LateNight at The Footlight presents David Mamet’s farce, “November,” beginning Oct. 25. The show, a take on the state of the union and the lengths to which candidates for office will go, is directed by Kay Shroka and will run at The Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St., at 9 p.m. Oct. 25-27 and Nov. 1-3, and at 4 p.m. Oct. 28 and Nov. 4.

“November” features Alexander Hoffmann (Dwight Grackle), Fred Hutter (Archer Brown), Rhonda Kierpic (Clarice Bernstein), Chris O’Leary (The Turkey Guy) and Brian Page (Charles Smith).

General admission tickets are $10 for Thursday performances and $15 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 722-4487 or visit

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra offers its penultimate show of the 2012 season, Jazz on the Stage, Oct. 27 at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

The big band will present two sets, one at 7 p.m., one at 10 p.m. The CJO will belt out some evergreens from the Great American Songbook, as well as a few lesser-known treasures.

Tickets are $25-$40 and can be purchased at or by calling 641-0011.

Rogue Arts Productions and Creative Spark present the adult comedy “Satire Diaries: Too Stupid to Fail,” in three more local shows.

The sketch comedy revue is by Stan Gill, who stars with Emily Giant, Sam Jackel, Christina Leidel and Anne Warf at the keyboard.

Performances are 8:15 p.m. Oct. 26; 7:15 p.m. Nov. 2; and 8:15 p.m. Nov. 3, all at Creative Spark Center for the Arts, 757 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant.

Tickets are $22 for adults, $19 for students, seniors and educators. Call 881-3780 or visit

The Charleston Fine Arts Annual, a weekend event that showcases the work of more than 100 artists, runs Nov. 2-4 downtown and includes art openings at local galleries, plein air painting, gala receptions, a silent auction, a high school art competition, lectures and the first-ever Art on Paper Fair presented by the Gibbes Museum.

The event, in its 14th year, is sponsored by the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association (CFADA). Highlights are:

Painting in the Park. CFADA artists will gather at Washington Park 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 3 for a plein air session. Newly produced paintings will be sold to benefit Charleston County high school art programs.

An outdoor juried exhibition of outstanding student works from 11 local high schools is held in conjunction with the Painting in the Park. Student works will be on display and evaluated by a panel of judges. The winners will be announced at 11:30 a.m.

The Buy Art! silent auction and patrons’ reception, set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Gibbes Museum, 135 Meeting St., will provide an opportunity to bid on paintings from the park and mingle with artists. Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 the day of.

The Art on Paper Fair will feature works from CFADA galleries and other galleries of the Southeast. Admission is free during museum hours on that Saturday and Sunday.

At 8 p.m. Nov. 2, the museum’s young patron auxiliary group, Society 1858, will host an opening night preview party at the museum. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door.

Visit www.charlestonfine or call 819-8006.

Staff reports