ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA for 1/18 – 2/7/2017

    While outside of the Columbia area, there are many special events worth attending. There are many fun shows and concerts such as “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash”, “Seussical”, and “The Book of Mormon”. There are also a few special events such as the Monster jam and Shen Yun. Every week there are fun events that you can continue to attend throughout the month such as a night of music at Music on Main, or a stroll through tons of beautiful art work at the Art Walk.

    UPSTATE:

     

    Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays –  Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of South Carolina at the Hagood Mill State Historic Site in Pickens.  Come see these historical markings open to the public on these days.  For more information call (864) 898-2936.

     

    Thursdays Through July –  Music on Main at Morgan Square in Spartanburg.  Enjoy some after work entertainment and fun.  For more information call (864) 596-2026 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/music-on-main.

     

    Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg.  For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit http://spartanburgartwalk.com/.

     

    Fridays –  Bluegrass Jam Session at 5301 Dacusville Highway in Pumpkintown.  For more information call (864) 898-3815 or visit http://www.drbanjo.com/classes/2012-03-gilbert-nelson-pumpkintown.php.

     

    Third Fridays – Contra Dancing at the First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg.  Enjoy an evening of dancing and learning a variety of cultural dances.  For more information call (864) 308-1337 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Spartanburg-Contra-Dancers-493231910812229/.

    Second Saturdays –  House Concerts at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Milling, Music, and Memories at the Hagood Mills Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Sundays –  Sundays Unplugged at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  Relax, unwind, and unplug while enjoying the galleries and live entertainment.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.

     

    Through February 11 –  “Wake Up Brother Bear” at the South Carolina Children’s Theater in Greenville.  This great interactive production is great for the little ones!  For more information call (864) 235-2885 or visit https://scchildrenstheatre.org/shop/wake-up-brother-bear/.

    Through September 10 –  “Wyeth Dynasty”  at the Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville.  Known as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, you’ll have a chance to view some of his best works of art.  For more information call (864) 271-7570 or visit http://gcma.org/andrew-wyeth/.

    January 19 –  “Julian Bliss” at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  Come out and hear one of the world’s most amazing clarinet performers.  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=672706.

    January 19 – February 11 –  “Jukebox Heros” at the Center Stage Theater in Greenville.  This annual hit rock show will bring back songs you’d forgotten about and have you dancing in your seat!  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit http://centrestage.org/jukebox-heroes/.

     

    January 20 –  “Music from Many Lands” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  This amazing concert performed by the Young Artist Orchestra and the Philharmonic will dazzle and amaze you!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/music-from-many-lands-young-artist-orchestra-and-the-philharmonic.

    January 20 – 22 –  “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  This unique musical is about the life of Johnny Cash and will include over two dozen of his songs.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e312/&DateOfEvent=01/14/2017.

    January 20 – 22 –  South Carolina International Auto Show at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  This is your chance to see some of the coolest cars on the planet, as well as check out some of the new cars on the 2017 market!  For more information call (404) 502-6755 or visit http://southcarolinaautoshow.com/.

    January 21 –  Ringing in the New Year at the Haygood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  Come check out a new group of deep country bluegrass artists, The Drovers Old Time Medicine Show, dredged up from the upcountry mountains of South Carolina, and Three Creeks Over, a bluegrass/gospel group of multitalented musicians, as well as enjoying folk life and traditional arts demonstrations. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://visitpickenscounty.com/event/1633/ringing-in-the-new-year/.

    January 21 –  Run Downtown 5K Road Race on Main Street in downtown Greenville.  Runners, walkers, and families are invited to participate and there will also be a kid’s fun run will be included.  For more information visit http://rundowntown5k.com/,

    January 21 –  Winter Bluegrass Jubilee at the Pickens High School Auditorium.  Included in this event is The Lonesome River Band and Hinson Girls and bring your own instrument for use in workshops and jamming.  For more information call (864) 878-4257 or visit http://www.yamupstate.com/2017-winter-bluegrass-jubilee-home.html.

    January 22 –  Cheersport at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Come out and watch the amazing athletics of these cheerleading groups.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit https://www.cheersport.net/columbia.

    January 24 – February 8 –  “Memories of the Game” at the Center Stage Theater in Greenville.  An amazing story of an African American family and their struggle with the father’s progressive Alzheimer’s, while the remaining family members deal with their own challenges.  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit http://centrestage.org/memories-of-the-game/.

    January 25 –  National Geographic Live! The Human Journey – A Genetic Odyssey at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  Kids from ages 7 – 12 can learn how DNA is used to track their lineage back thousands of years.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/national-geographic-speaker-spencer-wells-the-human-journey-a-genetic-odyssey.

    January 26 –  “Beach Boys” at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  If you miss them in Columbia, here’s another chance to see this amazing band!  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit http://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/179/The+Beach+Boys.

    January 27 –  Carolina Songwriter Series at the Liberty Civic Auditorium in Liberty.  Artists performing will be Shane Minor, Dave Fenley, and Gary Hannan.  For more information call (864) 898-5963 or visit http://www.libertycivicauditorium.com/event/carolina-songwriter-series-presented-bmi-january-27th-730pm/.

    January 27 – 28 –  “Wiesenthal” at the Rodeheaver Auditorium at Bob Jones University in Greenville.  Learn about this amazing man who devoted his life to bringing Nazi war criminals to justice for their crimes.  For more information call (864) 242-5100 or visit http://www.bju.edu/events/fine-arts/concert-opera-drama/wiesenthal.php.

    January 27 – 28 –  Monster Jam at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  If you haven’t seen them yet, here’s your chance!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/monster-jam.

    January 27 – February 5 – “Nunsense” at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley.  This story of the crazy antics of 5 nuns will have you laughing until you cry!  For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit http://www.fhplayhouse.com/wordpress/production/nunsense/.

    January 27 – February 5 –  “Charlotte’s Web” at the Gunter Theater.   This wonderful story about a pig and a spider will come alive before your eyes!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/charlottes-web.

    January 28 –  “Natural Wonder: A Stevie Wonder Tribute” at the Younts Theater for the Performing Arts in Fountain Inn.  Experience the wonderful music of this legendary iconic musician.  For more information call (864) 409-1050 or visit https://www.yountscenter.org/visiting-artist-series.

    January 28 –  So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off  at the Country Club of Spartanburg.  Come out and sample the different team’s creations and vote for your favorite, with all proceeds to benefit the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.  For more information call (864) 577-7583 or visit http://walkerfdn.org/so-you-think-you-can-cook-chili-cook-off-2/.

    January 28 –  Wedding Festivals Bridal Show at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  Here’s your chance to get everything you need for that very special day, to include florists, photographers, wedding planners, invitations, and more!  For more information call (864) 235-5555 or visit https://secure.exposites.com/weddingfestivals.com/show.html?show.id=4962.

    January 28 –  Winter Walk at Mountain Lake at Paris Mountain State Park in Greenville.  You’ll enjoy a Ranger led moderate to strenuous 2 hour walk through the woods in search of animals and birds, and whatever amazing things might present themselves on this excursion.  For more information call (864) 244-5565 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003607.

    January 28 – 29 –  In the Company of Great Romantics at the Peace Center in Greenville.  Enjoy an evening with some of the most romantic music created as presented by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/in-the-company-of-great-romantics.

    the-book-of-mormonJanuary 31 – February 5 – “The Book of Mormon” at the Peace Center in Greenville.  Winner of 9 Tony Awards, this musical is one you absolutely have to see!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-book-of-mormon-1.

    February 2 – 5 –  Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus: Circus XTREME at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Ending 146 years of performances in May, this is one of your last chances to see them!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/ringling-bros-and-barnum-bailey-circus.

    February 3 –  “Seussical” at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  Enjoy all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, stories, and songs!  For more information call (864) 6576-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=672717.

    February 3 –  “Merlin’s Dream: The Final Chapter” at the Younts Center for the Performing Arts in Fountain Inn.  This is the last installment of the FIREside Radio King Arthur Trilogy.  For more information call (864) 409-1050 or visit https://www.yountscenter.org/fireside-radio.

    February 3 – 5 – Eleanor Roosevelt Chautauqua History Alive Show at Wade Hampton High School in Greenville.  Meet one of the most influential women in history in this real life portrayal.  For more information call (864) 244-1499 or visit http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/.

    February 4 –  Sweetheart Charity Ball  in Greenville.  Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing to benefit the homebound of Greenville County. For more information call (864) 233-6565 or visit http://mealsonwheelsgreenville.org/sweetheart-charity-ball.aspx.

    February 8 –  “Bon Jovi: This House Is Not For Sale” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  This Grammy award winning iconic rock band is guaranteed to put on a tremendous show!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/bon-jovi.

     

    MIDLANDS:

    Second Mondays –  Family Climb Night at the Northside Recreation Center in Rock Hill.  Bring the family and challenge yourself by climbing the rock wall.  For more information call (803) 329-5633 or visit http://www.visitrockhillsc.com/events/northside-recreation-center-family-climb-nights-2015-12-14/.

     

    Fourth Saturdays –  Bluegrass Series at Haynes Auditorium in Batesburg-Leesville.  Add a little Bluegrass music to your month.  For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

     

    Fourth Saturdays –  Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum in Aiken.  Join these musicians or just enjoy the music, but be sure to stop by and be entertained by these mountain instruments and those who enjoy playing them.  For more information call (803) 293-7846 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/the_mountain_dulcimers_of_aiken.

     

    Saturdays –  Hour Long Historic Train Ride at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  Ride an old passenger train from the dining car, a passenger car, or even the caboose. For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/welcomepage.html.

    Saturdays weather permitting –  Aiken Trolley Tours at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum.  Explore Aiken’s charm, grace, and elegance with one of these two hour tours.  For more information call (803) 644-1907 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/aiken_historic_tour.

    Through January 28 –  “A Few Good Men” at the Aiken Community Playhouse in Aiken.  This amazing Broadway hit about two marines charged with killing a fellow marine will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.  For more information call (803) 648-1348 or visit http://aikenplayhouse.us/shows/2016-2017-season/.

    Through February 25 –  “Samson: The Last Judge” at the Narroway Theater in Fort Mills.  You will be amazed at this wonderful and entertaining theatrical presentation.  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/samson.

    Through February 26, 2017 –  “Wild Fabrications” and “Nature’s Tapestries” at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Enjoy stitched creations of textile artists from around the world, as well as quilted masterpieces by Rock Hills own Dottie Moore who has blended her love of quilting with her love of nature.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2090/.

    Through February 28 –  “By Way of the Back Door” at Historic Brattonsville.  Learn what life was like for the enslaved at Brattonsville during the 18th and 19th Centuries.  For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2155/.

    Through April 9 –  “Birds in Art” at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Art lovers and bird lovers will both enjoy this amazing collection of 60 pieces from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/exhibits-myco/.

    January 19 –  “An Evening with Danny Kaye” at the Etherredge Center in Aiken.  Brian Childers has received several awards for his ability to bring to life the memory of Danny Kaye, one of Americans most favorite and amazing actors and performers as we are blessed to have him come to South Carolina!  For more information call (803) 641-3305 or visit http://etherredge.usca.edu/an-evening-with-danny-kay/2017-01-19-19-30.

    January 20 –  “The Letterman” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This all-time favorite group has come to amaze you with their dreamy vocals and take you back with their letterman sweaters.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-lettermen.

    January 21 –  FAC Gala and Auction at the Springdale Hall Club in Camden.  This event to raise funds for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will provide an evening of cocktails, scrumptious food, as well as silent and live auctions.  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2017/01/21/auction2017/.

    January 21 –  “Gemini” at the Sylvia Theater in York.  This comedian, ventriloquist, and magician will enthrall everyone in the family, and there is even a special early performance just for the kids!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/.

    January 21 –  Midlands Women’s Expo at the Sumter County Civic Center in Sumter.  There will be over 70 local businesses, crafters, direct sellers, and non-profits available for you to chat with and each vendor will have a door prize to give away at this event.  For more information call (803) 436-2270 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1360021984016698/.

    January 21 –  “The Barefoot Movement” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  This 2014 Bluegrass Associations “Band of the Year” is guaranteed to provide you with a great evening of fun entertainment!  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/the-sumter-opera-house-presents-the-barefoot-movement-2017-01-21.

    January 25 –  “Decoda Cello Quartet” with special guest “Winkie Goodwin” piano at the Kershaw Fine Arts Center in Camden.  Experience an amazing evening of fantastic musical performances!  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2017/01/25/claire2017/.

    January 27 –  Balsam Range at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Enjoy an evening of great bluegrass music from this amazing western North Carolina band.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=balsam-range.

    January 28 –  “Fiber Imaginations” with Dottie Moore at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Meet this local artist, get a personal tour of her exhibit, and then create your own fiber art in her facilitated workshop. For more information call (803) 981-9182 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2149/.

    January 28 –   “Ride the Lightning Metallica Tribute” at the Newberry Opera House.  For those who like the original band, you won’t be surprised by this band who prides themselves on being faithful to the band’s music.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=ride-the-lightning-metallica-tribute.

    January 29 –  Super Game Day at the Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill.  Wear your favorite team’s colors and participate in preschool games and activities throughout the museum.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2124/.

    January 29 –  “The Tams”  at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  One of America’s all-time favorite beach bands will provide you with a fun evening of entertainment!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-tams.

    February 1 –  “Janet’s Planet” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This event for the whole family will use multimedia to take you on a tour of the solar system.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=janet-s-planet.

    February 2 –  “The Stylistics” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This 1970’s R&B group will take you back in time with their amazing music!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-stylistics.

    February 2 – 3 –  “Kevin Levigne: The Road to Carnegie Hall”  at the AECOM Theater in Aiken.  You will not be disappointed by this amazing singers beautiful tenor voice. For more information call (803) 648-1348 or visit http://www.apagonline.org/seasons/2016-2017/kenlavigne.html.

    February 2 – 5 –  Antiques in the Heart of Aiken at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  Dealers from all over the southeast will bring their wares for you to view and purchase, with lectures and other special events included in this event.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/antiques-in-the-heart-of-aiken/.

    February 3 –  “The Little Red Hen” at the NarroWay Theater in Fort Mill.  This is an educational, entertaining, and interactive production just for the kids!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/childrens-shows/red-hen.

    the-pitchforks-of-duke-universityFebruary 3 –  “The Pitchforks of Duke University” at the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center in Camden.  This all male acapella group sold out last year, so get your tickets now!  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2017/02/03/pitchforks2017/.

    February 3 – 4 –  “Jewel of the Stars” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This ballet is an original story about a girl who joins a fallen star on a worldly adventure.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=jewel-of-the-stars-february-3-2017.

    February 4 –  Civil War Lecture Series and Battlefield Tour at Rivers Bridge Park in Ehrhardt.  For more information call (803) 267-3675 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/riversbridge/riversbridge-programs.aspx.

    February 4 –  “Pam Tillis” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Enjoy an evening filled with country music by this amazing two time Grammy award winning singer.  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/the-sumter-opera-house-presents-pam-tillis-2017-02-04.

    February 5 –  “Richard Smith” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This guitar virtuoso will play everything from Back to Chet Atkins.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=richard-smith.

     

    LOWCOUNTRY:

    Daily –  “Day in the Life of a Sailor” at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston.  Board the 17th Century sailing ketch and learn about the trade and travel of that period.  For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003481.

     

    Daily –  History Tours at the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon in Charleston.  Learn about the history of the Old Exchange, which presents an array of relics from the Civil and Revolutionary Wars, as well as a fun tour of the Provost Dungeon while hearing stories of pirates and patriots.  For more information call (888) 763-0448 or visit http://oldexchange.org/planavisit/.

     

    Mondays –  Coastal Kayaking at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet.  Enjoy some salt water kayaking on the marsh of this beautiful State Park.  For more information call (843) 235-8755 or visit http://www.sout hcarolinaparks.com/products/10002638.

     

    Tuesdays and Thursdays – Saturdays  –  Bulls Island Ferry Service and Eco Tour, starting at Garris Landing in Awendaw.  Bulls Island is part of the Cape Romaine National Wildlife Refuge and can only be accessed by boat or by ferry.  For more information call (843) 881-4582 or visit http://www.bullsislandferry.com/.

     

    Tuesdays through Sundays –  Guided Tours at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site on James Island.  Enjoy a tour of the last of 17 antebellum plantations on James Island.   For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1447/McLeod-Plantation-Historic-Site.

     

    Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays –  Myrtle’s Market at Mr. Joe White Avenue at Oak Street in Myrtle Beach.  This local market is the place to get fresh produce for your vacation.  For more information call (843) 918-4906 or visit http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/market.html.

     

    Thursdays –  “The Civil War Era” at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  Learn a little about Hilton Head’s part in the history of the Civil War.  For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-learn/site-tours-programs/.

     

    Fridays thru Tuesdays –  Guided House Tours at Hampton Plantation  State Historic Site in McClellanville.  Learn about the prominent Colonial families that lived in the home and about the construction of the homes of that period.  For more information call (843) 546-9361 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002645.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Craft Show at the Bi-Lo Palmetto Pavilion in Mount Pleasant.  Event includes crafts by local artisans.  For more information call (843) 884-0163 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ECCG3rdSaturdays.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Cannon Firings at Charles Towne Landing in Charleston.  Come experience the firing of a 17th century cannon.  For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/files/State%20Parks%20Files/CTL/CTL_3Sat_Cannon.pdf.

     

    Saturdays –  Honey Horn Nature Walk at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy a tour of some of the natural areas, as well as the gardens, at this beautiful site.  For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/event-registration/?ee=3398.

     

    Saturdays –  Snakes and Reptiles at Huntington Beach State Park  in Murrells Inlet.  Learn about these secretive animals while learning about their benefit in nature.  You’ll even get the chance to touch one of these fascinating creatures.  For more information call (843) 237-4440 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002642.

     

    Tuesday through Sunday –  Guided Tours of the McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston.  This is a 60 acre plantation with one of the best intact examples of slaves quarters.  For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit http://www.mcleodplantation.org/.

    Through January 18 –  “Shen Yun” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Take a journey through 5000 years of Chinese culture in this amazing presentation.  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit http://www.gaillardcenter.com/buy-tickets/32f1d9ab-eb58-e611-80d9-a0d3c1fbbce7/shen-yun.html.

    Through February 28 –  Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration at various locations around Hilton Head Island.  Learn about the Gullah culture through music, art, dance, food, and more!  For more information call (843) 255-7304 or visit http://gullahcelebration.com/.

    January 18 –  Holland Lifelong Learning “Branch Out: Shark and Ray Evolution” at the College of Charleston at Harbor Walk in Charleston.  Learn what sharks and rays have in common, which is more than you think, at this informative presentation.  For more information call (843) 577-3474 or visit http://www.scaquarium.org/lifelonglearning/.

    January 18 – 21 –  Charleston Comedy Festival at a variety of locations throughout Charleston.  You’ll get the chance to see such comedians as Hannibal Buress and Jim Breuer, so don’t miss out on this chance to bring some laughter into your life!  For more information call (843) 953-6340 or visit http://www.charlestoncomedyfestival.com/.

    January 19 –  “Hello Pops!” A Tribute to Louis Armstrong with Wycliffe Gordon Quintet at the East Beach Conference Center on Kiawah Island.  This trombonist/composer will present a variety of songs by the great Louis Armstrong. For more information call (843) 768-9166 or visit http://kiawahisland.org/special-events.

    January 19 –  “Michael Carbonaro Live” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  You will be totally amazed by this fantastic illusionist!  For more information call (843) 579-6452 or visit http://www.gaillardcenter.com/buy-tickets/5527cb6a-c397-e611-80da-a0d3c1fbbce7/michael-carbonaro.html.

    January 20 –  The Art of Mixology at the Black Creek Arts Council in Hartsville.  The best mixologists in the area will compete with attendees getting a chance to cast their vote.  For more information call (843) 332-6234 or visit http://www.blackcreekarts.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70:art-mixology&catid=2:event-descriptions&Itemid=3.

    January 20 – 22 –  Charleston Jazz Festival at a variety of locations throughout Charleston.  It’s that time of year again and there is another amazing line-up, to include “The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6” and “Matt White and the Super Villain Jazz Band”. For more information call (843) 641-0011 or visit http://chasjazzfestival.com/.

    January 20 – February 4 –  “Suddenly Last Summer” at the Footlight Players Theatre in Charleston.  One of Tennessee Williams most haunting pieces, this story about a man who was murdered and his cousin who witnessed it ending up in a psychiatric hospital leads his mother to hide the truth she refuses to admit in order to protect their reputations.  For more information call (843) 722-4487 or visit http://footlightplayers.net/events/event/suddenly-last-summer/.

    January 20 – February 25 –  “Addicted to Love” at the 34 West Theatre in Charleston.  This musical comedy about the faculty of a high school gone footloose is filled with lots of fun and laughter!  For more information call (843) 901-9343 or visit http://www.34west.org/calendar/.

    January 21 –  Bridal Boutique at Luxury Simplified on Broad Street in Charleston.  New and gently used dresses have been donated and now brides will have the chance to search for that special dress in this high-end shopping experience.  For more information visit https://www.jlcharleston.org/junior-leagues-bridal-boutique/.

    January 21 –  “Wild Kratts Live” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  This animated, come to life event will thrill your kids and manage to even entertain you!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/wild-kratts-live.

    January 21 –  “Katt Williams” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  This comedian will provide you with an evening of fun and laughter, but beware his language is X rated!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/katt-williams.

    January 21 –  “Departure: A Tribute to Journey” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  For all you Journey fans, this show is for you and won’t disappoint!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E00516CCC685B1E&offerid=38477.

    January 21 –  “A Landscape Aflame: The Art of the American Civil War” at the Morris Heritage Center in Ridgeland.  This presentation will show you a unique perspective by leading American artists and photographers during the American Civil War. For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    January 21 – 22 –  “James and the Giant Peach” at the Dock Street Theater in Charleston.  This musical will absolutely fill your entire family with fun, joy, and laughter!   For more information call (843) 577-5967 or visit http://www.charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/the-shows/42-james-and-the-giant-peach.html.

    January 22 –  “Elvis Lives” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This multimedia show is guaranteed to lead you to believe you are at a real live Elvis concert.  For more information call (843) 579-6452 or visit http://www.gaillardcenter.com/buy-tickets/414e700e-1433-e611-80d9-a0d3c1fbbce7/elvis-lives.html.

    January 22 –  “I’m Not There” A Bob Dylan Biographical Musical Drama at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Six actors depict different aspects of Dylans persona throughout his life. For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://charlestonmusichall.com/event/im-not-there/.

    January 23 –  “Pilobolus “Shadowland” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy this amazing works which is part shadow act, part dance, part circus, and part concert. For more information call 9843) 579-6452 or visit http://www.gaillardcenter.com/buy-tickets/6649f0eb-002c-4d07-a512-79a8b3888d21/pilobolus.html.

    January 25 –  “Bill Charlap Trio” at the East Beach Conference Center on Kiawah Island.  These amazing jazz musicians will provide you with an evening of spectacular music!  For more information call (843) 768-9166 or visit http://kiawahisland.org/special-events.

    January 26 –  “Mike Allen & Friends” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. You will certainly enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment by this amazing singer/songwriter/musician.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://charlestonmusichall.com/event/mike-allen-friends/.

    January 27 –  “Beautiful Losers” at Sandcastle Community Center on Kiawah Island.  This documentary will present a series of self-made artists and designers who inadvertently impacted the art world.  For more information call (843) 768-3875 or visit http://kiawahisland.org/special-events.

    January 27 –  Charleston Live: Anfernee Robinson, Water Brown, and Benjamin Starr at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This new bi-monthly venue will present some of the area’s best bands and musicians.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://charlestonmusichall.com/event/charleston-live-anfernee-robinson-walter-brown-benjamin-starr/.

    January 27 –  A Night in the Valley Wine Dinner and Auction at Trident Technical College in North Charleston.  Help support the students and staff of this amazing college through this fun and exciting fund raising event.  For more information call (843) 574-6580 or visit http://www.tridenttech.edu/foundation/events/fd_ANIV.htm.

    January 27 –  “Bernadette Peters in Concert” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This Tony award willing actress has dazzled audiences for years and will dazzle you in this performance.  For more information call (843) 579-6452 or visit http://www.gaillardcenter.com/buy-tickets/99ae793b-e802-4c15-b297-41812d7a4e9c/an-evening-with-bernadette-peters.html.

    January 27 – 28 –  South Carolina Square and Round Dancing Convention at Springmaid Beach Resort and Convention Center in Myrtle Beach.  This will be a weekend filled with fun and dancing for the novice to the amateur.  For more information call (843) 315-7100 or visit http://www.scsquaredance.com/stateconven.html.

    charleston-boat-showJanuary 27 – 29 –  Charleston Boat Show at the Charleston Area Convention Center in Charleston.  If you’re in the market for a new boat, this is the show for you!  For more information call (843) 250-9713 or visit http://www.thecharlestonboatshow.com/.

    January 28 –  “The Terrance Young Experience” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Known as one of the most talented lead guitarists in the world, this native from Elko will dazzle you in this performance.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://charlestonmusichall.com/event/7617/.

    January 28 –  Hilton Head Snow Day at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy inflatable rides, a snow field to play in, and lots of entertainment!  For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit https://www.islandreccenter.org/community-events/snow-day.

    January 28 – March 12 –  “The Way We Worked” at the Dorchester County Archives and History Center in St. George.  This traveling Smithsonian exhibit traces how work became such a central part of American culture. For more information call (843) 563-0053 or visit http://schumanities.org/projects/the-way-we-worked/.

    January 29 –  The Great Amazing Race at West Ashley Park in Charleston.  This is a fun 1.5 mile walk/run for kids and adults alike.  For more information visit https://www.greatamazingrace.com/charleston.html.

    January 29 –  Low Country Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant.  Here’s your chance to eat your fill of oysters while enjoying a fun day filled with lots of great entertainment and activities. For more information call (843) 958-3634 or visit http://www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/lowcountry-oyster-festival/.

    January 29 –  “Simone Porter” at the Church of Our Savior on Johns Island.  You will enjoy the amazing music of these fabulous violinist.  For more information call (843) 768-9166 or visit http://kiawahisland.org/special-events.

    January 31 –  “42nd Street”  at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This musical comedy classic will bring you some of the greatest songs ever written.  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit http://www.gaillardcenter.com/buy-tickets/747b6795-1633-e611-80d9-a0d3c1fbbce7/42nd-street.html.

    February 1 –  America’s Got Talent Auditions at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center in North Charleston.  If you’ve got an amazing talent, now is your chance to see if you can make it onto this famous show! For more information call (843) 747-1882 or visit http://www.americasgottalentauditions.com/audition-cities/charleston/.

    February 1 – 2 –  “Dave Chappell” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This comedian will have you laughing from beginning to end.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://charlestonmusichall.com/event/dave-chappelle-4/.

    February 1 – 25 –  Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration at a variety of locations on Hilton Head Island.  You’ll have the chance to view works of art, hear amazing music, watch talented dancers, eat amazing foods, and so much more!  For more information call (843) 255-7304 or visit http://gullahcelebration.com/.

    February 3 – 4 –  Monster Jam at the Florence Civic Center in Florence.  If you’ve missed them locally or in other parts of the State, here’s your chance to see them, or see them again!  For more information call (843) 679-4525 or visit http://www.florenceciviccenter.com/events/detail/monster_jam2017.

    February 3 – 5 –  Lowcountry Winter Coin Show at the Ladson Exchange Park Fairgrounds in Ladson.  Dealers and collectors from all over the southeast will be on hand for you to search for that one of a kind item you’ve been looking for . . . or maybe you are looking to start a new hobby?  For more information email lowcountrycoinclub@gmail.com or visit http://www.lowcountrycoinclub.com/.

    February 4 –  Chocolate and Champagne for the Creatures at Flos Place in Murrells Inlet.  You’ll enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and buffet, all the chocolate desserts and candy you can eat, two flutes of champagne, a cash bar, silent auction, and raffles, all to benefit SC Cares.  For more information call (843) 546-7893 or visit http://sc-cares.org/?p=blank.

    February 4 –  Duke Pitchforks Benefit Concert at the Circular Congregational Church in Charleston.  This all male acapella group will entertain you with a variety of new and old music, with all proceeds to benefit HALOS.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-duke-pitchforks-concert-to-benefit-halos-tickets-30905272502?aff=es2.

    February 4 –  “1964 the Tribute” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  For all you Beatles fans, this show has been dubbed “The Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.”  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://charlestonmusichall.com/event/1964-the-tribute-2/.

    February 4 –  “A Sweet Evening” Daddy/Daughter Dance at the Poseidon Rooftop Bar on Hilton Head Island.  Girls and their favorite male figure (fathers, grandfathers, big brothers, or good friends) are invited out for a night of dancing and fun!  For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit http://www.welcometosheltercove.com/calendar-of-events/2017/2/4/a-night-under-the-stars.

    February 6 – 8 –  Judy Carmichael’s “Jazz Inspired” at the East Beach Conference Center on Kiawah Island.  This jazz pianist/violinist/radio host will perform for and converse with attendees at this amazing event on this beautiful island. For more information call (843) 768-9166 or visit http://www.jazzinspired.com/kiawah/.

    February 8 –  Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This amazing group of 14 racially diverse dance artists will absolutely amaze you with their demanding repertoire.  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit http://www.gaillardcenter.com/buy-tickets/ae3e3067-e6fd-4a3b-9d4c-a300d2d21cbf/dance-theatre-of-harlem.html.

    February 8 –  “Al Di Meola” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This musician who spans four decades and has had three gold albums, will astound you with his talent!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://charlestonmusichall.com/event/al-di-meola/.

     

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