Admission is $5 for each semifinal and $10 for the finals. Call 304-763-8706 or email wvfin...@yahoo.com.
Opera at the movies
The Metropolitan Opera's live performance of Philip Glass' "Satyagraha" screens live at Cinemark Huntington Mall and Great Escape Nitro at 12:55 p.m. Saturday. Run time for the opera, loosely based on the life of Ghandi, is approximately four hours and 10 minutes.
Tickets at Nitro are $20 for adults and $16 for seniors and children. At Huntington, they are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Call 304-769-0405 (Nitro) or 304-733-3984 (Huntington). A limited number of free passes are available for each theater; call LaRee Naviaux at 304-344-9091.
Charleston Baptist Temple's annual Orglefest begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, 209 Morris St. Ken Cowan will perform works by Mendelssohn, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Wagner, Bach, Schumann and Liszt. The free concert is sponsored by the Kanawha Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Call 304-346-9627.
The free storytelling festival Tellebration! runs 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the theater inside Tamarack. It is part of an international celebration of storytelling; more than 40 states and 15 countries will also hold events this weekend.
Sue Atkinson, Jason Burns, Fred Powers, Susanna Holstein and Jodi French-Burr (who also serves as emcee) will tell Appalachian tales of "humor, heritage, home and heart." Some story topics include life in the Civil War era and working in underground coal mines.
Call French-Burr at 304-575-6496.
Joy to the World tickets on sale
Tickets for Bob Thompson's annual Joy to the World holiday concert are on sale for $25. The guest vocalist for the 8 p.m. Dec. 15 show is Tom Lellis. Tickets are available online at www.mountainstage.musictoday.com, by phone at 434-951-2256 or at Taylor Books. If tickets remain at the door, they are $30. The show often sells out.