South Carolina Nightlife

"The Nutcracker" at Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston on December 19 (Up to 40% Off)

"The Nutcracker"

Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$48 $29

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The Fresh Beat Band at North Charleston Performing Arts Center on November 11 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

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Colorful quartet of Nick Jr. stars sings and dances with preschooler- and parent-friendly hits such as “Great Day” and “Bananas”

$39.85 $24

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Standup Comedy at Carolina Comedy Club (Up to 57% Off)

Carolina Comedy Club

Myrtle Beach

Comedy club welcomes nationally touring standup acts

$17 $10

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Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two at Wine & Beer (Up to 55% Off)

Wine & Beer

Greer

Connoisseurs host regular tastings of from local wineries and breweries, enhanced with weekend karaoke on weekends and family-oriented games

$20 $9

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Murder-Mystery Show for 2, 4, or 8 with Wine at Theatre Rowe Productions Murder Mystery Theatre (Up to 50% Off)

Theatre Rowe Productions Murder Mystery Theatre

Multiple Locations

Watch and sip as a rookie homicide detective fights to find the killer hidden in a pack of oddball auction attendees

$64 $32

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Buddy Guy at House of Blues Myrtle Beach on Saturday, November 8, at 8:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Buddy Guy

House of Blues Myrtle Beach

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Blues legend’s career of buttery riffs and heartfelt wails spans more than 50 years

$36 $18

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"The Angry Pursuit of Happiness," with Christopher Titus and Rachel Bradley on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 40% Off)

Christopher Titus: The Angry Pursuit of Happiness

Memminger Auditorium

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Comedian shares brutally honest stories of his unconventional life and tackles topics including terrorism and his dysfunctional family

$26.62 $16

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Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” with Optional Nutcracker and DVD on December 24 (Up to 51% Off)

Moscow Ballet's

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

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Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$85.30 $42

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For three years running—2011, 2012, and 2013—Columbia Metropolitan magazine has declared Gervais & Vine's wine list the city's best. What earned it the distinction is simple: globe-spanning variety. Its menu hosts everything from California's 2011 J. Lohr pinot noir to South Africa's Spice Route “Chakalaka” and Germany's Dr. L Riesling, which completed medical school during its fermentation. All told, more than 40 wines by the glass fill the list, complementing the Mediterranean-inspired tapas of head chef Jason Holowacz.

When crafting his entrees, Holowacz focuses on pairing. Dishes range from the Spanish flavors of grilled shrimp to Italian favorites such as pizza with goat cheese and herb-infused olive oil, allowing guests to experiment with their white or red selections. For pointers, periodic winemaker dinners and wine tastings cover different varietals and their best edible matches. And while guests sip and sup, inside or on the outdoor patio, Gervais & Vine entertains their ears every Wednesday and Thursday night with live jazz.

620 Gervais St
Columbia,
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At Walks in History, 1-mile tours are based on stories from the books Haunted Charleston and Haunted Harbor by authors Geordie Buxton and Ed Macy. The 90-minute Pirate and Haunted History tour tracks the fading footsteps of Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, Anne Bonney, and Mary Read through the cobblestone streets and bastion walls of the Old Walled City. Making pit stops at six to eight haunts, the guides unravel tales regarding pirate hangings, Fort Sumter and the Pink House, where Blackbeard once shot rum and drunk dialed former first mates.

The 90-minute Supernatural Charleston Ghost Tour ventures into the murky twilight like a darkness-starved vampire bat after the summer solstice. As the expert guides snake through six to eight stops, they shed light on ghostly activity at sites such as the Old Citadel, a Revolutionary War burial ground, and the remains of the Charleston Orphan Asylum.

174 E Bay St, Ste 303
Charleston,
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In six locations around the Charleston area, King Street Grille rolls out upscale pub fare and a few dozen flat-screen televisions. Full of contemporary versions of traditional bar favorites, the menu unfolds to reveal mac ?n? cheese egg rolls, nine types of grilled, hand-formed burgers, and plates weighed down with comforting entrees, such as pork chops and Chicken Madeira. The bar stocks more than 100 beers and its own line of liquor to wash down meals or offer as gifts to the thirsty actors who reenact big games inside the TV. Throughout the week, the eatery pairs good food with good times by transforming its space into a venue for trivia nights, billiards, and live music.

2150 Northwoods Blvd
North Charleston,
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The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or cha-cha. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.

1767 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant,
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Named the Most Unique Theater in South Carolina, this historic theater has flicks that both children and adults can enjoy, whether it be the latest blockbuster hit or independent film. The theater's warm, welcoming ambience makes it an ideal gathering place for family, friends, and soon-to-be more than friends whose hands happen to brush as they reach for the last Jujube. Check out the schedule for movies and times, including various showings of Megamind and Tangled.

27 N Congress St
York,
SC
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The wine pours freely and the beer bubbles over frosty pint glasses at Grape and Grains, a family-operated homebrew and wine retailer that couples an appreciation for fine craftsmanship with a DIY approach. Owners Kenny and Janel Anderson—enthusiastic experts in hops and wine, respectively—have combined their passions into an enterprise that is one part supply shop and one part educational hub. As Janel presides over the wine bar and teaches classes in wine making, Kenny leads excursions into the complex world of home brewing, showing off the various hop varieties of IPAs and the tears of ousted MPs that give English ales their signature bitterness. The couple share their zeal for spirits with all comers at least 21 years of age, granting members of Grape and Grains' beer and wine club a 10% discount and military vets a 20% discount on products and classes.

104 Mauldin Road
Greenville,
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