5:30-6 p.m.: Opening ceremony at Haddad Riverfront Park
6:30-9:30 p.m.: Live on the Levee at Haddad Riverfront Park. 6:30 p.m., Farnsworth; 7:30 p.m., USFLOYD.
7 p.m.: Canaan Open Stage. Cavern at Canaan of United Methodist Church, 401 Roane St. Performances are on a first come, first-served basis with sign-up starting at 6:30 p.m. Performers are asked to keep it family-friendly and limit the performances to two songs or 10 minutes.
7:30 p.m.: Charleston Light Opera Guild’s production of “Catch Me If You Can.” Civic Center Little Theatre Based on the biography and the Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks film of the same name, this musical tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale Jr. and his cons as a pilot, doctor and lawyer and the FBI agent, Carl Hanratty, who is determined to catch him. Tickets: $20 tickets at the Civic Center Little Theatre box office or by calling 304-343-2287.
9 p.m. LimeLight Theatre Company presents “An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein,” Timothy’s at Quarrier Diner, 1022 Quarrier St. A tour through the darkly comic adult world of Shel Silverstein. With familiar music written by Shel Silverstein.
Dawn ‘til Dusk East End Garden Showcase: A showcase of over 30 urban gardens in the beautiful historic East End neighborhood district. Brochures available at Zegeer Hardware, Contemporary Galleries, Bluegrass Kitchen, or any garden along the way (look for the blue yard signs). Includes guided tours and a special celebration, see www.CharlestonEastEnd.com.
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Art-for-ALL Juried Student Art Exhibition: Clay Center lobby. A juried art exhibition for children grades pre-K through 6 in Boone, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam counties.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: “A Little Lunch Music” with Mark Scarpelli and guests, Center Court, Charleston Town Center.
4 p.m.: Annual FestivALL Teen Art Search. Center Court, Charleston Town Center. Work by artists in middle school, high school and college, from Kanawha, Putnam and Clay Counties, judged by a panel of professional WV artists, representing the mediums of painting, drawing, photography, graphic art, sculpture and textiles. Crowd Favorite voting runs through noon Saturday.
8 p.m.: Contemporary Youth Arts Company “The Blob,” Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. A horror classic with music, dancing, romance, special effects and 20 new songs from Scarpelli and Kehde. Tickets: $15 adults. $8 students/seniors, available at the box office.
“Haiku Hall” at Bluegrass Kitchen. Guests can contribute to the “Haiku Hall.”