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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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Rufous: The Stuff of Life

Rufous: The Stuff of Life


Event Date: 02/12/2015 - 10:00am to 03/28/2015 - 5:00pm




Becca Barnet and Michelle Jewell are breaking ground at Redux as they team up for this exhibition of taxidermy and plush children’s toys. From the adorable to slightly macabre, Becca and Michelle’s animals sit side-by-side for a conversation of uncanny proportions. Rufous: The Stuff of Life opens with an artist’s talk and reception on February 12 at 6 p.m. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St., Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

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Magnolia Plantation Garden of Romance Poetry Contest

Magnolia Plantation Garden of Romance Poetry Contest


Event Date: 02/14/2015 - 8:30am to 03/15/2015 - 4:30pm




Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is on the hunt for the poet who can capture the nation’s only remaining large-scale Romantic-style garden. A panel of judges will award a $500 cash prize to an adult winner and an iPad to an adolescent winner. Submissions are accepted Valentine’s Day through March 15. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Rd. Free. (800)367-3517, www.magnoliaplantation.com

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Tom Stanley Reception and Exhibition

Tom Stanley Reception and Exhibition


Event Date: 02/27/2015 - 5:00pm to 03/13/2015 - 12:00pm




The George Gallery is hosting a reception for the opening of multimedia artist Tom Stanley’s solo exhibit, which will be on view at the Bogard Street gallery through March 13. Featuring selected works on paper and canvas from 2012-2015, the exhibit showcases Stanley’s improvisations with line and shape, the tools of mechanical drawing, Sgraffito, and the ordered process. Stanley previously presented his work along with artist Tim Hussey in a two-man show titled “Figure of Speech” at the Halsey Gallery in 2003. The George Gallery reintroduces Stanley’s work and celebrates his development as a multimedia artist whose work is both accessible and introspective. The George Gallery, 50 Bogard St. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

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The Princess & The Pea

The Princess & The Pea


Event Date: 02/27/2015 - 7:00pm to 03/08/2015 - 3:00pm




Even with twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds beneath her, this princess just can’t seem to get to sleep. A story of royal sensitivity, watch her toss, turn, and squirm in this hilarious adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale performed by the Sprouts Musical Theatre. Creative Spark Center for the Arts, 757 Long Point Rd. Suite D, Mount Pleasant. Times vary. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. (843)881-3780, www.creativespark.org

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Bus Stop

Bus Stop


Event Date: 02/27/2015 - 8:00pm to 03/15/2015 - 3:00pm




A snowstorm forces a bus full of passengers to seek shelter in a rural Kansas diner, and the close proximity of so many strong personalities makes for an interesting night. A sassy nightclub singer, a drunken professor, an infatuated young cowboy, and many more distinct characters come together for entanglements of romance and hilarity. Adapted by The Footlight Players, William Inge’s 1955 play offers a charming look into simpler times. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Dates and times vary. $30; $27 military; $20 student. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

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Race & Roast

Race & Roast


Event Date: 03/01/2015 - 12:30pm




Tour the historical and private Oakland Plantation by taking part in the fourth annual Race and Roast benefitting the East Cooper Land Trust. The 5K trail run begins under the avenue of live oaks lining the main drive and winds its way through the scenic 132-acre forest before circling back to the starting line.  After working up an appetite, celebrate with all-you-can-eat oysters, chili, hot dogs, and beer while enjoying live music from Flatt City. Oakland Plantation, 1164 Porchers Bluff Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 12:30pm. $50-$15. (843)224-1849, www.eastcooperland.org

 

 
“Shifting Horizons: Karen Weihs”

“Shifting Horizons: Karen Weihs”


Event Date: 03/02/2015 - 10:00am




Karen Weihs lays palette knife to canvas with calculated and colorful strokes in her newest exhibition. A sought-after colorist, the Charleston native is most known for her bold perspective when rendering abstracted seascape oil paintings. With more than 20 new works displayed by the artist, “Shifting Horizons” nods to the Lowcountry while exploring many possibilities of expression. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

 
The Pink Floyd Experience

The Pink Floyd Experience


Event Date: 03/02/2015 - 7:30pm




Throwback to the 1970s, when any given concert by Pink Floyd might include a giant pig blimp or a 45-foot wall crumbling to the stage. While Pink Floyd cannot be replicated, these stunts can be by the six musicians comprising The Pink Floyd Experience. With mind-blowing psychedelic rock and a $2.5-million light show, they bring a one-of-a-kind concert that caters to newbies and die-hard Floydians alike. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Monday, 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show. $45-$35. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 

 
Art of Healing: Understanding The Five Elements

Art of Healing: Understanding The Five Elements


Event Date: 03/03/2015 - 5:30pm




According to the Chinese Five Elements theory, our bodies contain all the elements of the world—wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. When one falls out of balance, the others shift, causing physical pain, anxiety, and emotional disturbance. Licensed acupuncturist Lisa Dunlevy leads a workshop to explore this ancient belief and restore harmony within the body. The class closes with a moving meditation practice to quiet the mind and spirit. Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St. Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. $45; $35 member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 

 
Maria Martin Bachman: Audubon's Assistant

Maria Martin Bachman: Audubon's Assistant


Event Date: 03/03/2015 - 6:00pm




Sure, Audubon paintings adorn our walls, but what do we really know of the man behind them? Let's start with this fact: he didn't work alone; he had an assistant named Maria Martin Bachman. The Charleston Museum hosts Dr. Debra Lindsay, a historian and author who has made the botanical watercolorist her study for the last five years. In addition to Lindsay’s discussion on Bachman’s art and her role as assistant, the lecture showcases sketches from private collections, as well as published images from Birds of America, Audubon’s major work which features Bachman’s watercolor drawings of birds, flowers, and insects. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Tuesday, 6pm. Free. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 
Awendaw Green Barn Jam

Awendaw Green Barn Jam


Event Date: 03/04/2015 - 6:00pm




Find a spot under the oaks every Wednesday evening as local and regional artists alike take the outdoor stage at Awendaw Green in this musical showcase. Bring the kids, leashed-pets, and your own libations and settle into the bohemian, barn-side clearing on the grounds of the Sewee Outpost. Enjoy four to five performances each night as well as wood-fired pizza and other fare from The Roost Bar and Grille. Awendaw Green, 4853 U.S. 17 N, Awendaw. Wednesday, 6-10pm. $5. (843)452-1642, www.awendawgreen.com

 
Female Cuts

Female Cuts


Event Date: 03/05/2015 - 10:00am to 03/30/2015 - 5:00pm




Woodcutting is a complex printmaking technique that involves carving the surface of a block of wood and using ink to make a print of the image. This exhibition, kicking off with a reception on March 6, celebrates this unique craft as well as the proficiency of Charleston's finest female artists. See woodcuts and color prints ranging from early 20th century female artists like Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, and Anna Heyward Taylor, to more contemporary figures like Mary Walker, Kristi Ryba, and Lese Corrigan. Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)722-9868, www.corrigangallery.com

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Battle of Iwo Jima Symposium

Battle of Iwo Jima Symposium


Event Date: 03/05/2015 - 7:00pm




Join the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum aboard the USS Yorktown to remember the 70th anniversary of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima. Hear from the last living Iwo Jima Medal of Honor recipient Hershel Williams USMC alongside William Quinn, SR., USMC, and Marvin Veronee, USNR as they recount their experiences on the small Japanese island with the help of photos and video taken during the attack. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of one of America’s most historic battles. The USS Yorktown, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 7pm. Free. (843)881-5984, www.patriotspoint.org

 
The Radney Foster Band

The Radney Foster Band


Event Date: 03/05/2015 - 8:00pm




Promoting the release of his 2014 album, Everything I Should Have Said, Texas singer-songwriter Radney Foster brings his unique blend of American country music and emotional lyricism to Charleston. His first album in five years, Foster’s latest collection of introspective songs delves into the search for truth. With instruments that might be considered unconventional—a drum kit made up of trash cans—Foster will be joined in his intimate performance by local talents Mac Leaphart and My Ragged Company, along with Mitch Wetherington. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 8pm. $28 day of; $25 advance. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Hessam Abrishami

Hessam Abrishami


Event Date: 03/06/2015 - 5:00pm




Throughout March, the Mary Martin Gallery hosts a one-man show, Faces, featuring the work of Iranian artist Hessam Abrishami. Recognized internationally for his mastery of color, composition, and expressive faces, Hessam has spent the last three decades exhibiting his work internationally at over one hundred one-man shows. Born in Iran, much of Hessam’s works, from paintings to drawings and sculpture, are inspired by defying oppression. The Mary Martin Gallery celebrates the month long exhibition with a reception honoring the artist on March 6th at the Broad Street gallery. Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad St. Friday, 5pm-8pm. Free. (843)723-0303, www.marymartinart.com

 
The Underpants

The Underpants


Event Date: 03/06/2015 - 7:30pm




Poor Louise is thrust into the spotlight when her bloomers fall down in front of the entire town and the parading king of Prussia. Her priggish husband is mortified, while two boarders are seized with lust for the respectable German housewife. Full of innuendos and double entendres, this adult comedy, written by comedian Steve Martin and performed by Charleston Stage, examines gender politics and the “15 minutes of fame” phenomenon in an imaginative and uproarious way. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $54-$23. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

 

 
Outside Mullingar

Outside Mullingar


Event Date: 03/06/2015 - 7:30pm




You know PURE Theatre will do this 2014 Tony nominee for Best Play right! The rom-com by John Patrick Shanley invites us into the lives of Rosemary and Anthony, middle-aged introverts living on neighboring farms in Ireland. Audience members get to follow along as the befuddled pair forge a path to happiness. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $30-$20; $15 student. (843) 723-4444, puretheatre.org

 
Rugged Maniac

Rugged Maniac


Event Date: 03/07/2015 - 9:00am




Think you’ve got what it takes to tackle a 5K? How about one featuring 25 obstacles such as flaming logs, a commando crawl under barbed wire, and a fifty-foot water slide? Kicking off its 22-city tour, the Rugged Maniac obstacle race comes to Boone Hall Plantation to test your limits with its off-road course and reward your efforts with live music, mechanical bulls, food, adult jump castles, and of course, a celebratory beer after the race from Harpoon Brewery. Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 9am-3pm. $100 day of; $89 advance; $10 spectators. (843)884-4371, www.ruggedmaniac.com

 
Edmund's Oast Hosts Alba Huerta

Edmund's Oast Hosts Alba Huerta


Event Date: 03/07/2015 - 4:30pm




Though Edmund’s Oast already boasts a 2015 James Beard Award nomination for Best New Restaurant, an award-winning head bartender, Jayce McConnell, and a dizzying number of beers on tap, the brewpub adds even more star-power to its line up with a visit from Alba Huerta, Imbibe magazine’s 2014 “Bartender of the Year.” Heading the bar programs at Houston watering holes Anvil Bar & Refuge, The Pastry War, and Julep, Huerta travels to Charleston to team up with McConnell for a special Happy Hour drink menu. A raw oyster bar manned by Bryan Rackely of Decatur hot-spot The Kimball House provides light bites. Edmund’s Oast, 1081 Morrison Dr. Saturday, 4:30-6:30pm. Free. (843)727-1145, www.edmundsoast.com

 
Rocket Man: A Tribute to Sir Elton John

Rocket Man: A Tribute to Sir Elton John


Event Date: 03/07/2015 - 8:00pm




It’s gonna be a long, long time before anyone, aside from Sir Elton himself, can top Tokyo Joe’s Rocket Man Tribute. The Columbia-based rock quartet, which includes Charlie Morgan, John’s own drummer for 13 years, honors the six-time Grammy Award-winner with a killer light show, flashy replica costumes, and all the classics from his 40-plus-year career. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 8pm. $25. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.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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Rufous: The Stuff of Life

Rufous: The Stuff of Life


Event Date: 02/12/2015 - 10:00am to 03/28/2015 - 5:00pm




Becca Barnet and Michelle Jewell are breaking ground at Redux as they team up for this exhibition of taxidermy and plush children’s toys. From the adorable to slightly macabre, Becca and Michelle’s animals sit side-by-side for a conversation of uncanny proportions. Rufous: The Stuff of Life opens with an artist’s talk and reception on February 12 at 6 p.m. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St., Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

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Magnolia Plantation Garden of Romance Poetry Contest

Magnolia Plantation Garden of Romance Poetry Contest


Event Date: 02/14/2015 - 8:30am to 03/15/2015 - 4:30pm




Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is on the hunt for the poet who can capture the nation’s only remaining large-scale Romantic-style garden. A panel of judges will award a $500 cash prize to an adult winner and an iPad to an adolescent winner. Submissions are accepted Valentine’s Day through March 15. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Rd. Free. (800)367-3517, www.magnoliaplantation.com

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Tom Stanley Reception and Exhibition

Tom Stanley Reception and Exhibition


Event Date: 02/27/2015 - 5:00pm to 03/13/2015 - 12:00pm




The George Gallery is hosting a reception for the opening of multimedia artist Tom Stanley’s solo exhibit, which will be on view at the Bogard Street gallery through March 13. Featuring selected works on paper and canvas from 2012-2015, the exhibit showcases Stanley’s improvisations with line and shape, the tools of mechanical drawing, Sgraffito, and the ordered process. Stanley previously presented his work along with artist Tim Hussey in a two-man show titled “Figure of Speech” at the Halsey Gallery in 2003. The George Gallery reintroduces Stanley’s work and celebrates his development as a multimedia artist whose work is both accessible and introspective. The George Gallery, 50 Bogard St. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

 
 
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The Princess & The Pea

The Princess & The Pea


Event Date: 02/27/2015 - 7:00pm to 03/08/2015 - 3:00pm




Even with twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds beneath her, this princess just can’t seem to get to sleep. A story of royal sensitivity, watch her toss, turn, and squirm in this hilarious adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale performed by the Sprouts Musical Theatre. Creative Spark Center for the Arts, 757 Long Point Rd. Suite D, Mount Pleasant. Times vary. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. (843)881-3780, www.creativespark.org

 
 
 
 
Terrace Charleston Film Festival

Terrace Charleston Film Festival


Event Date: 03/12/2015 - 7:00pm to 03/15/2015 - 7:00pm




Everyone’s favorite independent theater is keeping things local once again as the Terrace Film Festival returns to the screen for its sixth year. Along with five blocks of short films, the theater will screen three full-length features, Travis Pearson’s America Street, David Weintaub’s Call of the Ancient Mariner, and Thibaut Fagonde’s documentary Overalls and Aprons, which delves into the sustainability of Charleston’s food economy. Two national releases also join the weekend line-up, foreign-film Timbuktu and David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars. The Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Hwy. Show times and prices vary. (843)762-4247, www.terracetheater.com

 

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Bus Stop

Bus Stop


Event Date: 02/27/2015 - 8:00pm to 03/15/2015 - 3:00pm




A snowstorm forces a bus full of passengers to seek shelter in a rural Kansas diner, and the close proximity of so many strong personalities makes for an interesting night. A sassy nightclub singer, a drunken professor, an infatuated young cowboy, and many more distinct characters come together for entanglements of romance and hilarity. Adapted by The Footlight Players, William Inge’s 1955 play offers a charming look into simpler times. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Dates and times vary. $30; $27 military; $20 student. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

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Female Cuts

Female Cuts


Event Date: 03/05/2015 - 10:00am to 03/30/2015 - 5:00pm




Woodcutting is a complex printmaking technique that involves carving the surface of a block of wood and using ink to make a print of the image. This exhibition, kicking off with a reception on March 6, celebrates this unique craft as well as the proficiency of Charleston's finest female artists. See woodcuts and color prints ranging from early 20th century female artists like Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, and Anna Heyward Taylor, to more contemporary figures like Mary Walker, Kristi Ryba, and Lese Corrigan. Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)722-9868, www.corrigangallery.com

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Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic


Event Date: 03/08/2015 - 1:30pm




Get ready for the most adorable event in Charleston. For the sixth year in a row, teddy bears invade Hampton Park to provide a fun-filled day for tots and their families. Live entertainment from John Cusatis, Homespun Hoops, Peace Love Hip Hop, and Becky’s Box of Puppets accompany the army of teddy bears that guests and the park provide. Be on the lookout for a Teddy Care Station for injured bears, face painting, seed planting, cookie decorating, a teddy bear parade and other unbelievably cute activities. Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Dr. Sunday, 1:30pm. Free. (843)724-5003, www.charlestonparksconservancy.org.

 
Music for Strings & Organs

Music for Strings & Organs


Event Date: 03/08/2015 - 3:00pm




The Confederate Home and College has worn many hats over the last two centuries: governor’s mansion, hotel, federal court, home for widows and orphans—and now, intimate performance space, as Chamber Music Charleston takes over for an hour of classical music by Handel, Dvorák, and Borodin. Musicians Murray Somerville, Jenny and Ben Weiss, and Timothy O’Malley deftly combine organ, violin, viola, and cello to fill the halls of this marvelous historical venue before mingling with audience members in a post-performance reception. The Confederate Home, 62 Broad St. Sunday, 3pm. $50. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.com

 
The Sing-Off Live! Tour

The Sing-Off Live! Tour


Event Date: 03/08/2015 - 7:30pm




BC’s top-rated a cappella show, The Sing-Off, hits the road for its second national tour, featuring fan-favorites such as VoicePlay (season 4) and Street Corner Symphony (season 2), while also showcasing Lowcountry talent with an opening performance from a local group. Musical direction is led by Deke Sharon, the sonic mastermind of the hit film Pitch Perfect. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Sunday, 7:30pm. $65-$50. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

 
Tengo Buenos Aires

Tengo Buenos Aires


Event Date: 03/09/2015 - 7:30pm




Grab a rose and get ready for a saucy encounter with acclaimed dance troupe Tango Buenos Aires. Since the 1990s, the company has enraptured audience members with its sensual, fast-paced performances of the Argentinian national dance. The program of the evening, “Song of Eva Perón,” depicts the sensational life of the beloved First Lady, from impoverished origins to unlikely fame and fortune. Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Monday, 7:30pm. $80-$30. (843)727-1216, www.charlestonconcerts.org

 

 
The Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters


Event Date: 03/10/2015 - 7:00pm




Part basketball team, part comedy troupe, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters are unmatched in their ball-handling skills and courtside antics. Bested by the Washington Generals in the past, the Globetrotters are pulling out all the stops and all the trick shots, determined to win as the two teams meet for a rematch. With unrivaled audience interaction and athleticism that will have the whole family cheering, this performance is a slam dunk. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Tuesday, 7pm. $100-$20. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
Santana

Santana


Event Date: 03/10/2015 - 8:00pm




With more than 100 million records sold, 10 Grammy Awards, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Carlos Santana is one of the greatest guitarists of all time—actually number 15 according to Rolling Stone. His latest album, Corazón, is a star-studded affair, a love letter to his Latin roots with performances from Gloria Estefan, Juanes, and Pitbull, among others. While the tour is a solo endeavor, you can count on the man and his band to produce a rip-roaring show for their North Charleston debut. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Tuesday, 8pm. $285-$95. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

 
West Meets East: Asian Art & Design in Europe & The Americas

West Meets East: Asian Art & Design in Europe & The Americas


Event Date: 03/11/2015 - 12:00pm




Journey to the Far East at this five-day symposium hosted by the Charleston Art and Antiques Forum and learn about the many ways that Asian influence has shaped Western art. Seasoned antiques experts, museum collectors, interior designers, and more weigh in on the topic during daytime lectures, evening receptions, and a Bloody Mary party. Old Courtroom, 23 Chalmers St. Wednesday-Sunday, times vary. $630-$595. (800)926-2520, www.charlestonantiquesforum.org

 

 
Awendaw Green Barn Jam

Awendaw Green Barn Jam


Event Date: 03/11/2015 - 6:00pm




Find a spot under the oaks every Wednesday evening as local and regional artists alike take the outdoor stage at Awendaw Green in this musical showcase. Bring the kids, leashed-pets, and your own libations and settle into the bohemian, barn-side clearing on the grounds of the Sewee Outpost. Enjoy four to five performances each night as well as wood-fired pizza and other fare from The Roost Bar and Grille. Awendaw Green, 4853 U.S. 17 N, Awendaw. Wednesday, 6-10pm. $5. (843)452-1642, www.awendawgreen.com

 
The Rise and Fall of Charleston's Trolleys

The Rise and Fall of Charleston's Trolleys


Event Date: 03/11/2015 - 6:00pm




In a city as old as ours is, it’s no surprise that even our trolley system has a colorful past. Charleston County Public Library Historian Dr. Nicholas Butler offers a glimpse into how Charleston’s favored modes of mass transit have changed over the years, from horse-drawn carriages to iron tracks and diesel buses. Learn about the history behind the shuttle buses of the Holy City in this free lecture. Charleston County Public Library, Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Wednesday, 6pm. Free. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org

 
An Evening With Garrison Keillor

An Evening With Garrison Keillor


Event Date: 03/11/2015 - 7:00pm




Master storyteller Garrison Keillor has captivated listeners for decades with his variety show, A Prairie Home Companion. Premiering to a live audience of 12 in 1974, the tongue-in-cheek radio drama now boasts over 17 million followers on more than 900 public stations. Join the radio host and beloved raconteur for an intimate evening of humorous conversation and hilarious anecdotes as he recounts tales about his childhood in the American Midwest, fatherhood, and more. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Wednesday, 7pm. $66-$50. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
"Live From Home Team" Concert Series

"Live From Home Team" Concert Series


Event Date: 03/11/2015 - 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

 
Catch the Leprechaun 5K

Catch the Leprechaun 5K


Event Date: 03/12/2015 - 6:30pm




Make your way through the streets of Mount Pleasant on the heels of a speedy leprechaun, and finish before him to receive a special prize—a pot of gold for the top three runners. After the race, celebrate with food, beer, and live music from the Jefferson Coker Band. All proceeds benefit Pattison’s Academy, which improves the lives of children with multiple disabilities through education and rehabilitation programs. Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Harry Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 6:30pm. $25; $15 child under 12. www.catchtheleprechaun5k.com

 

 
Off the Record Music Festival

Off the Record Music Festival


Event Date: 03/13/2015 - 6:00pm to 03/14/2015 - 10:00pm




If you love music festivals but hate the crowds, Off the Record is for you. Featuring singer/songwriters like Tony Lucca, Ryan Star, Brendan James, Honor By August, and Andrea Nardello, the small size of this festival makes for a uniquely intimate audience experience in view of the Ravenel Bridge. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning for yoga with Tammy Spiewak and noon Bloody Marys with the bands. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Friday & Saturday, times vary. $200. (843)856-0028, www.offtherecordfest.com

 
Art of Design Spring Luncheon

Art of Design Spring Luncheon


Event Date: 03/13/2015 - 11:00am




Hamish Bowles, Vogue’s international editor-at-large, is considered one of the world’s greatest authorities on fashion and interior design and also happens to own one of the largest private collections of vintage clothing on the planet. Hear him speak about his experiences at this luncheon held by the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Women’s Council. Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd. Friday, 11 a.m. $125. (843) 722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

 
Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival

Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival


Event Date: 03/13/2015 - 12:00pm




Put down the remote and experience what it was like to live in a time when information was shared solely by word-of-mouth. This third annual festival brings together the nation’s best storytellers for a weekend of verbal entertainment, from side-splitting anecdotes to traditional folklore to spooky ghost stories. Pre-register online for a special workshop led by Michael Reno Harrell to learn the art of spinning your own yarns. Wragg Square, 342 Meeting St. Friday & Saturday, times vary. $45-$40. (843)805-6930, www.ccpl.org

 

 
Oxygen Ball

Oxygen Ball


Event Date: 03/13/2015 - 6:30pm




Dance and dine at the American Lung Association’s seventh annual Oxygen Ball, a thrilling night of charitable competition. Don your most exotic “Arabian Nights” attire and cheer on local celebrities, paired with professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studio, as they show off fancy footwork. A gourmet plated dinner, as well as live and silent auctions, raises funds to improve lung health and prevent lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd. Friday, 6:30pm. $250. (843)556-8451, www.facebook.com/lungsccoastal

 

 
Project Trio

Project Trio


Event Date: 03/13/2015 - 7:30pm




Beatboxing flutist Greg Pattillo, cellist Eric Stephenson, and double bassist Peter Seymour give chamber music a fresh spin by fusing classical arrangements, hip-hop, jazz, and rock. The ensemble’s version of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf has three million views on YouTube, and its remix of “Inspector Gadget” has 28 million. With three genre-defying concerts to choose from, we think this is an essential family field trip. Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Friday, 7:30pm; Saturday, 11am & 7:30pm. $25; $10 ages two-16. (843)723-7528, www.charlestonsymphony.org

 

 
Art Fest

Art Fest


Event Date: 03/14/2015 - 11:00am




Local music, dance, and visual arts studios take over Mount Pleasant Towne Centre for an array of performances from the area’s most talented budding and professional artists. Interaction with the creatives is encouraged as children explore the many art forms and create their own masterpieces, from jewelry to sand art, among a variety of other crafts. Balloon art, face painting, and a jump castle are a few of the festival’s many activities. Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, 1218 Belk Dr., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 11am-3pm. Free. (843)216-9900, www.comeonovermp.com

 

 
St. Paddy's Pawlooza

St. Paddy's Pawlooza


Event Date: 03/14/2015 - 12:00pm




Put on your luckiest green attire—and dress your pooch, too—for a fun-filled afternoon at the dog park with live music, food trucks, and craft beer. As Irish band The Knock Climb rocks the crowd, indulge in holiday fare and festival favorites like corned beef, bratwurst, and Italian ice. Wannamaker County Park Dog Park, 888 University Blvd., North Charleston. Saturday, noon. $5; free for child under 13/Gold Pass member. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Saint Patrick's Day Block Party & Parade

Saint Patrick's Day Block Party & Parade


Event Date: 03/14/2015 - 12:00pm




If you want to get your St. Patty’s celebration on, head to Park Circle. At noon, a parade kicks off the festivities, streaming through the block party set up on East Montague Avenue between Jenkins and Virginia. Live music plays from three stages, street vendors serve up fare including corned beef and cabbage, and a kids’ zone keeps the little ones occupied. Olde Village Business District, East Montague Ave., North Charleston. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Free. (843) 740-2538, northcharleston.org

 
The Rise and Fall of Charleston's Trolleys

The Rise and Fall of Charleston's Trolleys


Event Date: 03/14/2015 - 1:00pm




In a city as old as ours is, it’s no surprise that even our trolley system has a colorful past. Charleston County Public Library Historian Dr. Nicholas Butler offers a glimpse into how Charleston’s favored modes of mass transit have changed over the years, from horse-drawn carriages to iron tracks and diesel buses. Learn about the history behind the shuttle buses of the Holy City in this free lecture. Charleston County Public Library, Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Saturday, 1pm. Free. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org

 
Charleston Heart Ball

Charleston Heart Ball


Event Date: 03/14/2015 - 6:00pm




Charleston Heart Ball is all about celebrating life, as the American Heart Association honors donors and volunteers who have made a difference. Enjoy fine dining and live entertainment while bidding on your favorite auction items—perhaps a piece of art, rare wine, or the vacation of a lifetime. All proceeds from the evening help to combat cardiovascular disease and stroke. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Saturday, 6pm. $250. (843)480-4915, www.charlestonscheartball.ahaevents.org

 

 
Nameless Numberhead

Nameless Numberhead


Event Date: 03/14/2015 - 10:00pm




Comedians Henry Riggs and Maari Suorsa have left Chicago to call Charleston home and are bringing their big bag of jokes and nonsense with them. You’ll get more than a chuckle from this dynamic duo as they put on a variety of short sketches mocking the modern world, exploring wacky themes and off the wall topics. Be sure to give these jokesters a big Southern welcome on opening night! Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Saturday, 10pm. $5. (843)853-6687, www.theatre99.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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Rufous: The Stuff of Life

Rufous: The Stuff of Life


Event Date: 02/12/2015 - 10:00am to 03/28/2015 - 5:00pm




Becca Barnet and Michelle Jewell are breaking ground at Redux as they team up for this exhibition of taxidermy and plush children’s toys. From the adorable to slightly macabre, Becca and Michelle’s animals sit side-by-side for a conversation of uncanny proportions. Rufous: The Stuff of Life opens with an artist’s talk and reception on February 12 at 6 p.m. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St., Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

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Magnolia Plantation Garden of Romance Poetry Contest

Magnolia Plantation Garden of Romance Poetry Contest


Event Date: 02/14/2015 - 8:30am to 03/15/2015 - 4:30pm




Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is on the hunt for the poet who can capture the nation’s only remaining large-scale Romantic-style garden. A panel of judges will award a $500 cash prize to an adult winner and an iPad to an adolescent winner. Submissions are accepted Valentine’s Day through March 15. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Rd. Free. (800)367-3517, www.magnoliaplantation.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bus Stop

Bus Stop


Event Date: 02/27/2015 - 8:00pm to 03/15/2015 - 3:00pm




A snowstorm forces a bus full of passengers to seek shelter in a rural Kansas diner, and the close proximity of so many strong personalities makes for an interesting night. A sassy nightclub singer, a drunken professor, an infatuated young cowboy, and many more distinct characters come together for entanglements of romance and hilarity. Adapted by The Footlight Players, William Inge’s 1955 play offers a charming look into simpler times. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Dates and times vary. $30; $27 military; $20 student. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Female Cuts

Female Cuts


Event Date: 03/05/2015 - 10:00am to 03/30/2015 - 5:00pm




Woodcutting is a complex printmaking technique that involves carving the surface of a block of wood and using ink to make a print of the image. This exhibition, kicking off with a reception on March 6, celebrates this unique craft as well as the proficiency of Charleston's finest female artists. See woodcuts and color prints ranging from early 20th century female artists like Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, and Anna Heyward Taylor, to more contemporary figures like Mary Walker, Kristi Ryba, and Lese Corrigan. Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)722-9868, www.corrigangallery.com

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Terrace Charleston Film Festival

Terrace Charleston Film Festival


Event Date: 03/12/2015 - 7:00pm to 03/15/2015 - 7:00pm




Everyone’s favorite independent theater is keeping things local once again as the Terrace Film Festival returns to the screen for its sixth year. Along with five blocks of short films, the theater will screen three full-length features, Travis Pearson’s America Street, David Weintaub’s Call of the Ancient Mariner, and Thibaut Fagonde’s documentary Overalls and Aprons, which delves into the sustainability of Charleston’s food economy. Two national releases also join the weekend line-up, foreign-film Timbuktu and David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars. The Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Hwy. Show times and prices vary. (843)762-4247, www.terracetheater.com

 

 
Harvard Glee Club

Harvard Glee Club


Event Date: 03/16/2015 - 7:30pm




The oldest American college chorus comes to Charleston and you won’t Aca-believe their performance. The 60-member, all-male ensemble was founded in 1858 and boasts such notable alumni as Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Their wide range of repertoire spans from the musical traditions of the Renaissance to works by Schubert and Brahms. All ticket proceeds benefit the Community Outreach Fund of the Unitarian Church in Charleston. The Unitarian Church, 4 Archdale St. Monday, 7:30pm. $10; Free for senior/student with ID. (843)723-4617, www.charlestonuu.org

 
Money Rocks

Money Rocks


Event Date: 03/17/2015 - 8:00am




It’s easy to get excited about money. But learning to manage it? That’s a different story. This free, interactive seminar teaches 12- to 21-year-olds how to keep track of finances, save for the future, invest, and develop valuable career skills in sessions catered to each age group. Parents get educated, too, with workshops on credit, coupons, and home ownership. Charleston Southern University, 9200 University Blvd. Saturday, 8am-2pm. Free. (843)735-7855, www.moneyrockscharleston.com

 

 
Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week®

Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week®


Event Date: 03/17/2015 - 12:00pm




Lights, camera, fashion! Emerging East Coast designers and models come together for five days of festivities including more than 35 runway shows, the Spring Bridal Show, and the Rock the Runway model competition. With fabulous interactive entertainment and after-parties, Charleston Fashion Week is the place to be. Marion Square, Calhoun & King St. Tuesday-Saturday, times vary. $305-$45. (800)514-3849, www.charlestonfashionweek.com

 

 
Historic Charleston Foundation Fashion Week

Historic Charleston Foundation Fashion Week


Event Date: 03/18/2015 - 3:30pm




Before you check out the runways at Charleston Fashion Week, drop your mini-fashionistas off at the Nathaniel Russell House for their own style adventure. After a quick tour of the historical home and a browse through 18th- and 19th-century period garments, participants create their own designs via a paper-doll craft. Nathaniel Russell House, 51 Meeting St. Wednesday, 3:30-4:30pm. $8 ages four-12; free for member. (843)724-8491, www.historiccharleston.org

 

 
Awendaw Green Barn Jam

Awendaw Green Barn Jam


Event Date: 03/18/2015 - 6:00pm




Find a spot under the oaks every Wednesday evening as local and regional artists alike take the outdoor stage at Awendaw Green in this musical showcase. Bring the kids, leashed-pets, and your own libations and settle into the bohemian, barn-side clearing on the grounds of the Sewee Outpost. Enjoy four to five performances each night as well as wood-fired pizza and other fare from The Roost Bar and Grille. Awendaw Green, 4853 U.S. 17 N, Awendaw. Wednesday, 6-10pm. $5. (843)452-1642, www.awendawgreen.com

 
Festival of Houses & Gardens

Festival of Houses & Gardens


Event Date: 03/19/2015 - 12:00pm




It’s fun to be a tourist in your own town, especially one with as much history as Charleston. Explore the beauty of the historic district in this series of award-winning tours, which opens up elegant private houses and gardens to the general public. Walks, concerts, roasts, boat cruises, wine tastings, and luncheon lectures are all a part of this month-long festival. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org

 

 
Debussy's La Mer

Debussy's La Mer


Event Date: 03/19/2015 - 6:30pm




The Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks Series continues with a performance of one of Debussy’s most influential works, conducted by Edward Polochick. French for “the sea,” La Mer is structured in three symphonic sketches depicting the wind and waves of the ocean. The program also features Bedrich Smetana’s overture to The Bartered Bride and Chorus of Villagers, Antonín Dvorák’s Te Deum, and Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Catch pre-concert conversations concerning the history of the pieces and their composers starting at 6:30 p.m. Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm. $74-$20. (843)723-7528, www.charlestonsymphony.org

 

 
Third Day

Third Day


Event Date: 03/19/2015 - 7:00pm




Southern rock meets Christian doxology in Lead Us Back, Third Day’s first worship offering in more than a decade. Since its formation in the 1990s, the rock quartet has been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, sold more than 10 million albums, and taken home four Grammy Awards, as well as numerous Gospel Music Awards. For their “Soul On Fire” tour, the Billboard veterans are joined by Ellie Holcomb, whose debut LP, As Sure As The Sun, was named one of the most uplifting of 2014 by Buzzfeed. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday, 7pm. $89-$28. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

 
Tape

Tape


Event Date: 03/19/2015 - 8:00pm




When three high-school friends reunite in a motel room, they exchange more than scrapbooks and “where are they now” tales. Written by Stephen Belber, this three-man show continues the Threshold Repertory Theatre’s fifth season with a story of deceit, suspense, and one twisted love triangle. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $25; $20 senior; $15 student. (843)277-2172, www.charlestontheater.com

 

 
Charleston Antiques Show

Charleston Antiques Show


Event Date: 03/20/2015 - 11:00am




Peruse European and American furnishings, fine art, jewelry, and more from the 17th to 20th centuries at the 12th annual Charleston Antiques Show. The rich cultural and historical fabric of Charleston makes it the ideal location for collectors and enthusiasts to converge for a weekend of antiquing. Many items will find new homes, but even if you aren’t interested in buying, this one-of-a-kind show promises to be fun and educational. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. $15 for three-day pass. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org

 

 
Gibbes on the Go: Brookgreen Gardens

Gibbes on the Go: Brookgreen Gardens


Event Date: 03/21/2015 - 9:30am




The perfect setting to contemplate life, beauty, and harmony, Brookgreen Gardens offers nature and art to all who walk its trails. Take a tour led by Gibbes Museum staff through the budding flora and nearly 1,400 sculptural works by Anna Hyatt Huntington, Charlotte Dunwiddie, Marilyn Newmark, and hundreds of others. Explore the history of the horse in the exhibition “Equine Spirit: The Horse in American Art,” and cap off the day at Brookgreen’s own Pavilion Restaurant. Ticket includes lunch. Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet. Saturday, 9:30am. $60; $50 member. (843)235-6000, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 

 
An Interwoven History: Textiles and Decorative Arts

An Interwoven History: Textiles and Decorative Arts


Event Date: 03/21/2015 - 10:30am




You are what you eat and the same applies to fashion. If the quality of fabric is lacking, you can’t expect your garment to hold up under scrutiny. Join Historic Charleston Foundation Curator, Brandy S. Culp and The Charleston Museum’s Chief Curator Grahame Long for a close look at textiles, including extremely rare 18th and 19th century fabrics. Then, view the fabrics as they come to life at Rivers Collection, a private holding of fine and decorative arts that boasts exceptional needlework, furniture, and silver. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Saturday, 10:30am. $60. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org

 
Battle of Charleston Harbor

Battle of Charleston Harbor


Event Date: 03/21/2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm




Veterans and active duty soldiers who lost limbs post-9/11 demonstrate resilience and hope in a softball match up versus Citadel Baseball Alumni. Join the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team for their first game in South Carolina. Donations benefit WWAST, Carolina Children’s Charity, Limbs Without Limits, and the Charleston Miracle League. Joe Riley Stadium, 360 Fishburne St. Saturday, 11am-12:30pm. Free. (843)723-7241, www.wwastcharlestonsc.com  

 

 
Hope on Goat

Hope on Goat


Event Date: 03/21/2015 - 2:00pm




Embark on an afternoon adventure with the sixth annual Hope on Goat benefit supporting the Callen-Lacey Center for Children. After catching a ferry from the Isle of Palms Marina to Goat Island, indulge in local oysters steamed over an open fire, fresh fish stew, hot dogs, and desserts, all while unwinding to rock and reggae tunes from Red Dog Ramblers and other music makers. Bring your own chair and cooler for added bliss while the kids are busy with their own on-site activities. Isle of Palms Marina, 50 41st Ave., Isle of Palms. Saturday, 2-6pm. $45; free for child under 10. (843)266-5200, www.cydc.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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Rufous: The Stuff of Life

Rufous: The Stuff of Life


Event Date: 02/12/2015 - 10:00am to 03/28/2015 - 5:00pm




Becca Barnet and Michelle Jewell are breaking ground at Redux as they team up for this exhibition of taxidermy and plush children’s toys. From the adorable to slightly macabre, Becca and Michelle’s animals sit side-by-side for a conversation of uncanny proportions. Rufous: The Stuff of Life opens with an artist’s talk and reception on February 12 at 6 p.m. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St., Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 
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Female Cuts

Female Cuts


Event Date: 03/05/2015 - 10:00am to 03/30/2015 - 5:00pm




Woodcutting is a complex printmaking technique that involves carving the surface of a block of wood and using ink to make a print of the image. This exhibition, kicking off with a reception on March 6, celebrates this unique craft as well as the proficiency of Charleston's finest female artists. See woodcuts and color prints ranging from early 20th century female artists like Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, and Anna Heyward Taylor, to more contemporary figures like Mary Walker, Kristi Ryba, and Lese Corrigan. Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)722-9868, www.corrigangallery.com

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Charleston Bed Race

Charleston Bed Race


Event Date: 03/22/2015 - 1:00pm




In this comical race, participants deck out beds on wheels with flamboyant adornments and roll away two at a time to the finish line. There are fun awards for everything from fastest and slowest bed, to most outrageously decorated, and even a “What Were You Thinking?” category. Funds raised go to Camp Happy Days, which enables children fighting cancer to attend summer camp and other life-changing programs. The excitement lasts all afternoon with a beer garden, food trucks, and vendors. Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Dr., Daniel Island. Sunday, 1pm. $125 per bed. (843)571-4394, www.charlestonbedrace.com

 

 
Shakey Graves

Shakey Graves


Event Date: 03/22/2015 - 8:00pm




If you saw Shovels & Rope at the Music Hall last winter, you with any luck caught opening act Shakey Graves, a one-man band incorporating soulful voice, guitar, and kick drum. Now the Texan, named Alejandro Rose-Garcia, returns to promote his second album, And the War Came. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Sunday, 8 p.m. $20; $18 advance. (843) 853-2252, charlestonmusichall.com

 

 
Sarah Mclachlan

Sarah Mclachlan


Event Date: 03/22/2015 - 8:00pm




Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer and pianist Sarah McLachlan has reached audiences for nearly three decades with her ethereal, emotional ballads. Her North Charleston performance covers past hits—you might catch “Building a Mystery” or “Last Dance”—and tracks from her 2014 album, Shine On, which explores her journey navigating the death of her father, as well as discovering new love and experiencing the highs and lows of parenting. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Sunday, 8pm. $95-$60. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
Needtobreathe Classic

Needtobreathe Classic


Event Date: 03/23/2015 - 11:00am




Hit the links for a good cause with three-time Grammy Award-winning Southern rock band NEEDTOBREATHE and the Commonwealth Cares Foundation. Players tee it up alongside celebrity guests from the NFL and MLB, as well as the music industry. In the evening, enjoy an after-party complete with a live auction, gourmet food, and an exclusive concert, all in support of Palmetto Medical Initiative and its mission to provide quality healthcare in developing countries. Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island. Monday, 11am golf; 6pm after-party. $2,500 team of four; $625 individual. (843)884-4545, www.commonwealthcares.org

 

 
The Mullet Haul

The Mullet Haul


Event Date: 03/23/2015 - 11:00am




Sport your jorts and primp that mullet for the finest redneck race around. After tearing through your five- or 10-mile run, stick around for the post-race party featuring delicious food, cold brews, live music, and the much-coveted award for Best Mullet. Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, 2662 Mullet Hall Rd., John’s Island. Saturday, 8:30am. $44-$28. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 

 
Nickelback

Nickelback


Event Date: 03/24/2015 - 7:30pm




We still can’t get Nickelback’s best-selling single “How You Remind Me” out of our heads, and critics agree—it was ranked as Billboard’s top rock song of the decade for the ’00s. But the grunge-rock group has been up to quite a bit since then, releasing five records and numerous top-20 singles. In promotion of their eighth full-length album, No Fixed Address, the Canadian rockers embark on a tour of the same name, stopping in 61 cities across North America. With the lead single titled “Edge of a Revolution,” the band is poised for just that. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Tuesday, 7:30pm. $80-$25. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

 
STOMP

STOMP


Event Date: 03/24/2015 - 7:30pm




International percussion phenomenon STOMP finds music in the everyday, using unconventional instruments—matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, and hubcaps—to accompany electric choreography and slapstick comedy. Adding two routines to the energetic and physical performance, the eight-member troupe finds new sounds in giant tractor tires, shopping carts, and paint cans. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Tuesday & Wednesday, 7:30pm. $75-$40. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

 
Awendaw Green Barn Jam

Awendaw Green Barn Jam


Event Date: 03/25/2015 - 6:00pm




Find a spot under the oaks every Wednesday evening as local and regional artists alike take the outdoor stage at Awendaw Green in this musical showcase. Bring the kids, leashed-pets, and your own libations and settle into the bohemian, barn-side clearing on the grounds of the Sewee Outpost. Enjoy four to five performances each night as well as wood-fired pizza and other fare from The Roost Bar and Grille. Awendaw Green, 4853 U.S. 17 N, Awendaw. Wednesday, 6-10pm. $5. (843)452-1642, www.awendawgreen.com

 
YogaPop 4: Inspire

YogaPop 4: Inspire


Event Date: 03/26/2015 - 6:15pm




Stretch out those muscles! International yoga instructor and Charleston resident Kathryn Budig helps you relax in a class designed to aid flexibility and center the breath just in time for the Cooper River Bridge Run. Afterwards, enjoy live music from Regina Ferguson and Johnny Shields and shop at artisan vendor stands in the Yoga Village. The Visitor Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St. Thursday, 6:15pm doors; 7pm class. $32-$15, www.yogapop.org

 

 
Classics, Cocktails & The Cooper

Classics, Cocktails & The Cooper


Event Date: 03/26/2015 - 6:30pm




Spend an evening aboard the Spirit of the Lowcountry as you cruise the Charleston harbor to benefit Chamber Music Charleston. Dinner and drinks will be accompanied by a concert of classical music from the talented musicians of Chamber Music Charleston, followed by a live auction with auctioneer Tom Crawford. A dessert course is a sweet end to the night before returning to the dock. Aquarium Wharf, 360 Concord St. Thursday, 6:30pm. $125. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.com

 
The Crazyhorse Reading Series

The Crazyhorse Reading Series


Event Date: 03/26/2015 - 7:00pm




Ever seen the movie Feast of Love starring Morgan Freeman? You have acclaimed author Charles Barker to thank for its inception. The tome, a National Book Award finalist, is one of five novels penned by the University of Minnesota professor, who comes to Charleston laden with stories, poems, and insight for the latest installment of the College of Charleston’s Crazyhorse Reading Series. Randolph Hall, Alumni Memorial Hall, College of Charleston, 66 George St. Thursday, 7pm. Free. (843)953-4470, www.crazyhorse.cofc.edu

 

 
John Mellenkamp

John Mellenkamp


Event Date: 03/26/2015 - 7:30pm




John Mellencamp is still going strong after nearly 40 years in the spotlight. This past fall, the inimitable roots rocker released his 22nd studio album and announced a massive North American tour to promote it. Plain Spoken is an introspective record, covering topics like heartbreak and past failure with stripped-down acoustic arrangements. The “Cougar” era more to your liking? Don’t worry, the show still includes old favorites. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday, 7:30pm. $120-$40. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

 
Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay!

Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay!


Event Date: 03/27/2015 - 7:00pm to 03/29/2015 - 7:00pm




Producers, writers, directors, and choreographers Brad and Jennifer Moranz have been staple Charleston entertainers since 1995. Their latest show will appeal to lovers of all things retro; hear rock and roll classics like “It’s My Party” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” in this classic story of teen romance. Enjoy dinner with the show for $68, which includes a prix-fixe menu from nearby Italian bistro Vincent Chicco’s. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday-Sunday, 7pm. $34; $31 senior/military/group of 15 or more; $28 student; $16 child 12 and under. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

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Flowertown Festival

Flowertown Festival


Event Date: 03/27/2015 - 12:00pm




Ranked one of the top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, the YMCA Flowertown Festival helps us forget there ever was a winter. Amidst hot pink azaleas, purple wisteria, and delicate white dogwoods, this three-day festival features over 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the country, delicious food, and fun activities and rides. Azalea Park, 105 W. 5th S. St., Summerville. Friday-Sunday, times vary. Free. (843)871-9622, www.flowertownfestival.org

 

 
Cooper River Bridge Run

Cooper River Bridge Run


Event Date: 03/28/2015 - 8:00am




What could be more motivating than 40,000 people running with you? Maybe it’s having American Idol blues-rock singer Taylor Hicks and two dozen other performers serenade you; competing for a $10,000 prize for the top male and female runners; or for the philanthropically-minded, knowing proceeds benefit 15 different charities. Sounds like you have plenty of reasons to achieve your personal best in the country’s third-biggest 10K. Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 8am. $55. (843)856-1949, www.bridgerun.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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Female Cuts

Female Cuts


Event Date: 03/05/2015 - 10:00am to 03/30/2015 - 5:00pm




Woodcutting is a complex printmaking technique that involves carving the surface of a block of wood and using ink to make a print of the image. This exhibition, kicking off with a reception on March 6, celebrates this unique craft as well as the proficiency of Charleston's finest female artists. See woodcuts and color prints ranging from early 20th century female artists like Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, and Anna Heyward Taylor, to more contemporary figures like Mary Walker, Kristi Ryba, and Lese Corrigan. Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)722-9868, www.corrigangallery.com

 
Matt Kearney

Matt Kearney


Event Date: 03/31/2015 - 7:30pm




Mat Kearney hasn’t forgotten his humble Oregon roots, even after receiving widespread recognition and critical acclaim for his 2006 album Nothing Left to Lose. In fact, the singer-songwriter’s February release, Just Kids, is a celebration of that Northwest childhood. For this Charleston performance, Kearney shares past chart-topping hits and promising new singles like “Heartless,” a pop-folk song with the kind of hook that’ll have you at first listen. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Tuesday, 7:30pm. $35. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
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Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay!

Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay!


Event Date: 03/27/2015 - 7:00pm to 03/29/2015 - 7:00pm




Producers, writers, directors, and choreographers Brad and Jennifer Moranz have been staple Charleston entertainers since 1995. Their latest show will appeal to lovers of all things retro; hear rock and roll classics like “It’s My Party” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” in this classic story of teen romance. Enjoy dinner with the show for $68, which includes a prix-fixe menu from nearby Italian bistro Vincent Chicco’s. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday-Sunday, 7pm. $34; $31 senior/military/group of 15 or more; $28 student; $16 child 12 and under. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
 
Lowcountry Cajun Festival

Lowcountry Cajun Festival


Event Date: 03/29/2015 - 12:00pm




A taste of Louisiana in the Lowcountry, this year’s festival of ragin’ Cajun family fun offers the best of the bayou, from zydeco music to jambalaya. Enjoy authentic Cajun and Creole fare from alligator to ettouffe, get down on the crawfish-eating contest, or stick to Lowcountry favorites like seafood and Southern barbecue. Hot food and even hotter music from Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys and the Roux du Bayou Cajun Band transport you to the Big Easy. James Island County Park, 861 Riverland Dr., James Island. Sunday, noon-6pm. $15; free for child under 13/Gold Pass member. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 

 




UPCOMING EVENTS

03/02/2015 - 10:00am

Karen Weihs lays palette knife to canvas with calculated and colorful strokes in her newest exhibition. A sought-after colorist, the Charleston native is most known for her bold perspective when rendering abstracted seascape oil paintings. With more than 20 new works displayed by the artist, “Shifting Horizons” nods to the Lowcountry while exploring many possibilities of expression. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

03/02/2015 - 7:30pm

Throwback to the 1970s, when any given concert by Pink Floyd might include a giant pig blimp or a 45-foot wall crumbling to the stage. While Pink Floyd cannot be replicated, these stunts can be by the six musicians comprising The Pink Floyd Experience. With mind-blowing psychedelic rock and a $2.5-million light show, they bring a one-of-a-kind concert that caters to newbies and die-hard Floydians alike. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Monday, 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show. $45-$35. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 

03/03/2015 - 5:30pm

According to the Chinese Five Elements theory, our bodies contain all the elements of the world—wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. When one falls out of balance, the others shift, causing physical pain, anxiety, and emotional disturbance. Licensed acupuncturist Lisa Dunlevy leads a workshop to explore this ancient belief and restore harmony within the body. The class closes with a moving meditation practice to quiet the mind and spirit. Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St. Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. $45; $35 member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 

03/03/2015 - 6:00pm

Sure, Audubon paintings adorn our walls, but what do we really know of the man behind them? Let's start with this fact: he didn't work alone; he had an assistant named Maria Martin Bachman. The Charleston Museum hosts Dr. Debra Lindsay, a historian and author who has made the botanical watercolorist her study for the last five years. In addition to Lindsay’s discussion on Bachman’s art and her role as assistant, the lecture showcases sketches from private collections, as well as published images from Birds of America, Audubon’s major work which features Bachman’s watercolor drawings of birds, flowers, and insects. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Tuesday, 6pm. Free. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

03/04/2015 - 6:00pm

Find a spot under the oaks every Wednesday evening as local and regional artists alike take the outdoor stage at Awendaw Green in this musical showcase. Bring the kids, leashed-pets, and your own libations and settle into the bohemian, barn-side clearing on the grounds of the Sewee Outpost. Enjoy four to five performances each night as well as wood-fired pizza and other fare from The Roost Bar and Grille. Awendaw Green, 4853 U.S. 17 N, Awendaw. Wednesday, 6-10pm. $5. (843)452-1642, www.awendawgreen.com

03/05/2015 - 10:00am to 03/30/2015 - 5:00pm

Woodcutting is a complex printmaking technique that involves carving the surface of a block of wood and using ink to make a print of the image. This exhibition, kicking off with a reception on March 6, celebrates this unique craft as well as the proficiency of Charleston's finest female artists. See woodcuts and color prints ranging from early 20th century female artists like Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, and Anna Heyward Taylor, to more contemporary figures like Mary Walker, Kristi Ryba, and Lese Corrigan. Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)722-9868, www.corrigangallery.com

03/05/2015 - 7:00pm

Join the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum aboard the USS Yorktown to remember the 70th anniversary of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima. Hear from the last living Iwo Jima Medal of Honor recipient Hershel Williams USMC alongside William Quinn, SR., USMC, and Marvin Veronee, USNR as they recount their experiences on the small Japanese island with the help of photos and video taken during the attack. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of one of America’s most historic battles. The USS Yorktown, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 7pm. Free. (843)881-5984, www.patriotspoint.org

03/05/2015 - 8:00pm

Promoting the release of his 2014 album, Everything I Should Have Said, Texas singer-songwriter Radney Foster brings his unique blend of American country music and emotional lyricism to Charleston. His first album in five years, Foster’s latest collection of introspective songs delves into the search for truth. With instruments that might be considered unconventional—a drum kit made up of trash cans—Foster will be joined in his intimate performance by local talents Mac Leaphart and My Ragged Company, along with Mitch Wetherington. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 8pm. $28 day of; $25 advance. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

03/06/2015 - 5:00pm

Throughout March, the Mary Martin Gallery hosts a one-man show, Faces, featuring the work of Iranian artist Hessam Abrishami. Recognized internationally for his mastery of color, composition, and expressive faces, Hessam has spent the last three decades exhibiting his work internationally at over one hundred one-man shows. Born in Iran, much of Hessam’s works, from paintings to drawings and sculpture, are inspired by defying oppression. The Mary Martin Gallery celebrates the month long exhibition with a reception honoring the artist on March 6th at the Broad Street gallery. Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad St. Friday, 5pm-8pm. Free. (843)723-0303, www.marymartinart.com

03/06/2015 - 7:30pm

You know PURE Theatre will do this 2014 Tony nominee for Best Play right! The rom-com by John Patrick Shanley invites us into the lives of Rosemary and Anthony, middle-aged introverts living on neighboring farms in Ireland. Audience members get to follow along as the befuddled pair forge a path to happiness. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $30-$20; $15 student. (843) 723-4444, puretheatre.org

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