Monday, April 22, 2019

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at Captain's Comics on Sat. May 4

May the free comics be with you

Posted by Morgan Galvez on Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 4:15 PM

The folks at Captain's Comics are ready to hook you up with three free comic books. - PROVIDED
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  • The folks at Captain's Comics are ready to hook you up with three free comic books.
May the Fourth and free comics be with you at Captain’s Comic & Toys as they give out over 4,000 free comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. The festivities start Sat. May 4 at 8 a.m. and end at 8 p.m. as attendees choose three (free!) books from a wide selection of over 60 different comics for children and adults alike.

One of the comic book highlights that will be up for grabs is Marvel's Spider-Man: Absolute Carnage prelude. This comic pins the iconic Spider-Man against one of his most deadly and popular foes, Carnage. DC Comics will also have a special title featured, their young adult series Under the Moon: A Catwoman Story. Other titles that will be featured include Stranger Things, Firefly, and Bob's Burgers. Captain’s Comics will also be offering an exclusive, limited-edition cover for DC Villain’s Special, a collection of DC’s baddest villains in leading roles.

Free comics might be the best deal attendees will see, but it won’t be the only one. Captain’s Comics will be having a massive sale with a tent in the parking lot filled with $1 comics and graphic novels with huge discounts. Inside, there will be deals on Star Wars figures, statues, Marvel and DC super hero figures, older comics, and Funko Pops.

On site there will also be local comic book artists like Shawn Durington who will be drawing sketches and selling prints. Charleston local Marcus Cripps will also be present to sell prints as well as original sketches of comic book classics and characters from pop culture.

Carolina Caricatures will be in attendance to draw guests as their cartoon alter ego —whether that’s a superhero, princess, or whatever else they can imagine. There will be plenty of employees on hand to give you recommendations and help you find your next obsession.
Event Details Free Comic Book Day at Captain's Comics and Toys
@ Captain's Comics
1209-D Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
West Ashley
Charleston, S.C.
When: Sat., May 4, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
(843) 766-6611
Price: Free
Family + Kids and Visual Arts

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Charleston Moves celebrates Mobility Month in May with Bike to Work Day, seminars, and more

Over 13 events in celebration of complete streets

Posted by Michael Pham on Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 2:33 PM

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Formerly known as Bike Month, Charleston Moves' Mobility Month is an annual month-long celebration dedicated to promoting the safety and community of complete streets that are designed to enable safe access for all users, whether they walk, bike, ride, or drive.

The celebration will run from Thurs. May 2 to Fri. May 31, with special events multiple times a week, including the Ride of Silence, Bike to Work Day, an informative lecture series, and more.

More information of the events can be found on Charleston Moves' website of Facebook event page.

Schedule of Events for Mobility Month:

Thurs. May 2
Mobility Month Kickoff
5 to 8 p.m.
Tradesman Brewing Company (1647 King St.)

Sat. May 4
Johns Island Farm Ride
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Burden Creek Dairy (2755 Exchange Landing Rd.)

Sun. May 5
Neighborhood Story Stroll
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
134 Cannon St.
The three community-based events, Neighborhood Story Stroll, Johns Island Farm Ride, and Preservation Pedal, will be guided and informative events, focused on the history, importance, and future of the selected areas.

Tues. May 7
Bike to School Day
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mary Ford Elementary School (3180 Thomasina McPherson Blvd.)

Sat. May 11
Pedal the Parks
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Charleston County Public Library, South Windermere Branch (45 Windermere Blvd.)

Tues. May 14
The Rise and Fall of Charleston's Streetcars, 1865-1938
6 to 7 p.m.
Charleston County Public Library, Main Branch (68 Calhoun St.)
A new 3-part lecture series focusing on the past, present, and future of Charleston transportation will take place over the course of the month, led by insightful community leaders, including Dot Scott of the Charleston Branch NAACP, Melissa Maddox-Evans of the City of Charleston's Housing Authority, Vince Graham of Loci, and much more.

Wed. May 15
Ride of Silence
6 to 9 p.m.
Lowcountry Food Bank (2864 Azalea Dr.)
Ride of Silence will be a police-escorted ride over the North Bridge that links West Ashley and North Charleston, and will be in remembrance of the community member who lost their life while riding over the bridge in the summer of 2018. The Ride will show support for the retrofitting, allowing safe access for all users.

Fri. May 17
Bike to Work Day
7 to 8:30 a.m. (Morning Commute)
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Evening Commute)
Half-Moon Outfitters, West Ashley, Back parking lot (94 Folly Road Blvd.)
Bike to Work Day will also be police-escorted commute over the Legare and Memorial Bridges, showing support for the proposal to build a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge from the West Ashley Greenway to downtown.

Sun. May 19
Preservation Pedal
1 to 3 p.n.
Magnolia Cemetery, Corner of Huguenin/Cunnington avenues (70 Cunnington Ave.)

Tues. May 21
Equity, Access + Planning: How Transportation Underpins Charleston's Major Issues
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Charleston County Public Library, Mt. Pleasant Branch (1133 Mathis Ferry Rd.)

Sat. May 25
Battery2Beach Ride
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
PARD Park, Sullivan's Island (2114 Middle St.)
Battery2Beach is a Charleston Moves' proposed route network, providing 32 miles of mixed-use paths, and connecting five municipalities and three beaches. The B2B ride will cover the progress of Sullivan's Island and Isle of Palms.

Tues. May 28

The Future of Transit is Now
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Chicora Elementary School (3100 Carner Ave.)

Fri. May 31
Mobility Month Finale
6 to 9 p.m.
Baker & Brewer (94 Stuart St.)

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Tim McGraw joins Pulitzer winner Jon Meacham for their Songs of America book tour

Just to see y'all smile

Posted by Morgan Galvez on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 12:19 PM

Tim and Jon — can you ask for a better combo than that? - PROVIDED
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  • Tim and Jon — can you ask for a better combo than that?
Country legend and Grammy award-winner Tim McGraw and Pulitzer-Prize winner Jon Meacham have joined together to write a book — and it’s getting its own tour. The Songs of America tour will come to the Gaillard Center on June 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale today, Fri. April 19 and range in price from $65 to $350. Tickets can be purchased by calling (843) 242-3099, online, and in person at the Charleston Gaillard Center.

The pair’s book Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music that Made a Nation will officially go on sale June 11, but all of those who attend the national seven-city tour to support the book will get a free copy (a $30 value) included with their ticket.

Songs of America is a heartfelt remembrance of American greatness and the songs that inspired it. Spanning from the national anthem to Springsteen's “Born in the USA," Meacham and McGraw take a tour through American music history and how it shaped our culture.

On the tour, the writing pair will offer a glimpse into the writing processes that led to creating the book — and talk about their unique friendship. McGraw will also treat audiences to some musical performances of songs that are featured in the book.
Event Details Songs of America: Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw
@ Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC
When: Tue., June 11, 7:30 p.m.
(843) 242-3099
Price: $65-$350 (plus applicable fees)
Buy Tickets
Festivals + Events and Books + Poetry

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

You can now get a sticker of Fletcher Williams' 'revised' palmetto rose signs

And a palmetto rose (or 10) to boot

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 5:05 PM

Earlier this month we wrote about Fletcher Williams' latest project, Revising Divisive Phrasing, which calls for a re-wording of signs regarding palmetto rose sellers in downtown Charleston. Now, Williams is selling a sticker version of his project, which you can buy online. The revised words read: "This area is designated for the sale of Charleston Palmetto Roses made by our local artisans."

In an Instagram post, Williams encourages people to "Stick it. Keep it. Gift it." He adds, "What is a good sign if I'm the only person to have it?"

The first 10 buyers to order both a sticker and a palmetto rose will receive an additional nine roses.

Spread the words, y'all.

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Heart of Gold Gallery presents hip-hop photography exhibit Thurs. April 25

Music in motion

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 1:25 PM

Dr. Dre at soundboard. Los Angeles, CA. 1994 - NEAL PRESTON
  • Neal Preston
  • Dr. Dre at soundboard. Los Angeles, CA. 1994
Mt. Pleasant's Heart of Gold Gallery, a special gallery that highlights music photography, presents a fun exhibit on Thurs. April 25 featuring hip-hop photography. Head to the Whilden Street spot from 5:30-8 p.m. for a free opening night party.

Check out works from photographers like Clay Patrick McBride, a NYC-based photog who has taken portraits of big names like Metallica, Norah Jones, Jay Z, and Kanye West. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, and NY Magazine. (And now, of course, in the Heart of Gold Gallery).

Jay Z and Kanye West. NYC, 2005 - CLAY PATRICK MCBRIDE
  • Clay Patrick McBride
  • Jay Z and Kanye West. NYC, 2005

Learn more about the gallery and all of their photography-focused exhibits online at
Event Details Hip-Hop Photography
@ Heart of Gold Gallery
414 Whilden St.
Mt. Pleasant
Mount Pleasant, SC
When: Thu., April 25, 5:30-8 p.m.
Price: Free to attend
Visual Arts

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