Looking for something unique to do with out of town holiday guests? Or ready for a break from the hustle and bustle? Doin’ The Charleston Tours is the only tour company in town offering Christmas morning tours of historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Come enjoy the sites and sounds of the holidays from a unique vantage point and learn all about Charleston’s unique history in the process. Book now as this tour fills up fast!
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Ongoing: Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. Charles Pinckney, a principal
author and signer of the U.S. Constitution, owned seven plantations. Enslaved
Africans and African-Americans on Lowcountry plantations developed a
unique culture known collectively today as “Gullah.” Gullah people made significant
contributions not only to the Lowcountry plantation system but also to American
culture in general. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, 1254 Long Point
Rd. Mt. Pleasant. Open daily, 9a.m.-5p.m. Admission is FREE. For more info, call
(843) 881-5516 and visit www.nps.gov/chpi.
Ongoing: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. Cannons boom. Muskets
bark. Interpretive rangers in 17th century dress tend heirloom crops. They’re
all part of the “new” Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. Here a group of
English settlers landed in 1670 and established what would become the birthplace
of the Carolinas colony, the plantation system of the American South, and
one of the continent’s first major port cities. And here the story is still told. Opened
in 1970 as Charles Towne Landing State Park, the peaceful park on a marshy
point off the Ashley River was rebuilt in 2006 with a sharpened focus on the site’s
remarkable past. Begin with the 12-room, interactive museum in the Visitors Center
that includes a “digital dig.” Then walk the self-guided history trail, using the
MP3 players that add an audio tour to the experience. Admire the Adventure, a
full-size replica sailing ship built onsite, and the authentic experimental crop garden.
Talk to archaeologists at work. And leave time for the Animal Forest natural
habitat zoo and 80 acres of gardens that includes an elegant live oak alle’ and the
Legare-Waring House. Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Open daily
from 9a.m.-5p.m. Admission is $7.50/adults; $3.75/S.C. seniors; $3.50/students
ages 6-15, FREE/children under 6. For more info, call (843) 852-4200 and visit
Ongoing: Charleston Art Tours presents Charleston Fine Art Gallery Tour.
Reserve your spot to see 6 to 8 of Charleston’s most exciting art galleries with a
Charleston professional artist as your guide! In this informative and enjoyable two
hour VIP walking tour you will see the wealth of celebrated and emerging talent
in a quiet, unrushed fashion while getting a professional artist’s perspective. You
will also get the inside scoop on the artists and their artwork, allowing you to have
a rare, private look into the best of the Charleston art world in a small personal
group of up to 8 people. Finish up your tour with champagne, sparkling water,
and chocolates. Be enlightened and inspired! Ages 14+. Starts at the Charleston
Art Tour office, 53 Broad St., Suite 201. 10a.m.-12p.m. or 2-4p.m. Admission is
$49. For more info, call (843) 860-3327, email info@CharlestonArtTours.com and
Ongoing: Charleston Art Tours presents The Charleston Renaissance Tour.
Start your tour at the Gibbes Museum with professional artist tour guide; learn and
see how the painters of the Charleston Renaissance (beginning in 1915) influenced
Charleston with a flourish of artistic activity and started the building of Charleston as
a center of art. Explore the Gibbes’ masters of today and visit the art galleries in the
French Quarter that show their works! The whole picture is a fascinating look at how
Charleston has evolved into one of the most vibrant artist colonies in the East. Ticket
includes entry to the Gibbes Museum, 6 galleries, small personal group of up to 8,
champagne, chocolates and a gift bag. Ticket includes re-entry to the Gibbes Museum
after the tour. Meet at Gibbes Museum, 135 Meeting St. Tues.-Sat. from
10a.m.-12:30p.m. $55. For more info, call (843) 860-3327, email info@charlestonarttours.
com and visit www.CharlestonArtTours.com.
Ongoing: Charleston City Hall Council Chamber. The 2nd oldest Council
Chamber in continuous use in the U.S., contains 27 black walnut desks made in
1818. The two chandeliers, originally lit with gas, date back to 1850. Above the
main floor is a Visitors’ Gallery encircled by a bowed cast iron railing. Exposed
earthquake rods are incorporated into the design of the hand-painted tin paneled
ceiling, the perimeter of which contains the original 1896 Thomas Edison light
bulbs that burned in the room until 1983. The Chamber also serves as an art
gallery displaying a priceless collection of original oil portraits of figures important
to state and national history, including likenesses of four U.S. Presidents.
Charleston City Hall, 80 Broad St. Open Mon.-Fri. from 8:30a.m.-5p.m. Admission
is FREE. For more info, call (843) 724-3727 and visit www.charleston-sc.gov.
Ongoing: The Charleston Museum. America’s first museum showcases cultural
and natural history of South Carolina’s coastal region. Enjoy the rich variety
of exhibited objects ranging from ancient fossils and an enormous whale skeleton
to Civil War artifacts and historic Charleston silver. Charleston Museum, 360
Meeting St. Mon.-Sat. 9a.m.-5p.m.; Sun. 1-5p.m. Admission is $10/adults;
$5/children 3-12; FREE/children under 3. For more info, call (843) 722-2996
and visit www.charlestonmuseum.org.
Ongoing: Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. The mission of the Children’s
Museum of the Lowcountry is to spark the love of learning in all children.
Through interactive, interdisciplinary, hands-on environments and experiences with
the arts, sciences and humanities, children will develop creative thinking and problem
solving skills, and a belief in their own potential. Open Tues.-Sat. from 9a.m.-
5p.m., Sun. from 1-5p.m. Admission is $7/adults & children; FREE/members &
children under 1. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. For more info,
call (843) 853-8962 and visit www.explorecml.org.
Ongoing: Confederate Museum. 188 Meeting St., corner of Meeting and Market
Sts. Open Tues.- Sat. from 11am-3:30pm. Admission is $5/adults & teens;
$3/children 6-12; FREE/children under 6. Donations are always welcome. For
more info, visit www.csa-scla.org and call (843) 723-1541.
Ongoing: Drayton Hall. A National Historic Landmark and a property of the National
Trust for Historic preservation. Built in 1738, it is the oldest and finest colonial
plantation house in Charleston. It is the only plantation that survived the Civil
War intact. It is noted for its hand-carved woodwork and plasterwork. After seven
generations, the Revolutionary and Civil wars, and numerous hurricanes and earthquakes,
the main house remains in nearly original condition. Drayton Hall, 3380
Ashley River Rd. Open daily from 8:30a.m.-5p.m. Admission is $15/adults;
$8/youth ages 12-18; $6/children ages 6-11; FREE/children under 5. For more
info, call (843) 769-2605 and visit www.draytonhall.org.
Ongoing: Fort Sumter Monument & Museum. The National Park Service
presents tours of Fort Sumter, located on an island in Charleston harbor. The
concession-operated ferry leaves from two locations: Liberty Square, 340 Concord
St., and Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Rd.,
Mt. Pleasant. For ferry departure times, visit the concessionaire’s website at
www.fortsumtertours.com. For more info, call (843) 883-3123 and visit
Ongoing: Hampton Plantation. Offers historic house museum tours, interpreting
colonial architecture and rice plantation life. Hampton Plantation, 1950
Rutledge Rd., McClellanville. Admission to the grounds is FREE; house admission
fee is $4/adults; $2.50/S.C. seniors; $3/child or youth age 6-15. Grounds open
daily from 9a.m.-6p.m. The mansion is open for tours Sat. through Tues. at 1p.m.,
2p.m. and 3p.m. For more info, visit www.southcarolinaparks.com.
Ongoing: Heyward-Washington House and Joseph Manigault House.
Charleston Museum presents tours of the historic Heyward-Washington House
and Joseph Manigault House. Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Open Mon.-
Sat. from 10a.m.-5p.m.; Sun. from 1-5p.m. The last tour each day is at 4:30p.m.
Admission is $10/adults; $5/children 3-12; FREE/members. For more info, call
(843) 722-2996 and visit www.charlestonmuseum.org.
Ongoing: The Hunley. On the night of February 17, 1864, the H.L. Hunley embarked
on a dangerous mission that would forever mark her place in history. Eight
men, led by Lt. George Dixon, entered an experimental vessel that was to become
the first successful submarine in world history, with a mission to sink an enemy
ship, the USS Housatonic. That night, the Hunley rammed her spar torpedo into
the hull of the Housatonic. She then surfaced long enough for her crew to signal
their comrades on the shore of Sullivan’s Island with a blue magnesium light, (or
lantern) indicating a successful mission. The shore crew stoked their signal fires
and anxiously awaited the Hunley’s safe return. But minutes after her historic
achievement, the Hunley and all hands onboard vanished into the sea without a
trace. Warren Lasch Conservation Center, 1250 Supply St. (on the old Charleston
Naval Base), North Charleston. Tours on Sat. from 10a.m.-5p.m., Sun. from 12-
5p.m. Admission is $12/adults; $10/seniors, military & members; FREE/children
under 5; order in person, at www.etix.com or call (877) 448-6539. For more info,
call (843) 743-4865 ext. 10 and visit www.hunley.org
Ongoing: Middleton Place. A National Historic Landmark and a carefully preserved
18th-century plantation that has survived revolution, Civil War, and earthquake.
It was the home of four important generations of Middleton’s, beginning with
Henry Middleton, President of the First Continental Congress; Arthur, a signer of the
Declaration of Independence; Henry, Governor of South Carolina and an American
Minister to Russia; and Williams, a signer of the Ordinance of Secession. Visitors
are invited to tour the Gardens, the House Museum, and the Plantation Stableyards.
Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Admission is $25-$45/adults; $5-$30/children.
For more info, call (800) 782-3608 and visit www.middletonplace.org
Ongoing: Nathaniel Russell House and Aiken-Rhett House. Historic
Charleston Foundation offers tours of the historic Nathaniel Russell House and
Aiken-Rhett House. Open Mon.-Sat. from 10a.m.-5p.m., Sun. from 2-5p.m.
Nathaniel Russell House, 51 Meeting St. and Aiken-Rhett House, 48 Elizabeth St.
Admission is $10/one site; $16/both sites. Admission may be purchased at either
site. For more info, call (843) 723-1159 and visit www.historiccharleston.org.
Ongoing: The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon. A ‘must-see’ for all
Charleston visitors. During your visit, you will discover this building’s integral role
in our country’s quest for independence and its important service to our young nation.
Owned by the South Carolina Society of the Daughters of American Revolution,
the Old Exchange offers public tours of its three floors that highlight various
aspects of Charleston history during the Colonial and Revolutionary eras and put
into context the people and events of the period. Old Exchange Building, 122
East Bay St. Open daily from 9a.m.-5p.m. Admission is $7/adults, $3.50/children
ages 7-12, $3.50/students, FREE/children under 7 accompanied by an adult;
group rates and other discounts available. For more info, call (843) 727-2165
and visit www.oldexchange.com.
Ongoing: The Old Slave Mart Museum. Learn the story of Charleston’s role
in this inter-state slave trade by focusing on the history of this particular building
and site and the slave sales that occurred here. 6 Chalmers St. Open Mon.-Sat.
from 9a.m.-5p.m. Admission is $7/adults; $5/seniors, students, and children over
5; FREE/children under 6. For more info, call (843) 958-6467 and visit
Ongoing: The Original Charleston Walks presents Gibbes Art Museum
Discovery Tours. Learn of Charleston’s early emergence as one of America’s
great artistic centers, the collapse of the arts as a result of the Civil War, and their
eventual revival during the Charleston Renaissance of the 1920s and 30s. Be inspired
by the same historic streets and sites as DuBose Heyward, Alice Ravenel,
Huger Smith and Alfred Hutty. Guides offer biographical vignettes of the city’s
key visual artists and writers, and give lively readings. Duration: 2 hours. For reservations
and more info, call (800) 729-3420 and visit www.charlestonwalks.com.
Ongoing: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Features the USS Yorktown,
Planes & Flight Deck tours, USS Laffey, USS Clamagore, USS Ingham,
Congressional Medal of Honor Museum, Vietnam Support Base, and the Cold
War Memorial. Admission is $16/adults 12+; $13/seniors & active duty military
w/ID; $9/children 6-11; FREE/active duty military in uniforms & children under 6
with adult admission. Parking is $3/all day. Open daily from 9a.m.-6:30p.m. Patriots
Point Naval & Maritime Museum, 40 Patriot’s Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant. For
more info, call (843) 881-5984 and visit www.patriotspoint.org.
Ongoing: The Powder Magazine. South Carolina’s oldest public building, The
Powder Magazine (circa 1713), served as an arsenal within the old walled city of
Charleston. Interact with historians and see museum exhibits that relate to
Charleston’s colonial and American Revolution history. The Powder Magazine, 79
Cumberland St. Open Mon.-Sat. from 10a.m.-4p.m.; Sun. from 1-4p.m. Admission
is $2/adults; $1/children 6-12. For more info, call (843) 722-9350, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.powdermag.org.
Included FREE with your Doin’ The Charleston Tour!
Ongoing: The South Carolina Aquarium Watch our otters get their breakfast,
talk to scuba divers in the Great Ocean Tank to learn how we feed our sharks, and
get up-close-and-personal to a snake, turtle, alligator and more. Educational programs
offered daily. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Open daily
from 9am-5pm. Admission is $17.95/adults; $16.95/seniors 62+; $10.95/children
ages 2-11; FREE/children under 2. For more info, call (843) 720-1990 and
Dec. 1: Drayton Hall and Middleton Place present “A Day on the Ashley.”
At Drayton Hall visitors will experience a one-hour Connoisseur’s House
Tour, self-guided nature walks, one of the oldest documented African-American
cemeteries in the nation still in use, and the artisan-inspired museum shop. At
Middleton Place visitors will enjoy a casual lunch followed by a guided tour of the
house museum, self-guided tour of America’s oldest landscaped gardens, the
Plantation Stableyards, freedmen’s cabin, chapel, and museum shop. Optional
carriage tours are also available. The new Day on the Ashley package must be reserved
at least 48 hours in advance and is subject to availability. Drayton Hall and
Middleton Place, Ashley River Rd. Call for price. For more info, call (843) 769-
2630, email email@example.com and visit www.draytonhall.org.
Dec. 2-16: Charleston Museum presents Holiday Wining and Dining
Tours at the Heyward-Washington House. Catch the holiday spirit at The
Charleston Museum’s Heyward-Washington House. Special 18th Century
See elaborate table settings and period appropriate faux food throughout the various
entertaining spaces within the house. Tour the c. 1740 kitchen building and
learn about open hearth cooking. Visit the laundry area, servants’ quarters, and
auxiliary kitchen herb garden. Heyward-Washington House, 87 Church St. Dec.
2, 9, 16 at 4p.m. Admission is FREE/members and children under 3; FREE/with
regular museum admission of $10/adults; $5/children. For more info, visit
Dec. 4-31: Charleston Museum presents Holiday Decorations at the
Joseph Manigault House. Each year, the Garden Club of Charleston uses this
magnificent house as a backdrop for their creative arrangements, using only live
plant materials that would have been available in the Lowcountry during the 19th
century. Joseph Manigault House, 350 Meeting St. Dec. 4-31 open 10a.m.-5p.m.
Mon.-Sat.; 1-5p.m. Sun. Admission is FREE/members and children under 3;
FREE/with regular museum admission of $10/adults; $5/children. For more info,
Dec. 20: Charleston Museum presents a special One-Day Exhibit: Original
South Carolina Ordinance of Secession. The Charleston Museum will
exhibit the original South Carolina Ordinance of Secession on the 150th anniversary
of its signing. The document comes to us on loan from the SC Department
of Archives and History. Please be sure to stop by and see it on December
20, the only day it will be on exhibit to the public in Charleston! Charleston Museum,
360 Meeting St. Dec. 20 from 9a.m.-5p.m. Admission is FREE/members
and children under 3; FREE/with regular museum admission of $10/adults;
$5/children. For more info, visit www.charlestonmuseum.org.
Ongoing: The American Military Museum. American Military Museum,
360 Concord. St. Ste. 9. Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 1-5pm. Admission
is $7/adults, $5/seniors 55+/veterans and spouse/drilling NG/res/spouse,
$3/student 13-18 or any current student ID; $2/children 6-12; FREE/active duty
& spouses. For more info, call (843) 577-7000 and visit www.americanmilitarymuseum.
Ongoing: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture
at the College of Charleston.Offers tours of the building and museum
galleries. Avery Research Center, 125 Bull St. St. Mon-Fri 10:30a.m., 11:30a.m.,
1:30p.m., 2:30p.m., 3:30p.m.; Sat. 12:30p.m., 1:30p.m., 2:30p.m., 3:30p.m. Admission
is FREE. For more info, call (843) 953-7609 or visit www.cofc.edu/avery.
Ongoing: Boone Hall Plantation. Presentations that cannot be found on any
other plantations in the area are part of what helps make Boone Hall unique. However,
these shows are seasonal so check in advance for performance dates and
times. 1235 Long Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant. $17.50/adults; $15/seniors, military, &
AAA members; $7.50/children 6-12; FREE/children 5 and under. For more info,
call (843) 884-4371 and visit www.boonehallplantation.com.
Ongoing: Cabbage Row. The section of Church Street used as the inspiration
for “Catfish Row” in the Dubose Heyward story, “Porgy.” This story was the basis
for Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess,” which is a fictionalized glimpse of black
life during the 1920’s. The character “Porgy” was based on an actual Charlestonian,
Samuel Smalls. Church St. at Tradd St. Admission is FREE. For more info, call
Through Dec. 1: Best of Broadway presents A Chorus Line. In an empty
theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete.
For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It’s what they’ve
worked for – with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their
lives. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed – to have the
chance to dance. This is A CHORUS LINE, the musical for everyone who’s ever
had a dream and put it all on the line. North Charleston Performing Arts Center,
5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Nov. 30 & Dec 1 at 7:30p.m. Admission is
$37.20-$69.90. For more info, visit www.NorthCharlestonColiseumPAC.com.
Dec. 1-29: Theatre 99 presents Laugh For a Lincoln. Two to three acts of hilarious
improve comedy for just $5. Yes, just 5 bucks. Who will be in the show?
One act during Laugh for a Lincoln will feature seven or eight Theatre 99 company
members from the following list: Andy Adkins, David Appleton, John Ballard, Ally
Bing, Anne Bowen, Andre Comfort, David Dabney, Kathleen Donnelly, Sarah
Gadol, Peter Gaille, Betsy Harper, Kendra Haskins, Derek Humphrey, Tommy
Hutchins, Sam Jackel, PJ Jackson, Shon Kennedy, Chad Layman, Andy Livengood,
Amber Mann, Heather Moss-Layman, Andrew Rider, Tahlia Robinson, Dusty Slay,
Justina Sparling, Louise Strasenburgh, Brandy Sullivan, Mark Szlachetka, Greg
Tavares, Angel Tolentino, Chet Wagner, Rebekah Wheeler, George Younts. Theatre
99, 280 Meeting St. (above The Bicycle Shoppe). Dec.1, 8, 15, 22, 19 at
8p.m. Admission is $5. For more info, visit www.theatre99.com.
Dec. 2-16: The Village Playhouse presents A Christmas Story. A Holiday
Classic Returns! All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder 200-Shot Carbine
Action Range Model Air Rifle with a compass and this thing that tells time
built right into the stock! Brighten the holidays with this hilarious and critically acclaimed
stage adaptation of Jean Shepherd’s wry and witty tale of a special
Christmas past-a time when we all had less and it felt like more! Village Playhouse,
760 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. Dec. 2-4, 9-11 & 16-18 at 7p.m.; Dec. 12 & 19
at 3p.m. Admission is $27/adults; $25/seniors; $20/students; $15/children. For
more info, call (843) 856-1579 and visit www.villageplayhouse.com.
Dec. 3: City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program presents Charles
Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” performed by Atlantic Coast Theatre.
This is the traditional Scrooge story as performed by Charles Dickens and his
sister, Fan, in the scene of the Dickens’ drawing room where 15 characters from
the book are portrayed. For Grades K-8. Sterett Hall Auditorium, 1530 7th Street
on the former Charleston Naval Base, North Charleston. Dec. 3 at 10a.m. Admission
is $2/child; FREE/accompanying adults. For more info visit
Dec. 3-12: Sprout Children’s Theatre presents Cinderella. Experience the excitement
of live theatre this December with Sprout Children’s Theatre! With princes
and pumpkins, glass slippers, fairy godmothers and ugly step-sisters, whatever is a
girl to do? With the children sitting only 5 feet away from the action, hillarious lyrics,
beautiful ballads, magical effect, uproarious chase-scenes and tons of audience
participation, this play will surely bring happy endings for the whole family. Creative
Spark Center for the Arts, 757 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant. Dec. 3 & 10 at 7 p.m.;
Dec. 4 & 11 at 1 p.m.; Dec. 5 & 12 at 3 p.m. Admission is $10/advance; $12/door.
For more info, call (843) 881-3780 and visit www.creativespark.org.
Dec. 3-19: The Footlight Players present Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
Directed by Robert Ivey, direct from Broadway, the classic holiday movie White
Christmas comes to the stage at last! This brand new musical shines with classic
Berlin hits like “Blue Skies”, “How Deep Is the Ocean?” and, of course, the unforgettable
title song, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”, and tells the story of two buddies
putting on a show in a magical Vermont Inn and finding their perfect mates in
the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written,
this musical promises a merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family!
Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Dec. 3-4, 9-11, 16-18 at 8p.m.; Dec.
5, 12 & 19 at 3p.m. Admission is $30/adults; $27/seniors; $20/students; $15/children.
For more info, call (843) 722-4487 and visit www.footlightplayers.org.
Dec. 3-19: Charleston Stage presents A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story
of Christmas. Charleston Stage’s acclaimed original adaptation of A Christmas
Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas magically returns to the Dock Street Theatre
this December. Now audiences will be closer than ever to this wonderful story of
Scrooge and his Christmas Eve encounter with three ghoulish specters. With colorful
period costumes, stunning Christmas card sets, magical special effects and
scores of actors, singers, dancers and musicians, A Christmas Carol, A Ghost
Story of Christmas is a holiday spectacular not to be missed. Dock Street Theatre,
135 Church St. Dec. 3-4, 8-11, 16-18 at 7:30p.m.; Dec. 5 at 5p.m.; Dec. 12, 19
at 3p.m. Admission is $38-52/adults; $36-52/seniors; $22-52/students. For
more info, call (843) 577-7183 and visit www.charlestonstage.com.
Dec. 4: Theatre 99 presents Charleston Comedy Festival Stand-Up Competition
Preliminary Rounds. There are 5 exciting prelim rounds. Each prelim
will feature 12 stand ups performing five minute sets each. The audience will vote
with ballots for their top four favorites and they will move on to the next round. The
semifinals and finals will be held on January 7 and 8, 2011 at 10pm and will be
judged by the audience as well. The finals will be held on January 18 at 8p.m. The
winner will receive $1000. This is an official part of The Charleston Comedy Festival,
now in its eighth year. Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Dec. 4 at 10p.m. Admission
is $5. For more info, call (843) 853-6687, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and
Dec. 4: Deuce Theatre presents The 24 Hour Plays Festival. Six one-act
plays are written, directed, rehearsed and performed in one crazy 24 hour stretch!
South of Broadway Studios, 1080 East Montague Ave. Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Admission
is $10. For more info, call (800) 838-3006 and (843) 580-2223, email
email@example.com, and visit www.deucetheatre.com.
Dec. 9-12: Threshold Repertory Theatre presents Every Christmas Story
Ever Told (and then some!). A madcap romp through the holiday season! Instead
of performing A CHRISTMAS CAROL for the umpteenth time, three actors
decide to cover every “Beloved Holiday Classic” from Dickens to Dr. Seuss, along
with Christmas traditions from around the world, AND every carol ever sung. From
Frosty to Rudolph to IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, no holiday icon is spared in this
whirlwind of seasonal merriment. Under the expert direction of Mark Mixson, nimble
performers Peter Galle, David Moon, and Larry Perewiznyk make mincemeat
pie of festive traditions in a rollicking show that will have you laughing harder than
spiked eggnog. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Dec. 9-12 at 7:30p.m.;
Dec. 11-12 at 2:30p.m. Admission is $15/adults; $15/seniors & students;
$5/children under 12. For more info, call (843) 743-9096, email thresholdrep@
gmail.com, and order tickets online at https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/
Dec. 10-11: Theatre 99 presents Comedian Vic Henley. A true comedy veteran,
Alabama-born Vic Henley has done it all. Co-author of a national bestselling
book “Games Rednecks Play” with fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Vic has appeared
on HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, BRAVO, CMT and just about every
other stand up comedy show on television. He was a VH-1 VJ and has his own
Comedy Central Presents half hour special as well as performances on The Late
Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Theatre 99,
280 Meeting St. Dec. 10 & 11 at 10p.m. Admission is $15. For more info, visit
Dec. 10-18: Pure Theatre presents Waffle Haus Christmas written by Rodney
Lee Rogers and directed by Sharon Graci. Originally created, for PURE’s
2007 Holiday Shorts, Waffle House Christmas is a wildly imaginative and hilarious
look at a timeless classic. One Christmas Eve in a not so distant time, at a
Waffle House near you, three Elvis-like ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future
come to save the familial relationships of a burned-out queen of old-school
waitresses, her upwardly challenged line-cook son, and his very “special” daughter.
Will they rise to the holiday occasion, or will they sink into the depths and be
destroyed by dysfunction hot off the grill? I’ll have that Yule-tide scattered, smothered,
and covered, please! Charleston Ballet Theatre, 477 King St. Dec. 10-11,
16-18 at 7:30p.m. Admission is $15-30. For more info, call (866) 811-4111 and
Dec. 11-18: Charleston Stage presents The Best Christmas Pageant
Ever. The Herdmans, the worst kids in town, are back! No one is prepared when
this outlaw family takes over the lead roles in the annual Christmas pageant, making
this year’s pageant the most unusual anyone has ever seen and, quite possibly,
the best one ever. Watch as the Herdmans and their community learn to work
together, while discovering the true meaning of Christmas. Dock Street Theatre,
135 Church St. Dec. 11 & 18 at 3p.m. Admission is $22. For more info, call (843)
577-7183 and visit www.charlestonstage.com.
Dec. 12: Town of Kiawah Island Arts Council presents Gift of the Magi
with Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina and Chamber Music Charleston.
The famous storyteller, O. Henry, drops into a local café in New York City in 1910.
With inspiration from an ensemble of local musicians performing traditional Christmas
melodies, O. Henry weaves together a new Christmas tale of holiday love
and sacrifice. The story is brought to life with words and music in a one-act play
by Chris Weatherhead with musical arrangement by Sandra Nikolajevs. Church
of Our Saviour, 4416 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy., Johns Island. Dec. 12 at 4p.m. Admission
is FREE; advance complimentary ticket required. For more info, call (843)
768-9166 and visit www.kiawahisland.org/artscouncil/default.aspx.
Dec. 16-19: Deuce Theatre presents The Humbug Holiday Hour. A humorous
harangue of the seven deadly sins of the holiday season. South of Broadway
Studios, 1080 East Montague Ave. Dec. 16-18 at 8p.m.; Dec. 19 at 3p.m.
Admission is $15/general; $10/students & seniors. For more info, call (800) 838-
3006 to purchase tickets or (843) 580-2223 for more info and visit
Dec. 17-19: Midtown/Sheri Grace Productions and Sprouts Professional
Children’s Theatre presents Cinderella. The Charleston Acting Studio, 915
Folly Rd., James Island. Dec. 17 at 7p.m.; Dec. 18 at 11a.m. & 1p.m.; Dec. 19 at
2p.m. Admission is $10/advance; $12/at the door. For more info, call (843) 795-
2223 and visit www.midtownproductions.org.
Dec. 21: North Charleston Coliseum presents Holiday Twist: Reuniting
Four Stars from the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Featuring
Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer, this special
concert tour reunites four stars from the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey
Boys. Witness this new journey of four Broadway Stars whose unique sound and
chemistry has catapulted them from Broadway stage to concert venues across
America. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North
Charleston. Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $30-$59.50. For more info, call
(843) 529-5000 and visit www.coliseumpac.com.
Dec. 22-23: Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina and Chamber Music
Charleston presents The Gift of the Magi. The famous storyteller, O. Henry,
drops into a local café in New York City in 1910 to work on a new Christmas tale
of holiday love and sacrifice as local musicians inspire him. The Dock Street Theatre,
135 Church St., Charleston. Dec. 22 & 23 at 7p.m. Admission is $17/general;
$5/children ages 8-17; recommended for audiences ages 8 and above. For
more info, call (843) 763-4941 and visit www.chambermusiccharleston.org.
Dec. 1: Charleston Concert Association presents Vienna Boys Choir. Ring
in the holiday season with the enchanting sounds of the Vienna Boys Choir! This
legendary choir has captivated millions with their incredible musicianship and
unique charm. Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. Dec. 1 at 7p.m.
$20.75-$76.25. Visit www.charlestonconcerts.org and www.ticketmaster.com.
Dec. 2: Town of Kiawah Island Arts Council presents a Holiday Concert
with Yuriy Bekker. Selections have been chosen to usher in the holiday season
and to showcase some of the most popular pieces for the string orchestra such
as Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Purcell’s Chacony and selections from the
Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. Vocalist Leah Suarez, one of Charleston’s will join the
string orchestra to put a new twist on the old familiar carols. Perhaps we’ll get to
sing along. Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway. Dec. 2 at
7:30p.m. Admission is FREE; advance complimentary ticket required. For more
info, call (843) 768-9166 and visit www.kiawahisland.org/ArtsCouncil/Default.aspx.
Dec. 2-4: College of Charleston Madrigal Singers present Yuletide Madrigal
Feast, a night of dinner and theater—Renaissance style. This award-winning ensemble
(adorned in authentic medieval fashion) performs carols while audience
members dine on a delectable Christmastide feast. Don’t miss this chance to experience
what the holiday season was like before stressful traveling and crowded malls.
College of Charleston Alumni Hall, 66 George St. Dec. 2-4 at 7p.m. Admission is
$60. For more info, call (843) 953-8231 and visit www.cofc.edu/music.
Dec. 3: Charleston Southern University Horton School of Music presents
Festival of Carols. Performing a variety of Christmas carols, as well as Ralph
Vaughan Williams’ A Fantasia of Christmas Carols and Conrad Susa’s A Christmas
Garland, will be five choirs including the three CSU choirs, the University
Children’s Choir and the Singers of Summerville. An orchestra composed of CSU
faculty, students and guests will accompany many of the carols. CSU Lightsey
Chapel Auditorium. Dec. 3 at 7:30p.m. Admission is $5/at the door. For more
info, call (843) 863-7966, email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.charlestonsouthern.
Dec. 3-5: The South Carolina Corps of Cadets presents its Christmas
Candlelight Service. Cadets from the Protestant, Catholic, Gospel Choirs,
Chorale, and members of The Citadel Regimental Band take part in coordination
with Nancy Lefter, director of chorale activities, organist Mark A. Bebensee of the
School of Business Administration and Commander Mike Alverson, director of
music. Summerall Chapel, The Citadel. Dec. 3-5 from 7:30-8:30p.m. Admission
is FREE; donations accepted. For more info, call (843) 953-5049 and visit
Dec. 4: Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission presents the
Holiday Festival of Lights: The Cooper School Choir featuring the Hungry
Monks. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Dec. 4 from 6-9p.m.
Admission is FREE with purchase of regular park admission. For more info, visit
Dec. 4: CSO Gospel Choir presents Emmanuel! Emmanuel! A Gospel
Christmas Concert. This program is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit with
a variety of classical, gospel, and popular music from the Hallelujah Chorus to the
Gospel Twelve Days of Christmas. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, King St. Dec.
4 at 7p.m. Admission is $15; purchase at the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium Box
Office, 77 Calhoun St. or online at http://csogospel.eventbrite.com. For more info,
Dec. 4: Charleston Barbershop and Southern Harmony Choruses present
Holiday on the Air. The Charleston Barbershop Chorus, along with their Sweet
Adeline sisters from the Southern Harmony Chorus, will present two performances of
their Holiday Show in a radio broadcast format. The show promises fun entertainment
for all ages with a collection of traditional Christmas Carols and Holiday Favorites
mixed with some amusing selections that is sure to put the audience in a merry mood!
College of Charleston Physicians Memorial Auditorium, Coming & George Sts. Dec.
4 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Admission is $15/adults; $10/children 12 & under; $12/groups
of 15+. For more info, call (843) 557-0500 or (843) 573-2409 and visit
www.charlestonbarbershopchorus.com or www.southernharmonychorus.com.
Dec. 4-5: Drayton Hall presents the Annual Spirituals Concerts at Drayton
Hall. Listen to African-American spiritual music during three concerts by Ann
Caldwell and The Magnolia Singers at this historic site of the National Trust for
Historic Preservation. For the second time ever, the spiritual concerts will take
place in the raised English basement of the main house and will be staged to take
advantage of the atmospheric properties of this exceptional architectural feature.
Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Road. Dec. 4 from 3-5 p.m., Dec. 5 from 3-5
p.m. & 5:30-7:30p.m. For more info, call (843) 769-2608, email amber_clawson@
draytonhall.org and visit www.draytonhall.org.
Dec. 5: Charleston Academy of Music (CAM) presents Student Guitar
Recital. The Student Guitar Recital will feature students from CAM’s guitar program.
CAM’s Guitar Class for Beginners will perform, along with private students
and student ensembles. Sunrise Presbyterian Church. Dec. 5 at 2:45p.m. Admission
is FREE. For more info, call (843) 805-7794.
Dec. 5: Charleston Library Society presents Post-parade Christmas
Cheer, Unedited Concert Series with Laura Ball and Friends. Charleston
Library Society, 164 King St. Dec. 5 from 5-6p.m. For more info, call (843) 723-
9912, or visit www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org.
Dec. 5: Charleston Academy of Music (CAM) presents Honors Recital.
The Honors Recital will feature CAM students who have been selected to perform
through an audition process. The students will perform pieces they have been
working on over the semester. Sunrise Presbyterian Church. Dec. 5 at 4p.m. Admission
is FREE. For more info, call (843) 805-7794.
Dec. 6: Charleston Symphony Orchestra League presents An Evening
with Yuriy (Russian theme). Four talented chefs prepare an authentic Russian
meal, while the talented violinists Yuriy Bekker from Russia plays for you in an exquisite
home. Dec. 6 at 6:30p.m. Admission is $95; seated limited to 18 guests.
For more info, visit www.csolinc.org.
Dec. 6: College of Charleston School of the Arts presents Candlelight at
the College: College of Charleston Concert Choir as part of its Monday
Night Concert Series. Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, Coming &
Vanderhorst Sts. Dec. 6 at 8p.m. Admission is $10/at the door; FREE/CofC students
with valid ID. For more info, call (843) 953-8231 and visit www.cofc.edu.
Dec. 6: The Charleston Music Club presents Holiday Carol Fest. The annual,
free, inter-generational, holiday carol fest directed by Sarah Fitzgerald.
Middle-school, high-school & adult instrumentalists are invited to sight-read Christmas
carols. Instrumentalists should RSVP to Jean Breza at (843) 224-9933 in
order to ensure that enough music is available. Anyone who is not playing an instrument
is invited to sing. Refreshments will be provided. The Chapel at Franke
at Seaside, Rodenberg Hall, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant. Dec. 6 at
7p.m. Admission is FREE. For more info, call (843) 856-4700, email marketing@
frankeatseaside.org, or visit www.frankeatseaside.org.
Dec. 6-18: Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission presents
the Holiday Festival of Lights: Lowcountry Power Brass. James Island
County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Dec. 4 from 6-9p.m. Dec. 6, 11 & 18 from 7-9p.m.
Admission is FREE with purchase of regular park admission. For more info, visit
Dec. 7: St. Luke’s Recital Series presents Fernando Troche, classical
guitar. Sponsored by the Charleston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
and the College of Charleston Department of Music, St. Luke’s Chapel, The
Medical University of South Carolina, Ashley Ave. & Bee St. Dec. 7 at 12:15p.m.
Admission is FREE. For more info, visit www.musc.edu/stlukeschapel.
Dec. 7-12: Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission presents
the Holiday Festival of Lights: Hungry Monk Music. James Island County
Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Dec. 4 from 6-9p.m.Dec. 7 & 12 from 6-9p.m. Admission
is FREE with purchase of regular park admission. For more info, visit www.holidayfestivaloflights.
Dec. 10: Charleston Southern University Horton School of Music presents
Carols Around. The highly acclaimed CSU Concert Singers perform a
beautiful acoustical program featuring Manz’s E’en So Lord Jesus Quickly Come,
Victoria’s O Magnum Mysterium, Rutter’s Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day,
and Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque. Ambler Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 316
W. Carolina Ave., Summerville. Dec. 10 at 7:30p.m. Admission is $5/at the door.
For more info, call (843) 863-7966, email email@example.com and visit
Dec. 10-13: Summerville Baptist Church presents the Lowcountry
Singing Christmas Tree. We hope that you will enjoy the music, the drama,
the lights, the orchestra and most of all experience the love of Christ through this
magnificent presentation. The production features singing, live orchestra, beautiful
costumes, a light show as we tell the timeless story of Jesus’ birth. Summerville
Baptist Church, 417 Central Ave., Summerville. Dec. 10, 13 at 7:30p.m., Dec 11,
12 at 3p.m. Admission is $7. For more info, call (843) 873-2440 or visit www.summervillebaptist.
Dec. 10-21: Charleston Musical Heritage Productions presents The
Sound of Charleston. The series will showcase the rich musical heritage of
Charleston from gospel to Gershwin, jazz to Civil War camp songs, as well as
light classics. Circular Church Congregational, 150 Meeting St. Dec. 10, 15, 21
at 7p.m. Admission is $28/adults, $24/seniors (62+), students with ID and active
duty military, and $16/youths. For more info, call (843) 270-4903 and visit
Dec. 11: Charleston Academy of Music (CAM) presents Music Café. Music
Café is a time for adult music students and music lovers to come together in a relaxed
setting to share their common love of music. It’s an opportunity for attendees
to play the pieces they have been practicing and/or read though some new music.
It’s also a time to meet like-minded people from the community. Attendees are
asked to bring something to share, either musical or edible. Call for location. Dec.
11 at 5p.m. Admission is FREE. For more info, call (843) 805-7794.
Dec. 11: Taylor Music Group presents A Celtic Christmas Concert. Come
enjoy this event featuring Charleston’s beloved Celtic fiddling ensemble Na Fidleiri,
the College of Charleston’s professional-choir-in-residence the Taylor Festival
Choir, and guest artists John Doyle, Susan Conant, Kathleen Wilson and
others. Cathedral Church of St. Luke & Paul, Coming & Vanderhorst Sts. Dec. 11
at 8p.m. Admission is $20. For more info, call (843) 819-6961, email admin@taylormusicgroup.
com, and visit www.taylormusicgroup.org.
Dec. 12: Taylor Music Group presents A Celtic Christmas Gourmet Dinner
and Concert. In the mood for Celtic holiday music with Na Fidleiri, the Taylor Festival
Choir and friends along with a four-course meal at the renowned Woodlands
Resort Hotel in Summerville? This is your event! Tickets are very limited, so don’t
delay! Woodlands Resort Hotel & Restaurant, Summerville. Dec. 12 at 6p.m. Admission
is $125; advance reservations only. For more info, call (843) 819-6961,
email firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.taylormusicgroup.org.
Dec. 12: Charleston Men’s Chorus presents Christmas at the Sottile. The
Charleston Men’s Chorus will present Christmas at the Sottile, a concert filled
with joyful and sacred holiday music. Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Dec. 12 at
2p.m. Admission is $15 plus $1 surcharge; FREE/children under 7; purchase at
Monster Music & Movies, West Ashley and Royall Hardware, Mt. Pleasant. For
more info, call (843) 720-8505 and visit www.cmchorus.com.
Dec. 13-20: Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission presents
the Holiday Festival of Lights: Franklin Hodge and Band performing
Christmas music. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Dec. 13 & 20 from
6-9p.m. Admission is FREE with purchase of regular park admission. For more
info, visit www.holidayfestivaloflights.com.
Dec. 14: St. Luke’s Recital Series presents Charleston Virtuosi, string
quartet. Sponsored by the Charleston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
and the College of Charleston Department of Music. St. Luke’s Chapel,
The Medical University of South Carolina, Ashley Ave. & Bee St. Dec. 14 at
12:15p.m. Admission is FREE. For more info, visit www.musc.edu/stlukeschapel.
Dec. 18: New Music Collective presents Unsilent Night Charleston. For
the 5th year in a row, we invite you to join us for Boombox Christmas Caroling with
Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night. Meet at City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau
St. at 5p.m.; walk to Marion Square at 5:15p.m. Admission is FREE and your participation
is needed; to join the group, RSVP to email@example.com. For
more info, visit www.newmusiccollective.org.
Dec. 19: Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission presents
the Holiday Festival of Lights: Palmetto Bronze Handbell Choir. James
Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Dec. 19 from 6-9p.m. Admission is FREE
with purchase of regular park admission. For more info, visit www.holidayfestivaloflights.
Dec. 23: Chamber Music Charleston presents Classical Kids Concert:
The Night Before Christmas The beloved children’s story comes to life as a trio
of musicians play favorite Christmas songs – what better way to enjoy the holiday!
Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Dec. 23 at 1p.m. Admission is $5-$10.
For more info, call (843) 763-4941 and visit www.chambermusiccharleston.org.
Yuletide in Charleston – 11/23 – 01/06/2011 – Nathaniel Russell House and Aiken-Rhett House
The public is invited to experience the feasts, festivities and local traditions at Historic Charleston Foundation’s two museum houses where Yuletide in the Lowcountry will take you on a journey through Christmas past. From the Federal to Antebellum era, learn how the families and enslaved African Americans at the Nathaniel Russell (1808) and Aiken-Rhett (c. 1820) Houses celebrated the holiday season. This exhibition will be on view from November 23, 2010 through January 6, 2011. By touring both the Nathaniel Russell and Aiken-Rhett House Museums, visitors will travel through time to see how holiday traditions changed from one period to another and evolved into the Christmas that we celebrate today. “We see in history the evolution of our modern holiday traditions, like family gatherings, bountiful greenery and the desire to present the most abundant and lavish table possible for holiday guests and family,” said Valerie Perry, Associate Director of Museums for Historic Charleston Foundation. At the Nathaniel Russell House Museum, guests will learn about early 19th century holiday gatherings before Santa and the Christmas tree became popular. Christmas for the Russell family in 1808 meant religious observances and holiday feasts with friends and relatives. Just as if the family were gathered in celebration, the dining room table will be laden with delightful sugared fruits, syllabubs, cakes and sweetmeats.
Continue on to the Aiken-Rhett House Museum where you can see all the trimmings of a Victorian Christmas in the Lowcountry. Holiday celebrations at the Aiken-Rhett House harkens back to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and the first use of Christmas trees in America. Christmas was a joyous time for members of the enslaved African community as well, and interpretive material will be exhibited in the Aiken-Rhett outbuildings, where African Americans both lived and worked. Historic Charleston Foundation invites you to enjoy the holidays at the Nathaniel Russell House Museum, 51 Meeting Street, and the Aiken-Rhett House Museum, 48 Elizabeth Street. Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the last tour at 4:30, Mon. through Sat.; 2 – 5 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $10; children under 6 admitted free. Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
For information visit www.historiccharleston.org.
Nestled amid the marshes and moss-covered oaks on Wadmalaw Island, a picturesque barrier island located near Charleston, Irvin House Vineyards harvests sweet muscadine grapes, which are blended into five varieties of wine: Tara Gold, Palmetto, Magnolia, Mullet Hall Red and Live Oak Reserve. The 48-acre winery annually welcomes the public to participate in its Blessing of the Vines, a day of picnicking with live music and wine tasting. There is nothing quite like a stroll through our vineyards and the surrounding property. A large pond stocked with fish. Walking trails. Abundant birds and wildlife scampering about. Old oak trees with Spanish Moss shading the property. This is the true character of South Carolina’s Lowcountry hertitage. Even the grapes they grow have Southern roots. Their wines are hand-crafted from the humble muscadine grape . This sweet grape with a fruity aroma grows practically everywhere in the South. Irvin House has taken this childhood favorite and given it an adult spin. Irvin~House produces 5 varieties of fine muscadine wine for your enjoyment.
For more information, please visit charlestonwine.com or call (843) 559-6867 for more information.
Plan ahead now – next week Charleston will be visited by a wide variety of world-famous musicians. There’s something to please everyone in the family. Check out this lineup:
Earl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz 11/11/2010 – 11/13/2010 at Kiawah Island
GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Earl Klugh’s renowned ‘Weekend of Jazz’ makes its Kiawah Island Golf Resort debut after seven successful years –and counting! – at The Broadmoor Resort and Spa in Colorado Springs.
The first annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island will be held November 11-13, 2010 at the Five-Star, Five Diamond Sanctuary at Kiawah Island and Kiawah Island Golf Resort, and features 3 incredible nights of music from Fourplay, Boney James, Kyle Eastwood, Jessy J, Joe Gransden, your host, Earl Klugh, and more! Join Kyle Eastwood & Boney James on Friday evening, November 12, and join Earl Klugh and Fourplay on Saturday evening, November 13 at Kiawah Island Golf Resort! Tickets are $99* per person to attend BOTH Friday and Saturday evening’s mainstage concerts, and $59* per person to attend either Friday OR Saturday evening’s mainstage concerts. Please call Kiawah Island Golf Resort at 800-654-2924 today to reserve your tickets!
*prices do not include tax. Tickets are available to main stage concerts on Friday and Saturday night (Kyle Eastwood and Boney James on Friday, 11/12 | Earl Klugh and Fourplay on Saturday 11/13). Tickets are available for both main stage shows each night.
Dave Matthews Band in Concert 11/17/2010 at North Charleston Coliseum
Dave Matthews Band announces a fall 2010 U.S. arena tour. Tickets for the North Charleston Coliseum concert on November 17 will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 24th.
“Twenty years on, Dave Matthews Band continues to be one of the tightest, most intuitive and unique rock bands in America,” said the Orange County Register while the Deseret News noted: “the band…pulled no punches and gave the standing-room-only audience a celebration of music that will be hard to forget.” “Matthews’ set was sprawling, melodic and almost majestic,” said the Denver Post. “This band is tight, and they know it — and so they’re not afraid to play around with the form a little.”
The band, which will tour South America in October, has sold over 17 million tickets since its inception. Dave Matthews Band was the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade, selling upwards of 11 million tickets to 547 shows from 2000-2009, according to Billboard Boxscore. In fact, it was the only group to exceed 10 million in attendance for the period.
For more information visit www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com.
Alan Jackson in Concert – 11/18/2010 – North Charleston Coliseum
Alan Jackson will be live in concert at the North Charleston Coliseum with special guests Chris Young and The Band Perry. Concert will begin at 7:00 PM on November 18, 2010. Reserved seats will be available for purchase on Friday, September 17 at 10:00 AM. Tickets available at the Coliseum Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets (including select Publix grocery stores), charge by phone or online at ticketmaster.com Reserved seats are $54.50 AND $34.50(plus applicable fees). For more information visit www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com.
An Evening with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band – 11/18/2010 – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Don’t miss an evening with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band live in concert at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center! Show is scheduled for November 18 at 8PM. For more information visit www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com.
This week the 21st Annual Holiday Festival of Lights Opening Night Awards will be held at James Island County Park. This family favorite is always a delight to drive through and see all the unique and creative light exhibits and get in the mood for the holidays, which are just around the corner! The entire family will enjoy tons of fun including a tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. followed by a live performance by Charleston Power Brass, plus the announcement of the postcard and gingerbread competition winners, and much more! Free with festival admission.
For more information visit www.holidayfestivaloflights.com.
If you’re visiting Charleston this week, be sure to check out the MOJA Festival. 2010 marks Charleston’s 27th annual MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events for many different years, the 2010 MOJA Arts Festival promises an exciting line-up of events with a rich variety of traditional favorites. The upcoming festival is scheduled for Thursday, September 23 through Sunday, October 3, 2010. Nearly half of MOJA’s events are admission-free and the remainder are offered at very modest ticket prices, ranging from $5 – $35. The MOJA Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary festival produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the MOJA Planning Committee, a community arts and cultural group and the MOJA Advisory Board, a group of civic leaders who assist with fundraising and advocacy. MOJA, a Swahili word meaning “One,” is the appropriate name for this festival celebration of harmony amongst all people in our community. The Festival highlights the many African-American and Caribbean contributions to western and world cultures. MOJA’s wide range of events include visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B music, storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and much, much more. In addition to its myriad arts presentations, MOJA also includes an active and busy educational outreach component of workshops in the public schools and senior outreach in senior citizen homes.
For more information and to view a schedule of events, visit http://www.mojafestival.com