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Things to do today: Oct. 6, 2012

  • ANDY GIBSON: 8 p.m. Free. Country. 12th annual Ravenswood Octoberfest. 702 Chambers Drive. Call 304-273-2293.
  • "WINE AND ALL THAT CHEESE": 7:30 p.m. Admission $15. Cabaret show, barbershop style. Hosted by the Kanawha Kordsmen. Charleston Women's Club, Virginia St. Call 304-346-SING.
  • JEFFREY THOMASSON: 7 p.m. Free. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. Call 304-346-2871.
  • ANTONIO LYS and PATRICIA HOY: 7 p.m. Adults $20, Students $5, children under 18 free when accompanied by a paying adult. Noted cellist and pianist will play works by Bach, Rachmaninov and others. Christ Church United Methodist, corner of Quarrier and Morris streets. Call 304-342-4298.
  • GIRSA!: 8 p.m. Adults $20, Seniors $15. Students $10. Under 13, free. Culture Center Theater, Capitol Complex. Call 304-415-3668.
  • ROGER HICKS COUNTRY EXPRESS: 7 p.m.  Adults $8, children $3. Country music. Kanawha Valley Jamboree, 8902 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. Call 304-545-2693.
  •  TOMMY WEBB BAND: 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12, children $5. Bluegrass. Mountaineer Opry House, Milton. Call 304-743-5749 or visit
  • BENEFIT FOR LEWIS RICE: Noon. Donations welcome. Poker run, pig roast and music by Ernie Dunlap and friends. Southern Pride Lounge, U.S. 60, Hurricane. Call 304-722-3948.
  • BENEFIT FOR ROGER SAMPLES: Noon to around 4 or 5 p.m., Clendenin Baptist Church Fellowship Building, just across the Clendenin Bridge. Proceeds aid musician Roger Samples, who is battling lung cancer. There will be a hot dog and baked goods sale, a 50/50 drawing, gospel and bluegrass music from The Sample Brothers, fiddler John Morris and others. Bring baked goods, ice, soft drinks, and paper products. To make a donation, call 304-965-6044.
  • TOFUJITSU: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit
  • JIM HURST, with CHET LOWTHER: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $18. Woody Hawley Series featuring an artist with savvy guitar picking and great vocal range. Clay Center. Call 304-561-3570 or
  • Stage/Theater
  • NO PANTS PLAYERS: 7 p.m. Adults $10. Children under 12 free with adult ticket. All Ages show. Alban Arts and Conference Center, 65 Olde Main St. St. Albans. Call 877-IMPROV-9.
  • "EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL": 8 p.m. Adults $16, Students and children under 18 $10. Musical bases on "Evil Dead" trilogy. Presented by Kanawha Players. Kanawha Players Theater, 309 Beauregard St. Call 304-343-PLAY.
  • "THE LEGEND OF GINGER AND BILLY JOE: THE STOCK CAR  MUSICAL!": 8 p.m. Adults $10. Students and seniors $6. CYAC production written by Mark Scarpelli and Dan Kehde. Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. Call 304-342-6522.
  • THEATER AUDITIONS: Noon, First Baptist Church, 16th Street and Myers Avenue, Dunbar. The new LimeLight Theatre Company will hold auditions for its Dec. 19-22 production of "The Nutcracker Story." Auditions are open to all ages and will be held at Enter at left-rear side of building. Call 304-766-7923.
  • 'MARY' AUDITIONS: 2 p.m., Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. Auditions for the Contemporary Youth Arts Company's annual production of "Mary." Auditions are open to singers and dancers ages 12 and older, who are encouraged, but not required, to bring a short prepared musical selection. Production dates are Nov. 23-25 and Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Call 304-342-5716.Art
  • CLAY CENTER: 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Opening reception for the printmaking exhibit "Associated American Artists: Art by Subscription," on display through Dec. 9. Call 304-561-3570 or visit
  • Dance
  • DANCE: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Music by Stan Mcdaniel Band. Country. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave. Call 304-949-9692.
  • Fairs/Festivals
  • 7TH ANNUAL ROD RUN AND DOO WOP: Music by the Diamonds, 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Kanawha Boulevard. Call 304-344-5075.
  • 14TH ANNUAL OCTOBER SKY FESTIVAL: Opening ceremonies 10 a.m., Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Followed at 11 a.m. by the "First Ever West Virginia State Championship of Paper Airplane Flight." (Entry fee of $2 per person.) The rocket launch takes place at 1:05 p.m. That evening, events move to uptown Beckley for the Annual Chili Night starting 6 p.m. with the Rocket Boys as judges. For the full schedule, visit
  • OCTOBER FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Apple butter making, crafts, kids games, music and more. Downtown Whitesville. Call 304-854-2658.
  • OCTOBERFEST: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Crafts, vendors, wiener dog races and more. Spring Hill. Call 304-746-552.
  • WEST VIRGINIA POPULAR CULTURE CONVENTION: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission $10 or $18 for two-day pass. Comic books, manga, anime, movies, TV and toys. Guests include comic book writers Kyle Higgins and Robert Tinnell and others. Mylan Park Expo Center, Morgantown. Call 304-873-6069.
  • ZOMBIE FESTIVAL: 1 to 8 p.m., Huntington's Pullman Plaza. It features games, pumpkin carving, a fortune teller, cutest and scariest costume contests and zombie activities like zombie cornhole and zombie target practice. The day ends with a short zombie walk through the city at 8 p.m., which is either $15 (includes an event T-shirt) or $10 (without shirt). Proceeds benefit Little Victories, a no-kill animal shelter in Ona. Email
  • HUNTERSVILLE TRADITIONS DAY: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Huntersville. Tour the jail, the two-room schoolhouse, Presbyterian and Methodist churches. There will be wagon rides, pony rides for children, Civil War re-enactment camps, clogging, old-time music and craft demonstrations. Call 800-336-7009.
  • Etc.
  • EAST END BAZAAR: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Live music by Greg Sovine. Arts and crafts for sale include jewelry, candles, soap, pottery, paintings and clothing. Corner of Washington Street and Ruffner Avenue. Call 304-767-9800 or visit
  • QUILT EXHIBIT: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., West Virginia State University's Della Brown Taylor Art Gallery. An exhibit featuring quilts used for communication along the Underground Railroad. Visit
  •  OCTOBERFEST FUNDRAISER: 4 to 7 p.m., Overbrook Elementary, 218 Oakwood Road. Games, inflatables, themed baskets silent auction, raffles, barbecue or hot dog dinners. Parking is available at the lower left lot of Charleston Tennis Club until 5:30 p.m. Park at George Washington High School after 5:30 p.m. Trolley service will shuttle visitors between parking areas and the school.
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