Things to Do: Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
PUTNAM COUNTY PICKERS with RYAN CAIN AND THE ABLES: 6:30 p.m. Free. Country rock and rockabilly. Haddad Riverfront Park. Call 304-348-1417 or visit www.liveontheleveecharleston.com.
COUNTY LINE COUNTRY and JUNIOR TALLMAN: 7 to 10 p.m. Cover $5. Elk River Community Center, 1047 Main St., Elkview. Call 304-965-3722.
CHRIS BELL: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.
SECOND ANNUAL BACKYARD BLUEGRASS: 8 p.m. Tickets $45. Music by The Band Wagon. Fundraiser for the Clay Center. Adults only. Susan Runyan Maier Sculpture Garden, Clay Center. Call 304-561-3521, or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
SARA BAREILLES: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $36.75 to $62.75. WVU Creative Arts Center, Morgantown. call 800-745-3000.
SIMPLY JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL: Sandstone Drift Recreation Area near Hinton. Performers: Biscuit Miller & The Mix, the Bob Thompson Unit, Zac Harmon, James Cotton & Roomful of Blues, Doug Macleod, Austin "Walkin' Cane" and Inspiration. Weekend passes are $50 in advance and $75 at the gate; daily tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Students ages 13-17 are admitted half-price when accompanied by an adult, and children 12 and under get in free. Visit www.simplyjazzandbluesfestival.com.
ROY HABER and RICKY REYES: 8 p.m. Admission $10. The Comedy Zone, Holiday Inn, 400 Second Ave., South Charleston. Call 304-414-2386 or visit www.comedyzonecharleston.com.
"WIND IN THE WILLOWS": 8 p.m. Adults $15. Seniors and children 12 and under $10. The adventures of Mr. Toad, Badger, Rat and Mole and their whimsical escapades. Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Call 304-721-8896.
DIVAS OF BROADWAY: Midnight and 1:30 a.m. Cover $5. Drag queen show. Broadway, 210 Leon Sullivan Way. Call 304-343-2162 or visit www.broadwaywv.com.
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.