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What’s inside 5 | On a budget?

Check out Dollar Days, written by Charleston Scene editor Allison Nugent

6 | Get Out

David Quick previews outdoor fitness options

7-9 | Movies

Top 5 summer movies, the scoop on “G.I. Joe” and a look at “Snow White and the Huntsman”

10 | Movie listings 11-13 | Food + Bev

Black Magic Cafe, Chew on This, Rosebank Farms Cafe

14-17 | Music

Upcoming shows, CD reviews

18-19 | Weekend events 22 | Arts

A look at upcoming events

23-25 | See and Be Scene 26-29 | Calendar, Nightlife, Sudoku 30-34 | Comics + TV grid

With horoscopes and a crossword puzzle

35 | Trivia, Abby

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Freshfields Village is hosting a number of free events this weekend.

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Tons of outdoor fun for the fam


ast weekend’s weather was kind of spotty, so take advantage of the clearing skies (at least, that’s what the weatherman predicted) and get outside. Whether you’re at the beach or enjoying one of the many Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto events around town, you’re sure to pick a winner. There are always options in the Holy City, that’s part of its charm. Here are a few great options under $10.

Music on the Green

This free, family-oriented concert series at Freshfields Village Green, at the cross-

roads of Johns, Seabrook and Kiawah islands, returns Friday. From 6-9 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 31, enjoy the sounds of rock ’n’ roll, jazz, funk, beach music, country and more. Friday’s performance will be by The Groove Train, which performs rock ’n’ roll, R&B and pop from the ’60s to today. Bring a beach chair or blanket and scout out your spot. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Find out more by calling 816-6684 or going to fresh

Moonlight Mixer

Break out those dancing shoes and enjoy a night on the Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave. DJ Jim Bowers of 1340 The Boardwalk will play oldies and beach music classics so folks can shag until they drop from 7-11 p.m. Friday. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10, Charleston

County Parks and Recreation members get a discount price of $8. Call 7954386 or go to www.ccprc. com for more.

ing country. Nashville, Tenn., native Will Hoge is set to the take the stage Friday night, along with Charleston’s own Southwood. Starlight Cinemas Enjoy the tunes from 5:30This outdoor film series 9:30 p.m. at the Charleston which kicked off last week is Harbor Resort and Marina back Wednesday for another at Patriot’s Point in Mount round, this time showing Pleasant. Drink specials “Glory Road,” an inspirafrom Cuervo and Captain tional film about a coach Morgan will be available leading the first all-black for purchase, along with $2 starting line-up for a college drafts (until it runs out). basketball team to the NCAA Tickets are $5-$7. Find out national championship. more at www.Charleston The free movie, which starts at 8:30 p.m. at FreshFarmers Market fields Village Green, is preAlso kicking off this weekceded by award-winning silhouette artist, songwriter end is Freshfields Village’s annual Farmer’s Market. and storyteller Clay Rice, Taking place from 4-8 p.m. who will perform his “LowMondays through Aug. 27, country Legends Show” at a variety of food items and 7:30 p.m. Don’t forget your wares will be available for blanket and chairs. purchase, including proFind out more by calling duce, packaged food, pre816-6684 or going to fresh pared food and Lowcountry crafts. Party at the Point Find out more by calling This week, this happy hour 816-6684 or going to fresh outdoor concert series is go-

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Hit trails in Bikinis & Boardshorts tine green space, another 5K on Saturday seeks to raise money to keep the rest of the Charleston area clean and green. The Friends of Keep Charleston Beautiful, along with Keep Charleston Beautiful, will host the seventh annual Green & Lean 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday at Brittlebank Park in peninsular Charleston. Keep Charleston Beautiful was founded in 1977 by Mayor Joe Riley to provide education, awareness and beautification programs for residents and visitors of the city of Charleston. The race begins at Brittlebank Park, and the course leads you past The Citadel and through Hampton Park before returning to Brittlebank, where there will be refreshments, a silent auction and an awards ceremony with cash prizes for the winners. Late registration, $25, starts at 7 a.m. at Brittlebank. Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome. For more, go to www.


rom the folks who brought you the Mullet Haul Trail Run comes the newest fun run: the inaugural Bikinis and Boardshorts 5K on Saturday at Laurel Hill Plantation in Mount Pleasant. In the past two years, the folks down at the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission have stepped it up to offer something different from the standard 5K road race by introducing themed trail runs in various nature-oriented parks. Mullet Haul, in which participants are encouraged to wear mullet wigs, is a 5and 10-mile trail run event at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island. Where the Wild Things Are 5K is held at Caw Caw Interpretative Center in Ravenel. And Double Dare 5K, in which two runners are randomly paired and their finish times are combined to determine a winner, is held at Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston. Bikinis and Boardshorts is an appropriate way to kick off the summer race season. After the 5K on the trails of Laurel Hill, 1400 S.C. Highway 41, runners can cool down on an inflatable waterslide that will be on-site. A prize will be awarded for the best costume at the race. Late registration is $28 for residents of Charleston County and $34 for nonresidents and will be held 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday. Participants ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult

Volunteers sought File photographs/David Quick/staff

Laurel Hill Plantation is the latest nature-oriented park to host a fun run.

The Association for the Blind, which is seeking volunteers to help the visually impaired be more physically active, will hold a meet and greet 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at its office at 1071 Morrison Drive, Suite A. RSVP at 723-6915.

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chaperon. Dogs and strollers are not allowed. More at or

call 795-4386.

Green & Lean

While Laurel Hill is pris-

The Race the Landing 5K series at Charles Towne Landing resumes June 7 with the themed race “Taste of Italy,” the third of five races. Taste of Italy will feature pasta at the post-race meal. Cost: $25. The final two races will be “Mexican Fiesta” on June 14 and “All-American” on July 19. Details at racethelanding. com.

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5 scorching films perfect for summer

By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press


’m just going to put it out there: I stole the idea for this week’s Five Most list. It’s not even borrowing. It’s just flat-out theft. My good friend Matt Singer over at came up with a fun question for his weekly critic survey: What is the perfect summer movie? So many answers popped into my head, I thought, “Huh. This is kinda like a list.” The possibilities are endless: They could be blockbusters, movies that take place during the summer, movies that provoke fond childhood memories of the season or ones that are just plain hot. Here are five of my picks for the ultimate summer movie. Don’t forget your sunscreen.

‘Point Break’ (1991)

This was my choice for Singer’s survey. I wrote of Kathryn Bigelow’s crime thriller, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze: “Clearly the correct answer is ‘Point Break.’ It’s got surf, sun and sand, action and adventure, plenty of partying and adrenaline junkie activities like skydiving. “Everyone’s gorgeous — buff, shirtless guys and

‘The Seven Year Itch’ (1955):

Universal Studios

“Jaws” forever changed summer. tanned, bikini-clad women. And it features that classic summertime activity: robbing banks while wearing masks of the U.S. presidents. It’s just well-crafted, knowing escapism. Vaya con dios.”

‘Jaws’ (1975)

The original blockbuster, it’s the little movie that

became a huge pop culture sensation. Sure, the tangible nature of the effects in this killer-shark tale seems quaint and maybe even a little cheesy now in retrospect, given the computer- generated spectacles to which we’ve grown accustomed. But this early Steven Spielberg film remains one of

‘G.I. Joe’ gets new marching orders

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.I. Joe won’t be going into action on the bigscreen this summer, after all. The Hollywood Reporter said Paramount Pictures yanked its sequel, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” from its June 29 release date and rescheduled the movie for March 29. While it’s not uncommon for studios to shuffle opening dates, it is rare for such a big-budget movie to get the bump so close to its release. Paramount executives told the Reporter the move was made so the studio would have time to convert “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” into a digi-

Brooklyn who falls under the spell of a wealthy member (Richard Crenna) of the Long Island beach club where he works as a cabana boy during summer 1963, to the dismay of his workingclass dad (Hector Elizondo). This was back when Garry Marshall still made good movies.

his best. He did a lot with a little, and he knew even then that it’s what you don’t show that can be the most frightening. Admit it: “Jaws” made you think twice about going in the water.

Jaimie Trueblood/Paramount Pictures/AP

Channing Tatum (left) and Dwayne Johnson are shown in a scene from “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.” tal 3-D version. Action films often get most of their revenue from 3-D showings, which cost a few dollars more per ticket and

can boost a movie’s prospects to make its money back. Paramount did not immediately return calls from The Associated Press.

Very few images earn the hyperbolic, over-used adjective of “iconic,” but the sight of Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grate, letting the breeze blow up her billowing white dress, truly does. Monroe’s playfully seductive charms were on full display in Billy Wilder’s comedy, based on the longrunning stage show, as the flirtatious neighbor who tempts the married Tom Ewell during a long, hot New York summer. Cooling off with air conditioning and a glass of ice water isn’t nearly so sexy.

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Marilyn Monroe stands over a New York subway grating while in character for the filming of “The Seven Year Itch.”

‘Do the Right Thing’ (1989)

Not the most upbeat or feel-good of examples, granted. But it simply radiates heat, from the recordsetting, sweltering Brooklyn ‘The Flamingo Kid’ day on which it takes place to the tension that builds (1984) between residents of various This is one of those childethnicities to the flames that hood-memory picks for me engulf the neighborhood — it defined what a coming- pizza joint in a climactic, riof-age movie should be, with otous frenzy. This is still one its ambition and disillusion- of Spike Lee’s best films, easment, awkwardness and ily. To this day, I can’t hear romance. Public Enemy’s “Fight the Young, charismatic Matt Power” without thinking of Dillon plays a kid from its significant use here.

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Elaborate costumes cast a spell in ‘Snow White’ rounding the Queen, without it literally being bones,” Atwood said. oviegoers may be Early in the film, Ravenna impressed by “Snow becomes stepmother to White and the Hunts- Snow White when she tricks man’s” computer-generated the princess’ widowed father, trolls, flying fairies and King Magnus, into marrymythical beasts. But it could ing her. be Colleen Atwood’s compliAs Ravenna walks up the cated, handmade costumes aisle in the wedding cerethat really steal the show. mony, her gown’s ivory satin The film’s Queen Ravenna and gold brocade suggests (Charlize Theron) may be purity but her collar, which losing her grip on the title looks like the articulated of fairest of them all, but she ribs of a small mammal, nevertheless tops the cast’s sends a different message: best-dressed list. I’m hungry, and you look In some cases, some of like a meal. Ravenna’s 20 outfits (countRavenna quickly muring several multiple verders the king and takes the sions of the same gowns) throne. took weeks to construct, Her cruel reign brings though they might appear hardship to her subjects and on screen for only a few even vexes nature. Many seconds. of Atwood’s designs have One cloak constructed an eerie, animalistic feel, from feathers cost more reflecting the primal gloom than $30,000 to make, while the evil Queen casts over her four designers spent three realm. weeks making one wedding As Ravenna ages and bedress. comes increasingly desperWhile Atwood and her ate for eternal youth, she at team made more than 2,000 one point transforms into a medieval-era costumes for flock of birds. the production — in one It took a milliner two scene, more than 400 extras weeks to sew hundreds of had to be outfitted — it is black cock feathers into Ravenna’s wardrobe that Theron’s avian outfit for the directly echoes the themes scene. director Rupert Sanders was “Each feather is individutrying to establish in his ally placed and manipuvillain. lated,” Atwood said. “If you “He wanted an element don’t do that, you end up of skeletons and death surwith a messy, feather-dusterBy John Horn Los Angeles Times


This costume and necklace are from “Snow White and the Huntsman.” looking thing.” The bodice of another dress is covered with hundreds of iridescent black beetle wings, the leftovers from Thai diners, who eat the insects. “They were very, very difficult to work with because they were really sharp,” said Atwood, adding that each wing had to be drilled through to be attached. In contrast, Snow White’s costumes aren’t nearly as elaborate. Imprisoned as a young girl by Ravenna, she doesn’t exactly have access to the latest fashions, so her plain outfit, which she wears essentially throughout the whole movie, looks a bit like

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Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood talks about costumes from the film “Snow White and the Huntsman” in Los Angeles. The costume, designed by Atwood, was worn by actress Charlize Theron in the film. a hand-me-down. “They’d just throw her one of the lady’s dresses from the village,” Atwood explained. The Huntsman, a drunken commoner dispatched by the Queen to track down the runaway princess, has similarly drab garb. His utilitarian shirt, jacket and pants are designed to feel like they were cobbled together from odd scraps of

leather and fabric. “It’s his only clothing. It’s his second skin,” Atwood said. There’s plenty of danger having the Huntsman and Snow White wear the same costumes for almost all of the movie. “You want something you don’t get tired of looking at,” said Atwood, the winner of three Oscars.

But Ravenna’s costumes break any tedium spell. Theron said that some of her costumes were uncomfortable to wear, but that was kind of the point. “A lot of my corsets were built like torture devices,” she said. “And all of that discomfort was very helpful, because I don’t think this character really loves herself.”

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Director makes film debut with remade fairy tale By John Horn Los Angeles Times

Stewart of “Twilight” and Chris Hemsworth of “Thor,” the film is dressed up with ARLOES SANDS, so many elaborate action WALES — Nearly a scenes, fantasy frights and hundred soldiers on visual effects that it’s more horseback sprinted across superhero story than classic the beach here last fall. children’s fable. Despite many casualties, “It’s an epic on a grand the charging “Snow White scale,” Hemsworth said of all and the Huntsman” army the chaos unfolding on the was determined to storm beach. the castle of the evil Queen Sanders’ challenge was Ravenna, who not only can to inject the classic “Snow suck the beauty out of young White” story with contemwomen but also transform porary relevance without into a murder of crows. losing the narrative’s familAssessing the battle from iar center. an all-terrain vehicle was “It’s an action-adventure Rupert Sanders, a commer- piece set in an epic landcial director making his first scape,” said Charlize Theron, feature film. No one could who plays Ravenna. accuse him of going timidly And while a typical suminto new territory, for this mer blockbuster can take was not just any entry-level three years to release, Sandfirst feature but a $175 milers had about half that time lion ambitious retelling of to meet Universal Pictures’ the Snow White fairy tale. June 1 deadline. Expunged of its nursery Universal’s hiring of Sandschool wonder and filled ers was unconventional with young adult heartbut not totally out of the throbs such as Kristen blue. The 41-year-old Brit


prince’s magical kiss, the movie makes narrative and thematic departures. Snow White (Stewart) has been imprisoned by the murderous Queen (Theron), whose thirst for eternal life and beauty has made her far more vampiric than regal. When Snow White escapes, the Queen recruits the drunken Huntsman (Hemsworth) to retrieve her stepdaughter. Snow White runs into the forest and finds the woodlands enchanting and foreboding. There are merry dwarfs (played in part by full-sized actors Bob Alex Bailey/MCT Hoskins, Ray Winstone and Chris Hemsworth (from left), Kristen Stewart and direc- Nick Frost) and a frightful, tor Rupert Sanders on the set of “Snow White and the computer-generated troll. Huntsman.” But it is Sanders’ use of visual effects that distinguishes had been considered for a (“Drive”) and newcomer “Snow White” from this number of prominent film Evan Daugherty (who wrote spring’s “Mirror Mirror,” a jobs, including “The Hunger the first draft in film school), much tamer version of the Games.” the “Snow White” story fol- same fable from Relativity As adapted by screenwrit- lows the essential contours Media that fizzled. ers John Lee Hancock (“The of the legend. While there’s In “Snow White and the Blind Side”), Hossein Amini a poisoned apple and a Huntsman,” the Queen

ages years in seconds, plants wither and bloom instantly, the magic mirror melts into a golden anthropomorphic blob, and shards of a ceiling form indomitable warriors. Such cinematic sleight-ofhand has become a requisite component of summer movies as studios pitch their productions to an audience that demands eye-popping action. If the film is to justify its massive cost, it must fend off the male-oriented “Men in Black 3” and “Prometheus,” which open the weekends before and after “Snow White.” And it must attract moviegoers male and female, young and old. For all of the film’s action and computer tricks, Sanders and his cast are hopeful that audiences are moved by the film’s heart and its take on female empowerment. “I set out to make an emotional blockbuster,” Sanders said. “So many blockbusters are fun to look at, but you leave feeling that your soul hasn’t

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The Post and Courier 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 Carrie R

A socially outcast high-schooler with telekinetic powers seeks revenge against her tormentors on prom night. terrace: Fri: 9:55

Crooked Arrows pg-13

An underdog Native American lacrosse team fights its way through a tournament against its privileged prep school rivals. citadel: Fri-Thurs June 7: 1:10, 4:05, 7, 9:30

First Position NR

This documentary follows six gifted young dancers from around the world as they prepare for one of the most prestigious ballet competitions leading into professional dance.

citadel: Fri-Thurs June 7: 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:25

The Georgia Guidestones Movie NR

This documentary film is about the “American Stonehenge” in Elbert County, Ga., built in 1979 by an unknown benefactor. park circle: Sat: 8

cinebarre 3D: Today: 9:50, 12:55, 3, 4, 7:35, 10:40 citadel: Today-Thurs June 7: 1, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30, 8:30, 9:15 citadel 3d: Today-Thurs June 7: 12:30, 4, 7:15, 10:15 hwy 21: Today: 8:30 james Island: Today: 4, 7, 10 james island 3D: Today: 6:35, 9:40 NORTHWOODS: Today: 1:30, 2, 4:30, 5, 7:30, 8:10, 10:30 NORTHWOODS 3D: Today: noon, 3, 6:50, 9:50 PALMETTO GRANDE: Today: 12:30, 3:50, 7, 9:40, 10:40 PALMETTO GRANDE 3D: Today: 1:10, 4:20, 7:30, 9:50 REGAL 18: Today: 1:40, 2:40, 4:40, 6:30, 7:40 REGAL 18 3D: Today: 1:10, 2:10, 5:10, 8:10

Battleship 1/2 PG-13

The U.S. Navy fights for Earth’s survival against an armada of alien ships.

cinebarre: Today: 12:55, 3:55, 7:25, 10:25 citadel: Today: noon, 1, 2:55, 4, 5:50, 7, 9, 9:55; Fri-Thurs June 7: 12:55, 4, 7, 9:55 james Island: Today: 3:45, 6:50, 9:45 northwoods: Today: noon, 1, 2:50, 3:50, 5:45, 7, 9, 9:50 PALMETTO GRANDE: Today: 12:50, 1:20, 3:55, 4:25, 6:50, 7:25, 9:55 REGAL 18: Today: 1:20, 1:50, 4:15, 4:45, 7:25, 7:55

Snow White and the Huntsman




The Huntsman is ordered by the Evil Queen to kill Snow White, but he teaches her the art of war and retaliation instead.

citadel: Fri-Thurs June 7: 12:20, 1:10, 3:30, 4:15, 6:45, 7:15, 9:45, 10:15

Playing 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: 12:15, 3:30, 7:05, 10:10


1/2 A small-town Texas mortician (Jack Black) befriends, then murders a disagreeable rich widow, but for months persuades the locals that she is still alive.

terrace: Today: 12:35, 2:30, 4:35, 7:20; Fri-Thurs June 7: 12:35, 2:30, 4:35, 7:20, 9:15

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 1/2 pg-13

Despite the false advertising, a group of British retirees finds their lives transformed in the less expensive and seemingly exotic India. CITADEL: Today-Thurs June 7: 1, 4,

The Hunger Games PG-13

 In a post-apocalyptic world, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen must compete in a televised survival game.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen



PG-13 Sony Pictures

6:50, 9:30 PALMETTO GRANDE: Today: 1:20, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 terrace: Today: 11:45, 12:45, 2, 3, 4:30, 7, 8, 9:15; Fri-Sat: 11:45, 12:45, 2, 3, 4:30, 5:45, 7, 8, 9:15; Sun: 12:45, 2, 3, 4:30, 5:45, 7, 8, 9:15; Mon-Thurs June 7: 12:45, 2, 3, 4:30, 5:45, 7, 8, 9:15

Chernobyl Diaries R

Six tourists are stranded in the abandoned city that housed the nuclear reactor and are hunted by mutants from the 1986 radioactive blast.

cinebarre: Today: 1:20, 4:20, 7:45, 10 CITADEL: Today-Thurs June 7: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:15, 9:30 james island: Today: 4:20, 7:20, 9:35 northwoods: Today: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:15, 9:30 PALMETTO GRANDE: Today: 1:50, 4:45, 7:15, 10:10 REGAL 18: Today: 1:45, 3:50, 7:15

Chimpanzee 1/2 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: 12:40, 2:50, 5

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: Today: 1:05, 4:05, 7:20, 10 citadel: Today-Thurs June 7: 1, 4, 7, 9:35 hwy 21: Today: 11 JAMES ISLAND: Today: 4:35, 7:15, 9:55 northwoods: Today: 12:30, 3:30, 7, 9:40 PALMETTO GRANDE: Today: 1:40, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05 REGAL 18: Today: 1:25, 3:55, 7:20

The Dictator  R

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

cinebarre: Today: 1:25, 4:25, 7:40, 9:55 citadel: Today: 12:15, 2:30, 4:40, 7, 7:40, 9:50; Fri-Thurs June 7: 1, 9:50 northwoods: Today: 12:30, 1:30, 2:35, 3:45, 4:45, 7, 9:10 PALMETTO GRANDE: Today: 2:20, 4:15, 5:15, 7:35, 10:15 REGAL 18: Today: 1:05, 1:35, 3:35, 4:05, 7, 7:30 terrace: Today: 1:55, 4:25, 7:10, 9:10; Fri-Thurs June 7: 12:15, 4:25, 9:35

Five-Year Engagement R


A couple’s relationship becomes strained when their engagement is continually extended. cinebarre: Today: 12:50, 7:10

citadel 3D: Today: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50 PALMETTO GRANDE: Today: 2, 4:40 REGAL 18: Today: 1:55, 4:10

cinebarre: Today: 3:50, 10:15 PALMETTO GRANDE: Today: 12:35, 6:45 REGAL 18: Today: 2:05, 5:05, 8


Josh Brolin (left) and Will Smith in “Men in Black 3.”

at plundering ships but ends up with Charles Darwin, the last living dodo bird and a battle with Queen Victoria.

A documentary on the life and music of reggae legend Bob Marley.

terrace: Today: 9:15, Fri-Thurs June 7: 1:55, 7:15

Men in Black 3 pg-13

To save the agency and the planet, Agent J travels back to 1969 to prevent an alien criminal from assassinating Agent K.

cinebarre: Today: 12:45, 3:45, 7, 9:30 cinebarre 3D: Today: noon, 1:15, 4:15, 6:30, 7:30, 9, 10:05 CITADEL: Today-Thurs June 7: 11:45, 12:40, 2:10, 3:10, 4:35, 5:35, 6:50, 8, 9:15, 10:25 CITADEL 3D: Today-Thurs June 7: 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:10 CITADEL IMAX: Today-Thurs June 7: noon, 2:30, 5, 7:45, 10:10 hwy 21: Today: 8:30 james island: Today: 4:15, 7:10, 9:50 james island 3D: Today: 3:50, 6:40, 9:15 northwoods: Today: 1, 3:20, 5:20, 8, 10:10 northwoods 3D: Today: 11:50, 12:50, 2:20, 3:20, 4:40, 5:40, 7, 8, 9:20, 10:20 PALMETTO GRANDE: Today: 12:45, 2:10, 5, 7:10, 7:40, 8:10, 10:10, 10:50 PALMETTO GRANDE 3D: Today: 1, 1:30, 2:30, 4, 5:10, 5:40, 6:30, 7:50, 8:20, 9:10, 10:15, 11 REGAL 18: Today: 1, 2, 3:30, 6, 7:35 REGAL 18 3D: Today: 1:30, 2:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6:35, 7:05, 8:05

The Pirates! Band of Misfits PG



A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help actualize a sheik’s vision of bringing flyfishing to the desert. TERRACE: Today: 5:45

Sound of My Voice R

Psychological thriller about a journalist and his girlfriend who infiltrate a cult. terrace: Today: 12:15

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. CITADEL: Today: 7, 9:40 hwy 21: Today: 10:50 northwoods: Today: 7, 9:45 REGAL 18: Today: 2:15, 4:55, 7:45

What to Expect When You’re Expecting 1/2 PG-13

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Black Magic Cafe casts spell over breakfast, lunch By Rob Young Special to The Post and Courier


o you believe in black magic? This kind, for sure. Housed in a small, brightly colored cottage off West Erie Avenue on Folly Beach, the Black Magic Cafe churns out omelets, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads, smoothies and, of course, coffee. It’s an enchanting addition to the Edge of America; the town seems to be teeming with small, inventive eateries such as The ’Wich Doctor, The Drop In and the classic Lost Dog Cafe. The cafe can claim an impressive menu, which is scrawled in chalk and angled at an incline above the counter. Take a minute; you’ll need to digest all your options. And remember, breakfast is served all day long here.

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What: Black Magic Cafe Where: 103 W. Erie Ave., Folly Beach Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sun. More info: 633-0025 To wit, choose among the several breakfast sandwiches containing the likes of scrambled eggs, Havarti cheese, greens, tomatoes or herb mayo. The Pipeline ($7) combines eggs, avocado, mango-peach salsa, sour cream, spinach and chickpeas inside a wrap. Also enticing: specials such as the caramel French toast with powdered sugar on a croissant. And we haven’t even addressed lunch yet. You can’t miss with much, counting the Sandbar Special panini ($8.50), which

The Angel Oak panini, featuring turkey, Havarti cheese, onions, avocado, sprouts and herb mayo. combines feta cheese, roasted red peppers, cucumbers, chickpeas, tomatoes, a mess of greens and a slather of hummus. There’s also the Angel Oak with turkey, Havarti cheese, onions, avocado, sprouts and herb mayo, among several others. And whether truly magical or not, it makes no differphotographs by Rob Young ence, for this is a charming The Sandbar Special panini with a hummus spread, feta cheese, roasted red enterprise, one that you peppers, cucumbers, chickpeas, tomatoes and greens. should visit soon.

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By Deidre Schipani Special to The Post and Courier

Cask night at Ted’s

Ted’s Butcherblock hosts Edward and Morgan Westbrook of Charleston’s Westbrook Brewing for Cask Night tonight at 6. They will be pouring Westbrook’s Pacific Jade Rye Pale, dryhopped with Calypso. Beer will be sold by the pint for $5. No reservations are required and beer will File/staff be sold until the cask runs out. Call 577-0094. For more Westbrook Brewing and Ted’s Butcherblock are teaming up for an event tonight at 6. about Ted’s Butcherblock, 334 East Bay St., go to www. chef de cuisine. Levin has new summer menu that been a member of the Oak includes a New England lob‘Save the Cooper’ family for more than a year ster roll, oven-roasted bone SweetWater Brewing Com- after gaining experience at marrow and house-made pany is expanding its efforts Charleston’s High Cotton. gnudi. It is at 863 Houston to protect waterways threatThe Oak Table will be at Northcutt Blvd. Lunch serened by pollution and waste. 1221 Main St., Columbia. vice begins at 11 a.m., dinner After Atlanta-based camat 5 p.m. Call 606-2493 or go paigns, it’s bringing the fight On ’cue to Pop’s Smokin’ BBQ is open to the Carolinas, Alabama Daniel Island at 310 N. Live Oak Drive in and Florida. zz Dublin Down Irish Pub, Locally, the “Save the Coo- Moncks Corner. 245 Seven Farms Drive, on per” effort is a joint venture New oyster venue Daniel Island has closed. between SweetWater and Chef Mike Lata and Adam Charleston Waterkeeper. Nemirow have given their zz TJ’s Beef & Brew will Running through the latest venture a name: The open in June in Dublin Fourth of July, purchase Tshirts, SweetWater’s seasonal Ordinary Oyster Hall. A fall Down’s former location on opening is planned for 544 Daniel Island. TJ’s Beef & Waterkeeper ale or paper Brew is also at 214 St. James fish displays at participating King St. On the menu: oysretailers, which include The ters and East Coast seafood. Avenue in Goose Creek. On the menu: burgers and hot Griffon, 18 Vendue Range, Coming to King dogs. and Moe’s Downtown Republic Garden and Tavern, 5 Cumberland St. Lounge will occupy the for- Mark your calendar The two locations will have kick-off parties: The Griffon mer Chai’s Lounge site at 462 Sunrise Bistro launches a King St. This 7,000-squareat 6 p.m. Friday and Moe’s Downtown Tavern at 6 p.m. foot special events and music new menu in June. Beer and wine will be available. It is venue plans a July opening Saturday. at 1797 Main Road, Johns with Evan Powell, formerly Go to charlestonwater Island. Call 718-1858 or go of Fish restaurant, as or www.sweet eral manager. On the menu: to for details. internationally inspired bar Chefs on the road Lounging around food. The Indigo Road restaurant Mercato restaurant anBarsa’s new lunch group travels to Columbia nounces the opening of Barsa Tapas, Lounge & with a late-summer opening Mercato Jazz Lounge, where of the Oak Table restaurant. Bar at 630 King St. is now late-night jazz is on the Oak Table will serve modern serving lunch. Hours are menu 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. MonAmerican cuisine inspired and Saturdays. It will feature day-Friday. On the menu: a by sister restaurant Oak a late-night menu, jazz$10 lunch express menu that inspired cocktails, and local Steakhouse in Charleston. includes the meal, side and a and new musicians. Mercato Joseph Jacobson, current drink. Call 577-5393 or go to is at 102 North Market St. chef de cuisine at Oak, will relocate to Columbia to lead Go to mercatocharleston. the Oak Table’s kitchen as com or call 722-6393. Summer’s on menu executive chef. Oak SteakGraze restaurant in Mount Jazzed up for brunch house’s sous chef, Brendan Levin, will be promoted to Pleasant has launched its Tristan restaurant has add-

ed jazz to its brunch menu, along with new items for summer. It is at 10 Linguard St. Brunch is served 11 a.m.2:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 5342155 or go to tristandining. com.

Mount Pleasant plans Ellis Grossman’s popular Black Bean Co. is crossing the big bridge and will open location No. 3 in the neighborhood of MUSC’s new Health-Specialty Care East Center on Hungryneck Boulevard. An opening date has not been set.

A fresh Breeze

Harbor Breeze restaurant has opened at 176 Patriots Point Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. Call 606-2110.

Big Chef Little Chef

Tickets are on sale for the fourth annual Piggly Wiggly Big Chef Little Chef Challenge. This event, which takes place 6:30-9 p.m. June 14 at the Lighthouse on the Creek in Mount Pleasant, is an evening of food, fun and festivities to benefit Louie’s Kids. Tickets can be purchased at cheflittlechef, or in person at the Square Onion in I’On or Royall Hardware on Coleman Boulevard, both are in Mount Pleasant. Tickets are $50 in advance, $65 the day of the event. Tickets include the creations from the chef duos, beer from Pearlstine Distributors and Piggly Wiggly, wine from Republic National Distributing Co., Cypress restaurant and the Charleston Grill, plus hors d’oeuvres from the Square Onion. Featured chefs this year are Mike Lata of FIG, Nico Romo of Fish, Marc Collins of Circa 1886, Cary Zapatka of Square Onion, Craig Deihl of Cypress, John Zucker of Cru Cafe, Ben Berryhill of Red Drum, John Ondo of Lana Restaurant, Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, Kevin Johnson of The Grocery, Jeremiah Bacon of Oak and Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca.

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Rosebank Farms Cafe

The land of milk and honey for vacationers and tourists alike

By Deidre Schipani Special to The Post and Courier


here has been no jumping on trends for Julie Limehouse, the owner of Rosebank Farms Cafe. Her small, Seabrook Island eatery overlooking Bohicket Creek always has been local and seasonal, reflecting farm-to-table. She does not name farms and purveyors on her menu, but her website acknowledges the fields and streams, farmers and fishermen, beekeepers and dairymen who provide the raw materials simply transformed by new executive chef, Chris Hyler. Hyler is a Johnson & Wales University graduate who was making a name for himself in Columbia when he came to the Holy City to work with chef Brett McKee. He continued to fine-tune his culinary skills with stints at Saluda’s (Five Points, Columbia) as executive chef and on to Nashville, Tenn., where he opened the Burger Up concept. In 2011, he had the opportunity to return to Charleston and was hired by Limehouse to develop a new menu. The restaurant interior has not been changed. The tinted glass that keeps out the glare of the noonday sun darkens the space in the evening, and the black upholstered booths do little to illuminate a location that brings food with a view into focus. Sunsets over the marsh are spectacular, and only the bar area lacks a sight line to peaceful Bohicket Creek, where eagles and ospreys and pelicans gracefully glide in the air. The annotated Limehouse family history provides the cafe with posters, newspaper clippings and memorabilia as well as an eclectic gallery of coastal artwork, Lowcountry silhouettes and remnants of the “Sidi for Senator” campaign. With a lock on food with a view, the enterprise could take an easy way out when it comes to the kitchen. But it

Rosebank Farms Cafe is at 1886 Andell Bluff Blvd. on Seabrook Island.

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does not. Hyler is an accomplished chef. His food is balanced in seasoning: sparked with habenero, tempered with honey, tenderized by buttermilk and refreshingly served at temperature. Fans of the fried chicken ($17) still will find it on the menu. It’s brined in buttermilk, sweetened with Big Bees honey and served off the bone. Its succulent crunch never fails to please. Sliders remain $5 for the first, $4 for all others. The veal and bacon meatloaf, the she-crab soup with roe and the homespun desserts continue as reminders that the kitchen did not attempt to fix that which was not broken. Osso bucco appears as a meaty pork shank. Seafood can be fried or grilled. Ribeye ($26) and filet ($28) provide carnivores with options. The nearby waters provide local sourcing at its finest, and the kitchen lays claim to

Rosebank Farms Cafe Cuisine: Regional Southern Category: Neighborhood favorite Location: 1886 Andell Bluff Blvd. at Bohicket Marina, Seabrook Island Phone: 768-1807 Hours: Daily. Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner, 5-9:30 p.m. Food: 1/2 Service:  Atmosphere: 1/2 Price: $-$$$$ Cost: Lunch: $4-$11; $10 blue plate specials. Dinner: soups $3-$6; salads $4-8, protein toppings $5; appetizers $4-$12; entrees $17-$28; sides $4; desserts $7. Children’s menu: $6 (7 years and under) Vegetarian Options: Yes Wheelchair Accessible: Yes Bar: Yes Parking: Lot Other: Facebook, Twitter, Lowcountry Local First; Certified South Carolina Grown. Daily specials; craft beers. local flounder, mahi-mahi and shrimp, often just hours out of the water before it appears on your plate. That was accurate for the floun-

der ($18) and mahi ($22) we ordered. There was palpable freshness. The cafe does shrimp and grits five ways. A classic

version ($18); Lowcountry style with crabs, oysters and scallops; scampi ($21) with shrimp, sea scallops and a butter and wine sauce; etoufee with crayfish; and the flounder and shrimp ($18) that I ordered. It was a great dish with the freshness of the catch apparent. The crisp-edged fillet was perched over creamy Geechie Boy grits, and the tomato-based sauce elevated the simplicity of this dish and spoke well of the prowess of the kitchen. Mahi-mahi ($22) was matched in freshness and tenderness, served simply grilled with a pecan-butter finish. A pureed cauliflower side was first rate, but we found the coleslaw side a bit watery and thinly flavored. A crab cake ($8) described as “lump” was not, but those who enjoy a “deviled” version will be pleased. Sauces are proportional,

and although Hyler loves to use habanero chiles, he finds the right balance between heat and extreme. His pineapple-habanero remoulade is a winner. The kitchen has a cheeky way with desserts ($7). S’Mores are fashioned with tiramisu flavors; the baconmaple brownies marry salt, smoke and sweet with indulgency; and the Krispy Kreme bread pudding with coffee gelato elevates “coffee and donuts” to new heights of satisfaction. Our server was attentive, and all of the staff at the time of our visit kept up with the crowded dining room. They patiently explained the menu, be it an ingredient like grits or a preparation such as Charleston-style paella. Limehouse and Hyler promise “Southern fare with local flair,” and on that note they deliver with a delicious effect.

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Locally based dramatic soprano Anima embodies ‘Lovers in all Predicaments’ By Bill Thompson bthompson@postandcourier. com



arsing the varied meanings of “anima” and “animus” in the analytical psychology of Carl Jung can get witheringly complicated. Suffice it to say that Anima, the Summerville-based operatic soprano, lives up to her name: a life force, animated, that represents the feminine principle. Anima, aka Marcy Betzer, said she is drawn to an understanding of the mythology behind the operatic stories she performs. “According to Jung, philosophers believe ‘amina’ is the moment when personality and life become tangible,” she said. “We are all animas, the integration of our spirit and life. And I try to bring my characters to life onstage as opposed to just standing there singing. I portray the concept behind the character.” Anima will present her boutique opera concert “Lovers in all Predicaments” on Saturday at the Unitarian Church in downtown Charleston.

We are all animas, the integration of our spirit and life. And I try to bring my characters to life onstage as opposed to just standing there singing. I portray the concept behind the character. Anima

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tial increase in demand for our services. This benefit will help us meet the needs of struggling families as we enter our most demanding time of year.”

WHAT: Anima in “Lovers in all Predicaments” WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday WHERE: The Unitarian Church, 4 Archdale St. Price: $20; $35 for couples; Feast or famine Anima, 34, who moved $15 for seniors, students to the Charleston area four and military years ago, was born in UpMOre info: 609-7924 state New York. For the past 12 years, she has performed widely in the U.S. and Accompanied by pianists abroad, spending three sumJanet Elshazly and Bill mers in Spoleto, Italy. Whitfield, soprano Esther “I’m completely obsessed Williams, actor Haylee Whitfield, violinist Brianna with my art, and everything in life boils back down to the Whitfield and the ATA Taekwondo Form Warriors music,” she said. “It’s been under the direction of Scott my life’s passion from the beginning and will forever Stauffer, Amima will perbe.” form arias from the works Anima, who likes to think of Wagner, Saint-Saen, Masof her adopted home as “an senet, Charpentier, MasMore than a recital innocent New Orleans,” said cagni, Catalani, Verdi and A boutique opera, in this it is not only the principal Puccini. instance a 90-minute proAlso on hand and lending artistic themes of “Lovers in gram featuring one hour of all Predicaments” she hopes an air of intrigue will be music, is more than a recital, a mystery master of to convey, but also the condesigned to maximize the cept of citizens serving their ceremonies. qualities of the venue in community in whatever A portion of the proceeds which it is performed. capacity. from the performance will “I came up with that term “I can sing and I like to benefit the Lowcountry for a concert because I perdo that as a service. As an Food Bank. form 13 different concert seartist, it’s a feast-or-famine “We are both excited and ries, one of which is ‘Lovers grateful to be the beneficia- career, but you can always in all Predicaments,’ ” said contribute. You don’t have ries of ‘Lovers and PredicaAnima, who among other to wait for someone to disments,’ ” said Pat Walker, things will perform the cover you or accept you or president and CEO of the hara-kiri scene from “Mahand you a career. Be an food bank. dame Butterfly.” “The com“Summertime is one of the entrepreneur, create or poser provided for all the re-create yourself.” most difficult times of the drama and emotional imyear for many food-insecure pact in the music, and I like Lowcountry families,” she Reach Bill Thompson at to bring that to life.” said, “and we see a substan- 937-5707.

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By Harris Cohen Special to The Post and Courier


Hazelnut Hang looks back to the past Faith&


ister Hazel appears to be at a proverbial fork in the road. fter leaving the Universal label in 2003, the band is contemplating a return to a major label, and at a recent show in Nashville, Tenn., the head of their management company called them “the next great country band.” This weekend, however, the band and fans will mostly live in the past. Sister Hazel’s annual Hazelnut Hang kicks off Friday at The Windjammer on the Isle of Palms. As in previous years, the band has planned fun and interactive festivities in addition to a plethora of music, but with a twist this time: the entire weekend will have a ’70s theme, including a disco costume party for the Sound Check Party and the VIP set. While they play around 100 concerts per year all across the country, the band said the annual Hazelnut Hang at The Windjammer is the highlight of the year. Jett Beres, the band’s bass player, told Charleston Scene the event is “a weekend vacation where we get to play music rather than it being a job.” As in previous years, Sister Hazel will play an acoustic set Sunday. For the VIP set, the band will play seven classic songs from the ’70s, such as the Bee Gee’s “Staying Alive” and The Knack’s “My Sharona.” The band also plans to preview seven songs from its upcoming album. Sister Hazel hopes to release a new album this year, and Beres said they could start recording over the summer. The band quickly released two albums back to back in 2009 and 2010. Beres said, “We had creative overflow and kept writing through the production of the albums and on tour. For this one, we wanted to take our time and hunker down and explore new things.” As with “Heartland High-

Attitudes and understanding. Sundays in


Sister Hazel

If you go What: The Sister Hazel Hazelnut Hang When: Friday-Sunday Where: The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms Price: $20-$179.99 more info: way,” band members continued to write with outside songwriters and musicians. “We don’t want to be stagnant ... We’re blessed that we have our own sound and no matter what style or groove, it’s still distinctly Sister Hazel” Beres said. “We’ll have a full spectrum of new material, and the grouping of songs will depend on the band’s label decision,” Beres added. If the band chooses the

major-label route, Beres said, in contrast to their recent self-produced albums, they will actively pursue an outside producer, as they want to break new ground sonically, and “it would be fun to have someone take the reigns.” Beres, however, was emphatic in stating, “Integrity is No. 1, and this has sustained and protected the band for 15 years, and the label won’t change this. We will have to see the endgame before signing any contract. We don’t live and die by a label or radio, but if right, it can be big for the band and we are fortunate to be able to pick and choose.” He said the band has been on both sides and seen it all, but for national support and radio potential, major-label support is required. As for the band’s manage-

ment “country band” comment, Beres said, “We’ve been a band without genre or creative limits, and our last two albums reflected our Southern rock roots with early (Tom) Petty, early Eagles and Allman Brothers and a vibe of country intertwined. As the country and pop worlds increasingly overlap, Sister Hazel is a band that can exist in both worlds. So we’re open to crossing over to country radio without losing our heritage.” Don’t get too distressed. The new songs previewed at the recent Nashville concert reflect more of an evolution forward from the last two albums rather than any extreme countrymusic transformation. New songs include “Karaoke,” a Jimmy Buffett-like fun song brought about by the crew joking with lead singer Ken

Block, volunteering him to sing “All for You” at a karaoke bar. “Almost Broken” is a ballad on not wanting to say goodbye. Four of the songs do have a more country vibe: “Whirlwind Girl”; “The Prettiest Girl,” where Ryan Newell plays the lead flat on his lap like a steel guitar; and “Take it With Me” and “Roll on By” include a banjo. The Eagles influence is heard on “This Kind of Love” and the Beres-written song, “The Road,” which opens a cappella and includes four-part harmonies. The Hazelnut Hang event is not all music, and other weekend activities with the band include a Q&A session, cornhole, a “Price Is Right” game, board games such as Connect Four and Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots, a barbecue, a sandcastle-building contest and more.

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Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands Festival and Catalpa NYC Music Festival. City and Colour will perform Saturday at the Music Farm, 32 Ann St., with Dan Romano. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the show and are available at the Music Farm box office or online at Doors open at 8 p.m. Go to or call 577-6989.

ing to its numbers, gaining credibility and popularity without caring too much eiCity and Colour ther way. In 2007, the group Longtime vocalist for the calling itself Midtown Dickpost-hardcore group Alexens released a debut, “Oh isonfire, Dallas Green’s solo Yell!,” whose carefree innoventure is a departure from cence and awkward quirkihis frontman duties. ness propelled itself quickly Green began performing in the North Carolina ununder the moniker City and derground behind compariColour in 2004, seemingly sons to Kimya Dawson and as a way to express his softer the anti-folk movement. side and showcase the songs There’s a refreshing modeshe quietly had been writing ty in the Midtown Dickens. Midtown Dickens since he was a teenager. Even the members hesitate City and Colour’s 2005 It formed from laughter, at labeling themselves “muProvided you might say; two friends debut, “Sometimes,” initially sicians” and instead seem City and Colour sold slowly, only to grow writing songs to amuse and to view their music as a way after doubts and assumpentertain one another who, of exploring not just themtions began to fall under the from both sides, revealing admittedly, have limited selves but music as a whole. weight of Green’s capable the side project to be a cross- instrumental ability and no Through all the aloofness, songwriting and vocal abili- over success of sorts. musical training other than the smiling kind that echoes ties. The album, as well as City and Colour is Green’s what they taught themselves. with spoons, mandolins and the 2008 and 2011 followmain focus, following the Kym Register and Cathtambourines in the backups, was certified platinum announcement of Alexison- erine Edgerton began writground, Midtown Dickens in Green’s native Canada. fire’s disbandment last year. ing songs together in 2005, has managed to draw a seriCity and Colour’s mix of City and Colour ansalvaging instruments from ous ear from critics and felsong structure and lyrical nounced plans to open Dumpsters, friends, strang- low artists. NPR, MTV, Blurt histrionics of hard-core with several shows for The Avett ers, wherever, to turn the and Relix all have praised the delicate and humble Brothers and Death Cab for rejected and unwanted into the band’s latest release, nature of folk has converted Cutie this year, as well as musicmakers once again. “Home,” and such bands many of his early doubters performing at the Newport Slowly the duo began add- as the Mountain Goats and

Megafaun have invited the group to tour with them as an opening act. Midtown Dickens will perform tonight at the Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Road, with the South Carolina Broadcasters. Tickets are $5 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m. Call 571-0775.

Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons Road-hardened and brimming with life experience, Jerry Joseph is the true singer-songwriter type, that unassuming vagabond kind with a weathered guitar and worn-out sneakers. Always a sail without an anchor, Joseph moved to New Zealand as a teenager and received his first paid guitar gigs there at 15. He made his way to New York, Montana, Utah and Portland. It was his time in Salt Lake City that inspired Joseph to form his group, Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons, and move to

Portland, where the group eventually settled. His talents as a songwriter and storyteller, coupled with the rasp of a voice hard lived, lend honesty and a sense of hardened reality to his music. There is a feeling of suffering overcome exuding from Joseph that can’t be feigned or rehearsed, and that appeals to people. It would seem that Joseph’s sincerity also appeals to his peers. To date, he has performed with The Flaming Lips, Neil Young and David Lindley (Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne). Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons celebrated the release of its latest album, “Happy Book,” earlier this year. The group will perform tonight at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at or at the door. Go to or call 571-4343.

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John Mayer

Born and Raised/Columbia It has been nearly three years since John Mayer released his last album, “Battle Studies.” In that time, the singer-songwriter has faced some challenges, including running damage control after a surprisingly candid Playboy magazine interview, as well as undergoing surgery for granulomas that were discovered in his throat. Despite the tough times, Mayer found time to record a new album of songs. Titled “Born and Raised,” and produced with Don Was (Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones), from the sound of the music on the new album, it would seem that the trials of the last few years have caused Mayer to take a look inside himself. David Crosby and Graham Nash provide background vocals for the leadoff track, “Queen of California,” a sunny tune that evokes memories of California rock classics by folks such as Fleetwood Mac and Jackson Browne. The whole album has a definite country-rock sound to it, and the material is much more mellow as a whole than past Mayer releases. From the introspective “Speak for Me” to the mildly funky “Something Like Olivia,” there are different varieties of the country rock sound here, but overall this is an album designed to be heard while winding down after a long day. Perhaps the low-key vibe on this new release signifies a newfound attitude for Mayer. Whatever the case, “Born and Raised” is as solid a collection of songs as Mayer has ever released.


Key Tracks: “Queen of California,” “Something Like Olivia,” “Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967”


Not Your Kind Of People/Stunvolume Although the alternative rock band Garbage is now known chiefly for Shirley Manson, its no-nonsense Scottish lead singer, at the time the band was formed in 1994 it was mainly notable for its drummer, Butch Vig. If the name sounds familiar outside of Garbage, it’s most likely because Vig produced several of the best albums of the early ’90s grunge-rock era, including Smashing Pumpkins’ “Gish,” Sonic Youth’s “Dirty” and, most notably, Nirvana’s “Nevermind.” Throughout the ’90s and early part of this century, Garbage turned out a slew of great radio hits, including “Only Happy When It Rains” and “Stupid Girl.” After disbanding, reuniting, going on hiatus and doing whatever else a band can do to dance around the fact that it isn’t releasing new material, Garbage is back with “Not Your Kind of People.” Are Vig, Manson and the rest of Garbage able to recapture the bands signature sound from the ’90s? Well, kind of. Manson’s vocals are as sweet as ever and make the listener pine for the days when Lollapalooza was still a traveling summer show and having a tattoo or piercing was considered edgy. The music though, while definitely keeping with the band’s signature sound, really doesn’t break any new ground. Songs such as “Big Bright World,” “Blood For Poppies” and “I Hate Love” aren’t exactly garbage, but they aren’t exactly Garbage either. While it’s nice to have the band back, “Not Your Kind of People” is a musical confection that definitely should have spent a bit more time in the oven.


Key Tracks: “Big Bright World,” “Control,” “Battle in Me”

The Cult

Choice of Weapon/Essential If you made a list of the most tumultuous and dysfunctional bands in rock and roll, The Cult would certainly place somewhere in the Top 20. Sure, there are more messed-up bands (volumes could be written about The Kinks alone), but despite releasing some incredibly solid and supercharged rock music over the past 30 years, The Cult has gone through its share of challenges. The last time the band emerged from one of its numerous breakups/hiatuses, the resulting studio album, 2007’s “Born Into This,” was one of the weakest efforts in The Cult’s history. Frontman Ian Astbury even said at the time “Born Into This” would likely be the band’s last album. Thank goodness Astbury had a change of heart, because the band’s new album, “Choice of Weapon,” makes it safe to be a fan of The Cult again. While Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy remain the only original members of the band, bassist Chris Wyse and drummer John Tempesta do a great job as the band’s rhythm section. Longtime fans of The Cult will hear hints of the band’s roots in songs such as “The Wolf” and “For the Animals,” which feature the band’s trademark sound of Astbury’s Jim Morrison-like vocals over tasty guitar riffs from Duffy. There are other great, albeit mellower, moments on the album with songs such as “Elemental Light” and “Life > Death.” “Choice of Weapon” is no “Electric,” but it was recorded in the same frame of mind as that classic Cult album. The important thing for fans of the band though, is that The Cult is officially back in the business of delivering posterior-kicking rock and roll.


Key Tracks: “The Wolf,” “For the Animals,” “A Pale Horse”

——By Devin Grant

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Bacardi Cocktail Classic

Gay Days


Charleston enlightenMEN is hosting the first Gay Days at Frankie’s Fun Park, 5000 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston, on Saturday. From 11 a.m.5 p.m., enlightenMEN is inviting the LGBTQ communities, families and friends to this event that will help raise money for the 2012 Charleston Pride Festival. For details, go to gaydayatfrankiesfunpark.

Wonder Works is celebrating the end of school and the beginning of summer with this second annual event Saturday. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at its West Ashley store in the St. Andrews Shopping Center, 975 Savannah Highway, enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, a dunking booth, slide, jump castle, an obstacle course, snow (you read that right), live music and more. Ponies will be on site, and puppy and kittens from Pet Helpers will be up for adoption. There will be free food and ice cream. This event is free, but activity tickets for some events must be purchased. Proceeds go to four local charities created by kids to benefit kids: Hugs for Harper, Happy Wheels, Abby’s Friends and Keys for Hope. For more info, go to www.


The Battle of Hot Wheels

Anniversary celebration Mount Pleasant Pier Fishing Tournament Get a jump start on summer 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday with a little healthy competition, all while enjoying the view from the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. Held at the Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., compete in Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (3-12), Senior Angler (60+) and Total Weight of five fish categories. The tournament, which costs $9-$12 to participate in, will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 762-9946.

Fishing event

Blackbeard’s Cove is celebrating six years on Sunday, and what better way to do it than with a party. Starting at 11 a.m., enjoy free mini golf, games, face painting, live entertainment, a dunking booth and prizes. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be available for free from 11 a.m.2 p.m. Blackbeard’s Cove is at 3255 U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant. Find out more at www.


Lefty Kreh, who is considered one of the pioneers of saltwater fly fishing, will be in town Friday and Saturday for demos, clinics and signings. On Friday, Kreh will be at The Kreh Charleston Angler’s West Ashley location, 654 St. Andrews Blvd., giving casting demos, autographing books and DVDs, and telling stories. This event is free. On Saturday, Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Mount Pleasant will host an “Exclusive Fly Fishing Clinic with Lefty Kreh” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The clinic will cover casting instruction, use of equipment and tackle, landing different species of fish and lunch. The fee is $400. Email or call 884-2095.

The Battle of Midway: 70 Years Later Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, will host on Monday a panel discussion and ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Midway. Starting at 11 a.m., this educational program held in the aircraft carrier Yorktown’s Smokey Stover Theater will include a video followed by a panel discussion, observance by Sen. Lindsey Graham and a wreath-laying ceremony. This event is free to the public. For more information, go to

Pattison’s Academy benefit

Nighttime at the Museum Reminiscent of “Night at the Museum,” find out what happens at The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., after everyone goes home at this annual event. This year’s theme is “What is it?,” all about exploring curious and odd things from history. Held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, bring your flashlight and explore the halls as you interact with costumed living historians. Pizza and an ice cream station are part of admission, which runs $5-$20. Check out the details at www.charleston or call 722-2996.



A longstanding Charleston competition, this event formerly known as the Bacardi Mojito Challenge gets a name change as some of the area’s best bartenders gather to celebrate Bacardi’s 150th anniversary. Held 8-11 p.m. Tuesday at the South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, movers and shakers will battle it out for a title decided by a panel of celebrity judges and you. Live music will be provided by Gino Castillo and his Sextet. Tickets are $35. Proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics. Check out for more.

Pattison’s Academy, which offers programs for children with multiple disabilities, is holding a fundraiser Monday at RiverTowne Country Club, 1700 Rivertowne Country Club Drive, Mount Pleasant. A captain’s choice golf tournament gets off to a shotgun start at noon and includes a holein-one contest, drink tickets, prizes, breakfast and an after-party. The entry fee is $450 per team. Not a golfer? You can still attend the cocktail party and auction at 5 p.m. for $15. For details, call 849-6707.

Gun show The Land of the Sky Gun and Knife Show returns to the Exchange Park Fairgrounds off U.S. Highway 78 in Ladson. Running Saturday and Sunday, swap, buy, sell or browse 350 tables of knives, ammo, surplus, books, reloading supplies and shooting accessories from South Carolina’s biggest dealers. The show runs 9 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7, kids 12 and under get in free. For more information, call 770630-7296.

The second of three intraleague bouts, this tournament pits the Ashley Riverdolls against the Holy City Heartbreakers. Cheer on the derby girls at 6 p.m. Sunday at Hot Wheels Skating Center, 1523 Folly Road. Tickets are $10, $5 for kids. Snacks will be available for purchase. Find out more at www.lowcountryhigh

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Celebrate sweetgrass culture Weekend festival to showcase Lowcountry Gullah/Geechee traditions, flavors

By Olivia Pool Special to The Post and Courier


f you’ve been in the Holy City for a visit or under more permanent circumstances, chances are you’ve heard of the Gullah/ Geechee culture, seen the sweetgrass baskets and have been offered the sweetgrass roses while walking downtown. But how much do you really know about this group of people who live among us, who have been here much longer, who know more about this place than anyone else? If you’re looking to learn, the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival this weekend in Mount Pleasant is a great place to start. Named one of the “top 20 events” in South Carolina by the Southeastern Tourism Society, this fun-filled family event is all about entertaining and educating. “It is important for people in general to know that the ancestors of the Gullah/Geechee people were brought to this country as slaves to do the back-breaking work required to plant and harvest the rice crop, that created much of the wealth in South Carolina Lowcountry and made many of the slave masters wealthy during the time of slavery,” said Thomasena Stokes-Marshall, festival organizer. “The festival is important because it serves as a venue to expose, entertain and educate people about the Gullah/Geechee people’s contributions to the social, domestic and economic development of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Their contributions to our country is seldom known and/or given credit,” she said. “The culture is steeped in traditions consisting of dance, gospel and folk music, arts and craft, sweetgrass basket making, folklore and gullah cuisine,” Stokes-Marshall continued. “A significant percentage of the Gullah/Geechee people living in our communities today are direct descendants of slaves brought to this country.” You’ll have the opportunity to meet those descendants, listen to their stories and take part in events that make up their culture.

‘Real Taste of Gullah’

If you’ve ever wanted authentic Gullah/ Geechee food, your chance comes 6-10 p.m. Friday. “The Real Taste of Gullah” will feature

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Gullah cuisine provided by the Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College, Joe’s Catering, Cafe on Main and Cruncho Enterprise. And while food will be the focus, there’ll be so much more culture to experience at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Local artist Jonathan Green, one of the people who has brought much of the recognition to the Gullah/Geechee world, will be present and give an illustrated talk with a look into the history of the Gullah/Geechee people’s rice culture.

There also will be a fashion show of sweetgrass hats and evening bags created by local basketmakers and modeled by the Charleston Hat Ladies. Guests will have the chance to witness the ceremonial “Passing on the Tradition” of sweetgrass basketmaking to the next generation. Ronald Daise, chairman of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, will be the keynote speaker. There also will be musical entertainment. Please see flavors, Page E21

If you go What: “The Real Taste of Gullah” and the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival When: 6-10 p.m. Friday and noon-8 p.m. Saturday Where: Memorial Waterfront Park, Mount Pleasant Price: Free for the festival; $50 for the “Taste of Gullah” For more info: www.sweet or 856-9732

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Virginia Watson, known also by her Gullah name “Genya,” creates these Gullah Dolls to celebrate her heritage in a unique way. She has been a seamstress for 30 years and learned the craft of sweetgrass basketmaking from her mother, Elizabeth Stokes.

for purchase, as well as an authentic slave artifacts exhibition space. Hear stories told by local Expect to see and hear Zandrina Dunning, basketmakers in two locally produced films, Deborah Horry and Devon Gary. “Grass Roots” and “Bin Yah,” that give an inTickets are $50 and can be purchased at www. sider’s look at the life and history of these folks. And the kids won’t be left out. Expect to see jump castles, water slides, arts and crafts, and more. Sweetgrass Festival Stokes-Marshall said her favorite part of the On Saturday, the main event will offer lots of festival is the sweetgrass basket making demeducational opportunities, demonstrations and onstrations, “where visitors have an opportuother activities. nity for hands-on engagement of making the Free and open to the public, things will kick baskets.” off at Memorial Waterfront Park with the “During this session, the basketmakers also Sankofa Preservation Society Seminar 9 a.m.share information about their families history noon. and experiences as a basketmaker. It always “Local scholars will provide information and amazes me how little most people know about engage participants in discussions concerning the history of the Gullah/Geechee people’s culhealth, education and heirs property issues ture and their contributions to our country’s within the African-American communities history.” along the Gullah/Geechee Culture Heritage In addition, expect to hear gospel music, see Corridor,” said Stokes-Marshall. drumming and dancing by the Adande AfFrom noon-8 p.m., attendees are invited to rican Drummers and nosh on lots of Gullah participate in and learn about sweetgrass bascuisine provided by local vendors. ketmaking techniques from the best teachers. “Bring your chairs and blankets and spend There will be an array of paintings, handmade the day with us for a Gullah/Geechee good quilts, arts and crafts on display and available time,” Stokes-Marshall said. flavors, from E20

Dancers and musicians perform in traditional garb.


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Art abounds as walk correlates with Piccolo


f it seems like I’m writing about an art walk every couple of weeks, it’s because I am. This city is one productive beast when it comes to the visual arts. There are some really great shows happening for this June’s First Friday Art Walk. And, of course, the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit is still happening in Marion Square. Go by there and meet the artists in person any day of the week. Here are some teasers for this First Friday’s Art Walk. Unless otherwise mentioned, all are free and open to the public and take place between 5-8 p.m. Friday.

Nathan Durfee

When I first saw Nathan Durfee’s work years ago, they consisted of small paintings of clouds in the hallway at Theatre 99. It’s been incredible to watch his progression over the years, and his newest body of work, “Tangled Dreams of Knots and Leaves,” seems to me the most mature and complex paintings I’ve seen him do to date. In keeping with his characters and stories, these creatures appear to have a more serious, more developed structure to them as well as the maturity of Durfee’s own technique. “The show will focus on the lives of a handful of characters that share a bloodline,” Durfee explains. “Although the creatures will be of all shapes and sizes, there will be consistent characteristics to show they were once part of the same family. There will also be a passage of time shown in the body

of work, the same characters will be depicted as they were young only to be revisited as adults.” Meet the artist in person and ask him to tell you all about his creatures at Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Call 805-8052 or go to www. for more.

The theme for their show is “Meoto,” a Japanese word often used for clay forms that are coupled but are still slightly different sizes and shapes. “Traditionally, one is intended for the man of the home and one for the woman (‘his and hers’). This coupling can be interpreted more broadly into relationships: energies of masculine and feminine, yin and yang, recessive and dominant, interlocking, interchanging, scale, etc.,” said Betsey Carter, co-owner of the studio. The reception will be from 6-9 p.m. at 1080 Morrison Drive. Call 853-3345 or go to

Going coastal

Debbie Daniels is involved in a love affair — with the Lowcountry. She is asking the viewer to “slow down, relax and enjoy the view” with this new collection of oil paintings of Lowcountry sights and landscapes. Having emigrated from England as a teenager, she has since called Charleston home and doesn’t plan on leaving. “I am always in awe of the Lowcountry landscape and feel a sense of calm when I look out across a wide expanse of marshland. Palm fronds gently swaying in the breeze and sounds of the surf as I look out across the ocean give me a sense of well-being. I love living in Charleston and I am drawn to landscape compositions that convey these feelings.” See her work at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, 160 East Bay St. Call 722-2454 or go to www. for more.

Southern dreams

Master pastel artist Denise LaRue Mahlke, Pastel Society of America, is wellknown for her stunning scenes from all over the United States. “Her paintings convey a sense of restfulness and peace that reflects the spiritual connection she feels for the landscape she loves. Denise believes that being an artist is a calling that involves preserving, celebrating and sharing in God’s creation,” explains M Gallery owner Maggie Kruger. “There is always more to learn and I have a responsibility to put forth my

Collaborative show Dabbie Daniels’ “Whispering Palm.”

Brian Scanlon’s “Castal.”

visual that speaks to life’s experiences. To create symbols of universal connection and the relationship that one has to another and to nature,” Harris said. His chosen medium is stone — alabaster, marble, limestone — and limited edition bronzes. The reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad St. Call 723-0303 or go to for more.

Collectors’ Show, giving the younger generation of art lovers a chance to start their own collections with pieces that are priced within their budgets. “The gallery is hung from the ceiling nearly to the photos Provided floorboards, salon style, Mark Yale Harris’ “Recoil.” making this a large and diverse selection of subjects, best efforts in the spirit of mediums and artists. There thanksgiving and praise. are fresh works by Kamille The opportunity to reflect Corry, Paula Rubino, Leo the creative ingenuity and Mancini-Hresko, local maslove of the Creator through ter Jill Hooper and many my work is a privilege and more,” gallery owner Ann ‘On the Sunny Side’ a joy,” the artist said of her Long said. California artist Brian Scan- Don’t let the name mislead own work and process. See her pastels at M Gallery lon returns to Charleston and you, anyone can purchase to the Ellis-Nicholson Gallery these pieces. of Fine Art, 11 Broad St. for his new solo show “On the Call 727-4500 or go to “The exhibition has less to Sunny Side.” www.mgalleryoffineart. do with age and everything His love of architecture com. to do with price, all works in can clearly be seen in his YCS are $3,500 and under,” Feel free to touch landscape paintings as he Long said. In the art world, you are promotes the more angular See the show at 54 Broad rarely welcome to touch lines throughout the scenes St. Call 577-0447 go to www. anything. Actually, you in a beautiful way. would be severely repriCheck out more of this ‘Meoto’ manded, if not kicked out of West Coast artist’s work at If you’re a clay lover, this a reputable place. Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, 1½ is for you. Cone 10 Studios’ Sculptor Mark Yale Harris Broad St. Call 722-5353 or spring exhibit looks absoat Mary Martin Gallery feels go to www.ellis-nicholson lutely adorable and kind of differently. makes me want a husband “The purpose of my artwork is to provoke a percep- Young Collectors’ Show just so we can have cute “his Each year, Ann Long Fine and hers” clay artwork in tual, internal and intellectual response for the viewer, a Art hosts its annual Young our house.

Five local artists Dos Bandidos, Gregg Lambton Carr, Rebecca Hinson, John-Mark Harris and Jessika Stocker are collaborating to put together “A Marriage of Mediums.” Expect to see original work from each of the artists, including oil paintings, photography, screen printing and pottery. Join them for an opening reception 6-10 tonight at 193 King St. Contact Rebecca Hinson for more information at 862-7593.

‘Southern Life’

Atelier Gallery has settled into town quite nicely over these past few months and have made a nice name for itself. On Saturday, check out Christy Kinard’s rich compositions depicting “Southern Life” with beautiful pieces of abundant flowers. “Her works capture the joyful, layered character of the South, working from both childhood memories and life,” said gallery owner Gabrielle Egan. Join Atelier Gallery, 153 King St., for Kinard’s reception 6-8 p.m. Call 722-5668 or go to for more information.

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Photographs by Marie Rodriguez You’ve never seen so much hair! The Holy City Beard & Moustache Society hosted its third annual championships Saturday at the Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Competition categories included sideburns, goatee, moustache, groomed beard, college beard, freestyle, ladies artificial (moustache & beard), gray beard, best in show and full beard natural. Proceeds went to Lowcountry Women With Wings, which provides ovarian cancer awareness, education and support services to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, their caregivers and families. Find more photos of these dapper dudes and dudettes at

Southeastern Beard & Moustache Championships

Full Beard Under a Foot competitors Jude and Cole at the third annual Southeastern Beard & Moustache Championships held Saturday at the Music Farm.

Douglas Renfro and Patricia Hensley from Alaska

Full Beard Over a Foot competitor Jon Rice

Partial freestyle competitor Larry Phillips

Goatee competitor Daniel Roberts

Ladies Moustache competitor Leslie

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SPOLETO & PICCOLO Best bets for next week By Allison Nugent If you go With a week of Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto under our belts, we should be old pros at picking and choosing what events to attend. But with more than 700 events on the Piccolo calendar alone, it’s a daunting task, to say the least. Here are some great options to have on your radar for the upcoming week. And take note that some of these shows are performed more than once next week, check online for full schedule details. Keep up to date on all things Spoleto, including reviews of shows and interviews with artists at www.

Today ‘Kepler’

What: The American premiere of pioneering composer Philip Glass’ newest operatic work When: 8 p.m. Where: Sottile Theater, 44 George St. Price: $25-95

‘The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs’

What: Mike Daisey’s monologue explores the price of technology. When: 8 p.m. Where: Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 St. Philip St. Price: $32

Joy Kills Sorrow

What: A modern American string band whose music blends jazz, bluegrass and indie-rock When: 9 p.m. Where: College of Charleston Cistern Yard, St. Philip and George streets Price: $30-45

Conversations with Mike Daisey

What: Join CBS correspondent Martha Teichner for intimate conversations with festival artists. When: 10 p.m. Where: Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 Saint Philip St. Price: Free

Rackers-Lomazov Duo What: Steinway artists and international artists Joseph Rackers and Marina Lomazov teach in the

Spoleto Festival USA Purchase tickets in person at the Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St., by phone by calling 5793100 or online at www. Piccolo Spoleto Purchase tickets in person at the Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St., or at the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St., by phone by calling 866-811-4111, online at www.piccolospoleto. com or 30 minutes prior to performance at the event location. School of Music of the University of South Carolina. When: 3 p.m. May 31 Where: Rodenberg Chapel, Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant PRICE: Donations accepted

Nicholas Basbanes

What: This author writes about people who collect, write, sell and care for books. He will discuss the world of books and book culture. When: 3 p.m. May 31 Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. PRICE: $16

‘The Power of 1ne’

WhAT: Donna Lee Williams performs “The Power of 1ne: The Courage and Contributions of Civil Rights Champion Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer,” a monodrama about twelve characters who influenced the life of an American heroine. When: 8 p.m. May 31 Where: Lance Hall, 150 Meeting St. PRICE: $19

L’Organo Recital Series: Scott Turkington

What: Organist and choirmaster at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, Turkington’s program will include works by Widor, Durufle and Touremire. When: 10 a.m. May 31 Where: 120 Broad St. Price: Donations accepted

Little Red Riding Hood

What: The College of Charleston Opera presents this classic tale

with a musical twist. When: 9:15, 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. May 31 Where: Charleston County Library Auditorium, 68 Calhoun St. Price: Free

Friday Westminster Choir

What: The festival’s choir-inresidence performs a diverse repertoire ranging from Rachmaninoff to contemporary compositions by Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds. When: 5 p.m. Where: Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St. Price: $25-40

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‘Leo’ party Photographs by Marie Rodriguez Spoleto SCENE, a group of Spoleto Festival USA patrons in their 20s and 30s, gathered at Rebekah Jacobs Gallery, 502 King St., on May 27 to celebrate “Leo,” a physical theater performance that tries to answer the question “What would happen if the laws of gravity were to suddenly change?” Find more photos at

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

What: One of America’s edgiest dance companies in an artistically charged program When: 7 p.m. Where: Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. Price: $20-65

‘The Radio Show’

What: Choreographer Kyle Abraham’s reaction to an urban radio station being taken off the air When: 8 p.m. Where: Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 St. Philip St. Price: $32


What: Sprouts Musical Theatre will perform a show that promises hilarious lyrics, beautiful ballads, magical effects, audience participation and lots of happy endings. When: 7 p.m. June 1 Where: Creative Spark, 757 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant Price: $11-$13

Torben and Lauren von Straden at the Spoleto after-party for “Leo” held at the Rebekah Jacob Gallery.

Saturday Conversations with Jake Shimabukuro

What: Join CBS correspondent Martha Teichner for intimate conversations with festival artists. When: 3 p.m. Where: Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St. Price: Free

Music in Time

What: Philip Glass, the composer of Kepler, sits down for a conversation with resident conductor John Kennedy. When: 5 p.m. Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Price: $25

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The crew and one-man cast of “Leo,” Clemens Kowalski, Miriam Burghardt, Jim Weiner and Tobias Wegner at the Spoleto after-party.

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The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

‘Leo’ party continued

What: New York’s favorite bag lady sets out on a joyful, hilarious trip through space and time. When: 8:30 p.m. June 2 Where: Theatre 220, Simons Center, 54 St. Philip St. Price: $17-$21

Unconquerable Heart: A Life of Jefferson Davis

What: This one-man show presented by Dorin Seymour shows why Jefferson Davis is known as the “Unconquerable Heart.” When: 2 p.m. June 2 Where: Pure Theatre, 477 King St. Price: $13-$19

Marshall Chapman

The Spoleto after-party for “Leo.”

What: Born and raised in Spartanburg, this singer-songwriterauthor will discuss her work and perform, which will be followed by a soiree. When: 3 p.m. June 2 Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Price: $36, includes reception.

Sunday k.d. lang

What: Four-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist When: 7 p.m. Where: Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. Price: $25-75

Orchestra Uncaged

What: The Spoleto Orchestra performs works by John Cage and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood When: 8 p.m. Where: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Price: $20-65

Larry James and Kenny Oubre

The Joe Clarke Big Band

What: Using the classic orchestration of four trumpets, four trombones, five saxes, guitar, piano, bass and drums, this group presents arrangements of the greatest recordings in the Sinatra library. When: 7-9 p.m. June 3 Where: The Hippodrome, 360 Concord St. Price: $25.

Tobias Wegner and Labruce Trammell

Danny Kalb Band (The Blues Project)

DJ Jeff ET at the Spoleto after-party for “Leo.”

What: With performances with Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters on his resume, this concert is sure to please the ears. When: 4-7 p.m. June 3 Where: Bowen’s Island Restaurant, off Folly Road Price: $26


What: Dancers ages 9-17 and members of the Charleston Ballet Theatre meet Mary, Bert and pals in a romp for the young and young at heart. When: 1:30 p.m. June 3 Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Price: $16-$26

Monday Feng Yi Ting

What: Guo Wenjing’s contemporary opera of love, power and political intrigue When: 8 p.m. Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Price: $25-65

Salute to Miles Davis

What: Some of the best jazz musicians in the area gather to reimagine “Kind of Blue” in its entirety and to capture the passion and interplay just as Davis did 52 years ago When: 8-10 p.m. June 4 Where: The Hippodrome, 360 Concord St. Price: $16

Miles & Coltrane — Blue

What: This work tells the story of two of the most influential and controversial figures in jazz: Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Weaving together all artistic mediums, award-winning poets, musicians, dancers and actors take us on a journey through the artists’ lives and the legacy of jazz they left behind. When: 8 p.m. June 4 Where: Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Price: $23

Tuesday Intermezzi

What: Hear virtuosic performances of Chinese classical instruments, performed by members of the Feng Yi Ting orchestra. When: 5 p.m. Where: Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St. Price: $25

Hay Fever

What: The Gate Theatre presents Noel Coward’s comedy of manners. When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Price: $25-75

Dance Festival

What: Robert Ivey Ballet hosts companies in a dance extravaganza featuring ballet, jazz, modern choreography and more. When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 5 Where: Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Price: $8

Call Mr. Robeson: A Life, With Song

What: A roller coaster journey through actor/singer Paul Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his radical activism caused his downfall. When: 8 p.m. June 5 Where: Pure Theatre, 477 King St. Price: $22

Wednesday Mavis Staples

What: Grammy Award-winning gospel singer When: 7 p.m. Where: Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. Price: $25-75


What: This cabaret-circus features nonstop acrobatics fused with urban dance When: 7 p.m. Where: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Price: $40-75

A Crack in Everything

What: A husband-and-wife team perform choreography set to video projections When: 8 p.m. Where: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Price: $32

Teching in India

What: Mike Daisey’s theatrical journey across the continent of India When: 8 p.m. Where: Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 St. Philip St. Price: $32

Broadway Babies

What: The Charleston Acting Studio’s Musical Theatre Performance Troupe showcase some of Broadway’s best musical numbers from such family-friendly Broadway shows as “Oliver,” “Annie,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “My Fair Lady,” “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” and more. When: 4 p.m. June 6 Where: Charleston Acting Studio, 915 Folly Road, No. E, James Island Price: $11-$13

Spoleto Reunion

What: Yuriy Bekker, David Chernyavsky and Philip Von Maltzan have a long history of making music together: They met while playing together in the Spoleto Festival Orchestra more than a decade ago. And they’re rejoining forces. When: 6 p.m. June 6 Where: City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St. Price: $11

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Today Fiber Art Exhibition

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 the African and the Afro-Atlantic world through cloth. Juried pieces will include art quilts and cloth dolls created through traditional and nontraditional fiber techniques. When: On view through June 10 Where: North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane 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 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.

‘The Sun Always Rises’

What: Artist on Fire presents “Night & Day: The Sun Always Rises,” a 16-day exhibit that is part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

Fifteen artists present works in painting, photography, film, mixed media, sculpture and installation art on the title theme. When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. MondaysSaturdays, 2-6 p.m. Sundays, through June 9; finale reception 6-8 p.m. June 9 Where: Citadel Square Baptist Church, 328 Meeting St. Price: Free More Info: 270-3137 or www.

1271 Folly Road

‘Charleston for Morons’

What: More than 300 years of Lowcountry history in 60 minutes. When: 7 p.m. May 31; 4 p.m. June 2; 3 p.m. June 3 Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meet-

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Summer Concert Series

What: Lucky’s Southern Grill is kicking off its summer concert series June 9 with a fundraiser for the Lowcountry Food Bank. Live music outside with Bubba Bryant. There will be drink and food specials as well as jump castles and other activities for kids. When: 4:30 p.m. June 9 Where: Lucky’s Southern Grill,

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.

Thursday Flatt City

what: Five-piece bluegrass band. Where: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway More Info: 571-4343 or www.

Shrimp City Slim

What: Lowcountry blues quartet does Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise, with food by Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ. When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Carolina Belle, 10 Wharfside St. price: $39.95 More Info: 722-1112 or www.

Scale The Summit, Today I Caught The Plague, Wolf Lord

What: Experimental/metal/progressive/thrash rock bands. When: 6 p.m. May 31 Where: Jimbo’s Rock Lounge, 1662 Savannah Highway Price: $10 More Info: 509-5669

Drink Small

What: Octogenarian “Blues Doctor from Bishopville.” When: 6-8 p.m. May 31 Where: Mad River Bar & Grill, 32 North Market St. Price: $16 More Info: 723-0032

Larry Ford And Co.

What: Piano and saxophone.

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



a What: Karaoke with Bryan. When: 7 p.m. Thursdays Where: Pierpont Pub, 2366 Ash2 ley River Road More Info: 737-0072

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‘Boston Marriage’

What: The Collective Collaborative Players presents Mamet’s Rarely Produced Play, “Boston Marriage.” For Piccolo 2012 under the College of Charleston’s Stelle di Domani Series. When the impending arrival of a young lover threatens their cohabitation, two cantankerous women of high society find their loves thrust into chaos. The cast of this hilarious play stars C of C alum Laura Rikard (best actress, Virginia Film Festival 2011), Laine Satterfield (Richmond Theatre Critics best actress) and Louise Mittelman. When: 8:30 p.m. May 31, 7 p.m. June 1 and 4, 8 p.m. June 2, 5 p.m. June 3, 6:30 p.m. June 5 Where: Chapel Theatre (College of Charleston), 172 Calhoun St. Price: $20; $12 for seniors and students More Info: 866-6611

‘American Imperil’


Actor and tour guide Jamie Froemel will perform the one-man comedy ”A Complete History of Charleston for Morons and Walking Tour,” a humorous look at myths and truths about this historic city, tonight. CLUBS from Page E26

The Larry David Project

What: Acoustic duo plays classic and contemporary rock covers. When: 7-10 p.m. Where: Poe’s Tavern, 2210 Middle St. More Info: 883-0083

Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons

What: Hardcore/reggae/rock band. Where: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway More Info: 571-4343 or www.

Soul Fish Duo

What: Acoustic rock covers. When: 9 p.m. May 24 Where: Trayce’s Too Neighborhood Grille and Pub, 2578 Ashley River Road Price: Free More Info: 556-BEST

Hot Sauce

What: Charlotte-based cover band creating an “extra large bag of popcorn fun and party mad-

ness” with costumes included. Where: Wild Wing Cafe, 7618 Rivers Ave. More Info: 818-9464

Bill Johnson

What: Acoustic/alternative/rock music. When: May 31 Where: Rita’s Seaside Grille, 2 Center St.

Plane Jane

What: 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 Rene Russell

What: Acoustic/alternative singer-songwriter. When: 4-7 p.m. June 1 Where: Morgan Creek Grill, 80 41st Ave. Price: Free

Shrimp City Slim

What: Blues pianist/singer.

What: FrankenMatt is back with an all-new sketch show. It is a two-man comedy team from Los Angeles starring Second City Chicago alums Frank Caeti and Matt Craig. Credits include “Saturday Night Live,” “Key and Peele,” “MADtv,” “Reno 911,” “According to Jim” and “The Office.” When: 8:30 p.m. May 31; 9 p.m. June 1; 7 p.m. June 2 Where: Theatre 99, 280 MeetWhen: 5 p.m. June 1 Where: Mad River Bar & Grille, 32 N. Market St.

John Cusatis

What: Audience-interactive acoustic music. When: 5:30 p.m. June 1 Where: Mueller’s Pub, 630 Skylark Drive

Party At The Point

What: Charleston’s premier happy hour concert series with live music by Will Hoge and Southwood. When: 5:30-9 p.m. June 1 Where: Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road Price: $7

Live Music

What: Live music on the patio every Friday night. When: 6-10 p.m. June 1 Where: Cosaw Creek Crab Shack, 8486 Dorchester Road

Port Authority

What: “Timeless Top 40s” covers. When: 6-9 p.m. June 1 Where: Crowfield Golf & Coun-

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What: founder Glennis McCarthy invites some of her favorite ladies to the stage in a show blending killer performances, interviews, music and a panel discussion inspired by the audience. Past guests of GLOC Live include Kristen Johnston, Julie Klausner, Arden Myrin and more. When: 10 p.m. May 31; 10:30 p.m. June 1 Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Price: $16 More Info: 853-6687 or www.

Friday ‘Mahalia’

What: The Piccolo Spoleto entry “Mahalia: A Gospel Musical” follows the life story of Mahalia Jackson, America’s most famous gospel singer, her poor New Orleans roots and her struggle with acceptance. When: 5 p.m. June 1 and 2; 8 p.m. June 7; 6 p.m. June 10 Where: The Footlight Players, 20 Queen St. Price: $25 adults, $20 students and seniors (with ID) More Info: 866-811-4111 or

Improv Riot

What: Greg Tavares and Brandy Sullivan of The Have Nots! join

try Club, 300 Hamlet Circle Price: Free

Anthony Owens

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

Jazz Duo

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

Ballroom Dance Club

What: Dance lessons followed by a dance party. Private and group lessons also available. When: 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Where: Charleston Ballroom Dance Club, 1632 Ashley Hall Drive Price: $5 members $10 nonmembers More Info: 871-6575 or www.

James Slater Trio What: Live jazz music. When: 7-11 p.m. Fridays

forces with several Theatre 99 veterans for a fun-filled fast-paced evening of improv games. Come loaded with suggestions for the improvisers who will take suggestions and rock out unscripted scenes. When: 7 p.m. June 1 and 8:30 p.m. June 2 Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Price: $16 More Info: 853-6687 or www.

What If? production

What: “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche”: It’s 1956 and the women of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are beginning their annual quiche breakfast. When communists descend upon their idyllic all-American town, panic and sisterhood head into high gear in this completely original work that Time Out Chicago recently deemed, “smart and hysterically funny.” Produced by What If? Productions and directed by What If? artistic director Kyle Barnette. When: 9:30 p.m. June 1-2, 7, 9 Where: Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 Society St. Price: $16 More Info: 853-6687 or www.

Football Camp

What: NFL standout Roddy White’s Keep the Faith Foundation Summer Camp will be held June 12-15 and is open to all youths (boys and girls) ages 7-18. Registration ends June 1. Participants will pick up registration

Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More Info: 724-3815

Hot Jazz Swing Club

What: Intermediate and beginner swing dance lesson, followed by a dance party. When: Intermediate lesson, 7:15 p.m.; Beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; Dance party, 8:45 p.m. Where: Spirit Moves Studio, 445 Savannah Highway Price: $10 More Info: 557-7690 or www.

Shag Night

What: Join the East Cooper Shag Club for a night of music and dancing. When: 7-11 p.m. June 1 Where: Zeus Grill & Seafood, 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. price: No charge, with $10 spent on food or drink, per person. Prior to 6:30 p.m., early bird special of 20% off meal.

Cotton Blue

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

material on June 11. When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 12-15 Where: James Island Charter High School, 1000 Fort Johnson Road Price: Free More Info: 678-805-0060 or

Saturday Sound of Charleston

What: Experience the sounds that define Charleston and its Southern charm — jazz, gospel, Gershwin, Gullah, spirituals, Civil War songs — coming to life in sacred and historic spaces during a 75-minute live concert. When: 3 p.m. June 2 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.

Piccolo Fiction Open

What: Blue Bicycle Books welcomes five great writers to its courtyard for the 2012 Piccolo Fiction Open. This year’s writers are novelist Ryan Graudin, bestselling author Beth Webb Hart, Skirt! Magazine contributing editor Stephanie Hunt, Pushcart Prize-winning author Malinda McCollum, and local author and Blue Bicycle Books owner Jonathan Sanchez. Each writer’s story will begin with the phrase “I ducked into the alley ...” Listeners also will be serenaded with live tunes from

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Johnny Cash Bash

What: Several bands will pay tribute to the legendary country/ folk music singer-songwriter. when: 7 p.m. doors Where: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway Price: $13 advance, $15 day-ofshow more info:

Moonlight Mixer

What: Dust off your dancing shoes for shagging to oldies and beach music provided by DJ Jim Bowers. When: 7-11 p.m. June 1 Where: Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave. Price: $10/$8 CCR Discount ($10 on-site if available) More Info: 795-4386 or www.

Faces For Radio

What: Tyler Ross, guitar; Gerald Gregory, keyboards; Ben Wells, bass; Stuart White, drums. When: 7 p.m and 10 p.m. June 1 Where: 493 King Street - Father

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Lime and the Coconuts. When: 5-7 p.m. June 2 Where: Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St. Price: Free More Info: 722-2666 or www.

Improv Performance

Figaro Hall, 493 King St., Suite 200 Price: $20 advance / $25 dayof-show More Info: 641-0011 or www.

Silent Auction

What: The Charleston chapter of Benevolent, Patriotic Order of Does will have a silent auction and serve appetizers and champagne punch. When: June 2; 6:30-7:30 p.m. viewing, 7:30-8 p.m. bidding Where: Charleston Elks Lodge, 1113 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Price: $5 donation More Info: Ellen Cassano, Auction Chairman, at 729-0847

Upright Citizens Brigade

What: The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company show lasts about 90 minutes and consists of two halves of long-form improv. The TourCo cast is handpicked from among the best improv comedians in New York City and Los Angeles. When: 10:30 p.m. June 2, 8:30 p.m. June 3, 9 p.m. June 4, 10 p.m. June 5, 8:30 p.m. June 6, 10:30 p.m. June 8, 7:30 p.m. June 9 Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Price: $16 More Info: 853-6687 or www.

Sunday One Man ‘Star Wars’

What: A one-hour, high energy, nonstop blast through the first three “Star Wars” films. The catch is, there’s only one cast member. Charles Ross, the writer and solo performer, spent too much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away — adulthood has been similar. Ross plays all the characters, recreates the effects, sings the music, flies the ships and fights both sides of the battles. When: 5 p.m. June 3, 6 p.m. June 4 and 9, 7 p.m. June 5, 7 and 8 Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Price: $16 More Info: 853-6687 or www.

The Shock T’s

What: The Shock T’s is a trio of musical comedians from Chicago who rocked the 2011 and 2012 Charleston Comedy Festival. From original songs to covers and fully improvised numbers, see why The Chicago Reader says, “The Shock T’s are setting the bar too high for the acts to follow.” When: 7 p.m. June 3, 7:30 p.m. June 4, 8 p.m. June 5 Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Price: $16 More Info: 853-6687 or www.

What: Human Fireworks is Charleston’s only group combining abstract movement and sound with inspired scene work. The team creates a hilarious experience that stretches the boundaries of an improv show. Little Miss Codependent asks the audience a couple of questions and then creates tons of characters and scenes. Full Love Throttle is a two-man improv group that starts by taking information from one audience volunteer and then dives headfirst into characters and scenes. When: 7:30 p.m. June 4 Where: Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 Society St. More Info: 853-6687 or www.

Tuesday Dinner With the Elams

What: “It takes a great deal of good chemistry for an improv group to click without it.” Dinner With the Elams has an unfair advantage in that department, as three of the performers are siblings and the other two are marrying into the family. It’s an enticing hook and makes for plenty of ribbing, but it doesn’t devolve into awkward teasing and gross-out humor. When: 7:30 p.m. June 5 Where: Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 Society St. Price: $16 More Info: 853-6687 or www.

Wednesday Chamber Music

What: Chamber Music Charleston presents a lunchtime concert in the lobby of the Colbert Education Center at MUSC. Violinists Andy Bonner and Frances Hsieh, violist Ben Weiss and cellist Timothy O’Malley perform Dvorak’s “American” string quartet along with Scott’s “Powerhouse” and Gade’s “Jealousy.” When: Noon June 6 Where: 171 Ashley Ave. Price: Free More Info: 763-4941 or www.

The Two-Man Movie

What: Neil Casey and Anthony Atamanuik from NYC’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre perform an original improvised movie live on stage. See everything you’d expect from a movie improvised live on stage — dramatic camera angles, tense editing, high-flying action sequences and tender denouement. Never-before-seen movies created from audience suggestions that span every era, every style and every genre. When: 10 p.m. June 6 and 7 Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Price: $16

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He Is Legend

What: Hard/southern/psychedelic rock music. When: 7 p.m.-midnight June 1 Where: Jimbo’s Rock Lounge, 1662 Savannah Highway Price: $10-12 More Info: 509-5669

Davis Coen

What: Memphis-based Americana/roots/blues singer and guitarist. When: 8-11:30 p.m. June 1 Where: Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ, 1205 Ashley River Road Price: $5 More Info: 225-7427


What: Country/alternative/rock music band will play the Party at the Point After-Party. Where: Wild Wing Cafe, 644 Coleman Blvd. More Info: 971-9464

Kurly Wolf

What: Rock/classic rock. When: 9:30 p.m. June 1 Where: Sand Dollar Social Club, 7 Center St. Price: Free

Plane Jane

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

Saturday Lowcountry Blues Club

What: Local blues musicians rotate every Wednesday, showcasing a wide variety of styles and talent. When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 2 Where: Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ, 1205 Ashley River Road More Info: 225-7427

54 Bicycles

what: 6-piece Jam band. Where: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway More Info: 571-4343 or www.

Wanda Johnson & Band

What: Female blues vocalist. When: 6-8 p.m. Where: Mad River Bar & Grille, 32 N. Market St.

Charleston jazz singer Leah Suarez will perform Saturday as part of the 2012 JAC Jazz Series. Price: $11

Justin Mackie

What: Classic covers and Pink Floyd tunes. When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Morgan Creek Grill, 80 41st Ave. Price: Free

Frank Duvall Trio

What: Live jazz music. When: 7 p.m. Saturdays Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More Info: 724-3815

2012 JAC Jazz Series

What: Leah Suarez, voice; Mark Sterbank, saxophone; Charlton Singleton, trumpet; Gerald Gregory, piano; Duda Lucena, guitar and voice; Reggie Sullivan, bass; Gino Castillo, drums. When: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. June 2 Where: 493 King Street - Father Figaro Hall, 493 King St., Suite 200 Price: $20 advanced, $25 dayof-show More Info: 641-0011 or www.

Where: Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub, 160 Church St.

Sound Dogs Band

What: Rock cover band. When: 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. June 2 Where: The Strike Zone at Dorchester Lanes, 10015 Dorchester Road Price: Free

Steve Carroll And The Bograts

What: Traditional Irish folk tunes and tavern favorites. When: 8:30 p.m. every Saturday

Piccolo Spoleto Blues

What: 5-piece modern rock cover band. Where: Wild Wing Cafe, 7618 Rivers Ave. More Info: 818-9464

What: Blues guitarist, Danny Kalb, an original member of the 1960s group, Blues Project, will perform. when: Sunday June 3rd 4-7 p.m. Where: Bowens Island Restaurant, 1868 Bowens Island Road Price: $11-26 More Info: 300-5411 or www.

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Irresponsible Beach Life

What: Party band covers classic hits from the 60s to today. Where: Wild Wing Cafe, 36 N. Market St. More Info: 722-9464

Kurly Wolf

What: Rock/classic rock. When: 9:30 p.m. June 2 Where: Sand Dollar Social Club, 7 Center St. Price: Free

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

a variety of teens and twenties standards. When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More Info: 724-3815

What: Spanish/Flamenco guitar during brunch. When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays Where: Atlanticville Restaurant, 2063 Middle St. More Info: 883-9452 or www.

New South Jazzmen What: A trad jazz band plays

What: Rockabilly/blues/country music. When: 6-10 p.m. every Sunday Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More Info: 724-3815

The Larry David Project

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

Ted McKee & Friends

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

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Matuto Trio

What: Clay Ross, guitar; Rob Curto, accordion; Ze Mauricio, pandeiro. When: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. June 3 Where: 493 King Street - Father Figaro Hall, 493 King St., Suite 200 Price: $20 advance, $25 day-ofshow More Info: 641-0011 or www.

Plane Jane

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

Susie Summers

What: Acoustic/blues/folk rock. When: 8-11:30 p.m. June 4 Where: Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ, 1205 Ashley River Road More Info: 225-7427

Tuesday Open Mike Night

What: Enjoy live music while enjoying a dessert and a beverage. When: Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Where: Bakehouse Charleston, 160 E. Bay St. Price: Free More Info: 577-2180 or www.

James Slater Trio

Monday Plane Jane

What: 7-piece party band covers hip-hop, funk, shag and disco songs and rock and roll favorites from every era. Where: Suede Supper Club, 816 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. more info: 606-2940

Modus Bone

What: Mitch Butler, trombone; Chris Andrews, saxophone; Nick Brewer, keyboard; Reggie Sullivan, bass; Jeremy Roberson, drums. When: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. June 4 Where: 493 King Street, Father Figaro Hall, 493 King St., Suite 200 Price: $20 advance, $25 day-ofshow More Info: 641-0011 or www.

Shrimp City Slim

What: Blues pianist/singer. When: 7 p.m. Mondays Where: Med Bistro, 90 Folly Road Blvd. Price: Free

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What: Live jazz music. When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More Info: 724-3815

The Harrows, Nature Boy Nik

What: Live blues music. When: 6-8 p.m. June 5 Where: Mad River Bar & Grill, 32 North Market St. Price: $11

The Algarythms

What: Jim and Whit Algar play live music on the deck with Thai specials on the menu. When: 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays Where: Atlanticville Restaurant, 2063 Middle St. More Info: 883-9452 www.

Jazz Ensemble

What: Mike Gennaro, trombone; Jon Phillips, tenor saxophone; Bobbie Weidick, alto saxophone; Stephan Berry, trumpet/flugelhorn; John Oden, guitar; John Tecklenberg, piano; Bryan Reed, bass; Dudley Birch, drums. When: 7 p.m. June 5 Where: 493 King Street - Father Figaro Hall, 493 King St., Suite 200

ing St. Price: $16 More Info: 853-6687 or www.

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Sunday, June 10

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Music in the Park

What: This high-energy show is based on audience suggestion, so every show is different. Two audience members will become part of the show. When: 8:30 p.m. June 8 and 9:30 p.m. June 9 Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meet-

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

Price: $20 advance, $25 day-ofshow More Info: 641-0011 or www.

Fire And Ice Karaoke

What: Karaoke with DJ Wild Bill. When: 9 p.m. Tuesdays Where: Wet Willies, 209 E. Bay St. Price: No cover More Info: 826-2193 or www.

New South Jazzmen

What: A trad jazz band that plays a variety of teens and twenties standards. When: 8 p.m. Where: Osteria La Bottiglia, 420 King St.

Flannel Church

What: New Orleans jazzy rhythm & blues and funk music. Where: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway More Info: 571-4343 or www.

Wednesday Green Barn Jam

What: Live music by Les Racquet, Mojo McGee, The Jason Connelly Band and Will Lewis and Friends. When: 6 p.m. June 6 Where: Sewee Outpost, 4853 N Highway 17 Price: $5 donation requested

Ann Caldwell and Larry Ford Trio

What: Live jazz music. when: 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays Where: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. Price: Free More Info: 724-3815

Skye Paige And The Original Recipe

What: Blues music with a mix of country and rock-n-roll. When: 6-8 p.m. June 6 Where: Mad River Bar & Grill, 32 North Market St. Price: $11

Open Mike Night

When: 7-10 p.m. Where: LOCAL Market+Coffee Bar, 1331 Ashley River Road

Thursday, June 7 Latin Jazz Collective

What: David Heywood, flute; Charlton Singelton, trumpet; John Cobb, saxophone; Gerald Gregory, piano; Jake Holwegner, bass; Gino Castillo, percussion; Ron Wiltrout, drums. When: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. June 7 Where: 493 King Street, Father Figaro Hall, 493 King St., Suite 200 Price: $20 advance, $25 day-of More Info: 641-0011 or www.

T-Bird And The Breaks

What: Self-described “chunk music” band from Austin, Texas will play 70’s funk and revivalist soul-inspired music. When: 9 p.m. doors Where: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway Price: $8 advance, $10 day-of More Info: 571-4343 or www.

Cameron & The C-Notes

What: Live jazz in conjunction with the JAC Jazz Series, with Cameron Harder-Handel, trumpet; Mark Sterbank, saxophone; Tommy Gill; piano; Kevin Hamilton, bass; Jeff Handel; percussion; Ron Wiltrout, drumset. When: 7 p.m. June 6 Where: The Mezz, above Sermet’s Downtown, 276 King St. Price: $25

the Town band led by Larry Villa. When: 2 p.m. June 10 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. June 10 Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St.

More games at games.

ACE’s on bridge


Today’s deal saw North produce a slightly aggressive raise to three hearts after his partner’s simple rebid of hearts. The fact that the opponents had not supported spades did suggest that his partner would have length there — which made the action rather less attractive than it might appear. At teams or rubber bridge, when you are vulnerable, the action is not unreasonable, but at pairs it is important in positions of this sort to protect the plus score. When West opted for a passive club lead rather than an aggressive diamond lead, it tipped declarer off to the idea of rejecting the finesse. So South went up with dummy’s club ace and decided to set up the spades in the process of ruffing out the suit.

At trick two he passed the spade nine around to West, who won cheaply and shifted to the trump seven. South won dummy’s king, crossed to hand with the diamond ace, and led out the spade king, covered by the ace and ruffed. At this point, declarer could ruff a club back to hand, draw all the trumps, and give up a spade to the queen. That left him with the master spade eight for his 10th trick. In all, he lost two spades and one diamond. The defenders could have defeated the game with an initial trump lead. And had West led the diamond jack, declarer might well have misguessed the play by taking an early club finesse — which would not have been a success!

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BEETLE BAILEY By Mort, Greg & Brian Walker


JUDGE PARKER By Woody Wilson & Mike Manley

FOR BETTER OR for WORSE By Lynn Johnston

ROSE IS ROSE By Pat Brady & Don Wimmer

MARY WORTH By Joe Giella & Karen Moy


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today’s horoscope ARIES (March 21-April 19): Relax and enjoy the moment. Spending time with someone special or with a group of friends will do you good.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do what you can to help others. A chance to make a difference for a cause you believe in is likely, if you are proactive. Love is highlighted.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may want to take aggressive action with regard to a job, interview or promotion, but consider just doing the best job possible without being splashy.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Refusing to do a poor job or to cut corners will give you an edge. Stick to your game plan, be true to you and keep your standards high.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It will be hard to walk away from something you enjoy. Your personal life is looking good.

LIBRA (Sept. 23Oct. 22): Travel, adventure and new friends will lead to fun. Follow your heart. A change is heading your way.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Emotions will be difficult to control. Don’t let little things bother you to the point that you damage a relationship with someone special.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It’s OK to be nice, but you don’t have to pay for others. When it comes to your financial situation, you must protect your assets. Collect old debts.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll attract attention. The more involved you are in an interest you have, the broader your circle of friends will become. Make sure you don’t exclude anyone. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t miss an opportunity. Jump at any chance to mingle with people who share your interests or have similar goals. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Everything is looking up. Money is heading your way. Reunite with people from your past. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Do your best, but don’t relent to someone trying to control you. Take one step at a time and back away from any aggressor.

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Piccolo puzzlers

Marriage not in cards for widower, woman


EAR ABBY: I am a 70-year-old widower with three grown children. My girlfriend is 53. s the 2012 season of Spoleto We dated for several Festival USA continues, our months before she moved in trivia focus turns to the comwith me. I thought maybe panion festival: Piccolo Spoleto. with her living here I might Highlighting many local artists fall in love with her. It has and musicians as well as cheaper not, and will not, happen. priced options, Piccolo events inI hate to break her heart, clude the always popular Seed & but I know now that I will Feed Marching Abominable from never ask her to marry me. Atlanta, free performances in MariI intend to remain single for on Square and a Craft Fair in Wragg the rest of my life. Square, just to name a few (there How do I bring closure to are more than 700 events this year). this relationship? What are Find the full schedule at www.picthe words? I’m lost because this is a first for me. I was Our current champion, Stacey Akmarried for 40 years, and I File just do not wish to be markerman, is working on extending The man behind “Porgy and Bess” — the Broadway premiere in 1969 is her Head2Head streak, facing off ried again. — IN A BIND IN depicted here — is the answer to one of this week’s questions. against this week’s new opponent, TEXAS Matt Gilmore, who’s in town for DEAR IN A BIND: HavSpoleto. ing the woman move in with you “hoping” you QUESTIONS would fall in love with her 1. Name the organization that runs Piccolo Spoleto. was a huge mistake and 2. What year was Piccolo Spoleto launched? one you should not repeat. 3. In the American Film Series at the Charleston PubWhen you say what you lic Library, what author wrote the book that “Shawneed to say, have plenty of shank Redemption” is based? tissue handy and expect her 4. Where in Charleston is the Piccolo Spoleto festival to be tearful and angry. STACEY’S ANSWERS MATT’S ANSWERS stage located? Start by saying, “We need 1. I believe it’s the Office 1. OK, I’m a tourist here so to talk.” Tell her she has 5. Carol Ezell-Gilson, the artist of this year’s Spotlight of Cultural Affairs. you gotta go easy on me. Is done nothing wrong, and Series Concert poster, has an exhibit at the Dock 2. 1978 it the city? Street Theatre showcasing (fill in the blank) from it is not a failure on her 3. Wasn’t it Stephen King? 2. 1980 different houses of worship on the Charleston part, but you realize that 4. Marion Square 3. All right, one I know. peninsula. you do not wish to remarry. 5. Altars maybe? I really Stephen King. 6. The Southern Artists Celebratory Series features Explain that feeling as don’t know. 4. The big square downa different Southern writer each year during Spoleto. you do, it would be best if 6. DuBose Heyward of town. It’s Marion, right? Who is this year’s featured author? she moved. Offer to help “Porgy and Bess” fame. 5. No clue, but I’ll say 7. Where is “Charleston’s Home for Improv her find a place if she has 7. (Laughs) Theatre 99. sculpture. Comedy?” nowhere to go. You will be 8. C of C 6. Pat Conroy 8. Piccolo’s Young Artist Series highlights musicians doing both of you a favor by 9. Huh, I’m not sure. The 7. Maybe get back to me from where? being upfront now. Gibbes? in a couple days. 9. What local organization has a popular “brown DEAR ABBY: I am a young 10. Ahh ... I don’t know so 8. Students at the college. recently married woman. bag” series during Spoleto? I’m guessing ... semicolon. I’m guessing. 10. The official 2012 Piccolo Spoleto poster by artMy husband and I are at the 9. Surveys says ... the ist Linda Elksnin looks like an image of what type of point where we’re thinklibrary! punctuation? ing about having kids. My 10. We’ll go with the excla- brother married a close mation point. friend of mine not long after my wedding. My sister-inlaw has a medical condition that may prevent her from CONCLUSION CORRECT ANSWERS having children. I am very close to my Despite the obvious handicap of not being a lo1. City of Charleston 6. DuBose Heyward brother and his wife, and I cal, Matt held his own against Stacey, who once Office of Cultural Affairs 7. Theatre 99 can see the writing on the again came out on top. She’ll be back again next 2. 1979 8. College of Charleston wall. She brought up surweek to defend her Head2Head title. In the mean3. Stephen King 9. Charleston Ballet rogacy once in passing as time, check out 4. Marion Square Theatre a possible alternative if she Spoleto for the latest festival news. 5. Stained-glass windows 10. An exclamation point can’t have kids. If I’m asked to be the surrogate, what advice do you

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have? I would be more than willing to consider it, but only after my husband and I have had our own children. Would it be selfish of me to also expect some compensation for my time and the toll it will take on my body? I want to be ready if and when I’m asked. What would be the best way to explain my reasoning to her? — BACKUP MOM IN THE NORTHWEST DEAR BACKUP MOM: You are asking good questions. You should explain your thinking to your sister-in-law as you have addressed them in your letter. It would be wise to consult an attorney who specializes in adoption/surrogacy to learn about the laws and procedures in your state. DEAR ABBY: I am an adult male with a longtime problem. Whether it’s a sad or happy occasion, I start crying, sometimes sobbing. I try to avoid any situation that may cause this. I am at a new point in my life where I can no longer avoid these situations. People think it’s not normal. Please don’t suggest I live with it. Is there a magic pill to control this? — BIG CRYBABY IN BROOKLYN, N.Y. DEAR CRYBABY: There is no pill that can help you control those emotions that I know of. And because it is causing you problems, I do not recommend you “live with it.” I do think, however, that if you discuss with a therapist what it is about sad and happy occasions that causes such an extreme reaction that you could get quickly to the bottom of it and learn to better control those emotions.

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