• Gallery Hop, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Artworks Around Town, features the work of 19 members of the Steubenville Art Association. Founded in 1946 by Emma Hayhurst, the association has 60 members. Artworks is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays. It is located in Wheeling’s Historic Centre Market district.
“Fat Cat” by Paula Siebieda is one of many works of art on display at Artworks Around Town this month.
  • First Friday music, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, with Laura Cramblet and Brooke Deal, SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling; MarsWatch, 8-10 p.m., free.
  • Enjoy the music of Jason Treuman at Lunchtime Live! at Market Plaza, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 3.
  • Family Service’s First Friday Vendor Fair, 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Centre Market, Wheeling, will feature such vendors as Mary Kay Products, Saunders Farms, Lularoe, Lipsense and more. There will be a Chinese auction and bake sale, with proceeds to benefit the Family Service’s Senior Nutrition Program. 304-233-2350
  • Stop in and try six featured wines at the Walk About Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Casa di Vino – House of Wine. Cheese and meat trays will be provided. 2261 Market St., Wheeling, $10. 304-905-8537.
  • Open House Happy Hour Tasting and Tapas, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Good Mansion Wines; tapas bar in the kitchen, a selection of American whites, reds and roses in the parlor. 95 14th St., Wheeling; 304-233-2632;


Folky-blues, singer-songwriter Kara Grainger will perform at BluesDay at River City at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. Grainger’s latest album, “Living With Your Ghost,” released in June, reached No. 4 on the Billboard blues album chart earlier this summer. Combining tasteful blues and slide guitar, soulful vocals and a heartfelt approach to songwriting, Grainger’s unique sound will leave the audience uplifted and inspired. River City is located at 1400 Main St., Wheeling. Tickets ($20) at the door or at



  • Oglebay Institute’s Parcel Players’ presentation of “Sir Not-So-Brave” continues at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, through Saturday, Aug. 4, at Towngate Theatre. In “Sir Not-So-Brave,” a squire, Joseph, goes on a quest to slay a dragon after the realm’s strongest knight, Sir Gerald, is injured. In return, he will become the new king and marry his one true love, Princess Evelyn. Hilarity ensues, however, as the cast begins to question the logic of the script. 2118 Market St., Wheeling. $8. Tickets at 304-242-7700 or
  • “Little Shop of Horrors,” a horror-comedy-rock musical about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh, will be performed at The Strand Theatre, 7 p.m. Aug. 3-4, and 2 p.m. Aug. 5. Favorite songs include “Skid Row (Downtown),” “Somewhere That’s Green” and “Suddenly, Seymour.” The show is directed by Jana Jarrett; music director is Justin Jones; and choreographer is Anna Harsh. J.J. Snider is Seymour, and Paige Madden is Audrey. Michael Murphy is Orion, the dentist, and Dave Soltez is Mr. Mushnik, the flower shop owner.
  • “Charlotte’s Web,” the Brooke Hills Playhouse’s annual show for younger actors and audiences, will be performed at 8 p.m. Aug. 3-4, with a 2 p.m. matinee Aug. 5. Reservations are available by calling or texting the Playhouse at 304-737-3344. Ticket prices for individual shows are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and students, and $7 for children.


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Summer Dinner Dance, Thursday, Aug. 2, at Wheeling Park White Palace; dinner at 6 p.m., dance at 7-10 p.m. with music by Wally Merriman; tickets at Family Services of the Upper Ohio Valley, 2200 Main St., Wheeling; 304-233-2350, ext. 104.


Float with a flick at the Wheeling Park pool for the Summer Dive-In Movie on Saturday, Aug. 4, “Secret Life of Pets.” Admission for kids (ages 4-12), $6.25; and for adults, $7.25, however, the movie is free with cost of pool admission. The movie also can be enjoyed free of charge from the upper level of the Stone building. 304-243-4085.


  • Sarah Hays Band (classic rock and blues), Marshall County Summer Concert Series, Friday, Aug. 3, McMechen Riverfront Park, 7 p.m.
  • A Hard Days Night (Beatles tribute), Oglebay Summer Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, Oglebay’s Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater, Wheeling.
  • Roger Hoard Jazz Quartet (easy listening/jazz), Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays, Too, 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7, Wheeling Park Amphitheater, Wheeling. 304-234-3838
  • Rumors (pop and rock favorites), Wheeling Waterfront Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, Heritage Port, Wheeling.


Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Trongone Band on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial. Hailing from Richmond, Va., The Trongone Band is touring in support of the 2017 debut album, “Keys to the House.” With a sound that has been likened to the “freak-outs of My Morning Jacket with the Muscle Shoals-inspired Leslie speakers and The Band’s narrative storytelling,” The Trongone Band was formed by brothers Andrew and Johnny Trongone, with father John Sr. on bass. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. $10. 423-276-2653 or find Skyflight Productions on Facebook.


Nancy L. Abrams will be the featured speaker at noon, Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Lunch With Books, at the Ohio County Public Library. In the mid-1970s, Abrams, a young photojournalist from the Midwest, plunged into life as a small-town reporter in West Virginia. She befriended the hippies on the commune one mountaintop over, rented a cabin in Salt Lick Valley, and fell in love with a local boy, wrestling to balance the demands of a job and a personal life. At Lunch With Books, Abrams will share how she learned to survive in Appalachia — how to heat with coal and wood, how to chop kindling, plant a garden and preserve produce. Her memoir, “The Climb From Salt Lick,” is the remarkable story of an outsider coming into adulthood in a unique place using words and pictures to tell the rich stories of those around her. 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;