Weekend Update

JANUARY 2020  (updated  1/23/20)

NEW MOVIES:

THE GENTLEMEN (R), THE LAST FULL MEASURE (R), THE TURNING (PG-13)

LABELLE THEATER in South Charleston 

FROZEN II  (Movies $4 or less – Fri 7pm, Sat 3pm & 7pm, Sun 3pm)

FLORALEE HARK COHEN CINEMA at Taylor Books

WAVES, FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES, PARASITE, ONE WOMAN ONE VOTE

CLAY CENTER PLANETARIUM & THEATER 

COSMIC ADVENTURE, PANDAS, SUPERPOWER DOGS, COUNTRY ROADS, HUMPBACK WHALES,

TORNADO ALLEY

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Enjoy some live music around town!

Thursday

  • DEM 2 BROTHERS @ 6:00 – SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • GONZOBURGER @ 6:30pm – BROOK A. BROWN
  • BRIDGE ROAD BISTRO @ 6:30pm – DANIELLE & STEVE
  • BLUE GRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm – CHLOE FLORENCE
  • TAYLOR BOOKS @ 6pm – OPEN MIC
  • EMPTY GLASS @ 10pm – THE JOE POLICASTRO TRIO

Friday

  • MELANGE CAFÉ @ 5pm – CHRIS BOOMER
  • ELKVIEW COMMUNITY CENTER @ 7pm – SOUTHERN COOKIN’ & STEVE MULLINS
  • TAYLOR BOOKS @ 7:30pm – GARY HAYS
  • EMPTY GLASS @ 10pm – HEATHER DANIELLE

Saturday

  • BLUE GRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm – THE CSB
  • MARMET REC CENTER @ 7pm – RIMSHOT
  • TAYLOR BOOKS @ 7:30pm – RITCH COLLINS THREE-O
  • ROCK CITY CAKE COMPANY @ 7pm – HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS
  • EMPTY GLASS @ 10pm – LAZER LLOYD with the CANNON SODARO BAND

Monday

  • BLUEGRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm – JEFFREY THOMASSON

Tuesday

  • BLUE GRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm – BLUE YONDER

Wednesday

  • TAYLOR BOOKS @ 6pm – SONGWRITER STAGE
  • BRIDGE ROAD BISTRO @ 7pm – RYAN KENNEDY & FRIENDS
  • BLUE GRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm – OPEN MIC with SEAN RICHARDSON

Thurs, 1/23:  Sign-ups for the 2020 NITRO LITTLE LEAGUE baseball and softball season are starting. The league is open to players ages 4-16. The cost is $60 per player, $100 for two players, or $125 for three or more players. Online registration is available via NitroLittleLeague.com. Sign-ups must be completed by Feb 27. Skill evaluations will be held on Feb 29 and March 1. Every child enrolled will be placed on a team. For more information, email [email protected].

Thurs, 1/23:  Unity of Kanawha Valley will be starting a BOOK CLUB, from 6-8pm. The first meeting will be on Thursday, January 23 from 6-8pm.  Please bring a dish to share if you’d like. January’s book to be discussed is “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Victor Frankl.  The discussion group will meet once a month.  Everyone is welcome!

The APPALACHIAN CHILDREN’S CHORUS is holding spring enrollment during this month of January. Children in kindergarten through 8th grade can try out. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings. Children and their parents may visit a rehearsal in January to learn more. For more information visit wvacc.org.

Fri, 1/24:  It’s SOUND CHECKS with Great Peacock and Tony Harrah at the Clay Center at 8pm.  Tickets are $15. Call the Clay Center at 304.561.3570.

Fri, 1/24:  To support Boy Scout Troop 19, a CHILI DINNER will be served from 4-7pm in the Sissonville Multipurpose Community Center at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Sissonville. The cost of the all-you-can-eat dinner is $8 for adults and $4 for ages 12 and younger.

Fri, 1/24:  The WV Home Mission Ladies LIFT will host an APPRECIATION LUNCHEON for all City of Nitro First Responders and City Workers from 11am-1pm in the church activity building at 1109 Benamatti Avenue in Nitro.

Fri-Sun, 1/24-1/26:  The 33rd Annual WV HUNTING & FISHING SHOW is happening at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center this weekend. With over 240 exhibitors, the WV Whitetail Hall of Fame, the WV Wildlife Charity Auction, hunting & fishing seminars, this show has something for every outdoor enthusiast.  Friday, 12-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, and Sunday 9am-5pm.

Sat, 1/25:  The Hurricane High School show choirs will host the RED HOT CHAMPIONSHIP FESTIVAL at Hurricane High. The show choir lineup will include local schools Buffalo, Poca, Nitro, Sissonville, Herbert Hoover, Capital and Winfield. Fifteen groups will perform. Ticket prices are $15 for the entire day (come-and-go) for adults, and $10 for children 12 and under. The show will start at 8am with preliminary awards at 4:45pm and finals at 6pm.

Sat, 1/25:  A SOUL COLLAGE WORKSHOP will be held at Unity of Kanawha Valley from 1pm-5pm.  SoulCollage® is a fun, creative process for exploring the many parts of yourself and tapping into your creativity and intuition through card-making. The topic is “Year of Seeing Clearly.”  Artistic skill or experience is not necessary. All materials will be provided. Cost is $40 payable at the door by cash or check. Pre-registration is required. To register, email [email protected].

Sat, 1/25:  The teens of Christ Community Church in Scott Depot will host a BISCUITS AND GRAVY FUNDRAISER from 8:30-10:30am to raise money for their summer trip to the Student Life Mission Camp in Alabama. Donations will be appreciated. There will also be a dessert raffle at $1 per ticket. The church is at 733 rocky Step Road in Scott Depot.

Sat, 1/25:  The River City Youth Ballet Ensemble will host a WINTER DANCE SPECTACULAR at 3pm at the former Clendenin Middle School in Clendenin. Tickets are $3 each. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance visit rcyb.org.

Sat-Sun, 1/25-1/26:  The Charleston Light Opera Guild presents the world’s most beloved musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Clay Center – Saturday @ 2pm & 7:30pm and Sunday @ 2pm. Tickets are $25 and $30 for reserved seating. For more info, visit theClayCenter.org.

Sun, 1/26:  The JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL presents “Fiddler – Miracle of Miracles” at 2pm and “Hate Among Us” at 3:45pm at Park Place Stadium Cinemas in downtown Charleston.

Sun, 1/26:  The main branch of the Kanawha County Public Library on Capitol Street presents the SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION’S TRAVELING EXHIBIT, “World War I: Lessons and Legacies for Libraries,” along with the Peter Jackson film, “They Shall Not Grow Old,” at 2pm.

Mon-Sat, 1/27-2/1:  The semi-annual celebration of Charleston and local restaurants is back  with CHARLESTON RESTAURANT WEEK 2020!  Local restaurants will have special menus for $25 or $35.  New restaurants and returning restaurants will be participating this year, including…

  • Books & Brews, Ristorante Abruzzi, Pies & Pints, Bridge Road Bistro and more!
  • Adelphia Sports Bar & Grill, Soho’s at Capitol Market, Blue Grass Kitchen, and more!
  • Dem 2 Brothers & a Grill, Gonzoburger, Sam’s Uptown Café, and more!
  • The Market, Tidewater Grill, Laury’s, The Chop House, and more!

There will also be five vegetarian-friendly meals!  Monday thru Saturday, 1/27-2/1.  Check out participating restaurants and menus at CWVrestaurantweek.com.

Mon-Sat, 1/27-2/1:  South Charleston is offering SAVOR SOUTH CHARLESTON on the same dates at the Charleston celebration (Mon-Sat).  Seven restaurants will be participating – Grano, King Kabob, Los Agaves, Olive Tree Café, Pizza Barbarossa, Sumthin’ Good Soul Food, and Taste of Asia. The dinner menus will be $25.  Two additional restaurants, not open for dinner, will feature lunch specials.  These two are Café Appalachia and Eagles Nest at Little Creek Country Club. South Charleston is excited to showcase their unique and diverse dining options, along with free parking all over town. Enjoy dishes ranging from Mediterranean, Mexican and farm-to-table to good old Southern soul food.

ONGOING

Each MONDAY at St. Timothy’s in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, the GABRIEL PROJECT STORE is open from 12noon-2pm, with free items including baby clothes, diapers, formula, referrals for car seats & cribs, and assistance for parents & grandparents of children newborn-age 2.  Every Monday from 5:30-6:15pm, a free dinner is served.  The weekly menu and more info are posted on the church’s Feed Putnam Facebook page.  The church is at 3434 Teays Valley Rd in Hurricane.  More info at 304.562-9325.

Every MONDAY:  Are you or someone you know dealing with hurts, habits, hang-ups? There is hope!  CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets every Monday at River Ridge Church, 2090 Greenbrier St, Charleston at 6:30pm.  A free meal is provided at 5:30pm. Child care is available.

Every TUESDAY:  Mindful Heart Yoga offers a FREE YOGA CLASS at 6:30pm at 622 Kanawha Blvd W, in the Seventh Day Adventist school building.

Every TUESDAY, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 314 Donnally St, Charleston, offers STRENGTH TRAINING FOR SENIORS, 12:30-2:30pm. There is no cost for the sessions. Register at the door. For more info, contact [email protected] or 304.348.6404.

Each WEDNESDAY:  Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road, Charleston, is home to WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS at 6:30pm. These circles offer holistic methods for healing and wholeness.  No registration is required and all classes are offered on a love offering basis.  Everyone is welcome.  More info at [email protected].

3rd THURSDAY of each month:  The KANAWHA COUNTY FARM BUREAU, promoting agriculture in the county with information and special speakers, meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at Marantha Baptist Church in Sissonville.

1st & 3rd FRIDAY of each month:  Cross Lanes United Methodist Church women have opened their   BABY LOVE PANTRY, providing free diapers (sizes newborn to 6) and wipes to those families who need a little extra help. Formula will be offered when available. There are no income restrictions. All that is required is proof that the child you are getting products for, belongs to that person. The Baby Love Pantry will be open the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 10am-12noon.  Supplies will only be given during these times. Enter through the church lower parking lot doors. For more info, call Suellen at 304.415.3194.

Every SATURDAY:  The CHARLESTON PARKRUN happens at Magic Island at 8am during the summer. It’s a free weekly timed 5k. Run or walk at your own pace.  Every one of all ages and abilities are welcome.  Register at parkrun.com/register and bring your printed barcode with you to each Parkrun!  Also visit facebook.com/CharlestonWVparkrun.

The NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM (NASP) local tournaments are a great program which supports many positive character traits along with encouraging youth from elementary to high school grades 4-12, both male and female. Here’s the schedule for this year:  All shoot times run about 9am – 6pm, but vary just slightly by event.

  • January 25, 2020 — Grace Christian School – Huntington WV
  • February 1, 2020 — Riverside High School – Belle WV
  • February 8, 2020 – Poca HS – Poca WV
  • February 15, 2020 — Marshall University Chris Cline Center – Huntington WV
  • February 22, 2020 – Cabell Midland HS – Ona WV
  • February 29, 2020 – West Virginia State University – Institute WV
  • March 7, 2020 – Elkview MS – Elkview WV
  • March 14, 2020 – Hurricane High School – Hurricane WV
  • March 21, 2020 — Ripley High School — Ripley WV
  • March 28, 2020 — West Virginia State Tournament (MU Cline Center) — Huntington WV
  • May 2, 2020 – Summit Bechtel Scout Camp (Outdoor Shoot) – Mt. Hope WV

UPCOMING

Fri, 1/31:  It’s MONSTER JAM at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center!  Fri @ 7pm; Sat @ 1pm and 7pm. Tickets start at $15. Call 800-745-3000.

Sat, 2/1:  Unity of Kanawha Valley will be having their annual SOUPER BOWL SOUP SALE from 11am-2pm. There will be a variety of soups, breads, desserts, and drinks for sale.  Join everyone for lunch or take your soup to go!  The church is at the corner of Myrtle & Bridge Roads in Charleston.

Sat, 2/1:  Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a FIRST RESPONDERS CHILI COOK-OFF from 11am-4pm. See whose department has the best chili in the state!  Admission is $5 per person and includes all-you-can-eat chili samples.  Kids 5 and under get in free. They’re located at 109 Maywood Ave in Clendenin. Proceeds will support the Clendenin V.F.D.  The registration deadline is January 27th.

Wed, 2/5:  The Marshall Artist Series presents THE SIMON & GARFUNKLE STORY at 7:30 at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington. It’s a live music and mixed media production about one of the most successful folk duos in American music.  Tickets are $64.42; call for tickets at 304.696.6656.

Fri, 2/7:  The Marshall Artist Series presents MADAME BUTTERFLY at 7:30 at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington.  Tickets are $64.42; call for tickets at 304.696.6656.

Sat, 2/8:  The WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents “And the Winner Is” in the Maier Performance Hall at the Clay Center at 7:30. Walk the red carpet as the WVSO plays Academy-Award winning music, including works by John Williams, Marvin Hamlisch and more.  Lawrence Loh, conductor.  Tickets start at $12 and are available at WVsymphony.org or by calling 304.561.3570.

Sat, 2/8:  Join with others for a night of food, dancing, live and silent auctions, and more… at the 2020 CHARLESTON HEART BALL.  It’s at Embassy Suites, 6-11pm.  Tickets are available at www.heart.org/CharlestonWvHeartBall.  Black tie optional.

Sun, 2/9 :  MOUNTAIN STAGE @ 7pm at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Complex.  Performers are Keller & The Keels, Fruition, Town Mountain, and The End of America… featuring a variety of musical styles.  Purchase tickets at Taylor Books or online at MountainStage.org.

Wed, 2/12:  Jam Theatricals and the Clay Center present BROADWAY IN CHARLESTON with “WAITRESS” @ 7:30pm.  Get tickets and more info at TheClayCenter.org.

Fri, 2/14:  V100 and West Virginia Health Right present LOVE FEST, Charleston’s premier Valentine’s Party and Ultimate Date Night. 7-11pm in the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. Enjoy live music from the Bob Thompson Unit, featuring Shayla Leftridge and a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. A full cash bar, food, and professional photographer will be available Tickets $40 per person in advance (use the link at www.V100.fm) or purchase at the event on the day of the show for $50.

Fri, 2/14:  Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Chicago’s legendary SKETCH AND IMPROV COMEDY THEATER performing live at the Clay Center with “The Best of the Second City.”  The show features sketches and songs made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more.  8pm at the Clay Center.  Get tickets online at theClayCenter.org or by calling the box office at 304.561.3570.

Fri, 2/14:  The Clay Center presents THE BEST OF SECOND CITY at 8pm.  Tickets start at $28.50 – Call 304.561.3570.

Sat, 2/15:  Ron Sowell hosts the WOODY HAWLEY CONCERT SERIES presenting PETER MULVEY at the Clay Center’s Walker Theater @ 7:30.  Peter has been a frequent guest on Mountain Stage.  Prepare yourself for an amazing evening of songs and stories.  Small tables & chairs are brought into the intimate Walker Theater to create a cabaret-style venue. Gather with your friends and hear some great music presented up close and personal.  Tickets are $20 and available at 304-561-3570 or at tickets.theClayCenter.org!

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