Critics' Picks: The best arts events in town this week 

Events for the week of April 10-17

click to enlarge A concert in the Gibbes' beautiful garden? Yes please. - PROVIDED
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  • A concert in the Gibbes' beautiful garden? Yes please.
Gibbes Museum of Art | Spring Garden Concert Series
The Gibbes brings back its spring concert series with live performances in the Lenhardt Garden while the sun sets. Students from the Allegro Charter School of Music will open for the main performers: Charlton Singleton Quintet on April 17 and Women & Sam Cooke on May 8.

Wed. April 17, 6:30-8 p.m. $25/non-members, $20/members. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Downtown. gibbesmuesum.org

click to enlarge Head to the Library Society for a free reading from Susan Landers this Friday. - PROVIDED
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  • Head to the Library Society for a free reading from Susan Landers this Friday.
Charleston Library Society| Susan Landers The Poetry Society of South Carolina hosts Brooklyn-based poet Susan Landers at a free reading on April 12 at 7 p.m. and a seminar on April 13 at 10 a.m. at the Charleston Library Society. Landers is the executive director at Lambda Literary, America’s leading LGBTQ+ literary organization, and the author of three books of poetry. Her latest book Franklinstein tells the story of a neighborhood in Philadelphia that struggles with its history of structural racism and the silence of its white citizens.
On Saturday, Landers will host a seminar on “Investigative Poetics” that will explore poetic techniques used by archivists, historians, and detectives to create poems about actual events and places.

Fri. April 12 at 7 p.m. (Free). Sat. April 13, 10 a.m. ($15/non-members, $10/PSSC members, Free/students). Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Downtown. poetrysocietysc.org
click to enlarge Leah Edwards sings Broadway classics. - PROVIDED
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  • Leah Edwards sings Broadway classics.
Midtown Theater | Leah Edwards
Internationally renowned musical theater star Leah Edwards will captivate you as she performs crowd favorite show tunes and jazz standards in a thrilling musical evening celebrating Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and many more beloved Broadway composers.

Wed. April 10 at 7:30 p.m. $15+ Midtown Theater, 2816 Azalea Drive. North Charleston. midtownproductions.org

click to enlarge Check out two flicks from director Olympia Stone at the Halsey. - PROVIDED
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  • Check out two flicks from director Olympia Stone at the Halsey.
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art | Double Feature film screening featuring Olympia Stone
The Halsey Institute presents a double feature of films by director Olympia Stone, Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King and The Original Richard McMahan. Double Take engages the viewer in the work of sculptor and stop-action filmmaker Elizabeth King, who embarks on each new project by posing a single question to herself: “Can this physically be done?” The other film focuses on the multitalented outsider artist Richard McMahan and his quest to painstakingly re-create thousands of famous and not-so-famous paintings and artifacts in miniature.

Tues. April 16 at 7 p.m. Free to attend. 202 Calhoun St. Downtown. halsey.cofc.edu

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