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Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival is a weekend-long immersion in the creative arts on a magical mountaintop in WV. Culturefest events include but are not limited to: world music, dance, performance art, workshops, artisan vendors, drum circles, Kids' Village, healing arts, camping, community art projects, parade, after hours cabaret, good vibes and beautiful mountain scenery.

FestivALL Charleston

Experience it ALL in Charleston, WV! FestivALL will celebrate it's 14th year with a variety of live music, visual art, theatre, dance and more in venues throughout downtown Charleston. This year's main events include: Lake Street Dive at the Mayor's Concert, the two day juried Capitol Street Art Fair and Children's Art Fair, Dance FestivALL featuring Jamal Story, Italian theatre at Compagnia TPO's Panda's Home, Carriage Trail Walk, Wine & Jazz Music Festival featuring Black Masala, B&B River Queen Cruises, Ice Cream & the Arts in Elk City and more! Visit www.festivallcharleston.com/events for over 10 days of fun in the capital city!

FestivALL Charleston

Join FestivALL as they turn a city into a work of art. Enjoy a multitude of art and entertainment at a variety of venues during WV's premier arts celebration. FestivALL includes more than 130 events and 360 performances and exhibitions from music, theater, dance, visual art, humanities and more. Many events are free or low cost. Main events include Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff, Mayor's Concert, Capitol Street Art Fair & Children's Art Fair, Wine & All That Jazz, Carriage Trail Walk and Dance Gala. Full schedule TBA.

B-The Underwater Bubble Show

Inspired by the famous Canadian troupe “Cirque du Soleil,” take a dive into the latest theatrical sensation, with B–The Underwater Bubble Show, starring Mr. B! Using cutting-edge laser technology, snow cannons, soap bubble tornadoes and optical illusions, B–The Underwater Bubble Show is an interactive performance that appeals to children and adults alike. Don’t miss all the dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionism, sand art, and a little bit of magic!

West Virginia Cares Festival – Pegasus Farm Campground

West Virginia Cares Festival is a new regional event celebrating all that we CARE about this great Mountain State. WE CARE about our people, our veterans, our culture, our environment, our history, our talent and our future. The two-day event features Appalachian music, dance, arts, crafts, foods, the hospitality of mountain folk and many other events.

Charleston Light Opera Guild presents “Anything Goes”

The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka "Public Enemy #13." Song, dance and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy with the love of his life. The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present Anything Goes on: July 28, 29, August 4 and 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm; July 30 and August 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre. The production is sponsored by the Alex and Betty Schoenbaum Foundation. For more info and to purchase tickets: www.charlestonlightoperaguild.org

Summer Camps – Performing Arts Camp with Alban Arts

Performing Arts Camp 1 with Alban Arts Ages 6-11 $150 family plus and premium members; $175 non-members Performing Arts Camp 2 with Alban Arts Ages 12-17 $150 family plus and premium members; $175 non-members The Clay Center and The Alban Arts Center have teamed up again to offer an exciting, performance based performing arts camp! Campers ages 6-11 and 12-17 will perfect their acting, singing, dance and technical skills with the local, professional artists from The Alban. The final day of camp we will produce scenes, monologues and song and dance numbers on the Clay Center’s beautiful Maier stage!

Beverly Heritage Days / Battle of Rich Mountain Reenactment

Living history from Pioneer Days, Civil War and World War II; Craft demonstrations, Music, Food, and more. Historic periods dance. All-weekend event culminates in the Battle of Rich Mountain reenactment on Sunday. Experience centuries of history in historic Beverly. Small town. . .big history!

Dance Gala featuring Taylor 2

The Paul Taylor Dance Company is one of the world’s most sought after and respected ensembles in the world. The smaller six-member Taylor 2 was established in 1993 to ensure that Mr. Taylor’s works could be seen by audiences all over the world without regard to economic or logistical limitations. Their engagements are flexible and customized to meet the needs of the area. Mr. Taylor’s works are performed by companies throughout the world that include the Royal Danish Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Paul Taylor is one of the most accomplished artists that this country has ever produced. His choreography is hailed for it’s musicality. He has set works to an eclectic mix of music that varies from classical symphonies to scores from Ragtime and Tin Pan Alley. Mr. Taylor has received nearly every important honor given to artists in the United States and his companies continue to inspire dancers and choreographers everywhere. Critics and audiences cheer the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in Mr. Taylor's work. West Virginia companies, The Charleston Ballet, under the direction of Kim Pauley, and River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, under the direction of Michelle Raider, will also perform. Tickets: $22 available at Clay Center box office (304-561-3570) and online; tickets also available at Charleston Ballet and River City Youth Ballet studios in advance or at the door 1 hour prior to show time.

Wheeling Arts & Culture Fest

Welcome to the 2017 Wheeling Arts & Culture Fest. The Arts Fest and the Upper Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival have combined efforts to bring comprehensive arts & culture programming to the festival! The festival will be on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Wheeling Heritage Port. The Ohio County Library will continue to host additional literary and historical programming for the festival. The festival will include all of the great events from both festivals so if you are looking for the Artist Market or the Around the World Carnival, you will find it all. The admission-free event is open to everyone in the community and offers a variety of arts and cultural programs, including live music, visual arts, theatre, dance, literature, culinary demonstrations, historical arts, and much more.

FestivALL Charleston

Enjoy 10 days of music, theater, dance, visual art, family fun and much more in the capital city! FestivALL is West Virginia's premier arts collaborator and welcomes the community to come together to experience both local and national talents. The city-wide and multi-arts event hosts over 130 events and 360 performances and exhibitions from music, theatre, dance, visual art, humanities and more each summer. Many events are free or low cost and are designed with a little bit of something for everyone. Stay tuned for 2017 announcements!

Skirmish On The River

Come see how your ancestors lived during that turbulent time! There are live battles on Saturday and Sunday. Educational Day for students is Friday. Ladies Tea Saturday at Noon. Period costumes and Dance Saturday night. Cannon Night Firing. Camps open to the public all weekend.

Friday Night Alive

Trillium Performing Arts presents Friday Night Alive, a diverse local talent showcase and family friendly event with performances in music, dance, theatre, and in whatever other weird and wonderful genres we find stowed away. So what are you waiting for?

Illstyle & Peace Dance Productions

This Carnegie Hall Mainstage Performance will feature Illstyle & Peace Dance Productions which is a multicultural Philadelphia-based dance company founded in 2002 by Brandon "Peace" Albright. The company creates work rooted in contemporary, West African and old-school hip-hop styles blended with an eclectic mix of dance and performance disciplines including tap, ballet, DJing and beatboxing.

Augusta Heritage Center’s Halloween Square Dance

Augusta Heritage Center’s Halloween Square Dance, presented by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, October 21 in the Pit Dance Studio in Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. A beginners workshop starts at 7:45 p.m. Music will be provided by the Old-Time Week Staff Band with calling by Lou Maiuri. General admission is $6 or $4 for students. Those who come in costume will receive a $1 admission discount. The dance is part of Augusta’s October Old-Time Week, October 16-21, featuring West Virginia musicians. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email [email protected]

ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N. Opener: Farnsworth

Step out of your seat and onto the Clay Center stage to mix, mingle and share a toast at this concert series. Catch the latest in new music from rising stars specially-plucked from local and national stages.

Opening Weekend Party: Live Music, Fling Golf, May Day Dance

Join us Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1 for a weekend loaded with special events, favorite meals and a great rate package! Weekend Highlights Include: A Friday night front porch concert (Robbie Limon), fling golf, a Saturday BBQ chicken cook out on the Hill and more! Be the first to try a new way to enjoy Capon’s prep course! We will be introducing the latest and greatest recreational activity at Capon: Fling Golf! Come up to the prep course Saturday morning for an introduction and demonstration of this “lacrosse meets golf” game. Then play in our first best “fling golf” tourney! *BONUS: If you really want to be the first official guests of our 2016 season, add on Thursday night, April 28th, and feast on our first steak dinner on the Hill and enjoy a special Bingo Bash under the stars.

WV Dance Festival

The WV Dance Festival showcases the talents of West Virginia dancers who come to the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston each spring to perform and take classes from nationally acclaimed dance instructors. This will mark the event’s 35th year.

Appalachian Showcase Concert

Shepherd University will be hosting the 39th annual Appalachian Studies Association conference from March 18-20. Nearby 1,000 scholars, educators, students, activists, and learners will come together in Shepherdstown to celebrate our region. As part of the conference, we will present a special showcase concert for the community and visitors featuring John Lilly and Blue Yonder, Appalachian dance, storytelling and much more.

Chally’s Follies

Join the Trillium Performing Arts Collective as they present "Chally's Follies". Chally's Follies is Trillium's latest collection of dance and movement theatre pieces, featuring new work from nine (9) different artists. This concert is extremely special, as it is a celebration of Trillium artist Chally Erb, who is currently battling ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease). Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM with a Sunday performance at 3:00 PM. (Please note the Thursday, March 3 performance is a Dress Rehearsal performance -- and is a "Pay What You Can" donation-based performance.)

Dusquesne University Taburitzans

Get ready for a two-hour journey through the cultures of Eastern Europe filled with colorful costumes, live music, and spectacular dances. Now celebrating 79 years, the Duquesne Universty Tamburitzans are the longest-running multicultural ensemble in the United States. More than a dozen languages, more than 200 costumes, and nearly 50 instruments are featured in every show.

Chief Logan Lodge – VALENTINE PARTY

It's a sweet evening at Chief Logan Lodge for a Valentine dinner, dance and overnight. 'Coal Fired Band' is playing. Dinner, dance and King or Queen room for two is $109.94. Other room types available. Special rates for Friday and Sunday night rentals for sweethearts looking to linger longer.