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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men


Event Date: 01/14/2016 - 8:00pm to 02/14/2016 - 3:00pm




An American tale set in California on the brink of The Great Depression, field worker George and his simple minded friend Lennie have big dreams of owning their own farm yet Lennie’s excessive strength and mental handicaps derail their dream as they flee one job to the next. Despite George’s irritation with Lennie’s antics he steps in to protect Lennie as his episodes continue to get out of hand. After Lennie accidentally kills a farmer’s wife, George must make a difficult decision to save Lennie from the farmer’s lynch mob.Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 Society St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $25; $20 for senior; $15 for student. (843)277-2127, www.charlestontheater.com

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The Realistic Joneses

The Realistic Joneses


Event Date: 01/22/2016 - 7:30pm to 02/13/2016 - 7:30pm




This unconventional and unexpected play by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Will Eno, about the people who live next door is sure to make you think twice about your own neighbors. Directed by Mark Landis, The Realistic Joneses introduces two suburban couples that share even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Dates, times, and prices vary. (843)723-4444, www.puretheatre.org

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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire


Event Date: 01/22/2016 - 8:00pm to 02/07/2016 - 3:00pm




The Tennessee Williams classic, “A Streetcar Named Desire” roars through the Footlight Players Theatre to start the second half of the season. Widely considered a landmark drama, this play deals with a culture clash between two symbolic characters, Blanche Dubois and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, when she travels to visit her pregnant sister, Stella, in Louisiana. Blanche soon learns that her past may not be as easy to outrun as she thought it would be. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Friday & Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $30 for adult; $27 for military; $20 for student. (843)722-4487, footlightplayers.net

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Groovy Kinda Love

Groovy Kinda Love


Event Date: 01/22/2016 - 8:00pm to 02/27/2016 - 8:00pm




Find out what happens when a model/rocker exile from a small town helps find her groove in this musical comedy featuring all the best hits from the sixties to Motown to the Beach Boys. This is an encore presentation of last summer’s sell-out hit! 34 West Theater Co., 200 Meeting St. Times vary. $25; $22.50 for eight or more. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org

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Beaches and Boardwalks: Charleston Island Scenes

Beaches and Boardwalks: Charleston Island Scenes


Event Date: 02/01/2016 - 9:00am to 07/31/2016 - 12:00pm




Charleston is a city defined by its relationship to the water. Beaches and islands give our city the unique character that attracts visitors the world over. This new exhibit, featuring images of Charleston’s beaches and islands taken by local photographers, captures the coastal charm of our historic city. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 12pm-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12; free for child under 2. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org 

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Pop Up Art Show: Shannon Wood

Pop Up Art Show: Shannon Wood


Event Date: 02/01/2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm




Spend the evening at Indaco where Charleston Artist Collective's Shannon Wood will be debuting her new works at a pop-up art show. This event is open to the public and welcomes guests to enjoy complimentary bites and drink specials while viewing Wood's latest pieces. 

 
Drawing at Your Own Level

Drawing at Your Own Level


Event Date: 02/02/2016 - 6:30pm to 02/16/2016 - 6:30pm




Join seasoned artist and teacher Lese Corrigan for this intimate three-week series where you improve your drawing skills with personalized attention. Whether undeveloped or advanced, artists will have the opportunity to refine their craft with this workshop! Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm. $90; $80 member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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Colin Hay

Colin Hay


Event Date: 02/02/2016 - 8:00pm




Remember Men at Work front man Colin Hay all over your MTV in the 1980’s? Or maybe you recognize his more recent solo music from hit shows such as Army Wives, Modern Family, and Scrubs. Either way, Hay’s seamless appeal is apparent, and his most recent album proves just that. Don’t miss out on this performance that promises a list of hits both new and old! Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Tuesday, 8pm. $35-$29.50. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
 
 
Water: Contemporary New Paintings by Matt Story

Water: Contemporary New Paintings by Matt Story


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 11:00am to 02/26/2016 - 5:00pm




Robert Lange Studios upcoming exhibit, Water, features the work of the contemporary painter Matt Story. Water, as its title suggests, is an entertaining collection of underwater figurative paintings. Story’s realist, bordering on hyper-realist, style gives his figurative works a strong vibrancy but it is not the technique, as much as the subject matter, that sets Story apart. Each painting depicts casually beautiful women submerged beneath the surface.  It is evident that the steps needed to capturing these images are a large part of the artist's process. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Days vary, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com 

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Evgeny & Lydia Barabov: European Holiday

Evgeny & Lydia Barabov: European Holiday


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 5:00pm to 02/29/2016 - 8:00pm




Evgeny and Lydia Baranov's "European Holiday" showcases their artwork consisting of sailboats and still-lifes, inspired by their time spent in Bruges, Belgium and Hoorn, the Netherlands. 

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South Carolina Stingrays

South Carolina Stingrays


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 7:00pm to 02/21/2016 - 7:00pm




The South Carolina Stingrays have four home games this month against the Brampton Beast, the Florida Everblades, and twice against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Bring your family or friends and root for Charleston’s own hockey team. Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, Sunday, 7pm. $27-$15. (843) 529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

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Reinert Fine Art: Meet the Artists

Reinert Fine Art: Meet the Artists


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm




Artists and connoisseurs alike are welcomed to Reinert Fine Art Gallery to meet the artists! Meet a selection of artists like sculptor Alice Kiderman, painter Ron Thomson, and more. Treat yourself to light hors d'oeuvres, wine, and beer. Reinert Fine Art, 179 King St. Friday, 5:30pm. Free. (843)694-2445, www.reinertfineart.com 

 
Erin McPherson and Emily Brown

Erin McPherson and Emily Brown


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 6:00pm




Come immerse yourselves into the world of two young, southern, passionate artists and relish their dissimilar styles. Erin uses bold colors, oil, and acrylic in the form of abstraction while Emily has a love for pencil drawing, pen and ink, but now focuses on mixed media works of art. This open reception illustrates how these local artists have progressed from their humble beginnings to present day prominence. Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Friday, 6-8pm. Free. (843)564-0034, mitchellhillinc.com

 
FollyGras Parade & Street Festival

FollyGras Parade & Street Festival


Event Date: 02/06/2016 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm




What could be better than a Mardi Gras festival on Folly Beach? The 9th Annual FollyGras Celebration features live music, a parade and an all day street party. Enjoy an array of food, as Center Street restaurants will be serving off-menu and seasonal fare at booths set up in front of businesses, attendees can also enjoy a children's pet parade and kids activities throughout the day, as well as art and nonprofit vendors.

 
Oyster Roast & Bluegrass Block Party

Oyster Roast & Bluegrass Block Party


Event Date: 02/06/2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm




Come out and enjoy a fun-filled day at The Barbeque Joint's 8th Anniversary Oyster Roast and Bluegrass Block Party. Enjoy all-you-can-eat oysters while you listen to live Bluegrass music from bands like the Palmetto Blue Band, HoneySmoke, Cane Creek String Band and Mr. Bonetangles and the Trubbanauts. Bring the entire family to celebrate The Barbeque Joint and its 8 years of business with family friendly activities such as face painting, crafts, corn hole games and more. This event is free to attend.

 
Shuck-A-Rama Oyster Roast

Shuck-A-Rama Oyster Roast


Event Date: 02/06/2016 - 5:00pm




Head over to the Brick House Kitchen and enjoy an unlimited amount of fresh oysters and BBQ sliders with friends and family for a good cause! There’ll be plenty of beer, wine, and coleslaw to pass around at this 5th annual roast. Come show your support and bring your appetite. All proceeds go directly to the Brain Injury Association of SC. Brick House Kitchen, 1575 Folly Road, James Island. Saturday, 5pm-8pm. $45, (843) 406-4655, www.biausa.org

 
Chase After a Cure Golden Gala

Chase After a Cure Golden Gala


Event Date: 02/06/2016 - 7:00pm




Join Chase After A Cure for their eighth annual gala. This year’s theme is “Chasing Cures in a Garden of Possibilities”. Hosted in the new Gaillard Auditorium, exciting up-tempo live music by Quiana Parler & Friends, delicious catered food by Tristan Events, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds go to research and equipment at MUSC Children’s Hospital. Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. Saturday, 7pm. (843)695-7511, $125, www.chaseafteracure.com

 
Groundhog Day IV

Groundhog Day IV


Event Date: 02/06/2016 - 8:00pm




Groundhog Day in Charleston isn’t just about complaining about the “cold” and making Bill Murray jokes. It’s also Charleston’s unofficial day for music collaboration! Charleston Music Hall and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art team to bring you a concert spectacular featuring the groups from Charleston’s growing music scene. Like the groundhog’s decision, performers must remain a surprise until Groundhog Day, but in the past the show has featured the likes of Lindsay Holler, Charlton Singleton, Shovels & Ropes, and many more. Tickets benefit the Halsey and its efforts to develop, advance, and support local artists. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 8pm, doors 7pm. $50-$25. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men


Event Date: 01/14/2016 - 8:00pm to 02/14/2016 - 3:00pm




An American tale set in California on the brink of The Great Depression, field worker George and his simple minded friend Lennie have big dreams of owning their own farm yet Lennie’s excessive strength and mental handicaps derail their dream as they flee one job to the next. Despite George’s irritation with Lennie’s antics he steps in to protect Lennie as his episodes continue to get out of hand. After Lennie accidentally kills a farmer’s wife, George must make a difficult decision to save Lennie from the farmer’s lynch mob.Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 Society St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $25; $20 for senior; $15 for student. (843)277-2127, www.charlestontheater.com

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The Realistic Joneses

The Realistic Joneses


Event Date: 01/22/2016 - 7:30pm to 02/13/2016 - 7:30pm




This unconventional and unexpected play by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Will Eno, about the people who live next door is sure to make you think twice about your own neighbors. Directed by Mark Landis, The Realistic Joneses introduces two suburban couples that share even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Dates, times, and prices vary. (843)723-4444, www.puretheatre.org

 
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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire


Event Date: 01/22/2016 - 8:00pm to 02/07/2016 - 3:00pm




The Tennessee Williams classic, “A Streetcar Named Desire” roars through the Footlight Players Theatre to start the second half of the season. Widely considered a landmark drama, this play deals with a culture clash between two symbolic characters, Blanche Dubois and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, when she travels to visit her pregnant sister, Stella, in Louisiana. Blanche soon learns that her past may not be as easy to outrun as she thought it would be. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Friday & Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $30 for adult; $27 for military; $20 for student. (843)722-4487, footlightplayers.net

 
 
 
 
 
The Southeastern Wildlife Expo

The Southeastern Wildlife Expo


Event Date: 02/12/2016 - 10:00am to 02/14/2016 - 10:00am




Plan your weekend for one of Charleston’s most important, educational, yet unforgettable festivals. Join world-renowned artists, be a part of animal demonstrations and competitions, peruse auctions, and enjoy puppet shows for the kids. For the expo’s 34th year, special events include Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast and South Carolina Waterfowl Association Sportsman’s Ball. Locations vary. Friday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Sunday, 10am-5pm. $50 (843)723-1748, www.sewe.com

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Groovy Kinda Love

Groovy Kinda Love


Event Date: 01/22/2016 - 8:00pm to 02/27/2016 - 8:00pm




Find out what happens when a model/rocker exile from a small town helps find her groove in this musical comedy featuring all the best hits from the sixties to Motown to the Beach Boys. This is an encore presentation of last summer’s sell-out hit! 34 West Theater Co., 200 Meeting St. Times vary. $25; $22.50 for eight or more. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org

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Beaches and Boardwalks: Charleston Island Scenes

Beaches and Boardwalks: Charleston Island Scenes


Event Date: 02/01/2016 - 9:00am to 07/31/2016 - 12:00pm




Charleston is a city defined by its relationship to the water. Beaches and islands give our city the unique character that attracts visitors the world over. This new exhibit, featuring images of Charleston’s beaches and islands taken by local photographers, captures the coastal charm of our historic city. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 12pm-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12; free for child under 2. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org 

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Drawing at Your Own Level

Drawing at Your Own Level


Event Date: 02/02/2016 - 6:30pm to 02/16/2016 - 6:30pm




Join seasoned artist and teacher Lese Corrigan for this intimate three-week series where you improve your drawing skills with personalized attention. Whether undeveloped or advanced, artists will have the opportunity to refine their craft with this workshop! Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm. $90; $80 member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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Water: Contemporary New Paintings by Matt Story

Water: Contemporary New Paintings by Matt Story


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 11:00am to 02/26/2016 - 5:00pm




Robert Lange Studios upcoming exhibit, Water, features the work of the contemporary painter Matt Story. Water, as its title suggests, is an entertaining collection of underwater figurative paintings. Story’s realist, bordering on hyper-realist, style gives his figurative works a strong vibrancy but it is not the technique, as much as the subject matter, that sets Story apart. Each painting depicts casually beautiful women submerged beneath the surface.  It is evident that the steps needed to capturing these images are a large part of the artist's process. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Days vary, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com 

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Evgeny & Lydia Barabov: European Holiday

Evgeny & Lydia Barabov: European Holiday


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 5:00pm to 02/29/2016 - 8:00pm




Evgeny and Lydia Baranov's "European Holiday" showcases their artwork consisting of sailboats and still-lifes, inspired by their time spent in Bruges, Belgium and Hoorn, the Netherlands. 

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South Carolina Stingrays

South Carolina Stingrays


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 7:00pm to 02/21/2016 - 7:00pm




The South Carolina Stingrays have four home games this month against the Brampton Beast, the Florida Everblades, and twice against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Bring your family or friends and root for Charleston’s own hockey team. Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, Sunday, 7pm. $27-$15. (843) 529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

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Brazilian Carnival at the Library

Brazilian Carnival at the Library


Event Date: 02/09/2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm




A Brazilian combo, Porto Seguro, with guest vocalist, Ann Caldwell present a tour of Brazilian music, culture and Carnival traditions at the Charleston Library Society. Join the fun for Mardi Gras - the last night of carnival week- and experience the colorful diversity of the Brazilian celebration. Ann Caldwell and Porto Seguro will perform a concert of Brazilian Choro, Bossa Nova and Samba, supported by images from throughout Brazil. The evening will culminate in a reception with caipirinhas (Brazil's national drink), samba dancing, more music and the drumming of Capoeira Charleston. Charlestin Library Society, 164 King St. Tuesday,7:30pm. $35; $25 member; $10 student. (843)723-9912, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org 

 
Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren


Event Date: 02/10/2016 - 7:30pm




A multi-instrumentalist, record producer, solo artist and guitarist for the band Utopia, Todd Rundgren has created music that captures the spirit of the times for the past 40 years. Experience a glimpse of his remarkable talent as the classic rocker takes the stage in Charleston for an unforgettable performance. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Wednesday, 7:30pm; 6:30pm doors. $59.50-$49.50. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Yonder Mountain String Band

Yonder Mountain String Band


Event Date: 02/10/2016 - 8:00pm




Take a little rock ‘n’ roll, some rootsy bluegrass, and a whole lot of downhome dancing, and you get the joyful, toe-tappin’, finger-pickin’ outfit that is Yonder Mountain String Band. With their latest album Black Sheep, experience a bluegrass revival as the Colorado-based pickers take the stage with a lively performance that introduces old instruments into modern times. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Wednesday, 8pm; 7pm doors. $25-$20. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com

 
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Event Date: 02/12/2016 - 7:00pm to 02/18/2016 - 7:00pm




Woodland sprites, an enchanted forest, and a man with the head of a donkey are only the beginning of the delightful fantasy world of William Shakespeare's most popular comedy. Directed by Randy Neale, see this timeless classic on the stage and experience the magic of this dramatic performance that has been 500 years running. Crabpot Players Theatre, 1137 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Friday-Thursday, 7pm. $25. (888)303-0763, www.crabpotplayers.com

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Exhibit Reception: "New Gardens are Ever Appearing"

Exhibit Reception: "New Gardens are Ever Appearing"


Event Date: 02/12/2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm




Join the College of Charleston Libraries for the opening reception of the Special Collections exhibit, "New Gardens are Ever Appearing:" Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition. The exhibit tells the story of Charleston's most talented botanists, gardeners, and landscape architects who cultivated the rich semi-tropical flora of the Lowcountry over the past 250 years. Guest Sheila Wertimer provides brief remarks on the life, work, and legacy of the renowned Charleston landscape architect, Loutrel Briggs. Additional historical materials are showcased from the Special Collection's vault for one night only. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested through Amanda Noll, nolla@cofc.eduMarlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, Third Floor, 205 Calhoun St. Friday, 6-8pm. Free. (843)953-5530, http://friends.library.cofc.edu 

 
Poetry Reading: Carol Potter and Eugene Platt

Poetry Reading: Carol Potter and Eugene Platt


Event Date: 02/12/2016 - 7:00pm




Join the Poetry Society to hear two poets read some of their works, and follow with a book signing and reception. With four books of poetry under her belt, numerous awards across the nation, and many other literary honors, Carol Potter is a poet to pay attention to. Eugene Platt, a native Charlestonian and former vice-president of the Poetry Society of South Carolina, has given over 100 public readings of his works across the nation and remains a true Lowcountry poet that works within a vein of writing. The Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Friday, 7pm. $15; $10 member; free for student. (843)723-9912, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org

 
Oyster Roast Open Trail Ride

Oyster Roast Open Trail Ride


Event Date: 02/13/2016 - 12:00pm to 02/14/2016 - 12:00pm




If you have a horse or even if you don’t, come join in 20 miles of trail riding, camping, and enjoy oysters galore at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. Stalls and one bag of shaving are provided, as well as breakfast the following morning. Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, 2662 Mullet Hall Rd, Johns Island. Saturday-Sunday, 12pm. $25 for water and electricity, primitive camping area is free. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

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Disney's The Little Mermaid

Disney's The Little Mermaid


Event Date: 02/13/2016 - 2:00pm to 02/14/2016 - 2:00pm




The Footlight Players Theatre presents a musical event for the entire family, Disney's The Little Mermaid. Ages 6-11 perform as Hans Christian Anderson and Disney's classic characters amongst a beautiful set with magnificent costumes. This is a production of the Junior Company of the Lowcountry's only award-winning youth theatrem Musical Theatre Center. Showings are February 13th and 14th at 2pm and 5pm. Tickets are $18; $15 Advance. 

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Betty Foy Botts: Sewe Opening Reception

Betty Foy Botts: Sewe Opening Reception


Event Date: 02/13/2016 - 10:00am




For the fifth year in a row, Betty Foy Botts is the featured artist for the Southeastern Wildlife Expo. Donating a percentage of her sales to regional shelters, all of her paintings this year focus on birch panels. Join Botts and learn why each of her paintings takes months at a time, why she uses layer after layer, and waits for the right animal to emerge. Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Saturday, 10am-9pm. Free. (843)564-0034, mitchellhillinc.com

 
Cupid's Undie Run

Cupid's Undie Run


Event Date: 02/13/2016 - 12:00pm




Be a part of something great, like running in your underwear to celebrate the fundraising of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Watch the hilarity with a bunch of half-naked runners on the Folly Beach streets! Start a team, join a team, or run alone! There is an open bar and an award ceremony afterwards. Loggerhead’s Beach Grill, 123 W Ashley Ave. Folly Beach. Saturday, 12pm. $55. (843)588-2365, www.cupidundierun.com

 
Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks


Event Date: 02/13/2016 - 7:00pm




One of American’s most recognized and successful country singers comes back to Charleston after a 19-year hiatus. With wife Trisha Yearwood on his tour performing old and new hits, this is an easy Valentine’s Day gift. Brooks is performing a mix of past hits and songs from his current studio album. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr. Saturday, 7pm. $74.98. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 
Strings and Salsa

Strings and Salsa


Event Date: 02/13/2016 - 8:00pm




Get ready to dress up, tear the rug, and show off your salsa moves for a vivacious night of Cuban music! A combination of stringed and salsa tones and a variety of pop, classical, Latin styles with some incredible performers, orchestral director Robbi Kenny and trumpeter Robbie Madison bring the ultimate ear candy. Local salsa instructor, La Quinn is present to have everyone moving up and down the aisle! Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 7pm door, 8pm. $18 advance, $20 day. (843)853-2252, www.stringsandsalsa.com

 
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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men


Event Date: 01/14/2016 - 8:00pm to 02/14/2016 - 3:00pm




An American tale set in California on the brink of The Great Depression, field worker George and his simple minded friend Lennie have big dreams of owning their own farm yet Lennie’s excessive strength and mental handicaps derail their dream as they flee one job to the next. Despite George’s irritation with Lennie’s antics he steps in to protect Lennie as his episodes continue to get out of hand. After Lennie accidentally kills a farmer’s wife, George must make a difficult decision to save Lennie from the farmer’s lynch mob.Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 Society St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $25; $20 for senior; $15 for student. (843)277-2127, www.charlestontheater.com

 
 
Chicago

Chicago


Event Date: 02/16/2016 - 7:30pm to 02/17/2016 - 7:30pm




The longest-running American musical in Broadway history comes to Charleston! Come engage in a story of fame and fortune with a taste of jazz as director Walter Bobbie brings a two-night to the Lowcountry! North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr. Tuesday-Wednesday, 7:30pm. $57-$37. (843) 529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
 
The Seat of Justice

The Seat of Justice


Event Date: 02/19/2016 - 7:30pm to 03/06/2016 - 3:00pm




Come watch a history lesson come to life with Brown vs. Board of Education. Julian Wiles’s much-admired play narrates the performance of the small but paramount achievement that would eliminate desegregation and head from the courts of South Carolina to the United States Supreme Court. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $63-$27. (843)577-5967, www.charlestonstage.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Groovy Kinda Love

Groovy Kinda Love


Event Date: 01/22/2016 - 8:00pm to 02/27/2016 - 8:00pm




Find out what happens when a model/rocker exile from a small town helps find her groove in this musical comedy featuring all the best hits from the sixties to Motown to the Beach Boys. This is an encore presentation of last summer’s sell-out hit! 34 West Theater Co., 200 Meeting St. Times vary. $25; $22.50 for eight or more. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org

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Beaches and Boardwalks: Charleston Island Scenes

Beaches and Boardwalks: Charleston Island Scenes


Event Date: 02/01/2016 - 9:00am to 07/31/2016 - 12:00pm




Charleston is a city defined by its relationship to the water. Beaches and islands give our city the unique character that attracts visitors the world over. This new exhibit, featuring images of Charleston’s beaches and islands taken by local photographers, captures the coastal charm of our historic city. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 12pm-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12; free for child under 2. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org 

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Drawing at Your Own Level

Drawing at Your Own Level


Event Date: 02/02/2016 - 6:30pm to 02/16/2016 - 6:30pm




Join seasoned artist and teacher Lese Corrigan for this intimate three-week series where you improve your drawing skills with personalized attention. Whether undeveloped or advanced, artists will have the opportunity to refine their craft with this workshop! Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm. $90; $80 member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
Beginners Jewelry

Beginners Jewelry


Event Date: 02/17/2016 - 6:00pm to 03/02/2016 - 6:00pm




Learn the techniques of jewelry making from the pros! Taught by Kaminer Haislip, students will learn techniques such as piercing, sawing, soldering, hammering, bezel setting, and finishing. No experience is necessary, so grab a friend and get crafting. Redux Contemprary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Wednesday, 6-8pm. $210; $175 member. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org 

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Water: Contemporary New Paintings by Matt Story

Water: Contemporary New Paintings by Matt Story


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 11:00am to 02/26/2016 - 5:00pm




Robert Lange Studios upcoming exhibit, Water, features the work of the contemporary painter Matt Story. Water, as its title suggests, is an entertaining collection of underwater figurative paintings. Story’s realist, bordering on hyper-realist, style gives his figurative works a strong vibrancy but it is not the technique, as much as the subject matter, that sets Story apart. Each painting depicts casually beautiful women submerged beneath the surface.  It is evident that the steps needed to capturing these images are a large part of the artist's process. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Days vary, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com 

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Evgeny & Lydia Barabov: European Holiday

Evgeny & Lydia Barabov: European Holiday


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 5:00pm to 02/29/2016 - 8:00pm




Evgeny and Lydia Baranov's "European Holiday" showcases their artwork consisting of sailboats and still-lifes, inspired by their time spent in Bruges, Belgium and Hoorn, the Netherlands. 

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South Carolina Stingrays

South Carolina Stingrays


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 7:00pm to 02/21/2016 - 7:00pm




The South Carolina Stingrays have four home games this month against the Brampton Beast, the Florida Everblades, and twice against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Bring your family or friends and root for Charleston’s own hockey team. Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, Sunday, 7pm. $27-$15. (843) 529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

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The Southeastern Wildlife Expo

The Southeastern Wildlife Expo


Event Date: 02/12/2016 - 10:00am to 02/14/2016 - 10:00am




Plan your weekend for one of Charleston’s most important, educational, yet unforgettable festivals. Join world-renowned artists, be a part of animal demonstrations and competitions, peruse auctions, and enjoy puppet shows for the kids. For the expo’s 34th year, special events include Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast and South Carolina Waterfowl Association Sportsman’s Ball. Locations vary. Friday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Sunday, 10am-5pm. $50 (843)723-1748, www.sewe.com

 
 
 
 
 
Passion, Power, and Purpose

Passion, Power, and Purpose


Event Date: 02/19/2016 - 8:00am




Be a part of this exciting all-day event hosted by the Center for Women. Whether you’re climbing the career ladder, managing a small business, or just looking for more personal fulfillment, this annual conference gives women in all walks of life the opportunity to discuss personal and professional development. The event will include nine sessions with different speakers on topics of passion, power, and purpose with Tory Johnson, a New York Times best-selling author and Good Morning America contributor, as the keynote speaker. Be sure to check out the networking event and welcome reception on Thursday night at the Holiday Inn in Mount Pleasant. Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. Friday, 8am-4pm. Free to register. (843)763-7333, www.c4women.org

 

 
Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece

Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece


Event Date: 02/19/2016 - 12:00pm




Join the Historic Charleston Foundation and Emmy Award-winning  producer Rebecca Eaton for a special luncheon where Eaton discusses her time with the acclaimed PBS series Masterpiece Theater. Eaton has been closely involved with shows such as Sherlock, Downton Abbey, and Prime Suspect, among others, and invites guests to peek behind the scenes at the creative process of producing these vivid dramas. If you’re inspired to seek out your own Downton-worthy décor, you’re in luck! A three-day show pass to the Charleston Antiques Show in March is included with the ticket. Carolina Yacht Club, 50 East Bay St. Friday, 12pm. $125. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org

 

 
Spoleto Festival USA Annual Auction

Spoleto Festival USA Annual Auction


Event Date: 02/19/2016 - 6:30pm




A very popular event launching the new Festival season, Spoleto’s annual auction is a chance for guests to bid on incredible items ranging from glamorous vacations to fine jewelry. The fundraiser features a seated dinner and live music featuring Mike Quinn & The Charleston 80. All proceeds support the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. The Cedar Room at The Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay Street. Friday, 6:30pm. (843)793-4103, www.thecedarroomcigarfactory.com

 
Spoleto Festival USA Annual Auction

Spoleto Festival USA Annual Auction


Event Date: 02/19/2016 - 6:30pm




A very popular event amongst locals launching the new Festival season, Spoleto’s annual auction has a seated dinner, silent auction, and live music featuring Mike Quinn & The Charleston 80. All proceeds support the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. The Cedar Room at The Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay Street. Friday, 6:30pm.(843)793-4103, www.thecedarroomcigarfactory.com

 
Coastal Island Open Horse Show

Coastal Island Open Horse Show


Event Date: 02/20/2016 - 8:30am




Mullet Hall Equestrian Center and Coastal Island Shows is excited to educate and unite all horse lovers for classes including upper saddle and equitation, walk-trots, open ring, and large hunter ring. Spectators are welcome, no membership required and early registration is encouraged. Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, 222 Mullet Hall Rd, Johns Island, Saturday 8:30am to 5pm. $20. (843)762-9965, www.coastalislandhorseshows 

 
Winterfest Snow Day

Winterfest Snow Day


Event Date: 02/20/2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm




Dig out that winter gear and slide over to Patriots Point for Charleston's own snow day! Come out and experience 50 tons of fresh snow with three play areas, sledding slides, snowboard rail jam, and jump castles. There's something for everyone to enjoy at Winterfest. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant. Saturday, 11am-3pm. $5 adult; $10 for child age 3-18; free for child under 2. (843)856-0028, http://www.facebook.com/charlestonwinterfest 

 
Oysters on the Point

Oysters on the Point


Event Date: 02/20/2016 - 2:00pm




Enjoy one of the best winter parties in town! Spend a Saturday at the Charleston Harbor on a brisk afternoon with family and friends watching the sunset shucking the juiciest oysters in Charleston. This event does not allow coolers or dogs. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Mount Pleasant. 20 Patriots Point Rd. 2-6pm. $5, free for child under 12. (843)284-7022, charlestonharborresort.com

 
Bacon & Bourbon

Bacon & Bourbon


Event Date: 02/20/2016 - 7:30pm




The Junior League of Charleston presents an event for bacon lovers and the best bourbon samples in town. Unlimited samples and tastings are provided, bull riding championship, laser skeet shooting, and a cigar cabana. All proceeds benefit their hunger and homelessness initiatives. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Saturday, 7:30pm. $75. (843)819-5947, www.baconandbourbonsc.com

 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Event Date: 02/12/2016 - 7:00pm to 02/18/2016 - 7:00pm




Woodland sprites, an enchanted forest, and a man with the head of a donkey are only the beginning of the delightful fantasy world of William Shakespeare's most popular comedy. Directed by Randy Neale, see this timeless classic on the stage and experience the magic of this dramatic performance that has been 500 years running. Crabpot Players Theatre, 1137 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Friday-Thursday, 7pm. $25. (888)303-0763, www.crabpotplayers.com

 
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Oyster Roast Open Trail Ride

Oyster Roast Open Trail Ride


Event Date: 02/13/2016 - 12:00pm to 02/14/2016 - 12:00pm




If you have a horse or even if you don’t, come join in 20 miles of trail riding, camping, and enjoy oysters galore at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. Stalls and one bag of shaving are provided, as well as breakfast the following morning. Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, 2662 Mullet Hall Rd, Johns Island. Saturday-Sunday, 12pm. $25 for water and electricity, primitive camping area is free. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Yanni

Yanni


Event Date: 02/15/2016 - 7:30pm




One of the most popular electric violinists and composers of the past two decades, Yanni has consistently given sold-out performances around the world. His inspiring new age music transcends geographical borders and resonates with people on every continent. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Monday, 7:30pm. $85-$75. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
CARTA Public Meeting

CARTA Public Meeting


Event Date: 02/16/2016 - 6:00pm




Comprehensive Operational Analysis Results is the topic of discussion during CARTA's quartet of public meetings. Open to all public, CARTA is hoping to hear what the people have to say about the in-depth study of the transit system. These meetings will point out strengths and weaknesses, while developing recommendations for improvement and goals. All meetings will be held at 6pm. 

Meeting Schedule:

Tuesday, February 16- Mount Pleasant Town Hall

Wednesday, February 17- Trident Technical College, Palmer Campus

Monday, February 22- John Wesley United Methodist Church

Tuesday, February 23- Armory Park, North Charleston 

 
USAF Heritage Brass Concert

USAF Heritage Brass Concert


Event Date: 02/17/2016 - 7:00pm




Spend an evening with the United States Air Force Heritage of America's Brass Ensemble from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. The ensamble of ten brass players and a percussionist present a diverse repetorie ranging from patriotic favorites to jazz compositions. The concert is free, but general admission tickets are required.

For tickets (limit 6),
Send a self-addressed stamped envelope with request to:   Tickets/ City of
North Charleston Cultural Arts Department/ P.O. Box 190016, North Charleston,
SC 29419-9016 by February 10. Tickets may also be obtained from the Cultural
Arts Department office located on the 2nd floor of North Charleston City Hall
(2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29405). Ticket holders must be
seated 15 minutes before the concert.  Unclaimed seats will be released to
non-ticket holders at that time.

 
Dark Star Orchestra

Dark Star Orchestra


Event Date: 02/17/2016 - 8:00pm




Relive the magic of the Grateful Dead’s legendary touring days here in the Lowcountry. Dark Star Orchestra’s performances unfailingly prove Grateful Dead sound engineer Dan Healy’s statement that “Dark Star is an amazingly legitimate representation of the Dead.” Whether you're a seasoned Deadhead or a post-Jerry fan, you won’t want to miss this performance that revives and celebrates the spirit of the band’s music. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Wednesday, 8pm; 7pm doors. $33.50, $28.50  advance. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Disney Live: Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic

Disney Live: Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic


Event Date: 02/18/2016 - 3:30pm




A brand new offering from Disney brings more than twenty-five characters together for one night. Led by Mickey, Minnie, Goody and Donald, the theme will highlight Disney classics and the most modern tales in one evening. Don't miss this treat that unites wonderful choreography, music, new perspectives, and classic stories. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, Thursday. 3:30pm. $45-$20. (843) 529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 
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Disney's The Little Mermaid

Disney's The Little Mermaid


Event Date: 02/13/2016 - 2:00pm to 02/14/2016 - 2:00pm




The Footlight Players Theatre presents a musical event for the entire family, Disney's The Little Mermaid. Ages 6-11 perform as Hans Christian Anderson and Disney's classic characters amongst a beautiful set with magnificent costumes. This is a production of the Junior Company of the Lowcountry's only award-winning youth theatrem Musical Theatre Center. Showings are February 13th and 14th at 2pm and 5pm. Tickets are $18; $15 Advance. 

 
St. Jude Farms Oyster Roast

St. Jude Farms Oyster Roast


Event Date: 02/14/2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm




Ditch the cliché this Valentine's Day and head over to The Alley for St. Jude Farm's first local oyster roast. St. Jude Farms is a family-owned seafood company with a strong commitment to quality, sustainability and regional sourcing. What better way to celebrate the season of love than with $15 all-you-can-eat oysters and $2 PBRs? 

 
Valentine's Southern Soul Concert

Valentine's Southern Soul Concert


Event Date: 02/14/2016 - 5:00pm




“A Day for Southern Soul Lovers” is the tagline for this event. Featuring the music of Willie Clayton, Lacee, Ms. Jody, Shirley Jones, and an opening act by Pokey Bear, this concert would certainly put you in the mood for love. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Sunday, 5pm. $60-43. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestontheater.com

 
Valentine's Day Dinner

Valentine's Day Dinner


Event Date: 02/14/2016 - 5:30pm




This Valentine’s Day, bring your sweetheart to the restaurant that has continually been lauded as one of the most romantic spots in Charleston, Circa 1886. Enjoy a special six-course prix fixe dinner, a glass of champagne, and start a romantic Valentine’s Day tradition. Circa 1886, 149 Wentworth St. Sunday, 5:30-10pm. $125. (843)853-7828, www.circa1886.com

 
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Groovy Kinda Love

Groovy Kinda Love


Event Date: 01/22/2016 - 8:00pm to 02/27/2016 - 8:00pm




Find out what happens when a model/rocker exile from a small town helps find her groove in this musical comedy featuring all the best hits from the sixties to Motown to the Beach Boys. This is an encore presentation of last summer’s sell-out hit! 34 West Theater Co., 200 Meeting St. Times vary. $25; $22.50 for eight or more. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org

 
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Beaches and Boardwalks: Charleston Island Scenes

Beaches and Boardwalks: Charleston Island Scenes


Event Date: 02/01/2016 - 9:00am to 07/31/2016 - 12:00pm




Charleston is a city defined by its relationship to the water. Beaches and islands give our city the unique character that attracts visitors the world over. This new exhibit, featuring images of Charleston’s beaches and islands taken by local photographers, captures the coastal charm of our historic city. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 12pm-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12; free for child under 2. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org 

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Water: Contemporary New Paintings by Matt Story

Water: Contemporary New Paintings by Matt Story


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 11:00am to 02/26/2016 - 5:00pm




Robert Lange Studios upcoming exhibit, Water, features the work of the contemporary painter Matt Story. Water, as its title suggests, is an entertaining collection of underwater figurative paintings. Story’s realist, bordering on hyper-realist, style gives his figurative works a strong vibrancy but it is not the technique, as much as the subject matter, that sets Story apart. Each painting depicts casually beautiful women submerged beneath the surface.  It is evident that the steps needed to capturing these images are a large part of the artist's process. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Days vary, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com 

 
 
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Evgeny & Lydia Barabov: European Holiday

Evgeny & Lydia Barabov: European Holiday


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 5:00pm to 02/29/2016 - 8:00pm




Evgeny and Lydia Baranov's "European Holiday" showcases their artwork consisting of sailboats and still-lifes, inspired by their time spent in Bruges, Belgium and Hoorn, the Netherlands. 

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South Carolina Stingrays

South Carolina Stingrays


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 7:00pm to 02/21/2016 - 7:00pm




The South Carolina Stingrays have four home games this month against the Brampton Beast, the Florida Everblades, and twice against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Bring your family or friends and root for Charleston’s own hockey team. Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, Sunday, 7pm. $27-$15. (843) 529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 
 
 
 
Women's Golf Getaway

Women's Golf Getaway


Event Date: 02/25/2016 - 8:00am to 02/28/2016 - 8:00am




Ladies, need to get away for the weekend and improve your game? Kiawah Island is hosting another year of classes for beginner and intermediate golfers who want to beat their husbands on the course. Various games of short and long game with the pros and trouble shoot stations are featured in this escape. Participants are divided into groups by skill level. Kiawah Island Golf Resort. 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Thursday-Saturday. $996 member, $1195 non-member. (800)576-1670, www.kiawahresort.com

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Beginners Jewelry

Beginners Jewelry


Event Date: 02/17/2016 - 6:00pm to 03/02/2016 - 6:00pm




Learn the techniques of jewelry making from the pros! Taught by Kaminer Haislip, students will learn techniques such as piercing, sawing, soldering, hammering, bezel setting, and finishing. No experience is necessary, so grab a friend and get crafting. Redux Contemprary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Wednesday, 6-8pm. $210; $175 member. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org 

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The Seat of Justice

The Seat of Justice


Event Date: 02/19/2016 - 7:30pm to 03/06/2016 - 3:00pm




Come watch a history lesson come to life with Brown vs. Board of Education. Julian Wiles’s much-admired play narrates the performance of the small but paramount achievement that would eliminate desegregation and head from the courts of South Carolina to the United States Supreme Court. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $63-$27. (843)577-5967, www.charlestonstage.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Coriolanus

Coriolanus


Event Date: 02/21/2016 - 6:30pm to 02/22/2016 - 6:30pm




Enjoy a night of the best in British theater as 34 West hosts a screening of the British Company Donmar Warehouse’s production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. This intense disaster of political control and revenge features performances by some of the UK’s most renowned stage actors, including Tom Hiddleton and Jacqueline Botswain. Light snacks and beverages will be available. 34 West Theater Company, 200 Meeting St. Sunday-Monday, 6:30pm. $20. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org

 
NOT by the Book: Dr. Wayne Weart

NOT by the Book: Dr. Wayne Weart


Event Date: 02/23/2016 - 6:00pm




In collaboration with the Waring Library Society, the Charleston Library Society hosts Dr. Wayne Weart who presents on the Art and the Tools of the Apothecary. The presentation looks back over the last 150 plus years of the pharmacy profession with an emphasis on Charleston, SC, and the Apothecary's Hall, one of the oldest pharmecies in the US. Information on the origin of the name "Apothecary's Hall" and the history of this historic Charleston pharmacy including photographs of the pharmacy when it was first given to the Charleston Museum in the 1920s is presented. Many of the tools of the apothecary which were used to compoud of prepare the medications that were prescribed prior to the development of the US Pharmaceutical Industry and the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 are also shown and described. The presentation in cludes photographs and discussion on many of the beautiful advertising pieces used around the turn of the 19th century including "Show Globes," "Species Jars," "Show Mortars," and Drug Trade Cards. Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Tuesday, 6pm. Free. (843)723-9912, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org 

 
 
Women's Golf Getaway

Women's Golf Getaway


Event Date: 02/25/2016 - 8:00am to 02/28/2016 - 8:00am




Ladies, need to get away for the weekend and improve your game? Kiawah Island is hosting another year of classes for beginner and intermediate golfers who want to beat their husbands on the course. Various games of short and long game with the pros and trouble shoot stations are featured in this escape. Participants are divided into groups by skill level. Kiawah Island Golf Resort. 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Thursday-Saturday. $996 member, $1195 non-member. (800)576-1670, www.kiawahresort.com

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Fleet Fest

Fleet Fest


Event Date: 02/21/2016 - 11:00am to 5:00pm




Stroll on over to Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar for a day full of great music, food, and fun. Bring your family and your appetite for Lady's Island Oysters (Beaufort), BBQ from Alex Hammond, and a lineup of local beers sponsored by Palmetto Brewery and Revelry Brewing. Attendants are encouraged to B.Y.O.S. (bring your own shucker), and enjoy entertainment from The Ramblin' Fevers and Charleston's own band, The Bushels. 

A portion of the proceeds go to Charleston's local initiative Feed the Need, a program ensuring that meals are cooked and served by the hospitality community through Tricounty Faily Ministries, East Cooper Meals on Wheels, Crisis Ministries, and Neighborhood House on a year-round basis. Fleed Landing Restaurant & Bar, 186 Concord St. Sunday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)722-8100, www.fleetlanding.net 

 
FleetFest 2016

FleetFest 2016


Event Date: 02/21/2016 - 12:00pm




Head out to Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar for a day of great music, food, and fun at the 3rd Annual FleetFest Oyster Roast. FleetFest has no cover charge and features Lady's Island Oysters, BBQ from the Landing's own Alex Hammond, and a lineup of local beers sponsored by Palmetto Brewery and Reverly Brewing. Sous Chef Deljuan Murphy, runner up of Food Network's Chopped and owner of Sugar Rush Bakery, provides desserts, and the Ramblin' Fevers open for Charleston local band The Bushels. Attendants are encouraged to "bring-your-own-shucker," and the event is dog-friendly. A portion of the proceeds goes to Charleston's local initiative Feed the Need. Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar, 186 Concord St. Sunday, noon. Free. (843)722-8100, www.fleetlanding.net 

 
 
Toruk

Toruk


Event Date: 02/25/2016 - 4:00pm to 02/28/2016 - 4:00pm




Cirque du Soleil and the world of Avatar collaborate for an unforgettable one night experience. Inspired by the movie, this show consists of a backstory on the character, Toruk, dreamlike scenery, special effects, and the use of illusion. It’s a must see performance. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday-Sunday. 4pm. $90-$72. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden


Event Date: 02/25/2016 - 7:30pm to 03/01/2016 - 7:30pm




Based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden tells the tale of orphan Mary Lennox and her adventures as she discovers magical hidden gardens at her uncle's mansion. Directed by Evan Perry, experience the fantasy as the classic tale comes to life on stage in this dramatic adaptation by the students at the College of Charleston. Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 St. Philip St. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm. $20; $15 for senior/faculty; $12 student. (843)953-8210, www.theatre.cofc.edu

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CSO Masterworks: Mozart and Brahams

CSO Masterworks: Mozart and Brahams


Event Date: 02/26/2016 - 7:30pm to 02/27/2016 - 7:30pm




Experience the lasting beauty of a Mozart concerto and a Brahams symphony. Performed on piano by virtuoso Sandra Wright Shen, together with the talented musicians of Charleston's Symphony Orchestra, hear these timeless pieces come to life. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Friday-Saturday, 7:30pm. $102.90-$26.25. (843)242-3099, www.charlestonsymphony.org

 
African-American Heritage Festival

African-American Heritage Festival


Event Date: 02/26/2016 - 9:00am




Wannamaker County Park hosts this year’s festival for students and educators across the Lowcountry. The history, culture, and its African-American roots is this year’s focus. Music, Civil War, Harriet Tubman, Gullah history, and indigo dyeing will be among the features for this annual experience. There is plenty of opportunity throughout the day for students to visit each exhibit. County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. Friday, 9am-1pm. $10 student. 843-795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
LifePoint Race for Life

LifePoint Race for Life


Event Date: 02/27/2016 - 8:15am




The 11th annual 10K, 5K, and half mile fun run/walk is held this year at the Wando Shelter helps promote knowledge and awareness for improving lives through donations. There are cash prices for the top three finishers. Early registration is recommended via website, mail, or on race day. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr., James Island. Saturday, 8:15am. $35-$20. (843)795-7275. www.lifepointrace.com

 
Mardi-Crawl on Shem Creek

Mardi-Crawl on Shem Creek


Event Date: 02/27/2016 - 12:00pm




Party with a purpose on Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant to benefit such charitable groups as Pet Helpers, Ronald McDonald House, Hospitality Heroes and The Alzheimer’s Association. The Lowcountry Parrotheads Club hosts the crawl for the 12th time for the many venues along the creek. You don’t want to miss this event! Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant. Saturday. Pre-registration, $25. $30 day. www.lcparrotheads.org

 
Brewvival

Brewvival


Event Date: 02/27/2016 - 12:00pm




Placed at the open field next to COAST Brewing Co., this festival celebrates its 7th year. A joint venture with the Charleston Beer Exchange, this year’s festivities include food vendors from Coleman Public House, D’Allesandro’s Pizza, shuttle services, and of course a wide variety of beer choices. Chairs and bottled water are must-brings. COAST Brewing Co., 1250 2nd St. North, North Charleston. Saturday, 12-5pm. $75, $79.99. (843)343-4727, www.brewvival.com

 

 
The Chocolate Affair

The Chocolate Affair


Event Date: 02/27/2016 - 6:30pm




Gourmet catering and chocolate desserts from Charleston’s finest restaurants and shops are offered at this affair themed with delicious chocolates. The evening includes 200 auction items at every budget with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds go towards Communities In Schools. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Saturday, 6:30-11pm. $125. (843)740-6793, www.thechocolateaffair.net

 
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Beaches and Boardwalks: Charleston Island Scenes

Beaches and Boardwalks: Charleston Island Scenes


Event Date: 02/01/2016 - 9:00am to 07/31/2016 - 12:00pm




Charleston is a city defined by its relationship to the water. Beaches and islands give our city the unique character that attracts visitors the world over. This new exhibit, featuring images of Charleston’s beaches and islands taken by local photographers, captures the coastal charm of our historic city. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 12pm-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12; free for child under 2. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org 

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Evgeny & Lydia Barabov: European Holiday

Evgeny & Lydia Barabov: European Holiday


Event Date: 02/05/2016 - 5:00pm to 02/29/2016 - 8:00pm




Evgeny and Lydia Baranov's "European Holiday" showcases their artwork consisting of sailboats and still-lifes, inspired by their time spent in Bruges, Belgium and Hoorn, the Netherlands. 

 
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Beginners Jewelry

Beginners Jewelry


Event Date: 02/17/2016 - 6:00pm to 03/02/2016 - 6:00pm




Learn the techniques of jewelry making from the pros! Taught by Kaminer Haislip, students will learn techniques such as piercing, sawing, soldering, hammering, bezel setting, and finishing. No experience is necessary, so grab a friend and get crafting. Redux Contemprary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Wednesday, 6-8pm. $210; $175 member. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org 

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The Seat of Justice

The Seat of Justice


Event Date: 02/19/2016 - 7:30pm to 03/06/2016 - 3:00pm




Come watch a history lesson come to life with Brown vs. Board of Education. Julian Wiles’s much-admired play narrates the performance of the small but paramount achievement that would eliminate desegregation and head from the courts of South Carolina to the United States Supreme Court. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $63-$27. (843)577-5967, www.charlestonstage.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Women's Golf Getaway

Women's Golf Getaway


Event Date: 02/25/2016 - 8:00am to 02/28/2016 - 8:00am




Ladies, need to get away for the weekend and improve your game? Kiawah Island is hosting another year of classes for beginner and intermediate golfers who want to beat their husbands on the course. Various games of short and long game with the pros and trouble shoot stations are featured in this escape. Participants are divided into groups by skill level. Kiawah Island Golf Resort. 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Thursday-Saturday. $996 member, $1195 non-member. (800)576-1670, www.kiawahresort.com

 
 
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Women's Golf Getaway

Women's Golf Getaway


Event Date: 02/25/2016 - 8:00am to 02/28/2016 - 8:00am




Ladies, need to get away for the weekend and improve your game? Kiawah Island is hosting another year of classes for beginner and intermediate golfers who want to beat their husbands on the course. Various games of short and long game with the pros and trouble shoot stations are featured in this escape. Participants are divided into groups by skill level. Kiawah Island Golf Resort. 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Thursday-Saturday. $996 member, $1195 non-member. (800)576-1670, www.kiawahresort.com

 
 
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Toruk

Toruk


Event Date: 02/25/2016 - 4:00pm to 02/28/2016 - 4:00pm




Cirque du Soleil and the world of Avatar collaborate for an unforgettable one night experience. Inspired by the movie, this show consists of a backstory on the character, Toruk, dreamlike scenery, special effects, and the use of illusion. It’s a must see performance. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday-Sunday. 4pm. $90-$72. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 
 
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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden


Event Date: 02/25/2016 - 7:30pm to 03/01/2016 - 7:30pm




Based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden tells the tale of orphan Mary Lennox and her adventures as she discovers magical hidden gardens at her uncle's mansion. Directed by Evan Perry, experience the fantasy as the classic tale comes to life on stage in this dramatic adaptation by the students at the College of Charleston. Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 St. Philip St. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm. $20; $15 for senior/faculty; $12 student. (843)953-8210, www.theatre.cofc.edu

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4th Annual South Atlantic Bank Oyster Roast & Chili Cook-Off

4th Annual South Atlantic Bank Oyster Roast & Chili Cook-Off


Event Date: 02/28/2016 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm




You're sure to find something you like at the Hobcaw Yacht Club for the 4th Annual South Atlantic Bank Oyster Roast & Chili Cook-Off. Guests are treated to all-you-can-eat oysters from Sticky Fingers, delicious chili from 15 chili cooks competing for 2016's Best Chili, and craft beer from Holy City Brewery, Westbrook Brewing Co, Palmetto Brewery, and Seanachai. Relax by the water while you enjoy the various eats, live music by The Stilettos, and kids' activities. All proceeds from the event benefit Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina, an organization that helps in providing education, counseling, medical care, social support, and a safe haven for young pregnant and parenting mothers in need. Hobcaw Yacht Club, 180 Hobcaw Dr. Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 2-5pm. $35; $15; Free for child under 11. https://www.facebook.com/events/1509848719313978/permalink/1531650680467...

 
Experience Hendrix

Experience Hendrix


Event Date: 02/28/2016 - 7:00pm




Former Jimi Hendrix Experience bandmates come together to recreate and celebrate the unparalleled creative and musical influence of the rock legend, offering classic rock fans—and fans of music in general—a memorable musical treat honoring one of the world's greatest guitarists. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Sunday, 7pm; 6pm doors. $124.50-$39.50. (843)242-3099, www.gaillardcenter.com

 
Conor Donohue: Album Release Show

Conor Donohue: Album Release Show


Event Date: 02/28/2016 - 7:00pm




Conor Donohue releases his new album on The Pour House stage Sunday, February 28. Special guests include Infinitikiss and Julie Odell. The Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. Sunday, 7pm; 6pm doors. $8. (843)571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 
 




UPCOMING EVENTS

02/12/2016 - 10:00am to 02/14/2016 - 10:00am

Plan your weekend for one of Charleston’s most important, educational, yet unforgettable festivals. Join world-renowned artists, be a part of animal demonstrations and competitions, peruse auctions, and enjoy puppet shows for the kids. For the expo’s 34th year, special events include Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast and South Carolina Waterfowl Association Sportsman’s Ball. Locations vary. Friday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Sunday, 10am-5pm. $50 (843)723-1748, www.sewe.com

02/12/2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the College of Charleston Libraries for the opening reception of the Special Collections exhibit, "New Gardens are Ever Appearing:" Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition. The exhibit tells the story of Charleston's most talented botanists, gardeners, and landscape architects who cultivated the rich semi-tropical flora of the Lowcountry over the past 250 years. Guest Sheila Wertimer provides brief remarks on the life, work, and legacy of the renowned Charleston landscape architect, Loutrel Briggs. Additional historical materials are showcased from the Special Collection's vault for one night only. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested through Amanda Noll, nolla@cofc.eduMarlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, Third Floor, 205 Calhoun St. Friday, 6-8pm. Free. (843)953-5530, http://friends.library.cofc.edu 

02/12/2016 - 7:00pm to 02/18/2016 - 7:00pm

Woodland sprites, an enchanted forest, and a man with the head of a donkey are only the beginning of the delightful fantasy world of William Shakespeare's most popular comedy. Directed by Randy Neale, see this timeless classic on the stage and experience the magic of this dramatic performance that has been 500 years running. Crabpot Players Theatre, 1137 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Friday-Thursday, 7pm. $25. (888)303-0763, www.crabpotplayers.com

02/12/2016 - 7:00pm

Join the Poetry Society to hear two poets read some of their works, and follow with a book signing and reception. With four books of poetry under her belt, numerous awards across the nation, and many other literary honors, Carol Potter is a poet to pay attention to. Eugene Platt, a native Charlestonian and former vice-president of the Poetry Society of South Carolina, has given over 100 public readings of his works across the nation and remains a true Lowcountry poet that works within a vein of writing. The Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Friday, 7pm. $15; $10 member; free for student. (843)723-9912, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org

02/13/2016 - 10:00am

For the fifth year in a row, Betty Foy Botts is the featured artist for the Southeastern Wildlife Expo. Donating a percentage of her sales to regional shelters, all of her paintings this year focus on birch panels. Join Botts and learn why each of her paintings takes months at a time, why she uses layer after layer, and waits for the right animal to emerge. Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Saturday, 10am-9pm. Free. (843)564-0034, mitchellhillinc.com

02/13/2016 - 12:00pm to 02/14/2016 - 12:00pm

If you have a horse or even if you don’t, come join in 20 miles of trail riding, camping, and enjoy oysters galore at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. Stalls and one bag of shaving are provided, as well as breakfast the following morning. Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, 2662 Mullet Hall Rd, Johns Island. Saturday-Sunday, 12pm. $25 for water and electricity, primitive camping area is free. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

02/13/2016 - 12:00pm

Be a part of something great, like running in your underwear to celebrate the fundraising of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Watch the hilarity with a bunch of half-naked runners on the Folly Beach streets! Start a team, join a team, or run alone! There is an open bar and an award ceremony afterwards. Loggerhead’s Beach Grill, 123 W Ashley Ave. Folly Beach. Saturday, 12pm. $55. (843)588-2365, www.cupidundierun.com

02/13/2016 - 2:00pm to 02/14/2016 - 2:00pm

The Footlight Players Theatre presents a musical event for the entire family, Disney's The Little Mermaid. Ages 6-11 perform as Hans Christian Anderson and Disney's classic characters amongst a beautiful set with magnificent costumes. This is a production of the Junior Company of the Lowcountry's only award-winning youth theatrem Musical Theatre Center. Showings are February 13th and 14th at 2pm and 5pm. Tickets are $18; $15 Advance. 

02/13/2016 - 7:00pm

One of American’s most recognized and successful country singers comes back to Charleston after a 19-year hiatus. With wife Trisha Yearwood on his tour performing old and new hits, this is an easy Valentine’s Day gift. Brooks is performing a mix of past hits and songs from his current studio album. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr. Saturday, 7pm. $74.98. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

02/13/2016 - 8:00pm

Get ready to dress up, tear the rug, and show off your salsa moves for a vivacious night of Cuban music! A combination of stringed and salsa tones and a variety of pop, classical, Latin styles with some incredible performers, orchestral director Robbi Kenny and trumpeter Robbie Madison bring the ultimate ear candy. Local salsa instructor, La Quinn is present to have everyone moving up and down the aisle! Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 7pm door, 8pm. $18 advance, $20 day. (843)853-2252, www.stringsandsalsa.com

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