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Thursday Night Bluegrass at Bar Mash

Thursday Night Bluegrass at Bar Mash


Event Date:
04/21/2016 - 7:00pm to 12/29/2016 - 7:00pm




Swing by the new East Bay hot spot, Bar Mash, every Thursday night and enjoy a different local bluegrass band while sipping on beer, wine, or craft cocktails. Start your weekend festivities early at this cozy bar with an impressive whiskey list and delectable snacks including fried oysters and boudin, ham hock rillete, and mushroom toast. Mercantile and Mash, 701 East Bay St. Free. Thursdays, 7-11pm. (843) 793-2636, www.mercandmash.com

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The Talking Cure

The Talking Cure


Event Date:
05/20/2016 - 10:00am to 08/06/2016 - 12:00pm




Taking its title from the term Sigmund Freud first used to describe his theories of psychoanalysis, “The Talking Cure” is sculptor Melissa Stern’s collaboration with 24 artists. Twelve actors perform dialogues crafted by 12 poets, novelists, screenwriters, and playwrights. By pointing their smart phone at the code next to each sculpture, viewers are able to read, observe, and listen to each piece as a monologue imagined by the actor. 

Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 
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New York Academy of Art Exhibition

New York Academy of Art Exhibition


Event Date:
05/26/2016 - 10:00am to 10/18/2016 - 10:00am




More than 30 pieces by 22 of the most talented and progressive artists from the New York Academy of Art are on display at Charleston’s Vendue Hotel. Visitors can see works in various media from the people who are helping to steer the direction of the contemporary art scene in the United States. The Vendue Hotel, 19 Vendue Range. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)577-7970, www.thevendue.com

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New York Academy of Art Exhibition

New York Academy of Art Exhibition


Event Date:
05/26/2016 - 6:00pm to 10/18/2016 - 6:00pm




More than 40 pieces by 22 of the most talented and progressive artists from the New York Academy of Art are on display at Charleston’s Vendue Hotel. Visitors can see works in various media from the people who are helping to steer the direction of the contemporary art scene in the United States. The exhibit runs until October, but don’t miss the opening reception on May 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

The Vendue, 19 Vendue Range. Daily. Free. (843)577-7970, www.thevendue.com

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”Beyond Catfish row: The Art of Porgy and Bess”

”Beyond Catfish row: The Art of Porgy and Bess”


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 10:00am




After an 18-month-long the Gibbes Museum of Art reopens with a brand-new exhibit. Gain new insight into Porgy and Bess through an exhibition of works of art interpreting the famed 1934 opera. Find paintings from the 1930s, including those by realist George Biddle, who illustrated the original libretto; Henry Botkin; and George Gershwin himself. Also included are more recent interpretations by contemporary artists Kara Walker and Jonathan Green, who is the visual designer for the festival’s production of the show (read more about him on page 106). 

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South

The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 1:00pm




This exhibit showcases paintings, sculpture, and photography by nationally recognized contemporary artists including Bo Bartlett, Deborah Luster, and Sally Mann. These artists seek to dissect and digest racial tension and reconciliation in the Holy City in light of the 2015 Emanuel AME Church shooting. The Gibbes Museum of Art invites the Charleston community and visitors to join together to explore the difficult history of race relations in the South. 

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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The Art of Porgy and Bess” & “The Things We Carry

The Art of Porgy and Bess” & “The Things We Carry


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 10:00am




“It’s hard for me not to choose the two exhibitions that launch the reopening of the Gibbes after an 18-month-long major restoration and renovation. ‘The Art of Porgy and Bess’ uses paintings and more to explain the impact the opera has had in portraying Charleston to the wider world from its very first production through today. ‘The Things We Carry’ responds to last summer’s tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME through the work of 10 outstanding contemporary Southern artists who are winners or finalists of our 1858 Prize.”

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; & Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $12; $10 senior/military/college student with I.D.; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four.

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Coastal Fiesta

Coastal Fiesta


Event Date:
06/22/2016 - 6:00pm to 08/17/2016 - 8:00pm




Palmetto Hall hosts a build your own taco bar for families to spend an evening swimming and enjoying a festive dinner! The taco bar includes bay scallop ceviche, chipolte glazed pork loin, peel and eat shrimp, mixed green salad with roasted corn, house made tortilla chips with pico de gallo, guacamole and queso, and fruit tarts and churros for dessert with assorted dipping sauces. Enjoy the indoor/outdoor seating and full use of the swim center pool. While the kids swim, adults are welcome to unlimited house selection margaritas, house wine, and beer from 6-8pm for $20. Tickets $40; $15 children; free children 3 and under. Reservations required (843)886-2307 

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“Whistler & Japonisme”

“Whistler & Japonisme”


Event Date:
07/01/2016 - 1:00pm to 11/27/2016 - 1:00pm




If you haven’t toured the gorgeously renovated Gibbes Museum of Art, let this special exhibit—one of four currently on display—be your excuse to spend a hot July day within its cool environs. “Whistler and Japonisme” examines the Asian influences on the art of James McNeill Whistler, bringing the 19th-century American artist’s etchings together with woodblock prints by the Japanese masters.

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $12; $10 college student/senior/military; $6 ages four-17; free for member/child under four. (843) 722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

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Addicted to Love

Addicted to Love


Event Date:
07/01/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/24/2016 - 8:00pm




Written by the co-founders of 34 West, Stephen Wayne and Jeff Querin, this romantic comedy follows an eager reporter who goes undercover at a high school. What happens when Mom falls in love with her daughter’s teacher? Find out in this high-energy play, featuring popular ’80s tunes by the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Robert Palmer. Audience members can purchase champagne cocktails, coke floats, and a variety of tasty treats. 34 West Theater Company, 200 Meeting St., #100. Days & times vary. $25. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org 

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Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style

Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style


Event Date:
07/21/2016 - 9:00am to 01/15/2017 - 5:00pm




High fashion comes at a high price, and that cost is often detrimental to more than just your pocket book. From delicate corsets crafted with whale bone to asphyxia-causing men’s high collars, explore the oddities of sartorial extravagance and its environment- and body-altering consequences in this Charleston Museum exhibit. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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New Weave Art Exhibit

New Weave Art Exhibit


Event Date:
07/29/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/04/2016 - 6:00pm




Contemporary art gallery The Southern has created an exhibit dedicated to the very clothes on our backs—or how they’re made, at least. New Weave, the gallery’s fourth exhibit of 2016, brings together fiber artists who use a variety of techniques—both old and new, natural and chemical—to craft their pieces. Featured Charleston-based artists Kristy Bishop (textile and fiber-dyeing artist) and Camela Guevara (seamstress) see their works joined by Asheville’s own textile expert Judit Just’s items in the exhibit. The collection kicks off with an opening reception on July 29 from 8-9:30 p.m., and Kristy Bishop brings the exhibit to a close with a two-day dyeing and weaving workshop on Sept. 3 and 4. The Southern, 2 Carlson Ct. Days & times vary. $195 for workshop (includes all materials and loom); free to see exhibit. (843)642-8020, www.thesouthern.gallery

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New Weave

New Weave


Event Date:
07/29/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/04/2016 - 8:00pm




Contemporary art gallery The Southern has created an exhibit dedicated to the very clothes on our backs—or how they’re made, at least. ”New Weave,” the gallery’s fourth exhibit of 2016, brings together fiber artists who use a variety of techniques—both old and new, natural and chemical—to craft their pieces. Check out work by Charleston-based artists Kristy Bishop (textile and fiber-dyeing) and Camela Guevara (seamstress) and Asheville textile expert Judit Just. Bishop brings the exhibit to a close with a two-day dyeing and weaving workshop on September 3 and 4. The Southern, 2 Carlson Ct. Days & times vary. Free; $195 for workshop. (843)642-8020, www.thesouthern.gallery

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“What is old is new again”

“What is old is new again”


Event Date:
08/01/2016 - 10:00am to 08/31/2016 - 10:00am




Much of the Holy City’s current cultural climate harkens back to the Charleston Renaissance of the early 20th century, when a generation of artists and writers introduced the beauty of the Lowcountry— from the French Quarter’s cobblestone streets to Rainbow Row—to the rest of the world. Visit Corrigan Gallery to view a collection of these influential artists’ works, including pieces by Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, Alfred Hutty, Anna Heyward Taylor, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, and Corrie McCallum. Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, 10am-5pm; Monday & Thursday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)722-9868, www.corrigangallery.com

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Principle VI

Principle VI


Event Date:
08/01/2016 - 10:00am to 09/15/2016 - 10:00am




Stop into “art hotel” The Vendue to peruse this exhibit featuring works by six renowned North American artists—Maya Kulenovic, Teresa Oaxaca, Paige Bradley, Jennifer Balkan, Daryl Zang, and Michele Kortbawi Wilk. All pieces on display, including traditional oil paintings, figurative paintings, bronze sculptures, self-portraits, and more, reflect the artists’ disparate backgrounds and expertise. The Vendue Hotel, 26 Vendue Range. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)727-4500, www.principlegallery.com

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The Charleston Museum Summer Camp

The Charleston Museum Summer Camp


Event Date:
08/03/2016 - 9:00am to 08/07/2016 - 9:00am




During this Charleston Museum camp, children ages six to 11 explore the institution’s collections and discover more about ancient Egypt, dinosaurs, pirates, and more. The price includes crafts, activities, and snacks. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-noon. $160; $130 member. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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King of Pops Yoga

King of Pops Yoga


Event Date: 08/03/2016 - 6:00pm




Get your ”ohm” on in Riverfront Park during this free yoga session. Beth Cosi, founder of Bendy Brewski Yoga (meet her in Local Seen on page 48), leads the group through an hour of guided breathing, stretching, and strengthening exercises. Afterward, treat yourself to a cool King of Pops treat. Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. Wednesday, 6-7pm. Free. (843)297-8039, www.charleston.kingofpops.com

 
Charleston RiverDogs Games

Charleston RiverDogs Games


Event Date:
08/04/2016 - 7:05pm to 08/31/2016 - 7:05pm




Don’t let summer pass by without squeezing in another trip to the Joe! This month, the RiverDogs are playing the Greenville Drive, Rome Braves, Columbia Fireflies, and Hagerstown Suns, with plenty of fun promotions to keep the whole family entertained. On August 5, for example, they’ll be putting on their own version of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies; on the 8th, they don their old Charleston Rainbows uniforms for Rainbow Night; and the 22nd is Dog Day. Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St. Days & times vary. $21-$8. (843) 577-3647, www.riverdogs.com

August 4-10, 19-25, & 30-31

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Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love’s Labour’s Lost


Event Date:
08/04/2016 - 8:00pm to 08/14/2016 - 3:00pm




Tuck into Threshold Rep’s cozy Society Street theater to catch the company’s take on this Shakespeare comedy. The King of Navarre and his three companions resolve to abstain from women for three years in order to focus on study and fasting...but then they fall for the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies. Threshold Repertory Theater, 84 1/2 Society St. Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $25; $20 senior; $15 student. (843) 277-2172, charlestontheater.com

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Indaco Three Year Anniversary

Indaco Three Year Anniversary


Event Date: 08/04/2016 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm




Celebrate the three year anniversary Indaco with half-price bottles of wine, specialty cocktails and a three-course menu for $35. Known for their delicious wood-fire pizzas and handcrafted pastas, this authentic Italian restaurant guarantees a wonderful celebration and meal. Indaco, 526 King Street. Thursday, 5-10pm. $35. (843)727-1228, www.indacocharleston.com.  

 
"Untamed"

"Untamed"


Event Date:
08/05/2016 - 5:00pm to 08/26/2016 - 11:00am




Hailing from a small town in West Virginia, self-taught oil painter Adam Hall brings his visceral, expansive views of wilderness to the Lowcountry. Hall’s detailed landscapes—from roaring oceans to silent woods—evoke the feelings of wonder and contemplation often inspired by the ”untamed” natural world.  The artist discusses his work at an opening night reception Friday, August 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

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A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line


Event Date:
08/05/2016 - 8:00pm to 08/21/2016 - 3:00pm




Premiering in 1975, A Chorus Line was one of the longest-running musicals in Broadway history. The Tony Award-winning production follows 17 dancers as they compete for a coveted spot in a show on The Great White Way. Whether you’re a lifelong fan or one of the uninitiated, come see the spectacle that’s dazzled audiences for decades. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $35; $32 senior/military; $25 student. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

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Jewels of the Lowcountry Exhibit Featuring Eric Horan

Jewels of the Lowcountry Exhibit Featuring Eric Horan


Event Date: 08/05/2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm




Fall in love with the Lowcountry all over again as you peruse a collection of photographs capturing the area’s unique beauty and lavish landscapes. Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery invites you to admire the work of local photographer Eric Horan, as well as a collection of rare gemstones from around the world. Sip on a glass of wine as you’re reminded of all things lovely in the Holy City. Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery, 92 Hasell St. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)203-6630, www.cgjewelrygallery.com 

 
Sam Bush

Sam Bush


Event Date: 08/05/2016 - 7:00pm




Head to the Music Hall to hear a colorful combination of bluegrass, jazz, and rock from Grammy Award-winning artist Sam Bush. Known for skillfully fusing traditional bluegrass and contemporary sounds, this mandolin, fiddle, and banjo instrumentalist is considered to be one of the originators of the “newgrass” style and has performed with everyone from

Emmylou Harris to Garth Brooks. Listen to Bush’s carefully crafted sound as he plays tunes from his latest album, Storyman. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 7pm doors; 8pm show. $35-$25. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Counting Crows with Citizen Cope

Counting Crows with Citizen Cope


Event Date: 08/05/2016 - 7:00pm




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

 
BBQ For a Cause

BBQ For a Cause


Event Date: 08/06/2016 - 11:00am




Support Lowcountry youth minorities at the fourth annual BBQ for a Cause. Mingle with guests and munch on Ken’s All-Star Cart’s barbecue chicken, hotdogs, and hamburgers. All proceeds benefit Dorchester County Cobras Sports Club, a nonprofit that provides minority communities with opportunities for personal and professional development. Isle of Palms County Park, 1 14th Ave., Isle of Palms. Saturday, 11am-5pm. $20-$10; free for child under five. www.bbq4acause.eventbrite.com

 
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Thursday Night Bluegrass at Bar Mash

Thursday Night Bluegrass at Bar Mash


Event Date:
04/21/2016 - 7:00pm to 12/29/2016 - 7:00pm




Swing by the new East Bay hot spot, Bar Mash, every Thursday night and enjoy a different local bluegrass band while sipping on beer, wine, or craft cocktails. Start your weekend festivities early at this cozy bar with an impressive whiskey list and delectable snacks including fried oysters and boudin, ham hock rillete, and mushroom toast. Mercantile and Mash, 701 East Bay St. Free. Thursdays, 7-11pm. (843) 793-2636, www.mercandmash.com

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New York Academy of Art Exhibition

New York Academy of Art Exhibition


Event Date:
05/26/2016 - 10:00am to 10/18/2016 - 10:00am




More than 30 pieces by 22 of the most talented and progressive artists from the New York Academy of Art are on display at Charleston’s Vendue Hotel. Visitors can see works in various media from the people who are helping to steer the direction of the contemporary art scene in the United States. The Vendue Hotel, 19 Vendue Range. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)577-7970, www.thevendue.com

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New York Academy of Art Exhibition

New York Academy of Art Exhibition


Event Date:
05/26/2016 - 6:00pm to 10/18/2016 - 6:00pm




More than 40 pieces by 22 of the most talented and progressive artists from the New York Academy of Art are on display at Charleston’s Vendue Hotel. Visitors can see works in various media from the people who are helping to steer the direction of the contemporary art scene in the United States. The exhibit runs until October, but don’t miss the opening reception on May 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

The Vendue, 19 Vendue Range. Daily. Free. (843)577-7970, www.thevendue.com

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”Beyond Catfish row: The Art of Porgy and Bess”

”Beyond Catfish row: The Art of Porgy and Bess”


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 10:00am




After an 18-month-long the Gibbes Museum of Art reopens with a brand-new exhibit. Gain new insight into Porgy and Bess through an exhibition of works of art interpreting the famed 1934 opera. Find paintings from the 1930s, including those by realist George Biddle, who illustrated the original libretto; Henry Botkin; and George Gershwin himself. Also included are more recent interpretations by contemporary artists Kara Walker and Jonathan Green, who is the visual designer for the festival’s production of the show (read more about him on page 106). 

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South

The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 1:00pm




This exhibit showcases paintings, sculpture, and photography by nationally recognized contemporary artists including Bo Bartlett, Deborah Luster, and Sally Mann. These artists seek to dissect and digest racial tension and reconciliation in the Holy City in light of the 2015 Emanuel AME Church shooting. The Gibbes Museum of Art invites the Charleston community and visitors to join together to explore the difficult history of race relations in the South. 

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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The Art of Porgy and Bess” & “The Things We Carry

The Art of Porgy and Bess” & “The Things We Carry


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 10:00am




“It’s hard for me not to choose the two exhibitions that launch the reopening of the Gibbes after an 18-month-long major restoration and renovation. ‘The Art of Porgy and Bess’ uses paintings and more to explain the impact the opera has had in portraying Charleston to the wider world from its very first production through today. ‘The Things We Carry’ responds to last summer’s tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME through the work of 10 outstanding contemporary Southern artists who are winners or finalists of our 1858 Prize.”

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; & Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $12; $10 senior/military/college student with I.D.; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four.

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Coastal Fiesta

Coastal Fiesta


Event Date:
06/22/2016 - 6:00pm to 08/17/2016 - 8:00pm




Palmetto Hall hosts a build your own taco bar for families to spend an evening swimming and enjoying a festive dinner! The taco bar includes bay scallop ceviche, chipolte glazed pork loin, peel and eat shrimp, mixed green salad with roasted corn, house made tortilla chips with pico de gallo, guacamole and queso, and fruit tarts and churros for dessert with assorted dipping sauces. Enjoy the indoor/outdoor seating and full use of the swim center pool. While the kids swim, adults are welcome to unlimited house selection margaritas, house wine, and beer from 6-8pm for $20. Tickets $40; $15 children; free children 3 and under. Reservations required (843)886-2307 

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“Whistler & Japonisme”

“Whistler & Japonisme”


Event Date:
07/01/2016 - 1:00pm to 11/27/2016 - 1:00pm




If you haven’t toured the gorgeously renovated Gibbes Museum of Art, let this special exhibit—one of four currently on display—be your excuse to spend a hot July day within its cool environs. “Whistler and Japonisme” examines the Asian influences on the art of James McNeill Whistler, bringing the 19th-century American artist’s etchings together with woodblock prints by the Japanese masters.

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $12; $10 college student/senior/military; $6 ages four-17; free for member/child under four. (843) 722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

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Addicted to Love

Addicted to Love


Event Date:
07/01/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/24/2016 - 8:00pm




Written by the co-founders of 34 West, Stephen Wayne and Jeff Querin, this romantic comedy follows an eager reporter who goes undercover at a high school. What happens when Mom falls in love with her daughter’s teacher? Find out in this high-energy play, featuring popular ’80s tunes by the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Robert Palmer. Audience members can purchase champagne cocktails, coke floats, and a variety of tasty treats. 34 West Theater Company, 200 Meeting St., #100. Days & times vary. $25. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org 

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Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style

Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style


Event Date:
07/21/2016 - 9:00am to 01/15/2017 - 5:00pm




High fashion comes at a high price, and that cost is often detrimental to more than just your pocket book. From delicate corsets crafted with whale bone to asphyxia-causing men’s high collars, explore the oddities of sartorial extravagance and its environment- and body-altering consequences in this Charleston Museum exhibit. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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New Weave Art Exhibit

New Weave Art Exhibit


Event Date:
07/29/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/04/2016 - 6:00pm




Contemporary art gallery The Southern has created an exhibit dedicated to the very clothes on our backs—or how they’re made, at least. New Weave, the gallery’s fourth exhibit of 2016, brings together fiber artists who use a variety of techniques—both old and new, natural and chemical—to craft their pieces. Featured Charleston-based artists Kristy Bishop (textile and fiber-dyeing artist) and Camela Guevara (seamstress) see their works joined by Asheville’s own textile expert Judit Just’s items in the exhibit. The collection kicks off with an opening reception on July 29 from 8-9:30 p.m., and Kristy Bishop brings the exhibit to a close with a two-day dyeing and weaving workshop on Sept. 3 and 4. The Southern, 2 Carlson Ct. Days & times vary. $195 for workshop (includes all materials and loom); free to see exhibit. (843)642-8020, www.thesouthern.gallery

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New Weave

New Weave


Event Date:
07/29/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/04/2016 - 8:00pm




Contemporary art gallery The Southern has created an exhibit dedicated to the very clothes on our backs—or how they’re made, at least. ”New Weave,” the gallery’s fourth exhibit of 2016, brings together fiber artists who use a variety of techniques—both old and new, natural and chemical—to craft their pieces. Check out work by Charleston-based artists Kristy Bishop (textile and fiber-dyeing) and Camela Guevara (seamstress) and Asheville textile expert Judit Just. Bishop brings the exhibit to a close with a two-day dyeing and weaving workshop on September 3 and 4. The Southern, 2 Carlson Ct. Days & times vary. Free; $195 for workshop. (843)642-8020, www.thesouthern.gallery

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“What is old is new again”

“What is old is new again”


Event Date:
08/01/2016 - 10:00am to 08/31/2016 - 10:00am




Much of the Holy City’s current cultural climate harkens back to the Charleston Renaissance of the early 20th century, when a generation of artists and writers introduced the beauty of the Lowcountry— from the French Quarter’s cobblestone streets to Rainbow Row—to the rest of the world. Visit Corrigan Gallery to view a collection of these influential artists’ works, including pieces by Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, Alfred Hutty, Anna Heyward Taylor, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, and Corrie McCallum. Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, 10am-5pm; Monday & Thursday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)722-9868, www.corrigangallery.com

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Principle VI

Principle VI


Event Date:
08/01/2016 - 10:00am to 09/15/2016 - 10:00am




Stop into “art hotel” The Vendue to peruse this exhibit featuring works by six renowned North American artists—Maya Kulenovic, Teresa Oaxaca, Paige Bradley, Jennifer Balkan, Daryl Zang, and Michele Kortbawi Wilk. All pieces on display, including traditional oil paintings, figurative paintings, bronze sculptures, self-portraits, and more, reflect the artists’ disparate backgrounds and expertise. The Vendue Hotel, 26 Vendue Range. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)727-4500, www.principlegallery.com

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The Charleston Museum Summer Camp

The Charleston Museum Summer Camp


Event Date:
08/03/2016 - 9:00am to 08/07/2016 - 9:00am




During this Charleston Museum camp, children ages six to 11 explore the institution’s collections and discover more about ancient Egypt, dinosaurs, pirates, and more. The price includes crafts, activities, and snacks. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-noon. $160; $130 member. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Charleston RiverDogs Games

Charleston RiverDogs Games


Event Date:
08/04/2016 - 7:05pm to 08/31/2016 - 7:05pm




Don’t let summer pass by without squeezing in another trip to the Joe! This month, the RiverDogs are playing the Greenville Drive, Rome Braves, Columbia Fireflies, and Hagerstown Suns, with plenty of fun promotions to keep the whole family entertained. On August 5, for example, they’ll be putting on their own version of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies; on the 8th, they don their old Charleston Rainbows uniforms for Rainbow Night; and the 22nd is Dog Day. Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St. Days & times vary. $21-$8. (843) 577-3647, www.riverdogs.com

August 4-10, 19-25, & 30-31

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Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love’s Labour’s Lost


Event Date:
08/04/2016 - 8:00pm to 08/14/2016 - 3:00pm




Tuck into Threshold Rep’s cozy Society Street theater to catch the company’s take on this Shakespeare comedy. The King of Navarre and his three companions resolve to abstain from women for three years in order to focus on study and fasting...but then they fall for the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies. Threshold Repertory Theater, 84 1/2 Society St. Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $25; $20 senior; $15 student. (843) 277-2172, charlestontheater.com

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"Untamed"

"Untamed"


Event Date:
08/05/2016 - 5:00pm to 08/26/2016 - 11:00am




Hailing from a small town in West Virginia, self-taught oil painter Adam Hall brings his visceral, expansive views of wilderness to the Lowcountry. Hall’s detailed landscapes—from roaring oceans to silent woods—evoke the feelings of wonder and contemplation often inspired by the ”untamed” natural world.  The artist discusses his work at an opening night reception Friday, August 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

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A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line


Event Date:
08/05/2016 - 8:00pm to 08/21/2016 - 3:00pm




Premiering in 1975, A Chorus Line was one of the longest-running musicals in Broadway history. The Tony Award-winning production follows 17 dancers as they compete for a coveted spot in a show on The Great White Way. Whether you’re a lifelong fan or one of the uninitiated, come see the spectacle that’s dazzled audiences for decades. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $35; $32 senior/military; $25 student. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels


Event Date:
08/07/2016 - 3:00pm to 08/23/2016 - 8:00pm




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

 

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Summer Champagne Celebration with Moet & Chandon

Summer Champagne Celebration with Moet & Chandon


Event Date: 08/08/2016 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm




FortyEight-A Wine Bar invites you to pop Moet and Chandon champagne to celebrate the final days of summer. Guests enjoy a Moet Ice cocktail, three varying Moet champagnes, hors d'oeuvres, and a Moet gift. FortyEight, 165 Village Green Lane, Kiawah Island. Monday, 4:30-6pm. $32. (843)768-6491, www.freshfieldsvillage.com 

 
Rocket man: A tribute to Sir Elton John

Rocket man: A tribute to Sir Elton John


Event Date: 08/08/2016 - 7:00pm




He’s had 56 top-40 singles in the United States, seven number-one albums from 1972 to 1975, and more than 250 million records sold worldwide, and he holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time. Experience Sir Elton John’s unforgettable performances through Tokyo Joe’s Rocket Man tribute show, complete with exact costume replicas (including John’s trademark sunglasses). Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25-$20; $15 student. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
An Evening with Bill Maher

An Evening with Bill Maher


Event Date: 08/08/2016 - 8:00pm




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

 
Gay Bingo

Gay Bingo


Event Date: 08/09/2016 - 6:00pm




“B-1” of the South Carolinians dedicated to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic that continues to affect Lowcountry residents by participating in this philanthropic night that puts the “fun” in “fund-raise.” Join Lowcountry AIDS Services (LAS), Charleston Pride, and hostess and “Camp Queen of the Carolinas” Patti O’Furniture in LAS’s first Gay Bingo night since 2001. With the theme “That ’70s Bingo: It’s Not Your Grandma’s Game!” participants are encouraged to wear costumes and have a ball as they compete for prizes, chow down on food-truck fare, and sip on local brews. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Tuesday, 6pm. $50-$25. (843)747-2273, www.charlestongaybingo.org

 
Be A Mentor Charity Beverage Tasting

Be A Mentor Charity Beverage Tasting


Event Date: 08/10/2016 - 5:30pm




Escape the Charleston heat at The Glass Onion with a charity beverage tasting event supporting Be A Mentor, an organization that enables underserved children in the Charleston community to develop positive, long-lasting relationships with caring adults who encourage them to reach their full potential. Enjoy a selection of champagne, champagne cocktails, and sparkling wines paired with small bites. Five dollars of every ticket benefits the Be A Mentor program—find tickets here. The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Highway. Wednesday, 5:30pm-7:30pm. $10. (843)554-5987, www.ilovetheglassonion.com

 
Ray LaMontagne

Ray LaMontagne


Event Date: 08/10/2016 - 7:00pm




Grammy Award-winning vocalist Ray LaMontagne stops in North Charleston during his North American tour in support of his sixth studio album. NPR’s All Songs Considered dubbed Ouroboros—written by LaMontagne and produced by Ray and Jim James of My Morning Jacket—“incredible.” Don’t miss the chance to hear it live. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Wednesday, 7 p.m. $69.50-$35. (843) 529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy & Bess Curator Tour

Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy & Bess Curator Tour


Event Date: 08/11/2016 - 2:30pm




This informative tour allows guests to explore scenes from Gershwin’s famed opera, Porgy and Bess, through the eyes of both contemporary and 1930s-era artists (including Gershwin himself). Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Thursday, 2:30-3:30pm. $12; $10 senior/college student/military; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four/member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally

Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally


Event Date: 08/11/2016 - 7:00pm




Grab some popcorn and prepare to laugh as two power comedians, Nick Offerman from NBC’s Parks & Recreation and Megan Mullally from NBC’s Will & Grace (she was also a recurring guest star on Parks & Rec), come together to expose the hilarious truths of their offscreen marriage. Taking a break from television, these award-winning talents bring their comedy tour to the Lowcountry. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday, 7pm doors; 8pm show. $59.50-$39.50. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
Music to Your Mouth

Music to Your Mouth


Event Date: 08/11/2016 - 7:00pm




Settle into the gorgeous Cedar Room at The Cigar Factory for a family-style Southern supper crafted by Charleston chefs Jeremiah Bacon, Mike Lata, and John Lewis, who team up with Montage Palmetto Bluff's Nathan Beriau and Drew Dzejak. A portion of proceeds benefits Second Helpings, a Lowcountry hunger relief nonprofit. 701 East Bay St. Thursday, 7-11p.m. $175. (843)706-6449, www.musictoyourmouth.com

 
Abby’s Friends Golf Classic & Gala

Abby’s Friends Golf Classic & Gala


Event Date: 08/12/2016 - 12:00pm




You know you’ve been looking for a good excuse to gather some friends or colleagues and hit the links. This tournament supporting Abby’s Friends, a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds for type 1 diabetes research, is just the thing. Compete on Daniel Island’s Beresford Creek or Ralston Creek course, then join other participants at the Evening Gala, complete with live and silent auctions, gourmet food stations, cocktails, and entertainment by party band Plane Jane. Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island. Friday, noon golf; 7 p.m. gala. $5,500-$2,000 golf foursome; $175 evening gala.(843) 364-6731, www.abbysfriends.org

 
lgbtlol: A Night of Comedy

lgbtlol: A Night of Comedy


Event Date: 08/12/2016 - 8:00pm




Charleston Music Hall and Charleston Pride present a stacked lineup of South Carolina comedians for a night of laugh-till-it-hurts hilarity. Hosted by Columbia native Jenn Snyder, the event features Charleston-based headliner Jeremy McLellan, who has performed with nationally recognized comics Todd Barry (Louie), T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley), and Tig Notaro. Columbia-based Topher Riddle and Zack Kennedy and Charleston’s own Lily Slay round out the roster. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 8pm. $10. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Charleston Pride Parade & Festival

Charleston Pride Parade & Festival


Event Date: 08/13/2016 - 10:00am




As the seventh annual Charleston Pride Week comes to a close, join hundreds of supporters for a parade led by grand marshal Mayor John Tecklenburg. Afterward, stick around for the Charleston Pride Festival in Brittlebank Park, where food trucks, libations, DJs, and live performances by “I Think We’re Alone Now” songstress Tiffany and Glee star Alex Newell cap off the Pride calendar. Parade: starts at Wragg Mall, 7 Wragg St. Saturday, 9am; $25 float; $15 walking; free for spectator. Festival: Brittlebank Park, 0 Lockwood Blvd. Saturday, 10am. Free. (843)410-9924, www.charlestonpride.org

 
Plantation Singers’ 20th Anniversary Concert Celebration

Plantation Singers’ 20th Anniversary Concert Celebration


Event Date: 08/13/2016 - 4:00pm




Professional a cappella group The Plantation Singers of Charleston come to the Music Hall for an evening of foot-tapping, hand-clapping entertainment. Known for its uplifting Gullah spirituals, the group has brought the joy of this sacred Lowcountry music to Italy, South Korea, Spain, Scotland (where they performed before the prince!), and beyond. Gather family and friends for this free anniversary celebration.Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 4pm. Free. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Dick Holliday & The Bamboo Gang

Dick Holliday & The Bamboo Gang


Event Date: 08/13/2016 - 8:00pm




To celebrate its 44th anniversary, The Windjammer is bringing back some of its favorite performers, Chicago-based Dick Holliday and the Bamboo Gang. Enjoy the group’s rock- and Caribbean-infused tunes from the outdoor patio, or find a spot near the stage for prime listening. The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. Saturday, 8pm. $10. (843)886-8596, www.the-windjammer.com

 
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Thursday Night Bluegrass at Bar Mash

Thursday Night Bluegrass at Bar Mash


Event Date:
04/21/2016 - 7:00pm to 12/29/2016 - 7:00pm




Swing by the new East Bay hot spot, Bar Mash, every Thursday night and enjoy a different local bluegrass band while sipping on beer, wine, or craft cocktails. Start your weekend festivities early at this cozy bar with an impressive whiskey list and delectable snacks including fried oysters and boudin, ham hock rillete, and mushroom toast. Mercantile and Mash, 701 East Bay St. Free. Thursdays, 7-11pm. (843) 793-2636, www.mercandmash.com

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New York Academy of Art Exhibition

New York Academy of Art Exhibition


Event Date:
05/26/2016 - 10:00am to 10/18/2016 - 10:00am




More than 30 pieces by 22 of the most talented and progressive artists from the New York Academy of Art are on display at Charleston’s Vendue Hotel. Visitors can see works in various media from the people who are helping to steer the direction of the contemporary art scene in the United States. The Vendue Hotel, 19 Vendue Range. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)577-7970, www.thevendue.com

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New York Academy of Art Exhibition

New York Academy of Art Exhibition


Event Date:
05/26/2016 - 6:00pm to 10/18/2016 - 6:00pm




More than 40 pieces by 22 of the most talented and progressive artists from the New York Academy of Art are on display at Charleston’s Vendue Hotel. Visitors can see works in various media from the people who are helping to steer the direction of the contemporary art scene in the United States. The exhibit runs until October, but don’t miss the opening reception on May 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

The Vendue, 19 Vendue Range. Daily. Free. (843)577-7970, www.thevendue.com

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”Beyond Catfish row: The Art of Porgy and Bess”

”Beyond Catfish row: The Art of Porgy and Bess”


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 10:00am




After an 18-month-long the Gibbes Museum of Art reopens with a brand-new exhibit. Gain new insight into Porgy and Bess through an exhibition of works of art interpreting the famed 1934 opera. Find paintings from the 1930s, including those by realist George Biddle, who illustrated the original libretto; Henry Botkin; and George Gershwin himself. Also included are more recent interpretations by contemporary artists Kara Walker and Jonathan Green, who is the visual designer for the festival’s production of the show (read more about him on page 106). 

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South

The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 1:00pm




This exhibit showcases paintings, sculpture, and photography by nationally recognized contemporary artists including Bo Bartlett, Deborah Luster, and Sally Mann. These artists seek to dissect and digest racial tension and reconciliation in the Holy City in light of the 2015 Emanuel AME Church shooting. The Gibbes Museum of Art invites the Charleston community and visitors to join together to explore the difficult history of race relations in the South. 

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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The Art of Porgy and Bess” & “The Things We Carry

The Art of Porgy and Bess” & “The Things We Carry


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 10:00am




“It’s hard for me not to choose the two exhibitions that launch the reopening of the Gibbes after an 18-month-long major restoration and renovation. ‘The Art of Porgy and Bess’ uses paintings and more to explain the impact the opera has had in portraying Charleston to the wider world from its very first production through today. ‘The Things We Carry’ responds to last summer’s tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME through the work of 10 outstanding contemporary Southern artists who are winners or finalists of our 1858 Prize.”

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; & Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $12; $10 senior/military/college student with I.D.; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four.

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Coastal Fiesta

Coastal Fiesta


Event Date:
06/22/2016 - 6:00pm to 08/17/2016 - 8:00pm




Palmetto Hall hosts a build your own taco bar for families to spend an evening swimming and enjoying a festive dinner! The taco bar includes bay scallop ceviche, chipolte glazed pork loin, peel and eat shrimp, mixed green salad with roasted corn, house made tortilla chips with pico de gallo, guacamole and queso, and fruit tarts and churros for dessert with assorted dipping sauces. Enjoy the indoor/outdoor seating and full use of the swim center pool. While the kids swim, adults are welcome to unlimited house selection margaritas, house wine, and beer from 6-8pm for $20. Tickets $40; $15 children; free children 3 and under. Reservations required (843)886-2307 

 
Fishing for Miracles

Fishing for Miracles


Event Date:
08/18/2016 - 5:00pm to 08/20/2016 - 6:30pm




Reel in for real change at the 23rd annual King Mackerel Tournament at the Ripley Light Yacht Club. With 100 percent of the proceeds going to MUSC Children’s Hospital‘s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina, every rod cast makes a difference in the lives of Lowcountry children. Catching the tournament’s largest fish nets you a $25,000 grand prize, but there are thousands more dollars to be won when the three-day event concludes Saturday evening. Ripley Light Yacht Club, 95 Rebellion Rd. Thursday, 5pm; Friday & Saturday, 6:30am. $350 per boat; $50 per person for Inshore Tournament. (843)214-1408, www.fishingformiracles.org

 
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“Whistler & Japonisme”

“Whistler & Japonisme”


Event Date:
07/01/2016 - 1:00pm to 11/27/2016 - 1:00pm




If you haven’t toured the gorgeously renovated Gibbes Museum of Art, let this special exhibit—one of four currently on display—be your excuse to spend a hot July day within its cool environs. “Whistler and Japonisme” examines the Asian influences on the art of James McNeill Whistler, bringing the 19th-century American artist’s etchings together with woodblock prints by the Japanese masters.

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $12; $10 college student/senior/military; $6 ages four-17; free for member/child under four. (843) 722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

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Addicted to Love

Addicted to Love


Event Date:
07/01/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/24/2016 - 8:00pm




Written by the co-founders of 34 West, Stephen Wayne and Jeff Querin, this romantic comedy follows an eager reporter who goes undercover at a high school. What happens when Mom falls in love with her daughter’s teacher? Find out in this high-energy play, featuring popular ’80s tunes by the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Robert Palmer. Audience members can purchase champagne cocktails, coke floats, and a variety of tasty treats. 34 West Theater Company, 200 Meeting St., #100. Days & times vary. $25. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org 

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Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style

Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style


Event Date:
07/21/2016 - 9:00am to 01/15/2017 - 5:00pm




High fashion comes at a high price, and that cost is often detrimental to more than just your pocket book. From delicate corsets crafted with whale bone to asphyxia-causing men’s high collars, explore the oddities of sartorial extravagance and its environment- and body-altering consequences in this Charleston Museum exhibit. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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New Weave Art Exhibit

New Weave Art Exhibit


Event Date:
07/29/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/04/2016 - 6:00pm




Contemporary art gallery The Southern has created an exhibit dedicated to the very clothes on our backs—or how they’re made, at least. New Weave, the gallery’s fourth exhibit of 2016, brings together fiber artists who use a variety of techniques—both old and new, natural and chemical—to craft their pieces. Featured Charleston-based artists Kristy Bishop (textile and fiber-dyeing artist) and Camela Guevara (seamstress) see their works joined by Asheville’s own textile expert Judit Just’s items in the exhibit. The collection kicks off with an opening reception on July 29 from 8-9:30 p.m., and Kristy Bishop brings the exhibit to a close with a two-day dyeing and weaving workshop on Sept. 3 and 4. The Southern, 2 Carlson Ct. Days & times vary. $195 for workshop (includes all materials and loom); free to see exhibit. (843)642-8020, www.thesouthern.gallery

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New Weave

New Weave


Event Date:
07/29/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/04/2016 - 8:00pm




Contemporary art gallery The Southern has created an exhibit dedicated to the very clothes on our backs—or how they’re made, at least. ”New Weave,” the gallery’s fourth exhibit of 2016, brings together fiber artists who use a variety of techniques—both old and new, natural and chemical—to craft their pieces. Check out work by Charleston-based artists Kristy Bishop (textile and fiber-dyeing) and Camela Guevara (seamstress) and Asheville textile expert Judit Just. Bishop brings the exhibit to a close with a two-day dyeing and weaving workshop on September 3 and 4. The Southern, 2 Carlson Ct. Days & times vary. Free; $195 for workshop. (843)642-8020, www.thesouthern.gallery

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“What is old is new again”

“What is old is new again”


Event Date:
08/01/2016 - 10:00am to 08/31/2016 - 10:00am




Much of the Holy City’s current cultural climate harkens back to the Charleston Renaissance of the early 20th century, when a generation of artists and writers introduced the beauty of the Lowcountry— from the French Quarter’s cobblestone streets to Rainbow Row—to the rest of the world. Visit Corrigan Gallery to view a collection of these influential artists’ works, including pieces by Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, Alfred Hutty, Anna Heyward Taylor, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, and Corrie McCallum. Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, 10am-5pm; Monday & Thursday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)722-9868, www.corrigangallery.com

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Principle VI

Principle VI


Event Date:
08/01/2016 - 10:00am to 09/15/2016 - 10:00am




Stop into “art hotel” The Vendue to peruse this exhibit featuring works by six renowned North American artists—Maya Kulenovic, Teresa Oaxaca, Paige Bradley, Jennifer Balkan, Daryl Zang, and Michele Kortbawi Wilk. All pieces on display, including traditional oil paintings, figurative paintings, bronze sculptures, self-portraits, and more, reflect the artists’ disparate backgrounds and expertise. The Vendue Hotel, 26 Vendue Range. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)727-4500, www.principlegallery.com

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Charleston RiverDogs Games

Charleston RiverDogs Games


Event Date:
08/04/2016 - 7:05pm to 08/31/2016 - 7:05pm




Don’t let summer pass by without squeezing in another trip to the Joe! This month, the RiverDogs are playing the Greenville Drive, Rome Braves, Columbia Fireflies, and Hagerstown Suns, with plenty of fun promotions to keep the whole family entertained. On August 5, for example, they’ll be putting on their own version of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies; on the 8th, they don their old Charleston Rainbows uniforms for Rainbow Night; and the 22nd is Dog Day. Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St. Days & times vary. $21-$8. (843) 577-3647, www.riverdogs.com

August 4-10, 19-25, & 30-31

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Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love’s Labour’s Lost


Event Date:
08/04/2016 - 8:00pm to 08/14/2016 - 3:00pm




Tuck into Threshold Rep’s cozy Society Street theater to catch the company’s take on this Shakespeare comedy. The King of Navarre and his three companions resolve to abstain from women for three years in order to focus on study and fasting...but then they fall for the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies. Threshold Repertory Theater, 84 1/2 Society St. Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $25; $20 senior; $15 student. (843) 277-2172, charlestontheater.com

 
 
 
 
 
“BricksAlive”

“BricksAlive”


Event Date:
08/19/2016 - 9:00am to 08/31/2016 - 9:00am




Life-size LEGO creatures have taken over the Aquarium! Bring the kids to ogle 12 sculptures of species that live in our state, such as a bald eagle, sea turtle, and octopus. Visitors can contribute to the exhibit (on view indefinitely) by adding LEGOs to an ever-changing coral reef. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $29.95-$17.95. (843) 577-3474, www.scaquarium.com

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"Untamed"

"Untamed"


Event Date:
08/05/2016 - 5:00pm to 08/26/2016 - 11:00am




Hailing from a small town in West Virginia, self-taught oil painter Adam Hall brings his visceral, expansive views of wilderness to the Lowcountry. Hall’s detailed landscapes—from roaring oceans to silent woods—evoke the feelings of wonder and contemplation often inspired by the ”untamed” natural world.  The artist discusses his work at an opening night reception Friday, August 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

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A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line


Event Date:
08/05/2016 - 8:00pm to 08/21/2016 - 3:00pm




Premiering in 1975, A Chorus Line was one of the longest-running musicals in Broadway history. The Tony Award-winning production follows 17 dancers as they compete for a coveted spot in a show on The Great White Way. Whether you’re a lifelong fan or one of the uninitiated, come see the spectacle that’s dazzled audiences for decades. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $35; $32 senior/military; $25 student. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels


Event Date:
08/07/2016 - 3:00pm to 08/23/2016 - 8:00pm




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

 

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CHARLESTON SPRINT TRIATHLON

CHARLESTON SPRINT TRIATHLON


Event Date: 08/14/2016 - 7:15am




Swim, bike, and run in the Lowcountry’s ultimate fitness event, the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series. Competitors complete a 600-yard freshwater swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K flat run before crossing the finish line. Athletes participate in divisions ranging from high school to open/elite in this last race of the summer’s triathlon series. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Sunday, 7:15am. $65-$47. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Toad the Wet Sprocket

Toad the Wet Sprocket


Event Date: 08/14/2016 - 8:00pm




Twenty-five years ago, four California teens adopted a jokey Monty Python moniker for a gig in southern Santa Barbara, and alt-rock group Toad the Wet Sprocket was born. The foursome has built up a devoted fanbase with Billboard chart-topping hits like “All I Want” and “Walk on the Ocean.” Listen to Glen Phillips and Todd Nichols on lead vocals and guitar, Dean Dinning on bass and vocals, and Randy Guss on drums as they croon old favorites as well as popular tunes from their latest album, 2013’s New Constellation. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Sunday, 8pm.$35-$29.50; $110 VIP. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
 
 
Train & Andy Grammer

Train & Andy Grammer


Event Date: 08/17/2016 - 7:30pm




Award-winning alt-rock group Train makes a stop at Charleston’s Volvo Car Stadium hot off the debut of their album Train Does Led Zeppelin II, a track-by-track remake of the ’70s rock group’s second album. With Train’s oeuvre spanning from the ’90s to the present—including hits like “Drops of Jupiter” and this decade’s “Drive By”—pop-rock enthusiasts and casual radio listeners of all ages find themselves singing and dancing along. Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer also performs a set of his own sunshine-streaked pop tunes like “Honey, I’m Good” and “Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah).” Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island. Wednesday, 6pm doors; 7:30pm show. $71-$26. (800)677-2293,  www.familycircletenniscenter.com

 
Jazz in the Courtyard

Jazz in the Courtyard


Event Date: 08/18/2016 - 6:00pm




Music is in the air at the Reinert Fine Art and Sculpture Gallery. Art lovers of the Lowcountry treat themselves to complimentary wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres as they listen to live tunes provided by professional musicians Jazz Acoustic. Reinert Fine Art & Sculpture Garden Gallery, 179 King St. Thursday, 6-8pm. Free. (843)694-2445, www.reinertfineart.com

 
 
Barre in The Cedar Room

Barre in The Cedar Room


Event Date: 08/20/2016 - 9:00am




What better place to participate in a relaxing yoga session than in a historic 7,500 square foot venue? The Cedar Room, with its wood columns, hardwood floors, and rustic brick windows, transforms into a Barre studio for the morning as Jess Ross of Barre Evolution leads an hour-long yoga session. Simply bring your yoga mat and plenty of water, and get ready for a morning of mind-clearing exercise. The Cedar Room, 701 East Bay St. Saturday, 9am. $10. (843)723-3685, www.thecedarroom.com

 
Nathalie Dupree Cookbook Signing

Nathalie Dupree Cookbook Signing


Event Date: 08/20/2016 -
11:00am to 1:00pm




Looking to master the art of making biscuits? Look no further, Nathalie Dupree has discovered the secret. And just our luck—she has shared her secret recipes with the world in her recently published cookbook, Southern Biscuits. Join Dupree as she signs copies of her cookbook at Mercantile and Mash. Mercantile and Mash, 701 E Bay St. Saturday, 11am-1pm. Free. (843) 793-2636, www.mercandmash.com. 

 
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Thursday Night Bluegrass at Bar Mash

Thursday Night Bluegrass at Bar Mash


Event Date:
04/21/2016 - 7:00pm to 12/29/2016 - 7:00pm




Swing by the new East Bay hot spot, Bar Mash, every Thursday night and enjoy a different local bluegrass band while sipping on beer, wine, or craft cocktails. Start your weekend festivities early at this cozy bar with an impressive whiskey list and delectable snacks including fried oysters and boudin, ham hock rillete, and mushroom toast. Mercantile and Mash, 701 East Bay St. Free. Thursdays, 7-11pm. (843) 793-2636, www.mercandmash.com

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New York Academy of Art Exhibition

New York Academy of Art Exhibition


Event Date:
05/26/2016 - 10:00am to 10/18/2016 - 10:00am




More than 30 pieces by 22 of the most talented and progressive artists from the New York Academy of Art are on display at Charleston’s Vendue Hotel. Visitors can see works in various media from the people who are helping to steer the direction of the contemporary art scene in the United States. The Vendue Hotel, 19 Vendue Range. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)577-7970, www.thevendue.com

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New York Academy of Art Exhibition

New York Academy of Art Exhibition


Event Date:
05/26/2016 - 6:00pm to 10/18/2016 - 6:00pm




More than 40 pieces by 22 of the most talented and progressive artists from the New York Academy of Art are on display at Charleston’s Vendue Hotel. Visitors can see works in various media from the people who are helping to steer the direction of the contemporary art scene in the United States. The exhibit runs until October, but don’t miss the opening reception on May 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

The Vendue, 19 Vendue Range. Daily. Free. (843)577-7970, www.thevendue.com

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”Beyond Catfish row: The Art of Porgy and Bess”

”Beyond Catfish row: The Art of Porgy and Bess”


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 10:00am




After an 18-month-long the Gibbes Museum of Art reopens with a brand-new exhibit. Gain new insight into Porgy and Bess through an exhibition of works of art interpreting the famed 1934 opera. Find paintings from the 1930s, including those by realist George Biddle, who illustrated the original libretto; Henry Botkin; and George Gershwin himself. Also included are more recent interpretations by contemporary artists Kara Walker and Jonathan Green, who is the visual designer for the festival’s production of the show (read more about him on page 106). 

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South

The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 1:00pm




This exhibit showcases paintings, sculpture, and photography by nationally recognized contemporary artists including Bo Bartlett, Deborah Luster, and Sally Mann. These artists seek to dissect and digest racial tension and reconciliation in the Holy City in light of the 2015 Emanuel AME Church shooting. The Gibbes Museum of Art invites the Charleston community and visitors to join together to explore the difficult history of race relations in the South. 

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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The Art of Porgy and Bess” & “The Things We Carry

The Art of Porgy and Bess” & “The Things We Carry


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 10:00am




“It’s hard for me not to choose the two exhibitions that launch the reopening of the Gibbes after an 18-month-long major restoration and renovation. ‘The Art of Porgy and Bess’ uses paintings and more to explain the impact the opera has had in portraying Charleston to the wider world from its very first production through today. ‘The Things We Carry’ responds to last summer’s tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME through the work of 10 outstanding contemporary Southern artists who are winners or finalists of our 1858 Prize.”

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; & Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $12; $10 senior/military/college student with I.D.; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four.

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“Whistler & Japonisme”

“Whistler & Japonisme”


Event Date:
07/01/2016 - 1:00pm to 11/27/2016 - 1:00pm




If you haven’t toured the gorgeously renovated Gibbes Museum of Art, let this special exhibit—one of four currently on display—be your excuse to spend a hot July day within its cool environs. “Whistler and Japonisme” examines the Asian influences on the art of James McNeill Whistler, bringing the 19th-century American artist’s etchings together with woodblock prints by the Japanese masters.

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $12; $10 college student/senior/military; $6 ages four-17; free for member/child under four. (843) 722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

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Addicted to Love

Addicted to Love


Event Date:
07/01/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/24/2016 - 8:00pm




Written by the co-founders of 34 West, Stephen Wayne and Jeff Querin, this romantic comedy follows an eager reporter who goes undercover at a high school. What happens when Mom falls in love with her daughter’s teacher? Find out in this high-energy play, featuring popular ’80s tunes by the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Robert Palmer. Audience members can purchase champagne cocktails, coke floats, and a variety of tasty treats. 34 West Theater Company, 200 Meeting St., #100. Days & times vary. $25. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org 

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Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style

Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style


Event Date:
07/21/2016 - 9:00am to 01/15/2017 - 5:00pm




High fashion comes at a high price, and that cost is often detrimental to more than just your pocket book. From delicate corsets crafted with whale bone to asphyxia-causing men’s high collars, explore the oddities of sartorial extravagance and its environment- and body-altering consequences in this Charleston Museum exhibit. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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New Weave Art Exhibit

New Weave Art Exhibit


Event Date:
07/29/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/04/2016 - 6:00pm




Contemporary art gallery The Southern has created an exhibit dedicated to the very clothes on our backs—or how they’re made, at least. New Weave, the gallery’s fourth exhibit of 2016, brings together fiber artists who use a variety of techniques—both old and new, natural and chemical—to craft their pieces. Featured Charleston-based artists Kristy Bishop (textile and fiber-dyeing artist) and Camela Guevara (seamstress) see their works joined by Asheville’s own textile expert Judit Just’s items in the exhibit. The collection kicks off with an opening reception on July 29 from 8-9:30 p.m., and Kristy Bishop brings the exhibit to a close with a two-day dyeing and weaving workshop on Sept. 3 and 4. The Southern, 2 Carlson Ct. Days & times vary. $195 for workshop (includes all materials and loom); free to see exhibit. (843)642-8020, www.thesouthern.gallery

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New Weave

New Weave


Event Date:
07/29/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/04/2016 - 8:00pm




Contemporary art gallery The Southern has created an exhibit dedicated to the very clothes on our backs—or how they’re made, at least. ”New Weave,” the gallery’s fourth exhibit of 2016, brings together fiber artists who use a variety of techniques—both old and new, natural and chemical—to craft their pieces. Check out work by Charleston-based artists Kristy Bishop (textile and fiber-dyeing) and Camela Guevara (seamstress) and Asheville textile expert Judit Just. Bishop brings the exhibit to a close with a two-day dyeing and weaving workshop on September 3 and 4. The Southern, 2 Carlson Ct. Days & times vary. Free; $195 for workshop. (843)642-8020, www.thesouthern.gallery

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“What is old is new again”

“What is old is new again”


Event Date:
08/01/2016 - 10:00am to 08/31/2016 - 10:00am




Much of the Holy City’s current cultural climate harkens back to the Charleston Renaissance of the early 20th century, when a generation of artists and writers introduced the beauty of the Lowcountry— from the French Quarter’s cobblestone streets to Rainbow Row—to the rest of the world. Visit Corrigan Gallery to view a collection of these influential artists’ works, including pieces by Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, Alfred Hutty, Anna Heyward Taylor, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, and Corrie McCallum. Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, 10am-5pm; Monday & Thursday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)722-9868, www.corrigangallery.com

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Principle VI

Principle VI


Event Date:
08/01/2016 - 10:00am to 09/15/2016 - 10:00am




Stop into “art hotel” The Vendue to peruse this exhibit featuring works by six renowned North American artists—Maya Kulenovic, Teresa Oaxaca, Paige Bradley, Jennifer Balkan, Daryl Zang, and Michele Kortbawi Wilk. All pieces on display, including traditional oil paintings, figurative paintings, bronze sculptures, self-portraits, and more, reflect the artists’ disparate backgrounds and expertise. The Vendue Hotel, 26 Vendue Range. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)727-4500, www.principlegallery.com

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Charleston RiverDogs Games

Charleston RiverDogs Games


Event Date:
08/04/2016 - 7:05pm to 08/31/2016 - 7:05pm




Don’t let summer pass by without squeezing in another trip to the Joe! This month, the RiverDogs are playing the Greenville Drive, Rome Braves, Columbia Fireflies, and Hagerstown Suns, with plenty of fun promotions to keep the whole family entertained. On August 5, for example, they’ll be putting on their own version of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies; on the 8th, they don their old Charleston Rainbows uniforms for Rainbow Night; and the 22nd is Dog Day. Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St. Days & times vary. $21-$8. (843) 577-3647, www.riverdogs.com

August 4-10, 19-25, & 30-31

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"Untamed"

"Untamed"


Event Date:
08/05/2016 - 5:00pm to 08/26/2016 - 11:00am




Hailing from a small town in West Virginia, self-taught oil painter Adam Hall brings his visceral, expansive views of wilderness to the Lowcountry. Hall’s detailed landscapes—from roaring oceans to silent woods—evoke the feelings of wonder and contemplation often inspired by the ”untamed” natural world.  The artist discusses his work at an opening night reception Friday, August 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

 
 
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A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line


Event Date:
08/05/2016 - 8:00pm to 08/21/2016 - 3:00pm




Premiering in 1975, A Chorus Line was one of the longest-running musicals in Broadway history. The Tony Award-winning production follows 17 dancers as they compete for a coveted spot in a show on The Great White Way. Whether you’re a lifelong fan or one of the uninitiated, come see the spectacle that’s dazzled audiences for decades. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $35; $32 senior/military; $25 student. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

 
 
Crowell A. Pate IV

Crowell A. Pate IV


Event Date:
08/23/2016 - 10:00am to 04/27/2017 - 10:00am




Visiting artist Crowell A. Pate IV, an Alabama native, invites viewers to access the hidden depths of the subconscious with his Gibbes Museum of Art exhibit. The sculptor works intuitively, allowing his responses to specific materials—including wood, leather, twine, metal, and even grass—to guide his creative process. Pate is in town to discuss his work during the opening days of the exhibit. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student/military; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels


Event Date:
08/07/2016 - 3:00pm to 08/23/2016 - 8:00pm




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

 

 
 
 
Do or Die: Affect, Ritual, Resistance

Do or Die: Affect, Ritual, Resistance


Event Date:
08/26/2016 - 11:00am to 10/08/2016 - 11:00am




Visual and performance artist Fahamu Pecou attempts to recontextualize the African-American experience through artwork that challenges the stereotypes projected onto the black form in the public realm. Reflecting on the history of violence towards black bodies—from slavery to the Jim Crow South to the Emanuel AME massacre—Pecou’s solo exhibition serves as both a “space of resistance” and a place for hope. The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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“BricksAlive”

“BricksAlive”


Event Date:
08/19/2016 - 9:00am to 08/31/2016 - 9:00am




Life-size LEGO creatures have taken over the Aquarium! Bring the kids to ogle 12 sculptures of species that live in our state, such as a bald eagle, sea turtle, and octopus. Visitors can contribute to the exhibit (on view indefinitely) by adding LEGOs to an ever-changing coral reef. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $29.95-$17.95. (843) 577-3474, www.scaquarium.com

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August Pig Pickin’ at The Macintosh

August Pig Pickin’ at The Macintosh


Event Date: 08/23/2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm




Go hog-wild at the Macintosh Pig Pickin’! Stop by the Macintosh courtyard patio to enjoy a whole roasted hog from Holy City Hogs, slow roasted by chef Jermiah Bacon. Fill your plate with beloved summertime sides including pickles, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, baked beans, cole slaw, and freshly baked bread. Seminar Brewing will provide a selection of local bear, and live musical entertainment will be provided by The Bluestone Ramblers. The Macintosh, 479 King St. Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm. $45. (843)789-4299, themacintoshcharleston.com

 
 
Gibbes Museum of Art’s permanent collection curator-led tour

Gibbes Museum of Art’s permanent collection curator-led tour


Event Date: 08/25/2016 - 2:30pm




Join the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Curator of Collections, Sara Arnold, for an exploration of artwork inspired by our region’s unique landscape and cultural heritage. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting. St. Thursday, 2:30-3:30pm. $12; $10 senior/college student/military; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706,  www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
“Do or Die: Affect, Ritual, Resistance”

“Do or Die: Affect, Ritual, Resistance”


Event Date:
08/26/2016 - 11:00am to 10/08/2016 - 11:00am




Fahamu Pecou, an Atlanta-based visual artist whose work is found in the collections of such institutions as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, presents an exhibit including performance, painting, drawing, and video. In his words, “‘Do or Die’ is a different type of spectacle, one that distances itself from the terror and violence typically associated with black bodies. It affirms life and life beyond. It reclaims what was lost, turning our gaze inward and ultimately forward.” The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (843) 953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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Francis Marion Dirt Dash

Francis Marion Dirt Dash


Event Date: 08/27/2016 - 7:30am




Put your toughness to the test in Eagle Endurance’s annual race. Runners follow the scenic, winding paths of the forest in a half marathon or 12K. All participants receive a medal and a pint glass stamped with the event logo upon crossing the finish line. Francis Marion National Forest, 5821 Highway 17 N., Awendaw. Saturday, 7:30am. $75 half marathon; $50 12K. (843)478-1779, www.eagle-endurance.com

 
Hot Nights & Holy City

Hot Nights & Holy City


Event Date: 08/27/2016 - 6:00pm




Spend the evening in air-conditioned Middleton Place Pavilion enjoying sustainably caught seafood dishes paired with seasonal beers from Holy City Brewing. The event partners Middleton Place Restaurant with the SC Aquarium’s Good Catch program, an initiative promoting healthy fisheries and responsibly harvested seafood. Those who attend receive 10 percent off room rates at the Inn at Middleton Place. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Saturday, 6-9 p.m. $75. (843) 566-6060, middletonplace.org

 
Ballpark Festival of Beers

Ballpark Festival of Beers


Event Date: 08/27/2016 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm




Ales and stouts and lagers- oh my! Revel in the final days of summer by raising a glass to Joe Riley Park’s Festival of Beers. Guest will sample from over over 100 American and international beers while snacking on Kickin’ Chicken and other local food vendors. Opt out of drinking and be the heroic Designated Driver for the day for a discounted ticket price, all while still enjoying the food and fun. Cool off with King of Pops Grapefruit IPA Popsicle while acoustic string band Blue Plantation provides a soundtrack for the evening. Joe Riley Park, 360 Fishburne St. Saturday, 7-10pm. $60 VIP; $35 at RiverDogs box office; $30 at all Kickin’ Chicken locations; $15 DD wristbands for non-drinkers. (843)723-7241, www.rileyparkevents.com

 
Race for the Ark

Race for the Ark


Event Date: 08/27/2016 - 7:45pm




With locations across the greater Charleston area, The ARK Alzheimer’s Family Support Services provides programs to relieve family members from the stress of full-time caregiving. Participate in the organization’s 17th annual Race for The ARK by competing in a 5K or the one-mile fun run. Proceeds benefit several hundred families caring for loved ones suffering from dementia. 206 Central Ave., Summerville. Saturday, 7:45am 5K start; 8:45am one-mile start. $30-$15. (843)832-2357, www.thearkofsc.org

 
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Thursday Night Bluegrass at Bar Mash

Thursday Night Bluegrass at Bar Mash


Event Date:
04/21/2016 - 7:00pm to 12/29/2016 - 7:00pm




Swing by the new East Bay hot spot, Bar Mash, every Thursday night and enjoy a different local bluegrass band while sipping on beer, wine, or craft cocktails. Start your weekend festivities early at this cozy bar with an impressive whiskey list and delectable snacks including fried oysters and boudin, ham hock rillete, and mushroom toast. Mercantile and Mash, 701 East Bay St. Free. Thursdays, 7-11pm. (843) 793-2636, www.mercandmash.com

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New York Academy of Art Exhibition

New York Academy of Art Exhibition


Event Date:
05/26/2016 - 10:00am to 10/18/2016 - 10:00am




More than 30 pieces by 22 of the most talented and progressive artists from the New York Academy of Art are on display at Charleston’s Vendue Hotel. Visitors can see works in various media from the people who are helping to steer the direction of the contemporary art scene in the United States. The Vendue Hotel, 19 Vendue Range. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)577-7970, www.thevendue.com

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New York Academy of Art Exhibition

New York Academy of Art Exhibition


Event Date:
05/26/2016 - 6:00pm to 10/18/2016 - 6:00pm




More than 40 pieces by 22 of the most talented and progressive artists from the New York Academy of Art are on display at Charleston’s Vendue Hotel. Visitors can see works in various media from the people who are helping to steer the direction of the contemporary art scene in the United States. The exhibit runs until October, but don’t miss the opening reception on May 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

The Vendue, 19 Vendue Range. Daily. Free. (843)577-7970, www.thevendue.com

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”Beyond Catfish row: The Art of Porgy and Bess”

”Beyond Catfish row: The Art of Porgy and Bess”


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 10:00am




After an 18-month-long the Gibbes Museum of Art reopens with a brand-new exhibit. Gain new insight into Porgy and Bess through an exhibition of works of art interpreting the famed 1934 opera. Find paintings from the 1930s, including those by realist George Biddle, who illustrated the original libretto; Henry Botkin; and George Gershwin himself. Also included are more recent interpretations by contemporary artists Kara Walker and Jonathan Green, who is the visual designer for the festival’s production of the show (read more about him on page 106). 

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South

The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 1:00pm




This exhibit showcases paintings, sculpture, and photography by nationally recognized contemporary artists including Bo Bartlett, Deborah Luster, and Sally Mann. These artists seek to dissect and digest racial tension and reconciliation in the Holy City in light of the 2015 Emanuel AME Church shooting. The Gibbes Museum of Art invites the Charleston community and visitors to join together to explore the difficult history of race relations in the South. 

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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The Art of Porgy and Bess” & “The Things We Carry

The Art of Porgy and Bess” & “The Things We Carry


Event Date:
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 10:00am




“It’s hard for me not to choose the two exhibitions that launch the reopening of the Gibbes after an 18-month-long major restoration and renovation. ‘The Art of Porgy and Bess’ uses paintings and more to explain the impact the opera has had in portraying Charleston to the wider world from its very first production through today. ‘The Things We Carry’ responds to last summer’s tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME through the work of 10 outstanding contemporary Southern artists who are winners or finalists of our 1858 Prize.”

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; & Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $12; $10 senior/military/college student with I.D.; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four.

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“Whistler & Japonisme”

“Whistler & Japonisme”


Event Date:
07/01/2016 - 1:00pm to 11/27/2016 - 1:00pm




If you haven’t toured the gorgeously renovated Gibbes Museum of Art, let this special exhibit—one of four currently on display—be your excuse to spend a hot July day within its cool environs. “Whistler and Japonisme” examines the Asian influences on the art of James McNeill Whistler, bringing the 19th-century American artist’s etchings together with woodblock prints by the Japanese masters.

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $12; $10 college student/senior/military; $6 ages four-17; free for member/child under four. (843) 722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

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Addicted to Love

Addicted to Love


Event Date:
07/01/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/24/2016 - 8:00pm




Written by the co-founders of 34 West, Stephen Wayne and Jeff Querin, this romantic comedy follows an eager reporter who goes undercover at a high school. What happens when Mom falls in love with her daughter’s teacher? Find out in this high-energy play, featuring popular ’80s tunes by the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Robert Palmer. Audience members can purchase champagne cocktails, coke floats, and a variety of tasty treats. 34 West Theater Company, 200 Meeting St., #100. Days & times vary. $25. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org 

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Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style

Killer Fashion, The Consequence of High Style


Event Date:
07/21/2016 - 9:00am to 01/15/2017 - 5:00pm




High fashion comes at a high price, and that cost is often detrimental to more than just your pocket book. From delicate corsets crafted with whale bone to asphyxia-causing men’s high collars, explore the oddities of sartorial extravagance and its environment- and body-altering consequences in this Charleston Museum exhibit. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. $12; $10 ages 13-17; $5 ages three-12. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

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New Weave Art Exhibit

New Weave Art Exhibit


Event Date:
07/29/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/04/2016 - 6:00pm




Contemporary art gallery The Southern has created an exhibit dedicated to the very clothes on our backs—or how they’re made, at least. New Weave, the gallery’s fourth exhibit of 2016, brings together fiber artists who use a variety of techniques—both old and new, natural and chemical—to craft their pieces. Featured Charleston-based artists Kristy Bishop (textile and fiber-dyeing artist) and Camela Guevara (seamstress) see their works joined by Asheville’s own textile expert Judit Just’s items in the exhibit. The collection kicks off with an opening reception on July 29 from 8-9:30 p.m., and Kristy Bishop brings the exhibit to a close with a two-day dyeing and weaving workshop on Sept. 3 and 4. The Southern, 2 Carlson Ct. Days & times vary. $195 for workshop (includes all materials and loom); free to see exhibit. (843)642-8020, www.thesouthern.gallery

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New Weave

New Weave


Event Date:
07/29/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/04/2016 - 8:00pm




Contemporary art gallery The Southern has created an exhibit dedicated to the very clothes on our backs—or how they’re made, at least. ”New Weave,” the gallery’s fourth exhibit of 2016, brings together fiber artists who use a variety of techniques—both old and new, natural and chemical—to craft their pieces. Check out work by Charleston-based artists Kristy Bishop (textile and fiber-dyeing) and Camela Guevara (seamstress) and Asheville textile expert Judit Just. Bishop brings the exhibit to a close with a two-day dyeing and weaving workshop on September 3 and 4. The Southern, 2 Carlson Ct. Days & times vary. Free; $195 for workshop. (843)642-8020, www.thesouthern.gallery

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“What is old is new again”

“What is old is new again”


Event Date:
08/01/2016 - 10:00am to 08/31/2016 - 10:00am




Much of the Holy City’s current cultural climate harkens back to the Charleston Renaissance of the early 20th century, when a generation of artists and writers introduced the beauty of the Lowcountry— from the French Quarter’s cobblestone streets to Rainbow Row—to the rest of the world. Visit Corrigan Gallery to view a collection of these influential artists’ works, including pieces by Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, Alfred Hutty, Anna Heyward Taylor, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, and Corrie McCallum. Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, 10am-5pm; Monday & Thursday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)722-9868, www.corrigangallery.com

 
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Principle VI

Principle VI


Event Date:
08/01/2016 - 10:00am to 09/15/2016 - 10:00am




Stop into “art hotel” The Vendue to peruse this exhibit featuring works by six renowned North American artists—Maya Kulenovic, Teresa Oaxaca, Paige Bradley, Jennifer Balkan, Daryl Zang, and Michele Kortbawi Wilk. All pieces on display, including traditional oil paintings, figurative paintings, bronze sculptures, self-portraits, and more, reflect the artists’ disparate backgrounds and expertise. The Vendue Hotel, 26 Vendue Range. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)727-4500, www.principlegallery.com

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Charleston RiverDogs Games

Charleston RiverDogs Games


Event Date:
08/04/2016 - 7:05pm to 08/31/2016 - 7:05pm




Don’t let summer pass by without squeezing in another trip to the Joe! This month, the RiverDogs are playing the Greenville Drive, Rome Braves, Columbia Fireflies, and Hagerstown Suns, with plenty of fun promotions to keep the whole family entertained. On August 5, for example, they’ll be putting on their own version of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies; on the 8th, they don their old Charleston Rainbows uniforms for Rainbow Night; and the 22nd is Dog Day. Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St. Days & times vary. $21-$8. (843) 577-3647, www.riverdogs.com

August 4-10, 19-25, & 30-31

 
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“BricksAlive”

“BricksAlive”


Event Date:
08/19/2016 - 9:00am to 08/31/2016 - 9:00am




Life-size LEGO creatures have taken over the Aquarium! Bring the kids to ogle 12 sculptures of species that live in our state, such as a bald eagle, sea turtle, and octopus. Visitors can contribute to the exhibit (on view indefinitely) by adding LEGOs to an ever-changing coral reef. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $29.95-$17.95. (843) 577-3474, www.scaquarium.com

 
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Crowell A. Pate IV

Crowell A. Pate IV


Event Date:
08/23/2016 - 10:00am to 04/27/2017 - 10:00am




Visiting artist Crowell A. Pate IV, an Alabama native, invites viewers to access the hidden depths of the subconscious with his Gibbes Museum of Art exhibit. The sculptor works intuitively, allowing his responses to specific materials—including wood, leather, twine, metal, and even grass—to guide his creative process. Pate is in town to discuss his work during the opening days of the exhibit. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $12; $10 senior/college student/military; $6 ages four-17; free for child under four. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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Do or Die: Affect, Ritual, Resistance

Do or Die: Affect, Ritual, Resistance


Event Date:
08/26/2016 - 11:00am to 10/08/2016 - 11:00am




Visual and performance artist Fahamu Pecou attempts to recontextualize the African-American experience through artwork that challenges the stereotypes projected onto the black form in the public realm. Reflecting on the history of violence towards black bodies—from slavery to the Jim Crow South to the Emanuel AME massacre—Pecou’s solo exhibition serves as both a “space of resistance” and a place for hope. The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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“Do or Die: Affect, Ritual, Resistance”

“Do or Die: Affect, Ritual, Resistance”


Event Date:
08/26/2016 - 11:00am to 10/08/2016 - 11:00am




Fahamu Pecou, an Atlanta-based visual artist whose work is found in the collections of such institutions as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, presents an exhibit including performance, painting, drawing, and video. In his words, “‘Do or Die’ is a different type of spectacle, one that distances itself from the terror and violence typically associated with black bodies. It affirms life and life beyond. It reclaims what was lost, turning our gaze inward and ultimately forward.” The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (843) 953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

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Reggae Jerk Wine Festival

Reggae Jerk Wine Festival


Event Date: 08/28/2016 -
12:00pm to 7:30pm




Feel the island breeze as you wine and dine at the SC Reggae Jerk Wine Festival. At the third annual event, sample the succulent taste of Jamaican jerk and sip wines from a variety of wine distibutors. Guests receive a complimentary wine glass to commemorate the event, as well as a complimentary jerk sample pairing with Irie Jerk Wine. Sway to the sounds of reggae artists, bands, and a Caribbean DJ and participate in the traditional Jamaican Ludo game. A portion of proceeds benefit Healthy Lifestyle Network, an organization dedicated to helping children and adults in Charleston and Jamaica live active and healthy lives. Magnolia Plantation, 3550 Ashley River Rd. Sunday, noon-7:30pm. $25. www.screggaejerkfestival.com

 
The Lebowski Bash

The Lebowski Bash


Event Date: 08/28/2016 - 7:30pm




The dude abides at this summer bash. Join in the fun with a film screening at the Music Hall, then head to the after-party at The Alley for some White Russians. To really channel your inner Lebowski, gather your friends for a nine-pin no-tap team bowling tournament, a format that caters to both great bowlers and novices. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. & The Alley, 131 Columbus St. Sunday, 7:30pm film; 8:30pm bowling. $10; $8 student; $7 with CMH Film Series badge; $80 bowling team ticket. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
 
 
 




UPCOMING EVENTS

08/26/2016 - 11:00am to 10/08/2016 - 11:00am

Visual and performance artist Fahamu Pecou attempts to recontextualize the African-American experience through artwork that challenges the stereotypes projected onto the black form in the public realm. Reflecting on the history of violence towards black bodies—from slavery to the Jim Crow South to the Emanuel AME massacre—Pecou’s solo exhibition serves as both a “space of resistance” and a place for hope. The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

08/26/2016 - 11:00am to 10/08/2016 - 11:00am

Fahamu Pecou, an Atlanta-based visual artist whose work is found in the collections of such institutions as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, presents an exhibit including performance, painting, drawing, and video. In his words, “‘Do or Die’ is a different type of spectacle, one that distances itself from the terror and violence typically associated with black bodies. It affirms life and life beyond. It reclaims what was lost, turning our gaze inward and ultimately forward.” The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (843) 953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

08/27/2016 - 7:30am

Put your toughness to the test in Eagle Endurance’s annual race. Runners follow the scenic, winding paths of the forest in a half marathon or 12K. All participants receive a medal and a pint glass stamped with the event logo upon crossing the finish line. Francis Marion National Forest, 5821 Highway 17 N., Awendaw. Saturday, 7:30am. $75 half marathon; $50 12K. (843)478-1779, www.eagle-endurance.com

08/27/2016 - 6:00pm

Spend the evening in air-conditioned Middleton Place Pavilion enjoying sustainably caught seafood dishes paired with seasonal beers from Holy City Brewing. The event partners Middleton Place Restaurant with the SC Aquarium’s Good Catch program, an initiative promoting healthy fisheries and responsibly harvested seafood. Those who attend receive 10 percent off room rates at the Inn at Middleton Place. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Saturday, 6-9 p.m. $75. (843) 566-6060, middletonplace.org

08/27/2016 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Ales and stouts and lagers- oh my! Revel in the final days of summer by raising a glass to Joe Riley Park’s Festival of Beers. Guest will sample from over over 100 American and international beers while snacking on Kickin’ Chicken and other local food vendors. Opt out of drinking and be the heroic Designated Driver for the day for a discounted ticket price, all while still enjoying the food and fun. Cool off with King of Pops Grapefruit IPA Popsicle while acoustic string band Blue Plantation provides a soundtrack for the evening. Joe Riley Park, 360 Fishburne St. Saturday, 7-10pm. $60 VIP; $35 at RiverDogs box office; $30 at all Kickin’ Chicken locations; $15 DD wristbands for non-drinkers. (843)723-7241, www.rileyparkevents.com

08/27/2016 - 7:45pm

With locations across the greater Charleston area, The ARK Alzheimer’s Family Support Services provides programs to relieve family members from the stress of full-time caregiving. Participate in the organization’s 17th annual Race for The ARK by competing in a 5K or the one-mile fun run. Proceeds benefit several hundred families caring for loved ones suffering from dementia. 206 Central Ave., Summerville. Saturday, 7:45am 5K start; 8:45am one-mile start. $30-$15. (843)832-2357, www.thearkofsc.org

08/28/2016 -
12:00pm to 7:30pm

Feel the island breeze as you wine and dine at the SC Reggae Jerk Wine Festival. At the third annual event, sample the succulent taste of Jamaican jerk and sip wines from a variety of wine distibutors. Guests receive a complimentary wine glass to commemorate the event, as well as a complimentary jerk sample pairing with Irie Jerk Wine. Sway to the sounds of reggae artists, bands, and a Caribbean DJ and participate in the traditional Jamaican Ludo game. A portion of proceeds benefit Healthy Lifestyle Network, an organization dedicated to helping children and adults in Charleston and Jamaica live active and healthy lives. Magnolia Plantation, 3550 Ashley River Rd. Sunday, noon-7:30pm. $25. www.screggaejerkfestival.com

08/28/2016 - 7:30pm

The dude abides at this summer bash. Join in the fun with a film screening at the Music Hall, then head to the after-party at The Alley for some White Russians. To really channel your inner Lebowski, gather your friends for a nine-pin no-tap team bowling tournament, a format that caters to both great bowlers and novices. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. & The Alley, 131 Columbus St. Sunday, 7:30pm film; 8:30pm bowling. $10; $8 student; $7 with CMH Film Series badge; $80 bowling team ticket. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

09/02/2016 - 11:00am to 09/16/2016 - 11:00am

Local oil painter and gallery co-owner Laurie Meyer experiments with every spectral color—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet—to create a harmonious series of paintings, each representing a different hue. Check out the pieces, hung in rainbow order, at the opening reception on Friday, September 2, from 5 to 8 p.m, complete with wine and colorful small bites. Meyer Vogl Gallery, 122 Meeting St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm; Sunday, noon-4pm. Free. (843)805-7144, www.meyervogl.com

09/02/2016 - 6:00pm to 09/30/2016 - 10:00am

Take a tour of the Lowcountry through the soft brushstrokes of featured artists Alicia Leeke and Chris Fulp in Mitchell Hill’s exhibit, “The Lighter Side.” Both Leeke and Fulp use light to engage the eye while exploring its effects on mood and temperature in paintings. While Leeke is known for her soft impressionistic landscapes of the Lowcountry, Fulp concentrates on creating miniature oil paintings of iconic Charleston homes and architecture. Visit the gallery for an opening night reception on Friday, September 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)564-0034, www.mitchellhillinc.com