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.
Sandy’s Country Lodge (formerly Country Inn): Rt. 73 North. Live entertainment Chicken Pickers, Feb. 8; Valentine’s party Feb. 15 with Antidote; Feb. 22, Chicken Pickers; Feb. 29, Dave Markley, McCleary Brothers Band; March 1, The Skinners. All at 9 p.m. Great food and the best jukebox around — 10,000 songs. 333-6310.
Vintage Lanes Country Music Hall: (formerly Gary’s Country Place, name has been changed). Grafton. Shows 6-10 p.m. every Saturday of the month. Pops Carter, Tommy Dee, Jody Foster, Lynn Barcus and the Country Roads Band, Betty Jo Heater and the Country Heirs, Mama’s Pride. Kitchen opens at 6 p.m. No alcohol or smoking. 265-3293.
Disney’s High School Musical: On Stage. 7 p.m. Feb. 15-16; 2 p.m. Feb. 16; 3 p.m.Feb. 17. Metropolitan Theatre, 369 High St., Morgantown. $10 for adults; $8, 12 and under. 291-MTC6, www.morgantowntheatrecompany.org
Monster Jam Family Fun Pack: Feb. 16-17. Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com.
Disney on Ice: “Finding Nemo”: Varying times. Feb. 21-24. Charleston Civic Center. www.charlestonwvciviccenter.com.
“Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music”: 10:30 a.m. April 5. WVU Concert Theatre. www.ticketmaster.com.
Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour: 7 p.m. March 5. WesBanco Arena, Wheeling. www.ticketmaster.com.
Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour: March 7-9, varying times. Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com.
The Peking Acrobats: 7:30 p.m. March 14, Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the WVU Creative Arts Center. 293-SHOW.
Smuckers’ Stars on Ice: 7:30 p.m. March 28. Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh.
World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions: 7:30 p.m. March 29. Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh.
Harlem Globetrotters: 7:30 p.m. April 8. WVU Coliseum. 293-SHOW, www.events.wvu.edu
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily present the Greatest Show on Earth: April 16-20. Charleston Civic Center. www.charlestonwvciviccenter.com.
Fairmont State artist-in-residence Kathryn Schwille: 6 p.m. Feb. 12. Musick Library Multi-Media A. Reading from her work. Reception immediately following in Wallman Hall Tower Room at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Regis Philbin: 7:30 p.m. March 6. Harv Arena at Mountaineer, Chester. www.ticketmaster.com.
MUSIC AND DANCE
123 Pleasant Street: The Flyin’ Hellfish, Thursday; Via, Chief Astronaut, Drown Culture, Friday; Vern’s Pot o’Chili, Saturday. 292-0800. www.123pleasantstreet.com.
Blue Moose Cafe shows: Every Sunday, Wayne Rowand, classical guitar virtuoso starting at around 10:30 a.m. Every Monday is Jazz Night with Jenny and Nathan Wilson starting at 7:30 p.m. and is free. Every Wednesday is open mic night hosted by Cracker Stackwell starting at 8:30 p.m. www.thebluemoosecafe.com.
College Lunch open mic hosted by Michael Stewart every Tuesday from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Located in Fairmont.
TG’s Lounge: “Sherry’s Karaoke.” 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday. $3 cover charge. 306 Adams St., Fairmont. 363-4215.
Rhythm & Brews, 245 Cheat Road (across from The Glenmark Center): Thursday, Karaoke/DJ from 8 p.m. to midnight; Friday, Mark Palmer, 5-8 p.m.; Into the Arena, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (80’s Rock); Saturday, Skyla Burrell Blues Band, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday, open mic hosted by Rob Shipley from 7 p.m. to midnight; Wednesday, Mark Palmer 6-9 p.m. For more info, call 304-284-9988. See our Web site for full calendar of events. www.rhythmandbrews.biz
Singles Dance, sponsored by Parents Without Partners, first Sunday of each month, Ramada Inn in Morgantown, 8 p.m.-midnight, $6 fee. All singles are welcome. 879-5393.
Veltri’s Supper Club: Every Wednesday, 9 p.m.-midnight, Joe Prichard, lead singer of The Recipe, hosts an open mic. People with any level of musical talent can come and play or play with him. Located at 1717 Locust Ave., Fairmont. $2 cover. 363-9464.
Waterfall Place Event Conference Center: Weed Hawks, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 9. Bruceton Mills. $5 admission. (304) 709-0311.
“Chicago.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13. University Arts Series, Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the WVU Creative Arts Center. 293-SHOW, www.events.wvu.edu.
“I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning”: 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Westchester Village, Fairmont. 694-0497, www.timmysfund.org.
“Wiley and the Hairy Man”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23; 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Masquers Production, Wallman Hall Theatre, Fairmont. 367-4240.
“African Footprint.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. University Arts Series, Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the WVU Creative Arts Center. 293-SHOW, www.events.wvu.edu
“Comic Potential.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-March 1. Gladys G.“Hairspray”: 3 and 7:30 p.m. March 8. Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre, CAC, Morgantown. 293-SHOW.
National tour of “Evita”: 7:30 p.m. April 28. Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the WVU Creative Arts Center. 293-SHOW.
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