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Sunday, May 25, 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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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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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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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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05/23/2014 - 10:00am to 05/25/2014 - 6:00pm
Colorbox trigger: 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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05/23/2014 - 6:00pm to 05/25/2014 - 9:00pm
Colorbox trigger: 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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05/23/2014 - 7:00pm to 05/25/2014 - 3:00pm
Colorbox trigger: 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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05/23/2014 - 7:00pm to 05/25/2014 - 3:00pm
Colorbox trigger: 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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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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05/25/2014 - 11:00am
Colorbox trigger: Bazaar at the Point

Bazaar at the Point

This free, community event focused on locally sourced products, arts, and crafts provides a fun, family-friendly atmosphere every fourth Sunday of the month beginning in April with a variety of local vendors to check out. Specialty food and drinks, live music, and crafts are only a few of the many activities you’ll experience. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. 20 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant. Sunday, 11am-2pm. Free. (888) 856-0028, www.charlestonharborresort.com

May 25, 2014 - 11:00am
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05/25/2014 - 5:00pm to 05/29/2014 - 6:30pm
Colorbox trigger: Gwilym Simcock

Gwilym Simcock

Be charmed by British pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock during this Spoleto Festival performance. Named at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards as 2007’s Jazz Musician of the Year, Simcock smoothly transitions between jazz and classical music in his compositions. Simons Center Recital Hall, College of Charleston, 54 St. Philip St. Sunday-Thursday, times vary. $40; $36 student/senior/military. (843)579-3100, www.spoletousa.org

May 25, 2014 - 5:00pm to May 29, 2014 - 6:30pm
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05/25/2014 - 10:00pm
Colorbox trigger: O-Ku Annual Kick-Off to Summer Party

O-Ku Annual Kick-Off to Summer Party

Pull out your whites and start the summer in style at O-Ku’s Annual White Party. Enjoy drink specials, passed hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ Y-Not, free swag, and much more. Also be sure to look your best because there will be a contest for the best dressed male and female in all white with the winners in both categories receiving $200 a piece. O-Ku, 463-A King St. Sunday, 10pm. (843) 737-0112, www.o-kusushi.com

May 25, 2014 - 10:00pm
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