Upcoming Events

May 3, 2015

The Mystery of Edwin Drood presented by The Footlight Players

A musical comedy mystery that you solve yourself based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel.

Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name, The Mystery of Edwin Drood uses the world of music hall and pantomime as a backdrop, following the exploits of members of the Theatre Royale Music Hall Company as they attempt to complete the unfinished story of Edwin Drood—with some sing-along help from the audience!

For more information visit http://footlightplayers.net/2014-2015-season/

 

Start: May 3, 2015 3:00 PM
End: May 3, 2015 5:00 PM
Venue: Footlight Players Theatre
Address:
20 Queen Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, United States

May 4, 2015

Chamber Music Charleston – Downtown, Kiawah Island & Daniel Island House Concerts: Piano Trio

Chamber Music Charleston concludes the 2014-15 season with a set of house concerts for piano trio.  Violinist Jenny Weiss, cellist Timothy O’Malley and pianist Irina Pevzner perform works of Haydn and Beethoven.

Start: May 4, 2015 7:30 PM
End: May 4, 2015 9:30 PM
Venue: The Home of Donatella Campbell and Giulio della Porta
Address:
57 Laurens Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, United States
Cost: $50, advance purchase required

May 5, 2015

Chamber Music Charleston – Downtown, Kiawah Island & Daniel Island House Concerts: Piano Trio

Chamber Music Charleston concludes the 2014-15 season with a set of house concerts for piano trio.  Violinist Jenny Weiss, cellist Timothy O’Malley and pianist Irina Pevzner perform works of Haydn and Beethoven.

Start: May 5, 2015 7:30 PM
End: May 5, 2015 9:30 PM
Venue: The Gaynor Residence
Address:
215 Furman Farm Place, Daniel Island, SC, 29492, United States
Cost: $50, advance purchase required

May 7, 2015

Photographs by Sandy Logan – Local Motion: North Charleston Opening Reception

From its beginnings, the City of North Charleston has been a center of strong and rugged industry. That initial industry has, in many cases, fallen off, and is now being replaced with newer, more vital apparatuses of commerce. Photographer Sandy Logan has found it difficult to capture the essence of this newer era since for years he has photographed the more esoteric and hidden images of this industrial beauty.  In this exhibition of scenes in North Charleston, Sandy presents images that do not reflect the harshness and debilitated aspect of the city, but rather represent the strength that is passing from one form to another — from traditional industry to a more modern vitality. Viewers will not find these scenes to be easily recognizable, however. Sandy’s photographs often close in so tight on his subjects that they lose their context, and thus cross over, in many cases, to the abstract. Sandy Logan received a bachelor’s degree in English and Art History from Cornell University, a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and has practiced architecture in Charleston for the past 40 years. He serves on the City of Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review and the boards of Drayton Hall and Redux Contemporary Art Center. Interact and win prizes by participating in the Instagram Photo Contest associated with this exhibit – contest rules at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/social-media-contests! Presented as a component of the 2015 North Charleston Arts Festival.

 

Free Admission/Free Parking

North Charleston City Hall, 3rd floor, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406

Free public reception: Thursday, May 7, 2015; 6:00-8:00pm

Start: May 7, 2015 6:00 PM
End: May 7, 2015 8:00 PM
Venue: North Charleston City Hall
Phone: 843.740.5854
Address:
2500 City Hall Lane, Charleston, SC, 29406, United States
Cost: Free

Maya Angelou – 9th Annual African American Fiber Art Opening Reception

This annual, juried exhibit showcases works in fiber created by African American artists from throughout the US. The 9th installment features pieces by 38 artists inspired by the life of Maya Angelou, a phenomenal woman, daughter of the South, Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, Speaker of Truth to Power, and inspiration to so many women from all walks of life. This year’s theme challenged artists to create fiber works, such as art quilts, dolls, wearable art pieces, and more, that express their personal relationship to Maya, her work, and her life.  How has she made their artistic journey more meaningful? What were her words that inspired them to keep keeping on? How did she help them to RISE?  Curated by award-winning and nationally exhibiting textile artist, Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique opportunity offers African American fiber artists a showcase to exhibit their original and innovative designs executed in a variety of traditional and non-traditional fiber techniques. Presented as a component of the 2015 North Charleston Arts Festival.

 

Free Admission/Free Parking

North Charleston City Hall, 1st & 2nd floors, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406

Free public reception: Thursday, May 7, 2015; 6:00-8:00pm

Start: May 7, 2015 6:00 PM
End: May 7, 2015 8:00 PM
Venue: North Charleston City Hall
Phone: 843.740.5854
Address:
2500 City Hall Lane, Charleston, SC, 29406, United States
Cost: Free

Gibbes on the Street: La Belle Époque

The Gibbes Museum may be closed for renovations, but that hasn’t stopped us from planning one of Charleston’s favorite parties once again! Meeting Street will be transformed into a turn-of-the-century Parisian fête! The sixth-annual Street Party will look back to La Belle Époque, —a “golden age” characterized by optimism and prosperity, where the arts flourished and many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition on a grand scale. The Gibbes Beaux-Arts building, completed during this period, will serve as the backdrop for this celebration under the stars. Charleston’s top chefs will serve delicacies inspired by Escoffier and the French culinary tradition. Featured savories and sweets from Brasserie Gigi, Baguette Magic, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier, Circa 1886, Cypress, Edmund’s Oast, FIG, goat.sheep.cow, The Grocery, Halls Chophouse, McCrady’s, Oak Steakhouse, The Obstinate Daughter, 167 Raw, Rue de Jean, Saveurs du Monde, Slightly North of Broad, WildFlour Pastry, and Wild Olive. All guests must be 21 years of age. Event will be held rain or shine

Start: May 7, 2015 7:30 PM
End: May 7, 2015 10:00 PM
Venue: Meeting Street
Address:
135 Meeting Street , Charleston, SC, United States
Cost: $150 Members, $175 Non-members

Gibbes on the Street Presents: La Belle Époqu

Meeting Street will be transformed into the glittering streets of Paris in the early 1900’s. Charleston’s top chefs will serve delicacies inspired by the French culinary tradition while guests enjoy live music, entertainment, and the opportunity to mingle under the stars. La Belle Époque is inspired by the “golden age” where the arts flourished and many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition on a grand scale. Beaux Arts architecture, a theatrical and heavily ornamented classical style, originated in Paris during this time and the Gibbes Museum’s Beaux-Arts building, which is currently undergoing renovations, and will serve as the backdrop for this celebration under the stars.

“This year’s event will highlight the connection between art created in the south and that of the European masters. The Gibbes beaux-arts building was created during this glorious time and after more than 100 years, the renovations will restore the museum to its original beauty. Gibbes on the Street provides us the opportunity to celebrate Charleston’s finest restaurants in the middle of the historic district, with the backdrop of a great institution in the making,” says Executive Director Angela Mack.

Start: May 7, 2015 7:30 PM
End: May 7, 2015 10:00 PM
Venue: Meeting Street
Address:
Charleston, SC, 29401, United States
Cost: $150 members,$175 nonmembers

The Mystery of Edwin Drood presented by The Footlight Players

A musical comedy mystery that you solve yourself based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel.

Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name, The Mystery of Edwin Drood uses the world of music hall and pantomime as a backdrop, following the exploits of members of the Theatre Royale Music Hall Company as they attempt to complete the unfinished story of Edwin Drood—with some sing-along help from the audience!

For more information visit http://footlightplayers.net/2014-2015-season/

 

Start: May 7, 2015 8:00 PM
End: May 7, 2015 10:00 PM
Venue: Footlight Players Theatre
Address:
20 Queen Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, United States

May 8, 2015

UNED!TED presents Season V Finale

UNED!TED Artists, together with Annex Dance, Charleston Dance Institute, Ballet Evolution, and special guest artist Marka Danielle, explore the limits and bounds of Art, Music and Movement through a unique collaborative show. From the Classical Era to Modern Pop and Rock – the guest artists explore the nature of art and how we use it to transcend our limitations. A lively chamber ensemble of musicians join our dancers in an evening of greatest hits.

Start: May 8, 2015 7:30 PM
End: May 8, 2015 9:30 PM
Venue: Charleston Music Hall
Address:
37 John Street, Charleston, SC, 29403, United States
Cost: $20 Adults; $16 Students and Groups of 6+

South of Broadway Theatre Company Presents: PlayFest 2015

Celebrating local talent in the theatre community. This showcase weekend of new short plays or excerpts from full-lengths by local playwrights offers laughs, drama and touching moments.

Start: May 8, 2015 7:30 PM
End: May 8, 2015 10:00 PM
Venue: South of Broadway Theatre Company Studios
Address:
1080 East Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC, United States
Cost: 20