Live Jazz Music | Friday, Sept. 15 | 7 p.m. | Eli’s Table, 129 Meeting St., Charleston | Free | Enjoy an evening of jazz music — Open Table reservations are recommended.
Rita’s Italian Ice Grand Opening | Friday, Sept. 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, 401 Faison Rd., Ste. 102, Mount Pleasant | Free | Celebrate with giveaways and discounted Italian ice + the first 50 guests will receive free Italian ice for a year.
Charleston’s 2nd Annual Truck Expo | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Exchange Park, 9850 US 78, Ladson | $25+ | Come for a day of education, networking, food, and fun.
Charleston Pride Festival 2023 | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 12 p.m. | The Refinery, 1640 Meeting St., Charleston | Free | Stop by this festival for all ages + enjoy live entertainment, local food trucks, specialty drinks, and vendors.
Sunday, Sept. 17
Holy City Vintage Market | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Royal American, 970 Morrison Dr., Charleston | Free | Support local by shopping affordable vintage clothing, accessories, decor + homemade goods.
Name That Tune Music Trivia | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 12-5 p.m. | Snafu Brewing Company, 3280 Industry Dr., North Charleston | Free | Come eat Bangin’ Vegan Eats, hang out with DJ Ceelow + test your music knowledge.
Charleston Literary Festival has a strong track record of hosting internationally-acclaimed writers, and this year is no different. (Keep reading...) This year’s festival is anticipated to be the biggest and most ambitious yet with 30+ sessions covering AI in literature, memoir and healing, the art of mastery, grief, historical fiction, and more.
The Longboard on Sullivan’s Island will now serve lunch, including Caribbean-inspired salads and poke bowls. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The restaurant takes limited Resy reservations + welcomes walk-ins.
Carnes Crossroads in Goose Creek previewed a sneak peek of its Agrihold communities that emphasize sustainable agriculture practices + recreation. Groundbreaking amenities (think: a water slide tower + sports courts) are slated to begin in the fall. Take a look. (Charleston Regional Business Journal)
The City of Charleston invites citizens to attend a series of open houses to plan for the peninsula of Charleston over the next 10 to 20 years. These events will held at International Longshoremen’s Association Local on Morrison Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 19 + Thursday, Sept. 21. Refreshments will provided. Learn more.
The Charleston County Public Library system will offer free blood pressure kits at all 18 branches. All you need is your library card. The kits include a device to measure blood pressure + a month-long tracker to document your results. (WCSC)
In case you missed it — Mount Pleasant’s proposed new bike + e-bike rules a couple of weeks ago. The Town Council unanimously adopted those rules to improve public safety. Review them here. (The Post and Courier)
Dreamalot, a longstanding bookstore at 1013 Old Hwy 52, will end operations at the end of October. The owner has over 100,000 books + games, puzzles, trinkets, pictures, and clothing. The shop is open Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. (The Post and Courier)
Want to join one of Charleston’s fastest growing nonprofits?HALOS — an organization that promotes safe and nurturing homes for children in kinship care — is hiring a Director of Finance to join its senior leadership team. Learn more + send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com.*
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Yesterday, we reported that WestRock Co. agreed to sell the North Charleston paper mill to Smurfit Kappa for $11 billion. That was incorrect. WestRock Co. will be sold to Smurfit Kappa as part of a large merger deal. (The Post and Courier)
Long-time + new tour-goers are invited to check out unique homes that showcase a variety of design + lifestyle exclusive to the island. Premier designers, architects, and builders will be on display. Pro tip: There’s a lot to see, so wear flat shoes.
During the tour, guests can browse through a curated collection of artisan items that will be available for purchase.
As guests explore the homes, they will hear the sounds of symphony musicians and have the option to attend a Charleston Symphony concert at 5 p.m. at the West Bach Conference Center. Note: The concert is a separately ticketed event.
Check out Fiesta on the Square in Summerville this evening at 6 p.m. to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This free, family-friendly event will feature music, dancing, food, and the opportunity to learn about various cultural + civic organizations.