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The Buddha Chapel: John Duckworth Exhibition

The Buddha Chapel: John Duckworth Exhibition


Event Date: 04/01/2015 - 9:00am to 08/02/2015 - 5:00pm




The practice of meditation plays a large role in the creative process of College of Charleston grad John Duckworth. His work, "Buddha Chapel," the central room of his multimedia exhibition AWAKE, was inspired by deep self-exploration and finding equilibrium in an over-stimulated, contemporary society. Installed at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park in late 2014, the exhibition was selected as a Critic's choice for the "Best Exhibition of 2014" by the Charleston City Paper. Duckworth began the multi-layered works in 2007, which incorporates painting, photography, screen-printing, film, performance and audio. Back by popular demand, the exhibit returns to The Gallery at 26 Vendue, showcasing 20 pieces from AWAKE through August 2 before taking to the road as a travelling exhibition. The Gallery at 26 Vendue, 26 Vendue Range. Daily. Free. (843) 577-7970. www.thevendue.com/art 

 

 

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100 Days of Summer

100 Days of Summer


Event Date: 05/25/2015 - 10:00am to 09/07/2015 - 12:00am




The fun doesn’t have to end at dusk! Starting on Memorial Day, Blackbeard’s Cove will be open until midnight, marking the beginning of their "100 Days of Summer" event. Midnight Mutiny Passes will be available from 10pm – midnight every night, which entitles pass-holders to unlimited Golf, Climbing Wall, Jump Land, and Go Carts during that time. Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park, 3255 N Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant. Everyday, 10am-12am. (843)971-1223, www.blackbeardscove.net

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EatUP! Wednesdays with Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First

EatUP! Wednesdays with Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First


Event Date: 06/03/2015 - 11:30am to 08/26/2015 - 1:30pm




You can have your (locally made) pie and eat it too! Join nonprofits Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First every Wednesday this summer for a lunch break on the upper peninsula. Grab some grub from a variety of local food trucks in attendance, then sit down with your neighbors, coworkers, and new friends at Charleston’s longest communal table (crafted by Charleston-based woodworker Aaron Lucas). Free parking will be available at the 1630 Meeting Street location.1630-1 Meeting St., Suite 306. Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm.Free. www.enoughpie.org

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Time for Tots: Story Time & Crafts

Time for Tots: Story Time & Crafts


Event Date: 06/17/2015 - 10:00am to 12/16/2015 - 10:00am




Come enjoy some quality time with your little ones at the Interpretive Center in Old Santee Canal Park. Taking place on Wednesdays in June through December, activities will change monthly, ranging from book reading, seasonal arts and crafts, and movie showings, to strolls on the boardwalk in the fresh air— you may even glimpse a summer dragonfly or turtle! Register on the Monday before the program each month to take part in the fun! For children ages three to five. Interpretive Center, 900 Stony Landing Rd., Moncks Corner, SC. Dates vary, 10-11:30am; $5 per child; free for adult. (843)899-5200, www.oldsanteecanalpark.org 

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Rachel Debuque, Diane Meyer, & Lori Larusso Redux Exhibition

Rachel Debuque, Diane Meyer, & Lori Larusso Redux Exhibition


Event Date: 06/26/2015 - 10:00am to 08/15/2015 - 6:00pm




Witness the work of three contemporary artists who call into question the age-old adage, “home is where the heart is.” Rachel Debuque, known for her brightly colored, dizzyingly patterned pieces, evokes the uncanny with her two- and three-dimensional installations. Diane Meyer challenges your sense of perception by using cross-stitching to interrupt the flow of photographs, questioning ideas of domesticity and permanence. Lori Larusso focuses on representing domestic space, a private realm that has become public due to social media. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

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“Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art”

“Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art”


Event Date: 07/18/2015 - 12:00pm to 08/30/2015 - 5:00pm




Discover 300 years of rice culture with a collection of sweeping Lowcountry landscapes at the City Gallery exhibit, “Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art.” The exhibit intersects agricultural history and art with photographs by David Shriver Soliday, capturing aerial views of the rice production complex, and the vast span of coastal fields, dikes, and canals constructed throughout the enduring environment. The images infused on aluminum sheet metal offer a compelling look at the genesis and genealogy of this historical rice empire. The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A. Saturday, noon. Free. (843) 958-6484, www.citygalleryatwaterfrontpark.com 

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The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew


Event Date: 07/30/2015 - 8:00pm to 08/16/2015 - 3:00pm




Threshold Repertory Theatre takes on the infamous Shakespearian comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, in the theatre’s fourth annual Summer Shakespeare Workshop. New director to Threshold Rep, John Bryan has set this controversial classic in the American Southeast on the brink of World War II. The real battle, however, lies between Petruchio, the wife-hunting nobleman from Verona, and Katherine, the un-woo-able hunted. This headstrong maiden can’t be tamed…or can she? Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84.5 Society Street. Dates vary, Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $25; $20 senior; $15 student. (843)277-2172, www.thresholdrep.org 

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Kayak Rolling and Rescues: Intro to Kayak Rescues

Kayak Rolling and Rescues: Intro to Kayak Rescues


Event Date: 08/01/2015 - 9:00am




Before you book that whitewater-rafting trip, be sure to hone your skills with highly-trained guides at James Island County Park. Participants will meet at the boat launch of the park’s lake to practice kayak rolling—the act of righting a capsized kayak—and basic rescue skills in a controlled, comfortable environment. Perfect for beginners as well as seasoned kayakers who want to brush up on their skills, this class will teach you how to right yourself, and how to assist others who have capsized. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a registered and paid chaperone. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Saturday, 9am-noon. $48; $40 Charleston County residents. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
CHARLESTON PRIDE PARADE

CHARLESTON PRIDE PARADE


Event Date: 08/01/2015 - 9:00am




Join the crowds lining King Street for the Pride Parade, the colorful finale to a week of Charleston Pride Festival events. Watch from the sidelines or register to join in the fun—either on foot or in a vehicle or float—as the spectacle strides 1.8 miles from Ann Street, to Broad Street, all the way to Colonial Lake. All entries will compete for prizes in categories ranging from most fabulously dressed, to most creative or unusual, to best use of music. Don’t miss the Pride Rally at Brittlebank Park post-parade, featuring food trucks, vendors, speakers, and entertainers. Wragg Mall, 7 Wragg St. Saturday, 9am. $25 vehicle/float entry; $15 walking entry; free to spectate. (843)410-9924, www.charlestonpride.com

 

 
One City/One Heart Community Writing Event

One City/One Heart Community Writing Event


Event Date: 08/01/2015 - 10:00am




After tragedy struck Charleston, an overwhelming amount of love and support has enveloped the Lowcountry, showing respect for the nine members of the Emanuel AME's congregation whose lives were taken. The Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts invites writers and any other commUNITY dwellers to find strength in the written word and share their thoughts on how the city is keeping the notion of Charleston Strong alive. The gathering gives all a chance to compose, collaborate, and share original pieces of poetry, short stories, and journal entries in order to create the change we need to see in the world. Circular Congregational Church of Charleston, 150 Meeting St. Saturday, 10am. Free. (843) 577-6400, lilaconnects.com 

 
Swing Cancer Benefit Concert

Swing Cancer Benefit Concert


Event Date: 08/01/2015 - 7:30pm




Step, shimmy, and swing at this seventh annual benefit concert hosted by Dancefx Charleston. Join the pros from the contemporary dance company as well as jazz dancers from the Charleston Dance Project, Stephen Duane and the Hot Jazz Dance Club, and Baila Conmiga as they share the stage in support of Courageous Kidz, a local organization dedicated to providing a safe haven for kids with cancer. A silent auction as well as performances from the Lowcountry’s own V-Tones and a solo set from songstress Haley Mae Campbell round out the lineup for this cause-worthy concert. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 7:30pm. $20; $15 advance. (843)853-2252, www.dancefxcharleston.com

 
Swing - A Cancer Benefit Concert

Swing - A Cancer Benefit Concert


Event Date: 08/01/2015 - 8:00pm




Step, shimmy, and do the Charleston as you move to the rhythm at Dancefx’s seventh annual cancer benefit concert, “Swing.” This year’s jam session will include dancers and choreography from Dancefx, a not-for-profit dance organization, as well as the Charleston Dance Project, Stephen Duane and the Hot Jazz Dance Club, and Baila Conmiga. Live music from the lowcountry’s very own V-tones of Charleston and Haley Mae Campbell will also be played, all in support of Courageous Kidz, an organization dedicated to providing a safe haven for kids with cancer. Be sure to show up early to take part in a silent auction in addition to the entertainment. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 8pm; 7:30pm auction. $20; $15 adv. (843)853-2252www.dancefxcharleston.com

 
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The Buddha Chapel: John Duckworth Exhibition

The Buddha Chapel: John Duckworth Exhibition


Event Date: 04/01/2015 - 9:00am to 08/02/2015 - 5:00pm




The practice of meditation plays a large role in the creative process of College of Charleston grad John Duckworth. His work, "Buddha Chapel," the central room of his multimedia exhibition AWAKE, was inspired by deep self-exploration and finding equilibrium in an over-stimulated, contemporary society. Installed at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park in late 2014, the exhibition was selected as a Critic's choice for the "Best Exhibition of 2014" by the Charleston City Paper. Duckworth began the multi-layered works in 2007, which incorporates painting, photography, screen-printing, film, performance and audio. Back by popular demand, the exhibit returns to The Gallery at 26 Vendue, showcasing 20 pieces from AWAKE through August 2 before taking to the road as a travelling exhibition. The Gallery at 26 Vendue, 26 Vendue Range. Daily. Free. (843) 577-7970. www.thevendue.com/art 

 

 

 
Charleston Museum Summer Camps

Charleston Museum Summer Camps


Event Date: 08/03/2015 - 9:00am to 08/07/2015 - 4:00pm




Whether you’ve got an engineer or a history buff, there’s a camp suited for every passion. The Bricks 4 Kidz camp allows campers to hone their inner designer through LEGO bricks while exploring the history and evolution of transportation. The Charleston Museum camp offers a look back in time through the collections of the museum. Youngsters travel through Ancient Egypt and discover dinosaurs, pirates, and more. Tailored to children six to 11, both sessions may be combined for a full day of analyzing and antiquity. Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Friday, times and prices vary. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 
 
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100 Days of Summer

100 Days of Summer


Event Date: 05/25/2015 - 10:00am to 09/07/2015 - 12:00am




The fun doesn’t have to end at dusk! Starting on Memorial Day, Blackbeard’s Cove will be open until midnight, marking the beginning of their "100 Days of Summer" event. Midnight Mutiny Passes will be available from 10pm – midnight every night, which entitles pass-holders to unlimited Golf, Climbing Wall, Jump Land, and Go Carts during that time. Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park, 3255 N Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant. Everyday, 10am-12am. (843)971-1223, www.blackbeardscove.net

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EatUP! Wednesdays with Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First

EatUP! Wednesdays with Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First


Event Date: 06/03/2015 - 11:30am to 08/26/2015 - 1:30pm




You can have your (locally made) pie and eat it too! Join nonprofits Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First every Wednesday this summer for a lunch break on the upper peninsula. Grab some grub from a variety of local food trucks in attendance, then sit down with your neighbors, coworkers, and new friends at Charleston’s longest communal table (crafted by Charleston-based woodworker Aaron Lucas). Free parking will be available at the 1630 Meeting Street location.1630-1 Meeting St., Suite 306. Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm.Free. www.enoughpie.org

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Time for Tots: Story Time & Crafts

Time for Tots: Story Time & Crafts


Event Date: 06/17/2015 - 10:00am to 12/16/2015 - 10:00am




Come enjoy some quality time with your little ones at the Interpretive Center in Old Santee Canal Park. Taking place on Wednesdays in June through December, activities will change monthly, ranging from book reading, seasonal arts and crafts, and movie showings, to strolls on the boardwalk in the fresh air— you may even glimpse a summer dragonfly or turtle! Register on the Monday before the program each month to take part in the fun! For children ages three to five. Interpretive Center, 900 Stony Landing Rd., Moncks Corner, SC. Dates vary, 10-11:30am; $5 per child; free for adult. (843)899-5200, www.oldsanteecanalpark.org 

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Rachel Debuque, Diane Meyer, & Lori Larusso Redux Exhibition

Rachel Debuque, Diane Meyer, & Lori Larusso Redux Exhibition


Event Date: 06/26/2015 - 10:00am to 08/15/2015 - 6:00pm




Witness the work of three contemporary artists who call into question the age-old adage, “home is where the heart is.” Rachel Debuque, known for her brightly colored, dizzyingly patterned pieces, evokes the uncanny with her two- and three-dimensional installations. Diane Meyer challenges your sense of perception by using cross-stitching to interrupt the flow of photographs, questioning ideas of domesticity and permanence. Lori Larusso focuses on representing domestic space, a private realm that has become public due to social media. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

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“Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art”

“Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art”


Event Date: 07/18/2015 - 12:00pm to 08/30/2015 - 5:00pm




Discover 300 years of rice culture with a collection of sweeping Lowcountry landscapes at the City Gallery exhibit, “Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art.” The exhibit intersects agricultural history and art with photographs by David Shriver Soliday, capturing aerial views of the rice production complex, and the vast span of coastal fields, dikes, and canals constructed throughout the enduring environment. The images infused on aluminum sheet metal offer a compelling look at the genesis and genealogy of this historical rice empire. The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A. Saturday, noon. Free. (843) 958-6484, www.citygalleryatwaterfrontpark.com 

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The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew


Event Date: 07/30/2015 - 8:00pm to 08/16/2015 - 3:00pm




Threshold Repertory Theatre takes on the infamous Shakespearian comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, in the theatre’s fourth annual Summer Shakespeare Workshop. New director to Threshold Rep, John Bryan has set this controversial classic in the American Southeast on the brink of World War II. The real battle, however, lies between Petruchio, the wife-hunting nobleman from Verona, and Katherine, the un-woo-able hunted. This headstrong maiden can’t be tamed…or can she? Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84.5 Society Street. Dates vary, Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $25; $20 senior; $15 student. (843)277-2172, www.thresholdrep.org 

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All-American Boys Chorus “In the Summertime!” Concert

All-American Boys Chorus “In the Summertime!” Concert


Event Date: 08/02/2015 - 4:00pm




Come hear the All-American Boys Chorus perform their “In the Summertime!” concert at the Sottile Theatre—a fine-tuned evening of summer classics and young talent. These choristers, ages 10 to 15 years old, have completed 55 concert tours in North America, Europe and Asia, and are excited to perform in Japan later this year. They have also appeared on the Disney Channel, with Josh Groban, in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, and in TV commercials for KFC, Mazda, and Cartoon Network. With their impressive background, they’re sure to be pitch perfect as they sing favorites from the Beach Boys and The Mamas and the Papas, as well as Broadway selections from Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story, and much more. Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Sunday, 4pm. $15. (714)708-1670x11, www.taabc.brownpapertickets.com 

 
 
CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY TOURS

CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY TOURS


Event Date: 08/04/2015 - 3:00pm




AUGUST 4, 11, & 18
In a city where history and folklore are woven into the cobblestone streets, Historic Charleston Foundation presents a summer series of kid-friendly history lessons and activities. Join the historians and interpretive guides at the Aiken-Rhett House Museum as they explore Gullah culture on August 4 and the kitchens and dining room of the Aiken-Rhett home on August 11. And don’t miss out on the “Real Pirates of Charles Town” tour at the Nathaniel Russell House Museum on August 18. Each afternoon includes a craft project or activity to inspire a generation of budding historians. Locations vary. Tuesday, 3:30-5pm. $8 ages five-10/general public; $5 Friends & Family member. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org

 

 
WO’SE AFRICAN DANCE

WO’SE AFRICAN DANCE


Event Date: 08/05/2015 - 10:00am




AUGUST 5 & 6
Authentic African percussive rhythms and lyrical dance come together in demonstrations by WO’SE Charleston, a local performance arts group dedicated to representing African cultural heritage. The finale of the Charleston County Parks’ Summer Entertainment Series, these WO’SE African Dance shows are a perfect opportunity for families to participate in high-energy music, dance, and song performances. Wednesday, James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr., & Thursday, Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston, 10am. $5; $4 Charleston County resident; free for child under two. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
SUNSET SPLASH DAY

SUNSET SPLASH DAY


Event Date: 08/05/2015 - 4:00pm




The slip and slide fun continues at Memorial Waterfront Park with another rendition of summertime favorite Splash Days. Giant water inflatables and a 25-foot Tropical Plunge slide make for the coolest way to spend the afternoon. With a kid zone and food and beverages available for purchase, the park is the place to beat the heat during the dog days of summer. Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesday, 4-8pm. Free. (843)884-8517, www.comeonovermp.com

 

 
Indaco Two Year Anniversary

Indaco Two Year Anniversary


Event Date: 08/05/2015 - 5:00pm




Celebrate the two-year anniversary of this intimate, rustic Italian eatery on Upper King Street. If you have denied yourself the pleasure of dining at Indaco, Italian for "indigo," now is a great time to try! The celebration includes a three-course menu for $35, two inspired specialty cocktails, and half-priced wine bottles. The homey dishes are served up by Executive Chef Michael Perez, who worked as a sous chef under acclaimed Food Network chef Scott Conant. Don't miss out on the delicious festivities–Buon appetito! Indaco, 526 King St. Wednesday, 5pm. (843)727-1228, www.indacocharleston.com

 
COUNTING CROWS WITH CITIZEN COPE

COUNTING CROWS WITH CITIZEN COPE


Event Date: 08/05/2015 - 7:00pm




Counting Crows returns from sold-out European shows for the American leg of its 2015 worldwide tour, sharing hits such as “Mr. Jones” and “Accidentally in Love,” as well as favorites from their 2014 album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, which boasts familiar poetic lyrics by lead singer Adam Duritz. Catch this American rock band as well as the soulful stylings of special guest Citizen Cope, known for his trademark mix of blues, folk, and rock. Family Circle Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Rd., Daniel Island. Wednesday, 7pm. $62-$24. (843)849-5300, www.familycircletenniscenter.com

 

 
Starlight Cinema

Starlight Cinema


Event Date: 08/05/2015 - 8:30pm




Grab some blankets, your family and friends, and head out to Freshfields Village for their weekly outdoor cinema series under the stars. Family favorites, from Paddington to Cinderella, play on the big screen every Wednesday, so check the schedule to find out when your beloved flick hits the screen. Freshfields Village, 149 Village Green Ln., Johns Island. Wednesdays, 8:30 -10:30pm. Free. (843)768-6491, www.freshfieldsvillage.com

 
Mayoral Candidate John Tecklenburg at Halls Chophouse

Mayoral Candidate John Tecklenburg at Halls Chophouse


Event Date: 08/06/2015 - 11:30am




The King Street Marketing Group and Halls Chophouse host local businessman, entrepreneur, and former City of Charleston official John Tecklenburg for their Small Business Lunch series at Halls. During an imaginative three-course meal from executive chef, Matthew Niessner, this former business owner will share why he’s running for mayor this fall and his plans for the future of Charleston. Halls Chophouse, 434 King Street. Thursday, 11:30am. $29. 1-800-838-3006, www.hallschophouse.com

 
littleBIG Exhibit

littleBIG Exhibit


Event Date: 08/07/2015 - 5:00pm to 08/28/2015 - 5:00pm




Gaze upon the paintings of Adam Hall or Megan Aline and time seems to stand still. The artist's collaboration, "littleBIG," on display at Robert Lange Studios, captures many moments in time, offering an air of nostalgia for onlookers, perhaps even sparking a childhood memory or pivotal life experience. Lining the walls with raw realism on juxtaposed canvases both big and small, the works of Hall and Aline together create a "visual journal of past years." Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Friday, 5pm. Free. (843) 805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

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EMERGING ARTISTS EXHIBITION 2015

EMERGING ARTISTS EXHIBITION 2015


Event Date: 08/07/2015 - 5:00pm




AUGUST 7-SEPTEMBER 26
Experience illustrations from up-and-coming artists in Ella W. Richardson Fine Art’s first annual Emerging Artists Exhibition. Painter Sung Eun Kim transports viewers to the streets of San Francisco, Jin Hee presents still-life East-meets-West works, and Alex Radin and Lana Svirejeva create worlds of fantasy brimming with mystical creatures on canvas. The opening coincides with the Broad Street First Friday Art Walk on Friday, August 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

 
Floral Frenzy Art Show

Floral Frenzy Art Show


Event Date: 08/07/2015 - 5:00pm




The Charleston Artist Guild announces Debbie K. Grogen as their featured artist for the month of August. Debbie’s exhibit, “Floral Frenzy,” is a collection of her most recent works, inspired by her love of flowers and gardens in the Lowcountry. Her original works of flora using oils, batik, pastel, and watercolor, will be on display all month long, while the opening reception is set to bloom on August 7th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sales from the opening reception support the non-for-profit Guild’s Community Outreach programs. Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, 160 East Bay St. Daily, 11am-6pm. Free. (843)722-2425, www.charlestonartistguild.com 

 
“ADAM HALL + MEGAN ALINE”

“ADAM HALL + MEGAN ALINE”


Event Date: 08/07/2015 - 5:00pm




AUGUST 7-28
Step into Robert Lange Studios for the opening of a duet show featuring works from visual artists Adam Hall of Nashville and Megan Aline of Charleston. Inspired by consuming fires and erupting ash, Hall’s works, such as Moth to Flame and Everything’s Not Lost are sure to spark your interest, while the petite paintings in Megan Aline’s collection, “littleBIG,” elicit feelings of nostalgia as you view miniaturized glimpses into the painter’s past. Together this duo successfully captures personal, spirited memories through their skilled application of brush to canvas—no matter the size. Join the artists for an opening reception on August 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.rlsart.com

 

 
HOOTIE’S HOMEGROWN ROUNDUP

HOOTIE’S HOMEGROWN ROUNDUP


Event Date: 08/07/2015 - 7:00pm




AUGUST 7 & 8
Just in time for the new school year, the gang from Hootie and the Blowfish jump-start their annual Homegrown Roundup benefitting underprivileged local students with a Friday evening performance alongside special guest Corey Smith. The two-day extravaganza presents thousands of children with the opportunity to receive free haircuts, dental and eye exams, and a backpack of school supplies. Hootie and the Blowfish return to the stage Saturday for a grand finale concert with additional musical guests Edwin McCain and Drivin’ N’ Cryin’.  Support the cause by donating school supplies as you punch your ticket for either night’s performance. Family Circle Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island. Friday & Saturday, 7pm. $52-$28. (843)849-5300,  www.familycircletenniscenter.com

 

 
Unity Concert to Benefit Victims of AME Tragedy

Unity Concert to Benefit Victims of AME Tragedy


Event Date: 08/07/2015 - 7:30pm




Band together and support the Charleston community with a night of live music curated by the Charleston Response Project. The concert will feature the world premiere of newly composed work by Jim Stephenson, performances by Chamber Music Charleston, Charlton Singleton, and the Jazz Artists of Charleston, as well as poetry by South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth and spoken word poet Marcus Amaker. Donations to the Lowcountry Ministries – Reverend Pinckney Fund or the Mother Emmanuel Hope Fund are encouraged. College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Friday, 7:30pm. Free. (843) 763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.com

 
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS


Event Date: 08/07/2015 - 8:00pm




Adapted from the 1988 film of the same name, this comedic musical performed by the Footlight Players is set on the French Riviera, telling the tale of two con men and the hilarious hijinks that ensue after they go head to head. The suave Lawrence Jameson competes against rookie Freddy Benson to see who can be the first to extract $50,000 from heiress Christine Colgate. There can only be one winner in this bout, and the other must leave town forever. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $35; $32 senior/active military; $25 student. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

 

 
Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park


Event Date: 08/07/2015 - 9:00pm




Deciding between watching the sunset or a movie? Catch them both at Memorial Waterfront Park’s summer series, Movies in the Park. With the Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor in the background, a movie with a view is sure to become the new favorite summer pastime with cinema showings including Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy. Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Fridays, 9pm. Free. (843)884-8517, www.comeonovermp.com

 
Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow


Event Date: 08/08/2015 - 7:00am




This roadshow makes a pit stop in the Holy City with participants travelling from all over the country to see if they’ve struck it big. The Gold Rush has got nothing on this. Every city has a hidden treasure, will yours be the next? Apply for a ticket today to be a part of this unique experience. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr. Saturday, 7am. Free. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
Bizarre Bazaar

Bizarre Bazaar


Event Date: 08/08/2015 - 9:00am




Get ready to haggle, because after 30 plus years of exhibitions, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is hosting it’s first ever yard sale. Three decades worth of original artwork, prints, posters, books, fragments of larger works, and other innovative objects are available for purchase, ranging anywhere from $5 to $5,000. Limited edition works by Shepard Fairey, a dried grass suit by Gene Pool, wind drawings by Rikuo Ueda, and charred paintings by Japanese artist Junko Ishiro are sure to grab your attention. Performances from some of Charleston’s finest musicians (Nic Jenkins, Amazing Mittens, Mr. Bonetangles, and Joel Hamilton), as well as a screen-printing t-shirt station complete the event's overall creative dexterity. Halsey Institute Galleries, 161 Calhoun St. Saturday, 9am-2pm. Free entry. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

 
JAMES ISLAND STORY CORPS WORKSHOP

JAMES ISLAND STORY CORPS WORKSHOP


Event Date: 08/08/2015 - 10:00am




AUGUST 8-29
Become a part of history by perfecting your narrating abilities in this unique workshop. For centuries, storytelling has helped us understand and learn about different cultures. Led by South Carolina Jean Lacy Harris Folk Heritage Award winner Natalie Daise, this seminar is for veteran and amateur storytellers ages 16 and up who wish to refine their skills and share in creating a multi-generational body of work. McLeod Plantation Historic Site, 325 Country Club Dr. Days vary, 10am-noon. $210; $200 Charleston County resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 

 
AN EVENING WITH BILL MAHER

AN EVENING WITH BILL MAHER


Event Date: 08/08/2015 - 8:00pm




Crack up with the stand-up combining politics and comedy. Bill Maher’s blend of unflinching honesty and humor has garnered him more than 10 Primetime Emmy Awards and six Writer’s Guild Awards. Expect comical updates on current events as The New York Times best-selling author’s quick wit gets crowds rolling. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 8pm. $80-$70. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

 
Wannamaker Movie Night

Wannamaker Movie Night


Event Date: 08/08/2015 - 8:15pm




Throw down a blanket, set up a lawn chair and settle into a cozy spot for North Charleston’s own movie night at Wannamaker County Park. The family-friendly film begins just after sunset – around 8:15p.m. – so round up the troops to scout out a spot before the movie begins. No need to bring outside food, alcohol, or coolers because food and drink will be available for purchase on site. If your family has a furry friend, bring the pup – dogs must be leashed at all times – along to enjoy the flick alongside his beloved human friends. North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. Saturday, 8:15pm. $1. (843)795-4386www.ccprc.com

 
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100 Days of Summer

100 Days of Summer


Event Date: 05/25/2015 - 10:00am to 09/07/2015 - 12:00am




The fun doesn’t have to end at dusk! Starting on Memorial Day, Blackbeard’s Cove will be open until midnight, marking the beginning of their "100 Days of Summer" event. Midnight Mutiny Passes will be available from 10pm – midnight every night, which entitles pass-holders to unlimited Golf, Climbing Wall, Jump Land, and Go Carts during that time. Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park, 3255 N Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant. Everyday, 10am-12am. (843)971-1223, www.blackbeardscove.net

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EatUP! Wednesdays with Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First

EatUP! Wednesdays with Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First


Event Date: 06/03/2015 - 11:30am to 08/26/2015 - 1:30pm




You can have your (locally made) pie and eat it too! Join nonprofits Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First every Wednesday this summer for a lunch break on the upper peninsula. Grab some grub from a variety of local food trucks in attendance, then sit down with your neighbors, coworkers, and new friends at Charleston’s longest communal table (crafted by Charleston-based woodworker Aaron Lucas). Free parking will be available at the 1630 Meeting Street location.1630-1 Meeting St., Suite 306. Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm.Free. www.enoughpie.org

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Time for Tots: Story Time & Crafts

Time for Tots: Story Time & Crafts


Event Date: 06/17/2015 - 10:00am to 12/16/2015 - 10:00am




Come enjoy some quality time with your little ones at the Interpretive Center in Old Santee Canal Park. Taking place on Wednesdays in June through December, activities will change monthly, ranging from book reading, seasonal arts and crafts, and movie showings, to strolls on the boardwalk in the fresh air— you may even glimpse a summer dragonfly or turtle! Register on the Monday before the program each month to take part in the fun! For children ages three to five. Interpretive Center, 900 Stony Landing Rd., Moncks Corner, SC. Dates vary, 10-11:30am; $5 per child; free for adult. (843)899-5200, www.oldsanteecanalpark.org 

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Rachel Debuque, Diane Meyer, & Lori Larusso Redux Exhibition

Rachel Debuque, Diane Meyer, & Lori Larusso Redux Exhibition


Event Date: 06/26/2015 - 10:00am to 08/15/2015 - 6:00pm




Witness the work of three contemporary artists who call into question the age-old adage, “home is where the heart is.” Rachel Debuque, known for her brightly colored, dizzyingly patterned pieces, evokes the uncanny with her two- and three-dimensional installations. Diane Meyer challenges your sense of perception by using cross-stitching to interrupt the flow of photographs, questioning ideas of domesticity and permanence. Lori Larusso focuses on representing domestic space, a private realm that has become public due to social media. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 
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“Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art”

“Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art”


Event Date: 07/18/2015 - 12:00pm to 08/30/2015 - 5:00pm




Discover 300 years of rice culture with a collection of sweeping Lowcountry landscapes at the City Gallery exhibit, “Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art.” The exhibit intersects agricultural history and art with photographs by David Shriver Soliday, capturing aerial views of the rice production complex, and the vast span of coastal fields, dikes, and canals constructed throughout the enduring environment. The images infused on aluminum sheet metal offer a compelling look at the genesis and genealogy of this historical rice empire. The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A. Saturday, noon. Free. (843) 958-6484, www.citygalleryatwaterfrontpark.com 

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The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew


Event Date: 07/30/2015 - 8:00pm to 08/16/2015 - 3:00pm




Threshold Repertory Theatre takes on the infamous Shakespearian comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, in the theatre’s fourth annual Summer Shakespeare Workshop. New director to Threshold Rep, John Bryan has set this controversial classic in the American Southeast on the brink of World War II. The real battle, however, lies between Petruchio, the wife-hunting nobleman from Verona, and Katherine, the un-woo-able hunted. This headstrong maiden can’t be tamed…or can she? Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84.5 Society Street. Dates vary, Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $25; $20 senior; $15 student. (843)277-2172, www.thresholdrep.org 

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littleBIG Exhibit

littleBIG Exhibit


Event Date: 08/07/2015 - 5:00pm to 08/28/2015 - 5:00pm




Gaze upon the paintings of Adam Hall or Megan Aline and time seems to stand still. The artist's collaboration, "littleBIG," on display at Robert Lange Studios, captures many moments in time, offering an air of nostalgia for onlookers, perhaps even sparking a childhood memory or pivotal life experience. Lining the walls with raw realism on juxtaposed canvases both big and small, the works of Hall and Aline together create a "visual journal of past years." Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Friday, 5pm. Free. (843) 805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

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O-Ku Pop-Up At Lululemon Athletica

O-Ku Pop-Up At Lululemon Athletica


Event Date: 08/09/2015 - 1:00pm




Sushi and shopping on Second Sunday is a definite dream of every Lululemon-loving yogi. Join local Japanese eatery, O-Ku, as they pop-up at Lululemon athletica to give shoppers a chance to sample sushi while browsing the new styles and colors of the one-stop shop for all things yoga. Lululemon Athletica, 279 King St. Sunday, 1pm. Free. (843) 937-6123, www.lululemon.com 

 
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC


Event Date: 08/09/2015 - 7:30pm




The master of poetic parody, four-time Grammy-winner “Weird Al” Yankovic promises “Mandatory Fun” on his 2015 world tour. Reinventing chart-topping songs since 1976, Yankovic has satirized the words of famed musicians from Madonna to Iggy Azalea. Sing along with the endlessly clever performer as he croons fan favorites such as “Smells Like Nirvana” and “Like a Surgeon,” as well as newer tunes like “Word Crimes,” a riff on Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” Weird has never been so fun. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Sunday, 7:30pm. $70-$38. (843)202-2787, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

 
 
 
2015 History Matters Lecture

2015 History Matters Lecture


Event Date: 08/12/2015 - 5:30pm




Intrigued individuals and history buffs alike come together to learn about our city’s past during this installment of Historic Charleston Foundation’s quarterly lecture series. Author and manager of the Aiken-Rhett House Museum Valerie Perry and VP of Daniel Island Historical Society Lee Ann Bain both use The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd to give insight on how to differentiate between fiction and fact research to discover local history. Captain James Missroon House, 40 East Bay St. Wednesday, 5:30pm. $5 suggested donation; free friends & guilds donors. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org

 
2015 History Matters Lecture

2015 History Matters Lecture


Event Date: 08/12/2015 - 5:30pm




Intrigued individuals and history buffs alike come together to learn about our city’s past during this installment of Historic Charleston Foundation’s quarterly lecture series. Author and manager of the Aiken-Rhett House Museum Valerie Perry and VP of Daniel Island Historical Society Lee Ann Bain both use The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd to give insight on how to differentiate between fiction and fact research to discover local history. Captain James Missroon House, 40 East Bay St. Wednesday, 5:30pm. $5 suggested donation; free friends & guilds donors. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org

 
West Elm Grand Opening

West Elm Grand Opening


Event Date: 08/13/2015 - 10:00am




Home furnishings retailer West Elm, a division of William Sonomia, Inc., opens their first South Carolina retail store right here in Charleston! The store's fall 2015 products include items designed and crafted by nine local artists as part of their LOCAL initiative. To celebrate the opening, Lowcountry artist Sarah Reed of Dodeline Design has fashioned an exclusive totebag, which will be given to the first 300 shoppers with a $50 minimum purchase. An online sweepstakes offering local customers the chance to win a $2,000 gift card and a special invitation to the pre-opening bash on August 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. are also up for grabs! A portion of the evening’s proceeds benefit the Preservation Society of Charleston. West Elm, 484 King St. Thursday, 10am. Free. (843)720-3580, www.westelm.com 

 
FISHING FOR MIRACLES KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT

FISHING FOR MIRACLES KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT


Event Date: 08/13/2015 - 12:00pm




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Cast a line at this fishing tourney benefitting both the MUSC Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina. If a $25,000 grand prize for the largest catch doesn’t have you taking the bait, nearly a dozen additional prizes and awards are also up for grabs throughout the three-day competition. Anglers and non-anglers alike can explore the Vendor Village, participate in raffles, place bids in both silent and live auctions, and enjoy live entertainment. This annual tournament, now in its 22nd year, has raised an estimated $760,000 since its launch. Ripley Light Yacht Club, 95 Ripley Point Dr. Thursday-Saturday, times vary. $350. (843)214-1408, www.fishingformiracles.org

 

 
Thursday Night Boogie

Thursday Night Boogie


Event Date: 08/13/2015 - 6:00pm




Boogie on down to the grooviest sounds of DJ Jim Bowers as he plays a variety of line dancing hits, unforgettable oldies, and beach music classics. For over 20 years, Jim Bowers has been entertaining the Lowcountry with a diverse music selection that suits all kinds of people. Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase. For ages 21 and up. Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Dr., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 6-10pm. $10/$8 CCR Discount. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
It Might Get Loud

It Might Get Loud


Event Date: 08/13/2015 - 8:00pm




Watch as the stories of three generations of rock legends come to life on the big screen at the screening of It Might Get Loud. As part of Charleston Music Hall’s Film Series, It Might Get Loud offers audiences a glimpse at the rise of guitar royals The Edge of U2, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, and Jack White of The White Stripes. Witness the unraveling of each artist in their most intimate moments and reflect on how the three great guitarists came to be. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street. Thursday, 8pm. $8. (843) 853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com 

 
Jorma Kaukonen

Jorma Kaukonen


Event Date: 08/13/2015 - 9:30pm




Jorma Kaukonen has much to boast about from his decades spent in the music spotlight. The musician and his praise-worthy acoustic sounds have graced the stages of Woodstock and Monterey, influenced the beginnings of the psychedelic rock genre, and co-headlined tours with the likes of Janis Joplin, The Doors, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. The legendary lead guitarist of  Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's Jefferson Airplane, and one half of the dynamic duo Hot Tuna, Kaukonen shows fans yet another side to his talent with his own solo performance at the Charleston Pour House. Watch Kaukonen's acoustic fingerpicking skills as he delights the crowd with his iconic folk and bluegrass tunes. The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Thursday, 9:30pm. $35; $30 advance. (843) 571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com 

 
LIGHTHOUSE INLET HERITAGE PRESERVE BIRD WALK

LIGHTHOUSE INLET HERITAGE PRESERVE BIRD WALK


Event Date: 08/14/2015 - 8:30am




Join local birding experts as they embark on an avian adventure exploring the diverse wildlife found on the northeast end of Folly Beach. Enjoy views of Morris Island Lighthouse while looking out for a variety of winged coastal creatures, including Wilson’s plovers and painted buntings. The painted buntings boast unmistakably vibrant hues; keep your eyes open for the bright blue-headed males and the entirely green females. Don’t miss an opportunity to discover the oft-overlooked gems of our local landscapes. For ages 12 and up. Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, East Ashley Ave., Folly Beach. Friday, 8:30-10:30am. $9; $7 Charleston County resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 

 
Abby's Friends Golf Classic and Gala

Abby's Friends Golf Classic and Gala


Event Date: 08/14/2015 - 10:30am




Tee off for a good cause and compete for prizes at the nationally-ranked Beresford and Ralston Creek courses, both offering stunning views and incredible backdrops. Since the first Abby’s Friends Charity Golf Classic and Gala was held in June 2007, over $1,000,000 has been raised to support non-profit organizations that focus on Type I Diabetes. Registration includes an exclusive lunch buffet as well as entrance to the Black & White Evening Gala at the Daniel Island Country Club where attendees can feast on gourmet bites and dance the night away to live music from Plane Jane. Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island. Friday, 10:30am. Registration fees vary.(843)364-6731, www.abbysfriends.org

 
Talent Freaks Screening

Talent Freaks Screening


Event Date: 08/14/2015 - 6:00pm




Get a peak into the creative minds of the our local artists at the Season 2 premiere screening of Talent Freaks. Under the direction of Andy Coon, the colors of creativity will light up the screen and engross audience members in a documentary that digs deep into the souls of the artist. From Patch Whisky’s mural masterpieces to Molly B. Right’s bottlecap portraits, each featured artist gives life to their art with a medium unlike the next. The film showcases the passion each artist places into the process of creating the beauty and meaning of their art. To carry the theme of artful creations throughout the duration of the night, the Charleston Creative Parliament and All Aces Media opens the debut of Season 2 with a gallery of artwork from featured artists as well as a bonus screening of Talent Freaks: Season 1Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 6pm. Free. (843) 853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com 

 
ABBY’S FRIENDS GOLF CLASSIC & GALA

ABBY’S FRIENDS GOLF CLASSIC & GALA


Event Date: 08/14/2015 - 7:00pm




Bring your A game and hit the scenic links at Daniel Island Club’s Beresford and Ralston Creek courses for a day of friendly competition and fun at this charity golf classic benefitting Abby’s Friends, a local organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children with Type I Diabetes. After a few rounds of play, enjoy an evening of gourmet food, cocktails, and live music from Plane Jane at the celebratory Black and White Gala. Don’t forget your wallet, as all proceeds from both a silent and live auction will go toward the day’s cause. Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island. Friday, noon golf; 7pm gala. $3,000-$1,500 golf foursome; $150 gala. (843)364-6731, www.abbysfriends.org

 

 
THE COMEDY GET DOWN

THE COMEDY GET DOWN


Event Date: 08/14/2015 - 7:00pm




Witness comedic genius hit the North Charleston Coliseum stage at the stand-up event of the year. Teaming together for a comedic world tour, George Lopez, Cedric “The Entertainer,” Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Charlie Murphy form a star-studded lineup showcasing funny at its finest with antics, jokes, and quips to keep you laughing long after you’ve left the Coliseum. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr. Friday, 7pm. $66-$50. (843)529-5000,
www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

 
IOP 17th Annual Half Rubber Tournament

IOP 17th Annual Half Rubber Tournament


Event Date: 08/15/2015 - 7:30am




Forgo the basic games like bocce and cornhole and batter up for this storied Charleston classic on your next beach trip. Indigenous to the Lowcountry and Savannah (the original birthplace is yet to be determined), half-rubber, also known as half-ball, is a game similar to baseball, but more sand and surf appropriate. Two teams consisting of a pitcher, catcher, and at least one fielder face off for a total of three innings. Pitchers throw the ball, flat side down, and hitters can hit a single, double, or home-run based on how far the ball flies. With no bases to run players can keep the game going until the cooler is empty. Isle of Palms Recreation Department, #24 28th Ave, Isle of Palms. Saturday, 7:30am-10pm. $25. (843) 886-8294, www.halfrubber.com

 
Julia Child Birthday Celebration Dinner

Julia Child Birthday Celebration Dinner


Event Date: 08/15/2015 - 5:00pm




The Glass Onion hosts their annual Julia Child Birthday dinner to celebrate what would have the dame of cuisine's 103rd birthday. In true Julia Child fashion, the Glass Onion will be serving a special, entirely French-focused, three-course menu based on recipes from Julia’s cookbooks with optional wine pairings (Bien sûr). Dishes include: Haricots à l’étuvée—Baby green beans, Bibb lettuce, and sweet onion cream; Quenelles De Crustaces—Shrimp dumplings, shrimp, crawfish, and mushrooms; Civet de Mouton—Braised Lamb, mushrooms, bacon, sweet onion, and potato; Caille Roti à la Normande—Roast Quail stuffed with gizzards and cream cheese, potato, mushroom; Crème Brulee, Rhum Baba and Peche Galette, and much more. Call to make a reservation and ask about the full menu. Bon appétit! The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Hwy, $45 per person; $25 wine pairings. Saturday, 6pm. (843)225-1717, http://www.ilovetheglassonion.com/

 
Shaggin' on the Cooper

Shaggin' on the Cooper


Event Date: 08/15/2015 - 7:00pm




Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the summer on the Mount Pleasant Pier. Guests enjoy scenic views of the Charleston Harbor while swaying to the beats of live classic oldies and beach music performed by Vinyl Daze. Drinks and food will be provided for those who need to catch their breath. Gates open at 7 p.m. and music begins at 8 p.m. Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Dr., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 7pm. $10/$8 CCR Discount. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
COCKTAILS & CUFFLINKS

COCKTAILS & CUFFLINKS


Event Date: 08/15/2015 - 7:30pm




All the single ladies have the upper hand at this one-of-a-kind live auction event featuring cocktails, delicious eats, dancing, and most importantly, some of Charleston’s most eligible bachelors. Bachelorettes have the opportunity to bid on any handsome gentleman of their choice and the accompanying date package, which include sunset cruises, jazz dinners, and more. Proceeds benefit the Ladies Enriching the Community’s mission to promote educational, economic, and cultural empowerment in the Charleston community. Charleston Visitors Center, 375 Meeting St. Saturday, 7:30pm. $25; $35 VIP. (843)284-3394, www.letcinc.org

 

 
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100 Days of Summer

100 Days of Summer


Event Date: 05/25/2015 - 10:00am to 09/07/2015 - 12:00am




The fun doesn’t have to end at dusk! Starting on Memorial Day, Blackbeard’s Cove will be open until midnight, marking the beginning of their "100 Days of Summer" event. Midnight Mutiny Passes will be available from 10pm – midnight every night, which entitles pass-holders to unlimited Golf, Climbing Wall, Jump Land, and Go Carts during that time. Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park, 3255 N Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant. Everyday, 10am-12am. (843)971-1223, www.blackbeardscove.net

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EatUP! Wednesdays with Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First

EatUP! Wednesdays with Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First


Event Date: 06/03/2015 - 11:30am to 08/26/2015 - 1:30pm




You can have your (locally made) pie and eat it too! Join nonprofits Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First every Wednesday this summer for a lunch break on the upper peninsula. Grab some grub from a variety of local food trucks in attendance, then sit down with your neighbors, coworkers, and new friends at Charleston’s longest communal table (crafted by Charleston-based woodworker Aaron Lucas). Free parking will be available at the 1630 Meeting Street location.1630-1 Meeting St., Suite 306. Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm.Free. www.enoughpie.org

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Time for Tots: Story Time & Crafts

Time for Tots: Story Time & Crafts


Event Date: 06/17/2015 - 10:00am to 12/16/2015 - 10:00am




Come enjoy some quality time with your little ones at the Interpretive Center in Old Santee Canal Park. Taking place on Wednesdays in June through December, activities will change monthly, ranging from book reading, seasonal arts and crafts, and movie showings, to strolls on the boardwalk in the fresh air— you may even glimpse a summer dragonfly or turtle! Register on the Monday before the program each month to take part in the fun! For children ages three to five. Interpretive Center, 900 Stony Landing Rd., Moncks Corner, SC. Dates vary, 10-11:30am; $5 per child; free for adult. (843)899-5200, www.oldsanteecanalpark.org 

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“Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art”

“Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art”


Event Date: 07/18/2015 - 12:00pm to 08/30/2015 - 5:00pm




Discover 300 years of rice culture with a collection of sweeping Lowcountry landscapes at the City Gallery exhibit, “Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art.” The exhibit intersects agricultural history and art with photographs by David Shriver Soliday, capturing aerial views of the rice production complex, and the vast span of coastal fields, dikes, and canals constructed throughout the enduring environment. The images infused on aluminum sheet metal offer a compelling look at the genesis and genealogy of this historical rice empire. The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A. Saturday, noon. Free. (843) 958-6484, www.citygalleryatwaterfrontpark.com 

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The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew


Event Date: 07/30/2015 - 8:00pm to 08/16/2015 - 3:00pm




Threshold Repertory Theatre takes on the infamous Shakespearian comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, in the theatre’s fourth annual Summer Shakespeare Workshop. New director to Threshold Rep, John Bryan has set this controversial classic in the American Southeast on the brink of World War II. The real battle, however, lies between Petruchio, the wife-hunting nobleman from Verona, and Katherine, the un-woo-able hunted. This headstrong maiden can’t be tamed…or can she? Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84.5 Society Street. Dates vary, Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $25; $20 senior; $15 student. (843)277-2172, www.thresholdrep.org 

 
 
 
 
 
“Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley”

“Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley”


Event Date: 08/21/2015 - 11:00am to 10/10/2015 - 11:00am




With an opening reception on August 21 at 6:30 p.m., the Halsey Institute debuts a multifaceted showcase of works by American artist and musician Lonnie Holley. He incorporates natural and man-made objects, each with its own cultural and artistic associations, into narrative sculptures that commemorate places, people, and events. Forty of these are displayed in the exhibit, with the Atlanta native creating additional works on site during his residency. Catch a free gallery talk on Saturday, August 22, and look for more events during Holley’s stay in Charleston, including a September 12 concert at the Music Hall.  Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (843) 953-4422, halsey.cofc.edu

 

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littleBIG Exhibit

littleBIG Exhibit


Event Date: 08/07/2015 - 5:00pm to 08/28/2015 - 5:00pm




Gaze upon the paintings of Adam Hall or Megan Aline and time seems to stand still. The artist's collaboration, "littleBIG," on display at Robert Lange Studios, captures many moments in time, offering an air of nostalgia for onlookers, perhaps even sparking a childhood memory or pivotal life experience. Lining the walls with raw realism on juxtaposed canvases both big and small, the works of Hall and Aline together create a "visual journal of past years." Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Friday, 5pm. Free. (843) 805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

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Freedom Benefit Concert

Freedom Benefit Concert


Event Date: 08/16/2015 - 5:00pm




The Freedom Concert brings local artists together for an evening of entertainment with a purpose. Through singer-songwriter Stefanie Potter’s story-filled folk and soul music; Fiona Varner’s multicultural sound; inspiring expressions by Divine Dance, and live art creations, this concert raises awareness as well as funds for the human trafficking aftercare program, Doors to Freedom—a non-profit whose mission is to provide a safe haven for survivors of sex trafficking, while helping them achieve total restoration. Ashley River Baptist Church, 1101 Savannah Highway. Sunday, 5-7pm. Free. (843)900-SONG, www.ashleyriverchurch.org

 
Hi Harmony Community Concert

Hi Harmony Community Concert


Event Date: 08/16/2015 - 6:00pm




In the spirit of celebration, join Charleston Music Hall in recognizing the part music plays in strengthening the community at "Hi Harmony." Listen to the ear-pleasing fusion of genres as more than 50 local musicians take the stage playing six musically diverse sets spanning hip hop, folk, jazz, rock, spoken word, R&B, and gospel. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Sunday, 6pm. Free. (843) 853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
 
 
 
Natural History Mysteries

Natural History Mysteries


Event Date: 08/20/2015 - 9:00am




Is it true that chiggers burrow underneath your skin? Join a naturalist to learn the answers to this and other questions about coastal South Carolina wildlife and plants. After a quick discussion in the classroom, the group will hit the trails for an investigative stroll through Caw Caw, where land once part of rice plantations now hosts rich bird life as well as creatures like American alligators, swallow-tailed kites, and bald eagles. Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Hwy., Ravenel. Saturday, 9-11 a.m. $9; $7 Charleston County resident. (843) 795-4386, ccprc.com

 

 
Music at the Library: John Tecklenburg

Music at the Library: John Tecklenburg


Event Date: 08/20/2015 - 7:00pm




Journey back in time with John Tecklenburg as he combines story-telling with music to detail the colorful life of Joseph Anthony “Fud” Livingston, an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, arranger, and composer. This soul master, better known as “Uncle Fud,” co-wrote the jazz and pop standard, “I’m Thru with Love,” and played with several bands including Alton Glenn Miller. Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Thursday, 7pm. $25; $20 member. (843)723-9912, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org 

 
 
O.A.R. WITH ALLEN STONE

O.A.R. WITH ALLEN STONE


Event Date: 08/22/2015 - 7:00pm




O.A.R., short for Of a Revolution, traces its rock band roots back to Maryland, where four of the five members met in high school. The band has released eight studio albums since its 1996 formation, and the latest, 2014’s The Rockville LP, is a celebration of its hometown with singles like “We’ll Pick Up Where We Left Off.” Joined by musician and songwriter Allen Stone for the Charleston performance, O.A.R. returns to The Family Circle Stadium with new tunes and fan favorites. Family Circle Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Rd., Daniel Island. Saturday, 7pm. $32-$17. (843)849-5300, www.familycircletenniscenter.com

 

 
Harbour Club 21st Anniversary Beach Bash

Harbour Club 21st Anniversary Beach Bash


Event Date: 08/22/2015 - 7:00pm




Celebrate the Harbour Club's 21st anniversary with a beach bash in the heart of Charleston's historic French Quarter. Enjoy the night's festivities as you groove to the Dj's dance-worthy tunes, strike a picture perfect pose in the photo booth, sip away on a tropical Mai Tai or Rum Runner, and indulge your tastebuds with a beach-themed menu of grilled shrimp skewers and pan-seared crab cakes from executive chef William Montgomery. The Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau St. Saturday, 7pm. $45. (843) 723-9680, www.clubcorp.com 

 
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100 Days of Summer

100 Days of Summer


Event Date: 05/25/2015 - 10:00am to 09/07/2015 - 12:00am




The fun doesn’t have to end at dusk! Starting on Memorial Day, Blackbeard’s Cove will be open until midnight, marking the beginning of their "100 Days of Summer" event. Midnight Mutiny Passes will be available from 10pm – midnight every night, which entitles pass-holders to unlimited Golf, Climbing Wall, Jump Land, and Go Carts during that time. Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park, 3255 N Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant. Everyday, 10am-12am. (843)971-1223, www.blackbeardscove.net

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EatUP! Wednesdays with Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First

EatUP! Wednesdays with Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First


Event Date: 06/03/2015 - 11:30am to 08/26/2015 - 1:30pm




You can have your (locally made) pie and eat it too! Join nonprofits Enough Pie and Lowcountry Local First every Wednesday this summer for a lunch break on the upper peninsula. Grab some grub from a variety of local food trucks in attendance, then sit down with your neighbors, coworkers, and new friends at Charleston’s longest communal table (crafted by Charleston-based woodworker Aaron Lucas). Free parking will be available at the 1630 Meeting Street location.1630-1 Meeting St., Suite 306. Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm.Free. www.enoughpie.org

 
 
The Producers, A New Mel Brooks Musical

The Producers, A New Mel Brooks Musical


Event Date: 08/28/2015 - 7:30pm to 09/20/2015 - 7:30pm




You’re in for a treat as Charleston Stage presents this show adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks’ 1968 Academy Award-winning film of the same name. It won 12 Tonys—more than any other musical comedy created—with the story of down-and-out Broadway producer Max and accountant Leo, who plot to make a bundle by creating a spectacularly bad musical they’ve titled Springtime for Hitler. See what happens when it unexpectedly becomes a hit. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $67-$52; $67-$50 senior; $67-$27 student/active military. (843) 577-7183, charlestonstage.com

 

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Time for Tots: Story Time & Crafts

Time for Tots: Story Time & Crafts


Event Date: 06/17/2015 - 10:00am to 12/16/2015 - 10:00am




Come enjoy some quality time with your little ones at the Interpretive Center in Old Santee Canal Park. Taking place on Wednesdays in June through December, activities will change monthly, ranging from book reading, seasonal arts and crafts, and movie showings, to strolls on the boardwalk in the fresh air— you may even glimpse a summer dragonfly or turtle! Register on the Monday before the program each month to take part in the fun! For children ages three to five. Interpretive Center, 900 Stony Landing Rd., Moncks Corner, SC. Dates vary, 10-11:30am; $5 per child; free for adult. (843)899-5200, www.oldsanteecanalpark.org 

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“Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art”

“Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art”


Event Date: 07/18/2015 - 12:00pm to 08/30/2015 - 5:00pm




Discover 300 years of rice culture with a collection of sweeping Lowcountry landscapes at the City Gallery exhibit, “Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art.” The exhibit intersects agricultural history and art with photographs by David Shriver Soliday, capturing aerial views of the rice production complex, and the vast span of coastal fields, dikes, and canals constructed throughout the enduring environment. The images infused on aluminum sheet metal offer a compelling look at the genesis and genealogy of this historical rice empire. The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A. Saturday, noon. Free. (843) 958-6484, www.citygalleryatwaterfrontpark.com 

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littleBIG Exhibit

littleBIG Exhibit


Event Date: 08/07/2015 - 5:00pm to 08/28/2015 - 5:00pm




Gaze upon the paintings of Adam Hall or Megan Aline and time seems to stand still. The artist's collaboration, "littleBIG," on display at Robert Lange Studios, captures many moments in time, offering an air of nostalgia for onlookers, perhaps even sparking a childhood memory or pivotal life experience. Lining the walls with raw realism on juxtaposed canvases both big and small, the works of Hall and Aline together create a "visual journal of past years." Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Friday, 5pm. Free. (843) 805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

 
 
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“Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley”

“Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley”


Event Date: 08/21/2015 - 11:00am to 10/10/2015 - 11:00am




With an opening reception on August 21 at 6:30 p.m., the Halsey Institute debuts a multifaceted showcase of works by American artist and musician Lonnie Holley. He incorporates natural and man-made objects, each with its own cultural and artistic associations, into narrative sculptures that commemorate places, people, and events. Forty of these are displayed in the exhibit, with the Atlanta native creating additional works on site during his residency. Catch a free gallery talk on Saturday, August 22, and look for more events during Holley’s stay in Charleston, including a September 12 concert at the Music Hall.  Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (843) 953-4422, halsey.cofc.edu

 

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Bazaar at the Point

Bazaar at the Point


Event Date: 08/23/2015 - 11:00am




Spend the last Sunday of the month at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina as it hosts this outdoor bazaar. Gather under the Lookout Pavilion to shop locally sourced arts and crafts. Enjoy specialty food and drinks from local vendors, as well as live music and kids’ activities. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina Pavilion, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 11am-2pm. Free. (843)856-0028, www.charlestonharborresort.com

 
HOT NIGHTS & HOLY CITY DINNER

HOT NIGHTS & HOLY CITY DINNER


Event Date: 08/23/2015 - 6:00pm




Turn up the heat with Middleton Place’s second annual summer dining experience. Executive chef Brandon Buck puts his spin on classic Lowcountry cuisine with a five-course dinner featuring local and organic meats prepared with fresh, seasonal vegetables from the restaurant’s onsite organic farm. Guests wash down each course with expertly paired summer brews from Holy City Brewing. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Sunday, 6-9pm. $85. (800)782-3608, www.middletonplace.org

 

 
Lowland Hum

Lowland Hum


Event Date: 08/24/2015 - 8:00pm




Welcome in the indie-folk duo, Lowland Hum, as they stop by the Pour House during the last leg of their sophomore album's nationwide tour. From "Olivia" to "Nightdriving," each blissed-out track serenades the crowd with sweet songs that carry a rush of haunting harmonies and sincere lyrics. The Pour House, 1919 Maybank Hwy. Monday, 8pm. (843) 571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com 

 
 
 
The Mavericks

The Mavericks


Event Date: 08/27/2015 - 8:00pm




Reunited at last—the so called “country-steeped garage band” led by Cuban American singer, Raul Malo, embarks on a new tour inspired by the beauty found in old vinyl tracks. The group’s latest album, Mono, is infused with Latin style and Caribbean flavor. An honest sampling of guitar, percussion, and keyboards accompany Malo’s sultry vocals for a wholesome, inspiring show. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Saturday, 8pm. $40-$80. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
MARC MITCHELL & DEREK LARSON: “A MONK TEXTING”

MARC MITCHELL & DEREK LARSON: “A MONK TEXTING”


Event Date: 08/28/2015 - 10:00am




With the swipe of a credit card or a post to Facebook, we leave behind a media footprint to be tracked. Inspired by the popularity of fitness trackers and web data collection by Google, artists Marc Mitchell and Derek Larson create works of various mediums outlining their daily activities such as the number of steps taken, hours slept, calories burned, and time spent on the Internet. Mitchell and Larson’s collaborative exhibition is a unique look at modern day’s reliance on digital surveillance. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 
FRANCIS MARION DIRT DASH

FRANCIS MARION DIRT DASH


Event Date: 08/29/2015 - 7:00am




Not your average run around the track, the sixth annual Francis Marion Dirt Dash features both a 12K (7.5 miles) and half-marathon. Forget pounding the pavement, these off-the-beaten-path race routes take runners down trails leading deep into the heart of the Francis Marion Forest, home to swampy marshes and towering cypresses. All dash participants will receive a T-shirt, and half-marathon finishers will be awarded medals. Sewee Visitors Center, 5821 N. Hwy. 17, Awendaw. Saturday, 7am-noon. $75 half marathon; $45 12K. (843)478-1779, www.eagle-endurance.com

 

 
BETTY WRIGHT & THE WHISPERS

BETTY WRIGHT & THE WHISPERS


Event Date: 08/29/2015 - 8:00pm




Step back into the ‘70s as acclaimed R&B acts and respective chart-toppers Betty Wright and The Whispers celebrate more than 50 years of music on the same stage. Sing along to groovy hits like the classic “And the Beat Goes On,” of The Whispers fame, and Wright’s Grammy-winning “Where Is the Love.” North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 8pm. $115-$79. (843)202-2787, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

 
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100 Days of Summer

100 Days of Summer


Event Date: 05/25/2015 - 10:00am to 09/07/2015 - 12:00am




The fun doesn’t have to end at dusk! Starting on Memorial Day, Blackbeard’s Cove will be open until midnight, marking the beginning of their "100 Days of Summer" event. Midnight Mutiny Passes will be available from 10pm – midnight every night, which entitles pass-holders to unlimited Golf, Climbing Wall, Jump Land, and Go Carts during that time. Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park, 3255 N Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant. Everyday, 10am-12am. (843)971-1223, www.blackbeardscove.net

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Time for Tots: Story Time & Crafts

Time for Tots: Story Time & Crafts


Event Date: 06/17/2015 - 10:00am to 12/16/2015 - 10:00am




Come enjoy some quality time with your little ones at the Interpretive Center in Old Santee Canal Park. Taking place on Wednesdays in June through December, activities will change monthly, ranging from book reading, seasonal arts and crafts, and movie showings, to strolls on the boardwalk in the fresh air— you may even glimpse a summer dragonfly or turtle! Register on the Monday before the program each month to take part in the fun! For children ages three to five. Interpretive Center, 900 Stony Landing Rd., Moncks Corner, SC. Dates vary, 10-11:30am; $5 per child; free for adult. (843)899-5200, www.oldsanteecanalpark.org 

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“Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art”

“Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art”


Event Date: 07/18/2015 - 12:00pm to 08/30/2015 - 5:00pm




Discover 300 years of rice culture with a collection of sweeping Lowcountry landscapes at the City Gallery exhibit, “Remnants of the Rice Culture- Agriculture History as Art.” The exhibit intersects agricultural history and art with photographs by David Shriver Soliday, capturing aerial views of the rice production complex, and the vast span of coastal fields, dikes, and canals constructed throughout the enduring environment. The images infused on aluminum sheet metal offer a compelling look at the genesis and genealogy of this historical rice empire. The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A. Saturday, noon. Free. (843) 958-6484, www.citygalleryatwaterfrontpark.com 

 
 
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“Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley”

“Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley”


Event Date: 08/21/2015 - 11:00am to 10/10/2015 - 11:00am




With an opening reception on August 21 at 6:30 p.m., the Halsey Institute debuts a multifaceted showcase of works by American artist and musician Lonnie Holley. He incorporates natural and man-made objects, each with its own cultural and artistic associations, into narrative sculptures that commemorate places, people, and events. Forty of these are displayed in the exhibit, with the Atlanta native creating additional works on site during his residency. Catch a free gallery talk on Saturday, August 22, and look for more events during Holley’s stay in Charleston, including a September 12 concert at the Music Hall.  Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (843) 953-4422, halsey.cofc.edu

 

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The Producers, A New Mel Brooks Musical

The Producers, A New Mel Brooks Musical


Event Date: 08/28/2015 - 7:30pm to 09/20/2015 - 7:30pm




You’re in for a treat as Charleston Stage presents this show adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks’ 1968 Academy Award-winning film of the same name. It won 12 Tonys—more than any other musical comedy created—with the story of down-and-out Broadway producer Max and accountant Leo, who plot to make a bundle by creating a spectacularly bad musical they’ve titled Springtime for Hitler. See what happens when it unexpectedly becomes a hit. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $67-$52; $67-$50 senior; $67-$27 student/active military. (843) 577-7183, charlestonstage.com

 

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Keb’ Mo’

Keb’ Mo’


Event Date: 08/30/2015 - 8:00pm




Roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ has enjoyed quite the career, creating 12 albums; scoring three Grammys; hearing his songs recorded by the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, and Joe Cocker. Now the Nashville resident is on tour with his latest release, BLUESAmericana, giving locals the chance to luxuriate in poignant new tunes. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Sunday, 8 p.m. $39.50. (843) 853-2252, charlestonmusichall.com

 

 
 




UPCOMING EVENTS

08/04/2015 - 3:00pm

AUGUST 4, 11, & 18
In a city where history and folklore are woven into the cobblestone streets, Historic Charleston Foundation presents a summer series of kid-friendly history lessons and activities. Join the historians and interpretive guides at the Aiken-Rhett House Museum as they explore Gullah culture on August 4 and the kitchens and dining room of the Aiken-Rhett home on August 11. And don’t miss out on the “Real Pirates of Charles Town” tour at the Nathaniel Russell House Museum on August 18. Each afternoon includes a craft project or activity to inspire a generation of budding historians. Locations vary. Tuesday, 3:30-5pm. $8 ages five-10/general public; $5 Friends & Family member. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org

 

08/05/2015 - 10:00am

AUGUST 5 & 6
Authentic African percussive rhythms and lyrical dance come together in demonstrations by WO’SE Charleston, a local performance arts group dedicated to representing African cultural heritage. The finale of the Charleston County Parks’ Summer Entertainment Series, these WO’SE African Dance shows are a perfect opportunity for families to participate in high-energy music, dance, and song performances. Wednesday, James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr., & Thursday, Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston, 10am. $5; $4 Charleston County resident; free for child under two. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

08/05/2015 - 4:00pm

The slip and slide fun continues at Memorial Waterfront Park with another rendition of summertime favorite Splash Days. Giant water inflatables and a 25-foot Tropical Plunge slide make for the coolest way to spend the afternoon. With a kid zone and food and beverages available for purchase, the park is the place to beat the heat during the dog days of summer. Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesday, 4-8pm. Free. (843)884-8517, www.comeonovermp.com

 

08/05/2015 - 5:00pm

Celebrate the two-year anniversary of this intimate, rustic Italian eatery on Upper King Street. If you have denied yourself the pleasure of dining at Indaco, Italian for "indigo," now is a great time to try! The celebration includes a three-course menu for $35, two inspired specialty cocktails, and half-priced wine bottles. The homey dishes are served up by Executive Chef Michael Perez, who worked as a sous chef under acclaimed Food Network chef Scott Conant. Don't miss out on the delicious festivities–Buon appetito! Indaco, 526 King St. Wednesday, 5pm. (843)727-1228, www.indacocharleston.com

08/05/2015 - 7:00pm

Counting Crows returns from sold-out European shows for the American leg of its 2015 worldwide tour, sharing hits such as “Mr. Jones” and “Accidentally in Love,” as well as favorites from their 2014 album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, which boasts familiar poetic lyrics by lead singer Adam Duritz. Catch this American rock band as well as the soulful stylings of special guest Citizen Cope, known for his trademark mix of blues, folk, and rock. Family Circle Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Rd., Daniel Island. Wednesday, 7pm. $62-$24. (843)849-5300, www.familycircletenniscenter.com

 

08/05/2015 - 8:30pm

Grab some blankets, your family and friends, and head out to Freshfields Village for their weekly outdoor cinema series under the stars. Family favorites, from Paddington to Cinderella, play on the big screen every Wednesday, so check the schedule to find out when your beloved flick hits the screen. Freshfields Village, 149 Village Green Ln., Johns Island. Wednesdays, 8:30 -10:30pm. Free. (843)768-6491, www.freshfieldsvillage.com

08/06/2015 - 11:30am

The King Street Marketing Group and Halls Chophouse host local businessman, entrepreneur, and former City of Charleston official John Tecklenburg for their Small Business Lunch series at Halls. During an imaginative three-course meal from executive chef, Matthew Niessner, this former business owner will share why he’s running for mayor this fall and his plans for the future of Charleston. Halls Chophouse, 434 King Street. Thursday, 11:30am. $29. 1-800-838-3006, www.hallschophouse.com

08/07/2015 - 5:00pm

The Charleston Artist Guild announces Debbie K. Grogen as their featured artist for the month of August. Debbie’s exhibit, “Floral Frenzy,” is a collection of her most recent works, inspired by her love of flowers and gardens in the Lowcountry. Her original works of flora using oils, batik, pastel, and watercolor, will be on display all month long, while the opening reception is set to bloom on August 7th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sales from the opening reception support the non-for-profit Guild’s Community Outreach programs. Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, 160 East Bay St. Daily, 11am-6pm. Free. (843)722-2425, www.charlestonartistguild.com 

08/07/2015 - 5:00pm

AUGUST 7-SEPTEMBER 26
Experience illustrations from up-and-coming artists in Ella W. Richardson Fine Art’s first annual Emerging Artists Exhibition. Painter Sung Eun Kim transports viewers to the streets of San Francisco, Jin Hee presents still-life East-meets-West works, and Alex Radin and Lana Svirejeva create worlds of fantasy brimming with mystical creatures on canvas. The opening coincides with the Broad Street First Friday Art Walk on Friday, August 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

08/07/2015 - 5:00pm to 08/28/2015 - 5:00pm

Gaze upon the paintings of Adam Hall or Megan Aline and time seems to stand still. The artist's collaboration, "littleBIG," on display at Robert Lange Studios, captures many moments in time, offering an air of nostalgia for onlookers, perhaps even sparking a childhood memory or pivotal life experience. Lining the walls with raw realism on juxtaposed canvases both big and small, the works of Hall and Aline together create a "visual journal of past years." Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Friday, 5pm. Free. (843) 805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

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