Youth art show
The Clay Center hosts a show of Kanawha County students' two- and three-dimensional artwork in media including pencil, pen and ink, paint, photography and sculpture through May 13 in the Mylan Explore-atory Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6 for children. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
New Clay Center planetarium show
Thursday, the Clay Center debuts its original planetarium show, "Jupiter: Planetary Giant," which runs 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon and 2 p.m. Sundays. It lasts about 45 minutes and includes a live, seasonal star talk. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
Christian youth concert
Break Free, a free Christian rock conference, takes place this weekend at Lincoln County High School in Hamlin. The event features a 5:30 p.m. concert Friday and 2 p.m. conference Saturday. Friday has music by Luminate, Kimber Rising, 7Eventh Time Down and more.
Cyan Maroney memorial concert
At 7 p.m. Friday, Tamarack hosts a jazz concert in memory of Cyan Maroney. Performers are Bob Thompson, Lady D, Mi$$ion, John Yurick and the West Virginia Dance Company. There will also be silent and live auctions.
Maroney, a dancer with the WVDC, was stabbed to death last October. She would have been 26 Thursday. Her family wants to raise $50,000 for a dance endowment at Connecticut College, her alma mater.
Tickets are $25. Call 304-647-1389 or visit rememberingcyan.com.
'Godot' final weekend
"Waiting for Godot" will close this weekend at the Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. The production of Samuel Beckett's absurdist play stars Adam Bryan and Kevin Pauley. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.
Free comic book day
On Saturday, Lost Legion Games and Comics: The Rifleman will take part in Free Comic Book Day. Customers get their choice of two free comics, while supplies last. There also will be game demonstrations and appearances by Danny Boyd ("Chillers") and Jason Pell ("Zombie Highway").
Visitors are encouraged to come in costume. The store is located at 600 D St., South Charleston. Call 304-205-7919. For a list of comics, visit www.freecomicbookday.com.
Charleston Civic Chorus concert
The Charleston Civic Chorus' spring concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Charleston Baptist Temple, 209 Morris St. The free program includes "Gloria," "Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge" (with trumpeter Jeremy Severn), "Animal Crackers, Volumes I and I" (short pieces on the poems of Ogden Nash), "'S Wonderful," "Over the Rainbow" and more. Visit www.charleston-civic-chorus.com.
From 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sheila McEntee hosts a HealthRHYTHMS<co > class at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd.W. It combines small-group drumming, gentle stretching and guided imagery. No experience is necessary. Instruments are provided. Admission is $12. Contact McEntee at smcentee...@yahoo.com or 304-610-9405.
Kanawha Kordsmen seeks FestivALL singers
The Kanawha Kordsmen hosts a guest night beginning at 7:15 p.m. Monday at the Columbia Gas Auditorium, 1700 MacCorkle Ave. Male singers are invited to attend, and those who participate in rehearsals until June 24 will sing three songs with the group at the Charleston Harmony FestivALL concert. Call Bert Gross at 304-757-8712 or Ted Rose at 304-544-3608.
The Charleston Ballet will hold company auditions on Wednesday and apprentice auditions on May 10 at its studio, 100 Capitol St. The company auditions run 5:30 to 7 p.m. for ages 14 and up. Dancers must be of advanced ability with a classical ballet background; women must be proficient in pointe work.
Apprentice auditions run 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. May 10 for ages 11-15. Dancers must be at an intermediate level or higher, and girls must be working on pointe. Call 304-342-6541 or visit www.thecharlestonballet.com.
FestivALL location play
The deadline for submissions to Charleston Stage Company's annual FestivALL location play contest is May 10. This year's location is the Children's Reading Room at the Charleston public library. All West Virginia writers may participate. For complete rules, visit www.charlestonstagecompany.com.