In Short: Nov. 22, 2012
Bon Jovi concert special
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Great Escape Nitro and Cinemark Huntington Mall will broadcast "Bon Jovi: Inside Out" at 8 p.m. Tuesday. It features a hand-selected set list of performances from the band's multiple performances at London's O2 Arena, the New Meadowlands Stadium and Madison Square Garden. The event also includes a live broadcast from Times Square and an interactive Q&A session.
The film is rated PG-13 and runs one hour and 40 minutes. Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $9.50 for children and seniors at Great Escape and $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors and $9.50 for children at Cinemark. Call 304-769-0405 (Nitro) or 304-733-3984 (Huntington).
Student film festival
The 2012 West Virginia State University Student Film and Video Festival takes place Wednesday in the school's Davis Fine Arts Theater. The free event features 20 short films by WVSU and area high school students.
High school student films begin screening at 4 p.m., undergraduate films at 5:10 p.m. and graduate student films at 6:40 p.m. A judges' panel will select winners in the high school and undergraduate categories. (Graduate films are out of competition.)
Films are between 10 and 20 minutes in length with content equivalent to a PG-13 rating or less. Call 304-776-3363.
Holiday luncheon concert
The University of University of Charleston Builders' Annual Christmas Luncheon will feature a performance by the school's University Singers and a Christmas carol sing-along. The luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Dec. 5 in the Erma Byrd Gallery in Riggleman Hall.
Tickets are $18. Reservations are required by Nov. 30. Contact Jamie DeYoung at email@example.com or 304-357-4369.
Reality show casting call
Television company Off the Fence is seeking extraordinary individuals living with extreme weight for a documentary series it's developing for a major cable network. The series will explore the ways in which obesity impacts their lives, jobs and families.
The company is looking for people who are more than 100 pounds overweight, though, ideally those who are 400 pounds or more or have a BMI of more than 50.
They should be dealing with some sort of significant issue in addition to their weight -- for instance a problem like addiction, severe anxiety or obsessive behavior; a unique family situation (twins, for example) or upcoming events, such as their wedding. However, anyone who is extremely overweight and feels like he or she has a story to tell is encouraged to apply.
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age, city and state, weight, photo and a brief explanation of the troubles you are dealing with apart from obesity.