Plus, details on a $40 million park and sports complex in Mount Pleasant.
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Today’s Forecast

67° | Rain | 89% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:04 a.m. | Sunset 6:03 p.m. | High tides 9:52 a.m. + 10:14 p.m. | Low tide 4 p.m.

🌊 Ready to rock Riverfront Park
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The Local Natives performed at High Water Festival 2022. | Photo by Charles Reagan / After Three
High Water Festival, an annual music festival in North Charleston, has released the schedule for the 2024 event. The folk-rock music fest will return for its sixth year to North Charleston’s Riverfront Park on Saturday, April 20 + Sunday, April 21.

There will be two alternating stages. So you can plan to catch all your favorite artists and discover new ones.

Here are the headliners:
  • Noah Kahan
  • Hozier
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Grace Potter
  • Shovels + Rope
View the full schedule for the event, which is a celebration of music, food, and drinks. Look forward to local eats and craft vendors + checking out the festival merch in between sets.

Tickets start at $180 and are on sale now.

Tell us who you’re most excited to see perform.
Monday, Feb. 12
  • The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting | Monday, Feb. 12-Tuesday, Aug. 6 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., Charleston | Free with museum admission | Explore abstract artwork + quilts thanks to a partnership with the Gibbes Museum of Art and the museum.
  • Chef Shin Omakase Experience | Monday, Feb. 12-Saturday, March 2 | 5-10 p.m. | The Charleston Place, 205 Meeting St., Charleston | $25+ | Savor Chef Shin’s exclusive choice of a 10-course omakase or a la carte menu while enjoying live music during this interactive experience.*
Tuesday, Feb. 13
  • Gals & Pals Valentine’s Party | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 4-8 p.m. | The Paper Canopy, 93 Spring St., Charleston | Price of purchase | Add some sparkle to your day and celebrate love at this shop-sip, where you can also create a Valentine.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Thursday, Feb. 15
  • Bubbly with Brackish Happy Hour | Thursday, Feb. 15 | 5-6 p.m. | The Den at Frannie & The Fox, 181 Church St., Charleston | Price of purchase | Kickstart SEWE weekend with a wild happy hour — sip and socialize as you explore classic Lowcountry designs by Brackish.
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News Notes
  • The latest plans for a $40 million park and sports complex in Mount Pleasant will not remove any grand trees, like live oaks, during construction. The project will impact 3.6 acres of wetlands. Recent estimates expect construction to begin in 2025 and wrap up in 2027. (The Post and Courier)
  • Charleston is reflecting on the life and legacy of Dr. Charles Darby, who died last week. Darby was the founder of the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston and played a key role in establishing the Medical University of South Carolina’s Children’s Hospital. (WCSC)
  • This Valentine’s Day, if you plan to watch classic romance movies like “The Notebook” or “Dear John,” keep an eye out for Lowcountry scenes. Check out other love stories filmed here in the Holy City. Confirmed: It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day, they are good on any day. (WCBD)
Fun Fact
  • Did you know the South Carolina Stingrays were originally called the South Carolina Sharks? The team is now selling jerseys with the original logo after a recent theme night where the team honored its roots and sported jerseys featuring the shark. Take a look at the limited-time jerseys. (WCIV)
Feel Good
  • Otterly adorable. The Lowcountry Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens (~80 miles from Charleston) welcomed six otter pups. Take a look at the cuddly pups.
  • Discover a brighter financial future with Money Pickle, your gateway to personalized financial advice. Connect with vetted financial advisors, handpicked to provide fiduciary guidance that directly aligns with your goals for investments, retirement, and beyond. Schedule your complimentary video consultation.*
🀄 Mahjong is a movement
The photo shows scattered green tiles during a game of American Mahjong
Holy Mahj play + teach American Mahjong. | Photo by Russell Powell PR
City Editor Callie here. Last month, I wrote a piece about a new generation of American mahjong players emerging in Charleston + more recently had the chance to join Holy Mahj at The Charleston Place for Mahjong Mondays.

Keep reading to learn more about Holy Mahj as I recently chatted with the owners.

Tell us about your group:
We are Anne + Caroline of Holy Mahj, local Charleston-based mahjong instructors. Holy Mahj was born in Charleston, the Holy City, and we love sharing the game we love with so many groups of players, which range from new to advanced. We have been teaching mahjong in Charleston since June of 2023. Although this is a job for us, we’ve found so much joy in teaching the Charleston community, bringing joy and laughter to Charlestonians in such a short amount of time, and working with amazing local businesses.
The Buy
Beats Studio Buds, because you deserve an earbud upgrade. The Beats buds use active noise canceling technology for an immersive sound experience. Bonus: They’re sweat and water resistant, aka your new best gym buddy.
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