RIVER ARTS SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Showing and sale of local artists including Charles Jupiter Hamilton, Jan Griffin and others. Unitarian Universalist Convention, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W. Call 304-345-5042.
WINTER ART GALA: 4 to 9 p.m., Little India Upstairs Lounge, 1604 Washington St. E. The Nomadic Tribes Collective will present a winter art gala. The event is free, with a cash bar. Call 304-720-3616.
DANCE: 6 p.m. Admission by donation. Music by The Brown Sisters and The Roadrunner Band. Christmas sweater or sweatshirt contest. Hansford Center, 500 Washington St., St. Albans. Call 304-722-4621.
DANCE: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Music by Buck Matheny's Classic Country. Country. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave. Call 304-949-9692.
SPEAKEASY SINGLES: 7 to 11 p.m. Members $8, nonmembers $10. Winter Wonderland/holiday theme. Snacks included; drinks $1. West Virginia State University Wilson Student Union, Institute. Call 304-757-0163 or 304-755-8444 or visit www.speakeasysingles.com.
"THE BUSINESS OF FILM": 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Workshop by West Virginia Film Office. WVSU Economic Development Center, West Virginia State University. Call 304-720-1401.
NITRO CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL, CRAFT FAIR AND PARADE: Noon to 5 p.m. for the Christmas carnival and craft fair. Christmas parade begins at 6 p.m. Activities include face painting, crafts, games, pictures and lunch with Santa. A toy drive will be held. Bring a new, unwrapped toy donation for infants, toddlers, kids or teens. Call Kelly Pruett at 304-932-2300 or 304-721-9800 or email nitrowv.c...@gmail.com.
SOUTH CHARLESTON CHRISTMAS PARADE: Noon. Free. Begins at Oakes Field, travels along D Street. Christmas party after parade at LaBelle Theater. Call 304-746-5552.
ELK THEATRE BENEFIT: 8 to 11 a.m., Town Square Café & Restaurant, 400 Fourth St., Sutton. Three pancakes, sausage links and hot chocolate will sell for $5.99 ($3.99 for child size). Patrons who attend will receive a free ticket to a private showing of "A Christmas Story" at noon Dec. 22. Proceeds will be used to purchase a digital projector for Elk Theatre. A breakfast will also take place Dec. 15. Donations can be made at the Bank of Gassaway's Flatwoods Branch or made with PayPal on the theater website at www.elktheatre.com. For more on the breakfasts, call the restaurant at 304-750-2086.