Antiques, cats, art openings, films and more are on the upcoming agenda in the Ohio Valley, so don’t let a little April snow keep you home.
CALLING ALL ANTIQUE LOVERS!
The state’s largest antiques show is set for this weekend when Wilson Lodge at Oglebay is transformed into an antiques marketplace. The Oglebay Institute’s 64th annual Antiques Show and Sale begins Friday, April 6, with a cocktail party at the Glass Museum and a dessert preview party at Wilson Lodge. Antique lovers can continue to shop Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8. Jewelry, furniture, rugs, books, glass, china, silver, pewter, baskets and more will be available. www.oionline.com
• Oglebay Institute is hosting several free programs Friday, April 6, as part of Wheeling’s monthly First Fridays event. View the latest exhibit in The Gallery at Towngate, featuring the art of Cheryl Carnegie. Upstairs in the theater, a series of short films will be playing. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine, craft beer and light refreshments. At 8 p.m., Towngate’s improvisational comedy troupe, The Left of Centre Players, will perform in the theater. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. www.oionline.com
• Art House Cinema returns to Towngate with “Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse,” at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, April 7, and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8. The film explores the relationship between art and horticulture. This film takes a magical behind-the-scenes journey from the gallery to some of the most beautiful gardens depicted in art, from Monet’s water lilies at Giverny to Bonnard’s privately owned garden in Vernonnet and other glorious grounds favored by artists. www.oionline.com
MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC
• A Tribute to the Highwaymen and Honky Tonk Angels celebrating country music from 1955 through the 1980s is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, at The Capitol Theatre. www.capitoltheatrewheeling.com
• Also at The Capitol Theatre this weekend is the 85th anniversary of the Wheeling Jamboree featuring Ronnie Milsap, Charlie McCoy, Wheeling native Tim O’Brien, Darnell Miller, Rachel Whitcomb and some surprises. Emcee is Keith Bilbrey. www.capitoltheatrewheeling.com
• Mountain Moon Coffeehouse presents local favorite, the Marsh Wheeling String Band, Saturday, April 7, at the Stifel Fine Arts Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the music beginning at 8 p.m. Get your tickets in advance by calling 304-242-6855 or visit www.oionline.com.
• The Victoria Jamboree, 1228 Market St., Wheeling, will have its 23rd annual gospel show at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 7. Along with the Friendly City Band, guests will be JoAnn Davis, Russ Buchanan, One-A-Chord, Honky Tonk Sweethearts and Earl Brown. 304-233-7464 or 304-242-1313
• The Pennyroyal Opera House in Fairview, Ohio, presents a bluegrass show with Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys on Friday, April 6. The opening band will be Chestnut Ridge Bluegrass. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the opening band beginning at 7 p.m. www.pennyroyalbluegrass.com
• Wheeling Heritage will host an opening reception for Bernie Peace Recent Work, Mostly, from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, April 5, at the Artisan Center, 1400 Main St., Wheeling. The exhibit will feature monoprints, photo collages and other mixed media work Peace has created throughout his career. The exhibit will run through April 26 in the 3rd Floor Loft Gallery. His most recent pieces are photo collages created by slicing photographs he has taken and arranging them to create a unique image. His monoprints and large acrylic pieces will also be featured. www.artisancenter.com
• Catch the opening of the 18th annual Student Art Show of Excellence at Artworks Around Town in the Centre Market. The event is from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, April 6. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. The exhibit continues throughout the month. 304-233-7540
TASTE SOME WINE
• Walk About Wine Tasting as part of Wheeling’s First Fridays is set for 6-8 p.m. at Casa di Vino House of Wine, 2261 Market St., Centre Market in Wheeling. Try six wines along with a selection of meats and cheese. $10. www.casadivino1.com
• At 6 p.m., Friday, April 6, try some wines and enjoy a tapas bar at Good Mansion Wines, 95 14th St., Wheeling. $15. www.goodmansionwines.com
MAKE IT SHINE (Postponed until April 14)
The City of Wheeling is partnering with Williams Lea Tag to “Make Wheeling Shine.” The Saturday, April 7, event has been postponed until Saturday, April 14, due to inclement weather. The cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. on Wheeling Creek, launching at Patterson Recreation Complex on Sycamore Avenue in Elm Grove and concluding at the Mount de Chantal Kroger. For information, email JMestrovic@wheelingwv.gov or call 304-234-3655.
CALLING ALL CAT LOVERS
Back Street Cat Rescue, a foster-based, non-profit, volunteer organization that helps find cats new homes, will host its fifth annual Spring Fling Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 7, at Generations Restaurant and Pub in Wheeling. Doors open at 5 p.m. Call Ashley at 740-238-8525 to order tickets, or pick up at Pet Supplies Plus (on Saturday) and at Generations.
The Wheeling Oglebay Tennis Club is hosting a free Elementary Play Day from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Wheeling Park Indoor Facility. Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to attend this fun introduction to tennis. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOK IT TO MOUNDSVILLE LIBRARY
• The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will present two “Think Outside the Book” films during National Library Week. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, the feature will be “Darkest Hour,” a historical bio-drama. At 4 p.m. Thursday, April 12, “Wonder,” a family drama based on the best-selling book, will be shown.
• At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, professional storyteller and author Andy Fraenkel will present the program, “Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Other Poems” as part of National Poetry Month. The library is located at the corner of Tomlinson and Fifth Street, Moundsville. 304-845-6911
The Ohio County Public Library will present award-winning poet Mary B. Moore as part of the Wheeling Poetry Series. She will read at noon Tuesday, April 10, in conjunction with the library’s Lunch With Books program. Her latest poetry book, “Amanda and the Man Soul,” was selected by Dorianne Laux for the 2017 EMRYS award. The Wheeling Poetry Series is hosted by Marc Harshman, poet laureate of West Virginia. Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch, and complimentary beverages are provided. 304-232-0244 or www.ohiocountylibrary.org