My Charleston Week: July 16-22
Monday, July 16, 2012
Charleston Summer Classic II
If you missed out on Part 1 of the Summer Classic (it ended Sunday), you’re in luck as the second round begins Tuesday. This hunter-jumper horse show hosted by the Classic Company is celebrating its 20th anniversary at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, 2662 Mullet Hall Road on Johns Island. The event is open to spectators. Events are going on throughout the day, and you can find out more details at www.classiccompany.com or by calling 768-5503.
From 5 to 8 p.m. today, historic downtown Summerville is throwing one heck of a street party. Hutchinson Square will house the live entertainment (though other musicians will be scattered about) while Short Central becomes a street fair as Art Central Gallery sponsors Art Walk with booths of artists and artisans selling their crafts and artwork. Restaurants and shops will be open late and will offer special deals to attendees. Third Thursday is free and open to the public and happens rain or shine. For more information, call 821-7260 or go to www.summervilledream.org.
Movie at Mt. Pleasant Pier
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie, Animal and the crew are back in action and back on the big screen. Showing Friday at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, off Harry M. Hallman Jr. Boulevard, “The Muppets” is the July free family film presented by Charleston County Parks and Recreation and the town of Mount Pleasant. Guests are invited to bring chairs or blankets and spread out on the park’s Great Lawn to enjoy the movie on the giant inflatable screen. The film rolls at sundown (about 7:45 p.m.). Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at the Riverwatch Cafe, and on-site vendors will sell kettle corn, hot dogs, funnel cakes, Italian ice and beverages. For more info, go to www.ccprc.com/movies or call 795-4386.
‘Let the Good Times Roll’
The name says it all. This musical variety show will run Friday-Sunday at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Put on by Brad and Jennifer Moranz, the producers of the Charleston Christmas Special, expect to hear songs by such artists as Garth Brooks, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Bruce Springstein, Buddy Holly, Gladys Knight, Elvis and more. The show features singers from Broadway, television and Las Vegas, along with Charleston’s own Quiana Parler and Tiffany Parker. They will be backed up by a live orchestra and a chorus of dancers. The show will be performed four times; for dates and times, go to BradAndJenniferMoranz.com. Tickets range in price from $16-$34 and can be purchased at etix.com, by calling 1-800-514-3849 or at the door.
Timbre and Mechanical River
Awendaw Green is venturing into the city for a night at The Sanctuary at the Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. On Saturday, Nashville-based artist Timbre will perform her harp-based folk rock along with Mechanical River, a new project of Charleston native Joel T. Hamilton. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are: $10, $7 for students. For more on the event, check out the event page on Facebook.
Enjoy a little bit of the islands, minus the time and expense. From 8-11 p.m. Saturday, James Island County Park, off Riverland Drive, will be transformed as Mystic Vibrations performs “traditional old school roots reggae with a new-school attitude” and vendors will have available for purchase Caribbean-style dishes, pizza and other festival food. Crafters and other vendors will be on site. Gates open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. Bring your chair or blanket as seating isn’t provided. Tickets are $8, Gold Pass holders and kids under 12 get in free; can be purchased at the gate. For more information, go to www.ccprc.com/reggae or call 795-4386.