In Short: Feb. 29 - March 7, 2012
WWE tickets on sale
WWE Smackdown comes to the Charleston Civic Center May 6 with a show featuring Sheamus, Randy Orton, The Big Show, Cody Rhodes, Hornswoggle and more. A pre-sale runs now through 10 p.m. Friday. Use the code "VIPER." General ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15-$60. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Youth art show
Young @ Art, a youth art competition and silent auction, runs 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Tyler Mountain YMCA in Cross Lanes. Auction items include sports memorabilia, trips and themed baskets. Contact Cindy Cash at 304-776-3323 or email@example.com.
Beginning today, the Guild Builders youth theater program will stage the musical "Kilroy Was Here!" at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg, 724 Market St. Performances are at 8 p.m. today, Friday and March 9 and 2:30 p.m. March 10-11.
The show is a musical comedy set in a Brooklyn U.S.O. Club in 1942. Tickets are $7 for adults and seniors and $5 for students through college. Call 304-485-1300 or visit www.actorsguildonline.org.
The West Virginia Symphony performs Antonin Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World") and Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 in D minor ("Wagner Symphony") in concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Clay Center.
The concert is preceded by Preludes, a conversation on the evening's music with Maestro Grant Cooper at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $62 for adults and $6 to $15 for students. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.wvsymphony.org.
From 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday celebrate Dr. Seuss at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. There will be free games, activities, a story time and treats inspired by his books. Enter to win a collection of his works. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.
Doo Wop Cavalcade
The Doo Wop Cavalcade comes to Huntington's Keith Albee Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday. It features The Charlie Thomas Drifters, The Coasters, The Chiffons and Barbara Harris of The Toys. Tickets are $31 and $41 or $100 for VIP seats that include a pre-show artist meet-and-greet. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
'9 to 5' auditions
Auditions for Huntington's 5th Avenue Theatre Company's production of "9 to 5 - The Musical" begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium at City Hall. Based on the film, the play has roles for ages 14 and above.
Auditioners should have a 30-second song prepared and may bring a backing CD or music for an accompanist. They also will do cold reads from the script and have a movement audition. They should not wear sandals or open-toed shoes.
Performance dates are May 4-6 and May 12-13. Call Eddie Harbert at 304-544-2831 or Maxine Loudermilk at 304-654-1471.
Community Music concert
Elizabeth Von Trapp, granddaughter of Maria and Baron Von Trapp, performs in a Community Music Association concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Municipal Auditorium. Tickets are $35. Call 304-744-1400.
Landau in Madison
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will perform a benefit concert for the Boone County Community Foundation at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the Madison Civic Center. Tickets are $35 or $40 in advance or $45 at the door, cash only. Call 304-369-0511.
On March 9, fingerstyle guitarist Richard Gilewitz will host his GillaCamp guitar workshop at Gorby's Music, 214 Seventh Ave., South Charleston. Sessions are 55 minutes long at 11 a.m., noon, 5 and 6 p.m.
The first is "The Fingerpicking Engine," teaching various components of fingerstyle guitar. The second and third are tune breakdowns studying Elizabeth Cotton's "Freight Train" and Davey Graham's "Anji," respectively. The fourth is "Exploration of Open D and Open G Tunings and Slide Guitar."
Each session is $40. Register at Gorby's Music or online at www.gillacamp.com.
Celtic singer Cathie Ryan performs at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at Nicholas County High School in Summersville. Tickets for the concert, presented by Ivy & Stone, are $12 for adults and $9 for students and seniors in advance and $3 more at the door. Call 304-872-4228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Fair concerts
Four concerts for the 2012 State Fair of West Virginia have been announced: They are country singer Trace Adkins on Aug. 10 (tickets $25-$32); gospel group the Gaither Vocal Band on Aug. 11 ($18-$25); rock star Bret Michaels on Aug. 14 ($19-$26); and teen pop singer Victoria Justice on Aug. 18 ($27-$32).
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 22. Prices do not include gate admission. For more information, visit www.statefairofwv.com.