Things to Do Wednesday May 20, 2015

File/Casey Toth Bike on the 'Ride of Silence' today to pay tribute to those who have died or been injured in biking accidents.

What: This rescheduled Wine Down Wednesday event will feature wine, hors doeuvres and live music from Matt Alvanos. The admission fee covers food and drinks and a commemorative stemless wine glass.

When: 5-7 p.m.

Where: Old Towne Creek, 1447 Old Towne Road, Charleston

Price: $20

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What: Hear about the early days of Africans in America with a focus on South Carolina up to the Revolutionary War, including the slave psychology, rice culture, The Stono Rebellion and the Black Loyalists during the American Revolution. This course is part of the Black History of South Carolina Series.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Trident Technical College, Main Campus, 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston

Price: $25

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What: Join the Old Village Post House for a special wine dinner dedicated to Carolina Gold Rice. Chef Forrest Parker will present a five-course menu with wine pairings featuring this grain and demonstrating the place it holds in Lowcountry history and culinary tradition.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Old Village Post House, 101 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant

Price: $70

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What: Join hundreds of local cyclists for the Charleston version of this global event, a police-escorted silent tribute ride for those killed or injured on bicycles.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Starts in North Parking Lot, Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Drive, Charleston

Price: Free

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What: Winemaker Pete Seghesio, producer of Italian reds, whites and zinfandels from Sonoma, will discuss the history of the winery and the wines, which will be specially paired with the menu.

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Aya Cookhouse, 915 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: $70

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What: Experience the musical sounds that help define Charleston’s history including gospel, Geshwin, Civil War, jazz and light classics in this 75 minute concert.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St., Charleston

Price: $28 for adults; $26 for seniors over 62; $16 for student; Free for children 12 and under

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What: This 22-member choir consists of children ages 8-16 who are all from the Royal School and Orphanage in Uganda, Africa. During the 90-minute concert, the Ugandan Thunder will sing worship songs in both African and American styles. The concert is packed with high-energy music, dancing, drumming and a lot of audience interaction. The tour is sponsored by Pennies for Posho, a nonprofit Christian ministry that provides food, clothing, shelter, and clean water to more than 5,000 children in Uganda.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 West 3rd St., Summerville

Price: Free

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What: As part of the Charleston Music Hall Film Series, the venue will screen “Who Is Gil Scott-Heron?,” a new film by BAFTA-nominated film-makers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. In 2010, Gil Scott-Heron made his first album in 16 years. He died the following year leaving behind a body of work that has influenced writers, academics and musicians. The film is a portrait through the eyes of Gils friends, family and the musicians he played with.

When: 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. film

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

Price: $10 day-of-show

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