Things to do today: Friday, August 8
MARSHALL PETTY & THE GROOVE: 5 to 8 p.m. Free. 5 Corners Cafe, corner of Delaware Avenue and Virginia Street. Call 304-205-7817.
RAY SAMPLES AND DUSTIN MCCRAY: 9 p.m. Free. Bruno’s, 222 Leon Sullivan Way. Call 304-720-7295.
COUNTRY FRIED with STEPHANIE SPINKS: 7 to 10 p.m. Cover $5. Elk River Community Center, 1047 Main St., Elkview. Call 304-965-3722.
THE HYBRID SOUL PROJECT and MARK CLINE BATES: 6:30 p.m. Free. Funk/soul/R&B and country. Live on the Levee. Headliner performs 45-minute sets at 7:45 and 8:45 p.m. Haddad Riverfront Park. Call 304-348-8014 or visit www.liveontheleveecharleston.com.
ANDY PARK: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.
“THE WEDDING SINGER”: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Musical based on the Adam Sandler comedy. Presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild. Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. Call 304-343-2287 or www.charlestonlightoperaguild.com.
“JOSEPH, MOTHER OF JESUS,”: 8 p.m., Capitol Theater, 123 Summers St. The Contemporary Youth Arts Company presents the latest Dan Kehde play, which is a comedy/drama about a teenage boy’s challenge to bring salvation to a misguided world. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for seniors and students, available at the door. Call 304-342-6522.
WEST VIRGINIA STATE FAIR: Gates open at 8 a.m., West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Gate admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Entertainment: Little Big Town. See complete schedule in today’s Gazette.
PINCH REUNION: 6 p.m. Free. Annual Pinch Community festival. Children’s pageant and music from The Earl of Elkview, Scott Straight, Steve Clever, and the Molly Moochers. Pinch Reunion Grounds, Pinch. Call 304-541-9026.