This weekend brings the biggest night of the year for movie buffs, the 86th Academy Awards.
The West Virginia International Film Festival is hosting an Oscars watch party this Sunday at Little India, with free refreshments, live music, a best- and worst-dressed fashion competition, trivia and more. Admission is $10.
On Saturday, country blues artist Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton is performing at the West Virginia Culture Center theater.
Click here to read my story about this young man with a passion for old, old music. You can also read my blog post about the issue of authenticity in modern old-timey music.
Tickets for Blind Boy Paxton are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students, and can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.footmad.org or by calling 304-415-4668.
Here’s some more happenings around town this weekend:
- From the Future are playing Saturday night at the Boulevard Tavern.
- This week at the Empty Glass, Black Mountain Revival, Sheldon Vance and Travis Egnor and the Horse Traders will perform Friday night. David and Valerie Mayfield will perform on Saturday night. Shows begin at 9 p.m.
- Brad Paisley is coming to the Charleston Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Go to www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.
- West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present its Mary Price Ratrie Legacy Concert at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Clay Center. The concert will feature Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)” and “Violin Concerto,” performed with guest violinist Korbinian Altenberger. Tickets are available at www.theclaycenter.org or 304-561-3570.
- On Sunday, FOOTMAD will present a pre-St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Session at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 520 Kanawha Boulevard West. Guests can bring an instrument to play, or just enjoy traditional Irish music. The event runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Rachel Burge and Blue Dawning are playing Saturday at the Mountaineer Opry House in Milton. Doors open at 5 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.