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Crowell A. Pate IV

Crowell A. Pate IV


Event Date:
08/23/2016 - 10:00am to 04/27/2017 - 10:00am




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

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Lions & Tigers & Bears

Lions & Tigers & Bears


Event Date:
10/20/2016 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 12:00pm




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

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

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


Event Date:
12/02/2016 - 10:00am to 04/23/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”

”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”


Event Date:
01/02/2017 - 1:00pm to 06/17/2017 - 10:00am




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

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Home Team BBQ Winter Menu

Home Team BBQ Winter Menu


Event Date:
01/17/2017 - 11:00am to 04/01/2017 - 2:00am




Home Team BBQ beverage director Adam Rothstein has launched a new cocktail menu at the downtown location. Get cozy at Home Team on a chilly night and check out the drink selection featuring the following potent potables: Sweter-Vested Interest, made with Virgil Kane rye and black pepper honey; Swanky's Sideshow, made with Plantation rum and banana liqueur; and The Wild Rumpus, made with tequila and passion fruit puree. These winter cocktails are available along with the regular and rotating specials bar menu at the downtown location. Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ, 126 Williman St. Monday-Sunday, 11am-2am. Prices vary. (843)225-7427, hometeambbq.com

 

 

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“Exit/Alive: The Art of Anthony Dominguez”

“Exit/Alive: The Art of Anthony Dominguez”


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 11:00am to 03/04/2017 - 11:00am




The Halsey Institute presents “Exit/Alive,” a definitive overview of more than 20 years of work by the late propagandist painter and mixed-media artist Anthony Dominguez. Explore the life and style of the intentionally homeless Dominguez, whose tragicomic depictions draw heavily from the New York streets he inhabited and from the interactions he observed around him. Stop by the opening night reception Friday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m. to view these thought-provoking works. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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"Ahead of the Wrecking Ball: Ronald Ramsey & the Preservation of Charleston"

"Ahead of the Wrecking Ball: Ronald Ramsey & the Preservation of Charleston"


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 6:30pm to 03/04/2017 - 11:00am




Take a tour of lost Holy City buildings in this Halsey exhibit showcasing the work of native Charlestonian Ronald Wayne Ramsey. For decades, he has been documenting local historical structures—particularly those facing demolition. In addition to drawing each one, Ramsey attempts to sneak inside them “before the wrecking ball” in order to obtain artifacts such as hinges, shutter dogs, decorative ironwork, and doorknobs. See 30 years worth of his renderings, salvaged treasures, and even notebooks full of ephemera—such as advertisements, stationery, and receipts—from his favorite buildings. Don’t miss the opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 20.Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (843) 953-5652, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence

The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 7:30pm to 02/11/2017 - 7:30pm




A complex and intriguing narrative written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George, The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence jumps back and forth in time, telling the stories of four historical “Watsons,” among them Thomas, assistant to Alexander Graham Bell, as well as Sherlock Holmes’s loyal sidekick. This provocative PURE Theatre production explores, prods, and questions technology and its place in our world—and in our love lives.PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Days & times vary. $32. (843)723-4444, www.puretheatre.org

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Humpday Hamburgers at The Glass Onion

Humpday Hamburgers at The Glass Onion


Event Date:
01/25/2017 - 11:00am to 02/22/2017 - 9:00pm




Head to The Glass Onion for Chef Chris Stewart's new weekly special: the Humpday Hamburger. After receiving daily requests for the burger, Stewart has decided to start offering it just one night a week, changing the toppings based on the season and products available. The $12 GO hamburger currently features an EVO brioche bun, three three-ounce local grass fed beef patties, lettuce, tomato, onion, and Duke’s Mayo, served with a side of french fries and a dill pickle. Add cheese, mushrooms, or Benton bacon for one dollar each, or add all three for just two dollars. The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Hwy. Wednesday, 11am-9pm. $14-$12. (843) 225-1717, ilovetheglassonion.com

 

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”Snow Days in Charleston: The great blizzard of 1899”

”Snow Days in Charleston: The great blizzard of 1899”


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 9:00am to 04/02/2017 - 12:00pm




While the concept of snow-laden marshes might seem far-fetched today, back in 1899, a blizzard of unforeseen proportions took the Lowcountry by storm. During this “Great Arctic Outbreak,” amateur photographers Robert Achurch, Franklin Frost Sams, Leila Waring, and Sabrina Elliot Wells braved the cold to capture this rare meterological event. Head over to The Charleston Museum to see their photos on display in this special exhibit. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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

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


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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

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


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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The Art of the Steal: The Return of Belle Baruch’s Art Collection

The Art of the Steal: The Return of Belle Baruch’s Art Collection


Event Date: 02/01/2017 - 6:00pm




Last May, 13 years after 17 works of art were stolen from Hobcaw Barony’s Belle W. Baruch Foundation, 11 of the pieces—including paintings by Sir Alfred James Munnings and John James Audubon—were miraculously recovered. Listen to Hobcaw executive director George Chastain, board of trustees vice chair Hugh Lane, and Gibbes Museum of Art executive director Angela Mack discuss the journey of this collection worth millions. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Wednesday, 6pm. $30; $20 member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
Winter Wine Social

Winter Wine Social


Event Date: 02/01/2017 - 6:00pm




Certified sommelier and Indigo Road wine director Vonda Freeman joins Mercantile and Mash for an evening of exotic wine and delicious food, including a Frost Bitten Ice Wine riesling and a Novelty Hill Royal Slope red blend. Indulge in the small plates provided by executive chef Tim Morton, but be sure to call ahead with any dietary restrictions. Mercantile and Mash, 701 East Bay Street. Wednesday, 6pm. $25. (843)793-2636. 

 
Addicted to Love

Addicted to Love


Event Date:
02/02/2017 - 7:00pm to 02/25/2017 - 8:00pm




Catch 34 West’s encore presentation of the sell-out summertime hit about an eager reporter who goes undercover at a high school. What happens when Mom falls in love with her daughter’s teacher? Find out in this high-energy play, featuring popular ’80s tunes by the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Robert Palmer. Audience members can purchase champagne cocktails, coke floats, and a variety of tasty treats. 34 West Theatre Co., 200 Meeting St. Friday-Tuesday, 7 & 8pm. $30. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org

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Black Comedy

Black Comedy


Event Date:
02/02/2017 - 7:30pm to 02/11/2017 - 7:30pm




It’s the mid-1960s in South Kensington, London, and struggling sculptor Brindsley Miller is prepping his flat for a cocktail party where he will attempt to impress his soon-to-be father-in-law. Written by Englishman Sir Peter Shaffer and performed by South of Broadway Theatre Company, this farcical one-act play takes place entirely in the dark, as a fuse blows right before Miller’s all-important gathering. Watch as his plans to charm his fiancé’s father are interrupted by unexpected guests, mistaken identities, and other surprises hidden in dark corners. South of Broadway Theatre, 1080 East Montague Ave., North Charleston. Days & times vary. $25. (843)745-0317, www.southofbroadway.com

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Chart a Course for Children

Chart a Course for Children


Event Date: 02/02/2017 - 6:00pm




Since its beginning in 2001, the Chart a Course for Children charity event has raised over $2,500,00 to help more than 1,900 abused children and their families. Guests enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and a silent auction followed by a specially-prepared, three-course dinner and live auction with exciting prizes such as vacations, fine dining opportunities, and original artwork. The proceeds do wonders to benefit the children and families seen at The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children”s Center. The Cedar Room, 701 E. Bay St. Thursday, 6-10pm. Price upon request. (843) 723-3600, dnlcc.org 

 
 
Not Your Typical Love Story

Not Your Typical Love Story


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 10:00am to 02/28/2017 - 6:00pm




Hearken back to a time when Valentine's Day was more about love, acceptance, and compassion than about finding the most Instagram-worthy gift as the innovative artists of Fabulon re-imagine a less commercialized version of the holiday. Artists will share their interpretations of all the different kinds of love we experience; the ways that we love, the things and people that we love, and how we do it -- in a bid to reclaim the holiday. Except, of course, there will be lots and lots of chocolate. 

Fabulon,1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley. Days vary, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, www.fabulonart.com 

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Not Your Typical Love Story

Not Your Typical Love Story


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 10:00am to 02/28/2017 - 10:00am




Break up with commercialized holidays and celebrate all forms of love this Valentine’s Day at Fabulon Center for Art and Education. For the second run of this exhibition, Fabulon artists create new depictions of their own love stories, whether they involve an appreciation of one’s self, affection for pets or family, or even loss of romantic love. Fabulon Center for Art & Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, www.fabulonart.com

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Oysters on the Point

Oysters on the Point


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 2:00pm to 03/11/2017 - 2:00pm




Spend a Saturday at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina while oyster season is still in full swing. Shuck some of the Lowcountry’s juiciest bivalves while watching the sun set, sip a drink from the make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, and groove to live music. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 2-6pm. $5; free for child under 12. (843)284-7022, www.charlestonharborresort.com

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Charleston Sister Summit Expo

Charleston Sister Summit Expo


Event Date: 02/04/2017 - 10:00am




Sister Summit, an organization that hosts events to celebrate women of color and promotes female empowerment and sisterhood, returns to the city in which it was founded to host the Charleston Sister Summit Expo. Participants attend seminars, network with other women, shop with local and regional vendors, and receive health screenings. The event also features crafts, cooking classes, fitness demonstrations, and a kids’ zone. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 10am-6pm. $15. www.sistersummit.com

 
Chase After a Cure Gala

Chase After a Cure Gala


Event Date: 02/04/2017 - 7:00pm




Since its founding, Chase After a Cure has raised more than $500,000 for pediatric cancer research at MUSC Children’s Hospital. The ninth annual gala boasts a theme of “A Kid at Heart,” with “youth-inspired” food, music by Quiana Parler & Friends, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds fund research and equipment at MUSC Children’s Hospital. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Saturday, 7pm. $125. (843)695-7511, www.chaseafteracure.com

 
Tony DeSare Sings Sinatra

Tony DeSare Sings Sinatra


Event Date: 02/04/2017 - 7:30pm




A winter evening in the Gaillard, filled with the sounds of Sinatra? If that isn’t worthy of a pre-Valentine’s date, we don’t know what is. Renowned vocalist Tony DeSare, who’s released three top-10 Billboard jazz albums, performed with symphony orchestras across the country, and been featured on the likes of The Today Show and A Prairie Home Companion—joins the Charleston Symphony Orchestra to put his spin on songs by Ol’ Blue Eyes. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $98-$12. (843) 723-7528, www.charlestonsymphony.org

 
1964 The Tribute

1964 The Tribute


Event Date: 02/04/2017 - 8:00pm




For the past 25 years, 1964 The Tribute has been thrilling audiences worldwide with what has been hailed by Rolling Stone as the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.” The band recreates the magic of The Beatles with period instruments, clothing, and onstage banter, all designed to take the audience back to a beloved era in musical history. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 8pm. $54-$34. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
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Crowell A. Pate IV

Crowell A. Pate IV


Event Date:
08/23/2016 - 10:00am to 04/27/2017 - 10:00am




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

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Lions & Tigers & Bears

Lions & Tigers & Bears


Event Date:
10/20/2016 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 12:00pm




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

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

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


Event Date:
12/02/2016 - 10:00am to 04/23/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”

”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”


Event Date:
01/02/2017 - 1:00pm to 06/17/2017 - 10:00am




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

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Home Team BBQ Winter Menu

Home Team BBQ Winter Menu


Event Date:
01/17/2017 - 11:00am to 04/01/2017 - 2:00am




Home Team BBQ beverage director Adam Rothstein has launched a new cocktail menu at the downtown location. Get cozy at Home Team on a chilly night and check out the drink selection featuring the following potent potables: Sweter-Vested Interest, made with Virgil Kane rye and black pepper honey; Swanky's Sideshow, made with Plantation rum and banana liqueur; and The Wild Rumpus, made with tequila and passion fruit puree. These winter cocktails are available along with the regular and rotating specials bar menu at the downtown location. Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ, 126 Williman St. Monday-Sunday, 11am-2am. Prices vary. (843)225-7427, hometeambbq.com

 

 

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“Exit/Alive: The Art of Anthony Dominguez”

“Exit/Alive: The Art of Anthony Dominguez”


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 11:00am to 03/04/2017 - 11:00am




The Halsey Institute presents “Exit/Alive,” a definitive overview of more than 20 years of work by the late propagandist painter and mixed-media artist Anthony Dominguez. Explore the life and style of the intentionally homeless Dominguez, whose tragicomic depictions draw heavily from the New York streets he inhabited and from the interactions he observed around him. Stop by the opening night reception Friday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m. to view these thought-provoking works. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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"Ahead of the Wrecking Ball: Ronald Ramsey & the Preservation of Charleston"

"Ahead of the Wrecking Ball: Ronald Ramsey & the Preservation of Charleston"


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 6:30pm to 03/04/2017 - 11:00am




Take a tour of lost Holy City buildings in this Halsey exhibit showcasing the work of native Charlestonian Ronald Wayne Ramsey. For decades, he has been documenting local historical structures—particularly those facing demolition. In addition to drawing each one, Ramsey attempts to sneak inside them “before the wrecking ball” in order to obtain artifacts such as hinges, shutter dogs, decorative ironwork, and doorknobs. See 30 years worth of his renderings, salvaged treasures, and even notebooks full of ephemera—such as advertisements, stationery, and receipts—from his favorite buildings. Don’t miss the opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 20.Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (843) 953-5652, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence

The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 7:30pm to 02/11/2017 - 7:30pm




A complex and intriguing narrative written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George, The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence jumps back and forth in time, telling the stories of four historical “Watsons,” among them Thomas, assistant to Alexander Graham Bell, as well as Sherlock Holmes’s loyal sidekick. This provocative PURE Theatre production explores, prods, and questions technology and its place in our world—and in our love lives.PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Days & times vary. $32. (843)723-4444, www.puretheatre.org

 
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Humpday Hamburgers at The Glass Onion

Humpday Hamburgers at The Glass Onion


Event Date:
01/25/2017 - 11:00am to 02/22/2017 - 9:00pm




Head to The Glass Onion for Chef Chris Stewart's new weekly special: the Humpday Hamburger. After receiving daily requests for the burger, Stewart has decided to start offering it just one night a week, changing the toppings based on the season and products available. The $12 GO hamburger currently features an EVO brioche bun, three three-ounce local grass fed beef patties, lettuce, tomato, onion, and Duke’s Mayo, served with a side of french fries and a dill pickle. Add cheese, mushrooms, or Benton bacon for one dollar each, or add all three for just two dollars. The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Hwy. Wednesday, 11am-9pm. $14-$12. (843) 225-1717, ilovetheglassonion.com

 

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”Snow Days in Charleston: The great blizzard of 1899”

”Snow Days in Charleston: The great blizzard of 1899”


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 9:00am to 04/02/2017 - 12:00pm




While the concept of snow-laden marshes might seem far-fetched today, back in 1899, a blizzard of unforeseen proportions took the Lowcountry by storm. During this “Great Arctic Outbreak,” amateur photographers Robert Achurch, Franklin Frost Sams, Leila Waring, and Sabrina Elliot Wells braved the cold to capture this rare meterological event. Head over to The Charleston Museum to see their photos on display in this special exhibit. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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

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


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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

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


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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Addicted to Love

Addicted to Love


Event Date:
02/02/2017 - 7:00pm to 02/25/2017 - 8:00pm




Catch 34 West’s encore presentation of the sell-out summertime hit about an eager reporter who goes undercover at a high school. What happens when Mom falls in love with her daughter’s teacher? Find out in this high-energy play, featuring popular ’80s tunes by the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Robert Palmer. Audience members can purchase champagne cocktails, coke floats, and a variety of tasty treats. 34 West Theatre Co., 200 Meeting St. Friday-Tuesday, 7 & 8pm. $30. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org

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Black Comedy

Black Comedy


Event Date:
02/02/2017 - 7:30pm to 02/11/2017 - 7:30pm




It’s the mid-1960s in South Kensington, London, and struggling sculptor Brindsley Miller is prepping his flat for a cocktail party where he will attempt to impress his soon-to-be father-in-law. Written by Englishman Sir Peter Shaffer and performed by South of Broadway Theatre Company, this farcical one-act play takes place entirely in the dark, as a fuse blows right before Miller’s all-important gathering. Watch as his plans to charm his fiancé’s father are interrupted by unexpected guests, mistaken identities, and other surprises hidden in dark corners. South of Broadway Theatre, 1080 East Montague Ave., North Charleston. Days & times vary. $25. (843)745-0317, www.southofbroadway.com

 
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Not Your Typical Love Story

Not Your Typical Love Story


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 10:00am to 02/28/2017 - 6:00pm




Hearken back to a time when Valentine's Day was more about love, acceptance, and compassion than about finding the most Instagram-worthy gift as the innovative artists of Fabulon re-imagine a less commercialized version of the holiday. Artists will share their interpretations of all the different kinds of love we experience; the ways that we love, the things and people that we love, and how we do it -- in a bid to reclaim the holiday. Except, of course, there will be lots and lots of chocolate. 

Fabulon,1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley. Days vary, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, www.fabulonart.com 

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Not Your Typical Love Story

Not Your Typical Love Story


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 10:00am to 02/28/2017 - 10:00am




Break up with commercialized holidays and celebrate all forms of love this Valentine’s Day at Fabulon Center for Art and Education. For the second run of this exhibition, Fabulon artists create new depictions of their own love stories, whether they involve an appreciation of one’s self, affection for pets or family, or even loss of romantic love. Fabulon Center for Art & Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, www.fabulonart.com

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Oysters on the Point

Oysters on the Point


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 2:00pm to 03/11/2017 - 2:00pm




Spend a Saturday at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina while oyster season is still in full swing. Shuck some of the Lowcountry’s juiciest bivalves while watching the sun set, sip a drink from the make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, and groove to live music. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 2-6pm. $5; free for child under 12. (843)284-7022, www.charlestonharborresort.com

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Camellia Walks

Camellia Walks


Event Date:
02/07/2017 - 11:00am to 03/18/2017 - 11:00am




Walk the grounds of Middleton Place, home to the country’s oldest landscaped gardens, and discover hundreds of varieties of camellias, including the 1786 Reine des Fleurs, one of the first camellias planted in America. Guides lead attendees through the estate’s original gardens, as well as the ”new” camellia garden of the 1950s. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday, 11am. $28; $15 student; $10 ages six-13; free for child under six. (843)556-6020, www.middletonplace.org

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The Glass Onion Celebrates Women Equality and Advocacy

The Glass Onion Celebrates Women Equality and Advocacy


Event Date: 02/08/2017 - 5:30pm




In lieu of women across the world marching to defend their rights, The Glass Onion plays its part in the ongoing fight for equality with a charity tasting. Guests can enjoy a variety of French wines including Domaine Pichot Vouvray Brut, Chateau Gassier Cotes de Provence Espirit, and Le Grande Caillou Pinot Noir from Patient Cottat—paired perfectly with small bites. Five dollars of every ticket benefits the Center for Women, a non-profit educating women across the state and advocating for their economic success.

The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Highway, West Ashley. Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. $10. 843-225-1717, www.ilovetheglassonion.com

 
Clare Daly

Clare Daly


Event Date:
02/09/2017 - 8:00pm to 02/11/2017 - 8:00pm




Growing up in Yonkers, New York, Clare Daly had access to all of the jazz icons performing live in New York City. It was there that she cultivated a passion for the genre and went on to attend Berklee College as an alto player. After graduation, Daly traveled with jazz and rock bands and eventually began playing the baritone sax—she hasn't looked back. Join Daly at the How Art Thou Jazz Lounge for soothing jazz ranging from classic to avant garde. How Art Thou Jazz Lounge, 1956 Maybank Hwy. Thurday-Saturday, 8-11pm. $10. www.charleston.jazznearyou.com

 
David McCullough: American Leadership on New Frontiers

David McCullough: American Leadership on New Frontiers


Event Date: 02/09/2017 - 6:45pm




Internationally acclaimed speaker and author David McCullough will deliver a public talk discussing his upcoming book, which focuses on the settlement of the American frontier, and discuss the qualities that have been present in strong leaders throughout the nation's history. 

Buyers Auditorium, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street. Thursday, 6:45 pm. (843)225-3294, www.citadel.edu 

 
Empire Strikes Bass + Head for the Hills at The Pour House

Empire Strikes Bass + Head for the Hills at The Pour House


Event Date: 02/09/2017 - 9:30pm




Colorado bluegrass quartet Head for the Hills joins Empire Strikes Bass for an epic show at The Pour House. In 2016, Head for the Hills performed at several renowned national music festivals including FloydFest, Strawberry Music Festival, and Blue Ox Music Festival. Their bluegrass-based sound delves into many other genres to bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. Empire Strikes Bass is composed of music veterans capable of performing as a 10-piece stage band, six or seven-piece combo lineup, or transforming into a true second line parade. As a sit-in horn section, they have collaborated with many acclaimed artists.

 
Mozart & Haydn

Mozart & Haydn


Event Date:
02/10/2017 - 7:30pm to 02/11/2017 - 7:30pm




The Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO), led by conductor Ken Lam, presents works by two of the world’s most renowned classical composers—Wolfgang Mozart and Joseph Haydn. The evening begins with Mozart’s Symphony No. 33 and is followed by guest cellist Cicely Parnas playing Tchaikovsky’s cello concerto Op. 33, Variations on a Rococo Theme and Andante Cantabile. The CSO closes out the evening with a performance of Haydn’s Symphony No. 60 in C major, aka ”Il distratto,” the ”absent-minded one.” Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Friday & Saturday, 7:30pm. $98-$12. (843)723-7528, www.charlestonsymphony.org

 
70th Anniversary Luncheon with Guest Speaker Martha Stewart

70th Anniversary Luncheon with Guest Speaker Martha Stewart


Event Date: 02/10/2017 - 11:30am




Historic Charleston Foundation’s 70th anniversary luncheon is your chance to hear the iconic Martha Stewart discuss her passion for history, architecture, antiques, and design. Mingle at a champagne reception before sitting down to a meal from Hamby Catering, and go home with a three-day pass to the Charleston Antiques Show, coming up March 17 to 19. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Friday, 11:30 a.m. $150. (843) 722-3405, www.historiccharleston.org

 
Elise Testone presents For the Love of Legends

Elise Testone presents For the Love of Legends


Event Date: 02/10/2017 - 7:00pm




Mount Pleasant resident Elise Testone won the hearts of the nation—and the judges—during her stint on American Idol back in 2014. Now, with a tour and an album under her belt, Testone takes the Music Hall stage to present a performance honoring some of rock and roll’s finest legends, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Michael Jackson. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 7pm doors; 8pm show. $18.50-$16.50. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Society 1858 Winter Party: Graffiti in the Garden

Society 1858 Winter Party: Graffiti in the Garden


Event Date: 02/10/2017 - 8:00pm




At this fête hosted by Gibbes Museum support group Society 1858, watch Portuguese graffiti artist Odeith—internationally acclaimed for his anamorphic works that incorporate multiple surfaces to create optical-illusion effects—paint a site-specific mural in the institution’s Lenhardt Garden. Brooklyn’s DJ Wolf keeps the music pumping, and guests have a chance to win original works by some of Charleston’s hottest visual artists. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Friday, 8-11 p.m. $110; $85 Society 1858 member. (843) 722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
Yazoo Brewing Launch Party

Yazoo Brewing Launch Party


Event Date: 02/10/2017 - 9:00pm




Home Team BBQ’s downtown location hosts the Charleston launch event for the Nashville-based Yazoo Brewing Co. Attendees can purchase Yazoo beers for five dollars each, and two dollars from each beer benefits Hogs for a Cause. The Yazoo beers being showased at the event include the Daddy 'O Pilsner, Dos Perros, Hefeweizen, Hop Perfect, Hopry Double IPA, and Pale Ale. The event also features live music by Nashville native Mac Leaphart, beginning at 10:00p.m. Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ, 126 Williman St. Friday, 9pm. Free. (843) 225-7427, hometeambbq.com

 
Sinatra: The Man & His Music

Sinatra: The Man & His Music


Event Date:
02/11/2017 - 2:00pm to 02/12/2017 - 3:00pm




In honor of musical legend Frank Sinatra, dynamic Charleston duo Brad and Jennifer Moranz pool 40 of Sinatra’s timeless classics into a two-hour special performance. Broadway vet Bobby Daye, songstress Tiffany Parker, and Charleston’s own Tonya Williams join the Moranzes onstage, accompanied by a live band led by Frank Duval. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, 3pm. $38; $35 senior/military; $19 student; $16 child under 13. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

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Charleston STEM Fest

Charleston STEM Fest


Event Date: 02/11/2017 - 10:00am




The entire family enjoys an afternoon of fun and learning at the fourth annual Charleston STEM Festival, an event dedicated to educating the community about the role of science, technology, engineering, and math within the Lowcountry. Join more than 80 exhibitors at Brittlebank Park and participate in myriad activities and interactive demonstrations from organizations including Blackbaud, SCE&G, and The Charleston Museum. Brittlebank Park, 0 Lockwood Blvd. Saturday, 10am-3pm. Free. www.charlestonstemfest.org

 
Cupid’s Undie Run

Cupid’s Undie Run


Event Date: 02/11/2017 - 12:00pm




Pick out your most presentable underpinnings and cross your fingers for warm weather: the Undie Run, which takes place in nearly 40 cities in the United States and Australia, is back in town to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. You can start a team, join a team, or go it alone on the one-mile course, then hit up the open bar and awards ceremony afterward. Loggerhead’s Beach Grill, 123 W. Ashley Ave., Folly Beach. Saturday, noon-4pm. $30. (843) 588-2365, www.cupidundierun.com

 
BIASC Shuck-A-Rama

BIASC Shuck-A-Rama


Event Date: 02/11/2017 - 5:00pm




The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina presents its sixth annual Shuck-A-Rama oyster roast. Sponsored by NeuroRestorative and HudsonMan, Inc., the event increases awareness of brain injury in the Lowcountry and raises money to support the services of the BIASC, an organization founded to support individuals and families dealing with brain injury and to educate the community about its prevention. Proceeds from the Shuck-A-Rama are used to develop programs that directly benefit the more than 61,000 children and adults in the Lowcountry living with traumatic brain injury-related disabilities. The oyster roast features fresh oysters, beer, wine, and soft drinks, as well as live music from local Charleston bands like Graham Whorley, GTS, and Nick Collins. The Barrel, 1859 Folly Rd., James Island. Saturday, 5-8pm. $50-$40. (803)731-9823, biausa.org/SC

 
Bacon & Bourbon

Bacon & Bourbon


Event Date: 02/11/2017 - 7:30pm




This annual fundraiser offers up unlimited samples of bacon dishes prepared by chefs from top area restaurants including Swig & Swine, The Granary, and Poogan’s Smokehouse. The all-inclusive ticket also gives you access to free-flowing bourbon tastings from distilleries including Old Rip Van Winkle, Buffalo Trace, and Evan Williams. When you take a break from sipping and snacking, try your hand at laser skeet-shooting or visit the cigar cabana. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of Charleston’s hunger and homeless initiatives. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Saturday, 7:30pm. $75. (843)819-5947, www.baconandbourbonsc.com

 
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Crowell A. Pate IV

Crowell A. Pate IV


Event Date:
08/23/2016 - 10:00am to 04/27/2017 - 10:00am




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

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Lions & Tigers & Bears

Lions & Tigers & Bears


Event Date:
10/20/2016 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 12:00pm




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

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

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


Event Date:
12/02/2016 - 10:00am to 04/23/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”

”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”


Event Date:
01/02/2017 - 1:00pm to 06/17/2017 - 10:00am




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

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Home Team BBQ Winter Menu

Home Team BBQ Winter Menu


Event Date:
01/17/2017 - 11:00am to 04/01/2017 - 2:00am




Home Team BBQ beverage director Adam Rothstein has launched a new cocktail menu at the downtown location. Get cozy at Home Team on a chilly night and check out the drink selection featuring the following potent potables: Sweter-Vested Interest, made with Virgil Kane rye and black pepper honey; Swanky's Sideshow, made with Plantation rum and banana liqueur; and The Wild Rumpus, made with tequila and passion fruit puree. These winter cocktails are available along with the regular and rotating specials bar menu at the downtown location. Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ, 126 Williman St. Monday-Sunday, 11am-2am. Prices vary. (843)225-7427, hometeambbq.com

 

 

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“Exit/Alive: The Art of Anthony Dominguez”

“Exit/Alive: The Art of Anthony Dominguez”


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 11:00am to 03/04/2017 - 11:00am




The Halsey Institute presents “Exit/Alive,” a definitive overview of more than 20 years of work by the late propagandist painter and mixed-media artist Anthony Dominguez. Explore the life and style of the intentionally homeless Dominguez, whose tragicomic depictions draw heavily from the New York streets he inhabited and from the interactions he observed around him. Stop by the opening night reception Friday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m. to view these thought-provoking works. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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"Ahead of the Wrecking Ball: Ronald Ramsey & the Preservation of Charleston"

"Ahead of the Wrecking Ball: Ronald Ramsey & the Preservation of Charleston"


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 6:30pm to 03/04/2017 - 11:00am




Take a tour of lost Holy City buildings in this Halsey exhibit showcasing the work of native Charlestonian Ronald Wayne Ramsey. For decades, he has been documenting local historical structures—particularly those facing demolition. In addition to drawing each one, Ramsey attempts to sneak inside them “before the wrecking ball” in order to obtain artifacts such as hinges, shutter dogs, decorative ironwork, and doorknobs. See 30 years worth of his renderings, salvaged treasures, and even notebooks full of ephemera—such as advertisements, stationery, and receipts—from his favorite buildings. Don’t miss the opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 20.Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (843) 953-5652, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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Humpday Hamburgers at The Glass Onion

Humpday Hamburgers at The Glass Onion


Event Date:
01/25/2017 - 11:00am to 02/22/2017 - 9:00pm




Head to The Glass Onion for Chef Chris Stewart's new weekly special: the Humpday Hamburger. After receiving daily requests for the burger, Stewart has decided to start offering it just one night a week, changing the toppings based on the season and products available. The $12 GO hamburger currently features an EVO brioche bun, three three-ounce local grass fed beef patties, lettuce, tomato, onion, and Duke’s Mayo, served with a side of french fries and a dill pickle. Add cheese, mushrooms, or Benton bacon for one dollar each, or add all three for just two dollars. The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Hwy. Wednesday, 11am-9pm. $14-$12. (843) 225-1717, ilovetheglassonion.com

 

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”Snow Days in Charleston: The great blizzard of 1899”

”Snow Days in Charleston: The great blizzard of 1899”


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 9:00am to 04/02/2017 - 12:00pm




While the concept of snow-laden marshes might seem far-fetched today, back in 1899, a blizzard of unforeseen proportions took the Lowcountry by storm. During this “Great Arctic Outbreak,” amateur photographers Robert Achurch, Franklin Frost Sams, Leila Waring, and Sabrina Elliot Wells braved the cold to capture this rare meterological event. Head over to The Charleston Museum to see their photos on display in this special exhibit. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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

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


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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

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


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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Addicted to Love

Addicted to Love


Event Date:
02/02/2017 - 7:00pm to 02/25/2017 - 8:00pm




Catch 34 West’s encore presentation of the sell-out summertime hit about an eager reporter who goes undercover at a high school. What happens when Mom falls in love with her daughter’s teacher? Find out in this high-energy play, featuring popular ’80s tunes by the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Robert Palmer. Audience members can purchase champagne cocktails, coke floats, and a variety of tasty treats. 34 West Theatre Co., 200 Meeting St. Friday-Tuesday, 7 & 8pm. $30. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org

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Not Your Typical Love Story

Not Your Typical Love Story


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 10:00am to 02/28/2017 - 6:00pm




Hearken back to a time when Valentine's Day was more about love, acceptance, and compassion than about finding the most Instagram-worthy gift as the innovative artists of Fabulon re-imagine a less commercialized version of the holiday. Artists will share their interpretations of all the different kinds of love we experience; the ways that we love, the things and people that we love, and how we do it -- in a bid to reclaim the holiday. Except, of course, there will be lots and lots of chocolate. 

Fabulon,1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley. Days vary, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, www.fabulonart.com 

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Not Your Typical Love Story

Not Your Typical Love Story


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 10:00am to 02/28/2017 - 10:00am




Break up with commercialized holidays and celebrate all forms of love this Valentine’s Day at Fabulon Center for Art and Education. For the second run of this exhibition, Fabulon artists create new depictions of their own love stories, whether they involve an appreciation of one’s self, affection for pets or family, or even loss of romantic love. Fabulon Center for Art & Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, www.fabulonart.com

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Oysters on the Point

Oysters on the Point


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 2:00pm to 03/11/2017 - 2:00pm




Spend a Saturday at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina while oyster season is still in full swing. Shuck some of the Lowcountry’s juiciest bivalves while watching the sun set, sip a drink from the make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, and groove to live music. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 2-6pm. $5; free for child under 12. (843)284-7022, www.charlestonharborresort.com

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Camellia Walks

Camellia Walks


Event Date:
02/07/2017 - 11:00am to 03/18/2017 - 11:00am




Walk the grounds of Middleton Place, home to the country’s oldest landscaped gardens, and discover hundreds of varieties of camellias, including the 1786 Reine des Fleurs, one of the first camellias planted in America. Guides lead attendees through the estate’s original gardens, as well as the ”new” camellia garden of the 1950s. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday, 11am. $28; $15 student; $10 ages six-13; free for child under six. (843)556-6020, www.middletonplace.org

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Sinatra: The Man & His Music

Sinatra: The Man & His Music


Event Date:
02/11/2017 - 2:00pm to 02/12/2017 - 3:00pm




In honor of musical legend Frank Sinatra, dynamic Charleston duo Brad and Jennifer Moranz pool 40 of Sinatra’s timeless classics into a two-hour special performance. Broadway vet Bobby Daye, songstress Tiffany Parker, and Charleston’s own Tonya Williams join the Moranzes onstage, accompanied by a live band led by Frank Duval. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, 3pm. $38; $35 senior/military; $19 student; $16 child under 13. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
 
 
”Feathers & Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina”

”Feathers & Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina”


Event Date:
02/15/2017 - 9:00am to 05/08/2017 - 9:00am




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

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South Carolina Stingrays

South Carolina Stingrays


Event Date:
02/12/2017 - 3:05pm to 02/19/2017 - 3:05pm




Catch on-ice action this month at the Stingrays’ five home games. The February 14 battle against the Atlanta Gladiators brings a Valentine’s twist: wear red if you’re taken, yellow if “it’s complicated,” and green if you’re open to making a match. And February 18, when the ’Rays take on the Manchester Monarchs, is Pack the House night—every seat is just $10. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Sunday, 3:05 p.m. Tuesday, Friday, & Saturday, 7:05 p.m. $29-$10. (843) 744-2248, www.stingrays.com

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Fleet Fest

Fleet Fest


Event Date: 02/12/2017 - 11:00am




Fleet Landing hosts a day of great music, food, and fun at the fourth annual Fleet Fest Oyster Roast, featuring Lady’s Island oysters from Beaufort, barbecue from Alex Hammond, and desserts prepared by sous chef Deljuan Murphy, runner-up on Food Network’s Chopped.  The beverage lineup includes selections from LowTide Brewing, Hi-Wire Brewing, Freehouse Brewery, Southern Eagle, Finlandia, Allagash, and Chilled Dill Pickle Vodka. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own shuckers, and the event is dog friendly! Fleet Landing, 186 Concord St. Sunday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843) 722-8100, fleetlanding.net

 
Keeper of the Wild Oyster Roast and Silent Auction

Keeper of the Wild Oyster Roast and Silent Auction


Event Date: 02/12/2017 - 1:30pm




Shuck fresh oysters, enjoy a silent auction, and relax at one of the most scenice venues in Charleston: Magnolia Plantation. With the purchase of one ticket, guests receive admission and all basic admission attractions at Magnolia, roasted oysters, chili, vegetarian dishes, desserts, soda, coffee, and more. For tickets purchase at one of the following locations: Pet Vet, Dorchester Veterinary Hospital, or Maybank Animal Hospital. Proceeds benefit Keeper of the Wild, a nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates wildlife. Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Rd. Sunday, 1:30-4:30pm. $30; free for child under 13. (843)761-3400 

 
 
Valentine's Day at Indaco

Valentine's Day at Indaco


Event Date: 02/14/2017 - 5:00pm




Whether you're flying solo or seeking a table for two this Valentine's Day, head to Indaco to cozy up to a bowl of parmesean and ricotta ravioli drizzled with butterbean pesto, or dig into thin-crust pizza topped with brussel sprouts, ricotta, pancetta, apples, and honey - or skip straight to the espresso fudge semifreddo. Sweet and savory dishes abound at this rustic Italian respite, promising a Valentine's Day dinner that everyone can fall in love with. 

Indaco, 526 King Street. Tuesday, 5-10pm. Prices vary. (843)727-1228. www.indacocharleston.com 

 
Valentine’s Day at the Macintosh

Valentine’s Day at the Macintosh


Event Date: 02/14/2017 - 5:00pm




Enjoy a decadent Valentine’s night at the Macintosh, where head chef and three-time James Beard Award semi-finalist Jeremiah Bacon serves up some of the best local fare in town. The ever-changing menu has been known to include seafood charcuterie, scallops served in a black garlic sunchoke puree, and always includes a linuep of seasonally inspired cocktails. The Macintosh, 749 King Street. Tuesday, 5-11pm. (843)789-4299, themacintoshcharleston.com 

 
Valentine’s Day at Wild Blue Ropes

Valentine’s Day at Wild Blue Ropes


Event Date: 02/14/2017 - 6:00pm




Calling all adventurous couples: Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park is taking Valentine’s Day to new heights with the return of their popular Valentine’s Day night climb! Take on the obstacle course with your sweetheart, and then relax and enjoy a (BYOB) bonfire picnic dinner with other couples. Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, 1595 Highland Avenue. Tuesday, 6-7pm. (843)502-4066, wildblueropes.com. Reservations recommended. 

 
Valentine's Day Interactive Dinner

Valentine's Day Interactive Dinner


Event Date: 02/14/2017 - 6:30pm




Looking for a different kind of Valentine's Day date? Mercantile and Mash has you covered. This interactive dinner features a three-course meal, tasteful wine pairings, and an interactive culinary lesson from executive chef Tim Morton. Whether it's your first date or your 100th, a good time—and great food and wine—is guaranteed for all.

 

Mercantile and Mash, 701 East Bay St. Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm. $95. (843)793-2636, www.mercandmash.com 

 

 

 

 
Blue Mind: Water for Your Wellbeing

Blue Mind: Water for Your Wellbeing


Event Date: 02/15/2017 - 7:00pm




Delve deep into the study of conservation during this South Carolina Aquarium Holland Lifelong Learning event. Special guest Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, leader in the emerging field of neuroconservation, discusses the relationship between water and human health and encourages guests to take part in the Blue Marbles Project, an endeavor designed to promote environmental awareness and respect in communities around the world. Davies Auditorium, Ashley Hall, 172 Rutledge Ave. Wednesday, 7-9pm. $25-$10. (843)577-3474, www.scaquarium.org

 
Jilted Lovers Party at the Cocktail Club

Jilted Lovers Party at the Cocktail Club


Event Date: 02/15/2017 - 8:00pm




It's true, misery does love company—and an anti-Valentine's Day bash at the Cocktail Club isn't half bad, either. Ditch the sappy movies and chocolate and head over to the Cocktail Club, where your commiserations might just pay off in the form of a $250 prize for the jilted lover with the best story. Rather not share? Enjoy specially-crafted cocktails, live music, and the chance to leave all those bad memories behind you out on the dance floor. 

The Cocktail Club, 479 King Street. Wednesday, 8pm-2am. Free. (843)724-9411, www.thecocktailclubcharleston.com

 
Whale of a Sale

Whale of a Sale


Event Date:
02/16/2017 - 6:00pm to 02/18/2017 - 1:00pm




Junior League of Charleston presents Charleston’s biggest yard sale, the 42nd annual Whale of a Sale. College Center, Trident Technical College. Thursday, 6-8pm; Friday, 6-9pm; Saturday, 8am-1pm. $40 Thursday; $12 Friday; free on Saturday. jlcharleston.org

 
Patagonia's Worn Wear College Tour

Patagonia's Worn Wear College Tour


Event Date: 02/16/2017 - 10:00am




Patagonia brings its mobile repair shop to the College of Charleston to promote their eco-friendly mantra: “If it’s broke, fix it!” Students and members of the community can get their garments repaired and learn how to fix their own gear, as well as learn more about Patagonia’s Worn Wear program. In conjunction, enjoy a street fair with local non-profits, including Low Country Street Grocery, as well as food, drinks, and music. At 6:00pm hear Rick Ridgeway from Patagonia, Adam Werbach from Yerdle, and Scott Briscoe from National Outdoor Leadership School speak at Randolph Hall. Randolph Hall, 66 George St. Thursday, 10am-5pm. Free. patagonia.com

 
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition


Event Date:
02/17/2017 - 8:30am to 02/19/2017 - 9:00am




Whether you’re in it for the fine sporting and wildlife art, parties like the Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast and South Carolina Waterfowl Association Sportsman’s Ball, or simply all the adorable pooches sniffing out the action in Marion Square, the 35th annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has it all. The packed schedule includes Jeff Corwin presentations at the Gaillard, fly-fishing and cast-net demos at Brittlebank Park, and a new and improved art display in the Belmond Charleston Place ballroom. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843)723-1748, www.sewe.com

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Audubon the Film

Audubon the Film


Event Date:
02/17/2017 - 1:00pm to 02/18/2017 - 11:00am




Self-taught painter, ornithologist, and naturalist John James Audubon was on the forefront of the American conservation movement some 200 years ago. His bird studies led him across continental wilderness and into the unchartered Western frontier. Audubon: John James Audubon and the Birds of America explores the historical figure’s fascinating life and the influence he had on nature-lovers, from Thoreau to Teddy Roosevelt. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Friday, 1pm; Saturday, 11am. $50-$25. (843) 723-1748, www.sewe.com

 
Copley Fine Art Auctions Winter Sale

Copley Fine Art Auctions Winter Sale


Event Date: 02/17/2017 - 8:30am




Copley Fine Art Auctions, the nation’s premier sporting art auction house, displays hundreds of antique and contemporary decoys, as well as world-class paintings and fine bird carvings, as part of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. This year, attendees bid on pieces including a watercolor by Andrew Wyeth, a Willard Metcalf seascape, and a single-owner collection of works by master carver Mark McNair. American Theater, 446 King St. Friday, 8:30am-5pm. $50-$25. (843) 723-1748, www.sewe.com

 
Singin’ Ellington: The Duke & His Vocalists

Singin’ Ellington: The Duke & His Vocalists


Event Date: 02/18/2017 - 5:00pm




Duke Ellington left an indelible mark on the genre of jazz as we know it, composing more than 3,000 songs and fronting an orchestra that propelled dozens of other musicians to successful careers. Celebrate Ellington’s legacy with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra as they prove ”It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing.” Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 5pm & 8pm. $60-$45; $55-$38 senior; $10 student. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
The Immortal Lobster at Bar Mash

The Immortal Lobster at Bar Mash


Event Date: 02/18/2017 - 9:00pm




Get your hands on the best lobster roll in the Lowcountry at Bar Mash where the folks at the Immortal Lobster will be serving up some of their best selections for late night bites. 

Bar Mash, 701 East Bay St. Saturday, 9pm-1am. Free. (843)793-2636, www.mercandmash.com

 
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Crowell A. Pate IV

Crowell A. Pate IV


Event Date:
08/23/2016 - 10:00am to 04/27/2017 - 10:00am




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

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Lions & Tigers & Bears

Lions & Tigers & Bears


Event Date:
10/20/2016 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 12:00pm




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

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

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


Event Date:
12/02/2016 - 10:00am to 04/23/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”

”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”


Event Date:
01/02/2017 - 1:00pm to 06/17/2017 - 10:00am




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

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Home Team BBQ Winter Menu

Home Team BBQ Winter Menu


Event Date:
01/17/2017 - 11:00am to 04/01/2017 - 2:00am




Home Team BBQ beverage director Adam Rothstein has launched a new cocktail menu at the downtown location. Get cozy at Home Team on a chilly night and check out the drink selection featuring the following potent potables: Sweter-Vested Interest, made with Virgil Kane rye and black pepper honey; Swanky's Sideshow, made with Plantation rum and banana liqueur; and The Wild Rumpus, made with tequila and passion fruit puree. These winter cocktails are available along with the regular and rotating specials bar menu at the downtown location. Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ, 126 Williman St. Monday-Sunday, 11am-2am. Prices vary. (843)225-7427, hometeambbq.com

 

 

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“Exit/Alive: The Art of Anthony Dominguez”

“Exit/Alive: The Art of Anthony Dominguez”


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 11:00am to 03/04/2017 - 11:00am




The Halsey Institute presents “Exit/Alive,” a definitive overview of more than 20 years of work by the late propagandist painter and mixed-media artist Anthony Dominguez. Explore the life and style of the intentionally homeless Dominguez, whose tragicomic depictions draw heavily from the New York streets he inhabited and from the interactions he observed around him. Stop by the opening night reception Friday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m. to view these thought-provoking works. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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"Ahead of the Wrecking Ball: Ronald Ramsey & the Preservation of Charleston"

"Ahead of the Wrecking Ball: Ronald Ramsey & the Preservation of Charleston"


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 6:30pm to 03/04/2017 - 11:00am




Take a tour of lost Holy City buildings in this Halsey exhibit showcasing the work of native Charlestonian Ronald Wayne Ramsey. For decades, he has been documenting local historical structures—particularly those facing demolition. In addition to drawing each one, Ramsey attempts to sneak inside them “before the wrecking ball” in order to obtain artifacts such as hinges, shutter dogs, decorative ironwork, and doorknobs. See 30 years worth of his renderings, salvaged treasures, and even notebooks full of ephemera—such as advertisements, stationery, and receipts—from his favorite buildings. Don’t miss the opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 20.Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (843) 953-5652, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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Humpday Hamburgers at The Glass Onion

Humpday Hamburgers at The Glass Onion


Event Date:
01/25/2017 - 11:00am to 02/22/2017 - 9:00pm




Head to The Glass Onion for Chef Chris Stewart's new weekly special: the Humpday Hamburger. After receiving daily requests for the burger, Stewart has decided to start offering it just one night a week, changing the toppings based on the season and products available. The $12 GO hamburger currently features an EVO brioche bun, three three-ounce local grass fed beef patties, lettuce, tomato, onion, and Duke’s Mayo, served with a side of french fries and a dill pickle. Add cheese, mushrooms, or Benton bacon for one dollar each, or add all three for just two dollars. The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Hwy. Wednesday, 11am-9pm. $14-$12. (843) 225-1717, ilovetheglassonion.com

 

 
 
 
Captain’s Comic Expo

Captain’s Comic Expo


Event Date:
02/25/2017 - 10:00am to 02/26/2017 - 10:00am




More than 120 tables of classic and modern comic books, artwork, artisan wares, and more fill Omar Shrine Temple for this ninth annual exposition, featuring a variety of events sure to please every comic enthusiast in the Lowcountry. Saturday, stop in for the “Star Wars Experience” and meet some of the saga’s famed characters before participating in the live charity auction to benefit Lowcountry Orphan Relief. On Sunday afternoon, wrap up the weekend with Charleston’s biggest cosplay contest and take photos with superheroes, Disney princesses, and the SC Ghostbusters. Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm. $10; free for child under 11. (843)766-6611, www.captainscomicexpo.com

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”Snow Days in Charleston: The great blizzard of 1899”

”Snow Days in Charleston: The great blizzard of 1899”


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 9:00am to 04/02/2017 - 12:00pm




While the concept of snow-laden marshes might seem far-fetched today, back in 1899, a blizzard of unforeseen proportions took the Lowcountry by storm. During this “Great Arctic Outbreak,” amateur photographers Robert Achurch, Franklin Frost Sams, Leila Waring, and Sabrina Elliot Wells braved the cold to capture this rare meterological event. Head over to The Charleston Museum to see their photos on display in this special exhibit. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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

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


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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

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


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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Addicted to Love

Addicted to Love


Event Date:
02/02/2017 - 7:00pm to 02/25/2017 - 8:00pm




Catch 34 West’s encore presentation of the sell-out summertime hit about an eager reporter who goes undercover at a high school. What happens when Mom falls in love with her daughter’s teacher? Find out in this high-energy play, featuring popular ’80s tunes by the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Robert Palmer. Audience members can purchase champagne cocktails, coke floats, and a variety of tasty treats. 34 West Theatre Co., 200 Meeting St. Friday-Tuesday, 7 & 8pm. $30. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org

 
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Not Your Typical Love Story

Not Your Typical Love Story


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 10:00am to 02/28/2017 - 6:00pm




Hearken back to a time when Valentine's Day was more about love, acceptance, and compassion than about finding the most Instagram-worthy gift as the innovative artists of Fabulon re-imagine a less commercialized version of the holiday. Artists will share their interpretations of all the different kinds of love we experience; the ways that we love, the things and people that we love, and how we do it -- in a bid to reclaim the holiday. Except, of course, there will be lots and lots of chocolate. 

Fabulon,1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley. Days vary, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, www.fabulonart.com 

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Not Your Typical Love Story

Not Your Typical Love Story


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 10:00am to 02/28/2017 - 10:00am




Break up with commercialized holidays and celebrate all forms of love this Valentine’s Day at Fabulon Center for Art and Education. For the second run of this exhibition, Fabulon artists create new depictions of their own love stories, whether they involve an appreciation of one’s self, affection for pets or family, or even loss of romantic love. Fabulon Center for Art & Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, www.fabulonart.com

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Oysters on the Point

Oysters on the Point


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 2:00pm to 03/11/2017 - 2:00pm




Spend a Saturday at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina while oyster season is still in full swing. Shuck some of the Lowcountry’s juiciest bivalves while watching the sun set, sip a drink from the make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, and groove to live music. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 2-6pm. $5; free for child under 12. (843)284-7022, www.charlestonharborresort.com

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Camellia Walks

Camellia Walks


Event Date:
02/07/2017 - 11:00am to 03/18/2017 - 11:00am




Walk the grounds of Middleton Place, home to the country’s oldest landscaped gardens, and discover hundreds of varieties of camellias, including the 1786 Reine des Fleurs, one of the first camellias planted in America. Guides lead attendees through the estate’s original gardens, as well as the ”new” camellia garden of the 1950s. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday, 11am. $28; $15 student; $10 ages six-13; free for child under six. (843)556-6020, www.middletonplace.org

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South Carolina Stingrays

South Carolina Stingrays


Event Date:
02/12/2017 - 3:05pm to 02/19/2017 - 3:05pm




Catch on-ice action this month at the Stingrays’ five home games. The February 14 battle against the Atlanta Gladiators brings a Valentine’s twist: wear red if you’re taken, yellow if “it’s complicated,” and green if you’re open to making a match. And February 18, when the ’Rays take on the Manchester Monarchs, is Pack the House night—every seat is just $10. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Sunday, 3:05 p.m. Tuesday, Friday, & Saturday, 7:05 p.m. $29-$10. (843) 744-2248, www.stingrays.com

 
 
Once

Once


Event Date:
02/21/2017 - 7:30pm to 02/22/2017 - 7:30pm




Based on the 2007 Irish film Once—the story of a Dublin street musician and a beautiful Czech immigrant who meet and spend one magical week writing and recording songs together—this musical took home eight Tony Awards in 2012. Actor-musicians play their own instruments onstage during a touring production that promises to enchant. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Tuesday & Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. $67-$37. (843) 529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
 
 
 
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”Feathers & Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina”

”Feathers & Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina”


Event Date:
02/15/2017 - 9:00am to 05/08/2017 - 9:00am




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

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The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition


Event Date:
02/17/2017 - 8:30am to 02/19/2017 - 9:00am




Whether you’re in it for the fine sporting and wildlife art, parties like the Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast and South Carolina Waterfowl Association Sportsman’s Ball, or simply all the adorable pooches sniffing out the action in Marion Square, the 35th annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has it all. The packed schedule includes Jeff Corwin presentations at the Gaillard, fly-fishing and cast-net demos at Brittlebank Park, and a new and improved art display in the Belmond Charleston Place ballroom. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843)723-1748, www.sewe.com

 
 
An Evening with David McCullough

An Evening with David McCullough


Event Date: 02/21/2017 - 6:00pm




The Charleston Library Society hosts two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough at a special event this February. McCullough, accompanied by pianist Ed Wise, presents an American history-themed performance punctuated by the music of George Gershwin and Scott Joplin. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Tuesday, 6-8pm. $200 premium; $100 general. (843) 723-9912, charlestonlibrarysociety.org

 
 
Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical


Event Date: 02/23/2017 - 7:30pm




Travel to India with the internationally acclaimed production Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical. Featuring two full hours of fast-tempo tunes and high-energy dance routines, the show was choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant, director of choreography for more than 75 Bollywood films, and is performed by a dance company from the Bollywood film industry. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Thursday, 7:30pm. $99.50-$39.50. (843)724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.com

 
Spoleto Festival USA Annual Auction

Spoleto Festival USA Annual Auction


Event Date: 02/24/2017 - 6:30pm




Look forward to Spoleto Festival USA every spring? The international array of music, dance, and theater can’t happen without the community’s backing. Sit down to a delicious dinner at the Cedar Room, enjoy live music from Hudson and Saleeby, and bid on a wide variety of items from glamorous vacations to fine jewelry. The Cedar Room, 701 East Bay St. Friday, 6:30pm. $225. (843)793-4103, www.thecedarroomcigarfactory.com

 
LifePoint Race For Life

LifePoint Race For Life


Event Date: 02/25/2017 - 8:30am




This 12th annual 10K, 5K, and half-mile fun run/walk at James Island County Park helps raise awareness about organ, eye, and tissue donation; all race proceeds help send Team South Carolina to the 2018 Donate Life Transplant Games of America. Top finishers in the 10K and 5K races score cash prizes, and all participants receive T-shirts while supplies last. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Saturday, 8:30am. $35-$20. (843)763-7755, www.lifepointrace.com

 
Emerge Summit

Emerge Summit


Event Date: 02/25/2017 - 9:00am




The leaders of the Emerge 2017 Summit have just one question for you: are you ready to create the 2017 you want? Join in for a day of empowering workshops and activities led by lifestyle and leadership coaches and gain the tools you need to embrace your power and realize your potential. 222 West Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant. Saturday, 9am-6pm. $147; $197 after January 31. (843)412-6122, hatchtribe.com/emergesummit

 
Mardi-Crawl on Shem Creek

Mardi-Crawl on Shem Creek


Event Date: 02/25/2017 - 1:00pm




Party with a purpose on Shem Creek to benefit charitable groups such as Pet Helpers, Ronald McDonald House, Hospitality Heroes, and Alzheimer’s Association. The Lowcountry Parrotheads Club hosts the 13th annual crawl, which includes stops at six bars and restaurants along the creek. Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 1pm. $30; $25 advance. www.lcparrotheads.org

 
The Chocolate Affair

The Chocolate Affair


Event Date: 02/25/2017 - 6:30pm




Indulge in an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and chocolate desserts from Charleston’s finest restaurants and shops at this fundraising fête benefitting Communities in Schools, a nonprofit that aims to help kids thrive in class by connecting them to a range of community resources. Show your support by bidding on auction items at a range of price points, and don’t forget to cast a vote for your favorite treat from participating bakeries. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Saturday, 6:30-11pm. $125. (843)740-6793, www.thechocolateaffair.net

 
Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert


Event Date: 02/25/2017 - 7:00pm




Country music darling Miranda Lambert takes her recently released double album, The Weight of These Wings (TWOTW), on the road with five-man Nashville-bred band Old Dominion and alt-country up-and-comer Aubrie Sellers for her Highway Vagabond tour. Broken into two discs, ”The Nerve” and ”The Heart,” TWOTW includes everything from Southern gospel to traditional bluegrass. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 7pm. $300-$72. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo


Event Date: 02/25/2017 - 7:00pm




South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s acapella stylings have uplifted audiences worldwide for more than five decades. With a total of 15 Grammy Award nominations—and five wins—under its belt, this internationally renowned group has recorded with the likes of Paul Simon, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, Sarah McLachlan, and Josh Groban. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 7pm doors; 8pm show. $45-$25. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Meet the Keeper: Reptile Discovery

Meet the Keeper: Reptile Discovery


Event Date: 02/25/2017 - 10:30pm




The South Carolina Aquarium’s herpetologist, Joshua Zalabak, educates children about some of the most exciting and dangerous animals at the Aquarium. Members are invited to join Zalabak as he handles and feeds venomous snakes and to learn how he gives Alabaster the albino alligator his yearly check-up. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Saturday, 10:30am-noon. $5 member child; free for chaperone. (843)579-8518, www.scaquarium.org

 
Oyster Roast Benefiting East Cooper Meals on Wheels

Oyster Roast Benefiting East Cooper Meals on Wheels


Event Date: 02/19/2017 - 2:00pm




Head over to beautiful Palmetto Islands County Park for a Sunday-fun-day oyster roast. Oysters are provided by Noisy Oyster, while other offerings include a Fireman’s Chili Throwdown, a BBQ competition, live music, prize drawings, and tasty drinks. All proceeds benefit East Cooper Meals on Wheels, an organization serving nutritious meals to all homebound residents east of the Cooper. Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Pkwy., Mt. Pleasant. Sunday, 2-5pm. $35; $10 child under 10; free child under five. (843)881-9350, www.ecmow.org

 
Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour

Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour


Event Date: 02/19/2017 - 6:00pm




Telluride Mountainfilm is one of the country’s longest-running film festivals; Mountainfilm on Tour takes this event to six continents and more than 100 locations, inspiring and educating the public about the power of film, art, adventure, and ideas. Journey to strikingly beautiful places via documentaries like the short Iceland. Proven Here. (pictured above). Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Sunday, 6pm doors; 7pm screening. $12-$5. (970)853-2252, www.mountainfilm.org

 
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Crowell A. Pate IV

Crowell A. Pate IV


Event Date:
08/23/2016 - 10:00am to 04/27/2017 - 10:00am




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

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Lions & Tigers & Bears

Lions & Tigers & Bears


Event Date:
10/20/2016 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 12:00pm




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

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

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


Event Date:
12/02/2016 - 10:00am to 04/23/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”

”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”


Event Date:
01/02/2017 - 1:00pm to 06/17/2017 - 10:00am




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

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Home Team BBQ Winter Menu

Home Team BBQ Winter Menu


Event Date:
01/17/2017 - 11:00am to 04/01/2017 - 2:00am




Home Team BBQ beverage director Adam Rothstein has launched a new cocktail menu at the downtown location. Get cozy at Home Team on a chilly night and check out the drink selection featuring the following potent potables: Sweter-Vested Interest, made with Virgil Kane rye and black pepper honey; Swanky's Sideshow, made with Plantation rum and banana liqueur; and The Wild Rumpus, made with tequila and passion fruit puree. These winter cocktails are available along with the regular and rotating specials bar menu at the downtown location. Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ, 126 Williman St. Monday-Sunday, 11am-2am. Prices vary. (843)225-7427, hometeambbq.com

 

 

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“Exit/Alive: The Art of Anthony Dominguez”

“Exit/Alive: The Art of Anthony Dominguez”


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 11:00am to 03/04/2017 - 11:00am




The Halsey Institute presents “Exit/Alive,” a definitive overview of more than 20 years of work by the late propagandist painter and mixed-media artist Anthony Dominguez. Explore the life and style of the intentionally homeless Dominguez, whose tragicomic depictions draw heavily from the New York streets he inhabited and from the interactions he observed around him. Stop by the opening night reception Friday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m. to view these thought-provoking works. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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"Ahead of the Wrecking Ball: Ronald Ramsey & the Preservation of Charleston"

"Ahead of the Wrecking Ball: Ronald Ramsey & the Preservation of Charleston"


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 6:30pm to 03/04/2017 - 11:00am




Take a tour of lost Holy City buildings in this Halsey exhibit showcasing the work of native Charlestonian Ronald Wayne Ramsey. For decades, he has been documenting local historical structures—particularly those facing demolition. In addition to drawing each one, Ramsey attempts to sneak inside them “before the wrecking ball” in order to obtain artifacts such as hinges, shutter dogs, decorative ironwork, and doorknobs. See 30 years worth of his renderings, salvaged treasures, and even notebooks full of ephemera—such as advertisements, stationery, and receipts—from his favorite buildings. Don’t miss the opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 20.Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (843) 953-5652, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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”Snow Days in Charleston: The great blizzard of 1899”

”Snow Days in Charleston: The great blizzard of 1899”


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 9:00am to 04/02/2017 - 12:00pm




While the concept of snow-laden marshes might seem far-fetched today, back in 1899, a blizzard of unforeseen proportions took the Lowcountry by storm. During this “Great Arctic Outbreak,” amateur photographers Robert Achurch, Franklin Frost Sams, Leila Waring, and Sabrina Elliot Wells braved the cold to capture this rare meterological event. Head over to The Charleston Museum to see their photos on display in this special exhibit. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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

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


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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

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


Event Date:
02/01/2017 - 10:00am to 04/30/2017 - 1:00pm




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

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Not Your Typical Love Story

Not Your Typical Love Story


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 10:00am to 02/28/2017 - 6:00pm




Hearken back to a time when Valentine's Day was more about love, acceptance, and compassion than about finding the most Instagram-worthy gift as the innovative artists of Fabulon re-imagine a less commercialized version of the holiday. Artists will share their interpretations of all the different kinds of love we experience; the ways that we love, the things and people that we love, and how we do it -- in a bid to reclaim the holiday. Except, of course, there will be lots and lots of chocolate. 

Fabulon,1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley. Days vary, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, www.fabulonart.com 

 
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Not Your Typical Love Story

Not Your Typical Love Story


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 10:00am to 02/28/2017 - 10:00am




Break up with commercialized holidays and celebrate all forms of love this Valentine’s Day at Fabulon Center for Art and Education. For the second run of this exhibition, Fabulon artists create new depictions of their own love stories, whether they involve an appreciation of one’s self, affection for pets or family, or even loss of romantic love. Fabulon Center for Art & Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, www.fabulonart.com

 
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Oysters on the Point

Oysters on the Point


Event Date:
02/04/2017 - 2:00pm to 03/11/2017 - 2:00pm




Spend a Saturday at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina while oyster season is still in full swing. Shuck some of the Lowcountry’s juiciest bivalves while watching the sun set, sip a drink from the make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, and groove to live music. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 2-6pm. $5; free for child under 12. (843)284-7022, www.charlestonharborresort.com

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Camellia Walks

Camellia Walks


Event Date:
02/07/2017 - 11:00am to 03/18/2017 - 11:00am




Walk the grounds of Middleton Place, home to the country’s oldest landscaped gardens, and discover hundreds of varieties of camellias, including the 1786 Reine des Fleurs, one of the first camellias planted in America. Guides lead attendees through the estate’s original gardens, as well as the ”new” camellia garden of the 1950s. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday, 11am. $28; $15 student; $10 ages six-13; free for child under six. (843)556-6020, www.middletonplace.org

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”Feathers & Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina”

”Feathers & Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina”


Event Date:
02/15/2017 - 9:00am to 05/08/2017 - 9:00am




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

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Captain’s Comic Expo

Captain’s Comic Expo


Event Date:
02/25/2017 - 10:00am to 02/26/2017 - 10:00am




More than 120 tables of classic and modern comic books, artwork, artisan wares, and more fill Omar Shrine Temple for this ninth annual exposition, featuring a variety of events sure to please every comic enthusiast in the Lowcountry. Saturday, stop in for the “Star Wars Experience” and meet some of the saga’s famed characters before participating in the live charity auction to benefit Lowcountry Orphan Relief. On Sunday afternoon, wrap up the weekend with Charleston’s biggest cosplay contest and take photos with superheroes, Disney princesses, and the SC Ghostbusters. Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm. $10; free for child under 11. (843)766-6611, www.captainscomicexpo.com

 
 
 
Home Team BBQ Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin'

Home Team BBQ Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin'


Event Date: 02/26/2017 - 1:30pm




The folks at Home Team BBQ never disappoint, and their annual oyster roast and pig pickin' is no exception. Pitmaster Madison Ruckel is partnering with Holy City Hogs to serve up a whole hog, all-you-care-to-eat steamed oysters, and seperately sold sides (and beverages) set to the tune of music from the Sideshow Americans and Red Cedar Review. 

1205 Ashley River Road, West Ashley. Sunday, 1:30-6:30pm. $18adv, $20 doors. (843)225-7427, www.hometeambbq.com

 
A Celebration of Strings

A Celebration of Strings


Event Date: 02/26/2017 - 3:00pm




Violinist Jennifer Fratuschi and cellist Edward Aaron join Chamber Music Charleston’s violinist Frances Hsieh, cellist Timothy O’Malley, and viola players Ben Weiss and Jenny Weiss onstage for a performance devoted to strings in the beautiful Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul. The program features Brahm’s Sextet in G Major, Op. 36 and Bach’s Ricercar à 6 from The Musical Offering. Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St. Sunday, 3pm. $30-$5. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.com

 




UPCOMING EVENTS

02/26/2017 - 1:30pm

The folks at Home Team BBQ never disappoint, and their annual oyster roast and pig pickin' is no exception. Pitmaster Madison Ruckel is partnering with Holy City Hogs to serve up a whole hog, all-you-care-to-eat steamed oysters, and seperately sold sides (and beverages) set to the tune of music from the Sideshow Americans and Red Cedar Review. 

1205 Ashley River Road, West Ashley. Sunday, 1:30-6:30pm. $18adv, $20 doors. (843)225-7427, www.hometeambbq.com

02/26/2017 - 3:00pm

Violinist Jennifer Fratuschi and cellist Edward Aaron join Chamber Music Charleston’s violinist Frances Hsieh, cellist Timothy O’Malley, and viola players Ben Weiss and Jenny Weiss onstage for a performance devoted to strings in the beautiful Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul. The program features Brahm’s Sextet in G Major, Op. 36 and Bach’s Ricercar à 6 from The Musical Offering. Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St. Sunday, 3pm. $30-$5. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.com

03/01/2017 - 10:00am

Spanning the entire month of March, the We The People exhibit at the Fabulon Center for Art and Education in West Ashley features artwork that offers a solution, illicits some empathy, or discusses an issue along with thought-provoking written statements. There will be paintings, sculpture, video, and drawings. Among other renowned artists, the photography of Andrew Feiler will be featured. Andrew is the author of Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color:The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College. Attend the exhibit's reception on March 10 from 5-8pm and take part in a drum circle. Fabulon Center for Art and Education, 1017 Wappoo Road. Tueday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, www.fabulonart.com 

03/01/2017 - 11:00am to 03/18/2017 - 11:00am

All over the Lowcountry—from walled gardens to city parks to suburban backyards—camellias are blooming in a profusion of pink and white hues, but in few places are they more stunning than Middleton Place. Marvel at the seasonal color while traversing the gardens for a glimpse at centuries-old varieties—including one of the first camellias planted in America, the 1786 ’Reine des Fleurs.’ Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday, 11am. $28; $15 student; $10 ages six-13; free for child under six. (843)556-6020, WWW.middletonplace.org

03/02/2017 - 7:30pm to 03/05/2017 - 3:00pm

Adapted from a novel by humorist Dave Barry, the five-time Tony Award-winning musical Peter and the Starcatcher is a whimsical story that follows pirates, mermaids, and a little boy named Peter as the crew sets sail on a ridiculous and magical adventure. A dozen Charleston Stage actors portray more than 100 unforgettable characters in their rendition of the tale. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $64-$26. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

03/03/2017 - 11:00am to 03/17/2017 - 11:00am

Check out the latest abstract works by Marissa Vogl, co-owner of Meyer Vogl Gallery, in this vibrant exhibit that also includes pieces by California-based abstractionist Sandy Ostrau and Charleston artist Susan Altman, both new to the gallery. Meet these talented ladies at the opening reception on Friday, March 3, 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

03/03/2017 - 11:00am

The Gibbes Museum of Art Women’s Council hosts interior designer Vern Yip, one of HGTV’s most distinguished and recognized talents, at the annual Art of Design luncheon. Get the scoop on Yip‘s latest projects and hear him discuss his years of experience renovating homes and restaurants. A book signing of the 2016 Amazon best-seller Vern Yip’s Design Wise: Your Smart Guide to a Beautiful Home follows the luncheon. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Friday, 11am. $125. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

03/03/2017 - 8:00pm to 03/18/2017 - 8:00pm

The Footlight Players present Love, Sex, and the IRS, a farcical comedy that explores romance, friendship, and the unforeseen problems that occur when you lie on your tax returns. Sit back and watch chaos ensue when new paramours and old reunite to unravel an already complicated tax-dodging scheme. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $30-$10. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

03/03/2017 - 8:00pm to 05/28/2017 - 8:00pm

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, and 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. Days & times vary. $30. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org

03/03/2017 - 10:00pm

Join James Beard Award-winning chef John Currence as he whips up a five-course breakfast-inspired meal at the Marina Variety Store. Following dinner, head downstairs to Salty Mike‘s for a BevCon pop-up bar—a pre-party to the annual beverage conference held in August. Tickets to the pop-up, featuring drinks prepared by Edmund‘s Oast‘s Jayce McConnell and guest mixologists, are available for $10 each if you miss out on dinner. All proceeds benefit Currence‘s nonprofit Move On Up Foundation and Lowcountry Street Grocery. Marina Variety Store, 17 Lockwood Dr. Friday, 10pm; 10:30pm; 11pm. $50. www.bevconchs.com