If you haven't yet made plans for Mother's Day, how about taking your mom to see the musical cabaret performance "What I Did for Love" at the Flowertown Players' theatre in Summerville?
This is so much more than just a play. Two local nonprofits, the Flowertown Players and the Singers of Summerville, have teamed up to organize the event, which will benefit the James F. Dean Community Theatre.
The performance is all about being part of and helping the community.
"By collaborating on this benefit, I feel the Singers of Summerville and the Flowertown Players are epitomizing the meaning of community. Working together, we are able to maximize our talents and logistics to raise funds needed to aid the continuation of our organizations," says David Tripp, president of the Flowertown Players' Board of Directors.
"What I Did for Love, 100 Years of Show Tunes" is a celebration of musicals from 1910-2010. There will be two shows this weekend, Friday and Saturday, at the James F. Dean Community Theatre.
On Friday, there will be a silent auction at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 for a couple.
On Saturday, there will be an auction preview and wine and cheese reception at 7 p.m. followed by the show at 8 p.m. The live auction will take place during intermission. Tickets for Saturday night are $25 per person or $45 per couple.
To purchase tickets or to find out more, call 875-9251, go to www.flowertownplayers.org or visit them in person at 133 South Main St. in Summerville.
Michelle Meek Jones is all about things that sparkle, and this month there is a really unique show of her abstract and portrait paintings at the Real Estate Studio on Lower King Street.
The name of the show is "Scintilla: little sparks; a glittering particle."
"(It) is an exploration of the sparkle and flash beneath the curves and angles of our living beings. Spray paint, oils and iridescent pigments are used to create abstractions of life. A belief in all that glitters really could be gold is necessary," says Liz Poore of the Real Estate Studio.
The show is also unusual in that it is split into two parts. The first part featured all of her portrait paintings, and now, on Friday, she will be replacing those with her abstract works. So if you'd like to see the portraits in person, rush on over.
"Currently, Michelle Jones is using her studies in portraiture as a referencing point for large-scale abstract paintings and installations. Using combinations of spray paint, iridescent pigments and oil paint, Jones is enthralled with the abstraction process and outcomes," says Poore. It's not often you get to see both portrait and abstract works from one artist.
Join Jones from 6-9 p.m. Friday for a reception, with the abstract works on display, at the Real Estate Studio, 214 King St. There will be complimentary wine and light hors d'oeuvres. The public is invited.
For more information, call the Real Estate Studio at 722-5618.