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September
Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic Distric
125 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Black Health Matters is committed to helping African American families thrive through its Summits which educates and informs on the best strategies for health, wellness and chronic disease management.   As the leading syndicator of African American health content, Black Health Matters brings its web pages to life at the Summit as it engages with dynamic health education events that are free to the public.

RSVP:  https://bhmsummit18.eventbrite.com

Simons Center for the Arts
54 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art for a free film screening. This film features a rare interview with painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, conducted in 1981 in his studio on Crosby Street in SOHO. Basquiat, an internationally renowned artist as well as enfant terrible of the 1980s art scene, died tragically in 1988 at the age of twenty-seven. Both during his brief life and since his untimely death, numerous stories and legends that chronicle his quick rise to art world stardom have arisen.

In this “ART/new york” installment, the twenty-one-year-old Basquiat, already a well-known art figure is interviewed by art historian and curator Marc H. Miller. The artist’s fondness for high jinks as well as his exuberant spirit are captured as he describes his working process and comments upon his art-world persona.

Q&A with director Paul Tschinkel to follow. Admission to the film is free and all are welcome to attend. 

See the trailer here.
Learn more about ART/new york here.

Old Bethel United Methodist Church
222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

‘When I First Remember’, an interactive musical play by Lady In White Productions. Experience a journey through the eyes and the voices of the Gullah Geechee heritage and community, a blend of true events from the city of Historic Charleston’s slave trade and the survival of the enslaved Africans. ‘When I First Remember’, a bittersweet story filled with commemorations dedicated to the storytelling, dancing, and music of the Gullah Geechee Culture, rooted right here in the Lowcountry.

The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechee vendor.

Facebook.com/WhenIFirstRemember

VENUE: OLD BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
222 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401

ADMISSION: $21

ADVANCED TICKETS:
Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

DOOR TICKETS: 6:30PM

CAST
Samelia Adams – Director
Queen E Atterberry – Conjure Woman and Producer
Rose Atterberry – Momma Hattie
Duane Branch – Buster
Morganne Lamberth – Tissie
Chaquis Maliqi – Olivia the SongBird
Sharon Cooper-Murray – The Gullah Lady
Leneke G. Washington – Elsie

Learn more at: WhenIFirstRemember.com/cast

Headliner: Jeremy McLellan was born and raised in Charleston and is a rising star in the standup comedy world. He was just honored as a “New Face of Comedy” at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and won the 2015 and 2016 Charleston Standup Competition, and was named Best Local Comic in the Charleston City Paper. A devout Christian, with a passion for social justice, Jeremy is a staple at interfaith events around the world, and recently completed sold-out shows in the U.S., Great Britain, and Pakistan.

Showcase: Cody Daniel Hughes is a unique storytelling absurdist that Maria Bamford once called “a delightful beast.” He’s opened for national acts like Lewis Black and has performed all over the Southeast and Charleston.

Feature: Jon Antoine, local Charlestonian, lays on all his Bronx-born cool every time he hits the stage, whether it’s as a podcaster (The Petty Couch Podcast), sketch performer with Vernon Moses, or standup comedian.

You’re invited to meet jewelry designer, Sara Weinstock, and enjoy an exclusive shopping event featuring pieces from her latest jewelry collection!

Lightroom Studios
2070 Northbrook Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29406

Refreshment + Networking + Information + Relaxation – This event is for entrepreneurs/potential business owners to have fun, fellowship, network, share their business experiences with and learn from one another in a relaxed setting.

Join us for the last TEK event of the year! Remember, it’s a kickback, so wear your “Saturday morning chill” attire.

Your $20 investment includes fun business bingo, brunch bites, Klarity bag, and The Ultimate KKP Experience! There will also be giveaways! Only 15 spots available! For more information, contact Krystal Klear Productions at (843) 608-9416 or KrystalKlearProductions1@gmail.com. #TheEntrepreneurialKickback #KKPEntrepreneurialKickback #KKPKickback #TheBusinessBrunchEdition #TEKBusinessBrunch #KKPBusinessBrunch

North Charleston Riverfront Park
1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405

It’s time to gather again and crown the best maker of fried chicken in Charleston at the 2nd annual Southern Fried Chicken Challenge! This culinary event hosts local and regional restaurants as they compete to make the most delicious fried chicken in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

It’s a day full of food, music & fun! Sample tasty dishes from the top local chefs, listen to live music and pay tribute to our love of this quintessential southern comfort dish. Bring your friends, family and a chair or blanket and get ready to spend an afternoon indulging in the best foods Charleston has to offer!

 

The Gavalas Kolanko Foundation (GKF), a nonprofit organization that funds scholarships for Lowcountry students with disabilities, announced that the 3rd annual GKF Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Daniel Island Club. 

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Charleston Gaillard Center is proud to present Prints in Clay: A Photography Exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of photography highlighting and supporting the mission of the Slave Dwelling Project, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings.

The photography exhibit is free of charge, and will be in residence at the Charleston Gaillard Center for two weeks.

The photography exhibit is part of Prints in Clay, a four-part program consisting of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation.

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Charleston Gaillard Center is proud to present Prints in Clay: A Photography Exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of photography highlighting and supporting the mission of the Slave Dwelling Project, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings.

The photography exhibit is free of charge, and will be in residence at the Charleston Gaillard Center for two weeks.

The photography exhibit is part of Prints in Clay, a four-part program consisting of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation.

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Charleston Gaillard Center is proud to present Prints in Clay: A Photography Exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of photography highlighting and supporting the mission of the Slave Dwelling Project, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings.

The photography exhibit is free of charge, and will be in residence at the Charleston Gaillard Center for two weeks.

The photography exhibit is part of Prints in Clay, a four-part program consisting of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation.

Old Bethel United Methodist Church
222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

‘When I First Remember’, an interactive musical play by Lady In White Productions. Experience a journey through the eyes and the voices of the Gullah Geechee heritage and community, a blend of true events from the city of Historic Charleston’s slave trade and the survival of the enslaved Africans. ‘When I First Remember’, a bittersweet story filled with commemorations dedicated to the storytelling, dancing, and music of the Gullah Geechee Culture, rooted right here in the Lowcountry.

The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechee vendor.

Facebook.com/WhenIFirstRemember

VENUE: OLD BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
222 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401

ADMISSION: $21

ADVANCED TICKETS:
Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

DOOR TICKETS: 6:30PM

CAST
Samelia Adams – Director
Queen E Atterberry – Conjure Woman and Producer
Rose Atterberry – Momma Hattie
Duane Branch – Buster
Morganne Lamberth – Tissie
Chaquis Maliqi – Olivia the SongBird
Sharon Cooper-Murray – The Gullah Lady
Leneke G. Washington – Elsie

Learn more at: WhenIFirstRemember.com/cast

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Charleston Gaillard Center is proud to present Prints in Clay: A Photography Exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of photography highlighting and supporting the mission of the Slave Dwelling Project, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings.

The photography exhibit is free of charge, and will be in residence at the Charleston Gaillard Center for two weeks.

The photography exhibit is part of Prints in Clay, a four-part program consisting of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation.

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Charleston Gaillard Center is proud to present Prints in Clay: A Photography Exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of photography highlighting and supporting the mission of the Slave Dwelling Project, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings.

The photography exhibit is free of charge, and will be in residence at the Charleston Gaillard Center for two weeks.

The photography exhibit is part of Prints in Clay, a four-part program consisting of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation.

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Charleston Gaillard Center is proud to present Prints in Clay: A Photography Exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of photography highlighting and supporting the mission of the Slave Dwelling Project, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings.

The photography exhibit is free of charge, and will be in residence at the Charleston Gaillard Center for two weeks.

The photography exhibit is part of Prints in Clay, a four-part program consisting of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation.

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Step inside the back buildings and former work lots of Charleston’s private houses during the second annual Beyond the Big House Tour, Sept. 15, 2018, presented by The Slave Dwelling Project, the Charleston Gaillard Center and Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF). Kitchens, carriage houses, slave dwellings and even churches where the enslaved worshiped have survived to tell the stories of African Americans in early Charleston, their lives and immense contributions to the fabric of our city.

Join us for this unique culinary event celebrating the contributions of African-American culture to Lowcountry cuisine, curated by Dr. Jessica B. Harris. The event features a three-course meal, designed by Dr. Harris, highlighting the cuisine of the African Diaspora. The meal will blend context with cuisine. Commentary by Dr. Harris will present some of the ingredients used by cooks of the mid-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The meal will also include beer, wine, and a specially curated signature cocktail.

Honoring music spanning the 18th and most of the 19th centuries this powerful concert inspired by African-American Spirituals will be sung by mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, with piano, an instrumental septet and highly acclaimed The Lowcountry Voices featuring arrangements by Musical Director Wycliffe Gordon.

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Charleston Gaillard Center is proud to present Prints in Clay: A Photography Exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of photography highlighting and supporting the mission of the Slave Dwelling Project, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings.

The photography exhibit is free of charge, and will be in residence at the Charleston Gaillard Center for two weeks.

The photography exhibit is part of Prints in Clay, a four-part program consisting of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation.

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Charleston Gaillard Center is proud to present Prints in Clay: A Photography Exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of photography highlighting and supporting the mission of the Slave Dwelling Project, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings.

The photography exhibit is free of charge, and will be in residence at the Charleston Gaillard Center for two weeks.

The photography exhibit is part of Prints in Clay, a four-part program consisting of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation.

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Charleston Gaillard Center is proud to present Prints in Clay: A Photography Exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of photography highlighting and supporting the mission of the Slave Dwelling Project, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings.

The photography exhibit is free of charge, and will be in residence at the Charleston Gaillard Center for two weeks.

The photography exhibit is part of Prints in Clay, a four-part program consisting of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation.

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

What happens when you take art out of the protection of museum walls and plexiglass cases? How does art exist in the public sphere?

Join us as we have a discussion on the nature of street art. Using the current exhibiting artist Hitnes and his public murals around the country as a springboard, we will consider how street art functions both inside and outside the art world.

Learn more about Hitnes’s murals here.

About Halsey Talks

Halsey Talks are an ongoing series of roundtable discussion on intriguing concepts in art. While they may take advantage of exhibitions on view at the Halsey Institute, they are open-ended in nature. As a platform for a deeper understanding and discussion of fascinating ideas in art, Halsey Talks are open to all.

On September 18th, Stryker Orthopaedics will be hosting a joint health seminar The Courtyard Marriott Mount Pleasant at 7:00pm in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record (GWR) for “Largest Joint Health Awareness Lesson.” Local residents are encouraged to attend and learn about the latest advancements to treat joint pain, as well as take part in this exciting nationwide attempt.
The seminar in Charleston will take place simultaneously with more than 20 other seminars across the nation. Those interested in attending a seminar can visit patients.stryker.com/seminars to register

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Charleston Gaillard Center is proud to present Prints in Clay: A Photography Exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of photography highlighting and supporting the mission of the Slave Dwelling Project, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings.

The photography exhibit is free of charge, and will be in residence at the Charleston Gaillard Center for two weeks.

The photography exhibit is part of Prints in Clay, a four-part program consisting of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation.

Old Bethel United Methodist Church
222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

‘When I First Remember’, an interactive musical play by Lady In White Productions. Experience a journey through the eyes and the voices of the Gullah Geechee heritage and community, a blend of true events from the city of Historic Charleston’s slave trade and the survival of the enslaved Africans. ‘When I First Remember’, a bittersweet story filled with commemorations dedicated to the storytelling, dancing, and music of the Gullah Geechee Culture, rooted right here in the Lowcountry.

The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechee vendor.

Facebook.com/WhenIFirstRemember

VENUE: OLD BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
222 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401

ADMISSION: $21

ADVANCED TICKETS:
Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

DOOR TICKETS: 6:30PM

CAST
Samelia Adams – Director
Queen E Atterberry – Conjure Woman and Producer
Rose Atterberry – Momma Hattie
Duane Branch – Buster
Morganne Lamberth – Tissie
Chaquis Maliqi – Olivia the SongBird
Sharon Cooper-Murray – The Gullah Lady
Leneke G. Washington – Elsie

Learn more at: WhenIFirstRemember.com/cast

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Charleston Gaillard Center is proud to present Prints in Clay: A Photography Exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of photography highlighting and supporting the mission of the Slave Dwelling Project, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings.

The photography exhibit is free of charge, and will be in residence at the Charleston Gaillard Center for two weeks.

The photography exhibit is part of Prints in Clay, a four-part program consisting of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation.

Network. Have fun. Make friends. Do business.

Enjoy a drink and build valuable business connections. Plus! We will have valuable give-aways. Come out and have some fun while investing in your business and community. 

The Details

Tickets include a chip for your first drink. Additional drinks and food are available for purchase at the restaurant. All are welcome – members and nonmembers alike!

Give-aways

Under the Stars Massage: one 60 minute massage

Stingray Branding: $50 gift card

G-Net Annual Retreat

Visit with Janette with Dream Vacations and learn more about our G-Net Annual Retreat Cruise this October!

Sponsors

Under the Stars Massage Therapy, Stingray Branding, and Tax Pros Plus

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Charleston Gaillard Center is proud to present Prints in Clay: A Photography Exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of photography highlighting and supporting the mission of the Slave Dwelling Project, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings.

The photography exhibit is free of charge, and will be in residence at the Charleston Gaillard Center for two weeks.

The photography exhibit is part of Prints in Clay, a four-part program consisting of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation.

Barnes & Noble (Mt Pleasant Towne Centre)
1716 Towne Centre Way, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

5-time best-selling author Frank McKinney will be coming to Barnes & Noble Mt. Pleasant Towne Center (1716 Towne Centre Way, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464) in a 1941 WWII ambulance “tour bus” promoting love, healing and forgiveness by way of his new book, The Other Thief: A Collision of Love, Flesh and Faith (9.18.18, HCI Books). It’s a seductively spiritual love story that shatters the Christian romance genre and boldly creates a new one, compelling readers to examine the boundaries of their own faith and the dark forces that challenge it.

Summerville Masonic Lodge
111 North Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483

The Southern BBQ Network (SBN) a non-profit organization is holding a certified judges training class on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Summerville Masonic Lodge, 111 North Main Street, Summerville, S.C. 29483. SBN provides certified BBQ judges in Georgia, North and South Carolina to only organizations that hold events to raise funds for local charitable causes.

 

Previous certifications by other BBQ judging organizations are not required to take the training class (unless you wish to do so), the only requirement is to take a cross over instruction prior to judging at an event. The class to become a certified BBQ judge and a member will start at 10 AM to 2 PM with a BBQ lunch included. The class cost is $ 25.00 and the membership fee for a single is $ 17.50, couples $ 30.00 (you need to be a member to judge).

 

Once you have received SBN certification you can then start judging at the next contest on September 28th and 29th at either the Jamil Shriner’s BBQ Cook Off in Columbia or in Myrtle Beach at the Smoke at the Beach event. Both events are fund raisers for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals. Additional events for this fall are listed on our web site at http://www.sbbqn.com/.

 

To register for the class visit our web site and click on the certification class’s picture or for more information contact Mike Wright at southernbbqnetwork@gmail.com or by phone 843-425-4186.

Price: $42.50 – $85

Class Fee $ 25.00, Single Membership 1/2 year $ 17.50, couples $ 30.00.

 

Sept 22, 2018 – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Summerville Masonic Lodge
111 North Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

All Halsey Institute members are invited to join the Halsey staff and tour guides for a fun-filled family-friendly celebration of The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon.

September 22nd will serve as a microcosm of all of the best that the Halsey has to offer, providing opportunities for members of the Halsey family to make art together, to meet some new (animal) friends, and to take guided tours! Several expert sponsors for this event will be sharing how they relate to the natural world and offer tools that the whole family can use.

This event is open to all Halsey Institute members. Join the Halsey to join the fun!

Thank you to our presenters, and partners!

To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/sustain/ or call (843) 953-5652.

Using the concepts of ‘parallel lives’ and ‘intertwined belongings’ as backdrop, Dr. Kwame Nimako will demonstrate in this lecture that the legacy of Atlantic slavery has given rise to five distinctively racialized movements on the subject of slavery. The five movements in question are: remembrance and commemorations, reparations, anniversaries, museums, and the movement to combat so-called ‘modern’ slavery. At the forefront of the demands for remembrance/commemoration, anniversary, and reparation is Black agency and activism; the museums and ‘modern’ slavery initiatives are predominantly white Euro-American. Reception to follow.

In a society once ruled by a white minority, the primary focus of law enforcement in early Charleston was to surveil and intimidate the enslaved Black minority. Traditional policing practices, rooted in medieval English law and based on a shared community responsibility, were modified locally to address the New World circumstances created by the practice of race-based slavery. Join Dr. Nic Butler, historian at Charleston County Public Library, for a survey of early policing practices in both urban and rural Charleston, and how the destructive legacy of such practices cast a shadow over law enforcement well into the twentieth century.

Old Bethel United Methodist Church
222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

‘When I First Remember’, an interactive musical play by Lady In White Productions. Experience a journey through the eyes and the voices of the Gullah Geechee heritage and community, a blend of true events from the city of Historic Charleston’s slave trade and the survival of the enslaved Africans. ‘When I First Remember’, a bittersweet story filled with commemorations dedicated to the storytelling, dancing, and music of the Gullah Geechee Culture, rooted right here in the Lowcountry.

The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechee vendor.

Facebook.com/WhenIFirstRemember

VENUE: OLD BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
222 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401

ADMISSION: $21

ADVANCED TICKETS:
Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

DOOR TICKETS: 6:30PM

CAST
Samelia Adams – Director
Queen E Atterberry – Conjure Woman and Producer
Rose Atterberry – Momma Hattie
Duane Branch – Buster
Morganne Lamberth – Tissie
Chaquis Maliqi – Olivia the SongBird
Sharon Cooper-Murray – The Gullah Lady
Leneke G. Washington – Elsie

Learn more at: WhenIFirstRemember.com/cast

Charleston Area Convention Center
5001 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418, USA

Le Creuset Announces Third Charleston Factory-to-Table Sale in September

Back by popular demand, Le Creuset has announced that its Factory-to-Table event will return to the Charleston Area Convention Center in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, September 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a special VIP shopping event on Thursday, September 27, 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Each shopping session will feature exclusive discounts on a vast selection of the premium cookware brand, including limited-edition colors and rare shapes and styles. Tickets, now available for purchase in two-hour shopping sessions here, are $25 for Thursday night, $10 for Friday and Saturday and free-of-charge for Sunday with pre-registration online required. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds will go towards scholarship funding for Culinary Institute of Charleston students at Trident Technical College, as well as Palmetto Goodwill’s Culinary Kick-Start, a hands-on program that provides entry-level job seekers with skills and on-site training by some of Charleston’s top culinary professionals.

 

 “Following the success of last year’s event in Charleston, as well as in Fort Worth, Nashville and Denver, we couldn’t be more excited to return to the Lowcountry,” said Diane Foster, Le Creuset VP of Retail. “We are so thankful to have the support of Le Creuset loyalists and our retail teams here in Charleston to help ensure another great event. Additionally, we are thrilled to be able to give back to the Culinary Kick-Start program, as it’s a strong contributor to providing training and jobs in the city’s culinary industry.” 

 

The Party Starts Early

The Factory-to-Table event kicks off Thursday evening, September 27, with two special VIP shopping sessions at the Charleston Area Convention Center from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. The VIP sessions are offered to the public at a premium ticket price of $25 and will feature early sale access, demos and meet-and-greets with Charleston’s top chefs, live music, a photo booth, drinks, bites and more. Tickets to the VIP sessions are available for purchase here.

 

Insider Access

Hospitality industry members will have the chance to take advantage of exclusive deals on Friday, September 28. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., chefs and other members of the industry will receive an extra 15 percent off, on top of existing discounts with proof of ID, such as a business card or paystub. Online registration is required.

 

Shopping for a Worthy Cause

For this year’s event, Le Creuset has teamed up with two Lowcountry organizations, Palmetto Goodwill’s Culinary Kick-Start and the Culinary Institute of Charleston, as the benefiting charity partners of the Charleston Factory-to-Table sale. This is the first year Le Creuset is partnering with Palmetto Goodwill’s Culinary Kick-Start, a training program for entry-level jobseekers focused on both soft skills and on-site training by some of Charleston’s top culinary professionals. One hundred percent of ticket sale proceeds from the VIP Hospitality Event and the Friday and Saturday shopping sessions will be distributed to both organization, and representatives from both organizations will be on site throughout the weekend to educate shoppers on their missions and about ways to get involved.

 

About Le Creuset

For nearly a century, Le Creuset has focused on inspiring and empowering people everywhere to make joy through cooking.  From the original enameled cast iron cookware to stoneware, stainless, silicone and more, Le Creuset has grown to offer products across a range of materials and categories that guarantees the right tool for the right job. For a list of Le Creuset stores, please visit www.LeCreuset.com/stores.

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow members for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6:00PM, curator Bryan Granger will lead a guided tour of “The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon,” featuring work by the Italian artist Hitnes.

Learn more about the curatorial process and other behind-the-scenes decisions with a member of the Halsey Institute staff. Curator-led tours occur for every exhibition on the last Thursday of each show. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! Open to all levels of membership.

To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/support/ or call (843) 953-4422.

 

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present the exhibition “The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon,” featuring new work by the Italian artist Hitnes. The exhibition and its related programming have been developed as a special research initiative by the Halsey Institute to honor the importance of Charleston to Audubon’s legacy.

John James Audubon spent the early decades of the nineteenth century tracking birds and drawing them with the goal of creating a compendium of all of the birds in the United States. Charleston played an important role in Audubon’s work as he kept a studio here in the home of his friend and fellow naturalist John Bachman. Audubon searched for specimens on the Sea Islands off of Charleston’s coast, and he even included the city’s distinctive skyline from the 1830s—replete with church steeples—in his drawing of the long-billed curlew.

Nearly two hundred years later, the Italian painter and muralist Hitnes embarked on a twenty-city road trip to retrace and rediscover the America that Audubon traversed in the making of his opus “The Birds of America” (1827–39). Traveling along Audubon’s exploratory routes, Hitnes sketched and painted what he saw, creating an updated visual documentation of the birds Audubon painted. This body of work, along with objects and ephemera collected along the journey, will be on view at the Halsey Institute beginning in August 2018. The exhibition follows Hitnes’s residencies in Charleston at the Halsey Institute in the summers of 2017 and 2018.