Saturday, January 12
Maybe there really is something to be said for the health benefits of weed, because at 85 years old, Willie Nelson seems remarkably well-preserved. But you know he ain’t gonna be around forever, so it’s appropriate timing that a group of Nashville superstars are coming together to fete “The Lonesome Stranger” at an all-star concert that will also be recorded for a future broadcast date. The lineup includes Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, George Strait, Jack Johnson, John Mellencamp, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Lyle Lovett, Sheryl Crow, and Vince Gill. And you. You should be there.
Tuesday, January 15
This Tuesday night tilt will be the only opportunity this season to see the Cup champs in Smashville unless the two teams match up in the championship finals next spring. It would have been even more dramatic if ex-Preds coach Barry Trotz hadn’t packed his hockey bag up after winning last year to flee DC for the Big Apple, but it should still be a great game!
Tuesday, January 15
Whether you believe in hypnosis or not, there are usually enough folks willing to go along with the schtick to make RIch Guzzi’s act worth watching. The hilarious hypnotist puts a group on audience members under a trance and convinces them to do all sorts of untoward things on stage for the entertainment of those smart enough not to volunteer. If you do choose to go onstage, leave your inhibitions at the door!
Wednesday, January 23
Hillsboro High School
Bill Lepp is a beloved storyteller and a five-time winner of the West Virginia State Liars' Contest. It’s rare to see a performer entertain and mesmerize an audience using just a microphone and his spoken words, but Lepp is a master at his craft. This benefit show raises money for the theater troupe at Hillsboro High School.
Sunday, January 20
Warner Park Nature Center
Remember that amazing solar eclipse during the summer of ‘17? While not quite as spectacular, a lunar eclipse where Earth passes between the sun and the moon and blots out the entire lunar disc is still worth checking out. Warner Park Nature Center is hosting a watch party with night hikes, warming fires and telescopes set up to zoom in on the view of the eclipse.