Jewish film festival
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- B'nai Jacob Synagogue will have a midwinter Jewish film festival Jan. 26 at Park Place Stadium Cinemas, 600 Washington St. E. The matinee double feature begins at 2 p.m. with "When Comedy Went to School." "The Other Son" will be shown at 3:30 p.m.
"When Comedy Went to School" is a 2013 American documentary about the birth of modern stand-up comedy in the Catskill Mountains -- a boot camp for what many consider the greatest generation of Jewish-American comedians.
"The Other Son" is a 2012 French drama about two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, who discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
Admission to the film festival is free and is open to the public. It is sponsored by Federated Jewish Charities of Charleston. For additional information, visit www.bnaijacob.com/west-virginia-jewish-film-festival-january-26th.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Audition classes for The Joffrey Ballet School New York's Summer Intensive will take place Jan. 26 at the Charleston Ballet Studios, on the mezzanine floor at 100 Capitol St. The Summer Intensive takes place June 9 through July 25.
The ballet class is from 2 to 4 p.m.; registration is from 1 to 2 p.m. The jazz class is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with registration from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Classes are for ages 10 to 25.
For information, contact Kim Pauley, Charleston Ballet director, at 304-342-6541.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Million Dollar Quartet" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, 925 Fourth Ave., Huntington.
The Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30.
For additional information and tickets, call 304-696-6656 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
HMOA free tour
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Huntington Museum of Art's Fourth Tuesday Tour for the month of January will feature a guided tour of "The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States" at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
The exhibit will close Feb. 16. In 2008, HMOA was selected as the sole institution in the state of West Virginia to receive a gift of 50 works of art from New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, with the help of the National Gallery of Art, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The gifts to HMOA are part of a larger national gifts program, which has distributed 2,500 works from the Vogels' collection of contemporary art throughout the nation, with 50 works going to a selected art institution in each of the 50 states.
The best-known aspects of the Vogel Collection are minimal and conceptual art, but the works donated to HMOA also explore numerous directions of the post-minimalist period, including works of a figurative and expressionist nature. To view the collection and learn more about the Vogels, visit http://vogel5050.org.
The Huntington Museum of Art, 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is closed to the public Monday. Admission is free on Tuesdays and on other days is $5 per person and free for children younger than 18; free to veterans and their immediate families; and free for active-duty military personnel and their immediate families. Membership begins at $25 and benefits include free admission. Contact 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org.
Tamarack dinner theater
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Tamarack will present three dinner theaters in the coming months. The first, "Red Velvet Cake War," is set for Feb. 7 and 8. It will be presented by the Historic Fayette Players. The comedy of errors features a Texas family reunion that heats up when two characters face off against each other to bake the best red velvet cake.
On March 7 and 8, Mercer County's 4Pals Productions will perform "Pearls of Wisdom," an original play by Vain Colby and a sequel to "The Passing of Pearl." The dramatic comedy is set in the South during the civil-rights movement, a year after Pearl's death. One of Pearl's best friends, Daphney, ends up with a gold-digger. Pearl's ghostly wisdom, and best friend Leateen's support, offer her lessons on life and love.
On April 11 and 12, the Treehouse Arts Ensemble production of the popular play "Steel Magnolias" will be performed. In the play, the lives of the town's female characters connect at Truvy's beauty parlor. Their loves, their neighborly gossip, their challenges and their lifelong friendships create a funny and memorable story.