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CHARLESTON AREA EVENTS
Thursday, April 10 through Thursday, April 17
April; 12 & 17:
“Gershwin at Folly”
at Dock Street Theatre
Starring New York’s Ian Lowe as George Gershwin and Featuring Scenery by Acclaimed Artist Jonathan Green! Full scale musical tells the story of George Gershwin’s 1934 vacation on Folly Beach when Gershwin and DuBose Heyward began work on Porgy and Bess. 7:30pm Tickets: 843-577-7183
April 9, 12, 16 23, 26:
“The Sound of Charleston
from Gospel to Gershwin”
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, performance at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased 843-270-4903 and at the door. Adults/$28, Senior/$25.
Pure Theatre Presents
“Other Desert Cities”
“Telling the truth is a very expensive hobby.” Tickets for this award winning drama at puretheatre.org or calling 843-723-4444. Thurs. Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 pm.
April 4-May 29
John Westmark Narratives
at the Gibbes Museum of Art
Friday, April 4th Galley Talks led by John Westmark at 2:30 pm in the Main Gallery. $9/adults, $7/seniors. 843-722-2706
April 11: 14th
Annual Kiawah Island
Art and House Tour
from 1-5 pm $55 per person includes five house tours, light refreshments throughout the afternoon at one of the homes, and an admission pass to the Gibbes. All ticket proceeds fund special exhibitions and art education programs at the museum. Tickets can be purchased at the Gibbs Museum or 843-722-2706 ext 21.
Home, Garden & Art Tour
in Old Village – Mt. Pleasant
1 – 5 pm Stroll through the historic Old Village on a self-guided home tour. Sample delicious food offered by local chefs while viewing local art work. Tickets: $45 per person. 843-764-2323 ext. 379. Benefiting American Red Cross.
67th Annual Festival
of Houses and Gardens
Each walking tour highlights historic architecture very various periods as well as exquisite private gardens. Guests are welcomed into eight or more private houses, gardens, and notable sites along the route during each tour. Tickets: $50 pp www.HistoricCharleston.org/festival or 843-722-3405.
Through Apr 19:
“2014 Symphony Designer Showhouse”
at 67 Rutledge Ave.
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; Sun 1-4.
April 11, 12, 13:
Footlight Players Adult Theatre
Adult late night, rated R, theatre. Show dates April 11 & 12 @ 9 pm; Sun at 4 pm. Tickets: 843-722-4487.
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. Tues-Sun. $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.
Culinary Tours and/or Cooking Demonstrations
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 Cooks is 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.
March 20-April 19
67th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens
Each walking tour highlights historic architecture very various periods as well as exquisite private gardens. Guests are welcomed into eight or more private houses, gardens, and notable sites along the route during each tour.
Tickets: www.HistoricCharleston.org/festival or 843-722-3405
Thursday, April 10
Glorious Gardens 2-5 pm
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.
Fort Sumter Boat Tours
9:30 am, 12 pm, and 2:30 pm daily
The only tour to historic Fort Sumter, departing from Liberty Square in downtown Charleston and Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant. 843-722-2628
2nd Sunday On King Street
Lined with locally owned shops, King Street has been hailed as one of the best shopping spots in America according to U.S. News and World Report. For one Sunday afternoon of every month, cars are re-routed so the street may become a lively pedestrian fair with outdoor dining, live music and special deals offered by the merchants. www.2ndsundayonkingstreet.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
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
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/