Now attracting more than 1,000 women from the tri-state area, GNO is a party women don’t want to miss. Local restaurants prepare their tastiest bites and male volunteers wait on guests with signature drinks, beer or wine from the bar. Photo opportunities abound, as GNO is widely known for its stunning décor. This year’s theme: Be Boho Chic, Live Violence Free. Inside the event, guests can shop a beautifully staged silent auction of over 100 items and dance the night away to live DJ entertainment. Tickets $125 thru August 1st; $150 starting August 2nd at www.gnowv.com
Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African slaves throughout the Confederate South on June 19. The word Juneteenth derives from a combination of “June” and “nineteenth. The Juneteenth event is a free outdoor event for the public presented by the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA). This Juneteenth celebration features headliner Step Afrika! This electrifying dance company from Washington, DC promotes an appreciation for stepping as a contemporary dance genre and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people. Juneteenth also features live entertainment from Unity in the Community Choir, MLK Male Chorus, Mrs. Jean English from Harlem Heights, spoken word by Ms. Crystal Good & Mrs. Janet Williams, Live DJ Woody Woods from 98.7 the Beat, games and much more. This event is free and open to the public.
A throwback to the day when seasons dictated fashion. A “White Party” celebrates Spring. Come out for a posh evening of live music and dancing at the Bluefield Area Arts Center. Tickets are $40 and include heavy hors d’oeurves, silent auction, fashion show (vote for your favorite), live entertainment, live DJ till 11 P.M. There will be a cash bar. To make reservations call 304-589-0339
The Trillium Performing Arts Collective is hosting their second annual Summer Soiree on Saturday, June 11 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Greenbrier Convention and Visitors Bureau. Trillium has been encouraging artistic expression and creative opportunities in the Greenbrier Valley since 1982. The evening will feature a dinner catered by The Bakery on Court Street; local brews from the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, wine, and soft drinks; live music and a DJ; dancing; and a raffle, with various prizes donated by local businesses. Tickets are $60 each or $100 per pair, and may be purchased at the Trillium office, at the Greenbrier Convention and Visitors Bureau, or online at www.summersoiree2016.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, stop by the office at 867 Court Street North, or call (304) 645-3003.
Taking the FUN of 2015's successful GLOW RUN and moving it to the park! GLOW IN THE PARK Ultimate 5K FUN RUN! This night time race has glow paint, foam machines, and a Live DJ Dance Party! This is a non-stop party for the whole family! For more info please contact the WVIHF at 304-622-7314 or visit their website at www.wvihf.com