Save the Light Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

Put on your running shoes and join the community for the Save the Light Half Marathon & 5K event to support the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse. The half marathon is for runners only, while the 5K is open to runners and walkers. Save the Light is a nonprofit formed in 2000 to preserve the Morris Island Lighthouse that was erected in 1876 off the northern coast of Folly Beach. Participants aged 8 though 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Post-race awards and food will be provided at the Tides Hotel. 

Feb. 4. 8 a.m. Folly Beach Pier. 101 E. Arctic Ave.
Folly Beach.

Meet the author Brad Taylor at Buxton Books

Buxton Books invites you to meet New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor to celebrate the release of his new novel The Devil’s Ransom, the 17th installment in his Pike Logan series. The series centers around Logan, an outlaw of the U.S. government who is a top member of a covert task force that combats threats posed by enemies to American sovereignty. The evening includes a talk by Taylor followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to get your book signed. 

Feb. 2. 6 p.m. $20-$45.The Harbour Club at WestEdge. 22 WestEdge St. Downtown.

Opening reception: Only Once in the Light

Redux Contemporary Art Center presents a joint exhibition by Charleston visual artists Leigh Sabisch and Allison Koch entitled Only Once in the Light on display until March 18. The duo, “Sardine Press,” showcase a shared multidisciplinary approach to oil and printmaking techniques driven by creative synchronicity. The pair produce abstractive works based on the effects of light. 

Feb. 3. 5-8 p.m. Free. Redux Contemporary Art Center. 1056 King St. Downtown.

Colour of Music Festival

For its 10th anniversary, Colour of Music invites Charlestonians to experience chamber music performed by Black classical musicians at various locations in historic downtown. This year musicians from the U.S., Canada, France, Colombia and South America will participate in the festival as well as Haitian-born guest conductor Jean Montes. Four days of diverse performances featuring flute, cello, violin, viola and oboe. 

Feb. 1-4. $15-$45. Times and locations vary. Downtown.

JFK and Inga Binga 

Charlestage Stage unveils a dynamic stage production of JFK and Inga Bingathat tells the fictionalized “true” story of a young John F. Kennedy and his whirlwind WWII affair with Inga Arvad, a suspected Nazi spy. The show unravels a story set in early 1940s Charleston as FBI agents investigate Kennedy’s youthful exploits at the iconic Francis Marion Hotel.

Feb. 8-26. Times vary. $35.50-$75.50. Historic Dock Street Theatre. 135 Church St. Downtown.

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