Thursday, September 12, 2019

Make sure you score tickets to "The Lion King" in North Charleston with Friday's presale

Can you feel the entertainment tonight?

Posted by Lilli Serral on Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 12:38 PM

Jared Dixon plays Simba in "The Lion King" North American Tour - DEEN VAN MEER
  • Deen van Meer
  • Jared Dixon plays Simba in "The Lion King" North American Tour
Calling all Broadway fans: this is your chance to get the best seats in the house for the touring production of The Lion King coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center this December.

On Fri. Sept. 13 from 8-10 a.m., the Coliseum ticket office will have tickets available for purchase before they go on sale to the public at all points of purchase at 10 a.m. Get there early to score some Lion King swag. The very first ticket buyer will even receive an extra-special gift. The show runs from Wed. Dec. 4-Sun. Dec. 14 of this year.

Event Details Disney Presents The Lion King
@ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5001 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, SC
When: Wed., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Dec. 5, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 7, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., Dec. 8, 1 & 6:30 p.m., Tue., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 14, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 15, 1 & 6:30 p.m.
Price: $25-$85
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Check out new works from studio artist Susan Altman at Redux's open studios this Thursday

Magical Monhegan

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Altman becomes a more expressive painter when she's on Monhegan Island. - SUSAN ALTMAN
  • Susan Altman
  • Altman becomes a more expressive painter when she's on Monhegan Island.
Gallery 1056, the studio artist-occupied gallery in Redux Contemporary Art Center, features a new show, The Magic of Monhegan, opening on Thurs. Sept. 12 during Redux's open studio hours.

Head to Redux Thursday from 5-8 p.m. to check out Monhegan (and chat with studio artists, buy cool art, sip drinks, the usual fun).

Gallery 1056 is Redux's hidden gem, a space curated by and populated with studio artists. The Magic of Monhegan features work from studio artist Susan Altman, curated by fellow studio artist Marina Dunbar.

The inspiration for the show comes from Monhegan Island, a small island (only one square mile!) off the coast of Maine. The island is a popular retreat for artists, who have summered there for over a century. When Altman works on Monhegan her normally abstract pieces become more expressive, drawing from the island's natural beauty and charm.

Read more about Redux's studio artists online at And be sure to soak in the current main exhibition, Me and My Girlfriend, which is on display through Sat. Sept. 14.
Event Details The Magic of Monhegan
@ Redux Contemporary Art Center
1056 King St.
Charleston, SC
When: Through Nov. 4
Price: Free to attend
Visual Arts

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Flowertown Players tells the story of Anne Frank with the help of local Holocaust survivors

Revisit a classic story

Posted by Lilli Serral on Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 3:15 PM

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Later this month, Flowertown Players will debut a production of The Diary of Anne Frank. The show, written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman, and directed by Josh Bates, receives a new adaptation in which a new generation can experience this iconic, true story.

In addition to the the play, Flowertown will feature an international exhibition alongside the show called Reading and Writing with Anne Frank, a traveling show provided by The Anne Frank Partnership of the University of South Carolina College of Education.

The self-guided visual exhibit will allow viewers to experience Anne's writing in large-panel displays throughout the space.

The Jewish Federation of Charleston will also join Flowertown on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 during matinee shows with local Holocaust survivors who will share their personal stories, as well as lessons on tolerance and human resilience.

The show, exhibition, and talkback series start on Sept. 27 and run through Oct. 6 at various dates and times. Learn more online at
Event Details The Diary of Anne Frank
@ Flowertown Theater
133 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC
When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. and Sundays, 3-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 6
(843) 875-9251
Price: $25, $15/students
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Call for submissions: ArtFields 2020 will dole out over $145,000 in prizes

Big $$$ up for grabs

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 2:53 PM

Lake City is a burgeoning arts haven right here in South Carolina - MEADE AGENCY
  • Meade Agency
  • Lake City is a burgeoning arts haven right here in South Carolina
ArtFields, an annual arts festival and competition that takes place in Lake City, S.C., is currently taking submissions from southeastern artists. Now through Nov. 1, interested artists can submit their work online.

Since its founding in 2013, ArtFields has awarded nearly $800,000 in prize money, helping bolster the careers of many up-and-coming artists. The festival has also transformed the city in which it takes place, putting Lake City on the map as a "burgeoning arts mecca."
You'll find art in venues all over town - MEADE AGENCY
  • Meade Agency
  • You'll find art in venues all over town
The town turns into a gallery of sorts during the annual nine day festival, with artwork popping up on streets, in restaurants, and in other non-traditional venues. There are a slew of additional events (schedule forthcoming), too, from live music to makers markets to galas, you name it.

ArtFields 2020 takes place April 24-May 2, 2020. Artists will compete for prizes including the grand prize ($50,000), the people's choice for both 2D and 3D pieces (each $12,500), and category awards in a variety of artistic mediums ($1,500 each).

Learn more about the festival online at

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Charleston Museum presents an evening of local jewelry — both past and present

All that glitters is (g)old

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 2:15 PM

Jewelry has been big business in the Holy City since the 18th century - PROVIDED
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  • Jewelry has been big business in the Holy City since the 18th century
On Thurs. Sept. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m., head to the Charleston Museum for a special evening filled with local jewelry — of the past and the present. Snag tickets to the evening online, $45/members, $55/general.

The Charleston Museum is chock-full of jewelry history, tracing back to 1731 when a visitor to the city, Peter Purry, noted that residents had "an abundance of jewelry, clothes, silver." (Not much has changed, eh?)

A variety of jewels will be on display during this pop-up event - PROVIDED
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  • A variety of jewels will be on display during this pop-up event
Back then Charlestonians got their goods from jewelers like John Paul Grimke, who created jewelry from the precious gems he imported. According to the museum, the continued importation of colored gems gave rise to local jewelry makers.

Charleston Museum's senior curator Grahame Long has selected precious gemstones and organic jewelry that date back to the 18th century to display during the evening. In addition the museum's jewels, local jewelry vendors will be on hand including Candy Shop Vintage, Croghan's Jewel Box, Naked Eyes Jewelry, and Jahde Leather Atelier.

Guests can shop these vendors while enjoying refreshments and hors d'oeuvres in the courtyard, along with music from the Paul Quattlebaum Jazz Band. 
Event Details Historic Jewelry Pop-up
@ Charleston Museum
360 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC
When: Thu., Sept. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Price: $55/non-member, $45/member
Visual Arts, Fashion + Shopping and Festivals + Events

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