Event Calendar

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July
  • 01
    01.July.Sunday

    The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy

    All day
    Jul-01-18-Aug-20-18
    Halsey Institute Galleries
    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    Germany-based artist duo Böhler & Orendt will create an immersive installation in the galleries of the Halsey Institute. Naming it a “makeshift transdimensional stopover camp,” the installation will consist of several tents through which viewers can walk. Each tent will feature an apparition of an extinct animal, such as a Steller’s Sea Cow, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Pinta Island Tortoise, which will appear as a projection on a screen of mist. The extinct animals will appear in chorus to sing a song of forgiveness to humans for causing their ultimate extinction. The tents will also feature cave painting-like drawings of the animals’ encounters with humans.

    While whimsical and imaginative, the installation will comment on humans’ relationship with the world around us. As all of the animals featured in the exhibition have gone extinct between 1768 and the present, their demise can be blamed on in part by the Industrial Revolution and the destruction of habitats all over the planet. Böhler & Orendt’s project confronts the notion that humans are thought as the most intelligent beings, as they suggest these animals are capable of traveling through time and dimensions to revisit us. Furthermore, the installation comments on the plight of refugees in the West by creating a stopover camp in the galleries. Addressing an increasingly politicized issue of refugees, this installation will provoke viewers to contemplate their own relationships with the communities, environments, and issues that comprise our global social fabric.

    This will be the first solo exhibition of Böhler & Orendt’s work in the United States. The exhibition is curated by Bryan Granger, Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at the Halsey Institute. The Carrion Cheer is an official offering of Piccolo Spoleto 2018.

     

    Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Thursdays. The Halsey Institute is open from 110:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the following Sundays in honor of Piccolo Spoleto, May 27, June 3, and June 9. Admission to the galleries is always free and they are open to the public.

  • 01
    01.July.Sunday

    Saxophonist Dante Lewis (Body and Soul) Tribute to Anita Baker

    5:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Jul-01-18
    Souls
    7550 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC 29418

    It’s rare to find a jazz artist who so successfully merges his love of soul and groove with such a rich spirituality—but Dante Lewis knows where his inspiration and blessings come from. So he’s not shy about finding ways to share both the jazz and the gospel on his infectious and super soulful first recordings.

    Like his idol Kirk Whalum, he artfully uses God’s gifts and puts the breath of heaven in every note, whether he’s funking up a classic Luther hit or setting the mood with sensual, ambient original ballads. Dante has shared the stage with Boney James, Jonathan Butler, Kirk Whalum, Najee, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Ashford and Simpson, Norman Brown, Kevin Whalum, Nick Colionne, Brian Simpson, Pieces of a Dream, Angela Winbush, Lamar Campbell, Marvin Sapp and Daniel D.

    This year he is honoring the Great Anita Baker with a Smooth Jazz Tribute.

    The door opens at 5 pm. The show starts at 6 pm.

  • 01
    01.July.Sunday

    Mosquito Beach Folly Road Freedom Fish Fry

    6:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Jul-01-18
    Island Breeze
    2225 Mosquito Beach Rd, Charleston, SC 29412

    Bringing buses back to Lowcountry Beaches will be the goal of a Freedom Fish Fry fundraiser planned by Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit, Inc. at the Island Breeze at historic Mosquito Beach on Sol Legare Island on Sunday, July 1st from 6 to 10 pm.  Island breeze is located at 2225 Mosquito Beach Rd, Charleston, SC 29412. Sol Legare Island and Mosquito Beach are off Folly Road between James Island and Folly Beach.  Tickets can be purchased before the event for $15 or 2 for $25 plus taxes and service charges at https://tinyurl.com/freedomfishfry online. Purchasers will get an Afro-carribean fish fry dinner, participate in drawings for door prizes, enjoy music and take part in creative community building activities.  Tickets at the door will be $20 each.

    Event organizer Skyelynn Landry says the goal of the fundraiser is to improve bus service along Folly Road, to improve transit connections to Folly Beach and Mosquito Beach, and to begin work on a Folly Ferry service connecting downtown, James Island, Sol Legare Island and Folly Beach. The event will also help support repairs to the Sol Legare Community center and increase awareness of the culture and community on the Island.

    Dinner will consist of fried fish, beans and rice, Jamaican cabbage salad, and sweet fried plantains with lemonade or tea. Those wanting fortified refreshment can order a “Bus to the Beach,” a rum punch in our colors of red, green and gold.  

     

    There will be music on the backyard stage by Sharon Robles, Marc Kruza and others.  We hope to fill in the artistic decoration in the blank spaces on the Bus to Beach banner pictured above. Everyone will have the chance to make a bus to the beach button commemorating the event.

     

    You can have a try at designing the regional transit system of your dreams with our wooden train parts and new 12 by 15 foot map of the Lowcountry. In the event of rain, Island Breeze has a large indoor event space we’ll hold our activities in.

     

    Later on July 14, the organization will present Bastille Day at the Beach to raise awareness about the importance of returning public transit to Charleston area beaches. CARTA ended its last, badly managed and poorly promoted beach service when it stopped operation of the Island Flex Bus to IOP and Sullivan’s in 2013.

     

    For more information call (843) 870-5299 or see the event page at https://tinyurl.com/freedomfishfry.

     

  • 02
    02.July.Monday

    The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy

    All day
    Jul-02-18-Aug-21-18
    Halsey Institute Galleries
    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    Germany-based artist duo Böhler & Orendt will create an immersive installation in the galleries of the Halsey Institute. Naming it a “makeshift transdimensional stopover camp,” the installation will consist of several tents through which viewers can walk. Each tent will feature an apparition of an extinct animal, such as a Steller’s Sea Cow, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Pinta Island Tortoise, which will appear as a projection on a screen of mist. The extinct animals will appear in chorus to sing a song of forgiveness to humans for causing their ultimate extinction. The tents will also feature cave painting-like drawings of the animals’ encounters with humans.

    While whimsical and imaginative, the installation will comment on humans’ relationship with the world around us. As all of the animals featured in the exhibition have gone extinct between 1768 and the present, their demise can be blamed on in part by the Industrial Revolution and the destruction of habitats all over the planet. Böhler & Orendt’s project confronts the notion that humans are thought as the most intelligent beings, as they suggest these animals are capable of traveling through time and dimensions to revisit us. Furthermore, the installation comments on the plight of refugees in the West by creating a stopover camp in the galleries. Addressing an increasingly politicized issue of refugees, this installation will provoke viewers to contemplate their own relationships with the communities, environments, and issues that comprise our global social fabric.

    This will be the first solo exhibition of Böhler & Orendt’s work in the United States. The exhibition is curated by Bryan Granger, Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at the Halsey Institute. The Carrion Cheer is an official offering of Piccolo Spoleto 2018.

     

    Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Thursdays. The Halsey Institute is open from 110:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the following Sundays in honor of Piccolo Spoleto, May 27, June 3, and June 9. Admission to the galleries is always free and they are open to the public.

  • 03
    03.July.Tuesday

    The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy

    All day
    Jul-03-18-Aug-22-18
    Halsey Institute Galleries
    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    Germany-based artist duo Böhler & Orendt will create an immersive installation in the galleries of the Halsey Institute. Naming it a “makeshift transdimensional stopover camp,” the installation will consist of several tents through which viewers can walk. Each tent will feature an apparition of an extinct animal, such as a Steller’s Sea Cow, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Pinta Island Tortoise, which will appear as a projection on a screen of mist. The extinct animals will appear in chorus to sing a song of forgiveness to humans for causing their ultimate extinction. The tents will also feature cave painting-like drawings of the animals’ encounters with humans.

    While whimsical and imaginative, the installation will comment on humans’ relationship with the world around us. As all of the animals featured in the exhibition have gone extinct between 1768 and the present, their demise can be blamed on in part by the Industrial Revolution and the destruction of habitats all over the planet. Böhler & Orendt’s project confronts the notion that humans are thought as the most intelligent beings, as they suggest these animals are capable of traveling through time and dimensions to revisit us. Furthermore, the installation comments on the plight of refugees in the West by creating a stopover camp in the galleries. Addressing an increasingly politicized issue of refugees, this installation will provoke viewers to contemplate their own relationships with the communities, environments, and issues that comprise our global social fabric.

    This will be the first solo exhibition of Böhler & Orendt’s work in the United States. The exhibition is curated by Bryan Granger, Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at the Halsey Institute. The Carrion Cheer is an official offering of Piccolo Spoleto 2018.

     

    Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Thursdays. The Halsey Institute is open from 110:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the following Sundays in honor of Piccolo Spoleto, May 27, June 3, and June 9. Admission to the galleries is always free and they are open to the public.