Nationally touring comedian Auggie Cook will entertain audiences Friday, February 17 at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling.
Part of OI’s Art and Ale series, the event features six craft brewed beers, a buffet of foods from Ye Old Alpha and the comedy show. Guests can also view the art exhibit on display in the Hart Galleries.
The evening gets under way at 6:30 p.m. Five breweries will be featured, most of which are new to the Wheeling area. Some beers being served at the February 17 event are not yet available in area stores. Attendees will be among the first to try the new selections.
• Blue Point Brewing, Long Island, New York
• 10 Barrel Brewing, Bend, Oregon
• Golden Road Brewing, Los Angeles
• Elysian Brewing, Seattle
• Evolution Brewing, Salisbury, Maryland
At 7:45 p.m., Auggie Cook will take the stage. Cook has appeared on ABC-TV and A&E. He has worked with many well-known comedians, including Howie Mandel, Drew Carey, Robert Klein, Chris Rock, George Wallace and Rick Rockwell.
His quick wit, clean jokes, easy style and hilarious songs have been making audiences laugh since the 1980s. He has appeared at major comedy clubs, colleges, private parties, corporate functions and dive bars across the country. He has appeared regularly on many of Pittsburgh’s top radio and television stations.
“Featuring stand-up comedy adds another dimension to our beer tasting season. It mixes things up a bit, and gives people a new option for Friday night entertainment,” said Stifel Center director Rick Morgan. “Everyone has a great time. It’s a nice alternative to the traditional bar or club scene.”
Admission to the event is $35 and includes all beverages, buffet of foods and the show. Members of Oglebay Institute receive a discount. Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700.
Soak Up the Atmosphere.
Craft beer events take place in the elegant, yet intimate, splendor of one of Wheeling’s grand properties.
The 100-year-old Stifel Mansion is the former home of one of Wheeling’s most prominent families and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
While strolling through the historic home, marvel at the stained glass windows, grand central staircase, marble floors and the majestic fireplace in the formal living room. During warm weather, stroll through the gardens. You can also view the art on display in the gallery.