'Hairspray' at WVSU
Students in the music and communications departments at West Virginia State University will stage "Hairspray" at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday at the school's Davis Fine Arts Theater. Directed by Susan Marrash-Minnerly, it's the first musical to be staged at the school in 30 years. Tickets are $10. Visit www.wvstateu.edu
.Carrie Underwood tickets
Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" Tour stops at the Charleston Civic Center on May 8, with opener Hunter Hayes. Tickets are $43.50, $53.50 and $63.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
A pre-sale runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, with the password "CARRIE." This is merely a chance to purchase tickets early, not a discount offer.Tickets are available at the Civic Center box office, select Walmart locations and at www.ticketmaster.com
or by calling 800-745-3000.Free film
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W., will screen "The Sea Inside" for free at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The PG-13 true-life drama stars Javier Bardem as a quadriplegic who fought a 30-year-campaign for the right to end his own life. It is in Spanish, with English subtitles. Call 304-345-5042 or visit www.uucharlestonwv.org
"Laptop1a," a daylong electronic music festival, runs 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W. Artists include Transmissions to Echelon, Simple Self and Xylen Roberts, and there will be an open mic Slam & Jam.Admission for the event, which raises funds to install T Coil technology for patrons with hearing disabilities, is $7. Call 304-345-5042 or visit www.uucharlestonwv.org
The Historic Fayette Theater stages "Tiny Tim," a re-telling of the classic Dickens tale, "A Christmas Carol," set in New York in 1900, Nov. 23-25 and Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and children. Call 800-838-3006 or visit www.historicfayettetheater.com
.Joy to the World tickets
Tickets for West Virginia Public Broadcasting's 20th Joy to the World concert are on sale for $25. Bob Thompson will be joined by singer Catherine Russell for the 8 p.m. Dec. 13 show in the Culture Center Theater.
The show generally sells out in advance, but if any tickets do remain, they will be $30 at the door. Call 800-594-TIXX, stop by Taylor Books or visit www.mountainstage.musictoday.com
.'Battered But Not Broken'
Cynthia Wilson's play about domestic violence, "Battered But Not Broken," will be performed at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St., on Dec. 6-8. This production stars Grammy-winning singer Ann Nesby. It was first performed in the city in late August. Tickets are $25 for the Dec. 6 show and $19.50, $27.50 and $34.50 for the Dec. 7-8 shows. Call 304-610-1143 or visit www.milkywayproductions.net