ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA Mar 28 2018 – Apr 17 2018

    Wednesday March 28, 2018 to April 17, 2018

    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 April 4 – Fringe Series: “Capture Now” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville. In this production, two brothers from Long Island learn from each other “what it means to be cool, who they would die for, and how rock and roll can uplift even the youngest of souls.” For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/fringe-series-capture-now/.

    Through April 8 – “Mamma Mia” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville. You are on a Greek island in paradise and on the eve of a girls wedding, she requests to know the identity of her father, bringing three men who believe they could be the one in this magical tale of “love, laughter, and friendship” in this enchanting tale of Abba’s songs. For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/mamma-mia/.

    Through April 8 – “To Kill A Mockingbird” at the Pelzer Auditorium in Pelzer. This classic story set in Alabama during the Great Depression tells the story of an attorney who represents a black man framed for a crime he didn’t commit and his children who watch the community begin to crumble in a battle between justice and racism. For more information call (864) 947-8000 or visit http://www.milltownplayers.org/.

    Through April 21 – “Prince Caspian” at the Logos Theatre in Taylors. This is one production that will absolutely leave you spellbound, so if you get the chance, don’t miss the chance to see this fantastic theatrical production! For more information call (864) 268-9342 or visit https://www.theacademyofarts.org/events/category/prince-caspian/.

    Through May 6 – “The Lonely Ones” at the Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg. See the work of artists Gus Powell who is a contemporary street photographer who has capture pieces of urban and rural life and turned them into works of art. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c3/e1979/&DateOfEvent=03/30/2018.

    March 28 – Tea and Trumpets Concert at McAlister Auditorium of Furman University in Greenville. You’ll enjoy a concert featuring music from, for, or about the British Isles. For more information call (864) 214-5807 or visit http://www.greenvilleconcertband.us/next-concert.html.

    March 28 – “Pretenders” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville. This New Wave legendary band that brought chart topping songs such as I’ll Stand By You and Don’t Get Me Wrong has come to town to present you with an evening of fun entertainment! For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/pretenders.

    March 29 – So You Think You Can Dance, Spartanburg at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. This is a fundraiser for 10 different non-profit organizations in the area so come out for what is sure to be a great show. For more information call (864) 542-2767 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e1893/&DateOfEvent=03/29/2018.

    March 29 – Poetic Conversation: Women Witness the World through Words at the Huguenot Loft in Greenville. Patricia Starek and Sabrina Hayeem-Ladani will present some of their work for a group discussion. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/women-witnessing-the-world-through-words.

    March 29 – 31 – Living Gallery 2018: “This Is My Word” at the Rodeheaver Auditorium at Bob Jones University in Greenville. This modern play tells the story of a woman journey with cancer and her estranged relationship with her son who is changed with a blend of instrumental and vocal music selections in this Easter holiday production. For more information call (864) 770-1372 or visit http://livinggallery.bju.edu/.

    April 5 – JBJO Money-in-Motion at the Greenville Main Library in Greenville. This presentation by National Financial Literacy is to try to help young adults, high school and even middle school students to learn how to take ownership of their financial livelihood. For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jbjo-money-n-motion-tickets-44220671218.

    April 5 – Clemson University Jazz Ensemble at the Brooks Center for Performing Arts at Clemson University in Clemson. This will be a fun high energy show that will include a variety of jazz music from Latin to modern. For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=960072.

    April 6 – “Three Dog Night” at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg. Celebrating 5 decades of performances, this iconic band who, between 1969 and 1974, sold more tickets, sold more albums, and had more top 10 hits is here to take you on a journey down memory lane! For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit https://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/208/Three+Dog+Night.

    April 6 – 7 – Hub City Hog Fest at Morgan Square in downtown Spartanburg. This is a huge BBQ competition that includes wings on Friday and BBQ and ribs for lunch on Saturday, domestic and craft brews, food trucks, and live entertainment from Friday through Saturday night, with all proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels. For more information visit https://www.hubcityhogfest.com/.

    April 6 – 14 – “Dearly Departed” at the Abbeville Opera House in Abbeville. Although the storyline is about a funeral, this production will keep you in stitches from start to finish so don’t miss this chance to enjoy an evening of laughter! For more information call (864) 366-2157 or visit http://www.theabbevilleoperahouse.com/Show/Details/44.

    April 7 – “REO Speedway” & “STYX” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. These two 70’s and 80’s bands will fill your evening with great music that will have you reminiscing about the past for day after the show! For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/reo-speedwagon-styx.

    April 7 – “Rory Scovel” at the Peace Center in Greenville. This Greenville native will wow you with his tremendous ability to make you laugh! For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/rory-scovel.

    April 7 – TIGEROAR Live at the Brooks Center for Performing Arts at Clemson University in Clemson. Come enjoy an evening of modern music, from Top 40, classic rock, alternative, to hip hop, but what will most surprise you is that it will be completely a cappella! For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=1122690.

    April 7 – iMAGINE Upstate Festival at Main Street and Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville. This STEAM festival will include interactive exhibits and live stage shows from over 70 science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics organizations and is free so bring the kids out and enjoy a family fun day while learning and experiencing new and exciting things! For more information call (864) 386-3498 or visit https://imagineupstate.org/.

    April 7 – 8 – “What a Wonderful World” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville. The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will bring you an evening that celebrates “Nature’s majesty and the miracle of Life”. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/what-a-wonderful-world.

    April 7 – 8 – Spring Fling All Breed Horse Show at the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton. Just about every discipline is included in this two day event with spectators having free entrance, with vendors, silent auctions, and more available! For more information send an email to scuec3@gmail.com or visit http://scupstateequine.com/index.php/events/spring-fling/.

    April 7 – 8 – Spring Jubilee at the Village Green in Historic Pendleton. Welcome in spring with some live entertainment, good food, kids activities, and arts and crafts! For more information call (864) 646-3782 or visit http://www.crownofthecarolinas.org/places-to-be/spring-jubilee/.

    April 8 – “POPS” Concert at Patrick Square at Clemson University in Clemson. Presented by the Department of Performing Arts, you’ll enjoy a fun evening of entertainment. For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit https://www.patricksquare.com/events/clemson-university-performing-arts-department-pops-concert-sponsored-by-patrick-square.

    April 9 – “An Evening with Gillian Welch” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville. Singing her music which is a little bit of country, a little bit of folk, you will enjoy an evening of beautiful music! For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/an-evening-with-gillian-welch.

    April 9 – 10 – “ArcAttack: Electricity” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville. You’ll enjoy an evening filled with rock music and electricity that will create a show that is both entertaining and interactive. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/arcattack.

    April 10 – Chautauqua History Alive Talk: Winston Churchill at the Hughes Main Library in Greenville. Have a conversation with Larry Bounds, who will portray this historical character who taught us to “Never, never, never give up!” For more information call (864) 244-1499 or visit http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/?event=talk-winston-churchill.

     

    April 11 – 12 – “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Life” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville. Take a tour through prehistoric Australia where you’ll have a chance to meet and interact with dinosaurs! For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/dinosaur-zoo-live.

    April 12 – Springfest at the Uptown Market in Greenwood. Fill your evening with free music from local musicians, food vendors, and more! For more information visit http://www.uptowngreenwood.com/events/springfest.

    April 12 – Clemson University Men’s and Women’s Choirs at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson. Fill your evening with the talented voices of these tremendous vocal performers! For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://calendar.clemson.edu/event/cu_mens_womens_choirs_216#.WrgoyYjwayI.

    April 12 – 14 – Spring Skunk Music Fest at the Skunk Farm in Greer. Come out and enjoy a weekend filled with amazing music from 17 different bands and performers in a beautiful setting, a chance to participate in the deTour de Skunk, vendors to shop with, food and beverages, kids activities, camping, and a whole lot of fun! For more information send an email to dixie@albinoskunk.com or visit http://albinoskunk.com/.

    April 13 – Greenville Blues Festival at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. Spend your Friday night singing to the Blues with artists to include Sir Charles Jones and Lacee. For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/greenville-blues-festival-1.

    April 13 – “Billy Currington” with Special Guest “Drake White” at the Peace Center in Greenville. Fill your evening with some enjoyable country music by this talented artist! For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/billy-currington.

    April 13 – Mummenschanz at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson. This Swiss based theatre troupe uses shadow and lights to dazzle and amaze you, so you won’t want to miss this show! For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=960042.

    April 13 – 14 – Lander Film Festival at the Cultural Center Auditorium in Lander. You’ll enjoy a weekend that includes a variety of films. For more information call (864) 388-8206 or visit https://www.landerfilmfestival.com/home.

    April 13 – 15 – Weecycled Wear Children’s Consignment Sale at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Here is a chance to sell or find lightly used clothes, toys, and other items for your children. For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit http://tdconventioncenter.com/events/weecycled-wear-childrens-consignment-sale/2018/04/13/.

    April 13 – 15 – StarQuest at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg. Come out and support some of the best dancers in the region as they compete for first place and head to the finals in June! For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit https://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/128/Starquest.

    April 13 – 21 – “Dragons Love Tacos” at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Greenville. Presented by the South Carolina Children’s Theatre, this production based on the New York Times best-selling book is funny, fun, and highly entertaining! For more information call (864) 235-2885 or visit https://scchildrenstheatre.org/shop/dragons-love-tacos/.

    April 13 – 22 – “Raggedy Ann & Andy” at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley. See Americas favorite folk dolls come to life on stage for a fun and interactive performance! For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit http://www.fhplayhouse.com/wordpress/production/raggedy-ann-and-andy/.

    April 14 – The Crown Mid-Atlantic Cheer and Dance Competition at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Come out and see some of the best dance and cheer teams in the region and support their hard work and efforts! For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit http://tdconventioncenter.com/events/the-crown-mid-atlantic-cheer-and-dance-championships/2018/04/14/.

    April 14 – Firing on Fort Sumter: “The Opening Ball” at the American Legion Hall at Duncan Park in Spartanburg. This Victorian Ball with dancing to music by the Blue Ridge Rounders and refreshments while you learn about nineteenth century etiquette, master Victorian ballroom, with period military and civilian attire welcome at this family event that will show you how the Confederates celebrated the fall of Fort Sumter in 1861. For more information visit http://www.freewebs.com/sumterball/.

    April 14 – Greer Goes Global International Festival at Greer City Park and Greer City Hall in Greer. Take a trip around the world with 40 Countries being represented with international dance and music, food and beverages, sports and exhibitions, kid’s activities, and of course, vendors with some amazing international products for purchase. For more information visit https://www.greergoesglobal.com/.

    April 14 – Upstate Heart Walk in downtown Greenville. Take a 1 mile or 3 mile walk not only for your own health, but to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke. For more information call (864) 605-7229 or visit http://www2.heart.org/site/TR/HeartWalk/MAA-MidAtlanticAffiliate?pg=entry&fr_id=3035.

    April 14 – Classic Series: The Music of John Williams at the Twichell Auditorium, at Converse College in Spartanburg. The Spartanburg Philharmonic will entertain you with the some of the astounding music created by this extremely talented artist! For more information call (864) 948-9020 or visit https://www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org/events/john-williams/.

    April 14 – South Carolina State Chili Cook-Off on Main Street in Belton. If you like to cook chili or just eat it, you won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy a day filled with fun and some of the best chili you’ve ever had! For more information call (864) 940-3111 or visit https://www.scchilicookoff.com/.

    April 14 – 15 – International Ballet: “Coppelia” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville. Meet an eccentric toymaker who is determined to bring his most famous doll to life in this beautiful ballet that includes some of the best performers in the industry! For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/international-ballet-coppelia.

    April 15 – “Brian Regan” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville. This notable comedian will have you laughing until the show ends! For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/brian-regan.

    April 16 – 22 – “The Diviners” at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson. Identified as the Best New Play by the American College Theatre Festival in 1980, this is the story of a disturbed young man who develops a relationship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the 1930’s. For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/performances/players.html.

    April 17 – USAF Heritage of America Band at the Founders Memorial Amphitorium at Bob Jones University in Greenville. You’ll have the chance to experience the talents of 40 Air Force airmen/musicians who will provide you with an evening of fantastic musical entertainment! For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usaf-heritage-of-america-band-tickets-43618439928.

    April 17 – “The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville. This is a show like no other and will have you amazed at what a wonderful concert they put on! For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-ukulele-orchestra-of-great-britain.

    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/.

    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 March 31 – “The Fourth Cross” at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill. This Easter production is one performance you don’t want to miss! For more information call (803) 803-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/fourth-cross.

    March 28 – April 1 – “Rapunzel” at the Johnson Studio Theatre at Winthrop University in Rock Hill. The Ragtag Players, a troupe of poor traveling “Italian” actors, will present a hilarious musical based on this fairytale. For more information visit https://tockify.com/yorkcountyarts/detail/324/1522281600000.

    March 29 – “Little Red Hen” at the Narroway Theater in Ft. Mill. Just for the kids this interactive show will help them to learn the value of hard work, determination and preparation. For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/childrens-shows/red-hen.

    March 29 – Sumter Disabilities Benefit Gala at the O’Donnell House in Sumter. Enjoy an evening of wonderful food, wine sampling, and a silent auction with proceeds to benefit the children and adults with disabilities in the area. For more information call (803) 778-1669 ext. 119 or visit http://sumterdisabilities.nationbuilder.com/.

    March 30 – “Princess Diaries” at the Bradley Arts and Science Building on the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus in Lancaster. This murder mystery dinner theatre production will provide you with an exciting evening of murder and mystery! For more information visit https://www.lancastercitysc.com/events/the-princess-diaries/.

    March 30 – “Doug McCormick” & “Cody Webb” at the Sylvia Theater in York. Come out and enjoy an evening of good ole’ country music! For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/.

    March 30 – April 1 – Aiken Horse Show at Hitchcock Woods in Aiken. Come out for this one and only fund raiser for the Hitchcock Woods Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit that supports and maintains this amazing urban woodland paradise that is open to the public for walking, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. For more information call (803) 642-0528 or visit http://www.aikenhorseshow.org/.

    March 31 – An Evening of Short Plays at the Etherredge Center of the University of South Carolina Aiken in Aiken. You’ll enjoy an evening of one act plays created by University students. For more information call (803) 641-3305 or visit http://etherredge.usca.edu/performances/calendar.dot#/?i=1.

    March 31 – The Teddy Bear Trot on East Alexander Love Highway in York. To kick-off Child Abuse Awareness Month, this event is a 5K and 1 mile fun run with proceeds to benefit the Children’s Attention Home, a local shelter for abused and neglected children and teens. For more information visit https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/York/TeddyBearTrot.

    March 31 – Easter Bunny Eggspress at the S. C. Railroad Museum in Winnsboro. Here is a chance for the kids (and adults) to ride the train and meet with the Easter bunny so bring the kids out for some great historical fun! For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/whistletix.html.

    March 31 – Carolina Cup at the Springdale Race Track in Camden. It’s that time of year again, so start working on those tailgating plans to attend this favorite midlands spring activity. For more information (803) 432-6513 or visit https://www.carolina-cup.org/.

    March 31 – Herpetology of the Southeast Seminar at the York County Museum in Rock Hill. You and the kids will meet Dr. Whit Gibbons of the Savannah River Ecology Lab who will teach you about these fascinating creatures and the types found in the Piedmont of South Carolina. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2363/.

    March 31 – Easter Eggstravaganza at Harrison-Carver Park in Aiken. Bring the kids out for a fun Easter egg hunt, fun games, hot dogs, drinks, and lots of candy! For more information call (803) 593-4698 or visit http://discoveraikencounty.com/event/easter-eggstravaganza/.

     

    March 31 – Pacers and Polo at the Powderhouse Polo Field in Aiken. Come out and enjoy the “3rd leg” of the Aiken Triple Crown. For more information call (803) 641-3334 or visit https://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/pacers_and_polo.

     

     

    April 1 – 30 – “Marsha Shelburn” Exhibit at the Aiken County Visitor Center in Aiken. Stop in and see the work of this talented local artist! For more information call (803) 642-7557 or visit http://discoveraikencounty.com/event/marsha-shelburn/2018-04-01/.

    April 2 – 6 – Spring Break Art Camp at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken. Kids 4K through 5th grade can enjoy a week exploring their creativity with a variety of themes, styles, and mediums to create their own masterpieces. For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/events/.

    April 3 – Horses ‘N’ Courses in downtown Aiken. Enjoy an artwalk through downtown Aiken while enjoying visual and performing arts, and great food. For more information call (803) 642-7631 or visit https://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/horses_and_courses_art_walk1.

    April 5 – “Allison Creek Bluegrass” at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church in York. Enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment with food available for purchase on site. For more information call (803) 366-1302.

    April 5 – Jazz Concert at the Etherredge Center of the University of South Carolina Aiken in Aiken. Enjoy an evening of jazz music put on by the USC Aiken Jazz Band! For more information call (803) 641-3305 or visit https://etherredge.usca.edu/?trumbaEmbed=date%3D20180402#/?i=1.

    April 5 – 7 – Landmark Conference: Made in Fort Mill at a variety of locations around Fort Mill. This fun weekend will be filled with all things historical where you will learn about the history of the area, as well as the State while enjoying good food, fun opportunities, and the chance to meet other history buffs. For more information send an email to sclocalhistory@gmail.com or visit http://www.csclhs.org/landmark-conference.html.

    April 6 – 21 – “The Dixie Swim Club” at the Aiken Community Playhouse in Aiken. Five Southern women who met in college meet every August at the same location on the Outer Banks to enjoy solitude without family to catch up and reminisce about the past. For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit http://aikencommunityplayhouse.com/shows/.

    April 7 – “Trial by Fire: A Tribute to Journey” at the Sylvia Theater in York. If you like Journey, you will surely enjoy this band! For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/facebook_1520527840803.jpg.

    April 7 – Secret Dinner at a secret location in Rock Hill. Put on by the Arts Council of York County, enjoy an evening of gourmet food, great local entertainment, and contemporary arts in a location that won’t be revealed until after April 1st. For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/acyc-secretdinner.

    April 7 – Groove N’ BrewFest on Main Street in Newberry. Enjoy an afternoon and evening filled with 70’s and 80’s themed music, vintage memorabilia, craft beer, food truck vendors, a classic car show, a costume contest, and more with proceeds to benefit the downtown revitalization project so pull out those vintage clothes and enjoy some great fun. For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=groove-n-brewfest.

    April 7 – July 28 – “The Gospel According to Tennessee” at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill. Set in 1926, this enjoyable dinner production takes you to Tennessee where you’ll have a chance to sing old Southern songs and hear gospel truths through the eyes of Tennessee. For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/gospel-tennessee.

    April 8 – Classic Albums Life: “Led Zeppelin’s II” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. Hear the album from beginning to end live while taking a journey down memory lane! For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=classic-albums-led-zeppelin.

    April 10 – “The Queen’s Six” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. These six tremendously talented men can harmonize to create the most beautiful music, which is likely why the Queen of England hires them to sing at Windsor Castle. For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-queen-s-six.

    April 11 – Arc Attack at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter. See a fantastic show filled with rock and roll and actual electricity! For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/ArcAttack.

    April 12 – 14 – South Carolina Humanities Festival at a variety of locations around Aiken. Learn how Aiken has transformed throughout the years based on historical events and inspirational residents. For more information call (803) 771-2477 or visit http://schumanities.org/featured/2018-south-carolina-humanities-festival-aiken/.

    April 12 – 15 – “Footloose, The Musical” at the Fort Mill High School Auditorium in Fort Mill. Based on the 1984 movie about a boy who moves to a town where dancing is banned, the High School students are prepared to “wow” you with their talent, so come out and support their efforts! For more information call (803) 548-1900 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fmhs-studio-e-presents-footloose-the-musical-tickets-42908185538.

    April 12 – 21 – Come-See-Me-Festival at a variety of locations around Rock Hill. This annual event will include a road race, a frog jump, corn hole, art, music, workshops, and so much more! For more information call (803) 329-7625 or visit https://www.comeseeme.org/.

    April 13 – Tulip Time at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill. Create a beautiful watercolor painting using tissue paper with the guidance of Marcia Kort Buike. For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=finger-pickin-good.

    April 13 – “The Oakridge Boys” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. Still singing after all of these years, you certainly won’t want to miss this fun and entertaining show! For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-oak-ridge-boys.

    April 13 – Improv Show #2 at The Ritz Theatre in Newberry. Presented by the Newberry Community Players, this totally unscripted comedy show will be filled with hilarious surprises. For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=ncp-improv-show-2.

    April 14 – Bottle Tree Workshop at Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio in Lancaster. Create a sculpture of your choosing or make a tree that you can use as a bottle tree for your garden. For more information call (803) 285-9091 or visit https://www.lancastercitysc.com/events/bob-dosters-metal-art-classes-8/.

    April 14 – Block Print Card Workshop at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken. Learn how carving a block of linoleum can be used to create a print for cards, t-shirts, bags, or any other items. For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    April 14 – Spring Watercolor Workshop at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken. In this workshop you’ll create a spring themed watercolor to take home, with all supplies being provided. For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    April 14 – “A Southern Girls Got To Have It” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter. This is a humorous production about Southern girls who won’t stop at anything to get what they want. For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://sumtersc.gov/hotmess.

    April 14 – Walk for Animals at the Albrecht Center in Aiken. Bring your dog out or walk one of the shelter dogs with 100% of the proceeds to go to caring for the animals that come to the shelter. For more information call (803) 648-6863 or visit https://www.letlovelive.org/walk-for-animals.

    April 14 – Sporting Clays Tournament at Hermitage Farms Shooting Sports in Camden. You’ll enjoy a day filled with fun as you rotate through 14 different clay shooting stations, participate in a silent auction, and participate in several raffles. For more information call (803) 254-0118 or visit http://www.rmhcofcolumbia.org/SportingClaysTournament.

    April 14 – “Henry Cho” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. This wonderful comedian straight from Tennessee will certainly have you laughing at his clean but extremely funny show! For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=henry-cho-comedian.

    April 14 & 28 – “So You Want to Publish a Book” with Kimberly G. Massey at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill. If you aspire to be a writer, this two day class with inspire you to find your voice and get started. For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    April 15 – “Finger Pickin’ Good” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. Showcasing some extremely talented guitar pickers, this is guaranteed to be a great show! For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=finger-pickin-good.

    April 17 – 19 – Painting from Photos at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill. This workshop will have you taking photos and then using your own creative style to create a pastel masterpiece using your imagination. 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 April 21 – Festival of Houses and Gardens in the Old and Historic District in Charleston. Who doesn’t love downtown Charleston in the spring, and who wouldn’t enjoy the chance to enter some of the most beautiful homes and gardens in the area, so be sure to sign up for this exciting event! For more information visit http://www.historiccharleston.org/blog/events/category/festival-houses-gardens/.

    Through May 26 – “Super Freak” at the Thirty-Four West Theatre Company in Charleston. Your evening will be filled with funky 70’s music while enjoying a soap opera drama about the scandal of the soap star superfly. For more information call (843) 901-9343 or visit https://www.34west.org/tickets/super-freak.

    March 29 – Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class at Zion United Methodist Church in Cross. With South Carolina being the 8th leading State with Alzheimer’s deaths and over 8000 families just in the Charleston area caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, there is a need for caregivers to learn how to care for themselves while caring for someone with this horrible disease and to learn what resources are available to reach out to for assistance. For more information call (843) 670-3317 or visit http://thearkofsc.org/.

    March 29 – “Home Free: Timeless World Tour” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. Fill your evening with the sound of great country music. For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1587131-home-free-timeless-world-tour-charleston/.

    March 29 – “A Meal to Remember” Gala and Auction at Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms. This black-tie options affair will include signature small plates from local chefs and restaurants while you enjoy bidding for great auction items with proceeds to benefit the East Cooper Meals on Wheels program. For more information call (843) 881-9350 or visit https://www.ecmow.org/12th-annual-meal-remember-gala-auction.

    March 29 – April 8 – Spring Carnival at the Florence Civic Center in Florence. This event will include amusement rides, carnival games, good food, and a chance to enjoy the spring weather. For more information call (843) 679-4525 or visit https://www.florencecenter.com/events/2018/springcarnival18.

    March 30 – “Fire & Rain: The Music of James Taylor & Carol King” at the USC Center for Performing Arts in Beaufort. Spend an evening enjoying the songs of these two extremely talented and well-loved artists as performed by Jim Witter and Gisele Sanderson. For more information visit https://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/?lightbox=dataItem-jb41ootd.

    March 30 – “Women & Petty: A Tribute to Tom Petty” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. This evening will be filled by your favorite Tom Petty songs sung by some very talented local female singers, so come out and support them while taking a journey down memory lane. For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1597383-women-petty-tribute-tom-charleston/.

    March 30 – Lowcountry Paint and Sip Class at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland. Spend some relaxing time using your creativity with the guidance and support of artists Amiri Farris. For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    March 30 – 31 – “Viennese Expressions” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston. Enjoy an evening of chamber music by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/viennese-expressions/.

    March 31 – “Cirque – Taculars World” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island. You’ll get to experience amazing acrobatics and artists creating one-of-a-kind original stunts that are quirky and a lot of fun, so don’t miss the show! For more information call (843) 686-3945 or visit https://ci.ovationtix.com/35023/production/988385.

    March 31 – BaconFest at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. You’ll have the chance to enjoy bacon inspired dishes created by local restaurants, bacon inspired cocktails, and live music by Tru Sol. For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0&offerid=76950

    March 31 – “On The Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Everyone loves the Eagles, so fill your evening with songs that will take you on a journey of the past. For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    March 31 – “Chris D’Elia: Follow the Leader Tour” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. You are in for a treat and an evening filled with tremendous laughter with this tremendous comedian. For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1636962-chris-delia-follow-leader-charleston/.

    March 31 – WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston. For all of the wrestling fans out there, you won’t want to miss this show that will be sure to get you fired up! For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/pretenders.

    March 31 – The Hat Ladies Easter Promenade on Broad Street in downtown Charleston. Ladies of all ages can come out donning their favorite spring hat to honor great hats and humanity for the Easter holiday season all while having great fun! For more information call (843) 762-6679 or visit http://www.hatladies.org/.

    March 31 – “Stone Soup – The Musical” at Center Theatre in Hartsville. This imaginative, high energy, and humorous story that takes the folk story to a more modern day level with a blend of rock, pop, folk, and world music with a tale that will teach you how to conquer your fears! For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/177271119546609.

    April 1 – Project LOVE Gospel Fest at the Ladson Exchange Park in Ladson. This family friendly event is intended to help strengthen the relationship between parents and their children, so come out for a day filled with inspiring music, fun activities, food and more. For more information call (843) 572-3161 or visit http://www.coastalcarolinafair.org/events/2018/project-love-gospel-fest.

    April 3 – Junior Disney Dance Party at the Gaillard Center in Charleston. This interactive live concert is perfect for those overly active kids so bring them out for some great fun! For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/disney-junior-dance-party-on-tour/.

    April 3 – How Does Your Garden Grow at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland. Children from kindergarten to 2nd grade can come enjoy learning about plants, their parts, what makes them grown, and then have the chance to plant some of their own seeds to grow. For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    April 4 – “Kristin Chavez” at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence. This mezzo soprano will absolutely amaze you with her beautiful voice! For more information call (843) 661-4444 or visit http://fmupac.org/event/kirstin-chavez-mezzo-soprano-recital/.

    April 4 – 8 – Carriage Association of the Americas Open Drive Weekend at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at Johns Island County Park in John’s Island. For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://ccprc.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=9003.

    April 4 – 29 – “Shakespeare in Love” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston. Based on the seven time Oscar Award winning film, this humorous production tells the story of young Will Shakespeare who is desperate to produce something, as creditors are at his door, when he meets Viola and is led to the creation of Romeo and Juliet. For more information call (843) 577-7183 or visit https://www.charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/55-shakespeare-in-love.html.

    April 5 – Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class at Zion United Methodist Church in Cross. With South Carolina being the 8th leading State with Alzheimer’s deaths and over 8000 families just in the Charleston area caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, there is a need for caregivers to learn how to care for themselves while caring for someone with this horrible disease and to learn what resources are available to reach out to for assistance. For more information call (843) 670-3317 or visit http://thearkofsc.org/.

    April 6 – “Jimmy Buffet” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston. What a great way to start off the warmer weather than with a concert from this tremendously loved musician! For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/jimmy-buffett.

    April 6 – Kiawah Art and House Tour starting at Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island. You’ll have a chance to see a few of the most beautiful homes on the Island as well as amazing works of art, antiques, and gorgeous gardens! For more information send an email to info@kiawahartsetc.org or visit https://kiawahartsetc.org/art-house-tour/.

    April 6 – 8 – Hilton Head Dance Theatre Terpiscore at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island. You’ll enjoy an evening filled with variety as this show includes both classical and contemporary dance and some extremely talented dancers! For more information call (843) 686-3945 or visit https://ci.ovationtix.com/35023/production/988397.

    April 6 – 8 – Flowertown Festival at Azalea Park in Summerville. Fill your weekend with the beautify of spring flowers, delicious foods, loads of arts and crafts, kids activities, live entertainment, and a whole lot of fun! For more information call (843) 871-9622 ext. 124 or visit http://summervilleymca.org/flowertown-festival/.

    April 7 – “Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth World Tour” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. This is certainly a concert you’ll want to see if you are visiting the beach this weekend! For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    April 7 – Run for the Shelter at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex in North Myrtle Beach. This is a 5K and a 1 mile dog walk, as well as a doggie bone hunt (like an egg hunt) with proceeds to benefit the local Humane Society. For more information visit https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/NorthMyrtleBeach/TheHumaneSocietyofNMBRunfortheShelter5k.

    April 7 – Taste of Bluffton on Calhoun Street in Bluffton. Enjoy some great local food and beverages while enjoying a Battle of the Bands. For more information call (843) 757-1010 or visit https://www.facebook.com/tastebluffton/.

    April 7 – Cooper River Bridge Run starting on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant. Known as one of the State’s favorite 10K races, you’ll enjoy an amazing view as you cross the Cooper River into downtown Charleston and end your day with lots of fun and entertainment! For more information call (843) 856-1949 or visit http://bridgerun.com/.

     

    April 7 – MarshWalk Masters at Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk in Murrells Inlet. You’ll enjoy a round of golf with 9 stops at each Marsh Walk restaurant where you can enjoy food and drink specials before and after the game. For more information call (704) 609-7535 or visit http://www.marshwalk.com/events/.

    April 7 – 8 – “Harry Potter in Concert” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston. The Charleston Symphony Orchestra will provide you with an evening of music from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/harry-potter-in-concert.

    April 7 – 8 – Spring Festival at a variety of locations around Cheraw. This weekend will be filled with lots of fun activities and events for the entire family including live entertainment, a petting zoo, arts and craft vendors, art exhibits, cultural and historical events, good food, and much more! For more information call (843) 537-8400 or visit http://www.cheraw.com/event_details.php?Cheraw-Spring-Festival-274.

    April 7 – 9 – Monday After the Masters at The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach. This event is a weekend filled with golf, food, drink, and live entertainment all put on by Hootie and the Blowfish. For more information visit http://www.hootiegolf.com/.

    April 8 – “The Sounds of Ivory: A Tribute to Famed Piano Singers by many Houston” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. If you like piano music, you are certain to enjoy this fantastic show! For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1649857-sound-ivory-tribute-famed-charleston/.

    April 8 – Charleston Honey & Bee Expo at the Cinebarre in Mount Pleasant. If you want to learn about bee keeping or just want to enhance your knowledge, this is the place to come! For more information visit https://sites.google.com/site/charlestonareabeekeepers/calendar/expo.

    April 8 – Lowcountry Cajun Festival at James Island County Park in Charleston. Take a trip to New Orleans without leaving the State, with great Cajun and Creole food, Zydeco music, and lots of fun kid’s activities for a day of great fun for the entire family! For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/137/Lowcountry-Cajun-Festival.

    April 8 – Lowcountry Kids Expo & Summer Camp Fair at the Gaillard Center in Charleston. Learn about all the best kid resources available with lots of fun activities for the kids to participate in throughout the day. For more information call (813) 463-2712 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-kids-expo-summer-camp-fair-tickets-36870976082.

    April 10 – Francis Marion University Percussion Ensemble at the Performing Arts Center in Florence. Enjoy the music of these talented performers as they provide you with a variety of music to entertain you! For more information call (843) 661-4444 or visit http://fmupac.org/event/fmu-percussion-ensemble/.

    April 10 – “Dweezil Zappa” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. Dweezil is on a mission to “unlock the mysteries” of the iconic music of Frank Zappa with this tour including some of his “boldest compositions”. For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1597530-dweezil-zappa-charleston/.

    April 10 – “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston. Bring the kids out for a fun family event where you can meet and interact with prehistoric life-like dinosaurs! For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/erth-dinosaur-zoo/.

    April 12 – “The Dark Star Orchestra” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. If you are a fan of The Grateful Dead, you won’t want to miss this show! For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1603296-dark-star-orchestra-charleston/.

    April 12 – “Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston. You’ll have the chance to hear 15 of the best and most talented jazz musicians today with Wynton Marsalis as Managing and Artistic Director. For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/jazz-lincoln-center-wynton-marsalis/.

    April 12 – Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class at Zion United Methodist Church in Cross. With South Carolina being the 8th leading State with Alzheimer’s deaths and over 8000 families just in the Charleston area caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, there is a need for caregivers to learn how to care for themselves while caring for someone with this horrible disease and to learn what resources are available to reach out to for assistance. For more information call (843) 670-3317 or visit http://thearkofsc.org/.

    April 12 – 14 – Puddin’ Swamp Festival in downtown Turbeville. You’ll enjoy a weekend of live entertainment, good food, amusement rides, corn hole, arts and craft vendors, and more! For more information call (843) 659-2781 or visit http://www.puddinswamp.com/.

    April 12 – 15 – Charleston Race Week at Charleston Harbor in Charleston. It’s time again for the sailboats to prepare for this annual regatta to see who is the best sailor! For more information call (843) 628-5900 or visit https://www.charlestonraceweek.com/.

    April 13 – “Blackberry Smoke – Find A Light Tour” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. This one extremely talented group that creates a sound like no other band! For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    April 13 – “An Evening with Gillian Welch” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. With her 2011 album, The Harrow and the Harvest, which was nominated for a Grammy, you are certain to have an enjoyable evening of country/folk music by this talented artist. For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1622645-evening-gillian-welch-charleston/.

    April 13 – Incluza-Palooza at the College of Charleston Stern Student Center in Charleston. This event sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, this event will create an event that encourages unity and inclusion, with local performers, celebrities, and a fun positive evening! For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2035670526703603/.

    April 13 – Dancing with the Start Oxygen Ball at the Gaillard Center in Charleston. This black tie optional event will include a gourmet dinner, silent and live auction items, a celebrity dance competition, and loads of fun! For more information call (843) 556-8451 or visit http://charlestonoxygenball.org/.

    April 13 – 15 – “Beethoven’s Seventh” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston. Presented by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra you’ll enjoy a wonderful evening of music! For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/beethovens-seventh-3/.

    April 14 – Comedy Night at the Florence Little Theatre in Florence. Enjoy an evening of laughter to brighten up your weekend! For more information call (843) 662-3731 or visit http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/shows.

    April 14 – “Brian Regan” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston. This comedian is sure to fill your evening with laughter! For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/brian-regan-1.

    April 14 – “Blackberry Smoke: Find a Light Tour” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. Their sound that is a blend of rock, blues, country and rock is sure to be enjoyed by anyone who attends and surely won’t disappoint! For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1644344-blackberry-smoke-find-light-charleston/.

    April 14 – Taste of the Coast at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach. This will be a day filled with some of the tastiest treats you’ve ever put in your mouth! For more information call (843) 272-8163 or visit http://www.tocnmb.com/.

    April 14 – 15 – Battle of Charleston at Legare Farms on Johns Island. Reenactors will be on site to do living history demonstrations and you’ll experience living history and skirmishes from pirates and the Revolutionary War to Vietnam so don’t miss out on what is sure to be an amazing event! For more information call (843) 559-0788 or visit http://www.battleofchas.com/.

    April 14 – 15 – Pee Dee Area Spring Coin Show at the Florence-Darlington Technical College in Florence. For the coin collectors in the crowd, here is another chance to search for those rare coins you want for your collection. For more information call (843) 968-8706 or visit http://peedeeareacoinclub.com/events/view/?event=219&month=04&year=2018.

    April 14 – 21 – Women Build 2018 at the Heritage Oaks on James Island. Women from all walks of life come out for a week to help build a Habitat House for a family in need! For more information call (843) 768-0998 or visit https://tridenthabitat.com/pages/sihh-women-build-2018.

    April 15 – “REO Speedwagon” & “STYX” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston. Take a walk down memory lane with this two 70’s and 80’s iconic bands! For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/reo-speedwagon-styx-with-special-guest-don-felder.

    April 15 – “An Afternoon with Dr. Aprille J. Ericsson, Unhidden Figure and Aerospace Engineer” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. This first time female Howard University PhD graduate in Mechanical Engineering now works for NASA and has been a recipient of the prestigious Washington Award, so don’t’ miss a chance to hear this amazing and inspirational woman! For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1659531-afternoon-dr-aprille-j-charleston/.

    April 16 – “The Decemberists” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston. Enjoy an evening of indie rock music with these talented musicians! For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/the-decemberists.

    April 16 – 21 – Myrtle Beach International Film Festival at the Grand 14 Theater at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Film makers from around the world will showcase their films at this Festival that is known as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world. For more information call (843) 497-0220 or visit http://myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com/.

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