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Things to do Saturday, March 9, 2013

By Staff reports

Music

CHERYL WHEELER with KENNY WHITE: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $21. Songwriter whose work has been recorded by Garth Brooks, Kenny Loggins, Bette Middler and more. Woody Hawley Series. Clay Center. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.

SPENCER ELLIOTT and SEAN SYNDOR: 7 to 9 p.m. No cover. Progressive acoustic guitar. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

JOHNNY STAATS AND THE DELIVERY BOYS with THE PUTNAM FAMILY: 7 p.m. Advance tickets $7, at the door $10. Benefit for Sissonville Touch of Class show choir. Sissonville High School Auditorium. Call 304-610-5852.

CUMBERLAND RIVER: 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12, children $5. Bluegrass. Mountaineer Opry House, Milton. Call 304-743-5749 or visit www.mountaineeropry.com.

WEST SHORE PIANO TRIO: 7 p.m. Adults $20, students $5. Free for youths under 18 accompanied by an adult. Presented by the Charleston Chamber Music Society. Christ United Methodist Church, Quarrier and Morris Streets. Call 304-344-5389.

Stage/theater

POETRY OUT LOUD: NATIONAL RECITATION CONTEST: 1 p.m. Free. Poetry contest finals. Hosted by actor Chris Sarandon with special performances by West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman, guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Scott Amendola. Culture Center Theater. Call 304-558-0220.

"THE HOBBIT": 2 and 7 p.m. Adults $12, students 4-17 $10. Play based on J.R.R. Tolkein's "The Hobbit." Presented by Children's Theater of Charleston. Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. Call 304-346-0164.

AN EVENING OF DAN KEHDE'S STORIES: 8 p.m. Adults $10, students $6. Playwright Dan Kehde shares his personal stories (some are truer than others) in a storyteller format. WVSU Capitol Theater, 123 Summers St. Call 304-342-5716.

DRAG SHOW: 10 to 11:30 p.m. Free. Featuring: Tammy Why Nott, Rylee Vanderbilt and Madison Monroe. Hosted by Mr. Pride 2011 Michael B and DJ James G. Upstairs lounge at Little India, 1604 Washington St. E. Call 304-720-3616.

NO PANTS PLAYERS: 7 p.m. Adults $10, children 12 and under $8. Improv comedy. Alban Arts Players, 65 Olde Main St. Call 877-IMPROV-9.

SHAUN JONES and NICK CANTONE: 8 and 10:15 p.m. Admission $10. The Comedy Zone, Holiday Inn, 400 Second Ave., South Charleston. Call 304-414-2386 or visit www.comedyzonecharleston.com.

Dance

THE MARCH MADNESS DANCE: 7 to 9 p.m. Cover $6, $5 with canned food donation. Includes The Sinister Battle Zone (dance battle). The Haunted Barn, 426 Beauregard St. Call 304-389-1203.

DANCE: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave. Call 304-949-9692.

SPEAKEASY SINGLES DANCE: 7 to 11 p.m. Members $8, nonmembers $10. Music by DJ Dave Glenn. West Virginia State University, Wilson Student Union. Call 304-925-8024.

DANCE: 6 p.m., The Hansford Center, 500 Washington St., St. Albans. Doors open at 5 p.m. for food sales. Music will be provided by the Mountain Gold Band. Admission is by donation, suggested donation is $3 and up.

Art

"HELEN CHILTON: FRESH": 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. reception, The Art Store, 1013 Bridge Road. Exhibit is on display through March 29. Call 304-345-1038 or visit www.theartstorewv.com.

Kids

MEET-AND-GREET WITH THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE: 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Free. Macy's Court. Charleston Town Center Mall. Call 304-345-9526.

EASTER BUNNY ARRIVAL: Sears Court. Visit 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 304-345-9525 or visit charlestontowncenter.com.

Etc.

"VOLCANOES OF THE DEEP": Noon, 1, 3 and 4 p.m., Clay Center ElectricSky Theater. Tickets, film only: adults $7.50, children $6.50; with gallery and planetarium: adults $14.50, children $12. Call 304-561-3562 or visit claycenter.org.

EARLY-SPRING CROPS WORKSHOP: Free. 10 a.m. to noon, John L. Dickinson Family Homeowner Education and Community Center, 815 Court St. Free. West Virginia University Extension and ReStore Gardening Series. Call Terry St. Germain at 304-720-8733, ext. 3, or email donations@hfhkp.org.


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