In Short: Sept. 6-12, 2012
The Southern Ohio Storytelling Arts & Music Festival runs Thursday through Saturday at the Pump House Center for the Arts in Chillicothe, Ohio. Among the performers is South Charleston's Bil Lepp. Activities include a free performance and reception at 7 p.m. Thursday, a ghost story session at the Majestic Theatre at 9:30 p.m. Friday and an open mic story swap from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday.
Friday and Saturday admission is $15 for adults and $8 for children (ages 6-17). A weekend pass is $20 for adults, $10 for children and $40 for families. Friday's ghost story session is $5.
Fayetteville Heritage Festival
A heritage festival runs Friday through Sunday at the Historic Fayette Theater in Fayetteville. The free event features living history performances, Civil War re-enactments, workshops, lectures and concerts of Civil War music.
Historical portrayals include Robert E. Lee, Harriet Tubman and Stonewall Jackson. Music comes from Kempers and Clark and Gary Reynolds & Friends.
For more information and a full schedule, visit www.historicfayettetheatre.com.
'Terror of the Tug'
"Terror of the Tug" will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sept. 14-15 at the McArts Amphitheater beside Mount View High School in Welch. The play, by Jean Battlo, depicts the coal mining wars in Southern West Virginia in the 1920s.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Call 304-436-2609 or 304-888-2057.
Car-themed art show
An Automotive Fine Art Show by Len Hoover Auto Art runs noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at DigiSo, 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W., featuring Hoover's sculptural paintings. A reception with the artist runs for the duration of the event. Call 603-997-6652.
Dave McCormick concert
Singer/songwriter Dave McCormick will give a concert to benefit the South Charleston Museum at 7 p.m. Saturday at the LaBelle Theater, 311 D St., South Charleston. During the two-hour show, McCormick will perform tunes that touch on a wide variety of genres, including country, rock, jazz and blues.
David Holt and Josh Goforth concert
Folk musicians David Holt and Josh Goforth perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pocahontas County Opera House, 818 Third Ave., Marlinton. Holt is a four-time Grammy Award winner, and Goforth is a Grammy nominee. Tickets are $10. Call 304-799-6645 or visit www.pocahontasoperahouse.org.
History Alive! with Laura Ingalls Wilder
Beloved children's author Laura Ingalls Wilder comes to life courtesy of performer Karen Vuranch in a series of upcoming History Alive! presentations at Kanawha County Public Library branches. Vuranch's performance will cover Wilder's life in the Dakota Territory and Missouri, where she began to write for local papers and magazines and also began writing what would become the "Little House" books.
The free performances are 2 p.m. Monday at the main library; 10 a.m. at Riverside and 1 p.m. at St. Albans on Sept. 13 and 10 a.m. at Elk Valley and 2 p.m. at Cross Lanes on Sept. 14. Contact the respective library or visit www.kanawhalibrary.org.
Civic Chorus auditions
The Charleston Civic Chorus will hold the first rehearsal of its 61st season from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Charleston Baptist Temple. There are openings for new members in all sections. For information on the group's concerts or to schedule a private audition, contact chorus director J. Truman Dalton at 304-744-5078 or chorus president Conrad Haskell at 304-744-3734.
Acting and improv class
The Academy of Arts at Januarys is offering a six-week acting and improvisational theater class for children ages 10-15 beginning Sept. 13. Classes run 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Tennessee Avenue studio. Cost is $120. Participants must have some theater experience. Call 304-345-5141.
Dinner and a show
The Greenhouse of Teays Valley will host a dinner concert by the John Eric Booth Trio on Sept. 14. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and the concert at 7:30 p.m. The group will perform songs from the Great American Songbook, including tunes by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole.
Tickets are $35. Reservations are required. The Greenhouse is located at 3554 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane. Call 304-397-6316. For more on Booth, visit www.johnericbooth.com.