Artist Mentors Needed at Galaxy 169
Galaxy 169 is looking to recruit interested, intrinsically motivated, and committed artists with a desire to help cultivate a group of young people. Galaxy 169 is a training and development center established in Fairfax, SC (Allendale County). The center's purpose is to provide a safe and conducive space for the wholistic development of youth. If you are an artist and would like to assist with mentoring, teaching networking skills, helping create opportunities, honing artistic talent, and showcasing different ways to be an artist, please apply by June 30.
2021 North Charleston Arts Fest
The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department proudly presents the 2021 North Charleston Arts Fest. This annual event highlights regional and local artists and performers in the areas of dance, theatre, music, literature, and visual art. For more than 38 years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting residents and visitors to experience a variety of free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in multiple venues, including libraries, community centers, businesses, and parks. Enjoy concerts, theatre presentations, dance performances, virtual programs, workshops and demonstrations, exhibitions, and more.
The Koger Center Live on Lincoln
“The Koger Center Live on Lincoln” presented by LS3P will once again invite patrons of the arts to Lincoln Street in the Vista for a unique, socially-distant performance experience in support of Midlands arts and cultural organizations. This outdoor event will feature an evening of renowned local entertainment and dinner provided by Blue Marlin served to tables distanced throughout the cobblestones of Lincoln Street. Proceeds raised from “Live on Lincoln” will directly support the participating organizations to provide critical support for local artists as they continue to navigate the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the cultural industry.
Beatles the Ballet
Columbia City Ballet will bring back one of their hit performances on April 17th at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Featuring songs like “Here Comes the Sun,” “Let it Be,” “Blackbird,” and “Hey Jude,” Beatles the Ballet blends classic music with modern dance and multi-media art forms.
Columbia City Ballet’s Cinderella
For the first time in over five years, Columbia City Ballet will perform Cinderella at the Koger Center March 26th at 7:30 p.m. and March 27th at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The 2019-2020 season was unfortunately cut short because of the initial COVID-19 lockdown measures, days before this production was scheduled to open.
11th Annual Dancing with The ARK’s Stars
The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, will host the 11th annual Dancing with The ARK’s Stars fundraiser, May 15 at 7 p.m. The event, which pairs local personalities with professional dancers, will take place at Lowcountry Conference Center Summerville Hilton. Tickets are $70 in advance and $80 at the door. The evening includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and a silent auction. Cocktail attire is requested. Proceeds support the many programs of The ARK as it provides essential services for families with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, including respite care, support groups, and caregiver consultation and education.
The Patti O’Furniture Drag Spectacular: St. Patti’s Day in Hollywood
Charleston Music Hall presents The Patti O'Furniture Drag Spectacular: St. Patti's Day in Hollywood, featuring celebrity illusions by Versage, Jamie Monroe, Kristin Collins, Emory Starr, and Symone N. O'Bishop. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
- Reduced capacity and implemented social distancing
- Face masks are required at all times
- Seating is pre-assigned and sold in groups of two and four
Grand Jeté 2021 – Virtual Student Ballet Competition
During Grand Jeté, presented by the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, ballet students ages 10-19 compete for cash prizes, participate in ballet and modern master classes, and have the opportunity to be recruited by some of the nation's top dance programs. This is one of the only events in South Carolina where high school juniors and seniors can share their dance talents with so many recruiters in one place. SC dance teachers can also participate in workshops on beginning, intermediate and advanced ballet and modern dance led by industry professionals. All events during Grand Jeté weekend will be held virtually on Friday, March 19 through Sunday, March 21, 2021. Non-competitors are welcome to participate in master classes or webinars. Please visit SCGSAH.org/grand-jete for details.
Off the Wall and Onto The Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green
CCB embraces Gullah culture with William Starrett’s original repertoire, "Off the Wall and Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green." The ballet, conceived and choreographed by Starrett, was created in 2005 as a tribute to the world-renowned award-winning artist Jonathan Green, known for his vibrantly colorful art depicting Gullah life in South Carolina’s Lowcountry coast. When describing the inspiration for his art, Green says, “While the southern soul is often portrayed as angst or peace, the southern spirit is filled with creative healing energy, always evolving and growing in its creativity and adaptability. While there are pains in life and survival, I view the South today as appropriating the best of its cross-cultural heritage constructing a new sense of place and an enhanced sense of purpose.”
Columbia City Ballet’s Nutcracker
William Starrett and Columbia City Ballet are bringing holiday magic to Columbia this November with their 60th-anniversary professional socially-distant production of The Nutcracker, created by Executive and Artistic Director William Starrett for the stage of the Koger Center for the Arts, with eight performances over two weekends: December 12-13 and December 19-20.