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"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"

"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 10:00am to 07/13/2014 - 5:00pm




The Gibbes Museum debuts two spectacular new exhibits this month, examining the creative processes of painting and photography in contemporary Southern art and showcasing the great artistic talent of our region today. Contemporary artist John Westmark’s works incorporate fabrics and sewing patterns weaved into large-scale paintings and spark a sense of nostalgia through their narratives. The photography exhibit featuring works by Carrie Mae Weems and Stephen Marc, on the other hand, propels visitors into the here and now, examining the ways in which the industry has become digitized.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $9; $7 student/senior/military; $5 ages six -12; free for child under six. (843)722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

 

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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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Doo Wops and Beauty Shops

Doo Wops and Beauty Shops


Event Date: 05/22/2014 - 3:00pm to 07/06/2014 - 3:00pm




This mash up sketch comedy and musical bringing you songs from the 50s and 60s is sure to bring you to your feet. Presented by 34 West Theater Company, Doo Wops and Beauty Shops will have you movin’ and groovin’. 34 West Theater Company, 200 Meeting Street. May 22- July 6, showtimes vary. $25. (843) 901-9343, www.34west.org

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Carolina's Cornhole Tour

Carolina's Cornhole Tour


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 6:30pm to 08/02/2014 - 6:30pm




Come out to the Beach Bar every Thursday this summer and join in the Carolina’s Cornhole Tour. All levels are welcomed and encouraged to compete for cash, prizes, and beer given out nightly. The week eight prize pot will even include $100. The director will determine the brackets and winners each night. The Beach Bar, 1124 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Thursday, 6:30pm. $5 per night. (843) 212-3100, www.cct.americantailgatingleague.com

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“THE INSISTENT IMAGE: RECURRENT MOTIFS IN THE ART OF SHEPARD FAIREY & JASPER JOHNS”

“THE INSISTENT IMAGE: RECURRENT MOTIFS IN THE ART OF SHEPARD FAIREY & JASPER JOHNS”


Event Date: 06/02/2014 - 11:00am to 07/12/2014 - 4:00pm




This monumental exhibit pairs new pieces by native son Shepard Fairey—known for works such as his Obama “HOPE” poster—with prints made between 1982 and 2012 by iconic, South Carolina-raised contemporary artist Jasper Johns. This show, which marks the Halsey Institute’s 30th anniversary, focuses on both artists’ effective use of visual repetition. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm; Thursday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

 

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2014 Heirloom Tomato Trek

2014 Heirloom Tomato Trek


Event Date: 06/16/2014 - 12:00am to 07/12/2014 - 12:00pm




Heirloom tomato season has arrived, and Limehouse Produce once again launches this delicious four-week campaign in its honor. Chefs and bartenders will showcase special menu items using local varieties at restaurants such as The Atlantic Room, Basico, Edmund’s Oast, FIG, The Grocery, Indaco, The Macintosh, and more. Limehouse Produce, 4791 Trade Street. Dates & times vary. Price varies. (843) 556-3400, www.limehouseproduce.com

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Heist, Heist Baby!

Heist, Heist Baby!


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 12:00am to 07/30/2014 - 12:00pm




Jump on stage with this troupe—they recruit volunteer cast members from the audience—or sit back and relax as the goofy murder mystery unfolds. The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, 164 Church St. Days & times vary. $24-$15. (843)937-6453,
www.charlestonmysteries.com

 

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Canvases for Conservation

Canvases for Conservation


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 9:00am to 07/31/2014 - 6:00pm




Ever-popular marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey has partnered with the South Carolina Aquarium to highlight the beauty of the Southeast. The painter and conservationist has a knack for revealing the splendor of South Carolina wildlife in their natural settings. This is definitely an exhibit you’ll want to add to your aquarium agenda. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Daily, 9am-6pm. Free with aquarium admission: $30-$15. (843)720-1990, www.scaquarium.org

 

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

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


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




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

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"Contemporary Dutch Masters"

"Contemporary Dutch Masters"


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 10:00am to 07/31/2014 - 5:00pm




From Simon Balyon and Niek Van der Plas’s beautiful landscapes of the Dutch countryside to Frans Van der Wal, Rene Jansen, and Johannes Eerdmans’ stunning still-life paintings, this exhibit brings the work of some of the most lauded Dutch artists to the Lowcountry. Ella Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

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Artful Dodgers and Emerald Empire Band

Artful Dodgers and Emerald Empire Band


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 9:00pm




Join Artful Dodgers musicians Michael Quinn on sax, Kenny Shider on bass, Nivlac Retxab on kit, and David Grimm on guitar as they jam out with Emerald Empire Band during this free, funk music extravaganza. The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Tuesday, 9pm. Free. (843) 571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 
 
Aquarium Rovers & Birds of Prey Presentations

Aquarium Rovers & Birds of Prey Presentations


Event Date: 07/03/2014 - 6:00pm




Learn about creatures of the sea and sky while expanding your knowledge of South Carolina’s wildlife and resources. The Kiawah Conservancy teams up with the South Carolina Aquarium’s Aquarium Rovers Educational Outreach Program and the Center for Birds of Prey to teach this event, which is part of the Conservation Matters Series. Pre-registration is required. Night Heron Park, 4000 Sea Forest Dr., Kiawah Island. Thursday, 6pm. Free. (843)768-2029, www.kiawahconservancy.org

 

 
Beaches & Cream- Ice Cream Social

Beaches & Cream- Ice Cream Social


Event Date: 07/03/2014 - 7:00pm




What better way to celebrate Fourth of July weekend than by building the ultimate ice cream sundae? Add festive toppings to novelty ice cream flavors Red, White, and Beaches and Wholly Cow-Killa Vanilla with strawberries and blueberries to make it your own. If you buy two sundaes the third is half off! Beaches and Cream Sweet Shop at the Sanctuary, 1 Sanctuary Drive, Kiawah Island. Thursday-Saturday, 7-10pm. $10. (843) 768-2121, www.kiawahresort.com

 
RiverDogs Games

RiverDogs Games


Event Date: 07/04/2014 - 12:00am to 07/31/2014 - 12:00pm




It just isn’t summer without a trip to the Joe to cheer on our hometown RiverDogs! They begin a series against Rome on July 4, with the game of course followed by a stellar fireworks show, and go on to play against Greenville (July 9 is wet and wild with Big Splash Day), Lexington, Augusta (check out the team’s seersucker jerseys on July 20), and Hagerstown. Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St. Days & times vary. $19-$8. (843) 577-3647, www.riverdogs.com

 

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North Charleston 4th of July Festival

North Charleston 4th of July Festival


Event Date: 07/04/2014 - 3:00pm




Experience nationally recognized musical guests, a fantastic fireworks display, and more at this annual holiday celebration. Food vendors are on hand to serve up delectable dishes, and children enjoy free activities such as inflatable jump castles, games, and a giant sandbox. Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. Friday, 3-9pm. Free. (843)740-5853, www.northcharleston.org

 

 
The Annual Patriotic Bike Parade & the Independence Festival in the Park at Kiawah

The Annual Patriotic Bike Parade & the Independence Festival in the Park at Kiawah


Event Date: 07/04/2014 - 4:30pm




One good reason for participating in this annual patriotic bike parade? Upon crossing the finish line, you’ll enter into Kiawah’s Independence Festival. Enjoy beach music and various attractions for family and friends such as tie-dye crafts, face painting, and carnival games. A fireworks show concludes the evening. Night Heron Park, 4000 Sea Forest Dr. Friday, 4:30-9:30pm. Free. (843)768-6001, www.kiawahresort.com

 

 
Patriot’s Point 4th of July Blast

Patriot’s Point 4th of July Blast


Event Date: 07/04/2014 - 5:00pm




Earning acclaim from The New York Times as “one of the best Fourth of July parties,” Patriot’s Point 4th of July Blast will contain a full evening of fun activities consisting of flight deck fireworks, food available for purchase, and live entertainment. You can also tour the USS Yorktown, USS Clamagore, Medal of Honor Museum, Vietnam Base Camp, and Cold War Submarine Memorial. Spend the fourth with family and friends celebrating at this incredible venue. USS Yorktown at Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Rd. Friday, 6pm. $75-$30, $10 for parking. (843) 884-2727, www.patriotspoint.org

 
Summerville's Red, White, and Blue on the Green

Summerville's Red, White, and Blue on the Green


Event Date: 07/04/2014 - 5:30pm




Celebrate Independence Day in the park with the whole family. The town of Summerville and Summerville DREAM have come together to offer a bigger and better 4th of July event with a fireworks display, live entertainment, a kid’s zone with games and prizes, beer garden, food vendors, and a parade. Gahagan Park, 515 W. Boundary St. Friday, 5:30pm. Free. (843) 851-4216, www.summerville.sc.us

 
Uncle Sam Jam

Uncle Sam Jam


Event Date: 07/04/2014 - 7:00pm




Groove along with local band Permanent Vacation as they perform tunes from their repertoire of beach music at this special iteration of Shaggin’ on the Cooper. The Mount Pleasant Pier provides a great vantage point for taking in local fireworks displays. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 7pm. $10; $8 Charleston County resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 

 
Beaches & Cream- Ice Cream Social

Beaches & Cream- Ice Cream Social


Event Date: 07/04/2014 - 7:00pm




What better way to celebrate Fourth of July weekend than build the ultimate ice cream sundae? Add festive toppings to novelty ice cream flavors Red, White, and Beaches and Wholly Cow-Killa Vanilla with strawberries and blueberries to make it your own. If you buy two sundaes the third is half off! Beaches and Cream Sweet Shop at the Sanctuary, 1 Sanctuary Drive, Kiawah Island. Thursday-Saturday, 7-10pm. $10. (843) 768-2121, www.kiawahresort.com

 
Beaches & Cream- Ice Cream Social

Beaches & Cream- Ice Cream Social


Event Date: 07/05/2014 - 7:00pm




What better way to celebrate Fourth of July weekend than build the ultimate ice cream sundae? Add festive toppings to novelty ice cream flavors Red, White, and Beaches and Wholly Cow-Killa Vanilla with strawberries and blueberries to make it your own. If you buy two sundaes the third is half off! Beaches and Cream Sweet Shop at the Sanctuary, 1 Sanctuary Drive, Kiawah Island. Thursday-Saturday, 7-10pm. $10. (843) 768-2121, www.kiawahresort.com

 
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"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"

"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 10:00am to 07/13/2014 - 5:00pm




The Gibbes Museum debuts two spectacular new exhibits this month, examining the creative processes of painting and photography in contemporary Southern art and showcasing the great artistic talent of our region today. Contemporary artist John Westmark’s works incorporate fabrics and sewing patterns weaved into large-scale paintings and spark a sense of nostalgia through their narratives. The photography exhibit featuring works by Carrie Mae Weems and Stephen Marc, on the other hand, propels visitors into the here and now, examining the ways in which the industry has become digitized.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $9; $7 student/senior/military; $5 ages six -12; free for child under six. (843)722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

 

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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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Doo Wops and Beauty Shops

Doo Wops and Beauty Shops


Event Date: 05/22/2014 - 3:00pm to 07/06/2014 - 3:00pm




This mash up sketch comedy and musical bringing you songs from the 50s and 60s is sure to bring you to your feet. Presented by 34 West Theater Company, Doo Wops and Beauty Shops will have you movin’ and groovin’. 34 West Theater Company, 200 Meeting Street. May 22- July 6, showtimes vary. $25. (843) 901-9343, www.34west.org

 
Early Autism Project Social Skills Camp

Early Autism Project Social Skills Camp


Event Date: 07/07/2014 - 9:00am to 07/10/2014 - 11:00am




To aid in fine-tuning conversation skills, understanding body language, and maintaining friendships, children ages 7-12 who have autism spectrum and related disorders can benefit from EAP’s Social Skills Summer Camp. This camp provides a combination of hands-on activities, games, and instruction to teach in a fun and exciting way. Charleston Clinic, 1123 Queensborough Drive. Monday-Thursday, 9-11am. (843) 352-7049, www.earlyautismproject.com

 
Accepting Applications for a Muse

Accepting Applications for a Muse


Event Date: 07/11/2014 - 12:00am to 07/20/2014 - 12:00pm




The winner of last year’s What If? Production’s Playwrights Festival makes its world premier at this year’s fest. The play is Brian Burke Jones’ introspective comedy about writers’ block and the desperate measures that are sometimes taken in the search for inspiration. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Days & times vary. Price TBA. (843)412-8082, www.whatifproductions.org

 

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Carolina's Cornhole Tour

Carolina's Cornhole Tour


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 6:30pm to 08/02/2014 - 6:30pm




Come out to the Beach Bar every Thursday this summer and join in the Carolina’s Cornhole Tour. All levels are welcomed and encouraged to compete for cash, prizes, and beer given out nightly. The week eight prize pot will even include $100. The director will determine the brackets and winners each night. The Beach Bar, 1124 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Thursday, 6:30pm. $5 per night. (843) 212-3100, www.cct.americantailgatingleague.com

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“THE INSISTENT IMAGE: RECURRENT MOTIFS IN THE ART OF SHEPARD FAIREY & JASPER JOHNS”

“THE INSISTENT IMAGE: RECURRENT MOTIFS IN THE ART OF SHEPARD FAIREY & JASPER JOHNS”


Event Date: 06/02/2014 - 11:00am to 07/12/2014 - 4:00pm




This monumental exhibit pairs new pieces by native son Shepard Fairey—known for works such as his Obama “HOPE” poster—with prints made between 1982 and 2012 by iconic, South Carolina-raised contemporary artist Jasper Johns. This show, which marks the Halsey Institute’s 30th anniversary, focuses on both artists’ effective use of visual repetition. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm; Thursday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

 

 
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2014 Heirloom Tomato Trek

2014 Heirloom Tomato Trek


Event Date: 06/16/2014 - 12:00am to 07/12/2014 - 12:00pm




Heirloom tomato season has arrived, and Limehouse Produce once again launches this delicious four-week campaign in its honor. Chefs and bartenders will showcase special menu items using local varieties at restaurants such as The Atlantic Room, Basico, Edmund’s Oast, FIG, The Grocery, Indaco, The Macintosh, and more. Limehouse Produce, 4791 Trade Street. Dates & times vary. Price varies. (843) 556-3400, www.limehouseproduce.com

 
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Heist, Heist Baby!

Heist, Heist Baby!


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 12:00am to 07/30/2014 - 12:00pm




Jump on stage with this troupe—they recruit volunteer cast members from the audience—or sit back and relax as the goofy murder mystery unfolds. The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, 164 Church St. Days & times vary. $24-$15. (843)937-6453,
www.charlestonmysteries.com

 

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Canvases for Conservation

Canvases for Conservation


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 9:00am to 07/31/2014 - 6:00pm




Ever-popular marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey has partnered with the South Carolina Aquarium to highlight the beauty of the Southeast. The painter and conservationist has a knack for revealing the splendor of South Carolina wildlife in their natural settings. This is definitely an exhibit you’ll want to add to your aquarium agenda. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Daily, 9am-6pm. Free with aquarium admission: $30-$15. (843)720-1990, www.scaquarium.org

 

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

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


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




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

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"Contemporary Dutch Masters"

"Contemporary Dutch Masters"


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 10:00am to 07/31/2014 - 5:00pm




From Simon Balyon and Niek Van der Plas’s beautiful landscapes of the Dutch countryside to Frans Van der Wal, Rene Jansen, and Johannes Eerdmans’ stunning still-life paintings, this exhibit brings the work of some of the most lauded Dutch artists to the Lowcountry. Ella Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

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RiverDogs Games

RiverDogs Games


Event Date: 07/04/2014 - 12:00am to 07/31/2014 - 12:00pm




It just isn’t summer without a trip to the Joe to cheer on our hometown RiverDogs! They begin a series against Rome on July 4, with the game of course followed by a stellar fireworks show, and go on to play against Greenville (July 9 is wet and wild with Big Splash Day), Lexington, Augusta (check out the team’s seersucker jerseys on July 20), and Hagerstown. Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St. Days & times vary. $19-$8. (843) 577-3647, www.riverdogs.com

 

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The Gibbes' Summer Art Camp for Children

The Gibbes' Summer Art Camp for Children


Event Date: 07/07/2014 - 9:00am to 07/18/2014 - 12:00pm




JULY 7-11 & 14-18
Campers get an intimate look at the Gibbes as they explore the museum’s galleries for inspiration, then create their own artwork. Ages eight to 12 can attend the camp beginning July 7, which will focus on nature with projects such as painting landscapes and creating clay pots. Younger artists from ages four to seven attend the following week to create works inspired by cultures around the world. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Monday-Friday, 9am-noon. $200; $175 member. (843)722-2706,
www.gibbesmuseum.org

 

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Reorientation

Reorientation


Event Date: 07/07/2014 - 10:00am to 08/02/2014 - 5:00pm




Take a closer look at works produced by photographer Chloe Gilstrap, silversmith Kaminer Haislip, printmaker and painter Kate MacNeil, and printmaker Jane Ann Sweeny, all members of the Redux community. Join them for a free reception onJuly 11 featuring food from Outta My Huevos Food Truck and beverages from Holy City Brewing. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Phillip St. Gallery Hours, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 12-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

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Kids in the Kitchen-Eating in Italy

Kids in the Kitchen-Eating in Italy


Event Date: 07/08/2014 - 11:00am




Southern Season presents its kids-only cooking class geared toward cooking (and eating) Italian food that the whole family can enjoy. Kids ages 6 to 9 are welcome to come learn the basics of cooking an Italian meal of Caesar salad, spaghetti, garlic bread sticks and cannoli for dessert. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd. Tuesday, 11am. $30. (843)416-1240, www.southernseason.com

 
Yoga Under the Oaks

Yoga Under the Oaks


Event Date: 07/08/2014 - 6:00pm




Take your yoga practice outdoors and enjoy the beautiful summer weather under the shade of gorgeous oak trees. Classes welcome guests of all levels and are followed by a happy-hour reception where you can purchase food and beverages from Coastal Crust. Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Tuesday, 6-8pm. $10. (843)556-6871, www.southcarolinaparks.com

 

 
Bennett Hospitality Megadock Billfishing Tournament

Bennett Hospitality Megadock Billfishing Tournament


Event Date: 07/09/2014 - 12:00am to 07/12/2014 - 12:00pm




Each evening of this annual tournament, family, friends, and crew can enjoy dinner and drinks in the Rice Mill, with food provided by restaurants such as Rue de Jean, Coast, and Virginia’s on King. Those who aren’t officially participating can still head down to the marina to look at the boats. Proceeds benefit local and national water-related charities with the aim of strengthening our waterfront community. Charleston City Marina, 17 Lockwood Dr. Wednesday-Saturday, times vary. $2,750-$2,500 to register. (843)278-4920, www.megadocktournament.com

 

 
Splash Days

Splash Days


Event Date: 07/09/2014 (All day)




JULY 9 & 30
Cool off at Memorial Waterfront Park during these events hosted by the Town of Mount Pleasant. Locals and visitors alike are treated to a number of inflatable attractions, including the 27-foot Tropical Plunge water slide and a spray-down from the Mount Pleasant Fire Department Children must be supervised at all times. Memorial Waterfront Park, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesday, times vary. Free. (843)884-8517, www.comeonovermp.com

 

 
Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet


Event Date: 07/10/2014 - 8:00pm to 08/17/2014 - 3:00pm




Threshold presents this iconic Shakespearian tale of young love and family rivalry as a part of its summer intensive workshop for local professionals and amateurs alike. Be prepared to laugh and cry along with the ”star cross’d lovers.” Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $15. (843)277-2172, www.charlestontheater.com

 

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Freshfields Freezes Over for Frozen

Freshfields Freezes Over for Frozen


Event Date: 07/09/2014 - 6:00pm




As a part of their Starlight Cinema series, join Freshfields Village for this special event as they feature Frozen- The Sing-a-long on the big screen. Enjoy free activities for kids including an inflatable slide, balloon twisting, and an activity station prior to the movie, and check out the special Frozen merchandise available for sale. Snacks and beverages from King of Pops, T&T Kettle Korn, and Charleston Festival Foods are available for purchase as well. Freshfields Village, 149 Village Green Ln., Johns Island. Wednesday, 6pm. Free. (843)768-6491, www.freshfieldsvillage.com

 
Miniatures Art Exhibition

Miniatures Art Exhibition


Event Date: 07/10/2014 - 10:00pm to 08/23/2014 - 5:00pm




For this unique exhibit, Nancy Van Meter, Beth de Loiselle, Paul Eaton, and Nancy Pellat all present diminutive paintings of pups. As an art form, miniatures have existed since before the 15th century. Their creators are lauded for the painstaking techniques—which require considerable artistic skill—used to achieve such detail within a small scale.  Dog & Horse Fine Art, 102 Church St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)577-5500, www.dogandhorsefineart.com

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The Cocktail Club Celebrates Third Anniversary

The Cocktail Club Celebrates Third Anniversary


Event Date: 07/10/2014 - 6:00pm




Join the party as The Cocktail Club celebrates their third anniversary. Groove to the sounds of local musician David Higgins and enjoy drink specials including $5 bourbons, $5 Double Standards- a Cocktail Club specialty- $20 punch bowls, and free bar snacks. A photo booth will also be on site so that guests can get some pictures to remember the night. The Cocktail Club. 479 King St. Thursday, 6:00pm. Free. (843)724-9411. www.thecocktailclubcharleston.com

 
Race the Landing

Race the Landing


Event Date: 07/10/2014 - 6:15pm




It’s your last chance of the season to join in this popular evening 5K winding through the scenic and historic property of Charles Towne Landing. Run or walk, and enter the little ones in a race just for them (distances range from 100 feet for four-year-olds to 200 yards for eight- to 10-year-olds). Afterward, stick around for the post-race party with drinks, a complimentary dinner from Jamie Westendorff Outdoor Catering (we’re talking barbecue, chicken, mac-n-cheese, salad, and dessert), and music from Second Honeymoon. Proceeds help Charles Towne Landing preserve the park and the zoo. Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Thursday, 6:15 p.m. kids run; 7 p.m. 5K. $35; $12 kids run. (843) 224-7878, www.racethelanding.com

 

 
2nd Annual Downtown Lebowski Bash

2nd Annual Downtown Lebowski Bash


Event Date: 07/10/2014 - 7:30pm




Charleston Music Hall, The Alley, and Charleston City Paper collaborate to host this celebration in honor of Lebowski. Grab a pre-show drink or dinner in Hutson Alley and then come see the full-length film at the Music Hall. Attendees are encouraged to dress up! Afterwards stroll to The Alley for bowling, a Lebowski dance party, a costume contest with prizes, and a free White Russian. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 7:30pm. $10. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Heyrocco, Elim Bolt, & Cant Kids

Heyrocco, Elim Bolt, & Cant Kids


Event Date: 07/10/2014 - 8:00pm




South Carolina-bred band Heyrocco pairs up with Elim Bolt and Cant Kids to provide an evening of entertainment. Join them for some raw, rock-and-roll tunes at the Pour House. The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Thursday, 8pm. $8. (843) 571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 
Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill

Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill


Event Date: 07/10/2014 - 8:30pm




Float around the Sanctuary pool while watching your favorite family movie every Thursday this summer. Whether you swim or lounge, you won’t be able to miss the show on the inflatable movie screen. Parents can enjoy drinks from the Loggerhead Bar, which will extend their hours through the end of the event. The Sanctuary Pool, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island. Thursday, 8:30pm. Free. (843) 768-6253, www.kiawahresort.com/events

 
Playwrights Festival

Playwrights Festival


Event Date: 07/11/2014 - 12:00am to 07/20/2014 - 12:00pm




Devoted to introducing audiences to ambitious contemporary American theater works by new and emerging artists, What If? Productions has held a Playwrights Festival—and accompanying competition—annually since 2012. Throughout this year’s event, catch the world premiere of Brian Burke Jones’ Accepting Applications For a Muse, an introspective comedy about writer’s block that won last year’s competition. On July 12, view staged readings of scenes from the three finalists in the 2014 competition (you can help select the winner!). A Q&A with Jones, a “24-hour playhouse,” and more round out the offerings. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Days, times, & prices vary. (843) 412-8082, www.whatifproductions.org

 

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Curt Butler & Mark Bailey Painting Live

Curt Butler & Mark Bailey Painting Live


Event Date: 07/11/2014 - 1:00pm to 07/12/2014 - 6:00pm




These two artists, known for their modern interpretations of life in the Lowcountry, will paint for a live audience. Watch them conjure familiar scenes from our landscape, such as beaches, marshes, oak trees, and restaurants. The Wells Gallery at The Sanctuary, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Friday & Saturday, 1-6pm. Free. (843)576-1290, www.wellsgallery.com

 
Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band


Event Date: 07/11/2014 - 9:00pm to 07/12/2014 - 11:30pm




Celebrate the King of Pop with this performance from the self-proclaimed longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band. The group has played sold-out shows in far-flung destinations (including the United Kingdom and China), and its members have shared the stage with artists such as The Backstreet Boys, Boys II Men, and Pitbull. The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. Friday & Saturday, 9pm. $15. (843)886-8596, www.the-windjammer.com

 

 
Bulldog Breakaway Twilight 5k

Bulldog Breakaway Twilight 5k


Event Date: 07/11/2014 - 6:30pm




Take a refreshing run through Hampton Park and around The Citadel’s campus in this final installment of an ongoing run/walk series. The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St. Thursday, 6:30pm. $25-$15. (843)953-5900, www.sites.google.com/site/breakawayracing

 

 
Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series


Event Date: 07/11/2014 - 7:30pm




Take in flavors of Gullah and Geechee culture at this Da’Gullah Rootz performance, part of a series devoted to roots and reggae tunes. Bring your own blanket or chairs; food and drink are available for purchase. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Friday, 7:30pm. $8; free for child under 12. (843)795-7275, www.ccprc.com

 

 
CSO Chamber Music: Summer Series

CSO Chamber Music: Summer Series


Event Date: 07/11/2014 - 7:30pm




Horn players Brandon Nichols and Anne Holmi, along with other Charleston Symphony Orchestra musicians on brass instruments, perform works from Brahms, Andante, von Weber, and The Beach Boys. The show also features the use of alphorns, unique instruments traditionally used by mountain dwellers for communication. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Friday, 7:30pm. $39-$20. (843)723-7528, www.charlestonsymphony.com

 

 
Mr. Holland's Oats: A Tribute to Hall & Oates

Mr. Holland's Oats: A Tribute to Hall & Oates


Event Date: 07/11/2014 - 9:00pm




If you love hits such as “Rich Girl,” “I Can’t Go For That,” and “Maneater,” catch the next best thing to a performance from Daryl Hall and John Oates with this Hall & Oates tribute starring local musicians. The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Friday, 9pm. $10. (843)571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 

 
Roots Grass Gathering at the Pour House

Roots Grass Gathering at the Pour House


Event Date: 07/12/2014 - 12:00pm




Come out for an all day Americana, Bluegrass, and Old Timey music gathering. Sets on the main stage will include Dom Flemons, the Hungry Monks, and Poho Roots Grass All-stars, while out on the deck there will be sets by Flatt City, Cane Creek String Band, Traveline Kine, Dallas Baker and Friends, and He goes She goes. The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Saturday, noon. $12 door, $10 advance, $5 deck only. (843) 571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 
Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project

Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project


Event Date: 07/12/2014 - 2:30pm




Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation have partnered together for their 8th annual Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, which aims to keep beaches, rivers, parks and lakes across America “barefoot friendly.” The project will stop in Charleston and all volunteers are invited to attend a celebration featuring surf-inspired fare. Come out and help keep Charleston clean and “barefoot friendly.” Folly River Park, Center Street. Saturday, 2:30pm. Free. (843) 513-1836, www.beachrescue2014.com 

 
SNOS Stroll

SNOS Stroll


Event Date: 07/12/2014 - 4:00pm




Discover local business and services in the historical stretch of downtown Charleston during the SNOS ("Slightly North of Spring") Stroll. Participating locations open their doors to share food, drinks, art, music, fitness, and health during the event. Check out what this up-and-coming neighborhood has to offer. Locations vary. Saturday, 4-7pm. Price varies. (843)937-6890, www.SNOSstroll.com

 
Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary

Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary


Event Date: 07/12/2014 - 5:00pm




Come out for an evening of music that the whole family can enjoy. Each concert will host a different regional band for this complimentary event held on Saturdays. Cocktail service is available and guests are welcome to bring beach chairs and blankets. Grand Lawn of The Sanctuary, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Saturday, 5-8pm. (843)768-6301,www.kiawahresort.com

 
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"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"

"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"


Event Date: 04/04/2014 - 10:00am to 07/13/2014 - 5:00pm




The Gibbes Museum debuts two spectacular new exhibits this month, examining the creative processes of painting and photography in contemporary Southern art and showcasing the great artistic talent of our region today. Contemporary artist John Westmark’s works incorporate fabrics and sewing patterns weaved into large-scale paintings and spark a sense of nostalgia through their narratives. The photography exhibit featuring works by Carrie Mae Weems and Stephen Marc, on the other hand, propels visitors into the here and now, examining the ways in which the industry has become digitized.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $9; $7 student/senior/military; $5 ages six -12; free for child under six. (843)722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org

 

 
 
“IMMERSED”

“IMMERSED”


Event Date: 07/15/2014 - 10:00am to 08/31/2014 - 6:00pm




Based out of Isle of Palms, where he paints seven days a week—sometimes 12 hours a day—Matt Story uses oil paint to conjure hyperrealistic scenes of young women swimming underwater. Though the subject matter is modern, the style nods to his artistic heros, including 16th- and 17th-century Italian masters Titian and Caravaggio. The Atelier Galleries, 153 King St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)722-5668, www.theateliergalleries.com

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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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Carolina's Cornhole Tour

Carolina's Cornhole Tour


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 6:30pm to 08/02/2014 - 6:30pm




Come out to the Beach Bar every Thursday this summer and join in the Carolina’s Cornhole Tour. All levels are welcomed and encouraged to compete for cash, prizes, and beer given out nightly. The week eight prize pot will even include $100. The director will determine the brackets and winners each night. The Beach Bar, 1124 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Thursday, 6:30pm. $5 per night. (843) 212-3100, www.cct.americantailgatingleague.com

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Heist, Heist Baby!

Heist, Heist Baby!


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 12:00am to 07/30/2014 - 12:00pm




Jump on stage with this troupe—they recruit volunteer cast members from the audience—or sit back and relax as the goofy murder mystery unfolds. The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, 164 Church St. Days & times vary. $24-$15. (843)937-6453,
www.charlestonmysteries.com

 

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Canvases for Conservation

Canvases for Conservation


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 9:00am to 07/31/2014 - 6:00pm




Ever-popular marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey has partnered with the South Carolina Aquarium to highlight the beauty of the Southeast. The painter and conservationist has a knack for revealing the splendor of South Carolina wildlife in their natural settings. This is definitely an exhibit you’ll want to add to your aquarium agenda. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Daily, 9am-6pm. Free with aquarium admission: $30-$15. (843)720-1990, www.scaquarium.org

 

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

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


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




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

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"Contemporary Dutch Masters"

"Contemporary Dutch Masters"


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 10:00am to 07/31/2014 - 5:00pm




From Simon Balyon and Niek Van der Plas’s beautiful landscapes of the Dutch countryside to Frans Van der Wal, Rene Jansen, and Johannes Eerdmans’ stunning still-life paintings, this exhibit brings the work of some of the most lauded Dutch artists to the Lowcountry. Ella Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

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RiverDogs Games

RiverDogs Games


Event Date: 07/04/2014 - 12:00am to 07/31/2014 - 12:00pm




It just isn’t summer without a trip to the Joe to cheer on our hometown RiverDogs! They begin a series against Rome on July 4, with the game of course followed by a stellar fireworks show, and go on to play against Greenville (July 9 is wet and wild with Big Splash Day), Lexington, Augusta (check out the team’s seersucker jerseys on July 20), and Hagerstown. Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St. Days & times vary. $19-$8. (843) 577-3647, www.riverdogs.com

 

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The Gibbes' Summer Art Camp for Children

The Gibbes' Summer Art Camp for Children


Event Date: 07/07/2014 - 9:00am to 07/18/2014 - 12:00pm




JULY 7-11 & 14-18
Campers get an intimate look at the Gibbes as they explore the museum’s galleries for inspiration, then create their own artwork. Ages eight to 12 can attend the camp beginning July 7, which will focus on nature with projects such as painting landscapes and creating clay pots. Younger artists from ages four to seven attend the following week to create works inspired by cultures around the world. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Monday-Friday, 9am-noon. $200; $175 member. (843)722-2706,
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Reorientation

Reorientation


Event Date: 07/07/2014 - 10:00am to 08/02/2014 - 5:00pm




Take a closer look at works produced by photographer Chloe Gilstrap, silversmith Kaminer Haislip, printmaker and painter Kate MacNeil, and printmaker Jane Ann Sweeny, all members of the Redux community. Join them for a free reception onJuly 11 featuring food from Outta My Huevos Food Truck and beverages from Holy City Brewing. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Phillip St. Gallery Hours, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 12-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

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Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet


Event Date: 07/10/2014 - 8:00pm to 08/17/2014 - 3:00pm




Threshold presents this iconic Shakespearian tale of young love and family rivalry as a part of its summer intensive workshop for local professionals and amateurs alike. Be prepared to laugh and cry along with the ”star cross’d lovers.” Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $15. (843)277-2172, www.charlestontheater.com

 

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Miniatures Art Exhibition

Miniatures Art Exhibition


Event Date: 07/10/2014 - 10:00pm to 08/23/2014 - 5:00pm




For this unique exhibit, Nancy Van Meter, Beth de Loiselle, Paul Eaton, and Nancy Pellat all present diminutive paintings of pups. As an art form, miniatures have existed since before the 15th century. Their creators are lauded for the painstaking techniques—which require considerable artistic skill—used to achieve such detail within a small scale.  Dog & Horse Fine Art, 102 Church St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)577-5500, www.dogandhorsefineart.com

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Accepting Applications for a Muse

Accepting Applications for a Muse


Event Date: 07/11/2014 - 12:00am to 07/20/2014 - 12:00pm




The winner of last year’s What If? Production’s Playwrights Festival makes its world premier at this year’s fest. The play is Brian Burke Jones’ introspective comedy about writers’ block and the desperate measures that are sometimes taken in the search for inspiration. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Days & times vary. Price TBA. (843)412-8082, www.whatifproductions.org

 

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Playwrights Festival

Playwrights Festival


Event Date: 07/11/2014 - 12:00am to 07/20/2014 - 12:00pm




Devoted to introducing audiences to ambitious contemporary American theater works by new and emerging artists, What If? Productions has held a Playwrights Festival—and accompanying competition—annually since 2012. Throughout this year’s event, catch the world premiere of Brian Burke Jones’ Accepting Applications For a Muse, an introspective comedy about writer’s block that won last year’s competition. On July 12, view staged readings of scenes from the three finalists in the 2014 competition (you can help select the winner!). A Q&A with Jones, a “24-hour playhouse,” and more round out the offerings. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Days, times, & prices vary. (843) 412-8082, www.whatifproductions.org

 

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2014 SC-TX BBQ Invitational

2014 SC-TX BBQ Invitational


Event Date: 07/13/2014 - 3:00pm




BBQ legends John Lewis and Rodney Scott come together with local Gullah chef BJ Dennis for a delicious meal hosted by Charleston Brown Water Society and Charleston City Paper. A variety of beverages will be available, including beer from Holy City Brewery and Shiner Bock, and spirits from 6 & 20 Distillery, Charleston Distilling, High Wire Distilling Co., and Striped Pig Distillery.  Holy City Brewery, 4155 Dorchester Rd. Sunday, 3pm. $50. (843)225-6089, www.holycitybrewing.com

 
Raise De Roof, a Gospel Choir & Gumbo Cooking Competition

Raise De Roof, a Gospel Choir & Gumbo Cooking Competition


Event Date: 07/13/2014 - 3:00pm




Area chefs and home cooks put their gumbo recipes to the test while more than a dozen local gospel choirs vie for bragging rights and cash prizes in multiple categories. Spectators enjoy the fruits of both competitions: delicious soup and beautiful music. Proceeds support Operation Home, an organization that assists low-income homes with critical repairs and HVAC needs. Joseph P. Riley Stadium, 360 Fishburne St. Sunday, 3-8pm. $11. (843)277-8770, www.etouches.com/raisederoof

 

 
 
 
The Jauntee

The Jauntee


Event Date: 07/16/2014 - 9:00pm




Enjoy the improvisational music of The Jauntee band as they span multiple genres including funk, rock, jazz, bluegrass, and psychedelic. Their willingness to abandon all song structure, embrace the moment and dive into ‘the weird’ sets them apart from your average upcoming Jam Band. The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Wednesday, 9pm. Free. (843) 571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 
Monica Kreber Golf Tournament

Monica Kreber Golf Tournament


Event Date: 07/17/2014 - 7:00pm to 07/18/2014 - 12:00pm




Dave Kreber was playing golf when he got the news that his young daughter, Monica, had leukemia. Thanks to MUSC’s pediatric oncology, Monica survived; thus the family launched this golf tournament to benefit the hospital that helped to save her life. At the 18th iteration of this annual event, the fun begins with a luau kickoff at Wild Dunes Resort, followed the next day by a tournament on the Harbor Course. Wild Dunes Resort, 4601 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms. Thursday, 7pm; Friday, 11am. $800 per team of four players. (843)792-0350, www.friendsofmuscchildrenshospital.org

 

 
 
Gimme Shelter Fundraiser for Operation Home

Gimme Shelter Fundraiser for Operation Home


Event Date: 07/17/2014 - 7:00pm




Support Operation Home in their mission to help low-income area residents remain in their homes by increasing safety and accessibility through the coordination of critical home repairs. This annual fundraiser includes food from Home Team BBQ, a silent auction, and a raffle to win a Scout boat. VIP tickets have a higher price ($100) but offer the added benefit of an open bar and extended menu. The Alley, 131 Columbus St. Thursday, 7-10pm. $20. (843)853-3211, www.operationhome.org

 

 
Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill

Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill


Event Date: 07/17/2014 - 8:30pm




Float around the Sanctuary pool while watching your favorite family movie every Thursday this summer. Whether you swim or lounge, you won’t be able to miss the show on the inflatable movie screen. Parents can enjoy drinks from the Loggerhead Bar, which will extend their hours through the end of the event. The Sanctuary Pool, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island. Thursday, 8:30pm. Free. (843) 768-6253, www.kiawahresort.com/events

 
The Black Cadillacs + Thomas Wynn and the Believers

The Black Cadillacs + Thomas Wynn and the Believers


Event Date: 07/17/2014 - 9:00pm




Combining The Black Cadillacs, a blues-based indie rock band known for their "amazing energy from beginning to end" by Consequence of Sound and Thomas Wynn and the Believers, a sibling-led fiery ensemble, gives you what is sure to be an explosive live performance from these two musical groups. Enjoy an evening of raw talent with these bands. The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms. Thursday, 9pm. $5. (843) 886- 8948, www.the-windjammer.com

 
The Charleston Variety Show

The Charleston Variety Show


Event Date: 07/18/2014 - 12:00am to 07/20/2014 - 12:00pm




Brad and Jennifer Moranz have appeared on Broadway and directed and choreographed musicals such as Guys and Dolls and Little Shop of Horrors. Watch the duo put their experience to work producing this medley of hits from many genres. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $34-$16. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 

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A Ride to Remember

A Ride to Remember


Event Date: 07/18/2014 - 7:30am to 07/20/2014 - 12:00pm




Summers here may be hot, but that doesn’t stop adventurous cyclists from riding cross-state in this 250-mile bicycle journey. Starting in Simpsonville, participants make their way to Charleston over a three-day period with the support of a medical, mechanical, and hydration crew. Whether you bike one day or all three, funds raised support the Alzheimer’s Association. Simpsonville Clock Tower, corner of South Main & West Curtis Sts., Simpsonville. Friday-Sunday, 7:30am start. $50 registration & $300 fundraising minimum. (843)614-6606, www.alz.org

 

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Sol Slam

Sol Slam


Event Date: 07/18/2014 - 10:00pm to 07/19/2014 - 11:59pm




Every summer, Lowcountry roots rock band Sol Driven Train takes over the Windjammer for a weekend of music and festivities. On Friday night, the group joins Elise Testone to play the oceanfront venue, then kicks Saturday off with a 1 p.m. kids show. Throughout the rest of the day, the V-Tones, Megan Jean & the KFB, Holy City Hooligans, Ryan Montbleau, The Reckoning, Big Something, and Acoustic Syndicate take the stage, with Sol Driven Train giving the final performance at 11:30 p.m. A portion of proceeds benefits Surfers Healing. The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. Friday, 10 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. $35 weekend pass; $20 Friday night/Saturday all day; free Saturday until 4:15 p.m. www.soldriventrain.com/solslam

 
Palette & Palate Stroll

Palette & Palate Stroll


Event Date: 07/18/2014 - 5:30pm




Stroll the historic streets of downtown for an evening dedicated to fine art, cuisine, and wine. Each participating Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association gallery is paired with a top local restaurant—for example, Helena Fox Fine Arts with Cypress and Robert Lange Studios with McCrady’s. Savor tastings and sip vino at each stop along the way while raising funds for local art education. Locations vary. Friday, 5:30-7:30pm. $45. (843)819-8006, www.charlestonfineartdealersassociation.com

 

 
Isle of the Palms

Isle of the Palms


Event Date: 07/19/2014 - 8:00am




You set the pace at this run-or-walk event, which offers something for a variety of ages and abilities. Options include a 5K and a 10K, as well as a 100-yard course for the four-and-under set, half-mile course for ages five to eight, and one-mile course for ages nine to 14. Races begin and end at The Windjammer. The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. Saturday, 8am. $30-$5. (843)886-8294, www.iop.net

 

 
Stretcher Bar & Framing Workshop

Stretcher Bar & Framing Workshop


Event Date: 07/19/2014 - 1:00pm




Learn how to create your own canvas from start to finish and how to make strip frames to protect paintings. These DIY workshops aim to help participants cut down on the cost of artwork creation. Redux Studios, 136 St. Philip St. Saturday, 1-4pm. $110; $90 member. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 

 
The New Southern Table

The New Southern Table


Event Date: 07/19/2014 - 1:00pm




Birmingham, Alabama native Brys Stephens incorporates his love of Southern ingredients and international flavors during this course, bringing French, Mediterranean, Asian, and Latin flavors to the table. Taste dishes like Japanese-style okra with horseradish-soy dressing or purple hull pea tabbouleh. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 1pm. $40. (843)416-3951, www.southernseason.com

 
Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary

Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary


Event Date: 07/19/2014 - 5:00pm




Come out for an evening of music that the whole family can enjoy. Each concert will host a different regional band for this complimentary event held on Saturdays. Cocktail service is available and guests are welcome to bring beach chairs and blankets. Grand Lawn of The Sanctuary, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Saturday, 5-8pm. (843)768-6301,www.kiawahresort.com

 
The Sneakers

The Sneakers


Event Date: 07/19/2014 - 7:00pm




Sway along to live beach music and enjoy the cool harbor breeze during this event, part of the Shaggin’ on the Cooper series. Known for renditions of hits like “Mustang Sally” and “Wonderful Tonight,” local four-piece band The Sneakers is sure to put on a crowd-pleasing show. Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday; 7pm doors, 8pm show. $10; $8 Charleston County resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 

 
Stereo Reform + Sex Bruise?

Stereo Reform + Sex Bruise?


Event Date: 07/19/2014 - 9:00pm




Stereo Reform, a crowd pleasing trio featuring a live drummer, guitars, and synths pairs up with Sex Bruise?, a band with a unique electronic/rock/jazz/funk sound for groovy performance. The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Saturday, 9pm. $8. (843) 571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 
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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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Carolina's Cornhole Tour

Carolina's Cornhole Tour


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 6:30pm to 08/02/2014 - 6:30pm




Come out to the Beach Bar every Thursday this summer and join in the Carolina’s Cornhole Tour. All levels are welcomed and encouraged to compete for cash, prizes, and beer given out nightly. The week eight prize pot will even include $100. The director will determine the brackets and winners each night. The Beach Bar, 1124 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Thursday, 6:30pm. $5 per night. (843) 212-3100, www.cct.americantailgatingleague.com

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Heist, Heist Baby!

Heist, Heist Baby!


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 12:00am to 07/30/2014 - 12:00pm




Jump on stage with this troupe—they recruit volunteer cast members from the audience—or sit back and relax as the goofy murder mystery unfolds. The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, 164 Church St. Days & times vary. $24-$15. (843)937-6453,
www.charlestonmysteries.com

 

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Canvases for Conservation

Canvases for Conservation


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 9:00am to 07/31/2014 - 6:00pm




Ever-popular marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey has partnered with the South Carolina Aquarium to highlight the beauty of the Southeast. The painter and conservationist has a knack for revealing the splendor of South Carolina wildlife in their natural settings. This is definitely an exhibit you’ll want to add to your aquarium agenda. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Daily, 9am-6pm. Free with aquarium admission: $30-$15. (843)720-1990, www.scaquarium.org

 

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

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


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




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

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"Contemporary Dutch Masters"

"Contemporary Dutch Masters"


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 10:00am to 07/31/2014 - 5:00pm




From Simon Balyon and Niek Van der Plas’s beautiful landscapes of the Dutch countryside to Frans Van der Wal, Rene Jansen, and Johannes Eerdmans’ stunning still-life paintings, this exhibit brings the work of some of the most lauded Dutch artists to the Lowcountry. Ella Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

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RiverDogs Games

RiverDogs Games


Event Date: 07/04/2014 - 12:00am to 07/31/2014 - 12:00pm




It just isn’t summer without a trip to the Joe to cheer on our hometown RiverDogs! They begin a series against Rome on July 4, with the game of course followed by a stellar fireworks show, and go on to play against Greenville (July 9 is wet and wild with Big Splash Day), Lexington, Augusta (check out the team’s seersucker jerseys on July 20), and Hagerstown. Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St. Days & times vary. $19-$8. (843) 577-3647, www.riverdogs.com

 

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Reorientation

Reorientation


Event Date: 07/07/2014 - 10:00am to 08/02/2014 - 5:00pm




Take a closer look at works produced by photographer Chloe Gilstrap, silversmith Kaminer Haislip, printmaker and painter Kate MacNeil, and printmaker Jane Ann Sweeny, all members of the Redux community. Join them for a free reception onJuly 11 featuring food from Outta My Huevos Food Truck and beverages from Holy City Brewing. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Phillip St. Gallery Hours, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 12-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

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Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet


Event Date: 07/10/2014 - 8:00pm to 08/17/2014 - 3:00pm




Threshold presents this iconic Shakespearian tale of young love and family rivalry as a part of its summer intensive workshop for local professionals and amateurs alike. Be prepared to laugh and cry along with the ”star cross’d lovers.” Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $15. (843)277-2172, www.charlestontheater.com

 

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Miniatures Art Exhibition

Miniatures Art Exhibition


Event Date: 07/10/2014 - 10:00pm to 08/23/2014 - 5:00pm




For this unique exhibit, Nancy Van Meter, Beth de Loiselle, Paul Eaton, and Nancy Pellat all present diminutive paintings of pups. As an art form, miniatures have existed since before the 15th century. Their creators are lauded for the painstaking techniques—which require considerable artistic skill—used to achieve such detail within a small scale.  Dog & Horse Fine Art, 102 Church St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)577-5500, www.dogandhorsefineart.com

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Accepting Applications for a Muse

Accepting Applications for a Muse


Event Date: 07/11/2014 - 12:00am to 07/20/2014 - 12:00pm




The winner of last year’s What If? Production’s Playwrights Festival makes its world premier at this year’s fest. The play is Brian Burke Jones’ introspective comedy about writers’ block and the desperate measures that are sometimes taken in the search for inspiration. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Days & times vary. Price TBA. (843)412-8082, www.whatifproductions.org

 

 
Summer Camp: Japanese Manuscript Binding

Summer Camp: Japanese Manuscript Binding


Event Date: 07/21/2014 - 9:30am to 07/25/2014 - 1:30pm




JULY 21-25
This five-day camp provides the unique opportunity to study the craft of hand-bound books under the instruction of book binder Brien Beidler. The sessions focus on the historical method of Japanese manuscript binding. Campers customize their work with different cover materials and decorative papers. Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Monday-Friday, 9:30am-1:30pm. $300; $250 member. (843)723-9912, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.net.

 

 
 
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Playwrights Festival

Playwrights Festival


Event Date: 07/11/2014 - 12:00am to 07/20/2014 - 12:00pm




Devoted to introducing audiences to ambitious contemporary American theater works by new and emerging artists, What If? Productions has held a Playwrights Festival—and accompanying competition—annually since 2012. Throughout this year’s event, catch the world premiere of Brian Burke Jones’ Accepting Applications For a Muse, an introspective comedy about writer’s block that won last year’s competition. On July 12, view staged readings of scenes from the three finalists in the 2014 competition (you can help select the winner!). A Q&A with Jones, a “24-hour playhouse,” and more round out the offerings. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Days, times, & prices vary. (843) 412-8082, www.whatifproductions.org

 

 
 
 
 
 
Seussical Jr.

Seussical Jr.


Event Date: 07/25/2014 - 7:00pm to 07/26/2014 - 2:00pm




At the end of a three-week summer camp, students present their own full-scale musical with sets, lights, and costumes, using all they learn about the discipline and dedication it takes to create a musical. This year’s production is from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St., Charleston. Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 10am & 2pm. $20.50. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

 
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“IMMERSED”

“IMMERSED”


Event Date: 07/15/2014 - 10:00am to 08/31/2014 - 6:00pm




Based out of Isle of Palms, where he paints seven days a week—sometimes 12 hours a day—Matt Story uses oil paint to conjure hyperrealistic scenes of young women swimming underwater. Though the subject matter is modern, the style nods to his artistic heros, including 16th- and 17th-century Italian masters Titian and Caravaggio. The Atelier Galleries, 153 King St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)722-5668, www.theateliergalleries.com

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The Charleston Variety Show

The Charleston Variety Show


Event Date: 07/18/2014 - 12:00am to 07/20/2014 - 12:00pm




Brad and Jennifer Moranz have appeared on Broadway and directed and choreographed musicals such as Guys and Dolls and Little Shop of Horrors. Watch the duo put their experience to work producing this medley of hits from many genres. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $34-$16. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 

 
 
Cocktail Class and Tasting: Refreshing Summertime Cocktails

Cocktail Class and Tasting: Refreshing Summertime Cocktails


Event Date: 07/22/2014 - 6:30pm




Jayce McConnell, head bartender at Edumund's Oast, shares his techniques during this special beverage-making course inspired by New World Spirits. Sample five drinks, including Caipirinhas, Pisco Sour, Margarita, the Agave del Sol and Palomas. Learn how to make these specialty cocktails while enjoying small snacks provided. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now. Edmund’s Oast, 1081 Morrison Dr. Tuesday, 6:30pm. $45. (843)727-1145, www.edmundsoast.com

 
The Giving Tree Band

The Giving Tree Band


Event Date: 07/22/2014 - 8:30pm




Paste Magazine calls this band “new and refreshing.” Hailing from Illinois, The Giving Tree is a folksy indie rock band known for their rendition of "Brown-Eyed Women" by the Grateful Dead. Come out to The Pour House to jam alongside this 5-piece band. People under the age of 21 could be subject to a surcharge. The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Tuesday, 8:30pm. $8. (843) 571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 
 
The Baugh Agency Present “365 Later” & The Blue Jai Project

The Baugh Agency Present “365 Later” & The Blue Jai Project


Event Date: 07/24/2014 - 6:30pm




Join The Baugh Agency in celebrating their first birthday at Rebekah Jacob Gallery. There will be wine, hor d’oeuvres, networking, a big announcement and a very special reading by local 10-year-old author, Jaiden Z. Smith, from her book, “A Perfect Kind of Different.” The first 100 guests will also receive a special keepsake from The Baugh Agency. Rebekah Jacob Gallery, 502 King St. Thursday, 6:30pm. Free. (843)475-8374, www.thebaughagency.com

 
Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill

Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill


Event Date: 07/24/2014 - 8:30pm




Float around the Sanctuary pool while watching your favorite family movie every Thursday this summer. Whether you swim or lounge, you won’t be able to miss the show on the inflatable movie screen. Parents can enjoy drinks from the Loggerhead Bar, which will extend their hours through the end of the event. The Sanctuary Pool, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island. Thursday, 8:30pm. Free. (843) 768-6253, www.kiawahresort.com/events

 
John Hiatt & the Combo & The Robert Cray Band

John Hiatt & the Combo & The Robert Cray Band


Event Date: 07/25/2014 - 6:30pm




Enjoy an evening with John Hiatt, noted as “one of the most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years” by The Los Angeles Times, and Robert Cray, hailed as “one of the most reliable pleasures of soul and blues for over three decades now” by The New Yorker. Both artists have earned significant acclaim: Hiatt is the recipient of the 2008 Americana Music Association’s lifetime achievement award for songwriting, while Cray is a five-time Grammy Award winner. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show. $60-$40. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

 
Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park


Event Date: 07/25/2014 - 6:30pm




Watch the sun sink below the Charleston Harbor, then sit back and enjoy a movie on Cinebarre’s outdoor screen. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled evening. Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. Memorial Waterfront Park, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 6:30-10:30pm. Free. www.comeonovermp.com

 
Fight for Air Climb

Fight for Air Climb


Event Date: 07/26/2014 - 6:30am




How far will you climb? Challenge yourself in this unique vertical road race in support of the American Lung Association. Participants climb upwards of 1,500 stairs, flying solo or gathering a few friends and family members to captain a team. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 6:30am. $25. (843)556-8451, www.lung.org

 

 
2014 Fight for Air Climb

2014 Fight for Air Climb


Event Date: 07/26/2014 - 7:00am




Featuring three different challenges of adrenaline-filled stair-racing, individuals can pledge to climb from 1,500 to over 5,000 stairs at the North Charleston Coliseum for the 2014 Fight for Air Climb. Be sure not to miss the final race, the Firefighter Challenge, in which firefighters climb the Coliseum steps in full gear. Participants are asked to raise at least $100 to compete, and all proceeds benefit the American Lung Association. North Charleston Colisueum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 7am. $25. (843)556-8451, www.climbcharleston.org

 
Sweetgrass Basket Workshop

Sweetgrass Basket Workshop


Event Date: 07/26/2014 - 9:30am




Learn how to make one of Charleston’s most notable crafts with traditional basket maker Sarah Edwards-Hammond. Immerse yourself in the history of sweetgrass baskets and then create your own. No experience is required for this adult workshop. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Saturday, 9:30am-1:30pm. $60; $45 member. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 

 
Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway

Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway


Event Date: 07/26/2014 - 10:00am




Toot toot. Can’t ya hear that whistle blowin’? It’s the new tank engine at Wonder Works. Come celebrate the release of a new Thomas & Friends engine toy. Little engineers are invited to try out the tracksets and participate in Thomas-themed family activities. All participants will be entered to win exciting Thomas & Friends prizes. Wonder Works, 975 Savannah Hwy. Saturday, 10am. Free. (843)573-9300, www.wonderworkscharleston.com

 
Stretcher Bar & Framing Workshop

Stretcher Bar & Framing Workshop


Event Date: 07/26/2014 - 1:00pm




Learn how to create your own canvas from start to finish and how to make strip frames to protect paintings. These DIY workshops aim to help participants cut down on the cost of artwork creation. Redux Studios, 136 St. Philip St. Saturday, 1-4pm. $110; $90 member. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 

 
Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary

Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary


Event Date: 07/26/2014 - 5:00pm




Come out for an evening of music that the whole family can enjoy. Each concert will host a different regional band for this complimentary event held on Saturdays. Cocktail service is available and guests are welcome to bring beach chairs and blankets. Grand Lawn of The Sanctuary, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Saturday, 5-8pm. (843)768-6301,www.kiawahresort.com

 
Karaoke Smackdown: Teen Idols

Karaoke Smackdown: Teen Idols


Event Date: 07/26/2014 - 8:00pm




Threshold Repertory Theatre and What If? Productions host this singing competition nominated as Best Karaoke Night for the Best of Charleston Awards. Watch as 10 individuals compete for the champion title as they perform songs by teen-heartthrob artists such as Katy Perry and One Direction. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Saturday, 8pm. $10. (843)277-2172, www.thresholdrep.org

 
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A Ride to Remember

A Ride to Remember


Event Date: 07/18/2014 - 7:30am to 07/20/2014 - 12:00pm




Summers here may be hot, but that doesn’t stop adventurous cyclists from riding cross-state in this 250-mile bicycle journey. Starting in Simpsonville, participants make their way to Charleston over a three-day period with the support of a medical, mechanical, and hydration crew. Whether you bike one day or all three, funds raised support the Alzheimer’s Association. Simpsonville Clock Tower, corner of South Main & West Curtis Sts., Simpsonville. Friday-Sunday, 7:30am start. $50 registration & $300 fundraising minimum. (843)614-6606, www.alz.org

 

 
 
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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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Carolina's Cornhole Tour

Carolina's Cornhole Tour


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 6:30pm to 08/02/2014 - 6:30pm




Come out to the Beach Bar every Thursday this summer and join in the Carolina’s Cornhole Tour. All levels are welcomed and encouraged to compete for cash, prizes, and beer given out nightly. The week eight prize pot will even include $100. The director will determine the brackets and winners each night. The Beach Bar, 1124 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Thursday, 6:30pm. $5 per night. (843) 212-3100, www.cct.americantailgatingleague.com

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Heist, Heist Baby!

Heist, Heist Baby!


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 12:00am to 07/30/2014 - 12:00pm




Jump on stage with this troupe—they recruit volunteer cast members from the audience—or sit back and relax as the goofy murder mystery unfolds. The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, 164 Church St. Days & times vary. $24-$15. (843)937-6453,
www.charlestonmysteries.com

 

 
Shark Week

Shark Week


Event Date: 07/31/2014 - 12:00am to 08/10/2014 - 12:00pm




Instead of gluing yourself to the TV, experience Shark Week in real life at the South Carolina Aquarium (which just got three new sharks this spring, bringing the total in the Great Ocean Tank up to 14). This 11-day fest kicks off with the 21-and-up “Dark Blue” event ($35) on July 31, featuring live music, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Then, from August 1 to 10, visit the Aquarium for an extravaganza offering rides in a “shark cage,” themed dive shows, and interactive activities. Kids can enjoy a special craft area, plus “Shark Alley” with puzzles, foam teeth, and shark ID signs. And don’t forget to have your photo snapped in a giant megalodon jaw.  South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. $25; $18 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843) 577-3474, scaquarium.org

 

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Canvases for Conservation

Canvases for Conservation


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 9:00am to 07/31/2014 - 6:00pm




Ever-popular marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey has partnered with the South Carolina Aquarium to highlight the beauty of the Southeast. The painter and conservationist has a knack for revealing the splendor of South Carolina wildlife in their natural settings. This is definitely an exhibit you’ll want to add to your aquarium agenda. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Daily, 9am-6pm. Free with aquarium admission: $30-$15. (843)720-1990, www.scaquarium.org

 

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

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


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




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

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"Contemporary Dutch Masters"

"Contemporary Dutch Masters"


Event Date: 07/01/2014 - 10:00am to 07/31/2014 - 5:00pm




From Simon Balyon and Niek Van der Plas’s beautiful landscapes of the Dutch countryside to Frans Van der Wal, Rene Jansen, and Johannes Eerdmans’ stunning still-life paintings, this exhibit brings the work of some of the most lauded Dutch artists to the Lowcountry. Ella Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

 
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RiverDogs Games

RiverDogs Games


Event Date: 07/04/2014 - 12:00am to 07/31/2014 - 12:00pm




It just isn’t summer without a trip to the Joe to cheer on our hometown RiverDogs! They begin a series against Rome on July 4, with the game of course followed by a stellar fireworks show, and go on to play against Greenville (July 9 is wet and wild with Big Splash Day), Lexington, Augusta (check out the team’s seersucker jerseys on July 20), and Hagerstown. Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St. Days & times vary. $19-$8. (843) 577-3647, www.riverdogs.com

 

 
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Reorientation

Reorientation


Event Date: 07/07/2014 - 10:00am to 08/02/2014 - 5:00pm




Take a closer look at works produced by photographer Chloe Gilstrap, silversmith Kaminer Haislip, printmaker and painter Kate MacNeil, and printmaker Jane Ann Sweeny, all members of the Redux community. Join them for a free reception onJuly 11 featuring food from Outta My Huevos Food Truck and beverages from Holy City Brewing. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Phillip St. Gallery Hours, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 12-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

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Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet


Event Date: 07/10/2014 - 8:00pm to 08/17/2014 - 3:00pm




Threshold presents this iconic Shakespearian tale of young love and family rivalry as a part of its summer intensive workshop for local professionals and amateurs alike. Be prepared to laugh and cry along with the ”star cross’d lovers.” Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $15. (843)277-2172, www.charlestontheater.com

 

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Miniatures Art Exhibition

Miniatures Art Exhibition


Event Date: 07/10/2014 - 10:00pm to 08/23/2014 - 5:00pm




For this unique exhibit, Nancy Van Meter, Beth de Loiselle, Paul Eaton, and Nancy Pellat all present diminutive paintings of pups. As an art form, miniatures have existed since before the 15th century. Their creators are lauded for the painstaking techniques—which require considerable artistic skill—used to achieve such detail within a small scale.  Dog & Horse Fine Art, 102 Church St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)577-5500, www.dogandhorsefineart.com

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“IMMERSED”

“IMMERSED”


Event Date: 07/15/2014 - 10:00am to 08/31/2014 - 6:00pm




Based out of Isle of Palms, where he paints seven days a week—sometimes 12 hours a day—Matt Story uses oil paint to conjure hyperrealistic scenes of young women swimming underwater. Though the subject matter is modern, the style nods to his artistic heros, including 16th- and 17th-century Italian masters Titian and Caravaggio. The Atelier Galleries, 153 King St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)722-5668, www.theateliergalleries.com

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Bazaar at the Point

Bazaar at the Point


Event Date: 07/27/2014 - 11:00am




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

 
 
Artful Dodgers and Emerald Empire Band

Artful Dodgers and Emerald Empire Band


Event Date: 07/29/2014 - 9:00pm




Join Artful Dodgers musicians Michael Quinn on sax, Kenny Shider on bass, Nivlac Retxab on kit, and David Grimm on guitar as they jam out with Emerald Empire Band during this free, funk music extravaganza. The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Tuesday, 9pm. Free. (843) 571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 
 
Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill

Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill


Event Date: 07/31/2014 - 8:30pm




Float around the Sanctuary pool while watching your favorite family movie every Thursday this summer. Whether you swim or lounge, you won’t be able to miss the show on the inflatable movie screen. Parents can enjoy drinks from the Loggerhead Bar, which will extend their hours through the end of the event. The Sanctuary Pool, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island. Thursday, 8:30pm. Free. (843) 768-6253, www.kiawahresort.com/events

 




UPCOMING EVENTS

07/31/2014 - 12:00am to 08/10/2014 - 12:00pm

Instead of gluing yourself to the TV, experience Shark Week in real life at the South Carolina Aquarium (which just got three new sharks this spring, bringing the total in the Great Ocean Tank up to 14). This 11-day fest kicks off with the 21-and-up “Dark Blue” event ($35) on July 31, featuring live music, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Then, from August 1 to 10, visit the Aquarium for an extravaganza offering rides in a “shark cage,” themed dive shows, and interactive activities. Kids can enjoy a special craft area, plus “Shark Alley” with puzzles, foam teeth, and shark ID signs. And don’t forget to have your photo snapped in a giant megalodon jaw.  South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. $25; $18 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843) 577-3474, scaquarium.org

 

07/31/2014 - 8:30pm

Float around the Sanctuary pool while watching your favorite family movie every Thursday this summer. Whether you swim or lounge, you won’t be able to miss the show on the inflatable movie screen. Parents can enjoy drinks from the Loggerhead Bar, which will extend their hours through the end of the event. The Sanctuary Pool, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island. Thursday, 8:30pm. Free. (843) 768-6253, www.kiawahresort.com/events

08/01/2014 - 10:00am to 08/31/2014 - 6:00pm

Oceanic conservation is on the forefront of many Lowcountry initiatives, and emerging artist Laura Palermo is passionate about sea turtles and dedicated to raising awareness of their endangerment. This collection of paintings depicts each of the residents of the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the hospital to aid these rescued animals. Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)723-0303, www.marymartinart.com

 

08/01/2014 - 11:00am to 08/29/2014 - 5:00pm

Inspired by the ever-changing shoreline, KC Collins presents her new series that explores the idea of inertia. Check out her exhibition influenced by the effect of the moon on the movement of water at Robert Lange Studios. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Days & times vary. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

08/01/2014 - 12:00pm

After spending the day hitting long drives and putting on the green, golfers and non-golfers alike are invited to don their best black and white duds for a gala. During the festive benefit, bid on trips to Costa Rica, gifts cards to local restaurants like Oak Steakhouse, and tickets to the US Open, and enjoy live music from Plane Jane. Proceeds benefit Abby’s Friends, a local organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Type I diabetes research. Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island. Friday, golf at noon; gala at 7pm. Gala $150. (843)364-6731, www.abbysfriends.org

 

08/01/2014 - 6:00pm

Every Friday for the month of August, Freshfields Village invites you to join them for a free live concert with family-friendly musicians such as GrooveTown, Bradford Station, and Palmetto Soul. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or towel to sit on while you enjoy the music. Food and beverage are available for purchase. The Village Green, 149 Village Green Ln.,John’s Island. Friday, 6-9pm. Free. (843)768-6491,www.FreshfieldsVillage.com

08/01/2014 - 7:00pm

Members of Parliament-Funkadelic and The Brothers Johnson bring Talking Heads back to the stage in this live music documentary. Talking Heads classics like “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down The House,” and “Take Me to the River” make an appearance in this display of musicality and filmography by cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth and director Jonathan Demme. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 7pm. $7. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

08/02/2014 - 9:00am

Calling all aspiring yogis to get their stretch on! Come out and enjoy an hour of relaxing community yoga under the instruction and guidance of instructors from the Yoga House of Charleston. Bring your own yoga mat or towel, and gather after for complimentary refreshments at The Flats at Mixson. The Mixson Barn, 4472 Newman’s Alley, North Charleston. Saturday, 9am. Free. (843)321-9575, www.mixson.com

08/02/2014 - 10:00am

This unique event features vendors offering reptile pets, suppliers, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Learn, play, and spend time with family at this one-day animal show and sale. Omar Shrine Auditorium, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 10am-5pm. $10 adults, $5 children 5-12, free for children under 5. (843) 881-4220, www.reptiday.com

08/02/2014 - 10:00am to 08/03/2014 - 4:00pm

To celebrate the remodel of the Old Mount Pleasant Academy, the Mary Martin Art Gallery and the Hunnicutt Real Estate Team have converted the space into an art gallery for one weekend only. Come tour the building and enjoy refreshments while taking in featured works by local artists. Old Mount Pleasant Academy, 140 Hibben St., Mount Pleasant. Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm. Free. (843)723-0303, www.marymartinart.com

 

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