March 2018 Calendar

Through March 4
Charleston Wine + Food
This year’s festival features 40 local and guest chefs and 150 local and guest beverage experts, 32 dinners and 20 signature events. New this year are brunches and a North Charleston Night Bazaar. Tickets and venues vary. Visit charlestonwineandfood.com for schedules.

March 3
Off the Wall and onto the Stage
Artistic director William Starrett and The South Carolina Ballet brings their original ballet, which brings Jonathan Green’s Gullah-inspired paintings to life, back to Charleston to the Sottile Theatre at 7:30 p.m. March 3. Tickets are $25 to $45 and are available at southcarolinaballet.com.

March 10
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party and Parade
Put on your green and get to Park Circle to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The parade kicks off at noon at Park Place East. The party continues on East Montague Avenue between Virginia Avenue and Jenkins Avenue with three stages of live music, local food vendors, arts and crafts and a Kid’s Zone. Admission is free. For more information, visit northcharleston.org.

March 11
Florence Crittenton Oyster Roast and Chili Cook-off
Support Florence Crittenton Programs at the Oyster Roast and Chili Cook-off from 2 to 5 p.m. March 11 at Lowndes Grove. Enjoy live music and children’s games. Tickets are $45 for adults, $15 for those 21 and under and children under 12 are free. For more information, visit florencecrittentonsc.org.

Homeless to Hope Concert
Darius Rucker headlines the Homeless to Hope Concert to benefit a fund created by the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing that supports community organizations working to help individuals transition out of homelessness. Other performers include Charleston Singleton, Quiana Parler, Heater Rice and Lowcountry Voices. The concert is 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gaillard Center. Tickets are $30 to $250. For tickets, visit gaillardcenter.org.

March 13-17
Fashion Week
See and be seen at Charleston Fashion Week, which includes runway shows from local boutiques including Tres Carmen, Julep and M. Dumas, local department store Gwynn’s and emerging designers. The style lounge features fashionable vendors. Events begin at 6 p.m. nightly at Marion Square. For a schedule and tickets, visit charlestonfashionweek.com.

March 14
Center for Women Connecting the Dots Lunch Series
This month’s speaker is Tamika Gadsden, a local grassroots organizer who leads the Charleston Activist Network and the new podcast “Mic’d Up.” Lunch is provided by Panera Bread. Noon to 1 p.m. at One Carriage Lane, Building C, Unit 200. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit c4women.org.

March 14 – April 15
Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Designer Showhouse
This year’s showhouse is a circa 1870 three-story English townhouse at 142 Tradd St. Tour the exquisitely decorated rooms, shop the boutique and enjoy lunch at the cafe. Open 10 to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, except Easter. Tickets are $20. For tickets, visit csolinc.org.

March 16-18
Charleston Antique Show
See a showcase of17th to mid–century modern English, European and American period furnishings, decorative arts and fine art, architectural elements, garden furniture, vintage jewelry, silver and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Charleston Gaillard Center. General admission tickets are $15 for all three days. Visit historiccharleston.org for more information.

March 15-April 21
Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens
Visit private homes and gardens dating back to the 18th century during this series of tours, which highlights the city’s architecture, history, gardens and culture. For a schedule of events and tickets, visit www.historiccharleston.org.

March 17
Walk for Water
This year’s Walk for Water fundraiser is in Riverfront Park in North Charleston, and the route winds through the Water Mission’s headquarters. Walks are encouraged to carry a two-gallon bucket and fill it up with dirty water halfway through before returning to the park. The walk begins at 9 a.m. Registration is $20. Register for the Walk for Water at charlestonwalk.org. Use the discount code SKIRT2018 until March 16 to receive a $5 discount.

March 21
Wine Down Wednesday
You can get a sneak peek Olde Towne Creek County Park in West Ashley during Wine Down Wednesdays this spring. Enjoy wine, live music and food trucks from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Day-of admission is $20. For more information, visit ccprc.com.

March 30
Women & Petty
Local female vocalists including Becca Smith and Cindy Jane Kearney pay tribute to Tom Petty as part of the “Women &” series at 7 p.m. at the Charleston Music Hall. Tickets are $15 in advance. For tickets, visit, charlestonmusichall.com.

March 31
Hat Ladies’ Easter Promenade
Put on your best Easter bonnet and line the streets to watch the Hat Ladies’ Easter Promenade. The promenade begins at 11 a.m. at the corner of Broad and Meeting streets and continues along Broad Street to East Bay Street.

March 31- April 8
The Volvo Car Open
U.S. Open Champion Sloane Stephens is one of the talented tennis players who will take the court during this year’s Volvo Car Open. The largest women’s only tennis tournament in North America features more than 100 world-class players. Family Weekend is March 31-April 1 and Pink Out for the Cure Night is April 4. Ticket prices vary. For more information, visit volvocaropen.com.