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Fashion in Fiction

Fashion in Fiction


Event Date: 12/19/2013 - 9:00am to 04/06/2014 - 5:00pm




You’ll enjoy this fashion exhibit as much as you love your favorite novel, that’s because the images and textiles on display are straight out of literary works from the early 19th and 20th centuries. Take an afternoon to get lost in this visual tale. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Thursday, 9am-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 

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RENT

RENT


Event Date: 02/01/2014 - 3:00pm to 02/02/2014 - 3:00pm




 

Winner of the Tony Award for best musical and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, RENT has become a pop culture phenomenon, with powerful music and a narrative that resonates with audiences of all ages. Now the Flowertown Players present their production of the groundbreaking musical which follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians as they struggle to survive in NYC while negotiating their dreams and learning to live for the moment. James F. Dean Theatre, 133 South Main St., Summerville. Saturday & Sunday, 3pm & 8pm. $25. (843)875-9251, www.flowertownplayers.org

 

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Save the Light Half-Marathon

Save the Light Half-Marathon


Event Date: 02/01/2014 - 8:30am




Since 1938, more than 1,600 feet of land surrounding the Morris Island Lighthouse (completed in 1876) has been lost. Help prevent the historic beacon from completely vanishing in the sea by racing in the USATF Save the Light Half-Marathon and 5K. Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave., Folly Beach. Saturday, 8:30am. $50 half-marathon; $30 5K. www.savethelight.org

 

 
Go Red Heart 5K

Go Red Heart 5K


Event Date: 02/01/2014 - 9:00am




Did you know heart disease is the number one cause of death among women? Promote a heart-healthy lifestyle for the entire family and support Go Red for Women at this 5K run/walk. Be sure to wear your best red attire—there will be prizes for the best-dressed participants at the post race celebration, as well as music, raffles, fruit, and bagels. Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina Pavilion, 20 Patriots Point Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 9am. $40-$35. www.muschealth.com/goredrun

 
DeathTrap

DeathTrap


Event Date: 02/01/2014 - 3:00pm




February 1, 6-9, & 13-16 

Written in 1978, playwright Ira Levin’s Deathtrap—a Tony Award-winning best play—tracks the life of a playwright following a series of flops. When the opportunity presents itself for the protagonist to steal another playwrights’ work, thrills and laughs fall into place in this five-character comedy. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Days vary, 3pm & 8pm. $25; $20 senior; $15 student; $12 child under 12. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

 
Young Africans Children’s Choir

Young Africans Children’s Choir


Event Date: 02/01/2014 - 6:00pm




Featuring singers and dancers from Kenya and Uganda, the Young Africans Children’s Choir showcases a Stomp-inspired performance that highlights unique African instruments. All donations from the show support Music for Life, a nonprofit that provides funding for 12 million orphans who lost their parents to the AIDS pandemic. Grace United Methodist Church, 1601 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Saturday, 6pm. Free. (843)766-1621, www.africanchildrenschoir.com

 
Blue Oyster Bash

Blue Oyster Bash


Event Date: 02/01/2014 - 7:00pm




Jam out to country-rockers The Blue Dogs while enjoying great food, cold drinks, and terrific company. Proceeds from this family-friendly event benefit Friends of MUSC Children’s Hospital, so be sure to check out the fantastic auction items including artwork by local artists. Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Saturday, 7-11pm. $60. (843)792-2624, www.friendsofmuscchildrenshospital.org

 

 
Groundhog Day Benefit Concert

Groundhog Day Benefit Concert


Event Date: 02/01/2014 - 7:00pm




Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, Lindsay Holler, Stephanie Underhill, Joel Hamilton, Rachel Kate, and Michael Flynn: Did those names get your attention? Well you’ll get to see each and every one of them performing at this Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art fundraiser, backed by “house band” The Opposite of a Train (Bill Carson, Nathan Koci, and Ron Wiltrout) with special guests Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, Wilton Elder, Clint Fore, and John Cobb. That’s a serious collection of talent to celebrate the Halsey’s 30th anniversary, plus the holiday forever redefined by Charleston’s own Bill Murray. The evening begins with the premiere of a Lunch & Recess-produced micro-documentary about the Halsey. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 7 p.m. $50 VIP; $30 orchestra section; $20 gallery section; $15 student. www.halsey.cofc.edu

 
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Fashion in Fiction

Fashion in Fiction


Event Date: 12/19/2013 - 9:00am to 04/06/2014 - 5:00pm




You’ll enjoy this fashion exhibit as much as you love your favorite novel, that’s because the images and textiles on display are straight out of literary works from the early 19th and 20th centuries. Take an afternoon to get lost in this visual tale. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Thursday, 9am-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 

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RENT

RENT


Event Date: 02/01/2014 - 3:00pm to 02/02/2014 - 3:00pm




 

Winner of the Tony Award for best musical and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, RENT has become a pop culture phenomenon, with powerful music and a narrative that resonates with audiences of all ages. Now the Flowertown Players present their production of the groundbreaking musical which follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians as they struggle to survive in NYC while negotiating their dreams and learning to live for the moment. James F. Dean Theatre, 133 South Main St., Summerville. Saturday & Sunday, 3pm & 8pm. $25. (843)875-9251, www.flowertownplayers.org

 

 
Charleston Mardi Gras

Charleston Mardi Gras


Event Date: 02/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 02/09/2014 - 9:00pm




Craving fried alligator, boiled crawfish, and an authentic pig roast? Mardi Gras returns to the East Coast for a fifth year of glitz and grandeur—including traditional Creole eats—during this week-long affair showing the culture and excitement of “Carnival season“ while benefiting local businesses and charities. Prepare for parades, art showings, street fairs, live music, and a Grand Masquerade Ball. Locations vary. Saturday-Sunday, times vary. $150-$20. (843)408-5261, www.charlestonmardigras.com 

 

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Intro to Kayak Rescues

Intro to Kayak Rescues


Event Date: 02/04/2014 - 6:00pm to 02/06/2014 - 8:00pm




You don’t want to get caught in a sticky situation when you’re kayaking in a rough environment. Learn safety techniques in a controlled environment so you feel comfortable and excited on your next outdoor adventure. St. Andrews Family Fitness Center, 1642 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Tuesday & Thursday, 6-8pm. $48; $40 Charleston County resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
”Jim Victor: Abstract Core”

”Jim Victor: Abstract Core”


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 10:00am to 02/28/2014 - 6:00pm




Abstract painter Jim Victor approaches art from the perspective of an emotional experience. ”Look at what feelings it provokes in you,” he asks of visitors to his Michael Mitchell Gallery event. The Spoleto poster alum has been recognized as a leader in the Charleston contemporary arts movement. Join an opening reception February 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Michael Mitchell Gallery, 438 King St. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)564-0034, www.michaelmitchellcharleston.com

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EARLY CONNECTIONS

EARLY CONNECTIONS


Event Date: 02/05/2014 - 10:00am to 02/26/2014 - 10:30am




Each Wednesday, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry invites the littlest patrons, ages newborn to three, to stop by for special programming. Jessica Shields Flowers teaches caregivers how to enhance connections to improve a child’s attention span and cooperation through games and play. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. Wednesday, 10-10:30am. $10; $8 SC resident; free for child under one. (843)853-8962, www.explorecml.org

 

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Chart a Course for Children

Chart a Course for Children


Event Date: 02/06/2014 - 6:00pm




The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center has raised more than $1.2 million since 2001 to aid abused children and their families. Help them continue their life-changing work at the 13th annual Chart a Course for Children. Guests enjoy cocktails and appetizers while bidding on fantastic silent auction items. Then indulge in a three-course dinner during the live auction, featuring dreamy vacations, exclusive dining opportunities, and fine original art. Fleet Landing Restaurant, 186 Concord St. Thursday, 6-11pm. $175. (843)723-3600, www.dnlcc.org

 
Yellowcard

Yellowcard


Event Date: 02/06/2014 - 8:00pm




Pop-punk band Yellowcard hits the Holy City on their Ocean Avenue Acoustic tour. A violin accents the quintet’s catchy lyrics and tunes, creating a unique sound in the alternative-rock genre. The tour commemorates the10th anniversary of their Ocean Avenue album, and special guest What’s Eating Gilbert opens the show. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Thursday, 8pm; 7pm doors.$75-$20. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com

 
"The Other Side”

"The Other Side”


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 11:00am to 02/25/2014 - 5:00pm




It is about the dichotomy between the self-empowerment and patriarchal confinement of female adornment,” says painter Jessica Dunegan of her new Robert Lange Studios exhibition. The artist, who has made a technique of suspending paint in resin her calling card takes inspiration from author Naomi Wolf‘s book, The Beauty Myth, for this show. ”I am using imagery of feathered masks, tiaras, and jewelry to represent the positive and negative effects of the beauty and fashion industries on the female psyche and status,” says Dunegan. See for yourself at the opening reception on February 4. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

                                                         

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Gourmet & Grapes

Gourmet & Grapes


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 5:00pm to 02/09/2014 - 8:00pm




Winemakers from around the world and the best chefs from the Southeast join together to prepare a weekend-long culinary extravaganza to benefit the Hollings Cancer Center. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., John’s Island. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $250-$50. (843)792-9335, www.gourmetandgrapes.com 

 

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Russian Transport

Russian Transport


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 7:00pm to 03/15/2014 - 7:00pm




Peer into the lives of a rowdy Russian family living in Brooklyn. Chasing the American Dream, the clan is forced to make dangerous choices thanks to the mysterious business ventures of Uncle Boris. Find out just how far the relatives are willing to go in order to come out on top in PURE Theatre’s production of this comedy-turned-thriller. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Thursday-Saturday, times vary. $30-$18. (843)723-4444, www.puretheatre.org

 

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Studio 58: Your Ticket to the Arts Beyond the Velvet Rope

Studio 58: Your Ticket to the Arts Beyond the Velvet Rope


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 8:00pm




Celebrate the launch of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art with a live DJ, hors d’ouevres from Cru Catering, cocktails courtesy of Cathead Vodka, and beer from Westbrook Brewing Co. at Society 1858’s Studio 54-themed winter party. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Friday, 8-11pm. $80; $50 Society 1858 Member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 

 
Studio 58: Your Ticket to the Arts Beyond the Velvet Rope

Studio 58: Your Ticket to the Arts Beyond the Velvet Rope


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 8:00pm




The Gibbes Museum of Art is taking inspiration from the iconic Studio 54 club scene for this fête celebrating the launch of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. A DJ, hors d’oeuvres from Cru Catering, cocktails courtesy of Cathead Vodka, and beer from Westbrook Brewing Co. promise a stellar evening. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Friday, 8-11 p.m. $110-$50. (843) 722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

 

 
CCPRC Stewardship Series

CCPRC Stewardship Series


Event Date: 02/08/2014 - 10:00am to 02/20/2014 - 3:00pm




Resolved to treat the Earth more kindly this year and save money too? Join in Charleston County Park and Recreation’s three Stewardship Series events this month. On February 8, dig into a Backyard Composting Workshop, and on the 13th, get the scoop on water-smart practices and rainwater harvesting, taking home a rain barrel and other supplies. February 20th focuses on gardening with native plants. Advance registration is encouraged. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 795-4386, ccprc.com

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Cork Shuckin’ Festival

Cork Shuckin’ Festival


Event Date: 02/08/2014 - 10:00am




Oysters, Firefly Spirits tastings, and music from One Kool Blow—what’s not to love at Irvin-House Vineyard’s third annual shuck-a-thon? Bring lawn chairs and cash for oysters and drinks. Best news? This year, trolley-style transportation is available for all festival attendees, with pick-ups at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre at noon, Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park at 12:15 p.m., and the Charleston Visitors Center at 12:30 p.m. To reserve a trolley seat, visit www.lowcountrylooptrolley.com. Irvin-House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Bluff Rd., Wadmalaw Island. Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)559-6867, www.charlestonwine.com

 
The Chocolate Affair

The Chocolate Affair


Event Date: 02/08/2014 - 6:30pm




Chocolate lovers, prepare yourselves for a breathtaking array of gourmet treats from Charleston’s finest restaurants and specialty shops. Take advantage of the open bar and decadent hors d’oeuvres while you browse more than 200 auction items to benefit Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area Inc. From fantasy vacations and dinner packages to jewelry and artwork, there’s something for every budget, and proceeds support the academic and social service needs of Charleston and Berkeley county students. The Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island. Saturday, 6:30pm. $125. (843)740-6793, www.thechocolateaffair.net

 

 
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Fashion in Fiction

Fashion in Fiction


Event Date: 12/19/2013 - 9:00am to 04/06/2014 - 5:00pm




You’ll enjoy this fashion exhibit as much as you love your favorite novel, that’s because the images and textiles on display are straight out of literary works from the early 19th and 20th centuries. Take an afternoon to get lost in this visual tale. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Thursday, 9am-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 

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Charleston Mardi Gras

Charleston Mardi Gras


Event Date: 02/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 02/09/2014 - 9:00pm




Craving fried alligator, boiled crawfish, and an authentic pig roast? Mardi Gras returns to the East Coast for a fifth year of glitz and grandeur—including traditional Creole eats—during this week-long affair showing the culture and excitement of “Carnival season“ while benefiting local businesses and charities. Prepare for parades, art showings, street fairs, live music, and a Grand Masquerade Ball. Locations vary. Saturday-Sunday, times vary. $150-$20. (843)408-5261, www.charlestonmardigras.com 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition


Event Date: 02/14/2014 - 11:00am to 02/16/2014 - 3:00pm




Jack Hanna’s back, the DockDogs and birds of prey are primed to perform, and wildlife exhibits are planned all over town! Join in the fun, whether you take the kids to the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show, go glam for the SEWE Soirée, or stroll the free festivities at Marion Square. Locations, times, & prices vary. sewe.com

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EARLY CONNECTIONS

EARLY CONNECTIONS


Event Date: 02/05/2014 - 10:00am to 02/26/2014 - 10:30am




Each Wednesday, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry invites the littlest patrons, ages newborn to three, to stop by for special programming. Jessica Shields Flowers teaches caregivers how to enhance connections to improve a child’s attention span and cooperation through games and play. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. Wednesday, 10-10:30am. $10; $8 SC resident; free for child under one. (843)853-8962, www.explorecml.org

 

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”Jim Victor: Abstract Core”

”Jim Victor: Abstract Core”


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 10:00am to 02/28/2014 - 6:00pm




Abstract painter Jim Victor approaches art from the perspective of an emotional experience. ”Look at what feelings it provokes in you,” he asks of visitors to his Michael Mitchell Gallery event. The Spoleto poster alum has been recognized as a leader in the Charleston contemporary arts movement. Join an opening reception February 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Michael Mitchell Gallery, 438 King St. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)564-0034, www.michaelmitchellcharleston.com

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"The Other Side”

"The Other Side”


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 11:00am to 02/25/2014 - 5:00pm




It is about the dichotomy between the self-empowerment and patriarchal confinement of female adornment,” says painter Jessica Dunegan of her new Robert Lange Studios exhibition. The artist, who has made a technique of suspending paint in resin her calling card takes inspiration from author Naomi Wolf‘s book, The Beauty Myth, for this show. ”I am using imagery of feathered masks, tiaras, and jewelry to represent the positive and negative effects of the beauty and fashion industries on the female psyche and status,” says Dunegan. See for yourself at the opening reception on February 4. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

                                                         

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Gourmet & Grapes

Gourmet & Grapes


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 5:00pm to 02/09/2014 - 8:00pm




Winemakers from around the world and the best chefs from the Southeast join together to prepare a weekend-long culinary extravaganza to benefit the Hollings Cancer Center. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., John’s Island. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $250-$50. (843)792-9335, www.gourmetandgrapes.com 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition


Event Date: 02/14/2014 - 11:00am to 02/16/2014 - 3:00pm




The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has become the largest annual event to take place in South Carolina. Watch retriever, dock dog, and cast-net demos before meeting television personality and conservationist Jack Hanna for a special wildlife presentation. Enjoy the weekend-long celebration of nature with spectacular art displays, remarkable speakers, hands-on learning experiences, live auctions, and much more. Plus, don’t forget the many Marion Square chef demos complete with tasty bites from the likes of John Ondo and Simon Andrews. Locations, times, & prices vary. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $150-$10. (843)723-1748, www.sewe.com

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Russian Transport

Russian Transport


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 7:00pm to 03/15/2014 - 7:00pm




Peer into the lives of a rowdy Russian family living in Brooklyn. Chasing the American Dream, the clan is forced to make dangerous choices thanks to the mysterious business ventures of Uncle Boris. Find out just how far the relatives are willing to go in order to come out on top in PURE Theatre’s production of this comedy-turned-thriller. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Thursday-Saturday, times vary. $30-$18. (843)723-4444, www.puretheatre.org

 

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CCPRC Stewardship Series

CCPRC Stewardship Series


Event Date: 02/08/2014 - 10:00am to 02/20/2014 - 3:00pm




Resolved to treat the Earth more kindly this year and save money too? Join in Charleston County Park and Recreation’s three Stewardship Series events this month. On February 8, dig into a Backyard Composting Workshop, and on the 13th, get the scoop on water-smart practices and rainwater harvesting, taking home a rain barrel and other supplies. February 20th focuses on gardening with native plants. Advance registration is encouraged. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 795-4386, ccprc.com

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Family Climbing: Belay Lesson

Family Climbing: Belay Lesson


Event Date: 02/09/2014 - 1:00pm




Can’t keep your kids out of trees, off the sofa, or racing up stairs? Time to take them to a climbing class. Children ages four to 13 climb while parents learn belay, a technique wherein one end of the rope is fixed to the harness of the climber and the rope runs through the protection to a second person called the belayer. The Climbing Wall at James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Sunday, 1-4pm. $18; $15 Charleston County resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com 

 
 
Peter Nero

Peter Nero


Event Date: 02/11/2014 - 7:00pm




Nationally-acclaimed pianist Peter Nero presents "Music of the Heart," a Valentine's Day inspired musical program. The two-time Grammy award-winning musician blends musical styles including classical, broadway, jazz, and blues and captivates audiences with his humor and technique. Nero will be accompanied by bassist Michael Barnett for this dynamic performance. College of Charleston Sottile Theater, 44 George St. Tuesday, 7pm. $75-$35. (843)727-1216, www.charlestonconcerts.org

 
Un_Spoken Word

Un_Spoken Word


Event Date: 02/12/2014 - 8:00pm




Writers, poets, and musicians are invited to share stories of love and intimacy at "Love Forms: Open Mic for Sex and Love." This event is a part of Un_Spoken Word, an open mic series that occurs every other Tuesday at King Dusko. King Dusko, 541 King St. Tuesday, 8pm. Free. (646)705-6538, www.kingdusko.com
 

 
Pop-Up Wildlife Art Exhibit Opening Cocktail Party

Pop-Up Wildlife Art Exhibit Opening Cocktail Party


Event Date: 02/13/2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm




Elan Midtown partners with Mary Martin Gallery for a pop-up art exhibit highlighting the gallery's most coveted wildlife pieces. Featuring a variety of artists and mediums, the exhibit will launch with an opening cocktail party offering complimentary food and beverages. The exhibit will remain on display in the Elan Midtown lobby until Sunday, February 16. Elan Midtown, 441 Meeting St. Thurday, 5:30-7:30pm. (877)693-8881, www.elanmidtown.com

 
The Jilted Lovers Party

The Jilted Lovers Party


Event Date: 02/13/2014 - 9:00pm




Whether you are single, or just anti-Valentine’s Day, The Cocktail Club is hosting a party just for you. At this swanky, craft cocktail establishment you can spend the night before Valentine’s Day drinking couture drinks while not celebrating the annual pink -and-red-filled day of love. Submit your worst love story for a chance to win $250 in cash. The Cocktail Club, 479 King St. Thursday, 9pm. No cover. (843)722-5908, www.thecocktailclubcharleston.com

 
 
Sweetgrass Basket Workshop

Sweetgrass Basket Workshop


Event Date: 02/15/2014 - 9:30am




Local artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond—who learned the skill of sweetgrass basket making at the age of seven—leads this children’s class. In addition to learning to start their own basket, kids eight years and older get a lesson in the history of this art form as well as a a specialized tour of Museum special collections. The Charleston Museum, 350 Meeting St. Saturday, 9:30am-1:30pm. $25; $20 member. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org 

 
Cupid’s Undie Run

Cupid’s Undie Run


Event Date: 02/15/2014 - 12:00pm




Looking for an excuse to strip down to your skivvies? “Fundraise your pants off” for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. This Valentine’s Day weekend, put on your most festive knickers and hit the pavement for the first-ever Charleston Cupid’s Undie Run. This is a fun run, so there are no race winners, but top fundraisers can earn VIP open bar privileges!  Loggerhead’s Beach Grill, 123 West Ashley Ave., Folly Beach. Saturday, noon-4pm.$40; $35 advance. www.cupidsundierun.com

 
Follywood Oyster Roast

Follywood Oyster Roast


Event Date: 02/15/2014 - 4:00pm




Local production company Follywood puts a fun and musical spin on the traditional oyster roast. Enjoy fresh local bivalves as a half-dozen area groups, including Toubab Krewe with Jimbo Mathus and the Tri State Coalition, perform. Mingle with party-goers and try your hand at the games and activities in between buckets of bivalves. The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Saturday, 4pm. $22-$10. (843)571-9343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 
Asian Fusion: Japanese Printmaking & the Culinary Arts

Asian Fusion: Japanese Printmaking & the Culinary Arts


Event Date: 02/15/2014 - 5:00pm




Savor an assortment of Japanese cuisine from the culinary experts at Southern Seasons’ Cooking School with fare inspired by “The Great Wave: Japonisme in Charleston,” an exhibit on view at the Gibbes Museum through March. Gibbes curator Sara Arnold speaks during the demonstration about the influence of Japanese print making on Charleston artists. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 5pm. $45. (843)416-1240, www.southernseason.com 

 
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Fashion in Fiction

Fashion in Fiction


Event Date: 12/19/2013 - 9:00am to 04/06/2014 - 5:00pm




You’ll enjoy this fashion exhibit as much as you love your favorite novel, that’s because the images and textiles on display are straight out of literary works from the early 19th and 20th centuries. Take an afternoon to get lost in this visual tale. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Thursday, 9am-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 

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EARLY CONNECTIONS

EARLY CONNECTIONS


Event Date: 02/05/2014 - 10:00am to 02/26/2014 - 10:30am




Each Wednesday, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry invites the littlest patrons, ages newborn to three, to stop by for special programming. Jessica Shields Flowers teaches caregivers how to enhance connections to improve a child’s attention span and cooperation through games and play. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. Wednesday, 10-10:30am. $10; $8 SC resident; free for child under one. (843)853-8962, www.explorecml.org

 

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”Jim Victor: Abstract Core”

”Jim Victor: Abstract Core”


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 10:00am to 02/28/2014 - 6:00pm




Abstract painter Jim Victor approaches art from the perspective of an emotional experience. ”Look at what feelings it provokes in you,” he asks of visitors to his Michael Mitchell Gallery event. The Spoleto poster alum has been recognized as a leader in the Charleston contemporary arts movement. Join an opening reception February 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Michael Mitchell Gallery, 438 King St. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)564-0034, www.michaelmitchellcharleston.com

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"The Other Side”

"The Other Side”


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 11:00am to 02/25/2014 - 5:00pm




It is about the dichotomy between the self-empowerment and patriarchal confinement of female adornment,” says painter Jessica Dunegan of her new Robert Lange Studios exhibition. The artist, who has made a technique of suspending paint in resin her calling card takes inspiration from author Naomi Wolf‘s book, The Beauty Myth, for this show. ”I am using imagery of feathered masks, tiaras, and jewelry to represent the positive and negative effects of the beauty and fashion industries on the female psyche and status,” says Dunegan. See for yourself at the opening reception on February 4. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

                                                         

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Russian Transport

Russian Transport


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 7:00pm to 03/15/2014 - 7:00pm




Peer into the lives of a rowdy Russian family living in Brooklyn. Chasing the American Dream, the clan is forced to make dangerous choices thanks to the mysterious business ventures of Uncle Boris. Find out just how far the relatives are willing to go in order to come out on top in PURE Theatre’s production of this comedy-turned-thriller. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Thursday-Saturday, times vary. $30-$18. (843)723-4444, www.puretheatre.org

 

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CCPRC Stewardship Series

CCPRC Stewardship Series


Event Date: 02/08/2014 - 10:00am to 02/20/2014 - 3:00pm




Resolved to treat the Earth more kindly this year and save money too? Join in Charleston County Park and Recreation’s three Stewardship Series events this month. On February 8, dig into a Backyard Composting Workshop, and on the 13th, get the scoop on water-smart practices and rainwater harvesting, taking home a rain barrel and other supplies. February 20th focuses on gardening with native plants. Advance registration is encouraged. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 795-4386, ccprc.com

 
 
Carolina Challenge Cup

Carolina Challenge Cup


Event Date: 02/22/2014 - 10:00am to 03/01/2014 - 4:00pm




Watch as four teams from both the United Soccer League and Major League Soccer (Seattle Sounders, Charlesotn Battery, D.C. United, and the Housont Dynamo) battle it out in this competitive pre-season tournament. The games are hosted by Charleston Battery and played in Blackbaud Stadium. This year’s match-up will include seven-time participants D.C. United, Houston Dynamo, Charleston Battery, and first-time participants Seattle Sounders FC. Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Dr., Daniel Island. Daily,, times vary. $25-$15. (843)971-4625, www.charlestonbattery.com

 

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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition


Event Date: 02/14/2014 - 11:00am to 02/16/2014 - 3:00pm




Jack Hanna’s back, the DockDogs and birds of prey are primed to perform, and wildlife exhibits are planned all over town! Join in the fun, whether you take the kids to the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show, go glam for the SEWE Soirée, or stroll the free festivities at Marion Square. Locations, times, & prices vary. sewe.com

 
 
Memphis

Memphis


Event Date: 02/18/2014 - 7:30pm to 02/19/2014 - 7:30pm




After three years on Broadway and four Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical, Memphis arrives on its national tour. The underground dance clubs of 1950s Tennessee set the stage for this romantic tale inspired by the true story of Dewey Phillips, one of the first white DJs to play black music. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Tuesday & Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. $62-$32. (843) 529-5000, northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
Re: incarnation

Re: incarnation


Event Date: 02/20/2014 - 9:00am to 03/21/2014 - 9:00am




Photographs of dead objects never seemed so alive as local artist Tanya Boggs showcases her latest exhibit, “Re: incarnation.” Using organic materials from deceased animals such as bones or even whole bodies, Boggs shows us her spin on life and death in the form of photography. “On the surface my art appears to be about death, but when you spend some time with it, it really has more to do with life,” says Boggs. Jericho Advisors, 815 Savannah Hwy. Ste. 101. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)212-8482, www.jerichoadvisors.com

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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition


Event Date: 02/14/2014 - 11:00am to 02/16/2014 - 3:00pm




The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has become the largest annual event to take place in South Carolina. Watch retriever, dock dog, and cast-net demos before meeting television personality and conservationist Jack Hanna for a special wildlife presentation. Enjoy the weekend-long celebration of nature with spectacular art displays, remarkable speakers, hands-on learning experiences, live auctions, and much more. Plus, don’t forget the many Marion Square chef demos complete with tasty bites from the likes of John Ondo and Simon Andrews. Locations, times, & prices vary. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $150-$10. (843)723-1748, www.sewe.com

 
Memphis

Memphis


Event Date: 02/18/2014 - 7:30pm to 02/19/2014 - 7:30pm




Memphis

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The four-time Tony Award-winning musical Memphis makes it’s Charleston premiere at the Dock Street Theatre. A tale of fame and forbidden love inspired by actual events in the 1950s, Memphis shares the story of a white radio DJ trying to change the world and a black night-club singer looking for her big break. Join them on a journey full of emotion, laughter, and good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Tuesday & Wednesday, 7:30pm. $62-32. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
 
 
Carolina Challenge Cup

Carolina Challenge Cup


Event Date: 02/22/2014 - 10:00am to 03/01/2014 - 10:00am




tching for some soccer action? Snag tickets to this popular round-robin tournament matching up Major League Soccer teams the Seattle Sounders, Houston Dynamo, and D.C. United (the current U.S. Open Cup champions) with our own Charleston Battery. Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Dr., Daniel Island. Daily, times vary. $25-$15. (843) 971-4625, www.charlestonbattery.com

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Songs of Love & Doom

Songs of Love & Doom


Event Date: 02/16/2014 - 4:00pm




 The Charleston Music Fest seeks to present the finest classical and contemporary chamber music by world-class artists to Holy City audiences. This month’s installment of the year-round festival, Songs of Love and Doom, features compositions by Shostakovich and Brahms performed by Yuriy Bekker on violin, Natalia Khoma on cello, Volodymyr Vynnytsky on piano, and soprano Deanna McBroom. Simons Center Recital Hall, College of Charleston, 54 St. Philip St. Sunday, 4pm. $30. (843)953-6575, www.music.cofc.edu

 
The Debate Over Courtney O’Connell of Columbus, Nebraska

The Debate Over Courtney O’Connell of Columbus, Nebraska


Event Date: 02/18/2014 - 8:00pm to 03/04/2014 - 8:00pm




What happens when your first love becomes engaged to someone else? Do you cry?  Do you get drunk? Or do you find a bar and challenge her fiancee to a public debate? In Columbus, Nebraska, you have the right to do all three. In this comedy from Piccolo alums and frequent collaborators David Lee Nelson and Adam Knight, one man faces off in a bar showdown. Boone’s Bar, 345 King St. Monday & Tuesday, 8pm. $10. www.debateplay.brownpapertickets.com

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Sunset Session

Sunset Session


Event Date: 02/18/2014 - 4:30pm




Does the romance of February have you a little starry-eyed? Bring your camera to Folly Beach County Park at dusk and let a park naturalist lead you to the best spots to capture the Carolina sunset. Indulge your inner shutterbug in snapping the firey reds to oranges and pinks of the sun. Folly Beach County Park, 1100 West Ashley Ave., Folly Beach. Tuesday, 4:30-6:30pm. $9; $7 Charleston County resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Judicial Independence Here & Abroad—From Jefferson & Marshall to Today

Judicial Independence Here & Abroad—From Jefferson & Marshall to Today


Event Date: 02/19/2014 - 6:00pm




Who but the Charleston Library Society could draw former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor; Federal District Court Judge Mark Wolf; and William Hedgcock Webster, current chairman of Homeland Security Advisory Council for a public event? During this remarkable evening, Judge Wolf speaks on rule of law and judicial independence, with specific reference to an original letter within the library’s collection written by Chief Justice John Marshall on the day in 1801 that he swore in Thomas Jefferson as president. Justice O’Connor will be presented with a reproduction copy of the library’s “Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina” by John Locke before a reception. Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. $50. (843) 723-9912, charlestonlibrarysociety.net

 
Ms. Rose's Comedy Hour

Ms. Rose's Comedy Hour


Event Date: 02/19/2014 - 7:30pm




Join local comedians for an evening of hilarity and amusement at Ms. Rose's Comedy Hour! Enjoy food, drinks and laughs with comedians Neil Bansil, Brian Carter and Jeremy McLellan. Reservations are encouraged. Ms Rose's, 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., James Island. Wednesday, 7;30pm. $5. (843)766-0223, www.msroses.com

 
Women's Golf Getaway

Women's Golf Getaway


Event Date: 02/20/2014 - 9:00am




Ladies, spend a weekend honing your golf skills at the gorgeous Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Start off the event at the welcome reception with food, drinks, and door prizes. Enjoy happy hour and awards dinners after golf clinics and rounds. Lunches and gift bags are included in this sporty affair. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Thursday-Sunday, times vary. $1,225-$975. (843)768-2121, www.kiawahresortevents.com

 
True Believers Tour: Darius Rucker & Eli Young Band

True Believers Tour: Darius Rucker & Eli Young Band


Event Date: 02/20/2014 - 8:00pm




True Believers Tour: Darius Rucker & Eli Young Band 

/// February 20

If you’re a true believer in country music, don’t miss this performance by top country artists Darius Rucker and the Eli Young Band. Rucker has earned multiple nominations from the CMA and ACA Awards, most recently for his rendition of “Wagon Wheel,” while Eli Young has charted two consecutive number-one hits on Country Radio with “Crazy Girl” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” Singer/songwriter David Nail, a Grammy-nominated MCA Nashville recording artist, guest stars. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday, 8pm. $66-$41. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
Darius Rucker & Eli Young Band

Darius Rucker & Eli Young Band


Event Date: 02/20/2014 - 8:00pm




We’re betting even non-country fans will want to catch Darius Rucker in his national “True Believers” tour with Eli Young Band. Since launching his country career in 2008, Rucker has won a CMA Award and gained membership into the Grand Ole Opry, while Eli Young Band has charted number-one Country Radio hits with “Crazy Girl” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday, 8 p.m. $66-$41. (843) 529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

 
An Evening of Words & Actors

An Evening of Words & Actors


Event Date: 02/21/2014 - 8:00pm




Spend the evening watching scenes written by Thomas and Judy Heath, Threshold Rep’s new Playwrights-in-Residence. Their work includes The Sunset Years and Perfectly Normel People. The night consists of performances, including the world-premier staged reading of the short screenplay, “The Chairs,” as well as discussions with the writers and actors. Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Friday, 8pm. $20. (843)277-2172. www.thresholdrep.org

 
Chatham County Line with Underhill Rose

Chatham County Line with Underhill Rose


Event Date: 02/21/2014 - 8:00pm




Charleston Music Hall welcomes two Americana/folk bands in a live performance that is a must-see. Chatham County Line, a quartet of talented musicians, celebrates the release of their latest album, Sight and Sound, with this tour. The North Carolina-based band brings bluegrass to the stage in their traditional performance using one microphone for all four members and in their soulful lyrics. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 8pm. $18.50-$15.50. (843)583-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
The Temptations

The Temptations


Event Date: 02/22/2014 - 8:00pm




They were heralded as the ”tall, tan, tempting Temptations,” when they debuted in 1964 with ”The Way You Do The Things You Do.” Now America’s favorite Motown band rocks Charleston. Dance along to hits like “My Girl” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” as these five talented men serenade the audience from the bottom of their souls. They are joined by well-loved guests The Four Tops. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 8pm. $93-$53. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
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Fashion in Fiction

Fashion in Fiction


Event Date: 12/19/2013 - 9:00am to 04/06/2014 - 5:00pm




You’ll enjoy this fashion exhibit as much as you love your favorite novel, that’s because the images and textiles on display are straight out of literary works from the early 19th and 20th centuries. Take an afternoon to get lost in this visual tale. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Thursday, 9am-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 

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EARLY CONNECTIONS

EARLY CONNECTIONS


Event Date: 02/05/2014 - 10:00am to 02/26/2014 - 10:30am




Each Wednesday, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry invites the littlest patrons, ages newborn to three, to stop by for special programming. Jessica Shields Flowers teaches caregivers how to enhance connections to improve a child’s attention span and cooperation through games and play. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. Wednesday, 10-10:30am. $10; $8 SC resident; free for child under one. (843)853-8962, www.explorecml.org

 

 
 
Challenge Walk MS

Challenge Walk MS


Event Date: 02/28/2014 - 8:00am to 03/02/2014 - 8:00am




For those who are passionate about ending multiple sclerosis, here is and opportunity of a lifetime to show your support with 300 others from all over the Southeast. This three-day, 50-mile journey starts in beautiful historic Charleston, traveling through beautiful and scenic areas, finishing up in Isle of Palms. Walkers may to enjoy resort-style accommodations, delicious meals, and fun and inspirational evening programs. Wild Dunes, 4601 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $75. (615)269-9055, www.challengenct.nationalmssociety.org

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”Jim Victor: Abstract Core”

”Jim Victor: Abstract Core”


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 10:00am to 02/28/2014 - 6:00pm




Abstract painter Jim Victor approaches art from the perspective of an emotional experience. ”Look at what feelings it provokes in you,” he asks of visitors to his Michael Mitchell Gallery event. The Spoleto poster alum has been recognized as a leader in the Charleston contemporary arts movement. Join an opening reception February 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Michael Mitchell Gallery, 438 King St. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)564-0034, www.michaelmitchellcharleston.com

 
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"The Other Side”

"The Other Side”


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 11:00am to 02/25/2014 - 5:00pm




It is about the dichotomy between the self-empowerment and patriarchal confinement of female adornment,” says painter Jessica Dunegan of her new Robert Lange Studios exhibition. The artist, who has made a technique of suspending paint in resin her calling card takes inspiration from author Naomi Wolf‘s book, The Beauty Myth, for this show. ”I am using imagery of feathered masks, tiaras, and jewelry to represent the positive and negative effects of the beauty and fashion industries on the female psyche and status,” says Dunegan. See for yourself at the opening reception on February 4. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

                                                         

 
 
 
Challenge Walk MS

Challenge Walk MS


Event Date: 02/28/2014 - 10:00am to 03/02/2014 - 6:00pm




Partake in a three-day test of strength and determination as you begin your walking journey in historic neighborhoods of Charleston and end on the sandy beaches of Isle of Palms. Walk 50 miles and make a difference in the lives of those affected by multiple sclerosis. Each walker must raise a minimum of $1,500 to participate in this battle against the disease. Wild Dunes Resort, 4600 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms. Friday-Sunday, all day. $75. (800)344-4867, www.challengenct.nationalmssociety.org

 

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Russian Transport

Russian Transport


Event Date: 02/07/2014 - 7:00pm to 03/15/2014 - 7:00pm




Peer into the lives of a rowdy Russian family living in Brooklyn. Chasing the American Dream, the clan is forced to make dangerous choices thanks to the mysterious business ventures of Uncle Boris. Find out just how far the relatives are willing to go in order to come out on top in PURE Theatre’s production of this comedy-turned-thriller. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Thursday-Saturday, times vary. $30-$18. (843)723-4444, www.puretheatre.org

 

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The Debate Over Courtney O’Connell of Columbus, Nebraska

The Debate Over Courtney O’Connell of Columbus, Nebraska


Event Date: 02/18/2014 - 8:00pm to 03/04/2014 - 8:00pm




What happens when your first love becomes engaged to someone else? Do you cry?  Do you get drunk? Or do you find a bar and challenge her fiancee to a public debate? In Columbus, Nebraska, you have the right to do all three. In this comedy from Piccolo alums and frequent collaborators David Lee Nelson and Adam Knight, one man faces off in a bar showdown. Boone’s Bar, 345 King St. Monday & Tuesday, 8pm. $10. www.debateplay.brownpapertickets.com

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Re: incarnation

Re: incarnation


Event Date: 02/20/2014 - 9:00am to 03/21/2014 - 9:00am




Photographs of dead objects never seemed so alive as local artist Tanya Boggs showcases her latest exhibit, “Re: incarnation.” Using organic materials from deceased animals such as bones or even whole bodies, Boggs shows us her spin on life and death in the form of photography. “On the surface my art appears to be about death, but when you spend some time with it, it really has more to do with life,” says Boggs. Jericho Advisors, 815 Savannah Hwy. Ste. 101. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)212-8482, www.jerichoadvisors.com

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Carolina Challenge Cup

Carolina Challenge Cup


Event Date: 02/22/2014 - 10:00am to 03/01/2014 - 4:00pm




Watch as four teams from both the United Soccer League and Major League Soccer (Seattle Sounders, Charlesotn Battery, D.C. United, and the Housont Dynamo) battle it out in this competitive pre-season tournament. The games are hosted by Charleston Battery and played in Blackbaud Stadium. This year’s match-up will include seven-time participants D.C. United, Houston Dynamo, Charleston Battery, and first-time participants Seattle Sounders FC. Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Dr., Daniel Island. Daily,, times vary. $25-$15. (843)971-4625, www.charlestonbattery.com

 

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Carolina Challenge Cup

Carolina Challenge Cup


Event Date: 02/22/2014 - 10:00am to 03/01/2014 - 10:00am




tching for some soccer action? Snag tickets to this popular round-robin tournament matching up Major League Soccer teams the Seattle Sounders, Houston Dynamo, and D.C. United (the current U.S. Open Cup champions) with our own Charleston Battery. Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Dr., Daniel Island. Daily, times vary. $25-$15. (843) 971-4625, www.charlestonbattery.com

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Fleet Fest

Fleet Fest


Event Date: 02/23/2014 - 11:00am




Head over to Fleet Landing for a day full of entertainment. Bring your kids, pets, and appetite to enjoy a day of fun and games for the whole family. Oyster buckets, beer trucks, BBQ sliders, and musical guests, Plane Jane, turn the parking lot of this local Charleston establishment into a one-of-a-kind celebration. Fleet Landing, 186 Concord St. Sunday, 11am. Free. www.fleetlanding.net, (843)7228100

 
Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine


Event Date: 02/23/2014 - 8:00pm




Sam Beam, better known by his pen name Iron & Wine, is a South Carolina native returning home to play a show at The Charleston Music Hall. His latest album, Ghost on Ghost, was described in Rolling Stone as “wide-eyed vocals with vast, spiraling galaxies of Beach Boys harmonies, New Orleans funeral horns, shimmering strings, drum fills and more.” This show is a must with an unforgettably intimate performance that is expected for all in attendance. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Sunday, 7pm doors; 8pm. $35-$25. (843)853-2252. www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Sustainable Seafood Dinner

Sustainable Seafood Dinner


Event Date: 02/24/2014 - 6:30pm




South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative partners with Angel Oak Restaurant for a multi-course dinner featuring local seafood. Guests can enjoy food, wine, and live music while they learn about how seafood choices today can ensure healthy fish in the future. Ten percent of proceeds will benefit the SC Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Call Angel Oak Restaurant for tickets. Angel Oak Restaurant, 3669 Savannah Hwy. Monday, 6:30pm. $50, $20 for wine pairings. (843)556-7525, www.angeloakrestaurant.com

 
 
Putting for Parkinson's

Putting for Parkinson's


Event Date: 02/26/2014 - 1:00pm




Parkinson’s Disease is a disorder that impairs the central nervous system and is estimated to affect between one and one-and-a-half million Americans. A golf tournament, dinner and silent auction are all held to support Parkinson’s research at The Murray Institute at MUSC. Participants may register for the full day’s events, or can get tickets for the dinner and auction separately. Westcott Golf Club, 5000 Westcott Club Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 1pm tournament; 6pm dinner. $100-$25. (843)670-8463,www.puttingforparkinsons.com

 
Honig Wine Dinner

Honig Wine Dinner


Event Date: 02/26/2014 - 6:30pm




Winemaker Michael Honig of Honig Vineyard & Winery comes to the Lowcountry to partner with Oak Steakhouse chef Jeremiah Bacon for a delicious fine-dining event. The evening begins with a welcoming reception, and is followed by a five-course meal acoompanied with Honig's wine pairings. Oak Steakhouse,17 Broad St.Wednesday,6:30pm.$100. (843)722-4220, www.oaksteakhouserestaurant.com

 
Art with a Twist

Art with a Twist


Event Date: 02/27/2014 - 6:00pm




Peter Rathborne has helped facilitate eight of the 10 highest American painting sale totals in Sotheby’s New York auction history. Join Rathborne as he explores the “Evolution of the American Art Market“ and recounts his experiences as Director of American paintings, drawings, and sculpture at the famed institution during this evening event. A book signing and reception follows the lecture. Gibbes Museum of Art, 350 Meeting St. Thursday, 6pm. $30; $20 museum member. (843)722-2996, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 

 
The Mavericks

The Mavericks


Event Date: 02/27/2014 - 8:00pm




Reunited after an eight-year hiatus, The Mavericks are back and ready to rock the Charleston Music Hall. This country-steeped, post-punk garage band has consistently defied definition, and they continue to do so as they come together for the first time in nearly a decade to play hits old and new. Showcasing music from their six albums and 14 Billboard country charts singles, this is a can’t miss opportunity to groove with a group that believes music is, above all, about making people feel good. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 8pm. $77.50-$37.50. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 

 
Paula Rubino: Sea Change

Paula Rubino: Sea Change


Event Date: 02/28/2014 - 11:00am to 03/22/2014 - 5:00pm




This never before seen, unique exhibit features 30 oil paintings by artist Paula Rubino. Though completed while she was working and living in Florence, Italy with her family in the summer of 2013, Rubino drew inspiration from the watery environs of her East Coast home. In his exhibit the oil painter, who studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, and trained with Odd Nerdrum in Norway, showcases her myriad influences and travels. Ann Long Fine Art, 54 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. (843)577-0447, www.annlongfineart.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS

08/22/2014 (All day)

The Cliffs of Insanity, the Pit of Despair, and those immortal words, “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.” If you recognize these cinematic references, then you’ll want to save the date for the season’s final Movies in the Park, delivering The Princess Bride to Cinebarre’s giant screen at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Bring your chairs and blankets. Food and beverages are available for purchase.  Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, sunset. Free. (843) 884-8517, comeonovermp.com

 

08/22/2014 - 11:00am to 10/06/2014 - 4:00pm

The Halsey Institute’s brand-new exhibit features a 10-year photographic project that artist Yaakov Israel undertook in an effort to reach a deeper understanding of his home country of Israel. Inspired by the Orthodox Jewish belief that the Messiah will arrive on a white donkey, the project includes 42 portraits and landscapes of varying size. Snag a first look during the opening reception on Friday, August 22, and meet the artist—who is exhibiting in the U.S. for the first time—at a gallery talk on Tuesday, September 9. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (843) 953-4422, halsey.cofc.edu

08/22/2014 - 6:00pm

Every Friday for the month of August, Freshfields Village invites you to join them for a free live concert with family-friendly musicians such as GrooveTown, Bradford Station, and Palmetto Soul. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or towel to sit on while you enjoy the music. Food and beverage are available for purchase. The Village Green, 149 Village Green Ln.,John’s Island. Friday, 6-9pm. Free. (843)768-6491,www.FreshfieldsVillage.com

08/23/2014 - 9:00am

Make your way to the historic town of York, South Carolina for one of the states most popular festivals of the year! Drawing over 45,000 visitors, this event has something for everyone. Highlights include a juried craft and food festival featuring only handmade crafts and an array of delicious foods; one of the largest regional car shows; golf, softball, and tennis tournaments; races of 10K, 5K, and Fun Runs; live musical entertainment of three stages; health clinic; robotics competition; petting zoo; and much more. 23 E. Liberty Street. York, SC. Saturday, 9am-5pm. Free. (803) 684-2590, www.yorksummerfest.com

08/23/2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Whether you are trying to conceive or are getting ready to deliver, this free and kid-friendly event has something to offer. This is an opportunity to meet some of the nurses, lactation consultants, fertility specialists, and pediatricians, as well as the OB/GYN providers who deliver at East Cooper Medical Center. While gathering information, you can also shop local vendors that are tailored to moms-to-be and new moms. Refreshments and kids’ activities will also be provided, and Wine and Design of Mount Pleasant will be hosting a free “Art Buzz Kids” project. 2000 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant, 10am-1pm. Free. (843)884-7031, www.eastcoopermedctr.com

08/23/2014 - 12:00pm

What can you do with one hundred pounds of tomatoes? Well if you’re High Cotton, you can host a special tomato-themed luncheon with wine pairings for your loyal customers. High Cotton won over judges with its Garden in a Glass cocktail during this year’s Limehouse Produce Tomato Trek contest, and now it will win you over with a menu of tomato and peach gazpacho, seared Prosciutto wrapped scallops, roasted Carolina quail breast, and a tomato and watermelon sorbet. High Cotton, 199 E Bay St. Saturday, Noon. $45. (843)724-3815, www.mavericksouthernkitchen.com

08/23/2014 - 5:00pm

Come out for an evening of music that the whole family can enjoy. Each concert will host a different regional band for this complimentary event held on Saturdays. Cocktail service is available and guests are welcome to bring beach chairs and blankets. Grand Lawn of The Sanctuary, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Saturday, 5-8pm. (843)768-6301,www.kiawahresort.com

08/24/2014 - 11:00am

This free, community event focused on locally sourced products, arts, and crafts provides a fun, family-friendly atmosphere every fourth Sunday of the month beginning in April with a variety of local vendors to check out. Specialty food and drinks, live music, and crafts are only a few of the many activities you’ll experience. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. 20 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant. Sunday, 11am-2pm. Free. (888) 856-0028, www.charlestonharborresort.com

08/24/2014 - 6:00pm

Vacationers and locals alike, come out for a finger-licking good time! All are invited to attend the Palm Cove Summer Oyster Roast & Southern BBQ series. The feast will include freshly roasted oysters and southern barbeque alongside live entertainment, free soft drinks, a cash bar and family-friendly activities at Wild Dunes resort’s newest pool, Palm Cove. Wild Dunes Resort, 1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms. Saturday, 6pm. $40 adults; $15 children. (843)886-2218, www.wilddunes.com

08/24/2014 - 6:00pm

Dine with Chef John Amato as he prepares a four-course, family-style meal with wine pairings. A portion of the proceeds is donated to Charleston Parks Conservancy. Reservations required. The Park Café, 730 Rutledge Ave., Charleston. Sunday, 6pm. $68. (843)410-1070, www.theparkcafechs.com

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