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Fifth Annual Festival of Wreaths is tonight For five years, The Shops at Charleston Place have partnered with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) during the holiday season to raise money for MUSC Children’s Hospital. A favorite among local holiday party-goers, the Fifth Annual Festival of Wreaths will again feature savory hors d’oeuvres, bubbly champagne and festive live music, while attendees mingle with friends and peruse holiday designer wreaths available for auction. The Festival of Wreaths will be held at the Palmetto Café from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door. Complimentary parking will be available to event. Charleston Place is at 205 Meeting St. Call 937-9142.




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Righchus’ new CD, Elise Testone does James Brown, Ben Bridwell with Birdsmell and Friends, Justin Townes Earle, Run Dan Run

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Editor: Marcus Amaker, mamaker@ Writers: Duffy Lewis, Geraldine Clay, Stephanie Burt, Caitlin Patton, Amanda Harris, Chris Dodson, Denise K. James, Devin Grant, Elizabeth Bowers, Jack Hunter, Jack McCray, Jamie Resch, Jason Layne, Karen Briggs, Katrina Robinson, Kevin Young, Matthew Godbey, Matthew Weyers, Olivia Pool, Paul Pavlich, Angel Powell, Rebekah Bradford, Bill Thompson, Vikki Matsis, Deidre Schipani, Daniel Brock Photographers: Norma Farrell, Priscilla Thomas, Amelia Phillips, Jason Layne, Reese Moore. Calendar, Night Life listings: Paige Hinson. Sales: Ruthann Kelly

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Graze, Chew on This, Dog & Duck, Brannon Florie

LIME dinner, Shopping With Friends

New “Narnia” and a review of “‘The Warrior’s Way”

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With horoscopes and a crossword puzzle.

7 Gibbes Street South of Broad Downtown Charleston Marketed by Betty Poore, EPRO

ON THE COVER: Nancy Abercrombie, of Mount Pleasant, dances in the adult hip-hop class, PeaceLoveHipHop, at the Daniel Island School Gym on Daniel Island. Photo by: Amelia Phillips Hale of Dreamland Images.

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Shopping Local Part 3:

Stop by Marion’s in the French Quarter for the Jingle Mingle for an evening of food, drinks and entertainment at 5:30 p.m. at 159 East Bay St. Bakeries from all over Charleston will enter their best culinary treats in a contest. Tickets are $30.

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Help support Leslie after they were robbed on tour at the Benefit for Leslie with the Holy City Heartbreakers. Enjoy the music of Tom Petty at 9 p.m. at the Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd. $10 tickets are donations that go directly to the band fund.


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esidents of North Charleston, Goose Creek and Summerville have lots of local shopping choices, and I found several during my trip. Downtown Summerville is a gold mine of fun and interesting shops, and there are a couple in North Charleston as well as Goose Creek. The employees at these stores are amazingly friendly; they helped me find everything I needed and then some.


A peek inside Aura Lees, 140 C West Richardson Ave., Summerville. The store sells handbags, jewelry and other accessories. Call 871-6744.

usual clothing and gifts. You’ll find everything from cold weather boots to compact disks in this store, so Clothing, accessories definitely be prepared to Danielle’s Closet: Danitackle your list. 5128 Rivers elle’s Closet is a newer conAvenue, 747-9625. signment shop in SummerAura Lee’s Accessories: ville, and the prices are just right. Owner Linda Galloway For the stylish ladies, visit has been in business for two Aura Lee’s in Summerville. Her chic boutique is the months, and is looking to place to find one-of-a-kind expand her selection soon. Stop in and peruse the racks. handbags, jewelry and other She even has a few things for accessories. Owner Aura Lee knows plenty about her men. 208 North Cedar St., products, and can help you Summerville, 330-2420. select the perfect gem. 140 C Exchange Factor: The West Richardson Ave., SumExchange Factor on Meetmerville, 871-6744. ing Street in downtown Charleston is popular, so visit the North Charleston Books, arts version for even more unDreamalot Books: When

I walked into Dreamalot Books of Goose Creek, I realized they were just wrapping up a book signing for that afternoon. Owner Cherry Collins is really involved in the community, and even puts out a newsletter for her readers and a writing blog for guests to her website ( Visit them for all types of used books. They’ve even got poetry. 123 B South Goose Creek Blvd., 572-4188.

Home, gifts

Chucktown Chicks: Chucktown Chicks is the place to go if you need to get something personalized.

They specialize in monogramming, engraving and custom gifts. You can also find lots of fun ideas for the smaller gifts on your lists, such as cocktail napkins, cozies, and more. 121 South Main St., Summerville, 2618000. The Tea Farm Cottage: It would honestly take all day to look at everything in this awesome gift emporium. Owner Lyn Lee-Beam has gathered some of the area’s best artisans and placed their works in a cozy old house. You’ll find everything here, from handmade Christmas ornaments to paintings and other wares. 808 Cedar St., Summerville, 323-1825.

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The Mount Pleasant Holiday Market and Craft Show will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wild Wing Cafe, 644 Coleman Blvd. The festival is a combination of locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, hot food, homemade preserves, hand-crafted gifts and original art by locally recognized potters, painters and photographers. There will be live entertainment, activities for children and a visit from Santa Claus!


Eye Level Art’s Holy City Artist and Fleas will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 103 Spring St. Local vendors will sell handmade art and crafts. Food will be provided with purchase from the Black Bean Company. Admission

is free. The event also will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.


Sushi 101 will be held 6:308:30 p.m. at Savory Sushi, 1956 Maybank Highway. Learn lesson guides and recipes while enjoying two glasses of wine or two domestic beers and an edamame appetizer. Each person will roll two classic sushi rolls with one-on-one guidance and will be able to bring home their own Savory Sushi chopsticks.


Enjoy the Charleston Virtuosi at 12 p.m. at St. Luke’s Chapel, 184 Ashley Ave. The string quartet will perform as part of the St. Luke’s Recital Series, and admission is free.


Eighteen wines, all of which have received a 90-plus wine score, will be featured in a tasting 5:30-7:30 p.m. at High Cotton, 199 East Bay St. The wines are paired with hors d’oeuvres created by the chefs at High Cotton. The event costs $25, and reservations are required.


Southern Culture on the Skids with Mad Tea Party will play at the Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. Southern Culture on the Skids returns in support of the new album, “The Kudzu Ranch.” Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.


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King Street Shop Walk Last week, a friend and I were sitting at the Recovery Room and were talking about important social issues. One of the main topics was the Dougie. I might be losing street cred here, but ... what exactly is Dougie? And why hasn’t anyone taught it to me yet? It’s a little known fact that I can dance my butt off. I do fierce renditions of the “grocery store shopper” and the “lawn mower.” I’ve also been known to break out the “humpty dance” and that indescribably awesome M.C. Hammer dance from time to time. (What can I say, I keep it old school.) So, uh ... can someone fill me in on the Dougie? I invite you to come into the newsroom and show me. Thanks.


Pat Conroy at Blue Bicycle Books 1-4 P.M. SATURDAY // 420 KING ST. Blue Bicycle Books welcomes Pat Conroy. He’ll sign copies of his new memoir, “My Reading Life,” as well as hardbacks of his previous works. Admission to the signing is free with the purchase of a Conroy book from Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King Street. Line numbers will be distributed beginning at 10 a.m. Friday. This is the closest signing to Conroy’s home near Beaufort and the last stop on the tour before Christmas. Customers can call 722-2666 or preorder online at


5-8 P.M. FRIDAY // KING STREET Mackenzie Image Consulting will host its second annual King Street Shop Walk. More than 35 King Street retailers and independent designers have teamed up to offer attendees a night of festivities, live entertainment and discounts. Purchase of a King Street Shop Walk passport gives attendees VIP treatment while they enjoy drinks and appetizers and desserts throughout the stores. Passport holders can seek out a “heat-up” station that offers hand warmers, a gourmet hot chocolate bar, complimentary hair styling and make-up makeovers, eye treatments and gifts with purchase. The Charleston Place Hotel, title sponsor of the Shop Walk, is hosting the official after-party where attendees will turn in door prize tickets for a chance to win dozens of prizes. Registration and passport pick-up begins at 5 p.m. at the Charleston Place Hotel. Reserve passports online at www.kingstreetshopwalk. com for $15 or $20 at the door. Ticket proceeds benefit the Center for Women.

Chile earthquake relief fundraiser 7-9 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY // 77 WENTWORTH STREET On Feb. 27, an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck Chile, the third largest in recorded history. Photos and other art for silent auction will be available for bidding Friday and Saturday with auction conclusion at 9 p.m. Saturday evening at Yo Burrito, 77 Wentworth St. Proceeds go to school construction in Bajo Cerro Verde and Dichato, areas that suffered severe damage. DJ’s a-Veliger, DJ Doughboy, DJM, and M.O. Theory will be playing throughout the evening.


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Voice of her beautiful country


ne hundred and fifty years ago Friday, South Carolina passed a law calling for a secession convention to be held Dec. 17, 1860. The Palmetto State’s James H. Hammond and James Chestnut Jr. resigned their seats in the United States Senate. A succession of other events, including six other states leaving the Union by Feb. 1, led to Confederate troops firing on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor on April 12, 1861, igniting, literally, the Civil War. Near at hand these days are a number of plans around the country to mark the sesquicentennial of that conflagration. It tore the country apart and set the tone after its conclusion in April 1865 for working out the grand political experiment, the one that began on July 4, 1776, that we’re still trying to figure out. As a program producer and a native of Charleston, I’ve been thinking about a project I could mount to acknowledge that Constitutional crisis, one of the most important, if not the most important, events in our country’s history. I’ve been mulling it for some time now but haven’t come up with much except for some vague sketches of ideas around the music of that time vis a vis today’s music. Then on Thursday, I had an epiphany. The light bulb came on. I was reflecting on having

completed a difficult project, feeling very satisfied and gratified. I had finished the liner notes for vocalist Rene Marie’s new record, “Voice of My Beautiful Country.” It’s one of the most interesting CD’s I’ve ever heard and I was pleased with my work on it, especially since the record company drastically moved up the deadline for my work from two weeks out back to Thursday. Over the last five or six years, I’ve become friends with Marie. I’ve written about her, including the liner notes for her last album, “Experiment in Truth.” That disc, like this upcoming one, was recorded here in Charleston, the former at the College of Charleston and the later at Charleston Sound studios. Both were mixed at

leaving intact their original character. It’s gorgeous stuff. Given her skills and her geographic origins, she is eminently qualified to undertake such a project. She was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley, Warrenton and Roanoke, Va. Her bandmates are also Southern. Pianist Kevin Bales is from Atlanta, bassist Rodney Jordan from Nashville and percussionist Quentin Baxter from Charleston, just across the harbor from Fort Sumter where the Civil War started. With this record, the South has risen again. That’s what my eyes were opened to Thursday. At the same time, I’m wondering how I’m going to mark the Civil War with an event of some sort. I’m working on a project that has done just that, unintentionally, but very effectively. NED RADINSKY/ROCKYMOUNTAINJAZZ.COM Hello. I finally saw the forest and the trees. Rene Marie has made her last The content of the record is two records in Charleston. pure Americana. The form is jazz, America’s greatest cultural contribution to the world. Quentin Baxter’s West AshLike me, she was born It’s also a marvel of Ameriley studio. and raised in the part of the can ingenuity. Take it from me, Marie’s country, the antagonist in The centerpiece of the totally American. And she the Civil War, that gained loves her country dearly. obscenely vast wealth on the record is a long-form work That really has been backs of the free labor of our she wrote. It comprises “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” brought home to her, she ancestors. “America the Beautiful,” “My says, since her touring has Having turned 55 last Country, ’Tis of Thee” and taken her around the world, month, she’s been rebuked exposing her to Old World and she’s been scorned. Time “The Star-Spangled Banner.” She extracted words from cultures and the way of life and time again. the titles to come up with one in other parts of the New But jazz angel that she is, World. she soars above the lowlights for her magnum opus. Marie and her band performed it She’s smart, sensitive and of life by the way she lives to great acclaim at the 2009 soulful, so she learns from and sings. Spoleto Festival USA. her myriad experiences, of “Voice of My Beautiful She told me at that time, which there have been a vaCountry” is evidence of that, riety. expressed with an eloquence “ ‘Voice of My Beautiful Country’ is the name of a She grew up in the segrethat elevates the spirit. suite I composed shortly gated South so she knows True to her musical roots, after an interview in Rusthe slings and arrows and she has taken patriotic antrials and tribulations of thems, pop songs, traditional sia several years ago durthe American experience, melodies and folk tunes and ing which the interviewer asked me a question about in general, and the Africanre-imagined them as jazz American experience, in songs. She turns them inside being American. Out of the interviewer’s pointed quesparticular. out and upside down while

tions came a strong need to understand and express how I feel about having grown up in this country as an American woman whose ancestors were slaves.” She went on, “My arrangement of these songs is a straight-up reflection of specific aspects of American music — jazz, gospel and blues — that still retains the same patriotic lyrics that I learned as a child in my segregated hometown of Warrenton, Va., 40 miles from our nation’s capital. I composed the music for these songs over a period of four to five years. “… The result has become a musical pastiche of rhythms, colloquial expressions, dialects and topics, which more accurately reflect the America I grew up in and live in now, the America with which I more honestly identify, that more accurately reflects the people I know, the America I love.” The CD is due to drop March 8 on the Motema label. That’s 150 years and four days after Abraham Lincoln said of the North and the South in his inaugural address: “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” He was right. Marie is one of those angels. Jack McCray, author of “Charleston Jazz,” can be reached at jackjmccray@aol. com.

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Singer Katy Perry performs during the Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles on Nov. 30.

Grammy nods curious, at best eral awards each. Mars and B.o.B.’s voices were all over the radio this summer. I didn’t realize who they were until they started receiving recognition with talk of possible Grammy nominations. The two collaborated on “Nothing on You.” B.o.B., with Paramore’s Album of the Year, and wish Hayley Williams, is responsible for “Airplanes.” Also, the band had gotten a little “Just the Way You Are” and more attention. the hook from “Billionaire” As I wrote a few weeks ago, Eminem has sealed his both belong to Mars. But then you check out musical comeback with this some of the other nominees. year’s “Recovery” album. Justin Bieber for Best New Grammy-wise, Eminem Artist? Katy Perry for Alraked in the most nominabum of the Year? The cast of tions of any artist. “Recovery” and Eminem’s appear- “Glee” for Best Pop Perforance on “Airplanes, Part II” mance? Maybe it’s just me, but I alcombined for 10 nominaways viewed those performtions. ers as just guilty pleasures And many other welland not Grammy-worthy. respected, or at least wellknown, artists received their Meanwhile, other popular artists were left in the due. cold. I was a bit bummed to Producer and now singer see Erykah Badu’s album Bruno Mars, rapper B.o.B. and two “Ladys” (Lady Gaga “New Amerykah Part 2” get snubbed. and Lady Antebellum) all Rihanna surprisingly are in the running for sev-

didn’t get too much Grammy love. While she was featured in Eminem’s ridiculously catchy “Love the Way you Lie,” which was nominated for several awards, her song “Only Girl” only got one nomination. Rapper Rick Ross’s popular album, “Teflon Don,” also didn’t get any nominations, but in interviews, Ross apparently said he’s OK with it. And, country-pop crossover darling Taylor Swift didn’t get any nominations for her latest album, “Speak Now.” One of the more interesting categories seem to be Best New Artist, with Bieber, rapper Drake, indie rock band Florence & the Machine, folk band Mumford & Sons and jazz singer Esperanza Spalding. Spalding is the artist with whom I’m the least familiar, but after checking out a few YouTube clips, wow. The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will air at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 on CBS (WCSC).




he 2011 Grammy nominations came out last week. While ordinarily the announcement of what music has been picked as the year’s most noteworthy would be exciting, after reading through the nominations, all I could think was “really?” Perhaps it’s just me, but whenever I think of the Grammys, I always assume award winners will largely be those who produced the most interesting music for the year. This year’s nominees, however, seem so varied. Musicians such as Arcade Fire and Sade are mixed in with Katy Perry and Justin Bieber. Certainly some of the artists honored with a nod are deserving. For example, the first time I heard Arcade Fire’s latest album “The Suburbs,” I was in love and an instant convert to the Canadian band’s music. I was super stoked to see the group nominated for a few awards last week, including

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Trunk show, Park Circle tour highlight latest arts events Guild hosts Park Circle tour

Go forth and buy awesome art.

5-8 p.m. today at the Martin Visit the guild’s Facebook page at Gallery, 18 Broad St. northcharlestonartistguild Nicholas Lane Bounce up to North or contact them at ncaguild@ Redux opens curtains Twice a year, Redux’s artCharleston 2-6 p.m. Saturday This event is free moves downtown ists open the curtains to the for the Park Circle Studio and and open to the public. public. Audella Studios, home of House Tour from the North Come invade their private Add Libb Designs Handbags Eight by Eight Charleston Artists Guild. creative space of studio artists and Rua Framing, is hosting The tour will feature origi- painting show 1-6 p.m. Saturday. a Holiday Trunk Show Sale nal art for sale from guild Eight artists with Martin The 6,000-square-foot and cocktail hour in honor members. The public is ecember and holiday of Currie Boyd of Nicholas Gallery will focus on the space is equipped with 15 invited to meet artists, tour madness has ofnumber eight for the month artist studios, print shop and Lane Handcrafted Jewelry. studios and visit homes and ficially arrived. It’s darkroom. Boyd began her artistic businesses featuring their art. of December. PROVIDED BY CURRIE BOYD time to start shopping (feel “We have provided each of “Each artist at Redux concareer as a wedding cake deThis self-paced art excurLooking for a great gift free to send any chocolates the artists in the gallery with centrates on developing a signer where she met many sion begins at the new “urmy way!), and I’d really like eight canvases, all exactly personal artistic vision,” says women who were looking for for a woman in your life? banist community” of MixVisit Audella Studios, 47 to remind everyone of the alike, each measuring 8 by 8 executive director Karen Ann just that perfect pair of earson (corner of Mixson and importance of supporting inches in dimension,”says Kit Myers. rings, bracelet or necklace to A Spring St., today to see Durant avenues), continues our local artists this season. Coleman, gallery director. “Redux’s exhibition prowear with both casual outfits the jewelry of Currie Boyd. through several home stuBuying a hand-made gift Works by artists Kathleen gram and events program and evening wear. Inspired, dios in the Park Circle area is a win-win for everyone handbags as well. This is a Billis, Gilles Charest, Bill makes for a resourceful locashe created some beautiful and ends in the Olde North involved. The artist gets Crosby, Joan Dumouchel, tion that has a supportive atpieces and the rest is history, great chance to get someCharleston Village along money, the recipient will thing for the special women East Montague. Simon Kenevan, Leo E. Osmosphere where studio rentor, actually, the rest is an receive something that is in your life. borne, Wanda Steppe and ers are constantly exposed to amazing future! Cars or bikes are recomone of a kind, and buyers are The event will take place guest artist Karin Olah will visiting artists, artist lectures Add Libb Designs will be mended for traveling from helping the local economy by having a huge sale of their 5-8 p.m. today at 47 A Spring one location to another and be on display. and, most importantly, the keeping it local! There will be a reception ideas of their neighbors.” fall inventory of handcrafted St. parking is free.


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Kiawah Marathon gets greener Jim will be in the gallery to sign & dedicate his work Friday & Saturday from 10AM to 4PM.



The 33rd Kiawah Island Marathon, which includes a half-marathon, will draw about 4,000 participants Saturday. Organizers are in the third year of trying to make the event more eco-friendly. butterfly garden to honor the winners; switching to 100 percent organic cotton shirts; having a post-race banquet from locally grown and produced food (within 100 miles of Kiawah); and continuing its recycling and composting initiatives. Staffers also reached out on a social level, asking runners to donate coffee for the troops serving overseas.

Helping Rural Mission

The organizers are continuing and adding to green efforts this year, but also are reaching out to help Rural Mission, a Johns Islandbased nonprofit that builds and repairs homes of underprivileged and elderly residents of the Charleston area’s Sea Islands. Marathon and half-marathon participants are urged to help by purchasing a gift card from a nearby Lowe’s, Home Depot, True Value or Ace Hardware, or donating new or used hand tools, safety equipment or building supplies to the race packet pick-up Friday, before the races Saturday or by the island’s Nature Center this weekend. Co-race Director Liz King also underscored that those who want to bring used running shoes should only bring those that are too worn to be

re-used. Those shoes will be shipped to Nike’s Re-Use a Shoe program, which grinds down old athletic shoes into a rubber material used to make new sport surfaces such as tracks and basketball courts. King urges people to donate unwanted but wearable running shoes to Goodwill or similar nonprofits.

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Bridge Run greening

While registration for Kiawah has been closed for months, those who run the 34th annual Cooper River Bridge Run and Walk on April 2, 2011, can expect to hear plenty about its new efforts to make it greener, largely by introducing “The Racelet.” It is a bracelet with a USB port on it that will contain the Bridge Run magazine and sponsor coupons. Because that represents about 45,000 magazines and packets of paper, that one initiative will be like saving a small mountain of paper. Also, the Bridge Run is partnering with “PickupPal,” an eco-rideshare program that helps connect people who want to carpool on race morning. It’s a start.

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aturday’s 33rd annual Kiawah Island Marathon marks the third year that organizers have made a concerted effort to “green” the event, an endeavor that more races across the United States, including next year’s Cooper River Bridge Run, are starting to do. For too long, road races have been surprisingly polluting events. Foot races generate a great deal of trash, including the on-course cups for water and electrolyte drinks and the plastic bags filled with paper fliers. Then there’s the obligatory race T-shirt, often made from conventionally grown cotton, which requires lots of pesticides, or petroleumbased synthetics. I could go on. Kiawah Island was developed and is managed with the environment as a priority. So it should come as no surprise that in 2008, the island’s recreation department took its first steps to make the island marathon, which includes a half-marathon, more ecologically sensitive. Paper registration was eliminated. Staffers and volunteers took leftover food to Crisis Ministries, collected leftover scraps for compost, recycled paper and cardboard and collected nearly 1,500 pairs of used running shoes to be reused or recycled. Last year, they got more bold and ambitious by switching from metal medals to ones made out of recycled glass; eliminating wooden plaques for age group awards, instead using the money saved to create a

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Try not to be greedy when making your Christmas list


gether a great Christmas list. The most important thing to remember is you can’t be greedy. Not everything on your list should be big-ticket items. You don’t want someone looking at that list and becoming discouraged too quickly or laughing uncontrollably. Plus, if you limit yourself to one really expensive item, it tends to stand out more. So, this Christmas, for example, I’m asking for an original vintage travel poster from the Julia Santen Gallery on King Street. And because it’s pretty pricey, the rest of the items on my list will be a little easier on the pocket book. Which is why I’m also asking for a vintage fur vest from Etsy, some petite corduroy jeans from J. Crew, crown molding shelves from Pottery Barn, a nice desktop globe and a cashmere throw.


In putting together your Christmas list, it’s also important to include items for every budget. That’s why I always add little things like Hesperides soap from Fresh at Stella Nova, Votivo scented candles, padded hangers that I always seem to need and, this year, old vinyl recordings. And it never hurts to add some gift card suggestions for your favorite stores. That way you virtually guarantee a perfect present. A word of caution. Be prepared for people to stray off the list, which can have mixed results. It can lead to disastrous gifts such as the ones mentioned above, but it also can mean a thoughtful, original gift that you’ll cherish forever. Of course, as everyone knows, it’s the thought that counts. But a gift receipt is never a bad thing.



is just my personality. I love making lists, and I tend to obsess over details, but it’s also a defense mechanism against the Ghost of Christmas Past when I’ve received some really bad gifts. Case in point. The operalength cashmere gloves I received when I off-handedly mentioned one year I’d like hen it comes to com- some black gloves for Christpiling the perfect mas. Or the blood-red leather Christmas list, I’ve attache case I got in my 20s become something of an exthat might have been a hint pert over the years. to get a “real job” since I was My annual list is super deworking full time at a booktailed with descriptions, exact store. color (don’t just say blue when Oh, and we can’t forget the the website refers to the item rechargeable batteries I reas “periwinkle”) and size, loca- ceived one year. Although, to tions of where to find the item, be fair, that person has since even the product number if it’s elevated his gift-giving game in a catalog. I leave nothing to by giving me in recent years chance. a Breville blender and a very Part of this obsessive orgagenerous gift card to J. Crew. nization of my Christmas list There is an art to putting to-

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release. Special to The Post and Courier There is a noticeable dissension in the band’s songs. Like a car swerving Ben Bridwell with between lanes, RDR’s music Birdsmell and Friends is a scary ride that teeters between discord and symBand of Horses frontman phonic but always rich in Ben Bridwell will perform a intelligent creativity. special benefit show Friday In the risky spirit of Broat the Pour House, 1977 ken Social Scene or Bright Maybank Hwy. Eyes, RDR takes indie/ Bridwell and other memgrunge pop to a surprisingly bers of Band of Horses will hypnotic height. be performing Band of Run Dan Run will appear Horses songs as well as oth- Friday at the Tin Roof, 1117 er originals under the name Magnolia Road, with the Birdsmell and Friends. folk-pop duo Birdlips. The band will be donating The show starts at 10 p.m. all of the performance’s pro- Visit ceeds to the family of their westashleytinroof or call friend, Andy Kotowicz, who 571-0775 for more informawas killed in a car accident tion. while driving daughter Steel Petals Anna home from daycare There is a darkness, a on Oct. 21 in Seattle. certain swampy sinfulness Kotowicz is survived by even, to the blues-based his wife and daughter. Fellow Sub-Pop recording rock of local quartet Steel Petals. artist Holopaw will open The band draws on influthe show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are ences including Southern rock, gospel and acid blues, available online at www. creating a sultry and or at the door. Visit www.charlestonpour- ful collage of rich, regionally defining genres that, for more infornot surprisingly, mix well mation. together. In only its second year, Run Dan Run Steel Petals has gained a Run Dan Run began as local following through more of an experimental hobby for the then-20-year- what has mostly been wordof-mouth about the band’s old Dan McCurry in 2006 lively and technically prerather than a legitimate cise performances. band on the verge of inA skill that earned the die/rock success. But after band first place in the Trifriends and multi-instrumentalists Nick Jenkins and dent United Way Battle Ash Hopkins heard McCur- of the Bands at the Music Farm last year. ry’s ideas, the trio decided The band released its deto record an EP and start but full-length album in booking regional shows. April and is back on the live By 2008, Run Dan Run music circuit once again had finished its debut live album and had begun mak- performing three shows this ing a name for itself around month in Charleston. Steel Petals will perform the Lowcountry with Friday at the Music Farm, performances that often 32 Ann St. with White featured a rotating cast of guest musicians sometimes Rhino and Hundred Hands Down. reaching as many as 10 Tickets are $5 and are members. The band took a hiatus of available at or at the door. Doors open sorts until this year when the group announced it was at 7 p.m. Call 577-6989 or planning its next full-length visit BY MATTHEW GODBEY

Bring that beat back

Righchus gives us scoop on new album BY KEVIN YOUNG

Special to The Post and Courier


few months ago, Charleston Scene did a cover story on local hip-hop. One of the subjects of that article was Righchus and producer Max Berry. Before the interview that day, they had just finished up a set opening for Wiz Khalifa. One song that was impressive was a new track, “Afraid of Heights.” With the song’s tempo and vocal changes that echoed Nas’ “One Mic” and a lace of early techno, the crowd became noticeably charged by a track they had never heard before. On Jan. 11, Charleston’s dynamic duo releases its new album, “Sweetgrass and Supras” as a free download. Also be on the lookout for “Holy City Sundays” on Righchus’ twitter account, One track from the album will be released on Twitter every Sunday until the album release date of Jan. 11. Q: Can you expand on the idea of the new album? Was there a concept or is it a basic release of a group of songs? Righchus: The idea was to introduce another side of Charleston from what is regularly noticed. This album is the soundtrack for everyone striving for success in their own way. Sweet grass represents Charleston for what it is and Supras represent me for my style which is uncommon in these parts. Q: Have you had any interest from the majors? What are your views on majors vs. indies? Max: My opinion on major labels is that the need for them is constantly deteriorating. Majors are no longer developing artists, they just want what’s hot right now and that changes so fast that nobody really knows what they want. The new model for successful artists is going to be creating a huge fan base on their own and then Please see RIGHCHUS, Page 19E PHOTO BY DREAMLAND IMAGES

Righchus’ new album, “Sweetgrass And Supras” will be released Jan. 11.

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Gangrene Machine hopes to release an EP next year.

Gangrene is a gigging Machine


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t’s hard to place a genre on the Charleston quartet known as Gangrene Machine. “This band is very versatile,” drummer Dylan Ray said. “If I had to describe (the band), I would call us a funkpunk-jazz fusion-psychedelic rock band. When we’re writing music, we don’t have a plan. We don’t sit down and calculate it. But that’s the fun part of the whole process.” Gangrene Machine features guitarists Matt Dobie and Currey Long, Elliott Vanotti on bass and Ray behind the drum kit. Dobie also sings lead vocals. The band started playing in the first quarter of 2010 and has been gigging around the Lowcountry since then. The Machine takes an improvisational approach to music, allowing for loose song forms and the potential for interesting changes at each show. The band focuses on songs that are forever growing and capable of diversity to mix up their live shows for habitual concertgoers. “I feel like the unplanned aspect of it is what we en-

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joy most, which is why we enjoy playing shows,” Ray said. “We’ve been trying our hardest to make each show unique, so people who are at multiple shows don’t hear a lot of repeats.” The band’s set is primarily original songs with some colorful cover songs thrown in the mix. Ray’s previous musical endeavors have capitalized on the Charleston college bar scene, but he thinks that Gangrene Machine is more at home in a venue that traditionally houses original music acts, such as the Pour House or the Village Tavern. “That’s what we enjoy most. I want people to come out and experience it firsthand, rather than having someone log on to a website to listen to us. We try to have fun and pick some covers to throw in there, but the whole goal is to get people familiar with our songs.” Gangrene Machine has been recording demos as well and plans to release an EP in the first quarter of 2011. Until then, the boys plan on playing live shows around Charleston. “That’s where I feel like we stand out, when we can feed off of the crowd,” Ray said.


Local singer Elise Testone’s James Brown Dance Party is Dec. 15 at The Pour House.

Soul sister Elise Testone channels James Brown for special tribute from a pool of Charleston’s most talented jazz and imSpecial to The Post and Courier provisational musicians. Soul Power’s lineup inhat business does cludes Gerald Gregory singer Elise Teson keys, Stuart White on tone have playing drums, Ben Wells on bass, the lead role in a tribute to and Lee Barbour on guithe Godfather of Soul? tar, all musicians who are “This is a man’s world, but just as likely to be playing it’d be nothing without a in dinner jackets at the woman,” answers Testone. Charleston Grill as in seKnown for her awe-inspir- quins and polyester at the ing voice and powerful stage Pour House. presence, Testone premiered Barbour is the only alum a James Brown tribute from last year’s show; he show almost two years ago. took the stage wearing sunWednesday marks the only glasses, no shirt and leather performance of the tribute pants painted like the in 2010. American flag. She’s assembled a new Joining the quintet is a band for the occasion, three-piece horn section dubbed Soul Power, drawing with Simon Harding (saxoBY STRATTON LAWRENCE


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WHO: Elise Testone’s James Brown Dance Party WHERE: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. WHEN: 9 p.m. Dec. 15 COST: $8 MORE INFORMATION:

phone), Steve Berry (trumpet) and Jeremy Carter (trombone). Before the show and at set break, electronic act Daffadill will play sets. “They’re going to keep the party going,” says Testone. “It’s going to be a nonstop dance party for three hours.” The show is $8 and begins at 9 p.m. Testone says she’s as excited about the Soul Power lineup as any band she’s played with, promising that the show will be “funkier — way funkier” than even her funkiest past performances. Personal highlights include “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” and “The Payback.” “When we do (‘Payback’),

we hold the intro so everybody’s waiting, and when we drop into it, every single person in the room drops with it,” says Testone, motioning and mouthing the ‘badoombadoom’ rhythm. “I can’t wait. We’ll probably do it near the end.” The singer sported a jewelstudded satin mitten at last year’s show, covering a cast on a broken finger. She’s excited to be healthy and ready to dance this year. If you come out in a “Cold Sweat,” Testone promises to get you grooving in your “Hot Pants” like only Mr. Dynamite can. “I feel good,” says Testone. “I want everyone to get on the good foot.”

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Justin Townes Earle in the church. Some people would call it blasphemy, but even hip-hop music has t’s been a few years since roots in the church.” we’ve seen Justin Townes Earle was introduced Earle around these parts, to gospel at a young age. but he’s back Sunday night Growing up in Nashville, at the Pour House with his he lived in neighborhoods signature drawl that is as that were a majority Afrilong as he is tall. can-American. The Nashville to Lower “The churches in my Manhattan transplant neighborhood were a lot kicked off his tour late more fun than the churches last month to support his in my grandmother’s neighnew album, “Harlem River borhood,” he laughed. Blues” (released mid-SepNow, he combines this tember). You could say it’s a foundation with current exlittle bit country, a little bit periences when writing new gospel and a little bit bluesy. material. He says he lives “ ‘Harlem River Blues’ in New York because it’s a was kind of what came out constant study in sociology of my research of differand a potent version of the ent forms of gospel music,” human experience. Earle said. “I’ve always had He takes his time digesta strong belief that most of ing his experiences, and our American music began the results are worth the


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Justin Townes Earle’s latest record is “Harlem River Blues.”

if you go WHO: Justin Townes Earle. WHERE: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. WHEN: 9 p.m. Sunday. COST: $13 in advance at$15 at the door. MORE INFORMATION:



wait. The “infamous cocktail napkin writer,” as he dubbed himself, gets ideas down in passing, as he has trouble concentrating when he sits down to do just that. “One of my strengths is patience as far as writing goes,” Earle said. “There are few parts of my life I don’t seek instant gratification. I’m like most people my age, where everything is pretty immediate. But writing, I can work on a song for up to six months. I’ve had ideas for two years sitting in notepads, but it just hasn’t been the time yet.” His patience and style are also evident in his tattoos. “My tattoos are much like my songs. I use them to represent certain areas of my life. I have the name of my first record, “Saint Christopher,” because I’m a traveler; a fishing fly because I love to fly-fish,” he

explained. “The bird is to remind me that I’m always free to go, whether it’s a relationship or whatever situation I’m in. I have the freedom to get out of it. ... Well, unless I’m in jail.” They are a part of his performance as much as they are of himself. “I’ve always loved watching a live performance, but to actually make a performance and not be like a mopey little kid on stage staring at his shoes,” Earle said. “I like to bring back the spectacle of a live performance and make it something fun visually, to stimulate as many senses as you can at the same time; that’s what brings about a live performance and gives you that change to capture people and hold them hostage.”


Full of earnest style (and lots of tattoos)


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p.m.; Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m.; Thurs: Live music. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 800 N. Main St., Summerville. 875-6998. Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m.; Thurs: Live music. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1179 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., West Ashley 7665292. Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. Thurs: Live music. KUDU COFFEE AND CRAFT BEER: 4 Vanderhorst St. 853-7186. Fri: Megan Jean and the KFB, 8 p.m.; Sat: Gwyn Fowler, 8 p.m. LOCALS BAR: 1150 Queensborough Blvd., Unit B. 388-5114. Mon:

Keith Bruce, 6-9 p.m. LOCO JOE’S FOOD & SPIRITS: 1115 Miles Rd., Summerville. 8212946. Fri-Sat: Karaoke; Wed: Karaoke and Trivia. LUCY’S RED SKY GRILL: 1001 Landfall Way, Johns Island. 7688118. Sun: Shrimp City Slim and Chuck Morris, 6-9 p.m. MAD RIVER BAR & GRILLE: 32 N. Market St. 723-0032. Fri: Live Music; Mon: Live Music; Tues: Trivia. MANNY’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILLE: 1608 Old Towne Rd. 763-

3908. Tonight: Team Trivia; Sat: Coastal Carolina Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.; Sun: Team Trivia; Wed: Ted McKee “Tropical Rock,” 6-9 p.m., DNR, 9:30 p.m. MED BISTRO: 90 Folly Rd. 7660323. Fri-Sat: Live Music, 7-10 p.m. MERCATO RESTAURANT: 102 N. Market St. 722-6393. TonightFri: Ann Caldwell w/LooseFitt; Sat: Lewis, Wiltrout and Gregory; Sun: Jordan Gravel; Mon: Leah Suarez Trio; Tues: Frank Duvall Trio; Wed:

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Kid Rock returns to the North Charleston Coliseum along with Jamey Johnson on Feb. 16. Tickets are $49.50 and $25. Visit or call (800) 745-3000. 767-1426. Tonight: Country Dance Party, 9 p.m.; Fri-Sat: DJ Mike Mendoza, 9 p.m. CRAB SHACK, FOLLY BEACH: 26 Center St. 588-3080. Tonight: Folly Beach Bluegrass Society, 8 p.m.; Mon: Open mic w/ Dave Grunstra, 9:30 p.m. CRAZY D’S FOOD AND SPIRITS: 224 Redbank Rd., Goose Creek. 572-2658. Fri: Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Tues: Trivia and Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. THE CRESCENT CONNECTION: 1910 E. Montague Ave. 528-0777. Fri-Sat: Abe White, 6 p.m.; Sun: Sunday Jazz Brunch, noon. CUOCO PAZZO: 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 9719034. Wed and Fri-Sat: Riccardo sings Opera and Italian songs, 7 p.m. DORCHESTER LANES: 10015 Dorchester Rd., Summerville. 376-2200. Fri-Sat: Virus; Sun: Team Trivia w/Bad Joke Tom; Mon: Karaoke w/Rocky; Tues: Acoustics w/61 Daze; Wed: Karaoke w/Rocky. EAST BAY MEETING HOUSE: 159 East Bay St. 723-3446. Mon: Monday Night Poetry and Open Mic, 8 p.m. FIERY RON’S SULLIVAN’S ISLAND: 2209 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-3131. Fri: Johnny Mac and The Booty Ranch, $5, 10 p.m.; Sat: Sho Nuff, $5, 10 p.m.; Wed: Packway Handle Band, 9 p.m.; Thurs: Lefty Williams, $5, 10:30 p.m. FIERY RON’S WEST ASHLEY: 1205 Ashley River Rd. 225-2278. Tonight: Bluestone Ramblers, free, 9 p.m.; Fri: Matt Mackelcan Band, $5, 10 p.m.; Sat: Tommy Thunderfoot and The Accelerators, $5, 10 p.m.; Mon: Open Mic, 8 p.m.; Tues: Whisky N Ramblin, 9 p.m.; Wed:

Lowcountry Blues Club, 7 p.m. FIREWATER GRILLE: 109 Holiday Drive, Summerville. 261-2121. Fri: Live Music; Sat: Comedy; Wed: Team Trivia, 8 p.m. FISH RESTAURANT: 442 King St. 722-3474. Tonight: Elise Testone, 7 p.m.; Sat: DJ, 10 p.m. FRANKE AT SEASIDE: 1885 Rifle Range Rd., Mt. Pleasant. 8564700. Thurs: Celtic Christmas. GENNARO’S RESTAURANT: 8500 Dorchester Rd. 760-9875. Tonight: live jazz, 8 p.m. GILLIGAN’S MONCKS CORNER: 582 Dock Rd. 761-2244. Fri: Keith Bruce, 6 p.m. HALLIGAN’S RESTAURANT AND BAR: 3025 Ashley Towne Center, Suite 201. 225-4347. Fri: live entertainment. HALLS CHOPHOUSE: 434 King St. 797-0090. Fri-Sat: Anthony Owens, 7 p.m.; Sun-Wed: Anthony Owens, 6:30 p.m. HIGH COTTON: 199 East Bay St. 724-3815. Tonight: James Slater and Kevin Hackler; Fri-Sat: Bill Aycock Duo; Sun: James Slater and Kevin Hackler. JIMMY’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL: 431 St. James Ave., Goose Creek. 553-8766. Tonight: Team Trivia; Fri-Sat: DJ/Karaoke, free; Tues: Chris Sullivan, free, 8-11 p.m.; Wed: DJ/Karaoke, free. J’PAULZ: 1739 Maybank Hwy., James Island. 795-6995. Fri-Sat: live music. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 337 King St. 805-5020. Wed: Trivia; Thurs: Live music. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1175 Folly Rd., James Island. 225-6996. Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m.; Thurs: Live music. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1119 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 881-8734. Tues: Theme trivia, 9

Kids 12 anEd under FRE 5 Dec. 14 & 1 t adul One per paying


ALLUETTE’S JAZZ CAFE: 137 Calhoun St. 737-0090. TonightSat: Oscar River Trio, 9:30 p.m.; Mon-Fri: Calvin Taylor, 11:30 a.m.; Wed and Sun: Abe White. AROMAS: 50 N. Market St. 7239588. Fri-Sat: Cotton Blue, 7 p.m. ATLANTICVILLE RESTAURANT AND WINES: 2063 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-9452. Fri: Live Jazz; Sun: Spanish and Flamenco Guitar w/Dori Chitayat, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tues: Annie Boxell and Jim Algar. AWENDAW GREEN: 4879 Hwy 17 North, Awendaw. 452-1642. Wed: A Fragile Tomorrow, Danielle Howle, Ten Toes Up and The Packway Handle Band. BIG JIM’S DIAMONDBACK SALOON: 5991 Rivers Ave. 744-2501. Fri-Sat: Live Music; Tues: Karaoke. BIG JOHN’S TAVERN: 251 East Bay St. 723-3483. Fri-Sat: Live Music; Tues: Karaoke. BLIND TIGER PUB: 38 Broad St. 577-0088. Fri: Whiskey and Rambling; Sat: Patrick Blake. BLUE’S HOUSE OF WINGS: 1039 Anna Knapp Blvd., Mount Pleasant. 881-1858. Fri: live music, 7:30 p.m.; Sat: Karaoke w/Big Al, 9 p.m.; Tues: Trivia, 7 p.m.; Wed: Live Music. BOWEN’S ISLAND RESTAURANT: 1870 Bowen’s Island Rd. Folly Beach. 795-2757. Sun: Shrimp City Slim, 2 p.m. THE BRICK: 213B East Bay St. 720-7788. Tonight: Chris Dodson, 10:30 p.m.; Sat: High Society, 10:30 p.m. BUDDY ROE’S SHRIMP SHACK: 1528 Ben Sawyer Blvd. 388-5270. Tonight: Ronnie Johnson and Chris Clifton, 9 p.m.; Sun: Carroll Brown, 7 p.m. BUFFALO SOUTH: 1409 Folly Rd. 406-0888. Tonight: Trivia, 6 p.m. CHARLESTON BEER WORKS: 468 King St. 577-5885. Fri: Unkle Funkle, 10:30 p.m. 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.; Mon-Wed: 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. THE CLUB AT MEYERS RD: 216 Meyers Rd., Summerville. 875-4215. Sat: DJ and Dance; Wed: Karaoke. CLUB H2O: 8484 Dorchester Rd.

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The Pulse Trio. MERLY’S PUB: 1217 Red Bank Rd., Goose Creek. Fri: Karaoke, 9 p.m. THE MILL LOUNGE: 1026 E. Montague Ave. 225-2650. Sat: Zenith; Tues: Brian McGee; Wed: Shrimp City Slim, free, 8-11 p.m. MOJO’S CLUB AND CIGAR BAR: 945 Bacons Bridge Rd. 8755099. Mon: Shag. MOLLY DARCY’S: 235 East Bay St. 737-4085. Tonight-Sat: DJ. MORGAN CREEK GRILL: 80 41st Ave. IOP. 886-8980. Fri: Kel and Gino, 5-7 p.m.; Sat: Shrimp City Slim, 4-8 p.m. MUSIC FARM: 32 Ann St. 5776989. Fri: Steel Petals w/Hundred Hands Down and White Rhino, $5, 7 p.m.; Thurs: Hinder w/Saving Abel, My Darkest Days and Default, $25-30, 7 p.m. O’MALLEY’S: 549 King St. 8055000. Tonight-Sat: Live Music; Mon: Live Music; Tue: Trivia, fol-

lowed by Karaoke, 7 p.m.; Wed: DJ. OSCAR’S RESTAURANT: 207 W. 5th North St., Summerville. 871-3800. Tonight: Calvin Taylor, 6-9 p.m. PATRICK’S PUB: 1377 Ashley River Rd. 571-3435. Tonight: Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Sat: Drag Show. PELICAN’S NEST: 3772 Seabrook Island Rd., Seabrook Island. 768-2500. Fri-Sat: Live Music. PLANET FOLLYWOOD: 32 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-7380. Sat: The Shakin’ Martinis, 8 p.m. THE POUR HOUSE: 1977 Maybank Hwy. 571-4343. Tonight: Big Daddy Love w/The Dirt Daubers, $8, 10 p.m., Local Bluegrass Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.; Fri: Ben Bridwell presents Birdsmell and Friends w/ Holopaw, $25, 8 p.m., Trivia w/Val and Ryan, 6:30 p.m.; Sat: Cosmic Charlie, $10-12; Sun: Justin Townes Earle w/Caitlin Rose, $13-15, 9 p.m.; Mon: Graham Whorley, 6-9 p.m.; Tues: Clay Cook vs. Levi Lowrey, 9:30 p.m., Lindsay Holler and Friends, 6-9 p.m.; Wed: Elise Tes-

tone’s James Brown Dance Party, $8, 10:30 p.m., Dead Wednesdays w/Reckoning and For the Faithful, 6-9 p.m. RED DRUM GASTROPUB: 803 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 8490313. Wed: live music; Thurs: Bill Johnson. RITA’S: 2 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-2525. Tonight: Frank Royster; Fri: David Dunning; Sat: David Landeo; Wed: Jamison. THE ROOFTOP AT VENDUE INN: 19 Vendue Range. 414-2341. Fri: Magic Taxi; Sat: Green Levels; Tues: Trivia. SALTY MIKE’S BAR: 17 Lockwood Dr. 937-0208. Wed: Karaoke w/Richard Clayton. SAND DOLLAR: 7 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-9498. Fri-Sat: The Cool; Sun: Cool Yule. SEEL’S ON SULLIVAN’S: 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, 8835030. Fri and Sat: DJ C-Nile, 10 p.m.; Wed: The Bushels, 7 p.m. SOUTHEND BREWERY AND SMOKEHOUSE: 161 East Bay St.

More than 35 King Street retailers are offering you a night of discounted shopping, holiday celebration and entertaining fun on the night of December 10th. As a King Street Shop Walk attendee, you'll receive an exclusive Shop Walk passport - your key to all the perks of the evening. Wrap up your night at the Charleston Place Hotel for the official King Street Shop Walk after party. Mingle with friends, win door prizes and sip on a speciality Shop Walk cocktail!

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Pick up your Passports beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Charleston Place Hotel $15 for passports in advance $20 for passports at the door First 150 passport sales receive Shop Walk swag bags.

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853-4677. Tonight: Salsa Night, 10 p.m. SOUTHERN COMFORT BAR AND GRILL: 1761 North Main Street, Summerville. 873-9220. Tonight: Team Trivia, 8 p.m.; Fri-Sat: Live Music. SUNFIRE GRILL & BISTRO: 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 7660223. Tonight: Allyson Taylor, 6-9 p.m.; Fri: Susie Summers and Al, 6-9 p.m.; Sat: The Ginhouse Boys, 6:30 p.m.; Mon: singer and songwriter night; Tues: Ted McKee, 6-9 p.m.; Wed: Jef Wilson, 6-9 p.m. THE SWAMP FOX AT THE FRANCIS MARION HOTEL: 387 King St. 724-8888. Fri-Sat: Pianist Bill Howland. . THE TATTOOED MOOSE: 1137 Morrison Dr. 277-2990. Tues: Lindsay Holler, free, 9 p.m. THIRSTY TURTLE II: 1158 College Park Rd., Summerville. 8519828. Fri-Sat: Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Sun: Mike Peifer or Jefferson Coker;

Mon and Wed: Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Tues: Mike Peifer or Jefferson Coker. THROUGHBRED CLUB AT CHARLESTON PLACE: 224 King St. 722-4900. Tonight-Sat: Live music, 1-11 p.m.; Sun: Live music, 5-10 p.m.; Mon-Thurs: Live music, 1-11 p.m. TOAST: 155 Meeting St. 5340043. Tonight: Abe White; Fri: Live Music; Sat: Annie Boxell, 6 p.m. TOMMY CONDON’S: 160 Church St. 577-3818. Tonight-Sat: Steve Carroll and the Bograts; Wed, Sun: Fried Rainbow Trout. TRAYCE’S TOO NEIGHBORHOOD GRILLE AND PUB: 2578 Ashley River Rd. 556-2378. Today: Team trivia, 7-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat: Live Music. WET WILLIE’S: 209 East Bay St. 853-5650. Mon: Metal Mondays; Wed: Jerry Cooper; Sat: Jamisun. WILD WING DOWNTOWN: 6 N. Market St. 722-9464. Tonight: Ka-

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Righchus: Somewhat. I’ve done shows with Curren$y, YelaWolf, and Wiz Khalifa. From that, I gain a lot of knowledge on how successful I could be as an independent artist. Max: We have made some great connections since then as well, which is important in this industry. Q: How are you balancing creative pursuits with normal everyday life? Righchus: (laughs) We don’t! I have a team called “IllaKamp” that handles a lot of the business aspect of things and Max is almost as important as my right arm when it comes to getting things done. Max: We both have fulltime jobs, so it is tough to find a balance. Righchus will come over to my house a lot and I will play him new beats that I have made and if he likes it, we can usually write and record a song in anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours. If he doesn’t like my new stuff, we can come up with concepts for songs like we did with “Afraid of Heights.” He told me he wanted to use a “Sandstorm” sample, so I chopped up the parts that I liked and made a beat out of it in, like, 20 minutes. Then we recorded it and it came out really well. That is

an example of a good concept, great teamwork and a solid final product. Q: How is, in your eyes, “Sweetgrass and Supras” different from “Chaos Theory”? Righchus: “Sweetgrass and Supras” is on another level of energy, front to back. It’s completely high energy the entire way through. I was only 17 and 18 when I recorded “Chaos Theory.”... Hopefully you can hear the growth in my lyrics. Max: I feel like my production keeps advancing as far as sound quality and substance. Righchus’ lyrics have gotten exceptionally better since “Chaos Theory.” He is really learning to switch up his timing and delivery. And his wordplay is always improving. (laughs) He still puts a lot of “ish” metaphors in his lyrics, like this one line in the song “Beastmode.” ... “I may not be the ish, but I’m the stain on the Charmin.” Q: Is there anything else you’d like to add that I may have missed? Max: I can’t stress enough how important it is to support local music. Charleston has so much potential to be a great music city. We have so much unheard talent in a city that everybody loves. We need to support each other.

using a major label to help distribute the music. If you look at what Wiz Khalifa did, he kept putting out mix tapes and albums on his own, developed a giant fan base by using social media networks, then recently signed a record deal. The Internet allows an artist today the ability to get the music heard in ways only major labels could in the past. Q: Have you run into any roadblocks, production or otherwise, you’d care to expound on? Righchus: Yeah, there are always roadblocks. Mainly staying loyal to my goals and music. Funding is also a crucial part in any project. Max: There’s never been a time where we haven’t run into roadblocks. Productionwise, I have built my studio in my house because I choose not to depend on all of the sketchy people that are in the “music production business.” We have been stood up multiple times by people, waited in parking lots for hours, and I just had enough. I don’t have the best equipment but I can use what I do have and make it sound good. Q: Since “Chaos Theory” was released, has anything changed careerwise?

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Walter Rhett: Nonfiction, blogs, twitter & perlo BY KATRINA ROBINSON

Special to The Post and Courier


alter Rhett has been writing since KJ Kearney blogs the fourth grade and tweets and has a variety of awards about streetwear and achievements under his and has many belt: He first published pofollowers. See it etry in Essence and a Paris all at www.h1gher. journal, Presence Africane. com and twitter. Then he switched to noncom/h1gher. fiction, winning a scholarship to Johns Hopkins University’s summer writers’ workshop in 1986. He can be contacted at southernperlo@ for information regarding readings and signings. He also does tours. Q: What’s your identity as a writer? Where do you find inspiration? A: I react strongly to stories. I write about epic memories. I’m a Perlo writer — perlo is a Charleston rice dish made with local bounty. Perlo’s spice is history. I write history because the debate is PROVIDED BY KJ KEARNEY settled and the facts are not disputed — unless you are talking about the Civil War. I write nonfiction because its truth and honesty give my writing voice intimacy and authority. BY ELIZABETH BOWERS in New York, but below the collections and basically Week, he’s hosting The Big Q: Who are your major Special to The Post and Courier Mason-Dixon Line. interjects Southern hospiMix, an event he’s calling influences? The name H1gher Learntality into a movement that “part trade show and part A: Frank Yerby, a wildly alvaged denim. “Better ing just came to him one he feels is a tad bit “preten- panel discussion.” popular Georgia novelist than your mama’s bis- day. tious.” Streetwear designers cuits” printed T-shirts. “The number one in place “Streetwear is flamboyfrom other cities will bring from the mid-20th century who lived in Spain and sold Twenty pairs of sneakers. of the letter I is symbolic ant. It’s all about pomp and racks of clothes, and the 30 million books. Florida’s That’s what streetwear is to on a couple levels. I want to circumstance,” he said. event will formally introZora Neale Hurston — she KJ Kearney. position H1gher Learning He describes what he blogs duce Charleston to the had absolutely the best ear Or something like that. as the point of reference for like this: “H1gher Learning streetwear scene. among Southern writers. PoHe says of the branch of Southern streetwear. I don’t is the intelligent documenta- Kearney is launching a fashion, “You know it when want to cover everything, tion of Southern streetwear like-minded website for mu- et Gwendolyn Brooks for her elegance. Local jazz writer you see it. Like haute coujust the best. So the number culture.” sic next year, as well. Jack McCray for his swing. ture. It’s just something you one also works as a constant Kearney’s main goal is to Oh, he’d also like to write do, like the water you drink, reminder of the type of bring people together. He a couple of books, have a TV New York Times columnist the bars you go to.” stuff it covers as well as the also blogs about other local show and open a streetwear Gail Collins — I actually scream and cheer at her lines. North Charleston naspot that I covet so much,” businesses and figures: the store in Charleston. Q: What advice would you tive Kearney is leading the he said. Early Bird Diner, its photo But it’s the simple things Southern streetwear moveHe blogs about streetwear shoot by Bad Jon and Righ- that Kearney focuses on: He give to local writers? A: Practice craft. Find your ment in Charleston. With shops — Dope in Baton chus. wants to make khakis cool. his blog and brand H1gher Rouge, La., and Strivers At Eye Level Art next year, “I love khakis. I hate what voice and gain a sense of disLearning, Kearney is trying Row in Atlanta — has inKearney’s hard work will corporate America has done covery and authority. Q: When and how often do to make streetwear relevant terviews with up-and-com- come together. On March 25 to them. I’m bringing them you write? not just in California and ing designers, previews during Charleston Fashion back.”

North Charleston native takes streetwear ‘H1gher’


A: I write daily, usually posting in the top 100 online markets. Using standard metrics, my weekly audience averages 100,000 readers. New York Times Nobel and Pulitzer winning columnists frequently single out my work. Times columns feature and promote comment essays. The writers and editors highlight the exceptional essays and rank readers’ recommendations. I’m usually there. I post my Southern Perlo blog (www.southernperlo. weekly in 35 mid- and major U.S. newspaper markets: Savannah; Montgomery, Ala.; Des Moines, Iowa; and San FranRhett cisco, where the online editor invited me to post on their political page. I publish Southern Perlo on its own site with beautiful graphics and photos. I also publish three online news dailies and update a news stream and a unique Lowcountry history stream on twitter ( I love photographs; Perlo and my twitter streams feature many of them. Q: What’s in store for the future? I just finished my new paperback, “Butter My Biscuit,” a collection focused on Southern wit and storytelling. It’s available for the holidays. To stir the pot, here’s a brief passage: “But my mind always goes back to Ms. Lucy’s lunch. There are days when the single thought of a bite of her breads is enough to sustain me through the crush of a world that has left me starved for so much.”

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Lee McLeod of West Ashley dances in the adult hip hop class.

Roberts leads the hip hop class in a cool down and stretch exercise.

Local classes offer fitness, friendship and fun BY SAMANTHA TEST

Special to The Post and Courier

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Cost of classes are $10 for all levels. You must be at least 15 years old for adult classes. Wear comfortable, work out clothes to dance and sweat in. Bring a hand towel, water and a yoga mat. Look for new downtown classes starting in January.

Mondays: 7:30 p.m. at Daniel Island School Gym, 2365 Daniel Island Drive, Daniel Island Tuesdays: 7:30 p.m. at Park West Rec Center, 1251 Park West Blvd, Mount Pleasant Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m. at Bee’s Landing Rec Center, 1580 Ashley Gardens Blvd., Charleston More information: For information on kids classes: On twitter:

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“The Choice is Yours,” by Black Sheep; “Outta Your Mind,” by Lil John; “I Get Crazy,” by Nicki Manij; “Tamborine,” by Eve; “Swing,” by Savage; “They Want EFX,” by Das Efx; “Gold Digger,” by Kanye West and “Too Much Booty in Da Pants,” by Soundmaster T (of course).


Instructor, Angel Roberts, leads the adult hip-hop class, Peace Love Hip Hop, at the Daniel Island School Gym on Daniel Island.

hile hip-hop may not be the first thought that springs to mind when talking about Charleston, it’s renewed popularity shouldn’t surprise you either. In such a diverse, cultural place, dance and fitness are no exception to our try-anything attitudes. Which is why the music and style of dance is spreading about as fast as you can shake it. And Angel Roberts is showing us how through Peace Love Hip Hop. Her three weekly classes on Daniel Island and in Mount Pleasant and West Ashley (with a downtown installment coming in January) take students through high-energy routines set to a heart pumping soundtrack. “Peace Love Hip Hop is about creating opportunities for people of all ages to dance. Our style of hip-hop dancing combines getting fit and healthy, having fun and building community spirit,” said Roberts. The mostly female attendees have found that sense of community as well as confidence and well-being in Roberts’ classes — that is, when they recover from the intense workout that hip-hop movements involve. “I love that Peace Love Hip Hop classes are more an experience than an exercise class. The energy in the room or gym — or wherever we are, we even had a class in a fire station once — is amazing. We encourage

each other to give everything you’ve got. And you can’t help but smile,” said Julie S. Christy, a regular student and owner of Insurance Solutions with her husband. The Mount Pleasant mother of three attended her first class 2½ half years ago at the suggestion of a friend. Despite her inhibitions, she was hooked. “I always leave the class feeling stronger, physically and mentally, and looking forward to the next time I can go,” she said. “Angel’s got that spark. She makes it fun and fresh and positive. It’s never repetitive. She always has the newest music and hippest moves.” Roberts, a daughter of a dancer, grew up in a dance studio learning and eventually teaching many styles, all except hip-hop. It wasn’t until she went to school in Greensboro, N.C., and volunteered at a nearby Boys & Girls Club did she discovered it. In teaching kids dance, they taught her some moves of their own, and a hiphop passion was born in Roberts. Work took her out west to Los Angeles, where she did costume design for “That ’70’s Show” for eight years. There, she also continued to hone her hip-hop style. It wasn’t until 2006 that the Myrtle Beach native made it back to the Lowcountry and established Peace Love Hip Hop. Roberts still travels to perform in dance conventions for teachers’ showcases, but says her favorite part is interacting with her students. Those warm and fuzzies exist only before and after dancing, though.

Her style is hard-hitting. “It’s sharp, fun, edgy choreography. Some people are flowy, but I like to attack the steps and hit it hard,” Roberts said. Melanie Hamilton, fellow former dancer and student of Roberts, knows exactly how good hitting it hard can be. She found friendship and fitness through dance. “I won’t soon forget my first class,” said the middle school teacherturned-stay-at-home mom. “We had just moved to Daniel Island and I didn’t know many people. It was also a move after a very rough patch in my life. I was working to reconnect with myself, and boy, did I at Angel’s hip-hop class. I smiled — picture the biggest cheesy grin ever — the entire time!” she said. “During that first class with Angel three and a half years ago, I felt like I was at home — at home with myself. I felt pure joy. Angel knew it, too. All dancers have that understanding of themselves and each other.” Hamilton’s son also takes hip-hop from Roberts. In fact, that’s how many students got involved. Roberts first offered to teach hiphop at the Daniel Island studio where her daughter danced. The first class rapidly grew from around 10 to double, then triple. Then the mothers started asking for adult classes. As the numbers swelled, the classes outgrew one location after another. “I love to watch people walk into my class for the first time, a little unsure, and within minutes the smile

starts to grow across their face and about half way through, they are having the time of their lives, like, ‘Wow, I forgot how much fun dancing was,’ ” says Roberts. “I also love to watch people become better dancers, at any age, and become so much more confident, in so many ways.” At PLHH, it doesn’t matter whether students have experience dancing, or have danced only at weddings. Roberts says after just the first time, you get it. After the second time, it’s clicking. After the third time, you’ll be hitting the patterns as hard as anyone else. Alesya Bags founder and Daniel Island resident Alesya Opelt was a beginner just looking to get in shape when she started PLHH classes as part of the “Get Fit Daniel Island” program. “When I started hip-hop, I was in the worst shape of my life. I had a 3-month-old, about 35 extra pounds and my motivation was to simply button my jeans again. Now, I’m easily in the best shape of my life, care about what I eat and my motivation is to be running around well into my 90s,” said Opelt. “I wouldn’t call myself naturally coordinated. But at some point, you have to forget about that and just enjoy the music,” she added. That’s exactly what Roberts wants her students to take away from her classes, coordinated or not. “I hope people walk away feeling sweaty and fabulous, like they have just been to the most fabulous dance party and tore up the dance floor all night long, happy, tired, refreshed, fulfilled, ready to conquer anything,” said Roberts.


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Graze: A culinary pasture for eclectic flavors BY DEIDRE SCHIPANI The Post and Courier


he space once defined by dejeuner and le diner and a menu of coquilles, quenelles and profiteroles is now home to GRAZE. Cozy Coco’s is now an Avenue of the New Americas dining destination that sets the table with the ingredients of Korea, Spain, Israel, Cuba, Italy, Mexico and France. Local is honored, and seasonal is mandated. Graze is a Mount Pleasant discovery that Tom Peters would be proud of. Its small, strip mall location with its beacon of a bright green “G” lights your way to dining pleasure. Partners Bradford Bobbitt, Michael Karkut and Derek Lathan have crafted their concept of “creative, casual cuisine” with style and skill. The former Coco’s Cafe has had a face-lift. The new look features a simple color palette of soft grays shimmering in the light of drum-shaded chandeliers, the faint print of bamboo on the wallpaper, geometrical “rails” of varying shades of green positioned on the bar wall that cushion the linear run and bright green “plants” of grass demonstrate that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” (da Vinci). The bar area provides banquette seating and a small halfwall separates the two functional areas. Graze serves lunch and dinner. The menu has global ambition that is paired well with the talents in the kitchen. Chefs Karkut and Lathan learned their lessons in the kitchen of Sal Parco’s Sette. A warm basket of bread is served with a “daily” butter — some days simple citrus, on others a sweet and meaty sun-dried

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restaurant review CUISINE: Global CATEGORY: Neighborhood Favorite LOCATION: 863 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Patriots Point Plaza, Mount Pleasant PHONE: 606-2493 FOOD: ★★★½ ATMOSPHERE: ★★★½ SERVICE: ★★★½ PRICE: $-$$ COSTS: Small plates $5-$12; soups and salads $5-$12; entrees $14$22; lunch entrees $8-$12; lunch sandwiches $8-$11; desserts $6. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes. VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Yes. BAR: Full-service bar; banquette seating in the bar area. HOURS: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m-3 p.m. and 5 -11 p.m. DECIBEL LEVEL: Moderate. PARKING: Parking lot OTHER: Daily specials, Facebook; Dec. 13 winter menu reveal; special events; wine dinners; sharing charge; www.grazecharleston. com;

tomato compound. The menu is sectioned into “tiny grazing,” soups and salads and “grazing.” The grazing portions priced $14$22 reflect the new economy. The value-to-price equation is

first rate. You get the feeling that the menu was put together with the items the staff likes to eat, and it shows. They include sculpted bowls filled with pommes frites

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($5) dusted with black sea salt and served with pungent roasted garlic aioli, lobster mac and cheese ($10) layered with tiny ear-shaped pasta (all the better to capture the sauce) and smoky Cheddar and creamy Fontina cheeses that partner well with beer or wine. A tuna tataki ($10) small plate fans thin sesame seed-crusted tuna slices over a band of spicy bean paste with a mound of pickled ginger-flavored mayonnaise and wontons so light they defy gravity on your tongue. Soups ($5) fuse the culinary lexicon and match flavor profiles that play well together, as in a black bean and poblano soup topped with lime creme fraiche. The roasted beet salad ($7) was a flavor keeper — warm bacon vinaigrette, sweet-tart orange supremes, a quenelle of creme fraiche on a bed of rocket (arugula) — marred only by the unevenly roasted beets. Their signature Graze salad ($6) wears a curly crown of beets and carrot tendrils. The grazing menu will change with the seasons. The Lowcountry rock shrimp pirlau is a keeper. It is served with blackened sea scallops ($17), and its creamy corn and bacon base are the flavors of memory. You will be hard-pressed to choose among local wreckfish ($18), wild mushroom pappardelle ($13) with Split Creek farms goat cheese, or porchetta ($16) with Parmesan risotto. A Korean barbecue of flank steak ($17) intrigued. This Korean fire-meat was a flank steak, marinated in soy, grilled and served with toasted seaweed sheets, house-made kimchi and brown rice. Put it all together as if eating moo shoo pork or Vietnamese pancakes for layers of

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flavor, chew and heat. The scarlet kimchi was modest in its fire power. The toothsome brown rice, however, was dry and bland, and the meat was cool as if cooked in advance and awaiting service. The agility of the kitchen will be easy to resolve. The lunch menu (not reviewed) has many interesting-sounding “craft” sandwiches: leg of lamb gyro ($10), braised pork shoulder Cubano ($9), house-cured corned beef and roasted breast of turkey. Prices are lower at lunch, so you can get a value tasting along with your meal and plan your dinner strategy. Desserts are outsourced save for the creme brulee and panna cotta and featured a cheesecake, chocolate mousse cake and coconut cake ($6). The latter was delicious with a balance of tender crumb, moist strands of coconut and frosting. Our servers were friendly and earnest. They managed the tagteam concept of delivering your food when it was “up.” It was clear that friends and family were dining out and the staff and chef took the time to chat with them, and only them. It is always gracious, when you have the time, to visit with all the guests. Graze not only plans to rotate its menu throughout the seasons but also the artwork that finds gallery space on its wall. Bobbitt and Co. hope the art also will reflect the seasons. Graze manages the noble ambition of cooking from the global pantry quite well. Minor glitches are easily resolved. No grass will be growing under the feet of Graze as it has learned to pair well, price fairly and portion tidily — restaurant survivor strategies for the new economy of dining out in the 20-teens.

Courage. Vigor. Determination. Verve. Skill. Pep. Know-how.

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Dickens Dinner

Free oyster Thursdays

Gilligan’s Restaurants will continue their free weekly oyster roasts Thursdays at two of their locations. Gilligan’s on the Market and Gilligan’s of Mount Pleasant will offer guests free local steamed oysters and homemade chili on their patios Thursday nights from 5-8 p.m. They plan to run the offer through oyster season. Gilligan’s is also accepting donations for Debi’s Kid’s Angel Tree at all of their Lowcountry locations. Visit

Circa 1886 will host its ninth annual “Circa 1886 Dickens Dinner,” on Dec. 15. Storyteller Tim Lowry will take guests to Victorian England for a lively retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved “A Christmas Carol.” The performance is accompanied by a four-course dinner inspired by the novel, prepared by Chef Marc Collins. The dinner takes place at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $70 per person plus gratuity and tax. Touch of the Irish Holy City Hospitality has Beverages are not included. hired Mark O’Driscoll as Call 853-7828. Visit www. general manager for ginia’s on King. O’Driscoll, a graduate of the UniverRomo in New York Fish Restaurant’s chef Nico sity College of Dublin, also worked at FIG. Romo will command the culinary stage in a sold-out dinner Tuesday at the James Brunch bunch Beard House in New York ◗ Hammett’s Landing will City. It will be Romo’s first begin brunch service on dinner at the pretigious Dec. 11 and 12. It will feature bottomless mimosas venue. The James Beard Foundation regularly invites and bloody marys. It will open at 10 a.m. and is at 901 prominent and up-andIsland Park Drive, Daniel coming chefs from around the country to prepare din- Island. 471-2750. wwwhamners with wine pairings that showcase their talents to ◗ Also, Tasty Thai and Suprominent industry profes- shi is now serving weekend sionals and food enthusiasts. brunch. Service begins at 11 a.m. Build your own bloody A native Frenchman and the only chef in South Caro- mary and enjoy bottomless mimosas and Bellinis. Tasty lina to hold the title Master Thai is at 350 King St. Chef of France, Romo’s menu for the dinner will will include escargot dumplings Good Food finalist with boursin potatoes and Chef Craig Deihl of Cygarlic-cilantro cream; bouil- press has made it to the final labaisse with local clams, round of the Good Food shrimp, scallops, bok choy, Awards competition. This haricots verts and coconutevent is designed to recoglemongrass broth; vermilion nize culinary artists in food snapper with coconut rice, that is produced locally, reginger broccolini and green sponsibly, authentically and curry sauce; Duck a l’Orange tastes good. Deihl entered with bacon tatsoi and po“Cypressata” in the chartato gratin; beef two ways: cuterie category. The winner bourguignon and pan-seared will be announced in Janupetite filet served with South ary. Cypress is at 167 East Carolina vegetables; and a Bay St. Call 727-0111. dessert duo of goat’s milk yogurt with basil rice, milk, First brews pecan honey and banana, Edward Westbrook of and banana-ginger chocolate Westbrook Brewing hopes crunch with banana creme to tap the keg on his first brulee with chocolate-cararound of brews on Dec. mel crunch. 13. If all goes on schedule,

Westbrook hopes to have his tasting room open in January and bottled and canned brews to follow in the footsteps of the kegs. Look for a Belgian-style wheat beer, a pale ale and an IPA to launch his line of craftbrewed beers. Find him on Twitter and Facebook and at www.westbrookbrewing. com or

Sunday Suppers

Two Rivers Tavern on Daniel Island has launched Sunday Family Suppers. They will feature a fixed menu and price. Call for details and pricing. Two Rivers is at 254 Seven Farms Drive. Call 216-390.

Double duty

Social Restaurant + Wine Bar and Poogan’s Porch have hired Brandy Svec as pastry chef. Svec joined Social Restaurant + Wine Bar in September as its first in-house pastry chef and then took over leading the pastry team at Poogan’s Porch shortly thereafter. Svec established her career in Chicago, managing Lakeside Cafe’s vegan in-house bakery for three years. She relocated to Charleston working in the pastry department at Peninsula Grill before coming to Social and Poogan’s Porch. Social is at 188 East Bay St., 577-5665,, Facebook and Twitter. Poogan’s Porch is at 72 Queen St., 577-2337,


Fish’s executive chef Nico Romo will unveil his French-Asian cuisine at his first dinner with the prestigious James Beard House in New York on Dec. 14. Romo’s menu for the James Beard Foundation dinner will include escargot dumplings with boursin potatoes and garliccilantro cream; bouillabaisse with local clams and more. For more information on the James Beard House, visit www.

Holiday offer

The Neighborhood Dining Group just made holiday shopping easier. Purchase a $100 gift certificate to Husk Restaurant and/or McCrady’s and receive a $20 gift certificate compliments of NDG. Husk: 577-2500,; McCradys: 577-0025, www.

New bistro

Eurasia Cafe & Wine bar

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17 North chef talks up Brett McKee and chicken livers BY ANGEL POWELL

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opened Monday at 915 Houston Northcutt Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. Expect contemporary Southern cuisine with an Asian flair in a bistro setting. Executive chef and partner Meredith Adams and managing partner Andy Fallen will lead the charge for this Virginiabased restaurant group that owns properties in Richmond and Virginia Beach. Eurasia will serve lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.,

Dining and theater

Tristan Dining and Charleston Stage are partnering to launch “Dinner and a Show,” where guests can enjoy a special evening out complete with a threecourse dinner for two at Tristan, valet parking and two tickets to “A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas.” Before the show, guests will arrive at Tristan at 5:30 p.m. for valet parking, enjoy an appetizer, entree and house bottle of wine, and proceed to the

Charleston Stage performance at the Dock Street Theatre. Following the performance, guests are invited back to Tristan for dessert before their car arrives. The entire “Dinner and a Show” evening for two costs $150 and can be ordered through the Charleston Stage Box Office by calling 577-7183. It all happens for Thursday, Friday or Saturday night performances. Tristan is at 10 Linguard St. Charleston Stage Box Office is at the Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. The first one is tonight.



rannon Florie, chef of 17 North Roadside Kitchen, realized at a young age that he wanted to work in the kitchen. Florie, a Hanahan native, has more than 18 years of culinary experience. Q: When did your love of cooking begin? A: Growing up with one grandmother a chef and one a farmer, I always had love for food. Dinner was on the table at 5 p.m. every day, and it was always something from one of our three family gardens and something my grandfather hunted or caught himself. I always helped out in the kitchen. Q: How was working for a company as large as the Walt Disney World Resorts and Restaurants? A: Disney was a lot of fun. I learned a lot about high volume and organization. I worked with lots of chefs from all around the country and the world. I saw all types of cuisines. Being clean-shaven with no facial hair was hard getting used to. Q: What else did you do on the road? A: When I worked in Orlando, I also worked on International Drive for a company started by Carlson Worldwide named E Brands that had about 15 restaurants in six states. I became a traveling chef for them, and they moved me closer to their home office in Dallas. Q: You have been a restaurant owner yourself. What do you feel are the advantages to working for someone else? A: Ten years ago, I would

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“There’s never a dull moment with him,” 17 North chef Brannon Florie (above) said about Brett McKee. Q: How much autonomy do you have in the kitchen? A: Brett and I work well together with menu planWHAT: 17 North. ning. Running the whole WHERE: 3563 U.S. Highrestaurant from the kitchen way 17. is very challenging, so PHONE: 606-2144. I split my time between WEB: kitchen and office, about 35-40 hours a week in both. say spending other people’s I am very fortunate to have great groups of chefs and money, but I treat this ressous chefs in the kitchen. I taurant as if it is my own. would never be able to do If anything, there is more pressure working for some- the restaurant day to day without them. one else. I don’t like to fail. Q: What is your favorQ: Chef Brett McKee ite item on the 17 North is a huge personality in menu? Charleston. How has it A: Fried chicken livers been to work directly with with caramelized Vidalia him? onions and county ham A: There is not enough demi. Nobody does chicken room on this paper to talk livers in Mount Pleasant. about him. I’ve only been Q: What is your guilty able to work closely with him in the last three or four pleasure food? A: Pork. When it’s around months, but he is a special person. Not only is he funny, me, I usually stop eating it but also he has a huge heart when my stomach hurts. I also love anything late night. and passion for this indusGoing nonstop all day, I try. There’s never a dull don’t think about eating till moment with him. Dinner service is the easiest part of I get home and wind down. Usually 2 a.m. or so. my day.

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Dog & Duck brings creative menu to West Ashley which deftly combines a heaping half-pound of barbecue chicken, crunchy he Dog & Duck Fam- coleslaw, pickle slices and ily Pubs welcomed its honey chipotle barbecue newest member this sauce on a toasted Kaiser year, delivering its West roll. Ashley addition, and bringImpressive as well is the ing the brood up to three. D&D’s patty melt ($8.95), Situated on Sam Rittenmade with one-half pound berg Boulevard, the new ground steak (cooked to D&D has taken up resitemperature), threads of dence in the former Bobby caramelized onions, Swiss Hartin’s Sports Grill. It’s cheese and Thousand Isbetter lit, being new and land dressing on grilled rye tidy, spruced up with fresh bread. carpeting and paint. Bottom line, it’s a creative By and large, it fits well kitchen because it could with the other pair as it sits have just rolled out typical, at the intersection of bar and weary, barely dressed burgROB YOUNG restaurant. And as pub fare ers and sandwiches. goes, it’s done very well. In other words, they could Patty melt at the Dog & Dog & Duck serves a have aimed low, but they Duck. bevy of sandwiches, burgdidn’t, and as such, the Dog ers and hot dogs. A small & Duck is duly noted and sampling: the Damage Done appreciated. ($10.69), a half-pound roast beef sandwich, topped with grilled onions, bacon and cheddar cheese; the Yetiburger ($9.49), made with bacon, Pepper Jack cheese, tomatoes and sweet-andsmoky barbecue sauce; and the Doggie Brasco ($7.95), a hybrid of hot dog, pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and spicy mustard. Also, I have no idea who Jack Dalton is, but I’d give the man a high-five in honor Call for of his Jack Dalton BBQ Chicken Sandwich ($7.49), Holiday Catering


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The next underground LIME dinner will be 5-10 p.m. Dec. 18. The dinner will feature chefs Ulfet Ralp and Josh Shea. Tickets are $125, and include dinner, beverages, gratuity and tax. The event will benefit The Sustainable Warehouse. Visit www. to purchase tickets. The location of the event will be announced the week of the dinner. These photos, from the November LIME dinner, were taken by Chancel Nuque.

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The Shopping With Friends kick off brunch was Dec. 4 and featured a live auction, gift bags and more. To find out more about Shopping With Friends, visit These photos were taken by Liz Duren Photography.


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The Orlando Sentinel

Fantastic ‘Voyage’ New ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ offers satisfying journey movie review ★★★½ (of 5)

DIRECTOR: Michael Apted. STARRING: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Will Poulter, and the voices of Liam Neeson and Tilda Swinton. RATED: PG for some frightening images and sequences of fantasy action. RUN TIME: 1 hour 47 minutes. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at www. and offer your opinion of the film.

Georgie Henley (from left), Ben Barnes, Laura Brent and Skandar Keynes star in “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”

Henley and Aslan the lion.


they are, but they go down much easier here than in special-effectswizard-turned-director Michael Adamson’s previous “Narnia” films. The effects here don’t overwhelm the film, but the 3-D is pointless and time and again, the producers’ tight-fistedness in spending money on actors shows through. Grizzled characters, including a Prospero-like wizard, come and go and leave no impression whatsoever. Hiring a few more recognizable and charismatic actors would have vastly improved this series from the start. Nevertheless, Apted makes good use of those he has and gives this “Chronicle” an emotional resonance and lightness of touch that the films Disney made (Fox has taken over distribution of these Walden Media projects) lacked. There are more novels to be filmed, depending on whether this one sinks or swims. The finale to this one is so satisfying that, revival or fond filmed farewell, “Dawn Treader” makes port after a voyage well-worth taking.


able cousin Eustace (the hilarious Will Poulter from “Son of Rambow”). But when Lucy notices oyage of the Dawn Treader” that a painting in her is either a spir- room seems particularly “Narnian,” darned is the ited revival of the film seas don’t pour off the franchise based on the frame and wash the three C.S. Lewis children’s of them into the deep, Narnia novels, or an where they’re rescued by entertaining and emoCaspian (Ben Barnes) tionally satisfying coda and crew on the good to “The Chronicles of ship Dawn Treader. Narnia.” There are fresh threats In the able care of vetto the kingdom, islands eran director Michael to be visited, slave tradApted, who has helmed ers to be fended off and a films that won actors Oscars and been a steady quest to be completed. And true to the intent hand on the tiller of of the Christian apolomany an action film (including a James Bond gist Lewis’ novels, there are lessons to be learned, adventure), the series’ many of them voiced by casting shortcomings the chivalrous mouse, and drifting story lines are less pronounced and Reepicheep, voiced with we get an idea of how the a plummy verve by Siwhole of Lewis’ Christian mon Pegg. “We have nothing if not allegory fantasy might belief,” he lectures Euhave played out, a worstace, who thinks they’re thy challenger to the far all “barking mad” over more popular “Harry this island-hopping adPotter” pictures. venture. A couple of years after The tests are about “Prince Caspian,” the vanity, ego, faith and younger two Pevensie courage, and they figkids — Lucy (Gergie ure in the sermons of Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) — are the ghostly God-figure Aslan, the anatomically stuck in World War II incorrect lion voiced by Britain, riding out the Blitz with their insuffer- Liam Neeson. Sermons BY ROGER MOORE

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movie review ★★ (of 5)

DIRECTOR: Sngmoo Lee. STARRING: Jang Donggun, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston. RATED: R for strong bloody violence. RUN TIME: 1 hour 35 minutes. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at www. and offer your opinion of the film.


Jang Dong-gun in “The Warrior’s Way.”

This ‘Warrior’ never quite finds its way tially the dusty leftover sets from “Book of Eli,” augmented by more greenhe Spaghetti Western screen landscapes than is revived as a Ramen “300? and “Sin City” put toNoodle Western with gether. Our assassin ends up “The Warrior’s Way,” a wild, running — wait for it — a Chinese laundry. wacky genre mash-up that never quite achieves “so very The fetching Lily, a girl with a tortured past bad it’s good” status. — she literally was tortured It’s Cowboys vs. Ninjas in — shows the new fellow this fantastical exercise in martial arts magical un-re- she calls “Skinny” around Lode, which is peopled with alism. But Korean swordscircus folk who hope the man Jang Dong-gun has a Ferris wheel they haven’t simmering charisma and quite finished will bring the great hair stylist. And the thing is played for laughs, or town back to life. Lily, by the way, is played by eye candy was edited for laughs after Kate Bosworth, drawling the studio realized what writer-director Sngmoo Lee as though she’s auditioning for a dinner theater tour of had delivered. Jang plays an assassin who “Steel Magnolias.” “Dang,” says she. “You’re has all but wiped out a rival clan. Then a cute baby stops slower’n molasses in January.” him in his tracks, and he But Skinny is anything but saves it and flees to the West slow when he whips out his — the Old West — to hide. “weeping sword.” Which He ends up in Lode, “The he doesn’t, because the zing Paris of the West,” essen-

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of it being unsheathed will be heard by the Sad Flutes clan, who will Ninja down on him like a ton of Chinese laundry when he gives away his position. Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, who may very well get another nomination for his work in “The King’s Speech,” is slumming here as the town drunk, and a not very amusing one at that. What is amusing is the baby Skinny must protect. The child’s reactions to fights, stunts and simple goings-on get a laugh every time. Not nearly as funny — Danny Huston, looking more like his basset hound-faced dad, John Huston, with every sadistic villain he plays. He’s the Colonel, the marauder who leads a gang into town every so often for a little rape and pillaging. And more rape. And wisecracks. Lily listens to opera on her dad’s old Victrola and

trains for the knife-fight finale, the drunk waits to reveal his hidden skills and Skinny does laundry, waiting for that day when he can defy gravity and leap through hordes of villains waving his sword, his perfect coiffure billowing in the slo-mo breeze, leaving only the crimson mist of arterial spray behind. The action bits are stylized and kind of cool, and the charismatic Jang pulls them off with aplomb. Yeah, it’s nuts. No, it’s not that much fun. Action comedy, Asian sword-slasher pic or martial arts mystical mumbo jumbo, it’s a dud.

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127 HOURS ★★★★★ R

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A hiker becomes trapped in an isolated canyon in Utah. Citadel 16: Today: 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 7:30, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today: 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:35, 10 Terrace: Today-Thurs, Dec. 16: 2, 4:45, 7:30, 9:30

This film is based on Valerie Plame’s memoir, “Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House.” Palmetto Grande: Today: 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:30


Small-town girl Ali Rose (Christina Aguilera) finds a job in Los Angeles at The Burlesque Lounge with the help of Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner.


Six Harry Potters, portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe, in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.”

Azalea Square: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:05, 2:50, 5:25, 8, 10:40 Cinebarre: Today: 1, 4, 7:25, 10:20 Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1:10, 4:10, 7:05, 9:55 Citadel 16: Today: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:25, 9:50 Northwoods: Today: 1:30, 4, 6:55, 9:15 Palmetto Grande: Today: 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:30 Regal 18: Today-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1:25, 4:30, 7:15, 10:25 Terrace: Today-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:15




Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes in their continued efforts to defeat him.

Dwayne Johnson stars in “Faster.”

Azalea Square: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 11:30, 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50 Azalea Square 3D: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: noon, 12:30, 2:35, 3:05, 5:10, 5:40, 7:45, 8:15, 10:20, 10:50 Cinebarre: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:35, 3:35, 6:25, 9:10 Cinebarre 3D: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1:35, 4:25, 7:15, 10 James Island 8: Today: 12:01 a.m. Fri and Mon-Thurs, Dec. 16: 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 Sat-Sun: 11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 Regal 18: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: noon, 2:40, 5:20, 8, 10:45 Regal 18 3D: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:30, 1, 3:15, 3:45, 6:30, 7, 9:15, 9:45

Azalea Square: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:10, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 Cinebarre: Today: 1:15, 4:15, 7:30, 10 Citadel 16: Today: 11:50, 2:05, 4:20, 7, 9:35 Hwy 21: Fri-Sun and Thurs, Dec. 16: 9:15 James Island 8: Today: 5:05, 7:30, 9:55 Northwoods: Today: 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10 Regal 18: Today: 12:05, 12:35, 2:40, 3:20, 5:15, 6:30, 7:40, 9:45, 10:20 FriThurs, Dec. 16: 12:05, 12:35, 2:30, 3:10, 5:00, 6:45, 7:40, 9:45, 10:20

Azalea Square: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:20, 3:40, 7, 10:15 Cinebarre: Today: 12:25, 1:25, 3:40, 4:40, 7:10, 8:10, 10:25, 11:25 Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:25 Citadel 16 IMAX: Today: 11:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50 Citadel 16: Today: 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8:10, 9:30 Hippodrome: Today: 7:05, 9:45 Fri: 7:30 Sat-Sun: 2:15, 5, 7:30 Mon-Wed: 7:30 Hwy 21: Today: 7 Fri-Sun and Thurs, Dec. 16: 8:55 James Island 8: Today: 3, 6:10, 9:15 Fri and Mon-Thurs, Dec. 16: 6:10, 9:15 Sat-Sun: 11:45, 3, 6:10, 9:15 Northwoods: Today: 1, 4, 7, 9:55 Palmetto Grande: Today: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 6:40, 7:10, 8, 9:50, 10:20 Regal 18: Today: 12:20, 12:50, 1:10, 1:40, 3:40, 4:10, 4:40, 5:10, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 10:05, 10:40 Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:10, 1:10, 3:20, 4:20, 6:25, 7:30, 10:10, 10:40




Azalea Square: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1:15, 7:40 Citadel 16: Today: 12:20, 3:30, 7, 9:45 Regal 18: Today-Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:40, 3:35, 6:50, 9:50

Free-spirited Maggie (Anne Hathaway) finds herself falling in love with a charming pharmaceutical sales rep (Jake Gyllenhaal).


Edmund and Lucy Pevensie return to Narnia and accompany Caspian on a voyage to Aslan’s Country.

On a mission to avenge the murder of his brother, an ex-con is trailed by a veteran cop and a young hitman.

This documentary addresses the global warming crisis.

Nameless women portray characters from 20 poems.

Terrace: Today: 1:45, 9:20


A first-time father hitches a ride with an aspiring actor in order to make it to his child’s birth on time.

Azalea Square: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1:05, 3:25, 5:35, 7:55, 10:05 Cinebarre: Today: 1:35, 4:35, 7:30, 10:05 Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1:30, 4:30, 7:25, 9:40 Citadel 16: Today: noon, 2:10, 4:20, 7, 9:45 Hwy 21: Today: 9:30



Azalea Square: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 11:40, 2:25, 5, 7:30, 10:15 Cinebarre: Today: 1:40, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25 Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, 10:30 Citadel 16: Today: 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:30, 9:55 James Island 8: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, Dec. 16: 4:30, 7:20, 9:55 SatSun: 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 9:55 Northwoods: Today: 1:40, 4:15, 7:15, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:10, 4:20, 7:15, 9:55 Regal 18: Today: 1, 3:45, 6:55, 9:35 Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:55, 3:40, 6:55, 9:35


While Lisbeth Salander is recovering in the hospital, Mikail Blomkvist works to clear her of criminal charges.

Terrace: Today-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1, 4, 6:50, 9:25

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RED ★★½ PG-13

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Four former CIA agents become targets for assassination. Citadel 16: Today: 2:05, 4:30, 9:45



Megamind, voiced by Will Ferrell, is shown in a scene from the animated feature “Megamind.”

While in Italy, Frank (Johnny Depp) meets Elise (Angelina Jolie), who is attempting to mislead those following her criminal ex-lover.

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A villain defeats his nemesis and now must find a new opponent.

An extraterrestrial force descends on Los Angeles.

Azalea Square: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 11:50, 2:15, 4:30, 7:05, 9:30 Cinebarre 3D: Today: 1:05, 4:30, 7:45, 10:10 Citadel 16 3D: Today: 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10 James Island 8: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, Dec. 16: 4:40, 7:15, 9:35 SatSun: 2:15, 4:40, 7:15, 9:35 Northwoods: Today: 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30 Palmetto Grande 3D: Today: 12:05, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:25 Regal 18: Today: 12:10, 2:30, 5, 7:45, 10:10

Azalea Square: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 11:45, 12:15, 2:10, 2:40, 4:35, 5:05, 7:10, 7:40, 9:35, 10:10 Cinebarre: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1:15, 4:15, 7:30, 10:10 Regal 18: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:20, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 Terrace: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:20

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery takes over her parents’ stable, enters the male-dominated horse racing business, and eventually fosters a Triple Crown winner.

While investigating the disappearance of his father, Sam Flynn is transported to the digital world.

Hippodrome: Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:01 a.m.

Regal 18: Today: 7:20, 9:40


A veteran train engineer and young conductor must stop an unmanned train before it destroys a city.

Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, right, and Flynn, voiced by Zachary Levi are shown in a scene from the animated feature, “Tangled.”

Azalea Square: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:25, 2:45, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55 Citadel 16: Today: 11:55, 2, 4:10, 7, 9:30 Cinebarre: Today: 1:30, 4:25, 7:40, 10:15 Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1:25, 4:35, 7:20, 9:50 Hwy 21: Fri-Sun and Thurs, Dec. 16: 7:30 James Island 8: Today: 4:20, 7:20, 9:50 Fri and Mon-Thurs, Dec. 16: 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sat-Sun: 1:35, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Northwoods: Today: 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:25 Palmetto Grande: Today: 12:25, 2:55, 5:30, 7:55, 10:15 Regal 18: Today: 12:30, 3:30, 6:40, 9:15 Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:25, 3:30, 6:40, 9:30



A princess escapes her tower-prison in this Disney-animated film based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale “Rapunzel.”

After refusing a mission, a warrior abandons his clan and starts a new life in the American Badlands.


TV producer Becky Fuller attempts to revive a struggling morning news show.

Cinebarre: Today: 1:10, 4:10, 7:20, 9:55 Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1:20, 4:20, 7:35, 10:15 Citadel 16: Today: 2:15, 7:10 James Island 8: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, Dec. 16: 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sat-Sun: 1:35, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:20, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20 Regal 18: Today: 12:55, 3:50


When his wife Lara (Elizabeth Banks) is convicted of murder, John Brennan (Russell Crowe) must free her from prison.

Cinebarre: Today: 1:20, 4:20, 7:15, 10:15 Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:55, 4:05, 7:10, 10:20 Citadel 16: Today: 11:50, 4:40, 9:45 James Island 8: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, Dec. 16: 4:15, 7, 9:45 SatSun: 1:20, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today: 7:25, 10:25 Regal 18: Today: 1:05, 4:05, 7:10, 10:15 Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1:05, 4:05, 7:10, 10:05



Azalea Squre: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 4:20, 10:35 Citadel 16: Today: noon, 2:10, 4:20, 7, 9:10 Northwoods: Today: 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50 Palmetto Grande: Today: 12;10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:10 Regal 18: Today-Thurs, Dec. 16: 12:15, 2:35, 5:05, 7:25, 10

Azalea Square: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 11:35, 12:35, 2, 2:55, 4:25, 5:20, 7, 7:45, 9:25, 10:10 Azalea Square 3D: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 11:55, 2:20, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 Cinebarre: Today: 11:30, 1:50, 4:10, 6:30, 9 Cinebarre 3D: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 16: 1, 4, 6:30, 9 Citadel 16: Today: noon, 2:10, 4:20, 6:40, 8:50 Citadel 16 3D: Today: 11:15, 1:20, 3:25, 5:30, 7:35, 9:40 Hwy 21: Today-Sun and Thurs, Dec. 16: 7 James Island 8: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, Dec. 16: 4:40, 7, 9:30 Sat-Sun: noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:30 Northwoods: Today: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today: noon, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10:05

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WILD TARGET ★★½ PG-13 An assassin becomes attracted to one of his intended victims.

Terrace: Today: 4:15, 7:10


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-IMAX (4629) Highway 21 Drive In, Beaufort, 846-4500 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, 1-800-326-3264 (dial 1415#) Palmetto Grande, U.S. 17 North, Mount Pleasant, 216-TOWN Regal Cinemas 18, 2401 Mall Drive, North Charleston, 529-1946 Terrace, 1956-D Maybank Hwy., 762-9494 Ivanhoe Cinema 4, Walterboro, 549-6400







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Rachel Gordon (left) and Jason Benjamin sport temporary “Local” tattoos at the ONE Boutique’s holiday party last weekend.

Block printer pays attention to details BY VIKKI MATSIS CAROLINE MILLARD

Special to the Post and Courier

What you missed last week: ONE holiday party, Erickson benefit at the farm

Stacy Bradley’s art has been featured in Target, Anthropologie and more than 100 other stores.


here is beauty in simplicity and a reverence for detail in Stacy Bradley’s block printed works of art. Carving out the negative space with a knife and chisel onto a block of wood or linoleum, Bradley rolls host to a benefit event for BY CAROLINE MILLARD ink onto the reverse drawSpecial to The Post and Courier Charleston actor, director ing, transfers the image to Trevor Erickson, who susthe print and gets a unique tained critical injuries from piece of artwork each time. a car accident earlier this ONE Studio holiday In the past decade, Bradley’s year. prints and cards have been party The Charleston music and featured in Target, Anthrofashion community banded pologie and more than 100 The flurry of Charleston together for this event, holiday events kicked off other stores in the United Saturday with ONE Studio’s which featured more than States as well as having been six live musical performanc- featured on several blogs, holiday party. es, a runway show and sevHeld at the second-floor most recently Designsponge. studio spaces just above The eral music video premieres. Bradley sells her prints and The evening opened with Silver Dollar on King St., cards through, and the soulful jazz croonings of despite the constant increase the ONE Studio is an everchanging court of local style Zadrina Dunning, who was in orders, she hand prints, artisans headed by designer followed by local girl-popships and packages every friends-since-high-school Rachel Gordon. order herself. duo Bianca and Paige, On the heels of the city’s “Every detail is imporwhose song covers were Buy Local month, Charlestant,” Bradley said. Her charming, although not ter- wood block printing compatonians were happy to supribly original. port the myriad of local ny began in 1997 as Me and Local designer and 2010 designers, including EarthC. In 2003, the company was friendly Taashki Handbags, Charleston Fashion Week renamed Perla Anne. Je Modiste hats, Charleston finalist Jamie Lin Snider Bradley spoke about the debuted her spring/sumChemist Organic Bath inspiration for changing the Products just to name a few. mer 2011 collection. While name. models unfortunately had to “Perla Anne was my mothVendor highlights innavigate around a crowded cluded the talented Jewels er’s name. Although she by Lindsay Margaret, whose stage of microphones and is no longer alive, she was sound equipment, the cloth- absolutely the constant force combination of vintage touches with elegant feather ing spoke for itself. Snider’s behind anything creative I avant-garde combination and metal work were perhave ever pursued. Having fectly presented. Her feath- of delicate feminine details been an amazing artist herwith daring touches — like ered mohawk headband self and so full of positive, a metal chain harness worn colorful energy, it’s certainly is one item not soon to be on a bare-chested model forgotten. a fitting tribute to name this One the porch, a lively jazz — prove again how much endeavor in her honor,” she band played as guests sipped Charleston has become a said. Southern style mecca. champagne and had fun Bradley learned the timewith bright green Local tem- Alas, as with most benefit less technique of block events, the night had the porary tattoos. printing in high school and A portion of the day’s sales feeling of one giant talent has continued throughout were donated to Lowcountry show, a slew of performanc- her life creating art. es back-to-back, the number Local First. Her work is striking; the of which was almost overdesigns are uncomplicated, whelming. Guests seemed to inspirational and wellTrevor Erickson benefit at the Music Farm not mind too terribly much crafted. Bradley splits her and were happy to sip cock- time between running Perla tails late into the evening. Sunday evening played Anne, spending time with


her family and creating art in her downtown studio. WEBSITE: www.perlaanne. www.perlaanne. com. CONTACT INFO: stacey@ BIRTH DATE: Oct. 10, Gulfport, Miss. RESIDENCE: Johns Island, six years. FAMILY: Husband, Jay Clifford; daughter, Cierah; son, Wyatt; Cash, the best yellow Lab ever. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in visual arts from the Dallas School of Art and Design. CAREER: Running Perla Anne for over a decade and parenting! GOALS: To continue producing new work. Hopefully, I’ll

be able to carve a new piece every couple of weeks in 2011 to put in the Etsy shop. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?: I’m a bit of

a (quality) magazine junkie, but David Sedaris’ newest book, “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary,” is hilarious.

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HOLY CITY ARTIST AND FLEAS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Eye Level Art, 103 Spring St. Free admission and parking. Shop for last-minute gifts and browse handmade art, soaps, vintage clothing, jewelry and more. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. HOLIDAY LIVING HISTORY EVENT: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 17-18. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. $45 adults, $20 children. Experience Christmas as it was celebrated in 1782 as costumed interpreters lead tours through the gardens and fully decorated house and enjoy a buffet, live music and a fire. 556-6020 or


HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: 5:30-10 p.m. SundayThursday; 5:30-11 p.m. FridaySaturday through Jan. 2. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive. $10 for carloads of 1-15 people, $25 for 16-30, $100 for 31 or more. Call 795-4386 or visit CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Marion Square. Local vendors offer produce, plants, baked goods and more. 7247309. FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE FARMERS AND ART MARKET: 4-8 p.m. Mondays. Freshfields Village at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Purchase local produce, honey, gourmet items, barbecue and


For the fifth year in a row, the New Music Collective is inviting the public to come out and help fill the air with the ambient music of Phil Kline for “Unsilent Night.” It will start at 5 p.m. Dec. 18 at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Music will be presented to participants, who are asked to bring their own boombox or other music playing device. Everyone will hit play at the same time and then walk the streets of the city. “Unsilent Night” is open to anyone who has a portable CD, cassette or MP3 playback device. Send RSVP’s to ron@ to get involved. live music. MARKET AT ROSEBANK FARMS: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Rosebank Farms, 4455 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island. The farm will offer local produce, seafood, baked goods, flowers and more. 768-0508 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.lowcountrystar- ART DISCOVERY WALKING TOURS: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. $20. 90-minute tour highlights historic sites that 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 CLASSES: 7-8 p.m. Thursdays. Ballroom Dance Club of Charleston, 1632 Ashley Hall Road. $30 per month. Taught by Steven Duane. 557-7690. BALLROOM DANCE PARTIES: Every weekend (except holidays). Creative Spark Center for the Arts, 757 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant. $10 (may

increase for theme or dinner parties). Adult ballroom dance party with group lessons beforehand. 881-3780. BEGINNER SHAG LESSONS: 8:15 p.m. Mondays. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1706 Old Towne Road. $10 per class. 5712183 or www.arthurmurraychs. com. 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. 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. 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. 5591945. “COMMON GROUND-SOLID GROUND”: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Marion Square. Join the Grassroots Call to Action Group for nonpartisan open discussion. 810-0088 or CYPRESS SWAMP TOURS: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Middleton Place Outdoor Center, 4300 Ashley River Road. $55-$65. 266-7492 or DANGEROUS BOOK CLUB: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Explore something new every week

from “The Dangerous Book for Boys.” 805-6930. DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB: 7:30 p.m. first Friday of each month. Barnes & Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleasant. Community leaders will host meetings based on activities from “The Dangerous Book for Boys.” 216-9756. EARLY MORNING BIRD WALKS: 8:30 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Highway, 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. EDISTO ISLAND MUSEUM: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Dec. 31. Edisto Island Museum, 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road. An art exhibit by Bruce Nellsmith. 869-1954. “FAVELAS” EXHIBIT: Through Tuesday. City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St. Pedro Lobo, artist-inresidence at The Art Institute of Charleston, presents “Favelas: Architecture of Survival,” a collection of photographs of Rio de Janeiro’s squatter settlements. 958-6484. FOLLY BEACH BLUEGRASS SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. The Kitchen, 11 Center St. Bring an instrument and participate in an open jam. 345-1678. FREE SHAG LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Mojo’s, 975 Bacons Bridge Road, Summerville. 214-0242. “FREUD AND PSYCHOANALYSIS”: Through mid-December. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St. Free. The museum will host an exhibit consisting of about two dozen of Sigmund Freud’s original manuscripts. 853-4651. THE GATHERING BOOK GROUP: 7 p.m. Last Thursday

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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 grassroots “HARRY POTTER’S WORLD”: Through Jan. 7. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. The library will host the traveling exhibit “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine.” 805-6930. “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. LOWCOUNTRY BACKPACKERS CLUB: 7-8:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month. Collins Park Clubhouse, 4115 Fellowship Road, North Charleston. OPEN STUDIO: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Last Tuesday of each month. The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. $5. Each class will be taught by professional artists. 740-5854. PARENT/CHILD BALLROOM CLASSES: 6:30-7 p.m. Thursdays. G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant. $30 residents, $37 nonresidents. Parents and youths ages 5-9 will learn basic dance steps. 849-2061 or POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30-8 p.m. First and third Thursday of each month. Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island. Psychologist Risa MasonCohen leads a support group. 769-0444. PRESERVATION TECH TOURS: 8:30-10:30 a.m. First Saturday of each month. Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Road. $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Tours will showcase the technical aspects of the plantation’s preservation efforts, design, architecture and more. 769-2638 or “RHYTHM AND STROKES”: Through March 11. The Avery Research Center for AfricanAmerican History and Culture,

125 Bull St. Free. The center will host an exhibit by artist Hampton R. Olfus Jr. that examines the African diaspora. 953-7609 or SALSA DANCE LESSONS: 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1706 Old Towne Road. $10 per class. Beginner and advanced lessons. 571-2183 or SALSA NIGHT AT SOUTHEND BREWERY: 10 p.m. Thursdays at Southend Brewery, 161 East Bay St. $4 cover. DJ Luigi mixes live. 853-4677. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston. Free. No partner needed. 810-7797. SEA TURTLE HOSPITAL TOURS: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays-Sundays. S.C. Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. $8 ages 2-11, $16 adults, $14 ages 62 and older. Reservations recommended. 577-3474. SIERRA CLUB/ROBERT LUNZ GROUP: 7 p.m. First Thursday of each month. Baruch Auditorium, 284 Calhoun St. www. lunz. SQUARE DANCE CLASS: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston. 5523630. SUMMERVILLE 9-12 GROUP: Every third Thursday of the month. Holiday Inn Express, 120 Holiday Drive, Summerville. The Summerville 9-12 Project holds monthly meetings. SUMMERVILLE WRITERS GUILD: 6:30 p.m. Last Monday of each month. Perkins Restaurant, 1700 Old Trolley Road, Summerville. 871-7824. SUMMER WINE STROLLS: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. $10. Wine in the plantation’s gardens. 266-7477 or 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: 6:30-8 p.m. second Monday of each month, Bluerose Cafe, 652 St. Andrews Blvd.; 8-9:30 a.m. third Saturday

of each month, Ryan’s restaurant, 829 St. Andrews Blvd. 576-4543. WINE TASTINGS: 6-8 p.m. Fridays. Whole Foods Market, 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Until 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. Wednesdays. Cheri Huber will lead the class, which will focus on meditation and discussion. Call 224-2468. 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 www.


“IMPENDING WAR”: 2 p.m. Fort Moultrie, 1214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. Free. The lecture series continues with “Edmund Ruffin: Agriculturist and Secessionist,” presented by Rick Hatcher III. 883-3123 or www. STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP: 3:30-5 p.m. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. $12 museum members, $15 nonmembers. Children will learn to create stained glass ornaments and enjoy a holiday tour of the Joseph Manigault House. 722-2996 or www. ART SHOW: 5 p.m.-midnight. Studio PS, 10 Conroy St. $5. View art by Tyler Blanton, Joanna Jackson, Tobias McGregor, Sandra Brett and Michael Edge. Food, beverages and live music will be provided. 727-4777. “JINGLE MINGLE”: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Marion’s in the French Quarter, 159 East Bay St. $25 AMA members, $30 nonmembers. The Charleston Chapter of the American Marketing Association will host the Fourth Annual Jingle Mingle, which will feature the theme “Sweet Slam.” Local bakeries will compete in a “Sweet Slam” cupcake contest that will be judged by guests. www.charlestonama. org. 9-12 PROJECT: 6 p.m. Omar Shrine Hall, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. $3. The Charleston 9-12 group will meet. The public is welcome

to attend. www.charleston912. org. FESTIVAL OF WREATHS: 6-9 p.m. Palmetto Cafe at Charleston Place, 205 Meeting St. $15 in advance, $20 at door. The Fifth Annual Festival of Wreaths will feature hors d’oeuvres, champagne, live music, an auction and designer wreaths. www. CAROL FEST: 7 p.m. Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. The Charleston Music Club presents its annual holiday carol fest directed by Sarah Fitzgerald. Refreshments will be provided. 224-9933. CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m. Bethany Methodist Church, 118 W. 3rd South St., Summerville. Free. The Summerville Music Club will perform a concert of Christmas songs and songs from “The Great American Songbook.” 873-0827.


SINGLES COCKTAIL PARTY: 6-8 p.m. Private residence, call for address. $20. Singles in the City will host a holiday cocktail party. 793-1261 or www. singlesinthecitysocialnetwork. com.


FAMILY HOLIDAY EVENT: 10 a.m. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. $10 adults, $5 children. Watch the film adaptation of the beloved children’s book “The Polar Express” and enjoy crafts and a model train exhibit after the film. 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum. org. HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Moultrie Middle School, 645 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. A special farmers market with a holiday focus. The market will feature live entertainment, children’s activities, handcrafted gifts and more. 884-8517. REDUX OPEN STUDIOS: 1-6 p.m. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Free. Redux will open its doors to the public and showcase work by 30 artists, including Camela Guevara, Donna Chessborough, George Davis and many others. 722-0697 or EDISTO CHRISTMAS AND BOAT PARADE: 2 p.m. Palmetto Blvd., Edisto Beach. The

parade will feature the theme “An ACE Basin Christmas,” and spectators may stick around for the boat parade beginning at 5 p.m. 869-3867 or FOLLY BEACH CHRISTMAS PARADE: 2 p.m. Center St. Enjoy the annual holiday parade. 588-2447. STUDIO AND HOME TOURS: 2-6 p.m. Park Circle area of North Charleston. The North Charleston Artists Guild presents the Park Circle Studio and House Tour, a self-guided tour of various homes and art studios in the up-and-coming Park Circle area. Browse paintings, photography, jewelry, sculpture and other art mediums and meet the artists. Visit www. for a list of artists, map and information. FAMILY YULETIDE: 5:30-8 p.m. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. $10 adults, $5 children, free to children 6 and under. Families can enjoy storytelling around a fire, caroling, and making ornaments and wreaths in the stableyards. Refreshments will be provided. 556-6020 or PARK CIRCLE FILM SOCIETY: 7 p.m. Olde North Charleston Picture House, 4820 Jenkins Ave., North Charleston. $2 members, $5 nonmembers. The club presents “Zenith,” a psychological thriller. 628-5534 or SHAG CHRISTMAS PARTY: 7 p.m.-midnight. Dorchester Shrine Club, 2150 Beech Hill Road, Summerville. Free to members, $7 nonmembers. The Summerville Shag Club will host a Christmas party that will include a cash bar, door prizes and a DJ. Guests should bring appetizers to share. 214-0242. “A CELTIC CHRISTMAS”: 8 p.m. Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St. $20, $10 students. Na Fidleiri and the Taylor Festival Choir, along with special guest John Doyle, will present a special holiday concert featuring Christmas music in the Celtic tradition. A dinner concert will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Woodlands Inn in Summerville. Tickets for the dinner concert are $125. 869-6961 or BIZARRO BURLESQUE: 9

p.m. The Mill, 1026 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. Free. Enjoy “Xmas BaZaar!” a holiday-themed burlesque shoe featuring Dolly ee, Skye Paige, Selia d’Katzmeow and Cherry Bomb. Prizes, games and other entertainment will be part of the show, and donations for Toys for Tots will be accepted. 225-2650.


OYSTER ROAST: 1-8 p.m. Private residence, 123 Scrapbook Lane, Summerville. $30 in advance, $35 at door. Nonprofit group Charleston Pride will host an oyster roast that will include chili, hot dogs, beer and a live DJ. 609-6104 or www. SECOND SUNDAY ON KING STREET: 1-6 p.m. King Street between Broad and Calhoun streets. The city of Charleston will host another Second Sunday event. King Street will be closed to vehicles and shops and restaurants will move outdoors, with guests enjoying shopping and dining in the street. Free parking will be offered at the City Parking Deck, King and Queen streets. www. secondsundayonkingstreet. com. SUMMERVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE: 2 p.m. Main Street. Enjoy floats, marching bands, local celebrities and an appearance by Santa. The theme of this year’s parade is “A Patriotic Christmas — Saluting Our Troops Overseas.” 821-7260 or CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 3 p.m. Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. $16, free for children six and under. Enjoy “Christmas at the Sottile,” performed by the Charleston Men’s Chorus. 7208505 or MOUNT PLEASANT CHRISTMAS PARADE: 5:30-7:15 p.m. Coleman Blvd. Enjoy more than 100 floats traveling down Coleman Boulevard, as well as the Christmas tree lighting ceremony and fireworks. 884-8517 or www.townofmountpleasant. com.


IAAP MEETING: 6-8 p.m. Athens Greek Restaurant, 1939 Maybank Highway, James Island. $20 includes dinner. The

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Charleston Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will hold its annual holiday gathering and gift exchange. Those attending should bring a $10 gift card to participate. 202-7279 or rheath@ SUSHI 101: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Savory Sushi and Catering, 1956B Maybank Highway, James Island. Chef Rhett Tanner will teach participants how to roll sushi, and the class will include two beverages, two sushi rolls, an appetizer and chopsticks to take home. 762-3338 or


CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY EVENT: Noon. G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant. Free. Children will enjoy meeting Santa, getting their faces painted, making crafts, listening to music and more. 849-2061 or WINE TASTING: 5:30-7:30 p.m. High Cotton, 199 East Bay St. $25. Take the opportunity to taste 18 wines paired with hors d’oeuvres and stock up on your favorites for the holidays. 7243815 or AWENDAW GREEN BARN JAM: 6:30-11 p.m. Awendaw Green, 4879 U.S. Highway 17. Free. Music by A Fragile Tomorrow, Danielle Howle, Ten Toes Up and The Packway Handle Band. Barbecue and drinks will be sold. 452-1642 or www. CHARLES DICKENS DINNER: 6:30 p.m. Circa 1886, 149 Wentworth St. $70 per person. Enjoy a four-course dinner inspired by “A Christmas Carol” while listening to storyteller Tim Lowry perform the classic novella. Beverages not included. 8537828 or


TREASURE-HUNTING LECTURE: 6 p.m. Galleons Lost, 165 King St. Rich Mutschler, a treasure hunter and owner of Galleons Lost, will talk to attendees about how they can begin building their own treasure collections. 577-3862 or www. “HOLIDAY HARP AND SONG”: 7 p.m. Franke at Sea-

side, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. Free. Enjoy traditional music from the Celtic and British Isles. 856-9870.


CSO CHORUS: 7 p.m. Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. $10$45. The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Charleston Children’s Chorus will perform a special holiday concert. “SMOKY WEINER’S BLUES CHRISTMAS”: 7-11 p.m. Bowen’s Island. $10, $5 with donation to the Lowcountry Food Bank. Enjoy old-school blues performed by Smoky Weiner and the Hot Links. 300-5411.


“A SPIRITUAL CHRISTMAS”: 4 p.m. St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 28 Sumter Ave., Summerville. Free. The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble Chorale will perform African-American spirituals and sacred music with a holiday focus.


“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and Dec. 16-18; 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 19. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. $22-$52. Charleston Stage presents “A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas.” 577-7183 or “WHITE CHRISTMAS”: 8 p.m. today-Saturday and Dec. 16-18; 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 19. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. $15-$30. The Footlight Players will bring Irving Berlin’s classic movie to the Lowcountry stage. The production tells the story of two friends who open an inn in Vermont and find their true loves. 722-4487 or “THE NUTCRACKER”: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. $20-$45. Charleston Ballet Theatre brings “The Nutcracker” to the Lowcountry, setting the classic ballet among familiar Charleston landmarks. 723-7334 or “A CHRISTMAS STORY”: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Dec. 16-18; 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 17. The Village Playhouse, 730

Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. $12-$27. A stage production of Jean Shepherd’s Christmas tale of Ralphie and his burning desire for a Red Ryder BB gun. 856-1579 or “CINDERELLA”: 7 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $10 in advance, $12 at door. Kids may enjoy the SPROUTS Children’s Theatre’s production. 881-3780 or “THE CHARLESTON CHRISTMAS SPECIAL”: 7 p.m. FridaySaturday and Dec. 14-18; 2 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 18; 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 19. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. $19.50$32.50. Brad and Jennifer Moranz’s annual holiday show returns with a lineup of 30 performers, including Elvis impersonator Johnny Fortuno, Casey Thompson, Garrett Graham and many other vocalists and dancers. 800-514-3849, 416-8453, or “WAFFLE HAUS CHRISTMAS”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Dec. 16-18. Pure Theatre at Charleston Ballet Theatre, 477 King St. $15-$30. Sharon Graci directs this comedy by Rodney Lee Rogers that tells the story of a waitress, her ex-husband and her daughter, who are visited by the ghosts of Waffle Haus Christmas. 866811-4111, 723-4444 or www. STAND-UP COMEDIAN: 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. $15. Vic Henley, co-author of “Games Rednecks Play,” which was written with Jeff Foxworthy, will perform. 853-6687 or www. “THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER”: 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 18. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. $22. Charleston Stage presents a production of Barbara Robinson’s children’s novel about the town bullies being cast as the leads in the church Christmas pageant. 577-7183 or www.

call for entries AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Dec. 13-14. The Charleston Acting Studio and Theatre, 915-E Folly Road, James Island. The studio will hold auditions for roles for an upcoming play titled “Out

of Sterno.” Roles for two males and two females ages 18-45 are needed. 795-2223 or CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Receiver Time-Based Media Festival is looking for artists who work in time-based media to submit their work. The festival will take place at various locations around Charleston on March 10-13. Visit or contact Jarod Charzewski or Liz Vaughan at for submission guidelines.



GREENHOUSE: Volunteers are needed to help produce the fall crop. 958-6434. 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. SOUTHERNCARE HOSPICE: Volunteers are needed. Call Carolyn at 569-0870. TRICOUNTY FAMILY MINISTRIES: The organization is in need of experienced cooks and men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. 747-1788 or © United Feature Syndicate


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At first glance, today’s six-club contract at the Dyspeptics Club looked hopeless. An ace was missing and there was seemingly no way to avoid a spade loser. But if South had assumed thatthediamondkingneededto be onside, he could have turned disaster into triumph. At the table declarer drew trumps and ran three diamond winners, pitching a heart from hand, then led a heart toward his bare queen. East worked out torisewiththeace,andtherewas still a spade to lose at the death. Declarer would have had a much better chance of success as long as he had guessed correctly which opponent held the heart ace. Assume that it seems onlyfairtoplayEastforthatcard since you intend to play West for the diamond king, and you are in business! Take the trump lead in dummy, then lead a low heart at once. If East rises with the ace, there would be two discards for declarer’s losing spades — one on the heart king and one on the diamonds. So let’s say East ducks his ace, and South’s queen holds the trick. Trumps can be drawn and the diamond finesse taken. South’s losing heart now goes away on the third diamond, and after conceding one spade, declarercanruffthefourthspade indummy.Southhasperformed a Morton’s Fork Coup, whereby East was forced either to lose his heartaceorpresentdeclarerwith a vital discard by taking it prematurely.

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TODAY’S HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19): Choose your words carefully and or you will have to compromise. Optimism will attract positive people. TAURUS (April 20May 20): Don’t let someone you work with upset you or make you feel defeated. You have lots to offer and being a little outspoken won’t hurt your position.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may have to restructure who does what if you want to make sure that you don’t fall behind at home or at work. VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22): Socializing with friends will lead to an interesting opportunity for travel, learning or getting involved in a brand new venture.

GEMINI (May 21June 20): Have a little fun with friends. Don’t take anyone too seriously. Get ready to throw out the old and bring in the new.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23OCT. 22): Take each step of whatever you are working on and do your very best. Someone hard to please will scrutinize you.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Finish anything you’ve left undone. Don’t be surprised by the response you get from someone jealous of your talent and popularity. Keep an open mind.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23NOV. 21): Focus on having fun. Getting back to your roots or making plans with people you don’t see often will help you recall life goals and how to reach them.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21): Before putting any money into your plan, test the market on a small scale. Look at the facts and decide what action will bring the highest rewards. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): You’ll have plenty to be thankful for and some interesting deals will show promise and prosperity. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): It may be difficult to hold back the way you feel. Don’t let a mistake cost you financially or emotionally. PISCES (FEB. 19MARCH 20): Don’t be afraid to change your mind or make an unexpected diversion that will catch others off guard.

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Son’s gal eating up his mother’s goodwill

Getting in the D Christmas spirit Special to The Post and Courier

In anticipation of the holidays, this is the first of a series of Christmas-themed trivia with holiday movies being featured. Last week’s winner, Kendra Cleary is being challenged by pharmacist Greg Hall.


QUESTIONS 1. In the animated version of “Frosty the Snowman,” what are Frosty’s first words when he comes to life? 2. What did Ralphie want for Christmas in “A Christmas Story?” 3. What is Scrooge’s first name? 4. Name the city where “Miracle on 34th St. takes place.” 5. What is George Bailey’s guardian angel’s name in “It’s a Wonderful Life?” 6. What kind of animal is king of the Island of Misfit Toys in “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer?” 7. In Disney’s version of “A Christmas Carol,” who plays Marley? 8. What is the Grinch’s dog’s name? 9. In the movie “Elf,” what are the four main food groups of Elves? 10. In “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” what does Lucy want instead of toys?

KENDRA’S ANSWERS 1. He says Happy birthday. 2. It’s a BB gun. 3. Ebenezer. 4. Mmm, I think New York. 5. Clarence. 6. A lion. 7. Is it Goofy? 8. I don’t remember the dog’s name. 9. No fair. I’ve never seen Elf. 10. She wants real estate instead of toys.

GREG’S ANSWERS 1. Greetings earthlings. 2. Some kind of gun. 3. Ebenezer. 4. New York. 5. Harry. 6. Polar bear. 7. Donald Duck. 8. Max. 9. All candy. 10. Money.

DEAR ABBY food I buy for the children. Am I being selfish? My husband and I live on a fixed income and must be careful with our money. Any suggestions? — WARY IN MINNESOTA DEAR WARY: I do have one. Because you resent the idea that your son’s lady friend may be helping herself to the goodies you are providing for your son and grandchildren, and because it is causing you financial strain, stop doing it. Or bring with you only what you and the children can consume during your visit.

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EAR ABBY: My son, “Dennis,” is divorcing for the third time. He has primary custody of his oldest two children and shared custody of the younger two. He is an excellent father. I have stayed with him in his large home to help with the kids. I supplement their groceries with things we enjoy. Dennis has a female friend he confides in. He insists they are platonic, but she has told me she hopes to win him over. This woman has a hard time making ends meet, but always has money for pedicures and out-of-town football games. She spends many days and nights with Dennis, showering there, eating his food and using his laundry facilities. I resent that she is eating or taking home the



Kendra makes it two in a row and will be back in a week to defend her Head2Head title. Also next week, Part Two of our holiday trivia series.

CORRECT ANSWERS 1. Happy birthday. 2. BB gun. 3. Ebenezer. 4. New York.

5. Clarence. 6. Lion. 7. Goofy. 8. Max.

9. Candy, candy corn, candy cane and syrup. 10. Real estate.

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