Things to do today: Friday, Jan. 25
CANADIAN BRASS: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $33 to $38. Masters of concert presentations, a blend of virtuosity, spontaneity and humor. WVU Creative Arts Center. Call 304-293-SHOW.
COUNTRY SWINGERS: 7 to 10 p.m. Adults $5, students free. Elk River Community Center, 902 Main St. Elkview. Call 304-965-3722.
CRANKY SHOW AND DANCE: 8 p.m. Suggested donation $10. Featuring music by Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle. Traditional Appalachian ballads, storytelling, music and dance. Presented by FOOTMAD. St. John's Episcopal Church, corner of Quarrier St. and Leon Sullivan Way. Call 304-550-9567.
STEVE HIMES: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.
WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY: 8 p.m. Tickets start at $12 for adults, $6 for children. "Mozart: Requiem" features the title piece and Brahms' Tragic Overture. With soprano Janet Brown, mezzo-soprano Mariel van Dalsum, tenor Gerald Gray, baritone Timothy LeFebvre and the West Virginia Symphony Chorus and Marshall University Chorus. Clay Center. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
PAUL HOOPER and STEVE FORREST: 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.
"GOD OF CARNAGE": 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, students and seniors $10. Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning play about two couples who meet to discuss a playground incident between their children. As the night wears on, drinks are imbibed and the polite veneer wears off and the parents begin to battle for ethical superiority. Presented by Charleston Stage Company. Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. Call 304-343-5272.
EXTREME COUNTRY DANCE CLUB: 8 to 10 p.m. (Lessons at 6:30 p.m.) Admission $5. Elk Elementary Center, Mink Shoals exit of Interstate 79. Call 304-949-3973 or 304-549-0910.
GOOD TIME COUNTRY DANCERS: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Cost $5. Line dance and patterned couples dance. Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, 6313 MacCorkle Ave. Call 304-545-6377 or 304-550-7144.