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E.g., September 2017
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017

Legendary drummer T.S. Monk, son of Blue Note Records artist Thelonious Monk, joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra to perform favorite tunes from the jazz label‘s best-known artists, including John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Herbie Hancock. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 5pm & 8pm. $60-$25; $55-$25 senior; $10 student. (843)641-0011, www.charlestonjazz.com


Saturday, Sep 16, 2017

Durham, North Carolina, six-piece band Delta Rae takes its unique mix of Americana and country-rock on the road fresh off the release of its latest single, “A Long and Happy Life.“ Comprised of three siblings and three close friends, the group is known for its synchronic melodies and energetic on-stage presence. Delta Rae was recently included on Forbes‘ 30 under 30 list and among Rolling Stone‘s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.” Check out this infectious performance and groove along to upbeat tunes when the band makes its way to Charleston this month. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Saturday, 8pm. $20-$16. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com


Sunday, Sep 17, 2017

For an intimate chamber music experience, head to one of the beautiful homes across Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island, and downtown, where you can enjoy concerts featuring a small group of talented instrumentalists. Each performance lasts about an hour and is followed by a reception during which guests have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the musicians. Locations vary. Monday, 7:30pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, 7pm; Sunday, 3pm. $50. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.com


Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

Through September 24, the Gibbes Museum of Art displays a unique collection of watercolor paintings by naturalist, artist, and writer Mark Catesby. In celebration of the exhibit, Coastal Expeditions is offering Catesby-themed tours centered around his work. Hop aboard one of the company‘s vessels to explore the Charleston Harbor and its connecting rivers as you learn about Catesby‘s efforts to catalog much of the flora and fauna in the American Southeast. During this two-hour tour, guides help guests to identify some of the various species originally recorded by Catesby. Coastal Expeditions, Shem Creek Campus, 514-B Mill St. Friday, 6:30-8:30pm. $45. (843)884-7684, www.coastalexpeditions.com


Friday, Sep 22, 2017

Charleston Arts Festival and Redux Contemporary Arts Center have teamed up with Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) for this third annual art exhibit. The beer of choice for hipsters, college kids, and anyone who enjoys a $2 cold one, PBR has encouraged people from all walks of life to submit their best work inspired by the classic American brew. Local musicians provide live entertainment as guests peruse pieces in many mediums, including paintings, sculptures, and textile art. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 1056 King St. Friday 7-11pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org


Friday, Sep 22, 2017

A new, extended version of the discontinued JAIL BREAK arts celebration, this festival brings artists and community members together to create, view, and appreciate art across a number of mediums. Head to the Music Hall on October 5 for Pecha Kucha 27, including visual artist presenters Paul Cristina, Fletcher Williams, Becca Barnet, and more. Additional events take place throughout the month along with art exhibits at The Southern and Beresford Studios. Don‘t miss the Halloween Festival Finale on October 28 at The Royal American from 4 to 11 p.m. with musical headliners Brave Baby and Beach Tiger accompanied by a performance by the DanceLab troupe. Locations, times, & prices vary. www.charlestonartsfestival.com


Saturday, Sep 23, 2017

Sister Summit, a nonprofit dedicated to motivating and inspiring women of color, hosts this weekend-long conference focused on empowerment. Invited speakers discuss important topics relevant to women, including building confidence, developing business and personal skills, overcoming adversity, and setting goals. There is also a half-day workshop designed for business-minded women, a morning exercise class, and a parting breakfast. Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd. Friday-Sunday, times vary. $99. (843)723-3000, http://www.sistersummit.com/


Saturday, Sep 23, 2017

Celebrate the four-legged members of your family at this Charleston Animal Society-sponsored event with live music, tasty German bites and beer, and animal demos and exhibits. Dress your furry friends in their best getup to participate in the pet parade, or let your pooches try their paw at the lure-chasing course. North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. Saturday, 11am-4pm. $5; free for child under 12. (843)762-5585, www.ccpr.com


Saturday, Sep 23, 2017

Currently, all seven species of sea turtles are considered to be threatened or endangered. The South Carolina Aquarium, partnered with the Department of Natural Resources, tries to ensure that these creatures will continue to be a part of marine life by caring for sick and injured animals in its Sea Turtle Care Center. To support those efforts, participate in this sunset run or walk on the beautiful Isle of Palms; there‘s even a Fun Run for kids. Following the event, head to the Windjammer for an awards ceremony with food, music, and raffle prizes. Isle of Palms County Park, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. Saturday, 4-9pm. $40; $20 kids Fun Run. (843)577-3474, www.scaquarium.org


Sunday, Sep 24, 2017

Take part in a Southern culinary tradition while enjoying a sunset over the scenic marshland surrounding Morris Island. This on-the-water excursion offers potential dolphin sightings and a meal of delicious down-home seafood. Sunset Cay Marina, 66 9th St. W., Folly Beach. Sunday, 4:30-7:30pm. $65. (843)813-5009, www.fareharbor.com


Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

For the 34th year, the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in conjunction with the MOJA Planning Committee celebrate 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 which are free to attend, including a Reggae Block Dance at Brittlebank Park, Heritage Day in Marion Square, and a visual arts exhibit at City Gallery. Be sure to catch one of three free verse poetry sessions and head to Hampton Park on October 8 for the MOJA Finale. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843)724-7305, http://www.mojafestival.com/home/


Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

Over the last three decades, the Charleston chapter of Habitat for Humanity has built more than 80 new homes and completed 16 major renovations, impacting more than 600 citizens. This year, help the cause during Builder Bash held in the stunning Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory with live music, an auction, and bites and beverages. Get creative with your evening wear for an event that calls for “construction couture,“ meaning a mix of cocktail attire with adornments such as caution tape and yellow helmets. Proceeds benefit the organization‘s efforts to eliminate substandard housing. The Cedar Room, 701 East Bay St., Ste. 200. Thursday, 6:30-10:30pm. $100. (843)722-7145, www.charlestonhabitat.org


Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

Psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll band Chris Robinson Brotherhood (CRB) is known for its lengthy song compositions and unexpected deviations from typical Americana. California-based front man Chris Robinson, former lead singer of the Black Crowes, dubs their sound as “farm-to-table psychedelic“ and inspired by Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. The group made a dramatic debut in 2012 when it released two full-length albums just a few months apart. Now, they‘re headed to Charleston, bringing tunes from their latest album—the first entirely produced by the band—Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.  Thursday, 7pm. $26.50. (877)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

When cantankerous Abby is informed she must share her room at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility with the ever-upbeat Marilyn, she decides to use whatever means necessary to rid herself of the new resident. The two elderly women place a seemingly innocent bet that quickly turns perilous as both try to out-do the other, revealing deep-seated secrets in the process. Threshold Repertory Theater, 84 Society St. Days & times vary. $25 adult; $20 senior/military; $15 student. (843)277-2172, www.charlestontheater.com


Friday, Sep 29, 2017

Created by Charleston‘s Poet Laureate, Marcus Amaker, this festival is the first of its kind in the Lowcountry. Throughout the month, check out open mic nights, poetry readings (including those featuring jazz and hip-hop), youth workshops, and more. Don‘t miss Cognac and Roses: A Toast to Edgar Allen Poe on October 26, and be sure to view the full lineup online. Locations, times, & prices vary. www.freeversefestival.com


Friday, Sep 29, 2017

Contemporary aesthetics shine through traditional media in The Southern’s latest exhibition, appropriately named “New Painting,” with works by Adam Eddy, Susan Klein, Colin Quashie (whose Plantation Tree of Life is show above), and more. This exhibit showcases artists‘ ability to bring new techniques to conventional art forms. Head to the opening reception on September 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. The Southern Gallery, 2 Carlson Ct. Wednesday-Sunday, noon-6pm. Free. (843)642-8020, www.thesouthern.gallery


Friday, Sep 29, 2017

Get into the Halloween spirit all month long at Boone Hall Fright Nights. With four different experiences, participants can choose to explore multiple realms of horror. Creep through the Cemetery of Lost Souls, haunted by ancient spirits of the underworld, or attempt to navigate the dark, winding corridors of The Crypt. Take a seat on the Wicked Woods Haunted Hayride to journey through acres of fields with monsters and evil beings lurking behind every tree. Looking to add another level of fright to your night? Test out the Gateway 4D experience, in which you enter another dimension filled with ghouls and ghosts. Proceed if you dare. Boone Hall Plantation, 2434 Hwy. 17 N., Mount Pleasant. Sunday-Thurday, 7:15pm-10pm; Friday & Saturday, 7:15pm-midnight. $13-$7 per attraction; $33 scream pass. (843)884-4371, www.boonehallfrightnights.com


Saturday, Sep 30, 2017

With a $1,000,000 goal, the American Heart Association urges community members to participate in this noncompetitive 5K stroll beginning at Riverfront Park. Bring the whole family along (even the dogs!) to help the organization promote a heart-healthy lifestyle. Registration is free, but participants are encouraged to fundraise, and awards are given to those who collect the most donations. Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. Saturday, 8am. Free; donations are encouraged. (843)480-4912, www.heart.org


Saturday, Sep 30, 2017

Treat your little ones to an unforgettable evening as favorite children’s program Peppa Pig comes to life on the Gaillard stage. Join Peppa and her friends as they embark on an adventure filled with interactive songs and games. Don‘t let the fun end with the show—buy tickets to the after party and receive a gift, enjoy healthy snacks and drinks, and get up-close and personal with the whole cast during the meet-and-greet photo opportunity on the pink carpet. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Saturday, 5pm. $71-$21. (843)242-3099, www.gaillardcenter.com


Saturday, Sep 30, 2017

As the top-selling musical duo of all time, Daryl Hall and John Oates have both been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received BMI‘s Icon Award in 2008. With countless hits under their belts, the pair takes to the road once again to perform classics like “Rich Girl,” “Kiss On My List,” and “You Make My Dreams Come True.” North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 7:30pm. $249-$39.50. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com


Sunday, Oct 01, 2017

The second iteration of this wide-ranging fest kicked off in September and continues this month with a variety of exhibits and art-centric events. Vik Hart’s first solo show, “Stories from Firn,” is on exhibit at Beresford Studios until October 15 (Hart’s Descension is at right), and at The Southern, “New Painting” features works by Adam Eddy, Susan Klein, Colin Quashie, and more through November 15. October 5 brings Pecha Kucha 27 to the Charleston Music Hall, with local artists giving short but insightful presentations. And on October 28, the festival’s finale, Halloween at The Royal American, includes musical headliners Brave Baby and Beach Tiger and a performance by DanceLab. Locations, times, & prices vary. www.charlestonartsfestival.com


Sunday, Oct 01, 2017

Boone Hall’s scary extravaganza is back in a big way. Venture into the Cemetery of Lost Souls, journey off on a Wicked Woods Haunted Hayride, and steel your nerves for two more spine-tingling attractions. Boone Hall Plantation, 2434 Hwy. 17 N., Mount Pleasant. Sunday-Thursday, 7:15-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 7:15 p.m.-midnight. $13-$7 per attraction; $33 Scream Pass. (843) 884-4371, www.boonehallfrightnights.com


Sunday, Oct 01, 2017

Last May, two blues legends—Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’—released a “cross-generational collaboration,” an album titled TajMo. On it, notes American Songwriter, “The twosome generates real sparks...and the natural camaraderie bursts through the speakers.” Witness those sparks flying for yourself as the duo stops in Charleston on their U.S. tour. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. $85-$20. (843) 724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.org


Thursday, Oct 05, 2017

Wander through some of downtown Charleston‘s most beautiful residences and gardens during the Preservation Society‘s fall series of self-guided walking tours. Choose to explore homes in the South of Broad neighborhood, glimpse inside mansions on the Battery, or stroll through Church Street abodes to take in the splendor and antebellum history of these extraordinary buildings. Locations vary. Thursday-Saturday, 2-5pm. $50; $45 member. (843)722-4630, www.preservationsociety.org


Thursday, Oct 05, 2017

At the age of 16, Trevor Hall released his first album and secured a record deal with Geffen Records during his senior year at Idyllwild Arts Academy. Influenced by yoga and Hindu practices, his music blends Sanskrit chanting with reggae beats and acoustic guitar. After touring continuously for a decade, Hall decided to take time off from performing in 2013 and retreated to India for a spiritual experience. Upon his return, he created his album Chapter of the Forest while exploring the mountains of Vermont and Maine. Now, he‘s back on tour performing tunes from his latest record, KALA, which was written during an extended trip to Hawaii. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Thursday, 7pm. $22-$20. (843)577-6989, www.musicfarm.com


Thursday, Oct 05, 2017

PURE Theatre’s rendition of Steven Levenson‘s hilarious, thought-provoking show reminds audiences that nothing is more precious (or complicated) than family. If I Forget tells the story of Michael Fischer and his siblings as they gather to celebrate his father’s 75th birthday. Arguments ensue as each character has his or her own account of the family‘s history, bringing skeletons, secrets, and long-held grudges to the surface. PURE Theatre, 477 King St. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm. $25. (843)723-4444, www.puretheatre.org


Thursday, Oct 05, 2017

The Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center welcomes director, screenwriter, and author Antwone Fisher to Charleston for a luncheon. Join the group to listen to Fisher's address about his own struggles growing up as a child in foster care and how he overcame these challenges. Proceeds benefit Dee Norton's efforts to raise awareness and help child who come from abusive situations. Country Club of Charleston, 1 Country Club Dr. Thursday, 11:30am. $75. (843) 723-3600, deenortoncenter.org

 

 


Friday, Oct 06, 2017

The George Gallery welcomes abstract expressionist painter Lori Glavin for a solo exhibit titled “New Between.“ Her work—applauded for its personal quality and masterful use of color, shape, and graphics—intends to animate the chaos of mundane places. Visit the gallery on October 6 between 5 and 8 p.m. for an opening reception. The George Gallery, 50 Bogard St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm. Saturday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)578-7328, www.georgegalleryart.com


Friday, Oct 06, 2017

Partnered with the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami and International Arts & Artists, the Gibbes exhibits more than 70 works of art examining the creative connection between Latin America and the United States from 1919 through 1979. Pieces include photography, mixed media, paintings, and sculptures, some of which are being shown for the first time. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $15; $13 senior; $10 college student; $6 under 18. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org


Friday, Oct 06, 2017

As part of the MOJA Arts Festival, local female vocalists take on the music of Sam Cooke in this one-night showcase. Hazel Ketchum, Exavia Baxter, Lindsay Holler (pictured here), Alva Anderson, McKenzie Eddy, Vikki Matsis, and Erin Johns bring a new range of vocals to the King of Soul’s classic tunes. 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, 8pm. $17; $12 student/group over six. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com