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Also: a review of “Out of Sterno.”

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Feminism burns bright and funny in ‘Sterno’ Noah Smith) of how she and her dreamboat-husband, Hamel, met and how he n Charleston Acting Stu- swept her off her feet with dio’s wacky production his good looks and charm. of Deborah Zoe Laufer’s For seven years, Dotty “Out of Sterno,” lead charwas content never to leave acter Dotty learns that life is the tiny apartment that she not what she thought it was shared with Hamel, a gas and seeks to discover what it station attendant, in the means to be a real woman. small town of Sterno. Every Like the facial mud that day before he left for work, “feels like a hundred little he would tell her, “Don’t crabs pulling (her) skin,” the leave the apartment.” Then, process of self-discovery is one day after several strange not comfortable. clues, a strange taxi driver Dressed in a painter’s mysteriously suggests she smock and working at her take a ride and Dotty’s life arts and crafts table in the changes forever. kitchen, Dotty (Laura ArteAn optimistic believer in si) introduces herself to the true love, and in deep deaudience and narrates her nial, Dotty believes that she story, aided by a video (fea- and Hamel are destined to turing Carole Moore and be together, happily forever.


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Hamel said he was going to a “work meal,” but, then, who is this woman he’s kissing in the restaurant? Dotty learns quickly why Hamel wants her to stay in her cocoon. Under Robin Burke’s direction, all four actors are sharp comics portraying hilarious caricatures. Ryan Ahlert’s black-box set design merges Dotty’s cartoonish kitchen with Zena’s exotic beauty shop. Costume designer Kristin Bushey deserves special mention for her numerous and colorful costumes that not only reflect the characters’ personalities, but tie in with the play’s overall expressionistic design. Ahlert’s eclectic

soundtrack includes Harry Belafonte, Ben Folds, Lou Reed and Vampire Weekend, the sum of which manifests the same distorted sense of reality trailing throughout the play. Feminist themes are rarely presented with such cheeky fun, but the message is not lost in Laufer’s satire. Obliviously metaphorical, Zena warns Dotty, “Beautifying is hard and painful,” but it is necessary for her to grow and begin anew. “Did you know all this time I was a freak and a loser?” she asks the audience. Dotty receives a plethora of contradicting definitions of womanhood from her mother, who is, as Zena bluntly points out, a moron;

Midtown/Sheri Grace Productions’ “Out of Sterno” will be shown at 8 p.m. through Sunday at the Charleston Acting Studio & Theatre, 915 Folly Road. Tickets are $10-$17 and can be purchased by calling 795-2223 or by visiting www. midtownproductions. org. SHERI GRACE WENGER

pea-brained Hamel; strangers on the bus; the artificial fashion magazines; and Zena herself. But Dotty must

discover what a real woman is for herself. “Out of Sterno” runs through Sunday.

Has it really been a year? Charleston Scene debuted on March 11, 2010, and I don’t think I got any rest the week leading up to its launch. My writers kicked butt in getting that first issue out, and we have been moving forward ever since. Entering the second year, my goals for this project stay the same: to expose some really cool events in Charleston and have fun in the process. Thanks to everyone who has made this a success. And a special thanks to the readers and the folks who are interacting with what Scene has to offer. I love all of you. We are one.

‘Bash: Latterday Plays’

8 P.M. TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY // CBT BLACK BOX THEATRE, 477 KING ST. What If? Productions, the producer of last year’s “Hedwig & the Angry Inch,” presents another contemporary theatre offering. “Bash” is playwright’s Neil LaBute’s modern-day collection of horror tales that unfold through the lives of four characters. The show features a new original music score by musical director Alex Hennessey. Tonight’s performance is $5. Friday and Saturday’s shows are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Purchase tickets online at or by calling 793-1731


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Wine + food and all that jazz I

made it just in time. The festivities were set to start at 7 p.m., and I was approaching the stage door five minutes before the downbeat. A meeting I had on Pinckney Street ran late, but I managed to quickly get to Marion Square, pick up my credential and go from the still of the evening in the park to the buzzing, kinetic atmosphere inside the tent. The occasion was the Chef’s Party on March 3, opening night of the annual BB&T Wine + Food Festival. As I got near the door, Randi Weinstein was coming out of it. We hurriedly exchanged salutations. I didn’t want to miss a note of the night’s music, and she had to go change out of her cargo pants and top for attire more befitting her role as the events and logistics manager of the festival. The tasks she had to perform all day didn’t lend themselves to being outfitted in jewelry, party dress and heels. If you didn’t know her, she could have been mistaken for a stagehand. Weinstein and her husband, Vic, are pals of mine and huge jazz fans. She’s responsible for the entertainment at the opening night’s festivities. And, once again,

she engaged the Quentin Baxter Ensemble to propel the party with its polyrhythmic pronouncements this year. (For the record, when I saw her later inside, she looked like the belle of the ball.) The band was a huge hit at last year’s party, and it delivered a stunning show this time around, too. You see, Weinstein is a fierce, hands-on worker. No nonsense. But she lets people do what she hires them to do. She gives them what they need, then gets out of the way. She empowers them. It’s a jazz bandleader’s dream. Baxter took full advantage last year and had the band lay down some jazzy funk that everyone, particularly out-of-towners, talked about the whole time. Some chefs and their workers danced while they cooked. Everybody’s head was boppin’ and their toes tappin’. They got another dose this year. A big one. Here’s some of the flavor the band cooked with: “Invitation” by Paul Webster and Bronislau Kaper; “I Want You” and “The Hippest Cat in Hollywood” by Horace Silver; “Mighty Mighty” and “Getaway” by Earth Wind & Fire; “Time Will Tell” by Bobby Watson; “Bebop” by Dizzy Gillespie; “Congo Man” by Ernest Ranglin; and “Ramblin’ ” by Ornette Coleman. There’s been so much happening on the jazz scene here lately I never got to talk to Baxter about his plans for the festival. There have been more jazz events and projects than you could shake a stick at lately.


Tommy Gill, John Cobb, Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, Quentin Baxter and Mark Sterbank turned the BB&T Wine+Food Festival’s Chef’s Party into a funky good time.

It’s apparent to me, though, that he and the guys carefully chose this repertoire. I see the hands of all of them in the tunes selected and how they were arranged. Pianist Tommy Gill, baritone saxophonist John Cobb, bassist Kevin Hamilton, trumpeter Charlton Singleton and tenor saxophonist Mark Sterbank are all experienced players with a genuine feel for the music. Don’t get me wrong. I call this music funk because it was prepared and delivered in that way, not because the band abandoned jazz. These guys are too authentic to substitute just anything for jazz simply because it has a heavy backbeat, the trademark of the style called funk. All the composers are jazz

giants, Dizzy and Ornette major innovators. Sure, Earth Wind & Fire is a pop, soul band. But its founder and artistic director, Maurice White, is a jazz man, having worked with Ramsey Lewis and Sonny Stitt. His funk chops probably came from growing up in Memphis, Tenn., along with Booker T. Jones of the legendary funksters Booker T. and the MG’s. Ernest Ranglin is a Jamaican who comes out of a jazz bag with ska and reggae inflections. Like good chefs, Baxter and the guys make it look easy, but there’s a lot that makes the “dish” that has your fingers poppin’. It got really funky in the second set. The band opened with Earth Wind & Fire. They really burned it

with “Getaway.” By then, the aromas of fine food floated around the room, and the wine was flowing freely. Making jazz and making food have a lot in common. They’re alike in that the results come from planning, preparation, implementation and improvisation. The band’s music had the same effect on the patrons as the homemade hot dogs by Craig Deihl of Cypress with all of their Americaness, the simple exquisiteness of the crab salad by Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill and the earthiness of the pig ear sandwiches by Sean Brock of Husk. Yessiree buddy, Weinstein, festival Executive Director Angel Postell and Chef’s Party co-producers Denise Barto and Mitchell Crosby unleashed another good ol’

good one, as Louis Armstrong would have called the party. Something occurred to me over the weekend as I sat down to write this. The sight of Weinstein’s transitioning from preparty phase to party phase is emblematic of how this great music came about last Thursday night. She did the same thing with the party as she did with the band. She gathered the resources necessary to make it happen, then got out of the way and let people do their thing. Very jazzy of her. Jack McCray, author of “Charleston Jazz” and founding board member of Jazz Artists of Charleston, can be reached at jackjmccray@aol. com.

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Cadet Sgt. Brooks Grado carries sandbags after completing the marsh run section of the course during the Bulldog Challenge last year.

Jump, carry, crawl, climb, run and/or walk Saturday W

with your challenges, James Island County Park will host the largest outdoor climbing competition in the Southeast — the 14th annual Palmetto Pump & USA Climbing Competition starting at 9:30 a.m Saturday. The competition hosts climbers from throughout the region and takes place course consists of physical on the park’s 50-foot-tall challenge stations, including pull-ups, fireman’s carry climbing wall, which feaand a stadium run. Depend- tures over 4,500 square feet ing on the physical fitness of of climbing space. This event is designed The Bulldog Challenge team members, the course for climbers of all ages and The 15th annual Bulldog takes one to two hours to abilities and no competition Challenge, a military-style complete. obstacle race, will be held at Last year, participation hit experience is necessary. The Citadel and is open to an all-time high, attracting Categories are determined by age and gender. Online anyone. Registration for the more than 500 racers and registration is available at event has been extended to 300 spectators. 11:59 p.m. today (March 10). This year participants will and in-person registration is 8–9 a.m. As of Monday afternoon, include college students the event still had openings from across the country, ac- Saturday morning. Competitor registration is $40 for 25 four-person teams. tive-duty military and law Cost is $40 per person.www. enforcement personnel, Cit- and includes a cookout. Not a climber but adel cadets, health profesested in watching? The The 7 a.m. event, which sionals, fitness enthusiasts competition is free for specis hosted by The Citadel’s and athletes from the surSemper Fidelis Society, is rounding area — including tators with the general $1 park admission fee. designed to re-create some Miss South Carolina 2008 In the case of rain, the of the experiences that a Ma- Anna Perry. competition will be rerine might encounter under scheduled for Sunday. More enemy fire on the battlefield. Palmetto Pump If you prefer to go vertical at 406-2003. Spread over six miles, the


ith the pre-spring expected to continue to bless the Lowcountry with sunny and cool-but-not-cold temperatures through this weekend, you can’t use the weather as an excuse not to get outside and enjoy some vigorous exercise. Or at least watch other people do it. This Saturday features three very different activities that are guaranteed to make hearts pump.

Flowertown Fest Run

The 33rd annual Flowertown Festival Run — a 10K, 5K and 1-mile — in downtown Summerville rounds out a busy Saturday. The event will feature new starting locations and finish line, which will be on Doty Street in front of the Summerville YMCA. Meanwhile, start times for the races are 7:50 a.m. for the 5K, 8 a.m. for the 10K, and 9:15 a.m. for the mile. The certified race route takes participants through downtown Summerville, past historic homes and beautiful gardens. It is a fast course and a great warm-up for the Cooper River Bridge Run. A free laptop computer will be awarded to a lucky high school finisher, courtesy of McElveen Auto. The school with the most participants will be awarded a $250 donation for their school library, courtesy of the YMCA. Register at or in person at the YMCA 3:30-7:30 p.m. today and Friday, or 6:307:30 a.m. Saturday.

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ext to Halloween, I’d have to say St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday. I love the kitschy hats and T-shirts, the green beer and corned beef and the general feeling of camaraderie that brings everyone, Irish or not, together. However, being Irish for a day can get expensive, so here are some fun and fairly FILE/ALAN HAWES/STAFF budget-conscious ways to celebrate Irish culture. Just Belinda Roberts of the Hat Divas Club holds her dog, Chapeau, during the 2010 watch out for the drinks that North Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade. can run up your tab quicker than you think. live music by Super Deluxe. other block party March 17. St. Patrick’s parade I look forward to this event Dunleavy’s Pub is at 2213 Finally, kick off St. Patrick’s every year. The atmosphere Middle St. Call 883-9646. Day the right way during ‘Slainte!’ is safe and family-friendly, This Saturday will be my Charleston’s annual parade. S.C. Irish third time attending the St. and you’re sure to see some Beginning at 10 a.m. on very interesting characters. Paddy’s Day Block Party Radcliffe Street, a bevy of Interested in learning I’ll certainly be there, so and Parade on East Monfestively clad marchers, led about the Palmetto State’s come say hi! tague Avenue in the Park by Grand Marshall Michael Irish heritage? Call Madra Rua at 554Circle area. The eighth anBolchoz, will make their way At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dr. 2522 or visit them online at Arthur Mitchell, a history nual event is hosted each down King Street to Broad year by Madra Rua Pub. Street. professor with USC SalkeAdmission and parking are Pipe bands, Irish danchatchie, will present the free free. East Cooper ers, old roadsters and green lecture “South Carolina The fun begins at Madra If you’re more inclined to beads are just a few of the Irish.” Rua at 10 a.m. in preparaparty east of the Cooper, sights the parade will offer. Part of the Charleston tion for the parade, which Dunleavy’s Pub on SulliFollowing the parade, the Historical Society’s annual begins at noon at Park van’s Island will be throwing St. Patrick’s Week lecture South Carolina Irish HistoriCircle East and continues a block party Saturday. cal Society and Charleston series, the presentation down East Montague to the Like the Park Circle bash, Mayor Joe Riley will raise will focus on influential festivities. it begins at 10 a.m. in front the Irish flag over City Hall, South Carolinians of Irish The street will be closed of Dunleavy’s and will indescent, such as Capt. Flor- and the Guinness will start between Virginia and clude children’s activities, ence O’Sullivan, after whom flowing at Tommy Condon’s, O’Hear avenues, and party- live entertainment and mu- Sullivan’s Island is named. O’Malley’s and other area goers decked out in all man- sic and Irish food. The lecture will be at Kar- pubs. ner of green attire will enjoy For those who want to wait peles Manuscript Museum Call the city of Charleston’s traditional Irish dancing, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at 68 Spring Street. Call 723- Office of Cultural Affairs music and food, mechanical on the actual date, Dunat 724-7305 or visit www. 3398 or 853-4651 for more bull rides, trivia, prizes, and leavy’s will be throwing an- information.

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Wild and woolly celebrities


f you’ve managed to make it through the past week without hearing Charlie Sheen’s name, kudos to you. Since CBS canceled production for his long-running sitcom “Two and a Half Men” (and recently fired him from the show), he’s been everywhere. Besides the seemingly constant interviews he’s done, Sheen joined Twitter (@ charliesheen) and collected 2 million followers so far. And

last Saturday, he hosted his own hourlong “Sheen’s Korner” broadcast, which drew more than 100,000 viewers. His ability to pump out hilarious sound bites has kept everyone’s interest. Most unavoidably, his quotes have been all over Facebook and Twitter feeds. As of this column’s deadline, no one really knows what motivated Sheen’s decision to make himself a conversation topic. But he’s not the only celebrity to raise a few eyebrows for their questionable behavior. A couple of years ago, actor Joaquin Phoenix’s announcement on Dave Letterman’s late night show that he was going to stop acting to become a rapper perplexed fans and nonfans alike. It wasn’t just his

big career switch that was show-stopping; his whole time on air with Letterman was just awkward and weird! And, from that 2008 interview until last year’s release of “I’m Still Here,” a mockumentary about that monumental life change, the public didn’t know if it was for real or not. Was Phoenix’s unusual interview an act or for real? I rented the movie, and I still have no clue. The mockumentary’s director, Casey Affleck, said it was a hoax last November. Whatever. It was just weird. And even though Tom Cruise’s couch jumping may have been half a decade ago, when I think of weird celebrity interviews, that one jumps to mind. I’ve actually grown to like Cruise from time to time, but since when

is turning Oprah’s couch into a jump castle a good idea? David Arquette’s interviews post-break-up with wife Courteney Cox is easily labeled TMI (too much information), but John Mayer’s interviews with Playboy and Rolling Stone last year make me regret buying those two songs of his. Lesson learned: dishing dirt about exes isn’t the way to win popularity. And then there are those celebrities who have pulled unusual and/or unacceptable stunts. In 2005, actor Russell Crowe threw a phone at a hotel conceirge. In 2007, Britney Spears shaved her head. And last month, James Franco co-hosted the Oscars. (Don’t deny it. It was weird).


Actor Charlie Sheen has been all over television and the Internet lately.


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Alt-country remembers classic country more popular today. These days, when I go see local or regional acts at various Charleston clubs, half the time the groups could be described as alt-country. While some groups are better than others, it is pleasing to so often hear country classics from many of these acts, where it is not uncommon for a Hank Williams, Johnny Thumbs up Cash or Loretta Lynn tune to A few weeks ago, I chalbe pulled out at any time. lenged the typical, characterThese odes are not unlike istic dismissal by music snobs what Kid Rock also does on of the eminently talented Kid a regular basis, as the rapper/ Rock. This week, I would like rocker/country artist often to point out one admirable pays tribute to his favorite trait of people who love indie country legends by covering music. their songs or even referencThe Americana or alt-coun- ing their names in his own try genre that started with songs (“I like Johnny Cash bands such as Uncle Tupelo, and Grandmaster Flash!” Wilco and Son Volt in the goes one popular Rock tune). early ’90s seems to be even I was reminded once again

If the alt-country crowd continues to show respect for its musical past, the mainstream country crowd seems to suffer from permanent amnesia. Case in point: When the Old 97’s pulled out “Mama Tried” by Haggard, the crowd ate it up. But when the opener for Kid Rock, talented country newcomer Jamey Johnson, performed Haggard’s 1983 hit, “That’s the Way Love Goes,” at the North Charleston Coliseum earlier this month, it was obvious the audience was not familiar with the song. Granted, Rock’s audience is not made up entirely of country fans, and while both Haggard songs were No. 1 hits, the Old 97’s choice is certainly better-known. But it is telling that rock music,


Country music legend Merle Haggard. which some might perceive as being more rebellious and youth-oriented, regularly pays more tribute to its forebears than country music does, a genre some might perceive as being more conservative and reverential toward tradition. It’s probably safe to assume that Kid Rock’s audience is far more familiar with rock songs such as 38 Special’s “Hold on Loosely” or Foghat’s “Slow Ride” than

virtually any Haggard song. Yet 38 Special had only two No. 1 hits. Foghat had none. Haggard had 38 No. 1 hits, and his career has spanned a half-century. That rock legends regularly get more props than country legends is undoubtedly due to the prevalence of classic rock radio, of which country music has no comparable format, in terms of popularity or interest. And that’s a shame.

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of alt-country artists’ deep respect for their country forebears while attending the Old 97’s show at the Music Farm last Saturday, a nearly twodecade-old group responsible for popularizing the genre as any other. When the Old 97’s ripped into “Mama Tried” by the great Merle Haggard, the mostly 30-something crowd went wild, many singing the lyrics along with the band. In full disclosure, Haggard is my favorite songwriter of any genre, period. The man writes like people talk, yet even in his stark simplicity he somehow makes it sound poetic. Needless to say, anytime Haggard gets props, it makes me happy. Much like Kid Rock, the alt-country scene continues to give country legends of Haggard’s caliber their just due.

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Charleston mixes food + art well


The Ice sculpture at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival’s Opening Night Party at Marion Square. The Opening Night party of the Wine + Food Festival was super food-licious, as we were able to meet and chat with many of the executive chefs who were present. My top pick was a light, refresh-

ing crab dish from Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, and close seconds were all kinds of yummy goodness from Jasmine Porch and Blossom. The Quentin Baxter Ensemble did an amazing

job with the music for the evening. You’d think that it would be too much to have one of the biggest art walks of the year at the same time as the culinary festival events, but

lous amount of eating after Fashion Week!

Holy City Artists and Fleas The artists (and their fleas) are at it again with their great little homegrown market of local and hand-made wares at Eye Level Art. The market is free and open to the public and will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 103 Spring St. Expect to find handmade art, paintings, candles, jewelry, soap, vintage clothing, hair accessories and much more. There will be food by the Black Bean Company and beer and wine available. This is a great way to get unusual gifts and support the community. Park in the gravel lot at 216 Rutledge Ave.



his past weekend was a whirlwind of activities for art, food and wine lovers. I’m still recuperating from the visual and edible indulgences of the first French Quarter Art Walk of the year and the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival. If anyone ever doubted Charlestonians’ ability to celebrate, those doubts were dispelled after this weekend’s events.

Charlestonians also impress me with the amount of things they are willing to pack into an evening. The art walk was a blast with tons of great openings. My personal fave was Terri Katz Kasimov at Carolina Galleries. Her mixed-media pieces are a new and inspiring take on Charleston’s architecture. A large group of art walkers ended up at Social to grab a bite to eat afterward. The rest of the weekend was dedicated to more Wine + Food festivities, and the Culinary Village was great fun this year. All in all, I think some major exercise needs to be in my near future as Charleston Fashion Week approaches! Speaking of which, I’d like to request that these events are switched next year so that we can do the ridicu-


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Target debuts new designs for the budget-minded Sunday T

o celebrate the fiveyear anniversary of its GO International program, Target is bringing back some of its greatest designer hits. Starting in 2006, Target teamed up with designers including Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Zac Posen and Richard Chai to create great fashion for a fraction of the price. The GO International program has been hugely successful with many of its collections selling out in a matter of days. The Designer Collective debuts Sunday and has 34 dresses from 17 past designers. Having carefully scrutinized the dresses being offered, there are about six that I would definitely wear, including a black print Thakoon and a color-block tank dress by Tara Jarmon, but I think I’m going to limit myself to just two. The first is by British designer Alice Temperley, whose clothes I just adore because they capture that effortless cool and quirky individuality that Brit girls seem to have in spades. The dress is black with rows of ruffles from the neck to the waist, three-quarter length sleeves and a belted waist. My second soon-to-be purchase is a red print dress with full sleeves by Tucker. If, in the heat of excitement, I forget my two-dress limit and buy a third, it would be the Libertine green and blue stripe with short puff sleeves and a scooped neckline. The dresses run

from $24.99-$44.99. Other designers include Luella Bartley, Rogan, Erin Fetherston, Tracy Feith, Jovovich-Hawk, Paul & Joe and a few more. The Collective will be available until April 10. ●

And speaking of anniversaries, this column debuted a year ago in the March 11 issue with a preview of Charleston Fashion Week. I can’t believe how quickly time has passed (another CF/W is just around the corner) or how much fun it’s been to write about style in this city. When I pitched the idea of a style column to my editor (Thanks, Marcus!), I envisioned something that was both entertaining and interesting, a quick read that people could enjoy over their morning coffee or on a lunch break. I’ve also tried to write from a personal point of view regarding fashion and style. Hopefully, I’ve succeeded. Through this column, I’ve met some incredibly talented people whose creativity and ingenuity are making Charleston a more vibrant, stylish place to live. It’s been a real pleasure writing about them as well as collaborating with people who love personal style and fashion as much as I do. I can’t wait to see what the next year of “Stylephile” brings.


A model displays a creation by French fashion designer Sophie Albou for Paul & Joe’s spring-summer 2011 ready-to-wear collection, presented in Paris. Paul & Joe is one of the designers for Target’s new collection.


Clothes by British designer Alice Temperley can be found at Target. Go to to find a store near you.

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if you go WHO: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad with Rebelution and The Green. WHERE: Music Farm, 32 Ann St. WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday TICKETS: $17.50 advance; $20 at the door. MORE INFO: JESSE JUSTICE

Aaron Lipp (from left), Dylan Savage, Chris O’Brian and James Searl of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad.

Reggae extravaganza to light up the Music Farm ers — if we like it, we like it. We’re not too genre biased. Wherever our music takes us, we’re happy to go.” he Winter Greens Lately, their music has Tour rolls through the Music Farm on Satur- been taking them into acoustic territory. day night. “We found ourselves in the Fresh from recording their van jamming,” explained latest studio album, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad O’Brian. “And it became this roots Americana feel. will experiment with some So we’re looking into taking new material. Also on the bill is The Green and Rebe- that into a whole new direction. We’re playing a really lution. flow tune right now called “Expect three awesome bands,” said Chris O’Brian, ‘Moonshine.’ It’s ballady, a slow, real heavy feeling.” drummer for Giant Panda. He is joined by bandmates “First it is The Green. These James Searl (bass, vocals), kids are from Hawaii, and Dylan Savage (guitar, vothey’re ... amazing. We’re cals) and Aaron Lipp (hamall North American reggae bands; we all have a unique mond B3 organ, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, harmonisound and a great band.” He describes Giant Panda’s ca, vocals). Giant Panda has definitely sound as mostly original evolved in the past year and roots and dub reggae with a half. The Rochester, improvisational feel to based group went from a it. Influences include ’70s six-piece lineup to a quartet reggae as opposed to more current styles coming out of in 2009. This past September, the Jamaica. group also launched Live“We all grew up listening to offer free to exactly what you think downloads and live recordwe grew up listening to,” ings for purchase. The first said O’Brian. “Like Phish, we have an improvisational release was “LIVE UP!! Volume II.” It follows in the aesthetic that comes from that. But we’re all music lov- footsteps of 2009’s “LIVE


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UP!” which debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes Reggae Chart. One unlikely source of inspiration Giant Panda frequently has leaned on is author Tom Robbins. The band is a big fan of the novelist known for his irreverence, poetic storytelling and social and philosophical undercurrents. The name of the band itself comes from one of Robbins’ books, “Another Roadside Attraction.” In it, there is a band of hooligans called the Giant Panda Gypsy Blues Band. Giant Panda’s song, “Incognito,” even has some lyrics borrowed from Tom Robbins. The title comes from Robbins’ book, “Villa Incognito.” “We have definitely used Tom’s help in the past, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we did in the future,” said O’Brian. “He’s just an amazing author. He paints such an amazing picture with words. He gets me every time, man. I don’t know if I’m just easy to get, don’t know what the deal is, I just love his books. The rest of the band agrees.”


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Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights Friday at The Music Farm


It’s nice to see a band that takes its time to do it right. Such is the case with the Dallasbased blues rock quintet Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights (JTNL). Formed in 2007, JTNL spent its first year playing only in Dallas, quickly building a dedicated local following. It didn’t take long for the rest of the country to take notice, however, and after the band was named “Best Blues Act” by the Dallas Observer Music Awards in 2008, it began receiving touring opportunities with big-name performers like Erykah Badu, Chicago, Heart, The Black Crowes and even Kool & The Gang. By the time the band’s Atlantic Records debut “Pardon Me” came out in 2010, JTNL had been seen as an opening act for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, AC/DC and ZZ Top. The band had taken home a multitude of Dallas Observer Music Awards, including “Best Group” and“Best Male Vocalist,” as well as being named “Pick of the Week” by USA Today. Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights will perform Friday at the Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Tickets are $6.98 and are available at the door or at Doors open at 8 p.m. Visit or call 577-6989.

George Porter Jr. and The Runnin’ Pardners Friday at The Pour House With a career spanning more than four decades, bassist George Porter Jr. certainly knows something about the key to longevity in the music business. He was a pivotal member of the legendary New Orleans funk band The Meters, a band he co-founded along with Art Neville in the mid-’60s and one that would later become known as one of the originators of the funk genre. While the band never reached recognizable mainstream success, The Meters were more of a musician’s band. Paul McCartney asked the band to play at his album release party for “Venus and Mars,” and The Rolling Stones

George Porter, Jr. requested the group as an opener for two tours during the mid-’70s. Porter eventually became a much sought after session player following The Meters’ disbandment in 1977. His outstanding bass playing has led him to collaborate with some of music’s most recognizable names such as McCartney, Robert Palmer, Patti Labelle, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne and Tori Amos. Porter’s latest side project is George Porter Jr. and The Runnin’ Pardners. The group will perform Friday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Tickets are $15 at the door or at Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m. Call 571-4343 or visit

Pato Banton Tuesday at The Pour House Grammy-nominated reggae artist Pato Banton may be winning over a younger crowd these days with his dynamic roots reggae but, in truth, Banton’s career reaches further back than most of his fans’ birthdays. Banton first appeared on the music scene in 1982 when he recorded a duo album with Ranking Roger of the English Beat. Five years later, the British-born of Jamaican descent released his debut solo effort titled “Never Give In.” Pato Banton and The Now Generation will perform Tuesday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway with Selah Dubb. Tickets are $12 and are available at the door or at Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. Visit www. or call 571-4343.

Winter Jam 2011 Tonight at The North Charleston Coliseum Catch Newsboys, David Crowder Band, Kutless, Francesca Battistelli, RED, KJ-52 and speaker Tony Nolan tonight at 7 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum. Tickets are $10 at the door, and can be bought by calling 529-5000 or visiting or www.


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Get intimate with R&B, jazz artist Ledisi on Sunday

People Saturdays in

WHO: Ledisi, Musiq Soulchild and KEM. WHERE: North Charleston Coliseum. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Sunday. TICKETS: $49.50 and $59.50 through MORE INFO:

I love it. I love to get up on stage every night. I love the diversity of the people. I love the interaction, the immediate response from the crowd. I love getting ready for the show. I love being right there in the middle of it. You never know what’s going to happen, the spontaneity of it. Ledisi

get them to have some fun, too. “I hope to leave a legacy like some of the greats; I aspire to have a line of work behind me that people can appreciate, to hear my name and know I’m putting quality in my work,” she said. “I want people to be inspired in their own lives and know they’re not PROVIDED alone in any kind of feeling whether it be bad or good.” Ledisi is a four-time Grammy nominee. Hear her music at Part of the reason she relates to others is because she’s just “regular,” she says. Alhough it was her rather “irregular” and standout voice that got her to the White House recently. “I was at the White House singing for the first lady and the president and the vice president and his Like Us Follow Us SHUTTERS & BLINDS wife,” Ledisi said. “And I Family Owned 884-3454 285-7800 was standing there Charleston Area Summerville Area ing, as I’m about to go on: I never gave up on what I wanted to be. There were times I wanted to, but I’m so happy I didn’t. I didn’t give up on what I wanted to be, and here I am at the White House.”

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Ledisi is as cool on stage as she is on the phone, her performance Sunday night at the North Charleston Coliseum may be one you won’t want to miss. She’ll open for KEM on his “Intimacy Tour,” that also includes special guest Musiq. However, the only thing stealing more attention than Ledisi’s vocals, which hit every note between R&B, jazz and soul, is her own personality. “I’m the most realistic person every time I perform,” she said. “People are surprised at how funny I am. I crack a lot of jokes, I just want to have fun, but I usually crack jokes because I’m nervous!” You might wonder what the Grammy-nominated singer might have to be nervous about, but her nerves don’t last long. “I love it. I love to get up on stage every night,” Ledisi said. “I love the diversity of the people. I love the interaction, the immediate response from the crowd. I love getting ready for the show. I love being right there in the middle of it. You never know what’s going to happen, the spontaneity of it.” She’s been nominated four times for a Grammy, two of which came for 2009’s “Turn Me Loose,” her fourth album. Previous to that, her third album in

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2007, “Lost & Found,” also earned her two Grammy nominations, including one for Best New Artist. She also released “It’s Christmas” in 2008, and her second album in 2002 “Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue,” won her an award for Outstanding Jazz Album at the California Music Awards. “I think, honestly, my nieces and nephews inspire me,” Ledisi said. “They know so much more than I did when I was their age. They know what they want to do and be. They’re so

free. As adults, we forget how to be free and just enjoy everything day to day,” she continued. “I think children do that a lot. We don’t think like that anymore when it comes to have fun. I mean we have to be adults, but when it comes to having fun, we’re still adults. Children know how to have fun.” Keeping family in mind and remembering to have fun have been some of what Ledisi has kept in mind. Likewise, through her music, she looks to relate to others in similar ways and

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The heart of the matter

Local band Slow Runner unleashes ‘Damage Points’ “It’s just the right amount of love and doubt” — Michael Flynn BY ELIZABETH BOWERS

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low Runner is set to release its fourth album Saturday at the Pour House. “Damage Points” is the perfect blend of Slow Runner music — electronic, brooding and upbeat. Comprising pianist and lead singer Michael Flynn and bassist Josh Kaler, the band has been on Charleston’s music scene since 2004, when Flynn released “No Disassemble.” That album mixed catchy songs such as “Everything is Exactly What It Seems” and “You’re in Luck” with melancholy tunes including “Streamlined.” Slow Runner’s two follow-up albums, “Shiv!” and “Mermaids,” were written and recorded during the band’s short stint with a record company. “We kind of feel like this record is the follow-up to ‘No Disassemble,’ ” Kaler said. “This is the most authentic record we’ve made. It’s the best sounding because we’ve had the most control. I was a big part of the mixing process, and I feel like it was the culmination of all schooling and work I’ve done.” Flynn added, “I work best when I can trick myself into thinking I’m rebelling against something.”

The voice of the album On the band’s website, Flynn jokingly interviews himself and the album. In it, the album responds in all caps and references machines

if you go WHAT: Slow Runner’s “Damage Points” CD Release Party with Babylips. WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday. WHERE: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. HOW MUCH: $10. MORE INFO:

taking over the world. In the interview, “Damage Points” comes off as a rebel, a force to be reckoned with. Musically, it is. The album has an electronic feel because video games played a part in its creation. The album’s title comes from the damage points a character can get in battle. And the album art, a pixilated heart, was described by Flynn as “eightbit heartbreak.” The title track was one of the last songs written. Flynn had been wanting to write a song titled “Damage Points” for a year and a half, but the idea didn’t fully present itself until the end of last year. The idea behind the song is that, “We’ll all end up with baggage and regret due to external circumstances,” according to Flynn.

Pushing buttons

After playing together for 10 years, Flynn and Kaler challenged each other so they themselves don’t end up working mechanically. Flynn says, “We can get creatively restless, and we’re both wary of repeating ourselves, so when we’re yearn-

Josh Kaler (left) and Michael Flynn of Slow Runner.

ing to feel inspired, I always drag us into uncomfortable situations. Kaler will end up doing something completely unexpected and great, but because we have musical roots that we can’t fully shake, it always ends up sounding like us. It’s like the ‘Ernest’ movies. He may be in ‘Ernest Saves Christmas’ or ‘Ernest Goes to Jail,’ but it’s always Ernest.”

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Johnny Gray, upright bassist and ex-member of Jump, Little Children, has played on all of Slow Runner’s albums and is set to tour with the band this spring. Ron Wiltrout, drummer and co-artistic director of the New Music Collective, plays on “Apocalypsestick Kiss” and “It’s Back.” Singer-songwriter Steven


Fiore sings harmony on “Say the record’s most interesting tunes, “Spooky Ghost.” You’re Still Lonely.” The album seems to have Nick Jenkins was the sound genius behind one of been an emotional purge for

Flynn. He says, “Right now I don’t know if I’ll ever write another song again. I can’t imagine writing another.”

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Paul Pigat // Cousin Harley BOXCAR CAMPFIRE // IT’S A SIN (Both albums produced by Little Pig)

I had honestly never heard of musician Paul Pigat prior to this pair of CDs landing on my desk. Now that I’m aware of Pigat’s existence, I have to wonder out loud where the guy has been all of my life. Pigat is one of those guitarists who can make his instrument sound jazzy, bluesy and rocking all at the same time. The unassuming Canadian has quietly been backing BOXCAR CAMPFIRE other artists, while at the same time indulging in both a solo career and a career with a full band. On Pigat’s new solo CD, IT’S A SIN “Boxcar Campfire,” Pigat keeps it fairly simple, yet no less beautiful as he picks through songs such as “All Over Now,” “Dig Me a Hole,” and “Lonesome Whistle.” There is something so incredibly pure about the guy’s guitar playing on “Boxcar Campfire,” so when one gets a listen to Pigat’s other outfit, Cousin Harley, they might be caught a bit off guard. “It’s a Sin” is a bluesier affair, with Pigat being joined by bassist Keith Picott and drummer Jesse Cahill. These blues pulsate with a Western swing flavor on many of the tracks though, and while listening to the Cousin Harley CD, one still can’t help but wonder why we had not heard of Pigat’s music before. Cousin Harley tunes such as “Conductor Man” and “She’s Comin’ Back” explore the traditional blues side of things, while the guitar riff on “It’s a Sin” would make The Rev. Horton Heat proud. Folk and blues fans would do well to check out both of these CDs. KEY TRACKS: “Dig Me a Hole,” “Lonesome Whistle,” “It’s a Sin”


Lemmy LEMMY (Red)

Be honest: If you think of Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, you probably have a mental picture of the Motorhead frontman standing at his microphone belting out “Ace of Spades.” While he does have a reputation of being a true rock ’n’ roller, there’s more to Lemmy than just Motorhead. The documentary “Lemmy,” the subtitle of which cannot be printed in a family newspaper, gives anyone interested a look into the life of a true musical maverick. Featuring interviews with Lemmy fans that include Dave Grohl, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Joan Jett and Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, “Lemmy” gives fans a true inside look at the life of the title subject. The DVD version of the documentary also includes hours of extra footage. Highlights include Lemmy talking about his genuine love of country music and his daily routine while living in Southern California. Particularly sobering is a sequence where Osbourne marvels at how Lemmy isn’t dead after all of the drugs and alcohol Lemmy has ingested over the years. Folks, when Ozzy “I bit the head off a bat” Osbourne is in awe of your level of partying, you know you’re doing too much. All in all, even if you have no interest whatsoever in Motorhead but are fairly open-minded, this documentary will likely keep you entertained. KEY MOMENT: Ozzy Osbourne marveling at Lemmy’s level of debauchery.


Slow Runner DAMAGE POINTS (Independent)

When it comes to locally grown bands, it seems that Charleston is blessed with groups that play just about any style of music one can name. Slow Runner is one of those bands that has definitely always marched to its own drummer, or drum machine as it were. Consisting of singer and keyboardist Michael Flynn and multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaler, Slow Runner has released a trio of well-received albums that have combined a genuine love of pop music with a decidedly avant-garde rock styles. On Slow Runner’s fourth fulllength album, “Damage Points,” Flynn and Kaler have done it again. Flynn has a vocal style that is reminiscent of Ben Folds, and on tracks such as “Auto-Happy” and “Strange Days,” the mood can go from “happy happy joy joy” to melancholy at the drop of a hat. Flynn’s electronic blips and bloops meld nicely with Kaler’s bass, and while there is definitely an experimental flavor to the music, it doesn’t put the music in a position where it might be over one’s head or pretentious. “Spooky Ghost,” a moog-happy number that exhibits some truly funky moments, is my favorite track on the new CD, but if previous Slow Runner albums have pleased your ears, then “Damage Points” is worth checking out. In a city that has more than its share of original sounds via bands and performers, Slow Runner definitely stands out. I would love to sit in Flynn’s brain near the part that creates new songs, just to hear what unfinished stuff is floating around. Hear Flynn’s and Kaler’s genius in person on March 12 as Slow Runner holds a CD release party at The Pour House. After that, Slow Runner will hit the road with William Fitzsimmons for a two-month tour of the United States and Canada. KEY TRACKS: “Auto-Happy,” “Spooky Ghost,” “Say You’re Still Lonely”


Various Artists ACOUSTIC DREAMLAND (Putumayo World Music)

For nearly two decades now, the Putumayo music label has been releasing quality world music compilations. Originally conceived by the co-founders of the Putumayo clothing store, Michael Staus and Dan Storper, all of the Putumayo song collections feature the friendly and colorful illustrations by Nicola Heindl. The latest in the series is a title that will most likely appeal to a large segment of the population that has younger children. “Acoustic Dreamland” features 11 songs by folk artists that include Lucy Kaplansky, Victor Johnson and William Fitzsimmons. As the title might suggest, each and every one of the included tunes are low-key and are designed to induce sleep in the kids. While these songs are meant for sleep, they should by no means be considered boring or plodding. The truth is that, like most of the titles in the Putumayo series, the music here is meant to present you with a list of artists in the hopes that listeners will seek out additional albums by the artists they like. With gorgeous tracks such as Kaplansky’s “Dreamland,” Fitzsimmons’ “You Can Close Your Eyes,” and Rosie Thomas’s “Tomorrow,” it is a sure bet that you’ll be heading to the record store for a CD by at least one of the artists. You will, that is, after you wake up. KEY TRACKS: “Dreamland,” “You Can Close Your Eyes,” “Tomorrow”


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Question: ”What is the one item that you are always on the look out for, even when you are not shopping?” Photos by Glenda Canedo

Ian Rieger: “Shoes”

Kentrell Searles: “Cardigans for every season”

Fone Pengpha: “Black Martin Dawson: “Oxfords” wedges”

Rachel Kate: “Fun” Max Kessler: “Cardigans” Brittany Goudas: “Really thin shirts” Antoine Dukes: “Rachel Kate”

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Saturday, six local clothing designers collaborated on A Fashion Show at City Gallery. Designers Heather Koonse, Michael Wiernicki, Shelley Smith, Erin Perkins, Kim Hines and Margaret Chandler took part in the event. These photos were taken by Glenda Canedo. For more photographs, visit www.charleston

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The Army Wives Season 5 Screening Party was Sunday at Cinebarre. The cast and crew were on hand to view the first episode of Season 5. These photos were taken by Allison Ball. For more photographs, visit www.

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ALLUETTE’S JAZZ CAFE: 137 Calhoun St. 737-0090. Tonight-Sat: Oscar Rivers Trio, 9:30 p.m.; Mon-Fri: Calvin Taylor, 11:30 a.m.; Wed and Sun: Abe White. AROMAS: 50 N. Market St. 723-9588. Fri-Sat: Cotton Blue, 7-10 p.m. BIG JOHN’S TAVERN: 251 East Bay St. 723-3483. Sat: Live Music (Classic Rock). BLIND TIGER PUB: 38 Broad St. 5770088. Tonight: Matt Wink, 9 p.m.; Fri: The Healing, 9 p.m.; Sat: DJ Ricky Lee, 9 p.m.; Wed: Matt Wink, 9 p.m. THE BRICK: 213B East Bay St. 7207788. Sarah Cole and The Hawkes. CHARLESTON GRILL: 224 King St. 577-4522. Tonight-Sat: Quentin Baxter Ensemble followed by Late Night Jazz, 8 p.m.; Sun: Bob Williams Duo, 7 p.m.; MonWed: Quentin Baxter Ensemble, 7 p.m. CITY LIGHTS COFFEE SHOP: 141 Market St. 853-7067. Sat: Jesse Ledford; Wed: The Amazing Mittens, 6:30-8 p.m. EAST BAY MEETING HOUSE: 159 East Bay St. 723-3446. Mon: Monday Night Poetry and Open Mic, 8 p.m. FISH RESTAURANT: 442 King St. 7223474. Tonight: Elise Testone, 7 p.m.; Sat: DJ, 10 p.m. HALLS CHOPHOUSE: 434 King St. 7270090. Tonight-Thurs: Live Music (Piano Jazz); Sun: Gospel Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. HIGH COTTON: 199 East Bay St. 7243815. Tonight: Leah Suarez Trio, 6-10 p.m.; Fri: James Slater Trio, 7-11 p.m.; Sat: Frank Duvall Trio, 7-11 p.m.; Sun: James Slater Duo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Mary Edna Fraser and Roger Bellow, 6-10 p.m.; Mon: Margaret Coleman and Wayne Dawes, 6-10 p.m.; Tues: James Slater Trio, 6-10 p.m.; Wed: Anne Caldwell and Larry Ford Trio, 6-10 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 337 King St. 8055020. Wed: Trivia, 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat: Live Music. MAD RIVER BAR AND GRILLE: 32 N. Market St. 723-0032. Mon: Live Music; Tues: Trivia. MERCATO RESTAURANT: 102 N. Market St. 722-6393. Tonight: Ann Caldwell with LooseFitt, 6-10 p.m.; Fri: Frank Duvall Jazz Piano, 6-8 p.m.; David Patterson Ensemble, 8 p.m.-midnight; Sat: Gerald Gregory Jazz Piano, 6-8 p.m.; Lewis, Wiltrout and Gregory, 8 p.m.-midnight; Sun: Jordan Gravel Solo Jazz Keyboard, 6-9 p.m.; Mon: Leah Suarez Jazz Trio, 6-10 p.m.; Tues: The Frank Duvall Instrumental Jazz Trio, 6-10 p.m.; Wed: The Pulse Trio, 6-10 p.m. MOLLY DARCY’S: 235 East Bay St. 7374085. Mon: Karaoke. MUSIC FARM: 32 Ann St. 577-6989. Tonight: Sequoyah w/The Riverwinds

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ART’S BAR AND GRILL: 413 Coleman Blvd. 849-3040. Sat: Cherry Bomb. ATLANTICVILLE RESTAURANT AND WINES: 2063 Middle St. 883-9452. Sun: Spanish and Flamenco Guitar w/Dori Chitayat, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. AWENDAW GREEN: 4853 Highway 17 N. 452-1642. Wed: Adam Coyne Band, TranceFusion, Mingle and Calibrate and Steven Hurst, free, 6-10 p.m. BLUE’S HOUSE OF WINGS: 1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. 881-1858. Tonight: Shag w/Jim Bowers, 7 p.m. ; Fri: Live Music, 8-11 p.m.; Sat: Karaoke, 9 p.m. BUDDY ROE’S SHRIMP SHACK: 1528 Ben Sawyer Blvd. 388-5270. Tonight: Ronnie Johnson and Chris Clifton, 7 p.m.; Fri-Sat: Ronnie Johnson and Chris Clifton, 9:30 p.m.; Tues: Kevin Church, 8-11 p.m.; Wed: Writers’ Night, 7-10 p.m. CUOCO PAZZO: 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. 971-9034. Wed and Fri-Sat: Riccardo sings Opera and Italian songs, 7 p.m. DOG AND DUCK: 624-A Long Point Road. 881-3056. Sat: Karaoke, 9 p.m. DUNLEAVY’S PUB: 2213 Middle St. 883-9646. Sat: Walter McDonough, 1 p.m.

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CHARLIE’S GRILL: 1409 Folly Road. 406-0888. Tues: Trivia, 8-10 p.m. CRAB SHACK: 26 Center St. 588-3080. Tonight: Folly Beach Bluegrass Society, 8 p.m.; Mon: Open Mic w/Dave Grunstra, 9:30 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1175 Folly Road. 225-6996. Tonight-Fri: Live Music; Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. OASIS BAR AND GRILL: 778 Folly Rd. 225-2252. Tonight: Better Understanding of Nothing; Fri: Sent By Ravens; Sat: Markfest; Sun: Murder By Death; Mon: We Sail at Dawn; Tues: Sad

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if you go WHAT: Second annual Charleston Film Festival. WHERE: The Terrace Theatre, 1956 Maybank Highway. WHEN: Wednesday, March 16 through March 20. TICKETS: $10 per screening. A Festival Pass for all films and the opening and closing parties is $120. Party passes are $20. Call 762-4247 or visit for more information.

Full schedule and synopses online Visit and for more info on the festival, including the after parties. COLM HOGAN

Patricia Clarkson and Alexander Siddig from “Cairo Time.”


Julia Kennedy in “Grown Up Movie Star.”

30-plus films from more than 10 countries at the Terrace Theatre “We are the movies and the movies are us.” — David Ansen BY BILL THOMPSON

As with most art forms, the films we admire are in many respects a function of who we are when we see them. Our moods, frame of mind and receptivity to the unfamiliar or provocative each come into play. And we interpret them accordingly. But movies are unique. They are a collaboration, sometimes a collision, of all the expressive genres: literature, theater, music, dance and the whole smorgasbord of the visual arts. A smaller festival celebrating independent filmmaking, embodied by the second annual Charleston Film Festival at the Terrace Theatre, is shorn of the distraction of being a film market and the cacophony of blockbusters. It is also relieved of the kind of large-scale programming that can overwhelm filmmakers and audiences alike. “I’m less and less a fan of the big festivals because, as a filmmaker, you and your film can easily get lost in the hundreds of other mov-

ies being screened,” says Torontobased director Laurie Lynd. “It can be just as daunting for an audience member, trying to decide what to see.” Lynd, who will introduce his film “I Was a Rat” and lead a festival workshop, may be recalled by Charlestonians as the director of “Breakfast With Scot,” screened here last year by the man who produced it, Terrace co-owner Paul Brown. “I’m really impressed by the lineup,” says Lynd. “Everything Paul and Barbara (Tranter) have programmed for this festival are movies I want to see, some of which I missed in their initial runs. There is a ‘greatest hits’ quality of films that they have drawn from the bigger festivals, but at a smaller festival like Charleston’s, there a heightened feeling of sharing something in a more intimate group of people attending.” All told, the Charleston Film Festival will screen 30-plus films from more than 10 countries, accompanied by the customary after-parties. Each film and master class session will be repeated to allow for greater audience access. Workshops and master classes include

“From Idea to Screen,” focusing on specifics of the craft of filmmaking and how to get an idea produced. They will be led by Brown and visiting film professionals.

Visiting pros

Also slated to attend the festival are Oscar- and Emmy-nominated producer Daniel Iron (“Away From Her”), who will screen “Cairo Time” and lead a master class discussion; Larry Weinstein, director of “Inside Hana’s Suitcase”; Sundance Film Festival award winner Adriana Maggs, director of “Grown Up Movie Star;” Emmy winner Peter Raymont, director of “Genius Within: The Life of Glenn Gould;” Susan Shipton, editor of such films as “Chloe,” “The Sweet Hereafter” and “Barney’s Version;” and actor Tom Cavanaugh, “Breakfast With Scot.” The coup of the festival (or at least one of them), says Brown, is the presence of director Richard J. Lewis’ “Barney’s Version,” a biting serio-comedy starring Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman. “What’s great about a festival like Paul’s is the way it brings people together in the communal experience of seeing good motion pictures that have been selected with

care,” says Lewis, who worked as a producer, supervising producer and co-executive producer of TV’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” from 2002-09. “I can’t stress the importance of that enough. It is something that is disappearing by leaps and bounds with every technical advancement. Small festivals bring people together to talk about art. It’s a wideranging discussion, not just of the films but of politics and life.”

A concept realized

Brown, who took the reins of the Terrace last April, says the idea of having a festival, and the prospect of what he and Tranter could do with it, was, in the larger sense, the very idea behind purchasing the theater in the first place. “My wife and I have had the pleasure and honor of having the films we’ve made shown at a number of festivals around the world, not just the big festivals but the small ones. It’s amazing what you gain from that experience when you have time to reflect upon it. I remember the little gem of movie I saw at the smaller festivals more than the big splashy openings at places like Sundance and Toronto.” Brown underscores the festival

structure as one of independently made features and documentaries that are broadly appealing but also touch upon the themes of the festival. One such theme is embodied in “Northern Exposures: The Best of the Toronto International Film Festival.” “The movie that we saw there that we enjoyed the most was the Toronto festival’s Best Canadian Film winner, ‘The High Cost of Living,’ which we are bringing here,” he says. “It’s the perfect example of a movie of high quality that may not be seen anywhere else. If we can bring in a movie like this, I believe the audience will take that leap and watch another movie they may never have heard about, like ‘The Concert’ and ‘The Whistleblower.’ “With ‘Carolina Perspectives,’ we also have what we think is a great collection of local films and local shorts, like ‘The Atlanta Trip’ by David Carter.”

Balancing act

While Brown says the festival does want to present documentaries of substance, he prefers to avoid “long, drawn-out documentaries about bleak subject matter.”

Still, he adds, there is an emphasis on entertaining movies that also are thought-provoking. “We have a long-standing relationship with a number of filmmakers with whom we’ve worked over the years, like Larry Weinstein and we wanted to bring them here to the festival. “This plays into another theme, which is to bring films and filmmakers to the Lowcountry so they can share their experiences with other filmmakers, and to do it at a smaller festival where they are more relaxed,” Brown says. “It’s an exciting time for our patrons and the local filmmaking community. Filmgoers will get to interact with producers, directors, writers and key craftspeople. Activities will include screenings, lectures, discussions, workshops, industry support and the opportunity to meet filmmakers from around the world.” Reach Bill Thompson at 9375707.

A 23-year-old Glenn Gould photographed in 1956 by Jock Carroll. From “Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould.”

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Paul Giamatti (left) and Dustin Hoffman in “Barney’s Version.”

Film Festival review: Impressive cast carries sharp ‘Barney’s Version’



every man’s memory is his private literature, as Aldous Huxley surmised, the fractured narrative of one Barney Panofsky is both fascinating and not entirely trustworthy. A producer of second-rate TV fare for the aptly named Totally Unnecessary Productions, a Montreal-based company, Panofsky is a singularly unpleasant and selfabsorbed fellow, disinclined to examining his motives or actions and prone to mistreatment of all who surround him. Yet Panofsky is not entirely unsympathetic. Moving back and forth in time on a slipstream of memory (and delusion), Panofsky — impulsive, harddrinking and irascible — finds that he and the fates are seldom in accord. His only steadfast companion is his own self-pity. Compressing the late Mordecai Richler’s sprawling 1997 novel “Barney’s Version” into one small but succulent movie was no small feat. But apart from a savvy adaptation by screenwriter Michael Konyves and the generally surehanded direction of Richard J. Lewis, the film benefits most for

movie review ★★★½ (of 5) DIRECTOR: Richard J. Lewis. STARRING: Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver. RATED: R for language and some sexual content. RUN TIME: 2 hours, 12 min. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at www. charlestonscene. com and offer your opinion of the film.

Rosamund Pike stars as Miriam.

We’ve seen Giamatti turn in so many impressive performances exceedingly canny casting. With over the past decade or so that one Paul Giamatti a perfect (if dishevmore seems, “Oh, by the way.” But eled) fit for the title role, the film this rendering owns subtle gradaalso benefits immensely from its tions and nuances that few but supporting players: Dustin HoffGiamatti can summon, and he man as Panofsky’s amiably rough- seems to do so effortlessly. He capedged father, Minnie Driver as his tured a 2011 Golden Globe for Best excruciatingly annoying second Actor in a Comedy, yet “Barney’s wife, Saul Rubinek (in a brief Version” is very much at the black but morbidly funny part), Bruce end of the spectrum, a landscape in Greenwood as Panofsky’s romantic which Giamatti is equally adroit. rival, Scott Speedman as his alleged Of late, Pike has revealed increasbest friend Boogie, Mark Addy as ing range as an actress, a quality the brutish Detective O’Hearne also witnessed in another 2011 and, above all, Rosamund Pike as Charleston Film Festival entry, Panofsky’s third and most dutiful “Made in Dagenham.” Despite the spouse. standard-issue traits of the long-

suffering wife, her portrait of Miriam Grant-Panofsky is touching and complex. What doesn’t fully convince is what so intelligent and accomplished a woman as Miriam sees in a schmuck like Panofsky, apart from the flattery of his obsessive courtship of her. A courtship, by the way, which begins at the reception of Barney’s wedding to another woman. It is Pike and Greenwood who are a naturally matched set, which both the audience and the ever-insecure Panofsky quickly discern. The one character that does not seem to fit in the proceedings is Driver’s, a shrill caricature of a Jewish-Canadian Princess that is

over-the-top even if done strictly for effect. Though played to the hilt, it is discordant when held against the tenor of the rest of film. To some, “Barney’s Version” may suffer somewhat in comparison to a previous Richler adaptation, “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” (1974) with Richard Dreyfuss in the lead. But this, in most respects, is matching apples with oranges. The play off of memory, its time shifts and its deceptions, is wellconceived, and Lewis juggles the balls effectively, though there are times when the structure of the film seems almost as messy as Giamatti’s character. Perhaps this is by design, having the story mirror Panofsky’s world view. It is, after all, Barney’s version. Sharp-eyed devotees of the Canadian cinema doubtless will be amused at cameos by several of its leading directors: Atom Egoyan, David Cronenberg and Denys Arcand. What they may not get in the end, however, is the point of the movie. Richler assayed Canadian-Jewish pride (and self-loathing) with particular aplomb, but his characters were more reflective. Reach Bill Thompson at 9375707.

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‘Battle: Los Angeles’

Alien invasion movie feels like a video game

The Best Movies for the first and only time showing in Charleston only at the

BY ROGER MOORE The Orlando Sentinel


ake “Independence Day” and “Skyline” or pretty much any aliens-invade-Los Angeles thriller. Strip it of Will Smith and any one-liners the heroes might snap off upon killing an alien, and what you have is “Battle: Los Angeles,” a straight-nochaser war movie where the enemy is extraterrestrial. It’s a house-to-house, street-by-street infantry combat movie in the modern video game mold — smoke, laser blasts, explosions, fleeting glimpses of the foe and chance encounters with civilians. Remember, you lose points for shooting civilians. This isn’t Libya, for Pete’s sake. Meteors are splashing into the world’s oceans, the cable news folks tell us. But what they’re not telling us is what the military knows: “They’re slowing down before impact.” Armored warriors storm the beach at Santa Monica, and the Marines scramble to get civilians out of a free-fire zone along the coast, territory they plan to bomb to stop the invasion. Aaron Eckhart is the staff sergeant with a troubled past, a guy who is about to get out of the Marine Corps, suddenly hurled back into combat. Ramon Rodriguez plays his lieutenant, and Ne-Yo, Noel Fisher, James Hiroyuki Liao and others make up the squad that sets off into the No Man’s Land of Santa Monica to face off with an utterly unknown foe. Jonathan Liebesman, the director of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,” nicely handles


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★★ (of 5) DIRECTOR: Jonathan Liebesman. STARRING: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena, Bridget Moynahan. RATED: PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language. RUN TIME: 1 hour, 54 minutes. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at and offer your opinion of the film. the early scenes, shooting the confused soldiers’ point of view with a shaky, handheld camera and lots of fog. The lightning-quick enemy troopers don’t seem all that bothered by bullets. The whole “You kill anything that is not human” ethos and esprit de corps of the Marine Corps (their unit slogan is “Retreat? HELL”) is straight out of a hundred other combat films. That’s not a knock, but this isn’t a movie that stands up to a lot of pondering. The squad reaches a police

station where a few civilians (Michael Pena and Bridget Moynahan) are holed up, and they all try to figure out how to get out of the tobe-bombed zone and how these space invaders might be killed. Let’s dissect one. And when you’re doing a live alien autopsy, it helps to have a veterinarian around. The aliens seem like preliminary sketches of the revoltingly real critters of “District 9.” The locations are almost convincing as corners of that filmed-todeath metropolis, Los An-


Aaron Eckhart stars in “Battle: Los Angeles.”

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geles (they shot most of it in Louisiana). It’s a film of noble sacrifice and “good deaths” but surprisingly few chuckles. A medic mutters, “I’d rather be in Afghanistan.” That’s what passes for foxhole humor here. But as corny and predictable as it sometimes seems, this “Battle” works on a visceral level, playing out like a video game that’s got you hooked. Eckhart stoically anchors the picture, and tough-as-nails Michelle Rodriguez shows up just in time. It’s not new, it’s not novel and it’s not art. But as a popcorn movie a couple of months out of summer season, “Battle: Los Angeles” will have to do.













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‘Rango’: A hero who blends in with Old West A chase ensues and it’s staged as an homage to the countless spaghetti westerns that clearly inspired director ango” may not be JohnGore Verbinski. ny Depp’s first cartoon Dipping into a palette in(all “SpongeBob” fans now fused with sere browns, tans hail the Big Kahuna), but it and grays, and commanding marks the mercurial actor’s a microscopic level of detail, first foray into animated feaVerbinski creates a world tures. And the only question PARAMOUNT PICTURES/INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC/AP simultaneously fanciful is, what took him so long? Rango (left), voiced by Johnny Depp, and Beans, and believable. By the time Depp has one of the finest voiced by Isla Fisher, star in “Rango.” “Rango” introduces the shaspeaking voices in the busiman-like Spirit of the West, ness: a nimble, mellifluous viewers may wonder how instrument that goes from they got Clint Eastwood to sexy growl to fey warble. ★★★★ (of 5) make a cameo. And he brings all that proDIRECTOR: Gore Verbinski. A sun-baked symphony of tean talent to bear on Rango, rust and dust, “Rango” has a this ingenious neo-Western’s STARRING THE VOICES OF: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher. spiky, unsentimental appeal, protagonist who isn’t just RATED: PG. sending out slightly risque chameleon-like but a chameRUN TIME: 1 hour, 47 minutes. jokes to parents while staying leon, period. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at safely out of the danger zone When Rango’s aquarium and offer your for kids. And for a cartoon, gets jostled out of a car, leavopinion of the film. it possesses perhaps the most ing its tender-footed inhabitcolor, seeks to impress the unlikely added value of all: ant to fend for himself in the them is a scaly, bug-eyed townsfolk, spinning a tall tale authenticity. Mojave desert, he drags him- lizard named Beans (Isla “Rango” may actually be self to the dusty town of Dirt, Fisher), who has enough sand of murderous derring-do. Now a rootin’, tootin’, the first Hollywood movie a dry and forbidding outpost to get the better of Mattie bona-feeday hee-roe, Rango to use the familiar screech of ruled by a hard-shelled turtle Ross of “True Grit” in any is appointed sheriff and soon a red-tailed hawk, not as the mayor (voiced by Ned Beatty) horse trade. voice of a soaring eagle or Soon after arriving in Dirt, thereafter discovers there and inhabited by a menagerie other bird of prey, but as the of rodents, amphibians, rep- Rango, a born performer who might be more to the local voice of a red-tailed hawk. assumes personae as easily as water shortage than just a tiles and desert creatures. patch of bad weather. Bonus points for that. others of his species change The most comely among


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A politician (Matt Damon) in love with a ballerina (Emily Blunt) tries to fight Fate.

Azalea Square: Today: 7:30 Sat: 3 Tues: 7 Regal 18: Today: 7:30

Azalea Square: Today: 1:30, 4, 7, 9:30 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 1:30, 4, 7, 9:35 Cinebarre: Today 1:25, 4:25, 7:30, 10:10 Citadel: Today-Thurs, March 17: 12:15, 2:25, 4:45, 7:20, 9:45 James Island 8: Fri and Mon-Thurs, March 17: 4:10, 7, 9:55 Sat-Sun: 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:55 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, March 17: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:30, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:10, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Regal 18: Today: 1:15, 4, 7, 9:35 Terrace: Today-Thurs, March 17: 2:15, 4:45, 7:05, 9:15


Aliens invade the City of Angels.

George Bizet’s opera comes to life in three dimensions.


Kevin Spacey stars as a Washington lobbyist involved in corruption and murder. Terrace: Today: 1:30, 4:10


An insurance agent leaves his hometown for the first time to travel to a convention.

Citadel: Fri-Thurs, March 17: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:20, 9:50 Terrace: Fri-Thurs, March 17: 1:30, 3:45, 7:20, 9:10

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Terrace: Wed-Thurs, March 17: Times vary. Call theatre for information.



A modern day retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens.

Azalea Square: Today: 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:25 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:30 Cinebarre: Today: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 9:50 Citadel: Today: 12:25, 2:35, 5, 7:25, 9:50 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 2:35, 5, 7:25, 9:50 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, March 17: 12:45, 2:50, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:20, 4:35, 7:05, 9:20 Regal 18: Today: 2, 4:45, 7:40, 10


Martin Lawrence stars in the third installment of the Big Momma’s series.

Azalea Square: Today: 12:35, 3:05, 5:35, 8:05, 10:35 Fri, Mon and Thurs, March 17: 12:20, 2:55, 5:35, 8:05, 10:35 Sat: 12:20, 8:05, 10:35 Sun: 12:20, 10:35 Tues-Wed: 12:20, 2:55, 10:35 Citadel: Today-Thurs, March 17: 11:55, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:55 Hwy. 21: Today: 9 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, March 17: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:45, 4:20, 6:55, 9:25 Regal 18: Today: 1:05, 3:40, 6:35, 9:10



THE FIGHTER ★★★★ R A former boxing hero and his half-brother train for a historic bout. Citadel: Today: 4, 9:30 Terrace: Today: 1:45, 4:30, 7:25, 9:20 Fri-Tues: 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:20


James McAvoy and Emily Blunt lend their voices to this retelling of Shakespeare’s classic story.

Azalea Square 3D: Today: 12:40, 2:55, 4:55 Azalea Square: Today: 1:15, 3:20, 5:20, 7:25, 9:35 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 1:05, 3:10, 5:20, 7:25, 9:25 Cinebarre: Today: 1:05, 3:30, 6, 8:20 Citadel 3D: Today: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 7, 9 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 7 James Island 8: Today: 4:40, 7 Northwoods: Today: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 7 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 7 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:15, 4:40, 7:25, 9:40 Palmetto Grande 3D: Today: 1:10, 4, 6:45, 9:10 Regal 18 3D: Today: 1:30, 4:25, 6:30, 9:05

THE GRACE CARD ★ PG A cop struggles with the death of his son.

Starring Ben Affleck and Tommy Lee Jones, this drama follows three men as they try to survive a corporate downsizing. Citadel: Today: 1, 7

Azalea Square: Today: 12:05, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45 Citadel: Today: 11:50, 2:15, 4:35, 7:05 Fri-Thurs, March 17: noon Regal 18: Today: 1, 3:45, 6:50, 9:15



Nicolas Cage stars in this film about a man who escapes from hell to track down his daughter’s murderers. Azalea Square 3D: Today: 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:35, 10:10 Cinebarre 3D: Today: 2, 4:45, 7:45, 10:30 Citadel 3D: Today: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40 James Island 8 3D: Today: 9:20 Northwoods 3D: Today: 9 Palmetto Grande 3D: Today: 2:50, 5:20, 8, 10:30 Regal 18 3D: Today: 1:10, 4, 6;30, 9

THE EAGLE ★★ PG-13 A Roman soldier sets out on a quest to honor his father’s legacy. Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:35, 7:45

Britt Reid and his father’s assistant Kato team up to fight crime.

Hwy. 21: Fri-Sun and Thurs, March 17: 9 Regal 3D: Today: 1:45, 4:35


A man’s wife grants him permission to have an affair.

Azalea Square: Today: 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:05 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 1:45, 4:25, 7:15, 9:45 Cinebarre: Today: 1:20, 4:15, 7:20, 10:15 Citadel: Today-Thurs, March 17: noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 James Island 8: Today: 4:25, 7:10, 9:40 Fri and Mon-Thurs, March 17: 4:25, 7:15, 9:50 Sat-Sun: 1:40, 4:25, 7:15, 9:50 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, March 17: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:50 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:50, 4:45, 7:55, 10:25 Regal 18: Today: 1:20, 3:50, 6:40, 9:20

Azalea Square, 215 Azalea Square Blvd., Summerville, 821-8000 | Cinebarre, 963 Houston-Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, 884-7885 | Citadel Mall Stadium 16 with IMAX, 2072 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., 556-4629 | Highway 21 Drive In, Beaufort, 8464500 | James Island 8, Folly and Central Park Rd., 795-9499 | Hippodrome, 360 Concord St., Suite 100, 724-9132 | Cinemark Movies 8, 4488 Ladson Rd., Summerville, 800-326-3264 (dial 1415#) | Palmetto Grande, U.S. 17 North, Mount Pleasant, 216TOWN | Regal Cinemas 18, 2401 Mall Drive, North Charleston, 529-1946 | Terrace, 1956-D Maybank Hwy., 762-9494 | Ivanhoe Cinema 4, Walterboro, 549-6400 | Northwoods Stadium Cinemas, 2181 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston, 518-6000

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A mysterious teenager masks his identity to hide from an evil enemy. Stars Dianna Agron and Alex Pettyfer.

King George VI overcomes a speech impediment.

Azalea Square: Today: 1:20, 4, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 1:20, 4:10, 7:20, 10:05 Cinebarre: Today: 1:50, 4:40, 7:40, 10:25 Citadel: Today: 11:50, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:50 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 11:50, 4:45, 7:15 James Island 8: Today: 4:10, 7:20, 9:50 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, March 17: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:40, 4:25, 7;15, 9:55 Regal 18: Today: 1:50, 4:30, 7:05, 9:40


The Metropolitan Opera will broadcast this opera starring Susan Graham and Plácido Domingo.

Azalea Square: Wed: 6:30


A man uses a mother and her children to try to land his dream girl.

Azalea Square: Today: 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:55 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 10:10 Cinebarre: Today: 1:10, 4:10, 7:15, 10:05 Citadel: Today-Thurs, March 17: 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:50 Hippodrome: Today: 7:15, 9:40 Hwy. 21: Today: 7 James Island 8: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, March 17: 4:40, 7:25, 10 SatSun: 1:35, 4:40, 7:25, 10 Northwoods: Fri-Thurs, March 17: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:20 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1, 4:10, 6:50, 9:35 Regal 18: Today: 1:35, 4:20, 7:10, 10

JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER ★★★½ G The story of teen pop idol Justin Bieber.

Azalea Square 3D: Today: 1:10, 7:10 Citadel 3D: Today: 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 9 Palmetto Grande 3D: Today: 5:05, 10:20 Regal 18 3D: Today: 1:15, 7


Azalea Square 3D: Today: 4:05, 9:40 James Island 8: Today: 4:35, 7:15, 9:55 Palmetto Grande 3D: Today: 2:25, 7:40 Regal 18: Today: 4:15, 9:30

Azalea Square: Today: 1:25, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 1:25, 6:50 Cinebarre: Today: 12:55, 3:50, 7, 10 Citadel: Today-Thurs, March 17: 11:40, 2:10, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35 Northwoods: Fri-Thurs, March 17: 1, 3:50, 6:50, 9:10 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 10:10 Regal 18: Today: 2:10, 5, 7:50 Terrace: Today: 2, 4:20, 7:20, 9:30 Fri-Tues: 2, 4:20, 7, 9:05

LORD OF THE DANCE 3D NR Celebrate St. Patrick’sDay with Michael Flatley’s world-renowned show. Azalea Square: Thurs, March 17: noon, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10


A boy has to save his mother after she is abducted by Martians.

Azalea Square 3D: Fri-Thurs, March 17: 12:10, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05, 9:20 Azalea Square: Fri-Thurs, March 17: 12:40, 3:05, 5:20, 7:35, 9:55 Citadel 3D: Fri-Thurs, March 17: 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:20 James Island 8: Fri and Mon-Thurs, March 17: 5:20, 7:30, 9:40 Sat-Sun: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40 Northwoods 3D: Fri-Thurs, March 17: 12:40, 2:40, 4:40, 7, 9

THE MECHANIC ★★ R Jason Statham stars in this action flick about an elite assassin.

Regal 18: Today: 1:55, 4:40, 7:30, 9:45


A chameleon must protect a Western town.

Azalea Square: Today-Thurs, March 17: noon, 12:30, 2:30, 3, 5, 5:30, 7:30, 8, 10, 10:30 Cinebarre: Today: 12:35, 3:10, 6:05, 8:45 Citadel: Today-Thurs, March 17: 11:50, 12:50, 2:10, 3:10, 4:35, 5:35, 7, 8:10, 9:25 Hwy. 21: Today: 7 James Island 8: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, March 17: 4:35, 7:10, 9:45 Sat-Sun: 2, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, March 17: 12:20, 2:40, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:20, 2, 3:50, 4:30, 7, 9:30, 10:05 Regal 18: Today: 1, 1:30, 3:35, 4:05, 6:45, 7:25, 9:20, 9:55

*RED RIDING HOOD ★½ PG-13 Amanda Seyfried stars in this retelling of the fairy tale.

James Island 8: Fri and Mon-Thurs, March 17: 4, 7:35, 10 Sat-Sun: 1:20, 4, 7:35, 10 Northwoods: Fri-Thurs, March 17: 12:25, 2:35, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45

THE ROOMMATE ★ PG-13 A student fears for her life after being assigned a new roommate.

Citadel: Today: 9:30 Regal 18: Today: 1:25, 3:55, 6:55, 9:25


An ambitionless young man tries to land his dream girl during a wild party.

Azalea Square: Today: 1:45, 4:15, 7:05, 9:35 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 4:15, 9:35 Cinebarre: Today: 1:45, 4:35, 7:35, 10:20 Citadel: Today: 12:20, 2:30, 4:55, 7:30, 9:50 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 2:30, 9:50 James Island 8: Today: 4:15, 7, 9:30 Fri and Mon-Thurs, March 17: 4:15, 7:05, 9:30 Sat-Sun: 1:45, 4:15, 7:05, 9:30 Northwoods: Fri-Thurs, March 17: 9:10 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:15 Regal 18: Today: 1:40, 4:10, 7:20, 9:45

TRUE GRIT ★★★★ PG-13 U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn helps a girl find her father’s murderer.

Hwy. 21: Today-Sun and Thurs, March 17: 8:50 Palmetto Grande: Today: 11:55, 5:10, 10:20


Liam Neeson is a doctor who discovers that another man has assumed his identity.

Azalea Square: Today: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:15 Fri-Thurs, March 17: 1:35, 4:05, 6:55, 9:40 Cinebarre: Today: 1:25, 4:15, 7:10, 10 Citadel: Today-Thurs, March 17: 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:25, 10 James Island 8: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, March 17: 4:05, 7, 9:30 SatSun: 1:25, 4:05, 7, 9:30 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, March 17: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:25, 9:50 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Regal 18: Today: 2:05, 4:50, 7:35

VANISHING ON 7TH STREET ★★½ R A group of people fight to survive during a city-wide blackout in Detroit.

Terrace: Today: 7:10, 9:20

Azalea Square: Fri-Thurs, March 17: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 Citadel: Fri-Thurs, March 17: 12:15, 2:30, 4:50, 7:25, 9:40


Azalea Square, 215 Azalea Square Blvd., Summerville, 821-8000 | Cinebarre, 963 Houston-Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, 884-7885 | Citadel Mall Stadium 16 with IMAX, 2072 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., 556-4629 | Highway 21 Drive In, Beaufort, 8464500 | James Island 8, Folly and Central Park Rd., 795-9499 | Hippodrome, 360 Concord St., Suite 100, 724-9132 | Cinemark Movies 8, 4488 Ladson Rd., Summerville, 800-326-3264 (dial 1415#) | Palmetto Grande, U.S. 17 North, Mount Pleasant, 216TOWN | Regal Cinemas 18, 2401 Mall Drive, North Charleston, 529-1946 | Terrace, 1956-D Maybank Hwy., 762-9494 | Ivanhoe Cinema 4, Walterboro, 549-6400 | Northwoods Stadium Cinemas, 2181 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston, 518-6000

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Tuscan Bistro

Retro Italian in Summerville


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“What’s in a name”? Well, Romeo and Juliet understood the implications, as would any marketing firm trusted with branding your business. But at Tuscan Bistro Inc., there is a bit of confusion. The illuminated sign at Trolley and Dorchester roads lists Tuscan Bistro Inc., the menu reads Tuscan Bistro, and the website “” But for you, dear readers, the conundrum is: This restaurant calls itself Tuscan (think the foods of Florence, Lucca, Siena, Pisa, Prato), and the menu celebrates Rome, Naples and the Italian south. There were no bean dishes, and the Tuscans are known as the “bean eaters” of Italia; no game dishes such as anitra (duck); no braised beef stracottos; and nary a bistecca Fiorentina charred to a crusty surface, anointed with olive oil and coarse salt. But there is pizza, pasta and plenty of divertimento. On a Saturday evening visit, we felt as if we walked in on a chapter meeting of a local Italian-American club. The air was festa; the feeling, famiglia. The restaurant itself has two distinct zones. One dispenses the pizzas for pickup and delivery, and the other is the restaurant proper with a small bar and modest-size dining room. It is a work in progress. Wood flooring is being installed, ceramic tiles in the Italian national colors of white, red and green are replacing beadboard wainscoting and posters celebrat-

ing maccheroni decorate the walls. Tuscan Bistro had operated as an Italian restaurant before the new ownership of executive chef Gennaro DeLiso. Jars of pickled condiments, oils and vinegars are scattered haphazardly in the entry way along with gumball machines and a variety of public service brochures and fliers including one for their resident entertainer, Dr. Jerry Galloway. His repertoire includes Sinatra, Martin, Bennett, Humperdinck, Orbison, Holly, Strait and Elvis. Call first to learn his performing schedule. The staff is attentive, polite and knowledgeable. The manager kept an active eye on the dining scene and because of the delays caused by a large group offered a nearby table a salad as they waited for their pizza order. Attention is always a good sign in a restaurant. The menu is limited, and much of what passes for appetizers are either fried, such as calamari, mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, chicken fingers, french fries, and zucchini ($3.99-$14.99), or mussels and clams in red or white sauces ($8.99) that can easily pose as meals. Banzini bread ($5.50) topped with ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese would make a good table starter. A classic Southern Italian antipasto ($8.99) complete with a bed of leafy greens will provide both a first and salad course. Entrees are accompanied by a small side salad with a variety of greens, carrots, shredded mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. The dressings are commercial, and the house vinaigrette is balsamic-based, bringing sweet notes to the greens.

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but someone should have noticed that the cheese had not melted. Rigate rigatoni ($12.95) was served with sauce “Bolognose,” and the chunky, tubular pasta shapes were the perfect vehicles for the hearty Bolognese ragu. My quibble with the sauce? It lacked the tempered lushness of the long-simmered Northern Italian ragu and was much too “red” for a meat sauce cooked for a time in milk. All of the pastas can be topped with chicken ($3.99) and shrimp ($4.99). Classic stuffed and baked pastas include ravioli, manicotti, ziti and lasagna. All for $12.95. An order of spaghetti and clams ($12.95) with white sauce was dependable in the texture of the pasta and was Entrees are mostly veal ($14.95) and chicken ($13.95) topped with a generous dozen of littleneck clams. But defined by piccata, Parmethe sauce was rough tasting, san and Marsala. Portions are generous, and prices are mild in seasoning and did not “come together” with very wallet friendly, especially the classic pasta dishes the pasta. A bit of wine or lemon juice? A smattering under $14. of sauteed garlic? Even a bit The pastas are cooked al dente and served piping hot. of pasta water would have transformed its oily mouth Maybe that eggplant dish was a temperature anomaly, feel with the humble liaison

CUISINE: Italian CATEGORY: Neighborhood Favorite; Pizzeria LOCATION: 1990 Old trolley Road, Summerville PHONE: 851-1885 FOOD: ★★½ ATMOSPHERE: ★½ SERVICE: ★★★ PRICE: $-$$ COSTS: Appetizers $3.99-$8.99, entree salads $6.99$8.99; pastas $12.95-$13.95; veal and chicken dishes $13.95-$14.95; pizzas $7.49-$23.99; specialty 28-nch pizza $36, sandwiches $9-$15; kids menu $6.99; daily specials MP; desserts $2.50-$6; desserts drinks $6 WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Yes BAR: Yes; full-service bar; Italian wine list HOURS: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. DECIBEL LEVEL: Varies; live entertainment PARKING: Lot OTHER: Free home delivery; carryout. Outdoor seating; live entertainment.

We began our meal with an order of eggplant rollatini ($8.99). This dish was first rate with paper-thin slices of eggplant, a lush and well-flavored ricotta cheese filling and a weave of mozzarella on top. It was marred, however, by not being hot, and so the pleasant crown of cheese had not melted.


of water. None of the pastas are made in-house. All of the sauces are. Tuscan Bistro offers a baked ziti pizza and a 28inch round for $36 that should make for a satisfying March Madness snack. Abbondanza describes the quantity of cheese on the pizza; a bit much. Tiramisu ($6) is made inhouse, but they were out. They were out as well of the “Italian” profiteroles. An homage to Catherine di Medici perhaps? Cheesecake ($5) and gelato ($2.50) were available but not tried. The wine list speaks with an Italian accent. The beer is Moretti ($4.50). Tuscan Bistro is oldschool Italian American. Its culinary vernacular is defined by red sauce; its pastas, south of Tuscany. But the staff and the people who dine there bring a high quotient of friendliness; the prices are user-friendly, and based on the number of repeat customers, it is resonating with Italian appetites in Flowertown, and that is a bouquet to celebrate.

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Maverick’s vodka


Maverick’s Vodka is available at select liquor stores in Charleston and Greenville. Maverick Vodka can be purchased at Burris Liquor Store, 415 Meeting St.

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Cup of tourism love

The BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival was awarded the prestigious honor of being the recipient of the 2011 Governor’s Cup. The Cup, which was presented by Gov. Nikki Haley, is the state industry’s highest award and honors excellence in tourism marketing to one organization in South Carolina that has demonstrated a significant tourism-related economic impact on the state and local community. Congratulations to all the players in the food, beverage, tourism and hospitality industries who earned this award through their hard work and the BB&T Festival’s commitment to Charleston. With the tastes, smells and sounds of the recent festival still on your mind, here are the dates for the 2012 festival: March 1-4.

Brew and dinner

Stone Brewing Company will host a beer dinner at Laura Alberts on Daniel Island on Friday. The four-course dinner by executive chef Matt Brigham will be paired with vintage Old Guardian Barleywine beers from 2007-11. The full menu may be viewed at www.laura Beer reception starts at 7 p.m. and dinner seating is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Call 881-4711. Laura Alberts is at 891 Island Park Drive.

A magazine marriage


Raymond Pressley, with Grindz Burgers and Brew, cooks up some burgers at the Taste of Charleston last year. This year’s event will be Oct. 8 and 9 at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant. this summer. and Long Point Grill. The dinner will pair regional Italian cooking with the wines of Banfi hosted by Avery Harris. To attend the dinner, call 388-8808 for reservations. The cost is $45 per person. For more information, visit

Local at High Cotton

Local jazz artist Leah Suarez will be performing at High Cotton 6-10 p.m. Thursday nights. Suarez, who grew up on Sullivan’s Island with a Mexican father and American mother, credits her artistic perspective to the creativity and inventiveness that comes from the mixing of cultures. High Cotton is at 199 East Bay St. Visit

Southern Living Magazine is joining the Charleston Restaurant Association to present the Southern Living Taste of Charleston 2011. It will be Oct. 8 and 9 at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant. This celebration of Lowcountry cuisine will feature approximately 50 of Charleston’s top restaurants showcasing samples of their signature dishes, as well as Southern Living editor appearances, editorial-inspired vignettes, demonstrations, giveaways and more. Tickets will be available this summer. For more information, go to www. Proceeds will benefit local nonprofits.

Bagels and benefit

The Bagel Shop will be offering a signature sandwich wrap that will benefit the local nonprofit, Chase After a Cure. “The Cure” is a sandwich designed by local radio personality Kelly G and two representatives from Sparc. The Bagel Shop has committed to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these wraps to Chase After a Cure. The Bagel Shop is at 41 George St.

Planting a local seed

Kari Whitley will be teaching “Intro to SustainDREAMSTIME able Agriculture” at 6-8:30 Stone Brewing Company’s beer dinner is Friday at p.m. Thursdays, April 7Laura Alberts, 891 Island Park Drive on Daniel Island. ‘Drink with Sal’ June 2 at St. Paul’s Parish Sette Restaurant, 201 Cole- Passport to dinner Site, Classroom 104. The man Blvd. in Mount PleasWoodlands Inn is holding It begins at 6:30 p.m. with can be made by calling 875- cost is $259. ant, hosts its first wine din- a South American Wine 2600. a 12-wine tasting and a This class is all about the ner at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Overnight accommodalarge cheese and charcuteDinner on Wednesday. basics for growing food loSette, meaning “seven,” is tions are available at a spe- cally. The four-course dinner is rie selection, while dinner the seventh in the popular part of the Forbes Five Star, seating begins at 7:30 p.m. cial rate when combined For questions about growDine With Sal restaurant with the dinner. The $79 cost is exclusive AAA Five Diamond Inn’s ing local and going green group, which includes Mus- monthly “Wines of the Visit www.woodlandsinn. contact, Catherine Mcof tax and gratuity. Resertard Seed, Boulevard Diner World” series. com for more information. Guinn, who is the sustainvations are required and

able agriculture program coordinator at Trident Technical College and Lowcountry Local First. E-mail for more information.

Guest chef dinner

On March 17, Sean Brock will share the kitchen at McCrady’s Restaurant with celebrated chef Tony Maws of Boston’s Craigie On Main for a guest chef dinner. The pair will team up to cook a five-course meal for $65 (with optional wine pairings for $45) that will showcase their dedication to fresh, seasonal ingredients and a mutual love of heritage-breed pigs. Maws is a two-time James Beard Nominee for Best Chef Northeast. James Beard Best Chef Southeast award winner (2010) Sean Brock is pleased to welcome Chef Maws to South Carolina proclaiming, Reservations are required and seating is limited to 80. To make a reservation, call 577- 0025 or visit

Shad are running

Old Firehouse Restaurant in Hollywood now has shad row on the menu for as long as they last, which they hope is through March. Call before you go. The restaurant is seasonal. Now open Tuesday-Saturday for dinner only. They are at 6350 Highway 162. Call 889-9512 or visit

Jim ‘N Nick’s

The popular King Street barbecue spot has gone to a self-service style. Belly up to the bar, place your order and your ’cue will come to you. They are putting the “bar” back into barbecue. Jim ‘N Nick’s is at 288 King St. Call 577-0406. Wait staff service remains at the Tanger Outlet location.

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Home cookin’ at Jam’s Buffalo Cafe

Jam’s iteration is similarly impressive. Same for the wings, offered in 12 eep your eyes peeled. It’s WHAT: Jam’s Buffalo Cafe. flavors. These are nice, crunchy easy to pass Jam’s Buffalo drummies and flats, all sauced ADDRESS: 792-A Folly Road, Cafe, a recently opened reswell without excessive soaking. James Island. taurant on Folly Road. The “hot” variety is particularly PHONE: 793-4480. The cafe neighbors the Top of good, neither too spicy or too HOURS: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. the Line Barber Shop, just up the weak. street from Mike’s Bikes and La Jam’s also serves several wraps, Hacienda. Inside, a few tables line sandwiches. such as the Greek ($8) with grilled The Jam’s chicken salad ($7.75) the snug interior. chicken, spinach, tomatoes and Jeff Haertel runs the joint, bring- blends apples, craisins, almonds feta cheese; grilled veggie ($7.50) and low-fat mayo, while the med ing an abundance of experience with pimiento cheese, lettuce, tuna salad ($7.25) contains feta from his years operating Buffalo tomatoes, onions, peppers and cheese, tomatoes and garlic aioli. South, the lamentably late wings mushrooms; and the grilled fish But chief among the goods is the or shrimp ($7). and sandwich shop and bar farbeef on weck ($8), a Jam’s specialty Toss in a few burgers (check the ther down Folly Road. with fresh roast beef served on a Here at Jam’s, much of the grub Jam, featuring pimiento cheese is home-spun. The roast beef and deliciously salty Kimmelweck roll. and egg), quesadillas, salads and turkey, for instance, are cooked in- If it appears and tastes familiar, fish tacos, and with any luck, Jam’s it’s probably because you ate a house, then chopped and layered Buffalo Cafe will have found a similar sandwich at Buffalo South. nice home. into French dip and roast turkey


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Beef on weck.


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During the planning stages, I asked my Facebook fans what they would like to see on the menu, and this is one of the things that came up. I want to cook what people want to eat. That’s what it’s all about. Chef Brett McKee

17 North’s

Roadside House Smoked Pork Chop BY ANGEL POWELL

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rett McKee’s 17 North Roadside Kitchen in Mount Pleasant is a great spot for a family night out. 17 North is laid back, friendly, and inviting for guests of all ages. As an added bonus, there is free parking in front of the restaurant. If you are familiar with the hassles of parking downtown, this is quite a treat! On the menu for us was the 22-ounce Roadside House Smoked Pork Chop with creamy macaroni and cheese, braised collard greens and caramelized apple glace. (22 ounces ... You read that right!) This is a serious pork chop that brings to mind visions of “The Flintstones.” You would think that a piece of meat that size would be difficult to prepare without overcooking, but they got it right. The chop was ten-

if you go WHAT: Roadside House Smoked Pork Chop with creamy macaroni and cheese, braised collard greens and caramelized apple glace. WHERE: 17 North Roadside Kitchen, 3563 U.S. Highway 17, Mount Pleasant. PRICE: $25. PHONE: 606-2144. WEBSITE:

der and juicy and perfectly cooked with just the right amount of smoke. Like many of the dishes on McKee’s menu, the dish was inspired by the guests themselves. McKee says, “During the planning stages, I asked my Facebook fans what they would like to see on the menu, and this is one of the things that came up. I want to cook what people want to eat. That’s what it’s all about.” It is definitely a dish that reminds you of home cooking; something that McKee was going for when he cre-

ated the menu. Completing the homey, comfort food trifecta are braised collard greens and piping hot macaroni and cheese. The collard greens were well-seasoned, and sweet and the macaroni and cheese, with seven cheeses, was gooey and comforting. After dinner, you can venture to the backyard and play games, enjoy a cocktail or make S’Mores. If you do not know how to make the perfect S’More, don’t worry. McKee is never far from the action and loves to show the kids how it is done.


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Free time-based media, art festival runs through Sunday BY SAMANTHA TEST

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onight through Sunday, Receiverfest brings Charleston some of its more unique art shows. In a town that knows its art, that’s no small claim. Local artists Jarod Charzewski and Liz Vaughan are behind this inaugural event. They’re showcasing time-based media, which can include performance art, video and experiential installations, whatever may require time for the maturation or completion of the art experience for its viewer. They are also introducing David Bowen, kinetic sculpturist, to the Lowcountry. Bowen will open the weekend’s shows with a lecture tonight at Redux Contemporary Art Center, followed by the Charleston debut of his exhibition, “drift,” including the works “Tele-present Wind” and “Fly Lights.” “The goal with our galleries at Redux is to challenge the Charleston community’s idea of what might qualify as visual arts,” said Redux Executive Director Karen Ann Myers. “David’s art is very unique and definitely something Charleston hasn’t been exposed to. He’s nationally and internationally known. His work is very exciting and stimulating to watch.” Bowen is doubling the size of his installation “Telepresent Wind” for the first time at Redux. Forty-two motorized devices on the floor will control the movements of attached dried plant stalks. Sensors on these devices will communicate with sensors on a

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WHAT: Receiverfest, time-based media artists. WHERE: Various galleries and locations downtown. WHEN: Thursday through Sunday. COST: Free. MORE INFO:

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WHO: David Bowen. WHAT: “Drift.” Solo exhibition featuring new works by visiting artist David Bowen. ARTIST TALK: 5:30 p.m. today. OPENING RECEPTION: 6-9 p.m. today. WHERE: Redux Comtemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. ON VIEW: Through April 16.

similar device on the roof of Bowen’s home at the University of Minnesota. The result will be a field of plant stalks in Charleston moving in real time based on how the wind in Minnesota is blowing. With “Fly Lights,” the movement of 100 house flies will activate spot lights “that will confront the viewer,” said Bowen. “My thinking there is taking subtle movements of flies and amplifying it into the space,” he continued. “People are freaked out about the flies, but in my experience, people enjoy it. It’s absurd of course.” Bowen likes working with the contrast between natural and mechanical elements. “What I find interesting is the way in which mechanical systems can sometimes behave in unpredictable ways, just these little foibles. With all robotic things, you assume a robot will behave in a systematic manner. ... Well, maybe I invite flaws or imperfections when I program,” Bowen laughed. “And sometimes plants,

wind, natural things can act in very predictable ways,” he said. “Those two things take away my assumptions. It’s what keeps me interested, the unexpected things that come about when I’m setting up a piece.” Bowen studied sculpture at the graduate school of the University of Minnesota, mentoring with a kinetic sculpture and then adding work with a mechanical engineer to his style. “I am a sculpture. I come at if from a sculpture point of view, but I also use kinetic and robotics in my work,” he explained. “You could think about robotics or programming or computers like materials, like aluminum or steel or wood as a building material. I just also think of time as a building material, or another dimension to the piece. “I still consider myself an objectmaker,” Bowen said. “I’m just adding technology. I think of technology as another potential material.” As the featured artist of the

David Bowen’s artwork will be on display at Redux Contemporary Art Center, for Receiverfest. An artist lecture and exhibit opening is tonight. wski. “Although there are isolated events, hopefully it will open the door and create a window of opportunity for more artists here.” Time-based media, according to the co-founders of Receiverfest, expands the definition of art and allows artists to do things that aren’t possible in other mediums. “To me, this is the forefront of contemporary art. This is what contemporary art has to look forward to. It can be very experimental; it can go any sort of way,” said Vaughan. “Sometimes it can cut out the barrier between the artist, the artwork and the audience. It can all become one thing. “Experience is the key festival, Bowen will head the ment, Old City Jail/College of the Building Arts, outside word. Your experience in bill of about 24 time-based media artists to be featured Halsey (on Calhoun Street) general is totally shifted. Different sensations will and Gage Hall. at various downtown locaCharzewski and Vaughan happen; different ways of tions: Redux Contemporary experiencing it are going to hope to bring more attenArt Center, Saul Alexanbe needed. You’ll be walktion to what they see as an der Gallery in Charleston ing on something, touching underappreciated and unCounty Library, Children’s something, hearing someMuseum of the Lowcountry, der-recognized art form in thing. It’s just a totally difCharleston. Cato Center, Robert Lange ferent way of looking at art; “Liz and I are trying to Studios, Scoop Studios, it’s more about experiencing pave the way to see more Communication Museum than looking.” work done,” said Charzeand the museum’s base-

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11 p.m., Queen Street was a little sleepy, but walking Special to The Post and Courier up to the restaurant on the sidewalk, there was a gantlet check-in with armbands and Best event lists. Inside, it was an underErica J. Marcus: My favor- stated amusement park for ite event of the festival was the adventurous eater dethe Grand Tasting Tents. spite most of the guests havDoes it get any better than ing just left other plates at table after table of wine, liother venues. Wander where quor, beer and the best food you wanted, and you always in Charleston? And it was found a food or beverage. more than the treats that Chefs John Ondo and Mike made it spectacular — the Lata arrived on motorcycles excitement in the tents was and mingled in their ridpalpable. Everyone was ing gear. The city’s best and thrilled to be there, from the brightest shucked oysters, vendors, to the locals, to the ate fried chicken skins and many out-of-towners. It was drank beet cocktails among a perfect amalgamation of foodie celebrities. There everything the festival has wasn’t a lot of celebrity to offer! spotting and gushing, but Stephanie Burt: The Friinstead, camaraderie and day after-party at Husk. At eating. And drinking. BY ERICA J. MARCUS and STEPHANIE BURT

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wrapped in house-cured Marcus: It’s by no means ham. Paired with a Rieseasy to choose the best food ling from J.J. Plum, it was a I ate over the weekend. Circa great start to the evening. 1886 offered up a delectable The second was the Pickled goat cheese mousse that Shrimp from the Junior wasn’t quite dessert or dinLeague’s kitchen at the ner, but instead deserved a Winemaker + Private Home new course just to describe Tour with a Southern Twist. it. I also fell for the gumbo Although it was not new or from Hank’s. It was slightly innovative, it was outstandspicy, very hearty and full ing, and for those attending of flavors. But my absolute the event, provided a taste favorite food was the proof Lowcountry entertaining sciutto and gruyere wrapped at its best. I had four, which lamb from Charleston I know is a lot for a cocktail Harbor Resort and Marina. bite, but I will refrain from Chef Josh Woodruff created mentioning how many other this little morsel of perfectimes I had to stop myself tion that just made me flip! from snagging another. Burt: Two versions of Best drink shrimp. The first was part of the first course at Lana’s Marcus: This is another Friday night dine around, tough one for me. Winea tasty grilled shrimp wise, I absolutely loved

multimedia Charleston Scene was all over this year’s Wine + Food Festival. See videos, photos and exclusive online stories at www.

2008 Hirsch Vineyards’ “M” Pinot Noir. The story behind it shows how the environment affects a wine. There were several wildfires near the vineyard that year, and as a result the wine smells and tastes strongly of smoke. But it’s so distinctive and pleasing. Interestingly enough, some wine experts loved the “M,” while others panned it. As far as cocktails are concerned, I was easily won over by EG Spirits’ “Spa Treatment,” made with their rosemary and lavender vodka, cucumber, mint and soda water. There may

have been a couple of other things in it, but I’m having a hard time remembering. But that’s the mark of a good drink, isn’t it?! Burt: The Spa Treatment from the Icebox Innovative Beverage Services Booth in the Tasting Tents. You had me at cucumber, but then add lavender and muddled mint? Stop it! This was so refreshing, not cloying and, despite the thoughts of those who skipped it, was not like drinking an herb garden. It was perfect, light and, if I can re-create it, will soon be a regular menu item at Chez Steph.


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RECEIVERFEST: ThursdaySunday. Downtown Charleston. Free. The inaugural ReceiverFest will showcase art by more than 20 artists working in time-based media such as video art, sonic art, kinetic sculpture and contemporary art. Venues will include Redux Contemporary Art Center, C of C’s Communication Museum, the Old City Jail and many others. For more information and a schedule of events, visit


AEROBICS CLASSES: 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sullivan’s Island Elementary School, 1120 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. $50 for six-week sessions. Wando Community Education will offer Quick-Fit aerobics classes led by instructor Vicki Walker. The workout combines weights, kettle bells, stability balls and other equipment. 345-2900 or ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FORUM: 7-8 p.m. third Wednesday of each month. C of C Hollings Science Center, Room 112, 58 Coming St. Free. Network at Mellow Mushroom afterward. ASTRONOMY CLUB: 7-9 p.m. First Thursday of each month. Atlantic Aviation, 6060 Aviation Ave., North Charleston. The Lowcountry Stargazers Astronomy Club meets each month. www. ART DISCOVERY WALKING TOURS: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. $20. 90-minute tour highlights historic sites that


Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will perform at 8 p.m. March 25 at The Music Farm. Tickets are $20. Visit for more information. have inspired artists for centuries. or 729-3420. “ART IN THE EVENING”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Charleston Market. An art show and sale accompanied by live music. 937-0920. BALLROOM DANCE PARTIES: 7:30-8:30 p.m. group dance lessons, 8:30-11 p.m. dance. Fridays and Saturdays. Ballroom Dance Club of Charleston, 1632 Ashley Hall Road. $8. 871-6575 or www. BEGINNER SHAG LESSONS: 6 p.m. Mondays through March 28. Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St., Mount Pleasant. Call 8869920 to register. BRIDGE LESSONS: 3-5 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. Bridge Center, 1740 Ashley River Road. $135 for 11 beginner sessions. 556-4145. BOOK LOVERS GROUP: 7-9 p.m. third Friday of every month. Dreamalot Books, 123-B S. Goose Creek Blvd. Come with a book and a snack. 572-4188. CAMELLIA WALKS: 11 a.m.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through March 31. Regular admission. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. Enjoy the beauty of Middleton Place’s 3,500+ camellias during these guided walks. Reservations required. 556-6020 or www. CANOE AND KAYAK TOURS: 9 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. Francis Beidler Forest, 336 Sanctuary Road, Harleyville. $30 adults, $15 children 6-12. Paddle through virgin swamp while a naturalist points out plants and animals. 462-2150 or www.beidlerforest. com. CAROLINA SHAG WORKSHOPS: Saturdays. Trudy’s School of Dance, 830 Folly Road, James Island. $25 for two-hour lessons. For students at any level. Registration required. 795-8250. CELTIC FIDDLE CLASSES: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Na Fidleiri and the Taylor Music Group will conduct preparatory classes. 819-6961. CHARLESTON CIVIL WAR

ROUND TABLE: 7 p.m. Second Tuesday of each month. Ryan’s restaurant, 829 St. Andrews Blvd. CHARLESTON MUSIC CLUB: Free music programs through May. 795-7842 or CHOPSTICKS: 3-5 p.m. Fridays. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. All ages. Light classical music and favorite children’s songs while kids color with friends. 805-6930. CHORUS REHEARSALS: 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. The Franke Chorus invites men and women to join. 654-5973, 881-1158 or 881-9691. CHRISTOPHER’S READING ROOM: 4-4:30 p.m. Thursdays. John’s Island Library, 3531 Maybank Highway. Grades 6-12. Earn one John’s Island Library dollar for each session. 559-1945. CITY GALLERY YOGA SERIES: 6-7 p.m. Thursdays. City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau

St. $10 per session. Each week, a different instructor will lead a yoga session in a beautiful setting. 958-6484. “THE CIVIL WAR BEGINS”: Through April. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St. Free. The museum will host an exhibit consisting of about two dozen items on Secession and the beginning of the Civil War. 853-4651. CYPRESS SWAMP TOURS: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Middleton Place Outdoor Center, 4300 Ashley River Road. $55-$65. 266-7492 or “DRIFT”: Through April 16. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. David Bowen presents “drift,” a showcase of his kinetic sculptures, part of ReceiverFest. An opening reception will be 6-9 p.m. today. 7220697 or EARLY MORNING BIRD WALKS: 8:30 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Caw Caw Interpretive Center,

5200 Savannah Hwy., Ravenel. $5; Gold Pass members free. Preregistration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. 795-4386 or EAST COOPER COFFEE CLUB: 10 a.m. Fourth Wednesday of each month. Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. Bring a mug and see presentations by different speakers. Refreshments will be provided. 856-2166. FOLLY BEACH BLUEGRASS SOCIETY: Thursdays. The Kitchen, 11 Center St. Bring an instrument and participate in an open jam. 345-1678. FREE SHAG LESSONS: Juniors 6 p.m.; beginners 7 p.m.; advanced 7:30 p.m.; open dance 8-10 p.m. Mondays. Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd. 214-0242. THE GATHERING BOOK GROUP: 7 p.m. Last Thursday of each month. Barnes & Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleasant. 216-9756. GRASSROOTS CALL TO ACTION: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Fort Johnson Cafe and Coffee, 1014 Fort Johnson Road, James Island. 810-0088 or GULLAH HERITAGE DOCUMENTARIES: 2 p.m. Sundays through March 27. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, 1254 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant. Free. The National Park Service will showcase Gullah heritage with documentaries. 881-5516 or GULLAH HERITAGE PROGRAMS: 2 p.m. Saturdays through March 26. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, 1254 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant. Free. Celebrate Gullah heritage each week, when different participants will demonstrate traditional crafts, cooking, drumming, storytelling and more. 881-5516 or www.nps. gov/chpi. “LET’S DISCUSS IT” BOOK GROUP: 10 a.m. Third Friday of each month. Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road. New members welcome.

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host an exhibit by artist Hampton R. Olfus Jr. that examines the African diaspora. 953-7609 or LOWCOUNTRY ERS CLUB: 7-8:30 p.m. second SALSA DANCE LESSONS: 6:45 Thursday of each month. Collins Park Clubhouse, 4115 Fellowship and 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1706 Old Road, North Charleston. LOWCOUNTRY WOODCARV- Towne Road. $10 per class. Beginner and advanced lessons. ERS CLUB: 7-9 p.m. Second 571-2183 or www.arthurmurMonday of each month. man House, 1635 Wallenberg SALSA NIGHT AT SOUTHEND Blvd. The club carves eagle BREWERY: 10 p.m. Thursdays at canes for veterans and particiSouthend Brewery, 161 East Bay pates in other projects. BeginSt. $4 cover. DJ Luigi mixes live. ners welcome. 769-4288. 853-4677. OPEN STUDIO: 10 a.m.-12:30 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE p.m. Last Tuesday of each LESSONS: 7 p.m. Thursdays. Femonth. The Meeting Place, lix C. Davis Community Center, 1077 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. $5. Each class will be 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston. Free. No partner needed. taught by professional artists. 810-7797. 740-5854. SEA TURTLE HOSPITAL PARENT/CHILD BALLROOM TOURS: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. CLASSES: 6:30-7 p.m. ThursMondays, Wednesdays and days. G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant. $30 resi- Fridays-Sundays. S.C. Aquarium, dents, $37 nonresidents. Parents 100 Aquarium Wharf. $8 ages 2-11, $16 adults, $14 ages 62 and youths ages 5-9 will learn and older. Reservations recombasic dance steps. 849-2061 or mended. 577-3474. www.townofmountpleasant. “SECESSIONISTS, SOLDIERS com. “POLARIDAD COMPLEMEN- AND SLAVES”: Through Dec. 31, 2015. Middleton Place, 4300 TARIA”: Through March 28. Ashley River Road. Middleton City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Place and the Edmonston34 Prioleau St. Discover 24 of Alston House will host special Cuba’s up-and-coming young artists during the exhibit, which exhibits in honor of the Civil War was developed by the Centro de sesquicentennial that will follow the lives of the Middleton and Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Alston families and their friends Lam. 958-6484. and slaves. 556-6020 or www. POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30-8 p.m. First and SHAG LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month. Mondays for four weeks. Wando Church of the Holy Cross, 299 High School, 1000 Warrior Way, Seven Farms Drive, Daniel IsMount Pleasant. $40. No partner land. Psychologist Risa Masonrequired. 886-9920. Cohen leads a support group. SIERRA CLUB/ROBERT LUNZ 769-0444. GROUP: 7 p.m. First Thursday of PRESERVATION TECH TOURS: 8:30-10:30 a.m. First Sat- each month. Baruch Auditorium, 284 Calhoun St. www.southurday of each month. Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Road. $20 SQUARE DANCE CLASS: 7:30 members, $25 nonmembers. Tours will showcase the technip.m. Tuesdays. Felix C. Davis cal aspects of the plantation’s Community Center, 4800 Park preservation efforts, design, Circle, North Charleston. 552architecture and more. 769-2638 3630. or SUMMERVILLE 9-12 GROUP: READING LIBERALLY BOOK Every third Thursday of the CLUB: 6 p.m. Third Tuesday of month. Holiday Inn Express, 120 each month. The Mustard Seed, Holiday Drive, Summerville. The 1970 Maybank Hwy., James IsSummerville 9-12 Project holds land. Enjoy political and literary monthly meetings. www.sumdiscussions. antnikko@gmail. com. SUMMERVILLE DORCHES“RHYTHM AND STROKES”: TER MUSEUM: Daily by apThrough March 11. The Avery pointment. The museum offers Research Center for Africantwo guided walking tours American History and Culture, through town. 875-9666 or 125 Bull St. Free. The center will www.summervilledorchester- SUMMERVILLE WRITERS GUILD: 6:30 p.m. Last Monday of each month. Perkins Restaurant, 1700 Old Trolley Road, Summerville. 871-7824. TANGO LESSONS: 7:30-8:30 p.m. beginner class; 8:30-9:30 p.m. practice. Tuesdays, MUSC Wellness Center, 45 Courtenay Drive. Free. 345-4930. WEST ASHLEY DEMOCRATS MEETINGS: 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month. Jewish Community Center, 1645 Wallenberg Blvd. WINE TASTINGS: 6-8 p.m. Fridays. Whole Foods Market, 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Leading up to the 2011 Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Whole Foods will host weekly wine tastings to showcase the festival’s winemakers. 971-7240. ZEN MEDITATION: 7-8 p.m. Mondays. Silent sitting meditation and facilitated discussion. E-mail seaislandcitizen@gmail. com. ZUMBA: 9 a.m. Mondays; 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. Saturdays. Pilates V Studio, 186 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 500-D, Daniel Island. First class free. 881-3233 or


DESIGN WORKSHOP: 6-7 p.m. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. $20-$30. Celebrity designer Terry Haas, of HGTV’s “Designed to Sell,” will host a workshop discussing how to pick the right real estate agent, how to choose a selling price and how to improve a home so it sells. Refreshments and child care will be provided. 853-8962 or www.explorecml. org. PRESERVATION SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m. Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Free. The Preservation Society of Charleston will hold a membership meeting that will include a panel discussion on “Demolition by Neglect: Constructing a Solution.” Refreshments will be provided. 722-4630 or www. ROCK CAMP FUNDRAISER: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Upper Deck Tavern, 353 King St. $5. Support Girls Rock Charleston! and enjoy live music, a photo booth, knuckle tattoos and more.

“SLAVIC SOUL”: 8 p.m. Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. $20-$65. Charleston Symphony Orchestra will perform selections by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. A pre-concert discussion will be at 7 p.m. and feature Dr. William Gudger and special guests. 800-982-2787, 723-7528, or www.


“LET’S DO LUNCH”: Noon. Carolina’s Restaurant, 10 Exchange St. $20. Enjoy a Lowcountry lunch and support the MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund. 800-838-3006 or POETRY SOCIETY MEETING: 7-9 p.m. Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Free. The Poetry Society of South Carolina will hold its March meeting, which will include a reading by Donald Platt.


PALMETTO PUMP AND CLIMBING COMPETITION: 8-9 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. competition. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive. $40 registration, $1 spectators. Climbers of all ages and abilities will compete in the largest outdoor climbing contest in the Southeast. A free cookout will be held for competitors. 762-8089 or GREAT SWAMP SANCTUARY DAY: 9 a.m. Meet at the entrance to De Treville Street at the Live Oak Cemetery in Walterboro. Free. Naturalist Rudy Mancke will lead a walking tour through the Great Swamp Sanctuary. A 2 p.m. at Waterfall Memorial Park on East Washington Street, Mancke will hold a “What is This?” session. For $5, participants may bring up to two items to be identified. At 6 p.m., Mancke will close the day’s programs with “Love of the Lowcountry,” a lecture and reception. Admission is $10, and the event takes place at the S.C. Artisans Center at 318 Wichman Street. 549-7658 or ST. PATRICK’S DAY BLOCK PARTY: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Olde Village of North Charleston on East Montague Avenue near Park Circle. Get a head start on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a parade, live Irish music and dancing, corned beef and cab-

bage, Irish trivia, a mechanical bull, children’s activities, music by Karl Byrne and Super Deluxe and more. Festivities will begin at Madra Rua Pub at 10 a.m. and the parade begins at 12:30 p.m. AUTHOR LECTURE: 3-4 p.m. Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. $5. Paul Shuler, author of “From Rainbow to Gusto: Stealth and the Design of the Lockheed Blackbird,” will discuss his book. 881-5931 or BOOK SIGNING: 3-5 p.m. Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, 340 Concord St. Author Russell Horres will be available to sign copies of his new children’s book, “Jack the Cat that Went to War.” Twenty-one of the original oil paintings used as the book’s illustrations will be on display. 883-3123 or www.nps. ogov/fosu. “PAWS AND CLAWS ON ICE”: 4-5:30 p.m. Carolina Ice Palace, 7665 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston. $10 adults, $5 children over five. Enjoy performances by professional skaters, demonstrations by the Charleston Dog Training Club and ice skating and meet pets from the Frances R. Willis SPCA. 871-3820 or SAFARI CLUB FUNDRAISER: 6 p.m. Charleston Yacht Club, 17 Lockwood Drive. $65 per person, $120 per couple. Safari Club International’s Lowcountry Chapter will hold its annual fundraiser, which will feature live and silent auctions, an open bar and dinner. 889-2227 or


KIDSFAIR: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gailliard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. $1. The Charleston Jewish Community Center and City of Charleston will host the 23rd annual KidsFair, which will feature exhibits, dancing, a climbing wall, a parade, food, health demonstrations and much more, all centered around the event’s theme “Connecting Kids to a Healthy Community.” 571-6565 or 568-4450. “BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES”: 2-5 p.m. Mixson neighborhood on Mixson Avenue in North Charleston. Support local student art during Mixson’s “Battle of the Brushes,” an interactive art show featuring work by col-

lege students. The self-guided tour will lead participants through eight homes in the development. Music and refreshments will be featured, and visitors will vote for their favorite artists. “PUSHING THE ELEPHANT”: 4:30 p.m. Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Free. The society will host a screening of “Pushing the Elephant,” the story of a Congolese woman forced to leave her country in the midst of genocide who now advocates forgiveness and reconciliation. 723-9912 or


EDISTO PRESERVATION SOCIETY: 7 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1589 S.C. Hwy. 174, Edisto Island. Free. The Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society will hold a meeting featuring guest speaker Joseph McGill Jr. who will talk about “Slave Cabins in South Carolina.” 869-1954 or


CREATIVE RETIREMENT LECTURES: 1 and 2:30 p.m. St. Joseph Family Life Center, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. The Center for Creative Retirement presents two lectures. The first will be given by Dr. Cara Delay, a College of Charleston history professor, on “Irish Catholic Mothers, 1850-1950.” The second lecture will be given by Douglas Henderson, director of Charleston County Public Libraries, on “Our County Library of the Future.” 953-5488. SINGLES MIXER: 6-8 p.m. Foster’s Pub, 545 Belle Station Blvd., Mount Pleasant. $10 in advance, $15 at door. Singles in the City Social Network will hold a spring mixer. FREE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5 Clifford St. The Hamilton College Choir will perform religious and secular selections. A reception will follow. 723-2426 or www.


LECTURE AND SIGNING: 5:30 p.m. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. $6 members, $10 nonmembers. Denise Kiernan and Joseph D’Agnese, authors

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cessories and much more from local artisans and dealers. Food and adult beverages will be availof “Signing Their Lives Away,” able for purchase. 577-6969. will sign copies of their book MASTERS OF THE BUILDING and discuss the signers of the ARTS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Declaration of Independence Old Charleston Jail, 21 Magazine and the consequences of their St. Free. The American College of actions. Wine and cheese will the Building Arts will hold a festibe provided. 556-6020 or www. val celebrating master ple. The event will include artisan AWENDAW GREEN BARN JAM: 6-11 p.m. Sewee Outpost demonstrations, live music, food, 4853 U.S. Highway 17, Awendaw. lectures and more. 266-7847 or Free. Music by Adam Coyne Band, TranceFusion, Mingle SPRING FESTIVAL: Noon-4 and Calibrate and Steven Hurst. p.m. Freshfields Village at the Oysters, grilled items and drinks crossroads of Kiawah and Seawill be sold. 452-1642 or www. brook islands. Free. Celebrate the arrival of spring with paddleDAISY’S PLACE FUNDRAISER: board demonstrations, a reptile 6-7:30 p.m. For All The Right show, fishing clinics, kayaking Season, 616-A Long Point Road, tours, children’s activities, a boat Mount Pleasant. $15. Celebrate show, food and drinks, live music St. Patrick’s Day a little early by and more. www.freshfieldsvilenjoying food, green beverages, prizes and more. www.daisysSCHOOL FUNDRAISER: 5:30 p.m. Blackbaud Atrium, 2000 Daniel Island Drive. $30 in advance, $35 at door. St. John CathSUMMERVILLE THIRD olic School will hold its annual THURSDAY: 5-8 p.m. Downtown fundraising event, which will feaSummerville. Enjoy an art walk, ture heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer craft activities, shopping, live and wine, silent and live auctions, music and more. 821-7260 or beach music and more. 744-3901 or GARDEN CLUB MEETING: 6:30 FUNDRAISING CONCERT: p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting. Isle of 7:30 p.m. Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Palms Exchange Club, 201 Palm St. $10. Enjoy a performances by Blvd. The Isle of Palms Garden Lorna Roberts, David Owens, Bob Club will meet and discuss the Tobin and Ted McKee. Refreshpropagation of plants. 886-5601. ments will be available for sale. ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER: Proceeds benefit local inner-city 6:30 p.m. McCrady’s Restaurant, school enrichment programs. 2 Unity Alley. $65, $110 with wine 367-9663 or 224-4472. pairings. Celebrated chef Sean “ARTIST LOCK IN II”: 8-11 Brock will team up with Boston’s p.m. Eye Level Art, 103 Spring St. award-winning chef Tony Maws Free. On March 18, 25 artists will to present a five-course dinner be locked in the gallery for 24 in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. 577hours and required to produce a 0025 or www.mccradysrestauminimum of 10 pieces each. ing the art show, the art will be priced to sell between $10 and $500. 425-3576 or www.eyeleveKATE CLINTON MANCE: 7:30 p.m. American Theatre, 446 King St. $35-$100. COUNTY PARKS CUSTOMER The Alliance For Full Acceptance APPRECIATION DAY: Enjoy all will host a performance by hufree admission and parking at morist Kate Clinton followed by Charleston County parks, as well a discussion of LGBT rights with as free fishing on the Folly Beach Clinton’s partner Urvashi Vaid, a civil and LGBT rights activist. 883- Fishing Pier. 762-8089 or www. 0343 or OYSTER ROAST: 2-5 p.m. Bowens Island Restaurant, 1870 BowLOWCOUNTRY ARTIST ens Island Road. $20 in advance, MARKET: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Music $25 at door. The Lowcountry Farm, 32 Ann St. Free admission. Senior Center will hold an oyster Browse art, jewelry, vintage roast fundraiser that will include clothes, home decor, fashion achotdogs and drinks. A cash bar

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featuring beer and wine will also be available. Live music will be provided by Travis Allison. 7629555. SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT: 2 p.m. Taco Boy Downtown, 217 Huger St. $12 entry fee. Surcee Press, a new local publishing company, will host a Scrabble tournament that will feature 64 competitors who will vie to win a cash prize. Proceeds from the event will benefit several area nonprofit groups.


“A LIE OF THE MIND”: 7:30 p.m. through Saturday. South of Broadway Theatre Company, 1080 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. $10-$15. Theatre/ Verv presents Sam Shepard’s dark drama about a family dealing with the consequences of spousal abuse. 822-6897 or “FARRAGUT NORTH”: 8 p.m. through Saturday and March 1819 and 25-26; 3 p.m. Sunday and March 20. $20-$27. The Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman BLvd., Mount Pleasant. This political drama by Beau Willimon tells the story of a young press secretary’s disillusionment during a presidential campaign. 856-1579 or “OUT OF STERNO”: 8 p.m. through Saturday. The Charleston Acting Studio and Theatre, 915-E Folly Road, James Island. $10-$17. Midtown/Sheri Grace Productions present Deborah Zoe Laufer’s comedy, “Out of Sterno,” the story of a woman who finally leaves her apartment after seven years and discovers her independence. 557-1163 or “HELIUM”: 7:30 p.m. FridaySaturday and March 16-19; 3 p.m. Sunday and March 20. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. $22-$48. Presented by Charleston Stage, Julian Wiles’ dramedy explores an elderly woman’s dementia and the way her family handles her “flights of fancy.” A Pay-What-You-Will performance will be offered March 16. 5777183 or www.charlestonstage. com. “SUPERIOR DONUTS”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and March 17-19; 2 p.m. Sunday. Pure Theatre, 334-I East Bay St. $15-$30. Sharon Graci will direct Tracy Letts’ “Superior Donuts,” a comedy-drama about the owner of a

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FRANKE AT SEASIDE CHORUS: 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Rosenberg Hall at Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. Those interested in joining the choir should call 654-5973, 881-9691 or 881-1158.


ARTISTS NEEDED: The Cultural Arts Alliance of Greater Summerville is looking for artists to submit paintings for its first Town Hall Art Show. 871-0297. CITY OF CHARLESTON GREENHOUSE: Volunteers are needed to help produce the

spring flower crop. 958-6434. ITNCHARLESTONTRIDENT: Volunteer drivers are needed to provide elderly and visually impaired people rides. Call 2252715 or visit SOUTHERNCARE HOSPICE: Volunteers are needed. Call Carolyn at 569-0870. TRANSITIONS HOSPICE CARE: Volunteers are needed to provide companionship, grief support, light housekeeping, meal preparations, errands or office tasks. Call Sharon at 2707747. TRICOUNTY FAMILY MINISTRIES: The organization is in need of experienced cooks and men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. 747-1788 or

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Both the defenders and declarers at the Dyspeptics Club are constantly under the scrutiny of their colleagues. The kibitzers tend to believe that it is better to comment and misanalyze than stay silent and be thought a fool. On today’s deal the kibitzer commented afterwards that a good opportunity had gone begging. Was he right — and if so, what was the chance? Against three no-trump West led his fourth-highest heart to East’s ace. South followed low, put in the heart 10 on the second round, and West took his queen and cleared the suit. South won in hand, crossed to the club king totakethediamondfinesse,then took his extra chance of finding the spade queen doubleton to create an entry to dummy. When that didn’t work, declarer’soneremainingchancewasto drop the diamond king. No luck — and declarer finished up with just seven tricks. Let’s replay the deal on the lead of the heart six. When East follows with the ace, the rule of 11 showsSouththatWesthasallthe top hearts. Whether hearts are 4-3 or 5-2, declarer cannot win more than one heart trick. But that is not the full story. To create an extra entry to dummy, declarerdropshisheartkingundertheace!NowSouthcanreach the North hand one more time by making best use of dummy’s heart jack to repeat the diamond finesse and bring home his game.

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DOONESBURY By Garry Trudeau

B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart

SALLY FORTH By Francesco Marciuliano & Craig Macintosh

PEANUTS By Charles Schulz

JUMP START By Robb Armstrong

BLONDIE By Dean Young

DUSTIN By Steve Kelley & Jeff Parker

CURTIS By Ray Billingsley




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DENNIS THE MENACE By Hank Ketcham THE LOCKHORNS By Bunny Hoest & John Reiner

MARMADUKE By Brad & Paul Anderson

BIZARRO By Dan Piraro

Yesterday’s Solution

ZIGGY By Tom Wilson


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NON SEQUITUR By Wiley Miller

BEETLE BAILEY By Mort, Greg & Brian Walker


JUDGE PARKER By Woody Wilson & Mike Manley


ROSE IS ROSE By Pat Brady & Don Wimmer

MARY WORTH By Joe Giella & Karen Moy


HI AND LOIS By Brian & Greg Walker & Chris Browne

LUANN By Greg Evans

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THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker

BABY BLUES By Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

DILBERT By Scott Adams

ANDY CAPP By Reg Smythe

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne GET FUZZY By Darby Conley

ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman


TODAY’S HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may feel like pushing and shoving in order to get your way but it won’t help. Do something special for someone you love. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you let your heart rule your head, you are likely to lose emotionally and financially or with regard to your status and reputation. GEMINI (May 21June 20): Back away from anyone trying to get something from you. Do not lend, borrow or donate. Update your image. CANCER (June 21July 22): You’ve got more control than you realize. Voice your opinions and plans and you will get the go-ahead from people you need in your corner.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It’s OK to brag a little but be prepared to do the legwork. You will disappoint someone you are trying to impress, making it difficult to redeem your position.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21): You’ll be torn between two options. The past will haunt you if you don’t reconnect with the interests and people you miss. Follow your heart.

VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22): Spend more time on the interests you enjoy. Turn what you know and do best into a moneymaking endeavor.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): Put more time and effort into your home and family. You may be tricked by someone’s sentimentality.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23OCT. 22): Take a break. Enjoy the company of friends or get involved in a creative hobby that inspires you. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): Don’t fold under pressure. Make decisions that will suit you best and, if that means personal or professional changes, you should forge ahead.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): Do something that makes you happy without being too extravagant, like having dinner with a friend or getting in touch with someone you miss. PISCES (FEB. 19MARCH 20): Mix the old with the new and you will come up with something that works for you in the present. Let everyone know your plan.

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Secret recipe draws responses

Springing forward



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Spring has come to the Lowcountry and not a moment too soon. Winter this year just felt way too long. So enjoy the longer days, the warmer temperatures and all the blooming things happening around (unless you have allergies, in which case you probably aren’t such a fan of Spring). Longtime trivia champ Eric Pastorelli is taking on grandmother Maureen Smith.


QUESTIONS 1. What famous American first came up with the idea of daylight saving? 2. What does “equinox” mean? 3. What vegetable is considered the harbinger of spring? 4. In what state would you find Hot Springs National Park? 5. Name the classical composer who wrote “Appalachian Spring.” 6. What musical includes the song “Younger Than Springtime?” 7. What poet asked, “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” 8. What classic children’s novel begins with the following sentence: “The Mole had been working hard all morning, spring cleaning his home.” 9. What do you call someone who is no longer young? 10. Name the Italian artist who painted “Primavera,” also known as “Allegory of Spring.”


1. Benjamin Franklin. 2. Equal something. 3. Cauliflower. That’s a wild guess, obviously. 4. Arkansas. 5. Gershwin. 6. “Oklahoma.” 7. Longfellow. 8. “Winnie the Pooh.” 9. Then you’re not a spring chicken? 10. I’m drawing a blank. Leonardo da Vinci.

CONCLUSION It’s the end of an era here at Head2Head trivia. In recent memory, only three people’s winning streak could be measured not just in weeks but months: Kevin Trevino, Dylan Hales and, most recently, Eric Pastorelli. Their mastery over random trivia is truly astonishing. But there’s a new Head2Head trivia champ, and her name is Maureen.

DEAR ABBY not think she was selfish. When I am no longer able to bake them, I will pass the recipe on to a relative to continue the tradition. — BETH IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR ABBY: Because the relative had shared the recipe with “Craving’s” sisterin-law, technically it was no longer a secret. If it was to be kept a secret, then shouldn’t the relative have told no one? I feel the in-law is free to share the secret with a clear conscience. — FOODIE IN TENNESSEE Write

MAUREEN’S ANSWERS 1. That seems like something Benjamin Franklin could’ve come up with. 2. Equal time? 3. I think it must be asparagus. 4. Hot Springs is in Arkansas. 5. Aaron Copland. 6. “South Pacific.” 7. Oh gosh. This is a hard one. It sounds like it could be William Wordsworth. 8. “Wind in the Willows.” 9. And it has to do with Spring? So probably saying you’re no spring chicken. 10. I’ll say Titian, but I’m sure that’s wrong.

CORRECT ANSWERS 1. Benjamin Franklin. 2. Equal nights. 3. Asparagus. 4. Arkansas. 5. Aaron Copland.

EAR ABBY: I’m responding to the letter from “Craving the Cakes in Florida,” complaining that her sisterin-law wouldn’t reveal the secret ingredient in a late relative’s pancake recipe. As a cook who has many of my own kitchen secrets, I’d be upset if one of my family members were to reveal them to anyone I didn’t authorize. Believe it or not, recipes are intellectual property. — STAYING MUM IN CHARLESTON, S.C. DEAR STAYING MUM: Many readers agreed with you about the importance of keeping a promise. Read on: DEAR ABBY: I obtained a recipe upon the death of an aunt who wouldn’t share it until she passed away. I did

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