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

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


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




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

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

 

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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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"Worthless Matter"

"Worthless Matter"


Event Date: 05/16/2014 - 10:00am to 06/28/2014 - 6:00pm




Through her drawings, sculptures, and installations, artist Hollis Hammonds explores consumerist culture by examining accumulation, hoarding, and collecting. When she survived a house fire in her teens, the remaining piles of burnt keepsakes represented to her the worthlessness of superficial possessions. Today, her post-apocalyptic illustrations deal with memory, material consumption, waste, catastrophe, and superficial loss. 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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Doo Wops and Beauty Shops

Doo Wops and Beauty Shops


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




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

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My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel


Event Date: 05/22/2014 - 8:00pm to 06/08/2014 - 3:30pm




Philip Ashley’s wealthy guardian dies unexpectedly, and he’s suspicious of his cousin’s widow, Rachel. While investigating, Philip falls madly in love with her and must decide if she is a grieving widow or a conniving murderer. See what happens in the humorous whodunit melodrama put on by Dublin’s Gate Theatre as part of this year’s Spoleto Festival USA. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Days & times vary. $105-$35. (843)579-3100, www.spoletousa.org

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Piccolo Spoleto 2014 Juried Outdoor Art Exhibition

Piccolo Spoleto 2014 Juried Outdoor Art Exhibition


Event Date: 05/23/2014 - 10:00am to 06/07/2014 - 6:00pm




Make your way to Marion Square any day during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival to view the works of award-winning South Carolina artists. Marion Square, 329 Meeting St. Monday-Thursday, 10am-5pm; Friday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)724-7305, www.piccolospoleto.com

 
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The Three Muskateers

The Three Muskateers


Event Date: 05/23/2014 - 8:00pm to 06/08/2014 - 3:00pm




Join Porthos, Athos, and Aramis for the adventure of a lifetime in this adaptation of The Three Muskateers by Flowertown Players' own Jason Olson. Fight evil with the best and learn the meaning of "all for one and one for all" this month at the historic James F. Dean Theatre in Summerville. James F. Dean Theatre, 133 S Main St., Summerville. Thursday-Friday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm.. (843)875-9251, www.flowertownplayers.org

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“InstrumentHead” by Michael Weintrob

“InstrumentHead” by Michael Weintrob


Event Date: 05/30/2014 - 11:00am to 06/08/2014 - 11:00pm




Look for quirky portraits of musicians—from Bootsy Collins (above), Scott Avett, and Derek Trucks to local band Sol Driven Train—to fill King Dusko during Spoleto. New York photographer Michael Weintrob is creating a pop-up gallery with 25 giclee prints from his “InstrumentHead” series, which shows artists’ faces concealed by their instruments. Parties with live music kick off and close the exhibit on May 30 and June 8. King Dusko, 451 King St. Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Free. (646) 705-6538, michaelweintrob.com/instrumenthead

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Charleston Jazz Orchestra

Charleston Jazz Orchestra


Event Date: 05/30/2014 - 8:00pm to 06/01/2014 - 2:00pm




Charleston Jazz Orchestra presents this series of concerts as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Works of composers Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington and William James Basie make up two of the performances, followed by a family jazz night Sunday appropriate for all ages. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 8pm;Sunday, 2pm. $40-$11. (843) 853-2252,www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
“FIDEL & CHE’S CUBA: A REVOLUTION IN PICTURES”

“FIDEL & CHE’S CUBA: A REVOLUTION IN PICTURES”


Event Date: 06/02/2014 - 11:00am to 06/30/2014 - 7:00pm




This compelling exhibit celebrates photojournalists’ images of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. See the important role photography played in capturing and encouraging the movement, and observe key moments such as the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Featured artists include Cuban greats such as Alberto Korda, Roberto Salas, Osvaldo Salas, Raul Corrales, and more. Rebekah Jacob Gallery, 502 King St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)697-5471,
www.rebekahjacobgallery.com

 

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DORRANCE DANCE

DORRANCE DANCE


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 12:00am to 06/08/2014 - 12:00pm




This innovative dance company recently received a Bessie Award (the dance world’s version of the Grammy) for its performances, which push beyond the traditional boundaries of tap. It brings two highly anticipated shows to this year’s Spoleto Festival USA: in “SOUNDspace,” dancers use the sounds from their tap shoes as music; in “Delta to Dusk,” they explore different blues styles, including country and indie rock. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Days & times vary. $75-$25. (843)579-3100, www.spoletousa.org

 

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“LOST & FOUND”

“LOST & FOUND”


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 10:00am to 06/30/2014 - 5:00pm




Inspired by light, air, weather, and reflection, Charleston native Karen Weihs turns out abstract paintings and impressionistic landscapes. The artist debuts a year’s worth of works at this show, which runs for the entire month of June. Visitors are invited to attend an opening reception on Friday, June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

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Carolina's Cornhole Tour

Carolina's Cornhole Tour


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




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

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PICCOLO SPOLETO SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES

PICCOLO SPOLETO SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES


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




Wind down from a long day of cultural immersion during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival with poetry. No tickets, no advance seating; just walk in and enjoy readings by one of 10 featured poets, including Pushcart Prize nominee Jim Natal, who reads on June 6. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Monday-Friday, 6:30pm. Free. (843)577-7183, www.poetrysocietysc.org

 
 
Gadsden Street Fire Relief Party

Gadsden Street Fire Relief Party


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 4:00pm




To help rebuild the lives of couple Katie Seley and Robert Gibb who lost their home and all belongings in a fire, Twenty Six Divine is pulling the community together to throw a party to raise funds. Guests can enjoy Chef Enan’s delectable dishes, Chef Jenn’s pastries, libations from The Recovery Room, music by Moonlight Ale, and art by Alicia Penn. All proceeds will go to the couple, and gift certificates and donations are also appreciated. Twenty Six Divine, 682 King Street. Sunday, 4-8pm. $20. (843) 297-8118, www.twentysixdivine.com

 
Sunday Wine Supper With David McCarus

Sunday Wine Supper With David McCarus


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 6:00pm




Celebrate the beginning of summer and join David McCarus for Sunday Wine Supper featuring Friulian inspired California Wines. The four-course menu will be served family style and each course will be paired with a different white, one of which has never been tasted by the public before. Be sure to reserve a spot soon because there are only 40 seats available. The Park Café, 730 Rutledge Ave. Sunday, 6pm. $80. (843) 410-1070, www.theparkcafechs.com

 
Kate & Sam are Not Breaking Up

Kate & Sam are Not Breaking Up


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 7:00pm




Hollywood’s hottest young couple and fantasy film franchise stars have decided to split up for good, however the press and the public do not take their breakup so well. One super fan decides to take the matter into his own hands, kidnapping the couple and holding them hostage until they get back together. Hilarity and insanity ensues in this terrifying and sometimes bloody comedy as What If? Productions take audiences on a wild ride. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84½ Society St. Saturday and Thursday 7:30pm, Friday 9pm, Sunday 7pm. $20 adults, $15 students. (704) 996-7037, www.piccolospoleto.com

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

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


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




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

 

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ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD

ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD


Event Date: 06/02/2014 - 12:00pm




JUNE 2, 4, & 6
Based on a true story, playwright George Brant’s tragedy chronicles the collision of a small, struggling circus with a tiny town in Tennessee. This show takes place during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and highlights the talents of students, faculty, and alumni of the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Theatre 220, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. Days & times vary. $16; $13 student/senior. (843)953-6306, www.theatre.cofc.edu

 

 
YOSUP

YOSUP


Event Date: 06/03/2014 - 6:30am to 06/26/2014 - 6:30am




Try out the beginner-friendly yoSup class, which combines the practice of yoga with stand-up paddleboarding. Throughout the month of June, attend this series of sessions on the lake at James Island County Park, where the waters are calm and inviting for those new to the sport. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30am. $78; $65 Charleston County resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 

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“WORTHLESS MATTER”

“WORTHLESS MATTER”


Event Date: 06/03/2014 - 10:00am to 06/28/2014 - 5:00pm




Through her drawings, sculptures, and installations, artist Hollis Hammonds explores consumerist culture by examining accumulation, hoarding, and collecting. When she survived a house fire in her teens, the remaining piles of burnt keepsakes represented to her the worthlessness of superficial possessions. Today, her post-apocalyptic illustrations deal with memory, material consumption, waste, catastrophe, and superficial loss. 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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Firebird

Firebird


Event Date: 06/03/2014 - 7:00pm to 06/04/2014 - 7:00pm




Spend the evening with the mythical Firebird and Prince Ivan in this presentation by the Charleston City Ballet. Watch as they fight the evil sorcerer to liberate a beautiful princess by breaking the curse of her stone heart. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Tuesday andWednesday, Doors 6pm; 7pm. $28-$26; $15, child. (843) 853-2252www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
BLUES & BBQ HARBOR CRUISE

BLUES & BBQ HARBOR CRUISE


Event Date: 06/05/2014 - 7:00pm to 06/26/2014 - 9:00pm




All aboard the Carolina Queen for the Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise! Each Thursday throughout the summer and fall, guests are invited to cruise around Charleston Harbor while indulging in a delicious buffet from Home Team BBQ, a cash bar, and live music by the Shrimp City Slim Band. Charleston City Marina, 17 Lockwood Dr. Thursday, 7-9pm. $42.95. (843)722-1112,
www.charlestonharbortours.com

 

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BENG: Business Executives Networking Group

BENG: Business Executives Networking Group


Event Date: 06/03/2014 - 5:00pm




Experience an incredibly unique networking opportunity with this new organization. You can meet peers from various disciplines, share business opportunities, and discuss professional career leads. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month. Berkeley County Library, 2301 Daniel Island Dr. Tuesday, 5-6:30pm. Free. (843) 471-2952, www.thebeng.org

 
Salute to Seeger

Salute to Seeger


Event Date: 06/03/2014 - 6:00pm




Join the all-star line-up of Charleston’s folky finest for their Piccolo Spoleto debut as Uned!ted’s Laura Ball leads a sing-a-long in honor of the late, great Pete Seeger. Come commemorate and celebrate the music and influence of Seeger's folk legacy. City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A. Tuesday, 6pm. $16. (866) 811-4111, www.piccolospoleto.com

 
YOGA UNDER THE OAKS

YOGA UNDER THE OAKS


Event Date: 06/03/2014 - 6:00pm




JUNE 3 & 17
Indulge your inner yogi and enjoy the beautiful springtime weather in the peaceful park at Charles Towne Landing. Classes welcome guests of all levels and are followed by a happy hour reception where you can purchase food and beverages from Coastal Crust. Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Tuesday, 6pm class; 7pm reception. $10. (843)556-6871, www.southcarolinaparks.com

 

 
The Testament of Mary

The Testament of Mary


Event Date: 06/03/2014 - 7:30pm




The Testament of Mary is a lyrical and human portrait of a mother still awash in her grief and trying to come to terms with the meteoric rise to fame, and devastating and complex loss of her son. A 2013 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee for best play, this story is based on the award-winning novella by Colm Toibin. Sharon Graci stars as Mary in the regional premiere directed by Erin Wilson. Pure Theatre, 477 King St. Days & times vary. $26. (843) 724-7305, www.piccolospoleto.com

 
CHOP, SHOP & DINE

CHOP, SHOP & DINE


Event Date: 06/04/2014 - 9:30am to 06/25/2014 - 1:30pm




Jump aboard this vintage-style trolley, which picks up guests at the Charleston or Mount Pleasant Visitors Centers, and take a ride to Southern Season for a food lover’s adventure. Tour-goers look on as culinary experts demonstrate classic Southern recipes, then enjoy lunch and shopping before being chauffeured back to the visitors center in style. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesday, 9:30am-1:30pm. $45. (800)979-3370,
www.lowcountrylooptrolley.com

 

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SPRING WEDNESDAY WINE STROLLS

SPRING WEDNESDAY WINE STROLLS


Event Date: 06/04/2014 - 6:00pm to 06/25/2014 - 8:00pm




Sample Old and New World wine vintages while strolling through the elegant gardens of Middleton Place amid the blooming hydrangeas and magnolias. The stroll takes place in a different garden each week, offering guests a new adventure with each visit. Extend your trip with dinner at the Middleton Place Restaurant, known for its traditional Lowcountry plantation fare. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Wednesday, 6-8pm. $25; $20 online; $5 discount for member. (843)556-6020,
www.middletonplace.org

 

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Zentangle Basics Class for Adults

Zentangle Basics Class for Adults


Event Date: 06/04/2014 - 1:30pm




Learn a new skill this summer by creating beautiful images from structured patterns. This intro level class will allow you to relax, have fun, increase focus, and reduce stress. Certified Zentangle teacher Caren Mlot will assist you in learning the unique craft. Hobby Lobby, 2165 Tea Planter Lane, Mount Pleasant. Wednesday, 1:30pm-4pm. $35. (843) 849-0641, www.tanglemania.com/classes

 
LUCINDA WILLIAMS

LUCINDA WILLIAMS


Event Date: 06/04/2014 - 8:00pm




This Grammy Award winner brings her blues-, country-, and rock-infused repertoire to town for Spoleto Festival USA. A lauded songwriter who transcends any one genre, she pens and performs hits such as “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” and “Passionate Kisses.” TD Arena at College of Charleston, 301 Meeting St. Wednesday, 8pm. $75-$30. (843)579-3100, www.spoletousa.org

 
RACE THE LANDING

RACE THE LANDING


Event Date: 06/05/2014 - 6:15pm




JUNE 5 & 12
Get your heart pounding at these kid-friendly mid-week runs, part of a series of summer races at Charles Towne Landing. Post-race, stick around to watch the awards ceremony and enjoy food and drink, live music, and door prizes. Proceeds go to Friends of Charles Towne Landing, an organization dedicated to the preservation of South Carolina’s birthplace. Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Thursday, 6:15pm kids race, 7pm adult run. $35-$30; $12-$10 child under 11. (843)224-7878, www.racethelanding.com

 

 
Soiree on the Sea

Soiree on the Sea


Event Date: 06/05/2014 - 6:30pm




As a fundraiser for Charleston Community Sailing, enjoy an evening of cruising the harbor while indulging in live music, hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, and a cash bar. You can learn about new initiatives and help out this local organization. Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St. Thursday, 6:30pm. $50 person; $90 couple. (843) 607-4890, www.charlestoncommunitysailing.org

 
Daniel Island 5K Happy Hour Series

Daniel Island 5K Happy Hour Series


Event Date: 06/05/2014 - 6:30pm




Kick the mid-week blues and spend Thursday evenings running along the waterfront on tree-lined trails. Arrive early to shop the Daniel Island farmers market and stick around for the post-race after parties, held at rotating area watering holes. Locations vary. Thursday, 6:30pm. $20, $15 advance. www.onshoreracing.org

 
Kate & Sam are Not Breaking Up

Kate & Sam are Not Breaking Up


Event Date: 06/05/2014 - 7:30pm




Hollywood’s hottest young couple and fantasy film franchise stars have decided to split up for good, however the press and the public do not take their breakup so well. One super fan decides to take the matter into his own hands, kidnapping the couple and holding them hostage until they get back together. Hilarity and insanity ensues in this terrifying and sometimes bloody comedy as What If? Productions take audiences on a wild ride. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84½ Society St. Saturday and Thursday 7:30pm, Friday 9pm, Sunday 7pm. $20 adults, $15 students. (704) 996-7037, www.piccolospoleto.com

 
The Testament of Mary

The Testament of Mary


Event Date: 06/05/2014 - 7:30pm




The Testament of Mary is a lyrical and human portrait of a mother still awash in her grief and trying to come to terms with the meteoric rise to fame, and devastating and complex loss of her son. A 2013 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee for best play, this story is based on the award-winning novella by Colm Toibin. Sharon Graci stars as Mary in the regional premiere directed by Erin Wilson. Pure Theatre, 477 King St. Days & times vary. $26. (843) 724-7305, www.piccolospoleto.com

 
Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill

Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill


Event Date: 06/05/2014 - 8:30pm




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

 
SWEETGRASS CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL

SWEETGRASS CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL


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




Celebrate Charleston’s Gullah history at this annual event, which boasts authentic Gullah-Geechee cuisine, a fashion show, dance performances, live music, and educational seminars. Sweetgrass basket displays and basket-making demos round out the offerings.  Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Friday & Saturday, times vary. Free. (843)856-9732, www.sweetgrassfestival.org

 

 
“SUN & SHADOWS: SPIRITS OF THE DAY & NIGHT”

“SUN & SHADOWS: SPIRITS OF THE DAY & NIGHT”


Event Date: 06/06/2014 - 10:00am to 06/30/2014 - 6:00pm




Judy Fuller shows her newest paintings, which depict the sun at different times of the day. She also imagines “spirit night dancers” to express the shadows of the night. Join the artist for an opening night reception on June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad St. Daily, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)723-0303 www.marymartinart.com

 

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Charity Knife Sharpening Event

Charity Knife Sharpening Event


Event Date: 06/06/2014 - 10:00am to 06/08/2014 - 5:00pm




Stop by The Coastal Cupboard and get your knives professionally sharpened for just $1 per knife. Every dollar raised benefits the local charity Lowcountry Local First to help in their local food-sustaining missions. Guests are also invited to enjoy free food from the Big Green Egg, Doc Crombie’s BBQ, and Nespresso while they shop and wait on their knives. The Coastal Cupboard, 644 J Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant. Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm. $1 per knife. (843) 856-4321, www.thecoastalcupboard.com

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KAREN LARSON TURNER

KAREN LARSON TURNER


Event Date: 06/06/2014 - 1:00pm to 06/07/2014 - 6:00pm




Karen Larson Turner, whose works hang on the grand staircases in The Sanctuary Hotel, is well known for her oil paintings of picturesque Kiawah Island landscapes. The Wells Gallery offers the unique opportunity to observe Turner in action as she paints in the gallery. Stop by to see how her vivid, colorful images come to life. Wells Gallery, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Friday & Saturday, 1-6pm. (843)576-1290, www.wellsgallery.com

 

 
The Testament of Mary

The Testament of Mary


Event Date: 06/06/2014 - 5:00pm




The Testament of Mary is a lyrical and human portrait of a mother still awash in her grief and trying to come to terms with the meteoric rise to fame, and devastating and complex loss of her son. A 2013 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee for best play, this story is based on the award-winning novella by Colm Toibin. Sharon Graci stars as Mary in the regional premiere directed by Erin Wilson. Pure Theatre, 477 King St. Days & times vary. $26. (843) 724-7305, www.piccolospoleto.com

 
Sun and Shadows

Sun and Shadows


Event Date: 06/06/2014 - 5:00pm




Feeling the call of her Ojibwe American Indian heritage, artist Judy Fuller has added a new twist to her work with vibrant and expressionistic paintings depicting spirit night dancer stories. While she remains one of Southeast’s foremost artists with her breathtaking paintings of the Lowcountry landscape, this new body of works helps to reinforce her depth, talent, and passion as an artist. Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad St. Friday 5-8pm. Free. (843) 723-0303, www.marymartinart.com

 
Dorothea Benton Frank Author Happy Hour

Dorothea Benton Frank Author Happy Hour


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




Meet The New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank and celebrate her latest novel The Hurricane Sisters. Guests enjoy a talk from the author followed by a happy hour. This event is presented by Blue Bicycle Books and all tickets include a signed copy of The Hurricane Sisters. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 5:30pm. $30. (843) 853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Party at the Point

Party at the Point


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




Charleston’s most scenic happy hour concert series is back for it’s 14th run.  Local bands entertain the crowd as the sun goes down over the harbor every Friday evening. This week, Sol Driven Train and Fowlers Mustache take the stage. Be sure to come early, as the popular $3 drafts at the bar (cash-only) go quickly. Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 5:30-9:30. $7-$5. (843)284-0039charlestonpartyatthepoint.com

 
The Hurricane Sisters Book Release

The Hurricane Sisters Book Release


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




Dorothea Benton Frank of Sullivan’s Island releases her new book The Hurricane Sisters, which follows three generations of Lowcountry women through a tumultuous storm season riddled with secrets, disappointments, and longings. Spend a day downtown at The Charleston Music Hall to support this local bestselling author. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street. Friday, 5:30pm. $30. (843) 722-2666, www.bluebicyclebooks.com

 
MUSIC ON THE GREEN

MUSIC ON THE GREEN


Event Date: 06/06/2014 - 6:00pm




JUNE 6, 13, 20, & 27
What could be better than a summer night spent with friends and family, relaxing on blankets and listening to local live music? Freshfields Village presents the ninth iteration of this annual series, held on Friday evenings throughout the season. Shelly Waters is slated to perform on June 6, Chris Crosby Group on June 13, Coconut Groove Band on June 20, and Rubberband on June 27. Freshfields Village, 149 Village Green Ln., John's Island. Friday, 6pm. Free. (843)768-6491,
www.freshfieldsvillage.com

 

 
FLOPPIN’ FLOUNDER 5K

FLOPPIN’ FLOUNDER 5K


Event Date: 06/07/2014 - 8:00am




For 23 years, Sullivan’s Island has hosted this race in partnership with the Charleston Running Club and Sullivan’s Island Fire and Rescue Department. Run or walk the length of the island, then cool down and relax on the beach. Find the starting line at Sullivan’s Island Fish Fry Shack. Sullivan’s Island Fish Fry Shack, Middle St. & Station 15, Sullivan’s Island. Saturday, 8am. $35-$25.
www.charlestonrunningclub.com

 

 
World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day


Event Date: 06/07/2014 - 9:00am




What could be a better way to celebrate World Oceans Day than a trip to North America’s tallest tank? The South Carolina Aquarium hosts sharks, amberjacks, a loggerhead sea turtle, and more in this educational attraction that features daily dive shows. Other activities at the aquarium include animal encounters, a Madagascar exhibit, and a sea turtle hospital. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Saturday, 9am-5pm. $24.95, $14.95 child under 13. (843)577-3474, www.scaquarium.org

 
SAND SCULPTING CONTEST

SAND SCULPTING CONTEST


Event Date: 06/07/2014 - 9:00am




Try your hand at creating a sand sculpture as part of this year’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Awards are given in categories such as most creative and best architectural structure, with separate categories for children, young adults, and families. Front Beach, Ocean Avenue, Isle of Palms. Saturday, 9am. Free. (843)886-8294, www.iop.net/recreation

 

 
Mixson Farmer's Market

Mixson Farmer's Market


Event Date: 06/07/2014 - 10:00am




Park Circle natives craving fresh seasonal produce don't need to head far from home this summer, as Mixson Market and GrowFood Carolina bring local goods to this vibrant neighborhood every Saturday morning. Over 50 local vendors dole out fresh fruits, veggies, and other goods, while live musicians entertain the crowd. Mixson Market, 4338 McCarthy St., North Charleston. Saturday, 10am-3pm. Free. (843)471-2850, find Mixson Farmer’s Market on Facebook

 
Makin’ Paper and learning the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle)

Makin’ Paper and learning the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle)


Event Date: 06/07/2014 - 11:00am




During this free workshop, kids learn not only how to make paper, but also the importance of recycling. Start educating your children early on bettering the environment by registering for this program. Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center, 5821 Highway 17 North, Awendaw. Saturday, 11am. Free. (843) 928-3368, www.fws.gov/seweecenter

 
Quarterly Cocktail Class: Summertime Drinks

Quarterly Cocktail Class: Summertime Drinks


Event Date: 06/07/2014 - 12:00pm




Don’t miss this specialty class on how to craft refreshing summertime beverages. Wow your friends and show them your bartending skills as you learn to make three cocktails all perfect for the beach, boat, or bbq. Call to reserve your spot, as space is limited. The Cocktail Club, 479 King Street. Saturday, 12-2pm. $25. (843) 724-9411,www.thecocktailclubcharleston.com

 
Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary

Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary


Event Date: 06/07/2014 - 5:00pm




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

 
Kate & Sam are Not Breaking Up

Kate & Sam are Not Breaking Up


Event Date: 06/07/2014 - 7:30pm




Hollywood’s hottest young couple and fantasy film franchise stars have decided to split up for good, however the press and the public do not take their breakup so well. One super fan decides to take the matter into his own hands, kidnapping the couple and holding them hostage until they get back together. Hilarity and insanity ensues in this terrifying and sometimes bloody comedy as What If? Productions take audiences on a wild ride. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84½ Society St. Saturday and Thursday 7:30pm, Friday 9pm, Sunday 7pm. $20 adults, $15 students. (704) 996-7037, www.piccolospoleto.com

 
Pillage & Plunder, Magic Camp, and Caroline de Golian at Tin Roof

Pillage & Plunder, Magic Camp, and Caroline de Golian at Tin Roof


Event Date: 06/07/2014 - 8:00pm




Join three-piece art rock band Pillage & Plunder hailing from Atlanta, local rock band Magic Camp, and local singer-songwriter Caroline de Golian for an enjoyable evening of tunes at the Tin Roof. Must be 21 or older. Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Road. Saturday, 8pm. $5. (843) 571-0775, www.reverbnation.com

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

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


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




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

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

 

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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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"Worthless Matter"

"Worthless Matter"


Event Date: 05/16/2014 - 10:00am to 06/28/2014 - 6:00pm




Through her drawings, sculptures, and installations, artist Hollis Hammonds explores consumerist culture by examining accumulation, hoarding, and collecting. When she survived a house fire in her teens, the remaining piles of burnt keepsakes represented to her the worthlessness of superficial possessions. Today, her post-apocalyptic illustrations deal with memory, material consumption, waste, catastrophe, and superficial loss. 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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Doo Wops and Beauty Shops

Doo Wops and Beauty Shops


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




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

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My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel


Event Date: 05/22/2014 - 8:00pm to 06/08/2014 - 3:30pm




Philip Ashley’s wealthy guardian dies unexpectedly, and he’s suspicious of his cousin’s widow, Rachel. While investigating, Philip falls madly in love with her and must decide if she is a grieving widow or a conniving murderer. See what happens in the humorous whodunit melodrama put on by Dublin’s Gate Theatre as part of this year’s Spoleto Festival USA. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Days & times vary. $105-$35. (843)579-3100, www.spoletousa.org

 
 
 
 
HAT SUMMER BOOK SALE

HAT SUMMER BOOK SALE


Event Date: 06/12/2014 - 12:00am to 06/15/2014 - 12:00pm




Pick up some beach reads at the Charleston Friends of the Library’s weekend-long book sale. With prices starting at 50 cents and a variety of genres represented, this sale boasts something for most every bookworm. Proceeds help fund the community programs hosted at the library each year. Members get a sneak peek of the offerings on Thursday, and the sale opens to the public on Friday. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Thursday-Sunday, times vary. Free. (843)805-6882, www.charlestonlibraryfriends.org

 

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The Three Muskateers

The Three Muskateers


Event Date: 05/23/2014 - 8:00pm to 06/08/2014 - 3:00pm




Join Porthos, Athos, and Aramis for the adventure of a lifetime in this adaptation of The Three Muskateers by Flowertown Players' own Jason Olson. Fight evil with the best and learn the meaning of "all for one and one for all" this month at the historic James F. Dean Theatre in Summerville. James F. Dean Theatre, 133 S Main St., Summerville. Thursday-Friday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm.. (843)875-9251, www.flowertownplayers.org

 
 
 
 
Charleston CARIFEST

Charleston CARIFEST


Event Date: 06/12/2014 - 12:00am to 06/15/2014 - 12:00pm




Masqueraders don masks and costumes, then parade from Wragg Square to Brittlebank Park during one of the exciting events at this year’s Charleston Carifest, a four-day celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month. Along with the parade, the festival features an opening symposium to share information about this year’s featured country, Puerto Rico; a Masquerade Fete; and an All White After Party that benefits the Children’s Steel Band Project, a program that offers music instruction for all ages. Brittlebank Park, 181 Lockwood Dr. Thursday-Sunday, times & prices vary. (843)557-6258, www.charlestoncarifest.com

 

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“InstrumentHead” by Michael Weintrob

“InstrumentHead” by Michael Weintrob


Event Date: 05/30/2014 - 11:00am to 06/08/2014 - 11:00pm




Look for quirky portraits of musicians—from Bootsy Collins (above), Scott Avett, and Derek Trucks to local band Sol Driven Train—to fill King Dusko during Spoleto. New York photographer Michael Weintrob is creating a pop-up gallery with 25 giclee prints from his “InstrumentHead” series, which shows artists’ faces concealed by their instruments. Parties with live music kick off and close the exhibit on May 30 and June 8. King Dusko, 451 King St. Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Free. (646) 705-6538, michaelweintrob.com/instrumenthead

 
 
 
 
 
“CONTRAST”

“CONTRAST”


Event Date: 06/13/2014 - 10:00am to 06/27/2014 - 5:00pm




When it comes to art, contrast can add visual interest and drama—think of how impactful it can be to juxtapose light versus dark colors or smooth versus rough textures. For this group show, eight artists, including Tim Hussey and Amanda Norman, spent time separately creating works around this common theme. Join them for an opening night reception on June 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. The George Gallery, 50 Bogard St. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

 

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DORRANCE DANCE

DORRANCE DANCE


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 12:00am to 06/08/2014 - 12:00pm




This innovative dance company recently received a Bessie Award (the dance world’s version of the Grammy) for its performances, which push beyond the traditional boundaries of tap. It brings two highly anticipated shows to this year’s Spoleto Festival USA: in “SOUNDspace,” dancers use the sounds from their tap shoes as music; in “Delta to Dusk,” they explore different blues styles, including country and indie rock. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Days & times vary. $75-$25. (843)579-3100, www.spoletousa.org

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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“LOST & FOUND”

“LOST & FOUND”


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 10:00am to 06/30/2014 - 5:00pm




Inspired by light, air, weather, and reflection, Charleston native Karen Weihs turns out abstract paintings and impressionistic landscapes. The artist debuts a year’s worth of works at this show, which runs for the entire month of June. Visitors are invited to attend an opening reception on Friday, June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

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Carolina's Cornhole Tour

Carolina's Cornhole Tour


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




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

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“FIDEL & CHE’S CUBA: A REVOLUTION IN PICTURES”

“FIDEL & CHE’S CUBA: A REVOLUTION IN PICTURES”


Event Date: 06/02/2014 - 11:00am to 06/30/2014 - 7:00pm




This compelling exhibit celebrates photojournalists’ images of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. See the important role photography played in capturing and encouraging the movement, and observe key moments such as the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Featured artists include Cuban greats such as Alberto Korda, Roberto Salas, Osvaldo Salas, Raul Corrales, and more. Rebekah Jacob Gallery, 502 King St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)697-5471,
www.rebekahjacobgallery.com

 

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

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


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




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

 

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YOSUP

YOSUP


Event Date: 06/03/2014 - 6:30am to 06/26/2014 - 6:30am




Try out the beginner-friendly yoSup class, which combines the practice of yoga with stand-up paddleboarding. Throughout the month of June, attend this series of sessions on the lake at James Island County Park, where the waters are calm and inviting for those new to the sport. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30am. $78; $65 Charleston County resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 

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“WORTHLESS MATTER”

“WORTHLESS MATTER”


Event Date: 06/03/2014 - 10:00am to 06/28/2014 - 5:00pm




Through her drawings, sculptures, and installations, artist Hollis Hammonds explores consumerist culture by examining accumulation, hoarding, and collecting. When she survived a house fire in her teens, the remaining piles of burnt keepsakes represented to her the worthlessness of superficial possessions. Today, her post-apocalyptic illustrations deal with memory, material consumption, waste, catastrophe, and superficial loss. 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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CHOP, SHOP & DINE

CHOP, SHOP & DINE


Event Date: 06/04/2014 - 9:30am to 06/25/2014 - 1:30pm




Jump aboard this vintage-style trolley, which picks up guests at the Charleston or Mount Pleasant Visitors Centers, and take a ride to Southern Season for a food lover’s adventure. Tour-goers look on as culinary experts demonstrate classic Southern recipes, then enjoy lunch and shopping before being chauffeured back to the visitors center in style. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesday, 9:30am-1:30pm. $45. (800)979-3370,
www.lowcountrylooptrolley.com

 

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SPRING WEDNESDAY WINE STROLLS

SPRING WEDNESDAY WINE STROLLS


Event Date: 06/04/2014 - 6:00pm to 06/25/2014 - 8:00pm




Sample Old and New World wine vintages while strolling through the elegant gardens of Middleton Place amid the blooming hydrangeas and magnolias. The stroll takes place in a different garden each week, offering guests a new adventure with each visit. Extend your trip with dinner at the Middleton Place Restaurant, known for its traditional Lowcountry plantation fare. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Wednesday, 6-8pm. $25; $20 online; $5 discount for member. (843)556-6020,
www.middletonplace.org

 

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BLUES & BBQ HARBOR CRUISE

BLUES & BBQ HARBOR CRUISE


Event Date: 06/05/2014 - 7:00pm to 06/26/2014 - 9:00pm




All aboard the Carolina Queen for the Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise! Each Thursday throughout the summer and fall, guests are invited to cruise around Charleston Harbor while indulging in a delicious buffet from Home Team BBQ, a cash bar, and live music by the Shrimp City Slim Band. Charleston City Marina, 17 Lockwood Dr. Thursday, 7-9pm. $42.95. (843)722-1112,
www.charlestonharbortours.com

 

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“SUN & SHADOWS: SPIRITS OF THE DAY & NIGHT”

“SUN & SHADOWS: SPIRITS OF THE DAY & NIGHT”


Event Date: 06/06/2014 - 10:00am to 06/30/2014 - 6:00pm




Judy Fuller shows her newest paintings, which depict the sun at different times of the day. She also imagines “spirit night dancers” to express the shadows of the night. Join the artist for an opening night reception on June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad St. Daily, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)723-0303 www.marymartinart.com

 

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Charity Knife Sharpening Event

Charity Knife Sharpening Event


Event Date: 06/06/2014 - 10:00am to 06/08/2014 - 5:00pm




Stop by The Coastal Cupboard and get your knives professionally sharpened for just $1 per knife. Every dollar raised benefits the local charity Lowcountry Local First to help in their local food-sustaining missions. Guests are also invited to enjoy free food from the Big Green Egg, Doc Crombie’s BBQ, and Nespresso while they shop and wait on their knives. The Coastal Cupboard, 644 J Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant. Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm. $1 per knife. (843) 856-4321, www.thecoastalcupboard.com

 
 
 
 
Full Moonshine Party

Full Moonshine Party


Event Date: 06/12/2014 - 4:30pm




Come party under the light of the next full moon with Home Team BBQ and Ole Smoky Moonshine. The two are partnering up for this special event to offer guests a special menu item—the “Moons over my Home Team” sandwich—and a cocktail featuring Ole Smoky Moonshine. Local band ShoNuff will also perform. Home Team BBQ, 2209 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. Thursday, 4:30pm. $5. (843) 883-3131, www.hometeambbq.com

 
Daniel Island 5K Happy Hour Series

Daniel Island 5K Happy Hour Series


Event Date: 06/12/2014 - 6:30pm




Kick the mid-week blues and spend Thursday evenings running along the waterfront on tree-lined trails. Arrive early to shop the Daniel Island farmers market and stick around for the post-race after parties, held at rotating area watering holes. Locations vary. Thursday, 6:30pm. $20, $15 advance. www.onshoreracing.org

 
THE HEAD & THE HEART

THE HEAD & THE HEART


Event Date: 06/12/2014 - 8:00pm




Over the past five years, this indie folk-rock band has gone from playing street corners and open-mic nights to selling out large-scale venues thanks to the success of hits like “Lost in My Mind” and “Down in the Valley.” Spend the evening enjoying their soulful sound. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday, 8pm. $30. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

 

 
Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill

Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill


Event Date: 06/12/2014 - 8:30pm




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

 
PATRIOT’S DAY CAMP

PATRIOT’S DAY CAMP


Event Date: 06/13/2014 - 9:00am




JUNE 13 & 27
Children venture back to Colonial America at this Charleston Museum day camp. Festivities begin at the Old Exchange, where campers ages eight through 12 learn to dance the minuet and explore the building’s dungeons. Participants also learn military drills, make musket cartridges, and indulge in colonial cooking at the Heyward-Washington House. Old Exchange Building, 122 East Bay St. Friday, 9am-noon. $25. (843)722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org

 

 
Party at the Point

Party at the Point


Event Date: 06/13/2014 - 5:30pm




Charleston’s most scenic happy hour concert series is back for it’s 14th run.  Local bands entertain the crowd as the sun goes down over the harbor every Friday evening. This week, 5 Way Friday and Scarletta take the stage. Be sure to come early, as the popular $3 drafts at the bar (cash-only) go quickly. Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 5:30-9:30. $7-$5. (843)284-0039charlestonpartyatthepoint.com

 
OLD EXCHANGE LECTURE SERIES

OLD EXCHANGE LECTURE SERIES


Event Date: 06/13/2014 - 6:00pm




JUNE 13 & 25
Explore the heroes and villains of the American Revolution in this lecture series at The Old Exchange Building. The series covers a variety of historical topics, such as why African-Americans fought in the Revolutionary War and the leadership tactics of Francis Marion. The Old Exchange Building, 122 East Bay St. Friday & Wednesday, 6pm. $7; $5 Friends of the Old Exchange member. (843)727-2165,
www.oldexchange.org

 

 
CHARLESTON DUCK RACE

CHARLESTON DUCK RACE


Event Date: 06/14/2014 - 8:00am




Adopt a rubber duck and cheer it on as local Rotary clubs release a truck full of the toys to race from atop the Mark Clark Bridge and into the Wando River. The event benefits several Lowcountry charities and is kid friendly; the race site includes jump castles, face painting, games, and other activities for the pint-size set. Daniel Island Waterfront Park & Community Dock, 101 River Landing Dr., Daniel Island. Saturday, 8am. $10. (843)200-2351,
www.charlestonduckrace.com

 

 
SWEAT’N FOR A REASON

SWEAT’N FOR A REASON


Event Date: 06/14/2014 - 8:00am




Phoenix Athletes, a Charleston-based nonprofit dedicated to creating sporting events for those who have lost their limbs, invites participants to run, walk, or roll through The Ponds in Summerville. This family-friendly race is open to all ages and skill levels, and proceeds benefit the organization’s athletic programs. The Ponds, 326 Hundred Oaks Pkwy., Summerville. Saturday, 8am. $30-$25. (843)925-9301, www.phoenixathletes.com

 

 

 
Awakening II: Fieldwork Art Event and Dinner

Awakening II: Fieldwork Art Event and Dinner


Event Date: 06/14/2014 - 10:00am




For a second year, Enough Pie is inviting artists to transform the outdoor spaces of 1630 Meeting Street through site-specific grand scale installations, dance, musical performances and more. This all-day art experience will include artists such as Lisa Abernathy, Laura Ball, Rachel Clore, Jeffrey Havens, and Matt Wilson. Guests are invited to an on-site dinner following the event catered by Butcher & Bee. All proceeds with benefit Enough Pie’s programming and outreach. 1630 Meeting St. Saturday, 10am-6pm; Dinner 6-8pm. Free. (678) 640-5713, www.enoughpie.org

 
Mixson Farmer's Market

Mixson Farmer's Market


Event Date: 06/14/2014 - 10:00am




Park Circle natives craving fresh seasonal produce don't need to head far from home this summer, as Mixson Market and GrowFood Carolina bring local goods to this vibrant neighborhood every Saturday morning. Over 50 local vendors dole out fresh fruits, veggies, and other goods, while live musicians entertain the crowd. Mixson Market, 4338 McCarthy St., North Charleston. Saturday, 10am-3pm. Free. (843)471-2850, find Mixson Farmer’s Market on Facebook

 
Awakening II: Fieldwork

Awakening II: Fieldwork


Event Date: 06/14/2014 - 10:00am




Enough Pie is seeking creators and collaborators to submit a proposal for Awakening II: Fieldwork, an all-day arts experience that actively engages the outdoor spaces of 1630 Meeting. This year, participants are encouraged to work with the natural landscape and building exterior as their structural guide. Projects of any size or scale are welcome, and all participants can meet on site two weeks prior to the event to share proposals and ideas for collaboration. 1630-1 Meeting Street Road. Saturday, 10am-6pm. $10 entry fee, free to public. (678) 640-5713, www.enoughpie.org/fieldwork

 
Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary

Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary


Event Date: 06/14/2014 - 5:00pm




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

 
SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA FINALE

SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA FINALE


Event Date: 06/08/2014 - 3:30pm




This year, Spoleto Festival USA goes out on a high note with this finale performance by area husband and wife Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope. Concert-goers nosh on local food and enjoy a beer garden as the Americana rockers bring the festival to a close. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Sunday, 3:30pm. $30; $10 child. (843)579-3100,
www.spoletospoletousa.org

 

 
Free Concert of Sacred Music

Free Concert of Sacred Music


Event Date: 06/08/2014 - 4:00pm




Make your way to Grace United Methodist Church for an afternoon of praise with the delightful sounds of this musical group, presented by Monks Corner Community Chorale. Bring a friend to keep you company, sit back, and enjoy the free music. Grace United Methodist Church, 1601 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Sunday, 4pm. Free. (843) 766-1621, www.mygraceumc.org

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

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


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




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

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

 

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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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"Worthless Matter"

"Worthless Matter"


Event Date: 05/16/2014 - 10:00am to 06/28/2014 - 6:00pm




Through her drawings, sculptures, and installations, artist Hollis Hammonds explores consumerist culture by examining accumulation, hoarding, and collecting. When she survived a house fire in her teens, the remaining piles of burnt keepsakes represented to her the worthlessness of superficial possessions. Today, her post-apocalyptic illustrations deal with memory, material consumption, waste, catastrophe, and superficial loss. 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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Doo Wops and Beauty Shops

Doo Wops and Beauty Shops


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




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

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“LOST & FOUND”

“LOST & FOUND”


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 10:00am to 06/30/2014 - 5:00pm




Inspired by light, air, weather, and reflection, Charleston native Karen Weihs turns out abstract paintings and impressionistic landscapes. The artist debuts a year’s worth of works at this show, which runs for the entire month of June. Visitors are invited to attend an opening reception on Friday, June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

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Carolina's Cornhole Tour

Carolina's Cornhole Tour


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




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

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“FIDEL & CHE’S CUBA: A REVOLUTION IN PICTURES”

“FIDEL & CHE’S CUBA: A REVOLUTION IN PICTURES”


Event Date: 06/02/2014 - 11:00am to 06/30/2014 - 7:00pm




This compelling exhibit celebrates photojournalists’ images of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. See the important role photography played in capturing and encouraging the movement, and observe key moments such as the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Featured artists include Cuban greats such as Alberto Korda, Roberto Salas, Osvaldo Salas, Raul Corrales, and more. Rebekah Jacob Gallery, 502 King St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)697-5471,
www.rebekahjacobgallery.com

 

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

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


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




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

 

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YOSUP

YOSUP


Event Date: 06/03/2014 - 6:30am to 06/26/2014 - 6:30am




Try out the beginner-friendly yoSup class, which combines the practice of yoga with stand-up paddleboarding. Throughout the month of June, attend this series of sessions on the lake at James Island County Park, where the waters are calm and inviting for those new to the sport. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30am. $78; $65 Charleston County resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 

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“WORTHLESS MATTER”

“WORTHLESS MATTER”


Event Date: 06/03/2014 - 10:00am to 06/28/2014 - 5:00pm




Through her drawings, sculptures, and installations, artist Hollis Hammonds explores consumerist culture by examining accumulation, hoarding, and collecting. When she survived a house fire in her teens, the remaining piles of burnt keepsakes represented to her the worthlessness of superficial possessions. Today, her post-apocalyptic illustrations deal with memory, material consumption, waste, catastrophe, and superficial loss. 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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CHOP, SHOP & DINE

CHOP, SHOP & DINE


Event Date: 06/04/2014 - 9:30am to 06/25/2014 - 1:30pm




Jump aboard this vintage-style trolley, which picks up guests at the Charleston or Mount Pleasant Visitors Centers, and take a ride to Southern Season for a food lover’s adventure. Tour-goers look on as culinary experts demonstrate classic Southern recipes, then enjoy lunch and shopping before being chauffeured back to the visitors center in style. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesday, 9:30am-1:30pm. $45. (800)979-3370,
www.lowcountrylooptrolley.com

 

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SPRING WEDNESDAY WINE STROLLS

SPRING WEDNESDAY WINE STROLLS


Event Date: 06/04/2014 - 6:00pm to 06/25/2014 - 8:00pm




Sample Old and New World wine vintages while strolling through the elegant gardens of Middleton Place amid the blooming hydrangeas and magnolias. The stroll takes place in a different garden each week, offering guests a new adventure with each visit. Extend your trip with dinner at the Middleton Place Restaurant, known for its traditional Lowcountry plantation fare. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Wednesday, 6-8pm. $25; $20 online; $5 discount for member. (843)556-6020,
www.middletonplace.org

 

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BLUES & BBQ HARBOR CRUISE

BLUES & BBQ HARBOR CRUISE


Event Date: 06/05/2014 - 7:00pm to 06/26/2014 - 9:00pm




All aboard the Carolina Queen for the Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise! Each Thursday throughout the summer and fall, guests are invited to cruise around Charleston Harbor while indulging in a delicious buffet from Home Team BBQ, a cash bar, and live music by the Shrimp City Slim Band. Charleston City Marina, 17 Lockwood Dr. Thursday, 7-9pm. $42.95. (843)722-1112,
www.charlestonharbortours.com

 

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“SUN & SHADOWS: SPIRITS OF THE DAY & NIGHT”

“SUN & SHADOWS: SPIRITS OF THE DAY & NIGHT”


Event Date: 06/06/2014 - 10:00am to 06/30/2014 - 6:00pm




Judy Fuller shows her newest paintings, which depict the sun at different times of the day. She also imagines “spirit night dancers” to express the shadows of the night. Join the artist for an opening night reception on June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad St. Daily, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)723-0303 www.marymartinart.com

 

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HAT SUMMER BOOK SALE

HAT SUMMER BOOK SALE


Event Date: 06/12/2014 - 12:00am to 06/15/2014 - 12:00pm




Pick up some beach reads at the Charleston Friends of the Library’s weekend-long book sale. With prices starting at 50 cents and a variety of genres represented, this sale boasts something for most every bookworm. Proceeds help fund the community programs hosted at the library each year. Members get a sneak peek of the offerings on Thursday, and the sale opens to the public on Friday. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Thursday-Sunday, times vary. Free. (843)805-6882, www.charlestonlibraryfriends.org

 

 
2014 Heirloom Tomato Trek

2014 Heirloom Tomato Trek


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




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

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Charleston CARIFEST

Charleston CARIFEST


Event Date: 06/12/2014 - 12:00am to 06/15/2014 - 12:00pm




Masqueraders don masks and costumes, then parade from Wragg Square to Brittlebank Park during one of the exciting events at this year’s Charleston Carifest, a four-day celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month. Along with the parade, the festival features an opening symposium to share information about this year’s featured country, Puerto Rico; a Masquerade Fete; and an All White After Party that benefits the Children’s Steel Band Project, a program that offers music instruction for all ages. Brittlebank Park, 181 Lockwood Dr. Thursday-Sunday, times & prices vary. (843)557-6258, www.charlestoncarifest.com

 

 
Early Autism Project Social Skills Camp

Early Autism Project Social Skills Camp


Event Date: 06/16/2014 - 9:00am to 06/19/2014 - 11:00am




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

 
Early Autism Project Open House

Early Autism Project Open House


Event Date: 06/20/2014 - 2:00pm to 06/21/2014 - 3:00pm




New and prospective families are invited to tour Early Autism Project’s new clinic, meet staff, and learn about the provided services. Enjoy this free, open to the public event with a clinic that offers quality intensive, research-based behavioral treatment for autism spectrum and related disorders. Refreshments will be served. Early Autism Project Charleston Clinic, 1123 Queensborough Blvd, Mount Pleasant. Friday 2-7pm, Saturday 9am-3pm. Free. (843) 352-7049, www.earlyautismproject.com

 
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“CONTRAST”

“CONTRAST”


Event Date: 06/13/2014 - 10:00am to 06/27/2014 - 5:00pm




When it comes to art, contrast can add visual interest and drama—think of how impactful it can be to juxtapose light versus dark colors or smooth versus rough textures. For this group show, eight artists, including Tim Hussey and Amanda Norman, spent time separately creating works around this common theme. Join them for an opening night reception on June 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. The George Gallery, 50 Bogard St. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

 

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Charleston Sprint Triathlon

Charleston Sprint Triathlon


Event Date: 06/15/2014 - 7:00am




Ready to swim 600 yards, bike 12 miles, and then complete a 5K run? If so, then this test of endurance is for you. In past years, the triathlon has boasted more than 30,000 participants and been ranked as one of the Top 10 Charleston Signature Sport Events by the Charleston Metro Sports Council. Need another month or so to train? No worries, there are additional events in July and August. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Sunday, 7am. $60; $50 Charleston County resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 
Father's Day at the SC Aquarium

Father's Day at the SC Aquarium


Event Date: 06/15/2014 - 9:00am




Dads can enjoy complementary admission and a day filled with fun put on by the aquarium in the celebration of fatherhood. Families can join in on the excitement during daily dive shows, animal encounters, and visits to exhibits such as the albino alligator and Madagascar Journey. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Saturday, 9am-5pm. $24.95, $14.95 child under 13, free for fathers. (843)577-3474, www.scaquarium.org

 
Father's Day Brunch at Jasmine Porch

Father's Day Brunch at Jasmine Porch


Event Date: 06/15/2014 - 12:00pm




Celebrate Dad and all that he does with brunch this Father’s Day at Jasmine Porch. Enjoy sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and Jasmine’s signature Sunday brunch offerings featuring a collection of seafood specialties, house-made charcuterie, and champagne mimosas. There will also be an extra special grilling station and craft beers on the patio in honor of Dad. Jasmine Porch, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island. Sunday, 12-3pm. $75 for adults; $23 for children 12 and under. (843) 768-6253, www.kiawahresort.com/dining/jasmine-porch

 
An Evening with Spyro Gyra and the Yellowjackets

An Evening with Spyro Gyra and the Yellowjackets


Event Date: 06/15/2014 - 7:00pm




Enjoy these two unique bands in one show. Spyro Gyra, a Grammy-nominated American jazz-infusion band, combines elements of R&B, funk, and pop. The Yellowjackets, a four-piece group led by Robben Ford on the guitar, are known for their instrumental sound. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street. Sunday, 7pm. $65 Orchestra, $55 Gallery. (843) 853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Beer + Chocolate: Summer Celebration

Beer + Chocolate: Summer Celebration


Event Date: 06/16/2014 - 7:00pm




Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier and Westbrook Brewing Company are teaming up for a unique beer and chocolate experience. Guests can sip on six craft beers carefully paired with artisan chocolate and experiment with creative food combinations. Just after Father’s Day, this tasting makes the perfect gift for Dad! Westbrook Brewing Company Tasting Room, 510 Ridge Road, Mount Pleasant. Monday, 7pm. $20. (843) 279-8674, www.christophechocolatier.com

 
SHAKEY GRAVES

SHAKEY GRAVES


Event Date: 06/17/2014 - 8:30pm




Don’t miss this one-man folk band from Austin, Texas. Alejandro Rose-Garcia’s performances are said to be legendary, as he uses a makeshift kick drum built from a suitcase and employs sharp tempo changes to keep the audience enthralled. Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Tuesday, 8:30pm. $12; $10 advance. (843)571-4343,
www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 

 

 
 
Ten Thousand Gardens in Africa Fundraiser

Ten Thousand Gardens in Africa Fundraiser


Event Date: 06/19/2014 - 6:00pm




Come out and support this extraordinary cause to help save Africa’s biodiversity, knowledge yourself on food culture, and promote small-scale farming. Gullah and African food by local chefs, as well as African dancing and drumming by Woma Womalan, will be present. GrowFood Carolina Warehouse, 990 Morrison Drive. Thursday, 6-8:30pm. $30 VIP, $15 door, $10 advance. (718) 260-8000, www.slowfoodcharleston.org

 
Celebrate the Summer “Soulstice” at Charleston Grill

Celebrate the Summer “Soulstice” at Charleston Grill


Event Date: 06/19/2014 - 6:00pm




Executive chef Michelle Weaver and Sommelier Rick Rubel partner up for this delicious feast pairing wines with classic soul food. Celebrate summer and indulge in the various tastes of the season. Charleston Grill, 224 King Street. Thursday, 6-10pm. $90. (843) 577-4522, www.charlestongrill.com

 
Daniel Island 5K Happy Hour Series

Daniel Island 5K Happy Hour Series


Event Date: 06/19/2014 - 6:30pm




Kick the mid-week blues and spend Thursday evenings running along the waterfront on tree-lined trails. Arrive early to shop the Daniel Island farmers market and stick around for the post-race after parties, held at rotating area watering holes. Locations vary. Thursday, 6:30pm. $20, $15 advance. www.onshoreracing.org

 
Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill

Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill


Event Date: 06/19/2014 - 8:30pm




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

 
Midsummer Night’s Wine Tasting

Midsummer Night’s Wine Tasting


Event Date: 06/20/2014 - 5:00pm




Enjoy light summer wines on the patio with sommelier Patrick Emerson at this pop-up wine event. Guests can sip vino, listen to live music, and taste various treats from Kitchen 208. Cost for food and wine will vary. Kitchen 208, 208 King St. Friday, 5-9pm. Prices vary. (843) 725-7208, www.kitchen208.com

 
Party at the Point

Party at the Point


Event Date: 06/20/2014 - 5:30pm




Charleston’s most scenic happy hour concert series is back for it’s 14th run.  Local bands entertain the crowd as the sun goes down over the harbor every Friday evening. This week, The Kopecky Family Band and Luke Cunningham take the stage. Be sure to come early, as the popular $3 drafts at the bar (cash-only) go quickly. Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 5:30-9:30. $7-$5. (843)284-0039charlestonpartyatthepoint.com

 
DANIEL ISLAND KIDS TRIATHALON

DANIEL ISLAND KIDS TRIATHALON


Event Date: 06/21/2014 - 6:00am




Kids race, pedal, and swim to the finish line in this annual triathlon through the Daniel Island Community Neighborhoods. With two groups covering different distances, the event suits ages seven through 14. Pierce Park Pavilion, 1801 Pierce St., Daniel Island. Saturday, 6am-noon. $30. (843)216-6366, www.charleston-sc.gov

 

 
SUMMER SOLSTICE 5K

SUMMER SOLSTICE 5K


Event Date: 06/21/2014 - 8:30am




Tune in to Mother Nature and be a part of the summer leg of Onshore Racing’s inaugural Follow the Sun series. Celebrate the longest day of the year with a race and post-run festivities. The series also hosts a 5K at Hampton Park for the winter solstice, as well as the fall and spring equinoxes. Eighty percent of proceeds are donated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Dr. Saturday, 8:30am. $20; $15 advance.
www.onshoreracing.org

 

 
Mixson Farmer's Market

Mixson Farmer's Market


Event Date: 06/21/2014 - 10:00am




Park Circle natives craving fresh seasonal produce don't need to head far from home this summer, as Mixson Market and GrowFood Carolina bring local goods to this vibrant neighborhood every Saturday morning. Over 50 local vendors dole out fresh fruits, veggies, and other goods, while live musicians entertain the crowd. Mixson Market, 4338 McCarthy St., North Charleston. Saturday, 10am-3pm. Free. (843)471-2850, find Mixson Farmer’s Market on Facebook

 
Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary

Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary


Event Date: 06/21/2014 - 5:00pm




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

 
The Most RACES Show on Earth

The Most RACES Show on Earth


Event Date: 06/21/2014 - 8:00pm




Comedians of all different nationalities merge together to demonstrate that funny is funny no matter what culture, creed, or color you are. MRSOE delivers a free from limitation show as each comedian showcases their best material. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street. Saturday, 8pm. $20-$15. (843) 853-2252, www.mrsoe.com

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

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


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




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

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

 

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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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"Worthless Matter"

"Worthless Matter"


Event Date: 05/16/2014 - 10:00am to 06/28/2014 - 6:00pm




Through her drawings, sculptures, and installations, artist Hollis Hammonds explores consumerist culture by examining accumulation, hoarding, and collecting. When she survived a house fire in her teens, the remaining piles of burnt keepsakes represented to her the worthlessness of superficial possessions. Today, her post-apocalyptic illustrations deal with memory, material consumption, waste, catastrophe, and superficial loss. 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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Doo Wops and Beauty Shops

Doo Wops and Beauty Shops


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




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

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“LOST & FOUND”

“LOST & FOUND”


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 10:00am to 06/30/2014 - 5:00pm




Inspired by light, air, weather, and reflection, Charleston native Karen Weihs turns out abstract paintings and impressionistic landscapes. The artist debuts a year’s worth of works at this show, which runs for the entire month of June. Visitors are invited to attend an opening reception on Friday, June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

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Carolina's Cornhole Tour

Carolina's Cornhole Tour


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




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

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“FIDEL & CHE’S CUBA: A REVOLUTION IN PICTURES”

“FIDEL & CHE’S CUBA: A REVOLUTION IN PICTURES”


Event Date: 06/02/2014 - 11:00am to 06/30/2014 - 7:00pm




This compelling exhibit celebrates photojournalists’ images of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. See the important role photography played in capturing and encouraging the movement, and observe key moments such as the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Featured artists include Cuban greats such as Alberto Korda, Roberto Salas, Osvaldo Salas, Raul Corrales, and more. Rebekah Jacob Gallery, 502 King St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)697-5471,
www.rebekahjacobgallery.com

 

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

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


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




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

 

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YOSUP

YOSUP


Event Date: 06/03/2014 - 6:30am to 06/26/2014 - 6:30am




Try out the beginner-friendly yoSup class, which combines the practice of yoga with stand-up paddleboarding. Throughout the month of June, attend this series of sessions on the lake at James Island County Park, where the waters are calm and inviting for those new to the sport. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30am. $78; $65 Charleston County resident. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

 

 
Bedroom Secrets

Bedroom Secrets


Event Date: 06/27/2014 - 8:00pm to 06/28/2014 - 8:00pm




Send this off-Broadway production to the Big Apple with a bang. This play, written by the Threshold Repertory Theatre’s Playwrights-in-Residence, Thomas and Judy Heath, explores the sexuality of a psychotherapist and her five patients. Bedroom Secrets will bid adieu to Charleston with a fundraiser workshop production to support their upcoming trip to the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, so come out for the big debut. Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 ½ Society Street. Friday and Saturday, 8pm. $30. (843) 277-2172, www.thresholdrep.org

 
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“WORTHLESS MATTER”

“WORTHLESS MATTER”


Event Date: 06/03/2014 - 10:00am to 06/28/2014 - 5:00pm




Through her drawings, sculptures, and installations, artist Hollis Hammonds explores consumerist culture by examining accumulation, hoarding, and collecting. When she survived a house fire in her teens, the remaining piles of burnt keepsakes represented to her the worthlessness of superficial possessions. Today, her post-apocalyptic illustrations deal with memory, material consumption, waste, catastrophe, and superficial loss. 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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CHOP, SHOP & DINE

CHOP, SHOP & DINE


Event Date: 06/04/2014 - 9:30am to 06/25/2014 - 1:30pm




Jump aboard this vintage-style trolley, which picks up guests at the Charleston or Mount Pleasant Visitors Centers, and take a ride to Southern Season for a food lover’s adventure. Tour-goers look on as culinary experts demonstrate classic Southern recipes, then enjoy lunch and shopping before being chauffeured back to the visitors center in style. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesday, 9:30am-1:30pm. $45. (800)979-3370,
www.lowcountrylooptrolley.com

 

 
 
 
 
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SPRING WEDNESDAY WINE STROLLS

SPRING WEDNESDAY WINE STROLLS


Event Date: 06/04/2014 - 6:00pm to 06/25/2014 - 8:00pm




Sample Old and New World wine vintages while strolling through the elegant gardens of Middleton Place amid the blooming hydrangeas and magnolias. The stroll takes place in a different garden each week, offering guests a new adventure with each visit. Extend your trip with dinner at the Middleton Place Restaurant, known for its traditional Lowcountry plantation fare. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Wednesday, 6-8pm. $25; $20 online; $5 discount for member. (843)556-6020,
www.middletonplace.org

 

 
 
 
 
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BLUES & BBQ HARBOR CRUISE

BLUES & BBQ HARBOR CRUISE


Event Date: 06/05/2014 - 7:00pm to 06/26/2014 - 9:00pm




All aboard the Carolina Queen for the Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise! Each Thursday throughout the summer and fall, guests are invited to cruise around Charleston Harbor while indulging in a delicious buffet from Home Team BBQ, a cash bar, and live music by the Shrimp City Slim Band. Charleston City Marina, 17 Lockwood Dr. Thursday, 7-9pm. $42.95. (843)722-1112,
www.charlestonharbortours.com

 

 
 
 
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“SUN & SHADOWS: SPIRITS OF THE DAY & NIGHT”

“SUN & SHADOWS: SPIRITS OF THE DAY & NIGHT”


Event Date: 06/06/2014 - 10:00am to 06/30/2014 - 6:00pm




Judy Fuller shows her newest paintings, which depict the sun at different times of the day. She also imagines “spirit night dancers” to express the shadows of the night. Join the artist for an opening night reception on June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad St. Daily, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)723-0303 www.marymartinart.com

 

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“CONTRAST”

“CONTRAST”


Event Date: 06/13/2014 - 10:00am to 06/27/2014 - 5:00pm




When it comes to art, contrast can add visual interest and drama—think of how impactful it can be to juxtapose light versus dark colors or smooth versus rough textures. For this group show, eight artists, including Tim Hussey and Amanda Norman, spent time separately creating works around this common theme. Join them for an opening night reception on June 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. The George Gallery, 50 Bogard St. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)579-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com

 

 
 
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2014 Heirloom Tomato Trek

2014 Heirloom Tomato Trek


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




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

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LOWCOUNTRY BLUEBERRY JAM & BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL

LOWCOUNTRY BLUEBERRY JAM & BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL


Event Date: 06/22/2014 - 11:00am




Make the trip out to McClellanville this summer to celebrate the little blue fruit that grows in abundance at Blue Pearl Farms. This event, held next to the farm‘s Cypress Pond, features live music, blueberry planting demos, recipe ideas, crafts, competitions, and more. Bring your own chairs and spend the day sampling treats such as local food and homemade blueberry lemonade. Blue Pearl Farms, 9760 Randall Rd., McClellanville. Sunday, 11am-7pm. $10, free for child under 15. (843)887-3554, www.bluepearlfarms.com

 

 
Bazaar at the Point

Bazaar at the Point


Event Date: 06/22/2014 - 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

 
Meet and Greet Bella Bean Organics' Farmers and Artisans

Meet and Greet Bella Bean Organics' Farmers and Artisans


Event Date: 06/23/2014 - 3:00pm




Tired of grocery shopping? Bella Bean Organics will now do it for you! This online farmers market is a one-stop shop for Southern, organic farm and artisan foods that delivers a well-rounded selection of fresh, locally grown, sustainable and organic produce, meats, eggs and artisan specialty foods right to customers’ doorsteps. In celebration of Bella Bean’s expansion into South Carolina, meet owners Richard Holcomb and Jamie DeMent, along with famed North Carolina artisan bread baker and cookbook author Lionel Vatinet and a variety of local famers, to learn more about this exciting new venture. The Gin Joint, 182 East Bay St. Monday, 3-5pm. Free. (800) 961-5261, www.bellabeanorganics.com

 
The David Wax Museum

The David Wax Museum


Event Date: 06/24/2014 - 8:30pm




Embracing Latin rhythms and feel-good melodies, The David Wax Museum fuses traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create a Mexo-Americana appeal. Come out and listen to the sounds of a band that TIME has praised for their “virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies.” The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Tuesday, 8:30pm. $12 doors, $10 advance. (843) 571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 
NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

NATURALIZATION CEREMONY


Event Date: 06/25/2014 - 10:00am




Welcome our nation’s newest citizens as they take the official oath at the former home of Arthur Middleton, a patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Spend Middleton’s 272nd birthday on the beautiful grounds for an afternoon of celebration and stunning views. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Wednesday, 10am. Free. (843)556-6020, www.middletonplace.org

 

 
Charleston County Bar Association Community Legal Seminar

Charleston County Bar Association Community Legal Seminar


Event Date: 06/26/2014 - 5:30pm




Join speakers at the Charleston County Public Library’s Main Library as they address issues related to wills, mediation, lemon laws, real estate closings, and eminent domain. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street. Thursday, 5:30pm. Free. (843) 805-6930, www.ccpl.org

 
Daniel Island 5K Happy Hour Series

Daniel Island 5K Happy Hour Series


Event Date: 06/26/2014 - 6:30pm




Kick the mid-week blues and spend Thursday evenings running along the waterfront on tree-lined trails. Arrive early to shop the Daniel Island farmers market and stick around for the post-race after parties, held at rotating area watering holes. Locations vary. Thursday, 6:30pm. $20, $15 advance. www.onshoreracing.org

 
Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill

Dive In Movie at Loggerhead Grill


Event Date: 06/26/2014 - 8:30pm




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

 
Party at the Point

Party at the Point


Event Date: 06/27/2014 - 5:30pm




Charleston’s most scenic happy hour concert series is back for it’s 14th run.  Local bands entertain the crowd as the sun goes down over the harbor every Friday evening. This week is the series finale concert, featuring the "Ultimate Journey Tribute Band" Departure. Be sure to come early, as the popular $3 drafts at the bar (cash-only) go quickly. Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 5:30-9:30. $7-$5. (843)284-0039charlestonpartyatthepoint.com

 
MOVIES IN THE PARK

MOVIES IN THE PARK


Event Date: 06/27/2014 - 6:30pm




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

 
Strings and Salsa

Strings and Salsa


Event Date: 06/27/2014 - 7:00pm




This one-of-a-kind concert combines salsa dance tunes, jazz music, and works by more contemporary artists such as Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Pharell Williams. Salsa dancers will groove down the aisles of the Charleston Music Hall and teach participants what salsa dancing is all about. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 7pm. $20. (843) 853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Mixson Farmer's Market

Mixson Farmer's Market


Event Date: 06/28/2014 - 10:00am




Park Circle natives craving fresh seasonal produce don't need to head far from home this summer, as Mixson Market and GrowFood Carolina bring local goods to this vibrant neighborhood every Saturday morning. Over 50 local vendors dole out fresh fruits, veggies, and other goods, while live musicians entertain the crowd. Mixson Market, 4338 McCarthy St., North Charleston. Saturday, 10am-3pm. Free. (843)471-2850, find Mixson Farmer’s Market on Facebook

 
CAROLINA DAY

CAROLINA DAY


Event Date: 06/28/2014 - 10:00am




Celebrate the Palmetto State at this year’s Carolina Day. The event commemorates the American victory at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island on June 28, 1776. Festivities include a service at St. Michael’s Church, a procession to White Point Garden, and entertainment from the Charleston Community Band. St. Michael’s Church, 71 Broad St. & White Point Garden, 2 Murray Blvd. Saturday, 10am church service; 11am procession. Free. (843)723-3225,
www.southcarolinahistoricalsociety.org

 

 
Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary

Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary


Event Date: 06/28/2014 - 5:00pm




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

 
Oyster Roast and Southern BBQ

Oyster Roast and Southern BBQ


Event Date: 06/28/2014 - 6:00pm




Combining seafood and southern dishes, this summer celebration includes a feast, live entertainment, free soft drinks, a cash bar, and family-friendly activities. Vacationers and locals alike are welcome to come out and enjoy the event. Wild Dunes Palm Cove Pool, 1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms. Saturday, 6-8:30pm. $50 adults, $25 kids. (843) 886- 2218, www.wilddunes.com

 
Average White Band

Average White Band


Event Date: 06/28/2014 - 7:00pm




Best known for their instrumental song "Pick Up the Pieces," Grammy-nominated Average White Band's music is soul- and funk-infused. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street. Saturday, 7pm. $54 Orchestra, $44 Gallery. (843) 853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com

 
Ms. Rose’s Comedy Hour

Ms. Rose’s Comedy Hour


Event Date: 06/28/2014 - 7:30pm




Hosted by comedian Moey Conway, this show features performances by local comedians such as Andy Rider, Chris Adams, Lauren Krass, and Mike Brocki. Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot. Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails, 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Saturday, 7:30pm. $7. (843) 766-0223, www.MsRoses.com

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

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


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




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

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

 

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Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter


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




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

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Doo Wops and Beauty Shops

Doo Wops and Beauty Shops


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




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

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“LOST & FOUND”

“LOST & FOUND”


Event Date: 06/01/2014 - 10:00am to 06/30/2014 - 5:00pm




Inspired by light, air, weather, and reflection, Charleston native Karen Weihs turns out abstract paintings and impressionistic landscapes. The artist debuts a year’s worth of works at this show, which runs for the entire month of June. Visitors are invited to attend an opening reception on Friday, June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)722-3660, www.ellarichardson.com

 

 
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Carolina's Cornhole Tour

Carolina's Cornhole Tour


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




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

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“FIDEL & CHE’S CUBA: A REVOLUTION IN PICTURES”

“FIDEL & CHE’S CUBA: A REVOLUTION IN PICTURES”


Event Date: 06/02/2014 - 11:00am to 06/30/2014 - 7:00pm




This compelling exhibit celebrates photojournalists’ images of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. See the important role photography played in capturing and encouraging the movement, and observe key moments such as the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Featured artists include Cuban greats such as Alberto Korda, Roberto Salas, Osvaldo Salas, Raul Corrales, and more. Rebekah Jacob Gallery, 502 King St. Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm. Free. (843)697-5471,
www.rebekahjacobgallery.com

 

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

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


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




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

 

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“SUN & SHADOWS: SPIRITS OF THE DAY & NIGHT”

“SUN & SHADOWS: SPIRITS OF THE DAY & NIGHT”


Event Date: 06/06/2014 - 10:00am to 06/30/2014 - 6:00pm




Judy Fuller shows her newest paintings, which depict the sun at different times of the day. She also imagines “spirit night dancers” to express the shadows of the night. Join the artist for an opening night reception on June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad St. Daily, 10am-6pm. Free. (843)723-0303 www.marymartinart.com

 

 
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2014 Heirloom Tomato Trek

2014 Heirloom Tomato Trek


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




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

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Be The Change Benefit Concert

Be The Change Benefit Concert


Event Date: 06/29/2014 - 3:00pm




To benefit The Kalogris Foundation, a nonprofit that feeds children optimal nutrition every day around the globe, How Art Thou Café presents Be the Change Benefit Concert. Listen to the sounds of local drummer Max Moore and singer/songwriter Jaynie Trudell while you enjoy an open mic segment, light appetizers, and the full cash bar provided. How Art Thou? Café, 1956 Maybank Hwy. Sunday, 3-5:30pm. $10 door, $7 advance. (804) 269-2079, www.howartthoucafe.com

 
The Band of Heathens

The Band of Heathens


Event Date: 06/29/2014 - 8:30pm




The Band of Heathens is back with their first new album of material in two years, Sunday Morning Record. Filled with catchy tunes and punchy performances but also the subtlety and introspection that have become increasingly prominent in their music, listen as the band chronicles its journey of change through song. The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Sunday, 8:30pm. $15. (843) 571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com

 
 




UPCOMING EVENTS

10/02/2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Respite Care Charleston features paintings by former NFL offensive tackle and native Charlestonian Clay Matthews Sr. in "Moments on Canvas," a benefit for Charleston County's only nonprofit organization serving families affected by dementia. Eight of Matthews' framed paintings will be available for $150 and others will be included in a silent auction. Respite Care Charleston's services are meant to offer guidance and support for individuals and families managing the problems of cognitive disorders from early diagnosis throughout the continuum of care. Champagne and a selection of hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Founders Hall, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Thursday, 6-9pm. $45. (843)647-7405, www.respitecarecharleston.org

10/02/2014 - 6:00pm to 10/26/2014 - 6:00pm

The Preservation Society of Charleston invites guests to visit some of the city’s premier houses during their 38th Fall Tour of Homes. A variety of different properties are featured each day, offering an inside look into local culture, architecture, traditions, and hospitality. Don’t miss the tour iteration based on Sue Monk Kidd novel, The Invention of Wings, inspired by the haunts of real-life local activists, the Grimke sisters Locations, days, & times vary. $50; $45 member. (800)514-3849, www.thefalltours.org

10/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/17/2014 - 8:00pm

Take in the beauty of the city in art by Jennifer Smith Rogers, a local artist known for her portrayal of architecture in her works, whether the roofscapes of Charleston or depictions of its historic landmarks. Enjoy an opening reception on October 3, from 5-8 p.m. Anglin Smith Fine Art, 9 Queen St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-4pm. Free. (843)853-0708, www.anglinsmith.com

10/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm

Be sure to catch a showing of two Massachusetts artists, Elizabeth Leary and Frank Strazzulla, in the exhibit "Summer: From Maine to Martha's Vineyard." Featuring all new paintings by both artists, the show includes Strazzulla's art depicting landscapes and studies of color and light, and Leary's monochromatic palette focusing on still life and architectural renderings. The exhibit opens on October 3 as part of the French Quarter Art Walk. Ann Long Fine Art, 54 Broad St. Friday October 3, 5-8pm. Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)577-0447, www.annlongfineart.com

10/03/2014 - 5:50pm

Arguably the best place for an evening art walk, Charleston’s historic French Quarter, located between South Market and Tradd Sstreets, is home to roughly 30 art galleries within walking distance of one another. Guests can stroll along the cobblestone streets and stop in any gallery for food, wine, and art, or maybe even a chat with one of the featured artists. French Quarter, between S. Market & Tradd sts., meet the group at the waterfront. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)577-7344, www.frenchquarterarts.com

10/03/2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

For the entire month of October, Santiago Garcia of Uruguay is Atelier Gallery’s featured artist. Come see his wildlife paintings that explore the world between figuration and abstraction. Through contextualization of reality, Garcia’s work raises situations within a framework of the everyday world and leaves the content to be interpreted by the observer. This reception is open to the public, and kicks off his month-long exhibit. Atelier Gallery, 153 King St. Friday, 6-8pm. Free. (843)722-5668, www.theateliergalleries.com

10/03/2014 - 7:00pm

You may recognize Nick Swardson from one of his many comedic films, including I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Superbad, or from the hit TV show Reno 911! (he played Terry Bernadino). Swardson, a comedian, actor, and writer, is a triple threat sure to have you laughing hysterically during his Taste It tour. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Friday, 7pm. $40. (843)529-5000, www.coliseumpac.com

10/04/2014 - 8:00am

In its 22nd year, this charity event offers options for all levels. Opt to do a 5K walk or run, or even a 10K run if you’re up for the challenge. Afterward, children can enjoy games and activities while adults grab a brew from the beer garden and listen to live entertainment. All funds raised go to local organizations devoted to the prevention of child abuse. Intersection of J.C. Long Blvd. & Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms. Saturday, 8am. $40. (843)886-8294, www.ioprun.com

10/04/2014 - 11:00am to 9:00pm

If you love great music and Carolina BBQ then come out for the Charleston debut of Hogs for the Cause. The event features BBQ by multiple vendors, including Food for the Southern Soul and Nick's BBQ, as well as music by the Drive-By Truckers, Soul Rebels Brass Band, and more. Hogs for the Cause provides aid for families with children being treated for pediatric brain cancer, and proceeds from the event will benefit families in the Charleston area. The Grove at Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 11am-9pm. $200-$30; kids 10 & under free. www.hogscharleston.org

10/04/2014 - 1:00pm

The Junior League of Charleston, in partnership with Southern Season, cooks its way through two of their renowned cookbooks, Charleston Receipts and Charleston Receipts Repeats in this one-time cooking class. Join Julie Daniels, president of the Junior League, and other members of the organization for a meal featuring their favorite recipes, including corn chowder, Michael’s Marvelous Chicken, and cheese biscuits. Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 1pm. $35. (855)716-1240, www.southernseason.com

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