FestivALL events for Saturday, June 22, 2013
"JOIN THE PARTY: CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF 'MOUNTAIN STAGE": Show memorabilia, glimpses of backstage moments and artwork created by West Virginia artists in celebration of the show's 30th anniversary will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through June 30 at the Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery, 221 1/2 Hale St. A reception will take place at 5 p.m. June 27.
TEEN ART SHOW & SALE: Showcase of Kanawha County teen artists, Charleston Town Center Mall Center Court. New this year is an award for crowd favorite, with voting open through noon and the winner named at 1 p.m.
"MONKEYING AROUND WITH CHARLY JUPITER HAMILTON": A new exhibit by the artist opens at Taylor Books with a reception from noon to 2 p.m. Hamilton speaks at 12:30 p.m. The show is up until the end of the month.
DOWNTOWN PUBLIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOUR: Guides will explain the history behind some of the city's landmarks in this one-hour tour beginning at 1 p.m. at the Lee Street Triangle.
LOCATION PLAYS: Charleston Stage Company's free presentation of the top two 2012 site-specific short plays are at 11 a.m., noon, 2 and 3 p.m. on the third floor of the Kanawha County Public Library.
"CHARLESTON HARMONY: BEST OF THE BEST": This a cappella barbershop concert runs 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Clay Center featuring the Kanawha Kordsmen, Youth in Harmony Chorus, All-Star WV Barbershop Chorus and the international award-winning OC Times from Orange County, Calif. Tickets are $24. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
MUSICWORKS 2013: Free singer-songwriter showcase from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E., hosted by Andy Park. Schedule: Doug and Shelly Harper, 11 a.m.; Mark Beckner, 11:30 a.m.; John Lilly, noon; Julie Adams and Steve Hill, 12:30 p.m.; Sean Richardson, 1 p.m.; Casi Null, 1:30 p.m.; Albert Perrone and Doug Imbrogno, 2 p.m.; Casey Litz, 2:30 p.m.; Marium Bria, 3 p.m.; Jeff Ellis, 3:30 p.m. and Andy Park, 4 p.m. Call 304-346-2871.
WEST SIDE WIENER DOG RACES: Stonewall Jackson Middle School. Registration from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., fetch contest at 12:30 p.m. and costume contest and parade at 1:30 p.m. Races are from 2 to 3 p.m. with awards to follow. BMX celebrity Terry Adams with a flatlander BMX demonstration will take place at 1 p.m. Dog Bless will be there to sign up interested people for fostering dogs. Visit www.charlestonwestsidewienerrace.com.
EAST END GARDEN SHOWCASE: More than 30 local gardens are featured in this self-guided walking tour from dawn to dusk through June 30. Get a tour brochure at Zegeer Hardware, Contemporary Galleries or Bluegrass Kitchen.
SPIRIT OF WEST VIRGINIA CRUISES: Free one-hour cruises begin at Haddad Riverfront Park and go to the 35th Street Bridge and back. They run at 1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m.
WV150 HISTORY & ART PARADE: Visual artists, street performers, historical re-enactors, marching bands and local organizations will parade down Kanawha Boulevard from Court Street to Greenbrier Street beginning at 10 a.m.
SUNRISE CARRIAGE TRAIL FIGHT FOR AIR WALK: In its second year, the Air Walk has expanded to include more artists. From 1 to 4 p.m., walk the 0.65-mile trail and encounter musicians, dancers and artists along the way. This is a benefit for the American Lung Association. Musicians are the Hillside Brass Five, Saudade (viola and guitar), Born Old (old-time music) and the West Virginia Youth Symphony's Aryana Misaghi (flute). Musical Easels, where artists swap canvases in time with live music, take place from 2:15 to 3 p.m., and the JADCO Contemporary Dance Company will present excerpts from the original ballet "Chasing Butterflies" at 1:30, 2:30 and 3 p.m.