THE CLAY CENTER
Free activities at Capitol Market on the second Saturday of each month between 10 a.m. and noon.
‰Through Sunday — “Associated American Artists: Art by Subscription.”
‰Through Dec. 30 — “Traditions: A Celebration of Heritage.”
‰Dec. 21 through March 30 — “American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940.”
‰Through March 8 — “Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure.”
‰Through Jan. 6 — “Reason for the Season.”
‰Sunday, 7 p.m. — “Cirque Dreams Holidaze.”
‰Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. — “Shrek the Musical.”
Second Saturday of each month, noon to 4 p.m. — Fun Lab.
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. — Wee Wednesdays for preschoolers.
Saturdays in December — “It’s a Wonderful Weekend!”
‰Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. — Family gingerbread workshop. Family of four or less, $55 for members; $65 for non members. Reservations are encouraged.
‰Dec. 26 through 29, noon to 4 p.m. — Holiday break activities. Kids will make fun crafts and learn about different cultures.
For ticket information, call or visit the website.
One Clay Square, Charleston; (304) 561-3570. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit theclaycenter.org.
THE FRENCH ART COLONY
‰Through Dec. 22 — Christmas show.
‰Saturday, 7 p.m. — “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at University of Rio Grande’s Fine Arts Auditorium.
‰Dec. 15, 7 p.m. — “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at Point Pleasant High School’s Wedge Auditorium.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
530 First Ave., Gallipolis; FACs family workshops require advance registration by calling (740) 446-3834. Visit frenchartcolony.org.
GRAYSON GALLERY and ART CENTER
Final Friday Art and Antiques Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. on the last Friday of the month.
The gallery is available for special showings by appointment.
The gallery is in the former Grayson Fire Station at Carole Malone Boulevard and Third Street and is seeking volunteers for all programs and operations (artists and advocates). For more information, email Dan Click at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (606) 922-0927. graysongalleryartcenter.weebly.com.
HIGHLANDS MUSEUM AND
‰The gift shop has beautiful handmade Kentucky jewelry, Kentucky Proud food products and Ashland and Kentucky souvenirs.
‰Through January — “Beauty and Extravagant Vanity.”
‰Through May — “The Ballantyne Collection.”
‰Through Jan. 4 — “Holidays at the Highlands.”
‰”Country Music Heritage Hall.”
‰“C.I. Haeberle Medical Exhibit.”
‰“William E. Martin Military Exhibit.”
‰“The Legacy of Jean Thomas.”
‰”Treehouse of My Own.”
‰“The Aqua Zone.”
‰Through Jan. 4 — Gingerbread houses on display.
‰Saturday and Dec. 15, 1 to 3 p.m. — Holiday cookie decorating class. $10 per person. Call the museum for reservation.
‰Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Pictures with Santa.
‰Saturday, 12:30 to 1 p.m. — Performance by the International Folklanders.
Reservations may be made by calling (606) 329-8888 or email email@example.com.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Cost for adults: $6.50; seniors and children: $5; Members and children two years old and younger admitted free. Rentals of Main Hall for wedding receptions or private parties are available. Call the museum for details.
Phone: (606) 329-8888; Fax: (606) 324-3218; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web address: Highlandsmuseum.com. The museum is at 1620 Winchester Ave. in Ashland.
‰Through Jan. 27 — “Tracks: Photography and the Railroad” from the George Eastman House Collection.
‰Through Feb. 3 and Feb. 23 through Oct. 20 — Huntington Federal Savings Bank presents: Mr. Fitz: Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Huntington Museum of Art.
‰Through Feb. 17 — Selected paintings from “The Daywood Collection.”
‰Through April 7 — “American Impressionism.” American Impressionists within the permanent collection include: Childe Hassam, J. Alden Weir, John Singer Sargent, Frank Benson, W. Elmer Schofield and Arthur Meltzer, to name a few.
‰Through Feb. 3 — Curator’s choice: Barrie Kaufman.
‰Saturdays, 1 to 3 p.m. — KidsArt Club. Free.
Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington. For more information, call (304) 529-2701 or visit hmoa.org.
Jesse Stuart Foundation preserves the human and literary legacy of Jesse Stuart and other Kentucky and Appalachian writers.
‰The JSF Store will be open Friday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. for First Friday Art Walk. Refreshments will be served and six local authors will sign copies of their books: James Gifford, Mark Maynard, Stacey Nelson, Edwina Pendarvis, G. Sam Piatt, and Robin L. Ramey.
‰The JSF Store will be open on Saturdays before Christmas from noon to 4 p.m. and on Christmas Eve, and until 5:30 p.m. on weekdays.
‰The JSF Regional Readers book discussion group takes a break in December. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 5:45 p.m. The January selection is “The Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver. The book group is open to all and new members are always welcome.
‰The Jesse Stuart Room features Stuart memorabilia, rare books and collectible items.
‰The Leming Art Gallery features works by area artists and photographs by William “Pictureman” Mullins.
‰The JSF Bookstore offers a wide variety of new, used and collectible books; fine art prints; pottery; Granville Pottery, gift items; Mom Blakeman’s Creamed Pull Candy; and Ruth Hunt’s “Blue Monday” candy bars; assorted and sugar-free chocolates; and bourbon balls. Also featured are books in the “Images of America” series of local pictorial histories.
‰The Young Readers’ Corner features Jesse Stuart’s junior books as well as books for children by Billy C. Clark and other regional authors; books in the “Childhood of Famous Americans” series; and resources for teachers of reading.
The Jesse Stuart Foundation is at 1645 Winchester Ave. in Ashland and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call (606) 326-1667, visit jsfbooks.com, or friend us on Facebook.
New classes starting either Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. or Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the upstairs of the L Style Salon’s Potter's Loft, 1516 Winchester Ave., Ashland. Bill Meadows is the instructor. All skills levels are accepted; students work on their own wheel. For registration information, call (304) 654-9948 or e-mail email@example.com.
MARSHALL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
‰Today, 8 p.m. — MU wind symphonic band.
‰Friday, 8 p.m. — Guest recital: Erisualdo Borges (Brazil), guitar.
‰Saturday, 3 p.m. — Junior recital: Sean Link, voice.
‰Saturday, 8 p.m. — University chorus at Johnson United Methodist Church, 513 10th St.
‰Sunday, 3 p.m. — Senior recital: Dylan Elder, trumpet.
‰Monday, 8 p.m. — MU Jazz 12.1.
‰Tuesday, 8 p.m. — Senior recital: Michael Pitaniello, guitar.
All events in Smith Recital Hall, unless noted otherwise.
The Department of Music, Marshall University, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington. (304) 696-3117. marshall.edu/cofa/music.
‰Dec. 20, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Featured artist/artisan reception.
In the Uniquely Huntington Antiques Mall at 926 Fourth Ave., Huntington, across from the Keith-Albee Theater. For more information, call (740) 464-3559 or visit miappa.com.
OUR HOUSE MUSEUM
Tour of the Federal style tavern, and view the taproom, dining room, and other usual facilities. The tavern boasts a large ballroom for social functions. A summer kitchen and beautifully landscaped courtyard make Our House a favorite for weddings. Each spring, Gallipolis celebrates General Lafayette’s visit to the Old House.
Tour admission: adults $4; children/students $1; seniors $3; Ohio Historical Society members free; adult bus tours $50/bus.
432 First Ave., Gallipolis, OH 45631. (740) 446-0586. ohiohistory.org.
PAINTED COW GALLERY
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Each Tuesday, the gallery turns into a studio home for an assortment of artists to work on their artwork. Watercolor instructions are also offered by appointment each Tuesday.
Studio home for the Lawrence County Arts Council, 103 S. Main Cross St., Louisa (across the street from the Lawrence County Courthouse).
For more information, call the gallery at (606) 638-1313 or visit paintedcowgallery.com. Also visit the site on Facebook.
The Pendleton Art Center at 1537-1539 Winchester Ave., Ashland, houses the working and retail sale studios of the Tri-State's premier artists with a wide range of talents. Open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Some studios are open daily; some are open by appointment with the artist. Contact information for artists is available in the lobby.
‰Friday, 5 to 9 p.m. — First Friday Art Walk with music by Glo and Embers.
‰Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Second Look Saturday.
Artist of the Month
Marcia Vanover, painted gift studio, and Vicki McGuire, ole' biddies' beads.
The following classes are offered at the Pendleton:
‰Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Watercolor class with Janet Lester (606) 928-8965 and Sylvia Jackson (606) 928-0257. Call to preregister and get a supply list. Enroll now.
‰Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to noon. Watercolor class with Janice LeBrun. Children’s art classes at 4 p.m. with LeBrun. (606) 329-0048. Watercolor class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with LeBrun (606) 329-0048.
‰Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon. — Learn to Draw/Sharpen Your Skills/Learn the Art of Using Color with Sylvia Jackson. (606) 928-0257.
‰Thursdays: 3 to 5 p.m. — Craft classes with Angy Hall (606) 831-3592.
‰The CCC Trail Cafe is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Fine art graphics and printing, call Denise Spaulding (606) 465-5589. For more information about renting a studio, call Denise Spaulding at (606) 465-5589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Melanie Osborne (606) 615-0022 or email email@example.com.
For more information about the center, call (606) 920-9863 or visit pendletonartcenter.com.
RENAISSANCE ART GALLERY
‰Through Sunday — “12th Annual National Miniature Exhibition.”
The gallery has a new fall fashion show of autumn themed art. This includes abstracts, watercolor and photography.
‰Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon — Painting with Fern Christian, (304) 453-3187.
‰Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. — Adult drawing with Susan Tschantz, (304) 552-2006.
‰Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Junior art with Susan Tschantz, (304) 552-2006.
‰Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Adult drawing with Susan Tschantz (304) 552-2006.
‰Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon — Painting with Fern Christian, (304) 453-3187.
‰Saturdays, 1 to 3 p.m. — Watercolor with Pati Payne, (740) 533-1516.
Unless otherwise noted, classes are taught at the gallery at the old high school, ground floor.
The gallery is open noon to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Studio hours are 10 a.m. to noon, Monday; 1 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday.
900 Eighth St., Suite 20, Huntington. For more information, call (304) 453-3187 or (304) 525-3235. Visit orgsites.com/wv/renaissance or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
December — Jennifer Reis and Seth Green, “Between Heaven and Earth.”
December — “Youth ArtWorX.”
‰Today, 5 to 7 p.m. — Reis/Green: Between Heaven and Earth reception.
‰Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. — Reis/Green: Between Heaven and Earth presentation.
205 E. Main St., Morehead; open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (606) 783-9857 or email email@example.com. rcartscenter.org.
SOUTHERN OHIO MUSEUM
‰Through Dec. 31 — “A Face in the Crowd.”
‰Through Dec. 30 — Art Werger, printmaker.
‰The Anna Louise Stanton Doll Collection offers 18th, 19th and very early 20th century beauties in bisque, china, papier mache and tin.
‰Art of the Ancients: The Ohio Valley is a stunning collection of 10,000 ancient objects. Ranging in age from 1500 to 8,000 years old.
‰The Clarence Carter Collection is the largest single collection of American Scene paintings created by the important 20th century American artist born in Portsmouth in 1904.
‰The Carl Ackerman Collection of Historic Photographs. More than 10,000 historic local photographs archived at the museum.
‰Today, noon — SmARTalk with Art Werger.
825 Gallia Street, Portsmouth. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call (740) 354-5629, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. somacc.com.
TSHD ARCHITECTS/1414 GALLERY
‰Friday through Jan. 25 — Art by MiAppa (Made in Appalachia) Artists.
1414 Winchester Ave., Ashland. (606) 393-5190. tshdarchitects.com/the-1414-gallery-at-tshd-architects-p_12.html.
THE UPSTAIRS GALLERY
December’s and half of January’s featured artist is Nikki Holmes, photographer.
Thoroughbred Gallery will have an art showing of all sorts. “Breath of Legend” by Jessica Brooks, Sharon Shmutz, Renee Shmutz-Sowards, and Courtney Thompson.
‰Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. — First Friday Art Walk with entertainment by Brian Brown, guitarist.
Thursdays, noon to 3 p.m. — Watercolor classes for beginners and intermediate painters. Call ahead to join. First class is free. Barbara Delligatti, instructor. Cost is $20.
Open the following Saturdays in December: Dec. 8, 15 and 22. Gallery and framing hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment.
The Upstairs Gallery has new art and gifts available from its 25 tri-state artists.
1428 Winchester Ave., Ashland. The Thoroughbred Gallery is at 1430 Winchester Ave., Ashland.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call Barbara at (606) 325-2470 or (304) 633-4401 or visit yessy.com/TUG.
WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
‰Through Dec. 30 — Annie Leibovitz exhibit.
‰Today, 7 p.m. — “Look: Contemporary Portraiture.”
‰Sunday, 1 p.m. — Gallery talks “See It My Way.”
‰Dec. 13 through Dec. 30 — “Art and Environment Interventions: Students Respond to the Environment.”
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; closed Monday.
1871 N. High St. at the corner of 15th Avenue on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus. For more information, call (614) 292-0330 or (614) 292-3535. wexarts.org.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 23
‰Today, 7 p.m. — Monthly meeting.
‰Fridays in December, 8:30 p.m. — Donna C. band.
‰Dec. 13, 6 p.m. — Ladies Auxiliary Christmas party.
‰Dec. 19 and 26, 5 p.m. — Hamburger fry.
Beginning January, fourth Monday of the month, 7 p.m. — American Legion Riders meeting.
705 Court St., Portsmouth. For more information, call (740) 353-3030. americanlegion23ohio.org.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 43
‰Fridays in December, 7 to 10 p.m. — Silver Strings Band.
‰Dec. 21, 7 to 10 p.m. — Silver Strings Band. Christmas dance with prizes.
‰Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to midnight — Silver Strings Band.
Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m. — Acoustic Jam.
The club is at U.S. 23 and Legion Drive in Raceland. For more information, call (606) 836-8355.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 76
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Happy Hour.
Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to close — Front Line Grill open.
Wednesdays — Karaoke with Honey Brown.
Thursdays — Karaoke with Stacy.
Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. — Split Decision Band.
Call for operating hours or to place an order (606) 329-2162.
Banquet room available.
405 20th St. at Carter Avenue in Ashland. (606) 329-2162.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 93
Mondays — Bingo. Early birds at 5 p.m. Games at 6 p.m. All packs are $5.
For more information, call (304) 453-6722.
302 Eighth St. in Kenova.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 325
Fridays, 4:30 p.m. — Bingo.
Wednesdays — Euchre tournament. Register before 7 p.m.
Saturdays, 7 p.m. — Karaoke.
The Legion is in Flatwoods. (606) 836-4141.
AMVETS POST 14
Fridays, 7 to 11 p.m. — Karaoke with Bobbi.
Saturdays, 8 p.m. to midnight — Kyote. Beer $1 and free hot dogs from 4 p.m. to close.
Saturdays, 7 p.m. — All-you-can-eat fish fry, $7. No takeouts.
Monday through Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m. — Happy hour.
Every second Monday, 7 p.m. — Post meeting.
Every third Monday, 7 p.m. — Ladies auxiliary meeting.
Every fourth Monday, 7 p.m. — Sons of the AmVets squad meeting.
No cover charge.
1425 Chestnut St. in Kenova. (304) 453-3086.
AMVETS POST 95
‰Friday, 8 p.m. to midnight — Crossfire Band.
Saturdays, 8 p.m. to midnight — Karaoke with Beth.
Wednesdays and Fridays — Ladies and sons of AMVETS serving food.
Saturdays and Sundays — Bingo.
New members welcome.
The club is off Ky. 2 in Greenup. For more information, call (606) 473-7805.
ARIEL-ANN CARSON DATER
PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
‰Saturday, 2 p.m. — “Merry Tubachristmas.”
‰Dec. 15, 8 p.m. — Country Christmas with Bill Hawks and Chase Likens.
‰Dec. 29, 8 p.m. — Unplugged, Matt King and Shelby Merry.
The center is at 426 Second Ave., Gallipolis. (740) 446-2787 or visit arieltheatre.org.
‰Thursdays, 8 p.m. to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays in December, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Gypzy Roze.
First and third Mondays, 7 p.m. — Men’s meeting.
Mondays — A League darts.
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. — Dart Association; 8 p.m. to midnight — karaoke. Ladies auxiliary will operate the kitchen.
Thursdays, 8:15 p.m. — Blind draw darts; open mic night and cornhole tournament.
Fridays and Saturdays, 9:15 p.m. — Blind draw darts.
Kitchen is open Mondays from 7 p.m. to close; Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to close. Pickup orders are available.
701 Carter Ave. in Ashland. For more information, call (606) 324-7644.
ASHLAND ELKS 350
First and third Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. — Lodge meetings.
Monday through Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Lunch served. Daily specials.
Thursday through Saturday: 6 to 9 p.m. — Dinner served.
Clubroom hours 10 a.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
900 Carter Ave. Call (606) 325-3557 for lunch specials and carryout orders. elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?lodge=350.
ASHLAND MOOSE 892
‰Dec. 16, 1 to 4 p.m. — Children’s Christmas party with a visit from Santa.
New electronic bowling game.
Daily drink specials from 3 to 7 p.m.
Activities for Moose members and guests only.
2314 Winchester Ave. in Ashland. For more information, call (606) 324-4644.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission: $6.
No drugs or alcohol permitted. 2.5 miles off U.S. 52 on Highway 140 N. off South Webster, Ohio exit.
For more information, call (740) 285-2183 or (740) 574-2991.
Saturdays, 8 p.m. — Live music by TLH and the Beechy Creek Boys. Admission is $5 and free for children younger than 11.
Second Sunday of the month, 1:30 p.m. — Gospel music. Free admission, free food; bring a dish if you like. Donations accepted at the door.
There will be door prizes, 50-50, a restaurant area and a wooden dance floor.
The center is seven miles west of the Greenup Locks and Dam off the AA Highway on Beechy Creek, Greenup. For more information, call (606) 932- 2011.
BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE
‰Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. — Holiday Memories 2012 featuring Huntington Symphony and The Lettermen. Tickets start at $25.
To place ticket orders or charge by phone, go to Ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000. Visit bigsandyarena.com.
BLACK SHEEP BURRITO & BREWS
‰Today, 9 p.m. — Big Rock & the Candy Ass Mountain Boys.
‰Saturday, 9 p.m. — Jeff Ellis.
‰Sunday, 9 p.m. — Open mic night.
‰Dec. 13, 9 p.m. — The Modock Rounders.
‰Dec. 14, 9 p.m. – Sundy Best.
‰Dec. 16, 9 p.m. — Open mic night.
‰Dec. 19, 8 p.m. — Comedy open mic night, hosted by Josh McDonald.
‰Dec. 20, 9 p.m. — Gillgumesh.
‰Dec. 22, 9 p.m. — The Allure and Richard Stewart.
‰Dec. 23, 9 p.m. — Open mic night.
‰Dec. 27, 9 p.m. — The Disappearing Man.
‰Dec. 30, 9 p.m. — Open mic night.
1555 Third Ave., Huntington. For more info call (304) 523-1555 or visit blacksheepwv.com.
BLUE RIBBON FOX HUNTERS
‰Dec. 15, 6 p.m. — Christmas party. Bring a covered dish. House Band.
‰Dec. 31, 8 p.m. — Bobby Maynard and Breakdown, Firing Line and Bottom Line. Tickets: $12.
4643 Blue Ribbon Road, Catlettsburg.
All shows start at 7 p.m. and are $12 unless otherwise noted.
For more information, call (304) 634-8232. blueribbonfoxhunters.com.
CALLIHAN’S AMERICAN PUB AND GRILL
‰Saturday through Dec. 23 — Hobbit Feast.
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. — jam night.
The venue is at Kyova Mall on U.S. 60. Visit callihanspub.com or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/callihans.
CARTER CAVES STATE RESORT PARK
‰First Monday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m. — Pickin’ at the Caves.
344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill. For more information and reservations, call the park at (606) 286-4411 or (800) 325-0059. For a list of the weekend's activities, visit parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/events.aspx.
CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER
‰Today through Sunday — Children's Theatre of Charleston presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”
‰Dec. 15 — Sports card and memorabilia show.
To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25301. (304) 345-1500. Visit charlestonwvciviccenter.com.
‰Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m. — Mystery reading group.
‰Wednesdays, 6 p.m. — Sci-Fi reading group.
‰Thursdays, 7 p.m. — Evening reading group.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 159 E. Main St., Morehead. For more information, call (606) 784-8364 or visit coffeetreebooks.com.
Fridays, 7 p.m. to midnight — Karaoke and open mic.
Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. — Line dance class.
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. to midnight — DJ Rodney Stanley.
Reservations are being taken for weddings, receptions and parties; call (606) 369-1335.
Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for ages 3 to 12; and children younger than 3 admitted free. Family atmosphere and no alcohol permitted. Concessions available.
The club is at 5405 Roberts Drive in Ashland. For more information, call Roy Hicks at (606) 369-1335.
FIRST STAGE THEATRE
‰Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2:30 p.m. — “Scrooge the Musical.”
At Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium, Huntington City Hall, 800 Fifth Ave., Huntington, W.Va. Adults $12; children and seniors $10.
FORGOTTEN TIMES FARM
Open Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. until dark and all day Saturday.
On Little Cat Fork Road in Louisa off Rt. 3 south from Ashland, north from Louisa. Call ahead for crop availability at (606) 686-3301. Visit the farm on Facebook facebook.com/forgotntymesfarm.
FORT FALLS AND FRIENDS
Fridays and Saturdays in December — Paid in Full.
Restaurant open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Owner is Audrey Blevins. Doors open at 6 p.m. Adults, $6 and children younger than 12 admitted free. At Junction 182 on Carter Caves State Park Road. Half-and-half drawings, cash drawings on every break. Concessions served; no alcohol.
For more information, call (606) 474-6400 or (606) 475-3664.
THE FRAME UP GALLERY
& CAFE ZEAL
The art of Al Cornet.
Hours: Monday, noon to 3 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday by appointment.
Hard-to-find gift items and custom framing design.
Gallery is at 1436 Winchester Ave. in Ashland, across from the Ashland Plaza Hotel. (606) 324-8565. Visit theframeupgallery.com.
‰Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Against the Grain.
‰Dec. 14 and 15, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. — tba.
‰Dec. 21 and 22, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Lickety Split.
‰Dec. 28 and 29, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Southern Thunder.
‰Dec. 31, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Shades of Red.
Wednesdays, 9 p.m. — Beer drinkers and hell raisers open mic night. Must be 21 years of age.
Thursdays, 7 to 11 p.m. — Live music with Jimmy Jack.
2515 S. Third St., Ironton. For more information, call (740) 532-8337.
Mondays — Pool tournament and open mic.
Tuesdays — Karaoke.
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays — Live music.
Thursdays — Ladies night with DJ Slim from The Planet.
Sundays — Live bluegrass.
Bar opens at 10 a.m. Kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 100 Center St., Ironton. For more information, call (740) 532-3223 or email email@example.com. fuzzyduckironton.com.
GATEWAY REGIONAL ARTS
"Colored Memories" paintings by Ruth Hunt Wood.
‰Friday, 4:30 p.m. — Holiday artisan and gift market exhibition opening.
‰Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. — Polar Express.
‰Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m. — Gateway Camera Club Christmas dinner.
‰Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 15, 3 and 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 16, 3 p.m. — “Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”
‰Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m. — Noteables Youth Chorus concert.
‰Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m. — Open mic night.
Mondays and Fridays, 9 to 10:15 a.m. — Yoga with instructor Rena Hauck.
The Center will be closed the month of January and will open in February with the annual Gateway Camera Club Exhibition.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Gateway Arts Center is at 101 E. Main St. in Mount Sterling. For more information, call (606) 783-2481 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit gatewayartscenter.com.
GREENBO LAKE STATE
‰Dec. 13 through 16 — Hunting packages.
965 Lodge Road in Greenup. For more information, call (606) 473-7324 or email email@example.com.
Various packages of lodging and food available. Call (800) 325-0008. http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/greenbo-lake/default.aspx.
GREENUP DANCE CLUB
Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. — Dancing. Admission: $5. Music by Jazz R Us. Concessions for sale. Dances are at Greenup Senior Center, 1617 Ashland Road, Greenup (Applegate Shopping Center).
HAWKS NEST STATE PARK
‰Dec. 15, 9 to 11 a.m. — Breakfast with Santa. 9 to 11:30 a.m. — Nature crafting in the conference room.
49 Hawks Nest Park Road, Ansted, W.Va. For more information, call (304) 658-5212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. hawksnestsp.com.
HUNTINGTON DANCE THEATRE
‰Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. — 31st annual performance of “The Nutcracker.”
Shows will be performed at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards Playhouse in Huntington.
KYOVA GOSPEL MUSIC
‰Friday — The New Vision Trio, Clear Voice Trio, Rose Fisher and The Community Praise Band.
‰Dec. 14 — The Artrip Family, The Singing Shafers, John Thornsberry and Friends and Greg Edens.
‰Dec. 21 — The Heavenbound James Gang, The West Virginia Couriers, All 4 Him and Rita Broyles.
‰Dec. 28 — His Own, The Tignors, Kay Baden and New Journey.
Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m.
Friday night's at KYOVA are at the New Life Center of Princess Chapel. It is at the intersection of Ky. 5 and old US 60.
For more information, call Arnold Sexton at (606) 836-5582; visit kyova.org or email Arnold@kyova.org.
LEXINGTON OPERA HOUSE
‰Friday, Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16, 2 p.m. — Lexington Ballet Company, “The Nutcracker.” Tickets start at $19.75.
‰Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. — Robert Cray Blues Band. Tickets $44.50.
‰Dec. 19, 8 p.m. — Ben Sollee. Tickets $20.50.
‰Dec. 22, 2 and 8 p.m. and Dec. 23, 2 p.m. — Kentucky Ballet Theatre, “The Night Before Christmas.” Tickets start at $16.
430 W. Vine St., Lexington. (859) 233-4567. lexingtonoperahouse.com.
LIVING WITH A CAUSE
“TG” entertainment’s upcoming events:
‰Dec. 14, 7 p.m.; Dec. 15, 2 and 7 p.m. and Dec. 22, 2 and 7 p.m. — JAX Theatre presents: “A Christmas Carol, The Musical.”
‰Dec. 18 — Andy McGinnis, Good News Trio, Joy Jones and the Jones Boys.
‰Dec. 21 — Christmas show with Terry Hall and the Dave Morrison Band.
‰Dec. 28 — The Joe Freeman Bluegrass Band.
‰Dec. 30, 6:30 p.m. — Youth party/concert featuring: Rev II Ten, Trinu, and King Thursday! Free.
‰Dec. 31, 8 p.m. — New Year’s Eve celebration.
Unless otherwise noted, all shows start at 7:30 p.m. and are always “G” rated.
The venue is at 8805 Ohio River Road, Wheelersburg. Call (740) 574-6000.
For more information and to check updates, go to songs23.com or tgentertainmentlive.com.
MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER
‰Today, 7 p.m. — Prestonsburg High School Music Department presents “Bringing it ALL Home for the Holidays.” Tickets $6.
‰Friday, Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m. — Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry Christmas 2012. Tickets start at $10.
To order tickets or for more information, call (888) MAC-ARTS or (606) 886-2623 or visit macarts.com. The venue is at 50 Hal Rogers Drive in Prestonsburg.
MOUNTAINEER OPRY HOUSE
‰Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers.
‰Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. — The Rarely Herd Band.
Concessions are available in a friendly family atmosphere where there is no smoking or alcohol.
Doors and concessions open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15; $12 for seniors; and $5 for children.
Mountaineer Opry House in Milton is the local hot spot for bluegrass music in the Huntington/Charleston area. At the Milton exit of I-64. Ten minutes east of Huntington or 20 minutes west of Charleston. For more information, call (304) 743-5749. mountaineeropry.com.
NORTH BEND STATE PARK
‰Dec. 15 — Breakfast with Santa.
‰Dec. 31 — New Year’s Eve party.
202 North Bend Park Road, Cairo, W.Va. For more information, call (304) 643-2931 or email email@example.com. northbendsp.com.
PARAMOUNT ARTS CENTER
‰Today and Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. — “Miracle on 34th Street.” Adults $14; Students $10; Lap seats $5 added to adult ticket.
‰Tuesday, 7 p.m. — Moscow Ballet. Tickets start at $35.
‰Dec. 13, 7 p.m. — “”Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Adults $10; Students $8; Lap seats $5 added to adult ticket.
‰Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. — Christmas with John Berry. Tickets start at $10.
Lap seats are for children 12 months and under.
For more information, visit paramountartscenter.com or call (606) 324-3175.
PORT CITY CAFE AND PUB
‰Today, 8 p.m. — Poetry open mic with Neil Carpathios.
‰Friday, 9 p.m. — The Interns.
‰Saturday, 9 p.m. — Jack Vetter.
‰Wednesday, 7 p.m. — Justin Bell.
‰Dec. 14, 9 p.m. — Stanley.
‰Dec. 15, 8 p.m. — Irish Christmas Party.
‰Dec. 19, 7 p.m. — Andy Russell.
‰Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. — Steve Free.
‰Dec. 21, 9 p.m. — Karaoke.
‰Dec. 28, 9 p.m. — Karaoke.
‰Dec. 29, 8 p.m. — Rose Mountain Ramblers.
‰Dec. 31, 9 p.m. — New Year’s Eve with The Interns.
424 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth. For more information, call (740) 355-9015. theportcitycafeandpub.com.
‰Dec. 15 — Billie Renee and Cumberland Band (Christmas Show).
All shows are $8 and start at 7 p.m., but could be subject to change. The community center is on Ky. 3295, 3.8 miles west of Grayson Lake.
For more information, call Bill Gilbert at (606) 286-5124 or Larry Carroll at (606) 286-5788.
‰Every Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m. — Karaoke with Walt and Missy.
‰Live music every Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m.
The Red Barn is on Ky. 7 at Warnock in Greenup County.
Cake and admission ticket giveaway each night.
Admission is $5. Children 10 and younger admitted free.
Flat screen TV and Wi-Fi available.
Available to rent for individual or company occasions.
No alcohol allowed.
Follow the Red Barn on Facebook at facebook.com/kyredbarn.
For more information, call (606) 922-9346.
ROCK SPRINGS WINERY
Dinners first and third Friday of the month by reservation only. Price: $35 per person.
All wine tastings start at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.
1081 Rock Springs Road, Grayson. For reservations, call (606) 923-9085 or (606) 474-2315. Visit rockspringswinery.biz.
SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS
BENEFIT CONCERT DINNER
‰Saturday, 9 a.m. — Third annual “Sounds of Christmas” 5k race/walk, downtown Russell.
‰Dec. 15 — The Stephen Salyers “Sounds of Christmas will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Bellefonte Country Club, Ashland. Includes dinner, silent auction and live entertainment. Special musical guest, James Otto. Other special guests include, Marty Brennaman and his wife.
STUART’S OPERA HOUSE
‰Today, 8 p.m. — An evening with Arlo Guthrie.
‰Friday, 7 p.m. — Winter wine express on the Hocking Valley scenic railway. Tickets start at $25.
‰Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Dec 14 and 15, 8 p.m. and Dec. 16, 2 p.m. — Brick Monkey presents: “An Appalachian Christmas Carol.” Tickets start at $10.
52 Public Square, Nelsonville, Ohio. For more information, call (740) 753-1924 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org.
Fridays and Saturdays — Karaoke with Honey Boggs.
719 Oak St., Kenova. (304) 453-4320.
TRI-STATE YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Dec. 13, 8 p.m. — Annual Christmas concert, ballroom of ARTS Renaissance. Admission: $5; children 12 and younger admitted free.
For more information contact Ron Caviani at firstname.lastname@example.org or (304) 743-7425.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
SINGLETARY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
‰Friday, 7:30 p.m. — The Brian Setzer Orchestra.
Shows by the Studio Players are at the Carriage House Theatre, Lexington.
405 Rose St., Lexintgon. Main office (859) 257-1706; for tickets, call (859) 257-4929. finearts.uky.edu/singletary-center.
‰Fridays, 8 to 11 p.m. — Rockin’ Country.
‰Saturdays, 8 to 11 p.m. — Git-er-Done Band.
Free drawing for a free pass to the show and half and half drawing. Admission is $6; those younger than 12 admitted free. Family oriented. No alcohol. Concessions are available. Free parking.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
28 Grahn Road, Olive Hill. For more information, call (606) 286-1420 or (606) 474-8485.
THE V CLUB
‰Friday, 8 p.m. — Oreo Jones with DMA, DJ Action Jackson and Dinosaur Burps.
‰Saturday, 9:30 p.m. — WMUL Cutting Edge Fest 2012: A benefit for Cabell-Huntington-Wayne Animal Shelter and Little Victories.
‰Dec. 15, 8 p.m. — Bobaflex, Devil by Design, Liecus, Underthro and In the Company of Wolves.
‰Dec. 21, 8 p.m. — The Tom McGees, Mad Anthony and Sweatband.
‰Dec. 22, 8 p.m. — Sasha Colette and the Magnolias, The Good Ol’ Boys and a Girl and Tyler Childers.
‰Dec. 29, 10 p.m. — Qiet.
‰Dec. 31, 8 p.m. — AC30, The Heptanes and Deadbeats and Barkers.
Most tickets are available online at etix.com.
741 Sixth Ave. in Huntington. vclublive.com.
VFW POST 8850
Ladies auxiliary meetings are at 6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of the month.
3028 S. Third St., Ironton. For more information, call Walt Butler at (740) 532-3000.
WHISKEY RIVER SALOON
‰Friday — Comedy series featuring Jeromy Moore.
Tuesdays — Karaoke.
Wednesdays — Advanced line dance class. Free.
Thursdays — Beginner line dance class. Free.
Fridays — DJ Tinia.
Come in and try out our dart board, pool tables and large dance floor.
In the Grandview Inn, County Road 450, South Point. For more information and tickets, call (740) 377-9077. Kitchen open until 2 a.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. — Music.
Food, beverages and entertainment; features will be 25 cent wings; 99 cent draft beer; and DJ Atom Bomb nightly from 10 p.m. to close. Free parking across from the Holiday Inn.
The club is at 809 Third Ave., Huntington. For more information, call (304) 697-2789.
WHITEY’S MUSIC BARN
‰Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. — Country Junction Band, open mic.
‰Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m. — New Sounds Band and guest.
Cost: $6. Children younger than 10: $3. New performers are welcome and needed. Guitar lessons are available.
Hot food on Fridays and Saturdays. No alcoholic beverages or drugs permitted.
Exit Ohio 522 onto Park Street in Wheelersburg.
Call (740) 357-3571 for more information or directions. whiteys-music-barn.webs.com.
‰Saturday — Country Music Museum, Paintsville.
For more information, call (606) 831-7595 or visit facebook.com/bronsonbushmusic.
Head South band members are Phil Osborne, lead guitar; Larry Deerfield, drums; Tom Hall, bass; and Tom Stephens, keyboards.
THE CORNBREAD MAFIA BAND
‰Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. to midnight — Greenup VFW post 1168, Greenup.
‰Dec. 31, 8 p.m. — Greenup VFW post 1168, Greenup.
‰Dec. 20, 9 p.m. — Black Sheep Burrito & Brews, Huntington.
Original funky, jazzy, groove music performed by the Gillum brothers, Andrew and Nathan Gillum. Visit facebook.com/gillgumesh.
‰Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in December, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Ashland Eagles.
Band members are Robin Fraley, lead vocals, Jason Fields, bass and lead vocals, Donnie Stacy, guitars and sound, Mike Boggs, guitars and Josh Kitchen, drums and lead vocals. Visit myspace/gypzyroze06 or facebook.com/pages/Gypzy-Roze/205022341087.
‰Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. — Holiday Memories featuring The Lettermen. Tickets start at $25. Big Sandy Superstore Arena.
Tickets on sale. For more information, call (304) 781-8343 or visit huntingtonsymphony.org.
‰Saturday and Dec. 22, 8 p.m. to midnight — End Zone, Ironton.
‰Dec. 15 and 29, 7 to 10 p.m. — American Legion Post 43, Raceland.
Members are Dennis Page, Sheree Page, Greg Combs, Ernie Davis and Richard Hensley.
‰Today, 9 p.m. — West Virginia Polo Club, Parkersburg, W.Va., 1023 Depot St.
‰Dec. 15, 10 p.m. — The Slab Inn, Post Falls, Idaho.
‰Dec. 27, 7 p.m. — Manship Theater, Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, La.
For more information, visit rickhuckaby.com.
SILVER STRINGS BAND
AMERICAN LEGION POST 43
‰Fridays in December, 7 to 10 p.m. — American Legion Post 43, Raceland.
‰Dec. 21, 7 to 10 p.m. — American Legion Post 43, Raceland.
‰Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to midnight — American Legion Post 43, Raceland.
‰Dec. 28 and 29, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Frogtown USA, Ironton.
Band members are John Sharp, rhythm, vocals; Wayne Neal, lead guitar; Jason Neal, bass and keyboard; and Jim Rice, drummer.
Visit the band at facebook.com/southern.thunder.16?fref=ts or myspace.com/thesouthernthunderband01.
SPLIT DECISION BAND
Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. — American Legion Post 76, 405 20th St. at Carter Ave. in Ashland.
Band members are Tim Holmes, lead vocals, guitar and percussion; Mike Allen, lead guitar and vocals; Gary Higginbotham, keyboard and vocals; Tony Thomas, bass and vocals; and Steve Wurts, drums and DJ.
Email email@example.com or visit facebook.com/pages/The-Split-Decision-Band/493658340243.
‰Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. — Port City Cafe and Pub, Portsmouth.
For more information, visit stevefree.com.