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E.g., February 2019
Saturday, Mar 09, 2019

Pull the family together for an eclectic street festival steps away from the sand. Kids can enjoy activities including jump castles, a bungee trampoline, and face painting, alongside local art, restaurants, and craft vendors. With performances by the Shem Creek Boogie Band and the Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band, this is an event not to be missed. Front Beach, Isle of Palms. Saturday, noon-4pm. Free. (843)886-8294, www.iop.net


Saturday, Mar 09, 2019

North Charleston’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration kicks off with a festive parade that travels from Park Circle down East Montague, toward the Block Party location between Jenkins and Virginia Avenues. With a kids’ zone, four stages for live music, food and drink vendors, a mechanical bull, and more, you won’t experience a dull moment this St. Paddy’s Day. Locations vary, North Charleston. Saturday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org


Saturday, Mar 09, 2019

From Charleston founding fathers to Irish plantation laborers, learn all about Lowcountry Irish history and culture at this family-friendly event. With performances by Irish dancers, traditional pipe and drum players, and Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones with the Hungry Monks, this all-day festival will be full of tunes to get your toes tapping. Join the College of Charleston’s Irish American Studies program in their celebration of The Emerald Isle. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, noon-9:30pm. $35 all-day pass; $20 afternoon only; $20 evening only; $15 students. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Sunday, Mar 10, 2019

International music sensation Celtic Woman tours the US to share their new album, Ancient Land. Since forming in 2005, Celtic Woman has wowed audiences worldwide with their unique blend of traditional Irish music and contemporary technique. Ancient Land is the group’s first studio album since their 2016 Grammy-nominated Destiny and features all-new material, including original compositions, Irish classics, and spins on contemporary songs. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Sunday, 3pm. $150-$69. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com


Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019

Known for establishing the band Phish, bassist Mike Gordon began his musical career “blend[ing] his body, brain, soul, and heart into one bloody heap of musical intention.” His fifth solo studio album, OGOGO, was produced by Grammy winner Shawn Everett, the music engineer behind Weezer, The War on Drugs, and more. Enjoy an evening with the accomplished multi-instrumentalist. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Tuesday, 8pm. $34.50; $29.50 advance. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019

Spend a spring day strolling among some of Charleston’s loveliest houses and gardens to raise funds for Historic Charleston Foundation. In addition to touring these stunning private properties, learn more about the city’s architecture and history on morning walks led by experienced guides. The month-long schedule includes luncheons, concerts, wine tastings, and more, all celebrating the Holy City’s unique culture and charm. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org


Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a picturesque 5K race: run by the Cooper River Bridge, USS Yorktown, and Charleston Harbor as you try to beat the leprechaun to the finish line at Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. Stick around for the post-race party with food, drinks, live music, a “pot of gold” for winners, and prizes for those who finish before the leprechaun. Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park, 99 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm. $30. www.catchtheleprechaun5k.com


Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

Everyone who finishes this 5K race before the leprechaun does scores a prize, and the top winners earn pots of gold. Regardless of speed, you’ll get to enjoy views of the Cooper River Bridge, USS Yorktown, and Charleston Harbor as you head for the finish line at Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park, where a post-race party offers food, drinks, and live music. The festivities raise funds for two area nonprofits: HEART and Racers for Pacers. Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park, 99 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $35. www.catchtheleprechaun5k.com


Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

Four musicians, Shelby Means, Mary Lucey, Joel Timmons, and Billy Cardine, have brought their distinct musical backgrounds together into one eclectic amalgamation that has toured countrywide and internationally. The heart of their performance lies in their instrumental depth, balancing lush harmonies and stellar solos. They are joined on stage by the John’s Island-based Marshgrass Mamas. Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Thursday, 8pm. $12; $10 advance. (843)571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com


Friday, Mar 15, 2019

Find rare antique treasures as 30 antiques and fine art dealers gather for this 16th annual, three-day show. Stroll through booths filled with paintings, jewelry, furniture, rugs, décor, silver, and more, perhaps while sipping a complimentary Bloody Mary on Sunday. Proceeds from all Charleston Antiques Show events benefit the preservation initiatives of Historic Charleston Foundation. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Times & prices vary. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org


Saturday, Mar 16, 2019

Gather your most adventurous friends for the Rugged Maniac. A mud run, but also so much more; it comes complete with mechanical bulls, beach volleyball, and pie-eating contests. Prepare for a three-mile course packed with more than 25 challenging obstacles including trampolines, water slides, and a fire jump. Part festival and part race, Rugged Maniac is like “recess for grown-ups.” Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 8am. $79. www.ruggedmaniac.com


Saturday, Mar 16, 2019

South Carolina’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade takes place downtown as thousands of participants and viewers line King and Radcliffe Streets and head to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Fiddlers, fire trucks, military units, bands, and local sports mascots all join in on the fun. After the parade, stick around for the American-Irish boiled lunch of corned beef and a show featuring bagpipes and step dancers. Downtown Charleston. Saturday, 10am. Free. (843)200-5623, www.charlestonstpatrickdayparade.wordpress.com


Saturday, Mar 16, 2019

The Y12SR’s (Yoga of the 12-Step Recovery) Urban Outreach Project hosts a funds drive that will help bring weekly meetings into underfunded nonprofit treatment centers, rehab facilities, and halfway houses. These supportive meetings lead participants into a personal practice combining yoga and 12-step methodology. The Raise and Rise begins with a few speakers followed by a meeting and all-accessible yoga practice. Austin O’Malley, Muni Natarajan, and Adam Barley perform live music. Gage Hall at the Unitarian Church, 4 Archdale St. Saturday, 11am-2pm. Donation accepted. (208)724-0765, www.y12sr.com


Sunday, Mar 17, 2019

Head to Oakland Plantation for this year’s Race & Roast. The family-friendly afternoon features live music, all-you-can-eat oysters, chili, hot dogs, wine and beer, hay rides, and kids activities. Additionally, runners and walkers can participate in the 5K Trail Run, beginning at 12:30 and winding through the forest of the 132-acre property. Oakland Plantation, 1164 Porchers Bluff Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 12:30-4pm. Prices vary. www.eastcooperland.org


Monday, Mar 18, 2019

Toast to life in the Lowcountry by joining Historic Charleston Foundation for a wine tasting, presented by Advanced Sommelier Patrick Emerson. The founder of Communion Wine Club leads attendees through a tour of the palate. Savor delicious wine and hors d’oeuvres while seated next to the beautiful Charleston Harbor. Reservations are required. Captain James Missroon House, 40 E Bay St. Monday, 5:30-7pm. $45. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org


Friday, Mar 22, 2019

Art and yoga each provide a chance for meditation; explore both forms of expression with an all-levels fitness class in the beautiful Campbell Rotunda and sculpture hall. Bring your mat, water, and best downward dog to join local yoga instructor Katie Borges for a class that connects movement with art. If you’re feeling peckish afterwards, each ticket also includes a $5 coupon for The Daily at the Gibbes. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Friday, 8-9am. $10. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org


Friday, Mar 22, 2019

This year, Charleston Fashion Week® consists of signature events taking place throughout the year that provide unique, style-centric experiences to attendees in a number of downtown locales. The opening celebration features pop-up shops from glam local brands and a beauty bar alongside cocktails and light bites. Get ready for an unforgettable night, because the evening is topped off with an after-party you won’t want to miss. The Cedar Room, 701 East Bay St. Friday, 4-8pm. $35-$20. www.charlestonfashionweek.com


Friday, Mar 22, 2019

Charleston Fashion Week® this year is departing from its typical format, and instead consists of three signature events extending throughout the year, providing unique fashion experiences to attendees in a number of downtown locales. The opening event features pop-up shows from local glam brands and a beauty bar, alongside cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Get ready for a late night, because the evening is topped off with an after-party you won't want to miss. The Cedar Room, 701 East Bay St. Friday. $200-$0. charlestonfashionweek.com


Friday, Mar 22, 2019

Local vocalist Christian “Black Diamond” Smalls and her stellar nine-piece band—who you may have grooved to at local venues such as The Commodore and events like the Mac Off—take to the Music Hall stage to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin. Join them for an evening of soulful tunes recalling the late, great icon’s glory days. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 8 p.m. $22; $15 student. (843) 853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Friday, Mar 22, 2019

Local vocalist Christian “Black Diamond” Smalls and her ten-piece band, Black Diamond and Company, pay tribute to the late Aretha Franklin with an evening of nostalgic, soulful tunes reminiscent of the icon’s glory days. Smalls, a graduate of Charleston County School of the Arts and Winthrop University, has enjoyed a successful career touring both solo and with her band, and has opened for major recording artists. Come see her moving tribute to the original “Queen of Soul.” Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 8pm. $22; $15 student. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Saturday, Mar 23, 2019

Ceramic artisan Guy Wolff has achieved national renown for his talent in recreating period pottery patterns. He’s completed projects with Monticello and Mount Vernon and become a favorite of Martha Stewart, who’s featured him in many a magazine article. Last month, he turned his attentions to Charleston, visiting Cone 10 Studios to create limited-edition terra-cotta pots based upon photos that Drayton Hall shared of pot shards archeologically excavated from the base of the historical residence. At this launch party, be among the first to view—and shop—the exclusive line of pottery while enjoying a glass of wine in the Lenhardt Garden. Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Rd. Saturday, 2-3 p.m. $22; free for member. (843) 769-2600, www.draytonhall.org


Saturday, Mar 23, 2019

The Dorchester Two Educational (DD2) Foundation’s unique fundraising event returns for a celebration of what makes the Lowcountry special. The Big Event features Southern cuisine, beach music, and more to benefit the DD2 Foundation and the Advanced Manufacturing Program—a collaboration with leaders from the area to serve student and industry needs. DD2 and its programs aim to prepare students for jobs and supply talented local workers amidst the existing and forecasted labor shortage. The Ponds, 326 Hundred Oaks Pkwy., Summerville. Saturday, 5:30-10pm. $100-$75. (843)695-5353, www.dd2foundation.org


Thursday, Mar 28, 2019

Bask in the beauty of some of the most elegant and historic homes and gardens of Charleston during this 84th annual tour. The Preview Party on March 28 offers attendees hors d’oeuvres and beverages alongside a floral arranging demonstration and silent auction at Hibernian Hall. For the tour, come prepared with comfortable walking shoes, but pedicabs will be available for those who need assistance. Don’t miss your chance to view some homes never before seen on the tour. Locations & times vary. $55 for Preview Party; $55 per day for tour. www.thegardenclubofcharleston.org


Thursday, Mar 28, 2019

The Garden Club of Charleston’s 84th annual tour of downtown homes and green spaces begins with a March 28 preview party at Hibernian Hall. Locations & times vary. $55 preview party; $55 per day for tour. www.thegardenclubofcharleston.org


Thursday, Mar 28, 2019

Lilly Pulitzer presents its 2019 Resort Collection during a fashion show event benefitting the SC Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Care Center. The Citadel Beach Club on Wild Dunes, 4700 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms. Thursday, 5:30-9 p.m. $75. www.scaquarium.org


Friday, Mar 29, 2019

Take a step back in time to the realm of pre-Civil War indigo and rice planters. Plantation agriculture created enormous wealth and produced some of the most beautiful and elegant homes and gardens in South Carolina. And while viewing these properties, learn more about the gullah slave culture that endures to this day. This 72nd annual tour raises money for local mission work and the preservation of the historic church buildings. At the end of the day, all are invited to tea at the Winyah Indigo Society Hall. Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 301 Screven Street, Georgetown. Friday & Saturday, 9:30am-5pm. $80 two day pass, $45 one day. (843) 545-8291. princegeorgeplantationtours.com


Friday, Mar 29, 2019

Who will be the next rising stars in the city’s art scene? Decide for yourself during the College of Charleston’s 34th annual “Young Contemporaries” exhibition, displaying student works selected by juror Dan Estabrook, a Brooklyn-based contemporary artist. You’ll find a wide range of media, including paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures (Madison Bailey’s Brain is shown in the 2018 exhibit above). Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. (843) 953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu


Friday, Mar 29, 2019

In its 34th exhibition, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents the works of select College of Charleston students, reflecting the strength and diversity in the School of the Arts’ programs. “Young Contemporaries” showcases the work of these talented young artists across a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, and prints. Each piece is chosen by nationally prominent juror, Dan Estabrook. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday, Tuesday, Wednseday, Friday & Saturday, 11am-4pm; Thursday 11am-7pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu


Friday, Mar 29, 2019

The American Lung Association puts on a “Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars” at the 11th annual Oxygen Ball. Don your black-tie-optional duds for a gourmet dinner; live and silent auctions; a dance competition among local celebrities; and a dance exhibition by past competitors and champions, including Jennifer McGrath, Virginia Lee, Dan McQueeney, Anita Zucker, and Charleston magazine editor-in-chief Darcy Shankland. Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association—specifically their South Carolina office—on its mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Friday, 6:30-11pm. $250. (843)556-8451, www.charlestonoxygenball.org


Friday, Mar 29, 2019

One of the most famous musical works ever written, Mozart’s Requiem was commissioned by an anonymous patron planning to pass off the composers work as his own. Requiem was the final composition of Mozart’s life; he rehearsed choral parts with friends just hours before he died. The Charleston Symphony Orchestra joins its Orchestra Chorus for a rendition of this masterpiece. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Friday & Saturday, 7:30pm. $108-$20. (843)242-3099, www.gaillardcenter.org