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Stars, Social Entrepreneurs Everywhere!

9 Apr

Sparking Charleston & the World (check back for many more updates)

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–  Stars, Filmmakers, and Social Entrepreneurs Everywhere! SEE below Previews and REVIEWS: “Everyone Should Come!” join us now at these events (don’t wait for Reviews to see what you missed)!!

 Apr 3 from 4-5pm Join Envision SC at Coastal Community Foundation, first Thursday each month (contact me for info or to attend).

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– Apr 3 from 4-6 Join Power Networking with The Lowcountry Business Network, The Harbor Accelerator Team and Mount Pleasant Business at Triangle Char & Bar Mt. Pleasant. Happy Hour Drink Specials & Free appetizers.

– Apr 8  TEDxCharleston:  Visionary Social Entrepreneurs create ripple effects from here and beyond (hey this is just like DoTheCharleston.com sparks Charleston and the world. See our Mission/Purpose for the last 3 years. Our call to action to join us is working!). The pie is growing for all. Business, Science, and ART that’s engaging and transforming.

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– Apr 9, from 6 – 7:30 Will Marre Lecture: “Start with Nothing, Save the World, and Make a Fortune.” An exciting lecture at College of Charleston Business School. REVIEW: Will can explain brain science to the common person, woahhh! Use your brain, duh. Ahhhh, but “after” you meditate for 5 min when you wake up, at lunch, and right before you go in a stressful situation. Also, play after work, do the Charleston, walk, yoga, surf, or whatever makes you happy. Eureka, an epiphany, it’s brain science and now you know. So transcend, join all of us, and save the world (make it better – and Charleston, too)! Everyone’s doin it, just sayin.”

– Apr 9-13 Dig South – See presentations, interactive events, pitches, and a lot of networking. Plenty of Social Entrepreneurs(they’re everywhere), geniuses(yep), Investors (I hope I get touched by an Angel), 650 companies, and 5000 attendees. The President of College of Charleston hosts Happy Hour (the Bailey’s Irish Cream rises to the top). Like, Comment, and Share Updates on Facebook. (Free passes to Finale at The Alley, 4-6pm. Party & games go till midnight Saturday night.)

REVIEWS: “Dig South, Everyone Should Come!”  Join us now at these events (don’t wait for Reviews to see what you missed)I invited a friend, Travis, and bam, he was awe-struck : “after talking to startup Pitchman at @EataBit (Text Restaurant Orders), and social entrepreneur, Debbie Mohr, my mind was racing. I have talk some more, I have to come Friday & Saturday.”  See Will Marre’s Review above! DuMore Improv’s session interacted with all attendees to “Tell Their Story” especially in your pitch (15 to 30 seconds or 2 minutesand…the story’s more memorable & sticks! Frame it (what’s in it for the listener, investor) and call-them-to action. Done. I tried it, and it works!

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–  April 9 – 13  Charleston International Film Festival Including Documentary Filmmakers, who showcase Social Entrepreneurs!! 2014 is as exciting as ever, stay tuned for Reviews (Like, Comment, and Share Updates on HiArtFilms Facebook.  (Also go Look Back at 2013 Full Reviews – Excerpt “Around the world in 5 days…brilliant, as in illuminating…Peachers showed us where there’s a world there’s a way…got down to earth with filmmakers, producers…more than just Film…shine like a star…” Free! Say “DoTheCharleston Dinner Party” to get FREE Tickets to Sat 8pm Short FIlms Block at Charleston Music Hall -plus- FREE Tickets to Afterparty!

REVIEWS: “CIFF, Everyone Should Come!”  Join us now at these events (don’t wait for Reviews to see what you missed). I invited many friends, and of course received many, “Thanks, we want to come again.” And, of course made new friends…big surprise, not.  The Opening Street Party and Red Carpet, and “Draft Day” screening were on a Grand scale.

Films: “Stop Light Observations: Smilers of the Night” This music video created flickering beams of fire in the dark shadows throughout the set. The dark shadows in the characters then locked eyes with us all in the theatre. Bursts of fire made other characters wear shades. Some lit-up their chest and some damsels in distress hung suspended in the light of the moon. The cinematography brought them, the props, and the sets, out of the screen and blended with the cool music to light up the dark theater. The best part of CIFF so far? The Q&A, when LA Director, Lloyd, and Charleston Producer, Gorlitsky answered the question the same way,”nailing the design, so everything after falls in place…because…the collaboration was bonding.” LA + Charleston = world class = 5 Stars. Of course we went to the after party with them till…

Audiences eager for Q&A with Filmmakers. Photo by Timothy Burnham.

Films: “White Shoe” had textured props & sets with crisp yet soothing color spectrums. Lighting hues, camera swoops, and depth of field “looked like” 3-D. It was a 5-star lush story-book musical peek (no words). “The Hero” was apropos with a very young girl’s cute cute yoga indoctrination of her back-woods daddy (that’s our Mission! So of course, 5-star). “Me + Her” was the epitome of out of the box. Literally, go to the dictionary, look up “out of the box film,” and this is the definition. A story (no words needed) that used the international language of visuals and music. See the film? $10. See the whole block (included in the $10). Film steals the genre? More than 5-star…priceless.

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2014 Red Carpet

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Apr 23Free, RSVP: Special screening, “MisLEAD”, a passionate Documentary Movie with a call-to-action to curb the epidemic poisoning 1 in 3 US children. ADD/ADHD/Autism – wonder why? Test your children and school/home renovations especially with the preservation in Charleston. Charleston Music Hall, 7-10pm, including Q&A after with Director & world leading advocate, Tamara Rubin. She’s a sharp spearhead piercing overwhelming problems to incorporate a myriad of solutions. REVIEW: “An overwhelming film filled with passion from all walks of life: children, parents, teachers, experts, politicians, on and on. So many appalling facts, and yet so little action to help educate, urge, and enforce the prevention and the unfortunate aftermath of lead poisoning. The interactive Q&A kept everyone glued to their seats – thanks to the panel: Director, Tamara Rubin; Special Family Resource Exec Dir Mindy Allen; as well as health care and legal experts, too.” Share it on Facebook.

ARTicles: Jan – Feb

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Win Free Tours at our Facebook(s) <– Like & Share!!  “DoTheCharleston.com Tours” cultural, ARTsy, personalized for you. 5 star Service day or night. Call last minute – better to reserve in advance. Mark Jones – the Most Knowledgeable, Experienced, Licensed Full Time Guide, & Prolific Author (Mark Jones wrote “Doin’ The Charleston”). Details, numbers to Call, Text, Rates. 

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Jan 14 “The Art & Heart of Philanthropy” at the 5 star Sanctuary at Kiawah (Missed it? Then support DoTheCharleston.com to far better Preview, REVIEW (stay tuned), and fuel our HiArtFilms to broadcast & fire-up all walks of life to join with your Arts, your Hearts, and your Philanthropy – today, tomorrow, and forever!

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– Jan 31, 7pm,  Spoleto Festival USA’s Gala & Auction. World Class Party for a Purpose! Come join us on the dance floor with Cuban Salsa dancing to cuban jazz artist Gino Castillo and the Charleston Jazz Collective. Get in on the action during the live auction – bid on unmissable events, exclusive dinners, travel tours around the world, more. Join us at the beautifully restored Memminger Auditorium. (Click here for an extra wonderful online auction) $1500 tables or $150 Tickets –> SpoletoUSA.org or (843) 579-3100YouTube Preview Image

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– Feb 1, 7pm, Charleston Music Hall’s Anniversary Benefit for The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art – The concert by Charleston’s nationally acclaimed mix of musicians is fitting to honor the Halsey’s 30th Anniversary (on Groundhog Day)! The exclusive and rare combination of headline musicians include Bill Carson, Charlton Singleton, Ron Wiltrout, and many more! VIPs’ get an after-party cast-party with the musician. Tickets $15 to $50VIPs.  Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 12.17.51 PM

 

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ARTicles – Dec 2013

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Angela Mack, Exec Director, Gibbes Museum. Leonard Lauder, Charman of BOD, Whitney Museum of America. DoTheCharleston.com copyright 2013

– Dec 31 New REVIEW: “Greatness!” That’s what I call, last but not least. Dec 31 is the last day to do something, better, to give back in 2013. Easy: join us, we spark hearts; simply click a mouse; Like and Share it; light and fuel it; and let’s set Charleston and the world on fire today, throughout 2014, and on and on. “Greatness,” is the last word, the crescendo, the take away, the “if you remember only one thing remember this: Greatness!” It’s inspiring and rings true today, tomorrow, and on and on. Greatness was the last word emblazoned from the inspirational Philanthropy Week Nov 2013. It was joyously announced by Leonard Lauder, Estée Lauder haute couture Tycoon (thanks to his wife, married 52 years, who fled the Holocaust). That’s what I call, fashion for a cause, for Greatness! He is a steadfast Mogul, better, a proven visionary, collaborator, inspirer, motivator, fundraiser, philanthropist, art preserver, BOD (The Whitney Museum of America), spearhead, and more – that’s what I call a mensch, better, Greatness! Such Great fortune (thanks to Lasley Stever) to get a ticket to the standing-room only nonprofit Gibbes Museum Distinguished Lecture Series, to hear his formula, his wisdom, and to rub elbows with him and others that will lead to Greatness (that’s what I call a photo-op, thanks to Gibbes Executive Director, Angela Mack). He says he’s not an art collector, he doesn’t enjoy owning art for just him. He coins the term, “art preserver,” to pass the baton to nonprofit museums to preserve, for all of us to enjoy. Better, he shares his formula, so we all will be a part of the formula, the process, and the result. We all can be a mensch, better, Greatness! He inspires us all to “share the wealth with others.” From a $250 nonprofit donation, to corporate sponsorships, to his $1billon+ gifts of Picasso and Braque paintings to other nonprofit museums like The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NewYork, MoMA, and the world. Better, this goes on and on. Everyone is inspired to do their part and relish in taking ownership, so we all share in the wealth, the art preservation, Greatness! Past visionaries proved to preserve the past for us to enjoy. Now it’s your turn to toast the New Year and joyously give back and preserve what you love for our kids’ kids to enjoy, and on and on. That’s what I call, parties for a purpose, for Greatness!  Better, for our kids to see our example, to party for a purpose (since they aren’t 21, that’s what I call Edutainment, Greatness! Our kids will thrive through edutainment and show their kids to preserve, and on  and on). His lecture showed how Greatness has already been proven and how you will follow his formula for Charleston, for Greatness! Voilà! You will bring and preserve Great Art, and you will put the Gibbes Museum on the world map. Now that’s what I call preservation, Greatness! But his formula works for donors and corporate sponsors to spark and preserve all your arts, nonprofits, and edutainment. Join DoTheCharleston.com with your spark and fuel and HiArtFilms will light-up your fire and spread it to Charleston and the World. Charleston is “Conde Nast Travelers” Readers’ pick for Best City In The World. In what way? In every way. Now it’s your turn to put Charleston on the world map in your way, in every way, for us, for Dec 31, 2013, for 2014, and on and on for our kids’ kids, for Greatness!

New Year’s Eve, L’Chaim, To Life! Where to go, where to go. At least you don’t have to fly out of town, all the jet setters are coming here to celebrate with you.  If you’ve ever been to Republic Garden & Lounge on King St, well…enough said. If you haven’t been, oye, don’t miss New Years! Hurry, it will sell out. L’Chaim, To Life!Screen Shot 2013-12-25 at 4.16.29 PM

 

Screen Shot 2013-12-21 at 3.50.07 PM– Dec 13 – Jan 18, “Penelope” at Pure Theatre on King St <- Tickets. A Greek comedy and tragedy about lovely Penelope awaiting her husband, Odysseus (away fighting the last 20 years in the Trojan wars). Beneath her window, she is wooed by 4 men, sans clothes (except speedos)…in a swimming pool, sans water. Let the funny zaniness unfold, Pure Theatre is sure to deliver. (Last spring, Pure produced a striking, moving play, “Clybourne Park.” It had a remarkable ensemble executing diverse double-take roles. They switched the railroad tracks, confused which side to stay on, laid more than a few souls right on the tracks, and then the train came! If you missed it (double darn), then do not miss Pure Theatre’s Season 11.

 

Dec 19, The 90th Anniversary of The Charleston: come celebrate at Prohibition Restaurant, Bar, Dance, Bandstand, Patio, and Speakeasy (tell them DoTheCharleston.com sent you – No Cover – RSVP (843) 793-2964). Hello, you’re in Charleston, you can’t miss this! Burlesque flappers DoTheCharleston, drink specials, and The River City Dixieland Band starts at 8:30pm at Prohibition, 547 King St.1474400_692830820751736_1022379752_n

 

– Dec 5-21 “Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche,” by What If Productions. The consistency of their plays are consistently fresh, and consistently inconsistent – that’s great to see the envelope pushed in Charleston. That’s the same with Threshold Theater, downtown Society St off King St. Tickets $15-20. REVIEW: “5 Lesbians Eat Quiche Had The Whole Experience”  “Walking into the theatre you could tell the director, Kyle Barnette, had the whole experience for the audience planned out. We were festively greeted very nicely outside the door and given name tags and new identities for our short time during the play. Things got better once we walked into the blackbox and were awed by the set design. There were red and green lights, wreaths, a christmas tree, presents, and holly. The only Christmas decoration I could not find was any mistletoe.. which after the play started, we realized wasn’t even needed for the characters to have a bit of fun! Once the characters were introduced, the whole theatre recognized how extremely talented this cast was. The singing was beautiful. The personalities of every character were thought through and exciting. The actors kept us entertained throughout the whole show. The experience of it all was one of the best yet witnessed in Charleston. It had amazing stage blocking, dialect, technical lights and sounds, and above all, a whole lot of humor. The show included great audience participation which made everyone feel included. I left the theatre with a great sense of having well spent my Friday evening out.”  – Written by anonymous for DoTheCharleston.com (copyright 2013)

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– Dec 5, GALA benefit for Be A Mentor <– Tickets. The 1st Anniversary Going Places Gala celebrates the best mentors that make a positive impact on our local students. Over 1000 mentors since 2001 makes this the leading mentor nonprofit in Charleston.  Starts at 7pm at The Aquarium downtown. Join the Facebook Event. Open Bar, Heavy Hors d’oeuvre, silent auction. Remember their benefit at The Alley’s Disco Party? Oh what fun.Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 3.13.23 PM

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Dec – Week Updates

2 Dec

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– Dec 1, 7-10pm, Falling Whistles’ Party for a Purpose presented by Rhett’s Rogue Wave Surf Shop & fueled by Billy’s Remedy Market’s Costa Rican beer, and Roti Rolls. Located at 69 Spring, it shares the avant-garde artsy space of Rebekah Kiser’s BlueNess Studios including originals by local artists, like Vordai’s Art Spaces’ modern abstracts . Overheard at the party: “…passionate Falling Whistle Necklaces…pioneers just back from the jungles…educating local schools about Invisible Children… Merrick’s surfboards…great art…pirate jokes, arrrrghhh…”

Rebekah Kiser BlueNess Studios. Copyright DoTheCharleston.com

– Dec 2,3,4,9,10,11 Sprouts Musical Theatre Company presents, “Princess and the Pea” Very clever lyrics and chase scenes fun for young and old alike. (Watch our last Trailer & review of Pinnochio). Since coming to Charleston 2 years ago, Stan Gill has been on a roll with a continuous string of creative theater that he writes, produces, directs, and acts. He has cultivated a dedicated company of professional actors, young & old, to form a chemistry that is magical. Need 2&9 @7pm; Dec3&10 @ 1pm; and Dec4&11 @ 3pm. At Creative Spark, Long Pt. Rd, Mt.Pleasant $10-$12. 843-881-3780

– Dec 2, –  Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club – Stephen Duane, ”The New South Jazzmen are absolutely amazing…play a timeless style of Jazz music in our very own timeless and historic city. We are more than just fortunate to be able to experience this kind of music and dancing almost a hundred years after it was created!” (start with 2 lessons 7:15 and 8, then swing dance to 11)” $10

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– Dec 3 Charleston Swing Dance Assoc Lindy Workshop and Christmas Swing Dance and Late Nite Blues Dance The premier Lindy Hop lessons go from 11am – 4 pm at Hazel Parker Center, 70 East Bay St. The Big Fancy Christmas Swing Party is from 7:30-11 at Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St. The swing band is the Joe Clarke Trio, featuring the School of the Arts Little Big Band. $5 – $30
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The Holy City Blues Holiday Late Nite Dance is 12:30 – 2:30am at Spirit Moves, 445 Savannah Hwy. $3

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– Dec 8 Wide Angle Lunch Shannon Smith gives the presentation, “Why Climate Change is not a Left-Wing Issue.” Charleston Library Society, 163 King St, 12:30-1:30pm. $20-25

– Dec 8, 5:30, Free: SlowFoodCharleston.org Film Series; food culture; and personal, community and global action items… “Nourish,” Narrated by actress Cameron Diaz. MUSC Auditorium in Psychiatry Building.
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– Dec 10 & 11 Charleston Farmers Market, Marion Square.

– Dec 10 Charleston Swing Dance Association Weekly Dance & Workshop Come at 6pm and 7pm to learn how to do the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, then social dance until 11pm at Hazel Parker Center, 70 East Bay St. No partner required. $3-5

– Dec 11, noon-6pm, every 2nd Sunday, Charleston’s King Street is opened up to street fair and entertainment and outdoor cafes for pedestrians only. Car traffic is prohibited! Yeah, clean air and no threat of getting run over!

– Dec 11 LOVE FEST for Dell is a “FUNdraiser!” at Torch on King St. Dell is a Charleston Gem – she normally shares the love making tasty healthy wraps in her box at Dellz Deli. She is out of the hospital, but still struggling to recover from a multiple stab wound attack.

– Dec 12, 6-10 Leah Suarez’s Charleston Jazz, Yazz, and Portuguese Bossa Nova at Mercato Italian Restaurant Bar on Market St. Try to be tastefully inventive and find a spot to softly swing/blues dance – it’s worth it.

– Dec 12 Play it again, Sam, we’re addicted to Blues! The Holy City Blues Monthly Dance at Barbara Jeans Upstairs, 99 S.Market. Lesson 7pm. Dance till 10pm. $5

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– Dec 14 – Pecha Kucha 12 features short personal presentations by avante-garde Charleston Creatives who are spearheading the professional artistic multiplyer effect on the bottom line economy. $5 tickets sell out. Venue secret is unveiled the day of.

– Dec 16, –  Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club Come to Stephen Duane’s holiday castle and swing dance to our local favorites, the stylistic V-Tones!” (start with 2 lessons 7:15 and 8, then swing dance to 11)” $10

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– Dec 17 & 18 Charleston Farmers Market, Marion Square.

– Dec 17 Charleston Swing Dance Association Weekly Dance & Workshop Come at 6pm and 7pm to learn how to do the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, then social dance until 11pm at Hazel Parker Center, 70 East Bay St. No partner required. $3-5

– Dec 20, 4-6pm Chanukah in the Square celebration for everyone! Free food, drinks, entertainment, etc.

-Dec 20, 5:30-7:30, Tech After Five cool networking with Hi-Tech entrepreneurs. Free including the first beer! South End Brewery, East Bay at Queen St.

– Dec 21, 4-8pm Happy Hour Art Tent Event

– Dec 23, –  Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club Stephen Duane says, “The New South Jazzmen are local and have been keeping the great American art form alive and well in Charleston. This authentic and legendary Dixieland band “swings” as hard as any band anywhere! This is not something that you are going to want to miss. So, come out and celebrate the sweetness that is Jazz music, Jazz dancing, Jazz musicians that swing, and the beauty of Swing dancing in Charleston! At 7:15pm, learn intermediate Lindy Hop, vernacular Jazz combos, and “Charleston style” swingouts. At 8pm, learn beginner fundamentals of Swing dance. The band plays 8:45 – 11pm. $10

-Dec 24, 10pm-12 YAD’s 5th Annual Matzah Ball It’s a giant schmoozing party – better than the usual “going to a Chinese restaurant & maybe a movie.” Much better than a boring lonely nite at home (or worse, actually going to a Xmas party and getting stuck under mistletoe with a shiksa, or not). YAD is the Young Adult Division of the Charleston Jewish Federation. Molly Darcy’s Irish Pub 235 East Bay St. $25-35 open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

– more to come…

Sept – Week Updates

19 Sep

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– Mon, Sept 19 –  5:45pm  “Dirt! The Movie” at MUSC Psychiatry Theater, 67 President St.  Free Funny Cool Green Movie presented by Slow Food Charleston.

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– Mon, Sept 19  Holy City Blues Dance! Grab your Gal and Go to the GoGo (or come without…dance partners will be provided…it’s a social dance! Lesson 7-8pm. Dance 8-10:20pm  $5

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– Wed, Sept 21  Holy City Blues Dance! Grab your Gal and Go to the GoGo (or come without…dance partners will be provid

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 PEACE HAPPENS:  A WEEK OF PEACE  –  Sept 14-21 Charleston Peace 1 Day CP1D (founded byRenaissance Woman Reba Parker, and lead by Executive Director, Beth Wendt). REPLY HERE: How will you Make Peace Happen?

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– Thur, Sept 22   NPR “On Point Radio” Show  11-noon. Host, Tom Ashbrook, speaks with Pritzker Prize – winning architect Frank Gehry! PREVIEW: DoTheCharleston.com exclusive PREVIEW: I talked with Architect Glen Small, who said, “Gehry and I go way back. Gehry is the most famous & powerful Architect in the world, now.With Tom’s NPR “On Point Radio”s great vast audience, and today’s green movement – we could capture & expedite synergies to work together, get the ball rolling, and build major green sustainable solutions for our cities and our world!Go here to pose a question.

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Question from Merrick Teichman:  Frank Gehry, Buckminster Fuller, Christo have convinced old school city leaders/egos to think/build out of the box <– IN A GOOD WAY –> Who WILL lead us away from car dependent sprawl? Why can’t we build highly sustainable, lo-cost, closed loop, car-free, green, pyramid-like cascading cities (architecture, infrastructure, urban aquaponics) based on Glen Small’s 1970’s Biomorphic Biosphere!

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– Thur, Sept 22, 7pm  Clips Of Faith Film Fest – and – FEAST!  Last year was GREAT, so don’t miss catching these cool Short Films Free. Cash Bar for Beer and local Food Vendors <–> all proceeds donated to Charleston Moves (bike advocacy, yeah!). Marion Square.

–  – Fri, Sept 23  Swing Dance + PIANO JAZZ + Swing DJ at The School of the Arts! 5109 W. Enterprise, N. Charleston. Dance lesson with Rat 7-8pm. Dancing 8-10pm. $6 at the door. ALL AGES!

– Fri, Sept 23  Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club – “Mike Larsen’s Classic Big Band” and Dance until 11pm.  $10. Jazzie Swing Dance Leader, Stephen Duane, says,…truly special treat to have Mike Larsen back with his special arrangement of Swinging songs and fantastic musicians…7:15 int/adv Lindy Hop class with Frankie Manning choreography, which is obviously the best steps ever…8pm Basic class…Swing back in time to a Golden Age of music and dance…live fabulous for the evening!”

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– Sat, Sept  24 – Charleston Farmers Market – Marion Square, 8am-2pm.  FUN, GO, something for everyone.

– Sat, Sept, 24Urban Bike Adventure meets 9am at The Blind Tiger, Race starts at 10am. All ages/skill levels. Teams of 2-3 bike among the hubbub downtown finding/solving clues and playing challenging games for prizes. Race Day Resistration $45pp.

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– Sat, Sept, 24,  Charleston Swing Dance Assoc has 2 Swing Dance Lessons 6:00-8:00 (Big Apple & Balboa & Basic), plus Lindy Hop Swing Dance until 11pm. $5 general, $3 CSDA members. Hazel Parker on East Bay St.

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– Sun, Sept 25, Charleston Green Fair’s trendsetting crowd will be playing, smoozing, inspiring, rasing awareness & donations, and broadening horizons. 12noon – 6pm at Marion Square. Charleston Moves (bike advocacy) is leading a bike ride parade at 2pm Marion Square, down King, to Battery, and back up Meeting.

 

 

Aug 22 – 28 Week Updates

24 Aug

– Keep checking back! Updates added for events/details/pics both BEFORE AND AFTER events! 

– Any day this week! Give Blood to W.Ashley or Mt.Pleasant Red Cross and get Free Tickets to watch Theater 99 Improv Comedy Show.

– Aug 22 Good Morning WorldAnother Charleston Sunrise, East to West, from “IN” the Ashley Marina. Pensive POINTs of Sail…no sailboats TIPPING over today in Charleston. While across the globe in TripoliABC News Blog: “…top US Diplomat says 42-year rule of Moammar Gadhafi Regime ‘Absolutely’ Past TIPPING POINT” <– DoTheCharleston.com says, “Hey,don’t smoKe, but please do SMOPE (SMOk ’em Peace pipE). Make an IMPACT NOW and pass the pipe to all our brothers & sisters around the worldFeeNeeWeeFeed the Need with Weed. Tikkun Olam and eliminate the need, then lay down that SMOPE, don’t bogart 😮 YouTube Preview Image

– Aug 23  6-9pm $30 FEMIVORE Dinner Presentation and $2000 Grant Award! by Charleston LowCountry Local First. Women Entrepreneurs won a chance to show their plans to GROW, INSPIRE, NURTURE, & GIVE. Dinner guests vote who wins the $2000.

– AUG 24, Flash Mob – we call it a LINDY BOMB  to promote and pass out flyers to Saturdays’ Back To School Dance with Charleston Swing Dance Assoc. Wed 5-7, the Lindy Bomb drops and explodes as we dance on the sidewalks of College of Charleston in front of the John Rivers Communications Museum (corner George St & St.Philip). Rick Zender, Curator of the Museum, will keep it open to hang out, cool off in AC, and wait out a rain delay. Pop over to Patat Spot Cafe for bottled waters & great food. (scroll down for more event info Sat Aug 27). AFTER PARTY dance with Holy City Blues (see below). BTY, the Lindy Bomb creates a big flash having “dropped” out of nowhere by the famous high flyer, Charles Lindbergh, who the Lindy Hop swing dance was named after. 

–  Aug 24  8pm until…Swing Bomb After-Party at Home Team BBQ,  W.Ashley (no cover) come sign-up for the Low Country Blues Club Jam Sessions & sit in for 3 songs. Then join in the “Holy City Blues” cooool Dancing…where the Blues makes you Happy 🙂

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– Aug 25, 5:30-9:30pm Charleston Wild & Scenic Film Festival …Last year was GREAT, so don’t miss catching these cool Films & smoozing with Charleston Green Fair’s trendsetting crowd. Hippodrome Theater next to Aquarium. After-Party with local band, “Introducing Fish Taco.” Cash Bar & Snacks. Films $10.

– Aug 25, 6;30pm  Gin & Jazz: A Roaring 20’s Party to FUNdraiser for Theatre Charleston:”…Party with directors, producers, actors, & patrons…live music by Jazz Artists of Charleston…prizes for the best 20’s costumes, entertainment from Theatre Charleston actors…20’s culinary delights & open bar by The Gin Joint.” Buy tickets $40 singles, $70 couples. At Cottage on the (Shem) Creek.

– Aug 26, 2011 Update: Friday at Sunset, just off the beaten path, Hurricane Irene blows Charleston a kiss, a Rainbow, and a sunset to remember.

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– Aug 26 Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club – “Mike Larsen’s Classic Big Band,” Dance Lesson 7:30 – 8:30, and Dance until 11pm.  $10

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– Postponed – Aug 26  Music Loves Fashion ~ $20 to $37/VIP, 8-10pm at Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Fashion For A Cause (adult only event) to benefit Girls & Boys Club.  – Postponed –

– AUG 27 – Charleston Farmers Market – Marion Square, 8am-2pm.  FUN, GO, something for everyone.

– Aug 27, 10am – Noon APPocalypse @SparcEdge – 30 Hi Tech Guru Teams’ Hackathon to Create & Give Back free open source Mobile Apps. $5000 in cash & prizes. Free Food & Drinks.

– Aug 27, 11am, Peace Rally at US Federal Customs House, East Bay & Market St. 

– AUG 27Back to School Dance with “New South Jazzmen.” Charleston Swing Dance Assoc has Swing Dance lessons 6:30-7:30, then Dance until 11pm. $10 general, $5 CSDA members.Special $20 annual membership and dance is free. Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul @ 126 Coming St

 

 

Aug 15 – 21 Week Updates

24 Aug

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– Aug 15… and ongoing weekly: Sailing on Palmetto Breeze Aqua-Safaries: Dolphins, Sunsets, Pirates, Team Building, FUNdraisers! YouTube Preview Image

– Aug 16  Review: Raw, extremely Raw Video, but hey, this was “an event.” Off-off way-off Broadway. Just when you thought Charleston was asleep, & rolled up the sidewalks on a Tuesday night… Whoop Whoop…DoTheCharleston.com danced into The Tattooed Moose. We went-marching-in with New Orleans’ “Dirty Bourbon River Show.” Naturally/organically, good ol’ Charleston’s reliable melting pot boiled over. We blew out the doors! We went old school. We furiously followed the pipers & went-marching-out to raw horns, raw video, and raw whoop whoops. More fun than The Beatles’ “Why don’t we do it in the road” 😮   YouTube Preview Image

– Aug 20 @7-11p Bachelor Bid Bash – FUNdraiser for SC Jaycees CAMP HOPE — UPDATE: Tracey (bless her heart), stepped in to save the day in helping Camille @CHSAfterDark, so DoTheCharleston.com could “chip-in” $600 for Camp Hope…and…stay tuned for more…  🙂

– Aug 21 at 4:20pm   “Sarah’s Key” Documentary – Charleston Jewish Federation & Terrace’s special benefit for REMEMBER Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education – discuss Doc & History w/Prof. Jill Tarkanay.

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Aug 2 – 8 Week Updates

2 Aug

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– –  Aug 3, 4, 5 Charleston Entrepreneur Week 2011, Annual networking and educational meeting hosted by SE Chamber of Commerce, includes, unifying, promoting, inspiring, and growing ongoing innovation and long term success & relationships. Daytime events are at College of Charleston Stern Ctr. Wed night smoozing at FISH Restaurant, Thur smoozing at Chai’s Lounge & Tapas. GOOD LUCK & GO GREEN!

-  Aug 3, 5, & 8… Goto “Holy City Blues” for details on their cooool Dancing. ...where the Blues make you Happy :)

copyright 2011 Holy City Blues

– Aug 5 Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club with “Roger Bellow’s All-Star Western Swing Band.”  Swing Dance Lesson is 7:30 – 8:30, then dance until 11pm. There is also a Holy City Blues Room! Stephen Duane says, “…cowboy up…one heck of a western shindig! We’re breakin’ out our big guns and… just cause you put your boots in the oven, that don’t make ’em biscuits….Western Swing itself culturally began in the 20’s and 30’s in the U.S. Southwest and is similar to Gypsy Jazz. It originates from Blues, Folk, Swing, and Dixieland Jazz and is played by hot style string bands. For some examples look up Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and/or more currently the Hot Club of Cowtown…So mount up, it’s time to ride! The lesson will be Lindy Hop with some rope spinning type moves …$10 gets you in and hitting pay dirt is free. And one more thing to remember, never kick a cow patty on a hot day!”

2011 Copyright Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Club

– AUG 6 – Charleston Farmers Market – Marion Square, 8am-2pm.  FUN, GO, something for everyone.

– AUG 6, 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. $3-$5 

– AUG 6 –  7pm  Park Circle Films   “Taken In   N.Charleston

 

 

July 27-31 ARTicles

29 Jul

When you read below “Tikkun Olam,” it means repair the world, make the world a better place. Keep checking back! Updates are added for new future events/details/pics in this week, PLUS, Updates/Reviews/Pictures of this week’s past events!

– JULY 27 & 29… Goto “Holy City Blues” for details on their cooool Dancing. Tikkun Olam: Blues dancing gets you in-tune with the music’s nuances, so you explore & interpret it in sync with your dance partner. Much more than a 2-pronged tuning fork…when you & your partner are resonating in the same frequency, the world trips the light fantastic…and that’s also true for new and platonic dance partners. The Blues make you happy 🙂

copyright 2011 Holy City Blues

 

– JULY 28  Presentation on Diverse Synergies with Top SC & Israeli Collaborators, 10am-12noon at SCRA.  (Update, review of the meeting: A secular audience of 80+ diversified players got to see a lot of SC & Israeli home runs…and there are plenty more pitches to swing at! We were able to listen, learn, and network with the who’s who of heavyweights moving mountains & shaking the bushes. Who shakes out will spring-board off of inspirational angels, philanthropists, trailblazers, power brokers, and promoters. The SC & Israel Collaboration adds an impressive boost of urgency for capturing influential genius; empowering skunkworks, mashups, and R&D; and fast tracking entrepreneurial innovation to fruition. The goals are over the top and the talks upfront and behind the scenes included Tikkun Olam: Stem Cells; composites; defense for mass-transportation; aerospace; sustainable water, land, seeds, energy; etc, etc. Don’t go to SC & Israel for oil…go there for brains. The brain-trusts, the muses, the magic, the history…there’s definitely something in the wellsprings worth sustaining.  APPLY NOW <–> the “Chosen Ones” will spearhead the SC-Israeli Delegation; will be the imminent shooting stars; will further brighten the SC & Israeli spotlight; and will share it with the world.  The more than gracious VIP leadership included Jonathan Zucker and Anita Zucker of InterTech; Tom Glaser of American-Israel Chamber of Commerce SE Region; Bill Mahoney of SCRA; Ray Greenberg’s associates from MUSC; Gal Nir of Scopus; Clemson; Charleston’s Jewish Federation (see more Jewish secular outreach); and many others…Mazol Tov. 

 SC & Israel Collaborators’ Presentation. Copyright 2011 DoTheCharleston.com

 

– JULY 28  Sale Soiree benefit for PAR People Against Rape Tikkun Olam. Enjoy live music, shopping, and if you buy new slippers you can drink champagne from them like a king. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain, 7-10pm $10-$15.

– JULY 29  Shark, Rattle, & Roll.  Another unique party that only the Aquarium can mix together while raising awareness and funds around their conservation & education programs, care for 5000 aquatic neighbors, and Tikkun Olam. Live bands includes Emily Hearn (see her past video by DoTheCharleston.com) From 7-11pm, Ages > 21 and tkts $25-30.

– July 29 Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club with “Mike Larsen’s Classic Memories BIG BAND!” Stephen Duane’s Swing Dance Lesson is 7:30 – 8:30, then dance until 11pm. There is also a Holy City Blues Room! Tikkun Olam: TGIF Thank G-d It’s Friday. You’ve had a hard week of working scrimping & saving, so go invest $10 in main street –> go patronize a live local band (“July is Live Music Month”). Get your yah yahs out. Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow you may die…or worse, the government may default and that $10 will be worth 0:

copyright 2011 Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club

– JULY 29 from 8-11pm $50-$70 Bitters & Twisted in the Salon d’Orleans Society 1858’s young professional patrons party for a purpose: to fully enjoy all the benefits of The Gibbes’ Museum and be a part of it’s ongoing legacy. Tonight’s courtyard promenade includes costumes, culture, and characters of New Orleans in the 1800s. Of course, Food is Art, so the stage is shared along with period music, featured exhibitions, and Theatre Mavelosa(“Our performances are gifts we send out into the world; a burst of life and joy,” founder & creator Willi Jones). Tikkun Olam, yes, the arts recharge our batteries and smooth over ruffled feathers<–>there’s plenty of smoozing among polarized power brokers, solving the worlds problems, drawn together by the common love & inspiration of Hi Art’s creatives & muses.

– JULY 30 – Charleston Farmers Market – Marion Square, 8am-2pm.  FUN, GO, something for everyone. Tikkun Olam: Patronize local organic farmers & fisherman, and they will thrive & prosper and sustain our independence. This healthier food tastes better and helps us fight obesity. 

– JULY 30, 9am-11am RIDEdwin bike ride to honor the spirit of husband, father, and community leader Edwin Gardner who was biking and was hit by a vehicle and killed 7/21/2010. Supporters, his widow and daughter, and bike riders will celebrate a renewed vigor for raising awareness of the community benefits of all types of biking and sharing the road among cars and bikes. The snowball is building as we take 2 steps forward for each 1 step back (tragically 7/5/2011, Dr. Mitchell Hollon was killed, while riding his bike out of downtown. He was hit by a van and knocked off the high rise bridge into the marsh along the Ashley River). Tikkun Olam. 

Charleston Sunrise Shining on Sailors and Bikers at the Highrise Bridge over Ashley River Marsh. 7/19/2011 Copyright DoTheCharleston.com

– JULY 30 noon-6pm $10-$15 Bogard Street Block Party at corner of Rutledge Ave. Come join the neighborhood FUNdraiser for the victims of the July 1st fires at 245 and 247 Rutledge. Come for Bogard Beatz DJs; Roti Rolls and Tasty Thai & Sushi; Budweiser; and Get Real Charleston and La Dolci Vida Swimwear fashion for a cause. Tikkun Olam.

– JULY 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. $3-$5 Tikkun Olam: Swing Dancing is GREAT FUN EXERCISE to fight obesity, lower health care costs, and even form new & Platonic relationships with cool cats from 9 to 90 years young. 

– JULY 30 –  7pm  Park Circle Films   Fred and Vinnie”   N.Charleston Tikkun Olam–>laughing makes it real easy to smile, and smiling is wonderfully contagious <– when you pass on this gift that keeps on giving, its worth more than paper dollars; far more than it’s weight in gold; it’s even better than se…uhh…sliced bread 🙂

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July 18-24 Week Updates

17 Jul

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– JULY 20,  8-10pm $20 “Wine-To-Water” raises funds, raises awareness, and raises glasses to help 1 billion others struggling just to raise a cup of water. Come for another Progressive Party for a Purpose at Social Wine Bar. Wine, water, food, music, and silent auction. Oh and come meet plenty of emerging & leading philanthropists like event organizer Angharad Chester-Jones and her international jet setters.

– JULY 20, 22… Goto “Holy City Blues” for details on their cooool Dancing.

copyright 2011 Holy City Blues

– JULY 21   Charleston was (is?) known as the Paris of the United States. While Bastille Day est fini; the Tour de France is almost fini; Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” is playing at the Terrace; the French Film Festival at CofC’s Sotille Theater is in August; ce soir…ahh, ce soir est ReadCharlie’s CHARLIE CLUB’s 1920′s Parisienne Costume Cocktail Party & dress up photo booth at the King St shop, Cynthia Rowley!  Ooh la la, 6-8pm.

– JULY 22 Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club with “The V-Tones!” Stephen Duane makes an offer you can’t refuse, “Hello Jazz Gangsters, Do you need a man who has powerful friends? …bring your nickels and dimes like the politicians we have in our pockets, and we’ll guarantee your investment! Lindy Hop lesson at 7:45 to keep your brain from going soft. Party with the band at 8:45 – 11 and tell them that Luca sent you! As usual, our honored guests will be spoiled with food and drinks in the lobby, but make sure to keep family business in the family! $10 gets you in and keeps you safe 😉 Spirit Moves Studio, 445 Savannah Hwy. Dress your best for extra style points, and bring a friend or two as a sign of respect to the Godfather. Also, the Corleone’s would like you to keep up with Noodle McDoodle & the V-Tones! This is good business and it’s also good business to check out Spirit Moves Studio.”

copyright 2011 Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club

–  JULY 22 Movies at The Mt. Pleasant Pier “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Walk or ride your bike over the Copper River Bridge (pack a canteen for the trek & a picnic blanket in your backpack when you get to the park). Free movie & water, other food/drinks will be sold.

–  JULY 23 – Charleston Farmers Market – Marion Square, 8am-2pm.  FUN, GO, something for everyone.

– JULY 23,  2pm Girls Rock Charleston at the Music Farm $10 (kids < 12 free) “Raising awareness to empower both girls & women age 8 -18 so they can…ROCK!! Our 8 yr olds get electric guitars, yeh!” Goto  website for details on their summer camp @ Ashley Hall.

copyright 2011 Girls Rock Charleston

– JULY 23, 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.

– JULY 23 –  7pm  Park Circle Films – Der Rauber” (“The Robber”)  A true story of a runner who also is a bank robber.  N.Charleston

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– JULY 23 –  HUG Party For A Purpose with 2 bands (Fish Taco & Rian Adkinson) playing at Silver Dollar Bar on Upper King St. HUG (Helping Underprivileged Grow) rallies the community to help others like Courageous Kids. Bands play from 8 -11pm and is for ages 18 & up.