Tickets are $35 and $51. Call 304-696-6656 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Read an interview with Pollak by Bill Lynch in Sunday's Gazette-Mail Life & Style section.
Culture Center Halloween Bash
The Culture Center will hold a free Halloween Bash from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday that includes seasonal games, storytelling, costume contests, refreshments and more. Prizes will be given for best boy and girl costume. All children who attend get a Halloween goody bag. Call 304-558-0220.
West Virginia author Marilyn Sue Shank, who recently won a Christy Award for her Christian young adult fiction novel "Child of the Mountains," will speak at the Cross Lanes Branch Library, 5449 Big Tyler Road, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. She will talk about the writing process and the experience of winning such a prestigious award.
A book signing will follow. Light refreshments will be served. Call 304-776-5999 or visit www.kanawhalibrary.org.
Eagles tribute concert
7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodrow Wilson High School auditorium in Beckley. The band recreates the experience of an Eagles concert from The Eagles' most prolific period and also includes a few hits from Don Henley and Joe Walsh.
Tickets are $20. Call 800-285-7273 or visit www.beckleyconcerts.org.
UC Builders luncheon
The University of Charleston Builders will host a luncheon with "Shadows and Mountains: Tales from the Dark Heart of Appalachia" authors Jessie Grayson and Ellen Thompson Wednesday in the school's Erma Byrd Art Gallery. Meet the authors at 11:30 a.m., then the lunch begins at noon.
Halloween costumes are welcome but not required. You do not need to be a member of the UC Builders to attend.
Admission is $18. RSVP to Jamie DeYoung at jamiedeyo...@ucwv.edu or 304-357-4369.
Elkview Halloween party
The Elk River Community Center on Main Street in Elkview will host a free Halloween party for children from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Activities include a fishpond, fortune teller and face painting. There will also be door prizes and refreshments. Call 304-965-3722.
'Les Miserables' box office open
The box office for the Charleston Light Opera Guild and Clay Center co-presentation of "Les Miserables" is now open. All tickets are $25. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2 and 8-9 and 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
The Animal Planet show "Finding Bigfoot" will be in Fayette County in early November and is currently seeing eyewitnesses with unique stories for its town hall meeting. Email findingbigfoot.westvirgi...@gmail.com for more details.
Applications are being taken for the Andrew and Amy Vaughan Student Symphonic Fellowship. West Virginia instrumental music students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply through the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra by Nov. 15.
Selected fellows will sit alongside WVSO musicians in rehearsals for the second half of the symphonic concert season and will conduct personal research about the music being performed. They will meet guest artists and interact with Maestro Grant Cooper. The program takes place primarily outside school hours from January through May.
Candidates should be serious instrumental music students whose primary instrument is part of a modern symphony orchestra. Applications were mailed to all West Virginia public and private high schools in October and are also available at www.wvsymphony.org/education/ fellowships.
Painted violins auction
The West Virginia Youth Symphony's Painted Violins auction is now open at www.biddingforgood.com/WVYS. Bidding ends at 2:45 p.m. Dec. 15, just before the group's winter concert at the Scottish Rite Temple.
Unsuable instruments -- 11 violins and a cello -- were donated and painted by these local artists: John Auge, Kathy Boland, Helen Chilton, Kathi Whelan Dery, Traci Higginbotham, Roger Lucas, Susan Poffenbarger, Emily Roles, Jennifer and George Snyder, Betti Bland Volkers, Betty Warner and Barbara Marsh Wilson. Auction proceeds will benefit the youth symphony.
Clay Center app and mobile site
The Clay Center has announced its new mobile website and smartphone app. The website includes four segments -- events, museum, performances and information -- where users can look up show times, admission prices, descriptions and more. The app, which can be found by searching "Clay Cener" in the Apple App Store and Android Market, allows users to share information on Facebook, Twitter and through texts as well as get driving directions, schedules and parking information.
Singer inducted into barbershop hall of fameLongtime local barbershop singer Kenneth D. Stevens was inducted into the Johnny Appleseed District of the Barbershop Harmony Society's Hall of Fame on Oct. 19 during the JAD Fall convention and contest in Lima, Ohio. He has also been awarded a Director's Key Man award from the Kanawha Kordsmen (JAD's Greater Kanawha Valley chapter) and was named 2009 Barbershopper of the Year by the ThunderTones (JAD's Huntington Tri-state chapter).