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E2: Thursday, January 24, 2013

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what’s inside 4 | get out

david Quick previews outdoor options

5 | dollar days

11-13 | food + bev

booyah wings and cafe, chew on this, middleton place restaurant

14-15 | music

24-25 | see and be scene 26-29 | calendar, nightlife, sudoku

check out dollar days, written by charleston scene editor allison nugent

cd reviews, upcoming shows,

6-8 | movies

16-17 | arts

with horoscopes and crossword puzzle

18-19 | weekend events

35 | trivia, abby

studios strive to fill the teen a look at upcoming events love void, “hansel & gretel: witch hunters�

9 | movie listings

30-34 | comics + tv grid

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saturday’s charlie post classic marks 30 years

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hirty years is a long time; just ask anyone younger than that. and that’s exactly how many years the charleston running club has been organizing a running event, the charlie post classic, to remember one of its earliest members, dr. charlie post. post died in 1984 from complications of a paralyzing bike wreck on the isle of palms the previous year. The running club renamed the family practice physicians run, which post started, to help him with his medical expenses. no one is more grateful for keeping his memory alive than the post family, especially charlie’s brother, stuart, who has run in all previous 29 post races. usually he’s been joined by other family members, some of whom never met “uncle charlie.” “if the running club makes this kind of effort every year, the least i can do is come and run the race. no matter what, i will be at that race,” said stuart, who was very close to his brother. stuart said the race is a special memorial, not only in its longevity but that it is a living, breathing event,

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Family members of Dr. Charlie Post — niece Leiane Post (from left), sister-in-law Yannick Post, brother Stuart Post, niece Stephanie Willman, nephew Chaz Post and Stephanie’s husband, Kameron Willman — are pictured after last year’s race. just what charlie loved. he wanted people to be active and make the most of their bodies. “it’s also nice because the whole family gets together,” said stuart, adding that they usually make a stop at charlie’s house at 13 george st. for photos. Meanwhile, the charlie post classic has always been known as a race run by runners, which anyone who has endured the pitfalls of some races by nonrunners, i.e. civic clubs, understands.

“No matter what, I will be at that race.” stuart post, brother of the late dr. charlie post

The running club’s Jeff baxter, a co-race director, said that reaching the 30th year of charlie post classic is an important milestone for the club. “The race is on solid foot-

ing and has benefited from the support of many longtime friends and supporters,” baxter said. “in a time when races are morphing into events or entertainment, our focus has been to provide an affordable, fun, competitive race that is all about running and fitness. “we are proud to carry on the passion of dr. charlie post and his commitment to health, fitness and endurance running.” The 15k serves as the usa

Dr. Charlie Post, who died from complications following a bike wreck, was an avid runner and triathlete and wanted to specialize in sports medicine long before it became a common medical practice.

4-6:30 p.m. at east shore athletic club on Johnnie dodds boulevard in Mount pleasant. track & field south caroin the past, bike reservalina association championtions have sold out. ship and includes a $2,000 “we highly encourage folks total prize purse. The 30th charlie post clas- to register for their bikes on (friday),” said rebecca sic, which includes a 15k young, one of the event and 5k, starts at 8:30 a.m. organizers. “The event sells saturday at the sullivan’s out quickly. remember, this island fire station. event is open to the public online registration has — anyone can participate. closed, but in-person regiswhen the event is sold out, tration and packet pickup will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. friday we will start a wait list.” young, one of the organizat triangle char + bar in ers, said the event will be Mount pleasant and 6:458:15 a.m. saturday at the fire providing 125 bikes, includstation. The cost on friday is ing 59 new spinner blades. The reservation fee is $25, $25 for running club memand a $250 minimum fundbers and $30 for nonmemraising fee is due at the event bers. The fee goes up to $40 check-in. on saturday. to date, the event has go to www.charleston raised more than $700,000 runningclub.com. for pattison’s academy, spinning marathon which helps severely diswhile the date for the sixth abled children through annual pedal 4 pattison’s education, interaction and spinning Marathon isn’t professional therapy. until March 9, the big day — go to www.pedal4 registration day — is friday pattisons.org for info.


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take a snow day without missing school or work

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eing “from off,” winters here in charleston have been an adjustment. growing up, i was just about guaranteed at least one snow day a school year, if not more. i distinctly remember one year where more than a week of school was missed because of a blizzard. while there are some aspects of snow i don’t miss (driving in it and frozen pipes, for example), it’s still something i actively seek out every once in a while (skiing, mostly). This time around, the snow is coming to us, though not statewide as it did three years ago. Mount pleasant will hold a community snow day starting at 11 a.m. saturday. held at the charleston harbor resort and Marina, 20 patriots point road, the place will be packed with 25 tons of snow and will include three play areas, a rail jam (it’s a snowboarding thing), a jump castle and more. There also will be a costume contest for children 12 and under, live music and a silent auction. The event is free for Mount pleasant residents (proof of residence is required) and kids 12 and under. if you don’t live in Mount pleasant, the cost is $5. The fun continues into the evening with the full Moon

out for the championship. participants include ava rocco, hirona Matsuda, sarah haynes, chris dotson, scott penegar, sarah kalani, kate Macneil, James wine, dana Thieringer, Madison smith, teil duncan, david brown, felecia gunter, Jeanette kaczenas, sam ogden, sophie treppendahl, christina rodino, Meta sapient, proton facsnow party 8 p.m.-midnight. tories, taillefer long, greg hart, austin smith, reynier The adult-geared part of llanes and spike kittrell. winterfest still will feature starting friday, the artists the snow and rail jam, but will add ice luges and an ice will bring their a-game as they sketch, draw and paint bar, specialty cocktails and this year’s models, The hat drink specials, dJs c.nile ladies of charleston, 5and rehab providing the 8 p.m. The opening recepsoundtrack, a dance floor, tion is free to attend. lounge area, food trucks, on saturday, the museum giveaways and more. winter fashion is suggested will be open for business as The lookout pavilion will as usual as the competition continues in the art room be transformed into a ski 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. winners lodge. will be announced at 4 The price to attend is $10. p.m. regular admission is for info on either event, call 469-3579 or go to www. required: $10, $8 for s.c. residents, free for children charlestonwinterfest.com. under 1. fr3shart battle diggity doughnuts will be if snow isn’t your thing, on-site with treats available you’ve got a few great indoor for purchase. go to www. options to choose from this explorecml.org. weekend, too. The children’s Museum of home + design show The other indoor event the lowcountry will host its third annual fr3shart por- referred to above is the trait battle friday-saturday. charleston home + deThe live-action art compe- sign show to be held at The tition features 24 of charles- citadel’s Johnson hagood stadium, which is covered, ton’s best artists battling it

some time outside, just not in the snow, consider heading out to the center for birds of prey in awendaw. located at 4872 seewee road, the center identifies and addresses environmental issues by providing medical care to injured birds of prey and shorebirds, and through educational, research and conservation initiatives. for the remainder of January, birds of prey is offering buy one ticket get one free. tickets must be purchased at the center. for hours and pricing, go to www.the centerforbirdsofprey.org. provided

The White Room Challenge, in which four Ethan Allen interior designers seek to turn blank rooms into chic expanses, is a new showcased event at the Charleston Home + Design Show. heated and protected from the elements. taking place fridaysunday, the event is all about showcasing thousands of the newest and finest custom home products. The show is in its 10th year, and organizers are promising a bigger and better event featuring “many of charleston’s most recognized and respected local companies.” highlights include a $10,000 room makeover giveaway; a white room challenge, mimicking the show on hgtv, which will

showcase the work of four ethan allen interior designers transforming all-white, 10-by-10 rooms into chic, livable spaces; free design consultations; a silent auction featuring home-related items; speed dating; and more. The event runs 11 a.m.6 p.m. friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. sunday. admission is free on friday, $7 saturday and sunday. go to www.newhome charleston.com.

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if you’re looking to spend

middleton place

another local landmark offering a deal to January visitors is Middleton place. The national historic landmark at 4300 ashley river road is offering 50 percent off adult admission to lowcountry residents with a valid id. tickets must be purchased on-site. admission includes access to the gardens and stableyard, with complimentary half-hour garden tours given on the hour 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in addition, tours of the house Museum as well as carriage tours and africanamerican focus tours are available daily for an additional cost. call 556-6020 or go to www.middletonplace.org.


E6: Thursday, January 24, 2013

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teen love is big

studios step into the post-’twilight,’ pre-‘hunger games’ cinematic void by nicole sperling Los Angeles Times

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ngsty teenage love may be as old as shakespeare and the bronte sisters, but with the starcrossed lover motif getting a makeover (often introducing elements of the supernatural) in the past few years from novelists stephenie Meyer and suzanne collins, hollywood has been stalking the young adult book market with the ferocity of a jilted lover. one result is a pileup at the box office this season of female-driven stories with strong-willed protagonists battling zombies, witches and aliens while wrestling with their own overwrought emotions. in the next three months (release dates are subject to change), summit entertainment, open road films and warner bros. will, respectively, release three movies targeting this voracious crowd: “warm bodies,” “The host” and “beautiful creatures.” but with so many fighting for attention, will there be enough audience adoration to go around? “what i think we have going for us is i think we hit a lot of the touch points (teenage girls) want: we have the romantic elements, we have a strong female character that i think is very appealing and we are tapping into the teenage worldview, when life is so vivid,” said Jonathan levine, screenwriter and director of the zombie romance “warm bodies,” which is set to open feb. 1. each of the three male

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writer-directors of these projects is coming to the genre for the first time, attracted to the high-stakes material for the varied themes each one offers on coming of age, love and internal struggle — the emotions that seem to overwhelm the teenage condition. adding in the supernatural aspect allowed each of the filmmakers a greater scope to tell his tale. while the new films have been made for a fraction of the price of their predecessors, key to their success will be luring in the “twilight”/“hunger games” audience. add in the fact that the “twilight” franchise ended in november and the next “hunger games” installment won’t hit theaters until Thanksgiving, and the studios are hoping there’s a built-in audience for this romantic fare. yet market researcher vincent debruzzese warns that simply because a book has a following with a specific audience segment does not mean that will translate to box office gold. “either they are ‘twilight,’ ‘hunger games,’ ‘harry potter’ or they are popular but they aren’t driving the box office,” debruzzese, president of the worldwide motion picture group ipsos Mediact in los angeles, said of the books. “only ‘The host,’ because it was stephenie Meyer’s book after ‘twilight’ and it got some traction right away, will have an impact. The others are big in their own right, but they won’t have an impact at the box office.”

Feeling alive

in “warm bodies,” levine was attracted to isaac Marion’s irreverent male protagonist, played by british 20-something nicholas hoult, a zombie living in a post-apocalyptic world unhappy with his soulless lifestyle. he meets and rescues Julie (played by young australian actress teresa palmer), one of the few remaining humans on the planet and the daughter of gen. grigio (John Malkovich),

the head of the beleaguered resistance movement. “i was so enamored with the idea of the protagonist. i always looked at him as a shy person, someone trapped in his own body who can’t express himself,” added levine, who said he has a very easy time tapping into the teenage mind-set. “i’ve always felt that way, especially when i was younger and especially if i was sitting across from a girl like teresa palmer. That would have made me pretty much mute.” while levine previously navigated the fine line between comedy and drama in the seth rogen/Joseph gordon-levitt cancer story “50/ 50,” he had the more difficult challenge of marrying zombie gore with teenage romance — a task rarely achievable in the genre game. “you have to earn romance more than anything else,” said levine, acknowledging it was the biggest challenge of making the $30 million movie shot on location in Montreal. “romance is hard. so that was scary.”

An alien situation

romance proved challenging, too, for writer-director andrew niccol, who in his quest to adapt Meyer’s lesser-known yet still bestselling novel “The host” was tasked with creating a believable love-triangleturned-love-rectangle when his protagonist played by irish actress saoirse ronan

(“atonement”) is invaded by an alien being nicknamed wanda, who falls in love with a different boy than the one host character Melanie loves. “in this case, i think it’s the complexity of this particular relationship (that’s attracting audiences),” said niccol, who collaborated closely with Meyer in adapting her sprawling 650-page novel into a digestible film due out March 29. his budget was $35 million. The new Zealand director’s previous work included such sci-fi films as “gattaca” and last year’s Justin timberlake/amanda seyfried vehicle “in time.” “i think that’s great for teenage girls who are starting to think romantically about the choices they have. The complexity of that is enticing,” he added.

Good and evil

richard lagravenese, a veteran screenwriter and director, took on the southern-set witch tale “beautiful creatures” because he thought the novel had social themes and coming-of-age ideas worth exploration. in a twist on the romeo and Juliet tale written by kami garcia and Margaret stohl, southern boy ethan wate (alden ehrenreich), frustrated with his hometown’s conservative ideals, meets the literal girl of his dreams, lena duchannes (alice englert), a mysterious young witch who at 16 gets claimed by either good or

evil forces. viola davis, emma Thompson and Jeremy irons fill out the cast. “i really liked that idea that at that age, we are struggling to figure out our identity, and it gets to a point where one has to disinherit ourselves from what our mothers and fathers want us to be and claim who we are, good and bad,” said lagravenese, whose film opens feb. 14. all three of the aforementioned titles have sequels either completed or in the works. Marion is writing his follow-up to “warm bodies,” which just hit the new york times best-seller list, while Meyer has plans for two more installments in “The host” trilogy. “beautiful creatures’” authors already have completed their series — four books in all. lagravenese, who experienced audience fervor when he adapted the screenplay to robert James waller’s “The bridges of Madison county” in 1995, stood back a bit from the maelstrom so he could maintain objectivity when adapting “beautiful creatures” for the screen. he made sure not to read the subsequent chapters of the series. Though the series has a devoted and wide-ranging fan base that reaches older women, too, lagravenese is relieved it’s not as fervent as “twilight” or “hunger games.” he thinks it has allowed him to make his adaptation more cinematic and less “slavish” than the others.


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renner, arterton gear up for witch hunting as hansel, gretel by roger Moore MCT around the world, ask movie-lovers where they saw their first movie witch and the answer’s the same. “i was, like everyone, frightened by the witch in the wizard of oz,’ ” said english actress gemma arterton. “That’s who we all grew up with, right?” Jeremy “hurt locker” renner agrees. and he can top that. “ ‘wizard of oz’ was the very first job i ever had. on stage. i played the scarecrow. so for me, there was always just one witch. That first witch. The wicked witch of the west.” but, renner adds, “we were going for something a little darker, a little different, with our movie.” Their movie is “hansel & gretel: witch hunters,” a silly mashup of horror and hilarity produced by will ferrell’s team, and starring the guy carrying on “The bourne legacy” and the accomplished former bond babe. “They had me with that lead-line, the idea of taking the hansel & gretel tale we’re all familiar with into adulthood,” renner, 42, said. “it’s 15 years later,” arterton, who just turned 27, adds. “and they’re not happy. They’ve become witch hunters.” in the 3-d “witch hunters,” the kids were taken into the woods and left on their own by their father. They stumble into a candycovered witch house, are taken prisoner and when they figure a way out of their fix — working as a team — they’ve found their calling. They’ll track, shoot, stab, behead and

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Gemma Arterton plays Gretel and Jeremy Renner plays Hansel in “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.” burn witches. whatever it takes. “you have to be very, very flexible” to play an action heroine, arterton said. she’s been in action films before: “clash of the titans,” “prince of persia,” “Quantum of solace.” but never where she had to carry the action. “i had to do quite a lot of training just to get limber enough to be gretel. you’ve got to get strong. you’ve got to look good in leather.” indeed. renner’s done his share of onscreen brawling, but playing hansel was “a little tricky, at first. it’s these tight outfits. but they’re wonderfully designed to not just look good, but be functional. so i figured it out.” playing siblings meant there’d be a different sort of onscreen chemistry called for, “that unspoken communication that brother and sister are supposed to have,” renner said.

Making an action fantasy meant that they’d be working in a world filled with things no real person has ever seen. and since that wasn’t to be manufactured digitally, “most of what you see is real — a real place, real witches in costume, a real troll,” he adds. “having an animatronic troll, instead of a digital one, was a real blessing on the set,” arterton said. There’s none of this look off camera in wonder at something they’ll digitally add later. and having ferrell & co. producing it meant there’d be laughs: anachronisms like ancient bavarian milk bottles with pictures of missing (kidnapped by witches) children, the odd blast of era-inappropriate profanity. “we had to keep focused on what was serious for us and what was serious for the audience,” renner said. “The jokes, they’ll come.

but we had to treat our relationship seriously for the audience to buy into it, i think.” “hansel & gretel: witch hunters” has piqued the interest of fanboys and girls on movie websites such as rottentomatoes. was it so much fun that they’ll do another, should the need arise? arterton was killed off as a bond character, and didn’t do the “clash of the titans” sequel, so she’s game. “This action heroine thing could open doors for me. we’ll see.” and renner, who might be called on to return to the bourne movies, and certainly will be back in the various “avengers” pictures (he’s hawkeye)? “studios are always thinking that. but for that to happen, we have to win over the audience and take them for a ride. They get to decide if she’s gretel and i’m hansel again.”


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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

cousin, margaret stuckley, centers around the weekend in 1939 when the king and queen of the u.K. visited upstate new york.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

terrace: today: 12:50, 3, 5, 7:15, 9:20; Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 12:40, 2:30, 7:15, 9:20

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the fabled siblings hansel (Jeremy renner) and gretel (gemma arterton) have grown up to become vigilante bounty hunters on a quest to exterminate an evil sorceress (Famke Janssen) and other witches during the blood moon.

citadel: Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 1:30, 4, 6:50 citadel 3d: Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 9:10 citadel imaX 3d: Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:30, 9:50 northwoods: Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 12:40 northwoods 3d: Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 3, 5:05, 7:10, 9:30

Movie 43 r

this ensemble comedy features 12 interconnected short films about three kids searching the internet for the most banned movie ever and stars some of the biggest names in hollywood. citadel: Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 1, 3:45, 7, 9:30 northwoods: Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30

Parker r

after being double-crossed by his crew members, a professional thief (Jason statham) vows revenge and uses a palm beach real estate agent (Jennifer lopez) to hijack their latest heist.

citadel: Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 1:10, 4, 7:05, 9:35 northwoods: Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 1:10, 3:55, 7, 9:35

The Impossible 1/2 pg-13

an account of a family caught in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.

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Gemma Arterton plays Gretel in “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.” (mark wahlberg) is doublecrossed when the mayor (russell crowe) hires him to investigate his scandalous, cheating wife (catherine zeta-Jones). cinebarre: today: 1:10, 4:10, 7:30, 10:05 citadel: today-thurs Jan. 31: 1:20, 4:05, 7:10, 9:40 James island: today: 4:05, 7:10, 9:50 northwoods: today-thurs Jan. 31: 1:25, 4:05, 7:05, 9:40

Django unchained

1/2 r

a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Jamie Foxx) teams up with his mentor to hunt down a ruthless gang and rescue his wife from a brutal mississippi plantation owner (leonardo dicaprio).

Argo

cinebarre: today: 3:05, 7:15, 10:45 citadel: today-thurs Jan. 31: 12:20, 4, 7:30 James island: today: 4:25, 8 northwoods: today-thurs Jan. 31: 12:20, 3:40, 7:15

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Gangster Squad

Playing 1/2 this film chronicles a cia operation to free six american hostages during the 1979 iranian revolution.

citadel: today: 6:50, 9:30; Frithurs Jan. 31: 7:05, 9:35 James island: today: 4, 6:50, 9:40

Broken City

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an ex-cop-turned-private eye

TheaTers

1/2 r

in 1949, lapd outsiders (Josh brolin and ryan gosling) take on gangster mickey cohen (sean penn) in order to keep the mafia’s gambling, drugs, guns and prostitutes off the los angeles streets. cinebarre: today: 1:05, 4:05, 7:35, 10:10 citadel: today-thurs Jan. 31: 1:10, 3:55, 7, 9:35

James island: today: 4:10, 7, 9:45 northwoods: today-thurs Jan. 31: 1:15, 4, 7, 9:30

A Haunted House

1/2 r

in this comedy-horror spoof, malcolm (marlon wayans) requires the help of a priest, psychic and other mediums when his girlfriend becomes possessed.

cinebarre: today: 1:25, 4:25, 7:50, 10 citadel: today-thurs Jan. 31: 1, 3:05, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30 James island: today: 4, 6:50, 9:15 northwoods: today-thurs Jan. 31: 1, 3:05, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30

The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey  pg-13

bilbo baggins joins gandalf the grey and a group of dwarves on an epic journey to the lonely mountain. cinebarre: today: 7, 10:35 cinebarre 3-d: today: 3 citadel: Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 9:10 citadel imaX 3d: today: 12:30, 5, 8:30 northwoods: today: 12:30, 4, 7:30

Hyde Park on Hudson 1/2 r

the story of the love affair between Fdr and his distant

Jack Reacher  pg-13

a former military police officer (tom cruise) investigates a case to clear a military sniper accused of homicide. northwoods: today: 7:05, 9:45

The Last Stand 1/2 r

a drug kingpin escapes Fbi custody and races toward the mexican border but is challenged by a small-town sheriff (arnold schwarzenegger) and his inept and inexperienced staff. cinebarre: today: 1:15, 4:15, 7:40, 10:15 citadel: today: 1:25, 4:10, 7:05, 9:35; Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 4:10, 9:35 James island: today: 4:10, 6:55, 9: northwoods: today-thurs Jan. 31: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:30

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

 pg

an adventure of a 16-year-old boy who ends up in a lifeboat with a bengal tiger.

terrace: Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 4:30

Lincoln  pg-13

this drama focuses on president abraham lincoln through his final months in office.

Skyfall

 pg-13

James bond must destroy a threat to mi6.

Mama

1/2

1/2 pg-13

a supernatural thriller about two rescued young sisters who move in with their uncle and his girlfriend but may have brought an evil presence with them from the woods. cinebarre: today: 1:20, 4:20, 7:45, 10:25 citadel: today-thurs Jan. 31: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:30 James island: today: 4:15, 7:05, 9:35 northwoods: today-thurs Jan. 31: 1:20, 3:50, 7:15, 9:40

Monsters, Inc. 3-D  g

sully and mike wazowski generate the city’s power with the screams of children, but things are disrupted when one girl follows them into monstropolis.

1/2

this musical tells the story of a police inspector’s (russell crowe) decades-long pursuit of an ex-prisoner (hugh Jackman), who has raised a young girl as his daughter, who has fallen in love with a young revolutionary.

Parental Guidance

cinebarre: today: 3:10, 7:10, 10:40 citadel: today-thurs Jan. 31: 12:20, 4, 7:30 northwoods: today: 12:20, 3:30, 6:45, 9:55; Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 7:30 terrace: today-thurs Jan. 31: 1, 4, 7, 9:35

cinebarre: today: 1, 4, 7:20, 10 citadel: today-thurs Jan. 31: 1:30, 4:05, 7, 9:45 northwoods: today-thurs Jan. 31: 1:30, 4:10, 7:10, 9:40 terrace: today-thurs Jan. 31: 12:35, 2:45, 5:05, 7:20, 9:30

cinebarre: today: 12:25, 3:25, 7:05 citadel: today-thurs Jan. 31: 12:15, 3:30, 6:45, 9:45 James island: today: 4:30, 7:55

citadel: today-thurs Jan. 31: 12:50, 2:55, 5

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tion, a man (bradley cooper) moves in with his parents and bonds with a mysterious girl (Jennifer lawrence).

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grandparents agree to watch their three grandchildren but run into some challenges when they try to use their old-fashioned parenting styles.

citadel: today: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30; Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 1, 4, 6:50 northwoods: today-thurs Jan. 31: 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30

Silver Linings Playbook  r

after eight months in an institu-

citadel: today: 9:35

Texas Chainsaw 3-D r

a young woman travels to texas to collect an inheritance, but encounters a chainsaw-wielding killer. citadel: today: 7:20, 9:40 northwoods: today: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:20, 9:35

This Is 40 1/2 r

a follow-up on the life, marriage and struggles of pete and debbie, first introduced in the film “Knocked up.” cinebarre: today: 10:20

Wreck-It Ralph  pg

this animated film follows a video game villain on his quest to become the “good guy.”

citadel: today: 1:10, 4 northwoods: today-thurs Jan. 31: 1:10, 3:45

Zero Dark Thirty

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this film chronicles america’s decade-long hunt for osama bin

laden, mastermind of the sept. 11 attacks, resulting in his death during a raid by navy seal team 6 in may 2011. cinebarre: today: 3:20, 7:25, 10:50 citadel: today: 12:50, 1:50, 4:10, 5, 7:30, 9:10; Fri-thurs Jan. 31: 12:50, 4:10, 7:30 northwoods: today-thurs Jan. 31: 12:30, 4, 7:30 terrace: today-thurs Jan. 31: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 9:40

azalea square, 215 Azalea Square Blvd., Summerville, 821-8000 | cinebarre, 963 Houston-Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, 884-7885 | citadel mall stadium 16 with imaX, 2072 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., 556-4629 | highway 21 drive in, Beaufort, 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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The French dip sandwich from Booyah Wings and Cafe.

rob young

kevin ryan’s french dip reappears at booyah

by rob young Special to The Post and Courier

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ong live the french dip. and long live booyah wings and cafe, one of north charleston’s newest restaurants. back in an april lunch counter, we told you about JgJ’s and its famous french dip sandwich as concocted by kevin ryan, a veteran of north charleston area kitchens bestknown for his work at the old palmetto pub & brew house on ashley phosphate road. sadly, JgJ’s closed its doors, but ryan has moved on, or, more fittingly, moved over, to booyah as a co-owner. The restaurant sits just yards away from JgJ’s, taking up a corner nook of the piggly wiggly shop-

what: booyah wings and cafe where: 8780 rivers ave., suite 318, north charleston hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., monday-sunday for more info: 5535354

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ping center on rivers avenue formerly occupied by the filipino cafe & bakery, booyah has been freshened up and decluttered; the restaurant’s presence bolstered by a large, electric blue stuffed toy bulldog keeping watch by the front door. as for ryan’s french dip ($8.99), it’s similar to his work at JgJ’s, the meat

hand-shaved, the melted provolone perfect, the roll a toasty golden brown and the au jus addictive. it’s so good it’s about the only item on the menu without a description — it really wouldn’t do it justice. of course, the wings also deserve consideration, available in numbers of six ($4.99) to 100 ($62.99), and in both wet and dry varieties with such flavors as roasted garlic and red pepper, spicy sweet chili, garlic butter and more typical choices like hot, ranch, barbecue and caribbean jerk. big half-pound specialty burgers ($6.49-$7.49), large salads ($5.49-$7.99), and reuben and club sandwiches ($7.99) also warrant mention, though it’s the french dip that keeps me coming back, no matter the location.


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by deidre schipani chris brown, following to Special to The Post and Courier introduce each beer. The price to attend is braise & brew $75, and reservations are Middleton place restaurequired. go to www. rant will host its third anmiddletonplace.org or call nual braise & brew 6-9 p.m. 556-6020. saturday at the pavilion at Middleton place is at 4300 Middleton place. ashley river road. The event will include south’s best bars a three-hour feast of six southern living magazine braised dishes paired with has released its 2013 list of six winter seasonals from best bars in the south, and holy city brewery. brandon buck, executive two of charleston’s made the chef at the Middleton place cut: The griffon and The bar restaurant, worked hard at husk. to create the perfect winter The griffon, 18 vendue menu. The menu is designed range, was listed under dive to maximize the harmony of bars (“The unapologetispecific dishes with specific cally awesome down & dirty beers and, when possible, south”) and was described holy city’s brews were used as a “dollar-lined pub of the in the cooking process. all english persuasion” known of the food was locally or for drawing charleston chefs regionally sourced to the after their kitchens close. fullest extent. The recommended drink of buck will be on hand to choice is a shot of whiskey introduce each course, with and a beer back. holy city’s head brewer, The bar at husk, 76 Queen

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st., was listed under whiskey bars (“where goldenhued love is doled out by the dram”) and was described as the place that “may be your best bet in all of the south to find pappy van winkle.” with 80 whiskeys to choose from, the recommended drink of choice is a barrelaged Manhattan. see the full list at www. southernliving.com.

more value dining

The avondale neighborhood of west ashley continues to offer meal deals during the third avondale restaurant week through sunday. diners can enjoy special offerings such as three courses for $20 at participating avondale-area restaurants. These restaurants include triangle char + bar, pearlz little oyster bar, The roost, Mellow Mushroom and al di la.

There will be complimentary valet parking during the busiest nights. contact holly clayson at 412-4894 or Michael lotz at 377-1300 for information.

sunnyside mondays

eggs up grill will donate 10 percent of your food purchase on Mondays until March 4 to the east cooper community outreach. eggs up is at 2664 u.s. highway 17, Mount pleasant. go to www.EggsUp Grill.com.

lunch and patio dining.

d.c. bound

chef JJ kern of huck’s lowcountry table is on his way back to washington, where his career began in architecture. now, his culinary skills are under construction as he looks to enhance and fine-tune his restaurant and cooking expertise.

shuckin’ for charity

The charitable society of charleston will host a benefit oyster roast for louie’s take appetite south kids on feb. 2. The event restaurateur Jack hurley takes place 7-11 p.m. at the has opened his newest dincharleston visitor center ing concept, Mex 1 coastal bus shed. enjoy oysters, cantina, at 817 st. andrews beer, wine and live music by blvd. in west ashley. The depressions. in november, hurley The cost is $25 in advance, closed and redesigned one of $35 at the door. go to his Jack’s cosmic dogs loca- cscroast.eventbrite.com for tions in order to open Mex 1, tickets. a restaurant with southern california and baja Mexico beer lunch high cotton is blending cuisine. beers from the local westMex 1 is named after the brook brewing with dishes Mexican highway on the baja peninsula that connects from executive chef Joe tijuana to cabo san lucas. palma for a beer lunch at noon feb. 2. Mex 1 coastal cantina This will be palma’s first will serve lunch and dinner pairing lunch at high cot11 a.m.-midnight sundaywednesday and until 2 a.m. ton, 199 east bay st., and will include a three-course Thursday-saturday. menu with paired beers. vedrinski heads to iop founder/ceo and brewer chef ken vedrinski, chef edward westbrook, along and owner of trattoria with casey lee of advintage lucca, is taking his taste distributors, will be onfor pesce to the source. hand to provide information vedrinski plans to open about the brews featured, the coda del pesce in the the brewing process and beachfront location of the any questions guests may former huck’s lowcountry have. table. a spring opening is The lunch is $35 plus tax planned after a few renovaand gratuity. reservations tions. coda del pesce will be are required and can be at 1130 ocean blvd. on the made at 724-3815. isle of palms. for information, contact Jill Maynard at jmaynard@ opening this week mavericksouthernktichens. robert carter plans to com. go to http://bit.ly/ open rutledge cab co. this ULexN7. week at 1300 rutledge ave. on top of spay-ghetti call 720-1440. twelve local restaurants charmed on king will offer special entrees to charming inns’ linn leraise funds for pet helpers’ sesne shares that kitchen spay/neuter efforts. 208 on king street is under These specials will run construction. feb. 7-9. on the menu: breakfast, each of restaurants chefs

has created a spay-ghetti or neuteroni special entree, of which a percentage of the proceeds will benefit pet helpers. visit any of the restaurants listed below during regular business hours to participate: z bacco italian restaurant, 976 houston northcutt blvd., Mount pleasant. 884-6969 or www.bacco charleston.com. z bluerose cafe, 652 st. andrews blvd. 225-2583 or visit www.bluerose cafecharleston.com/. z cafe fork, 2408 ashley river road, west ashley. 769-0300 or www.cafefork. com. z cesca ristorante trattoria, 5 faber st. 718-2580 or www.cescacharleston.com. z graze, 863 houston northcutt blvd., Mount pleasant. 606-2493 or www. grazecharleston.com. z J. paulz James island, 1739 Maybank blvd. 7956995 or www.jpaulz.com. z J. paulz Mount pleasant, 1405 ben sawyer blvd. 8842425 or www.jpaulz.com. z la fontana west ashley, 1759 savannah highway. 556-1111 or www.charleston italian.com. z la fontana north charleston, 7648 northwoods blvd. 225-4786 or www.charlestonitalian. com. z Mondo’s italian restaurant, 915 folly road. 7958400 or www.eatatmondos. com. z parson Jack’s cafe, 3417g shelby ray court. 7697775 or www.parsonjacks cafe.com. z Three little birds cafe, 95 windermere blvd. 2253065 or www.threelittle birdscafe.com.


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history served with modern touch at middleton middleton place restaurant

by deidre schipani Special to The Post and Courier

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hould henry or arthur Middleton sit down at a table at Middleton place restaurant, they would experience a taste of home. okra, rice, field peas and pork are on the plantation menu. This restaurant was birthed by a Junior league project in 1928. in 1949, the league’s tea room overlooking the ashley river was moved to the current restaurant, which was built in 1933 as a guesthouse. w. bancel la farge designed it to complement the architecture of the 18th-century plantation main house. today, oil lanterns light your way to its charming garden entry. The smell of history perfumes the air, and there is a sense of sacred ground as gravel crunches under step and winter’s evening mists shroud the landscape.

lewis would be very pleased. former executive chef Micah garrison was a fine culinary custodian. he now has a new position at Middleton as director of food services. his former banquet chef, brandon buck, was promoted to executive chef late last summer. cheryl ackland joins buck’s team as sous chef. buck is a south carolina The space native who is self-taught in There is a williamsburg the kitchen. he has schooled tavern feel to the place, and, himself well under the yes, it even smells of the capable toques of donald passage of time. The pub barickman, craig deihl, features a small bar area, voysey’s at cassique and on fireplace and limited seating. garrison’s line before his The garden room provides current promotion. space for private functions, The food and the tranquil main dinThe menu honors local, ing room overlooks the rice seasonal and regional with Mill pond and azalea hillside gardens. many of the ingredients in the 1980s, the legendary farmed on the plantation edna lewis was hired as a grounds. consultant for the restauThe she-crab soup ($7) rant. lewis had embraced honors its creator, william a mission of preserving the deas. it tastes not of flour as heritage and the traditions so many do, but rather a rich of the southern table, a table cream of lump-crab soup, that had little in common biting your tongue with save the point on a compass. a tease of cayenne, going today, her recipes still can down nutty with its hit of be found on the menu, and cream sherry and brightened the tradition of “simplicity” by bits of orange roe. expect that she so honored can be to find a seasonal soup as seen in the cooking. well as a variety of substanThe influences of west af- tial salads ($7-$8) topped, rica, england, france, spain tossed or dressed with local and the american south eggs, Middleton place honey, have filtered down over the south carolina pecans years to create a foodway at and house-made dressings. Middleton place that tastes southern favorites such as very much of home cooking. deviled eggs ($7), buttermilk

biscuits and sweet jams salute the patrimony of the southern table. buck’s take on pork and beans ($8) was a flavorful tryst of braised pork belly served in a miniature castiron skillet surrounded by tender, well-seasoned beans and a mess of greens. wild mushroom ravioli ($8) was equally well-executed; plump with mushrooms and served with a bison ragout and lil’Moo cheese. The four ravioli made for a substantial first course. entrees are balanced. north carolina flounder ($24), chester white pork chops ($29), prime hanger steak ($25) and two wellconceived vegetarian dishes ($16, $18) as well as daily specials spoke to the season and local ingredients. The shrimp and grits ($25) with ashe county cheddar cheese and tender anson Mills grits were topped with a toasty tasso gravy and tender, sweet shrimp. The kitchen easily substituted a potato croquette with my order of ashley farms duck breast ($26) and its creamed spinach side was an example of balanced seasoning and quality ingredients. The menu tackles classic southern dishes and ingredients with a “dash of innovation.” lewis would approve. The wine list is limited but adequate. it is not only fairly priced, but also honestly poured.

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classic desserts ($5-$8) are well-prepared from huguenot torte to seasonal bread pudding. our south carolina pecan pie hit the spot, being neither cloying with its sweetness nor soggy with its crust. our server was wellinformed and attentive; schooled on the property

cuisine: american south category: night out; neighborhood Favorite location: 4300 ashley river road, charleston phone: 556-6020 hours: lunch daily noon-3 p.m.; dinner 68 p.m. tuesday-thursday and sunday; 6-9 p.m. Friday and saturday; closed monday for dinner. lunch guests require general admission to middleton place. food: 1/2 service: 1/2 atmosphere:  price: $$-$$$$ vegetarian options: yes

wheelchair accessible: yes bar: Full-service bar, pub area parking: lot other: the cypress room private dining; special events; children’s menu. the restaurant will close sunday and will reopen Feb. 9. special event: braise and brew, 6-9 p.m. saturday, $75, features six local braised dishes and six local beers from holy city brewery with live music provided by graham whorley. www. middletonplace.org, Facebook, twitter, blog.

and its history. under the cover of winter’s darkness, the restaurant at Middleton place was a bright night of dining. when you are looking for a restaurant for a multigenerational family experience or have a

desire to showcase the lowcountry in a unique setting for visiting guests, think Middleton place, and let chef brandon buck and his staff serve the honest flavors of southern heritage one plate at a time.


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departed,” and the band’s annual st. paddy’s day shows in its hometown are legendary. one part celtic, one part punk, all about Signed and Sealed in Blood/Born & Bred intensity, dropkick Murphys doesn’t seem while we’re still just under two months until to have a mellow setting, and that tradition st. patrick’s day, it’s never too early to start continues on the band’s latest release, “signed getting into the irish spirit. and sealed in blood.” see, even the titles of its if you need some celtic-themed music to albums are intense. help you get into the right frame of mind, from the opening track, “The boys are might i suggest the latest by the boston-based back,” it’s clear that once again dropkick dropkick Murphys. Murphys is here to play and sing you into for those who might not be familiar with the submission. band, its song “i’m shipping up to boston” These are the sort of whiskey-soaked songs was prominently featured in the academy that you imagine the clientele of an irish pub award-winning Martin scorsese film “The singing at the tops of their lungs.

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a$ap rocky

LongLiveA$AP/Polo Grounds/RCA

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when rapper a$ap rocky reportedly signed a $3 million deal in 2011, there obviously were more than a few folks watching him closely to see if the resulting music warranted such a lucrative deal. The resulting mixtape, “livelovea$ap,” silenced anyone critical of rocky’s skills. but when his latest effort, “longlivea$ap,” was delayed several times last year, rumors started

camper van beethoven

La Costa Perdida/429

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before he fronted the popular ’90s band cracker, singer-songwriter david lowery did the same thing in the ’80s in camper van beethoven. while cvb rarely gets the props it deserves for basically helping create alternative/college rock along with acts like r.e.M. and The pixies, lowery’s first band nonetheless still has its own small but faithful group of fans that goes to see it. since reuniting in 1999 after nearly a decade

emerging that perhaps a$ap had used up all his a-list material on his debut. now that the sophomore release finally is available, we are able to hear that apparently rocky still has plenty of fuel left in his creative tank. and while he continually delves into the same misogynistic themes that 90 percent of rap artists seem to favor, once you get past that, you can begin to appreciate his smooth delivery. it also helps that a$ap brings in some impressive friends to guest on several tracks. santigold’s lovely vocals enhance “hell,”

of inactivity, cvb has released just two fulllength studio albums: 2004’s “new roman times” and a complete cover of the fleetwood Mac double album “tusk.” lowery frequently has mounted tours that feature both cvb and cracker, and that might explain why cvb’s latest studio effort, “la costa perdida,” sounds a lot like a cross between the two bands. to be fair, one always has been able to hear a bit of cvb in every cracker release, but tracks such as “come down the coast” and “northern california girls” would have sounded right at home on a cracker album like “The golden age.”

standout tracks on the new album include “prisoner’s song,” “burn” and “Jimmy collins’ wake.” particularly good is “rose tattoo,” which is sure to become a dropkick Murphys classic. The latter half of the album seems to lose a little steam, beginning after the inclusion of a christmas song, “The season’s upon us,” which is odd for an album with a January release. still, there’s enough good stuff here to make you hanker for a pint of guinness. key tracks: “prisoner’s song,” “rose tattoo,” “Jimmy collins’ wake”

while dJ sensation skrillex pumps up “wild for the night.” elsewhere on the album, standout tracks include “goldie” and “i come apart,” the latter of which features the otherworldly vocals of florence welch. it’s an ambitious hip-hop release from an artist who seems destined to separate himself from the current crop of cookie-cutter rap artists out there. key tracks: “goldie,” “hell,” “i come apart”

for longtime fans, though, the ones who came up listening to such cvb tunes as “take the skinheads bowling,” there are plenty of loose and semi-experimental tracks, including “someday our love will sell us out” and the minute-long “aged in wood.” The album also includes demos for four cvb songs as a bonus. key tracks: “come down the coast,” “some day our love will sell us out,” “la costa perdida” — by devin grant


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by Matthew godbey yonder Mountain string Special to The Post and Courier band, like most bluegrass and jam bands, has spent charleston Jazz much of its time touring and The charleston Jazz orplaying the festival circuit. chestra will open its fifth but unlike many bluegrass season saturday night with and jam bands, its albums “coltrane: The Music of have steadily found success John coltrane.” on the charts. all but one of The cJo will pay homage its past six releases has made to the legendary jazz saxothe top five on the u.s. bluephonist and composer with grass charts, with the most a musical journey through recent three reaching no. 1; coltrane’s remarkable career all but one of its past five and life. have cracked the top 100 on bandleader charlton the u.s. country charts. singleton worked with perhaps yonder Mounmembers of the band as well tain’s album success has a as the community when lot to do with its ability to composing the performance, be creative without confinereminding us all once again ment from any one genre. of the immense local talent “The show” showcases in charleston. songs ranging in influence for the Johnny hartman from traditional bluegrass vocal pieces featured in to alternative country and some of coltrane’s work, the pop-tinged rock hooks, all of cJo has recruited renowned which culminate to a welljazz vocalist anthony burke. rounded and highly contaThe band will perform two gious set of fun, feel-good sets, 7 and 10 p.m., with no songs appealing to a range intermission, at the charles- of tastes. ton Music hall, 37 John st. yonder Mountain string adult tickets are $30-$40; band will perform tuessenior and student tickets day at the Music farm, are $25-$35. students qualify 32 ann st. doors open at with valid school id. seniors 7 p.m. tickets are $22.50 in qualify at 65. all student and advance, $25 the day of the discounted tickets must be show, and are available at the purchased in person. door or online at etix.com. tickets are available online call 577-6969 or go to at thejac.org; by telephone musicfarm.com. at 641-0011; or in person at big gigantic the charleston Jazz house, colorado-based electronic 185-a st. philip st., 10 a.m.5 p.m. Monday-friday. on- duo big gigantic began its site box office sales the day journey in 2008 after saxoof the show begin at noon at phone/keyboard player, dJ the charleston Music hall. and composer dominic lalli and drummer Jeremy yonder mountain salken decided to join forces The colorado-based proafter separately playing the gressive bluegrass quartet colorado music circuit for a yonder Mountain string number of years. band returns to charleston The pair began combinthis year behind its 2009 re- ing their influences of jazz, lease with veteran producer electronic, funk and rock tom rothrock (beck, foo into one animated sound fighters). often referred to as “jam“The show” consists of 14 tronica” due to its tendency compositions and features for improvisation. several guest appearances, a great live show is a must most notably elvis costello’s for bands on the electronic sideman, pete Thomas, on circuit, and big gigantic drums for six of the album’s provides just that. but what tracks. has set big gigantic apart with five studio and five from other electronic acts is live albums since its incepits expansively creative comtion more than 14 years ago, positions and mixture of

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The Charleston Jazz Orchestra opens its fifth season with the music of John Coltrane. both acoustic and electronic instruments. big gigantic’s unusual musical style and spirited live show quickly caught the attention of some of its better-known peers, such as sound tribe sector nine,

Xaphoon Jones of chiddy bang and adam deitch of pretty lights/break science. The support from peers like these significantly boosted big gigantic’s popularity in its short time together and landed the band opening

spots for such acts as umphrey’s Mcgee and widespread panic. The duo is touring behind its latest album, last year’s “nocturnal.” big gigantic will perform wednesday at the Music

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farm, 32 ann st., with two fresh. doors open at 8 p.m. tickets are $24 in advance, $25 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at etix.com. call 577-6969 or go to musicfarm.com.


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‘little shop of horrors’ returns to the stage by olivia pool

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any of us have seen, or at least heard of, the tale of the hapless florist shop worker and his man-eating plant, the gas-huffing sadistic dentist and his abused girlfriend, otherwise known as “little shop of horrors.” starting friday night, check out what if? productions’ version of the rock musical at the newly restored american Theater, 446 king st. two of charleston’s biggest local theater stars will be performing: brian porter (“hedwig and the angry inch,” “cabaret”) and Mary fishburne (“tell Me on a sunday,” “The house of yes”). “little shop of horrors” will be performed at 8 p.m. friday-saturday, wednesday-Jan. 31 and feb. 1-2, with 7 p.m. shows sunday and feb. 3. tickets are $28, $20 for students with a valid student id. find out more at www. whatifproductions.org.

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Audrey and Seymour in “Little Shop of Horrors.” What If? Productions will stage the musical beginning Friday at the American Theater.

‘the secret garden’

“if you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden,” frances hodgson burnett wrote in the lovable children’s story “The secret garden.” starting this weekend, charleston stage’s professional resident acting company will bring this family-friendly play to life at the dock street Theatre. in case you don’t remember the story, here’s a recap: young Mary is left orphaned after a cholera epidemic hits british india. discovered living in the house alone, she is sent to live with her uncle, archibald craven, in yorkshire, england. a kinship grows between Mary, a maidservant and the gardener, who tell her

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Charleston Stage professional resident actor Arielle Kook as Mary Lennox in “The Secret Garden.” stories about the late Mrs. craven and her love of her private garden, which she locked and hid the key. Mary happens upon the key and makes her way into “The secret garden,” where she finds the estate’s deepest secrets. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. friday and feb. 1 with 3 p.m. shows saturday-sunday and feb. 23. tickets are $22.50 and can be purchased by calling 577-7183 or going to www. charlestonstage.com.

The dock street Theatre is at 135 church st.

‘center of universe’

“and you thought your mother was bad. ... wait until you meet vada love powell, the original ‘steel Magnolia,’ ” pamela galle of Threshold repertory Theatre said when talking about its current play, “The exact center of the universe.” This southern deep-fried comedy already has folks please see arts, page e17


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A piece from Zach Mallard’s exhibit “Traffic.” arts from page e16

laughing at Threshold rep, 84½ society st. The play will run through feb. 10, and there are performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays-saturdays and sunday matinees at 3 p.m. tickets are $10. call 277-2172 or go to www.thresholdrep.org.

‘traffic’

“vehicles on a similar path may experience congestion. to prevent this issue, all drivers are taught a common set of rules for the where and how to operate their vehicle in sync with other drivers/vehicles on the path. often there are unforeseen and unforced errors resulting in a delay in expected speed or the overall stoppage of vehicles. This phenomenon is known as traffic,” said local artist Zach Mallard. on friday at 6 p.m. at huger and north tracy streets, Mallard will be showing his newest collection of two- and three-dimensional works called “traffic.” The pop-up exhibit will consist of sculptural installations and large-scale paintings and will run through Jan. 31. “it is ... my sincere hope that it may be a chance to share new paintings with the public in an environment that moves attendees

from viewer to participant, creating a dialogue that the viewer can reflect on while in the space, after the show or perhaps the next time they are a part of the pastime we know as ‘traffic,’ ” Mallard said.

‘investable art’

one of the best things about purchasing a beautiful piece of art is finding out that you’ve also made a great financial investment. The first exhibition of the year at ann long fine art, 54 broad st., is about just that. “investable art” will open friday and run through feb. 23. with the show’s focus on investment-quality work, all featured artists are internationally known and museum collected. expect to see works by kamille corry, louise fenne, Jill hooper, ben long, frank strazzulla and charles weed. “of particular note are two self-portraits by ben long from 1975 and 1985 that have been in personal collections for decades, a new large still-life by charleston painter Jill hooper, and fresh paintings by highly collected florence academy of art painters louise fenne and charles weed,” said susan kridler of the gallery. call 577-0447 or go to www.annlongfineart.com.


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MYCharLesTONWeeKeND all-breed dog show

elvis lives

the charleston Kennel club will hold its annual dog show this weekend. Featuring more than 1,000 dogs of all breeds, the event will include obedience and rally trials. when: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. saturday and sunday where: exchange park Fairgrounds, 9850 u.s. highway 78, ladson price: $2; parking is $5 on the grounds or free in the fields more info: www.charlestonkennelclub.org

billed as “the ultimate elvis tribute artist event,” this mixed-media and live musical journey will take attendees through the life of the King. the legion of elvis fans continues to grow year after year. the show will feature finalists from elvis presley enterprises’ worldwide ultimate elvis tribute artist contest, so be prepared to have your Elvis blue suede shoes knocked off. the theatrical concert also will include a tribute to annmargret, who had a long-standing relationship with the singer after they met filming “viva las vegas.” when: 3 p.m. sunday where: north charleston performing arts center, 5001 coliseum drive price: $45 more info: northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

cirque de la symphony this special production combines classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music with the magic of cirque choreographed in collaboration with the maestro. this fusion showcases aerial fliers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, strongmen and more, some of them world record holders, gold-medal winners and olympians. the saturday matinee will be a specially priced abbreviated, family-friendly performance. when: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. saturday where: sottile theatre, 44 george st. price: $15-$52 more info: 723-7528 or www.charleston symphony.com

charleston boat show

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bo’s roast and chili cook off the James island social club and dragon boat team will host their third annual oyster roast and chili cookoff. dig into $10 oyster buckets and free samples of chili from the cook-off. the chili cook-off will include a “Judge’s choice” award and “people’s choice” award. those looking to vote for “people’s choice” can do so by dropping $1 at their favorite tables. proceeds will go to camp happy days, which offers support and encouragement to children diagnosed with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, special events and access to crisis resources. when: noon-5 p.m. saturday where: rita’s seaside grill, 2 center st., Folly beach price: $10 for ages 13 and up, $30 vip includes allyou-can-drink more info: 442-0190 or jivikings@hotmail.com

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the “lowcountry’s largest boat show and sale” holds its 33rd annual showcase this weekend. the event features boats of all shapes and sizes: sport cruisers, motor and express yachts, sportfishing boats, center-console fishing boats, bass boats, bow riders, deck and aluminum boats, runabouts, bay boats, shallowwater flat skiffs, power skis and family cruisers. so those in the market or just browsing may find what they’re looking for. in addition to the show, highlights include an appearance by skipper bivins and trent Jackson, hosts of animal planet’s “hillbilly handfishin’,” and local archer ella Kokinda. also at the show will be the coastal Fishing expo, which will include seminars, demonstrations and one-on-one discussions with local experts; the Fishing simulator; and more. wild wing cafe will provide the food and host the wing eating contest. on hand for the kids will be face-painting, loco lazer tag and bounce houses.

membership oyster roast

shuck-a-rama

the preservation society of charleston will hold its second annual membership oyster roast, offering a chance to socialize and stroll the grounds of Fenwick hall. the event will feature local oysters, chili and hot dogs with all the fixings by charlesFile/staFF ton bay gourmet, beer and wine by daniel island grill, and live entertainment by the v-tones. if you’re not a member but are interested in becoming one, the ticket price includes a one-year membership. when: 2-5 p.m. saturday where: Fenwick hall, 1709 river road, Johns island price: $35 for adults, $10 for children 6-12 and children 5 and under get in free. more info: 722-4630 or www.preservation society.org

the brain injury association of s.c. will hold a fundraising oyster roast to help provide support to individuals with brain injury and their family members. the second annual event will feature oysters, chili, beer, wine and live entertainment from the band southwood. when: 5-8 p.m. saturday where: gold bug island hall, 1560 ben sawyer blvd., mount pleasant price: $35 in advance, $45 at the door more info: 877-824-3228 or www.biausa.org/sc

iop exchange club oyster roast the isle of palms exchange club will host an oyster roast to support its student scholarship program. attendees can enjoy oysters, chili, hot dogs, a dJ, a silent auction and door prizes. when: 4:30-7:30 p.m. saturday where: 201 palm blvd., isle of palms price: $20 in advance, $25 at the door; children 12 and under get in for half-price more info: 886-8489 or www.iopexchange.org

Trent Jackson (left) and Skipper Bivins of“Hillbilly Handfishin’.” when: noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. saturday, 11 a.m.5 p.m. sunday where: charleston area convention center, 5001 coliseum drive

price: $9 for adults ($5 on Friday), $5 for military, $4 for kids ages 4-12, kids 3 and under get in free; parking is free. more info: www.the charlestonboatshow.com

swamp angel oyster roast the Fort Johnson community Foundation will hold its fourth annual oyster roast in celebration of the 1863 swamp angel cannon’s explosion. this piece of James island history will be recalled with a lighthearted talk featuring historian douglas bostick and oysters, chili, hot dogs, desserts and lemonade. the event is byob. when: 5-8 p.m. saturday where: Fort Johnson estates civic club and pool, 400 trapier drive price: $20 for those eating oysters, $10 for those not eating oysters, $5 for kids 10 and under more info: 209-7433 or www.fJecivicclub. tumblr.com


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lowcountry

oyster festival

event is ‘bigger and better’ as it hits 30 years

by rob young Special to The Post and Courier

if you go

The key to the lowcountry oyster festival’s longevity is simple: a love for oysters. a whole lotta love. sunday marks the 30th annual lowcountry oyster festival, hosted each year by the greater charleston restaurant association. The event, at boone hall plantation in Mount pleasant, also seems to function as a harbinger of the charleston festival season, concluding January with an enormous, ocean-size feast before making way for the southeastern wildlife exposition (feb. 15-17), bb&t charleston wine + food festival (feb. 28March 3), spoleto (May 24-June 9) and all points in between and beyond. organizers of the oyster festival expect about 11,000 people to attend. “it’s really gotten bigger and better each year,” restaurant association executive director kathy britzius said. britzius isn’t being biased, either. according to the association, the southeastern tourism society has hailed the oyster festival, billed as “the world’s largest oyster roast,” as one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” for the past 25 years. “it brings a number of people from out of town just to relax and enjoy the oyster festival,” britzius said.

what: 30th annual lowcountry oyster Festival when: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. sunday where: boone hall plantation, 1235 long point road, mount pleasant price: advance tickets are $12, day-of tickets are $15, kids 10 and under get in free; oysters are $10 a bucket (about 3 dozen). tickets are available on the greater charleston restaurant association website at www.charlestonrestaurant association.com or can be purchased at any southcoast community bank, boone hall Farms and the mount pleasant and charleston visitor centers.

Oysters, and then some

The event also brings in a ton of oysters — about 40, actually, or 80,000 pounds. two tractor-trailers arrive the day prior to the festival, the rigs filled with single select oysters plucked

from texas waters. “everybody always asks why we don’t do local oysters,” britzius said. “well, we just don’t have that amount available.” and should steamed oysters not pique your appetite, festivalgoers also can enjoy fried oysters, various kinds of seafood, soup, hamburgers, gyros and desserts from a number of vendors. “folks should understand that we’ll have more food out here, not just oysters,” britzius said. a food court will be set up and will include a number of restaurants, three food trucks and sweet offerings. options include red’s ice house, Zeus grill and seafood, gilligan’s seafood restaurant, The windjammer, please see oysters, page e21

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Thousands come out of their shells each year at the annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant.


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oysters from page e20 Jim ‘n nicks bar-b-Q, wild wing cafe, aw shuck’s, hyman’s seafood, dukes barbecue, blackJack barbecue, hubee d’s tenders and wings, dixie supply bakery & cafe, charleston cookie company and s&d coffee. File/staFF

A batch of oysters is steamed as the setting sun filters through the Spanish moss at a previous Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation.

The entertainment

The local rock/groove cover band not so serious will perform beginning at

11:30 a.m., with breaks during the oyster eating and oyster shucking contests. Those two events, as any veteran festivalgoer will concur, are crowd pleasers. during the oyster shucking, participants must remove as many oysters from their shells as possible in three minutes, placing the briny parcels in 16-ounce plastic cups. and this contest isn’t for please see oysters, page e22


E22: Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Organizers are providing a park & ride option this year in an effort to limit traffic congestion. The annual fundraiser runs 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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oysters from page 21 the amateur shucker. rick sizemore led the men with 51 oysters last year, while chad tran finished second with 43 oysters. annie bonifacio triumphed in the women’s division with 43 oysters, outpacing lisa bellamy’s 37-oyster finish. “you don’t want to stand in front of the stage when they’re doing that,” said britzius, rather understatedly. “i ended up once with a few on my head.” of course, those plastic cups brimming with raw oysters are principal to the second competition: the oyster eating contest. here, contestants must wolf down as many of the 16-ounce oyster-filled cups as possible. repeat champ John carson easily won the men’s title last year, finishing 6.3 cups, slightly more than 100 ounces. his closest competitor, Michael willis, managed to eat — or would it be drink? — 4.3 cups, or about 68 ounces. Marcy Jones outpaced the women with please see oysters, page e23

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by the numbers

11,000 80,000

expected to attend the oyster Festival.

pounds of oysters to be delivered.

43

oysters shucked by annie bonifacio, the 2012 women’s winner in the oyster shucking contest.

51

100.8

ounces of oysters devoured by John carson, the 2012 men’s winner in the oyster eating contest.

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oysters shucked by rick sizemore, the 2012 men’s winner in the oyster shucking contest.

the number of oysters eaten by sonya thomas, the major league eating recordholder.

48

$1 million-plus

ounces of oysters deamount the charleston voured by marcy Jones, the restaurant association has 2012 women’s winner in the raised in charitable contribuoyster eating contest. tions through the festival.


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oysters from page e22 3 cups, barely defeating tab sturkie’s 2.75 cups.

New features

The festival features a few additions this year. here’s the lineup:

z budweiser’s build-a-bar: put on by southern eagle distributing, it’s a portable trailer/marketing vehicle that transforms into a bar with plasma screen televisions. “i can’t wait to see that,” britzius said. “it’s basically a pop-up bar set up near the permanent stage where we put the band. so it’s sort of a natural place to be.” z The pluff Mudd circus: billed as a festival within a festival, the circus offers daylong activities and entertainment for kids and families. circus acrobats, fire jugglers, clowns and a pirate balloon artist (hint: expect your share of swords) head the docket. a workshop dedicated to the circus arts also will be given, showing kids how to juggle, make balloon dogs and hula hoop. other diversions include a family egg toss and a bubble station with buckets of bubbles at the ready. “it’s going to be so cute and so great for the children,” britzius said. “it’s got tons of different games for the kids to play.”

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Some shuckers break out their heavy-duty gear for the festival.

z Jetblue giveaway: every hour, on the hour, Jetblue will give away free flights. regisFile/staFF trants must be 18 or older and A crowd gathers as it gets ready to watch the oyster at the festival to win. tickets eating contest during the festival. are valid feb. 28-feb. 28, 2014, and winners just have The festival also will proraised more than $1 million to pay the taxes. vide a free park-and-ride in charitable contributions. trolley service from the standard festival rules also Beyond the oysters highway 17 entrance, deapply: no coolers. no pets. like last year, the event positing visitors at the rear no tailgating. will use an additional engate of boone hall. visitors may bring their trance off u.s. highway 17 as in past years, a portion own oyster knives and to help ease traffic and conof the proceeds from the gloves or buy them on-site. gestion woes. long point festival goes toward chariit’s also a rain-or-shine road formerly offered the ties such as the charleston event, with the early foreonly entry point, but now county schools science cast (cross your fingers) visitors can access the festiMaterials resource center, showing a low chance of val by turning near boone hollings cancer center, rain and temperatures close hall farm’s pumpkin patch. hospitality heroes, the to 50 degrees. The entrance will remain ronald Mcdonald house “people don’t eat too open until 2 p.m., at which and shriners hospitals for many oysters when it’s that point, the route reverses children. warm,” britzius said. “This to accommodate outgoing to date, the charleston cool weather just might be traffic. restaurant association has perfect for the festival.”


E24: Thursday, January 24, 2013

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lighthouse oyster roast & preview party photographs by marie rodriguez

Folks got a preview of one of the area’s newest on-the-water event venues and restaurants, the lighthouse waterfront pavilion at dolphin cove marina. attendees of saturday’s party enjoyed the complimentary beer, oysters, hot dogs and

Chris Bowers and LeeAnn Blitch dance.

hamburgers as they listened and danced to live music from the sweetgrass girls. come 5 p.m., a cash bar took over and dJ natty heavy kept the party going. to see more photos from the preview party, go to charlestonscene.com.

Attendees dig into the free oysters. Chance Jennings and Cailyn Oltmann

Ben Moore and Rebecca Ruttiger

Lindsay Froncek, Matthew Flynn, Christina Middleton and Matt Robertson

Levi Miles mans the grill.


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The Sweetgrass Girls perform.

Brandi Bushman, Victoria Tilly and Giannina Picasso

Tusha Lafayette, Paula Chavis and Sandra Tisdale


E26: Thursday, January 24, 2013

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For more weekend events, go online to www.charlestonscene.com.

Today Works by Kristy Bishop

what: the city of north charleston’s 2012-13 artist-in-residence, Kristy bishop, will present fiber works in her exhibit, “wash over you.” when: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Jan. 31 where: north charleston city gallery, 5001 coliseum drive price: Free more info: 740-5854 or http:// kristybishop.com

Martin E. Sullivan

what: local artist martin e. sullivan will present a collection of images of objects and people from around the lowcountry, captured with both digital and film cameras and transformed into custom prints using the cyanotype process in his exhibit, “cyanotype: old, new photography.” the cyanotype process is an old printing format historically used to create blueprints. when: through Feb. 28 where: the meeting place, 1077 e. montague ave.

price: Free more info: 740-5854 or http:// bit.ly/culturalarts

Inspector Noclue

what: inspector noclue’s murder mystery live is a comic mystery whodunit. when: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 where: the black Fedora comedy mystery theatre, 164 church st. price: $24; thursday: half-price with student id; sunday: $20 seniors/military

‘Center of universe’

what: “the exact center of the universe” by Joan vail thorne, an off-broadway hit, is a southern-fried comedy with a delightful reflection on age and change. when: 8 p.m. Jan. 24-26, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, Feb. 7-9; 3 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10 where: threshold repertory theatre, 84 society st. price: $10 more info: 277-2172 or www. thresholdrep.org

BOGO at Birds of Prey

what: buy one, get one free ticket to the center for birds of prey of south carolina residents for the month of January. tickets must be purchased at the center. when: during January where: center for birds of prey, 4872 seewee road more info: www.thecenterfor birdsofprey.org

Friday Sound of Charleston

what: experience the sounds that define charleston and its southern charm — jazz, gospel, gershwin, gullah, spirituals, civil war songs — coming to life in sacred and historic spaces during a 75-minute live concert. when: 7 p.m. Jan. 25 where: circular congregational church, 150 meeting st. price: $28 adults, $25 seniors, $16 students, children 12 and under free more info: 270-4903 or www. soundofcharleston.com

‘The Secret Garden’

what: based on the 1911 novel by Frances hodgson burnett, “the secret garden” tells the story of mary lennox, a spoiled, 11-yearold orphan who is returned to england to live at her uncle’s mansion. mystery unfolds as mary discovers family secrets and a hidden garden. will mary learn that caring for something as simple as a garden can unlock the key to her heart and soul? presented by charleston stage. when: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, 3-5 p.m. Jan. 26, 27, Feb. 2, 3 where: dock street theatre, 135 church st. price: adults $22.50, seniors (60+) $22.50, students (25 and under) $22.50 more info: 577-7183 or www. charlestonstage.com

Cirque De La Symphonie

what: experience the magic of some of the best cirque artists in the world performing on the same stage with a symphony orchestra. audiences everywhere are thrilled as aerialists fly overhead and acro-

batic feats are performed to classical masterpieces and memorable contemporary music. when: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26 where: sottile theatre, 44 george st. price: tickets start at $24 in advance or $29 at the door, if available more info: 723-7528 or www. charlestonsymphony.org

Improv Smackdown

what: it’s the hit improv show at theatre 99, where you, the audience, are the judge. it’s hilarious, exciting and based 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: 8 p.m. Jan. 25 where: theatre 99, 280 meeting st. price: $10 more info: 853-6687 or www. theatre99.com

‘Little Shop of Horrors’

what: ‘little shop of horrors’ has made audiences scream with laughter for years. in this gleefully

gruesome musical spoof of the 1950s sci-fi movies, seymour, a skid row floral assistant, allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him into playing nursemaid to an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. the growing plant’s demand for more, more, more are accompanied by witty parodies of ’60s music. between bites, audrey ii, named after seymour’s secret love, grows into an ill-tempered carnivore who brings down the house singing rhythm and blues. when: 8 p.m. Jan. 25 where: american theater, 446 King st. price: $20 - $28 more info: 793-1972 or www. whatifproductions.org

saturday Kennel Club Dog Show

what: the oldest kennel club in south carolina, the 77-year-old charleston Kennel club, will hold its annual dog show Jan. 26 and 27 at the coastal carolina Fairgrounds in ladson. show hours

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the deadline for night life items is Friday at 5 p.m. the week before the event or concert takes place. items should be faxed to the newsroom at 937-5579 or e-mailed to clubs@postandcourier.com. items submitted after the deadline will not be printed. For more information, call 937-5582.

Today Frank Duvall Trio

what: live jazz and drink specials during high steppin’ happy hour. when: band 5-9 p.m. thursdays, happy hour 4-7 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 e. bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www. highcottoncharleston.com

Dan Clamp

what: acoustic guitarist. when: 6-9 p.m. thursdays where: the grill on the edge, 41 center st., Folly beach

Folly Beach Bluegrass

what: open bluegrass jam. when: 7-10 p.m. thursdays where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

G Love & Special Sauce

what: alternative hip-hop/blues band out of philadelphia. when: 8 p.m. doors Jan. 24 where: the music Farm, 32 ann st., downtown price: $20 advance, $25 day-ofshow more info: www.musicfarm. com

Argentine Tango

what: argentinian singers and dancers perform with multimedia

scenes in an intimate setting with a complimentary glass of wine. when: 7 p.m. wednesdays and thursdays through Feb. 7 where: suede supper club, 816 Johnnie dodds blvd., mount pleasant price: $35-40 more info: www.artforfitness. com/tango

Steve Simon

montague ave., north charleston price: $6 more info: 744-7753

Steve Carroll & Bograts

what: traditional folk, irish/ celtic tunes and tavern sing-along favorites. when: 8:30 p.m. every thursday, Friday and saturday where: tommy condon’s irish pub, 160 church st., downtown

what: steve simon & the Kings of Jazz. “cool jazz” clarinetist and a group of lowcountry jazz pros. when: 7-10 p.m. thursdays where: barsa tapas lounge, 58 line st., downtown more info: 577-5393

when: with dJ e. 8:30-11:30 p.m. alternate thursday where: applebee’s neighborhood grill & bar, 1859 sam rittenberg blvd., charleston

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Josh Roberts

what: acoustic and electric favorites. when: 8-11 p.m. Jan. 24 where: molly darcy’s, 235 e. bay st., downtown

‘In The Round’

what: alternative/folk/americana/roots music from danielle howle, singer/songwriter/musician/producer don dixon and americana/rock singer-songwriter hannah thomas, as she celebrates the release of her new cd, “goodbye on wasted time.” when: 8 p.m. Jan. 24 where: the sparrow, 1078 e.

Dance & Karaoke

what: americana/indie/rock from Josh roberts & the hinges, americana/roots/rock from guilt ridden troubadour and southern/ indie/rock from outervention. when: 9 p.m. doors Jan. 24 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: $8 advance, $10 day-ofshow more info: 571-4343 or www. charlestonpourhouse.com

Ric Wooten

what: acoustic rock covers and

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clubs from page e26

more info: 724-3815 or www. highcottoncharleston.com

originals. when: 9 p.m. Jan. 24 where: planet Follywood, 32 center st.

Shane Clark

Mark Holland

what: acoustic blues/folk out of north carolina. when: 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 24 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road, charleston price: no cover.

Salsa/Latin Nights

what: dJ luigi & dJ leo of latin groove charleston will be mixing salsa, bachata, merengue, reggeaton, hip-hop and top 40 music. when: thursdays and saturdays where: southend brewery & smokehouse, 161 e. bay st., downtown price: $5 more info: 853-4677 or www. ouidance2.com/2011/05/latingroove-dj-luigi.html

Friday James Slater Trio

what: live jazz and drink specials during high steppin’ happy hour. when: band 5-9 p.m. Fridays, happy hour 4-7 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 e. bay st., downtown

what: country/funk/rock. when: 6-10 p.m. Jan. 25 where: blackbeard’s cove Family Fun park, 3255 u.s. highway 17, mount pleasant

Sam Singleton

what: classic covers from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. when: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays where: oscar’s of summerville, 207 w. 5th north st. price: Free more info: 871-3800 or www. oscarsofsummerville.com

Argentine Tango

what: argentinian singers and dancers perform with multimedia scenes in an intimate setting with a complimentary glass of wine. when: 7 p.m. Fridays and saturdays through Feb. 2 where: henry’s house, 54 n. market st., downtown price: $35-40 more info: www.artforfitness. com/tango/

Wintertide Series

what: Jason connelly (jazz/pop/ soul), cordovans duo (rock/americana/blues) and Forrest baldwin (indie pop/blues) play this week’s wintertide singer-songwriter series.

when: 7-10 p.m. Jan. 25 where: morgan creek grill, 80 41st ave., isle of palms price: $10

90 Acre Farm

what: americana/country/folk rock out of athens, ga. when: 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 25 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road, charleston price: no cover.

Calhoun’s Calling

what: self-described “indiealternative” cover/party band. when: 9 p.m.-midnight Fridays where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

Sundawgs

what: Jam band plays covers and originals. when: 9 p.m. Jan. 25 where: planet Follywood, 32 center st.

Col. Bruce Hampton

what: Founding member of the aquarium rescue unit, col. bruce hampton & pharaoh’s Kitchen, joined by a.J. ghent, lap and pedal steel guitarist. when: 9 p.m. doors Jan. 25 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: $10 more info: 571-4343 or www. charlestonpourhouse.com

Denim & Diamonds

what: live music. when: Jan. 25 where: tru blues, 1039 Johnnie dodds blvd., mount pleasant more info: 881-1858

The Louie D. Project

what: Four-piece post-modern funk band featuring louie d. on lead vocals and saxophone. when: 9:30 p.m. Jan. 25 where: local’s bar, 1150 Queensborough blvd., mount pleasant more info: www.louied.com

Nu Attitude

what: rock when: 9:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26 where: sand dollar social club, 7 center st., Folly beach price: Free

Karaoke w/ DJ E

when: 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays where: bushido Japanese restaurant, 1975 magwood drive, charleston price: no cover.

Fairy God Muthas

what: punk/rock/soul from drums and guitar duo. when: 10 p.m. Jan. 25 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st., sullivan’s island price: $5

Les Racquet

what: rock/indie pop/jazz band out of brooklyn, n.y. when: 10 p.m. Jan. 25 where: loggerhead’s, 123 w. ashley ave., Folly beach price: Free

saturday V-Tones

what: self-described “post-modern ragtime/gypsy/jazz/swing/ jugband” will play the preservation society of charleston’s oyster roast, with local oysters, chili and hot dogs with all the fixings by charleston bay gourmet and beer and wine by daniel island grill. when: 2-5 p.m. Jan. 26 where: Fenwick hall, 1709 river road, Johns island price: $35 adults, $10 children 6-12, children 5 and under free more info: 722-4630 or www. preservationsociety.org/default_ detail.asp?haid=262

Frank Duvall Trio

what: Jazz and drink specials during high steppin’ happy hour. when: band 5-9 p.m. saturdays, happy hour 4-7 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 e. bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www. highcottoncharleston.com

Southwood

what: local roots/rock and roll/

alt. country band will play the second annual shuck-a-rama oyster roast fundraiser for the brain injury association of s.c., featuring oysters, chili, beer and wine. when: 5-8 p.m. Jan. 26 where: gold bug island hall, 1560 ben sawyer blvd., mount pleasant price: $35 advance, $45 at-thedoor more info: 877-824-3228 or www.biausa.org/sc/

Open Jam

what: classic and current rock open music jam for musicians and singers of all skill levels. when: 6-8 p.m. saturdays through march 30 where: Jesse and Friends, 1039 s.c. highway 41, mount pleasant price: Free more info: 670-3376 or www. jesseandfriendsmusic.com

The Louie D. Project

what: Four-piece post-modern funk band featuring louie d. on lead vocals and saxophone. when: 6-9 p.m. Jan. 26 where: vendue inn rooftop bar, 23 vendue range st., downtown more info: www.louied.com

Jason Connelly Band

what: the full band plays jazz/ pop/soul for the wintertide band showcase.

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events from page e26 for saturday and sunday are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. admission is $2 and parking is free, with the exception of parking inside the grounds, which is $5 per day. when: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27 where: exchange park Fairgrounds, 9850 u.s. highway 78 price: $2

Community Snow Day what: mount pleasant community snow day will feature 25 tons of snow with three play areas, rail jam and jump castle, along with mount pleasant Fire department trucks and a smoke

The post and courier house. there will be a costume contest for children 12 and under, a silent auction, live music and more. a portion of the proceeds benefit carolina children’s charity. when: 11 a.m. Jan. 26 where: charleston harbor resort and marina, 20 patriots point road price: mount pleasant residents free; kids 12 and under free; adults $5 more info: 469-3579 or www. charlestonwinterfest.com

Oyster Roast

what: stroll the grounds and tour Fenwick hall (circa 1730), a rare colonial brick plantation, during the preservation society of charleston’s membership oyster roast. this privately owned property is the backdrop for socializing and oyster-shucking. this year’s event features local oysters, chili and hot dogs with all the fixings by charleston bay gourmet, beer and wine by daniel island grill, and live entertainment by the v-tones. when: 2-5 p.m. Jan. 26 where: Fenwick hall, 1709 river road price: $35 adults, $10 children 6-12, children 5 and under free more info: 722-4630 or www.

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IOP Oyster Roast

what: isle of palms exchange club will host an oyster roast to support student scholarship program. enjoy oysters, chili, hot dogs, dJ, silent auction and door prizes. when: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 where: isle of palms exchange club, 201 palm blvd. price: $20 advance, $25 at the door; children 12 and under halfprice more info: 886-8489 or www. iopexchange.org

Shuck-A-Rama

what: the second annual shucka-rama oyster roast features the southwood band, oysters, chili, beer and wine included. the brain injury association of s.c. provides support to individuals with brain injury and their families. when: 5-8 p.m. Jan. 26 where: gold bug island hall, 1560 ben sawyer blvd. price: tickets $35 prior to event and $45 at the door more info: 877-824-3228 or www.biausa.org/sc

Swamp Angel Roast

what: the fourth annual swamp angel oyster roast is sponsored by the Fort Johnson community Foundation. ticket prices include oysters, chili, hot dogs, desserts and lemonade (byob). Features guest speaker local author and

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historian doug bostick. complete ticket price information and order form at www.FJecivicclub.tumblr. com. when: 5-8 p.m. Jan. 26 where: Fort Johnson estates civic club and pool, 400 trapier drive price: see website more info: 209-7433 or www. FJecivicclub.tumblr.com

CSO Fifth Anniversary

what: Jazz artists of charleston is celebrating the charleston Jazz orchestra’s Fifth anniversary season. when: 7 p.m. Jan. 26-nov. 23 where: charleston music hall, 37 John st. price: $25-$40 more info: 641-0011 or www. thejac.org

Full Moon Snow Party

what: the winterfest 2013 Full moon snow party will transform the lookout pavilion into a ski lodge. the event will feature 25 tons of snow, rail Jam, dJ c.nile & dJ rehab, specialty cocktails and drink specials, ice luges and ice bar, free giveaways, lounge area and dance floor and food trucks. winter fashion suggested. when: 8 p.m.-midnight Jan. 26 where: charleston harbor resort and marina, 20 patriots point road price: $10 more info: 469-3579 or www. charlestonwinterfest.com

sunday Oyster Festival

what: the lowcountry oyster Festiva, bill as the world’s largest oyster festival, has been named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” by southeastern tourism society. highlights include the oyster-shucking and oyster-eating contests, live music on the main stage, wine, a selection of domestic and imported beers, a children’s area complete with pony rides and jump castles and a food court showcasing a variety of local favorite restaurants. when: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 27 where: boone hall plantation, 1235 long point road

Tuesday Studio Workshop

what: the open studio workshop with Karole turner campbell will explore the aesthetic elements of art (line, color, shape, form, texture, value) utilizing hands (literally and figuratively). students will create “theme and variation” pieces with “hands” as the theme and the visual elements as the way to depict the variations on this theme. materials are provided. registration closes two days prior to day of workshop. call 740-5854. when: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 29 where: the meeting place, 1077 e. montague ave.

Calhoun’s Calling

when: 7-10 p.m. Jan. 26 where: morgan creek grill, 80 41st ave., isle of palms price: $10

what: self-described “indiealternative” party/cover band. when: 9 p.m. Jan. 26 where: planet Follywood, 32 center st.

rock out of athens, ga. when: 10 p.m. Jan. 26 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st., sullivan’s island price: $5

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what: Jazz artists of charleston will celebrate charleston Jazz orchestra’s 5th anniversary season with the music of John coltrane. when: 7 and 10 p.m. Jan. 26 where: charleston music hall, 37 John st., downtown price: $25-40 more info: 641-0011 or www. thejac.org or www.charlestonmusichall.com

Full Moon Snow Party

what: “winterfest” will transform the lookout pavilion into a ski lodge and will feature 25 tons of snow, rail Jam, dJ c.nile and dJ rehab, specialty cocktails and drink specials, ice luges and ice bar, free giveaways, lounge area, dance floor and food trucks. winter fashion suggested. when: 8 p.m.-midnight Jan. 26 where: charleston harbor resort and marina, 20 patriots point road, mount pleasant price: $10 more info: 469-3579 or www. charlestonwinterfest.com

what: electronica/experimental/ hip hop out of california. when: 9 p.m. doors Jan. 26 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: $13 advance, $15 at-thedoor more info: www.charleston pourhouse.com

what: traditional jazz during sunday brunch. when: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. sundays where: high cotton, 199 e. bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www. highcottoncharleston.com

Sara Smile

The Bill Show

New South Jazzmen

what: acoustic rock covers from sara atchison and robert alvarez. when: Jan. 26 where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

what: rock/acoustic/alternative. when: 3-6 p.m. sundays where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

BoomBox

what: “rock/disco house/vintage psychedelic” out of alabama. when: 8 p.m. doors Jan. 26 where: the music Farm, 32 ann st., downtown price: $15 advance, $18 day-ofshow more info: www.musicfarm. com

what: bluegrass/folk/country/ blues/gypsy jazz and drink specials during high steppin’ happy hour. when: band 5-9 p.m. sundays, happy hour 4-7 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 e. bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www. highcottoncharleston.com

90 Acre Farm

Sunday Night Swing

what: americana/country/folk

Cattle in the Cane

what: swing dance party

price: $15 more info: 740-5854 or http:// bit.ly/culturalarts

Friday, Feb. 1 Concert/Art Opening

what: benefit organ recital by scott turkington, organist and choirmaster for the roman catholic cathedral of st. John the baptist in charleston. art opening for trudy muegel’s photography show, “impressions of charleston and the atlantic coast,” in gage hall after the candlelight concert. when: 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 1 where: unitarian church in charleston, 8 archdale st. price: $10 at the door, children free (child care provided) more info: lin raymond, music director, at 723-4617 or music director@charlestonuu.org.

‘Our Town’

what: directed by evan parry, written by thornton wilder, the pulitzer prize-winning drama “our town” is an evocative play spanning the history of a small new hamphire town. when: 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16; 3 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17 where: the Footlight players, 20 Queen st. price: tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $15 for students. more info: 722-4487 or http:// footlightplayers.net

featuring lessons in the charleston and the lindy hop from stephen duane. when: 6 p.m. charleston lesson, 7 p.m. lindy hop lesson, 7:30 p.m. dance party where: ballroom dance club, 1632 ashley hall road, charleston price: $10 more info: 557-7690 or www. roaringtwentieshotjazzdance club.com

Virgil Kaine Bourbon

what: stereofly music collective presents the royal tinfoil (americana /folk rock/punk), mazloom empire (indie pop-rock) and rachel Kate gillon (folk rock/rock/ soul) for the first birthday. when: 8 p.m. doors Jan. 27 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: $8 more info: 571-4343 or www. charlestonpourhouse.com

Ledbelly Stumphole

what: bluegrass orchestra. when: 9 p.m. Jan. 27 where: planet Follywood, 32 center st.

Monday Coleman and Dawes

what: margaret coleman and

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clubs from page e28 wayne dawes. acoustic/folk/jazz and drink specials during high steppin’ happy hour. when: band 5-9 p.m. mondays, happy hour 4-7 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 e. bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www. highcottoncharleston.com

Christopher Bell

what: self-described “indie/ quirky pop/cello rock” out of new york. when: 8 p.m. Jan. 28 where: tin roof, 1117 magnolia road, charleston price: tbd more info: 571-0775

Songwriter’s Night

what: susie summers hosts this open mic with original song performances only. when: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. mondays where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road, charleston price: Free

Open Mic

what: open mic night hosted by singer/guitarist dave grunstra from wire and wood. when: 9:30 p.m.-until on mondays where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

Tuesday James Slater Trio

what: live jazz and drink specials during high steppin’ happy hour. when: band 5-9 p.m. tuesdays, happy hour 4-7 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 e. bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www. highcottoncharleston.com

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what: a “bending” of bluegrass and rock out of colorado. when: 7 p.m. doors Jan. 29 where: the music Farm, 32 ann st., downtown price: $22.50 advance, $25 dayof-show more info: www.musicfarm. com

Home Team Trivia

when: 8-10 p.m. tuesdays where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st., sullivan’s island

Jeff Mangum

what: experimental/folk from the vocalist and guitarist of the band neutral milk hotel. when: 8 p.m. Jan. 29 where: charleston music hall, 37 John st., downtown price: $26 advance, $28.50 dayof-show more info: 853-2252 or www. charlestonmusichall.com

The Tarlatans Duo

what: rock/folk rock/folk pop. when: 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 29 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road, charleston price: no cover.

Open Mic

what: open mic hosted by ross bon. when: tuesday where: planet Follywood, 32 center st.

Fire & Ice Karaoke

ace’s on bridge

what: local grateful dead tribute band plays out on the deck for this week’s dead wednesdays event. when: 5 p.m. doors Jan. 30 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: Free more info: 571-4343 or www. charlestonpourhouse.com

Keith Bruce

what: acoustic guitarist/songwriter. when: 6 p.m. Jan. 30. where: iacofano’s italian bistro and bar, 626 coleman blvd., mount pleasant

Barn Jam

what: this week’s awendaw green barn Jam will feature the ray sisters, mandolin orange, big daddy love and marbin. when: 6-10 p.m. Jan. 30 where: sewee outpost, 4853 u.s. highway 17, awendaw price: $5 suggested donation more info: www.awendaw green.com

V-Tones

what: self-described “post-modern ragtime/gypsy/jazz/swing/ jugband.” when: 6:30-8 p.m. wednesdays where: city lights coffee, 141 market st., downtown

Mac Calhoun

Karaoke with DJ E

what: local “electrified blues” band. when: Jan. 29 where: tattooed moose, 1137 morrison drive, downtown

Southwood CD

what: local roots/rock and roll/ alt-country band will the celebrate the release of its second ep, “dixiana” and the first 20 people in the door will get a free copy. when: 10 p.m. Jan. 29 where: midtown bar & grill, 559 King st., downtown more info: www.southwoodband.com

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The Reckoning

what: acoustic/country/”coastal folk” singer/guitarist. when: 7:30 p.m. wednesdays where: tommy condon’s irish pub, 160 church st., downtown

Bully Pulpit

the diamonds by playing ace, king and a third round. When declarer won the diamond queen and played a heart, West climbed up with the heart ace and cashed out the diamonds for down one. Ducking the club might look like an instinctive play, but it was not one that was found at many other tables. For example, when defending three no-trump after a spade lead and a club play at trick two, East in the other room fell from grace by winning the first club and returning a low diamond. Declarer won in dummy and unblocked spades, crossed to the club jack, and cashed out dummy’s spades, then ran the clubs with the aid of the finesse and had nine tricks.

days, happy hour 4-7 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 e. bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www. highcottoncharleston.com

what: Karaoke with dJ wild bill. when: 9 p.m. tuesdays where: wet willies, 209 e. bay st., downtown price: no cover. more info: 826-2193 or www. facebook.com/Fire-ice-Karaoke what: local singer-songwriter. when: 9 p.m.-midnight tuesdays where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

By BOBBY WOLFF

The NEC tournament from Yokohama, held this time last year, featured a Swiss tournament followed by a knockout for the eight surviving teams. The quarterfinal matches started with a defensive problem on the very first deal that might look easy — but at the table these things are never as simple as you might think. In one room, where the auction had petered out in two no-trump, declarer won the spade lead and cashed his other high spade to unblock the suit, before playing a club toward dummy — perhaps making the position easier to defend than was necessary. East made the critical play for the defense when he ducked this trick, won the next club, and cleared

Yonder Mountain

what: with the larry Ford trio. live jazz and drink specials during high steppin’ happy hour. when: band 5-9 p.m. wednes-

Carroll Brown

when: 8-11 wednesdays where: pal Joey’s martini lounge, 1035 Johnnie dodds blvd., mount pleasant price: no cover.

Guilt Ridden Troubadour

what: americana/rock/roots. when: 8-11 p.m. wednesdays where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st., sullivan’s island price: no cover.

Live Team Trivia

what: live team trivia at all five lowcountry locations. times may vary. when: 8 p.m. wednesdays where: Kickin’ chicken price: Free more info: www.kickinchicken. com

Lowcountry Blues Club

what: Full band, open mic electric jam, with backline drums and amps provided. when: 8 p.m. wednesdays

where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road, charleston price: Free

Big Gigantic

what: electro/electronica/ techno out of colorado. when: 8 p.m. doors Jan. 30 where: the music Farm, 32 ann st., downtown price: $23 advance, $25 day-of more info: www.musicfarm. com

Sumilan w/ Jauntee

what: ambient/progressive/rock from sumilian out of athens, ga. and self-described “psychedelicjazzbluesfunk with a touch of latin based reggae” from the Jauntee out of boston. when: 9 p.m. doors Jan. 30 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: $5 advance, $7 day-ofshow more info: 571-4343 or www. charlestonpourhouse.com

Plane Jane

what: seven-piece party band covers all favorites from the ’60s to today for ladies’ night. when: 9:30-11:30 p.m. wednesdays where: J paul’z, 1739 maybank highway, James island


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DOONESBuRY By Garry Trudeau

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B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart

SALLY FORTH By Francesco Marciuliano & Craig Macintosh

PEANuTS By Charles Schulz

JuMP START By Robb Armstrong

BLONDIE By Dean Young

DuSTIN By Steve Kelley & Jeff Parker

CuRTIS By Ray Billingsley

GARFIELD By Jim Davis

word game yesterday’s word: tenable

table tale teal average mark 22 teen words time limit 35 minutes eaten elan can you find 29 elate or more words in enable pomades? enate the list will be published tomorrow. neat abet – united Feature syndicate 1/24 able

today’s word: pomades

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bent beta betel blat bleat lane late lateen laten lean lent

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

MARMADuKE By Brad & Paul Anderson

BIZARRO By Dan Piraro

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ZIGGY By Tom Wilson

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NON SEquITuR By Wiley Miller

BEETLE BAILEY By Mort, Greg & Brian Walker

MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley

JuDGE PARKER By Woody Wilson & Mike Manley

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston

ROSE IS ROSE By Pat Brady & Don Wimmer

MARY WORTH By Joe Giella & Karen Moy

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE By Stephan Pastis

HI AND LOIS By Brian & Greg Walker & Chris Browne

LuANN By Greg Evans


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THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker

BABY BLuES By Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

DILBERT By Scott Adams

ANDY CAPP By Reg Smythe

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne GET FuZZY By Darby Conley

ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman

GRAND AVENuE By Steve Breen

today’s horoscope aries (march 21-april 19): you may have to appease someone you care about. emotional matters will escalate.

leo (July 23-aug. 22): a business trip or meeting will pay off as long as you are consistent and stay within your means.

taurus (april 20may 20): communicate and you will get your point across. love is on the rise and making future plans will bring you closer together. your timing must be impeccable.

virgo (aug. 23sept. 22): give others a chance to express what they would like to see happen before you make a decision that affects others. love is highlighted.

gemini (may 21June 20): someone will offer you poor advice or information. do your own research before you make a decision that will alter your reputation. Keep life simple.

libra (sept. 23oct. 22): don’t let an emotional situation stop you from doing what’s right. an element of surprise will help you grab the attention of someone important.

cancer (June 21July 22): determination will get you where you want to go, but don’t be foolish and overspend to make an impression.

scorpio (oct. 23nov. 21): stick to the people you know you can trust. sharing information with someone unfamiliar will lead to a loss. stick close to home.

sagittarius (nov. 22dec. 21): don’t sit there waiting for someone else to make the first move. Follow your instincts and do what’s best for you. capricorn (dec. 22Jan. 19): size up your situation and you will soon see a right way and a wrong way to proceed. truth will lead you in the right direction. aQuarius (Jan. 20feb. 18): it may take a little work, but if you look hard enough, you will find a solution for a sticky situation you face with a friend or relative. pisces (feb. 19march 20): mix practicality with ingenuity and interesting concepts, and you will create a buzz that will result in getting the support and help you need.


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thursday, January 24, 2013: E35

Should couples live together sans ring?

back in time with saturday morning toons

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by rebekah bradford Special to The Post and Courier

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f you were one of those kids who spent every saturday morning in front of the television watching cartoons, this week’s head2head trivia should be a breeze. current champ ellen foy is facing off against student chad stevens.

Questions

1. what was the name of the cat from “the smurfs?” 2. what gave scooby-doo courage? 3. what was the name of the magician from “he-man?” 4. who was the villain that always tried to sabotage people in “wacky races?” 5. what was the name of Fred Flintstone’s boss? 6. what’s the name of rainbow bright’s horse? 7. what all-american wrestler went on to become a regular character on “g.i. Joe?” 8. on the cartoon “Jem,” what was the name of her band? 9. who was the arch enemy of the thundercats? 10. what was the name of the transformers’ home planet?

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The late Henry Corden, one of the voices of Fred Flintstone, is shown with the cartoon character. How well do you know your Saturday morning cartoons?

ellen’s answers

1. this is the only one i may know. azrael. 2. some kind of treat. 3. oh, my gosh, i haven’t a clue. 4. i’ve never even heard of that cartoon. 5. i wish you’d asked for his (Fred Flintstone’s) wife’s name because that i knew. 6. i can’t even come up with a good enough guess. 7. hulk hogan 8. Jem’s backup band 9. the lightning dogs 10. pluto

conclusion sadly for ellen, who was so dominant in last week’s contest, this subject really didn’t suit her. it did, however, suit chad enough to give him the win and allow him to return next week for another round of head2head trivia.

chad’s answers

1. azrael 2. he gets some scooby snacks. 3. no clue man. 4. also no clue. 5. mr. stone or something like that. 6. starlite 7. wasn’t into “g.i. Joe.” 8. Jem and the holograms 9. mumm-ra 10. cybertron

correct answers 1. azrael 2. scooby snacks 3. orko 4. dick dastardly 5. mr. slate 6. starlite

7. sgt. slaughter 8. Jem and the holograms 9. mumm-ra 10. cybertron

ear abby: i am a woman in my early 20s and in my first serious relationship. i adore “paul.” we have a wonderful, respectful relationship. one day, i hope we’ll be married. i feel strongly that we should not live together before we are married. he disagrees. he feels couples need to know each other’s habits fully before they make a lifelong commitment. i understand the financial and emotional convenience of sharing a home with your loved one. however, i believe that marriage changes a living dynamic whether you have lived together or not. conflicts that arise postmarriage can be faced with a greater sense of resolve, knowing that a formal commitment has been made. should couples live together before marriage? i don’t want to be stubborn and say i’ll never live with anyone before getting married, because i know it’s a very common thing to do. what can i say to paul and friends who disagree with me to defend my “old-fashioned” logic? — traditionalist in chicago DEAR TRADITIONALIST: I don’t think you should argue with them on the subject at all. Just say that although many couples live together today without marriage, you aren’t com-

dear abby fortable with it. You are not the only person who feels this way. Many people with strong religious convictions feel the way you do about it. This is something that couples should work out between themselves. dear abby: i am a woman who was raised in the south by a very proper mother. she told me that a man should never give a woman “intimate” gifts like lingerie. a friend and i have argued about whether this “rule” applies today. i still believe the practice is unacceptable even if you are engaged. she thinks it is ok. — confused in oregon DEAR CONFUSED: Perhaps the two of you should agree to disagree on this one. Your mother is part of the “hands off” generation, and the logic was that knowing lingerie sizes was “too intimate” for couples who weren’t married. In today’s world, however, such logic would put companies like La Perla and Victoria’s Secret out of business. www.dearabby.com


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