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Dave's Drive-Through Weekend

Dave's Drive-Through Weekend

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:

Got Hot Wheels?
A sure sign of spring, the return of the 38th annual World of Wheels that rolls into the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Friday through Sunday, March 6-8 with more than 150 of the area's best hotrods, customs, trucks, bikes and antiques.
Come out and see the region's largest indoor car show and find out about all the upcoming outdoors shows at booths by BB's Car Club, and Tri-State Street Rods.
Admission is $8, $4 for kids under 12 and free for infants to see the largest indoor car show in West Virginia. In addition to the car show, there will also be a car corral where you can find a car to restore, as well as a model car contest, and nearly 40 vendors including information booths from such area car clubs as BB's Car Club and Tri-State Street Rods.
Show hours are set for noon to 10 p.m. Friday, March 6; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 7 and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.The show's main sponsors are O'Reilly Auto Parts as well as Cooper's Trucks and Accessories.

Theaters Celebrate Magic Makers
There's no business like sew business and on Saturday night you can enjoy A theater tribute to Magic Makers, the famous costume shop closing down after 36 years.
Come out to Huntington City Hall Auditorium as a slew of theater veterans will sing some of the best of Broadway to pay homage to Magic Makers at 8 o'clock.
Get there early at 6:30 as there will be a reception with a costume display, slideshow and live music from Of The Dell.
Tickets are $25 for the 8 p.m. show only or $30 for the show and a special 6:30 p.m. reception featuring a wine and cheese reception, live music from Of The Dell, a slideshow tribute and famous costume displays.
For tickets, call t304-696-5522. All proceeds benefit the non-profit City of Huntington Foundation.

Four Nights of Rock at the V Club
The V Club rocks into March with four straights nights of rock shows Thursday through Sunday.
My pics for the weekend are Friday night when famous Las Vegas-based circus sideshow act, Zamora the Torture King (Tim Cridlin) rocks the stage with rock 'n' roll acts and V Club favorites, Mad Anthony out of Cincinnati, and back after a short hiatus, Sly Roosevelt. Cover is $7.

And on Saturday night, it's a triple shot of top shelf country-carved rock on Saturday night as three regionally-traveling rockers, Tyler Childers and the Food Stamps, The Horse Traders (who're releasing a new vinyl record that night), and Deadbeats and Barkers blast out the V Club stage just the way Waylon would have wanted it. Cover is $7. Get an acoustic appetizer that night as Tyler Childers does a solo set over at Black Sheep Burrito and Brews at 8 p.m. Saturday. As if that isn't enough rock at the V Club this weekend, they've got a rare Sunday rock show as well with Left Lane Cruiser and Farnsworth at 9:30 p.m.

Pull Up A Chair with the Best Chinsulated Men of Huntington
It's the first Thursday of the month and that means it's time for the Blue Collar Beards, the Tri-State’s beard and mustache club to meet up at 8 p.m. at Black Sheep Burrito and Brews, 1555 Third Ave., Huntinggton.
Come out and hang out with such well-known local bearded fellows as Adam Barraclough (who just won The Planet's best beard contest for ZZ Top front row tickets), and local rollerderby ref, John McBrayer.
Stick around after the meeting because at 9 p.m. there is free live music from BRATCAMB, a funky banjo-and-horns-fueled old-time string band that boils up everything from old jazz and blues to acoustic funk.
You can stay up to date on the club’s events on its Facebook page as well as on Twitter @BlueCollarBeard.

The Outdoors Inside and Out at Greenbo
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will be the site of the “All Outdoor Hunting & Fishing Expo” sponsored by “Backwoods Outbreak TV” Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8.
Vendors will be demonstrating and selling hunting and fishing products and services. There will be special guest appearances by pro anglers Mike Tackett and Aaron Smith as well as programs from “Backwoods Outbreak TV” and “Antler Addiction.”
Acoustic music will be provided by recording artist Shane Runion. The event will take place at the Jesse Stuart Lodge and is free to the public. It will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 8.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is located on KY 1, 18 miles north of Interstate 64 from the Grayson exit.
Stay all night at the Jesse Stuart Lodge, check out the Anglers’ Cove Restaurant, and check out the park's 25 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Get Your Globetrotter Tix
Need a good laugh and smile to get you through the work week?
Have we got the show for you as the clown princes of basketball, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters bring their hilarious and mind-blowing A-game to Charleston Civic Center in Charleston at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 and the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour.
With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, Firefly Fisher and Moose Weekes – plus female stars TNT Maddox, T-Time Brawner and Sweet J Ekworomadu* – the Globetrotters’ will be throwing down their ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction.
Tickets are now on sale at harlemglobetrotters.com. Tickets for either game start at $20, Get Charleston tickets at ticketmaster.com, the Charleston Civic Center box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets for the game in Huntington can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, the Big Sandy Superstore Arena box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

DAVE TRIPPIN: My road-trip pick this weekend is to  Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will be the site of the “All Outdoor Hunting & Fishing Expo” sponsored by “Backwoods Outbreak TV” Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8.

Vendors will be demonstrating and selling hunting and fishing products and services. There will be special guest appearances by pro anglers Mike Tackett and Aaron Smith as well as programs from “Backwoods Outbreak TV” and “Antler Addiction.”
Acoustic music will be provided by recording artist Shane Runion. The event will take place at the Jesse Stuart Lodge and is free to the public. It will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 8.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is located on KY 1, 18 miles north of Interstate 64 from the Grayson exit.
Stay all night at the Jesse Stuart Lodge, check out the Anglers’ Cove Restaurant, and check out the park's 25 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

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.