CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Though FestivALL 2013's days are dwindling, the activities are not. There is still plenty to do before the celebration ends Sunday.
Everything is free unless noted. For more, visit www.festivallcharleston.com.
* THIRD EYE CABARET: The weekly event expands with shows today through Saturday at The Cellar, 8 Capitol St. Admission is $5 nightly.
Today, Marium Bria, with Ryan Kennedy and Ammed Solomon, opens at 9 p.m., followed by Qiet at 11 p.m.
Friday is a special spoken word edition with Tuesday Taylor and Crystal Good at 9 p.m. and international touring poet Ron Whitehead at 10 p.m. The Silent Gondoliers provide interlude music. The night transitions into electronic dance music and dubstep with The Flow at 11 p.m., followed by DJ Woody Woods at midnight.
Saturday night belongs to worldbeat group Option 22, whose performance starts at 11 p.m.
* "A LITTLE LUNCH MUSIC": Mark Scarpelli performs on the piano from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Friday in Center Court at Charleston Town Center. Singer Jonathan Tucker joins him Friday.
* KOOL & THE GANG:"Celebrate" the Mayor's Concert with the funk/soul/R&B act. The show starts at 8 p.m. today at the Clay Center. Tickets are $43, $58 and $68. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
* BLUES, BREWS & BBQ: Blues Du Jour kicks things off at 5:30 p.m. Friday on the University of Charleston riverbank lawn, followed by The Jimi Vincent Band at 6:50 p.m. and Marcia Ball at 8:10 p.m. p.m. Headlining group Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas take the stage at 10 p.m.
Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the gate. Call 304-345-0775 or visit www.festivallcharleston.com.A River Taxi runs between Haddad Riverfront Park and UC for $3. It leaves Haddad at 7, 8:30 and 10 p.m. and UC at 7:45, 9:15 and 11 p.m.
* LIVE ON THE LEVEE: Jazz group Dugan Carter & Full Flavor kick things off at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Haddad Riverfront Park. Then, local favorites The Esquires headline with sets at 7:45 and 8:45 p.m.
* APPALACHIAN POWER STAGE: Music and dance at Davis Park. SATURDAY: Bob Shank, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (hammered dulcimer, banjo); Marium Bria, noon and 4 p.m. (folk); Dance in Davis Park, 1 and 5 p.m.; Ballroom Dance in the Park, 3 p.m. SUNDAY: Bare Bones, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (a cappella); Mark Bates, noon and 3 p.m. (acoustic/piano folk pop); John Inghram & Friends, 1 and 4 p.m. (jazz).
* CAPITOL MARKET STAGE: Traditional/old-time music at Capitol Market. Acts: Robert Shafer and Robin Kessinger, noon and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Little Sparrow, 1 p.m. Saturday; Greg and Tish Westman, 1 p.m. Sunday.
* WINE & ALL THAT JAZZ: The Ryan Kennedy Trio kicks things off at 2 p.m. Saturday on the University of Charleston riverbank lawn, followed by Comparsa at 3:30 p.m. and the Bob Thompson Unit at 5 p.m. African jazz group Samba Mapangala & Virunga takes the stage at 6:40 p.m., with headliners The Soul Rebels, from New Orleans, going on at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the gate. Call 304-345-0775 or visit www.festivallcharleston.com.A River Taxi runs between Haddad Riverfront Park and UC for $3. It leaves Haddad at 4, 5:30, 7, 8:30 a.m. 10 p.m. and UC at 4:45, 6:15, 7:45, 9:15 and 10:30 p.m.
* DRUM CIRCLE: A free community drum circle begins after "Dance in Davis Park" (approximately 5:30 p.m.) Saturday at Davis Park. No experience is necessary.
* "MOONAGE DAYDREAM": Mark Scarpelli will lead a seven-piece string quartet and piano concert of David Bowie music from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Charleston Town Center's Center Court.
* WEST VIRGINIA YOUTH SYMPHONY: At 3 p.m. Sunday, the group presents George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with Slovakian guest artist Adam Stranavsky in the Clay Center lobby. Stranavsky also will perform solo works, and the orchestra will play highlights from its past season.
Adult tickets are $10 at the door. Children are admitted free.
* "STORIES AND SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR": FOOTMAD sponsors this concert by scholar and performer Bobby Horton at the Scottish Rite Temple, 406 Capitol St. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. Sunday with young local re-enactors performing drills and dances in period attire. Horton performs from 4 to 5 p.m.
Admission is free on a first-come, first-serve basis. Advance tickets are available at Taylor Books, and some will be available at the door.* "MOUNTAIN STAGE": Jason Isbell, Stephen Kellogg, Lora Faye and Amanda Shires are on the bill for this show at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Culture Center There. Also featured is The Fields of Gettysburg, a song cycle about the famous Civil War battle by West Virginia singer/songwriter John Walsh. Tickets are $15 in advance or $25 at the door. Call 800-594-TIXX or visit www.mountainstage.org.
* ARTWALK: More than 20 downtown galleries and vendors will open their doors for the FestivALL edition of this monthly event from 5 to 8 p.m. today. The Hope Village Fair Trade Boutique at First Presbyterian joins the lineup this month, and "Join the Party: Celebrating 30 Years of Mountain Stage" has its reception at the Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery. For a map of participants, visit www.charlestonartwalk.com.
* MUSICAL EASELS: For 30-minute sessions, artists paint the landscape while rotating easels in sync with live music. They're 6:30 p.m. today, 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lee Street Triangle.
* PUBLIC SKETCY'S: LIVING FASHION WINDOW: This month's installment of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Uncork and Create, 1031 Quarrier St. A live model will be in the window for people to sketch. Materials are provided. All drawings will be entered into a raffle for a prize.
* PUBLIC ART WALKING TOUR: Take in public art in a guided stroll from 8 to 9 p.m. today, leaving from the Lee Street Triangle.
* CAPITOL STREET ART FAIR: Nearly 80 artists, almost all from West Virginia, will display their fine arts and crafts on Capitol Street from Quarrier Street to Washington Street East. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. A list of vendors is available on the FestivALL website.
* CATFISH DISPLAY: The installation of colorful, painted FestivALL catfish will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in Brawley Walkway.
* TROLLEY ART TOUR: Board at the Lee Street Triangle at 10 a.m. Saturday for a 90-minute guided tour of some of the city's public art. Artists may be on hand at some locations.
* PUBLIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE TROLLEY TOUR: This guided tour also leaves from the Lee Street Triangle Saturday. Hour-long tours begin at 1, 2:15 and 3:30 p.m.
* RAIN BARREL EXHIBIT: See how local artists have decorated 55-gallon drums to be used as rain barrels in a display on Capitol Street between Washington Street East and Lee Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The barrels will be raffled off.