SHOOT!

Don’t miss the crazy basketball antics of the Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at WesBanco Arena. Join the Globetrotters as they celebrate their fans during the all-new Fan Powered World Tour! Interact with Globetrotters stars more than ever before, both on and off the court. Tickets available online or at the WesBanco Arena box office, 14th St., Wheeling.

THE GOOD NEIGHBOR

Lunch With Books, at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 15, will feature Maxwell King, author of “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers.” The first full-length biography of Fred Rogers tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories and archival documents, King traces Rogers’ personal, professional and artistic life through decades of work. King is the CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation. After a career in journalism, including eight years as editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, King served as president of the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Endowments for nearly a decade. 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

JAZZ AT THE STIFEL

Jazz artist Jimmy Sapienza and his band, Five Guys Named Moe, will perform Saturday, Jan.12, at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center as part of the Jazz at the Stifel music series. Sapienza and his band are known for outstanding performances and world-class sound. The Moe repertoire is comprised of hundreds of songs that include swing and pop standards, jazz, big band, rhythm and blues, Latin and classic rock. While enjoying a selection of desserts and wines that are available for purchase at all jazz shows, guests can explore the historic home and also view the art on display in the galleries. $20. 304-242-7700; www.oionline.com

AND THE BEST OF SHOW IS …

Student artists will be recognized at the opening of the 30th annual Regional Student Art Exhibition, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at a free reception and awards ceremony at the Stifel Fine Arts Center. Prizes, selected by guest juror John Blumen, are awarded to the top three entries in the categories of drawing, painting, photography and 3D sculpture. One Best of Show Award will also be presented during the opening reception. Awards will be announced at approximately 7:30 p.m. The exhibit continues through Feb. 15 and is open Monday-Saturday, free of charge. Blumen, a freelance illustrator based in Pittsburgh, has an eclectic portfolio that runs the gamut from industrial design to children’s books. www.oionline.com

JOHN BLUMEN

‘THE SECRET IN THE WINGS’

West Liberty University’s Hilltop Players’ production of “The Secret in the Wings” will have a final run-through of the play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, before the cast heads off to compete at the Region Two Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival next week at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Thursday’s performance in Kelly Theatre is free and open to the public, though donations will be accepted to help fund the trip to New Jersey. Read more about the show’s latest honor here.

THE SMASHING NEBBIOLO

Taste a smashing lineup of Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara, Lessona, Ghemme — different renditions of the Nebbiolo grape from the Piedmont of Italy as Good Mansion Wines features a portfolio of these wines at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. The wines, not to be found anywhere else in this region of the county, will be served with cheeses of the Piedmont area and French baguettes. $10, no reservations needed. www.goodmansionwines.com

UP THE ROAD

• The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust celebrates 15 years of presenting outstanding jazz performances in the Pittsburgh Cultural District, from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the  Greer Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh. Legendary drummer Roger Humphries and RH Factor will lead an all-star jam session. Jazz artists who have performed for the JazzLive series will be the evening’s guests of honor, mingling with the jazz community to celebrate the program’s 15th anniversary year, and its significant contribution to jazz in the Pittsburgh region. www.TrustArts.org/JazzLive

A digital lottery for “Hamlton” tickets continues in conjunction with the show’s run (through Jan. 27) in Pittsburgh at the Benedum Center. Forty tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. Use the official app for HamiltonMusical.com/app or visit HamiltonMusical.com/lottery to register. The lottery will open at 11 a.m. two days prior to the performance date and will close for entry at 9 a.m. the day prior to the performance. Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 11 a.m. the day prior to the performance via email and SMS (if mobile number is provided). “Hamilton” is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first treasury secretary. www.trustarts.com

 

 



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