My Charleston Weekend: Aug. 9-15
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Funny man Jim Gaffigan will have you rolling in the aisles Thursday when “The America Tour” comes to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. With numerous appearances on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” and the “Late Show With David Letterman,” along with nominations for a Broadband Emmy and a Webby Award, this man is sure to entertain. The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets range from $39.75-$49.75. Find out more at www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com.
Hampden Clothing hosts New York designers Timo Weiland and Lizzie Fortunato at this special event. From 6-9 tonight, meet the designers and view their work as you sip on La Bubbly champagne and beer from Westbrook Brewing. DJ Jazz will provide the beats while the Roti Rolls food truck provides the eats. Hampden Clothing is at 314 King St. Check out hampdenclothing.com.
Second Sunday on King
Pedestrians will take to the streets for the monthly Second Sunday on King Street. With a living window, book signings, artists painting in the streets, vehicle displays, live music performances and more, there’s sure to be something for everyone. This pedestrian-only event runs from 1-5 p.m. Find out more at www.2ndsunday onkingstreet.com.
‘Military Wife-Military Life: How Did We Get From This to This?’
Open to the public, this free program explores the history of Fort Moultrie from a woman’s perspective. Presented 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center, 1214 Middle St., on Sullivan’s Island, the program will identify and showcase fashion worn from the American Revolution through World War II. Along with park staff, members of the Carolina Ladies Aid Society, Colonial Ladies Society and the Ladies Living History Association of Charleston will model the clothing from eight historical periods. For more information, check outwww.nps.gov/fosu or call 883-3123.
On Friday, head out to the Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave., for an evening of dancing to the oldies. DJ Jim Bowers of 1340 The Boardwalk will provide the tunes; it’s up to you to come with your dancing shoes. Beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10, $8 for Charleston County residents, and advance ticket purchase is recommended. Enjoy the ocean breeze and the music it carries from 7-11 p.m. Friday. Go to www.ccprc.com or call 795-4386 for more info.
Flip Flops Concert
The Charleston County School of the Arts High School Band will present its benefit concert at 7 tonight at the Rose Maree Myers Theatre, 5109 W. Enterprise St., in North Charleston. The concert is free with a donation of a pair of flip-flops (preferably black) for the local charity Operation Flip Flops. The charity, started by a parent of a soldier, sends footwear to injured troops in Afghanistan. The performance will include patriotic standards, ensembles featuring jazz, woodwind and percussion musicians. Free refreshments will follow the concert. For more information, call 529-4990. For information on Operation Flip Flops, check out www.facebook.com/OperationFlipFlops.
‘The Tale of Snow White’
This ballet performance of the classic tale of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be presented by the Mount Pleasant Performing Arts Company. Showing at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, watch this German fairy tale come to life at the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For more information on this family-friendly performance, call 971-7880 or go to www.mpspa.com.
Brandi Carlile and Andy Hull
Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull is in Charleston on Thursday in support of his solo project, “Right Away, Great Captain!” A trilogy of albums, “The Bitter End,” “The Eventually Home” and “The Church of the Good Thief” tell the story of a sailor who, upon discovering his wife cheating on him with his brother, runs away to sea and gradually descends into a vengeful rage. Hull also will be supporting singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, who is touring in support of her latest album, “Bear Creek,” which is described as a “stripped-back, honest and timeless record.” This year has been good to Carlile, who’s tour has included stops at famous venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater and Wolf Trap. The doors to the Music Farm, 32 Ann St., will open at 7 p.m. Thursday with the show set to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $26. For more info, call 577-6989 or go to www.musicfarm.com.
Call of the Wild
This Family Fun Event at the Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., is all about going wild. Enjoy a special presentation by the Center for Birds of Prey and partake in crafts, including decorating a pair of binoculars to search for animals in the Natural History gallery. This event will take place 10 a.m.-noon Saturday and is free with the price of admission ($10, $5 for kid, ages 3 and under get in free). Find out more by calling 722-2996 or going towww.charlestonmuseum.org.
Swinging to the Oldies
Relive the memories of the good ol’ days as Mike Larsen’s Classic Memories Band regales you with tunes from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. Enjoy big band, swing, Latin, Waltzes, oldies rock and more 6:30-8:30 tonight at the Lowcountry Senior Center, 865 Riverland Drive. The price to attend is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Call 762-9555 for more info.