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ARTicles – Jan & Feb

6 Feb

– ARTicles – Jan – Feb: Scroll below for special Charleston things to do, places to go, and people to see that are sparking Charleston and the World!

– Weekly/Daily Events (ongoing, including Swing Jazz & Blues Dancing Wed, Fri, Sun, & more).

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– Jan 12 – June 14 exhibition, “Fashion Flashback, 1920s-1960s: Five Decades of Style that Changed America” at The Charleston Museum. The history of women and men’s fashions starting when they were doin’ The Charleston in the Roaring 20s; thru the swinging 30s, 40s and 50s; and into the hippie 60s. Screen Shot 2015-02-06 at 9.30.37 PM

 

Screen Shot 2015-02-06 at 7.33.31 PM– Jan 15 – Feb 8 at 8pm (Sun 3pm), “Don’t Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell,” by Charlotte writers V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger. REVIEW: Run (don’t fumble or pass) downtown to Threshold Theatre to score the last tickets. This live play acts out the real life of writers & producers. It’s a business, but it’s nuts, it’s bananas, and it’s the game of life. They pop pills, pop blood vessels, dare to dunk donuts, then fall asleep on the job. The fast action dives into the huddle of the play-by-play, minute-by-minute, last minute, come-from-behind, behind the screens, writing of the screenplay for the sliver screen’s “Gone With The Wind.” Margaret Mitchell’s book is played-out by the formidable actor Brendan Kelly along side fun actors Jay Danner, Nat Jones, and Sarah Coe. While portraying Scarlett and Mammy, the teammates go in the trenches, block & tackle, tie up, cut loose, and make up plays off-the-cuff. Cufflink and costume designer, Kristen Bushey, shows-off her jazzy flair. Mike Kordek brings in his multitalented leadership and set design. Versatile veteran, Robin Burke, directs and coaches another winner to standing ovations. Screen Shot 2015-02-06 at 7.03.46 PM
Jan 23 – Feb14 at 7:30pm (some 3pm), Pure Theatre’s “Glengarry Glen Ross,” the Pulitzer Prize drama by David Mamet, is about a real estate sales force scamming for sales leads to close the deal, to win the Cadillac, to keep their jobs, and to save their lives. REVIEW: This is must-see acting for the purest of enthusiasts. You’ll walk away wanting more from Pure’s core ensemble and director Erin Wilson. It’s hard to steal the show with so many star performances – even the actors with fewer lines focused and filled out the frame with their powerful posturing. Pure Theatre gets you close-up to the penetrating actors with their deep, cutting, razor sharp dialogue that slashes back and forth. Fighting to win and desperate to survive at all costs, the scary acting is so true, it makes the story line too real-world. I was squirming, “get me out of this kind of world,” and then, “get me more of this kind of theatre.” (Note, join us below at Pure Theatre’s FUNdraiser on Feb 8, “The Pure Experience”) glengarry-glen-ross-pure-theatre-1080
– Jan 29 from 6 – 9:30pm, “Dare to Dream” Gala Dance Scholarship Benefit for the Community Education Foundation of the Charleston Dance Institute. Dinner, Silent Auction, plus “a Bob Fosse inspired Charleston Broadway Dance Ensemble performance of “Gotta Dance!” At the Woolfe Street Playhouse. Screen Shot 2015-02-06 at 7.28.01 PM

 

– Jan 31…ongoing, Photo Doggies for Anthony. <– Cute & sweet, go see or post your cute doggie pics/videos to cheer up Anthony and millions of others. YouTube Preview Image

 

– Feb 6 at 7pm inside Memminger Auditorium: Spoleto Festival USA’s Preseason Gala Fundraiser. “A Night at the Charleston Club,” is a Roaring-20s pARTy for a purpose. Join us and Do The Charleston with the Joe Clarke Big Band, wine and dine, and bid on silent and live auction items. Also, the online auction runs thru Feb. 9.

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– Feb 7 from 10am – 3pm, Charleston STEM Festival is a high profile engaging celebration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) for K-12 students and their families, teachers, and leaders. It will “feature ~50 exhibitors who will provide hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and entertainment.” It is outdoors at Brittlebank Park downtown. Remember to go ask for more STEAM (adding A for Arts). STEAM powers more creativity! Screen Shot 2015-02-06 at 11.15.23 PM


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from 1- 5pm, Second Sundays on King Street (south of Calhoun Street down to Queen St – the cars are blocked off). Free promenade for pedestrians: it’s safe to walk and enjoy fresh air; meet & greet locals and visitors; hear street musicians; shop; wine & dine al fresco at the pop-up sidewalk cafés, and more!


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from 3 – 6:30pm,  “The Pure Experience” FUNdraisier pARTy for a purpose for Pure Theatre on King St. Wine & Dine with catering from Oak, Indaco, O-ku, and special chef, Macintosh’s Jeremiah Bacon (James Beard nominee). See David Boatwright’s band Minimum Wage; a cabaret show by Laura Ball & Friends; a short play by PURE’s Playwright in Residence, David Lee Nelson; and join in Scene Karaoke with PURE’ actors. The Live Auction includes a role in PURE’s play “Marie Antoinette.” (Note above, our REVIEW of their play “Glengarry Glen Ross” running thru Feb 14)

 

– Feb 13 – 15, The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is the largest pARTy for a purpose of it’s kind in the US. About 40,000 nature loving pARTy animals will come to Charleston to be immersed in nature & wildlife preservation, fine art, conservation education, sporting demos, wining & dining, and more. Come see 500 international artists, exhibitors, and wildlife professionals; enjoy the edutainment; and learn more to protect nature for us, our kids, and our kids’ kids.

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– Feb 17  Happy Mardi Gras! The Voodoo Tiki Bar always has great food, bands, and dancing (although expect New Orleans jazz instead of Gino Castillo’s Cuban Jazz Band in our HiArtFilms below). YouTube Preview Image

 

– Feb 19 – 28 at 7:30pm, “Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story” by What If Productions is a musical, but expect the unexpected at Threshold Theatre. Directed by Charleston’s groundbreaking Kyle Barnette (search our great past REVIEWs!), this famous true story is about “thrill killers” in the Roaring 20s who dare to “lure a young boy to his death just to prove they could get away with it…But was it so careless?” Drama Desk nominee for Best Musical and Best Score. REVIEW: Wow, what an ending, what a set up! The stage was set with cold shades of gray: cold lovers, murdering in cold blood, with cold coal eyes, cold ghostly skin, and cold comic relief. The eeriness was chilling while subversively warm, too. Warm vocal chords and warm piano chords floated the memories of the manipulated melodrama. The musical had a melancholy melody that never missed a beat (praise to pianist, Kevin Thorn). The sultry singers fueled the flames of fire & brimstone and singed the passions of desire & deceit. The dirty devils (starring Brian Porter & Brannen Daugherty) raised hell as hot shots wielding cold crow bars and cold prison bars. (The bar was raised high again by challenging director Kyle Barnette and the crew of What If? Productions). The Nietzche supermen flew high with their hot heads in the clouds and their cold noses in the air, then crashed & burned through the dust & death down in a drainpipe ditch. As it dripped back in time, behind the crime scenes, behind the headlines, and behind the veils of the master minds…the cold love story unfolded…what a hot ending. Get Tickets (hurry, limited discount code “CHICAGO”)

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ARTicles – June & July

12 Jul

– ARTicles – June & July (scroll below). People to see, places to go… Sparking Charleston and the World.

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– ARTicles – June & July (check back, more updates, Theatre,  REVIEWs):

– June 26,  Fashion for a cause “A HAT TO REMEMBER” modeling & selling 19th century styles & also modern “chapeaus.” Enjoy wine & hors d’oeuvres & pARTy for a purpose at the cool Old City Jail. Net proceeds benefit Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding & the American College of the Building Arts.

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10385600_10203919305891840_3589886159344829110_n– June 28, Bike to the Road Show, Dinner and Bikes” at Tivoli Charleston ART Gallery. REVIEW: “This pARTy for a purpose had something for everyone. All walks of life and bikes of life were seen and heard. Parents eliminating their SUV for a life of bikes was one of the many eye-opening urban bike documentary film clips that tickled our fancy (along with the local COLD beer from COAST Brewing and Palmetto Brewing – served by COOL Blue Collar Bandits). The cornucopia of vegan dishes also included local fruits and veggies. Insightful healthy people, lifestyles, nonprofits, advocates, activists, filmmakers, fashionistas, and urban planners show vegans and bike commuters sparking Portland, Oregon, Charleston, and the world. Speakers and event planners were more like pARTy hosts. These contemporary figure heads were not talking heads but pied pipers singing their tune and we were more than following – we’re charging ahead. We mean business, too, and everyone bought and wore the fashions for a cause that were for sale – more cool t-shirts and hats online are for sale – event pictures here. Net proceeds to benefit Charleston Moves.

July 7,  Memorial Service for Young Music Renaissance Man Brad Cooper – plus – Reception for friends and family. Listen to a Brad Cooper Tribute by Mike Bills about Brad, KineticHiFi.comTheFix.FM, and more. Here is a HiArtFilms music video we enjoyed making (see end credits, “Brad Cooper – 2nd Camera, Sound Engineer, Editor”) YouTube Preview Image

July 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 What If? Productions:   “Accepting Applications for a Muse” world premier. Now! Limited offer! $10 tickets, code MUSE, “in the spirit of creative freedom.” This play’s premier is the winner of the 2013 Playwrights’ Festival voted by What If? Productions’ audience.10543643_772139839503970_7773606149431509228_n

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 12.59.48 PM– July 12 , 4:30 What If? Productions’ 2014 Playwrights’ Festival includes the 24 hour Competition with 3 plays/finalists. Actors, directors and playwrights meet, then in turn write a script, direct, rehearse all in 24 hours – culminating in the play’s performance/reading at 4:30pm. The finale is free (plus free wine) and the audience will judge and pick the winner (plus more).

FollyBeachPosterWeb– July 11 – Aug 2, Pure Theatre’s new play “Folly Beach.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

doowops– July 10 – Aug 5, The new 34 West Theatre Company’s first play in Charleston, “Doo Wops and Beauty Shops.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 12.19.23 PMJuly 12, 5:45 – 8pm  Yoga and Paddleboard with Dolphins at the “Full Moon Fundraiser Sunset Paddle” on Shem Creek. Net Proceeds goto protect Dolphins (NOAA). Reservations with Yoga Instructor Wendy Wilson: YogaBareHeart@hotmail.com or call 843-469-4323.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 12.47.16 PM– July 12, 6-9pm, Dalai Lama Birthday pARTy for a purpose…for peace…in Charleston and around the world. Live music, food, Tibetan nomad songs, and items for sale at Gage Hall, downtown, 4 Archdale St.

 

 

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– July 14, 5 -10pm French Bastille Day at Fish Restaurant, King St. Dress-up in costumes & march-up from Marion Square with the French Flag & parade of performers from What If? Productions & Can-Can dancers from DanceFX.

 

 

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Vive la France…living French history in historical Charleston. C’est la vie…”life imitates art” © 2014

 

– July 20, The inaugural NutritionHeals Garden Party, Wine, healthy hors d’oeuvres, live music, silent auction, beautiful historic home and garden. Another pARTy for a purpose – join the “food is medicine” movement in Charleston and around the world. Net proceeds benefit the Crohns & Colitis Nutrition Foundation (reversing the symptoms of autoimmune diseases)

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– July 26, 9am RIDEdwin 5th Annual ride to honor the memory of Edwin Gardner, who loved bicycling around Charleston for transportation, adventure, and to enjoy the wonderful downtown community. Start at Cannon park.

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ARTicles: Jan – Feb

17 Jan

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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

 

– Feb 14 – 16   SEWE – South Eastern Wildlife Exposition – Party Animals pARTy for a purpose!Screen Shot 2014-01-19 at 12.50.09 PM

 

Sept – Week Updates

19 Sep

– Check back for Sept – Week Updates  events/details/pics + PLUS Exclusive PREVIEWS & REVIEWS of events! Follow our Twitter and Facebook.

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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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– Wed, Sept 21  Happy International Day of Peace!YouTube Preview Image

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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.

 

 

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…

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– 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.

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– May 8 Happy Mothers Day!!!!!!!

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

 

Apr 26 – May 1 Week Updates

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…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…

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– 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 Charleston.org – 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. CharlestonRemembers.org 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….”

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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

Apr 12 – 17 Week Updates

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…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

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–  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!

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–  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 PlannedParenthood.org . 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 PartyForTheParks.com – 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!)


 

Mar 28 – Apr 3 Week “Updates”

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–  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.

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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!

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–  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.

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–  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.

 

Walk – Bike, UPDATE

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(Walk – Bike <– click for ongoing Info)

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– CONTACT me to Make an IMPACT, NOW! Comment below; sign others; FacebookTwitter; & Tweet “t” —>

–  Walk – Bike (no cars) 12-6pm on KING Street “Second Sundays” every month! To make it permanent 🙂 

–  Walk – Bike Lane Over Ashley <–Details at CharlestonMoves.org.  Click –> RESOLUTION Download, Print on your Letterhead. Sign, NOW, I’ll pick-up.

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

– Apr 22, Happy Earth Day!! Get your MOJO working – Party with a Purpose – walk-bike to Nirvana –> Eco Fashion, Waterball, Movies with a Message…things to do…Do The Charleston!

-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.

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– Mar 25-27,   2011  BikeBike Southeast – Holy City Bike Coop, Dan, and the gang turned me onto this, thanks.

– 2/14/11 BikeCharleston.org  – Crossing-the-ashley-river-by-bike-or-foot-how-to-get-involved

– 1/9/11 BikeCharleston.org  – Could Tourists-lead-the-way-in-demanding-bike-infrastructure-in-charleston