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Saturday, May 17, 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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Twentieth Century 05/15/2014 - 8:00pm to 05/18/2014 - 3:00pm Twentieth Century

Twentieth Century

The Footlight Players present their newest comedy, Twentieth Century. Enjoy an evening of laughter and old-fashioned fun during this local production. The Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $30-20. (843) 722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

May 15, 2014 - 8:00pm to May 18, 2014 - 3:00pm
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Home Team BBQ’s Sullivan’s Island Celebrates Five Years 05/15/2014 - 9:00pm to 05/18/2014 - 10:00pm Home Team BBQ’s Sullivan’s Island Celebrates Five Years

Home Team BBQ’s Sullivan’s Island Celebrates Five Years

To celebrate their five-year anniversary, Home Team BBQ of Sullivan’s Islands presents a special weekend of fun and food for everyone to enjoy. Events include Gamechanger Pints and Pork Platters for $5 a piece and various musicians such as Stewart & Winfield and Jordan Igoe. Home Team BBQ, 2209 Middle St. Thursday-Sunday, times vary. Prices vary. (843) 883-3131, www.hometeambbq.com

May 15, 2014 - 9:00pm to May 18, 2014 - 10:00pm
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"Worthless Matter" 05/16/2014 - 10:00am to 06/28/2014 - 6:00pm "Worthless Matter"

"Worthless Matter"

Through her drawings, sculptures, and installations, artist Hollis Hammonds explores consumerist culture by examining accumulation, hoarding, and collecting. When she survived a house fire in her teens, the remaining piles of burnt keepsakes represented to her the worthlessness of superficial possessions. Today, her post-apocalyptic illustrations deal with memory, material consumption, waste, catastrophe, and superficial loss. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

May 16, 2014 - 10:00am to June 28, 2014 - 6:00pm
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05/17/2014 - 8:00am
Colorbox trigger: Bulls Bay Nature Festival

Bulls Bay Nature Festival

Dedicate a day to learning about nature in South Carolina at this family-friendly festival. Participants celebrate the outdoors with activities for all ages including fishing and guided nature walks. Pre-registration is required for most events. Sewee Vistors Center, 5821 North Hwy. 17, Awendaw. Saturday, activity times vary. Prices vary. (843)928-3368, www.bullsbaynaturefestival.org

May 17, 2014 - 8:00am
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05/17/2014 - 9:00am
Colorbox trigger: Push Up & Up Challenge

Push Up & Up Challenge

 Founded here in the Lowcountry, Push Up & Up aims to raise money and awareness for dropout prevention among high school students. Put your strength to the test in the competitive team push-up contest, or join in the open team competition for a more fun, relaxed challenge. Marion Square, corner of King & Calhoun sts. Saturday, 9am-noon. $25. (843)882-7444, www.pushupandup.org

May 17, 2014 - 9:00am
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05/17/2014 - 9:00am
Colorbox trigger: Walk to Cure Arthritis

Walk to Cure Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation

The Walk to Cure Arthritis aims to raise funds and awareness for the leading cause of disability in the nation. Participants can walk the one-mile or three-mile courses, and the Arthritis Foundation provides information and activities for the whole family, pets included. The event is free, but donations are encouraged. Stono Shelter at James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Saturday, 9am. Free. (843)686-7399, www.walktocurearthritischarleston.org

May 17, 2014 - 9:00am
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05/17/2014 - 10:00am to 05/18/2014 - 5:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Sculpture in the South Show & Sale

Sculpture in the South Show & Sale

Summerville's Permanent Public Structure Program

Whether you're an art enthusiast or first-time buyer, this collection features a range of originals sure to appeal to all artistic tastes. Consistently recognized as one of the premier outdoor arts events in South Carolina, the Sculpture in the South Show & Sale brings over 35 local and national sculptors to Summerville for the weekend-long spectacle. Proceeds from the event benefit Summerville's Permanent Public Sculpture Program, which provides artwork for the community. Azalea Park, 105 West 5th S St., Summerville. Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm. $7 weekend; $5 one day; free for students. (843)851-7800, www.sculptureinthesouth.com

May 17, 2014 - 10:00am to May 18, 2014 - 5:00pm
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05/17/2014 - 10:00am
Colorbox trigger: Alligator Adventure

Alligator Adventure

Learn more about this keystone species that inhabits the Lowcountry. Join the adventurous search for alligators at Wannamaker County Park and put your fears aside while you separate fact from fiction and see why these reptiles are so important to our ecosystem. Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. Saturday, 10am. $9; $7 Charleston County resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

May 17, 2014 - 10:00am
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05/17/2014 - 10:00am
Colorbox trigger: Mixson Farmer's Market

Mixson Farmer's Market

Park Circle natives craving fresh seasonal produce don't need to head far from home this summer, as Mixson Market and GrowFood Carolina bring local goods to this vibrant neighborhood every Saturday morning. Over 50 local vendors dole out fresh fruits, veggies, and other goods, while live musicians entertain the crowd. Mixson Market, 4338 McCarthy St., North Charleston. Saturday, 10am-3pm. Free. (843)471-2850, find Mixson Farmer’s Market on Facebook

May 17, 2014 - 10:00am
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05/17/2014 - 2:00pm
Colorbox trigger: DIY Festival

DIY Festival

Novice crafters and experienced artisans alike are welcome at the first annual DIY Festival, organized by the Charleston County Public Library. The event promotes creativity and innovation through interactive booths, live music, youth activity stations, and lectures. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Saturday, 2-5pm. Free. (843)805-6801, www.ccpl.org

May 17, 2014 - 2:00pm
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05/17/2014 - 7:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Local Motion Party Band

Local Motion Party Band

Shaggin’ on the Cooper River Dance Series continues this summer at the Mount Pleasant Pier for Local Motion Party Band. Kick back and enjoy the start of the summer season with this popular live beach music and shag event. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd. Saturday, 7pm. $10; $8 for Charleston County residents. (843) 795- 4386, www.CharlestonCountyParks.com/shaggin

May 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
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05/17/2014 - 7:30pm
Colorbox trigger: Jeanne Robertson: The FABulously Funny Tour

Jeanne Robertson: The FABulously Funny Tour

Laugh the night away with Jeanne Robertson, the 70-year-old, six-foot-two, former Miss North Carolina in her hilarious renditions of everyday life. The show is wholesome entertainment designed to please the entire family. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday. Doors 7pm; 8pm. $55-$35 (843) 853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

May 17, 2014 - 7:30pm
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05/17/2014 - 9:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Nature Boy Explorer at the Sparrow

Nature Boy Explorer at the Sparrow

Enjoy an evening of music about an eclectic range of subjects—you'll hear lyrics about love, lobotomies, death, dirty politicians, and more from this Fredericksburg, Virginia-based group known for their wit and pop sensibility. Nature Boy Explorer is sure to be an entertainment to all. The Sparrow, 1078 E. Montague Ave, North Charleston. Saturday, 9pm. Free. (843) 744-7753, www.natureboyexplorer.com

May 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
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