Friday, March 11, 2011

It's Not All About Sunshine and Warm Temperatures

From The Land of Palm Trees has experienced great success, thanks to all of the regular readers as well as the occasional visitors to the blog. As I have said before, a blog without readers is hardly worth the effort. I have enjoyed providing this media, it has been a lot of fun and I continue to be motivated by the comments, that is the best part. I am driven by the desire to chronicle for you just what life is like living here in "vacation land." As I scanned the newspapers and local magazines for some ideas on things to do this weekend I was struck by the wealth of entertainment available here in Charleston over the next several weeks. Even though I prefer outdoor activities like golf, beaching, biking, walking and gardening I also enjoy living in an area that is richly blessed with culture, art and musical entertainment options. I thought you might be interested too, so I decided to blog about it.

One of the premier venues here in the Lowcountry for an interesting mix of entertainment is the North Charleston Coliseum and the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. The NCC offers hockey games, basketball games, concerts, comedy acts, broadway productions and other family events like Disney shows. Over the next couple of weeks the stages at the coliseum and PAC will be home to Sugarland and Little Big Town (3-11-11), (4-19-11), Prince (3-30-11), The Trans Siberian Orechestra (4-21-11) and an appearance in November by Josh Groban has just been announced. In addition to those concerts the complex will also feature Cirque Du Soleil: Alegria (3-17 to 3-20-11), Disney Live: Mickey's Magic Show, The Steve Miller Band and Gregg Allman w (3-31-11) and The Best of Broadway Series will present Spring Awakening (3-15,16-11) and Beauty and The Beast (4-26,27-11).

If you're interests are more in the domestic arena, two shows have been booked for the PAC that might interest you. On March 12 learn how to cut your grocery bill in half when Super Couponing: A Savings Extravaganza with Jill Cataldo invades the stage at the Performing Arts Center, and if you are a Food Network Fan, Guy Fieri brings his road show to Charleston at the PAC (5-17-11).

And finally, if all of that sounds good but you would still rather enjoy the sunshine don't miss out on the Family Circle Cup Tennis Championship takes place on Daniel Island in Charleston April 2-10, 2011. With the top female professional tennis players such as Carolina Wozniacki, Jelena Jankovic and Maria Sharapova scheduled to participate this event is bound to be a crowd pleaser.

So, there you can see that living in the Lowcountry isn't just about sunshine and warm temps. We are blessed with fun and entertainment, now to find the time to do it all.

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