VISUAL ARTS

THE CLAY CENTER for the ARTS and SCIENCES

n Through July — Marshall University Collaborative Exhibition: Re-Collection.

The Clay Center is at 1 Clay Square in Charleston.

The museums are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p .m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. For more information, call (304) 561-3570 or visit TheClayCenter.org.

GRAYSON GALLERY

AND ART CENTER

n Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. — Opening reception for F!nal Fr!day exhibit.

Note: Kid's Art Camp postponed because of building maintenance; a schedule will be provided for early fall. The gallery is at 301 E. Third St. in Grayson.

HIGHLANDS MUSEUM

AND DISCOVERY CENTER

Exhibits

n Artist’s Corner.

n Through July — “The History of Can Openers: Civil War to 1950s.”

n Through August — Kentucky Power 100th Anniversary exhibit.

n Through October — “35 Objects for 35 Years,” marking the museum’s 35th anniversary.

Events

n Wednesdays, 1 to 2 p.m. — Storytime Fun for preschool children.

n Sept. 20 and 21 — Annual sidewalk book sale during Poage Landing Days.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The museum gift shop features a range of items including artwork, jewelry, purses and crafts created by local artisans. Birthday parties are also available in the discovery center. There is a variety of books about the region’s history by local authors. The gift shop has small toys and children’s items as well as Esther Price and Ruth Hunt candy.  

Cost for adults: $6.50; seniors and children: $5; Members and those 2 and younger admitted free. Highlands Center rentals for wedding receptions or private parties are available. Call the museum for details.

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

HUNTINGTON

MUSEUM OF ART

Current exhibits

n Through Aug. 25 — “The Richard C. Von Hess Foundation presents: 20th Century American Masters.”

n Through Sept. 15 — “Paris Signs presents Animals in Art.

n Through Oct. 6 — “Ergo Sum: A Crow a Day.”

n Through Oct. 13 — “Quilts Curated by Nancy Crow: Color Improvisations 2.”

Upcoming Exhibits

n Aug. 10 through Nov. 3 — “From the Trang Family Collection: George Bellows Lithographs.”

n Sept. 7 through Nov. 10 — Walter Gropius Master Artist Series presents Doug Casebeer.

Events

n Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. — Free petting zoo in conjunction with the exhibit “Paris Signs presents Animals in Art.”

n Aug. 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — “Macy’s presents Hilltop: Books Only.”

n Aug. 18, noon to 5 p.m. — “Macy’s presents Hilltop: Books Only.”

n Sept. 15, 2 to 4 p.m. — Opening reception for “From the Trang Family Collection: George Bellows Lithographs.”

n Sept. 26, 7 p.m. — Opening reception for Walter Gropius Master Artist Series presents Doug Casebeer.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free on Tuesdays, courtesy of Macy’s; admission is $5 per adult on other days. HMA general admission also is free to children younger than 18; active duty military personnel and their immediate families; and veterans and their immediate families.  

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

MASTERPIECE CAFE AND PAINTED COW ART GALLERY

n Tuesdays through July 30, 10 a.m. — Rock Painting on the Patio.

103 S. Main Cross Louisa.

SOUTHERN OHIO MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER

Permanent collections

n “Erika Bourguignon Charitable Trust Collection” — The paintings of Paul-Henri Bourguignon.

n “Art of the Ancients: Wertz Collection.”

n Clarence Holbrook Carter collection.

n “The Carl Ackerman Collection of Historic Photographs.”

The museum is at 825 Gallia St., Portsmouth. For more information, call (740) 354-5629.

LITERATURE

CICADA BOOKS 

AND COFFEE

n Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m. — Tasty Reads Book Club.

The venue is at 604 14th St. West, Huntington.

COFFEETREE BOOKS

n Tuesdays, 6 p.m. — Sit and Knit.

Saturday, 10 a.m. — Where’s Waldo?

The store, at 159 E. Main St. in Morehead, is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call (606) 784-8364.

THE INNER GEEK/EMPIRE BOOKS

n Aug. 17, 1 to 3 p.m. — Dale Queen book signing.

n Aug. 24, 3 p.m. — Eric Douglas book signing.

The store is at Pullman Plaza in Huntington. For more information, call (304) 529-7323.

JESSE STUART

FOUNDATION

The Regional Readers book discussion group will meet Tuesday in the conference room. Coffee and conversation will be at 4 p.m. and book discussion at 4:40 p.m. The July selection is “Chasing the North Star” by Robert Morgan. The group is open to all and new members are welcome.

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

The store offers a wide variety of new and collectible books; bargain books; Alessandro Morretti glass paperweights; fine art prints; vintage linens; JSF T-shirts; Granville Pottery; jewelry from the Gastineau Studio in Berea; Mom Blakeman’s Cream Pulled Candy; and Ruth Hunt’s “Blue Monday” candy bars and bourbon balls; hand-crafted candles, quilts, soaps and walking sticks. 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, at 4440 13th St., Ashland, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (606) 326-1667 or visit jsfbooks.com or the Facebook page.

CLUBS & SHOWS

AMERICAN LEGION POST 23

Wednesdays, 5 p.m. — Hamburger fry.

Thursdays, 7 to 11 p.m. — Karaoke.

Fourth Monday of the month, 7 p.m. — American Legion Riders meeting.

705 Court St., Portsmouth. For more information, call (740) 353-3030. americanlegion23ohio.org.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 43

Fridays from 8 to 12 p.m. — Karaoke.

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

AMERICAN LEGION POST 76

Second Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. — Post members’ meeting, steelworkers’ hall on Carter Avenue, 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 325

Fridays, 4:30 p.m. — Bingo.

Saturdays, 7 p.m. — Karaoke.

The legion is in Flatwoods. (606) 836-7184.

AMVETS POST 14

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

Mondays all day $1.50 bottle beer.

Every second Monday, 7 p.m. — Post meeting. Call (304) 453-3086 for more information.

Every third Monday, 7 p.m. — Ladies auxiliary meeting. Call (304) 453-3086 for more information.

Every fourth Monday, 7 p.m. — Sons of the AMVETS squad meeting. Call (304) 453-3086 for more information.

No cover charge.

1425 Chestnut St. in Kenova. (304) 453-3086.

AMVETS POST 95

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

Saturdays and Sundays — Bingo.

New members welcome.

The club is off Ky. 2 in Greenup. For more information, call (606) 473-7805.

ASHLAND EAGLES

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

Second and fourth Tuesdays, 6 p.m. — Women’s meeting.

Mondays — A League darts.

Tuesdays, 7 p.m. — Dart Association.

Wednesdays — Karaoke with Honey.

Thursday, 8 to 11 p.m. — Karaoke Deejay.

Sundays, 9 p.m. — Cash drawing. 6:30 p.m. — Free food.

Daily, 5 to 7 p.m. — Happy Hour.

Kitchen is open Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 to 11 p.m.

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.

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

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

Clubroom hours 10 a.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

900 Carter Ave. Call (606) 325-3557 for lunch specials and carryout orders. elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?lodge=350.

ASHLAND MOOSE 892

Wednesdays, 7 p.m. — Pool tournament.

Thursdays, 1 p.m. — Pool tournament.

Doors open daily at 11 a.m. For more information, call (606) 324-4644.

B&B JAMBOREE

HIGHWAY 140

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 exit.

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

BEECHY CREEK

MUSIC CENTER

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

n Second Sunday of the month, 1:30 p.m. — Gospel music. Free admission, free food; attendees may bring a dish. Donations accepted.

There are 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.

BOOTS & BUCKLES DANCE BARN AND RESTAURANT

n Fridays and Saturdays, 5 to 11 p.m. — Dance Hall, music starts at 8 p.m.

Family oriented. No alcohol. Old Fort Falls building in Olive Hill on Carter Caves Road.

CALLIHAN’S AMERICAN PUB AND GRILL

n Wednesdays, 6 to 10 p.m. — Acoustic Jam Session with featured artist Larry Whitt.

n Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Fourth Wish.

The venue is at the Kyova Mall on U.S. 60. Visit callihanspub.com or Facebook at facebook.com/callihans.

DOUBLE A MUSIC

n Fridays and Saturdays — Doors open at 5 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m. Food is available.

Admission: $6.

The venue, which is available for rental events, is on the A-A Highway nine miles west of Grayson.

For more information, call Roy Green at (606) 316-7408.

KYOVA GOSPEL MUSIC

ASSOCIATION

n Friday — The Singing Shafers, David Smith and Tony Wilson.

Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. Friday nights at KYOVA are at the Princess Chapel New Life Center at the intersection of Ky. 5 and old U.S. 60.

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

PORT CITY CAFE AND PUB

n Wednesdays, 7 p.m. — Open Mic Poetry.

n Friday, 8 p.m. — Ground Zero.

n Saturday, 8 p.m. — Black King Coal.

Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Sunday, closed.

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

RED BARN

n Every Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m. — Karaoke with Walt and Missy.

n Live music every Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m.

The Red Barn is on Ky. 7 in Greenup County. Now serving hamburgers, fries and onion rings.

Admission is $5; 10 and younger admitted free. No alcohol. facebook.com/kyredbarn.

ROWAN COUNTY

ARTS CENTER

n Mondays, 5:30 p.m. — Yoga. Cost: $5.

n Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. — Piloxing. Cost: $5.

n Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. — Be Free art enrichment class.

n Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. — Piloxing. Cost: $5.

n Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. —Yoga. Cost: $5.

205 E. Main St., Morehead. (606) 783-9857.

TIMBO’S BAR

n Fridays and Saturdays — Karaoke with Honey Boggs.

719 Oak St., Kenova. (304) 453-4320.

THE V CLUB

n Friday, 10 p.m. — Dinosaur Burps, Shelem and Sin Revel.

n Saturday, 10 p.m. — Of The Dell, Cutler Station and Hurl Brickbat.

n Aug. 1, 10 p.m. — Bit Brigade.

n Aug. 2, 10 p.m. — Nicholas Jamerson, Brock Thompson and Ally Fletcher.

n Aug. 3, 10 p.m. — Tweed, Bad Keys of the Mountain and Blutos Tent.

n Aug. 5, 7 p.m. — Terror, Sanction, Year of the Knife and Pure Heel.

n Aug. 7, 8 p.m. — Tyler Cassidy FKA Frogg Fresh with band featuring Massing.

n Aug. 9, 10 p.m. — Josh Nolan, Flip-on-it and Peddlers Glory.

n Sept. 20, 8 p.m. — Ward Davis.

The venue is at 741 Sixth Ave. in Huntington. For more information, visit vclublive.com.

VFW POST 8850

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.

WHITEY’S MUSIC BARN

Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. — Country music and dancing with Whitey’s Band.

Cost: $6. Children younger than 10: free.

Snack bar on Fridays and Saturdays. No alcoholic beverages or drugs permitted.

Exit Ohio 522 onto Park Street in Wheelersburg.

THEATERS & ARENAS

THE CLAY CENTER

n Aug. 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p .m. — International Blues Day.

n Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m. — Sister Lena Mae Perry.

n Oct. 6, 7 p.m. — Miranda Sings — Who Wants my Kid?

 The Clay Center is at 1 Clay Square in Charleston. For more information, call (304) 561-3570 or visit TheClayCenter.org.

GREENUP AMPHITHEATER

n Aug. 10, 4 to 10 p.m. — Red Hot Rock’nBlues.

n Sept. 14, 4 to 10 p.m. — Greenbo Grass.

For more information, call Greenup Extension Agent for Fine Arts Anne Stephens at (606) 836-0201.

KFC YUM! CENTER

n Aug. 3 — Shawn Mendes: The Tour with special guest Alessia Cara.

n Sept. 7 — Nickelodeon’s Jojo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. the Tour with special guests The Belles.

n Sept. 13 — Backstreet Boys “DNA World Tour.’

n Oct. 9 — Phil Collins “Still Not Dead Yet, Live!”

Tickets available at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster and the KFC YUM! Center box office at (800) 745-3000.

The venue is at 1 Arena Plaza, Louisville.

LOUISVILLE PALACE

n Tuesday, 7 p.m. — Why Don’t We.

n Aug. 10, 8 p.m. — Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.

n Sept. 4, 8 p.m. — Rob Thomas.

n Sept. 6, 8 p.m. — Tesla.

n Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. — Dane Cook.

n Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. — Kevin James

n Oct. 2, 8 p.m. — Lizzo: Cuz I love You Too Tour.

625 S. Fourth St. For more information, visit louisvillepalace.com.

MOREHEAD CONFERENCE CENTER

Sept. 7, 7 p.m. — Chris Knight.

The venue is at 111 E. First St., Morehead.

MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER

n Aug. 1 — “Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass.”

n Aug. 17, 7 p.m. — Woofstock. featuring Josh Nolan, Chelsea Nolan, Bek and The Starlight Revue, Sean Whiting, Prototype, Troy Burchett, Jen Tackett, Donnie Bowling and Brother Smith.

n Aug. 20 — Jack Pearson (at the Gearheart).

n Aug. 23 — Mac Powell and the Family Reunion.

n Sept. 21 — Fall Gospel Concert.

n Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. — Amy Grant.

The venue is at 50 Hal Rogers Drive in Prestonsburg. (606) 886-2623.

PARAMOUNT

ARTS CENTER

n Aug. 2 and 3 — Paramount Players presents “Guys and Dolls.”

n Aug. 9 — Jazz Alley: John Rankin, Tom Fischer and Washboard Chaz Leary.

n Aug. 11 — Big Daddy Weave.

n Aug. 16 — Gladys Knight.

n Sept. 12 — Lee Ann Womack.

n Sept. 14 — Thunderstruck, AC/DC tribute band, Ashland Riverfront Park.

n Sept. 21 — Jazz Alley: Bob Thompson and The Unit.

n Oct. 5 — Jazz Alley: Jewel City Jazz Band.

n Oct. 9 — Home Free’s Dive Bar Saints World Tour.

n Nov. 2 — Rodney Atkins.

n Dec. 8 — Film series: “White Christmas.”

For more information, visit paramountartscenter.com or call (606) 324-0007.

PIONEER PLAYHOUSE

n Through Aug. 23 —”Not Now, Darling.”

n Aug. 6 through 17 — “Red, White and Tuna.”

n Aug. 23 and 24 — Etta May Special Comedy Weekend.

For more information, call (859) 236-2747.

STUART’S OPERA HOUSE

n Aug. 17, 7 p.m. — Summer Wine Express on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway.

n Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. — Kevin Morby Due Tour.

n Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. — An Evening with Bruce Cockburn.

n Oct. 18, 6 p.m. — Fall Wine Express on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway.

52 Public Square, Nelsonville, Ohio. For more information, call (740) 753-1924 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org.

VERN RIFFE CENTER

FOR THE ARTS

n Aug. 1 — We Banjo 3 with Riverside Acoustics and Portsmouth West High School Advanced Choir.

n Sept. 12 — Under the Streetlamp.

n Sept. 26 — Travis Tritt solo acoustic show.

n Oct. 3 — Collectif9.

n Oct. 30 — “The Color Purple.”

n Dec. 10 — The DePue Brothers Magical Grassical Christmas.

940 Second St., Portsmouth. For more information, call the McKinley Box Office at (740) 351-3600 or email peejhunt@hotmail.com.

MUSIC

HUNTINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

n Aug. 17 — Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Harris Riverfront Park, Huntington.

For more information, call (304) 781-8343.

RODNEY CRISP AND FRIENDS

Tuesdays, 7 p.m. — Traditional country music from the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, Crisp Dairy Treat, 1606 Argillite Road, Flatwoods.

STEVE FREE

n First Thursday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m. — The River House in Portsmouth.

n Wednesdays, noon to 2 p.m. — Market Street Café, Portsmouth.

For more information, visit stevefree.com.

OTHER FUN

BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE ARENA

n Aug. 10 — Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss.

n Aug. 16 through 18 — Pilot Club annual Antique Show and Sale.

n Aug. 19 — Daryl Hall and John Oates.

n Aug. 25 — Northbend Church Service.

n Sept. 24 and 25 — Paw Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue.”

n Sept. 27 — Disturbed “Evolution” tour with In This Moment.

n Oct. 4 and 5 — Professional bull rider’s Pendleton Whiskey Velocity Tour.

n Oct. 11 — Ghost “Ultimate Tour Named Death” with Nothing More.

1 Civic Center Plaza, Huntington. (304) 696-5990.

EASTERN KENTUCKY

EXPO CENTER

Aug. 3 — Comic Con.

126 Main St., Pikeville. (606) 444-5500.

HERITAGE FARM VILLAGE AND MUSEUM

n Aug. 5, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Zoology Camp, children 14 through 18.

n Aug. 12 — Family Fun Night.

3300 Harvey Road, Huntington, WV. (304) 522-1244.