Political activists on the left and right are gearing up for the second session of the 120th General Assembly of South Carolina, which reconvenes Tuesday. Look out for dueling demonstrations of political will on the State House grounds that day, as activists try to impress their electoral might, such as it may be, upon returning lawmakers.
The Obamacare Nullfication rally, organized by the John Birch Society, will carry on from 10 a.m. until noon, at which point participants are scheduled to birddog lawmakers around the lobby, urging passage of H.3101 and foretelling of socialist doom. Organizers plan to bus tea party types down from Spartanburg.
The Enough Is Enough rally, scheduled for noon on the south side of the State House, is organized by the Truthful Tuesday Coalition, which doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like North Carolina’s “Moral Monday” series of progressive protests, from which this rally’s planners apparently drew inspiration, but their policy wish list is similar. It includes the expansion of Medicaid, the protection of voting rights and a fully funded education budget, as state law demands but rarely receives. Expect protesters to don black in symbolic mourning of the 1,300 South Carolinians they say will die this year as a result of Gov. Nikki Haley’s refusal to expand Medicaid in defiance of Obamacare. The Truthful Tuesday Coalition consists of the National Association of Social Workers (SC), South Carolina AFL-CIO, the South Carolina Christian Action Council, South Carolina NAACP, the South Carolina Progressive Network and the South Carolina Education Association.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
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