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EVENT CALENDAR

NOTICE: Below you will find a list of events happening in and around the Holy City, listed by most recent. If you are considering attending an event, be sure to check its website for any cancellations in light of current events.
E.g., January 2023
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

Explore the incredible world of whales through the awe-inspiring work of renowned underwater photojournalist Brian Skerry. Working with National Geographic, Skerry captures intricate communication methods and social structures among four different species of whales. Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Tuesday, 7:30. $45. (843)724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.org


Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

Dive deep into the groundbreaking science of whale families – and their startlingly human parallels – through the awe-inspiring work of celebrated National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry. Discover the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures among four different species of whales – from the international cuisines of orcas to families of beluga whales playing at their “summer resort” – and learn what these majestic creatures can teach Charleston Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun St Event details: January 31, 2023 @7:30pm Event Phone Contact: (843) 242-3099 Price: Tickets start at $19 (plus fees) Website: https://gaillardcenter.org/events/brian-skerry-secrets-of-the-whales/
 


Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023

This two-part, yearlong exhibit from The Charleston Museum features a wide array of historical objects, including items from ancient Rome and the Colonial period. See a chief’s helmet from the Sandwich Islands acquired in 1798 and Japanese Samurai armor, among other treasures. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday, noon-5pm. $18-$5. (843)7222996, www.charlestonmuseum.org


Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023

Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida, this exhibit focuses on the aesthetics and enduring legacy of Greek art from the Geometric period. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org


Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023

Influenced by her training in classical and modern dance, photographer Elizabeth Beck displays two bodies of work at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. The images, taken in New York City and Rome, focus on “rhythms and nuances of public spaces,” capturing pedestrians in dramatic lighting and theatrical poses. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Dates vary, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu


Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023

Created by artist Jovencio de la Paz, this exhibit at the Halsey Institute showcases three bodies of woven and stitched works exploring ancestry and mortality. De la Paz takes inspiration from textiles designed by modern computers, as well as the traditional processes of weaving. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Dates vary, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu


Thursday, Feb 02, 2023

Known professionally as Token, American rapper Benjamin David Goldberg has garnered millions of views on YouTube for alternative hip-hop singles such as “Doozy,” “Patty Cake,” and “Code Red.” In 2020, Goldberg founded his own label, Never Too Different, and released his debut studio album, Pink Is Better, in January 2022. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Thursday, 8pm. $25-$22. (843)408-1599, www.musicfarm.com


Friday, Feb 03, 2023

Join a naturalist for a day at Caw Caw Interpretive Center and experience the healing benefits of being in nature. Based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing,” the walks focus on decreasing the gap between humans and the natural world by immersing all of the senses. Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Hwy., Ravenel. Friday, 10am-noon. $9. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com


Friday, Feb 03, 2023

Organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art, this exhibit’s plays on Charles Darwin’s concept of natural selection. The collection features the work of multiple contemporary artists examping the relationship between humanity and the natural world, choosing to represent animals in alternative, unnatural spaces more often directly linked to civilization. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12-$6. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org


Friday, Feb 03, 2023

Dress up in flapper gowns and dance the night away to vintage tunes remixed by DJ Natty Heavy. Indulge in an open bar with specialty cocktails from the ’20s. A portion of proceeds benefit Going Places, a local nonprofit whose mission is to provide joy for underprivileged children. Festival Hall, 56 Beaufain St. Friday & Saturday, 8pm. $215-$160. www.bluesteelproductions.com


Friday, Feb 03, 2023

Robert Lange Studios presents this group exhibit which tasked 25 contemporary painters to present a subject they love in a new way. Participants include world-renowned realist painter Anthony Waichulis, notable still life painter Denise Stewart-Sanabria, and local artist Megan Aline. An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. with multiple artists in attendance. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com


Friday, Feb 03, 2023

Taking cues from films like Working Girl and Pretty in Pink, this musical follows a career-driven executive who must get married in three days in order to claim a huge inheritance. A menu of cocktails, wine, craft beers, and snacks are available for purchase. 34 West Theater Co., 200 Meeting St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm. $49. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org


Saturday, Feb 04, 2023

Starting at the Folly Beach pier, this out-and-back race features 5K and half-marathon routes. Funds from the race benefit Save the Light in its effort to preserve the Morris Island Lighthouse. Folly Beach Pier, intersection of Center St. and Arctic Ave. Saturday, 8am. $60-$42. www.ccprc.com


Saturday, Feb 04, 2023

This performance by the Flowertown Players features original music and Tuffy Tiger, a happy feline friend who teaches positive life lessons alongside other friends. After the performance, little ones can meet Tuffy and make puppets of their own to take home. Flowertown Players Blackbox, 113 E. Richardson Ave., Summerville. Saturday, 11am. Free. (843)875-9251, www.flowertownplayers.org


Saturday, Feb 04, 2023

Join Dorchester Paws for its largest annual fundraiser. Enjoy oysters, a seafood boil, live music, and bidding in the silent auction at the Summerville Country Club. Proceeds help Dorchester Paws in its effort to provide daily care and lifesaving support for animals in need. Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd., Summerville. Saturday, 6-10pm. $100-$75. (843)871-3820, www.dorchesterpaws.org


Saturday, Feb 04, 2023

Best known for his long-running sitcom The King of Queens and movie roles such as Grown Ups and Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Kevin James returns to stand-up, dishing on fatherhood, fans, his disdain for allergies, and more. He received wide acclaim for his family-friendly 2018 Netflix comedy special, Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston. Saturday, 8pm. $86-$36. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com


Sunday, Feb 05, 2023

Attend Charleston Harbor Resort’s monthly oyster roast. Enjoy $12 buckets of oysters, beverages, and s’mores around the bonfire. Entertainment includes live music, local vendors, beach games, and bounce castles. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 2-6pm. Free. (843)856-0028, www.charlestonharborresort.com


Sunday, Feb 05, 2023

Featuring original music and characters by A.A. Milne, this heartwarming stage adaptation is told with beautiful life-sized puppets of beloved characters from the Hundred Acre Wood. Learn valuable lessons, watch the seasons change, and play along with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore. Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Sunday, 2pm. $69-$29. (843)242-3099, www.gaillardcenter.org


Sunday, Feb 05, 2023

Since last December, legendary blues rock guitarist and singer Kenny Wayne Shepherd has toured the US promoting the 25th anniversary and re-recording of his certified platinum album, Trouble Is….. Hear familiar tracks like “Blue and Black,” “True Lies,” and “Everything is Broken.” Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Sunday, (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Sunday, Feb 05, 2023

Hear stylized honky tonk tunes and “slow burning soul grooves” from outlaw country artist Jaime Wyatt. Local “cosmic Americana” band She Returns From War, the brainchild of Charleston music staple Hunter Park, opens. Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Sunday, 8:30pm. $15. (843)571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com


Tuesday, Feb 07, 2023

Squirrel Nut Zippers & Dirty Dozen Brass Band reunite for The Southern Remedies Tour 2022/2023. New Orleans’ most celebrated modern brass band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, pairs up with the Squirrel Nut Zippers and their multi-platinum blend of 1930’s era jazz, swing and folk. For these two groups, breaking molds and charting a new musical course is what helped each attain the highest level of success. The performances by these two critically acclaimed bands make for a delightfully eclectic and entertaining evening, with two sets plus collaboration. Charleston Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun St Event Phone Contact: (843) 242-3099 Price: Tickets Start at $25 (Plus Applicable Fees) https://gaillardcenter.org/events/squirrel-nut-zippers-and-the-dirty-dozen-brass-band/

 

 


Tuesday, Feb 07, 2023

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, one of New Orleans’ most celebrated modern brass ensembles, reunites with Squirrel Nut Zippers, an American swing and jazz band formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Settle in for an evening of two sets of eclectic entertainment blending jazz, swing, and folk. Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Tuesday, 7:30pm. $75-$52. (843)724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.org


Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023

Historian Glander Pressley discusses the richness of Gullah culture, including medicinal practices and traditions brought by enslaved people from the coast of West Africa. This event is free with admission. Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Murrells Inlet. Wednesday, 10:30am. $20-$10. (843)235-6000, www.brookgreen.org


Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023

The true story of a future president’s whirlwind romance in WWII Charleston.

Julian Wiles’s JFK and Inga Binga tells the incredible true story of young Ensign John F. Kennedy and his WWII affair with Inga Arvad, a former Miss Denmark, and suspected Nazi spy. Drawn from the secret files of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and set in the Ft. Sumter House Hotel on the Battery, with FBI agents listening in from the room next door, this farcical retelling of the youthful exploits of the man who would be President, brought down the house at the Dock Street Theatre when it world-premiered in 2012 and now returns for an encore engagement.

Single tickets for JFK and Inga Binga go on sale September 27. Season tickets now on sale. Prices:  Adults $42.50 - $75.50, Seniors (60+) $40.50- $75.50, Students (Ages 3-25) and Active Military $35.50 - $75.50 Age Recommendation: Ages 13 and up. For guidance on whether a show is appropriate for your party we urge you to consult our Content Guides, available for download online. Venue Name: The Dock Street Theatre 135 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401 - Website: www.charlestonstage.com - Box Office: (843) 577-7183


Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023

In celebration of its 45th year, Charleston Stage is bringing back its popular production of JFK and Inga Binga, based on the true story of the 1942 affair between the then-Naval intelligence officer and would-be president (played by Raymond Cronley) and former beauty queen and alleged German spy (played by Eliza Knode) at the Fort Sumter Hotel. The farcical play premiered in 2012 and was written and directed by Charleston Stage founder and artistic director Julian Wiles, who has announced plans to retire in May. The story is drawn from the secret files of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, whose undercover agents listened from the hotel room next door. Dock Street Theater, 135 Church St. Days vary, 2 & 7:30 p.m. $75-$35. (843) 577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com


Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023

Singer-songwriter Tom Rush has helped shape the revival of American folk music since the ’60s. Hear hits like “Urge for Going” and “No Regrets.” West Beach Conference Center, 2 Shipwatch Rd., Kiawah Island. Wednesday, 7:30pm. $15. (843)768-6001, www.kiawahresort.com


Thursday, Feb 09, 2023

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Good Business Summit includes panels, workshops, and networking events for young professionals featuring successful national and local business leaders. Keynote speakers this year include Union Kitchen’s Cullen Gilchrist and Kristian Edwards, founder of BLK + GRN, a marketplace for black female entrepreneurs. All proceeds benefit Lowcountry Local First, a nonprofit dedicated to developing small businesses and sustainable community practices. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, times vary. $105-$55. (843)853-2252, www.goodbusinesssummit.org


Thursday, Feb 09, 2023

Chamber Music Charleston continues its Salon Series with a candlelit evening concert. Listen to violinists Francisco Fullana and Frances Hsieh, violist Ben Weiss, and cellist Timothy O’Malley perform renditions of quartet compositions by Prokofiev and Beethoven. South Carolina Society Hall, 72 Meeting St. Sunday, 7pm. $50-$40. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.org


Thursday, Feb 09, 2023

Fusing elements of rock, pop, funk, and improv, six-piece Big Something takes the Pour House stage for three nights in a row with special guests. Hear energetic rock band Abby Bryant & The Echoes on Thursday, country singer Josh Phillips on Friday, and blues groove project Wright Avenue on Saturday. Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Thursday-Saturday, 8:30pm. $25-$20 per night, $50 three-night pass. (843)571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com


Friday, Feb 10, 2023

Attend a screening at The Sandcastle community center as part of Kiawah Island’s Art Film series. Featuring actress Salma Hayek in the titular role, the film tells the true story of influential Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her husband, Diego Rivera, following the couple’s infamous affair and rise to stardom. The Sandcastle, 1 Shipwatch Rd., Kiawah Island. Friday, 3-5pm. Free. (843)768- 9166, www.kiawahisland.com