Things to do today: Friday, June 7
MOTHER'S NATURE: 6:30 p.m. Free. Classic rock/R&B. Serves as opening ceremony for West Virginia Special Olympics Summer Games. Haddad Riverfront Park. Call 304-348-1417 or visit www.liveontheleveecharleston.com.
MONSTERS OF SOUTHERN ROCK: 7 p.m. Advance tickets $17, day of the show $20. VIP tickets $50. Salvation Army food pantry benefit. Features guitarist and vocalist Mike Estes from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot founding members Greg T. Walker (bass and vocals) and Charlie Hargrett (lead guitar and vocals), Jay Johnson (guitar and vocals), who has performed in both The Rossington Band and Blackfoot, and founding/former member Bruce Crump (drums) of Molly Hatchet. Billy Ray Cyrus longtime pianist Barton Stevens will join the band for the evening, playing the signature piano riffs in Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird, and Call Me The Breeze made famous by the late Billy Powell of Lynyrd Skynyrd.Coalfield Jamboree Theater, Logan. Call 800-965-9324.
SASHA COLETTE: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.
MOUNTAIN THYME: 7 p.m., Prickett's Fort State Park, located off Interstate 79, Exit 139 in Fairmont. The all-women musical ensemble performs multilayered harmony vocals and acoustic melodies. Chairs are provided. Call 304-363-3030 for information.
"FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE": 7:30 p.m., Capital High School Performing Arts Center. Presdented by Capital High School Theater Department. Tickets are $10. Call 304-348-6504, ext. 156.
KEN EVANS: 8 p.m. Admission $10. The Comedy Zone, Holiday Inn, 400 Second Ave., South Charleston. Call 304-414-2386 or visit www.comedyzonecharleston.com.
EXTREME COUNTRY DANCE CLUB: 8 to 10 p.m. (Lessons at 6:30 p.m.) Admission $5. Elk Elementary Center, Mink Shoals exit of Interstate 79. Call 304-949-3973 or 304-549-0910.
GOOD TIME COUNTRY DANCERS: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Cost $5. Line dance and patterned couples dance. Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, 6313 MacCorkle Ave. Call 304-545-6377 or 304-550-7144.
PHOTO EXHIBIT: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Good News Mountaineer Garage, 221 Hale St. "New Deal Photographs of West Virginia 1924-1943," taken by Ben Shahn in 1935 and Marion Post Wolcott in 1938 in Logan and McDowell counties are from a recent book of the same name. Book editor Betty Rivad will be signing copies at the event.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS RUN W/A COP: 6:30 p.m., Kanawha Boulevard at Haddad Park. Registration is $25. Live on the Levee fireworks.
RELAY FOR LIFE: 7 p.m., Sissonville High School Athletic Field. American Cancer Society's "Rock around The Clock to Beat Cancer" event continues through 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration will take place at the gate. Entertainment, food, games and more.
GREAT AMERICAN PETTING ZOO: Noon to 7 p.m., St. Albans Fas Chek. Features llamas, wallabies, African pygmy goats, potbellied pigs, bantam chickens and miniature call ducks. For information or other locations, visit www.greatamericanpettingzoo.com.