Things to Do Friday, February 19, 2016

File/Provided Gracie and Lacy, a song and dance sister duo, present two performances of "To Charleston with Love" today.

What: This month’s National Park Story Hour, designed for ages 3-9 years, will include hands-on crafts and more, focusing on Fort Sumter National Monument, Fort Moultrie and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site.

when: 9:15 a.m.

where: Auditorium, Charleston County Main Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston

price: Free

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What: This Lowcountry Scholars event, “History of the Civil Rights Movement in Charleston, 1739-1969,” will be presented by Jon N. Hale, an assistant professor of teacher education with College of Charleston. Register for all programs in advance by calling 843-762-9555.

When: 11 a.m.-noon

Where: Lowcountry Senior Center, 865 Riverland Drive, James Island

Price: Free for members; $5 for nonmembers

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What: Song-and-dance sister duo Gracie and Lacy present a swingin’ serenade featuring the classic hits of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.

When: 2 and 7 p.m.

Where: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St., Charleston

Price: $15-$25; see website for pricing details

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What: Storyteller Tim Lowry will tell of the life of Mr. Robert Smalls, a runaway slave, Navy captain, S. C. legislator, and U.S. Congressman. His story is a tale of bravery, perseverance, courage and fortitude all rooted in love.

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Timrod Library, 217 Central Ave., Summerville

Price: $18

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What: Audience-interactive acoustic show.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Aloft, 4875 Tanger Outlet Blvd., North Charleston

Price: Free

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What: The Charleston Library Society Speaker Series will feature, Geoffrey Cowan, author of “Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary.” The book is about a four-month campaign that changed American politics forever.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St., Charleston

Price: Free

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What: What: This week’s Loading Dock Music Series event will feature live music from Hans Wenzel & The Eighty Sixers (indie alt. country/rock/soul/blues), Jordy Searcy (acoustic pop singer-songwriter from “The Voice”) and The Alexander Project, with the Fauzia’s Kitchen food truck. Leashed pets allowed.

When: 6-10 p.m.

Where: Palmetto Brewery, 289 Huger St., Charleston

Price: Free

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What: The Seat of Justice,” a play set in 1947, follows a small group of parents in rural South Carolina that who set in motion a movement that would lead to the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St., Charleston

Price: $27-$63; see website or call for pricing details

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What: Based on turn of the century side show acts, this new take on “Carnival of the Animals” brings to life an evil ringmaster, a menagerie of caged performers and a young girl looking for adventure.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Sottile Theater, 44 George St., Charleston

Price: $13-$39; see website for pricing details

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What: The Magnetic South Series will present a concert with works by American composers Steven Stucky, John Harbison and Aaron Copland.

When: 7:30 p.m.

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

Price: $10 for College of Charleston students, $25 general admission

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What: “Like Drowning” is a play that travels back and forth in time from the early 90s to present day. The earlier scenes explore the relationship of Richard, a handsome, irresponsible actor, and Rodney, an attentive, well-off member of a theater’s Board of Directors. In the present-day scenes, some 25 years later, Rodney brings Richard to his apartment to care for him in the end stages of Pancreatic cancer.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: 5th Wall Productions, 2070 Sam Rittenburg Blvd., Charleston

Price: $10 for students, seniors and military; $15 for general admission

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