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E.g., July 2018
Sunday, Jul 22, 2018

Escape the July heat and take the kids to 34 West Theater Company for Curiouser Entertainment’s Enchanting Princess Storytime. Littles ones are sure to delight in this special hour of magical tales told by The Snow Queen, Cinderella, and more special guests. After storytime, stay for a meet and greet with the characters and complimentary photos by a professional photographer on site. Popcorn and concessions will be available for pint sized listeners—and parents! 34 West Theater Company, 200 Meeting St. Sunday, 1-2pm. $15.

Monday, Jul 23, 2018

Exploring The Charleston Museum’s collections, kids ages six through 11 can learn about dinosaurs, pirates, and ancient Egypt in this week-long, half-day camp where cultures, customs, and creatures come to life. For those little adventurers hungry for more, the museum offers an afternoon ”Heroes Week” session with even more engaging activities and explorations. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday-Friday, 9am-noon. $350-$145. (843)722-2996,

Monday, Jul 23, 2018

Charleston Library Society (CLS) invites kids ages nine to 12 to join in a five-day educational exploration and discovery camp. Featuring hands-on activities such as sculpting, building, book arts, and printmaking that emphasize environmentalism, friendship, mindfulness, and more, CLS camp is the perfect summer experience for curious kids. Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Monday-Friday, 9am-12:30pm. $150; $120 member. (843)723-9912,

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018

This year marks the second summer music partnership between Charleston Jazz and The Gibbes Museum of Art, and July brings pianist and composer Chantale Gagne to the stage. With an impressive background in music, including studying under legendary jazz pianist Kenny Barron, Gagne’s original works are highly celebrated within the genre. Joined by Peter Washington on bass and Lewis Nash on the drums, Gagne performs pieces from her latest self-produced album, Silent Strength. The Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Wednesday, 6-7pm. $25; $20 member; $10 student/faculty. (843)722-2706,

Friday, Aug 10, 2018

Appearances can be decieving, and few contemporary stage productions have so portrayed this fact as thoroughly and thoughtfully as Next To Normal, the Tony Award-winning musical that explores Bipolar Disorder and trauma within a seemingly-perfect 21st-century suburban family. Described as “a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness” within the middle class, the production manipulates pre-concieved notions of what a musical should be, demonstrating how the power of theater. Catch Summerville’s Flowertown Players as they tackle the heavyweight drama, but leave little ones at home—The Pulitzer Prize-winner is recommended for mature audiences only. Flowertown Players, 133 S Main St., Summerville. Dates & Times Vary. $30-$26. (843)875-9251,

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018

A branch of the Carolina Youth Development Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters invites bussinesses and organizations to spend a Saturday at the alley in support of one of Charleston’s most dedicated youth mentorship program. Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual fundraiser, allows six-member teams to spend a day hittin’ the pins and hanging out, while all proceeds benefit kids in the community. Beer tickets, snacks, a t-shirt, team trophy, and bowling shoes are included, so don't miss out on a fun-filled event helping a great cause. Charleston Rifle Club, 2221 Heriot St. Saturday, 10am-5pm. $500. (843)608-1741,

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018

The King of Rock n’ Roll faces off against one the the greatest pop groups in history in this thrilling showcase at Charleston Music Hall. Hear the iconic hits of Elvis Presley alongside nostalgic tunes from The Beatles in a celebration of the classics, taking place on the anniversary of Presley’s death. Tribute artist Scot Bruce gest “all shook up” and Beatles cover band The Fab Four spread the love as they go head to head with tunes such as “Houndog,” “Hey Jude,” and “Jailhouse Rock.” As two musical powerhouses come together, the evening is sure to be a rocking good time. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Sunday, 7:00pm. $35-$25. (562)480-7951,

Saturday, Aug 18, 2018

It's hard to beat the combo of baseball and brews. At this event sponsored by Kickin’ Chicken, attendees are invited to spend a night under the stadium lights sampling over 100 local and domestic beers, as well as fare from a parade of local food trucks. From lagers to stouts, the Ballpark Festival of Beers promises something for every taste. Look out for live entertainment, cornhole, and more. Joseph P. Riley Jr Park, 360 Fishburne Street. Saturday, 7pm. $30.

Saturday, Aug 18, 2018

For the first time in its 17-year history, the Major League Lacrosse Championship is making its way to the Holy City. This match between the top two teams in the league, consisting of nine organizations ranging Florida to Boston, is held at Daniel Island’s MUSC Health Stadium. If you're unfamiliar with the league or you’re looking to brush up on your LAX knowledge, catch a regular season game between the Charlotte Hounds and Atlanta Blaze on Saturday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the MUSC Stadium. Then, for the Championship, home of the Charleston Battery transform into an arena for the two-night event, where fans can witness some of the best lacrosse players in the country in action.  MUSC Health Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Dr. Saturday, 7:00 p.m. $100-$25.

Saturday, Sep 08, 2018

Head to The Purple Buffalo for Extra Chill Fest, a local music event sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon. Featuring bands such as Human Resources, Whitehall, Contour, Daddy's Beemer, Niecy Blues and others, the festival offers shows on both indoor and outdoor stages with 10 percent of proceeds benefitting the Carolina Youth Action Project. Local food vendors are on-site, as well as local artists and vendors peddling handmade goods. The Purple Buffalo, 2702 Azalea Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 4pm. $20.  

Sunday, Sep 16, 2018

Known for his brash, often politically incorrect humor, Bill Burr promises to keep the Holy City in stitches even longer than expected with the addition of a second show at the Gaillard Center. Immediately following his scheduled 7 p.m. appearance, catch the Bostonian comic extolling his brazen brand of “wisdom” in a special encore. Burr, who got his start on The Chapelle Show, is known for reoccuring roles on shows like Breaking Bad and his Monday Morning podcast, where he gives listeners his thoughts on everything from yoga to believing in ghosts. A favorite with late night hosts Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon, Burr's signature, disgruntled 40-something persona is more than just a clichéit's a tool to bring to light what he feels needs changing in the world. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Sunday, 10pm. $53-$44. (843)242-3099,

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018

Part of the Gaillard Center's Director Series and Classic Great Performance Series, classical pianist Emanuel Ax performs works from his broad repetoire. Currently a Portland native, Ax grew up in Winnipeg before moving to New York City where his musical career took off in earnest. A winner of multiple awards including the Avery Fisher Prize, Ax is a champion of contemporary composers. With works by John Adams, Christopher Rouse, and Melinda Wagner on the docket, Ax's musicality and grandiose performance style is sure to make for an evening of subtle sophistication. The Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Tuesday, 7:30pm. (843)242-3102,

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

Enjoy a night of fun and fellowship in the crisp fall weather during the fourth-annual Harvest Fest at Johnson Family Farm. The five course meal is crafted by local chef Brannon Florie of Pier 41, and attendees can expect fresh fare sourced directly from Johsnon Family Farms. Enjoy an evening of delectable dishes, good conversation, and live entertainment by local musicians the Lowhills and Bogan Mask. Johnson Family Farms, 10882 U.S. 17. Thursday, 6-9pm. $125.