Things to do today: Friday, May 4
MOMMA COAL: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. No cover. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.
TCHAIKOVSKY 4: 8 p.m. Adults $10 to $62, students $6 to $15. Subscription packages available. Works by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin. Katie Mahan, piano. Clay Center. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.wvsymphony.org.
CHRISTIAN YOUTH CONCERT: 5:30 p.m., Free. Break Free, a free Christian rock conference, takes place this weekend at Lincoln County High School in Hamlin. Music by Luminate, Kimber Rising, 7Eventh Time Down and more.
CYAN MARONEY MEMORIAL CONCERT: 7 p.m., Tamarack. Jazz concert in memory of Cyan Maroney. Performers are Bob Thompson, Lady D, Mi$$ion, John Yurick and the West Virginia Dance Company. There also will be silent and live auctions. Proceeds will be used for a dance endowment at Connecticut College, Maroney's alma mater. Tickets are $25. Call 304-647-1389 or visit rememberingcyan.com.
"THE COLOR PURPLE": 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Musical based on the book by Alice Walker. Presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild. Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. Call 304-343-2287.
"42ND STREET": 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, students $8. Based on the 1933 Busby Berkeley movie about a starry-eyed actress who comes to audition for new musical on Broadway. Capital High School Performing Arts Center. Call 304-348-6500.
"DEAD WHITE MALES": 7:30 p.m. Free. Dark comedy about a rookie teacher's first year in the classroom. Davis Fine Arts Theatre, WVSU. Call 304-766-5110.
"WAITING FOR GODOT": 8 p.m., Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Final weekend. The production of Samuel Beckett's absurdist play stars Adam Bryan and Kevin Pauley. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.
RON FEINGOLD and JOHN BETZ JR.: 8 p.m. Admission $10. The Comedy Zone, Charleston Conference Center Hotel, 400 Second Ave., South Charleston. Call 304-414-2386 or visit www.comedyzonecharleston.com.
COMEDY OPEN MIC: 9 to 11 p.m. Cover $7, with college ID $5. Fifth Quarter, 201 Clendenin St. Call 304-545-4963.
BALLROOM DANCE: 8 to 10:30 p.m. (Lessons at 7 p.m.) Admission $11. 2805 Kanawha Blvd. E. Call 304-552-1456.
EXTREME COUNTRY DANCE CLUB: 8 to 10 p.m. (Lessons at 6 p.m.) Admission $5. Elk Elementary Center, Mink Shoals exit of Interstate 79. Call 304-949-3973 or 304-483-5778.
GOOD TIME COUNTRY DANCERS: 7:30 to 9 p.m. (Lessons at 6:30 p.m.) Cost $5. Line dance and patterned couples dance. Active Sports Complex, 2400 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans. Call 304-545-6377 or 304-524-7611.
YOUTH ART SHOW: The Clay Center hosts a show of Kanawha County students' two- and three-dimensional artwork in media including pencil, pen and ink, paint, photography and sculpture through May 13 in the Mylan Explore-atory Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6 for children. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
FOOTPRINT: 6 p.m. to midnight. (For the weekend) Adults $85. Youth (under 30) $40. Day rates available at the door. Contra dance with Shawn and Avant Gardeners, Gaye and Contrarians. Fayette County Park, Beckwith. Call 304-415-3668.
Etc NEW CLAY CENTER PLANETARIUM SHOW: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Clay Center debuts its original planetarium show, "Jupiter: Planetary Giant." The film lasts about 45 minutes and includes a live, seasonal star talk. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.