Richard Leo Johnson will debut his exhibition of long-lost photos, …Once Was Lost…, during an opening reception at Galerie 124 (124 E Taylor St.) on Friday, January 15 from 6 – 8pm. The show will remain up through February 6. Click here to read Rachael Flora’s interview with Johnson and find out more about the shocking story behind the work.
Head down to Starlandia Reclaimed Creative Supply on Saturday, January 16 for a Crayon Etching Workshop from 10 – 12pm. The fee for supplies is $5. Click here for more information.
The Factory, a new art venue at 14 Thackery Place, opens on Saturday, January 16 with a group show featuring works by Kamryn Ramsdell, Zander Stefani, Alyssa Lyn Nickerson, Phe Banks, Parker Williams and more from 6 – 10pm. Click here for more information.
Aint-Bad Magazine will host a release party for their newest issue, Aint-Bad Vol. 3 No. 2 Self-ie, on Saturday, January 16 from 6 – 10pm at Service Brewing Co. (547 Indian St.) The $20 entry fee includes one 36oz beer, food, and a free brewery tour. Click here for more information. To check out Aint Bad Mag, click here.
The Tongue Open Mouth & Music Show is back at the Sentient Bean on Saturday, January 16 with a show at 8pm (sign up opens at 7:30). Tongue invites poets, spoken word artists and musicians to take the stage and show off what they’ve got in 4 minutes or less. Click here for more information.
Come out to the Jepson Center for the Arts on Tuesday, January 19 from 5:30 – 7:30pm for their “Monet Sip and See” event — it’ll be your last chance to check out the Monet & American Impressionism exhibit! The event is free for William Jay Society members, but costs $5 for non-members. Click here for more information.
DEEP kicks off the new year with their annual Low-Brow Literary Reading on Wednesday, January 20 from 6 – 8pm at Lulu’s Chocolate Bar (42 MLK Jr. Blvd.). Last year’s readings included a dramatic reading of a shampoo bottle, Amazon reviews, and excerpts from a teenage diary. Click here for more information.
Armstrong University’s Art, Music & Theatre department is holding open auditions for their upcoming musical, Next to Normal, and an upcoming comedy, Third Finger, Left Hand, on Wednesday, January 20 and Thursday, January 21 at 6pm in the Jenkins Hall Theatre. Interested actors should prepare one contemporary monologue and 16 bars of a song. Click here for more information.
SCAD will host a special screening of Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos’ (The Cove) new documentary, Racing Extinction, on Wednesday, January 20 at 7pm at the Trustees Theater. The public is invited to attend the pre-screening event at 6pm, which includes a meet-and-greet with Leilani Munter, a race car driver and environmental activist, the Tesla Car Show, and a projection installation on the face of SCAD’s Jen Library. Click here for more information.
The Book Lady Bookstore will host the latest Seersucker Live Literary Performance on Wednesday, January 20 at 7pm. This time we’ll hear readings from Rita Hickey, Myles Ehrlich, CC Perry and Josh McCuen. This event is free and includes an open bar. (Donations appreciated.) Click here for more information.
Head over to the Jepson Center for the Arts on Thursday, January 21 at 6pm for a lively discussion of Of Toys and Tools, the latest exhibition in the Jepson Café. The discussion will be led by curator Heath Ritch and artist Marta McWhorter. Click here for more information.
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