In Short: Jan. 24-30, 2013
Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle bring their "crankies" to St. John's Episcopal Church, on the corner of Quarrier Street and Leon Sullivan Way, on Friday. They'll weave collected stories, old ballads and fiddle and banjo tunes with shadow puppetry and original scrolling illustrations -- called crankies -- stitched in fabric and cut out of paper.
The FOOTMAD-sponsored show runs 8 to 9 p.m. with a dance from 9:30 to 11 p.m. The suggested donation is $10, but no one will be turned away. Enter on Quarrier Street.
Call 304-415-3668 or visit www.footmad.org.
New Clay Center exhibit
The Clay Center will open a new hands-on exhibit in the Mylan Explore-atory on Saturday. "Little Builders," open through May 5, explores the concepts of construction, motion and simple machines.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for children and $7.50 for adults with films and planetarium shows at an additional price. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
Open mic dinner
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W., will hold the Flying Spaghetti Monster dinner and open mic at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.
Pasta with vegetarian sauce, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, dessert and iced tea will be served. You may bring your own beer or wine. Pirate costumes and other saucy attire are welcome.
Call 304-345-5042 or visit www.uucharlestonwv.org.
Broadway film screening
"One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day" will screen at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Regal Nitro Stadium 12. The 90-minute film follows some of New York City's top comedic actors, writers, composers and directors as they are given 24 hours to write, cast, compose, rehearse and perform four short musicals.
Tickets are $12.50. Call 304-769-0405 or visit www.regmovies.com.
Razor Sharp Studios party
Razor Sharp Studios will have a sneak-peek party beginning at 9 p.m. Jan. 30 at The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St. Cover is $5.
The filmmakers will screen a preview of the first episode of their Web series/feature film, "The Crawling Dead," as well as their last film, "Porkchop 3D." Pepper Fandango and Dinosaur Burps will provide music.
Call 304-345-3914 or visit www.razorsharpstudioswv.com.
Sesquicentennial exhibit opening
The West Virginia State Museum will commemorate the state's 150th birthday with a special sesquicentennial exhibit that opens with a 6 p.m. reception Jan. 31 at the Culture Center. "West Virginia 150" focuses on 150 people, places and events that helped to shape the lives of West Virginians over the past 150 years.
Visitors can add their own suggestions to a book placed at the end of the exhibit. A special online exhibit featuring these recommendations will open later this year.
Call Charles Morris at 304-558-0220.
FestivALL art fair
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Festiv-ALL Capitol Street Art Fair, to be held June 29-30. The juried fair is dedicated to fine arts and fine craft. The early deadline, with reduced fees, is Feb. 1. The final deadline is March 1.
Symphony movie music voting
On Feb. 8-9, the West Virginia Symphony will present its pops concert "And the Winner Is . . . Music of the Movies" at the Clay Center. The selections will be voted on by fans before the concert and then presented like a movie awards show.
Film categories are action, drama, romance, fantasy, horror, Western, adventure, animated film, comedy, science fiction and sports film. There are three nominees per category.
Vote online at www.wvsymphony.org.