Halsey Member Meet-up: Meet the New Dean and New Director
Join the College of Charleston’s Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Thursday, Wednesday, June 23 at 5 p.m. for a happy hour Member Meet-up over Zoom, featuring the new Dean of the College of Charleston’s School of the Arts, Dr. Edward Hart, and the Halsey Institute’s new director, Katie Hirsch. Hart succeeds Dean Valerie Morris, who served as the School of the Arts dean from 1998-2020. Hirsch takes the helm of director following the December 2020 retirement of Mark Sloan, who had served as Chief Curator and Director since 1994. The new leaders will share their vision for the future of these two important cultural institutions in Charleston. This event is open to all levels of Halsey Institute membership; RSVP to halseyRSVP@cofc.edu. Join or renew your membership at halsey.cofc.edu.
Glow Lyric Theatre 2021 Festival Season
This August, Glow promises to reflect on all that we’ve been through and celebrate all that lies ahead. We’ll bring you a compact, safe and innovative season that provides everything you’ve come to expect from Glow: thought-provoking, relevant and beautifully conceived productions of musical theatre and opera with exceptional performers and live musicians.
Rock Opera (August 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29)
Rebellious. Revolutionary. Relevant: A fusion of rock, musical theatre & opera.
Passione (August 25 & 28)
Elegant. Intimate. Uplifting: Your favorite love duets & arias sung by two international opera superstars.
The Jenna & Christian Show (August 26 & 29)
Personal. Humorous. Heart-warming: A special once in a lifetime concert featuring Glow co-founders Jenna & Christian Elser.
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.
Aunt Pearlie Sue Performs at the Newberry Opera House
Newberry Arts Center and CREATE Newberry, Inc. present master storyteller, educator, and performer, Ms. Anita “Aunt Pearlie Sue” Singleton-Prather, June 23rd at 12:30 p.m. at the Newberry Opera House. Through her character Aunt Pearlie Sue, she will entertain and educate about Gullah culture on the coast of South Carolina. Inspired by her grandmother’s heritage, Ms. Singleton-Prather has performed in character at the White House and at the Beaufort Gullah Festival, and she has appeared on numerous SCETV educational documentaries. Additionally, she wrote and co-produced Tales from the Land of Gullah and Circle Unbroken: Gullah Journey from Africa to America, broadcast nationwide on PBS. Her performance is made possible by the non-profit organization CREATE Newberry, Inc. and a grant received from SouthArts.
“Lizzie Borden, took an axe…or did she?” – a Chautauqua Virtual Event
Greenville Chautauqua and Spartanburg County Libraries present "Lizzie Borden, took an axe…or did she?," a Chautauqua virtual event featuring audience Q & A. Join award-winning actress Leslie Goddard as she performs as Lizzie Borden, accused of the brutal hatchet murder of her father and stepmother in 1892. Hear Lizzie’s story come alive as she talks about her life growing up in Fall River, Massachusetts, her estrangement from her stepmother, and her troubled relationship with her father. Was Lizzie a desperate and unsettled daughter who resorted to murder... or an innocent woman who could never escape the trauma that destroyed her life? Leslie Goddard has previously performed for Greenville Chautauqua as Jackie Kennedy, the Hamilton Women, Clara Barton, Alice Paul and Bette Davis. The event is free, but registration is required.
Virtual Chautauqua: Food Fads – 1940s Through the 1960s
Remember Jell-O salads and cheese sprayed out of a can? When every pantry held Velveeta and all the kids wanted to drink Tang like the astronauts? Greenville Chautauqua and Spartanburg County Libraries present Food Fads - 1940s Through the 1960s, a Chautauqua virtual event featuring audience Q & A. Join historian and author Leslie Goddard for a nostalgic look at the food innovations and marketing approaches that transformed how we ate at midcentury. Using classic cookbooks, advertisements, and family magazines, explore how society and technology shaped American food from the 1940’s through the 1960s. Leslie Goddard has previously performed for Greenville Chautauqua as Jackie Kennedy, the Hamilton Women, Clara Barton, Alice Paul and Bette Davis. The event is free, but registration is required.
America’s Sweet Candy History, a Chautauqua Virtual Event
Greenville Chautauqua and Spartanburg County Libraries present America’s Sweet Candy History, a Chautauqua virtual event featuring audience Q & A. Dive into the history of America’s favorite candies with historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. author of “Chicago’s Sweet Candy History.” From early treats like licorice roots and maple sugar candy through modern Baby Ruths and Hershey bars, explore the companies and brands that have become American icons. Leslie has performed for Greenville Chautauqua as Jackie Kennedy, the Hamilton Women, Clara Barton, Alice Paul and Bette Davis. Free, but registration is required. After the event, all who registered will receive an email with a link to the presentation, available for two weeks only.
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
The time is 1959, in a smoky bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, sometimes humorous, reminiscences that project a riveting portrait of this unforgettable music icon. Over the course of the evening, the audience gets a firsthand account of Billie’s life, her music, and the battles she’s fought throughout her career. This show is a powerful piece that will stay with you long after you’ve left the theater.
Note: Those with tickets to the original January run of the show can redeem them for the new dates. Remaining Season 35 Flex Passes will also be honored.
There’s a Burglar in My Bed
Swamp Fox Players presents "There's a Burglar in My Bed" at the Strand Theater, 710 Front Street, Georgetown, SC. May 13-16 & 20-23. Starring Joe Ford, Ariane Lieberman, Robin Hearl, Julia Hooks, Robbie O'Donnell, Lee Padgett and Alice Phillips. Directed by Inge Ebert. Tickets $18.
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.