In Short: Dec. 6-12, 2012
Miranda Lambert tickets
Tickets for a Feb. 16 concert at Huntington's Big Sandy Superstore Arena with Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. They are $27 and $51.75. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
River Arts Sale
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation's 10th annual River Arts Sale and Show runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 520 Kanawha Blvd. W. More than 25 local artists will have wares for sale. The featured artist is Morgantown woodcut printmaker Eddie Spaghetti.
A gourmet lunch runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for $8. Raffle tickets for artist-selected works are $5 each or three for $10 with the winner announced at the end of the day Saturday. Call 304-345-5042 or visit uucharlestonwv.org.
The Wayward Girls School of Burlesque will stage a holiday show at 11 p.m. Saturday (DATE CORRECTED) at the Kanawha Players Theater, 309 Beauregard St. The show will feature performance art, dance, comedy and music by the Pepper Fandango Band and the William Shatner Blues Explosion.
The show is for ages 18 and up. Those 21 and up may bring their own adult beverages.
Admission is $10, with a $2 discount when you bring a nonperishable food item for the YWCA Sojourners Shelter. (Breakfast items, like cereal bars, are especially needed.) Call 304-343-7529 or visit www.facebook.com/waywardgirlsburlesque.
Winter art gala
The Nomadic Tribes Collective will present a winter art gala from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Little India Upstairs Lounge, 1604 Washington St. E. The event is free, with a cash bar. Call 304-720-3616.
Elk Theatre benefits
Some time in 2013, 35mm film prints will be discontinued and theaters will receive films only in digital format. For Sutton's Elk Theatre to remain open when that happens, it needs to raise a minimum of $25,000 for a digital projector.
To help in the fundraising effort, the Town Square Café & Restaurant, 400 Fourth St., is holding pancake breakfasts from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Dec. 15. Three pancakes, sausage links and hot chocolate will sell for $5.99 ($3.99 for child size). Patrons who attend will receive a free ticket to a private showing of "A Christmas Story" at noon Dec. 22.
Donations can be made at the Bank of Gassaway's Flatwoods Branch or made with PayPal on the theater website (www.elktheatre.com). For more on the breakfasts, call the restaurant at 304-750-2086.
Joy to the World tickets
Catherine Russell is the featured vocalist at Bob Thompson's annual Joy to the World concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Culture Center Theater. Advance tickets are $25, and the show generally sells out. If any tickets remain at the door, they are $30. Call 800-594-TIXX or visit www.mountainstage.musictoday.com.
Rapper D-WHY, formerly of West Virginia, returns to the area for a concert at 7:30 p.m. today at Impulse Nightclub, 205 Capitol St. He'll be joined by DJ Etrayn & Friends, as well as local acts Dinosaur Burps, White Mic, Black Cat and Quence. Woody Woods of The Beat 98.7 hosts with DJ sets by Charlie Blac.
The show is all ages, but profanity will be used during performances. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit www.d-why.com.