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July 11 – 18 Week Updates

13 Jul

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!

Voila! Bon Vivant Bastille Day, ooh la la, Swing Swing Swing, Kiss Kiss Kiss, Bon Bon, Yum Yum, Can-Can, vis-a-vis, allez allez, and Follow as a Fan on Facebook, tell friends, buzz buzz, tweet tweet Twitter

– JULY 11, 13, 15… Goto “Holy City Blues” Dancing Events, they are the same cool cats who Do The Charleston!

– JULY 14 starting 6:30pm Bastille Day Lecture at 164 King St Charleston Library Society: “Lafayette in America” by Alan Hoffman co-sponsored by l’Alliance Francaise de Charleston. RSVP 843-723-9912

– JULY 14 starting 5:30pm Bastille Day at Fish Restaurant! Haute Cuisine, Live French Music & Can Can Dancing, “guillotines!?!” French Costume Contest…442 King St. $35-45  (UPDATE – click HERE to see more pics at the Celebration! The secret’s out! What’s the secret? Ahh, you had to be there. Like Facebook and Follow Twitter, and Comment on this page below with your guess. Eventually, you’ll see it. Just don’t wait another year to trip the light fantastic at FISH’s Bastille Day)

© Copyright 2011 Fish Restaurant

Superbe: Frenchy Mime At Fish. © Copyright 2011 DoTheCharleston.com

– JULY 14 – Best View Spots:  Full Orange Moon, Priceless, yet Free for all. Pray for clear skys – hey it’s the Holy City!

Charleston Super Moon & Morris Is. Lighthouse, Mar2011. (photo credit: @GVLguy Greenville, SC)

–  JULY 15 – The Palette & Palate Stroll is a creative scholarship fundraiser by the Charleston Fine Art Dealer’s Association by strolling among many fine art galleries, tasting top local chefs’ delicacies & wine. (Tickets can sell-out, $45 from 5:30-7:30) (UPDATE: AT THE STROLL: What great exercise riding bikes downtown, then strolling to Galleries gave us plenty of fresh air and healthy appetites. Sparkling water, punch, wine, tapas, bonbons, and intriguing hosts & patrons filled our people-power fuel tanks to skip to the next gallery. Wow, there were so many layers and textures bombarding ALL 5 senses! What a blend of every “medium” of art: architecture, music, paintings, sculptures, food, wine, jewelry, clothes, the human figure ;o Even the conversation was poetic – hearing that net proceeds go to scholarships was music to my ears.

The wine was fine, but always put your best foot forward...ooh la la, those shoes...wonder if anyone sipped Champagne from them...hmmm? © Copyright 2011 DoTheCharleston.com

Everyone from around the world comes to downtown Charleston (Folly Beach calls their corner of the world, "The Edge of America." © Copyright 2011 DoTheCharleston.com

At this level, Food is Art, so were we allowed to touch it? Yes? YEAH! Of course, photography is also art, but pictures can't convey the aromas, tastes, textures, and energy this food had. © Copyright 2011 DoTheCharleston.com

– JULY 15 Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz and & Dance ClubLive Music – along with Stephen Duane, ”Exciting…authentic…we will stop at nothing to bring a time gone by back to reality (start with a lesson 7:30, then swing & blues dance to 11)”

copyright 2011 Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club

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

– JULY 16, 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 16 7pm  Park Circle Films – “How To Live Forever” (New funny documentary about health & life) N.Charleston

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– JULY 16 after 10pm Do The Charleston at the Tin Roof , 1117 Magnolia Rd, with Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, a fabulous Hot’Lanta Swing band:

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May 2 – 8 Week Updates

29 Apr

Happy Mothers Day Week!!!!!!!!

– Apr 29 – May 7 North Charleston Arts Festival

– May 2 – CONGRATS!! FUN, LISTEN to LONDON’s Charleston World Record – FUNdraiser still promoting this week!  Childrens Education & Arts &  “THE BOY FRIEND.” Follow on @EyebrowWriters, Ian Haig, and London thru our Facebook and Twitter.

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– May 3 Jazz with Charleston’s world class drummer Quentin Baxter and special guests  at Voodoo Tiki Bar & Lounge just over the Ashley River.

– May 4 Social Wine Bar & “Starving Artists!” Music, Paintings, Jewelry, Dinner, Drinks. 7:30pm.

– May 5 is the 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival at The Charleston Visitors Center Bus Shed between John & Anne Streets 7 – 11 pm. The Salsa band is Orquesta GarDel.  Net proceeds benefit the Ryan White HIV Care Program at Roper St. Francis Healthcare.

– May 6, 7, 8  Charleston Greek Festival Cultural Celebration of Life, Dancing, Music, Food, tours…at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Race St, (843) 577-2063

– May 6 Do The Charleston at Stephen’s Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club at Spirit Moves (walk over Ashley River). Swing Dance lessons 7:30-8:30pm, Lindy Hop, Jazz, Blues dance until 10pm – $5. Then join the gang over at the Tin Roof for Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, a Hot’Lanta Swing band ($10):YouTube Preview Image

– May 6 ~ come at sunset Movies in Marion Square – bring blankets & watch under the stars: “Sherlock Holmes” (Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law). Drinks & Food sold – some very healthy. Each Friday is a Non-Profit FUNDraiser Raffle for $1.  Friday benefits Water Missions International <-– world class innovators with HQs in Charleston! 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

– May 7, 8am-2pm,  Farmers Market Marion Sq. Very diverse – something for everyone.

– May 7, 9am -2pm, The 8th Annual Charleston Dog Show, Marion Sq.

– May 7 from 4-8pm,“Talk Derby to Me” Kentucky Derby Party at the new Innovative Art Gallery BlueNess Studios by Renaissance Woman, Rebekah Kiser (Sailor; Music Teacher; Art, Business, and IT Entrepreneur; Grant writer; French Fry Oil Diesel Converter & Car Crasher; Femme Fatale Freedom Fighter for Charleston & the World; License to…) After Derby is a Burlesque Show! As always Party For a Purpose: $5+ Donation suggested for fundraiser for DoTheCharleston.com: “Creatives Sustaining Charleston & the World.” A new Gallery at Brandon’s The Hub at 69 Spring St, across from classy Karpeles Manuscript Museum?…Of course…Brilliant!  (Cast Party – rendezvous at 8pm to eat at Remedy Market 162 Spring St.) Walk or Bike there or be square.

–  May 7, N.Charleston’s Park Circle Films’ LowCountry Indie Shorts 5. Smooze with the Filmmakers –  different film sessions  at 4pm and 7pm!

– May 7 Do The Charleston Every Saturday Night: Lessons 6-8pm, then dance until 11. Charleston Swing Dance Assoc.  $3-$5.

–  May 7 – Rock The Dock Party – 7-11pm  The world comes here to celebrate with Charleston’s Renaissance Man, Brad Van Liew, LEADER, Velux 5 Oceans Race Around the World! at Seabreeze Marina, downtown. Get tickets early $12.

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


– May 8 Happy Mothers Day!!!!!!!

– May 8, 1pm- 6pm, Walk-Bike to Second Sundays on King Street (no cars – OF COURSE – no cars)!


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 SCLEEP.org (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

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 CreativeSpark.org 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 audienceeven AFTER the show!

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

Calling Artists: Submit Banner & Logo

8 Apr

DoTheCharleston.com, 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 CharlestonMoves.org.  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 DoTheCharleston.com, 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  SCMaritime.org and the Spirit of SC Tall Ship – they empower > 7000 students to broaden horizons!


–  Mar 28,  7 – 8:30pmCollege of Charleston  –  Jewish Studies CenterThe 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 – 9pmCollege of Charleston  –  Jewish Studies CenterContemporary 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 RUNThey 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.


New Page: Sponsor & Donor Levels & Lists

24 Mar

Go to New PAGE under Make an IMPACT, NOW!
Shine on Charleston & the World. Copyright DoTheCharleston.com, do not use without written release.


RAW Video – new Green Video

24 Mar

– Update Apr 22 – Happy Earth Day!  CONGRATS “My Day: Charleston,” Local Green Winner. (WATCH Video here –> 5th video)

Daily, Daily, we are everywhere, learning, sharing, speaking up…(Should I ask – it’s almost too easy – ask and you shall receive): Pardon me, but it sounds like you two are making an interesting video that you’d like to share? “Yeh, we just now finished making a nice fun video to show how we live green and take care of Charleston everyday. Yeh, we want to show Charleston & the World! Yeh, we want to right NOW! Well, OK then, thank you very much!” – Maridith Shaffer and Annie Carenbauer, “My Day: Charleston,” Mar 23, 2011.

Mar 16–20 Weekend Update

19 Mar

Priceless, yet Free for all…SUPER MOON…scroll farther down on page for details …


–  Mar 16 – 20,  Charleston Film Festival

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–  Mar 19, 7pm  Park Circle Films <-– Go to N.Charleston to see award winning film “THE MATCHMAKER.They bring great films in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Charleston and The Charleston Film Festival at the Terrace .


–  Mar 19,  9am, Walk for Water: Meet at Cannon Park 1/2 block south of Calhoun 0n Rutledge, and walk for 3.5 miles carrying a bucket for donations to Water Missions International HQs.

–  Mar 19, 10am – 4pm, Masters of the Building Arts Festival at the American College of the Building Arts:  Free, at their campus at the Old City Jail, live music, FOOD, world class lectures & demos.

–  Mar 19  10:30am – 5pm Blackwater Ukulele Festival at Cypress Gardens (Butterfly House, native wildlife swamps, canoes, etc). Call 843-553-0515. Total costs are $5-$15ea.  This is so diverse, it is worth the excursion(carpool) out there. Two Ukulele workshops, open mic, Uke vendors and a three act concert. “Buy an uke, learn how to play it, and perform on stage in the same day.”  Three workshops, open mic session, access to ukulele vendors, and a free concert by the Charleston Hot Shots, Noodle &  The V-Tones and special guest Kent Knorr.

–  Mar 19,  noon-6pm,  CarolinaChildren.org  Charity Concert: A FUNdraiser with Fowler’s Mustache, Jamison’s Alley, Groove Train, Tidal Jive, and HeyRocco. Walk – Bike across Copper River Bridge to Mt.Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.

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Charleston Super Moon & Morris Is. Lighthouse, Mar2011. (photo credit: @GVLguy Greenville, SC)

——  SPECIAL EVENT!! –> Priceless, yet Free for all. Unforgettable Orange Blood Moon Super Moon. Watch the horizon for the super effect when the moon is full each month (the sunset & moonrise is the same time, so swivel for 360 views). Best view spots:  1.Kayak,  2.Sailboat,  3. Water Taxi,  4. The Battery,  5. Rooftop Restaurants (Market Pavilion Hotel, Vendue Inn, Henry’s). The closer “Perigee” Super Moon will look~15% bigger & 30% brighter!


–  Mar 17 – 22 -The Gunilla Swedish Tall Ship is at the  SC Maritime Center (normally home to Spirit of SC Tall Ship).  They all empower students to broaden horizons! (843) 722-1030