The free December ArtWalk runs 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 14 downtown Charleston galleries. Featured exhibits include photos by Thorney Lieberman at The Art Emporium, glasswork by Ron Hinkle at Visions Day Spa, drawings by Sassa Nibert at Romano & Associates Law Offices and prints, paintings, sculpture and jewelry by Stefani Andrews at Studio 1031.
The Purple Moon holds a holiday party that includes music by Tofujitsu, and the Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery hosts "Windows and Mirrors," a traveling exhibit reflecting on the war in Afghanistan. Visit charlestonartwalk.com for more information and a map of locations.
Christian rock/pop trio BarlowGirl comes to the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, with Rush of Fools in tow. General admission tickets are $19.50. VIP packages are $27 and include a meet-and-greet with the bands plus early admittance to the show. Call 888-695-0888.
Little India open mic
Keyboardist/singer Hal Keshner will perform rock oldies and jazz/blues standards from the 1930s-70s Friday and Saturday at the Little India upstairs lounge, 1604 Washington St. E. During the free sessions from 9 to 11 p.m., he invites locals to sing and/or jam with him. Call 304-720-3616 or email halkmu...@yahoo.com.
Gaither Homecoming Christmas
The Gaither Homecoming Christmas Spectacular stops at Huntington's Big Sandy Superstore Arena at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Martins, The Isaacs, Buddy Greene, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald, The Booth Brothers, Gordon Mote and Kevin Williams also are on the bill. Tickets are $24.50, $34.50 and $72.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.