Things To Do Friday, April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017 GMT

‘Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)’

What: Performed in all three parts at once, Suzan-Lori Parks’s classically-influenced “Father Comes Home From the Wars” follows Hero—or Ulysses, the name he later chooses for himself—a slave from Texas who enters the Confederate Army.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: PURE Theatre, 477 King St., downtown Charleston

Price: $31-$58

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Coffee with the Maestro

What: Maestro Ken Lam of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will speak over light refreshments at the Charleston Main Library.

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 843-723-7528 (CSO), 843-805-6930 (CCPL)

Paul Starobin Author Luncheon

What: Business Week’s former Moscow bureau chief Paul Starobin will discuss his latest book, “Madness Rules the Hour: Charleston, 1860 and the Mania for War,” at High Cotton as part of Blue Bicycle’s author luncheon series.

When: Noon

Where: High Cotton, 199 East Bay St., downtown Charleston

Price: $31-$58

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Charleston Outdoor Fest

What: James Island County Park will be home to the East Coast Paddlesports Symposium, King of the Hill Mountain Bike Race and Sherwood Forest Archery Competition April 21 through 23, and novices can get in on the fun, too.

When: 1-5 p.m.

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston

Price: $2-$10

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Civil Rights Film Festival

What: A civil rights film festival will be held at The American Theater, College of Charleston campus and Burke High School from April 20 through April 22. See link below for film titles, show times and locations.

When: 1-9 p.m.

Where: Various locations

Price: Free

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Help a Horse Day

What: L.E.A.R.N. Horse Rescue will try to beat the record for largest amount of pet food donated for shelter pets in an effort to win $25,000 in grant money to be used to help the non-profit in its mission to rehabilitate neglected and abused horses. Donate a 10 pound bag of cat or dog food of any kind or a 40 pound bag of Nutrena SafeChoice Senior Horse Feed and be entered to win a trail ride for two.

When: 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: Wappoo Shelter, James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston

Price: $7-$10

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What: Food trucks, kids’ games and a free sundown screening of Disney’s “Aladdin”at MUSC Health Stadium.

When: 6-10 p.m.

Where: MUSC Health Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive, Charleston

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‘Mahler’s Fifth’

What: The Charleston Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the end of its 80th season with a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Patrons are invited to arrive early to attend a pre-concert talk led by music director Ken Lam.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St., downtown Charleston

Price: $12.50-$98

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Doolittle Raiders

What: To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, the American response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will hold a symposium featuring Martin Crouch, son of raider Horace Crouch, and James M. Scott, local author and Pulitzer Prize finalist whose book “Target Tokyo” details the historic raid.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: Free

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‘The Chef’s Wife’

What: The Alliance Française will hold a screening of “On a failli être amies” (“The Chef’s Wife”), a dramedy about female friendship, in French with English subtitles.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: MUSC Basic Science Auditorium, 173 Ashley Ave., downtown Charleston

Price: $3-$5

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‘Five and Dime’

What: “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.” Twenty years after the death of their idol, members of the all-girl fan club “Disciples of James Dean” reconvene at the local five-and-dime in West, Texas.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Footlight Players, 20 Queen St., downtown Charleston

Price: $10-$30

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R. Kelly

What: Grammy award-winning R&B artist R. Kelly with R&B singer-songwriter/pianist Vivian Green.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $50-$111; $10 cash-only parking

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Black Jacket Symphony: ‘Rumours’

What: The Black Jacket Symphony recreates classic albums in a live performance setting and the selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album. The second set is a collection of the artists’ greatest hits. This performance: Fleetwood Mac’s album “Rumours.”

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., downtown Charleston

Price: $25-$30

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‘The Jungle Book’

What: A free screening of “The Jungle Book” (2016) will be held in Summerville’s Gahagan Park.

When: 8:15 p.m.

Where: Gahagan Park, 515 W. Boundary St., Summerville

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Sinners & Saints Release

What: CD release party from Americana duo Perry Fowler and Mark Baran, aka Sinners & Saints, with Jordan Igoe (country/blues/rock) and Danielle Howle (Americana/folk/alt country).

When: 9 p.m. doors

Where: The Royal American, 970 Morrison Drive, downtown Charleston

Price: $8

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