SLAM DUNK!

Join the Harlem Globetrotters for an evening filled with high-flying dunks and family fun at WesBanco Arena at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10. Tickets available at etix.

AN EVENING FOR ‘THE BIRDS’

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller “The Birds” is showing on the Towngate Theatre big screen for one night only Friday, Jan. 10, as part of Towngate’s Dinner and a Movie series. “The Birds” centers on a small northern California coastal town that is inexplicably attacked and rendered helpless by massive flocks of aggressive birds. The film stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren, in her screen debut. Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette and Veronica Cartwright have supporting roles. 304-242-7700; www.oionline.com

HERE COMES THE BRIDAL SHOW

Couples from across the Ohio Valley can gain inspiration for their upcoming nuptials, browse more than 20 local vendors, and participate in contests from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Wheeling Park Bridal Show at the White Palace. Mingle with the area’s top wedding vendors in a fun, stress-free environment while being inspired by delicious cuisine, modern fashions, live entertainment, makeovers and more. Attendees will be eligible to win prizes throughout the event. $5 at the door; guests ages 21+ will receive one complimentary drink ticket.

SWEET SANCTUARY

Do you love good music, but are tired of the same old Ohio Valley Bar scene? Do you want your night out to be beneficial to how you feel? Does an event that touches all your senses sound intriguing? Join Eric and Mary of the New Age Adenas for Sanctuary Sessions, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Under The Elder Tree Apothecary & Healing Arts Centre for a special evening of music, good company fused with entertaining relaxation and therapy in the Himalayan Salt Sanctuary. Lounge back on comfortable couches and cozy floor seating under the ambient twinkling stars. Breathe in deeply the benefits of salt therapy and listen to heartfelt vibes in this intimate uplifting space. BYOB. Hot tea for chilling you out will be available for those choosing not to bring a drink. Space is limited; advanced reservations required. $15

AN IMPORTANT DIALOGUE

Ron Scott

Rabbi Lief

With Wheeling’s MLK Celebration events happening this month, Temple Shalom is partnering with the YWCA for a dialogue on the state of Black/Jewish Relations in the nation and here in the Wheeling community at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at Temple Shalom, 23 Bethany Pike. “As Jews, we are commanded to care for the stranger, as we were strangers in the Land of Egypt,” says Rabbi Joshua Lief. “In the 1960s, this concept led the Jewish community to support our Black neighbors in the struggle for Civil Rights. In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in anti-Semitism within the African American community, spurred by Louis Farrakhan and others.” The entire Wheeling community is invited to join the dialogue between Rabbi Lief from Temple Shalom and Ron Scott, Cultural Diversity and Community Outreach director for the YWCA. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome.

MLK EVENTS

The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee invites the community to attend events spanning nine days beginning Sunday, Jan. 12. All are free, but a $5 donation is suggested for the dinner that follows the MLK March on Sunday, Jan. 19. Events include:

Sunday, Jan. 12

• 6 p.m. —  “A Celebration of Music, Liberty & Knowledge,” featuring Ezra & the Reletivs, Wheeling University Troy Theater

Wednesday, Jan. 15 (Dr. King’s birthday)

• 6:30 p.m. — Upper Ohio Valley Ministerial Alliance Prayer Service, Fourth Street United Methodist Church (UMC), 1060 Chapline St., Wheeling. The preacher will be Rev. James M. Agnew, pastor of the Tree of Life Apostolic Church; a Community Choir will perform.

Sunday, Jan. 19

• 2 p.m. — MLK March, beginning at the Windmill, 470 Stone Blvd., Wheeling (at the top of Wheeling Hill). Park by the Windmill or at Fourth Street UMC, 1060 Chapline St. Buses will take marchers to the top of the hill

• 3 p.m. — Interfaith Prayer Service, Fourth Street UMC, 1060 Chapline St.

• 4 p.m. — Community Banquet, YWCA Wheeling, 1100 Chapline St.; Keynote speaker is Chief Ivin B. Lee, West Virginia’s first African American female police chief. The Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks Award winners will be honored.

Monday, Jan. 20

• 9 a.m. — Children’s Breakfast, YWCA Wheeling, 1100 Chapline St.

• 9:30 p.m. — Local MLK winners award presentations, YWCA Wheeling

• 10:30 a.m. — Special children’s programming (5- to 12-year-olds) in honor of Dr. King

LUNCH ON THE FRONTIER

Joe Roxby will discuss his new book about Frontier Legend Sam Brady (1756-95), one of the legendary Indian fighters of his day in the Wheeling area, at Lunch With Books, set for noon, Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Ohio County Public Library. A born leader with woodsman’s skills rivaling those of Lewis Wetzel, Brady led a band of scouts who watched the trails and acted as an early warning system for Indian attacks. In October of 1781, he was captured by Indians, but escaped, crossing 150 miles of wilderness to get home safely. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch, and complimentary beverages are provided. 304-232-0244; www.ohiocountylibrary.org

Sam Brady (artwork by Anne Foreman)

ALT ROCK

Undo’s Elm Grove will present a unique blend of light and alternative rock from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, when singer-songwriter Jon Clark takes the stage. Clark performs music from the 1960s through the early 2000s, along with a few select original songs. Undo’s is located at 2153 National Road, Wheeling.

LOVE, LOVE ME DO

Beatlemania Magic will present some of the world’s finest Beatles tributes at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Wheeling Island Showroom at the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack. $15-$20. Tickets available at the Wheeling Island Gift Show or through Ticketmaster.

WINTRY REDS

Taste some extraordinary reds at the wine tasting at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Good Mansion Wines. The tasting will begin with the perfect wine for winter pot roasts and slow-cooked stews — Nebbiolo wines from Piedmont, Italy. $15 at the door, no reservations needed.

WHAT’S THE MOVIE?

Guess the title of the Monday Night Movie set for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Ohio County Public Library. (SPOILER ALERT: title on library link!) In this 1944 classic, a writer and notorious marriage detractor falls for the girl-next-door, and they tie the knot on Halloween. When the newlyweds return to their respective family homes to deliver the news, the groom finds a corpse hidden in a window seat. With his eccentric aunts, disturbed uncle and homicidal brother, he starts to realize that his family is even crazier than he thought. Light refreshments and popcorn are served.

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