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    Looking for Some Great Events in Charleston?

    Downtown Charleston bed and breakfast Are you looking for some great events to take advantage of in Charleston?  Between now and the New Year, you’ll find that the city of Charleston is filled with many great events and opportunities to come together and enjoy the season.  From local art walks and concerts to museum tours, there’s just about something for everyone to enjoy.  Here’s a brief roundup of events taking place in Charleston during the month of November, courtesy of the Charleston’s Visitors’ Bureau:

    Daniel Island House Concert

    11/06/2012

    Musicians of Chamber Music Charleston perform music for for French horn and strings by Kerry Turner and Johannes Brahms at the Sudzina Residence on Daniel Island.

    Kid Tours at the Charleston Musuem

    11/07/2012

    Kid Tours meet the first Wednesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. and include a craft project or activity.

    Disney on Ice

    Starting 11/08/2012 – 11/11/2012

    Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy comes to your hometown!

    Tours to Highlight 18th Century Furniture

    11/08/2012

    The Charleston Museum’s Heyward-Washington House will host furniture focus tours on November 1, 8, & 15 at 4:00 p.m. Visitors are invited to study the significant 18th century English and Charleston-made furniture collection housed here.

    Absolutely Andrew

    11/09/2012 & 11/10/2012

    The Nathan and Marlene Addlestone Foundation Present: “Absolutely Andrew” featuring The Youth Orchestra of the Lowcountry celebrating 40 years in Charleston.

    Charleston Ghost Tour Orchestra Benefit

    11/09/2012

    Join Eric Lavender of Charleston Pirate Tours for a haunting ghost tour of Charleston to benefit Moultrie Middle School Orchestra.

    Living History Field Trip Day

    11/09/2012

    The Living History Field Trip Day at Boone Hall Plantation is a unique opportunity for teachers and students to take a trip back in time and experience the color and lifestyle of the antebellum era on a day designed especially for them.

    Poetry Society of South Carolina

    11/09/2012 & 11/10/2012

    Please join The Poetry Society of South Carolina for poetry readings by Davidson College and Queens University of Charlotte professor Alan Michael Parker and P.S.S.C. president Deborah Lawson Scott.

    Shuckin for a Cause! 3rd Annual Oyster Roast

    11/09/2012

    Come enjoy a Feast Prepared by Lowcountry’s own Jamie Westendorff, Owner of Charleston Outdoor Catering.

    10th Annual Blessing of the Vines

    11/10/2012

    Bring your chairs or blankets and listen to music while sippin’ wine under the oaks.

    2012 Charleston Farmers Market

    11/10/2012

    The Charleston Farmers Market is available each Saturday from 8am-2pm in the beautiful Marion Square.

    Chamber Orchestra Series

    11/10/2012

    In its second year, the Chamber Orchestra Series has expanded to five evenings of concerts featuring the world-class musicians of the CSO as soloists, plus special guests. Experience the music in the intimate setting of the historic Dock Street Theatre.

    North Charleston Pops!

    11/10/2012

    North Charleston Pops! presents all types of popular music, merging the orchestra sometimes with a rock band, sometimes with Las Vegas style stars and sometimes with visuals to enhance your trips down memory lane.

    November Events at Sewee

    11/10/2012, 11/11/2012, & 11/17/2012

    Hiking and Nature Walks!

    2nd Sunday on King Street

    11/11/2012

    Enjoy shopping and dining and surprises on King Street in Downtown Charleston.

    Skirt Steak Book Launch Dinner

    11/11/2012

    The Macintosh and acclaimed author Charlotte Druckman invite you to dig deep into the world of more than 70 brilliant female chefs at a special evening promoting her newest book, Skirt Steak.

    The Charleston Cup

    11/11/2012

    Started by the South Carolina Jockey Club in 1986, the Charleston Cup is much more than just a horse race. The Cup is the social event of the season – and definitely not to be missed!

    Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers present: “Praise House”

    11/13/2012

    Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers is an a capella group that performs spirituals, Gullah poetry and stories indigenous to the Lowcountry.

    Tees & Turtles South Carolina Aquarium Golf Tournament

    11/13/2012

    The tournament will benefit the Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rescue Program

    King Street Holiday Shopmob

    11/14/2012

    Raise awareness about local independent businesses during the holiday shopping season

    Row Eleven Wine Dinner

    11/14/2012

    Join the Old Village Post House on Wednesday, November 14th for the Row Eleven Co. Wine Dinner

    Downtown Summerville Holiday Open Houses

    11/15/2012

    Our Holiday Open Houses feature twinkling white lights, friendly merchants, cocoa, cookies, and caroling performance by local performers.

    Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

    11/15/2012

    The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present the independent films as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

    Tours to Highlight 18th Century Furniture

    11/15/2012

    The Charleston Museum’s Heyward-Washington House will host furniture focus tours on November 1, 8, & 15 at 4:00 p.m. Visitors are invited to study the significant 18th century English and Charleston-made furniture collection housed here.

    Masterworks Series

    11/16/2012

    Five Friday & Saturday evening concerts featuring classical works from Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and more! All concerts are performed in the elegant Sottile Theatre and begin at 7:30pm.

    Miss South Carolina USA and Miss South Carolina Teen USA Pageant

    11/16/2012

    Come see girls from all over South Carolina compete for titles, Miss South Carolina USA and Miss South Carolina Teen USA.

    Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown

    11/16/2012

    Charleston Harbor Resort is now taking on the world of competition BBQ.

    2012 Charleston Farmers Market

    11/17/2012

    The Charleston Farmers Market is available each Saturday from 8am-2pm in the beautiful Marion Square.

    Birthday/Benefit

    11/17/2012

    Join Ann Caldwell and the band to celebrate her “landmark” birthday by dancing the night away and giving back to the community!

    Masterworks Series

    11/17/2012

    Five Friday & Saturday evening concerts featuring classical works from Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and more! All concerts are performed in the elegant Sottile Theatre and begin at 7:30pm.

    Orvis 201 Fly Fishing School

    11/17/2012

    Each fly fishing class is typically offered once a month.

    Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown

    11/17/2012

    Charleston Harbor Resort is now taking on the world of competition BBQ.

    Towne Centre Tree Lighting Ceremony

    11/17/2012

    Mount Pleasant Towne Centre is hosting the annual tree lighting ceremony for the kick-off to the holiday season on Saturday, November 17th at 6pm.

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    11/17/2012

    The Twelve Days of Christmas is an English Christmas carol that enumerates a series of increasingly grand gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas.

    Brian Regan

    11/18/2012

    Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.

    Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers present: “Praise House”

    11/20/2012

    Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers is an a capella group that performs spirituals, Gullah poetry and stories indigenous to the Lowcountry.

    Charleston Jazz Orchestra – Holiday Swing

    11/21/2012

    Add jazz to your holiday cheer!

    Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s 2012 Season

    11/21/2012

    CJO is Swingin’ More in Season Four!

    Thanksgiving at Halls Chophouse

    11/22/2012

    Spend Thanksgiving at Halls Chophouse with a variety of delicious foods starting at 2:00PM on Thanksgiving day!

    Thanksgiving at Oak Steakhouse

    11/22/2012

    Enjoy Thanksgiving at Oak with three courses

    Thanksgiving events at Kiawah

    11/22/2012

    Turkey Trot, Sand Sculpting, Fall Festival and more!

    Thanksgiving with the Old Village Post House

    11/22/2012

    Join the Old Village Post House for Thanksgiving Dinner.

    Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble

    11/22/2012

    The Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble is the largest 5K race in South Carolina!

    Holiday Market at Middleton

    11/23/2012

    The Garden Market & Nursery and Museum Shop kick-off the shopping season with an open-air market.

    Shrek The Musical

    11/23/2012

    Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage.

    Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Sanctuary

    11/23/2012

    Join us on Friday, November 23 as we ‘Deck the Halls’ of The Sanctuary for the holiday season.

    2012 Charleston Farmers Market

    11/24/2012

    The Charleston Farmers Market is available each Saturday from 8am-2pm in the beautiful Marion Square.

    Holiday Market at Middleton

    11/24/2012

    The Garden Market & Nursery and Museum Shop kick-off the shopping season with an open-air market.

    Santa’s Lowcountry Arrival

    11/24/2012

    Come witness as Santa and Mrs. Claus make their grand arrival on Kiawah Island.

    Shrek The Musical

    11/24/2012

    Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage.

    Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers present: “Praise House”

    11/27/2012

    Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers is an a capella group that performs spirituals, Gullah poetry and stories indigenous to the Lowcountry.

    Evening with the Stars

    11/27/2012

    A night of music featuring singer, songwriters Rodney Atkins, Darius Rucker, and Josh Turner

    Holiday Dining & Entertaining Tours

    11/27/2012

    Inspiration for holiday entertaining can be found at the Charleston Museum’s Heyward-Washington House with special 18th century Dining & Entertaining focus tours.

    Home School Workshop: Exhibit Design

    11/27/2012

    Explore the collections of the Charleston Museum and learn how we put together exhibits.

    Summerville’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

    11/27/2012

    Join the Mayor and the Town of Summerville as they light up the Town Square and the Town Christmas Tree in Historic Downtown Summerville.

    Christmas 1860: Edmondston-Alston House

    11/30/2012

    Reliving the Eve of Civil War, celebrate the holiday season with a special performance by candlelight tours at the Edmondston-Alston House.

    Gospel Christmas

    11/30/2012

    The joyous sounds of the holiday featuring the CSO Spiritual Ensemble and the acclaimed CSO Gospel Choir performing African-American spirituals and toe-tapping holiday gospel gems.

    The Sound of Charleston, Special Holiday Edition

    11/30/2012

    Concerts are staged at the beautiful and historic Circular Church at 150 Meeting Street. All concerts are from 7:00 – 8:15 pm.

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