Cirque Éloize canceled
Cirque Éloize, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at Big Sandy Superstore Arena, has been canceled. Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. Contact the Big Sandy box office at 304-696-5990 or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 for more information.
West Virginia Hillbilly Days run today<co THURSDAY ON WEB> through Saturday at the Lincoln County Memorial Fairgrounds. Highlights include a demolition derby at 7:30 p.m. Thrusday a truck and tractor pull at 7:30 p.m. Friday and a car show at 11 a.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Music is by Mark Newton and Steve Thomas at 7 p.m. today<co THURSDAY>, The Full Moon Boys at 6 p.m. and The Nu-Blu Band at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Thomas Shanteau at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Other activities include a carnival, arts and crafts, a quilt show, contests and living history programs.
The fairgrounds are on W.Va. 3, east of Hamlin on Trace Creek Road. Visit www.lcfairsandfestivals.com or call 304-549-7301.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W., will screen the 2012 biography "Hitchcock" at 7:30 p.m. Friday as part of its Third Friday Film Series. The PG-13 film stars Anthony Hopkins in the titular role as well as Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson. It will be shown with captions for the hearing impaired.
Admission is free. Call 304-345-5042 or visit www.uucharlestonwv.org.
The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St., will be the site of a benefit for the West Virginia State University Student Veterans of America beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. Performers include Derek Bowen, Bobby Altman, Johnny Compton, The Red Lights, Dugan Carter's Jazz Band and the Rick Perdue Tribe.
Admission is $7 or $5 for military/veterans and WVSU students. Call 304-345-3914 or visit www.emptyglass.com.
FOOTMAD Fall Fling
FOOTMAD will host a contra dance weekend and old-time music gathering Friday through Sunday at the Fayette County Park/4H Camp near Beckwith. It will feature callers Ron Buchanan and Phoebe Williams and musicians The Contrarians.
Tickets are $10 daily or 425 for the weekend. Call 304-415-3668 or visit www.footmad.org.
Dunbar Fall Festival
The Dunbar Fall Festival runs Friday and Saturday at the 12th Street plaza. The free event features live music, Spirit of West Virginia sternwheeler cruises, children's activities and a parade at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Among the musical acts are Squire Parsons at 7 p.m. and Black Diamond at 8:30 p.m. Friday and the Genesis Fellowship Band at 6 p.m. and DeJaVu at 8 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call Joanne Cornell at 304-766-0223.
The Nicholas County Historical & Genealogical Society sponsors the original drama, "Retribution: Massacre" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Old Main Auditorium on Old Main Drive in Summersville. The play recounts the 1792 Morris Massacre, when Betsy and Peggy Morris, daughters of Henry Morris, the first settler in what is now Nicholas County, were brutally murdered.
Martie Mycoff wrote the play; Charlotte Yeager Neilan adapted it for the stage and directs. The cast is Steve Brown, Dario Carroll, Mia Carroll, Ralph (Gray Wolf) Chapman, Jessie Claypool, Hanna Dorsey, Amy Hypes, Jason Hypes, Zach Hypes, Tom King, Greg Kupar, Tim Lucas, Sharon Pabian, Rob Rininger, Holly Siminski and Darby Pabian as Watch, the family dog. The Cast Iron Skillet Lickers provide music.
Tickets are $5. Call Neilan at 304-872-2251 or 304-206-7812.
Model train show