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Charleston Gears up for Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

Artwork provided by SEWE

Now in its 29th year, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is one of the largest wildlife art and nature events in the nation, attracting more than 30,000 attendees to beautiful Charleston, SC each year. Running February 18-20, SEWE ’11 will offer diverse exhibits and events in venues throughout downtown Charleston with approximately 120 artists and 300 exhibitors. Events include Birds of Prey flights and children’s activities in Marion Square; chef demos and presentations by Busch Wildlife Sanctuary and Living With Wolves at Gaillard Auditorium, Dock Dogs competitions and retriever demos at Brittlebank Park, lectures, original art at Charleston Place, Mills House, and Francis Marion, nature film screenings, vendors, food, music and much more.

Photo provided by SEWEch more.

Tickets start at $10/day, and children 10 and under are free. SEWE provides free shuttle service between venues during show hours with a ticket or badge. VIP packages offer extra perks and after-hours activities, including an artist reception, black-tie gala/auction, the SEWE Soiree, a fun, casual party with oysters, BBQ and live music, and access to the hospitality suites throughout the weekend. These packages, which have sold out in recent years, start at just $350 for two people. For more information visit www.sewe.com.

Event Schedule:

Friday, February 18:

9:30 a.m. Dock Dogs® registration opens; competition “waves” throughout the day Brittlebank Park

10 a.m-6 p.m. All exhibits open

10:30 a.m. Cooking Demo Chef Jeremiah Bacon, Oak Steakhouse “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

11 a.m. Fly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park

11 a.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show Gaillard Aud

11 a.m. Photo Presentation: “Flamingos of Kenya” Francis Marion

11 a.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

12 p.m. Lecture: “Intro t

o Plein Air Painting” (ticket not required) Chas County Library

12 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Nathan Whiting, Tristan “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

12 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

1 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Michelle Weaver, Charleston Grill, “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

1 p.m. Film:Lords of Nature” Charleston Music Hall

2 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Simon Andrews, Swamp Fox, “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

2:30 p.m. Lecture: “Carl Brenders: How & Why” (ticket not required) Chas County Library

3 p.m. Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt Charleston Place

3 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Fred Neuville, Fat Hen “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

3 p.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

3:30 p.m. Cast Net Demonstration Brittlebank Park

3:30 p.m. “Living With Wolves”

Presentation Gaillard Aud

4 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

5 p.m. Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt Auction Charleston Place

6-8 p.m. SEWE King Street Stroll (ticket not required) King Street

Saturday, February 19:

Photo provided by SEWE

9:30 a.m. Dock Dogs® – registration opens; competition “waves” throughout the day Brittlebank Park

10 a.m.-6 p.m. ALL EXHIBITS OPEN

10:30 a.m. Cooking Demo Chef Miles Huff, The Culinary Institute of Charleston “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

11 a.m. Children’s Puppet Show Charleston Music Hall

11:30 a.m. Saltwater Inshore 101 Brittlebank Park

11:30 a.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

12 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Frank Lee, Old Village PosthouseCertified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

12 p.m. Lecture: “American Sculpture & the Huntington Legacy” (ticket not required) Chas County Library

12:30 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

1 p.m. Living With Wolves Presentation Gaillard Aud

1 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef John Ondo, Lana “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

2 p.m. Children’s Puppet Show Charleston Music Hall

2 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Marc Collins, Circa 1886 “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

3 p.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

3 p.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show Gaillard Aud

3:30 p.m. Fly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park

4 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

5 p.m. Film: “Story of the ACE Basin” Charleston Music Hall

Sunday, February 20:

9:30 a.m. Dock Dogs® – registration opens; competition “waves” throughout the day Brittlebank Park

10 a.m.-5 p.m. ALL EXHIBITS OPEN

11:30 .m. Fly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park

Photo provided by SEWE

12 p.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show Gaillard Aud

12 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Jason Houser, MeatHouse “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

12 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

1 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Steve Lusby, 82 Queen “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

1 p.m. Film: “The Story of the ACE Basin” Charleston Music Hall

1 p.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

2 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef David Pell, Coast Bar & Grill “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

2 p.m. Fly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park

2:30 p.m. Dock Dogs® Finals Brittlebank

3 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Jason Reed, Boone Hall Farms “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Auditorium

3 p.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show Gaillard Auditorium

3 p.m. Film:Lords of Nature” Charleston Music Hall

3 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park


Where’s Waldo Sunday FunDay Bar Crawl

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

Carolina Nightlife presents a Sunday FunDay Bar Crawl on King Street as they go for the Guinness Book of World Record for the ‘Most People Dressed as Where’s Waldo in one place’. Waldo Character Costumes (Waldo or Wanda) are mandatory in order to break the record. Costume contests will include Best Wanda, Best Couple and Best Waldo.

Check-in is at Marion Square at 12 pm where crawlers will pick up tickets for free VIP access to all participating bars on the crawl that include Boone’s, Tasty Thai, King St. Grille, Mellow Mushroom, Kickin’ Chicken and Upper Deck. Tickets are $12 in advance at www.whereswaldochs.eventbrite.com or $15 at the door.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Ronald McDonald House and souvenir flip books will be available through Flip Flixx.

For more information or to see who’s going, visit www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=176377569070929.

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21st Annual Lowcountry Blues Bash

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The 21st Annual Lowcountry Blues Bash will be held on February 3-19th in metro Charleston, South Carolina. This music extravaganza will feature 17 days of music at 25 venues with 50 acts performing 93 shows. Highlights from the Bash include:

Friday, Feb. 4th:

Robert Plant & Band of Joy at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center at 8pm

Drink Small (Electric) at Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ in West Ashley at 10pm

Planet D Nonet at The Island House from 7:30pm-10pm

Saturday, Feb 5th:

Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones with Dennis Gruenling at The Reel Bar from 7-10pm

Frankie’s Blues Mission, Wanda Johnson & Shrimp City Slim and Planet D Nonet at IOP Rec Center from 5-8:30pm

Saturday, Feb 5th:

All-Star Blues Jam & Oyster Roast from 12pm-7pm and BIG BILL MORGANFIELD playing afterward at 8 pm at Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ in West Ashley

Thursday, Feb 10th:

Cotton Blue at Aromas 7:30-10:30pm

Friday, Feb. 11th:

Burnside Exploration featuring Garry Burnside with $8 cover at Home Team BBQ on Sullivan’s Island

Sat. Feb 12th:

Rev. Marvin Ward at Southend Brewery from 9pm-12am

Scott Holt (Former guitarist for Buddy Guy) performs for $5 at Home Team BBQ in West Ashley

Sunday, Feb 13th:

Oysters on the Point at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina in Mt. Pleasant with music by SHRIMP CITY SLIM and MAC ARNOLD & PLATE FULL ‘O BLUES from 2-6pm.

Davis Coen & Coldwater Sandwich and Lil Dave Thompson dedication with no cover at Home Team BBQ on Sullivan’s Island

Print the full schedule now at www.bluesbash.com.

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