My Charleston Week: Oct. 8-14
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Despite some recent health issues, Gregg Allman told Charleston Scene recently that he’s feeling better than ever and has been keeping busy with writing and recording. Given that, his show Tuesday at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center should be top notch. Add to Allman’s creative streak being joined on stage by original Allman Brothers band member Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson, who is bringing his Jasssz Band, and this show just keeps getting better and better. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show range from $29.50-$59.50. Find out more at www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com.
New Orleans Hornets vs. Charlotte Bobcats
Preseason NBA is coming to North Charleston! This match-up will see Hornets center Anthony Davis, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, and Bobcats forward, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 overall pick, face off at the North Charleston Coliseum. With gametime at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, tickets start out at a reasonable $16 and climb to $116. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-745-3000, online at ticketmaster.com or at Ticketmaster outlets, including select Publix stores. Find out more at bobcats.com or www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com.
Funny lady Wanda Sykes will have you rolling in the aisles of the North Charleston Performing Arts Center when she comes to visit on Friday. Famous for her comedy with attitude, Sykes’ material ranges from current events to battle of the sexes. The stand-up comedienne, voice and TV actress will take the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$65. For more info, go to www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com.
The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show
What started off as PBS-TV specials has grown into a touring showcase featuring veteran Doo-Wop artists whose combined sales numbers total more than 200 million records. If you’re looking for a night of feel-good tunes that would be at home at a sock hop, then you won’t want to miss this show. With an impressive list of artists and songs (some even the younger generations will know – “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” anyone?), performers include Jay Siegel’s Tokens with special guest Jay Traynor, Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, The Marcels, The Cookies, The Jarmels and The Blue Suede Orchestra. The show will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. Tickets are $45-$65 and can be purchased at www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com.
Charleston Green Fair
In honor of its fifth anniversary, the Green Fair will this year expand to a two-day celebration. The fun starts at 10 a.m. Saturday with a theme of “green is good…and healthy.” Adding to the popular Charleston Farmers Market, this free event at Marion Square will add cooking demos featuring local ingredients, wellness workshops, local exhibitors, interactive yoga, zumba and a variety of fitness classes. A special concert with headliners The Pimps of Joytime, Ben Fagan & The Holy City Hooligans, and Penny Candy will be held Saturday night, with gates opening at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Food trucks will be on-site and beverages from New Belgium, Bota Box Wine and Firefly Vodka will be available for purchase. Sunday from noon-5 p.m. sees the traditional green celebration featuring the Eco-Carnival, the Green Style Market, Solar Sunday NFL Ticket, two music stages, local food vendors, Beer School from New Belgium and much more! Admission is $5, kids get in for $1. Find out more at carolinagreenfair.com/charleston.
Second Sunday on King Street
Also on Sunday will be the monthly Second Sunday on King Street. Closed off to cars so that pedestrians may take over, window shop, dine at any number of the great restaurants, enjoy live music, pick up some info at the booths and more. From 1-5 p.m., stroll, shop, dine and enjoy Charleston at its finest.