Today Regimental Band

What: The Citadel’s Regimental Band and Pipes presents its annual spring concert for the community.

When: 6:30 p.m. April 18

Where: McAlister Field House, 171 Moultrie St.

Price: Free

More Info: 953-6779 or www.

Quality Conference

What: This is a two-day event organized by the Lowcountry Section of American Society for Quality featuring workshops and presentations on “The Future of Quality.” Presentations are from Boeing, Charleston Water System, Concentric Management, Sheridan Healthcare and others.

When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 18 and 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 19

Where: Sheraton Airport Hotel, 4770 Goer Drive

Price: $99

More Info: 768-2549 or

Music Recital

What: In partnership with MUSC, the Charleston Academy of Music will present young students from the Academy and Kidzymphony Orchestra Programs. The recital is open to the general public and all are welcome to attend.

When: 12:15-1:15 p.m. April 18

Where: Hollings Cancer Center Healing Garden, 86 Jonathan Lucas St.

Price: Free

More Info: 805-7794 or

Tea Room

What: Yeamans Park Presbyterian Church is celebrating spring with a Tea Room. The menu includes soups, sandwiches, shrimp or chicken salad plate, quiche and homemade desserts. Visit the gift shop for homemade crafts, antiques and used books.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18-20

Where: Yeamans Park Presbyterian Church, 5931 Murray Ave., Hanahan

More Info: 744-2268

Southern Design

What: Kimberly Grigg, CEO and principal designer with Knotting Hill Interiors, will be a guest speaker at the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League’s Designer Showhouse. During the presentation, Grigg will discuss “Secrets of Southern Design.”

WHEN: 3 p.m. April 18

Where: 4 S. Adgers Wharf

Price: $5

More Info: 723-0020 or

‘Honey Do’ Event

What: Mixson Market is celebrating spring with a “Honey Do” event. Guests can comb through buzz-worthy goods from Savannah Bee Company and sip mead beverages while selecting spring cards from Ink Meets Paper. The market will provide Charleston’s finest honey-laced nibbles, including Haypenny’s honey s’mores; honey-and-pistachio ice cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams; and honey, cheese and charcuterie spreads. Spring bouquets from Lily Peterson and live music will fill the evening air.

When: 6-9 p.m. April 18

Where: Mixson Market, 4338 McCarthy St.

More Info: 471-2850 or

Crisis Ministries benefit

What: Crisis Ministries will hold its annual Food Shelter Hope fundraiser. Chris Gardner, the real-life inspiration for the film “Pursuit of Happyness,” will speak.

When: 6 p.m. April 18

Where: The Riviera Theatre, 227 King St.

Price: $150 regular ticket/$500 VIP ticket

More Info: 723-9477 or

Charter School

What: An information session for The Charter School of Musically Inspired Minds will be held. Its mission is to utilize music and academics to produce inspired thinkers who become creative members of society.

When: 6-7 p.m. April 18

Where: Arthur C. Christopher Community Center, 265 Fishburne St.

Price: Free

Senior Fashion Show

What: Support the Jewish Community Center and Sherman House seniors as they strut their stuff down the catwalk. Affordables will be bringing accessories that will be available for purchase after the show.

When: 7 p.m. April 18

Where: Sherman House Recreation Room, 1635 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd.

Price: Free, but donations are appreciated and will go to support the Charleston JCC Senior program.

More Info: 614-6494

Gimme Shelter

What: Operation Home announces the third annual Gimme Shelter presented by Home Team BBQ. This retro party will feature a DJ, live and silent auction, raffle for a 177 Sport Scout boat, bowling, arcade games, Skee-Ball, pinball machines and feel-good food. Prepared by Home Team BBQ Executive Chef Aaron Siegel, the menu is complete with comfort foods and American classics. Creative retro attire is optional.

When: 7 p.m. April 18

Where: The Alley, 131 Columbus St.

Price: $15 in advance/$20 at the door

More Info: 818-4080 or


What: Something is rotten ... and it’s up to Hamlet to bring honor and justice to Denmark. Join group for Holy City Shakespeare’s production of “Hamlet.”

When: 7 p.m. April 18, 21, 25; 7:30 p.m. April 19, 26, 27; noon April 20, ,

Where: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St.

Price: $30 adults, $20 students and seniors

More Info: 754-7267 or

‘Anything Goes’

What: A shipload of hilarity sets sail when Cole Porter’s Anything Goes arrives as the grand finale of Charleston Stage’s 35th anniversary season.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 18-20, April 25-27; 3 p.m. April 21

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

Price: Adults $38.50-$57.50, seniors (60+) $36.50-$57.50, students (25 and under) $22.50-$57.50

More Info: 577-7183 or

‘The Mountaintop’

What: This dramatic play focuses on the night leading up to the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 18-20

Where: Pure Theatre, 477 King St.

Price: $30 adults, $15 students

More Info: 723-4444

Sorority Meeting

What: 60th SAR of AKA Sorority, Inc. will host a public meeting at its Regional Conference. There will be a special salute to the military. In support of the sorority’s national program theme: “Global Leadership through Timeless Service,” area community leaders will be recognized for their contributions of service in the areas of health, global poverty, economic security and social justice and human rights.

When: 8 p.m. April 18

Where: North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive

FridayMovie in the Lot

What: The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center will host Movie in the Lot. The event is free and open to the public. The event will include food vendors, live performances, face painting, carnival games and more. Bring a lawn chair and grab some popcorn to watch the family-friendly feature film “The Lion King” outdoors at Cinebarre Mount Pleasant.

When: 6-10 p.m. April 19

Where: Cinebarre Mount Pleasant, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd.

Price: Free

‘The Liar’

What: A joyful French farce busts onto the stage in a new adaptation.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 19-20, 25-27, 5 p.m. April 21

Where: Woolfe Street Playhouse, 34 Woolfe St.

Price: $20-$30

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Saturday Fam Jam

What: Fam Jam is a free family festival that celebrates homegrown family fun and the power of play with no sugar added. The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry and Fam Jam prove that being active can be fun by transforming Marion Square into a giant playground where families can enjoy fun-filled physical challenges, relay races, outdoor play and more.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 20

Where: Marion Square, Calhoun and King streets

Price: Free

More Info: 853-8962 or

Boating Safety Course

What: The Charleston Sail and Power Squadron will conduct a Boating Safety Course. Topics covered include navigation aids, adverse conditions, communications afloat, anchoring, charts, regulations, knots and lines, required safety equipment and more.

When: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 20

Where: Charleston Sail and Power Squadron HQ, 1376 Orange Grove Road

Price: $50 per person, and $15 for second person when sharing materials.

More Info: 437-6241, or

Bulldog Challenge

What: Sponsored by The Citadel Semper Fi Society, the Bulldog Challenge is a grueling six-mile (10K) endurance race that will add “friction” to your four-person team’s run.

When: 8 a.m. April 20

Where: Summerall Field, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St.

More Info: 953-2155 or

Walk for Autism

What: Walk for Autism-Charleston is a nonprofit organization that raises funds to help families in the tri-county area pay for therapy. This event is the organization’s primary fundraiser. It is a family-friendly walk through Hampton Park, with free refreshments, live music, jump castles, sensory play area, therapy dogs, haircuts by Great Clips and sponsor tables with autism information, crafts and much more.

When: 9 a.m.-noon April 20

Where: Hampton Park, Mary Murray Drive

Price: $20 for individual: $25 for family

More Info: 345-4417 or

Bowl for Kids’ Sake

What: Join friends and supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center for Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2013.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 20

Where: Sparians @ River Bowl, 613 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

More Info: 266-5232 or

Spring Plant Swap

What: Do you plant too many tomato seeds that produce too many plants? Or, get a houseplant for every occasion? Bring all your extra plants. If it grows, it will go, including houseplants. Also bring garden-related items such as hoses, garden art, containers, etc. 10 a.m. is set up and browse; 11 a.m. swap officially begins. At go, grab one plant and take it to a hiding area. Swap will continue until all plants are gone.

When: 10 a.m. April 20

Where: 4800 Park Circle

Price: Free

More Info: 200-5818 or the or

Applique Workshop

What: The Charleston Museum welcomes instructor Kim McPeake to reproduce the museum’s Water Lily applique quilt. Made in Charleston by Doris Beckman Schwettmann in the 1930s, this quilt is on exhibit in the museum’s early 20th century quilts exhibit.

When: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 13, 20, 27

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: $90/member, $100/nonmember

More Info: 722-2996, ext. 235 or


What: Join Village Kids and Co. for this RATical retelling of your favorite fairy tale. Told from the perspective of Cinderella’s only friends: the kitchen rats. This new take on the classic fairy tale will enchant and delight children of all ages.

When: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. April 13, 20, 27

Where: Woolfe Street Playhouse, 34 Woolfe St.

Price: $15 general admission; $10 child (12 and under).

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‘Frog and Toad’

What: Fun-filled Toad and his grumpy friend Frog awake from hibernation in the spring to spend a fun-filled year: swimming in the summer, playing in autumn leaves, sledding in the winter, and having great fun along the way. This Tony-nominated Broadway musical for kids, based on the “Frog and Toad” books by Arnold Lobel, promises to be one of the big splashes of this 35th anniversary season.

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20 and 3-5 p.m. April 27

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

Price: Adults $22.50, seniors (60+) $22.50, students (25 and under) $22.50

More Info: 577-7183 or

Regency Era Collections

What: What would Jane Austen have read if she had visited Charleston? Robert Salvo, assistant librarian at the Charleston Library Society, will take group on a tour of the Society’s Regency Era collections.

When: 11:30 a.m. April 20

Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.

Price: Free

More Info: 406-4735 or austenincharleston/

Classical Kids Concert

What: Musicians of Chamber Music Charleston perform a 45-minute program of music to introduce younger audiences to the magic and excitement of live music. After an introduction to the instruments and a variety of sing-along songs, the audience will learn the story of “The Scorpion” set to music for French horn, cello and piano. A cookie and punch reception follows the concert.

When: 1 p.m. April 20

Where: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.

Price: $10 adult, $5 ages 4-16, free for ages 3 and under

More Info: 763-4941 or

‘Celebration of Austria’

What: Chamber Music Charleston concludes its three-concert series at Memminger Auditorium with “A Celebration of Austria.” Guest pianist Andrew Armstrong joins musicians of CMC in a program of music including Schubert’s “Trout” quintet and Fritz Kreisler’s “Libeslied” and “Schon Rosmarin.” Table seating has sold out, but theater seating is still available.

When: 7 p.m. April 20

Where: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.

Price: $25 general admission, $5 students

More Info: 763-4941 or

SundayOld Village Tour

What: Stroll the historic Old Village of Mount Pleasant on a self-guided Home, Garden & Art Tour. Participants will visit Old Village homes, sample food prepared by local chefs, listen to music and view art created for sale by local artists. New this year there will be an “Ask the Garden Expert” to answer gardening questions and offer advice. Proceeds support the American Red Cross, Carolina Lowcountry Chapter.

When: 1-5 p.m. April 21

Where: Edwards Park, Old Village, 400 Pitt St.

Price: $45 per ticket or $35/ticket for a group of 10

More Info: 764-2323, ext. 386 or

Morris Island Lighthouse

What: The Morris Island Lighthouse has been a fixture in Charleston history and has survived the ravages of war, erosion, hurricanes and time. There is no better way to view it than to paddle by and feel its towering presence. This full-day tour combines history, architectural achievement and beauty.

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21

Where: Coastal Expeditions, 514 Mill St.

Price: Adults $88, kids 12 & under $68

More Info: 884-7684 or

Monday Fear No Easel

What: Come paint the Rhino with Fear No Easel’s Art of Giving painting class. Proceeds go to Project Rhino Charleston, which was founded by local South Africans who have a deep affection for their homeland and for the threatened rhinoceros. Their goal is to raise funds for fuel, weapons and strategic support costs for anti-poaching units.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 22

Where: Fear No Easel, 1960 Riviera Drive, Mount Pleasant

Price: $35

More Info: 735-8724 or

TuesdayNational Park Night

What: Fort Sumter National Monument will partner with the Charleston RiverDogs for “National Park Night” and a portion of ticket sales will benefit the Fort Sumter-Fort Moultrie Historical Trust. The first 1,000 children will receive a small, squeezable baseball and a special RiverDogs Junior Ranger button.

When: 6 p.m. gates April 23; 7:05 p.m. game

Where: Joe Riley Park, 360 Fishburne St.

Wednesday Comcast Cares Day

What: Help save a life by donating blood. Participants in this project must be at least 16 years of age with parental permission or 17 and up.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 24

Where: Comcast offices, 4400 Belle Oaks Drive

Sustainable Seafood

What: This Sustainable Seafood Dinner, to benefit the South Carolina Aquarium, will feature a five-course chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings, to include smoked hamachi, octopus, oysters, scallops and more. Reservations required.

When: 6:30 p.m. April 24

Where: Tristan, 10 Linguard St.

Price: $95

More Info: 534-2155 or

Thursday, April 25 Book Discussion

What: Not Fiction Book Discussion presents “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity” by Katherine Boo.

When: 11 a.m. April 25

Where: West Ashley Branch Library, 45 Windermere Blvd.

Full Moon Kayak Tour

What: As the sun sets over the horizon and the moon takes its place, you’ll realize that the estuary at dusk is a mystical place. Offered once a month on the full moon, this is a special evening on the water.

When: 6-9 p.m. April 25

Where: Crosby’s Dock, 2223 Folly Road

Price: Adults $58, kids 12 & under $38

More Info: 884-7684 or

Honoring Robert Mills

What: A dinner will honor Robert Mills (1781-1855), America’s first trained architect. Enjoy a three-course dinner and a lecture on Mills by John M. Bryan, a noted architectural historian and retired professor of art history at the University of South Carolina. Seating is limited; reservations required.

When: 7 p.m. April 25

Where: Historic Rice Mill Building, 17 Lockwood Drive

Price: $100

More Info: 723-3225, ext. 11 or

Friday, April 26 N. Charleston Arts Gala

What: This black-tie optional affair is presented in anticipation and celebration of the 2013 North Charleston Arts Festival. The gala begins with an outdoor reception “under the oaks” with light refreshments and entertainment. The garden party moves indoors to Montague Terrace for dinner and an evening concert by the North Charleston POPS. Following the concert, guests can dance the night away to music by the 17 South Band.

When: 6 p.m. April 26

Where: Montague Terrace, 5001 Coliseum Dr.

Price: $75, which includes parking, must be purchased by April 23.

More Info: 740-5847 or

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