In Short: Sept. 12-18, 2013
Documentary filmmaker Elaine McMillion will host a screening of "Hollow," followed by a discussion at two Kanawha County public library branches Thursday. The film examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of those living in McDowell County. The free screenings are at 10 a.m. at Riverside and 6 p.m. at St. Albans. Visit www.kanawhalibrary.org.
Women's chorus open house
The Almost Heaven Chorus invites all female singers to open houses at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 19 at the Columbia Gas Auditorium, 1700 MacCorkle Ave. S.E. Learn how to improve your singing voice, and learn about barbershop singing.
The chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, which is dedicated to women's a cappella barbershop harmony. For more information, call 304-925-7464 or visit www.almostheavenchorus.com.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets
Tickets for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Nov. 20 show at the Civic Center go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. The tour is the final performance of the group's rock opera, "The Lost Christmas Eve." Tickets are $32.50, $42.50, $52.50, $62.50 available through the Civic Center box office or Ticketmaster.
Squire Parsons concert
Squire Parsons will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Meadow Grove Baptist Church in Dawson. Admission is free but a love offering will be taken. Call Juanita Keeney at 304-392-9818.
No Pants Players
The No Pants Players will present a night of family-friendly improv comedy from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at The Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Call 877-467-7689 or visit www.nopantsplayers.com.
Boxing on the big screen
Regal Cinemas Nitro and Cinemark Huntington Mall will host a live big screen presentation of the Las Vegas bout between undefeated boxers Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez at 9 p.m. Saturday. The event also features Danny "Swift" Garcia vs. Lucas "The Machine" Matthysee
Tickets are $25 at Nitro and $17 for adults, $16 for students/seniors and $15 for children at Huntington Mall. Call 304-769-0405 or visit www.regmovies.com for Nitro. Call 304-733-3984 or visit www.cinemark.com for Huntington Mall.
Civic Chorus open house
The Charleston Civic Chorus invites new singers to its rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Charleston Baptist Temple, 209 Morris St. It's one of the first rehearsals of the group's 62nd season, which will include compositions by Bach, Daniel Pinkham and Carl Mueller.
For more information, contact director Truman Dalton at 304-744-5078 or chorus president Jim Merrill at 304-545-7319.
The fall season of the Kanawha Forum begins Wednesday at Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, 1009 Virginia St. E. The free concerts run 12:05 to 12:30 p.m. and are followed by a luncheon, which requires a $10 advance registration.
Wednesday's concert features Bernard DiGregorio on viola and Ron Neal on piano. The luncheon menu is chilled cucumber soup, marinated cauliflower, olive and caper salad, lemon pecan muffins and mocha mouse puffs.
Call 304-342-6558 or visit www.kanawhachurch.org.
Live cooking show
A live cooking show featuring celebrity chef Jon Ashton comes to the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21. In an Aug. 27 interview with the Gazette's Judy Hamilton, Ashton said he'll be making five or six recipes during the event, using help from the audience. Seating is limited. VIP tickets are $45, general admission is $15 and group discounts for 10 or more are available. Purchase them at the Civic Center box office or through Ticketmaster.