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Bring on the Weekend!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Photographs courtesy of (“Poetic Visions: From Shimmer to Sister Gertrude Morgan”) Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, (Secret Garden) Charleston Stage, & (Cirque de la Symphonie) Charleston Symphony Orchestra

January 23, 2013

Bring on the Weekend!
Check out our picks for seven events going on around town

written by Madison Hartman

If this weekend’s forecast has you planning to stay indoors, think again! Layer up and hit the town for one or all of these can’t-miss events.

January 24-26
The Motherf**ker With The Hat

Not your typical production and not your typical theater, witness the team at PURE in a “high-octane verbal cage match about love, fidelity, and misplaced haberdashery.” Leave the kids at home and grab a ticket for this crazed romp before it’s too late.
PURE Theater, 477 King St. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm. $30; $15 student. (843)723-4444,

January 25-February 23
“Investable Art”

Whether you’re looking to add to a personal collection or are merely a spectator, enjoy this chance to browse the work of seven internationally renowned artists such as Jill Hooper and Frank Strazzulla.
Ann Long Fine Art, 54 Broad St. Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)577-0447,

January 25-March 9
“Poetic Visions: From Shimmer to Sister Gertrude Morgan”

Tap into the world of modern art at the premiere of Lesley Dill’s multi-faceted exhibit, blending visual mediums and language in her own unique way. Join the nationally known, New York-based artist Friday evening for an opening reception of this ongoing exhibit.
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)953-4422,

January 25-February 3
The Secret Garden

Travel back in time and across the pond in Charleston Stage’s adaptation of one of England’s greatest children’s tales.
Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Friday, 7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 3pm. $23. (843)577-5967,

January 26
Charlie Post Classic 15K/5K

Head outside to race in honor of Dr. Charlie Post, a triathlete who passed away in a bicycle accident. You can register day-of but be sure to bring $40 cash along.
Sullivan’s Island Fire Station, 2050 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. Saturday, 8:30am. $30; $25 Charleston Running Club member.

January 26
Gullah Rag Quilting Workshop

Do you prefer your arts to be more hands on? Learn the ways of “Gullah Lady” Sharon Cooper-Murray and go home from this workshop with a handmade quilt.
The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Saturday, 9:30am-1:30pm. $45; $40 member. (843)722-2996,

January 26
Cirque de la Symphonie

Tickets for this event went fast, but if you have a little one who might enjoy the show, head out Saturday morning for a shorter version of this jaw-dropping performance. Watch in awe as this troupe of world-renowned acrobats and aerial flyers journey through the air to the sounds of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.
Sottile Theater, College of Charleston, 44 George St. Saturday, 11am. $39-$19; $15 child under 12. (843)723-7528,