In Short: Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2012
Brantley Gilbert tickets
Country singer Brantley Gilbert brings his Hell on Wheels tour to the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown on Feb. 9. The opening act is Kip Moore. Tickets are $28 and $38, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Call at 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Folk trio The BrotherSisters will present a benefit concert for the West Virginia Institute for Spirituality from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1600 Kanawha Blvd. E. A $5 donation is requested. Call 304-345-0926.
Johnny Rawls concert
Soul/blues singer Johnny Rawls will perform a benefit concert for the Logan County Child Advocacy Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Logan Country Club in Chapmanville. The event includes heavy hor d'oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine. Tickets are $40 for individuals and $75 for couples. Call 304-792-6261 or visit www.bobnoone.com.
East End Christmas Bazaar
The East End Bazaar will hold a special Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its location on the corner of Washington Street and Ruffner Avenue. There will be caroling by local choirs, a children's craft station and wreath-making workshops.
Vendors include Charly Hamilton, Jacob Fertig and Kelly Bryant (fine art); Karen Kelly (hand-knitted hats and scarves); Studio Lilybean, Barbara Schwartz and The Eco-Beader (handmade jewelry); Tereasa Fertig (re-purposed furniture, antiques and seasonal items); Doug Minnerly (pottery); Kountry Crow Candles & Soaps; The Plant and Gnome (handmade wreaths, wood carvings and birdhouses); Pampered Paws Bakery (artisan dog treats); Total Meltdown (tie-dyed T-shirts) and Frutcake, Mission Savvy Organic-to-Go and McKinnon Presbyterian Church (food).
Call 304-767-9800 or visit www.charlestoneastend.com.
Craik-Patton holiday open house
The Craik-Patton House, 2809 Kanawha Blvd. E., will present "A Civil War Christmas" during its annual holiday open house Saturday. Jim Getty, a historian from Gettysburg, will portray Abraham Lincoln and provide insight on Christmas in the White House at 11 a.m. He will discuss President Lincoln's role in West Virginia's statehood at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The open house runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Seating is limited for the presentations; reservations are recommended. Call 304-925-5341.
A free screening and discussion of "No Woman, No Cry" will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 402 of Marshall University's Drinko Library in Huntington. Directed by Christy Turlington Burns, the documentary follows women in four parts of the world as they face the challenges of pregnancy-related care.
The Irish Tenors
The group's "Irish Holiday Celebration," featuring a 30-piece orchestra, begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Keith Albee Theater in Huntington. Tickets for the Marshall Artists Series concert are $45, $50 and $62.50. Call 304-696-6656 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
'A Christmas Carol'
The Treehouse Arts Ensemble will perform Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at 7 p.m. Dec. 7-8 at Tamarack. Tickets are $7.50 in advance and generally sell out. If any remain, they are $10 at the door. Call 304-256-6843 or visit www.tamarackwv.com.
Free film workshop
The West Virginia Film Office presents the free workshop "The Business of Film" from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the WVSU Economic Development Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W. Pam Haynes, Jamie Cope and Lisa Wells of the film office will teach attendees about the role of the film office and the services it provides.
The workshop is free, but space is limited so reservations are required. Call Jaime Rinehart at 304 720-1401 or visit www.digiso.org.