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Swing Cancer Benefit Concert

Swing Cancer Benefit Concert

Step, shimmy, and swing at this seventh annual benefit concert hosted by Dancefx Charleston. Join the pros from the contemporary dance company as well as jazz dancers from the Charleston Dance Project, Stephen Duane and the Hot Jazz Dance Club, and Baila Conmiga as they share the stage in support of Courageous Kidz, a local organization dedicated to providing a safe haven for kids with cancer. A silent auction as well as performances from the Lowcountry’s own V-Tones and a solo set from songstress Haley Mae Campbell round out the lineup for this cause-worthy concert. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 7:30pm. $20; $15 advance. (843)853-2252, www.dancefxcharleston.com

August 1, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Charleston Music Hall
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Swing - A Cancer Benefit Concert

Swing - A Cancer Benefit Concert

Courageous Kidz

Step, shimmy, and do the Charleston as you move to the rhythm at Dancefx’s seventh annual cancer benefit concert, “Swing.” This year’s jam session will include dancers and choreography from Dancefx, a not-for-profit dance organization, as well as the Charleston Dance Project, Stephen Duane and the Hot Jazz Dance Club, and Baila Conmiga. Live music from the lowcountry’s very own V-tones of Charleston and Haley Mae Campbell will also be played, all in support of Courageous Kidz, an organization dedicated to providing a safe haven for kids with cancer. Be sure to show up early to take part in a silent auction in addition to the entertainment. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 8pm; 7:30pm auction. $20; $15 adv. (843)853-2252www.dancefxcharleston.com

August 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
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Charleston Music Hall
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08/01/2015 - 8:00pm
 
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HOOTIE’S HOMEGROWN ROUNDUP

HOOTIE’S HOMEGROWN ROUNDUP

AUGUST 7 & 8
Just in time for the new school year, the gang from Hootie and the Blowfish jump-start their annual Homegrown Roundup benefitting underprivileged local students with a Friday evening performance alongside special guest Corey Smith. The two-day extravaganza presents thousands of children with the opportunity to receive free haircuts, dental and eye exams, and a backpack of school supplies. Hootie and the Blowfish return to the stage Saturday for a grand finale concert with additional musical guests Edwin McCain and Drivin’ N’ Cryin’.  Support the cause by donating school supplies as you punch your ticket for either night’s performance. Family Circle Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island. Friday & Saturday, 7pm. $52-$28. (843)849-5300,  www.familycircletenniscenter.com

 

August 7, 2015 - 7:00pm
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Family Circle Stadium
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FISHING FOR MIRACLES KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT

FISHING FOR MIRACLES KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT

AUGUST 13-15
Cast a line at this fishing tourney benefitting both the MUSC Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina. If a $25,000 grand prize for the largest catch doesn’t have you taking the bait, nearly a dozen additional prizes and awards are also up for grabs throughout the three-day competition. Anglers and non-anglers alike can explore the Vendor Village, participate in raffles, place bids in both silent and live auctions, and enjoy live entertainment. This annual tournament, now in its 22nd year, has raised an estimated $760,000 since its launch. Ripley Light Yacht Club, 95 Ripley Point Dr. Thursday-Saturday, times vary. $350. (843)214-1408, www.fishingformiracles.org

 

August 13, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Ripley Light Yacht Club
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08/13/2015 - 12:00pm
 
Abby's Friends Golf Classic and Gala

Abby's Friends Golf Classic and Gala

Tee off for a good cause and compete for prizes at the nationally-ranked Beresford and Ralston Creek courses, both offering stunning views and incredible backdrops. Since the first Abby’s Friends Charity Golf Classic and Gala was held in June 2007, over $1,000,000 has been raised to support non-profit organizations that focus on Type I Diabetes. Registration includes an exclusive lunch buffet as well as entrance to the Black & White Evening Gala at the Daniel Island Country Club where attendees can feast on gourmet bites and dance the night away to live music from Plane Jane. Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island. Friday, 10:30am. Registration fees vary.(843)364-6731, www.abbysfriends.org

August 14, 2015 - 10:30am
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Daniel Island Club
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08/14/2015 - 10:30am
 
ABBY’S FRIENDS GOLF CLASSIC & GALA

ABBY’S FRIENDS GOLF CLASSIC & GALA

Bring your A game and hit the scenic links at Daniel Island Club’s Beresford and Ralston Creek courses for a day of friendly competition and fun at this charity golf classic benefitting Abby’s Friends, a local organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children with Type I Diabetes. After a few rounds of play, enjoy an evening of gourmet food, cocktails, and live music from Plane Jane at the celebratory Black and White Gala. Don’t forget your wallet, as all proceeds from both a silent and live auction will go toward the day’s cause. Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island. Friday, noon golf; 7pm gala. $3,000-$1,500 golf foursome; $150 gala. (843)364-6731, www.abbysfriends.org

 

August 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
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Daniel Island Club
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08/14/2015 - 7:00pm
 
COCKTAILS & CUFFLINKS

COCKTAILS & CUFFLINKS

All the single ladies have the upper hand at this one-of-a-kind live auction event featuring cocktails, delicious eats, dancing, and most importantly, some of Charleston’s most eligible bachelors. Bachelorettes have the opportunity to bid on any handsome gentleman of their choice and the accompanying date package, which include sunset cruises, jazz dinners, and more. Proceeds benefit the Ladies Enriching the Community’s mission to promote educational, economic, and cultural empowerment in the Charleston community. Charleston Visitors Center, 375 Meeting St. Saturday, 7:30pm. $25; $35 VIP. (843)284-3394, www.letcinc.org

 

August 15, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Charleston Visitors Center
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08/15/2015 - 7:30pm
 
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Freedom Benefit Concert

Freedom Benefit Concert

The Freedom Concert brings local artists together for an evening of entertainment with a purpose. Through singer-songwriter Stefanie Potter’s story-filled folk and soul music; Fiona Varner’s multicultural sound; inspiring expressions by Divine Dance, and live art creations, this concert raises awareness as well as funds for the human trafficking aftercare program, Doors to Freedom—a non-profit whose mission is to provide a safe haven for survivors of sex trafficking, while helping them achieve total restoration. Ashley River Baptist Church, 1101 Savannah Highway. Sunday, 5-7pm. Free. (843)900-SONG, www.ashleyriverchurch.org

August 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
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Ashley River Baptist Church
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08/16/2015 - 5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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