In Short: July 26-Aug. 1, 2012
Art exhibit opening
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History opens "The Oil and Gas Industry: West Virginia's Gift to the World" on Friday. The exhibit features gas pumps with clear glass cylinders, antique oil drums and "yellow dog" lanterns (named because their burning wicks resemble a dog's glowing eyes at night).
Other items on display will include a vintage Pennzoil gas station sign, wooden and glass oilcans, drilling tools and a double-piston oil pump. Call Charles Morris at 304-558-0220.
The Historic Fayette Theater stages the family comedy "The Clumsy Custard & Ice Cream Clone Review" at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Aug. 3-4 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 5 at the theater, 115 S. Court St. The show, which includes audience participation, takes place in a magical kingdom where a princess has been kidnapped.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children and seniors. For tickets, call 800-838-3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com and search "Historic Fayette Theater." For information, call 304-574-4655.
Bluegrass benefit concert
Santa Grass, a bluegrass concert for the Secret Santa charity in Kanawha and Boone counties, runs 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. The concert lineup is Jesse McKenzie & Brushy Fork Bluegrass at 4 p.m., The Band Wagon at 5 p.m., The Grass Stains at 6 p.m., Once Blue at 7 p.m. and Hominy Falls at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 304-340-0253 ext. 8871.
Film casting call
A casting call for the feature film "Moving Mountains" runs noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the WVSU Economic Development Center (DigiSo), 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W. There are small speaking parts and major supporting character roles available, including the elderly and children, though most are in 30-60 age range.
Actors should bring a recent headshot or photo with their name, age, phone, email, height, eye color written on the back. They should have a short dramatic monologue prepared and be ready to do cold readings. Actors will be seen in order of arrival.
Those cast will be paid. Actors must be available to film in Mingo County Aug. 29-Sept. 10 and Martinsburg Sept. 11-20.
Award-winning gospel artist Ed Crawford will perform at Elkview's Antioch Church, 1409 Aarons Fork Road, at 2 p.m. Sunday. The concert celebrates his new CD, "Timeless Treasures," which features hymns that Crawford said he grew up singing in West Virginia.
Crawford is known as "The Gentleman of Gospel Music." He's a founding member of the U. S. Association of Gospel Entertainers and Musicians and has been singing Southern gospel for more than 35 years.
There is no admission, but a love offering will be taken. Call 304-548-5516.
On Tuesday, the Point Pleasant River Museum is sponsoring an Ohio River dinner cruise on the Belle of Cincinnati. Boarding is at 6 p.m., with a 7 p.m. departure and 9:30 p.m. return. There will be live entertainment and a silent auction.
Tickets are $45 for adults and $25 for children. Call Ruth or Martha Fout at 304-674-0144.
TV commercial casting
A local production company will film a television commercial in the Charleston area the week of Aug. 13. There are paid roles available for parents (mid-20s to late 30s) and a young girl (age 5-19).
Send a current photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or Image Associates LLC, Attn: Dianna, 700 Virginia St. E., Suite 220, Charleston, WV 25301. Call 304-345-4429 for information.