Are you looking for fun and adventure? Come to South Carolina’s oldest city and see all the amazing events that Charleston has to offer! In the upcoming months, the city has a number of great events for people of all ages. There is something for everyone, with events that will capture the imagination and excite the senses of all members of the family. This unique part of the country can offer a combination of hospitality, culture, and entertainment like no other region. While the city is already a popular destination for anyone looking to experience authentic United States history combined with modern comforts, the old city still goes all out to provide its residents and tourists alike with an unforgettable experience. The city is full of fun adventures for those with even the most unique tastes, so be sure to find out all that this special part of South Carolina has to offer and book your trip immediately. Can’t decide what to do when you’re in the Port City? Here are some great ideas for things to do when you are visiting this fantastic place.
Sherlock’s Other Brother by a Southern Mother
Get ready to watch a brand new version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective character from England, Sherlock Holmes. While many people may be familiar with the many cases the deducing detective has solved in the past, one might be taken by surprise by this new version of the classic tale: Sherlock’s Other Brother by a Southern Mother. The tale centers around Sherlock and his brother, Mycroft, as they go on an adventure filled with comedy and excitement. Playing at The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, tickets are $24. Do not miss this modern twist on a traditional literary figure.
Art and Wine Walk
Looking for a great way to experience the culture, tastes, and sounds of the oldest city in South Carolina? On Valentine’s Day this year, head on over to Freshfields Village—located at 165 Village Green Lane, Kiawah Island—for this year’s Art and Wine Walk. Locals and tourists are given the opportunity to watch artists work on pieces, enjoy wine tasting in participating stores, and listen to live music. There is going to be a special exhibit on the Village Green featuring conservationist Benjamin Walls. Visit the event website for more information about the weekend-long exhibits
Skimbleshanks! Grizabella! Mr. Mistoffelees! Old Deuteronomy! Everyone’s favorite felines from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s magnum opus stage play based on T.S. Elliots cat-centric poetry will be in South Carolina’s oldest city between March 27th and the 29th for a theatrical production of the famous play. Experience the magical and whimsical world of Cats at the North Charleston Performing Arts Centre—located at 5001 Coliseum Drive—by purchasing tickets via the theatre’s Advance Ticket Office or online at ticketmaster.com. Come see the play upon which the new movie is based and experience all the joy and excitement that one of the most successful Broadway productions of all time has to offer. Don’t forget to book your accommodations at a B & B in Charleston.
Annual Charleston Antiques Show
One can imagine that the oldest city in South Carolina has accumulated a considerable collection of architectural, historical, and cultural artifacts. At the Charleston Antiques Show, collectors and enthusiasts can see all that the port city has to offer in terms of antique furniture, decorations, and all sorts of other classic furnishings that can add a touch of character to any decor. If you’re interested in interior design or classic furniture, then this Antiques Show is for you. Taking place from March 6th to March 8th at the Charleston Gaillard Center—located at 95 Calhoun Street—the Annual Antiques Show offers collections the opportunity to purchase and fine goods from local retailers and private sellers from the Port City and the surrounding areas. Don’t miss it!
On February 15th at 4:00 pm at Freshfields Village—located at 165 Village Green Lane—there will be viewing of David Hambridge’s documentary Kifaru. The film follows the story of two recent recruits of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, an organization whose tasks themselves protect the wildlife and environment of the Sudan. Watch this powerful film as it documents the ongoing efforts to save the Northern White Rhino from extinction. This film is particularly poignant as it portrays events that are affected by our everyday decisions, by our awareness of the conditions and global costs of our modern comfort. Come join us for this incredibly important and significant film.
ArchiTalks: Visionaries with Drinks
For those who have an interest in architecture and what world-renowned architects have to say about famous buildings around the world, look no further than ArchiTalks; Visionaries with Drinks. This unique event—taking place on February 20th at the South Carolina Society Hall—offers anyone who has interested the opportunity to observe and even take part in a conversation with a number of renowned architects about their favorite buildings, their significance to architectural culture, and how they have inspired current ideas of architecture. Perfect for a bridal party in Charleston, be sure that you register early, as this event is sure to sell out. The reception starts at 6 pm and the discussion begins at 7 pm. Entry is $35 for non-members and $25 for members. This event is a great way to complement visits to wedding mansion venues in Charleston.
Ellington at Newport
Come and experience a piece of music history as the Charleston Jazz Orchestra will recreate the magical night that revitalized Duke Ellington’s career. On February 15th at Charleston Music Hall—located at 37 John Street—come and experience the rebirth of one of America’s most influential musical talents. There will be two shows—at 5 pm and 8 pm—and tickets will range from $25 to $62 to witness a recreation of one of the most important nights in American Jazz history. Duke Ellington was experiencing adversity as popular attention turned toward the contemporary and upbeat sound of bebop and away from the genre who was instrumental in popularizing: the big band. But one night at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, Ellington and his band produced a historical performance which revitalized interest in Ellington and big band music. Do not miss this unique opportunity to witness one of America’s greatest cultural contributions to the world. For tourists visiting the city, be sure to stay at a bed and breakfast in Charleston.