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In short: April 24-30, 2014

Dinner concert

A dinner and choral concert will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Riverside High School, 1 Warrior Way, Belle. The school’s show choir, vocal ensemble and chorus will perform, and the dinner features spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert and beverage.

Tickets are $10. Call 304-348-1996.

Opera Guild auditions

The Charleston Light Opera Guild will hold additional auditions for “Catch Me If You Can” at 7 p.m. Thursday at its theater, 411 Tennessee Ave. The musical is based on the 2002 of the same name about real-life con artist Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. (portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film).

Roles are available for four men, nine women and three people of either gender. Ensemble roles all require singing, and some also require dancing. Prepare a musical selection and bring music for the accompanist; scripts are provided.

Performances are June 20-22 and 27-29 at the Civic Center Little Theater. Call 304-545-6945.

W.Va. dance festival

The West Virginia State Dance Festival will have free performances for the public at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Culture Center Theater. The events showcase the talent of numerous high school and college dancers from around the state. Call 304-558-0220.

Frontier life demo

The Dunbar Historical Society will sponsor its second annual living history event, an 18th-century frontier demonstration, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Wine Cellar Park, 1101 Dutch Hollow Road. It will feature authentic clothing, weapon, food and skills demonstrated by reenactors. Admission is free. Call 304-766-0220.

Earth Day festival

The Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem will host a free Earth Day festival on 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Activities include “Jason’s Dream,” a puppet show about recycling from Boone, N.C.’s Elkland Art Center; a found art puppet making workshop; a permaculture workshop from the We Are All Farmers Institute; a Bare Bones Natural Home Care product demonstration, a clean water panel discussion, drum circle, artisan vendors and a “green” art show. Musical performers include Michael and Carrie Kline, Option 22, The Gin Mills, Tim & Maggie Mainland, Melissa & Kayla McKinney and Maggie’s Kids.

Call 304-425-6425 or visit

Opera at the movies

The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Mozart’s barbed romance“Così fan tutte” screens live at 12:55 p.m. Saturday at Regal Nitro Stadium 12. It is a comedic opera about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity.

Runtime is four hours and 15 minutes. Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for children and $18 for children. Call 304-769-0405 or visit

Tintype photography

Portland photographer Giles Clement will be at Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E., from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday shooting 4-inch by 5-inch tintype photos and developing them on site. No appointment is necessary, and the cost is $40, payable by cash or credit card. See his work at

Private appointments for 8x10 tintypes ($100) on Sunday can be made on Saturday or by emailing contact@bluegrasswv .com. Call 304-346-28781.

Art evening

Hurricane’s Main Street Art Studio will host its free, monthly Art Moves on Main event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the studio, 2801 Main St. Works by local artists will be on display, and musician Gregg Sovine will perform music from the ’60s-’80s. Call 304-552-6983.

womanSong concert

Choral ensemble womanSong will hold its spring concert, titled “The Road Home,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 Norwood Road, South Hills. It will feature songs about life and finding your way in the world with selections including “Alleuia,” “The Road Home,” “Dos Cantos,” “Mother to Son,” “Sweet William” and “It Takes a Village.”

Admission is free, though non-perishable food donations for local food pantries are requested. A reception follows at Mathes Hall, across the street from the church.

Visit www.womansongchorale .org.

Alzheimer’s benefit

The Kanawha Valley Community Band’s spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday will also double as a benefit for the West Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Admission is free, but any donations go to the association. The concert is at the Scottish Rite Temple, 406 Capitol St. Call 304-343-2717.

‘Swan Lake’

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will stage “Swan Lake” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown. Tickets for the famous ballet are $51 to $66. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www

‘9 to 5’ box office

The box office for the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s spring show, “9 to 5,” opens Monday. Tickets are $20 for the production, which will be staged May 2-3, 9-11 and 16-17 at the Civic Center Little Theater. The comedic musical is based on the 1980 film of the same name.

Box office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or you can call 304-343-2287 for tickets. The production is sponsored by the Charles & Mary-Fayne Glotfelty Foundation.

Dance lessons

WV Dance Inc. will host a two-week class on Bolero dancing Monday and May 5 in the University of Charleston student union ballroom. The hour-long classes start at 7:30 p.m. and are $10 each. Arrive 15 minutes early to register.

No experience is required. Participants should wear shoes with suede or leather soles. Call 304-984-1939.

UC Builders luncheon

The University of Charleston Builders will host an “Artists Among Us” luncheon on Wednesday at the school’s Erma Byrd Art Gallery in Riggleman Hall. It features works by Helen Chilton, Ellie Schaul and Lynn Payne.

Early art viewing begins at 11 a.m., with the luncheon and artists’ remarks at noon.

Cost is $18. RSVP to Jamie DeYoung at or 304-357-4369 by Friday. Call Nancy Francis at 304-415-4713 with questions.

Author reading

“Crapalachia” author and Fayette County native Scott McClanahan will read selections from his own work at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. The reading is part of the bookstore’s free “Voices” series, which features local performers reading short stories, monologues, one-acts and essays. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www

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