August ends in ice with screening of 'Frozen'

Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad, and Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff, in "Frozen."

Sponsored by the town of Summerville, the new Movies in the Park series introduced earlier this month will wrap up Friday night.

Free and family-friendly, this week's movie rolls at 8 p.m. Friday at Gahagan Park, 515 W. Boundary St., in Summerville and is sure to get the audience in a singing mood.

"Frozen," Disney's animated retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's story "The Snow Queen," was the winner of two Oscars, Best Original Song for "Let It Go" and Best Animated Feature Film.

While this showing isn't billed as a sing-along event, it's a safe bet that it will become one. With an impressive soundtrack that received widespread critical acclaim from music critics, it debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at No. 1, becoming the fourth soundtrack album from an animated film to reach that milestone.

"Frozen" follows Anna, who teams up with Kristoff, his loving reindeer Sven and a snowman named Olaf, as she races to find her sister, Elsa, whose powers have brought an eternal winter to their kingdom.

Attendees of Movies in the Park are encouraged to pack a picnic and bring a blanket and/or chairs. Beer and wine are allowed but glass and pets are not permitted.

Another series that's wrapping up this week is Freshfields Village's Music on the Green.

From 6-9 p.m. Friday, enjoy a free performance by Palmetto Soul, which promises to entertain with their blend of pop, jazz, R&B, classic rock, soul and country.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at this family-friendly concert. Attendees are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket.

Freshfields Village is at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns islands. For more information, go to

On Thursday, the Terrace Theater and the Charleston Jewish Federation will present the first screening in the new Movies with a Conscience series.

With an aim of presenting "provoking movies that explore themes of social justice, change and redemption," the premier film will be the documentary "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon."

In his directorial debut, Mike Myers documents the career of management guru Shep Gordon, who worked with the likes of Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas and Emeril Lagasse, all of whom appear in the film, along with other icons such as Willie Nelson and Sylvester Stallone, to name a few.

Showing at 7 p.m., admission is $10 general, $18 patron, which includes reserved seating. Proceeds benefit the Charleston Jewish Federation's Family Services. For advance tickets, go to, call the Terrace Theater at 762-4247 or contact Joan Herrman at the Charleston Jewish Federation at 614-6497.

The Terrace Theater is at 1956 D Maybank Highway.

If you're looking for a low-key event for your Friday night, consider heading over to The Alley, 131 Columbus St.

The Charleston group of the photo entertainment website is hosting its eighth unofficial meet up from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., with the $5 admission going to Chive Charities, a nonprofit that raises awareness and money for individuals in need of assistance. (They have donated to veterans, children with birth defects, shooting victims, fire departments, rescue squads and others.)

The event is for ages 21 and up and will feature drink specials and the chance to dance the night away to the beats of DJ Natty Heavy.