone number and/or e-mail address, age and grade level, for students.
Deadline to submit is 5 p.m. Dec. 2 to The Painted Cow Gallery. First and second place will receive ribbons and the chance to sell your ornaments at the gallery.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visit paintedcowgallery.com.
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 paintedcow.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 premiere artists with a wide range of talents.
Some studios are open daily; some are open by appointment with the artist. Contact information for artists is available in the lobby.
Beginning Saturday and continuing through Dec. 17, the Pendleton will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; extended hours will be announced later.
Artist of the Month
November’s artist is Janice LeBrun, Studio 101, featuring works in acrylic and watercolor..
Graphics and printing
Fine art graphics and printing by Denise Spaulding, (606) 465-5589.
Nov. 5 through Dec. 17 — Open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Extended hours will be announced at a later date.
The Angry Frenchman Cafe open for lunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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.
‰Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon. — Learn to Draw/Sharpen Your Skills/Learn the Art of Using Colored Pencils with Sylvia Jackson. (606) 928-0257.
To become a part of this artist community, rent one of our wide-range of studios to accommodate your individual needs as a working artist or as a beautiful showcase for your work. Hang your work in our gallery with the finest to be seen in the area. $50 off your initial deposit on studios rented between 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays during our open house. For more information about studio rental, call Chrissie LaLonde at (606) 920-1890 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call (606) 920-9863 or visit pendletonartcenter.com.
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 email@example.com.
THE SPEED ART MUSEUM
‰Through Jan. 1, 2012 — Willie Doherty: Traces.
‰Through Feb. 5, 2012 — Kentucky Antiques from the Noe Collection: A Gift to the Commonwealth.
‰Through March 11, 2012 — “Unveiling the New Speed: A Model of the Future.”
‰ Through Spring 2012 — Minimalism: Now/Then/Again.
The museum is at 2035 S. Third St., Louisville. Call (502) 614-2700 or visit speedmuseum.org.
THE UPSTAIRS GALLERY
Artist of the Month
November — Tiffany Hixon of Ashland, a photographer with a passion for photographing inside old homes and surroundings. Her photos of the Tri-State area have won numerous awards.
Open until 8 p.m.
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.
Observing Small Business
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Gallery and framing hours are from 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.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 23
705 Court St., Portsmouth. For more information, call (740) 353-3030.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 43
Fridays, 7:30 p.m. — Karaoke with Honey B.
Saturday, 8 p.m. to midnight — November band: Poaceous.
The club is at U.S. 23 and Legion Drive in Raceland. Call (606) 836-8355 for more information.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 76
Monday, 7 to 10 p.m. — Jimmy Stevens.
Monday to Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. — Happy Hour.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Happy Hour.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. — Pool tournament.
Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m. — Karaoke with Stacy.
Friday, 8 p.m. — Queen of Hearts drawing.
Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. — Split Decision Band through 2012.
In the kitchen — Grumpy Gordon’s open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Carryout is available for nonmembers. To place orders, call (606) 329-2162.
Banquet room available.
405 20th St. at Carter Ave. in Ashland.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 93
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.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 177
6024 U.S. 60 E., Barboursville. (304) 733-0177.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 325
Friday, 4:30 p.m. — Bingo.
Wednesday — Euchre Tournament. Register before 7 p.m.
Saturdays: 7 p.m. — Karaoke.
The legion is in Flatwoods. (606) 836-4141.
AMVETS POST 14
Friday, 7 to 11 p.m. — Karaoke with Bobbi.
Saturday, 8 p.m. to midnight — Kyote Band. Beer $1 and free hot dogs from 4 p.m. to close.
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.
AMVETS POST 95
Saturdays, 8 p.m. to midnight — New Review Band.
New members welcome.
The club is off Ky. 2 in Greenup. Call (606) 473-7805 for more information.
ARIEL-ANN CARSON DATER PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Dec. 3, 8 p.m. — Ohio Valley Symphony Christmas concert.
Dec. 10, 8 p.m. — Christmas Cool with John Eric Booth.
Dec. 17, 2 p.m. — Brass Band of the Tri-State Christmas Concert, free admission.
For more information, call (740) 446-2787 or visit arieltheatre.org.
Thursdays through Saturdays — November, week two: DJ; week three: May Day.
First and third Mondays, 7 p.m. — Men’s meeting.
Monday — A-League darts.
Tuesday, 7 p.m. — B-League darts.
Thursday, 8:15 p.m. — Blind draw darts.
Friday and Saturday, 9:15 p.m. — Blind draw darts.
Jan’s Kitchen is closed Monday through Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m. and is open Thursday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight. Pickup orders are available.
The club is at 701 Carter Ave. in Ashland. For more information, call (606) 324-7644.
ASHLAND ELKS 350
First and Third Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. — Lodge meetings.
Thursdays, 8 p.m. to midnight — Karaoke by Lazer Jam.
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — November band: May Day.
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.
ASHLAND MOOSE 892
Mondays — A league darts.
Tuesdays — B league darts.
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.
BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE
Dec. 17, 6 p.m. — Gaither Homecoming.
Feb. 4 — Comedian Ron White. TIckets on sale now.
To place ticket orders or charge by phone, go to Ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.
BLUE RIBBON FOX HUNTERS
Dec. 3 — Glen Ritchie and Out of Mind Bluegrass.
Dec. 10, 6 p.m. — 2011 Christmas Party. Mountain Grass Band, Ivan Smith and Stillwater. Bring a covered dish.
Dec. 31 — New Year’s Eve Party: Tommy Webb Band, Bobby Maynard and Breakdown, Sammy Adkins and the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys.
4643 Blue Ribbon Road, Catlettsburg. All shows start at 7 p.m. and are $12 unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday — Jam Night with Eddie Riffe.
New Year’s Eve — The Thrillbillys.
Kyova Mall on U.S. 60.
Friday through Sunday — Scrapbooking weekend. For more information, call The Scrapbook General Store in Flatwoods at (606) 836-7033. To make room reservations, call the park at (606) 286-4411.
First and third Monday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m. — Pickin’ at the Caves.
344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill. Phone (606) 286-4411 or (800) 325-0059.
CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER
Jan. 12 — Rascal Flatts
Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 4, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. — Monster Jam Trucks.
Feb. 10 — Blake Shelton.
To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25301. (304) 345-1500.
THE CHATTER BOX
Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m. — Mike Marshall and the Country Grass.
Tuesdays — Open Mic.
Thursdays — Line dancing lessons.
Fridays, $5 cover charge.
Music nights special is two hot dogs and fries for $4.99. Home-cooked meals.
1404 Poplar St. in Kenova. To place orders or more information, call (304) 453-5007.
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.
DEBBIE’S MUSIC SHOW HOUSE
Saturday — Junior Blankenship.
Dec. 3 — Tribute to the Legends, country classes and bluegrass.
Watch for information about upcoming talent show.
The venue is on Highway 60, Salt Lick. For more information, call (606) 683-2299 or (606) 776-6780. Visit debbiewilsonmusic.com or debbiesmusicshowhouse.com.
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. — Avenged Sevenfold: Buried Live Tour.
Dec. 4 — Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
126 Main St., Pikeville. Tickets may be purchased at ticketmaster.com.
FORT FALLS AND FRIENDS
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 to 11 p.m. — The Ravens.
New 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.
FIFTH AVENUE THEATER CO.
Saturday, 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. — A sneak peak preview of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” in the Antiques Mall at 926 4th Avenue.
Dec. 2 through 4 and Dec. 9 through 11 — Full performances of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium at City Hall.
The program is directed by Eddie Harbert with Mike Campbell as musical director.
For more information, call (304) 962-2459.
THE FRAME UP GALLERY
& CAFE ZEAL
Hours: Monday, noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hard-to-find gift items and custom framing design.
Andi Sword’s oil paintings.
Gallery is at 1436 Winchester Ave. in Ashland, across from the Ashland Plaza Hotel. (606) 324-8565.
Mondays, 6 p.m. — Cornhole.
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. — Ladies Bike Night.
Wednesdays, 6 p.m. — Cornhole.
Wednesdays, 8 p.m. — Open Mic “Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers.”
Thursdays — Southern Thunder.
2515 S. Third St., Ironton. (740) 532-8337.
GREENBO LAKE STATE
The park is at 965 Lodge Road, Greenup. For more information, call (606) 473-7324.
HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM AND VILLAGE
Dec. 3 — Holiday Market.
For more information or to register, call (304) 522-1244.
Visit Heritage Farm Village on Facebook, read blog at heritagefarmwv.blogspot.com or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com.
Saturday, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Music.
Sundays and Mondays — NFL specials.
Thursdays, 8 p.m. to midnight — Karaoke with Lisa.
1305 South Third St. Guests welcome. (740) 532-4847.
JENNY WILEY STATE PARK
Through Saturday — “A Christmas Story.” The theater version of the short stories of Jean Shepherd at the newly renovated historic Sipp Theatre in Paintsville.
Tickets are adults $20, seniors $18 and youth $10/advance. At the door: $22 adults, seniors $20 and youth $12. Group discounts are available. For more information, visit jwtheathre.com or call (606) 886-9274.
Every Wednesday and Friday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Open Mic Acoustic Jam with Ray Rodrigo.
Saturdays, 9 p.m. — Karaoke.
15th Street and Greenup Avenue in Ashland. For more information, call (606) 325-5283.
Sunday, 7 p.m. — Alice Cooper.
Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. — Herman’s Hermits with special guest Gary Puckett.
Tickets are on sale now at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.
KYOVA GOSPEL MUSIC
Concerts are at 7 p.m. at the New Life Center of Princess Chapel at the intersection of Ky. 5 and U.S. 60. Doors open at 6 p.m.
For more information, call Arnold Sexton at (606) 836-5582; visit kyova.org or email Arnold@kyova.org.
LIVING WITH A CAUSE
“G” - entertainment’s upcoming events:
Thursdays — Open mic and karaoke night.
Friday — No show; Thanksgiving.
Saturday — Gospel Show: Soulshine Drive, Andrew Ruby and others to be announced.
Tuesday — High School Sing-off: Clay.
Dec. 2 — Christmas music show: Joy Jones and the Jones Boys; John Darin Rowsey.
Dec. 3 — Gospel show: Soulshine Drive, Radiant Hart and Bobby Blanton.
Dec. 6 — High School Sing-off: East.
Dec. 9, 7 p.m. — Christmas play.
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.
MORE THAN THE MUSIC
Dec. 3, 6 p.m. — The Sounds and the Spirit of Christmas, Tollesboro Christian Church, benefits Lend-A-Hand Food Pantry. Performers include Annabelle Applegate, Faith Hill Lee, Kara Johnson, Carrie Hilberbrand Bruch, Paul Dugan, Proclaim, and others.
MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER
Friday — Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry Christmas Show.
Tuesday — “The Nutcracker.”
Wednesday — “The Nutcracker.”
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.
MOUNTAINEER OPRY HOUSE
Friday — Robin Tackett and Stillwater; David Skeens and Mountain View
Dec. 3 — Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers.
Dec. 10 — Jim and Valerie Gabehart Band.
Dec. 17 — The Rarely Herd Band.
Doors open at 5 p.m. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $5 for children 12 and younger. Concessions are available.
Milton, W.Va., off Exit 28 on Interstate 64. For more information, call Larry or Mary at (304) 743-5749.
OHIO UNIVERSITY SOUTHERN
Ironton Council for the Arts presents 2011-12 Lawrence County Concert Series:
Dec. 3 — The Singing Kernels annual Christmas show.
Feb. 25 — The Violata Duo: Flutist Wendell Dobbs and guitarist Julio Alves and Linda Dobbs also will perform.
March 24 — The Bravura Trio.
April 21 — Petar Jankovi Ensemble.
All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. at the OUS campus, Riffe Center Mains Rotunda, 1804 Liberty Ave. Prelude dinners will be served prior to the Oct. 8 and March 24 concerts and must be ordered in advance. Season tickets may be purchased or for individual shows may be purchased at the door.
For more information, go to southern.ohiou.edu/irontonarts/performances.html.
PARAMOUNT ARTS CENTER
Through Sunday — Festival of the Trees and Trains.
Dec. 2, 7 p.m. — “The Nutcracker.”
Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. — Chris Isaak.
Dec. 8, 7 p.m. — MercyMe.
Dec. 9 — Winnie the Pooh and the Christmas Tail.
Dec. 10, 7 p.m. — Rudyfest Holiday Celebration.
Dec. 15, 16 and 17 — “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m. — Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
2:30 p.m. — “Holiday Inn.”
All films are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $4.
For more information, visit paramountartscenter.com or call (606) 324-3175.
PORT CITY PUB
Thursday, 7:45 p.m. — Steve Rodeheffer’s Brilliant PQ Pub Quiz.
Friday, 9 p.m. — Karaoke.
Saturday, 8:30 p.m. — Stanley.
The venue is in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Dec. 3 — Tommy Webb Band.
Dec. 17 — Billie Renee & Cumberland Gap Band. (Christmas Show)
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, contact Bill Gilbert at (606) 286-5124 or Larry Carroll at (606) 286-5788.
The “Red Barn” on Ky. 7 at Warnock.
Make our family your family.
Dance every Friday and Saturday night.
Live music from 8 to 11 p.m.
Friday — Southern Rail Band.
Saturday — The Michael James 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.
Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Average Joe Band with Philip Dain Powell.
The venue is in West Huntington.
STUART’S OPERA HOUSE
‰Dec. 2 through 4 — ABC Players present “An O. Henry Christmas.”
‰Dec. 9, 7 p.m. — Winter Wine Express.
Friday, 6 p.m. — Opening of the visual art show titled “Another Language Altogether: Posters celebrating the poems of Wendy McVicker.” Live performance at 7:30 p.m. Through Jan. 17.
For more information, visit stuartsoperahouse.org.
52 Public Square, Nelsonville, Ohio, 45764. For tickets or more information, call (740) 753-1924. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 8 to 11 p.m. — Git-er-done Band. Thanksgiving buffet dinner at 6:30. Those attending are asked to bring a dish.
Saturdays, 8 to 11 p.m. — The Dusty Roads 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) 548-0096 or (606) 474-8485.
THE V CLUB
Mondays, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. — New Moon on Monday ’80s night. $3.
Tuesday Night Main Event — Deadbeats & Barkers and a royal rumble of guest stars.
Wednesdays, 8 p.m. — Thirsty Ear Open Mic.
Doors open at 8 p.m.
Most tickets are available online at etix.com.
741 Sixth Ave. in Huntington.
VFW POST 1064
Fridays and Saturday in December — Litter Misery.
The post is in Huntington.
VFW POST 1168
8 p.m. to midnight — November band : New Revival.
The post is in Greenup. (606) 473-6333.
VFW POST 8850
Fridays in November, 8 p.m. — County Road 6.
Ladies auxiliary meetings are at 6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of the month.
3026 S. Third St., Ironton. For more information, call (740) 532-3000.
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.
WHISKEY RIVER SALOON
Saturdays — Line dancing and dance music.
Mondays, 7 p.m. — Monday Night Football with specials.
Tuesday at 9 p.m. — Karaoke with Melinda.
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. — Advanced line dancing class. Free.
Thursday, 6 p.m. — Ladies night. Prize giveaways and drink specials for the ladies. Free line dancing class.
In the Grandview Inn, County Road 450, South Point. For more information and tickets, call (740) 377-9077. Kitchen open until 2 a.m.
WHITEY’S MUSIC BARN
Monday — Gospel music. No charge.
Friday, 7 to 10 p.m. — Country Junction Band, open mic.
Saturday, 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.
YEARS OF FARMING
Dec. 4 — Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers and Republik Steel.
Jan. 15, 2012 — Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top Express and Weary Jammers.
All shows begin at 2 p.m.
The venue is at Simons Middle School Auditorium, 242 West Water St., Flemingsburg. For more information, call Paula Hinton at (606) 748-0798 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BETTER DAY PARADE
Saturday — V-Club with Bobaflex.
Dec. 2, 3 — Frogtown USA, Ironton.
Band members are Andy Mayo, lead vocals, guitar; Bill Byerley, lead vocals, bass; Jamie Cain, guitar, harmonica, back up vocals; and Chuck Burke, drums, back up vocals.
Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. — Charleston Civic Center
With special guests Justin Moore and Dia Frampton.
Tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 304-345-1500 or visit charlestonwvciviccenter.com.
Jan. 13, 9 a.m. — House of Representatives at the State Capitol in Frankfort.
The Head South band members are Phil Osborne, lead guitar; Larry Deerfield, drums; Tom Hall, bass; and Barton Stevens, keyboards.
Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m. — Hosting Callihan’s Wednesday night Jam Sessions.
Friday Saturday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. during November — VFW Post 1064, 7th and 10th Street, Huntington, with Chuck Bennett and The Strangers.
Monday, 6 p.m. — Festival of Trees and Trains, Paramount Arts Center.
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.
Band members are Robin Fraley, vocals; Mike Boggs, lead, slide, acoustic guitar, keyboards and backup vocals; Donnie Stacy, lead/rhythm guitar and sound; Jason Fields, bass and lead vocals; and Josh Kitchen, drummer and lead vocals.
The band can be found on myspace/gypzyroze06; or visit Facebook.
LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY JR.
Dec. 4 — East Kentucky Expo Center.
Contact Pikeville Artisan Director, Samantha Rogers at (606) 444-5286. Tickets are $10 and $20 and are on sale now.
Saturdays in November, 8 to 11 p.m. — American Legion Post 43, Raceland.
Band members are Dennis Page, Sheree Page, Marvin Imes, George Webb, Greg Combs and Allen Dunaway.
Band members are Mike Fitzpatrick, guitar, keyboards, vocals; Gary Kesling, drums, keyboards, vocals; Dave Copley, bass, keyboards, backing vocals.
Visit myspace.com/thereturnlive or Reverbnation.com, reverbnation.com/thereturn.
Thursdays — Frogtown in Ironton.
Fridays and Saturdays in November, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Boomer’s in Ironton.
Fridays in December and New Year’s Eve, 8 p.m. to close — Ironton VFW.
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.
SPLIT DECISION BAND
Fridays and Saturdays — American Legion Post 76 through 2011.
Band members are Ray Hale, lead vocals, guitar and percussion; Mike Allen, lead guitar and vocals; Gary Higginbotham, keyboard and vocals; Bob Cooper, bass and vocals; and Steve Wurts, drums and DJ.
Visit splitdecisionband.net or email email@example.com.
Friday, 7 p.m. — Festival of Trees and Trains, Paramount Arts Center.
Monday, 7:30 p.m. — Stephen Salyers Monday Night Social, Tin Roof Nashville.
Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m. — Stephen Salyers “Sounds of Christmas” benfit concert dinner for needy children, Bellefonte Country Club. Tickets are $75 per person and can be puchased at the Ashland Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. For information, call 606-329-1007.
New Year’s Eve — Callihan’s in Kyova Mall. Call for reservations.
Band members are Kentucky John Hall, drums; Jerry Jeff Lewis, bass and vocals; Tony “Country Boy” Maynard, lead guitar and vocals; and Ed Riffe, guitar and vocals.
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