Tuesday, July 17, 2018

CHS Artist Collective and Heart of Gold Gallery present 'Endless Summer' on Thurs. July 26

Fun in the sun

Posted by Francesca Mathewes on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 12:50 PM

"Venice Beach" 2012 - NOAH ABRAMS
  • Noah Abrams
  • "Venice Beach" 2012
Surf culture is cool — but for those of us who are less than coordinated, there are perhaps better ways of engaging with it than trying to straddle our clumsy butts on a surfboard. For example, on Thurs. July 26 you can head to Charleston Artist Collective and Heart of Gold Gallery to check out their collaborative exhibit, Endless Summer.

Heart of Gold will be showing surf photography pieces dating back from today’s work to pieces from the 1960s, and Charleston Artist Collective will be displaying summer and beach-themed work from some of their own artists. The exhibit will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 414 Whilden St., complete with refreshments, artists to meet and greet, and summertime inspired works of art.
Event Details Endless Summer
@ Heart of Gold Gallery
414 Whilden St.
Mt. Pleasant
Mount Pleasant, SC
When: Thu., July 26, 5:30 p.m.
Price: Free to attend
Visual Arts

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Drag someone to see Trixie Mattel with you at the Charleston Music Hall on Oct. 19

Two Birds, One Stone

Posted by Adam Manno on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 5:43 PM

Two-time RuPaul's Drag Race alumna Trixie Mattel will lip sync for her life at the Charleston Music Hall on Fri. Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.

The bona fide country-folk crossover, who isn't likely to Ashlee Simpson her way through anything anymore, got her big break after competing in the seventh season of RuPaul's drag extravaganza back when it was still on Logo TV in 2015.

Since then, the JonBenét-meets-Barbie character has parlayed her quick wit and downward-spiraling humor into "UNHhhh," a half-animated web series with fellow contestant Katya. It was picked up by Viceland as The Trixie & Katya Show, which finished airing its first season back in March.

Born Brian Firkus, Mattell released her first album, Two Birds, in 2017, followed by One Stone in March. Both peaked at number 16 on Billboard's Americana/Folk albums chart.

Also in March, she was crowned winner of the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, so it's safe to say it's been a pretty busy and blissful year for the Wisconsin-born drag star.

Mattel's Music Hall show will feature stand-up comedy, music, and sketches.

Tickets to "Trixie Mattel: Super Bowlcut" go on sale Fri. July 20 at 10 a.m. here.

They range from $32 for a regular ticket and $99 for a pre-show meet-and-greet. Dinner can be added to the show for an additional $32 per ticket.

Location Details Charleston Music Hall
Charleston Music Hall
37 John St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 853-2252
Music Venue

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Redux Contemporary Art Center hopes to raise $10K with online fundraiser

A little bit goes a long way

Posted by Christina Burnley on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 5:16 PM

Help fund more Redux classes by donating online. - PROVIDED
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  • Help fund more Redux classes by donating online.
Redux Contemporary Art Center is currently holding an online fundraiser on Facebook (and on YouCaring.com for those of you without the 'book) to raise money for their outreach program, scholarships for community youth, signage, a new user-friendly website, continuous studio upkeep, and their exhibition program.

As Redux executive director Cara Leepson puts it, with a space three times the size of their old one, Redux has a more aggressive day-to-day operation on their hands and any and all donations help. Once Redux reaches $10K, the Donnelly Foundation will match the gifts.

Learn more online at reduxstudios.org.

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It's 'Christmas Carol' in July time — snag discounted Charleston Stage tickets now through Wednesday

Ho, ho, ho

Posted by Francesca Mathewes on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 5:16 PM

It may be almost 90 degrees outside, but don’t let that stop you from checking out this Christmas deal: Charleston Stage is running a “Christmas in July” sale for their annual presentation of A Christmas Carol this winter. Now until 11:59 p.m on July 18, you can get $10 off on up to four tickets for any performance of A Christmas Carol, which plays from November 28-December 19.

You can also start buying tickets for Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, (although the sale doesn’t apply to tickets for Junie B., but hey at least you guarantee a great Xmas gift). To get the Christmas Carol deal, enter “JULYSALE41” when you click “Buy Now” at charlestonstage.com.

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The 10th annual Lowcountry Jazz Festival heads to the Gaillard on Labor Day weekend

A decade of tunes

Posted by Katie Lyons on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 2:48 PM

Hear tunes from flutist Althea Rene at the fest. - PROVIDED
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  • Hear tunes from flutist Althea Rene at the fest.
The Lowcountry Jazz Festival — a.k.a. the best way to hear smooth jazz in Charleston, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a Labor Day weekend full of tunes kicking off Sat. Sept. 1. This year’s headliners include four-time Grammy nominated saxophonist Boney James, vocalist Avery Sunshine, Grammy-nominated pianist David Benoit, and Neo-soul singer Eric “Erro” Roberson.

Tickets range from $68-$153 and are available online.

Additional acts include acoustic guitarist Marc Antoine; guitarists Nick Colionne and Matt Marshak; keyboardist Brian Simpson; saxophonist Eric Darius; flutist Althea Rene, R&B/jazz singer-songwriter Selina Albright; and Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year, saxophonist Jazmin Ghent.

Proceeds from the Lowcountry Jazz Festival go toward helping non profits. The fest is the primary fundraiser for Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is decreasing health disparities and increasing health literacy, especially for African Americans and the underserved in South Carolina and the nation. This year, the festival will celebrate the life of Tonisha Bell Alston, the former program director of both Lowcountry Jazz Festival and Closing the Gap in Healthcare, Inc. 

Event Details Lowcountry Jazz Festival
@ Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC
When: Sept. 1-2
Price: $68+
Festivals + Events

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