Based on a 1981 book by Vito Russo and narrated by Lily Tomlin, The Celluloid Closet details how the representation of homosexuals increased and evolved in the first 100 years of cinema.
If comedian Jordan Rock isn’t on the “What’s Hot” list just yet, he’s certainly getting warm.
Graves died this summer, but the new mural — with its whimsical whale and donuts (which he adored) and the singer’s own smiling face looking sidelong into the distance — is a reminder of the spirit he instilled in this city’s music scene.
The last First Thursday on Main of the year is typically a big one, as folks head out to the monthly art and drink and entertainment crawl in search of gifts and good cheer, and this December edition is no different.
Wednesday Nov. 27
With the impending departure of Tapp’s Arts Center from Main Street — to be reborn as Tapp’s Outpost in Five Points — the city will lose impactful resources that won’t be immediately replaced.
Thelma Houston wasn’t the first female solo artist at Motown Records, but she was the first female solo act to win a Grammy (in 1977, for “Don’t Leave Me This Way”).
Superheroes are all the rage at the multiplex these days, with four of the Top 10 movies to date at this year’s domestic box office coming from that genre. Which makes this a fine time to go back to one of the formative early superhero films, 1978’s Richard Donner-directed Superman.
The Nickelodeon Theatre populates its screens with many a fine and adventurous series. But even given the arthouse cinema’s willingness to get out there, Weird Sister is pretty out there, in a great way.
Alison Krauss is one of our best musical double-threats, playing incredible bluegrass fiddle and singing in an impossibly clear, angelic voice.
An all-female acapella quintet from Zimbabwe that specializes in the mbube style of singing popularized by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Nobuntu brings an infectious performance style and a deep well of tradition and emotion registers to music that seems to have a strikingly universal appeal across languages and cultures.
The Mothers improv comedy troupe walk on a high-wire every time they get up onstage, taking suggestions from the audience and weaving comedy gold from their ideas.
The long-running Chamber Music on Main series at the Columbia Museum of Art returns once again to co-opt the adaptable front hall of the museum into a world-class classical music experience.
The Columbia Museum of Art has had quite a fun summer thanks to its dual exhibitions of Mimi Kato: Ordinary Sagas and Wow Pop Bliss: Jimmy Kuehnle’s Inflatable Art, both of which close on Sept. 8.
The Nickelodeon Theatre’s Foreign Focus film series continues Tuesday with a screening of The Wild Pear Tree.
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The Columbia Museum of Art’s Japan on Screen film series is an outcropping of the exhibition Mimi Kato: Ordinary Sagas, and it touches on themes the artist brings to her works, such as the navigation of gender roles and corporate culture.
Aug. 13 is the one-year anniversary of visual artist Laura Spong’s death.
Have you ever been at your yoga class and thought to yourself, “This group of people doing the downward-facing dog could really use some Harry Potter-themed costumes?”
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, North American Comedy Brewery Tour at Conquest Brewing Company, Carolina Archive of Storytelling's story slam at The War Mouth, A Midsummer Night’s Camp Party at the Columbia Museum of Art, The Monsters of Our Time, Skyline Follies, DJ Irv's Birthday Funkshun and Dance Party, Fiesta Patrias at Curiosity Coffee Bar, Look! photography exhibition at EdVenture Children’s Museum, Drink Small New Funk Band at The White Mule, Artists for Africa at Central Energy
Girls Rock Columbia ain’t the only music camp in town this week. ColaJazz also hosts its program, which includes jam sessions, listening sessions, combo work and improvisation classes among other activities, and will feature instruction led by esteemed jazz pianist Sullivan Fortner, this year’s master clinician.
Cirque Du Soleil’s show at Colonial Life Arena is called Corteo, and it’s the story of a clown reflecting on his life from his deathbed.
Head Trauma: From the Outer Rim, the current exhibition at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, takes on a powerfully relevant topic in modern America: football and its impact on brain health.
Ring in the summer solstice a little early by celebrating ensconced in the underground darkness of The Whig, where the sun’s rays cannot even reach you for Bell’s Bright Night.
It’s another packed First Thursday on Main in Columbia.
Per online encyclopedia and criticism hub AllMusic, Washington’s Bikini Kill emerged in the early-’90s with “fiercely polemical and anthemic music [that] helped give rise to a newly empowered generation of women in rock, presaging the dominance female artists would enjoy throughout the decade.”
Jazz @ 701 kicks off its Sisters Singing Jazz series tonight at — where else? — 701 Whaley. The inaugural guest is Charleston’s Quiana Parler, who fronts the Gullah-interpreting funk band Ranky Tanky.