Things to do: Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
RICK PERDUE: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.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.
WEST VIRGINIA PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pumpkin Park, Milton. Admission is $7 for adults, children 5 and younger free. Schedule: In the Amphitheater: 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 5:30 p.m., Zappo the Clown; 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Heroes4higher; 10:15 a.m., noon, 2 and 6 p.m., Soundsations. Performing Arts Center: 5 and 7 p.m., The Hit & Run Band (classic rock); 6 and 8 p.m., Silver Eagle Band (country, gospel, classic and soft rock). Call 304-634-5857 or www.wvpumpkinpark.com.
OCTOBER SKY ROCKET BOYS FESTIVAL: 9 a.m., screening of "October Sky," based on the book "Rocket Boys" by Homer Hickam, at Tamarack. Free, but tickets are required, call 1-88-TAMARACK; 7:30 p.m., concert with Johnny Staats and Delivery Boys, the Jeffrey Joe Trio, and Dog and Shelley Parker, Woodrow Wilson Auditorium. Tickets are $15; Actor Chris Owen, who played Quentin in the film, will give a question and answer actors' workshop at 6 p.m. at the Raleigh Playhouse Theater. The screening of the movie will follow at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Call 304-763-7059. Visit wwwrocketboysfestival.com.
HUNTERSVILLE TRADITION DAYS: Huntersville, Pocahontas County. Tour jail, two-room schoolhouse, pony rides, music, demonstrations, Stonewall Jackson portrayal by Doug Riley, and more. Call 800-336-7009 or 304-799-6468.
14TH ANNUAL WEST VIRGINIA FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL: Elk Theater, Sutton. Parties with live music at the Elk Hostel. Film shorts from 6 to 7:45 p.m. and 9:55 to 11:15 p.m. The feature, "Squid Man" will be shown from 8 to 9:35 p.m. Single tickets are $10. Festival passes are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Visit sites.google.com/site/wvfilmmakersfest/home for a complete schedule.
CHARLESTON BOULEVARD ROD RUN & DOO WOP: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Kanawha Boulevard from Capitol Street to Magic Island. Free. Entertainment: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Poker walk through Downtown Village District; 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., Spirit of West Virginia Paddle Boat brown bag lunch cruise; 2 to 3 p.m., Spirit of West Virginia Paddle Boat State Capitol Cruise; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Spirit of West Virginia Paddle Boat Cruise; 7:30 p.m., Concert by Gate and Confederate Railroad (country); 9 p.m., Lighted boat parade. Call 888-436-6967 or visit www.charlestonwvcarshowcom.
15TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR: 6 to 11 p.m., Tickets, $14.99, Camden Park, Huntington. Features 20 rides and attractions, including a haunted house, an evil clown maze, the Day Care of the Living Dead and a haunted train ride. Call 304-429-4321 or visit www.camdenpark.com.