Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:30 PM
Wednesday Night Meals
Elk River Church of the Nazarene – Make your Wednesday evening easier & join us for dinner from 5:30 p.m.--6:45 p.m. Dine in or Carryout! The menu includes: Homemade Pizza, Salad & Dessert by the Sunday School Council! The suggested donation is $6 per meal or $20 for a family of 4 or more. All proceeds will be applied to new classroom flooring & kitchen renovations.
Wednesday Jan 17 - Jan 18 @ 10:00 PM
Trae Sheehan Band Morgan Wade and the Step Brothers
The Empty Glass – Hailing from Martinsburg, WV, Trae Sheehan is a songwriter with firm beliefs in the power of honesty and love. Pulling inspiration from both along with his favorite songwriters Trae writes songs with a perspective on life most his age don't yet know.
Thursday Jan 18 @ 2:00 PM
Red Cross Blood Drive--January 18th!
Elk River Church of the Nazarene – A RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will be in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, January 18th, from 2:00—7:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary! If you prefer an appointment, please go to www.redcross.org and enter: elkriver. All blood types are needed!
Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:00 PM
Business After Hours at the University of Charleston
University of Charleston – Join us for Business After Hours at the University of Charleston Wehrle Innovation Center. Network with colleagues and connect with business and community leaders at this monthly Alliance event. At the newly-opened Innovation Center, UC is educating entrepreneurs and innovators — ensuring students have the problem solving and communication skills to perform future jobs with excellence. The Innovation Center is changing the way students learn, faculty teaches and the community embraces UC’s innovative spirit. Registration is $15 for Alliance members and $25 for future members. Add $10 if registering fewer than 24 hours in advance. Invoicing is available for groups of 10 or more. No cancellation refunds within 48 hours of event.
Thursday Jan 18 @ 8:00 PM
Tucker County Tap Takeover!
Mountain State Brewing Co. – In conjunction with Tucker County Day in Charleston join us at Bar 101 for official afterparty and an all Tucker County Tap Take Over! Featuring beers on tap from Mountain State Brewing Co., Blackwater Brewing Company and Stumptown Ales. Immediately following the Tucker Co. Day Reception - Bar 101 @ 8pm.
Thursday Jan 18 - Jan 19 @ 10:00 PM
Davy Williamson Acoustically!
The Empty Glass – Come see Davy Williamson perform all the way from North Carolina on a mid-west tour. Davy is known for his passionate performances mixing original material as well as clever renditions of songs better known. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Williamson
Friday Jan 19 - Feb 4 @ 7:30 PM
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Charleston Light Opera Guild Inc – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical comedy that centers on a fictional spelling bee in the gymnasium of the Putnam Valley Middle School. An eclectic group of 6 quirky middle school students (usually played by adults) arrive at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for different reasons. The Bee is run by an equally quirky group of 3 adults. Four real audience members are invited on stage during each performance to compete alongside the 6 characters. With a book by Rachel Sheinkin and engaging, tuneful score by William Finn, the 2005 Broadway production won the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for best book. The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present this witty and humorous musical at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre on January 19, 20, 26, 27 and 28 and February 2, 3, and 4, 2018.
Friday Jan 19 - Jan 20 @ 10:00 PM
Threes Company Blues/Farnsworth
The Boulevard Tavern – Three's Company Blues is a blues trio made up of Ryan Wright and Shane Alan Durham of No Pretty Pictures and Katie Ann of Gypsy Rhythm.
Saturday Jan 20 @ 10:00 AM
Baofeng User's Class
Keller's Survival – A two-hour class teaching the features and uses of the Baofeng series of UHF/VHF radios. If you have a radio already, bring it to class. This is a hand-on seminar. This class has nothing to do with FCC licensing. Buy your tickets online, in store, or by phone (304.721.2828)!
Saturday Jan 20 @ 2:00 PM
West Virginia Citizen Action Group – Join us at the WV State Capital for a rally to implore our fellow citizens: register, vote, and lobby your legislature! 2018 is sure to be a year filled with legislators' attacking reproductive and other civil rights, and we are here to say: it's time to do something about it! Our lovely friends in Beckley will be marking the one year anniversary of the historic Women's March on WV with their own "It's Our Time Rally" (https://www.facebook.com/events/1609202179158438/).
Saturday Jan 20 @ 5:00 PM
Women's March Anniversary Party
WV FREE – Last year, we were gearing up for one of the largest rallies in WV State Capitol history and many of us were hitting the road to DC for the Women's Marches all over the nation! This year, let's get together to celebrate again with a happy hour at Sam's Uptown Cafe on January 20th from 5-8pm! And yes, there WILL BE opportunities to take ACTION amid the festivities! Join WV FREE, West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, West Virginia Citizen Action Group, Boss Babes WV, WV NOW, and Women's March West Virginia for this event! We'll have an action to contact legislators. Wear your pink hats! We look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM
Video Games Live in Charleston, WV!
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra – TICKETS NOW ON SALE!! Please sign up to the Video Games Live mailing list at www.videogameslive.com to get the info first! ULTIMATE GAMER V.I.P. EXPERIENCE PACKAGE (Purchase separately here: http://wl.flavorus.com/videogameslive) HELP US CREATE THE SETLIST FOR YOUR SHOW BY TELLING US WHAT YOU'D LIKE TO HEAR! LIKE our page for special announcements and feel free to leave any questions and/or comments below. And make sure to tell us what you'd like to hear!!!! Please help us spread the word to your friends in the area and let them know you're attending by sharing this page on your WALL. THANK-YOU! Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the greatest video games of all time. Created and produced by industry veteran video game composer Tommy Tallarico; top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, special fx, solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. PRE-CONCERT ACTIVITIES - Costume contest with winner selected from the stage just prior to the concert. POST-CONCERT ACTIVITIES - Meet and greet reception with game industry luminaries (open to all ticketholders) ULTIMATE GAMER VIP EXPERIENCE PACKAGE (Purchase separately here: http://wl.flavorus.com/videogameslive) - Video Games Live backstage laminated tour pass. - Pre-show production tour, Q&A and special personal meet & greet with VGL creator and game music superstar Tommy Tallarico. - Free download card for the Video Games Live: Level 3 album! - Video Games Live pin. - Video Games Live sticker. - Special FRONT OF LINE access to the Video Games Live post-show meet & greet. - Signed 1st page conductor sheet music from the performance. The best way to describe Video Games Live? Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra and choir combined with the technology, interactivity, incredible visuals and fun that only video games can provide. Completely synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special on-stage interactive segments dazzle audiences of all ages – gamers and non-gamers alike.
Saturday Jan 20 @ 8:00 PM
FOOTMAD presents Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton
FOOTMAD – Rachel Eddy of The Early Mays calls Richie "The Jimi Hendrix of the banjo." Jen Hughes of Bluegrass Today: "The air left the room when Richie and Rosie sang their first notes together...everyone had their breath taken away at once." Bio: Before joining forces, to play as a duo Richie and Rosie were both well-established within the old-time community. Richie’s discography includes collaborations with Natalie Merchant, Jim Lauderdale, Donna the Buffalo, and Carrie Rodriguez. He has performed internationally with bands like Bela Fleck, Pete Seeger, David Byrne, Billy Bragg & Wilco, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Joan Baez. Richie was a founding member of Donna the Buffalos and the Horseflies, the seminal bluegrass band of the 1980s. He is also the President of the iconic 'GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance'. Rosie has toured with multiple bands, including an appearance while she was in high school with folk-rock band The Mammals. In 2010, she released a self-titled album as part of the duo The Pearly Snaps, and played fiddle with the Duhks. In addition to releasing two solo albums, They have two duo albums, the latest, "Nowhere in Time" was released in November 2017 to excellent reviews. Here's what No Depression had to say: "The album is an invigorating mix of the traditional with the ethereal. Stearns is without a doubt not just a master of the banjo, but the only person I have ever heard who is also a metaphysical one – in both his playing and songwriting....Newton is his match, and goes one further by not only being an eager partner in those journeys, but also enabling their sound to be grounded." Jen Hughes of Bluegrass Today: "There is ache and wisdom in Richie’s voice. That well is deep. Layer that with the strength and beauty in Rosie’s and you have a winning combination. Their harmonies carried the night accompanied by their incredible playing. Richie’s clawhammer playing is like no other. Crisp, clean, popping and melodic. Wistful. His creativity and versatility made their presence known on each tune. Rosie’s perfectly-timed and soulful fiddle-playing, the ideal complement to Richie’s banjo, roots the sound in a distant valley. Each long stroke of the horsehair pulling heartstrings along with it. This became evident on their second song, I Am With You Always where the vocals and strings blended seamlessly. A feature, come to find out, that was to be sustained throughout the evening." Admission $10 on door. This Concert is not part of FOOTMAD Concert Season.
Saturday Jan 20 - Jan 21 @ 10:00 PM
Horseburner, Ratship, & Dirt Stack at The Empty Glass
The Empty Glass – Rawk!!
Saturday Jan 20 - Jan 21 @ 10:00 PM
Horseburner, Ratship, & Dirt Stack at The Empty Glass
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Sunday Jan 21 - Feb 26 @ 10:00 PM
Post Mountain Stage Jam hosted by The Carpenter Ants
The Empty Glass – Stop in to see if any of the Mountain Stage Acts come to hang and Jam with the Ants!
Monday Jan 22 @ 12:00 PM
Academy of Arts at January's
Academy of Arts at January's – Starting back! January 22nd! Join Heather Hill each Monday at noon!
Tuesday Jan 23 - Jan 26 @ 7:00 AM
40 Hour Surface Red Hat Class
Running Right Leadership Academy – We are offering an 40 hour surface red hat class. The class includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages. The price is $250. For more information and to register call 304-307-2520.
Thursday Jan 25 @ 6:00 PM
2018 WV FREE Gala: Nevertheless, We Persist
WV FREE – Join us for a night celebrating reproductive health, rights, and justice! WV FREE will be hosting our 17th annual benefit gala on Thursday, January 25 at 6 PM in the University of Charleston Ballroom to raise funds to support critical reproductive health education and access efforts in West Virginia. Funds raised directly support programs promoting the health of West Virginia women and families. Our 2018 "Nevertheless, We Persist" gala is set to be our biggest, fiercest gala yet. Since our annual benefit galas are known to sell out each year, we're thrilled to be in our new, larger location - so we can share our special night with even more of you! We can't believe we'll also be sharing space at the gala with none other than Dr. Willie Parker - reproductive justice advocate, OB/GYN, and author of "Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice" - who we are beyond ecstatic to have as our keynote speaker! The night will also serve to honor WV FREE's 2018 Helaine Rotgin Champion for Choice awardee, Lesly Messina. There will be food, drinks (most importantly, sangria), silent auction, prizes, and more... including a spectacular musical performance by Charleston's very own Qiet! This event *will* sell out, so secure those tickets soon. Tickets and sponsorship packages can be purchased here: http://igfn.us/form/3J5f0A