This week in the arts

Robert Smalls What: The Charleston Museum hosts the traveling exhibit “The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls.” Coordinated by the South Carolina Museum, the exhibit was curated by Dr. Helen Boulware Moore with research done by Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney.

When: On view through June 19 Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Museum admission varies More Info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org

City Gallery What: “Inspirations: Photographs of the Lowcountry” by Lyn Calahorrano, on loan from the S.C. State Museum Traveling Exhibition Program, features places and faces of South Carolina's Lowcountry through the lens of photographer Lyn Calahorrano.

When: On view through April 30 Where: North Charleston City Gallery (within Charleston Area Convention Center), 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: Free admission/free parking

More Info: 740-5854 or http://bit.ly/culturalarts

Charleston Couture What: The Charleston Museum presents an original exhibition, “Charleston Couture,” in its Historic Textiles Gallery. The exhibit showcases more than 50 of the Lowcountry's finest garments and accessories from the 1770s to the 1970s.

When: On view through Nov. 4 Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Free with general admission

More Info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org

Chorus Rehearsal What: The Charleston Men's Chorus rehearses weekly. New members are welcome and should call ahead to schedule an audition.

When: 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays Where: St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 142 Church St.

More Info: 720-8505 or www.cmchorus.com

Film Festival What: Presented by Charliewood Pictures, the fifth annual Charleston International Film Festival will be showcasing at the Sottile Theatre and Cinebarre.

When: 3 p.m.-midnight April 12-13; 10 a.m.-midnight April 14; 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 www.CharlestonIFF.com

Student exhibition What: The Film, Media and Visual Arts division of Trident Technical College is holding the spring Student Exhibition/Information Night.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 12 Where: Trident Technical College Building 920, 7000 Rivers Ave.

Price: Free More info: 574-6852 or www.tridenttech.edu/create.htm

The Sound Of Charleston What: Experience music of Charleston's past, from gospel to Gershwin, Civil War and light classics.

When: 7 p.m. April 12 Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St.

Price: Adults $28, seniors $25, students $16, children 12 and under free

More Info: 270-4903 or www.soundofcharleston.com

CSU concert What: The CSU Symphonic band, with conductor Nicholas Holland, will feature music of both a serious and humorous nature, including “Strange Humors” by John Mackey, “Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion” by P.D.Q. Bach and “Shortcut Home” by Dana Wilson. The concert also features the CSU Percussion Ensemble conducted by Michael Haldeman.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 12 Where: Charleston Southern University Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, 9200 University Blvd.

Price: Free More Info: 863-7966 or www.charlestonsouthern.edu

‘Catholic School Girls' What: Presented by the Crabpot Players, this satire of Catholic school life in the 1960s uses four actresses to play the nuns and the first through eighth-grade girls at St. George's School in Yonkers.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 12-14, 19-21, 26-28

Where: Pure Theatre, 477 King St.

Price: $15 (students and seniors), $18 (general admission)

More Info: 410-8886 or www.crabpotplayers.com

‘Greater Tuna' What: Midtown/Sheri Grace Productions presents this two-man comedic satire about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.

When: 8 p.m. April 12-14, 19-21; 3 p.m. April 15

Where: Charleston Acting Studio, 915 Folly Road

Price: $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 students

More Info: 795-2223 or www.midtownproductions.org

Gallery & Sale What: A wide range of pieces, including paintings, prints, sculpture, fine crafts, jewelry, fiber art and more, will be available for sale.

When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 26

Where: The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave.

Price: Free admission/free parking

More Info: 740-5854 or http://bit.ly/culturalarts

What: Nightmares, paper cuts and black cats are bad enough. But add to all that the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, an invasion by the Soviet army and Godzilla eat- ing Las Vegas, and you have the most unlucky Friday the 13th ever. The CSU Wind Ensemble presents a special concert that is not to be missed.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 13 Where: Charleston Southern University Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, 9200 University Blvd.

Price: Free More Info: 896-7966 or www.charlestonsouthern.edu

CSO Pops What: A fun-filled night with the exhilarating movie music of John Williams, featuring popu- lar music from “Star Wars,” In- diana Jones, “Harry Potter” and more. Morihiko Nakahara will conduct.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 14 Where: Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St.

Price: $25-$65, $10 for students

More Info: 723-7528 or www.charlestonsymphony.org

‘Letters To Sala' What: Based on the book “Sala's Gift” by Ann Kirschner, this play, written by Arlene Hutton, centers around a 16-year-old girl and her survivaep hope alive, she writes to friends and family and secretly saves the hundreds of letters. Fifty years later, she shares them with her daughter.

When: 8 p.m. April 14, 3 p.m. April 15, 7:30 p.m. April 16-19

Where: Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 St. Philip St.

Price: $15 general admission, $10 faculty/staff/students and seniors

More Info: 953-6306 or http://sota.cofc.edu

Palmetto Vocal Project What: The Palmetto Vocal Project presents its Spring Show and A Cappella Gathering. Guest artists include Vigilantes, 2011 Collegiate Barbershop Quartet Contest Silver Medalists, the College of Charleston Chucktown Trippintones, the Southern Harmony Chorus women’s ensemble, the Charleston Barbershop Chorus, the Vintage Four Quartet and many more.