Your Guide to the Weekend
For Those About To Rock -- We Salute You
It may be Mother's Day weekend but we don't care what mama don't allow, going rock this town to dust anyhow.
Here's a look at a few good rock shows this weekend.
Five-band Bobaflexed blowout: There's a wicked blast of locally-based, nationally known rock Saturday, May 11, at the V Club, 741 6th Ave., as former CHUM frontman John Lancaster is on the bill with the Mason County monsters of melodic metal, Bobaflex. Ten Carp Lie, Downtrend and Stych in Tyme are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $14.
KISS tribute act at Milton: The Milton Performing Arts Center at West Virginia Pumpkin Park hosts the KISS tribute act, Mr. Speed at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Cover is $20 advance and $25 at the door. The venue is smoke and alcohol free. Call 304-634-5857 or 304-654-1339. Go online at www.miltonpac.com for more info.
C&S Railroad at the Black Sheep: If you like soul-stamped country and rocked up rhythm and blues, head over to the Black Sheep Burrito and Brews, 1555 3rd Ave., Huntington at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 11, where award-winning blues singer/songwriter and slide guitarist Chris Sutton rolls out his band C&S Railroad, featuring Mark the Harp; Steve Hall; and Jim Branham, and John Rickman for a free show.
Mud Fest: Runs noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Hamlin Lions Cub Field. Mudfest 2013 is a free, all ages rock concert. Sponsored by Wood Boys Music, the fest features Twist of Fate, Everpulse, Born of Conviction, Relative Obscurity and Harrah. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rocking Charleston: Tri-State stage rocker, Ryan Hardiman has made a name starring in such productions as Huntington Outdoor Theater's "Beauty and the Beast," and multiple appearances with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. This weekend Hardiman takes to the stage as Che as the Charleston Light Opera Guild presents the last weekend of the classic rock opera, "Evita" at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10-11 and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12. All seats are reserved at $20 by stopping by the Little Theatre Box Office or by calling 304-343-2287.
Friday, May 10
V rolls out red carpet for fourth annual prom
The V Club, 741 6th Ave., Huntington, is always ready for a good dance party and that dance factor gets turned up a notch or 10 on Friday, May 10 as it hosts the 4th annual Prom at the V (senior prom, that is), a fundraiser for the Cabell County Relay for Life.
Featuring entertainment by DJ Charlie Brown Superstar, Dinosaur Burps, and Coyotes In Boxes, the mock-prom invites adults (couples and singles welcome) to get dressed up walk the red-carpet, guzzle spiked punch, pose for professional prom portraits by Tophu Photo, and cap the night by running for dance royalty. Prizes for King and Queen.
Tickets are $10 per couple, $6 if you show up stag. All door proceeds benefit Cabell County Relay for Life.
For more info go online at https://www.facebook.com/Prom4Life.
Saturday, May 11
Wayne County is going to the dogs
We answer that age old question, who let the dogs out this weekend as The Wayne County Junior Fair Board, the WVU Wayne County Extension 4-H Program, and the Huntington Kennel Club team up for the third annual Wayne County Dog Show on Saturday, May 11.
Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. with the show starting at 1:30 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Lavalette.
Ten classes are scheduled such as best groomed, most tricks, etc. The cost is $4 per class. The Kennel Club will be offering several breed demonstrations. Dogs need to be on a leash and be current in their rabies vaccination and DLHHP. All proceeds benefit the Wayne County Fair. Checks may be written to Wayne County Fair Board.
For a complete list of classes, visit http://wayne.ext.wvu.edu/4h/county_events/dog. For more information, contact Julie Tritz, WVU 4-H Extension Agent at 304-272-6839 or email email@example.com.
Sunday, May 12
Won't you take me to funky towne
Between the Elimination Chamber and Funky Towne, the punks have been keeping the all-ages concert scene stoked on the underground.
Go support the scene this weekend as Funky Towne hosts a doubleheader blast of Buckeye State punk rock at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12 with Cincinnati blasters, Dead North as well as Down in Round Three, a melodic hard-core act out of Ironton. Show starts at 6:30 (it's a Sunday) and recommended donation is $4-$7 as always. No drugs or alcohol.
On Monday, Elimination Chamber hosts a triple shot of rock from Sly Roosevelt, Reptile Zoo and Other Factors.
Go online at www.facebook.com/funkytownewv for directions, more info as well as a list of incoming shows at Funky Towne and the Elimination Chamber.
Monday, May 13
Dig into some good info on herbs
How does your garden grow? With soil, water, sun and knowledge helps a lot too.
Head over to the Boyd County Public Library Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave., Ashland, where local organic farmer Mary Ellen Dennison is teaching a series of classes on the basics of herb gardening that continues on Monday, May 13.
The free program on harvesting and maintaining your herb garden, starts at 6 p.m. No registration is needed. Dennison will teach the last course in the series, cooking with herbs, on June 10.
For more information on this or other programs, visit www.thebookplace.org.
Tuesday, May 14
Griffins, dragons and firebirds, oh, my!
Colorful, fantasy creatures from air, land and sea abound in the French Art Colony's exhibit for May, "Mythological Creatures." Professional artist, Kate Kerr, and youth artist, Molly Markley, are featured in the imaginative display of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works.
Kerr's artworks in, "Mythological Creatures", include watercolors, sketch drawings, oil pastel and a large-scale silk-batik. Markley's origami works are elaborate sculptures that use up to 9,000 individual pieces to create a single design.
"Mythological Creatures", is on display in the French Art Colony Galleries, located at 530 1st Ave., in Gallipolis through May 30. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed on Mondays. Admission is free. For more information call 740-446-3834.
Wednesday, May 15
Go get on the Clay's wavelength
Just opened on Saturday, May 11, "Wavelengths: The Art & Science of Color and Light," is an the original exhibit spanning two Clay Center galleries and bringing together art and science.
Located inside the art gallery and Mylan Explore-atory at Charleston's Clay Center, the exhibit lets you get hands on and manipulate color. Make the Center's permanent art collection your own as you adjust light to change the appearance of various works, spin tops to mix colors, cast a rainbow shadow and much more.
While at the Center, explore the integration of art and science even more with "All the Time in the World," an art exhibit that uses science and technology to illustrate creative ways of expressing and marking time.
The exhibit will be on display in the Mylan Explore-atory through Sept. 8 and in the art gallery through Nov. 22. Admission is $7.50, $6 for children and free for museum members.
For more information on this and other Clay Center exhibits and programs, visit www.theclaycenter.org or call 304-561-3570.