My Charleston Weekend: Oct. 17-23

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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The Disney on Ice Princesses & Princes cast of characters. The show will be put on today through Sunday at the North Charleston Coliseum.
  • Ariel (front, center) with her friends Sebastian (left) and Flounder (right).
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    Ariel (front, center) with her friends Sebastian (left) and Flounder (right).

  • Cinderella and Prince Charming
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    Cinderella and Prince Charming

  • Aladdin (from left), Jasmine and Genie
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    Aladdin (from left), Jasmine and Genie

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

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    Chris Tucker

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

Disney fans will be able to see all of their favorite characters in action when Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. Featuring Ariel, Aurora, Jasmine, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana, Disney princess fans big and small will be entertained as they watch dreams come true. Aladdin will help with discovering a whole new world while Prince Philip defeats the evil fire-breathing dragon Maleficent and Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s spell. With the help of a little pixie dust, courtesy of Tinker Bell, the show will include high-flying jumps and daring acrobatics.

When: Thursday-Sunday

Where: North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $16-$40

more info: www.disneyonice.com

Chris Tucker

Known best for his fast-talking performances in the “Rush Hour” films and in “The Fifth Element,” actor and comedian Chris Tucker will be bringing his stand-up show to the Lowcountry. Most recently appearing in the award-winning film “Silver Lining Playbook,” Tucker was a frequent performer on Def Comedy Jam in the ’90s alongside Martin Lawrence and Chris Rock. At one point the highest paid actor in Hollywood, the Atlanta native’s Chris Tucker Live 2013 World Tour has received rave reviews.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $49.75

more info: www.christucker.com

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience

While flipping channels on any given day, there’s a good chance you’ve probably stopped on TLC after running across her trademark platinum poof and Long Island accent. If you watched for a little while, then you learned that the woman behind the hair is Theresa Caputo, a psychic medium who is bringing her gift to the Lowcountry. With “Long Island Medium” in its fourth season, the hit TLC show follows Caputo and her family around as they go about their daily lives with one slight hitch: She can’t “turn off” her ability to communicate with the dead, which means that a trip to the grocery store or the mechanics is never “normal.” Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience will feature personal stories about her life as well as interactive readings to audience members throughout the show.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $39.75-$89.75

more info: theresacaputo.com

Bus Shed Bash

The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center is hosting its 10th annual Bus Shed Bash, an oyster roast and barbecue fundraiser. With proceeds going to the nonprofit, which serves victims of child abuse and neglect in Charleston and Berkeley counties, the aim of the event is to raise awareness among the community about the issue of abuse and the healing resources available at the center. With oysters, barbecue, hotdogs, beer, wine and live music included in the ticket price, the event is sure to be a good time for a worthy cause.

When: 7-10 p.m. Thursday

Where: Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St.

Price: $30 in advance, $40 at the door

more info: www.dnlcc.org

Fur Ball

Pet Helpers, one of the local adoption centers, will be hosting its annual Fur Ball fundraiser, with this year’s theme of “having a ball, a beach ball.” Featuring dinner, dancing, a live and silent auction, and more, the event is sure to be a good time. Last year’s roaring ’20s-themed gala was the most successful, raising more than $150,000. This year’s ninth annual event is black tie optional, though “beach chic is a must.”

When: 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday

Where: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd.

Price: $150

more info: 314-2142, www.pethelpers.org, www.chspethelpersfurball.com

Lowcountry Blues Bash



Not to be confused with the other Lowcountry Blues Bash, this event serves as a fundraiser for the Alston Wilkes Society’s Charleston Community Service Program & Scholarship Fund. The Alston Wilkes Society is a statewide nonprofit that provides “offenders, former offenders, the homeless, at-risk youth, veterans and their families the tools they need to become productive citizens.” The fourth annual bash will include an oyster roast and other seafood, beverages, music, a silent auction and more.

When: 3-6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Bowen’s Island Restaurant, 1871 Bowen’s Island Road

Price: $30 per person, $50 per couple

more info: 803-799-2490, www.alstonwilkessociety.org