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E.g., September 2019
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Travel back in time to ancient Rome with a 10-session class (the first two being held this month) led by art historian, archaeologist, and collector Dr. Steve Gavel. Learn about Roman culture and art beginning with the rule of Augustus, through its empire and Justinian’s rule, ending with the classical west. Walk away from this engaging lecture series with knowledge about the artifacts and techniques developed by early craftsmen and artisans. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Wednesday, 11am-noon. $250; $200 member. (843)722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org


Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Decide for yourself which sweet tea creation deserves the 2019 People’s Choice award at Summerville’s eighth-annual festival. This three-day celebration kicks off on Thursday night with a traditional street fest, followed by a silent disco block party, and screening in the park of Mary Poppins Returns on Friday. Come back on Saturday for the eponymous tea-tasting event, where the unique twists to this classic Southern drink aren’t the only items of interest—enjoy food trucks, craft booths, and stay to see who gets crowned Mister and Miss Sweet Tea. Historic Downtown Summerville, 140 S. Main St., Summerville. Thursday-Saturday, times vary. Free. (843)821-7260, www.summervilledream.org


Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Enter a world of pure imagination at this Wonka-themed, 16th annual gala for the Carolina Youth Development Center—an organization that provides a safe environment and educational support for kids in need. Held in the Cigar Factory’s Cedar Room, this black tie-optional “with flair” evening will feature dinner, cocktails, and live and silent auctions—offering prizes from staycation hotel passes to catering from Boxcar Betty’s. Live music will be provided by High Tide, a party band whose lead vocalist and guitarist, Bubba Bryant, starred in Army Wives. Cigar Factory, 701 E Bay St. Thursday, 7-11pm; 6pm VIP reception. $5,000-$199. (843)266-5200, www.cydc.org


Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Considered to be a modern master of American roots music, singer-songwriter and guitarist Keb’ Mo’ has four Grammys to his name. He’ll take to the Gaillard stage solo to bring us richly textured guitar riffs and vocals that glide along gritty grooves. Young blues multi-instrumentalist Jontavious Willis will open. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Thursday, 7:30pm. $171-$29. (843)724-5212, www.gaillardcenter.org


Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

This chart-topping duo needs no introduction, but perhaps you didn’t know that Daryl Hall calls the Holy City his part-time home? Hall will grace his fellow Charlestonians with a performance alongside his musical partner, John Oates, promising a setlist packed with hits from their multi-platinum heydays. After nearly 50 years of performing and recording together, Hall & Oates are known to throw some improvisation into the mix, too. MUSC Health Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive. Thursday, 7:30pm. $125-$45. (843)971-4625, www.hallandoates.com


Friday, Sep 20, 2019

Taking cues from the 1987 teen comedy of the same name, 34 West devises a new musical about a career-driven executive who must get married in three days in order to claim her inheritance. Will she buy love, or will she find it? Follow the rollicking cast of 34 West Theater to to find out. As per usual at the comedy theater, guests dine at bistro tables during the show, where a menu of cocktails, wine, craft beers, and snacks are available for purchase. 34 West Theater Co., 200 Meeting Street. Tuesday, 7pm; Thursday-Saturday, 8pm. $35. www.34west.org


Friday, Sep 20, 2019

Kacey Musgraves takes on the male-dominated genre of country music with a pop sensibility, a combination not often taken seriously. But Musgraves is a force to be reckoned with. Her 2018 album Golden Hour melded honey-like softness with strong, self-aware lyrics, breezing to the top of Billboard charts and “best of” lists by the likes of NPR and Pitchfork. Weyes Blood, who recently released her experimental pop album Titanic Risingto critical acclaim, will open. Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive. Friday, 8pm. $250-$21. (843)856-7900, www.volvocarstadiumconcerts.com


Saturday, Sep 21, 2019

The Susan G. Komen foundation urges you to “be bold, be fearless,” as you sport hot pink tees while walking along Riverfront Park for a good cause. After the Celebration Village opens, be sure to grab your surprise gift before the Survivor Parade, which honors those who have battled breast cancer. Survivors get a free t-shirt and gift to use at the opening ceremony (held after the parade), and other participants can also receive a shirt if they fundraise $100. Walks like these not only raise money for this organization, but also foster connections between those who have faced cancer, building upon Susan G. Komen’s mission of research, care, community, and action. Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston. Saturday, 7am Celebration Village opens; 8:20am Survivor Parade; 8:30 opening ceremony; 9am walk begins. $20; $15 youth. (843)556-8011, www.komensouthcarolina.org


Saturday, Sep 21, 2019

Trek along Mount Pleasant’s wooded trails to raise money for the Carolina Children’s Charity, which provides financial assistance to local children living with birth defects and disease. Competitive racers and fast-paced walkers can join the partial trail 5K that consists of various terrains including grass, sand, boardwalk, and dirt (with occasional roots). For those looking to participate in a more relaxed path, take the little ones with you on the Family Fun Walk, which will be a two-mile leisurely stroll around the park. Hang around after crossing the finish line to enjoy live music, refreshments, and activities for the kids. Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Pkwy., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 8am registration; 9am race begins. $35 for 5k; $30 for family fun walk; $30 & $25 before September 15; free for child under 3; $2 park entry. (843)872-0609, www.carolinachildren.org


Saturday, Sep 21, 2019

Junkanoo—a Bahamian festival of freedom filled with costumes, music, and dance—makes its second Charleston appearance, adopting a Gullah-Geechee interpretation of celebrating heritage and fall harvests. Wear your most colorful, or Afro-centric, attire and take a free mask upon arriving as you begin exploring this masquerade of unique food tastings, music, children’s crafts, plant sales, and cultural demonstrations. Brookgreen Gardens Wall Lowcountry Center Complex, 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet. Saturday, 9:30-4pm. $18; $16 senior age 65 & up; $10 child ages four-12. (843)235-6000, ww.brookgreen.org


Saturday, Sep 21, 2019

Join Wine, Women, and Wisdom Lowcountry for locally-made brunch and drinks during a book signing at the Post on the Coast; Katie Sullivan Masalin will sign and discuss her freshman novel, “Rocks, Paper, Flowers.” Described as, “a compendium of hard wit and wisdom,” by award-winning author Pat Conroy, “Rocks, Paper, Flowers” follows a woman’s journey with her sister to process her feelings of grief after losing a parent. The event will benefit Friends of Fisher House Charleston, which provides temporary housing to families of veterans receiving medical treatment.

 

Cost: $55

Phone: (800)838-3006


Saturday, Sep 21, 2019

Join Wine, Women, and Wisdom Lowcountry for locally-made brunch and drinks during a book signing at the Post on the Coast. Katie Sullivan Masalin will sign and discuss her debut novel, “Rocks, Paper, Flowers,” described as “a compendium of hard wit and wisdom,” by award-winning author Pat Conroy. The work follows three sisters as they journey to their mother’s grave in the hopes of finally processing their grief. The event will benefit Friends of Fisher House Charleston, which provides temporary housing to families of veterans receiving medical treatment. VFW 3137, 1004 Ocean Isle Blvd., Isle of Palms. Saturday, 10am-noon. $55. (800)838-3006, www.rockspaperflowers.bpt.me


Saturday, Sep 21, 2019

The South Carolina Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Charleston Ocean Racing Association invite you to raise money for blood cancer research and then raise your sails during this annual fundraising regatta. After a day of open-water races on Charleston Harbor, guests enjoy live music, auctions, and a special raffle during a breezy gala aboard the USS Yorktown. Charleston City Marina, 17 Lockwood Dr. Saturday, 11 a.m. $150-$60 race entry; $700-$60 gala. (888) 557-7177, www.leukemiacup.org


Saturday, Sep 21, 2019

Rig up your vessel and set sail for the Charleston Harbor at this 23rd annual fundraising regatta. A maximum of three races will be held, with awards consisting of an overall trophy for each class. After the races, skippers, crew, and spectators alike are invited to the awards ceremony and gala held at the USS Yorktown for dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, and revelry. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s research for the treatment of blood cancers. Charleston City Marina, 17 Lockwood Dr. Saturday, 11am regatta; 6-10pm gala and awards. $150-$60 race entry; $700-$60 gala. (888)557-7177, www.leukemiacup.org


Saturday, Sep 21, 2019

Bring the whole family to the classical concert that audibly animates the story of a fantastical hunt. With only the music from the orchestra as a guide, children must use their imagination to piece together the battle between young Peter and his foe during this special wind quintet performance by Chamber Music Charleston. Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Saturday, 11am. $13; $7 ages four-16; free for child under four. (843)763-4941, www.chambermusiccharleston.org


Saturday, Sep 21, 2019

Help raise money for the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center with a 5K race for adults and kids’ fun run along Isle of Palms. Participants will celebrate at the Windjammer after the races to enjoy food, music, raffles, and awards. Sea turtle enthusiasts far from Charleston can still compete by entering as a “remote runner” in their own city. Isle of Palms County Park, 1 14th Avenue, Isle of Palms. Saturday, 3:30pm-8:30pm. $45; $35 remote runner; $25 kids fun run. (843)579-8540, www.runsignup.com


Sunday, Sep 22, 2019

Self-described as everything from “desert disco” to “glam-a-billy” to “space blues,” Los Angeles-based duo KOLARS promises an energetic show. While Rob Kolar belts out raw, garage-rock vocals, drummer Lauren Brown plays a stand-up kit while tap dancing against a bass drum. Joining the spectacle is the Sh-Booms, a soul band from Orlando, Florida, that has opened for the likes of the Roots, Of Montreal, and the B-52s. Their name aptly captures their sound—a big, danceable beat—punctuated by the powerful vocals of frontwoman Brenda Radney—that is sure to rattle the walls of the Pour House. Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Sunday, 8:30pm. $15; $12 advance. (843)571-4343, www.charlestonpourhouse.com


Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

The American Quilter’s Society presents a three-day festival for quilters, collectors, and enthusiasts alike to learn new techniques in workshops from renowned instructors, shop for unique fabrics and tools, and view 11 different exhibits. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Wednesday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Prices vary. (270)898-7903, www.quiltweek.com


Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

Celebrate African-American and Caribbean culture at the 36th annual MOJA Arts Festival—a communal initiative to cultivate a greater appreciation of creative expression. This 11-day event boasts an extensive array of presentations, including poetry, visual arts, jazz, gospel, classical music, dance, and theater. Even if art isn’t your niche, with an offering of heritage events and community traditions, this celebration offers an inclusive, diverse range of activities that the whole family can enjoy. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843)724-7305, www.mojafestival.com


Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

Come out to the Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory to celebrate both Habitat for Humanity's 30th anniversary as well as the fifth annual Builder Bash. At this “construction couture attire”-event, enjoy an evening of bites and beverages, silent and live auctions, and entertainment as you support Habitat for Humanity's mission to help end the cycle of poverty and provide affordable housing to local families. The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay St. Thursday, 6:30-10:30pm. $150-$125. (843)203-4025, charlestonhabitat.org


Friday, Sep 27, 2019

This popular literary series makes its fall return for a spectacular night filled with readings, storytelling, verse, music, and more in Itinerant Literate Bookstop’s backyard. Sign up to give a special performance of your own, or bring snacks and refreshments to enjoy while you listen. With a wide selection of literature available, you’ll be sure to hear new, original works to that will leave you inspired. Itinerant Literate Bookstop, 4824 Chateau Ave. N., North Charleston. Friday, 7-9pm. Free. (843)225-6569, www.itinerantliteratebooks.com


Friday, Sep 27, 2019

In this performance of Wendy Kesselman’s 1997 adaptation, the Flowertown Players will bring to life the claustrophobia, uncertainty, and religious persecution recordered by young Holocaust victim Anne Frank in her famous diary. Described as “a new version for a new generation,” Kesselman’s critically-acclaimed adaptation reinvigorates the 1955 play with material from complete editions of Anne Frank’s diary entries, promising a raw, moving, production every time. James F. Dean Community Theatre, 133 South Main St, Summerville. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $25; $22 senior, military, and first responder; $20 student; $15 ages 15 and under. (843)875-9251, www.flowertownplayers.org


Saturday, Sep 28, 2019

Aspiring Lego architects are encouraged to gather at the Mount Pleasant Regional Library to build with the classic toy set alongside young building block enthusiasts. First, the junior engineers compete in construction competitions; afterwards, they are free to design and build their own Lego creations independently or with other children. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch their kids build imaginative structures of all sorts. Since there are small parts, the meeting’s festivities are only for little ones ages four to 11. Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 2-3:30pm. Free. (843)849-6161, www.ccpl.org


Saturday, Sep 28, 2019

Local female musicians take on the oeuvres of celebrated male artists in the Women & Series, the Charleston Music Hall’s most popular concert series to date. For their latest set, local ladies show off their chops with reimagined tunes by funk legend Stevie Wonder. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Saturday, 8pm. $17; $15 advance. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

In September of 1847, Edgar Allan Poe boarded a steamer in Baltimore for an overnight trip to New York. Five days later, never having arrived in New York, Poe was found wandering the Baltimore streets delirious and raving mad. Taken to a nearby tavern he soon died. His death and final days remain a mystery. Nevermore speculates on what might have happened on that final dreary nightmare voyage. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church Street, www.charlestonstage.com


Saturday, Nov 02, 2019

Stop by Marion Square for a free, kid-centric day of play. Full of motion, the square will be packed with live music, dancing, and interactive crafts and activities for both children and adults. After enjoying the family fun, grab a free ticket to the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry for the day, which will be available to everyone who attends the event. 

 

Cost: Free

Phone: (843) 853-8962

 

 


Friday, Nov 15, 2019

- Trident United Way's Day of Caring matches hundreds of local nonprofit agencies and schools with thousands of volunteers for a day devoted to improving our Tri-County community. 

- Agencies and schools are invited to pitch a project to Trident United Way between September 10 and October 2. Volunteer team registration will then take place from October 8 through November 2. *2018 dates, emailed for 2019 info.

 

Trident United Way, 6296 Rivers Ave. Friday, 8am-4pm. Free. (843)740-7737, tuw.org


Sunday, Dec 01, 2019

Jazz up your holiday with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s 18-piece band, who will kick-off the holiday season with big band renditions of holiday favorites. Leading the holiday cheer is maestro Robert Lewis, who was a longtime member of the orchestra before taking over the role as music director this year, and is also the lead alto saxophonist for the Darius Rucker Big Band and director of Jazz studies at the College of Charleston. This perennial Charleston Jazz favorite comes to Walterboro, South Carolina, for the first time on December 1. Charlestonians who can't make the drive can catch the Saturday performance of Holiday Swing at the Charleston Music Hall on November 30. Colleton Civic Center, 494 Hampton St., Walterboro. Sunday, 5-6:30pm. $35; $30 senior; $10 student. (843)641-0011, charlestonjazz.com


Wednesday, Dec 04, 2019

Based on the beloved and hilarious 2003 Will Ferrell film, Elf The Musical tells the story of Buddy, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Raised as an elf and unaware that he is actually a human, Buddy realizes he is different when he grows up to tower over the other elves and finds that he is a disastrous toy-maker. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church Street, www.charlestonstage.com