Things to do Saturday, April 26, 2014


WOMANSONG CONCERT: 7 p.m. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 Norwood Road, South Hills. Choral ensemble’s spring concert, “The Road Home,” includes songs about life and finding your way in the world. Selections include “Alleluia,” “The Road Home,” “Dos Cantos,” “Mother to Son,” “Sweet William” and “It Takes a Village.” Admission is free, though nonperishable food donations for local food pantries are requested. A reception follows at Mathes Hall, across the street from the church. Visit

ROBERT SHAFER AND MATT LINDSEY: 7 p.m. Free. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

ALLEGHENY OUTBACK: 7 p.m. Adults $5, children $3. Bluegrass. Jerry Run Summer Theater, 824 Cleveland Road, Cleveland. Call 304-493-6574.

ART MOVES ON MAIN: 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Featuring Gregg Sovine. Solo pop/rock/country. Main Street Art Studio, 2801 Main St., Hurricane. Call 304-552-6983.

COOP D VILLE: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. Call 304-949-9692.

ROB McNURLIN AND THE COWBOYS with YESTERDAY GOSPEL: 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12, children $5. Bluegrass. Mountaineer Opry House, Milton. Call 304-743-5749 or visit

THE BROWN SISTERS AND THE ROADRUNNERS BAND: 6 p.m. Cover $5. Country. Nitro Senior Center, 302 21st St., Nitro. Call 304-755-5502.

STEVE HIMES AND CHRIS ALLEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit

GOSPEL SING: 5 p.m. Admission $5. Featuring Jimmy McKnight, The Vandalia Male Chorus, The Jay Humphries Trio, Brothers in the Cross, The St. Paul Male Chorus and The Chapeltones. Hansford Senior Center, 500 Washington St., St. Albans. Call 304-722-4621.


“ANTIGONE”: 8 p.m. Adults $15, seniors and students $10. Greek tragedy written by Sophocles concerning the quest of Princess Antigone to give her brother a proper burial. Alban Arts and Conference Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Call 304-721-8896.

“IS HE DEAD?”: 7:30 p.m. Adults $26, seniors $23, children $20. Farce written by Mark Twain about a struggling artist who fakes his own death. Greenbrier Valley Theater, 113 E. Washington St., Lewisburg. Call 304-645-3838.

“THE THREE MUSKETEERS”: 7 p.m. Adults $15, children 12 and younger $11. Adaptation of classic action/adventure story. Presented by Limelight Theatre Company. Strong action themes may be frightening to young children. Capitol Theater, 123 Summers St. Call 304-342-6522.

DONNA CARTER AND WILLIAM SLOAN: 7 and 9 p.m. Admission $10. The Comedy Zone, Holiday Inn, 400 Second Ave., South Charleston. Call 304-414-2386 or visit


WEST VIRGINIA STATE DANCE FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m. Culture Center Theater. Events showcase the talent of numerous high school and college dancers from around the state. Call 304-558-0220.


2014 OSBRA EYE MEMORIAL WILDFLOWER WALKS: 9 a.m. to noon. Spring nature walks, Kanawha State Forest. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the swimming pool parking area. The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children younger than 16. Presented by Kanawha State Forest Foundation. All proceeds benefit the KSF Foundation. Hot dogs and drinks will be available at modest prices.

18TH-CENTURY FRONTIER DEMONSTRATION: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Authentic representation of clothing, weapons, food and skills of 18th-century pioneers. Wine Cellar Park, Dunbar. Call 304-766-0220.

“BUILT TO AMAZE”: 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $15 to $85. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Charleston Civic Center. Call 800-745-3000.

76TH ANNUAL “FEAST OF THE RAMSON”: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Richwood High School cafeteria. Arts and crafts will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run through 4 p.m. Special entertainment featuring traditional music and dance will be performed in the Richwood High School gymnasium throughout the day. The traditional menu of ham, bacon, brown beans and corn bread and ramps will be offered. Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for children. Visit or call 304-846-6790.

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Appalachian South Folklife Center, Pipestem. Free. Activities include “Jason’s Dream,” a puppet show about recycling from Boone, North Carolina’s Elkland Art Center; a found-art puppet-making workshop; a permaculture workshop from the We Are All Farmers Institute; a Bare Bones Natural Home Care product demonstration, a clean-water panel discussion, drum circle, artisan vendors and a “green” art show. Musical performers include Michael and Carrie Kline, Option 22, The Gin Mills, Tim and Maggie Mainland, Melissa and Kayla McKinney and Maggie’s Kids. Call 304-425-6425 or visit

OPERA AT THE MOVIES: 12:55 p.m. Regal Nitro Stadium 12. The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Mozart’s barbed romance “Così fan tutte” screens live. It is a comedic opera about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Runtime is 4 hours 15 minutes. Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors and $18 for children. Call 304-769-0405 or visit

ART EVENING: 6 to 8 p.m. Main Street Art Studio, Hurricane. Free, monthly Art Moves on Main event at 2801 Main St. Works by local artists will be on display, and musician Gregg Sovine will perform music from the 1960s through the 1980s. Call 304-552-6983.

VALLEY GARDENS OPEN HOUSE: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1109 Piedmont Road. Showcases the garden center’s remodel. Dale Cooper, of WCHS Radio, will start the day with his live broadcast of “Business Matters,” followed by the Department of Agriculture’s John Porter, discussing herb container gardening. Hot dogs, face painting for children and more will be featured. Contact Brian Canterbury at 304-546-9410 or

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