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Friday, May 2, 2014

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"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century" 04/04/2014 - 10:00am to 07/13/2014 - 5:00pm "John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"

"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"

The Gibbes Museum debuts two spectacular new exhibits this month, examining the creative processes of painting and photography in contemporary Southern art and showcasing the great artistic talent of our region today. Contemporary artist John Westmark’s works incorporate fabrics and sewing patterns weaved into large-scale paintings and spark a sense of nostalgia through their narratives. The photography exhibit featuring works by Carrie Mae Weems and Stephen Marc, on the other hand, propels visitors into the here and now, examining the ways in which the industry has become digitized.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $9; $7 student/senior/military; $5 ages six -12; free for child under six. (843)722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

 

April 4, 2014 - 10:00am to July 13, 2014 - 5:00pm
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Artfields 04/25/2014 - 10:00am to 05/04/2014 - 6:00pm Artfields

Artfields

Feast your eyes on 400-plus pieces by various artists, then vote for your favorites at the second annual ArtFields celebration, held in Lake City, about two hours north of town. Other events include a community mandala installation with ArtFields’ 2013 People’s Choice award winner Kirkland Smith, the INSIDE OUT Project photography exhibit, and plein air workshops in which artists learn to create site-specific works. Locations in Lake City, South Carolina. Friday-Sunday, times & prices vary. (843)374-0180, www.artfieldssc.org

April 25, 2014 - 10:00am to May 4, 2014 - 6:00pm
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North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Amiri Gueka Farris 05/01/2014 - 9:00am to 05/31/2014 - 5:00pm North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Amiri Gueka Farris

North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Amiri Gueka Farris

Amiri Gueka Farris, winner of the 2014 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition, will display a variety of mixed media works, including his
winning design, "Gullah Islander Toss." Known for his powerful artwork ant artistic ability to combine colors, textures, and a signature use of Adinkra symbols, Amiri captureds the essence and history of the Gullah-Geechee people in his collection. Visitors are invited to meet the contemporary artist at the gallery on May 3 from 10am-4pm and May 4 from 2-5pm. North Charleston City Gallery in Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. May 1-31, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)529-5011, www.charlestonareaconventioncenter.com

May 1, 2014 - 9:00am to May 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
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"Young Contemporaries" 05/01/2014 - 11:00am to 05/03/2014 - 4:00pm "Young Contemporaries"

"Young Contemporaries"

This is your last chance to catch the exhibit dubbed by the Post and Courier as "one of the highlights of the year." Comprised entirely of student works from the College of Charleston's School of the Arts, this annual exhibition shows off the school's brightest talents and gives students the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting. Visiting painter Bill Dunlap will select this year's works, while local artist Robert Lange awards more than $6,000 in prizes to talented students. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Thursday, 11am-7pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

May 1, 2014 - 11:00am to May 3, 2014 - 4:00pm
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04/28/2014 - 11:30am to 05/02/2014 - 11:30am
Colorbox trigger: St. Philip's 2014 Tea Room

St. Philip's 2014 Tea Room

St. Philip's Church is hosting daily Lowcountry lunches and delicious desserts during their annual Tea Room event that benefits foreign and home ministries, St. Philip's choirs, and youth ministries. Okra soup, classic chicken salad, shrimp salad, hummingbird cake, cheesecake, and many more dishes are made and served by the church's parishoners. There are seating arrangements indoors as well as outdoors, and take-out ordering is available. Parish Hall, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 142 Church St. Monday- Friday, 11:30am-2pm. Prices vary. (843)722-7291, www.stphilipschurchsc.org

April 28, 2014 - 11:30am to May 2, 2014 - 11:30am
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05/02/2014 - 9:00am to 05/11/2014 - 7:00pm
Colorbox trigger: North Charleston Arts Festival

North Charleston Arts Festival

For more than 30 years, this festival has made arts programming accessible to the public, attracting more than 30,000 guests and sponsoring nearly 200 performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities. The celebration highlights national, regional, and local artists and performers in a wide variety of areas including dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. The main event, held on May 3 and 4, offers free admission to more than 40 performances on four stages. Charleston Area Convention Center & North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Other locations vary. Dates, times, & prices vary. (843)740-5854, www.northcharlestonartsfest.com

May 2, 2014 - 9:00am to May 11, 2014 - 7:00pm
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05/02/2014 - 2:30pm to 05/03/2014 - 11:00am
Colorbox trigger: Sweet Grass Music Festival

Sweet Grass Music Festival

Whether you’re a bluegrass enthusiast or just looking to relax and listen to some tunes, the Sweet Grass Music Festival is the perfect place to spend the first weekend of May. Patriots Point proves a lush, grassy venue, making it easy to kick off your shoes and dance along to 10 folk and bluegrass bands. Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 2:30pm; Saturday, 11am. $50 two-day pass; $35 Saturday; $25 Friday. (843)452-5131, www.sweetgrassmusicfestival.com

May 2, 2014 - 2:30pm to May 3, 2014 - 11:00am
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05/02/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Friday evenings, climb aboard the ship to witness the setting sun as it creates a colorful backdrop for the historic mansions of Charleston's Battery. Upon arriving at Fort Sumter, a National Park Ranger narrates a historical account of the site that you are invited to explore during your one-hour visit. On the return trip, enjoy a cash bar and complimentary Southern hors d'oeuvres. Liberty Square, Concord St. Friday, 5pm. $42; $40 senior; $30 child age four-11. (843)722-2628, www.fortsumtertours.com

May 2, 2014 - 5:00pm to October 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
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05/02/2014 - 5:00pm
Colorbox trigger: French Quarter Art Walk

French Quarter Art Walk

Take a walk through the historic streets and gas-lit allies of Charleston to discover the works of more than 500 artists. Four times a year in March, May, October, and December, galleries open their doors to offer wine, food, and dazzling artwork. Start at any participating gallery, pick up a French Quarter Map, and see where the night takes you. Between S. Market, Tradd, & Meeting sts. & the waterfront. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.frenchquarterarts.com

May 2, 2014 - 5:00pm
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05/02/2014 - 5:30pm
Colorbox trigger: Party at the Point

Party at the Point

Charleston’s most scenic happy hour concert series is back for it’s 14th run.  Local bands entertain the crowd as the sun goes down over the harbor every Friday evening. This week, Long Miles and South Street take the stage. Be sure to come early, as the popular $3 drafts at the bar (cash-only) go quickly. Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 5:30-9:30. $7-$5. (843)284-0039charlestonpartyatthepoint.com

 

May 2, 2014 - 5:30pm
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05/02/2014 - 7:00pm to 05/24/2014 - 7:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Monty Python's Spamalot

Monty Python's Spamalot

Join King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table search for the Holy Grail on their well-known excursion. Laugh along with this Tony Award-winner as the group takes a side-trip to the fair city of Charleston before continuing their quest. Woolfe Street Playhouse, 34 Woolfe St. Wednesday-Sunday, times vary. $35-$30. (843)856-1579, www.woolfestreetplayhouse.com

May 2, 2014 - 7:00pm to May 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
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05/02/2014 - 8:00pm to 05/18/2014 - 3:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Twentieth Century

Twentieth Century

Failing Broadway director Oscar Jaffe will do anything to get his career back on track in this comedy set on the Twentieth Century Limited train between Chicago and New York. To do that, he has just 20 hours to persuade his former prodigy-turned-movie star, Lily Garland, to come back into his life. Does he have what it takes to convince the resistant starlet to return? The Footlight Players Theater, 20 Queen St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $15-$10. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

May 2, 2014 - 8:00pm to May 18, 2014 - 3:00pm
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