Weekend! Nov. 17-20

Charleston Classic

It's the most wonderful time of the year! That would be basketball season. Charleston has hosted a quality tournament the past few years, and this year is the same. Come watch, because you never know; you could be seeing players who will be on the big screens come March.
WHO: Georgia Tech, Louisiana State, Northwestern, St. Joseph's, Seton Hall, Tulsa, Virginia Commonwealth and Western Kentucky
WHERE: TD Arena at the College of Charleston
WHEN: Today through Sunday; no games Saturday — cut the kids some slack.

Charleston has always been a place where you can find a good meal and a fun party. But back in the day, a la 1740-ish, it was ridiculous. Though, what else is there to do when there's no TV/Internet/cell phones? Party on.
WHO: The Charleston Museum
WHERE: Heyward-Washington House, 87 Church St.
WHEN: 4 p.m. today

This place has been around for ages. It's been in many hands, and now the parks department is making big plans for it. It's usually closed to the public, as they're fixing it all up, so take advantage of this chance to see what's up.
WHO: Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission
WHERE: McLeod Plantation, James Island
WHEN: 1-4 p.m. Saturday

She's a coal miner's daughter, and a darn good singer. She's recorded more than 50 albums of her own, and has worked with Ernest Tubb, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Jack White... we could go on...
WHO: Loretta Lynn
WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center
WHEN: 8 tonight

It's an off-Broadway play about those crazy kids Luke and Adam. We haven't met them yet either, but from the description, they sound like a couple of interesting characters we'd like to spend an afternoon chatting with.
WHO: Pure Theatre
WHERE: 477 King St.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, then more shows next weekend

The College of Charleston School of the Arts hosts fantastic musicians for several concerts during the school year — how have we not heard of this? The opener includes two Beethovens and a Brahms, and one is a ghost.
WHO: Lee-Chin Siow, Natalia Khoma and Matti Raekallio
WHERE: Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

It's two great things that go great together for a good cause: sailing and oysters. Ok, maybe not right at the same time, though you could sail out to a spot to get some oysters. But only with proper permits, people.
WHO: Charleston Community Sailing
WHERE: Bowen's Island Restaurant
WHEN: 2-5 p.m. Sunday

So a tin soldier falls for a paper ballerina. It's the makings of a beautiful love story. It's got charm, it's got sweetness, it's got fairy-tale and it's got ballet. The kiddos are going to love it.
WHO: Hans Christian Andersen and the Charleston Ballet
WHERE: Charleston Music Hall
WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday

Here she is... er... they are. The most lovely of them all, in appearance, poise, interview and talent. See who takes the crown and the sceptre. Ok, we're not sure if there's actually a sceptre, but there's definitely a crown.
WHO: Young women from across the state
WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center
WHEN: Prelims are at 8 p.m. Friday; the finals are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday

When we first heard that these 4-D movies were 15 minutes, we thought that seemed awfully short for a movie. Then we thought, really, it's more like a roller coaster. And what other roller coaster lasts 15 minutes? Score.
WHO: S.C. Aquarium
WHERE: The 4-D immersion theater
WHEN: Through Dec. 23; showtimes throughout the day


Coming soon

  • Chesapeake: New dates: Jan. 4-7 at 8 p.m. at 84 1/2 Society St. Regional premiere of the "supernatural, dognapping, politically charged, one-man tour de force." Put on by What If? Productions.
  • Young Artist Concert: 8 p.m. Monday, Simons Center for the Arts. Part of the College of Charleston Monday Night Concert Series.
  • Need to Breathe: Live and in person. 9 p.m. March 3, North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Internet presale started at 10 a.m. Codeword: Reckoning
  • Miranda Lambert: On Fire tour with Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, North Charleston Coliseum. Presale is today; the secret word is: Claim.

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