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Friday, April 28, 2017

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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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”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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"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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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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ArtFields® 2017: Interactive Events
04/21/2017 - 1:00pm to 04/29/2017 - 7:30am
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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Artfields District
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Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3)
04/21/2017 - 7:30pm to 05/13/2017 - 7:30pm
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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Tennis for a Lifetime
04/26/2017 - 7:00am to 04/30/2017 - 7:00am
Tennis for a Lifetime

Tennis for a Lifetime

The National Senior Women’s Tennis Association Championships and the Anne Geier Cup showcase some of the top women players (ages 35 to 75) in the country. Watch as they compete for the title at this Category II USTA tournament. LTP Tennis, 1513 Mathis Ferry Rd., Mount Pleasant. Times & prices vary. (843)388-0898, www.tennislink.usta.com

April 26, 2017 - 7:00am to April 30, 2017 - 7:00am
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04/28/2017 - 6:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Terranova Piano Trio

Terranova Piano Trio

The Charleston Academy of Music welcome the Terranova Piano Trio, a talentend group of musicans that have performed all over the Charleston area as well as Central and South America. Enjoy an evening of classical music with members Irina Pevzner on piano, Tomas Jakubek on violin, and Yun Hao Jiang on cello. The Murray Center, 14 George St. Friday, 6pm. Free. (843)805-7794, charlestonmusic.com

April 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
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The Murray Center
 
 
04/28/2017 - 7:00pm
Colorbox trigger: Wingapoolza

Wingapoolza

Wingapalooza brings together some of the best wing restaurants in town so that attendees can taste and vote on their favorite samples. In addition to the People’s Choice award, a panel of judges name winners from each establishment in other categories. Drinks are available for purchase, and money raised benefits the Eagle Harbor Ranch—an organization that offers refuge to boys between the ages of four and 21 who have been orphaned, neglected, or abused. Visitors Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St. Friday, 7pm. $20. www.lowcountrywingapalooza.com

April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
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