In Short: Nov. 1-7, 2012
Fayetteville sculpture unveiling
The Fayetteville Arts Coalition will host a reception for the unveiling of a new outdoor sculpture by Jeff Fetty at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the coalition's Artist Cooperative and Gallery, 103 Keller Ave. (above the Secret Sandwich Society). Ken Kruger will provide music. Fetty and other artists will be present. The sculpture is at the intersection of Keller Avenue and Court Street. Visit www.fayettevilleartscoalition.org.
No Pants Players
Fresh off a murder mystery and adults-only show during FestivALL Fall, the No Pants Players return to their home base at the Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans, for an all-ages show at 7 p.m. Saturday. Joining the fun is magician Joey Stepp, who will perform from 6:45 p.m. to showtime and again at intermission.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. Call 877-467-7689 or visit www.nopantsplayers.com.
River City Youth Ballet
The River City Youth Ballet will present selections from its fall show, "Music in Motion: Dances to West Virginia Artists," as well as selections from "The Nutcracker" at several Kanawha County public libraries. The free program is at the Main Library (123 Capitol St.), 6 p.m. Monday; Sissonville (1 Tinney Lane), 2 p.m. Tuesday and Cross Lanes (5449 Big Tyler Road), 7 p.m. Nov. 8. Visit www.kanawhalibrary.org.
'Romeo and Juliet'
The Bright Star Touring Theatre will stage a condensed, 45-minute version of Shakespeare's doomed romance at three area libraries this week. The free performance for adults and teens will be staged at the Main Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday; Riverside (at Riverside High School), 10 a.m. Wednesday, and Cross Lanes, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Visit www.kanawhalibrary.org.
'Mountain Stage' tickets
Tickets are on sale for the first three "Mountain Stage" shows of 2013, the radio show's 30th season. Unless noted, tickets are $15 in advance and $25 the day of the show, available through 800-594-8499 or www.mountainstage.org.
The first show is Jan. 20 at WVU's Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, featuring Rhett Miller of the Old 97's, Black Prairie (which consists of three-fifths of The Decemberists) and more. Tickets are $18 in advance and $23 at the door, available through Ticketmaster.
On Jan. 27, indie rocker Calexico headlines a show at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, joined by eccentric singer/songwriter Bonnie Prince Billy (aka Will Oldham) and others. On Feb. 3, Kathy Mattea headlines at the theater, joined by honky-tonk duo Shovels and Rope and country singer/songwriter Kim Richey.