Covet Thy Coven
Double, double, toil and trouble ...
Our kindergarten teacher was a witch. She had the cackle, warts and black hair. Granted, she drove a piece-of-shit Datsun instead of riding a broom, but we're certain she ate several of our classmates during nap time. If we hadn't melted her with a bucket of water back in 1985, Ms. Beaudeaux would've been a shoo-in at the Witch Girls Tales movie auditions from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Westport Coffee House (4010 Pennsylvania). But thespians ages 11-13 and 25-40 who haven't been doused with H20 or crushed by falling houses can cast spells over talent scouts for roles in this "family fantasy feature film" based on the Witch Girls comic, popular with those whose cauldrons contain a dash of Harry Potter and a pinch of Sweet Valley High. Send résumés and head shots to firstname.lastname@example.org; call 816-756-3222 for details. -- Nathan Dinsdale
We'd like to buy a vowel -- as soon as Sajak takes a smirk break.
After years of shouting at the schmucks who flub their phonics on television, we can heckle them in person when Wheel of Fortune spins into town to tape three weeks' worth of theme shows -- "Mom and Me," "Big 12 College" and "Kansas City Week" -- in three days. Bartle Hall (301 West 13th Street) opens for a fortuitous few to become members of the studio audience at 3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, but those who are hoping to give the wheel a whirl are SH-T O-T OF L-CK -- the contestants have already been chosen. Call 816-932-4142 for more information. -- Dinsdale
Loose change, tooth fillings and Coors Light cans: all things we'll expect to see at the Lawrence Arts Center (940 New Hampshire) Saturday during the town's 25th annual art auction. Tickets, which are $25, allow patrons to view and bid on the works of more than 200 area artists. Doors open at 6 p.m. for silent bidding; the live banter begins at 7. Call 785-843-2787. -- Annie Fischer