Things to do: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
SPENCER ELLIOTT and SEAN RICHARDSON: 7 p.m. Free. Edgy fingerstyle guitar and original songified poetry. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St., E. Call 304-346-2871.
NORFOLK AND SOUTHERN: 7 p.m. Adults $5. Children under 12 $3. Children younger than 3 free. Bluegrass. Jerry Run Summer Theater, Rte. 20, just over a mile north of Holly River State Park, Webster County. 304-493-6574.
10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY with FREDA COOPER BAND: 7 p.m. Adults $8, Kids $3. Kanawha Valley Jamboree, 8902 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. Call 304-545-2693.
THE LITTLE ROY AND LIZZY SHOW: 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12, children $5. Bluegrass. Mountaineer Opry House, Milton. Call 304-743-5749 or visit www.mountaineeropry.com.
GEORGE ROBERTSON: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.
NATIVE AMERICAN DRUM CONCERT: 6 p.m., Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, Point Pleasant. All Nations Drum group will perform. Concert is held in conjunction with the Point Pleasant Battle Days, which runs through Sunday. The group is led by Spotted Horse Helton. For information on the Battle Days or concert, call the Park at 304-675-0869.
WEST VIRGINIA PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pumpkin Park, Milton. Admission is $7 for adults, children 5 and under free. Amphitheater: 9:30 and 12:30 p.m., Zappo the Clown; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Heroes4higher; 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Soundsations; 11:30 a.m., The Living Statue; noon and 2:30 p.m., The Porter Creek Cloggers (dance); 2, 4 and 6 p.m., Gate City Gunslingers (comedic Old West mock shootout); 4:30 p.m., Jesse Crawford Band (classic rock); and 7 p.m. Rivertown (country, rock). Performing Arts Center: 10:30 a.m., Cabell Midland High School Show Choir; 5 and 7 p.m., Michael Christopher (country); 6 and 8 p.m., Stonestreet Band (Top 40/variety). Call 304-634-5857 or www.wvpumpkinpark.com.
OCTOBER SKY ROCKET BOYS FESTIVAL: 8 a.m., Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Live music and The West Virginia State Championship Paper Airplane Flight at 11:30 a.m. Rocket building workshops and launches will follow. At 6 p.m., the annual Chili Night will be held in the town of Beckley. Call 304-763-7059. Visit wwwrocketboysfestival.com.
HUNTERSVILLE TRADITION DAYS: Huntersville, Pocahontas County. Tour jail, two-room schoolhouse, pony rides, music, demonstrations, Stonewall Jackson portrayal by Doug Riley, and more. Call 800-336-7009 or 304-799-6468.
14TH ANNUAL WEST VIRGINIA FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL: Elk Theater, Sutton. Parties with live music at the Elk Hostel. Animated shorts from 2 to 2:40 p.m.; student shorts from 3 to 4:35 p.m.; documentary shorts from 5 to 6:35 and from 8 to 9:15 p.m.; feature, "LadyBeard" from 9:30 to 11:05 p.m. Single tickets are $10. Festival passes are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Visit sites.google.com/site/wvfilmmakersfest/home for a complete schedule.
OPERA ON THE BIG SCREEN: 12:55 p.m., Regal Nitro Stadium 12. Metropolitan Opera's production of Tchaikovsky's fateful romance, "Eugene Onegin," will be broadcast live in HD. An encore showing will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $22 for the four-hour event. Call 304-769-0405 or visit www.regmovies.com.
SENSORY SENSITIVE CINEMA: 9:30 a.m. Tickets $6. A showing of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" for people with developmental disabilities. The lights will be turned on and the sound at a lower volume. Guests may sing, talk and move around during the movie. Those with dietary restrictions may bring their own snacks. Park Place Stadium Cinemas, 600 Washington St. E. Call 304-345-6541.
DANCE: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave. Call 304-949-9692.
TEDDY BEAR FAIR: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Games, prizes and activities to help children and adults learn to live healthier and safer lives. Charleston Area Medical Center. Call 304-388-5766.
CHARLESTON BOULEVARD ROD RUN & DOO WOP: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Kanawha Boulevard from Capitol Street to Magic Island. Free. Schedule: Noon, Spirit of Wet Virginia Paddle Boat brown bag lunch cruise; 4 p.m., Dance contest at the DJ booth (Court Street overlook); 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Spirit of West Virginia Paddle Boat Boulevard Cruise; 7:30 p.m., concert by The Diamonds (Doo Wop); and 9:15 p.m., fireworks. Call 888-436-6967 or visit www.charelstonwvcarshowcom.
AUTHOR TALK: 2 p.m., Kanawha County Public Library. West Virginia author Julia Keller, a Pulitzer Prize winner and longtime Chicago Tribune culture critic, will speak on "Bitter River," the second novel in her critically-acclaimed mystery series set in the state. A book signing by the Huntington native will follow. Call 304-343-4646 or visit www.kanawhalibrary.org.
15TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR: 6 to 11 p.m., Tickets, $14.99, Camden Park, Huntington. Features 20 rides and attractions, including a haunted house, an evil clown maze, the Day Care of the Living Dead and a haunted train ride. Call 304-429-4321 or visit www.camdenpark.com.
EAST END BAZAAR: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Crafts, art, food. Music by Alex Good. Charleston East End Bazaar, corner of Washington and Ruffner. call 304-767-9800.
HAUNTED BARN: 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. General Admission $11, Fast pass $22, All night pass $35, Season fast pass $55. The Haunted Barn, 426 Beauregard St. Call 304-389-1203.
KANAWHA TRAIL CLUB HIKE: 8:30 a.m., Potts Valley Rail Trail in Virginia. Meet at 8:30 a.m. to carpool from Ohio and Randolph Streets. The hike is approximately 10 miles on an old railroad bed with one steep grade. Bring lunch. An optional dinner will be held afterward at the Swinging Bridge Restaurant of Paint Bank, Va. Return to Charleston in the late evening.
LIGHT OPERA GUILD MEMORIAL: 6 to 8 p.m., Guild Theater, 411 Tennessee Ave. A celebration of the life of longtime Charleston Light Opera Guild perform Becky Haney will be held. Call 304-343-2287. MEOW CAT EVENT: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Walmart in Cross Lanes. Adoption event and Pet Costume Contest. Pet entry is $5, bag of cat/kitten food or clumpable litter. Hot dogs and Meow Cat items will be featured. Call Shannon Pauley at 304-542-9769, Jennifer Johnson at 304-690-1075 or www.meowcatrescuewv.com.