FUNNY MAN

Jerry Seinfeld returns to The Capitol Theatre stage at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. Will it be a show about nothing? Will you eat a “big salad” before you arrive? Will you make a “Kramer” entrance? It appears that only single tickets are available. Visit the WesBanco Arena Box Office or www.capitoltheatrewheeling.com.

LOVE TRIANGLE

Towngate Art House Cinema continues this weekend with 2001’s Oscar-winning, hit film “Moulin Rouge,” to be shown Friday, Jan. 25, through Sunday, Jan. 27, at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre. “Moulin Rouge” stars Ewan McGregor as Christian, a young poet who moves to Paris to join the Bohemian revolution taking over the underground scene of the city. He soon falls in love with the star courtesan of the Moulin Rouge, Satine, played by Nicole Kidman. A love triangle ensues once the unlovable Duke gets involved. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday; 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets at the door. 304-242-7700; www.oionline.com

‘ROCK ’EM DEAD’

Mystery Theatre Unlimited will rock and roll with its current show, featuring live original music — entirely performed by the actors, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at River City Restaurant, Wheeling. In “Rock’em Dead,” a musical-comedy, murder-mystery, dinner-theater show, a rock band that once enjoyed great success, but dissolved in a bitter break-up, is poised to be inducted in the Rock Hall of Fame. The problem is the surviving band members must reunite, but they hate each other. For reservations, call 304-233-4555. www.MysteryTheatreUnlimited.com

YES, MY PRINCESS

Face painting! Balloons! Costumes! Party pictures! Princess Lego/Duplo sets! RNR Discovery and Learning Center will offer a Princess Tea Party, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. The event will feature Beauty and the Beast-themed balloon displays by Pop Art Parties, paired with an Everblock display for fun party picture opportunities; face painting by Samantha from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; special tea party builds and princess Lego/Duplo sets; and packaged snacks. This new small business in Fulton offers thousands of blocks of all sizes, early coding and robotics, and two interactive floors, free coffee, bottled water and Wifi. $10 per child; adults are free; 436 National Road, Wheeling; 304-905-9427; www.RNRDLC.com

CALIFORNIA DREAMING

Enjoy a sampling of top-shelf cabernets from Napa and Sonoma to warm you up on a cold January night, at the Friday, Jan. 25, wine tasting at Good Mansion Wines. Wines will be served with cheddar and gouda cheeses and French baguettes. 6 p.m. $10 at the door, no reservations needed. Occupancy limited to 40. www.goodmansionwines.com

BOSTON BOUND

Don’t miss David Victor formerly of Boston, as he brings the hits of Boston and Styx to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, at the Wheeling Island Casino-Hotel-Racetrack. $15; tickets at Ticketmaster or the Wheeling Island Gift Shop.

ALL THAT JAZZ

“Chicago” — a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz, with one showstopping song after another, comes to Broadway at the Capitol Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. Tickets still available.

LUNCH WITH BOOKS

Meet Tom Hansell, filmmaker and author of “After Coal,” at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Ohio County Public Library’s Lunch With Books, presented in partnership with the WALS Foundation and the Reuther-Wheeling Labor History Archive. Hansell, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, has more than two decades of experience working with coalfield residents to create collaborative media projects. What happens when fossil fuels run out? How do communities and cultures survive? “After Coal” focuses on coalfield residents who chose not to leave, but instead remained in their communities and worked to build a diverse and sustainable economy. It tells the story of four decades of exchange between two mining communities on opposite sides of the Atlantic, and profiles individuals and organizations that are undertaking the critical work of regeneration. The stories in this book are told through interviews and photographs collected during the making of “After Coal,” a documentary film produced by the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University and directed by Hansell. 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

UP THE ROAD …

  • The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust monthly Gallery Crawl is set for 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the Cultural District. Art, film, music and more are featured. Over 15 locales and businesses will be welcoming attendees as they explore the many exceptional locally and globally-inspired offerings. Then, Crawl After Dark events begin at 10 p.m. Try Silent Disco, where you dance to the beat of DJ Big Phill, DJ Femi and DJ HollyHood at the Silent Disco party. Silent Disco lets you choose who to jam to with a simple flick of a switch. The blue, red or green light on each headset shows which DJ other party goers are listening to. Sway along to the same song as your friends or tap into your own tune. A complete schedule is available at TrustArts.org.
  • Roald Dahl’sCharlie and the Chocolate Factory” will play Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” tells the story of Willy Wonka, world-famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, who has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous — and mysterious — factory is opening its gates … to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. The hit Broadway musical features songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket.” For tickets, 412-456-4800; TrustArts.org

  • Pittsburgh Public Theater’s new artistic director Marya Sea Kaminski will make her directorial debut with the Public’s production of “The Tempest.” She has imagined Prospero as a woman with breast cancer. Starring a company of women, “The Tempest” runs Thursday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, Feb. 24, at the O’Reilly Theater. “The Tempest” begins in silence in a patient’s room on the surgical oncology floor of a Pittsburgh hospital. In the bed is Prospero (Tamara Tunie), who is battling late-stage breast cancer. In Shakespeare’s play, Prospero is enraged because his brother and the king stole his dukedom. In Marya’s version, the betrayal Prospero suffers is her family’s abandonment during her illness. As Prospero begins to dream, both she and the audience are transported to a magical island where Shakespeare’s story unfolds, but now with a new resonance. At 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, Dr. Angela Keleher, director of Allegheny Health Network’s division of breast surgery will be guest for a Q&A, followed by a 7 p.m. performance of the play. Those who plan to attend will receive the special ticket price of $35 by using promo code PPTAHN when purchasing; 704; 412-316-1600; ppt.org.

TAMARA TUNIE

DOWN THE ROAD …

  • It’s not too early to make Valentine’s dinner reservations! Why not experience an Argentine dinner — it will warm your heart to support the FC Wheeling United U14 soccer travel team’s trip to Argentina. (Read Weelunk story here.) The event is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Wheeling Country Club, with Argentine wine and food provided by Mark Glass and Charlie Schlegel. The three-course meal and a bottle of wine are $120 per couple. Reserve tickets by sending an email to Diego.Gattesco@gmail.com before Feb. 3. Include names and phone numbers Send checks (payable to FC Wheeling United) to 224 Chapel Road, Wheeling.

 

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