CALENDAR, Jan. 23+: From North Charleston to black comedy and jazz

(NEW) State of North Charleston.  7 p.m., Jan. 26, City Council Chambers, North Charleston City Hall.  Mayor Keith Summey will present the 2017 State of the City Address.  If you can’t attend, it will be streamed live here on the Web and here on Facebook.

Black Comedy: Jan. 26-Feb 11, South of Broadway Theatre, 1080 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston.  This play is a classic farce by the late Peter Shaffer that begins in total darkness and then shines.  Tickets are $25.  Times and more info.

Lew Tabackin, jazz:  8 p.m., Jan. 26-28, How Art Thou Jazz Lounge, 1956 Maybank Highway, James Island.  Premier tenor player and flutist Lew Tabackin will offer performances over three nights with three others in the lounge, which has only 65 seats.  Tickets:  $10.  More info.

Lawrence exhibit:  Jan. 28 to April 30, Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St., Charleston.  The museum will offer a comprehensive overview of influential American artist Jacob Lawrence featuring prints made from 1663 to 2000.  His prints explore African-American culture and experiences and highlight themes of history, labor and life.  More:  GibbesMuseum.org.

How to start a business:  6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Feb. 1, Meeting Room B, Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston.  The Charleston chapter of SCORE  (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will hold a free workshop to highlight important information and other advice to anyone planning to start a business.  Learn about resources that are available to you.

(NEW) DeSare sings Sinatra:  7:30 p.m., Feb. 4, Gaillard Center, Charleston.  Tony DeSare will return to Charleston to perform the music of crooner Frank Sinatra with Principal Pops Conductor Yuri Bekker and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.  Tickets are $20 to $77.  More.

Shuck-a-Rama:  5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 11, The Barrel of Charleston, 1859 Folly Road, Charleston.  The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina is holding its 6th annual oyster roast to raise awareness and money to support the organization’s services related to helping people deal with brain injuries..  Attendees will not only have fresh oysters, drinks and other food, but they’ll also be able to enjoy music from local bands.   More info/tickets.

(NEW) Run with the Wild Things:  8:30 a.m., March 4, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel.  “Where the Wild Things Run” is a 5K run/walk that allows nature lovers and sportsmen/women to run through nature trails at the 654-acre county-run site.  Food and beverages will be available after the run.  Also available – kids’ yoga and readings of Maurice Sendak’s classic “Where the Wild Things Are.”  Race cost:  $22 to $38.  Register and learn more at:  http://www.CharlestonCountyParks.com/WTWTR

Early morning bird walks at Caw Caw:  8:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel.  You can learn about habitats and birds, butterflies and other organisms in this two-hour session.  Registration not required, but participants are to be 15 and up.  $10 per person or free to Gold Pass holders.  More:  http://www.CharlestonCountyParks.com.

Yoga and walk:  9:30 a.m. every Monday and Thursday, at two locations:  McLeod Plantation on James Island and Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel.  Charleston County Parks offers a walk and restorative yoga led by professionals in natural settings.  $10 per session with reduced rates for card holders.  Age 16 and up.  More:  http://www.CharlestonCountyParks.com.

If you have an event to list on our calendar, please send it to editor@charlestoncurrents.com for consideration.  The calendar is updated weekly on Mondays.
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