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Apr 26 – May 1 Week Updates

26 Apr

…check back here…adding more things to do…especially the Parks:

– Apr 26 6pm -9pm Hang Out and join the bandwagon with the Coastal Conservation League, at Midtown Bar & Grill 559 King St. Net proceeds from drinks goes to this great non-profit.

– Apr 27 6pm  Party at the Park – Adults – Joe Riley Stadium – music – benefit for Windwood Farm Home For Children.

– Apr 27 – May 1  Community Gardening with Park Angels <– find more details, times, and parks (Cannon Park is Apr 30 as well as May1 with CofC).

- Apr 28 Dining Out For Life – see details for which great restaurants donate net proceeds >25% to fight AIDS. 

- Apr 29,  10am -2pm (843)722-1644 YWCA, 106 Coming St. Stand Against Racism Celebration. Includes ACLU & NAACP, the League of Women Voters, the Charleston Jewish Federation, dancers from WO’SE of Charleston, and ethnic food, etc. Also Planned Parenthood, MUSC, Circulo Hispanoamericano de Charleston, and more community members.

- Apr 29 – May 7 North Charleston Arts Festival

- Apr 29 7-11pm Oxygen Ball “Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars” FUNdraising Party for the American Lung Association.

- Apr 29 ~ start at sunset ~6pm.  Movie at the Joe – watch “The Incredibles” at dark, but start off at 6pm with food, live shows with and for Kids to benefit Dee Norton Lowcountry Childrens Center. All ages!

- Apr 29 ~ come at sunset Movies in Marion Square – bring blankets & watch under the stars: “Ghost Bird” (non-fiction). Drinks & Food sold – some very healthy. Each Friday is a Non-Profit FUNDraiser Raffle for $1.  Friday is Coastal Conservation League, Mother Nature’s best advocates, show their local video winner, “My Day!” More details about Charleston City Paper & Sponsors. Walk-bike with Holy City Bike Co-op, they take donations, used bikes, tools…

Credits: Charleston City paper

– Apr 30 8am-2pm,  Farmers Market Marion Square. Very diverse – something for everyone.

Apr 30 10am – 2pm All Ages $10 FAM Jam at the Children’s Museum, 25 Ann St (843-853-8962) fun, live music, entertainment, activities, food, etc.

– Apr 30 Gibbes Museum of Art – world class exhibits.  10am – 1pm All Ages – Free for Community Day, held quarterly, hands-on art outreach programs, sponsored by Junior League of Charleston. Special performances by The 3 Dudes and Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Children’s Choir.

– Apr 30 11am-3pm, Charleston County Earth Day Festival celebrations, arts, science, & educational activities & booths, and promotions (waste-free)! All Ages, Free, games, prize drawings, music, etc. Park Circle, N.Charleston

– Apr 30, Do The Charleston! Swing Dance lessons between 6-8pm, then dance until 11pm.  Charleston Swing Dance Assoc.  Hazel Parker Center at 70 East Bay St.

– Apr 30 7pm “Preservation in Profile, The Preservation Party” Memminger Auditorium Benefit for the Preservation Society of – Exec. Dir. Evan Thompson should be another in a long line of great leaders to steer the great Charleston bandwagon…

– Apr 30 7pm  Park Circle Films – “Seven Days in Slow Motion” (All Ages) N.Charleston

– May 1 at 3pm The annual Yom HaShoah Memorial Tribute to Holocaust Survivors. at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Free and open to “Promote mutual respect for all peoples. To create goodwill and build community amongst all ethnicities…inspire people to take a stand for what is right.”

– May 1,  2-5pm The Spring Social Fundraiser for The Teacher’s Supply Closet. Tour homes and gardens South of Broad and hear great music including Leah Suarez, Charleton Singleton, Ron Wiltrout, as well as great food & drinks. $50 each, but the $100 VIP ticket also includes an after party at Gage Hall.  843-225-9895

– May 1 (date changed to May 1) 7-11pm  Jail Break! Join and support  The American College of the Building Arts in the Old City Jail, the Starving Artists, the ghosts, and the local band Entropy Ensemble, etc. Talk about off-the-grid…this is it! You got to see it or feel it to believe it… “this is not my beautiful house….”

Date changed to May 1!



Apr 19 – 24 Week Updates

20 Apr

Holy Happy Earth Days!! Get your MOJO working – Party with a Purpose!  Walk-bike to Nirvana! Things to do, things-to-do, WHOA are there ever things to…do it with Style, Do The Charleston, Make an Impact NOW!

–  Apr19 – 21  Solo Around World; Charleston’s Brad Won Leg4!! Welcome Brad Home -Seabreeze Marina! More Solo Racers Arriving!

– Apr 20 6:30 – 9:30 Spoleto Scene Kickoff Party at their HQ. Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today! Visionary young philanthropists underwrite Hi Art & cultural foundations for all. A little or a lot, step by step, now and into the future – that’s STYLE!

– Apr 21 Happy Earth Day!! 11am – 2pm Earth Day at the Horseshoe – MUSC

– Apr 21 Happy Earth Day!! 5pm -7pm World Class Panelists at King Street’s American Theater, “The Nature of Community Philanthropy,” including George Stevens, President, Coastal Community Foundation.

– Apr 21 Happy Earth Day!! 6:30pm iFive:K start/finish at the Maritime Center. Jog through historic Charleston, then, celebrate with music at sunset at the Harbor. The Charleston Digital Corridor is a magnet for creative & brainy talent to network, innovate, and FUNdraise for scholarships.

–  Apr 21,  Happy Earth Day!! 7-11pm at SC Aquarium – The Waterball! FUNdraiser for Charleston Waterkeeper, Cyrus Buffum. A Trendsetter that everyone is following: from grass roots to major Corporations; from Academia to Government; from school girls to the big boys; from little fishermen to femme fatale power brokers; sea turtles to Jonathan Livingston Seagull, etc. Style, Style everywhere and there is a drop to drink!

– Apr 22, Happy Earth Day!!  7-9pm Eco Fashion! (Did we mention Style? Nikki with Fields To Families; Tripp, John, Katie, Josef; …the limelight is growing at Michael Mitchell Gallery.

– Apr 22, Happy Earth Day!! 9pm at the Pour House with (experiential learning in nature for all students).

(“Bad Weather, postponed to later date”) Happy Earth Day!! ~ start at sunset ~8pm. Movies in Marion Square – bring blankets & watch under the stars: “Ghost Bird” (non-fiction). Drinks & Food sold – some very healthy. Each Friday is a Non-Profit FUNDraiser Raffle for $1.  Friday is Coastal Conservation League, Mother Nature’s best advocates, show their local video winner, “My Day!” More details about Charleston City Paper & Sponsors. Walk-bike with Holy City Bike Co-op, they take donations, used bikes, tools…

Credits: Charleston City paper

– Apr 22 & 23,  Happy Earth Day!! Clean & healthy! Do The Charleston! Swing Dance lessons between 6-8:30pm, then dance until 11pm.  Charleston Swing Dance Assoc.  Stephen’s lessons, dances, snacks, Fridays:

– Apr 23 Happy Earth Day!! 8am-2pm,  Farmers Market Marion Square. FUN, GO, something for everyone.

–  Apr 23 Happy Earth Day!! 10am – 3pm  Meet (DIG) your cool neighbors at The BoGarden!

–  Apr 23 Happy Earth Day!! Noon- 3pm Animal Enrichment Day at Charlestown Landing – New Sea Otter Display!

– Apr 23 Happy Earth Day!! noon-10pm You’ve got to GO! Read all about it –>  Charleston Dialecticon Read Brothers outdoor space, 539 King St

– Apr 23 Happy Earth Day!! 7pm  Park Circle Films – “Awake My Soul”  N.Charleston

Apr 12 – 17 Week Updates

11 Apr

…Apr 12 -17 Week Updates – check back here for more

– 2 Winners Josh & Felix! (WIN 2 Chances – 2 pairs of Free Tickets! Apr 10 -16 is National Volunteer Week! How did you do: hard, fun, educational, etc?  First 20 people who (1) leave a comment;  (2) Like our Facebook; (3) RT our Twitter Tweet;   (4) Follow our Twitter; (5)  Donate/Sponsor - Make an IMPACT NOW! For each (1-5) entry, you increase your chances 1-5 times to win Tickets to 2 shows below.

– WIN 1 pair of Free Tickets (see above) – Apr 15, 16, or 17  Sprouts Musical Comedy Theater for all ages, “PINOCCHIO” –> details,  Review & Trailer”YouTube Preview Image


–  Apr 15, 16, 17  East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival. Charleston is a world class destination for vast diverse year-round kayaking.

–  Apr 14-17  Charleston Race Week – Sailboat Extravaganza!


–  Apr 13, 5:30-7:30pm  Film, Media, and Visual Arts  2011 Graduate Exhibit & Info Night, Trident Tech Main Campus, Building 920 College Center. (843) 574-6852

–  Apr 13, 6-10pm Re-Nude: Celebrate the Body, at Eye Level Art, 103 Spring. Benefit for local . Nude Art for sale – all mediums – local artists. Also music by The Garage Cuban Band.

– Apr 15 ~ start at sunset ~8pm. Movies in Marion Square – bring blankets & watch under the stars: “How to Train Your Dragon” (PG). Drinks & Food sold – some very healthy. Each Friday is a Non-Profit FUNDraiser Raffle for $1.  Friday is Earth Force, empowers kids to help solve local environmental challenges. Charleston City Paper has all the details & Sponsors. Also, Holy City Bike Co-op takes donations, used bikes, tools…

Credits: Charleston City paper


–  Apr 16 – Charleston Farmers Market - Marion Square, 8am-2pm.  FUN, GO, something for everyone.

– Apr 16 – TWO  GALAS at the GAILLARD –  G1  &  G2  –  GoGo  &  GroGro:

– G1 – WIN 1 pair of Free Tickets (see above) –  Apr 16, 7pm,  Gaillard Auditorium, “Les Dangers de L’Amour: A Modern Day Caberet.” Contact Jenny for other classes (teen & adults), too at downtown studio: DanceFX 843.637.4722YouTube Preview Image

-G2 – Apr 16, 6-10pm – Amusement on the Avenue. Over 21 crowd at Gaillard Exhibit Hall to celebrate and FUNdraise for ParkAngels.

–  Apr 17, 10am - Sunday Brunch & Lecture “Opening Our Tents” with Rabbis Stephanie Alexander (KKBE) and Judy Schindler. Jewish outreach, changes, inclusivity, etc. College of Charleston, Stern Student Center ballroom 843-953-3894.

– Apr 17, 12noon Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC) and Charleston Jazz Orchestra behind the scenes documentary on Charleston Jazz past glory & current resurgence. On SC ETV (Apr17 rebroadcast from Apr14…it’s great!)


Review & Trailer: Sprouts Theater “Pinocchio” NOW PLAYING

10 Apr

Creative Spark, 757 Long Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant (843) 881-3780

PINOCCHIO, Sprouts Musical Theater – written, produced, directed by Stan Gill.

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Eden Teichman edited this trailer and is the lead role, Pinocchio. Eden is a 6th Grader majoring in Theater at School of the Arts (a Charleston’ public magnet).

–  Sprouts Theater – enticed to come to in Mt.Pleasant  -  Stan Gill, another Renaissance Man, could be in Seattle, Toronto, NY, London, etc, but “WE” got him <– so the world needs to come to Charleston to see Sprouts. Stan writes his own original successful “Sprouts Brand” of screenplays, music, and lyrics; Produces, Directs, acts, sings, designs/builds the sets; AND teaches & fosters his Sprouts’ Company of  loyal professionals: actors, & theater crew. Not just for kids (his cultured humor targets adults, for sure), his live theater has energizing chase scenes and engaging interplay with the audience –even AFTER the show!

2011 Copyright,, HiArtFilms, all rights reserved. Video shot by Merrick Teichman. OK to share video, but credit above.

Calling Artists: Submit Banner & Logo

8 Apr, is opening up to Artists to send in your submittals right away for our:
(a) Banner.
(b) Logo.

Select submittals will be posted along with open comments/replies. Depending on number and quality of submittals, contest hopefully will be expanded. In-kind sponsorship is available to credit artists on Sponsors & Donor Levels & Lists.

Read the web site to understand the inviting world class theme. The still-art submittals should engage and transcend Charleston & the World.

Submittals should include signed release and claims, so DoTheCharleston can further the mission.

Select Banners and Logos may appear on/at:
– website headers, side bars, footers, on main page, sub-pages, posts, etc.
– website, facebook, twitter, vimeo, etc.
– posters, business cards, post cards, caps, bags, patches, pins, etc.
– business docs, media, and promo items presented to Local & International funding sources including private philanthropists, corporate, government, schools, nonprofit supporters, donors, sponsors, etc.
– events, FUNdraisers, tours, etc.
– Hi Art Films RAW video, documentary shorts, full feature films, promos, trailers, etc.

Contact me with Questions.”

Review & Video: 2011 Fashion Week, “Fashion For A Cause”

1 Apr

– Check back for More Videos to be added – and follow updates: be a Fan/Like Facebook page and Twitter.

Click here for Review & Videos (3) <– 2011 Fashion Week Red Carpet with Emily Hearn & Mark Bryan, Ayoka, Mother-Daughters(Jen Snyder-Maddy Parnall)…

Brief exerpts:

“…The Hi Art Films RAW Video Interviews were shot by Charleston Public Academic Magnet 9th grader, Chloe Teichman… helped make a movie with a message, used fashion for a cause, and made an impact, now!

“…Fashion Week brings the world’s big stage to Charleston…A petite 15year-old faced a gutsy uphill battle amongst high flying jet-setters…

“… see the lift-off of more emerging Indies, designers, musicians, aspiring model’s daughters, and aspiring renaissance women...

“… Seeing her sparkle, these industry vets, aficionados, models, and Indies shared and passed on their secrets, tips, and good karma. Chloe helped probe and spotlight the culture and the trends; the industry and the opportunities; the people and the places



Mar 28 – Apr 3 Week “Updates”

28 Mar

“Under Construction,” check back (or Follow as a Fan on Facebook, tell friends, Twitter…

–  Walk – Bike Lane Over Ashley <–Details at  Click –> RESOLUTION Download, Print on your Letterhead. Sign, NOW, I’ll pick-up. CONTACT me to Make an IMPACT, NOW! Comment below; sign-up others; Facebook; Twitter; & Tweet —>

Downtown Bridges Across Ashley River. Copyright, do not use without written release.

–  Mar 28,  Public Hearing,  3:30-5:30 Charleston: How Bike-Friendly Do You Think It Is? <— Charleston Moves BLOG: “…Charleston City Councilman Mike Seekings wants everyone to come give YOUR viewpoint:  Is the city on the right track when it comes to managing ballooning bicycle traffic? And is Charleston good to pedestrians? Charleston City Hall.

2010 – 2011  Special Event!   —

Copyright onEdition. VELUX 5 OCEANS Skipper Brad Van Liew on his yacht, Le Pingouin

- WATCH  RACE!! <– Click here  (…wait, then on left click “Raceviewer;” then click “Replay Sprint 4″)

–  Mar 27 – mid Apr:  Charleston’s Brad Van Liew’s solo race from Brazil to Charleston!  Velux 5 Oceans Solo Sailboat Race Around the World. Click and WAIT for Brad’s  VIDEO to load, it’s awesome <– CONTACT me to sponsor.

- The Race Started Oct 2010, France to Cape Town, S.Africa. Then to Wellington, New Zealand. Then to Brazil. He has won all 3 legs do far. He will be the 1st US Sailboat racer to Solo Around the World for the 3rd time – and hopefully win again. More astronauts have been in space then solo sailers around the world – it is that challenging.

~ May 18 The Final leg will race out of Charleston and arrive France mid June.

– In Charleston, Brad Van Liew was the Exec. Dir. of and the Spirit of SC Tall Ship – they empower > 7000 students to broaden horizons!


–  Mar 28,  7 – 8:30pm, College of Charleston  –  Jewish Studies Center: The Promised Land? Slavery, Freedom, and Southern Jews” by Stuart Rockoff. Lecture Series, “Food for Thought,” a stellar lineup of leading speakers discuss impacts on Jewish – African American relations after the war… Series preceded by desserts and coffee. Free/public. 96 Wentworth (843) 953-5682 (Room: Arnold Hall).

–  Mar 29,  7 – 9pm, College of Charleston  –  Jewish Studies Center: Contemporary Israeli Cinema: Yossi and Jagger: Multiple awards…two lovers, set on the border of Israel and Lebanon. Hebrew instructor Tsipi Wagner leads discussion after. Movies are Hebrew with English subtitles. Free/public. 96 Wentworth (843) 953-5682 (Room: Arnold Hall).

–  Weekly Dances, Lessons, Events –> Charleston Swing Dance Assoc.

–  Apr 1,  7:30pm, Stephen’s lessons, dances, snacks, Fridays:

–  Apr  2,   Cooper River Bridge RUN – They raise worldwide awareness for their sponsored Non-Profits, as well as FUNdraising.


–  Family Circle Cup “Tennis in the City”

–  Apr  2 – 10,  Family Circle Cup TENNIS on Daniel Island. Tuesday night Apr 5, celebrate Charleston’s  ”Best Tennis Town” USTA  Award of $100,000 for programs & facilities. Click here for Website Details…also note–> “Tennis in the City,” a 1-day fun outreach clinic for urban youth which includes WTA Tour & local tennis pros and also college & high school tennis teams. Both Venus & Serena Williamshave brought World Class tennis to downtown Charleston, including exciting personal instruction for underprivileged urban kids ages 5 – 18, fostering urban tennis for a lifetime.