THE CLAY CENTER
‰Through April 7 — “Why Look at Animals?” photo exhibit.
‰Through April 7 — “Migrations,” fine art prints from six Native American artists.
‰Through April 7 — “It’s all Relative,” photography by WVU photography professor Michael Sherwin based on YouTube sources.
‰April 21 through July 1 — “The Curious World of Patent Models.”
‰Sunday, 8 p.m. — Moody Blues.
‰May 15, 7:30 p.m. — Burn the Floor dance group.
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.
CLAYPOOL-YOUNG ART GALLERY
June 2 through Aug. 31 — The Bluegrass Biennial 2012: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition. Deadline for submission is Friday. 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.
FAT CAT ART STUDIO
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 email@example.com.
THE FRENCH ART COLONY
‰Through Sunday — Gallipolis City Schools Art Show.
‰April 6 through 29 — The Gallia County Local Schools Art Show.
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; FACs family workshops require advance registration by calling (740) 446-3834. Visit frenchartcolony.org.
GRAYSON GALLERY and ART CENTER
Classes, a collaboration between the gallery and the Carter County Public Library, are under way, including:
‰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. Deadline to sign up is Friday.
‰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. April 6. Free opening reception for assemblage artist Cheryl Kuhn of Art Angels Toys. Music by Larry Whitt, Brent Jack and Tom Berry; refreshments.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (606) 922-0927.
HIGHLANDS MUSEUM AND DISCOVERY CENTER
‰Gift shop: The museum carries a variety of jewelry for men and women, Candleberry candles and more.
‰Through April — “Mr. Watson Come Here.”
‰“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.
‰“Civil War: A Women’s Perspective.”
‰“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.
‰Through July — “Remembering the TItanic: 100 Years Later.”
‰“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: email@example.com; Web address: Highlandsmuseum.com. The museum is at 1620 Winchester Ave. in Ashland.
The Touma Near Eastern Collection catalog. The catalog highlights selected art and artifacts from HMA’s Touma collection, which features 400 objects.
‰Through April 29 — Exhibit of the office of Tanja Softic.
‰Through May 13 — “Table Top Bronze Sculptures by Women Artists.”
‰Through May 20 — “Sources and Influences: Contemporary Clay Artists, Mentors and Students.” Opening reception at 2 p.m. April 22.
‰Through Nov. 18 — “Harvey Littleton: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Glass Studio Movement.”
‰May 12 through Aug. 5 — “Modern Mexico: Works from the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University.”
‰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.”
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 JSF Regional Readers book group will meet the last Tuesday of the month 5:45 p.m. April’s selection is “Johnny Logan: the True Story of a Shawnee Who Became a U.S. Spy” by Alla W. Eckert. The book group is open to all and new members are welcome. The complete reading list for 2012 is available at jsfbooks.com.
‰What’s new at the JSF? A new edition of “Beyond Dark Hills: A Personal Story” by Jesse Stuart, edited and with an introduction by Dr. John H. Spurlock of Western Kentucky University. The book is the story of Stuart’s educational journey and features a woodcut by Woddi Ishmael, Stuart’s friend and frequent illustrator. Cost: $30.
‰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 foundation 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 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.
THE KENTUCKY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
May 13, 7 p.m. — Bonnie Raitt. Tickets start at $54.50.
501 W. Main St., Louisville. (502) 562-0100. kentuckycenter.org.
KENTUCKY FOLK ART CENTER
Through Saturday — “Scenes from a Lost American: The Works of Jo Neace Krause and Charles Spellman.”
April 5 — “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.
KENTUCKY MUSEUM OF ART AND CRAFT
Through April 14 — “Into the Mix,” an exhibit of the works on 10 Caribbean artists.
Through April — Exhibits by Sarah Haven’s and Jaosn Cohen.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAINTED COW GALLERY
“Show the Love,” an exhibit by local artist Sally Salyers, continues. Proceeds from the sale of her work or her husband’s work go toward defraying her medical costs.
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 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
Denise Spaulding and Melanie Osborne, known for their mural paintings.
Graphics and printing
Fine art graphics and printing by Denise Spaulding, (606) 465-5589.
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.
‰Thursdays: Craft classes from 3 to 5 p.m. with Angy Hall (606) 831-3592 and Amy Litteral (828) 713-5862.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE SPEED ART MUSEUM
‰Through Spring — Minimalism: Now/Then/Again.
‰Through May 6 — “Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color.”
The museum is at 2035 S. Third St., Louisville. Call (502) 614-2700 or visit speedmuseum.org.
TRI-STATE ARTS ASSOCIATION
April 14, 9 a.m. — Juried session for membership, Pendleton Arts Center. Prospective members must be 18 or older and have five pieces of original art for review by jury committee. For more information, visit tristatearts.org. Also contact Sylvia Jackson, membership chairman, at (606) 928-0257 or email email@example.com.
The center is at 1537 Winchester Ave.
TSHD ARCHITECTS/1414 GALLERY
Through May — “Bowls for Hunger,” exhibit of a variety of media by Russell Middle School art students.
1414 WInchester Ave., Ashland. (606) 393-5190.
THE UPSTAIRS GALLERY
April 6, 6 to 9 p.m. — First Friday art walk featuring Diane Zornes, flower arrangement designer, and Gary Zornes, oil painter, and Huntington High School art students. All work by the Zorneses is 10 percent off in March and April. Music by Glo and Embers.
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 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.
PLACES TO GO
AMERICAN LEGION POST 23
Fridays in March, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. — Double Shot.
705 Court St., Portsmouth. For more information, call (740) 353-3030.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 43
Fridays, 7:30 p.m. — Karaoke with Honey B.
Saturdays in April — Silver Strings Band with Ted and Gail.
The club is at U.S. 23 and Legion Drive in Raceland. For more information, call (606) 836-8355.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 76
Monday to Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. — Happy Hour.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Happy Hour.
Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. — Split Decision Band.
Kitchen open Monday through Saturday for lunch and 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.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 276
Saturdays, 7 p.m. — Square dance to the music of Deek Brickey. Refresher square dance and line dance classes by Ted and Gail will be at 6 p.m. Admission: $5 singles, $9 couples. Children 12 and younger admitted free and must be accompanied by adult.
The post is in South Shore.
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 325
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.
AMVETS POST 14
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.
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 — 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.
ARIEL-ANN CARSON DATER PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
April 14, 8 p.m. — Gary Lee Tolley and Friends.
April 28, 8 p.m. — Ohio Valley Symphony with violinist Chin Kim.
May 19, 7 p.m. — Tri-County Gospel Sing.
June 16, 7:30 p.m. — Midnight Cloggers’ 25th anniversary spectacular.
June 17, 3:30 p.m. — Midnight Cloggers’ 25th anniversary spectacular.
July 7, 8 p.m. — Dukes of Dixieland, Ohio Valley Symphony.
The center is at 426 Second Ave., Gallipolis. (740) 446-2787 or visit arieltheatre.org.
Fridays and Saturdays in March, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Private I’s.
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.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. — Ping-pong tournament.
Thursday, 8:15 p.m. — Blind-draw darts; open mic night and cornhole tournament.
Friday and Saturday, 9:15 p.m. — Blind draw darts.
Jan’s 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.
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 in March — March Madness; 10 televisions.
Monday through Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Lunch served. Daily specials.
Thursday through Saturday: 6 to 9 p.m. — Dinner served.
Today, 6 p.m. — Fundraising spaghetti dinner. Tickets: $5. Proceeds go to Boy Scouts of America.
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
April 10 and 11 — “Elmo’s Super Heroes” with Play Zone before the show.Tickets: $12, $15 and $20.
April 19, 7:30 p.m. — Barry Manilow. Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
April 20 through 22 — 42nd annual Dogwood Arts and Crafts Festival.
April 27, 7:30 p.m. — Billy Currington with special guests David Nail and Kip Moore. Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
May 12, 6:30 p.m. — Godsmack and Staind with Halestorm. Tickets: $42.50 in advance, general admission floor and bowl, $45 day of show.
To place ticket orders or charge by phone, go to Ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.
BLUE RIBBON FOX HUNTERS
April 7 — Sammy Adkins and The Sandy Hook Mountain Boys and Junior Blankenship.
4643 Blue Ribbon Road, Catlettsburg. All shows start at 7 p.m. and are $12 unless otherwise noted.
CALLIHAN’S AMERICAN PUB AND GRILL
Thursday, 7 p.m. — Big Blue Solo Cup Night Free Game Party on the Party-O, Callihan’s American Pub and Grill, Kyova Mall. No cover.
Friday, 8 p.m. — Corbin Fitzpatrick and Louie McNeal.
Saturday, 8 p.m. — The Thrillbillys, before, during and after the ballgame.
April 6 — Thrillbillys.
April 7 — Ritch Collins Three-O
April 13 — Rob McNurlin with Barry Frazee.
April 14, 8 a.m. — Paintings, Performing and Pancakes for Arts Council of Northeastern Kentucky.
The venue is at Kyova Mall on U.S. 60.
Season passes are available for $49.99 per person. To order, call (866) CAMDEN.
The park is off Exit 6, Interstate 64, Huntington.
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.
Friday through Sunday — Wild Wacky Weekend scrapbooking crop and card making workshops. Cost: $50. For more information, call The Scrapbook General Store at (606) 836-7033.
For more information and reservations, call the park at (800) 325-0059. For a list of the weekend's activities, visit winteradventureweekend.com/TrackingWoodsLoreFlyer.pdf.
CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER
April 18 — Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.
To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25301. (304) 345-1500.
THE CHATTER BOX
Fridays — Mike Marshall.
Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m. — Bill Marcum and the Country Boy Band.
Tuesdays — Open Mic.
Thursdays — Line dancing lessons.
April 13 — Ivan Smith and Stillwater Bluegrass.
$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.
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
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.
April 21, 7:30 p.m. — Eric Church with Brantley Gilbert and Blackberry Smoke.
126 Main St., Pikeville. Tickets may be purchased at ticketmaster.com. Visit eastkyexpo.com.
FORT FALLS AND FRIENDS
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 to 11 p.m. — 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.
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.
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.
Thursdays, 7 to 11 p.m. — County Road 6.
Live music every Friday and Saturday night.
April 14 — Wounded Warriors fundraiser, including poker run, auction and food sales.
2515 S. Third St., Ironton. (740) 532-8337.
GRANNY’S COUNTRY KITCHEN
Friday — Brenda Kelly and Whitey Marshall.
Serving food at 3 p.m. Open Thursday through Saturday with entertainment on Friday.
The venue is in Willard. For more information, call (606) 474-8186. graysonmealsonwheels.com.
HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM AND VILLAGE
April 14 — Way Back Weekend: Rifle to Rocket.
May 5 — Annual Spring Festival.
June 2 — Sheep to Shawl.
July 14 — Ice Cream Social.
3300 Harvey Road, Huntington. For more information, call (304) 522-1244. heritagefarmwv.blogspot.com.
Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. — “Trial by Murder!,” an interactive murder-mystery dinner theater, Heritage Station, performed by Murder and Merriment. Heritage Station is on Memorial Boulevard in Huntington. For tickets, call (304) 523-7526.
Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Music.
Thursdays, 8 p.m. to midnight — Karaoke with Lisa.
1305 South Third St. Guests welcome. (740) 532-4847.
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.
KYOVA GOSPEL MUSIC
Friday — Open Mic Night.
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:
Thursday, 7 p.m. — NSAI Meeting.
Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Friday Night Folk/Country Show w/ The Oolong Gurus, Brian Sauer, and Sheldon Clark.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — SONGS w/ Jake Holder, Clinton Spaulding., East to West Trio.
April 1, 3 p.m. — Michael Combs.
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.
MARSHALL ARTISTS SERIES
April 13, 6:30 and 9 p.m. — “Oh! What A Piano Can Do.”
April 29, 7 p.m. — Mountain Stage Salutes 75 years of the Marshall Artists Series.
May 29, 7:30 p.m. — Riverdance. Tickets on sale at noon Friday.
Tickets can be purchased at the Marshall Artists Performing Arts Center. Call (304) 696-6656 or visit marshallartistsseries.org for information.
MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER
Friday — “A celebration of Broadway.”
March featured artist — James Harry Hazlett.
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
Saturday — J.D. Crowe and The New South.
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
Saturday — 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. 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
April 6, 7:30 p.m. — “In the Mood.”
April 10, 7 p.m. — “Deadline.”
April 12, 8 p.m. — Trace Adkins.
April 21 — Gala.
April 24, 7 p.m. — Jeremy Camp and Francesca Battistelli.
April 27, 8 p.m. — Black Jacket Symphony. Tickets: $30, $25.
May 9, 8 p.m. — “Mamma Mia!”
For more information, visit paramountartscenter.com or call (606) 324-3175.
PORT CITY CAFE AND PUB
Today, 7:30 p.m. — Justin Bell.
Friday, 9 p.m. — Reed and KaTanya.
Saturday, 9 p.m. — The Return.
424 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth. For more information, (740) 355-9015. portcitycafeandpub.com.
Saturday — Mountain Melody Band (Wayne Taylor).
April 14 — Summertown Road.
April 28 — Bluegrass Strangers.
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 your way to fitness this year on Friday and Saturday nights.
Live music from 8 to 11 p.m.
Friday and Saturday — Red Barn House Band featuring Paul McWain, Larry Evans, Mike Moore, Chris Hayes, Robin Hayes and George Hayes.
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.
The venue is in West Huntington.
April 21 — Tim Michaels.
May 19 — Tyler Stephens.
The theater is at 336 Main St., Paintsville. For more information, call (606) 297-1469.
STUART’S OPERA HOUSE
Friday, 8 p.m. — Folk singer Greg Brown.
Stuart’s is at 52 Public Square in Nelsonville, Ohio. For more information, call (740) 753-1924 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org.
‰Fridays, 8 to 11 p.m. — Lundy Wright and The Ravens.
‰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) 548-0096 or (606) 474-8485.
THE V CLUB
Today — The Bark-P-Loungers.
Friday — Lionize, Blood Ghost.
Saturday — Marchoween: DJ Franklin Furnace, Sleepwalker, Bad Employees and Sir-Boy.
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 8850
Ladies auxiliary meetings are at 6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of the month.
3028 S. Third St., Ironton. For more information, call Walt Butler at (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.
Tuesdays at 9 p.m. — Karaoke with Melinda.
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. — Advanced line dancing class. Free.
Thursdays, 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
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.
YEARS OF FARMING
April 1 — Paul Williams and The Victory Trio.
May 6 — Spinney Brothers.
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.
PEOPLE TO SEE
BETTER DAY PARADE
Friday and Saturday — Frogtown USA in 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.
Friday — Ironton High School auditorium. Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit 2catstudios.com or call (740) 534-3008.
Today, 4 p.m. — Opry Mills Mall grand re-opening, Nashville, Tenn.
April 1, 6 p.m. — Writer’s Night, hosted by Wood Newton, Fiddle and Pick, Pegram, Tenn.
April 4, 7 p.m. — Commodore’s with Jerrey Foster and Jeannie C. Riley, Nashville.
April 15, 6 p.m. — Advance United Methodist Easter cantata.
June 30, 6 p.m. — Lebanon Premium Outlet Mall, Lebanon, Tenn.
Sept. 7, 7 p.m. — Kyova Mall, Cannonsburg.
Sept. 15, 1 p.m. — Fallsburg Campground.
Oct. 5, 7 p.m. — Greenup Old-Fashion Days, Greenup.
The Head South band members are Phil Osborne, lead guitar; Larry Deerfield, drums; Tom Hall, bass; and Tom Stephens, keyboards.
April 5, 7 p.m. — Lewis Memorial Baptist Church, 5385 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. Tickets are $20 per person; artist’s circle tickets are $25. All areas are first come, first serve. Visit itickets.com. For more information, call (304) 736-7676.
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.
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.
Saturdays in March, 8 p.m. — American Legion Post 43, Raceland.
Members are Dennis Page, Sheree Page, Bill Riffe, Greg Combs, Allen Dunaway and Johnny Brown.
April 14, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Benefit for Boyd County Relay for Life at Kyova Mall, performing with Home Brew, Tri City Ramblers and Clarence Gillum and New Ground. Admission: $5 for adults, free for children 12 and younger. Visit facebook.com/pages/Poaceous/90377488472.
Fridays and Saturdays in March, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Ashland Elks Lodge on Carter Avenue.
Saturday, 9 p.m. — Port City Pub, Portsmouth.
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 email@example.com. (606) 324-5545 or (606) 324-1439.
SILVER STRINGS BAND WITH TED AND GAIL
Saturdays in April —American Legion Post 43 in Raceland.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
IIIrd TYME OUT
April 27, 7 p.m. — Benefit for Greenup Meals on Wheels.
Wednesdays — Jam Night at Callihan’s American Pub and Grill.
Today, 7 p.m. — Big Blue Solo Cup Night Free Game Party on the Party-O, Callihan’s American Pub and Grill, Kyova Mall. No cover.
Saturday — Callihan’s American Pub and Grill, Kyova Mall. Two 73-inch televisions and a 55-inch television.
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 of Eddie Riffe, vocals and guitar; Tony “Country Boy” Maynard, vocal and lead guitar; Jerry Jeff Lewis, bass; Kentucky John Hall, drums.