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May 2016

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Tri-County Cancer Survivors Host a Lowcountry Boil

Tri-County Cancer Survivors Host a Lowcountry Boil

Join the Tri-County Cancer Survivors for an afternoon of succulent seafood, live music, and a silent auction. Enjoy a traditional Lowcountry shrimp boil, hot dogs, and chili in the relaxed and cheerful Bowens Island restaurant. Proceeds from the event go to supporting cancer patients, cancer survivors, and care-givers in the tri-county area. Bowens Island Restaurant, 1870 Bowens Island Rd., James Island. Sunday, 1-5pm. $20. (843) 998-8281

May 1, 2016 - 1:00pm
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Bowens Island Restaurant
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05/01/2016 - 1:00pm
 
Tri-County Cancer Survivors Host a Lowcountry Boil

Tri-County Cancer Survivors Host a Lowcountry Boil

Join the Tri-County Cancer Survivors for an afternoon of succulent seafood, live music, and a silent auction. Enjoy a traditional Lowcountry shrimp boil, hot dogs, and chili in the relaxed and cheerful Bowens Island restaurant. Proceeds from the event go to supporting cancer patients, cancer survivors, and care-givers in the tri-county area. Bowens Island Restaurant, 1870 Bowens Island Rd., James Island. Sunday, 1-5pm. $20. (843) 998-8281

May 1, 2016 - 1:00pm
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Bowens Island Restaurant
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The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center Luncheon with Elizabeth Smart

The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center Luncheon with Elizabeth Smart

The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center hosts a luncheon with guest Elizabeth Smart, who will speak on her journey “from abduction to empowerment.” Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Drive. Friday, noon. $100. (843) 723-3600, www.dnlcc.org

May 6, 2016 - 12:00pm
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Daniel Island Club
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05/06/2016 - 12:00pm
 
Sewee Disc Jam to Benefit Children with Arthritis

Sewee Disc Jam to Benefit Children with Arthritis

Play a round of disc golf and support Kids With Pain (KWP) the Lowcountry’s first non-profit to benefit children with arthritis. After the disc golf tournament, enjoy a family friendly launch party starting at 5.pm. Guests are encouraged to B.Y.O.B, picnic, and camp on the grounds. Sewee Outpost, 4853 N Hwy 17, Awendaw. Saturday, 12:30pm. $5 donation; $25 to enter golf tournament. www.kidswithpain.org

May 7, 2016 - 12:30pm
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Sewee Outpost
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SC Aquarium Conservation Gala

SC Aquarium Conservation Gala

Put on your black-tie best for one of spring’s most elaborate fundraising fêtes. This year’s honoree and recipient of the Environmental Stewardship Award for Visionary STEM Leadership is Beverly M. Wyse, vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. Begin the evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, then enjoy a seated dinner in Liberty Square with food provided by Cru Catering and full-bar service by Spike. Top the night off at the after-party on the patio outside the Aquarium with a dessert bar, drinks, and dancing to live music by 17 South. All funds raised support the aquarium’s education and conservation programs. 

South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Saturday, 6-11pm. $300. (843)579-8540, www.scaquarium.org

May 7, 2016 - 6:00pm
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South Carolina Aquarium
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05/07/2016 - 6:00pm
 
SC Aquarium Conservation Gala

SC Aquarium Conservation Gala

Put on your black-tie best for one of spring’s most elaborate fundraising fêtes. This year’s honoree and recipient of the Environmental Stewardship Award for Visionary STEM Leadership is Beverly M. Wyse, vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. Begin the evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, then enjoy a seated dinner in Liberty Square with food provided by Cru Catering and full-bar service by Spike. Top the night off at the after-party on the patio outside the Aquarium with a dessert bar, drinks, and dancing to live music by 17 South. All funds raised support the aquarium’s education and conservation programs. 

South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Saturday, 6-11pm. $300. (843)579-8540, www.scaquarium.org

May 7, 2016 - 6:00pm
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South Carolina Aquarium
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East Cooper Community Outreach Golf Tournament

East Cooper Community Outreach Golf Tournament

This tournament benefitting East Cooper Community Outreach, which assists local families in need, invites golfers to play on either one of the two nationally ranked Daniel Island Club courses. In addition to playing 18 holes, you can also take a swing in the longest drive competition for your chance to win a brand-new Lexus for a hole-in-one. All players receive a boxed lunch and complimentary beverages. 

Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island. Monday, 11am-6pm. $250; $1,250 foursome. (843)416-7123, www.eccocharleston.org

May 9, 2016 - 11:00am
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Daniel Island Club
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The Glass Onion Hosts Charity Tasting Benefiting PetHelpers

The Glass Onion Hosts Charity Tasting Benefiting PetHelpers

Sip specialty drinks for a good cause. Join the Glass Onion and Pet Helpers on Wednesday, May 11 to try the restaurant’s new summer cocktails, including the Muscadine Mojito. Half of the proceeds from the event will go towards Pet Helpers, and guests are encouraged to bring cat and dog food to donate. The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Highway, West Ashley. Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. $10. (843) 225-1717, www.ilovetheglassonion.com 

May 11, 2016 - 5:30pm
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The Glass Onion
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05/11/2016 - 5:30pm
 
 
Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars: Oxygen Ball

Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars: Oxygen Ball

The American Lung Association presents an exciting evening that includes a gourmet dinner, auction, and dance competition. Locals, such as Mary Ann Stisher of Orange Theory Fitness and Dwayne Green of Green Law Offices, are paired with professional dancers from Fred Astaire Dance Studios to compete for the title of “Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Champion.” Alumni celebrity dancer Elizabeth Colbert-Busch emcees the event. All proceeds benefit the American Lung Association and its mission of promoting lung health and preventing disease. 

Embassy Suites, 5055 International Blvd., North Charleston. Friday, 6:30-11pm. $250. (843)556-8451, www.charlestonoxygenball.org

May 13, 2016 - 6:30pm
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Embassy Suites
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05/13/2016 - 6:30pm
 
Charleston Beer Garden

Charleston Beer Garden

Lowcountry AIDS Services

Spend the day at the 5th annual celebration of the suds, Charleston Beer Garden. Craft beer lovers rejoice, as more than 20 craft breweries showcase over 40 different beers. The Grove at Patriots Point will be transformed overnight into a playground for beer lovers including beer games, live music and an expanded Homebrewers' Village. This years festival benefits the Lowcountry AIDS Services, a nonprofit organization serving men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in the lowcountry. Tickets go on sale Sunday, February 7. Pre-sale $15; $35 VIP. Ticket prices increase February 15. $20; $40 VIP 

May 14, 2016 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
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The Grove at Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant
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05/14/2016 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Charleston Beer Garden

Charleston Beer Garden

The Grove at Patriots Point is transformed into one of Charleston’s largest pop-up beer garden for this event benefitting Lowcountry AIDS Services. The lineup features more than 40 craft ales on tap from 20 different breweries, including Goose Island, Cooper River Brewing Company, and Holy City Brewing. Stroll through the Homebrewers’ Village to learn more about brewing your own; listen to live music by The Dubplates; and take part in cornhole, arm-wrestling, and hands-free pizza-eating contests. Make sure to grab a bite from the food trucks on site like Pep Rolls, ChuckTown Mobile Seafood, and Big Boned BBQ. 

The Grove at Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, noon-7pm. $32; $25 advance; $60 VIP; $50 advance VIP. (843)747-2273, www.charlestonbeergarden.com

May 14, 2016 - 12:00pm
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The Grove at Patriots Point
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05/14/2016 - 12:00pm
 
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Anthony Aston Honors Gala

Anthony Aston Honors Gala

Former mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. and late Charleston theater veterans Patricia and Emmett Robinson are the honorees at this first-ever event celebrating local contributors to the arts and the cultural life of the Holy City. With model and actress Lauren Hutton (who has appeared 28 times on the cover of Vogue) serving as mistress of ceremonies, this black tie-optional affair includes a cocktail hour and seated dinner. Proceeds benefit The Footlight Players’ preservation, education, and operations endeavors. 

Hibernian Hall, 105 Meeting St. Tuesday, 6pm VIP reception; 7pm dinner. $150; $275 VIP. (843)722-7521, www.footlightplayers.net

May 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Hibernian Hall
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05/17/2016 - 7:00pm
 
 
Harvest Dinner

Harvest Dinner

The Green Heart Project's end of the year Harvest Dinner supports its mission of growing a healthy and vibrant community with a day full of great food, live music, and kid's activities. Hosted at its flagship urban farm at Mitchell Elementary, come out to enjoy a neighborhood-potluck style BBQ with food sourced from local farms and Green Heart's very own school gardens. All proceeds from the event support the Green Heart Project and the farm-to-school programs in the Charleston area. Tickets $20; $10 for students; free for children under 12

May 19, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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Mitchell Elementary School, 2 Perry St.
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05/19/2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Bourbon, Bowties, & Cigars

Bourbon, Bowties, & Cigars

Gentlemen can sample the finest cigars from area purveyors while sipping bourbon at this guys-only event brought to Charleston by Maker’s Mark and the charity Positive-Strides, dedicated to helping youth athletes recover from injury while educating youngsters on how to prevent sports-related harm. Adult attendees receive a complimentary glass hand-dipped in wax and can help themselves to unlimited food tastings from more than 14 area restaurants while they peruse the silent auction. 

William Aiken House, 456 King St. Thursday, 6-10pm; VIP 6-7pm. $75; $175 VIP. (843)259-2718, www.bbccharleston.org

May 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
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William Aiken House
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05/19/2016 - 6:00pm
 
Bourbon Bowties Cigars

Bourbon Bowties Cigars

Positive-Strides

The Premier Gentlemen's Event of the Season, Bourbon Bowties & Cigars is a great event for local businessmen to network and enjoy an evening with some of the finest bourbons and cigars around. Most importantly, this event benefits and raises awareness about Positive-Strides, a non-profit that advocates, educates, and supports youth injured athletes. Teaming up with Maker's Mark, attendees are treated to their own hand-dipped glass, tastings, delectable foods and a vast varitey of silent auction items. 

May 19, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
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William Aiken House, 456 King St.
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05/19/2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
 
 
 
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Ohm Radio's Second Annual Sweet Corn Cookoff at the Royal American

Ohm Radio's Second Annual Sweet Corn Cookoff at the Royal American

OHM Radio gets creative at their second annual Sweet Corn Cook Off. Seven local bands will pair up with local restaurants to create and compete for best sweet corn dish. The parings are as follows: Cary Ann Hearst and Obstinate Daughter; Justin Osborne and Taco Boy; Elise Testone and Park Café; Lindsay Holler with Matadero and Spero; Gradual Lean and Lee Lee’s Hot Kitchen; Madam Adam and Two Boroughs Larder; Very Hypnotic Soul Band and Monza. Sponsored by Awendaw Green, Cathead Liquor, Cannonborough Beverage Co, and Limehouse Produce, this family friendly event raises money for Charleston’s first and only nonprofit, non-commercial radio station. The Royal American, 970 Morrison Dr. Sunday, 2-6pm. $35 day of; $30 advance; $10 under 19. http://www.ohmradio963.org/

May 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
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The Royal American
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05/22/2016 - 2:00pm
 
Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Dinner

Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Dinner

Wine and dine for a cause at the first annual Cystic Fibrosis benefit dinner, where four top area chefs will prepare a five-course meal, complete with wine pairings. All proceeds from the event benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Guests are encouraged to wear formal attire with purple accents (in support of CF). Edisto Hall at James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Monday, 6-10pm. $75. http://teamlittlemac.com

May 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
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James County Island Park--Edisto Hall
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Southeastern Beard & Moustache Championships

Southeastern Beard & Moustache Championships

Join the weird and wonderful world of facial-hair enthusiasts as the Holy City’s Beard and Moustache Society holds its seventh annual competition. Participants turn out in their most creative facial-hair styles to compete in categories like “Full Beard Freestyle” and “Salty Dog.” Proceeds go to the Center for Women’s Lowcountry Women with Wings program, an initiative supporting ovarian cancer, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charleston. 

The Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Saturday, 7pm. $20. (843)577-6989, www.holycitybeards.org

May 27, 2016 - 7:00pm to May 29, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Memorial Day Cookout

Memorial Day Cookout

Enjoy a fun day in the sun to benefit DC Sports Club, a nonprofit providing recreational basketball programs for youth in the Lowcountry. Munch on hot dogs, fried fish, watermelon, and other summer fare at Isle of Palms County Park while participating in outdoor games and learning more about community sports opportunities. Just A Sip Company bartenders are also on hand serving up refreshing specialty cocktails. 

Isle of Palms County Park, 1 14th Ave., Isle of Palms. Saturday, 1-7pm. $20-$10; free for child under five. (843)886-3863, www.ccprc.com

May 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
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Southeastern Beard & Moustache Championships

Southeastern Beard & Moustache Championships

Join the weird and wonderful world of facial-hair enthusiasts as the Holy City’s Beard and Moustache Society holds its seventh annual competition. Participants turn out in their most creative facial-hair styles to compete in categories like “Full Beard Freestyle” and “Salty Dog.” Proceeds go to the Center for Women’s Lowcountry Women with Wings program, an initiative supporting ovarian cancer, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charleston. 

The Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Saturday, 7pm. $20. (843)577-6989, www.holycitybeards.org

May 27, 2016 - 7:00pm to May 29, 2016 - 7:00pm
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