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In Short: Jan. 2-8, 2014

By Staff reports
Free filmUnity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road, will screen the comedy "Defending Your Life" Friday. The PG-rated comedy starring Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep is about a man having a hard time making a case for himself in the afterlife.Admission is free, but please bring food to share. Food sharing begins at 6 p.m. and the movie at 6:30 p.m. Call 304-345-0021.Clay Center moviesOn Saturday, the Clay Center will close its current giant screen films, "Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia" and "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure," which are part of the Fan Favorite Film Fest. See "Dinosaurs" at 1 and 4 p.m. daily or "Sea Monsters" at noon and 3 p.m. daily.Then, on Sunday, the next two movies in the Fan Favorite Film Fest will open: "Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure" and "Everest." Their showtimes have not yet been announced.Film-only admission is $9 for adults and $8 for children. Packages with the galleries and/or the galleries and planetarium show are also available. Call 304-561-3570 or visit Players auditions
The Kanawha Players will hold auditions for William Mastrosimone "Extremities" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the KP Theater, 309 Beauregard St. Callbacks are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday.The play, directed by Patrick Felton, has roles for three women ages 21-40 and one man age 25-40. Roles are emotionally intensive, and seasoned actors with significant training are preferred. Rehearsal schedule is flexible based on availability.As the play deals explicitly with sexual violence and issues of an adult nature, actors must be at least 18. Come prepared with a 60-second monologue and in comfortable clothes.Performances are scheduled for March 7-9 and 14-15 at the KP Theater. Call 304-343-7529 with questions.Clay center closingsOn Sunday, the Clay Center will close its "Reason for the Season" planetarium show in the ElectricSky Theater and Eathan Murrow's "Positions of Power, Land View" exhibit in the art gallery.The planetarium show, which reveal stories of the world's many holiday traditions, is at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and noon and 2 p.m. Sunday. The art exhibit includes graphite and wall drawings, installation and video.
Gallery admission is $7.50 for adults and $6 for children. Planetarium shows are extra. Call 304-561-3570 or visit
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