Today Civil War exhibit
What: Join Curator of History Grahame Long for a look at “City Under Siege,” our permanent exhibition that provides a rich overview of events in and around Charleston from secession to 1865. The story is one of suffering, sacrifice, initiative and tenacity, and is told with extensive images and artifacts from the museum’s collections.
When: 10:30 a.m. April 11
Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.
Price: Free for members and free with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free)
More Info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org
Brown Bag Lunch Series
What: Your handheld device (iPhone/Android) is your connection to the outside world that never leaves your side and has never been more important. Get the most out of your device so that you can get more done efficiently and safely. Jud Leggett, IT Consultant, The Computer Guyz.
When: Noon-1 p.m. April 11
Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.
More Info: 763-7333 or http://c4women.org/2013_calendar/130411_event.html
What: “Warm Nights Cool Jazz: Charleston and its Jazz.” College of Charleston Arts Management professor Karen Chandler will be joined by members of the Charleston Jazz Initiative as she shares knowledge about Charleston’s 20th-century jazz musicians. A reception will follow.
When: 6 p.m. April 11
Where: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St.
Price: $20 members, $30 nonmember
More Info: 722-2706, ext. 21 or www.gibbesmuseum.org/events
What: Something is rotten ... and it’s up to Hamlet to bring honor and justice to Denmark. Holy City Shakespeare presents a production of “Hamlet,” a political thriller set in modern-day Elsinore.
When: 7 p.m. April 11, 18, 25; 7:30 p.m. April 12, 19, 26, 27; noon April 20.
Where: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St.
Price: $30 adults, $20 students and seniors
More Info: 754-7267 or www.holycityshakespeare.org/
What: A joyful French farce bursts onto the stage in a sparkling new adaptation.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. April 11-13, 19-20, 25-27; 5 p.m. April 14, 21
Where: Woolfe Street Playhouse, 34 Woolfe St.
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 11-13, 18-20
Where: Pure Theatre, 477 King St.
Price: $30 adults, $15 students
More Info: 723-4444
What: A shipload of hilarity sets sail when Cole Porter’s Anything Goes arrives at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. Charleston Stage brings this Broadway classic to the Dock Street stage as the grand finale of Charleston Stage’s 35th anniversary season.
When: 7:30 p.m. April 11-13, 18-20, 25-27; 3 p.m. April 14, 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 www.charlestonstage.com
What: American playwright Tracy Letts dishes up a “tension-filled” thriller about a soft-spoken veteran, Peter, and the lonesome Agnes. One night of unintended passion ends with the discovery of a bedbug ... Or is it?
When: 9 p.m. April 11-13; 4 p.m. April 14
Where: The Footlight Players, 20 Queen St.
Price: Tickets are $15 on Friday-Sunday, and $10 for Thursday
More Info: 722-4487 or www.footlightplayers.net
What: The Charleston County Parks Commission is in need of volunteers for numerous springtime events.
Where: Charleston County Park/Recreation Commission, 861 Riverland Drive
More Info: 762-8053 or www.ccprc.com/
Friday Plantasia 2013
What: Charleston Horticultural Society’s popular annual plant sale and garden vendor market is back. This annual two-day event offers unique, rare and zone-appropriate plants for sale, hourly workshops, garden experts on hand for advice, a sale of previously loved garden items, “members’ favorites” plants as well as vendors selling everything from garden decor to equipment.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13
Where: Wragg Square Park, 342 Meeting St.
More Info: 579-9922 or www.chashortsoc.org/events-tours/plantasia-2013.html
What: The Charleston Academy of Music’s studio recital will feature students of violin instructor Kay Wheeler.
When: 6-7 p.m. April 12
Where: College of Charleston Cato Center for the Arts Rehearsal Hall, 161 Calhoun St.
More Info: 805-7794 or www.charlestonmusic.org
What: Thomas Mayhem Pinckney Alliance will host a reception to raise funds for five state historic markers related to Civil Rights in Charleston. The committee will honor living African-American craftsmen and unveil the first marker.
When: 7 p.m. April 12
Where: 91 Spring St.
More Info: 722-4630 or www.PreservationSociety.org
Relay for Life
What: The American Cancer Society is sponsoring the global Relay For Life movement.
WHEN: 7 p.m. April 12
Where: Johnson Hagood Stadium, Congress Street and Hagood Avenue
Swing Thing on King
What: A Swing Thing on King is a 40’s-era, big band dance party featuring the Charleston County School of Arts Jazz Band and other ensembles. The inaugural Treble award will be presented to local jazz standout Charlton Singleton during the evening’s festivities. In addition to live music and dancing there will be food, libations and an auction.
When: 7-11 p.m. April 12
Where: The Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St.
Price: $60 (can purchase on website)
More Info: 529-4990 or www.soabandevents.com
Saturday Push Up & Up Challenge
What: The annual Push Up & Up Challenge is a family-friendly event benefiting proven dropout prevention programs and has partnered in the Lowcountry with Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area. There will be vendors, prizes and a DJ playing hit music. Teams of six will compete with as many push-ups as possible within 30 minutes.
When: 9 a.m.-noon April 13
Where: Marion Square, Calhoun and King streets
What: Join Susan Williams, co-author of “Upheaval in Charleston,” and Mary Edwards, neighborhood expert, on a tour of Hampstead Village. Walk around one of Charleston’s first suburbs, which was laid out in 1769.
When: 10 a.m.-noon April 13
Where: Trident Technical College’s Palmer Campus, 66 Columbus St.
Price: $15 PSC members/$20 nonmembers
More Info: 722-4630 or www.PreservationSociety.org
Jazz Music Festival
What: The festival will feature the sounds of local jazz artists such as Lonnie Hamilton, Oscar Rivers, Ann Caldwell, High Gravity Jazz, Jazzy Jay, Charlton Singleton, Sam Burchfield, Mr. Blues Williams and the Benedict Gospel Choir, middle and high school jazz bands, tastings from Charleston restaurants, and specialty vendors.
When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 13
Where: Jenkins Institute for Children, 3923 Azalea Drive
Price: Tickets are $8 in advance and can be purchased at Cats Music in Summerville or Monster Music in West Ashley or the day of at the gate for $10
More Info: 735-5344 or www.facebook.com/therootsofjazz musicfestival
What: Southeastern Institute is hosting Spring Fever Open House for prospective students, the general public and community partners. There will be complimentary chair massages, classroom demonstrations, free blood-pressure checks, refreshments, campus tours and a raffle for a gift certificate to the campus massage clinic.
When: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 13
Where: Southeastern Institute, 4600 Goer Drive, North Charleston
Taste and Style
What: Celebrity chef Curtis Stone will bring his live cooking show to the Tanger Outlets. There will also be local food trucks, live music, food tasting and product demonstrations. Guests can enter to win a trip to Los Angeles and a $1,000 shopping spree.
When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 12-13
Where: Tanger Outlets, 4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd.
More Info: 529-3095 or www.tangeroutlet.com/charleston
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.
Pet Fest 2013
What: Pets, their owners and the whole family are invited to take part in a weekend full of exhibits, demonstrations, experts, rescue groups and entertainment at Pet Fest. Enjoy live music Sunday, dock diving, exciting demonstrations, contests, shows, kids’ activities and more. Pets must be restrained/leashed at all times. No outside food or beverages allowed.
WHEN: 11 a.m. April 13
Where: Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Parkway
Price: $5 (ages 13 and up); free for ages 12 and under, Gold Pass Holders and pets
More Info: 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com
Festival of Choirs
What: This one-day festival will showcase five choral groups: Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir, Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble, East Cooper Community Choir, St. Andrews (N.C.) High School Mixed Ensemble and the Muscle Shoals (Ala.) Choir. Guest conductor and choral clinician Dr. Rollo Dilworth with Temple University in Philadelphia will serve as festival director.
When: 1 p.m. April 13
Where: Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting St.
Price:Free; freewill donations accepted
What: Mike Greenberg, from ESPN’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning,” show will be signing copies of his book, “All You Could Ask For.”
When: 2 p.m. April 13
Where: West Ashley Barnes & Noble, 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
More Info: 556-8979
Sunday Yorktown tribute
What: The nation’s oldest aircraft carrier museum, the USS Yorktown, is turning 70 and Patriots Point is inviting the public to join the celebration. At 7 p.m., the party will kick off with a special USO-style show on the flight deck of the Yorktown. Tickets for this special evening are $22 and can be purchased on the Patriots Point website.
When: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. April 14
Where: Patriots Point Naval And Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road
more info: www.patriotspoint.org
Bird Rookery Tour
What: Departing from Shem Creek, this tour focuses on the birds that nest on Crab Bank Island, a thriving bird rookery at the entrance to the Charleston Harbor. This is a great tour for photography (for wildlife and extraordinary views of the Holy City skyline) and birding.
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14 and 28
Where: Coastal Expeditions, 514 Mill St.
Price: Adults $58, kids 12 and under $38
More Info: 884-7684 or http://coastalexpeditions.com
Israel at 65
What: To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of Israel, the community center will host a celebration with Israeli food and wine; a “shuk,” an Israeli dance; a visit to the “kotel,” known as the Western Wall; children’s activities and a slideshow, “Israel Through Charleston’s Eyes.”
When: 5-7 p.m. April 14
Where: Jewish Community Center, 1645 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd.
More Info: 614-6487
Monday Senior Softball
What: From early April through late October, softball will be played Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Kapstone/Meade/Westvaco Park in North Charleston. The league is for senior softball players age 50, or turning 50 this year. The league consists of players from Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.
When: 6:45-9:30 p.m. April 15
Where: Kapstone Park, 1206 Remount Road
Price: $35 per season
More Info: 312-4222
Thursday, April 18 Quality Conference
What: This is a two-day event organized by the Lowcountry Section of the American Society for Quality featuring workshops and presentations on “The Future of Quality.” Presentations are from Boeing (keynote speech), 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
More Info: 768-2549 or http://asq.org/sections/mini-sites/1122
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.
More Info: 805-7794 or www.charlestonmusic.org
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 at the event.
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 http://charlestonhomeless.org/v.php?pg=89
Charter School session
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. Musically Inspired Minds will be a Public Charter School for grades 6-12 (opening with grades 6-9 in 2014) on the Charleston peninsula. There are no admissions tests, auditions or other barriers to enrollment.
When: 6-7 p.m. April 18
Where: Arthur C. Christopher Community Center, 265 Fishburne St.
more info: www.facebook.com/MusicallyInspiredMinds
Band and Pipes
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.
More Info: 953-6779 or www. citadel.edu/root/band-spring2013-concert
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 food. 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 www.operationhome.org
Sorority Public Meeting
What: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host a public meeting at the 60th annual South Atlantic Regional Conference. There will be a special salute to the military. In support of the theme: “Global leadership through timeless service,” 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
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