Things to do Saturday, May 18, 2013
CHARLIE WEST BLUES FEST: noon to 11 p.m. Haddad Riverfront Park. Free. Noon to 1:20 p.m., The Brighter Side Band (blues/rock); 1:35 to 2:50 p.m., Mojo Theory (blues/rock/R&B/soul); 3:10 to 4:25 p.m., Grand Marquis (blues/swing/roots); 4:45 to 6 p.m., Southern Hospitality; 6:20 to 7:35 p.m., Mud Morganfield (electric Chicago blues); 7:55 to 9:10 p.m., Tinsley Ellis (blues/rock); 9:30 to 11 p.m., Kim Wilson & The Fabulous Thunderbirds (blues/rock). Call 304-389-1439 or visit www.charliewestbluesfest.com.
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER and SHAWN COLVIN: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 to $45. Grammy winners perform from their extensive catalog of songs. Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg. Call 304-645-7917.
ARMED FORCES DAY CONCERT: 1:30 p.m. Kanawha Valley Community Band. LaBelle Theater, 311 D St., South Charleston. Call 304-744-8772.
BREAK MOUNTAIN: 7 p.m. Adults $5, children under 12 $3, children under 3 free. Bluegrass. Jerry Run Summer Theater, W.Va. Route 20, just over a mile north of Holly State Park, Webster County. 304-493-6574.
NU BLUE: 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12, children $5. Bluegrass. Mountaineer Opry House, Milton. Call 304-743-5749 or visit www.mountaineeropry.com.
KENNY AND BECKY AND THE COUNTRY SINGERS: 5 p.m. Free. Heritage Park, Spencer. Call 304-927-1052.
GEORGE ROBERTSON: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.
SPURGIE AND FRIENDS: 7 to 9 p.m. No cover. Original R&B. Tricky Fish, 1611 Washington St. E. Call 304-344-FISH.
"EVITA": 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning musical about Eva Peron. Presented by Charleston Light Opera Guild. Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. Call 304-343-2287.
"THE PICKERS": 8 p.m. Tickets $8. Original comedy about a husband and wife who take in strangers during a snowstorm. Pocahontas Opera House, 818 Third Ave., Marlinton. Call 304-799-6645.
"TRIAL BY MURDER": 7 p.m. Tickets $40 (includes buffet). Interactive murder mystery presented by Murder and Merriment. The Greenhouse of Teays Valley, Suite 105, 3554 Teays Valley Road. Call 304-397-6316.
NO PANTS PLAYERS: 6:30 p.m. Adults $10. Children $8. Improv comedy. All-ages show features special performance by Jeff Bukovinsky's adult improv class. Alban Arts and Conference Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Call 1-877-IMPROV-9.
DANCE: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave. Call 304-949-9692.
MONTHLY DANCE: 6 p.m. Donations accepted. Music by Carbon Country. Nitro Senior Center, 21st Street and Second Avenue. Call 304-755-2385.
LET'S MOVE OUTSIDE AND PLAY: 9 a.m. Free. Music, yoga, Zumba. Magic Island. Call 304-348-6860.
INDIA HERITAGE FAIR: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The India Center, 800 Green Road, off Corridor G, across from Southridge Centre. Showcasing India's culture, food, arts and crafts. Traditional dance performances will take place at 1 and 4 p.m. Vendors will have food, clothing and jewelry for sale. Local artists will do mehndi (henna) body art for a small fee. Call Asish Sheth at 304-610-1676.
54TH ANNUAL SOUTH CHARLESTON ARMED FORCES DAY PARADE: Noon. Free. School bands, cartoon characters and special guest Wayne Newton. D Street, South Charleston. Call 304-746-5552.
NATIONAL KIDS TO PARK DAY: 9 a.m., Magic Island. Free. Playground dedication at 9 a.m.; hip-hop techno dance at 9:15 and 11:30 a.m.; yoga at 10 a.m.; kids' and family-style Zumba at 10:45 a.m. Call Charleston Parks and Recreation at 304-348-6860.
A SALUTE TO OUR ARMED FORCES: Noon. Halley Brooke Smith Memorial Gazebo, Ridenour Park, Nitro. Honored guest speaker will be Wounded Warrior Project Staff Sgt. Erick Millette. Other speakers will be Deputy Secretary Billy Wayne Bailey and Army Chief Master Sgt. John Finlayson. Invocation and benediction will be given by the Rev. David Bess of First Baptist Church of Nitro. St. Albans High School ROTC will give the presentation and retreat of the colors.
GARDENING SERIES WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. to noon, John L. Dickinson Family Homeowner Education and Community Center, 815 Court St. Workshop on "Basic Home Landscaping" will be presented. Sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service and ReStore. Call Terry St. Germain at 304-720-8733, ext. 3, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALK WITH ME ... FOR YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE: 10 a.m., Appalachian Power Park, 601 Morris St. Fee is $10 for adults and $5 registration fee for children, 11 years and under. The walk is an easy 5K and entertainment includes RC the Clown, Captain America, the Heart of Appalachia Roller Derby Team, KC the Ambulance and Chuck the West Virginia Power mascot. Sponsored by Mission West Virginia. Call 866-CALL-MWV or visit www.firstgiving.com/walkwithmewv.