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E.g., June 2017
Saturday, Jul 01, 2017

When you can’t make it to the National Theatre in London, indulge in the next best thing. All summer long, local theater company 34 West hosts screenings of some of Britain‘s most acclaimed dramatic performances, including Peter Pan (July 2-3) and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (July 16-17). Settle in with a glass of wine and enjoy up-close viewings of these contemporary productions. 34 West Theater Co., 200 Meeting St. Days & times vary. $20. (843)901-9343, http://www.34west.org/


Saturday, Jul 01, 2017

Singer-songwriter and South Carolina native Edwin McCain brings his romantic tunes to the Windjammer. With hits like "I'll Be" or "I Could Not Ask For More," McCain delivers two evenings of enduring love songs and smooth sax, perfect for a summer night out. The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. Saturday-Sunday, 9pm. $25.(843)886-8596, the-windjammer.com


Sunday, Jul 02, 2017

Boone Hall Plantation and 103.5 WEZL host the third annual Stars and Guitars, a patriotic evening of food, drinks, and country music. Nashville star Trace Adkins is joined by up-and-coming bands Midland and Runaway June. Pack up your lawn chairs and snag a spot on the plantation‘s scenic lawn for a boot-stompin‘ performance. Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 4:30pm. $50; $40 advance. (843)884-4371, www.boonehallplantation.com


Monday, Jul 03, 2017

Already known for their inventive, cross-cultural tendancies, Butcher & Bee takes it up a notch with guest chef Jonathan Wu of NYC's acclaimed Fung Tu. Heavily inspired by his Chinese hertiage and traditional culinary upbringing, Wu is known for his artful blend of Asian and American influence in his dishes. For one night only, Wu teams up with B&B's own Chelsey Conrad to prepare a meal that pairs his Chinese-American cuisine with her unique Southern/Middle Eastern style. Guests can expect a collection of creative summer plates, served a la carte. Reservations are recommended. Butcher & Bee, 1085 Morrison Dr. Monday, 5-9 pm. (843)619-0202, butcherandbee.com


Tuesday, Jul 04, 2017

Looking for a front-row seat to the fireworks? Take in the view from the flight deck of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. The party, which spills onto land, offers live entertainment, food and beverages available for purchase, and an activity area for kids (complete with a jump castle). Tickets sell out quickly, so purchase yours soon, or enjoy the show for free from the waterfront. Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Tuesday, 6pm. $110-$40. (843)884-2727, www.patriotspoint.org


Tuesday, Jul 04, 2017

Celebrate Independence Day on the beautiful Mount Pleasant pier with a night of live music, dancing, and fireworks. Groove to classic beach and party tunes by Charleston’s own Recollections Band, and enjoy on-site food and refreshments that are available for purchase. Tickets sell out, so be sure to buy yours in advance. Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Tuesday, 7pm. $10-$8. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com


Thursday, Jul 06, 2017

Blue Bicycle Books hosts The New York Times best-selling author Patti Callahan Henry for a luncheon at Halls Chophouse in celebration of her newest novel, The Idea of Love. The story tells of a screenwriter named Harper who packs his bags and moves from Hollywood to a small South Carolina town where he meets Ella, the beautiful girl who inspires his greatest love story yet. Chat with the author over lunch, then visit Blue Bicycle Books after the meal for champagne and a book signing. Halls Chophouse, 432 King St. Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St. Monday, 11:30am. $58 for luncheon & signed copy; $30 for luncheon. (843)722-2666, www.bluebicyclebooks.com


Friday, Jul 07, 2017

Nashville painter Adam Hall presents a new collection of landscapes and oceanscapes in an exhibit that takes its title from the Isaac Newton quote “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Hall notes, “...many of these new paintings are from a higher point of view, as if a child was on your shoulders looking out upon the vast mystery ahead...I’m hoping to provoke the viewer to have a child’s sense of wonder and questioning, but more importantly the sense that it’s safe. There is no need to worry.” Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (843) 805-8052, www.robertlangestudios.com


Friday, Jul 07, 2017

Hailing from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, expressionist artist Charles Nkomo is known for his bright, abstract depictions of African landscapes, wildlife, and people. In addition to being a resident painter at the National Art Gallery, Nkomo—who has shown his work in Africa, Europe, and the United States—is bringing his talents to Charleston for the first time. Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad St. Friday, 5-8pm. Free. (843)723-0303, www.marymartinart.com


Friday, Jul 07, 2017

Pack your blankets and chairs and kick back on the Village Green as Freshfields Village welcomes a new band every Friday night through Labor Day. Bring the whole family out for this month‘s performances by Diverse Groove (July 7), Three Sheets Island Band (July 14), The Strumdogs (July 21), and Travis Allison Band (July 28). Freshfields Village, 165 Village Green Ln., Kiawah Island. Friday, 6-9pm. Free. (843)768-6491, www.freshfieldsvillage.com


Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017

Horse lovers of all ages won‘t want to miss the Charleston Summer Classics at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. This annual horse show, hosted by Classic Company, offers something new this year with the addition of two Grand Prix competitions along with a lineup of hunter, jumper, and equitation events. Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, 2662 Mullet Hall Rd., John‘s Island. Days & times vary. Free. (843)768-5503, www.classiccompany.com


Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017

A rising star on the country scene, Cody Jinks’s unique sound epitomizes traditional Southern rock. While the Texas native has been playing shows across the country with his band The Tone Deaf Hippies since the late 2000s, the release of his 2016 solo album,I’m Not the Devil, shot him to the top of the Billboard Country charts. Now back on tour, Jinks wins over audiences with his smooth baritone and bittersweet melodies. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Wednesday, 8pm. $152-$36.50. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Thursday, Jul 13, 2017

For the final installment in this race series, participate in a 5K through Charles Towne Landing. As you run, take in the beautiful marsh scenery in the very place where early settlers first docked. Bring the little ones along beforehand for the Kids Fun Run; then, after the race, enjoy food, beer, and an awards ceremony at this historic location. Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Thursday, 6:15pm Kids Fun Run; 7pm 5K. $35-$10. (843)224-7878, www.racethelanding.com


Thursday, Jul 13, 2017

With nearly four decades of experience in the music industry, Grammy Award-winner Steve Earle is something of a renaissance man. As a songwriter, his work has been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Vince Gil. As a muscian, Earle released his first solo EP in 1982 and has been touring and recording ever since. His latest album with The Dukes, So You Wannabe An Outlaw, reminds listeners of his Nashville roots and the quintessential country sound that he helped foster. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 7:30pm. $55-$35. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Friday, Jul 14, 2017

Cyclists, gear up for a three-day ride on a stunning 250-mile course beginning in Simpsonville and ending in Charleston. Each dollar raised is donated to support the Alzheimer’s Association‘s research and efforts to provide patients with treatment. Heritage Park, 861 SE Main St., Simpsonville. Friday-Sunday, 7:30am. $500 fundraising minimum; $100 registration. (864)224-3045, www.aridetoremember.org


Friday, Jul 14, 2017

To celebrate the city‘s prominent surf culture, the Charleston Music Hall hosts a Surf in the City film screening. In conjunction with the Carolina Surf Film Festival and Channels surf shop, this double feature includes the world premiere of Taylor Steele‘s Proximity and Keith Malloy‘s Fish People. Enjoy beachy vibes on the peninsula with fish tacos from Coast Bar and Grill, and enter a raffle to win local surf gear. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday, 8pm. $10. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Friday, Jul 14, 2017

Don’t let summer fly by before you catch a concert at The Windjammer, dancing up a sweat, then cooling down on the back deck with ocean views and breezes. On this July night, Nashville’s Maradeen opens for hometown faves Dead 27s—comprised of Wallace Mullinax, Trey Francis, Will Evans, Oliver Goldstein, and Daniel Crider, whose blend of rock and soul has earned them opening slots with the likes of Toubab Krewe, Col. Bruce Hampton, and Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Not yet familiar with their music? Give 2016 LP Ghosts Are Calling Out a listen. The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. Friday, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $12; $10 advance. (843) 886-8948


Saturday, Jul 15, 2017

Lace up your tennis shoes for a summertime race along the shore. Adults can enter either 5K or 10K distances, while kids four to 14 are invited to join in the Youth Fun Runs beginning at 9 a.m. Following the races, participants head to The Windjammer to enjoy celebratory bites and drinks. An awards ceremony for all age groups is held on the sand behind the restaurant. The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. Saturday, 8am. $35; $15 Youth Fun Runs. (843)886-8294, www.iop.net


Saturday, Jul 15, 2017

Comedy star Tom Segura brings his “No Teeth, No Entry” tour to the Lowcountry. Known for his multiple stand-up specials (currently streaming on Netflix); television appearances; and award-winning podcast, Your Mom’s House, Segura’s deadpan approach and sometimes self-deprecating humor is sure to entertain. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Saturday, 8pm. $60-$33. (843)724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.com


Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017

Bay Street Biergarten happily welcomes Charleston‘s dog-loving crowd back for Puppies & Pints, so bring your furry friends along to enjoy food and drink specials. For those of you in search of a doggy date, Lowcountry Animal Rescue is on site with pets ready to be adopted. A portion of the evening‘s proceeds are donated to the organization, so come out and show your puppy love. Bay Street Biergarten, 549 E Bay St. Wednesday, 4-7pm. Free. (843)266-2437, www.baystreetbiergarten.com


Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017

The Gibbes has teamed up with local nonprofit Charleston Jazz for a summer concert series inspired by exhibits on display at the museum. This month welcomes The Demetrius Doctor Trio, a group of three native Charlestonians influenced by their Gullah-Geechee roots and upbringing in AME churches. Praised for its rich blend of rhythm, jazz, and gospel, The Demetrius Doctor Trio is sure to put on a soulful performance. The Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Wednesday, 6-7pm. $20; $15 member; $10 student. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org


Thursday, Jul 20, 2017

Dive into weekend-mode a day early with an evening on the waterfront—complete with sea turtles, fish, and alligators, plus yard games, rocking chairs, and cold brews. The July installment of the South Carolina Aquarium’s seasonal After-Hours series delivers block-party festivities outside while inviting guests to roam the facility and enjoy animal shows specially curated by the education staff. It’s the perfect opportunity to check out the new Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery exhibit. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Thursday, 5-10 p.m. $30; free for member. (843) 577-3474


Friday, Jul 21, 2017

Experience the best of every musical genre during this lively variety show produced by Broadway veterans Brad and Jennifer Moranz. This year’s lineup features a sampling of today‘s pop hits alongside country, rock ‘n‘ roll, and more. For an additional $32, enjoy dinner at Vincent Chicco‘s or Virginia‘s on King before the show. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $38; $33 senior/military; $21 student; $18 child under 12. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Saturday, Jul 22, 2017

Heavily influenced by his father‘s success as a country music legend, Hank Williams Jr. created his own sound with boisterous rock ‘n‘ roll rifts, heartfelt blues lyrics, and twangy country melodies. Williams‘s talent as a vocalist and musician earned him a rightful place in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame along with several Grammy nominations and Country Music Association Awards. Strap on your cowboy boots and head to Volvo Car Stadium to sing along during a night of fan favorites including “A Country Boy Can Survive“ and “There‘s a Tear in My Beer.“ Volvo Car Stadium, 167 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island. Saturday, 7:30pm. $226-$41. (843)856-7900, www.hankjr.com


Sunday, Jul 23, 2017

Two-time Grammy winner Jason Isbell returns to Charleston this summer with his full band in tow. Praised by The New York Times as “one of America’s thoroughbred songwriters,” Isbell is known for his timeless Americana sound, inspired by his Alabama roots and the likes of Neil Young. Isbell’s highly anticipated album, The Nashville Sound, released on June 16, follows the success of his award-winning record, Something More Than Free. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Sunday, 7pm. $50-$39. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com


Monday, Jul 24, 2017

Young readers, rejoice! The Charleston Library Society (CLS) summer camp promises rising sixth- through ninth-graders a week of literary exploration focused on books with the theme of “building a better world.” Participants learn from CLS‘s experts about everything from cartooning to bookbinding. Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Monday-Friday, 9am-12:30pm. $150; $120 member. (843)723-9912, www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org


Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017

Charleston Music Hall keeps the Bill Murray flicks coming, this month serving up Lost in Translation. The late Roger Ebert wrote that Murray’s acting in this 2003 Academy Award winner “is surely one of the most exquisitely controlled performances in recent movies. Without it, the film could be unwatchable. With it, I can’t take my eyes away.” Be sure to check out the Murray-themed art exhibit upstairs, too. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Wednesday, 7 p.m. doors; 7:30 p.m. show. $8. (843) 853-2252


Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017

This summer, Charleston Music Hall pays homage to local celebrity Bill Murray with showings of his many classic films. In addition to the screenings, there is a Murray-themed art exhibit in the theater’s upstairs gallery. On July 26, sit back and enjoy the 2003 Academy Award-winning Lost in Translation and look forward to Broken Flowers and The Life Aquatic next month. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Wednesday, 7:30pm. $8. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Friday, Jul 28, 2017

A rotating cast of comedians, musicians, and other talented local artists pop into this underground comedy series featuring original skits and songs. Co-produced by Henry Riggs and Maari Suorsa, Rip City CHS is taking over Redux’s sleek new space the last Friday of every month through October, so if you can’t make it to this show, try the next one! Redux Contemporary Art Center, 1056 King St. Friday, 9 p.m. $5. (843) 722-0697


Friday, Jul 28, 2017

At this monthly series co-produced by local comedians Henry Riggs and Maari Suorsa, expect the unexpected. Designed to encourage humorous experimentation, RIP City welcomes different improvisers, stand-up comedians, musicians, actors, and writers each time to perform unconventional skits. Head to the new Redux location for a night full of laughter, but leave the kids at home—this wacky show is for mature audiences. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 1056 King St. Friday, 9pm. $5. (843)722-0697, rwww.eduxstudios.org