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Friday, April 21, 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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”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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“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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”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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"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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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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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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Sister Act
04/14/2017 - 7:30pm to 04/30/2017 - 3:00pm
Sister Act

Sister Act

Get ready to laugh as Charleston Stage presents this musical comedy developed by Tony Award-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act follows nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier into the witness protection program, where she’s forced to pose as a young nun living in a convent. There, Deloris jazzes up the church choir’s music selection and brings a bit of soul to the parish and the community. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $68-$26. (843) 577-5967, www.charlestonstage.com

April 14, 2017 - 7:30pm to April 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
04/14/2017 - 8:00pm to 04/30/2017 - 3:00pm
Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

The Footlight Players bring to life the story of a group of women banded together by their love for legendary actor James Dean as they reunite on the anniversary of his death. Calling themselves the “Disciples of James Dean,” these ladies—one who claims to have birthed Dean’s son while working as an extra in his film Giant—gather to reminisce on their youth at the local five and dime. But when a familiar stranger arrives, a series of confrontations are set off that reveal the reality of their lives and expose their bitter disappointments. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $30-$10. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

April 14, 2017 - 8:00pm to April 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Sperry Charleston Race Week
04/20/2017 - 8:00am to 04/23/2017 - 8:00am
Sperry Charleston Race Week

Sperry Charleston Race Week

Charleston Race Week has been acknowledged as the largest keelboat regatta in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 200 participating boats and racers from across the country. Watch from the shore as they navigate the waters at top speeds, all competing for a first-place finish. Partake in the celebration at the beachside after-parties with live music, food, and drinks. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday-Sunday, times & prices vary. (843)628-5900, www.charlestonraceweek.com

April 20, 2017 - 8:00am to April 23, 2017 - 8:00am
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Lowcountry Strawberry Festival
04/20/2017 - 6:00pm to 04/23/2017 - 12:00pm
Lowcountry Strawberry Festival

Lowcountry Strawberry Festival

Bring the family out to Boone Hall Farm for the annual Lowcountry Strawberry Festival. With something for everyone, the festival has giant inflatables, interactive games and contests, live music, thrill rides, a petting zoo, and of course, plenty of strawberry picking. While you’re there, be sure to check out the K-9’s in Flight acrobatic dog show that has been featured on ESPN and The Disney Channel. Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 6-10pm; Friday, 3-11pm; Saturday, 10am-11pm; Sunday, noon-7pm. $10; $5 ages three-11; free for child under three. (843)884-4371, www.boonehallplantation.com

April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm to April 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
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04/07/2017 - 5:00pm to 04/21/2017 - 11:00am
Colorbox trigger: 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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04/21/2017 - 9:00am to 04/23/2017 - 9:00am
Colorbox trigger: East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival

East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival

Outdoor lovers, rejoice! This festival has something for everyone—try your hand at archery, slacklining, or disk golf. And don‘t miss out on the King of the Hill mountain bike race, Palmetto Pump and Climbing Competition, and kids‘ Cardboard Canoe Race. Paddle enthusiasts of all skill levels can also participate in the three-day East Coast Paddlesports Symposium with lectures, demos, and classes on an array of water sports. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Friday, 1-5pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 9am-4pm. Prices vary. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

April 21, 2017 - 9:00am to April 23, 2017 - 9:00am
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04/21/2017 - 1:00pm to 04/29/2017 - 7:30am
Colorbox trigger: ArtFields® 2017: Interactive Events

ArtFields® 2017: Interactive Events

More than 40 venues across downtown Lake City host this town-wide art exhibit including cafes and art galleries. Attendees may cast their votes on best artwork in the People's Choice Award while a panel of judges make their own selections on winning works. Artsfields District, Lake City. Locations vary. Friday, 7:30am-11:30pm, Sunday, 1-6pm. Free. (843)374-0180. artfieldssc.org

April 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to April 29, 2017 - 7:30am
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04/21/2017 - 6:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams

Grammy Award-winning artist Lucinda Williams hits the Lowcountry stage at Riverfront Park with her Americana sound. Hear songs from her newest album, The Ghosts of Highway 20, which revolves around her ties to the stretch of road that connects Georgia and Texas. Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Dr., North Charleston, SC. Wednesday, 6pm. (615)227-2770, alleyesmedia.com

April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
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04/21/2017 - 7:30pm to 05/13/2017 - 7:30pm
Colorbox trigger: Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3)

Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3)

Don’t miss PURE Theatre’s production of this critically acclaimed play written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks. A contemporary adaptation of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, it follows a slave named Hero who chooses to fight alongside the Confederacy in the Civil War. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Thursday-Saturday, times vary. $32-$25. (843) 723-4444, www.puretheatre.org

April 21, 2017 - 7:30pm to May 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
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04/21/2017 - 8:00pm
Colorbox trigger: The Black Jacket Symphony Presents Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

The Black Jacket Symphony Presents Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

Join the Black Jacket Symphony as it brings Fleetwood Mac’s popular record, Rumours, to the stage. To give the most authentic reproduction, this group carefully selects each musician based on the album it has chosen to perform. For an additional $32, enjoy dinner before the show at either Vincent Chicco’s or Virginia’s On King. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 8pm. $30-$25. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

April 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
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04/21/2017 - 9:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Who's Bad—The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Who's Bad—The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Zip up your red leather jacket and get ready to groove all night long to the hits of Michael Jackson. Known as the longest running tribute band to the late, great King of Pop, Who’s Bad has travelled across the globe to share his music. More than just a concert, this show is truly an experience with its unparalleled choreography and stage effects. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Friday, 9pm. $17-$15. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com

April 21, 2017 - 9:00pm
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