The Easter Bunny will be hopping over to the Oglebay Good Zoo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, for the annual Good Zoo Treasure Hunt! Each participating child will receive a treasure map and an Easter bucket to hold their treats. Following the hunt, each child will have the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. Admission is $11.79 for adults and $7.67 for children ages 3-12. Good Zoo members receive a discounted rate of $5.15 for children ages 3-12. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free. Online registration available; 304-243-4100
The second annual Bunny Trot 5k Fun Run/Walk begins and ends at the Good Zoo parking lot, Oglebay Park, on Saturday, April 20. In-person registration opens at 9 a.m., and the race starts at 10 a.m. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded to men and women. $25. Register online; 304-243-4030
EASTER WINES FOR HAM AND LAMB
Good Mansion Wine’s annual Easter wine tasting, set for 6 p.m. Friday, April 20, is not one to miss! Savor all the luscious, spicy and bold reds for lamb and fruity, clean whites for ham. Taste Shiraz, Cesanese, Pomerol, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Petite Arvine and Chardonnay, served with cheeses and French baguettes. $15 at the door, no reservations needed; 304-233-2362; www.goodmansionwines.com
ECKHART HOUSE EASTER TEA
The Eckhart House will host a special Easter Tea at noon, Saturday, April 20. Traditionally served full luncheon tea fare is offered, including assorted tea sandwiches/savories, scones with sweet cream and jam, fresh fruit, sweets and gourmet tea. 810 Main St., Wheeling; $20; 304-232-5439 for reservations
SUPERHERO 5K FOR CASA
The sixth annual CASA SuperHero 5k, sponsored by the Christian Fellowship Foundation and Quaker Steak & Lube, is set for 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Quaker Steak & Lube at The Highlands. Teams, runners, walkers and families with strollers (dogs, too) are invited to dress up as their favorite superheroes while competing in a fun, unique opportunity to race along the Highlands Shopping Center; 304-547-1100
IN THE PINK
The Machine Performs Pink Floyd at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at The Capitol Theatre. The Machine has forged a 28-year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all its own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theaters, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. The New York-based band focuses on making every show an authentic Floydian experience for their fans. Known for performing a diverse mix of The Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire (complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems), The Machine’s stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and video, and their passionate delivery sets them above and beyond the rest. The members of The Machine include founding members Joe Pascarell (guitar, vocals) and Tahrah Cohen (drums), and longtime stagemates Ryan Ball (bass, vocals) and Scott Chasolen (keys, vocals). Tickets available.
LUNCH WITH POETRY
West Virginia poet laureate Marc Harshman will host the Wheeling Poetry Series featuring John Hodgen, writer-in-residence at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusettes, at noon, Tuesday, April 23, at the Ohio County Public Library. Hodgen won the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry for Grace (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), and a recent poem was selected for Scribner’s Best American Poetry 2017. Hodgen’s next book, The Lord of Everywhere, is due out next month. 304-232-0244; www.ohiocountylibrary.org
WILD, WONDERFUL & WEIRD WHEELING
Hal Gorby will talk about a mad dash for suffrage, odd immigrant stories, obscure strikes and communists — weird stories from the early 20th century — at People’s University, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Ohio County Public Library. For information, email email@example.com or call 304-232-0244.
West Virginia Northern Community College will host an open mic night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the WVNCC Student Union, located on the second floor of the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, downtown Wheeling. The event is free and open to the public. The college is looking for singers, poets, musicians and others to perform during the event. To sign up to perform, send an email to Sara Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Undo’s Elm Grove will feature the band Vinyl Soul from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 20. The band performs popular music from the 1960s and 1970s. Undo’s is located at 1253 National Road, Wheeling. Band members include: Brandon Harris, Sean Geery, Mike McDowell and Brian Wallace.
Clientele presents Vintage Resurrection, an art exhibition of altered thrift store paintings, 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 20, at Clientele Art Studio, 43 15th St., Wheeling. Featured artists include Chad Fullerton, Tony Provenzano, Steven Kline, MacKenzie Meyers, Alex Wright, Corey Cuc, Jason Kovacs, Creighton Hill, Sweet Chuck, Dan Finsley, Logan Schmitt, Natalie Kovacs, Matt Emel, Mindi Yarbrough Langford, Nick Perricellia, Randy Oiler and more. Artwork will be for sale.
ART OF HEALING BENEFIT AUCTION
Presented by the Independent Artist Group, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, the Art of Healing Benefit Auction will feature pieces done of Lacie Wallace during modeling sessions over an eight-year period and throughout her battle with colon cancer. Proceeds will benefit the education funds of Lacie’s two daughters, Rozzalin and Zuzu. Artwork includes oils, pastels, watercolors, drawings and more. The auction is part of The Art of Healing lecture series. Admission is free. Pre-register online or call 304-242-7700. The Art of Healing Exhibit includes drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and written word from artists from throughout the U.S. and explores various ways art can be used in the healing process. www.OIonline.com
LIVE MUSIC AT NAIL CITY
D Wood, Spiritual Underground and Broken Planets will be live on stage at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 20, at Nail City Record, 40 12th St., Wheeling. $5 suggested donation. All proceeds go to performers.
Celebrate Appalachia! from 4:45-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Wheeling Jesuit campus with a dinner featuring local dishes, crafts and local bands. Crandall Creek, a high-energy bluegrass band, and Bill Gorby and the Musical Mercenaries, an eclectic array of Americana music, will perform. A display of quilts sponsored by the Seams Sewed Snugly Guild based in Moundsville will be showcased during the festivities. Many of the quilts date back over 100 years and are fine examples of local craft. The festivities will take place in the Benedum Room, Swint Hall. The occasion will also mark a celebration of Earth Day.
A shady Hollywood agent tempts murder from his clients while he is under investigation by the world’s dumbest private detective, which all leads to laughter and music parodies in Mystery Theatre Unlimited’s original interactive musical-comedy, murder-mystery, dinner-theater show, “The Case of the Ms. and the Show Biz Whiz.” The play debuts Thursday, April 25. at River City Restaurant in Wheeling, and continues Friday, April 26, at The Vue Bar and Grill in Grand Vue Park, Moundsville. The action centers on the incredibly incompetent private investigator, Elliot Brick (Butch Maxwell), who is hired by actress Dame Loretta LaDiva (Melody Meadows) to get her out of a long-term contract with her agent, the unscrupulous, shady fast-talker Harley Winestein (Jim Ellis), whose other clients include pop singer-with-a-substance-problem Amy Finehouse (Karissa Martin). While Brick pursues the most powerful agent in show business, he encounters the strangely orally dyslexic actor Sir John Feelgood (Michael Moran) and other shady characters (played by various audience members) such as the newsboy, Three Fingers, the street vendor, Apple Annie, the snitch, Blinkie the Stoolie and Brick’s nemesis, Lieutenant Cleftjaw. It all leads to a very silly murder and some funny song parodies. For reservations, which include a full meal and the show, call River City Restaurant at 304-233-4555 or the Vue Bar and Grille at 304-810-2778. www.MysteryTheatreUnlimited.com
The Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce will host its first Wine Tasting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Casa di Vino in Center Market in Wheeling. There will be hors d’oeuvres, a 50-50 drawing and Chinese auction. $20. 740-633-2565.
The West Liberty University Wind Symphony & University Band will present the final concert of the spring series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will feature works composed by Frank Erickson, Claude T. Smith, Frank Ticheli, Michael Markowski, Clare Grundman, and Samuel Hazo.
DOWN THE ROAD …
• Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center continues its popular Art & Ale craft beer series at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26. Admission includes five selections from the award-winning Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company along with food pairings from Ye Olde Alpha. A representative from Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company will present each beer, and guests will enjoy trying new brews. $30. 304-242-7700; OIonline.com
• The Let’s Play 5K, a fundraiser for the Woodsdale Elementary School Playground, is set for Saturday, April 27. The run/walk/stroll 5K will take place at Woodsdale Elementary where the race will begin at 9 a.m. The course will be 3.1 miles of flat road surface going through Woodsdale. There will be awards for top three participants for ages 6 and under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13 -18, both male and female. Top walkers and runners, male and female, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80 and up. Online registration available. T-shirts guaranteed if participants register by April 18.
• The Warwood Lions Club is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Warwood Methodist Church on Warwood Avenue. Each ticket includes spaghetti, Italian bread, salad, refreshments and desserts. Take-out meals are available. A silent auction will take place. Proceeds from the Spaghetti Dinner will help the Warwood Lions Club continue to improve the Warwood Community with various service projects. $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12. 304-233-8034.
• The Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center’s 23rd annual Spaghetti Dinner is set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at 125 18th St. Ticket includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, homemade meatballs and sausages, homemade desserts, raffles and more. The proceeds benefit the work of the Neighborhood Center including feeding 5 percent of the Ohio Valley’s population, providing long-term housing and case management services, and emergency assistance services to those in crisis. $8, children 5 and under eat free, and take-out is available. 304-232-7157 ext. 5.
• The National tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I,” is coming to The Capitol Theatre in Wheeling at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 29. The show boasts a score that features “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. For tickets, visit capitoltheatrewheeling.com, call 304-233-4470 or visit the WesBanco Arena box office.
UP THE ROAD …
• Skyflight Productions will present an evening with Rosalind and the Way on Saturday, April 20, at the Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville. Rosalind and the Way is an Americana Indie Rock band fronted by Fort Wayne singer-songwriter Cassie Beer. Their songs tell stories of making peace with the difficulties of life, coming back to and reconciling with one’s roots, and learning to love stronger with each new season. Having recently played the main stage at Middle Waves Music Festival, The B-Side with Anthony D’Amato and Michaela Anne, Two-EE’s Winery, the Embassy Theatre and Fort Wayne’s Rock the Plaza, Rosalind and the Way is currently touring the U.S. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m. $10. 423-276-2653 or Skyflight Productions on Facebook.
• Watch Wheeling native Michelle Duffy in her CLO debut as Millicent in “The Double-Threat Duo” now through April 28 at the CLO Cabaret in Pittsburgh. To make it on Broadway, you have to sing, dance AND act — in other words, you must be a triple-threat. In a city of triple-threats, Nina, Kenny and Jamison are unemployable. Nina sings, but can’t act to save her life. Kenny dances, but can’t sing a note. And Jamison, a classically trained actor, can barely point his toes. But who needs reality when you’ve got a dream? Don’t miss this musical comedy about finding your friends and playing to your strengths.
• Pittsburgh Public Theater will present the Pittsburgh premiere of Paula Vogel’s Tony Award-nominated play, “Indecent,” April 18-May 19 at the O’Reilly Theater. In “Indecent,” an ensemble of 10 actors and musicians follow the trajectory of Sholem Asch’s controversial “God of Vengeance,” the first play by a Jewish playwright to open on Broadway. It was created in 1906 when the Yiddish writer was 26 years old. As “Indecent” theatrically moves through time, we learn the story of a Jewish brothel owner who uses his profits to arrange a marriage for his daughter, until she falls in love with one of his prostitutes. “God of Vengeance,” which sketches the romance of these two young women and features a luminous scene of them dancing in an onstage rain, is a hit in Europe. But when it arrives on Broadway in 1923, the entire cast is arrested for obscenity. 412.316.1600; ppt.org
• The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced the 2019-20 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Season, which collectively boasts more than 30 Tony Awards. The shows coming to Pittsburgh include: The Band’s Visit, Mean Girls, A Bronx Tale, Jesus Christ Superstar, Miss Saigon, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and Escape to Margaritaville. Season specials include, Cats, Les Miserables, The Illusionists and Disney’s The Lion King. It has also been confirmed that Hamilton will return for the 2020-21 season; 2019-20 season ticket-holders who renew for the 2020-21 season will receive priority seating for the show. 412-456-1390; TrustArts.org/Broadway