FestivALL schedule of events for today
Noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m.: BB Riverboats’ River Queen 1-1/2 hour sightseeing cruises on the Kanawha River. Haddad River Front Park, 600 Kanawha Blvd., East. Cruise tickets: $19 adults, $18 seniors and $11 children 4-11 years (3 and under are free), reserve at www.bbriverboats.com/festivall or purchase at cruise site.
5 to 8 p.m.: Downtown ArtWalk. Includes street performers Qiet, The Snake and the Pot, Mike Waldeck Jr. and Musical Easels at 6:30 p.m.
Compagnia T.P.O. “BLEU!”: Walker Theater, Clay Center. Italy’s Compagnia T.P.O. (Teatro di Piazza o d’Occasione) is the world’s foremost pioneer in interactive performance media for all ages melding astonishing digital imagery with multidisciplinary performance techniques in the use of music, dance, art, sculpture, digital media, computer technology, lighting and sound. In T.P.O.’s journey to the sea, children accompanied by two dancers embark on an adventure of discovery in the world’s oceans, with special emphasis on the Mediterranean Sea — a cradle of nature, culture and myths. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under, children 2 and under are free. For schedule visit www.festivallcharleston.com or call 304-470-0489.
8 p.m.: The Mayor’s Concert featuring Aaron Neville, Clay Center. Tickets: $39 advance, $45 at door, available at Clay Center.
Dawn ‘til Dusk East End Garden Showcase: A showcase of over 30 urban gardens in the beautiful historic East End neighborhood district. Brochures available at Zegeer Hardware, Contemporary Galleries, Bluegrass Kitchen, or any garden along the way (look for the blue yard signs). Includes guided tours and a special celebration, see www.CharlestonEastEnd.com.
Contemporary Youth Arts Company “The Blob.” 8 p.m., Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. A Horror Classic with music, dancing, romance, special effects and 20 new songs from Scarpelli and Kehde. Tickets: $15 adults. $8 students/seniors, available at the WVSU box office.
“Haiku Hall” at Bluegrass Kitchen: Guests can contribute to the “Haiku Hall.” We’ll share some of our favorites online throughout the week.
“A Little Lunch Music”: with Mark Scarpelli and guests, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Center Court, Charleston Town Center. Scarpelli on piano. Rock ballads with singer and guitarist Brandi Good.
FestivALL Street Performers and Artists: Princess (Jude Binder), Stilt Walkers Chally Erb and Elizabeth White, Magician Dewayne Hill, Street Performer Jill Roane, Visual Artist Ian Bode, Flash Mob Dancers and others.
Art-for-ALL Juried Student Art Exhibition: Clay Center lobby. A juried art exhibition for children grades pre-K through 6 in Boone, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam counties. It is open during box office hours at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences.
Musical Easels: 6:30 p.m. Locations: West Side Main Street Wiener Dog Races, Carriage Trail, ArtWalk at the Lee Street Triangle. For 30 minutes, local artists paint or draw the scenery while rotating easels in sync with music of street musicians.
Dizzy Doc’s Amazing Balloon Sculpture: Center Court, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Charleston Town Center.