Today Campbell Exhibit

What: This exhibit of sculptures, drawings and paintings by Karole Turner Campbell will commemorate agents of change in the African-American culture.

When: Through March 31

Where: Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture, 125 Bull St.

Price: Free

More Info: 953-7610

Poetry Series

What: Concurrent with the “Lesley Dill’s Poetic Visions: From Shimmer to Sister Gertrude Morgan” exhibition, the Halsey Institute is hosting four evenings of poetry readings in the gallery. This evening’s poets are College of Charleston students Alexandra Daley, A.J. Johnson, Avis Norfleet, Anthony Pugliese and Madeline Thieringer. Followed by a reception.

When: 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 14

Where: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

More Info: 953-4422 or

FridayArt & Wine Walk

What: Freshfields Village’s eighth annual Art & Wine Walk features art demonstrations and work from local and regional artists in more than a dozen stores. Guests can to sample wine and hors d’oeuvres.

When: 4-7 p.m. Feb. 15

Where: Crossroads of Johns, Seabrook and Kiawah islands

Price: Free

More Info: 768-6491 or

‘Woman Called Truth’

What: The story of Sojourner Truth from the day she was a slave girl, through her struggle to free herself and her son, to her emergence as revered leader, advocate for abolition and pioneer for women’s rights.

When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16, 20-23, 28, March 1-2; 3-5 p.m. Feb. 17, 24, March 3

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

Price: $34.50-$53.50 for adults, $32.50-$53.50 for seniors (60+) and $22.50-$53.50 for students (25 and under)

More Info: 577-7183 or

SaturdayMilitary museum

What: The American Military Museum, in the Dillard’s wing of Citadel Mall, celebrates its grand reopening.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 16

Where: 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., West Ashley

Price: Free

More Info: 577-7000 or

‘Slavery to Freedom’

What: Black History Month event features a tour of cabins, which have been renovated to represent different eras of the African-American experience, from slavery to the civil rights movement. Activities will include craft demonstrations, storytellers, children’s activities, live music and a walk through the African-American cemetery.

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

Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Ashley River Road

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

More Info: 571-126 or

Tree of Life exhibit

What: An exhibit on African-American life in the early 20th century on Johns Island through photographs from the book “Ain’t You Got a Right to the Tree of Life” by Guy and Candie Carawan.

When: The exhibit will run through March 17: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. as part of Black History Month. The exhibit also is open by appointment.

Where: Johns Island Museum, 4455 Betsy Kerrison Parkway

Price: Free

More Info: 810-1501 or

Mimes and Praise

What: “2 Blessed Mimes and Praise Ministry Explosion.” This African-American Male Troupe will act out Christian songs through body motions and dance.

When: 3 p.m. Feb. 16

Where: Morris Brown AME Church, 13 Morris St.

More Info: 532-3352

MUSC Charity Ball

What: 26th annual MUSC Charity Ball includes live music by Permanent Vacation, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and silent auction. Benefits several local charities. Tickets are available at the MUSC College of Medicine dean’s office. Black-tie optional.

When: 7-11 p.m. Feb. 16

Where: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.

Price: $50

More Info: 792-5862 or

SundaySweetgrass lecture

What: Local sweetgrass basket expert Henrietta Snype will discuss the history behind the ancient African weaving practice. A wine and cheese reception will begin 30 minutes prior to the lecture. A three-course dinner at Il Cortile Del Re will be offered for $30 for attendees after the event.

When: Feb. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Preservation Society of Charleston, 147 King St.

Price: $15 for Society members, $20 for nonmembers

More Info: 722-4630 or or

TuesdayWinter Lecture Series

What: The South Carolina Historical Society presents its sixth annual Winter Lecture series, South Carolina: First and Foremost. The series will focus on South Carolina milestones that were first of their kind in the United States or the world.

When: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, through March 12

Where: First Baptist Church of Charleston, 61 Church St.

Price: $85 members/$90 nonmembers

More Info: 723-3225 ext. 11 or www.southcarolinahistorical

Wednesday‘Obama’s America’

What: The Office of Institutional Diversity celebrates Black History Month at the College of Charleston with former U.S. congressman Kweisi Mfume as he presents “Obama’s America: Where Do We Go From Here?”

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 20

Where: Physicians Memorial Auditorium, College of Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 953-5079 or

Lecture, book signing

What: Curator Grahame Long will discuss his latest book, “Dueling in Charleston: Violence Refined in the Holy City.” A book signing with Long will follow.

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Free

More Info: 722-2996 or

Thursday, Feb. 21 Civil Rights Exhibit

What: The Preservation Society of Charleston co-hosts an exhibit opening with the International African American Museum that was funded with support from Boeing. The traveling exhibit features six panels on the modern civil rights era in Charleston.

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 21

Where: Preservation Society of Charleston, 147 King St.

Price: Free and open to the public

More Info: 722-4630 or

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