In Short: April 18-24, 2013
PipeSounds will host a concert by organist David Donathan and the Marshall University Chamber Choir at 7 p.m. Saturday at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane. Donathan, the organist and Minister of Music at Charleston's Christ Church United Methodist since 1992, will accompany the choir in "Duruflé Requiem" in the first half and give a solo concert in the second.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children 5 and under. Call the church office at 304-562-5903 or visit www.pipesounds.org.
'Girl Rising' documentary opens
On Friday, Nitro Stadium 12 opens "Girl Rising," a documentary about the power of education. Actors including Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchette and Selena Gomez lend their voices to the stories of nine girls from developing countries, which show how education helped them overcome poverty and cruel circumstances.
Earth Day celebration
The 10th annual Music, Arts and Activism festival celebrating Earth Day runs 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem. The free event features live music, a yoga class, a holistic fair and more.
Call 304-425-6425 or visit www.earthdaywv.com.
The Alban Arts Center will hold auditions for "The Princess of Rome, Ohio" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Parts are available for one male and female teen, two women age 30 and three men age 30-40.
The play, a dark comedy by West Virginia playwright Jonathan Joy, will be staged June 28-30 and July 5-7. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.
The Charleston Gay Men's Chorale will present "Broadway Bound," a musical revue of Broadway songs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the LaBelle Theater, 311 D St., South Charleston. Songs include "Summertime" ("Porgy and Bess"), "Ease on Down the Road" ("The Wiz") and "Seasons of Love" ("Rent"). The womanSong Chorale will join in for four songs.
Admission is free or limited VIP packages are $25. They grant preferred seating and admission to a pre-show reception. Purchase those at www.facebook.com/CharlestonGayMensChorale.
No Pants Players adult show
The No Pants Players will perform an adults-only improv comedy show for ages 18 at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Clay Center Walker Theater. Local band Watt 4 will perform from 7:30 to 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and available at www.nopantsplayers.com. The group's adults-only shows frequently sell out.
Community Band concert
The Kanawha Valley Community Band will give a concert of sacred, secular and march songs at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, 406 Capitol St. The concert is free but any donations will benefit the West Virginia chapter of The Alzheimer's Association.
This week's "Mountain Stage" is in Morgantown at the WVU Creative Arts Center, starting at 7 p.m. Sunday. Acts are folk-punk singer/activist Billy Bragg, alt country group The Flatlanders, folk artists Joe Pug and Amy Speace and mother-daughter singer/songwriter duo Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche.
Tickets are $18 in advance and $23 on Sunday. Call 304-745-3000 or visit www.mountainstage.org.
The Brigham Young University-Idaho symphony band will give a free concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Charleston. The concert will consist of overtures, marches, patriotic numbers, show tunes and sacred music. Call 740-516-3717.
'Star Trek: TNG' screening
At 7 p.m. April 25, two local theaters will host "Star Trek: The Next Generation -- The Best of Both Worlds." The special event will screen the "Worlds" two-parter (the third season finale and fourth season premiere) as a remastered full-length feature, plus behind-the-scenes clips from its production.
At Nitro Stadium 12, tickets are $12.50. At Cinemark Huntington Mall, they're $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors and $9.50 for children. Call 304-769-0405 (Nitro) or 304-733-3984 (Huntington).