In Short: June 5-11, 2014
Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road, will have a free screening of the Oscar-nominated Denzel Washington film “Flight” at 6 p.m. Friday. The movie is rated R for drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity and an intense action sequence.
Attendees are asked to bring food to share. A love offering will be collected to cover copyright licensing.
Kanawha Players will host a screening of the silent vampire classic “Nosferatu” at 10 p.m. Friday at the theater, 309 Beauregard St. Admission is $3, and concessions will be sold. Call 304-343-7529.
The Charleston Area Community Choir has its 40th reunion Friday through Sunday at First Baptist Church, 432 Shrewsbury St. A semi-formal awards ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Saturday; tickets are $50, with proceeds benefiting the establishment of a scholarship in Ethel Caffie-Austin’s name. A free concert, featuring past members of CACC, begins at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Hot Wheels movie
“Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome” will premiere at select cinemas nationwide, including Regal Nitro Stadium 12 and Cinemark Huntington Mall, at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Also included with the feature-length film are a first-hand look at how the cars were brought to life, interviews with the creators and early sketches of the characters.
Tickets are $10 at Nitro; call 304-769-0405 or visit www.regmovies.com. At Huntington Mall, they’re $7; call 304-733-3984 or visit www.cinemark.com.
Bob and Larry of “VeggieTales” will be at Charleston Town Center’s CAMC Play Patch at 11 a.m. Saturday for a free meet-and-greet with children. The Play Patch is on level one near Zales Jewelers. Call 304-345-9526.
Space Out Saturday
The Clay Center will host its Space Out Saturday Family Fun Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Activities lasting for the duration are space crafts, where children can design a rocket and make their own planet pendant necklaces, and a solar system walk, where they can journey through the planets.
Other activities are water rocket launches at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., a comet demonstration at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., and a Superhero Science demonstration, where children can learn about the science behind their favorite superheroes, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Activities are included with gallery admission of $7.50 for adults and $6 for children. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
‘The Legend of Sleeping Beauty’ auditions
The Alban Arts Center will hold auditions for the family-friendly musical “The Legend of Sleeping Beauty” at 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. The show requires a large cast with parts available for all ages. Scripts will be provided, and those auditioning are asked to bring 16 bars of prepared music to sing.
Performance dates are Aug. 15-17 and 22-24. Jessica Smith will direct, with musical direction by Kenneth Morrison.
Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.
Superstar tribute show
“The Ultimate Superstar Tribute Show,” starring Dave “Elvis” Ehlert, stops at Logan’s Coalfield Jamboree at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Ehlert, joined by his band, will do impersonations of Elvis, Neil Diamond, Nat King Cole, Rod Stewart, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Roy Orbison and Tom Jones.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Call 304-752-2900.
The St. Albans Historical Society will open the historic Morgan’s Kitchen (built in 1846) for the season this Sunday, and it will be open every Sunday this summer from 2 to 4 p.m. It is located on MacCorkle Avenue across from the Parkway Flea Market. Admission is free.
The historical society will also have an open house at its museum, 404 4th Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. There are hundreds of displays, and visitors may bring old St. Albans photos to be scanned.
‘Catch Me If You Can’ cast
The Charleston Light Opera Guild has announced the cast for its production of “Catch Me If You Can,” to be staged June 20-22 and 27-29 at the Civic Center Little Theater.
Evan Sullivan stars as Frank Abagnale Jr. (played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2002 film) and Chris Terpening as Carl Hanratty (the Tom Hanks role).
Other cast members are Steve Brannon, Elizabeth Cary Brown, Haley Burgess, Lindsey Duvall, Jacob Fleck, Rick Fleenor, Michael Gore, Stephen Hayward, Brynna Horswell, Katlin Kouns,
Shakira Martin, Lauren Meyer, Erin Murphy, Toni M. Pilato, Caroline Chamness Rainey, Max Ross, Clayton Strohmenger, Kevin Swafford, Carly Thaw and Allison Whitener.
Nina Denton Pasinetti choreographs and directs with musical direction by Bobby Hodges Jr. and accompaniment by David Patrick.
Tickets, $20, are available at the Civic Center box office beginning June 16 or by calling 304-343-2287 or emailing email@example.com.
The Rocket Boys Festival in Beckley is hosting its second annual songwriting contest. The theme is places, which can include, favorite places, a good or bad place, a memory of a place or an imaginary place.
Entries are $25 each and due by Sept. 6. Songs must be no more than four-and-a-half minutes, clearly recorded on a CD and accompanied by a typed lyric sheet.
A live judging round with the top five performers takes place at 2 p.m. Oct. 4. (The festival runs Oct. 2-5.) Cash prizes are $500 for first place, $300 for second and $200 for third.
For more information and entry forms, visit www.rocketboysfestival.com and click on “2014 Aiming High Song Writing Contest.”