Happenings

Cultural Food Tour Offers Tasty View of History

The waves of immigration that fueled Wheeling’s industrial era didn’t disappear with the factory jobs. Kibbeh. Pierogi. Schnitzel. Marinara. They’re all still here. Sometimes in restaurants and at festivals,...

Aretha’s Songs ‘Never Grow Old’

Committed to bringing some of the greatest American music to the stage in Wheeling, Music Director John Devlin opens the 90th season of the Wheeling Symphony with a tribute to the Queen of Soul on Friday, Sept....

Farm to Fork Takes Leap Through History

A property with nearly 250 years of Wheeling history hosted the Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary’s annual Farm to Fork dinner this past weekend. The McColloch Farm, named for Major Samuel McColloch who plunged his h...

Hop On Over to Zoo Brew

For one night each June at the Oglebay Good Zoo, the kids go home. The strollers roll away, the little red wagons head out, and the calls for popcorn and train rides fade into the evening sunset. After regular ...

Get Some Culture … and Arts

WHERE ART THOU? Visual arts, theater, dance, literature, culinary demos, historical arts, and lots and lots of musical entertainment will liven up the Wheeling Heritage Port when the 2018 Wheeling Arts &...

Much Well-Deserved Ado About Mom

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and there are plenty of events that cater to mom and kids! You can kick up your heels at a mother/son dance or run your toes off at a 5K. If neither of those is your cup of tea, well,...

Escape to a New Activity to Benefit YSS

Adventure awaits The waves roar as the deck heaves and rocks underfoot, and you struggle to concentrate on the puzzle before you. Your captain, the great Blackbeard, has been captured. He and his crew face t...

‘August: Osage County’ on Towngate Stage

Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre closes its 2017-18 season with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts. It will be staged for two weekends — May 11, 12 and 13 and...

Six Students Selected for Honors Music Recital

West Liberty University’s Division of Music will hold its annual Honors Recital, at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 6, in Elbin Auditorium, College Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. “The annual Honors Re...

Cinco de Derby! Multi-Themed Weekend on Tap

From sombreros to starships to derby hats, those looking for unique opportunities for fun in Wheeling have a wealth of options to choose from in the first weekend of May … or they can do it all! May 5 this y...

Dance, Dance Dance to the Second Chance

Let’s try again Second chances in life are all too rare. How often is a person given the chance to revisit a certain period of their life and try again? What could be done differently? How could the experien...

Park Players ‘On the Town’

Experience a classic Broadway production when the Park Players of Wheeling Park High School present the spring musical, On the Town, Friday, May 4, through Sunday, May 6, at the J.B. Chambers Performing Arts Ce...

Summer FEST to Benefit Homeless Teens

One in 30 adolescents, aged 13-17, experiences one form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over a course of a year. That fact, from a new study from Chapin Hall, a research center at the U...

Woodsdale Turns Lemons Into Lemonade Into Cash

It was a sunny Saturday in April when Woodsdale Elementary School parents, students and staff raised $4,300 in an age-old method: the lemonade stand. That's a lot of lemons. On April 21, 20 stands stretch...

Soul Music Comes to Pat’s Down on Main Street

Pat’s Down on Main Street is continuing its Sundae series with ezra & the reletivs along with special guests Poetic Peth and Buffalo Rose. This free show runs from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, April 29. ezra & t...

Two Chances to Enjoy WLU Choirs

Springtime brings two chances to enjoy beautiful music as West Liberty University’s College of Arts and Communications presents choral concerts for the public to enjoy. The first concert, Let Music Fill the ...

Cartwright to Star In Unique Show

It was the very first time he saw glow sticks, and Lionel Cartwright will never forget the moment. For good reason. “It was that first night when I was hired to be a member of the staff band for Jamboree ...

Got Wanderlust?

"Wanderlust" — a strong desire to explore. Wanderlust Snowshoe offers the means to explore ourselves. It’s “life changing,” said Joelle Connors. It gave Lindsay Schooler, a yoga instructor, “so many tools to...

Celebrate Earth Day Weekend With Oglebay Institute

Celebrate Earth Day weekend with naturalists from Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, by participating in a series of events set for Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, (Earth Day...

Gracie Curran at BluesDays

Gracie Curran will bring her “jaw-dropping” blues and soul to River City Restaurant at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17. “One of the hardest working blues artists on the circuit, Gracie’s bare feet should have ca...

Enter Weelunk’s Haiku Contest

Try your hand at writing a haiku inspired by Wheeling’s waterfront, and one winner will join West Virginia’s poet laureate, Marc Harshman, for lunch! A haiku is a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three phra...

Lounge Lizards Duel in New Mystery Theatre Show

Dueling lounge lizards, a love-conflicted exotic dancer, a down-and-out club owner and a strange Austrian body-builder populate Mystery Theatre Unlimited’s all-new murder mystery, “Murder at the Kit Kat Klub,” ...