Upcoming Events

August 2, 2014

Grahame Long – STOLEN CHARLESTON: The Spoils of War

Charleston Library Society Speaker Series

Mr. Grahame recounts fascinating stories of theft, looting, and plunder of Charleston treasures during the American Revolution and the Civil War.

For more information visit http://www.charlestonlibrarysociety.net/

 

 

Start: August 2, 2014 6:00 PM
End: August 2, 2014 8:00 PM
Venue: Charleston Library Society
Address:
164 King Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, United States

Charleston City Market presents: Evenings in the Market

Each weekend, from March To December, the Historic Charleston City Market comes to life at 6:45 pm, staying open until 10:30 pm, hosting an array of Charleston’s best artisans and food vendors.  Enjoy the sounds of local musicians while shopping Local, Shop Evenings in the Market  on Friday and Saturday Evenings (Thursday in the Summer) at the Charleston City Market. For more information visit http://thecharlestoncitymarket.com/

Start: August 2, 2014 6:45 PM
End: August 2, 2014 10:30 PM
Venue: Charleston City Market
Phone: 843-937-0920
Address:
73-A North Market Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, United States
Cost: FREE

Sign Painters presented by Park Circle Films

“SIGN PAINTERS, which has been put together with equal parts affection and skill by directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, is fresh and passionate and unexpected.” – Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
We see them almost every day without a second thought. Weathered by time, distinct characteristics shining through, hand-painted signs are a product of a fascinating 150 year-old American history. What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances. Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon, stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country including Ira Coyne, Bob Dewhurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeane Maloney and Stephen Powers. These vanguards of unseen originality are leading a renaissance with a keen creative purpose and exemplify the working class American success story. Sign Painters celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with a bespoke approach and appreciation for a balance between art and commerce.
Start: August 2, 2014 7:00 PM
End: August 2, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Olde Village Community Building
Address:
4820 Jenkins Ave., North Charleston, SC, 29405, United States
Cost: $5

PURE Theatre Presents FOLLY BEACH

Being Best Man can be stressful. Being Best Man days after you get divorced can lead to an existential crisis. The hilarious new comedy from PURE playwright-in-residence David Lee Nelson examines the ins and outs of marriage, divorce, and friendship as a group of friends converge on Folly Beach for their friend’s second wedding.

Tickets: $25

Start: August 2, 2014 7:30 PM
End: August 2, 2014 9:30 PM
Venue: PURE Theatre
Phone: 843-723-4444
Address:
477 King Street, Charleston, SC, 29403, United States
Cost: $25

Footlight Players Present Don’t Dress for Dinner

Bernard’s plans for a romantic rendezvous with his chic Parisian mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard’s wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own…setting the stage for a collision course of mistaken identities and outrageous infidelities, with more twists than a corkscrew. The cook is Suzette, the lover is Suzanne, the friend is bewildered, the wife is suspicious, the husband is losing his mind and everyone is guaranteed a good time at this hilarious romp through the French countryside.

Start: August 2, 2014 8:00 PM
End: August 2, 2014 11:00 PM
Venue: Footlight Players Theatre
Address:
20 Queen Street, Charleston, SC, United States
Cost: TBA

Flowertown Players Presents Hairspray

Follow the beat!

It’s 1962 and teenagers Tracy Turnblad and Penny Pingleton are obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. When the chance to dance on the show arrives, Tracy quickly takes the opportunity and her skills attract not only Corny Collins, but also the teenage heart throb, Link Larkin. When scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos. Tracy decides it’s not fair that the black kids can only dance on the Corny Collins show once a month. With the help of Penny, her parents, and her new friends Seaweed, Link, and Motormouth Maybelle, she’s determined to integrate the show… without denting her ‘do!

For more information visit, http://www.flowertownplayers.org/

Start: August 2, 2014 8:00 PM
End: August 2, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: James F. Dean Community Theatre
Phone: 843-875-9251
Address:
133 Main Street, Summerville, SC, 29483, United States
Cost: $20-$25

Threshold Repertory Theatre presents Romeo and Juliet

ITALY, Verona — In another tragic turn in the ongoing feud between the houses of Capulet and Montague, Tybalt, cousin of Juliet Capulet was slain in a sword fight by Romeo Montague in what appears to be revenge for the murder of Mercutio. How will this fair with poor Juliet, love of Romeo? How will Romeo pay for his crime?

Romeo and Juliet marks Threshold Repertory Theatre’s 3rd annual Summer Shakespeare Workshop. This year’s workshop brings together new and veteran actors to continue to explore Shakespeare’s most popular works. Along with acting, our technical team, including our set and costumer designers will set the scene and give audiences an unique view of the Renaissance period. Watch as our talented group of actors bring the words of Shakespeare to life.

PARKING: There is a parking lot behind the theater. You can enter from George Street or Society Street. $2.00 an hour, cash only. Street parking also available.

TICKETS: $15

Start: August 2, 2014 8:00 PM
End: August 2, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: Threshold Repertory Theatre
Address:
84 1/2 Society Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, United States
Cost: $15

August 3, 2014

DanceFX Musical Theatre Master Classes

WITH FORMER ROCKETTE & A CHORUS LINE STAR
CHRYSSIE WHITEHEAD

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3RD

1PM-2PM - YOUTH (AGES 11-15)

2PM-4PM - ADULTS (AGES 16 & UP)

$20/ADV, $25/DOOR

Start: August 3, 2014 1:00 AM
End: August 3, 2014 4:00 PM
Venue: DanceFX Charleston
Phone: 843.637.4722
Address:
635 Rutledge Avenue , Suite 103, Charleston, SC, 29403, United States

Flowertown Players Presents Hairspray

Follow the beat!

It’s 1962 and teenagers Tracy Turnblad and Penny Pingleton are obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. When the chance to dance on the show arrives, Tracy quickly takes the opportunity and her skills attract not only Corny Collins, but also the teenage heart throb, Link Larkin. When scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos. Tracy decides it’s not fair that the black kids can only dance on the Corny Collins show once a month. With the help of Penny, her parents, and her new friends Seaweed, Link, and Motormouth Maybelle, she’s determined to integrate the show… without denting her ‘do!

For more information visit, http://www.flowertownplayers.org/

Start: August 3, 2014 3:00 PM
End: August 3, 2014 5:00 PM
Venue: James F. Dean Community Theatre
Phone: 843-875-9251
Address:
133 Main Street, Summerville, SC, 29483, United States
Cost: $20-$25

August 4, 2014

Gibbes Museum presents a Summer Art Camp for Children Ages 4 – 7 and 8 – 12

Campers will work with practicing artists and museum teachers, explore the museum’s galleries for inspiration, and create their own fantastic artwork!

Classes will be held across from the museum at the Circular Congregational Church. Campers will meet at the Gibbes each morning.

$175 Museum Members, $200 Non-Members

Download an application form (PDF).

Start: August 4, 2014 9:00 AM
End: August 4, 2014 12:00 PM
Venue: Circular Congregational Church
Address:
Charleston , SC, United States