W.Va. Symphony fall tour
The West Virginia Symphony will perform several concerts on the road this weekend with soloist Michael Ludwig, concertmaster for the Buffalo (N.Y.) Philharmonic. The program features Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 in B Flat Major (Op. 60) and Violin Concerto in D Major (Op. 61).
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday at West Virginia State University (free limited tickets on a first come, first serve basis. Call 304-766-3196); 7:30 p.m. Friday at Glenville State College (tickets $10, 304-462-6340); 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane (adults $10, children $5, 304-561-3570 or wvsymphony.org) and 3 p.m. Sunday at Davis and Elkins College (adults $15, students and seniors $10, 304-637-1212).
Historic Fayette Theater
The Historic Fayette Theater will stage "The Red Velvet Cake War" at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 5, 6, 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. Oct. 14. The wacky comedy centers on three Southern sisters who challenge their uppity aunt to a bake-off. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and children under 12.
It will hold auditions for "Tiny Tim: A Christmas Carol Revisited" from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Roles are available for eight or nine men, eight women and two children as well as several non-speaking child roles. Production dates are Nov. 23-25 and Nov. 30-Dec.2.
The theater is at 115 S. Court St., Fayetteville. Call 304-574-4655 or visit www.historicfayettetheatre.com.
The traveling electronica music festival GlowFest comes to Mylan Park in Morgantown Friday as part of WVU homecoming week. Beginning at 8 p.m., it features 15 performers on two stages, including local acts. Headliners are Porter Robinson & Zedd, Bingo Players, Krewella and Paper Diamond.
Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the gate. Shuttle service is $7 from the Mountainlair and Towers. Visit www.glowfesttour.com.
'Animal Farm' discussions
The Kanawha County Public Library is hosting several programs tied to the Charleston Stage Company's production of "Animal Farm" Oct. 18-20 and 27-30. First up is a pair of talks: Political Concepts in "Animal Farm" with activist/minister Jim Lewis at 2 p.m. Saturday at the main library, 123 Capitol St., and a discussion about the book for teens and adults led by Carol Campbell at 6 p.m. Monday at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Visit www.kanawhalibrary.org.
No Pants Players
The No Pants Players improv comedy troupe will stage an adults-only performance at the Charleston Moose Lodge, 2805 Kanawha Blvd. E., at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12 and $14. Call 877-467-7689 or visit www.nopantsplayers.com.
"This is Spinal Tap" is the Flashback Film Series selection at Park Place Stadium Cinemas, 600 Washington St. E., this weekend. The 1984 mockumentary about a hapless heavy metal band was named to the National Film Registry in 2002. The registry chooses 25 new films each year to preserve, based on "their historical, cultural and aesthetic significance."
Showtimes are 4 p.m. Sunday and 4 and 7 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $5. Call 304-345-6541 or visit www.ourshowtimes.com.
Judith Avers CD release
Appalachian singer/songwriter Judith Avers will release her eighth album, "God Bless the Brooders," with a 7 p.m. concert Sunday at The Lewis Theater, 113 N. Court St., Lewisburg. Avers is now based in Pittsburg but lived in Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties for several years. Tickets are $10, available at the door. Visit www.judithavers.com.
Comedian Lewis Black brings his "Running on Empty" tour to the WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $39, $44 and $64. Call 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
'Titanic, The Musical'
The Marshall Artist Series brings "Titanic, The Musical" to Huntington's Keith-Albee Theater at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The Tony Award-winning show chronicles the ship's voyage. Tickets are $45, $50 and $58. Call 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Skateboarding championship broadcastCinemark Huntington Mall will live broadcast the "Maloof Money Cup World Skateboarding Championship Event" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The special screening features the World Skateboarding Championship pro street finals from South Africa as well as never-before-seen Money Cup highlights, jaw-dropping tricks and exclusive interviews. Tickets are $17 for adults, $16 for students and seniors and $15 for children. Call 304-733-3984.