EVENTS: Ribs, Chicken, Brews, Blues


The ninth annual Ohio Valley Rib & Chicken Cook-Off will be held at Wheeling’s Heritage Port from noon to 11 p.m. Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23. Rib and chicken burners will be vying for the Carl Carenbauer Grand Champion trophy along with first-and second-place trophies for ribs and for chicken, and for the people’s choice award. If ribs and chicken is not your thing, there will be other food vendors selling your favorite summertime food and beverages. Free live entertainment at the main stage on 12th Street includes: Vinyl Soul and New Silver Eagle Band on Friday; and the Ron Retzer Trio, the Sarah Hays Band and the Remedy Band on Saturday. Craft vendors will be hawking their wares, and a beer garden will be open for your enjoyment. Participants can win prizes at the Budweiser corn-hole tournaments to be held both. 740-695-3639.


Oglebay Good Zoo and OVConnect are hosting the ninth annual Good Zoo Brew from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 23. IPAs, Porters, and Ales – oh my! Sample more than 50 beers and other adult beverages. Savor delicious cuisine from a variety of local restaurants. Stroll through several sections of the zoo to experience the animals, as well as live music and train rides. 304-243-4100. Buy tickets here.


Known for his blazing million-dollar smile and his high-energy shows, Biscuit Miller, along with his band, The Mix, will perform at BluesDays at River City, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21. He is a born entertainer and is at home on the stage where he connects with his audience through a fun and funky approach to the blues. $20; tickets at the door (1400 Main St., Wheeling) or



  • Ron Retzer Trio (variety), Marshall County Summer Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Friday, June 22, Moundsville Riverfront Park.
  • Sierra Hull (bluegrass/folk), Oglebay Summer Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Sunday, June 24, Oglebay’s Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater, Wheeling.
  • Sarah Hays Band (classic rock/blues), Toe Tappin’ Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, Warwood Garden Park, Wheeling. 304-234-6432
  • Radio Tokyo (pop), St. Clairsville Summer Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, Central Park Complex, St. Clairsville. 740-695-2037.
  • Hoard and Jones (country rock), Wheeling Waterfront Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, Heritage Port, Wheeling.


Skyflight Productions presents two evenings of entertainment this week. Paleface, a high-energy and charismatic duo, will entertain on Thursday, June 21, at the Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville. On Saturday, June 23, Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Wildwoods at the Grange Hall in Barnesville. Nebraska natives, The Wildwoods, bring a pioneering sound to Americana roots music. For both shows, doors will open at 7:30 p.m.; the shows begin at 8 p.m. $10. 423-276-2653 or Skyflight Productions on Facebook.

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“Kung Fu Panda” will be on the big screen at the Summer Dive-In Movie at Wheeling Park Pool, Saturday, June 23. Free with pool admission; $6.25, kids 4-12, $7.25, those 13 and older. The movie also can be enjoyed free of charge from the upper level of the Stone building. 304-243-4085.

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will present a “Think Outside the Book” film for “Teen Tuesday” at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 26. “Love, Simon,” a comedy-drama-romance based upon the novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, is a coming-of-age story from the producers of “The Fault In Our Stars.” The film showing is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring their own snacks and seat cushions if desired. The Moundsville Library is located at the corner of Tomlinson and Fifth Street in Moundsville. 304-845-6911.


This weekend is the last chance to see the Brooke Hills Playhouse comedy, “A Fox on the Fairway,” to be presented at 8 p.m. June 22-23, and at 2 p.m. June 24. “A Fox on the Fairway” is a farcical look at the sillier side of golf, in which the stuffy members of the Quail Valley Golf and Country Club retire to the club’s Tap Room for a tale of mistaken identities, slamming doors and over-the-top romantic hijinks. Cast includes: Walt Warren, Connie J. Wendel, Michelle Ross, Dan Harry, Doug Gouldsberry and Destiny Walsh. 304-737-3344


Wheeling Jesuit University will hold a two-person golf scramble, Friday, June 22, at Wheeling Country Club with all the proceeds to support student scholarships at the university. The scramble is open to the public and will begin with a breakfast and check in at 8:30 a.m. at the Wheeling Country Club. Golfers will hit the links at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. All golfers must register in advance. 304-243-8166;


Join Wheeling Heritage and Lindsay Schooler of Happy Goat Yoga for Yoga on the Lawn, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 27. All experience levels welcome. Bring your own mat if you have one. The event, which is part of Wheeling Heritage’s Trek the Trail programming, will be held on the lawn at Heritage Port. 304-232-3087;


Good Mansion Wines staff faves will be featured at the wine tasting at 6 p.m. Friday, June 22. Each staff member will share one favorite. Served with cheeses and baguettes. $15 at the door, no reservations needed.


Jim Brockman, curator of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum located at the Brooke County Library, will give a history of the Bataan Death March and share artifacts from the ADBC Museum, at noon, Tuesday, June 26, at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library. 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;