Education, entertainment, laughs on tap this weekend

Cinebarre in Mount Pleasant will present a special screening of a new independent Civil War drama titled "Confederate Cavalry" on Sunday.

This weekend's lineup of events definitely has something for everyone. From musical events to oyster roasts, educational to just flat-out entertaining, if you can't find something that interests you, then you might want to consider getting out of Dodge.

For the history buffs out there, consider heading over to Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd., in Mount Pleasant for a special screening of a new independent Civil War drama.

Titled "Confederate Cavalry," the family-friendly film will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 at the door.

Told from a Southern perspective, the film follows a group of Confederate cavalry through the war, focusing on the lives of men and their families as they fight.

"Confederate Cavalry," made by independent filmmaker Christopher Forbes, offers "realistic depictions of troops in warfare" with many scenes shot at Broxton Bridge, Anderson and other battle sites. Actors and re-enactors from Georgia and South Carolina are featured in the film.

Nationally recognized storyteller Tim Lowry will be presenting a special family concert on Friday titled "My Favorite Time of Year, A Storyteller's Almanac."

From 7-8:30 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall at Church Creek Presbyterian, 2234 Plainview Road, in West Ashley, the long-time South Carolina resident will entertain as part of a fundraiser for Charleston Christian School, which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Tickets for the program are $5. Find out more about the concert and Lowry at

The Charleston Music Hall and Metronome Charleston are teaming up to bring laughs to the Lowcountry.

On Friday, the new Stand Up Comedy Series will be kicked off with the help of "Charleston's No. 1 stand-up comedian, Dusty Slay."

The series will bring monthly stand-up comedy events to the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., through the spring. Each show will have a similar format: Three comedians and one host, with each comic getting 20-25 minutes to wow the crowd with their best jokes.

The focus of the series is promoting local and regional comics, though two nationally renowned comedians are on tap for later in the year.

The first show in the series will feature Jason Groce (Charleston), Wayne Cousins (Columbia) and Dusty Slay (Charleston), with host Tim Hoeckel (Charleston). Doors will open at 7 p.m. Friday, with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.

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