EVENTS: Things to do in the Ohio Valley Weelunk Staff May 13, 2021 Crosscurrents Opening Reception A staple in Oglebay Institute’s exhibition season, Crosscurrents showcases some of the finest artwork from the region’s top artists. This juried exhibition will award cash prizes and a best of show selected from the more than 100 pieces by 85 artists on display. The Stifel Fine Arts Center is pleased to welcome back gallery-goers for the in-person opening reception and awards ceremony of Crosscurrents on Thursday, May 13 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Awards will be announced at approximately 7:15 pm. The ceremony will also be streamed live on OI’s Facebook page for those who do not wish to attend in person. Visit oionline.org to learn more. Live Music: Travis Tritt Live music is back in Wheeling! CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt will perform at WesBanco Arena on Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 pm. Enjoy a special evening featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo-acoustic setting performing some of his biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive,” and “Best of Intentions.” Purchase tickets online by visiting wesbancoarena.com. Fire Pit Fridays Gather around the fire pit at Route 88 BBQ & Brew Friday nights from 6 – 9 pm for an evening complete with free live entertainment and delicious smoked BBQ. This week’s performer is Gregg Molnar. Learn more and check out the full lineup by visiting oglebay.com. NAMI Greater Wheeling Annual Rummage Sale May is mental health awareness month and you can help support NAMI Greater Wheeling by stopping by their annual rummage sale this weekend. Come and see what treasures you might find on Saturday, May 15 from 8 am – noon at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Wheeling. If you’re interested in donating items to this event, you can drop them off at the church on Friday, May 14 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Learn more at namiwheeling.org. Laughaholix at Tacoholix: An Open Mic Night Tacoholix is back with an open invitation for anybody that wants to make people smile or smile themselves! Whether you’ve been performing in front of an audience for years or just want to try something new, this is your time to shine. On Saturday, May 15 at 10 pm, artists of all kinds are welcome to share their humor through stand up, sketches, music, or spoken word. Check out the event on Facebook to learn more. Wheeling Walkabouts Wheeling City Councilwoman Rosemary Ketchum invites you to an informal walkabout to share neighborhood ideas, concerns and improvements. The first walkabout will be held in South Wheeling on Saturday, May 15 at noon. The walk will begin at 4612 Jacob Street in South Wheeling. Learn more here. The next walkabout will take place in Center Wheeling on Wednesday, May 19 at 2 pm. Spring Daylight and Nighttime Astronomy Explore the solar and lunar skies Saturday, May 15 at Speidel Observatory in Oglebay Park, led by the Oglebay Astronomy Club. Tour the facility, try your eye at solar observing, see a meteorite display and participate in space science activities from 1-4 pm. Observe the evening sky through telescopes and learn about the constellations from 8-11 pm (weather permitting). All ages are invited to attend this free program. Learn more at oionline.org. Towngate Theatre Presents Murderers Towngate Theatre presents Murderers by Jeffrey Hatcher on May 14 and 15 at 8 pm. Murderers is a trio of comic monologues about revenge, blackmail, sex, money, jealousy and murder. Performed separately, the tales depict desperate passions, old wounds and cold calculations that intersect in the sun-drenched world of The Riddle Key Luxury Retirement Village in Florida. Each story is a cat-and-mouse mystery featuring culprits who tell how they decided to commit the perfect crime and what tripped them up along the way. Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700. Disc Golf 101 Get down to the basics with a disc golf lesson for beginners at Grande Vue Park on Saturday, May 15 at 2 pm. From scoring to disc diameter, Grand Vue’s experts will help educate you on the sport. Attendees will also receive a run-down of the three courses at the park. Registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling 304-845-9810, ext. 403. Patio Party Enjoy live music outdoors on the Lakeview Patio at Oglebay’s Wilson Lodge on Saturday, May 15 from 7 – 10 pm. This week’s performer is Jim Berze. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved to Hickman Lounge inside Wilson Lodge. Learn more at oglebay.com. Hockey Night in Wheeling You have two opportunities to catch a Nailers game this weekend. The Nailers hit the ice to take on the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Saturday, May 15 at 7:10 pm and Sunday, May 16 at 4:10 pm. Learn more and get your tickets by visiting wheelingnailers.com. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.