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EVENT CALENDAR

NOTICE: Below you will find a list of events happening in and around the Holy City, listed by most recent. If you are considering attending an event, be sure to check its website for any cancellations in light of current events.
E.g., October 2022
Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

De-stress with a glass of vino in hand while exploring West Ashley’s Old Town Creek County Park. Admission includes wine, live music, and a commemorative cup. Hear the Jacob Poole Band on October 5 and grab a snack from the Wicked Waffles food truck; the month’s second event features musician Matt Jordan and on-site grub Don Sazon and Tacklebox. Registration in advance is recommended. Old Town Creek County Park, 1400 Old Town Rd. Wednesday, 5-7pm. $20. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com


Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

Take in sights and sample a selection of old and new world wines at Middleton Place, one of America’s oldest landscaped gardens and a National Historic Landmark along the Ashley River. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Wednesday, 5-7pm. $30-$25. (843) 556-6020, www.middletonplace.org


Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

Historical nonfiction author Christopher Byrd Downey heads to Commonhouse Aleworks for a discussion on his novel, Edgar Allen Poe’s Charleston, following the gothic writer’s time spent in the Lowcountry. Downey discusses the real-life locales that inspired some of Poe’s most famous works, including The Gold Bug, which drew inspiration from Sullivan’s Island. Food and drink are available for purchase. Commonhouse Aleworks, 4831 O’Hear Ave., North Charleston. Wednesday, 7pm. Free. (843)471-1400, www.commonhousealeworks.com


Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

Join the Lowcountry Stargazers on Wednesday nights in Brittlebank Park to learn more about our universe and the nighttime sky. Brittlebank Park, 185 Lockwood Dr. Wednesday, 7:30pm. Free. (954)444-6182, www.lowcountrystargazers.org


Thursday, Oct 06, 2022

Every Thursday this market offers an abundance of fresh produce, along with specialty food and art vendors. The market aims to provide the North Charleston community with fresh, healthy shopping alternatives and hosts a different food truck each week. Exchange Park, 5025 Lackawanna Blvd., North Charleston. Thursday, 3-7pm. Free. (843) 740-5854, www.northcharleston.org


Thursday, Oct 06, 2022

Indie rock singer Lucy Dacus performs at the Charleston Music Hall with duo Crooks & Nannies. Known for her songwriting and collaborations with the likes of Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker, Dacus performs hits such as “Night Shift” and “Me & My Dog.” Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 8pm. $41-$26. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Friday, Oct 07, 2022

In time for Halloween, Helena Fox Fine Art showcases paintings characterized by veiled, moody, and hazy lighting and subjects. Lovers of the night can examine nocturnal works by guest artists David Bareford, Scott W. Prior, and Mickey Williams, who often depicts landscapes illuminated by the moon’s glow. Gallery artists John Budicin, John Cosby, Julyan Davis, Donald Demers, Mary Erickson, Billy O’Donnell, Ed Rice, and West Fraser, known for his work featuring the city’s glowing lights at night, also will display scenes reflecting an absence of direct light. The show opens October 7 in conjunction with Charleston Gallery Association’s First Friday. Helena Fox Fine Art, 106-A Church St. Monday & Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (843) 723-0073, www.helenafoxfineart.com


Friday, Oct 07, 2022

Based on the horror novel by Stephen King, this Footlight Players production follows author Paul Sheldon, who is kidnapped by his “number-one fan” to write a new finale for his book series. This production is not suitable for younger audiences. Queen Street Playhouse, 20 Queen St. Days & times vary. $48-$34. (843)722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net


Saturday, Oct 08, 2022

This annual family- and dog-friendly walk winds through the scenic streets of the Avondale subdivision in West Ashley. The Avondale 5K was founded in 2010 with the mission of fundraising for the Charles Webb Center, a developmental day care that serves young children with special needs. Proceeds fund the center with school supplies, food, and equipment. Avondale, corner of Savannah Hwy. & Magnolia Rd. Saturday, 8am. $40-$20. (843)377-1300, www.avondale5k.com


Saturday, Oct 08, 2022

This biannual event brings artisans from across the state to showcase their designs and artwork. Explore the stalls and shop for jewelry, woven bags, and paintings, plus goods from local charities, including the Edisto Beach Turtle Project, which raises money for environmental projects in Edisto Beach. The Edistonian General Store, 406 Hwy. 174, Edisto Island. Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free. (843)869-3867, www.edistoartguild.com


Saturday, Oct 08, 2022

This two-day country music celebration at Riverfront Park showcases some of the genre’s biggest artists. Saturday is headlined by festival curater and multi-platinum entertainer Darius Rucker, with additional performances by 2021 CMA New Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen and local bands Blue Dogs and SUSTO. On Sunday, country duo Brothers Osborne takes the stage, along with Charley Crockett, Wild Rivers, and Trampled By Turtles. Revelers can enjoy views of the Cooper River and access to on-site food and drink vendors throughout the weekend. Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. Saturday & Sunday, times vary. $175-$125.www. riverfrontrevival.com


Saturday, Oct 08, 2022

Experience a day of German culture at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, with traditional music, food, and beverages. Try sauerkraut, bratwurst, and apfel kuchen (apple cake) and choose from a bounty of beers from area breweries. Then, get ready to dance during a performance from the folksy Hans Schmidt German Band. The kinderzone offers family-friendly activities, including face-painting and cornhole. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 405 King St. Saturday, 11:30am-7pm. Free. (843)723-1611, www.oktoberfestcharleston.com


Saturday, Oct 08, 2022

Follow Peppa Pig and her friends as they embark on a camping trip into the woods. This entertaining performance is packed with singing, dancing, and surprises. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston. Saturday, 2-3pm. $65-$25. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com


Saturday, Oct 08, 2022

Chef Vivian Howard, star and co-creator of the PBS shows, “A Chef’s Life” and “Somewhere South,” has launched a monthly salon-style conversation with authors at Lenoir, her downtown Charleston restaurant. The next event will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 with Kristy Woodson Harvey, the New York Times best-selling author of nine novels including “Under the Southern Sky,” and “The Peachtree Bluff Series.” Kristy Woodson Harvey is the winner of the Lucy Bramlette Patterson Award for Excellence in Creative Writing, a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, and her books have received numerous accolades including Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads, Entertainment Weekly’s Spring Reading Picks, and Katie Couric’s Most Anticipated Reads. Her Peachtree Bluff Series is currently in development with NBC with Kristy as co-writer and co-executive producer. To purchase $65 tickets, go to https://resy.com/cities/chs/venues/lenoir-charleston/events/vivians-book-club-kristin-woodson-harvey-2022-10-08
 


Saturday, Oct 08, 2022

Rack up points at the 10th-annual cornhole tournament to raise money for the Carolina Children’s Charity. Teams of two will compete to score 21 points first, with winners announced during an after game celebration with live music. The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. Saturday, 3-6pm. $40. (843)224-7723, www.carolinachildren.org


Sunday, Oct 09, 2022

Celebrate Italian-American heritage and culture at this annual festival. Listen to Italian melodies as you watch dancers perform the tarantella and shop artisan wares. Try your hand (or feet) at grape-stomping, then take part in wine tastings. Hutchinson Square, 102 S. Main St., Summerville. Sunday, 11am-8pm. Free. www.summervilleitalianfeast.com


Sunday, Oct 09, 2022

Experience authentic Italian cuisine in Hutchinson Square, the heart of downtown Summerville, as well as food of all types from  the lowcountry to tempt every taste bud. Sample as you like and also enjoy Italian wine and beer. Enjoy the entertainment of local artists celebrating Italian Culture and Heritage throughout the day. Enjoy local talent from the students of Dorchester District II. The festivities start at 11:00 a.m. and ends when the last grape is stomped at 6:00 p.m. Venue Name: Summerville Italian Feast Hutchinson Square in historical downtown Summerville 100 S. Main Street Website: www.summervilleitalianfeast.com


Sunday, Oct 09, 2022

Charlestonians come together to celebrate Latin American and Caribbean culture in the city. Watch a multitude of dancing styles, from merengue to salsa. Try classic Latin American dishes, including empanadas and arroz con pollo, and shop traditional arts and crafts. North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. Sunday, noon-5pm. $10. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com


Sunday, Oct 09, 2022

This San Francisco-based indie soul band released Sage Motel, named after a funky fictional residence of the same name. Along with psychedelic tracks from that album, Monophonics is set to play older hits like “Last One Standing” and “It’s Only Us.” Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Sunday, 8pm. $35-25. (843)408-1599, www.musicfarm.com


Thursday, Oct 13, 2022

The George Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of Air and Sound, a solo exhibit by Yvonne Robert.  A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, October 15, from 6-8pm at 54 Broad St. in Charleston, SC. Born in 1972, Robert grew up in Germany and now lives in Zurich. She has exhibited internationally in New York, Sidney, Vancouver, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Paris, Berlin, and Zurich.The artist will be in attendance. The George Gallery 54 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401 Website: https://www.georgegalleryart.com

Join us for the rare opportunity to meet Yvonne Robert and experience her works. The opening reception on Thursday, October 15, 6-8pm is open to the public. All works are available for purchase, please contact the gallery for details. The exhibit will be on view October 15-November 12. For more information or to receive a preview of the exhibition, please contact The George Gallery by phone at 843.579.7328 or by email at info@georgegalleryart.com.


Thursday, Oct 13, 2022

Hear a blend of soul and funk from eight-piece band St. Paul & The Broken Bones. The group’s 2022 album, The Alien Coast, takes inspiration from Greek mythology and science fiction to create hits like “Minotaur” and “3000 AD Mass.” Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Thursday, 8pm. $60-$45. (843)853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com


Friday, Oct 14, 2022

Grammy-award winning trumpeter Sean Jones performs an ode to jazz music of the Lowcountry. With a career spanning more than 20 years, Jones has played at festivals in Monterey, Detroit, Montreal, and other cities. A three-course dinner and silent auction follows. Proceeds from the event support local jazz education initiatives, including scholarships for students of Charleston Jazz Academy. Harbour Club Westedge, 22 Westedge St. Friday, 6:30pm. (843)723-9680, www.myharbourclub.com


Friday, Oct 14, 2022

Join local nonprofit organization Camp Happy Days for its second-annual night of dancing, music, and philanthropy. Local alt pop band The Midnight City performs, along with News 2 meteorologist Josh Mathers. Guests can sample cocktails and craft beer from The Whale Brewery and dinner fare from local food trucks. All proceeds go toward Camp Happy Days’ annual summer camp and other free year-round programs for children diagnosed with cancer. The Refinery Charleston, 1640 Meeting Street Rd. Friday, 7pm. $28. (937)371-1062, www.camphappydays.org


Friday, Oct 14, 2022

The opening concert of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s Pops season, this performance commemorates music from iconic films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Vertigo, and Jurassic Park. The orchestra also performs music from classic and recent musicals, including The Wizard of Oz to La La Land. Other program highlights include “I’m Here” and “The Separation,” two critically acclaimed songs from the 1985 film, The Color Purple. Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Friday, 7:30pm. $80-$29. (843)242-3099, www.gaillardcenter.org


Friday, Oct 14, 2022

Known for country megahits such as “When It Rains It Pours” and “Forever After All,” Luke Combs has sold more than seven million albums. Listen to hits from his latest Billboard Top 200 album, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get. Fellow country stars Jordan Davis and Lainey Wilson accompany. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston Friday & Saturday, 8pm. $82-$22. (843)529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com


Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Head to the Mount Pleasant Pier for this monthly fishing tournament. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are invited to compete and try their hand at hooking red drum, spotted sea trout, and flounder. The pier offers equipment rentals, tackle, and frozen bait for purchase. Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Junior Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 7am-2pm. $10-$5. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com


Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Run for the turtles at the Turtle Trek 5K, a sunset beach run and kids fun run benefiting the Sea Turtle Care Center™! Registration includes a t-shirt, decal and more. Register for race day or join us as a remote runner! Turtle Trek 5K is presented by Crews Subaru of Charleston and Publix Super Markets. Learn more about the event and register to particpate here: www.scaquarium.org/turtletrek


Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Car and coffee connoisseurs unite at Freshfields Village during this monthly meet-up. While sipping on roasts from coffee shop Java Java, enthusiasts can peruse antique, luxury, and unusual vehicles parked on the green. Freshfields Village, 165 Village Green Ln., Kiawah Island. Saturday, 9-11am. Free. (843)768-6491, www.freshfieldsvillage.com


Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Take part in a Southern tradition and support Mental Health HEROES, a local nonprofit established in 2008 that provides mental health services. Alongside a bounty of oysters, this annual fundraiser features yoga, local musicians, jewelry, and a golf simulator. All donations go directly to patients in need of immediate help through the Charleston Dorchester Community Mental Health Center. The Waterfront Daniel Island, 101 River Landing Dr. Saturday, 11am-3pm. $75. 843-697-2109, www.mhheroes.com


Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

The Charleston Mimosa Festival will be held at Johnson Hagood Stadium at The Citadel on Saturday, October 15th from 1pm-5pm.

Come enjoy mimosas (with extra mimosa flavors!), Brunch Punch, beer, and wine. There will be live music by local band Noah & the Space Ark as well as a DJ.

Tickets include entry, entertainment, and all drink samples. Food will be available for purchase.

Cost: $45 in advance; $50 after Oct. 6th; $60 day of event.

Website: https://charlestonwinefestivals.com/mimosa

Questions: kari@charlestonwinefestivals.com

This is a 21 and up event: no kids, no babies, no pets. Chairs, blankets, and small bags are okay. No outside food or beverage. Rain or shine event, no refunds. We will not have Designated Driver Tickets. Free bottled water available. Alcohol will be cut off at 4:45pm.