Things to do today: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012
SIXTH ANNUAL HAUNTED YACHT CLUB PARTY: 9 p.m. Advance tickets $10, at the door $15. Music by The Davisson Brothers with special guest The Joseph Sisters. Costume contest. Fairplain Yacht Club, 3984 Cedar Lakes Road, Ripley. Call 304-372-8918.
HALLOWEEN PARTY with LOST CAUSE BAND: 8 p.m. No cover. Country. Costume contest and prizes. All proceeds go to Basket of Hope charity. FireSide Grille, 4170 W.Va. 34, Hurricane. Call 304-757-4700.
HALLOWEEN PARTY with MARK IV BAND: 7 p.m. Adults $8, children $3. Country music. Kanawha Valley Jamboree, 8902 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. Call 304-545-2693.
THE BROAD HOLLOW BAND: 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12, children $5. Bluegrass. Mountaineer Opry House, Milton. Call 304-743-5749 or visit www.mountaineeropry.com.
HOMINY FALLS: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.
WEST VIRGINIA KIDS ON FIRST presents "AN EVENING WITH STARS": 6:30 p.m. Adults $7, children $5. Performances by the Performing Arts Academy students with appearances by The Dave McCormick Band, Tim Muniz and Michael Lee. The LaBelle Theater, 311 D St., South Charleston. Call 304-382-9716.
LATE-NIGHT HOUSE PARTY: 10 p.m., Walker Theater, Clay Center. Featuring The Bob Thompson Unit, along with R&B singer Cam P and singer-poet Jamela "North Starr" Brown. Tickets are $10. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.festivallcharleston.com.
NO ONE YOU KNOW: 7 p.m., Pumpkin Park Music Hall, Milton. Tickets, $15 and $12 for seniors. Call 304-638-1633 or 304-634-5857.
BB&T CAPITOL MARKET STAGE: Performers include Bug at 10 a.m., Marium Bria at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Jim Lange and Ryan Kennedy at noon and 2 p.m., River City Youth Ballet Ensemble at 1 p.m. and Charleston Ballet at 4 p.m. Also watch for the FestivALL princess (Jude Binder) and stilt walkers Chally Erb and Elizabeth White.
"ANIMAL FARM": 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, students and seniors $10. Presented by Charleston Stage Company. Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. Call 304-343-5272 or visit www.charlestonstagecompany.com.
LAWRENCE THOMAS AND GREG HALL: 8 and 10:15 p.m. Admission $10. The Comedy Zone, Holiday Inn, 400 Second Ave., South Charleston. Call 304-414-2386 or visit www.comedyzonecharleston.com.
"HELLO DOLLY!": 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 and $20. A meddlesome widow plays matchmaker and bring romance to several couples, as well as herself. Presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild. Clay Center. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
"GREATER TUNA": 8 p.m. Adults $15, students and seniors $10. Two actors play 20 characters in this send-up of small-town morals and mores. Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.
NELSON ILLUSIONS "MORE THAN MAGIC TOUR": 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. General admission $15. (11:30 a.m. show is free for children) Nelson family vaudeville and magic show. Fine Arts Theater, West Virginia State University. Call 304-741-0925.
OPERA AT THE MOVIES: 12:55 p.m., the Metropolitan Opera's performance of Verdi's "Othello" screens live at Cinemark Huntington Mall and Great Escape Nitro. Shakespeare's tale of good vs. evil is played out in the approximately 3 1/2-hour production conducted by Semyon Bychkov. Renee Fleming stars as Desdemona, Johan Botha as Otello and Falk Struckmann as Iago. Tickets at Nitro are $20 for adults and $16 for seniors and children. At Huntington, they are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Call 304-769-0405 (Nitro) or 304-733-3984 (Huntington).
ART FAIR: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Capitol Market. More than 25 artists will sell their wares, which include paintings, photos, mixed-media works, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, bath and body products, clothing, pens and more.
CHILDREN'S ART FAIR: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Capitol Market. Running concurrent with the regular art fair at Capitol Market. The children's art fair has make-and-take art activities, youth art sales and, from 2 to 4 p.m., a zombie makeup workshop by Adam Bryan of the Alban Arts Center. The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame traveling museum will be on hand as well.
ART AND ARCHITECTURE TOURS: Walking tours depart at 1 and 1:30 p.m. from the Lee Street Triangle, highlighting the history behind architecture and public art in downtown Charleston.
HALLOWEEN DANCE: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Music by Southern Draw. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave. Call 304-949-9692.
NIÑA AND PINTA TOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Haddad Riverfront Park. Self-guided tours of the sailing museums, hand-built re-creations of the Portuguese ships used by Christopher Columbus. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children ages 5-16 and free for children 4 and under. Visit www.thenina.com.
CHARLESTON WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S: Appalachian Power Park. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., opening ceremony at 10:15 a.m. and walk starts at 10:30 a.m. The day features food and prizes. Route is: Power Park on Smith Street, right on Morris, right on Quarrier, right on Capitol, and right on Smith streets to return to Power Park. To register, visit www.alz.org/wv or call 800-272-3900.
EAST END BAZAAR: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Live music by Dale DuVernay and Jordan Harman. Arts and crafts for sale include jewelry, candles, soap, pottery, paintings and clothing. Washington Street at Ruffner Avenue. Call 304-767-9800 or visit www.charlestoneastend.com.
WITCHY WEEKEND: noon to 5 p.m. Admission $5 or $3 for those in costume. Psychics, seminars, spiritual goods, handcrafts and food. Dance at 7 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Unitarian Universalist Congregation. 520 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston. Call 304-345-5042.
HALLOWEEN DOG PARTY, PET PARADE: 6 p.m., House of Hound, 606 Main St., Nitro. All donations will to toward Kanawha Spay and Neuter Task Force. Call 304-755-4364.
HALLOWEAST EAST END ZOMBIE WALK: 5:30 p.m., Moxxee Coffee, Lee and Morris streets. Lineup begins at 4:45 p.m. Route runs down Lee Street to Bradford, then Quarrier and ends on Elizabeth. Walk pokes fun at "Where's Carl?" a la the hit AMC TV show "The Walking Dead." For more HallowEast events, visit www.halloweast.com.
"A CHRISTMAS STORY" AUDITIONS: 2 p.m., Kanawha Players Theater, 309 Beauregard St. Auditions for males for KP production of "A Christmas Story," to be staged Nov. 29-Dec. 2. Roles for two men and two boys ages 9-14 remain. A script will be provided for a reading. Extras are also needed for nonspeaking roles, and backstage help is sought as well. Call 304-343-7529.
TASTE-OF-FALL: Various restaurants locations. Diners sample treats (priced from $2 to $7). Stop by or sit down for a meal. Participants are Ichiban (103 Capitol St.), Ellen's Ice Cream (225 Capitol St.), Savage Sweets (at Ichiban), I Rise Soul Food Café (1599B Washington St. E.), Mission Savvy (202 Hale St.), Vandalia Grille (212 Hale St.), Bluegrass Kitchen (1600 Washington St. E.), Frütcake (1599A Washington St. E.), Tricky Fish (1611 Washington St. E.) and Da' Sweeterie (call 304-542-3611 for location information). Taste-of-FALL runs through Sunday.
SPIRIT OF WEST VIRGINIA CRUISES: Cruises depart at 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. from Haddad Riverfront Park to the 35th Street Bridge and back (one-hour cruises). Tickets are $12.50 for adults, $10 for veterans and seniors and $7.50 for children under 12. Call 304-419-2497 or visit www.wvpaddleboat.com.
PRESERVATION ROADSHOW: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 301 Piedmont Road. Quiz historic preservation experts in the fields of masonry, plaster, windows, historic architecture, historic interiors and structural engineering. If possible, bring photos or easily transportable items along with your questions. Call the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia at 304-345-6005.