CALENDAR, Feb. 20+: From theatrical performances to David McCullough

Ain’t Misbehavin’: 10 shows through March 5, Midtown Theatre @Duvall Center, 2816 Azalea Drive, North Charleston.  This popular jazz musical review that won lots of awards will have nighttime and matinee shows and feature classic jazz hits.  Tickets are $35 for adults; $25 for students.  Times and more.

Peter and the StarcatcherThrough March 5, Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St., Charleston.  Charleston Stage is offering this collaboration of writers Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson that mixes humor and suspense with the Peter Pan story.  Several shows.  Learn more.

An evening with David McCullough:  6 p.m., Feb. 21, Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Charleston.  Award-winning historian David McCullough will reprise a White House performance done with musician Ed Wise at the 100th anniversary celebration of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge.  At this performance that will benefit the Charleston Library Society, McCullough and Wise will share stories of history punctuated with the music of George Gershwin and Scott Joplin.  For tickets, click here or call 843-723-9912.

Free tax workshop:  9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 24, Hanahan Public Library, 1216 Old Murray Court, Hanahan.  The Internal Revenue Service in coordination with the Small Business Development Center will offer a tax workshop for small business owners that’s designed to provide information and instruction about business taxes, tax benefits and obligations connected with starting a business as well as tax responsibilities for new employers. Other topics to be discussed include tax record keeping and tax filing deadlines.  Pre-registration may be made by calling (843) 740-6160 or visiting www.charlestonsbdc.com  and click on “Workshops.”

(NEW) Free Big Band Concert: 7 p.m., Feb. 24, Trident Tech, College Center in the Complex for Economic Development (Bldg. 920) on Main Campus, 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston.  Charleston’s Premier Big Band featuring Nancy Clayton will perform the music of George Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and others.  A limited number of free tickets are available.  For info, contact:  843.574.6012.

Charleston Wine + Food Festival:  March 1 to March 5, throughout town.  Check out what’s new in the 12th year of the popular food festival.

Love, Sex & the IRS:  March 3 to 19, Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St., Charleston.  The Footlight Players offer this farcical romp just in time for tax time.  A cross between “I Love Lucy” and “Some Like It Hot,”  the play is set in New York City in 1978.   There will be 10 shows, including three matinees, over several days.  Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for students.  More:  http://www.FootlightPlayers.net.

(NEW) Speth, George to talk conservation:  2 p.m. to 4 p.m., March 4, Main Library, Calhoun Street.  Speaking will be Gus Speth, former dean of the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Management and co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Albert George III, first director of conservation of the S.C. Aquarium and co-founder of the Amazon Reforestation Project.  Proceeds for sales of Orangeburg native Speth’s “Angels by the River” will support Charleston Friends of the Library.

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

(NEW) Oyster roast fundraiser:  2 p.m. to 5 p.m., March 5, Bowens Island, 1870 Bowens Island Road.  Friends of the Lowcountry Senior Center will hold an oyster roast fundraiser  with live music by the Sweetgrass Band.  Tickets are $30 in advance for adults, $40 at the door.  More info: 843.990.5555.

Walk for Water: 9 a.m., March 25, Brittlebank Park, Charleston.  Water Missions International will hold its 11th annual water event to educate folks about the effort that more than a billion people go through to get water.  The walk through the streets of Charleston costs $20 for adults, but is free for kids up to age 15. To learn more about this fun event, go to:  CharlestonWalk.org.

Lawrence exhibit:  Through 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.  NOTE:  See our 2010 story on Lawrence.

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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