In Short: Sept. 4-10, 2014
‘Evil Dead’ auditions
Kanawha Players will hold additional auditions for “Evil Dead: The Musical” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the KP Theater, 309 Beauregard St. Actors must be at least 18 years old, and fans of the film, regardless of previous theater experience, are encouraged to audition.
Those auditioning for this campy musical should prepare a song to sing a cappella or with recorded accompaniment. A script will be provided for readings.
Performance dates are Oct. 17-18, 24-25 and Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Call 304-343-7529 or visit www.kanawhaplayers.org.
Third Eye Cabaret
Third Eye Cabaret returns for fall at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fireside Bar and Lounge above Little India, 1604 Washington St. E. Performers are Burr Beard & Andy Park, Alasha Al–Qudwah, Raj Pongsugree and Appalachian Celtic Consort.
Admission is by donation. The cabaret takes place on a bi-weekly basis. Call 304-590-9012 or visit www.facebook.com/thirdeyecabaret.
‘The Book Thief’
Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road, will screen the PG-13 Holocaust drama “The Book Thief,” based on Markus Zusak’s best-selling book, at 6:30 p.m. Friday. A potluck dinner begins at 6 p.m.; those who attend it are requested to bring food to share.
Admission is free, though a love offering will be collected to cover copyright licensing for the screening. Call 304-345-0021.
Hard rock concert
National hard rock/metal acts Dope, Lydia Can’t Breathe and Downtrend come to Muncheez Bar & Grill, 2825 Harper Road, Beckley, for an 8 p.m. concert Saturday. Also performing are West Virginia bands Definitive Strike and Asocietyred.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 681-238-5832 or visit www.facebook.com/MuncheezBarGrill
The Charleston Civic Chorus will hold the first rehearsal of its 63rd season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Charleston Baptist Temple, 209 Morris St. New singers are welcome. The chorus will be singing “Magnificat,” a new composition by Mark Hayes, as well as pieces by Mack Wilberg, Edwin Fissinger, Edward Elgar, John Rutter and others.
Call Truman Dalton at 304-744-5078 or Billie Catlett at 304-553-4818 for more information.
Fund for the Arts fundraiser
Fund for the Arts’ Grape Escape takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12. Participants will first indulge in fine wine and food at Taylor Books’ Annex Gallery and The Art Emporium (rotating between the two if they wish) and then conclude with dessert, coffee and entertainment at the Capitol Conference Center.
Tickets for the benefit are $50 and can be purchased in advance at Drug Emporium, the Fund for the Arts office, Taylor Books, The Art Emporium or www.fundfortheartswv.org. They will also be available at the door.
‘Mountain Stage’ additions
“Mountain Stage” has added several new acts to its fall shows, most notably Puss N Boots to the Oct. 5 show. The country-rock trio, featuring Norah Jones, joins The Duhks, Blake Mills, Jill Barber and Curtis McMurtry.
Bluegrass/Americana band The Devil Makes Three, who played this summer’s Newport Folk Festival along with acts like Ryan Adams and Band of Horses, will be on the Nov. 2 bill with James McMurtry (Curtis’ father) and Lily & Madeleine.
Also added are Americana singer Robert Ellis on Oct. 12, “Wild Thing” songwriter Chip Taylor on Oct. 19 and Irish duo Storyman (formerly known as the Guggenheim Grotto) on Oct. 26.
Tickets for all shows are $15 in advance and $25 at the door. A limited number of Fall Access Packs, which are $60 for all five shows, are still available.
Call 800-594-8499 or visit www.mountainstage.org.