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Sunday, May 18, 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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"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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05/02/2014 - 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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05/15/2014 - 8:00pm to 05/18/2014 - 3:00pm
Colorbox trigger: 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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05/15/2014 - 9:00pm to 05/18/2014 - 10:00pm
Colorbox trigger: 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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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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05/18/2014 - 2:00pm
Colorbox trigger: The Minimalists

The Minimalists

As a part of their 100-city world tour, Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus make an appearance at Blue Bicycle Books to talk about their journey of living life with less money, less stuff, and more meaning while also celebrating their new book “Everything That Remains.” The Minimalists have been featured on news outlets across the country such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, and NPR. The tour has already generated over 40,000 RSVPs. Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King Street. Sunday, 2pm. Free. (843) 722-2666, http://www.theminimalists.com/tour/

May 18, 2014 - 2:00pm
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05/18/2014 - 8:30pm
Colorbox trigger: The Felice Brothers

The Felice Brothers

New York-based folk rockers make their way to Charleston for a one of a kind show at the Pour House. This group has been hailed “the new starts of Americana” by SPIN, and has been closely covered by NPR since their beginning. With appearances at Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, and Coachella and tours with the Killers, Mumford and Sons, and Bright Eyes, this show is not one to miss. Must be 18+. The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Sunday, Doors 8:30; Showtime 9:30. $15. (843) 571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

May 18, 2014 - 8:30pm
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