Romantic Spirits: 19th Century Paintings of the South

What: "Romantic Spirits: 19th Century Paintings of the South" examines the core concepts of the romantic movement as it unfolded in fine art of the American South. Romanticism found its way into the cultural output of the young republic, both North and South. The exhibition delineates the historical, social, and cultural forces that influenced their aesthetic sensibilities. Spanning the years 1810-1896, "Romantic Spirits" includes thirty-five paintings from the Johnson Collection.

when: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: Included in general admission price.

More Info: 722-2706 or

Envision James Island and Honor Maybank Forest

What: Tim Keane, director of planning, preservation and sustainability with the City of Charleston, will discuss the future of the James Island and Maybank Highway areas.

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Bethany United Methodist Church, 1853 Maybank Highway, James Island

Price: Free

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'Rodney Scott in Exile' Barbecue Tour

What: Presented by Fatback Collective, this barbecue event will celebrate the homecoming of chefs Sean Brock, Sam Jones and Rodney Scott. Charleston is the final stop on Rodney Scott's Southern tour and he will receive a portion of the funds to help rebuild his pit house in Hemingway, which burned down just before Thanksgiving.

When: 6-9 p.m.

Where: No. 5 Faber, 5 Faber St., downtown Charleston

Price: $100

More Info: 577-0025 or

Winter Lecture Series

What: The South Carolina Historical Society presents its seventh annual Winter Lecture series, "People You Should Know: Remarkable South Carolinians, 1700-1860." Noted historians discuss the trailblazers who left a mark and the events that shaped us. This year's topics include: Rebecca Brewton Motte, William "Danger"Thomson, William Henry Brisbane, Moses Brown, Francis Yonge, and Andrew Jackson.

When: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays through March 11

Where: First Baptist Church Sanctuary, 48 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $85 members, $90 non-members for series

More Info: 723-3225, ext. 11 or

An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro

What: "Ukulele wizard" Jake Shimabukuro plays pop, jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco and rock.

When: 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., downtown Charleston

Price: $40 day-of-show

More Info: 853-2252 or 800-514-3849 or Music Hall&searchBy=VENUE&x=18&y=5