Upcoming Events

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Leonardo’s Lab @ The Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm
The Youth Museum complex is located in New River Park adjacent to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Museum hours are Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Leonardo’s Lab exhibition at the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia. The exhibit offers young artists and inventors a chance to immerse themselves in the mind of Leonardo DaVinci, the original ‘Renaissance Man.’
In very hands-on ways, visitors can build, sketch, test and design via activities tied to Leonardo’s era and ideas. Children and adults both will find the brain challenges, opportunities for creative expression, and intriguing ideas appealing.
The exhibition includes interactive science and art exhibits, including a photo-op with Mona Lisa, ratio-coordinated gears to create your own 2D and 3D interlocking mechanisms, an opportunity to recreate Leonardo’s amazing tool-and-hardware-free interlocking bridge, cut out and fold your own air-powered flying ‘copter, learn Leonardo’s special mirror writing and so much more.
Jul
8
Fri
Leonardo’s Lab @ The Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm
The Youth Museum complex is located in New River Park adjacent to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Museum hours are Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Leonardo’s Lab exhibition at the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia. The exhibit offers young artists and inventors a chance to immerse themselves in the mind of Leonardo DaVinci, the original ‘Renaissance Man.’
In very hands-on ways, visitors can build, sketch, test and design via activities tied to Leonardo’s era and ideas. Children and adults both will find the brain challenges, opportunities for creative expression, and intriguing ideas appealing.
The exhibition includes interactive science and art exhibits, including a photo-op with Mona Lisa, ratio-coordinated gears to create your own 2D and 3D interlocking mechanisms, an opportunity to recreate Leonardo’s amazing tool-and-hardware-free interlocking bridge, cut out and fold your own air-powered flying ‘copter, learn Leonardo’s special mirror writing and so much more.
Fridays in the Park(Word Park) @ Word Park
Jul 8 @ 11:30 am – Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm

Beckley’s 31st Annual Friday in the Park series will open on June 3.  The concert series will be held weekly from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., through August, weather permitting, at Word Park on Neville Street.  Food vendors will offer lunch items for sale.  New vendor Bee Bumbler Bakery will join the regular vendors Flynn’s Hotdogs and The Lunch Wagon, plus a few other vendors plan to sell on select Fridays.

2022 Friday in the Park Entertainment Schedule:

July 8 – The Switch (Rock); 12:45 – Theatre WV (Rocket Boys Musical preview)

July 15 – 11:30 – Patricia Smith (gospel); 12:20 – Mia Bailey (gospel)

July 22 – BEX Arts Week / BAC / The Raleigh’s Open Mic

July 29 – Dance Day: 11:30 – Mercer County COA dancers; 11:55 – Raleigh County COA dancers; 12:20 – Cindy’s Line Dancers; 12:45 – Theater WV (Wizard of Oz preview)

August 5 – Lady D (blues, pop)

August 12 – How Great Thou Art Theatre Group (Motown)

August 19 – Chris Oxley Quartet (jazz)

August 26 – Appalachian Festival – Lost Cannon Bluegrass, followed by Shane Ingram

Live Music at WGB @ Weathered Ground Brewery
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere at Weathered Ground Brewery. Try some WV Crafted spirits and enjoy live music. Check online for times and schedule changes

  • 7/8 Adam Cox
  • 7/9 Jean Hanna Davis
  • 7/15 BlacKingCoal
  • 7/16 Noah Spencer

Please call or check Facebook to verify performances.

“Rocket Boys The Musical” @ Cliffside Amphitheatre - Grandview
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 23 @ 10:00 pm

Experience the story of a boy, Homer “Sonny” Hickam, Jr., living in Coalwood, WV who had a dream of becoming a rocket scientist. You may also recognize the name of the movie based on the book October Sky.