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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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The Space Between Things

The Space Between Things


Event Date: 03/14/2014 - 5:30pm to 04/26/2014 - 6:00pm




Redux Contemporary Art Center presents Cherith Lundin's solo exhibition, The Space Between Things. Her work "abstracts moments of fluidity within familiar spaces" through drawings, paintings and  installations. Lundin will be at the studio for an artist's talk and reception on March 14th from 5:00-8:30 p.m. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St.Philip St. Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-6pm; Friday, noon-7pm; Satuday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

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Festival of Houses & Gardens

Festival of Houses & Gardens


Event Date: 03/20/2014 - 11:00am to 04/19/2014 - 3:00pm




Historic Charleston Foundation presents a series of award-winning tours and events showcasing the city’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens, and culture. Located within the Old and Historic District, this is a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and green spaces of some of America’s most beautiful historic homes. Dates, times, & prices vary. (843)722-3405, www.historiccharleston.org

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Heist, Heist Baby

Heist, Heist Baby


Event Date: 03/20/2014 - 7:30pm to 04/27/2014 - 2:00pm




Join in on the action at this interactive, comedic mystery performance! Audience members are welcomed to participate in creating characters and story lines in The Black Fedora's newest show. If you're not an aspiring thespian, sit back and enjoy what is sure to be a unique and hilarious production. The Black Fedora Comedy Myster Theatre, 164 Church St. Dates and times vary. $24 adults, $22 students/military, $15 child under 13. (843)937-6453, www.charlestonmysteries.com

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Family Circle Cup

Family Circle Cup


Event Date: 03/29/2014 - 11:00am to 04/06/2014 - 7:00pm




This year, the largest women's-only tennis tournament in the world has Serena and Venus Williams, Jelena Jankovic, and Sara Errani in the player field, promising spectators plenty of on-court action in addition to special events throughout the week.

Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island. Times Vary. $80 - $10. (800) 677-2293, familycirclecup.com

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Japan & The Jazz Age

Japan & The Jazz Age


Event Date: 03/30/2014 - 11:00am to 04/20/2014 - 5:00pm




It’s worth the drive to the Columbia Museum of Art for this exhibit, which draws visitors into the Art Deco age in Japan between the 1920s and ’40s with images reflecting trends in Japanese lifestyle and capturing jazz culture. The gallery also offers tours and lectures. Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St., Columbia. Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; free for member. (803)799-2810, www.columbiamuseum.org

 

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"Fashion Flashbakck"

"Fashion Flashbakck"


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 9:00am to 04/27/2014 - 5:00pm




The Charleston Museum hosts a fashion exhibition series in the Historic Textiles Gallery, allowing visitors to journey back through time decade by decade. This month’s display takes a look at the clothing styles of the 1970s, showcasing everything from flower power patterns and paisley prints to the structured polyester leisure suit, truly a blast from the past.

Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, charlestonmuseum.org

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"The Space Between Things"

"The Space Between Things"


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 10:00am to 04/26/2014 - 6:00pm




Through her drawings, paintings, and installations, artist Cherith Lundin engages our perceptions and experiences of physical space. Her work is inspired by subtleties in our lives and the concept of simply existing. This makes for an incredible exhibition, featuring work that spans across multiple media.

Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, reduxstudios.org

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"Somewhere in the South"

"Somewhere in the South"


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 11:00am to 04/15/2014 - 7:00pm




Follow a visual narrative of the ever-changing American South through photography by an array of Southern artists, including pioneers of modern color photography William Eggleston and William Christenberry, as well as other contemporary creatives such as Eliot Dudik and Kathleen Robbins. The diverse collection of artists and images offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)697-5471, rebekahjacobgallery.com

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Festival of Houses & Gardens

Festival of Houses & Gardens


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 11:00am to 04/19/2014 - 4:00pm




Historic Charleston Foundation presents a series of award-winning tours showcasing the city’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens, and culture. Spend a spring day walking the Old and Historic District, exploring the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic homes, dating back to the 18th century.

Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 722-3405, historiccharleston.org

 

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Eat Local Month

Eat Local Month


Event Date: 04/02/2014 - 4:00pm to 04/30/2014 - 8:00pm




Celebrate the bounty of local fare all month long with a host of activities organized by Lowcountry Local First. You'll find us at the Lowcountry Farm Tours and the seventh annual Chef's Potluck at Middleton Place!

Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 740-5444, lowcountrylocalfirst.org/eatlocalmonth

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Laugh for a Lincoln

Laugh for a Lincoln


Event Date: 04/02/2014 - 8:00pm to 04/30/2014 - 10:00pm




For only $5, you can enjoy a comedy-filled evening performed by up to 10 in-house comedians at Theatre 99. That’s right, just as the title says, you can have a “laugh for a Lincoln” every Wednesday night while viewing two or three original improv acts.

Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Wednesday, 8pm. $5. (843)853-6687, theatre99.com

 

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Catfish Moon

Catfish Moon


Event Date: 04/03/2014 - 8:00pm to 04/13/2014 - 3:00pm




A heartwarming tale of three childhood friends, Curley, Gordon, and Frog, Catfish Moon explores the jump from childhood to adulthood and the struggles and triumphs that follow. Even though an ex-wife puts herself between two of them, they ultimately conclude their friendship can stand the test of time. James F. Dean Theatre, 133 S Main St., Summerville. Thursday- Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $25. (843)875-9251www.flowertownplayers.org

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The Monuments Men Author Lecture

The Monuments Men Author Lecture


Event Date: 04/03/2014 - 5:30pm




Robert Edsel, author of The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, is coming to The Citadel, and you can catch his intrigue-packed lecture and Q&A session for free. Want admission to the cocktail reception, a signed copy of the book, and reserved seating at the lecture? Buy a VIP pass.

McAlister Field House, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. reception; 6:30 p.m. lecture. $125 VIP; free for general audience. citadel.edu/finearts

 
yogapop

yogapop


Event Date: 04/03/2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm




Come out for a whimsical night that will inspire and delight the yogi and music lover in all of us. Held in the bus shed of the Visitors’ Center, the first ever yogapop, open to all levels, kicks off with a yoga class taught by Bethany Bubenzer, accompanied by music from DJ Moo Moo. Live performances later in the night come courtesy of Flight of the Phoenix and Lectra Lust, as well as tons of food and fun! Visitor Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St. Thursday, 7-10pm. $25 advance; $30. www.yogapop.org

 
Flowertown Festival

Flowertown Festival


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 9:00am to 04/06/2014 - 4:00pm




Celebrate spring’s arrival by taking in the colorful blooms at the weekend-long Flowertown Festival in Summerville. Stroll through streets lined with pink azaleas, white dogwood, and purple wisteria; browse artisan booths; and enjoy specialty snacks from local vendors, with proceeds from your purchases going towards the Summerville Family YMCA.

Friday & Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday, 9am-4pm. Free. (843) 871-9622, flowertownfestival.org

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"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"

"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 10:00am to 07/13/2014 - 5:00pm




The Gibbes Museum debuts two spectacular new exhibits this month, examining the creative processes of painting and photography in contemporary Southern art and showcasing the great artistic talent of our region today. Contemporary artist John Westmark’s works incorporate fabrics and sewing patterns weaved into large-scale paintings and spark a sense of nostalgia through their narratives. The photography exhibit featuring works by Carrie Mae Weems and Stephen Marc, on the other hand, propels visitors into the here and now, examining the ways in which the industry has become digitized.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $9; $7 student/senior/military; $5 ages six -12; free for child under six. (843)722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

 

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"Carolina Landscape"

"Carolina Landscape"


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 11:00am to 04/24/2014 - 5:00pm




This month, Ann Long Fine Art presents the works of painter Johnson Hagood, a Holy City resident and Columbia native who studied at College of Charleston. His landscapes feature traditional Lowcountry landmarks like the barrier islands and marshes, but it is his use of color that brings the scenes to life.

Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)577-0447, annlongfineart.com

 

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Gershwin at Folly

Gershwin at Folly


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 6:00pm to 04/26/2014 - 6:00pm




Spend the evening on Folly Beach in 1934 with George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward as they explore Gullah culture, go dancing,  and even begin work on their famous Porgy and Bess. The production is filled with some of Gershwin’s greatest melodies, such as “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” and “Summertime.”

Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Days & times vary. $57.50-$22.50. (843)577-7183, charlestonstage.com

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Other Desert Cities

Other Desert Cities


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 7:30pm to 04/26/2014 - 7:30pm




A 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Other Desert Cities is a production that can’t be missed. Main character Brooke Wyeth has written a tell-all book revealing her wealthy family’s hidden secret that is threatening to tear them apart. With mysteries lurking everywhere, what will become of Brooke and her relations?

Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm. $30-$18. (843)723-4444, puretheatre.org

 

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“John Westmark: Narratives”

“John Westmark: Narratives”


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 10:00am




This month at the Gibbes, find contemporary artist John Westmark’s imaginative large-scale paintings—collaged with text and paper sewing patterns—depicting courageous women. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $9; $7 student/senior/military; $5 ages six-12; free for child under six. (843) 722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

 
Kids Run & Wonderfest

Kids Run & Wonderfest


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 11:00am




Kick-off Bridge Run weekend at Hampton Park with the annual Kids Run. Youngsters can compete in their own race, or just enjoy an afternoon of food, entertainment, and fun at the festival. Cohost Wonder Works presents Wonderfest, a celebration with up-and-coming toy demonstrations, musical acts, and a “play zone” featuring best selling games and gadgets.

Friday, 11am-6pm; 5pm race. $12; $10 child under 14. (843) 856-1949, bridgerun.com

 

 
“YOUNG CONTEMPORARIES”

“YOUNG CONTEMPORARIES”


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 5:00pm




Pick out rising stars on the local art scene at this annual exhibit comprised entirely of pieces by students from the College of Charleston’s School of the Arts. Visiting painter Bill Dunlap selected this year’s works from many submitted entries. Local artist Robert Lange awards more than $6,000 in prizes to talented students. Mix and mingle with the young creatives at an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on April 4. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

 
Legends of the Celtic Harp

Legends of the Celtic Harp


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 7:30pm




Follow this musical journey presented by Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne, and Aryeh Frankfurter that transports you into the magical stories and myths that surround this captivating instrument. These three premier Celtic harpers form a dramatic ensemble. The Unitarian Church in Charleston, 4 Archdale St. Friday, 7:30pm. $15. (843)723-4617, www.charlestonuu.org

 
Anthony Jeselnik

Anthony Jeselnik


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 8:00pm




April’s leg of the Live Nation Comedy tour features Anthony Jeselnik, a highly acclaimed and highly hilarious comedian. Jeselnik is most famous for his appearances in comedy Central’s Roast of Donald Trump and Roast of Charlie Sheen, and was invited to perform on Conan, The Tonight Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He has written for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and received an Emmy nomination for A Night of Many Stars, a concert benefitting autism education. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 8pm. $29.50. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Umphrey's McGee

Umphrey's McGee


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 8:00pm




Charleston has become a hot spot for the jam band scene, and Umphrey’s McGee fits the bill with this April 4 performance featuring an ever-changing set lists and improvisation, much like hailed predecessors, the Grateful Dead. Enjoy an evening of live music played by a group of college buddies from South Bend, IN who were inspired by the likes of Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, The Beatles, and Led Zepplin. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, 7pm doors; 8pm. $30-$25. (843)529-5000www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
Rhythm in the Night

Rhythm in the Night


Event Date: 04/05/2014 - 6:30pm to 04/06/2014 - 7:30pm




If you like the traditional Irish river dance, wait until you see this. Original show Rhythm in the Night ups the ante with a performance of epic proportions as a troupe of dancers brings the audience through a story of good versus evil. A tale of fantasy, deception, and temptation is paired with an original soundtrack delivering an orchestral atmosphere.

Saturday & Sunday, 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show. $65-$20. (843)853-2252, charlestonmusichall.com

 

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Cooper River Bridge Run

Cooper River Bridge Run


Event Date: 04/05/2014 - 8:00am




The 10K Cooper River Bridge Run aims to motivate people to stay active while raising money for public education about the importance of exercise. Start in Mount Pleasant, enjoy the amazing scenery during the journey over the Ravenel Bridge, and finish amidst the festivities in downtown Charleston. This race welcomes runners and walkers alike and includes a wheelchair event that follows the same route.

Saturday, 8am. $45. (843)856-1949, bridgerun.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

 

 
 
 
Dig South

Dig South


Event Date: 04/09/2014 - 8:00am to 04/13/2014 - 8:00pm




The Southeast’s first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy is back for its second year. This interactive and music festival features presentations from more than 175 leading minds on a wide variety of topics impacting today’s culture, including software and app development, marketing and social media, investment capital, digital publishing, and more. Everyone from students to business executives can learn something new at this year’s expo. Dates, times, locations, & prices vary. www.digsouth.com

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The Space Between Things

The Space Between Things


Event Date: 03/14/2014 - 5:30pm to 04/26/2014 - 6:00pm




Redux Contemporary Art Center presents Cherith Lundin's solo exhibition, The Space Between Things. Her work "abstracts moments of fluidity within familiar spaces" through drawings, paintings and  installations. Lundin will be at the studio for an artist's talk and reception on March 14th from 5:00-8:30 p.m. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St.Philip St. Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-6pm; Friday, noon-7pm; Satuday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

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Festival of Houses & Gardens

Festival of Houses & Gardens


Event Date: 03/20/2014 - 11:00am to 04/19/2014 - 3:00pm




Historic Charleston Foundation presents a series of award-winning tours and events showcasing the city’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens, and culture. Located within the Old and Historic District, this is a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and green spaces of some of America’s most beautiful historic homes. Dates, times, & prices vary. (843)722-3405, www.historiccharleston.org

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Heist, Heist Baby

Heist, Heist Baby


Event Date: 03/20/2014 - 7:30pm to 04/27/2014 - 2:00pm




Join in on the action at this interactive, comedic mystery performance! Audience members are welcomed to participate in creating characters and story lines in The Black Fedora's newest show. If you're not an aspiring thespian, sit back and enjoy what is sure to be a unique and hilarious production. The Black Fedora Comedy Myster Theatre, 164 Church St. Dates and times vary. $24 adults, $22 students/military, $15 child under 13. (843)937-6453, www.charlestonmysteries.com

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Family Circle Cup

Family Circle Cup


Event Date: 03/29/2014 - 11:00am to 04/06/2014 - 7:00pm




This year, the largest women's-only tennis tournament in the world has Serena and Venus Williams, Jelena Jankovic, and Sara Errani in the player field, promising spectators plenty of on-court action in addition to special events throughout the week.

Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island. Times Vary. $80 - $10. (800) 677-2293, familycirclecup.com

 
 
 
Dig South

Dig South


Event Date: 04/09/2014 - 12:00pm to 04/12/2014 - 4:00pm




A two-day interactive conference and a tech and creative industry expo headline this celebration of innovation and the digital economy that's rounded out by festivites such as the Culturama finale bash.

Locations, times, & prices vary. digsouth.com

 
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Japan & The Jazz Age

Japan & The Jazz Age


Event Date: 03/30/2014 - 11:00am to 04/20/2014 - 5:00pm




It’s worth the drive to the Columbia Museum of Art for this exhibit, which draws visitors into the Art Deco age in Japan between the 1920s and ’40s with images reflecting trends in Japanese lifestyle and capturing jazz culture. The gallery also offers tours and lectures. Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St., Columbia. Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; free for member. (803)799-2810, www.columbiamuseum.org

 

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"Fashion Flashbakck"

"Fashion Flashbakck"


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 9:00am to 04/27/2014 - 5:00pm




The Charleston Museum hosts a fashion exhibition series in the Historic Textiles Gallery, allowing visitors to journey back through time decade by decade. This month’s display takes a look at the clothing styles of the 1970s, showcasing everything from flower power patterns and paisley prints to the structured polyester leisure suit, truly a blast from the past.

Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, charlestonmuseum.org

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"The Space Between Things"

"The Space Between Things"


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 10:00am to 04/26/2014 - 6:00pm




Through her drawings, paintings, and installations, artist Cherith Lundin engages our perceptions and experiences of physical space. Her work is inspired by subtleties in our lives and the concept of simply existing. This makes for an incredible exhibition, featuring work that spans across multiple media.

Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, reduxstudios.org

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"Somewhere in the South"

"Somewhere in the South"


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 11:00am to 04/15/2014 - 7:00pm




Follow a visual narrative of the ever-changing American South through photography by an array of Southern artists, including pioneers of modern color photography William Eggleston and William Christenberry, as well as other contemporary creatives such as Eliot Dudik and Kathleen Robbins. The diverse collection of artists and images offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)697-5471, rebekahjacobgallery.com

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Festival of Houses & Gardens

Festival of Houses & Gardens


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 11:00am to 04/19/2014 - 4:00pm




Historic Charleston Foundation presents a series of award-winning tours showcasing the city’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens, and culture. Spend a spring day walking the Old and Historic District, exploring the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic homes, dating back to the 18th century.

Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 722-3405, historiccharleston.org

 

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Eat Local Month

Eat Local Month


Event Date: 04/02/2014 - 4:00pm to 04/30/2014 - 8:00pm




Celebrate the bounty of local fare all month long with a host of activities organized by Lowcountry Local First. You'll find us at the Lowcountry Farm Tours and the seventh annual Chef's Potluck at Middleton Place!

Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 740-5444, lowcountrylocalfirst.org/eatlocalmonth

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Laugh for a Lincoln

Laugh for a Lincoln


Event Date: 04/02/2014 - 8:00pm to 04/30/2014 - 10:00pm




For only $5, you can enjoy a comedy-filled evening performed by up to 10 in-house comedians at Theatre 99. That’s right, just as the title says, you can have a “laugh for a Lincoln” every Wednesday night while viewing two or three original improv acts.

Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Wednesday, 8pm. $5. (843)853-6687, theatre99.com

 

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Catfish Moon

Catfish Moon


Event Date: 04/03/2014 - 8:00pm to 04/13/2014 - 3:00pm




A heartwarming tale of three childhood friends, Curley, Gordon, and Frog, Catfish Moon explores the jump from childhood to adulthood and the struggles and triumphs that follow. Even though an ex-wife puts herself between two of them, they ultimately conclude their friendship can stand the test of time. James F. Dean Theatre, 133 S Main St., Summerville. Thursday- Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $25. (843)875-9251www.flowertownplayers.org

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Flowertown Festival

Flowertown Festival


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 9:00am to 04/06/2014 - 4:00pm




Celebrate spring’s arrival by taking in the colorful blooms at the weekend-long Flowertown Festival in Summerville. Stroll through streets lined with pink azaleas, white dogwood, and purple wisteria; browse artisan booths; and enjoy specialty snacks from local vendors, with proceeds from your purchases going towards the Summerville Family YMCA.

Friday & Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday, 9am-4pm. Free. (843) 871-9622, flowertownfestival.org

 
 
 
Charleston International Film Festival

Charleston International Film Festival


Event Date: 04/09/2014 - 5:00pm to 04/13/2014 - 9:00pm




At the Sottile theatre and Charleston Music hall, catch sneak previews and premieres of new features, documentaries, shorts, and animations from local, national, and international filmmakers. Industry panels and workshops offer educational opportunities, while nightly afterparties invite festival-goers to mix and mingle.

Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 817-1617, charlestoniff.org

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"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"

"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 10:00am to 07/13/2014 - 5:00pm




The Gibbes Museum debuts two spectacular new exhibits this month, examining the creative processes of painting and photography in contemporary Southern art and showcasing the great artistic talent of our region today. Contemporary artist John Westmark’s works incorporate fabrics and sewing patterns weaved into large-scale paintings and spark a sense of nostalgia through their narratives. The photography exhibit featuring works by Carrie Mae Weems and Stephen Marc, on the other hand, propels visitors into the here and now, examining the ways in which the industry has become digitized.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $9; $7 student/senior/military; $5 ages six -12; free for child under six. (843)722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

 

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"Carolina Landscape"

"Carolina Landscape"


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 11:00am to 04/24/2014 - 5:00pm




This month, Ann Long Fine Art presents the works of painter Johnson Hagood, a Holy City resident and Columbia native who studied at College of Charleston. His landscapes feature traditional Lowcountry landmarks like the barrier islands and marshes, but it is his use of color that brings the scenes to life.

Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)577-0447, annlongfineart.com

 

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Gershwin at Folly

Gershwin at Folly


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 6:00pm to 04/26/2014 - 6:00pm




Spend the evening on Folly Beach in 1934 with George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward as they explore Gullah culture, go dancing,  and even begin work on their famous Porgy and Bess. The production is filled with some of Gershwin’s greatest melodies, such as “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” and “Summertime.”

Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Days & times vary. $57.50-$22.50. (843)577-7183, charlestonstage.com

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Other Desert Cities

Other Desert Cities


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 7:30pm to 04/26/2014 - 7:30pm




A 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Other Desert Cities is a production that can’t be missed. Main character Brooke Wyeth has written a tell-all book revealing her wealthy family’s hidden secret that is threatening to tear them apart. With mysteries lurking everywhere, what will become of Brooke and her relations?

Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm. $30-$18. (843)723-4444, puretheatre.org

 

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Rhythm in the Night

Rhythm in the Night


Event Date: 04/05/2014 - 6:30pm to 04/06/2014 - 7:30pm




If you like the traditional Irish river dance, wait until you see this. Original show Rhythm in the Night ups the ante with a performance of epic proportions as a troupe of dancers brings the audience through a story of good versus evil. A tale of fantasy, deception, and temptation is paired with an original soundtrack delivering an orchestral atmosphere.

Saturday & Sunday, 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show. $65-$20. (843)853-2252, charlestonmusichall.com

 

 
Palmetto Breeze Margarita Monday

Palmetto Breeze Margarita Monday


Event Date: 04/07/2014 - 6:00pm




What could be a better way to cure the Monday blues than a two-hour sunset sail and all-you-can-drink margaritas? Hop aboard this locally built vessel to unwind and relax as you tour the historic sites of Charleston via catamaran. Soft drinks, water, and snacks are also included, and there is a cash bar for beer and wine. The boat sets sail from Shem Creek and Charleston Harbor. Monday, 6 pm. $35; $25 ladies. (843)886-8133, www.aqua-safaris.com

 
Charleston Riverdogs Versus Greenville Drive

Charleston Riverdogs Versus Greenville Drive


Event Date: 04/07/2014 - 7:05pm




The Lowcountry’s favorite baseball team is back for another season! Grab classic stadium concessions or test out some of the more creative menu items—such as beer milkshakes and deep-fried, bacon-wrapped corndogs—as you cheer on the RiverDogs in their home opener. Be sure to stay until the end of the game for the fireworks display.

Monday, 7:05pm. Prices vary. (843) 577-3647, riverdogs.com

 
 
Chop, Shop & Dine

Chop, Shop & Dine


Event Date: 04/09/2014 - 9:30am




Hop on a trolley and experience a unique dining and shoping event at Southern Season. After being picked up at either the Charleston or Mount Pleasant Visitors Center, guests will get a cooking demostration, Southern-style lunch, and an opportunity to browse the store's wide wariety of gifts, prepared foods, drinks, and wares. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. $45. (800)979-3370, www.lowcountrylooptrolley.com

 
Charleston Race Week

Charleston Race Week


Event Date: 04/10/2014 - 10:00am to 04/13/2014 - 3:00pm




Some 300 boats—manned by pros and amateurs alike—come from around the globe to sail in this event, the largest regatta of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Three days of inshore and offshore races are accompanied by rum-fueled parties at the Race Village at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. You can also catch the racing from sites around town, including White Point Garden.

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday-Sunday, times vary. $60 entry to Race Village; other prices vary. (843) 628-5900, charlestonraceweek.com

 

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Charleston Honey & Bee Expo

Charleston Honey & Bee Expo


Event Date: 04/06/2014 - 11:00am




Learn ho to preserve Charleston's honeybee population at the 3rd annual Hone & Bee Expo! Visitors can taste local honey, learn about beekeeping, buy bee and honey products, and can purchase tickets for the viewing of "More Than Honey", a documentary about the worldwide decline of bees. Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)573-0810, sites.google.com/site/charlestonareabeekeepers/home

 
Lowcountry Cajun Festival

Lowcountry Cajun Festival


Event Date: 04/06/2014 - 12:00pm




Louisiana comes to the Lowcountry! Enjoy a day full of Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, children’s activities, and all-around ragin’ Cajun entertainment. Local and regional chefs cook up a variety of mouth-watering dishes highlighting authentic flavors and ingredients from Cajun and Creole fare. 

Sunday, noon-6pm. $10; free for child under 13. (843)795-4386, ccprc.com

 
Sea Island Food Truck Rodeo

Sea Island Food Truck Rodeo


Event Date: 04/06/2014 - 12:00pm




Join Kiawah Cares this spring with a trip to the rodeo—a food-truck rodeo that is. Enjoy mobile fare from all over the Lowcountry, plus live music, beer, and wine on an afternoon that benefits Angel Oak Elementary’s Owl Pack Program, which funds weekend food supplies for students. Freshfields Village149 Village Green Ln., John’s Island. Sunday, noon. Free. (843)768-6491, www.freshfieldsvillage.com

 
French Tea in the Lowcountry

French Tea in the Lowcountry


Event Date: 04/06/2014 - 1:30pm




Although tea drinking was popularized in France around 1636, stylish high-society teas became a Southern staple in the 1920s and 30s. Join the Friends of Andre Michaux for an afternoon of food, music, tea, and nostalgia among the beautiful gardens at Magnolia Plantation. Proceeds from the event support the Friends of Michaux Charleston Garden Project in their efforts to preserve the gardens at the site of the French botanist’s home and garden. Magnolia Plantation, 3350 Ashley River Rd. Sunday, 1:30-3:30pm. $65. (843)571-1266,www.magnoliaplantation.com

 
Lowcountry Strawberry Festival

Lowcountry Strawberry Festival


Event Date: 04/10/2014 - 11:00am to 04/13/2014 - 4:00pm




Enjoy rides, games, carnival snacks, and more at Boone Hall Plantation for the annual Lowcountry Strawberry Festival. The attractions—a petting zoo, magic shows, and thrill rides to name a few—are sure to please attendees of all ages! Ride and entertainment tickets are available for $1 each, or you can get a “ride everything” wristband.

Thursday-Sunday, times vary. $5; $3 child under 12; free for child under three. boonehallplantation.com

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Plantasia

Plantasia


Event Date: 04/10/2014 - 10:00am




Charleston Horticultural Society's plant sale has everything your garden could need. Get first dibs at the preview party and don't miss Friday's Garden of Gin fête.

Wragg Square, 342 Meeting St. Times & prices vary. Sale admission free. chashortsoc.org

 
Bubbly & Brew

Bubbly & Brew


Event Date: 04/10/2014 - 7:00pm




Dine on delicious food and specialty cocktails at the fifth annual Bubbly & Brew. Guests can enjoy musical entertainment from Nashville’s Bonnie Bishop while bidding on live and silent auction items. The event benefits My Sister’s House, which provides shelter, counseling and other services for domestic violence victims. Founder’s Hall at Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road. Thursday, 7-11pm. $75-$60. (843)747-4069www.mysistershouse.org 

 
The Lone Bellow with Jordan Igoe

The Lone Bellow with Jordan Igoe


Event Date: 04/10/2014 - 8:00pm




Brooklyn-based group, The Lone Bellow, teams up with local singer-songwriter Jordan Igoe for a unique concert as part of the Dig South music series. Influenced by blues, gospel, and folk-rock, The Lone Bellow's upbeat tunes and Igoe's Southern, soulful melodies combine for a can't-miss evening of musical talent. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 8pm. $23; $17.50 advance. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival

East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival


Event Date: 04/11/2014 - 12:00pm to 04/13/2014 - 3:00pm




Calling all outdoor sports enthusiasts: spend your weekend honing your skills in kayaking canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, slack lining, archery, disc golf, mountain biking, and climbing. For those with disabilities, learn about specialized adaptive outdoor sports.

Friday-Sunday, times & prices vary. (843) 795-4386, ccprc.com

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House & Garden Tours

House & Garden Tours


Event Date: 04/11/2014 - 1:00pm to 04/12/2014 - 5:00pm




Lose yourself among some of Charleston’s finest houses and gardens South of Broad during the 79th annual House and Garden Tours. The homes feature flowers arranged by members of The Garden Club of Charleston, and the lovely Charleston Garden is host to a variety of refreshments. Each day offers a different set of tours, so choose carefully and come explore the beautiful Historic District.

Friday & Saturday, 1-5pm. $45. (843) 406-7626, thegardenclubofcharleston.org

 

 
What the Folk Music Festival

What the Folk Music Festival


Event Date: 04/11/2014 - 5:00pm to 04/12/2014 - 10:00pm




Ford Productions presents the inaugural What the Folk Music Festival. The two-day event features headliner Todd Snider, along with Americana performers such as The Bottle Rockets, Charlie Mars, Ryan Bonner and more! Food trucks, beer carts, and local breweries will be on site providing eats and libations while you enjoy the acts. A portion of the proceeds go towards Carolina Studios, an organization that provides at-risk kids access to educational and career-focused programming in media arts and musical technology. Sewee Outpost, 4853 Hwy. 17, Awendaw. Friday, 5-10pm & Saturday, 11am-10pm. $25 Friday; $35 Saturday; $50 weekend pass; free for child under 11. www.whatthefolkfest.org

 
Kiawah Island Art & House Tour

Kiawah Island Art & House Tour


Event Date: 04/11/2014 - 1:00pm




The 14th annual Kiawah Island Art and House Tour features five stunning seaside homes, with light refreshments throughout the afternoon. Come early to enjoy shopping and dining at Freshfields Village and The Sanctuary before you begin your self-guided tour. All proceeds from the event fund special exhibitions, art education, and outreach programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art.

Friday, 1-5pm. $55. (843)722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

 

 
Movie Night at Cinebarre

Movie Night at Cinebarre


Event Date: 04/11/2014 - 6:00pm




The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center hosts a night of family friendly fun to raise awareness about the issue of child abuse through its Child Abuse is a Grown-Up Problem campaign. The night features a live performance, face painting, carnival games, and an outdoor showing of The Jungle Book. Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 6pm. Free. (843)216-2690, www.dnlcc.org

 
Billy Currington

Billy Currington


Event Date: 04/11/2014 - 6:30pm




With 10 hits and six number ones, this singer has proven his worth in country music. Songs like “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” “People Are Crazy,” and “Good Directions” have earned him multiple awards and nominations. Billy Currington’s most recent album, Enjoy Yourself, reflects his talent and growth as an artist. According to allmusic.com, “Its mellow vibes and occasional soft romantic touch feel true to Currington.”

Friday, 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show. $39.75-$35. (843)529-5000, northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
A Special Evening with Dick Jenrette & Stephen Schwarzman

A Special Evening with Dick Jenrette & Stephen Schwarzman


Event Date: 04/11/2014 - 7:00pm




The Charleston Library Society celebrates 100 years in their King Street home and pays tribute to a legend in the world of preservation and restoration. Richard H. Jenrette, responsible for the restoration of the Mills House Hotel and the Roper House, receives the first ever Charleston Library Society Founders Award. Stephen A. Schwartzman, chairman of the board of the Kennedy Center and generous donor to the New York Public Library, showcases Jenrette’s contributions to Charleston.

Friday, 7pm. $75-$50. (843)723-9912, charlestonlibrarysociety.org

 
Zoso

Zoso


Event Date: 04/11/2014 - 8:00pm




Step back in time to an era that has hardly been forgotten— the ‘70s. ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, embraces the essence of Led Zeppelin to create a realistic and exciting concert experience for eager audiences. ZOSO has played more than 2,000 live shows around the world and is described as the closest to the original band of all the tributes.

Friday, 8pm doors; 9pm show. $17-$15. (843)577-6989, musicfarm.com

 

 
Easter Weekend at Blackbeard's Cove

Easter Weekend at Blackbeard's Cove


Event Date: 04/12/2014 - 8:00am to 04/13/2014 - 2:30pm




Head to Blackbeard’s Cove for a weekend long Easter celebration! The festivities begin Saturday with the annual waffle breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Sunday, youngsters up to 10 years old embark on the park-wide Egg Hunt, where thousands of Easter eggs filled with prizes will be hidden for the kids to find. The hunt will be split into age groups. Space is limited and reservations are encouraged. Blackbeard's Cove, 3255 Highway 17, Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 8-10am & Sunday, 2pm. Breakfast; $6, Egg Hunt is free. (843)971-1223, www.blackbeardscove.net

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Mega Mud Run

Mega Mud Run


Event Date: 04/12/2014 - 8:00am




Test your physical and mental endurance in this 5K to 7K obstacle course that is not only a race, but also a team-building event. Chucktown Fitness presents an activity that is not for the weak-minded, but for those ready to test their toughness at an extreme level. Spectators are welcome to watch the event and cheer on participants. Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Rd., John’s Island. Saturday, 8am. $260-$65. (843)559-3254www.megamudrunchallenge.com

 
Paint Out and Wet Paint Show

Paint Out and Wet Paint Show


Event Date: 04/12/2014 - 9:00am




Ever wanted to paint while on the grounds of Middleton Place? Well, here’s your opportunity. Spend the morning creating your masterpiece then enjoy a Lowcountry lunch and the Wet Paint Exhibition that showcases the freshly painted work of all attendees. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Saturday, 9am. $60. (508)221-0064, www.aucoeracademy.com

 
Run for Adela 5K Run/Walk

Run for Adela 5K Run/Walk


Event Date: 04/12/2014 - 9:00am




Runners can enjoy ocean views and salty air at this 5K race on Sullivan’s Island. The family-friendly race is open to all ages, and also features a one-mile “fun run” for children under 13. Participants can enjoy refreshments and an awards ceremony following the races. Proceeds from the race go to the Adela Holmes Cook Foundation, which benefits Camp Happy Days. Station 16 on Sullivan's Island Beach, Station 16 St., Sullivan’s Island. Saturday, 9-11am. $25. (843)442-1022, find Run for Adela on Eventbrite 

 
Founders Day Festival

Founders Day Festival


Event Date: 04/12/2014 - 10:00am




Celebrate the birth of South Carolina in 1663 with reenactors who take participants through daily chores and activities, show authentic encampments, and demonstrate how to fire blackpowder cannons and muskets. Archaeologists show visitors their latest research discoveries at the current excavation site too.

Saturday, 10am. $10-$3.25. (843) 852-4205, southcarolinaparks.com

 

 
Camp Breathe Easy

Camp Breathe Easy


Event Date: 04/12/2014 - 10:30am




Have a child, niece, or family friend suffering from childhood asthma? The American Lung Association presents Camp Breathe Easy, a one-day event for children ages 7-13 and their families. The event combines engaging activities and valuable resources on asthma management to improve childrens understanding of the disease and self-esteem. Burke High School, 244 President St. Saturday, 10:30am-2:30pm. Free. (843)556-8451, lungsc.org

 
Jillian Michaels: Maximize Your Life

Jillian Michaels: Maximize Your Life


Event Date: 04/12/2014 - 8:00pm




TV personality and fitness guru Jillian Michaels brings her critically acclaimed motivational live tour to North Charleston. This intimate experience provides audience members with the tools and motivation to harness potential, kick-start goals, and reignite passion. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 8pm. $151-$25. (843)529-5000www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
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The Space Between Things

The Space Between Things


Event Date: 03/14/2014 - 5:30pm to 04/26/2014 - 6:00pm




Redux Contemporary Art Center presents Cherith Lundin's solo exhibition, The Space Between Things. Her work "abstracts moments of fluidity within familiar spaces" through drawings, paintings and  installations. Lundin will be at the studio for an artist's talk and reception on March 14th from 5:00-8:30 p.m. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St.Philip St. Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-6pm; Friday, noon-7pm; Satuday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

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Festival of Houses & Gardens

Festival of Houses & Gardens


Event Date: 03/20/2014 - 11:00am to 04/19/2014 - 3:00pm




Historic Charleston Foundation presents a series of award-winning tours and events showcasing the city’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens, and culture. Located within the Old and Historic District, this is a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and green spaces of some of America’s most beautiful historic homes. Dates, times, & prices vary. (843)722-3405, www.historiccharleston.org

 
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Heist, Heist Baby

Heist, Heist Baby


Event Date: 03/20/2014 - 7:30pm to 04/27/2014 - 2:00pm




Join in on the action at this interactive, comedic mystery performance! Audience members are welcomed to participate in creating characters and story lines in The Black Fedora's newest show. If you're not an aspiring thespian, sit back and enjoy what is sure to be a unique and hilarious production. The Black Fedora Comedy Myster Theatre, 164 Church St. Dates and times vary. $24 adults, $22 students/military, $15 child under 13. (843)937-6453, www.charlestonmysteries.com

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Japan & The Jazz Age

Japan & The Jazz Age


Event Date: 03/30/2014 - 11:00am to 04/20/2014 - 5:00pm




It’s worth the drive to the Columbia Museum of Art for this exhibit, which draws visitors into the Art Deco age in Japan between the 1920s and ’40s with images reflecting trends in Japanese lifestyle and capturing jazz culture. The gallery also offers tours and lectures. Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St., Columbia. Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; free for member. (803)799-2810, www.columbiamuseum.org

 

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"Fashion Flashbakck"

"Fashion Flashbakck"


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 9:00am to 04/27/2014 - 5:00pm




The Charleston Museum hosts a fashion exhibition series in the Historic Textiles Gallery, allowing visitors to journey back through time decade by decade. This month’s display takes a look at the clothing styles of the 1970s, showcasing everything from flower power patterns and paisley prints to the structured polyester leisure suit, truly a blast from the past.

Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, charlestonmuseum.org

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"The Space Between Things"

"The Space Between Things"


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 10:00am to 04/26/2014 - 6:00pm




Through her drawings, paintings, and installations, artist Cherith Lundin engages our perceptions and experiences of physical space. Her work is inspired by subtleties in our lives and the concept of simply existing. This makes for an incredible exhibition, featuring work that spans across multiple media.

Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, reduxstudios.org

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"Somewhere in the South"

"Somewhere in the South"


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 11:00am to 04/15/2014 - 7:00pm




Follow a visual narrative of the ever-changing American South through photography by an array of Southern artists, including pioneers of modern color photography William Eggleston and William Christenberry, as well as other contemporary creatives such as Eliot Dudik and Kathleen Robbins. The diverse collection of artists and images offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)697-5471, rebekahjacobgallery.com

 
 
 
 
Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival

Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival


Event Date: 04/19/2014 (All day) to 04/20/2014 (All day)




Come, if you dare, to South Carolina’s only horror film festival right here in North Charleston. Filmmakers and fans alike can enjoy an array of independent horror films from all over the world. The festival showcases new premiers and exclusive screenings, as well as Question and Answer sessions with visiting filmmakers, actors, and special guests. Sterett Hall Auditorium, 1530 7th St. & Hobson Ave., North Charleston. Saturday & Sunday, times vary. $45-$15. (843)745-1087www.crimsonscreenfilmfest.com

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Festival of Houses & Gardens

Festival of Houses & Gardens


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 11:00am to 04/19/2014 - 4:00pm




Historic Charleston Foundation presents a series of award-winning tours showcasing the city’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens, and culture. Spend a spring day walking the Old and Historic District, exploring the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic homes, dating back to the 18th century.

Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 722-3405, historiccharleston.org

 

 
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Eat Local Month

Eat Local Month


Event Date: 04/02/2014 - 4:00pm to 04/30/2014 - 8:00pm




Celebrate the bounty of local fare all month long with a host of activities organized by Lowcountry Local First. You'll find us at the Lowcountry Farm Tours and the seventh annual Chef's Potluck at Middleton Place!

Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 740-5444, lowcountrylocalfirst.org/eatlocalmonth

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Laugh for a Lincoln

Laugh for a Lincoln


Event Date: 04/02/2014 - 8:00pm to 04/30/2014 - 10:00pm




For only $5, you can enjoy a comedy-filled evening performed by up to 10 in-house comedians at Theatre 99. That’s right, just as the title says, you can have a “laugh for a Lincoln” every Wednesday night while viewing two or three original improv acts.

Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Wednesday, 8pm. $5. (843)853-6687, theatre99.com

 

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Catfish Moon

Catfish Moon


Event Date: 04/03/2014 - 8:00pm to 04/13/2014 - 3:00pm




A heartwarming tale of three childhood friends, Curley, Gordon, and Frog, Catfish Moon explores the jump from childhood to adulthood and the struggles and triumphs that follow. Even though an ex-wife puts herself between two of them, they ultimately conclude their friendship can stand the test of time. James F. Dean Theatre, 133 S Main St., Summerville. Thursday- Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $25. (843)875-9251www.flowertownplayers.org

 
Spring Break Kids Camp

Spring Break Kids Camp


Event Date: 04/14/2014 - 9:00am to 04/18/2014 - 9:00am




Send your kids to Redux Contemporary Art Center for a week-long day camp designed to inspire the inner-artist in young children. Morning sessions feature “Patterns in Nature,” where children learn to be inspired by art in the world around them. Afternoon sessions will include history lessons about the different eras of art during the 20th century. Both sessions provide the opportunity for kids to express themselves artistically though painting, drawing, and even sculpture. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Monday-Friday, 9am & 12pm. $250-$120. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.com

 
 
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"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"

"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 10:00am to 07/13/2014 - 5:00pm




The Gibbes Museum debuts two spectacular new exhibits this month, examining the creative processes of painting and photography in contemporary Southern art and showcasing the great artistic talent of our region today. Contemporary artist John Westmark’s works incorporate fabrics and sewing patterns weaved into large-scale paintings and spark a sense of nostalgia through their narratives. The photography exhibit featuring works by Carrie Mae Weems and Stephen Marc, on the other hand, propels visitors into the here and now, examining the ways in which the industry has become digitized.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $9; $7 student/senior/military; $5 ages six -12; free for child under six. (843)722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

 

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"Carolina Landscape"

"Carolina Landscape"


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 11:00am to 04/24/2014 - 5:00pm




This month, Ann Long Fine Art presents the works of painter Johnson Hagood, a Holy City resident and Columbia native who studied at College of Charleston. His landscapes feature traditional Lowcountry landmarks like the barrier islands and marshes, but it is his use of color that brings the scenes to life.

Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)577-0447, annlongfineart.com

 

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Gershwin at Folly

Gershwin at Folly


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 6:00pm to 04/26/2014 - 6:00pm




Spend the evening on Folly Beach in 1934 with George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward as they explore Gullah culture, go dancing,  and even begin work on their famous Porgy and Bess. The production is filled with some of Gershwin’s greatest melodies, such as “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” and “Summertime.”

Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Days & times vary. $57.50-$22.50. (843)577-7183, charlestonstage.com

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Other Desert Cities

Other Desert Cities


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 7:30pm to 04/26/2014 - 7:30pm




A 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Other Desert Cities is a production that can’t be missed. Main character Brooke Wyeth has written a tell-all book revealing her wealthy family’s hidden secret that is threatening to tear them apart. With mysteries lurking everywhere, what will become of Brooke and her relations?

Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm. $30-$18. (843)723-4444, puretheatre.org

 

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Dig South

Dig South


Event Date: 04/09/2014 - 8:00am to 04/13/2014 - 8:00pm




The Southeast’s first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy is back for its second year. This interactive and music festival features presentations from more than 175 leading minds on a wide variety of topics impacting today’s culture, including software and app development, marketing and social media, investment capital, digital publishing, and more. Everyone from students to business executives can learn something new at this year’s expo. Dates, times, locations, & prices vary. www.digsouth.com

 
Palmetto Breeze Margarita Monday

Palmetto Breeze Margarita Monday


Event Date: 04/14/2014 - 6:00pm




What could be a better way to cure the Monday blues than a two-hour sunset sail and all-you-can-drink margaritas? Hop aboard this locally built vessel to unwind and relax as you tour the historic sites of Charleston via catamaran. Soft drinks, water, and snacks are also included, and there is a cash bar for beer and wine. The boat sets sail from Shem Creek and Charleston Harbor. Monday, 6 pm. $35; $25 ladies. (843)886-8133, www.aqua-safaris.com

 
An Evening with John Legend

An Evening with John Legend


Event Date: 04/15/2014 - 7:00pm




Starlight Award recipient and nine-time Grammy winner John Legend presents an intimate, acoustic performance. The All of Me Tour celebrates his album Love in the Future, which is currently in the top 10 on the R&B Album Chart. The crooner has worked with artists such as Kanye West, Dave Tozer, Jay-Z, and more in his past 10 years in the business.

Tuesday, 7pm doors; 8pm show. $79-$64. (843)529-5000, northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
Charleston Dog Show

Charleston Dog Show


Event Date: 04/16/2014 - 9:00am




Dog-lovers from across the Lowcountry won’t want to miss the 11th annual Charleston Dog Show! Head to Marion Square to scope out the competition—or enter your pup into the judging for $10, which benefits local animal shelters.

Saturday, 9am-2pm. Free. charlestondogshow.com

 
Chop, Shop & Dine

Chop, Shop & Dine


Event Date: 04/16/2014 - 9:30am




Hop on a trolley and experience a unique dining and shoping event at Southern Season. After being picked up at either the Charleston or Mount Pleasant Visitor's Center, guests head to Southern Season, where they get a cooking demostration, Southern-style lunch, and an opportunity to browse the store's wide wariety of gifts, prepared foods, drinks, and wares. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. $45. (800)979-3370, www.lowcountrylooptrolley.com

 
Carolina Rice Kitchen Dinner

Carolina Rice Kitchen Dinner


Event Date: 04/16/2014 - 6:30pm




Learn about the important impact rice has had on South Carolina’s history while tasting your way through history. The Old Village Post House hosts experts Dr. David Shields, Glen Roberts, and Dr. Brian Ward as they school attendees about the Lowcountry’s historic grain. Chef Parker has planned five courses to accompany the talks, with dishes featuring the flavors of the Antebellum Lowcountry. Proceeds benefit research at Clemson University Agricultural Extension. Please call for reservations. The Old Village Post House, 101 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant.Wednesday, 6:30pm. $100. (843)388-8935, www.oldvillageposthouse.com

 
Upper King Street Spring Design Walk

Upper King Street Spring Design Walk


Event Date: 04/17/2014 - 5:00pm




Why go to one event when you could go to six? Half a dozen of Upper King Street's galleries and shops open their doors to the public, luring guests in with cocktails, hors d'ourves, discounts, and more! Described as Upper King Street's longest running and most prestigious event, this walk is one you won't want to miss. Locations vary. Thursday, 5-8pm. Free. www.upperkingdesigndistrict.com

 

 
Jeremy's Gala

Jeremy's Gala


Event Date: 04/17/2014 - 6:00pm




Jeremy’s Gala raises money to provide scholarships for college students pursuing careers in education during their student teaching semester. The annual gala, hosted on scenic Shem Creek, features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, auctions, and entertainment. Lighthouse on the Creek, 100 Church St., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 6-10pm. $100. (843)953-5272www.jeremeysgala.org

 
IFIVE:K

IFIVE:K


Event Date: 04/17/2014 - 6:30pm




This weekday evening race takes runners on a 3.1-mile scenic route winding through downtown and along the Cooper River. Sponsored by Google, Comcast, Business Class, and the Charleston Digital Corridor, the race brings businesses together for an evening of spirited competition and networking. All proceeds help fund scholarships for CODEcamp students and other educational programs in technology-related fields.

Thursday, 6:30pm. $35. ifivek.com

 

 
People's Blues of Richmond

People's Blues of Richmond


Event Date: 04/17/2014 - 9:00pm




People's Blues of Richmond presents their newest LP, Good Time Suicide, at a one-night stop in Charleston during their six-month tour. The Virgina-based trio is described by Creative Loafing as "“A cross between The Black Keys and Black Sabbath with a healthy dose of Led Zeppelin cock-strut appeal," this manic psych-rcok concert is sure to provide good, unique tunes to the Holy City music scene. The Royal American, 970 Morrison Dr.  Thursday, 9pm. $5. (843)817-6925, www.peoplesblues.com

 
Lowcountry Oyster Roast

Lowcountry Oyster Roast


Event Date: 04/18/2014 - 3:30pm




This traditional oyster roast and picnic complements the month-long celebration of the annual Festival of Houses and Gardens, and is held on the grounds of historic Drayton Hall Plantation. The afternoon features traditional Lowcountry and Southern fare the tenants of this pre-Revolutionary War house would enjoy such as steamed oysters, wine,. and beer. Admission includes a tour of the house and grounds as well as an Easter egg hunt for younger visitors. Drayton Hall Plantation, 3380 Ashley River Rd. Friday, 4:30pm. $45; $20 ages 6-12; free for child under six. (843)722-3405

 
Dirty Dozen Brass Badn & The Last Waltz Ensemble

Dirty Dozen Brass Badn & The Last Waltz Ensemble


Event Date: 04/18/2014 - 8:45pm




Start your night with a set of Bob Dylan covers from Atlanta-based tribute band The Last Waltz Ensemble. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will join in during the last song, then transition into their own headlining performance. Their New Orleans sound will keep your toes tapping and hands clapping during this performance of original tracks and Big Easy classics such as "When The Saints Go Marching In."The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Friday, 8pm doors; 8:45pm show. $20-$17. (843)571-4343www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 
Dyal Compass Earth Day

Dyal Compass Earth Day


Event Date: 04/19/2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm




Join real estate development company Dyal Compass for an Earth Day celebration on Kiawah Island. Enjoy a film festival featuring award-winning documentaries ("Trashed," "Food, Inc.," and "The Cove,"), and tour the 2013 HGTV Dream Home, which is the first environmentally sustainable home of the HGTV Dream Homes. 119 Halona Ln., Kiawah Island. Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. (212)209-3882, www.dyalcompass.com

 
Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza


Event Date: 04/19/2014 - 10:30am




With azaleas in bloom and a flock of sheep running amidst the open field, it’s hard to imagine a more magical setting for an Easter-egg hunt than Middleton Place. Children are invited to bring their own basket to the property’s stableyard. There they’ll hunt for hard-boiled eggs before dyeing them. An egg roll and Colonial crafts round out the festivites. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Saturday, 10:30am. $28; $15 student; $10 ages six-14; free for child under six. (843)556-6020, www.middletonplace.org

 
The Hat Ladies' Easter Promenade

The Hat Ladies' Easter Promenade


Event Date: 04/19/2014 - 10:30am




It’s Easter season in the Holy City and time for The Hat Ladies to don their stylish Easter accessories, reflecting the charm and tradition of Charleston. Elegantly dressed ladies, gents, and children gather for photographs at Marion Square, then promenade down Meeting, King, and Market streets, wishing everyone a happy Easter. Spectators are welcome to join in on the fun and take photographs as well.

Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm. Free. (843) 762-6679, hatladies.org

 

 
A 1920 Flapper Party

A 1920 Flapper Party


Event Date: 04/19/2014 - 7:30pm




Get ready to do the Charleston. Transport yourself back into the Roaring ‘20s while listening to Mozart, Gershwin, and Poulenc at this extraordinary event presented by Chamber Music Charleston. A 1920 Flapper Party is part of the Ovation Concert Series, which turns a classical music concert into an extravagant one-of-a-kind party. Theater and table seatings are available, with complimentary wine for those in table seating.

Saturday, 7:30pm. $40-$5. (843)763-4941, chambermusiccharleston.com

 

 
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Charleston International Film Festival

Charleston International Film Festival


Event Date: 04/09/2014 - 5:00pm to 04/13/2014 - 9:00pm




At the Sottile theatre and Charleston Music hall, catch sneak previews and premieres of new features, documentaries, shorts, and animations from local, national, and international filmmakers. Industry panels and workshops offer educational opportunities, while nightly afterparties invite festival-goers to mix and mingle.

Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 817-1617, charlestoniff.org

 
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Charleston Race Week

Charleston Race Week


Event Date: 04/10/2014 - 10:00am to 04/13/2014 - 3:00pm




Some 300 boats—manned by pros and amateurs alike—come from around the globe to sail in this event, the largest regatta of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Three days of inshore and offshore races are accompanied by rum-fueled parties at the Race Village at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. You can also catch the racing from sites around town, including White Point Garden.

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday-Sunday, times vary. $60 entry to Race Village; other prices vary. (843) 628-5900, charlestonraceweek.com

 

 
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Lowcountry Strawberry Festival

Lowcountry Strawberry Festival


Event Date: 04/10/2014 - 11:00am to 04/13/2014 - 4:00pm




Enjoy rides, games, carnival snacks, and more at Boone Hall Plantation for the annual Lowcountry Strawberry Festival. The attractions—a petting zoo, magic shows, and thrill rides to name a few—are sure to please attendees of all ages! Ride and entertainment tickets are available for $1 each, or you can get a “ride everything” wristband.

Thursday-Sunday, times vary. $5; $3 child under 12; free for child under three. boonehallplantation.com

 
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East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival

East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival


Event Date: 04/11/2014 - 12:00pm to 04/13/2014 - 3:00pm




Calling all outdoor sports enthusiasts: spend your weekend honing your skills in kayaking canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, slack lining, archery, disc golf, mountain biking, and climbing. For those with disabilities, learn about specialized adaptive outdoor sports.

Friday-Sunday, times & prices vary. (843) 795-4386, ccprc.com

 
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Easter Weekend at Blackbeard's Cove

Easter Weekend at Blackbeard's Cove


Event Date: 04/12/2014 - 8:00am to 04/13/2014 - 2:30pm




Head to Blackbeard’s Cove for a weekend long Easter celebration! The festivities begin Saturday with the annual waffle breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Sunday, youngsters up to 10 years old embark on the park-wide Egg Hunt, where thousands of Easter eggs filled with prizes will be hidden for the kids to find. The hunt will be split into age groups. Space is limited and reservations are encouraged. Blackbeard's Cove, 3255 Highway 17, Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 8-10am & Sunday, 2pm. Breakfast; $6, Egg Hunt is free. (843)971-1223, www.blackbeardscove.net

 
Old Village Home, Garden, & Art Tour

Old Village Home, Garden, & Art Tour


Event Date: 04/13/2014 - 1:00pm




Raise funds for the American Red Cross’ Carolina Lowcountry Chapter with a self-guided stroll through the Old Village of Mount Pleasant, where you can step inside historic homes, sample fare from area chefs, and peruse local art work. Old Village, Pitt & Venning sts., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $45. (843) 764-2323, redcross.org/carolinalowcountry

 
Old Village, Home, Garden, & Art Tour

Old Village, Home, Garden, & Art Tour


Event Date: 04/13/2014 - 1:00pm




Take a self-guided stroll through the historic Old Village of Mount Pleasant, visiting lovely homes, sampling delicious food prepared by local chefs, enjoying music, and conversing with area artists while viewing their works. Proceeds from the event support the services and programs of the American Red Cross Carolina Lowcountry Chapter.

Sunday, 1-5pm. $45. (843)764-2323, redcross.org

 

 
Old Village Home, Garden & Art Tour

Old Village Home, Garden & Art Tour


Event Date: 04/13/2014 - 1:00pm




Come stroll through the beautiful and historic Old Village of Mt. Pleasant on a self-guided tour. Guests are invited to visit lovely homes, sample delicious food prepared by local chefs, enjoy music, and converse with local artists while viewing their works. Proceeds from the event support the services and programs of the American Red Cross Carolina Lowcountry Chapter. Old Village, Pitt & Venning St., Mt. Pleasant. Sunday, 1-5pm. $35 ($45 after March 15). (843)764-2323, www.redcross.org/carolinalowcountry 

 
YOGAPOP

YOGAPOP


Event Date: 04/13/2014 - 6:30pm




It’s a yoga party! This first-time event begins with a 60-minute, all levels yoga class taught by Bethany Bubenzer and accompanied by music from DJ Moo Moo. Afterward, the Yoga Village offers eats, drinks, and wares from the likes of Holy City Brewing, Verde, and Artisan Tees, with entertainment from yoga performance group Flight of the Phoenix (below) and indie rock band Lectra Lust. Visitor Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St. Thursday, 6:30-10 p.m. $25 advance; $30. yogapop.org

 
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The Space Between Things

The Space Between Things


Event Date: 03/14/2014 - 5:30pm to 04/26/2014 - 6:00pm




Redux Contemporary Art Center presents Cherith Lundin's solo exhibition, The Space Between Things. Her work "abstracts moments of fluidity within familiar spaces" through drawings, paintings and  installations. Lundin will be at the studio for an artist's talk and reception on March 14th from 5:00-8:30 p.m. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St.Philip St. Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-6pm; Friday, noon-7pm; Satuday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 
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Heist, Heist Baby

Heist, Heist Baby


Event Date: 03/20/2014 - 7:30pm to 04/27/2014 - 2:00pm




Join in on the action at this interactive, comedic mystery performance! Audience members are welcomed to participate in creating characters and story lines in The Black Fedora's newest show. If you're not an aspiring thespian, sit back and enjoy what is sure to be a unique and hilarious production. The Black Fedora Comedy Myster Theatre, 164 Church St. Dates and times vary. $24 adults, $22 students/military, $15 child under 13. (843)937-6453, www.charlestonmysteries.com

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Japan & The Jazz Age

Japan & The Jazz Age


Event Date: 03/30/2014 - 11:00am to 04/20/2014 - 5:00pm




It’s worth the drive to the Columbia Museum of Art for this exhibit, which draws visitors into the Art Deco age in Japan between the 1920s and ’40s with images reflecting trends in Japanese lifestyle and capturing jazz culture. The gallery also offers tours and lectures. Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St., Columbia. Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; free for member. (803)799-2810, www.columbiamuseum.org

 

 
 
Golf Tournament and Golf Ball

Golf Tournament and Golf Ball


Event Date: 04/22/2014 - 1:00pm to 04/24/2014 - 6:30pm




Tee-off at the nationally ranked Daniel Island Club golf course for this charitable tournament, which benefits the East Cooper Community Outreach’s empowerment and educational programs. Dancing and live entertainment follow the tournament at the “Golf Ball”, which also features delicious Lowcountry cuisine and an auction. Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island. Golf: Tuesday, 1:00pm, $250. Ball: Thursday, 6:30pm, $100. (843)416-7123www.eccocharleston.org 

 
Colleton County Rice Festival

Colleton County Rice Festival


Event Date: 04/25/2014 - 8:00am to 04/26/2014 - 8:00pm




Rice was once a major cash crop for the Carolinas, and this yearly spring festival celebrates “when rice was king and Colleton County was the throne.” The two-day festival includes arts and crafts, the crowning of the Queen of the Rice Festival, a 5K run, and, of course, endless amounts of good, southern food. Explore charming downtown Walterboro as you take a few days to relax and enjoy a small piece of history in the Lowcountry. Hampton St., Walterboro. Friday & Saturday, all day. Prices vary. (843)549-1079, www.thericefestival.org

 
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"Fashion Flashbakck"

"Fashion Flashbakck"


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 9:00am to 04/27/2014 - 5:00pm




The Charleston Museum hosts a fashion exhibition series in the Historic Textiles Gallery, allowing visitors to journey back through time decade by decade. This month’s display takes a look at the clothing styles of the 1970s, showcasing everything from flower power patterns and paisley prints to the structured polyester leisure suit, truly a blast from the past.

Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, charlestonmuseum.org

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"The Space Between Things"

"The Space Between Things"


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 10:00am to 04/26/2014 - 6:00pm




Through her drawings, paintings, and installations, artist Cherith Lundin engages our perceptions and experiences of physical space. Her work is inspired by subtleties in our lives and the concept of simply existing. This makes for an incredible exhibition, featuring work that spans across multiple media.

Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, reduxstudios.org

 
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Eat Local Month

Eat Local Month


Event Date: 04/02/2014 - 4:00pm to 04/30/2014 - 8:00pm




Celebrate the bounty of local fare all month long with a host of activities organized by Lowcountry Local First. You'll find us at the Lowcountry Farm Tours and the seventh annual Chef's Potluck at Middleton Place!

Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 740-5444, lowcountrylocalfirst.org/eatlocalmonth

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Laugh for a Lincoln

Laugh for a Lincoln


Event Date: 04/02/2014 - 8:00pm to 04/30/2014 - 10:00pm




For only $5, you can enjoy a comedy-filled evening performed by up to 10 in-house comedians at Theatre 99. That’s right, just as the title says, you can have a “laugh for a Lincoln” every Wednesday night while viewing two or three original improv acts.

Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Wednesday, 8pm. $5. (843)853-6687, theatre99.com

 

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"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"

"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 10:00am to 07/13/2014 - 5:00pm




The Gibbes Museum debuts two spectacular new exhibits this month, examining the creative processes of painting and photography in contemporary Southern art and showcasing the great artistic talent of our region today. Contemporary artist John Westmark’s works incorporate fabrics and sewing patterns weaved into large-scale paintings and spark a sense of nostalgia through their narratives. The photography exhibit featuring works by Carrie Mae Weems and Stephen Marc, on the other hand, propels visitors into the here and now, examining the ways in which the industry has become digitized.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $9; $7 student/senior/military; $5 ages six -12; free for child under six. (843)722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

 

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"Carolina Landscape"

"Carolina Landscape"


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 11:00am to 04/24/2014 - 5:00pm




This month, Ann Long Fine Art presents the works of painter Johnson Hagood, a Holy City resident and Columbia native who studied at College of Charleston. His landscapes feature traditional Lowcountry landmarks like the barrier islands and marshes, but it is his use of color that brings the scenes to life.

Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)577-0447, annlongfineart.com

 

 
Artfields

Artfields


Event Date: 04/25/2014 - 10:00am to 05/04/2014 - 6:00pm




Feast your eyes on 400-plus pieces by various artists, then vote for your favorites at the second annual ArtFields celebration, held in Lake City, about two hours north of town. Other events include a community mandala installation with ArtFields’ 2013 People’s Choice award winner Kirkland Smith, the INSIDE OUT Project photography exhibit, and plein air workshops in which artists learn to create site-specific works. Locations in Lake City, South Carolina. Friday-Sunday, times & prices vary. (843)374-0180, www.artfieldssc.org

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Gershwin at Folly

Gershwin at Folly


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 6:00pm to 04/26/2014 - 6:00pm




Spend the evening on Folly Beach in 1934 with George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward as they explore Gullah culture, go dancing,  and even begin work on their famous Porgy and Bess. The production is filled with some of Gershwin’s greatest melodies, such as “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” and “Summertime.”

Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Days & times vary. $57.50-$22.50. (843)577-7183, charlestonstage.com

 
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Other Desert Cities

Other Desert Cities


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 7:30pm to 04/26/2014 - 7:30pm




A 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Other Desert Cities is a production that can’t be missed. Main character Brooke Wyeth has written a tell-all book revealing her wealthy family’s hidden secret that is threatening to tear them apart. With mysteries lurking everywhere, what will become of Brooke and her relations?

Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm. $30-$18. (843)723-4444, puretheatre.org

 

 
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Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival

Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival


Event Date: 04/19/2014 (All day) to 04/20/2014 (All day)




Come, if you dare, to South Carolina’s only horror film festival right here in North Charleston. Filmmakers and fans alike can enjoy an array of independent horror films from all over the world. The festival showcases new premiers and exclusive screenings, as well as Question and Answer sessions with visiting filmmakers, actors, and special guests. Sterett Hall Auditorium, 1530 7th St. & Hobson Ave., North Charleston. Saturday & Sunday, times vary. $45-$15. (843)745-1087www.crimsonscreenfilmfest.com

 
Art With a Twist

Art With a Twist


Event Date: 04/21/2014 - 12:00pm




Sharon Cooper-Murray, or the “Gullah Lady”, presents a lunchtime lecture entitled “Gullah, Its Arts and Traditions.” Cooper-Murray, a locally known ambassador of the Gullah culture in the Lowcountry, shares an oral history of the traditions and arts that have been preserved by the descendants of African slaves in this event sponsored by the Gibbes Museum of Art. ,

Monday, noon. $30; $20 member. (843) 722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org
 

 
Palmetto Breeze Margarita Monday

Palmetto Breeze Margarita Monday


Event Date: 04/21/2014 - 6:00pm




What could be a better way to cure the Monday blues than a two-hour sunset sail and all-you-can-drink margaritas? Hop aboard this locally built vessel to unwind and relax as you tour the historic sites of Charleston via catamaran. Soft drinks, water, and snacks are also included, and there is a cash bar for beer and wine. The boat sets sail from Shem Creek and Charleston Harbor. Monday, 6 pm. $35; $25 ladies. (843)886-8133, www.aqua-safaris.com

 
Career Transition into Business Ownership

Career Transition into Business Ownership


Event Date: 04/22/2014 - 1:00pm




Ready to take a leap of faith into entrepreneurship but not sure where to start? Get the encouragement, insight, and coaching you need from Cathy Petkash of FranNet Carolina and Frederick Halt of FocalPoint Business Coaching. Be sure to reserve a spot, as space is limited. Mount Pleasant Public Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Rd., Mount Pleasant. Tuesday, 1:00-2:30pm. Free. (678)644-3868, www.careertransitionbusinessownership.eventbrite.com

 
Chop, Shop & Dine

Chop, Shop & Dine


Event Date: 04/23/2014 - 9:30am




Hop on a trolley and experience a unique dining and shoping event at Southern Season. After being picked up at either the Charleston or Mount Pleasant Visitor's Center, guests head to Southern Season, where they get a cooking demostration, Southern-style lunch, and an opportunity to browse the store's wide wariety of gifts, prepared foods, drinks, and wares. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. $45. (800)979-3370, www.lowcountrylooptrolley.com

 
Money Fair 2014

Money Fair 2014


Event Date: 04/24/2014 - 3:00pm




Money Fair, hosted during Financial Literacy Month by Financial H.O.P.E, provides assistance to the Charleston community in creating stable and successful financial futures. Through a half-day fair featuring lectures, classes, and product vendors, attendees will gain valuable tools and assets for money management. Those who are job-seeking should be sure to check out the Community Connection Center's offerings, including job preparation and on-the-spot interview opportunities. Miller-Motte Technical College, 8085 Rivers Ave.,North Charleston. Thursday, 3-7pm. Free. (843)225-4343, www.increasinghope.org

 
Party at the Point

Party at the Point


Event Date: 04/25/2014 - 5:30pm




Charleston’s most scenic happy hour concert series is back for it’s 14th run.  Local bands entertain the crowd as the sun goes down over the harbor every Friday evening. This week, The Dave Matthews Tribute band performs the iconic pop-rock hits of Dave Matthews. Be sure to come early, as the popular $3 drafts at the bar (cash-only) go quickly. Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 5:30-9:30. $7-$5. (843)284-0039charlestonpartyatthepoint.com

 

 
An Evening Under the Stars

An Evening Under the Stars


Event Date: 04/25/2014 - 6:30pm




The Charleston Museum invites guests to their annual gala, An Evening Under the Stars. Head to the Joseph Manigault House for a cocktail reception before the party moves to the museum courtyard for food, drinks, auctions, and dancing. This event is designed to raise money for the historic institution’s educational programs and their restoration project at Dill Sanctuary.

Friday, 6:30pm.$80; $75 member. (843) 722-2996, charlestonmuseum.org

 
P!ANO MAN...AND WOMAN

P!ANO MAN...AND WOMAN


Event Date: 04/25/2014 - 7:00pm




Celebrate the female musician in a night dedicated to talented women who play the piano presented by UNED!TED. Laura Ball, Rachael Kistler, and more will perform renditions of contemporary and classical composer pairings. Expect fusions of the works current female musicians with traditional male musicians like Sara Bareilles and Satie, Alicia Keys and Ginastera, Regina Spektor and Schubert, plus more. Dancers from Charleston Dance Institute perform as well. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 7pm. $20, $10 students. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett


Event Date: 04/25/2014 - 7:30pm




Snag this chance to see legendary 17-time Grammy winner Tony Bennett in concert. He may be 87, but according to New York magazine “….his voice is still a technical marvel, and no one else on Earth can make a lyric written eight decades ago sound as natural as a conversation at a coffee shop.”

North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, 7:30 p.m. $175-$67.50. (843) 529-5000, northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett


Event Date: 04/25/2014 - 7:30pm




How many other artists can boast new albums charting in the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, and today? Very few besides 17-time Grammy Award-winner Tony Bennett. Time and age have served this seasoned troubadour well, making him relevant during any decade. He might have “left his heart in San Francisco,” but this April he graces the stage of the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in an unforgettable evening for all.

Friday, 7:30pm. $175-$67.50. (843)529-5000, northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus


Event Date: 04/25/2014 - 8:00pm




Celebrate the onset of spring with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus as they perform their annual Spring Concert at Grace Episcopal Church. The concert features classics from the season such as Randall Thompson’s “Frostiana”, Benjamin Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb”, and selections from Randal Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdom. Grace Episcopal Church, 98 Wentworth St. Friday, 8pm. $20; $10 student. www.csochorus.com

 
Pinkalicious the Musical

Pinkalicious the Musical


Event Date: 04/26/2014 - 3:00pm to 04/27/2014 - 3:00pm




Charleston Stage delivers family fun in this whimsically silly musical about a girl who loves her favorite color just a little too much. Ignoring the warnings from her parents, she eats an overload of pink cupcakes and contracts a case of Pinkititis, a disease that turns her a rosy color from head to toe.

Saturday & Sunday, 3pm. $22.50. (843)577-7183, charlestonstage.com

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Charleston Dog Show

Charleston Dog Show


Event Date: 04/26/2014 - 9:00am




Every breed and mixed breed is welcome at the Charleston Dog Show this year. On April 26, leash up and head down to Marion Square for a day filled with good-spirited competition for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Whether your pup falls in with the “doodles”, working dogs, terriers, sporting dogs, or even rescues; there is a class for them in the show. Go online to figure out where they belong and fill out the entry form to bring with you to the competition. Marion Square, 329 Meeting St. Saturday, 9am. $10 per class, free general admission. www.charlestondogshow.com

 
Zumbathon

Zumbathon


Event Date: 04/26/2014 - 10:00am




Join Lowcountry Autism Consortium for a morning of fitness and Zumba fun while raising money for a good cause. Enjoy refreshments provided by Kickin Chicken as well as prizes and giveaways for those in attendance. Trident Academy, 1455 Wakendaw Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 10am-1pm. $10 registration. www.lowcountryautismconsortium.org

 
The Art of Distillation

The Art of Distillation


Event Date: 04/26/2014 - 10:00am




Ever wonder what it’s like to be a part of a craft distillery? Here is your chance to get some hands-on experience with local Striped Pig Distillery and head distiller Johnny Pieper. Learn the ins and outs of spirit production and the craft spirit industry in this introductory course offered April 26. Tickets must be purchased by April 23. Striped Pig Distillery, 2225-A Old School Dr. Saturday, 10am-3pm. $110. (843)276-3201, www.stripedpigdistillery.com

 
Southern Flame Food & Music Festival

Southern Flame Food & Music Festival


Event Date: 04/26/2014 - 10:30am




Enjoy staples of Southern culture—country, bluegrass, and barbecue—at the annual Southern Flame Food & Music Festival. Headlined by country-rock band Confederate Railroad, this event offers traditional eats, family-friendly entertainment, and a highly anticipated ‘que competition. Proceeds help Summerville Miracle League, which provides athletic programs for disabled children.

Saturday, 10:30am. $15 per car. southernflamefestival.org

 

 
JAIL BREAK Charleston Presents "Optical Delusions"

JAIL BREAK Charleston Presents "Optical Delusions"


Event Date: 04/26/2014 - 4:00pm to 11:00pm




Enter a maze of artistan created optical illusions at the 7th annual JAIL BREAK Charleston. A yearly arts exibit housed in the historic Old City Jail, this year's event combines mystery, mind-bending, and creativity for a truly unique experience. The day long festival features musical performances, comedy acts, dance shows, the 827 Poetry Room, as well as numerous art exibits and large-scale installations. Food trucks and beverage vendors will be on site to provide eats and libations for guests. The Old City Jail, 21 Magazine St. Saturday, 4-11pm. $20-10. www.jailbreakcharleston.com

 
Festival of Choirs

Festival of Choirs


Event Date: 04/26/2014 - 5:00pm




Voices from around the world gather in the Holy City to participate in a heavenly one-day festival of concerts featuring performances from The CSO Spiritual Ensemble, Choral Arts Experience, and other choral groups. On Saturday night, all visiting choirs come together for a finale at 5 p.m. directed by celebrated conductor Dr. Craig Jessop. Various locations. Saturday, times vary. Free. (843)991-1035, www.charlestonspiritual.com

 
Silver Messenger

Silver Messenger


Event Date: 04/26/2014 - 5:00pm




Celebrate the life and music of legendary American jazz pianist and composer Horace Silver with the Jazz Artists of Charleston. Silver was a pioneer in the “hard bop” genre and had many influences such as gospel, African, Latin American, and even soul jazz music. Purchase a ticket for both of the sets that night for an outstanding concert of original pieces composed by Silver himself.

Saturday, 5pm & 8pm. $40-$25. (843)641-0011, jazzartistsofcharleston.org

 

 
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Heist, Heist Baby

Heist, Heist Baby


Event Date: 03/20/2014 - 7:30pm to 04/27/2014 - 2:00pm




Join in on the action at this interactive, comedic mystery performance! Audience members are welcomed to participate in creating characters and story lines in The Black Fedora's newest show. If you're not an aspiring thespian, sit back and enjoy what is sure to be a unique and hilarious production. The Black Fedora Comedy Myster Theatre, 164 Church St. Dates and times vary. $24 adults, $22 students/military, $15 child under 13. (843)937-6453, www.charlestonmysteries.com

 
St. Philip's 2014 Tea Room

St. Philip's 2014 Tea Room


Event Date: 04/28/2014 - 11:30am to 05/02/2014 - 11:30am




St. Philip's Church is hosting daily Lowcountry lunches and delicious desserts during their annual Tea Room event that benefits foreign and home ministries, St. Philip's choirs, and youth ministries. Okra soup, classic chicken salad, shrimp salad, hummingbird cake, cheesecake, and many more dishes are made and served by the church's parishoners. There are seating arrangements indoors as well as outdoors, and take-out ordering is available. Parish Hall, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 142 Church St. Monday- Friday, 11:30am-2pm. Prices vary. (843)722-7291, www.stphilipschurchsc.org

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"Fashion Flashbakck"

"Fashion Flashbakck"


Event Date: 04/01/2014 - 9:00am to 04/27/2014 - 5:00pm




The Charleston Museum hosts a fashion exhibition series in the Historic Textiles Gallery, allowing visitors to journey back through time decade by decade. This month’s display takes a look at the clothing styles of the 1970s, showcasing everything from flower power patterns and paisley prints to the structured polyester leisure suit, truly a blast from the past.

Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, charlestonmuseum.org

 
 
 
 
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Eat Local Month

Eat Local Month


Event Date: 04/02/2014 - 4:00pm to 04/30/2014 - 8:00pm




Celebrate the bounty of local fare all month long with a host of activities organized by Lowcountry Local First. You'll find us at the Lowcountry Farm Tours and the seventh annual Chef's Potluck at Middleton Place!

Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 740-5444, lowcountrylocalfirst.org/eatlocalmonth

 
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Laugh for a Lincoln

Laugh for a Lincoln


Event Date: 04/02/2014 - 8:00pm to 04/30/2014 - 10:00pm




For only $5, you can enjoy a comedy-filled evening performed by up to 10 in-house comedians at Theatre 99. That’s right, just as the title says, you can have a “laugh for a Lincoln” every Wednesday night while viewing two or three original improv acts.

Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Wednesday, 8pm. $5. (843)853-6687, theatre99.com

 

 
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"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"

"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 10:00am to 07/13/2014 - 5:00pm




The Gibbes Museum debuts two spectacular new exhibits this month, examining the creative processes of painting and photography in contemporary Southern art and showcasing the great artistic talent of our region today. Contemporary artist John Westmark’s works incorporate fabrics and sewing patterns weaved into large-scale paintings and spark a sense of nostalgia through their narratives. The photography exhibit featuring works by Carrie Mae Weems and Stephen Marc, on the other hand, propels visitors into the here and now, examining the ways in which the industry has become digitized.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $9; $7 student/senior/military; $5 ages six -12; free for child under six. (843)722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

 

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Artfields

Artfields


Event Date: 04/25/2014 - 10:00am to 05/04/2014 - 6:00pm




Feast your eyes on 400-plus pieces by various artists, then vote for your favorites at the second annual ArtFields celebration, held in Lake City, about two hours north of town. Other events include a community mandala installation with ArtFields’ 2013 People’s Choice award winner Kirkland Smith, the INSIDE OUT Project photography exhibit, and plein air workshops in which artists learn to create site-specific works. Locations in Lake City, South Carolina. Friday-Sunday, times & prices vary. (843)374-0180, www.artfieldssc.org

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Pinkalicious the Musical

Pinkalicious the Musical


Event Date: 04/26/2014 - 3:00pm to 04/27/2014 - 3:00pm




Charleston Stage delivers family fun in this whimsically silly musical about a girl who loves her favorite color just a little too much. Ignoring the warnings from her parents, she eats an overload of pink cupcakes and contracts a case of Pinkititis, a disease that turns her a rosy color from head to toe.

Saturday & Sunday, 3pm. $22.50. (843)577-7183, charlestonstage.com

 
Palmetto Breeze Margarita Monday

Palmetto Breeze Margarita Monday


Event Date: 04/28/2014 - 6:00pm




What could be a better way to cure the Monday blues than a two-hour sunset sail and all-you-can-drink margaritas? Hop aboard this locally built vessel to unwind and relax as you tour the historic sites of Charleston via catamaran. Soft drinks, water, and snacks are also included, and there is a cash bar for beer and wine. The boat sets sail from Shem Creek and Charleston Harbor. Monday, 6 pm. $35; $25 ladies. (843)886-8133, www.aqua-safaris.com

 
Rush Hour Mini Concert

Rush Hour Mini Concert


Event Date: 04/29/2014 - 5:30pm




Charleston Academy of Music showcases its honor students in this concert conveniently held after work but before suppertime. The students, ages nine to 18, perform pieces for violin and piano. Charleston Academy of Music, 189 Rutledge Ave. Tuesday, 5:30pm. Free. (843)805-7794, www.charlestonmusic.org

 
Chop, Shop & Dine

Chop, Shop & Dine


Event Date: 04/30/2014 - 9:30am




Hop on a trolley and experience a unique dining and shoping event at Southern Season. After being picked up at either the Charleston or Mount Pleasant Visitor's Center, guests head to Southern Season, where they get a cooking demostration, Southern-style lunch, and an opportunity to browse the store's wide wariety of gifts, prepared foods, drinks, and wares. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. $45. (800)979-3370, www.lowcountrylooptrolley.com

 
A Meal to Remember

A Meal to Remember


Event Date: 04/30/2014 - 6:45pm




More than a dozen local chefs prepare tasting plates—consisting of both southern classics and exotic delicacies—for this annual gala. Be sure to bid on live and silent auction items, such as handmade sweetgrass baskets and vacation getaways. Proceeds benefit East Cooper Meals on Wheels’ initiatives to fight hunger in the Lowcountry. Omar Shrine Center, 176 Patriots Point Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesday, 6:45pm. $100. (843)881-9350ecmow.org

 
Blessing of the Fleet

Blessing of the Fleet


Event Date: 04/27/2014 - 11:30am




Every year since 1987, the Town of Mount Pleasant has thrown a waterfront fête to kick off the shrimping season. And this year they could use it more than ever as the legacy of local shrimping faces dwindling numbers. Support this historical part of the economy by enjoying live music, a boat parade, and of course, the ceremonial blessing of the fleet. Memorial Waterfront Park & Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 11:30am. Free admission. (843)884-8517, www.comeonovermp.com

 
Graph & Graf Show

Graph & Graf Show


Event Date: 04/27/2014 - 12:00pm




Graphic art, street sculpture, and graffiti works come together for Jericho Advisors art exhibition. Independent fringe artists from the Lowcountry, Columbia, and other regional locales showcase their murals, sculptures and animations at the opening. After you’ve browsed the works, head to Alycia Alley for the chART Initiative and Outdoor Gallery’s Art Walk, a street fair with food trucks, performers and vendors. Jericho Advisors, 815 Savannah Hwy., Ste. 101. Sunday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)212-8482, www.jerichoadvisors.com

 
Charleston Bed Race

Charleston Bed Race


Event Date: 04/27/2014 - 1:00pm




One of Charleston’s most unique races is back for its fifth year! Team up with four friends to build and decorate a wheeled bed to dash through Hampton Park. Participants have the opportunity to reward themselves for all the hard work at the event’s beer garden. Proceeds benefit Camp Happy Days, which creates year-round programming for cancer-stricken children and their families.

Sunday, 1pm. $125 per team. (843) 324-4214, charlestonbedrace.com

 

 
In the Company of Horses

In the Company of Horses


Event Date: 04/27/2014 - 4:00pm




Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) strives to improve the lives of disabled children and adults by providing daily therapeutic riding services at CATR Farms. Join this silent auction to raise money for the organization’s scholarship program. The event will feature live music from The Sweegrass Girls and dinner from The Original Ms. Rose’s. Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, 2669 Hamilton Rd., John’s Island. Sunday, 4pm. $35, $25 advance. (843)559-6040, www.catrfarms.org

 
Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch


Event Date: 04/27/2014 - 8:00pm




This renowned bluegrass artist has worked on multiple albums that received Grammy nominations such as Revival, Time (The Revelator), The Harrow & The Harvest, and won 2002 Album of the Year with the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Holy City has been picked to be a part of her spontaneous eight-city spring tour that features intimate acoustic sets with her musical partner Dave Rawlings. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Sunday, 8pm. $35. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 




UPCOMING EVENTS

08/21/2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Mixson Bath & Racquet Club will host a special art exhibit featuring works by local painter Lulie Wallace. The exhibit, entitled SPREAD: A Collection of Tablescapes, will be hung throughout MB&RC’s cabanas. Guests are invited to view and shop the paintings while enjoying small bites prepared by chef Bryan Cates, and designed to complement the themes represented throughout the exhibit. 4401 McCarthy Street, N. Charleston. Thursday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)471-1920, www.mixsonbrc.com

08/21/2014 - 5:30pm

Jasmine Porch and Bittermilk pair up to host this special beverage series dinner where guests sample cocktail combinations as well as BBQ dishes from Chef Ryley McGillis. Attendees choose their favorite drink at the end of the evening to be offered on the Jasmine Porch menu. The Sanctuary, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Thursday, 5:30pm. $65. (843)768-6253, www.kiawahresort.com

08/21/2014 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Young professionals and entrepreneurs meet once a month for food and spirits, entertainment, and networking at the Movers & Shakers Mix. For August, the event is to be held at the Silver Dollar and will feature DJ R. Dot as well as photography by Sirena White. Silver Dollar, 478 King St. Thursday, 6:30-9pm. $5. www.moveshakemix.com

08/21/2014 - 8:30pm

Float around the Sanctuary pool while watching your favorite family movie every Thursday this summer. Whether you swim or lounge, you won’t be able to miss the show on the inflatable movie screen. Parents can enjoy drinks from the Loggerhead Bar, which will extend their hours through the end of the event. The Sanctuary Pool, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island. Thursday, 8:30pm. Free. (843) 768-6253, www.kiawahresort.com/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

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