My Charleston Weekend: July 11-17

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Jerry Seinfeld will perform Friday at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.
  • Brendan James will perform with Steven Fiore on Saturday at the Charleston Music Hall.
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    Brendan James will perform with Steven Fiore on Saturday at the Charleston Music Hall.

  • Underhill Rose will perform Friday at the Charleston Music Hall as part of the Grass in the Hall lineup, which also features Barefoot Movement and Flatt City.
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    Underhill Rose will perform Friday at the Charleston Music Hall as part of the Grass in the Hall lineup, which also features Barefoot Movement and Flatt City.

  • A server pours champagne at Fish’s Bastille Day celebration, which will be held on Sunday this year.
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    A server pours champagne at Fish’s Bastille Day celebration, which will be held on Sunday this year.

  • A costume contest is part of the fun at Fish’s Bastille Day celebration on Sunday.
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    A costume contest is part of the fun at Fish’s Bastille Day celebration on Sunday.

Jerry Seinfeld

Best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom “Seinfeld,” comedian Jerry Seinfeld is touring with his signature stand-up routine. Specializing in observational humor, he often focuses on personal relationships and uncomfortable social situations and obligations. Ranking at No. 12 on Comedy Central’s five-part special “The 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time,” this is one show you won’t want to miss.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $47-$77

For more info: www.NorthCharlestonColiseumPAC.com



Brendan James with Steven Fiore

Brendan James is likely a name that strikes a familiar cord, as he gained widespread exposure through his songs being featured on TV shows such as “Army Wives,” “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” He has toured with such names as John Mayer, Keb Mo, John Legend and The Fray. Now, he is touring to promote his recent release, “Simplify.” James will be joined by Charleston’s Steven Fiore, who recently released his first full-length album, “Youth + Magic.” The Music Hall has worked closely with James for this show to create a custom stage set to reflect his back-to-nature mentality. Expect special guest appearances by local musicians, a chance for audience participation and more.

When: Saturday, doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Price: $15 in advance, $18 the day of the show

For more info: charlestonmusichall.com



Grass in the Hall: Underhill Rose, Barefoot Movement and Flatt City

In coordination with the Charleston Music Hall, the next installment of Awendaw Green’s Grass in the Hall series will feature performances by Underhill Rose, Barefoot Movement and Flatt City. Asheville, N.C.-based Underhill Rose blends Americana, R & B, country and bluegrass, with its three female members playing banjo and harmonica, guitar, and upright bass in songs that “run the gamut from heart wrenching to sassy and playful to thought-provoking.” The Barefoot Movement is a quartet whose members hail from North and South Carolina and Tennessee. Performing songs such as “Calico Jack” and “Tobacco Road” using “old Southern, front-porch Bluegrass improvisation,” they’re still said to be accessible to the modern era. Charleston-based Flatt City serves up a classic foothills feel with four-part vocal harmonies and the twang and pluck of fiddle, mandolin, banjo and guitar.

When: Friday, doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Price: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

For more info: charlestonmusichall.com



Bastille Day celebration

Fish restaurant will celebrate Bastille Day with some help from What If? Productions, who will lead the “Storming of the Bastille” march from Marion Square to Fish. Nibble on traditional French fare such as cheese plates, charcuterie, mussels, guillotine-sliced pommes frites (French fries) and freshly made crepes, and sip on Pernod and Grand Marnier cocktails and Chapuy Champagne specials. In addition, the festivities will include can-can dancers, French chanteuse performances and a costume contest.

When: Sunday, doors open at 4:30 p.m. with entertainment starting at 5 p.m.

Where: Fish, 442 King St.

For more info: 722-3474



Girls Rock Charleston Showcase

For the third year running, Girls Rock Charleston will be closing camp by debuting 11 new bands, each of them performing an original song. Aiming to empower girls and transgender youth through music education, DIY media and creative collaboration, Girls Rock Charleston has been teaching these youths numerous skills over the past week, including DJing, self-defense, the history of music, stage presence and instrument instruction.

When: Saturday, doors open at 2:30 p.m. with the show starting at 3 p.m.

Where: The Music Farm, 32 Ann St.

Price: $10, kids under 12 get in free

For more info: www.girlsrockcharleston.org



Moon Over Morocco 8

A fundraiser for Creative Spark, a nonprofit creative arts school, the Moon Over Morocco event will feature something for everyone. It will have live music, Wayang puppetry, capoeira, belly dancing as well as a dessert bar.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Creative Spark, 757 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: $10

For more info: 276-9669