Harbor Fest, A Christmas Carol, Terrace Theatre, White Cartoon Trash 


Get inspired by Tall Ships

The second annual poster competition for the 2009 Charleston Harbor Fest has begun. Artists 18 and older are invited to submit original work for the Harbor Fest poster. The winner receives $1,000, public recognition, five commemorative posters, 10 T-shirts, and a VIP package for the event. Applications must be submitted no later than Dec. 12. The winner will be selected from a panel of judges, including John Duckworth, Rick Jerue, Ellen Dressler Moryl, Ann Long, and Brad Van Liew. Only one rule: You must use the title "Charleston Harbor Fest 2009" and "The Tall Ships are Coming!" For more, go to www.charlestonharborfest.org. —Mark Glenn

Bah Humbug!

Charleston Stage's performance of the beloved classic A Christmas Carol is coming to the Sottile Theatre Dec. 4-21. This holiday tradition has been an annual event for more than 30 years. The play features brand-new special effects, a colorful set, and dazzling costumes. The entire production comprises a cast of 50 — actors, dancers, and singers. Don't be a Scrooge, call (843) 577-7183 for ticket and show times. For more information, go to www.charlestonstage.com. —Mark Glenn

Terrace to 'seriously consider' live theater

The Little City Musical Theatre Company's production of The Rocky Horror Show at the Terrace Theatre proved eye-opening for owner Mike Furlinger. He was skeptical at first, but says there was a "respectable turnout," meaning about 60 people per show. "That's pretty good considering those were $35 per ticket," he says. "I'd seriously consider doing more." Already Piccolo Spoleto has approached him about hosting events at the Terrace. —John Stoehr

White cartoon trash

Award-winning cartoonist and comics creator Derf has a new graphic novel called Punk Rock and Trailer Parks. In the 1970s and '80s, punk spawned not only a music scene but an entire counterculture that transformed Akron, Ohio, into "the new Liverpool." Derf's latest tells the story of Otto, an unlikely hero who goes from the trailer park to celebrity on the punk circuit. Derf won the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Award in 2006 and his comic strip The City appears in many altweeklies, including Charleston City Paper. —Myles Hutto


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