Wheeling in the 1970s – Photography Exhibit Opening with Bill Burke

Don’t miss the opening reception of Wheeling in the 1970s – Photography Exhibit Opening with Bill Burke on Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. at the Ohio County Public Library. A talk about this exhibit will take place at 7 p.m. A Maryland native, Bill Burke graduated from Wheeling College in 1971. He became focused on photography during his senior year. During that time, the Miners For Democracy, a union reform group, held a meeting at the college. Burke got involved with the group’s struggle. After graduation, he moved to Wheeling and photographed for the UMWA at mine sites in southwestern Pennsylvania. Learn more about this event here

Fire Pit Fridays

Gather around the fire pit at Route 88 BBQ & Brew Friday nights from 6 – 9 p.m. for an evening complete with free live entertainment and delicious smoked BBQ. This week’s performance features Brad Gibson. Learn more about live music at Oglebay here

3rd Fridays at Clientele

Clientele Art Studio is back with a Wheeling staple – Third Fridays! Next up in the series is a performance by Broken Planets. $10 cover, learn more here

Outdoor Wine and Beer at the Stifel Fine Arts Center

Enjoy an evening of wine AND beer – Oglebay Institute has combined its Art of Wine and Art & Ale craft beer series into one special event. Enjoy the best of both worlds Friday, May 20 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center! The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be outdoors (weather permitting). Wines and beers will be paired with foods that complement each selection. Guests will also enjoy live music and can browse the current art exhibition on display. Learn more and purchase tickets here

A Night To Remember

Head to River City on Friday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. for Helping Heroes’ annual signature fundraiser to help support local veterans facing homelessness. DJ Donnie Gilbert will provide entertainment. There will also be prize wheels, basket raffles, tip boards, a silent auction, 50/50, and more. Dinner is included in the ticket price, which is $30 for a single ticket or $50 for two tickets; Purchase online or at Helping Heroes, you can also pay at the door. Learn more here

Napoleon Dynamite at the Capitol

BYOT (bring your own tots!) and come experience a screening of Napoleon Dynamite on Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. After the movie, Napoleon and Pedro (Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez) will be on stage LIVE to answer your questions and discuss their time making the movie. Learn more here

Open Field Wheeling Steak Fry

Join Open Field for grilling steaks and supporting their mission to improve the lives and futures of youth through sport. Tickets include a choice of steak, chicken, or veggie burger, baked potato, salad, bread, and pie. Plus beer and soft drinks. You bring your own spices/seasonings, plates, cutlery, and grilling utensils. The Wheeling Steak Fry will be held this Saturday, May 21 from 5 – 10 p.m. at the Sonneborn Shelter. Learn more here

Women of Appalachia’s “Women Speak”

“Women Speak” is a juried presentation of story, poetry and song showcasing women artists living in or having strong ties to Appalachia. It is an annual program presented by Women of Appalachia Project (WOAP). This special event will be held this Saturday, May 21 from 1-3 p.m. at Towngate Theatre in Wheeling. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more here

Grooving in the Grove

Enjoy an evening of live music, food trucks, local businesses and more at Grooving in the Grove this Saturday, May 21 from 3- 9 p.m. at the Wheeling YMCA. Live music by Clint Landis, Buck Porter, and Ten Feet Tall. Learn more here

Kayak for CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children, Inc. is proud to promote Kayak for CASA, an inaugural event this Sunday, May 22 beginning at 9 a.m. Community members are invited to take part in a day filled with kayaking, food trucks, live entertainment, and more. This event will take place on the popular Wheeling Water Trail on Big Wheeling Creek. The goal is to promote our CASA organization while showcasing the recreational waterways of the Northern Panhandle. Learn more here

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