March 6, 2013
In Short: March 7-13, 2013

Aziz Ansari tickets

Tickets for comedian Aziz Ansari's April 3 perform at Huntington's Keith Albee Theater are on sale now. They are $33, available through Ticketmaster.

Christian concert

Christian comedian Chonda Pierce brings her "Traveling Talk Show" with musical duo, The Martins, to Huntington's Christ Temple, 2400 Johnstown Road, at 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $15 and $20.

Call 800-965-9324 or visit

WWE tickets

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the "WWE Raw" tour stop May 5 at the Charleston Civic Center. Prices are $15, $35, $50 and $95. Call 304-345-7469, visit or go to the Civic Center box office.

Among those scheduled to appear are John Cena, CM Punk, Ryback, The Shield, The Miz, Jack Swagger and Zack Ryder.

Kids' meet-and-greet and Easter Bunny arrival

Children's character Thomas the Tank Engine will be at Macy's Court in Charleston Town Center Saturday for meet-and-greets at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Each lasts 40 minutes.

Also, E. Bunny kicks things off there at 11 a.m., before moving to his spot in the spring garden in Sears Court, where he'll be daily through March 31. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Call 304-345-9525 or visit

Art exhibit opening

The Art Store, 1013 Bridge Road, opens "Helen Chilton: Fresh" with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, which begins with an artist talk. The exhibit is on display through March 29. Call 304-345-1038 or visit

Chamber music concert

The West Shore Piano Trio performs in a Charleston Chamber Music Society concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Christ Church United Methodist on the corner of Quarrier and Morris streets. The program, called "Struggle and Ease," features works by Robert Schumann, Dmitri Shostakovich and Camille Saint-Saens.

For the first time, the society will feature an opening act: West Virginia Youth Symphony violinist Brandon Brown (who's also its concertmaster) and pianist Jacob Bumgarner. The South Charleston High School students will perform a violin sonata by Beethoven.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students and free for youth age 17 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. Call 304-344-5389 or visit For more on the trio, visit

FestivALL interns

FestivALL is looking for interns for this year's event in the following areas: promotions, volunteer coordination, executive director's assistant, dance events, theater events, music events, West Side events, public art and visual arts.

The unpaid internships are open to high school juniors through college students with an application deadline of April 1. Internships will begin in April or May, depending on the position, and run through June.

Applications are available at or by email from Chrissy Preservati at

Charleston Stage Co. cast announcement

Charleston Stage Company has announced the cast for its production of the comedic monologue show, "Love, Loss and What I Wore." The nine-women cast is Jennifer Anderson, Lisa Gandee, Jann Hoke, Sheila Jarrett, April Ritter, Jessica Smith, Amber Surface and Terry Terpening and Daisy Thomas.

Performances are April 4-6 and 11-13. Call 304-343-5272 or visit

Murder mystery dinner theater

Murder and Merriment will perform its original murder mystery dinner theater, "Goering's Diamonds," March 15-16 at The Greenhouse of Teays Valley, 3554 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane. The evening begins with a French dinner at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $40. Advance reservations are required, and these events often sell out.

Call 304-397-6316 or visit

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