Outdoor movie fun heats up with 'Frozen'

Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen."

I don't know about you, but I'm a bit of a Disney nut.

Yes, even at my age. I have no shame.

Even now, when there's a new release I have to see it, and when I hear those catchy tunes I have to sing along.

For the rest of you out there who are a kid at heart, or even those that have a kid, this weekend will offer you a chance to sit back and enjoy the sultry weather as an animated Disney film drops you into a world of ice and snow.

The outdoor Wannamaker Summer Movie Series kicks off Saturday with last year's smash hit "Frozen."

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's story "The Snow Queen," "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.

The film is a family-friendly affair that won Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song for "Let It Go."

"Frozen" will begin at about 8:15 p.m. at Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., in North Charleston. The film is free with regular park admission ($1 per person).

Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase at the snack bar. Alcohol is not permitted. Socialized dogs on a short leash are permitted.

For more information, call 795-4386 or go to www.charlestoncountyparks.com.

People with special needs and their families and friends are invited to spend a special night under the stars at this circus-themed event.

Dance under the Stars: Lions. Tigers, and Bears - Oh My! will offer attendees the chance to enjoy music, dancing and more from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mount Pleasant Pier off of Harry M. Hallman Boulevard.

Tickets are limited, so advanced purchase is recommended. Tickets are $4 for Charleston County residents, $5 for nonresidents and at the gate, if available. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under.

For more, call 795-4386 or go to www.ccprc.com.

Charleston's "premier happy-hour concert series" continues its 14th season Friday.

The long-running annual summer concert series will be at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road in Mount Pleasant. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with bands playing from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Performing this week is Dangermuffin from Folly Beach and Seven Handle Circus.

Tickets are $5-$7. Free on-street parking is available, as is valet parking for $5. The event features a full cash bar and $3 drafts while they last. For more info, go to www.CharlestonPartyatthePoint.com.

A favorite monthly event of locals and visitors alike, Second Sunday on King Street will be 1-5 p.m. on, you guessed it, Sunday.

With a portion of King Street closed to vehicular traffic, folks are invited to spend an afternoon strolling, shopping, dining and enjoying Charleston at its finest. And with this month's event falling on Mother's Day, expect to see lots of sales, specials and treats on the streets.

To print out a free parking voucher and to find out more, go to www.2ndsundayonkingstreet.com.

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