If — years ago — Maria Belcher had set out to chart the path to her dream job, she might have found a more direct route.

The first thing you need to know about Robert Haddy’s Outta Time Excape Rooms on Charleston’s East End is that your experience begins the moment you open the door. You’ll be greeted by a mad scientist of sorts — and don’t expect him to leave his character behind.

This year's Symphony Sunday is themed "Summer of Love," in celebration of the “Summer of Love” in 1968 and the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969. The annual musical event on the University of Charleston's lawn, opposite the state capitol, begins at 1 p.m. and finishes …

Beer lovers packed Kanawha Boulevard in front of the state Capitol in Charleston Saturday for Foam at the Dome despite the day’s off-and-on rain. The annual craft beer and music festival supports urban development efforts by Charleston Main Streets. In its fourth year, the event featured mor…

The seventh annual West Virginia State University and West Virginia State University Foundation Black & Gold Gala will be held April 5 at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. The event will begin at 6:15 p.m. with a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner and the pro…

Classic rock superstars Kansas return to the Clay Center Thursday night, performing the band’s album “Point of Know Return” in its entirety, along with other songs. The record, released in 1977, was a huge hit for the group and spawned several hits, including the title track and “Dust in the…

Carnaval Kaleidoscope, which benefits the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences and the Charleston Ballet, takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Clay Center on Feb. 2. The ninth annual fundraiser has a kaleidoscope theme featuring vibrant colors and exciting patterns.

WWE Live will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. The show will feature Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, John Cena, Braun Strowman, Baron Corbin, Sasha Banks, Bobby Lashley and more. Talent is subject to change. Tickets range from $15 to $105 and are…

Exhibition basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, will play games in Charleston and Huntington on Saturday as part of the team’s new Fan Powered World Tour. The show is set to come to the Charleston Civic Center at 2 p.m. and the Big Sandy Superstore Arena at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $1…

Funerals for Sunday, August 25, 2019

Groves, Lugene - 2 p.m., Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle.

Karawan-Burgess, Nancy - 3 p.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

McVicker, Willard - 2 p.m., New Life Family Worship Center, Moatsville.

Parry, Carol - 2 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Riddle, Velma - 2 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Stamper, Daisy - 4 p.m., Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.