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May 11, 2021

Things to do in Charleston
Charleston Renaissance Walking Tour

Whiskey Run at the Windjammer

What: Whiskey Run at the Windjammer
When: Saturday May 15, 2021
Time: 6 pm
Where: The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC
How Much: $8 in advance and $10 the day of show

Country Band based in Augusta, GA. If you like great energy, good times, and cold beer…Whiskey Run is your band.

May 10, 2021

Things to do in Charleston
Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk

Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk

What: Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk
When: Friday May 14, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Where: Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, 1750 E. Ashley Ave., Folly Beach SC
How Much: $9

This walk focuses on the incredibly diverse northeast end of Folly Island. Once the home of a Coast Guard station, this Heritage Preserve protects maritime forest, beach, dune, and marsh habitats for wildlife. This site boasts one of the largest bird lists in South Carolina. At this time of year see spring arrivals such as Painted Buntings and Wilson's Plovers, plus much more.

May 09, 2021

Things to do in Charleston
Revolutionary War Siege
Lines Walking Tour

Revolutionary War Siege Lines Walking Tour

What: Revolutionary War Siege Lines Walking Tour
When: Thursday May 13, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.
How Much: $40 ($25 for members)

On May 13 at 6 pm, join Carl P. Borick, Director of The Charleston Museum and author of A Gallant Defense: The Siege of Charleston, 1780, as he leads a tour to some of the key points related to the Revolutionary War Siege of Charleston, the longest siege of the war and largest battle fought in South Carolina. The area to be toured, now an urban landscape interspersed with pleasant city parks was once the site of vicious fighting between besieging British troops and Patriot defenders during April – May 1780. Although the fortifications have long since disappeared, Borick will highlight notable features of the terrain that serve as reminders of this momentous battle.

The tour will begin at 6 pm, leaving from the Museum, for a walking tour lasting 1 – 1.5 hours. Comfortable footwear is recommended. Parking is available to attendees. Participants are invited to arrive early to purchase A Gallant Defense: The Siege of Charleston, 1780 or are welcome to bring previously purchased books to have signed.

Space is limited. Reservations, social distancing and masks when in close proximity required.

May 09, 2021

Things to do in Charleston
Croce and Carol
Encore Performance

Croce and Carol: Encore Performance

What: Croce and Carol: Encore Performance
When: Thursday May 13, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Tradesman Brewing Co., 1647 Kings St. Ext.
How Much: $25

Back by popular demand! CROCE AND CAROLE at Tradesman Brewing Co. ONE NIGHT ONLY!! The life and music of two of the great singer songwriters, Jim Croce and Carole King. Seven talented performer/musicians bring their songs to life on stage. Socially distanced seating under the stars. Campchairs welcome! Outdoor bar and food trucks on site!

May 06, 2021

Biergarten Mother’s
Day Market

Biergarten Mother’s Day Market

What: Biergarten Mother’s Day Market
When: Sunday May 9, 2021
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Bay Street Biergarten, 549 E. Bay St.
How Much: Free

Happy Mother's Day. What better way to make your mom feel special than by treating her to a complimentary mimosa and getting her a gift she actually wants while supporting local vendors. Enjoy live music and a local vendor market from 11 am - 4 pm on Sunday, May 9th.

May 06, 2021

Free Admission to Patriots Point
for Moms on Mother’s Day

Patriots Point

What: Free Admission to Patriots Point for Moms on Mother’s Day
When: Sunday May 9, 2021
Time: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Where: Patriots Point
How Much: Free Admission for Mom

Happy Mother’s Day! As a thank you for the hard work moms do throughout the year, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is offering free admission to all moms on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021. Regular parking rates will apply as well as admission rates for all other accompanying guests.

May 05, 2021

Zach Deputy at
the Windjammer

Zach Deputy at the Windjammer

What: Zach Deputy On The Bud Light Seltzer Beach Stage
When: Saturday May 8, 2021
Time: 9:00 pm - 1:30 am
Where: The Windjammer
How Much: $12 advance/$15 Day of Show

Zach Deputy has made his mark thus far as a touring powerhouse. As a boy, the music of his Puerto Rican, Cruzan and Irish heritage was cooked up in the South Carolina heat. The Calypso rhythms and folk songs of St. Croix competed with the R&B / soul of pioneers like James Brown and Ray Charles for space on the family stereo. As Deputy honed his craft, a unique hybrid of these influences emerged, ultimately creating the signature Zach Deputy sound. To bring this sound to the stage, the big, impossibly upbeat South Carolinian with the infectious smile puts on a solo show– enhanced by looping technology– that is essentially a one man dance party offering up what he calls “Island-infused, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Gospel-Ninja-Soul” to the enthusiastic crowds of dancers who flock to clubs from coast-to-coast. It is these late night dance parties— more than 250 per year– that have made Zach Deputy one of the hottest up-and-coming performers on the camping festival circuit and “jam band” scene. For Zach, most days begin in a hotel room and end a couple of hours after walking off stage. The constant touring and the compelling live show may be the key to Zach’s success on the road, but it is an unlikely inspiration for Another Day, as there is little similarity between what fans have come to expect from Zach and what is offered up in this new record.

May 03, 2021

Trey Lewis at
the Windjammer

Trey Lewis at the Windjammer

What: Trey Lewis On The Bud Light Seltzer Beach Stage
When: Thursday May 6, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: The Windjammer
How Much: $15 advance/$20 Day of Show

Trey Lewis is not only an exceptional musician but a remarkable songwriter as well. He has overcome extraordinary circumstances in his life and he is out to share that message with the world. Bigger than life with captivating energy and boundless talent are just a few ways to describe the Birmingham based artist. When Trey performs you get a feeling that his music is exploding from his very soul. From his well conceived self-titled album is a sequenced storyline of his own life, in which breaks the restraints of failed relationships and conquering loneliness, as well as remembering the good old days, with songs like “Country Boy Crazy” and “Play It Loud”. Trey continues to work hard and write new music as he performs at some of the top venues throughout the Southeast. He has also opened for several national acts such as Craig Morgan, Frankie Ballard, Cannan Smith, Jon Pardi, Kristian Bush and Chase Bryant.

May 02, 2021

Cinco de Mayo Parking Lot Party
Jalisco Taqueria & Tequila

Cinco de Mayo Parking Lot Party

Cinco de Mayo Parking Lot Party Charleston

Come enjoy a pet-friendly Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5, in a spacious parking lot from 4-9 p.m.They wil have a raffle, dog costume contest, taco eating contest, boozy pinata game for the adults, kid's candy piñata and beer. Registration for the taco eating contest is from 6-7 p.m. with a kickoff time of 8 p.m ($20 buy-in). The participant who can eat their ten taco pack the fastest wins 50% of the pot, along with a Jalisco t-shirt and hat. See below for the full event schedule:
5pm - Dog costume contest
6pm - Kid's Candy Pinata
7pm - raffle for one 10-person taco pack
8pm - Taco Eating Contest
9pm - Boozy Pinata for the adults, filled with little colored balls that correspond with prizes like free hats, koozies, mini bottles and more.

Jan 20, 2021

New Exhibitions open on January 22nd
at the Gibbes Museum of Art

Gibbes Museum of Art

Gibbes Museum of Art

Two new art exhibitions open at the Gibbes Museum of Art on January 22, 2021. The first exhibit, In Body and Soul: The Figure in Modernist Photography, is drawn from the Robert Marks Collection. This exhibition
features thirty photographs by renowned 20th century photographers including Stieglitz, Hines, Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, George Platt Lynes, and László Moholy-Nagy. Employing a variety of techniques from cropping and zooming, to distortion and framing, photographers explored the human figure for social, performative, voyeuristic, and documentary purposes.

The second exhibit, Manning Williams: Reinventing Narrative Painting, features thirty paintings from Williams’s prolific career that spanned more than forty years. A Charleston native and lifelong resident, Williams (American, 1939—2012) earned degrees from the College of Charleston and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His highly personal approach to realist painting emphasized storytelling and was fueled by an interest in portraying subjects that he found on the periphery of the city and along the barrier islands.

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