Coming Up This Week 2/21 - 2/27

Frederick Douglass ... No Turning Back
Frederick Douglass ... No Turning Back
Thu., Feb. 22
Montague Terrace

Frederick Douglass ... No Turning Back, presented by Actor's Theatre of South Carolina, is a one-act play that takes place in 1872 in an anti-slavery church in Ohio. Reverend Brewster asks Douglass to recount his journey from a slave to one of the greatest orators, educators, and reformers in history. Starring Kyle Taylor, who has appeared in local productions such as The Mountain Top, Porgy and Bess, and Of Mice and Men. This evening also features a dinner buffet, catered by Centerplate.

NASH-FM at Rusty Bull
NASH-FM at Rusty Bull
Thu., Feb. 22, 3-9 p.m.
Rusty Bull Brewing Co.

Join Tori Lynn and Jay from NASH-FM as they bartend at Rusty Bull Brewing. A portion of proceeds from the evening will benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. Immortal Lobster will start serving food at 5 p.m. and live music starts at 7 p.m.

Empath Release Reading
Empath Release Reading
Thu., Feb. 22, 5-6:30 p.m.
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Marcus Amaker is Charleston’s first Poet Laureate and an award-winning graphic designer. He will celebrate his latest book and album, empath, with a spirited reading of new work, mixing music and dance. The event will also feature readings from the Burke High School student poetry club. empath is a 185-page poetry book, a custom journal and a poetry & jazz album with Grammy-nominated local musician/producer Quentin E. Baxter. Amaker started writing the empath poems last year. The poems cover a wide range of topics: Charleston bars, lynchings, social justice, social media, love, Prince, family, and feminism.

La Dolce Vita: Music of Italian Cinema
Thu., Feb. 22, 6 p.m.
Charleston Music Hall

The CSO and Nuovo Italiano Film Festival present La Dolce Vita: Music of Italian Cinema, featuring both music and movies, as well as a red carpet cocktail party with fine wine and music.

Always Sunny In Philly Trivia
Always Sunny In Philly Trivia
Thu., Feb. 22, 8-10 p.m.
Bay Street Biergarten

Bay Street Biergarten's weekly trivia is Always Sunny in Philadelphia themed this week. Attendees can win up to $100 in haus cash, with second place pulling in $50 and third place getting $25.

An Enemy of the People
Feb. 22-24, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Feb. 25, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Mon., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Emmett Robinson Theatre, Simons Center for the Arts

CofC's department of theater presents Rebecca Lenkiewicz's new version of Henrik Ibsen's play, An Enemy of the People, a production that sheds light on economic and environmental issues surrounding water.

Creative Mornings: Curiosity
Fri., Feb. 23, 8 a.m.
Redux Contemporary Art Center

February's Creative Mornings Charleston features talks from five community members on the topic of Curiosity. Each speaker will talk for five minutes.

Redux Presents: Instant Gratification (Aint-Bad & Ashley Jones)
Redux Presents: Instant Gratification (Aint-Bad & Ashley Jones)
Fri., Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m.
Redux Contemporary Art Center

Redux is thrilled to present Instant Gratification, a photographic group exhibition, curated by Savanah, GA based collective, Aint-Bad and artist Ashley Jones of South Carolina.

Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples
Fri., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Gaillard Center

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Charleston Museum Oyster Roast
Charleston Museum Oyster Roast
Sat., Feb. 24, 12-3 p.m.
Dill Sanctuary

Join the Charleston Museum at Dill Sanctuary for the annual oyster roast. Enjoy an incredible view of the Stono River at the Dill Sanctuary while you listen to live music, shuck oysters, and eat barbecue from Sticky Fingers. Attendees are also invited to join Archaeologist Ron Anthony as he leads a discussion of past archaeological work done at Stono Plantation, one of four plantation sites within Dill Sanctuary.

9th Annual Hope on Goat
Sat., Feb. 24, 2-6 p.m.
Goat Island

The 9th Annual Hope on Goat benefit hosted by Goat Island Gatherings and Barrier Island Eco Tours, offers a charming Lowcountry venue affording you the rare opportunity to experience a bivalve bonanza on a small sea island surrounded by miles of undeveloped salt marsh that is only accessible by boat, all while supporting a good cause. All ticket sales and auction proceeds from this year’s Hope on Goat are going to support the mission of Tricounty Family Ministries which “provides food, clothing, medical care, counseling, job training and placement, transportation, shelter, financial assistance and other vital services to the less fortunate in the tri-county area.”

Highrollers Season Opener
Highrollers Season Opener
Sat., Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m.
Indoor Sports of the Lowcountry

The Lowcountry Highrollers take on the Muscogee Roller Girls in a double header. Beer and wine will be available for purchase and you can enjoy food from La'Son Anchor Grill and James Brown's Famous Boiled Peanuts.

Singin' Ella
Singin' Ella
Sat., Feb. 24, 5-6:30 & 8-9:30 p.m.
Charleston Music Hall

With performances on 4 Grammy Award-winnings albums, sold out concerts the world over, and 16 recordings, Carmen Bradford is considered to be one of the greatest jazz vocalists alive today. On this magical evening, Carmen will join the Charleston Jazz Orchestra to pay tribute to one of her musical heroes, Ella Fitzgerald.

Fleet Landing Fleet Fest
Fleet Landing Fleet Fest
Sun., Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fleet Landing

Enjoy local oysters, local beer and cornhole at Fleet Landing's Fleet Fest Oyster Roast. It's BYO oyster knife so come prepared. There will be beer from Freehouse Brewery and Low Tide Brewing, as well as a DJ and photo booth van.

RESCHEDULED: Pig Roast and Bourbon Sip
RESCHEDULED: Pig Roast and Bourbon Sip
Sun., Feb. 25, 12-3 p.m.
Revelry Brewing Co.

Poogan's Hospitality Group partners with Revelry Brewing to present a pig roast and bourbon sip featuring beers from Revelry and bourbon samples from Diageo. Your ticket gets you unlimited barbecue from Poogan's, and three drink tickets for either beer or bourbon. Guests can enjoy live music from Dallas Baker and Friends. All proceeds from the event benefit Feed the Need, a nonprofit that works with chefs and restaurants to provide food for local homeless shelters and food kitchens. PLEASE NOTE: This date has been rescheduled.

Steve Martin and Martin Short
Sun., Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.
North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Steve Martin and Martin Short recall their iconic careers in this special performance, blending stand-up, musical numbers with bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and jazz pianist Jeff Babko, as well as convos about their lives in show business.

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