DOLLAR DAYS: Old-school entertainment gets new twist
I don't know about you, but I'm all about catching a show that seems a little, well, different.
And there's one tonight that harks back to the days of sideshow acts at fairs and circuses.
The Pretty Things Peepshow, a touring troupe based in New York, will be bringing their "Broadville" show to Jimbo's Rock Lounge, 1662 Savannah Highway.
This bevy of burlesque beauties and their crew of miscreants will entertain the crowd with sword swallowing, knifes/chainsaws juggling, knife throwing, whip cracking, fire blowing and so much more.
Featuring musical guest Eddy Price, the show starts at 9 p.m. and costs $10.
And on the other end of the spectrum, we have an event, as depicted by the name, that is all about the kiddies.
This annual event, meant to strengthen the family unit, has close to 85 exhibits that are all about discovering, touching, experiencing and learning.
Featuring live music by the V-Tones and entertainment by the Homespun Hoopers, plus jump castles, games and more, this event likely will be appreciated by all members of the family.
Also, this event costs $1, and any proceeds will be allocated for scholarship programs at the Jewish Community Center.
It's scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. at Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. Check out www.charlestonjcc.org/kidsfair.html for details.
While so far we've had extremes, this event is for kids of all ages. Jump and slide on inflatable rides, get a sparkle tattoo, make crafts, have a caricature drawing done and so much more.
Best of all? This 16th annual festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, is free.
There will be live music by youth band The 3 Dudes, not to mention performances by the Academy of Dance Arts, Cario Middle School Troubadours, CD Models and Talent Agency, Home Spun Hoops, Laing and Moultrie Middle School Orchestras and No Sleeves Magic.
The fest takes place at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, 1600 Palmetto Grande Drive. Go to www.comeonovermp.com or call 884-8517.