OLDIES BUT GOODIES
Wilson Lodge in Oglebay will be transformed into an antiques marketplace Friday, April 5, through Sunday, April 7, as Oglebay Institute presents its 65th annual Antiques Show and Sale. More than 50 dealers from 10 states will participate in the show. Guests can browse thousands of items including American, English, primitive and period furniture, American art, folk art, western art, pottery, quilts, jewelry, rugs, baskets, pewter, silver, glass, china, books and endless decorative items for both the period and modern home. 304-242-7272; www.oionline.com
Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre will show John Hughes’ iconic 1985 film about teen angst, “The Breakfast Club,” on the big screen Friday, April 5, through Sunday, April 7. Often called the definitive ’80s teen movie, “The Breakfast Club” stars Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy as teenagers from different high school cliques who spend a Saturday in detention. Secrets are revealed, relationships are formed, and dancing is done as they discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday; 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets ($7) can be purchased at the door. The box office opens one hour prior to each screening. 304-242-7700; www.oionline.com
Wheeling Jamboree’s 86th-anniversary concert, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, will feature Marty Stuart & Stars of the Jamboree at The Capitol Theatre. Starting as a lighthearted studio radio broadcast in 1933, the iconic American entertainment sensation has been presented at over 20 different venues in the greater Wheeling area, but the landmark Capitol Theatre is its most widely recognized. Click here for tickets.
ICONS AND LEGENDS
How about a country warm-up? At 7 p.m., Friday, April 5, at The Capitol Theatre, check out Icons and Legends Now, a tribute show to the artists who forged the classic era of country music. Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings were all about the same age, and each had a profound influence on the music of the other. In addition to being friends, all the guys in this show are dedicated to recreating the music as it was originally performed. These boys look and sound like the real thing, so sit back and be transported to a different time. Then, stick around after the show to get photos with the Icons. Watch a preview here. For tickets, click here.
Undo’s Elm Grove will feature the New Age Adenas from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 6. The band performs adult alternative, acoustic music. Undo’s is located at 1253 National Road, Wheeling.
WORKING NINE TO FIVE
West Liberty University students are staging “9 to 5: The Musical” to close this year’s theater season. Directed by Melinda Kreisberg, the musical opens at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, in Kelly Theatre. It continues with performances at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, and 3 p.m., Sunday, April 14. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers make a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy, giving their boss the boot, and the women give their workplace a dream makeover. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets. 304-336-8277
A WALK THROUGH WHEELING
Wheeling Heritage will host an opening reception for “A Walk Through Wheeling,” a watercolor exhibit by Wheeling artist Jes Reger, from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Artisan Center, 1400 Main St. The exhibit, which will feature paintings of Wheeling architecture and sculptures, will run through April 25 on the third floor gallery. In celebration of Wheeling’s 250th anniversary, Reger has worked to tell Wheeling’s architectural story through many of these watercolor pieces. This exhibit includes landmarks such as the Professional Bridge and Suspension Bridge, as well as lesser-known spots such as the former O’Henry’s Bar on Rock Point Road. The Artisan Center gallery is open to the public Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Welcome the sweet taste of the season at The Eckhart House Spring Tea Luncheon set for noon, April 6. The menu includes assorted tea sandwiches/savories, scones with sweet cream and jam, fresh fruit, sweets and gourmet tea. The Eckhart House is located at 810 Main St., Wheeling. For reservations, call 304-232-5439
TASTE OF THE SYMPHONY
The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra announces a new chamber concert experience — A Taste of the Symphony, featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres and an intimate chamber music performance. The inaugural event is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the chancery of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Wheeling. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are followed by the chamber concert at 7 p.m. Musicians Elisa Kohanski (cello), Roi Mezare (clarinet) and Rodrigo Ojeda (piano) will play works by Mozart, Bruch and Brahms. $35. Limited seating. Reservations and information at wheelingsymphony.com.
‘FAIR’ THEE WELL
The West Virginia Wellness Fair, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at 132 Lafayette Ave. in North Moundsville, features speakers, smoothies, drumming and more. Daniel Caron will introduce practitioners and lead a drumming circle from 9-9:30 a.m. Sessions include: 10-10:30 a.m.: Feldenkrais movement with Beth Andes; 11:30 a.m.-noon: smoothie making and sampling, Carol Lilley N.D.; 1-2 p.m.: keynote speaker — Elaine Connelly, RN-C CBCP, The Key Daily Habits for Health. Network and visit with practitioners between sessions; $3 per person or $5 per couple; children 15 years old and under are admitted for free.
‘ART OF HEALING’
Oglebay Institute’s “The Art of Healing” Lecture Series continues at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Stifel Fine Arts Center. Guests will get an in-depth look at “The Bodice Project” from the artists who created this uplifting and sensitive sculptural exhibit that focuses on breast cancer, inner healing and awareness. Breast cancer survivors will join the artists for a panel discussion about emotional healing and life after treatment. The Bodice Project is featured in the exhibit on display through April 19. The exhibit includes drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and written word from artists from throughout the United States and explores various ways art can be used in the healing process. 304-242-7700; www.OIonline.com
LUNCH WITH BOOKS
Kelli Shapiro of the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia will present a talk on historic movie theaters at Lunch With Books at noon, Tuesday, April 9, at the Ohio County Public Library. She conducted much of her research on Wheeling’s theaters (Capitol, Colonial, Court, Downs, Liberty, Lincoln, Mayfair, Rex, State, Vic and Virginia) that are featured in the book, “Historic Movie Theatres of West Virginia.” Many theaters have disappeared from the landscape, while others sit vacant. Some, however, have been reopened or restored. Whether showing films or hosting the performing arts, they serve as catalysts for local revitalization and as success stories showcasing the value of historic preservation. 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; www.ohiocountylibrary.org
LESSER KNOWN LEGENDS
The 26th People’s University focusing on “Lesser Known Legends of Wheeling” will launch at 7 p.m. April 9, at the Ohio County Public Library. The eight-week series will feature weird, wild, wacky, whimsical stories from Wheeling, including: Native American oddities; Frontier follies; Civil War conundrums; Victorian unconventionalities; Progressive Era incongruities; Political peculiarities; hotel hijinks; morbid mysteries; and more. At the first event, Alan Fitzpatrick will offer tales from the unsolved mystery of the engraved Ohio County stone to the legend surrounding the Skull, Major Sam McColloch’s fateful premonition, Lewis Wetzel spitting lead balls, Coon’s war party, the Pots and Pans campaign of ’77, the Okton evil spirit and more. 304-232-0244; www.ohiocountylibrary.org
DOWN THE ROAD …
• Kick up your heels at The Linsly spring soirée and auction, Boots to Bow Ties, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Pine Room at Oglebay. The evening features food, live music from Better Daze and auction items, such as a weekend getaway for two to Nashville, Tennessee; a luxury ski vacation for eight in a condo at Seven Springs Mountain Resort; a vacation home in Reunion, Florida; an overnight stay in a Treetop Villa and ziplining passes at Grand Vue Park; Steeler tickets; a catered dinner; and a Pittsburgh date night; as well as a variety of themed silent auction baskets. Ladies can wear anything from blue jeans, boots and bling to spring dresses and blue jean jackets. Gentleman can come comfortably in their jeans and blazers and maybe even sport a bowtie for the evening. Early online registration is available at www.linsly.org for $65 per person through Friday, April 5. Tickets at $75 will be available at the door.
• Heaven Bound Ministries will present the acclaimed Easter musical passion play, “He’s Alive!” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, and a 3:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 14, at The Capitol Theatre, 1015 Main St., Wheeling. The doors for the free performances will open one hour before the showtimes. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. 304-232-6122, 304-233-4470 or 724-883-2241; heavenboundministriesinc.org
UP THE ROAD ….
• Skyflight Productions will present an evening with Adrian + Meredith, Saturday, April 6, at the Grange Hall in Barnesville. Always been ones to march to their own drum, Adrian + Meredith make a different sort of roots racket. “More Than A Little” finds the pair’s debut album putting its own spin on Americana music, roughing up the genre’s edges with the rule-breaking spirit of punk, the vintage twang of old-timey folk, the sneer of rock and roll, and even the frenetic bounce of early swing and jazz manouche. “More Than A Little” brings together two performers who grew up on opposite ends of the musical spectrum. Before meeting his future wife at a show in Washington, D.C., Adrian was born on the Canadian/Detroit border, raised on rock, punk and soul music, with a carnival barker’s croon and an off-the-wall “clawhammer-banjo” approach to playing the acoustic guitar. Meanwhile, Meredith was a nearby Ann Arbor, Michigan, native who cut her teeth in the old-time music scene, where she played traditional fiddle and clogged. Those two approaches come together with Adrian + Meredith, a project that honors the traditions of folk and Americana music while pushing beyond those genres’ boundaries. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m. $10. 423-276-2653; Skyflight Productions on Facebook.
• “Come From Away,” the true story of the small town that welcomed the world on 9/11, is coming to Pittsburgh. PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh will present the show Tuesday, April 9, through Sunday, April 14, at the Benedum Center. “Come From Away” takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Visit the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust website for tickets.
• Pre-sale tickets for “Dear Evan Hansen,” to be performed May 21-26, at Heinz Hall as part of the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh season, will be available at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5. Because of the high demand for popular shows this season, tickets are extremely limited and are expected to sell quickly. Patrons are encouraged to sign up for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s email list, which will be the main channel for distributing information about the pre-sale, including a special access code. To sign up, visit TrustArts.org/SignUp. A list of frequently asked questions can be found at TrustArts.org/DearEvanHansenFAQ. A digital ticket lottery for the show, offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets, will be available for each performance. The digital lottery will begin accepting entries 48 hours prior to the first performance and entries will be accepted until 9 a.m. the day before the performance.
• 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 presents Lucas Hnath’s Broadway hit, “A Doll’s House, Part, 2,” now through April 7, at the O’Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater’s home in the heart of Downtown’s Cultural District. In this play, the playwright imagined a sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. At the end of that groundbreaking play from 1879, the main character walks out on her overbearing husband and children. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, it’s 15 years later and Nora (Lisa Velten Smith) returns to demand that her husband, Torvald (Daniel Krell), officially divorce her. She also has showdowns with her now-grown daughter Emmy (Marielle Young), and the nanny Anne Marie (Helena Ruoti). 412-3161600; 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