Things To Do Thursday, July 7, 2016

FILE PHOTO This month’s Yappy Hour event from 4-8 p.m. tonight at the dog park at James Island County Park will feature live music from Return of the MAC and more.

What: “Parallel Thoughts/Single Minded: The Art Quilts of Marlene O'Bryant-Seabrook” with “Prose by EOB3” is a retrospective exhibition showcasing selected quilts by local fiber artist, Dr. Marlene O'Bryant-Seabrook, with prose by her son and published author, Evans O'Bryant, III. “Threading Color” is a mixed-media exhibit that blends paint, fiber elements and thread by N.C. artist Nora Phillips. The public is invited to attend a free reception hosted by the artists in the evening.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. gallery hours; 5-7 p.m. opening reception July 7

Where: North Charleston City Gallery, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: Free

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What: The Charleston Gaillard Center, in partnership with WSCS Live 5 and 105.5 The Bridge, will host this Sizzling Summer Extravaganza, offering one pair of tickets in the orchestra for $50 for 22 shows being performed at the center. Tickets must be purchased in-person.

when: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

where: Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St., downtown Charleston

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What: Give your furry friend some relief from the heat at this month’s Yappy Hour event at the off-leash dog park, with multi-decade and multi-genre hits from Return of the MAC, beverages (adult and non-) will be available for purchase and the canines can stay cool while playing and swimming in the lake. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited.

When: 4-8 p.m.

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive

Price: $2 per person (general park admission)

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What: Tonight’s kickoff to Nash FM’s Rock the Dock Music Series will feature live music from country artist Chuck Wicks out of Nashville, Tenn. and local country/rockabilly/ Americana artist Brady Smith.

when: 6-10 p.m.

where: Red’s Ice House, 98 Church St., Mount Pleasant

price: Free

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What: The Charleston Library Society will host Michele Moore to talk about the release of her historical novel, “The Cigar Factory.” RSVP requested to 843-723-9912 ormstokenberry@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

When: 6-7 p.m.

Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

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What: “The Secret Language of Ikebana.” This Japanese flower arrangement class will teach what distinguishes ikebana from Western forms of flower arrangement and participants will complete two arrangements to take home: one in the ikebana style and one in the free style. Materials provided.

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Ave., North Charleston

Price: $40

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What: Holistic Education and Art Recreation Therapy (HEART), a creative activity program for adults with specials needs, will host the “Happy Days” HeART Show to showcase the students’ multi-media work with assistance from local artists and volunteers. This event is a throwback to the “Happy Days” series set in the 1950s and The Fonz will make several appearances, with live music from jazz/swing/vaudeville group The V-Tones and more. HEART’s Handmade will also have a pop-up shop showcasing arts and crafts and other treats for sale, made by the “Heartists.”

When: 6-7 p.m.

Where: St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 45 Moultrie St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free admission, but donations will be accepted

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What: This summer dance musical is a celebration of Music City: the Grand Ole Opry, Blue Bird Cafe and talents from country to gospel. This “toe-tappin’, boot slingin’ revue” features the songs of Patsy, Reba, Garth, The Judds, Kenny, Dolly and more.

When: 8-9:30 p.m.

Where: Charleston Cabaret Theatre, 873 Folly Road, James Island

Price: $18-$45

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What: What If? Productions presents “The Cannibals.” A New Year’s Eve dinner party is set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic United States. Not suitable for children under age 14 years.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Threshold Theatre, 84 1/2 Society St., downtown Charleston

Price: $20 general; $18 senior/military; $15 student

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What: Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ Downtown and PBR will host Throwdown Thursday featuring live music from Louie D. Project (funk/jazz/rock/hip-hop), beer specials and a late-night food menu. Free admission for food and beverage professionals with a paystub.

When: 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Where: Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ, 126 Williman St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free admission for food and beverage professionals with a paystub; $5 general admission

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