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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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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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”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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Camellia Walks

Camellia Walks


Event Date:
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

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Free Personal Finance Seminar

Free Personal Finance Seminar


Event Date:
03/01/2017 - 6:00pm to 04/26/2017 - 6:00pm




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

 

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Fabulon Art Presents We The People

Fabulon Art Presents We The People


Event Date: 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 

 
Peter & the Starcatcher

Peter & the Starcatcher


Event Date:
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

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Wings and Rosé Late Night Happy Hour

Wings and Rosé Late Night Happy Hour


Event Date: 03/02/2017 - 9:30pm




Home Team BBQ Downtown hosts "Wings and Rosé," a late night happy hour featuring wines from Wolffer Estate Vineyards.. Guest Bartender Freddy Schwenk joins Adam Rothstein, Beverage Director, to feature a special menu of pink drinks, including Wolffer Rose Cider. Specials include $5 glass of cider, rosé, and cocktails in addition to $10 for six wings and a glass of rosé. Hometeam BBQ Downtown, 126 Williman St. Thursday, 9:30 pm. (843)225-7427, hometeambbq.com

 
“Raw: New abstract work by Marissa Vogl, sandy Ostrau, & Susan Altman”

“Raw: New abstract work by Marissa Vogl, sandy Ostrau, & Susan Altman”


Event Date:
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

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Love, Sex, & The IRS

Love, Sex, & The IRS


Event Date:
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

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Art of Design Featuring Vern Yip

Art of Design Featuring Vern Yip


Event Date: 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

 
Big Bad Breakfast & Bevcon Pop-up

Big Bad Breakfast & Bevcon Pop-up


Event Date: 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

 
"We the People"

"We the People"


Event Date:
03/04/2017 - 10:00am to 03/30/2017 - 6:00pm




Artists from across the nation have come together to promote messages of peace and harmony by illustrated their feelings, concerns, and hope in an effort to speak out against racism. Join the artists and help them spread their message at the "We the People" opening reception on March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m., featuring live drumming and refreshments. Check out the exhibit anytime between March 4 and March 30. Fabulon Center for Art & Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd., West Ashley. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, fabulonart.com
 

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Pets for Vets Dog Dash

Pets for Vets Dog Dash


Event Date: 03/04/2017 - 7:30am




Lace up your sneakers and bring your four-legged pal out to Hampton Park for a one-mile run to support Pets for Vets, a national organization that pairs veterans with animal companions. Each year, the Charleston chapter aims to match 20 to 25 vets with new furry friends, a process that greatly benefits both parties. Don‘t forget to dress your pup up—following the race is a Best Pet Costume competition. Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Dr. Saturday, 7:30am registration; 9:30am race waves begin. $25-$10. www.petsforvets.com

 
WHERE THE WILD THINGS RUN

WHERE THE WILD THINGS RUN


Event Date: 03/04/2017 - 8:30am




Lace up your running shoes for this 5K along the scenic wildlife trails of Caw Caw Interpretive Center. An awards ceremony with refreshments from local restaurants follows the race. Want to bring the kids along? While you run, they‘ll be entertained with activities including yoga and a reading of Maurice Sendak‘s Where the Wild Things Are presented by Greta Caldwell of the Charleston Public Library. Let the wild rumpus start! Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Hwy., Ravenel. Saturday, 8:30am-noon. $34; $28 Charleston County resident; $22 MOVE IT! pass holder. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
FRONT BEACH FEST

FRONT BEACH FEST


Event Date: 03/04/2017 - 12:00pm




Kick off the spring season at the beach—the Isle of Palms, to be more specific. The Carolina Soul Band and The Tams take the main stage in front of The Windjammer, area artisans and local food vendors line the streets, and the kids are kept busy with all kinds of entertainment: jump castles, a bungee trampoline, face painting, and more. Front Beach, Isle of Palms. Saturday, noon-4pm. Free. (843)886-8294, www.iop.net

 
Light by Fire: The Dissolving Series

Light by Fire: The Dissolving Series


Event Date: 03/04/2017 - 7:00pm




Artist Devin McKinney teams up with Fabulon Center for Art and Education to demonstrate what happens when he combines light and fire. McKinney's Dissolving Series displays a year's worth of experimenting, burning, and etching that culminates in a representation of the common thread binding everything. Wine and cheese will be provided for guests. 815 Savannah Hwy. #101. Saturday, 7pm. www.devinartworks.com

 
PIPE-MAJOR SANDY JONES INVITATIONAL

PIPE-MAJOR SANDY JONES INVITATIONAL


Event Date: 03/04/2017 - 7:00pm




Head to The Citadel and enjoy unique bagpipe music at this 15th annual competition. Young pipers (grades one to five) take the stage to display their skills before the A Great Scottish Highland Bagpipe Competition, in which top contenders from the East Coast play their hearts out in hopes of winning the first-place trophy. Coward Hall, 171 Moultrie St. Saturday, 7pm. $15 advance; $20. (843)469-5691, www.sandyjonesinvitational.com 

 
Steady Hand String Band & Jackson Emmer

Steady Hand String Band & Jackson Emmer


Event Date: 03/04/2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm




Ashville, North Carolina-based groups, the Steady Hand String Band and Jackson Emmer, team up for an incredible performance. Kick back and relax while you listen to this smooth blend of  Americana/Bluegrass and authentic Folk music reminiscent of Woody Guthrie. The Eclectic Café & Vinyl, 132 Spring St. Saturday, 8-10pm. Free. (843)202-0666, eclecticcafeandvinyl.com

 
The Faculty Lounge and Edmund’s Oast Present “Let’s Go Crazy” Party

The Faculty Lounge and Edmund’s Oast Present “Let’s Go Crazy” Party


Event Date: 03/04/2017 - 10:00pm




The Faculty Lounge and Edmund’s Oast team up to host the “Let’s Go Crazy” Party featuring Miles Macquarrie from Kimball House in Atlanta. Miles and Jayce McConnell are crafting a special cocktail menu alongside beer and wine selection from Advintage Distributing. Smith Street Pizza serves up slices while DJ the Olive Branch and Mummbls provide entertainment. All items are available á la carte. The Faculty Lounge, 391 Huger Street. Saturday, 10pm. Prices vary. (843)727-1145, www.edmundsoast.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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”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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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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”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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Camellia Walks

Camellia Walks


Event Date:
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

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Free Personal Finance Seminar

Free Personal Finance Seminar


Event Date:
03/01/2017 - 6:00pm to 04/26/2017 - 6:00pm




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

 

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Peter & the Starcatcher

Peter & the Starcatcher


Event Date:
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

 
 
Patrick Dougherty visits the Gibbes

Patrick Dougherty visits the Gibbes


Event Date:
03/07/2017 - 10:00am to 03/24/2017 - 10:00am




Since 1982, sculptor Patrick Dougherty has been working with twigs and branches to create site-specific installations, combining his carpentry skills with his ardor for nature (which took root during a childhood spent exploring the woods of his native North Carolina). He’s exhibited around the globe—for example, he created this 2008 sculpture, Free At Last, at the Jardin des Arts in Chateaubourg, France—and this month visits Charleston to construct an exclusive work in the Gibbes Museum’s glass atrium, connecting the modern interior gallery space and the lush outdoor garden. Watch his progress, then catch his artist talk at the opening reception for the installation on Friday, March 24, at 6 p.m. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/military/student; $6 ages four-17; $35-$25 reception. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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“Raw: New abstract work by Marissa Vogl, sandy Ostrau, & Susan Altman”

“Raw: New abstract work by Marissa Vogl, sandy Ostrau, & Susan Altman”


Event Date:
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

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Love, Sex, & The IRS

Love, Sex, & The IRS


Event Date:
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

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"We the People"

"We the People"


Event Date:
03/04/2017 - 10:00am to 03/30/2017 - 6:00pm




Artists from across the nation have come together to promote messages of peace and harmony by illustrated their feelings, concerns, and hope in an effort to speak out against racism. Join the artists and help them spread their message at the "We the People" opening reception on March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m., featuring live drumming and refreshments. Check out the exhibit anytime between March 4 and March 30. Fabulon Center for Art & Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd., West Ashley. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, fabulonart.com
 

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Customer Appreciation Day

Customer Appreciation Day


Event Date: 03/05/2017 - 8:00am




Take advantage of the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission‘s Customer Appreciation Day with free admission and bonus activities at each of the county parks. Enjoy a picnic lunch beside tidal creeks, a stroll along self-guided nature trails, or an afternoon romping around playgrounds. Residents also receive free parking at Kiawah Beachwalker Park, Isle of Palms County Park, and Folly Beach County Park, and free fishing at the Folly Beach and Mount Pleasant piers. Charleston County Parks, locations vary. Sunday, times vary. Free. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic


Event Date: 03/05/2017 - 1:30pm




Celebrate the release of Charleston Parks Conservancy‘s new children‘s book, Here, There and Everywhere with Parker Bear at the nonprofit‘s annual Teddy Bear Picnic. Parker Bear himself is on hand to discuss all his Holy City adventures while kids enjoy musical entertainment, puppets, and dancing in the park. Children and families can pick up pre-ordered, signed copies of the new book at the event; limited copies are available for sale the day of. Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Dr. Sunday, 1:30-4:30pm. Free (pre-registration is encouraged). (843)723-5003, www.charlestonparksconservancy.org  

 
Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic


Event Date: 03/05/2017 - 1:30pm




Celebrate the release of Charleston Parks Conservancy‘s new children‘s book, Here, There and Everywhere with Parker Bear at the nonprofit‘s annual Teddy Bear Picnic. Parker Bear himself is on hand to discuss all his Holy City adventures while kids enjoy musical entertainment, puppets, and dancing in the park. Children and families can pick up pre-ordered, signed copies of the new book at the event; limited copies are available for sale the day of. Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Dr. Sunday, 1:30-4:30pm. Free (pre-registration is encouraged). (843)723-5003, www.charlestonparksconservancy.org  

 
Safe Words Featuring Saeed Jones

Safe Words Featuring Saeed Jones


Event Date: 03/05/2017 - 6:30pm




Theatre and poetry collide at 5th Wall's free monthly event Safe Words. With this twist on the typical open mic night, poets and playwrights have the chance to bring their words to life on stage. Whether it's a monologue from a play or a spoken word piece, come share it with fellow creatives. For those who want to showcase their work from behind the scenes, local actors are in attendance to perform your work for you. 5th Wall Productions, 2070 Sam Rittenburg Blvd. Sunday, 6:30pm, Free. (843)697-3359, 5thwallproductions.org

 
Valerie June: The Order of Time Tour

Valerie June: The Order of Time Tour


Event Date: 03/05/2017 - 8:00pm




After earning tremendous success in 2013 for her self-released breakout album, Pushin’ Against a Stone, Tennessee-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June has been praised by major media outlets—The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and NPR, among others—for her soulful infusion of blues and country. June now takes to the road with her latest album, The Order of Time, featuring tracks with a jazzier sound and collaborations with Norah Jones. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Sunday, 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
 
 
Brain Injury Association of South Carolina Charity Tasting

Brain Injury Association of South Carolina Charity Tasting


Event Date: 03/08/2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm




In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, The Glass Onion proudly supports The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC) at their March Charity Tasting. Patrons can enjoy small bites paired with selection of spring wines, including Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc and Domaine Badoz Cotes du Jura Trousseau from Country Vintner. In an effort to bring awareness and raise funds for the organization, $5 of every ticket goes towards BIASC for their efforts in prevention, research, education, and advocacy. The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Hwy., West Ashley. Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. $10. (843)225-1717, ilovetheglassonion.com

 
Oyster Wine Pairing Social

Oyster Wine Pairing Social


Event Date: 03/08/2017 - 6:00pm




Vonda Freeman of The Indigo Road Hospitality & Consultation leads a tasting of four wines that pair marvelously with oyster snacks provided by Mercantile and Mash chef Tim Morton. Mercantile and Mash, 701 E Bay St. Wednesday, 6pm. $25. (843)793-2636, www.evensi.us

 
Painters & Poets: The Art & Words of Jacob Lawrence

Painters & Poets: The Art & Words of Jacob Lawrence


Event Date: 03/08/2017 - 6:00pm




Join Charleston‘s poet laureate, Marcus Amaker, and Blue Bicycle Books owner Jonathan Sanchez for a discussion about the connections between art and poetry, moderated by Dr. Jeb Hallett. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Wednesday, 6pm. $25; $15 member; $10 student. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
Our Mother’s Brief Affair

Our Mother’s Brief Affair


Event Date:
03/09/2017 - 7:30pm to 04/01/2017 - 7:30pm




Randy Neale directs Our Mother’s Brief Affair, starring PURE Theatre‘s Cynthia Barnett, Erin Wilson, David Mandel, and Mark Landis. Exploring the impact of indiscretions on a person‘s life, this witty and insightful production—written by Richard Greenberg—presents the story of a dying mother and her children as they learn of the scandalous affair she claims to have had. In addition to 12 regular showings, the theater holds two “pay what you will” performances March 9 and 15 and a post-show talkback March 16. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm. $32-$25. (843)723-4444,www.puretheatre.org

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Women Entrepreneurs' Hour: Self Care for Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs' Hour: Self Care for Entrepreneurs


Event Date: 03/09/2017 -
8:30am to 10:00am




While owning a business is an amazing and rewarding experience, it's also challenging to learn how to navigate entrepreneur life with your mind, body, and soul intact. This month, the Women Entrepreneurs' Hour focuses on the topic of self-care and balance for the entrepreneur, providing attendees with actionable insights, tools, and tactics to care for the whole self. This event features a "fireside chat" and Q&A portion with special guests Elli Richter and Ashley Cebulka. Light refreshments and coffee are provided, and the meet-up begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Women entrepreneurs in all stages of business are encouraged to attend; all aspiring entrepreneurs and established boss ladies are welcome! Launch Pad Charleston, 174 Meeting St. Thursday, 8:30-10am. $20. eventbrite.com/e/women-entrepreneurs-hour-self-care-for-entrepreneurs-tickets-32407916952

 
”Focus in”

”Focus in”


Event Date:
03/10/2017 - 10:00am to 03/31/2017 - 10:00am




See what Greg Hart, Kate Long Stevenson, and Alan Jackson—all members of Charleston‘s rapidly expanding contemporary art scene—are up to in this exciting George Gallery exhibit. While the trio differs in terms of artistic style, they each speak with an authentic voice, expressing their modern vision within the frame of a historic environment. Chat with the artists at an opening reception on Friday, March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m., and head to the George Gallery throughout the month to delve into the exhibit. George Gallery, 50 Bogart St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

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Green & Gold Oyster Roast

Green & Gold Oyster Roast


Event Date: 03/10/2017 - 6:00pm




Help young entrepreneurs gain the confidence to take charge of their futures at YEScarolina‘s first-ever Green and Gold Oyster Roast. The organization is dedicated to teaching South Carolina youth the principles of entrepreneurship and free enterprise, and proceeds go towards funding educational classes and teacher training. Mix and mingle while shuckin‘ oysters, drinking cold beer, and dining on Irish cuisine. The Gadsden House, 329 East Bay St. Friday, 6pm. $50. (843)805-4901, www.yescarolina.com

 
Night at the Opera at Spoleto USA

Night at the Opera at Spoleto USA


Event Date: 03/10/2017 - 6:00pm




Charleston Academy of Music is showcasing their very own voice faculty member Stephanie Chevalier in their "Rush Hour Concert." A frequent soloist in the Washington DC area, Chevalier is treating Charleston audiences to a night of opera featuring works by Bernstein, Mozart and Rossini. Rush Hour Concerts are free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed. The Murray Center, 14 George St. Friday, 6:00pm. Free admission on first come basis. (843)-805-7794, charlestonmusic.org

 
Madeleine Peyroux & Rickie Lee Jones

Madeleine Peyroux & Rickie Lee Jones


Event Date: 03/10/2017 - 7:30pm




First discovered in a New York nightclub, jazz and blues singer Madeleine Peyroux has been captivating audiences with her soulful sound for more than 20 years. On this special night, she joins Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and cult heroine Rickie Lee Jones to present an unforgettable musical performance. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Friday, 7:30pm. $49.50-$29.50. (843)724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.com

 
John Waters‘s this filthy world: dirtier & filthier

John Waters‘s this filthy world: dirtier & filthier


Event Date: 03/10/2017 - 8:00pm




Best known for his directing and writing on cult classics like Hairspray and Cry-Baby, John Waters hits the stage with his one-man vaudeville-style act. In the show—sure to incorporate debauchery and mayhem just like his well-loved films—he explores early influences including everything from a fascination with true crime to Catholicism, sexual deviancy to a love of reading. Dubbed by many as the Pope of Trash and the Baron of Bad Taste, Waters continues to shock and amuse audiences with this latest performance. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 8pm. $49.50-39.50. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com­

 
St. Paddy’s Day Block Party & Parade

St. Paddy’s Day Block Party & Parade


Event Date: 03/11/2017 - 12:00pm




This 14th annual event in Park Circle has everything you could ask for in a St. Paddy’s Day celebration: live music from three stages, a mechanical bull, yummy eats, and artisan booths, plus a Kids’ Zone. The festivities kick off at noon with a parade featuring the North Charleston High School Band, the Charleston Pipe Band, and more. Olde Village, East Montague Ave. between Virginia Ave. & Jenkins Ave., North Charleston. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Free. (843) 740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

 
St. Paddy‘s Day Block Party & Parade

St. Paddy‘s Day Block Party & Parade


Event Date: 03/11/2017 - 12:00pm




Celebrate all things Irish at the largest St. Patrick’s Day party in the Lowcountry. Kicking off with a parade along East Montague Avenue, the 14th annual event features live music on three stages, a mechanical bull, food vendors, booths by local artisans, and a Kids‘ Zone with jump castles and face painting. Olde Village, East Montague Ave. between Virginia Ave. & Jenkins Ave., North Charleston. Saturday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

 

 
ST. PADDY’S PAWLOOZA

ST. PADDY’S PAWLOOZA


Event Date: 03/11/2017 - 12:00pm




Let your pup in on the St. Paddy‘s Day fun at Wannamaker County Park, where you can enjoy live Irish music, craft beers, and food trucks. Festive attire is encouraged for four- and two-legged attendees alike. North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. Saturday, noon-4pm. $5; free for child under 13/Gold Pass holder. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Dancing with the Arks Stars

Dancing with the Arks Stars


Event Date: 03/11/2017 - 7:00pm




Love Dancing With the Stars? Join ARK for their charitable version of the popular show at Dancing With the ARKS Stars, where Charleston celebrities are paired with professionals from the Elite International Dance Studio in Mount Pleasant. Audience members are the judges as they cast their votes for best performance. Each vote is $10, and the money raised will fund ARKS‘s programs that provide aid for families of patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Pinewood Preparatory School, 1114 Orangeburg Rd., Summerville. Saturday, 7pm. $65; $60 advance. (843)832-2357, www.thearkofsc.org

 
Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman


Event Date: 03/11/2017 - 7:30pm




The all-female vocal ensemble that topped the Billboard World Music chart for a record-setting 81 weeks travels to Charleston this month. Performing a selection of traditional Irish music with a new-age and contemporary spin (think Riverdance), the group‘s latest tour celebrates 12 years of success. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Saturday, 7:30pm. $109.50-$39.50. (843)724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.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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”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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”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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Camellia Walks

Camellia Walks


Event Date:
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

 
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Free Personal Finance Seminar

Free Personal Finance Seminar


Event Date:
03/01/2017 - 6:00pm to 04/26/2017 - 6:00pm




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

 

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“Raw: New abstract work by Marissa Vogl, sandy Ostrau, & Susan Altman”

“Raw: New abstract work by Marissa Vogl, sandy Ostrau, & Susan Altman”


Event Date:
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

 
Brick Fest Live!

Brick Fest Live!


Event Date:
03/18/2017 - 9:00am to 03/19/2017 - 6:00pm




The largest fan-created LEGO event in North America comes to the Charleston area. Brick Fest Live! allows families to enjoy mind‐blowing creations from all over the world made entirely of LEGOS—the timeless toy. Prepare to be amazed by life-sized models of cities that come to life. Race your own LEGO derby car down a 35-foot-long timed track, enjoy a mini golf course, shop new and vintage sets from many merchants, or make friends in the video game arena. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday & Sunday, 9am-6pm. $47-$22. 1-866-442-4433, www.events.brickfestlive.com

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Love, Sex, & The IRS

Love, Sex, & The IRS


Event Date:
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

 
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"We the People"

"We the People"


Event Date:
03/04/2017 - 10:00am to 03/30/2017 - 6:00pm




Artists from across the nation have come together to promote messages of peace and harmony by illustrated their feelings, concerns, and hope in an effort to speak out against racism. Join the artists and help them spread their message at the "We the People" opening reception on March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m., featuring live drumming and refreshments. Check out the exhibit anytime between March 4 and March 30. Fabulon Center for Art & Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd., West Ashley. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, fabulonart.com
 

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Patrick Dougherty visits the Gibbes

Patrick Dougherty visits the Gibbes


Event Date:
03/07/2017 - 10:00am to 03/24/2017 - 10:00am




Since 1982, sculptor Patrick Dougherty has been working with twigs and branches to create site-specific installations, combining his carpentry skills with his ardor for nature (which took root during a childhood spent exploring the woods of his native North Carolina). He’s exhibited around the globe—for example, he created this 2008 sculpture, Free At Last, at the Jardin des Arts in Chateaubourg, France—and this month visits Charleston to construct an exclusive work in the Gibbes Museum’s glass atrium, connecting the modern interior gallery space and the lush outdoor garden. Watch his progress, then catch his artist talk at the opening reception for the installation on Friday, March 24, at 6 p.m. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/military/student; $6 ages four-17; $35-$25 reception. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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Our Mother’s Brief Affair

Our Mother’s Brief Affair


Event Date:
03/09/2017 - 7:30pm to 04/01/2017 - 7:30pm




Randy Neale directs Our Mother’s Brief Affair, starring PURE Theatre‘s Cynthia Barnett, Erin Wilson, David Mandel, and Mark Landis. Exploring the impact of indiscretions on a person‘s life, this witty and insightful production—written by Richard Greenberg—presents the story of a dying mother and her children as they learn of the scandalous affair she claims to have had. In addition to 12 regular showings, the theater holds two “pay what you will” performances March 9 and 15 and a post-show talkback March 16. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm. $32-$25. (843)723-4444,www.puretheatre.org

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”Focus in”

”Focus in”


Event Date:
03/10/2017 - 10:00am to 03/31/2017 - 10:00am




See what Greg Hart, Kate Long Stevenson, and Alan Jackson—all members of Charleston‘s rapidly expanding contemporary art scene—are up to in this exciting George Gallery exhibit. While the trio differs in terms of artistic style, they each speak with an authentic voice, expressing their modern vision within the frame of a historic environment. Chat with the artists at an opening reception on Friday, March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m., and head to the George Gallery throughout the month to delve into the exhibit. George Gallery, 50 Bogart St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

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Chamber music charleston house concert series

Chamber music charleston house concert series


Event Date:
03/12/2017 - 7:00pm to 03/15/2017 - 7:00pm




Enjoy a live classical performance from the comfort of a luxurious private living room downtown or on Kiawah or Seabrook islands. Each hour-long concert in this series—featuring violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti and pianist Andrew Armstrong—is followed by a brief reception. Locations vary. Sunday, 3pm; Monday, 7:30pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, 7pm. $50. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.com

 
Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse

Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse


Event Date:
03/16/2017 - 10:00am to 04/16/2017 - 10:00am




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

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

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Race & Roast

Race & Roast


Event Date: 03/12/2017 - 1:00pm




First, set out on a 5K Trail Run winding through parts of a 132-acre conservation easement held by East Cooper Land Trust. Then continue raising funds for the Lowcountry nonprofit during an oyster roast on the lawn of the private Oakland Plantation. Guests enjoy live music, chili, hot dogs, local beer, and activities for kids. Oakland Plantation, 1164 Porchers Bluff Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 12:30 p.m. race; 1-4 p.m. roast. $60-$50; $40 roast only; ages seven-17: $30-$20; $15 roast only; free for child under seven. (843) 224-1849, www.eastcooperland.org

 
East Cooper Land Trust Race & Roast

East Cooper Land Trust Race & Roast


Event Date: 03/12/2017 - 1:00pm




Since 2002, the East Cooper Land Trust has worked to conserve existing natural spaces and create new ones, such as parks, gardens, and trails. Join them in their mission to preserve Charleston‘s beautiful landscape for future generations at this 5K trail run through the scenic, 132-acre Oakland Planation. Following the race is live music, all-you-can-eat oysters and other delectables, and child-friendly activities including hay rides. Oakland Plantation, 1164 Porchers Bluff Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 1-4pm. $60-$40; $30-$15 ages seven-17; free for child under seven. (843)224-1849, www.eastcooperland.org

 
A Cappella in the Afternoon

A Cappella in the Afternoon


Event Date: 03/12/2017 - 3:30pm




Palmetto Vocal Project has proudly called Bethel United Methodist Church and Downtown Charleston its home every Thursday night for nearly a year, and now they would like to give something back by showcasing an open performance at the church. Come join Palmetto Vocal Project and a collection of talented quartets for an afternoon of harmonically sublime entertainment. Donations are accepted from anyone wishing to contribute support and thanks to Bethel United Methodist Church for hosting the event. Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt St. Sunday, 3:30pm. Free. (843)371-7470, palmettovocalproject.com

 

 
Get the Led Out

Get the Led Out


Event Date: 03/12/2017 - 7:00pm




Dubbed “the American Led Zeppelin“ by fans, the Philadelphia-based band Get the Led Out (GTLO) recreates the British group‘s most iconic hits alongside studio tracks that Zeppelin itself never performed. Sans wigs and phony British accents, GTLO’s six multitalented members—Paul Sinclair, Paul Hammond, Jimmy Marchiano, Andrew Lipke, Adam Ferraioli, and Phil D’Agostino—deliver a genuine tribute with an electrifying performance. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Sunday, 7pm. $39.50-$24.50. (843)724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.com

 
Amos Lee

Amos Lee


Event Date: 03/12/2017 - 7:30pm




Folk musician Amos Lee swings by the Lowcountry as part of his North American tour promoting his sixth album, SPIRIT. Fusing his country twang with smooth soul sounds, Lee brings popular hits to the stage including “Sweet Pea“ and “Arms of a Woman.“ North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Sunday, 7:30pm. $250-$39. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
 
Kids Manners Classes at Hazel Parker Playground

Kids Manners Classes at Hazel Parker Playground


Event Date:
03/14/2017 - 3:30pm to 04/04/2017 - 3:30pm




Macaroni & Please is an educational program designed to introduce children and students to the basic principles of good manners. Using fun and interactive activities, the class aims to strengthen social and emotional learning with a focus on self-presentation, self-control, empathy, forgiveness, gratitude and dining etiquette. Ages 5-9 are welcome. Hazel Park Playground, 70 East Bay Street. Tuesdays, March 14th-April 4th, 3:30-4:30, $65. murphysmanners.com

 

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Lexus Charleston Fashion Week 2017 ®

Lexus Charleston Fashion Week 2017 ®


Event Date:
03/14/2017 - 5:00pm to 03/18/2017 - 5:00pm




Looks from celebrated designers such as Bibhu Mohapatra and Rachel Roy hit the runway alongside collections by Emerging Designer Competition semifinalists and area retailers during five nights of fashion in Marion Square. Be sure to pre-party in the Style Lounge, filled with clothing, accessory, and jewelry vendors, as well as in The Belk Tent, featuring top brands and hot products. Saturday-night show-goers also get to catch the Rock the Runway Model Competition™, known for launching successful careers. Marion Square, 329 Meeting St. Tuesday-Saturday, times vary. $165-$50; $1,200-$900 weekly. www.charlestonfashionweek.com

 
Rodgers & Hammerstein‘s Cinderella

Rodgers & Hammerstein‘s Cinderella


Event Date:
03/14/2017 - 7:30pm to 03/15/2017 - 7:30pm




Straight from the Broadway stage comes Rodgers and Hammerstein‘s contemporary take on a classic tale, Tony Award-winning Cinderella. Audience members of all ages will savor an evening of laughter, music, and happily-ever-afters, all started by a simple wish and a stylish pair of shoes. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Tuesday & Wednesday, 7:30pm. $67-$37. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
St. Paul & The Broken Bones

St. Paul & The Broken Bones


Event Date:
03/16/2017 - 8:00pm to 03/17/2017 - 8:00pm




If you haven‘t seen St. Paul and the Broken Bones since the sweaty Spoleto Finale of 2015, then snatch up this chance to hear them perform tunes from their second full-length album, Sea of Noise. The group is back with more James Brown-esque big band sounds to keep you shimmying all night long. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday & Friday, 8pm. $40-$35. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Pet Fest

Pet Fest


Event Date:
03/18/2017 - 10:00am to 03/19/2017 - 10:00am




Leash up your four-legged friend and head to Pet Fest to see demonstrations such as the K9s in Flight Frisbee show and enter your furry pal in contests for skills like ”Best Sit.” While your canine enjoys the festivities, grab yourself a cold beer and groove to the sounds of musical guests Dave Landeo and Return of the Mac. Charleston Animal Society is also onsite with adoptable animals. Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Pkwy., Mount Pleasant. Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm. $8; free for child under 13/Gold Pass holder. (843)795-4386, WWW.ccprc.com

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Abbey Leix: An Irish Home and Its Demesne

Abbey Leix: An Irish Home and Its Demesne


Event Date: 03/15/2017 - 6:00pm




Join guest speakers Sir David Davies, Irish Georgian Society President, and Mr. William Laffan—author and curator of Abbey Leix: An Irish Home and Its Demesne—for an interesting lecture on Irish history. Davies is a long-time member of the Irish Georgian Society, and a former board member of the Irish Georgian Foundation. William Laffan is an author and curator, and has written extensively on Irish art and the country house and acted as advisor to the exhibition "Ireland 1690-1840: Crossroad of Art and Design" at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015. Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Wednesday, 6pm. (312)961-3860, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org  

 

 

 

 
Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen


Event Date: 03/15/2017 - 8:00pm




Country music fans, don‘t miss your chance to see singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen at Charleston Music Hall. One of the early artists of alternative country music, Keen‘s unique musical style allows him to create both sentimental ballads and upbeat, boot stompin‘ tunes. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Wednesday, 8pm. $40; $35 advance. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Chef Frank Lee's Special One-Night Only Menu

Chef Frank Lee's Special One-Night Only Menu


Event Date: 03/16/2017 - 5:30pm




Chef Frank Lee will join Chef Reid Henninger at Edmund’s Oast for a special one-night only dinner service on Thursday, March 16. The menu will feature some of Frank's classic dishes including recipes found in his new book The SNOB ExperienceEdmund's Oast, 1081 Morrison Dr. Thursday, 5:30pm. Prices vary. (843)-727-1145, edmundsoast.com.

 
Charleston antiques show

Charleston antiques show


Event Date:
03/17/2017 - 6:00pm to 03/19/2017 - 2:00pm




Attend Historic Charleston Foundation‘s Antiques Show for a unique glimpse into the world of design. Whether you‘re a seasoned collector or just getting your feet wet, you‘re sure to enjoy the many happenings that take place over the three-day event. Peruse the swanky items with a fancy cocktail at the opening night preview party or get an expert-led behind-the-scenes tour of the show floor. Don‘t miss the Intimate Talks with Design in Mind series, featuring some of the country’s most renowned interior designers: Tom Scheerer, Timothy Whealon, Alex Papachristidis, and Mark D. Sikes. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Times & prices vary. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org

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The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker


Event Date:
03/17/2017 - 7:30pm to 04/02/2017 - 3:00pm




Charleston Stage presents The Miracle Worker, an inspiring and extraordinary tale of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. Set in 1880, this play recounts the true story of the difficulties that Keller faced growing up blind and deaf, as well as Sullivan’s miraculous instruction that allowed the child to receive an education. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $64-$26. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade


Event Date: 03/17/2017 - 10:00am




Irish eyes are smiling at the 20th annual downtown Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Begin the morning with an 8 a.m. mass at St. Patrick‘s Church, then head to the corner of King and Radcliffe streets for the parade’s 10 a.m. start. The procession, including some of the area‘s most famous Irish residents, moves down King to Broad Street, ending outside the Cathedral of St. John‘s. Downtown Charleston, King St. & Radcliffe St. Friday, 10am-noon. Free. (843) 556-3578, charlestonstpatrickdayparade.wordpress.com

 

 

 
St. Patrick's Family Night Climb

St. Patrick's Family Night Climb


Event Date: 03/17/2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm




Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your family at the Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park. Groups of four or more receive a reduced price on Nighttime Challenge Tickets when they use the discount code "FAMILY."  Bring your own corned beef and cabbage and gather around the bonfire after the climb to make some special St. Patty's Day S'mores. Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, 1595 Highland Ave. Friday, 6-9pm. $35-$30. (843)502-4066, wildblueropes.com

 
Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival: Reverend Robert Jones

Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival: Reverend Robert Jones


Event Date: 03/17/2017 - 7:00pm




Charleston County Library‘s annual storytelling festival has evolved into a year-round event comprised of quarterly concerts from local and national performers. For 2017‘s first installment, Charleston Tells welcomes Reverend Robert Jones Sr., a singer, storyteller, and self-taught instrumentalist who uses folk, blues, spirituals, and other American roots music to relate tales of activism and of a shared American culture. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Friday, 7-8:30pm. $12-$10. (843)805-6930, www.ccpl.org

 
St. Patrick's Day with Mike Garand

St. Patrick's Day with Mike Garand


Event Date: 03/17/2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm




With 150 beers on tap, food trucks, and an all new setlist filled with a collection of the best Irish hits, you don't want to miss Mike Garand's jam session at Craft Conundrum this St. Patrick's Day. Craft Conundrum, 630 Skylark Dr. Friday, 7-10pm. Free. (843)277-2256

 
Artfest

Artfest


Event Date: 03/18/2017 - 11:00am




Young artists working in a variety of mediums present their talents at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre’s annual ArtFest—from music to dance, sand art to drawing, these kids can do it all. Local performing artists provide live entertainment in addition to a juried exhibit from members of the Mount Pleasant Artists‘ Guild. Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, 1218 Belk Dr., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 11am-3pm. Free. (843)884-8517, www.experiencemountpleasant.com

 
Charleston Chamber Music Classic Kids‘ Concerts: MERCEDES & THE CHOCOLATE PILOT

Charleston Chamber Music Classic Kids‘ Concerts: MERCEDES & THE CHOCOLATE PILOT


Event Date: 03/18/2017 - 1:00pm




Chamber Music Charleston brings Margot Theis Raven‘s renowned children’s book to life with a string quartet and interactive songs, telling the true story of a seven-year-old girl living in West Germany during the Berlin Airlift. In 1948, the Soviet Union blockaded all ground routes to and from West Berlin, leaving its residents without food and essential supplies. In response, American and British pilots flew in necessities, and among these heroes was Lt. Gail S. Halvorsen, who earned the nickname of the “Chocolate Pilot“ by bringing candy to the German children. Grab a seat at this incredible performance and learn about one of history’s most interesting anecdotes. The Charleston Museum Auditorium, 360 Meeting St. Saturday, 1pm. $12; $6 ages four-16; free for child under four. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.com

 
Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole

Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole


Event Date: 03/18/2017 - 5:00pm




Brother of the late Nat King Cole, Freddy Cole, pays tribute to his older sibling by performing some of his greatest hits in an intimate, jazz-filled evening. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 5:00pm or 8:00pm. $25-$60. (843) 641-0011, charlestonmusichall.com.

 

 
Shifa Clinic Benefit Dinner

Shifa Clinic Benefit Dinner


Event Date: 03/18/2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm




The Shifa Clinic hosts its 5th annual benefit dinner with guest speaker Jennet Robinson Alterman, a non-profit consultant and women's rights advocate. The Mount Pleasant clinic, currently run by Medical Director Dr. Reshma Khan, was founded five years ago to provide residents with free, high-quality medical care, including primary care, gynecology services, vision care, and mental health services. Along with medical services, the clinic also includes an on-site community food pantry, dispensary, and clothes closet, and it offers various educational programs and training for medical professionals and nurse practitioner students. The annual benefit dinner supports the Shifa Clinic's fundraising efforts for the upcoming year and awareness for the continuation of the facility. Holiday Inn, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 5:30pm silent auction & appetizers; 6-8pm banquet. $35; $10 child under 12. (843) 352-4580, shifa.icnarelief.org

 
SWAMP FOX ADVENTURE RACE

SWAMP FOX ADVENTURE RACE


Event Date: 03/18/2017 - 7:00pm




Test your strength and endurance at KanDo Adventure’s 12th annual Palmetto Swamp Fox Adventure Race. Participants are challenged by a 55- to 60-mile journey through Francis Marion Forest, traveling across land, swamp, and water while battling against other competitors and the difficult landscape. Racers must plot coordinates and locate checkpoints in addition to kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking over the course of 10 to 12 hours. Francis Marion National Forest, 2967 Steed Creek Rd., Huger. Saturday, 6:30am-7pm. $465-$155. (803)292-1900, www.kandoadventures.com

 
Hollywood‘s Greatest Melodies

Hollywood‘s Greatest Melodies


Event Date: 03/18/2017 - 7:30pm




Cinema buffs rejoice: North Charleston Pops! and guest vocalists Diane Penning and Paul Langford perform renditions of your most cherished movie tunes during this lively concert. Audience members can expect to hear songs selected from Oscar-nominated flicks as well as the American Film Institute’s list of “100 Best Songs from Movies,“ including “Think of Me” from the Phantom of the Opera and “Beauty and the Beast.“ During the Audience Choice portion of the evening, the crowd is encouraged to make their own musical requests. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 7:30pm. $35-$15. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.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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”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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”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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Free Personal Finance Seminar

Free Personal Finance Seminar


Event Date:
03/01/2017 - 6:00pm to 04/26/2017 - 6:00pm




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

 

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"We the People"

"We the People"


Event Date:
03/04/2017 - 10:00am to 03/30/2017 - 6:00pm




Artists from across the nation have come together to promote messages of peace and harmony by illustrated their feelings, concerns, and hope in an effort to speak out against racism. Join the artists and help them spread their message at the "We the People" opening reception on March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m., featuring live drumming and refreshments. Check out the exhibit anytime between March 4 and March 30. Fabulon Center for Art & Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd., West Ashley. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, fabulonart.com
 

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Patrick Dougherty visits the Gibbes

Patrick Dougherty visits the Gibbes


Event Date:
03/07/2017 - 10:00am to 03/24/2017 - 10:00am




Since 1982, sculptor Patrick Dougherty has been working with twigs and branches to create site-specific installations, combining his carpentry skills with his ardor for nature (which took root during a childhood spent exploring the woods of his native North Carolina). He’s exhibited around the globe—for example, he created this 2008 sculpture, Free At Last, at the Jardin des Arts in Chateaubourg, France—and this month visits Charleston to construct an exclusive work in the Gibbes Museum’s glass atrium, connecting the modern interior gallery space and the lush outdoor garden. Watch his progress, then catch his artist talk at the opening reception for the installation on Friday, March 24, at 6 p.m. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/military/student; $6 ages four-17; $35-$25 reception. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty


Event Date:
03/25/2017 - 7:00pm to 03/26/2017 - 2:00pm




Revisit a timeless tale of love and the triumph of good over evil at the Charlotte Ballet‘s depiction of Sleeping Beauty. This contemporary production of the classic tale features choreography by artistic director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux set to Tchaikovsky’s original score, as well as stunning sets and costumes. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm. $55.50-$18. (843)724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.com

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Our Mother’s Brief Affair

Our Mother’s Brief Affair


Event Date:
03/09/2017 - 7:30pm to 04/01/2017 - 7:30pm




Randy Neale directs Our Mother’s Brief Affair, starring PURE Theatre‘s Cynthia Barnett, Erin Wilson, David Mandel, and Mark Landis. Exploring the impact of indiscretions on a person‘s life, this witty and insightful production—written by Richard Greenberg—presents the story of a dying mother and her children as they learn of the scandalous affair she claims to have had. In addition to 12 regular showings, the theater holds two “pay what you will” performances March 9 and 15 and a post-show talkback March 16. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm. $32-$25. (843)723-4444,www.puretheatre.org

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”Focus in”

”Focus in”


Event Date:
03/10/2017 - 10:00am to 03/31/2017 - 10:00am




See what Greg Hart, Kate Long Stevenson, and Alan Jackson—all members of Charleston‘s rapidly expanding contemporary art scene—are up to in this exciting George Gallery exhibit. While the trio differs in terms of artistic style, they each speak with an authentic voice, expressing their modern vision within the frame of a historic environment. Chat with the artists at an opening reception on Friday, March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m., and head to the George Gallery throughout the month to delve into the exhibit. George Gallery, 50 Bogart St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

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Kids Manners Classes at Hazel Parker Playground

Kids Manners Classes at Hazel Parker Playground


Event Date:
03/14/2017 - 3:30pm to 04/04/2017 - 3:30pm




Macaroni & Please is an educational program designed to introduce children and students to the basic principles of good manners. Using fun and interactive activities, the class aims to strengthen social and emotional learning with a focus on self-presentation, self-control, empathy, forgiveness, gratitude and dining etiquette. Ages 5-9 are welcome. Hazel Park Playground, 70 East Bay Street. Tuesdays, March 14th-April 4th, 3:30-4:30, $65. murphysmanners.com

 

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Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse

Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse


Event Date:
03/16/2017 - 10:00am to 04/16/2017 - 10:00am




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

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

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Charleston antiques show

Charleston antiques show


Event Date:
03/17/2017 - 6:00pm to 03/19/2017 - 2:00pm




Attend Historic Charleston Foundation‘s Antiques Show for a unique glimpse into the world of design. Whether you‘re a seasoned collector or just getting your feet wet, you‘re sure to enjoy the many happenings that take place over the three-day event. Peruse the swanky items with a fancy cocktail at the opening night preview party or get an expert-led behind-the-scenes tour of the show floor. Don‘t miss the Intimate Talks with Design in Mind series, featuring some of the country’s most renowned interior designers: Tom Scheerer, Timothy Whealon, Alex Papachristidis, and Mark D. Sikes. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Times & prices vary. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker


Event Date:
03/17/2017 - 7:30pm to 04/02/2017 - 3:00pm




Charleston Stage presents The Miracle Worker, an inspiring and extraordinary tale of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. Set in 1880, this play recounts the true story of the difficulties that Keller faced growing up blind and deaf, as well as Sullivan’s miraculous instruction that allowed the child to receive an education. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $64-$26. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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Brick Fest Live!

Brick Fest Live!


Event Date:
03/18/2017 - 9:00am to 03/19/2017 - 6:00pm




The largest fan-created LEGO event in North America comes to the Charleston area. Brick Fest Live! allows families to enjoy mind‐blowing creations from all over the world made entirely of LEGOS—the timeless toy. Prepare to be amazed by life-sized models of cities that come to life. Race your own LEGO derby car down a 35-foot-long timed track, enjoy a mini golf course, shop new and vintage sets from many merchants, or make friends in the video game arena. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday & Sunday, 9am-6pm. $47-$22. 1-866-442-4433, www.events.brickfestlive.com

 
 
The Official Charleston Day of Puppetry

The Official Charleston Day of Puppetry


Event Date: 03/21/2017 - 6:00pm




The Charleston Guild of Puppeteers and the City of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenberg are proud to announce that Tuesday March 21 is officially the area's Day of Puppetry, coinciding with World Puppet Day. To officiate the holiday, a proclamation event takes place that morning at 9 am. On this day, people of the Charleston area are encouraged to use the art of puppetry in any constructive way whether it be for education, therapy, or conversation. Following the proclamation, the Charleston Guild of Puppeteers perform at the Dart Library at 10:30 am. That night, a puppet party is held at 593 King Street at 6 pm accompanied by puppet performances including "Little Red Riding Hood" and the Rock and Roll Puppet Band. Read Brothers, 593 King St. Tuesday, 6pm. Free. (843)754-2123

 
 
Book Signing and Photography Exhibition by Andrew Feiler

Book Signing and Photography Exhibition by Andrew Feiler


Event Date: 03/23/2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm




Andrew Feiler's photographs are featured in Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color, The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College, a collection of 60 images alongside essays that invite readers to think in new ways about the troubled status of historically black colleges and universities, specifically Atlanta's Morris Brown College. Fabulon Art Gallery, 1017 Wappoo Rd. Thursday, 5-8pm. Free. 

 
Women Entrepreneurs' Social - “Balancing Act”

Women Entrepreneurs' Social - “Balancing Act”


Event Date: 03/23/2017 - 6:30pm




This event is for hard-working women entrepreneurs wishing to meet and mingle with like-minded, passionate, purpose-driven people. The evening begins with a happy hour of light appetizers, drinks, and mingling followed by an exciting chat with Hilary Johnson, Hatch Tribe founder, and Gervase Kolmos, Shiny Happy Human founder. These passionate businesswomen share their secrets to finding a balance between work, life, and everything in between. Launch Pad, 174 Meeting St., Suite 200. Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm, $25.

 
Spring Harvest Interactive Dinner

Spring Harvest Interactive Dinner


Event Date: 03/23/2017 - 6:30pm




Join Mercantil and Mash for a Spring Harvest Intercative Dinner with a three-course meal, wine pairings, and cooking lessons from chef Tim Morton. Mercantile and Mash, 701 E Bay Street. Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm. $95. (843)793-2636. mercandmash.com

 

 
Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Oxygen Ball

Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Oxygen Ball


Event Date: 03/24/2017 - 6:30pm




Dancing with the Stars meets the Lowcountry at this always-anticipated fete where local celebrities, professional dancers, and competition alumni will compete for their chance at the coveted "Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Champion." The event, which is black-tie optional, will also feature a gourmet plated dinner, live and silent auctions, and a special alumni dance exhibition. Former competitor and fan favorite Elizabeth Colbert-Busch will be present as master of ceremonies. 

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street. Friday, 6:30-11:00pm. $250. (843)556-8451, www.charlestonoxygenball.com 

 
Charleston Walk for Water

Charleston Walk for Water


Event Date: 03/25/2017 - 9:00am




Some 1.8 billion people around the world live without access to safe water—a travesty, and one Water Mission is working hard to assuage. Learn more about the locally based nonprofit’s efforts to bring sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to communities around the globe in Giving Back. And on this spring Saturday, join in the annual three-mile-long march that raises funds for their work. Brittlebank Park, 185 Lockwood Dr. Saturday, 9am. $20; $15 ages 16-22; free for child under 16. www.charlestonwalk.org

 
Charleston Park Conservancy Community Party

Charleston Park Conservancy Community Party


Event Date: 03/25/2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm




The Charleston Parks Conservancy is hosting a Birthday Bash and Community Party in honor of its ten-year anniversary. Come out to Colonial Lake to celebrate with an afternoon of entertainment from DJ Scooby, food trucks, and a Bark Angel canine costume contest. Plus, commemorate the planting of a new large live oak tree at Colonial Lake to replace a large tree lost during Hurricane Matthew. Other event activities include painting for kids with Cookies & Canvas, games, and seed planting, and guests can take a horticultural tour around Colonial Lake or watch the Charleston Model Yacht Club race sailboats. Colonial Lake, 46-54 Ashley Ave. Saturday, 11am-1pm. Free. (843)723-5003, charlestonparksconservancy.org

 
Hope on Goat

Hope on Goat


Event Date: 03/25/2017 - 2:00pm




Oyster roasts might be a dime a dozen this time of year in the Lowcountry, but this bivalve bonanza is unlike any other! Bring your own beer and hop on board the ferry for a short journey to Goat Island, where Americana band Bourbon & Mead and bluegrass group Southern Flavor await. All proceeds go toward North Charleston’s Fresh Future Farm, a nonprofit that addresses food, health, economic, and environmental concerns. Goat Island Gatherings, 4113 Buccaneer Rd., Isle of Palms. Saturday, 2-6pm. $55; $20 ages three-12; free for children under three. WWW.freshfuturefarm.org

 
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Pet Fest

Pet Fest


Event Date:
03/18/2017 - 10:00am to 03/19/2017 - 10:00am




Leash up your four-legged friend and head to Pet Fest to see demonstrations such as the K9s in Flight Frisbee show and enter your furry pal in contests for skills like ”Best Sit.” While your canine enjoys the festivities, grab yourself a cold beer and groove to the sounds of musical guests Dave Landeo and Return of the Mac. Charleston Animal Society is also onsite with adoptable animals. Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Pkwy., Mount Pleasant. Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm. $8; free for child under 13/Gold Pass holder. (843)795-4386, WWW.ccprc.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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”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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”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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Free Personal Finance Seminar

Free Personal Finance Seminar


Event Date:
03/01/2017 - 6:00pm to 04/26/2017 - 6:00pm




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

 

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"We the People"

"We the People"


Event Date:
03/04/2017 - 10:00am to 03/30/2017 - 6:00pm




Artists from across the nation have come together to promote messages of peace and harmony by illustrated their feelings, concerns, and hope in an effort to speak out against racism. Join the artists and help them spread their message at the "We the People" opening reception on March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m., featuring live drumming and refreshments. Check out the exhibit anytime between March 4 and March 30. Fabulon Center for Art & Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd., West Ashley. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)566-3383, fabulonart.com
 

 
Flowertown Festival

Flowertown Festival


Event Date:
03/31/2017 - 9:00am to 04/02/2017 - 9:00am




One of the largest arts and crafts events in the Southeast, the Flowertown Festival hosts thousands of attendees each year. The blooming flora sets a beautiful backdrop to this weekend-long affair that welcomes more than 200 artists from across the nation. A farmers market sets up on Saturday and Sunday with delicious food and live music to entertain festivalgoers. Bring the kids along for a mini carnival and child-friendly crafts. Azalea Park, 106 W. 5th S St., Summerville. Friday & Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday, 9am-4pm. Free. (843)871-9622, www.flowertownfestival.org

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Our Mother’s Brief Affair

Our Mother’s Brief Affair


Event Date:
03/09/2017 - 7:30pm to 04/01/2017 - 7:30pm




Randy Neale directs Our Mother’s Brief Affair, starring PURE Theatre‘s Cynthia Barnett, Erin Wilson, David Mandel, and Mark Landis. Exploring the impact of indiscretions on a person‘s life, this witty and insightful production—written by Richard Greenberg—presents the story of a dying mother and her children as they learn of the scandalous affair she claims to have had. In addition to 12 regular showings, the theater holds two “pay what you will” performances March 9 and 15 and a post-show talkback March 16. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm. $32-$25. (843)723-4444,www.puretheatre.org

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”Focus in”

”Focus in”


Event Date:
03/10/2017 - 10:00am to 03/31/2017 - 10:00am




See what Greg Hart, Kate Long Stevenson, and Alan Jackson—all members of Charleston‘s rapidly expanding contemporary art scene—are up to in this exciting George Gallery exhibit. While the trio differs in terms of artistic style, they each speak with an authentic voice, expressing their modern vision within the frame of a historic environment. Chat with the artists at an opening reception on Friday, March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m., and head to the George Gallery throughout the month to delve into the exhibit. George Gallery, 50 Bogart St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

 
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Kids Manners Classes at Hazel Parker Playground

Kids Manners Classes at Hazel Parker Playground


Event Date:
03/14/2017 - 3:30pm to 04/04/2017 - 3:30pm




Macaroni & Please is an educational program designed to introduce children and students to the basic principles of good manners. Using fun and interactive activities, the class aims to strengthen social and emotional learning with a focus on self-presentation, self-control, empathy, forgiveness, gratitude and dining etiquette. Ages 5-9 are welcome. Hazel Park Playground, 70 East Bay Street. Tuesdays, March 14th-April 4th, 3:30-4:30, $65. murphysmanners.com

 

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Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse

Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse


Event Date:
03/16/2017 - 10:00am to 04/16/2017 - 10:00am




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

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

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The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker


Event Date:
03/17/2017 - 7:30pm to 04/02/2017 - 3:00pm




Charleston Stage presents The Miracle Worker, an inspiring and extraordinary tale of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. Set in 1880, this play recounts the true story of the difficulties that Keller faced growing up blind and deaf, as well as Sullivan’s miraculous instruction that allowed the child to receive an education. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $64-$26. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty


Event Date:
03/25/2017 - 7:00pm to 03/26/2017 - 2:00pm




Revisit a timeless tale of love and the triumph of good over evil at the Charlotte Ballet‘s depiction of Sleeping Beauty. This contemporary production of the classic tale features choreography by artistic director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux set to Tchaikovsky’s original score, as well as stunning sets and costumes. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm. $55.50-$18. (843)724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.com

 
Need to Breathe Golf Classic

Need to Breathe Golf Classic


Event Date: 03/27/2017 - 9:00am




Christian rock band Needtobreathe teams up with the Commonwealth Cares Foundation to create a day of golf, music, and giving. After spending the morning on Daniel Island‘s lush course, participants dress to the nines for a star-studded concert and VIP after-party. Proceeds benefit One World Health, a nonprofit that works to provide healthcare to communities in need throughout East Africa and Central America. Daniel Island Golf Club, 600 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island. Monday, 9am. $625; $2,500 team. www.commonwealthcares.org

 
Morgan Creek Grill Beer Dinner

Morgan Creek Grill Beer Dinner


Event Date: 03/27/2017 - 6:00pm




Morgan Creek Grill and Freehouse Brewing Co. team up for a beer dinner. This six-course meal features Southern favorites paired with craft beer selections. Morgan Creek Grill, 80 41st Ave, Isle of Palms. Monday, 6pm. $55. (843)886-8980, morgancreekgrill.com

 
 
 
Breaking Down Plastic

Breaking Down Plastic


Event Date: 03/30/2017 - 8:00am




The South Carolina Aquarium teams up with the 5 Gyres Institute and the Lonely Whale Foundation to host a one-day conference on the issue of plastic pollution. Delve deep into the study of conservation with talks from experts in the field including Dr. Marcus Eriksen, cofounder and director of research at the 5 Gyres Institute, and David Katz, founder and CEO of The Plastic Bank. Panelists, including well-known environmental activist and Entourage actor Adrian Grenier, offer multiple perspectives on methods to combat this growing environmental issue. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Thursday, 8am-5pm. $95 full day; $65 aquarium pass holder; $45 half day; $10 student. (843)577-3474, www.plastic.scaquarium.org

 
Speaker Series: Webb Hubbell

Speaker Series: Webb Hubbell


Event Date: 03/30/2017 - 6:00pm




Webb Hubbell discusses the release of his third thriller, A Game of Inches. The story follows Jack Patterson, a DC attorney, as he tackles the NFL, fantasy sports, and the power of information in the nation's capital. Hubbell is the former Mayor of Little Rock, Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, and Associate Attorney General of the United States—appointed by Bill Clinton. He combines this intricate government knoewledge with his experience in the NFL to create an intriguing read. Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Thursday, 6pm. Free. (843)723-9912, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org 

 

 

 
Lighthouse Gala

Lighthouse Gala


Event Date: 03/30/2017 - 6:00pm




Thanks to the Save the Light Foundation, the Morris Island Lighthouse has remained a well-loved Folly Beach landmark. Celebrate the nonprofit‘s achievement and help keep the circa-1876 structure in working order at the annual Save the Light Gala. Proceeds will fund the next several stages of preservation. Tides Folly Beach, 1 Center St., Folly Beach. Thursday, 6-9pm. $65. (843)633-0099, www.savethelight.org

 
"Young Contemporaries"

"Young Contemporaries"


Event Date:
03/31/2017 - 11:00am to 04/29/2017 - 11:00am




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

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Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Weeki Wachee Mermaids


Event Date:
03/31/2017 - 6:00pm to 04/15/2017 - 6:00pm




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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

03/30/2017 - 8:00am

The South Carolina Aquarium teams up with the 5 Gyres Institute and the Lonely Whale Foundation to host a one-day conference on the issue of plastic pollution. Delve deep into the study of conservation with talks from experts in the field including Dr. Marcus Eriksen, cofounder and director of research at the 5 Gyres Institute, and David Katz, founder and CEO of The Plastic Bank. Panelists, including well-known environmental activist and Entourage actor Adrian Grenier, offer multiple perspectives on methods to combat this growing environmental issue. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Thursday, 8am-5pm. $95 full day; $65 aquarium pass holder; $45 half day; $10 student. (843)577-3474, www.plastic.scaquarium.org

03/30/2017 - 6:00pm

Thanks to the Save the Light Foundation, the Morris Island Lighthouse has remained a well-loved Folly Beach landmark. Celebrate the nonprofit‘s achievement and help keep the circa-1876 structure in working order at the annual Save the Light Gala. Proceeds will fund the next several stages of preservation. Tides Folly Beach, 1 Center St., Folly Beach. Thursday, 6-9pm. $65. (843)633-0099, www.savethelight.org

03/30/2017 - 6:00pm

Webb Hubbell discusses the release of his third thriller, A Game of Inches. The story follows Jack Patterson, a DC attorney, as he tackles the NFL, fantasy sports, and the power of information in the nation's capital. Hubbell is the former Mayor of Little Rock, Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, and Associate Attorney General of the United States—appointed by Bill Clinton. He combines this intricate government knoewledge with his experience in the NFL to create an intriguing read. Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Thursday, 6pm. Free. (843)723-9912, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org 

 

 

03/31/2017 - 9:00am to 04/02/2017 - 9:00am

One of the largest arts and crafts events in the Southeast, the Flowertown Festival hosts thousands of attendees each year. The blooming flora sets a beautiful backdrop to this weekend-long affair that welcomes more than 200 artists from across the nation. A farmers market sets up on Saturday and Sunday with delicious food and live music to entertain festivalgoers. Bring the kids along for a mini carnival and child-friendly crafts. Azalea Park, 106 W. 5th S St., Summerville. Friday & Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday, 9am-4pm. Free. (843)871-9622, www.flowertownfestival.org

03/31/2017 - 11:00am to 04/29/2017 - 11:00am

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

03/31/2017 - 6:00pm to 04/15/2017 - 6:00pm

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

04/01/2017 - 9:00am to 04/09/2017 - 9:00am

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

04/01/2017 - 9:15am to 04/22/2017 - 9:15am

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

04/01/2017 - 11:00am

Following the Cooper River Bridge Run, head to O-Ku for an afterparty with sushi, sake, and Bloody Marys. O-Ku, 463 King Street. Saturday, 11am. Prices vary. (843)737-0112. o-kusushi.com.

04/01/2017 - 2:00pm to 04/23/2017 - 2:00pm

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