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EVENT CALENDAR

E.g., September 2018
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018

Lowcountry Local First brings business leaders to the stage to share their tools for growing a prosperous company that also gives back. Mingle with like-minded entrepreneurs at breakfast, lunch, and happy hour. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $200-$140. www.goodbusinesssummit.org


Thursday, Sep 20, 2018

Get creative with your “construction couture” for this Charleston Habitat for Humanity fundraiser. After cocktail hour and silent-auction bidding, indulge in food and drinks while grooving to great tunes and participating in the live auction. The Cedar Room, 701 East Bay St. Thursday, 6:30-10:30 p.m. $125. (843) 203-4025, www.charlestonhabitat.org


Friday, Sep 21, 2018

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, or ”Rach 3,” considered one of the most technically challenging concertos ever written, comes to life as pianist Stewart Goodyear joins the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Originally from Canada, Goodyear attended Julliard before touring the world with symphonies from Frankfurt to San Francisco, playing many a famed concert hall along the way. Experience his unparalleled talent as he takes on this exquisite piece.Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Friday & Saturday, 7:30-9:30pm. $87-$22. (843)242-3099, www.gaillardcenter.org


Friday, Sep 21, 2018

Quiana Parler, Charlton Singleton, and friends unite to pay tribute to one of the most celebrated female artists of all time: Whitney Houston. Lead vocalist Parler has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages with artists such as Kelly Clarkson and is renowned as one of the most sought-after singers in the Lowcountry. Singleton, a Charleston native, made his mark on the jazz scene with unmatched skill on the trumpet. Don’t miss their epic tribute to the iconic “I Will Always Love You” songstress. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 8pm. $22-$17. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Friday, Sep 21, 2018

Bluegrass group Trampled by Turtles has a sound almost as unique as its name. On its Life is Good on the Open Road tour, the band enhances its tunes with more plucky banjo and fiddle melodies, as well as experimentation with new pop elements. After appearing at major festivals from Coachella to Bonnaroo, the group returns to the Holy City for a more intimate Music Farm show. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Friday, 9pm. $25. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com


Saturday, Sep 22, 2018

Grab a pink T-shirt and join hundreds of community members in the fight against breast cancer. Presented by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a nonprofit organization that aims to someday see a world without the disease, this year’s 25th annual 5K run/walk is open to all ages and hopes to raise upwards of $100,000 for the cause. The fundraising efforts of each participant contribute to research, patient care, and more. Arrive early to explore the Race Village, open at 7 a.m., and get running by 8:30. Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. Saturday, 8:30am. Prices vary. (843)556-8011, www.komensouthcarolina.org


Sunday, Sep 23, 2018

If a trip to London’s National Theatre isn’t in the cards, Charleston’s own 34 West offers the next best thing. Catch a screening of the theater’s production of Julie, an adaptation of August Strindberg’s play, Miss Julie. Starring Vanessa Kirby of The Crown, the play tells the story of an average party turned fight for survival, enticing audiences the world over. 34 West Theatre Company, 200 Meeting St. Sunday, 7pm. $20. (843)901-9343, www.34west.org


Monday, Sep 24, 2018

Rock out at Monday’s VIP Party and ProAmJam Concert, then hit the links with musicians, entertainers, and athletes during Tuesday’s golf tournament. Daniel Island Clubhouse, 600 Island Park Dr. Times & prices vary. www.proamjam.org


Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018

Charleston Music Hall hosts Lip Sync for Lungs Live: Battle III, benefitting the American Lung Association (ALA) and hosted by Geoff Richardson. This year’s Charleston “celebrities,” including Lauren Fox and Heather Holmquest, battle with microphones in hand to be named the ultimate lip sync champion. Audience members vote for the winner, so grab a ticket to cheer on your favorite and aid a good cause. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Wednesday, 7pm. $55-$35. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Thursday, Sep 27, 2018

Since its signature cookware first hit the market in 1925, Le Creuset has been a household name worldwide. Though the kitchen gear normally goes for top dollar, this sale, taking place in Charleston for the second time, offers unbeatable prices on limited-edition colors and styles for a worthy cause. Area chefs are on hand to demo the wares, and the event also features live music, drinks, and small bites. Every penny of ticket sales directly benefits Palmetto Goodwill’s Culinary Kick-Start Program and the Culinary Institute of Charleston Scholarships, aiding students and jobseekers in the food and beverage industry. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday, 4-8:30pm; Friday & Saturday, 9am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm. $25 Thursday; $10 Friday & Saturday; free Sunday. www.lecreuset.com/factorytotable


Thursday, Sep 27, 2018

For the 35th year, the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in conjunction with the MOJA Planning Committee celebrates the cultural influence of African-American and Caribbean art during this 11-day festival. Kicking off with an opening-day parade, MOJA offers a slew of events, many free to attend, including Heritage Day in Marion Square, and an exhibit at City Gallery. Be sure to visit Hampton Park on October 7 for live music and eats at the MOJA Finale. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843)724-7305, www.mojafestival.com


Thursday, Sep 27, 2018

Le Creuset has been world–renowned since their first enamaled cast iron cookware hit the market in 1925. Though the kitchen gear normally sells for top dollar, the Le Creuset Factory-to-Table Sale Event, taking place in Charleston for the second time, offers unbeatable prices on limited-edition colors and styles for a worthy cause. Top Charleston chefs are on hand to demo the wares at the event, also featuring live music, drinks, and small bites. Every penny of the ticket sales directly benefits Palmetto Goodwill’s Culinary Kick-Start Program and the Culinary Inisitute of Charleston, aiding students and eagar jobseekers in the food and beverage industry. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Thursday, 4-8:30pm; Friday-Saturday, 9am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm. $25 Thursday; $10 Friday & Saturday; free Sunday. lecreuset.com/factorytotable


Thursday, Sep 27, 2018

A recent inductee of the Grand Ole Opry, country star Chris Young is joined by newcomers Kane Brown and Morgan Evans for a night packed with genre favorites. Young first rose to stardom with his 2006 hit, “You’re Gonna Love Me,” and continues to produce Top 20 singles, including his recent chart-topper, “I’m Comin’ Over.” Brown and Evans are following in the headliner’s footsteps, climbing the charts with their respective tunes “Heaven” and “Kiss Somebody.” Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Dr. Thursday, 7pm. $300-$55. (800)677-2293, www.volvocarstadiumconcerts.com


Thursday, Sep 27, 2018

Get ready for a show that’ll have you in stiches. Founded in Chicago in 1959, The Second City is the country’s first improvisational comedy troupe, having expanded its reach with bases in Toronto and Los Angeles. The Second City is where icons such as Tina Fey, Bill Murray, and Steve Carrell got their comedic start, so hilarity is guaranteed. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 7:30pm. $35. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Friday, Sep 28, 2018

Three contemporary artists revisit the dark works of Louise Nevelson, a 20th-century artist who led a movement in contemporary sculpting, focusing on striking, monochromatic assemblages. Thirty-five years after the Gibbes last exhibited Nevelson’s work and 30 years following her death, the museum pays tribute to the artist with pieces by Chakaia Booker, Lauren Fensterstock, and Kate Gilmore crafted in everything from rubber tires and shells to paint in motion. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Sunday, 1-5pm; Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm. $15-$6. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org


Friday, Sep 28, 2018

Back in 1983, “Louise Nevelson, Sculpture” filled the Gibbes Museum’s Main Gallery. To honor the 35th anniversary of Nevelson’s unforgettable exhibition, the Gibbes now revisits the pioneering 20th-century sculptor’s monochromatic assemblages. The new exhibit brings in pieces by artists Chakaia Booker, Kate Gilmore, and Lauren Fensterstock (whose 2016 work in shells, wood, and mixed media, The Order of Things, is shown above), conveying the impact that the late Nevelson had on contemporary sculptors. The Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $15; $13 senior; $10 college student; $6 under 18. (843) 722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org


Friday, Sep 28, 2018

Bring the whole family, lawn chairs and blankets in tow, to scenic Charles Towne Landing for a twilight screening fit for all ages. The state historic site hosts a movie night for loyal Star Wars fans and newbies alike, featuring the newest film in the franchise, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase before the show starts, so cozy up and enjoy. Charles Towne Landing Founders Hall, 1500 Towne Rd. Friday, 6pm. Free. (843)852-2965, www.foundershallcharleston.com


Friday, Sep 28, 2018

Enjoy an elegant seated dinner, live entertainment, auctions, and plenty of dancing at this year’s A Night for the Children Gala, hosted by the Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC). The CYDC empowers abused and neglected youth in the community by creating a safe environment through support programs in education, Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring, and more. All proceeds from this year’s 15th-annual Alice in Wonderland-themed event benefit vulnerable children and families in the Lowcountry, so dust off your dancing shoes. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Friday, 7-10pm. $175. (843)266-5200, www,cydc.org


Saturday, Sep 29, 2018

This 5K run benefits A-21, a nonprofit dedicated to abolishing human trafficking on a global scale that started in Australia in 2008 and has since expanded to 12 countries. Hit the streets of Summerville to help bring today’s slave crisis to light. All proceeds help fund the rescue and rehabilitation of those trapped in slavery. Summerville Catholic School, 226 Black Oak Blvd., Summerville. Saturday, 9am-1pm. $25. www.eventbrite.com


Saturday, Sep 29, 2018

Join the Charleston Horticultural Society at the new Pavilion at Middleton Place for a of butterfly education, coffee, a buffet lunch, and a tour of the plantation. Butterfly specialist, entomologist, and former Cypress Gardens Director Dwight Williams will present a two-part butterfly symposium focused on Lowcountry butterfly gardens and the best plants for pollinators. Guests can grab coffee upon arrival and treat themselves to lunch on site following the program, with the option to tour Middleton in the afternoon. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Saturday, 9:30am-1pm. $85; $65 for CHS member. (843)579-9922, chashortsoc.org


Saturday, Sep 29, 2018

Your tots’ favorite animated series makes its way to Charleston this month, bringing the beloved Paw Patrol characters to life for four exciting performances. Famous for their heroics, these four-legged friends know “no job is too big; no pup is too small.” Catch the matinee or the morning show to make your kids’ dreams come true—and to have the theme song stuck in your head for the rest of the week. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday & Sunday, 10am & 2pm. Prices vary. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com


Saturday, Sep 29, 2018

Trade your flip-flops for running shoes and join the South Carolina Aquarium’s Turtle Trek Sunset Beach Run. At this sunset 5K fit for the whole family (there’s a kids’ fun run, too), all proceeds benefit the aquarium’s Sea Turtle Care Center and oceanic conservation initiatives. After the evening race, participants can kick back at The Windjammer for a party with food, drinks, and an awards ceremony. 1 14th Ave., Isle of Palms. Saturday, 4pm. $40-$15. www.runsignup.com


Saturday, Sep 29, 2018

Return to the jazz age as accomplished trumpeter Byron Stripling, known for his signature spin on Louis Armstrong’s sound, and vocalist Carmen Bradford join the Charleston Symphony Orchestra to recreate the iconic collaboration between Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. The evening features hits from the Great American Songbook and iconic duets such as ”Cheek to Cheek.” Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Saturday, 7:30-9:30pm. $87-$22. (843)242-3099, www.gaillardcenter.org


Saturday, Sep 29, 2018

Fronted by former SUSTO band member Johnny Delaware, Charleston-based indie-rockers The Artisanals made waves with their debut EP, Literally Anywhere, in 2017. Drawing inspiration from diverse artists such as Bruce Springsteen and The War On Drugs, the Holy City-based group releases their self-titled LP on September 20, celebrating a week later with hometown release show. Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Saturday, 8pm. $15-$12. (843)571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com


Saturday, Sep 29, 2018

After a decade-long hiatus, Squirrel Nut Zippers embark on a revival tour, stopping in the Holy City. Founded in Chapel Hill in the mid-‘90s before solidifying their big-band sound in The Big Easy, the group broke onto the mainstream charts. Reformed two years ago by original guitarist Jimbo Mathus to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its seminal album, Hot, the band returns to the road, promoting its comeback release, Back in Burgundy.Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 8pm. $35-$25. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Sunday, Sep 30, 2018

Partnered with Manduka and Project OM, The Works hosts an event for breast cancer awareness, complete with a Q & A with breast cancer oncologists and survivors, an hour-long yoga session with The Works, and juices and snacks from Blend Juice Bar. Gather at the Cedar Room for a chance to participate in the special The Works Basics session, where yoga enthusiasts of all levels are welcome. Even better, 100% of ticket sales directly fund breast cancer research. The Cedar Room, 701 E Bay St. #200. Sunday, 11am-1pm. $45. theworkschs.com 


Sunday, Sep 30, 2018

Take to the water ona  sunset cruise in support of Charleston County Parks’ nonprofit partner, The Parklands Foundation. The organization’s mission is to initiate and maintain projects that actively encourage community members to experience Charleston County Parks, while also advocating for a healthy and safe lifestyle. Guests 21 are invited to enjoy an evening of music, appetizers, and drinks aboard the Palmetto BreezeShem Creek, 100 Church St., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 5-7pm. $50. (843)795-4386, ccprc.com


Friday, Oct 05, 2018

The Sportsman's Gallery & Michael Paderewski Fine Art are pleased to announce their 20th Anniversary Show, running October 5 through November 2.  To celebrate this momentous occasion, the gallery has asked each of their accomplished artists to create a miniature work representative of their unique style. The show perfectly coincides with the upcoming holiday season, allowing collectors to obtain an excellent (and economical) sample of work by the gallery’s artists. The subjects range from upland bird hunting, fly fishing, bird dogs, landscapes, wildlife, and more. The Sportsman's Gallery 165 King St., Charleston. Monday- Friday 10:30am-5:30pm; Saturday 11am-5pm. Free. (843)727-1224, sportsmansgallery.com 


Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018

Celebrate the launch of mellBella Photography’s She's My Hero calendar and support female empowerment at the Center for Women! After arriving at the free event, grab a drink, explore the plantation, and participate in the silent auction, all while learning the stories of the amazing women fetaured in the calendar. During the big reveal, emcee Erin Keinzle of Lowcountry Live presents the She’s My Hero honorees with their portraits. All proceeds from calendar sales, the auction, and other donations benefit the Center for Women. Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Pointe Rd. Mount Pleasant. Wednesday, 6-9pm. Free. (843)766-6888, facebook.com/events/178727112797439/ 


Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018

One of today’s most renowned comics, Eddie Izzard stops in the Lowcountry during his “Force Majeure” tour. His performances have made their way to over 40 countries and have been translated into four langauges, promising both laughter and sincerity. Izzard’s show, titled after his successful book, “Believe Me,” is a unique blend of gut-busting humor and raw, real-life drama as the comedian tells personal stories that reveal the man behind the jokes. Catch the New York Times best selling author and world-renowned comedian as he appears at the Gaillard for one night only. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Tuesday, 8pm. $79-$39. (843)724-5212, gaillardcenter.org