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In Short: July 24-30, 2014

Camp Curtain Call

Camp Curtain Call, a local youth theater camp, presents its original production, “Pirates of the Caribbean: A Twist in Time — A Parody,” Friday and Saturday at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. Performances of the play, written by Hannah Strom and directed by Kelly Strom, are 7 p.m. both nights plus 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $8. Call 304-766-7923.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’

The original “Little Shop of Horrors” screens at 10 p.m. Friday at Kanawha Players Theater, 309 Beauregard St. Directed by B-movie legend Roger Corman, the 1960 black comedy features a young Jack Nicholson in one of his earliest film roles.

Tickets are $3. Visit www Players.

Kids’ meet-and-greet

Children can meet the very hungry caterpillar from Eric Carle’s beloved book of the same name beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday in Charleston Town Center’s food court. Parents may take photos. Call 304-345-9525.

Lewisburg Music Fest

The first Lewisburg Music Festival runs 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday on the lawn of Carnegie Hall, 105 Church St. Acts are Keller Williams, Yarn, The Steel Wheels, Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, Mandolin Orange and The Wild Rumpus.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Visit www

Art Moves

Main Street Art Studio, 2801 Main St., Hurricane, hosts its free, monthly Art Moves event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. See an exhibit of West Virginia scenes by artist Susan Tschantz, whose work will be on display through August, and hear music by keyboardist Brad Curtioff.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Call 304-552-6983.

No Pants Players

The improv troupe No Pants Players get a little naughty Saturday with an adults-only show at 7 p.m. at The Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Visit

Light Opera Guild

The box office for the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s production of “The Wedding Singer” opens Monday. All tickets are $20. They can be purchased at the box office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday or one hour before showtime. You can also call 304-343-2287, and now you may get them online at www.charleston

Performances are Aug. 1-3 and 8-10 at the Civic Center Little Theater.

Bil Lepp storytime

Charleston resident and award-winning storyteller Bil Lepp will share “The King of Little Things,” the story from his new children’s book, in a free family program at several Kanawha County Public Library branches.

Monday’s programs are 10:30 a.m. at Sissonville, 2 p.m. at Dunbar and 6 p.m. at St. Albans. Tuesday’s are 10:30 a.m. at Riverside and 2 p.m. at the main library in Charleston. Call 304-343-4646 or visit www.kanawhalibrary .org.

String band festival

The 25th-annual Appalachian String Band Music Festival at Camp Washington-Carver in Clifftop begins Wednesday and runs through Aug. 3. It features music, dances, workshops, contests and family activities.

Friday includes a concert by the year’s featured performer — Tyler Andal, who won the 2013 Robert C. Byrd award for traditional fiddle playing at the Grand Master Fiddle Championship in Nashville. Two other grand masters, Frank George and John Harrod, also perform during the festival.

Contests include fiddle and banjo on July 31, neo-traditional band on Aug. 1 and traditional band and flatfoot dance on Aug. 2. There are also nightly square dances.

Daily admission is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (age 60 and up) and youth (age 6-17). Children age 5 and under are admitted free. For a complete schedule, camp and contest rules and a vendor list, visit www.wvculture .org.


Hard rock band Saliva will perform at Muncheez, 2825 Harper Road, Beckley at 8:30 p.m. July 31. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 304-237-9745 or visit www.muncheezbarandgrill .com.

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