'Hairspray' at WVSU
Students in the music and communications departments at West Virginia State University will stage "Hairspray" at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday at the school's Davis Fine Arts Theater. Directed by Susan Marrash-Minnerly, it's the first musical to be staged at the school in 30 years. Tickets are $10. Visit www.wvstateu.edu.
Carrie Underwood tickets
Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" Tour stops at the Charleston Civic Center on May 8, with opener Hunter Hayes. Tickets are $43.50, $53.50 and $63.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
A pre-sale runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, with the password "CARRIE." This is merely a chance to purchase tickets early, not a discount offer.
Tickets are available at the Civic Center box office, select Walmart locations and at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W., will screen "The Sea Inside" for free at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The PG-13 true-life drama stars Javier Bardem as a quadriplegic who fought a 30-year-campaign for the right to end his own life. It is in Spanish, with English subtitles. Call 304-345-5042 or visit www.uucharlestonwv.org.