Out&about

 ‘Nature’ exhibition | Through July 29 

The inventive work of sculptor Gil Narro Garcia can be seen this month at the Fire Hall Gallery at 108 N. George St. in Charles Town.

“Interpreting Nature” will be on display through July 29 during the gallery’s regular hours from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is free. For details, go to washingtonstreetartistcooperative.org.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Jefferson Arts Council, formerly the Arts & Humanities Alliance.

 

Musical | Thursday through Sunday

A musical version of L. Frank Baum’s classic “The Wizard of Oz” comes to Charles Town’s Old Opera House starting Thursday night. The summer youth production performances at the historic theater at 204 N. George St. are sponsored by Charles Town Kiwanis. Reserve tickets or get more information by calling the box office at 304-725-4420 or going online to oldoperahouse.org.

 

Theater fest | Through Aug. 3 

See the latest plays as the Contemporary American Theater Festival continues on the campus of Shepherd University through next weekend. The lineup includes five new plays in rotating repertory along with stage readings, a lecture series, workshops, classes, art exhibitions, an art show and more.

Learn details about this season’s plays and playwrights by visiting catf.org. Tickets may be reserved online or by calling the CATF box office at 800-999-2283.

 

Twilight swim Friday

Take a dip Friday evenings at Jefferson Memorial Pool on Mildred Street in Charles Town. When weather permits, the pool is open Friday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost is $3 per person or $8 per family. Questions? Call the pool house at 304-725-8313 or go online to jmpark.org.

 

Summertime Art Soiree | Aug. 1 and 2

It’s almost time for the Old Opera House’s eighth-annual Old Opera House Summertime Art Soiree. Next week’s event begins with a Friday night gala featuring hors d’oeuvres, wine and blues roots musician Daryl Jr. Cline. (Learn more about him at jrcline.com.)

At the center of the fundraiser at the historic theater at 204 N. George St. in Charles Town is the showcase of local artists’ work. The lineup of talented locals includes S.J. Brown (wildlife photography), Ed Cimaglio (decorative gourds with acrylic painting, staining, carving and pyrography), Kat Cimaglio (acrylic paintings and needle-felt work), Diana Cooper (wildlife and scenic photography), Ellen Hardesty (photography),  Anna Howard (one-of-a-kind clocks), Pat Magnone (jewelry), Steve McDonald (woodwork and bass-guitar maker), Earl Mills (photography), Denise O’Brien (glass work), Bruce Olson (personal photography), Robin Tatina (watercolor landscapes) and Scott Tatina (wood turnings).

Tickets for the Aug. 1 gala cost $37.50 and can be reserved by calling the theater’s box office at 304-725-4420. On Aug. 2, the event continues with the art show and sale that’s open to the public at no charge. Learn more at oldoperahouse.org.

 

Outdoor concert  | Aug. 2 

The Hokums, the inventive Americana duo Deane Kern and Panhandle Dan Cronin, play at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 outside the Middleway Community Center at 112 East St.  For more on the free event sponsored by the Middleway Conservancy Association, call 304-728-6400.

 

Share your event: Have an item for Out&About? Send your news by 2 p.m. Monday to Christine@spiritofjefferson.com.

 

 

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