Put on by the Terrace Theatre, the fourth annual Charleston Film Festival is all about emphasizing “the talent of the Southeast’s best filmmakers.” From short films to animation, documentaries to feature-length films, the four-day festival has something for everyone. A few of the films included in the schedule are “A Late Quartet,” “Rust and Bone,” “Chasing Ice,” “Emperor” and the selection of Academy Award Shorts: Animation and Live Action. The festival has a tradition of keeping local and state ties, so the event works in coordination with The Greater Park Circle Film Society, The Indie Grits Festival in Columbia, The Art Institute of Charleston, The Charleston Jewish Federation and the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Where: Terrace Theatre, 1956 Maybank Highway
Price: $10 per show; $77 festival pass allows entrance to all shows
This inaugural storytelling festival will bring together some of the best in the nation and locally. Featuring everything from folk tales to ghost tales, there will be numerous performances that are all about inspiring, amusing and delighting the audience with stories that reminisce on childhood. On Saturday, there will be multiple concurrent performances scheduled, including special programs specifically designed for the whole family.
When: 6-10 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday
Where: Wragg Square, 342 Meeting St.
For more info: 805-6930 or www.ccpl.org/charlestontells Taste of Black Charleston
This second-year event will feature a fun-filled evening of culinary delights and tasty libations served by some of the finest caterers, chefs and restaurants in the area. The upscale event will feature chef Daniel Thomas and live entertainment by violinist Daniel D, saxophonist Davone Gary, singer and guitarist Faith Cyn, and the Horizon Band. Hosted by Jack and Jill of Greater Charleston, the event is co-sponsored by Ciroc and Crown Royal Black. The event serves as a fundraising initiative for a local charity.
When: 7-10:30 p.m. Friday
Where: S.C. Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf
For more info: tinyurl.com/bs43bgu
Brad and Jennifer Moranz, the folks that bring Broadway to the folks of Charleston, are presenting a new show called “You’re The One That I Want.” The show will feature some of the best songs of the ’50s including “Rock Around the Clock,” “Summertime Blues,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Tutti Frutti,” “All Shook Up” and more. And if you’re feeling so inclined, “Grease” your hair back and put on your Blue Suede Shoes for this rock ’n’ roll review.
When: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.
For more info: www.bradandjennifermoranz.com
This 14th annual trade show will feature exhibitors and vendors from minority-owned businesses and large corporations, along with seminars, entertainment and food. The Gospel Best Showcase will be hosted by BET’s Bobby Jones and will feature Alexis Spight of “Sunday’s Best” as a judge. The event will also feature appearances by Gamecocks football star Marcus Lattimore and Paul Carrick Brunson of the OWN network, and performances by OMG Girlz and R&B sensation Avant.
When: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. a.m. Saturday
Where: North Charleston Convention Center, 5055 International Blvd.
For more info: tinyurl.com/7yx342t
Girls Rock Charleston is a nonprofit organization that empowers girls through music education, DIY media and creative collaboration. Find out what’s on the agenda for 2013 at this event, which will act as the group’s first fundraiser of the year. Slated to perform are Shirlette Ammons, Sookee and Southern Femisphere. There will also be a raffle featuring a new T-shirt design. This event is for ages 21 and older.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday-1 a.m. Sunday
Where: Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Road
Price: $5-$10 at the door
For more info: www.girlsrockcharleston.org
This black-tie optional event is led by chef Robert Carter of Carter’s Kitchen and will feature nearly 30 of the area’s top chefs dishing out both sweet and savory bites. Meet some of the Lowcountry’s celebrity chefs as they serve up their signature dishes and indulge in a hosted bar with live big band music from the Ray Michaels Band. This 14th annual event is held in collaboration with the Lowcountry Food Bank and benefits the Kids Cafe and BackPack Buddies.
When: 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: Grand Ballroom at the Embassy Suites North Charleston, 5055 International Blvd.
For more info: 747-1882 or www.lowcountryfoodbanck.org/chefs-feast