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"Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum"

"Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum"


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 9:00am to 01/04/2015 - 5:00pm




Historical banners—ranging from the iconic to the never-before-exhibited—are the stars of this show, which illustrates how flag design has evolved over the years. The collection includes pieces from the early 1800s to the late 20th century. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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Holiday Festival of Lights

Holiday Festival of Lights


Event Date: 11/14/2014 - 5:30pm to 01/02/2015 - 10:00pm




With more than 700 displays and two million lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights illuminates James Island County Park, bringing cheer throughout the season. Adding even more holly jolly fun are homemade gingerbread houses, treats from Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, an impressive 50-ton sand sculpture, and gift shops. For an exclusive preview, participate in the Festival of Lights Fun Run and Walk on November 12 at 6:30 p.m. in a noncompetitive two-mile journey through the light displays. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Sunday-Thursday, 5:30-10pm; Friday & Saturday, 5:30-11pm. $15 per vehicle. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Caw Caw Bird Walk

Caw Caw Bird Walk


Event Date: 01/03/2015 - 8:30am to 01/31/2015 - 8:30am




Embark on a guided expedition through Caw Caw and observe a seasonal mix of the 250 species of birds that have been identified on the property. The trails stretch across more than six miles of cypress swamps and are host to butterflies, alligators, and other creatures. Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Hwy., Ravenel. Wednesday & Saturday, 8:30-11:30am. $5; free for member. (843)889-8898, www.ccprc.com

 

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"Favorite Things"

"Favorite Things"


Event Date: 12/05/2014 - 5:30pm to 01/11/2015 - 8:30pm




From wall art and sculptures to inventive teapots and vibrant bowls, this Cone 10 Studios exhibit includes clay pieces by some 30 member artists. Shop and snack on refreshments by Celia’s of Charleston during the opening shindig on December 5 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
 Cone 10 Studios, 1080 Morrison Dr. Daily, call for hours. Free. cone10studios.com

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Our Landscapes

Our Landscapes


Event Date: 12/07/2014 - 9:00am to 01/15/2015 - 5:00pm




Calling all photography lovers! Jericho Arts presents a new exhibition of contemporary photography by Chloe Hope Gilstrap, Thomas McCorkle, Jonathan Stout, Jessica Stocker, and Kate Wichlinski in Our Landscapes. These five vastly different photographers present pieces in both black and white and color. Stop by for a special opening reception on December 7 at 4 p.m. Jericho Arts, 815 Savannah Hwy., Suite 101, Avondale. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)212-8482www.artsjericho.com

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Boone Hall Plantation Christmas

Boone Hall Plantation Christmas


Event Date: 12/08/2014 - 9:00am to 01/01/2015 - 5:00pm




This month, visit Boone Hall to enjoy stunning Christmas decorations all over the property. Each year, America’s most photographed plantation displays its holiday cheer by placing Christmas trees in every room, adorning them with ornaments made from natural, local materials, including sweetgrass, cotton, berries, and magnolia tree leaves—many of which are grown on the grounds. Boone Hall Plantation,1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday,12-5pm. $20; $18 senior; $10 ages six-12. (843)884-4371, www.boonehallplantation.com

 
"Radiant Geometries”

"Radiant Geometries”


Event Date: 01/02/2015 - 9:00am to 01/31/2015 - 9:00am




Wielding rubber stamp monotypes and a T-square, artist Carl Gombert explores improvisatorial repetition in his latest exhibition. The results are stunning ink drawings of mandalas and quilt-inspired designs, created with harmony and balance in mind. While the artist is known for his work in portraiture, “Radiant Geometries” leaves you feeling a little more Zen. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

 

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“from whence, to which”

“from whence, to which”


Event Date: 12/19/2014 - 10:00am to 01/31/2015 - 10:00am




Redux Contemporary Art Center presents an exhibition from Atlanta native Danielle Wyckoff, whose art often involves large-scale installations inspired by love stories she has heard over the years. For her Charleston exhibit, she plays with light, shadows, and three-dimensional objects to create an immersive experience. Redux Contemporary Art Center,136 Saint Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 

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“Paris to St. Petersburg”

“Paris to St. Petersburg”


Event Date: 12/19/2014 - 10:00am to 01/30/2015 - 10:00am




Lauded Russian couple Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets present stunning new landscapes and still-life works inspired by their recent travels across Europe. The Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery describes their work as “a romance on canvas that will incite warmth in the coldest of seasons.” Come see why the Titovets’ paintings are sought out for public and private collections all over the world. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

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First Day Hike: History Trail

First Day Hike: History Trail


Event Date: 01/01/2015 - 10:00am




During this guided, family-friendly trek, learn how our ecosystems have changed since 1670, the year that English settlers founded what would become the Carolina colony. Today, the site is known as Charles Towne Landing and, in addition to wandering the 80 acres of gardens, guests are welcome to explore The Adventure, Charleston’s only 17th-century replica sailing ship. Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Thursday, 10-11am. $10; $6.50 South Carolina senior; $6 ages six-15; free for child under six. (843)852-4200, www.southcarolinaparks.com

 

 
Kiawah Island New Year's Day 5K

Kiawah Island New Year's Day 5K


Event Date: 01/01/2015 - 11:00am




This inaugural 5K on Kiawah Island’s beach gives folks a chance to hit the ground running in 2015. All participants in this free event are entered in a raffle for Kiawah Resort gift cards, Kiawah nature center merchandise, and gift certificates for activities on the island including kayaking, archery, and more. Afterwards, the polar bear plunge offers an opportunity for a post-race cool off. Sanctuary Beach, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Thursday, 11am. Free. (843)768-6001, www.kiawahresort.com

 

 
Folly Beach’s New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge

Folly Beach’s New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge


Event Date: 01/01/2015 - 12:00pm




Every year, thousands undergo this frigid baptism on Folly Beach. If last year’s event is any indication, you can expect it to get wild. Filled up with cocktails, attendees showed off their Bill Murray best for a look-alike contest sponsored by The Folly Beach Association of Business. Tides Hotel, 1 Center St., Folly Beach. Thursday, time TBD. Free. (843)588-6464, www.visitfolly.com

 

 
Dunleavy's Polar Bear Plunge

Dunleavy's Polar Bear Plunge


Event Date: 01/01/2015 - 2:00pm




Get your new year off to an invigorating start by taking part in the 20th annual dip into the Atlantic hosted by Dunleavy’s Pub. Last year, thousands of creatively costumed individuals, families, and teams took the plunge. Whether you’re getting wet or just observing those who do, come out and support a great cause. Participants are encouraged to create a fundraising page, and on-site donations are welcome, all to benefit Special Olympics South Carolina. Dunleavy’s Pub, 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. Thursday, 2pm. Free. (843)883-9646, www.dunleavyspubpolarplunge.com

 

 
Alexandra Roberts Exhibition

Alexandra Roberts Exhibition


Event Date: 01/02/2015 - 9:00am to 01/31/2015 - 9:00am




It is one thing to do; another entirely to teach. Mixed-media artist Alexandra Roberts excels at both, helping her earn the prestigious title of the City of North Charleston’s Artist-in-Residence. A graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Roberts has dedicated her life to outreach through art. With a similar mission in mind, the North Charleston City Gallery offers her exhibition to the public.  Drop by to chat with Roberts and enjoy a free public reception in her honor on January 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

 

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Pay-What-You-Can Weekend

Pay-What-You-Can Weekend


Event Date: 01/03/2015 - 9:00am to 01/04/2015 - 6:30pm




The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will be kicking off the New Year with their 4th annual “Pay-What-You-Can” weekend created to give back to the community that supports the museum throughout the year. Throughout the first weekend of 2015, guests will be able to name their own admission prices to the historic USS Yorktown, USS Laffey, USS Clamagore, the Medal of Honor Museum, and the new Vietnam Experience exhibit. Guests will also be able to name their parking prices. As always, military in uniform and children under six are free. Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. Saturday & Sunday, 9am-6:30pm. Free. (843)881-5984, www.patriotspoint.org

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Bulldog Breakaway New Year’s 5K

Bulldog Breakaway New Year’s 5K


Event Date: 01/03/2015 - 8:00am




Resolve to run more? Join in this certified 5K, which includes a lap around The Citadel’s campus, another around Hampton Park, and then a final stretch back around The Citadel. The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St. Saturday, 8am. $25-$15. (843)708-9618, www.sites.google.com/site/breakawayracing

 

 
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"Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum"

"Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum"


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 9:00am to 01/04/2015 - 5:00pm




Historical banners—ranging from the iconic to the never-before-exhibited—are the stars of this show, which illustrates how flag design has evolved over the years. The collection includes pieces from the early 1800s to the late 20th century. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 
 
Citrus Celebration

Citrus Celebration


Event Date: 01/06/2015 (All day) to 02/28/2015 (All day)




The folks at Limehouse Produce are looking to brighten up winter dishes in Charleston’s best bars and restaurants with seasonal citrus fruits. Check out the full list of participating spots and their offerings at www.limehouseproduce.com, or find your own chefspiration with recipes like Kelly Kleisner’s Lemon Meringue Cake and Slightly North of Broad’s Spicy Blood Orange Margarita. Patrons can vote for their favorite concoction through February 22. Locations vary. (843)556-3400, www.limehouseproduce.com

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"Favorite Things"

"Favorite Things"


Event Date: 12/05/2014 - 5:30pm to 01/11/2015 - 8:30pm




From wall art and sculptures to inventive teapots and vibrant bowls, this Cone 10 Studios exhibit includes clay pieces by some 30 member artists. Shop and snack on refreshments by Celia’s of Charleston during the opening shindig on December 5 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
 Cone 10 Studios, 1080 Morrison Dr. Daily, call for hours. Free. cone10studios.com

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Our Landscapes

Our Landscapes


Event Date: 12/07/2014 - 9:00am to 01/15/2015 - 5:00pm




Calling all photography lovers! Jericho Arts presents a new exhibition of contemporary photography by Chloe Hope Gilstrap, Thomas McCorkle, Jonathan Stout, Jessica Stocker, and Kate Wichlinski in Our Landscapes. These five vastly different photographers present pieces in both black and white and color. Stop by for a special opening reception on December 7 at 4 p.m. Jericho Arts, 815 Savannah Hwy., Suite 101, Avondale. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)212-8482www.artsjericho.com

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“from whence, to which”

“from whence, to which”


Event Date: 12/19/2014 - 10:00am to 01/31/2015 - 10:00am




Redux Contemporary Art Center presents an exhibition from Atlanta native Danielle Wyckoff, whose art often involves large-scale installations inspired by love stories she has heard over the years. For her Charleston exhibit, she plays with light, shadows, and three-dimensional objects to create an immersive experience. Redux Contemporary Art Center,136 Saint Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 

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“Paris to St. Petersburg”

“Paris to St. Petersburg”


Event Date: 12/19/2014 - 10:00am to 01/30/2015 - 10:00am




Lauded Russian couple Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets present stunning new landscapes and still-life works inspired by their recent travels across Europe. The Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery describes their work as “a romance on canvas that will incite warmth in the coldest of seasons.” Come see why the Titovets’ paintings are sought out for public and private collections all over the world. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

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"Radiant Geometries”

"Radiant Geometries”


Event Date: 01/02/2015 - 9:00am to 01/31/2015 - 9:00am




Wielding rubber stamp monotypes and a T-square, artist Carl Gombert explores improvisatorial repetition in his latest exhibition. The results are stunning ink drawings of mandalas and quilt-inspired designs, created with harmony and balance in mind. While the artist is known for his work in portraiture, “Radiant Geometries” leaves you feeling a little more Zen. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

 

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Alexandra Roberts Exhibition

Alexandra Roberts Exhibition


Event Date: 01/02/2015 - 9:00am to 01/31/2015 - 9:00am




It is one thing to do; another entirely to teach. Mixed-media artist Alexandra Roberts excels at both, helping her earn the prestigious title of the City of North Charleston’s Artist-in-Residence. A graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Roberts has dedicated her life to outreach through art. With a similar mission in mind, the North Charleston City Gallery offers her exhibition to the public.  Drop by to chat with Roberts and enjoy a free public reception in her honor on January 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

 

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Caw Caw Bird Walk

Caw Caw Bird Walk


Event Date: 01/03/2015 - 8:30am to 01/31/2015 - 8:30am




Embark on a guided expedition through Caw Caw and observe a seasonal mix of the 250 species of birds that have been identified on the property. The trails stretch across more than six miles of cypress swamps and are host to butterflies, alligators, and other creatures. Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Hwy., Ravenel. Wednesday & Saturday, 8:30-11:30am. $5; free for member. (843)889-8898, www.ccprc.com

 

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Pay-What-You-Can Weekend

Pay-What-You-Can Weekend


Event Date: 01/03/2015 - 9:00am to 01/04/2015 - 6:30pm




The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will be kicking off the New Year with their 4th annual “Pay-What-You-Can” weekend created to give back to the community that supports the museum throughout the year. Throughout the first weekend of 2015, guests will be able to name their own admission prices to the historic USS Yorktown, USS Laffey, USS Clamagore, the Medal of Honor Museum, and the new Vietnam Experience exhibit. Guests will also be able to name their parking prices. As always, military in uniform and children under six are free. Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. Saturday & Sunday, 9am-6:30pm. Free. (843)881-5984, www.patriotspoint.org

 
 
 
Kid Tours: Snow in Charleston

Kid Tours: Snow in Charleston


Event Date: 01/07/2015 - 3:30pm




This tour examines an event that is quite rare—snow in Charleston. Partake in craft activities that are sure to leave your teeth chattering, including playing with snow and making snow globes. Afterwards, families are invited to explore the rest of the museum. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Wednesday, 3:30pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three/member. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 
It's Time to Bring Back Charlie

It's Time to Bring Back Charlie


Event Date: 01/08/2015 - 7:30pm to 01/18/2015 - 3:00pm




When a theater director becomes frustrated with his lead actress, he summons a dead playwright to straighten her out. Expectedly, things go south, but not quite so far south as New York to here. The South of Broadway Theatre Company proudly presents “It’s Time to Bring Back Charlie,” a new comedy by local playwright Erin Danly that is sure to have you laughing in your seat. South of Broadway Theatre Company, 1080 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. Thursday-Sunday, times vary. $20. (843)745-0317, www.southofbroadway.com

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A Swinging Christmas

A Swinging Christmas


Event Date: 01/04/2015 - 12:15pm




34 West Theater Company presents this upbeat comedy play that pairs catchy tunes with the narrative of a man trying to make it home for Christmas. Settle into this intimate venue, select from a special holiday menu of libations and snacks, and watch a cold night snowed in at the Mountaintop Lodge quickly warm up. 34 West Theater Co., 200 Meeting St. Days & times vary. $25. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org

 
JASMINE SAXOPHONE QUARTET

JASMINE SAXOPHONE QUARTET


Event Date: 01/04/2015 - 5:00pm




The Jazz Artists of Charleston present the Jasmine Saxophone quartet, a newly formed ensemble performing original arrangements that blend improvisational elements with composed musical form. Based in Charleston, the group’s inaugural project features a selection of tunes from George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward and Ira Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess for a fresh take on the classic American folk opera. The Charleston Jazz House, 93 Spring St. Suite A. Sunday, 5pm. $10. (843)641-0011, www.charlestonjazz.com

 
Small Business Luncheon with Jimmy Huggins

Small Business Luncheon with Jimmy Huggins


Event Date: 01/08/2015 - 11:30am




SEWE is the first major event of the year in Charleston, drawing over 40,000 visitors to the Lowcountry. As a small business owner, it’s important to know how to capitalize on all of the newcomers with disposable income to spare. Jimmy Huggins, CEO and President of SEWE, offers his words of advice on making the most of the three-day event. Halls Chophouse, 434 King Street. Thursday, 11:30am. $29. 1-800-838-3006, www.sewe.com

 
Kansas

Kansas


Event Date: 01/08/2015 - 7:01pm




Known for hit songs including “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” this acclaimed classic rock group began as a garage band in Topeka, Kansas; released its debut album in 1974; and has since produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album, and a gold single. Last year, coinciding with the celebration of its 40th anniversary, the band was inducted to both the Kansas Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 7pm doors; 8pm show. $49; $46 advance. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
 
Charlie Post Classic

Charlie Post Classic


Event Date: 01/10/2015 - 8:30am




Snatch your shoes and start training for the Charleston Running Club’s 32nd annual 15K and 5K races. Situated on a certified course on Sullivan’s Island, the race honors the memory of Dr. Charlie Post, a dedicated family physician and varsity sports team doctor at the College of Charleston who was an avid runner and member of the club. Proceeds benefit the Charlie Post Endowment Scholarship fund at the College of Charleston. Sullivan’s Island Fire Department, 2050 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. Saturday, 8:30am. $35; $25 member. (843)810-8277, www.charlestonrunningclub.com

 

 
PAT CONROY AT THE ANNUAL AUTHOR’S EVENT

PAT CONROY AT THE ANNUAL AUTHOR’S EVENT


Event Date: 01/10/2015 - 12:00pm




As part of the weekend-long Pat Conroy Experience at Wild Dunes, the 9th Annual Author’s Event supports literacy and education while being highly entertaining. Pat Conroy will headline this charity fundraiser with his wife, Cassandra King and guest speaker Alex Sanders. Conroy has authored many best sellers, including The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini and Beach Music. Also on the docket for the charity fundraiser: cocktail hour, silent auction, panel discussion, and a book signing. Wild Dunes, 5757 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms. Saturday, 4pm. $259 per night. (843)886-2159, www.wilddunes.com

 
Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade


Event Date: 01/10/2015 - 2:00pm




“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Nearly a half-century after his passing, these words, first spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., still ring true. This January, take steps to honor the great Civil Rights movement leader as well as those who carry on his legacy. The parade begins at the corner of Gaynor Street and East Montague Avenue and features local youth groups, high school bands, and Mayor Riley. Come out and celebrate with the community on this national holiday. Gaynor Ave., North Charleston. Saturday, 2pm. Free. (843)740-2538, www.northcharleston.org

 
Medal of Honor Bowl

Medal of Honor Bowl


Event Date: 01/10/2015 - 2:30pm




Televised nationally for the first time, this year’s Medal of Honor Bowl pits top NFL draft hopefuls in a post-season all-star game led by Willie Jeffries (former head coach of South Carolina State) and Chan Gailey (former head coach of The Buffalo Bills). The competition tops off a week-long roster of events honoring our nation’s armed forces and offering opportunities to meet and greet future NFL stars. A major portion of bowl proceeds benefit the National Medal of Honor Museum and the Wounded Warrior Project. Johnson Hagood Stadium, 68 Hagood Ave. Saturday, 2:30pm kick-off. $175-$10. (843)814-1776,
www.mohbowl.com

 
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"Favorite Things"

"Favorite Things"


Event Date: 12/05/2014 - 5:30pm to 01/11/2015 - 8:30pm




From wall art and sculptures to inventive teapots and vibrant bowls, this Cone 10 Studios exhibit includes clay pieces by some 30 member artists. Shop and snack on refreshments by Celia’s of Charleston during the opening shindig on December 5 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
 Cone 10 Studios, 1080 Morrison Dr. Daily, call for hours. Free. cone10studios.com

 
“Fashion Flashback, 1920s-1960s: Five Decades of Style That Changed America”

“Fashion Flashback, 1920s-1960s: Five Decades of Style That Changed America”


Event Date: 01/12/2015 (All day) to 05/10/2015 (All day)




From Chanel suits and mini-skirts to “Repeal the 18th Amendment” ties and Egyptian Revival accessories, explore the decades through men’s and women’s dress at The Charleston Museum’s dazzling new exhibition. Flaunt your own vintage frocks at the opening reception—6 to 8 p.m. on January 15—or procure something from the Cavortress team, on hand to deck you out. Tickets are $35 for non-members and $25 for members. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1pm-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 

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Our Landscapes

Our Landscapes


Event Date: 12/07/2014 - 9:00am to 01/15/2015 - 5:00pm




Calling all photography lovers! Jericho Arts presents a new exhibition of contemporary photography by Chloe Hope Gilstrap, Thomas McCorkle, Jonathan Stout, Jessica Stocker, and Kate Wichlinski in Our Landscapes. These five vastly different photographers present pieces in both black and white and color. Stop by for a special opening reception on December 7 at 4 p.m. Jericho Arts, 815 Savannah Hwy., Suite 101, Avondale. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)212-8482www.artsjericho.com

 
Charleston Marathon, Run, & Bike Ride

Charleston Marathon, Run, & Bike Ride


Event Date: 01/16/2015 - 12:00pm to 01/17/2015 - 12:00pm




Get moving during these weekend-long festivities that begin on Friday with a Health and Fitness Expo and Packet-Pickup. On Saturday, runners take their marks in the marathon and half-marathon that weave from downtown to North Charleston. Want to take it easy? Sign up for the Shrimp and Grits 5K looping through Park Circle. Then, on Sunday, enjoy a 20-, 40-, or 60-mile bike ride through Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, the Old Village, and more. All proceeds benefit the R. Keith and Deborah C. Summey Youth Endowment for the Arts. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 300-7500, www.charlestonmarathon.com

 

 

 
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“from whence, to which”

“from whence, to which”


Event Date: 12/19/2014 - 10:00am to 01/31/2015 - 10:00am




Redux Contemporary Art Center presents an exhibition from Atlanta native Danielle Wyckoff, whose art often involves large-scale installations inspired by love stories she has heard over the years. For her Charleston exhibit, she plays with light, shadows, and three-dimensional objects to create an immersive experience. Redux Contemporary Art Center,136 Saint Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 

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“Paris to St. Petersburg”

“Paris to St. Petersburg”


Event Date: 12/19/2014 - 10:00am to 01/30/2015 - 10:00am




Lauded Russian couple Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets present stunning new landscapes and still-life works inspired by their recent travels across Europe. The Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery describes their work as “a romance on canvas that will incite warmth in the coldest of seasons.” Come see why the Titovets’ paintings are sought out for public and private collections all over the world. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

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"Radiant Geometries”

"Radiant Geometries”


Event Date: 01/02/2015 - 9:00am to 01/31/2015 - 9:00am




Wielding rubber stamp monotypes and a T-square, artist Carl Gombert explores improvisatorial repetition in his latest exhibition. The results are stunning ink drawings of mandalas and quilt-inspired designs, created with harmony and balance in mind. While the artist is known for his work in portraiture, “Radiant Geometries” leaves you feeling a little more Zen. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

 

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Alexandra Roberts Exhibition

Alexandra Roberts Exhibition


Event Date: 01/02/2015 - 9:00am to 01/31/2015 - 9:00am




It is one thing to do; another entirely to teach. Mixed-media artist Alexandra Roberts excels at both, helping her earn the prestigious title of the City of North Charleston’s Artist-in-Residence. A graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Roberts has dedicated her life to outreach through art. With a similar mission in mind, the North Charleston City Gallery offers her exhibition to the public.  Drop by to chat with Roberts and enjoy a free public reception in her honor on January 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

 

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Caw Caw Bird Walk

Caw Caw Bird Walk


Event Date: 01/03/2015 - 8:30am to 01/31/2015 - 8:30am




Embark on a guided expedition through Caw Caw and observe a seasonal mix of the 250 species of birds that have been identified on the property. The trails stretch across more than six miles of cypress swamps and are host to butterflies, alligators, and other creatures. Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Hwy., Ravenel. Wednesday & Saturday, 8:30-11:30am. $5; free for member. (843)889-8898, www.ccprc.com

 

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Citrus Celebration

Citrus Celebration


Event Date: 01/06/2015 (All day) to 02/28/2015 (All day)




The folks at Limehouse Produce are looking to brighten up winter dishes in Charleston’s best bars and restaurants with seasonal citrus fruits. Check out the full list of participating spots and their offerings at www.limehouseproduce.com, or find your own chefspiration with recipes like Kelly Kleisner’s Lemon Meringue Cake and Slightly North of Broad’s Spicy Blood Orange Margarita. Patrons can vote for their favorite concoction through February 22. Locations vary. (843)556-3400, www.limehouseproduce.com

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It's Time to Bring Back Charlie

It's Time to Bring Back Charlie


Event Date: 01/08/2015 - 7:30pm to 01/18/2015 - 3:00pm




When a theater director becomes frustrated with his lead actress, he summons a dead playwright to straighten her out. Expectedly, things go south, but not quite so far south as New York to here. The South of Broadway Theatre Company proudly presents “It’s Time to Bring Back Charlie,” a new comedy by local playwright Erin Danly that is sure to have you laughing in your seat. South of Broadway Theatre Company, 1080 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. Thursday-Sunday, times vary. $20. (843)745-0317, www.southofbroadway.com

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Juried Art Show

Juried Art Show


Event Date: 01/12/2015 - 10:00am to 01/25/2015 - 10:00am




Artists abound at the Wells Gallery’s annual juried show, which features an array of works from 43 Kiawah and Seabrook islanders. Stop by the opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on January 16 for the chance to mingle with these talented local creatives. Wells Gallery, The Sanctuary Resort at Kiawah, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., John’s Island. Monday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)576-1290, www.wellsgallery.com

 

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National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition


Event Date: 01/12/2015 - 12:00pm




If you haven’t seen the outdoor sculptures flanking North Charleston’s Riverfront Park, you’re missing out. Installed last May, the contemporary exhibition features 11 larger-than-life works submitted by artists across the nation. Take in the view while strolling along the park’s 10 acres of walking trails, or stay for the afternoon and take advantage of the numerous play areas and picnic sites. North Charleston Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. Daily. Free. (843)740-5854, www.northcharlestonartsfest.com

 
Flashdance

Flashdance


Event Date: 01/13/2015 - 6:30pm to 01/14/2015 - 6:30pm




Enjoy incredible dance moves as you watch the uplifting journey of Alex Owens, a steel mill welder who moonlights as a bar dancer and dreams of making it as a professional performer. Adapted from the hit film, this musical—produced by NETworks Presentations—features popular songs such as “What a Feeling” and “Maniac,” as well as 16 brand-new tunes written exclusively for the show. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Tuesday & Wednesday, 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show. $62-$32. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 

 
 
 
Mad Science Saturday: Super Structures

Mad Science Saturday: Super Structures


Event Date: 01/17/2015 - 10:00am




For a day, children can experience the life of an engineer as they evaluate shapes for strength, discover whether a paper column can withstand The Charleston Museum’s “Column Collapser” device, and construct their own structure from scratch. Afterwards, guests are free to explore the rest of the museum. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Wednesday, 10am-noon. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three/member. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 

 
Canine Cuisine

Canine Cuisine


Event Date: 01/17/2015 - 11:00am




Kennel Cakes and Peanut Butter Bones may sound like delicious human snacks, but in this cooking class they’re what’s on the menu for our canine friends. Learn how to make homemade treats for your furry family members and leave with some samples for them to try – they’ll love you so much, they’ll never ruin your carpet again. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 11am. $40. (843) 416-1240, www.southernseason.com

 
Winter Cocktail Class

Winter Cocktail Class


Event Date: 01/17/2015 - 12:00pm




Ready to practice your bartending skills? The Cocktail Club hosts a step-by-step class specifically geared toward creating wintry drinks that are sure to warm you up this January. Impress your friends with libations crafted from whiskey, hot buttered rum, and more! The Cocktail Club, 479 King St. Saturday, noon. $25, (843)724-9411, www.thecocktailclubcharleston.com

 
1965: A MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., REFLECTION TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE

1965: A MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., REFLECTION TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE


Event Date: 01/17/2015 - 3:00pm




Travel back in time to 1965, the pivotal year of the civil rights movement when key changes took place throughout our country. From Dr. King to John F. Kennedy’s civil rights movement, to the landmark Voting Rights Act which granted anyone 21 years and older the right to vote no matter the color of their skin, you are guaranteed to be moved by this tribute to Dr. King’s legacy through music, imagery, and narration. Cathedral of Praise, 3790 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston. Saturday, 3pm & 7pm. Free. (919)923-2791, www.charlestonspiritual.com

 
Shovels & Rope

Shovels & Rope


Event Date: 01/17/2015 - 7:00pm




Charleston darlings Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent continue to enthrall us. Their latest album, Swimmin’ Time, features “ragged but right” Americana melodies studded with both sentimentality and bite. This winter, the pair—who’ve played at major music festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza—returns to their Lowcountry home for a one-night-only performance. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 7pm doors; 8pm show. $30-$25. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 
 
Charleston Comedy Festival

Charleston Comedy Festival


Event Date: 01/14/2015 - 12:00pm to 01/16/2015 - 12:00pm




This year, Theatre 99 is bringing in some heavy hitters for its annual fest. Hannibal Buress (shown above), who you may have caught on Comedy Central, kicks things off at the Sottile Theatre on January 14. The 16th delivers Doug Benson, the creator of comedy show The Marijuana-Logues and documentaries Super High Me and The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled. And John Mulaney, a former Saturday Night Live writer who now stars in FOX comedy Mulaney, closes the fest on the 17th. As usual, loads more comedy shows will also be taking place around town. Locations, times, & prices vary. www.charlestoncomedyfestival.com
 

 
 
Prevent Childhood Bullying

Prevent Childhood Bullying


Event Date: 01/15/2015 - 7:00pm




In an effort to create a safer, more harmonious school environment, Ashley Hall will host nationally recognized writer and educator Susan Porter to speak on childhood bullying. Porter’s book, Bully Nation: Why America’s Approach to Childhood Aggression is Bad for Everyone is considered to be “the most important book ever published on school bullying.” Get the facts about this serious issue and order your copy of Bully Nation through the Amazon Smile program—Ashley Hall. Davies Auditorium, Ashley Hall, 172 Rutledge Ave. Thursday, 7pm. Free. (843)722-4088, www.ashleyhall.org

 
Four Year Strong

Four Year Strong


Event Date: 01/15/2015 - 7:30pm




Four Year Strong has been called everything from easycore to beardcore, but if there’s one thing we’re sure of, it’s that their music rocks fans to the core. The band has shared the stage with Blink-182 and All Time Low and has graced frequent music festivals such as the Warped Tour with their energetic pop punk. The line-up for the night also includes Expire, Handguns, Heart to Heart, and Canadian hardcore punk band, Comeback Kid. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Thursday, 7:30pm show; 7pm doors. $18-$16. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com

 
Mount Pleasant Recreation Department: School’s Out Days

Mount Pleasant Recreation Department: School’s Out Days


Event Date: 01/16/2015 - 9:00am




Children ages six to 12 create art, interact with music and movement, and enjoy other fun activities during this Charleston County School District teacher workday. Bagged lunch is required, and registration deadline is one week prior to the event. G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 9am-4pm. $90; $60 resident. (843)849-2061, www.comeonovermp.com

 

 
Family Fun Night: Park West Pool

Family Fun Night: Park West Pool


Event Date: 01/16/2015 - 6:30pm




Just because it’s January doesn’t mean you can’t go swimming! Bring the whole family or just a few friends to Park West’s heated indoor pool for a relaxing and fun night out. Floats and water toys are welcome. Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park West Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 6:30-8pm. Free. (843)856-2536, www.comeonovermp.com

 

 
CMA Jazz on Main

CMA Jazz on Main


Event Date: 01/16/2015 - 7:30pm




The famous swinging Noel Freidline Trio, named for their renowned bandleader, appears with special guest saxophonist Doug Henry to perform compositions from three of the most definitive pianists in jazz history. Vocally driven and characterized by sophisticated, yet playful arrangements, the Trio presents an evening of music made famous by Ahmad Jamal, Oscar Peterson and George Shearing, jazz legends whose unique styles have gone on to heavily influence countless musicians. Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St., Columbia. Friday, 7:30pm. $35-$5. (803)799-2810, www.columbiamuseum.org

 
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“from whence, to which”

“from whence, to which”


Event Date: 12/19/2014 - 10:00am to 01/31/2015 - 10:00am




Redux Contemporary Art Center presents an exhibition from Atlanta native Danielle Wyckoff, whose art often involves large-scale installations inspired by love stories she has heard over the years. For her Charleston exhibit, she plays with light, shadows, and three-dimensional objects to create an immersive experience. Redux Contemporary Art Center,136 Saint Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 

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“Paris to St. Petersburg”

“Paris to St. Petersburg”


Event Date: 12/19/2014 - 10:00am to 01/30/2015 - 10:00am




Lauded Russian couple Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets present stunning new landscapes and still-life works inspired by their recent travels across Europe. The Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery describes their work as “a romance on canvas that will incite warmth in the coldest of seasons.” Come see why the Titovets’ paintings are sought out for public and private collections all over the world. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

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"Radiant Geometries”

"Radiant Geometries”


Event Date: 01/02/2015 - 9:00am to 01/31/2015 - 9:00am




Wielding rubber stamp monotypes and a T-square, artist Carl Gombert explores improvisatorial repetition in his latest exhibition. The results are stunning ink drawings of mandalas and quilt-inspired designs, created with harmony and balance in mind. While the artist is known for his work in portraiture, “Radiant Geometries” leaves you feeling a little more Zen. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

 

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Alexandra Roberts Exhibition

Alexandra Roberts Exhibition


Event Date: 01/02/2015 - 9:00am to 01/31/2015 - 9:00am




It is one thing to do; another entirely to teach. Mixed-media artist Alexandra Roberts excels at both, helping her earn the prestigious title of the City of North Charleston’s Artist-in-Residence. A graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Roberts has dedicated her life to outreach through art. With a similar mission in mind, the North Charleston City Gallery offers her exhibition to the public.  Drop by to chat with Roberts and enjoy a free public reception in her honor on January 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

 

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Caw Caw Bird Walk

Caw Caw Bird Walk


Event Date: 01/03/2015 - 8:30am to 01/31/2015 - 8:30am




Embark on a guided expedition through Caw Caw and observe a seasonal mix of the 250 species of birds that have been identified on the property. The trails stretch across more than six miles of cypress swamps and are host to butterflies, alligators, and other creatures. Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Hwy., Ravenel. Wednesday & Saturday, 8:30-11:30am. $5; free for member. (843)889-8898, www.ccprc.com

 

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Citrus Celebration

Citrus Celebration


Event Date: 01/06/2015 (All day) to 02/28/2015 (All day)




The folks at Limehouse Produce are looking to brighten up winter dishes in Charleston’s best bars and restaurants with seasonal citrus fruits. Check out the full list of participating spots and their offerings at www.limehouseproduce.com, or find your own chefspiration with recipes like Kelly Kleisner’s Lemon Meringue Cake and Slightly North of Broad’s Spicy Blood Orange Margarita. Patrons can vote for their favorite concoction through February 22. Locations vary. (843)556-3400, www.limehouseproduce.com

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It's Time to Bring Back Charlie

It's Time to Bring Back Charlie


Event Date: 01/08/2015 - 7:30pm to 01/18/2015 - 3:00pm




When a theater director becomes frustrated with his lead actress, he summons a dead playwright to straighten her out. Expectedly, things go south, but not quite so far south as New York to here. The South of Broadway Theatre Company proudly presents “It’s Time to Bring Back Charlie,” a new comedy by local playwright Erin Danly that is sure to have you laughing in your seat. South of Broadway Theatre Company, 1080 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. Thursday-Sunday, times vary. $20. (843)745-0317, www.southofbroadway.com

 
 
Free Days at the Columbia Museum of Art

Free Days at the Columbia Museum of Art


Event Date: 01/20/2015 - 11:00am to 01/30/2015 - 5:00pm




For 10 full days, the Columbia Museum of Art is offering free admission. Check out diverse and exciting exhibitions, including "ArtBreak: The Nature of Art with Naturalist Rudy Mancke," "Columbia Now: Four Photographers Show Us Our City," and "Into the Umbra: USC Photography's 2015 Review Prize Show." Catch a cake decorating demonstration from author and dessert-designer Caitlin Freeman, or get a sneak peek from curator Victoria Cooke as she discusses two exhibitions of African-American art premiering at the CMA in the spring of 2016. Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, Columbia. Tues.-Fri 11am-5pm; Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 12pm-5pm. Free. (803)799-2810, www.columbiamuseum.org

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“Fashion Flashback, 1920s-1960s: Five Decades of Style That Changed America”

“Fashion Flashback, 1920s-1960s: Five Decades of Style That Changed America”


Event Date: 01/12/2015 (All day) to 05/10/2015 (All day)




From Chanel suits and mini-skirts to “Repeal the 18th Amendment” ties and Egyptian Revival accessories, explore the decades through men’s and women’s dress at The Charleston Museum’s dazzling new exhibition. Flaunt your own vintage frocks at the opening reception—6 to 8 p.m. on January 15—or procure something from the Cavortress team, on hand to deck you out. Tickets are $35 for non-members and $25 for members. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1pm-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 

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Juried Art Show

Juried Art Show


Event Date: 01/12/2015 - 10:00am to 01/25/2015 - 10:00am




Artists abound at the Wells Gallery’s annual juried show, which features an array of works from 43 Kiawah and Seabrook islanders. Stop by the opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on January 16 for the chance to mingle with these talented local creatives. Wells Gallery, The Sanctuary Resort at Kiawah, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., John’s Island. Monday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)576-1290, www.wellsgallery.com

 

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Downtown House Concerts

Downtown House Concerts


Event Date: 01/18/2015 - 2:59pm to 01/19/2015 - 7:00pm




Enjoy an intimate evening of classical music at a gorgeous, historical venue. Chamber Music Charleston musicians perform Haydn’s String Quartet No. 5 in F Major and Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 in D Major. Meet the instrumentalists and mingle with other attendees at a reception following the concert. Reservations are required. The Palmer Home, 5 E. Battery & The Edmondston-Alston House, 21 E. Battery. Sunday, 3pm; Monday, 7:30pm. $50. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.com

 

 
Free Days at the Columbia Museum of Art

Free Days at the Columbia Museum of Art


Event Date: 01/20/2015 - 11:00am to 01/30/2015 - 5:00pm




If you’ve never experienced the diverse and exciting exhibitions at the Columbia Museum of Art, now is the time to go. For ten full days, the museum is offering free admission to its collections and exhibitions, including ArtBreak: The Nature of Art with Naturalist Rudy Mancke, Columbia Now: Four Photographers Show Us Our City, and Into the Umbra: USC Photography's 2015 Review Prize Show. Catch a cake decorating demonstration from author and dessert-designer Caitlin Freeman, or get a sneak peek from curator Victoria Cooke as she discusses two exhibitions of African-American art premiering at the CMA in the spring of 2016. Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, Columbia. Tuesday-Friday, regular museum hours. Free. (803)799-2810, www.columbiamuseum.org

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Charleston Marathon Bike Ride

Charleston Marathon Bike Ride


Event Date: 01/18/2015 - 12:00pm




Hop on that bicycle and enjoy a leisurely ride around town. From Sullivan’s Island to the Old Village to downtown, beautiful water views and historical sights abound throughout the 20-, 40-, and 60-mile routes. Rest stops provide homemade snacks, such as pound cake, pimiento cheese, chocolate treats, and more. All proceeds benefit the R. Keith and Deborah C. Summey Youth Endowment for the Arts. Mamie Whitesides Elementary School, 1565 Rifle Range Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, times vary. $45-40. (843)300-7500, www.charlestonmarathon.com

 

 
South Carolina Stingrays Kid's Day: Frozen

South Carolina Stingrays Kid's Day: Frozen


Event Date: 01/18/2015 - 3:00pm




Come dressed as your favorite character to this Frozen-themed night for a chance to win prizes. During the game, listen for your favorite songs from the movie soundtrack and participate in various activities and crafts sponsored by The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Be sure to bring your ice skates for a Frozen-inspired post-game skate with the Stingrays players. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Sunday, 3:05pm. $24-$8; $5 child. (843)744-2248, www.stingrayshockey.com

 
A Path Appears

A Path Appears


Event Date: 01/18/2015 - 4:00pm




Based on human rights advocate Nicholas Kristof’s new book, A Path Appears exposes gender inequality around the globe and explores potential solutions. Join the Park Circle Film Society for a sneak preview of the heartbreaking documentary, which airs on PBS this spring. A panel discussion following the film connects audience members with additional resources and opportunities. Olde Village Community Bldg., 4820 Jenkins Ave., North Charleston. Sunday, 4pm. Free. (843)628-5534, www.parkcirclefilms.org

 
 
Chucktown Chow: The Fat Hen

Chucktown Chow: The Fat Hen


Event Date: 01/20/2015 - 6:00pm




Charleston residents are the ultimate brunch connoisseurs, so it’s a pretty big deal that The Fat Hen is considered a Sunday morning favorite. Learn some of the techniques and recipes that helped Chef Fred Neuville establish his Johns Island restaurant as a go-to spot, using locally sourced ingredients to make Southern classics. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Tuesday, 6pm. $40. (843) 416-1240, www.southernseason.com

 
Noir

Noir


Event Date: 01/20/2015 - 6:00pm




Don a blindfold and dine in the dark for this unique fundraiser at Grill 225, which includes cocktails, a live auction, and a three-course banquet. Benefitting The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Charleston, proceeds support programs like Focus on Adults, which provides free eye exams and eyewear to Charleston tri-county residents, and assistive technology iPad classes, designed to teach independent living skills to the visually impaired. Grill 225, Market Pavilion Hotel, 225 East Bay St. Tuesday, 6-10pm. $175 couple; $100 single. (843)723-6915, www.abvisc.org

 

 
Ashley Hall Writers' Series features Will Schutt

Ashley Hall Writers' Series features Will Schutt


Event Date: 01/21/2015 - 7:00pm




As part of the 2015 Writers’ Series, poet Will Schutt will read from his debut collection of work, Westerly. Recently selected as the winner of the 2013 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, the poems explore a vast emotional geography and its pleasures and pains. Coupled with Schutt’s own voice are elegant translations of works by some of Italy’s most prominent 19th and 20th century poets. Sottile-Thompson Recital Hall at Ashley Hall, 172 Rutledge Ave. Wednesday, 7pm. Free. (843)722-4088, www.ashleyhall.org

 
“Live from Hometeam” Concert Series

“Live from Hometeam” Concert Series


Event Date: 01/21/2015 - 11:00pm




Grab some wings and a seat near the stage at Home Team BBQ as the Sullivan’s Island hangout hosts a concert series to record the new live album from local band Gaslight Street. Longtime friends of Home Team, singer-guitarist Campbell Brown and company will play four live sessions as they record previously released originals, select cover songs, and jam with special guests. Home Team BBQ, 2209 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. Wednesday, 11pm. Free. (843)883-3131, www.hometeambbq.com

 
Preserving Memories Workshop

Preserving Memories Workshop


Event Date: 01/22/2015 - 9:00am to 01/24/2015 - 5:00pm




For anyone out there that has ever said, “I should write a book about my life,” this is the event for you. Come learn how to preserve memories through technology at a groundbreaking, three-day workshop led by the internationally acclaimed Center for Digital Storytelling. Seminar topics include script writing, image preparation, voiceover recording, and story editing. Space is limited; visit the Charleston County Public Library website before December 31 to find out how to apply. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Thursday-Saturday, 9am. Free. (843)805-6930, ccpl.org

 
International Jazz Festival

International Jazz Festival


Event Date: 01/22/2015 - 12:00pm to 01/25/2015 - 3:00pm




Snap your fingers and tap your toes--the inaugural Charleston International Jazz Festival is here for one weekend of fabulous playing. The Jazz Artists of Charleston kicks off the festivities with The Downbeat, an invite-only New Year celebration at The American Theater, and the bebop continues with more than 15 smooth performances. Locations vary. Thursday-Sunday, times vary. $145 weekend pass; $40-$10 individual events. (843)641-0011, www.chsjazzfest.com

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Hen Yun

Hen Yun


Event Date: 01/22/2015 - 7:30pm




Featuring some of the world’s most lauded classically trained dancers and musicians, this unique company combines ancient legends and modern heroic tales to take audiences on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. The internationally recognized nonprofit group travels for six months every year, with performances in some 20 countries and 100 cities designed to revive and share unique Chinese traditions. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday, 7:30pm. $121-

 
The Charleston Boat Show

The Charleston Boat Show


Event Date: 01/23/2015 - 12:00pm to 01/25/2015 - 12:00pm




Join other nautical lovers for a sprawling exhibition of powerboats including everything from skiffs and cruisers to yachts and ski boats. While you check out the incredible deals on the brand-new boats for sale, your kids can play in bouncy houses, get their faces painted, or cast a line with the Department of Natural Resources’ fishing simulator. Afterwards, brush up on your skills with coastal fishing presentations from local captains. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, noon-6pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. $9; $5 military; $4 ages four-12; free for child under four. (843)529-5011, www.thecharlestonboatshow.com

 

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Taste of Folly

Taste of Folly


Event Date: 01/23/2015 - 7:00pm to 01/24/2015 - 5:00pm




The laid-back beach vibe of the “Edge of America” gets a shot of competitive spirit at this year’s Taste of Folly. The two-day festival kicks off with a cocktail "mix off" pitting local bartenders against each other in the 3rd Annual Signature Cocktail Series at the Tides Hotel. Toothsome tournaments continue on Saturday with the Folly Street Festival featuring the "Server-lympics," hot dog eating contest, chili cook-off, and silent auction, along with live music from One Kool Blow and Bottom Feeder. A portion of proceeds from the weekend's events will benefit Surfers Healing, a local organization that takes children with autism surfing. Folly Beach, locations vary. Friday, 7pm-10pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm. Prices vary. www.visitfolly.com

 

 

 
Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables


Event Date: 01/23/2015 - 7:30pm to 01/25/2015 - 11:00am




Charleston Stage brings Lucy Maude Montgomery’s beloved 1908 tale to life in this moving production suited to the whole family. Follow along as orphan Anne Shirley navigates life with her new parents, Matthew and Marilla, who’d intended to adopt a boy to aid with farm work at their Prince Edward Island home. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $22.50. (843) 577-7183, charlestonstage.com

 

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“Pat Potter: Patterns of Place”

“Pat Potter: Patterns of Place”


Event Date: 01/23/2015 - 11:00am




A magical celebration of natural beauty awaits at the Halsey in this exhibition featuring 3-D works that artist Pat Potter calls “Isomorphic Map Tables.” Each introduces viewers to “hidden treasures” within natural areas of Potter’s home state of Alabama. For example, Booger Hollow: A Microcosm (shown in the detail shot above) “begins at my tree house studio and follows contours of the land and a wet weather stream deep into the forest to springs and waterfalls,” she notes on her website. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (843) 953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

 

 
Chef's Tasting Dinner

Chef's Tasting Dinner


Event Date: 01/23/2015 - 7:00pm




Get a taste of Básico executive chef Bryan Cates’ simple style at the monthly multi-course Chef’s Tasting Dinner. With menu selections such as citrumello-cured fish, grilled duck breast with braised burdock root, and key lime pie with fresh eucalyptus sorbet, you're sure to leave refreshed. Básico, 4399 McCarthy St., North Charleston. Friday evening. $45; $35 Mixson Bath & Racquet Club Members. (843)471-1670, www.basicombrc.com

 
Vantastic Community & Food Fundraiser

Vantastic Community & Food Fundraiser


Event Date: 01/24/2015 - 12:00pm




Fresh Future Farm is in need of some transportation, so they’ve whipped up this fabulous foodie fundraiser for support. Sample Gullah cuisine by expert chef Benjamin Dennis, including a full roasted hog, Lowcountry sides like collard greens and sweet potato bread, and vegetarian options while enjoying live music and karaoke. The hope is that with enough donations, Fresh Future Farm will be able to buy a van to shuttle customers and goods to and from their urban farm and retail store. Holy City Brewing, 4155 Dorchester Rd. Suite C, North Charleston. Saturday, noon. $8 suggested donation. www.freshfuturefarm.org

 
Follywood Oyster Roast

Follywood Oyster Roast


Event Date: 01/24/2015 - 3:30pm




In its sixth year, this shindig attracts visitors from across the East Coast to partake in bivalves and beer, a classic Lowcountry combination. While filling your bellies, catch Daryl Hance Power Trio, The Piedmont Boys and The Travelin’ Kine on the main stage for some swamp rock and alt country. Between sets, peruse art vendors and try your hand at corn hole or beer pong. Brick House Kitchen, 1575 Folly Rd. Saturday, 3:30pm. $15-$12. (843)406-4655, www.brickhousecharleston.com

 
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“from whence, to which”

“from whence, to which”


Event Date: 12/19/2014 - 10:00am to 01/31/2015 - 10:00am




Redux Contemporary Art Center presents an exhibition from Atlanta native Danielle Wyckoff, whose art often involves large-scale installations inspired by love stories she has heard over the years. For her Charleston exhibit, she plays with light, shadows, and three-dimensional objects to create an immersive experience. Redux Contemporary Art Center,136 Saint Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 

 
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“Paris to St. Petersburg”

“Paris to St. Petersburg”


Event Date: 12/19/2014 - 10:00am to 01/30/2015 - 10:00am




Lauded Russian couple Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets present stunning new landscapes and still-life works inspired by their recent travels across Europe. The Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery describes their work as “a romance on canvas that will incite warmth in the coldest of seasons.” Come see why the Titovets’ paintings are sought out for public and private collections all over the world. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

 
Battle of Charleston

Battle of Charleston


Event Date: 01/31/2015 - 12:00pm to 02/01/2015 - 12:00pm




For a weekend of historical and educational fun, head to Legare Farms, a nearly 300-year-old plantation on the Stono River. Watch as re-enactors present a living military timeline of Charleston history, from pirates to the wars of the 20th century, all building up to a reenactment of the 1864 Battle of Charleston. The event also features an “Iron-Chef” style cooking competition on Saturday afternoon and a special gathering honoring WWII veterans on Sunday. Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Rd., John’s Island. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $10; $5 ages five-12; free for child under five. (843)559-0788, www.battleofchas.com

 

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"Radiant Geometries”

"Radiant Geometries”


Event Date: 01/02/2015 - 9:00am to 01/31/2015 - 9:00am




Wielding rubber stamp monotypes and a T-square, artist Carl Gombert explores improvisatorial repetition in his latest exhibition. The results are stunning ink drawings of mandalas and quilt-inspired designs, created with harmony and balance in mind. While the artist is known for his work in portraiture, “Radiant Geometries” leaves you feeling a little more Zen. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

 

 
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Alexandra Roberts Exhibition

Alexandra Roberts Exhibition


Event Date: 01/02/2015 - 9:00am to 01/31/2015 - 9:00am




It is one thing to do; another entirely to teach. Mixed-media artist Alexandra Roberts excels at both, helping her earn the prestigious title of the City of North Charleston’s Artist-in-Residence. A graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Roberts has dedicated her life to outreach through art. With a similar mission in mind, the North Charleston City Gallery offers her exhibition to the public.  Drop by to chat with Roberts and enjoy a free public reception in her honor on January 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

 

 
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Caw Caw Bird Walk

Caw Caw Bird Walk


Event Date: 01/03/2015 - 8:30am to 01/31/2015 - 8:30am




Embark on a guided expedition through Caw Caw and observe a seasonal mix of the 250 species of birds that have been identified on the property. The trails stretch across more than six miles of cypress swamps and are host to butterflies, alligators, and other creatures. Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Hwy., Ravenel. Wednesday & Saturday, 8:30-11:30am. $5; free for member. (843)889-8898, www.ccprc.com

 

 
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Citrus Celebration

Citrus Celebration


Event Date: 01/06/2015 (All day) to 02/28/2015 (All day)




The folks at Limehouse Produce are looking to brighten up winter dishes in Charleston’s best bars and restaurants with seasonal citrus fruits. Check out the full list of participating spots and their offerings at www.limehouseproduce.com, or find your own chefspiration with recipes like Kelly Kleisner’s Lemon Meringue Cake and Slightly North of Broad’s Spicy Blood Orange Margarita. Patrons can vote for their favorite concoction through February 22. Locations vary. (843)556-3400, www.limehouseproduce.com

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“Fashion Flashback, 1920s-1960s: Five Decades of Style That Changed America”

“Fashion Flashback, 1920s-1960s: Five Decades of Style That Changed America”


Event Date: 01/12/2015 (All day) to 05/10/2015 (All day)




From Chanel suits and mini-skirts to “Repeal the 18th Amendment” ties and Egyptian Revival accessories, explore the decades through men’s and women’s dress at The Charleston Museum’s dazzling new exhibition. Flaunt your own vintage frocks at the opening reception—6 to 8 p.m. on January 15—or procure something from the Cavortress team, on hand to deck you out. Tickets are $35 for non-members and $25 for members. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1pm-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 

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Juried Art Show

Juried Art Show


Event Date: 01/12/2015 - 10:00am to 01/25/2015 - 10:00am




Artists abound at the Wells Gallery’s annual juried show, which features an array of works from 43 Kiawah and Seabrook islanders. Stop by the opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on January 16 for the chance to mingle with these talented local creatives. Wells Gallery, The Sanctuary Resort at Kiawah, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., John’s Island. Monday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)576-1290, www.wellsgallery.com

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Chase After a Cure Gala: An Evening in Paris

Chase After a Cure Gala: An Evening in Paris


Event Date: 01/31/2015 - 7:00pm




Dreaming of Paris but don’t have the time to get away? Experience the City of Light at the annual Chase After a Cure Gala, which helps fund local research for the treatment of childhood cancer. With an open bar, fare from Wasabi Charleston and The Granary, live and silent auctions, and a knockout performance from former American Idol contestant Quiana Parler, the evening is sure to impress. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Saturday, 7pm. $125. (843)991-1689, www.chaseafteracuregala.com

 
Ms. Rose's Comedy Hour

Ms. Rose's Comedy Hour


Event Date: 01/31/2015 - 8:00pm




Southern-fried eats and locally sourced laughs are the highlights of this evening at Ms. Rose’s. Hosted by well-traveled comedian Moey Conway, the night begins with Charleston Improvables member and radio personality Drew Howard followed by veteran Charleston comic Brian T. Shirley. Be sure to reserve seats ahead of time; this West Ashley diner is sure to fill up quick. Ms. Rose’s Fine Food and Cocktails, 1090 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, West Ashley. Saturday, 8pm. $10. (843)766-0223, www.msroses.com 

 
Groundhog Day Concert

Groundhog Day Concert


Event Date: 01/31/2015 - 8:00pm




The Charleston Music Hall and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art present an intimate evening showcasing Charleston’s finest locally and nationally recognized musical acts. Don't miss performances from The Opposite of a Train, Owen Beverly, Rachel Kate Gillon, Michael Flynn, as well as a special cameo from Mr. Bonetangles and his puppeteer Will Schutze. VIP tickets include a hand-printed poster designed by Gil Shuler and an invitation to an onstage after party with the musicians. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 8pm. $50-$15. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band


Event Date: 01/31/2015 - 9:00pm




Celebrate the King of Pop with this performance from the self-proclaimed longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band. The group has played sold-out shows in far-flung destinations (including the United Kingdom and China), and its members have shared the stage with artists such as The Backstreet Boys, Boyz II Men, and Pitbull. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Saturday, 9pm. $17-$15. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com

 

 
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Free Days at the Columbia Museum of Art

Free Days at the Columbia Museum of Art


Event Date: 01/20/2015 - 11:00am to 01/30/2015 - 5:00pm




For 10 full days, the Columbia Museum of Art is offering free admission. Check out diverse and exciting exhibitions, including "ArtBreak: The Nature of Art with Naturalist Rudy Mancke," "Columbia Now: Four Photographers Show Us Our City," and "Into the Umbra: USC Photography's 2015 Review Prize Show." Catch a cake decorating demonstration from author and dessert-designer Caitlin Freeman, or get a sneak peek from curator Victoria Cooke as she discusses two exhibitions of African-American art premiering at the CMA in the spring of 2016. Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, Columbia. Tues.-Fri 11am-5pm; Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 12pm-5pm. Free. (803)799-2810, www.columbiamuseum.org

 
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Free Days at the Columbia Museum of Art

Free Days at the Columbia Museum of Art


Event Date: 01/20/2015 - 11:00am to 01/30/2015 - 5:00pm




If you’ve never experienced the diverse and exciting exhibitions at the Columbia Museum of Art, now is the time to go. For ten full days, the museum is offering free admission to its collections and exhibitions, including ArtBreak: The Nature of Art with Naturalist Rudy Mancke, Columbia Now: Four Photographers Show Us Our City, and Into the Umbra: USC Photography's 2015 Review Prize Show. Catch a cake decorating demonstration from author and dessert-designer Caitlin Freeman, or get a sneak peek from curator Victoria Cooke as she discusses two exhibitions of African-American art premiering at the CMA in the spring of 2016. Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, Columbia. Tuesday-Friday, regular museum hours. Free. (803)799-2810, www.columbiamuseum.org

 
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International Jazz Festival

International Jazz Festival


Event Date: 01/22/2015 - 12:00pm to 01/25/2015 - 3:00pm




Snap your fingers and tap your toes--the inaugural Charleston International Jazz Festival is here for one weekend of fabulous playing. The Jazz Artists of Charleston kicks off the festivities with The Downbeat, an invite-only New Year celebration at The American Theater, and the bebop continues with more than 15 smooth performances. Locations vary. Thursday-Sunday, times vary. $145 weekend pass; $40-$10 individual events. (843)641-0011, www.chsjazzfest.com

 
 
 
Oak Steakhouse Anniversary Party

Oak Steakhouse Anniversary Party


Event Date: 01/28/2015 - 5:00pm




Since its opening in 2005, Oak Steakhouse has become one of the most recognizable fine dining establishments in Charleston. For its 10th anniversary, the Indigo Road restaurant welcomes guests to partake in complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cake, and a champagne toast to celebrate their achievement. Oak Steakhouse, 17 Broad St. Wednesday, 5pm. Free. (843) 722-4220, www.oaksteakhouserestaurant.com

 
The Art of Food Writing

The Art of Food Writing


Event Date: 01/28/2015 - 6:00pm




Elevate your foodie faculty in this class taught by Post and Courier food critic Hanna Raskin. The author of Yelp Help: How to Write Great Online Restaurant Reviews teaches how to tune into your senses while dining and channel your experience into writing fantastic reviews. Of course, the fantastic meal provided offers the perfect opportunity to put her tips to the test. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesday, 6pm. $35. (843)416-1240, www.southernseason.com

 
Talk Swap & Shop

Talk Swap & Shop


Event Date: 01/28/2015 - 6:05pm




It’s one thing to design using brand new materials; quite another to recycle vintage, damaged goods into fashion-forward It-pieces. Mary Norton, the mastermind behind Moo Roo Renew has an unmistakable flair for design—be it handbags, furniture, or home décor. At this one-time event, bring vintage Moo Roo bags to receive a $50 store credit and hear about Norton’s newest creations. A suggested donation to Chase After a Cure is encouraged. Moo Roo Renew, 439 King St., 2nd Floor. Wednesday, 6-9pm. Free. (843) 813-6139, www.mooroorenew.com

 
South Rail

South Rail


Event Date: 01/29/2015 - 10:00pm




Jay Byrd and Lara Supan combine their voices alongside drummer Ben Potok to create their brand of unique Americana rock. Their latest album Stars was created with the live show in mind, and their upcoming tour was planned with fans in mind, literally. The “Take the Wheel” tour is the first-ever crowd-funded and run tour – that means donations from fans made the tour happen, and they got to choose which cities the band visits. The Mill, 1026 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. Thursday, 10pm. Free. (843)225-2650, southrailband.com

 
 
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The Charleston Boat Show

The Charleston Boat Show


Event Date: 01/23/2015 - 12:00pm to 01/25/2015 - 12:00pm




Join other nautical lovers for a sprawling exhibition of powerboats including everything from skiffs and cruisers to yachts and ski boats. While you check out the incredible deals on the brand-new boats for sale, your kids can play in bouncy houses, get their faces painted, or cast a line with the Department of Natural Resources’ fishing simulator. Afterwards, brush up on your skills with coastal fishing presentations from local captains. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, noon-6pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. $9; $5 military; $4 ages four-12; free for child under four. (843)529-5011, www.thecharlestonboatshow.com

 

 
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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables


Event Date: 01/23/2015 - 7:30pm to 01/25/2015 - 11:00am




Charleston Stage brings Lucy Maude Montgomery’s beloved 1908 tale to life in this moving production suited to the whole family. Follow along as orphan Anne Shirley navigates life with her new parents, Matthew and Marilla, who’d intended to adopt a boy to aid with farm work at their Prince Edward Island home. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $22.50. (843) 577-7183, charlestonstage.com

 

 
Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Lowcountry Oyster Festival


Event Date: 01/25/2015 - 10:00am




The world’s largest oyster festival returns to Charleston for the 32nd time. Last year, in addition to gorging on the goodies of vendors and food trucks, seafood aficionados consumed an eye-popping 80,000 pounds of oysters. Don’t miss the fun oyster-eating and oyster-shucking contests. Best of all, a portion of the event’s proceeds are awarded to The Ronald McDonald House, Hospitality Heroes, The Hollings Cancer Center, and other local charities. Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 10am. $100 VIP; $25 door; $17.50 advance. (843)884-4371, www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com

 

 
OUR LADY OF MERCY FUNDRAISER

OUR LADY OF MERCY FUNDRAISER


Event Date: 01/25/2015 - 4:00pm




Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach hosts its 18th Annual Sharing Blessings Changing Lives Auction. The proceeds of a silent auction and cocktail hour followed by dinner will support the organization’s many services to reduce poverty, prevent homelessness, and increase wellness in the Lowcountry. Bid on international vacations, harbor cruises, fine art and jewelry, and tickets to music and sporting events, all helping to provide dental, prenatal, and other wellness services to over 1700 patients. Charleston Marriott Hotel, 170 N. Lockwood Blvd. Sunday, 4pm. $100. (843)559-4109, www.olmoutreach.org

 
Incontri Musicali

Incontri Musicali


Event Date: 01/25/2015 - 4:00pm




Italian for “musical encounters,” this chamber music performance is a Spoleto original making its American debut right here in Charleston. Formed in 2013, the Cordova Quartet joins soprano Katya Gruzglina to perform pieces by Shostakovich, Tavener, Rachmaninoff, and Beethoven. Sottile-Thompson Recital Hall, 172 Rutledge Ave. Sunday, 4pm. Free. (843)722-4088, www.incontrimusicali.com

 
Yonatan Gat (Monotonix)

Yonatan Gat (Monotonix)


Event Date: 01/25/2015 - 8:00pm




From Afrobeat grooves to surf and 20th century avant-garde, Yonatan Gat (Monotonix) and his band make punk rock flow like jazz. The guitar trio is known internationally for mixing styles within a single song with electrifying results. SPIN magazine raves about the show, which it describes as “kaleidoscopic, a cosmically minded and punk-grounded improvisational journey.” Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Rd. Sunday, 8pm. $7. (843)571-0775, www.charlestontinroof.com

 




UPCOMING EVENTS

01/31/2015 - 12:00pm to 02/01/2015 - 12:00pm

For a weekend of historical and educational fun, head to Legare Farms, a nearly 300-year-old plantation on the Stono River. Watch as re-enactors present a living military timeline of Charleston history, from pirates to the wars of the 20th century, all building up to a reenactment of the 1864 Battle of Charleston. The event also features an “Iron-Chef” style cooking competition on Saturday afternoon and a special gathering honoring WWII veterans on Sunday. Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Rd., John’s Island. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $10; $5 ages five-12; free for child under five. (843)559-0788, www.battleofchas.com

 

01/31/2015 - 7:00pm

Dreaming of Paris but don’t have the time to get away? Experience the City of Light at the annual Chase After a Cure Gala, which helps fund local research for the treatment of childhood cancer. With an open bar, fare from Wasabi Charleston and The Granary, live and silent auctions, and a knockout performance from former American Idol contestant Quiana Parler, the evening is sure to impress. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Saturday, 7pm. $125. (843)991-1689, www.chaseafteracuregala.com

01/31/2015 - 8:00pm

The Charleston Music Hall and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art present an intimate evening showcasing Charleston’s finest locally and nationally recognized musical acts. Don't miss performances from The Opposite of a Train, Owen Beverly, Rachel Kate Gillon, Michael Flynn, as well as a special cameo from Mr. Bonetangles and his puppeteer Will Schutze. VIP tickets include a hand-printed poster designed by Gil Shuler and an invitation to an onstage after party with the musicians. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 8pm. $50-$15. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

01/31/2015 - 8:00pm

Southern-fried eats and locally sourced laughs are the highlights of this evening at Ms. Rose’s. Hosted by well-traveled comedian Moey Conway, the night begins with Charleston Improvables member and radio personality Drew Howard followed by veteran Charleston comic Brian T. Shirley. Be sure to reserve seats ahead of time; this West Ashley diner is sure to fill up quick. Ms. Rose’s Fine Food and Cocktails, 1090 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, West Ashley. Saturday, 8pm. $10. (843)766-0223, www.msroses.com 

01/31/2015 - 9:00pm

Celebrate the King of Pop with this performance from the self-proclaimed longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band. The group has played sold-out shows in far-flung destinations (including the United Kingdom and China), and its members have shared the stage with artists such as The Backstreet Boys, Boyz II Men, and Pitbull. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Saturday, 9pm. $17-$15. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com

 

02/01/2015 - 11:00am

Commemorate Black History Month at Middleton Place. A guided “Beyond the Fields” walking tour begins at freedmen’s dwelling Eliza’s House, where an exhibit features rare images, archeological artifacts, and historical documents. Next, guides lead visitors to the Rice Mill and Spring House, then discuss religion and spirituality at the Plantation Chapel and slave cemetery. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Daily, tours at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. $28; $15 student; $10 ages six-13; free for child under six. (843) 556-6020, middletonplace.org

02/02/2015 - 8:30am to 02/07/2015 - 8:00pm

Serving the arts community of Charleston by supporting the city’s diverse group of artisans throughout the year, the Charleston Artist Guild will host a weeklong exhibition of their very own. Displaying works from the members of the Guild, the 61st Member’s Exhibition will feature original artwork and photography, as well as prints, with profits helping to sponsor community programs. An awards reception honoring fine art from top local talent will mark the final day of the exhibit at the Charleston Visitor Center from 6-8pm. Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St. Monday-Friday, 8:30-5pm., Sat. 6-8pm. Free. (843)722-2454, www.charlestonartistguild.com

02/02/2015 - 10:00am to 02/28/2015 - 5:00pm

From a blade of marsh grass to the sea foam lingering after a wave has subsided, local oil painter J. Christian Snedeker is an expert at capturing the natural beauty of the Lowcountry. A graduate of the Boston Museum School of Art and a member of the Charleston Artist Guild, Snedeker explores life during the most beautiful times of day—sunrise and sunset. His new works are saturated with delicious color and locales we know well. Meet the artist at the opening reception on February 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, ellarichardson.com

02/03/2015 - 8:15am

Hailed as one of today’s leading voices on child resilience and motivation, Dr. Robert Brooks will be honored at the Ashley Hall Spring Speakers Series in conjunction with Pinewood Preparatory School. Brooks is known for his warmth, humor, and realistic suggestions to parenting that he has shared with thousands of people across the world over the past 35 years. Sottile-Thompson Recital Hall at Ashley Hall, 172 Rutledge Ave. Tuesday, 8:15am. Free. (843)722-4088, www.ashleyhall.org

02/04/2015 - 11:00pm

Grab some wings and a seat near the stage at Home Team BBQ as the Sullivan’s Island hangout hosts a concert series to record the new live album from local band Gaslight Street. Longtime friends of Home Team, singer-guitarist Campbell Brown and company will play four live sessions as they record previously released originals, select cover songs, and jam with special guests. Home Team BBQ, 2209 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. Wednesday, 11pm. Free. (843)883-3131, www.hometeambbq.com


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