Dave’s Drive-Through Weekend
Hi! Dave Lavender here, from The Herald-Dispatch, here’s my Dave’s Drive-Through Weekend picks for this weekend:
Some Motown Magic
The Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center or KPAC, presents "The Magic of Motown," at 8 Saturday featuring Motown singers from such classics groups as The Miracles, The Temptations, The Contours, and The Capitals.
This fundraiser puts money back into the continued renovation of the 1928-built historic theater that is home to the Marshall Artists Series and the Huntington Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets are $100 from the Marshall Artists Series Box Office. The complete ticket cost is tax deductible. All proceeds go to restoration at the Keith-Albee .
For more information visit: http://concerts.mpe-entertainment.com/magicofmotowngala or Call MPE at 304-697-4222 or the Marshall Artists Series at 304-696-6666.
There Will be Blood, Redling Releases Vampire Book
Huntington-based thriller writer, S.G. Redling strikes again with her latest release "Ourselves," a juicy, fast-paced thriller that pulls back the curtain on the ancient race of vampires called Nahan. Head out for a book release party at 6 p.m. Friday at Empire Books and News at Pullman Square.
The Ice Bowl Cometh
Through rain, sleet, snow or hopefully sun, disc golfers are gathering for the 18th annual Ice Bowl Huntington tournament set for a 10 a.m. tee time Saturday, Jan. 31 at Rotary Park Disc Golf Course.
Organized by world champion Johnny Sias, this year's tourney registration is $20 with five cans of food or $25. All money goes to the Facing Hunger Food Bank. The first 50 to register get a long-sleeve Ice Bowl T-shirt.
The first round will be singles with the second round a seeded doubles tourney with best shot played. There will be a hot chili lunch in between rounds. Folks who want to help can donate non-perishable food items and drop off checks for the Facing Hunger Food Bank to Rotary Park on Jan. 31.
Go online at http://icebowlhq.com/event/huntington-ice-bowl/ for more info about the Ice Bowl here and worldwide and call Johnny Sias with questions at 304-523-4167.
Welcome To 'Our Town' - ARTS Style
Arts Resources for the Tri-State kicks off its 2015 season this weekend with "Our Town," the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Thornton Wilder.
"Our Town," will be put up in the cozy ARTS Renaissance Ballroom, located at 900 8th St., Huntington at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30-31 as well as 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1.
There will also be three shows next weekend as well. Tickets are $15 for the show, and evening dinner and show tickets are $30 each but book quickly. Call 304-733-2787 or go online at www.artstristate.org for more info.
Redheaded Song Child at the V Club
The ace, young Kentucky-raised singer/songwriter Tyler Childers, who is now living over in Greenbrier County, W.Va., rolls back to the Tri-State with his weathered tales of the road and rambling. Childers, the regionally traveling Americana songsmith will be at at the V Club, 741 6th Ave., at 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Cover is $5 for those 18 and up. Hear some of Childers' songs like "Charleston Girl," and "Feathered Indians," at https://www.facebook.com/tylerchildersmusic
On Saturday, get a doubleshot of WV rock 'n' roll as RHIN rolls east out of the Panhandle with gis on Friday, Jan. 30 at The Empty Glass, and Saturday, Jan. 31 with Huntington-based, regionally-traveling rockers Rat Ship, the latest musical vehicle for such road-tested veterans as Garrett Babb and Cody Lynch.
DAVE TRIPPIN: My road-trip pick this weekend is to Charleston, West Virginia where FOOTMAD hosts the Louisiana band Frisson on Saturday, and the Clay Center hosts the Chinese spectacular Shen Yen on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Get FOOTMAD Cajun Style: The Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance in
Charleston get the Mardi Gras party started early as Frisson, a
three-piece Cajun band from Louisiana, rolls up at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
31 at the WV Culture Center (State Capitol Complex, Charleston.
Admission is $20, $15 for seniors, $10 for students and free for
children under 13 and AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers. Go online at
www.footmad.org for more info.
Want to see the very best in Chinese performance art, dance and music? Then
head to the Clay Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 3-4 when the
famed show, Shen Yun, rolls into the theater at 7:30 nightly.
For tickets and more info, call 304-561-3570 or go online at www.shenyun.com/charleston
Dave Lavender is the author of “Dave Trippin: A Daytripper’s Guide to the Appalachian Galaxy of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.” He covers regional travel. Follow The Herald-Dispatch reporter on Facebook and Twitter @DaveLavenderHD.