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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


Event Date: 05/02/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




Friday evenings, climb aboard the ship to witness the setting sun as it creates a colorful backdrop for the historic mansions of Charleston's Battery. Upon arriving at Fort Sumter, a National Park Ranger narrates a historical account of the site that you are invited to explore during your one-hour visit. On the return trip, enjoy a cash bar and complimentary Southern hors d'oeuvres. Liberty Square, Concord St. Friday, 5pm. $42; $40 senior; $30 child age four-11. (843)722-2628, www.fortsumtertours.com

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"Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum"

"Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum"


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 9:00am to 01/04/2015 - 5:00pm




Historical banners—ranging from the iconic to the never-before-exhibited—are the stars of this show, which illustrates how flag design has evolved over the years. The collection includes pieces from the early 1800s to the late 20th century. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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“Yaakov Israel: The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”

“Yaakov Israel: The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”


Event Date: 08/22/2014 - 11:00am to 10/06/2014 - 4:00pm




The Halsey Institute’s brand-new exhibit features a 10-year photographic project that artist Yaakov Israel undertook in an effort to reach a deeper understanding of his home country of Israel. Inspired by the Orthodox Jewish belief that the Messiah will arrive on a white donkey, the project includes 42 portraits and landscapes of varying size. Snag a first look during the opening reception on Friday, August 22, and meet the artist—who is exhibiting in the U.S. for the first time—at a gallery talk on Tuesday, September 9. 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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Unknown Picassos: Diurnes

Unknown Picassos: Diurnes


Event Date: 09/18/2014 - 11:00am to 12/06/2014 - 7:00pm




Guest curator Dr. Diane Chalmers Johnson has organized Diurnes — a box decorated with colorful lithographs by Picasso which contains 30 original photograms by photographer André Villers after Picasso had him “play with” paper cutouts Picasso had made for his grandchildren. The result is ghostly images of cut-out cartoon figures set against eerie photographic backdrops. Come view this little-known piece affiliated with one of the world’s most famous artists. Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm; Thursday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu.

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Moja Arts Festival

Moja Arts Festival


Event Date: 09/25/2014 - 12:00am to 10/05/2014 - 12:00pm




In its 31st year, this celebration of African-American and Caribbean arts promotes the unity of all people in the community. Festival highlights include visual arts; dance; classical, gospel, and jazz music; storytelling; theater; traditional crafts; and ethnic cooking. Don’t miss the reggae block dance at Brittlebank Park on Friday night. Locations, days, & times vary. $35-$5. (843)724-7305, www.mojafestival.com

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Sea Island Habitat's "Shopped" Competition

Sea Island Habitat's "Shopped" Competition


Event Date: 09/27/2014 - 9:00am to 10/06/2014 - 5:00pm




Charleston's design buffs and DIYers are invited to participate in the inaugural "Shopped" competition which is based loosely on Food Network's Chopped. This home design contest asks participants to create a home or garden showpiece utilizing a "mystery basket" of at least three items and post a picture to the Sea Island Habitat Facebook page by October 24. The winner receives a $300 gift certificate to the Sea Island Habitat ReStore on Johns Island. Registration takes place September 27 through October 6 at the Sea Island Habitat ReStore. Sea Island Habitat ReStore, 3304 Maybank Hwy., Johns Island. Registration: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm. $25. (843)559-4009, www.seaislandhabitat.org 

 

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Restaurant Donations

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Restaurant Donations


Event Date: 10/01/2014 (All day) to 10/31/2014 (All day)




As an effort to increase breast cancer awareness during awareness month, The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course and Tomasso at Turtle Point, along with The Ocean Room, Jasmine Porch, and The Lobby Bar at The Sanctuary, will donate $3 for every salmon entrée sold and $1 for every glass of sparkling rosé or skinny cocktail. Additionally, The Lobby Bar will provide donations for every glass of sparkling julep and skinny margarita. The Atlantic Room, 1002 Ocean Course Dr., John's Island. Days & times vary. Price varies. (843)266-4085, www.kiawahresort.com

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Redux Studio Artist Exhibit

Redux Studio Artist Exhibit


Event Date: 10/01/2014 - 9:00am to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




The artists of Redux Studios bring their talents to the City Gallery of North Charleston for a month-long exhibit. In an effort to make art accessible to more people in the Lowcountry, the show highlights artists such as Camela Guevara, Jane Ann Sweeny, and Alizey Khan to more audiences. The City Gallery of North Charleston, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org
   

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Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch

Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch


Event Date: 10/01/2014 - 9:00am to 10/02/2014 - 6:00pm




Get in the spooky spirit by picking your own pumkin at Boone Hall Plantation. After you’ve found the perfect locally grown gourd, enjoy activities like the Race for the Cure corn maze, a petting zoo, pony rides, a hayride down “Monster Alley,” and much more! Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm. $10-$8; free for child under two. (843)884-4371, www.boonehallpumpkinpatch.com

 
"Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard"

"Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard"


Event Date: 10/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




Be sure to catch a showing of two Massachusetts artists, Elizabeth Leary and Frank Strazzulla, in the exhibit "Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard." Featuring all new paintings by both artists, the show includes Strazzulla's art depicting landscapes and studies of color and light, and Leary's monochromatic palette focusing on still life and architectural renderings. The exhibit opens on October 3 as part of the French Quarter Art Walk. Ann Long Fine Art, 54 Broad St. Friday October 3, 5-8pm. Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)577-0447, www.annlongfineart.com

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Fall Wine Strolls

Fall Wine Strolls


Event Date: 10/01/2014 - 6:00pm




OCTOBER 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
Sip on a variety of red and white wines while strolling through the gardens of Middleton Place. A sampling of Old and New World vinos are offered each week, and a special Masquerade-themed stroll on October 29th makes for a fun end to the season. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Wednesday, 6-8pm. $25; $20 online. (843)556-6020, www.middletonplace.org

 
Fall Tour of Homes

Fall Tour of Homes


Event Date: 10/02/2014 - 6:00pm to 10/26/2014 - 6:00pm




The Preservation Society of Charleston invites guests to visit some of the city’s premier houses during their 38th Fall Tour of Homes. A variety of different properties are featured each day, offering an inside look into local culture, architecture, traditions, and hospitality. Don’t miss the tour iteration based on Sue Monk Kidd novel, The Invention of Wings, inspired by the haunts of real-life local activists, the Grimke sisters Locations, days, & times vary. $50; $45 member. (800)514-3849, www.thefalltours.org

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"Moments on Canvas"

"Moments on Canvas"


Event Date: 10/02/2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm




Respite Care Charleston features paintings by former NFL offensive tackle and native Charlestonian Clay Matthews Sr. in "Moments on Canvas," a benefit for Charleston County's only nonprofit organization serving families affected by dementia. Eight of Matthews' framed paintings will be available for $150 and others will be included in a silent auction. Respite Care Charleston's services are meant to offer guidance and support for individuals and families managing the problems of cognitive disorders from early diagnosis throughout the continuum of care. Champagne and a selection of hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Founders Hall, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Thursday, 6-9pm. $45. (843)647-7405, www.respitecarecharleston.org

 
"Structure" By Jennifer Smith Rogers

"Structure" By Jennifer Smith Rogers


Event Date: 10/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/17/2014 - 8:00pm




Take in the beauty of the city in art by Jennifer Smith Rogers, a local artist known for her portrayal of architecture in her works, whether the roofscapes of Charleston or depictions of its historic landmarks. Enjoy an opening reception on October 3, from 5-8 p.m. Anglin Smith Fine Art, 9 Queen St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-4pm. Free. (843)853-0708, www.anglinsmith.com

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French Quarter Art Walk

French Quarter Art Walk


Event Date: 10/03/2014 - 5:50pm




Arguably the best place for an evening art walk, Charleston’s historic French Quarter, located between South Market and Tradd Sstreets, is home to roughly 30 art galleries within walking distance of one another. Guests can stroll along the cobblestone streets and stop in any gallery for food, wine, and art, or maybe even a chat with one of the featured artists. French Quarter, between S. Market & Tradd sts., meet the group at the waterfront. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)577-7344, www.frenchquarterarts.com

 
"Andante" by Santiago Garcia

"Andante" by Santiago Garcia


Event Date: 10/03/2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm




For the entire month of October, Santiago Garcia of Uruguay is Atelier Gallery’s featured artist. Come see his wildlife paintings that explore the world between figuration and abstraction. Through contextualization of reality, Garcia’s work raises situations within a framework of the everyday world and leaves the content to be interpreted by the observer. This reception is open to the public, and kicks off his month-long exhibit. Atelier Gallery, 153 King St. Friday, 6-8pm. Free. (843)722-5668, www.theateliergalleries.com

 
Taste It

Taste It


Event Date: 10/03/2014 - 7:00pm




You may recognize Nick Swardson from one of his many comedic films, including I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Superbad, or from the hit TV show Reno 911! (he played Terry Bernadino). Swardson, a comedian, actor, and writer, is a triple threat sure to have you laughing hysterically during his Taste It tour. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, 7pm. $40. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 
Isle of Palms Connector Run & Walk

Isle of Palms Connector Run & Walk


Event Date: 10/04/2014 - 8:00am




In its 22nd year, this charity event offers options for all levels. Opt to do a 5K walk or run, or even a 10K run if you’re up for the challenge. Afterward, children can enjoy games and activities while adults grab a brew from the beer garden and listen to live entertainment. All funds raised go to local organizations devoted to the prevention of child abuse. Intersection of J.C. Long Blvd. & Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms. Saturday, 8am. $40. (843)886-8294, www.ioprun.com

 
Hogs for the Cause

Hogs for the Cause


Event Date: 10/04/2014 - 11:00am to 9:00pm




If you love great music and Carolina BBQ then come out for the Charleston debut of Hogs for the Cause. The event features BBQ by multiple vendors, including Food for the Southern Soul and Nick's BBQ, as well as music by the Drive-By Truckers, Soul Rebels Brass Band, and more. Hogs for the Cause provides aid for families with children being treated for pediatric brain cancer, and proceeds from the event will benefit families in the Charleston area. The Grove at Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 11am-9pm. $200-$30; kids 10 & under free. www.hogscharleston.org

 
Charleston Receipts Cooking Class

Charleston Receipts Cooking Class


Event Date: 10/04/2014 - 1:00pm




The Junior League of Charleston, in partnership with Southern Season, cooks its way through two of their renowned cookbooks, Charleston Receipts and Charleston Receipts Repeats in this one-time cooking class. Join Julie Daniels, president of the Junior League, and other members of the organization for a meal featuring their favorite recipes, including corn chowder, Michael’s Marvelous Chicken, and cheese biscuits. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 1pm. $35. (855)716-1240, www.southernseason.com

 
Orlando Jones

Orlando Jones


Event Date: 10/04/2014 - 7:30pm




This College of Charleston alum is finding his way back to the Lowcountry to perform a stand-up comedy show. Jones, who currently stars in FOX's hit series "Sleepy Hollow," has made a career of various roles in film, Broadway, and television. Joining him are comedians Alex Scott and opener of the show Reid Clark, a new talent discovered by Jones himself. Emmett Robinson Theatre, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Phillip St. Saturday, 7:30pm. $30; $25 seniors & CofC students. (843)953-5604, www.theatre.cofc.edu

 
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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


Event Date: 05/02/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




Friday evenings, climb aboard the ship to witness the setting sun as it creates a colorful backdrop for the historic mansions of Charleston's Battery. Upon arriving at Fort Sumter, a National Park Ranger narrates a historical account of the site that you are invited to explore during your one-hour visit. On the return trip, enjoy a cash bar and complimentary Southern hors d'oeuvres. Liberty Square, Concord St. Friday, 5pm. $42; $40 senior; $30 child age four-11. (843)722-2628, www.fortsumtertours.com

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"Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum"

"Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum"


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 9:00am to 01/04/2015 - 5:00pm




Historical banners—ranging from the iconic to the never-before-exhibited—are the stars of this show, which illustrates how flag design has evolved over the years. The collection includes pieces from the early 1800s to the late 20th century. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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“Yaakov Israel: The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”

“Yaakov Israel: The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”


Event Date: 08/22/2014 - 11:00am to 10/06/2014 - 4:00pm




The Halsey Institute’s brand-new exhibit features a 10-year photographic project that artist Yaakov Israel undertook in an effort to reach a deeper understanding of his home country of Israel. Inspired by the Orthodox Jewish belief that the Messiah will arrive on a white donkey, the project includes 42 portraits and landscapes of varying size. Snag a first look during the opening reception on Friday, August 22, and meet the artist—who is exhibiting in the U.S. for the first time—at a gallery talk on Tuesday, September 9. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (843) 953-4422, halsey.cofc.edu

 
 
 
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall


Event Date: 10/09/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/12/2014 - 12:00pm




As part of the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum's commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War, the largest traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall comes to Charleston. The Wall holds the names of each of the 58,272 soldiers who died during the war. Medal of Honor Recipient Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston speaks at the opening ceremony which begins at 7pm on October 9. The Wall is free and open to the public until noon on October 12 and will allow state residents who cannot make it to Washington, D.C. to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 5pm - Sunday, noon. Free. (843)881-5984, www.patriotspoint.org

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Unknown Picassos: Diurnes

Unknown Picassos: Diurnes


Event Date: 09/18/2014 - 11:00am to 12/06/2014 - 7:00pm




Guest curator Dr. Diane Chalmers Johnson has organized Diurnes — a box decorated with colorful lithographs by Picasso which contains 30 original photograms by photographer André Villers after Picasso had him “play with” paper cutouts Picasso had made for his grandchildren. The result is ghostly images of cut-out cartoon figures set against eerie photographic backdrops. Come view this little-known piece affiliated with one of the world’s most famous artists. Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm; Thursday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu.

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Moja Arts Festival

Moja Arts Festival


Event Date: 09/25/2014 - 12:00am to 10/05/2014 - 12:00pm




In its 31st year, this celebration of African-American and Caribbean arts promotes the unity of all people in the community. Festival highlights include visual arts; dance; classical, gospel, and jazz music; storytelling; theater; traditional crafts; and ethnic cooking. Don’t miss the reggae block dance at Brittlebank Park on Friday night. Locations, days, & times vary. $35-$5. (843)724-7305, www.mojafestival.com

 
 
 
 
 
That Big Book Sale

That Big Book Sale


Event Date: 10/10/2014 - 10:00am to 10/12/2014 - 5:00pm




Support the Charleston County Public Library’s mission of connecting the community to information, fostering lifelong learning, and enriching lives by attending its biggest annual fund-raising event. Here, you can stock up on bargain-priced used books, DVDs, and CDs from a selection of some 60,000 items donated by the community. Sunday is half-price day! Omar Shrine Auditorium, 176 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday,10am-3pm. Free. (843)805-6882, www.charlestonlibraryfriends.org

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Sea Island Habitat's "Shopped" Competition

Sea Island Habitat's "Shopped" Competition


Event Date: 09/27/2014 - 9:00am to 10/06/2014 - 5:00pm




Charleston's design buffs and DIYers are invited to participate in the inaugural "Shopped" competition which is based loosely on Food Network's Chopped. This home design contest asks participants to create a home or garden showpiece utilizing a "mystery basket" of at least three items and post a picture to the Sea Island Habitat Facebook page by October 24. The winner receives a $300 gift certificate to the Sea Island Habitat ReStore on Johns Island. Registration takes place September 27 through October 6 at the Sea Island Habitat ReStore. Sea Island Habitat ReStore, 3304 Maybank Hwy., Johns Island. Registration: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm. $25. (843)559-4009, www.seaislandhabitat.org 

 

 

 
 
 
 
"It's All in the Wander"

"It's All in the Wander"


Event Date: 10/10/2014 - 11:00am to 10/31/2014 - 6:00pm




For his first solo exhibit, Brian Coleman of Charlotte, North Carolina, mixed media contemporary abstractionist, is inspired by reflections on his past balanced with dreams for the future. He uses his art as an exploration, with latex house paint, acrylics,
oil crayon, spray paint, and pencil, on spackle, paper, and canvas. Stop in for an opening reception on October 10 from 5-8 p.m. The George Gallery, 50 Bogard St. Tuesday-Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Restaurant Donations

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Restaurant Donations


Event Date: 10/01/2014 (All day) to 10/31/2014 (All day)




As an effort to increase breast cancer awareness during awareness month, The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course and Tomasso at Turtle Point, along with The Ocean Room, Jasmine Porch, and The Lobby Bar at The Sanctuary, will donate $3 for every salmon entrée sold and $1 for every glass of sparkling rosé or skinny cocktail. Additionally, The Lobby Bar will provide donations for every glass of sparkling julep and skinny margarita. The Atlantic Room, 1002 Ocean Course Dr., John's Island. Days & times vary. Price varies. (843)266-4085, www.kiawahresort.com

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Redux Studio Artist Exhibit

Redux Studio Artist Exhibit


Event Date: 10/01/2014 - 9:00am to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




The artists of Redux Studios bring their talents to the City Gallery of North Charleston for a month-long exhibit. In an effort to make art accessible to more people in the Lowcountry, the show highlights artists such as Camela Guevara, Jane Ann Sweeny, and Alizey Khan to more audiences. The City Gallery of North Charleston, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org
   

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Fall Tour of Homes

Fall Tour of Homes


Event Date: 10/02/2014 - 6:00pm to 10/26/2014 - 6:00pm




The Preservation Society of Charleston invites guests to visit some of the city’s premier houses during their 38th Fall Tour of Homes. A variety of different properties are featured each day, offering an inside look into local culture, architecture, traditions, and hospitality. Don’t miss the tour iteration based on Sue Monk Kidd novel, The Invention of Wings, inspired by the haunts of real-life local activists, the Grimke sisters Locations, days, & times vary. $50; $45 member. (800)514-3849, www.thefalltours.org

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"Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard"

"Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard"


Event Date: 10/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




Be sure to catch a showing of two Massachusetts artists, Elizabeth Leary and Frank Strazzulla, in the exhibit "Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard." Featuring all new paintings by both artists, the show includes Strazzulla's art depicting landscapes and studies of color and light, and Leary's monochromatic palette focusing on still life and architectural renderings. The exhibit opens on October 3 as part of the French Quarter Art Walk. Ann Long Fine Art, 54 Broad St. Friday October 3, 5-8pm. Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)577-0447, www.annlongfineart.com

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"Structure" By Jennifer Smith Rogers

"Structure" By Jennifer Smith Rogers


Event Date: 10/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/17/2014 - 8:00pm




Take in the beauty of the city in art by Jennifer Smith Rogers, a local artist known for her portrayal of architecture in her works, whether the roofscapes of Charleston or depictions of its historic landmarks. Enjoy an opening reception on October 3, from 5-8 p.m. Anglin Smith Fine Art, 9 Queen St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-4pm. Free. (843)853-0708, www.anglinsmith.com

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Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze

Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze


Event Date: 10/05/2014 - 10:00am to 10/26/2014 - 10:00am




Bring the whole family to enjoy some of the autumn activities at Legare Farms. Pick out a pumpkin and explore the gem mine and maze, make your own scarecrow, ride horses, or feed fish and turtles. Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Rd., John’s Island. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $1 admission; activity prices vary. (843)559-0788, www.legarefarms.com

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Latin American Festival

Latin American Festival


Event Date: 10/05/2014 - 12:00pm




Experience Latin American culture in the Lowcountry at this family-friendly celebration offering live salsa and Merengue music. Dance, listen to tunes, taste the authentic cuisines, create traditional crafts, and purchase novelty souvenirs. North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. Sunday, noon-6pm. $10; $5 student/military; free for child under 12/Gold Pass member. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
England in 1819

England in 1819


Event Date: 10/05/2014 - 9:00pm




Brothers Andrew and Dan Callaway bring their electro-ambient tunes on tour to Charleston to promote their upcoming album Summer Lightning EP. England in 1819 are rising players in the indie scene and have drawn favorable reviews from publications like Paste, The Blue Indian, and Pop Matters. Openers for the duo's show include She Returns from War and Lockout/Tagout. Royal American, 970 Morrison Dr. Sunday, 9pm. $5. (843)817-6925, www.theroyalamerican.com

 
Drawing the Human Form

Drawing the Human Form


Event Date: 10/06/2014 - 5:30pm




OCTOBER 6, 13, 20, & 27
Even though the Gibbes Museum of Art has closed its doors for renovations, it is still active in the community. Take this class—especially if you are a beginner—to learn the basics of drawing the human form under the tutelage of artist Stephen Herchak. Each session aims to give participants confidence in depicting people, with emphasis on sketching the head and neck. Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St. Monday, 5:30-7:30pm. $170; $135 Gibbes Museum member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
Citizen Cope

Citizen Cope


Event Date: 10/06/2014 - 8:00pm




Listen to the eclectic melodies of this vocalist as he takes the stage with a full band for an evening of entertainment. Influenced by folk tales and hip-hop, Citizen Cope also pulls from his own poetic background, producing a sound for a diverse audience. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Monday, 8pm. $150-$31. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com

 
Art of Healing: Dancing Through Life as Art

Art of Healing: Dancing Through Life as Art


Event Date: 10/07/2014 - 5:30pm




Feel alive in your body and learn how to turn everyday movements into a dance. This Gibbes Museum of Art class on Nia, a sensory-based movement practice, is led by teacher Stephaney Robinson-Abilon of the Sophia Institute, a local organization that fosters creative wisdom through spiritual retreats and lectures. Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St. Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. $45; $35 Gibbes Museum members. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
 
A Day to Remember

A Day to Remember


Event Date: 10/09/2014 - 5:30pm




Currently on their Parks & Devastation U.S. tour, this Florida rock band fuses metalcore and pop-punk to create their signature sound. The group will play songs from their five albums, including Homesick, which ranked 21st in Rolling Stone’s monthly ”Top 40 Albums.” North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday, 5:30pm. $40-$35. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 
Migration to Memminger

Migration to Memminger


Event Date: 10/09/2014 - 6:30pm




Gather for an evening of entertainment to benefit the Avian Conservation Center and the Center for Birds of Prey. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while bidding on unique items and experiences during the silent and live auction. Guests also have a chance for a personal picture with birds. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm. $125. (843)971-7474. www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.com

 
Live Painting with E.B. Lewis

Live Painting with E.B. Lewis


Event Date: 10/10/2014 - 12:00pm to 10/11/2014 - 6:00pm




Though well-known for his watercolor works and illustrations in children’s books such as The Other Side and Down the Road, E.B. Lewis has begun to focus on oil-painting. Attend his live painting session at the Wells Gallery, where guests are invited to watch him—and even chat with him—while he works. Wells Gallery at The Sanctuary, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Friday & Saturday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)576-1290, www.wellsgallery.com

 
Cosby Sweater + The Fritz

Cosby Sweater + The Fritz


Event Date: 10/10/2014 - 7:30pm




Upcoming band Cosby Sweater is coming to Charleston off a breakout summer tour. Joined by Andy Farag of Umphreys McGee, this versatile electronic music trio will take the Charleston Pour House stage for a night of remixes, mash-ups and “genre-bending sound”. Following Cosby Sweater is co-billers The Fritz, a rocking jam-band from Asheville, North Carolina. Performers at heart, expect a show that feeds off the energy of the crowd. Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Friday, 8pm. $12 DOE; $10 advance. (843)571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 
The Great American Songbook

The Great American Songbook


Event Date: 10/11/2014 - 2:00pm to 10/12/2014 - 3:00pm




Broadway performers Brad and Jennifer Moranz celebrate the greatest hits from Broadway and Hollywood musicals from the 1920s to the 1960s. This original production presents six singers from both Charleston and New York performing 40 classic songs by well-known composers and singers like George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Frank Sinatra, Louie Armstrong, and Billie Holiday. Charleston Music Hall hosts the show for three performances. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 2 pm & 7pm; Sunday, 3pm. $34 adult; $31 senior & military; $19 student; $16 child under 13. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

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Southern Ground Music & Food Festival

Southern Ground Music & Food Festival


Event Date: 10/11/2014 - 8:00pm to 10/12/2014 - 8:00pm




Attend this event started by the Zac Brown Band four years ago out of their love for Charleston. Look for musicians such as Blues Traveler and Ashley Monroe on two stages during the two-day festival, and munch on dishes from chef Rusty Hamlin, who tours with the band and hosts Eat & Greets, where fans can meet ZBB members. Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Dr. Saturday & Sunday, times vary. $107 phase 2 one-day ticket; $97 phase 1 one-day ticket; $150 VIP. (843)971-4625, www.southerngroundfest.com

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Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5k

Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5k


Event Date: 10/11/2014 - 8:30am




Lace up your running shoes and take your mark. It’s time for the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. The trail is set in a picturesque landscape with fall foliage, moss-draped oaks, and native wildlife, so runners can get back to nature as they make their way to the finish line. A post-race party offers food, beverages, and live music. Everybody wins! Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, 2662 Mullet Hall Rd., Johns Island. Saturday, 8:30am. $48 half marathon registration; $34 5K registration. (843)768-5867, www.charlestoncountryparks.com

 
Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon & 5k

Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon & 5k


Event Date: 10/11/2014 - 8:30am




Enjoy the lush scenery of Charleston in the fall. Run through the trails of the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center during this 5K or half marathon adventure. Registration includes a post-race meal, cold beverages from Palmetto Brewing Company, and live music. Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, 2662 Mullet Hall Rd., John’s Island. Saturday, 8:30am-1pm. $48-$28. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Tri-County Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Tri-County Walk a Mile in Her Shoes


Event Date: 10/11/2014 - 9:30am




Gentlemen, grab a pair of high heels. My Sister's House, a nonprofit organization that works to empower victims of domestic violence, hosts the Tri-county Walk A Mile in Her Shoes. The event is a chance for male volunteers to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault by donning a pair of high heels and marching against gender violence. Park Circle Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston. Saturday, 10:30am; 9:30 registration. $25. (843)747-4069, www.mshwam2014.eventbrite.com

 
Photography Sampler

Photography Sampler


Event Date: 10/11/2014 - 10:00am




Want to learn to make the most of your digital camera and capture your city in the process? Join in on his event with Joyce Weir, a photographer and licensed tour guide. Meet in front of the Gibbes Museum of Art and bring your own digital camera. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Saturday, 10am-1pm. $65; $55 Gibbes Museum member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
Birthday Cake Competition Judging

Birthday Cake Competition Judging


Event Date: 10/11/2014 - 12:00pm




For Southern Season's one-year anniversary, why not give them a cake? Submit your favorite cake recipe online before October 6 and a panel of judges will narrow the selection down to five finalists. Join Southern Season and a panel of local food experts on the day of the final competition. The winner will receive a $150 gift basket of Southern Season's favorites. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, noon. Free. (855)716-1240, www.southernseason.com

 
Citadel Bulldogs Football Game

Citadel Bulldogs Football Game


Event Date: 10/11/2014 - 2:00pm




What is fall without some tailgating and college football? Come support new head coach Mike Houston and cheer on Charleston’s own Citadel Bulldogs as they take on University of North Carolina’s Charlotte 49ers in a home game. Johnson Hagood Stadium, 68 Hagood Ave. Saturday, 2pm. $38-$5. (843)225-3294, www.citadelsports.com

 
Fall Football Beach Game Days

Fall Football Beach Game Days


Event Date: 10/11/2014 - 5:00pm




Watch your favorite fall football games in the relaxing atmosphere of the beach. Enjoy the Wild Dunes Resort’s large outdoor screen, hang by the fire pit and play a number of southern favorite lawn games like corn hole, ladder golf and Ping-Pong. Tailgating food and beverage packages with unlimited wine and beer offerings are available. Wild Dunes Resort, Sundial Cir., Isle of Palms. Saturday, Times vary. $TBD. (843)886-6000, www.wilddunes.com

 
Afternoon Oyster Roast at Southerly Restaurant & Patio

Afternoon Oyster Roast at Southerly Restaurant & Patio


Event Date: 10/11/2014 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm




Southern Season ends the month-long celebration of its one-year anniversary with a good old-fashioned Lowcountry oyster roast. Enjoy steamed oysters, saltines, pickled vegetables, and more. Southerly Restaurant & Patio at Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 5-10pm. $29. (843)416-3965, www.southernseason.com

 
Fall Football Beach Game Days

Fall Football Beach Game Days


Event Date: 10/11/2014 - 7:00pm




Watch your favorite fall football games in the relaxing atmosphere of the beach. Enjoy the Wild Dunes Resort’s large outdoor screen, hang by the fire pit and play a number of southern favorite lawn games like corn hole, ladder golf and Ping-Pong. Tailgating food and beverage packages with unlimited wine and beer offerings are available. Wild Dunes Resort, Sundial Cir., Isle of Palms. Saturday, Times vary. Call for price. (843)886-6000, www.wilddunes.com

 
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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


Event Date: 05/02/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




Friday evenings, climb aboard the ship to witness the setting sun as it creates a colorful backdrop for the historic mansions of Charleston's Battery. Upon arriving at Fort Sumter, a National Park Ranger narrates a historical account of the site that you are invited to explore during your one-hour visit. On the return trip, enjoy a cash bar and complimentary Southern hors d'oeuvres. Liberty Square, Concord St. Friday, 5pm. $42; $40 senior; $30 child age four-11. (843)722-2628, www.fortsumtertours.com

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"Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum"

"Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum"


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 9:00am to 01/04/2015 - 5:00pm




Historical banners—ranging from the iconic to the never-before-exhibited—are the stars of this show, which illustrates how flag design has evolved over the years. The collection includes pieces from the early 1800s to the late 20th century. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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Unknown Picassos: Diurnes

Unknown Picassos: Diurnes


Event Date: 09/18/2014 - 11:00am to 12/06/2014 - 7:00pm




Guest curator Dr. Diane Chalmers Johnson has organized Diurnes — a box decorated with colorful lithographs by Picasso which contains 30 original photograms by photographer André Villers after Picasso had him “play with” paper cutouts Picasso had made for his grandchildren. The result is ghostly images of cut-out cartoon figures set against eerie photographic backdrops. Come view this little-known piece affiliated with one of the world’s most famous artists. Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm; Thursday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Restaurant Donations

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Restaurant Donations


Event Date: 10/01/2014 (All day) to 10/31/2014 (All day)




As an effort to increase breast cancer awareness during awareness month, The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course and Tomasso at Turtle Point, along with The Ocean Room, Jasmine Porch, and The Lobby Bar at The Sanctuary, will donate $3 for every salmon entrée sold and $1 for every glass of sparkling rosé or skinny cocktail. Additionally, The Lobby Bar will provide donations for every glass of sparkling julep and skinny margarita. The Atlantic Room, 1002 Ocean Course Dr., John's Island. Days & times vary. Price varies. (843)266-4085, www.kiawahresort.com

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Redux Studio Artist Exhibit

Redux Studio Artist Exhibit


Event Date: 10/01/2014 - 9:00am to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




The artists of Redux Studios bring their talents to the City Gallery of North Charleston for a month-long exhibit. In an effort to make art accessible to more people in the Lowcountry, the show highlights artists such as Camela Guevara, Jane Ann Sweeny, and Alizey Khan to more audiences. The City Gallery of North Charleston, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org
   

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Fall Tour of Homes

Fall Tour of Homes


Event Date: 10/02/2014 - 6:00pm to 10/26/2014 - 6:00pm




The Preservation Society of Charleston invites guests to visit some of the city’s premier houses during their 38th Fall Tour of Homes. A variety of different properties are featured each day, offering an inside look into local culture, architecture, traditions, and hospitality. Don’t miss the tour iteration based on Sue Monk Kidd novel, The Invention of Wings, inspired by the haunts of real-life local activists, the Grimke sisters Locations, days, & times vary. $50; $45 member. (800)514-3849, www.thefalltours.org

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"Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard"

"Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard"


Event Date: 10/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




Be sure to catch a showing of two Massachusetts artists, Elizabeth Leary and Frank Strazzulla, in the exhibit "Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard." Featuring all new paintings by both artists, the show includes Strazzulla's art depicting landscapes and studies of color and light, and Leary's monochromatic palette focusing on still life and architectural renderings. The exhibit opens on October 3 as part of the French Quarter Art Walk. Ann Long Fine Art, 54 Broad St. Friday October 3, 5-8pm. Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)577-0447, www.annlongfineart.com

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"Structure" By Jennifer Smith Rogers

"Structure" By Jennifer Smith Rogers


Event Date: 10/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/17/2014 - 8:00pm




Take in the beauty of the city in art by Jennifer Smith Rogers, a local artist known for her portrayal of architecture in her works, whether the roofscapes of Charleston or depictions of its historic landmarks. Enjoy an opening reception on October 3, from 5-8 p.m. Anglin Smith Fine Art, 9 Queen St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-4pm. Free. (843)853-0708, www.anglinsmith.com

 
Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show


Event Date: 10/18/2014 - 10:00am to 10/19/2014 - 10:00am




Ready, set, row! Celebrate the 25th annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show benefitting the South Carolina Maritime Museum. Featuring one of the country’s best wooden boat exhibits with more than 140 vessels on display, a boat-building competition, children’s model boat-building, knot tying, maritime arts and crafts, food, and music, it’s
a fun event for spectators and boat enthusiasts alike. Front St., Georgetown. Saturday & Sunday, times vary. Free. (843)520-0111, www.woodenboatshow.com

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Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze

Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze


Event Date: 10/05/2014 - 10:00am to 10/26/2014 - 10:00am




Bring the whole family to enjoy some of the autumn activities at Legare Farms. Pick out a pumpkin and explore the gem mine and maze, make your own scarecrow, ride horses, or feed fish and turtles. Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Rd., John’s Island. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $1 admission; activity prices vary. (843)559-0788, www.legarefarms.com

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The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall


Event Date: 10/09/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/12/2014 - 12:00pm




As part of the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum's commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War, the largest traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall comes to Charleston. The Wall holds the names of each of the 58,272 soldiers who died during the war. Medal of Honor Recipient Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston speaks at the opening ceremony which begins at 7pm on October 9. The Wall is free and open to the public until noon on October 12 and will allow state residents who cannot make it to Washington, D.C. to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 5pm - Sunday, noon. Free. (843)881-5984, www.patriotspoint.org

 
 
 
 
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella


Event Date: 10/16/2014 - 7:00pm to 10/25/2014 - 7:01pm




Famously presented on television in 1957, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s rendition of Cinderella has been remade several times since its premiere. This fall, watch the Crabpot Players bring the timeless fairy tale to life on stage as Cinderella meets Prince Charming and lives happily ever after, escaping her wicked stepmother and stepsisters with the help of a fairy godmother. Crabpot Players, 1137 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday-Saturday, 7pm. $26; $23 senior; $21 student. (888)303-0763, www.crabpotplayers.com

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That Big Book Sale

That Big Book Sale


Event Date: 10/10/2014 - 10:00am to 10/12/2014 - 5:00pm




Support the Charleston County Public Library’s mission of connecting the community to information, fostering lifelong learning, and enriching lives by attending its biggest annual fund-raising event. Here, you can stock up on bargain-priced used books, DVDs, and CDs from a selection of some 60,000 items donated by the community. Sunday is half-price day! Omar Shrine Auditorium, 176 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday,10am-3pm. Free. (843)805-6882, www.charlestonlibraryfriends.org

 
 
 
 
 
Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein


Event Date: 10/17/2014 - 7:30pm to 11/02/2014 - 3:00pm




Based on the Mel Brooks classic, this re-imagined production follows young Dr. Frankenstein as he tries to finish his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life with help from his sidekick Igor, lab assistant Inga, and fiancé Elizabeth. See Charleston Stage perform the scary-yet-comical situations the young doctor finds himself in. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $58-$39; $56-$37 senior/student; $46-$23 military. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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"It's All in the Wander"

"It's All in the Wander"


Event Date: 10/10/2014 - 11:00am to 10/31/2014 - 6:00pm




For his first solo exhibit, Brian Coleman of Charlotte, North Carolina, mixed media contemporary abstractionist, is inspired by reflections on his past balanced with dreams for the future. He uses his art as an exploration, with latex house paint, acrylics,
oil crayon, spray paint, and pencil, on spackle, paper, and canvas. Stop in for an opening reception on October 10 from 5-8 p.m. The George Gallery, 50 Bogard St. Tuesday-Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

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The Great American Songbook

The Great American Songbook


Event Date: 10/11/2014 - 2:00pm to 10/12/2014 - 3:00pm




Broadway performers Brad and Jennifer Moranz celebrate the greatest hits from Broadway and Hollywood musicals from the 1920s to the 1960s. This original production presents six singers from both Charleston and New York performing 40 classic songs by well-known composers and singers like George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Frank Sinatra, Louie Armstrong, and Billie Holiday. Charleston Music Hall hosts the show for three performances. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 2 pm & 7pm; Sunday, 3pm. $34 adult; $31 senior & military; $19 student; $16 child under 13. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
 
Red-y to Wear Affair

Red-y to Wear Affair


Event Date: 10/14/2014 - 6:00pm




Before letting anarchy reign at the Red Party, join the American College of the Building Arts for the REDy to Wear Affair. The pre-party is the place for revelers to finish up their outfits while enjoying cocktails. Bid on celebrity- and artist-made masquerade masks as well as hand fans designed by local artists Sally King Benedict and Reynier Llanes. Proceeds support the American College of the Building Arts. The Victor Social Club, 39 John St. Tuesday, 6-9pm. $10. (843)577-5245, www.buildingartscollege.us

 
Château Musar Wine Dinner

Château Musar Wine Dinner


Event Date: 10/14/2014 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm




Serge Hochar, an internationally acclaimed winemaker, features five selections of his family's unique Château Musar wines at a special dinner at the Ocean Room. Throughout the dinner, Mr. Hochar discusses winemaking techniques in detail, as well as the land and the history behind each wine. Wines featured include a 2012 Château Musar Rosé, three Château Musar Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignon and Cinsaults (1994, 1998, and 2005), and a 2004 Château Musar Obaideh (White). The Ocean Room, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Tuesday, 6:30-10pm. $195. (843)768-6253,www.kiawahresort.com

 
Cru Night

Cru Night


Event Date: 10/15/2014 - 5:00pm




For one night, the famous Montiano vineyard presents Cru Night, a night on which 50 restaurants around the country present diners with the rare opportunity to enjoy a glass of Falesco Montiano Merlot served from a 3L. Join diners at fine Italian restaurant Indaco for this special treat as a representative from the winery walks around the restaurant offering glasses to diners. It's a celebration of this rare and famous wine that you don't want to miss. Indaco, 526 King St. Wednesday, 5-10pm. Costs vary. (843)727-1228, www.indacocharleston.com

 
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band


Event Date: 10/15/2014 - 7:30pm




The acclaimed former Beatle, Grammy Award-winner, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee performs alongside fellow artists Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Todd Rundgren, Warren Ham, and Gregg Bissonette for this memorable evening of tunes. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Wednesday, 7:30pm. $250-$59. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 
Hearts for Hospitality Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction

Hearts for Hospitality Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction


Event Date: 10/16/2014 - 6:00pm




This bachelor/bachelorette auction, presented by the Palmetto Palace, affords attendees the opportunity to buy a date and contribute to the Palace's mission to provide short-term emergency assistance for caregivers of hospitalized critical care patients. The Palmetto Palace, a nonprofit organization, is the only organization in South Carolina that provides services to families who do not meet the guidelines of the designated hospitality houses. Every ticket includes food and drink. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 6pm. $60 VIP; $45. (843)532-3169, www.thepalmettopalace.com

 
Speaker Series: Peter Krauss Collection and Selling Books

Speaker Series: Peter Krauss Collection and Selling Books


Event Date: 10/16/2014 - 6:00pm




Peter Krauss knows the books. He’s been in the book business for over 50 years, getting his start working for an uncle who had things like an Audubon folio and a Guttenberg Bible in his stock. This October, Krauss will take a trip from his New York store, Ursus Books and Prints, to Charleston where he will share his thoughts on the changes in the book industry over the last half century. Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street. Thursday, 6pm. Free. (843) 723-9912, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org

 
Bus Shed Bash

Bus Shed Bash


Event Date: 10/16/2014 - 7:00pm




Come down to The Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed and rock out to music from live dance band Ntranze. Feast on oysters, barbecue, and hot dogs, and sip on beer and wine. All proceeds go to the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s center, which provides critical services for abused children and their families. Charleston Visitors Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St. Thursday, 7-10pm. $40; $30 advance. (843)724-7174, www.dnlcc.org

 
A Global Affair

A Global Affair


Event Date: 10/16/2014 - 7:00pm




For their 2014 "A Global Affair" event, Possibilities Without Borders is joining the College of Charleston to host “An Evening in Monaco.” The event will include casino games, food, an open bar, and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Possibilities Without Borders, a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of people all over the world by providing educational experiences for students, faculty, and participating community members. Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 7pm-10pm. $70 single ticket. (843) 849-2053, www.possibilitieswithoutborders.org

 
Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein


Event Date: 10/17/2014 - 7:30pm to 11/02/2014 - 3:00pm




Based on the Mel Brooks classic, this re-imagined production follows young Dr. Frankenstein as he tries to finish his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a new corpse to life. Joined by his sidekick Igor, lab assistant Inga, and financé Elizabeth, come see the scary yet comical situations young Frankenstein finds himself in. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Days & times vary. $58-$23. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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Southern Ground Music & Food Festival

Southern Ground Music & Food Festival


Event Date: 10/11/2014 - 8:00pm to 10/12/2014 - 8:00pm




Attend this event started by the Zac Brown Band four years ago out of their love for Charleston. Look for musicians such as Blues Traveler and Ashley Monroe on two stages during the two-day festival, and munch on dishes from chef Rusty Hamlin, who tours with the band and hosts Eat & Greets, where fans can meet ZBB members. Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Dr. Saturday & Sunday, times vary. $107 phase 2 one-day ticket; $97 phase 1 one-day ticket; $150 VIP. (843)971-4625, www.southerngroundfest.com

 
The Jenkins' Orphanage Band's Influence on American Jazz

The Jenkins' Orphanage Band's Influence on American Jazz


Event Date: 10/17/2014 - 6:00pm




Do you love jazz? The early twentieth century saw the rise of jazz musicians who got their starts in the Jenkins Orphanage band. The Charleston Library Society is presenting a program about the significance of this band on American jazz and will feature Saturday Night Live band member Tuffus Zimbabwe, the great-grandson of Reverend Jenkins. Join them for jazz and history. Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street. Friday, 7pm. Free. (843) 723-9912, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org

 
Guest Artist Series

Guest Artist Series


Event Date: 10/17/2014 - 6:00pm




Charleston Academy Music will feature its distinguished faculty members in a program of solos, duos and trios for piano, violin, cello, flute, guitar and voice. Join artists like Irina Pevzner, Katherine Clarkson, and Meghan Henson for an evening of classical music. Middleton-Motte-Pinckney House, 14 George St. Friday, 6pm. Free. (843)805-7794, www.charlestonmusic.org

 
The Harbour Club Charity Classic

The Harbour Club Charity Classic


Event Date: 10/17/2014 - 7:00pm




Experience a night full of "Glitz, Glamour, and Gatsby" at The Harbour Club’s 20th Charity Classic. Hors d’oeuvres, a full bar, and card games make for a memorable evening, with a silent and live auction benefiting local nonprofit Camp Rise Above, as well as national organizations Augie’s Quest and the Employee Partners Care Foundation. The Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau St. Friday, 7pm. $75. (843)723-9680. www.clubcorp.com

 
The Harbour Club Charity Classic

The Harbour Club Charity Classic


Event Date: 10/17/2014 - 7:00pm




To benefit Camp Rise Above, a children’s camp and non-profit that provides life changing experiences for kids with illnesses, disabilities, and everyday challenges, The Harbour Club presents the 20th annual Charity Classic. This year’s theme is Glitz, Glamour and Gatsby. Hors d’oeuvres, a full bar, card games and a silent/live auction are provided during the evening. The Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau Street. Friday, 7pm. $65 in advance, $75 in October. (843) 723-9680, www.clubcorp.com

 
Jumaadi: Forgive Me Not To Miss You Not

Jumaadi: Forgive Me Not To Miss You Not


Event Date: 10/18/2014 - 11:00am to 12/06/2014 - 7:00pm




The Halsey Institute hosts Jumaadi for a two-month International Artist-in-Residence and hosts his exhibition, "Forgive Me Not To Miss You Not," which features art spanning multiple medias: painting, drawing, installations, and more. During his time in Charleston, Jumaadi is working with students from Academic Magnet High School on shadow-puppet theater that is to be presented at their school. The Sydney-educated artist has had residencies and completed projects all over the world. An artist lecture at 5:30pm on October, 17 precedes an opening reception for the exhibit at 6:30pm. Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm; Thursday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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Lowcountry Wine & Beer Festival & Silent Auction

Lowcountry Wine & Beer Festival & Silent Auction


Event Date: 10/12/2014 - 3:00pm




Sample Lowcountry cuisine and decadent desserts washed down with wine and craft beer at this annual event to benefit the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, a volunteer-based nonprofit that provides free health care services to eligible individuals in the area. While munching on the delicious fare, check out the silent auction items and enjoy soulful sounds from Ann Caldwell. Freshfields Village Green, 149 Village Green Ln., John’s Island. Sunday, 3-6pm. $40; $35 advance. (843)768-6491, www.freshfieldsvillage.com

 
Belk Preview Party Benefits Lowcountry AIDS Services

Belk Preview Party Benefits Lowcountry AIDS Services


Event Date: 10/12/2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm




Belk celebrates recent renovations with a preview party featuring high-end designers, an upgraded cosmetics bar, and an expanded housewares selection. A donation at the door allows attendees access to special savings in the store as well as a unique raffle table that will benefit Lowcountry AIDS Services. Drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and sweets are available. Belk, 1218 Belk Dr., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 5-8pm. $20. (843)216-9900, www.belk.com

 
No Kid Hungry Charleston

No Kid Hungry Charleston


Event Date: 10/12/2014 - 6:00pm




Join national organization Share Our Strength in the “No Kid Hungry” campaign as they attempt to put an end to childhood hunger in our country. Don’t miss out on the multi-course dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs such as Anne Quatrano and Jeremiah Bacon of the Macintosh and Oak Steakhouse. L’Atelier de le Creuset, 116 Ripley Point Dr. Sunday, 6-10pm. $200. (202)594-3595. www.nokidhungry.org

 
Fashion 360 Conference

Fashion 360 Conference


Event Date: 10/18/2014 - 9:00am




Fashion industry leaders and influencers collide with interactive experiences to challenge business owners to increase their performance. The conference will feature fashion design, PR and branding, beauty, fashion technology, blogging and style panels that will cover trends and the future of fashion. The Art Institute of Charleston, 24 North Market St. Saturday, 9am. $54 general registration; $33 student registration; free for Art Institute students. (843)727-3500, www.artinstitutes.edu/Charleston

 
Dogtoberfest Pet Expo

Dogtoberfest Pet Expo


Event Date: 10/18/2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm




Enjoy a Lowcountry fall day with your best furry friend, all while supporting local animal rescue groups. Enter your dressed-to-impress four-legged friend in the dog costume contest, or cruise the pet supply vendors and get tips from animal training experts. If you don't already have a pet, plan to attend an animal meet-and-greet, and adopt a friend for life. Enjoy live music throughout the event as well as wine, craft beer, and local food items available for purchase. Please bring pets on non-retractable leashes. Freshfields Village, 149 Village Green Ln., Kiawah Island. Saturday 1-5pm. Free. (843)768-3875, www.freshfieldsvillage.com

 
Horrorstör Release Party

Horrorstör Release Party


Event Date: 10/18/2014 - 5:00pm




Come celebrate the release of Mount Pleasant-native Grady Hendrix's novel Horrorstör at Blue Bicycle Books. Horrorstör, a novel with the template of a retail catalog, is a classic haunted house story in a present-day setting— a Swedish furniture superstore in Columbus, Ohio. Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St. Saturday, 5-7pm. Free. (843)722-2666, www.bluebicyclebooks.com

 
Fall Football Beach Game Days

Fall Football Beach Game Days


Event Date: 10/18/2014 - 5:00pm




Watch your favorite fall football games in the relaxing atmosphere of the beach. Enjoy the Wild Dunes Resort’s large outdoor screen, hang by the fire pit and play a number of southern favorite lawn games like corn hole, ladder golf and Ping-Pong. Tailgating food and beverage packages with unlimited wine and beer offerings are available. Wild Dunes Resort, Sundial Cir., Isle of Palms. Saturday, Times vary. $TBD. (843)886-6000, www.wilddunes.com

 
Girls Rock Charleston Showcase

Girls Rock Charleston Showcase


Event Date: 10/18/2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm




Girls Rock Charleston, a local non-profit that strives to empower girls and transgender youth through music, features eight bands made up of volunteers and supporters. Skilled musicians mentored newbies in the fine art of song-writing and musical production to come up with an exciting line-up of original works, appropriate for all ages. The evening will also feature a silent auction and beer from Holy City Brewing, with all proceeds benefiting Girls Rock Charleston. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Saturday, 7-10pm. $15-$5. (843)637-1707, www.girlsrockcharleston.org

 
Fall Football Beach Game Days

Fall Football Beach Game Days


Event Date: 10/18/2014 - 7:00pm




Watch your favorite fall football games in the relaxing atmosphere of the beach. Enjoy the Wild Dunes Resort’s large outdoor screen, hang by the fire pit and play a number of southern favorite lawn games like corn hole, ladder golf and Ping-Pong. Tailgating food and beverage packages with unlimited wine and beer offerings are available. Wild Dunes Resort, Sundial Cir., Isle of Palms. Saturday, Times vary. Call for price. (843)886-6000, www.wilddunes.com

 
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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


Event Date: 05/02/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




Friday evenings, climb aboard the ship to witness the setting sun as it creates a colorful backdrop for the historic mansions of Charleston's Battery. Upon arriving at Fort Sumter, a National Park Ranger narrates a historical account of the site that you are invited to explore during your one-hour visit. On the return trip, enjoy a cash bar and complimentary Southern hors d'oeuvres. Liberty Square, Concord St. Friday, 5pm. $42; $40 senior; $30 child age four-11. (843)722-2628, www.fortsumtertours.com

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"Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum"

"Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum"


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 9:00am to 01/04/2015 - 5:00pm




Historical banners—ranging from the iconic to the never-before-exhibited—are the stars of this show, which illustrates how flag design has evolved over the years. The collection includes pieces from the early 1800s to the late 20th century. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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Unknown Picassos: Diurnes

Unknown Picassos: Diurnes


Event Date: 09/18/2014 - 11:00am to 12/06/2014 - 7:00pm




Guest curator Dr. Diane Chalmers Johnson has organized Diurnes — a box decorated with colorful lithographs by Picasso which contains 30 original photograms by photographer André Villers after Picasso had him “play with” paper cutouts Picasso had made for his grandchildren. The result is ghostly images of cut-out cartoon figures set against eerie photographic backdrops. Come view this little-known piece affiliated with one of the world’s most famous artists. Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm; Thursday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Restaurant Donations

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Restaurant Donations


Event Date: 10/01/2014 (All day) to 10/31/2014 (All day)




As an effort to increase breast cancer awareness during awareness month, The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course and Tomasso at Turtle Point, along with The Ocean Room, Jasmine Porch, and The Lobby Bar at The Sanctuary, will donate $3 for every salmon entrée sold and $1 for every glass of sparkling rosé or skinny cocktail. Additionally, The Lobby Bar will provide donations for every glass of sparkling julep and skinny margarita. The Atlantic Room, 1002 Ocean Course Dr., John's Island. Days & times vary. Price varies. (843)266-4085, www.kiawahresort.com

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Redux Studio Artist Exhibit

Redux Studio Artist Exhibit


Event Date: 10/01/2014 - 9:00am to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




The artists of Redux Studios bring their talents to the City Gallery of North Charleston for a month-long exhibit. In an effort to make art accessible to more people in the Lowcountry, the show highlights artists such as Camela Guevara, Jane Ann Sweeny, and Alizey Khan to more audiences. The City Gallery of North Charleston, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org
   

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Fall Tour of Homes

Fall Tour of Homes


Event Date: 10/02/2014 - 6:00pm to 10/26/2014 - 6:00pm




The Preservation Society of Charleston invites guests to visit some of the city’s premier houses during their 38th Fall Tour of Homes. A variety of different properties are featured each day, offering an inside look into local culture, architecture, traditions, and hospitality. Don’t miss the tour iteration based on Sue Monk Kidd novel, The Invention of Wings, inspired by the haunts of real-life local activists, the Grimke sisters Locations, days, & times vary. $50; $45 member. (800)514-3849, www.thefalltours.org

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"Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard"

"Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard"


Event Date: 10/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




Be sure to catch a showing of two Massachusetts artists, Elizabeth Leary and Frank Strazzulla, in the exhibit "Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard." Featuring all new paintings by both artists, the show includes Strazzulla's art depicting landscapes and studies of color and light, and Leary's monochromatic palette focusing on still life and architectural renderings. The exhibit opens on October 3 as part of the French Quarter Art Walk. Ann Long Fine Art, 54 Broad St. Friday October 3, 5-8pm. Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)577-0447, www.annlongfineart.com

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Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze

Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze


Event Date: 10/05/2014 - 10:00am to 10/26/2014 - 10:00am




Bring the whole family to enjoy some of the autumn activities at Legare Farms. Pick out a pumpkin and explore the gem mine and maze, make your own scarecrow, ride horses, or feed fish and turtles. Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Rd., John’s Island. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $1 admission; activity prices vary. (843)559-0788, www.legarefarms.com

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"It's All in the Wander"

"It's All in the Wander"


Event Date: 10/10/2014 - 11:00am to 10/31/2014 - 6:00pm




For his first solo exhibit, Brian Coleman of Charlotte, North Carolina, mixed media contemporary abstractionist, is inspired by reflections on his past balanced with dreams for the future. He uses his art as an exploration, with latex house paint, acrylics,
oil crayon, spray paint, and pencil, on spackle, paper, and canvas. Stop in for an opening reception on October 10 from 5-8 p.m. The George Gallery, 50 Bogard St. Tuesday-Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella


Event Date: 10/16/2014 - 7:00pm to 10/25/2014 - 7:01pm




Famously presented on television in 1957, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s rendition of Cinderella has been remade several times since its premiere. This fall, watch the Crabpot Players bring the timeless fairy tale to life on stage as Cinderella meets Prince Charming and lives happily ever after, escaping her wicked stepmother and stepsisters with the help of a fairy godmother. Crabpot Players, 1137 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday-Saturday, 7pm. $26; $23 senior; $21 student. (888)303-0763, www.crabpotplayers.com

 
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Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein


Event Date: 10/17/2014 - 7:30pm to 11/02/2014 - 3:00pm




Based on the Mel Brooks classic, this re-imagined production follows young Dr. Frankenstein as he tries to finish his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life with help from his sidekick Igor, lab assistant Inga, and fiancé Elizabeth. See Charleston Stage perform the scary-yet-comical situations the young doctor finds himself in. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $58-$39; $56-$37 senior/student; $46-$23 military. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein


Event Date: 10/17/2014 - 7:30pm to 11/02/2014 - 3:00pm




Based on the Mel Brooks classic, this re-imagined production follows young Dr. Frankenstein as he tries to finish his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a new corpse to life. Joined by his sidekick Igor, lab assistant Inga, and financé Elizabeth, come see the scary yet comical situations young Frankenstein finds himself in. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Days & times vary. $58-$23. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show


Event Date: 10/18/2014 - 10:00am to 10/19/2014 - 10:00am




Ready, set, row! Celebrate the 25th annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show benefitting the South Carolina Maritime Museum. Featuring one of the country’s best wooden boat exhibits with more than 140 vessels on display, a boat-building competition, children’s model boat-building, knot tying, maritime arts and crafts, food, and music, it’s
a fun event for spectators and boat enthusiasts alike. Front St., Georgetown. Saturday & Sunday, times vary. Free. (843)520-0111, www.woodenboatshow.com

 
Kids Book Sale at Arbordale Publishing

Kids Book Sale at Arbordale Publishing


Event Date: 10/20/2014 - 10:00am to 10/25/2014 - 2:00pm




Arbordale, which currently has more than 100 titles in print, offers discounts on limited quantities of their children's picture books as long as supplies last. Hardcover books are priced at $5 and paperbacks at $3. The company aims to improve child literacy with science and math using educational and fun-to-read picture books, all of which align to common core and state standards. Arbordale Publishing, 612 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Suite A2, Mount Pleasant. Monday- Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-2pm. $5-$3. (843)971-6722, www.arbordalepublishing.com

 
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Jumaadi: Forgive Me Not To Miss You Not

Jumaadi: Forgive Me Not To Miss You Not


Event Date: 10/18/2014 - 11:00am to 12/06/2014 - 7:00pm




The Halsey Institute hosts Jumaadi for a two-month International Artist-in-Residence and hosts his exhibition, "Forgive Me Not To Miss You Not," which features art spanning multiple medias: painting, drawing, installations, and more. During his time in Charleston, Jumaadi is working with students from Academic Magnet High School on shadow-puppet theater that is to be presented at their school. The Sydney-educated artist has had residencies and completed projects all over the world. An artist lecture at 5:30pm on October, 17 precedes an opening reception for the exhibit at 6:30pm. Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm; Thursday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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Bark in the Park! Oktoberfest!

Bark in the Park! Oktoberfest!


Event Date: 10/19/2014 - 11:00am to 4:00pm




This costume-friendly Oktoberfest celebration features pet exhibits, demonstrations, experts, as well as tasty German food and beer. What's more, the Gootman Sauerkraut Band is tabbed to play live music. North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd. Sunday, 11am-4pm. Free for kids 12 & under and Gold Pass members; $8 nonmembers. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Children's Day Festival

Children's Day Festival


Event Date: 10/19/2014 - 12:00pm




There will be lots of fun, food, and fund-raising at the Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival presented by Bi-Lo. All festival games, pony rides, inflatable slides, live entertainment, and other activities are free. East Cooper schools offer concessions to raise money for their programs, so bring the crew for some kid-friendly entertainment while supporting your local community. Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park West Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, noon. Free. (843)884-8517, www.comeonovermp.com

 
Nick & Knight

Nick & Knight


Event Date: 10/19/2014 - 7:00pm




Backstreet Boys band member Nick Carter has formed a duo with Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block for a tour. Carter has earned five Grammy nominations, and Knight’s debut solo album received RIAA certified gold. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Sunday, 7pm. $55-$45. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Colour of Music Virtuosi Concert Series Finale

Colour of Music Virtuosi Concert Series Finale


Event Date: 10/19/2014 - 7:00pm




To conclude their summer concert series, I’on Village presents this show featuring top musicians of African descent from around the globe. As a part of the Colour of Music Festival, the group performs an innovative repertoire incorporating works from composers of their heritage alongside traditional classical pieces. East Cooper Montessori School Assembly Hall, 250 Ponsbury Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 7pm. $25; $15 student. (843)216-2883, www.colourofmusic.org

 
Rally at the Royal

Rally at the Royal


Event Date: 10/20/2014 - 5:30pm




Women of all ages and political affiliations are invited to attend Rally at the Royal, an event to encourage women to cast their votes in the upcoming general election. Notable women in attendance include Linda Page, mayor of Mount Pleasant; Nancy McGinley, Superintendent of Charleston County School District; and event co-host Ginny Deerin who is running for South Carolina Secretary of State. Enjoy food and live music by Lily Slay of The Royal Tinfoils all while getting excited about the vote! The Royal American, 970 Morrison Dr. Monday, 5:30-7:30pm. Free. (917)415-7965,www.theroyalamerican.com

 

 
Southern Chef Series at The Macintosh

Southern Chef Series at The Macintosh


Event Date: 10/21/2014 - 6:30pm




Chef Jeremiah Bacon utilizes The Macintosh's recently renovated patio to host the first, second, and third of a series of special fall roasts that features some of the region's top chefs. Partnered with Chef Bacon is Chef Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow in Atlanta, GA; Chef Vish Bhatt of Snack Bar in Oxford, MS; and Chef Steven Satterfield of Miller Union in Atlanta, GA, all of whom offer a family-style meal that is prepared almost exclusively on the outside grill during this event. Handpicked beverage pairings are provided with each roast. To learn more and purchase tickets visit The Macintosh's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheMacintoshCharleston. The Macintosh, 479 King St. Tuesday, 6:30pm. $85. (843)789-4299, www.themacintoshcharleston.com

 
 
The Sunset Years

The Sunset Years


Event Date: 10/23/2014 - 8:00pm to 11/09/2014 - 3:00pm




Threshold Repertory Theatre kicks off its fifth season with this comedy by playwrights Thomas and Judy Heath. Watch as a recently retired couple sneakily attempts to sell their house, unbeknownst to their overly attached offspring. You won’t want to miss this hit play that sold out every show when it first premiered at the theater in 2011. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $25; $20 senior; $15 student/child/military. (843)277-2172, www.thresholdrep.org

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Abvi's Charity Golf Classic

Abvi's Charity Golf Classic


Event Date: 10/23/2014 - 11:30am




Grab your clubs and hit the links for the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s first annual charity golf classic. Teeing off at Patriots Point, players have the chance to win prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, hole-in-one, and more. Afterward, chow down at the awards dinner, complete with barbecue, drinks, an auction, and smooth sounds from the musical group Liquid Pleasure. Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 11:30am. $150. (843)884-2727, www.abvisc.org

 
Pups, Yups, and Food Trucks

Pups, Yups, and Food Trucks


Event Date: 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm




Bring your pooch to the park and enjoy live music by Dallas Baker & His Bluegrass Friends. Sit back, relax, and unwind after a long week at the office while filling your stomach with cold drinks and food truck fare from Charleston Choo. Dogs must remain leashed, and outside food, alcohol, and coolers are prohibited. Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Pkwy, Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 5pm. $1; free for gold pass members. (843) 795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Entrepreneurship in Charleston: Then & Now

Entrepreneurship in Charleston: Then & Now


Event Date: 10/23/2014 - 6:30pm




YEScarolina hosts their 5th Annual Gala and Fundraiser where guests can bid on silent and live auction items, enjoy live music, and indulge in dinner provided by Hall’s Chophouse, Duvall Events, and The Lee Bros. Put on your dancing shoes and step back in time as you enjoy a full evening of activities. This event is black tie optional. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Thursday, 6:30pm. $125 (843) 724-1196, www.yescarolina.com

 
Halloween in the Swamp

Halloween in the Swamp


Event Date: 10/24/2014 - 7:30pm to 10/25/2014 - 7:30pm




Come out for a festive event featuring a lighted pumpkin trail, jump castles, storytelling, and a campfire marshmallow roast complete with ghost stories, food, fun, and more. For the really brave of heart, there will be a haunted boat adventure through the swamp followed by a spooky walk. Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Rd., Moncks Corner. Friday-Saturday, 7:30pm. $5; $15 swamp ride. (843)553-0515, www.cypressgardens.info

 
Ghostly Tide Tales

Ghostly Tide Tales


Event Date: 10/24/2014 - 6:30pm




Head to Isle of Palms for some seaside storytelling. Guided only by the light of a campfire and the moon, actors present scary stories about hauntings of the past. 28th Ave. Beach Access, 28th Ave., Isle of Palms. Friday, 6:30-7:30pm. Free. (843)886-8294, www.iop.net

 
Red Party

Red Party


Event Date: 10/24/2014 - 7:00pm




Let them eat cake! Combining 18th-century Rococo and the opulence of the Palace of Versailles, the American College of the Building Arts’ Red Party is inspired by France in the 1790s. This costumed event aims to educate about traditional building methods while raising funds for the college’s programs. Live performances, a signature cocktail, delicious fare, and lots of dancing will ensue during this night of “anarchy” in Charleston. Old Charleston Jail, 21 Magazine St. Friday, 7pm. $100; $90 advance. (843)577-5245, www.buildingartscollege.us

 
Steven Canyon & Orchestra in Concert

Steven Canyon & Orchestra in Concert


Event Date: 10/24/2014 - 8:00pm




The talented Steven Canyon plays thematic, sweeping songs on a nine-foot, custom-designed grand piano alongside his world-class flutist, saxophonist, violinist, as well as a large orchestra. Accompanying the music is equally stylish projection and lighting. Canyon's songs are orchestrated by notable three-time platinum record producer Jeffrey Silverman who has also produced for Yanni. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 7pm doors: 8pm. $54-$28. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


Event Date: 10/25/2014 - 11:00am to 11/01/2014 - 3:00pm




Adapted from the children’s book by Judith Viorst, this musical performed by Charleston Stage follows poor little Alexander during one very unfortunate day. He gets no prizes in his breakfast cereal, has to eat lima beans for dinner, and sees kissing on TV. These plus more hiccups make the young boy’s day go from bad to worse Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Saturday, 11am & 3pm. $22.50. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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Charleston's Red Shoe Walk

Charleston's Red Shoe Walk


Event Date: 10/25/2014 - 9:00am




Slip on some of the Ronald McDonald House’s big red shoes and romp around Charleston! Parade through Hampton Park during this inaugural event sporting the charity’s signature footwear for all to see. All funds benefit the Ronald McDonald house and its efforts to house critically ill children and their families. Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Dr. Saturday, 9am. $50. (843)723-7957, www.redshoewalk.com

 
Edisto Island Bluegrass Festival

Edisto Island Bluegrass Festival


Event Date: 10/25/2014 - 11:00am to 9:00pm




This second annual event offers a lineup of nationally acclaimed bands including Hurray for the Riff Raff, Lonesome River Band, Frank Solivan and the Dirty Kitchen Band, as well as several local bands. Listen to soothing tunes while devouring local, farm-fresh food and taking in spectacular views of the North Edisto River. West Bank Plantation, 1850 Clark Rd., Edisto Island. Saturday, 11am-9pm. $50; $40 advance. (843)697-5180, www.edistobluegrass.com

 
Run Dead

Run Dead


Event Date: 10/25/2014 - 2:00pm




This eerie 5K course takes you through woods and clearings, over bridges, across creeks, and along ponds before sunset. Run fast, because not only will you be competing against the clock, but there will also be zombies trying to get in your way! Before, during, and after the race, enjoy live entertainment, a costume contest, food, brews, a youth area for kids, and vendors. Stay even later to watch The Goonies on an outdoor big screen provided by Cinebarre. North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. Saturday, 2-10pm. $60-$40 runner; $48-$24 zombie. (843)795-4386, www.rundead5k.com

 
North Charleston Harvest Festival and Block Party

North Charleston Harvest Festival and Block Party


Event Date: 10/25/2014 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm




Celebrate Halloween a little early this year at the North Charleston Harvest Festival and Block Party. The event will include trick-or-treating for kids, costume parties for both children and adults, ghost stories by the Backporch Storytellers, and more. There will also be an artist market featuring booths from members of the North Charleston Artist Guild, as well as live music. Come out and celebrate the harvest season in North Charleston! Olde Village of North Charleston, East Montague Avenue. Saturday, 4:00-8:00pm. Free. www.northcharleston.org

 
Fall Football Beach Game Days

Fall Football Beach Game Days


Event Date: 10/25/2014 - 5:00pm




Watch your favorite fall football games in the relaxing atmosphere of the beach. Enjoy the Wild Dunes Resort’s large outdoor screen, hang by the fire pit and play a number of southern favorite lawn games like corn hole, ladder golf and Ping-Pong. Tailgating food and beverage packages with unlimited wine and beer offerings are available. Wild Dunes Resort, Sundial Cir., Isle of Palms. Saturday, Times vary. $TBD. (843)886-6000, www.wilddunes.com

 
Fall Football Beach Game Days

Fall Football Beach Game Days


Event Date: 10/25/2014 - 7:00pm




Watch your favorite fall football games in the relaxing atmosphere of the beach. Enjoy the Wild Dunes Resort’s large outdoor screen, hang by the fire pit and play a number of southern favorite lawn games like corn hole, ladder golf and Ping-Pong. Tailgating food and beverage packages with unlimited wine and beer offerings are available. Wild Dunes Resort, Sundial Cir., Isle of Palms. Saturday, Times vary. Call for price. (843)886-6000, www.wilddunes.com

 
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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


Event Date: 05/02/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




Friday evenings, climb aboard the ship to witness the setting sun as it creates a colorful backdrop for the historic mansions of Charleston's Battery. Upon arriving at Fort Sumter, a National Park Ranger narrates a historical account of the site that you are invited to explore during your one-hour visit. On the return trip, enjoy a cash bar and complimentary Southern hors d'oeuvres. Liberty Square, Concord St. Friday, 5pm. $42; $40 senior; $30 child age four-11. (843)722-2628, www.fortsumtertours.com

 
 
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"Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum"

"Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum"


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 9:00am to 01/04/2015 - 5:00pm




Historical banners—ranging from the iconic to the never-before-exhibited—are the stars of this show, which illustrates how flag design has evolved over the years. The collection includes pieces from the early 1800s to the late 20th century. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $10; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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Unknown Picassos: Diurnes

Unknown Picassos: Diurnes


Event Date: 09/18/2014 - 11:00am to 12/06/2014 - 7:00pm




Guest curator Dr. Diane Chalmers Johnson has organized Diurnes — a box decorated with colorful lithographs by Picasso which contains 30 original photograms by photographer André Villers after Picasso had him “play with” paper cutouts Picasso had made for his grandchildren. The result is ghostly images of cut-out cartoon figures set against eerie photographic backdrops. Come view this little-known piece affiliated with one of the world’s most famous artists. Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm; Thursday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Restaurant Donations

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Restaurant Donations


Event Date: 10/01/2014 (All day) to 10/31/2014 (All day)




As an effort to increase breast cancer awareness during awareness month, The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course and Tomasso at Turtle Point, along with The Ocean Room, Jasmine Porch, and The Lobby Bar at The Sanctuary, will donate $3 for every salmon entrée sold and $1 for every glass of sparkling rosé or skinny cocktail. Additionally, The Lobby Bar will provide donations for every glass of sparkling julep and skinny margarita. The Atlantic Room, 1002 Ocean Course Dr., John's Island. Days & times vary. Price varies. (843)266-4085, www.kiawahresort.com

 
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Redux Studio Artist Exhibit

Redux Studio Artist Exhibit


Event Date: 10/01/2014 - 9:00am to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




The artists of Redux Studios bring their talents to the City Gallery of North Charleston for a month-long exhibit. In an effort to make art accessible to more people in the Lowcountry, the show highlights artists such as Camela Guevara, Jane Ann Sweeny, and Alizey Khan to more audiences. The City Gallery of North Charleston, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org
   

 
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Fall Tour of Homes

Fall Tour of Homes


Event Date: 10/02/2014 - 6:00pm to 10/26/2014 - 6:00pm




The Preservation Society of Charleston invites guests to visit some of the city’s premier houses during their 38th Fall Tour of Homes. A variety of different properties are featured each day, offering an inside look into local culture, architecture, traditions, and hospitality. Don’t miss the tour iteration based on Sue Monk Kidd novel, The Invention of Wings, inspired by the haunts of real-life local activists, the Grimke sisters Locations, days, & times vary. $50; $45 member. (800)514-3849, www.thefalltours.org

 
 
 
 
 
 
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"Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard"

"Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard"


Event Date: 10/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




Be sure to catch a showing of two Massachusetts artists, Elizabeth Leary and Frank Strazzulla, in the exhibit "Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard." Featuring all new paintings by both artists, the show includes Strazzulla's art depicting landscapes and studies of color and light, and Leary's monochromatic palette focusing on still life and architectural renderings. The exhibit opens on October 3 as part of the French Quarter Art Walk. Ann Long Fine Art, 54 Broad St. Friday October 3, 5-8pm. Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)577-0447, www.annlongfineart.com

 
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Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze

Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze


Event Date: 10/05/2014 - 10:00am to 10/26/2014 - 10:00am




Bring the whole family to enjoy some of the autumn activities at Legare Farms. Pick out a pumpkin and explore the gem mine and maze, make your own scarecrow, ride horses, or feed fish and turtles. Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Rd., John’s Island. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $1 admission; activity prices vary. (843)559-0788, www.legarefarms.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
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"It's All in the Wander"

"It's All in the Wander"


Event Date: 10/10/2014 - 11:00am to 10/31/2014 - 6:00pm




For his first solo exhibit, Brian Coleman of Charlotte, North Carolina, mixed media contemporary abstractionist, is inspired by reflections on his past balanced with dreams for the future. He uses his art as an exploration, with latex house paint, acrylics,
oil crayon, spray paint, and pencil, on spackle, paper, and canvas. Stop in for an opening reception on October 10 from 5-8 p.m. The George Gallery, 50 Bogard St. Tuesday-Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

 
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Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein


Event Date: 10/17/2014 - 7:30pm to 11/02/2014 - 3:00pm




Based on the Mel Brooks classic, this re-imagined production follows young Dr. Frankenstein as he tries to finish his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life with help from his sidekick Igor, lab assistant Inga, and fiancé Elizabeth. See Charleston Stage perform the scary-yet-comical situations the young doctor finds himself in. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $58-$39; $56-$37 senior/student; $46-$23 military. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein


Event Date: 10/17/2014 - 7:30pm to 11/02/2014 - 3:00pm




Based on the Mel Brooks classic, this re-imagined production follows young Dr. Frankenstein as he tries to finish his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a new corpse to life. Joined by his sidekick Igor, lab assistant Inga, and financé Elizabeth, come see the scary yet comical situations young Frankenstein finds himself in. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Days & times vary. $58-$23. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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Jumaadi: Forgive Me Not To Miss You Not

Jumaadi: Forgive Me Not To Miss You Not


Event Date: 10/18/2014 - 11:00am to 12/06/2014 - 7:00pm




The Halsey Institute hosts Jumaadi for a two-month International Artist-in-Residence and hosts his exhibition, "Forgive Me Not To Miss You Not," which features art spanning multiple medias: painting, drawing, installations, and more. During his time in Charleston, Jumaadi is working with students from Academic Magnet High School on shadow-puppet theater that is to be presented at their school. The Sydney-educated artist has had residencies and completed projects all over the world. An artist lecture at 5:30pm on October, 17 precedes an opening reception for the exhibit at 6:30pm. Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm; Thursday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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The Sunset Years

The Sunset Years


Event Date: 10/23/2014 - 8:00pm to 11/09/2014 - 3:00pm




Threshold Repertory Theatre kicks off its fifth season with this comedy by playwrights Thomas and Judy Heath. Watch as a recently retired couple sneakily attempts to sell their house, unbeknownst to their overly attached offspring. You won’t want to miss this hit play that sold out every show when it first premiered at the theater in 2011. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $25; $20 senior; $15 student/child/military. (843)277-2172, www.thresholdrep.org

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Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


Event Date: 10/25/2014 - 11:00am to 11/01/2014 - 3:00pm




Adapted from the children’s book by Judith Viorst, this musical performed by Charleston Stage follows poor little Alexander during one very unfortunate day. He gets no prizes in his breakfast cereal, has to eat lima beans for dinner, and sees kissing on TV. These plus more hiccups make the young boy’s day go from bad to worse Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Saturday, 11am & 3pm. $22.50. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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Bazaar at the Point

Bazaar at the Point


Event Date: 10/26/2014 - 11:00am




This free, community event focused on locally sourced products, arts, and crafts provides a fun, family-friendly atmosphere every fourth Sunday of the month beginning in April with a variety of local vendors to check out. Specialty food and drinks, live music, and crafts are only a few of the many activities you’ll experience. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. 20 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant. Sunday, 11am-2pm. Free. (888) 856-0028, www.charlestonharborresort.com

 
Running with the Hounds

Running with the Hounds


Event Date: 10/26/2014 - 3:00pm




The 6,000-acre equestrian trails of Middleton Place, rarely open to the public, provides the backdrop for this 5k run and walk that invites each runner to bring their pooch along. The scenic trails and lakes that run through the property are home to hawks, song birds, wild turkeys, hogs, and deer. Outside the run and walk, the "Huck Finn Village" features activities for adults, children, and dogs. Middleton Equestrian Center, 4280 Ashley River Rd. Sunday, 3pm. $45-$10. (843)410-3276, www.runningwiththehounds.com

 
In Collaboration: The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz featuring Alex Hargreaves, Paul Kowert, and Nathaniel Smith

In Collaboration: The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz featuring Alex Hargreaves, Paul Kowert, and Nathaniel Smith


Event Date: 10/26/2014 - 7:00pm




Grammy-nominated folk artists The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz collaborate with Alex Hargreaves, Paul Kowert, and Nathaniel Smith for an evening of entertainment at the Charleston Music Hall. The Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street. Sunday, 7pm. $35 doors, $30 advance. (843) 853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz

The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz


Event Date: 10/26/2014 - 7:00pm




Folk music lovers have raved about new band The Milk Carton Kids as well as singer Sarah Jarosz, and now both artists have combined their talents to host a limited tour. Join the Grammy-nominated musicians at the Charleston Music Hall for an intimate concert featuring the singers gathered around a single mic and including songs not usually heard at their individual concerts. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Sunday, 7pm doors; 8pm show. $30 advance; $35. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Annual Family Picnic

Annual Family Picnic


Event Date: 10/27/2014 - 1:00pm




This Charleston Museum event entertains the whole family with a nature walk, live music,
a Lowcountry dinner, games, hayrides, demos by Birds of Prey, and the SCDNR touch tank. The Dill Sanctuary, 1163 Riverland Dr. Sunday, 1pm. $20; $10 child; free for child under five. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 
 
 
Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle


Event Date: 10/30/2014 - 6:30pm




The Scottish singer, known for her audition on the TV show Britain’s Got Talent, brings a collection of contemporary songs for her first U.S. tour. Boyle has accumulated more than 650 million YouTube hits and two Grammy nominations, and sold 22 million-plus albums in more than 40 countries. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday, 6:30pm. $115-$60. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 
Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive


Event Date: 10/30/2014 - 8:00pm




After a YouTube video of the group singing Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” went viral, these four musicians soon rose to fame. Today, the jazzy pop quartet has gained raves from The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Hollywood Reporter, and more. Join them to hear hit songs such as “You Go Down Smooth.” Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 7pm doors, 8pm show. $40-$23; $21 advance. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Halloween Carnival

Halloween Carnival


Event Date: 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm




Let ghouls, witches, and goblins roam the streets once more. Come out to the Halloween Carnival to show off your best disguise in a costume contest. Then, snack on concessions while children enjoy jump castles, face painting, Halloween candy, games, and prizes. Isle of Palms Recreation Department, 24 28th Ave., Isle of Palms. Friday, 5pm. Free admission. (843)886-8294, www.iop.net

 
South Carolina Stingrays

South Carolina Stingrays


Event Date: 10/31/2014 - 7:05pm




October is the start of hockey season, so cheer on the South Carolina Stingrays at their home opener as they face off against Pittsburgh’s Wheeling Nailers in an ice hockey blowout battle that is sure to be fun for all ages. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, 7:05pm. $27-$15, by seat section. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 




UPCOMING EVENTS

10/01/2014 (All day) to 10/31/2014 (All day)

As an effort to increase breast cancer awareness during awareness month, The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course and Tomasso at Turtle Point, along with The Ocean Room, Jasmine Porch, and The Lobby Bar at The Sanctuary, will donate $3 for every salmon entrée sold and $1 for every glass of sparkling rosé or skinny cocktail. Additionally, The Lobby Bar will provide donations for every glass of sparkling julep and skinny margarita. The Atlantic Room, 1002 Ocean Course Dr., John's Island. Days & times vary. Price varies. (843)266-4085, www.kiawahresort.com

10/01/2014 - 9:00am to 10/02/2014 - 6:00pm

Get in the spooky spirit by picking your own pumkin at Boone Hall Plantation. After you’ve found the perfect locally grown gourd, enjoy activities like the Race for the Cure corn maze, a petting zoo, pony rides, a hayride down “Monster Alley,” and much more! Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm. $10-$8; free for child under two. (843)884-4371, www.boonehallpumpkinpatch.com

10/01/2014 - 9:00am to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm

The artists of Redux Studios bring their talents to the City Gallery of North Charleston for a month-long exhibit. In an effort to make art accessible to more people in the Lowcountry, the show highlights artists such as Camela Guevara, Jane Ann Sweeny, and Alizey Khan to more audiences. The City Gallery of North Charleston, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org
   

10/01/2014 - 6:00pm

OCTOBER 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
Sip on a variety of red and white wines while strolling through the gardens of Middleton Place. A sampling of Old and New World vinos are offered each week, and a special Masquerade-themed stroll on October 29th makes for a fun end to the season. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Wednesday, 6-8pm. $25; $20 online. (843)556-6020, www.middletonplace.org

10/02/2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Respite Care Charleston features paintings by former NFL offensive tackle and native Charlestonian Clay Matthews Sr. in "Moments on Canvas," a benefit for Charleston County's only nonprofit organization serving families affected by dementia. Eight of Matthews' framed paintings will be available for $150 and others will be included in a silent auction. Respite Care Charleston's services are meant to offer guidance and support for individuals and families managing the problems of cognitive disorders from early diagnosis throughout the continuum of care. Champagne and a selection of hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Founders Hall, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Thursday, 6-9pm. $45. (843)647-7405, www.respitecarecharleston.org

10/02/2014 - 6:00pm to 10/26/2014 - 6:00pm

The Preservation Society of Charleston invites guests to visit some of the city’s premier houses during their 38th Fall Tour of Homes. A variety of different properties are featured each day, offering an inside look into local culture, architecture, traditions, and hospitality. Don’t miss the tour iteration based on Sue Monk Kidd novel, The Invention of Wings, inspired by the haunts of real-life local activists, the Grimke sisters Locations, days, & times vary. $50; $45 member. (800)514-3849, www.thefalltours.org

10/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm

Be sure to catch a showing of two Massachusetts artists, Elizabeth Leary and Frank Strazzulla, in the exhibit "Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard." Featuring all new paintings by both artists, the show includes Strazzulla's art depicting landscapes and studies of color and light, and Leary's monochromatic palette focusing on still life and architectural renderings. The exhibit opens on October 3 as part of the French Quarter Art Walk. Ann Long Fine Art, 54 Broad St. Friday October 3, 5-8pm. Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)577-0447, www.annlongfineart.com

10/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/17/2014 - 8:00pm

Take in the beauty of the city in art by Jennifer Smith Rogers, a local artist known for her portrayal of architecture in her works, whether the roofscapes of Charleston or depictions of its historic landmarks. Enjoy an opening reception on October 3, from 5-8 p.m. Anglin Smith Fine Art, 9 Queen St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-4pm. Free. (843)853-0708, www.anglinsmith.com

10/03/2014 - 5:50pm

Arguably the best place for an evening art walk, Charleston’s historic French Quarter, located between South Market and Tradd Sstreets, is home to roughly 30 art galleries within walking distance of one another. Guests can stroll along the cobblestone streets and stop in any gallery for food, wine, and art, or maybe even a chat with one of the featured artists. French Quarter, between S. Market & Tradd sts., meet the group at the waterfront. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)577-7344, www.frenchquarterarts.com

10/03/2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

For the entire month of October, Santiago Garcia of Uruguay is Atelier Gallery’s featured artist. Come see his wildlife paintings that explore the world between figuration and abstraction. Through contextualization of reality, Garcia’s work raises situations within a framework of the everyday world and leaves the content to be interpreted by the observer. This reception is open to the public, and kicks off his month-long exhibit. Atelier Gallery, 153 King St. Friday, 6-8pm. Free. (843)722-5668, www.theateliergalleries.com

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