Event Calendar

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December 01 - December 07
  • 01
    01.December.Sunday

    City of Charleston Holiday Parade

    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Dec-01-19
    Downtown Charleston
    Charleston, SC

    This holiday tradition is better than ever as bands, floats, marchers and performers parade through downtown Charleston.

    The parade will begin near Colonial Lake and continue up Broad Street to Meeting Street and disperses on Calhoun Street near Marion Square on

    Sunday, December 1 at 3:00pm

    City of Charleston Tree Lighting Ceremony

    4:30 pm-6:30 pm
    Dec-01-19

    An annual Charleston holiday jubilee featuring performances from musicians and arts organizations throughout Charleston that will culminate in the lighting of the magnificent 64-foot Holiday Tree of Lights, the official City of Charleston Christmas tree in Marion Square.

    Holiday Swing in Walterboro

    5:00 pm-6:30 pm
    Dec-01-19
    Colleton County Civic Center
    494 Hampton Street, Walterboro, SC 29488

    The Charleston Jazz Orchestra presents Holiday Swing for the first time in Walterboro! Maestro Robert Lewis and our 18-piece big band will swing you into the holiday spirit with big band arrangements of holiday favorites. Add a little jazz to your holiday cheer with this popular Charleston Jazz tradition!

    Adult: $35  |  Senior: $30  |  Student: $10

  • 02
    02.December.Monday

    GivingTuesday Kickoff Holiday Party

    5:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Dec-02-19

    Join us for our GivingTuesday Kickoff Holiday Party! This free event is our chance to say Thank You!

    You allowed us to empower 1,658+ children in two Berkeley County Schools to learn and lead because of your support and belief in us.

    This amazing party is also an opportunity to raise donations and help us impact another 700 students to be future leaders.

    Making a donation is a way of reaching out a helping hand. By providing even a small donation, you can be part of an effort to provide leadership training in K-12 and beyond.

    We look forward to celebrating with you and kicking off our GivingTuesday campaign!

    Offramp The Music of Pat Metheny

    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Dec-02-19-Jan-23-20

    Offramp kicks off Local Band Day at the 6th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival! They are an exciting new group that plays an eclectic assortment from guitar visionary Pat Metheny, but with their own flare. Selections from different eras and bands of Pat’s career will be explored with an emphasis on groove, melody, and interaction.

    Offramp consists of four premier jazz artists from Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

    Tim Fischer – Guitar
    Brett Belanger – Bass
    Eric Schoor – Saxophone
    David Patterson – Drums

  • 03
    03.December.Tuesday

    Robert Earl Keen's Countdown to Christmas

    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Dec-03-19

    Doors at 7:00pm

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Robert Earl Keen is launching a new holiday show experience – Countdown to Christmas: Lunar Tunes & Looney Times. Keen and his band will pay homage to the space race and all things celestial in an out-of-this-world evening of family holiday fun.
    Concertgoers will blast off with Keen’s classic “Merry Christmas from the Family,” fan favorites, and unearthly covers from his band members. “Merry Christmas from the Family” first appeared on Keen’s 1994 album, Gringo Honeymoon. University of Texas Press released Keen’s companion book, also titled Merry Christmas from the Family, in 2005.

    Huffington Post describes his annual concert series as “part comedy/variety show (think The Carol Burnett Show of old) and part musical cornucopia that’s full of pleasant surprises. It’s akin to Christmas morning, but one where Keen and his merry band of musicians continue to unwrap gifts you didn’t even know you were hoping for until they share them on stage.”

    Opening act: Austin-based, swamp-pop-soul supergroup Shinyribs.

  • 04
    04.December.Wednesday
    No events
  • 05
    05.December.Thursday

    Curator-led tour of "Over There and Here is Me and Me" and "Linked"

    6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Dec-05-19
    Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
    161 Calhoun Street, downtown Charleston, Sc

    Join the Halsey Institute staff for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs Bryan Granger will lead Halsey Institute members on a guided tour of “Katrina Andry: Over There and Here is Me and Me” and “Colin Quashie: Linked”

    Explore the exhibitions, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This event is open to all levels of membership. To learn more about Halsey Institute membership, click here: bit.ly/joinHICA

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    ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONS:

    The work of Katrina Andry probes the power structures of race-based stereotypes. For her exhibition at the Halsey Institute, Andry will explore the stereotypes that engender gentrification. Using printmaking and installation, she creates visceral images that beckon viewers to examine their own preconceived notions of society. As Charleston’s neighborhoods are rapidly changing in multifarious ways, this exhibition will provide a springboard for community-wide conversations on gentrification.


    Colin Quashie creates images that comment on contemporary racial stereotypes. Combining historical relics and artifacts with icons from past and present popular culture, Quashie sharply critiques the way people of color are portrayed in modern visual culture. Using his signature caustic wit, he blends images to allow viewers to more fully explore how images of African Americans and Black culture are constructed today.

    In his latest series, called Linked, Quashie juxtaposes images of well-known Black figures with other representations of artifacts to comment on stereotypes as they exist today. In Gabriel, Quashie tweaks an image of Louie Armstrong, updating his signature trumpet with a set of slave shackles. Similarly, in Rose Colored, he creates an image of Harriet Tubman donning a pair of rose-colored glasses, referencing the abolitionist’s view of slaveholders, for whom she still held a level of empathy. With these works, Quashie teases out underlying stereotypes, exposing them for all to see more plainly.


    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONS:
    halsey.cofc.edu/exhibitions

     

  • 06
    06.December.Friday

    Nightly Spirits’ Pub Tour Trolls Into Town

    8:30 pm-11:00 pm
    Dec-06-19
    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.

  • 07
    07.December.Saturday

    Charleston Holiday Market

    9:00 am-3:00 pm
    Dec-07-19

    Join us as we extend the Charleston Farmers Market for the Holidays!!! Enjoy your favorite vendors from the regular season in addition to special guest vendors, who are sure to bring holiday cheer to Marion Square. Open Each Saturday & Sunday, 9am-3pm from 12/7-22. Free Visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus!

    AARP CarFit Driver Safety Event

    10:00 am-2:00 pm
    Dec-07-19
    Cynthia Graham Hurd/St Andrews Regional Library
    1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC 29407

    CarFit is a free, interactive and educational program that teaches participants how to make their personal vehicle “fit” them in order to increase safety and mobility when they hit the road. Call AARP representative Karen Patterson at 803-671-0821 to register for a 20-minute appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

    Nightly Spirits’ Pub Tour Trolls Into Town

    8:30 pm-11:00 pm
    Dec-07-19
    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.