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Things to do: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Music

"JOY TO THE WORLD": 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $10 to $20. Annual holiday show with the Bob Thompson Unit, on the road, with featured vocalist Heather Masse. Myles Center for the Arts/Harper-McNeeley Auditorium, Davis & Elkins College, Elkins. Call 304-637-1900.

KANAWHA VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND: 7 p.m. concert, LaBelle Theater, South Charleston.

LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY, JR. AND FRIENDS CLASSIC CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m. Tickets $10 with toy donation for Friends and Families For Coal. Features performances by Glenn Leonard from The Temptations, Joe Coleman of The Platters, Ron McPatter from The Drifters. Madison Civic Center, 261 Washington Ave., Madison. Call 304-369-4647.

COUNTRY FRIED AND STEPHANY SPINKS: 7 to 10 p.m. Cover $5. Elk River Community Center, 1047 Main St., Elkview. Call 304-965-3722.

MARSHALL PETTY AND THE GROOVE with CLAY NORRIS and WARREN POPE: 6 to 8 p.m. Free. The Empty Glass Café, 410 Elizabeth St. Call 304-345-3914 or visit www.emptyglass.com.

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

"THE NUTCRACKER": 7:30 p.m. Tickets $27.50, $33.50, $47.50. Presented by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Clay Center. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.

Stage/Theater

"CHRISTMAS IN THE LAND OF OZ": 7 p.m. Adults $12. Students $10. Presented by Children's Theater of Charleston. Charleston Civic Center little theater. Call 304-610-5729.

"THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS": 8 p.m. Adults $15. Students and Children under 12 $10. Whimsical holiday production based on the book by Wizard of Oz author, Frank L. Baum. About an orphaned baby raised by fairies who becomes Santa. Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Call 304-721-8896.

Dance

"THE NUTCRACKER":7:30 p.m. Adults $24. Children under 12 $12. Charleston Ballet with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra with guests, including Olivier Wecxsteen, former principal dancer with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and Boston Ballet. Clay Center. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.

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.

Open Mic

RON SOWELL'S OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m. Adults $5. Performers, Seniors and Kids $2. Unity of Kanawha Vlley, 804 Myrtle Road. Call 304-345-0021.

Etc

MADRIGAL DINNER: 6 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 1105 Quarrier St. Tickets: $25. Dinner is Middle English tradition that includes music and a comic presentation, traditionally held during the 12 days of Christmas. Call 304-346-0359.

"A VERY MERRY NIGHTMARE" DINNER: 7 p.m. Adults $8. Seniors, students and children under 18, $5. Spaghetti dinner with music and scenes from "A Nightmare Before Christmas" Kanawha Players Theater, 309 Beauregard St., Call 304-343-7529. 

DUNBAR CHRISTMAS PARADE: The City of Dunbar's Christmas Parade, canceled due to weather, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. It steps off at the Dunbar Toll Bridge, proceeds up 10th Street to Dunbar Avenue, then west to 16th Street and south to Myers Avenue, where it ends at City Hall. Call 304-766-0220. LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY JR. BOOK AND CD SIGNING: 2 to 3 p.m., Danville Little General, 30 Ramsey Road, Danville. Visit landaumurphyjr.com.


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