Weekend Round-Up: Blues clues 

The best events in Charleston, Feb. 4-6

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This weekend is the first of the Lowcountry Blues Bash. One standout show is the All-Star Blues Jam and Oyster Roast.

Get a head start on Spoleto at their auction, with a performance by the René Marie Quartet.

My entire life is one big chocolate affair. In fact, chances are I’m eating chocolate as your read this. So the Chocolate Affair, a benefit for Communities in Schools, is pretty much my ideal fundraiser.

It don’t matter if you’re black or white, as long as you’re wearing black or white at the Ebony and Ivory Bash.

As part of the Southern Tour of Independent filmmakers, the Halsey will screen Woodpecker, a movie about fanatical birdwatchers, followed by a Q&A with with director Alex Karpovsky. The Olde North Charleston Picture House has Night Catches Us, starring Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington.

Carolyn “Jabulile” White and Vera Manigault will present at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site’s Gullah Heritage day.

It’s time to take out the trash at the Adopt-A-Highway Litter Cleanup and the Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup.

There’s a ton of different concerts happening this weekend, including a CSO Brass Quintet performance, Songs of the Heart with the Charleston Southern University Lyric Theater and the Summerville Community Orchestra, Circa 1871: Ode to the Fisk Jubilee Singers with the CSO Spiritual Ensemble, Chamber Music Charleston, Youth Orchestra of the Lowcountry’s Classical Music has a Posse, and Duke University’s Pitchforks will be in town as well.

Theatre 99 has Comedy Combat, Blast Off?, and Improv Riot.

Downs Byrd Oyster Roast and Silent Auction will raise money for the Frances R. Willis SPCA of Dorchester County.

Organist Greg Homza will perform in a benefit for James Simons Elementary School’s music program, which also includes an art show. Tom Crawford hosts the Simply Divine Benefit, and Team Live Now, a Relay for Life team, will have a kickoff party at Crave in Mt. Pleasant.

This weekend looks like it’s going to be a time-warp back to the conial era. Blacksmiths Shel Browder and Steve Mankowski, along with American College of the Building Arts, will give bloomery iron smelting demonstrations. It’s also Lowcountry Colonial Days at Fort Dorchester. And there’s even a Colonial Caper dinner theater performance.

And check Culture Shock for this weekend’s art events, including openings at Eye Level Art and Robert Lange and a couple of plays.


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