FestivALL Tuesday: Oral history project, Gospel Fest, Cabaret, more

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Bob Thompson, with guest vocalist Christina Cunningham, emcee/vocalist Jennifer Arnold and The Bob Thompson Unit will bring a 1930s club scene vibe to the Clay Center during FestivALL.

All-day: East End Garden Showcase, Charleston East End, from Leon Sullivan Way to Greenbrier Street. Tour brochures are available at area businesses or along the way in “info tubes.”

All-day: Driven By Design. Keep an eye out for the FestivALL art cab among the C&H Taxi fleet. For rides, call C&H at 304-344-4902.

All-day: FestivALL Street Performers and Artists and Public Art. FestivALL Princess (Jude Binder), magician Dewayne Hill, O’Ryan the O’mazing, visual artists, public art projects including the FestivALL Catfish, community flash mobs, JADCO’s random acts of dance and more.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Oral History Project Interviews. Archives and History Library in the Culture Center, state Capitol Complex. West Virginia Archives and History, a section of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History hosts recorded interviews with audio-documentarian Eric Douglas. Appointments are solicited for 50-minute interviews. Free. Call 304-558-0230, ext. 742 or susan.c.scouras@wv.gov.

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: West Virginia International Film Festival presents Oscar-Nominated Animated and Live Action Shorts. Underground Cinema at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. First 50 minutes of animated shorts are family-oriented programming, with an on-screen warning for those with children for the final 35-minute film that is not. Live action shorts begin at approximately 7:30 p.m.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: RCCR Gospel Fest. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1600 Kanawha Blvd. E. Southern, black and contemporary gospel music featured. Free, however, donations are accepted and all proceeds to go the Samaritan Inn.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Cabaret FestivALL. Clay Center Walker Theater, Brooks Street entrance at 1 Clay Square. Bob Thompson leads his band and audience in a night reminiscent of the 1930s club scene. Jazz, cocktails, singing and dancing. Featured will be vocalist Christina Cunningham and emcee and vocalist, Jennifer Arnold. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and are available at the Clay Center box office at 304-561-3570 or the claycenter.org (online sales fees apply).

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