Dave’s Drive-Through Weekend

Dave’s Drive-Through Weekend

 

Feel The Love For All That Jazz 

The Marshall Artists Series celebrates Black History Month with a special 100th birthday celebration of the late, great jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald.

Freda Payne, best known for her hit "Band of Gold," but who has also starred in four different Broadway shows — including "Jelly's Last Jam" and "Ain't Misbehaving" — brings alive the voice and vibe of Fitzgerald in her touring show.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, Payne, a lifelong Fitzgerald fan, presents her “Tribute to Ella” show encompassing personal stories and some of Fitzgerald's most memorable songs, including “A-Tisket, a-Tasket,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing” and “Mack the Knife,” and, of course, her rendition of "Sweet Georgia Brown."

Tickets are $73.55/$62.85/$52.15/$43.59 to see the celebrated jazz singer who sang with the Duke Ellington big band as a young artist and who performed in recent years at the Montreux Jazz Festival in honor of Quincy Jones' 75th

birthday celebration. Get tickets at the Marshall Artists Series Box Office at 304-696-6656. Or order tickets online at Ticketmaster.com. You may also visit the box office located in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on the Marshall University campus. Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Create Lovington

Founded in 2008, Create Huntington has doled out more than $20,000 in mini grants to foster the people and a wide range of grassroots projects including chess tables in the park, the band Ona, Porch Unplugged, HMAF, Cinema Under the Stars, the Sustainability Fair, pop-up art shows and street music and much more.

Come out at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 to the V Club, 741 6th Ave., and show the love at the second annual Create Lovington, a music and fun-filled fundraiser to help re-fuel funds for its mini-grant program.

The fundraiser will feature live music from three Huntington-based, regionally-traveling eclectic live music acts - The Dividends, Short and Company, which is fresh back from playing at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., and festival favorite DJ Charlie Brown Superstar. Live music will start at 10 p.m.

There will also be a photo booth, raffles and a $10 donation taken at the door to help fuel Create Huntington, a nonprofit organization that helps fund a multitude of projects, events, and people; all of which have the common

goal of making Huntington a better place.

Go online at http://www.createhuntington.com/ for more info.

 

A few more Valentine's Weekend events .... 

 

Save The Last Dance For Dad

Looking for a fun family event, The Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District is hosting its 

second annual Father-Daughter Valentine Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb.10 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Conference Center Grand Ballroom. This event will be a special evening for dads and daughters to dress up,

dance and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Enjoy music by Chad Midkiff of DCM Pro Events. Guests will receive a special 

photo to commemorate the evening and each girl will receive a special 

Valentine rose. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $20 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, at the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation 

District Office in Heritage Station, and at the Big Sandy Superstore 

Arena Box Office.

This event is presented by the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District and the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. For 

more information contact GHPRD Recreation Coordinator Stacey Leep at sleep@ghprd.org or 304-696-5954.

 

Jazz at the Jockey Club

The cozy Jockey Club, 938 Fourth Ave., hosts its monthly jazz combo from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10. So go hit some dinner at 21 Club (best be making reservations now) and then pop into the adjacent Jockey Club, which too is located inside the gorgeous historic Frederick Hotel.

 

A Ballad Brush of Broadway

St. Albans-native and Off Broadway vocalist Sean Watkins performs at 7:30 Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The Marshall graduate and nationally touring actor/and singer Watkins will perform with acclaimed New York composer and lyricist John Bucchino in an evening featuring intimate character ballads, contemporary jazz and musical theatre. Bucchino’s songs have been performed and recorded by Art Garfunkel, Judy Collins, Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Yo-Yo Ma, the Boston Pops and many others. Ticket sales for an evening of John Bucchino’s diverse songbook, including “Better Than I” and “Grateful,” may be purchased at JohnMcAlisterProductions.com or by calling the JMP Box Office at 888-453-ARTS.

 

Some Murder and Merriment: George Snider's well-traveled Murder and Merriment troupe presents "Murderous Match Game," a Valentine's-themed murder mystery dinner theater at 7 p.m. Friday and

Saturday, Feb. 10-11 at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill, Ky. The cost for the dinner and show is $35 (plus

tax) per person. The park also is offering a package that includes the dinner, show and an overnight stay in Lewis Caveland Lodge. Call 606-286-4411.

 

ARTS is Always Closing With Glengarry Glen Ross

ARTS kicked off its 2017 season with the fast-paced 1980s sales drama, "Glengarry Glen Ross," that is now in its second and final weekend at the Huntington High Renaissance Center Ballroom.

Grab show tickets, or dinner and a show tickets for David Mamet's play that won both a Tony and Pulitzer Prize.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 9-11. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and show tickets are $30, show only is $15. The Thursday special is two tickets for $20.

For those who don't remember the 1992 movie starring Al Pacino, Jack

Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey and Jonathan Pryce, "Glengarry Glen Ross" splays open two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to engage in any

number of unethical, illegal acts - from lies and flattery to bribery, threats, intimidation and burglary - to sell undesirable real estate to unwitting prospective buyers.

Call 304-733-2787 to reserve tickets. Seating is extremely limited for the shows and dinners. Warning this play does contain adult language.

Go online at http://www.artstristate.org/ for more info on the show.

 

Take a Hike At the Museum 

The Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District and the Huntington Museum of Art are teaming up to bring you a fun, family-friendly outdoor event at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 join the GHPRD Recreation Team and HMA Nature Trail Docents on a short winter hike on the beautiful trails at the Huntington Museum of Art, followed by hot cocoa and a nature-based craft. This free outdoor winter activity is open to the public and fun for the whole family.

  A map of the trail is available to view or print at www.hmoa.org/nature/nature-trails. While at the Museum, be sure to check out some of the amazing exhibits including "

For more information contact GHPRD Recreation Coordinator Stacey Leep at sleep@ghprd.org or call 304-696-5954 or HMA Museum & Schools Coordinator Cindy Dearborn at cdearborn@hmoa.org or call 304-529-2701.

 

My Roadtrip Pick: If you can't beat 'em, might as well join 'em. Since French Creek Freddie predicted six more weeks of winter, might as well have some winter sports fun. Head east high into the mountains of Canaan Valley, the highest valley east of the Mississippi River, where ski season is in full swing. The family-owned Timberline Four Seasons Resort has a big Valentine's weekend planned with dinner specials in the lodge, and live music by the Split String Soup Bluegrass Band. Enjoy skiing at Timberline as well as its neighboring resort,  Canaan Resort, where you can also go ice skating, and snow tubing.

 While in Canaan Valley, be sure to check out the winter splendor of Blackwater Falls, some live music at the Purple Fiddle and some WV made brews at Mountain State Brewery in Thomas and Blackwater Brewing and Stumptown Ales, both in Davis.

 Go online at www.timberlineresort,com for more info about Timberline and go online at www.canaanresort.com for more info on Canaan.