Things to do Friday, March 16, 2012
JAM SESSION: 6:30 p.m. Admission $3. With The Westsiders. Knights of Pythias, corner of Tennessee and Randolph streets. Call 304-437-1767 or 304-767-0094.
COUNTRY SWINGERS with BECKY AND KENNEY: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $5. Elk River Community Center, 902 Main St., Elkview. Call 304-965-3722.
SOUTHERN VENGEANCE BAND: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cover $4. Leroy's #8 Sports Lounge, 9921 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. Call 304-949-4104.
CHRISTIAN MUSIC CONCERT: 7 p.m., All Nations Revival Center, 325 Academy Drive, Dunbar. Hip-hop singer, rapper and 98.7 The Beat's Sunday morning DJ Steven Thomas (aka Steve da Overcomer or Steve-O) headlines a CD-release show. Performances by Steve-O, singer and evangelist T-Ran Gilbert, Persuaded and MLIK. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door. Call 304-346-3533.
STACY GRUBB with THE CLAY HESS BAND: 7:30 p.m. Adults $12, seniors $10. Country/bluegrass/Americana. Pumpkin Park Music Hall, Milton. Call 304-638-1633.
SQUIRE PARSONS: 6 p.m. Free. Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.
WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY with PAM TILLIS:8 p.m. Adults $10 to $62, students $6 to $15. The Grammy Award-winning singer presents a night of country hits. Clay Center. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.wvsymphony.org.
COMEDY OPEN MIC: 9 to 11 p.m. Cover $7, with college ID $5. Fifth Quarter, 201 Clendenin St. Call 304-545-4963.
MO ALEXANDER AND PAUL STRICKLAND: 8 p.m. Admission $10. The Comedy Zone, Charleston Conference Center Hotel, 400 Second Ave., South Charleston. Call 304-744-464 or visit www.comedyzonecharleston.com.
"CAPTURED": 7:30 p.m., Civic Center Little Theater. Nearly 100 dancers from The Academy of Arts at Januarys will perform the second installment of "Chasing Butterflies." A reception precedes at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for children. Tickets are available at the door or make reservations at 304-345-5141 or email: Januarys@suddenlink.net.
BALLROOM DANCE: 8 to 10:30 p.m. (Lessons at 7 p.m.) Admission $11. 2805 Kanawha Blvd. E. Call 304-552-1456.
EXTREME COUNTRY DANCE CLUB: 8 to 10 p.m. (Lessons at 6 p.m.) Admission $5. Elk Elementary Center, Mink Shoals exit off Interstate 79. Call 304-949-3973 or 304-483-5778.
GOOD TIME COUNTRY DANCERS: 7:30 to 10 p.m. (Lessons at 6:30 p.m.) Cost $5. Line dance and patterned couples dance. Active Sports Complex, 2400 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans. Call 304-545-6377 or 304-524-7611.
CONTRA DANCE: 8 to 11 p.m. (Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m.) Adults $7, students $3, families $15, children 13 and younger free. Frank Buschelman calls to the music of Odie Parkins and Friends. Presented by FOOTMAD. Columbia Gas Auditorium, 1700 MacCorkle Ave. SE. Call 304-415-3668 or visit www.footmad.org.
OPEN MIC: 6 to 11 p.m. No cover. All ages event. Also includes art activities. Rock Lake Community Life Center, 801 Lincoln Drive, South Charleston. Call 304-771-0183.
UNITY OF KANAWHA VALLEY: 7 p.m. Admission $2. Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road. Call 304-345-0021.
"JANE EYRE": 7:30 p.m. Free. PG-13 rated 2011 version of Charlotte Bronte's timeless romance. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell and Judi Dench. With subtitles for the hearing impaired. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W. Call 304-345-5042.
WRITER'S WORKSHOP: 7 p.m., Culture Center. Free. Writers' Toolkit, produced by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Library Commission, features children's author Sarah Sullivan's keynote address, "Bright Streets and Dark Paths: The Often Painful, Sometimes Glorious Journey from Rough Draft to Polished Manuscript." A reception follows. Call Caryn Gresham at 304-558-0220.