Activities Outside of the Columbia Area January 16, 2019-February 5, 2019

    ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA

    Wednesday January 16, 2019 to February 5, 2019

     

     

    UPSTATE:

     

    Every Other Wednesday –  Music Sandwiched In at the Spartanburg County Public Library.  This is a free concert sponsored by the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra.  For more information call (864) 948-9020 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c/e113/.

     

    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.

     

    Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg.  Enjoy a self-guided tour of various galleries in downtown Spartanburg.  For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit http://spartanburgartwalk.com/.

     

    Fridays –  Starry Nights at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville.  Enjoy a planetarium show followed by a chance to view the night sky through a telescope in the Observatory if the weather permits.  For more information call (864) 355-8900 or visit https://ropermountain.org/main.asp?titleid=starrynightsnew.

     

    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.

     

    First Friday –  First Fridays at the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville.  Take a tour of the visual art galleries and venues in downtown Greenville with works to include jewelry, pottery, acrylics, watercolors, photography, and more.  For more information call (864) 467-3132 or visit http://www.firstfridaysgreenville.com/.

     

    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.  This event known as Heartstrings, includes bluegrass, gospel, and traditional roots music. 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.  This is a great day of fun making music, learning the art of blacksmithing, bowl digging, flint knapping, chair canning, moonshining, and much more!  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Sundays –  Say What Open Mic at Coffee Underground in Greenville.  Singers, poets, musicians, storytellers, comedians, and any others who wish to come out and share their talents are welcome!  For more information call (864) 298-0494 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/525128037629167/.

     

    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.

     

    Saturdays and Sundays –  Historic Building Tours at Oconee Station State Historic Site in Walhalla.  You’ll get to see a 1792 stone block house which is all that remains of a military outpost that existed during conflicts between the white settlers and the Indians, and an 1805 brick house, home of the merchant who owned the outpost. For more information call (864) 638-0079 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/oconeestation/oconeestation-programs.aspx.

     

    Through January 20, 2019 –  “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  In this Broadway musical a crafty slave is trying to find a way to freedom with the show providing you with hysterical events from beginning to end!  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e2111/&DateOfEvent=01/11/2019.

     

    Through January 20 –  “Miss Saigon” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This Broadway production tells the story of a 17-year old young lady who was forced to work in a bar in the latter days of the Vietnam War where she meets an American G.I. but are torn apart when the war ends and her search to find him again.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://tickets.peacecenter.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=19-BW-MissSaigon&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=.

     

    Through January 21, 2019 –  Ice on Main at the Village Green by City Hall in Greenville.  Bring the kids or the whole family out to enjoy beautiful downtown Greenville while enjoy a great time ice skating!  For more information visit http://www.iceonmain.com/.

     

    Through January 23 –  Writing Workshop with Derek Berry at the Huguenot Mill Conference Room in Greenville.  This workshop is for all levels of writers who get the opportunity to receive assistance from this talented writer as participants work to tell their own story through poetry.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/writing-workshop-2.

     

    Through January 23 –  Writing Workshop with Derek Berry at the Huguenot Mill Conference Room in Greenville.  This workshop is for all levels of writers who get the opportunity to receive assistance from this talented writer as participants work to tell their own story through poetry.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/writing-workshop-2.

     

    Through February 18 –  Skating on the Big Ice at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Here is a chance to skate in the big arena, so bring the kids or the entire family out for a memory creating experience!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/skating-on-the-big-ice-2.

     

    January 16 –  Peace Talks: Miss Saigon at the Huguenot Mill in Greenville.  Enjoy a talk about the inspiration, story, and individuals who brought this compelling story to the stage.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/peace-talk-miss-saigon.

     

    January 17 –  “Lysander Piano Trio” at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  Winners of multiple awards, these three extremely talented musicians will astound you!  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=1293178.

     

    January 17 – February 10 –  “Shaboom Shaboom” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  This amazing show will be filled with songs from the 50’s and 60’s and will be a great way for those of that generation to reminisce about the past and those who weren’t to learn more about it!  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/shaboom-shaboom/.

     

    January 18 – February 3 –  “Crimes of the Heart” at the Pelzer Auditorium in Pelzer.  This production is a Pulitzer Prize winning story of three eccentric southern sisters whose lives have been less than successful whose father is on his death bed with the play using humanity and humor to examine how they can escape the past to seize the future.  For more information call (864) 947-8000 or visit http://www.milltownplayers.org/shows.

     

    January 19 –  Wedding Festival at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson.  For assistance with any wedding plans, here is a chance to meet with a variety of individuals who can help make you special day perfect!  For more information visit https://secure.exposites.com/weddingfestivals.com/show.html?show.id=6917.

     

    January 19 –  Run Downtown 5K Road Race on Main Street in Greenville.  Start working on losing some of those holiday pounds with a fun run/walk in beautiful downtown Greenville!  For more information visit http://rundowntown5k.com/.

     

    January 21 –  Skate, Roll, & Stroll at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Here is a chance for those with disabilities to come out on the ice and either walk, skate, or those not able to walk to be pulled in a sled or wagon, so come out and enjoy some time on the ice!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/skate-roll-stroll-2018.

     

    January 22 – February 6 –  “DOUBT: A Parable” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  This powerful story tells about a principal of a Bronx school who is a nun who suspects the priest of having an inappropriate relationship with a male student. For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/doubt-2/.

     

    January 24 –  Early Romantic: Rossini and Rose at Genevieve’s Theatre Lounge in Greenville.  This is a free music appreciation gathering that will take you back to the Early Romantic Period with music composed by Rossini.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/late-classical-rossini-and-rose.

     

    January 24 –  “Bumper Jacksons” at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  This talented group of musicians will provide you a blend of their own making from New Orleans to the Appalachia Mountains.  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=1293179.

     

    January 24 – 27 –  Upstate Carolina Boat Show at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville.  If you are in the market for a boat for the coming spring and summer, here is a chance to see what is new in the upstate of South Carolina!  For more information visit https://meetgcc.com/event/upstate-south-carolina-boat-show/.

     

    January 25 –  Peace Voices: An Evening of Original Music with Special Guest Marshall Altman at Genevieve’s Theater Lounge in Greenville.  You’ll enjoy a show presented by Edwin McCain and Maia Sharp in addition to the guest artistFor more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://tickets.peacecenter.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=19-CI-Dixon&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=.

     

    January 25 – February 3 –  “Tuck Everlasting: The Musical” at the Electric City Playhouse in Anderson.  This is the story of a woman who yearns for a life of adventure and meets a family full of live . . . and youth and when she learns they have a secret to remaining young, she has a choice to make on whether to return to her own life or remain with the family on their eternal journey.  For more information call (864) 224-4248 or visit https://ecplayhouse.com/.

     

    January 25 – February 3 –  “Doublewide, Texas” at the Clemson Little Theatre in Clemson.  The smallest trailer park in Texas is about to be annexed and Joveeta Crumpler has enough on her plate with her job, her mother, and her brother who is “way to interested in a womanless beauty pageant” so come out and enjoy a show filled with fun and laughter!  For more information call (864) 646-8100 or visit http://www.clemsonlittletheatre.com/season.htm.

     

    January 25 – February 10 – “The Glass Menagerie” at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville.  This classic tale by Tennessee Williams tells the story of Amanda, an overbearing mother, her son Tom who wants to be out on his own, and Tom’s daughter Amanda, but is it too late for all of them to improve their lives?  For more information call (864) 235-6948 or visit https://warehousetheatre.com/glassmenagerie/.

     

    January 26 –  Winter Bluegrass Jubilee at Pickens High School in Pickens.  This wonderful event will include music by groups including Blue Highway and Young Appalachian Musicians, as well as arts and craft vendors, Appalachia Life Workshops, food, jam rooms, contra dancing, a cake walk, a youth talent competition, a silent auction and raffle, so come out and enjoy a day filled with loads of fun!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/WinterBluegrassJubilee/.

     

    January 26 –  “Alan Jackson” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  This artist who has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame is one of America’s all-time favorite country artists, so you won’t want to miss the chance to see him live!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/alan-jackson-2019.

     

    January 26 – 27 –  “Arabian Nights & Winter Dreams” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  The Greenville Symphony Orchestra is prepared to thrill you with an evening of romance and adventure with compositions from Rimski-Korsakov & Tchaikovsky.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/gso-mw-3.

     

    January 26 – February 3 –  “Mr. Poppers Penguins” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville.  Presented by the South Carolinas Children’s Theatre, you will surely enjoy this musical based on the classic book.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/mr-poppers-penguins.

     

    January 27 –  “Arlo Guthrie: Alice’s Restaurant Tour” at the Walhalla Performing Arts Center in Walhalla.  One of America’s favorite classic artists and you won’t want to miss the chance to see him!  For more information call (864) 638-5277 or visit https://www.walhallapac.com/.

     

    January 28 –  Erths Prehistoric Aquarium at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  Adults and children alike will enjoy this program that will take you on a prehistoric journey to the bottom of the sea in what is sure to be a fascinating and entertaining show.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/erth-prehistoric-aquarium.

     

    January 31 –  OddBall at the Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg.  This fundraising gala for the Museum will include fantastic entertainment, tasty bites, signature cocktails, live music, and more.  For more information visit https://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/events/oddball-2019-fundraiser-for-spartanburg-art-museum.

     

    February 1 – 3 –  Winter Chautauqua at a variety of locations in and around the Greenville area.  The focus this year is on the historical military figure Napoleon Bonaparte being portrayed by Mark Schneider from Colonial Williamsburg with the first show being an opening night gala that includes a meet and greet with the actor, and the two following shows free to the general public, so come see history come alive!  For more information call (864) 244-1499 or visit http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/performances/winter-chautauqua/.

     

    February 2 –  “Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra” at the Brooks Performing Arts Center in Clemson.  You’ll enjoy a wonderful show filled with music composed by Verdi, Dvorak, & Xian Xinhai.  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=1293181.

     

    February 2 –  Sweetheart Charity Ball in Greenville.  Proceeds from this event will benefit Meals on Wheels of Greenville County with dinner, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music, dancing, and auctions.  For more information visit https://mealsonwheelsgreenville.org/mow-event/sweetheart-charity-ball/.

     

    February 4 – 5 –  “The Three Harriet’s” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville.  Three women will use history, poetry and dance to introduce you to three famous Harriet’s: Harriet Tubman, Harriet Jacobs, and Harriet E. Wilson.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-three-harriets.

     

    February 5 – 10 –  “A Bronx Tale” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  Take a trip to the Bronx in the1960’s where you’ll meet a young man who is torn between his father and the mob boss he hopes to become.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://tickets.peacecenter.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=19-BW-BronxTale&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=.

     

     

     

    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/.

     

    Thursday and Saturday –Test-n-Tune (or specialty races) at the Carolina Dragway in Aiken.  If you enjoy racing, whatever the vehicle type, or just enjoy watching these events, check out the schedule to see what races are scheduled.  For more information call (803) 471-2285 or visit http://www.carolinadragway.com/events-schedule/.

     

    First Friday and Saturday –  Savannah River Site Museum at the former Dibble Memorial Library on Laurens Street in Aiken.  The first phase of the museum is completed and open to the public so stop in for a look.  For more information call (803) 648-1437 or visit https://www.facebook.com/srs.heritage/.

     

    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 20, 2019 –  “You Can’t Take It With You” at the Wood Auditorium in Camden.  Originally performed on Broadway in 1936 and then having won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama the following year, you will surely enjoy this comedic play about a couple in love with two families that might be just a little too different but will be enough to keep you laughing!  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit https://www.fineartscenter.org/event-calendar/.

    Through January 21 –  Holiday Ice Rink on Saluda Street in Rock Hill.  Here is another chance to enjoy ice skating so bring the kids out for some family fun!  For more information visit https://www.onlyinoldtown.com/icerink.

    Through January 28 –  Beginning Oil Painting at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  If you’ve always wanted to learn the art of oil painting, here is your chance to learn!  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    Through February 23 –  “The Gospel According to Tennessee” at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill.  Set in 1926, this dinner show will include not only great food, but a great faith based story with lots of music and fun!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/gospel-tennessee.

    Through February 28 –  Drama Kids After School Drama Fun at the Aiken Community Theatre in Aiken.  Here is a chance for the kids to enjoy learning the art of acting and all that goes with theatrical performances.  For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit https://aikencommunitytheatre.org/shows-1/.

    Through May 25 –  Guided Horseback Trail Ride at the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Spend a Saturday taking a trip through the Greenway on horseback led by one of the Greenways equestrian staff.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/guided-horseback-trail-ride.

    January 16 –  “Steve Tyrell” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This incredible producer is now going out on his own and showcasing his own works that made others famous and has been topping jazz charts as a result!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=steve-tyrell.

    January 17 –  “Vida Guitar Quartet” at the Etherredge Center in Aiken.  These four guitarists will provide you with an evening of great music and exceptional talent!  For more information call (803) 641-3305 or visit https://etherredge.usca.edu/cultural-series-vida-guit/2019-01-17-19-30.

    January 17 –  Calligraphy Art at the Kershaw County Library in Camden.  If you’ve ever wanted to learn this beautiful art form of writing, here is your chance!  For more information call (803) 424-2352 or visit https://www.cityofcamden.org/events/calligraphy-art.

    January 17 – 18 –  “Travis Tritt” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This country rock star is still amazing people just like he did when his career started 27 years ago!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=travis-tritt.

    January 17 – 26 –  “Silent Sky” at the Aiken Community Theatre in Aiken.  Set in the 1900’s, you’ll learn how a woman who begins work at the Harvard Observatory balances her life as a scientist, with family and the possibility of love. For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit https://aikencommunitytheatre.org/shows-1/.

    January 19 –  Solitaire Quilt at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden. You’ll make this traditional card trick quilt pattern using some of your favorite fabrics.  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit https://www.fineartscenter.org/teen-adult-art-classes/.

    January 19 –  Succulent Workshop at Cold Creek Nurseries in Aiken.  If you enjoy succulents, here is a chance for you to create your own succulent arrangement!  For more information call (803) 648-3592 or visit https://discoveraikencounty.com/event/succulent-workshop/.

    January 19 –  Fishing the Savannah at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  In this acrylic workshop, you’ll have the chance to try your hand at painting a fisherman on the Savannah River.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    January 19 –  “Communal Pen: A Writing Workshop Celebrating Memories, Stories and Traditions of Place” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  As part of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, you’ll take the opportunity to view the exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” and then choose a photograph or object that has special meaning to you that you can use for the writing exercise.  For more information call (803) 771-2477 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=communal-pen-writing-workshop.

    January 19 –  “Jimmy Fortune” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This member of the Statler Brothers is now on a solo journey and has written several albums, and you certainly won’t want to miss his show!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=jimmy-fortune.

    January 19 –  Color Me Calm at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Learn how art, music, and scents can be used to create a calming atmosphere to help reduce stress!  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    January 20 –  “Puccini’s Tosca” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Presented by the Theatro Lirico D’Europa, this tragic drama that includes three main characters, an opera singer, an artist, and a Roman police officer, will likely leave you saddened, but amaze you with the extreme talent of the performers!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=puccini-s-tosca.

    January 22 –  Author Talk: Tom Poland at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  As part of the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, the author is prepared to discuss with the audience “Lost Traditions of the South” and his book “SC Backroads”.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=author-talk-tom-poland.

    January 22 – March 19 – Carolina Piedmont Seminar Series: Birding ID at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  If you’ve wanted to learn the art of identifying the birds around you, here is a chance with monthly sessions followed by a field trip (after March 19th) at which time you’ll have a chance to use what you’ve learned in the outdoors.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2554/.

    January 23 –  Our Prince of Scribes Panel: Remembering Pat Conroy at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  A special panel of writers has come together in honor and memory of this incredible author and will share some stories written in the anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=our-prince-of-scribes-panel-remembering-pat-conroy.

    January 24 –  “Black Jacket Symphony: Queen” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  You’ll enjoy a wonderful light and video show as well as the music to take you back to the wonderful songs by Queen.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=black-jacket-symphony-queen.

    January 24 – 25 – Cabaret Showcase at the USC Etherredge Center in Aiken.  For more information call (803) 641-3305 or visit http://etherredge.usca.edu/cabaret-showcase/2019-01-24-19-30.

    January 25 –  “Joseph Lazoff” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  This amazingly talented magician will keep the entire family on the edge of their seats as he baffles you with every step of his show.  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit

    January 25 –  Wild West Barbecue Mystery Dinner Show at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill.  You’ll enjoy a fun, interactive show and a great barbecue meal including the banana pudding!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/mystery-theater/wild-west-show.

    January 25 –  “Chris Potter with the Jazz Masterworks Ensemble” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This incredible saxophonist will join the South Carolina Jazz Masterworks Ensemble to give you a show you will certainly enjoy!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=chris-potter-sc-jazz.

    January 26 –  Come Draw With Me at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2556/.

    January 26 –  Casino Royal Gala at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  You’ll enjoy an evening playing craps, blackjack, and/or roulette while you enjoy live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and auctions, so come out for a night of fun and game with proceeds to benefit the Center.  For more information visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/2019gala.

    January 26 –  “Fastball” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Spend an evening enjoy the fun rock music of this talented group!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=fastball.

    January 27 –  “Earth’s Prehistoric Aquarium” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Take a journey to what life may have been like under the sea during prehistoric times.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=erth-s-prehistoric-aquarium.

    January 31 –  Erasure Drawing II at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Take what was learned in the first session to create more energy and depth in your art.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    January 31 –  “Who’s Bad” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience ill serenade you with all of your favorite Michael Jackson songs!   For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=who-s-bad.

    January 31 –  Aiken Antique Show: Cocktails & Collectors Preview Party at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  Here is a chance to be the first to view items on display, with those attending turning in their ticket for one of two chances to win a $1,000 shopping spree at the Show.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/antiques-in-the-heart-of-aiken/.

    January 31 – February 1 – “Masters of Soul” at the AECOM Community Center in Aiken.  You’ll enjoy a show that celebrates the legendary songs and performers who defined Motown and soul, with songs that will surely take you on a journey down memory lane!  For more information call (803) 643-4774 or visit https://apagonline.org/seasons/2018-2019/mastersofsoul.html.

    February 1 –  “The Pitchforks” of Duke University at the Wood Auditorium in Camden.  If you haven’t seen them before you will be amazed at the incredible talent of this group!  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit https://www.fineartscenter.org/event-calendar/.

    February 1 – 3 –  Aiken Antique Show at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  If you love antiques or want to learn more about them, here is a chance to not only view some fabulous antiques but also attend lectures and workshops, and Sunday’s show will also include a Bloody Mary bar during the lunch hours, with proceeds from the event to benefit the Center for the Arts.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/antiques-in-the-heart-of-aiken/.

    February 2 –  Wild Wonder Saturday at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  This program will talk about groundhogs and how they have come to be used to predict the weather.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2564/.

    February 2 –  How to Read Music at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden.  If you’ve been wanting to play an instrument and struggled to read the music to play songs, here is a chance for you to gain the knowledge.  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit https://www.fineartscenter.org/other-classes/.

    February 2 –  By Way of the Backdoor at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn about the lives of the enslaved who lived on the plantation with cooking and other living history demonstrations.  For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2578/.

    February 2 –  “Delbert McClinton” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Spend an evening enjoying the great music of this multi-Grammy Award winning artist!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit https://www.sumtersc.gov/operahouse/events/mainstage.

    February 2 –  “Gaelic Storm” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  If you enjoy Gaelic music, you will surely enjoy the music of this talented group!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=gaelic-storm.

    February 3 –  “The Lang/Rainwater Duo” at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center in Lancaster.  You’ll enjoy the sounds of a solo trombone and piano with these very talented artists!  For more information call (803) 285-7451 or visit https://www.lancastercitysc.com/events/the-lang-rainwater-duo/.

    February 4 –  “Arlo Guthrie” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  You will most certainly want to see this talented singer/songwriter in person!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=arlo-guthrie.

    February 4 – 6 –  Finding Light in your Watercolors at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  This three day workshop will allow you to learn from Vladislav Yeliseyev who has received numerous awards for his work from around the world.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

     

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    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.

     

    Fourth Tuesdays –  Wash Day at the L. W. Paul Living History Farm in Conway.  It’s wash day, so learn how clothes were washed and even how soap was made from ingredients found around the farm.  For more information call (843) 365-3596 or visit http://www.horrycountymuseum.org/news/wash-day-at-the-l-w-paul-living-history-farm-10/.

     

    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/.

     

    Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays –  Charleston Night Market at Market Street in Charleston.  This evening event includes 120 artists and vendors all local selling locally made items, with live entertainment to serenade you along the way.  For more information call (843) 937-0920 or visit http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/main/night-market-explore.

     

    Fridays –  Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy watching the sun set while you enjoy live entertainment on the lawn.  For more information call (843) 757-9889 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/sunset-celebration.

     

    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 –  Farmers Market at Marion Square in Charleston.  Start your day with a freshly made breakfast, a fresh cup of coffee, and purchase fresh produce, plants, and a variety of others items while enjoying time in this beautiful space.  For more information call (843) 724-7309 or visit http://www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com/.

     

    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 31, 2019 –  Public Art Exhibition at the Coastal Carolina Museum of History at the Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island.  Come see 20 fantastic sculptures created by sculptors from around the world.  For more information call (843) 681-9100 or visit http://cf-lowcountry.org/About/CommunityLeadership/PublicArt/Exhibition.aspx.

    January 16 –  Bookbinding Workshop at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.   Here is a chance for you to learn how to put together your own journal, scrapbook, or sketchbook!  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/event-directory/.

    January 16 – 19 –  Charleston Comedy Festival at a variety of locations around Charleston.  You’ll enjoy four days filled with more laughter than you can stand, with Jamie Lee and Rory Scovel staring the Festival.  For more information visit http://www.charlestoncomedyfestival.com/.

    January 17 –  “Mike Keneally Band” at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence.  This tremendous musician will amaze you with his extreme talent!  For more information call (843) 661-4444 or visit https://fmupac.org/event/mike-keneally-band/.

    January 17 –  “Around the World in 80 Minutes” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy a variety of chamber music from around the world as presented by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra!  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/around-the-world-in-80-minutes/.

    January 17 –  “Black Jacket Symphony: Queen – A Night at the Opera” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Here some of your favorite Queen songs performed by the Symphony and a few of the songs performed in a more laid back fashion.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1771539-black-jacket-symphony-charleston/.

    January 17 – 20 –  SOS Mid-Winter Break at the Ocean Drive Beach and Golf Resort in Myrtle Beach.  Here is a chance for shag dancers to come to the coast while it’s quiet and enjoy a long weekend of dancing and fun!  For more information visit http://www.shagdance.com/sosmidwinter.htm.

    January 18 –  Art of Mixology: A Signature Cocktail Experience at the Black Creek Arts Center in Hartsville.  If you’ve had an interest in learning how to mix drinks, here is a chance for you to get some insight!  For more information call (843) 332-6234 or visit https://blackcreekarts.org/all-events/artofmixology.

    January 18 –  “Ballet Memphis” at the Art Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.  If you love dance, this is a show you are sure to enjoy!  For more information call (843) 686-3945 or visit https://ci.ovationtix.com/35023/production/996454?performanceId=10309370.

    January 18 –  “On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  As everyone loves the music by the Eagles, this is sure to be a fun show that everyone will enjoy!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    January 18 – 19 –  Charleston Comedy Festival at the Sottile Theatre in Charleston.  Spend some time enjoying some fun and laughter during this enjoyable festival!  For more information call (843) 805-5507 or visit http://widget.ebsmartsite.com/components/event_detail.aspx?EventID=1097011&WebLink=C.150F3641&xml_path=https://us2.eventbooking.com/.

    January 18 – 20 –  Kids Jamboree at the Florence Center in Florence.  This is an event with just kids in mind that will include games, inflatables, magic, comedy, crafts, obstacles courses, a bungee challenge and so much more so bring the kids out for a day filled with fun!  For more information call (843) 679-4525 or visit https://www.florencecenter.com/events/2019/kidsjamboree.

    January 18 – February 23 –  “She Drives Me Crazy” at the 34 West Theatre in Charleston.  In this “Friends meet Seinfeld” romantic comedy, you’ll enjoy fun and music from the 90’s!  For more information visit https://www.34west.org/tickets/she-drives-me-crazy.

    January 19 –  Off-Road Duathlon at Laurel Hill County Park in Mount Pleasant.  This is a beginner friendly course with a 2 mile run, a 7 mile bike ride, and another 2 mile fun with the bike trail being better made for wide tires.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/3263/Off-Road-Duathlon.

    January 19 –  An Affair with the Arts: Moonlight Over Monte Carlo at the Center for the Performing Arts of the USC Beaufort Campus in Beaufort.  This fund raiser will give you a chance to try your hand at the casino games, bid on “priceless treasures”, and eat, drink, and be merry!  For more information visit https://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/2018-19-schedule-1.

    January 19 –  “Ranky Tanky” at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence.  Their sounds from the Gullah culture by this South Carolinian band will show you a blend of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B that will astound you with their unique blend!  For more information call (843) 661-4444 or visit https://fmupac.org/event/ranky-tanky/.

    January 19 –  “Just Fine: A Tribute to Mary Jane Blige” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy an evening of good music with this talented tribute artist.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    January 19 –  Civil War Diaries: Female Nurses, Spies, & Soldiers at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  Learn about the role women played in the Civil War and how the role of a nurse was actually thought to be too stressful for “the delicate nature of women”.  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/event-directory/.

    January 19 – 20 –  “Number the Stars” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  This wonderful story will take you to WWII and how one 10 year olds family, through her eyes, “watch the Danish resistance help almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark” escape to Sweden.  For more information call (843) 577-7183 or visit https://charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/the-shows/60-number-the-stars.html.

    January 20 –  Women’s Adventure Film Festival at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  You’ll have a chance to meet Australia’s best first female rock climber, Nepal’s first all female mountain bike team, and more inspiring women who have made some inspiring adventurous accomplishments!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1794895-womens-adventure-film-tour-charleston/.

    January 22 –  “Martha Graham Dance Company” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This performance honors 100 years of progress for women with this performance addressing the most pressing issues for women today in this tremendous performance.  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/martha-graham-dance-company/.

    January 23 –  “Greensky Bluegrass” with “Chris Jacobs Band” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Having created their own version of bluegrass that blends in a little bit of rock and roll, you’ll want to check out this group!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1773476-greensky-bluegrass-charleston/.

    January 23 – 24 –  South Carolina AgriBiz and Farm Expo at the Florence Center in Florence.  For those involved in or even interested in the agriculture and farming industry, come out and visit with vendors, attend speaker and educational sessions, meet with economic developers, and more! For more information visit https://www.scagribizexpo.com/.

    January 24 –  Tea is for Teddy at the Colleton Museum and Formers Market in Walterboro.  For more information call (843) 549-2303.

    January 24 –  “Nestor Torres” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  As part of the Charleston Jazz Festival, the Charleston Jazz Orchestra presents this extremely talented Latin American Grammy Award winning artist.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1800992-nestor-torres-5th-annual-charleston/.

    January 24 –  Carolopolis Awards at the Riviera Theatre at Belmond Charleston Place in Charleston.  These awards are presented to those individuals who display exceptional in exterior rehabilitation, restoration and/or preservation, and following the awards presentation will be a full reception, silent auction, and live music to enjoy.  For more information visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3822063.

    January 24 – 27 –  Charleston Jazz Festival to be held at a variety of locations around Charleston.  During this four day event you’ll have a chance to enjoy the wonderful sounds of great jazz by artists including Nestor Torres, Bobby McFerrin, and The Robert Lewis Quartet.  For more information call (843) 641-0011 or visit https://charlestonjazz.com/festival/.

    January 25 –  “Absolute Queen: A Tribute to Queen” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Spend your evening enjoying your favorite songs by Queen.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    January 25 –  A Night in the Valley at the College Center of Trident Technical College’s main campus in North Charleston.  This formal event will include a 4-course dinner served with wine and prepared by students of the Culinary Art Institute with both live and silent auctions and proceeds going toward student scholarships, the student emergency fund, and other critical needs for the College.  For more information call (843) 574-6580 or visit https://www.tridenttech.edu/foundation/events/fd_ANIV.htm.

    January 25 –  “Scott Bradley’s Post Modern Jukebox” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Using classic songs and recreating them in a different style, you will surely be amazed by what this gifted artist can do.  For more information call 90843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1743401-scott-bradlees-postmodern-charleston/.

    January 25 –  “Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Tribute Band” at the Colleton Civic Center in Walterboro.  You’ll enjoy a show filled with some of your favorites from these two well-beloved artists.  For more information call (843) 549-8360 or visit https://colletoncivic.org/events.

    January 25 – February 3 – “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Florence Little Theatre in Florence.  Bring the kids out for what is sure to be a fun and entertaining show!  For more information call (843) 662-3731 or visit http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/shows.

    January 25 – 26 –  Winter Spectacular: “How to Succeed in Movies Without Even Trying” at the Sottile Theatre in Charleston.  Presented by the Charleston Youth company, this script set in the 1920’s will certainly appeal to those of you who are older adults, and will help you to show the younger generation a little about your era of life. For more information call (843) 693-6664 or visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efzs220ob2d1e462&llr=4lsyvhoab.

    January 25 – February 3 –  “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Florence Little Theatre in Florence.  Floral assistant, Seymour, stumbles on a new breed of plant that turns out to be a foul-mouthed, R&B singing carnivore who promises fame and fortune, as long as Seymour feeds it blood, until he learns of the plants intent to dominate the world in a fun and entertaining show you and your children will surely enjoy!  For more information call (843) 662-3731 or visit http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/shows.

    January 25 – February 3 –  “The Red Velvet Cake War” at the Summerville Community Theatre in Summerville.  This “southern-fried comedy” is set in Texas and tells the hilarious story of a Verdeen family reunion with tons of chaos, laughter, and of course, everyone wondering who made the best Red Velvet Cake.  For more information call (843) 875-9251 or visit https://www.flowertownplayers.org/copy-of-school-of-rock.

    January 26 –  Carolina Country Music Awards at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  You’ll have the chance to see local country artists in 9 different categories that were awarded at the Carolina Artist Showdown for 2018 perform live!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0&offerid=96309

    January 26 –  “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Spend an evening of enjoyable and inspirational music by this group that will serenade you with native South African music in acapella!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1776213-ladysmith-black-mambazo-charleston/.

    January 26 –  “Bobby McFarrin” with “Ranky Tanky” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Part of the Charleston Jazz Festival, you’ll enjoy an evening of incredible jazz, and will certainly hear the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy!” For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/bobby-mcferrin-with-ranky-tanky/.

    January 26 –  North Charleston Pops: “Glorious Gershwin” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  You’ll enjoy an evening of wonderful chamber music, with a gorgeous Piano Concerto by Richard Glazier.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/north-charleston-pops-glorious-gershwin.

    January 26 –  Hilton Head Snow Day at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.  Bring the kids out for a day filled with fun, with inflatables, a snow field, and entertainment!  For more information visit https://events.islandreccenter.org/view/snow.

    January 26 –  “The Outlaws” at the Performing Arts Center of Francis Marion University in Florence.  If you love country rock, you’ll certainly enjoy this talented band that has spanned four decades! For more information call (843) 661-1720 or visit https://fmupac.org/events/.

    January 26 –  The Great Amazing Race at James Island County Park in Charleston.  This is a fun family-friendly adventure race against two member teams of similar ages (from 4 years old to 84 years old) who walk, jog, or run a 1.5 mile course that includes 8 different physically and mentally challenging stations that require teamwork to tackle, with a competitive course for adults and a recreational course for kids, so come and enjoy the fun, and bring any old tennis shoes that can be donated to raise funds for pediatric cancer. For more information visit https://www.greatamazingrace.com/charleston.html.

    January 26 – 28 –  Charleston Boat Show at the North Charleston Convention Center in North Charleston.  If you are in the market for a boat to take out on the Atlantic, this just might be the place you’ll want to check first!  For more information call (843) 747-1882 or visit http://www.thecharlestonboatshow.com/.

    January 27 –  Low Country Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Farms in Mount Pleasant.  This fun event will include not only steams oysters, but other food vendors that will include Hyman’s, Gilligan’s, and even Ben & Jerry’s, as well as wine and beer vendors, live entertainment, a great kids activity area, contests, and more!  For more information visit http://www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/oyster-fest/.

    January 27 –  Sultans of String at the Fripp Island Community Center on Fripp Island.  This 3 time JUNO Award nominated group will thrill you with their amazing blend of styles including Celtic, flamenco, gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian.  For more information visit https://www.frippfriendsofmusic.com/2018-2019-season.html.

    January 30 –  “Neko Case” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Spend your evening enjoying Indie rock at its best!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1773509-neko-case-charleston/.

    January 31 –  Tribes of the Lowcountry at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  You’ll learn about the Native American tribes of the area and their migration patterns, and learn about a variety of tools they use to use.  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    January 31 –  Pechakucha 33 at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  You’ll be inspired by the accomplishments of local creative artists and how they came to make their dreams come true!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1789758-pechakucha-33-charleston/.

    January 31 –  “Solve it Cyrus and the Aftermath of Math Class” at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence.  For students and teachers alike, this production will help you make math fun!  For more information call (843) 661-1720 or visit https://fmupac.org/event/solve-it-cyrus-and-the-aftermath-of-math-class/.

    January 31 – February 3 –  “Legally Blond: The Musical” at Wando High School in Mount Pleasant.  Based on the book by Amanda Brown, the story is about a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School in order to win back her ex-boyfriend and initially is seen as a “ditzy blond” who turns out to be a great advocate for others, so come out and support the students putting on this fun and entertaining show!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/wandomusical/.

    February 1 –  “Whiskey Myers: Die Rockin’ Tour” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  If you haven’t seen this incredible country group, you should make the effort!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=2D0055660D908AA5&offerid=93344.

    February 1 –  “Gaelic Storm” at the USC Beaufort Center for the Arts in Beaufort.  You’ll enjoy the wonderful sounds of the Celts in this wonderful concert!  For more information call (843) 521-4145 or visit https://southcarolinalowcountry.com/events/event/beaufort-gaelic-storm/.

    February 1 – 2 – “Royal Fireworks” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Presented by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, with Yuriy Bekker on the violin and as conductor, presenting this composition by Handel.  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/royal-fireworks-2/.

    February 1 – 3 –  Palmetto Patriots Gymnastics Classic at the North Charleston Convention Center in North Charleston.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with some of the best gymnastics in the State.  For more information call (843) 747-1882 or visit https://www.palmettopatriotsclassic.com/admissions.

    February 1 – 3 –  Low Country Winter Coin Show at the Exchange Park in Ladson.  For all you collectors out there, and there will be an activity for the kids to engage in to teach them about the art of collecting!  For more information call (843) 302-6210 or visit http://www.lowcountrycoinclub.com/coinshows.html.

    February 1 – 17 –  “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at the Footlight Theatre in Charleston.  This Tony Award winning musical will certainly make you laugh while capturing your heart!  For more information call (843) 722-4487 or visit https://footlightplayers.net/events/the-25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-bee/.

    February 1 – 28 –  Gullah Celebration at various locations on Hilton Head Island.  Throughout the month will be a variety of events with everything from Gullah foods to eat and learn how to cook, to the arts, to history and beyond, so make plans to attend one or more of these fun and educational events!  For more information visit http://gullahcelebration.com/.

    February 2 –  “Russell Dickerson” and “Carly Pierce” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy a show filled with country music by two very talented artists!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=2D005565B8484DE1&offerid=92966.

    February 2 –  “Gift of Song” at the Carolina Forest Branch Library in Myrtle Beach.  This extremely talented group of singers uses their special talents to bring gentle music to those in the area who are on the threshold of living and dying and others in need of comfort and here is a chance for everyone to hear them.  For more information visit https://thresholdchoir.org/longbay.

    February 2 –  Whale of a Sale at 1964 Ashley River Road in Charleston.  Known as the biggest garage sale in Charleston, the Junior League of Charleston’s signature event, will offer a large variety of items at great discounted prices, so come out and see what special treats you can find!  For more information send an email to whale@jlcharleston.org or visit https://www.jlcharleston.org/whale-of-a-sale/.

    February 2 –  Met Opera: Carmen at the USC Beaufort Center for the Arts in Beaufort.  For more information call (843) 521-4145 or visit https://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/met-opera.

    February 2 –  Paws and Pearls Oyster Roast at the Summerville Country Club in Summerville.  Enjoy all you can eat oysters, wine, beer, live music, dancing, and a live and silent auction with proceeds to benefit Dorchester Paws and programs that support the pet loving community.  For more information call (843) 871-3820 or visit https://dorchesterpaws.org/oysterroast/.

    February 2 –  Shuckin’ for Shelter Oyster Roast at Oakley Farms in Moncks Corner.  Spend an afternoon enjoy tasty steamed oysters with all proceeds to benefit the Callen-Lacey Center for Children.  For more information visit https://cydc.org/oyster2019tickets/.

    February 2 –  Save the Light Half-Marathon & 5K at the Folly Beach Pier in Folly Beach.  Who doesn’t like the beautiful Morris Island Lighthouse, so come out and enjoy a run or run/walk with proceeds going to the fund to help save the lighthouse!  For more information visit https://www.ccprc.com/3258/Save-the-Light-Half-Marathon-5K.

    February 2 – 3 –  American Heritage Festival at Grahams Historic Farm in Lake City.  This fun and educational event will include battle reenactments, cannon demonstrations, historical speakers, colonial merchants, with food and beverages available, live music, contests, a drumming circle, and more so bring the whole family out for a day of education and fun on this beautiful historic farm!  For more information visit https://www.theamericanheritagefestival.com/.

    February 4 –  “Young the Giant” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Spend your evening enjoying music by this talented rock group!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/young-the-giant.

    February 5 –  “Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Known for its interpretations of the world most historic composers, this is sure to one incredible show! For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/shanghai-opera-symphony-orchestra/.

    February 5 –  “Drive By Truckers” and “Lucinda Williams” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Enjoy an evening filled with some awesome country music with these two talented groups!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/drive-by-truckers-lucinda-williams.

    February 5 –  “The Magpie Salute” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This group, featuring members of the former Black Crowes, will give you an evening of some surprisingly great rock music!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1759759-magpie-salute-charleston/.

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