In Short: Dec. 5-11, 2013
BrotherSisters CD release
The BrotherSisters (Albert Perrone, Douglas Imbrogno and Marylin McKeown) will release their new CD, "You Can't Be Lost," with a free concert from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Third Eye Cabaret at The Cellar, 8 Capitol St. Mark McGuire opens the show, and Mark Bates closes it. Call 304-932-5198 or visit www.facebook.com/thirdeyecabaret.
Gavin DeGraw tickets
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for a March 30 concert by Gavin DeGraw with Parachute and Rozzi Crane at the WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown. They are $31.75 and $57.75. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Heart and Hand benefit
Don Gibson & The Velevetones will hold their second annual benefit concert for the Heart and Hand food pantry from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the LaBelle Theater, 311 D St., South Charleston. Admission is six non-perishable food items. Call 304-744-6741.
Dunbar Christmas parade
The City of Dunbar's Christmas Parade steps off at 7 p.m. Friday at the Dunbar Toll Bridge. It proceeds up 10th Street to Dunbar Avenue, then west to 16th Street and south to Myers Avenue, where it ends at City Hall. Immediately following the parade is a tree lighting celebration with music and more. Call 304-766-0220.
Gabehart CD release
Bluegrass couple Jim & Valerie Gabehart will have a CD release concert for their new CD, "I was Raised in a Railroad Town," at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Barnyard BBQ, 1101 Hospital Dr., Teays Valley. The show will feature all the music from the album as well as several guest performers.
Admission is free. Call 304-824-7748 or visit www.jimandvaleriegabehart.com.Miners' tribute concert
Bruno's, 222 Leon Sullivan Way, presents "Music from the Mountains: A Tribute Concert for the WV Miners" at 9 p.m. Friday. It features music by The Carpenter Ants, Kate Long, Greg Wegmann and Alan Griffith.
Admission is $10, benefiting the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. Call 304 342-3185.
The Alban Arts Center will hold auditions for "Dracula" at its building, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans, at 11 a.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Roles are available for six men ages 20-60 and two women ages 20-40. Scripts will be available.
Performance dates are Feb. 14-16 and 21-23. For more information, including a character list, visit www.albanartscenter.com. Call 304-721-8896 with questions.
Charleston Christmas parade
Charleston's annual Christmas Parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at Court and Washington streets. It continues on Court to Virginia Street, then east on Virginia to Capitol Street and north on Capitol to Washington Street. Call 304-344-5075.
Live at The Alban
Live at The Alban presents a special Christmas benefit show with Matt Poff and Friends at 3 p.m. Saturday at The Alban Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. It follows the city's Christmas parade, which starts at 1 p.m. and runs along 6th Avenue to Main Street.
Admission is $10, a nonperishable food item or a new, unwrapped toy. Donations benefit Toys for Tots and Christ's Kitchen. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.
Chuck Biel will host an ambient music showcase at 8 p.m. Saturday at the WVSU Economic Development Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W. The free event features John Marshall and Dave Roberts, followed by Chuck Biel's "Duende" as well as artwork by Mark Wolfe and Nik Botkin. Call 304-720-1401.
Charleston Civic Chorus
The Charleston Civic Chorus will perform its free winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Charleston Baptist Temple, 209 Morris St. The program includes Bach's "Psalm 117" and Daniel Pinkham's "Christmas Cantata," accompanied by a Mountain State Brass Band quartet, as well as seasonal works by Eleanor Daley, Craig Courtney, Howard Helvey, Dan Forrest, Ola Gjeilo and Carl F. Mueller.
A special event showing of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" from London's West End shows on the big screen at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Regal Nitro Stadium 12. It was pre-recorded at the Gielgud Theatre and also features an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience with cast and crew, plus a special celebrity featurette exploring Coward's allure.
Tickets are $15. Call 304-769-0405 or visit www.regmovies.com.