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Thursday, May 29, 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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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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05/25/2014 - 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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05/28/2014 - 7:30pm to 05/29/2014 - 7:30pm
Colorbox trigger: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Columbia City Ballet presents one of Shakespeare's most celebrated comedies. Four young lovers and a troupe of actors find themselves tangled up in an argument between Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the forest. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.Wednesday and Thursday. Doors 6:30pm; 7:30pm. $35-$25. (843) 853-2252www.charlestonmusichall.com

May 28, 2014 - 7:30pm to May 29, 2014 - 7:30pm
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05/29/2014 - 7:30am
Colorbox trigger: The Testament of Mary

The Testament of Mary

The Testament of Mary is a lyrical and human portrait of a mother still awash in her grief and trying to come to terms with the meteoric rise to fame, and devastating and complex loss of her son. A 2013 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee for best play, this story is based on the award-winning novella by Colm Toibin. Sharon Graci stars as Mary in the regional premiere directed by Erin Wilson. Pure Theatre, 477 King St. Days & times vary. $26. (843) 724-7305, www.piccolospoleto.com

May 29, 2014 - 7:30am
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05/29/2014 - 5:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Uncorked: Wines of Austria

Uncorked: Wines of Austria

Enjoy an evening of fine wine all the way from Europe during this unique wine tasting. Food-friendly wines such as Blaufränkisch, Sankt Laurent and Welschriesling are some of the many Austrian samples you can taste. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd. Thursday, 5pm-8pm. $15. (843) 416-1240, www.southernseason.com/events

May 29, 2014 - 5:00pm
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05/29/2014 - 5:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Dangerous Creatures Book Tour at Blue Bicycle Books

Dangerous Creatures Book Tour at Blue Bicycle Books

As part of their nationwide Dangerous Creatures book tour, authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl of the #1 New York Times’ bestselling Beautiful Creatures series will be in Charleston for a book signing. Food, drink, giveaways, and live music by Dom Liberati will be present at the event. Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King Street. Thursday, 5pm-7pm. (843) 722-2666, www.yallfest.org

May 29, 2014 - 5:00pm
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05/29/2014 - 6:30pm
Colorbox trigger: Daniel Island 5K Happy Hour Series

Daniel Island 5K Happy Hour Series

Kick the mid-week blues and spend Thursday evenings running along the waterfront on tree-lined trails. Arrive early to shop the Daniel Island farmers market and stick around for the post-race after parties, held at rotating area watering holes. Locations vary. Thursday, 6:30pm. $20, $15 advance. www.onshoreracing.org

May 29, 2014 - 6:30pm
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