#MustDo Monday: March 11-17, 2019 – Festival of Houses and Gardens + antique

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Photo via the Historic Charleston Foundation

Hey Charleston, Paul here. 👋 Y’all, we’ve got a big week ahead of us. For my pie lovers – National Pi Day is this Thursday, and for my Irish-jiggin’ folk out there – St. Patrick’s Day is happening this Sunday. We’ve got some special newsletters dedicated to those holidays coming to an inbox near you very soon, but for now, here’s your regularly scheduled #MustDo Monday – filled with events guaranteed to keep you busy until then.

From the 72nd Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens to the Charleston Antiques Show Opening Night Preview Party, here’s what we’re looking forward to attending this week:

Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing | Mon., Mar. 11 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Frothy Beard Brewing Company | 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., West Ashley | Menu prices vary | Enjoy Girl Scout cookies (like Samoas + Thin Mints) paired with some of Frothy Beard’s favorite brews (like Mermaid’s Milk + Back from the Dead). 🍪🍺

Tank and the Bangas | Tues., Mar. 12 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Pour House | $20 | This five-piece group from New Orleans tackles various musical styles – like soul, hip-hop, + jazz – all while creating one cohesive sound which gives a nod to their roots. 🎵

72nd Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens | Mar. 13-Apr. 18 | Time, location, and price varies by event | Take a look inside some of Charleston’s most stunning properties – from private houses to lush gardens. 💐

Charleston Antique Show Opening Night Preview Party | Thurs., Mar. 14 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Gaillard Center | $200 | An evening of cocktails + hors d’oeuvres with design + antique enthusiasts. Ticket price includes a three-day admission ticket to the show.

Rugged Maniac | Sat., Mar. 16 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boone Hall Plantation | $89 | A three-mile course packed with 20+ epic obstacles. Think: recess for grown-ups. Ticket price includes race admission, a t-shirt, medal, + one free beer. Throughout the day – enjoy a live DJ, interactive games, food + more. 👟

23rd Annual Mount Pleasant ArtFest | Sat., Mar. 16 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre | Free | An exhibition of some of the best local + regional music, dance, + visual arts.

Oysters on the Point with Shotgun Ragtime and Folly Pirates Over 40 | Sat. March 16 | 2-6 p.m. | Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $6.56, Free for kids 12 + under | Ft. $10 buckets of locally steamed oysters from Lowcountry Oyster Co., live music by Shotgun Ragtime + Folly Pirates Over 40, an art walk, Bloody Mary bar, + more.

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