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Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style

Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style


Event Date:
07/21/2016 - 9:00am to 01/15/2017 - 5:00pm




High fashion comes at a high price, and that cost is often detrimental to more than just your pocket book. From delicate corsets crafted with whale bone to asphyxia-causing men’s high collars, explore the oddities of sartorial extravagance and its environment- and body-altering consequences in this Charleston Museum 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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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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Realm of the Spirit

Realm of the Spirit


Event Date:
10/22/2016 - 10:00am to 01/15/2017 - 10:00am




The Gibbes Museum of Art and prominent art collector Solomon R. Guggenheim first presented an exhibit together in 1936, bringing international attention to Charleston. Now, 80 years later, the Gibbes again displays 36 masterworks presented in the original exhibition. Admire timeless pieces by artists including Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, Fernand Leger, Pablo Picasso, Robert Delaunay, Amedeo Modigliani, and Georges Seurat. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday,1-5pm. $12; $10 student/military/senior; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS


Event Date:
11/11/2016 - 5:30pm to 01/01/2017 - 5:30pm




Dubbed one of the ”10 Best Holiday Light Shows in America” by USA Today, this stunning display features millions of multicolored lights glittering across three miles of park, plus a Victorian carousel, a 50-ton sand sculpture, Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, and a holiday train. There’s no better way to ring in the season than with this grand illumination. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Sunday-Thursday, 5:30-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 5:30-11pm. $20-$15 per vehicle. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
”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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Belmond Charleston Place Holiday Train Display

Belmond Charleston Place Holiday Train Display


Event Date:
11/23/2016 - 12:00am to 01/02/2017 - 12:00pm




Stop by the Belmond Charleston Place this holiday season to view its iconic holiday train display, including a five-story mini hotel, a European rose garden, automobiles, new locomotives, and a custom-designed replica of the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train. The display includes three trains total, each complete with smokestacks and whistles, and each runs on different routes at average scale speeds of 70 miles per hour! Belmond Charleston Place, 205 Meeting St. Daily. Free. (843)722-4900, belmond.com

 
 
The Glass Onion Anti-Restaurant Week January Special

The Glass Onion Anti-Restaurant Week January Special


Event Date:
01/04/2017 - 11:00am to 01/14/2017 - 10:00pm




Chef Chris Stewart and the Glass Onion culinary team offer the second annual ”anti-restaurant week” special for two weeks this January. According to chef Stewart, the Glass Onion began the event last year because the ”regular menu is already offered at restaurant week prices.” Patrons can order either the Glass Onion Shepherd’s Pie, filled with braised lamb or pork cheeks, goat cheese, and sweet potatoes, or the Fishermen’s Pie with seafood and mashed potatoes. Both dishes are served with salad and garlic bread for $18.The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Hwy. Monday-Thursday, 11am-9pm; Friday, 11am-10pm; Saturday, 10am-3pm & 4:30-10pm. $18. (843) 225-1717, ilovetheglassonion.com

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Holiday Pub Crawl

Holiday Pub Crawl


Event Date:
12/01/2016 - 1:00pm to 01/10/2017 - 1:00pm




Visit historic taverns; feast on holiday treats; and sip a pint of local craft beer, Christmas ale, or another beverage of your choosing on this pub crawl through downtown Charleston. Local guides lead attendees to four pubs on the two-and-a-half-hour crawl—based on similar European brew-hopping ventures—sharing tales of pirates, patriots, and presidents who once roamed the cobblestone streets. A portion of all proceeds benefits MUSC Children’s Hospital. Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub, 160 Church St. Daily, 1pm, 4pm, & 7pm. $30. (843)577-5535, www.pubtourcharleston.com

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Holiday Festival of Lights

Holiday Festival of Lights


Event Date:
12/01/2016 - 5:30pm to 01/01/2017 - 5:30pm




Dubbed one of the ”10 Best Holiday Light Shows in America” by USA Today, this stunning display features millions of multicolored lights glittering across three miles of park, plus a Victorian carousel, a 50-ton sand sculpture, Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, and a holiday train. There’s no better way to ring in the season than with this grand illumination. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Sunday-Thursday, 5:30-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 5:30-11pm. $20-$15 per vehicle. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
 
 
 
 
Museum Mile Month

Museum Mile Month


Event Date:
01/06/2017 - 8:00am to 01/31/2017 - 8:00am




Throughout January, discover Charleston’s history and culture with the Museum Mile Month pass. Purchase tickets in advance to receive access to 11 sites along the ”Museum Mile,” including The Charleston Museum, Gibbes Museum of Art, Aiken-Rhett House, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, and The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. Locations & times vary. Daily. $25; $10 child under 13. www.charlestonsmuseummile.org

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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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Race the Landing

Race the Landing


Event Date: 01/01/2017 - 8:30am




Make good on your fitness resolution and start the first day of 2017 with some fresh air and exercise. The Friends of Charles Towne Landing present the historic state park’s 10K, 5K, fun run, and walk, this year with a ”pajama” theme. Post race, hungry runners enjoy soup and cornbread, and glow-in-the-dark keychain medals are awarded to top finishers. Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Sunday, 8:30am. $45-$40 10K; $37-$32 10K child under 13; $35-$30 5K; $25-$20 5K child under 13; $13-$11 kids’ fun run. (843)224-7878, www.racethelanding.com

 
Dunleavy’s Pub Polar Bear Plunge

Dunleavy’s Pub Polar Bear Plunge


Event Date: 01/01/2017 - 11:00am




Start off your New Year in the coolest way possible—by diving into the Atlantic! Grab a team of friends to take the plunge while raising money for Special Olympics South Carolina. Hot food and beverages are available for all.Dunleavy’s Pub, 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. Sunday, 11am-2pm. Free. (843)883-9646, www.so-sc.org

 
Bill Murray Look-A-Like Polar Bear Plunge

Bill Murray Look-A-Like Polar Bear Plunge


Event Date: 01/01/2017 - 11:00am




Hundreds of daredevil Bill Murray fans ring in the New Year at this annual polar plunge. Grab your ghost-busting gear or Caddyshack costume, and splash into the Atlantic Ocean at Folly Beach. Prizes are awarded to participants with the best Bill Murray-inspired get-ups. Folly Beach outside the Tides Hotel, 1 Center St., Folly Beach. Sunday, 11am look-a-like contest; 1pm plunge. Free. www.visitfolly.com

 
Kiawah Polar Bear Plunge

Kiawah Polar Bear Plunge


Event Date: 01/01/2017 - 11:45am




Wash away 2016 and dive into the New Year on scenic Kiawah Island with the fourth annual Polar Bear Plunge. Gather a group of ”bears” ready to brave the cold and meet up in front of the Sanctuary Hotel; be sure to bring a towel to warm up in post-dip! Kiawah Island Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Sunday, 11:45am. Free. (843)768-2121, www.kiawahresort.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rebel Taqueria Pop-Up at Bar Mash

Rebel Taqueria Pop-Up at Bar Mash


Event Date: 01/07/2017 - 9:00pm




Looking for some late night eats? The folks of Rebel Taqueria serve up fan favorites for a late night pop-up at Bar Mash. Whether you’re after tacos, burritos, or just chips and guac, this famed food truck is the perfect spot to start off—or wrap up—your night. Bar Mash, 701 East Bay Street. Saturday, 9pm-1am. Free entry, food prices vary.  (843)793-2636, mercandmash.com 

 
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Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style

Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style


Event Date:
07/21/2016 - 9:00am to 01/15/2017 - 5:00pm




High fashion comes at a high price, and that cost is often detrimental to more than just your pocket book. From delicate corsets crafted with whale bone to asphyxia-causing men’s high collars, explore the oddities of sartorial extravagance and its environment- and body-altering consequences in this Charleston Museum 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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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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Realm of the Spirit

Realm of the Spirit


Event Date:
10/22/2016 - 10:00am to 01/15/2017 - 10:00am




The Gibbes Museum of Art and prominent art collector Solomon R. Guggenheim first presented an exhibit together in 1936, bringing international attention to Charleston. Now, 80 years later, the Gibbes again displays 36 masterworks presented in the original exhibition. Admire timeless pieces by artists including Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, Fernand Leger, Pablo Picasso, Robert Delaunay, Amedeo Modigliani, and Georges Seurat. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday,1-5pm. $12; $10 student/military/senior; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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Holiday Pub Crawl

Holiday Pub Crawl


Event Date:
12/01/2016 - 1:00pm to 01/10/2017 - 1:00pm




Visit historic taverns; feast on holiday treats; and sip a pint of local craft beer, Christmas ale, or another beverage of your choosing on this pub crawl through downtown Charleston. Local guides lead attendees to four pubs on the two-and-a-half-hour crawl—based on similar European brew-hopping ventures—sharing tales of pirates, patriots, and presidents who once roamed the cobblestone streets. A portion of all proceeds benefits MUSC Children’s Hospital. Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub, 160 Church St. Daily, 1pm, 4pm, & 7pm. $30. (843)577-5535, www.pubtourcharleston.com

 
Literary Events with Julian Fellowes

Literary Events with Julian Fellowes


Event Date:
01/11/2017 - 6:00pm to 01/12/2017 - 12:30pm




Here in the United States, Lord Julian Fellowes is best known as the creator of Downton Abbey, but he was an accomplished actor, novelist, film director, and screenwriter long before that series became a PBS hit. This month, the Charleston Library Society (CLS) and Charleston Trust UK are bringing him to town for three special events. On January 11, attend A Conversation with Julian Fellowes ($200-$100) at the Dock Street Theatre. The next day, at 12:30 p.m., Oscar-nominated British screenwriter, playwright, and novelist William Nicholson joins Lord Fellowes for a Literary Luncheon and Intimate Conversation ($85) at CLS. And that night brings Cocktails with Emma and Julian Fellowes and Virginia and William Nicholson at Richard H. Jenrette’s home, the historic Roper House on East Battery. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 723-9912, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org

 

 
Charleston Marathon

Charleston Marathon


Event Date:
01/13/2017 - 8:00am to 01/15/2017 - 8:00am




More than 4,000 runners race into the New Year at full speed at the seventh annual Charleston Marathon. This weekend-long event includes full and half marathons, a 5K, bike ride, youth marathon, and a health and fitness expo. Proceeds benefit Engaging Creative Minds, a local nonprofit that works to provide creative learning opportunities for tri-county students. Locations & times vary. $110-$100 marathon; $90-$80 half-marathon; $35-$30 5K; $40-$35 bike ride. (843)300-7500, www.charlestonmarathon.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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The Glass Onion Anti-Restaurant Week January Special

The Glass Onion Anti-Restaurant Week January Special


Event Date:
01/04/2017 - 11:00am to 01/14/2017 - 10:00pm




Chef Chris Stewart and the Glass Onion culinary team offer the second annual ”anti-restaurant week” special for two weeks this January. According to chef Stewart, the Glass Onion began the event last year because the ”regular menu is already offered at restaurant week prices.” Patrons can order either the Glass Onion Shepherd’s Pie, filled with braised lamb or pork cheeks, goat cheese, and sweet potatoes, or the Fishermen’s Pie with seafood and mashed potatoes. Both dishes are served with salad and garlic bread for $18.The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Hwy. Monday-Thursday, 11am-9pm; Friday, 11am-10pm; Saturday, 10am-3pm & 4:30-10pm. $18. (843) 225-1717, ilovetheglassonion.com

 
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Museum Mile Month

Museum Mile Month


Event Date:
01/06/2017 - 8:00am to 01/31/2017 - 8:00am




Throughout January, discover Charleston’s history and culture with the Museum Mile Month pass. Purchase tickets in advance to receive access to 11 sites along the ”Museum Mile,” including The Charleston Museum, Gibbes Museum of Art, Aiken-Rhett House, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, and The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. Locations & times vary. Daily. $25; $10 child under 13. www.charlestonsmuseummile.org

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Save the Light Oyster Roast

Save the Light Oyster Roast


Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 2:00pm




Brighten up your weekend with Save the Light’s annual oyster roast. Dedicated to restoring and protecting the Morris Island Lighthouse, this nonprofit hosts its annual oyster roast at Bowens Island to raise funds to help preserve this beautiful Charleston landmark. Bowens Island, 1870 Bowens Island Rd. Sunday, 2-5pm. $35-$30. (843)633-0099, www.savethelight.org

 
 
 
 
Emerging Leaders Awards Gala

Emerging Leaders Awards Gala


Event Date: 01/12/2017 - 6:00pm




The South Carolina-based Southeastern Chamber of Commerce (SCC) recognizes outstanding regional industries—from hospitality to healthcare services to banking—at this black-tie gala. The evening begins with a networking session and is followed by a cocktail reception, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and an awards ceremony. Proceeds benefit the SCC, a nonprofit devoted to improving businesses and tourism throughout the Southeast region. Harborside East, 28 Bridgeside Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 6-10pm. $65.50; $45.50 chamber member. (843)556-2863, www.southeasternchamber.org

 
Chamber Music Charleston: Ovation Concert Series

Chamber Music Charleston: Ovation Concert Series


Event Date: 01/12/2017 - 7:30pm




Chamber Music Charleston kicks off 2017 with its largest performance of the season, featuring several musical guests: pianist Andrew Armstrong and violinists Megan and Alan Molina. Joined onstage by viola player Ben Weiss, cellist Timothy O’Malley, bassist Jean Williams, flutist Regina Helcher Yost, oboist Zac Hammond, and clarinet player Charles Messersmith, the musicians perform works ranging from Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themesto Brahms’s Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor, op.34. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Thursday, 7:30pm. $50-$5. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.com

 
Monster Jam

Monster Jam


Event Date:
01/13/2017 - 7:00pm to 01/14/2017 - 7:00pm




The North Charleston Coliseum undergoes a mighty makeover for the Lowcountry installment of Monster Jam. Watch five monster trucks fly 125 to 130 feet in the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Purchase tickets to the pre-show ”pit party” for the chance to measure up to the 12-by-12-foot, 10,000-pound vehicles and their drivers. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday & Saturday, 7pm. $75-$15. (703)448-4000, www.monsterjam.com

 
Historic Textiles Curator Jan Hiester on “Killer Fashion”

Historic Textiles Curator Jan Hiester on “Killer Fashion”


Event Date: 01/13/2017 - 10:30am




Who better than historic textiles curator Jan Hiester to lead you through The Charleston Museum exhibit “Killer Fashion: The Consequence of Style” before it closes on January 15? During this intimate tour, Hiester explains how clothing at times proved deadly for its makers and even wearers (hint: she’ll touch on the dyeing industry, the Mad Hatter, and the possible cause of Napoleon’s death) and discusses how consumers’ desire for fur, feathers, snakeskin, whale baleen, and silk affected animal populations. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Friday, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Free with admission: $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843) 722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 
Youth Marathon

Youth Marathon


Event Date: 01/13/2017 - 2:00pm




This modified marathon spans multiple days and 26.2 miles. Children ages seven to 17 log 25 miles on their own (in an effort to encourage them to exercise daily) before the race begins on January 13. The day of, participants run the remaining 1.2 miles along parts of the official Charleston Marathon route and receive a commemorative medal and T-shirt. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, 2pm registration; 3:30pm run. Free. www.charlestonmarathon.com

 
53, 63, 73 Artists’ Reception

53, 63, 73 Artists’ Reception


Event Date: 01/13/2017 - 5:00pm




Fabulon artists Laura McRae-Hitchcock, Susan Irish, Hampton R. Olfus, Jr., Eugene Horne, and Meyriel Edge span the ”Silent Generation” to the ”Baby Boomers.” Visit their group show, "53, 63, 73," throughout the month of January and see the artists’ relevant, contemporary, and inspiring work. Stop by for refreshments and meet the artists at a reception on January 13 from 5-8pm. Fabulon Center for Art and Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd., West Ashley. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)566-3383, fabulonart.com

 
Beekeeping Course

Beekeeping Course


Event Date:
01/14/2017 - 8:30am to 01/15/2017 - 5:00pm




Beekeeping can be done safely in urban neighborhoods as well as in rural areas. Hosted by the Charleston Area Beekeepers Association, this two-day comprehensive beekeeping course teaches attendees about bees and how to become a beekeeper. MUSC Gazes Auditorium, 114 Doughty St. Saturday & Sunday, 8:30am-5pm. $75. charlestonbees.org

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Charleston Marathon

Charleston Marathon


Event Date: 01/14/2017 - 8:00am




You don’t have to be ready to run 26.2 (or even 13.1) miles to enjoy this fitness-focused gathering! In addition to the marathon and half marathon, this fundraiser for local nonprofit Engaging Creative Minds includes Friday’s health and fitness expo; Saturday’s family-friendly Shrimp and Grits 5K (with local music groups performing along the North Charleston course); Sunday’s 20-, 40-, and 60-mile bike rides; and more. Locations & times vary. $110-$100 marathon; $90-$80 half-marathon; $35-$30 5K; $40-$35 bike ride. (843) 300-7500, www.charlestonmarathon.com

 
Healing: The Promise of MLK’s Legacy

Healing: The Promise of MLK’s Legacy


Event Date: 01/14/2017 - 5:00pm




Join Lowcountry Voices—a 75 voice choir and a multicultural performing arts organization—for an MLK tribute concert to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Directed by Nathan L. Nelson, Lowcountry Voices performs spirituals, Gospel, and other inspirational music, which underscores the importance of Dr. King’s vision, keeping his legacy alive today. St. Matthew Baptist Church, 2005 Reynolds Ave., North Charleston. Saturday, 5pm. Free with advanced purchase. (843)740-5854, northcharleston.org

 
Justin Willman

Justin Willman


Event Date: 01/14/2017 - 8:00pm




Dubbed by Playboy as the ”freshest and funniest magician working today,” Justin Willman has appeared on Conan, Ellen, and The Tonight Show. Willman brings his jokes and tricks to the Charleston stage for the first time ever, raising money for local nonprofit Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary. One-hundred percent of the proceeds suppport the organization, which provides shelter, medical care, and adoption services to hundreds of animals in the underserved areas of Hollywood and Ravenel. Sottile Theatre, 50 George St. Saturday, 8-10pm. $35. www.willmantickets.com

 
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Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style

Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style


Event Date:
07/21/2016 - 9:00am to 01/15/2017 - 5:00pm




High fashion comes at a high price, and that cost is often detrimental to more than just your pocket book. From delicate corsets crafted with whale bone to asphyxia-causing men’s high collars, explore the oddities of sartorial extravagance and its environment- and body-altering consequences in this Charleston Museum 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

 
 
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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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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Realm of the Spirit

Realm of the Spirit


Event Date:
10/22/2016 - 10:00am to 01/15/2017 - 10:00am




The Gibbes Museum of Art and prominent art collector Solomon R. Guggenheim first presented an exhibit together in 1936, bringing international attention to Charleston. Now, 80 years later, the Gibbes again displays 36 masterworks presented in the original exhibition. Admire timeless pieces by artists including Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, Fernand Leger, Pablo Picasso, Robert Delaunay, Amedeo Modigliani, and Georges Seurat. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday,1-5pm. $12; $10 student/military/senior; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
 
Shen Yun

Shen Yun


Event Date:
01/17/2017 - 7:30pm to 01/18/2017 - 7:30pm




Travel back to the Golden Age of China with the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts group. Founded in 2006 with the charge of reviving once forsaken elements of Eastern culture, Shen Yun incorporates classically trained dancers, an impressive orchestra, and stunning animated backdrops in a performance that taps into 5,000 years of Chinese history. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Tuesday & Wednesday, 7:30pm. $150-$70. (843)724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.com

 
 
“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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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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Museum Mile Month

Museum Mile Month


Event Date:
01/06/2017 - 8:00am to 01/31/2017 - 8:00am




Throughout January, discover Charleston’s history and culture with the Museum Mile Month pass. Purchase tickets in advance to receive access to 11 sites along the ”Museum Mile,” including The Charleston Museum, Gibbes Museum of Art, Aiken-Rhett House, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, and The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. Locations & times vary. Daily. $25; $10 child under 13. www.charlestonsmuseummile.org

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Charleston Marathon

Charleston Marathon


Event Date:
01/13/2017 - 8:00am to 01/15/2017 - 8:00am




More than 4,000 runners race into the New Year at full speed at the seventh annual Charleston Marathon. This weekend-long event includes full and half marathons, a 5K, bike ride, youth marathon, and a health and fitness expo. Proceeds benefit Engaging Creative Minds, a local nonprofit that works to provide creative learning opportunities for tri-county students. Locations & times vary. $110-$100 marathon; $90-$80 half-marathon; $35-$30 5K; $40-$35 bike ride. (843)300-7500, www.charlestonmarathon.com

 
Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade


Event Date: 01/16/2017 - 11:00am




The YWCA Greater Charleston and the community come together to honor the legacy of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with one of the city’s biggest parades, featuring loads of Lowcountry organizations, marching bands, and more. The parade departs from Burke High School on President Street, ends at Marion Square, and is followed by a youth speech and poetry slam at the College of Charleston. Burke High School, 244 President St. Monday, 11am. Free. (843)722-1644, www.ywca-charlestonsc.org

 
 
Charleston Comedy Festival

Charleston Comedy Festival


Event Date:
01/18/2017 - 6:00pm to 01/21/2017 - 6:00pm




Prepare yourself for four straight days of laughter at the annual Charleston Comedy Festival. This year’s festivities feature improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy from performers around the country, including headliners Hannibal Buress and Jim Breuer. Check out the amazing acts at favorite Charleston venues including the Sottile Theatre, Theatre 99, Woolfe Street Playhouse, and PULP Books and Gallery. Locations, times, & prices vary. www.charlestoncomedyfestival.com

 
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Beekeeping Course

Beekeeping Course


Event Date:
01/14/2017 - 8:30am to 01/15/2017 - 5:00pm




Beekeeping can be done safely in urban neighborhoods as well as in rural areas. Hosted by the Charleston Area Beekeepers Association, this two-day comprehensive beekeeping course teaches attendees about bees and how to become a beekeeper. MUSC Gazes Auditorium, 114 Doughty St. Saturday & Sunday, 8:30am-5pm. $75. charlestonbees.org

 
Homeschool Explorers Club: Herp Heroes

Homeschool Explorers Club: Herp Heroes


Event Date: 01/18/2017 - 9:00am




All budding herpetologists are invited to learn more about reptiles and amphibians with the Homeschool Explorers Club. Find out which cold-blooded creatures are considered indicator species; learn about FrogWatch USA, a citizen science program dedicated to the study of wetlands; and discover the ways in which the pet trade impacts these animals. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Wednesday, 9am-1pm. $19.95-$12.50 grades nine-12; $14.95-$9 grades K-eight. (843)577-3474, www.scaquarium.org

 
 
Charleston Jazz Festival

Charleston Jazz Festival


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 5:30pm to 01/22/2017 - 3:00pm




The Jazz Artists of Charleston-organized fest returns for a third year, this time with the multi-Grammy-winning Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 headlining a Saturday-night show at the Gaillard Center (with an opening performance by the Charleston Jazz Orchestra). On Friday, three stellar groups—Matt White and the Super Villain Jazz Band, Heather Rice and Friends, and Charleston Latin Jazz Collective—perform at American Theater before a free Jazz Jam at Barsa (which hosts late-night fun on Saturday, too!). Sunday, head to the Sottile Theatre for a 3 p.m. concert by The Charleston All-Star Youth Jazz Orchestra, The School of the Arts Jazz Band, and The Jazz Professors. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 641-0011, www.chasjazzfestival.com

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Charleston Jazz Festival

Charleston Jazz Festival


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 5:30pm to 01/22/2017 - 3:00pm




The Charleston Jazz Festival is back and better than ever this year, with nationally acclaimed, multi-Grammy-winning groups Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 as headliners. The rest of the lineup promises to display a wide range of talent, from the Charleston All-Star Youth Jazz Orchestra to Nashville-based entertainers Matt White and the Super Villain Jazz Band. Be sure to check out the weekend’s two free jazz jam sessions, Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. at Barsa Lounge and Bar. Locations, times, & prices vary. charlestonjazzfestival.com

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

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


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




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

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The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence

The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence


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




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

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James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach


Event Date:
01/21/2017 - 3:00pm to 01/22/2017 - 3:00pm




Watch Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book, James and the Giant Peach, come to life in this Charleston Stage production, set to Tony Award-winners’ Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s original score. Audiences relive the wild and thrilling adventures of James and his motley crew on this epic tale of self-discovery as they travel from the countryside to the ocean to the Empire State Building, all from the confines of their giant peach. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Saturday & Sunday, 3pm. $28. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.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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Museum Mile Month

Museum Mile Month


Event Date:
01/06/2017 - 8:00am to 01/31/2017 - 8:00am




Throughout January, discover Charleston’s history and culture with the Museum Mile Month pass. Purchase tickets in advance to receive access to 11 sites along the ”Museum Mile,” including The Charleston Museum, Gibbes Museum of Art, Aiken-Rhett House, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, and The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. Locations & times vary. Daily. $25; $10 child under 13. www.charlestonsmuseummile.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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Charleston Jazz Festival

Charleston Jazz Festival


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 5:30pm to 01/22/2017 - 3:00pm




The Jazz Artists of Charleston-organized fest returns for a third year, this time with the multi-Grammy-winning Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 headlining a Saturday-night show at the Gaillard Center (with an opening performance by the Charleston Jazz Orchestra). On Friday, three stellar groups—Matt White and the Super Villain Jazz Band, Heather Rice and Friends, and Charleston Latin Jazz Collective—perform at American Theater before a free Jazz Jam at Barsa (which hosts late-night fun on Saturday, too!). Sunday, head to the Sottile Theatre for a 3 p.m. concert by The Charleston All-Star Youth Jazz Orchestra, The School of the Arts Jazz Band, and The Jazz Professors. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 641-0011, www.chasjazzfestival.com

 
 
 
 
 
Charleston Boat Show

Charleston Boat Show


Event Date:
01/27/2017 - 12:00pm to 01/29/2017 - 11:00am




Join thousands of boating enthusiasts at this 37th annual extravaganza, boasting high-quality boat dealers, local manufacturers, and other marine-related companies. A medley of events span the weekend, including a SCDNR boating simulator and an angler academy fishing school. Fans of National Geographic Channel’s Wicked Tuna can even meet the show’s star, captain Dave Carraro. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, noon-6pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. $10; $5 senior/military/ages four-12; free for child under four. (864)250–9713, www.thecharlestonboatshow.com

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Charleston Jazz Festival

Charleston Jazz Festival


Event Date:
01/20/2017 - 5:30pm to 01/22/2017 - 3:00pm




The Charleston Jazz Festival is back and better than ever this year, with nationally acclaimed, multi-Grammy-winning groups Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 as headliners. The rest of the lineup promises to display a wide range of talent, from the Charleston All-Star Youth Jazz Orchestra to Nashville-based entertainers Matt White and the Super Villain Jazz Band. Be sure to check out the weekend’s two free jazz jam sessions, Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. at Barsa Lounge and Bar. Locations, times, & prices vary. charlestonjazzfestival.com

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

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


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




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

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The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence

The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence


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




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

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James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach


Event Date:
01/21/2017 - 3:00pm to 01/22/2017 - 3:00pm




Watch Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book, James and the Giant Peach, come to life in this Charleston Stage production, set to Tony Award-winners’ Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s original score. Audiences relive the wild and thrilling adventures of James and his motley crew on this epic tale of self-discovery as they travel from the countryside to the ocean to the Empire State Building, all from the confines of their giant peach. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Saturday & Sunday, 3pm. $28. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

 
Shadowland

Shadowland


Event Date: 01/23/2017 - 7:30pm




In a house on a modest street, a teenage girl longing to get away prepares for bed, letting her thoughts lull her to sleep and into an incredible, shadow-filled world. From the creative genius of the award-winning, internationally touring modern dance company Pilobolus, working in collaboration with Steven Banks—lead writer of Spongebob SquarePants—and composer David Poe, Shadowland tells the story of an imagined land, blending the movement of modern dancers with images projected onto a screen. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Monday, 7:30pm. $79-$39. (843)724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.com

 

 

 
Fashion at the Gibbes

Fashion at the Gibbes


Event Date: 01/24/2017 - 6:00pm




A part of the first Charleston Wedding Week™, Fashion at the Gibbes features a courtyard runway show highlighting four of Charleston’s top bridal boutiques. Come early for hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a special fashion installation. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday, 6-9pm. $50. www.charlestonweddingweek.com

 
Book Signing with Darcy Miller

Book Signing with Darcy Miller


Event Date: 01/25/2017 - 3:00pm




You might recognize the name Darcy Miller from Martha Stewart Weddings, where she is editor-at-large, or from the fêtes she’s designed for the likes of Drew Barrymore, Blake Lively, and Kate Spade. Hear the event-planning veteran discuss tales of her time in the business and get your copy of Miller’s brand-new, tip-laden book, Celebrate Everything!, signed. William Aiken House, 456 King St. Wednesday, 3-5pm. Free. www.charlestonweddingweek.com

 
Lela Rose at the Dewberry

Lela Rose at the Dewberry


Event Date: 01/26/2017 - 5:30pm




Texas-born, New York-based designer Lela Rose has dressed everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Claire Danes to Selena Gomez for the red carpet, and is as well known for her entertaining as she is for her frocks. This evening begins with a cocktail reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and evolves into a full-scale fashion show featuring some of the designer’s beautiful new gowns. The Dewberry, 334 Meeting St. Thursday, 5:30-8pm. $45. www.charlestonweddingweek.com

 
Charleston Riverdogs Hot Stove Banquet & Auction

Charleston Riverdogs Hot Stove Banquet & Auction


Event Date: 01/27/2017 - 6:00pm




Keep the spirit of baseball alive in the off-season at the Charleston RiverDogs’ 13th annual Hot Stove Banquet benefitting baseball scholarship funds at The Citadel, College of Charleston, and Charleston Southern. This year, sports fans have the chance to bid (online through January 20) on a meet-and-greet with Hall of Fame pitcher—and banquet keynote speaker—Tom Glavine. At 4 p.m. the day of the event, 30 winners socialize with Glavine at a private reception with photo and autograph opportunities. The evening program begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction, followed by a cocktail hour and seated dinner. Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd. Friday, 6pm. $75. (843)577-3647, www.riverdogs.com

 
Charleston Academy of Music Presents Susan Zhang

Charleston Academy of Music Presents Susan Zhang


Event Date: 01/27/2017 - 6:00pm




As part of its Rush Concert Series, the Charleston Academy of Music proudly presents a solo piano concert by guest artist Susan Zhang. Zhang performs masterworks by Schubert, Ravel, and Stravinsky, among others. The pianist made her orchestral debut at the age of twelve performing with the Augusta Symphony; she has since been featured as a soloist with the South Carolina Philharmonic, the University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. The Murray Center, 14 George St. Friday, 6pm. Free. (843) 805-7794, charlestonmusic.org

 
An Evening With Bernadette Peters

An Evening With Bernadette Peters


Event Date: 01/27/2017 - 7:30pm




Three-time Tony Award-winner, children’s book author, and television star Bernadette Peters brings her talents to Charleston. Accompanied by a 10-piece orchestra, Peters performs songs from the Steven Sondheim musicals in which she’s starred, including selections from Into the Woods, Annie Get Your Gun, and Gypsy. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Friday, 7:30pm. $110-$70. (843)724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.com

 
Charlie Post Classic

Charlie Post Classic


Event Date: 01/28/2017 - 8:30am




Now in its 34th year, Charleston Running Club’s signature event honors the memory of Dr. Charlie Post, an area runner, triathlete, and family physician. Opt for a 5K or 15K course through scenic Sullivan’s Island and help fund a scholarship in Post’s memory through the athletic department of the College of Charleston. Fish Fry Shack, Middle St. & Station 15, Sullivan’s Island. Saturday, 8:30am. $40-$30. www.charlestonrunningclub.com

 
East Cooper Meals on Wheels Oyster Roast Benefit

East Cooper Meals on Wheels Oyster Roast Benefit


Event Date: 01/22/2017 - 2:00pm




Join East Cooper Meals on Wheels at scenic Palmetto Islands County Park for an afternoon of live music, family fun, and most importantly, lots and lots of oysters. If bivalves aren’t for you, hotdogs, beer and wine, and a fireman’s chili cook-off are all included in the price of entry, and proceeds support Meals on Wheels’ community program. Palmetto Island County Park, 444 Needlerush Parkway, Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 2-5pm. $35-$20; $10 for child under 12; free for children under five. (843)881-9350, ecmow.org

 
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Crowell A. Pate IV

Crowell A. Pate IV


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




Visiting artist Crowell A. Pate IV, an Alabama native, invites viewers to access the hidden depths of the subconscious with his Gibbes Museum of Art exhibit. The sculptor works intuitively, allowing his responses to specific materials—including wood, leather, twine, metal, and even grass—to guide his creative process. Pate is in town to discuss his work during the opening days of the exhibit. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student/military; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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Lions & Tigers & Bears

Lions & Tigers & Bears


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




Follow the yellow brick road to this animal-themed exhibit co-curated by Robert Lange Studios and The Vendue’s art director, Emily Rigsby. The exhibition focuses on surreal and nontraditional art forms, highlighting work by a diverse range of more than 30 international artists, including Kevin Taylor, Karen Hollingsworth, and Elicia Edijanto. Come out to the opening reception, Thursday, October 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring live music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. The Vendue Hotel, 19 Vendue Range. Open daily, 24 hours. Free. (843)577-2525, www.thevendue.com

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

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


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




From about 1825 to 1870, the Hudson River School artists vividly captured rural American landscapes, primarily in the Northeast. These oil-on-canvas scenes present an idyllic view of man and nature living in harmony (seeAutumn Afternoon, Greenwood Lake above). Former College of Charleston president Lee Higdon and his wife, Ann, share pieces from their spectacular collection with the Gibbes. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 student/senior/military; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”

”Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy”


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




An author, illustrator, printmaker, painter, teacher, and historian, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith played a vital role in what is now recognized as the Charleston Renaissance, the period of cultural revival that took place in the 1920s and ’30s. The Edmonston-Alston House Museum and the Middleton Place House Museum present a selection of her art and poetry from private family collections, never before available to the public. Edmonston-Alston House: 21 East Battery. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4:30pm; Sunday & Monday, 1-4:30pm. $10; $8 student/ages six-13. (843)722-717, www.edmondstonalston.com. Middleton Place House Museum: 4300 Ashley River Rd. Monday, noon-4pm; Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm. $15 plus price of admission. (843)556-6020, www.middletonplace.org

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Museum Mile Month

Museum Mile Month


Event Date:
01/06/2017 - 8:00am to 01/31/2017 - 8:00am




Throughout January, discover Charleston’s history and culture with the Museum Mile Month pass. Purchase tickets in advance to receive access to 11 sites along the ”Museum Mile,” including The Charleston Museum, Gibbes Museum of Art, Aiken-Rhett House, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, and The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. Locations & times vary. Daily. $25; $10 child under 13. www.charlestonsmuseummile.org

 
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Home Team BBQ Winter Menu

Home Team BBQ Winter Menu


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




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

 

 

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“Exit/Alive: The Art of Anthony Dominguez”

“Exit/Alive: The Art of Anthony Dominguez”


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




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

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

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


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




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

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The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence

The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence


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




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

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Charleston Boat Show

Charleston Boat Show


Event Date:
01/27/2017 - 12:00pm to 01/29/2017 - 11:00am




Join thousands of boating enthusiasts at this 37th annual extravaganza, boasting high-quality boat dealers, local manufacturers, and other marine-related companies. A medley of events span the weekend, including a SCDNR boating simulator and an angler academy fishing school. Fans of National Geographic Channel’s Wicked Tuna can even meet the show’s star, captain Dave Carraro. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, noon-6pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. $10; $5 senior/military/ages four-12; free for child under four. (864)250–9713, www.thecharlestonboatshow.com

 
 
42nd Street

42nd Street


Event Date: 01/31/2017 - 7:30pm




Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the 1933 film by Busby Berkeley, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a small-town girl with big dreams who leaves her home in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and attempts to become a star on Broadway. The famed backstage musical comedy is directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, both of whom staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning revival. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Tuesday, 7:30pm. $99.50-$49.50. (843)242-3099, www.gaillardcenter.com

 
Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Lowcountry Oyster Festival


Event Date: 01/29/2017 - 10:00am




Since 1982, this celebration of oysters has been a highlight of the Lowcountry’s calendar. Doubling as a full-day feast and a fundraiser for multiple local charities, the festival hauls in a whopping 80,000 pounds of bivalves, plus a  ”food court” highlighting local landubber favorites. In addition to the eats, guests enjoy beer, wine, live music, and two oyster-related contests—one for shucking, and one for eating. Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 10am-5pm. $25-$17. (843)853-8000, www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com

 




UPCOMING EVENTS

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

 

 

01/17/2017 - 7:30pm to 01/18/2017 - 7:30pm

Travel back to the Golden Age of China with the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts group. Founded in 2006 with the charge of reviving once forsaken elements of Eastern culture, Shen Yun incorporates classically trained dancers, an impressive orchestra, and stunning animated backdrops in a performance that taps into 5,000 years of Chinese history. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Tuesday & Wednesday, 7:30pm. $150-$70. (843)724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.com

01/18/2017 - 9:00am

All budding herpetologists are invited to learn more about reptiles and amphibians with the Homeschool Explorers Club. Find out which cold-blooded creatures are considered indicator species; learn about FrogWatch USA, a citizen science program dedicated to the study of wetlands; and discover the ways in which the pet trade impacts these animals. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Wednesday, 9am-1pm. $19.95-$12.50 grades nine-12; $14.95-$9 grades K-eight. (843)577-3474, www.scaquarium.org

01/18/2017 - 6:00pm to 01/21/2017 - 6:00pm

Prepare yourself for four straight days of laughter at the annual Charleston Comedy Festival. This year’s festivities feature improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy from performers around the country, including headliners Hannibal Buress and Jim Breuer. Check out the amazing acts at favorite Charleston venues including the Sottile Theatre, Theatre 99, Woolfe Street Playhouse, and PULP Books and Gallery. Locations, times, & prices vary. www.charlestoncomedyfestival.com

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

01/20/2017 - 5:30pm to 01/22/2017 - 3:00pm

The Jazz Artists of Charleston-organized fest returns for a third year, this time with the multi-Grammy-winning Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 headlining a Saturday-night show at the Gaillard Center (with an opening performance by the Charleston Jazz Orchestra). On Friday, three stellar groups—Matt White and the Super Villain Jazz Band, Heather Rice and Friends, and Charleston Latin Jazz Collective—perform at American Theater before a free Jazz Jam at Barsa (which hosts late-night fun on Saturday, too!). Sunday, head to the Sottile Theatre for a 3 p.m. concert by The Charleston All-Star Youth Jazz Orchestra, The School of the Arts Jazz Band, and The Jazz Professors. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 641-0011, www.chasjazzfestival.com

01/20/2017 - 5:30pm to 01/22/2017 - 3:00pm

The Charleston Jazz Festival is back and better than ever this year, with nationally acclaimed, multi-Grammy-winning groups Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 as headliners. The rest of the lineup promises to display a wide range of talent, from the Charleston All-Star Youth Jazz Orchestra to Nashville-based entertainers Matt White and the Super Villain Jazz Band. Be sure to check out the weekend’s two free jazz jam sessions, Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. at Barsa Lounge and Bar. Locations, times, & prices vary. charlestonjazzfestival.com

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

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

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

01/21/2017 - 3:00pm to 01/22/2017 - 3:00pm

Watch Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book, James and the Giant Peach, come to life in this Charleston Stage production, set to Tony Award-winners’ Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s original score. Audiences relive the wild and thrilling adventures of James and his motley crew on this epic tale of self-discovery as they travel from the countryside to the ocean to the Empire State Building, all from the confines of their giant peach. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Saturday & Sunday, 3pm. $28. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com