HART In the Park opens two weekends of 'Mamma Mia'

Get whisked away to the Greek isles at the beautiful Ritter Park Amphitheater as HART in the Park dials up two big weekends of the disco-fueled romantic comedy "Mamma Mia!"

Based on the hit, sing-along songs of the pop group ABBA, "Mamma Mia!" tells the story about a mother, her daughter who is getting married, three possible fathers and a trip down the aisle with such tunes as "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me," "The Winner Takes it All," "SOS" and many others.

Produced in conjunction with the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, "Mamma Mia!" runs Friday through Sunday, June 14-16 and Friday through Sunday, June 21-23. Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m., gates at 7 p.m., pre-show at 7:30 p.m. and the main show at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors (ages 60 and up) $12 for children (2 to 12) and $10 for groups of 10 or more. Picnics are allowed but food and adult beverage vendors will be available.

"Mamma Mia!" stars Lara Donahoe as Donna Sheridan and Rileigh Smirl as Sophie Sheridan. Cindy Westbrook as Rosie and Jane Modlin as Tanya, Christian Punzalan as Sam Carmichael, Travis Garnes as Bill Austin, Andrew Potter as Harry Bright, Hollyn Tao as Lisa, Thailei Bruton as Ali, Parker Runyon as Sky, Nathan Wallis as Pepper, Spencer Nicholas as Eddie.

Go online at https://www.facebook.com/HARTInThePark/ for more information.

Arts Night Out at Heritage Station

Celebrate the Huntington arts scene at Arts Night Out at Heritage Station from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 13. Four local artists, Linda Stonestreet, Kristin Carnes, Brandy Jefferys, and Charlie Haggard, will premiere solo exhibitions at Sip Wine & Whiskey Bar, The Haute Wick Social, The Red Caboose, and Moonlight Cookies respectively.

Create your own ceramic tile at Full Circle Gifts and Goods, and step inside the Visitors Center where they will be hosting an ice coffee making workshop at 6, author Carter Taylor Seaton at 7 p.m. and the Mini Madness short film fest at 8 p.m.

Let's Eat, Sip, Moonlight Cookies, and Taps at Heritage will be open for food Arts Night Out is a seasonal arts event that occurs at Heritage Station the second Thursday of the month April through October.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/ArtsNightOutWV/, contact Raine Klover at 304-525-7333 or raine@visithuntingtonwv.org or contact Sheila Redling at sgredling@gmail.com.

Let's Get That Teen Party Started

School is out and don't even let the teens say they are bored. There's two cool events in Huntington.

The Prevention Empowerment Partnership, 820 Madison Ave., is hosting A Teen Night with Matt Bellace, a comedian, speaker, and psychologist, at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 13.

There will also be a Minute to Win It contest, obstacle course, and of course pizza and snacks. This event is free and open to middle and high school students from Cabell and the surrounding counties. Parents, if you'd like to volunteer, please message at ASaunders@uwrivercities.org

At 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, head over to The Marigold, the all ages venue at 1325 4th Ave., Huntington, where they are hosting The Summer Teen Party Experience, a teen only dance party, with WV's award winning Teen DJ Xa The Kid DJ. This event is for teens only. Marigold is a safe, sober space and drug and alcohol free. Doors open at 7, party ends at 11 p.m.. Admission is $5 before 8 p.m.

Go online at https://www.facebook.com/XaTheKidDj/ for more info about Xa the Kid D.

Tasty Reads Gets All The Dish With Classic Kitchen Tell-All Book

Want all the dish about what really happens back in the kitchen? Head over to Cicada Books and Coffee, 604 14th St., W., Huntington, as The Tasty Reads Book Club meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13 to celebrate the life and style of the late Chef Anthony Bourdain by discussing his NYT best-selling book, "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Cultural Underbelly."

Refreshments will be served as folks discuss this 2000-penned tell-all classic that is both Bourdain's professional memoir and a behind-the-scenes look at restaurant kitchens at some of New York City's biggest and best restaurants.

The book helped launch the media career of Bourdain, who died on June 8, 2018. He had just aired an episode about West Virginia of his Emmy Award-winning CNN program, "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown."

Go online at https://www.facebook.com/CicadaBooks/ to find out more about Cicada Books.

It's Monopoly At the Mall - River Cities Style

Head over to atrium at the Huntington Mall at 10 a.m.Saturday, June 15 as the United Way of the River Cities is bringing a long-time favorite board game to life with River Cities-Opoly.

The localized version of the game will be played on a 20-foot by 20-foot board that features local business sponsors and creative chance and community chest cards. For more information, contact Rosenberger at 304-523-8929, ext. 112, or bill.rosenberger@unitedwayrivercities.org. Or visit www.unitedwayrivercitites.org.

Sip and Such At Blenko

Blenko Glass in Milton is hosting a Sip 'N' Such event from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Blenko Glass factory and immediately after their 'After Hours' Sale.

Sip 'N' Such Event will be held in our design studio and finger foods, wine and beverages will be provided. It will be a limited social hour for fans of Blenko to chat with others as well as designers Emma and Andrew.

During this event, a few special pieces will be offered for sale. Emma and Andrew have made a few select faces in glass to echo the theme of the 2019 West Virginia Birthday piece. Attendees will get a peek into what might lie ahead for designs and small glass keepsakes will be given to those attending.

Admission is free for Blenko Connoisseur Circle members.

Steamrolling Art at the Museum

An exhibit, "The Richard C. von Hess Foundation Presents: 20th Century American Masters" will be on view at the Huntington Museum of Art from Saturday, June 15, through Aug. 25.

In conjunction with this new exhibit, a steamroller print demonstration is scheduled for Friday, June 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the front of the museum and again Saturday, June 15, at 1 p.m. at the start of Saturday KidsArt in front of the art studios behind the museum. Saturday KidsArt, which takes place each week from 1 to 3 p.m., is sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Southside Sliders and Abbey Shae Bakes food trucks are planned to be in attendance at HMA on Friday, June 14, beginning at 4:30 p.m. for visitors wishing to make purchases. Also, this exhibit will be the focus of the July Tuesday Tour, which will feature a DJ spinning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. For more information, visit www.hmoa.org or call 304-529-2701.

Highlands Yard Sale

If you're over in Ashland Saturday, June 15, be sure to pop over to the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center, 1620 Winchester Ave., where they are hosting The Museum yard sale on the 4th floor, Highlands Center from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Donations (no clothes please) can be dropped off during museum business hours at the Museum on June 11-13. All proceeds from this sale will help construct the Highlands Center kitchen.

For questions or concerns, feel free to call 606-329-8888 or email info@highlandsmuseum.com

Pop Art Show

Paint and Sip, 948 4th Ave., is hosting a Pop Art Show at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15 with a wide variety of locally made pop art on display. Come and show your work commission-free. There's also a dance party afterward with DJ Charlie Brown Superstar.  Artists come early to show work. First come, first served.

Go online at https://www.facebook.com/paintandsipwv/ for more info about Paint and Sip.

Free Summer Movies For Kids

The KYOVA 10 Theatre at KYOVA Mall in Ashland is showing, "Goosebumps 2" and "Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron" on Thursday, June 13.

Every Wednesday and Thursday in June and July, enjoy the annual Summer Movie Series. Two movies will be shown each day starting at 11 a.m. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Seating is available first come, first serve. No outside food or drinks.

Go online at https://www.facebook.com/kyova10/ for more info.

Some Sheep Shows

The Black Sheep Stage, 279 9th St., at Pullman Square, is herding in a couple cool shows this weekend.

From 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, June 13, roll over as Chattanooga, Tenn.-based folk songwriting storyteller and finger-style guitarist, Nicholas Edward Williams stops in. Cover is $5 to see Williams, who has opened for critically acclaimed acts Taj Mal and The Wood Brothers.

At 9 p.m. Saturday, June 15, head over to hear the up-and-coming duo, The Nolan Brothers, who've been making a splash on the scene of late. Cover is $5.

On Sunday, June 16, it's the almost famous Black Sheep Open Mic Night. Go and buy your pops a burrito and sing him a song.

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