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Things to do Friday, Aug. 16, 2013

Music

EDWIN MCCAIN with CHAZ HUMLEY AND THE EFFECTS: 6:30 p.m. Free. Pop rock and blues. Part of Sportsfest and WV Games weekend. Haddad Riverfront Park. Call 304-348-1417 or visit www.liveontheleveecharleston.com.

JOHN LILLY: 7 p.m. Tickets $10. Singer/songwriter. Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St. St. Albans. Call 304-721-8896.

THE COUNTRY SWINGERS (KENNY & BECKY): 7 to 10 p.m. Cover $5. Country. Elk River Community Center, 1047 Main St., Elkview. Call 304-965-3722.

LITTLE SPARROW: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Acoustic. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.

Stage/Theater

KIER AND JOHN FLOYD: 8 p.m. Admission $10. The Comedy Zone, Holiday Inn, 400 Second Ave., South Charleston. Call 304-414-2386 or visit www.comedyzonecharleston.com.

"LET HIM SLEEP UNTIL IT'S TIME FOR HIS FUNERAL: 7 p.m. Love offering. Two-act comedy about depressed husband and his wife's plans for a birthday funeral. Aldersgate Community Center, Sissonville. Call 304-984-1164.

"HARRY (IN BLACK AND WHITE)": 8 p.m. Adults $10, students $6. Dark comedy by Dan Kehde about a grieving family enduring the loss of a loved one and the pain of discovering dark family secrets. Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. Call 304-342-6522.

Dance

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.

Art

"POSITIONS OF POWER, LAND VIEW": Clay Center. Gallery admission is $7.50 for adults and $6 for children. See artist Ethan Murrow work from 1to 5 p.m. For more details, see the Aug. 18 Sunday Gazette-Mail's story in the Life & Style section. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.

ARTS SOCIAL: 6 to 8 p.m., River City Youth Ballet, 4110 McCorkle Ave. S.E. The Arts Council of Kanawha Valley will hold its first Arts Social. The free event is a way for people in the arts community to meet, mingle and collaborate with other like-minded individuals. Beverages and snacks provided. Call 304-807-ARTS or visit www.artskv.org.

Fairs/festivals

UPPER KANAWHA VALLEY HOMECOMING FESTIVAL 2013: Riverside High School grounds at Quincy. Local bands will perform. There will be carnival rides, a fishing attraction for the children, food and craft vendors. 

SOUTH CHARLESTON SUMMERFEST: Around the Mound, downtown South Charleston. Entertainment: 6 to 8 p.m., The Esquires; 8 to 10:30 p.m., Liverpool Legends; and 8:45 p.m. Dance Contest. All activities are free. Call 304-746-5552.

STATE FAIR OF W.Va.: Gates open at 7 a.m. Gate admission is $10 for adults, $8 for kids, ages 6-12 and free for children 5 years and under. Concert: 8 p.m., Theory of A Deadman. For a complete lineup, check today's Gazette or visit www.statefairofwestvirginia2013.sched.org.

Karaoke/DJs

BAD TO THE BONE KARAOKE: 7 p.m. Cover $2. Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road. Call 304-345-0021.


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