Capitol Theatre Presents ‘Of Devils and Men’
West Virginia-based playwright and director Lawrence Burgess is back with a new courtroom drama mixed with a hint of the supernatural. In 2021 West Virginia, the death penalty has been enacted into law. Twelve jurors (one is the devil) must decide the fate of the accused, with great new consequences from their decision. One of them has a secret... .......and the end has come! Friday, October 19 at 8pm Saturday, October 20 at 8pm Sunday, October 21 at 3pm Friday, October 26 at 8pm Saturday, October 27 at 8pm Sunday, October 28 at 3pm Wednesday, October 31 at 7pm Admission: $15 general admission; $10 Sundays
Mountain Stage: Livingston Taylor
Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. Livingston recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—and from upbeat storytelling and touching ballads to full orchestra performances. Advance Tickets: $20; Mountain Stage Members: $15; Day of Show: $30; All Tickets General Admission
BB Riverboats Kanawha River Sightseeing Cruise
BB Riverboats is bringing our largest paddlewheel boat, The Belle of Cincinnati, to Haddad Riverfront Park. Our unique venue will provide a Sightseeing Cruise from 3pm-5pm, while sailing through downtown Charleston on the mighty Kanawha River. Enjoy the scenery as we travel both North and South of Haddad Riverfront Park. Capture the entire beauty of South and North Charleston from the Kanawha River. Snack bar and bar available onboard. Please call reservations to reserve your tickets today, 859-261-8500. Sightseer: $23 Adult, Kids $17
Thomas Rhett Life Changes Tour
THOMAS RHETT Thomas Rhett scored his first No. one hit in 2013 with “It Goes Like This," introducing a sound that mixed the southern swagger of county music with pop hooks, R&B grooves, soulful strut, and the anything-goes attitude of rock. WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BRETT YOUNG and MIDLAND Brett Charles Young is an American country pop singer and songwriter. Brett is currently touring with his band which includes lead guitarist Sam Davis, drummer Billy Hawn, guitarist Matt Ferranti, and bass guitarist Noah Needleman. Midland is an American country music group formed in 2016 in Dripping Springs, Texas, consisting of Mark Wystrach (lead vocals), Cameron Duddy (bass guitar, background vocals), and Jess Carson (lead guitar, background vocals). In addition to their roles in the band, Wystrach is an actor and model, and Duddy is a music video director. The band has released one studio album, On the Rocks, which has accounted for three charted singles on the Billboard country music charts: "Drinkin' Problem", "Make a Little" and "Burn Out". The band's musical style can be defined as neotraditionalist country.
Mountain Stage featuring BKO Quintet
BKO Quintet’s music is born from a meeting between five established artists. This gathering provides a journey into the heart of the contemporary Mali. BKO is a power quintet from BAMAKO Associating the guitar of griots with the lute of Bambara hunters had never been undertaken before in the Malian music universe. It is indeed two opposite worlds that BKO have decided to bring up together in order to develop a resolutely urban music style rooted in secular tradition.
Capital City Challenge Triathlon – Run, Row, Ride
Welcome to the Capital City Challenge! The race consists of a 4.2 mile run, a 4.2 mile row, and a 16.8 mile bike ride all along the banks of the Kanawha River. Individuals and groups of two or three are all encouraged to participate. This unique yet competitive event is designed for competitors of all fitness and skill levels. This family-friendly challenge features music, kids' activities, and great door prizes. Solo and team entries are welcome. THE COURSE The order of the race is RUN (4.2 miles from Magic Island to Daniel Boone Park); ROW (4.2 miles from Daniel Boone Park to Magic Island); RIDE (16.8 miles all on paved roads - a 3 loop course from Magic Island to Veazey Street and back to Magic Island - then repeat). The Start-Finish is at Magic Island which is next to the I-64 bridge along the Kanawha River.
American Idol Auditions
Think you have the talent to be an American Idol? The popular TV show makes a stop in Charleston to audition hundreds for a shot at stardom.
Charleston Distance Run
Join us for America's only 15-mile race!! This is a scenic but challenging course, starting at our majestic State Capitol, and taking you throughout Charleston!
Statue Unveiling in Honor of Katherine Johnson
Join West Virginia State University as it honors distinguished NASA mathematician and alumna Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson with the erection of a bronze statue of her on campus! Katherine Johnson's story came to national attention with the book and movie "Hidden Figures." The statue will be unveiled during a ceremony on August 25, 2018 at 11:00 am, in the plaza adjacent to the quad.
Pro Watercross returns to Charleston in 2018. Events will include the Watercross National Tour and special events, Hydroflight Open Tour, as well the introduction of a new concept in racing — Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Closed Course Racing. Pro Watercross SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018 9:15 AM: Practice begins; riders are familiarized with the race. 10:30 AML Amateur racing begins. 12:00 PM: Event prayer, national anthem is played and racing begins. 12:15 PM: Pro and Junior Racing and CBS Sports filming begins. 4:00 PM: Amateur racing continues... SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018 8:15 AM: Roll call for Mandatory riders meeting. 8:30 AM: Mandatory riders meeting and safety briefing. Devotional: Immediately following rider's meeting. 9:00 AM: Event prayer, national anthem is played and racing begins. Amateur racing continues. 1 hour post racing: 2018 National Champions and National Tour Champions are crowned. http://prowatercross.com/charleston/ EVP Rocks the River at Magic Island August 18-19 9-5 http://www.evptour.com/ev_event.cfm?e=732 Charlie West Slalom Skateboarding IV August 18 Begins at 10am - 2 https://www.facebook.com/events/647303475630646/?ti The West Virginia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships • Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 • Time: Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am. Kids will start at 10am http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/official-state-gi-no-gi-championship-sportsfest-2018/ SupXross at Sportsfest! Sunday, August 19th from 8 to 9am http://prowatercross.com/sup-tour/ 2018 YMCA River Swim https://www.facebook.com/events/218601105536224/?ti=icl August 18 7:15 am
Mound Car Show
Gather 'round the South Charleston Mound for this car show featuring classic automobiles.
West Virginia State Grappling Championships
Part of SportsFest. Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state. Adult, Masters, & Children’s Gi & No Gi Divisions. On Saturday, August 18th, 2018 Charleston, West Virginia will, once again, host the official state Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships as part of the “West Virginia Games.” The WV Games is a huge event that takes place on Magic Island, which is located on the Kanawha River in the capital of West Virginia and offers a scenic backdrop to a flurry of athletic competitions and events. This is a family friendly event and we encourage all of our competitors to bring their friends and families so they can enjoy all of the other events and activities during the tournament.
YMCA River Swim
YMCA River Swim Join us for a 1.6 mile open water swim from the WV State Capitol stairs to Haddad Riverfront Park in conjunction with Sports Fest. Must be 18 to participate. We are doing something a little different with shuttle this year, we will be providing it BEFORE the race so people can swim back to their cars. We will have bag service. Starting point Capital steps; ending point Haddad Riverfront Park Cost: $25 pre-register; $30 day of event Race report time 6:45 AM Race start 7:15AM
Live Pro Wrestling
Live pro wrestling presented by International Combat Sports & AIWF. International Combat Sports 3: The Art of Fighting features ICS Grand Champion Eric Darkstorm, AIWF International Champion Keegan Brettle, and more. Card subject to change. Tickets: $10, $15, $20
WV Symphony presents: Double Trebel
Program: Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Double Piano Concerto in E-flat Major Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 Lawrence Loh, conductor Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton were hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry.” The Philadelphia Inquirer characterized their playing as “paired to perfection.”
Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee-Tony Harrah & The Fly-Over States and Vanessa Collier
Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series closes the season with Tony Harrah & The Fly-Over States and Vanessa Collier. The conclusion of the season also ends with a fireworks display.
Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee-LC Band and Resurrection – A Journey Tribute
Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series presents LC Band and Resurrection - A Journey Tribute
Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee-The Hobbs Sisters and Trent Harmon
Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series presents "SportsFest evening" featuring The Hobbs Sisters and Trent Harmon.
Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee-The Settlement and Beggars Clan
Charleston's summer outdoor concert series presents The Settlement and Beggars Clan.
Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee-Biscuit Miller and the Mix
Charleston's favorite summer outdoor concert series, in partnership with Multi Fest, present Biscuit Miller and the Mix.
“Wings of Wonder”
Watoga State Park is pleased to welcome the Three Rivers Avian Center to the Activities Building at 7:00 p.m. as
Arts & Crafts Mound Festival
Browse and buy handcrafted arts and crafts from some of the area's most talented artisans.
Known for the music and dancing, this year’s Summerfest features several nights of bands, free cotton candy, snow cones, face painting and jumping features to keep the young ones busy. There are dance competitions for kids and adults and a car show. The festival ends with spectacular fireworks.
Stringing Beans with Manna Meal
10am – 2pm Come on out to Capitol Market, buy a pound of two of fresh green beans and string them with your friends and family. Then donate your green beans to Manna Meal to help feed those in need. Live music and lots of raffle giveaways!! 11am – 1pm Also enjoy our customer appreciation corn roast. We love our loyal customers here at Capitol Market and we want to show it with free ears of roasted corn topped with delicious butter!
2018 West Virginia Book Festival
Meet your favorite authors at this free, two-day celebration of books, reading, writing and creativity. Visit the Children’s Word Play area, see authors and vendors in the Festival Marketplace and find a bargain in the giant Used Book Sale (Saturday only). Activities and events for all ages. Friday, October 26 at 10am to 9pm; Saturday, October 27: 8am-5pm
WV Symphony presents: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the most famous and beloved cartoons in the world and their equally famous classical music. Conducted by Emmy Award winner George Daugherty, and created and produced by Daugherty and Emmy Award winning producer David Ka Lik Wong, this performance features Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters on-screen with live, full symphony orchestra accompaniment.
WV Symphony presents: NINE!
Program: Special commission piece by American composer Gary Fry written especially for the WVSO and the Appalachian Children’s Chorus. Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 with area choruses Lawrence Loh, conductor Gabriel Cabezas, cello The Oregonian once described Gabriel Cabezas as “an intense player who connects to music naturally, without artifice, and brings a singing line to the cello.” Cabezas combines a superb technique, intellectual curiosity and a pioneering musical spirit to his work and has appeared as a soloist with some of America’s finest orchestras, including those of Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Cabezas’ appearance is made possible by a partnership with Astral Artists. Gary Fry, composer GARY FRY, COMPOSER Gary Fry is an Emmy-winning Chicago-based composer with a passion for working with young people, particularly in choral music. The WVSO commissioned Fry to write a special arrangement featuring the WVSO and the Appalachian Children’s Chorus.
WV Symphony presents: My Harp Will Go On
Program: Gioachino Rossini: Italian in Algiers Overture Alberto Ginastera: Harp Concerto Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 Lawrence Loh, conductor Emily Levin, harp Emily Levin, Astral Artist, is the Principal Harpist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Bronze Medal Winner of the 9th USA International Harp Competition. The Jerusalem Post praised her playing for its “communicative, emotionally intense expression” while the Herald Times commended her “technical wizardry and artistic intuition.”
WV Symphony presents: Tony DeSare, Sinatra & Beyond
Called "two parts Frank Sinatra and one part Billy Joel," crooner and pianist Tony DeSare takes on the legend of Ol' Blue Eyes. Headlining with the WVSO, Tony DeSare will deliver a fresh take on old-school classics in a critically-acclaimed tribute to Frank Sinatra that includes song like Fly Me to the Moon, One for My Baby, The Summer Wind, Luck Be a Lady, Witchcraft, and My Way.
WV Symphony presents: Something Old, Something Blue
Program: Jennifer Higdon: blue cathedral Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major Lawrence Loh, conductor Nikki Chooi, violin The Calgary Herald described Violinist Nikki Chooi as “richly expressive and technically assured.” The New York Times said he is “vigorous and colorful.” This 28-year-old has performed with symphonies across the globe. Jennifer Higdon, composer JENNIFER HIGDON, COMPOSER Jennifer Higdon is one of America’s most acclaimed composers and a Grammy Award winner who was once hailed by the Washington Post as having “a keen ear, an innate sense of form and a generous dash of pure esprit.” Higdon’s orchestral work, blue cathedral, which the WVSO will perform in January 2019, is one of the most performed contemporary orchestral compositions by a living American.
WV Symphony presents: Sounds of the Season
Join us for an evening of holiday music and fellowship as the WVSO celebrates the Sounds of the Season under the direction of Guest Conductor Michelle Merrill. This concert includes a visit from you know who as Santa brings back one of our recent guest conductors for this WVSO favorite.
WV Symphony presents: A Percussive Surprise
Program: Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture Richard Danielpour: “The Wounded Healer” Percussion Concerto Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Lawrence Loh, conductor Lisa Pegher, percussion Lisa Pegher is known for pioneering percussion as a solo instrument within the orchestral realm and beyond. New York City’s "The Glass" once described her as “More than just a drummer—an alchemist of time, sound, and space, crafting visceral landscapes that penetrate the earsand mind.” Pegher will perform Richard Danielpour’s “The Wounded Healer” Percussion Concerto, which he wrote especially for her, with the WVSO in November.
WV Symphony presents: Lee Greenwood, Salute to America
Lee Greenwood is an award-winning country music icon known for the most recognizable patriotic song in America, God Bless the USA. This Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist of the Year's CD "American Patriot", went platinum in just three months. Greenwood will perform with the WVSO at the newly remodeled Charleston Civic Center with special VIP seating and hospitality tables on the arena floor.
WV Symphony presents: Pipe Dreams
Program Franz Schubert: Rosamunde Overture Francis Poulenc: Organ Concerto Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 Lawrence Loh, conductor Bradley Welch, organ Hailed as “a world-class virtuoso” and “an expert at defining darks, lights, shadows and colors,” Bradley Hunter Welch is increasingly in demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and collaborative artist. Since winning the Dallas International Organ Competition in 2003 Welch devotes his full-time attention to a thriving solo concert career.
WV Symphony presents: Opening Night Spectacular!
Program Michael Torke: Javelin Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances Lawrence Loh, conductor John Nakamatsu, piano Jon Nakamatsu is a true aristocrat of the keyboard, whose playing combines elegance, clarity and electrifying power. Of his 2014 solo disc of the piano works of Robert Schumann, BBC Music Magazine said “Nakamatsu clarifies Schumann’s mid-range saturated textures to a remarkable degree, reveling in its fantastic imaginings with rapier-like precision and effortless command.”
Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee
Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series presents Voodoo Katz and Cherry Poppin' Daddies.
Mountain Stage featuring Hiss Golden Messenger
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce will welcome Hiss Golden Messenger back to Mountain Stage in Charleston, WV. Hiss Golden Messenger is an American folk music band, originating from Durham, North Carolina, led by MC Taylor. Also appearing, songwriters Kris Delmhorst, Nicki Bluhm, Teddy Thompson and WV's roots-pop band The Parachute Brigade.
Live on the Levee
Charleston's favorite summer outdoor concert series presents WTSQ night featuring West Virginia's own Ona and Ron Gallo.
U.S. Floyd Live
The Ultimate Pink Floyd Tribute Tickets $33.50 - $38.50
Fun Bus to the New River Gorge
River Expeditions will host a monthly rafting trip, including round trip shuttle transportation, from Charleston. *Bus departs Charleston at 9am from Clendenin Street, near Convention Center *Depart River Expeditions for Rafting at 10:30am *New River Gorge Express trip (2-3 hours) *Lunch afterwards at The Red Dog Saloon & Grill *Depart for Charleston at 3:30pm *Arrive in Charleston at 5pm Reservations required! 800-463-9873 - use offer code:Fun Bus Saturday, July 7: 9am - 5pm Saturday, August 4: 9am - 5pm Saturday, September 1: 9am - 5pm
Independence Day Fireworks with WVSO Brass Band
Celebrate America's birthday a day early at Charleston's Haddad Riverfront Park. The skies will light up, and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Brass Band will provide the soundtrack to the best fireworks display in the area.
Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee
Charleston's favorite outdoor summer concert series presents Shine and The Soul Doctors.
Charleston Light Opera Guild presents The Full Monty
Charleston Light Opera Guild's production of The Full Monty Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, follows six down-on-their-luck steelworkers who are desperately looking for work to support their families when they come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. Filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show, audiences will be wondering if these lovable misfits will really pull it off. With music and lyrics by David Yazbeck and book by Terrence McNally this aggressive crowd-pleaser both entertains and grabs your heart as the guys work to overcome their fears and self-consciousness to discover the power of their strength in solidarity. The Guild 20 member male and female cast is directed and choreographed by Nina Denton Pasinetti with musical direction by Bobby Hodges, Jr., accompanied by John Patrick and a live orchestra and technical direction is by Thomas P. Pasinetti. Tickets: $25 reserved seating. Available on line at charlestonlightoperaguild.org or at the Civic Center Little Theatre box office (304-343-2287) beginning June 13, Wed. – Sat. 11 am - 1 pm and one hour before performances. Dates: 8 p.m. Fri & Sat June 15, 16, 22 & 23 3 p.m. Sun June 17 & 24
Capitol City Biker Bash
The 7th annual Capitol City Biker Bash, sponsored by Go Mart and Mountain Dew, proudly announces the 2018 line up for the 3-day motorcycle rally. Hogan's Goat plays Thursday, June 7. 5-Star Rebellion and Non-Friction are scheduled Friday, June 8, and The Georgia Satellites and The Cat Daddys close out the bash Saturday, June 9. New this year is a stunt show on Friday and Saturday afternoon with Kyle Sliger sponsored by Vino’s Sports Bar & Grill and Copper Pint Pub. For the 6th year we are proud to partner with HospiceCare as our charity.
St. Albans Historical Society Open House
Come see hundreds of old St. Albans photographs, books and displays. Bring your old St. Albans photos to be scanned for their files. Dates: Saturday, June 2: 10am to 2pm Saturday, July 7: 10am to 2pm Saturday, August 4: 10am to 2pm Saturday, September 1: 10am to 2pm Saturday, October 6: 10am to 2pm Saturday, November 3: 10am to 2pm Saturday, December 1: 10am to 2pm
Mountain Stage presents Lee Ann Womack, Catilyn Smith and Haley Heynderickx
Mountain Stage presents Lee Ann Womack, Catilyn Smith and Haley Heynderickx.
The Back Porch String Band
The Back Porch String Band was formed in Charleston in 1973 and played throughout southern WV. Family and job obligations caused the band to cease playing publicly for 40 years. Now that the band members are retired, they have rekindled their desire to play country, folk, and bluegrass string music and the whole gang will squeeze onto the stage tonight!
Experience it ALL in Charleston, WV! FestivALL will celebrate it's 14th year with a variety of live music, visual art, theatre, dance and more in venues throughout downtown Charleston. This year's main events include: Lake Street Dive at the Mayor's Concert, the two day juried Capitol Street Art Fair and Children's Art Fair, Dance FestivALL featuring Jamal Story, Italian theatre at Compagnia TPO's Panda's Home, Carriage Trail Walk, Wine & Jazz Music Festival featuring Black Masala, B&B River Queen Cruises, Ice Cream & the Arts in Elk City and more! Visit www.festivallcharleston.com/events for over 10 days of fun in the capital city!
FestivALL Preview Weekend
FestivALL's Preview Weekend will return to Haddad Riverfront Park & the Kanawha Boulevard for the 3rd year. Enjoy a weekend full of FREE live music, delicious food and endless artful adventures in Charleston, WV. Kick off your summer with speaker series 'Three Things: My First, My First, My Favorite', the first Live on the Levee of the season, Taste-of-ALL Charleston, FestivALT concert series, and the opening of FestivALL's public art exhibition 'Brickscape'.
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Mardi Gras Casino & Resort- Easter Brunch Buffet
Mardi Gras Casino & Resort Sunday, April 1st 10am – 2 pm $23.95 Easter Brunch Buffet Serving your Easter Brunch
Charleston Toastmasters Open-House
Not your grandfather's Toastmasters! Please join the Charleston Area Toastmasters for our Spring Open House as we celebrate the roll-out of Pathways--our new, online education program that provides access to training and planning. Refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome to come meet our members and learn about the exciting new Toastmasters program.
FOOTMAD Community Dance
Dancing fun for all ages! Live music by the McKenzies, caller Phoebe Williams. All dances taught before the music begins, no partner required. Beginner lesson 6:45 pm.
American Guild of Handbell Musicians Spring Festival
Join ringers from around Area 5 for a weekend of handbell music, education, fellowship and fun!
WV Home Show 2018
WV Home Show 2018The Home Builders Association is the proud sponsor of the WV Home Show. The West Virginia Home Show is the largest exhibit of its kind in the State of West Virginia, and one of the largest in the Eastern United States. Over 250 exhibitors set up in the Charleston Civic Center. The show offers everything from bricks and sticks to furnaces and flowers to computers and wiring. The WV Home Show is a "must see" if you are planning to remodel, redecorate or add additional landscaping. $8.00 Adults; $7 for seniors over 65 years old; children 2 years or older $1.00
South Charleston Easter Egg Hunt
Bring your own basket and join us for fun at Joplin Park! 5,000 eggs will be hidden with prizes and candy inside. For children ages 6 and under. For more information, call Mary or Beth at 304-746-5552
St. Albans Easter Egg Hunt
Enjoy this annual spring celebration in the City of St. Albans. 3-4 year olds are from 11-11:30, 5 and 6 year olds are from 11:-12:00, 7-9 year olds are noon – 12:30, and 10-12 year olds are 12:30-1:00, special needs egg hunt begins at 1:00.
2018 Easter Carnival at the State Capitol
The annual Easter Carnival at the State Capitol will take place Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures with children and families. There will be games, face painting, clowns and craft stations for children to enjoy and food stations with hot dogs, popcorn and other snacks. At noon, there will be drawings for children's bicycles. The Easter Carnival is free and open to the public.
Capitol Market Green Chili Shootout
Celebrating St. Patrick’s day with a Mexicana meets Irish twist! Live music, green beer and a corporate challenge! People's Choice is a must 2 gallon minimum. We will return your entry fee upon check-in. - Chili Verde 1st Prize is $1,000! - People's Choice Prize is $250! - Best Table Decor Prize is $100 Benefits the Michael J Fox Foundation Sponsored by Capitol Market
Hop into the Clay Center to begin the Easter season with Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 24th from 11am until 4pm! Enjoy an egg hunt, egg decorating (two eggs for $1), egg drop, and even more egg-citing egg-tivities! Of course, don’t miss our special guest, The Easter Bunny! Thank you to our sponsor for this event, Children’s Dentistry!
Magic Island Easter Egg Hunt
Magic Island Easter Egg Hunt Your favorite Egg Hunt is back again with over 20,000 eggs! The Jungle Island Petting Zoo will be back with kangaroos and other animals for you to feed and interact with and Hoppy's Little Express Train will be giving rides thanks to Kanawha County Parks and Recreation. WQBE and Electric 102.7 will be joining in the Magic with Jams and prizes. Inflatables, face painting, and more!
6th Annual Fox Trot for Parkinson’s Research
The Fox Trot raises money for Parkinson's research. During the past five years, the event has raised $175,000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Irish Road Bowling – Kanawha State Forest
Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! Located just seven miles south of Charleston, West Virginia, Kanawha State Forest is in close proximity to the heavily populated Kanawha Valley and is a recreational haven. The 9,300-acre forest is noted among naturalists for its diverse wildflower and bird populations. Rich cove forest sites provide nesting habitat for 19 species of wood warblers, a feature which draws birders from as far away as Canada. The forest offers some of West Virginia’s best special hikes in winter, spring and fall. Team Registration, 12:30 p.m. Saturday 1:30 pm: Bowling Begins. Contact Kanawha State Forest at 304-558-3500, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Road Master Stephen Wallington 304-638-3224 for more information.
Capital City Gospel Sing
Join us at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium for one of the greatest gospel concerts of the year! Admission: $18.50/$20.50/$22.50 dependent upon seating.
The Grammy award winning artist, Kenny G is bringing his saxophone stylings to the Clay Center on March 22 at 7:30 pm. With over 75 million records sold, he is the best-selling instrumental musician of the modern era. Using the soprano, alto and tenor saxophones to create a unique sound all his own, Kenny G shot to commercial stardom in 1986 with his Duotones album. With hits like “Songbird”, “Don’t Make Me Wait for Love”, “Forever in Love” and “That Moment”, he has cemented his place as one of the best-selling artists of all time.
St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
Join us from 6 PM to 2 AM on Saturday, March 17 for our 7th Annual East End St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl! Crawl between five East End pubs near the intersection of Washington St., East and Elizabeth St. from 6 PM - 11 PM, and three more great pubs at the corner of Leon Sullivan Way and Lee St. from 10 PM - 2 AM. Enjoy food and drink specials, live Celtic music from FOOTMAD, the Shamrock Challenge with a bunch of great prizes, a Pub Crawl T-shirt and drink koozie, and more! Once again, we've worked with the State of WV and the City of Charleston to fully shut down Washington Street, East from Sydney Ave. to Maxwell Street to ensure a safe and fun crawler experience for everyone!
CTOC presents Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.
Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Performances: March 16-18, 2018. All performances are at the Civic Center Little Theater. Contact Children's Theater of Charleston for more information.
Marshall University Baseball
Collegiate baseball comes to Charleston when the Marshall University Thundering Herd takes on UAB at Appalachian Power Park. March 16,17, and 18.
Downtown Charleston ArtWalk
With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, Downtown Charleston ArtWalk celebrates the arts on the third Thursday each month March through December, except in November and June when the event falls on Black Friday and the week of FestivALL, respectively. There is a plethora of art-related events and openings, activities, and special programming that takes place all over downtown.
Charleston Ballet Documentary Premiere Gala
Join Secretary Gayle C. Manchin, Emmy Award-winner Deborah Novak and the Charleston Ballet at the premiere screening of “Andre Van Damme and the Story of the Charleston Ballet”. This film follows the journey of Charleston Ballet founder Andre Van Damme, from his roots in the Brussels Royal Opera, his journey to America and the manifestation of his vision for a professional ballet company in 1956. Three-time Emmy Award-winning director Deb Novak weaves a tale of dedication, passion and an enduring commitment to enriching the cultural life of our region. The opening reception beings at 6:30 pm, followed by a 7:30 pm screening. The film is approximately 1 hour long. Black-Tie optional. Tickets: Student $25 | Individual $60 | Couple $100 Call 304-342-6541 or online bit.ly/2wbkQl4
Nativities From Around the World
This is a self-guided exhibit which showcases hundreds of nativity scenes from over 100 nations, and the cost is FREE!
Wolf’s Head: A Tale of Robin Hood and the Sheriff
Wolf's Head: A Tale of Robin Hood and the Sheriff Based on the ancient ballads of Robin Hood, adapted by John Johnson Sometimes when a greater evil comes along, you find that your allies aren't always who you might expect. Many films, stories, plays, and songs have explored the story of Robin Hood. This play explores more the relationship of Robin and the Sheriff of Nottingham, based on history and the ballads of days gone by. Expect good nature fun, sword play, and honor in this play. Kid Friendly, with adult supervision. Tickets are $15.00 *March 17: 8:00pm to 10:30pm *March 18: 2:00pm to 4:30pm *March 23: 8:00pm to 10:30pm *March 24: 8:00pm to 10:30pm *March 25: 2:00pm to 4:30pm
2018 National Hometown Heroes Boxing Championships
See amateur boxing at its best, on the grassroots level. Approximately 125 athletes are expected to compete in the 2018 National Hometown Heroes Boxing Championships Feb. 16 – 18 at the Beni Kedem Shriners Center in Charleston. The program works with athletes from the age of 8 up to develop individual integrity, character, physical and mental fitness, and personal objectives through the competitive sport of boxing. This competition is a USA Boxing-sanctioned event, and participants are matched based on age, weight, and experience. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded, as are team trophies and special awards. Enjoy the thrill of the fight and high-caliber sportsmanship while supporting youth boxing at its finest. February 16-18, 2018
2018 Miss Teen International Pageant
The Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the City of Charleston, welcome pageant contestants from across the globe to compete for the title of Miss Teen International Pageant 2018. The preliminary competition is Thursday, July 26 with the final competition taking place Saturday, July 28. Thursday, July 26 at 7:30pm and Saturday, July 28 at 7:30pm.
2018 Mrs. International Pageant
The Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the City of Charleston, welcome pageant contestants from across the globe to compete for the title of Mrs. International Pageant 2018. The preliminary competition is Friday, July 20 at 7:30pm, with the final competition taking place the following evening, Saturday, July 21 at 7:30pm.
Charleston Cycling Classic
Officially permitted and sanctioned with USA Cycling. July 21-22, 2018, the hip, historic city of Charleston, WV, will be the center of a three-event, two-day stage race testing cyclists with an individual time trial, a criterium, and a road race to determine an overall winner. All cyclists will race the same courses for the time trial and the criterium, starting and ending at Haddad Riverfront Park in downtown Charleston, WV. The road races will be contested over three different distances, and will also start and finish at Haddad Riverfront Park.
WV Symphony Orchestra presents Out of This World
Theodore Wiprud: Sinfonietta Liszt: Totentanz with Barbara Nissman, piano Gustav Holst: The Planets Single tickets start at $12
FOOTMAD presents Trio Da Kali
Malian supergroup performing in the Mandé griot tradition -- mixing the old with new songs to give a contemporary modern edge. Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). The trio sings, plays the balafon (a type of wooden xylophone) and a West African stringed instrument called a bass ngoni. Trio Da Kali brings a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires. Admission: $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, children under 13 and Americorps/VISTA free
FOOTMAD presents Téada from Dublin, Ireland
As part of the 3rd annual Celtic Calling festival, Téada brings the authentic music of Ireland to Charleston's downtown art scene. Téada, now firmly established as one of Irish music's leading exponents on the international world music stage, continues to be driven by a fascination with the timeless, expressive force of traditional tunes inherited from previous generations of musicians. Since 2001, Téada, has evolved to frequent headline performances at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Israel and Australia. Admission: $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, children under 13 and Americorps/VISTA free
WV Symphony Orchestra presents A Night of “Great” Music
A Night of "Great" Music features: Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Haydn: Concerto in D Major with Christine Lamprea, cello and Astral Artist Schubert: Symphony No. 9, “The Great”
Mountain East Conference Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament
MEC basketball returns to Charleston Feb 28 as the Men's and Women's teams battle to be #1. Member institutions include Concord University, Fairmont State University, Glenville State University, Shepherd University, University of Charleston, West Liberty University, West Virginia State University, Wheeling Jesuit University, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Notre Dame College, Urbana University, and University of Virginia's College at Wise. February 28 - Mar. 4
The Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King
Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC is visiting the area with their heralded production of Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King. Struggle for Freedom is a 45-minute production that seeks to honor the American Civil Rights Movement. The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. provides the backdrop to scenes that recreate the Montgomery bus boycott, the March on Washington, the Woolworth Sit-ins and much more. It is best appreciated by grades 2nd through adult and offers this study guide: http://www.brightstartheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Struggle-for-Freedom-study-guide.pdf. Adult, Teens, Elementary. Additional dates and times: Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m. Riverside Public Library Feb. 26, 6:00 p.m. Elk Valley Public Library
TAO: Drum Heart
TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. The performers of TAO: Drum Heart creates an energetic and unforgettable production by combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals. The group performed at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and they have toured the world, performing to a global audience of more than seven million. The performers who take the stage for TAO are both highly trained athletes and highly-expressive artists. Melodies of various genres and traditional instruments result in an enchanting scene that only TAO can present, using world-class techniques and specialized knowledge. From 2012, global fashion designer Junko Koshino has collaborated with TAO to unite fashion and entertainment, making an even more sublime performing art.
Roots and Boots Tour
Spend an acoustic evening with Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin & Collin Raye as they go back to their roots and perform their best-known songs. SAMMY KERSHAW In the course of breaking into the ranks of stardom in country music, Sammy Kershaw has made contributions to more than just the charts. His platinum albums were propelled into the records books by hits such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday,” “Love Of My Life,” “Cadillac Style,” “Don’t Go Near The Water,” “Haunted Heart,”…and many other milestones. AARON TIPPIN Tippin has crusaded for the working man and woman since he ripped country music wide open with his uncompromising single “You’ve Got To Stand For Something.” His voice continued to ring loud and clear with such hits as “I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way”, “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio”, That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You,” “My Blue Angel” and “Kiss This”. Five of his albums are certified “Gold” and a sixth CD—Read Between The Lines—stands at the “Platinum” level. Tippin’s honest lyrics and direct, impassioned vocals have built a large and devoted audience. COLLIN RAYE Collin Raye is nothing if not passionate. His soulful delivery has set country standards in such searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I were you”. Always an energizing showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.” With 24 top ten records, 16 #1 hits, and having been a 10 time male vocalist of the year nominee (5 CMA and 5 ACM), this truly electrifying performer of his era remains one of the great voices of our time.
St. Albans History and Mystery Tour
Take a 1.5 mile walk through St. Albans, learning about the history and legends surrounding the town. Two formats of tours: guided ($10 for adults, $5 for children) and self-guided ($5 for adults, $2.50 for children). Bring a canned good for $1 off each ticket (must be undamaged and not expired) for donation to a St. Albans charity. (Limit 1 can per person for discount.)
Moon Over Buffalo
In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the Alban Arts Center presents the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo on February 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25. Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, who have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in repertory with five actors. But, on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company’s ingénue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. On the brink of a disastrous split-up, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body. Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, truly a valentine to the stage. Fridays and Saturdays: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Sundays from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets: $15 for Adults; $10 for Seniors/Students
Salute to Our Veterans & First Responders Air Show
Charleston's Yeager Airport and the West Virginia Air National Guard are excited to announce the 2018 Salute to Our Veterans & First Responders Air Show! This two day event will take place on October 13-14, 2018, and will feature aerobatic acts, static displays, parachuting, etc. This Air Show is sure to be a memorable event! FREE to the public!
Dunbar Critter Dinner
If you are looking for an exhilarating meal, join us for the annual Critter Dinner. Some look toward the groundhog to tell whether spring is coming, the City of Dunbar has been holding it's Critter Dinner since 1974 to let everyone know the weather is breaking. The cooks for the dinner have a reputation of serving anything that walks on four legs, crawls or swims. If it can be boiled, sautéed, smoked or fried, you will find it on the buffet, along with vegetables, breads and drinks. The cost for such a grandiose meal is only 5 items (canned, dry goods, cleaning supplies) or a cash donation.
Tour de Coal
The Tour de Coal is an annual 11-mile float trip from Tornado to St. Albans, WV. Be part of the biggest flatwater kayaking event in West Virginia history! This year the event is expected to attract over 1,000 paddlers from as far away as California, Colorado, and Florida. The TOUR DE COAL begins at 10am in Meadowood Park. Saturday registration opens at 8am. Come to Meadowood Park first to drop off your kayak, and stop by the CRG River Center cabin to check in (unless you came Friday to the earlybird check-in). Then you'll take your vehicle back to Gateway Shopping Center in St. Albans and ride one of our courtesy shuttles back to the start at Meadowood Park. Early-bird Registration - $20 per person; Registration on July 17 - $25 per person; Additional t-shirts - $15 each.
Join us for the inaugural Yak Fest June 15-16 in St. Albans. This new event is in coordination with the highly popular Tour de Coal. Yak Fest is a river-based event and will provide a variety of entertainment options, including a pre-Tour de Coal event and a major downtown-based rib fest, music, and a major display of kayak and river-based vendors showing off the latest in water craft, paddle boards, fishing kayaks, and fishing gear.
Mountain Stage: M. Ward
Matthew Stephen "M." Ward is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Portland, Oregon. Ward's solo work is mixture of folk and blues-inspired Americana analog recordings; he has released eight albums since 1999, primarily through independent label Merge Records. In addition to his solo work, he is a member of pop duo She & Him and folk-rock supergroup Monsters of Folk, and also participates in recording, producing, and playing with multiple other artists.
Run for the River Triathlon
The start and finish line will be in Meadowood Park at the CRG River Center. The race will consist of the following legs: *A 3-mile run within Meadowood Park *An 8-mile bike ride from Tornado to Alum Creek (Note: The alternate bike route will be utilized due to a road closure on Coal River Rd.) *A 7-mile paddle from Alum Creek back to Meadowood Park. *A quick 1/4-mile run back to the finish line at the CRG River Center Register @ www.tristateracer.com.
Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!
Mountain Stage: Lee Ann Womack, Inara George
Lee Ann Womack is an American country music singer and songwriter. Her 2000 single, "I Hope You Dance" was a major crossover music hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her signature song. When Womack emerged as a contemporary country artist in 1997, her material resembled that of Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette, except for the way Womack's music mixed an old fashioned style with contemporary elements. Inara Maryland George is an American singer-songwriter and musician, one half of The Bird and the Bee, a member of the band Merrick, with Bryony Atkinson, and a member of the trio The Living Sisters, with Eleni Mandell and Becky Stark.
Mountain Stage: Tal National, Calan
Tal National: On stage, Tal National perform with six musicians, but because of their rigorous performance schedule might include up to thirteen members at any one time. At shows, musicians regularly change places midway through songs (including the amazing sight of drummers swapping without missing a beat). On some nights the band might divide to play two gigs simultaneously. Calan: Calan bring together the remarkable talents of 5 young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With a contemporary and lively approach they breathe new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing.
JERSEY BOYS is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story – a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.” This show includes explicit language.
The Original Harlem Globetrotters
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are on the road for their action packed tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).
Mountain Stage: Seamus Egan Project
Seamus Egan, founding member of the seminal band Solas, will be touring for the first time ever, as The Seamus Egan Project, bringing along friends and musical guests, and introducing fans to both the entirety of his immense and influential catalog of music, as well as new music he’s never recorded or performed live. Beginning with tunes from his groundbreaking album, When Juniper Sleeps, which was the impetus for the formation of Solas, through the 20 year recording career of this iconic band, along with new tunes, Egan will continue to explore the further reaches of the Irish tradition, and beyond.
Winter Blues Farmers’ Market
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center is excited to bring the Winter Blues Farmers Market to the Charleston Civic Center. This premier event gives all of us the opportunity to showcase the bounty of West Virginia. We are proud of this event and want to economically demonstrate that small farmers mean big business. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Celtic Calling Gathering
The 4th Annual Celtic Calling takes place in Charleston, WV on March, 1st-3rd, 2019. Scottish group Heron Valley are confirmed