The monthly downtown Charleston ArtWalk takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in 15 venues. For exhibit information and a map of locations, visit www.charlestonartwalk.com.
The rock band Filter will play at The Fishbone Gill & Grill, 1 17th St., Vienna, at 7 p.m. Friday. They'll be joined by Red, Otherwise and We As Human. Tickets are $20. Get them at the door or www.roxoffentertainment.com.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W., will screen "Beasts of the Southern Wild" for free at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Oscar-nominated drama focuses on the surreal world of Hushpuppy, an extraordinarily imaginative 6-year-old in a forgotten bayou community.
It's rated PG-13 for thematic material including child imperilment, some disturbing images, language and brief sensuality and will be shown with captions for the hearing impaired. Call 304-345-5042 or visit www.uucharlestonwv.org.
A free Indian music concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tamarack in Beckley. It features Pandit Shubhendru Rao on sitar, Saskia Rao-de Haas on cello and Harshad Kanetkar on tabla.
A supporters' dinner runs 6 to 7 p.m. for $50 per person. Reservations are required. Call 304-355-0293.
Halloween art show
More than 20 West Virginia artists will be at The Art of Hallow's Eve, a Halloween-themed fine art and craft show in the Assembly Hall at Jackson's Mill this weekend. An opening reception runs 7 to 9 p.m. Friday with costumes encouraged. Saturday's hours are noon to 9 p.m., and Sunday's are 1 to 5 p.m. Call 800-287-8206.
'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'
The Alban Arts Center opens the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," based on Charles M. Schulz' "Peanuts" comic strip, at 8 p.m. Friday. Other performances are 8 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 25-26 as well as 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 27 at the theater, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans.
The Kelly Strom-directed show has a teenage cast that includes Daniel Calwell as Charlie Brown, Haley Lambert as Snoopy, Hannah Strom as Lucy, Brandon Hawkins as Linus, Clayton Spry as Schroeder and Anna Felty as Patty. Kenneth W. Morrison provides musical direction to musicians Shannon Gobel, David Lawson, Stephen Harper and Chris Grizzell.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children under 12. Call 304-721-8896 for reservations.
Trumpeters Vince DiMartino and Rex Richardson will join the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra for the program "Copeland: Appalachian Spring" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Clay Center. In addition to "Appalachian Spring," other performed pieces will be Debussy's "Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun," Paulus' "Concerto for Two Trumpets & Orchestra" and Grant Cooper's "Appalachian Autumn."
Tickets start at $27.50 for adults and $15.50 for students. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
The annual Bridge Day Festival runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the New River Gorge Bridge and surrounding area. Watch BASE jumpers, rappel teams, BMX flatland demonstrations, skydivers and extreme pogoing.
In downtown Fayetteville, see a concert by Wild Rumpus from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. or take in the chili and cornbread cook-off from 3 to 6 p.m. Visit www.officialbridgeday.com for a complete schedule and more information.
The 26th annual Buffalo Octoberfest will feature live music, arts and crafts, living history enactors, live animals, games, face painting, a WVU tailgate and more. Activities run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Shopping Center, one mile north of the Toyota plant in Putnam County.
Admission is free. Call 304-937-2747.
Marching band invitational
The second annual West Virginia Marching Band Invitational begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Laidley Field. Marching bands from across the state will be judged on categories including showmanship, music, color guard, majorette corps and featured twirler.
Tickets are $7 for ages 12 and up and $5 for children under 12. Call 304-558-0220.
Heritage Station Fall Fest