- 0101.September.Saturdayhttp://www.blackhealthmatters.com/summitsouth/Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic Distric125 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Black Health Matters is committed to helping African American families thrive through its Summits which educates and informs on the best strategies for health, wellness and chronic disease management. As the leading syndicator of African American health content, Black Health Matters brings its web pages to life at the Summit as it engages with dynamic health education events that are free to the public.
- 0505.September.Wednesdayhttp://halsey.cofc.edu/main-events/film-screening-art-ny-no-30-jean-michel-basquiat/Simons Center for the Arts54 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art for a free film screening. This film features a rare interview with painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, conducted in 1981 in his studio on Crosby Street in SOHO. Basquiat, an internationally renowned artist as well as enfant terrible of the 1980s art scene, died tragically in 1988 at the age of twenty-seven. Both during his brief life and since his untimely death, numerous stories and legends that chronicle his quick rise to art world stardom have arisen.
In this “ART/new york” installment, the twenty-one-year-old Basquiat, already a well-known art figure is interviewed by art historian and curator Marc H. Miller. The artist’s fondness for high jinks as well as his exuberant spirit are captured as he describes his working process and comments upon his art-world persona.
Q&A with director Paul Tschinkel to follow. Admission to the film is free and all are welcome to attend.
See the trailer here.
Learn more about ART/new york here.
- 0606.September.Thursdayhttps://www.facebook.com/events/872898579560729/Old Bethel United Methodist Church222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401
‘When I First Remember’, an interactive musical play by Lady In White Productions. Experience a journey through the eyes and the voices of the Gullah Geechee heritage and community, a blend of true events from the city of Historic Charleston’s slave trade and the survival of the enslaved Africans. ‘When I First Remember’, a bittersweet story filled with commemorations dedicated to the storytelling, dancing, and music of the Gullah Geechee Culture, rooted right here in the Lowcountry.
The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechee vendor.
VENUE: OLD BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
222 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401
Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
DOOR TICKETS: 6:30PM
Samelia Adams – Director
Queen E Atterberry – Conjure Woman and Producer
Rose Atterberry – Momma Hattie
Duane Branch – Buster
Morganne Lamberth – Tissie
Chaquis Maliqi – Olivia the SongBird
Sharon Cooper-Murray – The Gullah Lady
Leneke G. Washington – Elsie
Learn more at: WhenIFirstRemember.com/cast
- 0707.September.Fridayhttps://www.queenstreetplayhouse.org/qscomedy/Queen Street Playhouse20 Queen St.
Headliner: Jeremy McLellan was born and raised in Charleston and is a rising star in the standup comedy world. He was just honored as a “New Face of Comedy” at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and won the 2015 and 2016 Charleston Standup Competition, and was named Best Local Comic in the Charleston City Paper. A devout Christian, with a passion for social justice, Jeremy is a staple at interfaith events around the world, and recently completed sold-out shows in the U.S., Great Britain, and Pakistan.
Showcase: Cody Daniel Hughes is a unique storytelling absurdist that Maria Bamford once called “a delightful beast.” He’s opened for national acts like Lewis Black and has performed all over the Southeast and Charleston.
Feature: Jon Antoine, local Charlestonian, lays on all his Bronx-born cool every time he hits the stage, whether it’s as a podcaster (The Petty Couch Podcast), sketch performer with Vernon Moses, or standup comedian.
You’re invited to meet jewelry designer, Sara Weinstock, and enjoy an exclusive shopping event featuring pieces from her latest jewelry collection!