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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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"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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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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North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Christine Bush Roman & Nancy Wyman Ray

North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Christine Bush Roman & Nancy Wyman Ray


Event Date: 09/01/2014 - 9:00am to 09/30/2014 - 5:00pm




Local artist, Christine Bush Roman, presents ”Little Ones,” her collection of abstract works created through acrylic, fabric, ink, pastel, paper, spray paint and other mediums. Nancy Wyman Ray, of Rock Hill, SC, presents “Messages,” her collection of abstract works of ink on paper. The public is invited to attend a free reception hosted by the artists on Thursday, September 4 from 5-7pm. North Charleston City Gallery, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

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Beating the Surf

Beating the Surf


Event Date: 09/01/2014 - 6:30pm




Interested in surf fishing but don’t know the basics? Join Capt. Ben Floyd as he covers a variety of fishing skills, from rod and reel selection, to bait and tackle, to how to read the tides. All ages are welcome. Enjoy a couple drinks and 10 percent off everything in the shop during the seminar. Mount Pleasant Charleston Angler, 1113-J Market Center Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Monday, 6:30pm. Free. (843)884-2095, www.thecharlestonangler.com

 
Yoga Under the Oaks

Yoga Under the Oaks


Event Date: 09/02/2014 - 6:00pm




Practice your poses within Charles Towne Landing’s beautiful avenue of live oaks during beginner-friendly classes led by a rotating lineup of teachers. Afterward, purchase beer, wine, and tasty fare from the Coastal Crust catering truck. Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Tuesday, 6pm. $10. (843)852-4205, www.southcarolinaparks.com

 
Clock-Out Cabaret

Clock-Out Cabaret


Event Date: 09/02/2014 - 7:30pm




The Clock-Out Cabaret combines history, comedy, and music. Join emcee’s Laura Ball and Mary Fishburne, along with special guest Becca Anderson, as they celebrate Labor Day with a Cabaret at the Mezz. Playing off the classic European-style Cabarets, these ladies put their own twist on small, intimate experiences by adding cosmopolitan, musical styles, and cross-genre pairings. Sermet’s dinner and refreshments will be offered before and during show times. The Mezz, 276 King St. Tuesday, 7:30pm and 9:30pm. $20. (843) 810-9708, www.uneditedartists.org

 
 
On the Verge

On the Verge


Event Date: 09/04/2014 - 8:00pm to 09/14/2014 - 3:00pm




Full of sparkling wit and repartee, this comedy lights up the stage in its newest incarnation at the Footlight Players Theatre. Join three independent Victorian-era ladies as they journey to an unexplored land in the future, and along the way meet a lively array of people, all played by one actor. Replete with hilarious pop cultural references and wordplay, On the Verge presents an engaging look at interesting characters and the times in which they lived—and were projected. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $20; $15 military/senior/students; $10 student one hour prior to show. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

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Children's Illustration

Children's Illustration


Event Date: 09/04/2014 - 4:00pm




During this Gibbes Museum event, second- through fifth-grade students join artist Sally Collins in exploring the elements of illustration through drawing, painting, photography, and mixed media to tell a story, create a poem, or express an idea. Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St. Thursday, 4pm. $100; $80 member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
Film Screening of Everybody Street

Film Screening of Everybody Street


Event Date: 09/04/2014 - 7:00pm




The Halsey Institute features a free screening of Everybody Street, a film that examines the lives and works of New York City street photographers via a cinematic exploration of the city. Filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn will attend the screening for an audience discussion. Recital Hall in Simons Center, 54 St. Philip St. Thursday, 7pm. Free. (843)953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu

 
Hugs for Harper Tennis Tournament

Hugs for Harper Tennis Tournament


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 12:00am to 09/06/2014 - 12:00pm




Step to the net in this third annual round-robin-style tennis tournament held to honor the memory of Harper Drolet, an 11-year-old local who died from soft-tissue cancer. Celebrate her life by supporting others who battle pediatric cancers. A dinner auction will be held on Friday evening at Charles Towne Landing’s Founder’s Hall. All proceeds from the Hugs for Harper Endowment benefit MUSC Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cancer Research Center. Charleston Tennis Center,19 Farmfield Ave. Friday & Saturday, times vary. Call for pricing. (843)792-3321, www.musckids.org

 
Atelier Gallery: Shane Snider

Atelier Gallery: Shane Snider


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 10:00am to 09/30/2014 - 6:00pm




Atelier Gallery hosts Shane Snider as its featured artist for September. Shane's exhibit features an entirely new series of cement and wood sculptures. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 5. Atelier Gallery, 153 King St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)722-5688, www.theateliergalleries.com

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Women Painting Women

Women Painting Women


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 10:00am to 09/30/2014 - 4:00pm




Female artists painted all of the pieces in this exhibit featuring works submitted in a competition juried by fine art consultant Allison Malafronte. The Principle Gallery, 125 Meeting St. Monday-Tuesday,10am-3pm; Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)727-4500, www.priciplegallery.com

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"Vanishing Boundaries"

"Vanishing Boundaries"


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 11:00am to 09/25/2014 - 5:00pm




Robert Lange Studios brings together Mia Bergeron and Sergio Lopez for an artistic duet this fall. Both artists have created 10 new paintings for the show. Bergeron’s collection is centered on life lessons while Lopez is more focused on symbols of beauty; the artists are connected through their intuitive work and bold strokes. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily,11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com 

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First Friday on Broad Art Walk

First Friday on Broad Art Walk


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm




Spend Friday night with art! Martin Gallery is hosting work by biologist and photographer Pamela Cohen who studied nature photography in the field under several National Geographic photographers. Come out and view her photos of nature and the environment. Martin Gallery, 18 Broad Street. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)723-7378, www.martingallerycharleston.com

 
Party at the Point

Party at the Point


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 5:30pm




The Dave Matthews Tribute Band kicks off Party at the Point's fall series at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina on Patriots Point. Alongside the great tunes is a full cash bar with happy hour draft beer. The 2014 fall series will run every Friday from September 5 through October 10. Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 5:30pm-9:30pm. $7. (843)284-7022, www.charlestonpartyatthepoint.com

 
Jake Owen's Days of Gold Tour

Jake Owen's Days of Gold Tour


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 7:00pm




Chart-topping vocalist and country music heartthrob Jake Owen comes to Charleston on his summer tour. Owen has earned critical acclaim for songs like “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Anywhere With You.” Parmalee and The Cadillac Three open the show. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, 7pm. $50.10-$16.70. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 

 
The Carnival of the Animals

The Carnival of the Animals


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 7:30pm




Chamber Music Charleston opens its 2014-2015 season with Vladimir Pleshakov and Elena Winther, husband-and-wife pianists who have earned international acclaim. They’ll perform selections from composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals. Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Friday, 7:30pm. $60-$5. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.org

 

 
Mount Pleasant Pier Fishing Tournament: Cooper River Challenge

Mount Pleasant Pier Fishing Tournament: Cooper River Challenge


Event Date: 09/06/2014 - 6:00am




Grab your fishing gear! The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission will host a fishing tournament at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge, rain or shine, on September 6. Prizes will be awarded for the largest game fish catch in categories of Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler, Senior Angler, and Total Weight of Five Fish. Adults must accompany participants under fifteen. Come out and enjoy the beautiful view and great fishing. Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd. Saturday, 6:00am-2:00pm. $13-$5. (843)762-9946, www.CharlestonCountyParks.com

 
9/11 Heroes Run

9/11 Heroes Run


Event Date: 09/06/2014 - 8:00am




In memory of those who were lost in the 2001 attacks, join the Charleston Fire and Police Department in a 5K honoring military personnel and emergency responders who put their lives at risk every day. The Lowcountry Firefighters Support Team partners up with this national run started by the Travis Manion Foundation to raise funds that will help provide services, support, and counseling for the city’s first responders. Daniel Island Municipal Center, 235 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island. Saturday, 8am. $30; $100 family of four. (843)216-6366, www.911herosrun.com

 
Be Fit Charleston

Be Fit Charleston


Event Date: 09/06/2014 - 9:30am




Time to get fit! Old Towne Creek County Park is hosting a fall fitness festival and farmers market for the whole family. Spend the day at the park biking, running, doing yoga, and slipping and sliding on water slides. You can also take an interpretive nature walk or explore the park on your own. You can participate with the price of a park ticket, and no preregistration is required. Old Towne Creek County Park, 1400 Old Towne Rd. Saturday, 9:30am-2:00pm. $10. (843)795-4386, www.CharlestonCountyParks.com

 
Super Saturday Open Car, Truck, and Bike Show

Super Saturday Open Car, Truck, and Bike Show


Event Date: 09/06/2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm




The Coastal Carolina Corvette Club hosts a car show whose proceeds are to be donated to Camp Happy Days. In this show, there will be 30 trophies divided amongst 12 vehicle classes. Marchant Chevrolet, 5700 Savannah Hwy., Ravenel. Saturday, 10am-2pm. $20 per vehicle. (843)277-6190, www.marchantchevy.net

 
Downward Facing RiverDog

Downward Facing RiverDog


Event Date: 09/06/2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am




Led by internationally-acclaimed instructor Kathryn Budig, the Charleston RiverDogs hosts “Downward Facing RiverDog,” a yoga class held on Riley Park’s emerald green grass. From the downward facing dog pose to the firefly pose, all levels of yoga are welcome. Downward Facing RiverDog benefits “Poses for Paws,” an organization co-founded by Budig that is dedicated to raising money for animal shelters through yoga. After the class, enjoy mimosas, Bloody Marys, and live music by Estee Gabay in Vendor Village. Gates open at 9a.m. Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne Street. Saturday, 10-11am. $15; $10 advance. (843)577-3647, www.rileyparkevents.com

 
Turtles and Alligators Education Program

Turtles and Alligators Education Program


Event Date: 09/06/2014 - 11:00am




This free event is an awesome opportunity for kids to learn all about turtles and alligators. Must call the Sewee Center to register. Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center. 5821 Highway 17 North, Awendaw. Saturday, 11am. Free. (843)928-3368, www.fws.gov/seweecenter

 
Kickoff and Cocktails

Kickoff and Cocktails


Event Date: 09/06/2014 - 12:00pm




Kick off football season with a special cocktail class. The Cocktail Club team shows guests a step-by-step method for making game day drinks and creating pre-batch craft cocktails for football parties and tailgating. Enjoy your drinks while you watch college football and snack on tailgate-friendly bites by Chef Schenzel. Reservations are required by September 4, and space is limited. The Cocktail Club, 479 King St. Saturday, 12-2pm. $25. (843)724-9411, www.thecocktailclubcharleston.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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"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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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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North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Christine Bush Roman & Nancy Wyman Ray

North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Christine Bush Roman & Nancy Wyman Ray


Event Date: 09/01/2014 - 9:00am to 09/30/2014 - 5:00pm




Local artist, Christine Bush Roman, presents ”Little Ones,” her collection of abstract works created through acrylic, fabric, ink, pastel, paper, spray paint and other mediums. Nancy Wyman Ray, of Rock Hill, SC, presents “Messages,” her collection of abstract works of ink on paper. The public is invited to attend a free reception hosted by the artists on Thursday, September 4 from 5-7pm. North Charleston City Gallery, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

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On the Verge

On the Verge


Event Date: 09/04/2014 - 8:00pm to 09/14/2014 - 3:00pm




Full of sparkling wit and repartee, this comedy lights up the stage in its newest incarnation at the Footlight Players Theatre. Join three independent Victorian-era ladies as they journey to an unexplored land in the future, and along the way meet a lively array of people, all played by one actor. Replete with hilarious pop cultural references and wordplay, On the Verge presents an engaging look at interesting characters and the times in which they lived—and were projected. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $20; $15 military/senior/students; $10 student one hour prior to show. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

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Atelier Gallery: Shane Snider

Atelier Gallery: Shane Snider


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 10:00am to 09/30/2014 - 6:00pm




Atelier Gallery hosts Shane Snider as its featured artist for September. Shane's exhibit features an entirely new series of cement and wood sculptures. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 5. Atelier Gallery, 153 King St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)722-5688, www.theateliergalleries.com

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Women Painting Women

Women Painting Women


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 10:00am to 09/30/2014 - 4:00pm




Female artists painted all of the pieces in this exhibit featuring works submitted in a competition juried by fine art consultant Allison Malafronte. The Principle Gallery, 125 Meeting St. Monday-Tuesday,10am-3pm; Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)727-4500, www.priciplegallery.com

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"Vanishing Boundaries"

"Vanishing Boundaries"


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 11:00am to 09/25/2014 - 5:00pm




Robert Lange Studios brings together Mia Bergeron and Sergio Lopez for an artistic duet this fall. Both artists have created 10 new paintings for the show. Bergeron’s collection is centered on life lessons while Lopez is more focused on symbols of beauty; the artists are connected through their intuitive work and bold strokes. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily,11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com 

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Dog Day Afternoon at the Waterpark

Dog Day Afternoon at the Waterpark


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




Go out with a splash! Enjoy the last days of summer by bringing your furry friend to take a dip at Whirlin’ Waters Advenure Waterpark after it closes to humans for the season. Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. Sunday, noon-5pm. $15-$12 canine; free for human. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Great Charleston Pop Off

Great Charleston Pop Off


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




Kick off Charleston Beer Week with King of Pops and the Green Heart Project's Pop Off fundraiser. This dog-friendly event includes live music, food trucks, a kid zone with a slip 'n' slide, a cornhole tournament with cash prizes, a "Best of Charleston" raffle, and free pops for everyone! Enjoy food and fun while the NFL kick-off streams live. Proceeds from the event go to The Green Heart Project and its farm-to-school programs in the Charleston area. Holy City Brewing, 4155 Dorchester Rd. Sunday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)255-6089, greenheartsc.org

 
Campfire S'mores & Moonrise Refuge Paddle

Campfire S'mores & Moonrise Refuge Paddle


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




Need s'more adventure in your weekend? Cap off your Sunday by paddling from the edge of the Francis Marion Forest at the Buck Hall Recreation Site to Awendaw Creek. Then, as the moon rises over Cape Romain Refuge, enjoy some late-night s'mores. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a nonprofit environmental preservation organization. There will be a $5 parking fee at the Buckhall Reception Site. Buck Hall Recreation Site. Sunday, 6pm. $45; $35 ages 12 & under. (843)568-3222, www.kayakcharlestonsc.com

 
Carolina Brewery Dinner at Básico

Carolina Brewery Dinner at Básico


Event Date: 09/07/2014 - 8:00pm




On the opening night of Charleston Beer Week, Carolina Brewery hosts a four-course, outdoor beer dinner at North Charleston-favorite Básico. Bryan Cates' selection will include a shrimp and octopus ceviche, traditional plantain johnny cakes, jerk chicken, and an IPA flan. Diners can arrive early in order to enjoy bocce, cornhole, and badminton. Básico, 4399 McCarthy St., N. Charleston. Sunday, 8pm. $35. (843)471-1670, www.charlestonbeerweek.com

 
Full Moon Fundraiser

Full Moon Fundraiser


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




To celebrate the full moon, Charleston Waterkeeper is hosting an on-the-water eco-tour around Isle of Palms. After the paddle, attendees are invited to The Boathouse to enjoy music, drinks, and a raffle. Boathouse at Breach Inlet, 101 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms. Monday, 6-8pm. $40 without a board; $20 with board. (843)607-3390, www.charlestonwaterkeeper.org

 
Charleston Horticultural Society's Lecture Series: Walter Reeves

Charleston Horticultural Society's Lecture Series: Walter Reeves


Event Date: 09/08/2014 - 6:30pm




The Charleston Horticultural Society's monthly lecture series is known for featuring some of the nation's leading voices in horticulture and garden design. The first lecture of the season brings in garden expert, writer, and radio and television host Walter Reeves as he presents Becoming Sherlock Holmes in Your Own Garden. The lecture will inform attendees on how to identify health issues in a garden while maintaining a thriving environment. Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday, 6:30pm. $15 non-member guests; free members. (843)579-9922, www.chashortsoc.org

 
Sesame Street Live

Sesame Street Live


Event Date: 09/09/2014 - 10:30am




Elmo, Grover, and Abby Cadabby are taking Charleston by storm in their live performance of “Make a New Friend.” Explore the universal fun of friendship with the whole Sesame Street gang and enjoy a meet and greet with your favorite characters. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Tuesday,10:30am & 6:30pm. $49-$20. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 
Home Team BBQ’s Special Four Course Dinner

Home Team BBQ’s Special Four Course Dinner


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




It’s easy to root for the home team, especially when they’re serving up BBQ and beer. During Charleston Beer Week, Home Team BBQ’s West Ashley location is hosting a special dinner with Stone Brewing Co. and Allagash Brewing Co. The menu for the evening features Home Team BBQ’s award winning dishes, including beef ribs, smoked pig, and more. And you can wash all that down with rare selections from Stone and Allagash ranging from ales to saisons and stouts to IPA’s. Home Team BBQ, 1205 Ashley River Rd. Tuesday, 7:00pm. $50. (843)225-7427. www.hometeambbq.com

 
Paint Nite Charleston

Paint Nite Charleston


Event Date: 09/09/2014 - 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

 
 
Carolina Gold Rice Harvest

Carolina Gold Rice Harvest


Event Date: 09/11/2014 - 10:00am to 09/13/2014 - 3:00pm




Step back in time at Middleton Place and learn all about the Lowcountry’s Carolina Gold rice. Through a hands-on demonstration, a costumed interpreter explains how the crop was planted and harvested. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Thursday-Saturday, 10am-noon & 1-3pm. $28; $15 student with ID; $10 ages six-13; free for child under six. (843)556-6020, www.middletonplace.org

 
Children's Illustration

Children's Illustration


Event Date: 09/11/2014 - 4:00pm




During this Gibbes Museum event, second- through fifth-grade students join artist Sally Collins in exploring the elements of illustration through drawing, painting, photography, and mixed media to tell a story, create a poem, or express an idea. Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St. Thursday, 4pm. $100; $80 member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
The Hinson Lecture

The Hinson Lecture


Event Date: 09/11/2014 - 6:00pm




Catch the very first installment of the Charleston Library Society’s brand-new series, the Hinson Lecture, named for William Godber Hinson, who is credited with giving the library much of its historically significant collection. Lowcountry native Richard Dwight Porcher Jr. inaugurates the series with a talk about the new book he co-authored, The Market Preparation of Carolina Rice: An Illustrated History of Innovations in the Lowcountry Rice Kingdom, which shares a wealth of previously unknown information on rice history.  Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Thursday, 6-7 p.m. $25; $20 member. (843) 723-9912, charleston-librarysociety.org

 
Remembering Our Heroes Concert

Remembering Our Heroes Concert


Event Date: 09/11/2014 - 7:00pm




Under the direction of Guest Conductor Yuriy Bekker, the Summerville Orchestra plays patriotic pop tunes and salutes our Armed Forces. This event is free with seating limited to 750. Summerville Baptist Church, 417 Central Ave., Summerville. Thursday, 7pm; 6pm doors. Free. (843)873-5339, www.summerville.sc.us

 
The Floozies

The Floozies


Event Date: 09/11/2014 - 9:00pm




Together, Kentucky brothers Matt Hill and Mark Hill make The Floozies, a music duo that combines cutting edge electronic production with funk. Join them along with bands Exmag and Marvel Years for an electronic music concert that is sure to turn into a dance party. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Thursday, 8pm doors; 9pm. $15-$12. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com

 
Chucktown Showdown

Chucktown Showdown


Event Date: 09/12/2014 - 12:00am to 09/14/2014 - 12:00pm




Want to put your paddleboarding skills to the test (with a chance to win cash prizes) before summer’s end? Register for this Brittlebank Park-based race offering three courses: one for kids, a recreational four-mile route along the Ashley River (near Lockwood Boulevard), and a challenging nine-mile option taking competitors through the harbor and past the old fort on Shutes Folly Island. The weekend is also filled with paddleboard clinics and workshops ($75-$50), demos, family activities, and fare from local vendors, so bring the whole gang out to help raise funds for the Lowcountry Special Olympics SUP Team. Brittlebank Park, 0 Lockwood Blvd. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $80 nine miles; $65 four miles; $20 kids race. (610) 425-2550, chucktownshowdown.com

 

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Young Piano and Violin Virtuosos Open Concert Series

Young Piano and Violin Virtuosos Open Concert Series


Event Date: 09/12/2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm




Pianist Micah McLaurin and violinist Victor Li perform from a selection that includes Sonetto del Petrarca No. 104 and Ballade No. 2 by Franz Liszt, a selection of Etudes by Alexander Scriabin, a Violin and Piano sonata by Camille Saint-Saens, and Tzigane by Maurice Ravel. Micah has been featured as soloist with orchestras in Europe, North, Central, and South America. Victor has recently performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, and the Montreal Symphony. Murray Center, 14 George St. Friday, 6-7pm. Free. (843)805-7794, www.charlestonmusic.org

 
We As Human

We As Human


Event Date: 09/12/2014 - 9:00pm




We As Human, a dynamic new rock band out of Nashville, swing through Charleston on its current tour. The band received dual nominations for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards, alongside artists like Skillet and RED. Join them and Charleston-native rock band Madam Adam for a concert that any rock enthusiast will enjoy. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Friday, 8pm doors; 9pm. $12-$10. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com

 
Breakfast Birthday Bash

Breakfast Birthday Bash


Event Date: 09/13/2014 - 7:30am




Kick off Southern Season's Share the Food Foundation's 2014 food drive with a special breakfast birthday bash. Start the morning with a Pancake Birthday Party at 7:30am, decorate muffins at the tasting station starting at 10am, enjoy a demo of Nathalie Dupree's bacon recipe at noon, and indulge in breakfast foods at the deli all day. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, all day. Prices vary. (855)716-1240, www.southernseason.com

 
Wona Womalan's "Be Fit" West African Drum & Dance Conference

Wona Womalan's "Be Fit" West African Drum & Dance Conference


Event Date: 09/13/2014 - 10:00am




Wona Womalan is a North Charleston-based dance group that is known for giving energetic, authentic West African drum and dance performances at events and festivals across the South. Check out their one-day conference offering classes and workshops that aim to promote awareness about the prevention of obesity. Dance FX Charleston, 635 Rutledge Ave. Saturday,10am-5:30pm. $90-$5 classes, workshops, & concert. (843)532-6476, www.wonawomalan.com

 
Makin' Paper and Learning the 3 R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)

Makin' Paper and Learning the 3 R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)


Event Date: 09/13/2014 - 11:00am




This free program offers a fun way for kids to learn how to make paper as well as the importance of recycling. Must call the Sewee Center to register. Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center, 5821 Highway 17 North, Awendaw. Saturday, 11am. Free. (843)928-3368, www.fws.gov/seweecenter

 
Fall Football Beach Game Days

Fall Football Beach Game Days


Event Date: 09/13/2014 - 5:00pm




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

 
Fall Football Beach Game Days

Fall Football Beach Game Days


Event Date: 09/13/2014 - 6:00pm




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

 
Beatles, Bach, & Beer

Beatles, Bach, & Beer


Event Date: 09/13/2014 - 7:00pm




British Rock meets German Baroque when Charleston’s Bach-Stars take over the Charleston Music Hall. With Pianos, Banjos, Saxophones, and Mandolins, Laura Ball and special guests Johnny Gray, John Holenko, Jonathan Kammer, and Hazel Ketchum will play classics from both Bach and The Beatles. Kick off Uned!ted’s fifth season the right way, with music and beer. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 7:00pm doors; 8:00pm show. $20 individual; $16 Students & Groups of 6+. (843) 853-2252. www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Shaggin' On the Cooper

Shaggin' On the Cooper


Event Date: 09/13/2014 - 7:00pm




Nothing showcases Charleston culture and night life like dancing the shag by the river. Come down to the Mount Pleasant Pier and dance the night away to live music by the Ocean Drive Party Band. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Adult chaperones must accompany children under fifteen. So relax, breathe in that ocean air, enjoy the view from the pier, and just dance. Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd. Saturday, 7:00-11:00pm. $10. (843) 795-4386, www.CharlestonCountyParks.com

 
Stick Figure

Stick Figure


Event Date: 09/13/2014 - 8:00pm




Reggae-dub artist Stick Figure stops at Charleston for its Livin’ It nationwide fall tour. The band’s most recent single “Smokin’ Love” debuted at #1 on iTunes Reggae Chart in June. Join them and fellow California bands Pacific Dub and HIRIE for a concert of coastal reggae music that’s sure to be fun for all ages. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Saturday, 7pm doors; 8pm. $15-$12. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com

 
Wannamaker Park Outdoor Movie Night

Wannamaker Park Outdoor Movie Night


Event Date: 09/13/2014 - 8:15pm




Bring the family for a showing (starting at sunset) under the stars of Disney's animated feature Tangled, an update of the Rapunzel classic. No outside food or drink, but food and beverage available for purchase. Leashed pets allowed. North Charleston Wannamaker Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. Saturday, approximately 8:15pm. $1. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.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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"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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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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North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Christine Bush Roman & Nancy Wyman Ray

North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Christine Bush Roman & Nancy Wyman Ray


Event Date: 09/01/2014 - 9:00am to 09/30/2014 - 5:00pm




Local artist, Christine Bush Roman, presents ”Little Ones,” her collection of abstract works created through acrylic, fabric, ink, pastel, paper, spray paint and other mediums. Nancy Wyman Ray, of Rock Hill, SC, presents “Messages,” her collection of abstract works of ink on paper. The public is invited to attend a free reception hosted by the artists on Thursday, September 4 from 5-7pm. North Charleston City Gallery, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

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On the Verge

On the Verge


Event Date: 09/04/2014 - 8:00pm to 09/14/2014 - 3:00pm




Full of sparkling wit and repartee, this comedy lights up the stage in its newest incarnation at the Footlight Players Theatre. Join three independent Victorian-era ladies as they journey to an unexplored land in the future, and along the way meet a lively array of people, all played by one actor. Replete with hilarious pop cultural references and wordplay, On the Verge presents an engaging look at interesting characters and the times in which they lived—and were projected. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $20; $15 military/senior/students; $10 student one hour prior to show. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net

 
 
 
 
Mozart in the South Festival

Mozart in the South Festival


Event Date: 09/18/2014 - 7:00pm to 09/20/2014 - 1:30pm




Chamber Music Charleston’s popular festival is back for a sixth year of classical music celebration. Offerings include “Rock and Rondo Redux,” a fusion of Michael Jackson, Queen, and Beethoven; a performance by promising young musicians from the area; and the Little Mozart Circus, a free event for families to learn about and explore the world of music. Locations vary. Thursday, 7pm; Friday, 7:30pm; Saturday, 8:30am-1:30pm. Prices vary. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.org

 
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Atelier Gallery: Shane Snider

Atelier Gallery: Shane Snider


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 10:00am to 09/30/2014 - 6:00pm




Atelier Gallery hosts Shane Snider as its featured artist for September. Shane's exhibit features an entirely new series of cement and wood sculptures. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 5. Atelier Gallery, 153 King St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)722-5688, www.theateliergalleries.com

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Women Painting Women

Women Painting Women


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 10:00am to 09/30/2014 - 4:00pm




Female artists painted all of the pieces in this exhibit featuring works submitted in a competition juried by fine art consultant Allison Malafronte. The Principle Gallery, 125 Meeting St. Monday-Tuesday,10am-3pm; Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)727-4500, www.priciplegallery.com

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"Vanishing Boundaries"

"Vanishing Boundaries"


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 11:00am to 09/25/2014 - 5:00pm




Robert Lange Studios brings together Mia Bergeron and Sergio Lopez for an artistic duet this fall. Both artists have created 10 new paintings for the show. Bergeron’s collection is centered on life lessons while Lopez is more focused on symbols of beauty; the artists are connected through their intuitive work and bold strokes. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily,11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com 

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Chucktown Showdown

Chucktown Showdown


Event Date: 09/12/2014 - 12:00am to 09/14/2014 - 12:00pm




Want to put your paddleboarding skills to the test (with a chance to win cash prizes) before summer’s end? Register for this Brittlebank Park-based race offering three courses: one for kids, a recreational four-mile route along the Ashley River (near Lockwood Boulevard), and a challenging nine-mile option taking competitors through the harbor and past the old fort on Shutes Folly Island. The weekend is also filled with paddleboard clinics and workshops ($75-$50), demos, family activities, and fare from local vendors, so bring the whole gang out to help raise funds for the Lowcountry Special Olympics SUP Team. Brittlebank Park, 0 Lockwood Blvd. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $80 nine miles; $65 four miles; $20 kids race. (610) 425-2550, chucktownshowdown.com

 

 
 
Yoga Under the Oaks

Yoga Under the Oaks


Event Date: 09/16/2014 - 6:00pm




Practice your poses within Charles Towne Landing’s beautiful avenue of live oaks during beginner-friendly classes led by a rotating lineup of teachers. Afterward, purchase beer, wine, and tasty fare from the Coastal Crust catering truck. Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Tuesday, 6pm. $10. (843)852-4205, www.southcarolinaparks.com

 
The Fonduementals of Fall Cheeses

The Fonduementals of Fall Cheeses


Event Date: 09/16/2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm




As part of their free "Cheese Nights" series, Whole Foods Market (in Mount Pleasant) offers an education on a selection of fall cheeses that especially lend themselves to grilling. Attendees learn—via both taste and instruction—what happens when the selected foods are heated. Highlights include Le Gruyère Reserve, Halloumi from Cyprus, and Berliner Der Käse. Whole Foods Market, 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Tuesday, 6-7:30pm. Free. (843)971-7240, www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/charleston

 
Swine-o Society

Swine-o Society


Event Date: 09/16/2014 - 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 per plate. (843)769-5444.

 
 
Drive Away Childhood Cancer Golf Tournament

Drive Away Childhood Cancer Golf Tournament


Event Date: 09/18/2014 - 11:00am to 5:00pm




September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the Third Annual Drive Away Childhood Cancer tournament at Patriots Point Links includes awards, a silent auction, lunch by Home Team BBQ, and an evening reception. Registration and lunch begins at 11a.m., and there is a Shotgun Start at 12p.m. Patriots Point Links, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. 11am-5pm. $400 foursome; $125 individual. www.chaseafteracure.com

 
Bag Lady Luncheon

Bag Lady Luncheon


Event Date: 09/18/2014 - 11:30am




Enjoy an elegant evening with the Ronald McDonald House at Alhambra Hall in Old Village Mount Pleasant. Guests can dine on fare from Tristan Catering and Callie’s Biscuits while bidding in a silent auction on more than 60 new, previously owned, and vintage handbags full of surprise gifts ranging from mani/pedi certificates to a weekend at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island. Don’t miss the special guest appearance of New York fashion designer Kevin Hall. Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 11:30am. $50. (843)723-7957, www.wearredshoes.com/events

 
Children's Illustration

Children's Illustration


Event Date: 09/18/2014 - 4:00pm




During this Gibbes Museum event, second- through fifth-grade students join artist Sally Collins in exploring the elements of illustration through drawing, painting, photography, and mixed media to tell a story, create a poem, or express an idea. Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St. Thursday, 4pm. $100; $80 member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
Yappy Hour: Big John Belly

Yappy Hour: Big John Belly


Event Date: 09/18/2014 - 4:00pm




James Island County Park is hosting a special event for man’s best friend. After a long day of work, you and your pooch can join other dog-lovers and their pets for Yappy Hour. Stroll through the park, enjoy tasty beverages, and listen to live music by Big John Belly. The event is free with the purchase of a park ticket. Sit. Stay. Enjoy the evening. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Thursday, 4:00pm-sunset. Free with purchase of park ticket. (843) 795-4386, www.CharlestonCountyParks.com

 
BIC Stand Up Paddleboard One Design Challenge

BIC Stand Up Paddleboard One Design Challenge


Event Date: 09/18/2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm




Join the action when the lake at James Island County Park becomes the setting for an exciting opportunity to hone your SUP talents, intended for all skill levels. Designed to simplify the ground rules for this fairly new activity, promote uniformity in equipment standards (hence, the One Design moniker), and put the focus on fun, the Challenge requires the use of the BIC 12.6 Wing paddleboard, which can be provided by the park. Perks of participation include the possibility of qualifying for the event’s World Championship in Puerto Rico and entering a national drawing for a new board. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm. $6 Non-Resident; $5 Charleston County Resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Night for the Children

Night for the Children


Event Date: 09/18/2014 - 7:00pm




Put on your black-tie best for an evening of giving back at one of Charleston’s best restaurants. Dance to live music and place your bids at the silent and live auctions while enjoying award-winning cuisine. Funds raised will go to the Carolina Youth Development Center’s nine programs serving children who are victims of adversity, neglect, and abuse. McCrady’s, 2 Unity Alley. Thursday, 7pm. $150. (843)577-0025,

 
1858 Prize Party

1858 Prize Party


Event Date: 09/18/2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm




Be the first to learn the winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art sponsored by Society 1858, an auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum comprised of young professionals who provide social and educational programs for up-and-coming art patrons. The recipient will be chosen from seven finalists representing states throughout the Southeast. Vendue Inn is hosting the unveiling, as well as providing hor d'oeuvres and a complimentary glass of wine or beer. Vendue Inn, 19 Vendue Range. Thursday, 7-9pm. $20 non-member; $15 member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
NEEDTOBREATH with the Oh Hellos

NEEDTOBREATH with the Oh Hellos


Event Date: 09/18/2014 - 7:00pm




An alternative rock band hailing from Seneca, South Carolina, NEEDTOBREATHE saw its most recent album, Rivers in the Wasteland, debut at number three on the Billboard charts. The trio has received numerous accolades at the GMA Dove Awards for its outstanding contribution to Christian music. Texas duo The Oh Hellos kicks off the concert. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday, 7pm. $50-$35. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 
Lt. Dan Band Weekend

Lt. Dan Band Weekend


Event Date: 09/19/2014 - 6:00pm to 09/20/2014 - 6:00pm




Lt. Dan Band Weekend ///September 19-20 This annual, community-bonding event, hosted by the Independence Fund, dedicates itself to raising both awareness and funds for severely wounded veterans. On Friday night, the North Charleston Convention Center hosts a free meet-and-greet from 6-10pm along with live music (by Zero to Never, Ottoman, and Amy Lee Petis), food, and other activities. Then, at 8am on Saturday morning, wake up for a Lt. Dan Warrior Bicycle Ride (also at the North Charleston Convention Center), followed by a free Military Wellness Expo (from 11am-3pm) showcasing adaptive equipment and technology. That night, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band rock the North Charleston Coliseum for the finale at 6pm. Over 200 severely injured Veterans, whose travel is made possible via donations from the Independence Fund, attend the weekend. Pricing for events can be found at the event website: www.ltdanweekend.com Locations vary. Friday & Saturday, times vary. Prices vary, www.ltdanweekend.com

 
Cape Romain Lighthouse Tour

Cape Romain Lighthouse Tour


Event Date: 09/14/2014 - 9:30am to 2:30pm




Coastal Expeditions offers a tour, guided by a local historian, of the 1827 and 1857 lighthouses on Lighthouse Island. The event begins with a slide presentation on the history of the two lighthouses at the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Center. Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center. 5821 Highway 17 North, Awendaw. Sunday, 9:30am-2:30pm. $45. (843)881-4582, www.bullislandferry.com

 
Superstars!

Superstars!


Event Date: 09/14/2014 - 10:00am




Children with special needs and their families are invited to explore and play for free at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry from 10 a.m. until noon. Register now to reserve your spot. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. Sunday, 10am. Free. (843)853-8962, www.expolorecml.org

 
Hole Lot of Fun

Hole Lot of Fun


Event Date: 09/14/2014 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm




September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Chase After a Cure has partnered with Blackbeard's Cove to host a family-friendly event that includes unlimited golf, Go-Karts, jump castles, and a climbing wall. Tickets for the event are $10 and will help raise awareness for childhood cancer. Blackbeard's Cove, 3255 N. Highway 17, Mount Pleasant. Noon-5pm. $10. www.chaseafteracure.com

 
 
Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering

Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering


Event Date: 09/20/2014 - 9:00am




Enjoy a full day of activities and events including impressive athletic competition, Scottish music, dancing, fiddling, Celtic rock bands, and more in celebration of Scottish heritage. Last year, more than 6,000 people from all over the world attended the games that benefit the Scottish Society of Charleston. Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 9am. $18; $15 military/senior; $5 ages six-12; free for child under six. (843)884- 4371, www.charlestonscots.org

 
Beach Sweep/ River Sweep

Beach Sweep/ River Sweep


Event Date: 09/20/2014 - 9:00am




Beach Sweep/River Sweep is the largest one-day litter cleanup of our state’s beaches and waterways. Each year, the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium partners with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to gather volunteers and clear trash from beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps. Pitch in as a site captain or helper, and keep South Carolina clean. Locations vary. Saturday, 9am-noon. Free. (843)953-2078, www.dnr.sc.gov

 
Auditions for King’s Counterpoint

Auditions for King’s Counterpoint


Event Date: 09/20/2014 - 9:30am to 12:00pm




Calling all singers! Charleston’s newest vocal ensemble is holding auditions for their group, which specializes in the performance of sacred and secular music from the Middle Ages through the modern era. This professional troupe is a paid gig with a formal time commitment and planned concerts throughout the season. Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt St. Saturday, 9:30am-noon. (843)297-4804, www.thekingscounterpoint.com

 
Wilderness Explorer Jr. Ranger Program

Wilderness Explorer Jr. Ranger Program


Event Date: 09/20/2014 - 11:00am




This free program teaches kids about local wilderness areas and who inhabited them before us. Included is a short forest walk. Must call the Sewee Center to register. Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center. 5821 Highway 17 North, Awendaw. Saturday, 11am. Free. (843)928-3368, www.fws.gov/seweecenter

 
Crady's Mac n' Cheese Bake Off

Crady's Mac n' Cheese Bake Off


Event Date: 09/20/2014 - 11:00am




To benefit the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Culinary Arts Program, join Crady’s eclectic cuisine as they present this first annual event. Come to taste the cheesy goodness or to enter your own dish, but be sure to come hungry. Downtown Park, corner of 4th and Main Sts., Conway, SC. Saturday, 11am-3pm. $50 corporate, restaurant, nonprofit entry; $25 hometown cook entry; $15 student entry; $1 per tasting. (843)248-3321, www.cradysrestaurant.com

 

 

 
`Cue Camp

`Cue Camp


Event Date: 09/20/2014 - 11:00am




Calling all meat lovers! Chef Jimmy Hagood has received three top-five finishes at the Memphis in May International BBQ Festival, and is bringing his BBQ skills to the Lowcountry for a crash course in meat. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 11am. $35. (843)416-3951, www.southernseason.com

 
Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents Buena Vista

Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents Buena Vista


Event Date: 09/20/2014 - 5:00pm




The Charleston Latin Jazz Collective joins 20-piece big band the Charleston Jazz Orchestra to spice up your Saturday. This annual Latin Night event features two shows in one evening, both paying tribute to the music of legendary Cuban ensemble Buena Vista Social Club. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 5 p.m. & 8 p.m. $40-$25. (843) 641-0011, www.charlestonjazz.com

 
Lt. Dan Weekend 5 Veteran Benefit Concert

Lt. Dan Weekend 5 Veteran Benefit Concert


Event Date: 09/20/2014 - 5:00pm




Check out well-known Forrest Gump star Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band as they perform one of their many benefit concerts for severely wounded veterans. Enjoy some great musical talent while helping a nonprofit, the Independence Fund. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 5pm. $126-$26. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 
The Citadel Bulldogs vs. Charleston Southern

The Citadel Bulldogs vs. Charleston Southern


Event Date: 09/20/2014 - 6:00pm




Get excited about this year’s college football season, and come out to watch as The Citadel Bulldogs take on the Charleston Southern Buccaneers on the latter’s home turf. Buccaneer Field, 9200 University Blvd., North Charleston. Saturday, 6pm. $16; $11 general admission. (843)863-7000, www.csusports.com

 
Goodwill Night at the Theatre

Goodwill Night at the Theatre


Event Date: 09/20/2014 - 7:30pm




In order to benefit the Palmetto Warrior Connection, the Dock Street Theatre and Palmetto Goodwill have partnered to feature Charleston Stage's You Can't Take It With You, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. VIP tickets are available and will include access to a Goodwill trunk show, silent auction, and cocktail reception beginning at 5:30pm. The Palmetto Warrior Connection focuses on developing a proactive relationship with Veterans so as to prevent or mitigate life crisis. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Saturday, 7:30pm. $75 VIP; $45 door and $40 advance. (843)577-7183, www.palmettogoodwill.net

 
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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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"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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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

 
 
The Wood Brothers

The Wood Brothers


Event Date: 09/23/2014 - 7:00pm to 09/24/2014 - 12:00am




After almost 15 years of solo endeavors, sibling duo The Wood Brothers unite, bringing their own experiences to this musical collaboration. The talented pair goes back to their roots, fusing blues, folk, and other styles into their unique sound. This event is for ages 16 and up. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Tuesday & Wednesday, 7pm. $20-$18. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com

 
Moja Arts Festival

Moja Arts Festival


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




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

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North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Christine Bush Roman & Nancy Wyman Ray

North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Christine Bush Roman & Nancy Wyman Ray


Event Date: 09/01/2014 - 9:00am to 09/30/2014 - 5:00pm




Local artist, Christine Bush Roman, presents ”Little Ones,” her collection of abstract works created through acrylic, fabric, ink, pastel, paper, spray paint and other mediums. Nancy Wyman Ray, of Rock Hill, SC, presents “Messages,” her collection of abstract works of ink on paper. The public is invited to attend a free reception hosted by the artists on Thursday, September 4 from 5-7pm. North Charleston City Gallery, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

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Atelier Gallery: Shane Snider

Atelier Gallery: Shane Snider


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 10:00am to 09/30/2014 - 6:00pm




Atelier Gallery hosts Shane Snider as its featured artist for September. Shane's exhibit features an entirely new series of cement and wood sculptures. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 5. Atelier Gallery, 153 King St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)722-5688, www.theateliergalleries.com

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Women Painting Women

Women Painting Women


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 10:00am to 09/30/2014 - 4:00pm




Female artists painted all of the pieces in this exhibit featuring works submitted in a competition juried by fine art consultant Allison Malafronte. The Principle Gallery, 125 Meeting St. Monday-Tuesday,10am-3pm; Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)727-4500, www.priciplegallery.com

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"Vanishing Boundaries"

"Vanishing Boundaries"


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 11:00am to 09/25/2014 - 5:00pm




Robert Lange Studios brings together Mia Bergeron and Sergio Lopez for an artistic duet this fall. Both artists have created 10 new paintings for the show. Bergeron’s collection is centered on life lessons while Lopez is more focused on symbols of beauty; the artists are connected through their intuitive work and bold strokes. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily,11am-5pm. Free. (843)805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com 

 
Inaugural Cornhole Championship

Inaugural Cornhole Championship


Event Date: 09/26/2014 - 12:00am to 09/27/2014 - 12:00pm




Whether you’re a cornhole pro or would rather watch from the stands, this championship is a definite don’t-miss. Tailgating for Troops invites active-duty service men and women, veterans, and competitive and recreational cornhole players from around the country to participate in this two-day event. North Charleston Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston & USS Yorktown, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Friday & Saturday, times vary. $60-$10; free for active duty military. (514)258-1475, www.tailgatingfortroops.com

 
Tri-Kiawah

Tri-Kiawah


Event Date: 09/21/2014 - 7:30am




Sign up for the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Triathlon to test your athletic endurance against a beautiful backdrop. The race, consisting of a 0.7-mile swim, 25.1-mile bike ride, and 6.1-mile run around the island, offers scenic views of gorgeous marshland, maritime forest, and beachfront. Night Heron Park, Kiawah Island Pkwy., Kiawah Island. Sunday, 7:30am. $135-$125. (843)768-2121,
www.kiawahresort.com

 
Open Arts Expo

Open Arts Expo


Event Date: 09/21/2014 - 12:00pm




Held in the beautiful Cistern Yard at the College of Charleston, this annual event brings together artists, singers, writers, storytellers, dancers, and performers from across the Lowcountry and beyond. Last year, more than 1,700 people attended performances and street parades and enjoyed interactive art at the festival organized by the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts. Cistern Yard at the College of Charleston, 66 George St. Sunday, noon-4pm. Free. (843)577-5288, www.artscharleston.org

 
Carolina Green Fair

Carolina Green Fair


Event Date: 09/21/2014 - 12:00pm




Want to learn more ways to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle? Make your way to James Island County Park for a fun-filled day consisting of main stage music, an eco-carnival, eco-fashion show, food vendors, cooking demos, a green style market, exhibitions, artisan stands, and more. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Sunday, noon-5pm. $1 park admission; free for Gold Pass member. (843)513-2655, www.carolinagreenfair.com

 
I'On Series Summer Concert Series

I'On Series Summer Concert Series


Event Date: 09/21/2014 - 7:00pm




CSO Gospel Choir ensemble presents: “The Great Migration: 1915-1930 African American Southern Exodus.” As a part of I’ON Village’s Summer Concert Series, join guest conductor Tony McNeil and the choir in celebrating this incredible story through song. East Cooper Montessori School, 250 Ponsbury Rd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 7pm. $20 adult; $10 student. www.csogospel.com

 
 
 
Cherub with Ghost Beach & Gibbz

Cherub with Ghost Beach & Gibbz


Event Date: 09/24/2014 - 8:00pm to 09/25/2014 - 12:00am




Electro-pop Nashville musicians Cherub, ‘80s-influenced New York duo Ghost Beach, and singer/producer Gibbz come together for an evening of music. Jam to the punk rock/mash-up collaboration for a midweek pick-me-up. This event is for ages16 and up. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Wednesday & Thursday, 8pm. $17-$15. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com

 
Strung Like a Horse

Strung Like a Horse


Event Date: 09/26/2014 - 5:30pm




Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, this alternative band brings their bluegrass tunes to the Lowcountry for a show at Palmetto Brewing Co. They began playing local shows in their hometown, but soon found themselves playing at acclaimed music festivals such as Bonnaroo and opening for musician Sam Bush. Grab a brew and listen to songs such as “Gypsy Jane” and “Glad” as the band rocks out. Palmetto Brewing Co. 289 Huger St. Friday, 5:30pm. Free. (843)937-0903, www.strunglikeahorse.com

 
Leukemia Cup Regatta

Leukemia Cup Regatta


Event Date: 09/27/2014 - 11:00am to 09/28/2014 - 12:00pm




Raise a sail, save a life! Combine the fun of sailing with the importance of raising money for cancer research during the 18th annual iteration of this race. Sign up individually or with a team, and set a donation goal. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday & Sunday, 11am. $50 party ticket; free to register. (803)371-4060, www.leukemiacup.org

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Marrow Donor Registry Drive: Save Lachlan Tannery

Marrow Donor Registry Drive: Save Lachlan Tannery


Event Date: 09/24/2014 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm




Lachlan Tannery is a young boy from Seneca who, over the summer, was diagnosed with JMML (a rare, chronic form of leukemia). The only hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant, but a matching donor for Lachlan has not yet been found -- patients need a matching genetic tissue type rather than a matching blood type. You could be the one to save a life like Lachlan's and a simple cheek swab is all it takes to find out at the Marrow Donor Registry Drive. This drive is seeking 18-44 year olds in good health who are willing to donate to anyone in need and join the Be The Match Registry. Contributions are also accepted, and every dollar raised adds donors to the Registry and saves lives. Wickliffe House, 178 Ashley Ave. Wednesday, 5-7:30pm. (803)543-9034, www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/SaveLachlan

 
Powerful Women Choose to Wear Clothes Designed by Nina McLemore

Powerful Women Choose to Wear Clothes Designed by Nina McLemore


Event Date: 09/24/2014 - 6:00pm




What do Hillary Clinton and PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi have in common apart from being powerful women? They both wear clothes designed by fashion expert Nina McLemore. McLemore will be coming to the Charleston Library Society to present a lecture on the evolution of fashion and the history of the European exchange with the Far East via the Silk Road. Join her for an evening of history and fashion. Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street. Wednesday, 6pm. Free. (843) 723-9912, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org

 
Art of the Sea: Illustrious Fishes with Val Kells

Art of the Sea: Illustrious Fishes with Val Kells


Event Date: 09/24/2014 - 6:30pm




The Gibbes Museum of Art hosts this cocktail lecture with marine science illustrator Val Kells. A longtime contributor to exhibit art at the South Carolina Aquarium, Kells leads guests on a behind-the-scenes tour, focusing on the value of hand drawings in today’s digital world, and gives a presentation on her illustration process from research to final painting. The South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Wednesday, 6:30pm. $30; $20 Gibbes Museum member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
Children's Illustration

Children's Illustration


Event Date: 09/25/2014 - 4:00pm




During this Gibbes Museum event, second- through fifth-grade students join artist Sally Collins in exploring the elements of illustration through drawing, painting, photography, and mixed media to tell a story, create a poem, or express an idea. Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St. Thursday, 4pm. $100; $80 member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
Speaker Series: Doin' the ACE

Speaker Series: Doin' the ACE


Event Date: 09/25/2014 - 6:00pm




The Charleston Library Society presents a speech and discussion by debut novelist Dennis Maxwell. Maxwell’s new book, Doin’ the ACE, tells the story of a jaded soldier-turned-real estate agent in the South Carolina Lowcountry and explores the conflict between high-end development and America’s natural preserves. If you’re into nature, writing, or just good books, then this discussion is for you. Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street. Thursday, 6pm. Free. (843) 723-9912, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org

 
On the Move with the Museum

On the Move with the Museum


Event Date: 09/27/2014 - 9:00am




The Gibbes Museum is set to begin a major renovation, but first, they’re throwing a party. During this once-in-a-lifetime event, guests can explore the 109-year-old institution emptied of all its treasures and learn about its future. Begin the day with yoga, then enjoy art-making opportunities, interactive demos, movies, live music, food truck eats, and more. A ticketed fête begins at 6 p.m., with shag dancing in the Main Gallery and Holy City Brewing suds in the courtyard.  Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (free) & 6-9 p.m. ($35; $25 member). (843) 722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
Fort Moultrie Free Day

Fort Moultrie Free Day


Event Date: 09/27/2014 - 9:00am




Be a tourist in your own town during National Public Lands Day at Fort Moultrie. Park fees are waived so you can enjoy the historic fort and its museum. Fort Moultrie, 1214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. Saturday, 9am-5pm. Free. (843)883-3123, www.comeonovermp.com

 
My Gym Children's Fitness Center Open House

My Gym Children's Fitness Center Open House


Event Date: 09/27/2014 - 9:00am to 12:30pm




My Gym's Charleston location hosts an open house featuring prizes and giveaways, discounts on birthdays and classes, an appearance by Mymo the Mascot, and free samples from Ella's Kitchen and Hyland's. My Gym offers classes incorporating music, dance, games, and more to help children ages six-weeks through 13-years-old to develop physically, cognitively, and emotionally. My Gym Children's Fitness Center, 1113-G Market Center Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 9am-12:30pm. Free. (843)654-4541, www.mygym.com/charleston

 
Miniature Portraits From the Gibbes Collection: "Tokens of Affection"

Miniature Portraits From the Gibbes Collection: "Tokens of Affection"


Event Date: 09/27/2014 - 10:00am




As part of the Insider Art Series, the Gibbes Museum’s curator of collections, Sara Arnold, is offering a special class on the making of miniature portraits. She’ll show originals from the museum’s collection. Artists David and Renee Gillespie will be on hand for a miniatures painting demonstration. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Saturday, 10am-noon. $40; $35 Gibbes or Charleston Museum member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

 
Endangered Species Program

Endangered Species Program


Event Date: 09/27/2014 - 11:00am




This free program informs attendees on both local and international endangered species such as the red wolf, elephants, and turtles. Illegal wildlife products will be displayed to help explain the difference between legal and illegal wildlife items. Must call the Center to register. Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center. 5821 Highway 17 North, Awendaw. Saturday, 11am. Free. (843)928-3368, www.fws.gov/seweecenter

 
Cookbook Signing: “The New Southern Table” with Brys Stephens

Cookbook Signing: “The New Southern Table” with Brys Stephens


Event Date: 09/27/2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm




Birmingham, Alabama native Brys Stephens shares his love of southern ingredients in this debut cookbook that includes over 100 recipes from French, Mediterranean, Asian, and Latin cultures who use elements similar to those in the American South. Meet Stephens and pick up a signed copy of the book at this free event! Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 2-4pm. Free. (843)416-1240, www.southernseason.com

 
Fall Football Beach Game Days

Fall Football Beach Game Days


Event Date: 09/27/2014 - 5:00pm




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

 
Fall Football Beach Game Days

Fall Football Beach Game Days


Event Date: 09/27/2014 - 6:00pm




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

 
Folly Beach Pier Tournament

Folly Beach Pier Tournament


Event Date: 09/27/2014 - 6:00pm




Do you think you can catch the biggest fish? Test your skills, or join the fun as a spectator, at the Folly Beach Pier Fishing Tournament. Enjoy the spectacular views and competitive fishing. Prizes are awarded to the top three biggest fish and a youth angler. Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave., Folly Beach. Saturday, 6am. $15-$5. (843)588-3474, www.ccprc.com

 
Shannon Whitworth & Chatham County Line

Shannon Whitworth & Chatham County Line


Event Date: 09/27/2014 - 7:00pm




A noted musician and the singing voice behind Belk’s latest marketing campaign, Whitworth is stopping in Charleston during her transatlantic tour. Known for her Appalachian roots, she creates a new jazz- and indie rock-influenced vibe in her third and latest album, High Tide. She is joined by contemporary bluegrass band Chatham County Line. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 7pm. $24-$19. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.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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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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North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Christine Bush Roman & Nancy Wyman Ray

North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Christine Bush Roman & Nancy Wyman Ray


Event Date: 09/01/2014 - 9:00am to 09/30/2014 - 5:00pm




Local artist, Christine Bush Roman, presents ”Little Ones,” her collection of abstract works created through acrylic, fabric, ink, pastel, paper, spray paint and other mediums. Nancy Wyman Ray, of Rock Hill, SC, presents “Messages,” her collection of abstract works of ink on paper. The public is invited to attend a free reception hosted by the artists on Thursday, September 4 from 5-7pm. North Charleston City Gallery, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Daily, 9am-5pm. (843)740-5854, www.northcharleston.org

 
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Atelier Gallery: Shane Snider

Atelier Gallery: Shane Snider


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 10:00am to 09/30/2014 - 6:00pm




Atelier Gallery hosts Shane Snider as its featured artist for September. Shane's exhibit features an entirely new series of cement and wood sculptures. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 5. Atelier Gallery, 153 King St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)722-5688, www.theateliergalleries.com

 
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Women Painting Women

Women Painting Women


Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 10:00am to 09/30/2014 - 4:00pm




Female artists painted all of the pieces in this exhibit featuring works submitted in a competition juried by fine art consultant Allison Malafronte. The Principle Gallery, 125 Meeting St. Monday-Tuesday,10am-3pm; Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm. Free. (843)727-4500, www.priciplegallery.com

 
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Moja Arts Festival

Moja Arts Festival


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




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

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Leukemia Cup Regatta

Leukemia Cup Regatta


Event Date: 09/27/2014 - 11:00am to 09/28/2014 - 12:00pm




Raise a sail, save a life! Combine the fun of sailing with the importance of raising money for cancer research during the 18th annual iteration of this race. Sign up individually or with a team, and set a donation goal. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday & Sunday, 11am. $50 party ticket; free to register. (803)371-4060, www.leukemiacup.org

 
 
Yoga Under the Oaks

Yoga Under the Oaks


Event Date: 09/30/2014 - 6:00pm




Practice your poses within Charles Towne Landing’s beautiful avenue of live oaks during beginner-friendly classes led by a rotating lineup of teachers. Afterward, purchase beer, wine, and tasty fare from the Coastal Crust catering truck. Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Tuesday, 6pm. $10. (843)852-4205, www.southcarolinaparks.com

 
Unsung Heroes: African-American Songs and Stories of the Civil War

Unsung Heroes: African-American Songs and Stories of the Civil War


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




As a part of the MOJA Cultural Arts Festival, the Citadel Choir and the NoSeeums Band presents a chorale program to honor the African-American heroes of the Civil War with traditional songs, original compositions by musician Dana Downs, spoken words from relevant texts, and gospel spirituals from the era. Downs performed at the Spoleto Festival 2011, and has been collaborating with the Citadel Fine Arts Department since 2013. Bond Hall Auditorium at the Citadel, 171 Moultrie St. Tuesday, 6:30pm. $10. (843)953-5230, www.citadel.edu

 
Superstars!

Superstars!


Event Date: 09/28/2014 - 10:00am




Children with special needs and their families are invited to explore and play for free at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry from 10 a.m. until noon. Register now to reserve your spot. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. Sunday, 10am. Free. (843)853-8962, www.expolorecml.org

 
Bazaar at the Point

Bazaar at the Point


Event Date: 09/28/2014 - 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

 




UPCOMING EVENTS

09/16/2014 - 6:00pm

Practice your poses within Charles Towne Landing’s beautiful avenue of live oaks during beginner-friendly classes led by a rotating lineup of teachers. Afterward, purchase beer, wine, and tasty fare from the Coastal Crust catering truck. Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Tuesday, 6pm. $10. (843)852-4205, www.southcarolinaparks.com

09/16/2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

As part of their free "Cheese Nights" series, Whole Foods Market (in Mount Pleasant) offers an education on a selection of fall cheeses that especially lend themselves to grilling. Attendees learn—via both taste and instruction—what happens when the selected foods are heated. Highlights include Le Gruyère Reserve, Halloumi from Cyprus, and Berliner Der Käse. Whole Foods Market, 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Tuesday, 6-7:30pm. Free. (843)971-7240, www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/charleston

09/16/2014 - 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 per plate. (843)769-5444.

09/18/2014 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the Third Annual Drive Away Childhood Cancer tournament at Patriots Point Links includes awards, a silent auction, lunch by Home Team BBQ, and an evening reception. Registration and lunch begins at 11a.m., and there is a Shotgun Start at 12p.m. Patriots Point Links, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. 11am-5pm. $400 foursome; $125 individual. www.chaseafteracure.com

09/18/2014 - 11:30am

Enjoy an elegant evening with the Ronald McDonald House at Alhambra Hall in Old Village Mount Pleasant. Guests can dine on fare from Tristan Catering and Callie’s Biscuits while bidding in a silent auction on more than 60 new, previously owned, and vintage handbags full of surprise gifts ranging from mani/pedi certificates to a weekend at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island. Don’t miss the special guest appearance of New York fashion designer Kevin Hall. Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 11:30am. $50. (843)723-7957, www.wearredshoes.com/events

09/18/2014 - 4:00pm

James Island County Park is hosting a special event for man’s best friend. After a long day of work, you and your pooch can join other dog-lovers and their pets for Yappy Hour. Stroll through the park, enjoy tasty beverages, and listen to live music by Big John Belly. The event is free with the purchase of a park ticket. Sit. Stay. Enjoy the evening. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Thursday, 4:00pm-sunset. Free with purchase of park ticket. (843) 795-4386, www.CharlestonCountyParks.com

09/18/2014 - 4:00pm

During this Gibbes Museum event, second- through fifth-grade students join artist Sally Collins in exploring the elements of illustration through drawing, painting, photography, and mixed media to tell a story, create a poem, or express an idea. Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St. Thursday, 4pm. $100; $80 member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

09/18/2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Join the action when the lake at James Island County Park becomes the setting for an exciting opportunity to hone your SUP talents, intended for all skill levels. Designed to simplify the ground rules for this fairly new activity, promote uniformity in equipment standards (hence, the One Design moniker), and put the focus on fun, the Challenge requires the use of the BIC 12.6 Wing paddleboard, which can be provided by the park. Perks of participation include the possibility of qualifying for the event’s World Championship in Puerto Rico and entering a national drawing for a new board. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm. $6 Non-Resident; $5 Charleston County Resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

09/18/2014 - 7:00pm

An alternative rock band hailing from Seneca, South Carolina, NEEDTOBREATHE saw its most recent album, Rivers in the Wasteland, debut at number three on the Billboard charts. The trio has received numerous accolades at the GMA Dove Awards for its outstanding contribution to Christian music. Texas duo The Oh Hellos kicks off the concert. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday, 7pm. $50-$35. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

09/18/2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Be the first to learn the winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art sponsored by Society 1858, an auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum comprised of young professionals who provide social and educational programs for up-and-coming art patrons. The recipient will be chosen from seven finalists representing states throughout the Southeast. Vendue Inn is hosting the unveiling, as well as providing hor d'oeuvres and a complimentary glass of wine or beer. Vendue Inn, 19 Vendue Range. Thursday, 7-9pm. $20 non-member; $15 member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org

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