Things to Do Thursday, February 19, 2015

File/Staff Photo Charleston Distilling Company on King Street will host a spirited Cocktail Competition, featuring four local bartenders, with proceeds benefiting the Green Heart Project.

What: FollyGras is Folly’s annual take on Mardi Gras and is comprised of a week full of activities.The Feast Day Cochon deLait will feature a book signing with local author Bill Noel and live music by Wadata.

When: 5-7 p.m. book signing, 6-9 p.m. live music

Where: Loggerhead’s Beach Grill, 123 W. Ashley Ave., Folly Beach

Price: Free

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What: Out of Hand (on Pitt Street in Old Village) will host a book signing with Charleston-based author Linda Keane Carter, author of “Annaliese From Off.” The signing will take place inside the store’s South department, which is devoted to selling goods created by writers/artisans South of the Mason-Dixon line. There will be cupcakes from Lulu’s Bakery and complimentary beer and wine.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Out of Hand, 113 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant

Price: Free

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What: Charleston Supported Art invites the community to a meet and greet the this year’s 12 artists. Refreshments for the evening will be provided by the Frothy Beard Brewing Company and Cannonborough Beverage Co. All are welcome to attend.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

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What: Examines Charleston race relations in the fifty years since the civil rights movement. A look at the dramatic changes wrought by the movement in the Lowcountry, but also considering the ways that society has not changed as much as civil rights activists once hoped and dreamed.

When: 6:45 p.m.

Where: Duckett Hall, The Citadel,171 Moultrie St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

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What: Lee Lee’s Hot Kitchen will celebrate its one year anniversary and the Chinese New Year with a customer appreciation dinner featuring traditional dishes and customs. The dishes have significance in the Chinese culture and represent overall good health, strong families and wealth in the New Year.

When: 5-10 p.m.

Where: Lee Lee’s Hot Kitchen, 218 President St., downtown Charleston

Price: Varies per dish

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What: Celebrate the launch of Tolerance, a ginger cinnamon whiskey liqueur, at the Tolerance Cocktail Competition. Watch and cheer on four local bartenders as they go head-to-head at The Tolerance Cocktail Competition. The bartender with the winning cocktail featuring Tolerance not only wins bragging rights, but a cash prize. There will also be light appetizers. Proceeds benefit the Green Heart Project.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Charleston Distilling Co., 501 King St., downtown Charleston

Price: $10 plus tax and processing fees

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