Coming Up This Week 2/23 - 3/01

Captain's Comic Expo 2019
Captain's Comic Expo 2019
Sat., Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Omar Shrine Temple

Captain's Comic Expo returns to Patriot's Point on February 23-24. CCE is Charleston's biggest comic book convention featuring over 130 tables of comic books, toys, artwork, costumes, food trucks, and much more.

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Folly Gras
Folly Gras
Sat., Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Center Street, Folly Beach

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Charleston Museum Annual Oyster Roast
Charleston Museum Annual Oyster Roast
Sat., Feb. 23, 12-3 p.m.
Dill Sanctuary

The Charleston Museum's annual oyster roast features live music, barbecue, hand-spun cotton candy from Pure Fluff, Co., and plenty of oysters. This event is BYOB. Museum archaeologist Ron Anthony leads a discussion of archaeological work that has taken place at Stono Plantation.

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Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
Sat., Feb. 23, 1 & 3:30 p.m.
Gaillard Center

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, October 12 at 11AM. Members have the benefit of pre-sale access.

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Feeding You Lies
Sat., Feb. 23, 3 p.m.
Blue Bicycle Books

Chat with author of Feeding You Lies, Vani Hari, at this special event at Blue Bicycle Books. Hari will discuss the contradictory health advice we're always hearing about from "experts." Also known as the Food Babe, Hari will "blow the lid off the lies we've been fed about the food we eat — lies about its nutrient value, effects on our health, label information, and even the very science we base our food choices on."

Slavery to Civil Rights in Charleston: Author Talk
Slavery to Civil Rights in Charleston: Author Talk
Sat., Feb. 23, 3:30 p.m.
Charleston County Public Library

Local authors Ruth Miller and Alec Cooley will share stories about people and events from African-American history in Charleston, drawn from their recently published walking tour guidebook, Slavery to Civil Rights. The talk will cover both well known topics including Gadsden’s Wharf, the 1969 Hospital Strike and Jenkins Orphanage Band, as well as introduce the audience to lesser known topics such as the 1919 Charleston race riot and early civil rights leader, Louis Gregory. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

Carolina Cup Challenge
Carolina Cup Challenge
Sat., Feb. 23, 5 & 7:30 p.m.
MUSC Health Stadium

Check out Major League Soccer at the Carolina Cup Challenge featuring Columbus Crew, Chicago Fire, FC Cincinnati, and the Charleston Battery as they compete in a round robin competition.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert
Feb. 23-24
North Charleston Coliseum

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the Performing Arts Center with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Annual Sierra Club Lunz Group Oyster Roast
Annual Sierra Club Lunz Group Oyster Roast
Sun., Feb. 24, 2-5 p.m.
Bowens Island Restaurant

Please join us for our annual Sierra Club Robert Lunz Group Oyster Roast and Auction! Live music by Lime and the Coconuts! Adults $25 in advance (use Eventbrite link below, no ticket fee!), $30 day of; Students with ID $15 (pay at the door); Children (6-12) $5 at the door; Under 6 - free Ticket price includes oysters, potluck veggie and meat chili, hot and veggie dogs, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Draft beer available with donation. Open to the public.

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Poetry with Marcus Amaker
Poetry with Marcus Amaker
Mon., Feb. 25, 6 p.m.
Main Library

Charleston's poet laureate Marcus Amaker will premiere several new poems and talk about his writing process during a Q&A session. Local students will join him on stage to read their own original work. Attendees will have a chance to purchase Marcus' vinyl, books and CDs.

BK Bistro
Wed., Feb. 27
Basic Kitchen

Take a trip to a French bistro for one night only at Basic Kitchen. For BK's February wine dinner, enjoy a special menu featuring French bistro food paired with natural French wines from McCarus Beverage Company.

All The Blues
All The Blues
Through April 30
The Vendue

Enjoy all the cocktails and canapes your heart desires at the opening of the Vendue's All The Blues art exhibit featuring the work of 24 artists.

Meditations in Silver & Gold by Amanda McLenon
Meditations in Silver & Gold by Amanda McLenon
Through Feb. 28
Charleston Artist Guild Gallery

The Charleston Artist Guild will exhibit wildlife artist Amanda McLenon's latest collection of work called Meditations in Silver & Gold: Bird Paintings Reimagined. Amanda will hold a talk at the gallery beforehand at 3 p.m.

#Yesterday in Microfashion
#Yesterday in Microfashion
Through May 12
Charleston Museum

With over 50 garments from every milestone of a child’s life including christening gowns, mourning wear, fancy dress and skeleton suits, this exhibition will turn the idea of “tradition” in terms of children’s clothing, upside down as it explores dresses worn by boys, the boots worn by girls and the colors worn by both. “Much of what we consider proper and traditional in regards to children’s clothing actually comes from advertisements. Even the term ‘toddler’ as a category of childhood is entirely an invention of retailers,” notes Teresa Teixeira, Curator of Historic Textiles.

Choucroute Dinner
Thu., Feb. 28
NICO

NICO's three-course Choucroute Dinner, created by French master Chef Nico Romo, features cuisine typically found in Alsace, the historical regional in northeastern France. Each course is paired with wine.

Birds of Prey Photography Day
Birds of Prey Photography Day
Sun., Feb. 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Sun., March 17, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Sun., April 28, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Sun., Oct. 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Sun., Nov. 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Sun., Dec. 22, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Center for Birds of Prey

The Center for Birds of Prey Photography Day is unlike any other photography experience offered in the state of South Carolina. This 3-hour program allows photographers unencumbered views of 15 different species of birds of prey outside of their enclosures in a natural setting. Attendees will be able to take photographs of birds in both a static, perching perspective as well as in motion and in flight. The number of photographers is limited to allow for optimum access by all attendees.

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