Thursday, May 22, 2014

Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto

         
            photo credit: charlestoncurrents.com - Seed and Feed Marching Abominable

With over 36 million fellow Americans cramming the highways this Memorial Day weekend, it's a perfect time to stay home in beautiful Charleston...

If you've ever shied away from Spoleto thinking it's a bit too highbrow and the brochure seems too overwhelming, I can assure you it's worth sitting down and carving out some time downtown to take in an event or too. There is truly something for everyone and the performances span every genre of art and music. Many of the performances are free as well, making this a festival of sights and sounds for everyone - you'll see your city in a whole new light. Want to know what the Spoleto festival of arts and music is really all about? Check out this great blog that chronicles in detail all the featured events.

Beginning tomorrow, Friday, May 23rd and running through June 8th, each and every day is jam packed with great options - pull up this schedule at a glance to see what's on offer each day. This Piccolo Spoleto space features a calendar of events that are perfect for young children and are often free.

Pluff Mud Kids' picks a few we know well for opening weekend:

  • For Moms and Dads: Daphne du Maurier’s 'My Cousin Rachel' presented by the Gate Theater of Dublin - Details here
  • For Families: The Charleston Academy of Music Young Performers - details here - Sunday May 23rd and featuring pianist Aidan Sabine (my son! Had to throw that in there...) 
  • For a girls night out: Piccolo Fringe: Mary Kay has a Posse - if you want to laugh out loud, this production is hilarious and full of fresh ideas! details here
  • For even the littlest kids: SEED & FEED MARCHING ABOMINABLE: Patriotic Concert- performing at the Customs House this is one your kids will love! details here
  • For the art lover in all of us: Need a very special piece for your home? Now's your chance to support your local South Carolina artists at Marion Square details here
Spoleto comes but once a year - enjoy as much as you can!

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