A Delicate Balance
The big deal for me this weekend is my fiancee’, Melanie Larch, starring alongside Susan Marrash-Minnerly and Mark Felton in The Alban Arts and Conference Center production of Edward Albee’s “A Delicate Balance,” directed by Patrick Felton.
The show opens Tonight at 8 PM, and runs weekends through May 5. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 PM, while Sunday matinees start at 2 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
I shot some video at an early rehearsal, and tried to craft it into a decent promo clip, but I’m afraid it doesn’t do the show justice. You’ll just have to go out and see for yourself. It is one of the best shows you’re likely to see in the Charleston area this year.
In Huntington Saturday, the second annual Slutwalk will take place starting at 9th Avenue and 20th Street, walking to 3rd Avenue and back to 9th Avenue and 20th Street where there will be speakers. at the empty lot on the corner of 9th and 20th. A Slutwalk is a protest where participants protest against explaining or excusing rape by referring to any aspect of a woman’s appearance
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. This is the 2nd year of Huntington Slutwalk. I am going to turn things over to the description posted on the Huntington Slutwalk Facebook page, because they can explain it much better than I can:
In a time when victims of sexual assault are bullied and shamed to the point that they are committing suicide, it is even more important to stand up and show the world that we stand with sexual assault victims and that we are not going to put up up with this rape-culture anymore!!
A Slutwalk is to raise awareness and start a dialogue about ways our society perpetuates a culture that blames and shames the victim. This is not just a women’s issue or just a men’s issue. It’s everyone’s issue! Slutwalks bring the issue out in the open where conversations begin and lead to education.
We are tired of being oppressed by society, with the slut-shaming tactics used by media, government and other people. We are told that because of how we dress, talk, walk, and act makes us sluts and that means we are responsible for physical sexual assault and verbal sexual assault.
Its about being equal and being able to do with your body as you wish and getting rid of the double standards. It doesnt matter what your profession is, whether you’re a teacher or an exotic dancer being physically or verbally sexually assaulted is not ok it’s time we stand up and take back the word slut and demand we be treated equally regardless of our gender or sex life or sexual preference. Sexual assualt is never ok, no matter what.
Whether you’re a female or male lgbtq or straight; regardless of color, religion, profession or ability this issue affects you!!
Stuff To Do
Free Music includes RFC guest, Eduardo Canelon, at Bluegrass Kitchen from 6 to 8 PM, performing Latin Lounge loop guitar. Himes and Allen will be at Taylor Books from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. RFC guests, Blue Million, will perform at Bruno’s on Leon Sullivan Way starting at 9 PM.
Money shows are RFC guests, The Demon Beat and Tofujitsu at The Boulevard Tavern, beginning at 10 PM, with a five dollar cover. RFC guests, The Nanker Phelge will play with The American Gonzos at The Empty Glass starting at 11 PM, with a $5 or $7 cover, depending on how early you show up.
Chris Lovejoy will be performing with no cover at Taylor Books, starting at 7:30 PM. Deep Fried brings the soul and funk to The Boulevard Tavern at 10 PM for five bucks. RFC guests, 600 lbs of Sin will appear at The Empty Glass with Hillbilly Carnival for the famous EG sliding $5/$7 cover.
That’s it for this week in PopCult. Return next week for all our regular features and a new Radio Free Charleston.