VISUAL ARTS

ALADDIN’S ART GALLERY

The gallery is at 728 13th St. in Ashland.

THE CLAY CENTER for the ARTS and SCIENCES

n “High Lonesome Low Lifes,” installation by West Virginia artist Oddy Gumption.

n “Selections from The Clay Center Collection: Artists of the Federal Arts Project.”

n Opening Saturday — “Da Vinci Inventions.”

The Clay Center is at 1 Clay Square in Charleston.

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

THE FRAME-UP GALLERY

& CAFE ZEAL

Second Thursdays, noon — Live music.

Featuring the art of Johnson County artist Harley Fannin and original artworks and sculptures by other regional artists and handmade pottery.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; café closes at 3 p.m.

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

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

GRAYSON GALLERY

AND ART CENTER

Friday, 6 p.m. — F!nal Fr!day art walk.

The gallery is at 301 E. Third St. in Grayson.

HIGHLANDS MUSEUM

AND DISCOVERY CENTER

Exhibits

n Through November — “WWI: Homefront and Battlefront.”

Events

n Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to noon — Children’s Cooking Class. Class will focus on food, nutrition and preparing a traditional recipe for those ages 6 to 8; sibling groups including youth outside the target age may be accepted.

n Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Christmas Tour of Homes.

n Dec. 1 — Christmas Open House, with Santa Claus, live performances and trees decorated by Boyd County Homemakers; light refreshments.

n Dec. 2, 1 to 5 p.m. — Christmas Tour of Homes.

n Feb. 2 — Dancing with Our Stars.

Permanent exhibits

n “Satellites, Aerospace, and the Bluegrass State,” in partnership with Morehead State University.

n “Early Kentucky”

n “Country Music Heritage Hall & Musical Quilts”

n “School Daze”

n “C.I. Haeberle Medical Exhibit”

n “The Legacy of Jean Thomas”

Children’s exhibits

n “Treehouse of My Own”

n “Discovery Cavern”

n “The Aqua Zone”

n “Poage’s Landing”

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. Rentals of Main Hall for wedding receptions or private parties are available. Call the museum for details.

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

HUNTINGTON

MUSEUM OF ART

Exhibits

n Through Dec. 2 — “Strong Currents: Artists at the Water’s Edge.”

n Through Jan. 6 — “Builder Levy: Appalachia USA.”

n Through Feb. 3 — “Brian Michael Reed: In The Crosscurrent.”

n Through Feb. 3 — The Daywood Collection.

Events

n Dec. 2, 1 to 4 p.m. — Camden Park Presents Holiday Open House.

n Jan. 15, 7 p.m. — Walking tour of “Jamie Sloane: The Visiteur Series” with the artist.

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.

SOUTHERN OHIO MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER

Permanent collections

n “Erika Bourgiugnon 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.

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY ART MUSEUM

Through Dec. 9 — Photography of Ralph Eugene Meatyard.

Museum is in the Singletary Center for the Arts at Rose Street and Euclid Avenue. Hours: 10 a. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission: Free.

LITERATURE

COFFEE TREE BOOKS

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.

CONSIGNED BOOKS

Dec. 8, 5 p.m. — Christmas Poetry Party.

Consigned Books is at 221 S. Third St. in Ironton. (740) 237-4063.

EMPIRE BOOKS

Dec. 17, 7 p.m. — Writers Can Read open mic.

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

JESSE STUART

FOUNDATION

Holiday shopping at JSF will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 22.

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

The Regional Readers book discussion group meets the last Tuesday of the month in the JSF Conference Room. Coffee and conversation at 4:45 p.m. and discussion at 5:15 p.m. The book group is open to the public and new members are always welcome.

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.

For information, call the foundation.

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

n 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.

Fridays and Saturdays, 9:15 p.m. — Band of the month: Gypzy Roze.

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.

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 — Open mic.

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 Friday, 8 p.m. — Ryan Sprinkle.

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

n Dec. 7, 8 p.m. — Night Shift.

n Dec. 8, 8 p.m. — Uncle Eli Christmas Jam.

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 Friday0, 8 p.m. — Groundhog Gravy, Blutos Tent, Liar Liar.

n Saturday, 10 p.m. — Rumpke Mountain Boys and Restless Leg String Band.

n Dec. 8, 7 p.m. — Crowbar, Byzantine and Cannibas Corpse.

n Dec. 14, 10 p.m. — Casey and The Comrades, The WRight Ave, The Settlement.

n Dec. 15, 10 p.m. — Grown Ass Folks: December Edition.

n Dec. 20, 8 p.m. — Bobaflex.

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

ARIEL-ANN CARSON

DATER PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

n Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — Ohio Valley Symphony Christmas Show.

The theater is at 426 Second Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio. Fo rmore information, call (740) 446-2787.

THE CLAY CENTER

n Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. — West Virginia Symphony Orchestra: Sounds of the Season.

n Dec. 9, 7 p.m. — 98 Degrees at Christmas.

n Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. — “The Nutcracker.”

n Dec. 15, 2 p.m. — “The Nutcracker.”

n Dec. 28, 8 p.m. — Emmalea Deal and special guests.

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

JENNY WILEY THEATER

n Friday through Dec. 22, 7:30  p.m. — “A Christmas Carol,” Pikeville Mainstage.

For more information, call (606) 886-9274.

KEITH-ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

n Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. — Gregory Porter with orchestra.

n Dec. 15‚ 7:30 p.m. — Huntington Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Concert Bluegrass Style with the McClain Family Band.

n Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. — “Evita.”

Tickets are available by calling the MAS box office at (304) 696-6656.

The theater is on Fourth Avenue in Huntington.

KFC YUM! CENTER

n Dec. 8, 8 p.m. — Bob Seger final tour with Grand Funk Railroad.

n Feb. 4 — Cher “Here We Go Again Tour.”

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

The venue is at 1 Arena Plaza, Louisville.

LAKE CUMBERLAND

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

n Dec. 13, 7 p.m. — “Christmas with Exile.”

n Feb. 8, 7 p.m. — “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurey, performed by Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross of “Family Ties.”

n March 11, 7 p.m. — “In the Mood,” a 1940s musical revue.

All shows are at the Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27 in Somerset. For tickets, call (606) 677-6000.

LOUISVILLE PALACE

n Tuesday. 4, 7 p.m.  — Jason Bon ham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.

n Dec. 6, 8 p.m. — Jason Mraz and Toca Rivera “Live in Stereo.”

n Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. — Trevor Noah.

n Dec. 15, 8 p.m. — Brett Young.

n Dec. 29 and 30, 8 p.m. — Tyler Childers.

n Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. — Tyler Childers.

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

MILTON PERFORMING

ARTS CENTER

n Dec. 15, 7  p.m. — Interactive murder mystery theater troupe.

1 Pumpkin Way, Milton. (304) 654-1339.

MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER

n Dec. 16, 8 p.m. — An Acoustic Evening with Jason Isbell.

n Dec. 20, 7 p.m. — Exile Christmas Spectacular.

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

PARAMOUNT

ARTS CENTER

n Saturday, 6:30 p.m. — “A Christmas Carol.”

n Dec. 8‚ 7 p.m. — Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey Celebrate Christmas Tour.

n Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. — Casa Manana presents “Junie B. Jones ingle Bells, Batman Smells.”

n Dec. 11 — Boyd County High School Band and Choir concert.

n Dec. 15, 7 p.m. — “The Nutcracker” featuring the Ashland Youth Ballet.

n Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m. — Movie Series: “The Polar Express.”

n Dec. 21, 7 p.m. — David Phelps: “It Must Be Christmas.”

n Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. — Heather Land: “I Ain’t Doin’ It Tour.”

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

STUART’S OPERA HOUSE

n Dec. 7,  7 p.m. — A Legendary Christmas Concert.

n Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. — The Lone Bellow.

n Jan. 13, 3 p.m. — Rhonda Vincent and The Rage.

n Feb. 24, 1 p.m. — Melted.

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

VERN RIFFE CENTER

FOR THE ARTS

n Feb. 12 — Jim Brickman.

n March 7 — Ladies of Longford.

n April 23 — “Chicago: The Musical.”

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

MUSIC

IRONTON COUNCIL 

FOR THE ARTS

n Dec. 8, 3 p.m. — The Greater Huntington Symphonic Band’s annual Christmas concert, Ironton High School auditorium.

n Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. — Paramount Players’ “Forever Plaid,” Ohio University Southern’s Riffe Rotunda.

n March 17, 2:30 p.m. — The Appalachian Celtic Consort, First Presbyterian Church of Ironton.

n April 26, 7:30 p.m. — The Petar and Daniel Guitar Duo, Ohio University Southern’s Bowman Auditorium.

For ticket information, visit ohio.edu/southern/events/ironton-arts-concerts/index.cfm.

POACEOUS

n Saturday, 8 p.m. — VFW Post 1168, Rt. 2, Greenup.

n Dec. 1, 8 p.m. — VFW Post 1168, Rt. 2, Greenup.

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 Every second Thursday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. — The Frame-Up Gallery.

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

For more information, visit stevefree.com.

OTHER FUN

BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE ARENA

n Saturday, 10 a.m. — Countdown to Christmas Extravaganza.

n Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. — Old Dominion Happy Endings World Tour.

n Dec. 8, 6 p.m. — Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch.

n Dec. 16, 6 p.m. — Newsboys United Tour.

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

EASTERN KENTUCKY

EXPO CENTER

n Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Diamond Rio Holiday Concert.

n Dec. 8 — Winterfest antique and artisan market.

n Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. — Cirque Musica.

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

HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM AND VILLAGE

n Friday through Dec. 15 — Christmas Village.

The farm is at 3300 Harvey Road, Huntington.

For more information, call (304) 525-7333.