Oh My , I use to go whereever He was the DJ I useto LOVE to take over the floor but after I got married I wasen't allowed to let Myself go on the dance floor , I miss our time's at the TREEHOUSE !!! LOVE HIM AND ALWAY'S WILL DAWN (AKA) SUNRIZE the crazy chic , P.S. I even miss the dweeby Acme and My cage !!!
Shooter's of Summerville is probably one of the best places to go if your looking for a welcome, down to earth place to hang out with your friends. From their pool tables, darts, killer drinks, their dance floor, and some of the BEST music around, Shooter's makes a great place to stop for a good time. And don't forget to try some of their food, they have great wings, steaks, onion rings and loads more to choice from! Stop in anytime for a great time! This place rocks! But don't just take my word for it go check it out for yourself, you'll have one hell of a time!
From across "the pond" on the idea of duck races: The 2011 Stockbridge (a section of Edinburgh, Scotland) duck race (plastic ones) is planned for July 3, 2011. What a way to raise money for charity: 1.5 GBP per duck. Are you really interested in it, then there is a Facebook event page called "The 23rd Stockbridge Duck Race." Check it out also at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=2182…
Edinburgh - EVENT – Stockbridge Duck Race 2011, Sunday 3rd July | Edinburgh Spotlight
2011 Stockbridge Duck race date announced The date for this year's fabulous Stockbridge Duck Race has been announced and it will be taking place on Sunday
Life is made from stories. The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, the stories we tell others, the stories we hear. Those we believe and don't believe, and those we aren't sure about.
Stories are the backbone of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan, and the backbone of the lives of its characters. Billy Craven, known on the island of Inishmaan as Cripple Billy, despite his growing rejection of the name, queries those he knows for stories of his past, especially of his parents, who drowned when he was a baby. JohnnyPateen lives on the bounty of his stories, telling them for payment of food and calling himself a newsman. What is told and not told, believed and not believed, structures the lives of people without much else to do in McDonagh's desolate Irish village.
As presented by Druid Theatre, McDonagh's story, and those of his characters, are painted in vivid, almost desperate colors, standing out in relief against the dank, dark set and ripped, pieced costumes. The characters' stories, by turns trivial and fearsome, become critical, flares shot up to help them find themselves in the dark.
JohnnyPateenMike lives most obviously through his stories, trading them for self-respect, food, and relevance. As played by Dermot Crowley, Johnny vacillates between being the town gossip and the town's Homer, seemingly unaware of the ways that his stories have consequences and beget misery, even while they keep the town's internal plot moving along. Crowley invests Johnny with a grandiose sense of entitlement that makes him oddly sympathetic, even as he spills secrets and extorts favors. He narrates his world with such a sense of glee that it's difficult to imagine how the town would function without him. His repartee with his mother (if one can call the constant exchange of insults and death wishes repartee), produced with such deadpan delivery, illustrates the cruelty of this hard peasant life, even as his unexpected revelations of kindness hint at the deeper stories we have yet to learn. When he delivers the latest news, about the local appearance of an American film crew and their plan to hire actors, all the characters light up, delighted to hear about something more exciting than feuding animals and who has been kissing whom.
The stories have the highest stakes for Billy, who longs to know the true story of his past and his parents, and to make a story for himself that involves something other than ridicule and a lonely future. He makes up a story to get him to the nearby island of Inishmore, where the film crew is preparing a Hollywood version of the story of the Aran Islands people. Tadhg Murphy's Billy seems perpetually - if only metaphorically - at sea, perplexed by the cruelty constantly heaped upon him, and deep in thought about all the possible alternatives to this life. Murphy creates in Billy a dim, but undying sense of hope, that carries him through his many painful discoveries, and carries the audience with him. You can't help but feel a pull – for him, with him – and a desire to see him pull his shuffling feet to a better place. He yearns for health, both physical and mental, and notes heartbreakingly, that "there's plenty round here just as crippled as me, but it's not on the outside it shows."
Ultimately, however, the underlying story of the town, beneath all the petty stories of meanness, is one of acceptance. Brother and sister Bartley and Slippy Helen, played by Laurence Kinlan and Clare Dunne with great fierceness and joy, are physically and emotionally cruel, and genuinely confused at the hurt they bring. Kinlan and Dunne, however, provide tantalizing glimpses of the tender spots on the hearts of the pair, as in a touching moment when Bartley turns back, after an exceptionally cruel barb, to ask Billy, quite sympathetically, if he's okay because he looks "a bit sad."
McDonagh's dialogue moves slowly and repetitively, with characters repeating their own thoughts – "not a word, not a word, not a word" – and full sentences of others, with a deliberateness and stilted delivery that clearly illustrates the emotional and intellectual poverty of their world while hinting at unknown depths of soul. It is a technique that McDonagh has used to great effect in the past (repetitiveness in his stunning play The Pillowman is used to force a squirming audience to confront the horrors presented to them in measured, painfully dispensed drops of information) and which works here to crystallize the disconnect between people, even as they cry out for communication. The actors of Druid Theatre deliver their repetitions with great respect, honoring the importance of each iteration of a line, allowing the story to grow slowly and organically. The story of Billy Craven, the Cripple of Inishmaan, is of a search for acceptance. That's a story we can all understand, even those of us who are better able than Billy to hide to crippled parts of ourselves.
The curtain call at the end of this preview performance was absent the traditional Spoleto standing ovation that seems to show up indiscriminately, often as if the audience were directing it more at themselves for sitting through a challenging piece than at the performers. But the applause was loud and genuine and perhaps reflected the somberness of the play. Or perhaps they were still caught up in the story.
All I can say is WOW. My third beer dinner in the Charleston area - by far the best! I am stuffed! They featured real meal size portions for each course, plenty of beer (the cask was bottomless so our table kept a pitcher full at all times!), and each course paired so well with the brews. The chefs cooked with the beer: third course was mean joe bean balsemic glazed pork tenderloin!
National Beer Day is April 7th.
There are a lot of unofficial random beer drinking holidays in the US.
New Beer's Eve - April 6th
National Beer Day - April 7th
National Homebrew Day - First Saturday in May
American Craft Beer Week - Starts on the 3rd Monday in May and goes for a week
International Beer Day - Aug. 5th
National Beer Lover's Day - Sept. 7th
National Drink a Beer Day - Sept. 28th
American Beer Day - Oct. 27th
National Beer Day (April 7th) is the only with with a historically significant date.
April 7th is National Beer Day here in the US. In 1933 during the prohibition era, the Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on March 23rd. That law was enacted on April 7th allowing the brewing and sale of beer in the United States again as long as it was < 3.2% (4% ABV). It's said that people waited in line overnight on April 6th outside Milwaukee breweries in order to legally buy beer for the first time in over 13 years. As a result, April 7th is known as National Beer Day and April 6th is called New Beers Eve.
National Beer Days around the world -
March 1st - Iceland
April 6th - England
April 7th - USA
April 23rd - Germany
was the writer of this article limted to a certain amount space --it really does not contain any substance that relates to miles---
Radney's show at the Windjammer last night (May 14) was outstanding!
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This gig has been moved to Friday, May 13th. How lucky!
Having been to Germany numerous times and experienced pedestrian shopping areas in cities both small and large, I think that it is time that Charleston seriously consider making King street for pedestrians permanently. This could be accomplished using valet parking for that area instead of the inept valet plan that is currently planned. Here is a suggestion that would guarantee that this would happen. Name it the 'Joseph P. Riley Pedestrian Plaza'
Y'all come on out. This event will be a blast. Eat up and come get local.
Would that be stand against all racism or just the the White Southern Male to the world variety?
The prices were just terrible. $7 for a sandwich with no side. The food was fine, but not great. There was not enough variety. The weather was perfect, but we would have appreciated having a few more tables available.
PURE no longer performs at 150 Meeting St. Race will be held at 334 East Bay St, Unit I
Does great on covers like Citizen Cope and Bob Marley. And easy on the eyes!
Are you ready for a garden makeover but can't bring yourself to trash healthy, happy plants? Pot it, label it and bring it to the 5th Annual Hampton Park Plant Swap sponsored by The City of Charleston Garden Club. Join us near the Café just off Mary Murray Boulevard (follow the signs). Up to 25 plants per person. All plants MUST be labeled. Planted cuttings will not be accepted. Remaining plants for sale at 3:00.
Oh oui! Love my Ménage à Trois Burlesque!
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