Berkeley County Arts Council Bulletin - May / June Events

Art Exhibits

Continuing through May 20
The Seventh Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit
The Art and Earth juried exhibit attracted 144 works by 60 artists from 20 states. Juror Sonya Evanisko of Shepherd University selected 46 works by 37 artists for the exhibit. Accepted works include paintings, mixed-media works, photographs, and a selection of ceramics and other 3-dimensional works. The exhibit will be on display through May 20. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4. A full list of the accepted artists is on the Berkeley Arts Council web site at

May 24-June 24
Potomac River Artists Guild Recent Work: The Berkeley Art Works presents a selection of new work from members of the Potomac River Artists Guild. Artists expected to participate are Monica Wilcox, Tom Nebel, Mary Alice Bowers, Sue Parker, Lilly Barrows, Carol Wilks, Jane Horst, Ronda Albright and others. Reception Friday, May 26 from 5-7pm. Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg; Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4 Potomac River Artists Guild Free and Open to the Public;

May 24 - July 8
A Summer Exhibit of work by Art 105/205 students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.The visual art top 3 award winners from Blue Ridge’s recent “Outlet” Arts and Letters competition are included in this exhibit.The exhibit will be displayed in the Art Works Back Space Gallery. Reception Friday, May 26 from 5-7pm. 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg; Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4;

Special Events

May 9
Speak Story Series Presents Csenge Zalka. Csenge brings the magical folktales of her native Hungary to audiences of all ages. Reynolds Hall, 109 N. King St., Shepherdstown WV Tuesday, May, 9, 2017 from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Speak Story Series $12.00 at the door 304 886 9481; or info (at) speakstoryseries .com

May 19
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Fundraiser for Friends of Music. Includes three-course dinner and performance by Murder Mysteries Will Travel, a professional troupe from Winchester.  The Bavarian Inn, 164 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Friday, May 19, 2017 6:30-9:30 pm Friends of Music $100 per person 304-876-5765; or info (at) friendswv .org


May 6
Shepherdstown May Celebration. May Celebration to welcome spring with English inspired costumed parade, participatory revels under the maypole and morris dancing.  Outdoors, Shepherdstown, McMurran Lawn on Shepherd University campus Main Event from 10AM-1PM Shepherdstown Music and Dance FREE 304-263-2531; or upperpotomac (at) gmail .com

May 6
Apollo Jazz Orchestra featuring Chris Vadala.  $15 at the door Washington High School 300 Washington Patriots Dr Charles Town, WV Saturday at 7:00PM Washington High School $12 online (304)-995-2377; or apollojazzwv (at) gmail .com

May 7
Concert by The Band-Changed, a Christian Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Soul Band.  Their music is positive, uplifting, and God-honoring. Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, 2928 Hammonds Mill Rd, Hedgesville, WV 05/07/2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Concerts in the Community $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12 304-754-5039; or concertsinthecommunity (at) comcast .net

May 8
All-County Middle and High School Orchestra Spring Concert. Two ensembles- the All-County Middle School Chamber Orchestra and the All-County High School Symphony Orchestra- will perform in this concert. Musselman High School Auditorium 7:00 PM Berkeley County Orchestra Program donations suggested 3042632916; or delgalloviolin (at) gmail .com

May 20
Berkeley Community Chorus Spring Concert. The BCC website has complete program repertoire and concert details.  Donation benefits local charitable organizations and school music programs. Martinsburg High School Auditorium 7:30 p.m. BCC Donation requested 540-431-8422; or jtpoland (at) frontier .com

May 27 - 28
Live Bluegrass Weekend. Bring your own lawnchairs and enjoy the free show! Saturday is Ernie Bradley and The Grassy Ridge. Sunday is Stoney Creek Bluegrass. Orr’s Farm Market 682 Orr Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25403 Sat and Sunday 11-4 Orr’s Farm Market 304-263-1168


May 6
Belly Dance Workshop. Belly dance at this open-level, retreat-style workshop with live drumming and Middle Eastern refreshments.  LGBTQ-friendly, beginners welcome! MAC Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV Saturday, May 6, 2017, 12 - 2 p.m. Jensuya Belly Dance $50 304-258-7647; or raqs (at) tarabraqs .com

June 16 - 18
25th Annual Dance Recital. Tari Jo’s Dance Studio is celebrating 25 years with its annual dance recital featuring ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop, pointe, and karate Martinsburg High School auditorium Friday, June 16, 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 17, 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 18, 2 p.m. Tari Jo’s Dance Studio $12 304-263-7368;


April 28 - May 7
Grey Gardens the musical . The story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses. Old Opera House Theatre Company - Charles Town 7:30pm Thursday; 8:00pm Friday & Saturday; 2:30pm Sunday $22 Adults, $15 Students; $19 Seniors 65+; $19 College & Military 304-725-4420; or ooh (at) oldoperahouse .org

May 12 - 21
“Shenandoah” A colorful and dramatic musical that tells the story of a strong-willed Virginia farmer trying to keep his family neutral during the Civil War. Family friendly. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, WV 8 pm Fri/Sat; 2:30 on Sundays Advance Tickets Online $15; Matinee $12/ At the Door $17;Matinee $14. 304-263-6766; or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

‘Specially for Kids

April 29 - June 4
Hansel and Gretel. Hansel and Gretel try to escape from their mean Uncle and his Witch girlfriend’s terrible Pizzeria. 412 W. King Street, Martinsburg WV Sat and Sun Show time 1 pm Doors open 12:40 Wonderment Puppet Theater $6 for 2 years and up. Under 2 free 304-260-9382; or wondermentpuppets (at) yahoo .com