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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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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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”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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“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

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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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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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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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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MOJA Arts Festival Competition Submission Deadline

MOJA Arts Festival Competition Submission Deadline


Event Date:
08/26/2016 (All day) to 09/02/2016 (All day)




Show off your talents at this year's MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition by entering the competition with your original work. The juror, Greg Jenkins, who manages the Gibbes Museum of Art, is a member of the MOJA Arts Festival Planning Committee and was the exhibition's 1986 poster artist, selects exceptional artists for cash prizes—so it may just be worth that $20 entry fee. Apply online by Friday at https://cgwp.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/31869. Call (843)724-7305 for more details.

 
 
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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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Roy.g.biv

Roy.g.biv


Event Date:
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

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The Lighter Side

The Lighter Side


Event Date:
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

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Lowcountry Jazz Festival

Lowcountry Jazz Festival


Event Date:
09/02/2016 - 7:30pm to 09/04/2016 - 7:30pm




Now in its eighth year, the Lowcountry Jazz Festival continues to bring some of the biggest names in the industry to Charleston. Enjoy a relaxing Labor Day weekend grooving to the sweet sounds of jazz masterminds like Brian Culbertson, Dave Koz and David Sanborn, Will Downing, and Peabo Bryson. The three-day fest benefits Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc., an organization dedicated to reducing disparities in health care among the underserved. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $100-$56. (843)529-5000, www.lowcountryjazzfest.com

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Wings and Rosé Late Night Happy Hour

Wings and Rosé Late Night Happy Hour


Event Date: 09/02/2016 - 10:00pm




Usually when you're devouring a plate of chicken wings, you might swallow it down with some beer. Home Team BBQ invites you to try something new, pairing its famous wings with a taste of the Hamptons for the Wings and Rosé Late Night Happy Hour, featuring ciders, rosés, and cocktails from New York-based Wolffer Estate Vineyards at the restaurant's downtown location. Home Team BBQ, 126 Williman St. Thursday, 10pm. $5 cider, $7 cocktail, $10 for six wings and a glass of rosé or cider. http://woffercider.com, http://hometeambbq.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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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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”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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“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

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

 
 
 
Hairspray

Hairspray


Event Date:
09/07/2016 - 7:30pm to 09/25/2016 - 3:00pm




Comb up that beehive and practice your hand jive—the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray lights up the Holy City’s Dock Street Theatre in this Charleston Stage production. Hits like “You Can’t Stop the Beat” and “The Nicest Kids in Town” have you shimmying in your seat as you cheer on heroine Tracy Turnblad, a big-haired, big-hearted teen fighting for racial integration in 1960s Baltimore. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $67-$30. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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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

 
 
 
 
The Things We Carry

The Things We Carry


Event Date:
09/08/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 1:00pm




“The Things We Carry” (on view through October 9) showcases paintings, sculptures, and photographs by nationally recognized contemporary artists including Bo Bartlett, Deborah Luster, and Sally Mann. Learn more about these artists and their mission to dissect and digest racial tension and reconciliation in the Holy City on this tour led by curator of exhibitions Pam Wall. 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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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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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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Roy.g.biv

Roy.g.biv


Event Date:
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

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The Lighter Side

The Lighter Side


Event Date:
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

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Lowcountry Jazz Festival

Lowcountry Jazz Festival


Event Date:
09/02/2016 - 7:30pm to 09/04/2016 - 7:30pm




Now in its eighth year, the Lowcountry Jazz Festival continues to bring some of the biggest names in the industry to Charleston. Enjoy a relaxing Labor Day weekend grooving to the sweet sounds of jazz masterminds like Brian Culbertson, Dave Koz and David Sanborn, Will Downing, and Peabo Bryson. The three-day fest benefits Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc., an organization dedicated to reducing disparities in health care among the underserved. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $100-$56. (843)529-5000, www.lowcountryjazzfest.com

 
 
 
 
A Night of Hope Silent Auction

A Night of Hope Silent Auction


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




 Come out to Ashley River Plantation and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association while enjoying a wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. The silent auction features many items, including restaurant gift cards, shopping gift baskets, spa packages, hair and makeup packages, game tickets, art, and jewelry. Ashley River Planation, 2333 Ashley River Road. Thursday, 6-8pm. $5 entry. 

 
Chamber Music Charleston Season opening Performance

Chamber Music Charleston Season opening Performance


Event Date: 09/08/2016 - 7:00pm




Chamber Music Charleston kicks off its 10th anniversary season with a performance at the Charleston Library Society. Flutist Regina Helcher Yost, cellist Timothy O’Malley, and pianist Irina Pevzner perform Dvorák’s ”Humoresque”; Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata in G minor, op. 19, for cello and piano; Schoenfield’s ”Samba” for flute and piano; and Martinu’s ”Poco Allegretto” for flute, cello, and piano. Look for more events throughout the 2016-2017 season that celebrate CMC’s decade-long dedication to music education in the Lowcountry. Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Thursday, 7pm. $30; $20 CLS member. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.com

 
The Most Races Show On Earth

The Most Races Show On Earth


Event Date: 09/08/2016 - 7:00pm




A Japanese-American, a Lebanese-Canadian, an African-American, and an Iranian-American bring issues of race and identity to the stage for a night of hilarious tell-it-like-it-is comedy. Performing for the third time at the Music Hall, the internationally touring stand-up comedy show features funny guys KT Tatara from NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Dave Merheje from Just for Laughs, Dino Archie from Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Amir K from CBS’s Comics Unleashed. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 7pm doors; 8pm show. $15; $10 student. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Clue: The Musical

Clue: The Musical


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




Was it Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with the candlestick or Miss Peacock in the dining room with the revolver? Join 5th Wall Productions, a local organization dedicated to bringing live, affordable theater to the community, as they attempt to solve the what, who, and where that left Mr. Boddy the victim in the center of this murder mystery. 5th Wall Studios (inside Citadel Mall), 2070 Sam Rittenburg Blvd. Days vary, 8pm. $20-$15. (843)697-3359, www.5thwallproductions.org

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Bakersfield Mist

Bakersfield Mist


Event Date:
09/09/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/25/2016 - 3:00pm




One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, especially once Maude Gutman begins to suspect the three-dollar painting she bought at a yard sale may actually be an original Jackson Pollock worth millions. When the unemployed bartender brings a renowned New York art expert to her trailer park to authenticate the painting, chaos ensues. Written by Stephen Sachs and brought to life by the Footlight Players, this one-act dramedy explores the complexities of art and identity through the polar-opposite duo’s crackling banter. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $30-$10. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

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Conversations with a Curator: Chief Curator Grahame Long on Charleston Silver & Jewelry

Conversations with a Curator: Chief Curator Grahame Long on Charleston Silver & Jewelry


Event Date: 09/09/2016 - 10:30am




For this installment of new monthly event Conversations with a Curator, The Charleston Museum’s Grahame Long guides visitors through the Loeblein Gallery of Charleston Silver, which shines with pieces created by the South’s finest craftspeople from Colonial to Victorian times (George Washington’s christening cup, for example). Long points out the museum’s latest acquisitions, shares fascinating stories, and answers questions. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Friday, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Free with admission: $12; $5 ages three-12; free for child under three. (843) 722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 
The Phall Grand Ball in the Hall: A Phish & Grateful Dead Celebration

The Phall Grand Ball in the Hall: A Phish & Grateful Dead Celebration


Event Date: 09/09/2016 - 7:00pm




Calling all jam band junkies: groove to Phish and Grateful Dead hits as they are performed by classically trained solo pianist and Phish fanatic (she’s attended more than 300 of the band’s shows!) Holly Bowling. Charleston’s own tribute band, Runaway Gin, joins Holly on stage for an evening of wonderfully reimagined tunes. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 7pm doors; 8pm show. $18.50-$15. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon


Event Date:
09/10/2016 - 12:00pm to 09/11/2016 - 12:00pm




Spoil your furry friend with a day at the waterpark! Dogs are invited to dive into the refreshing waters at both Splash Island and Whirlin’ Waters. Pet owners are admitted free with their four-legged friend—purchase a ticket early because space is limited. Splash Island Waterpark, 444 Needlerush Pkwy., Mount Pleasant, Saturday, noon-5pm. $10-$8. Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. Sunday, noon-5pm, $15-$12. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

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Cast Off Fishing Tournament

Cast Off Fishing Tournament


Event Date: 09/10/2016 - 7:00am




Grab your bait and tackle box and head out to the Mount Pleasant Pier for this family friendly fishing tournament, the second-to-last event of the season. Prizes are awarded in the following categories: adult angler, lady angler, youth angler (12 and under), senior angler (60 and up), and total weight of five fish. Equipment rentals, tackle, and frozen bait are provided. Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 7am-3pm. $13-$10; $8 ages three-12/senior; $5 fishing pass holder. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
9/11 Heroes Run

9/11 Heroes Run


Event Date: 09/10/2016 - 9:00am




The local iteration of this national event brings communities together to recognize the sacrifices that have been made by those who serve, and have served, our country. Join in the 5K to raise funds for local military and first responder organizations and the Travis Manion Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping our nation’s veterans and families of fallen heroes. Charleston Fire & Police Department, 235 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island. Saturday, 9am. $32.50; $30 active duty military/first responder. (843)597-9240, www.travismanion.org

 
Shaggin’ on the Cooper

Shaggin’ on the Cooper


Event Date: 09/10/2016 - 7:00pm




Relish the last days of summer with live music, dancing, and salty harbor breezes at the final Shaggin’ on the Cooper event of the season. Party band The Sneakers provides live entertainment, and food and beverages are available throughout the evening. Space is limited, so advance purchase is recommended. Memorial Waterfront Park, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 7pm doors; 8pm music. $10-$8. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Women & Dylan: A Tribute to Bob Dylan

Women & Dylan: A Tribute to Bob Dylan


Event Date: 09/10/2016 - 7:00pm




Local musicians Hazel Ketchum and Lindsay Holler present the fourth edition of their popular series, ”Women &,” with a show featuring some of Charleston’s best female vocalists—Jordan Igoe, Hunter Park, Faline, Alva Anderson, Danielle Howle, Ketchum, and Holler—performing soulful renditions of Bob Dylan classics. Charleston-based bands The Western Polaroids and the Hungry Monks back the singers.Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 7pm doors; 8pm show. $18-$15. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Charleston Symphony Orchestra 80th Anniversary Concert & Gala

Charleston Symphony Orchestra 80th Anniversary Concert & Gala


Event Date: 09/10/2016 - 7:00pm




Grammy Award-nominee (for best classical instrumental solo) Leon Fleisher and his wife, fellow renowned pianist Katherine Jacobson, join the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for the CSO’s 80th anniversary opening night performance. For the first half of the concert, Fleisher plays 19th-century French composer Maurice Ravel’s famed Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, then Jacobson joins him on stage for Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos in F Major, K.242. Conducted by music director Ken Lam, the orchestra plays ninth-century Czech composer Antonín Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) for the second half of the performance. The “A Night to Remember” Gala dinner with a full bar, dancing, entertainment, and live auction follows. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Saturday, 6pm reception; 7pm concert; 8pm gala. $125-$49 concert; $165 gala. (843)723-7528, www.charlestonsymphony.org

 
Broadway Rocks

Broadway Rocks


Event Date: 09/10/2016 - 7:30pm




Broadway lovers, resist the urge to leap onstage and sing along as top New York vocalists perform popular songs from high-energy hit musicals including Wicked, Hairspray, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Rent,The Wiz, and Phantom of the Opera. There’s no better way to take in highlights of your favorite shows (and save money on a plane ticket!). North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 7:30pm. $35-$15. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.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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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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”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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“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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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

 
Sitting Underwater

Sitting Underwater


Event Date:
09/16/2016 - 10:00am to 09/30/2016 - 10:00am




Influenced by both abstract expressionists and his own personal experiences (such as becoming a father), local contemporary artist Brian Coleman creates larger-than-life mixed-media pieces on paper as well as canvas. In his most recent work, the artist takes a departure from his well-known large, organic shapes and instead explores a more daring color palette and unstructured shape clusters (see Your World In a Womb, Kid, above). Join Coleman for an opening night reception Friday, September 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. The George Gallery, 50 Bogard St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.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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Roy.g.biv

Roy.g.biv


Event Date:
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

 
Repticon Charleston

Repticon Charleston


Event Date:
09/17/2016 - 10:00am to 09/18/2016 - 10:00am




Whether you are in the market for a cold-blooded pet or have exotic animals you would like to display, this two-day event celebrating snakes, lizards, crocs, and a multitude of other reptiles (and amphibians) is the place to be. Vendors sell thousands of animals directly from top-quality breeders, and reptile breeders and experts present live animal encounters and seminars on the hour both days. Ladson Exchange Park, 9850 Highway 78, Ladson. Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm. $10; $5 ages five-12; free for child under five. www.repticon.com/charleston

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The Lighter Side

The Lighter Side


Event Date:
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

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Hairspray

Hairspray


Event Date:
09/07/2016 - 7:30pm to 09/25/2016 - 3:00pm




Comb up that beehive and practice your hand jive—the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray lights up the Holy City’s Dock Street Theatre in this Charleston Stage production. Hits like “You Can’t Stop the Beat” and “The Nicest Kids in Town” have you shimmying in your seat as you cheer on heroine Tracy Turnblad, a big-haired, big-hearted teen fighting for racial integration in 1960s Baltimore. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $67-$30. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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The Things We Carry

The Things We Carry


Event Date:
09/08/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 1:00pm




“The Things We Carry” (on view through October 9) showcases paintings, sculptures, and photographs by nationally recognized contemporary artists including Bo Bartlett, Deborah Luster, and Sally Mann. Learn more about these artists and their mission to dissect and digest racial tension and reconciliation in the Holy City on this tour led by curator of exhibitions Pam Wall. 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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Clue: The Musical

Clue: The Musical


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




Was it Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with the candlestick or Miss Peacock in the dining room with the revolver? Join 5th Wall Productions, a local organization dedicated to bringing live, affordable theater to the community, as they attempt to solve the what, who, and where that left Mr. Boddy the victim in the center of this murder mystery. 5th Wall Studios (inside Citadel Mall), 2070 Sam Rittenburg Blvd. Days vary, 8pm. $20-$15. (843)697-3359, www.5thwallproductions.org

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Bakersfield Mist

Bakersfield Mist


Event Date:
09/09/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/25/2016 - 3:00pm




One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, especially once Maude Gutman begins to suspect the three-dollar painting she bought at a yard sale may actually be an original Jackson Pollock worth millions. When the unemployed bartender brings a renowned New York art expert to her trailer park to authenticate the painting, chaos ensues. Written by Stephen Sachs and brought to life by the Footlight Players, this one-act dramedy explores the complexities of art and identity through the polar-opposite duo’s crackling banter. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $30-$10. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

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Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon


Event Date:
09/10/2016 - 12:00pm to 09/11/2016 - 12:00pm




Spoil your furry friend with a day at the waterpark! Dogs are invited to dive into the refreshing waters at both Splash Island and Whirlin’ Waters. Pet owners are admitted free with their four-legged friend—purchase a ticket early because space is limited. Splash Island Waterpark, 444 Needlerush Pkwy., Mount Pleasant, Saturday, noon-5pm. $10-$8. Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. Sunday, noon-5pm, $15-$12. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Charleston Water SportsFest

Charleston Water SportsFest


Event Date:
09/12/2016 - 8:00am to 09/18/2016 - 8:00am




Beat the heat with seven days of nonstop fun on the water at the third annual Charleston Water SportsFest. Activities include kayak tours, fly-fishing school, paddleboard lessons, Charleston Harbor history tours,and more than 45 other happenings for competitors, recreational enthusiasts, and leisure water buffs. This year’s featured event is the Chucktown Showdown SUP competition on Saturday, September 17, at Brittlebank Park. Hop on a board to race, or stay on dry land and visit the vendor village and food truck rodeo. There are also SUP yoga sessions, an Ashley River kayak voyage hosted by Nature Adventures, and a bocce tournament presented by Chucktown Social Leagues. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843)805-3030, www.charlestonwatersportsfest.com

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OPEN Arts Expo

OPEN Arts Expo


Event Date: 09/11/2016 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm




Join the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts in the College of Charleston’s picturesque Cistern Yard as they recognize the artistic diversity of the Lowcountry. This 7th annual event showcases artists, musicians, doctors, actors, art organizations and other groups from all across the tri-county area. Enjoy live performances from classic rock artist David Higgins and violinist Seth G, hands-on activities with the areas best artists, an open stage, giveaways, and more.  The Cistern Yard, 66 George St. Sunday, noon-4pm. Free. (843)577-5288, www.artscharleston.org 

 
 
Avalas Kolanko Golf Tournament

Avalas Kolanko Golf Tournament


Event Date: 09/13/2016 - 9:00am




Hit the links for an afternoon tee time in the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation’s (GKF) inaugural golf tournament. The local charity assists disabled students wishing to attend college with their secondary education costs as well as increased support as they pursue a degree. Join the organization at the prestigious Cassique Golf Course on Kiawah Island for the tournament, followed by a catered barbecue meal in the Voysey’s restaurant. Cassique Golf Course, 100 Old Cedar Ln., John’s Island. Tuesday, 9am check in; 11am tee off. $2,000 team of four. (843)478-5001, www.gkfoundation.org

 
Ramen Nights At O-Ku

Ramen Nights At O-Ku


Event Date: 09/13/2016 - 5:00pm




Relive the good old days with O-Ku’s upscale take on this classic collegiate staple. Every Tuesday night, the restaurant serves up homemade ramen as long as supplies last; but this isn’t your roommate’s Cup Noodles! Flavors range from chicken to Lowcountry boil to meat lover’s delight, and this tasty treat promises to satisfy even the most sophisticated palate. O-Ku Sushi, 463 King St. Tuesdays, 5pm. Prices vary. (843)737-0112. (http://o-kusushi.com/)

 
Edmund's Oast & Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. Tasting

Edmund's Oast & Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. Tasting


Event Date: 09/13/2016 - 5:00pm




Join Edmund's Oast in welcoming Scott Vaccaro, owner and brewmaster of Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., at the Bower for a special tasting event featuring several of Vaccaro's rarest beers. Available on tap for special a la carte pricing, these brews include the Pilot Brew, Hudson Valley Harvest Cherry, and Liquid Gold, and guests enjoy a live performance by The Bushels later in the evening. Brew enthusiasts shouldn't miss this incredible opportunity to taste some of the best and brightest craft beers around! Edmund's Oast, 1081 Morrison Drive. Tuesday, 5pm. (843)727-1145, locu.com

 
Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor


Event Date: 09/14/2016 - 7:00pm




Grammy Award-winner Meghan Trainor is bringing only bass, no treble, to the North Charleston Coliseum. The multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and record producer rose to fame with the release of her albumTitle, which includes chart topping hits like “All About That Bass,” and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You.” Listen to these and other contemporary R&B and dance pop tunes from Trainor’s recently released album,Thank You. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Wednesday, 6pm doors; 7pm show. $265-$30. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
Scottish Games & Highland Gathering

Scottish Games & Highland Gathering


Event Date:
09/15/2016 - 8:45am to 09/18/2016 - 8:45am




Celebrate four days of Celtic traditions with the Scottish Society of Charleston. The festivities start on Thursday with a Scotch Whisky Tasting, then continue Friday evening at the black-tie Tartan Ball. Take part in the main event on Saturday at Boone Hall Plantation, featuring live music and entertainment by Rathkeltair and Carroll Brown, piping and drumming competitions, Scottish heavy athletics performed by professional and amateur athletes, Scottish country and highland dancing, children’s activities, border collie demonstrations, a beer garden, and more. On Sunday at 8:45 a.m and 11:45 a.m, visit the First (Scots) Presbyterian Church on Meeting Street for the Kirkin o’ the Tartan service. Locations, times, & prices vary. www.charlestonscots.org

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Le Creuset Factory-To-Table Sale

Le Creuset Factory-To-Table Sale


Event Date:
09/15/2016 - 10:00am to 09/18/2016 - 7:00pm




For the first time ever, world-renowned cookware producer Le Creuset is hosting a ”factory-to-table” sales event featuring items never before seen in the United States. Those in attendance can enjoy 70% off retail prices of a huge variety of products, appearances by local chefs, daily drawings and prize giveaways, as well as numerous kid friendly activities. All ticket proceeds from the event benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank, the Green Heart Project, and the Culinary Institute of Charleston. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr. Thursday-Sunday, 10:00am-7:00pm. $5 Thursday & Friday; free Saturday & Sunday, . (843)529-5011, www.charlestonconventioncenter.com

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Indaco Happy Hour

Indaco Happy Hour


Event Date:
09/15/2016 - 5:00pm to 09/16/2016 - 7:00pm




Head over to Indaco to enjoy their weekday happy hour! The Italian eatery offers half-off all pizzas and antipasta, $5 bites (marinated olives, pickled cherry bomb peppers, focaccia), $4 Peronis, $4 mystery beers, $6 specialty cocktails, and $6 house red or white wine. Indaco, 526 King St. Monday-Friday, 5-7pm. Prices vary. (843)872-6828, indacocharleston.com

 

 

 
 
Good Business Summit

Good Business Summit


Event Date: 09/15/2016 - 8:00am




Head to College of Charleston's Sottile Theatre for the fourth-annual Good Business Summit. The Good Business Summit is a one-day event presented by Lowcountry Local First spotlighting creative ideas and workable solutions for building your company with profit and purpose. Attendees are invited to engage during breakfast, lunch, and happy hour networking events. College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Thursday, 8am-5pm. $180; $140 member; $35 student. (843)801-3390, goodbusinesssummit.org

 
Sweet Tea Festival

Sweet Tea Festival


Event Date: 09/15/2016 - 5:00pm




Hosted by Summerville DREAM, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering community pride and involvement, this sweet tea extravaganza, featuring live music, arts and crafts, food, and, of course, glasses of ice tea, brings locals and visitors together in historic downtown Summerville. Festivalgoers act as judges as local restaurants from the town, which claims to be the birthplace of sweet tea, battle it out to see whose recipe is the best of all. Downtown Summerville. Thursday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)873-8535, www.visitsummerville.com

 
Date Night at Mercantile and Mash

Date Night at Mercantile and Mash


Event Date: 09/15/2016 - 6:30pm




If you're looking for a way to spice up your next date night, look no further than Mercantile and Mash, a gourmet food emporium located in the newly renovated Cigar Factory on East Bay. Enjoy a three-course meal including marinated eggplant, kalamata and parmesan ravioli, and a vanilla panna cotta with macerated berries, accompanied by wine and an interactive element. This charming event is limited to ten couples, so get your tickets before they run out! Mercantile and Mash, 701 East Bay St. Thursday, 6:30pm. $130. (843)793-2636, www.mercandmash.com

 
A Night for the Children Gala

A Night for the Children Gala


Event Date: 09/15/2016 - 7:00pm




Build a better tomorrow by investing in the children of today—that’s the Carolina Youth Development Center’s goal. Now, the nonprofit’s 13th annual soirée raising money and awareness for the Lowcountry’s vulnerable youth arrives at Memminger Auditorium for an elegant evening of dinner, music, dancing, and live and silent auctions. The seated event is black-tie optional, but regardless of attire, you are sure to have a ball while supporting a worthy cause. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Thursday, 7pm. $175. (843)266-5200, www.cydc.org

 
The Christians

The Christians


Event Date:
09/16/2016 - 7:30pm to 10/08/2016 - 7:30pm




New York playwright Lucas Hnath draws from his own experience with religion—he grew up in an evangelical church with his mother as minister—to tackle issues of doctrinal dispute within a megachurch. Winner of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for outstanding new off-Broadway play, The Christians, performed here by the PURE Theatre ensemble, explores what happens when a pastor delivers a sermon on salvation that creates a schism in his congregation. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Days & times vary. $25. (843)723-4444, www.puretheatre.org

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Moonlight Mixer Finale

Moonlight Mixer Finale


Event Date: 09/16/2016 - 7:00pm




Summer is coming to a close, and what better way to celebrate the end of a steamy-hot season than a night of drinks, dancing, and Locklear Beach City Grill eats on Folly Beach Pier? DJ Bowers brings a blend of oldies and beach music to keep the whole family moving and grooving. Folly Beach Pier, 101 E Arctic Ave, Folly Beach. Friday, 7-11pm. $10; $8 in advance. (843)795-4386, charlestoncountyparks.com

 
Moonlight Mixer

Moonlight Mixer


Event Date: 09/16/2016 - 7:00pm




Dance the night away oceanside as DJ Jim Bowers spins the best oldies and beach music atop the Folly Beach Fishing Pier. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Tickets are limited, so advance purchase is advised. Folly Beach Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier, 101 E Arctic Ave., Folly Beach. Friday, 7-11pm. $10-$8. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Yoga in the Cedar Room

Yoga in the Cedar Room


Event Date: 09/17/2016 - 9:00am




Work up an appetite for brunch this weekend with a guided yoga practice at the Cedar Room! Music from Buckley Willis and Michael Germany plays as Ji Hwang of Urban Flow Yoga leads the class. Come prepared with your own yoga mat, towel, and water bottle. The Cedar Room, 701 East Bay St. Saturday. 9-10:30am. $10. eventbrite.com/e/yoga-in-the-cedar-room-tickets-26928931158. 

 
Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Walk to End Alzheimer’s


Event Date: 09/17/2016 - 9:00am




Help the Alzheimer’s Association move one step closer to eradicating this disease by taking part in the world’s largest Alzheimer’s awareness fundraiser. On the day of the event, all walkers receive a wristband and a Promise Garden flower; the color of each bloom represents the walker’s personal experience with the disease. Registration for the event is free, but donations are encouraged. Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. Saturday, 9am check-in; 10am walk. Free. (843)614-6608, www.alz.org

 
Fam Jam

Fam Jam


Event Date: 09/17/2016 - 10:00am




Co-hosted by the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry and the Charleston Farmers Market, FAM JAM celebrates the power of play for both children and adults. Marion Square is transformed into a playground complete with jump castles, climbing walls, live music, and countless other fun activities to engage all ages. FAM JAM attendees also receive free admission to the Children’s Museum for the day. Marion Square, 329 Meeting St. Saturday, 10am-2pm. Free. (843)853-8962, www.explorecml.org

 
Black Ink: Charleston African American Book Festival

Black Ink: Charleston African American Book Festival


Event Date: 09/17/2016 - 1:00pm




Join readers, book club members, and authors alike as they gather at Burke High School for the 1st annual Black Ink: Charleston's African American Book Festival, and prepare yourself for an afternoon of poetry slams, educational panels, and everything in between. The event features close to 40 renowned African American writers, including Alphonso Brown, Mattie Sanders, and Damon Fordham, as well as a special address by Charleston's first Poet Laureate, Marcus Amaker. Those in attendance can attend workshops on writing and self-publishing, and have a chance to rub elbows with their favorite local authors. Burke High School, 44 President St. Saturday, 1-5pm. Free. (843)805-6882.  

 
The Lumineers

The Lumineers


Event Date: 09/17/2016 - 7:00pm




They began as a dismantled duo looking for a mental escape from the tragic death of their beloved brother and friend. Now, the Grammy-nominated indie-folk band (comprised of founders Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, plus cellist Neyla Pekarek) plays sold-out shows around the world. The Lumineers’ recently released sophomore album, Cleopatra, has received critical acclaim, opening at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Catch new tunes like “Ophelia” and “Angela” and expect to sing along to older favorites such as “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love,” too. Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island. Saturday, 7pm. $46-$23.50. (800)840-9227, www.familycircletenniscenter.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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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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”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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“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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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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The Lighter Side

The Lighter Side


Event Date:
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

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Hairspray

Hairspray


Event Date:
09/07/2016 - 7:30pm to 09/25/2016 - 3:00pm




Comb up that beehive and practice your hand jive—the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray lights up the Holy City’s Dock Street Theatre in this Charleston Stage production. Hits like “You Can’t Stop the Beat” and “The Nicest Kids in Town” have you shimmying in your seat as you cheer on heroine Tracy Turnblad, a big-haired, big-hearted teen fighting for racial integration in 1960s Baltimore. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $67-$30. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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The Things We Carry

The Things We Carry


Event Date:
09/08/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 1:00pm




“The Things We Carry” (on view through October 9) showcases paintings, sculptures, and photographs by nationally recognized contemporary artists including Bo Bartlett, Deborah Luster, and Sally Mann. Learn more about these artists and their mission to dissect and digest racial tension and reconciliation in the Holy City on this tour led by curator of exhibitions Pam Wall. 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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Clue: The Musical

Clue: The Musical


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




Was it Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with the candlestick or Miss Peacock in the dining room with the revolver? Join 5th Wall Productions, a local organization dedicated to bringing live, affordable theater to the community, as they attempt to solve the what, who, and where that left Mr. Boddy the victim in the center of this murder mystery. 5th Wall Studios (inside Citadel Mall), 2070 Sam Rittenburg Blvd. Days vary, 8pm. $20-$15. (843)697-3359, www.5thwallproductions.org

 
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Bakersfield Mist

Bakersfield Mist


Event Date:
09/09/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/25/2016 - 3:00pm




One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, especially once Maude Gutman begins to suspect the three-dollar painting she bought at a yard sale may actually be an original Jackson Pollock worth millions. When the unemployed bartender brings a renowned New York art expert to her trailer park to authenticate the painting, chaos ensues. Written by Stephen Sachs and brought to life by the Footlight Players, this one-act dramedy explores the complexities of art and identity through the polar-opposite duo’s crackling banter. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $30-$10. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

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Charleston Water SportsFest

Charleston Water SportsFest


Event Date:
09/12/2016 - 8:00am to 09/18/2016 - 8:00am




Beat the heat with seven days of nonstop fun on the water at the third annual Charleston Water SportsFest. Activities include kayak tours, fly-fishing school, paddleboard lessons, Charleston Harbor history tours,and more than 45 other happenings for competitors, recreational enthusiasts, and leisure water buffs. This year’s featured event is the Chucktown Showdown SUP competition on Saturday, September 17, at Brittlebank Park. Hop on a board to race, or stay on dry land and visit the vendor village and food truck rodeo. There are also SUP yoga sessions, an Ashley River kayak voyage hosted by Nature Adventures, and a bocce tournament presented by Chucktown Social Leagues. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843)805-3030, www.charlestonwatersportsfest.com

 
The Macintosh Fifth Anniversary Celebration

The Macintosh Fifth Anniversary Celebration


Event Date:
09/19/2016 - 5:00pm to 09/23/2016 - 11:00pm




Let’s celebrate! Join The Macintosh as it commemorate its fifth anniversary here in Charleston with a week of fun activities and delicious food. The festivities kick off with half-price wine and champagne specials and a  pig pickin’ with Tennessee-based Blackberry Farm, complete with French wines provided by FC Wine. For the remainder of the week, The Macintosh features three courses for only $40, and offers cuisine from its original opening day menu. The Macintosh, 479 King St. Monday-Friday, 5-11pm. Prices vary.  (843)789-4299, www.themacintoshcharleston.com

 
 
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Scottish Games & Highland Gathering

Scottish Games & Highland Gathering


Event Date:
09/15/2016 - 8:45am to 09/18/2016 - 8:45am




Celebrate four days of Celtic traditions with the Scottish Society of Charleston. The festivities start on Thursday with a Scotch Whisky Tasting, then continue Friday evening at the black-tie Tartan Ball. Take part in the main event on Saturday at Boone Hall Plantation, featuring live music and entertainment by Rathkeltair and Carroll Brown, piping and drumming competitions, Scottish heavy athletics performed by professional and amateur athletes, Scottish country and highland dancing, children’s activities, border collie demonstrations, a beer garden, and more. On Sunday at 8:45 a.m and 11:45 a.m, visit the First (Scots) Presbyterian Church on Meeting Street for the Kirkin o’ the Tartan service. Locations, times, & prices vary. www.charlestonscots.org

 
 
 
 
Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess

Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess


Event Date:
09/22/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 1:00pm




Gain new insight into George Gershwin’s opera, Porgy and Bess, through this tour of the ”Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess” exhibit (on view through October 9), with artwork interpreting the famed 1934 production. Find paintings from the 1930s, including those by realist George Biddle, who illustrated the original libretto; Henry Botkin; and Gershwin himself. Also included are more recent interpretations by contemporary artists Kara Walker and Jonathan Green. 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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Le Creuset Factory-To-Table Sale

Le Creuset Factory-To-Table Sale


Event Date:
09/15/2016 - 10:00am to 09/18/2016 - 7:00pm




For the first time ever, world-renowned cookware producer Le Creuset is hosting a ”factory-to-table” sales event featuring items never before seen in the United States. Those in attendance can enjoy 70% off retail prices of a huge variety of products, appearances by local chefs, daily drawings and prize giveaways, as well as numerous kid friendly activities. All ticket proceeds from the event benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank, the Green Heart Project, and the Culinary Institute of Charleston. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr. Thursday-Sunday, 10:00am-7:00pm. $5 Thursday & Friday; free Saturday & Sunday, . (843)529-5011, www.charlestonconventioncenter.com

 
 
 
 
 
Southern Women's Show

Southern Women's Show


Event Date:
09/23/2016 - 10:00am to 09/25/2016 - 5:00pm




For its first time in the Holy City, the Southern Women’s Show brings national and local exhibitors to the Charleston Area Convention Center to share fashion, food, fitness, fun and more with thousands of guests. Attendees enjoy cooking demonstrations, fashion shows, special guest appearances, and more. Bring your friends, mothers, sisters and grandmothers for a special girls’ day out! Tickets are $12; $8 for a group of 10 or more; $6 ages six-12; free under six.

Friday: 10am-7pm

Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: 11am-5pm

For more information go to https://southernshows.com/wcs

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Sitting Underwater

Sitting Underwater


Event Date:
09/16/2016 - 10:00am to 09/30/2016 - 10:00am




Influenced by both abstract expressionists and his own personal experiences (such as becoming a father), local contemporary artist Brian Coleman creates larger-than-life mixed-media pieces on paper as well as canvas. In his most recent work, the artist takes a departure from his well-known large, organic shapes and instead explores a more daring color palette and unstructured shape clusters (see Your World In a Womb, Kid, above). Join Coleman for an opening night reception Friday, September 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. The George Gallery, 50 Bogard St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

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The Christians

The Christians


Event Date:
09/16/2016 - 7:30pm to 10/08/2016 - 7:30pm




New York playwright Lucas Hnath draws from his own experience with religion—he grew up in an evangelical church with his mother as minister—to tackle issues of doctrinal dispute within a megachurch. Winner of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for outstanding new off-Broadway play, The Christians, performed here by the PURE Theatre ensemble, explores what happens when a pastor delivers a sermon on salvation that creates a schism in his congregation. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Days & times vary. $25. (843)723-4444, www.puretheatre.org

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Repticon Charleston

Repticon Charleston


Event Date:
09/17/2016 - 10:00am to 09/18/2016 - 10:00am




Whether you are in the market for a cold-blooded pet or have exotic animals you would like to display, this two-day event celebrating snakes, lizards, crocs, and a multitude of other reptiles (and amphibians) is the place to be. Vendors sell thousands of animals directly from top-quality breeders, and reptile breeders and experts present live animal encounters and seminars on the hour both days. Ladson Exchange Park, 9850 Highway 78, Ladson. Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm. $10; $5 ages five-12; free for child under five. www.repticon.com/charleston

 
Hollings Cancer Center Golf Tournament

Hollings Cancer Center Golf Tournament


Event Date: 09/19/2016 - 10:00am




Enjoy a relaxing day on the course at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort as you support Hollings Cancer Center and its dedication to finding a cure for cancer. Lunch and beverages are provided, with an awards ceremony following the tournament. Only 136 spots are available, so sign up now for this 21st annual fundraiser. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Monday, 10am. $500 individual. (843)792-1669, www.hcc.musc.edu

 
Little Chef Big Chef

Little Chef Big Chef


Event Date: 09/19/2016 - 7:00pm




Raise funds for Louie’s Kids, a nonprofit tackling childhood obesity, at this five-course dinner prepared by chefs Shawn Kelly, Michelle Weaver, Jeremiah Bacon, Graham Dailey, and Michael Toscano with youths from the Family Race Club. High Cotton, 199 East Bay St. Monday, 7-10 p.m. $175. www.louieskids.org

 
Alice In Chains

Alice In Chains


Event Date: 09/20/2016 - 7:30pm




Rock out with acclaimed band Alice in Chains during its 2016 U.S. tour. With more than 20 million albums sold worldwide and multiple Grammy nominations, the group has amassed an impressive heavy metal and grunge following over the past two decades. Special guest and fellow Seattle-based band Staticland joins the rockers on stage. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Tuesday, 7:30pm. $85-$59. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 
Dixie Southern Vodka Cocktails Charity Tasting

Dixie Southern Vodka Cocktails Charity Tasting


Event Date: 09/21/2016 - 5:30pm




Enjoy a sampling of Dixie Southern Vodka Cocktails at the Glass Onion’s September charity tasting! The tasting features three cocktails by Dixie Southern Vodka: the Ascot, ”Pama Don't Preach,” and a barrel-aged Manhattan. Five dollars from every ticket sold benefits Birthdays for All, an organization that provides birthday presents to children in foster care and group homes in the Lowcountry. Attendees are also encouraged to bring new toys and gifts to the event for children ages one-21. The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Highway, West Ashley. Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. $10. (843)225-1717, ilovetheglassonion.com

 
Old Village Post House Inn South African Wine-Maker Dinner

Old Village Post House Inn South African Wine-Maker Dinner


Event Date: 09/21/2016 - 6:30pm




Join the Old Village Post House Inn as it celebrates South African food and culture with a six-course meal featuring specially paired wines. The menu includes chocolate coffee-rubbed bison carpaccio, cardamom milk pie, and roasted elk rack, all served with fine wines from Fairview Wines, Paarl Mountain, and Spice Route Winery. Old Village Post House Inn, 101 Pitt St., Mt. Pleasant. Wednesday, 6:30pm. $95. (843)388-88935, oldvillageposthouseinn.com

 
Butcher and Bee Greek Wine Dinner

Butcher and Bee Greek Wine Dinner


Event Date: 09/21/2016 - 7:00pm




Butcher and Bee, alongside longtime advocate of Greek wine Dionsyi Greventis of Dionsy Greventis Selections, have paired up to create Greek Wine Night. Diners enjoy mezze, an entrée, and dessert, and have the opportunity to taste six wines new to the Charleston market. Wine director Joe Robitaille helps educate guests on Greek food, culture, and wine. Butcher and Bee, 1085 Morrison Drive. Wednesday, 7pm. $65. (843)619-0202, butcherandbee.com

 
Couples Night Climb at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park

Couples Night Climb at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park


Event Date: 09/22/2016 - 6:00pm




Whether it's your first date or you're just searching for a fun and adventurous night out, the team at Wild Blue Ropes challenges you to forget your classic date night plans and join them for a Couples Night Climb at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park. Afterwards, relax by the bonfire while enjoying a romantic evening beneath the Lowcountry stars! Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, 1595 Highland Avenue. Thursday, 6-9pm. $50, couples only. (843)225-1555, http://wildblueropes.com

 
Adam Newman

Adam Newman


Event Date: 09/22/2016 - 8:00pm




L.A.-based comedian Adam Newman brings his trademark wit to the Lowcountry. Newman has performed stand-up on the Late Show with David Letterman, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, and in his own episode of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Thursday, 8pm. $12. (843)853-6687, www.theatre99.com

 
Umphrey's McGee Chucktown Ball & Charity Golf Tournament

Umphrey's McGee Chucktown Ball & Charity Golf Tournament


Event Date:
09/23/2016 - 4:30pm to 09/25/2016 - 1:00pm




Jam out to progressive rock band Umphrey’s McGee at the second annual Chucktown Ball at Riverfront Park. Moon Taxi and Dead 27s join the headliners in the lineup on Friday, and the Floozies, Dangermuffin, and the Hip Abduction take the stage Saturday. After the two-day concert, compete alongside members of Umphrey’s McGee and surprise guests during a charity golf tournament at Wild Dunes’ Harbor Course, followed by a cocktail reception, silent auction, awards ceremony, and raffle. Proceeds benefit the campaign to build the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, a facility that will provide excellence in pediatric patient and family care. Ball: Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. Friday, 4:30pm doors; 5:30pm show; Saturday, 3pm doors; 4pm show. $359-$46. Tournament: Harbor Course at Wild Dunes, 5881 Palmetto Dr., Isle of Palms. Sunday, 1pm shotgun start. $250. www.umphreys.com

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Living Green Fest

Living Green Fest


Event Date: 09/18/2016 - 12:00pm




Become a greener you and celebrate our planet at the ninth annual Living Green Fest. Learn how to help preserve South Carolina’s environment through fun and interactive demonstrations, including a recycling and composting presentation by Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department. The Charleston Animal Society brings pets for adoption, and the Center for Birds of Prey hosts a special exhibit. Those looking to break a sweat can participate in mountain biking, a climbing wall, and SUP fitness on the lake. Food and beverages are available for purchase. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Sunday, noon-5pm. Free with $2 park admission; free for Gold Pass holder. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Glennon Doyle Melton

Glennon Doyle Melton


Event Date: 09/18/2016 - 12:30pm




Described as “your favorite girlfriend,” The New York Times best-selling author and award-winning blogger Glennon Doyle Melton returns to Charleston for an afternoon of humorous and heartfelt discussions on motherhood, marriage, faith, addiction, and recovery. The event is hosted by and in support of the Center for Women. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Sunday, 12:30pm doors; 1:30pm show. $109-$59. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro


Event Date: 09/18/2016 - 8:00pm




He’s topped the Billboard world music chart; been featured on hit shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live and Good Morning America; played with musical sensations Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Cyndi Lauper, and Lyle Lovett; and even performed for the Queen of England. Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro is the first ukulele player to be signed by Sony Music, and his career has since skyrocketed. Listen to this musical genius’s high-energy strumming as he takes the Music Hall stage. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Sunday, 8pm. $39.50-$29.50. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Drive Away Childhood Cancer Golf Tournament

Drive Away Childhood Cancer Golf Tournament


Event Date: 09/23/2016 - 11:00am




Grab your golf clubs and head out to the Patriots Point Links for this day-long charity tournament. Co-hosted by Chase After A Cure and the Marriott Business Council of Charleston, the tournament raises money for research for alternative and more effective pediatric cancer treatments. Lunch is provided and golfers enjoy awards, a silent auction, and a post-tournament reception. Patriots Point Links, 1 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 11am registration; noon start. $400 foursome; $125 individual. (843)695-7511, www.chaseafteracure.com

 
Speakeasy...Prohibition for a Cause

Speakeasy...Prohibition for a Cause


Event Date: 09/23/2016 - 7:00pm




Channel your inner Gatsby and don your finest 1920s-era clothing for this festive fundraiser. Guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live jazz music, swing dancing, a silent auction with 1920s-themed packages, and the chance to win a $5,000 grand prize. All proceeds benefit East Cooper Community Outreach, My Sister’s House, and Rotary charities. Sweetgrass Event Center, 2125 Hwy. 17, Mount Pleasant. Friday, 7-11pm. $100. www.eastcooperspeakeasy.com

 
Soggy Bottom Boys

Soggy Bottom Boys


Event Date: 09/23/2016 - 8:00pm




Two of the three vocalists (Dan Tyminski and Pat Enright) from O Brother, Where Art Thou?’s fictional band, the Soggy Bottom Boys, threw together a road show after their rendition of the circa-1913 song, “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” garnered national attention. Not only did the single earn them impressive awards like a Grammy for best country collaboration with vocals and the Country Music Association’s award for best single of the year, the famed song has led the group to play in sought-out venues such as Carnegie Hall. Barry Bales, Ron Block, Stuart Duncan, and Mike Compton join Tyminski and Enright onstage. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 8pm. $55-$35. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Lowcountry Heart Walk

Lowcountry Heart Walk


Event Date: 09/24/2016 - 8:00am




Take part in this annual American Heart Association fundraising event promoting a heart-healthy lifestyle. Join more than 5,000 walkers as they participate in a one- or three-mile stroll to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke. Awards are given to those who raise the most money prior to race day. Registration is free but donations are encouraged. Liberty Square, 340 Concord St. Saturday, 8am. Free. (843)480-4903, www.lowcountryscheartwalk.org

 
Little Mozart Circus

Little Mozart Circus


Event Date: 09/24/2016 - 8:30am




Featuring student ensemble performances, art vendors, games, and even an instrument ”petting zoo” for fledgling musicians, Chamber Music Charleston’s Little Mozart Circus is a free, family-friendly event held at the Charleston Farmers Market. Jazz Artists of Charleston, Lowcountry American String Orchestra, LowCo Suzuki Guitar, and many more local music and arts organizations help bring the magic to this musical event. Marion Square, 329 Meeting St. Saturday, 8:30am-1:30pm. Free. (843)763-4941,  www.chambermusiccharleston.com

 
Carolina Children’s Charity Run & Fun Walk

Carolina Children’s Charity Run & Fun Walk


Event Date: 09/24/2016 - 8:30am




The 13th annual Carolina Children’s Charity 5K raises money and awareness for local youth with birth defects and childhood diseases. Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear their favorite sports jerseys or jammies, and awards are given to first-, second-, and third-place winners, and to the best-dressed participants. After the race, enjoy live music, refreshments, and kids’ activities. Hanahan Recreation Center, 3100 Mabeline Rd., Hanahan. Saturday, 8:30am 5K run; 8:35am walk. $25 runner; $20 walker; free for child under two. (843)769-7555, www.carolinachildren.org

 
Wisdomfest

Wisdomfest


Event Date: 09/24/2016 - 11:00am




Come learn Life Wisdom on a wide variety of topics from members of your community! Discussion topics include AyurVedic medicine, The Power of Alkalized Water, Shaman Soul Wisdom, and Functional Fitness Nutrition as the Fountain of Youth. Please RSVP for this event on Seed of Life’s Facebook page as seating per talk is limited! There are also free gift certificate drawings throughout the day. Seed of Life Collective, 621 Wappoo Rd. Saturday, 11am-5pm. www.facebook.com/SeedOfLifeCollective

 
Encaustic Painting Workshop

Encaustic Painting Workshop


Event Date: 09/24/2016 - 12:30pm




Explore the ancient art of painting with melted beeswax and paint pigment at an intensive workshop taught by encaustic artist Susan Irish. Participants learn techniques and methods of using this medium, including materials, fusing, developing layers, scraping, inlaying, incising, and texturizing.The event is open to all experience levels and painting preferences, but a basic understanding of elements and principles of art would be beneficial. All materials are supplied and students are required to wear painting clothes and no open-toe shoes. Fabulon Center for Art and Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd., West Ashley. Saturday, 12:30-5:30pm. $200. (843)566-3383, fabulonart.com

 
Voices of Charleston

Voices of Charleston


Event Date: 09/24/2016 - 5:00pm




Hear some of the Lowcountry’s best vocalists perform classic jazz favorites along with the 18-piece Charleston Jazz Orchestra. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 5 & 8 p.m. $55-$40; $50-$35 senior; $10 student. www.jazzartistsofcharleston.org

 
Charleston Sings! Jazz Favorites from Lowcountry Vocalists

Charleston Sings! Jazz Favorites from Lowcountry Vocalists


Event Date: 09/24/2016 - 5:00pm




The Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s (CJO) concert, Charleston Sings!, features a line-up of some of the Lowcountry’s most popular vocalists, performing songs from the American Songbook. Enjoy a variety of genres—including rhythm and blues, classical, and spirituals—made famous by such great vocal celebrities as Nat King Cole, James Brown, Brooks Benton, Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Butler and Judy Garland, with a special a capella segment honoring indigenous songs of the Lowcountry. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Tuesday, 5pm & 8pm. $40-55. (843)641-0011, charlestonmusichall.com 

 
Cirque De La Symphonie

Cirque De La Symphonie


Event Date: 09/24/2016 - 7:30pm




Cirque de la Symphonie—comprised of aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen—joins forces with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for a performance set to classicalmusic, conducted by the CSO’s own Yuriy Bekker. Witness the strength, agility, and pure artistry of these athletes, and the refined skill of the orchestra, as they take the Gaillard stage together. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Saturday, 7:30pm. $98-$25. (843)723-7528, www.charlestonsymphony.org

 
Gatsby Gala

Gatsby Gala


Event Date: 09/24/2016 - 7:30pm




Spend the evening dining and dancing at the Lowcountry Orphan Relief’s third annual Gatsby Gala. Put together your best 1920’s-inspired outfit, enjoy live music by River City Dixieland Jazz Band, and take part in silent and live auctions. Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard. Saturday, 7:30-10:30pm. $100. (843)747-4099, lowcountryorphanrelief.org

 
Short Grain Pop-Up at Bar Mash

Short Grain Pop-Up at Bar Mash


Event Date: 09/24/2016 - 9:00pm




Looking for a different kind of late night snack? Swing by Bar Mash on East Bay for a special pop-up brought to you by Short Grain, a food truck known for its focus on local produce and nontraditional take on traditional Japanese foods. While the menu changes daily, expect to find rice bowls with a twist! Bar Mash, 701 East Bay St. Saturday, 9pm-1am. Prices vary. (843)793-2636, shortgrainfoodtruck.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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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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”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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“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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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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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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The Lighter Side

The Lighter Side


Event Date:
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

 
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Hairspray

Hairspray


Event Date:
09/07/2016 - 7:30pm to 09/25/2016 - 3:00pm




Comb up that beehive and practice your hand jive—the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray lights up the Holy City’s Dock Street Theatre in this Charleston Stage production. Hits like “You Can’t Stop the Beat” and “The Nicest Kids in Town” have you shimmying in your seat as you cheer on heroine Tracy Turnblad, a big-haired, big-hearted teen fighting for racial integration in 1960s Baltimore. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $67-$30. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

 
 
 
 
Moja Arts Festival

Moja Arts Festival


Event Date:
09/29/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 10:00am




Moja, a Swahili word meaning “one,” encompasses what the MOJA Arts Festival is all about: celebrating harmony in the community. Now in its 33rd year, the weeklong festival showcases African-American and Caribbean contributions to Western nations and features a myriad of artistic talent in the form of visual arts, music, dance, poetry, storytelling, and theater. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843)724-7305, www.mojafestival.com

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The Things We Carry

The Things We Carry


Event Date:
09/08/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 1:00pm




“The Things We Carry” (on view through October 9) showcases paintings, sculptures, and photographs by nationally recognized contemporary artists including Bo Bartlett, Deborah Luster, and Sally Mann. Learn more about these artists and their mission to dissect and digest racial tension and reconciliation in the Holy City on this tour led by curator of exhibitions Pam Wall. 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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Bakersfield Mist

Bakersfield Mist


Event Date:
09/09/2016 - 8:00pm to 09/25/2016 - 3:00pm




One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, especially once Maude Gutman begins to suspect the three-dollar painting she bought at a yard sale may actually be an original Jackson Pollock worth millions. When the unemployed bartender brings a renowned New York art expert to her trailer park to authenticate the painting, chaos ensues. Written by Stephen Sachs and brought to life by the Footlight Players, this one-act dramedy explores the complexities of art and identity through the polar-opposite duo’s crackling banter. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $30-$10. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

 
 
 
 
 
Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony


Event Date:
09/30/2016 - 7:30pm to 10/01/2016 - 7:30pm




The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents late-Romantic period Russian composer Pyotr IIyich Tchaikovsky’s cyclical Symphony No. 5. Conducted by Ken Lam, the orchestra rounds out the evening with Maurice Ravel’s ”Le Tombeau de Couperin”; Claude Debussy’s ”Clair de Lune”; and André Jolivet’s Concertino for Trumpet, Strings, and Piano, featuring CSO’s principal trumpet player, Antonio Marti. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Friday & Saturday, 7:30pm. $98-$25. (843)723-7528, www.charlestonsymphony.org

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Sitting Underwater

Sitting Underwater


Event Date:
09/16/2016 - 10:00am to 09/30/2016 - 10:00am




Influenced by both abstract expressionists and his own personal experiences (such as becoming a father), local contemporary artist Brian Coleman creates larger-than-life mixed-media pieces on paper as well as canvas. In his most recent work, the artist takes a departure from his well-known large, organic shapes and instead explores a more daring color palette and unstructured shape clusters (see Your World In a Womb, Kid, above). Join Coleman for an opening night reception Friday, September 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. The George Gallery, 50 Bogard St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

 
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The Christians

The Christians


Event Date:
09/16/2016 - 7:30pm to 10/08/2016 - 7:30pm




New York playwright Lucas Hnath draws from his own experience with religion—he grew up in an evangelical church with his mother as minister—to tackle issues of doctrinal dispute within a megachurch. Winner of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for outstanding new off-Broadway play, The Christians, performed here by the PURE Theatre ensemble, explores what happens when a pastor delivers a sermon on salvation that creates a schism in his congregation. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Days & times vary. $25. (843)723-4444, www.puretheatre.org

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Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess

Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess


Event Date:
09/22/2016 - 10:00am to 10/09/2016 - 1:00pm




Gain new insight into George Gershwin’s opera, Porgy and Bess, through this tour of the ”Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess” exhibit (on view through October 9), with artwork interpreting the famed 1934 production. Find paintings from the 1930s, including those by realist George Biddle, who illustrated the original libretto; Henry Botkin; and Gershwin himself. Also included are more recent interpretations by contemporary artists Kara Walker and Jonathan Green. 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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Southern Women's Show

Southern Women's Show


Event Date:
09/23/2016 - 10:00am to 09/25/2016 - 5:00pm




For its first time in the Holy City, the Southern Women’s Show brings national and local exhibitors to the Charleston Area Convention Center to share fashion, food, fitness, fun and more with thousands of guests. Attendees enjoy cooking demonstrations, fashion shows, special guest appearances, and more. Bring your friends, mothers, sisters and grandmothers for a special girls’ day out! Tickets are $12; $8 for a group of 10 or more; $6 ages six-12; free under six.

Friday: 10am-7pm

Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: 11am-5pm

For more information go to https://southernshows.com/wcs

 
 
 
 
Art by Natalie Taylor Studio Opening

Art by Natalie Taylor Studio Opening


Event Date: 09/29/2016 - 5:00pm




Join artist Natalie Taylor Humphrey for cocktails and a contemporary art showing at her studio opening and website relaunch party! Humphrey’s newest collection includes canvas and wood panel paintings, framed raw canvas paintings, and more. Come see, sip, shop, and blog about what has inspired this new collection. Studio 2, 478 King St. Thursday, 5-9pm. Free. artbynatalietaylor.com 

 
Fashion Show and Reception with Gramercy Atelier

Fashion Show and Reception with Gramercy Atelier


Event Date: 09/29/2016 - 5:30pm




The Grand Bohemian Gallery presents a fashion event in collaboration with Gramercy Atelier. Featuring the unveiling of the Bohemian Collection of couture jackets designed by Maria Pucci of Gramercy Atelier and jewelry collections by Grand Bohemian Gallery artists, the event is a preview fashion show and opening reception. The 6 p.m. fashion show is followed by a opening reception and shopping experience. Guests enjoy light hors d'oeuvres at this free event. Grand Bohemian Hotel, 55 Wentworth St. Thursday, 5:30-8pm. Free. (843)724-4130, grandbohemiangallery.com

 
Builder Bash

Builder Bash


Event Date: 09/29/2016 - 6:00pm




What better way to raise money for Habitat for Humanity than to dress up in your best "construction couture"? The second annual Builder's Bash invites supporters of Habitat for Humanity to the Cedar Room for a night of auctions, food and drink, and of course, hard hats and measuring tapes. Throw a tool belt on over your black-tie attire and help Charleston Habitat for Humanity on its mission to provide safe and affordable housing to the hardworking families in our community. The Cedar Room, 701 East Bay St. Thursday, 6pm. $85. (843)722-7145, charlestonhabitat.org

 
Interactive Italian Dinner

Interactive Italian Dinner


Event Date: 09/29/2016 - 6:30pm




Head over to Mercantile and Mash for an interactive Italian meal, featuring three courses of decadent food and wine. Enjoy roasted butternut squash, potato and parmesan ravioli, and braised short rib, specially paired with fantastic Italian wines, and followed by a traditional cannoli desert. Space is limited, so make sure you reserve your seat before it's too late! Mercantile and Mash, 701 East Bay Street. Thursday, 6:30pm. $65. (843)793-2636.

 
Moonshine County Line

Moonshine County Line


Event Date:
09/30/2016 - 8:00pm to 11/12/2016 - 8:00pm




Inspired by the Coen brothers’ 2000 hit film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the newest musical from 34 West follows the lives and loves of three local misfits who help save a small town from financial woe and a feeble-minded gangster. Packed with hits from the likes of Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, this hilarious romp through Moonshine County is sure to lift spirits with its toe-tapping exuberance. 34 West Theater Co., 200 Meeting St. Days & times vary. $25. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org

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Umphrey's McGee Chucktown Ball & Charity Golf Tournament

Umphrey's McGee Chucktown Ball & Charity Golf Tournament


Event Date:
09/23/2016 - 4:30pm to 09/25/2016 - 1:00pm




Jam out to progressive rock band Umphrey’s McGee at the second annual Chucktown Ball at Riverfront Park. Moon Taxi and Dead 27s join the headliners in the lineup on Friday, and the Floozies, Dangermuffin, and the Hip Abduction take the stage Saturday. After the two-day concert, compete alongside members of Umphrey’s McGee and surprise guests during a charity golf tournament at Wild Dunes’ Harbor Course, followed by a cocktail reception, silent auction, awards ceremony, and raffle. Proceeds benefit the campaign to build the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, a facility that will provide excellence in pediatric patient and family care. Ball: Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. Friday, 4:30pm doors; 5:30pm show; Saturday, 3pm doors; 4pm show. $359-$46. Tournament: Harbor Course at Wild Dunes, 5881 Palmetto Dr., Isle of Palms. Sunday, 1pm shotgun start. $250. www.umphreys.com

 
 
 
 
Charleston Academy of Music Rush Hour Concert

Charleston Academy of Music Rush Hour Concert


Event Date: 09/30/2016 - 5:30pm




Charleston Academy of Music is working to make classical music more accessible to the community with their Rush Hour Concert series. Everything kicks off with Christine Arant and Pedro Uceda’s final Charleston performance. These award-winning musicians play a selection of pieces from Doppler, Poulenc, and Faure, showcasing their immense talent for anyone lucky enough to attend. The Murray Center, 14 George Street. Sunday, 5:30-6:30pm. Free, donations encouraged. (843)805-7794, charlestonmusic.org/concertseries. 

 
Music For Piano & Winds: Respighi, Brahms, & Poulenc

Music For Piano & Winds: Respighi, Brahms, & Poulenc


Event Date:
09/25/2016 - 3:00pm to 09/28/2016 - 7:00pm




Drift back in time and across the world at four House Concerts—held at locations downtown, on Kiawah Island, and on Seabrook Island—presented by Chamber Music Charleston. Oboist Zac Hammond; clarinet player Charles Messersmith; pianist Ghadi Shayban; and bassoonist, CMC founder, and artistic director Sandra Nikolajevs (read more about her in Arts Profile on page 60) perform pieces from renowned composers Francis Poulenc, Johannes Brahms, and Ottorino Respighi. Locations vary. Sunday-Wednesday, times vary. $50. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.com

 
Climb For A Cause

Climb For A Cause


Event Date: 09/25/2016 - 10:00am




Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park is back to put the ”fun” in fund-raising with another installment of Climb for a Cause. This promises to be a fund-raising experience like no other; explore more than 70 obstacles, some suspended as high as 35 feet in the air, and rest easy knowing that your adventure is benefiting the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, 1595 Highland Ave, James Island. Sunday. 10am-6pm. $45-19. (843)502-4066. (http://wildblueropes.com). 

 
Climb For A Cause

Climb For A Cause


Event Date: 09/25/2016 - 10:00am




Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park is back to put the fun in fundraising with another installment of Climb for a Cause. This promises to be a fundraising experience like no other; explore more than 70 obstacles, some suspended as high as 35 feet in the air, and rest easy knowing that your adventure is benefiting the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry. 

Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, 1595 Highland Ave, James Island. Sunday. 10am-6pm. $45-19. (843)502-4066. (http://wildblueropes.com). 

 
Bazaar at the Point

Bazaar at the Point


Event Date: 09/25/2016 - 11:00am




Community marketplaces can be the perfect place to find unique, locally sourced products that reflect the creativity of our own city. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina draws artisans, craftsmen, and other vendors to peddle their products while local restaurants provide food and drink for purchase. Live music, environmental education, hermit-crab races, and a kids’ corner keep the whole family entertained.Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina Lookout Pavilion, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 11am-2pm. Free. (843)856-0028, www.charlestonharborresort.com

 
Bazaar at the Point

Bazaar at the Point


Event Date: 09/25/2016 - 11:00am




Feast on authentic Brazilian cuisine straight off of the Brazilianuts Food Truck at this year's Bazaar at the Point. Choose between creamy yuca casseroles and tapiocas, Brazilian-style tacos brimming with fresh meats and vegetables. Snack on coconut cake to satisfy your sweet tooth, and wash it all down with a Brazilian Guarana soda. The bazaar will also feature a kid's corner, live music from Thomas Champagne, and lots of local vendors. 

Patriot's Point, 20 Patriot's Point Road, Mt. Pleasant. Sunday, 11am-2pm. Free. (843)856-0028.

 
Wine Women & Shoes

Wine Women & Shoes


Event Date: 09/25/2016 - 1:00pm




Luxuriate in wine tastings, savory food, a glamorous fashion show, and charming “shoe guys” all in one night at the fourth annual Wine Women & Shoes. Proceeds benefit the Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting at-risk women and single mothers on their journey to becoming self-sufficient. Swamp Fox Restaurant at Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St. Sunday, 1-4pm. $100. (843)722-7526, www.winewomenandshoes.com/flocrit

 
Fill Wine Dinner

Fill Wine Dinner


Event Date: 09/26/2016 - 6:00pm




Delicious food, a local musician, and a special selection of Jules Taylor's new wines? If you're looking for a way to brighten up your Monday, look no further than Fill Restaurant, where Chef Michael Rodgers crafts a five-course small plate dinner and wine pairing to be enjoyed alongside a live performance from Charleston's own Will Goss. Reservations are required and seats are going fast, so reserve yours before it's too late! Fill Restaurant, 1150 Hungry Neck Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant. Monday, 6pm. $65. (843)800-3042, fillbar.com 

 
Film Screening: Cowspiracy

Film Screening: Cowspiracy


Event Date: 09/27/2016 - 5:00pm




COWSPIRACY is a groundbreaking documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. College of Charleston, Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun St. Tuesday, 5-7pm. Free admission and parking. https://www.facebook.com/events/212908899123508/

 

 
 




UPCOMING EVENTS

09/24/2016 - 8:00am

Take part in this annual American Heart Association fundraising event promoting a heart-healthy lifestyle. Join more than 5,000 walkers as they participate in a one- or three-mile stroll to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke. Awards are given to those who raise the most money prior to race day. Registration is free but donations are encouraged. Liberty Square, 340 Concord St. Saturday, 8am. Free. (843)480-4903, www.lowcountryscheartwalk.org

09/24/2016 - 8:30am

Featuring student ensemble performances, art vendors, games, and even an instrument ”petting zoo” for fledgling musicians, Chamber Music Charleston’s Little Mozart Circus is a free, family-friendly event held at the Charleston Farmers Market. Jazz Artists of Charleston, Lowcountry American String Orchestra, LowCo Suzuki Guitar, and many more local music and arts organizations help bring the magic to this musical event. Marion Square, 329 Meeting St. Saturday, 8:30am-1:30pm. Free. (843)763-4941,  www.chambermusiccharleston.com

09/24/2016 - 8:30am

The 13th annual Carolina Children’s Charity 5K raises money and awareness for local youth with birth defects and childhood diseases. Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear their favorite sports jerseys or jammies, and awards are given to first-, second-, and third-place winners, and to the best-dressed participants. After the race, enjoy live music, refreshments, and kids’ activities. Hanahan Recreation Center, 3100 Mabeline Rd., Hanahan. Saturday, 8:30am 5K run; 8:35am walk. $25 runner; $20 walker; free for child under two. (843)769-7555, www.carolinachildren.org

09/24/2016 - 11:00am

Come learn Life Wisdom on a wide variety of topics from members of your community! Discussion topics include AyurVedic medicine, The Power of Alkalized Water, Shaman Soul Wisdom, and Functional Fitness Nutrition as the Fountain of Youth. Please RSVP for this event on Seed of Life’s Facebook page as seating per talk is limited! There are also free gift certificate drawings throughout the day. Seed of Life Collective, 621 Wappoo Rd. Saturday, 11am-5pm. www.facebook.com/SeedOfLifeCollective

09/24/2016 - 12:30pm

Explore the ancient art of painting with melted beeswax and paint pigment at an intensive workshop taught by encaustic artist Susan Irish. Participants learn techniques and methods of using this medium, including materials, fusing, developing layers, scraping, inlaying, incising, and texturizing.The event is open to all experience levels and painting preferences, but a basic understanding of elements and principles of art would be beneficial. All materials are supplied and students are required to wear painting clothes and no open-toe shoes. Fabulon Center for Art and Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd., West Ashley. Saturday, 12:30-5:30pm. $200. (843)566-3383, fabulonart.com

09/24/2016 - 5:00pm

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s (CJO) concert, Charleston Sings!, features a line-up of some of the Lowcountry’s most popular vocalists, performing songs from the American Songbook. Enjoy a variety of genres—including rhythm and blues, classical, and spirituals—made famous by such great vocal celebrities as Nat King Cole, James Brown, Brooks Benton, Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Butler and Judy Garland, with a special a capella segment honoring indigenous songs of the Lowcountry. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Tuesday, 5pm & 8pm. $40-55. (843)641-0011, charlestonmusichall.com 

09/24/2016 - 5:00pm

Hear some of the Lowcountry’s best vocalists perform classic jazz favorites along with the 18-piece Charleston Jazz Orchestra. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 5 & 8 p.m. $55-$40; $50-$35 senior; $10 student. www.jazzartistsofcharleston.org

09/24/2016 - 7:30pm

Cirque de la Symphonie—comprised of aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen—joins forces with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for a performance set to classicalmusic, conducted by the CSO’s own Yuriy Bekker. Witness the strength, agility, and pure artistry of these athletes, and the refined skill of the orchestra, as they take the Gaillard stage together. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Saturday, 7:30pm. $98-$25. (843)723-7528, www.charlestonsymphony.org

09/24/2016 - 7:30pm

Spend the evening dining and dancing at the Lowcountry Orphan Relief’s third annual Gatsby Gala. Put together your best 1920’s-inspired outfit, enjoy live music by River City Dixieland Jazz Band, and take part in silent and live auctions. Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard. Saturday, 7:30-10:30pm. $100. (843)747-4099, lowcountryorphanrelief.org

09/24/2016 - 9:00pm

Looking for a different kind of late night snack? Swing by Bar Mash on East Bay for a special pop-up brought to you by Short Grain, a food truck known for its focus on local produce and nontraditional take on traditional Japanese foods. While the menu changes daily, expect to find rice bowls with a twist! Bar Mash, 701 East Bay St. Saturday, 9pm-1am. Prices vary. (843)793-2636, shortgrainfoodtruck.com