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Things to do Saturday, March 23, 2013

By Staff reports

Music

BEN WILLIAMS AND SOUND EFFECT: 8 p.m. Tickets $25. Clay Center. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.

JEFFREY THOMASSON: 7 p.m. Free. Acoustic ambiance. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 346-2871.

JIM SNYDER and MARCEL LAZARE: 7:30 p.m. Free. Acoustic guitar and percussion. Bridge Road Bistro, 915 Bridge Road. Call 304-720-3500.

MANNA MEAL BENEFIT: 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Music by Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus and Bare Bones. Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, 1009 Virginia St. E. Visit www.mannameal.com or call 304-345-7121.

DOYLE LAWSON AND QUICKSILVER: 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, children $5. Bluegrass. Mountaineer Opry House, Milton. Call 304-743-5749 or visit www.mountaineeropry.com.

SPENCER ELLIOTT: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Percussive fingerstyle guitar. With guests Diu Viam. Call 304-342-1461 or www.taylorbooks.com.

Stage/theater

"WESTERN CIV": 8 p.m. Adults $10. Students and seniors $6. Play about the loss of innocence in the 1960s generation. Presented by the Contemporary Youth Arts Company. WVSU Capitol Theater, 123 Summers St. Call 304-342-6522.

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.

JULIE SCOGGINS AND ROY HABER: 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.

MANNA MEAL BENEFIT CONCERT: 7 p.m., Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, 1009 Virginia St. E. The sixth annual spring benefit concert for Manna Meal. The Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus and a cappella trio Bare Bones will perform. A reception follows. Admission is free, though donations will be collected to help the soup kitchen. Visit www.mannameal.com or call 304-345-7121.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER: 6 p.m., Chief Logan State Park. In Cahoots Players' production of "Murder Among the Meringues" in the park lodge. In the interactive play by Fayetteville storyteller/actress Karen Vuranch, guests will try to solve the murder of singer Gigi Sharp. Dinner entrees include Parmesan chicken and spaghetti, meatloaf and rotisserie chicken. Dessert, of course, is meringue pie. The price is $68.98 with overnight packages available. Reservations are required. Call 304-855-6100.

Dance

"PARTNERS AND PAIRS": 7:30 p.m. Adults $20, at the door $25. Students and seniors $15, at the door $20. Mixed-bill performance featuring "Square Dance" and pas de deux Diana and Actaeon and the Spanish-flavored Majismo to music of Massenet. Presented by Charleston Ballet. Charleston Civic Center Theater. Call 304-342-6541.

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

Etc.

EASTER CARNIVAL: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. State Capitol north side. Hosted by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and first lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin. Features games, food, inflatables, face painting, photos with the Easter Bunny, door prizes at noon. Call 304-558-2000.

CLAY CENTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA: noon to 4 p.m. Clay Center. Family Fun Day activities include egg toss at 12:30 p.m.; egg relay race at 2:30 p.m.; Easter Bunny appearance at noon, 2 and 4 p.m.; egg hunts at 1 and 3 p.m. for ages 6 and under; egg hunts for ages 7-12 are 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.; "egg-citing" science demonstrations at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.; bunny ears craft from noon to 4 p.m. and egg decorating. $1 for two eggs; supplies are limited. Other than the egg decorating, all activities are included in the Clay Center admission of $7.50 for adults and $6 for children. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.

"SPRING CAREENING": 6 p.m. Adults $10, children $5. Heart of Appalachia Roller Derby vs. Jewel City Rollergirls. Madison Civic Center, Madison. Call 304-925-4939.

3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. North Charleston Community Center. Free to the public. Tournament is for ages 9-13 and 14-17. Sponsored by the Charleston Parks and Recreation Department. For information, contact Amanda Q. Thompson at 304-348-6884 or e-mail at Amanda.thompson@cityofcharleston.org.

MUSICAL THEATER AUDITIONS: 2 p.m. Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. The Contemporary Youth Arts Company will hold auditions for the new Scarpelli-Kehde musical drama "Holly Grove." Set in the Cabin Creek tent colony during the 1912-13 Mine Wars, the drama commemorates those who fought and died for better wages and working conditions. A large cast of singers and actors, primarily age 12 and older, is required along with a small group of younger actors to play schoolchildren. A short prepared musical selection is suggested but not required. Performance dates are June 20-23 and 27-29. Call 304-342-5716.

FAMILY HIKE: 10:30 a.m. Alice Knight Memorial Trail, Coonskin Park. Sponsored by Charleston Montessori School, the hike is the third of 10 in the school's spring hike series "Life's a Hike, One Trail at a Time."

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION'S FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB: 8 a.m. to noon. Joan C. Edwards Stadium, 2001 Third Ave., Huntington. Participants climb up and down the stairs of the stadium to raise awareness for the 35 million Americans who suffer from lung disease. Registration is $25 and participants are asked to raise $100. Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association.


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