Today‘Fashion Accessories’

What: To complete the look, the correct fashion accessory is as important as the garment itself. Some accessories are no longer in vogue —“ handkerchiefs, parasols, fans, walking sticks and even gloves. Others remain essential to that proper image. From the collections of the Charleston Museum comes ‘Fashion Accessories: From Head to Toe.’

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Included with general admission

More Info: 722-2996 or

‘Hunt & Habit’ exhibit

What: The Charleston Museum presents this original exhibition in the Historic Textiles Gallery. The exhibit includes women’s and men’s riding habits, hats and accessories from the 19th and early 20th century. Setting the background is a beautiful early 19th-century hunt board that could be carried to the porch for breakfast service. Guns, typical of those used in local hunts, a side-saddle and period equestrian fashion plates.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through April 21

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Included with admission

More Info: 722-2996 or

Women’s Leadership

What: Stake Your Claim: How to position yourself for breakout performance. Can you see your career at its peak? Are you ready to make your move? Your professional success has everything to do with your ability to clearly define and commit to what you want and then get there. Both you and your organization prosper when you take charge of your professional growth.

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 31

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: $35

More Info: 763-7333 or

Pat Mitchell lecture

What: Pat Mitchell, president and CEO of the Paley Center for Media, former president and CEO of Public Broadcast Service (PBS), named by numerous organizations as a powerful and effective leader, will lecture on “Women, Wisdom and Leadership,” including a Q&A session. A reception with Mitchell will follow.

When: 6-8:30 p.m. Jan. 31

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

Price: $50

More Info: 720-8528 or

Simone Weil film

What: The film “An Encounter With Simone Weil” tells the story of the French philosopher, activist and mystic (1909-1943). She was a tireless advocate for the poor, colonized and unemployed. In her writings, she analyzed power and its dehumanizing effects, outlined a doctrine of attention and empathy for human suffering and critiqued Stalinism.

When: 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 31

Where: Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St.

Price: Free

More Info: 953-4422 or

‘The Divine Sister’

What: This play tells the story of a young nun-to-be who experiences visions and seeks the help of Mother Superior to understand them. Adult themes.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 2

Where: The Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman Blvd.

Price: $25-$30

More Info: 856-1579 or

Comedy at Threshold

What: An off-Broadway hit, “The Exact Center of the Universe” by Joan Vail Thorne is a Southern-fried comedy about age and change.

When: 8 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 2, Feb. 7-9; 3 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10

Where: Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 Society St.

Price: $10

More Info: 277-2172 or

‘Little Shop of Horrors’

What: In this gleefully gruesome musical spoof of the 1950’s sci-fi movies, Seymour, a skid-row floral assistant, allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him into playing nursemaid to an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for blood.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 31

Where: American Theater, 446 King St.

Price: Adult: $28, student: $20

More Info: 793-1972 or

‘Forever Plaid’

What: This critically acclaimed musical celebrating the 1950s’ traditional values, home and harmony, is perfect for the family. Filled with the nostalgic sounds of the 1950s.

When: 8 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 1-2, Feb. 7-8, Feb. 9; 2 p.m. Feb. 2, Feb. 9-10,

Where: The Flowertown Players, 133 S. Main St.

Price: $25; student, senior, military discounts available

More Info: 875-9251 or

FridayBenefit oyster roast

What: Clusters for Kids’ Sake is a fundraiser supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC, a donor-supported volunteer organization that helps Lowcountry children. Ticketholders will receive all-you-can-eat oysters, live entertainment and more.

When: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1

Where: Goldbug Island, Coleman Boulevard

Price: $25/single; $45/couple

More Info: 266-5218 or

Paint the Town Red

What: Paint the Town Red, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is an initiative to raise awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Free acupuncture to all women wearing red.

When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 1

Where: Summerville Community Acupuncture, 127 S. Main St.

Price: Free

More Info: 810-1225 or

‘Rhythm of the Drum!’

What: Presented in honor of Black History Month, this performance is a celebration of culture. With booming drums and rattling gourds, songs and story, talking drums and wasamba, The Healing Force weaves a message from the heart. For grade K-adult. Group reservations required. Call 740-5854.

When: 10-11 a.m. Feb. 1

Where: Sterett Hall, 7th Street

Price: Children $2, accompanying adults free

More Info: 740-5854 or

Couture tour

What: Join curator of textiles Jan Hiester for one last tour of Charleston Couture, an original Charleston Museum exhibition showcasing the area’s finest garments and accessories from the 1770s to the 1970s, before it closes on Feb. 10.

When: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 1

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Free for museum members and free with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free)

More Info: 722-2996 or

War of 1812 exhibit

What: The Karpeles Manuscript Museum will display a special exhibit, “The War of 1812,” to coincide with the symposium on that subject that will take place at the old Exchange Building on East Bay Street. It will run Feb. 1-15 and will be in addition to the current exhibit on the “14 Presidents Before George Washington.”

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 1, 5-8, 12-15

Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.

Price: Free

More Info: 853-4651

Dine for a Cause

What: Ruby Tuesday Community GiveBack Program is giving Charleston Promise Neighborhood 20 percent off purchases during days of the event to benefit the neighborhood and its schools. Print your flier using the link below and present it to your server.

When: Feb. 1-3, 5

Where: Ruby Tuesday, 7400 Northside Drive

Price: Menu items ranging from $5-$18

More Info: 336-337-8286 or

‘The Secret Garden’

What: Based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden” tells the story of Mary Lennox, a spoiled, 11-year-old orphan who is returned to England to live at her uncle’s mansion. Mystery unfolds as Mary discovers family secrets and a hidden garden. Presented by Charleston Stage.

When: Check webite for times, dates

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

Price: $22.50

More Info: 577-7183 or

SaturdayFrancis Marion cleanup

What: Palmetto Pride and the USDA are teaming up for the sixth annual Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup. Volunteers will be sent out to designated areas throughout the 260,000-acre forest. All cleanup supplies will be provided, and cookout lunch will be served.

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 2

Where: Francis Marion National Forest Ranger Station, 2967 Steed Creek Road, Huger

Price: Free

More Info: 877-725-7733 or

Charleston CPR Training

What: Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce hosts Charleston CPR for two classes. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. is the Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support Class. 1-5:30 p.m. is the Heart Saver/CPR/AED/First Aid class. Cost is $35 for SICC members, $45 for nonmembers. Nonmembers may register and pay at Members should call 442-7960 to register and pay.

When: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce, 2817 Maybank Highway

Price: $35 and $45

More Info: 793-1234 or

Boating safety course

What: Learn Basic Navigation, Legal Requirements of Boating, How to Operate Your Vessel Safely and Required Safety Equipment. The program is presented by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08. To sign up, contact Kelly Duncan at

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Coast Guard Station Charleston, 196 Tradd St.

Price: $35

More Info: 373-2256 or

Women Writers Forum

What:. Learn how to prepare for an editor, get the biggest bang for your buck, the different roles an editor can play, the role of a writing group in the development of a book. Bring your writing samples for evaluation. Ellie Maas Davis, Mary B. Johnston, Signe Pike.

When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: $25 members, $35 nonmembers

More Info: 763-7333 or

Bull’s Island Ferry

What: This pristine island has 16 miles of trails that cross the island along freshwater impoundments and into the maritime forest, making it the perfect destination for a day of hiking. The seven miles of beach allow shelling, beachcombing and exploring.

When: 10 a.m. Saturdays, through March 30

Where: Garris Landing Pier, State Road S-10-1170

Price: $40/adult, $20/ 12 and under

More Info: 884-7684 or

Black History Bazaar

What: This year’s National African-American History Month Bazaar will feature the King David of Tut-Tut Kemetic Group with stories about black Egyptians and innovations in science and art, as well as other exhibits, music, refreshments and more.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Mark Clark Hall Auditorium at The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St.

Price: Free

More Info: 723-5402

CML Day at Sweet Frog

What: Eat frozen yogurt and support the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Sweet Frog-Charleston is hosting CML Day filled with fun art projects, crafts and face-painting. Twenty percent of proceeds will be donated to CML.

When: 1-4 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Sweet Frog, 200 Meeting St.

Price: Free

More Info: 853-8962 or

Keeper’s Choice

What: A zookeeper’s day is never the same — and neither is this program. Some days the bear will be the star, or it might be the bobcat or otters. You just never know who’ll be there until you are.

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, 1500 Old Towne Road

Price: Free with park admission

More Info: 573-8517 or

Charity oyster roast

What: Shuckin’ for Shelter, an oyster roast benefiting Callen-Lacey Center for Children. There will be all-you-can-eat oysters, barbecue and more including music and fun for the whole family.

When: 3-5:30 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Crowfield Golf & Country Club, 300 Hamlet Circle, Goose Creek.

Price: $20/adults; $5/children ages 6-12; free/children under 6

More Info: 761-5360 or

CSO Spiritual Ensemble

What: The CSO Spiritual Ensemble performs a moving tribute to the escape network of fugitive slaves known as the Underground Railroad formed in the early 19th century and peaked the mid-1800s.

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Centenary United Methodist Church, 60 Wentworth St.

Price: $20 adults; $10 children students with ID

More Info: 866-811-4111 or

Blue Oyster Bash

What: This Lowcountry Style Oyster Roast and BBQ event will feature live music by The Blue Dogs. Help Friends raise money for MUSC Children’s Hospital. Enjoy “art in progress” as local artisans demonstrate their skills. The silent auction will feature packages to pamper. VIPs are welcome an hour early to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a top-notch “schwag bag.” The bar will feature beer, wine and special “Blue Cocktail.”

When: 6-10 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Founders Hall, 1500 Old Towne Road

Price: $50, $65 and $125

More Info: 991-4510 or

Noam Katz concert

What: Rabbi Noam Katz will perform. He is a song leader, performer, prayer leader, educator, actor and storyteller who shares his high-flying energy and soulful melodies with audiences throughout North America, Africa and Israel.

When: 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, 90 Hasell St.

Price: $10/adults, $5/12 years and under, $30/family rate

More Info: 723-1090 or

Charitable Oyster Roast

What: The Charitable Society of Charleston’s annual Oyster Roast will benefit Louie’s Kids, an organization whose mission is to help treat childhood obesity.

When: 7-11 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St.

Price: $25

About Boating Safety

What: Learn Basic Navigation, Legal Requirements of Boating, How to Operate Your Vessel Safely and Required Safety Equipment. Presented by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08.

Price: $35; $5 for each additional family member.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Coast Guard Station Charleston, 196 Tradd St.

More Info: 373-2256 or

Chase After Cure Gala

What: Go “Around the World” with Chase After a Cure at the fifth annual gala benefiting childhood cancer research. This year’s black-tie optional gala has an international flavor of decor, food and music featuring the Cuban jazz Gino Castillo Quartet. The ticket price includes food from Wasabi of Charleston, Rue de Jean, Al Di La and Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill, plus an open bar and live and silent auctions. Presented by Cornerstone Wealth and Tax Advisory Group Inc.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Marriott Charleston, 170 Lockwood Drive.

Price: $100

More Info: 804-761-4144 or

Monday CSU Horton School of Music

What: Charleston Southern University Guitar Adjunct Professor Christopher Teves will perform with Regina Helcher Yost and violist Ben Weiss featuring Debussy’s sonata and other works.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4

Where: Charleston Southern University Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, 9200 University Blvd.

Price: Free

More Info: 863-7966 or

TuesdayToddler Tuesday

What: Enjoy storytime with a zookeeper, learn fun facts about animals all while having some hands on fun.

When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays

Where: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, 1500 Old Towne Road

Price: Free with park admission

More Info: 573-8517 or

14 Presidents exhibit

What: The Karpeles Manuscript Museum’s exhibit, “The 14 Presidents Before George Washington,” runs through April. There are two dozen items that explore often overlooked aspects of the Revolutionary War and Early National period. Free parking and admission.

When: Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April

Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.

Price: Free

More Info: 853-4651 or

Writing a Business Plan

What: A top priority for an entrepreneur who is considering starting a business is to have a comprehensive business plan. The plan serves as a roadmap as well as a requirement for funding. SCORE will have professionals on hand to assist you so your business plan will support the success of your start-up.

When: 6-9 p.m. Feb. 5

Where: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave.

Price: $60

More Info: 727-478 or

Book discussion

What: Not Fiction Book Discussion features “1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created” by Charles C. Mann.

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5

Where: Main Library, 68 Calhoun St.

WednesdayRethink at Eco Deco

What: The Sustainability Institute holds monthly ReThinks at different local sustainable organizations each time. Eat, drink and hang out with fellow sustainability-lovers this month at Eco Deco, a company founded on the principle of protecting the health and safety of families and the environment through their sustainable paints.

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 6

Where: Eco Deco, 911 Houston Northcutt Blvd.

Price: Free to members and $15 for everyone else (membership is $35)

More Info: 724-9014 or

Thursday, Feb. 7 Brown Bag Lunch

What: Your clothes are your packaging. Are they false advertising? Join Deb Mangolt, co-author of “Drink Wine and Giggle” (101 ways girlfriends can connect, have fun and be inspired), and Lee Heyward, Style Expert and author of “Simply Effortless Style,” for an hour of giggles and fashion tips. Here’s your chance to hear from both authors at one fun event and pick up their books in a BOGO offer.

When: Noon-1 p.m. Feb. 7

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: Free

More Info: 763-7333 or

Home energy event

What: Learn how to make your home more energy efficient and meet the people who specialize in this work. Sustainable contractors will be tabling 4-6 p.m., and The Sustainability Institute will give a presentation starting at 5 p.m.

When: 4-6 p.m. Feb. 7

Where: Berkeley Electric John’s Island District Office, 3351 Maybank Highway

Price: Free

More Info: 724-9014 or

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