Film Festival What: Presented by Charliewood Pictures, the fifth annual Charleston International Film Festival will be showcasing at the Sottile Theatre and Cinebarre. When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. April 15 Where: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.; Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Price: $5-$99 More Info: 817-1617 or

Annual Tea What: The Summerville Community Orchestra Guild's annual tea features the theme “April in Paris.” The event will feature a French market and silent auction in addition to the tea service, during which French music selections will be played by members of the orchestra. All proceeds benefit the Summerville Community Orchestra. When: 1:30 p.m. April 15 Where: Linwood Bed and Breakfast, 200 S. Palmetto St. Price: $25 More Info: 224-4133 or 873-5339 or

CSO Brass Quintet What: This brass quintet program will feature Charleston Symphony Orchestra musicians Michael Smith, principal trumpet; Brandon Nichols, principal horn; William Zehfuss, principal trombone; and Tom Joyce, principal bass trombone. When: 4 p.m. April 15 Where: St. Benedict Catholic Church, 950 Darrell Creek Trail Price: $15 More Info: 723-7528 or

Free Screening What: Three screenings of “Forks Over Knives.” The first 50 guests of each screening receive a gift bag provided by Whole Foods and Stella Nova. There will be tastings, door prizes, a raffle and expert speakers after each screening. This event is hosted by The Trip Page Education Initiative committed to growing aware, responsible and giving individuals. When: 11 a.m., 5 and 7:30 p.m. April 16 Where: The Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Highway Price: Free More Info: 469-2835 or on Facebook at Forks Over Knives Charleston

Auditions What: Storytree Theatre, in conjunction with Midtown/Sheri Grace Productions, announces auditions for “Wiley and the Hairy Man.” When: 7-9 p.m. April 16 and 17 Where: Charleston Acting Studio, 915 Folly Road More info: 795-2223 or 557-1163 or

C of C Orchestra What: The College of Charleston Monday Night Concert Series features the university's orchestra. When: 8 p.m. Where: Albert Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. Price: $10 at the door, C of C students free More Info: 953-5927 or>

Sound of Charleston What: Experience music of Charleston's past, from gospel to Gershwin, Civil War and light classics. When: 7 p.m. April 19 Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. Price: Adults $28, seniors $25, students $16, children 12 and under free More Info: 270-4903 or

Herb Parker What: Herb Parker has been an associate professor of fine arts at the College of Charleston for six years. The lecture will be followed by a reception. When: 6 p.m. April 19 Where: Albert Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. Price: Free More Info: 953-4422 or

‘God of Carnage' What: “God of Carnage” is the story of two married couples who meet to sort out a playground fight between their two sons. When: 8 p.m. April 19-21, April 27-28, May 3-5; 5 p.m. April 22, 29 Where: The Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman Blvd. Price: $27 for adults, $25 for seniors $20 for students More Info: 856-1579 or

Wide Angle Lunch What: Robert Hicks, cult author of New York Times bestsellers “The Widow of the South” and “A Separate Country,” will host this Wide Angle Lunch. He will speak on “The Power of Fiction in Preserving History.” When: 12:30-1:30 p.m. April 20 Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Price: $20-$25 More Info: 888-718-4253 or

Author Luncheon What: Blue Bicycle Books welcomes author Katie Crouch for the store's first author luncheon of 2012. Crouch is the author of two Charleston novels, “Girls in Trucks” and “Men and Dogs,” and last year came out with “The Magnolia League,” the first in a young adult trilogy set in Savannah. When: 2 p.m. April 20 Where: Osteria La Bottiglia, 420 King St. Price: $25 includes lunch, talk and book signing More Info: 722-2666 or

New Music Collective What: The New Music Collective continues its celebration of the 2012 John Cage Centennial with a concert of selections from Cage's 44 Harmonies From Apartment House 1776 as arranged by Jason Brogan, Sam Sfirri, and Ron Wiltrout for the NMC Chamber Ensemble. When: 7 p.m. April 20 Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Price: $25 More Info: 888-718-4253 or

Choral Pop What: The CSU Choral Ensembles Bel Canto, Concert Singers and Singing Buccaneers present Pop selections from The Beatles to ABBA and Coldplay in the style of the popular show “Sing Off.” When: 7:30-9 p.m. April 20 Where: Charleston Southern University Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, 9200 University Blvd. Price: Donations accepted More Info: 863-7966 or

Contra Dance What: No partner needed. Wear something comfortable that you can run and jump in. The band is Shady Groove and the caller is Kenny Greer. Sponsored by Charleston Folk. When: 7:30-10:30 p.m. April 20 Where: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St. Price: $8 More Info: 364-1976 or

Book Signing What: Herb Frazier has written “Behind God's Back: Gullah Memories of Cainhoy, Huger, Wando, St. Thomas Island and Daniel Island,” regions whose deep African-American heritage and Gullah culture is at risk of being lost amid today's widespread development. When: 4-7 p.m. April 21 Where: Studio PS/ Gullah Theatre, 10 Conroy St. Price: Free entry More Info: 727-4777

Seasonal Fashions What: The Historic Textile Gallery will feature a rotating exhibit of Seasonal Fashions. Get ready for summer and a change to beachwear, perfect for a romp in the surf or a stroll down the boardwalk. Some early bathing suits might surprise even the most ardent beachgoers. When: April 21-Aug. 26 Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Price: Free with general admission More Info: 722-2996, ext. 235, or

Symphony Under Stars What: Outdoor concert features the Charleston Community Band and the Stratford High School Wind Ensemble. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Coolers permitted. No pets. Food venders available. When: 7-9 p.m. April 21 Where: Goose Creek Municipal Center, 519 N. Goose Creek Blvd. Price: Free More Info: 569-4242 or

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