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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 · 0 comments · 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 · 0 comments · 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 · 0 comments · 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.

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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
CALENDAR, Aug. 7+:   From drilling meeting to a new town hall

CALENDAR, Aug. 7+:   From drilling meeting to a new town hall

Stop offshore drilling:  6 p.m., Aug. 7, The Yacht Club at the Charleston Harbor Resort, Mount Pleasant.  Several environmental groups, state Sen. Chip Campsen (R-Mount Pleasant) and other elected officials will meet to discuss the “slippery slope” and what can be done to stop offshore drilling.  RSVP.

New town hall community day:  Aug. 11.  Mount Pleasant’s new $34 million town hall will be open Aug. 8, but the community will celebrate the new 92,000 square-foot building on Aug. 11, according to press reports. 

Shaggin’ on the Cooper.  Vinyl Daze will appear 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 12 on the Mount Pleasant Pier as part of Charleston County Parks’ annual classic dancing series.  Food and beverages will be available.  Cost is $10.  More:  CharlestonCountyParks.com

by · 08/07/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
CALENDAR, July 31+:   From small business to music and meetings

CALENDAR, July 31+:   From small business to music and meetings

Financing a small business:  3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 3, Trident United Way building, Suite 101, 6296 Rivers Ave., North Charleston.  The Small Business Administration will offer a two-hour workshop with financial experts who will share lending options and experience for people looking for business capital.  Cost: $20.  To register or learn more, visit www.charlestonsbdc.com or call 843-740-6160.

Reggae Nights concert series.  James Island County Park.  Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with performances starting at 8:30 p.m. for this county concert series with Mystic Vibrations, Aug. 4.

(NEW) Stop offshore drilling:  6 p.m., Aug. 7, The Yacht Club at the Charleston Harbor Resort, Mount Pleasant.  Several environmental groups, state Sen. Chip Campsen (R-Mount Pleasant) and other elected officials will meet to discuss the “slippery slope” and what can be done to stop offshore drilling.  RSVP.

by · 07/31/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
CALENDAR, July 24+:   Books, business and music

CALENDAR, July 24+:   Books, business and music

John’s Island book sale.  Charleston Friends of the Library will hold a two-day book sale July 28 and 29 at the John’s Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway, to raise money for the charity.  Paperbacks start at $1 and hardbacks at $3.  There also are lots of other materials, such as DVDs, CDs and children’s books.  The sale starts at 9 a.m. each day and ends in late afternoon.  More:  CharlestonLibraryFriends.org.

Financing a small business:  3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 3, Trident United Way building, Suite 101, 6296 Rivers Ave., North Charleston.  The Small Business Administration will offer a two-hour workshop with financial experts who will share lending options and experience for people looking for business capital.  Cost: $20.  To register or learn more, visit www.charlestonsbdc.com or call 843-740-6160.

Reggae Nights concert series.  James Island County Park.  Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with performances starting at 8:30 p.m. for this county concert series with Mystic Vibrations, Aug. 4.

by · 07/24/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar