'The Color Purple'
A national touring production of the Broadway musical "The Color Purple" comes to the WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The play, based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, earned 11 Tony Award nominations after it opened on Broadway in December 2005. Tickets are $43 and $54. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
'In the Heights'
The Marshall Artist Series presents a national touring production of the Broadway musical "In the Heights" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Keith Albee Theater in Huntington. The Tony Award-winning show focuses on a community of hard-working immigrants seeking a better life and their place in their new country. Tickets are $45, $50 and $58. Call 304-696-6656 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
The University of Charleston's seventh annual WorldFest begins Wednesday with an International Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ballroom of the Geary Student Union. The expo celebrates the cultures of the school's international students with informational booths, food samples and more.
WorldFest concludes on Thursday, Feb. 23, with the Global Sensations dinner and show at 6 p.m. in the same location. That event features cultural cuisines from several countries and a showcase of worldwide traditions in the form of songs, dances and fashion.
The expo is free. Tickets for the dinner are $10. Contact Audrey Pitonak-Goff at 304-357-4881 or audreypito...@ucwv.edu with questions or to purchase advance tickets.
Benefit for the troops
The St. Albans Moose Lodge, 7101 MacCorkle Ave., will hold Karaoke for the Troops from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is by donation of items for care packages to send to troops overseas or a monetary donation to help cover postage for the packages. Live music will be provided by Corba Dunlap.
For ideas on what items to donate, visit www.give2thetroops.org/items.htm.
Call Dianne Criner, at 304-421-0592.
FOOTMAD jam session
Steve Ballman will lead a free FOOTMAD acoustic old-time-music jam session from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at FireSide Grill, 4170 St. Rt. 34, Teays Valley.
Players of all skill levels are welcome, or just come and listen.
Call 304-415-3668 or visit www.footmad.org.