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Things to do Saturday, May 17, 2014


JEFFREY THOMASSON: 7 p.m. Free. Jazzy, laid-back guitar. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

FIDDLERS GALORE! with QIET QARTET: 7 p.m. Tickets $10. Colesmouth Concert Series. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans. Call 304-661-0655.

WEST VIRGINIA TRAVELERS: 7 p.m. Adults $5, children $3. Bluegrass. Jerry Run Summer Theater, 824 Cleveland Road, Cleveland, Webster County. Call 304-493-6574.

CHARLIE ABSTEN AND THE DISTANT THUNDER BAND: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. Call 304-949-9692.

WILLIAMSON BRANCH BAND: 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12, children $5. Bluegrass. Mountaineer Opry House, Milton. Call 304-743-5749 or visit

KEN SIZEMORE: 7 p.m. Suggested donation $10. Folk. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W. Call 304-345-5042.

D STREET CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. Adults $5, children $1. LaBelle Theater, 311 D St., South Charleston. South Charleston Museum Foundation’s D Street Concert Series. Fletchers Grove (Appalachian jam rock) and Beggars Clan (reggae funk), and art exhibit by David Stephenson and Ian Bode. Proceeds help fund the foundation. Call 304-744-9711.


“9 TO 5”: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Musical based on the film and song by Dolly Parton. Presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild. Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. Call 304-343-2287.

SPANKY BROWN AND MARY ASHER: 7 and 9 p.m. Admission $10. The Comedy Zone, Holiday Inn, 400 Second Ave., South Charleston. Call 304-414-2386 or visit


NEW CLAY CENTER EXHIBIT: The Clay Center will open a new exhibit in its Mylan Explore-atory. In “The Hunt for Treasure,” visitors can visit the virtual world of Oak Island, make a coin rubbing, practice their safe-cracking skills, see artifacts from beneath the sea and more. Call 304-561-3570 or visit


BOLLYWOOD NIGHTS: 6 p.m. Tickets $100. Fashion show, Bollywood-style performance, food; fundraiser for Manna Meal, WV Health Right and Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center. Charleston Civic Center. Call 304-444-2177.

UNIVERSITY CLUB DANCE: 7:30 p.m. Members $25, nonmembers $35. Semiformal. Music by WV Dance. Charleston Woman’s Club, 1600 Virginia St. E. Call 304-984-1939.


READ ALOUD with SARAH SULLIVAN: 10:30 a.m. Free. Author Sullivan will read from some of her favorite children’s books, plus complimentary snacks and an art project for the kids. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 342-1464 or visit


ARMED FORCES DAY PARADE: Noon. Free. Route runs along D Street from First to Seventh avenues, South Charleston. Call 304-746-5552.

VETERANS MEMORIAL DEDICATION: 2 p.m. Hively Cemetery, Wallback. Take Wallback exit (exit 34) off Interstate 79 and turn right onto W.Va. 36. Go 2 miles and turn right onto White Road. Go 0.1 of a mile (second road on the left) and make a left turn onto the road to the cemetery. Contact Norma Darr at 330-723-4674 or Allen Cosby at 304-342-4158 or 304-541-2280.

EAST END BAZAAR: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Music, crafts, vendors. 1428 Washington St. E. Call 304-767-9800.

ROLLER DERBY: 7 p.m. Heart of Appalachia vs. Derby Dames. Adults $10, children $5 in advance. Adults $12, children $6 at the door. West Virginia National Guard Armory, Coonskin Drive. Call 304-206-8108 or

NATIONAL PARK DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wine Cellar Park, Dunbar. The city of Dunbar will participate in National Kids to the Park Day, designed to encourage children to use local parks, with free activities, including archery, hiking, disc golf, scavenger hunts and a fishing tournament. Call 304-766-0223.


WEST VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Adults $8, students $5, six-pack $30. Schedule: 4:30 p.m., “Blue Jasmine” (Woody Allen comedy-drama); 6:30 p.m., “Wadjda” (subtitled Saudi Arabian drama); 8:30 p.m., “The Great Beauty” (subtitled Italian comedy-drama). Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. Call 304-342-6522 or visit

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