Today ‘Hunt & Habit’ Exhibit

What: The Charleston Museum presents this exhibit that includes women’s and men’s riding habits, hats and accessories from the 19th and early 20th century. Setting the background for the garments is an early 19th-century hunt board that could be carried to the porch for breakfast service, laden with Lowcountry favorites. Guns, typical of those used in local hunts, a side-saddle and period equestrian fashion plates round out the display.

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 www.charlestonmuseum.org/hunt-and-habit

ICruise Tourism

What: This symposium will examine how cruise industries impact historical communities around the world, and how communities similar to Charleston respond to the effects caused by cruise ships. Civic leaders from around the globe will speak during the three-day event. Registration includes an evening reception Wednesday; breakfast, lunch and dinner Thursday and breakfast Friday.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 6; 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Feb. 7; 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Feb. 8

Where: The Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St.

Price: $350 or $300 for students and Preservation Society of Charleston members

More Info: 722-4630 or www.preservationsociety.org

‘14 Presidents’

What: “The 14 Presidents Before George Washington” offers 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. (closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays), through April

Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.

Price: Free

More Info: 853-4651 or www.karpeles.com

‘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 which will take place at the old Exchange Building on East Bay Street. It will run through Feb. 15.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8, 12-15

Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.

Price: Free

More Info: 853-4651

Volunteer Council

What: Trident United Way’s Corporate Volunteer Council’s quarterly meeting will feature a speech by Lisa Mitchell, president of Hagemeyer USA and past chair of Trident United Way’s Day of Caring, who will discuss the importance of corporate civic engagement. Register prior to the event.

When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 7

Where: Trident United Way, 6296 Rivers Ave.

Price: Free

More Info: 566-7185 or www.surveymonkey.com/s/CVC_Feb2013_RSVP

Brown Bag Lunch

What: Your clothes are your packaging. Are they false advertising? Join Deb Mangolt, co-author of “Drink Wine and Giggle,” and Lee Heyward, style expert and author of “Simply Effortless Style,” for an hour of giggles and fashion tips.

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

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: Free

More Info: 763-7333 or http://c4women.org/2013_calendar/130207bbl_event.html

Women and Power

What: Dr. Etta Pisano, vice president for medical affairs, is the first woman dean of the College of Medicine. She has been named by Diagnostic Imaging magazine as one of the 20 most influential people in radiology.

When: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 11

Where: French Quarter Inn, 166 Church St.

Price: $25 member, $35 non

More Info: 763-7333 or http://c4women.org/2013_calendar/130211_event.html

Small Business Lunch

What: Mike Veeck, a marketing and promotion guru, is the guest speaker for the monthly Small Business Lunch at Halls.

WHEN: Noon Feb. 7

Where: Halls Chophouse, 434 King St.

Price: $28

More Info: 303-1113 or www.smallbusinesslunchathalls.com

Civil Rights Photos

What: Gibbes Curator of Collections Sara Arnold will lead this tour of the exhibition “Witness to History: Civil Rights Era Photographs” by James Karales.

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 7-March 7

Where: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St.

Price: Free with admission

More Info: 722-2706 or www.gibbesmuseum.org

Berkeley Electric

What: Learn how to make your home more energy efficient and meet the people who specialize in this type of work.

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 www.sustainabilityinstitutesc.org/

Academy of Music

What: Young concert artists Caleb Borick, Benjamin Halford, Jenny Yao, Ashley Yoon and Justin Yu perform music by the masters.

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

Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.

Price: Free

More Info: 805-7794 or www.charlestonmusic.org

Meditation

What: Attend a free introductory lecture discussing the practical benefits of practicing Transcendental Meditation.

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 7

Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

More Info: 216-0514 or www.tm.org/charleston

Discovery of the Hunley

What: Lowcountry Scuba’s Dive Club will be hosting guest speaker Ralph Wilbanks, who will talk about his involvement in the discovery of the Hunley with Clive Cussler.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 7

Where: Water’s Edge, 1407 Shrimp Boat Lane

Price: Free

More Info: 327-2962 or www.facebook.com/events/194182774057163/

Mardi Gras Brass

What: Mardi Gras Brass by the virtuoso Crescent Brass Ensemble. New Orleans-style jazz will be featured in this event.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 7

Where: Christ Church Mount Pleasant, 2304 U.S. Highway 17

Price: $10

More Info: www.eastcooperconcertseries.org/

Summerville Orchestra

What: The orchestra will perform “Ah, Romance,” an installment of its classic, pops and Broadway-themed spring season. There will be a discussion with the conductor an hour prior to the concert.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 (Northwood Baptist Church) and Feb. 8 (Summerville Baptist Church)

Where: Northwood Baptist Church, 2200 Greenridge Road

Price: $10 adults, free for people younger than 18

More Info: 873-5339 or www.summervilleorchestra.com

‘Forever Plaid’

What: This critically acclaimed musical celebrating the harmonies that were the epitome of 1950’s. Filled with the nostalgic sounds of the 1950’s, the musical incorporates four part harmony.

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

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

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

More Info: 875-9251 or www.flowertownplayers.org

‘Our Town’

What: Directed by Evan Parry, written by Thornton Wilder, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Our Town” spans the history of a small New Hampshire town.

When: 8 p.m. Feb. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16; 3 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17

Where: The Footlight Players, 20 Queen St.

Price: Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $15 for students.

More Info: 722-4487 or http://footlightplayers.net

FridayClimate Change Film

What: Join The Sustainability Institute to watch “The Hungry Tide,” an award-winning documentary showing how people in the island nation of Kiribati are coping with climate change. There will be a Q&A discussion afterwards.

When: 4-5:45 p.m. Feb. 8

Where: Public Library, Main Branch, Calhoun Street

Price: Free

More Info: 724-9014 or www.sustainabilityinstitutesc.org/

Book Release Party

What: Blue Bicycle Books welcomes local author Beth Webb Hart for a wine and cheese drop-in to celebrate her new novel, “Moon Over Edisto.” Hart is the author of several novels, including “Grace at Low Tide” and “Love, Charleston.”

When: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 8

Where: Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St.

Price: Free

More Info: 722-2666 or www.bluebicyclebooks.com/news/

Academy of Music

What: The recital will feature students of CAM piano instructors Amy Tan and Chee-Hang See.

When: 6-7 p.m. Feb. 8

Where: College of Charleston Cato Center for the Arts Room 234, 161 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

More Info: 805-7794 or www.charlestonmusic.org

‘Habanero Rhythm’

What: Members of Society 185 will celebrate the new exhibit of works by artists Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman with a latin-themed party. Food will be provided by Moe’s Southwest Grill and live jazz will be performed by Leah Suarez and the Garage Cuban Band.

When: 8-11 p.m. Feb. 8

Where: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St.

Price: $50 member, $75 non

More Info: 722-2706 ext. 21 or www.gibbesmuseum.org/events

Saturday Go Red Heart 5K Run

What: Sign up to participate in the third annual Go Red Heart 5K. Proceeds will support the American Heart Association’s Go Red Campaign and the Medical University of South Carolina’s women’s heart health program.

When: 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 9

Where: Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road

Price: $30

Families Forever Fair

What: The S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) will hold its annual Families Forever Fair, which offers free information on adoption, including resource materials and one-on-one consultations. Attorneys, agencies and other vendors in children’s services will be on hand to answer questions, provide resources and encourage families to consider foster care and adoption.

When: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 9

Where: Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Pl. W.

Price: Free

More Info: 803-799-6653 or www.scbar.org/yld

‘Slavery to Freedom’

What: This event commemorates Black History Month with a tour of cabins. Activities will include craft demonstrations, storytellers, children’s activities, live music and a special walk through the African-American cemetery.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 9, 16, 23

Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Ashley River Road

Price: $23 for adults, $18 for kids and free for children younger than age 6

More Info: 571-126 or www.magnoliaplantation.com

Cork Shuckin’ Festival

What: Irvin-House Vineyards will hold its second annual Cork Shuckin’ Festival. Oysters will be available for purchase by the bucket along with barbecue from Holy City Seafood. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Patrons will receive complimentary glasses during both tastings.

When: 1-5 p.m. Feb. 9

Where: Irvin-House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Bluff Road

Price: Free

More Info: 559-6867 or www.charlestonwine.com

Cook-off

What: The Junior Service League of Summerville is hosting a cook-off with a chance to win a grill provided by Mark Ensley State Farm. There also will be kid-friendly events, along with vendors providing their goods.

WHEN: 1 p.m. Feb. 9

Where: The Ponds, 326 Hundred Oaks Parkway

‘Peter and the Wolf’

What: The excitement of live classical music comes to life in this 45-minute program that introduces the instruments of the wind quintet, followed by a number of sing along songs.

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 9

Where: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.

Price: $5 child; $10 adult

More Info: 763-4941 or www.chambermusiccharleston.org

St. Valentines Dinner

What: Bicol Association of Charleston will hold a St. Valentines Dinner & Ball.

When: 6:30-11:30 p.m. Feb. 9

Where: Redbank Club, 2316 Red Bank Road, Goose Creek

MOre info: Contact Nancy Samson at 572-0699 or Saulo Gaspi at 553-0572.

Chocolate Affair

What: The Chocolate Affair fundraiser supports Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area Inc. This gala event offers gourmet catering and chocolate desserts from Charleston’s finest restaurants and specialty shops. The evening also features more than 200 auction items.

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9

Where: Marriott Charleston, 170 Lockwood Blvd.

Price: $100 per person, $185 per couple

More Info: 790-6793 or www.thechocolateaffair.net

A Night of A Cappella

What: HALOS and the Jewish Federation of Charleston present a night of a cappella music featuring the Pitchforks of Duke University and the Charleston School of the Arts Singers. All proceeds will benefit HALOS’ programs for abused and neglected children.

When: 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 9

Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St.

Price: $10 students, $25 general in advance, $30 general at the door

More Info: 953-3714 or www.charlestonhalos.org

Woodwind Quintet

What: The WoodWind Quintet of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will present a concert as a gift from the town of Moncks Corner and the Recreation Department.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9

Where: Berkeley High School, 406 W. Main St.

Price: Free

More Info: 899-4708

Sunday Bull’s Island Beach Drop

What: Take Coastal Expedition’s Island Cat skiff to the secluded north end of Bulls Island for a day of shelling, photography, birding and bliss.

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 11, Jan. 13, Feb. 10

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

Price: $40

More Info: 884-7684 or www.coastalexpeditions.com

First Ever Dishwalk

What: Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure. Dishwalk benefits Trident United Way’s 2-1-1 Hotline. This a self-guided restaurant tour.

When: 2-5 p.m. Feb. 10

Where: Marion Square, Calhoun and King streets

Price: $40 for eight restaurant stops

More Info: 740-9000 or http://dishcrawl.com/dishwalkchas

Monday Kindermusik

What: Join Lowcountry Kindermusik for a free preview class for children newborn-4 years.

When: 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:15-10:45 a.m. Feb. 11 and 12; 10:15-10:45 a.m. Feb. 14; 9:30-10 a.m. Feb. 20

Where: Susan Causey’s Dance Studio, 2487 Ashley River Road

Price: Free

More Info: 769-0637 or www.lowcountrykindermusik.com

‘A Movement for Rosa’

What: The Symphonic Band celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Campaign, the beginning of the civil rights movement, with “A Movement for Rosa.” The program is in conjunction with Black History Month.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11

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

Price: Free

More Info: 863-7966 or www.charlestonsouthern.edu

Tuesday Gibbes on the Go

What: Field trip to the Columbia Museum of Art for a special curator-led tour of “Impressionism from Monet to Matisse.” Followed by lunch at the Palmetto Club.

When: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12

Where: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St.

Price: $45 member, $55 non (price does not include transportation)

More Info: 722-2706, ext. 21 or www.gibbesmuseum.org/events

The Franke Chorus

What: Rehearsals for the Spring Performance will be directed by Anita O’Donell. The chorus is comprised of volunteers from the Charleston and Mount Pleasant area. Anyone who enjoys singing with a group is welcome. Ability to read music is not required but is a plus.

When: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12

Where: Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road

Price: Free

More Info: 884-4276

Palmetto Archaeology

What: In honor of Black History Month, free talks on African-American archaeology are being presented. Nicole Isenbarger will discuss Colonoware, a pottery that is a no longer practiced folk tradition, and how the enslaved used it in their daily lives for cooking, cultural identity, marketing activities and more.

When: 6-7 p.m. Feb. 12

Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

Step Up For Israel

What: Israel is constantly in the public view, but there is much more to the Jewish state than meets the eye. This series will help viewers to discover core Israeli values and success stories and provide answers to the hardest questions about Israel. Feb. 12: Israel and the West.

When: 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 12

Where: Synagogue Emanu-El, 5 Windsor Drive

Price: Free to the public

More Info: 614-6487

Thursday, Feb. 14 Charleston Silver

What: Join Curator of History Grahame Long for a guided tour of the Charleston Silver Gallery. From the Colonial era through the Victorian age, this gallery exemplifies the work of the South’s finest craftsmen and women.

When: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14

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 www.charlestonmuseum.org/event.asp?ID=527

‘Steel Magnolias’

What: This theatrical adaptation of the classic film is directed by Sheri Grace Wenger and tells the story of women living in Chinquapin Parish, Louisiana.

When: 8 p.m. Feb. 14-16, 21-23, March 1, 2, 7-9; 3 p.m. Feb 24 and March 3

Where: Charleston Acting Studio, 915 Folly Road

Price: Adults $20, seniors $18, students $16

More Info: 795-2223 or www.midtownproductions.org/

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