August 18-21 Arts and Entertainment Events in Ohio’s Central Valley

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) – Here’s a rundown of all the arts and entertainment happening this weekend in the Mid-Ohio Valley. A full list of events is available at

In progress

  • Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art Exhibit at Dairy Barn Art Center, Wed-Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. until September 4
  • Guided guided tours on Valley Gem, all summer long, call for dates and times
  • Boat trips to Blennerhassett Island, all summer, call for dates and times
  • Exhibition The River 2022: Flowing Again, Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. until Sept. 17.
  • Virginia Killigan Mixed Media exhibition at Westbanco, August. Mon-Fri. 9am-3pm

Thursday August 18

  • An Evening with Dr. Leslie Elliot at the Emerson Ave. Library, Thursday. 6:30 p.m.
  • Artsbridge Summer Music Series, Celebrating 20 Years: “Band of Brothers” at Parkersburg City Park on Thursday. 7 p.m.
  • “Vocal Point” at Muskingum Park, Thursday. 7 p.m.
  • 3rd Thursday Lecture: Prehistoric Artifacts Found at Clarks Site at Castle, Thursday. 7-8 p.m.

friday august 19

  • Parkersburg Homecoming at downtown PKB, all day Friday through Saturday.
  • BB2 Makerspace 10 Year Celebration at Marietta Shrine Club, Fri. 5pm-9pm
  • Concert and dinner series: “Fifth Street Jazz” at the Blennerhassett Hotel, Fri. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • “Everclear” at the Adelphia, Fri. 7 p.m.
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Actors Guild, Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m.

Saturday August 20

  • Reflections of the Putnam Girls at Afternoon Tea at Blennerhassett Island, Sat 8am-1:30pm
  • Nitty Gritty Series at Campus Martius Museum, Sat. 10am
  • True Crime Book Club at Emerson Ave. Library, Sat. 1pm-2pm
  • Concert and Dinner Series: “RB3” at the Blennerhassett Hotel, Sat. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • “Audio Cide” and “Black Sasquatch” at the Dils Center, Sat. 7 p.m.
  • Don Kesterson Class of 72 History at the Parkersburg Art Center, Sat. 7 p.m.
  • Retrospective of the 90s at the Adelphia, Sat. 9 p.m.

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Jennifer R. Strohm