Things to do Saturday, June 23, 2012
DUSTIN McCRAY: 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Free. Bridge Road Bistro, 915 Bridge Road. Call 304-720-3500.
BLUES DU JOUR featuring JULIE ADAMS: 9 to 11:30 p.m. Free. Capitol Roasters Cafe, 160 Summers St. Call 304-720-7375.
DRUM CIRCLE: 6 p.m. Free. Instruments may be available, or bring your own. Davis Park. Call 304-881-7037.
EDDIE DEAN STEELE WATER COUNTRY BAND: 7 p.m. Adults $8, children $3. Kanawha Valley Jamboree, 8902 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. Call 304-206-2011.
RITCHY COLLINS THREE-O: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.
WINE & ALL THAT JAZZ: 2 to 10 p.m. Advance tickets $18, at gate $20. Performers are Red Baarat, Christian McBride & Inside Straight, the Bob Thompson Unit, Dugan Carter and the Steve Himes Connection. University of Charleston riverfront lawn. Visit www.festivallcharleston.com.
"NEXT TO NORMAL": 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera about a family dealing with mental illness. Presented by Charleston Light Opera Guild. Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. Call 304-343-2287 or visit www.charlestonlightoperaguild.org.
"NORMAN ROCKWELL'S AMERICAN PARADISE": 8 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.
"PROOF": 8 p.m. Adults $15, students and seniors $10. A troubled young woman deals with romance, the discovery of a mysterious notebook and the fear of madness. This show contains strong language. Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.
LOCATION PLAYS: 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Free. The two winners of Charleston Stage Company's annual site-specific play contest are performed. They are approximately 10 minutes each. Kanawha County Public Library third-floor children's section, 123 Capitol St. Visit www.charlestonstagecompany.com.
CHILDREN'S ART FAIR: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kids' art activities and family-friendly music and stage performances. Also includes the KCPL street fair. Capitol Street at Kanawha County Public Library. Visit www.festivallcharleston.com.
CAPITOL STREET ART FAIR: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sixty new and returning artisans sell and display everything from paintings, pottery and photography to jewelry, metal flowers and kaleidoscopes in this juried fine arts and crafts fair. Situated on Capitol Street from Quarrier Street to Washington Street East. For a list of vendors and their locations, visit www.festivallcharleston.com.
DANCE IN DAVIS PARK: 1 and 5 p.m. Free. Carli Marneck and friends dance "Chagall's Village Goes to Town," inspired by the artist's works. Music by Brown Chicken Brown Cow. Davis Park. Visit www.festivallcharleston.com.
DANCE: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Music by Bill Wymer and Eddy Shabdue. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave. Call 304-949-9692.
FESTIVALL 2012: Various locations throughout the city. For a complete list, see the gazz section of Thursday's Gazette, or visit www.festivallcharleston.com.
MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. Daily tickets $40 advance, $45 at gate, children 7-13 $15, children 6 and under free. Four-day tickets $120 advance, $140 at gate; three-day tickets $110 advance, $130 at gate. Music by Raymond Fairchild and The Maggie Valley Boys, The Gary Waldrep Band, Dailey and Vincent and more. Summersville Music Park, Summersville. Call 706-864-7203.
COAL FESTIVAL: Starting at noon, downtown Madison. It features a carnival, coal heritage museum tours, mine equipment displays, a parade at noon and fireworks. Featured performers are Hogan's Goat at 6:30 p.m. and The Reflections at 9:30 p.m. Call 304-369-9118 or visit www.wvcoalmuseum.org.
OAK HILL CULTURAL FESTIVAL: The 21st annual Southern Appalachian Labor School Workers' Solidarity Cultural Festival begins at 1 p.m. at Historic Oak Hill School, 140 School St. The free event includes music by Billy Payne, Steven Walker and more. There will be a flea market, cruise-in car show, face painting and children's activities. Call 304-465-4246 or 304-779-2772.
CYAC AUDITIONS: 1 p.m., Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. The Contemporary Youth Arts Company will hold auditions for the Dan Kehde play "Good Night, Grovers Corners." Roles are available for three men and four women ages 16-22. Script excerpts will be provided for auditions. The play is about young people dealing with their own mortality, the death of a beloved friend and the futility of life. It contains adult language and situations. Performance dates are Aug. 2-4 and Aug. 9-11. Call 304-342-5716.