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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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Carolina's Cornhole Tour

Carolina's Cornhole Tour


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




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

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

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


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




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

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Reorientation

Reorientation


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




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

 
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Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet


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




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

 

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Miniatures Art Exhibition

Miniatures Art Exhibition


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




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

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“IMMERSED”

“IMMERSED”


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




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

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Shark Week

Shark Week


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




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

 

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"Cerulean Survivors: The Life of a Sea Turtle"

"Cerulean Survivors: The Life of a Sea Turtle"


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




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

 

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Lunar Waves

Lunar Waves


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




Inspired by the ever-changing shoreline, KC Collins presents her new series that explores the idea of inertia. Check out her exhibition influenced by the effect of the moon on the movement of water at Robert Lange Studios. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

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Abby's Friends Charity Golf Classic & Evening Gala

Abby's Friends Charity Golf Classic & Evening Gala


Event Date: 08/01/2014 - 12:00pm




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

 

 
Music on the Green

Music on the Green


Event Date: 08/01/2014 - 6:00pm




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

 
Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense


Event Date: 08/01/2014 - 7:00pm




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

 
Old Mount Pleasant Academy Art Gallery

Old Mount Pleasant Academy Art Gallery


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




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

 

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Barefoot in the Barn

Barefoot in the Barn


Event Date: 08/02/2014 - 9:00am




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

 
Reptiday Charleston Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

Reptiday Charleston Reptile & Exotic Animal Show


Event Date: 08/02/2014 - 10:00am




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

 
Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary

Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary


Event Date: 08/02/2014 - 5:00pm




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

 
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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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

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


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




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

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Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet


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




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

 

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Miniatures Art Exhibition

Miniatures Art Exhibition


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




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

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“IMMERSED”

“IMMERSED”


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




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

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Shark Week

Shark Week


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




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

 

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"Cerulean Survivors: The Life of a Sea Turtle"

"Cerulean Survivors: The Life of a Sea Turtle"


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




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

 

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Lunar Waves

Lunar Waves


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




Inspired by the ever-changing shoreline, KC Collins presents her new series that explores the idea of inertia. Check out her exhibition influenced by the effect of the moon on the movement of water at Robert Lange Studios. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

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Old Mount Pleasant Academy Art Gallery

Old Mount Pleasant Academy Art Gallery


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




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

 

 
 
Beach Bird Walk

Beach Bird Walk


Event Date: 08/05/2014 - 9:00am




Stroll along the beaches of Kiawah Island and admire the rich diversity of wildlife as area biologist Aaron Given leads you through the East End Beach. Keep your eyes peeled for some of Kiawah’s spectacular nesting birds, including terns, gulls, sandpipers, plovers, and oystercatchers. After exploring the beach, the group heads to Willet Pond in search of pond and marsh birds, such as bitterns, black-necked stilts, and clapper rails. Reservations are required. Kiawah Conservatory, 80 Kestrel Ct., Kiawah Island. Tuesday, 9am. Free. (843)768-2029, www.kiawahconservancy.org

 

 
History Matters

History Matters


Event Date: 08/06/2014 - 5:30pm




Curious minds and history buffs alike can enjoy learning about our city’s past during this installment of Historic Charleston Foundation’s quarterly lecture series. The Nathaniel Russell House Museum’s manager Lauren Northup discussess 19th-century explorer Louis Manigault’s (1828-1899) exciting journey around the globe. Captain James Missroon House, 40 East Bay St. Wednesday, 5:30pm. $5 suggested donation; free for Friends and Guild donors. (843)723-1623, www.historiccharleston.org

 

 
Starlight Cinema Movie Night

Starlight Cinema Movie Night


Event Date: 08/06/2014 - 8:30pm




AUGUST 6, 13, 20, & 27
Catch a free flick with the whole family at Freshfield Village’s Starlight Cinema this month. Grab a chair or blanket and relax while watching movies like Remember the Titans and Big Miracle. Don’t forget the popcorn! The Village Green, 149 Village Green Ln., John’s Island. Wednesday, 8:30pm. Free. (843)768-6491, www.freshfieldsvillage.com

 
Starlight Cinema Movie Night

Starlight Cinema Movie Night


Event Date: 08/06/2014 - 8:30pm




Catch a free flick with the whole family at Starlight Cinema this month. Grab a chair or blanket and relax while watching movies like Remember the Titans and Big Miracle. Don’t forget the popcorn! The Village Green, 149 Village Green Ln.,John’s Island. Wednesday, 8:30pm. Free. (843)768-6491, www.FreshfieldsVillage.com

 
Fishing for Miracles King Mackerel Tournament

Fishing for Miracles King Mackerel Tournament


Event Date: 08/07/2014 - 2:00pm to 08/09/2014 - 12:00pm




This nonprofit fishing tournament is sponsored by Hanckel Marine, and proceeds benefit both MUSC Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina. Ripley Light Yacht Club, 95 Rebellion Rd. Thursday, 2pm; Friday & Saturday,
6:30am. $300. (843)214-1408, www.fishingformiracles.org

 
Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series

Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series


Event Date: 08/03/2014 - 5:30pm




Love to experience local foods expertly prepared at the hands of Holy City chefs? Take the farm-to-table movement to the next level by joining chefs Stephen Thompson of Prohibition and Joe DiMiao of Stars at Geechie Boy Farm on Edisto Island for a family-style dinner. There’s a good chance the meal will include the farm’s specialty, stone-ground grits. Geechie Boy Farm, 2995 Hwy. 174, Edisto Island. Sunday, 5:30pm. $75. (843)259-2966, www.charlestonculinarytours.com

 

 
Stox & Co. at the Boulevard

Stox & Co. at the Boulevard


Event Date: 08/07/2014 - 5:00pm




Join this salon, spa, and boutique as it celebrates the new opening in Mount Pleasant. This party includes cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and more than 500 dollars in giveaways, as well as a chance to receive 20 percent off all products. A portion of all sales made will be donated to a friend and former colleague of the salon who is fighting multiple myeloma cancer. The Boulevard, 725 Coleman Blvd., Ste. 110, Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 5pm-8pm. Free. (843)884-7233, www.stoxandco.com

 
Dessert & Craft Brew Tasting Party

Dessert & Craft Brew Tasting Party


Event Date: 08/07/2014 - 5:00pm




Calling all cupcake and beer lovers! Scratch that. Calling everyone! Sweet Lulu’s Bakery on Wheels is hosting a tasting party to celebrate her unique mobile desserts. Tickets include four cupcake-size desserts (for you or your pup) and four 4-oz. Frothy Beard craft brews. Guests can also enter to win a raffle with lots of great prizes! The Frothy Beard Brewing Company, 7358 Peppermill Pkwy., suite B, North Charleston. Thursday, 5pm-8pm. $30; $25 advance. (843)793-7377, www.sweetlulusbakery.com

 
Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill

Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill


Event Date: 08/07/2014 - 8:30pm




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

 
"Tease It Out"

"Tease It Out"


Event Date: 08/08/2014 - 10:00am to 09/27/2014 - 5:00pm




Take a trip down memory lane with artists Katey Crews and Kate Nartker as they explore the theme of nostalgia. Crews uses fabric to piece together her thoughts on past American politics and culture, while Nartker confronts a more personal history as she dismantles and reworks a collection of videos shot by her father. This can’t-miss exhibit is the perfect event for a hot Lowcountry afternoon. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 

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Rick McClure & Junko Ono Rothwell Painting Live

Rick McClure & Junko Ono Rothwell Painting Live


Event Date: 08/08/2014 - 1:00pm to 08/09/2014 - 6:00pm




Rick McClure, known for his soft landscapes, and, Junko Ono Rothwell, recognized for her vibrant interpretations of the Kiawah sky, come together for a once-in-a-lifetime night of performance art. The Wells Gallery at Kiawah hosts these two artists as they each paint their own interpretation of a shared subject. Wells Gallery at the Sanctuary Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Friday & Saturday, 1-6pm. Free. (843)576-1290, www.wellsgallery.com

 

 
Hooked on Life Fishing Tournament

Hooked on Life Fishing Tournament


Event Date: 08/08/2014 - 6:00pm to 08/09/2014 - 12:00pm




Experience South Carolina’s beautiful coastal waterways, from Edisto Island to Bulls Bay, while competing for the biggest catch of the day. Highlights include a captain’s meeting, silent auction, and an awards ceremony. Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St. Friday, 6pm; Saturday 6am. $40. (800)462-0755, www.lifepoint-sc.org

 
Hootie & the Blowfish Homegrown Concert

Hootie & the Blowfish Homegrown Concert


Event Date: 08/08/2014 - 7:00pm to 08/09/2014 - 7:00pm




Native son Darius Rucker and his bandmates from Hootie & The Blowfish headline this 12th annual two-day event, which aims to provide back-to-school supplies for the Charleston County School District. Hang out on Saturday for a festival that is free to the public.  Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island. Friday & Saturday, 7pm. $55-$31. (843)849-5300, www.familycircletenniscenter.com/concerts

 

 
Music on the Green

Music on the Green


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




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

 
Super Deluxe Presents the Mothership Connection: A Tribute to George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic

Super Deluxe Presents the Mothership Connection: A Tribute to George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic


Event Date: 08/08/2014 - 9:00pm




Super Deluxe, an eclectic area group with a rotating lineup of vocalists, musicians, DJs, and dancers, pays tribute to George Clinton and his two funk bands, Parliament and Funkadelic. The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Friday, 9pm. $10, $5 advance. (843)571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 

 
Around the World

Around the World


Event Date: 08/09/2014 - 10:00am




Each month, The Charleston Museum offers a Saturday program designed to provide a unique educational experience for all ages. At this iteration, explore world cultures in the museum’s latest African exhibit. Watch presentations and participate in arts and crafts appropriate for children of all ages. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Saturday, 10am-noon, $10; $5 age three-17; free for child under three. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 

 
Oyster Roast & Southern BBQ

Oyster Roast & Southern BBQ


Event Date: 08/09/2014 - 6:00pm




Vacationers and locals alike, come out for a finger-licking good time! All are invited to attend the Palm Cove Summer Oyster Roast & Southern BBQ series. The feast will include freshly roasted oysters and southern barbeque alongside live entertainment, free soft drinks, a cash bar and family-friendly activities at Wild Dunes resort’s newest pool, Palm Cove. Wild Dunes Resort, 1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms. Saturday, 6pm. $40 adults; $15 children. (843)886-2218, www.wilddunes.com

 
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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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

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


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




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

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Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet


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




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

 

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Miniatures Art Exhibition

Miniatures Art Exhibition


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




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

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“IMMERSED”

“IMMERSED”


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




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

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Shark Week

Shark Week


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




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

 

 
 
 
 
The Summer Harvest Fest

The Summer Harvest Fest


Event Date: 08/14/2014 - 7:00pm to 08/16/2014 - 7:00pm




Take your place in history by attending downtown Charleston’s first-ever music festival hosted by The Charleston Music Hall in celebration of local artists’ work over the past year. This weekend of album release shows features musicians such as Michael Flynn, Grace Joyner, Johnny Delaware, and more. Don’t miss local visual artists’ work displayed upstairs and a night of poetry readings during this ground-breaking, first annual event. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday-Saturday, 7pm doors; 8pm. $5-$25. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
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"Cerulean Survivors: The Life of a Sea Turtle"

"Cerulean Survivors: The Life of a Sea Turtle"


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




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

 

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Lunar Waves

Lunar Waves


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




Inspired by the ever-changing shoreline, KC Collins presents her new series that explores the idea of inertia. Check out her exhibition influenced by the effect of the moon on the movement of water at Robert Lange Studios. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

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"Tease It Out"

"Tease It Out"


Event Date: 08/08/2014 - 10:00am to 09/27/2014 - 5:00pm




Take a trip down memory lane with artists Katey Crews and Kate Nartker as they explore the theme of nostalgia. Crews uses fabric to piece together her thoughts on past American politics and culture, while Nartker confronts a more personal history as she dismantles and reworks a collection of videos shot by her father. This can’t-miss exhibit is the perfect event for a hot Lowcountry afternoon. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 

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Charleston Pirate Festival

Charleston Pirate Festival


Event Date: 08/10/2014 - 11:00am




Ahoy, matey! Buckle your bootstraps and enjoy some swashbuckling activities, including drawing a treasure map and storytelling. Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St. Sunday, 11am-3pm. Free. (843)853-3625, www.charlestonpiratefestival.com

 
Birds, Bees, & Families

Birds, Bees, & Families


Event Date: 08/10/2014 - 1:00pm




The Center for Birds of Prey is teaming up with Bee Cause and Wild Birds Unlimited for a day of family fun. Children and parents can enjoy flight demonstrations, arts and crafts, and a honey harvest and tasting and even get a look inside a working bee hive. Purchase tickets in advance, as space is limited. The Center for Birds of Prey, 4872 Seewee Rd., Awendaw. Sunday, 1pm. $15; $10 ages six-17; free for child under six; $40 group rate for 2 adults & 2 children. (843)971-7474,www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org

 

 
Hot Nights & Holy City Dinner

Hot Nights & Holy City Dinner


Event Date: 08/10/2014 - 6:00pm




Beat the heat and take this rare opportunity to have a fresh summer dining experience at Middleton Place. Grilled and sautéed meats from executive chef Brandon Buck are paired with vegetables from the restaurant’s on-site organic farm. Wash it all down with one of Holy City Brewing’s refreshing summer beers such as their Lowcountry Dark Ale. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Sunday, 6-9pm. $85. (800)782-3608, www.middletonplace.org

 
 
College of Charleston School of Business MBA Program Information Seminar

College of Charleston School of Business MBA Program Information Seminar


Event Date: 08/12/2014 - 5:00pm




Attend this useful, free seminar to learn from past and present current MBA students and professors about the admission process, a pre-term three-week challenge, required international experience, and more. Speak directly with faculty, staff, current students, and graduates about this one-year program. This event is offered on the second Tuesday of each month. Tate Center room 207, 5 Liberty St. Tuesday, 5pm. Free. (843)953-8112, mba.cofc.edu.

 
Paint Nite Charleston

Paint Nite Charleston


Event Date: 08/12/2014 - 7:00pm




Grab some friends and make your way to this fun event where you can drink, hang out, and let your creative juices flow. Artists lead the step-by-step class, which offers a variety of painting styles and topics to guide you. Reservations are required. West Ashley Crab Shack, 1901 Ashley River Rd., West Ashley. Tuesday, 7pm. $45. (617)453-8590, www.paintnite.com

 
Crosby, Stills, & Nash

Crosby, Stills, & Nash


Event Date: 08/12/2014 - 7:00pm




David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash played one of their first shows as a group at the legendary Woodstock festival in 1969. Forty-five years later, catch the folky supergroup still rocking the stage with hits like “Teach Your Children” and “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Tuesday, 7pm. $97-$70. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

 
South Carolina Share Group

South Carolina Share Group


Event Date: 08/13/2014 - 4:00pm




When was the last time you did something for the first time? Food industry are invited to Caviar & Bananas for the state’s first ever Specialty Food Association Share group. Light refreshments will be served as guests mingle, network, and brainstorm ideas on how to confront business challenges, reach potential customers, and address other issues your business may be facing. Caviar & Bananas, 51 George St. Wednesday, 4pm. $40 non-members, $20 members. (843)577-7757, www.caviarandbananas.com

 
Hail Kale and Relish the Radish

Hail Kale and Relish the Radish


Event Date: 08/13/2014 - 6:30pm




Indulge in a three-course menu with wine pairings created by Charleston Grill executive chef Michelle Weaver as the restaurant prepares for Vegstock IV. Avocado crudo with tomatillo salsa and queso fresco, sesame udon noodles, and salt roasted beets with sherry date puree are some of the dishes you’ll taste. The evening begins with a cocktail hour followed by a sit down dinner. Charleston Grill, 224 King St. Wednesday, 6:30pm. $90. (843)577-4522, www.charlestongrill.com

 
Starlight Cinema Movie Night

Starlight Cinema Movie Night


Event Date: 08/13/2014 - 8:30pm




Catch a free flick with the whole family at Starlight Cinema this month. Grab a chair or blanket and relax while watching movies like Remember the Titans and Big Miracle. Don’t forget the popcorn! The Village Green, 149 Village Green Ln.,John’s Island. Wednesday, 8:30pm. Free. (843)768-6491, www.FreshfieldsVillage.com

 
"Vente d’été!" Opening Reception

"Vente d’été!" Opening Reception


Event Date: 08/14/2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm




The Rebekah Jacob Gallery is holding an opening reception for its ongoing exhibition "Vente d’été!" The exhibition features prints, drawings, and more by the gallery's internationally known contemporary artists. Celebrate the exhibition with free cocktails, music, and art. The works will be on display until September 8. Rebekah Jacob Gallery, 502 King Street. Thursday, 5:30-8:00pm. Free. (843)577-8081, www.rebekahjacobgallery.com

 
The Word Perfect Poetry Show

The Word Perfect Poetry Show


Event Date: 08/14/2014 - 7:00pm




Snaps all around for the Lowcountry’s finest poets. Marcus Amaker will host The Word Perfect Poetry Show featuring Courtnay The Poet, Matthew Foley, Derek Berry, Carlos Johnson, Joey Tucker and Laura Caitlin Cox. Musician/jazz drummer Quentin E. Baxter will also be on hand for some rhythm-y tunes, so come out for a night of spoken word and music. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 7pm. $10 DOS; $5 ADV. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
The Word Perfect Poetry Show

The Word Perfect Poetry Show


Event Date: 08/14/2014 - 8:00pm




Presented by Charlestonpoets.com, The World Perfect Poetry Show- hosted by Marcus Amaker- showcases some of Charleston’s best poetic talent. Featuring poets such as Matthew Foley, Derek Berry, Laura Caitlin Cox, and more, the event offers an array of styles. In addition to the poetry, jazz drummer Quentin E. Baxter will perform sections from his collaborative album with Amaker , “The New Foundation” Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street. Thursday, 8pm. $5 advanced; $10 door. (83)853-2252. www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Johnny Pemberton at Theatre 99

Johnny Pemberton at Theatre 99


Event Date: 08/14/2014 - 8:00pm




If Johnny Pemberton looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen him guest starring in hilarious hit shows like New Girl and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia or in comedic films like 21 Jump Street and This Is 40. The actor is also a writer and a comedian; catch him performing stand-up at this local show. Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Thursday, 8pm. $10. (843)853-6687, www.theatre99.com

 

 
Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill

Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill


Event Date: 08/14/2014 - 8:30pm




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

 
Pop: Summer

Pop: Summer


Event Date: 08/15/2014 - 6:00pm to 09/30/2014 - 5:00pm




Cory Oberndorfer presents his solo exhibition focusing on popsicles to bring out an essence of innocence, youth, nostalgia, and the dream of an endless summer. Spray paint is used to provide soft-focus contours and a crystalized texture. Join Oberndorfer and Jericho Arts for an opening party August 15 from 6-9pm to kick off the month long exhibit. Jericho Arts, 815 Savannah Hwy, suite 101. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)212-8482, www.jerichoadvisors.com

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Music on the Green

Music on the Green


Event Date: 08/15/2014 - 6:00pm




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

 
Big Kahuna Fishing Tournament

Big Kahuna Fishing Tournament


Event Date: 08/16/2014 - 6:00am




One of the best destinations in the Lowcountry for pier fishing, Folly Beach Fishing Pier offers dazzling views of the Atlantic Ocean. Prize presentations follow the tournament, and rental equipment is available. Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave., Folly Beach.  Saturday, 6am-4pm. $15-$8. (843)588-3474, www.ccprc.com

 

 
Fly Fishing 201 Schools

Fly Fishing 201 Schools


Event Date: 08/16/2014 - 9:00am




Calling all beginner fly fishermen! Discover your skills as Captain John Irwin teaches casting, knots, and other how-to basics in this fly-fishing class, which includes the use of equipment and lunch.  Charleston Angler, 654 St. Andrews Blvd. Saturday, 9am-3pm. $75. (843)571-3899, www.thecharlestonangler.com

 
Zentangle Basics Class

Zentangle Basics Class


Event Date: 08/16/2014 - 10:00am




Learn how to craft beautiful images from structured patterns during this informative class taught by local artist Caren Mlot, a certified Zentangle Teacher. This class is open for all levels of artists, and materials are provided. Hobby Lobby, 2165 Tea Planter Ln., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 10am-12:30pm. $35. (843)849-0641, www.tanglemania.com

 
Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary

Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary


Event Date: 08/16/2014 - 5:00pm




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

 
Shaggin on the Cooper

Shaggin on the Cooper


Event Date: 08/16/2014 - 7:00pm




The Coppertones belt out covers of hits ranging from “Under the Boardwalk” to “Wagon Wheel” while partygoers dance and enjoy the ocean breeze. Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 7pm. $10-$8. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 

 
Swine-o Society

Swine-o Society


Event Date: 08/16/2014 - 7:00pm




The inaugural meeting of the Swine-o Society, a group dedicated to the appreciation of heritage-raised pork and craft wine, will take place at Avondale Wine & Cheese. The event will benefit Slow Food Charleston, and members will enjoy a heritage hog from Righteous Ranch as well as discounts on special wine pairings, live music and a silent auction. Come hungry, thirsty and ready to meet other Swine-o’s! Avondale Wine & Cheese, 813 B Savannah Hwy. Saturday, 7pm. $12/plate. (843)769-5444.

 
CSO Chamber Music: Summer Series

CSO Chamber Music: Summer Series


Event Date: 08/16/2014 - 7:30pm




Cool off at the Dock Street with a Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) chamber concert. Highly sought-after Ukrainian violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv returns to town to perform with CSO favorites Yuriy Bekker (violin), Damian Kremer (cello), and Alexander Agrest (viola). They’ll soothe your soul with Barber’s String Quartet (including the famous “Adagio”) and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in D Major. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $39; $10 student. (843) 723-7528, charlestonsymphony.com

 

 
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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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

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


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




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

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Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet


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




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

 

 
Beyond the Basics with Nathalie Dupree

Beyond the Basics with Nathalie Dupree


Event Date: 08/18/2014 - 10:00am to 08/22/2014 - 2:00pm




Acclaimed author and Southern chef, Nathalie Dupree, is looking to share her pearls of cooking wisdom with advanced home chefs. Get one-on-one culinary tips and techniques on all sorts of Lowcountry specials—Duckling a la Orange, Brioche, Rapid Puffed Pastry and much more. Class is limited to six participants, so register now for classes, tastings and excursions. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd. Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm. $1,000. (843)388-8935, www.southernseason.com

 
 
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Miniatures Art Exhibition

Miniatures Art Exhibition


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




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

 
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“IMMERSED”

“IMMERSED”


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




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

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"Cerulean Survivors: The Life of a Sea Turtle"

"Cerulean Survivors: The Life of a Sea Turtle"


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




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

 

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Lunar Waves

Lunar Waves


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




Inspired by the ever-changing shoreline, KC Collins presents her new series that explores the idea of inertia. Check out her exhibition influenced by the effect of the moon on the movement of water at Robert Lange Studios. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

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"Tease It Out"

"Tease It Out"


Event Date: 08/08/2014 - 10:00am to 09/27/2014 - 5:00pm




Take a trip down memory lane with artists Katey Crews and Kate Nartker as they explore the theme of nostalgia. Crews uses fabric to piece together her thoughts on past American politics and culture, while Nartker confronts a more personal history as she dismantles and reworks a collection of videos shot by her father. This can’t-miss exhibit is the perfect event for a hot Lowcountry afternoon. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 

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Pop: Summer

Pop: Summer


Event Date: 08/15/2014 - 6:00pm to 09/30/2014 - 5:00pm




Cory Oberndorfer presents his solo exhibition focusing on popsicles to bring out an essence of innocence, youth, nostalgia, and the dream of an endless summer. Spray paint is used to provide soft-focus contours and a crystalized texture. Join Oberndorfer and Jericho Arts for an opening party August 15 from 6-9pm to kick off the month long exhibit. Jericho Arts, 815 Savannah Hwy, suite 101. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)212-8482, www.jerichoadvisors.com

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Meet the Bulldogs

Meet the Bulldogs


Event Date: 08/17/2014 - 1:00pm




Join the Citadel athletes for this annual event to gear up for football season. Snag some photographs, get an autograph signed, and hang out with live bulldog mascots Boo X and General II. Altman Center at the Citadel, 171 Moultrie St. Sunday, 1-3pm. Free. (843) 225-3294, www.citadel.edu

 
Splash Days

Splash Days


Event Date: 08/17/2014 - 1:00pm




It’s almost time to return to the classroom, so kick it off with a community-wide celebration, complete with face painting, tours of the South Carolina Aquarium, and boat rides. Participants also receive free school supplies, learn about healthful eating, and more.  Liberty Square, Concord St., Sunday,1-4pm, Free. (843)965-4190, www.charleston-sc.gov

 
Reading and Reflection on The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God

Reading and Reflection on The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God


Event Date: 08/18/2014 - 5:00pm




Join Father Bill Miller—author, priest and co-owner of Padre’s bar in Texas—for a reading and signing of his new book, The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth About Lager, Loving and Living at Blue Bicycle Books. This collection of essays weaves together stories from his life in ministry, his travels in search of the world’s best Scotch and colorful evenings in his bar, Padre’s. Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St. Monday, 5pm. Free. (843)722-2666, www.bluebicyclebooks.com

 
Zero George Cooking School with chef Ashton Keefe

Zero George Cooking School with chef Ashton Keefe


Event Date: 08/18/2014 - 7:00pm




Join NYC chef Ashton Keefe at the Zero George Street Hotel for a night of cooking in this demonstration class as a part of the hotel’s guest chef series. Keefe will highlight the culinary landscape of Provence with a local seafood and shellfish bouillabaisse, pâte brisée for a seasonal tart and reconstructed niçoise and frisée salad with lardons and poached eggs. Reservations are encouraged, and all food and paired wine is included. Zero George Street Hotel, 0 George St. Monday, 7pm. $125. (843)817-7900, www.zerogeorge.com

 
 
C&B-BQ

C&B-BQ


Event Date: 08/20/2014 - 5:00pm




BBQ like you’ve never had it before…Caviar and Bananas style. For one night only, Guest Pit Master Wes Sellew will team up with C&B Executive Chef Scott Roule. Whether you prefer ribs or butts, these two will be serving up smoky and savory dishes all night. Specials on local craft beers will be available, and your meal cost will buy you your choice of meat and two sides. Caviar & Bananas. 51 George St. Wednesday, 5pm. $12.50/plate. (843)577-7757, www.caviarandbananas.com

 
Starlight Cinema Movie Night

Starlight Cinema Movie Night


Event Date: 08/20/2014 - 8:30pm




Catch a free flick with the whole family at Starlight Cinema this month. Grab a chair or blanket and relax while watching movies like Remember the Titans and Big Miracle. Don’t forget the popcorn! The Village Green, 149 Village Green Ln.,John’s Island. Wednesday, 8:30pm. Free. (843)768-6491, www.FreshfieldsVillage.com

 
Spread: A Lulie Wallace Art Exhibit

Spread: A Lulie Wallace Art Exhibit


Event Date: 08/21/2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm




Mixson Bath & Racquet Club will host a special art exhibit featuring works by local painter Lulie Wallace. The exhibit, entitled SPREAD: A Collection of Tablescapes, will be hung throughout MB&RC’s cabanas. Guests are invited to view and shop the paintings while enjoying small bites prepared by chef Bryan Cates, and designed to complement the themes represented throughout the exhibit. 4401 McCarthy Street, N. Charleston. Thursday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)471-1920, www.mixsonbrc.com

 
Kiawah Beverage Series

Kiawah Beverage Series


Event Date: 08/21/2014 - 5:30pm




Jasmine Porch and Bittermilk pair up to host this special beverage series dinner where guests sample cocktail combinations as well as BBQ dishes from Chef Ryley McGillis. Attendees choose their favorite drink at the end of the evening to be offered on the Jasmine Porch menu. The Sanctuary, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Thursday, 5:30pm. $65. (843)768-6253, www.kiawahresort.com

 
The Movers & Shakers Mix

The Movers & Shakers Mix


Event Date: 08/21/2014 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm




Young professionals and entrepreneurs meet once a month for food and spirits, entertainment, and networking at the Movers & Shakers Mix. For August, the event is to be held at the Silver Dollar and will feature DJ R. Dot as well as photography by Sirena White. Silver Dollar, 478 King St. Thursday, 6:30-9pm. $5. www.moveshakemix.com

 
Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill

Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill


Event Date: 08/21/2014 - 8:30pm




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

 
Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park


Event Date: 08/22/2014 (All day)




The Cliffs of Insanity, the Pit of Despair, and those immortal words, “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.” If you recognize these cinematic references, then you’ll want to save the date for the season’s final Movies in the Park, delivering The Princess Bride to Cinebarre’s giant screen at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Bring your chairs and blankets. Food and beverages are available for purchase.  Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, sunset. Free. (843) 884-8517, comeonovermp.com

 

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

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


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




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

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Music on the Green

Music on the Green


Event Date: 08/22/2014 - 6:00pm




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

 
31st Annual Summerfest

31st Annual Summerfest


Event Date: 08/23/2014 - 9:00am




Make your way to the historic town of York, South Carolina for one of the states most popular festivals of the year! Drawing over 45,000 visitors, this event has something for everyone. Highlights include a juried craft and food festival featuring only handmade crafts and an array of delicious foods; one of the largest regional car shows; golf, softball, and tennis tournaments; races of 10K, 5K, and Fun Runs; live musical entertainment of three stages; health clinic; robotics competition; petting zoo; and much more. 23 E. Liberty Street. York, SC. Saturday, 9am-5pm. Free. (803) 684-2590, www.yorksummerfest.com

 
Free Maternity Event

Free Maternity Event


Event Date: 08/23/2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm




Whether you are trying to conceive or are getting ready to deliver, this free and kid-friendly event has something to offer. This is an opportunity to meet some of the nurses, lactation consultants, fertility specialists, and pediatricians, as well as the OB/GYN providers who deliver at East Cooper Medical Center. While gathering information, you can also shop local vendors that are tailored to moms-to-be and new moms. Refreshments and kids’ activities will also be provided, and Wine and Design of Mount Pleasant will be hosting a free “Art Buzz Kids” project. 2000 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant, 10am-1pm. Free. (843)884-7031, www.eastcoopermedctr.com

 
High Cotton's Tomato Trek Win Luncheon

High Cotton's Tomato Trek Win Luncheon


Event Date: 08/23/2014 - 12:00pm




What can you do with one hundred pounds of tomatoes? Well if you’re High Cotton, you can host a special tomato-themed luncheon with wine pairings for your loyal customers. High Cotton won over judges with its Garden in a Glass cocktail during this year’s Limehouse Produce Tomato Trek contest, and now it will win you over with a menu of tomato and peach gazpacho, seared Prosciutto wrapped scallops, roasted Carolina quail breast, and a tomato and watermelon sorbet. High Cotton, 199 E Bay St. Saturday, Noon. $45. (843)724-3815, www.mavericksouthernkitchen.com

 
Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary

Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary


Event Date: 08/23/2014 - 5:00pm




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

 
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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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

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


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




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

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“IMMERSED”

“IMMERSED”


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




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

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"Cerulean Survivors: The Life of a Sea Turtle"

"Cerulean Survivors: The Life of a Sea Turtle"


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




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

 

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Lunar Waves

Lunar Waves


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




Inspired by the ever-changing shoreline, KC Collins presents her new series that explores the idea of inertia. Check out her exhibition influenced by the effect of the moon on the movement of water at Robert Lange Studios. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com

 
 
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"Tease It Out"

"Tease It Out"


Event Date: 08/08/2014 - 10:00am to 09/27/2014 - 5:00pm




Take a trip down memory lane with artists Katey Crews and Kate Nartker as they explore the theme of nostalgia. Crews uses fabric to piece together her thoughts on past American politics and culture, while Nartker confronts a more personal history as she dismantles and reworks a collection of videos shot by her father. This can’t-miss exhibit is the perfect event for a hot Lowcountry afternoon. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 

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Pop: Summer

Pop: Summer


Event Date: 08/15/2014 - 6:00pm to 09/30/2014 - 5:00pm




Cory Oberndorfer presents his solo exhibition focusing on popsicles to bring out an essence of innocence, youth, nostalgia, and the dream of an endless summer. Spray paint is used to provide soft-focus contours and a crystalized texture. Join Oberndorfer and Jericho Arts for an opening party August 15 from 6-9pm to kick off the month long exhibit. Jericho Arts, 815 Savannah Hwy, suite 101. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)212-8482, www.jerichoadvisors.com

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

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


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




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

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Bazaar at the Point

Bazaar at the Point


Event Date: 08/24/2014 - 11:00am




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

 
Oyster Roast & Southern BBQ

Oyster Roast & Southern BBQ


Event Date: 08/24/2014 - 6:00pm




Vacationers and locals alike, come out for a finger-licking good time! All are invited to attend the Palm Cove Summer Oyster Roast & Southern BBQ series. The feast will include freshly roasted oysters and southern barbeque alongside live entertainment, free soft drinks, a cash bar and family-friendly activities at Wild Dunes resort’s newest pool, Palm Cove. Wild Dunes Resort, 1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms. Saturday, 6pm. $40 adults; $15 children. (843)886-2218, www.wilddunes.com

 
The Park Café’s Supper for Charleston Parks Conservancy

The Park Café’s Supper for Charleston Parks Conservancy


Event Date: 08/24/2014 - 6:00pm




Dine with Chef John Amato as he prepares a four-course, family-style meal with wine pairings. A portion of the proceeds is donated to Charleston Parks Conservancy. Reservations required. The Park Café, 730 Rutledge Ave., Charleston. Sunday, 6pm. $68. (843)410-1070, www.theparkcafechs.com

 
Little Chef Big Chef

Little Chef Big Chef


Event Date: 08/25/2014 - 7:00pm




Grab your tickets now, because this year, a mere 80 are available! This sixth installment of the popular annual event takes place at The Ordinary, and not only is the restaurant’s co-owner, chef Mike Lata, cooking, but so is Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, Marc Collins of Circa 1886, and Craig Deihl of Cypress. Each is pairing with a young Louie’s Kids participant to cook farm-to-table-inspired fare in a healthy competition that raises funds for the nonprofit’s efforts to fight childhood obesity.  The Ordinary, 544 King St. Monday, 7-9:30 p.m. $150. (843) 414-7060, louieskids.org

 

 
Paint Nite Charleston

Paint Nite Charleston


Event Date: 08/26/2014 - 7:00pm




Grab some friends and make your way to this fun event where you can drink, hang out, and let your creative juices flow. Artists lead the step-by-step class, which offers a variety of painting styles and topics to guide you. Reservations are required. West Ashley Crab Shack, 1901 Ashley River Rd., West Ashley. Tuesday, 7pm. $45. (617)453-8590, www.paintnite.com

 
Starlight Cinema Movie Night

Starlight Cinema Movie Night


Event Date: 08/27/2014 - 8:30pm




Catch a free flick with the whole family at Starlight Cinema this month. Grab a chair or blanket and relax while watching movies like Remember the Titans and Big Miracle. Don’t forget the popcorn! The Village Green, 149 Village Green Ln.,John’s Island. Wednesday, 8:30pm. Free. (843)768-6491, www.FreshfieldsVillage.com

 
Lowcountry Jazz Festival

Lowcountry Jazz Festival


Event Date: 08/28/2014 - 5:30pm to 08/31/2014 - 11:59pm




Jazz musicians and groups such as Bobby Caldwell, Brain Culbertson, the Smooth Side of Soul, Jazz Attack, and Alex Bugnon perform at this fest, which draws thousands of jazz fans each year. Proceeds benefit Closing the Gap in Health Care Inc., a nonprofit devoted to decreasing health care disparities among the underserved. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday-Sunday, 5:30pm. $66-$56. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

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Yogapop 2: Radiate

Yogapop 2: Radiate


Event Date: 08/28/2014 - 6:30pm




Come out for a night combining yoga, music, food, fashion and fun. First, join local yoga instructor, Cortney Ostrosky for an hour of yoga. Follow that up by jamming out to the “folk wave” melodies of Logan Venderlic. Be sure to pack some money with your yoga mat so you can enjoy food and other products from local vendors. Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St. Thursday, 6:30pm. $32 day of; $25 advance. (843)724-7174, www.yogapop.org

 
Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill

Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill


Event Date: 08/28/2014 - 8:30pm




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

 
You Can't Take It With You

You Can't Take It With You


Event Date: 08/29/2014 - 12:00am to 09/21/2014 - 12:00pm




The comedy won a Pulitzer Prize in 1938 and has been entertaining audiences ever since. Laugh along with the Charleston Stage performers’ rendition of this hilarious show, as Alice’s eccentric family meets her straight-laced, banker boyfriend. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Days & times vary. $54-$23. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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Edisto Beach Music & Shag Fest

Edisto Beach Music & Shag Fest


Event Date: 08/29/2014 - 12:00pm to 08/30/2014 - 12:00pm




Bask in the warm weather and learn how to shag—or show off your moves—at this family-friendly event featuring live music and DJs. Bay Creek Park, 3706 Dock Site Rd., Edisto Beach. Friday , noon; Saturday, 10am. $5; free for child under13. (843)869-3867, www.edistochamber.com

 
Music on the Green

Music on the Green


Event Date: 08/29/2014 - 6:00pm




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

 
Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary

Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary


Event Date: 08/30/2014 - 5:00pm




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

 
Shrimp and Grits Cook-off

Shrimp and Grits Cook-off


Event Date: 08/30/2014 - 7:00pm




Come witness 16 elite Charleston chefs face off in a Lowcountry shrimp and grits challenge. Attendees will enjoy live music, food, drinks, a pet talent show and the opportunity to crown a victor. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Charleston Animal Society. So come out, and get your grub on for a good cause. Downtown Charleston Visitor’s Center Bus Terminal, 375 Meeting Street. Saturday, 7pm. $35 at door, $30 in advance, $12 for children 12 and under. (800) 774-0006, www.charlestoncvb.com

 
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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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

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


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




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

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“IMMERSED”

“IMMERSED”


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




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

 
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"Cerulean Survivors: The Life of a Sea Turtle"

"Cerulean Survivors: The Life of a Sea Turtle"


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




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

 

 
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"Tease It Out"

"Tease It Out"


Event Date: 08/08/2014 - 10:00am to 09/27/2014 - 5:00pm




Take a trip down memory lane with artists Katey Crews and Kate Nartker as they explore the theme of nostalgia. Crews uses fabric to piece together her thoughts on past American politics and culture, while Nartker confronts a more personal history as she dismantles and reworks a collection of videos shot by her father. This can’t-miss exhibit is the perfect event for a hot Lowcountry afternoon. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org

 

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Pop: Summer

Pop: Summer


Event Date: 08/15/2014 - 6:00pm to 09/30/2014 - 5:00pm




Cory Oberndorfer presents his solo exhibition focusing on popsicles to bring out an essence of innocence, youth, nostalgia, and the dream of an endless summer. Spray paint is used to provide soft-focus contours and a crystalized texture. Join Oberndorfer and Jericho Arts for an opening party August 15 from 6-9pm to kick off the month long exhibit. Jericho Arts, 815 Savannah Hwy, suite 101. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)212-8482, www.jerichoadvisors.com

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

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


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




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

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Lowcountry Jazz Festival

Lowcountry Jazz Festival


Event Date: 08/28/2014 - 5:30pm to 08/31/2014 - 11:59pm




Jazz musicians and groups such as Bobby Caldwell, Brain Culbertson, the Smooth Side of Soul, Jazz Attack, and Alex Bugnon perform at this fest, which draws thousands of jazz fans each year. Proceeds benefit Closing the Gap in Health Care Inc., a nonprofit devoted to decreasing health care disparities among the underserved. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday-Sunday, 5:30pm. $66-$56. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

 

 
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You Can't Take It With You

You Can't Take It With You


Event Date: 08/29/2014 - 12:00am to 09/21/2014 - 12:00pm




The comedy won a Pulitzer Prize in 1938 and has been entertaining audiences ever since. Laugh along with the Charleston Stage performers’ rendition of this hilarious show, as Alice’s eccentric family meets her straight-laced, banker boyfriend. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Days & times vary. $54-$23. (843)577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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Deluge

Deluge


Event Date: 08/31/2014 - 3:00pm




Beat the summer heat during this epic water event featuring 300,000 gallons of water, tunes, food, and water games. Musical guests include Dead 27’s, South Street, The Royal Tinfoil, and headliner Kat Robichaud of The Voice joined by her band The Darling Misfits as she premieres her new album as well as performs favorites from the hit TV show. Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St. Sunday, 3pm-9pm. $20; $15 advance; free for child 12 & under. (843)723-7241, www.delugecharleston.com

 




UPCOMING EVENTS

08/23/2014 - 9:00am

Make your way to the historic town of York, South Carolina for one of the states most popular festivals of the year! Drawing over 45,000 visitors, this event has something for everyone. Highlights include a juried craft and food festival featuring only handmade crafts and an array of delicious foods; one of the largest regional car shows; golf, softball, and tennis tournaments; races of 10K, 5K, and Fun Runs; live musical entertainment of three stages; health clinic; robotics competition; petting zoo; and much more. 23 E. Liberty Street. York, SC. Saturday, 9am-5pm. Free. (803) 684-2590, www.yorksummerfest.com

08/23/2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Whether you are trying to conceive or are getting ready to deliver, this free and kid-friendly event has something to offer. This is an opportunity to meet some of the nurses, lactation consultants, fertility specialists, and pediatricians, as well as the OB/GYN providers who deliver at East Cooper Medical Center. While gathering information, you can also shop local vendors that are tailored to moms-to-be and new moms. Refreshments and kids’ activities will also be provided, and Wine and Design of Mount Pleasant will be hosting a free “Art Buzz Kids” project. 2000 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant, 10am-1pm. Free. (843)884-7031, www.eastcoopermedctr.com

08/23/2014 - 12:00pm

What can you do with one hundred pounds of tomatoes? Well if you’re High Cotton, you can host a special tomato-themed luncheon with wine pairings for your loyal customers. High Cotton won over judges with its Garden in a Glass cocktail during this year’s Limehouse Produce Tomato Trek contest, and now it will win you over with a menu of tomato and peach gazpacho, seared Prosciutto wrapped scallops, roasted Carolina quail breast, and a tomato and watermelon sorbet. High Cotton, 199 E Bay St. Saturday, Noon. $45. (843)724-3815, www.mavericksouthernkitchen.com

08/23/2014 - 5:00pm

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

08/24/2014 - 11:00am

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

08/24/2014 - 6:00pm

Vacationers and locals alike, come out for a finger-licking good time! All are invited to attend the Palm Cove Summer Oyster Roast & Southern BBQ series. The feast will include freshly roasted oysters and southern barbeque alongside live entertainment, free soft drinks, a cash bar and family-friendly activities at Wild Dunes resort’s newest pool, Palm Cove. Wild Dunes Resort, 1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms. Saturday, 6pm. $40 adults; $15 children. (843)886-2218, www.wilddunes.com

08/24/2014 - 6:00pm

Dine with Chef John Amato as he prepares a four-course, family-style meal with wine pairings. A portion of the proceeds is donated to Charleston Parks Conservancy. Reservations required. The Park Café, 730 Rutledge Ave., Charleston. Sunday, 6pm. $68. (843)410-1070, www.theparkcafechs.com

08/25/2014 - 7:00pm

Grab your tickets now, because this year, a mere 80 are available! This sixth installment of the popular annual event takes place at The Ordinary, and not only is the restaurant’s co-owner, chef Mike Lata, cooking, but so is Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, Marc Collins of Circa 1886, and Craig Deihl of Cypress. Each is pairing with a young Louie’s Kids participant to cook farm-to-table-inspired fare in a healthy competition that raises funds for the nonprofit’s efforts to fight childhood obesity.  The Ordinary, 544 King St. Monday, 7-9:30 p.m. $150. (843) 414-7060, louieskids.org

 

08/26/2014 - 7:00pm

Grab some friends and make your way to this fun event where you can drink, hang out, and let your creative juices flow. Artists lead the step-by-step class, which offers a variety of painting styles and topics to guide you. Reservations are required. West Ashley Crab Shack, 1901 Ashley River Rd., West Ashley. Tuesday, 7pm. $45. (617)453-8590, www.paintnite.com

08/27/2014 - 8:30pm

Catch a free flick with the whole family at Starlight Cinema this month. Grab a chair or blanket and relax while watching movies like Remember the Titans and Big Miracle. Don’t forget the popcorn! The Village Green, 149 Village Green Ln.,John’s Island. Wednesday, 8:30pm. Free. (843)768-6491, www.FreshfieldsVillage.com

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