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Things to do Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

By Staff reports

Music

2-BLUE BAND: 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Fingerstyle blues guitar. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

REVOLUTION: 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Free. Acoustic rock. Bridge Road Bistro, 915 Bridge Road. Call 304-720-3500.

"A WINTER TAPESTRY": 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Holiday-themed show with African, English and American selections. Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church, 317 Washington St. W. Call 304-380-5779.

GLENVILLE BRASS ENSEMBLE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Charleston Town Center Mall Macy's Court. Call 304-345-9525.

THE RARELY HERD: 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12, children $5. Bluegrass. Mountaineer Opry House, Milton. Call 304-743-5749 or visit www.mountaineeropry.com.

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

HUNTINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m., "Holiday Memories." Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Reserved seats are $37.50 for lower level and $25 for upper level. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. VIP seats are available at $52 by calling 304-781-8343.

Stage/theater

"THE NUTCRACKER": 2 and 7:30 p.m., production by West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Charleston Ballet, Clay Center. Tickets start at $22 for adults and start at $10 for students and children. Call 304-561-3570 or online at www.wvsymphony.org.

"A CHRISTMAS STORY": 8 p.m. Adults $16, Students and children under 18 $10. Jean Shepard's memoir of growing up in the 1940s and young Ralphie Parker's quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Presented by Kanawha Players. Kanawha Players Theater, 309 Beauregard St. Call 304-343-7529.

"MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET": 8 p.m. Adults $15, seniors and children $10. Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.

DRAG SHOW: 10 to 11:30 p.m. Free. Featuring: Tammy Why Nott, Tonya Cline, Rylee Vanderbilt and Madison Monroe. Hosted by Mr. Pride 2011 Michael B and DJ James G. Upstairs Lounge at Little India, 1604 Washington St. E. Call 304-720-3616.

Dance

DANCE: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Music by the Stan McDaniel Band. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave. Call 304-949-9692.

"THE NUTCRACKER": 2 and 7:30 p.m. Adults from $22, children $10. Presented by the Charleston Ballet and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Grant Cooper. Clay Center. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.

Etc.

OPERA AT THE MOVIES: 12:55 p.m., The Metropolitan Opera's performance of Verdi's "Aida" will screen live at Regal Nitro and Cinemark Huntington Mall. The production runs four hours. Tickets at Nitro are $20 for adults and $16 for seniors and children. At Huntington, they are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Call 304-769-0405 (Nitro) or 304-733-3984 (Huntington) for more information. Call 304-342-0316 (Nitro) or 304-696-3137 (Huntington) for free passes.

ART OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Hurricane's Arts and Thoughts Studio, 3818 Teays Valley Road. An artist's gathering will take place at 4:30 p.m. and, throughout the day, children are invited to paint ornaments for patients for St. Mary's Medical Center. Call 304-760-8714 or visit www.artsandthoughts.com.

COOKIE WALK: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Southridge Walmart parking lot, directly across from McDonald's. Unique and festive holiday cookies -- made by local household bakers -- will be available for purchase. Cookies are $8 per pound and boxed for gift giving. Checks and cash will be accepted. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern West Virginia.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 8 to 11 a.m., Shoney's on Kanawha Boulevard. Sponsored by Charleston Gold Dome Lions Club. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available to speak. Parents can take pictures with their own cameras if they wish.

PINCH CHRISTMAS PARADE: 5 to 8 p.m., with staging at New Beginnings Church at 5 p.m. Parade steps off at 6 p.m.


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