WSAZ Home and Garden Show
From flooring to roofing to beds, baths, blinds and beyond, everything you ever wanted to find for your house can be found at the annual WSAZ Home and Garden Show that takes place 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.
Enjoy more than 100 exhibitors in more than 25,000 square feet of displays including the always incredible Landscaping By Hillcrest lobby display.
Kids can check out the Kid's Adventure Garden, sponsored by the Huntington Garden Club, Bob's Market & Greenhouse, Green Clovers 4-H Club, Good News Llamas and Little Victories Animal Rescue Group. Activities include an interactive garden and petting zoo.
Stop by the WSAZ booth and visit with John Marra, WSAZ’s own home and garden expert, who will be available throughout the show to answer your questions. WSAZ NewsChannel 3 reporters and anchors will also be on hand to chat with attendees.
The Tri-State Master Gardeners also will conduct seminars and answering questions.
Into The ArtsStream
For the past 17 years the Colorado-based Artstream Nomadic Gallery has been bringing contemporary pottery to the people in its mobile gallery - a 30-foot-long classic silver Airstream camper.
The shiny Artstream will be at the Huntington Museum of Art from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday for an art party with Southside Sliders and Grindstone Coffee, while the trailer filled with art work from 30 different ceramic artists will be parked at Pullman Square from 10 to 6 Saturday and Sunday.
Weather permitting, pottery wheel demonstrations by HMA clay students will take place, and hands-on art activities for children will be offered by Marshall University Art Education students taught by Maribea Barnes-Marsano.
Pop Goes The Artists Series
Although John Ondrasik is known for is artistic name, Five for Fighting,” he’s definitely not in the penalty box when it comes to placing meaningful, lush pop ballads all over the radio with such No. 1 hits like “Superman (It’s Not Easy”) and “100 Years,” as well as songs on more than 350 films and TV shows.
At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, Ondrasik, kicks off a 10-date theater tour complete with a string quartet at the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center as part of the Marshall Artists Series.
Opening for Ondrasik, who has sold more than 2.5 million albums and who has given more than 1 million albums to U.S. Troops, is Marie Miller, a Curb Records artist fresh back from a mission trip to Africa.
Tickets are $32, $43 and $54 at the Marshall Artists Series Box Office at 304-696-6656 or online at Ticketmaster.com. You may also visit the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse box office from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Chemical Valley Rocks it Right Round
The Chemical Valley roller derby team is hosting its first bout of the 2018 season.
Come over to Skateland, 4430 Altizer Ave., in the Altizer neighborhood of Huntington at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10 for a fast and furious doubleheader called the Shamblock Showdown. Chemical Valley takes on the Rail City Roller Derby team at 1 p.m., and then at 3 p.m. it’s WV Roller Derby vs. Gem City.
Tickets are $15, $10 for those ashes 6 to 16, and free for those five and under.
Get advanced tickets (limited to 150) at https://cvrgmarch10.brownpapertickets.com/?pk_vid=4a48e3386f2391891518532142d24706
A Tempting Taste of Motown in Downtown Ashland
From 1975 to 1983, celebrated R&B crooner Glenn Leonard led the Temptations singing on some 10 albums with the legendary Motown group.
These days Leonard, a native of Washington D.C., and who has been earning a living singing since age 13, is teamed up with fellow former Temptation, Joe Herndon to bring their Temptations Motown Revue to the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10.
Tickets are $35 and $45 to see Leonard and Herndon who have played in the Tri-State (including shows with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra) and at the Paramount with Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.
Get tickets online at www.paramountartscenter.com, at the box office at 1300 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY or by calling 606-324-0007.
The Signs Will Come Out Tomorrow
Huntington High School, junior Zadokite Wood, who will get an associate’s degree in American Sign Language (ASL) in May from Mountwest Community & Technical College, is presenting a unique theatrical capstone project, “Annie Jr. in ASL and English at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, and at 3 p.m. Sunday March 11 in the Huntington High School auditorium.
Annie is comprised of two casts, there are 17 actors on-stage using American Sign Language, and 10 actors off-stage using spoken English and singing the songs. Tickets are $10 and $5 for children and seniors (65 and older).
We Are ... Gospel
Life-long church musician and well-known Huntington pastor Donte Jackson and a bunch of his gospel loving brothers and sisters are rekindling The Black Sacred Music Festival, that was founded by the legendary singer and educator, Ethel Caffie-Austin back in 1990 at the Charleston Civic Center, and that was held up until 2001 at West Virginia State University in Charleston.
This next weekend, and after a 16-year-hiatus, The Black Sacred Music Festival sets up at Smith Hall at Marshall University from Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11, with a full plate of concerts as well as 30 different music and ministry workshops from spirituals to choir directing and African Drum Ensemble to Spoken Word, Mime and organ techniques. Workshops are $25 and $20 for students.
The concerts are set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, a mass choir concert and then at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, a Youth Mass and Young Adult Mass Choir Concert.
For more information, call Donte Jackson at 304-444-1947 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow the Facebook page for daily updates at: www.Facebook.com/bsmf1990. Go online at https://www.blacksacredmusicfestival.com/ for more info about the Black Sacred Musical Festival.
ROAD TRIP: Head over to the West Virginia Mountains for one more awesome ski party.
At the family owned Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Davis, they say Aloha spring with their unique seasonal festival, The 24th annual Snowy Luau that will take place Saturday on the mountain, which will be open Thursday through Sunday, March through 11.
The Snowy Luau is just what it sounds like it would be, the sweet, laid-back aloha spirit of Hawaii blending with that same spirit of friendliness of Timberline, the family-owned and family-oriented ski resort founded in 1986 by the Reichle and Herz families, who are celebrating their 32nd year of owning the business. Showcasing the Virginia-based group, Hula Halau ‘O Hokuolino, the Snowy Luau features traditional and authentic Hawaiian music, dancing and even fire twirling. There’s also a Polynesian style pig roast, and a bunch of Spring Break-style games on the slopes such as the beach-themed Snow-Sculpting contest, a costume contest parade, and much more fun like fireworks on the mountain that Saturday night.
Go online at timberlineresort.com for more info.
Over at Snowshoe Mountain, they are hosting their sixth annual Ballhooter Spring Break Festival, set for March 9-11.
Headlining this year's "Spring Break of the Dead" will be Theory of a Deadman, the hip-hop group Nappy Roots, and local favorite Shawn Owen.
Offered during spring break season, the festival draws thousands to Snowshoe every March, according to the release.
The theme of this year's festival is "Spring Break of the Dead" which will include costume contests, live DJ parties, games and the Friday night "March of the Dead" party procession in the Snowshoe Village.
Find more information as well as the entire schedule of events for this year's Ballhooter Spring Break festival at https://www.snowshoemtn.com/things-to-do/events/ballhooter-springbreak-festival.
For more information call 877-441-4386 or visit at www.snowshoemtn.com.