The way the Charleston community united in love and faith over the recent tragedy is remarkable. Evil visited Charleston and shattered lives, but we remain Charleston strong. Our leaders led with wisdom, professionalism, heart and soul. I am humbled by the families and the heroes, honored to be part of this community. Seems awkward to go back to talking about cheery King Street news under that considerable shadow, but we go on, albeit changed forever. Love and prayers all who were so deeply wounded by the act of hate and racism.
Maestro Matteo Fedeli, violin virtuoso, held two concerts at the Charleston Library Society last month accompanied by Andrea Carcano. Connecting dots, 2nd Sunday on King Street brings many area residents downtown. They love it and sign up for news about other special events. Because of that reach, people who had never seen or heard a Stradivarius violin, never been inside the Library Society, never experienced the Sylvan Gallery or Reinert Fine Art Gallery—each one held pre-concert receptions—got a magic memory. Mission accomplished.
Both concerts led me to explore and admire the Charleston Library Society. It’s as beautiful inside as it it outside. There are stacks, of course, with titles ranging from historic books to newer ones. You can check out a movie just like at the public library. There are historic documents to view as well, and comfortable chairs for lingering. The main space, which is basically a big rectangular box, has wonderful acoustics for performances, and a fine Steinway piano, perpetually in tune. World renowned pianist Andrea Carcano took full advantage of the instrument with a solo performance midway through both Fedeli concerts, summoning the first of many standing ovations.
Andrew Lippa's Wild Party is the story of a reckless relationship between a 1920's vaudeville dancer and a clown. Watch as jealousy and passions rage out of control during one wild evening in a Manhattan apartment. Jealousy and passions rage out of control. The Wild Party gives us a closer look at our own decadence in this party to end all parties.
The Wild Party follows the reckless and dangerous relationship of Queenie and her lover, a vaudeville clown named Burrs. In an ill-fated attempt to set fire to their flagging romance, the two decide to throw a party to end all parties.
The Wild Party brings to the stage all the frenetic energy and fatalistic attitude of prohibition era America in an exciting evening of gin and sin. Click here to buy tickets.
They will be playing Hook to remember Robin Williams. Get there early to grab a pool float and watch the movie lounging in the pool. They will also have a hot dog bar (veggie dogs too) and a S'more bar. Come out and celebrate a man who made us laugh for so many years.
The Macintosh is hosting a new monthly series starting in April in their outdoor patio space to welcome the start of spring and warmer weather. The “Tuesday Roast” will take place one Tuesday a month and will feature a special family style themed meal, along with special beverage pairings and sometimes a guest chef(s).
The first roast will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 with The Macintosh’s Chef de Cuisine Jacob Huder roasting a whole lamb served along with some local springtime vegetables for a three course menu. Local Brewer Arthur Freehouse of Freehouse Brewery will be featured brewer and will be pouring two special brews for the event—the Saint Berry (ABV, 7.2% strong Belgian blonde ale) and the Orange Door (ABV, 5.7%, green door India pale ale). The cost is $65 per person not including tax and gratuity.
There is still time to purchase tickets for the Village Repertory Spring Gala and Auction“Lights Up!”, happening on April 10th at Woolfe Street Playhouse.
Delicious food, fabulous cocktails, big band music and more await you!
Entertainment provided by Joe Clarke and his Big Band. Food provide by Tom Smith Catering. Desserts provided by Wild Thyme.
Experience the thrill of live bidding on extraordinary outings and adventures or strategize your bids for the silent auction. Live Auction hosted by Chief Meteorologist Dave Williams from the ABC New 4 Team!
These merchants participate in the Parking with Purchase Program. They want to treat you like the VIP you are, and will validate an hour or more of parking at any City of Charleston parking garage when you shop or dine with them.