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Russian ballet to perform in Marietta

MARIETTA — The Russian National Ballet, performing in North America since 1999, will be featured in the Marietta College Esbenshade Series at a sold-out show at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Peoples Bank Theatre. Founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, the ...

‘RENT’ tour coming to Morgantown

MORGANTOWN — The “RENT 20th Anniversary Tour” will be on stage at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center for one show at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12. “RENT” follows a year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out their principles. The ...

‘The Playboy of the Western World’ opening at Marietta College

MARIETTA — Madison Roe of Waterford has been cast in the Marietta College production of “The Playboy of the Western World: An Irish Comedy.” The show opens 8 p.m. Friday in the Friederich Theater in the Hermann Fine Arts Center where other shows are scheduled 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. Feb. ...

Artsbridge hosting Britain at Winter Music Series

VIENNA — Britain will perform in the Artsbridge Winter Music at the Mall concert series at 2 p.m. Sunday in center court at the Grand Central Mall. Britain performs 60s and 70s classic rock music. Its repertoire consists of songs by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, the ...

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Seafood Dinner PARKERSBURG — A seafood dinner will be held 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The menu includes baked fish and cold or fried shrimp. The event is open to the public. Call in orders for takeout at 304-428-1474. *** Breakfast Buffet NEW MATAMORAS ...

February bringing performances to Mid-Ohio Valley theaters

PARKERSBURG — A variety of performances will be featured in February at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg and Peoples Bank Theatre in downtown Marietta. * In Parkersburg, New York Voices will be presented at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 on the Smoot stage. Tickets are $30-$40 for adults and ...

Guild Builders to present ‘Madagascar — A Musical Adventure Jr.’

PARKERSBURG — The Guild Builders youth theater program will present “Madagascar — A Musical Adventure Jr.” for two weekends in January. Due to renovation work at the Parkersburg Actors Guild Playhouse in downtown Parkersburg, the Guild Builder performances will be held in the ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players staging ‘All My Sons’

MARIETTA — Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning classic “All My Sons” kicks off 2020 for the Mid-Ohio Valley Players. Performance dates are 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for youth 17 and under. For ...

Hidden Marietta Paranormal Expo to scare up crowds Saturday

MARIETTA — Those people into the unusual and unexplained have a chance to meet like-minded people this Saturday at the Hidden Marietta Paranormal Expo. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lafayette Hotel ballroom. The price is $12 per person in advance and $15 per person ...

Sternwheel committee to hold fundraiser ball

MARIETTA — A committee of the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival is bringing back an old event to help raise funds for the 2020 fireworks and entertainment. A 45th anniversary ball will be held 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Lafayette Hotel. Dinner is 7 p.m. at the semi-formal event that will include ...

Stuart’s Opera House to hold open house

NELSONVILLE — Stuart’s Opera House in Athens County will hold an open house 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and open to everyone. People are invited to tour the historic Stuart’s Opera House to see newly renovated spaces for weddings, conferences, meetings or private parties. The ...

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Faculty Recital MARIETTA — Amy Yekel and Merewyn Weinkauf of Marietta College will present a faculty recital 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. Music performed will include sets by Richard Strauss, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Antonin Dvor’k and Richard Wagner. The performance also ...

River City Blues Festival to rock Marietta hotel

MARIETTA — The blues will return to Marietta in March for the 29th annual River City Blues Festival on March 20-21 at the Lafayette Hotel. The annual weekend of music is sponsored by the Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society of Marietta. For reservations and information, contact Peggy Bolen ...

Synthetic ice rink opening at Parkersburg park today

PARKERSBURG — The synthetic ice-skating rink in the Parkersburg City Park Pavilion opens to the public today, with an open skating period from 6-9 p.m. Saturday hours are 2-4 p.m. for ages 7 and younger, 4-7 p.m. for all ages and 7-9 p.m. for teens. The rink is open to all ages from 2-5 ...

Marietta Ice Festival set for Saturday

MARIETTA — Marietta Main Street’s first Marietta Ice Festival will be held 3-7 p.m. Saturday in the downtown. Seventeen carved ice sculptures will be on display, each created by local artist Tyson Whistler, Marietta Main Street said. Kicking off at 3 p.m. will be a live sculpture ...

Martin Luther King programs set in Parkersburg, Marietta

PARKERSBURG — Several programs and services honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in connection with the holiday in his honor will be held in the coming week. * Zion Baptist Church will honor the late King at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church at the corner of Eighth and Clay streets in ...

Artsbridge bringing bluegrass to Grand Central Mall

VIENNA — A bluegrass group will perform 2 p.m. Sunday in the Winter Music Series at Grand Central Mall sponsored by Artsbridge. The Sheppard Brothers Band will perform in front of H&M at the Grand Central Mall Center Court. The Sheppard Brothers have performed a traditional style of ...

Maple syrup workshop offers sweet lesson in Marietta

MARIETTA — Matt Halfhill, of Halfhill Farm in Whipple, will teach the basics of making maple syrup during a workshop this weekend. The workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in room 102 in the Rickey Science Center, Marietta College. Reservations must be made before Friday ...

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Spaghetti Dinner PARKERSBURG — A spaghetti dinner will be held 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Parkersburg Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call 304-428-0331 for takeout orders. *** 40/8 Spaghetti Dinner PARKERSBURG — American Legion — 40/8 — will hold a ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg, Mid-Ohio Valley Players prep for rest of season

PARKERSBURG — With the arrival of 2020, the Actors Guild of Parkersburg and the Mid-Ohio Valley Players in Marietta will be moving into the second half of their 2019-2020 seasons. In Parkersburg, the Guild will be relocating its next production and its Guild Builders program due to ...