Best bets for next week

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With a week of Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto under our belts, we should be old pros at picking and choosing what events to attend.

But with more than 700 events on the Piccolo calendar alone, it’s a daunting task, to say the least.

Here are some great options to have on your radar for the upcoming week. And take note that some of these shows are performed more than once next week, check online for full schedule details.

Keep up to date on all things Spoleto, including reviews of shows and interviews with artists at www.postandcourier.com/Spoleto.

Today ‘Kepler’ What: The American premiere of pioneering composer Philip Glass’ newest operatic work

When: 8 p.m. Where: Sottile Theater, 44 George St.

Price: $25-95 ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs’

What: Mike Daisey’s monologue explores the price of technology.

When: 8 p.m. Where: Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 St. Philip St.

Price: $32 Joy Kills Sorrow What: A modern American string band whose music blends jazz, bluegrass and indie-rock

When: 9 p.m. Where: College of Charleston Cistern Yard, St. Philip and George streets

Price: $30-45 Conversations with Mike Daisey

What: Join CBS correspondent Martha Teichner for intimate conversations with festival artists.

When: 10 p.m. Where: Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 Saint Philip St.

Price: Free Rackers-Lomazov Duo

What: Steinway artists and international artists Joseph Rackers and Marina Lomazov teach in the School of Music of the University of South Carolina.

When: 3 p.m. May 31 Where: Rodenberg Chapel, Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant

PRICE: Donations accepted Nicholas Basbanes

What: This author writes about people who collect, write, sell and care for books. He will discuss the world of books and book culture.

When: 3 p.m. May 31 Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.

PRICE: $16 ‘The Power of 1ne’ WhAT: Donna Lee Williams performs “The Power of 1ne: The Courage and Contributions of Civil Rights Champion Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer,” a monodrama about twelve characters who influenced the life of an American heroine.

When: 8 p.m. May 31 Where: Lance Hall, 150 Meeting St.

PRICE: $19 L’Organo Recital Series: Scott Turkington

What: Organist and choirmaster at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, Turkington’s program will include works by Widor, Durufle and Touremire.

When: 10 a.m. May 31 Where: 120 Broad St.

Price: Donations accepted Little Red Riding Hood

What: The College of Charleston Opera presents this classic tale with a musical twist.

When: 9:15, 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. May 31

Where: Charleston County Library Auditorium, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: Free Friday Westminster Choir

What: The festival’s choir-in- residence performs a diverse repertoire ranging from Rachmaninoff to contemporary compositions by Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds.

When: 5 p.m. Where: Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St.

Price: $25-40 Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

What: One of America’s edgiest dance companies in an artistically charged program

When: 7 p.m. Where: Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St.

Price: $20-65 ‘The Radio Show’

What: Choreographer Kyle Abraham’s reaction to an urban radio station being taken off the air

When: 8 p.m. Where: Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 St. Philip St.

Price: $32 Cinderella What: Sprouts Musical Theatre will perform a show that pro- mises hilarious lyrics, beautiful ballads, magical effects, audience participation and lots of happy endings.

When: 7 p.m. June 1 Where: Creative Spark, 757 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: $11-$13 Saturday Conversations with Jake Shimabukuro

What: Join CBS correspondent Martha Teichner for intimate conversations with festival artists.

When: 3 p.m. Where: Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St.

Price: Free Music in Time What: Philip Glass, the composer of Kepler, sits down for a conversation with resident conductor John Kennedy.

When: 5 p.m. Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

Price: $25 Stelle di Domani Series: The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

What: New York’s favorite bag lady sets out on a joyful, hilarious trip through space and time.

When: 8:30 p.m. June 2 Where: Theatre 220, Simons Center, 54 St. Philip St.

Price: $17-$21 Unconquerable Heart — A Life of Jefferson Davis

What: This one-man show presented by Dorin Seymour shows why Jefferson Davis is known as the “Unconquerable Heart.”

When: 2 p.m. June 2 Where: Pure Theatre, 477 King St.

Price: $13-$19 Piccolo Spoleto Literary Festival: Marshall Chapman

What: Born and raised in Spartanburg, this singer-songwriter-author will discuss her work and perform, which will be followed by a soiree.

When: 3 p.m. June 2 Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.

Price: $36, includes reception.

Sunday k.d. lang What: Four-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist

When: 7 p.m. Where: Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St.

Price: $25-75 Orchestra Uncaged

What: The Spoleto Orchestra performs works by John Cage and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood

When: 8 p.m. Where: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.

Price: $20-65 Jazz at the Hippodrome: The Joe Clarke Big Band

What: Using the classic orchestration of four trumpets, four trombones, five saxes, guitar, piano, bass and drums, this group presents arrangements of the greatest recordings in the Sinatra library.

When: 7-9 p.m. June 3 Where: The Hippodrome, 360 Concord St.

Price: $25. Blues on the Dock: Danny Kalb Band (The Blues Project)

What: With performances with Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters on his resume, this concert is sure to please the ears.

When: 4-7 p.m. June 3 Where: Bowen’s Island Restaurant, off Folly Road

Price: $26 Chim-Chim-Cheree What: Dancers ages 9-17 and members of the Charleston Ballet Theatre meet Mary, Bert and pals in a romp for the young and young at heart.

When: 1:30 p.m. June 3 Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Price: $16-$26 Monday Feng Yi Ting

What: Guo Wenjing’s contemporary opera of love, power and political intrigue

When: 8 p.m. Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

Price: $25-65 Salute to Miles Davis

What: Some of the best jazz musicians in the area gather to reimagine “Kind of Blue” in its entirety and to capture the passion and interplay just as Davis did 52 years ago

When: 8-10 p.m. June 4 Where: The Hippodrome, 360 Concord St.

Price: $16 Miles & Coltrane — Blue

What: This work tells the story of two of the most influential and controversial figures in jazz: Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Weaving together all artistic mediums, award-winning poets, musicians, dancers and actors take us on a journey through the artists’ lives and the legacy of jazz they left behind.

When: 8 p.m. June 4 Where: Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St.

Price: $23 Tuesday Intermezzi

What: Hear virtuosic performances of Chinese classical instruments, performed by members of the Feng Yi Ting orchestra.

When: 5 p.m. Where: Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St.

Price: $25 Hay Fever What: The Gate Theatre presents Noel Coward’s comedy of manners.

When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

Price: $25-75 Dance Festival What: Robert Ivey Ballet hosts companies in a dance extravaganza featuring ballet, jazz, modern choreography and more.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 5 Where: Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St.

Price: $8 Call Mr. Robeson — A Life, With Song

What: A roller coaster journey through actor/singer Paul Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his radical activism caused his downfall.

When: 8 p.m. June 5 Where: Pure Theatre, 477 King St.

Price: $22 Wednesday Mavis Staples

What: Grammy Award-winning gospel singer

When: 7 p.m. Where: Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St.

Price: $25-75 Traces What: This cabaret-circus features nonstop acrobatics fused with urban dance

When: 7 p.m. Where: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.

Price: $40-75 A Crack in Everything

What: A husband-and-wife team perform choreography set to video projections

When: 8 p.m. Where: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.

Price: $32 Teching in India What: Mike Daisey’s theatrical journey across the continent of India

When: 8 p.m. Where: Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 St. Philip St.

Price: $32 Broadway Babies What: The Charleston Acting Studio’s Musical Theatre Performance Troupe showcase some of Broadway’s best musical numbers from such family-friendly Broadway shows as “Oliver,” “Annie,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “My Fair Lady,” “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” and more.

When: 4 p.m. June 6 Where: Charleston Acting Studio, 915 Folly Road, No. E, James Island

Price: $11-$13 Spotlight Concert Series: Spoleto Reunion

What: Yuriy Bekker, David Chernyavsky and Philip Von Maltzan have a long history of making music together — they met while playing together in the Spoleto Festival Orchestra more than a decade ago — and they’re rejoining forces.

When: 6 p.m. June 6 Where: City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St.

Price: $11