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Saturday, May 24, 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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"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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Doo Wops and Beauty Shops 05/22/2014 - 3:00pm to 07/06/2014 - 3:00pm Doo Wops and Beauty Shops

Doo Wops and Beauty Shops

This mash up sketch comedy and musical bringing you songs from the 50s and 60s is sure to bring you to your feet. Presented by 34 West Theater Company, Doo Wops and Beauty Shops will have you movin’ and groovin’. 34 West Theater Company, 200 Meeting Street. May 22- July 6, showtimes vary. $25. (843) 901-9343, www.34west.org

May 22, 2014 - 3:00pm to July 6, 2014 - 3:00pm
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My Cousin Rachel 05/22/2014 - 8:00pm to 06/08/2014 - 3:30pm My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel

Philip Ashley’s wealthy guardian dies unexpectedly, and he’s suspicious of his cousin’s widow, Rachel. While investigating, Philip falls madly in love with her and must decide if she is a grieving widow or a conniving murderer. See what happens in the humorous whodunit melodrama put on by Dublin’s Gate Theatre as part of this year’s Spoleto Festival USA. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Days & times vary. $105-$35. (843)579-3100, www.spoletousa.org

May 22, 2014 - 8:00pm to June 8, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Piccolo Spoleto 2014 Juried Outdoor Art Exhibition 05/23/2014 - 10:00am to 06/07/2014 - 6:00pm Piccolo Spoleto 2014 Juried Outdoor Art Exhibition

Piccolo Spoleto 2014 Juried Outdoor Art Exhibition

Make your way to Marion Square any day during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival to view the works of award-winning South Carolina artists. Marion Square, 329 Meeting St. Monday-Thursday, 10am-5pm; Friday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)724-7305, www.piccolospoleto.com

May 23, 2014 - 10:00am to June 7, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Gullah Festival 05/23/2014 - 10:00am to 05/25/2014 - 6:00pm Gullah Festival

Gullah Festival

Each year since 1986, visitors and residents of Beaufort have gathered to celebrate the history, customs, cultures, language, and accomplishments of African Americans in the Lowcountry. Join the festivities and experience a display of traditional Gullah music, food, and crafts. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy live outdoor performances. Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Rd., Beaufort. Friday-Sunday, times & prices vary; free for child under 13. (843)525-0628, www.gullahfestival.org

May 23, 2014 - 10:00am to May 25, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Memorial Day Weekend Concert Series 05/23/2014 - 6:00pm to 05/25/2014 - 9:00pm Memorial Day Weekend Concert Series

Memorial Day Weekend Concert Series

Relax and enjoying a leisurely weekend at Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island with a Memorial Day Weekend Concert Series consisting of Java on the 23rd, Suckerpunch on the 24th, and Gracious Day on the 25th. Barrier Island Marine will also have their latest boats on display at the event. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Freshfields Village, 149 Village Green Ln, Johns Island. Friday-Sunday, 6pm-9pm. Free. 843-768-6491, www.freshfieldsvillage.com/events

May 23, 2014 - 6:00pm to May 25, 2014 - 9:00pm
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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 05/23/2014 - 7:00pm to 05/25/2014 - 3:00pm Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

This contemporary ballet company—in town for this highly anticipated Spoleto performance—is known for its wildly talented dancers and distinct variations of daring choreography. TD Arena, 66 George St. Friday, 7pm; Saturday & Sunday, 3pm. $70-$30. (843)579-3100, www.spoletousa.org

May 23, 2014 - 7:00pm to May 25, 2014 - 3:00pm
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El Nino 05/23/2014 - 7:00pm to 05/30/2014 - 7:30pm El Nino

El Nino

Spend an evening at the opera and encounter a unique view of the nativity story. Spotlighting the voices of the women involved, composer John Adams explores the birth of Christ while director John La Bouchardière pulls his inspiration from plays used by Franciscan monks to spread the story of Christianity. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Days & times vary. $85-$25. (843)579-3100, www.spoletousa.org

May 23, 2014 - 7:00pm to May 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
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A Simple Space 05/23/2014 - 7:00pm to 05/27/2014 - 7:00pm A Simple Space

A Simple Space

Spoleto Festival USA brings Australian acrobatic ensemble Gravity & Other Myths to Charleston for a once-in-a-lifetime show. Watch as seven acrobats commit unimaginable feats and send the audience into an awestruck trance. Emmett Robinson Theatre, College of Charleston, 54 St. Philip St. Friday-Tuesday, times vary. $70-$37. (843)579-3100, www.spoletousa.org

May 23, 2014 - 7:00pm to May 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
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Emmett Robinson Theatre
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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 05/23/2014 - 7:00pm to 05/25/2014 - 3:00pm Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

"Take a deep breath, because Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is going to take your breath away," boasts The Washington Post. This contemporary ballet company is known for wildly talented dancers and distinct variations of daring choreography that will make you lose yourself in the awe-inspiring performance at this year's Spoleto Festival. TD Arena, 66 George St. Friday, 7pm; Saturday-Sunday, 3pm. $70-$30. (843)579-3100, www.spoletousa.org

May 23, 2014 - 7:00pm to May 25, 2014 - 3:00pm
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The Three Muskateers 05/23/2014 - 8:00pm to 06/08/2014 - 3:00pm The Three Muskateers

The Three Muskateers

Join Porthos, Athos, and Aramis for the adventure of a lifetime in this adaptation of The Three Muskateers by Flowertown Players' own Jason Olson. Fight evil with the best and learn the meaning of "all for one and one for all" this month at the historic James F. Dean Theatre in Summerville. James F. Dean Theatre, 133 S Main St., Summerville. Thursday-Friday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm.. (843)875-9251, www.flowertownplayers.org

May 23, 2014 - 8:00pm to June 8, 2014 - 3:00pm
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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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05/24/2014 - 8:00am
Colorbox trigger: Lowcountry Splash

Lowcountry Splash

Dive into doing good with the annual Lowcountry Splash. The event offers both a five-mile and 2.4-mile swim, so participants of varying abilities can race in the Wando River and Charleston Harbor. The Splash benefits the Logan Rutledge Children’s Foundation’s initiatives to promote the health and welfare of children in the Lowcountry. Hobcaw Yacht Club, 180 Hobcaw Dr., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 8am. $65-$55. (843)884-7880, www.lowcountrysplash.com

May 24, 2014 - 8:00am
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05/24/2014 - 9:00am
Colorbox trigger: World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day

On May 23, World Turtle Day provides occasion for honoring our state reptile. The South Carolina Aquarium invites families to visit during a two-day celebration of this international holiday that includes a display of terrapins making tracks on canvas with non-toxic paint, talks from various turtle groups, and tours of the museum’s turtle hospital. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Saturday & Sunday, 9am-6pm. $25; $15 child under 13. (843)577-3474, www.scaquarium.org

May 24, 2014 - 9:00am
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05/24/2014 - 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 24, 2014 - 10:00am
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05/24/2014 - 10:00am
Colorbox trigger: Behind the Garden Gate

Behind the Garden Gate

Wrought-iron gates and ivy-covered walls conceal some of Charleston’s most charming gardens and secret sanctuaries. Spoleto Festival USA teams up with the Charleston Horticultural Society and The Garden Conservancy, offering the unique opportunity to view these enchanting oases on a self-guided tour. Both weekends feature nine different gardens scattered around the peninsula and Mount Pleasant. Grab your tickets fast—last year’s inaugural event sold out. Locations vary. Saturday, 10am. $65. (843)579-3100, www.spoletousa.org

May 24, 2014 - 10:00am
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05/24/2014 - 12:00pm
Colorbox trigger: First Flush FesTEAval

First Flush FesTEAval

This music fest at Charleston Tea Plantation always boasts a great lineup, but they may have outdone themselves this year by snagging The Avett Brothers as headliners. You can catch many other acts, including Stop Light Observations, Tyler Boone Band, and Ben Fagan and the Holy City Hooligans, on three stages. Food, drinks, and tours of the tea factory add to the fun. Charleston Tea Plantation, 6617 Maybank Hwy., Wadmalaw Island. Saturday, noon doors; 1 p.m. music. $45; $37.50 advance. (843) 471-2779, charlestonteaplantation.com

May 24, 2014 - 12:00pm
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05/24/2014 - 3:30pm to 05/25/2014 - 3:30pm
Colorbox trigger: Conversations With

Conversations With

CBS correspondent Martha Teichner leads intimate conversations with some of this year's Spoleto Festival USA artists and performers about their creative processes and their experiences at the Festival. Saturday highlights Tony Award-winner Garry Hynes, director of Kát'a Kabanová, while Sunday features both Ong Keng Sen, director of Facing Goya, and Orchestra Conductor John Kennedy. Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Saturday & Sunday, 3:30pm. Free. (843)579-3100, www.spoletousa.org

May 24, 2014 - 3:30pm to May 25, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Charleston Library Society
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05/24/2014 - 5:00pm
Colorbox trigger: CSO Gospel Choir: Until Next Time: A Tribute to Sadie Green Ogelsby

CSO Gospel Choir: Until Next Time: A Tribute to Sadie Green Ogelsby

As a part of the 2014 Spoleto Festival USA, CSO (Charleston Symphony Orchestra) Gospel Choir presents a concert theme honoring Sadie Green Oglesby, local African-American television pioneer who became the first black person to host a television program in Charleston with WCSC Live-5 News. CSO Gospel Choir is a culturally diverse choir and performs gospels, spirituals, and sacred music for annual events throughout the Lowcountry and Southeast. Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun Street. Saturday, 5pm. $21 adults, $11 seniors/students with ID. (843) 720-3819, www.piccolospoleto.com

May 24, 2014 - 5:00pm
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05/24/2014 - 6:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Family Night at the Charleston Battery

Family Night at the Charleston Battery

Spend Memorial Day weekend with loved ones while enjoying a Hebrew National Hot Dog and a Firework Spectacular after the game. Family Packs consisting of four tickets, four sodas, and four hot dogs for only $30 are a great deal offered during this event. Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Dr. Saturday, 6pm. (843) 971-4625, www.charlestonbattery.com

May 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
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05/24/2014 - 6:30pm
Colorbox trigger: SOS Memorial Day Party

SOS Memorial Day Party

Share Our Suzy (SOS) raises funds for cancer patients so they can focus on recovery and not worry about financial stress. At this event benefitting SOS, enjoy performances by Indecision and 5 Way Friday as well as food and drinks. Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, Hallman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. Saturday, 6:30pm. $50, $35 advance. (843) 410-7970, www.shareoursuzy.org

May 24, 2014 - 6:30pm
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05/24/2014 - 7:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Southeastern Beard & Moustache Championship

Southeastern Beard & Moustache Championship

Think your beard is boss? Compete for bragging rights against contestants from all over the country in categories including sideburns, goatee, and women’s artificial. Sponsored by the Holy City Beard & Moustache Society, the event aims to raise money for Lowcountry Women with Wings, which provides education and support services to women with ovarian cancer and their families. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Saturday, 7pm doors; 8pm show. $20 competitor; $10 spectator. www.musicfarm.com

May 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
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05/24/2014 - 7:30pm
Colorbox trigger: Kate & Sam are Not Breaking Up

Kate & Sam are Not Breaking Up

Hollywood’s hottest young couple and fantasy film franchise stars have decided to split up for good, however the press and the public do not take their breakup so well. One super fan decides to take the matter into his own hands, kidnapping the couple and holding them hostage until they get back together. Hilarity and insanity ensues in this terrifying and sometimes bloody comedy as What If? Productions take audiences on a wild ride. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84½ Society St. Saturday and Thursday 7:30pm, Friday 9pm, Sunday 7pm. $20 adults, $15 students. (704) 996-7037, www.piccolospoleto.com

May 24, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Threshold Repertory Theatre
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