Event Calendar

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October 27 - November 02
  • 27
    27.October.Sunday

    Locklear's Oyster Benefit for Domestic Violence Survivors

    4:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Oct-27-19
    Locklear's
    2293 Folly Road Charleston, SC 29412

    Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence with Thrive Saves Lives at Locklear’s (2293 Folly Road Charleston, SC 29412). All you can eat oysters, chili cook off, hotdogs and cornbread, plus two drink tickets for $25 per person. Bring a bag of dog or cat food and receive $5 off. Live Music, Silent Auction, and Raffle. All proceeds will go to local victims of domestic violence.

    Lowcountry Halloween Fest

    11:39 pm
    Oct-27-19
    Citadel Mall
    2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407, USA

    Join us for the Lowcountry Halloween Fest on Sunday, October 27th! A unique and safe indoor trick-or-treating experience with dozens of family-friendly local businesses handing out candy. Children can trick-or-treat and enjoy free bounce houses, photo booth, balloon animals, airbrush face & body art, laser tag, and much more. Special guests will be making an appearance. The first 1,500 trick-or-treaters are guaranteed candy! Sponsor and vendor opportunities are available. To feature your family-friendly business at this great community event, email [email protected]

  • 28
    28.October.Monday
    No events
  • 29
    29.October.Tuesday

    North Charleston Mayoral Candidates Forum

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Oct-29-19
    North Charleston City Hall
    2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29413

    Come out and meet the candidates for the office of Mayor of North Charleston as they discuss topics pertinent to the city.

    Halsey Talks: Art & Activism

    6:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Oct-29-19
    Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    Traditionally, art and activism have occupied separate domains. Often, art’s ambiguity and open endedness lay in contrast to activism’s clear messaging. In recent years, many artists have blurred the line between this supposed distinction, calling attention to issues in their work while making museums sites of resistance. How does art function as activism?

    For this Halsey Talks, we will be joined by Kali Holloway, journalist and director of the Make It Right Project, a multimedia campaign dedicated to righting social justice wrongs. Holloway is currently organizing events around the country featuring readings, dance performances, and visual art engagements dedicated to illuminating Confederate monuments’ ties to white supremacy.

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    Halsey Talks are an ongoing series of roundtable discussions 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.

  • 30
    30.October.Wednesday
    No events
  • 31
    31.October.Thursday

    Halloween at the Ascaryum

    All day
    Oct-31-19
    SC Aquarium
    100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston SC, 29401

    Join us for fun and games as we celebrate the spookiest time of year! Guests of all ages are invited to adventure through our Ascaryum dressed in Halloween costumes. Join in ghoulish games, win tasty treats and create creepy crafts!

  • 01
    01.November.Friday

    HIACON: Hemp Industries Association Conference

    12:00 am
    Nov-01-19-Nov-04-19

    HIACON will bring 72 exhibitors and more than 40 speakers and educators who represent farm business, sustainability, herbal and dietary supplements as well as hemp companies, business services, and brands showcasing product innovation. Up to 72 vendors with products ranging from hemp farm supplies to retail products will be on-site, as well as industry leaders and educators hosting Hemp Industry Talks. This annual trade association event provides for education, conversation, exhibition and networking like no other hemp event in the country. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from experts and each other. Orders for products and services are often negotiated right in the exhibit hall or the lounge while the event is live. This year’s HIACON will be monumental as the longest-standing hemp conference in its 26th year. It will be free and open to the public on Sunday, November 3, 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM. Only registered attendees will have full access for the entire weekend. To learn more, or to register for the entire event visit www.hiacon.org.

    Jewelry Trunk Show with Barracuda Moon

    10:00 am-8:00 pm
    Nov-01-19-Nov-30-19
    The Restoration
    75 Wentworth Street Charleston, SC 29401

    The moon has awoken with the sleep of the sun – it’s time for our final trunk show of the year. Barracuda Moon, a jewelry line inspired by the magic and rhythm of the ocean, will be on display at The Restoration Hotel. Don’t miss this chance to find the perfect holiday gift for yourself or someone special.

    The 2019 Collegiate Gathering

    7:00 pm-6:30 pm
    Nov-01-19-Nov-02-19
    Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church
    7396 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406

     

    This is a FREE two-night concert series of South Carolina college gospel choirs (Friday at 7 PM, Saturday at 6:30 PM). On Saturday morning and afternoon, there will be student workshops, a general session, choir rehearsal, acoustic café (students dine, fellowship together, show their talents and win prizes), and mini-college fair (for high school students only). The High School Mass Choir will be featured on Saturday evening, along with The Collegiate Gathering Mass Choir.

     

    America Street, film screening

    7:00 pm-8:30 pm
    Nov-01-19
    CofC's School of Sciences and Mathematics, Auditorium
    202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29403

    Join us for a screening of the documentary film America Street. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Idrissou Mora-Kpai, Assistant Professor at Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication.

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    “On America Street in Charleston’s East Side neighborhood, Joe is the owner of a small corner store, the heart of an old but slowly disappearing black community. Almost half of all African Americans trace their origins back to Charleston, a city that is still haunted by its slave-owning past. In the face of the multiple challenges that African Americans face, Joe is determined to stay hopeful and to resist losing his neighborhood to the rising forces of gentrification.

    My film captures three months during 2015 of Joe’s daily struggles set against the backdrop of racist violence in the city, from the killing of Walter Scott by a police officer to the Emanuel Church massacre by a young white supremacist.

    I was inspired to make the film when I moved to South Carolina in 2013. I am a West African immigrant and I was, and still am, trying to navigate a country that feels, in many ways, increasingly unwelcoming towards black bodies.

    Through the character of Joe, my film examines how African Americans feel marginalized in a once predominantly black city like Charleston and how white supremacy is becoming more pervasive and insidious in America.”
    – Idrissou Mora-Kpai
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    Find out more about Idrissou and “America Street” here: https://idrimora.com

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    Co-sponsored by departments and programs across the College of Charleston: African American Studies, African Studies, Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program, Department of Economics, First Year Experience, Geography Minor, Historic Preservation and Community Planning, Office of Institutional Diversity, Department of Political Science, Carter Real Estate Center, The Joseph P. Riley Jr. Center for Livable Communities, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Southern Studies Program.

    Nightly Spirits’ Pub Tour Trolls Into Town

    8:30 pm-11:00 pm
    Nov-01-19
    Henry's on the Market
    54 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

    Nightly Spirits, the nation’s largest haunted pub tour company providing tours in 14 cities across the nation, is bringing its spooky ghost tales and lively tour guides to Charleston, South Carolina with tours kicking off Friday, June 28th. Established in 2012, Nightly Spirits boasts year-round, intimate tours of just 15 to 20 guests that provide a hair-raising history through Charleston’s apparitional annals.

    Priced at just $25 for a two-and-a-half-hour tour that includes some pub time to drown the darkness, locals and tourists ages 21-and-up will gain access to exclusive off-limits areas throughout Charleston’s most “spectered” saloons.  Enthusiastic and costumed tour guides will cast a spooky spell throughout the evening with their knowledgeable, theatric and even comedic tales of Charleston’s other worldly adventures.

    Starting at 8:30 p.m., tour guests will meet their guide at Henry’s on the Market to kick off their night of ghoulish adventure. The tour will continue on to the equally haunted Tommy Condon’s where guests will learn why Charleston got its famous nickname, with Blind Tiger rounding out the night with more libations and haunted happenings.

  • 02
    02.November.Saturday

    48th Annual Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering

    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Nov-02-19
    Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
    1235 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

    Visit Scotland for the day at the 48th Annual Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering! Organized by the Scottish Society of Charleston, this event brings in over 6,000 guests and is the second oldest event of its kind in the southeast.

    See our website for more information: https://www.charlestonscottishgames.com

    Highlight of Events
    – Charleston Tartan Ball: Friday, November 1st, 6:00 pm -10:00 pm

    – 48th Charleston Scottish Games: Saturday, November 2nd, 9:00 am -5:00 pm

    – Scotch Whisky Tasting: Saturday, November 2nd, 12:00 pm
    (Admission Ticket must be purchased separately)

    – Kirkin o’ the Tartan: Sunday, November 3rd, 8:45 am & 11:15 am

    Find fun activities for all ages and interests at this year’s Scottish Games & Highland Gathering! Get your tickets today.

    Hampton Plantation Park Sweep

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Nov-02-19
    Hampton Plantation
    1950 Rutledge Rd. McClellanville, SC 29458

    Interested in volunteering? Come out to help us pick up litter and keep the park and roads looking beautiful!

    Gentrification in Charleston: Katrina Andry and Daron-Lee Calhoun II in Conversation

    10:00 am-11:00 am
    Nov-02-19
    Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    Join us for a discussion between artist Katrina Andry and Daron-Lee Calhoun II, Race and Social Justice Initiative Coordinator, Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, on the topic of gentrification in Charleston. Using “The State of Racial Disparities in Charleston County, South Carolina 2000- 2015”, a report commissioned by the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, Andry and Calhoun will explore the factors that have created the current-day scenario in the Charleston. Touching on gentrification, property taxes, historic preservation, and education, they will also examine next steps and solutions for Charleston’s inequity, such as raising the minimum wage and creating affordable housing.
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    Learn more about Katrina Andry’s exhibition “Over There and Here is Me and Me” at the Halsey Institute here: bit.ly/2MrrRsx

    Read “The State of Racial Disparities in Charleston County, South Carolina 2000- 2015” here: bit.ly/Racial-Disparities

    Free coffee will be provided!

    This event is sponsored by The Sustainability Literacy Institute at the College of Charleston and South Carolina Humanities, a not-for-profit organization; inspiring, engaging, and enriching South Carolina with programs on literature, history, culture, and heritage.

    Baxter-Patrick James Island Library Grand Opening

    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Nov-02-19
    Baxter-Patrick James Island Library
    1858 S. Grimball Road, Charleston, SC 29412

    Charleston County Public Library will open the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library, located at 1858 South Grimball Road, on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The ribbon cutting ceremony will include speakers from the library and Charleston County Government, as well as elected officials. The ceremony will also feature the dedication of portraits of long-time James Island educators Nan C. Baxter and Anna Smalls Patrick. The new library, as well as the elementary school that formerly occupied the library site, were named for Mrs. Baxter and Mrs. Patrick to honor the impact they had on the surrounding community.

    In addition to the ribbon cutting, patrons will have the opportunity to attend several opening day programs including a special storytime featuring CCPL’s mascot, Owlbert, a panel discussion on the Evergreen Cemetery, which is located adjacent to the library property, a Young Adult talk featuring YallFest author Corrie Wang, a silent disco, and a program by CCPL historian Nic Butler.

    Jewelry Trunk Show with Barracuda Moon

    10:00 am-8:00 pm
    Nov-02-19-Dec-01-19
    The Restoration
    75 Wentworth Street Charleston, SC 29401

    The moon has awoken with the sleep of the sun – it’s time for our final trunk show of the year. Barracuda Moon, a jewelry line inspired by the magic and rhythm of the ocean, will be on display at The Restoration Hotel. Don’t miss this chance to find the perfect holiday gift for yourself or someone special.

    Evergreen Cemetery Panel Discussion

    11:00 am-1:00 pm
    Nov-02-19
    Baxter-Patrick James Island Library
    1858 S. Grimball Road, Charleston, SC 29412

    Listen to library staff and James Island community members present information and answer questions about the Evergreen Cemetery that’s adjacent to the library.

    P-Nut: Lowcountry Poet

    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Nov-02-19
    Charleston County Public Library
    68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

    Join P-Nut to celebrate Lowcountry Poetry! He will be hosting a public poetry reading and book signing of his newly released book of poetry, “P-NUT, Part II: The Masterpiece.” Following the reading, he will facilitate a group discussion on the importance of protecting our cultural heritage as Charleston experiences growth and change. This project was funded in part by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program through their joint administration of the Lowcountry support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennet Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.

    Charleston Gator Club Florida vs Georgia Watch Party

    3:00 pm-6:30 pm
    Nov-02-19
    Creekside Brewhouse
    2600 Savannah Hwy, Ste B, Charleston, South Carolina 29414

    It’s great to be a Gator! Now let’s cheer on our boys as they face the Georgia Bulldogs this Saturday!

    We’ll see you at The Captain’s Quarters, formerly Creekside Kitchen & Brewhouse, at 3pm!

    •Gator BINGO
    •Multiple TVs to watch the games
    •Game sound throughout the venue
    •Cornhole
    •Tailgating games
    •Food & drinks
    •Gator Pregame & Traditional Festivities (Mr 2 Bits, We Are The Boys, Florida Chants)

    Arrive early to secure your seat.

    Nightly Spirits’ Pub Tour Trolls Into Town

    8:30 pm-11:00 pm
    Nov-02-19
    Henry's on the Market
    54 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

    Nightly Spirits, the nation’s largest haunted pub tour company providing tours in 14 cities across the nation, is bringing its spooky ghost tales and lively tour guides to Charleston, South Carolina with tours kicking off Friday, June 28th. Established in 2012, Nightly Spirits boasts year-round, intimate tours of just 15 to 20 guests that provide a hair-raising history through Charleston’s apparitional annals.

    Priced at just $25 for a two-and-a-half-hour tour that includes some pub time to drown the darkness, locals and tourists ages 21-and-up will gain access to exclusive off-limits areas throughout Charleston’s most “spectered” saloons.  Enthusiastic and costumed tour guides will cast a spooky spell throughout the evening with their knowledgeable, theatric and even comedic tales of Charleston’s other worldly adventures.

    Starting at 8:30 p.m., tour guests will meet their guide at Henry’s on the Market to kick off their night of ghoulish adventure. The tour will continue on to the equally haunted Tommy Condon’s where guests will learn why Charleston got its famous nickname, with Blind Tiger rounding out the night with more libations and haunted happenings.