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Cover Story

98RockFest brings 13 bands to two stages Friday at the exchange Park in ladson. see Pages 20-21

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Thousands of heavy metal fans listen to local band Madam Adam perform during last year’s 98RockFest.

What’s inside 6 | On a budget?

Check out Dollar Days, written by Charleston scene editor allison Nugent

18-19 | Weekend events 22-23 | Music

Upcoming shows, CD reviews,

7 | Get Out

David Quick previews outdoor fitness options

8-10 | Movies

“the Five-Year engagement,” “safe,” “the Pirates! Band of Misfits,” “the Raven”

24 | See and Be Scene 25-29 | Calendar, Nightlife, Sudoku 30-34 | Comics + TV grid

11 | Movie listings

With horoscopes and a crossword puzzle

12-14 | Food + Bev

idle Hour, eli’s table, Chew on this

35 | Trivia, Abby

16-17 | Arts

a look at upcoming events

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There’s no such thing as too many choices Music will be provided by Skwzbxx with Old You. Tickets are $5-$7 and are available at the gate. Check out www.Charleston PartyAtThePoint.com for information on the series.

Fleet Week events

z Free Shag Lessons on the Pier: On Friday, Mary Kennerty will teach the Charlesnother jam-packed ton shag 6:30-7:30 p.m. at weekend. Will it ever Mount Pleasant Memorial end? Let’s hope not Waterfront Park off Hallbecause there’s nothing man Boulevard. Admission better than having too many is free. options. z Starlight Pops Concert: Party at the Point On Saturday, the CharlesThis weekly outdoor conton Symphony Orchestra cert series is back in action will perform a sunset show. Friday. Bring beach chairs and/ Starting at 5:30 p.m. at the or blankets and a picnic Charleston Harbor Resort to round out the evening. and Marina, 20 Patriots Food and drinks will be Point Road, you can enjoy available for purchase. Happy Hour with $2 drafts Held at The Grove at Patri(until it runs out) plus drink ots Point, gates open at specials from Cuervo and 5:30 p.m. Tickets, which Captain Morgan. are on sale in all area First

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form a show appropriate for kids 5-10. And not to worry parents, they promise you plenty of laughs, too. At 1 p.m. Saturday, this interactive improv show will be performed for $5 at 280 Meeting St. (above The Bicycle Shoppe). Go to at www.theatre99. com or call 853-6687o.

Viewing party

On Sunday, Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, will show “Mac’n at the ’Drome: A Concert Film Experience.” This free documentary viewing party will feature food, beer and wine for purchase, in addition to live music from some of the INDIEcent Exposure film’s cast as well as a few File/WAde SpeeS/StAFF This Indie concert will fea- songs from the honoree, Patriots Point will be hosting a lot of action this weekture local singer Steven Fio- Mac Leaphart. end. re, with a band from Colum- Leaphart was diagnosed bia, The Lovely Few, opening with a brain tumor that up the night Saturday. required immediate and Federal offices and www. Pleasant Memorial WaHeld at The Hippodrome, invasive surgery, which left firstfederal.com, cost $15, terfront Park off Hallman a financial strain on the $10 for First Federal cusBoulevard. Beverages will be 360 Concord St., meet the tomers (in-bank purchase available for purchase. Gates musicians before sitting back local singer-songwriter. The documentary concert only) and $5 for children. open at 7 p.m., and the shag- and rocking out. Doors open at 7 p.m. The was filmed in January and Go to www.patriotspoint. ging begins at 8 p.m. Tickets Lovely Few takes the stage helped raise $10,000. org. are $10. Call 795-4FUN 8-9 p.m. Fiore will perform The event begins at (4386) or go to www.ccprc. 9-10 p.m. 5:30 p.m., and the movie z Shaggin’ on the Cooper: com. Tickets are $7 in advance, starts at 7:30 p.m. on the Also on Saturday, dance the outdoor screen. Go to cinenight away under the stars Improv for the Kids $10 at the door. Beer and wine will be available for barre.com. while enjoying live clasFor the first time in 12 purchase. Go to www. For more about Leaphart, sic oldies and beach music years, Theatre 99 will percharlestonhippodrome.com. go to www.macleaphart.com. by Local Motion at Mount


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Push-up competition aims to help more than physique Take inspiration for decking out your bike for the Glow Ride from this thermal image.

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he best single exercise has been the subject of debate for years, but the humble, old-school push-up often ranks among the best. It taxes the core, upper body and, for those who are strong enough, the push-up can be a cardiovascular challenge. In 2007, three local personal trainers — Ken Brown, Lee Lazarus and Meredith Nelson of Primetime Fitness — held a push-up contest among themselves (Nelson won) and raised about $7,000 for the local Boys & Girls Clubs. Since then, the grassroots challenge has grown slowly. Last year, the event featured 11 teams. And while the Boys & Girls Clubs closed in Charleston, the event has new organizers who are energized to make it bigger and to benefit another worthy cause: curbing South Carolina’s high school dropout rate. Mindelle and Loren Ziff have taken the event under their wing, recruited sponsors (MUSC Health and Piggly Wiggly) and renamed the event Push-Up & Up Charleston, with a goal to raise $100,000 for the Communities in Schools program. “It’s such an incredible and unique event,” said Loren Ziff, noting they wanted to incorporate fitness into an event targeting a serious problem in South Carolina. And while less than a third of the goal had been raised as of last week, their hard work appears to be paying off.

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Thirty six-person teams in three categories — school, open and competitive — already have signed up for the event Saturday morning in Marion Square. The school competition starts at 9:20 a.m. and lasts 20 minutes. The open and competitive contest starts at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 30 minutes. Late registration for teams will be 20 minutes before the start of each contest. While registration is $25 per person or $150 per team, participants are challenged to raise at least $1,000 or $1 per push-up. The Ziffs hope people won’t be intimidated about the challenge. After all, team members take turns doing push-ups. www.pushupandup.org

Participants are urged to deck out their bikes with lights. Glow sticks will be available for purchase. www.d2l.org

Rice Run

Kicking off Saturday’s festivities at the annual Colleton County Rice Festival is one of the most competitive small 5Ks in the Lowcountry, the Rice Run and Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday in Walterboro. Generous prize money draws fast runners from the area who often post times comparable to the much larger Turkey Day Run. Registration is $25. For more on the Rice Festival, see Pages 18-19. thericefestival.org

Walk for Rides

Remember the New Year’s Resolution Run? It has Another fun, albeit less morphed into a new event, physically challenging, event the inaugural Walk for benefitting children will Rides, at 10 a.m. Saturday in be Darkness to Light’s first Hampton Park. Registration Glow Ride at 8:30 p.m. Fristarts at 9 a.m. and is a miniday starting at the fountain mum donation of $10. in Marion Square. Money benefits The ride, which is part D2L’s ITNCharlestonTrident, effort to recognize National which provides safe, affordChild Abuse Prevention able transportation to the Month, will be 9-9:30 p.m. visually impaired and senior with an after-party at Leaf communities. Cafe + Bar, 15 Beaufain St. walkforrides.org

Glow Ride


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Blunt talks about her ‘Engagement’

By Joseph V. Amodio Newsday

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mily Blunt may have had a fairy-tale wedding, but Violet, her character in “The Five-year engagement,” sure doesn’t. The film, opening Friday, is a kooky cautionary tale from the creators of “Forgetting sarah marshall.” Violet and Tom (Jason segel, who co-wrote with director Nicholas stoller) can’t seem to get to the altar. Family and career issues crop up, not to mention all decent venues are booked ... unless they opt for sept. 11. mmm, don’t think so. This not-so-standard romantic comedy is the latest for Blunt, who has a varied resume, having starred in “The young Victoria,” “The Adjustment Bureau” and “The devil Wears prada.” As for her own nuptials? Blunt married “The office’s” John Krasinski in italy at George Clooney’s Lake Como place in 2010. Q: I must say, after seeing your performance here, it seems Meryl Streep has some competition. A: Riiiight.

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Violet (Emily Blunt) and Tom (Jason Segel) keep getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle in “The Five-Year Engagement.” A: it’s great. Usually the guy gets all the funny comedy set pieces, and the girl’s standing by — for some reason, wearing hot pants — going (she does her American accent), “oh, honey, you’re so weird.” i’m sick of reading scripts where the woman is objectified or just a bore. here, the female part is as active and outrageous as the guy.

Q: You’re balancing an acting career in your native Britain and Hollywood. Is the industry different there vs. here? Q: Well, she’s known for A: There’s more emphasis authentic accents, but we’ve never heard her do Cookie on it in L.A. you can feel Monster, right? It’s a funny the industry ... screaming from every corner of the city. scene, you mimicking There’s more irreverence Cookie. toward it in england. And A: That was my biggest fewer producers on set. (she challenge. (she laughs.) To chuckles.) probably a good make sure my vocal chords thing, y’know? weren’t ruined for life, with take after take. it was fun. Q: You’ve got some new Actually, the whole movie projects coming up, like reeks of originality. i know, the premise and poster seem “Arthur Newman, Golf Pro.” familiar: oh, a romantic A: That’s with Colin Firth. comedy. But the movie is it’s a strange, beautiful roadcharacter rich. trip movie, a dark comedy about a couple of social Q: You’re shot with an arrow, slammed by a car; I outcasts; and it’s the most don’t recall seeing an inge- challenging role i’ve ever nue so abused. played.

Q: And “Looper”? A: “Looper” is probably the coolest movie i’ve ever been lucky enough to be a part of. Q: Really? A: yeah, it’s crazy cool; a sci-fi thriller set in the near future. The shorthand premise is that time travel has been made illegal. And the only people using it are criminal organizations. They send their victims back in time to be disposed of by these hired assassins called “loopers.” Joe Gordon-Levitt plays an assassin. one day, his future self is sent back to him to be disposed of. Q: That’s Bruce Willis. A: And he lets his future self run ... and that’s where the trouble starts. it’s the most thrilling, fast-paced movie. Q: Are you one of the henchmen? A: i cannot say. Q: Aww, just like the salmon. You’re such a mystery. A: (she adopts a superdramatic tone.) i will not say. (she bursts out laughing.)


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When it comes to action, Statham’s a ‘Safe’ bet

By RogeR MooRe after killing a boatload of McClatchy-Tribune News bad guys. Service His bald skull and permastubbled face lean into the is Awesomeness, Jason camera like the athlete he Statham, has let it be was and is, bristling at the known that he chooses bit, ready to get on with his films based on the fight the serious citywide buttchoreographer the producwhipping he’s about to lay ers hire. often as not, that on the Russian and Chinese blows up in his face. mobs and New york cops on Why else would the Huthe take. man Bullet from Blighty end We meet Mei (Catherine up in dogs such as “War,” Chan), who is in a Russian “Transporter 3” and “Death mobster’s office. He wants Race”? something from her. A numBut with “Safe,” working ber. He says he’ll subject her with choreographer J.J. Per- to “one of those tortures you ry (“Haywire”), that strategy people are so famous for.” pays off. A slow-building Nobody in “Safe” is politiB-movie thriller, the plot is cally correct. And nobody nothing new for Statham. thinks anything of menacThere’s a girl in need of his ing a little girl. Mei is 11. protection from assorted Flash back to a year begangs of bad men. But the fore, when Mei was in a dialogue crackles with flinty Chinese school correcting one-liners. her teacher’s math. A Chi“Don’t lose sleep. He had it nese mobster (James Hong, coming,” he tells bystanders reliably evil) needs her as

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Jason Statham stars as Luke Wright in “Safe.” his courier. Numbers on a computer “leave a trail that’s easy to follow,” he purrs in Mandarin. Little girls who can remember long strings of numbers do not. Writer-director Boaz yakin (“Remember the Titans,” “Uptown girls”) keeps us off balance, spending much of

‘Band of Misfits’ misses the mark if you go

The Pirate Captain. And Darwin recognizes the Captain’s 1/2 (out of five stars) pet “parrot,” Polly, as somehere’s an inviolable law Director: Peter Lord and thing altogether more amazof animated films: The Jeff Newitt ing. She’s the last Dodo bird. more “names” you have caSt: The voices of Hugh Darwin talks The Pirate in the voice cast, the weaker Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Captain into sailing to you know your film is. Piven, Martin Freeman, Britain, under the nose of Aardman, those meticulous Anton Yelchin, Brendan pirate-hating Queen Victoria Brits who build clay modGleeson (Imelda Staunton), where els and painstakingly anirateD: PG for mild action, Darwin hopes to present the mate them into “Wallace & rude humor and some bird to The Royal Society. gromit” cartoons and the hit language So you’ve got pirates rough“Chicken Run,” tip their hand running time: 1 hour, ly 120 years after their heyday, that way with “The Pirates! 28 minutes and a scheming Darwin. Band of Misfits.” What DiD you think?: you’ve got other scientists, This pirate picture is too late Find this review at hoping to win acclaim with to the party to have much in charlestonscene. everything from airships to a the line of fresh pirate gags. com and offer your Rubik’s Cube. you have comIt is stuffed with voice actors, opinion. peting pirates, all swagger and from Hugh grant as The Piswordplay. What you don’t rate Captain to Salma Hayek, have is a lot of laughs. thing of a bust, even though Imelda Stanton, Anton Those of us who love Aardhis crew adores him. yelchin and Jeremy Piven. man will appreciate the gorAmusing in small doses, He figures he’s due for the geous attention to detail. But “Pirates” is the first Aard“Pirate of the year” award. “Pirates” plays like a fussy man film to suffer a serious But he’s always come up short film made by fussy little shortage of sight gags, the in the booty and pillaging fussbudgets, clever chaps all first where the whimsy feels department. wrapped up with making forced and the strain shows. And so it appears it will perfect Plasticine trees but Hugh grant’s Pirate Captain be in the 1837 awards, until who lose track of the forest: is all Hugh grant stutter and he captures Charles Darwin the funny movie that is sup“glittering eyes and glorious (David Tennant), a scientist posed to be animated around all this detail. beard.” As a pirate, he’s some- who craves fame as much as By RogeR MooRe MCT

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1/2 (out of five stars) Director: Boaz Yakin caSt: Jason Statham, Catherine Chang, Robert John Burke, James Hong rateD: R for strong violence throughout and for language running time: 1 hour, 34 minutes What DiD you think?: Find this review at charlestonscene. com and offer your opinion. the film’s first half-hour following Mei, winning sympathy for her plight. Shipped to America in the care of a murderous adoptive dad (Reggie Lee), she’s had to learn “business” the hard way — witnessing torture, murder, shakedowns and corruption.

Then there’s mixed martial arts cage fighter Luke (Statham), a man who has just crippled an opponent in the ring in a fight Luke was supposed to throw. The Russian gamblers plan elaborate punishment for him. They kill his pregnant wife and turn him loose, promising to murder anyone he gets close to, no matter where he goes. It’s a promise we see them keep. “If you stay here tonight, tomorrow we’re going to kill your landlady!” Mei slips free of her captors, but only temporarily. The Chinese Triads want her, and the Russian mob, and crooked cops playing both against each other, led by Capt. Wolf (Robert John Burke, menacing as all get out). That’s when Luke sees her and finds in her a purpose: keep her “Safe.” What we have here is basically an American “Trans-

porter,” with Statham caught up in the most jaw-dropping, quick-cut fights you’ve seen in years. He plows through Russians on the subway, Chinese gangsters in a casino and cops in between, on the mean streets, which he navigates with dazzling automotive dexterity. occasionally he stops long enough to make a threat. “I’m going to do things to you that make me ashamed to look at myself in the mirror,” he tells one villain. “When I’m done, you won’t even be the memory of a memory,” he promises another. The dialogue and the characters are better than the plot. And the fights are better than even the one-liners. Statham never phones it in, though his roles can seem to be one long version of the same guy: haunted and hunted, in need of a shave.


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Cusack’s Poe makes ‘The Raven’ never dull By RogeR MooRe McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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he image of edgar Allan Poe passed down to us is that of a dour, pale and morbid drunkard, a poet haunted by lovers who died in his arms. But he was also a playful wordsmith, an eviscerating critic, a man fascinated by cryptography (codes) and fond of dissections. That’s the Poe of “The Raven,” a fanciful, witty and suspenseful revision of Poe’s last days that is more entertaining than it has any right to be. Poe wore his hair a little long, and a mustache. But John Cusack gives America’s first great suffering artist an intellectual’s (or pseudointellectual’s) goatee, a cape and a lot of swagger, a cross between Lord Byron and Sherlock Holmes. The bottle is ever-present, the debts to his bartenders ever pressing. But not to worry. “I’ll be as flush as a sultan by dawn!” Another poem, story or review is due to be published by the one Baltimore newspaper that’ll have him. He’s not an easy fellow to tolerate, hurling “Philistine!” and “mental oyster” insults at one and all. No wonder the two-fisted Captain Hamilton (Brendan gleeson, in fine fury) refuses to let his daughter (Alice eve, beguiling as ever) marry this sharp-tongued wastrel. The fair emily, Poe’s last muse, has other ideas. Poe may be broke, but he is famous, he insists. He has invented detective fiction and the suspense thriller. Stories such as “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Tell-tale Heart” have ensured his legend, and that poem about the black bird comes to mind every time we see such birds in the dingy skies above 1840s Baltimore (actually, Budapest and Belgrade). Then people start dying. A pit and pendulum murder here, a victim possibly walled up in a sewer there. The detective (Luke evans, in a bland performance) recognizes them. Somebody is imitating the deaths in Poe’s fiction, and Detective Fields is “in dire need of your unwholesome expertise.” Not that Poe can be of much help. Until the killer, in a way the gam-

John Cusack (left) and Kevin McNally star in “The Raven.”

movie Review  (out of five stars) DiReCToR: James McTeigue CasT: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Luke Evans RaTeD: R for bloody violence and grisly images Running Time: 1 hour, 51 minutes WhaT DiD you Think?: Find this review at charlestonscene. com and offer your opinion.

bler Poe must appreciate, ups the ante. There’s a kidnapping. Clues among the murder victims will point to the correct story, the way the kidnap victim will die. Poe is trapped in a ticking-clock thriller of his own invention.

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what his fervid imagination has created, it works. Dread and foreboding hang over the film, which has the look of a graphic novel adaptation. There are dead spots in the narrative and dead weights in the cast (villain and cop are lacking), and the climax is anticlimactic. But the script, peppered with Poe references (some of which have to be explained to the audiCouRTEsy oF RELATiviTy MEdiA ence), is fun, especially for Poe Luke Evans (right) and John Cusack (second from right) question fans, who might be tempted to cast witnesses following a gruesome murder in “The Raven.” a jaundiced eye on this endeavor. Still, if the movies can give us H.g. Wells as a real time traveler (“Time Cusack, in the most dashing, without hope, the death without After Time”) and Abraham Linleast introverted role of his career, purpose.” coln as a vampire slayer (“Abrais a delight, manic one moment, Director James McTeigue (“V for ham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”), overwhelmed by regret in the Vendetta”) keeps the movie in mo- why not a Poe who is a lover, a next. “I’ve used up all my tricks,” tion, and as long as it’s in motion, virile man of action, an amateur he sighs, depressed at the killer’s with Cusack scrambling, deliversleuth who sacrifices all for art and “dreadful metaphors for life ing zingers and showing panic at love?


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Thursday, April 26, 2012: E11 SCORE: Out of 5 stars G: General Audiences PG: Parental Guidance PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned, some content unsuitable for children under 13 NR: Not Rated R: Restricted

Note: Dates and times are subject to change. Call the theater to make sure times are correct.

Opening The Five-Year Engagement R

A couple’s relationship becomes strained when their engagement is continually extended. CINEbARRE: Fri: 12:50, 3:50, 7:30, 10:20; Sat-Sun: 10, 12:50, 3:50, 7:30, 10:20; Mon-Thurs May 3: 12:50, 3:50, 7:30, 10:20 CITADEl: Fri-Thurs May 3: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:45 NORTHwOODS: Fri-Thurs May 3: 12:55, 3:50, 7, 9:40 TERRACE: Fri-Thurs May 3: 2, 4:15, 7:15, 9:30

One Piece NOT RATED

Anime adventure of the Straw Hat Pirates and their 17-year-old leader, Monkey D. Luffy, who eats a supernatural fruit and gains elastic abilities.

Take Me Home PG-13

Thom is an illegal taxi driver in New York City, and Claire hires him to drive her to California to see her ill father. PARk CIRClE: Sat: 8

Safe R

An ex-cage fighter helps a 12- yearold Chinese girl avoid the Russian mob and corrupt NYC cops. CINEbARRE: Fri: 1:20, 4:20, 7:35, 9:55; Sat-Sun: 11, 1:20, 4:20, 7:35, 9:55’ Mon-Thurs May 3: 1:20, 4:20, 7:35, 9:55 CITADEl: Fri-Thurs May 3: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30 NORTHwOODS: Fri-Thurs May 3: 1:15, 4:10, 7:20, 9:45

Playing 21 Jump Street R

PARk CIRClE: Wed: 8

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Young police officers pose as high school students.

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A crew of amateur pirates fail at plundering ships but end up with Charles Darwin, the last living dodo bird and a battle with Queen Victoria. CINEbARRE 2D: Fri-Thurs May 3: 1:30, 7:05 CINEbARRE 3D: Fri: 4:30, 9:20; Sat-Sun: 11:15, 4:30, 9:20; MonThurs May 3: 4:30, 9:20 CITADEl 3D: Fri-Thurs May 3: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:10 JAMES ISlAND 2D: Fri: 4:50; SatSun: 12:30; Mon-Thurs May 3: 4:50 JAMES ISlAND 3D: Fri: 7, 9:10; Sat-Sun: 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:10; MonThurs May 3: 7, 9:10 NORTHwOODS 3D: Fri-Thurs May 3: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:10

The Raven R

A young detective teams up with Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) to pursue a serial killer who is acting out the murders in the author’s stories. CINEbARRE: Fri: 1:05, 4:05, 7:25, 10; Sat-Sun: 10:35, 1:05, 4:05, 7:25, 10; Mon-Thurs May 3: 1:05, 4:05, 7:25, 10 CITADEl: Fri-Thurs May 3: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:30 NORTHwOODS: 1:20, 4:15, 7:15, 9:35

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CINEbARRE: Today: 1, 4, 7:20, 9:55; Fri: 1, 4, 7:40, 10:15; Sat-Sun: 10:25, 1, 4, 7:40, 10:15; Mon-Thurs May 3: 1, 4, 7:40, 10:15 CITADEl: Today-Thurs May 3: 1:15, 4:05, 7:05, 9:45 JAMES ISlAND: Today-Fri: 4:25, 7:20, 9:55; Sat-Sun: 1:35, 4:25, 7:20, 9:55; Mon-Thurs May 3: 4:25, 7:20, 9:55 NORTHwOODS: Today-Thurs May 3: 1:15, 4:05, 7:10, 9:45

Act of Valor R

An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a secret mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA agent and discover an imminent global threat.

NORTHwOODS: Today: 7:05, 9:45

American Reunion R

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Jim, Michelle, Stifler and their friends get together for their high school reunion.

CINEbARRE: Today: 12:55, 3:55, 7:40, 10:20 CITADEl: Today: 12:55, 4:05, 7:15, 9:50; Fri-Thurs May 3: 4, 9:20 JAMES ISlAND: Today-Fri: 4:15, 7:15, 9:50; Sat-Sun: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:50; Mon-Thurs May 3: 4:15, 7:15, 9:50 NORTHwOODS: Today: 1:05, 3:55, 7:10, 9:45; Fri-Thurs May 3: 4, 9:35

Bully PG-13

This documentary follows the lives of five high school students who are victims of bullying on a daily basis.

TERRACE: Today: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7:05, 8:50; Fri-Thurs May 3: 12:35, 2:10, 7, 8:45

Cabin in the Woods R

1/2 Bad things happen when five friends go to a remote cabin in the wilderness.

CINEbARRE: Today: 1:20, 4:20, 7:45, 10:05; Fri: 1:15, 4:15, 7:45, 10:05; Sat-Sun: 10:55, 1:15, 4:15, 7:45, 10:05; Mon-Thurs May 3: 1:15, 4:15, 7:45, 10:05 CITADEl: Today-Thurs May 3: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40 JAMES ISlAND: Today-Fri: 4:20, 7:10, 9:30; Sat-Sun: 1:25, 4:20, 7:10, 9:30; Mon-Thurs May 3: 4:20, 7:10, 9:30 NORTHwOODS: Today-Thurs May 3: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:20, 9:40

Chimpanzee

must compete in a televised survival game.

CINEbARRE: Today: 12:40, 3:45, 7:15, 10:20; Fri: 12:40, 3:45, 7:10, 10:15; Sat-Sun: 9:45, 12:40, 3:45, 7:10, 10:15; Mon-Thurs May 3: 12:40, 3:45, 7:10, 10:15 CITADEl: Today: 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5, 6:45, 8, 9:45; Fri-Thurs May 3: 2, 5, 8 CITADEl IMAX: Today: 3:55, 6:55, 9:55; Fri-Thurs May 3: 12:55, 3:55, 6:55, 9:55 HwY. 21: Today-Sun: 9:50; Thurs May 3: 9:50 NORTHwOODS: Today: 12:45, 2, 3:45, 5, 6:45, 8, 9:45; Fri-Thurs May 3: 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 JAMES ISlAND: Today-Fri: 4, 7, 10; Sat-Sun: 1, 4, 7, 10; Mon-Thurs May 3: 4, 7, 10

In Darkness R

Based on the true story in German Nazi-occupied Poland, a petty thief hides Jewish refugees in the labyrinth of the town’s sewers.

TERRACE: Today: 6:50; Fri-Thurs May 3: 3:45

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Lockout

This Disney documentary follows a 3-year-old chimpanzee as he gets separated from his troop and is adopted by a fully grown male chimpanzee.

A falsely convicted ex-government agent can regain his freedom if he rescues the president’s daughter.

CITADEl: Today-Thurs May 3: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7, 9 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 2:20, 4:50, 7:10, 9:25 TERRACE: Today: 12, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 7:15, 8:40; Fri-Sat: 12, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 7:15, 8:40; Sun: 12:30, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 7:15, 8:40; Mon-Thurs May 3: 12, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 7:15, 8:40

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax PG

1/2 A boy searches for the one thing that will win the affection of the girl of his dreams: a tree.

CITADEl: Today: 12:30, 2:40, 5, 7:50, 9:50; Fri-Thurs May 3: 12:30, 2:40 NORTHwOODS: Today: 12:30, 2:45, 5

The Hunger Games PG-13

 In a post-apocalyptic world, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen

PG-13

CINEbARRE: Today: 1:25, 4:25, 7:50, 10:10 CITADEl: Today: 1:15, 4:05, 7, 9:35 NORTHwOODS: Today: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:35; Fri-Thurs May 3: 1:10, 7

The Lucky One PG-13

A Marine returns to North Carolina after serving in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman in a photograph he believes was his good luck charm.

CINEbARRE: Today: 1:10, 4:10, 7:30, 10; Fri: 1:10, 4:10, 7:20, 9:50; Sat-Sun: 10:40, 1:10, 4:10, 7:20, 9:50; Mon-Thurs May 3: 1:10, 4:10, 7:20, 9:50 CITADEl: Today-Thurs May 3: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:20, 9:40 HwY 21: Today-Sun: 8; Thurs May 3: 8 JAMES ISlAND: Today-Fri: 4:30, 7:10, 9:40; Sat-Sun: 1:45, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40; Mon-Thurs May 3: 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 NORTHwOODS: Fri-Thurs May 3: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:40 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today:

1:40, 4:20, 5, 7, 7:40, 9:40, 10:05

Mirror Mirror

A Thousand Words PG-13

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After stretching the truth on a deal, literary agent Jack McCall learns a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word.

A comedy fantasy based on “Snow White” by the Brothers Grimm.

CINEbARRE: Today: 1:05, 4:05, 7, 9:30 CITADEl: Today-Thurs May 3: 1, 4, 7, 9:40 HwY. 21: Today-Sun: 9:50; Thurs May 3: 9:50 JAMES ISlAND: Today-Fri: 4, 6:40, 9; Sat-Sun: 1:20, 4, 6:40, 9; MonThurs May 3: 4, 6:40, 9 NORTHwOODS: Today: 1:10, 3:55, 7:05, 9:30

Project X R

Three high school seniors throw a birthday party to gain popularity, but things quickly spiral out of control. NORTHwOODS: Today: 9:40

The Raid: Redemption R

A SWAT team is trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his gang. TERRACE: Today: 9:15

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen PG-13

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A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help actualize a sheik’s vision of bringing flyfishing to the desert.

TERRACE: Today: 1:50, 3:50, 7, 9; Fri-Thurs May 3: 1:50, 4:10, 7, 9

Think Like A Man PG-13

Four diverse friends turn the tables on their women once they discover the ladies have been using the advice from Steve Harvey’s book on relationships.

CINEbARRE: Today: 12:50, 3:50, 7:25, 10:15; Fri: 12:55, 3:55, 7:15, 10:10; Sat-Sun: 10:05, 12:55, 3:55, 7:15, 10:10; Mon-Thurs May 3: 12:55, 3:55, 7:15, 10:10 CITADEl: Today: 1:05, 3:55, 7, 9:40; Fri-Thurs May 3: 1:05, 3:55, 5, 7, 8, 9:40 NORTHwOODS: Fri-Thurs May 3: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9:45

CITADEl: Today: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:20, 9:35 NORTHwOODS: Today: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30

The Three Stooges PG

In an attempt to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly stumble into a murder plot and onto a reality TV show.

CINEbARRE: Today: 1:30, 4:30, 7:05, 9:25; Fri: 1:25, 4:25, 7, 9:25; SatSun: 11:05, 1:25, 4:25, 7, 9:25; MonThurs May 3: 1:25, 4:25, 7, 9:25 CITADEl: Today-Thurs May 3: 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30 HwY 21: Today-Sun: 8; May 3: 8 JAMES ISlAND: Today-Fri: 4:10, 6:45, 9; Sat-Sun: 1:40, 4:10, 6:45, 9; Mon-Thurs May 3: 4:10, 6:45, 9 NORTHwOODS: Today-Thurs May 3: 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:25

Titanic 3D PG-13

 An epic story of romance and disaster on the ill-fated ship, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

CINEbARRE 3D: Today: 3:15, 7:35; Fri: 3:15, 7:50; Sat-Sun: 11, 3:15, 7:50; Mon-Thurs May 3: 3:15, 7:50 CITADEl 3D: Today-Thurs May 3: 12:30, 4:30, 8:30 CITADEl IMAX: Today: noon JAMES ISlAND 3D: Today: 5, 9 NORTHwOODS 3D: Today: 12:30, 4:30, 8:30

Wrath of the Titans PG-13

1/2 In this sequel to “Clash of the Titans,” Perseus must rescue Zeus from the underworld and overthrow the Titans.

CINEbARRE 3D: Today: 4:15, 9:35 CINEbARRE: Today: 1:15, 7:10 CITADEl: Fri-Thurs May 3:1, 6:45 CITADEl 3D: Today: 1, 4, 6:45, 9:10 NORTHwOODS: Today: 1, 4, 7, 9:20; Fri-Thurs May 3: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:30, 9:50 NORTHwOODS 3D: Today: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:30, 9:50

Azalea Square, 215 Azalea Square Blvd., Summerville, 821-8000 | Cinebarre, 963 Houston-Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, 884-7885 | Citadel Mall Stadium 16 with IMAX, 2072 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., 556-4629 | Highway 21 Drive In, Beaufort, 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, 800-326-3264 (dial 1415#) | Palmetto Grande, U.S. 17 North, Mount Pleasant, 216-TOWN | Park Circle Films, 4820 Jenkins Ave., Park Circle, North Charleston, 628-5534 | Regal Cinemas 18, 2401 Mall Drive, North Charleston, 529-1946 | Terrace, 1956-D Maybank Hwy., 762-9494 | Ivanhoe Cinema 4, Walterboro, 549-6400 | Northwoods Stadium Cinemas, 2181 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston, 518-6000


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Idle Hour serves up old favorites with nostalgia

By RoB young Special to The Post and Courier

If you go

sandwiches, big ol’ burgers and peach cobbler. WHat: Idle Hour Sides are plentiful, too, nyone with an appetite WHere: 1065 E. Montague ranging from lima beans for old, reliable provi- Ave., north Charleston over rice; a creamy, fine sions such as ham and Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. coleslaw; macaroni salad; cheese sandwiches, chili Monday-Saturday potato salad; macaroni and burgers, hamburger steak More Info: 747-3280 cheese; green beans; fries; specials and sweet tea is and cabbage. welcome at Idle Hour. As specials go ($7.50), the For that matter, so is anyFrom there, you’ve got a breaded shrimp are of the one with an appetite for courtside seat to watch the fantail variety, cooked in nostalgia. ladies of Idle Hour get after hot, deep oil, surfacing with owned by Dolly Frock, it, laying big patties on their tails connected. Idle Hour calls the olde the flattop grill, prying letIt’s a nice coating, and north Charleston Business tuce and pickles from clear the shrimp are fried just District home, just as it has plastic containers, plucking right. for decades. soft, juicy hot dogs from the But as far as favorites are A classic name for a classic stock pot and ringing up concerned, please consider place. customers. the hamburger steak. These The entrance leads to a Many of the plastic dishes are perfectly juicy and moist, narrow interior, memoraare cast in faded, pastel col- draped in onions and gravy bilia lining the walls, as the ors, the shade accounting for and fitted beside a pair of worn flooring gives way to timeless meals and succeed- pressed biscuits and choice Rob Young several booths and tables on ing washings. of two sides. The only thing The hamburger steak special, macaroni and cheese, and potato salad from the Idle the right and counter service The essentials are all here: better might be a nap afterHour. on the left. egg salad and tuna salad ward.

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Eli’s is setting the table for breakfast, lunch and dinner

By DeiDre Schipani Special to The Post and Courier

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oseph’s restaurant on Meeting Street closed in October. The property was acquired by the charleston hospitality Group, which includes Market Street Saloon, Tabbuli Grill, Toast and Whisk Bakery. Owner Sam Mustafa named the new restaurant for his son eli, and eli’s Table continued the legacy of Joseph’s with a strong breakfast and lunch menu and following. The footprint of the restaurant has not changed. But removing the awning has cleared the view for diners sitting near the streetside windows and presented the property with a new perspective on Meeting Street. a simple sign featuring a solitary fork surrounded by okra blossoms clearly identifies the restaurant’s location. The narrow entry entertains a host station and small bar. The walls are painted the color of squash, and in the evening, the space is transformed for dinner with the addition of tablecloths, white paper toppers and fresh flower blooms in bud vases. an outdoor courtyard is attractive. it is warmed by heaters and is the location of live jazz on the weekends. Visit the restaurant’s Facebook page to view the performers’ schedule. a narrow, open kitchen flanks one side of the restaurant, providing the live act that is restaurant cooking. This space flows into a larger prep area behind the tight grill line. industry veteran Brett McKee was brought into the organization of the charleston hospitality Group as a corporate chef and consultant to their restaurant and catering operations. Working with chefs eric Gaffin and Steven Jankowski, the trio launched dinner service at eli’s Table in January. The menu reflects much of McKee’s culinary heritage: the gorgonzola fondue

were on the dry side, but the addition of a marrow spoon was a nice touch. a sign of the season, soft shell crabs ($17.95) were available as an appetizer or entree portion. The dish was presented over a bed of spinach, grapefruit sections, paper-thin onions and fennel shavings with a beurre blanc sauce. The salad was haphazard at best, the fennel was missing and the dish was underseasoned, but the crab was fresh and the beurre blanc spot on. That kind of unevenness characterized much of what was coming from the kitchen. The servers were professional, patient and polite as preparations and presentations self-destructed. There also was a bit of the “Brett affect” going on, as this popular charleston AlYSSA MuRkiN/STAFF chef has many friends and Chefs Brett McKee, Eric Gaffin and Steven Jankowski launched dinner service at Eli’s Table in January. former customers, and they were all so happy to see him. That may have played with tini needed a little more lu(Osso bucco is one of the few the kitchen’s rhythm. brication from oil and more italian dishes that do pair Setting the “table” is the CuisinE: Eclectic American vegetarian dishes $14-$16, time on the grill to make its the protein and carbohyeasy part; “serving” the table CatEgory: Neighborpasta $15, sides $4, desserts description accurate: “grilled drate together). The polenta, is the challenge. here’s hophood Favorite crostini.” seasoned with asiago cheese ing that the success that eli’s $7-$11. LoCation: 129 Meeting The flavors of a panzanella and sage, was mild in flavor Table experiences at breakvEgEtarian oPtions: fast and lunch will translate St. salad ($9) bore witness to and uneven in texture. The Yes, including vegan and PhonE: 405-5115 another hand in the kitchen: veal shanks, usually a succu- to efficiencies on the dinner gluten-free hours: Weekdays, break- WhEELChair aCCEsa balanced vinaigrette, lent morsel of braised meat, side. fast 7-11 a.m. and lunch crunchy cucumbers, red and sibLE: Yes 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; dinner yellow tomato wedges and bar: Yes Tuesday-Saturday 5 p.m. fresh basil anointed the notParking: Street and until; brunch Saturdayquite dried enough bread garages Sunday 7 a.m.-3 p.m. othEr: Courtyard dining; chunks with flavor and sass. Food: 1/2 Vegetarians will appreciate jazz on the weekend; spesErviCE:  a menu of eggplant parmecialty dinners and special atmosPhErE: 1/2 events; twitter, Facebook, san ($16), grilled portobello PriCE: $-$$$$$ newsletter, online reserva- “steak” with a cannellini Costs: Appetizers $6-$12, tions, catering. Reservabean fricassee and braised soups and salads $6-$9, tions suggested on week- greens ($14) and the latest entrees $14-$36, vegan and ends. darling of the restaurant vegetable cycle: cauliflower “steak” ($14), in which thick ($8) served with bacon, sign by Facebook. slices of the vegetable are fried potato wedges, crosThe appetizer menu is grilled or roasted. eli’s Table tini and apple slices; lobster diverse and offers a balpresents the seared and macaroni and cheese ($24); ance of meat, seafood and browned cauliflower slice both chicken and eggplant vegetables. Grilled calamari over a bed of roasted tomato parmesan ($16); and an appealed ($10). it was nice to and basil sauce with an egg18-ounce bone-in rib eye see humble squid prepared plant caponata garnish. even ($36). McKee continues without a veil of fried batter, carnivores will enjoy this as the use of social media to and the thoughts of gara shared side. develop his menus, and the lic- and lemon-infused oil With McKee in the kitchen, six-layer chocolate cake with with parmigiano shavings osso bucco ($24) seemed like mocha buttercream and a resonated. The dish, howa good entree choice even shooter of ice cold milk ($11) ever, was underseasoned and though it was partnered with bear witness to a menu deunevenly grilled. The crospolenta rather than risotto.

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By DeiDre Schipani Special to The Post and Courier

Culinary festival

The Sanctuary at Kiawah island Golf resort will host a weeklong culinary fete May 4-6. expect to see some of the world’s iconic vintners bringing their wines and expertise to the fourth annual Gourmet & Grapes culinary extravaganza benefitting the hollings cancer center at the Medical University of South carolina. The weekend kicks off with the signature reception and distinctive multicourse dinner paired with excellent wines, featuring row eleven Winery, heitz Wine cellars and Trinchero Wine estates. an all-star team of noted chefs of the Southeastern region amplifies the blacktie dinner, staged in The Sanctuary’s Ocean room. The Ocean room is the only steakhouse in the U.S. to earn Forbes Four Star and aaa Four Diamond ratings. For more information on File/Wade SpeeS/StaFF Gourmet & Grapes, go to Get your fill of grapes, the liquid variety, at the Gourwww.gourmetandgrapes. met & Grapes fundraiser for MUSC’s Hollings Cancer com. Center.

Craft brewery

eurasia cafe and Wine Bar will host Victory Brewing company for craft Brew night 6-9 tonight at 915 houston northcutt Blvd. in Mount pleasant. The cost is $32, plus tax and gratuity. call 606-2616 to reserve. www.eurasia.com

Raising the bar

high cotton is now offering happy hour deals, which include $5 wine, cocktail and appetizer specials created by chef ramon Taimanglo. This menu is served in the bar area from

4 to 7 p.m. Follow high cotton on Facebook to see the daily special. high cotton, at 199 east Bay St., also offers live music daily. Go to the website, www.mavericksouthern kicthens.com, for times and artists.

New Folly coffee cafe

Tides hotel recently converted its Sugar Shack to Poogan’s promotion roasted, a coffee cafe servpoogan’s porch announced ing the Starbuck’s brand of the promotion of Terell ham coffee. They are open daily from assistant general man- 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Tides is at ager to general manager. 1 center St., Folly Beach. ham has been working at poogan’s porch since august Meals, deals, steals Try lunch at 24 north 2010. he previously worked Market, the student-run resas food and beverage man-

Moxie Fridays in

ager of pavilion Bar and Grille 225, both in Market pavilion hotel, and as hotel room coordinator of the charleston Marriott. www.poogansporch.com

taurant at The international culinary School at The art institute of charleston. Students in their final quarters in the culinary programs handle kitchen duties and front-of-house hospitality under the watchful eye of the chef faculty. plus, the public gets to sample the delicious results. The restaurant 24 north Market is open 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. prices are $12 ($10 for students, faculty, staff and alumni) for three courses and include tax and a beverage. reservations are suggested. For more information and reservations, call 727-3500 or email 24northmarket@ aii.edu.

Looking for space

The Square Onion Too at 411 coleman Blvd. has closed. its sister property remains at 18 resolute Lane in i’On. Square Onion Too outgrew it space. Owners cary and Mary Zapatka are looking for a new location.

Flavors of Vietnam

charleston Banh Mi has leased space at 162 Spring St. Look for iconic VietnameseFrench sandwiches on the menu. an opening date has not been set.

Fill’er up

Liberty Tap room & Grill at 1028 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount pleasant will host “Growler hour Saturdays,” where you can receive $9.95 Liberty Brew growler fills (no purchase necessary) or $6.95 growler fills (with the purchase of an entree). The “hour” is 11 a.m.3 p.m. call 971-7777 or go to www.libertytaproom.com.

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


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Pop culture artist Peter Max has produced a series of Lady of Liberty pieces. He was instrumental in getting Lee Ioccoca interested in helping restore the statue.

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A recent painting is this one from the image on Taylor Swift’s new album cover.

Peter Max comes to Charleston

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ow many people can say that their artwork was put on a Continental Airlines super jet and a Woodstock stage? For the past 40 years, Peter Max has had shows all over the world, from smaller, more intimate ones to record-breaking-attendance one-man museum shows. He’s painted several presidents and a number of celebrities. In 1981, he became known as “America’s Painter Laureate” for the six Statue of Libertys he painted at the White House. He’s also been dubbed a pop icon, a neo-Fauvist and abstract expressionist. “Peter Max was to art what The Beatles were to music. As The Beatles sang of the surreal characters in ‘Sergeant

Max (left) and Ringo Starr gave a piano painted by Max to MusicCares, an organization that raises money to help take care of aging musicians. The piano raised $175,000. Pepper,’ Max’s bold beautiful colors painted a world of cosmic fantasy,” said publicist Allison Zucker-Perelman of the Relevant Communications firm. Clearly, Max has led an interesting life, and he’s very much still painting and wowing folks the world

over with his vibrant, iconic works. Just recently, a piano he painted for Beatle Ringo Starr was donated to MusiCares, an organization that raises money to take care of aging musicians. The piano, which was signed by the artist, Starr

and Paul McCartney, was auctioned off for $175,000. At the moment, he has been touring various cities unveiling new works of art, and he’s stopping in Charleston this weekend. Please see pool, Page E17


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A piece from the Charleston Artist Collective show “Local Color.” Artist Collective’s new show, “Local Color.” Karis Art & Design GalAs the name suggests, lery, based out of Hilton these are works inspired by Head Island, will be hosting what we have the privilege of his works a little south of living around every day in us as well as in Charleston. Charleston. The old Kress Building on Expect to see works by Wentworth Street is being Susie Callahan, Lynne transformed into a pop-up Hamontree, Mary Hoffgallery to show some of his man, Ann Keane, Anne newest works. Darby Parker, Dee Schenck “This exhibit features Rhodes, Zach Collins and paintings of the magnificent Whitney Kreb. PGA favorites, celebrity The Collective donates 15 portraits, the iconic images percent of any works sold of the Earth Day Series, the “to a local charity, and the Statue of Liberty, Max’s faproceeds from this show will mous ‘Flag’ pieces, ‘Umbrel- be donated to the Footlight la Man’ and the prestigious Players. In the past year, the 10-Cent Stamp bearing the Charleston Artist Collectitle ‘Preserve the Environtive has raised more than ment.’ There will also be pre- $20,000 for local charities,” sentations of never-beforeorganizer Allison Williamseen celebrity portraits,” son said. Zucker-Perelman said. These Call 513-2893 or go to works are all for sale. www.charlestonartistcollecThis could be a once-in-a- tive.org. lifetime chance to meet this Chamber concert rock star painter in person On Saturday, Chamber as the Karis Gallery brings Music Charleston will perthis extremely special but form the final concert in the brief four-day opportunity Kuhn & Kuhn Law Firm to town. Memminger Concert Series, Exhibit previews begin tonight and the exhibit ends “A Celebration of America.” Not only will this be a Sunday. This weekend, he great opportunity to listen will make a special appearto some really beautiful ance 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the gallery and noon-3 p.m. American music, but CMC has taken it a bit further by Sunday. Enthusiasts and collectors encompassing visual art into are invited to attend. RSVPs the mix. “In addition to the perare requested. Call 888-513-8385 or go to formance by musicians of CMC, select pieces will have www.karisartgallery.com. a visual connection to art‘Local Color’ work projected onto a screen This evening, pop by the above the musicians,” said Footlight Theatre on Queen Sandra Nikolajevs, director Street to see the Charleston and founder. pool, from E16

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String quartets, flutists, bassoonists, trumpets and even a short piece by elementary school students will be part of the show. I’m particularly excited to hear dear friend and composer Trevor Weston’s “Messages” for string quartet, flute, bassoon and trumpet. Nikolajevs explains, “ ‘Messages’ is an original work inspired by the painting ‘Seeking’ by Jonathan Green, the nationally recognized artist whose artwork celebrates Gullah culture. ‘Seeking’ recalls the Gullah rite of passage into the church and adulthood that requires young teens to go into the woods to find their spiritual being. The youth then returns to the elders to be examined and, if accepted, baptized into the church. ‘Messages’ by Trevor Weston draws its inspiration from ‘Seeking’ and the traditional shout and response rhythms prevalent in traditional Gullah music.” The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and guests are welcome to enjoy the preconcert picnic atmosphere in front of the stage inside the Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. There will be wine and bistro boxes available for purchase. The hourlong concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for bistro table, $25 for general theater seating and $5 for student tickets. Bistro boxes must be ordered in advance. Call 763-4941 or go to www.chambermusic charleston.org.


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MYCHARLESTONWEEKEND

Rice Festival

Colleton County celebrates its rich heritage and the contributions made by the rice cash crop with this arts and cultural festival. Friday-Sunday, enjoy familyfriendly activities, including an arts-and-crafts area, rides, food court, a pageant and parade, magic shows, music shows, a car show and more. Held at the Welcome Center just off Interstate 95, prices for this event vary. Go to thericefestival.org for details.

Beach Music on the Boardwalk The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., will hold its annual fundraiser 6:30-9:30 tonight. Dance the night away to live beach music by the Ocean Drive Party Band, indulge in boardwalk-style eats, bid in a live auction and watch roller derby demos by the Lowcountry Highrollers. Tickets are $75 for member, $80 for nonmember. Check out www. charlestonmuseum.org or call 722-2996, ext. 235, for more information.

Santee Birding and Nature Festival

Running FridaySunday, this event offers an array of wildlifeoriented field trips and workshops with something for everyone. Offering wildlife watching and natural history opportunities, the festival this year has expanded to include trips to the ACE Basin and Cape Romain. Brush up on your bird watching and butterfly identification FILE/STAFF skills, learn about reptiles and amphibians, partici- A painted bunting pate in wildlife photography workshops and backyard habitat workshops, and so much more. For information on events and pricing, check out www.fws.gov/santee/bird_fest.html.

Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival

Park Circle community Mixson (off Mixson Avenue) will host this event in partnership with the Charleston Animal Society 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Bring your fourlegged furball (on a leash, of course) and enjoy a canine costume contest, obedience events, live music and more. Vendors will be set up, and food and drinks will be available for purchase. Also on site will be animals available for adoption. For information, email events@mixson.com or call 259-8705.

Lions Car, Bike Show James Island Charter High School, 1000 Fort Johnson Road, will host this car and bike show. With more than 60 registering last year, they’re hoping for a larger turn out this year. Advanced registration costs $10, day-of is $15. Held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, the event also will feature adoptable pups from Pet Helpers. Go to jics.org/car for more.

Carolina Dirt Fair A celebration of local agriculture, gardening and the food of the South will be held Friday-Sunday at various locations throughout Charleston. A Kick-Off Cook-Off will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Grow Food Carolina. At 7 p.m. Saturday, James Island County Park will host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival featuring films covering a variety of topics concerned with the future of sustainability. The main event, the Dirt Fair, will be noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Mullet Hall on Johns Island. Celebrating local foods, workshops on gardening, backyard chickens, composting, canning and more will be held. For information on all events and pricing, go to carolinagreen fair.com/dirt-fair.

Dog Days

Champagne Party to Benefit CF FILE/STAFF

The highlight of Fleet Week will be Sunday at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, off Hallman Boulevard, with the boat parade passing right off the pier. Celebrating 25 years, Charleston’s shrimpers and fishermen will be honored 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. with live music, children’s activities, a shrimp-eating contest, a shag contest and, of course, plenty of seafood. For more information on this free event, call 884-8517.

At 6:30 p.m. Friday, gather in the courtyard at 3 Chisolm St. for this semi-formal champagne party featuring La Bubbly. The event is all about raising awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis. An after-party will be at Pane E Vino, 17 Warren St. Go to brentapace. com/champagneparty for details.

Preservation Party

Show of Strength Art Show + Fundraiser This second annual event benefiting Integrative Cancer Care will take place in the Pearlstine Healing Gardens at the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, 86 Jonathan Lucas St. From 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, check out artwork by local artists, enjoy live music by The Jerry Cooper Band and pianist Nancy Wallin, and dig into the sushi bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 7922000 or go to www. integrativecc.com for more info.

This annual event put on by the Preservation Society of Charleston will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Nosh on hors d’oeuvres and sip on cocktails while enjoying live music. Also bid on items in the silent auction; funds raised support Seven to Save, an annual outreach program to raise awareness and support for seven preservation projects, representative of seven broader issues in Charleston and the region. Tickets are $65 for members, $75 for nonmembers. Go to www.preservation society.org for details.

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Bunnies and Bluegrass Children’s Festival This second annual event at Irvin-House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island, promises a hoppin’ good time. From 1-5 p.m. Saturday, kiddos can meet a miniature cow and other adopted animals, they also can enjoy an egg hunt, fun with hula hoops, games, face painting, balloon artist, jump castle and more. Adults can check out the craft vendors and enjoy music by the Hungry Monks. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to picnic; food will be available for purchase. Admission is $10 per car. Call 559-6867 for details.

Moulin Rouge Charity Auction The Charleston Concert Association will hold its first fundraiser auction at 6:30 tonight at the Mills House Hotel Main Ballroom, 115 Meeting St. Break out your best Moulin Rouge attire and enjoy food, drinks and live entertainment, all while participating in live and silent auctions. Tickets are $75. Get more information at www.charlestonconcerts. org/moulin-rouge-charityauction.


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Jami Batchelor cheers for local band Madam Adam during 98RockFest last year at the Ladson fairgrounds.

98 RockFest wins over fans with music, beer By Devin Grant Special to The Post and Courier

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f you live anywhere in the vicinity of the exchange Park in Ladson and the windows on your house begin to rattle Friday afternoon, don’t worry, it most likely isn’t an earthquake. Starting at 3 p.m., local radio station 98 rock will launch the 2012 installment of 98 rockFest. it is the sixth year that the popular local radio station has held the event, which brings an impressive lineup of bands to the exchange Park for a day of hard rock goodness. The ticket price of $33 gets

you access to 13 bands on two stages. Participating bands include Sevendust, Halestorm, Lacuna Coil, adelitas Way, trivium, art of Dying, Madam adam, Otherwise, Soulicit, Souls Harbor, Superbob, For What it’s Worth and Sheldon. in addition to the bands, there will be a number of vendors onsite selling food, nonalcoholic drinks, beer and other items.

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The organizers of 98 rockFest are trying something a bit different this year by holding the event on a Friday instead of a Sunday like in past years.

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talking to 98 rock program director Matthew Potter as he greeted listeners during a remote broadcast in West ashley last week, he said that there were several reasons for the change. “The shows have always been great,” Potter said, “but since we’ve held the event on Sunday in the past, we have always received a certain amount of complaints about it being on a Sunday, and having to get up and go to work the next morning after partying all day. So this way folks get to come out to the show and be able to sleep Please see Rock, Page e21

What: 98 RockFest When: 3 p.m. Friday Where: exchange Park, 9850 U.s. Highway 78, ladson Price: $33 For more inFo: www. my98rock.com

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Rock, from E20 in the next morning.” Potter also said that with the logistics involved in getting that many national and international touring bands together, Friday was the best day to hold the event. Potter also revealed that syndicated morning show host Bubba the Love Sponge will attend Friday’s show along with some of his sidekicks. The station carries the “Bubba the Love Sponge Show,” which is based in Tampa, Fla., live each weekday morning.

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When asked who he was most excited about seeing live, Potter said, “Sevendust is always incredible live, and they have some new music coming out, so we’ll get to hear some of the new stuff. “We’re excited about local acts like Madam Adam and Souls Harbor, as well as our Battle of the Bands winners, Sheldon and For What It’s Worth. “Trivium is the heavy, heavy stuff for our heavy metal fans, Adelitas Way is sick ... and Lacuna Coil has a huge underground following.” The members of Lacuna Coil hail from Milan, Italy. The band formed in 1994 and has sold more than 2 million albums worldwide since then. Part of Lacuna Coil’s appeal comes from its unusual sound, due largely to the vocals of Andrea Ferro and Cristina Scabbia, who was originally a backup singer for the band until Ferro and his bandmates decided to try something different. “Back in 1996, it was not very common to have a band with two lead singers,” Ferro said. “We tried (Scabbia)

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“I woke up with my headphones on, spinning around. Luckily, it was really early and there was no traffic, so we kind of slid into a huge embankment of snow.” Gould said that work on the new album was going very well. The locals “We took the last half of Another band on the bill last year off,” he said. “At Friday has roots in the the beginning of this year, Lowcountry. we started writing pretty “We all grew up together hard-core. We don’t know in Summerville,” said Scott whether it’s going to be an Gould, singer/guitarist for album or an EP yet, but we Madam Adam. “We have have some new stuff, and I been playing together since think we’re going to try to play at least one new song on we were about 15 years old, Friday at the show.” and we are celebrating our 15th year together. It’s been a The material the band is recrazy ride. We’ve been lucky cording will be used to shop for a producer. Gould adthat life hasn’t interjected vised that no one had been too much.” selected yet, but that they’re Madam Adam played 98 talking with another notable RockFest last year. At the local, Eric Bass, who plays time, the band was newly in the band Shinedown and signed to Roadrunner Records and was the first band also happens to own Ocean File/staFF to play that day. Industries, a recording stuThousands of heavy metal fans packed into the Ladson fairground last year. dio on James Island. Speaking to Gould last “Yeah, Bass and (Eric) week while the band was Rickert and Jeff (Leonard). I recording material for its think they are going to take out as a lead singer, and it festivals better in Europe. It’s going to have will be a half- next album, it became eviworked great, so we decided much more organized over hour or 45 minutes,” he said. dent that Madam Adam has care of it when it’s time,” Gould said. traveled a long way since to have her as a proper lead there for festivals.” “I think we’ll do a selection Like Lacuna Coil, Madam then. Though they haven’t singer. It opened up so many Lacuna Coil has been of more of the new songs gone outside the U.S. yet, the Adam has had the pleasure more possibilities for the on its current tour for the with some of our more faband.” past several weeks on a mous older songs included.” members have toured across of touring with at least one of the other bands on Frithe country, going as far The band’s sound is a mix trek that started in Mexico In January, the band reday’s bill. away as Seattle. of alternative and gothic City, went down to South leased “Dark Adrenaline,” “We toured with Adelitas “Yeah, we’re huge grunge metal, and hearing Ferro America, then back up to and some fans have said that fans,” Gould said. “We went Way last year, and those and Scabbia exchange vocals North America for dates in the new album sounds difon a song makes it clear why California, Washington and ferent from previous Lacuna to Kurt Cobain’s house and were really cool guys. It will stood on the driveway, then be good to hang out with the band has such a loyal fan Colorado before heading to Coil releases. we had four days to get back them on Friday just like old base. South Carolina. “I think we’ve been able to Pennsylvania to start an- times.” Speaking with Charleston “We’ve been playing a lot to combine the signature When asked whom he was other tour.” Scene by phone last week, of older material during the sound of Lacuna Coil from most excited about seeing Gould also recounted Ferro said that shows have shows on this tour to start previous albums,” Ferro perform at 98 RockFest, been going well in the U.S. with an acoustic set in the said, “but there is also a very how during the drive back Gould said, “I’m really lookacross the country, the but that it is a bit different middle, then a mix of old modern approach to the ing forward to Sevendust. from playing in Europe. and new material.” music. We wanted an album band’s van hit a patch of “I think that most of the But Ferro said that since that was contemporary, but black ice early one morning, I’ve never seen them live, and I’ve been listening to and the passengers found difference is that in America Friday’s show gave the band also one that represented there is more of a rock ’n’ roll less time onstage than in a well where we were coming themselves spinning around their music for a while.” No matter what your taste helplessly. lifestyle going on,” he said. headlining gig, things would from.” in hard rock, 98 RockFest “We spun out in the “I like playing in concert be a bit different. Ferro said he was looking has something for just about middle of nowhere close halls and coliseums here in “With the fest (in Charles- forward to performing in every metal fan. the U.S., and like playing ton), I think the set we’re the Lowcountry at 98 Rock- to Butte, Mont.,” he said. Fest, especially since Lacuna Coil had played with at least one of the other acts in the past. “We played with Hailstorm about three years ago,” he said. “They opened for us at a few shows.”


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Jonny Corndawg

By Matthew GodBey Special to The Post and Courier

Coheed and Cambria

The fact that Coheed and Cambria has been around for 17 years is almost hard to swallow; there may even be a deafening ring of reality in your mind if you remember when the prog-rock group first began making waves all those years ago. The realization of the band’s longevity also leaves the impact of its creative boldness reverberating within your thoughts. The New york-based band was born in the small space between grunge’s collapse and nu-metal’s rise, a culturally rich or devoid birthplace, depending on your perspective. and while it does meander into the mutual gray areas of both genres, Coheed and Cambria has largely managed to avoid being pegged as either. The band’s fifth album, 2010’s “year of the Black Rainbow,” debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. The band is touring in prepara-

Coheed and Cambria tion for its latest album, which is due out later this year. Coheed and Cambria will perform Monday at the Music Farm, 32 ann St., with Pianos Become the teeth and Moving Mountains.

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tickets are $21 in advance, $23 the day of the show and are available online at www.etix.com or at the door. doors open at 7 p.m. Go to www.musicfarm.com or call 5776989.

he’s from, not surprisingly, Nashville, tenn., and Jonny Corndawg might just save country music. he’s a throwback, sure, but that’s what has everyone in such a tizzy. he takes listeners back to country music’s roots, back when it was happy to be sad and sang so seriously about silliness. In a time of stuffy hipsters, auto-tuned pop stars and melodramatic country singers, Jonny Corndawg brings us back to our earthly, good-natured disposition. he tells us about how good the life of a bear is and how godly it is when a Ford man turns to Chevy, all in a spirit channeling equal parts hank williams and Buddy holly with a modern americana twist. Jonny Corndawg is touring with Charleston’s own Shovels & Rope behind his full-length album, “down on a Bikini Line.” Shovels & Rope, The Royal tinfoil and Jonny Corndawg will perform Friday at The Pour house,

1977 Maybank highway. tickets are $12 in advance, $15 the day of the show and are available online at www.etix.com or at the door. Go to www.charlestonpourhouse.com or call 571-4343.

Connor Donahue

Local singer-songwriter Connor donahue will celebrate the release of his debut album, “Sway,” on Monday night. donahue’s 10-song album mingles styles ranging from ambient, droning art rock to more upbeat indie rock. The newcomer received plenty of help from Charleston-area musicians. Joel hamilton produced and performed on the record while Josh Kaler mixed the album. other guests include elise testone, Lindsay holler, Nick Jenkins, Micah Nichols, tyler Ross, Jack Burg, Stuart white, william Moore and others. donahue will perform Monday with Punks and Snakes at the tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Road. There is a $5 cover charge at the door. Call 571-0775.


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Moxie Fridays in

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Forget any of the hype you may have heard about Alabama Shakes, which seems to be the darling of the moment in the indie rock world. So often hype is just what it sounds like; unnecessary bluster about a band meant to build it up to be bigger than it actually is. The truth is that Alabama Shakes doesn’t need hype. For once, the music itself does all the talking and backs up that talk with action. We’ll start with lead singer Brittany Howard, who possesses a voice that is otherworldly. It sounds as if she took the essence of Tina Turner, Big Mama Thornton and Janis Joplin, mixed them in a shot glass, lit the concoction on fire and downed it. This isn’t the sort of voice you get by practicing in front of the mirror. No, Howard was born with that incredible set of pipes. As for the rest of the band, one can hear the ghosts of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Detroit and Memphis blues echoing throughout songs such as “I Found You,” “Rise to the Sun” and “I Ain’t the Same.” My personal favorite track on this near-perfect album is “Heartbreaker.” As Howard sings her lament of love gone wrong over the band’s slow jam, you can hear the pain and longing in her voice. If she isn’t drawing from some previous life experience and is instead simply acting like a spurned lover, then Howard is an actress to rival all the greats.

California 37/Columbia

Best of Kokua Festival/Universal Republic

Prior to releasing its last album, “Save Me, San Francisco,” in 2010, Train was a band on the decline. Its members had taken a hiatus following the release of a poorly received album in 2005, and the band had taken to playing state fairs to stay visible. But thanks to the success of “Save Me, San Francisco’s” leadoff single, “Hey, Soul Sister,” Train soon was back on top and enjoying the good life. Now comes “California 37,” the ever-crucial “can we keep the momentum going?” release. The album’s first song, “This’ll Be My Year,” is a dreadful retread of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” so much so that Joel should consider legal action against the song’s name-dropping history lesson lyrics. The music improves somewhat after that with songs such as “Drive By” and “Feels Good at First,” but then things quickly descend into cornball territory with the mariachi-flavored “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” as well as the sickeningly sweet “You Can Finally Meet My Mom.” The title of that song alone should tell you all you need to know, but just in case, there are references to Bieber fever, Steve Jobs, Whitney Houston, Andre the Giant and The Undertaker contained within. “Mermaids” is even worse, sounding like some sort of Enrique Iglesias castoff. Obviously, there is going to be a certain segment of the music-listening public that will like the music here. And to that I say to each his own. But Train has done much, much better with much, much less in the past.

If ever there was someone who attempted to use his musical gift to give back to his community, then it would have to be Jack Johnson. The surfer and filmmaker got into music seriously while in college and has since become internationally known for his laid-back acoustic music. For the past six years, Johnson has been holding an annual fundraising concert in his home state of Hawaii. The Kokua Hawaii Foundation benefits Hawaiian schools and communities, and thanks to Johnson’s influence, the annual concerts have been able to attract an impressive array of artists. “Best of Kokua Festival” collects some of the top moments from the past six years on a single CD. Johnson starts things off with a simple “Better Together,” followed by him and Ziggy Marley tackling “Cry Cry Cry.” Elsewhere, Johnson, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds perform a lovely version of Jimmy Buffett’s “A Pirate Looks at Forty,” while Eddie Vedder and Kawika Kahiapo lend a hand on “Constellations,” and Jackson Browne has some fun with The Eagles‘ “Take It Easy.” One of the best moments on the CD comes when ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro assists Johnson with his song “Breakdown.” Other artists who show up to play here include Taj Mahal, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Ben Harper and Willie Nelson. If you’re looking for laid-back island jams to play at the beach this summer, then this is the album. You almost expect sand to pour out of the CD case when you open it.

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Charleston Craft Beer Week kicked off April 22 with the Bark for Your Brew event at The Joe. Events continue through Sunday with the SweetWater Music Festival finale 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium. For information on events, go to www.charlestoncraftbeerweek.com. For more photos from Bark for Your Brew, go to charlestonscene.com. PhotograPhs by Marie rodriguez

Five-year-old schnoodle Roxy came prepared for the weather in her rain slicker and hat.

Two-year-old blue Chihuahua Hagrid drinking some suds.

Alej Vera, Venessa Osborne and Hayleigh Osborne with Hagrid, Link, Albus and Warwick.

Brett Bauer and Nicole Montey with Rigley.

Even dogs got in on some of the action.

Taylor and Adam Crews with Sass.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012: E25 For more weekend events, go online to www. charlestonscene.com.

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N. Charleston Exhibit

What: “Inspirations: Photographs of the Lowcountry” by Lyn Calahorrano, on loan from the S.C. State Museum Traveling Exhibition Program, features places and faces of South Carolina’s Lowcountry through the lens of photographer Lyn Calahorrano. When: Through April 30 Where: North Charleston City Gallery (in the Charleston Area Convention Center), 5001 Coliseum Drive Price: Free admission/free parking More info: 740-5854 or http:// bit.ly/culturalarts

Life of Robert Smalls

What: The Charleston Museum hosts the traveling exhibit “The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls.” Coordinated by

the South Carolina State Museum, the exhibit was curated by Drive Helen Boulware Moore with research done by Drive W. Marvin Dulaney. The exhibit will be in place on the 150th anniversary of Smalls’ commandeering of the CSS Planter in which he sailed the vessel, with his family and several others aboard, past five Confederate batteries and out to the Union blockading fleet. When: On view through June 19 Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Price: Museum admission varies More info: 722-2996 or www. charlestonmuseum.org/exhibitsupcoming

‘Houdini Vs. Doyle’

What: The Karpeles Manuscript Museum is hosting an exhibit during the first trimester of the year. The exhibit will run through April. It consists of two dozen items that

focus on the relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the famous magician Harry Houdini. Free parking and admission. When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through April 27 (closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays) Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St. Price: Free More info: 853-4651

Where: Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle Price: Free More info: 740-5854 or http:// northcharleston.org

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N. Charleston Market

What: The North Charleston Farmers Market takes place every Thursday through Oct. 25. The market offers an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce, and features art and craft booths, food vendors and entertainment. Enjoy live music every first, third and fifth Thursday and visual art demonstrations by local artists every second and fourth Thursday. When: Noon-7 p.m. Thursdays April 19-Oct. 25

The deadline for items is Friday at 5 p.m. the week before the event or concert takes place. Items should be submitted online at events.postandcourier.com. Items submitted after the deadline will not be printed. For more information, call 937-5582.

Today Larry Ford and Co.

What: Piano and saxophone. When: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Halls Chophouse, 434 King St.

Soul Fish

What: The band will perform immediately following Team Trivia. When: 7 p.m. Team Trivia, 9 p.m. Band Where: Trayce’s Too Neighborhood Grille and Pub, 2578 Ashley River Road Price: No cover charge and drink specials.

Friday Graham Whorley

What: Rock and funk guitar.

When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Juanita Greenberg’s Nacho Royale, 410 W. Coleman Blvd.

Friday Night Live Music

What: Come out for a drink, food and live music on the patio. When: 6-10 p.m. Where: Coosaw Creek Crab Shack, 8486 Dorchester Road

Anthony Owens

What: Rock/beach/pop. When: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Halls Chophouse, 434 King St.

Stratton Lawrence

What: Live acoustic music. When: 7 p.m. Where: Salty Mike’s Bar, 17 Lockwood Drive

Classic Memories Big Band Swing

What: Instructor Stephen Duane teaches an intermediate and beginner swing dance lesson, followed by a dance party. When: Intermediate lesson, 7:15 p.m.; Beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; Dance party, 8:45 p.m.

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Senior Wine Club

What: Join the wine club for a relaxed, social evening. The feature includes Spring Wines from Trader Joe’s. Register in advance. When: 5:30-7 p.m. Where: Lowcountry Senior Center, 865 Riverland Drive Price: No charge, but participants take turns purchasing the wines to be tasted each month, as well as snacks. More info: 762-9555 or www. lowcountryseniorcenter.org

CSO Mixed Ensemble

What: The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents a mixed ensemble chamber concert as a part of the Daniel Island Chamber Music series. When: 7 p.m. April 26 Where: Providence Baptist Church, 294 Seven Farms Drive Price: $15 More info: 723-7528 or www. charlestonsymphony.org

Shakespeare’s Birthday

What: The Charleston Renaissance Ensemble celebrates Shakespeare’s birthday with readings by author Bernard Cornwell and music from the time. Since 1977, the Renaissance Ensemble has shared their passion for early music with Charleston and the world. They

clubs, from E25 Where: Spirit Moves Studio, 445 Savannah Highway Price: $10 More info: 557-7690 or www. roaringtwentieshotjazzdanceclub. com

The Cool

What: Pop, rock, dance and party covers. Where: Blue’s House of Wings, 1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

Cotton Blue

What: Live blues music. When: 7-10 p.m. Where: Aroma’s, 50 N. Market St.

James Slater Trio

What: Live jazz music. When: 7-11 p.m. Fridays Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More info: 724-3815 or www. mavericksouthernkitchens.com/ highcotton/charleston/news/

Cherry Bomb

What: Party rock from the ’80s to today. Where: Wet Willies, 209 E. Bay St.

Nathan Calhoun

What: Jam/acoustic/folk rock. When: 9 p.m. Fridays Where: Folly Beach Crab Shacks, 24 Center St.

have been featured at Spoleto and the National Cathedral. When: 7 p.m. April 26 Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Price: $15 More info: 1-888-718-4253 or www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Sound Of Charleston

What: Experience music of Charleston’s past from gospel to Gershwin, Civil War and light classics. When: 7 p.m. March 30, 7 p.m. April 12, 7 p.m. April 19, 7 p.m. April 26, 7 p.m. April 28 Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. Price: Adults $28, seniors $25, students $16, children 12 and under free More info: 270-4903 or www. soundofcharleston.com

‘Catholic School Girls’

What: The Crabpot Players present the comedy “Catholic School Girls” at Pure Theatre. When: 7:30 p.m. April 26, 27, 28 Where: 477 King St. downtown Price: $15-$18 More info: 410-8886 or www. crabpotplayers.com

Friday Fine Art and Craft Co-op Gallery & Sale

by this local artist cooperative. A range of pieces including paintings, prints, sculpture, fine crafts, jewelry, fiber art and more will be available for sale. The public is invited to a free reception hosted by the artists 5-8 p.m. May 9 during the North Charleston Arts Festival Art Walk. When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 26 Where: The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave. Price: Free admission/free parking More info: 740-5854 or http:// bit.ly/culturalarts

Stand Against Racism

What: The YWCA of Greater Charleston invites local residents, schools, organizations and businesses to join this year’s Stand Against Racism. In addition to celebrating diversity with speakers and multicultural entertainment, the annual observance will feature participants in a dramatic human chain at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge to help increase awareness about prejudice in society. When: 3:30 p.m. April 27 Where: St. Julian Devine Community Center, One Cooper St. Price: Free More info: 722-1644 or www. ywca.org/charlestonsc

What: Rock/classic rock. When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Sand Dollar Social Club, 7 Center St. Price: Free

Top Jimmy

What: The band will perform their “Timeless Top 40s” show. When: 7 p.m. Where: Plan B, 3025 Ashley Town Center Drive Price: $5 More info: (845) 222-7223 or www.portauthoritybandsc.com

What: Classic/grunge rock. When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Trayce’s Too Neighborhood Grille and Pub, 2578 Ashley River Road Price: No cover and $4 Jager, $2.50 fireballs all night long

What: Pop, rock, dance and party covers. Where: Moonshine Saloon, 216 Myers Road

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Cotton Blue

The Cool

What: Alternative/metal rock. When: 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Where: The Strike Zone at Dorchester Lanes, 10015 Dorchester Road Price: Free

What: Live music with Gator Rob & Detroit Debbie. When: 7 p.m. Where: Med Bistro, 90 Folly Road Blvd.

Fowler’s Mustache

What: Live jazz music. When: 7 p.m. Saturdays Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More info: 724-3815 or www. mavericksouthernkitchens.com/ highcotton/charleston/news/

What: A fusion of rock, blues, folk, jazz and funk. Where: Wild Wing Cafe, 36 N. Market St. More info: 722-9464

Saturday Sweetgrass

What: A blend of folk, country and contemporary bluegrass. When: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Morgan Creek Grill, 80 41st Ave. Price: Free

Port Authority Band

What: Instructor Stephen Duane teaches an intermediate and beginner swing dance lesson, followed by a dance party. When: Intermediate lesson, 7:15 p.m.; beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; dance party, 8:45 p.m. Where: Spirit Moves Studio, 445 Savannah Highway Price: $10 More info: 557-7690 or http:// roaringtwentieshotjazzdanceclub. com

Youth Companyr

What: The Charleston Youth Company, a performing group for grades 3-12, presents its spring spectacular. Act I, “Imagination,” takes a journey into a child’s imagination for a fun-filled adventure. Act II is CYC’s version of “How to Succeed in Business” and gives a look into the business world of the 1960s. When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. April 27 and 28 Where: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Price: $15 More info: 766-4007

‘God of Carnage’

What: The South Carolina premiere of the hit Broadway comedy “God of Carnage.” It is the story of two married couples who meet

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Neverthaless

Big Band Swing

Frank Duvall Trio

The Tommy Ford Band

What: Ken Waters and Gary Zink on vocals. Open to the public. When: 8 p.m.-midnight Where: VFW post 3142, 3555 Dorchester Road Price: $5

Sara Smile

What: Acoustic classic rock and

pop music. When: 9 p.m.-midnight Where: Folly Beach Crab Shack, 24 Center St.

Neverthaless

What: Rock/classic rock. When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Sand Dollar Social Club, 7 Center St. Price: Free

Sound Dogs

What: Alternative/metal/jam/ rock cover band. When: 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Where: The Strike Zone at Dorchester Lanes, 10015 Dorchester Road Price: Free

Of Good Nature

What: Rock/reggae/funk band from Charlotte, N.C. Where: Wild Wing Cafe, 36 N. Market St. More info: 722-9464

Sunday New South Jazzmen

What: A trad jazz band that plays a variety of teens and twenties standards during brunch. When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More info: 724-3815 or www. mavericksouthernkitchens.com/

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The Bill Show

What: Every Sunday, come in and enjoy live music. When: 3-6 p.m. Where: Folly Beach Crab Shack, 24 Center St.

Shrimp City Slim

What: Lowcountry blues duo (piano/harmonica). When: 6 p.m. Where: Lucy’s Red Sky Grill, 1001 Landfall Way Price: Free

Whiskey Diablo

What: Variety of tunes from Elvis, Sinatra, CCR, gypsy jazz and blues. When: 6-10 p.m. every Sunday Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More info: 724-3815 or www. mavericksouthernkitchens.com/

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to sort out a playground fight between their two sons. At first, niceties are observed, but as the evening progresses and the rum flows,the gloves come off and the night become a free for all. When: 8 p.m. April 27-28, May 3-5, 5 p.m. April 29 Where: The Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman Blvd. Price: $27 for adults, $25 for seniors $20 for students More info: 856-1579 or www. villageplayhouse.com

Robert Ivey Ballet

What: Robert Ivey Ballet proudly presents “A Spring Celebration.” A charming collection of classical ballet and lyrical dance, to include the third act of “Coppelia,” classical ballet’s greatest comedy, a story of mistaken identity and a beautiful mechanical doll. When: 8-9:30 p.m. April 27 and 4-5:30 p.m. April 28 Where: Burke High School Auditorium, 244 President St. Price: $15 (discounted to $10 for seniors and students) More info: 556-1343 or www. robertiveyballet.net

Improv Smackdown

What: Improv Smackdown is the improv show at Theatre 99 where the audience is the judge. It’s based entirely on audience suggestions. At the end of Improv Smackdown, there is an intermission, and the second act is a fastpaced, long-form improv set. When: 7 p.m. April 27 and May 18 Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Price: $10

Saturday Yard And Craft Sale

What: Check out the crafts and bargains at this event being put

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Ted McKee & Friends

What: Join Ted McKee and various pickers perform live music. Where: D.D. Peckers Wing Shack, 1660 Savannah Highway Price: Free

Plane Jane

What: Seven-piece party band playing hits from the sixties to the present. When: 11 p.m. Where: Wild Wing Cafe, 36 N. Market St. More info: 722-9464

Monday Blue Monday at the Bistro

What: Lowcountry blues pianist/ singer Shrimp City Slim performs in cool and funky bistro setting. When: 7 p.m. Mondays Where: Med Bistro, 90 Folly Road Blvd.

on by the Parent-Teacher-Student Association. When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: C.E. Williams Middle School, 840 Butte St. More info: 763-1529

Classical Kids Concert

Price: Free

Open Mike Night With David Grunsta

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Where: Folly Beach Crab Shack, 24 Center St.

David Landeo

What: Acoustic/electric rock. When: 7 p.m. Where: Red’s Ice House, 98 Church St. Price: Free

Tuesday James Slater Trio

What: Live jazz music. When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More info: 724-3815 or www. mavericksouthernkitchens.com/ highcotton/charleston/news/

TrickKnee Duo U.S. and internationally. Nakatani recently launched the Nakatani Gong Orchestra. The orchestra presents performances that use five performers, often employing 8-10 gongs onstage as Nakatani conducts the ensemble. His compositions are enhanced by Nakatani’s involvement in assembling or hand-making all stands, bows and mallets. When: 7 p.m. April 28 Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Price: $15 More info: 888-718-4253

What: The Chamber Music Charleston Classical Kids Concert opens with an introduction to the musicians of the string quartet followed by a selection of sing-along songs. Flutist Regina Yost then joins the quartet for a special performance of Arthur Foote’s Nocturne and Scherzo with original artwork prepared by Orange Grove Elementary Charter School students. The program concludes with Margot Raven’s story about three children who set a special white table in memory of service members fallen or missing in action When: 1-2 p.m. April 28 Where: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Price: $10 adults, $5 children 3-16, free for children under 3 More info: 763-4941 or www. chambermusiccharleston.org

What: Shows at Theatre 99 are improv parties where audience members laugh until it hurts. Come loaded with suggestions for the quick-witted Theatre 99 ensemble members, who will take your suggestions and rock out hilarious unscripted scenes. When: 7 p.m. April 28, May 5, May 19 Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Price: $10

Aquarium Gala

Sunday

What: The S.C. Aquarium will host its annual Gala: An Evening in Madagascar. An event dedicated to worldwide conservation, the evening will allow guests to feel as if they have traveled to the island and back in one night with themed cocktails, seated dinner, an Environmental Stewardship Awards presentation, theatrical performances and, new to the evening, an After Affair inside the aquarium. The gala is black-tie. Where: 100 Aquarium Wharf More info: 579-8541

Nakatani Gong

What: Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani has bowed gongs for more than 10 years, and has toured and performed all over the

Improv Riot

Fashion, Beauty Expo

What: The seventh annual Lowcountry Exposure Fashion And Beauty Expo features two days of fashion and beauty events includes students and professional hair competitions; Lowcountry Stars Pageant for children; model training workshop; The Red Carpet Glam Designer and Talent Showcase; professional hair battle; high school hair/nail competition; and professional continuing education class. A $1 donation from Fashion Show tickets will be donated to St. Jude’s Hospital. When: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. April 29 and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 30 Where: Charleston Area Convention Center, 5055 International

What: Acoustic rock with Matt and Fred. When: 8 p.m. Where: Trayce’s Too Neighborhood Grille and Pub, 2578 Ashley River Road Price: No cover and all night drink specials.

Fire and Ice Karaoke

What: Karaoke with DJ Wild Bill. When: 9 p.m. Where: Wet Willies, 209 E. Bay St. Price: No cover More info: 826-2193 or www. facebook.com/Fire-Ice-Karaoke

Wednesday Anne Caldwell and Larry Ford Trio

Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More info: 724-3815 or www. mavericksouthernkitchens.com/ highcotton/charleston/news/

Blvd. Price: Advance $15 at door $20 student $25 adult More info: 737-0927 or www. lowcountryexposure.com

Oyster Roast

What: St. Paul’s Exchange Club will host this event with all-youcan-eat oysters and hot dogs. Proceeds will support youth programs and child abuse pevention programs in St. Paul’s Parish. When: 3-6 p.m. Where: Bowen’s Island, 1800 Bowen’s Island Road. Price: $20; $10 for children under 10 More info: 889-1365

A Prelude to Piccolo

What: The program will include chamber music highlights from the Spotlight Concert Series and the Piccolo Spoleto Jazz Series, presented by the city of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the town of Kiawah Island Arts Council. When: 4 p.m. Where: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway Price: Free and open to the public. More info: 768-9166

Monday, April 30 Men’s Chorus

What: The Charleston Men’s Chorus rehearses weekly at 5:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church choir room, downtown at 142 Church St., second floor. New members are welcome and should call prior to attending a weekly rehearsal to schedule an audition. When: 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 12 Where: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 142 Church St.

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Dave Landeo

What: Acoustic/electric rock. When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Where: Red’s Ice House, 1882 Andell Bluff Blvd. Price: Free

Jordan Igoe

What: With Aaron Firetag and Jessica Daisi. Acoustic/folk/rock. Where: Juanita Greenberg’s, 439 King St.

Jeff Bateman

What: Acoustic rock/funk. When: 7 p.m. Where: Lucky’s Southern Grill, 1271 Folly Road

New South Jazzmen

What: A trad jazz band that plays a variety of teens and twenties standards. When: 8 p.m.

Where: Osteria La Bottiglia, 420 King St.

Jeff Houts

What: Acoustic classic rock and reggae. When: 9 p.m. Where: Folly Beach Crab Shack, 24 Center St.

Thursday, May 3 Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise

What: Lowcountry blues quartet Shrimp City Slim will perform and food provided by Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ. When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Carolina Belle, 10 Wharfside St. Price: $39.95 More info: 722-1112 or www. charlestonharbortours.com

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Wednesday ‘Behind Bars’ for MDA

What: Business and community leaders will be “arrested” and hauled off to “jail” to raise “bail” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Funds raised will be donated to help fund research for a cure, as well as benefit more than 300 families in the Lowcountry area by providing assistance in the purchase and maintenance of wheelchairs, leg braces and speech communication devices, MDA clinic visits and a weeklong summer camp for children and young adults living with muscle disorders. When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: The Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau St. More Info: 556-3654

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Walterboro Criterium

What: This annual professional bicycle criterium will return with Olympians and national champions in town for races through the streets of downtown Walterboro. There will be children’s, amateur and masters races, and special needs bikes will be awarded through the Little Red Dog Foundation and the Walterboro Fire Department. When: 4-11 p.m. Where: Downtown Walterboro, East Washington Street PrIce: Free More Info: 538-4353 or www. walterborosc.org

Senior Wednesdays

What: RiverDogs Senior Wednesdays: All fans 65 and older will eat free as they will receive a free hot dog, soda and chips for coming to midweek RiverDogs games. When: 7:05 p.m. May 2 Where: Riley Park, 360 Fishburne St.

PrIce: $5+ More Info: 723-7241 or www. riverdogs.com

Laugh for a Lincoln

What: Two to three acts of improv comedy for $5. Arrive by 7:30 p.m. for tickets. When: 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 26 Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. PrIce: $5 More Info: 853-6687 or www. theatre99.com

Thursday, May 3 ‘Avengers’ Marathon

What: Cinebarre will host the biggest weekend in its history in the Lowcountry. It will kick things off on May 3 with an all-day marathon of Marvel movies: “Iron Man” at 10 a.m., “The Hulk” at 1 p.m., “Iron Man” 2-3:30 p.m., “Thor” at 6:30 p.m., “Captain America” at 9 p.m. and capped off with the midnight

premiere of “The Avengers” at 12:01 a.m. Vintage toys and comics will be for sale, video gaming booths will be set up, there will be food and drink specials all day, and all encouraged to dress up as favorite Marvel heroes or villains. When: 10 a.m. May 3 Where: 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd. PrIce: $40 More Info: 216-2690 or www. cinebarre.com

Sam Helfrich

What: The Spoleto USA Wide Angle Lunch is led by acclaimed theater director Sam Helfrich, who directs Philip Glass’ new opera, “Kepler,” at the festival this year. The opera is a portrait of astronomer Johannes Kepler, whose findings on planetary motion led him to a harmonic explanation of the universe and natural world. Glass’ composition captures these celestial harmonies, and Helfrich will give insight into the joys and chal-

lenges of bringing this production to America for the first time. When: 12:30 p.m. May 3 Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. PrIce: $20-$25 More Info: 888-718-4253 or www.wideanglelunches.org

Blue Grass Music Benefit

What: Concert will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Purchase tickets at Encore Music, 1233 Ben Sawyer Blvd. When: 3 p.m., May 3 Where: Cooper River Room at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, Harry M. Hallman Jr. Boulevard PrIce: $25 More Info: 971-0774

Eco Bridal Event

What: Charleston’s first Eco Bridal Guide and Film Gala will highlight local businesses that are mindful of using organic and sustainable materials for weddings and other occasions. There will be live music by The V-TONES, Gregory Guay, Chouette Noir and the Shrimp Records family band including Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. The event will include a Lowcountry boil from The Smoking Pot, vegan bites from Bull Street Gourmet, local food from Maya Morrill and sweet treats from WildFlour Pastry. Ice Box will provided drinks. When: 6-9 p.m. May 3 Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road. PrIce: $30 in advance, $40 at the door

Blues and BBQ Cruise

What: Come aboard the Carolina Belle for the Sunset Blues and BBQ Cruise series. Partnership of Shrimp City Slim, Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ and The Bridge at 105.5 for the Charleston Harbor Tours event. The cruise boards at 6:30 and leaves at 7 p.m. to return at 9 p.m. Boarding is at the Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St. Where: Carolina Belle, 10 Wharfside St. PrIce: $39.95 More Info: 722-1112 or http:// charlestonharbortours.com/special-events-blues-barbeque.cfm

Thirsty Thursdays

What: RiverDogs Budweiser Thirsty Thursdays: $1 beverages in the Ashley View Pub presented by 95SX. Returning this year, DJ Natty Heavy will be spinning tunes throughout the game. When: 7:05 p.m. May 3 Where: Riley Park, 360 Fishburne St. PrIce: $5-plus More Info: 723-7241 or www. riverdogs.com

‘Dinner With Friends’

What: “Dinner With Friends” is a 2000 Pulitzer Prize winner directed by Lon Bumgardner. It is a story of four friends — Karen, Gabe, Tom and Beth — and their lives as married couples. When: 7:30 p.m. May 3-5, 10-12,

17-19; 2:30 p.m. May 13, 20 Where: Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 Society St. PrIce: $20/15/10 adult/senior/ student More Info: 704-996-7037 or www.thresholdrep.org

Friday, May 4 N. Charleston Arts Fest

What: Annual event highlights national, regional and local artists/performers in dance, theater, music, film, and visual and literary arts. Main Event on May 5 and 6 at Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, offers free admission/parking to 40+ performances; judged art, photo and craft shows; gem show; kids’ activities; antique show, art and craft booths and more. Free/ticketed events during the week: street dances, concerts, plays, art walk, kids shows, a National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit and Grand Finale with fireworks. When: Various events May 4-12 Where: Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, 5001 Coliseum Drive PrIce: Free and tickets events More Info: 740-5854 or www. northcharlestonartsfest.com

Lou Ferrigno

What: Vintage toys and comics will be for sale, video gaming booths will be set up, and there will be food and drink specials all day. All are encouraged to dress up as favorite marvel hero or villain. Lou Ferrigno (the original Incredible Hulk) will make a guest appearance May 4 at the opening day of “The Avengers.” He will be available to sign autographs, take pictures and do interviews. When: 6:30 p.m. May 4 Where: Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd. PrIce: $10 More Info: 216-2690 or www. cinebarre.com

Gourmet & Grapes

What: The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort hosts the fourth annual Gourmet and Grapes benefiting the Hollings Cancer Center, this year featuring chef Sean Brock of McCrady’s and Husk and friends. Weekend-long cuisine and wine event will feature a gala on the Atlantic, leading chefs of the Southeast and the finest wines from around the world. When: 6:30 p.m. May 4, noonmidnight May 5, 11:30 a.m. May 6 Where: The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, One Sanctuary Beach Drive

Cinco de May’all

What: The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary presents the second annual Cinco de May’all event, a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Live music by the Groove Junkies and a special musical guest. A festive evening of food, music, games and prizes, live and silent auctions with local media celebrities. Tickets are at www. cincodemayall.com. All proceeds

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Saturday, May 5

benefit My Sister’s House of North Charleston. When: 7-10:30 p.m. May 4 Where: Goldbug Island, Ben Sawyer Boulevard Price: $30 per ticket available online More info: www.cincode mayall.com

Cinco de Mayo

Theatre 99 Improv Jam What: This fast-paced show takes audience suggestions and spins them into hilarious scenes. You never know what’s going to happen. When: 7 p.m. May 4 Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Price: $10

Fireworks Friday

What: The RiverDogs Red Shirt Fridays makes a return as fans who wear red to the ballpark receive $1 off their ticket and then may donate those savings to a military family in need presented by 103.5 FM WEZL. Every Friday will be punctuated with postgame fireworks. Boy Scout Night: Scouts of the Lowcountry will receive recognition and be treated to an overnight campout at The Joe following the May 4 game. When: 7:05 p.m. May 4 Where: Riley Park, 360 Fishburne St. Price: $5-plus More info: 723-7241 or www. riverdogs.com

‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’

What: A fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. Situations from the time-tested, 2,000-yearold comedies of Roman playwright Plautus are combined with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of the beautiful but slow-witted courtesan, Philia, for his young master in exchange for his freedom. When: 8 p.m. May 4-5, 10-12, 1719, 3 p.m. May 6, 13, 20 Where: The Footlight Players, 20 Queen St. Price: Adults $30, seniors $25, students $20 More info: 722-4487 or www. footlightplayers.net

‘Rocky Horror’

What: “Rocky Horror Picture Show” shadow cast performance by BackRow productions. Survival kits available at door. All are encouraged to come dressed and ready to participate. When: 11:30 p.m. May 4 Where: Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Price: $6.60 More info: 216-2690 or www. cinebarre.com

What: Wine and Design in Mount Pleasant will “paint it forward” as they host a Cinco de Mayo artistic fundraiser benefiting MUSC Children’s Hospital. Wine and Design is partnering with Firefly and Irvin-House Vineyard for this special painting class. Participants will have the chance to paint the famous Destination Vacation on wood while overlooking the vineyards. There will be music, food from Farm on Fire and tastings of Firefly Spirits and Irvin-House wine. When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 5 Where: Irvin-House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw. Price: $50 More info: 388-7857 or www. wineanddesignsc.com

House Tours

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Henry Hill

What: Henry Hill will be in attendance for the Goodfellas Gangster Gala. Activities kick off at 5 p.m. with Mafia wife and mistress makeovers, wiseguy cookoff, Mafia car show and Goodfellas cover band, and all are encouraged to dress up in Mafia gear. Hill will be available for interviews, pictures, autographs and memorabilia. The evening will end with the playing of the movie “Goodfellas” on the large outdoor screen. When: 5 p.m. May 5 Where: Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Price: Free More info: 216-2690 or www. cinebarre.com

RiverDogs Go Local

What: The Preservation Society of Charleston will host special neighborhood architecture tours in the Upper Peninsula of Charleston. The featured neighborhoods are Wilson’s Farm. The tours of will be self-paced and include the interiors of at least eight architecturally significant early 20th-century houses. Proceeds support the society’s Seven to Save program. When: 2-5 p.m. May 5 and 6 Price: Tickets: $30 for members, $35 for general admission; weekend passes: $50 for members, $60 for general admission More info: 722-4630 or www. PreservationSociety.org

What: Fans who are tri-county residents save $1 at the box office. In addition, the first 1,000 fans at every Saturday game will be treated to free giveaways. This year’s freebies consist of All-Star Game caps, a Charlie T. RiverDog pillow pet case and RiverDogs tube socks. When: 7:05 p.m. May 5 Where: Riley Park, 360 Fishburne St. Price: $5+ More info: 723-7241 or www. riverdogs.com

Kentucky Derby Party

What: Watch Brittlebank Park transform into Charleston’s ultimate Sunday brunch spot. Eat, dance, drink and play on the Ashley Riverbank with help from food trucks, live music, local beer, bloody mary and mimosa bars, beer pong and cornhole. Families, frisbees, chairs, blankets and dogs are encouraged. Proceeds benefit the cancer outreach programs of “Awaken the Dragon,” a documentary film featuring local cancer survivors. When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 6 Where: Brittlebank Park, 1 Lockwood Drive Price: $5 admission, free parking; food/drinks sold separately

What: Join Charleston Stage for the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” The Kentucky Derby Day Party will include food and drinks provided by the resort, including the derby’s signature mint julep, a silent auction, games, a ladies “Best Hat” and gentleman’s “Best Dressed” contests and more. When: 4-7 p.m. May 5 Where: 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant Price: $50 More info: 577-7183 or www. charlestonstage.com and click on the event under latest news.

Night at the Races

What: The Junior League of Charleston presents Charleston’s own Kentucky Derby Party, Night at the Races. There will be live coverage, music by the Gin House Boys, Firefly Sweet tea bourbon mint juleps, American Spirit Whiskey brown mules, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Junior League of Charleston’s efforts against hunger and homelessness in the community. When: 4-8 p.m. May 5 Where: The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium, Club Level, 4th Floor, 69 Hagood Ave. Price: Individual/$75, couple/$125

Sunday, May 6 Brunch on the Bank

Art and Opera

What: Charleston Chamber Opera and the Gibbes Museum of Art are partnering for an afternoon of art and opera. Performed in conjunction with the exhibition “Places for the Spirit: Traditional African-American Gardens of the South” as a backdrop, Charleston Chamber Opera presents “Songs for the Spirit: Opera and the African-American Experience.” The operatic performance showcases excerpts from Scott Joplin’s opera “Treemonisha” as well as additional selections from AfricanAmerican composers. When: 3 p.m. May 6

Where: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Price: $15-25 More info: 722-2706, ext. 22, or www.gibbesmuseum.org/ events

‘All Creatures’

What: The Taylor Festival Choir will present “All Creatures,” a concert featuring songs about animals great and small. The concert is dedicated to Ellen Dressler Moryl, director of cultural affairs for the city of Charleston and avid animal rights activist. A portion of the proceeds from “All Creatures” will benefit animal societies in the greater Charleston area. When: 4 p.m. May 6 Where: 150 Meeting St. Price: $15 general admission, $10 student (with ID) More info: 740-502-7326 or www.taylormusicgroup.org

Monday, May 7 ‘I Will Reflect’ Launch

What: This “Melanoma Monday,” join The Spa at Charleston Place in the fight against melanoma, arming attendees with information and tips for safe sun habits. The swimwear fashion show will feature models from Tout Models and Talent Agency, hair by Article 5 salon, in addition to other retailers and vendors that will be announced as the event date approaches. When: 6-8:30 p.m. May 7 Where: Charleston Place Hotel, 205 Meeting St. Price: Free, with suggested $10 donation More info: spa@charlestonplace.com, www.charlestonplace.com/web/ocha/spa.jsp or 937-8522.

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ACE’S ON BRIDGE

By BOBBY WOLFF

Yaniv Zack of Israel reached four hearts in today’s 2011 Yeh Brothers Cup deal. West led the club queen, ducked all around, then helpfully shifted to a spade to the king, ducked, followed by a spade to declarer’s ace. Now Zack passed the heart 10 successfully. He repeated the heart finesse, took the diamond finesse, cashed the diamond ace and queen, and crossruffed with his remaining trumps. He ended up taking six trump tricks, three diamondtricksandthespadeace. Had West covered the heart 10 with the queen at trick four, the crossruff fails. But there is still a route to success. When in dummy at trick four, lead a diamond. If East plays low, you put in the jack, draw

a second round of trumps with the jack, and play a second diamond, ducking East’s king! East is endplayed, forced to lead a club, and you now have an extra winner and just enough entries to unscramble them. Equally elegant,ifEastputsupthediamond king on the first round to avoid this endplay, you win, cash the heart jack, ruff a club, take the heart king, and lead a diamond to the queen. In the four-card ending, dummy has a card in each suit, while you hold two spades and two diamonds. Youleadtheclubkingandpitch a spade, forcing East to win and return a club, exercising a suicide squeeze on his partner as you pitch a second spade.

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ToDAY’s horosCoPE ARIES (March 21-April 19): Curb your response. You don’t want to come across as unpredictable or difficult to deal with. Emotions will be hard to control.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make changes that enhance your position. You can do things your way if you can prove you have a better strategy in place.

TAURUS (April 20May 20): Do something nice for someone you love and you will get something nice in return. Aggressive pursuits will pay off.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You have the knowledge and expertise to turn any situation in your favor. Get busy making things happen.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Do something that will lift your spirits or build your confidence. Avoid emotional situations that can lead to unfounded guilt.

LIBRA (SEpT. 23OCT. 22): You’ll have plenty to think about when it comes to partnerships. Iron out any problems before you move forward or spend money that can add to your stress.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll find it hard to keep the peace. Take the high road and focus on creative projects that will enhance the way people view you and what you have to offer.

SCORpIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): Invest in a plan that allows you to use your skills strategically. Networking will lead to an opportunity to expand something you are already interested in pursuing.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21): Put more time and effort into your home. It’s important that you are on the same page when it comes to personal changes that can alter your lifestyle. CApRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): You can learn from someone else’s mistake. Expect someone from your past to have an influence on the choices you make. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): Discuss your plans for the future and make lifestyle changes that are conducive to greater security and stabilization. pISCES (FEB. 19-MARCh 20): Let experience help you make better personal choices. Avoid getting into a no-win situation that ends in a loss of friendship.


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Thursday, April 26, 2012: E35

Dad, ex need Marking a Titanic occasion to talk more D A BY REBEKAH BRADFORD Special to The Post and Courier

pril is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, which occurred on April 15, 1912. To mark the occasion, there has been a flood of books published about the famous tragedy as well as documentaries and reissues of movies, including a 3-D version of the blockbuster film of the same name. Two-time winner Jenna Byers is going up against Lizzie Grant, who took time out of studying for finals to participate.

The bow railing of the Titanic.

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QUESTIONS 1. Where was the Titanic built? 2. A first-class ticket was more than $2,000. What was the price of a third-class ticket? 3. The Titanic was about as long as what famous skyscraper? 4. What American financier owned the Titanic? 5. How many lifeboats did the Titanic have on board? 6. The ship struck the iceberg on the right side or, in nautical terms, the (blank) side. 7. The ship’s orchestra played during the sinking of the ship. What was their last song played? 8. How many dogs were among the rescued? 9. What was the name of the ship that came to the rescue of the survivors? 10. In what is now sadly ironic, the Titanic was often described as being what?

JENNA’S ANSWERS 1. Ireland, I think, and so maybe Dublin? 2. $100 3. Empire State Building 4. Rockefeller 5. Well, clearly not enough, but I’ll say 40. 6. Starboard 7. “Yankee Doodle Dandy”? 8. Oh, that kind of makes me sad. One? 9. The Coast Guard 10. Unsinkable

CONCLUSION With more knowledge about the Titanic (or in this case the confession that’s she’s seen the movie more than 10 times), Lizzie takes the win over Jenna and becomes Head2Head’s newest champion.

LIZZIE’S ANSWERS 1. Belfast 2. $20 3. The Empire State Building 4. Pretty sure it was J.P. Morgan. 5. 20 6. Starboard 7. A hymn like “Amazing Grace.” 8. I think it was two. 9. The Carpathia. Luckily, I just read about this. 10. Duh ... unsinkable.

CORRECT ANSWERS 1. Belfast, Ireland 2. $40 3. Empire State Building 4. J.P. Morgan 5. 20

6. Starboard 7. “Nearer My God to Thee” 8. Two 9. Carpathia 10. Unsinkable

EAR ABBY: “Modern Dad in Roswell, Ga.” was put off that invitations to his young daughters are sent to his ex-wife’s home rather than to both his and the ex-wife’s. He assumes the sender is “sexist” and suggests the solution for children with two households is to be sent two invitations. As a parent who invites children to my home or to a party, I don’t feel I should be responsible for their parents’ communication difficulty. Often I am not even aware that a child has two households. The invitation simply goes home with the child to wherever he is that day. I think “Modern Dad” is overly sensitive. He needs to realize that no one is deliberately snubbing him or making assumptions about parental roles. They are just inviting his kids to things, for which he should be grateful. Did he share his address with the inviter? Does he make his preference clear to parents when meeting them? I believe it’s presumptuous to expect someone to send two invitations to the same child. And I agree with you, Abby, that “Dad” needs to improve communication with his ex-wife so he no longer feels he is being prevented from being an “active parent.” — REGULAR MOM IN TENNESSEE DEAR REGULAR MOM: A majority of readers agreed that more sharing of information between the girls’ mom and dad will solve his problem. Other parents’ comments: DEAR ABBY: Friends, acquaintances and professionals should not have to go out of their way to cover all the bases. Given the number of divorced, remarried and otherwise situated families, more than a single contact is burdensome for those trying to complete business or issue simple invitations. My guess is, even though the girls stay with Dad, he

DEAR ABBY

doesn’t have relationships with most of their friends’ parents. Unless he cultivates these connections (with the mothers, most likely), it is improbable that he will be added to the contact list. — CHALLENGED, TOO, IN SEVERNA PARK, MD. DEAR ABBY: I know from organizing school activities that often only one parent supplies an email to the school, and it’s usually the mom. If “Dad’s” ex-wife would cooperate by sending him email addresses of those most likely to issue invites, he could send out a polite message sharing his contact info with those other parents. Also, if he reaches out to help arrange carpools or organize social outings, which is usually a “mom” job, he’ll become an added member of “the group.” — NONSEXIST MOM IN ILL. DEAR ABBY: Our solution to this problem was to use an online computer calendar for the kids’ events. That way, regardless of which parent gets the invite, it can be posted on the calendar with the appropriate details. (Privacy settings can be set.) — FLORIDA FATHER DEAR ABBY: My son’s school sends out a parent directory that includes both my and my ex-husband’s email addresses. I receive information, including invitations by email, and see my ex’s address included on everything as well. Not having to remind him about parties and school events has taken a huge load off my shoulders. Maybe “Dad” can suggest the school start a parental email list and make sure his information stays updated. — INVOLVED IN TEXAS.


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