Valentine's Day cabaret
LOVE/HATE Valentine's Day, a special edition of the Third Eye Cabaret, runs 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at The Cellar, 8 Capitol St. Christopher Harris (of Qiet), Sierra Ferrell, Marium Bria, The BrotherSisters, Tiffany "Talented" Finkton and Crystal Good will perform songs and spoken word pieces on rejection, dejection, love and renewal. Admission is $3 and includes snacks. Visit www.facebook.com/thirdeyecabaret.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd.W., will screen "Anonymous" at 7:30 p.m. Friday as part of its free Third Friday Film Series. The 2011 Oscar-nominated British drama set in Elizabethan England speculates on who actually created Shakespeare's body of work.
The film stars Rhys Ifans, Rafe Spall, Vanessa Redgrave and David Thewlis. It is rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual violence. It will be shown with captions for the hearing impaired.
Call 304-345-5042 or visit www.uucharlestonwv.org.
Harlem Renaissance celebration
A show celebrating the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance era begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the theater in West Virginia State University's Davis Fine Arts Building. The Core Ensemble, an internationally traveling chamber music trio, will perform its theatrical piece "Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance."
The show examines the lives of poets Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay as seen through the eyes of painter and muralist Aaron Douglas. The score includes music by Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus, as well as concert music by Jeffrey Mumford and George Walker.
Tickets are $15. Call Donna Simon at 304-766-3363.
Alban Arts Center auditions
The Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans, will hold auditions for Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy "A Delicate Balance" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Roles are available for four women (mid-30s to mid-60s) and two men (mid-40s to mid-60s). No prepared monologue is required; script selections will be available for cold readings.
Patrick Felton directs. Production dates are April 26-28 and May 3-5.
Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.
Jim Donovan, formerly of the Pittsburgh-based jam band Rusted Root, will bring his Drum & Chant Workshop to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W., from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The class is for drummers of all skill levels ages 17 and up. Drums are provided.
Discover how to energize your brain and clear your mind; lessen resistance, fear and apathy; create deep relaxation and stress relief; expand conscious awareness; unblock energetic and emotional congestion; and open creative thinking and expression. You'll learn about ecstatic drumming rhythms, vocal toning and mantra, rejuvenating breathing exercises, visualization and more.
Space is limited, so advance registration is recommended. Cost is $35. If spots are still available the day of the workshop, the cost is $45. Call Chris Higgins at 304-881-7037, or register online at www.jimdonovandrums.com.
No Pants Players adult show
The improv comedy troupe No Pants Players begins its 12th season on Saturday with an adults-only show at the Clay Center Walker Theater. Normally full of family-friendly fun, the troupe lets loose at these shows with laughs for, and provided by, more mature audiences.