Banff Mountain Film Festival coming to the Lowcountry

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Charleston at 7 p.m. Saturday with a presentation at the College of Charleston’s Physicians Auditorium.

The tour is sponsored by Half-Moon Outfitters and benefits Charleston Waterkeeper and the college’s School of Science and Mathematics.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, launches a tour at the conclusion of the fall event, with stops planned in about 400 communities and 35 countries.

The films, about a dozen of them for a total of three hours, feature action and mountain sports as well as environmental concerns.

Tickets are $10 each, $8 for students and available at or any of the retail stores.

Lake City will host 10-day ArtFields extravaganza

Lake City will become a Southern art mecca starting Friday, when ArtFields’ Southern Artfest kicks off.

The 10-day festival will shine a spotlight on 400 works by artists in 11 states, including more than 100 artists from the Charleston area.

The artists will compete for a total of $100,000 in prize money. Attendees will vote for their favorites. Artwork will be exhibited in more than 40 downtown businesses and other venues.

This 10-day epic Southern artfest will feature a variety of art events, including an art competition, workshops, lectures, talks, public art and more.

Most events are free, and ticketed events start at $5.

The full calendar and ticketing information as well as voting instructions can be viewed at

Claflin University choir to sing at Morris Street Baptist Church

The Claflin University Concert Choir will present a concert at 5 p.m. Saturday featuring music of the English Renaissance period, spirituals and more. The concert, hosted by Morris Street Baptist Church, 25 Morris St. downtown, is sponsored by the Education Committee of the Charleston County Missionary Baptist Association.

The choir is led by Isaiah R. McGee, who also is affiliated with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir and Spiritual Ensemble. No tickets are required; an offering will be accepted.

Staff reports