Sara Shawger and Jennifer Yerdon: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 5-15. Brooks Gallery, Fairmont State. Opening reception, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 5. 367-4240.
Karen Gergely, Walk Along exhibition. March 6-28. Brooks Gallery, Fairmont State. Opening reception, March 6, 7-9 p.m. Free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours: Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
WVU Opera Theater: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 8; 3:15 p.m., Feb. 9. WVU Concert Theatre, Morgantown. 293-SHOW.
Wheeling Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. WesBanco Arena, Wheeling. www.ticketmaster.com.
Montclaire String Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24. St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, 407 Jackson St., Fairmont. 291-8277.
Youth World Music Concert: 7:30 p.m. March 6. WVU Concert Theatre, CAC, Morgantown. 293-SHOW.
Country music shows
Middletown Community Center Country Music Show: 6 p.m. White Hall, every Friday night. Dinner at 4 p.m. Donation, $5; children under 12, free. Bands featured Your Request, Eileen Smith, Rockin’ Al Anderson, and The Classics. 265-4938.
Mom’s Restaurant: Karaoke Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Alcohol and tobacco free. Tuesday night, 7 p.m., Cross Roads. Call for info, 368-9223 or 612-1061.
New Freeport, Pa., Fire Hall: Near Hundred. Saturday, Feb. 9, 7-10 p.m. Bands featured Country Pride, 7-8 p.m.; Charlie and the Country Gospel Travelers Band, 8-10 p.m. Admission, $3. Sponsored by New Freeport Ladies Auxiliary. For info, call Ruth at 724-447-2055.
Nick & Terri’s Tavern: Rt. 73 off Goshen Road exit, I-79. Every other Wednesday, 8-11 p.m., Mahlon Kisner. 225-2037.
Sagebrush Round Up: Bunner Ridge (six miles east of I-79 at exit 139). Saturday. Open stage 6-7 p.m. Bands featured this week: The Round-Up Band, Ray Hileman & The Wheels of Country, Chuck & Robbie Comas, The Matheny Family (Bluegrass), Shane & The Good Ole Boys (old Rock & Roll). Open stage, dance floor, kitchen open. $3 per adult with children under 12, accompanied by an adult, free. The Sagebrush Round-Up is located on Bunner Ridge near Fairmont six miles east of I-79 at exit 139. 986-2158; 301-334-8629; billjanoske.tripod.com. This week WV Public Broadcasting will be back to finish filming for their documentary on the Sagebrush Round-Up. It should air some time in March. Come on out and be part of all this.
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