Safe Sounds at Firefly | Through Sat., June 26 | Shows begin at 7 p.m. | Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | Prices per square vary; tickets here | This outdoor, socially-distant concert series can be enjoyed on Firefly’s lawn with chairs and blankets in a 10 ft. x 10. ft “square” — pets, coolers + outside food and drink not allowed.
Festival of Houses and Gardens | Through Tues., Aug. 17 | Times + locations vary | Prices vary | Explore some of the country’s most beautiful houses + gardens right here in Charleston. Programming extended through summer.
North Charleston Arts Fest | Wed., April 28-Sun., May 2 | Times + venues vary; see map here | Free to attend | Major events like the World Art Expo + Children’s Festival will not take place this year. In-person and virtual events will be offered. Participant applications can be found here.
Wind Down at WestEdge | Thurs., April 29-Fri., April 30 + Thurs., May 6-Fri., May 7 | 5-8 p.m. | 22 WestEdge St. | Free | Enjoy live outdoor music
Ranked ○ Ashley River Road is the most scenic drive in SC — according to Big 7 Travel. The road is part of the Ashley River Historic District and was chosen for its beautiful live oak canopy + historic charm. (WCIV)
State ○ The SC Department of Employment and Workforce says residents receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance could lose their benefits next month if they do not turn in the required federal form by May 5. (WCBD)
Job ○ The City of Charleston is offering an incentive package for those interested in working as a lifeguard for the Recreation Department’s Aquatics Division this summer. All lifeguards hired to work at 1 of the 4 city pools will also receive a sign on bonus. (Holy City Sinner)
Dish ○Lillie Fuel — a local meal delivery service for babies and kids — has expanded their menu to include adult meals. Added menu items are wraps, acai bowls, sandwiches, salads, breakfast sammies + more.
Civic ○ Kiawah’s Town Councilwill hold a special call workshoptoday at 1 p.m. to discuss Ordinance 2021-03 — which established emergency restrictions regarding COVID-19. The workshop will be held virtually + live-streamed on YouTube.
Trending ○ “The Righteous Gemstones,” a hit show on HBO, is filming in Charleston on May 19-20 and needs paid extras. They’re looking for people aged 20-40 who can portray “younger high end investors.” Send in an application here. 🎬 (Holy City Sinner)
Listen ○ On a recent episode of Health Focus, a weekly podcast that features chats with MUSC Health professionals, Dr. Aundrea Loftley talks about the importance of keeping up with diabetes management and care. Listen here. 🎧 Ⓟ
Early in the morning, the crew headed into space for a 6 month stint at the International Space Station and passed over the Lowcountry on their way. This launch was particularly special as it was the first time SpaceX reused a capsule + rocket for a NASA launch. 🚀
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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+ | This hands-on sculpting workshop will teach artists how to capture action, energy, movement + emotion in their works. 👁️
Outdoor ○ Dolphin Encounters| Mon., Apr. 26 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Mingo Point, 876 Kiawah Island Pkwy., Kiawah Island | $390+ (1-6 people) | Schedule a tour of inlets, creeks, and marshes in search of dolphin pods. 🐬
PlanAhead ○ Grace Potter| Wed., Apr. 28 | 8 p.m. | Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $62.50 | Concerttickets will be sold in groups to maintain social distancing. 🎶○ 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. 🐦 ○ Fido Fest| Sat., May 1 | 12-3 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Towne Centre | Free | The weather this past weekend can’t rain on this parade, the fifth annual Fido Fest to benefit Charleston Animal Society has been rescheduled for May 1st. Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.