- Visit Port City Cafe and Pub for a special live performance by Mike Campbell. The show begins at 7 p.m.
- The Portsmouth Little Theatre’s performance of “Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?” debuts this weekend. The plot revolves around the decline of the family patriarch who is about to die, and is surrounded by his children. The clan has reunited to support their elderly dad and, more specifically, to find out the contents of his will. With boyfriends, fiancés and significant others in tow, the four siblings – Sara, Evalita, Orville and Lurlene are not-so-patiently waiting to hear who will inherit what. The only problem is that Daddy seems to have lost the will. To find out what happens next, visit, http://www.pltlive.com/plttickets.html to purchase tickets. The box office will also be open hour prior to show time. This show is rated PG and will be performed this weekend, May 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.
- Eric Putnam will be performing at Port City, beginning at 8 p.m.
- The Complex Shopping Mall in West Portsmouth is hosting a weekly Flea Market. The Flea Market will be held every Friday in the Parking Lot. Each Vendor that sets up will be given a coupon for a free breakfast from the concession stand,(Valid 1 per paid space). Set up begins at 7 a.m. Please bring your own tables, chair, canopy etc. Call/Text Jessica at 740- 370-2984 for more information.
- The Ro-Na theatre will be providing a sneak-peak of Dr. Dekay’s House of Screams this weekend during the Gus Macker basketball tournament. The Ro-Na is located in downtown Ironton at the Ro-Na Theater in downtown Ironton. The event may not be suitable for young children and will be hosted from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission for this event is $5.
- The Main Street Portsmouth Farmers Market will return for the season on May 21, beginning at 9 a.m. The market is a wonderful opportunity to meet your neighbor, hear from local non-profits, and, of course, purchase locally grown foods and cottage-made goods. The Healthy Bucks program will also be ongoing, where children and adults will be able to participate in an educational opportunity, in exchange for a healthy reward. Market Manager Alex Scott will have registration sheets available for all vendors wishing to participate this year.
- Bring your dancing shoes because the SugarBeats! will be playing at Port City starting at 8 p.m.
- Science Fiction, Horror and Short-Story author Charles D. Romans will be hosting a book signing at the Inner Geek beginning at 1 p.m. The Inner Geek is a comic and collectible store located within the Ashland Mall.
- Rue21 in New Boston will be hosting a special clearance shopping event 3 hours prior to typical store hours. Prices start at $3 and accessories are priced as low as $1.
- Local band ‘Because We Love You’ will be performing at the Portsmouth Brewery at 7 p.m.
Shawnee State Park Lodge hosts “Third Thursdays with Steve Free.” This event is held every third Thursday of the month from 6-9 p.m.
The Clark Planetarium at Shawnee State University hosts free public shows every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Planetarium is located in the Advanced Technology Building on campus at 94 2nd Street, Portsmouth. For more information, call 740-351-3147 or email [email protected]
The communities jam sessions at Riverview Retirement Center. Locals will be invited to perform or listen to good music. The event is held at 500 2nd Street, Portsmouth. It will be held every Sunday at the Riverview Retirement Center.
The 1810 House opens May 1, and will operate every Sunday between 2 and 4 p.m. until December 18. Step back in Scioto County History to review the antiquities held within one of Portsmouth’s oldest structures at 1926 Waller Street. Parking is available for guests on the streets. There is no admission, but donations insure the longevity of this piece of Portsmouth history and are much appreciated. Group tours can be arranged by calling 740-876-4050.
Theology on Tap will be held in the Club Room of Port City every Monday night starting at 6 p.m. everyone is invited to join Fr. Steve Cuff from All Saints Episcopal Church for “conversations about stuff that matters.” It’s an informal discussion, so feel free to bring yourself, your friends, your questions, your faith and your doubt.
What’s healthy, fun and free? Biking! Bike with Bill Raison every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind Coffee @ The Lofts! Check the Portsmouth Connex page for updates, or call 740-370-9339 for information.