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CALENDAR, Jan. 22+: On civil rights photography, breaking barriers, more

CALENDAR, Jan. 22+: On civil rights photography, breaking barriers, more

Staff reports  |  The niece of a celebrated civil rights photographer will be at a special event Jan. 30 at Charleston County Public Library on Calhoun Street. Karen Berman will attend an event at the library at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30 that celebrates photographs taken by her aunt, Ida Berman, in 1959 on Johns Island as residents were organizing to vote and figure for their rights.  A display of photos have been at the library since the beginning of the month.

NINE DAYS LEFT, Cuba photo exhibit: Through Jan. 31. Charleston County Public Library, Calhoun St., Charleston.  Charleston Currents’ editor and publisher Andy Brack offers photographic insights into Cuba from a 2015 visit to the country.  An exhibition is on display in the Saul Alexander Gallery.  Free.

Breaking down barriers:  6 p.m. Jan. 23, Emanuel AME Church, Charleston.  Former S.C. Rep. Lucille Whipper of Mount Pleasant and Charleston business leader Linda Ketner will share their experiences breaking barriers in this talk moderated by Patricia Williams Lessane, a cultural anthropologist and the executive director of the Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston. 

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CALENDAR, Jan. 16+: On breaking barriers, restaurants, comedy and jazz

CALENDAR, Jan. 16+: On breaking barriers, restaurants, comedy and jazz

Staff reports  |  Former S.C. Rep. Lucille Whipper of Mount Pleasant and Charleston business leader Linda Ketner, two recent recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Charleston NAACP, will share their experiences breaking barriers in South Carolina at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church in a forum that starts 6 p.m. Jan. 23.  The talk will be moderated by Patricia Williams Lessane, a cultural anthropologist and the executive director of the Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston.  Several other community events also are listed on the calendar. Click headline for more.

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This young woman is a drummer and singer in a band that plays Afro-Cuban music at an art studio in El Callejon de Hamel in Havana.

CALENDAR, Jan. 8+: Restaurant week, author talk, music, more

Cuba photo exhibit: Through Jan. 31/ Charleston County Public Library, Calhoun St., Charleston.  Charleston Currents’ editor and publisher Andy Brack offers photographic insights into Cuba from a 2015 visit to the country.  An exhibition is on display in the Saul Alexander Gallery.  Free.

Restaurant Week:  Jan. 10-21 in Charleston area restaurants.  Charleston diners will be able to enjoy special food and drinks from renowned chefs at dozens of local eateries during the latest installment of Charleston Restaurant Week.  More than 100 restaurants are expected to participate.  For a list, click here.

Tata talk: Noon, Jan. 10, High Cotton restaurant, East Bay St., Charleston.  Retired Brigadier Gen. A.J. Tata will profile his latest military thriller, Direct Fire, at this Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series Luncheon.  Tickets are $31 for the luncheon and $58 for the luncheon and signed copy of the book.  More info.

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CALENDAR, Jan. 1+: Berman’s civil rights photos on display at library

CALENDAR, Jan. 1+: Berman’s civil rights photos on display at library

Staff reports  |  If you want to know more of what life was like on Johns Island as the civil rights movement was blossoming, you should see Ida Berman’s collection of photographs now on display at the Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston.

A celebrated photographer and immigrant, Berman snapped these never-before-seen photos of places and scenes on the sea island from January 1959 include people working at The Progressive Club as well as portraits of civil rights leaders Esau Jenkins, Myles Horton, Septima Clark and others. 

Special Jan. 4 event: Candie Carawan, who published the landmark, “Ain’t You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?” with husband Guy Carawan, will share civil rights stories with Team Backpack journalists 5:30 p.m. Jan. 4 in the library’s auditorium.  The book includes statements from Johns Island residents during the modern civil rights movement. 

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CALENDAR, Dec 18:+:  More than holiday events now on calendar

CALENDAR, Dec 18:+:  More than holiday events now on calendar

A Christmas Carol.: Runs through Dec. 20, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston.    The holiday classic returns again as Charleston Stage’s musical adaption features Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, will put you in the Christmas spirit with four spectacular new musical production numbers. For tickets and more information, go to CharlestonStage.com.

Holiday Festival of Lights: Runs through Dec. 31, James Island County Park.  There’s fun every night through the end of the month for anyone who wants to see more than 2 million holiday lights in this annual spectacular event.  Learn more. 

(NEW) New Year’s Eve:  There are lots of parties around town where you can ring in the new year.  A sampling:
* Yorktown Countdown
* Mansion Ball at The Restoration
* New Year’s Eve – Hollywood Style with the Joe Clarke Quartet
* New Year’s Eve dinner cruise
More: Search Charleston CVB

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CALENDAR, Dec. 11:+: Holiday events fill December calendar

CALENDAR, Dec. 11:+: Holiday events fill December calendar

A Charleston Celtic Christmas: 7 p.m., Dec. 11, Circular Congregational Church, Meeting Street, Charleston.  Na Fidléirí and the Taylor Festival Choir will perform a program that continues to present a mixture of traditional holiday carols, instrumental jigs with a Celtic flavor and spiritual choral and instrumental segments. 

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings:  Shows are through Dec. 17, Cabaret Theatre, Duvall Center, 2816 Azalea Drive, North Charleston.  Midtown Productions will offer the local premier of this musical comedy of doo=wop songs of the 50s and 60s.

A Christmas Carol.: Runs through Dec. 20, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston.    The holiday classic returns again as Charleston Stage’s musical adaption features Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

Holiday Festival of Lights: Runs through Dec. 31, James Island County Park.  There’s fun every night through the end of the month for anyone who wants to see more than 2 million holiday lights in this annual spectacular event. 

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CALENDAR, Dec 4:+:  From holiday shows to holiday light — and more

CALENDAR, Dec 4:+:  From holiday shows to holiday light — and more

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings:  Shows are through Dec. 17, Cabaret Theatre, Duvall Center, 2816 Azalea Drive, North Charleston.  Midtown Productions will offer the local premier of this musical comedy of doo=wop songs of the 50s and 60s featuring veterans Ryan Ahlert and Brandon Joyner.  For tickets, times and more, go to: Midtown Productions.

A Christmas Carol.: Runs through Dec. 20, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston.    The holiday classic returns again as Charleston Stage’s musical adaption features Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, will put you in the Christmas spirit with four spectacular new musical production numbers. For tickets and more information, go to CharlestonStage.com.

Holiday Festival of Lights: Runs through Dec. 31, James Island County Park.  There’s fun every night through the end of the month for anyone who wants to see more than 2 million holiday lights in this annual spectacular event.

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CALENDAR, Nov. 27+:  Magnolia to feature lots of holiday events

CALENDAR, Nov. 27+:  Magnolia to feature lots of holiday events

Staff reports  |  Magnolia Plantation and Gardens’ annual holiday children’s village is part of a month of yuletide events at the attraction.  The village will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily with several special events from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., including:

Dec. 2: “Santa Paws” featuring pet adoptions with Lowcountry Lab Rescue, Sinbad Sadie Second Chance Rescue, Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary, Pet Helpers, Greyhound Pets of America – Charleston, holiday crafts and a pet costume contest at 1 p.m.

Dec. 3: “Sleigh Bells” ring with pony rides, photos with Santa in his sleigh, holiday crafts and activities.

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CALENDAR, Nov. 20+:  Holiday events starting to fill the calendar

Staff reports  |  Circular Congregational Church on Meeting Street will host two holiday concerts in December that blend classical and folk music.  A  Candlelight Christmas Mass  will be performed by the Taylor Festival Choir at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10, while A Charleston Celtic Christmas will be offered the following day at 7 p.m. Also on the calendar:

Ink Meets Paper, a pop-up market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 25, 4411 Spruill Ave., North Charleston.

That Holiday Book Sale: Opens at 9 a.m. on Dec. 1 and 2, Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant. 

Candlelight vigil:  6:30 p.m., Dec. 1, Unitarian Church of Charleston, 4 Archdale St., Charleston. 

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CALENDAR, Nov. 13+:  Johns Island holiday bazaar coming Dec. 2

CALENDAR, Nov. 13+:  Johns Island holiday bazaar coming Dec. 2

Staff reports  |  The fourth annual Homegrown Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 2 will feature more than 100 vendors and farmers – and it’s just in time for you to do your holiday shopping from local vendors.

The event will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Johns Island County Park, 2662 Mullet Hall Road, on Johns Island.   The bazaar will also serve as the farmers market for that day and is brought to you by the Johns Island Farmers Market and Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce. 

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