Piccolo Spoleto 


Piccolo Spoleto

The Piccolo Spoleto Festival annually presents a varied program that includes visual arts exhibitions, performances of classical music, jazz, dance, theater, and choral music, cultural events and community celebrations, poetry readings, children’s activities, craft shows, and film screenings.

Piccolo Spoleto prioritizes accessibility for both artists and performers, presenting professional work of the highest standard, while ensuring nearly half of Piccolo’s events are admission-free, with the balance offered at affordable ticket prices.

Piccolo Spoleto was launched in 1979 by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, which continues to work closely with an engaged group of volunteers from the Charleston arts community. The working group of arts professionals who serve as volunteer program coordinators for the Festival now numbers nearly forty, with each specializing in a particular discipline, genre, or period.



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Piccolo Spoleto Location and Map


Piccolo Spoleto Box Office
Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun St
Charleston SC 29401
(866) 811-3474
Piccolo Spoleto Website



Piccolo Spoleto Date and Time


Date: May 27 - June 12, 2022
Admission: Admission varies by event. Many events are free to the public. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, on-line, on the phone or at the event.  


Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition


Dates: May 27–June 11

Monday–Thursday 10:00am to 5:00pm

Friday–Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm

Address: Marion Square, King and Calhoun Streets

Admission: Free

Marion Square is transformed into a beautiful open-air market as some of the finest and most creative local artists exhibit and sell their work. Stroll through the park and browse the artists’ tents as you view original oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, encaustics, photography, and more. With 54 artists on hand to personally answer questions and show their artwork, the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition offers a memorable experience and a great way to enjoy the creativity of our local visual arts community whether you’re in the market for a new acquisition, or simply window shopping.


Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition


Dates: May 27 – June 12; 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: City Gallery

Address: 34 Prioleau Street

Admission: Free


Piccolo Spoleto Performance Schedule


Friday, May 27


6:00PM
Theater

Stelle di Domani: The Swing of the Sea • Center Stage presents The Swing of the Sea by Molly Hagan. Boots, a girl who wears yellow rain boots even when it isn’t raining, and a boy called Eggs grieve the death of their best friend Peter. A play about growing old without aging that examines the way fantasy and memory converge when we lose someone we love.

7:00PM
Music

CMC TWO Spring Concert • Chamber Music Charleston concludes their 15th Anniversary Season with a performance of music for strings. The accomplished students of the CMC TWO program along with guest professional musicians of CMC will perform Dvorak’s “American” String Quartet, Boccherini’s String Quintet in C Major, and a movement from Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet in D minor, “Souvenir de Florence.”

7:00PM
Theater

Boy Vey • BOY VEY is a solo show ripped straight from Rachel’s teenage diary. A combination of coming-of-age, grappling with family history, and what it feels like to be a young Jewish woman with lesbian moms, this story encapsulates a modern experience of the third generation after the Holocaust.

8:00PM
Comedy

Take the Funny and Run • Some of the funniest improv you’ll see anywhere. Theatre 99 is Charleston’s year round home for improv comedy where audiences come to laugh until it hurts. Bring your suggestions for the quick-witted Theatre 99 ensemble members who will take your suggestions...and rock out hilarious unscripted scenes. Guaranteed to make you laugh!


Saturday, May 28


1:00PM
Music

The Sound of Charleston • Experience the music that helps define Charleston’s history and unique charm. The longest running musical show in Charleston history features a diverse mix of gospel, Gershwin, jazz, Civil War songs, and light classics. Performers include Mayor John Tecklenburg, Ann Caldwell, Carl Bright, CSO artists Charles Messersmith and Jessica Hall-Dambaugh, and many more. Frommers Travel Guide calls The Sound of Charleston “the best time out in Charleston…a must see performance. Specific program details at www.soundofcharleston.com.

2:30PM
Music

Bach Society Youth • The Bach Society of Charleston is pleased to be able at last to present its Young Musicians concert once again. This is an opportunity for the Society to encourage the finest high school musicians from our community to learn Baroque repertoire and performance practice. Several of the players showcased today had been invited, after auditions across the greater Charleston area, to perform two years ago in the spring Charleston Bach Festival, but could not because of the pandemic. On today’s program, they perform music by Bach and his Baroque contemporaries, on flute, violin, cello, harpsichord, and piano.

3:00PM
Theater

Stelle di Domani: The Swing of the Sea • Center Stage presents The Swing of the Sea by Molly Hagan. Boots, a girl who wears yellow rain boots even when it isn’t raining, and a boy called Eggs grieve the death of their best friend Peter. A play about growing old without aging that examines the way fantasy and memory converge when we lose someone we love.

6:00PM
Theater

Stelle di Domani: Over the Rainbow: A Coming Out Story • A one-person show written and performed by AP Hart. This one-person show tells the story of AP Hart’s 18-year coming out journey in just 45 minutes! From heartbreak and friendships to finding a way over the rainbow, Hart will accompany these anecdotes with well-known classics, as well as an original piece composed by AP Hart.

6:00PM
Comedy

The Complete History of Charleston for Morons • Over 350 years of Lowcountry history in 60 minutes! A comedy history lesson accessible enough for morons to enjoy. A long time hit of Piccolo Spoleto, this one act comedy is 3 parts hilarious sketch comedy and one part actual history. The Charleston City Paper says the Morons “dazzle the audience with their ignorance.”

7:00PM
Theater

Boy Vey • BOY VEY is a solo show ripped straight from Rachel’s teenage diary. A combination of coming-of-age, grappling with family history, and what it feels like to be a young Jewish woman with lesbian moms, this story encapsulates a modern experience of the third generation after the Holocaust.

8:00PM
Comedy

The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Company • No scripts! All improv! The Have Nots! Is the longest running show in Charleston. This high-energy comedy improv show is entirely based on your audience suggestion so every show is different. The Have Nots! will perform their unique brand improv comedy AND you never know who will join them on the stage! Come find out why critics say “The Have Nots! have it!”


Sunday, May 29


12:00PM
Music

Gullah/Geechee Connecting Wid Da Diaspora • This not to be missed performance presents a heartfelt and energetic presentation of traditional songs, hymns and Negro spirituals. Music of Mahalia Jackson, Paul Robeson, and more are included. The Bright Family Singers and ensemble will inform you about the history of gospel music and will captivate you with powerful choral and solo renditions. Special guest artist, Lowcountry favorite Ann Caldwell will join the cast to sing spirtuals and demonstrate the Gullah dialect.

1:00PM
Theater

Boy Vey • BOY VEY is a solo show ripped straight from Rachel’s teenage diary. A combination of coming-of-age, grappling with family history, and what it feels like to be a young Jewish woman with lesbian moms, this story encapsulates a modern experience of the third generation after the Holocaust.

2:00PM
Music

Oh Happy Day Gospel Concert • This not to be missed performance presents a heartfelt and energetic presentation of traditional songs, hymns and Negro spirituals. Music of Mahalia Jackson, Paul Robeson, and more are included. The Bright Family Singers and ensemble will inform you about the history of gospel music and will captivate you with powerful choral and solo renditions. Special guest artist, Lowcountry favorite Ann Caldwell will join the cast to sing spirtuals and demonstrate the Gullah dialect.

3:00PM
L'Organo

Michael Ging • Internationally recognized organist Dr. Michael Ging garners critical and audience acclaim for his virtuosic technique, sensitive interpretations, and charismatic stage presence. The American Organist hailed his recital opening the 2015 L'Organo Recital Series as "flawless," noting that his program "showed off instrument and player to perfection," recognizing his "fine style," and describing his interpretation of Töpfer's Sonata in D Minor as "a rare gem."

3:00PM
Theater

Stelle di Domani: Over the Rainbow: A Coming Out Story • A one-person show written and performed by AP Hart. This one-person show tells the story of AP Hart’s 18-year coming out journey in just 45 minutes! From heartbreak and friendships to finding a way over the rainbow, Hart will accompany these anecdotes with well-known classics, as well as an original piece composed by AP Hart.

4:00PM
Music

Palmetto Bronze • Palmetto Bronze, the Lowcountry’s premiere auditioned community handbell ensemble, returns to Piccolo Spoleto, presenting “SCORE!”, an entertaining concert for all ages featuring music from classic and contemporary movies, as well as other music, on 5+ octaves of handbells and handchimes. We are excited to be performing live music again after 2 years of Covid-19 restrictions!

6:00PM
Theater

Stelle di Domani: The Swing of the Sea • Center Stage presents The Swing of the Sea by Molly Hagan. Boots, a girl who wears yellow rain boots even when it isn’t raining, and a boy called Eggs grieve the death of their best friend Peter. A play about growing old without aging that examines the way fantasy and memory converge when we lose someone we love.


Monday, May 30


10:00AM
L'Organo

Nicholas Quardokus • Nicholas Quardokus was appointed Canon Organist and Director of Music at Grace Church Cathedral in August 2021. Previously, he served as Assistant Organist at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City, where he accompanied the acclaimed Choir of Men and Boys for daily services, including on their recently released album of the music of Gerre Hancock.

11:00AM
Music/Visual Art

Rising Stars • Now in its 14th year, Palmetto State Arts Education will host its Rising Stars Series will showcase young actors, dancers, musicians, writers and visual artists in the high-profile venue as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. A series of six programs, each program will feature 6 young artists and/or ensembles in a conversation and performance format. All programs are presented at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church across from Marion Square on King Street in the heart of downtown Charleston. Schedule of performers: HTTPS://WWW.PALMETTOARTSED.ORG/RISING-STARS.HTML

11:00AM
Music

Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra • The Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestras showcases nearly one hundred young musicians ages 9-18, from over twenty schools throughout the Lowcountry. CSYO and CSYS engage and inspires young musicians in a collaborative environment, where students strive for excellence with the highest quality performing arts education and offers unique opportunities for growth through mentorship from Charleston Symphony musicians. This event is free and open to the public - RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED

12:00PM
Music

Charleston Men's Chorus • Please join the Charleston Men's Chorus on Memorial Day at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul as we honor and celebrate in song those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

12:00PM
Music

Isn’t It Romantic • Compositions of the 19th Century are featured on this concert. Young artists featured are Anna Savelyeva at the piano, performing Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12; Payton Lee performing Tchaikovsky’s concerto for violin, movement 1 and pianist, Eric Pickford, performing Wieniawski’s Polonaise in D Major. Included on this concert will be tenor, Joshua Brock. He will perform the first half of Schumann’s Dicterliebe. Zach Butler, cello and Anna Savelyeva, piano, will perform Elegy for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Faure.

3:00PM
Music/Visual Art

Rising Stars • Compositions of the 19th Century are featured on this concert. Young artists featured are Anna Savelyeva at the piano, performing Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12; Payton Lee performing Tchaikovsky’s concerto for violin, movement 1 and pianist, Eric Pickford, performing Wieniawski’s Polonaise in D Major. Included on this concert will be tenor, Joshua Brock. He will perform the first half of Schumann’s Dicterliebe. Zach Butler, cello and Anna Savelyeva, piano, will perform Elegy for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Faure.

3:00PM
Music

The New South Festival Singers • The New South Festival Singers (formerly William Baker Festival Singers) have delighted capacity audiences at Piccolo annually since 1989 with their signature blend of dramatic classical works, spirituals and gospel songs. Music Director Lynn Swanson leads the 2022 program entitled "Feeling Human, A Journey Through the Soul" that will include works from Gregorian chant to Faure to Beethoven to Sacred Harp hymns to rousing spirituals and gospels. The program includes the Charleston premiers by distinguished composers Sean Sweeden, Carolina Mallonee and Daniel Sabghabaei. Early arrival is recommended for best seats.

5:00PM
Theater

Stelle di Domani: Over the Rainbow: A Coming Out Story • A one-person show written and performed by AP Hart. This one-person show tells the story of AP Hart’s 18-year coming out journey in just 45 minutes! From heartbreak and friendships to finding a way over the rainbow, Hart will accompany these anecdotes with well-known classics, as well as an original piece composed by AP Hart.

5:00PM
Music

Taylor Festival Choir: Reaching for the Light at 2nd Pres • The Taylor Festival Choir, led by founder Rob Taylor, performs a program of inspiring spiritual music featuring two settings of the Miserere liturgical text: one being Allegri’s famous setting that was for centuries only heard in the Sistine Chapel; the other by Sir James MacMillan, one of today’s classical scenes greatest composers. Also featured is “His Light Still Shines,” a rousing work by Moses Hogan celebrating MLK’s life and enduring impact. The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus will perform with the TFC in one additional work on the June 1 concert.

7:00PM
Theater

Stelle di Domani: The Swing of the Sea • Center Stage presents The Swing of the Sea by Molly Hagan. Boots, a girl who wears yellow rain boots even when it isn’t raining, and a boy called Eggs grieve the death of their best friend Peter. A play about growing old without aging that examines the way fantasy and memory converge when we lose someone we love.


Tuesday, May 31


10:00AM
L'Organo

Eric Pickford • Eric Pickford began his musical endeavors at the age of seven when he started studying violin. An avid multi-instrumentalist, he later began studies on piano and flute, and developed an interest in the organ in 2016 after joining the choirs at St. Philip’s Church, Charleston, SC. He studied that same year with Capers Cross, then organist and choirmaster at St. Philip’s, and continued with Dr. Julia Harlow in 2017, with whom he now studies. Eric is a graduate of the College of Charleston, where he completed double majors and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

9:00AM & 10:30AM
Music

College of Charleston Opera: Billy Goats Gruff • This event is free and open to the public - No ticket or reservation is needed

12:00PM
Music

What's Opera, Doc? • Do you like opera? This concert is for you! Opera arias and ensembles from Handel to Carlisle Floyd are represented. Joshua Brock (Lenski’s aria) and Logan Smith (Gremin’s aria) will sing arias from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Justin Floyd will perform the famous Arm, Arm Ye Brave from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus. Lauren Funkhauser and Abby Oldstrom will represent the French composers Charles Gounod and Jules Massenet, respectively. Andy Michota, Justin Floyd and Joshua Brock will bring to life the opening trio from Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte. Justin Nelson will portray the arrogant sergeant from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. Hälis Rünk will sing Und ob die Wolke Sie Verhülle from Weber’s Der Freischütz and Brian Mengler will perform It’s about the way people is made from Carlisle Floyd’s Susanna.

3:00PM
Theater

Stelle di Domani: The Swing of the Sea • Center Stage presents The Swing of the Sea by Molly Hagan. Boots, a girl who wears yellow rain boots even when it isn’t raining, and a boy called Eggs grieve the death of their best friend Peter. A play about growing old without aging that examines the way fantasy and memory converge when we lose someone we love.

3:00PM
Music

Vivaldi's Four Seasons • Join us at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church as Violinist Micah Gangwer and members of the Charleston Symphony will perform one of the most emblematic works of the baroque era.

4:00PM 
Music

Taylor Festival Choir Soloists • This concert features several of the professional singers in the TFC as they perform works from the classical, Broadway and folk genres. Whether it is an aria by Mozart or Verdi, a Sondheim or Rodgers and Hammerstein favorite, or an Irish air--there is something for all tastes, delivered by the exciting professional singing talent that comprises the Taylor Festival Choir.

4:00PM
Theater

Stelle di Domani: Stage Readings from the Todd McNerney Playwriting Contest • Staged Readings from the Todd McNerney Playwriting Contest Free staged readings of the 2020 Todd McNerney National Playwriting contest winner and runner-up. Join us for our first staged readings in three years! Previous winning plays have come from such notable playwrights as Caridad Svich (lifetime Obie award winner), Sheila Cowley, Arthur M. Jolly, James Still, William Missouri Downs, and Donnetta Lavinia Grays. Calhoun Annex Room 106 (next to the Chapel Theatre), 172 Calhoun Street Runner-up’s staged reading: Tuesday 5/31 and Wednesday 6/1 at 4pm Winner’s staged reading: Thursday 6/2 and Friday 6/3 at 3pm. Free admission.

7:00PM
Theater

Stelle di Domani: Over the Rainbow: A Coming Out Story • A one-person show written and performed by AP Hart. This one-person show tells the story of AP Hart’s 18-year coming out journey in just 45 minutes! From heartbreak and friendships to finding a way over the rainbow, Hart will accompany these anecdotes with well-known classics, as well as an original piece composed by AP Hart.


Wednesday, June 1


9:00AM & 10:30AM
Music

Animalia Brass • This event is free and open to the public - No ticket or reservation is needed

10:00AM
L'Organo

John Alexander • Dr. John Alexander is the Director of Music and Principal Organist at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC. In this role, he administers a multi-faceted music program including numerous ensembles and a concert series. 

12:00PM
Music

Back to the Future • This concert presents composers of the 20th Century. It will feature Dvorak’s Dumky Trio for violin (Eric Pickford), cello (Zach Butler) and piano (Clara Camacho). Justin Nelson, baritone, will present songs of Gustav Holst and Hälis Rünk, soprano, will sing a set of classical songs from her homeland, Estonia. The concert will conclude with Shostakovich’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, performed by sisters, Anna and Maria Savelyeva.

3:00PM
Music

Bach's Violin • Join us at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church for “Bach’s Violin” The Mount Everest of Fugues. Violin virtuoso, Amos Lawrence, will perform an incredible program including Bach’s riveting and monumental C Major Fugue for solo violin. Joining in the program is harpsichordist, Julia Harlow, performing the delightful Bach Sonata in E Major for Violin and Keyboard.

4:00PM
Theater

Stelle di Domani: Stage Readings from the Todd McNerney Playwriting Contest • Staged Readings from the Todd McNerney Playwriting Contest Free staged readings of the 2020 Todd McNerney National Playwriting contest winner and runner-up. Join us for our first staged readings in three years! Previous winning plays have come from such notable playwrights as Caridad Svich (lifetime Obie award winner), Sheila Cowley, Arthur M. Jolly, James Still, William Missouri Downs, and Donnetta Lavinia Grays. Calhoun Annex Room 106 (next to the Chapel Theatre), 172 Calhoun Street Runner-up’s staged reading: Tuesday 5/31 and Wednesday 6/1 at 4pm Winner’s staged reading: Thursday 6/2 and Friday 6/3 at 3pm. Free admission.

6:00PM
Music

Yuriy Bekker and Gary Levinson • Gary Levinson, violin and Yuriy Bekker, violin

7:00PM
Music

The Charlestones Sing Everything • The Charlestones Sing Everything The Lowcountry’s favorite a cappella group performs an eclectic program containing repertoire from nine genres—Renaissance, hymn, spiritual, country, jazz, Broadway, patriotic, barbershop, and pop!

7:00PM
Music

Taylor Festival Choir: Reaching for the Light at Circular • The Taylor Festival Choir, led by founder Rob Taylor, performs a program of inspiring spiritual music featuring two settings of the Miserere liturgical text: one being Allegri’s famous setting that was for centuries only heard in the Sistine Chapel; the other by Sir James MacMillan, one of today’s classical scenes greatest composers. Also featured is “His Light Still Shines,” a rousing work by Moses Hogan celebrating MLK’s life and enduring impact.

8:00PM
Comedy

Laughway to the Weekend • Come laugh it up with us halfway to the weekend! This improv comedy show will feature 2-3 acts of hilarious improv comedy. Wednesday nights are a Charleston tradition that feature long form improv comedy. Every show is different and completely based on audience suggestions.


Thursday, June 2


10:00AM
L'Organo

Rees Taylor Roberts • Rees Roberts served as the Organist & Choirmaster of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas, where he oversaw a vibrant music program that included a semi-professional choir, a handbell choir, and a monthly concert series.

12:00PM
Music

A Fine Romance • Join us for the beautiful sweeping melodies of Johannes Brahms, Frederik Chopin, Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann! This concert will include famous lieder of Schubert, performed by baritone, Justin Nelson and the lieder of Schumann, performed by Brian Mengler. Clara Camacho, piano, will present Chopin’s Ballade N1 Op. 23 in G minor and Laura Diaz, violin, will perform the Gypsy Airs by Sarasate. Brahms’ Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 38 will be performed by Maria and Anna Savelyeva.

3:00PM
Theater

Stelle di Domani: Stage Readings from the Todd McNerney Playwriting Contest • Staged Readings from the Todd McNerney Playwriting Contest Free staged readings of the 2020 Todd McNerney National Playwriting contest winner and runner-up. Join us for our first staged readings in three years! Previous winning plays have come from such notable playwrights as Caridad Svich (lifetime Obie award winner), Sheila Cowley, Arthur M. Jolly, James Still, William Missouri Downs, and Donnetta Lavinia Grays. Calhoun Annex Room 106 (next to the Chapel Theatre), 172 Calhoun Street Runner-up’s staged reading: Tuesday 5/31 and Wednesday 6/1 at 4pm Winner’s staged reading: Thursday 6/2 and Friday 6/3 at 3pm. Free admission.

3:00PM
Music

Mozart in Old St. Mary's • A Little Night Music. This all Mozart program features the complete Eine Kleine Nachtmusick, an early Mozart String Quartet, and one of Mozart’s charming Divertimentos. Members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will bring the music of Mozart alive in the ambiance and bright acoustic of St. Mary’s. 

5:00PM
Theatre

Bach’s Coffee Cantata and Menotti’s The Telephone • Charleston Opera Theater and the Summerville Orchestra partner to stage this charming double bill of Bach’s Coffee Cantata and Menotti’s The Telephone and will be hosted at Mercantile and Mash at 701 E. Bay Street. This amusing and immersive performance experience brings the audience into the scenery of the drama at one of Charleston’s most chic cafés.

7:00PM
Music

MPPC Fine Arts Recital:Regina Helcher Yost & Friends • This event is free and open to the public – No ticket or reservation is needed

7:00PM
Music

Taylor Festival Choir: Reaching for the Light in Summerville • The Taylor Festival Choir, led by founder Rob Taylor, performs a program of inspiring spiritual music featuring two settings of the Miserere liturgical text: one being Allegri’s famous setting that was for centuries only heard in the Sistine Chapel; the other by Sir James MacMillan, one of today’s classical scenes greatest composers. Also featured is “His Light Still Shines,” a rousing work by Moses Hogan celebrating MLK’s life and enduring impact. The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus will perform with the TFC in one additional work on the June 1 concert.

7:00PM
Music

Magnolia Singers with Ann Caldwell • Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers performs a cappella, spirituals indigenous to the Lowcountry. 

8:00PM
Theater

Dot • Art Forms & Theatre Concepts presents Dot by Colman Domingo and guest directed by Miriam Crawford Grant. The Shealys, a West Philadelphia family, gather for the holidays in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy-drama. Dotty's memory is slipping as her three adult children – an overwhelmed attorney, a gay musicologist with marital problems, and an aspiring actress hoping to appear on Celebrity Mud Fight – clash over how best to care for their proud, lovable matriarch as well as for themselves. Memory is a funny thing; losing your memory and losing your mind are two completely different things!

7:30PM
Literary

Secrets of Dracula . . . Unearthed • Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Dracula! Tiptoe behind the scenes of the world’s most enduring literary horror with Dacre Stoker, international bestselling author, Dracula scholar, and descendant of Bram Stoker, and Andrea St. Amand, evidential psychic medium and internationally recognized paranormal expert. Through an audio/visual presentation with dramatic readings by Braxton Williams playing Bram Stoker, they unravel the influences, superstitions and non-fictional events that led to the creation of this beloved supernatural novel. Join them as they reveal unpublished portions of the novel, disclose the recently discovered location of Castle Dracula, and foray into the brilliant mind and influences that created, Dracula . . . if you dare.

8:00PM
Comedy

F.B.I.* (*Finch Boys Improv) • Good improv groups often feel like family. This one actually is family! Timmy Finch, veteran of The Have Nots! Comedy Improv and nine-time winner of Charleston’s Best Local Comic teams up with his best friend and son Cahal to deliver quick witted, feel good, made up family fun. Come see an old man and the next generation.


Friday, June 3


10:00AM
L'Organo

Timothy Tikker • Dr. Timothy Tikker was born in San Francisco, CA. He obtained Bachelor of Music magna cum laude in Organ Performance at San Francisco State University, and a Master of Music in Organ Performance at the University of Oregon, Eugene. Supported by the Ruth Lorraine Close Award from the University of Oregon, he studied organ improvisation with Jean Langlais in Paris, France, who called Tikker “one of the most gifted temperaments I have ever encountered.” He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance at the University of Michigan under Marilyn Mason. For over forty years, Tikker has served both as a church organist and music director.

12:00PM
Music

All that Jazz - CofC Jazz • CofC Jazz Combo 1 is a quartet of the finest student jazz musicians in the Department of Music. All four of these players are performing professionally on a regular basis, all around the Charleston area. They will be performing their own special versions of jazz standards, both from the Broadway songbook as well as music by celebrated jazz composers such as Wayne Shorter and Chick Corea. Davis Lentz - saxophone Misha Pekar - piano McCarthy Fitch - bass Alex Brouwer - drums

3:00PM
Theater

Stelle di Domani: Stage Readings from the Todd McNerney Playwriting Contest • Staged Readings from the Todd McNerney Playwriting Contest Free staged readings of the 2020 Todd McNerney National Playwriting contest winner and runner-up. Join us for our first staged readings in three years! Previous winning plays have come from such notable playwrights as Caridad Svich (lifetime Obie award winner), Sheila Cowley, Arthur M. Jolly, James Still, William Missouri Downs, and Donnetta Lavinia Grays. Calhoun Annex Room 106 (next to the Chapel Theatre), 172 Calhoun Street Runner-up’s staged reading: Tuesday 5/31 and Wednesday 6/1 at 4pm Winner’s staged reading: Thursday 6/2 and Friday 6/3 at 3pm. Free admission.

6:00PM
Theatre

Bach’s Coffee Cantata and Menotti’s The Telephone • Charleston Opera Theater and the Summerville Orchestra partner to stage this charming double bill of Bach’s Coffee Cantata and Menotti’s The Telephone and will be hosted at Mercantile and Mash at 701 E. Bay Street. This amusing and immersive performance experience brings the audience into the scenery of the drama at one of Charleston’s most chic cafés.

6:00PM
Music

Charleston Academy of Music Faculty • Irina Pevzner, piano; Yun Hao Jiang, cello; Philip Lipton, clarinet; Nina Sandberg, violin; Ulyana Machneva, guitar; Jonathan Kammer, saxophone.

7:30PM
Literary

Secrets of Dracula . . . Unearthed • Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Dracula! Tiptoe behind the scenes of the world’s most enduring literary horror with Dacre Stoker, international bestselling author, Dracula scholar, and descendant of Bram Stoker, and Andrea St. Amand, evidential psychic medium and internationally recognized paranormal expert. Through an audio/visual presentation with dramatic readings by Braxton Williams playing Bram Stoker, they unravel the influences, superstitions and non-fictional events that led to the creation of this beloved supernatural novel. Join them as they reveal unpublished portions of the novel, disclose the recently discovered location of Castle Dracula, and foray into the brilliant mind and influences that created, Dracula . . . if you dare.

8:00PM
Comedy

The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Company • No scripts! All improv! The Have Nots! Is the longest running show in Charleston. This high-energy comedy improv show is entirely based on your audience suggestion so every show is different. The Have Nots! will perform their unique brand improv comedy AND you never know who will join them on the stage! Come find out why critics say “The Have Nots! have it!”

8:00PM
Theater

Dot • Art Forms & Theatre Concepts presents Dot by Colman Domingo and guest directed by Miriam Crawford Grant. The Shealys, a West Philadelphia family, gather for the holidays in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy-drama. Dotty's memory is slipping as her three adult children – an overwhelmed attorney, a gay musicologist with marital problems, and an aspiring actress hoping to appear on Celebrity Mud Fight – clash over how best to care for their proud, lovable matriarch as well as for themselves. Memory is a funny thing; losing your memory and losing your mind are two completely different things!


Saturday, June 4


11:00AM
Music/Visual Art

Rising Stars • Now in its 14th year, Palmetto State Arts Education will host its Rising Stars Series will showcase young actors, dancers, musicians, writers and visual artists in the high-profile venue as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. A series of six programs, each program will feature 6 young artists and/or ensembles in a conversation and performance format. All programs are presented at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church across from Marion Square on King Street in the heart of downtown Charleston. Schedule of performers: HTTPS://WWW.PALMETTOARTSED.ORG/RISING-STARS.HTML

2:00PM & 7:30PM
Literary

Secrets of Dracula . . . Unearthed • Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Dracula! Tiptoe behind the scenes of the world’s most enduring literary horror with Dacre Stoker, international bestselling author, Dracula scholar, and descendant of Bram Stoker, and Andrea St. Amand, evidential psychic medium and internationally recognized paranormal expert. Through an audio/visual presentation with dramatic readings by Braxton Williams playing Bram Stoker, they unravel the influences, superstitions and non-fictional events that led to the creation of this beloved supernatural novel. Join them as they reveal unpublished portions of the novel, disclose the recently discovered location of Castle Dracula, and foray into the brilliant mind and influences that created, Dracula . . . if you dare.

2:00PM
Theater

Dot • Art Forms & Theatre Concepts presents Dot by Colman Domingo and guest directed by Miriam Crawford Grant. The Shealys, a West Philadelphia family, gather for the holidays in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy-drama. Dotty's memory is slipping as her three adult children – an overwhelmed attorney, a gay musicologist with marital problems, and an aspiring actress hoping to appear on Celebrity Mud Fight – clash over how best to care for their proud, lovable matriarch as well as for themselves. Memory is a funny thing; losing your memory and losing your mind are two completely different things!

2:00PM
Music

The Sound of Charleston • Experience the music that helps define Charleston’s history and unique charm. The longest running musical show in Charleston history features a diverse mix of gospel, Gershwin, jazz, Civil War songs, and light classics. Performers include Mayor John Tecklenburg, Ann Caldwell, Carl Bright, CSO artists Charles Messersmith and Jessica Hall-Dambaugh, and many more. Frommers Travel Guide calls The Sound of Charleston “the best time out in Charleston…a must see performance. Specific program details at www.soundofcharleston.com.

3:00PM
Music/Visual Art

Rising Stars • Now in its 14th year, Palmetto State Arts Education will host its Rising Stars Series will showcase young actors, dancers, musicians, writers and visual artists in the high-profile venue as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. A series of six programs, each program will feature 6 young artists and/or ensembles in a conversation and performance format. All programs are presented at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church across from Marion Square on King Street in the heart of downtown Charleston. Schedule of performers: HTTPS://WWW.PALMETTOARTSED.ORG/RISING-STARS.HTML

4:00PM
Theatre

Bach’s Coffee Cantata and Menotti’s The Telephone • Charleston Opera Theater and the Summerville Orchestra partner to stage this charming double bill of Bach’s Coffee Cantata and Menotti’s The Telephone and will be hosted at Mercantile and Mash at 701 E. Bay Street. This amusing and immersive performance experience brings the audience into the scenery of the drama at one of Charleston’s most chic cafés.

6:00PM
Music

Natalia Khoma and Volodymyr Vynnytsky • College of Charleston Department of Music, cellist Natalia Khoma and pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky, are featured soloists in the U.S. tour of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU). Hailing from Ukraine, both Vynnytsky and Khoma, who are a couple, are honorary professors at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, otherwise known as the Kiev Conservatory, as well as Lviv State Academy of Music and the Odessa State Music Academy. They have made a name for themselves as “solo soulmates.”

6:00PM
Comedy

Clean Improv Comedy Show • Have you ever been to an improv show and thought, "I'd love to bring my parents or my 10 year old, but it's just not clean enough for them"? Well, now we've got you covered! Theatre 99 is presenting a one hour hilarious short form show that is clean as a whistle. No need to take cover from "F" bombs. This show is chock-full of fun and is just as side-splittingly funny as what you've come to expect here at Theatre 99. All improv - all based on your suggestions.

6:30PM
Theatre

Bach’s Coffee Cantata and Menotti’s The Telephone • Charleston Opera Theater and the Summerville Orchestra partner to stage this charming double bill of Bach’s Coffee Cantata and Menotti’s The Telephone and will be hosted at Mercantile and Mash at 701 E. Bay Street. This amusing and immersive performance experience brings the audience into the scenery of the drama at one of Charleston’s most chic cafés.

7:30PM
Theater

You Might As Well Live • The one-woman show, You Might As Well Live, is the story of literary icon Dorothy Parker. The play explores our deepest desire to leave a mark on this world and discover what our legacy will be. On the eve of her death, and determined to be remembered as more than the creator of such quips as ‘I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy’, Dorothy takes a pilgrimage through her own past. In a journey packed with quick wit and a biting tongue, she sets out to make her mark in the literary scene of 1930’s New York City. From writing copy at Vogue Magazine to theatrical reviews at Vanity Fair, becoming an original member of the famed Algonquin Round Table to scripting classic films in Hollywood (such as A Star Is Born), You Might As Well Live explores Dorothy as she climbs the ladder of success, fighting for acclaim and recognition as a female author in a male dominated world. She writes to escape her life only to discover that’s what her writing becomes.

8:00PM
Comedy

Take the Funny and Run • Some of the funniest improv you’ll see anywhere. Theatre 99 is Charleston’s year round home for improv comedy where audiences come to laugh until it hurts. Bring your suggestions for the quick-witted Theatre 99 ensemble members who will take your suggestions...and rock out hilarious unscripted scenes. Guaranteed to make you laugh!

9:30PM
Music

Shaggin and Braggin • Jay White brings Shaggin' and Braggin'. Come experience what is 1/2 concert and 1/2 TEDTalk about South Carolina’s music and the fun personalities behind it all! With humorous stories and anecdotes you will be treated to a stage full of musicians driving the sounds of people like Dizzy Gillespie, James Brown, Hootie and the Blowfish and more. Edgy, as music always is, but appropriate for all ages!


Sunday, June 5


2:00PM 
Literary

Secrets of Dracula . . . Unearthed • Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Dracula! Tiptoe behind the scenes of the world’s most enduring literary horror with Dacre Stoker, international bestselling author, Dracula scholar, and descendant of Bram Stoker, and Andrea St. Amand, evidential psychic medium and internationally recognized paranormal expert. Through an audio/visual presentation with dramatic readings by Braxton Williams playing Bram Stoker, they unravel the influences, superstitions and non-fictional events that led to the creation of this beloved supernatural novel. Join them as they reveal unpublished portions of the novel, disclose the recently discovered location of Castle Dracula, and foray into the brilliant mind and influences that created, Dracula . . . if you dare.

2:00PM
Music

Gershwin and Jazz with an All Star Cast • In this special series finale, we have assembled an all star cast of Charleston entertainers to highlight the City’s rich jazz history and, of course, the timeless music of George Gershwin, who wrote “Porgy and Bess” on Folly Beach in 1919. Mayor John Tecklenburg & Mark Sterbank perform jazz and reflect on its role in our history. Soprano Shanelle Wood and baritone Ramelle Brooks, both of whom have performed “Porgy” on the local stage, will reprise hits from the opera, including the iconic “Summertime”. The program concludes with a stirring rendition of “Rhapsody in Blue” with Ghadi Shayban and Maida Libkin on the piano.

3:00PM
Theater

You Might As Well Live • The one-woman show, You Might As Well Live, is the story of literary icon Dorothy Parker. The play explores our deepest desire to leave a mark on this world and discover what our legacy will be. On the eve of her death, and determined to be remembered as more than the creator of such quips as ‘I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy’, Dorothy takes a pilgrimage through her own past. In a journey packed with quick wit and a biting tongue, she sets out to make her mark in the literary scene of 1930’s New York City. From writing copy at Vogue Magazine to theatrical reviews at Vanity Fair, becoming an original member of the famed Algonquin Round Table to scripting classic films in Hollywood (such as A Star Is Born), You Might As Well Live explores Dorothy as she climbs the ladder of success, fighting for acclaim and recognition as a female author in a male dominated world. She writes to escape her life only to discover that’s what her writing becomes.

5:00PM
Music

Lowcountry Voices: Hymnology • This event is free and open to the public - RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED

6:00PM
Theater

Dot • Art Forms & Theatre Concepts presents Dot by Colman Domingo and guest directed by Miriam Crawford Grant. The Shealys, a West Philadelphia family, gather for the holidays in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy-drama. Dotty's memory is slipping as her three adult children – an overwhelmed attorney, a gay musicologist with marital problems, and an aspiring actress hoping to appear on Celebrity Mud Fight – clash over how best to care for their proud, lovable matriarch as well as for themselves. Memory is a funny thing; losing your memory and losing your mind are two completely different things!

8:30PM
Music

HALO's Wunderbar Cabaret • Hailed as “glamorous on stage, but regular at home” international stars in opera and musical theatre, Leah Edwards and Dimitri Pittas, are thrilled to include you in their journey of laughter, defeat, triumph and most of all, love. In this tale, they trade champagne toasts for changing diapers and reveal that life is never what it seems. Join them for an adventurous evening of story and song!


3:00PM
L'Organo

Anthony Rispo • Anthony Rispo is a classical organist, songwriter, composer, and improviser. Daydream, an original work for organ solo by Anthony, was aired on National Public Radio’s Pipedreams, both archived and live.


Monday, June 6


10:00AM
L'Organo

Daniel Sansone • Daniel Sansone is the Director of Music at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, Charleston, SC. A native of Syracuse, NY, Dan received a Master of Music in Organ Performance and Literature from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia. He has held numerous church positions including serving as Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Ignatius Loyola Cathedral in Palm Beach, FL, and serving as organist at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Portland, OR.

12:00PM
Music

To Infinity and Beyond • Join us for a concert of cutting edge composers! The music of Schoenburg, Prokofiev, Argento, Bolcom and Stravinsky are presented here. Prokofiev’s Sonata N3 Op. 28 in A minor will be performed by Clara Camacho, piano while Abigail Oldstrom, soprano, will be featured in selections from the Six Elizabethan Songs by Dominic Argento. Anna Savelyeva, piano, will present Stravinsky’s Trois mouvements de Petrouchka. Reed Kurtz, piano, will play The Garden of Eden, I. Old Adam by Bolcom and Eric Pickford will be featured at the piano in two movements from Schoenberg’s Drei Klavierstucke, Op. 11.

3:00PM
Music

Vivaldi's Four Seasons • Join us at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church as Violinist Micah Gangwer and members of the Charleston Symphony will perform one of the most emblematic works of the baroque era.

6:00PM
Music

The Romantic Harp with Abigail Kent • Join harpist Abigail Kent, flutist John Samuel Roper, and pianist Irina Pevzner for an evening of romantic music. The program includes: Rota, Sonata (13 minutes) Flute and harp Fauré, Une châtelaine en sa tour, Op. 110 (5 minutes) Solo harp Renié, Pièce Symphonique (9 minutes) Solo harp Ravel, Piece en forme de Habanera (3 minutes) Flute and harp Caplet, Deux Divertissements (10 minutes) Solo harp Pierné, Concertstück (14 minutes) Harp and piano. This event is free and open to the public - No ticket or reservation is needed


Tuesday, June 7


10:00AM
L'Organo

Julia Harlow • Dr. Julia Harlow is Director of Music/Organist at Second Presbyterian Church in Charleston, organist for Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue and teaches organ and harpsichord privately and at The College of Charleston. Her Bachelor of Music degree (organ) is from the University of Iowa and masters (Early Keyboard Performance) and doctoral (DMA, organ) degrees are from the University of Oregon in Eugene.

12:00PM
Music

Mostly Mozart • Six centuries of music for a beloved instrument. Steve Rosenberg, accompanied by Julia Harlow will perform a program from the 12th to 16th century using a wide collection of instruments. A program for the connoisseur and early music enthusiast. Instruments and repertoire will be introduced to the audience.

3:00PM
Music

The Virtuoso Recorder • Six centuries of music for a beloved instrument. Steve Rosenberg, accompanied by Julia Harlow will perform a program from the 12th to 16th century using a wide collection of instruments. A program for the connoisseur and early music enthusiast. Instruments and repertoire will be introduced to the audience.

6:00PM
Film

Our (Almost Completely True) Story • She’s tall, classy and famous. He’s short, Jewish and hides behind Groucho Marx and Woody Allen impressions. Despite their baggage, as these opposites attract, they find it’s never too late for love in this (mostly) true-life romantic comedy featuring Mariette Hartley, Jerry Sroka and with appearances by Bernie Kopell, Morgan Fairchild, Tess Harper, Sam McMurray, and Peter MacNicol.

6:00PM
Music/Visual Art

Post Life Crisis • Post-Life Crisis, an eclectic alternative rock band, will present a multimedia event of performance art, visual art and rock music addressing a world in crisis with heart, humor and hope. PLC is band comprised of all ages and types — from a surrealist painter (Duke Hagerty) to a schoolteacher (John Ewing) to an urban technician and portrait painter (Blake Ryan) to a healthcare consultant (Jim Prutting) to a writer (Gary Smith) — and its show targets all ages and types, absolutely including children who like to shimmy!


Wednesday, June 8


10:00AM
L'Organo

Debra Dickensheets • Debra Ramsey Dickensheets, a native of the Carolina Lowcountry, is now based in the Atlanta area. She maintains a private teaching studio and serves as music director and organist at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Atlanta.

2:00PM
Music

The Sound of Charleston • Experience the music that helps define Charleston’s history and unique charm. The longest running musical show in Charleston history features a diverse mix of gospel, Gershwin, jazz, Civil War songs, and light classics. Performers include Mayor John Tecklenburg, Ann Caldwell, Carl Bright, CSO artists Charles Messersmith and Jessica Hall-Dambaugh, and many more. Frommers Travel Guide calls The Sound of Charleston “the best time out in Charleston…a must see performance. Specific program details at www.soundofcharleston.com.

3:00PM
Music

Mozart in Old St. Mary's • A Little Night Music. This all Mozart program features the complete Eine Kleine Nachtmusick, an early Mozart String Quartet, and one of Mozart’s charming Divertimentos. Members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will bring the music of Mozart alive in the ambiance and bright acoustic of St. Mary’s.

6:00PM
Music/Visual Art

Post Life Crisis • Post-Life Crisis, an eclectic alternative rock band, will present a multimedia event of performance art, visual art and rock music addressing a world in crisis with heart, humor and hope. PLC is band comprised of all ages and types — from a surrealist painter (Duke Hagerty) to a schoolteacher (John Ewing) to an urban technician and portrait painter (Blake Ryan) to a healthcare consultant (Jim Prutting) to a writer (Gary Smith) — and its show targets all ages and types, absolutely including children who like to shimmy!

6:00PM
Film

Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen • Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen captures the humor and drama of director Norman Jewison's quest to recreate the lost world of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia and re-envision the beloved stage hit as a wide-screen epic. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Daniel Raim puts us in the director's chair and in Jewison's heart and mind, drawing on rare behind-the-scenes footage, original storyboards, and never-before-seen stills as well as original interviews.

7:00PM
Music

The Charlestones: Love is in the Air • Love Is In the Air The Lowcountry’s favorite a cappella group performs some of the greatest love songs ever written, incorporating Renaissance, jazz, Broadway, country, barbershop, and pop!

8:00PM
Comedy

Laughway to the Weekend • Come laugh it up with us halfway to the weekend! This improv comedy show will feature 2-3 acts of hilarious improv comedy. Wednesday nights are a Charleston tradition that feature long form improv comedy. Every show is different and completely based on audience suggestions.


Thursday, June 9


10:00AM
L'Organo

Jacob Benda • Dr. Jacob Benda, Chapel Organist & Assistant Director of Music at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN, has been featured as solo recitalist and lecturer at universities, festivals and cathedrals throughout the United States. He will make his European debut in August 2022 playing solo concerts at Magdeburg Cathedral and Peter-Paulskirche in Germany.

6:00PM
Film

Paul Newman, Behind Blue Eyes • From the very beginning, actor Paul Newman captivated the cinema audience with his exceptional azure eyes. The reserved Newman himself finds it trivial and even disturbing that everyone is so taken with his appearance. The actor and director - who has played in more than sixty films and directed twelve of them - prefers to focus on his work and family. In Paul Newman, Behind Blue Eyes director Pierre-François Gaudry covers Newman’s films, passions, political views and civic battles, to discover the life and personality of the actor, the family man, and the philanthropist, hiding behind his blue eyes.

6:00PM
Music/Visual Art

Post Life Crisis • Post-Life Crisis, an eclectic alternative rock band, will present a multimedia event of performance art, visual art and rock music addressing a world in crisis with heart, humor and hope. PLC is band comprised of all ages and types — from a surrealist painter (Duke Hagerty) to a schoolteacher (John Ewing) to an urban technician and portrait painter (Blake Ryan) to a healthcare consultant (Jim Prutting) to a writer (Gary Smith) — and its show targets all ages and types, absolutely including children who like to shimmy!

7:00PM
Dance

Stelle di Domani: Beautifully Weathered • The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance proudly supports the annual residency concert with Annex Dance Company. Beautifully Weathered presents students and professionals sharing the stage in modern dance works that celebrate the resilience of human connection.

7:30PM
Comedy

Mary Kay Has a Posse • They’re back! Charleston's original all-female improv comedy group! Part talk show format (similar to The View), part long form improv, ALL funny! Bitingly witty, unpredictable, and politically incorrect the ladies of “Posse Talk” break all the rules. “An unforgettable night of laughing ’til your face hurts.” Charleston City Paper If you are easily offended or feel that a woman's place is in the kitchen, stay home. (Adult audiences only)

8:00PM
Theater

Dot • Art Forms & Theatre Concepts presents Dot by Colman Domingo and guest directed by Miriam Crawford Grant. The Shealys, a West Philadelphia family, gather for the holidays in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy-drama. Dotty's memory is slipping as her three adult children – an overwhelmed attorney, a gay musicologist with marital problems, and an aspiring actress hoping to appear on Celebrity Mud Fight – clash over how best to care for their proud, lovable matriarch as well as for themselves. Memory is a funny thing; losing your memory and losing your mind are two completely different things!


Friday, June 10


10:00AM
L'Organo

Thomas Fielding • Organist and composer Dr. Thomas Fielding is director of music and liturgy for St. Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo, MI and is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs’ School of Music where his principal teacher was Christopher Young.

6:00PM
Dance

Stelle di Domani: Beautifully Weathered • The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance proudly supports the annual residency concert with Annex Dance Company. Beautifully Weathered presents students and professionals sharing the stage in modern dance works that celebrate the resilience of human connection.

6:00PM
Music

The Virtuoso Recorder in Beaufort • Six centuries of music for a beloved instrument. Steve Rosenberg, accompanied by Julia Harlow will perform a program from the 12th to 16th century using a wide collection of instruments. A program for the connoisseur and early music enthusiast. Instruments and repertoire will be introduced to the audience. SPECIAL EVENT IN HISTORIC BEAUFORT First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort; 1201 North Street, Beaufort, SC.

6:00PM
Music

Eastside Celebration featuring Charleston Jazz Momentum • Come out celebrate the arts with your neighbors in the historic landmark Hampstead Square featuring the band Charleston Jazz Momentum.  Check back for local community partners and businesses that will be participating.

8:00PM
Comedy

Take the Funny and Run • Some of the funniest improv you’ll see anywhere. Theatre 99 is Charleston’s year round home for improv comedy where audiences come to laugh until it hurts. Bring your suggestions for the quick-witted Theatre 99 ensemble members who will take your suggestions...and rock out hilarious unscripted scenes. Guaranteed to make you laugh!

8:00PM
Theater

Dot • Art Forms & Theatre Concepts presents Dot by Colman Domingo and guest directed by Miriam Crawford Grant. The Shealys, a West Philadelphia family, gather for the holidays in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy-drama. Dotty's memory is slipping as her three adult children – an overwhelmed attorney, a gay musicologist with marital problems, and an aspiring actress hoping to appear on Celebrity Mud Fight – clash over how best to care for their proud, lovable matriarch as well as for themselves. Memory is a funny thing; losing your memory and losing your mind are two completely different things!


Saturday, June 11


11:00AM
Music/Visual Art

Rising Stars • Now in its 14th year, Palmetto State Arts Education will host its Rising Stars Series will showcase young actors, dancers, musicians, writers and visual artists in the high-profile venue as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. A series of six programs, each program will feature 6 young artists and/or ensembles in a conversation and performance format. All programs are presented at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church across from Marion Square on King Street in the heart of downtown Charleston. Schedule of performers: HTTPS://WWW.PALMETTOARTSED.ORG/RISING-STARS.HTML

3:00PM
Music/Visual Art

Rising Stars • Now in its 14th year, Palmetto State Arts Education will host its Rising Stars Series will showcase young actors, dancers, musicians, writers and visual artists in the high-profile venue as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. A series of six programs, each program will feature 6 young artists and/or ensembles in a conversation and performance format. All programs are presented at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church across from Marion Square on King Street in the heart of downtown Charleston. Schedule of performers: HTTPS://WWW.PALMETTOARTSED.ORG/RISING-STARS.HTML

6:00PM
Comedy

Mary Kay Has a Posse • They’re back! Charleston's original all-female improv comedy group! Part talk show format (similar to The View), part long form improv, ALL funny! Bitingly witty, unpredictable, and politically incorrect the ladies of “Posse Talk” break all the rules. “An unforgettable night of laughing ’til your face hurts.” Charleston City Paper If you are easily offended or feel that a woman's place is in the kitchen, stay home. (Adult audiences only)

8:00PM
Comedy

The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Company • No scripts! All improv! The Have Nots! Is the longest running show in Charleston. This high-energy comedy improv show is entirely based on your audience suggestion so every show is different. The Have Nots! will perform their unique brand improv comedy AND you never know who will join them on the stage! Come find out why critics say “The Have Nots! have it!”

8:00PM
Theater

Dot • Art Forms & Theatre Concepts presents Dot by Colman Domingo and guest directed by Miriam Crawford Grant. The Shealys, a West Philadelphia family, gather for the holidays in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy-drama. Dotty's memory is slipping as her three adult children – an overwhelmed attorney, a gay musicologist with marital problems, and an aspiring actress hoping to appear on Celebrity Mud Fight – clash over how best to care for their proud, lovable matriarch as well as for themselves. Memory is a funny thing; losing your memory and losing your mind are two completely different things!


Sunday, June 12


3:00PM
Theater

Dot • Art Forms & Theatre Concepts presents Dot by Colman Domingo and guest directed by Miriam Crawford Grant. The Shealys, a West Philadelphia family, gather for the holidays in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy-drama. Dotty's memory is slipping as her three adult children – an overwhelmed attorney, a gay musicologist with marital problems, and an aspiring actress hoping to appear on Celebrity Mud Fight – clash over how best to care for their proud, lovable matriarch as well as for themselves. Memory is a funny thing; losing your memory and losing your mind are two completely different things!

3:00PM
Music

Ladino Meets Latino with Susana Behar • Singer Susana Behar returns to Charleston to present her concert, ‘Ladino Meets Latino’. Inspired by her distinct heritage in which migration, exile and acculturation have been ever present, Susana will take the audience on a musical journey through Spain, the Ottoman Empire and the Americas. An encounter of sorts between cultures, Susana will present songs from the Spanish, Sephardic and Latin repertoire accompanied by her ensemble of extraordinary musicians from around the world.

6:00PM
Music

Jewish Exiles in Hollywood: Chamber Music with Yuriy Bekker and Friends • Enjoy an evening of intimate chamber music by Jewish composers in the beautiful and historic KKBE synagogue, featuring Charleston’s own critically-acclaimed violinist, Yuriy Bekker. This year Yuriy will join forces with renowned violinist/violist Michael Klotz and their musical colleagues. The program will feature Jewish composers who fled the Nazi regime and eventually landed in Hollywood. These composers played a crucial role in developing the iconic Hollywood sound. Come and enjoy beautiful music by Milhaud, Tansman, Herrmann, Rosza, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Korngold, Weill and Waxman.

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