Join artist Lynne Riding Tuesday night at the Art Institute of Charleston's gallery at 24 N. Market St. to celebrate the opening of her latest show. The reception lasts from 6 to 8 p.m. Riding's show will remain at the Art Institute Gallery until June 13. Those interested in purchasing any of the artist's works can contact her directly. Twenty percent of proceeds go to benefit the EDMC Foundation which provides scholarship money for students attending EDMC schools, such as the Art Institutes. For more, visit artinstitutes.edu/charleston. —Moira Phillips
Ann Long Fine Art at 54 Broad St. hosts Tuesday night's Bubbles and Baubles, an event featuring the jewelry of Charleston denizen Janet Porcher Gregg. Pink champagne will be on hand as guests peruse Gregg's copious offerings. For more information about the artist, visit her site at jpgltd.com. For further info about the gallery or the event itself, you can visit annlongfineart.com or call (843) 577-0447. —Moira Phillips
On Sat. May 16, join the Olde North Charleston Picture House for the 2005 thriller El Método, or The Method. Director Marcelo Piñeyro brings together an all-star Spanish cast (never fear, the film features English subtitles) to explore a highly competitive job interview process in which candidates must complete bizarre tests and vote each other out of the job.
The Picture House has showings of the film at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. with local filmmaker Robin Condon’s short film Smarty playing prior to the feature. Tickets are $2 for members and $5 for non-members, available at the door 15 minutes prior to the showing. The presentation, a project of the not-for-profit Greater Park Film Association, comes complete with free popcorn. For more information, visit parkcirclefilms.org or call (843) 478-3911. —Moira Phillips
The Charleston Arts Coalition launches it’s first product, charlestonculture.com, today at Robert Lange Studios from 6-8 p.m. with a reception following at Shine at 9 p.m.
The website provides a much-needed venue for Charleston’s creative arts community online. It includes profiles, calender listings, postings, and more; all available simply through signing up.
From literature to cuisine, Charleston culture has it all. Celebrate the arrival of the site with Shine’s street cuisine, wine from British Wine Merchants, and DJ Icebread on the turntables.
The event is free to members, guests are asked to contribute a $5 donation. Space is limited, so send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending. For more information, visit www.charlestonartscoalition.com. —Moira Phillips