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FestivALL Fall celebrates autumn with music, arts, dance and more


Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston welcomes a generous pumpkin pie slice of music, art, theater and dance this weekend with another helping of FestivALL Fall.

Charleston welcomes in the season with FestivALL Fall. The annual event returns this weekend with music, art, dance and more. Many events are free.
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High points include a return visit by the American Shakespeare Center, “Mountain Stage” with Broadway, television and film actor Michael Cerveris hosting, and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra performing two shows at First Presbyterian Church under the direction of Grant Cooper.

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5 to 8 p.m.: Downtown ArtWalk. Charleston. Free.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: “Art After Dark” Clay Center. Free.

7:30 p.m.: “Choir Now!” with Emily Capece and Ryan Kennedy. Sam’s Uptown Café, 28 Capitol Street. Cover $5 for lyric sheets.

10 p.m.: Local Stand-Up Comedy Showcase. The WVIFF Underground Cinema, 226 Capitol Street. (SOLD OUT)

Friday, Oct. 20

Noon: FestivALL Recital: “The Art of the Song.” Woman’s Club of Charleston, 1600 Virginia St. E. Tickets $10 at the door.

4 to 5 p.m.: American Shakespeare Center Workshops: “Embedded Stage Direction” or “Sweet Music is Such Art” Clay Center. Free.

7:30 p.m.: American Shakespeare Center presents “The Taming of the Shrew” Clay Center. Tickets $15 to $25.

7:30 p.m.: Charleston Ballet presents “Classic, Country, and Rock ‘N Roll” Civic Center Little Theater. Tickets $25 to $30.

Saturday, Oct. 21

10 a.m.: Children’s Therapy Clinic “Cache Me if You Can.” Woman’s Club of West Virginia, 1600 Virginia St. E. Registration $100 per team.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Harvest Art Fair. Woman’s Club of West Virginia, 1600 Virginia St. E. Free.

Noon: Charleston Light Opera Guild’s “The Addam’s Family” Preview at the Town Center Mall. Free.

2 p.m.: Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza. Kanawha County Public Library, 100 Capitol Street.

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: WV Symphony Orchestra presents “Go for Baroque” at First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way. Tickets $20.

2 to 6 p.m: “Hops & Heat” craft beer and chili cookoff. East End Bazaar, 1428 Washington St. E. Tickets $20 to $30.

4 p.m.: “Three Things: My First, My Favorite, My Future” with Nina Pasinetti, Phil Kabler and Jamie Miller. John L. Dickinson Family Homeowner Education and Community Center, 301 Piedmont Road. Tickets $10.

6:30 to 10 p.m.: Appalachian Children’s Chorus’ “Blue Jean Ball.” Moose Lodge, 2805 Kanawha Blvd. E. Tickets $50.

7:30 p.m.: Charleston Ballet presents “Classic, Country, and Rock ‘N Roll.” Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. Tickets $25 to $30.

Sunday, Oct. 22

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Harvest Art Fair. Woman’s Club of West Virginia, 1600 Virginia St. E. Free.

1 to 4 p.m.: Carriage Trail Leaf Walk. Free.

1 to 4 p.m.: Spring Hill Founders Day Program Walking tour. Spring Hill Cemetery Park. Free.

7 p.m.: “Mountain Stage” with guest host Michael Cerveris with performances by Emily Saliers, Overcoats, Seth Glier, Anders Parker and Becca Mancari. Culture Center Theater. Tickets $30.

Reach Bill Lynch at [email protected], 304-348-5195 or follow @lostHwys on Twitter. He’s also on Instagram at and read his blog at

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