FestivALL schedule: June 21, 2014
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, visit www.charlestoneastend.com.
6 a.m. to 10 p.m.: The Longest Day: Art with Heart. 118 Capitol St. Eight local artists will design a work of art that can be contributed to by anyone. Donations for participation are encouraged. Each artist will have a two-hour window to complete their work and the final products will be auctioned off at the Edgewood Country Club Culinary Cook-off, which takes place June 24. Details at www.facebook.com/WVChapterLongestDay.
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Art-for-ALL Juried Student Art Exhibition: Clay Center lobby. An art exhibition for children grades pre-K through 6 in Boone, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam counties.
10 to 11 a.m.: FestivALL Art Parade. Capitol Street from Kanawha Boulevard to Capitol Market. Visual artists, theatrical groups, dancers, street performers, art cars, music makers and local organizations parade to the post-parade party at Capitol Market.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Eighth Annual FestivALL West Side Wiener Dog Race. Stonewall Jackson Middle School, 700 Washington St. W. Registration from 10 a.m. to noon. Music and food vendors, rescue groups, splash pools and cooling stations, caricature artist, vet corner and more. Musical easels art event at 11 a.m.; fetch contest and pet blessing at 11:30 a.m.; costume contest and parade at noon; races begin at 1 p.m.; awards at 2:30 p.m.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Icon Festival-Early Christian Art. St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Lee and Court streets. Iconographers describe and sell their icons and a collection of antique Russian icons will be for sale. Lectures: “History of Early Church Iconography” and “What happened in the Christian Churches between 33 AD and the Reformation?” Byzantine and Russian liturgical music by St. George Cathedral Choir. Greek and Middle Eastern food available.
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Annual FestivALL Teen Art Search: Center Court, Charleston Town Center Mall. Work by artists in middle school, high school and college from Clay, Kanawha and Putnam counties.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff, Haddad Riverfront Park. The annual event will celebrate its 16th year. Dozens of the nation’s top chili cooks compete to see who has the best red, green and home-style chili and salsa with the winners moving on to compete at the world championship. Kids activities, frozen T-shirt and hot pepper eating contests, local food vendors and plenty of cold drinks. Live music by Soul Slaw, AC/30 and Ona. Proceeds benefit HospiceCare.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Location, Location, Location: “The Gallery Play,” Good News Mountaineer Garage, 221 Hale St. Site-specific 10-minute play, 2013 winner. Shows at 11 a.m., noon, 2 and 3 p.m.
11 a.m.: Musical Easels: Activity takes place at West Side Main Street Wiener Dog Races, Carriage Trail and ArtWalk at the Lee Street Triangle. For 30 minutes, local artists paint or draw the scenery while rotating easels in sync with music of street musicians.
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Walking art and architecture tour. Lee Street Triangle. Explore the city’s public art. Guides will help showcase the wonders and history of the works of art.
1 to 6 p.m.: MusicWorks, Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Ten acts, hosted by Andy Park. Singer-songwriters Marium Bria, Todd Burge, Rebecca Schmidt and more.
6 to 11 p.m.: FestivALT concert with The Drive-By Truckers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mandolin Orange and Hoots and Hellmouth. Appalachian Power Park, 601 Morris St. Tickets: Advance $29 adults and $8 children under 12; at gate $35 adults and $10 children under 12. Available at Appalachian Power Park box office, 304-344-BATS and West Virginia Power website. Ticket vouchers available at Clay Center.
7 p.m.: Charleston Chamber Music Society concert: The Attacca Quartet. Christ Church United Methodist, 1221 Quarrier St. The concert opens the 73rd consecutive season of the Charleston Chamber Music Society. Tickets $20 at door, kids free with paying adult.
7:30 p.m.: Charleston Harmony: “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” Culture Center Theater. Kanawha Kordsmen, Kordsmen Youth in Harmony Chorus and The Allies from Columbus, Ohio. Tickets: adults $12 in advance and $15 at the door, students free, groups of 10 or more (regardless of age) $10. Available at www.kordsmen.org or by calling 304-346-SING.
7:30 p.m.: Charleston Light Opera Guild: “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. More info at charlestonlightoperaguild.org. Tickets $20 at the Civic Center Little Theatre box office, or call 304-343-2287.
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 WVSU box office.