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CALENDAR, Oct. 16+:   Verse, drama and music — all this week!

CALENDAR, Oct. 16+:   Verse, drama and music — all this week!

Free Verse Festival:  Charleston’s first poetry extravaganza will continue to run with lots of cool events through the end of the month.  View events online at FreeVerseFestival.com.

To Kill a Mockingbird:  Various times, Oct. 18 to Nov. 5, Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St., Charleston.  Charleston Stage will perform a stage version of the literary classic by Harper Lee over two weeks in what is set to be an exciting performance.  Nineteen cast members perform in the show, which offers tickets from $31 to $64 for adults.  Purchase tickets here.

Colour of Music Festival:  Oct. 18-22, Charleston.  The fifth annual festival will offer an array of classical music to showcase the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers.  More.

by · 10/16/2017 · 0 comments · calendar
CALENDAR, Oct. 9+:  THAT Big Book Sale, festivals, more

CALENDAR, Oct. 9+:  THAT Big Book Sale, festivals, more

Staff reports  |  Looking for the perfect holiday present?  You can find an outstanding array of 60,000 books, CDs, DVDs and other materials at the Charleston Friends of the Library’s biggest event of the year, THAT Big Book Sale.

Held Oct. 13 to Oct. 15 at the Omar Shrine Auditorium, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, the event has something for everyone.  Proceeds help the Friends fund thousands of programs put on throughout the Charleston County Public Library’s network of libraries.

by · 10/09/2017 · 0 comments · calendar
CALENDAR, Oct. 2+:  Free Verse Festival, MOJA, Star War Reads Day

CALENDAR, Oct. 2+:  Free Verse Festival, MOJA, Star War Reads Day

Staff reports  |  There’s almost an event every day in Charleston’s first poetry extravaganza, Free Verse Festival, which runs through the end of the month.

Take a look at the varied calendar, including The Mayhem Poets on Sept. 29 at the Charleston Gaillard Center to the Poet Laureate Show, featuring our own Marjory Wentworth, on Oct. 6 at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. 

by · 10/02/2017 · 0 comments · calendar
CALENDAR, Sept. 25+:  MOJA Arts Festival kicks off Sept. 28

CALENDAR, Sept. 25+:  MOJA Arts Festival kicks off Sept. 28

There are dozens of events for the 2017 MOJA Arts Festival, which runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 8  throughout the City of Charleston as a community celebration of African-American and Caribbean arts.  To find what’s right for you, visit this website to see the dynamic offerings, some of which include:

Opening Day Parade, 6 p.m., Sept. 28, Marion Square to U.S. Custom House.
Higher Ground: The Music of Stevie Wonder, 8 p.m., Sept. 28, Charleston Music Hall, 37 John  Street.  Tribute concert by Charlton Singleton, Quiana Parler and more.
College of Charleston Gospel Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 2, Mount Zion AME Church, 5 Glebe St., Charleston.
Literary Corner with Kwame Alexander, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3, City Gallery, 34 Prioleau St., Charleston.   Free.
Free Verse Poet’s Laureate Show, 6 p.m., Oct. 6, City Gallery, 34 Prioleau St., Charleston.  Free.
MOJA Finale, 4 p.m., Oct. 8, Hampton Park, Charleston.  Free.

by · 09/25/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
CALENDAR, Sept. 18+:  Lowcountry Giving Day, Black Ink, more

CALENDAR, Sept. 18+:  Lowcountry Giving Day, Black Ink, more

Lowcountry Giving Day is Tuesday, Sept. 19.  It’s a community-wide event to allow people to support local nonprofits on a day of giving.

It’s also an event at RiverDogs Stadium from 3 p.m. to 9 pm.  The event is expected to be the largest local gathering of nonprofits in the history of Charleston, according to this website.  Learn more on how you can make a difference locally. 

by · 09/18/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
CALENDAR, Sept. 11+:  Great food, plays, Fam Jam ahead

CALENDAR, Sept. 11+:  Great food, plays, Fam Jam ahead

Charleston Restaurant Week:  Through Sept. 17, around the area.  The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association presents the annual event to allow people to enjoy world-renowned cuisine at prices a little lower than usual.  More.

“An Act of God:” Various times, Sept. 15 to Oct. 1, Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St., Charleston.  The Footlight Players will perform this clever, one-act comedy that’s based on a satirical book and Twitter account.  Shows are at 8 p.m., except for Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.  Tickets are $30 for adults.  More.

Love Potion No. 9:  Various times, Sept. 15 to Nov. 11, 200 Meeting St., Charleston.  The post-apocalyptic doo-wop musical will be presented by 34 West Theater Company at various times on Tuesdays, and Thursdays through Sundays  with tickets at $35.  More.

Children’s Museum Fam Jam: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 16, Marion Square, Charleston.  The free festival, held in conjunction with more than 30 partners, celebrates family, community togetherness and the power of play as Marion Square is transformed into an engaging, innovative playscape.  Free.

by · 09/11/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
CALENDAR, Sept. 5+:  Restaurant Week, Whiddon family benefit

CALENDAR, Sept. 5+:  Restaurant Week, Whiddon family benefit

Develop a product:  3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 6, third floor conference room of First Citizens Bank, 2170 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston.  The Charleston Small Business Development Center will offer a class on how to develop a product and take it to market.  Cost:  $20.  Register here.

Charleston Restaurant Week:  Sept. 6-17, around the area.  The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association presents the annual event to allow people to enjoy world-renowned cuisine at prices a little lower than usual.  More.

(NEW) Whiddon family benefit:  Noon to 6 p.m., Sept. 9, Charleston Pour House, James Island.  The Pour House is presenting a fundraiser to benefit the family of Shane Whiddon, the Virginia’s on King chef who was slain in late August.  The event will feature local chefs, food trucks, adult beverages and music. $20 donation suggested.  More. 

by · 09/05/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
CALENDAR, Aug. 28+:   Learn about the Pest House, product workshop

CALENDAR, Aug. 28+:   Learn about the Pest House, product workshop

Pest house talk. 6 p.m., Aug. 30, auditorium, Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston.  The library will present a program on the brief history of the Pest House on Sullivan’s Island.  Free.

(NEW) Develop a product:  3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 6, third floor conference room of First Citizens Bank, 2170 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston.  The Charleston Small Business Development Center will offer a class on how to develop a product and take it to market.  Cost:  $20.  Register here.

(NEW) Charleston Restaurant Week:  Sept. 6-17, around the area.  The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association presents the annual event to allow people to enjoy world-renowned cuisine at prices a little lower than usual.  More.

by · 08/28/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
CALENDAR, Aug. 21+:   Eclipse eclipsing eclipse news

CALENDAR, Aug. 21+:   Eclipse eclipsing eclipse news

Staff reports |  As part of NASA’s historic coverage of the total solar eclipse at the College of Charleston, the agency will have its Hyperwall, which displays multiple high-definition data and images simultaneously across several screens, at the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library through Wednesday, Aug. 23. 

In the meantime, you can watch a live webcast via Nasa.gov starting at 11:45 a.m. Eastern to enjoy the “experience of a lifetime!”  Some other area eclipse events:

Gibbes Museum.  “Total Eclipse of the Art” is an Aug. 21 eclipse viewing opportunity at the museum to allow visitors to watch from the Lenhardt Garden.  Two-for-one-admission for adults and kids under 17 are free.  Protective eclipse glasses will be provided.  More.

by · 08/21/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
CALENDAR, Aug. 14+:   From baseball to a pop-up photo exhibit

CALENDAR, Aug. 14+:   From baseball to a pop-up photo exhibit

Public Transit meeting:  3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 15 @ ConNECKted, City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St., Charleston.  Best Friends of the Lowcountry is hosting a town hall to talk about transportation issues in the gallery, which offers the ConNECKted art exhibition on the same date.  More.

Week of baseball.  The Charleston RiverDogs are in town for a week starting Aug. 15 with a three-day series against Greenville’s Drive and a four-day series versus the Augusta GreenJackets.  More.

Pop-up exhibit:  Aug. 20, McLeod Plantation Historic Site, James Island.  This one-day photo exhibit will feature photos from award-winning photographer Pete Marovich from his exhibit entitled Shadows of the Gullah Geechee.  More info: Charleston County Parks.

by · 08/14/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar