Zero George hosts
solstice poetry event

Zero George and Marcus Amaker, Charleston’s poet laureate, are collaborating for an evening of poetic expression on the summer solstice, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21. Come see Amaker at Zero George for a free poetry workshop and reading in the hotel’s lounge.

Participants will be given writing prompts and encouraged to share their work with a supportive audience. Amaker's books will be for sale, including his newest project, "empath." Zero George will offer drink specials for the occasion.

Sign up for this free event at

—Adam Parker

Gibbes Museum hosts
summer jazz series

The Gibbes Museum and Charleston Jazz will co-present the "Art of Jazz" summer music series featuring standards and original compositions inspired by art on view at the museum. Tickets for each of three shows are $20 for museum members, $25 for nonmembers and $10 for students and college faculty.

First up: drummer Quentin Baxter and spoken-word artist Marcus Amaker, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at the Gibbes. Pianist-composer Chantale Gagne, a Quebec native, will take the stage at 6 p.m. July 25, joined by a few of Charleston's jazz players. The Absolutes, a jazz quartet led by pianist and College of Charleston student Maxx Bradley and sax player Kevin Patton, a College of Charleston graduate, will perform at 6 p.m. Aug. 15.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to or

—Adam Parker

Come on down to SC
for 'The Price is Right'

Popular game show "The Price is Right" is bringing wheel spinning, cost guessing and giant Plinko to South Carolina. 

However, this version won't feature host Drew Carey or be aired on national TV. Instead, "The Price is Right Live" is a traveling stage version with a variety of hosts.

Don't fear though; the prizes are still very real, and the chance to win them will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium at 385 N. Church St. 

The games also will remain the same, and contestants will have the opportunity to score everything from appliances to vacations to a new car. For those 18 years old and above seeking to be a contestant, registration will take place at the venue three hours before showtime. 

Tickets to be a part of the fun, whether you're asked to "come on down" or not, range between $29 and $49 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. They can be purchased online at, by phone at 800-745-3000 or in person at the auditorium box office.

—Kalyn Oyer

Reach Kalyn Oyer at 843-371-4469. Follow her on Twitter @sound_wavves.