SPURGIE AND FRIENDS: 6 p.m. Free. Roots and R&B. Outside, weather permitting. Tricky Fish, 1611 Washington St. E. Call 304-344-FISH.BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVAL: The 12th annual Johnnie Johnson Blues And Jazz Festival runs Friday through Sunday at Palatine Park in Fairmont. Performers include Roddy Barnes, Paul Geremia, Bill Stalnaker and Night Moves and Big Bill Morganfield. The festival is named for the Fairmont native who is considered by many to be the "founding father of rock 'n' roll." He is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. Tickets are $10. Children under 12 are admitted free with a paying adult. Call 304-363-5377 or visit www.johnniejohnsonbluesandjazz.com
"THE PRINCESS OF ROME, OHIO": 2 p.m. Adults $15, students and seniors $10. Comedy by West Virginia native Jonathan Joy about love lost and found on a front porch in Rome, Ohio. Show contains some adult language. Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com
WEST VIRGINIA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: 6:30 p.m. Free. 7 p.m. "Hava Nagila: The Movie." 8:15 p.m. "AKA Doc Pomus." Capitol Theater, 123 Summer St. Call 304-380-4842."WHALES: AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY": 1, 3 and 4 p.m., Clay Center. Tickets are adults, $9; children, $8; and museum members, $4. Information: 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org
MOUNTAIN STATE ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Cedar Lakes. More than 150 artisans sell and demonstrate the making of items. Live music, Civil War re-enactments, children's activities and more. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors over age 60, $2 for children ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Discounts are available for groups of 25 or more. Call 304-372-3247 or visit www.msacf.com
WINDFEST KITE WEEKEND: Canaan Valley Resort State Park in Davis. Hosted by Canaan Valley Resort State Park and Wings over Washington Kite Fest host the event. At 11 a.m., the group will teach kite building/design workshops for a small fee. At noon there will be jumbo and stunt kite flying demonstrations, including an 80-foot scuba diver and a 20-foot lobster kite. Call 800-622-4121 0r visit canaanresort.com.