Things to do Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014


VANDALIA: 7 p.m. Free. Bluegrass. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

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

NASH MEMPHIS: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Country. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. Call 304-949-9692.

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

WEGMANN BROTHERS: 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Paterno’s at the Park, 601 Morris St. Call 304-205-5482.

AUSTIN WALKIN’ CANE: 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, youths free. Slide guitarist and blues singer. Pocahontas County Opera House, 818 Third Ave., Marlinton. Call 304-646-9979.

JOHN LILLY: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit

OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m. Adults $5, seniors, kids and performers $2. Hosted by Ron Sowell. Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road. Call 304-345-0021.


“THE WEDDING SINGER”: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Musical based on the Adam Sandler comedy movie. Presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild. Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. Call 304-343-2287 or

“JOSEPH, MOTHER OF JESUS”: 8 p.m. Adults $15, seniors and students $8; tickets available at the door. Capitol Theater, 123 Summers St. The Contemporary Youth Arts Company presents the latest Dan Kehde play, a comedy/drama about a teenage boy’s challenge to bring salvation to a misguided world. Call 304-342-6522.


SUMMER SPLASH DANCE: 8 p.m. Tickets $10. SpeakEasy Singles dance. Music by AAA Entertainment. Wilson Student Union, West Virginia State University, Institute. Call 304-925-8024.


OLIVIA HOLT MEET AND GREET: Noon. Free. Back-to-school event with Disney star. Center Court, Charleston Town Center Mall. Call 304-345-9526.


WEST VIRGINIA STATE FAIR: Gates open 8 a.m. West Virginia State Fairgrounds, Fairlea. Gate admission $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Entertainment: Chris Tomlin (contemporary Christian). See complete schedule in today’s Gazette.

PINCH REUNION: 8 a.m. Annual Pinch community festival. Car show, 5K run, concert at 5 p.m. featuring Wigwam, Elephant in the Room, Time and Distance, the Needful Things and the Mikele Buck Band. Pinch Reunion Grounds, Pinch. Call 304-541-9026.


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

PIRATE DAY: Noon to 4 p.m. Clay Center. Tied to the current Mylan Explore-atory exhibit, “The Hunt for Treasure.” Hunt for buccaneer booty, learn to talk like a pirate and see a pirate science show. First 200 children to attend will receive a pirate prize. All activities are free with gallery admission of $7.50 for adults and $6 for seniors, students and children. Call 304-561-3570 or visit

KANAWHA PLAYERS BENEFIT PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 8 to 10 a.m. Applebee’s, Kanawha Mall. $5 per person with all proceeds going to Kanawha Players. Call 304-343-7529.

KANAWHA TRAIL CLUB HIKE: Williams River. Meet at 8 a.m. to carpool from Ohio and Randolph streets. Hike about 10 miles out and back from Cranberry campground in Monongahela National Forest on a gated road along the river. Bring water and lunch. Hike as far as you want.


COAL RIVER FILM FESTIVAL: 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets $5. Collection of independent, short and student films. Boone Arts and Heritage Center, 343 Main St., Madison. Call 304-544-1560.

YOUTH THEATER AUDITIONS: 1 to 4 p.m. Children’s Theatre of Charleston workshop, 1007 Bigley Ave. Auditions for its production of “Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr.” Roles available for boys and girls ages 8 to 18. Participants should have a short a cappella song prepared; even singing “Happy Birthday” is fine. Register for an audition slot at, but it is not required. Registrants should come 20 minutes early to complete registration. Performance dates are Oct. 9-12. Visit the website or call 304-346-0164.

COMMUNITY CARNIVAL: 4 to 9 p.m. Sissonville High School football field. Sponsored by Sissonville High School band. Carnival games, inflatables and a concert by Charleston’s Sonic Threshold, who will perform a mix of rock and country music. Admission $3. Food and game tickets 50 cents each.

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