In Short: Oct. 10-16, 2013
Live at the Alban
MacDowell County bluegrass singer/songwriter Stacy Grubb, a third-generation member of the Wheeling Jamboree, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. The show is part of the Live at the Alban concert series, which showcases West Virginia musicians.
Tickets are $10. Seating is limited. Call 304-721-8896.
Bob Evans Festival
The annual Bob Evans Farm Festival runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Bob Evans Farm, in Rio Grande, Ohio. It includes contests, crafts, children's activities and live music. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6-18 and free for ages 5 and under. Visit www.bobevans.com/ourfarms.
Arts Resources for the Tri-State will stage the Civil War musical "Shenandoah," based on the 1965 film, the next two weekends at the ARTS Theater (old Huntington High School), 900 8th St., Huntington. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Oct. 18-19 and 3 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 20.
Dinner and show tickets are $25; show only tickets are $10. Call 304-733-2787 or visit www.artstristate.org.
Blennerhassett by candlelight
The annual Blennerhasset Mansion by Candlelight tour takes place Friday and Saturday, departing every half hour between 6 and 8 p.m. from Belpre, Ohio's Civitan Park. Tour the mansion and its grounds, see costumed re-enactors and dancers, listen to period music, hear ghost stories, take a horse-drawn wagon ride and sample homemade apple butter.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $17 for ages 3-13. Reservations are required. Call 304-420-4800 or visit www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com.
Gay Men's Chorale concert
The Charleston Gay Men's Chorale will perform Voices for Equality, a concert with a theme of equal rights for all, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1423 Lee St. E. Selections include "Prayer of the Children," "You Are the New Day," "Imagine" and "Not My Father's Son."
Admission is free, and donations are welcome. Visit www.singwithpride.org.
FOOTMAD opens its 2013-14 season with a concert by Irish fiddler Liz Carroll and guitar accompanist Daithi Sproule at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Culture Center Theater. Carroll is a National Heritage Fellowship Award winner, the first American-born musician to receive Ireland's most significant traditional music prize and the first Irish-American musician nominated for a Grammy.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students and free for children under 13. Tickets for the seven-concert season are $70 for adults and $35 for students.
Call 304- 415-4668 or visit www.footmad.org.
'Santa Claus' auditions
The Alban Arts Center will hold auditions for "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" at 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Roles are available for males and females ages 6 to adult. Bring a prepared monologue or read from the script.
The holiday production, adapted by from L. Frank Baum's book, follows the adventures of a young Claus, learning of his gift for toy making and battling the wicked Awgwas before he became Santa Claus. Performance dates are Dec. 13-15 and 20-22.
Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.
Teen talent show
West V's Got Talent is accepting middle and high school entrants for its Back 2 School Talent Show through Sunday. The show is 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Capitol Center Theater. Email innovativemindinc@gmail or call 256-457-7143.