What’s happening this weekend in Charleston

There’s a number of events happening this weekend at Charleston, fit for all interests and ages.

Over at the Clay Center, there’s the Ballet Hispanico on Friday, the ongoing Giant-Screen Film featuring Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees and the Extraordinary Costumes From Film & Television Exhibit.

Ballet Hispanico has roused audiences worldwide with its magnetic energy and sizzling choreography. Its works fuse Latin dance with classical techniques to create a new style of concert dance where rhythm and passion propel every move. Tickets are $15, $25 & $35.

Dr. Jane Goodall’s legendary work with the chimpanzees of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park is the subject of this remarkable giant screen film which will take viewers on an extraordinary trip deep into Gombe and across four decades of research to experience the world of the chimpanzee.

Costumes play a crucial role in defining characters for visual storytelling media such as films. The Extraordinary Costumes From Film & Television Exhibit examines how costume design incorporates color, style, scale, materials, historical traditions and cultural cues to help performers and audiences engage in the characters.

The Charleston Stage Company is staging Doubt by John Patrick Shanley at WVSU Capitol Center Theatre on 123 Summers Street in Charleston. The story revolves around Father Flynn, an amicable young priest, is adored by his students; Sister Aloysius, an unbending principal, is pleased by the fear she invokes in them.

If you’re looking for a fun activity with the kids, head on to Unity of Kanawha Valley up at North Charleston for Open Stage 4 Kids! This event encourages kids to share whatever talent have: playing an instrument, singing, reading, dancing, talking, showing a piece of art, magic, or just telling a joke.

Alternatively, you can have a Dip Dinner at the The East End Family Resource Center. For only fifty cents, attendees can buy tickets in exchange for various types of dips common in Afro-American cuisine. The money raised during this event will go to support the EEFRC’s many programs for youth, families and seniors.

Music lovers can head on to the Purple Fiddle for the Mountain Music Weekends Performing on Friday is Milton, with the NOT BG Chuck E. Costa opening the show, and A Good Natured Riot on Saturday.

Jazz aficionados can pop on over to the Weston’s Big Jazz Weekend, where the Rare Blend Jazz Quintet and Will Scruggs will perform. Or they can head on to Hawks Nest State Park for Stolen Moments – a West Virginia Symphony Jazz Quartet.