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Hopefully your holidays have been a joyous and safe one, the decorations packed away and 2015 calendars now hung with anticipation of an even more exciting year ahead.  As tradition has it, the month of January is never slow or quiet in Charleston, SC.  Here’s proof …

 

1/12 – 5/10  ‘Fashion Flashback: 1920s-1960s”  –  Enjoy the Charleston Museum’s new fashion exhibition, Fashion Flashback, 1920s-1960s: Five Decades of Style that Changed America in the Historic Textiles Gallery. This will be a journey back through time with a decade-by-decade look at clothing styles, beginning with an exploration of the hip 1960s and working backward to the swinging 1920s.  –  WEBSITE

 

11, 17, 20, 25, 30   A Murder Mystery with Manners  –  The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre plays host to ‘The Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness.’  Their Garden, Gun & Gin Club meetings since long before miniskirts, meter maids, and men wearing shorts replaced good southern decency. But now the ladies must band together to overcome the greatest pestilences to invade their hallowed hardwood halls since General Sherman and the palmetto bug. For today marks the first time the Club has ever opened up the floor to men … and murder.   –   WEBSITE

 

13 – 14   ‘Flashdance – The Musical’ –  Live on stage and with electrifying dance at its core,  it tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.   –   WEBSITE

 

15 – 2/8   ‘Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell’  –  War, Love, Lust, Heartache. Published in 1936, ‘Gone with the Wind’, the novel by Margaret Mitchell paints a whirlwind picture of southern belle Scarlett O’Hara’s life in the South during the Civil War.  But the journey from novel to screen didn’t come without struggle and heartache.  See it brought to life with comedy, kidnapping, peanuts and bananas by local Robin Burke and seasoned actors in a this fast-paced show that will have you rolling in the aisles.   –   WEBSITE

 

16 – 18   5th Annual Charleston Marathon –  Lots of healthy and fun activities for the whole family!  The Marathon and Half Marathon course features scenic water views, the Battery, and historic King Street.  A Youth Marathon Program including local sports characters, awards and kids fun area and entertainment.  There’s also a Finish Line street festival featuring live entertainment, and a Health and Fitness Expo featuring over 40 vendors.   –   WEBSITE
20 – 2/12   ‘Doo Wops & Beauty Shops’  –  Shboom! Sally’s going to the chapel but Ed’s all shook up. Murphy’s diner is rockin’ around the clock with last summer’s runaway doo wop hit!  The 34 West Theatre Company location offers patrons a menu of floats, sodas, champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers and savory snacks.   –   WEBSITE

 

24   Braise & Brew Dinner  –  The Middleton Place Restaurant hosts an evening of braised meats and vegetables specially paired with seasonal beers and micro-brews from Holy City Brewing in the Pavilion. Savor winter dishes with beer complements ranging from pilsner to porter.  Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and home to America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens.   –   WEBSITE

 

24   Oysters on the Point  –  Enjoy an afternoon of oysters and live music on the water at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina.  This event features live music by The Bushels, $9 buckets of oysters, and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.   –   WEBSITE

 

29   ‘The 78 Project Movie’  –  The 78 Project Movie is a 95-minutes film about connections made to record musicians on a vintage Presto 1930s direct-to-disc acetate recorder.  Creators Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Jones Wright shot the movie driving across America to make one-of-a-kind 78-rpm records with musicians in their hometowns using a 1930s Presto direct-to-disc recorder with one microphone, one blank disc and doing it in one 3-minute takes.   –   WEBSITE

 

31   ‘Chase After A Cure’ Gala  –  Here’s a great way to make a difference for those less fortunate.  This black-tie-optional gala welcomes Charleston’s vocalist Quiana Parler as featured entertainer, food from top local restaurants, an open bar, and both live and silent auctions.  Funds raised support local research for treatments and cures for childhood cancer.   –   WEBSITE