In Short: Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2013
'War of the Worlds' broadcast
In honor of the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds," the Clay Center will broadcast an audio recording of it from 10:45 to midnight tonight in the ElectricSky Theater. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. for a pre-show star talk and discussion of science, science fiction and the impact they can have when combined with mass media.
Admission is $2. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
W.Va. Music Hall of Fame
The Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving away a prize package for the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Nov. 16. It includes two VIP tickets to the ceremony and to a VIP artists' reception the night before as well as a two-night stay at the Charleston Marriott and dinner for two.
Enter at www.charlestonwv.com by Friday. One entry per person. Winner will be drawn Monday.
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. concert
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will kick off his holiday tour with an 8 p.m. Friday performance at Stonewall Resort in Lewis County. The concert will preview a few songs from his "Christmas Made For Two" album (which comes out Tuesday) and also include Motown, R&B and Rat Pack classics.
On Saturday, he will sign copies of "Christmas Made For Two" and his book, "From Washing Cars to Hollywood Star," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the resort and 5 to 7 p.m. at Adams Hallmark in the Dudley Farms Plaza at Southridge. He will also sign after his concert Friday.
Tickets for the concert are $35. Call 304-391-5000 or visit www.wvga.org.
'Rocky Horror' screening
The Princeton Renaissance Project and Princeton Public Library will screen "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at midnight Friday at the Royal/Lavon Theater, 853 Mercer St.
Admission is free, but any donations will benefit the Princeton Renaissance Project for the theater's renovation. Audience participation kits will be sold for $5.
No one under 18 will be admitted unless accompanied by an adult. Call 304-320-8833 or visit www.princetonrenaissanceproject.org.
On Saturday, young children can meet and have their photos taken with anti-bullying character Captain McFinn at the CAMC Play Patch in Zales Court at Charleston Town Center. The free Play Patch party, which begins at 11 a.m., also includes stories and activities that reinforce anti-bullying activities. Call 304-345-9525.
Murder mystery dinner theater
Murder and Merriment will stage the interactive murder mystery "Silent Night, Deadly Night" at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hawks Nest State Park. Tickets are $45 and include dinner and the play. Reservations are required. Call 304-658-5212 ext. 1542.
CD release party
FOOTMAD presents a free CD release party for Blue Yonder's "Bittersweet Road" from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. The band -- John Lilly, Robert Shafer and Will Young -- blends bluegrass, honky-tonk, rockabilly and Western swing. The new album has 10 original songs by Lilly and was recorded earlier this year at Shafer's in-home studio. Call 304-346-2871.
Youth talent show
The West V's Got Talent youth talent showcase begins at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. Poets, magicians, singers, dancers, and other youth artists in middle and high school will compete for a $250 cash prize, professional portfolio portrait and college savings bond.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Call 256-457-7143.
Film Office property registry
The West Virginia Film Office now allows home, business or property owners to register property for potential use in film and TV productions in its online locations library. Property owners may submit their own photos for inclusion at no cost. Photos will be added to a database, and though owner contact information is required, it will not be displayed to the public.
"If a producer is interested in a property, they will contact the film office, which will subsequently contact the owner to gauge interest," said location services coordinator Jamie Cope. "It is always up to the owners to decide on a case-by-case basis whether they wish to approve filming on their properties."