Presented by The Citadel Fine Arts Series, "The Monuments Men" author Robert Edsel will be giving a lecture, Q&A and book signing on Thursday, April 3 at The Citadel's McAlister Field House.
New York Times bestselling author Robert M. Edsel tells the incredible true story of the Monuments Men, a small group of art experts-turned soldiers assembled by President Franklin D. Roosevelt who bravely went behind enemy lines to locate and recover mankind's greatest artifacts before their imminent destruction by the Nazis.
VIP Reception at 5:30pm, Lecture at 6:30pm, and Book Signing at 7:00pm. General admission is free. VIP tickets are $125 and includes a cocktail reception with the author, reserved lecture seating, and a signed copy of The Monuments Men. To purchase a VIP ticket or to make a donation call 843-953-7477 or go to citadel.edu/finearts.
Threshold Repertory Theatre is proud to present Perfectly Normel People by their 2014 Playwrights-in-Residence, Thomas and Judy Heath. You’ve seen excerpts from this hilarious show, now you get to see the full production during this limited engagement. Winner of the Theater Mania Audience Favorite Award 2013 New York International Fringe Festival, Perfectly Normel People is a must see!
The play, which premiered at the 2012 Piccolo Spoleto Festival and broke 30-year old box office records for a non-musical, is a fish-out-of-water comedy about what happens when a NYU college freshman from Kansas moves in with a dysfunctional Italian-American family from Queens. It’s 1981; the Ramones ruled the ‘village’, Reagan ruled the country, and the only rule in the Normellino household was, whoever shouts loudest gets heard. A dose of laugh-out-loud humor and heart make this show perfect for everyone.
The show will reunite 8 of the original cast members, as well as new comers, College of Charleston acting students Billy Nugent and Avery Cole. See it March 20th-March 30th, Thursday-Saturday @ 8:00pm and Sundays @ 3:00pm. For more information visit the playwrights themselves at the 2nd Sunday Info Tent or click here.
Threshold Repertory Theatre’s Play With Your Food Series presents a true love story atop downtown Charleston’s skyline. Enjoy Love Letters, a one-act play, on Harbour Club’s Rooftop Terrace with light hors d' oeuvres on March 22nd at 7pm. The menu includes Salmon Mousse Canapes, Baked Brie Display and Thai Basil Spring Rolls. Sip champagne under a starlit sky as Love Letters by A.R. Gurney takes you on a romantic stroll.
A smash hit on and off broadway The Wall Street Journal calls Love Letters "exhilarating, funny and moving.” Written by critcally acclaimed playwright A. R. Gurney, Love Letters traces the correspondence between the staid, dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and his life long 'friend' artist Melissa Gardner. Their beautiful, poignant story of love and friendship unfolds through the pages of their letters. Not to be missed.
TGIF! Celebrate Friday with Taziki's weekly Friday special: Taziki's Signature Pasta! A bed of mixed lettuces are topped with penne pasta, grilled chicken, tomatoes, feta, and fresh basil and tossed in Taziki's homemade balsamic vinaigrette. This special is just $8.69.
The Comfy USA Collection for Spring 2014 has arrived at Affordables Apparel. The brand makes always comfy, always stylish clothing that balances casual and career with a bit of fashion. Visit Affordables at 205 King Street to find some key pieces for spring.
Visit the Le Creuset Signature Store at 241 King Street this Saturday, March 8 from 4pm – 6pm and meet acclaimed Charleston-based artist Rhett Thurman. Rhett—whose work can be found locally at The Sylvan Gallery—has achieved national acclaim for both oils and watercolors.
Rhett’s oil painting Rite of Spring adorns the 2014 Charleston Wine and Food Festival Palmetto Mini-Cocotte box. She will be happy to sign copies of her work with any purchase of the limited-edition Le Creuset cookware item. Also at the event and in keeping with the coastal theme, Mariela Perez-Ralston of Dulcella will demonstrate how to prepare Guava Flancake.
Join Croghan's Jewel Box this weekend for their Food Wine & Mazza Trunk Show. On March 7th & 8th, stop by the store to meet Jeff Mazza, 7th generation jeweler known for his brilliant use of color and unusual organic materials like coral, wood, and seashells. All new Mazza jewelery will be available at Croghan's Jewel Box this weekend for the occassion.
A beautiful 70 degree day like today calls for some cute springtime dresses.
Sam's Closet is stocked for spring with floral prints, hi-lo dresses, flowy maxi dresses, and fun cut out dresses. Visit Sam's Closet at 72 Wentworth St. to find pieces like this for gorgeous spring days ahead.
Whether you're shopping downtown, you just got out of class, or you're looking to take the whole family out to eat, Manny’s Mediterranean Cafe is THE place to eat. Relax & enjoy enourmous portions of authentic, made-from-scratch Greek food.
"Manny's has great food and the portions are big as well. The staff is one of the best parts. I always in enjoy stopping in for a good bite."
"Warm atmosphere, tasty meals, fast and affordable. A must stop downtown."
New Prada shoes are available at Bob Ellis Shoes on King Street. Prada takes us into the blossoms of the upcoming season with their floral print leather pump. Ultra-versatile, you can wear this heel with pants or skirts, for work or play.
At Mellow Mushroom, every team member has a signature dish that they make for friends and family visiting the restaurant, To discover the finest, Mellow put on a contest for their employees, asking them to share their best food and drink recipes using in-house ingredients. The result: Mellow Mushroom's new Homegrown Menu featuring recipes created by Mellow employees from around the country.
Stop by Mellow Mushroom on King Street to try some of them like the Thaidal Wave Hoagie. All-natural chicken is grilled and seasoned with sweet Thai Chili sauce, then layered with grilled onions, mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes, mayo, and Provolone cheese onto your choice of bread with a drizzle of tasty balsamic glaze. Yum!
We're starstruck over the new constellation zodiac rings & charms at Moon & Lola. Show off your sign with a colorful zodiac pendant necklace or ring featuring a sparkling Swarovski crystal. Available in 12 different signs + 30 shades of acrylic.
If you plan to attend the BB&T Charleston Wine & Food Festival next Friday, March 7, don't miss your chase to see USC First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides. She will be signing her books and offering samples at the Charleston Cooks! booth in the Open Air Market in the Culinary Village at Marion Square from 1:30-2 p.m.
Want to get your copy of either of her wonderful cookbooks in advance? Carolina on King has them available at their store on King Street.
Tickets are on sale now for Thomas & Judy Heath's hit play Perfectly Normel People, running March 20-30th at Threshold Repertory Theatre.
The Post & Courier calls the play “Funny and moving." You'll love this fish-out-of water comedy about what happens when a college freshman from Kansas moves in with a dysfunctional Italian family from Queens.
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Don't miss Hampden Clothing's Runway Show featuring Spring 2014 new arrivals on Thursday, March 13th. Make sure to stop by early to enjoy cocktails and stay after the show to shop the looks featured on the runway!
The Sportsman's Gallery, Ltd. at 216B King Street announced that they will host renowned sculptor Rod Zullo in residence at the gallery March 1and 2 from 10:00 - 5:00 PM. The public is invited to meet the artist and observe as he sculpts a new equine piece that will subsequently be cast in bronze.
Zullo's appearance in Charleston follows his solo exhibition at the Brookgreen Gardens Museum of American Sculpture. Art and sporting enthusiasts will be particularly interested in the horse sculpture as it is created.
Zullo's work has been commended by the National Sculpture Society and is in the permanent collections of The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, The Leanin' Tree Museum in Boulder, Colorado and Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina.
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.