February events calendar

Let the Good Times Roll! Discuss a book, embrace your feminine qualities, savor chocolate, show off your shoes and enjoy bubbly at events this month.

Feb. 6

Skirt Book Club
Join Skirt magazine executive editor Shelley Young and author Signe Pike for Skirt’s first book club presented by Buxton Books. We’ll discuss “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens, which is also a Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine book club selection and a New York Times Bestseller. Also enjoy sips and light bites. Free. 5:30 p.m., Buxton Books, 2 Cumberland St.

Feb. 7-9

Women Rising! Gathering
Women Rising! is a three-day event to encourage women and men to embrace feminine qualities and use them to help change society. Women Rising! is presented by The Sophia Institute and features keynote speaker Pat Mitchell, co-curator of TEDWomen and former CEO of PBS, as well as other inspiring women leaders. Ticket prices vary. Lance Hall, 150 Meeting Street, Charleston. Visit thesophiainstitute.org.

Feb. 9-10

Valentine’s Chocolate Walk
Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with a walk through America’s oldest romantic gardens. Enjoy live music and sweet treats to guide you through stations that give you a taste of different countries. The event is free with garden admission, which is $20 for adults and $10 for children 6-12. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road. Visit magnoliaplantation.com.

Feb. 11

League of Women Voters Charleston Area CONNECTS

Join the League of Women Voters and learn about the city of Charleston’s Commission on Women from committee chair Jennet Robinson Alterman and vice chair Carol Jackson, 6 p.m., Charleston Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.  

Feb. 15-19

Southeastern Wildlife Expo
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition invites all lovers of wildlife and nature to explore fine art and conservation education. Don’t miss the fine art gallery as well as popular demonstrations by the DockDogs, Birds of Prey and local chefs. The weekend also includes special ticketed events, including the Birds of a Feather brunch and the new Fashion for Feathers fashion show. Exhibits vary by location. A three-day general admission ticket is $50. Daily tickets also are available. Children 10 and under are free. Visit sewe.com.

Feb. 16

Bacon and Bourbon
This event features every foodie’s dream, unlimited samples of bacon dishes and bourbon. Outside of the food and drink, many fun activities will take place such as laser skeet shooting, bull riding championship, live music and many more. Tickets are $75. 7:30 to 11 p.m., Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. Visit www.baconandbourbonsc.com.

Women & Zeppelin: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin
Featuring a diverse lineup of women singers ranging from age 18 – 63 years old, these women will take the stage for two sets to perform the hits of Led Zeppelin. Tickets are $17 at the door. 7 p.m. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Visit charlestonmusichall.


Feb. 17

Charleston Wedding Festivals
Are you planning your big day? Charleston Wedding Festivals include wedding workshops that feature expert advice, fashion presentations and a variety of vendors that will help make your day memorable.  Ticket prices vary. 12 – 4 p.m., Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Drive. Visit weddingfestivals.com.


Feb. 19

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
The Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”  features an immaculate set and stunning orchestra. Ticket prices vary. 7 p.m. Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Visit gaillardcenter.org.


Feb. 21

Wine, Women & Shoes
Skirt is proud to sponsor the marketplace at Wine, Women & Shoes. The fundraiser for Florence Crittenton Programs features a fashion show, shopping, a shoe contest, live and silent auctions and of course, wine tastings! Tickets start at $125. 6 to 9:30 p.m., Hotel Bennett, 404 King St., Visit winewomenandshoes.com.


Feb. 23

Folly Gras
Celebrate Mardi Gras in style at Folly Beach! With lots of fun activities for kids, themed crafts and street performers, the whole family will have something to enjoy. To begin the day of festivities, there will be a parade into the island. Free. Parade and festival kickoff is at 11 a.m., Folly Beach. Visit visitfolly.com.

Feb. 23

Soul of the Lowcountry Oyster Roast
Enjoy the beautiful landscape of John’s Island while benefiting Lowcountry Land Trust, an organization dedicated to supporting the conservation of the Lowcountry. With oysters, chili and live music galore, this oyster roast is family friendly. Tickets are $40. 1 to  4 p.m., Sunlean, 3211 Eenjy Lane, Johns Island. Visit lowcountrylandtrust.org.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert
Experience the magic of the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s beloved series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. A live orchestra accompanies the show for a new spin on the saga. Tickets are $40. 7:30 p.m., North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. Visit northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com.

Feb. 25

Cinerruption Live – Clueless

Do you miss everything ‘90s? As if! Come watch your favorite teen movie at the Charleston Music Hall. Don’t worry, nobody will be mad at you if you want to quote the whole movie! Tickets are $10. 7 p.m., Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Visit charlestonmusichall.com.

Feb. 26

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Enjoy the beauty of modern dance with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Performances include culturally rich movements and unique styles. Ticket prices start at $27. 7:30 p.m., Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Visit gaillardcenter.org.

Feb. 28

Skirt Night Out
Grab your girlfriends and join us for a night out at Bourbon & Bubbles. Enjoy happy hour specials. Do we need to say much more?  5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Bourbon & Bubbles, 520 King St.