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CHARLESTON AREA EVENTS
Charleston Wine + Food Festival
The annual festival celebrates the best that the city Charleston has to offer. Local food culture rich in tradition, James Beard Award-winning chefs, and the best city to visit in the U.S Tickets are still available to some of the fun events including the After Hours Party, Potlikker Film Festival, Salute to Chefs Opening Night Party, the Jailhouse Shake-Up, and the Pluff Mud Oyster Roast. Programs available from the Concierge. Full event details and tickets at www.Charlestonwineandfood.com
“The Sound of Charleston
From Gospel to Gershwin”
Mar 6 & 12
Experience the musical sounds that help define Charleston’s history from haunting spirituals, camp songs, jazz, to light classics and Gershwin. Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street, doors open 6:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased 843-270-4903 and at the door. Adults/$28, Senior/$25.
CSO Chamber Music
A Musical Journey to Germany
A beautiful one-hour chamber music performance presenting Beethoven’s String Quartet opus 18 and Bach’s “Little” Fugue in G minor and more works featuring CSO’s Brass Quintet and String Quartet at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 7:30 pm. Tickets: CharlestonSymphony.org or (843) 723-7529 ext. 110.
“The Sugar Bean Sisters”
at Footlight Players Theatre
At the heart, The Sugar Bean Sisters, is about family and faith with a bit of wacky fun thrown in. An offbeat story of romance, murder, and alien abduction. Tickets: $25/adult; $22/senior/military. Thurs – Sat.-8pm; Sun (3/16 & 23) 3 pm. More information can be found at www.FootlightPlayers.net
at Dock Street Theatre
Charleston Stage presents The Foreigner, a laugh-out-loud backwoods farce that has charmed audiences since it first appeared in 1984 when it won the Obie for Best Off Broadway production. Tickets: CharlestonStage.com or 843-577-7183; Thur. Fri, Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun (3/9, 3/16 & 3/23) at 3 pm.
Rush Hour Mini Concerts:
Jazz Goes Classic with Guitar & Flute Duo
5:30 pm – 6 pm; pre- concert talk at 5:15 pm at Charleston Academy of Music Recital Hal, 189 Rutledge Ave. Free!
CSO Masterworks Series
Stravinsky’s “The Firebird”
Mar 13, 14, 15
Natalia Khoma, cello. Pre-concert Conversations are held from 6:30 pm – 7 pm prior to every Masterworks performance. Tickets at CharlestonSymphony.org or 843-723-7529, ext 110. Performances at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street.
“Perfectly Normel People”
at Threshold Repertory Theatre
What happens when a college freshman from Kansas moves in with a dysfunctional Italian-American family from Queens? Don’t miss the first production since its critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run! Thurs. – Sat @ 8 pm; Sun (3/23 & 3/30 at 3 pm. OvationTix customer service: 866-811-4111.
Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre
at 164 Church Street
Choose from Inspector NoClue’s Murder Mystery, Sherlock Holmes, or Heist, Heist Baby.
Plays run weekly.. $24/adults, $22/students & military, $15/children (under 12).Tickets 843.937.6453 www.charlestonmysteries.com
Spa Adagio at the Francis Marion Hotel
Specializing in massage, skin and nail care and more. Adagio blends 16 years of experience and expertise to make your experience special. Open 10-7 Monday thru Saturday, but other times by appointment. Call 843-577-ahhh to schedule an appointment. Visit our website for services and special offers, www.spaadagio.com.
Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South
Through Mar 23
Exhibit features 32 artists including Thomas Sully, Gustave Henry Mosler, William Thompson Russell Smith and others at the Gibbes Museum. $9/adults, $7/seniors.
Culinary Tours and/or
Culinary Tours of Charleston offers “Savor the Flavors of Charleston Tour” and the “Chef’s Kitchen Tour”. Reservations: 843-722-8687 Tickets $42 per person. Charleston Culinary Tours has four tours available each a different focus. Check out their site at www.charlestonculinarytours.com Tickets: $50 per person. Charleston Cooksis a fun filled cooking class led by talented instructors and offers demonstration or participation classes. www.charlestoncooks.com for schedule of day or evening classes.
Walking Tours, Motorized Bus Tours
of the City and/or a Plantation
Available throughout the day. Please see Lobby Concierge for pickup times and reservations.
Boats to Fort Sumter
Mar 1: 9:30 am, 12, 2:30 pm
The only tour to historic Fort Sumter, departing from Liberty Square in downtown Charleston and Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant. 843-722-2628
“2014 Symphony Designer Showhouse”
at 67 Rutledge Ave
Mar 20-Apr 19
Enjoy a glimpse of what life was like in Charleston in the 1800’s and now newly transformed by talented designers. Shop the Boutique, choose a treasure from the designers’ rooms, or have lunch in the secret garden. Daily 10 am-4 pm; Sunday 1 pm-4 pm. Tickets are $20 at the door and available at www.csolinc.org. ($15 by March 17).
Charleston Fashion Week
March 18-22, 2014
For one week in March, the center of town in Marion Square becomes the runway to New York with Charleston Fashion Week. Presented by Charleston Magazine, the CFW showcases emerging designers and models, many of whom have gone on to find fame in the Big Apple and beyond, designing for celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Toni Braxton or being featured on the hit TV show Project Runway. charlestonfashionweek.com
Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens
March 20 – April 19, 2014
Set amid the historic ambience of the city’s Old & Historic District, this series of award-winning tours showcases Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. These tours provide a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences, dating to the 18th century. www.historiccharleston.org/Festival
Charleston International Antiques Show
March 21 – March 23, 2014
Antique dealers, collectors and enthusiasts from around the country gather here in March to explore the Charleston International Antiques Show. The 3-day event features fine 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century period furniture and art from America, Asia and Europe, as well as lectures and tours. www.historiccharleston.org/Events/Charleston-Antiques-Show.aspx
Family Circle Cup
March 29-April 6, 2014
In late March/early April, it’s 9 days of game-set-match at the premier women’s tennis event in America, the Family Circle Cup. The tournament, the longest-running sponsored professional tennis tournament in the United States, brings the circuit’s top players such as Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Tracy Austin, Martina Hingis and the Williams sisters to Daniel Island, just 20 minutes outside of Charleston. In addition to watching the singles and doubles matches, spectators can enjoy demonstrations of the latest in tennis equipment, personalized video analysis of one’s game and even children’s courts for the next generation of tennis stars. www.familycirclecup.com
Flowertown Festival, Summervillle, SC
April 4-6, 2014
Thousands of festival-goers transcend this gracious Southern town to take in the flowers and hospitality and attend one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast.
Cooper River Bridge Run
April 5, 2014
The Cooper River Bridge Run provides a world-class 10-K foot race. Comprising 40, 000 participants, the 5th largest 10k race in the world promotes continuous physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education and opportunity.www.bridgerun.com
Charleston International Film Festival
April 9-13, 2014
Now in its fifth year, the 5-day Charleston International Film Festival showcases over 80 new features, shorts, documentaries and animation films from some of the best national and international filmmakers today. The stories capture a range of emotions and take audiences from historic to current to future times. Films are shown at the historic Sottile Theater at the College of Charleston as well as Cinebarre, the independent theater in Mount Pleasant, SC. After-parties are held nightly at some of Charleston’s best venues, including the Music Farm.www.charlestoniff.org
Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
April 27, 2014
The 27th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for seafood lovers! The festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music and lots of free activities. http://www.comeonovermp.com/index.aspx?NID=111
May 9-11, 2014
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment. www.charlestongreekfestival.com
May 23 through June 8, 2014
Spring brings the preeminent event that has become a verb (Do you Spoleto?), Spoleto Festival USA. Founded in 1977 by Gian Carlo Menotti (and others) as the companion to the Festival of the Two Worlds in Spoleto Italy, the event brings internationally renowned and emerging artists and performers to town beginning Memorial Day weekend through the first full week of June. Performances range from opera and theater to dance, chamber, symphonic and jazz music. For the budget-conscious or those looking for family-friendly entertainment, Piccolo Spoleto provides a full schedule of low- to no-cost activities that focus on regional artists. www.spoletousa.org
May 23 through June 8, 2014
Schedule of events, programs, and ticketing information for this 2-week festival showcasing young artists and performers from South Carolina. www.piccolospoleto.com
Fourth of July at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Great fireworks show from two viewing areas, land and ship deck – bring lawn chairs for both. www.patriotspoint.org
MOJA Arts Festival
September 26 to October 6, 2014
Just as the heat begins to wane, the second of Charleston’s arts festivals, MOJA, descends upon the city. MOJA, which means “one” in Swahili, is an African and Caribbean arts festival that takes place the last weekend in September through the first full week in October. It showcases performances in dance, theater, literary and visual arts, and music. www.mojafestival.com/
Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens
Dates To Be Decided
Instead of riding past the historic homes in Charleston’s South of Broad neighborhood on the carriage tours, take a stroll down the streets of the historic district in September and October, during the Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens presented by the Preservation Society of Charleston. For 5 weeks each year, tourist have an opportunity to glimpse inside some of Charleston’s oldest, most exquisite addresses and lush hidden gardens that highlight American architecture from the early 1700s through today www.thefalltours.org/