In Short: Oct. 4-10, 2012
An exhibit featuring quilts used for communication along the Underground Railroad is on display through Saturday at West Virginia State University's Della Brown Taylor Art Gallery. The exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.plantationquilts.com.
The new LimeLight Theatre Company will hold auditions at 6 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday for its Dec. 19-22 production of "The Nutcracker Story." Auditions are open to all ages and will be held at First Baptist Church, 16th Street and Myers Avenue, Dunbar. Enter at left-rear side of building. Call 304-766-7923.
No Pants Players
The No Pants Players will appear at CAMC's annual Teddy Bear Fair at Women and Children's Hospital from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. At 7 p.m. that evening, the improv troupe will perform a family-friendly show at the Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Adult tickets are $10, and children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult, courtesy of a sponsorship by the UPS Store of Kanawha City. Call 877-467-7689 or visit www.nopantsplayers.com.
'Animal Farm' programs
The Kanawha County Public Library is hosting several programs tied to the Charleston Stage Company's production of "Animal Farm" Oct. 18-20 and 27-30. On Saturday, the main library, 123 Capitol St., will host two activities. At 11 a.m., visitors can meet Rivieria, one of the miniature horses from Hidden Dale Farm in Jackson County, and her owner, Adawn Caswell. At noon, teens and adults can learn how to make animal masks. Materials are provided. Call 304-343-4646 or visit www.kanawhalibrary.org.
A zombie festival runs from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Huntington's Pullman Plaza. It features games, pumpkin carving, a fortune teller, cutest and scariest costume contests and zombie activities like zombie cornhole and zombie target practice.
The day ends with a short zombie walk through the city at 8 p.m., which is either $15 (includes an event T-shirt) or $10 (without shirt). Proceeds benefit Little Victories, a no-kill animal shelter in Ona. Email email@example.com.
Chamber music concert
The Charleston Chamber Music Society opens its 2012-13 season with a concert by cellist Antonio Lysy and pianist Patricia Hoy at 7 p.m. Saturday at Christ Church United Methodist. The program will include works by Bach, Rachmaninov and several contemporary composers.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students and free for ages 18 and under with a paying adult. Season tickets are available online or at the door. Call 304-344-5389 or visit www.charlestonchambermusic.org.
Woody Guthrie tribute
Singer and storyteller Mick Souter presents "The Roads and Rails of Woody Guthrie" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pocahontas County Opera House, 818 Third Ave., Marlinton. The program features Guthrie's songs and biographical stories. Tickets are $8. Call 304-799-6645 or visit www.pocahontasoperahouse.org.
Ivy & Stone presents Legends of Motown, starring Horizon, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Nicholas County High School in Summersville. The program includes a cappella songs from The Temptations, The Spinners, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students and seniors in advance and $3 more at the door. Family packs (two adults and two or more children) are $35 at the door. Call 304- 872-4228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'A Clockwork Orange'
The Stanley Kubrick classic "A Clockwork Orange" is this week's film in Park Place Stadium Cinemas' Flashback Film Series. Starring Malcolm McDowell and based on the novel by Anthony Burgess, the Oscar-nominated film screens at 4 p.m. Sunday and 4 and 7 p.m. Monday. It originally was rated X, but later was changed to R, for extreme violence, strong sexual content including rape and other violence, graphic nudity, disturbing images and brief strong language. Tickets are $5. Call 304-345-6541 or visit www.ourshowtimes.com.
Auditions for the Contemporary Youth Arts Company's annual production of "Mary" will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. They are open to singers and dancers ages 12 and older, who are encouraged but not required to bring a short prepared musical selection.
Production dates are Nov. 23-25 and Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Call 304-342-5716.