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Thursday, May 8, 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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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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North Charleston Arts Festival 05/02/2014 - 9:00am to 05/11/2014 - 7:00pm 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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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter 05/02/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm 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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Monty Python's Spamalot 05/02/2014 - 7:00pm to 05/24/2014 - 7:00pm 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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Twentieth Century 05/02/2014 - 8:00pm to 05/18/2014 - 3:00pm 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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05/08/2014 - 7:30am
Colorbox trigger: Electronic Recycling Rally

Electronic Recycling Rally

Verizon Wireless aims to eliminate waste of all kinds at this special Electronic Recycling Rally. Bring your old phones, computers, cameras, and other electronics to help Verizon's efforts to keep the planet clean. The drive also accepts everyday recycling items, such as cans, bottles and plastics. Verizon WIreless, 2401 Mall Drive, North Charleston. Thursday, 7:30am-2:00pm. Free. (910)233-2466, verizonwireless.com

May 8, 2014 - 7:30am
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05/08/2014 - 6:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Conservation Gala

Conservation Gala

Environmental scientists and researchers work hard to keep the air, oceans, and land clean and safe. The South Carolina Aquarium’s annual gala provides the opportunity to honor and celebrate them with an evening that includes a cocktail reception, dinner, and an awards ceremony. This year’s honoree: Dr. Robert Ballard, the deep-sea explorer who discovered the Titanic. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Thursday, 6pm. $300. (843)579-8540, www.scaquarium.org/gala

May 8, 2014 - 6:00pm
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05/08/2014 - 7:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Preservation Party

Preservation Party

Big band music and swing dancing sets a glam scene for the Preservation Society of Charleston’s annual fundraiser for its Seven to Save program, which raises awareness and support for key preservation projects around town. One of those projects is Enston Memorial Hall (right), outside of which guests will party beneath a tent in 1940s style. Enston Memorial Hall, 900 King St. Thursday, 7-10 p.m. $85; $75 member. (843) 722-4630, preservationsociety.org

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05/08/2014 - 8:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys

Music Farm hosts this internationally renowned American Celtic punk band for a concert featuring songs from their latest album, SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD. Irish folk lyrics meet punk rock acoustics in this group of seven Boston men who sing about family, neighborhoods, honor, respect, roots, and remembering those who are gone. Their most famous hit, "Shipping Up to Boston" was featured in the Academy Award-winning movie The Departed. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Thursday, 8pm. $31. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com

May 8, 2014 - 8:00pm
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