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Saturday, April 8, 2017

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Crowell A. Pate IV
08/23/2016 - 10:00am to 04/27/2017 - 10:00am
Crowell A. Pate IV

Crowell A. Pate IV

Visiting artist Crowell A. Pate IV, an Alabama native, invites viewers to access the hidden depths of the subconscious with his Gibbes Museum of Art exhibit. The sculptor works intuitively, allowing his responses to specific materials—including wood, leather, twine, metal, and even grass—to guide his creative process. Pate is in town to discuss his work during the opening days of the exhibit. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student/military; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

August 23, 2016 - 10:00am to April 27, 2017 - 10:00am
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Lions & Tigers & Bears
10/20/2016 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 12:00pm
Lions & Tigers & Bears

Lions & Tigers & Bears

Follow the yellow brick road to this animal-themed exhibit co-curated by Robert Lange Studios and The Vendue’s art director, Emily Rigsby. The exhibition focuses on surreal and nontraditional art forms, highlighting work by a diverse range of more than 30 international artists, including Kevin Taylor, Karen Hollingsworth, and Elicia Edijanto. Come out to the opening reception, Thursday, October 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring live music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. The Vendue Hotel, 19 Vendue Range. Open daily, 24 hours. Free. (843)577-2525, www.thevendue.com

October 20, 2016 - 10:00am to April 30, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Painting a Nation: Hudson River School Landscapes from the Higdon Collection
12/02/2016 - 10:00am to 04/23/2017 - 1:00pm
Painting a Nation: Hudson River School Landscapes from the Higdon Collection

Painting a Nation: Hudson River School Landscapes from the Higdon Collection

From about 1825 to 1870, the Hudson River School artists vividly captured rural American landscapes, primarily in the Northeast. These oil-on-canvas scenes present an idyllic view of man and nature living in harmony (seeAutumn Afternoon, Greenwood Lake above). Former College of Charleston president Lee Higdon and his wife, Ann, share pieces from their spectacular collection with the Gibbes. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 student/senior/military; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

December 2, 2016 - 10:00am to April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
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”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”
01/02/2017 - 1:00pm to 06/17/2017 - 10:00am
”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”

”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”

An author, illustrator, printmaker, painter, teacher, and historian, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith played a vital role in what is now recognized as the Charleston Renaissance, the period of cultural revival that took place in the 1920s and ’30s. The Edmonston-Alston House Museum and the Middleton Place House Museum present a selection of her art and poetry from private family collections, never before available to the public. Edmonston-Alston House: 21 East Battery. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4:30pm; Sunday & Monday, 1-4:30pm. $10; $8 student/ages six-13. (843)722-717, www.edmondstonalston.com. Middleton Place House Museum: 4300 Ashley River Rd. Monday, noon-4pm; Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm. $15 plus price of admission. (843)556-6020, www.middletonplace.org

January 2, 2017 - 1:00pm to June 17, 2017 - 10:00am
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“Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser”
02/01/2017 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 1:00pm
“Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser”

“Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser”

Representational and plein air artist West Fraser has captured the wild beauty of varied landscapes throughout the United States and internationally, but he is always lured back to the Georgia and South Carolina coast. It’s these waterfront landscapes that are celebrated in this exhibit, featuring approximately 25 Fraser paintings. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843) 722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

February 1, 2017 - 10:00am to April 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
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”History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence”
02/01/2017 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 1:00pm
”History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence”

”History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence”

Wake up your winter with a visit to this exhibit featuring a series of vibrant Jacob Lawrence prints produced from 1963 to 2000. Employing repeated motifs, shapes, and color palettes, Lawrence explores themes of African-American community life, work, struggle, and emancipation. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 student/senior/military; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843) 722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

February 1, 2017 - 10:00am to April 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
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”Feathers & Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina”
02/15/2017 - 9:00am to 05/08/2017 - 9:00am
”Feathers & Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina”

”Feathers & Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina”

With their meat gracing dining tables and their plumage adorning fashionable garments, ducks and other local waterfowl have long been staples of Lowcountry living. Hunting these ”little brown ducks,” as naturalist Mark Catesby referred to them during his 18th-century studies, has become an art in and of itself. The Charleston Museum and the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition team up to present a comprehensive overview of waterfowling via artistic works and artifacts associated with it. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

February 15, 2017 - 9:00am to May 8, 2017 - 9:00am
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Free Personal Finance Seminar
03/01/2017 - 6:00pm to 04/26/2017 - 6:00pm
Free Personal Finance Seminar

Free Personal Finance Seminar

The School of Business Microfinance Club at the College of Charleston is offering a Free Personal Finance Seminar Series. The seminar will cover topics such as budgeting, retirement planning, establishing or improving credit, stock market investing and more. Tate Center, 5 Liberty St. Rm. 132. Wednesdays, 6:00pm. Free. (843) 953-6405. 

 

March 1, 2017 - 6:00pm to April 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Tate Center
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Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse
03/16/2017 - 10:00am to 04/16/2017 - 10:00am
Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse

Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL) teams up with area designers to unveil this year‘s Designer Showhouse during a month of tours benefitting the symphony orchestra and CSOL educational programs.

Check out the circa-1840 Greek Revival style home with its decorative ceilings, authentic moldings and fireplaces, and spacious double piazzas. Guests can peruse the rooms— exquisitely decorated by area designers—shop in the exclusive boutique, or dine at the café. Get an early glimpse at the property during the preview party on March 16, from 6-9 p.m. Henry Street House, 36 Society St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. $25; $20 advance. (843)577-7983, www.csolink.org

March 16, 2017 - 10:00am to April 16, 2017 - 10:00am
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"Young Contemporaries"
03/31/2017 - 11:00am to 04/29/2017 - 11:00am
"Young Contemporaries"

"Young Contemporaries"

The Halsey’s annual “Young Contemporaries” exhibit displays the finest work from promising students in the College of Charleston’s School of the Arts. Visiting artist Josephine Halvorson—a senior critic in the Painting and Printmaking department of the Yale School of Art—selected the pieces to be included in this year‘s show. Featuring a variety of media from photographs to sculptures, the exhibit never fails to impress. The “Salon des Refusés“ exhibit in The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts is held in conjunction with this event. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

March 31, 2017 - 11:00am to April 29, 2017 - 11:00am
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Weeki Wachee Mermaids
03/31/2017 - 6:00pm to 04/15/2017 - 6:00pm
Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Weeki Wachee Mermaids

The Weeki Wachee Mermaids from Florida are making a splash at the South Carolina Aquarium. At the top of each hour, aquarium guests of all ages can enjoy choreographed routines by underwater performers, as well as a series of mermaid-themed activities and interactive education stations focused on ocean conservation and sustainability efforts. Stick around after the show for the opportunity to take a photo with the mermaids. The aquarium also hosts a Mermaids & Me dinner event on April 6, with participants viewing three exclusive dives while dining on delicious food and drinks. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Friday-Sunday, times vary. Free with aquarium admission; $40 dinner. (843)577-3474, www.scaquarium.org

March 31, 2017 - 6:00pm to April 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Volvo Car Open
04/01/2017 - 9:00am to 04/09/2017 - 9:00am
Volvo Car Open

Volvo Car Open

Some of the biggest names in women’s tennis hit the courts at Volvo Car Stadium once again this year—Madison Keys, Venus Williams, Johanna Konta, and on. Every day brings exciting extras, including Saturday and Sunday’s Family Weekend, featuring kids’ activities galore, as well as Tuesday’s Lisette L Montréal Ladies Day (think giveaways, shopping, and wine and cheese tastings). Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island. Days, times, & prices vary. (843) 856-7900, www.volvocaropen.com

April 1, 2017 - 9:00am to April 9, 2017 - 9:00am
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Morning History Walks
04/01/2017 - 9:15am to 04/22/2017 - 9:15am
Morning History Walks

Morning History Walks

Travel through history as a local tour guide leads you around Charleston’s Historic District. On this two-hour tour, witness the beauty of some of Charleston’s most famous buildings and homes while learning the stories behind the district‘s prominent locations. Historic Charleston Foundation, 108 Meeting St. Days vary, 9:15am. $25; $10 ages six-12; free for child under six. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org

April 1, 2017 - 9:15am to April 22, 2017 - 9:15am
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Festival of Houses & Gardens
04/01/2017 - 2:00pm to 04/23/2017 - 2:00pm
Festival of Houses & Gardens

Festival of Houses & Gardens

Raise funds for Historic Charleston Foundation while enjoying a peek inside grand downtown homes and their inspiring green spaces during this 70th annual event. See Legare Street, where some of the city‘s first mansions were built; South Battery, with its stunning 20th-century waterfront residences; Church Street, adorned with historic churches and Colonial- and Georgian-period buildings; and other gorgeous locales. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843)722-3405, www.historiccharleston.org

April 1, 2017 - 2:00pm to April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Stayin' Alive
04/01/2017 - 8:00pm to 05/28/2017 - 3:00pm
Stayin' Alive

Stayin' Alive

Journey back to the ‘70s with 34 West Theatre Company‘s newest musical comedy, Stayin’ Alive. Described by the troupe as a cross between Mamma Mia! and Anchorman, the show features popular music by the likes of Donna Summer; Creedence Clearwater; and Earth, Wind & Fire. Do the hustle down to 34 West and boogie all night with this story of love and disco. 34 West Theatre Co., 200 Meeting St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $30. (843)901-9343, 34west.org

April 1, 2017 - 8:00pm to May 28, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Battle of Charleston: A Timeline of American Wars
04/07/2017 - 7:00am to 04/09/2017 - 7:00am
Battle of Charleston: A Timeline of American Wars

Battle of Charleston: A Timeline of American Wars

Relive some of the most notorious events in American history at the 13th annual Battle of Charleston reenactment. Throughout the weekend, Legare Farms and the Seventh SC Infantry lead spectators and participants through a historical timeline of Charleston’s military efforts, beginning with 18th-century pirate invasions. Hear historians tell tales of combat and witness recreations of battles that took place during the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Rd., John‘s Island. $10; $5 ages five-11; free for child under five. (843)559-0788, www.battleofchas.com

April 7, 2017 - 7:00am to April 9, 2017 - 7:00am
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World Grits Festival
04/07/2017 - 9:00am to 04/09/2017 - 12:00pm
World Grits Festival

World Grits Festival

Reportedly consuming more grits per capita than any other place in the world, the small town of St. George is the rightful home of the Worlds Grits Festival. Each year, the event hosts 40,000 people and features live music, arts and crafts vendors, carnival games, and of course, a grits eating contest. You won‘t want to miss the Quaker Instant Grits Contest, on Saturday for kids and Sunday for adults, where participants jump into a pool of grits and whoever wears the most hominy takes home a cash prize. World Grits Festival Headquarters, 110 S. Polar Ave., St. George. Friday & Saturday, 9am-9pm; Sunday, noon-4pm. Free. www.worldgritsfestival.com

April 7, 2017 - 9:00am to April 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Brian Travers Art Exhibit
04/07/2017 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 10:00am
Brian Travers Art Exhibit

Brian Travers Art Exhibit

Accomplished saxophonist and visual artist Brian Travers opens a new exhibit this month at Mary Martin Gallery. First gaining popularity as a founding member of the British reggae band UB40, Travers transcends his work as a musician to create unique abstract impressionist art pieces. Join him on April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. for an opening reception, or visit the gallery all month long to check out his exhibit. Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad St. Sunday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)723-0303, www.marymartinart.com

April 7, 2017 - 10:00am to April 30, 2017 - 10:00am
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James Richards Solo Show
04/07/2017 - 5:00pm to 04/21/2017 - 11:00am
James Richards Solo Show

James Richards Solo Show

Four-time winner of the American Impressionist Society’s Annual Exhibition, James Richards debuts his work in Charleston in this Meyer Vogl Gallery show. Heavily influenced by his deep connection with nature, Richards is a Southern artist whose paintings center around landscapes, flowers and vegetation, and cityscapes. Be there for the opening reception on April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Meyer Vogl Gallery, 122 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm; Sunday, noon-4pm. Free. (843)805-7144, www.meyervogl.com

IMAGE (CARRIAGE TOUR BY JAMES RICHARDS, 48" X 48", OIL ON CANVAS) COURTESEY OF JAMES RICHARDS

April 7, 2017 - 5:00pm to April 21, 2017 - 11:00am
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04/07/2017 - 1:00pm to 04/08/2017 - 1:00pm
Colorbox trigger: House & Garden Tour

House & Garden Tour

Stroll through gorgeous South of Broad homes and green spaces adorned with floral arrangements designed by The Garden Club of Charleston for its 82nd annual House and Garden Tour. This two-day series of self-guided excursions allows participants to experience the history and beauty of 14 different properties at their own pace. Refreshments are offered during and after each session at the Confederate Home Charleston. The Confederate Home Charleston, 62 Broad St. Friday & Saturday, 1-5pm. $50. (843)737-3942, www.thegardenclubofcharleston.org

April 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to April 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
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04/07/2017 - 5:30pm to 04/08/2017 - 8:00am
Colorbox trigger: Plantasia

Plantasia

Take a trip to gardener’s paradise at the Charleston Horticultural Society’s annual plant sale and expo. Garden experts and budding horticulturists alike can peruse an array of common and unusual plants for sale. Explore the latest gardening trends while mingling with local farmers and vendors, or check out the demonstrations on everything from vegetable planting to hybridizing daylilies. Want first dibs on the offerings? Purchase a ticket to the Plantasia Eve Party on Friday night. Old Towne Creek County Park, 1400 Old Towne Rd. Plantasia Eve: Friday, 5:30-7:30pm, $35. Sale: Saturday, 8am-3pm. Free. (843)579-9922, www.hashortsoc.org

April 7, 2017 - 5:30pm to April 8, 2017 - 8:00am
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04/07/2017 - 7:00pm to 04/08/2017 - 11:00am
Colorbox trigger: Folly Beach Sea and Sand Festival

Folly Beach Sea and Sand Festival

The Folly Beach Sea and Sand Festival, Folly Beach’s longest-running event kicks off Friday with the Miss Sea & Sand Pageant, designed for various age groups. Winners are welcome to wear their crowns and sashes throughout the festival and all participate in Folly Beach activities throughout the year. The fun continues, beginning Saturday morning, with food, art and vendors in Folly River Park. Kids’ activities include bungee jump trampolines, carnival games, face-painting and adults are not forgotten with features such as a mechanical bull, corn hole, a silent auction, book signings and not 1, but 6 live bands. Folly River Park, 32 Center St., Folly Beach, SC. Friday, 7pm. Saturday, 11am. $5 adult, free children 10 and under. (843)408-6439, follybeachfestivals.com

April 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to April 8, 2017 - 11:00am
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Folly River Park
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04/08/2017 - 9:00am
Colorbox trigger: Walk MS

Walk MS

Afflicting 2.3 million people worldwide, multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable and often debilitating disease that causes severe nerve damage. Grab your friends, loved ones, or coworkers for this walk around Hampton Park to raise awareness. Registration is free, but donations can be made through the website or by fundraising with a team. All proceeds are used to support research on slowing the progression of MS and ending the disease altogether. Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Dr. Saturday, 8am registration; 9am. Free. (919)834-0678, www.nationalmssociety.org

April 8, 2017 - 9:00am
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Colorbox trigger: 2017 South Carolina MG Walk

2017 South Carolina MG Walk

Take steps toward a better future—one without MG, or myasthenia gravis: a debilitating disease that weakens voluntary muscle groups. The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) is the only national volunteer health agency dedicated solely to the fight against MG, and they are committed to finding a cure, improving treatment options, and providing information and support to people with myasthenia gravis through research, education, community programs, and advocacy. Join them for a fundraiser walk through the James Island County Park. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Saturday, 9am check-in. 1-855-649-2557, www.mgwalk.org 

 

April 8, 2017 - 9:00am
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04/08/2017 - 1:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Geekerella Author Signing

Geekerella Author Signing

Itinerant Literate Books hosts young adult author Ashley Poston for a book signing at The Orange Spot Coffeehouse. Her latest novel Geekeralla is a modern-day twist on the classic Cinderalla with an infusion of geek and fandom culture. Guests of this signing are encouraged to get their geek on and don their favorite fandom getup, whether it's Harry Potter, Dr. Who, Star Trek, or Pretty Little Liars—whatever floats your boat. Get your book signed, meet other fans, and munch on yummy vegan food from Dellz. The Orange Spot Coffee House, 4824 Chateau Ave., North Charleston. Saturday, 1pm. Free. wherevent.com

April 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
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The Orange Spot Coffee House
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04/08/2017 - 2:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Chris Johnson: On the Origin & Meanings of Question Bridge: Black Males

Chris Johnson: On the Origin & Meanings of Question Bridge: Black Males

In 1996, Chris Johnson created and produced a one-hour video project titled Question Bridge, an investigation of class issues within the black community. A decade later, an updated version of his project, Question Bridge: Black Males, was inducted into the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. In this illustrated talk, Johnson discusses the project’s origin, its conceptual and formal nature, and his personal experiences as an artist. Simons Center for the Arts, room 309, 54 St. Philip St. Saturday, 2pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
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04/08/2017 - 3:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Back to the Garden

Back to the Garden

Learn how to live a "green-er" lifestyle at Fabulon Art Earth-friendly information fair. Members for the Birds for Prey Center, speak to guests, alongside other specialists, about conservation. Artist Deana Bowers shares guides guests through the process of making recycled art. From 5 to 8 p.m., there is a reception where guests share their views on ecology, sustainability, and global warming. Fabulon Art Gallery, 1017 Wappoo Rd. Saturday, 3-5pm. Free. (843)566-3383 

 

 

 

April 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
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04/08/2017 - 5:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Women: Honoring Global Sisterhood

Women: Honoring Global Sisterhood

The internationally acclaimed Charleston Gospel Choir presents its 2017 Spring Performance, Women: Honoring Global Sisterhood, showcasing the historical struggles of African-American women in the US and around the world through song and narration. Paying homage to the achievements of these women, the Choir celebrates and honors the difficulties and triumphs of all mothers, sisters, aunts, and fellow women. The concert features gospel and spiritual standards, inlcuding Walter Hawkins' "He's That Kind of Friend," Hezekiah Walker’s "Grateful," and Richard Smallwood’s "Trust Me," among others. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 405 King St. Saturday, 5pm. $25; $10 child & student. (866)811-4111, charlestongospelchoir.org

April 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
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St. Matthew's Lutheran Church