Clay Center fundraiser
Friends of the Clay Center hosts Backyard Bluegrass: Mandolins and Mason Jars at 8 p.m. Friday in the Clay Center sculpture garden. The event for ages 21 and up features music by The Fort Hillbillies, Southern-style snacks by Embassy Suites and white whiskey drinks by Smooth Ambler Spirits.
Tickets are $35 for Friends members and $45 for nonmembers. Call 304-561-3521 to join Friends of the Clay Center and get a special discount code.
Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
Saints and Sinners comedy
The Saints and Sinners Comedy Tour, starring Matthew Lumpkin and Patrick Jolle, comes to the Comedy Zone at 8 p.m. Friday and 8 and 10:15 p.m. Saturday. The show mixes Lumpkin's workingman humor with Jolle's eccentric, ego-boosted comedy.
Tickets are $10. The club is located in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Charleston West, 400 Second Ave., South Charleston. Call 304-414-2386 or visit www.comedyzonecharleston.com. For more on the show, visit www.saintsandsinnerscomedy.com.
State Museum family activities
The West Virginia State Museum will hold a day of family activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Special activities are Classroom Jeopardy and a treasure hunt.
Sign up for Jeopardy at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 2 p.m.; the hour-long game can fit three teams per session. Among the treasure hunt items are a basketball signed by Jerry West and an antique Ouija board. All visitors receive a commemorative token featuring a black bear.
The museum is in the Culture Center. Contact Nancy Herholdt at 304-558-0220, ext. 175 or Nancy.P.Herho...@wv.gov.
'Greater Tuna' auditions
The Alban Arts Center will hold auditions for "Greater Tuna" from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The wacky comedy, a send-up of small-town morals and mores, has roles available for two males, who will play 20 roles between them.
Show dates are Oct 19-21 and 26-28. Auditions are held at the theater, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com
Roller derby bout
The Chemical Valley Rollergirls will battle the Mother State Roller Derby of Richmond, Va., in "Too Kruel for School" at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Civic Center North Hall. Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets are $5 for children ages 2-12 and free for children under 2. Get them at the Civic Center box office or through Ticketmaster. Visit www.chemicalvalleyrollergirls.com.
Colesmouth Concert Series