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Wednesday, May 14, 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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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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05/14/2014 - 7:30am
Colorbox trigger: Youth Fishing Rodeo at Sewee Ponds

Youth Fishing Rodeo at Sewee Ponds

Children ages 6-16 can enjoy the day fishing at Sewee pond and making fish art t-shirts at this fun, family-friendly event. Make sure to register before June 10. Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center, 5821 Highway 17 North, Awendaw. Saturday, 7:30am. Free. (843) 928-3368, www.fws.gov/seweecenter

May 14, 2014 - 7:30am
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05/14/2014 - 5:30pm
Colorbox trigger: Dance Under the Stars

Dance Under the Stars

People with special needs, along with their families and friends, are invited to a magical night of dancing and fun on the Mount Pleasant Pier at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Hang out with a stilt walker and enjoy a DJ at this circus-themed event. Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. $5; $4 member. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

May 14, 2014 - 5:30pm
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05/14/2014 - 6:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Spring Wednesday Wine Strolls

Spring Wednesday Wine Strolls

Sample Old and New World wine vintages while strolling through the elegant gardens of Middleton Place amid blooming hydrangeas and magnolias. The stroll takes place in a different garden each week, offering guests a new adventure with each visit. As the days get longer, extend your trip with dinner at the Middleton Place Restaurant, known for its traditional Lowcountry plantation fare. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Wednesday, 6-8pm. $25 door; $20 online; $5 discount for member. (843)556-6020, www.middletonplace.org

May 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
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05/14/2014 - 7:30pm
Colorbox trigger: Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at the Charleston Battery

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at the Charleston Battery

The Charleston Battery hosts the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup versus PDL’s Panama City Beach Pirates at Blackbaud Stadium. Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Dr. Wednesday, 7:30pm. $5-10. (843) 971-4625, www.charlestonbattery.com

May 14, 2014 - 7:30pm
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