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VISUAL ARTS: Yo Art Project

VISUAL ARTS: Yo Art Project – In partnership with the Charleston County Public Library and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, this exhibition features thirty new and exciting posters and photos by kids between the ages of 8-14 from Title One Schools. These posters and photos will illustrate the children’s individual creativity as well as an insight […]

VISUAL ARTS: Charleston: Cradle of Creativity – City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Charleston: Cradle of Creativity A multi-faceted exhibition featuring: PICCOLO SPOLETO JURIED ART EXHIBITION- This annual exhibition showcasing South Carolina artists, juried by local artist Linda Fantuzzo.  Coordinators: Francina Smalls-Joyner, Anne Quattlebaum, Stacy Huggins  PHILIP SIMMONS: HEART OF THE MAN TRIBUTE CONTEST- Buist Academy students participated in this inaugural contest which seeks to honor the legacy and […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: The Complete History of Charleston for Morons

 PICCOLO FRINGE: The Complete History of Charleston for Morons  (one act comedy revue, 60 min) Over 300 years of Lowcountry history in 60 minutes!  A comedy history lesson accessible enough for morons to enjoy — forever answering the hard to ask questions like:  Can you still perform in black face?  What took Mel Gibson so long […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: They Call Me Arethusa

 STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: They Call Me Arethusa— (60min) Arethusa has been turned into a river, or so everyone thinks. Rather, she has joined a society of women with some very troubling secrets.  College of Charleston alumna Jessica Colie McClellan spent three months in conversation with women from all walks of life who have had […]

THEATRE SERIES: SPAMALOT

THEATRE SERIES: SPAMALOT—(90min) At last! Monty Python’s SPAMALOT  is coming to Woolfe Street Playhouse. This is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” With music and lyrics by the Grammy-Award winning team of Eric Idle and John Du Prez and book by Mr. Idle, SPAMALOT tells […]

THEATRE SERIES: Kate & Sam Are Not Breaking Up

THEATRE SERIES: Kate & Sam Are Not Breaking Up (not kid friendly, 90min) – In this new work making its East Coast Premiere, from What If’? Productions, Hollywood’s hottest young couple and fantasy film franchise stars have decided to split up for good. As the media erupts in speculation and their fanbase begins to dissolve, one man […]

THEATRE SERIES: EVITA

THEATRE SERIES: EVITA— (Musical, 90min)  Ambitious, charismatic, and controversial, Eva Peron escaped abject poverty for the glamour of Buenos Aires, becoming a starlet at twenty-two, the Argentine President’s mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and sadly dead by thirty-three. “Saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy…” She left a captivating and unique legacy. With […]

VISUAL ARTS: Crafts Demonstration: Andrew Moine

Outdoor Crafts Show artist presents a demonstration in Photography. May24 at 1pm;  June 1 at 2pm. Demonstration is free with purchase of regular admission: $3 Adults; Free for Children/Seniors; $1 Adults on Sun.  Wragg Square, Meeting St., between Charlotte St. and Ashmead Place.

VISUAL ARTS: Crafts Demonstration: Marty Biernbaum

Outdoor Crafts Show artist presents a demonstration in Sgraffito Carvings on Stoneware. May24 at 2pm;  June 1 at 12pm. Demonstration is free with purchase of regular admission: $3 Adults; Free for Children/Seniors; $1 Adults on Sun.  Wragg Square, Meeting St., between Charlotte St. and Ashmead Place.

THEATRE SERIES: 1963

THEATRE SERIES: 1963 (Drama, 120min) (ages 10 and up) – At sixteen, Mollie Chandler realizes the races are not equal: the world is not fair. Her African – American friend James Walters, also sixteen, always knew it. As they watched the frightening, exhilarating events of 1963 unfold; they determined to be a part of a movement that […]

VISUAL ARTS: Crafts Demonstration: Cindy Hirt

Outdoor Crafts Show artist presents a demonstration in Mixed Media Weaving. May 25 at 2pm;  June 1 at 1pm. Demonstration is free with purchase of regular admission: $3 Adults; Free for Children/Seniors; $1 Adults on Sun.  Wragg Square, Meeting St., between Charlotte St. and Ashmead Place.

Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition

An annual Festival highlight as the finest and most creative local artists exhibit and sell their work in this beautiful park setting. Sponsored by Dewberry Foundation. May 23 through June 7. Monday – Thursday: 10am until 5pm Friday – Sunday: 10am until 6pm More than 80 award-winning South Carolina artists display their works in Marion […]

THEATRE SERIES: Bubbling Brown Sugar

THEATRE SERIES: Bubbling Brown Sugar—(Musical, 120min)  This musical revue by Loften Mitchell is based on a concept by Rosetta LeNoire and features the music of numerous African-American artists who were popular during the Harlem Renaissance, including Duke Ellington, Eubie Blake, Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Fats Waller. Original music, including the title theme song “Bubbling Brown […]

VISUAL ARTS: Walls Do Not Breathe

VISUAL ARTS: Walls Do Not Breathe – In collaboration with the Coastal Carolina Orchid Society, Cone 10 Studios members will explore the possibilities of ceramic vessels as orchid containers. Cone 10 Studios is a working ceramic studio and gallery with twenty-seven artists promoting the ceramic arts and broadening the local creative culture. Cone 10 Studios […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: Ithamar Has Nothing to Say

 PICCOLO FRINGE:Ithamar Has Nothing to Say (one man show, 50min)In the tradition of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Mr. Bean, Ithamar Enriquez performs a one man sketch show without saying a single word. Featuring an eclectic mix of music from Louis Armstrong to Daft Punk to Nintendo theme songs and many more. Ithamar is an alumnus […]

THEATRE SERIES: The Charleston

THEATRE SERIES: The Charleston - (90 min) Welcome back to an electrifying era: from the birth of jazz to the dance phenomenon of The Charleston … The Jazz Age! Come and meet those dancing feet as we take you on a musical journey of the dance that influenced the Roaring Twenties and Big-Band era. Experience the […]

THEATRE SERIES: Snow White & The Seven Dwarves

THEATRE SERIES: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves—(60min) These engaging shows have carrying cast sizes from five to fifteen. Most shows contain seven to nine musical numbers, and they all have lively audience participation sequences and high-energy chase scenes, both of which are SPROUTS hallmarks.  May 30 and June 6 at 7pm, May 31 and June 7 […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: The Alumni Dance Concert

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: The Alumni Dance Concert— (75min) showcases the creative spirit of graduates from the College of Charleston’s Dept. of Theatre and Dance.  This concert commemorates the connection between the alumni and the department, and promotes a partnership between professional and emerging dance artists.  Enjoy the choreography and performances of our talented alumni. May 31 […]

AWOJC: Saffron’s Jewish Coffeehouse

A WORLD OF JEWISH CULTURE: Coffeehouse—(120min) Sephardic singer Susana Behar will present her show, At the Crossroads, in which she shares the rich music of her ancestry: the old Ladino language, the harmonies and rhythms of the Baroque era, and the formidable richness of the music of Cuba and Latin-America. In 2012 the Charleston City […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: Upright Citizens Brigade TourCo

 PICCOLO FRINGE: Upright Citizens Brigade TourCo  (improv comedy, 90 min)  The UCBTourCo show consists of two hilarious halves of the freshest longform improv the nation has to offer. The TourCo cast is hand-picked from the best improv comedians in New York City and Los Angeles – these performers are the “next wave” of comedy superstars […]

AWOJC: Feature Film Series: Tevye

A WORLD OF JEWISH CULTURE: Feature Film Series: Tevye (1939) —(93min) The original, non-musical film version of the Sholom Aleichem’s book, which inspired “Fiddler on the Roof,” celebrates 75 years in 2014. The first non-English film to be named “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the U.S. Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National […]

AWOJC: The Jewish Choral Society featuring Ayala Asherov-Kalus

A WORLD OF JEWISH CULTURE: The Jewish Choral Society featuring Ayala Asherov-Kalus (60min)   The Jewish Choral Society of Charleston, under the direction of Madeline List Hershenson will be celebrating its fifteenth season. Their repertoire ranges from ancient chants and niggunim to contemporary Israeli and Jewish-American music. They will be joined by Charleston musician and native Israeli […]

JAZZ SERIES: Jazz for the Family

JAZZ SERIES: Jazz for the Family - Charleston’s resident big band takes the stage for a special concert for the whole family to enjoy, performing jazz standards and hits from the small and silver screens, alike. Be sure to get to the Charleston Music Hall early for your chance to jam with the pros! Bring your […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Mad Gravity

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Mad Gravity— (105min) The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance proudly re-stages this sell-out, improbably loopy, award-winning farce (2013 T.M. National Playwriting runner-up, 2013 Reva Shiner Comedy Award Winner and Finalist at The Eugene O’Neill). The play unites a host couple, a performance artist who insists on bringing his […]

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: Before Flamenco

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: BEFORE FLAMENCO-(50min) Acclaimed ensemble Brio bring to life the rhythms , modes and melodies of early Spain and the Mediterranean world  featuring the incredible songs of the Sephardim. Brio members Jose Lemos, Danny Mallon, and Steve Rosenberg will make this a fun concert.  June 1 from 3:00-4:00pm.  Huguenot Church, 136 Church St.  Admission: $21.

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Charleston Academy of Music

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES:  Charleston Academy of Music—(60min) Charleston Academy of Music proudly presents its faculty members, active chamber and orchestral musicians from the Lowcountry. The program features seven members of the faculty performing works by Mozart, Brahms and others, written for violin, flute, viola, cello, clarinet, piano and voice.  The program features faculty members performing works, […]

AWOJC: Viva Klezmer

A WORLD OF JEWISH CULTURE: Viva Klezmer (60min)  has established itself as the foremost interpreter of Klezmer music in the Southeast. The ensemble consists of four instrumentalists: clarinetist, Gene Kavadlo; violinist, Ali Kavadlo; guitarist, Mike Mosley; and bassist, Ron Brendle. Together, they bring an impressive background to their Klezmer interpretations. Since its founding in by Gene […]

CELTIC ARTS SERIES: Na Fidleiri

CELTIC ARTS SERIES: Na Fidleiri  —(60min) The southeast’s premier Celtic fiddle ensemble is directed by Mary Scott Taylor. Na Fidleiri presents a lively concert of Irish Jigs, Reels and Airs, as well as American Old-Time tunes. Guest artists Susan Conant (flute and whistle), John Holenko (guitar and mandolin), and Joseph Ensley (guitar) join the 20-plus […]

MUSIC: Piccolo Spoleto at Bishop Gadsden: Christal Brown-Gibson

MUSIC: Piccolo Spoleto at Bishop Gadsden: Christal Brown-Gibson -Christal Brown-Gibson presents an evening of Spirituals, Jazz, Blues and Gospel on a “Journey Through the Music of African Americans”. Join this John’s Island native, as she sings music by Musical legends Etta James, Billie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson, and many others.  June 1 at 4pm .  Admission: FREE.  Bishop Gadsden […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES: Shandon United Methodist Chancel Choir

Festival of Churches & Synagogues:  Shandon United Methodist Chancel Choir from Columbia, SC, will present Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. Also “Love Never Fails” and “Let Beauty Be Our Memorial” by J.A.C. Redford and the Jubilate Deo by Glenn Rudolph. All works by living American composers St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 142 Church St. June 1 at 5pm. Admission: Free (donations gratefully […]

THEATRE SERIES: Two Tales from Concord, Virginia

THEATRE SERIES: Two Tales from Concord, Virginia - (70min) The “love child of Truman Capote and Eudora Welty” (NYC’s Next) tells tales from his mythical Blue Ridge Mountain town. Experience a madcap horseback odyssey of a well-favored lady and the heroic antics of a moonshining grand old lady. “The Southern Gothic genre is marvelously reincarnated in these beguiling […]

AWOJC: Yuriy Bekker and Friends

A WORLD OF JEWISH CULTURE: Yuriy Bekker and Friends – (70min) Enjoy an evening with violinist, Yuriy Bekker, and his musical partners, Andrew Armstrong, piano, Micah Ganwer, violin,  Eliot Lawson, violin, Ben Weiss, viola, and Norbert Lewandowski on the cello. The group will perform 20th century music. Selections from: Golijov, Tenebrae for String Quartet; Korngold, […]

JAZZ CRUISES: Lonnie Hamilton Quintet featuring vocalist Lyndsey Moynihan

 JAZZ CRUISES: Lonnie Hamilton Quintet featuring vocalist Lyndsey Moynihan—(120min) This cruise is swinging!  Rhythm on the Water!  Join Lonnie Hamilton III, sax, Charleston’s Jazz Ambassador along with Chuck Dalton, trumpet; Jamie Harris, bass; Gerald “Cameo” Williams, drums, John Tecklenburg, piano, and vocalist Lindsey Moynihan!.  Enjoy the cruise while they serve up a night of swinging jazz standards!  Spirit of […]

VISUAL ARTS: Crafts Demonstration: Joan Glover

Outdoor Crafts Show artist presents a demonstration in Pine Needle Coiling on Gourds. June 1 at 3pm. Demonstration is free with purchase of regular admission: $3 Adults; Free for Children/Seniors; $1 Adults on Sun.  Wragg Square, Meeting St., between Charlotte St. and Ashmead Place.

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Mrs. John Marsh: The World Knew Her as Margaret Mitchell

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Mrs. John Marsh: The World Knew Her as Margaret Mitchell  — (100min) by Melita Easters.  This lively and humorous one-woman show about the reclusive author of Gone With the Wind is especially timely as the film premiered 75 years ago. The play stars Saluda Camp, a Charleston native and graduate of the College of […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: The Pit

 PICCOLO FRINGE: The Pit—(2 person show, 60 min)  In this funny, fast-paced, and surreal send-up of domestic bliss, a husband and wife must negotiate both their marriage and the growing, bottomless pit that’s opened up in their bedroom. “4 STARS: Like the fringe equivalent of a jazz masterpiece, The Pit sweeps its viewers up in […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: The Elephant in My Closet

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: The Elephant in My Closet— (65min) Me.  Coming out to my father.  As a Democrat.  The hit solo show from David Lee Nelson, created with Adam Knight, returns for one final run where it all began.  “4 Stars”- Time Out, NY .  “Hits precisely the right notes at exactly the right place and […]

VISUAL ARTS: The Art of Recovery

VISUAL ARTS: The Art of Recovery – The South Carolina Department of Mental Health presents this exhibition which celebrates the vitality and courage of the human spirit. It consists of artwork from SC residents recovering from mental illness and offers viewers a powerful representation of the person within – his or her pain, fear, recovery, […]