My Charleston Week: July 23-29
Monday, July 23, 2012
Shark, Rattle and Roll
Are you ready for Shark Week? The South Carolina Aquarium is kicking things off Friday with Shark, Rattle and Roll. From 7:30-11 p.m., watch several local bands perform in a waterfront concert on the Riverside Terrace. A DJ will be rocking things inside. And some favorite local restaurants will be serving up nibbles. A cash bar, including drink specials, will be available. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door; members can attend for $20. All proceeds will go towards the care of the animals at the aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. For more info, call 577-3474. For more on Shark Week programs, check out scaquarium.org/SharkWeek.
From 5-8 p.m. today, historic downtown Summerville is throwing one heck of a street party. Hutchinson Square will house the live entertainment. (Other musicians will be scattered about the area, as well.) And Short Central becomes a street fair as Art Central Gallery sponsors the Art Walk with booths of artists and artisans selling their crafts and artworks. 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.
From Storybrook Village to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, “Super WHY!” is in town for its first-ever live show. Inspired by the top-rated PBS series, this live-action adventure is all about audience participation, singing, dancing and following your dreams. “Super WHY Live: You’ve Got the Power!” will be performed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $29-$39 and required for ages 2 and over. They are available at the Coliseum Advance Ticket Office, Ticketmaster outlets (including select Publix stores), by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. For more information, go to northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com or www.SuperWhyLive.com.
An Evening with Kem
Self-taught musician Kem has beaten the odds, fighting his way through his darkest days with music. The R&B singer-songwriter-producer was in and out of drug rehab and shelters before hitting bottom and clean ing up his act. He waited tables and sang at any gig he could before independently releasing his first CD in 2002, which piqued the interest of Universal Motown. Kem now can boast to winning a Billboard Music Award for Top Adult R&B Single of the Year and netting nominations for two Grammy Awards (Best R&B Male Performance and Best R&B Song for “Why Would You Stay”). Kem will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. Ticket prices range from $49.50-$69.50. For info, go tonorthcharlestoncoliseumpac.com.
After detouring into rum last week, Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, returns to its regularly scheduled Wednesday Wine Strolls. From 6:30-8 p.m., sampling old and new world wine vintages as you stroll through “America’s oldest landscaped gardens.” Tickets are $15, $10 for foundation members. For more information, call 266-7477 or go to www.middletonplace.org.