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AUGUST 18

  • Join Bill Kirby and other dedicated bikers every Thursday night at 6 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Lofts on Gallia Street for a bike trek around town.
  • The 18th Annual Hero’s Breakfast will take place at the SOMC Friend’s Center at 7:30 a.m.Tickets are $10 or Patron tickets for $25 (with name listed in program). Call 740-354-3293 to purchase or stop by at 1801 Robinson Avenue, Portsmouth office.
  • Rally on the River in Ironton kicks off with performances by Bobaflex and Another Lost Year. Tickets for all three days of Rally cost $20, which includes four drinks. VIP tickets are $30, which includes five drinks and admission to the Bud Light BBQ Hog Roast which will take place Friday night.
  • Poor NaNa (Poor Me) will be performing at Port City Cafe and Pub, 424 Chillicothe Street, Portsmouth from 7-9 p.m.

AUGUST 19

  • Rally on the River continues with performances by Red Sun Rising and Split Nixon.
  • The Bible Beaters, Husky Burnette and Decon Ron will be performing at Frank-N-Steins, 707 Chillicothe Street in Portsmouth at 10 p.m.
  • Doctor Dekay’s House of Screams, Haunted House will take place through August 20 at 312 South 3rd Street in Ironton from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
  • Eric Putnam will be performing at Port City Cafe and Pub, 424 Chillicothe Street from 8-11 p.m.
  • Irongate will be performing an acoustic set at the Stag Bar, 2255 US Highway 23 at 8 p.m.

AUGUST 20

  • Take a trip to the Roy Roger’s Esplanade and enjoy fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market, sponsored by Main Street Portsmouth. The Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. EBT/SNAP benefits accepted.
  • The Midnight Blue Band will be performing at Port City Cafe and Pub, 424 Chillicothe Street, from 8-11 p.m.
  • Drowning Pool and Geneva will be performing at the last day of Rally on the River.
  • Suffer (Triggersoul), Ashes Arose, and Zeroking will be performing at Frank-N-Steins, 707 Chillicothe Street, from 9:45 until Midnight.

AUGUST 21

  • Shane Runion will be performing at Shawnee State University, at 4 p.m. as part of the ‘Weekend of Welcome,’ there is no admission. The concert will take place on the campus lawn.
  • The Portsmouth Area Arts Council has teamed up with Shawnee State University and the Cincinnatti Shakespeare Company for the Second Annual ‘Shakespeare in the Park,’ performance of Macbeth. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on the Alumni Green, please bring a blanket, or a lawn chair as no seating is available.

AUGUST 22

  • 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.
  • Auditions for the Portsmouth Area Art Council’s ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’ begin, for those ages 6-18. Auditions will continue on Aug. 23. Auditions and participation are free to all local students. Students need to come prepared with a 60-second song for their audition and be prepared to read from the script. Rehearsals will take place Monday through Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m.

AUGUST 25

  • Join Bill Kirby and other dedicated bikers every Thursday night at 6 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Lofts on Gallia Street for a bike trek around town.

ONGOING EVENTS

  • 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 Ohio River Street Rodders will host its monthly Cruise-in at the McDonalds in Wheelersburg on the last Saturday of the month from May until October. There are no entry fees for those wishing to participate. There will be a Live DJ playing music, lots of door prizes and a grand door prize at every event. There will also be a 50-50 drawing with all proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House.
  • The 1810 House is now open 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.
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