Things to do Sunday, June 17, 2012
DRUM CIRCLE: 5:30 p.m. Free. Some instruments may be available, but it's advised to bring your own. Magic Island (Rain location is Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd.) Call 304-881-7037.
ORGAN RECITAL: 7 p.m. Free. West Virginia native Scott Hayes performs. Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, 5320 Frontier Drive. Call 304-776-3081 or visit www.crosslanesumc.com.
MIKE PUSHKIN: 10 p.m. Cover $5. The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St. Call 304-345-3914 or visit www.emptyglass.com.
BRUCE ADOLPHE, THE PIANO PUZZLER: 4 p.m. Tickets $25. From Public Radio's "Performance Today." Popular songs composed in the style of classical music. Sponsored by the Charleston Chamber Music Society. Christ Church United Methodist, 1221 Quarrier St. Call 304-344-5389.
"NEXT TO NORMAL": 5 p.m. Tickets $20. Pulitzer Prize winning rock opera about a family dealing with mental illness. Presented by Charleston Light Opera Guild. Following the play, Dr. Timothy Harper will lead panel discussion about issues discussed in it. Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. Call 304-343-2287 or visit www.charlestonlightoperaguild.org.
"NORMAN ROCKWELL'S AMERICAN PARADISE": 2 p.m. Adults $10, students and seniors $6. Words by Dan Kehde and music by Mark Scarpelli based on works by Norman Rockwell. Presented by the Contemporary Youth Arts Company. Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. Call 304-342-6522.
"OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET": 2 and 8 p.m. Adults $16, students and children $10. A dark comedy centered on the theft of the body of a beloved nun. Adult language and situations; parental discretion advised. Presented by Kanawha Players. Kanawha Players Theater, 309 Beauregard St. Call 304-343-7529 or visit www.kanawhaplayers.org.
"STEPPING OUT": 2 p.m., Huntington's Arts Resources for the Tri-State presents Richard Harris' "Stepping Out" this weekend and next at its building, 900 Eighth St. (the old Huntington High School). The play is billed as "sheer comic tap-dance therapy."
OPEN MIC: 7 p.m. to midnight. Free. Crumbpecker's Bar, 107 West Main St., St. Albans. Call 304-727-7200.
OPEN MIC: 9 p.m. to midnight. Free. Little India upstairs lounge, 1604 Washington St. E. Call 304-720-3616.
OPEN MIC: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Cash prize $25. Hosted by Steve Clever. The Charleston Cellar, 8 Capitol St. Call 304-343-5136.
FestivALL 2012: Numerous activities held throughout Charleston. Music, art, shows, performances, food and more. For information, see the gazz section in Thursday's edition of The Charleston Gazette.
CLAY CENTER SUMMER FUN DAY: Noon to 5 p.m. Free. See the gallery exhibits, watch a giant screen film and planetarium show. Plus an instrument petting zoo, dance and improv comedy performances, live music and face painting. Clay Center. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
WEST SIDE ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Noon to 5 p.m. Free. Ice cream, live music, clowns, face painting, crafts, street performers and contests including ice cream and hot dog eating, golf putting, horseshoe pitching and pingpong. Stonewall Jackson Middle School lawn, 700 Washington St. W. Visit www.festivallcharleston.com.
TASTE-OF-ALL CHARLESTON: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free, but tickets must be purchased (in 50 cent increments) to sample food. Charleston Civic Center. Visit www.festivallcharleston.com.
KANAWHA TRAIL CLUB HIKE: will sponsor a West Virginia Day Hike Sunday in Kanawha State Forest. Carpool at 1 p.m. from Ohio and Randolph streets. Regroup at swimming pool parking area. Hike on Snipe and Shrewsberry Trails. The hike is approximately 2 miles on a moderate trail. Return to parking lot for a 3 p.m. West Virginia Day concert. Bring a lawn chair.
RJ HADDY WORKSHOP: 1 to 3:30 p.m., Macy's Court, Charleston Town Center. "Face Off" finalist RJ Haddy will demonstrate special effects and makeup artistry.