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Art Party 2018 | Juried Competition

Art Party 2018 seeks entries for an art competition & exhibition. This mini art festival is an opportunity to showcase and sell artwork in Old Town, Rock Hill. Selected entries will be included in the exhibition at one of the local Old Town businesses November 1 - 17. Winners of the Juried Competition are selected by a jury panel of art professionals. Prizes will be awarded for 1st ($1500), 2nd ($1000) & 3rd ($500) place. Sponsored by Friday Arts Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. Entry fee: $30. Deadline: October 1.

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A Little Night Music

Set in the turn-of-the-century Sweden and directed by Monica Bell, associate professor of Coastal Carolina University's Department of Theatre, A Little Night Music is a musical celebration of love. Featuring a gorgeous score infused with humor, warmth and the flavor of the waltz. Stephen Sondheim's most popular work is ripe with possibilities and passion. Sondheim's most stunning melodies including "The Glamorous Life," "A Weekend in the Country," and "Send in the Clowns." Admission is $25. Presented by the Department of Theatre October 18 - 27 in the Wheelwright Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University.

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Harvest Festival

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department presents Harvest Festival October 20 from 4 - 7 p.m. in the Olde Village area on East Montague Avenue. Enjoy a kid’s zone with games, crafts, face painting, interactive drumming, and inflatables; an artist market featuring local makers; a pop-up pumpkin patch where you can buy and decorate your gourd on-site; trick-or-treating on the street with free treat bags for kids 12 & under (4:00-6:00pm while supplies last); costume contests for children, adults, and pets (line-up at 5:45pm, start at 6:00pm); and live music by The Spazmatics and Lindsay Holler. Co-sponsored by North Charleston Olde Village merchants, Park Pets, and the City of North Charleston. Rain or shine. Free.

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Creative Arts Workshop — Wire Wrapped Jewelry Making with Sherrie Nesbitt

Local, award-winning artist Sherrie Nesbitt leads a hands-on lesson in jewelry making October 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Olde Village Community Building in North Charleston. Adult participants will learn basic wire wrapping jewelry techniques to create their own pair of Egyptian coil earrings. No experience is necessary. Materials provided. Fee: $15. Registration opens on October 1 and closes at 5:00 pm October 25. Call 843-740-5854 or visit http://bit.ly/NChasArtsTix to register online (service fee applies).

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North Charleston Farmers Market Concerts

The North Charleston Farmers Market takes place every Thursday through October 25 at the Felix C. Davis Community Center. The market offers fresh, locally grown produce, and features food trucks, art & craft vendors, specialty foods, kid’s activities, and live music. John Sherrill will perform classic covers with guitar and stomp box October 4. Popular acoustic covers by Chris Dodson on October 11 and originals and covers by indie/alt-country singer-songwriter Lindsay Holler on October 18. The Red Cedar Review closes out the 2018 market season with a blend of folk-country blues and bluegrass on October 25. Free Admission/Free Parking.

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North Charleston City Gallery Exhibits — W.A.M. (Women. Artist. Mentors.)

W.A.M (Women. Artist. Mentors) is a group of five female artists composed of Helen Beacham, Maria Bennett Hock, Kim Minichiello, Debra Keirce, and Carrie Waller. This international artist group develops their practices in different ways and comes together to form a strong and supportive collective. Their exhibition, 5 Lifetimes of Discovery, will focus on their discovery and cumulative experiences as artists living around the world. On view October 3 - 31 at the North Charleston City Gallery. Free admission and parking.

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Historical Flutes with Michael Lynn at the Carolina Music Museum

Oberlin Conservatory’s professor of historical flutes and recorder Michael Lynn presents a masterclass and lecture demonstration on the history of the flute, using his personal collection of original instruments. Audience members will even be able to try the instruments. This event takes place October 6 at the Carolina Music Museum in Greenville. Just 50 seats available - call 864-520-8807 for tickets.

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Music Faculty Recital

The South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University presents its ninth annual music faculty recital, a showcase of the faculty in the Anderson University music department. The recital will feature a variety of musical genres, anywhere from classical to contemporary commercial styles. The recital will be performed in Henderson Auditorium of the Rainey Fine Arts Center September 27th at 7:30 p.m., and a reception will follow in the Gallant Art Gallery of Henderson Lobby. Free.

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Take Ten – A Decade of Jazz – Charleston Jazz 10th Anniversary Gala and Concert

Charleston Jazz commemorates a decade of jazz during the 10th Anniversary Gala and Concert Event November 3 at Memminger Auditorium. The Charleston Jazz Orchestra will perform the Top 10 Hits from the 10 Years in a special 90-minute concert. The evening includes live and silent auctions and a raffle. Proceeds from the event directly support the Charleston Jazz Academy and the Jazz Performance Fund.

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A Bite of China: Celebrating the Chinese New Year

Coastal Carolina University presents A Bite of China: Celebrating the Chinese New Year October 16 at the Coastal Theater at Lib Jackson Student Union on the main campus in Conway.This Chinese documentary television series (2016) explores the history, culture and significance of traditional dishes served on Chinese New Year. The film will be shown in Mandarin with English subtitles. Following the screening, Xinyi Tan, assistant professor in CCU's Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, will lead a discussion on Chinese culinary traditions as well as relationships between people and food, including how these relationships both reflect and shape culture. Free.