Freeloaders: Reception crashing 

This week's best freebies: Aug. 29-Sept. 4


MONDAY. Check out acoustic solo acts Jamisun Hodge in West Ashley or Dan Clamp on Folly Beach to get rid of your case of the Mondays.

TUESDAY. Bring your kids for pizza and a free babysitter at the showing of Awake  Zion with the CofC Jewish Studies Department.  The pensive documentary finds a ink between music, identity and spirituality. Local indie rock quartet Old You is playing at Fiery Ron’s in West Ashley for those who don’t like the new you so much.

WEDNESDAY. Enjoy contemporary country music at the Isle of Palms for the Beach Ball Free-for-All hosted by 96.9 The Wolf and Budweiser. Sing your hump day blues away with Sarah Cole and the Hawkes, a jazzy blues rock group at Art’s Bar and Grill.
Still want to talk trash about Irene and her hurricane friends? Award-winning authors Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius will discuss their new book about natural disasters and social change in the “cradle of secession.”

THURSDAY. If you’re an Allman Brothers fan, definitely check out Brian “BG” Graham of Disco Demolition Knights play solo at Fiery Ron’s in West Ashley. If you’re more of a Deadhead, beat it on down the line to see Rusty Cole & the Reckoning play on Folly Beach. Join Ginny Versteegen and Faye Sullivan at the opening reception of their own individual exhibits Journeys and Reflection. For those in a mature mood, the Lowcountry Senior Arts Festival begins to showcase the work of local artists age 50 and above. Enjoy a reception with Michelle Dunway at the opening of her art exhibit, Strength and Grace. Another reception opens We Carry Memories Inside of We, a collective exhibition that celebrates the anniversary of Julie Dash’s film, Daughters of the Dust.

FRIDAY. Romance and monsters, a Hollywood match-made-in-hell. If you’re sick of Bella, Edward, Sookie and the Jersey Shore, check out the screening of Surviving Hitler: A Love Story. As a part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, this unique film tells a tale of real monsters and against-all-odds romance. Several evening receptions will celebrate the openings of: 3’s A Charm by Ryan Cronin, Bird’s Eye View by Wanda Steppe, Evgeny and Lydia Baranov’s still life show, and JB Boyd’s exhibit of 10 American landscapes. Join John Dunnan for a reception and discussion of his new book, Retrospective, which tells the story of his lifelong career as an artist.

SATURDAY. Local acoustic combo Rawberry Jam will play a variety of rock and bluegrass jams at Big Gun Burger Shop downtown.

 

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