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Contents

January, February, March 2013 Vol. 65 No. 1

FEATURES 8 14 16 18 24 27 30 32 37 39 47 48 49

Crowd Pleasers The Family Circle Cup 66th Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens 2013 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre Offers Lighthearted Take on Whodunits The Hat Ladies Join the Folly Beach Easter Promenade Experience Winter’s Beauty with Camellia Walks at Middleton Place 2013 Charleston Symphony Orchestra Designer Showhouse Charleston Named #1 City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler 30th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival Free Gullah Heritage Programs at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site Annual Flowertown Festival Charleston’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

51 10th Annual Charleston International Antiques Show 60 Cooper River Bridge Run Spotlight on the Arts 20 Witness to History: Civil Rights Era Photographs by James Karales Uniquely Charleston 28 New Discoveries in the Aiken-Rhett House Museum What’s Cookin’? 38 South Carolina Oyster Pie Cobblestones of the Past 53 300 Years of History: The Powder Magazine of South Carolina What’s in Bloom 57 78th Annual House and Garden Tours

IN EVERY ISSUE

Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Shopping Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Dining Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 35 Sightseeing Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Calendars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 52, 56 Downtown Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Area Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Tides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

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Welcome

to C h a r l e s to n Thank you for choosing Historic Charleston as your vacation destination. We are proud to have been named the #1 vacation destination in the world by Condé Naste Traveler. Their readers voted our city the best in the world! This time of year, long walks are the perfect way to enjoy a mild winter day. Our gardens are beautiful year-round and a peek around a garden wall will reward you with a glimpse of lovely cool weather blooms. A visit to one of our many museums is also a great way to spend a leisurely day. The 300th anniversary of The Powder Magazine is this year; you’ll find it highlighted on our cover and in “Cobblestones of the Past.” This fascinating piece of history is a not-to-be-missed landmark of our historic city. New historical knowledge is continually being unearthed in the Holy City, and our “Uniquely Charleston” feature provides fascinating new information about the Aiken-Rhett House and the lives of its enslaved inhabitants. Whether this is your first visit or an annual tradition, Charleston is the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation. Please enjoy our history, delicious food and unique attractions. And, thank you for visiting our city, and we hope to see you again soon! Please visit us on the web, www.charlestongateway.com, and find us on Facebook for insider tips and exclusives!

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Crowd Pleaser

The Family Circle Cup

The 2013 Family Circle Cup will be held March 30-April 7 at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island. Every spring, the City of Charleston and Daniel Island serves as a backdrop to one of the richest and most traditional events in women's professional tennis. Since 1973, the Family Circle Cup has been a pioneer in women’s professional sports, creating milestones that over the years have directly influenced the popularity of women’s professional tennis. The Family Circle Cup, A WTA Premier Event, has a roster of past champions that include some of the biggest names in the history of women’s tennis including Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin, Steffi Graf, Gabriela Sabatini, Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati, Venus Williams, Justine Henin, Serena Williams and Carolina Wozniacki. As one of the hottest tickets in professional sports, the Family Circle Cup is more than just a tennis tournament it’s a festival with some world-class tennis thrown in. During the week, fans are entertained with a variety of activities aimed at making their week on Daniel Island a memorable one. It’s an action packed nine days filled with high-level tennis and a host of other activities that have been created for all age groups from children to senior citizens. For tickets or more information, call 843-856-7900 or visit www.familycirclecup.com.

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T H E

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WITNESS TO HISTORY Civil Rights Era Photographs by James Karales On View January 11–May 12, 2013 Gibbes Museum of Art 135 Meeting Street Engaged as a photo-journalist for Look magazine, acclaimed photographer James Karales witnessed and documented many historic events during the Civil Rights movement and created some of the era’s most iconic images.

Witness to History is made possible by the generous support of Gateway Magazine. FOLLOW US Lewis Marshall Carrying U.S. Flag, Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965 (Detail), 1965, by James Karales (American, 1930–2002). Vintage gelatin silver print. ©Image courtesy of the Estate of James Karales

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Crowd Pleaser

66TH ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL OF HOUSES AND GARDENS March 21- April 20, 2013

Experience the intimate charm and elegance found only beyond Charleston's private garden gates and historic thresholds during Historic Charleston Foundation’s 66th Annual Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens. Set amid the historic ambience of the city’s Old & Historic District, this series of awardwinning tours showcases Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. These tours provide a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences, dating to the 18th century. Charleston has been renowned for three centuries as “a city set in a garden.” The Festival is set during the peak of the city's blooming season, and tours feature seven to ten properties each day in one of eleven neighborhoods, dating from the American colonial period, through the antebellum and Victorian eras, to early 20th century. Beautiful architecture and lush gardens are woven throughout the historic neighborhoods of Charleston, which has consistently been named among the ten most courteous and friendly cities in America. Exciting special events are planned throughout the Festival. On Friday, March 29, from 4:30-7 pm, the Festival Plantation Picnic and Oyster Roast gives guests the opportunity to experience the unique culinary pleasures of the Carolina Lowcounty at Drayton Hall Plantation. Tickets are $45 for adults and $20 for ages 6-12 and include steamed oysters and other Southern Cuisine. Reservations are required. Cruise the Charleston Harbor on the “Spirit of Carolina” with historian Ian McDonald on April 2, 16 and 19. Cruises are $45 for adults and $20 for ages 6-12. Cruises depart from the Fountain Walk behind the S.C. Aquarium and include hors d’oeuvres, a wine or beer ticket and soft drinks. Reservations are required and passengers must be ready to board at 1:15 pm as the boat leaves promptly at 1:30 pm. Special musical concerts are one of the most popular special events. On March 25, “Beethoven on Church Street” will be held at the First Baptist Church; “Bluegrass Jam” will be offered on April 3 at the Circular Congregational Church, and “Ol’ Time Bluegrass,” will conclude the concert series on April 13 at St. Stephen Episcopal Church. Concert tickets are $30. For more information and tickets, call 843-722-3405 or visit www.historiccharleston.org.

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2013 BB&T CHARLESTON WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL February 28-March 3, 2013

Food and wine connoisseurs can enlighten both their palates and senses during the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival that runs February 28-March 3, 2013. Discover the distinctive flavors of the Lowcountry and uniquely Charleston experiences while interacting with and learning from the country’s best chefs, authors and beverage professionals. With over 80 events over the course of the Festival weekend, there is truly something for every person and every taste! On Saturday March 2, a new and exciting event, the Waffle House Smackdown, hosted by Bon Appétit contributor Andrew Knowlton, a native of Atlanta, where the iconic chain originated, will offer thrills for all as guest and local chefs recreate the chain’s famous dishes in a timed competition. Guests will not leave hungry as Waffle House favorites will be served at the conclusion of the competition. Truly the heart of the BB&T Wine + Food Festival, The Culinary Village in Marion Square will be buzzing with activity all weekend long. Over 80 food, wine and spirit stations – serving samples of products from across the country – are blended together at this Festival hot spot. Round off the Festival weekend with a less than lazy Sunday afternoon filled with the Rigs, Pigs + Swigs. Some of the South’s best pit masters will bring their best offerings to this celebration of all things ‘cue. Enjoy a variety of beer, wine and cocktails to go along with a feast including pulled pork, brisket, seafood, chicken, and more. This year’s venue, the Mount Pleasant Visitors’ Center, located under the Ravenel Bridge, offers not only breathtaking views of the iconic Charleston skyline, but also plenty of open-air space for rigs of all shapes and sizes, dancing to the music of The Bushels and celebrating another great year of the Festival! For more information, call 843-722-5547, or email info@charlestonwineandfood.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.charlestonwineandfood.com.

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Crowd Pleaser

THE BLACK FEDORA COMEDY MYSTERY THEATRE OFFERS LIGHTHEARTED TAKE ON WHODUNITS

Something funny is going on in downtown Charleston and it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to deduce that if you love a good mystery… or need a good laugh…The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre & Shoppe is the solution. Three comic mysteries run most evenings and some mornings/ matinees. Enjoy some laughs with friends or date night away from the kiddies at the comic whodunit, Inspector NoClue’s Murder Mystery. For history buffs and those who “ain’t afraid of no ghosts” there's the hauntingly historical, hysterical Charleston History Mystery. And for families and closet buccaneers “thar be” The Pirate Mystery Treasure Show – a truly fun and interactive experience for children. The moment you step through the door of this cozy theatre, you are in an atmosphere of mystery. You can browse the mysterythemed books and gifts in the quirky shoppe, play the “detective game” lining the theatre walls, and if you wish, participate in the show. Guests can volunteer to play a character or choose to stay out of the spotlight and enjoy some tasty appetizers and desserts or something from the beer/wine/drink selection. Located at 164 Church St., Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre shows run Thursday-Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 4 pm. Call or visit the website for additional showtimes. Tickets are $24 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under. For more info, call 843-937-6453 or visit www.charlestonmysteries.com.

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Spotlight on the Arts

WITNESS TO HISTORY: CIVIL RIGHTS ERA PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAMES KARALES Exhibit at Gibbes Museum January 11-May 12, 2013

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As part of the forthcoming 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of desegregation in South Carolina public education, the Gibbes Museum of Art is showcasing an iconic collection of Civil Rights era photographs by acclaimed photographer James Karales. Engaged as a photo-journalist for Look magazine, Karales witnessed and documented many historic events during the Civil Rights movement and created some of the era’s most iconic images. On view January 11 through May 12, 2013, this exhibition will feature forty vintage photographs from the Estate of James Karales that offer insight into this remarkable period of history – a period in which the visual image was crucial in communicating the struggle for justice to the world. Born in Canton, Ohio, the son of Greek immigrants, James Karales (1930-2002) graduated from Ohio University in 1955 with a BFA in photography. He studied under celebrated photographer W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978) where he gained skills as a master photographic printer and learned the significance of photography not only as a creative medium but as an important means of communication. One of his first photo-essays documented Rendville, Ohio, a once prosperous, racially integrated coal-mining town that by 1956 had fallen on hard times. Karales’s insightful images of this struggling community were precursors to a career spent capturing the humanity of people struggling to be free. On assignment for Look magazine in the 1960s, Karales created some of the most indelible images of the Civil Rights movement. In 1962, Karales traveled extensively with Dr. Martin Luther King, and in 1965, he documented the Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights. Karales captured 20 www.charlestongateway.com

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with his camera every aspect of this historic five-day march and in the process created some of his most powerful work. Today, Karales’s works are in numerous public collections including the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Two major publications, one through University of South Carolina Press entitled Controversy and Hope: The Civil Rights Photographs of James Karales, and another entitled James Karales published by Steidl and Howard Greenberg Gallery in NYC, are due for release during the exhibition and will underscore the significance of Karales and the impact of his work. In addition, Witness to History will be part of the College of Charleston’s 2013 Jubilee Project, a collaborative academic and cultural initiative extending across the Carolina Lowcountry, to acknowledge the forthcoming anniversaries. The Jubilee Project is an outgrowth of the College’s five-year Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration. Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives that serve the community by stimulating creative expression and improving the region’s superb quality of life. Located on 135 Meeting St., museum hours are TuesdaySaturday, 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, students and military and $5 for children 6-12. For more information, visit www.gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706. www.charlestongateway.com 21

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Tom’s Toys

125 Market Street Between King & Meeting Sts

G-2 Gate Jewelry Exclusive Dealers for Cat’s Meow & Annette Lowe Try our new gourmet food line

71 South Market St. • 843.722.1701 Corner of S. Market & Church • Locally Owned

843-720-8943 www.kaplaus.com

P E R F U M E RY Original Tea Olive Perfume Rainbow Market • 40 N. Market St. 843.723.6933

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CHARLESTON’S HISTORIC MARKET is one of the area’s must see attractions. Having survived a tumultuous past, the Market has outlasted tornadoes, hurricanes, a major earthquake and devastation by fires and Civil War bombardment. Over 200 years ago, a wealthy Charleston family willed land to the town of Charleston to be used as a public market, with the stipulation that the property revert to the family if used for any other purpose. To this day, the charming Charleston City Market is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. Market Hall faces Meeting Street as the main entrance to four blocks of open-air buildings. One-of-a-kind shops and restaurants have something for every taste. Charleston’s famous carriage tours also depart from the area.

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THE HAT LADIES JOIN THE FOLLY BEACH EASTER PROMENADE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013

Let The Hat Ladies start your holiday weekend by wishing you a “Hatpy Easter!” Have your cameras ready to capture their annual stroll, reflecting the grace and tradition that is Charleston, beginning at 11am down Center Street in Folly Beach, on Saturday March 30. For more info, visit www.hatladies.org or call 843-762-6679. The Hat Ladies suggest you enjoy the rest of the day shopping on King Street and admiring the holiday decorations in the windows. The next day attend services at one of Charleston’s historic churches followed by Easter brunch at one of the many fine Charleston restaurants.

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The Charleston Concert Association Where the Arts come Alive!

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Here to StayPianist is theKevin new multimedia Cole, concert celebrating the greatestinterpreter team of leading Gershwin collaborators in the history of American in this event. music. perform With a top notchmultimedia touring party, including Kevin Cole the leading Gershwin Opening Night! interpreterSeason and Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair, this concert event provides an unprecedented insider view into the legendary duo, and offers rare Warsaw Philharmonic November 3, 2012audio l 7and PMvideo footage of the Gershwins.

Gershwin photos from the family archives, rare video clips, and elegant, state-of-the-art visual elements provide a distinctive audio-visual experience and an unforgettable offering of the Gershwin brothers’ best.

Featuring Maestro Wit and Pianist Yulianna Avdeeva

Summertime Rhapsody in Blue The Man I Love I Got Rhythm Called “the world’s reigning male Love Is Here toChanticleer Stay ’S Wonderful chorus,” by the New Yorker, this They All Laughed Up isthe Band January 22, 2013Strike ensemble known as an 7 PM “orchestra of voices.” Fascinating Rhythm But Not for Me Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off Presented by the Charleston Concert Association, a locally operated 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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All Shows are performed at the College of Charleston Sottile Theatre 33 George Street For tickets call 843-727-1216

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Discover

HISTORIC SUMMERVILLE

In a world with too many national chain stores and not enough of the independent, mom and pop, boutique stores of days gone by, Summerville, with its small-town values and historic roots, does not disappoint. Only 18 miles from Charleston via I-26 to Exit 199-A or Hwy. 61 past the Gardens, you’ll find the historic village of Summerville. The “Flowertown in the Pines” offers unique boutiques, ladies & children’s clothing, gifts, toys, restaurants, antiques, fabric, jewelry and much more!

Main Street Antiques

Antiques, Consignment & Unique Gifts

A ladies’ boutique of simple elegance 130 S. Main St., Summerville 843.871.6745 • maggieroseinc.com Fabric, Books, Patterns, Notions, Quilts, Sewing Machines Voted One of the Top Quilting Shops in the USA!

Downtown Summerville 129 West Richardson Ave. 843.871.8872

New items arriving daily Over 6500 sq ft

Monday-Saturday, 10:30-5:00 200-A North Main St., Summerville 843.879.9529

This N That Beads & More

Beads, handcrafted items, alterations, custom jewelry and much more! Classes available • Handicapped Accessible 911 Central Ave., Summerville, SC 29483 843-771-3077

www.thisnthatbeadsandmore.com

843.261.9276 102 Central Avenue Summerville, SC 29483 thevillageknittery.com

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EXPERIENCE WINTER’S BEAUTY WITH CAMELLIA WALKS AT MIDDLETON PLACE Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in February and March

Camellias, a southern landscape favorite, show off a blaze of color throughout the winter months. Middleton Place, America’s oldest landscaped gardens, offers visitors a chance to learn more about these spectacular flowers during the height of the blooming season with Camellia Walks, held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday beginning February 14 through March 23. These special guided tours will begin at 11 am and last approximately an hour and a half. Advance reservations are required. For more information, call Middleton Place at 843-556-6020 or visit the website at www.middletonplace.org.

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Uniquely Charleston

New Discoveries in the Aiken-Rhett House Museum

“…been to a great entertainment given by the Governor of South Carolina, Mr. Akin and his lovely wife… Five hundred persons…were invited…the entertainment was one of the most beautiful I have been present at in this country.” – Fredricka Bremer, 1850 The Aiken-Rhett House museum, a property of Historic Charleston Foundation, survives uniquely intact with the presence of several layers of original paint, wallpapers, furnishings and outbuildings. Built by John Robinson in 1820 as a simple Federal style townhouse, William Aiken inherited the house in the early1830s. By 1838, it became a magnificent Greek Revival showplace. Governor Aiken added an art gallery by 1858 and displayed more than 30 works of art there. The family purchased many of these works while seeking enlightenment on a “Grand Tour” of Europe. The outbuildings include a kitchen house, carriage house, the ruin of one garden folly as well as evidence of another and two privies. A high brick wall encloses the rear portion of the property and surrounds these structures. In 2003, the Foundation hired a national team of experts to develop a Historic Structures Report (HSR) of the house to aid as a tool in determining the best path for the property’s future preservation and interpretation. The renowned team had previously studied more than 1000 structures throughout the states of Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina as well as properties abroad. These experts noted that the outbuildings were so significant that a separate HSR needed to be developed for them. The Foundation hired the same investigative team in 2011 to study the outbuildings and to determine the best use and interpretation of those spaces. While Governor Aiken, Mrs. 28 www.charlestongateway.com

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Aiken, and their daughter Henrietta undoubtedly lived a life of financial privilege, many questions remained regarding the lives and duties of the enslaved African-Americans who lived behind the “big house.” By December 2011, the team had reached several conclusions. Many findings were made by researching previous archaeology performed at the slave quarters. For example, in the kitchen house, which is separate from the main house, there is a stew stove that is also referred to as a “ragout stove.” It would have allowed the enslaved cooks to execute difficult French sauces more easily than by using a traditional kettle. The Aikens were well-versed in the gastronomic approaches of the period, and high-style French culinary options were employed at this site. Since the Aikens often hosted grand parties with more than 500 guests in attendance, their enslaved staff would have needed every modern convenience to achieve the family’s culinary ambitions. The living spaces of slave occupants were analyzed as well. In one room, the team found evidence of tack holes for 36" carpeting or sea grass runners. Staff measured the existing sea grass mats in storage on the property and found more than 30 grass mats that all measured the same width. The team also discovered evidence of several generations of paint that were blue and ochre in hue. These paints would have been quite costly at the time. The mantle at the hearth in the room is Federal in style and was clearly recycled from the Robinson period of 1820. In this same space, they also analyzed wood materials at the windows, which were found to be curtain brackets from the mid-nineteenth century. The team also noticed a large spike in between two windows in the west wall of the same room. This large spike would have held a painting or a mirror. All of this concrete evidence was surprising, as most oral histories of urban slave life do not document this type of accommodation. In addition, the team studied the stable and the rooms above it, including living quarters and a hayloft. Evidence of costly blue paint was found in one of those living quarters. The investigators were amazed that the hayloft was plastered and painted a deep ochre, which was a fashionable color in the mid- nineteenth century. These findings again show that Governor Aiken was financing embellishments in a work space. According to our investigative team there was no reason to plaster and paint a hayloft. No one besides those that worked there would see it. So the question remains, why had it been finished? Through careful research and the inclusive and thorough interpretation of historic sites, all visitors can have a better understanding of Charleston’s overall history and the people who lived and worked during the antebellum period. The complexities of slavery have been a part of America’s culture since its founding. Once the HSR study is finalized, Historic Charleston Foundation can interpret the Aiken-Rhett property in an even more comprehensive manner. The staff of Historic Charleston Foundation will continue to work hard at discovering the stories of those enslaved people who lived at the Aiken-Rhett House: their backgrounds, their families, their roles in the household, and their lives following freedom. www.charlestongateway.com 29

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2013 CHARLESTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

Now in its 47th year, the Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse has become an annual tradition for locals and visitors alike. Each year, a different space is transformed by some of our area’s most talented designers, creating a stunning visual display. The Showhouse is held to benefit the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and will be open to the public March 21 through April 21. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at www.csolinc.org. The house will be open 10 am to 4 pm Mon.-Sat., and 1-4 pm on Sundays, except Easter. For more info, call 843-723-0020.

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From Gospel to Gershwin

www.charlestonmysteries.com

Experience the sounds that define Charleston’s history – gospel, Gershwin, jazz, music of the Civil War & more Live concerts at Circular Congregational Church 150 Meeting Street at 7 pm January 11 & 25 February 8, 14, 21 March 2, 8, 14, 20, 24, 30

The Largest Privately Owned House Museum & Decorative Arts Collection in Charleston When it was built in 1876, the Charleston News and Courier called it “the handsomest and most complete private residence in the south.” It still is – 24,000 sq. ft. Italianate home and stunning formal gardens – open daily. As seen in Architectural Digest, American Castles, Forbes, HGTV, the Wall Street Journal, Art and Antiques Magazine, the mini-series North and South, Scarlett and The Notebook.

Adults $28 Seniors $25 • Students $16 Children 12 & under are Free

Box Office: 843.270.4903 Tickets at Charleston Area Visitor Centers www.soundofcharleston.com

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CHARLESTON NAMED #1 CITY IN THE WORLD BY CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

For the second year in a row, the Holy City was named best in the United States, but this year Charleston was also named the number one tourist destination in the world! Receiving accolades from readers for friendliness, lodging, ambiance, culture, shopping and, of course, food, Charleston was called a “bucket list city” by one Condé Nast reader. Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards have been the gold standard in travel industry awards for more than two decades. Last year, Charleston was named best in the United States and third in the world. To read more praise of our historic city, visit www.cntraveler.com.

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GHOST TOURS

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Discover history and adventure at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum with unmatched scenic views of Charleston Harbor and the city skyline.

THREE REMARKABLE VESSELS MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM 28 HISTORIC AIRCRAFT VIETNAM-ERA NAVAL SUPPORT BASE Patriots Point honors active duty military in uniform with FREE admission

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Middleton Place Restaurant SpiritLine Dinner Cruise

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Reservation Service & Rentals Daily•Weekly•Monthly Carriage Houses and Privately Owned Condos in Historic District and Full Equipped Monthly Rentals www.historiccharlestonbedandbreakfast.com

843-722-6606 • 1-800-743-3583

Largest Selection of Needlepoint Threads and Knitting Yarns in the Lowcountry Instruction Available at all Levels

Needlepoint, Knitting & More Tues.-Sat. 10-5 • 843-557-0401 www.itsastitch.net 3464 Maybank Hwy., Ste. D & E Johns Island

Est. 1988

TERRACE OAKS

Antique Mall Charleston, S.C.

90+ Quality Booths 11,000 sq ft

Feb. & Mar. TBA, Edisto Eats Food Festival, Preliminary Events Mar. 16 2nd Annual Edisto Road Race Mar. 16 Edisto Eats Food Festival Mar. 21-24 Edisto Art Guild Play Apr. 6 & 7 4th Annual Low Country Classic Golf Tournament

Mon-Sat 10-5:30 • 843-795-9689 2037 Maybank (Hwy. 700) One mile from Folly Rd.

www.terraceoaksantiques.com

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Edisto Chamber of Commerce P. O. Box 206, Edisto Island, SC 29438 843-869-3867 • 888-333-2781 (toll free) eichamber@aol.com • edistochamber.com

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Cabbage Row Shoppe

Needlepoint

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An exquisite selection of needlepoint canvases, fibers and accessories.

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30th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Chosen Treasures Fine Gifts & Judaica at

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim First Reform Congregation in US

90 Hasell St., Charleston 843.723.7324 Sun-Thurs 10am-4pm, Fri 10 am- 3pm

The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association will be hosting the 30th annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival on Sunday, January 27, 2013, from 10:20 am-5 pm. Located on the 700+ acre grounds of historic Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, the Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the world’s largest oyster festival and has been named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” by Southeastern Tourism Society. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event, with no fee for children under 10. In an effort to improve the flow of traffic around the event site, everyone is encouraged to do their part and carpool. Advance tickets may be purchased at all local Visitor Centers and online at www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com.

Present this ad for a FREE gift with purchases over $10.

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What’s Cookin’?

SOUTH CAROLINA OYSTER PIE

1/2 bag oyster crackers 1 lb. oysters with juice (fresh local oysters should be bought only in months with an “R” in them) 1/2 pt. half & half (will not use all of this) Salt & pepper to taste 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce (or more if desired) 1 stick butter, melted Put oyster crackers between two towels and roll over the top with a rolling pin to crumble the crackers. Spread melted butter over crumbs in a separate bowl and set aside. In a buttered casserole dish, place one layer of the cracker and butter mixture, one thorough layer of oysters, salt and pepper. Let the oyster juice fall where it may in the mixture. Add another layer, and continue until you run out of ingredients. Place uncrushed oyster crackers on top. Mix the half and half, Worcestershire sauce, and any remaining oyster juice in a separate bowl. Pour this liquid into the casserole dish making sure it reaches the bottom of the dish and surrounds each layer of oysters thoroughly. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Calories – thousands. Cholesterol – Lots. Taste – Superb (especially when served with duck or other game birds). Cooks.com

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Free Gullah Heritage Programs at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site Celebrate Gullah Heritage! The National Park Service, in partnership with the Town of Mount Pleasant, is sponsoring a series of free cultural programs at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site every Saturday at 2 pm during March 2013. The Gullah people of the Lowcountry preserve a culture rich in African elements. Programs range from craft demonstrations such as quilting, castnet making and sweetgrass basket sewing to cooking, African drumming and story-telling, folktales, spirituals and other musical performances.

Located at 1254 Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant, the Pinckney site is a 28-acre remnant of Snee Farm, the Lowcountry plantation of Charles Pinckney, a framer of the U.S. Constitution. The site is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 843-881-5516 or visit www.nps.gov/chpi

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SightseeingD I R E C T O R Y CHARLESTON VISITOR RECEPTION & TRANSPORTATION CENTER 375 Meeting St. Open 8:30am-5pm daily. 843-853-8000. Edisto Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 206, Edisto Island, SC 29438. 843-869-3867. Toll free 888-333-2781. eichamber@aol.com. www.edistochamber.com. MOUNT PLEASANT/ISLE OF PALMS VISITOR CENTER 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd. Open 9am-5pm daily. 843-849-9172. SUMMERVILLE VISITOR CENTER 402 N. Main St. (Hwy. 17A). 843-8738535. www.visitsummerville.com.

TOURS & ATTRACTIONS Audubon Center at Beidler Forest The Lowcountry’s “real swamp” experience!! Francis Beidler Forest contains the largest virgin stand of Baldcypress/Tupelo Gum swamp forest in the world. 1000year old trees, abundant native wildlife abound in this untouched Audubon Society sanctuary. Boardwalk trail, or canoeing in season. Tues-Sun 9-5. 843462-2150. www.beidlerforest.com. 336 Sanctuary Road, Harleyville, SC 29448. Carolina Queen Riverboat Cruises Come aboard the Carolina Queen, Charleston’s only authentic river boat for a fun filled afternoon or evening. The Queen is Charleston Harbor’s newest vessel and she specializes in special events and private charters. Wednesday night 40 www.charlestongateway.com

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Murder Mystery Cruises, Craft Beer Cruises throughout the summer and fall, Sunday Brunch Cruises and Holiday Cruises. Please visit our website www.charlestonharbortours.com or call 843-722-1112 for information. CHARLESTON GHOST & DUNGEON WALKING TOUR/ Bulldog Tours This is the tour filmed for The Travel Channel’s America’s Most Haunted Places! Explore the streets, alleyways, cemeteries, churches, and pre-revolutionary dungeon! 1 1/2 hour walking tour, nightly at 7 & 9pm. Resv. required. $2 off each adult w/ ad. Credit cards accepted. 40 N. Market St. 9am-10pm. 843-722-8687. CHARLESTON GHOST & GRAVEYARD WALKING TOUR/ Bulldog Tours An exclusive opportunity to walk inside the gates of one of Charleston’s oldest graveyards after dark. When all the other tours are looking in, you’ll be on the inside. 1 1/2 hour walking tour, nightly at 7:30 & 9:30pm. Resv. required. $2 off each adult w/ad. Credit cards accepted. 40 N. Market St. 843-722-8687. Charleston Harbor Tours Aboard the Carolina Belle Enjoy a live-narrated “Harbor of History Tour” aboard the Carolina Belle. You’ll see 75 points of interest including Ft. Sumter, Ravenel Bridge, the “Battery,” Patriots Point and the “Holy City” skyline. This non-stop tour departs daily at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30, Feb-Nov. Tickets and departure from Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St. 843-722-1112 (DS, MC, V). Book online at www.charlestonharbortours.com or 800-979-3370. Local 843-722-1112. Available for private charter.

Charleston Strolls Walk with history Featured in the New York Times, this two hour walking tour is the best way to see the historic district. Enjoy famous landmarks, antebellum mansions, quaint alleys, & hidden gardens. $20 per adult, 7-12 $10. Daily, 10am. Departs from Mills House Hotel (corner of Meeting & Queen). Resv. 843-766-2080. THE DARK SIDE OF CHARLESTON WALKING TOUR/ Bulldog Tours An uncensored look – full of corruption, crime, torture, scandal, and sordid affairs. Charleston’s only uncensored tour. Adults only. 1 1/2 hr. walking tour, nightly at 8 & 10pm. Resv. required. $2 off each adult w/ad. Credit cards accepted. 40 N. Market St. 843-722-8687. HAUNTED JAIL TOUR/Bulldog Tours Tour the Old City Jail, which housed some of Charleston’s most infamous criminals, 19th c. pirates & Civil War prisoners. 45 min. tour. 40 N Market St. Resv. required. $2 off each adult w/ ad. 7, 8, 9, & 10pm nightly. Credit cards accepted. 843-722-8687. Palmetto Carriage Works The oldest carriage company in the city, our tour guides have been driving carriages longer than anyone else. We offer free parking at our front door, an easy loading platform and 100% satisfaction guarantee. Experience value, and a guarantee! Come tour with us! 843-723-8145. www.palmettocarriage.com. Schooner Pride – Charleston’s Tall Ship Marvel at the Holy City’s unique skyline as we sail by the forts, going where history was made. Listen to the wind filling the sails, see dolphins frolicking,

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America’s oldest unrestored plantation house still open to the public. 3380 Ashley River Road Charleston, SC 29414 843.769.2600 www.draytonhall.org

and watch magnificent colors of a Low country sunset. Sail aboard the “Pride” for an afternoon Dolphin Sail or a Sunset Sail – a unique experience! Book online at www.schoonerpride.com or call 800979-3370 or 843-722-1112. Available for private charter. SOUTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM With more to explore every day, visit Charleston’s #1 family attraction! Get up close to sharks, river otters, loggerhead turtles, a rare albino alligator and Atlantic stingrays. Don’t miss daily dive shows and interactive activities. Open daily. www.scaquarium.org. 843-720-1990.

HISTORIC BUILDINGS & MUSEUMS THE CHARLESTON MUSEUM John & Meeting Sts. America’s Oldest Museum, 1773. SC social & natural history. Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5. Adults

$10, Children 3-12 $5. Under 3 free. Combo museum & house tickets available: 1 site $10, 2 sites $16, 3 sites $22. THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE LOWCOUNTRY 25 Ann St. Downtown. 8 exciting and interactive exhibits stir the senses and spark the imagination! $7; children under 1 are free. Tues.-Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 1-5pm; closed Mon. 843-854-8962 or www.explorecml.org. GIBBES MUSEUM OF ART 135 Meeting St. Charleston history as seen through painting, miniature portraiture, sculpture, photographs and more. Special exhibitions offered throughout the year. Tues-Sat 10-5 and Sun 1-5. Adults $9; Seniors, Students and Military $7; Children (6-12) $5; Under 6 free. 843722-2706. www.gibbesmuseum.org.

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KAHAL KADOSH BETH ELOHIM The 4th Oldest Jewish Congregation in the US, founded in 1749. The birthplace of Reform Judaism in 1824 and is home to the second oldest religious school (founded 1838). National Reigster of Historic Places. Guided Tours are available. 90 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC 29401, 843-723-7324, www.chosentreasures.org.

Old exchange & provost Dungeon East Bay at Broad St. Circa 1767. Half Moon Battery beneath the dungeon floor to the elegant Great Hall where George Washington was entertained. Over 300 years of American history. Open daily 9am-5pm. Admission fee. 843-727-2165.

The Market Corner of Meeting & Market Streets. Originally constructed in 1804, the magnificent main arcade has withstood the ravages of two tornados, the earthquake and fire of 1835, and the fierce bombardments of the Civil War and Hurricane Hugo. Home of the Confederate Museum.

PATRIOTS POINT NAVAL & MARITIME MUSEUM WWII Aircraft Carrier Yorktown, Submarine Clamagore, Destroyer Laffey, Coast Guard Cutter Ingham, Cold War Submarine Memorial and the Vietnam Base Camp. Mt. Pleasant. Open daily 9am-6:30pm. Adults $18; Senior Citizens (62+) $15; Children (6-11) $11; Military with ID $15; Military in Uniform - no charge; Children 5 and under - no charge. 843-884-2727. www.PatriotsPoint.org.

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HISTORIC HOMES AIKEN-RHETT HOUSE Historic Charleston Foundation. 48 Elizabeth St. Circa 1820. Virtually unaltered since the 1850s. Former home of Gov. & Mrs. William Aiken, Jr. Adults $10, 6-16 $5, 5 & under free. 843-723-1159. CALHOUN MANSION 16 Meeting St. The largest privately owned home in Charleston. 1876. As featured on A&E’s America’s Castles, this remarkable 24,000 sq ft private residence and its formal gardens are open daily. Tours every 30 minutes between 11am and 4:30pm. $15 per person. 843-722-8205. EDMONDSTON-ALSTON HOUSE 21 East Battery. Circa 1828. Gracious example of early 19th c. elegance, style and comfort. Tues.-Sat. 10am-4:30pm, Sun. & Mon. 1:30-4:30pm. Combo tickets available with Middleton Place Plantation. 843-722-7171. HEYWARDWASHINGTON HOUSE 87 Church St. Built in 1772. George Washington’s temporary residence during his Southern Tour of 1791. $10/adult, $5/child 3-12, under 3 free. Combo tickets available. 843-722-2996.

JOSEPH MANIGAULT HOUSE 350 Meeting St. Built in 1803. Premier example of Adam-style or Federal architecture. Captures the lifestyle of a wealthy, rice-planting family. $10/adult, $5/child 3-12, under 3 free. Combo tickets available. 843-722-2996. NATHANIEL RUSSELL HOUSE Historic Charleston Foundation. 51 Meeting St. Adam-style mansion built between 1803 & 1808. Noted for its free-flying staircase. Adults $10, 6-16 $5, 5 & under free. 843-724-8481.

PLANTATIONS & PARKS CYPRESS GARDENS 175 acre park, half way between Goose Creek and Moncks Corner off Hwy. 52. Beautiful swamp/gardens, Butterfly House, 3.5 miles of walking paths and boat rides through the Gardens. Tours are self-guided. 843-553-0515. www.cypressgardens.info. DRAYTON HALL A masterpiece of Georgian Palladian architecture. Circa 1738. Only plantation house on Ashley River that survived the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. A National Trust Historic site. Open daily. 843-7692600. www.draytonhall.org.

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ISLE OF PALMS COUNTY PARK Restrooms, outdoor showers, dressing rooms, boardwalks, picnic area, seasonal snack bar, seasonal chair and umbrella rentals. Lifeguards seasonally. July-Labor Day 9am-7pm, Sept. 10am-6pm daily. 843-795-4FUN. www.ccprc.com. JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK 871 Riverland Dr. Picnic sites, shelters, fishing dock, trails, bike & pedal boat rentals, climbing wall, RV campground, 10 furnished cottages, off-leash dog park. Adm. $1 per person. July-Labor Day 8am-8pm, Sept. 8am-sunset daily. 843795-PARK. www.ccprc.com. MAGNOLIA PLANTATION & GARDENS Hwy. 61, 10 miles NW of Chas. Listed in National Register of Historic Places. Petting zoo, mini-horses, Biblical Garden, picnic area, plantation house & Audubon Swamp Garden. 843-571-1266. www.magnoliaplantation.com. MIDDLETON PLACE Ashley River Rd. (Hwy. 61). 14 mi. NW of Chas. A National Historic Landmark. 18th c. elegance in America’s oldest landscaped gardens. Restaurant, Museum Shop, Garden Market & Nursery. 843-556-6020. 800-782-3608. www.middletonplace.org. NORTH CHARLESTON WANNAMAKER COUNTY PARK 8888 University Blvd. (Hwy. 78). Picnic sites, shelters, trails, playground, bike, kayak & pedal boat rentals, off-leash dog park. Adm. $1 per person. July-Labor Day 8am-8pm, Sept. 8am-sunset daily. 843-572-7275. www.ccprc.com.

THEATRES & ENTERTAINMENT THE BLACK FEDORA COMEDY MYSTERY THEATRE & SHOPPE Welcoming all who love a good MYSTERY and those who could use a good LAUGH! Featuring Inspector NoClue’s Murder Mystery, the ghostly Charleston History Mystery, and familyoriented Pirate Mystery Treasure Show. Appetizers, desserts, beer/wine. Mystery books/gifts. 164 Church St. near City Market. 843-WE SMILE (937-6453). www.charlestonmysteries.com dock Street Theatre 135 Church St. Opened Feb. 12, 1736. First building in America designed solely for theatrical use. Twice burned & rebuilt. 843-720-3968. THE SOUND OF CHARLESTON “From Gospel to Gershwin” Live concerts featuring music that defines Charleston’s history – gospel, Gershwin, Civil War campsongs, jazz, light classics & more, at Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. Adults $28, Seniors, Students & Military $25, Children $16. See dates in calendar or call 843-270-4903. Tickets at area Visitor Centers or online at www.soundofcharleston.com. Theatre Charleston See a show tonight! Theatre Charleston, a non-profit organization of the area’s leading local theatres, tells you what’s playing when and where. Visit www.theatrecharleston.com.

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Crowd Pleaser

ANNUAL FLOWERTOWN FESTIVAL April 5-7, 2013

Take the short drive to beautiful Summerville and enjoy the work of more than 200 artists and crafters from all over the country. Each day of the three-day event features live entertainment, a Children’s Jubilee and, of course, fabulous food! A Taste of Summerville opens one hour after the Festival opens each day, with samples from some of best food the Lowcountry has to offer. Festival hours are 9 am-5 pm Friday and Saturday and 9 am-4 pm on Sunday. For more information, call 843-871-9622 or visit http://www.flowertownfestival.org.

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CHARLESTON’S ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION Saturday, March 16, 2013

Whether you are of Irish decent/ancestry or no, plan to “don the green” and attend Charleston’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 16th, beginning at 8 am and continuing throughout the day. The festivities will include a St. Patrick’s Day Parade on King Street, an Irish flag-raising at Charleston City Hall, Irish luncheons/meals (along with live Irish entertainment) at Charleston’s Irish pubs and more. Come and be “Irish for a day.” For more information, call 843-556-3578 or visit www.scirish.org.

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Crowd Pleaser

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition February 15-17, 2013

Now in its 31st year, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is the largest wildlife art and nature event in the nation, attracting 35,000-40,000 attendees annually. In addition to featured artist, Jay Kemp, SEWE will host approximately 100 artists and over 500 exhibitors from across the country and around the world. A 3-day celebration of nature that has earned a reputation for excellence, SEWE now hosts the world’s foremost experts in wildlife and nature art, as well as conservation research and environmental education. An exciting addition to SEWE 2013, Julie Scardina, of SeaWorld and Busch Gardens and frequent guest on NBC’s “Today” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” will host educational live-animal presentations at the Charleston Music Hall. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, longtime SEWE favorite, will be teaming with Scardina to introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at alligators, bobcats, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and much more. New for 2013, SEWE will host the only two tank DockDogs® event east of the Mississippi. Crowds will flock to Brittlebank Park to watch double the amount of this popular high-flying, big-splashing competition. Tickets start at $10 per day, and children 10 and under are free. SEWE provides free shuttle service between venues during show hours with a ticket or badge. For more information, visit www.sewe.com or call 843-723-1748.

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January

EVENTS

1- Secessionists, Soldiers and Slaves: The Middleton & Alston families’ Civil War, 12/31/15 exhibit at Middleton Place, & Edmundton-Alson House, 843-556-6020, 843-722-7171 or visit www.middletonplace.org. 2-31

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Camellia Walks, 11 am Mon.-Sat., 1:30 pm Sun., reservations required, 843-571-1266, www.magnoliaplantation.com.

2-31 Madagascar Journey, exhibit at S.C. Aquarium, daily, 843-720-1990, www.scaquarium.org. 2-8/4

Early 20th Century Quilts, textile exhibit, Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., 843-722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org.

6-27 Stingrays Hockey, North Charleston Coliseum, 843-744-2248, www.stingrayshockey.com. 6-27 Bird Walk, every Sunday, 8:30-11 am, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, 843-571-1266, www.magnoliaplantation.com. 11, 25 The Sound of Charleston, live music from Gospel to Gershwin, 7 pm, Circular Congregational Church, $28, seniors $25, children free, 843-270-4903 or www.soundofcharleston.com. 11-5/12 Witness to History: Civil Rights Era Photographs, by James Karales, Gibbes Museum of Art, 843-722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org. 13-22 House Concert Series, Chamber Music Charleston, 843-763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.org. 16-19 Charleston Comedy Festival, check for venues, 843-853-6687, www.charlestoncomedyfestival.com. 17-2/2 The Divine Sister, Village Reparatory Co., 34 Woolfe St., Charleston, 843-856-1579, www.woolfestreetplayhouse.com. 19

Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Concert, 7 pm, Royal Missionary Baptist Church. 843-740-5854 for advance tickets.

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Cirque de la Symphonie, with Charleston Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 both evenings, 11 am matinee on Sat., Sottile Theatre, 843-571-7755, www.charlestonsymphony.org.

25-27 Charleston Boat Show, North Charleston Convention Center, 843-364-8491, www.thecharlestonboatshow.com. 25-2/3 The Secret Garden, Charleston Stage Co., Dock Street Theatre, 843-577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com. 27 Lowcountry Oyster Festival, Boone Hall Plantation, 843-805-3084, www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com. 31-2/10 Forever Plaid, Flowertown Players, 133 S. Main St., Summerville, 843-875-9251, www.flowertownplayers.org. 50 www.charlestongateway.com

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Crowd Pleaser

10TH ANNUAL CHARLESTON ANTIQUES SHOW March 22-24, 2013

Inspired by the rich historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Charleston, the 10th Annual Charleston Antiques Show is a premier destination for collectors and enthusiasts who enjoy seeing and learning about incorporating antiques into modern-day decor. The Antiques Show is a showcase of English, European, and American period furnishings, decorative arts and fine art, architectural elements, garden furniture, vintage jewelry, and silver – all late 17th to 20th centuries. Founded in 1670, Charleston quickly rose to prominence as the colonies’ most significant seaport, importing the finest in 18th and 19th century material culture. Today the city’s legacy of Continental, European and Asian influences can still be found in its alluring architecture and decorative arts. Through the Show's educational and entertaining special events, collectors have a unique opportunity to purchase and learn more about everything from exquisite furniture and fine art to rare maps, jewelry, posters, prints and quilts. This year’s event will be held Memminger Auditorium at 56 Beaufain St. Tickets to the show or its special events may be purchased by calling 843-722-3405 or visiting www.historiccharleston.org.

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February

EVENTS

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Our Town, Footlight Players, 20 Queen St., 843-722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net.

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Albino Alligator! S.C. Aquarium, daily, 843-720-1990, www.scaquarium.org.

1-28 Kidstory, hands-on exhibit at Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., 843-722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org. 1-28

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Camellia Walks, 11 am Mon.-Sat., 1:30 pm Sun., reservations required, 843-571-1266, www.magnoliaplantation.com.

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Vibrant Vision The Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman, Gibbes Museum of Art, 843-722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org.

1- Secessionists, Soldiers and Slaves: The Middleton & Alston families’ Civil War, 12/31/15 exhibit at Middleton Place, & Edmundton-Alson House, 843-556-6020, 843-722-7171 or visit www.middletonplace.org. 3-24 Black History Programs, Sundays, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, 843-571-1266, www.magnoliaplantation.com. 3-24 Bird Walk, every Sunday, 8:30-11 am, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, 843-571-1266, www.magnoliaplantation.com. 8

Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Mozart and Mendelssohn: Young Geniuses 7:30 pm, Dock Street Theatre, 843-571-7755, www.charlestonsymphony.org.

8, 14, 21 The Sound of Charleston, live music from Gospel to Gershwin, 7 pm, Circular Congregational Church, $28, seniors $25, children free, 843-270-4903 or www.soundofcharleston.com. 8-26 Stingrays Hockey, North Charleston Coliseum, 843-744-2248, www.stingrayshockey.com. 9 Yes! It’s Gershwin, Charleston Ballet Theatre, 7:30 pm, Sottile Theatre, 843-723-7334, www.charlestonballet.org. 14-16

Charleston Symphony Orchestra, All Brahms, 7:30 pm each evening, Sottile Theatre, 843-571-7755, www.charlestonsymphony.org.

14-3/23 Middleton Place Camellia Walks, Guided tours, Tues., Thurs., Sat., 11 am, reservations 843-556-6020, www.middletonplace.org. 15-17

Southeastern Wildlife Expo, www.sewe.com, 843-723-1748.

15-3/3 A Woman Called Truth, Charleston Stage Co., Dock Street Theatre, 843-577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com. 22-3/1

The Whipping Man, Village Reparatory Co., 34 Woolfe St., Charleston, 843-856-1579, www.woolfestreetplayhouse.com.

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BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Marion Square and other venues, 843-722-5547, www.charlestonwineandfood.com.

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Cobblestones of the Past 300 YEARS OF HISTORY: THE POWDER MAGAZINE OF SOUTH CAROLINA South Carolina was first settled in 1670 under the authority of eight landowners – the Lords Proprietors. As a private colony with no formal military presence, self-defense was a constant concern. By the 18th century the Proprietors had learned the difficulties of managing their colony from afar. They appointed governors to oversee the province from its capital in Charles Town (Charleston). These governors faced many challenges, including competition with Spain and France, conflict with Native Americans and, as the colony grew, slave insurrection. A Magazine for your Stores of Powder Bullett and other warlike tooles Necessary is greatly wanting. – Governor Nathaniel Johnson, March 7, 1706

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Town, and Governor Nathaniel Johnson also encouraged the construction of a magazine to protect the town’s stores of black powder. In 1712 the proprietary government hired Colonel William Rhett, Commissioner of Fortifications, to supervise the construction of a gunpowder magazine. When completed the following year, The Powder Magazine could store up to five tons of black powder. The Powder Magazine was built in the northwest portion of the walled city (present day 79 Cumberland Street), away from most other structures. The Powder Magazine consists of nine brick pillars, eight on the perimeter and one in the center. The square pillars flare as they ascend to create a vaulted ceiling. The 27-foot-square room has 35-inch-thick perimeter walls. Above the ceiling is a sand-filled attic, covered with a layer of bricks and capped by a pyramidal tile roof. Although no original plans for The Powder Magazine exist, some historians and architects believe its walls and sand-packed attic were designed to dampen or even contain the energy of an internal explosion. Others speculate that the dense walls and attic were intended to shield the powder from enemy projectiles. Completed during the final months of Queen Anne’s War (1702-1713), The Powder Magazine immediately played a vital role in the defense of colonial South Carolina. Most notable was its apparent use during the Tuscarora War, the Yamasee War, the Stono Rebellion, King George’s War and The American Revolution. In 1718 several pirates, including the infamous Edward Beard (Blackbeard), held Charles Town hostage. The Powder Magazine supplied Colonel William Rhett and Governor Robert Johnson with powder in their respective missions to capture Stede Bonnet (The Gentleman Pirate) and to rid the harbor of pirate Captain Richard Worley. In 1780 British forces laid siege to Charles Town for 42 days. During this time, Continental General William Moultrie ordered the contents of The Powder Magazine transported four blocks away, where it was secreted in the “Exchange cellars.” Despite their lengthy occupation (1780-82), the British never discovered the hidden gunpowder. The 54 www.charlestongateway.com

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American Revolution was the last time gunpowder was stored in The Powder Magazine as part of a military campaign. Throughout most of the 19th century, property owners used this facility as a print shop, livery stable and for miscellaneous storage. During the Civil War, the Manigault family devoted a portion of this room to the storage of 2,100 bottles of Madeira wine. The Powder Magazine survived the Great Earthquake of 1886, but was left in disrepair. In 1902 The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of South Carolina (NSCDA-SC) purchased the arsenal, initiating one of the first major preservation projects in South Carolina. This organization still maintains the facility today. In 1993 Historic Charleston Foundation began a 10-year project to finance vital capital improvements and archaeological research at The Powder Magazine. In 2011 the NSCDA-SC redefined the museum’s mission. Beginning in April 2013, with the installation of a new exhibition, The Powder Magazine will focus on educating the public about South Carolina’s colonial military history. Today, this architectural relic stands as a valuable witness to South Carolina’s rich heritage. As The Powder Magazine enters its 110th year as a museum property, the facility routinely hosts both education programs and private events. The museum’s exhibition is open daily for visitation and can easily be located on the Charleston Museum Mile (www.charlestonmuseummile.org). For information on tours and upcoming events, visit www. powdermag.org or call 843-722-9350. www.charlestongateway.com 55

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March

EVENTS

2/28-3

BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Marion Square and other venues, 843-722-5547, www.charlestonwineandfood.com.

1-2

Charleston Symphony Orchestra, American Song and Dance, 7:30 pm, Sottile Theatre, 843-571-7755, www.charlestonsymphony.org.

1-31 The Salt Marsh Aviary: Up Close and Personal! S.C. Aquarium, daily, 843-720-1990, www.scaquarium.org. 1-31 Lowcountry History Hall, Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., 843-722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org. 1-5/12

Witness to History: Civil Rights Era Photographs, by James Karales, Gibbes Museum of Art, 843-722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org.

2, 8, 14, The Sound of Charleston, live music from Gospel to Gershwin, 7 pm, 20, 24, 30 Circular Congregational Church, $28, seniors $25, children free, 843-270-4903 or www.soundofcharleston.com. 3-31 Bird Walk, every Sunday, 8:30-11am, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, 843-571-1266, www.magnoliaplantation.com. 5-23

Middleton Place Camellia Walks, Guided tours, Tues., Thurs., Sat., 11am, Middleton Place, reservations 843-556-6020, www.middletonplace.org.

8-9 Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival, Wragg Square, 843-805-6930, www.ccpl.org/charlestontells. 8-24 Sex Please, We’re 60, Footlight Players, 20 Queen St., 843-722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net. 8-24 Boeing Boeing, Charleston Stage Co., Dock Street Theatre, 843-577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com. 10-14

Kiawah Island Resort National Pro-Am, 843-768-2860, www.kiawahresort.com.

12

Irish Show, featuring Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones, 7 pm, Charleston Music Hall, $25, 843-556-3578, www.scirish.org.

16

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, All day celebration, starts at 8 am, Downtown Charleston, 843-556-3578, www.scirish.org.

19-23

Charleston Fashion Week, various events, 843-971-9811, www.charlestonmag.com.

21-4/20 66th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens, A different tour each day, 843-722-3405, www.historiccharleston.org. 21-4/21 CSOL Designer Showhouse, Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 1-4pm, 843-723-0020. 23 The Wizard of Oz, Charleston Ballet Theatre, 7:30 pm, Sottile Theatre, 843-723-7334, www.charlestonballet.org. 30

The Hat Ladies Easter Promenade joins the Folly Beach Promenade down Center Street, 11 am, www.hatladies.org , 843-762-6679.

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What’s in Bloom

78TH ANNUAL HOUSE AND GARDEN TOURS April 5 & 6, 2013

Experience the beauty and splendor of spring in Charleston on The Garden Club of Charleston’s 78th Annual House and Garden Tours. These two walking tours of private homes and gardens will be held on consecutive days, April 5 and 6, from 2-5 pm, in the downtown historic district. This year’s tours will include some of Charleston’s finest homes and gardens with floral arrangements by members of The Garden Club of Charleston featured at each home. The tours are self-guided with at least six stops each day and refreshments will be available. Docents will be available at each home to answer questions. Each day’s tour is completely different and set in distinctive sections of downtown, historic Charleston. Tickets are $45 for each day and group rates are also available. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.thegardenclubofcharleston.org or by calling 843-724-9349. Founded in Charleston in 1922 and federated in 1932, The Garden Club of Charleston is one of the oldest and largest garden clubs in America.

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Tide

CHARTS

January DAY

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

LOW HIGH A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M.

4:10 4:24 4:51 5:14 5:37 6:11 6:30 7:14 7:29 8:22 8:32 9:29 9:36 10:32 10:39 11:31 11:38 12:27 12:34 1:19 1:28 2:09 2:20 2:58 3:12 3:45 4:03 4:32 4:54 5:19 5:47 6:07 6:42 6:56 7:40 7:48 8:39 8:41 9:36 9:35 10:28 10:25 11:16 11:13 11:59 11:58 12:40 12:40 1:17 1:21 1:54 2:01 2:30 2:41 3:06 3:23 3:44 4:08 4:26

10:17 10:28 11:01 11:14 11:53 12:06 12:53 1:05 1:59 2:10 3:08 3:17 4:14 4:23 5:17 5:26 6:15 6:25 7:10 7:21 8:03 8:14 8:53 9:06 9:41 9:56 10:28 10:46 11:15 11:37 12:03 12:28 12:53 1:21 1:45 2:16 2:39 3:12 3:34 4:05 4:27 4:56 5:17 5:43 6:04 6:26 6:47 7:06 7:28 7:43 8:06 8:19 8:41 8:53 9:17 9:29 9:56 10:08 10:39

February DAY

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

LOW A.M. P.M.

4:58 5:12 5:53 6:04 6:56 7:05 8:03 8:11 9:11 9:20 10:15 10:25 11:14 11:26 12:08 12:22 12:59 1:15 1:47 2:05 2:32 2:53 3:16 3:40 3:59 4:26 4:41 5:13 5:24 6:02 6:09 6:55 6:59 7:51 7:54 8:50 8:52 9:46 9:48 10:37 10:40 11:22 11:29 12:04 12:14 12:44 12:58 1:23 1:41 2:00 2:24 2:40 3:08 3:20

March

HIGH A.M. P.M.

10:52 11:44 12:31 1:39 2:50 4:00 5:04 6:02 6:55 7:44 8:31 9:15 9:57 10:40 11:24 12:33 1:27 2:24 3:22 4:17 5:08 5:54 6:36 7:16 7:53 8:31 9:10

11:31 12:44 1:51 3:01 4:10 5:14 6:12 7:06 7:57 8:44 9:29 10:13 10:57 11:43 12:10 1:00 1:56 2:54 3:51 4:44 5:33 6:19 7:00 7:40 8:18 8:57 9:38

DAY

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

LOW A.M. P.M.

3:55 4:45 5:41 6:42 7:47 8:54 9:57 10:54 11:47 12:09 1:59 2:47 3:32 4:16 4:58 5:40 6:24 7:10 8:02 8:58 9:55 10:49 11:38 12:46 1:33 2:19 3:06 3:53 4:42 5:34

HIGH A.M. P.M.

4:04 9:51 10:24 4:52 10:38 11:17 5:47 11:31 6:49 12:18 12:33 7:57 1:26 1:41 9:07 2:38 2:52 10:13 3:46 4:00 11:14 4:49 5:03 5:45 5:59 1:35 7:35 7:49 2:21 8:22 8:36 3:04 9:05 9:19 3:45 9:47 10:00 4:25 10:27 10:40 5:04 11:07 11:20 5:43 11:48 6:25 12:01 12:31 7:12 12:46 1:19 8:06 1:37 2:13 9:06 2:33 3:12 10:06 3:32 4:10 11:04 4:30 5:06 11:56 5:24 5:57 12:23 6:13 6:44 1:06 6:59 7:29 1:49 7:42 8:11 2:31 8:25 8:54 3:14 9:08 9:37 3:59 9:52 10:23 4:46 10:38 11:13 5:38 11:29

The times listed represent the predicted peak of high and low tides at Folly Beach. Tides are calculated by Toptides.com.

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PHOTO BY ANDREW CEBULKA

MOUNT PLEASANT CALENDAR OF EVENTS Lowcountry Oyster Festival / January 27 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival / Feb 28 – March 3 Gullah Heritage Programs / Saturdays in March ArtFest / March 16 For more information on these and other events visit comeonovermp.com or call 843-884-8517.

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