The Guild of the Greenville Symphony presents Carnivale March 9 from 7 - 9 p.m. at Zen. This fundraiser features raffle prizes, heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, dancing and live entertainment, including an aerial dancer, juggler, and magicians. Dress is cocktail attire; attendees must be at least 21. Proceeds will benefit the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and support its community outreach, as well as its spectacular music.
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
Trustus Theatre presents 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche March 8 - 17 at Reformation Lutheran Church in Columbia. It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town? Directed by Robin Gottlieb.
The Power Company Collaborative’s Singing Wall and prototypes
The Power Company Collaborative, a collective of contemporary dance artists in Columbia, is exhibiting multiple prototypes of Singing Wall, which they will present at the Prague Quadrennial 2019, an international festival of performance and design in Prague. Based on interactive engagement with the community, PoCoCo’s Singing Wall aims to construct a designed system of human relationships, as an experimental alternative to the much-debated proposed wall on the southern U.S. border. Motivated by their mission of empowerment for all people, PoCoCo seeks to cultivate connectivity, rather than create barriers between people. For a full schedule of times and locations of the prototypes & interactive movement sessions go to thepowercompanycollaborative.org.
Chamber Music Southeast: Phillip Bush & Friends
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will host the second concert of the 2018-2019 Chamber Music Season with an afternoon of Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens, and Tchaikovsky February 17 at 3 p.m. The trio features pianist Phillip Bush, Calin Lupanu, violin and Theodore Harvey, cello. A catered reception will follow the concert in the Bassett Gallery, which is currently showing Random & Recurring by Catherine Coulter Lloyd and Sam Compton. The concert is sponsored by BlueCrossBlueShield of South Carolina, Van Horn Insurance Agency, and Jim and Louise Burns.
Introduction to Wet Felting with Angela Turner of the Felting Farm
City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department offers Introduction to Wet Felting with Angela Turner of the Felting Farm March 2 at the Olde Village Community Building. This is a basic felting class for students with little to no experience or knowledge of wet felting. Students will create an original 12”x12” piece of felted fabric to transform into a small purse/bag, wall hanging, eyeglass case, coaster, etc. Topics will include a brief history of wool and its use in felting, how felting occurs, and the felting process using the wet felting technique. Instructor demonstration and hands on assistance will provide students with a small felted sampler to take home. This class is open to teens and adults. All materials are provided; however, students may want to bring an apron & towel.
Creative Arts Workshop — Make an Artist’s Book–An Introduction to Journal Practice
City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department offers a Creative Arts Workshop: Make an Artist's Book -- An Introduction to Journal Practice March 23 from 10 a.m. - noon at the Olde Village Community Building. Local artist Kit Loney will guide participants in making sketchbooks, share a variety of art journal practices and artist journals, and will demonstrate pamphlet stitch, a basic bookmaking technique. Participants will use paste, paint, and collage to design the covers of their journal, so old clothes or an apron recommended. Materials are provided. Optional: Bring any special, interesting papers you may wish to use for collage purposes, and/or your favorite pair of scissors. Fee: $15. Registration opens on March 1 and closes March 21.
North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit — Dana Kotler & O. Gustovo Plascencia
North Charleston City Gallery presents works by Dana Kotler & O. Gustovo Plascencia March 1 - 29. Kotler, of New York, will display a selection of small oil paintings and large scale mixed media paintings in Excavation Sites. Kotler’s paintings are massive excavations into the “world of living things and irreconcilable spaces,” intricate scenes of daily life that mix elements of still life compositions, figurative imagery, textured layers, and swaths of abstraction. Plascencia, of Memphis, TN, will present Constellate, an archive of framed archival pigment prints of mostly soil and foliage. The series blends traditional and alternative photographic techniques. The resulting images are abstract contemplations on the narratives of the Earth’s natural history.
The Steve Watson Trio with Jamey Wright at the Carolina Music Museum
Greenville native Steve Watson and his trio (Greg Alewine on base, Brendan Williamson on piano, with vocals by Jamey Wright) will fill the Carolina Music Museum with jazz from the great American Songbook April 26 at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited.
A Past That Won’t Rest: Images of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
An exhibition of 50 historic photographs by photographer Jim Lucas—A Past That Won’t Rest: Images of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi—will be on display February 26 through March 17 at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts Gallery. The black & white photographs depict iconic events of the civil rights movement, taken by the late Jim Lucas between 1964 and 1968. These beautifully shot and meticulously restored images capture the courage and persistence of those who organized to overcome oppression. An opening reception and book signing will be held February 28 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
J. Michael King & Freddie Vanderford
J. Michael King will play the Piedmont Blues on his talking guitar and mouth harp virtuoso Freddie Vanderford will play his signature tunes on the harmonica at the Carolina Music Museum in Greenville April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Both musicians received the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award for their contributions to traditional music in South Carolina.