FALL ARTS CALENDAR 

theatre

SEPTEMBER

King Lear – Shakespeare's classic tragedy, as produced by the College of Charleston Theatre Department and directed by Todd McNerney. Thurs., Aug. 31, 8 p.m., Fri. Sept. 1, 8 p.m., Sat. Sept. 2, 8 p.m., Sun. Sept. 3, 3 p.m., Mon. Sept. 4, 8 p.m. and Tues., Sept. 5, 8 p.m. $15, $10/seniors and CofC students. Emmett Robinson Theatre (Simons Center for the Arts), 54 St. Philip St. 953-5604. www.cofc.edu/theatre

36 Views – A priceless Japanese pillow book is discovered, and scholars, art dealers, and reporters all clamor for a piece of the monumental story. Pure Theatre presents 36 Views, a beautiful, mystical progression of visual symbols, objects, and human relationships. Sunday performance preceded by a complimentary brunch at 1 p.m. Each Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Sept. 10, 2 p.m. Sept. 1 through Sept. 23. $20. The Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay St. 723-4444. www.puretheatre.org

Arsenic and Old Lace – The Footlight Players Theatre begins its 75th season with the presentation of Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring. The humorous story of two seemingly innocent ladies who have an unfortunate habit of filling their cellar with the bodies of lonely men whom they have "helped find peace." Fri. Sept. 8, 8 p.m., Sat. Sept. 9, 8 p.m., Sun. Sept. 10, 3 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 14, 8 p.m., Fri. Sept. 15, 8 p.m., Sat. Sept. 16, 8 p.m., Sun. Sept. 17, 3 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 21, 8 p.m., Fri. Sept. 22, 8 p.m. and Sat. Sept. 23, 8 p.m. $25/adult, $15/students and seniors. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. 722-4487. www.footlightplayers.net

The Good Doctor – The Village Playhouse presents Neil Simon's lighthearted tribute to the great Anton Chekhov. Fri. Sept. 8, 8 p.m., Sat. Sept. 9, 8 p.m., Fri. Sept. 15, 8 p.m., Sat. Sept. 16, 8 p.m., Sun. Sept. 17, 5 p.m., Fri. Sept. 22, 8 p.m., Sat. Sept. 23, 8 p.m. and Sun. Sept. 24, 5 p.m. Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman Blvd. 856-1579. www.villageplayhouse.com

Moonlight and Magnolias – Fun and mayhem in a play written by Ron Hutchinson and directed by Marybeth Clark. Single tickets on sale Sept. 4. Sept. 8-23. $25. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. 577-5967. www.charlestonstage.com

The Bo Bennington Murder: Mystery Dinner Theatre – Dinner theater performance starring Clarence Felder and Chris Weatherhead. Performance presented by the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. Fri. Sept. 22, 7 p.m. $28/call for group rates. North Charleston Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr. 745-1087.

Closer – Patrick Marber's play weaves through the lives of four lovers entangled in a web of deception and desire. First staged at the Royal National Theatre, London in 1997, Closer is a dark comedy that strikes a chord of relevance and exposes the true nature of selfishness in love. Sat. Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Sun. Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Sat. Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Sun. Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Sat. Oct. 14, 7 p.m. and Sun. Oct. 15, 7 p.m. $10. The Map Room, 1650 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 343-6560.

OCTOBER

The Producers – As part of the Best of Broadway series, the North Charleston Performing Arts Center presents the new Mel Brooks musical. Tues., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Wed. Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. and Thurs., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. 554-6060. www.coliseumpac.com

Wedding Band – A ground-breaking drama that explores the viability of an interracial relationship at a time when it was illegal. Produced by the College of Charleston Theatre Department and directed by Joy Vandervort-Cobb. There will be a "talkback" after the opening night performance (October 5). Thurs., Oct. 5, 8 p.m., Fri. Oct. 6, 8 p.m., Sat. Oct. 7, 8 p.m., Sun. Oct. 8, 3 p.m., Mon. Oct. 9, 8 p.m. and Tues., Oct. 10, 8 p.m. $15, $10/Students and Seniors. Emmett Robinson Theatre (Simons Center for the Arts), 54 St. Philip St. 953-5604. www.cofc.edu/theatre

Grace – Pure Theatre presents Grace, where murder, romance, faith, and betrayal make for an explosive combination in this darkly funny and provocative new play from Craig Wright, writer for ABC's Lost and HBO's Six Feet Under. Sunday performance preceded by a complimentary brunch at 1 p.m. Oct. 6-Oct. 28. Each Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Oct. 15, 2 p.m. $20. The Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay St. 723-4444. www.puretheatre.org

Glengarry Glen Ross – The Village Playhouse presents the winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize. David Mamet's comedic drama details struggle of a small time real estate salesman attempting to profit off of selling worthless plots of land as he strives for his own piece of the American Dream. "Lie. Cheat. Steal. Anything to close the deal." Fri. Oct. 13, 8 p.m., Sat. Oct. 14, 8 p.m., Fri. Oct. 20, 8 p.m., Sat. Oct. 21, 8 p.m., Fri. Oct. 27, 8 p.m., Sat. Oct. 28, 8 p.m., Sun. Oct. 29, 5 p.m., Fri. Nov. 3, 8 p.m. and Sat. Nov. 4, 8 p.m. Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman Blvd. 856-1579. www.villageplayhouse.com

Nevermore – Charleston Stage Company's acclaimed production returns to Dock Street Theatre, written and directed by Julian Wiles. Tickets on sale Oct. 16. Oct. 20-Nov. 4. $25. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. 577-5967. www.charlestonstage.com

Pirates! The Revenge of Colonel Rhett – This performance, part of the Folly Beach Arts & Crafts Guild's Fall Fine Arts Festival, stars Clarence Felder and Boo Sheppard. Sun. Oct. 22, 2 & 6:30 p.m. Charleston on the Beach Holiday Inn, 1 Center St. 5882447 ext. 1. www.actorstheatreofsc.org/Index.html

Rebecca – The Footlight Players Theatre presents the classic drama with a Gothic undertone. Rebecca was originally produced at Footlight in 1945. Fri. Oct. 27, 8 p.m., Sat. Oct. 28, 8 p.m., Sun. Oct. 29, 3 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 2, 8 p.m., Fri. Nov. 3, 8 p.m., Sat. Nov. 4, 8 p.m., Sun. Nov. 5, 3 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 9, 8 p.m., Fri. Nov. 10, 8 p.m. and Sat. Nov. 11, 8 p.m. $25/adult, $15/students and seniors. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. 722-4487. www.footlightplayers.net

NOVEMBER

Captain Felder's Cannon – This performance, part of the Fine Arts Series, stars Clarence Felder, Nick Smith, Charles Venning, Miles Pittman, and Chris Weatherhead. Tues., Nov. 7, 7 p.m. and Wed. Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Mark Clark Hall, The Citadel. 588-9636.

Killing Chickens – Pure Theatre presents a story about how chicken-house processor Bob Wiggins holds his family together, both alive and dead. From the head of Charleston playwright Rodney Lee Rogers springs this often funny and heartbreaking tale of holding on and letting go. Sunday performances preceded by a complimentary brunch at 1 p.m. Nov. 10-Dec. 2. Each Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. Nov. 19, 2 p.m. and Sun. Nov. 26, 2 p.m. $20. The Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay St. 723-4444. www.puretheatre.org

Aida – The North Charleston Performing Arts Center presents Aida as part of the Best of Broadway series. Tues., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. and Wed. Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. 554-6060. www.coliseumpac.com

Arms and the Man – Clever satire of the romantic allure of war to those who haven't experienced its sober reality. Produced by the College of Charleston Theatre Department and directed by Mark Landis. There will be a "talkback" after the opening night performance (November 15). Wed. Nov. 15, 8 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 16, 8 p.m., Fri. Nov. 17, 8 p.m., Sat. Nov. 18, 8 p.m., Sun. Nov. 19, 3 p.m. and Mon. Nov. 20, 8 p.m. $15, $10/students and seniors. Emmett Robinson Theatre (Simons Center for the Arts), 54 St. Philip St. 953-5604. www.cofc.edu/theatre

Absurd Person Singular – The Village Playhouse presents Alan Ayckbourn's humorous commentary on social class with the accounts of three separate couples on Christmas Eve. Fri. Nov. 24, 8 p.m., Sat. Nov. 25, 8 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 30, 8 p.m., Fri. Dec. 1, 8 p.m., Sat. Dec. 2, 8 p.m., Sun. Dec. 3, 5 p.m., Fri. Dec. 8, 8 p.m., Sat. Dec. 9, 8 p.m. and Sun. Dec. 10, 5 p.m. Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman Blvd. 856-1579. www.villageplayhouse.com

DECEMBER

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – The Herdmans, the absolute worst kids in town, are back and once again have the leads in the town Christmas pageant. Tickets on sale Oct. 16. Dec. 8-16. $15/adult, $12/kid. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. 577-5967. www.charlestonstage.com

A Child's Christmas in Wales – This performance stars Clarence Felder and is a collaboration between the Footlight Players, Actors' Theatre of SC, and Charleston House Concerts. Thurs., Dec. 21, 3 & 7 p.m., Sat. Dec. 23, 3 & 7 p.m. and Sun. Dec. 24, 3 p.m. $15. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. 722-4487. www.footlightplayers.net

A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas – Dickens's classic returns, as presented by Charleston Stage Company. Tickets on sale Oct. 16. Dec. 1-17. $35. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. 577-5967. www.charlestonstage.com

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol – The Village Playhouse presents the classic Christmas tale told from Jacob Marley's point of view in a powerful one man show that is sure to entertain and inspire. Thurs., Dec. 7, 8 p.m., Sun. Dec. 10, 2 p.m., Fri. Dec. 15, 8 p.m., Sat. Dec. 16, 8 p.m., Fri. Dec. 22, 8 p.m. and Sat. Dec. 23, 8 p.m. Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman Blvd. 856-1579. www.villageplayhouse.com

Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight – Theatre /verv/'s Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight is a hilarious romp into the world of relationships and partners' subsequent insecurities. Frantic and zany, Things explores the events that ensue when people get carried away with words in the heat of the moment. Sat. Dec. 2, 7 p.m., Sun. Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Sat. Dec. 9, 7 p.m., Sun. Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Sat. Dec. 16, 7 p.m. and Sun. Dec. 17, 7 p.m. $10. The Map Room, 1650 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 343-6560.


concert music

SEPTEMBER

College of Charleston Jazz Ensemble – Part of the Monday Night Concert Series sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Mon. Sept. 11, 8 p.m. $5, free for CofC students with valid ID. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

Charleston House Concerts Gala Opening Concert – Concert includes pieces by Weber and Shostakovich. Fri. Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. $50 (advanced purchase required). The Calhoun Mansion, 16 Meeting St. 763-4941. www.charlestonhouseconcerts.org

Nibya Mariño, Piano – Part of the Monday Night Concert Series sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Mon. Sept. 18, 8 p.m. $5, free for CofC students with valid ID. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

"A Grand Night for Singing" – A vocal/choral area scholarship benefit performed at the College of Charleston. Sat. Sept. 23, 8 p.m. $20. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

Suzanne Fleming-Atwood, soprano – Part of the Monday Night Concert Series sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Mon. Sept. 25, 8 p.m. $5, free for CofC students with valid ID. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

The Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon 2006 Classical Concert Series – The Charleston Chamber Players, featuring members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, will perform, in authentic 18th century period attire, selections by Handel, Bach, Telemann, and Haydn with harpsichord, oboe, flute, and cello. The performance follows a wine and cheese receiving reception. Tues., Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $18. Old Exchange Building, 122 E. Bay St. 727-2165. www.oldexchange.com

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Gala – The CSO, along with the CSO Choir, College of Charleston Choir, and SC State University Choir of Orangeburg, present Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as part of the Masterworks Series. Sat. Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. $15-50, $5/students (with ID). Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street. 554-6060. www.charlestonsymphony.com

OCTOBER

College of Charleston Gospel Choir – Performance part of the Monday Night Concert Series sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Mon. Oct. 2, 8 p.m. $5, free for CofC students with valid ID. Mt. Zion AME Church, 5 Glebe St., 5 Glebe Street. 953-5927.

Terranova Chamber Music – Part of the Monday Night Concert Series sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Mon. Oct. 9, 8 p.m. $5, free for CofC students with valid ID. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

Jazz with Frank Duvall – Sponsored by Jazz Studies/Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Thurs., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. $5, free for CofC students with valid ID. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

Opening Night Pops – The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents the highly anticipated feature performance of this year's Charleston Pops Series. Sat. Oct. 14, 8 p.m. $15-35, $5/student (with ID). Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street. 554-6060. www.charlestonsymphony.com

Chamber Music at the Gibbes – Performance includes pieces by Beethoven, Ibert, and Shostakovich. Sun. Oct. 15, 3 p.m. $20/$15 seniors and students, $10 Gibbes members (advanced purchase required). Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. 763-4941. www.charlestonhouseconcerts.org

John Freeman, trumpet – Part of the Monday Night Concert Series sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Mon. Oct. 16, 8 p.m. $5, free for CofC students with valid ID. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

Charleston Music Fest Opening Concert – This performance is part of the College of Charleston Chamber Series. Concert features Keng-Yuen, Boris Slutsky, Lee-Chin Siow, and Natalia Khoma. Sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Fri. Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Oct. 22, 4 p.m. $25 (tickets available at www.etix.com). Ashley Hall, 172 Rutledge Avenue. 953-5927.

Out on the Veranda – The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents the first installment in the Casual Classic Series, featuring music by Barber, Corigliano, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky. Sat. Oct. 21, 8 p.m. $20-30, $5/student (with ID). Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street. 554-6060. www.charlestonsymphony.com

Doug Ashley, piano – Part of the Monday Night Concert Series. Sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Mon. Oct. 23, 8 p.m. $5, free for CofC students with valid ID. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

Seascapes – The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents an ocean-inspired compilation of pieces by Debussy, Handel, Ravel, and Wagner as part of the Masterworks Series. Sat. Oct. 28, 8 p.m. $15-50, $5/student (with ID). Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street. 554-6060. www.charlestonsymphony.com

Natalia Khoma, cello – Cello concert featuring Natalia Khoma. Sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Mon. Oct. 30, 8 p.m. $5, free for CofC students with valid ID. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

Brennan Szafron, organ – Organ concert featuring Brennan Szafron. Part of the St. Luke's Recital Series sponsored by the Charleston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists/College of Charleston. Tues., Oct. 31, 12:15 p.m. Free. St. Luke's Chapel, MUSC b/w Bee St. and Ashley Ave. 792-6775.

NOVEMBER

Charleston House Concerts – A house concert including pieces by Schubert and Ravel. Sun. Nov. 5, 3 p.m. $25 (sold out, please call to be placed on wait list). Palmer Home, 5 East Battery. 763-4941. Sun. Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. $25 (advance purchase required). The Dixon Home, 47 South Battery. 763-4941. www.charlestonhouseconcerts.org

What's So Funny? – The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents a compilation of pieces by Bach, Bolcom, Ives, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky as a part of the Lowcountry Concerts Series. Fri. Nov. 10, 8 p.m. $20, $5/student (with ID). Wando Performing Arts Center, 1000 Warrior Way. Sat. Nov. 11, 8 p.m. $20-30, $5/student (with ID). Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street. 554-6060. www.charlestonsymphony.com

Music Under the Oaks – Outdoor classical and jazz concert. Sat. Nov. 11, 3 p.m. Free. The Cistern, 66 George Street. 953-8228.

Marc Regnier and Marco Sartor, classical guitar – Classical guitar concert featuring Marc Regnier and Marco Sartor. Part of the Monday Night Concert Series sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Mon. Nov. 13, 8 p.m. $5, free for CofC students with valid ID. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

Seung-lan Kim, organ – Organ concert featuring Seung-lan Kim. Sponsored by the Charleston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists/College of Charleston. Tues., Nov. 14, 12:15 p.m. Free. St. Luke's Chapel, MUSC b/w Bee St. and Ashley Ave. 792-6775.

Tommy Gill Jazz Ensemble – Concert featuring jazz standards and originals performed by Tommy Gill. Thurs., Nov. 16, 8 p.m. $5. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

Sunrise America – The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents a collection of music by Danielpour, Gershwin, and Grofe as part of the Masterworks Series. Sat. Nov. 18, 8 p.m. $15-50, $5/student (with ID). Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street. 554-6060. www.charlestonsymphony.com

College of Charleston Opera Gala – Sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Sat. Nov. 18, 8 p.m. $5. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

College of Charleston Wind Ensemble – Concert featuring student musicians from the College of Charleston. Sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Sun. Nov. 19, 4 p.m. Free. Physician's Auditorium, 66 George St. 953-5927.

College of Charleston Jazz Ensemble – Part of the Monday Night Concert Series sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Mon. Nov. 20, 8 p.m. $5, free for CofC students with valid ID. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

College of Charleston Chamber Orchestra – Part of the Monday Night Concert Series featuring student musicians from the College of Charleston. Sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Mon. Nov. 27, 8 p.m. $5, free for CofC students with valid ID. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

DECEMBER

Yuletide Madrigal Feast – This event includes dinner and a concert featuring the Charleston Madrigal Singers. Sponsored by the Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Dec. 1-3, 7 p.m. $60. Alumni Memorial Hall, 66 George St. 953-5927.

Composers' Forum – The Composers' Forum is a concert featuring music composed by students at the College of Charleston. Sat. Dec. 2, 4 p.m. Free. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927.

Candlelight at the College – The College of Charleston Concert Choir will perform by candlelight as part of the Monday Night Concert Series. Mon. Dec. 4, 8 p.m. $5, free for CofC students with valid ID. Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St. 953-5927.

Christmas Around the World – Concert featuring Allyson Carrington on the harp and Ken Carrington on flutes. Part of the St. Luke's Recital Series sponsored by the Charleston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists/College of Charleston. Tues., Dec. 5, 12:15 p.m. Free. St. Luke's Chapel, MUSC b/w Bee St. and Ashley Ave. 792-6775.

Christmas Spectacular – The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents a collection of classic holiday favorites as a part of the Charleston Pops Series. Sat. Dec. 16, 8 p.m. $15-35, $5/student (with ID). Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street. 554-6060. www.charlestonsymphony.com


dance

SEPTEMBER

Charleston Ballet Theatre Satellite School Opening – Charleston Ballet Theatre celebrates the opening of a satellite school in N. Charleston with class registration from 4-6:30 pm and an open house and performance by Broadway Dance Project students at 6:30 pm. Thurs., Aug. 31, 4 p.m. Free. North Charleston Cultural and Civic Center, Ave. B South on the former Charleston Naval Base. 849-7814.

OCTOBER

Cinderella – The Charleston Ballet Theatre starts off the 2006-07 season with the presentation of the classic fairy tale story of Cinderella. Sat. Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Oct. 8, 3 p.m. $20-32. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. 723-7334. www.charlestonballet.com

Robert Ivey Ballet – Fall performance featuring Robert Ivey Ballet. Sponsored by the Department of Theatre/School of the Arts/College of Charleston. Fri. Oct. 13, 8 p.m., Sat. Oct. 14, 8 p.m. and Sun. Oct. 15, 3 p.m. $15, $12/students and seniors. Emmett Robinson Theatre (Simons Center for the Arts), 54 St. Philip St. 556-1343. www.cofc.edu

The Parsons Dance Company – A performance by the world-renowned dance company; part of the Charleston Concert Association's 06-07 season. Season tickets also available. Sat. Oct. 21, 8 p.m. $15-$55. Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. 571-7755. www.ticketmaster.com

NOVEMBER

Romeo and Juliet – The Charleston Ballet Theatre presents Shakespeare's most renowned romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Sat. Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Nov. 5, 3 p.m. $20-32. Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street. 723-7334. www.charlestonballet.com

Joffrey Ballet – The New York City-based ballet company comes to Charleston as part of the Charleston Concert Association's 2006-07 season. Wed. Nov. 15, 8 p.m. $15-$55. Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. 571-7755. www.ticketmaster.com

Peter and the Wolf and The Angel Tree – Performance featuring Robert Ivey Ballet. Sponsored by Dept. of Music at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts. Thurs., Nov. 30, 9 & 10:30 a.m., Fri. Dec. 1, 9 & 10:30 a.m. and Sat. Dec. 2, 12 p.m. $5, free for CofC students with valid ID. Emmett Robinson Theatre (Simons Center for the Arts), 54 St. Philip St. 953-5927. www.cofc.edu/theatre

DECEMBER

The Nutcracker – The Charleston Ballet Theatre along with First Federal presents The Nutcracker, a cherished holiday tradition that the CBT has proudly hosted for more than 30 years. Sat. Dec. 9, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Dec. 10, 3 p.m. $22-40. Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street. 723-7334. www.charlestonballet.com


visual arts

SEPTEMBER

Imagine – Honeydew Day Spa hosts a series of avant-garde art shows featuring local and national artists, catering by Vickery's, and wine and cheese from O'Hara and Flynn. Every other Thurs. through Dec. Call or visit the website for detailed info on specific artist appearances. Aug. 31 and every other Thurs. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Through Dec. 28. Honeydew Day Spa, 153 Market St. (877) 49-HONEY (494-6639). www.honeydewdayspa.com

Hot Pressed Poster Fest – Experience the fusion of design and fine art during a two week exhibition featuring 15 artists and more than 30 original posters that represent contemporary graphic arts and poster making. Fri. Sept. 1, 6 p.m. As a part of the Hot Pressed Poster Fest, the Redux Contemporary Art Center will host an artist vendor sale with exhibiting artists from 12-4 pm, a graphic art lecture and panel discussion from 4-6 pm, and a live music event from 8-11 pm featuring local favorites Michael Flynn & Bill Carson (Seating limited to 50 people at the music performance; presale tickets $10). Sat. Sept. 2, 12 p.m. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. 722-0697. www.reduxstudios.org

About Face – An exhibit of watercolor and ink by Charleston artist J.J. Ohlinger. On view through Sept. 21. City Gallery, 133 Church St. 724-7305.

Recent Works – An exhibition of works by College of Charleston professors Yvette Dede, Erik Johnson, Sharon Lacey, and Lynne Riding. On view through Sept. 22. The professors/artists will also be giving lectures each Fri. in Sept.: 9/1-Dede, 9/8-Johnson, 9/15-Lacy, 9/22-Riding. Free. Halsey Institute, 54 St. Philip Street. 953-5680. www.halsey.cofc.edu

"An Incomplete History: Women Photographers from Japan 1864-1997" By Noriko Fuku – A Halsey Institue Quattlebaum Lecture featuring Noriko Fuku. Sponsored by The Halsey Institue of Contemporary Art. Thurs., Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Free. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 953-5680.

Gallery Exhibition – MOJA Invitational gallery exhibition. Opening reception: Thurs. Sept. 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m. On view through Oct. 30. City Gallery, 133 Church St. 724-7305. www.ci.charleston.sc.us/oca.html

OCTOBER

Force of Nature – This collaborate exhibtion features ten artists from Japan who will address the theme utilizing locally available natural materials (salt, wood, dirt, plantlife, etc.) or natural elements and processes (wind, fire, decay, evaporation, etc.) in a temporary installation. Opening reception Saturday, October 7, 5-7 p.m. On view through December 8. An artist's lecture entitled "Forces of Nature Process & Practice: A Curator's Perspective" will be given on Friday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Halsey Institute, 54 St. Philip Street. 953-5680. www.halsey.cofc.edu

NOVEMBER

Gallery Exhibition – An exhibit of silver gelatin print by artist Robert Epps. Opening reception: Fri. Nov. 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m. On view through Dec. 4. City Gallery, 133 Church St. 724-7305. www.ci.charleston.sc.us/oca.html

Tokyo Moon – A Halsey Institute Membership Event. Join or renew your membership today. Sat. Nov. 4, 7-10 p.m. Halsey Institute, 54 St. Philip Street. 953-5680. www.halsey.cofc.edu

DECEMBER

Gallery Exhibition – An exhibition of silver and ebony by artist Kaminer Haislip. Opening reception: Fri. Dec. 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m. On view through Jan. 5. City Gallery, 133 Church St. 724-7305. www.ci.charleston.sc.us/oca.html


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