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VISUAL ARTS — Oh, hang it all
Hot Pressed Poster Fest
Opening Fri. Sept. 1, 6 p.m.
Sale, lecture, and concert: Sat. Sept. 2, 12-11 p.m.
On view through Sept. 15
Redux Contemporary Art Center
136 St. Philip St.

Redux throws another creative exhibit on the fire with the two-week Hot Pressed Poster Fest, which honors the talents of over 15 graphic designers and printmakers whose interweaving of fine art and design is responsible for the beautiful, yet utilitarian, decoration that graces concert posters, CDs, DVDs — even CP covers (works by this week's cover artist, Colleen Terrell, will be included in the Fest). The fest begins on Friday with an opening at 6 p.m. and continues on Saturday with an artist vendor sale from 12-4 p.m., as the artists mingle and create hand-pulled event posters at the Redux studios, where the public can talk with and buy work from the artists directly, and a graphic art lecture hosted by participating artists Sean Star Wars and Standard Deluxe from 4-6 p.m. Saturday's revelry concludes at 8 p.m. with a special limited-seating performance by two local musicians who know the value of a damn fine poster: pianist Michael Flynn (Slow Runner) and guitarist Bill Carson. Presale tickets are available for the music event; call or stop by Redux to pick some up.


SPORTS — The RiverDog days of summer
Charleston RiverDogs
Sept. 1 and 2, 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 3, 4:05 p.m.
Sept. 4, 6:05 p.m.
Joe Riley Stadium
360 Fishburne St.
577-DOGS (3647)

After a summer packed with promotions ranging from Bill Murray and Nancy O'Dell bobblehead nights to backseat drivers night to a cardboard box giveaway, the RiverDogs (with a 33-25 record as of Aug. 25) close out the 2006 season — their 10th as the RiverDogs — with four home games against one of their closest competitors in this year's South Atlantic League Southern standings, the Columbus Catfish (30-28 as of Aug. 25). Friday night's game, a military appreciation night (anyone with a military ID gets in free and the first 1,000 fans through the gates get a camouflage baseball), will be accompanied by fireworks, while Sat. features the RiverDogs 10th anniversary hat giveaway, and in randomly selected hats there will be a chance for fans to run on the field and try to catch some of the 1,000 one-dollar bills that will be dropped from the sky. Sunday is Family Day and the final Dog Day of the season (just don't let your ball-chasing retriever near the outfield), and at Mon. night's final game, billed as Back to the Beach Fan Appreciation Day, fans are encouraged to wear beachwear, and attendees will be randomly selected to dig through sandboxes for a wide variety of prizes ranging from RiverDogs paraphernalia to plane tickets. Everything wraps up with a bang as the sound of the season finale fireworks echoes across the peninsula and the crowds bid the team adieu — see ya next spring, fellas!


THEATRE — Innervision exam
Sept. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 at 2 p.m.
Pure Theatre
The Old Cigar Factory
701 East Bay St.

Ever have one of those days where it seems impossible to separate reality from imagination? When it seems like every choice you make is based on some completely arbitrary set of rules and regulations? Such is the heart of the dilemma faced by the characters in award-winning playwright Naomi Iizuka's 36 Views. The story, set in the Asian art world, follows a group of scholars, art dealers, and reporters as they try to uncover the facts behind the erstwhile discovery of a priceless Japanese pillow book. In a series of 36 interlocking scenes, the play slowly reveals the power of perception through a melange of visual symbols, objects, and human relationships. With 36 Views, Pure Theatre also debuts a new feature for the 2006-2007 season: Sunday brunch matinees — where theatergoers can meet the cast and enjoy light food and beverages — starting an hour before the 2 p.m. curtain time.


VISUAL ARTS — Kahn you dig it?
Wolf Kahn
Opening Fri. Sept. 1, 5-8 p.m.
On view through Nov. 11
Eva Carter Gallery
132 East Bay St.

The Eva Carter Gallery, in cooperation with the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, N.C., presents the works of Wolf Kahn, a vanguard of American representational art. Kahn combines the expressionist movement of the 1950s with classic American landscape painting to create a distinctive style of art. The still-working painter, who travels to residences in both New York City and rural Vermont, has created landscapes based on such diverse places as Kenya, Maine, Italy, and South Carolina, and his scenic Lowcountry paintings highlighted the 1999 exhibition Wolf Kahn: Painting in the South at the Morris Museum of Art and Jerald Melburg Gallery. Over 24 paintings, pastels, and monotypes will be on view at the Eva Carter Gallery, ranging from landscapes to abstract spacial studies. Additional events planned at the gallery are the fall French Quarter Art Walk, on Fri., Oct. 6 from 5-8 p.m. and a closing reception on Fri., Nov. 3 from 5-8 p.m.


EVENT — Calling all children of the corn
Pirate's Quest Corn Maze
Each Sat. in Sept.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Each Sun. in Sept.
12-6 p.m.
$8, $5/children 5-12, free for children under 5
Boone Hall Plantation
Highway 17N (back entrance to the plantation)

What better way to begin the fall than a trip through a corn maze? Boone Hall Plantation kicks off its Howl-O-Ween festivities a bit early this year with the Pirate's Quest Corn Maze. Pirate clues will guide folks along the twists and turns of the maze, which includes 10-foot long bridges and other surprises. This six-acre labyrinth was designed by Adrian Fisher of London, maze-maker extraordinaire and current record holder for the largest corn maze ever created. An activity courtyard and refreshment tent will also be open to keep things from getting too corny.

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