Weelunk Weekender: How Best to Enjoy the Dog Days Jeremy Morris August 11, 2016 As the Dog Days of Summer heat up again, Wheeling’s festivals and special events will be at a fever pitch this weekend. Don’t miss out on some of the best music, food, and fun that Wheeling has to offer this summer. Heritage Music BluesFest A Weekend of Award-Winning Blues at Wheeling’s Beautiful Heritage Port Amphitheater FRIDAY, AUG. 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m. Taste of the Blues with Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons 5 to 6 p.m. Quinn Sullivan 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sue Foley 8 to 9 p.m. Rod Piazza And The Mighty Flyers 9:30 to 11 p.m. Shemekia Copeland SATURDAY AUG. 13 Noon to 1 p.m. IBC Winners Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Albert Castiglia 3 to 4 p.m. Ben Miller Band 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Paul DesLauriers Band 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Curtis Salgado 8:00 to 9:15 p.m. Janiva Magness 9:45 to 11 p.m. Harmonicon with Sugar Blue, Billy Branch and Jason Ricci SUNDAY, AUG, 14 1 to 2 p.m. Ben Prestage 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jonn Del Toro Richardson 4 to 5:15 p.m. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Tinsley Ellis 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Laith Al-Saadi 9 to 10:30 p.m. Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band The Blues Society of Northern West Virginia will be staging its first IBC competition on the BluesFest SecondStage to select an Act to represent it in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge. For more information: http://www.heritagemusicfest.com/ Art and Ale Friday, Aug. 12 6:30-8:30 p.m. $30 per person. Location: The Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road Sample more than a dozen craft beers while learning brewing techniques from local experts. Enjoy food prepared by Chef Charlie Schlegel and live music. For more information: http://oionline.com/events/local-craft-beer-tasting/ Improv with the Crazy 8’s Treat yourself to a night of comedy Saturday 8-10 p.m. $5 Location: Towngate Theater, 2118 Market St., Wheeling Join the Crazy 8s for a night of improvisational comedy in Wheeling. These brave performers hit the Towngate Theatre stage without a script, props or a safety net. Armed only with adrenaline and their imaginations, they make-up stories on the spot that entertain and amuse. Audience members offer suggestions for scenes, conflicts, characters, and theatrical styles and contribute directly to the action on stage. Made up of high school and college students, the Crazy 8s are brave, talented, and oh, so funny! Each performance is filled with creative comedy and laughs galore. Support these young performers! For more information: http://oionline.com/events/improv-with-the-crazy-8s-august-2016/ Mahrajan- A Lebanese Festival Sunday Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Location: Oglebay Park at Site 1, Levenson Shelter Wheeling, WV Thanks to our devoted volunteers at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, you don’t have to be Lebanese to know the English translation of “Mahrajan” is “festival.” For more than 80 years, the Mahrajan has been held in Wheeling, W. Va., welcoming thousands of people of every ethnicity across the country to share in the rich culture of our Lebanese heritage. Mass begins at 10:30 a.m. – Maronite Catholic Liturgy Food and Activities: Noon to 7 p.m. For more information: http://www.ololwv.com/mahrajan.htm 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.