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6 | Get Out

16-17 | Arts

david Quick previews outdoor fitness options

A look at upcoming events, artist Q&A

7 | On a budget?

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

8-10 | Movies

“dark shadows,” “the deep blue sea,” “goon”

18-19 | Weekend events 22-23 | Music

cd reviews, upcoming shows

24 | See and Be Scene

11 | Movie listings

25-29 | Calendar, Nightlife, Sudoku

12-14 | Food + Bev

30-34 | Comics + TV grid

planet Follywood, Los compadres, chew on this

With horoscopes and a crossword puzzle

35 | Trivia, Abby

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This weekend offers mom-friendly fitness events


hile this weekend is all about mom, there are several outdoor options you can do with her or before seeing her for her big day.


The 2nd annual Particip8, which is somewhat like a sampler platter of fitness in Charleston, will be 8 a.m.noon Saturday in Marion Square. The event raises funds and awareness for the Yoga Benefits Kids program, which offers tools for local at-risk kids at Title I schools to lead active and goal-oriented lives. YBK’s founder and Director Caryn Antos will be on hand with some of the fitness professionals who help the program to showcase what they do. While there is no fee to

particip8, Antos is asking people to offer a donation to take one or more of the following classes on Saturday: z 8-9:15 a.m.: Yin-Vinyasa with Kelly-Jean Moore, certified yoga instructor and Rolfer. z 9:25-9:55 a.m.: Kids Yoga with Melanie Pool, certified yoga and kids yoga instructor. z 10-10:50 a.m.: Workshop Challenge Vinyasa with Bethany Bubenzer, certified

at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island, where Family Fun Day will follow with food from Daniel Island Grille and Cupcake, and activities for children. The mom-friendly event includes a decorated stroller contest. Packet pickup for the Mom’s Run is 4-8 p.m. Friday at TrySports in Mount Pleasant, where a sports clinic on energy gels also will be held 6-7 p.m. www.ppdsupport.dream

is 5-8 Friday at Pet Helpers, 1447 Folly Road. On Saturday, registration and pickup are 6:307:45 a.m. at the pier.

Race the Landing 2

Last Thursday’s inaugural Race the Landing 5K run and walk at Charles Towne Landing drew 163 runners, not counting kids, to a race through perhaps the most File/StaFF beautiful urban park in Getting outdoors with mom this weekend is a great Charleston County. way to celebrate her day. Race No. 2 of the five-race series will be held tonight, Leslie McCravy run yoga instructor. with kids races starting at Mom’s Run The fourth annual Leslie Mc- 6:15 and the 5K at 7. The Ruth Rhoden Craven Cravy Memorial 5K run and z 11 a.m.-noon: Bodycology The theme will be Barbawalk benefiting Pet Helpers and Positivity Meditation with Foundation’s ninth annual dos, so expect Caribbean will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, start- fare afterward. Elli Boland and Ashley Swider. Mom’s Run is its largest fundraiser and furthers its ing near the Edwin S. Taylor The fees are $25 for the 5K efforts of educating, supFishing Pier on Folly Beach. “These classes are meant and $10 for the kids races. porting and healing women The cost is $30 for adults to be warm, open, fun and Post-race food and limited with postpartum depression. and $15 for kids. Registralight-hearted,” Antos said. beer is included. The 5K starts and ends tion and early packet pickup

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Monumental moms deserve a big day

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” — Sophia Loren


other’s Day is a great day to show our mothers we care. Though if we’re good kids, we show her more than one day a year. You could buy her the obligatory flower arrangement, or you could go one better and spend some quality time with your mom. Spend the day together at one of the events listed below, or go out to dinner, or for a walk; get creative. No matter what, your mom will appreciate the time together. So here’s your mission on Mother’s Day: Show the lady a good time, and promise to do it more than one day a year if you don’t already.

Second Sunday

Enjoy music from Rustic Remedy, Shrimp City Slim, Austin Fitzhenry, The Honeybees, Michael Lindsey with Caroline Nelson, Oliver Penegar and Carlo Garcia from the Charleston School of the Arts, and others as you stroll down King Street. And that’s only the beginning of what Second Sunday has to offer. Window shop and dine alfresco while taking in the sights and sounds of this monthly event. Though mom is the guest of honor, another special guest will be Spoleto Festival

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No matter what you do, don’t forget your mother on Sunday. USA, which will set up shop at George and King streets during the event, offering fee-free tickets and Second Sunday specials. For more on Second Sunday, check out susanlucas. sundayonkingstreet.

Aquarium adventure

On Sunday, mothers will get free admission to the South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, with a paying guest or child. From 9 a.m.-5 p.m., check out the new Madagascar Journey, the famous albino alligator, the renovated Saltmarsh Aviary and the playful river otters. Mothers will be recognized during daily programs, including the interactive dive shows. For ticket pricing and more info, call 577-FISH (3474) or go to

Harbor cruise

If your mom loves the water, consider taking her out on a two-hour harbor cruise aboard the Palmetto Breeze. And as if the cruise weren’t awesome enough, the trip includes Sunday brunch and mimosas.

Another bonus? Moms get aboard free with a paying adult. The price is $35 for an adult, $25 for children 12 and under. The catamaran will depart from Shem Creek at 11 a.m. and return at 1 p.m. For reservations and more information, call 886-8133.

Soccer mom

Another great option — not to mention a great cause — would be heading out to Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive, Saturday night for Kick for a Cure. Wearing special pink jerseys, the Charleston Battery will play the Rochester Rhinos starting at 7:30 p.m. After the match, the jerseys will be auctioned off, with proceeds split between Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Dragon Boat Charleston. Ticket packs for the match include one ticket and a Kick for the Cure koozie for $11; $3 from each Battery Pink Ticket will be donated. General admission is $10-$18. Gates open at 6 p.m. Call 971-4625 or check out www.charlestonbattery. com for details.

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‘Dark Shadows’ vamped into ‘That ’70s Show’ by Burton, Depp By RogeR MooRe MCT


he years, gray hairs and wrinkles fade away from Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer, and the cobwebs are brushed off “Dark Shadows” in Tim Burton’s campy and dark take on the late 1960s vampire soap opera. A cheesy and cheap but beloved TV program takes an affectionate ribbing in the film, which has more in common with “That ’70s Show” than its actual source. But it’s a fun flashback to the days when a jilted witch (former Bond babe eva green, in fine fury) cursed the Byron-haired Barnabas Collins (Depp) to eternal damnation as a vampire, his immortality granted “so that my suffering would never end.” The evil Angelique killed his parents, turned the seaport village of Collinsport against Barnabas and had him entombed. And when he is accidentally awakened in 1972, he discovers that was just the beginning of her revenge. The descendants (Pfeiffer, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloe Moretz, gulliver Mcgrath) are living in the cluttered ruins of Collinwood, their vast mansion. Angelique now dominates the fishing industry that made the Collins clan’s fortune. Tragedy has visited the family on a regular basis. Little David (Mcgrath) lost his mother, and requires a live-in shrink (Helena Bonham Carter), who is also a pill-popping drunk. And they’re about to hire a governess (Bella Heathcote), who is the spitting image of Josette, the long-lost love of Barnabas. First, though, she has to answer some questions about the leading controversies of the day. What do you think of the president, the war? “Do you think the sexes

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 (out of five stars) DirecTor: Tim Burton caST: Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller raTeD: PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking running Time: 1 hour, 54 minutes WhaT DiD you Think?: Find this review at charleston and offer your opinion. a character turn into an eggshell caricature of herself, is something we’ve never seen before. But all is not Anne Hathaway-size grins and tasty one-liners in Collinsport. Heathcote (“In Time”) is woefully out of her depth, faintly mysterious but unable to suggest the passion that Barnabas carried for PETEr MounTain/ WarnEr Bros. PicTurEs/McT 200 years in a coffin. Jackie Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins in “Dark Shadows.” earle Haley, who takes on the Renfield role in this should be equal?” Depp and green set off Dracula parody, is hilarious. “Heavens no. The men real sparks as ex-lovers, But Miller is wasted, given would become unmanagewith green vamping up her little to play and thus bringable.” vintage man-eater role and ing nothing to the party. Depp is wonderfully adept Depp’s Barnabas harrumphAt nearly two hours, this at playing this sort of fishing that he will never fall for two-joke comedy is entirely out-of-water. Barnabas spies “a succubus of Satan.” too long. But Burton neither the miniskirt of his teenage It’s all done in the name of dishonors the show nor descendant (Moretz) and good, slightly off-color fun. disappoints generations of wonders why a streetwalker Burton relishes the timefans of that series, people inlives among them. period pop so much that spired to pass their vampire He shouts, “Show yourself, he plays entire songs on the love on to their children and Satan,” at his first sight of soundtrack, lacing “Nights now grandchildren. an automobile’s headlights. in White Satin” under the And if nothing else, he is And there’s a bit of a lanopening credits, The Carto be commended for the guage barrier. penters, Barry White (the makeup and effects that “Are you stoned, or some- big sex scene, of course), strip decades away from his thing?” Black Sabbath and elton older cast members, includ“They tried stoning me. It John’s “Crocodile Rock” ing Bonham Carter. did not woooooork.” under other moments. He “every year I get half as The daffiness extends to brings in Alice Cooper for pretty and twice as drunk,” Collinwood, where secret an extended cameo-concert. her character, Dr. Julia Hoffpassages are now “where The effects are grand, man, complains. In “Dark I keep my macrame,” mathe settings shadowy and Shadows,” Burton has triarch elizabeth (Pfeiffer) digitally enhanced for your made at least half that line informs him. enjoyment. one bit, having a lie.

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The water is chilly in this ‘Deep Blue Sea’ movie review

By Connie ogle McClatchy Newspapers

way she loves him, and so she lights the gas fire and breathes deeply. he Deep Blue Sea” is a sufWe learn that Hester’s unhappifocating movie, and it’s ness goes deeper than mere pique, meant to be. Set around but a woman who tries to end her 1950 in england and based on the life because her beau forgot an play by Terence Ratigan and diimportant date is a hard woman rected by British director Terence to pity. Davies (“House of Mirth”), it has a And that’s the difficulty in claustrophobic mood that mimics warming up to “The Deep Blue the emotional state of the unhappy Sea”: The first thing we see Hester Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz), do is foolish and inconceivable, who is attempting to gas herself in which makes it hard to get invested her small, dark flat when the film in her future. naturally the foropens. gotten birthday is just a symbol Hester has left her much-older of what’s going wrong in Hester’s husband, William, a dull though life. like many women of her time, kind judge (Simon Russell Beale), she went from her father’s house for the younger, more virile Freddy to her husband’s, and the mar(Tom Hiddleston), a former airriage she entered into was sedate man with whom she is living in if financially comfortable. Passin. Careless, high-spirited Freddy sion played no role; lust is a new has forgotten her birthday, and this and unfamiliar emotion, and she omission signals to Hester can’t live with the fact that Freddy that Freddy doesn’t love her the doesn’t love her the way she loves


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1/2 (out of five stars) Director: Terence Davies cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, simon Russell Beale rateD: R for sexual situations and adult themes running time: 1 hour, 38 minutes What DiD you think?: Find this review at charlestonscene. com and offer your opinion.

Tom Hiddleston as Freddie Page and Rachel Weisz as Hester Col- William tries hard not to reveal lyer in “The Deep Blue Sea.” how badly he has been hurt — and it moves at a languid pace him, which makes her seem more through the changing emotions of a simpleton than she probably is of the trio. The burden on the meant to be. cast is great; they have to breathe The film follows the aftermath life into dark, oppressive rooms of her suicide attempt — Freddy, that underscore Hester’s sense who feels the best of his life ended of entrapment, and happily when the war did, is furious, and they’re up to the task. Davies

gets the look and mood of postwar england just right, though Freddy’s cheery flyboy lingo seems like something out of a bad melodrama. in one haunting war flashback inside a train tunnel, Davies’ camera pans through a series of weary, frightened faces as bombs rain down and finally lands on William and Hester standing bravely together as one of the refugees sings “Molly Malone.” in that moment, we understand that Hester has not left William thoughtlessly, that they’re still tied by the past they shared. yet the film would like us to believe that Hester will go on from her fateful decision in the film’s opening moment, because life is like that — it goes on. But “The Deep Blue Sea” has given us no real reason to care what happens next.

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‘Goon’ shoots and scores

By Christopher Kelly McClatchy Newspapers


eann William scott, 35, has a strong, square jaw and a soft, beseeching voice; a narrow-eyed glare and a lopsided grin. it’s as if his genes couldn’t decide if they belonged to a character actor or a leading man, and so they decided to split the difference. he was perfectly cast at stifler in the original “American pie” (1999), the impish supporting troublemaker who ends up claiming the movie as his own. too perfectly cast actually. since then, hollywood hasn’t really known what to do with him. he’s doesn’t have the solemnity or selfimportance to play a Mark Wahlberg-like action hero (see “Bulletproof Monk” and “The rundown,” both 2003), and he’s a little too goodlooking to convincingly play the henpecked and humiliated Ben stiller type, as he tried to do in “Mr. Woodcock” (2007) and “The promotion” (2008). he’s done himself no favors by reprising the stifler role every few years in three “American pie” sequels. so it’s a pleasure to stumble upon the indie sports comedy “Goon,” which at long last affords scott a leading role that suits him exquisitely. he stars as a lovable dim bulb named Doug Glatt, a bouncer at a bar in Massachusetts whose adoptive parents (eugene levy and ellen David) still harbor the fantasy that he might turn out to be a doctor. instead, he ends up in a brawl at a local hockey game, where the coach of the team takes note and invites him to try out: so what if he can’t really skate? Directed by Canadian filmmaker Michael Dowse (“it’s All Gone pete tong”) and based on a book by Adam Frattasio and Doug smith — the latter a Massachusetts police officerturned-minor league hockey player — “Goon” does a sly

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Liev Schreiber (left) and Seann William Scott in “Goon.”

movie review  (out of five stars) Director: Michael Dowse cast: seann William scott, Jay Baruchel, alison Pill, liev schreiber rateD: R for violence and strong language running time:1 hour, 32 minutes What DiD you think?: Find this review at charleston and offer your opinion. job satirizing the free-for-all bloodlust that makes nonhockey fans sometimes look upon the sport as if it’s been beamed in from another planet. on the ice, the players look for any chance they can to knock one another senseless, and Glatt, preposterously, but very endearingly, finds his place in the world as the biggest brute of them all. A few times Dowse allows the on-screen violence to turn too indulgently graphic, but more often he finds the right raucous-brutal balance; it’s “The Three stooges” on ice. The screenplay, by Jay Baruchel (who plays Glatt’s best friend in the film) and evan Goldberg (who co-wrote “superbad” and “pineapple express”) affectionately hits on all the familiar sports movie tropes. There is the eccentric, ragtag team, prone to strange conversations in the locker room (see “Bull Durham”); the aging rival (liev schreiber) against whom Glatt must eventually face off (see “Any Given sun-

day”); even a play-by-play announcer (Curt Keilback, a real-life announcer for the Winnipeg Jets), who seems to have borrowed his playbook from Bob Uecker in “Major league.” At certain points, you might feel as if you’re watching a wholesale remake of “slap shot,” the 1977 comedy that starred paul Newman as the unlikely hockey playercoach. But even if you know exactly where it’s going, “Goon” barrels its way forward, much like its lead actor, with a rowdy, infectious good cheer. scott generates a gentle chemistry opposite Alison pill (she was Zelda Fitzgerald in “Midnight in paris”), who plays Adrian to his rocky, and he makes us feel the plight of a lost soul who still has to fight to make people take him seriously. Movies this silly aren’t usually also this tender, but “Goon” (to mix a few sports metaphors) finds the sweet spot and scores.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012: E11 SCORE: Out of 5 stars G: General Audiences PG: Parental Guidance PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned, some content unsuitable for children under 13 NR: Not Rated R: Restricted

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

Opening Airplane! PG

This 1980 comedy classic follows an alcoholic ex-fighter pilot who has to overcome his fear of flying. MIXSON: Thurs: 8:15

Dark Shadows  PG-13

In 1972, an imprisoned 200-yearold vampire (Johnny Depp) is freed from his tomb and returns to his ancestral estate.

CINEbARRE: Fri: 1:20, 4:20, 7:35, 10:15; Sat-Sun: 10:35, 1:20, 4:20, 7:35, 10:15; Mon-Thurs May 17: 1:20, 4:20, 7:35, 10:15 CITADEl: Fri-Thurs May 17: 12:20, 1:20, 3, 4, 5:40, 7, 8:10, 9:35 CITADEl IMAX: Fri-Thurs May 17: 3:30 Hwy 21: Fri-Thurs May 17: 8:30 NORTHwOODS: Fri-Thurs May 17: 12:30, 1:30, 3, 4, 5:40,7, 8:20, 9:40

The Deep Blue Sea 1/2 R

The upper-class wife of a British judge finds herself in a selfdestructive love affair.

TERRACE: Fri-Tues: 1, 3:05, 5, 7, 8:45; Wed-Thurs May 17: 2, 4

The Dictator R

Sacha Baron Cohen is the dictator of a fictional oppressed country in Africa.

CITADEl: Wed-Thurs May 17: 12:30, 1:30, 2:35, 3:35, 4:40, 5:40, 7, 7:50, 9:10, 9:55 NORTHwOODS: Wed-Thurs May 17: 12:30, 1:30, 2:35, 3:35, 4:45, 5:45, 7, 7:50, 9:10, 9:55 TERRACE: Wed: 12:01 a.m., 1, 3, 5, 6, 7:10, 8, 9:10; Thurs May 17: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7:10, 8, 9:10

Goon  R

A bouncer with poor skating skills helps lead a team of misfits to semi-pro hockey glory. PARk CIRClE: Sat: 8


The Great Dictator NR

Charlie Chaplin directs and stars in his first talkie in this mistaken identity caper. TERRACE: Tues: 9:30

Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview NR

1:15, 1:45, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6:20, 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 9, 9:40, 10:15 REGAl 18: Today: 1:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5, 6, 8 REGAl 18 3D: Today: 1, 2, 3, 3:30, 4, 5:30, 6:30, 7, 7:30

Bully 1/2 PG-13

Robert Cringley discovered his 1995 interview with the Apple pioneer.

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


Cabin in the Woods

21 Jump Street


TERRACE: Fri-Mon: 3:30, 7:20; Tues: 3:30


 Young police officers pose as high school students.

CINEbARRE: Today-Fri: 1:05, 4:05, 7:40, 10:15; Sat-Sun: 10:30, 1:05, 4:05, 7:40, 10:15; Mon-Thurs May 17: 1:05, 4:05, 7:40, 10:15 NORTHwOODS: Today: 9:25 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 4:15

The Avengers  PG-13

Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow fight to save the Earth from Thor’s brother, Loki.

CINEbARRE: Today-Thurs May 17: 12:25, 3:30, 7, 10:05 CINEbARRE 3D: Today-Fri:12:55, 3, 4, 6:30, 7:30, 9:35, 10:35; Sat-Sun: 9:45, 11:55, 12:55, 3, 4, 6:30, 7:30, 9:35, 10:35; Mon-Thurs May 17: 12:55, 3, 4, 6:30, 7:30, 9:35, 10:35 CITADEl: Today-Thurs May 17: 1, 2, 2:30, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 8, 8:30, 9:15 CITADEl 3D: Today-Thurs May 17: 12:30, 4, 7:15, 10:15 CITADEl IMAX: Today: 12:10, 3:30, 7, 10; Fri-Thurs May 17: 12:10, 7, 10 Hwy 21: Today: 8:15; Fri-Thurs May 17: 8:30 JAMES ISlAND: Today: 4:20, 7:20, 10:20 JAMES ISlAND 3D: Today: 4, 6:35, 7, 9:40, 10 NORTHwOODS: Today-Thurs May 17: 1:30, 2, 4:30, 5, 7:30, 8:10, 10:30 NORTHwOODS 3D: Today-Thurs May 17: noon, 12:50, 3, 3:50, 6:50, 7:10, 9:50, 10:10 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 1, 1:30, 3:45, 4:45, 7, 7:30, 8, 10:05 PAlMETTO GRANDE 3D: Today:

CITADEl: Today: 2, 4, 7 REGAl 18: Today: 3:50, 7:20


Bad things happen when five friends go to a remote cabin in the wilderness.

CITADEl: Today: 9:20 JAMES ISlAND: Today: 4:20, 7:10, 9:30 NORTHwOODS: Today: 9:45 REGAl 18: Today: 1:50

Chimpanzee G

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

CITADEl: Today-Thurs May 17: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7, 9 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 2:20, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30 REGAl 18: Today: 1:10, 3:30, 7:10 TERRACE: Today: 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5; Fri-Thurs May 17: 12:30, 2

Damsels in Distress  PG-13

A group of college girls sets out to revolutionize the grungy and male-dominated environment of their university.

TERRACE: Today: 1, 2:45, 4:40, 7:15, 9; Fri-Tues: 8:30

Five-Year Engagement 1/2 R

A couple’s relationship becomes strained when their engagement is continually extended. CINEbARRE: Today: 12:50, 3:50, 7:25, 10:10; Fri: 12:50, 3:50, 7:25, 10:10; Sat-Sun: 10, 12:50, 3:50, 7:25,

10:10; Mon-Thurs May 17: 12:50, 3:50, 7:25, 10:10 CITADEl: Today-Thurs May 17: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:45; NORTHwOODS: Today-Tues: 12:55, 3:50, 7, 9:40 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 1:20, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 REGAl 18: Today: 1:25, 4:05, 7:35 TERRACE: Today: 2, 4:15, 7:20, 9:30; Fri-Thurs May 17: 2:45, 4:45, 7:15, 9:30

Footnote PG

Father and son Israeli Talmudic studies professors experience a power struggle when a prestigious award is presented to one over the other.

TERRACE: Today: 12:50, 2:40, 4:35, 7:05, 9:10

The Hunger Games PG-13

 In a post-apocalyptic world, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen must compete in a televised survival game. CINEbARRE: Today-Fri: 12:40, 3:45, 7:10, 10:20; Sat-Sun: 9:40, 12:40, 3:45, 7:10, 10:20; Mon-Thurs May 17: 12:40, 3:45, 7:10, 10:20 CITADEl: Today-Thurs May 17: 12:45, 3:45, 7, 10 JAMES ISlAND: Today: 4, 7, 10 NORTHwOODS: Today: 12:45, 3:45, 6:45; Fri-Thurs May 17: 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 1, 4:05, 7:10, 10:15 REGAl 18: Today: 1:15, 4:10, 7:15

The Lucky One 1/2


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

CINEbARRE: Today-Fri: 1:15, 4:15, 7:20, 9:45; Sat-Sun: 10:45, 1:15, 4:15, 7:20, 9:45; Mon-Thurs May 17: 1:15, 4:15, 7:20, 9:45 CITADEl: Today-Thurs May 17: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:20, 9:40 Hwy 21: Today: 10; Fri-Thurs May 17: 10:30 JAMES ISlAND: Today: 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 NORTHwOODS: Today-Thurs May 17: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:40 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 2, 4:35, 7:20, 9:50

REGAl 18: Today: 1:55, 4:15, 6:55

REGAl 18: Today: 2:05, 4:20, 7:50

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen





A crew of amateur pirates fails at plundering ships but ends up with Charles Darwin, the last living dodo bird and a battle with Queen Victoria.

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

CINEbARRE 3D: Today-Thurs May 17: 1:25, 7:05 CINEbARRE: Today-Fri: 4:25, 9:20; Sat-Sun: 11:10, 4:25, 9:20; MonThurs May 17: 4:25, 9:20 CITADEl 3D: Today-Thurs May 17: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:10 JAMES ISlAND: Today-Fri: 4:50 JAMES ISlAND 3D: Today: 7, 9:10 NORTHwOODS 3D: Today: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:10; Fri-Thurs May 17: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7 PAlMETTO GRANDE 3D: Today: 4:15, 9:10 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 1:40, 6:50 REGAl 18 3D: Today: 3:40, 7:40 REGAl 18: Today: 1:20

The Raven  R

A young detective teams up with Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) to pursue a serial killer who is acting out the murders in the author’s stories.

CINEbARRE: Today: 1:10, 4:10, 7:35, 10:05; Fri: 1:10, 4:10, 7:45, 10:10; Sat-Sun: 10:40, 1:10, 4:10, 7:45, 10:10; Mon-Thurs May 17: 1:10, 4:10, 7:45, 10:10 CITADEl: Today-Tues: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:50 NORTHwOODS: Today-Tues: 1:20, 4:15, 7:15, 9:35 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 2:15, 4:50, 7:25, 10:05 REGAl 18: Today: 1:40, 4:40, 7:05

Safe 1/2 R

An ex-cage fighter helps a 12- yearold Chinese girl avoid the Russian mob and corrupt NYC cops. CINEbARRE: Today: 1:20, 4:20, 7:45, 9:55 CITADEl: Today: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30; Fri-Tues: 7:20, 9:40 NORTHwOODS: Today: 1:15, 4:10, 7:20, 9:45; Fri-Thurs May 17: 9:10 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 2:10, 5:15, 7:50, 10:10

TERRACE: Today: 7, 9; Fri-Tues: 12:35, 4:45; Wed-Thurs May 17: 12:35

Think Like A Man  PG-13

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

CINEbARRE: Today-Fri: 12:55, 3:55, 7:15, 10; Sat-Sun: 10:05, 12:55, 3:55, 7:15, 10; Mon-Thurs May 12: 12:55, 3:55, 7:15, 10 CITADEl: Today-Thurs May 17: 1:05, 2, 3:55, 5, 7, 8, 9:40 NORTHwOODS: Today-Thurs May 17: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9:45 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:15 REGAl 18: Today: 1:45, 2:15, 4:25, 4:55, 7:25, 7:55 TERRACE: Fri-Thurs May 17: 12:35, 2:45, 4:50, 7:25, 9:35

The Three Stooges  PG

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

CITADEl: Today: 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30; Fri-Tues: 12:50, 3, 5:10 Hwy 21: Today: 8:15 JAMES ISlAND: Today: 4:10, 6:45, 9 NORTHwOODS: Today: 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:15 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 1:10, 3:50 REGAl 18: Today: 1:35

Titanic 3D PG-13

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

PAlMETTO GRANDE 3D: Today: 1:05

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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Standard fare on Folly garners faithful fan base

By RoB young Special to The Post and Courier


t’s a stalwart, a world unto itself, smack dab in the middle of Center Street on Folly Beach. And which establishment accords such measure? Planet Follywood, naturally. The restaurant’s classic exterior mural featuring Hollywood icons of the 1950s welcomes visitors and its loyal base of customers into its quarters for cold beers, burgers, a little music and more. The fare here is standard: tried-and-true hits popular with beachgoers, or almost any American. Appetizers include chicken fingers, nachos, wings, beer-battered fried mushrooms, potato skins, mozzarella sticks and gently fried onion rings. As for the fried okra — and

if you go

What: planet Follywood Where: 32-a Center st., Folly beach hourS: 8 a.m.-2 a.m. saturday-sunday, 11 a.m.2 a.m. Monday-Friday More inFo: 588-7380 credit goes to Planet Follywood for describing the starter as “Charleston okra” (love it) — it’s a voluminous sampler nearly teeming over the basket. The restaurant also presents an admirable burger menu, including seven specialty options. These half-pounders ($6.95-$8.95) are cooked to temperature, and, say, in the case of the Cowboy burger, topped with bacon, pepper jack cheese, barbecue sauce, lettuce, tomato and — what the hey —

A fried Grinder chicken sandwich, topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. The grinder ($7.95) is a popular pick, as well; the photographs by rob young chicken grilled or fried and A roasted garlic burger cheddar from Planet Follywood. topped with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. an onion ring, just for good or roasted garlic cheddar Several pita sandwiches measure. burger, which finely mixes ($7.95) also grace the docket, A simpler option might be roasted garlic and other sea- including one containthe old-fashioned patty melt, sonings into the meat. ing grilled tilapia, teriyaki

shrimp and chicken versions, and another made from chicken fingers. And the specials aren’t bad, either, such as the german wrap containing kielbasa sausage, onions, potatoes, peppers and a brown mustard sauce for dipping.

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home-style mexican in mount Pleasant By DeiDre Schipani

Special to The Post and Courier


eclare this the “year of the Taco.” When the likes of this simple envelope of edible portability is the content of a Smithsonian Magazine essay, the subject of interviews on npr and the focus of two culinary histories, “Taco USa” by Gustavo arellano and “planet Taco” by University of Minnesota professor Jeffrey pilcher (formerly of The citadel), well, it’s time to give this dog its due. Lucky for us the heritage of the Mitla cafe, said to be the home of the taco (1937), is alive and well at Los compadres. This family-operated Mexican restaurant opened in the space once occupied by Just chill in park West. it is a narrow slip of a restaurant with limited home-style fare. no sombreros, no mariachis, just simple, basic Mexicaninspired foods. here you will find no goat, no menudo, no mole negro, epazote or adobos. But the corn and beans of the ancient Maya have found a home at Los compadres, where tortillas are handmade, salsas are freshly prepared and daily specials allow the kitchen to feature local favorites such as shrimp in a Mexicaninspired coctel, as ceviche and in a “Diablo” entree. Specials could include homemade tamales and daily soups. Breakfast is served all day ($5.99), and your huevos are accompanied by beans and rice with chorizo (sausage) and jamon (ham) available as proteins. complimentary chips and salsa are fresh, crisp and bright with the flavors of cilantro, lime, carrot bits and jalapeno. Try the huarache ($5.75), a hand-formed tortilla that is crisped and layered with beans, cheese, salsa and shredded chicken. its flavors marry well together, and it is a welcome change from nachos, which the restau-

Los Compadres serves up fresh Mexican-inspired food at 1118 Park West Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. your choice of red or green Service is friendly and sauce. i prefer the astrincollaborative with all of the gency of the green sauce staff taking orders, busing Cuisine: Mexican and was not disappointed. tables and delivering the $5.99-$7.99, soups and Category: NeighborThe shrimp “al Diablo” sides $1.49-$3.49, salads hood Favorite $6.49-$7.29, desserts $1.49- lived up to its billing. a LoCation: 1118 Park paste of fragrant chiles $2.49, kids’ menu $4.99, West Blvd., Mount Pleasant daily specials MP. fired up the tender shrimp Phone: 856-0805 vegetarian oPtions: in more ways than one. hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. a neighbor’s fajitas platYes, but limited Monday-Saturday, noonter ($8.99) and quesadillas WheeLChair aCCes8 p.m. Sunday ($6.49) both looked fresh sibLe: Yes Food:  and hot served with an asbar: Beer, wine, serviCe:  sortment of salsas and warm margaritas atmosPhere:  tortillas. Parking: Strip mall lot PriCe: $ Basic tacos ($1.75) are other: Patio, carryout, Cost: Breakfast $5.99, ap- Facebook, daily specials, prepared with your choice petizers $2.49-$6.99, a la of filling: chicken, chorizo, open for breakfast, lunch carte $1.75-$7.99, entrees fish (tilapia at the time of our and dinner. visit), pork, steak and tuna. add two sides for $3 and you rant also serves in a basic es, are available for lunch, have an entree for less than style ($4.29) and “compa” and a la carte and sides allow $5. style ($6.99) with beans, you to build a reasonably a children’s menu offers meat, cheese, tomatoes, sour priced meal. simple Mexican dishes as cream and guacamole. a chicken enchilada well as grilled cheese and The portions are satisfying, ($7.29) includes three hot dogs. not belly-busting mounds plump tortillas filled with Friends who do not care for of rice and beans but nicely chicken, queso and crema Mexican cuisine can order sized scoops of seasoned along with the rice and a simple burger ($6.99) or rice and soupy beans. Tortas beans (the beans are too grilled chicken breast salad ($6.49), Mexican sandwich- soupy for my taste) and ($7.99).

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food as the compact kitchen prepared them. Los compadres opened in February, and it has built up a regular following of families who are equally comfortable grabbing a seat at the bar as they are picking up bags and bags of carryout orders. Mexican beers can be had for $3.25 and are corona, Modelo, Tecate, pacifico, and Victoria. The restaurant recently added margaritas to the menu in choices of lime, strawberry and pomegranate. Fortunately, none had the neon color of what passes for this drink in many bars. purists can order agua frescas of horchata (rice), Jamaica (hibiscus) and naranja (orange) for $2.49. Desserts include ice cream for the kids, gelatin ($1.49), churros ($1.69) and homemade flan ($2.49). We opted for the flan. We found it rich with egg and sweet with caramel. it hit all the right notes to dose the incendiary finish of the chiles. Los compadres is new to the neighborhood, but it is clear that it has quickly made friends.

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By DeiDre Schipani

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New on the market

Lowcountry Bistro has opened at 49 S. Market St. it is the sister restaurant to 82 Queen. On the menu: Lowcountry classics served for lunch and dinner. Go to www.lowcountry, call 302-0290 or email info@lowcountry

Mother’s Day

z Tristan will be serving its traditional brunch menu on Mother’s Day. To make reservations or to view what’s for brunch, go to www. Tristan is at 10 Linguard St. call 534-2155 for more.

z Sweet cece’s is sweet on moms, so it’s offering a free sweet treat for mothers on Sunday. Bring a mom in to the store at 99 S. Market St. between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. that day and she’ll receive

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a free cup of frozen yogurt. it’s a sweet, healthy way to celebrate. Sweet cece’s specializes in healthy, premium frozen yogurts and toppings, and puts a new spin on the experience. check out www. southmarket or call 2772108. z 82 Queen is serving Mother’s Day brunch. To make your reservation and to review the menu, go to or call 723-7591.

Wine on the island newton Farms will host wine tastings 4-6 p.m. every Thursday to benefit local charities. Find it on Facebook for schedules and details. newton Farms is at the crossroads to Kiawah and Seabrook islands in Freshfields Village.

Whisky dinner

This is one dinner you will

not want to miss as the Old Village post house hosts compass Box Whisky for a special dinner at 6:30 p.m. May 23. The dinner will highlight scotches and whiskies from compass Box Whisky’s Signature range. Liquor representatives will be in attendance to shed more light on the craft of Scotch whiskies. chef de cuisine Forrest parker and chef Frank Lee have created a menu that underlines the flavors from the Scotch whiskies. The dinner is $55, plus tax and gratuity. reservations are required and can be made by calling 388-8935. The Old Village post house is at 101 pitt St., Mount pleasant.

Got meat?

chef craig Deihl of cypress is offering selections from his artisan Meat Share just in time for Memorial Day and Father’s Day celebrations.

The Memorial Day package will feature grill items, including smoked pork shoulder, bratwursts, hot dogs, burgers, barbecue sauce and sauerkraut for 10-12 people. and for Father’s Day, the package features an assortment of Deihl’s charcuterie and cured meats as well as an in-house, dry-aged steak for two. a limited number of gift packs are available for $50 and can be preordered by calling 937-4012, ext. 229. Orders will be available at cypress for pick up in plenty of time for preparations beginning May 23 for Memorial Day and June 13 for Father’s Day. For information or reservations at cypress, go to or call 7270111.

Jersey boy

Jersey Mike’s Subs will open at new location at 7225 rivers ave. next to

h.h. Gregg on May 30. you may not get a Snooki fix, but the subs bring the flavors of the “shore” to the Lowcountry. Opening day will feature a charity event that benefits the March of Dimes.

Renewed on Folly

Brunch bunch

cO has opened in the former Teavana spot at 340 King St. On the menu: Vietnamese classics such as banh mi, pho and buns along with noodle dishes, ramen and salads. The owner is Greg Bauer, and his executive chef is anh Toan ho. Dinner and late-night service is on the menu, with lunch planned for the future. call 720-3631.

z Social restaurant + Wine Bar is serving Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Social is at 188 east Bay St. call 577-5665. z Grill on the edge’s popular all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet returns to 41 center St., Folly Beach. The buffet starts at 9:30 a.m. For reservations, call 633-0143 or go to

Recent opening palmetto Flats restaurant and Tavern recently opened at 975 Bacon’s Bridge road in Summerville. Flat bread sandwiches are among its specialties. call 419-6430.

Snapper Jacks is under new management with a new menu, improved interior and a nonsmoking policy until 10 p.m. it’s at 10 center St. call 588-2362.

Asian flavors on King

Wine dinner

newton Vineyard will partner with the staff at carolina’s, 10 exchange St., to host a wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The cost is $60, plus tax and gratuity. Winemaker chris Millard will host. reserve at 7243800.

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in 1987 after visiting Mrs. Bea Robinson’s garden in Athens, Ga. ... Over the next 20 years, Sills traveled throughout the Southeast and photographed over 150 yards and gardens — and often their creators. These gardens found in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina represent an important element of the American landscape that is quickly disappearing,” Loftus said. Sills will lead a tour of her work May 25. On June 14, Sara Arnold, curator of collections at the Gibbes, will lead another tour. Contact the Gibbes Museum, 135 Meeting St., for specific times and pricing by calling 722-2706 or going to

3:30 p.m. at PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Tickets are $20 and include some light food and drink. Call 866811-4111 or go to www.

‘Fun-size’ plays

The Charleston Acting Studio, also home of Midtown/ Sheri Grace Productions, is Provided showing a series of “shorts,” or “fun-size” plays. Join Mary Whyte’s “Shoe At the Gibbes them for an evening of a Shine.” Just last week, two exhibibunch of plays, each about ond cousin to President John 10 minutes long. tions opened at the Gibbes Adams, he was a leader of Museum of Art that are not “Some of them are original the movement that became to be missed. and some are by famous the American Revolution. “Mary Whyte: Working people who may (or may He was closely involved in South” and “Places for the not) include Tennessee Wilthe protests of the Sugar Spirit: Traditional Africanliams, John Patrick Shanley, Act, the Stamp Act, the American Gardens of the Arthur Miller, Douglas Townsend Acts and was South” have been paired Clinton. ... But all of them heavily involved in the Tea together, as they both showare entertaining,” said Act, resulting in the Boston Kristen Bushey, operations case “American art from Tea Party,” according to a a Southern perspective,” manager. press release. Executive Director Angela The performance runs Change for Change Also learn about the secMack tells us. today-Tuesday at the Last year, the Young & ond president, John Adams Charleston Acting Studio, Whyte, a Charlestonian, is (1735-1826), and John Quin- 915 Folly Road; call for show well-known throughout the Free SC organization put times. Tickets are $18 for on the Change for Change cy Adams (1767-1848), the country. adults, $16 for seniors, $14 Art Show with great success, sixth president. “ ‘Mary Whyte: Working for students and can be purdonating 100 percent of the The Karpeles Manuscript South’ features 50 waterchased by calling 795-2223 color portraits, sketches and money raised to Water Mis- Museum is at 68 Spring St. or online at www.midtown Call 853-4651. drawings that focus on van- sions International. They’ve decided to rock it ishing rural and industrial ‘Twelfth Night’ out again this year with a workforces that were once Holy City Shakespeare and Yo Art free event 7-11 p.m. Saturday ubiquitous throughout the Children’s organization Yo Pure Theatre are collaboratat the Mixson Barn in the region but are now declinArt, in partnership with the ing on a theatrical reading Park Circle neighborhood. ing due to changes in our Charleston Office of Culturperformance of ShakeLocal artists and photogeconomy, environment, al Affairs and the Charleston speare’s gender-bending raphers have donated work technology and fashion. County Library, are showing comedy, “Twelfth Night.” From the textile mill worker to be sold for $50 or less, an exhibition of 30 posters A theatrical reading, with and attendees can enter the and tobacco farmer to the and photos created by kids actors seated on stage with raffle for cool prizes. There sponge diver and elevator between ages 7-15 from Title operator, Whyte documents will be live music by Austin scripts, “allows us to truly I schools. appreciate Shakespeare’s Chiasson and Charles Carthe range of Southerners “These photos and postwhose everyday labors have mody, live painting by Meta words and to emphasize ers illustrate the children’s their beauty and wit,” HCS Sapient and Patch Whisky, gone unheralded while Artistic Director Laura Rose individual creativity, as well munchies from the BBQ keeping the South in busias an insight into their comness,” explains Marla Loftus, Joint and King of Pops, and said. “And even though the munity,” said Gene Furchperformance isn’t ‘staged,’ beer, wine and glass-bottle communications director there will be plenty of fun vi- gott of Yo Art. sodas from Cork. for the Gibbes. “Yo Art is both an insuals and music to liven the There will be a variety of show and to help keep track school and after-school exhibition tours (June 1 and ‘The Adams Family’ Ever wanted to know about of characters and scenes. program impacting more 8) along with a watercolor “The production is a fund- than 500 students at eight painting workshop (May 19), the real lives of America’s raiser for the upcoming HCS local public schools each both led by the artist herself, “founding families?” A new exhibit at the Karproduction of ‘Hamlet,’ slated school year. Yo Art’s proand a conversation with fessional staff mentors its for this fall, in which Pure Whyte and Lowcountry art- peles Manuscript Museum kids, building self-esteem, Theatre will also take part,” ist Jonathan Green together is all about “The Adams Family.” No, not the one on Rose said. “We have received job skills, with an academic (June 4). TV, the one that had a major so much interest in future focus and a sense of commu“Places for the Spirit: Traimpact on what our country performances, education and nity through computer art ditional African American is today. workshops, but we must raise workshops, exhibitions and Gardens of the South” is Learn about the lives of public art projects.” support to launch them.” an equally compelling exThe exhibit is open There will be a perforhibit featuring photographs Samuel Adams (1722-1803), “an American statesman, through today at the Main mance Saturday at 7:30 of Southern gardens by political philosopher and Library, 68 Calhoun St. Call p.m. at the Charleston LiVaughn Sills. one of the Founding Fathers brary Society, 164 King St., 556-6800 or go to www. “Vaughn Sills began photographing folk gardens of the United States. A secand another on May 20 at

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Self-taught Devon Keim finds inspiration on beach

By Vikki Matsis Special to The Post and Courier


he salt water, the waves and the art of surfing inspire Devon keim’s art and photography. Her materials include acrylic paints, gels, sand, shells and rocks, among other things. The Charleston native began painting in 2010 and has learned the art of putting paint to canvas as she goes. “My style is mostly real“Baby Wave” ism, but also abstract, and i’m currently working with some 3-D pieces,” keim said. “another passion of mine is photography. i take a lot of pictures of the beach and people surfing. if i take a picture that i really like, i will paint it.” as a self-taught artist, she is looking for a space where her art would best fit in. Until then, she simply paints for the joy of it. View her work “Aladdin”

old car. in five years, i will be: Maybe traveling, living overseas or still in Charleston, anything can happen. if i knew then what i know now: I wouldn’t have made some mistakes that I did, but that’s how you learn, right? price range of artwork: Affordable. last thing that Made Me laUgh: Probably my best friend Ashley. She’s My Mantra: “Do not crazy. worry about tomorrow, for last book that i read: last thing that Made tomorrow will worry about Not a big reader. Me cry: Hallmark itself.” Matthew 6:34. favorite restaUrant commercial. UpcoMing travel in charleston: Tasi! i wish: For my own art plans (real or iMagMy daily roUtine con- studio one day. ined): Australia or Hawaii sists of: Either working, woUld yoU rather last thing i do before going to Folly Beach, taking win the lottery or i go to bed: Brush my pictures, painting. fly into space?: Win teeth. i aM Most gratefUl the lottery. ... I would rather i aM cUrrently listen- for: Everything I have, my travel the world than go ing to: Dominic Balli. family, friends, even my old, into space.

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atlantic Cup

Cowboys & Cocktails

this second annual race, which has a focus on running an environmentally responsible event, will get under way at 6 p.m. Friday. Boasting to be the first carbon-neutral sailing race in the U.s., this event will feature a field of 14 international competitors from the U.s., France, Germany and Great Britain. Departing from the Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside st., sailors will race 260 nautical miles. a launch party will begin at 5 p.m. on the second floor of the maritime center. tickets are $40 and include a premium open bar, light appetizers and live race commentary. a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boomer esiason Foundation. Go to

this second annual event hosted by Creative spark Center for the arts will feature dinner, an open bar, live bluegrass music, a silent auction and more. Held at the Cottage on the Creek (shem Creek), 130 Mill st., the event will run 6-9 tonight. tickets are $50, $80 for a couple in advance; $60, $100 the day of event. Proceeds benefit Creative spark’s arts enrichment programs and outreach efforts. Call 881-3780 or go to Before the event, there will be a golf tournament at Patriots Point links starting at 12:30 p.m. tickets are $130, $500 per foursome, and include driving range, greens fees, golf cart, lunch, refreshments and a ticket to the Cowboys & Cocktails reception.

Forget-Me-Not Ball enjoy a night of cocktails, bidding (silent auction), dinner, live music and dancing, all while benefiting the alzheimer’s association. this seventh annual black-tie-optional event will be held 6-11 p.m. Friday at the Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King st. tickets are $100. Call 800-272-3900 or go to For information on the local alzheimer’s organization, go to




Featuring authentic Greek food — including spanakopita (spinach pie), tiropita (cheese pie), moussaka (eggplant-covered ground meat with a bechamel-like topping) and bougatsa (custard dessert with a base of cream of wheat) — folk dancing, crafts and more, the 42nd annual festival will be held Friday-sunday at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy trinity, 30 Race st. downtown. With free parking at Riley Park and free frequent shuttle buses to and from the festival and admission of $3, this event is easy on the wallet. a bonus? Moms get in free sunday. Running 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-saturday and noon-6 p.m. sunday, get more information about this event at 577-2063 or

international islamic Friendship Bazaar

‘Gimme shelter’ the Big easy comes to the lowcountry with lively entertainment, funky music and a taste of New Orleans. With food by Home team BBQ, the menu is complete with a crawfish boil, jambalaya and mini po-boys as well as a stocked bar with plenty of hurricanes, painkillers and more. starting at 6 p.m. saturday, the event will be held at the Navy Yard at Noisette, 10 storehouse Row, North Charleston. tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. all of the funds earned will be used to continue Operation Home’s emergency home repair program throughout 2012. Call 853-3211 or go to

the Central Mosque of Charleston will host this inaugural event sunday. From 11 a.m.-5 p.m., enjoy arts and cultural displays, international cuisine, kids activities and more. the event will be held at Brittlebank Park off lockwood Drive, and admission is free. aP

special screening and comedy show Matt Besser, one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade and writerproducer-star of “Freak Dance,” is bringing the show to the lowcountry. Besser will be presenting his brand of sharp, smart standup, characters and monologues for a night of comedy at theatre 99, 280 Meeting st. the show starts at 8 p.m. saturday. tickets cost $15. Go to a special PROviDeD screening of “Freak Dance,” which also stars amy Poehler, will be held saturday at the terrace theater. a Q&a with Besser will be held after the show. Go to

The HMS Bounty

Colonial-Maritime Weekend learn about Charleston’s rich Colonial-maritime history Friday-sunday with visits to the Powder Magazine museum, 79 Cumberland st., and the historic tall ship HMs Bounty at the Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside st. With tours, book signings and lectures, theatrical performances, living history and more, this is an educational event for the whole family. tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 17 and under. Proceeds benefit the Powder Magazine’s 300th anniversary exhibition (2013) and the preservation of the HMs Bounty. Call 7229350 for more.


A group of white pelicans and ducks on Bull’s Island.

Overnight adventure through special permission from the U.s. Fish & Wildlife service, Coastal expeditions is offering a two-night, three-day trip Friday-sunday to Bull’s island, which is closed from dusk to dawn. stay at the Dominick House and enjoy birding, hiking, photography opportunities and more. Meals will be provided by Coastal expeditions. For pricing and details on this trip, call 884-7684.

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Soul Man

Anthony Hamilton sings his heart out By Stratton Lawrence Special to The Post and Courier


ans of music-loving r&B singer anthony Hamilton may be surprised to hear that growing up in charlotte he was just as likely to be found watching “Hee Haw” and “The Lawrence welk Show” as “Soul train.” Since introducing himself to a national audience by singing the backing chorus on “Po’ Folks,” hip-hop group nappy roots’ Grammy-nominated 2002 track, Hamilton’s name has been virtually synonymous with modern soul music. But his solo work maintains a deep Southern flavor with tracks like “cornbread, Fish, and collard Greens.” That song landed second on the tracklist of 2003’s “comin’ From where I’m From,” his solo follow-up to “Po’ Folks.” after releasing his debut album, Hamilton backed rapper Jadakiss on his 2004 single, “why,” garnering another Grammy nomination. The collaborations and 2003 solo release brewed a perfect storm to blow the singer into the limelight, vastly eclipsing Hamilton’s only previous full-

if you go What: Anthony Hamilton When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: north charleston Performing Arts center, 5001 coliseum drive Price: $49.50-$69.50 For more inFo: www. northcharlestoncoliseum

length album, 1996’s “Xtc.” By December 2004, on the strength of the smash hit single “charlene,” “comin’ From where I’m From” had sold 1.2 million copies.

Broad appeal

“That was the moment when everything started moving at the same time,” Hamilton said in a phone interview with charleston Scene. “ ‘Po’ Folks’ got a lot of play on Bet and VH1, and being a part of such a great song really sets you up. People want more, and after that, I was good money. I had the hiphop community and the r&B community, and the nappy roots project kind of solidified Please see Hamilton, Page e21

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Hamilton, from E20

my story: the grungy trucker dude, moving through love and moving through life. ‘Charlene’ came out, and people were like, ‘Oh, my God, really?’ It was a onetwo punch; jam-jam.” Appealing to the R&B and hip-hop crowds has its benefits and drawbacks, Hamilton said. The R&B genre grew into “adult contemporary” during the ’90s, discouraging a younger generation who were far more interested in Tupac than Luther Vandross. “You’d have great R&B, but it was attached to a hip-hop song,” explains Hamilton. “So when I came out with a great R&B song, people were like, ‘Wow, this stuff sounds good.’ It’s almost like the genre had a rebirth, and I’ve been one of the guys to help it grow.” The downside for Hamilton is that he’s constantly walking a thin line between being too slow for the younger generation and being too hip-hop for the older ones. “If it’s too R&B, you get put over in the old folks’ line,” he laughs. “If it’s not up-tempo, it can keep you from being in the mainstream.” Still, he appeals to multiple generations of music fans, generating common ground between the tastes of parents and their children. “Then they turn Grandma on to it, and she’s the main one trying to kiss me after the show,” jokes Hamilton. “They leave me smelling like Avon and Mary Kay, saying ‘I just love you.’ I say, ‘Yes, Getting ‘Back to Love’ ma’am.’ Every now and then On his latest release, 2011’s you get a fine older one, and “Back to Love,” Hamilton I say, ‘You better be glad I pairs his smooth croon with got my shiny ring on.’ Old horns and beats, most notacougars — ha!”

for too long,” said Hamilton, re-emphasizing his childhood interest in country music. “I’m eventually going to spread to that. The longer you stay one way, the longer people are going to look at you one way.” In the meantime, fans who swoon to Hamilton’s impressive vocal range and suave delivery will be more than pleased with “Back to Love.” The singer wrote the bulk of the album’s 16 tracks over a week spent at producersinger Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds’ Lake Tahoe house and studio. “I used to ‘work with’ Babyface when I was younger, you know, putting on a tape while I was on the phone (with flirting tone), ‘Yeah baby, you know what I’m talking about,’ but this was my first time actually writing with the man,” laughs Hamilton. “We went out to the lake, and the snow was 10 feet high packed up in the yard. It was the most beautiful snow I’ve ever seen. Within three days, we had at least 13 ideas. It was crazy.” The result is a collection of love songs that reflect on his relationship with his wife, Tarsha, with whom he has twin 18-month-old boys. “They’re running, climbing stairs and jumping on stuff; saying ‘no’ and everything else,” said Hamilton, who frequently takes his family on the road when he’s on tour.

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bly on the hit single, “Woo.” He readily admits that another single, “Sucka for You,” is heavily influenced by Outkast. The Southern

rap-flavored track is an indication that a heavier change in his sound may be imminent. “I think I’ve been too R&B

Home base is still Charlotte, where he was raised, first by his birth parents before being put up for adoption at 15. That experience led Hamilton to involve himself as a national spokesman for the Court Appointed Special Advocates, a nonprofit that

serves African-American children in foster care. “CASA is a special advocate for neglected and abused kids in the foster care system who didn’t get a fair shake,” explains Hamilton. “We’re just trying to make sure that we put the right people with the right kids, to make sure that they get the support they need.” Hamilton’s birth parents are still involved in his life. When in Charlotte, he’s typically surrounded by family and friends. Despite growing up a few hours away, he’s never had the chance to relax in Charleston beyond the day of his show. His last performance in the Lowcountry was at June’s Funk Fest, a bill that featured Hamilton, Frankie Beverly and Doug E. Fresh. “Charleston’s a beautiful city, and I can’t wait to just stay for a good week or so,” Hamilton said. “You’ve got all that good food down there.” For now, fans will have to settle for one night with the star in town, who’s shown little signs of taking a break for a vacation since hitting it big. “I didn’t have money back then,” Hamilton said. “I finally got a truck in ’05.” A self-proclaimed “lover of all things positive,” Hamilton frequently offers inspiration such as “Today’s goal: Choose Happiness” on his Twitter feed. Even when times were harder, music was always there to see him through. “Songs can remind you that no matter what you’re going through, there’s still an amazing God, and in time, it’ll all get better,” he said. “Music helps us get through.”

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Carole King

The Legendary Demos/Hear Music When talking about the music career of Carole King, it sometimes is difficult to decide where to start. As a songwriter, King either wrote or co-wrote classics such as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “You’ve Got a Friend.” Her songs have provided hits for acts including Aretha Franklin, The Monkees, James Taylor and The Shirelles. As a recording artist, King’s 1971 album, “Tapestry,” was the topselling solo album of all time for more than a decade until it was unseated by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in 1982. Now, a newly released CD gives fans a chance to hear some of her best songs back when they were new. When listening to these actual demo recordings, you get a peek back to when they were nothing more than recently completed compositions, before the album sales, before the awards, before the radio airplay. The rough-around-the-edges recordings are the audio equivalent of grainy black-and-white photos from your parent’s scrapbooks. They are a remarkable moment captured in time. When you hear songs such as “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “It’s Too Late” and “You’ve Got a Friend” for what might have been the first time the songs were committed to tape, it’s something special. It’s also a testament to King’s talent how good these demos sound. They weren’t meant for commercial release, but instead as a way to show potential artists or record companies what a particular song sounded like. Despite that, the recordings here are magic.


Key TraCKs: “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “It’s Too Late”


Master of My Make-Believe/Atlantic The cover of Santigold’s 2008 self-titled debut featured a photo of the artist with gold-colored glitter flowing from her mouth. Never was an album cover photo more appropriate. The music on that debut was ridiculously catchy, and Santigold’s sweet voice flowed through it in a way that recalled the pop goodness of the ’80s without overdosing on the synthesizers that often overpowered the music of that decade. Santigold’s latest effort, “Master of My Make-Believe,” is more of the same, although I say that in the nicest way possible. Opening with the assertive and boastful “GO!,” which features guest vocals by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, each successive track sounds almost as if it was pulled from its own album. From the hypnotic “Disparate Youth” to the introspective “The Riot’s Gone,” Santigold is in top form here. Her ability to mix styles such as reggae, hip-hop and R&B with a liberal dash of ’80s new wave makes for a signature sound, and one that Santigold has adeptly employed in two great albums so far. Perhaps for album No. 3 Santigold will take a wild left turn, choosing to record a collection of sea chanteys. No matter what happens, for now this is an artist who has found her comfort zone, and is reveling in it.


Key TraCKs: “GO!,” “Disparate Youth,” “Pirate in the Water”

Counting Crows

Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation)/Collective Sounds As hard as it might be to fathom for those of us who saw them at the Music Farm in 1994, next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the release of Counting Crows’ debut album, “August and Everything After.” The album was an unexpected blockbuster thanks to strong songwriting, the voice of lead singer Adam Duritz and the infectious single “Mr. Jones.” That album has allowed Counting Crows to enjoy a long and prosperous career, and the band recently released its first totally independent album, “Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation).” While one would expect a band releasing its first album free from the constraints of a record label to swing for the fences creatively, Counting Crows instead has curiously opted for an album of cover songs. The potentially disappointing move is saved by one thing: the choice of songs included here. Counting Crows has always loved throwing a cover or two into its shows, and the material here at least features some thought, even when it comes to the inevitable Bob Dylan cover. “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” is not a Dylan song that you hear covered as often as, say, “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” and Duritz and the rest of the band do a good job trying to make it theirs. Other notable covers on the album include songs by Teenage Fanclub (“Start Again”), The Faces (“Ooh La La”), Big Star (“The Ballad of El Goodo”) and even Pure Prairie League (“Amie”). While not really groundbreaking, “Underwater Sunshine” is a pleasant and fun detour by a great American band. Hopefully Counting Crows’ next release will demonstrate some true indie attitude.


Key TraCKs: “Ooh La La,” “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” “The Ballad of El Goodo” — By Devin Grant

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By Matthew GodBey Special to The Post and Courier

11 weeks, and received a Billboard Music award for the biggest modern rock song of 1999). Lit The band was riding high. and when “a Place in the Sun,” orafter touring with the offspring, ange County-based quartet Lit’s Garbage and No doubt for most of album, came out in 1999, the state 1999 and 2000, Lit released “atomof mainstream alternative music ic” in 2001, an album that produced seemed to rotate, ever so slightly, two successful singles itself. away from the gloomy skies of But tragedy would find the band grunge’s influence to a brighter before it had time to adjust to its way to rebel. newfound fame when a. Jay (vocals) what bands such as No doubt, and Jeremy (guitars/vocals) Popoff’s Sublime and the offspring had stepfather was killed in a motorcycle helped introduce to the mainaccident and their mother was seristream was catching on, and after ously injured. Not long afterward, 10 years of trying to catch a break, in 2008, just days before the group Lit was about to get its chance. left to support KISS on its european audiences began trading in their tour, drummer allen Shellenberger flannel and greasy hair for studded was diagnosed with a brain tumor belts and hair gel as quickly as they and died one year later. could to stay current. Now the band is back, having when Lit released that pinnacle recently finished a new record, record in 1999, the band charged “The View From the Bottom” into popularity using hopelessly with producers Marti Frederiksen catchy melodies and modish, Vegas- (Motley Crue, aerosmith) and inspired style as its bugle horn. The Butch walker (weezer, Pink) and album produced three chart-topping is anticipating its release this June. singles with “Miserable,” “ZipLit will perform today at Jimbo’s Lock” and “My own worst enemy” Rock Lounge, 1662 Savannah (which was No. 1 on the Billboard highway, with a Thousand horses, hot Modern Rock tracks chart for with Intent, Fusebox Poet and Cos-



mic ash. tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at or at the door. Go to www.jimbos or call 225-2200.

The Taj Mahal Trio

with a career spanning more than four decades, taj Mahal is one of those rare artists who has not only withstood music’s everchanging times but who also has helped direct the changes. For generations, Mahal has built a reputation as an intelligent and socially conscious musician. his incorporation of jazz, gospel,

zydeco and world music into his blues is the stuff of musical wizardry, while his intense work alongside nonprofits, such as Farm aid to raise awareness for family farmers in the U.S., is nothing short of inspirational. he formed one of the first interracial bands, The Rising Sons, in the early ’60s before going solo in 1968. Before long, he became a frequent collaborator with The Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy and Muddy waters and began getting attention for his gravelly yet peaceful voice and exceptional guitar skills, most of which were self-taught. The 68-year-old Mahal has released more than 25 studio albums as well as numerous live and compilation albums. he also has composed scores for several movies, including “Sounder,” “Bill and ted’s Bogus Journey,” “Blues Brothers 2000” and “divine Secrets of the ya-ya Sisterhood.” The taj Mahal trio will perform today at The Pour house, 1977 Maybank highway. tickets are $36 and are available online at www. doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show is slated to begin at

8:30 p.m. Call 571-4343 or go to

Greg Laswell

Singer-songwriter Greg Laswell, 38, has something to say, stories from all of life’s different angles that you just don’t hear from a younger man. That kind of “livedit” integrity shines brightly in Laswell’s whispery, weathered voice that underground audiences have known and loved since his 2003 debut, “Good Movie.” while many singers and songwriters seek to grab you and wrestle you into submission, insisting that you listen to their lives and screaming and whining their way into your ear, Laswell politely asks you if maybe you would be interested in hearing a story or two. Laswell’s latest album, “Landline,” was released in april. Laswell will perform wednesday at The Pour house, 1977 Maybank highway, with elizabeth Ziman. tickets are $5 and are available at the door or online at www.etix. com. doors open at 8 p.m. Call 571-4343 or go to www.charleston

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super fans found their way to Cinebarre in Mount Pleasant on May 4 for the chance to meet the original hulk, Lou Ferrigno. the star, who ended up staying in town an extra day because of the warm reception the Lowcountry showed him, was here for the opening day of “the avengers,� for which he provided the voice of the hulk. Check out more photos from the event at

Tayelor and David Jarrett in their super hero gear.

Jason Debney and Justin Brewer

Tayelor and David Jarrett

Lou Ferrigno

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Illustration Exhibition

What: This group exhibition offers a sample of the diversity that exists among the work of contemporary narrative artists in the Charleston area. Participating artists Timothy Banks, Erin Bennett Banks, Steve Stegelin and Melanie Florencio will display a number of illustrations created for children’s books, newspaper commentary, editorial markets, comic strips and more. When: On view through May 18 Where: 10 Storehouse Row at the Navy Yard at Noisette, 2120 Noisette Blvd. Price: Free More info: 740-5854 or http://

Parra Exhibit

What: Following in the footsteps of French impressionist artists,

Mariannic Parra seeks to explore dimensions of light through the exhibit ‘In the Distance of the Dream’. But Parra’s works move beyond the impressionists by using light as a medium. Her featured work includes landscape thematic paintings using natural materials such as volcanic sand and coal and contemporary materials such as plexiglass. Pieces are inspired and accompanied by original poems by her husband, Jean Pierre Parra. When: On view through May 20; reception 6-8 p.m. May 10 Where: North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane Price: Free More info: 740-5854 or http://

Contemporary Art

What: Art That Works is a 10-member fiber art group in the Charleston area. Pieces in this exhibition represent each individual

artist’s artistic background and perspective, covering a variety of subjects and incorporating a number of textiles and techniques. When: On view through May 12; reception 6-8 p.m. May 10 Where: North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane Price: Free More info: 740-5854 or http://

When: On view through June 10; reception 6-8 p.m. May 10 Where: North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane Price: Free More info: 740-5854 or http://northcharlestonartsfest. com

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African-American Art

What: Inspired by the folklore and visual history of African water divinities and explorations of this subject by scholars, the sixth installment of this annual exhibition will feature African-American fiber artists from across the nation interpreting stories and depictions of water spirits in African and the Afro-Atlantic world through cloth. Juried pieces will include art quilts and cloth dolls created through traditional and nontraditional fiber techniques.

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

Tonight Awendaw Green Series What: Live music from Austin Bucholts and Shadowland, Momma and the Redemption Band and Myer. When: Doors, 6 p.m. May 10 Where: The Charleston Hippodrome, 360 Concord St. Price: $10 general, $7 students More info: 452-1642 or www.

Larry Ford and Co.

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

The Larry David Project

What: Acoustic duo playing clas-

sic and contemporary rock covers. When: 7-10 p.m. May 10 Where: Poe’s Tavern, 2210 Middle St. More info: 883-0083

Soul Fish Duo

When: 9 p.m. May 10 Where: Trayce’s Too Neighborhood Grille and Pub, 2578 Ashley River Road Price: Free More info: 556-2378

Plane Jane

What: This 7-piece party band covers hip-hop, funk, shag and disco songs and rock and roll favorites from every era. Where: Wild Wing Cafe, 644 Coleman Blvd. More info: 971-9464

Friday College of Charleston Graduation Party

What: Live music by Long Miles Where: Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road Price: $5

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‘A Journey of Insight’

What: “A Journey of Insight & Understanding: Women and Children of Dominica, West Indies — Works by Dr. Katherine Houghton” features an excerpt from the visual story captured during her two

The Post and Courier circumnavigations of the globe. Houghton’s eye for cultural context allows viewers to understand the complexities of these individuals’ challenges. Free reception will be 6-8 p.m. May 10. Lecture at 7 p.m. When: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. May 4-12 Where: North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane

Price: Free More info: 740-5854 or http://


What: In the exhibition of realist portraits, “Unadorned: Everyday People, Everyday Life,” Lori Starnes Isom presents “snapshots” of individuals going about their daily

routines. The featured pieces are executed in various mediums and strive to capture the beauty of the everyday. Starnes is the artistin-residence for the city of North Charleston. When: On view through May 20; reception 6-8 p.m. May 10 Where: North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane Price: Free More info: 740-5854 or http://

‘My Thoughts’

What: Local artist Hampton Olfus works in a variety of styles, techniques and mediums. “My Thoughts, Through the Point of a Pen — Works by Hampton Olfus” marks his first display of solely pen-and-ink drawings. The featured pieces reflect the artist’s personal statements on three themes: history, music and women. Hampton’s work is collected nationally and internationally, and he has received awards and honorariums from a number of juried exhibitions and institutions. When: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. May 10, 11 Where: Felix Pinckney Community Center, 4764 Hassell Ave., North Charleston Price: Free More info: 740-5854 or http://

N. Charleston Gallery

What: North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition winner

Elena Barna will display works in acrylic and oil, including her winning piece, “My Muse.” When: On view through May 31 Where: North Charleston City Gallery, 5001 Coliseum Drive Price: Free More info: 740-5854 or http://

Robert Smalls’

What: The Charleston Museum hosts the traveling exhibit “The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls.” Coordinated by the South Carolina State Museum, the exhibit was curated by Dr. Helen Boulware Moore with research done by Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney. The exhibit will be in place on the 150th anniversary of Smalls’ commandeering of the CSS Planter in which he sailed the vessel, with his family and several others aboard, past five Confederate batteries and out to the Union blockade. When: On view through June 19 Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Price: Museum admission varies More info: 722-2996 or www.

N. Charleston Arts Fest

What: Annual event highlights national, regional and local artists/performers in dance, theater, music, film, and visual and literary arts. Free/ticketed events during the week: street dances, concerts,

plays, art walk, kids’ shows, a National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit and Grand Finale with fireworks. When: Noon-9 p.m. May 10, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. May 11, 10 a.m.9 p.m. May 12 Where: Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, 5001 Coliseum Drive Price: Free and ticketed events More info: 740-5854 or www.

N. Charleston Market

What: The North Charleston Farmers Market offers an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce, and features art and craft booths, food vendors and entertainment. Live music every first, third and fifth Thursday and visual art demonstrations by local artists every second and fourth Thursday. Market open noon-7 p.m., entertainment 4-6 p.m. When: Noon-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 25 Where: Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle Price: Free More info: 740-5854 or http://

Awendaw Green Series What: Live music from Austin Bucholts and Shadowland, Momma and the Redemption Band and Myer.

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Bert Floyd Band

Graham Whorley

When: 6-9 p.m. May 11 Where: Juanita Greenberg’s Nacho Royale, 410 W. Coleman Blvd.

7:15 p.m.; Beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; Dance party, 8:45 p.m. May 11 Where: Spirit Moves Studio, 445 Savannah Highway Price: $10 More info: 557-7690 or

When: 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. May 11 and 12 Where: The Strike Zone at Dorchester Lanes, 10015 Dorchester Road Price: Free

Keith Bruce

Cotton Blue

Freakin Nuts

Rene Russell and Gary Hewitt

James Slater Trio

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Where: Tru Blues House of Wings, 1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. More info: 881-1858

What: Variety of tunes played on a 12-string guitar and bass When: 6:30-10:30 p.m. May 11 Where: Morgan Creek Grill, 80 41st Ave. Price: Free

Anthony Owens

What: Rock/beach/pop. When: 6:30-10:30 p.m. May 11 Where: Halls Chophouse, 434 King St.

Jazz Duo

When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 11 Where: Atlanticville Restaurant, 2063 Middle St. More info: 883-9452 or www.

The V-tones Swing Jazz Band

What: Instructor Stephen Duane teaches an intermediate and beginner swing dance lesson, followed by a dance party. When: Intermediate lesson,

What: Blues When: 7-10 p.m. May 11 Where: Aroma’s, 50 N. Market St.

When: 7-11 p.m. May 11 Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More info: 724-3815

Carroll Brown

What: Coastal folk and country music When: 7:30 p.m. May 11 Where: Dublin Down Irish Pub, 245 Seven Farms Drive More info: 216-3903

Ballroom Dance

What: Dance lesson is followed by a dance party When: 7:30-11 p.m. May 11 and 12 Where: Charleston Ballroom Dance Club, 1632 Ashley Hall Drive Price: $5-10 More info: 871-6575 or www. ballroomdancecharleston

Nathan Calhoun

When: 9 p.m. May 11 Where: Crab Shack, 24 Center St.

What: Rock and roll When: 9:30 p.m. May 11 Where: Trayce’s Too Neighborhood Grille and Pub, 2578 Ashley River Road Price: Free More info: 843-556-2378

Hed Shop Boys

What: Rock/classic rock. When: 9:30 p.m. May 11 Where: Sand Dollar Social Club, 7 Center St. Price: Free

Plane Jane

What: This 7-piece party band covers hip-hop, funk, shag and disco songs and rock-’n’-roll favorites from every era. Where: Wild Wing Cafe, 7618 Rivers Ave. More info: 818-9464

Dub Island And The Dubplates

What: Dancehall, roots and jungle reggae. Where: Wild Wing Cafe, 644 Coleman Blvd. More info: 971-9464

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events, from E26 When: 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. music Where: The Charleston Hippodrome, 360 Concord St. Price: $10 general, $7 students More info: 452-1642 or www.

‘Dinner With Friends’

What: “Dinner With Friends” is a 2000 Pulitzer Prize winner directed by Lon Bumgardner. Outrageous, hilarious and poignant, this is a story of four friends — Karen, Gabe, Tom and Beth — and their lives as married couples. When: 7:30 p.m. May 10-12, 2:30 p.m. May 13, 7:30 p.m. May 1719, 2:30 p.m. May 20 Where: Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 Society St. downtown Price: $20/15/10 adult/senior/ student More info: 704-996-7037 or

Thursday, May 10, 2012: E27 written. Situations from the timetested, 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus are combined with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a nonstop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of the beautiful but slow-witted courtesan Philia for his young master in exchange for his freedom. When: 8 p.m. May 10-12, 17-19, 3 p.m. May 13, 20 Where: The Footlight Players, 20 Queen St. Price: Adults $30, seniors $25, students $20 More info: 722-4487 or www.

of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race St. Price: $3 admission ticket at door More info: 577-2063 or http://

Art & Fine Craft Co-op


What: View a collection of works by this local artist cooperative. A range of pieces including paintings, prints, sculpture, fine crafts, jewelry, fiber art and more will be available for sale. When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 26 Where: The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston Price: Free admission/free parking More info: 740-5854 or http://

Greek Festival

Party at The Point

What: Broadway’s greatest farce is fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever

What: The 42nd annual Greek Festival of Charleston will feature authentic Greek food, folk dancing, crafts and more. Free parking at Riley Park with free frequent shuttle buses to and from festival. Proceeds benefit local charities. When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 11 and 12, noon-6 p.m. May 13 Where: Greek Orthodox Church

What: Join group for fun and live music and celebrate the College of Charleston’s graduating Class of 2012. Live music by Long Miles. $2 happy hour draft until it runs out. Where: Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant Price: $5

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Price: Free



Where: Morgan Creek Grill, 80 41st Ave. Price: Free

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

Frank Duvall Trio

When: 7 p.m. May 12 Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More info: 724-3815

Port Authority Band

What: Top 40s cover band When: 8 p.m. May 12 Where: Plan B, 3025 Ashley Town Center Drive Price: $5 More info: 222-7223 www.

The Tommy Ford Band What: Ken Waters and Gary Zink on vocals When: 8 p.m.-midnight May 12 Where: VFW post 3142, 3555 Dorchester Road Price: $5

What: Classic rock jams and hip hop anthems Where: Wild Wing Cafe, 36 N. Market St. More info: 722-9464

Whiskey Diablo

Where: Med Bistro, 90 Folly Blvd. Price: Free

Open Mike Night With David Grunsta


Where: D.D. Peckers Wing Shack, 1660 Savannah Highway Price: Free

What: Acoustic/electric rock When: 7 p.m. May 14 Where: Red’s Ice House, 98 Church St. Price: Free

New South Jazzmen

Larry David Project


What: Acoustic rock. Where: Wild Wing Cafe, 7618 Rivers Ave. More info: 818-9464

What: A trad jazz band that plays a variety of teens and twenties standards. When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 13 Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free

What: Acoustic duo plays classic and contemporary rock covers. When: 6:30 p.m. May 13 Where: Wild Wing Cafe, 644 Coleman Blvd. More info: 971-9464

Dori Chitayat

Carroll Brown

Plane Jane

Shrimp City Slim

What: This 7-piece party band covers hip-hop, funk, shag and disco songs and rock-’n’-roll favorites from every era. Where: Wild Wing Cafe, 36 N. Market St. More info: 722-9464

What: Rock/classic rock. When: 9:30 p.m. May 12 Where: Sand Dollar Social Club, 7 Center St.

What: Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for summer as shagging on the pier returns. Let loose, breathe in the ocean breeze and dance the night away to the sounds of oldies and beach music provided by DJ Jim Bowers of 1340 The Boardwalk. Beverages will be available for purchase on-site. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. When: 7-11 p.m. May 11 Where: Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave.

Ted Mckee and Friends

The Jami Sun Trio

What: Party rock tunes from the ‘80s to today. When: 9 p.m. May 12 Where: The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd.

Hed Shop Boys

Moonlight Mixer

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. May 14 Where: Crab Shack, 24 Center St.

What: Coastal folk and country music When: 8 p.m. May 13 Where: Dunleavy’s Pub, 2213 Middle St. More info: 883-9646

What: Party band When: 9:30 p.m. May 12 Where: Trayce’s Too Neighborhood Grille and Pub, 2578 Ashley River Road Price: Free More info: 556-2378

What: Friends of MUSC Children’s Hospital invite all “Friends” and their friends to join them for an Art for Charity Cocktail Party. Guests will enjoy musical entertainment by Lee Barbour and Ron Wiltrout, hors d’oeuvres by O-Ku and wine provided by Spanish Vines. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Friends group. When: 6-9 p.m. May 11 Where: Michael Mitchell Gallery, 438 King St. More info: 725-9523 or http:// friendsofmuscchildrenshospital. org/

When: 6-10 p.m. May 13 Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More info: 724-3815

What: Spanish and flamenco guitar When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 13 Where: Atlanticville Restaurant, 2063 Middle St. More info: 883-9452 or www.

Cherry Bomb

Charity Cocktail Party

What: Lowcountry blues veteran plays piano and sings When: 2 p.m. May 13 Where: Il Cortile del Re, 193 King St.

The Bill Show

When: 3-6 p.m. May 13 Where: Crab Shack, 24 Center St.

Corinne Gooden What: Acoustic tunes When: 5-9 p.m. May 13

Plane Jane

Monday Shrimp City Slim

What: Lowcountry blues piano and vocals When: 7 p.m. May 14

David Landeo

The Reckoning Duo

Where: Juanita Greenberg’s Nacho Royale, 410 W. Coleman Blvd.

The James Slater Trio

When: 6 p.m. May 15 Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More info: 724-3815

The Algarythms

What: Jim and Whit Algar When: 7-10 p.m. May 15 Where: Atlanticville Restaurant, 2063 Middle St. More info: 883-9452 or www.

Tricknee Duo

When: 8 p.m. May 15 Where: Trayce’s Too Neighborhood Grille and Pub, 2578 Ashley River Road Price: Free More info: 556-2378

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Price: $10/$8 CCR discount ($10 on-site if available) More info: 795-4386 or www.

Sound of Charleston

What: Experience music of Charleston’s past, from gospel to Gershwin, Civil War and light classics. When: 7 p.m. May 11 Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. Price: Adults $28, seniors $25, students $16, children 12 and under free More info: 270-4903 or www.

Saturday Golfin’ for a Great Cause

What: Lowcountry Business Network and Armada Real Estate are hosting their second annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Charleston Basket Brigade. There is a $500 donation for a team of four to play on the 18-hole course. Come for a full day of golf, drinks silent auction with prizes: win a chance to go next year’s

Masters, and more. Join group at 19th hole after party at 7 p.m. at The Cocktail Club on King Street. When: Noon-6 p.m. May 12 Where: Patriots Point Links, One Patriots Point Road Price: $500

Authors’ Luncheon

What: The St. James Foundation’s Lifelong Learning Series presents its Authors’ Series with Nigerian-born author Jacqueline Maduneme in a luncheon, talk and signing of her first book, “Ada’s Daughter.” The book chronicles her abusive past — a journey that is ultimately redemptive and emancipating. It is a memoir of triumph and a mesmerizing journey of survival from incest to her success as a CPA, New York Citicorp executive, international tax attorney and entrepreneur. When: Noon May 12 Where: St. James Presbyterian Church (USA) Fellowship Hall, 1314 Secessionville, Road Price: $15

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‘Art of Reynier Llanes’

What: The works in the collection “The Spirit of the Coffee Bean — the Art of Reynier Llanes” reflect daily activities of individuals and families still living in Cuba, pursuing the challenges and pleasures of everyday life with a special emphasis on rural and agrarian communities. Filtered throughout many of the paintings are depictions of ancient belief systems and myths based on a synthesis of Yoruba religions from Africa and Catholicism often referred to as the Santeria religion. When: Opening Night 2:305:30 p.m. May 12 Where: Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. downtown Price: Free More info: 239- 265-0540 or

Sunday Music in the Park

What: Hanahan Recreation and Parks presents Music in the Park the second Sunday of each month. Traditional country and variety music open mike session, so bring your musical instrument and join in. Hosted by The Talk of the Town band led by Larry Villa. When: 2 p.m. May 13 Where: Hanahan City Hall, 1255 Yeamans Hall Road Price: Free open to the public More info: 225-5365

Jazz Vespers

What: Simple evening worship features professional jazz or blues musicians. When: 6 p.m. May 13 Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St.

Wednesday Barn Jam

What: Live music by Carey Murdock, JoyScout and Heather Luttrell, River Whyless and Swamp Gypsies at the Awendaw Green Barn Jam. When: 6-10 p.m. Where: Sewee Outpost, 4853 U.S.

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Wednesday Ann Caldwell and Larry Ford Trio

Highway 17 Price: $5 donation More info: 452-1642 or www.

Laugh for a Lincoln

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

Thursday, May 17 Yappy Hour

What: Join the group after work at the James Island County Park dog park for live music and beverages available for purchase. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited. No pre-registration required. Pay the gate admission upon arrival. Free with regular park gate admission. Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive Price: Free More info: 795-4386 or www.

Talent Contest

What: Summerville’s Got Talent returns. Interested participants can apply to audition privately to become a semifinalist contestant to perform at the May or June Third Thursday (May 17 and June 21). Advancement to the finals at the July Third Thursday (July 19) based on the judges’ evaluations and public voting available the nights of the competitions. Contestants ages 8 and up are invited to participate. Preview auditions held through June 15 by appointment. When: 5-8 p.m. May 17 Where: Downtown Summerville, East Richardson Avenue and North Main Street Price: Free with $10 fee for each performer More info: 821-7260 or www. summervilles-got-talent

What: May’s Third Thursday in downtown Summerville. The Art Walk with music from the Ashley Ridge High Jazz Ensemble and Dan Mackey will be on Short Central. Classic cars, food and drink and fun for all ages as the shops and restaurants stay open late. When: 5-8 p.m. May 17 Where: Downtown Summerville, East Richardson Avenue and North Main Street Price: Free More info: 821-7260 or www. Third-Thursday-May-2012

Girls Rock Benefit

What: Join Girls Rock Charleston for an evening of live music, dinner, drinks and auction to raise funds for the second summer rock camp for girls. The second annual auction will include live and silent auction of artwork, gift certificates and other items from local artists and businesses. Girls Rock Charleston is a nonprofit organization that empowers girls and trans youth through music education, DIY media and creative collaboration. When: 5-8 p.m. May 17 Where: Saffron Cafe and Bakery, 333 E. Bay St. Price: Suggested $15-$25 donation, $10 under 16 More info: 637-1707 or www.

Evening With Friends

What: Friends of MUSC Children’s Hospital is celebrating a month of “Friendraising” with a signature cocktail reception. Complimentary for current members. President Jennifer Hebra encourages new “Friends” to join in the celebration with a $25 contribution, which can also be applied toward any Friends membership. When: 6-8 p.m. May 17 Where: Legare Waring House at Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, West Ashley Price: $25 for nonmembers More info: RSVP to 824-9430 or http://friendsofmuscchildrens

Please see events, Page E29 Where: Sewee Outpost, 4853 U.S. Highway 17 Price: $5 donation More info: 452-1642 or www.

Dave Landeo

When: 6-10 p.m. May 16 Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More info: 724-3815

What: Acoustic/electric rock When: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. May 16 Where: Red’s Ice House, 1882 Andell Bluff Blvd. Price: Free

Awendaw Green Barn Jam

Jordan Igoe

What: Live music by Carey Murdock, JoyScout and Heather Luttrell, River Whyless and Swamp Gypsies When: 6-10 p.m. May 16

Third Thursdays

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

Shrimp City Slim

What: Lowcountry blues quartet performing originals & standards When: 7 p.m. May 16 Where: Brick House Kitchen, 1575 Folly Rd. Price: Free

New South Jazzmen

What: Plays a variety of teens and twenties standards. When: 8 p.m. May 16 Where: Osteria La Bottiglia, 420 King St.

Jeff Houts

What: Acoustic, classic rock and reggae. When: 9 p.m. May 16 Where: Crab Shack, 24 Center St.

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Tautspiels Trio + 1

What: The season finale of the Charleston Library Society’s Chamber Music Series. Violinist Rachel Kistler and pianist Wayne Helmly team up to play familiar works by Beethoven, Janacek and Prokofiev. The evening will be topped off with a special treat: James Cannon will join the group for Claude Bolling’s Work for Violin and Jazz Trio. When: 7 p.m. May 17 Where: 164 King St. Price: $25 More info: 888-718-4253 or

Friday, May 18 Work-to-Bike Party

What: Help make Charleston more bicycle/pedestrian-friendly and celebrate Bike-to-Work Day with an evening of live music. Charleston Moves’ Work-to-Bike Party will feature music by Satellite Rodeo, New Belgium beer, silent auction and a Charleston Moves membership drive. When: 6:30-10 p.m. May 18 Where: Charleston Hippodrome, Concord St. Price: Free

‘God of Carnage’

What: The South Carolina premiere of the hit Broadway comedy “God of Carnage” at the Village Playhouse is being held through May 26. An award-winning powerhouse that smashed all box office records in NYC, “God of Carnage” is the story of two married couples who meet to sort out a playground fight between their two sons. When: 8 p.m. May 18-19, 25-26 Where: The Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman Blvd. Price: $27 for adults, $25 for seniors $20 for students More info: 856-1579 or www.

Improv Smackdown

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

Saturday, May 19 World Turtle Day

What: Celebrate this special day for turtles at the South Carolina Aquarium. Take one of the four tours of the Sea Turtle Hospital available throughout the day. When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 19 Where: 100 Aquarium Wharf Price: Tour tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids in addition to aquarium admission. More info: 577-FISH (3474).

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Fashion Show

What: The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center will hold a Fashion Show at Freshfields. The event will provide hope and healing for abused children and families in the Lowcountry. Join emcee Rosanna Krekel of The Fashion Group International for an evening of couture and caring when models hit the catwalk for a cause. Participating boutiques include Coastal Palms, J. McLaughlin, Pink Boulevard, The Old Rangoon, The Resort Shop, The Spot, Tommy Bahama and Vineyard Vines. When: 5-7 p.m. May 19 Where: Freshfields Village Green, crossroads of Johns, Seabrook and Kiawah islands Price: $10 In advance and $15 at the door More info: 723-3600 or www.

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Shaggin’ on the Cooper

What: Spend an evening dancing on the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier to live classic oldies and beach music. Beverages will be available for purchase on-site. Only 800 tickets will be sold for this event. Advance purchase is recommended. In the event of cancellation, tickets will be good for any 2012 Shaggin’ on the Cooper event. Ages 3 and up. When: 7-11 p.m. May 19 Where: 71 Harry Hallman Jr. Blvd. Price: $10/$8 CCR discount/$10 on-site if still available. Call 7954386 to purchase tickets. More info:


What: Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s LOCALOPUS will feature original compositions from members of the local jazz music community. When: May 19. Set 1 at 7 p.m.; Set 2 at 10 p.m. Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Price: $30-$40 More info: 641-0011 or www.

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In this deal from the 2011 Cavendish pairs championships, North and South disagreed about whether the four-diamond call followed by five no-trump — to pick a slam — suggested four diamonds or five. Put me in the camp that says four, though perhaps North could have bid five no-trump over three no-trump to avoid that problem. In six diamonds, declarer Alex Smirnov misguessed the trump suit, naturally enough, and that was a double disaster since the field had generally been restrained enough not to reach slam. (Some players had quite sensibly opened the South hand a 15-17 no-trump to stay low.) Zia Mahmood was not one of the cautious Souths. He and

Bob Hamman bidding to six no-trump. Mahmood won the low-heart lead (best for the defenders, else a squeeze develops) and knocked out the club ace, East winning to return a low heart. Now the timing for the double-squeeze had gone, but Mahmood cashed off the spades from hand, led the diamond 10 to the diamond queen, then took the spade ace and club queen. He decided that the opponents had been telling the truth in hearts, so the suit was 4-4. Since West was known to hold precisely three spades and two clubs, he had four diamonds. So Mahmood crossed to the diamond king and finessed in diamonds for 12 tricks. Five pairs made the no-trump slam; two went down.

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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

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

MARMADUKE By Brad & Paul Anderson

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NON SEquITuR By Wiley Miller

BEETLE BAILEY By Mort, Greg & Brian Walker


JuDGE PARKER By Woody Wilson & Mike Manley


ROSE IS ROSE By Pat Brady & Don Wimmer

MARY WORTH By Joe Giella & Karen Moy


HI AND LOIS By Brian & Greg Walker & Chris Browne

LuANN By Greg Evans

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THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker

BABY BLUES By Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

DILBERT By Scott Adams

ANDY CAPP By Reg Smythe

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne GET FUZZY By Darby Conley

ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman


toDAY’S HoRoSCoPe ARIES (March 21-April 19): Concentrate on work. Putting in long hours will put you ahead of the competition. A professional look will add to your marketability. TAURUS (April 20May 20): Networking will help you seal a deal or obtain information you need to move forward with something or someone you want to pursue.

ter future. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Be careful not to get in someone’s way. You have to protect your reputation and avoid getting involved in gossip. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You are in a much better position than anticipated. Don’t hold back, waiting to see what everyone else does. Be a leader, stand up and speak to your peers.

while. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21): Haste makes waste. Slow down and leave nothing to chance. Relax and let things fall into place naturally. Force will backfire.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): Do something that will improve your living conditions. A chance to show off in front of friends or relatives will boost your reputation.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Do a little soul-searching and make a list of the things you must do to make your life better. Start with your home.

LIBRA (Sept. 23Oct. 22): Money matters may be of concern if you have taken on too much debt. Set up a budget you can live with.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): Stabilize your financial, emotional and personal life. It’s important not to promise what you can’t deliver.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): A change of scenery or trying a new activity will motivate you to expand your circle of friends and make a positive move toward a bet-

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): Communication will result in a chance to partner with someone. You will connect with people who can contribute something worth-

PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCh 20): Consider past experiences when making a personal decision. You have to make the right choice if you expect to find happiness in

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Thursday, May 10, 2012: E35

It’s all Greek to me

BY REBEkAH BRADfORD Special to The Post and Courier


f you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out the Charleston Greek festival downtown. It runs friday-Sunday and will feature delicious Greek food, traditional folk dances and festive music. In that vein, this week’s trivia is about all things Greek. Last week’s winner, Mark Lovett, is going up against mom of two Stacey Akkerman.


Gerard Butler stars as King Leonidas in “300.” And, yes, there is a question pertaining to this; we didn’t put in this photo just for your viewing pleasure.


1. What is the largest island in Greece? 2. What Greek writer is considered to be the “father of history?” 3. Which war between Athens and a league led by Sparta heralded the end of the Golden Age of Greece? 4. Name the British poet who fought during the Greek War for Independence and is considered a national hero. 5. Who was the first ruler to put his own face on Greek coins? 6. What is the highest point in Greece? 7. What was Greece’s currency called before it was replaced with the Euro? 8. Which Greek island was once the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? 9. The movie “300” with Gerard Butler was a retelling of what famous battle? 10. The Greek government in recent years has put pressure on the British Museum to return what stone objects?


1. Crete 2. Homer? 3. Don’t know. 4. Wordsworth 5. Zeus. Not really. 6. Mount Olympus 7. Wasn’t it the drachma? 8. Santorini 9. I can’t remember the name. 10. Rosetta stone

CONCLUSION Mark’s brief reign as Head2Head Trivia champ is over as Stacey takes over, and we’ll see her again next week. For more on the Greek Fest, check out Pages 18 and 19.


1. Corfu? 2. Herodotus. I know that from watching “The English Patient.” 3. I can’t remember. 4. Lord Byron 5. Not sure who this is. 6. Is it Mount Olympus? 7. I feel like it’s on the tip of my tongue. 8. Is it Mykonos? 9. The Battle of Thermopylae. Don’t ask me to spell that. 10. It’s the Elgin Marbles, but they’re also called the Parthenon Marbles.

CORRECT ANSWERS 1. Crete 2. Herodotus 3. Peloponnesian War 4. Lord Byron

5. Alexander the Great 6. Mount Olympus 7. Drachma

8. Rhodes 9. Battle of Thermopylae 10. The Elgin Marbles

Stepmom says son too snoopy


EAR ABBY: My husband’s son — I’ll call him Duncan — came to visit with his family. He lived with us for about six months on and off when he was younger. During that time, he twice went through my dresser drawers without my permission. The first time, we discovered a photo of me in a negligee he had found and hidden. The second time, he said he had been looking for a key. I was furious and felt violated. During his recent visit, it happened a third time. I discovered my underwear drawer was slightly ajar and knew Duncan had used the bathroom in our bedroom. When I told my husband, he asked me not to let it ruin the rest of their visit. I felt violated again! After Duncan and his family left, I asked my husband if this upset him, too, and his reply was that he was upset that I let it bother me. I understand Duncan is his only son, but I’m hurt that he’s taking Duncan’s side. — NERVOUS IN NEVADA DEAR NERVOUS: It does appear that Duncan has an unhealthy fixation on your underwear drawer, or he may be a cross-dresser. Because your husband refuses to discuss this with his son, the next time Duncan announces that he’s coming for a visit, offer to buy him lingerie in his size, or install a sturdy lock on your bedroom door. DEAR ABBY: I have been having an affair with “Ginger” for several years. She’s married and has three kids. Ginger told me she and her husband had stopped being intimate just before we started our relationship. Her husband caught on about a year ago. By this time, Ginger and I had developed deep feelings for each other, but we agreed to stop because he had given her an ultimatum: either break it off or get out. We stopped seeing each other for a few weeks, then she


called saying she had been pregnant but had gotten an abortion, and we started up again. This time we had to carefully plan our limited time together. We continued our relationship for eight months before it finally ended. What I’m having a problem with is Ginger ended it with no phone call — nothing. I haven’t heard from her in more than a month, and she won’t return my calls or texts. Don’t you think I deserved a better goodbye? — SITTING BY THE PHONE DEAR SITTING: Not really. While closure might have made this less frustrating for you, Ginger tried to say goodbye to you before and it didn’t work. What probably happened is her husband found out the affair was ongoing and is monitoring her. You’ll feel better once you accept that Ginger has chosen him and the kids and moved on. DEAR ABBY: My wife and I like to entertain in our home, and sometimes we offer self-service mixed nuts. What do you think of a guest who hovers over the bowl and picks out all the pecans and macadamias, leaving behind the peanuts and almonds? Is it being rude? — TOM R. IN N.C. DEAR TOM: Sure it’s rude. It’s greedy and inconsiderate of other guests who also may be partial to pecans and macadamias. But because you know this person has a weakness for two particular kinds of nuts, why not offer her a small bowl of her own containing only the nuts of her choice? When you do, smile and say, “Nuts to you.” Write www.DearAbby. com.

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