April PlanAhead: Your April Charleston events calendar

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All month long

TheBuy
Online Plant Sale | Thurs., Apr. 1-Tues., Apr. 20 | All day long | Virtual via Charleston Horticultural Society | Prices vary | Celebrate the “Spirit of Plantasia” by partaking in Charleston’s plant sale + garden festival.
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market | Every Tuesday | 3:30-7 p.m. | Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market Pavilion, 645 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | This season, the event will be operating on an “essentials format” to accommodate COVID-19 guidelines.

Talk
Virtual Book Discussion: Best American Poetry 2020 | Every Wednesday | 12 p.m. | Virtual via Charleston County Public Library | Free with registration | A weekly discussion focusing on 2020’s 75 best American poems

Learn
The Musicology of Gullah Geechee Culture | Every Wednesday | 1 p.m. | Virtual via Brookgreen Gardens | Free with registration | Learn about the Gullah Geechee culture through music + language.

Art
Art Quilters of the Lowcountry | Fri., Apr. 2-Sat., Apr. 24 | Various times | Park Circle Gallery, 4820 Jenkins Ave., North Charleston | Free | “A Thread Runs Through It” display of local quilts + fabrics

Active
Summerville Goat Yoga | Every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Flowertown Charm Mini Farm, 255 Stallsville Rd., Summerville | $24.50 | Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats.

Show

Wind Down at WestEdge | Every Thurs. + Fri. | 5-8 p.m. | WestEdge, 10 Westedge St. | Free | Listen to live musicians perform everything from jazz to bluegrass.

Illusions: the Drag Queen Brunch Show | Every Sat. + Sun. | 1:30 p.m. | Deco, 28 Ann St. | $25+ | Enjoy breakfast + a show at one of Charleston’s favorite drag brunches.

Thursday, April 1-Sunday, April 4

Thursday, Apr. 1

Learn
No Really! Charleston’s Myths, Legends and Lore | Thurs., Apr. 1 | 12 p.m. | Virtual via Historic Charleston Foundation | $20 | Learn all about the Holy City’s oldest myths + legends.

Show
First Thursday Gullah Spirituals | Thurs., Apr. 1 | 5:30 p.m. | The Aiken-Rhett House, 48 Elizabeth St. | $40 | Experience the music + sounds of the Sea Islands.

Outdoors
Toast Under the Oaks | Thurs., Apr. 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Johns Island County Park, 2662 Mullet Hall Rd., Johns Island | $15 | Eat, drink + listen to live music. Tickets include wine or beer.

Friday, Apr. 2

Cause
The Blood Connection Blood Drive | Fri., Apr. 2 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | MarineMax Hall Marine, 142 Sportsman Island Dr. | Free with registration | All donors will receive a $20 Visa gift card.

Learn
The Ferntastic Legacy of Charleston’s Victorian-Era Houseplants | Fri., Apr. 2 | 12 p.m. | Virtual via Historic Charleston Foundation | $20 | Learn how potted house plants have played a role in Charleston decorating for centuries.

TryThis
Friday Night Mario | Fri., Apr. 2 | 7-11 p.m. | Player’s Place Billiards, 1934 Ashley River Rd. | $5 | A Mario Kart tournament on the Nintendo Switch

Show
CBDB | Fri., Apr. 2 | 6 p.m. + 9 p.m. | Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. | $15 | The evening will be split into two shows. Tickets sold separately
Jupiter Coyote Trio | Fri., Apr. 2 | 7 p.m. | The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms | $10 | An outdoor concert on the Beach Stage
Comedy Night: Sean Patton and Caitlin Cook | Fri., Apr. 2 | 7-9 p.m. | Southern Roots (Park Circle), 1083 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston | $15 | Sean Patton + Caitlin Cook will perform a night of stand-up comedy.
CMH Stage Sessions Vinyl Release Concert | Fri., Apr. 2 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $20 | Join artists Marcus Amaker, Charlton Singleton + more for a performance celebrating the release of their vinyl record.

Saturday, Apr. 3

ForPets
Doggie Easter Egg Hunt | Sat., Apr. 3 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Park Pets, 1021 E. Montague Ave. | $12 | Every egg will contain a treat or prize for you + your pet.

Art
Museums on Us Weekend | Sat., Apr. 3-Sun., Apr. 4 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. | Free | Guests will receive free admission with a Bank of America or Merrill credit or debit card.

TheBuy
Consign Charleston Parking Lot Sale | Sat., Apr. 3 | 10 a.m. | Consign Charleston, 1610 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. | Free | Shop until you drop with bottomless mimosas + 50% off all items placed outdoors.

ForKids
Shark Tooth Easter Egg Hunt | Sat., Apr. 3 | 10-11 a.m. + 12-1 p.m. | Charleston Outdoor Adventures, 1871 Bowens Island Rd. | $35 | An Easter egg hunt filled with shark teeth + fossils

Cause
Craft Brews and Clean Up Crews | Sat., Apr. 3 | 12 p.m. | Munkle Brewing, 1513 Meeting St. | Free | Join Keep Charleston Beautiful to keep Charleston’s brewery district clean + litter-free.

TryThis
Prosecco on the Portico | Sat., Apr. 3 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Rd. | $30+ | Take an audio tour of the main house before enjoying a glass of prosecco on the portico overlooking the beautiful, historic grounds. 

Show
PURE Concert Festival | Sat., Apr. 3 | 2-8 p.m. | Cane Bay Family YMCA, 1655 Cane Bay Blvd., Summerville | $35+ | A socially-distanced afternoon filled with music + fun to benefit the Charleston Walk for Autism
Josh Hughett and Page Mackenzie | Sat., Apr. 3 | 7 p.m. | The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms | $10 | An outdoor concert on the Beach Stage
Comedy Night: Sean Patton and Caitlin Cook | Sat., Apr. 2 | 7 + 9 p.m. | Southern Roots (Park Circle), 1083 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston | $15 | Sean Patton + Caitlin Cook will perform a night of stand-up comedy.

Sunday, Apr. 4

Active
Sunday Brunch Bootcamp | Sun., Apr. 4 | 9:30 a.m. | Estuary Beans & Barley, 3538 Meek’s Farm Rd., Johns Island | $20 | Try this bootcamp-style workout followed by a free drink of your choice.

Holiday
Easter at the Beach | Sun., Apr. 4 | 10 am. | Isle of Palms Front Beach | Free | Join DeepWater Church for a family-friendly Christian church service to celebrate Easter.
Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Brunch | Sun., Apr. 4 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Five Loaves Cafe (Summerville), 214 N. Cedar St., Summerville | Prices vary | Bring the family in for brunch specials, easter egg hunts + photos with the Easter Bunny.
Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch | Sun., Apr. 4 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Salty Dog Cafe (Seabrook Island), 1882 Andell Bluff Blvd., Seabrook Island | Prices vary | Stop by for Easter brunch, and let your kiddos hunt for eggs.

Art
Museums on Us Weekend | Sat., Apr. 3-Sun., Apr. 4 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. | Free | Guests will receive free admission with a Bank of America or Merrill credit or debit card.

Monday, April 5-Sunday, April 11

Monday, Apr. 5

ForKids
Convey Khouri Spring Break Clinic | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Daniel Island Soccer Academy, Oak Leaf St. | $60/day, $150/week | Children can sign up for individual days or the entire week.
Spring Camp 2021 | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Craft & Canvas, 4412 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $50+ | An arts + crafts spring break camp for kids

TryThis
Animals in Bas-Relief with Rod Zullo | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Murrells Inlet | $650+ | Students will learn to model an animal bas-relief in clay, then will make a mold and will cast it in a resin material.

Learn
Magic in Small Spaces: Window Boxes and Container Gardening | Mon., Apr. 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 E. Bay St. | $55 | “P.J. Gartin will explain how to meet and beat the challenge of gardening in small spaces, from courtyards and piazzas to window boxes, urns and planters.”

Art
Art with Andre | Mon., Apr. 5 | 6 p.m. | Frothy Beard Brewing Co., 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. | $35 | Paint a canvas of starry sunflowers.

Tuesday, Apr. 6

ForKids
Convey Khouri Spring Break Clinic | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Daniel Island Soccer Academy, Oak Leaf St. | $60/day, $150/week | Children can sign up for individual days or the entire week.
Spring Camp 2021 | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Craft & Canvas, 4412 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $50+ | An arts + crafts spring break camp for kids

TryThis
Animals in Bas-Relief with Rod Zullo | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Murrells Inlet | $650+ | Students will learn to model an animal bas-relief in clay, then will make a mold and will cast it in a resin material.

Learn
Mavericks, Mothers and Mavens: The History-Making Women of Charleston | Tues., Apr. 6 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 E. Bay St. | $55 | Learn about some of Charleston’s most impressive women, like Bathesheba Cattell + the Grimke sisters.

TryThis
Bill Murray Theme Trivia | Tues., Apr. 6 | 8 p.m. | Mex 1 (West Ashley), 817 St. Andrews Blvd. | Free | Participants will enjoy drink specials + themed prizes.

Wednesday, Apr. 7

ForKids
Spring Break Camp | Tues., Apr. 6-Thurs., Apr. 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Dill Sanctuary, 1163 Riverland Dr. | $30+ | Three-day and single day packages available
Convey Khouri Spring Break Clinic | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Daniel Island Soccer Academy, Oak Leaf St. | $60/day, $150/week | Children can sign up for individual days or the entire week.
Spring Camp 2021 | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Craft & Canvas, 4412 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $50+ | An arts + crafts spring break camp for kids

TryThis
Animals in Bas-Relief with Rod Zullo | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Murrells Inlet | $650+ | Students will learn to model an animal bas-relief in clay, then will make a mold and will cast it in a resin material.

Learn
Flavors of the Lowcountry: Reviving Gullah-Geechee Cuisine | Wed., Apr. 7 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 E. Bay St. | $55 | Learn about the history of Southern cookin + how it originated with the Gullah Geechee culture.

Talk
Depth of Field: Alfred Stieglitz | Wed., Apr. 7 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual via Gibbes Museum of Art | $5+ | A virtual lecture on photographer Alfred Stieglitz

TryThis
Wild Common Cooking Class feat. Indigenous Selections | Wed., Apr. 7 | 6 + 7:30 p.m. | Wild Common, 103 Spring St. | $150 | A four-course dining experience with wine pairings
Hospitality Night | Wed., Apr. 7 | 7-10 p.m. | Forte Jazz Lounge, 475-477 King St. | Free | All Charleston hospitality workers will receive free admission + two drink tokens

Thursday, Apr. 8

ForKids
Spring Break Camp | Tues., Apr. 6-Thurs., Apr. 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Dill Sanctuary, 1163 Riverland Dr. | $30+ | Three-day and single day packages available
Convey Khouri Spring Break Clinic | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Daniel Island Soccer Academy, Oak Leaf St. | $60/day, $150/week | Children can sign up for individual days or the entire week.
Spring Camp 2021 | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Craft & Canvas, 4412 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $50+ | An arts + crafts spring break camp for kids

TryThis
Animals in Bas-Relief with Rod Zullo | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Murrells Inlet | $650+ | Students will learn to model an animal bas-relief in clay, then will make a mold and will cast it in a resin material.

Learn
Gullah Culture: Art, Food and History | Thurs., Apr. 8 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 E. Bay St. | $55 | Learn about how the Gullah Geechee culture has influenced the Lowcountry throughout the years.

Art
“Between Harm and Harmony” Exhibit | Thurs., Apr. 8 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Julia Deckman Studio, 2008 Wappoo Dr. | Free | The reveal of a pop-up gallery featuring works by local artist Andrew King

Cause
Paws on the Patio | Thurs., Apr. 8 | 6-8 p.m. | Burtons Grill, 1875 US-17, Mt. Pleasant | $30 | $10 per person will go towards the Charleston Animal Society.

Virtual
What to do in the Charleston Garden | Thurs., Apr. 8 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual via Charleston Horticultural Society | $10+ | Learn what to plant + prune in your April gardens.

Friday, Apr. 9

ForKids
Convey Khouri Spring Break Clinic | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Daniel Island Soccer Academy, Oak Leaf St. | $60/day, $150/week | Children can sign up for individual days or the entire week.
Spring Camp 2021 | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Craft & Canvas, 4412 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $50+ | An arts + crafts spring break camp for kids

TryThis
Animals in Bas-Relief with Rod Zullo | Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Murrells Inlet | $650+ | Students will learn to model an animal bas-relief in clay, then will make a mold and will cast it in a resin material.

Learn
Two Pistols, Two Seconds: Dueling in Charleston | Fri., Apr. 9 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 E. Bay St. | $55 | Learn about the history of dueling in Charleston.

Show
Chamber Music in the Garden | Fri., Apr. 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. | $30+ | The Charleston Symphony Orchestra will perform in the Lenhardt Garden with its brass quintet.
Listen on the Lawn | Fri., Apr. 9 | 7-9 p.m. | Workshop, 1503 King St. | $80 | To maintain social distancing, tickets will be sold in pods of up to 8 guests, rather than individual seats.
The Piedmont Boys | Fri., Apr. 9 | 7 p.m. | The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms | $12+ | This is a 21+ show on the Beach Stage.
Ward Davis | Fri., Apr. 9 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $40+ | Seating will be sold in tickets of 2s + 4s to ensure social distancing.

Saturday, Apr. 10

Outdoors
Birding Day | Sat., Apr. 10 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | The Dill Sanctuary, 1163 Riverland Dr. | $10+ | Explore the wildlife preserve to see the many species of birds that live at the Sanctuary.
Arts under the Oaks | Sat., Apr.10-Sun., Apr. 11 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Stono Preserve, 5297 Dixie Plantation Rd., Meggett | $25+ |Support CofC’s School of the Arts by attending this weekend-long festival of music + dance.

ForFamilies
Vegetable Gardening for the Whole Family | Sat., Apr. 10 | 10 a.m. | Virtual via Charleston County Public Library | Free with registration | Learn how to plant the perfect springtime garden.

Art
Pop-up Delights with Jen Swearington | Sat., Apr. 10 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. | $85+ | Artist Jen Swearington will lead participants in the creation of folded paper cards, dioramas + book covers.

Show
The Tale of Snow White | Sat., Apr. 10 | 7 p.m. | Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. | $30 | A show put on by the Mt. Pleasant Performing Arts Company
The Yacht Club | Sat., Apr. 10 | 7 p.m. | The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms | $10 | The Yacht Club will perform soft rock from the 70s + 80s on the Beach Stage.
Around the Bend: Robert Earl Keen | Sat., Apr. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | TheBend, 2775 Azalea Dr., North Charleston | $175+/square | A socially distanced, outdoor concert

Sunday, Apr. 11

Outdoor
Arts under the Oaks | Sat., Apr.10-Sun., Apr. 11 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Stono Preserve, 5297 Dixie Plantation Rd., Meggett | $25+ | Support CofC’s School of the Arts by attending this weekend-long festival of music + dance.

Show
Jean-Yves Thibaudet | Sun., Apr. 11 | 12 p.m. + 7:30 p.m. | Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. | $50+ | This event will be split into two shows. Tickets are sold separately.
The Tale of Snow White | Sun., Apr. 11 | 3 p.m. | Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. | $30 | A show put on by the Mt. Pleasant Performing Arts Company
Around the Bend: Ranky Tanky | Sun., Apr. 11 | 7:30 p.m. | TheBend, 2775 Azalea Dr., North Charleston | $160+/square | A socially distanced, outdoor concert

TryThis
Tropical Luau & Plant Sale | Sun., Apr. 11 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Home Garden of Nancy Hart | $55+ | A tropical riverfront party featuring festive drinks with Cathead Vodka

ForStudents
Virtual Travel Vlog: Studying Abroad | Sun., Apr. 11 | 5 p.m. | Virtual via Charleston County Public Library | Free | A vlog featuring two former Wando High School students who share their experiences attending a university in Australia

Monday, April 12-Sunday, April 18

Monday, Apr. 12

Active
Yoga on the Beach | Mon., Apr. 12 | 9-10 a.m. | Sanctuary Beach, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island | $18 | This is a class for those at a beginner to intermediate skill level.

Learn
On View: The Art of Displaying Historic Garments | Mon., Apr. 12 | 11:30 am.-1 p.m. | Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 E. Bay St. | $55 | Receive a behind-the-scenes look at how historical clothing is prepared for museum displays.

TryThis
Swamp Fox Comedy Night | Mon., Apr. 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Dreamers Restaurant, 312 Rembert C. Dennis Blvd., Moncks Corner | $10 | Comedians Mike Speenberg and Jas + Kevin Williams will perform comedy routines.

Tuesday, Apr. 13

Outdoor
Birding at Black River Cypress | Tues., Apr. 13 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Black River Cypress Preserve, 16368 County Line Rd., Andrews | $50+ | Explore the Black River Cypress Preserve to learn about the birds native to the Lowcountry.

Learn
True Calling: Mary Alice Monroe and Her Lowcountry Inspirations | Tues., Apr. 13 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 E. Bay St. | $55 | Learn how author Mary Alice Monroe got started in writing environmental fiction.

Art
Paint Your Pet Party | Tues., Apr. 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Two Blokes Brewing, 547 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $60 | To keep with social distancing guidelines, only 12 guests will be allowed at this sip + paint event.

Show
YARN | Tues., Apr. 13 | 6 p.m. + 9 p.m. | Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. | $12 | The evening will be split into two shows. Tickets sold separately.

Wednesday, Apr. 14

Learn
Favorite Parterre Gardens of Charleston | Wed., Apr. 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 E. Bay St. | $55 | Learn about landscape patterns + designs throughout many of Charleston’s gardens.

Active
Poker Run! | Wed., Apr. 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Palmetto Brewing Co., 289 Huger St. | Free | Collect cards while on a three-mile run, and the person who returns with the best hand wins a prize.

Talk
Virtual Short Fiction Discussion | Wed., Apr. 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual via Charleston County Public Library | Free with registration | This month’s meeting will feature “Halloween” by Marian Crotty and “Something Street” by Carolyn Ferrell.

WaterCooler
SC Stingrays vs. Orlando Solar Bears | Wed., Apr. 14 | 7:05 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston | $21+ |

FeaturedEvent
Let’s Talk Recruitment | Tues., Apr. 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn the tactics, techniques and communication strategies that savvy marketers are using for better recruitment in 2021. 

Thursday, Apr. 15

ForKids
Virtual Storytime | Thurs., Apr. 15 | 10-10:30 a.m. | Virtual via Gibbes Museum of Art | Free | Tune into Facebook at the time of the event for a livestream.

Job
Grand Opening Hiring Day | Thurs., Apr. 15 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Liberty Place Charleston, 475 E. Bay St. | Free with registration | Apply + interview for open positions at Charleston’s newest hotel.

Learn
Charleston’s Springtime Gardens | Thurs., Apr. 15 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 E. Bay St. | $55 | This event will be led by Tony Bertauski, a horticulturist at Trident Technical College.

TryThis
Spring Veggie Gardening with Rita’s Roots | Thurs., Apr. 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Tradesman Brewing Co., 1647 King St. Extension | $35 | A spring vegetable gardening workshop focusing on soil selection, the planting calendar, seeding techniques + more
Kirtan! with Original Jais Members | Thurs., Apr. 15 | 7-8 p.m. | Satsang Yoga, 1256 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Experience the songs of Bhakti Yoga online or in-person.

Show
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Thurs., Apr. 15 | 7 p.m. | Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston | $50.50+ | This is an outdoor concert sold in group tickets of 4.

Friday, Apr. 16

TheBuy
The Poppy Caravan Pop-Up | Fri., Apr. 16-Sat., Apr. 17 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Union Station, 652-A King St. | Free | Shop a curated collection of fashion + design items.

Learn
Ingredients of the African Diaspora: Influences on Lowcountry Cuisine | Fri., Apr. 16 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 E. Bay St. | $55 | Learn about Chef Kevin Mitchell’s culinary journey.

Show
Dance in Bloom | Fri., Apr. 16 | 6:30 p.m. | Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. | $40+ | A spring performance featuring the students of the Dance Conservatory of Charleston
Andrew Beam Album Release Show | Fri., Apr. 16 | 7 p.m. | The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms | $10 | Celebrate the release of North Carolina artist Andrew Beam’s latest album.
The Patti O’ Furniture Drag Spectacular: “Hello, Daddy!” | Fri., Apr. 16 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $20 | This show will feature songs from “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” “Wicked,” and “La Cage Aux Folles.”

WaterCooler
SC Stingrays vs. Orlando Solar Bears | Fri., Apr. 16 | North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston | $21+ |

FeaturedEvent
Diamonds Direct Spring Designer Show | Fri., Apr. 16-Sat., Apr. 24 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | 1911 Highway 17 N, Mt. Pleasant | Shop featured designers including Simon G., Fana, Christian Bauer, Furrer-Jacot + more and receive 20% off. Some exclusions apply.

Saturday, Apr. 17

Cause
Rock’N Your Voice Sexual Assault Walk | Sat., Apr. 17 | 8-9:30 a.m. | Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 7396 Rivers Ave., North Charleston | Price varies | A pledge-based walk to raise money for the new I Am Voices transitional home
African American Cemetery Restoration Project | Sat., Apr. 17 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Morris Street Baptist Church Cemetery, 25 Morris St. | Free with RSVP | Help preserve local African American burial grounds by clearing overgrowth + debris from the site.

Active
Kayaking at Black River Cypress | Sat., Apr. 17 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Black River Cypress Preserve, 16368 County Line Rd., Andrews | $125+ | This kayaking adventure caters to all skill levels.

Talk
Small Bites: “The Age of Innocence” | Sat., Apr. 17 | 10:30 a.m. | Virtual via Charleston County Public Library | Free with registration | An online discussion on Edith Wharton’s “The Age of Innocence”

TheBuy
The Poppy Caravan Pop-Up | Fri., Apr. 16-Sat., Apr. 17 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Union Station, 652-A King St. | Free | Shop a curated collection of fashion + design items.

Art
Earthly Delights Opening Celebration | Sat., Apr. 17 | 1-4 p.m. | Miller Gallery, 149 ½ E. Bay St. | Free | Support 3 SC artists as they reveal their Earthly Desires exhibit.

TryThis
X Marks the Spot | Sat., Apr. 17 | 11 a.m., 1 p.m. + 3 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park, 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | $75+ | Join NC-based Sweet Spot Studio for themed cookie decorating sessions.
Femme Fest 2021 | Sat., Apr. 17 | 1-9 p.m. | Tradesman Brewing Co., 1647 King St. Extension | $47 | An all-day music + art festival to celebrate local female artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs

Show
Dance in Bloom | Sat., Apr. 17 | 1 p.m. + 6 p.m. | Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. | $40+ | A spring performance featuring the students of the Dance Conservatory of Charleston
World of Jazz | Sat., Apr. 17 | 5 p.m. + 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $25+ | The evening will be split into two shows. Tickets sold separately
Safe Sounds at Firefly: 20 Ride | Sat., Apr. 17 | 7-10 p.m. | Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $27.50+ | Come out + support “America’s #1 Zac Brown Tribute Band.”
Pat Cooper | Sat., Apr. 17 | 7 p.m. | The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms | $10 | This Georgia-native will perform on the Beach Stage.
Around the Bend: Reggae Night | Sat., Apr. 17 | 7:30 p.m. | TheBend, 2775 Azalea Dr., North Charleston | $120+/per square | A socially distanced, outdoor concert

WaterCooler
SC Stingrays vs. Jacksonville Icemen | Sat., Apr. 17 | 7 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston | $21+ |

Sunday, Apr. 18

Active
Sunday Brunch Bootcamp | Sun., Apr. 18 | 9:30 a.m. | Estuary Beans & Barley, 3538 Meek’s Farm Rd., Johns Island | $20 | Bootcamp-style workout followed by a free drink of your choice

TryThis
Spring by the Sea Garden Tour | Sun., Apr. 18 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Various locations | $65+ | A tour of four waterfront home gardens located in Mt. Pleasant + Sullivan’s Island

TheBuy
Thrifters + Drifters Spring Market | Sun., Apr. 18 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Royal American, 970 Morrison Dr. | Free | This shopping event will feature several local vendors + craft makers.
Spring Market at Two Blokes | Sun., Apr. 18 | 1-5 p.m. | Two Blokes Brewing, 547 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Stop by to check out local vendors, listen to live music, and drink great beer.

Cause
Yoga for Good | Sun., Apr. 18 | 12 p.m. | South Carolina Society Hall, 72 Meeting St. | $10 | All ticket proceeds will go toward local non-profit Breath to Blossom.

Outdoor
Sunset Cruise | Sun., Apr. 18 | 6:15 p.m. | Andell Bluff, 4474 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy., Johns Island | $360 | Price includes up to six guests

Monday, April 19-Sunday, April 25

Monday, Apr. 19

Active
Sunset Beach Yoga (Dolphin Week) | Mon., Apr. 19 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Breach Inlet, 3217 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island | $10 | A sunset yoga class to benefit the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network

ForKids
Virtual STEM: Seed Science | Thurs., Apr. 1 | 2 p.m. | Virtual via Charleston County Public Library | Free | Visit the CCPL Facebook page to join the event live. Kids will learn to make their own seed paper.

Virtual
All Together Now: Addressing Climate Change | Mon., Apr. 19 | 7 p.m. | Virtual via League of Women’s Voters of the Charleston Area | Free with registration | Join Charleston’s Climate Coalition + members of Christchurch, New Zealand, in a conversation on climate change.

Art
Paint and Sip | Mon., Apr. 19 | 7-9 p.m. | Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | $30 | This week will feature a painting of Baby Yoda.

Tuesday, Apr. 20

Virtual
Virtual Book Club: 101 African Americans Who Shaped South Carolina | Tues., Apr. 20 | 5:30 p.m. | Virtual via Drayton Hall | Free with registration | Author Dr. Bernard E. Powers will discuss his new book

Art
Paint Your Pet Party | Tues., Apr. 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Fam’s Brewing Co., 1291 Folly Rd. | $60 | To keep with social distancing guidelines, only 14 guests will be allowed at this sip + paint event.

TryThis
TOAST Cooking Class: Seafood Risotto | Tues., Apr. 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Virtual via Bread and Butter | Free with registration | Donations are encouraged.

Wednesday, Apr. 21

TryThis
Open Studio | Wed., Apr. 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet | $16+ | Access included with general admission
Tai Chi for Beginners | Wed., Apr. 21 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Murrells Inlet | $16+ | Access included with general admission.
Game of Thrones Theme Trivia | Wed., Apr. 21 | 7 p.m. | Mex 1 (Park West), 1109 Park West Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Participants may enjoy drinks specials + themed prizes.

Show
Josh Wolf | Wed., Apr. 21 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $25+ | This stand-up comedy show will sell tickets in groups of 2 + 4 to ensure proper social distancing.

Thursday, Apr. 22

Cause
Earth Day Litter Cleanup (Morning) | Thurs., Apr. 22 | 9-11 a.m. | West Ashley Bikeway | Free with registration | Join Charleston Waterkeeper in a morning cleanup of one of the Lowcountry’s favorite bike + walking paths.
Earth Day Litter Cleanup (Evening) | Thurs., Apr. 22 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | West Ashley Greenway | Free with registration | Join Keep Charleston Beautiful in an evening cleanup of another Charleston-favorite walking trail.

Talk
NBF Presents: Poetry in Protest | Thurs., Apr. 22 | 10:30 a.m. | Virtual via Charleston County Public Library | Free with registration | A celebration of National Poetry Month to highlight the impact of protest poetry on American literature + politics

Virtual
Community Read: A Conversation with Jeffrey Blount | Thurs., Apr. 22 | 5:30-6:15 p.m. | Virtual via Berkeley County Library System | Free with registration | Join Reading Partners + the BCLS in a conversation about educational equity with author Jeffrey Blount.

Film
Gibbes Film in Focus: Daughters of the Dust | Mon., Apr. 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. | $5+ | The last film in a series of films focused on the Southern Gothic in American cinema.

Friday, Apr. 23

Learn
The Architectural Styles of Charleston | Fri., Apr. 23 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 E. Bay St. | $55 | Learn about Charleston’s architectural history throughout distinct period styles.

ForPets
Yappy Hour | Fri., Apr. 23 | 5-7 p.m. | Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston | $2 | Celebrate the opening of the new dog park.

Show
Carnival of the Animals | Fri., Apr. 23 | 7 p.m. | Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. | $40+ | A show presented by the Palmetto City Ballet
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis | Fri., Apr. 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. | $65+ | A livestream of this event will be available for purchase after Apr. 24.
Grass in the Hall | Fri., Apr. 23 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $18 | This bluegrass concert will feature Dallas Baker & Friends + the Southern Flavor Bluegrass Band.

WaterCooler
SC Stingrays vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits | Fri., Apr. 23 | 7:05 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston | $21+

Saturday, Apr. 24

Active
Mullet Haul Trail Run | Sat., Apr. 24 | 8:30 a.m. (10K) + 9 a.m. (5K) | Johns Island County Park, 2662 Mullet Hall Rd., Johns Island | $38 (5K), $42 (10K) | Runners can choose from a 5K or 10K race.

Outdoors
Birding Day | Sat., Apr. 24 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | The Dill Sanctuary, 1163 Riverland Dr. | $10+ | Explore the wildlife preserve to see the many species of birds that live at the Sanctuary.
Earth Day Celebration | Sat., Apr. 24 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet | $10+ | Access included with purchase of general admission ticket

TryThis
Indigo Dye Kids Play Tent Workshop | Sat., Apr. 24 | 4-6 p.m. | Julia Deckman Studio, 2008 Wappoo Dr. | $125 | Create a play tent to bring home to your little ones. No previous experience necessary

WaterCooler
SC Stingrays vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits | Sat., Apr. 24 | 6:05 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston | $21+

Show
Riley Green | Sat., Apr. 24 | 6 p.m. | Hanahan Amphitheater, 3100 Mabeline Rd., Hanahan | $30+ | Catch iHeartRadio’s “Artist to Watch” in concert.
Carnival of the Animals | Sat., Apr. 24 | 7 p.m. | Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. | $40+ | A show presented by the Palmetto City Ballet.
Trial by Fire (A Journey Tribute) | Sat., Apr. 24 | 7 p.m. | The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms | $10 | This is a 21+ concert that will take place on the Sunset Stage.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis | Sat., Apr. 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. | $65+ | A livestream of this event will be available for purchase after Apr. 24.
Gotta Love It! With Take3 | Sat., Apr. 24 | 7:30 p.m. | North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston | Price TBA | Listen to this trio perform songs from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Pulp Fiction, and “Game of Thrones.”

Sunday, Apr. 25

Active
Pluff Mud Puddle | Sun., Apr. 25 | 1-3 p.m. | Mingo Point, 876 Kiawah Island Pkwy., Kiawah Island | $40+ | Be prepared to get puddy while searching for all sorts of marine animals.

ForBrides
Charleston Metro Bride Expo | Sun., Apr. 25 | 1-5 p.m. | Charleston Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston | $12+ | An event to help all brides through the wedding planning process

Show
The Infamous Stringdusters | Sun., Apr. 25 | 5:30 p.m. | Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. | $160+ | Tickets sold in pods of 4-6

Monday, April 26-Friday, April 30

Monday, Apr. 26

TryThis
Developing the Sculptor’s Eye with Simon Kogan | Mon., Apr. 26-Fri., Apr. 30 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet | $650+ | A hands-on sculpting workshop

Tuesday, Apr. 27

TryThis
Developing the Sculptor’s Eye with Simon Kogan | Mon., Apr. 26-Fri., Apr. 30 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet | $650+ | A hands-on sculpting workshop

Art
Lunar Love | Tues., Apr. 27 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting with a Twist, 2511 N. Main St., Summerville | $41+ | Paint the phases of the moon on a canvas or board.

Wednesday, Apr. 28

TryThis
Developing the Sculptor’s Eye with Simon Kogan | Mon., Apr. 26-Fri., Apr. 30 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet | $650+ | A hands-on sculpting workshop
Wild Common Cooking Class feat. Freemark Abbey Winery | Wed., Apr. 28 | 6 + 7:30 p.m. | Wild Common, 103 Spring St. | $150 | A 4 course dining experience with wine pairings

Show
Grace Potter | Wed., Apr. 28 | 8 p.m. | Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $62.50 | Concert tickets will be sold in groups to maintain social distancing.

Thursday, Apr. 29

TryThis
Developing the Sculptor’s Eye with Simon Kogan | Mon., Apr. 26-Fri., Apr. 30 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet | $650+ | A hands-on sculpting workshop.

ForKids
Jr. Naturalist Bugs and Birds | Thurs., Apr. 29 | 3-4 p.m. | Night Heron Park, 4000 Sea Forest Dr., Kiawah Island | $30 | Children ages 7-12 get to explore the various habitats of Kiawah Island’s wildlife.

Outdoor
Lowcountry Strawberry Festival | Thurs., Apr. 29-Sun., May 2 | 6-10 p.m. | Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $8 (child), $12 (adult) | Tickets include access to the petting zoo, dog shows, pig races + more.

TryThis
Putt-Putt League Opening Day | Thurs., Apr. 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Charleston Fun Park, 3255 N. Hwy. 17, Mt. Pleasant | Price TBD | Enter an eight-week mini-golf tournament to meet new friends + get great drink deals. 

Show
Safe Sounds at Firefly: Sam Bush | Sat., Apr. 24 | 7-10 p.m. | Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $40+ | Former teen fiddle champion Sam Bush will perform at this installment of the Safe Sounds concert series.

Friday, Apr. 30

TryThis
Developing the Sculptor’s Eye with Simon Kogan | Mon., Apr. 26-Fri., Apr. 30 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet | $650+ | A hands-on sculpting workshop

Learn
How the Best Biscuits You Ever Had Came to Be | Fri., Apr. 30 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Virtual via Historic Charleston Foundation | $55 | Learn how to make biscuits from Carrie Morey, owner of Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit.

Outdoor
Lowcountry Strawberry Festival | Thurs., Apr. 29-Sun., May 2 | 12-10 p.m. | Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $8 (child), $12 (adult) | Tickets include access to the petting zoo, dog shows, pig races + more.

Talk
Virtual Lecture with Sebastian Izzard, Ph.D | Fri., Apr. 30 | 1-2 p.m. | Virtual via Gibbes Museum of Art | $10+ | A discussion on Japanese fine art
Programming for “An Officer and a Gentleman” | Fri., Apr. 30 | 6 p.m. | Virtual via Charleston Gaillard Center | $10+ | A discussion with Executive Producer Stephen Gabriel on the show

TryThis
TOUR Glorious Gardens I | Fri., Apr. 30 | 2-5 p.m. | Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 E. Bay St. | $75 | Take a stroll through some of Charleston’s most beautiful home gardens.

Cause
Hope Rocks | Fri., Apr. 30 | 7 p.m. | Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $260 | A charity event to benefit Camp Happy Days