PlanAhead: June 2019

Photo via @chucktownart

Hey Charleston, Katie here.👋 Being a Cola native that just moved to CHS, I’ve been on the hunt for opportunities to explore everything this pretty city has to offer. That being said, this calendar will be just as useful to me as it will be to you. From the Spoleto Festival to theSkimm Night Out, there are so many things to do that it will be hard to decide which ones to choose. (I guess that’s all the more reason for me to stay in CHS a while 🤷‍♀️)

Here is a roundup of fun, unique, + exciting #MustDo events that you should check out during the month of June. Maybe I’ll see y’all at some.

Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, June 2

Saturday, June 1

Cause: Creative Crosswalk Spring Cleaning | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | King St. | Free | Break out your creative side and join the City of Charleston as they begin their initiative AWAKENING: NOURISH by giving their beautiful crosswalk artwork a fresh coat of paint! 🎨

Show: Soundtrack of the 80s | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall | $22 | Join Charlton Singleton + Quiana Parler as they take you back in time with tributes to all of your favorite 80s bands. It’ll have you thinking, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These).” 📻

Party: Borgeous | 7 p.m.-2 a.m. | Trio, 139 Calhoun St. | $20-$35 | Welcome platinum recording artist and DJ Borgeous to Charleston for an all-night concert! When it’s last call, you won’t want to Leave.

Festival: Lowcountry Bayou Food Festival | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | James Island County Park | $10+ | Put on some sneakers and come out to this walk to help raise money for breast cancer research + those battling it with a day full of delicious food. (There are even vegan and vegetarian options!) Free admission for kids 12 and under.

Network: Founders Ball 2019 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Striped Pig Distillery, 2225 Old School Dr. Unit A | $35 | Raise a glass to our local business founders at this special event hosted by The Harbor Entrepreneur Center.

Outdoor:

  • Tails & Trails | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Nexton Dog Park, 106 Greeting House Rd., Summerville | Free | Celebrate National Trails Day + the grand opening of Nexton’s new dog park. Bring your pup + enjoy a trail mix bar, hot dog food truck, freshly made dog treats + pets for adoption from Dorchester Paws. 🐶
  • 13th Annual Rotary Club Charity Duck Race | 5 p.m.-9 p.m. | Smythe Park, 2364 Daniel Island Dr. | $10 per duck | Ever want a pet duck? Come out and adopt rubber ducks to enter in a race that benefits Charleston-based nonprofits and Rotary service projects. There will be live music, food trucks, face painting, + more! 🦆

Learn: Charleston Cruise + Travel Show | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Dr. | $10 | Hear all about prime vacay destinations and adventures. Free for kids 12 and under. 🛳

TryThis: Straw Bale and Cob Building Workshops | workshops 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., community drop-ins 12-3 p.m., June 1 and 2 | 40 Charlotte St. | $150-$250 | Join Root Down Designs’ principle + architect April Magill for hands-on workshops on different building methods. During the workshops, Charleston’s first permitted straw bale garden wall will be completed by attendees.

 

Sunday, June 2

Outdoor: Sunday Brunch at the Rose Pavilion | 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. | The Rose Pavilion in Hampton Park | $10 advance, $15 day of | BYO blankets + chairs and enjoy live jazz music in the park. Brunch bites from local food trucks Brunch Holiday, Braised in the South and Madrigals Tacos will be available for purchase, along with coffee from Independent Grounds Coffee House + beer, wine, and mimosas from MIX Charleston. Free admission for kids 12 and under. 🍳

Show:

  • STAR – Super Talented Actors Rasslin’ | 2 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall | $25 | Get ready to laugh + cry along with this show put on by HEART, an inclusive art community that gives adults with special needs various opportunities, that follows out-of-work actors who decide to take on a wrestling show.
  • All That Remains | 5:30 p.m. | Music Farm | $23

Art: Charleston and Its Artists | 2-5 p.m. | Gibbes Museum of Art | $30-$40 | Put on your walking shoes and get ready to stroll through Gibbes + surrounding neighborhoods on this special walking tour presented by Sue Bennett of Walk Charleston.

 

Monday, June 3 – Sunday, June 9

Monday, June 3

Spoleto: Music in Time – in vain | 7 p.m. | Simons Center for the Arts, 161 Calhoun St. | $35 | “Georg Friedrich Haas’s 70-minute work brings the concert hall to darkness while the orchestra remains playing.

Talk: Blue Bicycle Books’ Charleston Author Series Luncheon: Dorothea Benton Frank | 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Halls Signature Events, 5 Faber St. | $67.23 | Ticket includes three courses by Hall’s executive chef Matthew Greene + a copy of Dorothea Benton Frank’s newest book, “Queen Bee,” which takes place on Sullivans Island.

TheBuy: Summer Farmers Market | 4-8 p.m. | Freshfields Village, 165 Village Green Ln., Kiawah Island | Vendor prices vary | Kick off the season with some fresh fruits + veggies along with many other foods and crafts!

Show: Best of Broadway Open House | 5-7 p.m. | North Charleston Performing Arts Center | Free | Pick your own seat + sing along to some of the most popular Broadway songs. Complimentary snacks, wine tastings, + tours to follow. 🎟

Deal: Cyclebar 2 Year Anniversary Free Rides Week | Now through June 7 | CYCLEBAR, 1601 Palmetto Grande Dr. | Free | Want to try Cyclebar or already love it? Get a free week’s worth of classes in honor of its 2nd birthday. 🚲

 

Tuesday, June 4

Outdoor: Party in the Park | 6 p.m. | Waterfront Park | Free| Every Tuesday in June, bring your blankets + lawn chairs and enjoy a free concert by the water!

Spoleto:

  • Circa | Now through June 9 | Times vary | Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 St. Philip St. | Get ready to have your breath taken away by incredible acrobats as they move their bodies intricately to live music. This show will give you some serious Cirque du Soleil vibes.
  • What Girls Are Made Of | Now through June 8 | Times vary | Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. | $40+ | “Based on her meticulously detailed teenage diaries, Cora Bissett performs her own rollercoaster journey from the rock-star girl she was, singing in a hot indie band in Scotland, to the woman she wanted to be.”
  • Terraphonics | Now through June 6 | Times vary | Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 1/2 Society St. | $25 | This quintet features a sound that cannot be described by a single genre; rather, it encompasses sounds from many different origins and traditions.

Art: Mary Jackson Demonstration | 10-11:30 a.m. | Gibbes Museum of Art | $10-$15 | You can’t explore Charleston without noticing the beautiful hand-woven baskets all over the city. Come see how they’re made as artist Mary Jackson demonstrates the Gullah tradition of sweetgrass basketry. 🧺

 

Wednesday, June 5

Talk: PechaKucha 34 | 7 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall | $12 advance, $14 day of |  PechaKucha, Japanese for “chit chat,” is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total) keeping presentation concise, fast-paced, and powerful. Find a full list of tonight’s presenters here.

Active: CycleBar Classic Ride with Sam | 6 p.m. | The Oaks at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre (across from Barnes & Noble) | Free | A 45-minute energetic cardio jam + upper body workout. Limited space available – registration suggested. 🚲

Learn: Storms & Flooding: Is Your Business Prepared? | 5:30-7 p.m. | Lowcountry Local First, 1630-2 Meeting St. | $15, free for members | Avoid last-minute stress by learning how to prepare your business for potential floods just in time for the upcoming hurricane season with this interactive workshop.

Show: Slushii | 7-11:59 p.m. | Music Farm | $20

Party: Parcel 32 One-Year Anniversary Party | 5-8 p.m. | 442 King St. | Free | Stop by Parcel 32 to ring in its one-year birthday. Complimentary snacks, champagne, music + more! 🍾

 

Thursday, June 6

WaterCooler: Charleston Riverdogs vs Asheville Tourists | 7:05 p.m. | Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park | $8+

Show: Django A Gogo: The Music of Django Reinhardt | 7:30 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall | $20+ | Performing with the Stephane Wrembel Band.

Outdoor: Starlight Yoga | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Folly Beach County Park, 1100 W. Ashley Ave. | $5 advance, $8 on-site | Open to all fitness levels. 🧘‍♀️

Read: Grace Will Lead Us Home Book Release | 7-9 p.m. | Rita Hollings Science Center Room 101, 58 Coming St. | Free | Join Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Berry Hawes for the launch of her book about the Emanuel AME Church shooting.

PlanAhead: Taste of Charleston | October 13 | Riverfront Park | Prices TBD

Active: Urban Farm Yoga | Every Wed. + Thurs. through June 20 | MUSC Urban Farm, 29 1/2 Bee St. | Mats provided.

TheBuy: Beetle Pop-In with Nicki Clendening | 4-7 p.m. | Fieldshop by Garden & Gun, 334 Meeting St. | Prices vary | Browse through interior designer Nicki Clendening’s collection of vintage pieces while enjoying complimentary cocktails.

 

Friday, June 7

Show:

Learn: Nighttime at the Museum | 6-8 p.m. | The Charleston Museum | $5-$25 | Ever dream of being Ben Stiller in Night at the Museum? Now you can — come to the Charleston Museum after hours to experience special exhibits, reenactments, crafts, scavenger hunts, + more. Be sure to bring a flashlight. Food + beverages will be provided. 🔦

WaterCooler: Charleston Riverdogs vs Asheville Tourists | 7:05 p.m. | Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park | $9+

TryThis: Jazz on the Harbor | 7-10 p.m. | South Carolina Aquarium | $45 | Enjoy an open-air jazz concert, stroll through the Aquarium’s galleries, + dine on sustainably sourced small bites. A beer + wine bar are also included in ticket price. 21+.

 

Saturday, June 8

WaterCooler:

Cause: Alex’s Lemonade Stand | 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. | Marion Square | Prices vary | Come support this fundraiser to find a cure for all children with cancer. 🍋

Show:

  • The Lemonheads | 7 p.m. | Music Farm | $22
  • Island Trio at The Ponds | The Ponds Amphitheater, 100 Hundred Oaks Pkwy. | Free | Enjoy reggae music while dining on the provided food or your own picnic. Attendees are encouraged to donate in honor of the Summerville-Dorchester Museum.

Outdoor: Cast Off Fishing Tournament | 6 a.m.-2 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Pier | $5-$10

TryThis: Beer, Bubbles & Blends | 4-6 p.m. | Palmetto Scent Studio, 211 Farm Lake View Rd. | $20 advanced, $23 at door | “Make a custom-scented candle or room spray and enjoy a glass of beer or sparkling wine while you pour!”

 

Sunday, June 9

WaterCooler: Charleston Riverdogs Perros Santos Nights | 6:05 p.m. | Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park | $8+ | The Charleston RiverDogs will take the field as the Perros Santos de Charleston’ at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park – June 8-9. The change is part of Minor League Baseball’s Copa de la Diversión program (i.e. “Fun Cup”) – which focuses on embracing the culture and values of Hispanic/LatinX communities (who make up 2.9% of the Charleston population).

Show: International Ocean Film Tour Volume 6 | 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show | Charleston Music Hall | $15 | One-night-only opportunity to witness some of the most incredible sea documentaries and adventures.

Workshop: FAB Conference | 4:30 p.m. June 9-7:30 p.m. June 11 | The American Theater | $600 | Are you a woman in hospitality? Set aside 3 days to hear from and talk to women in the food and beverage industry.

Shop: Holy City Vintage Market | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Royal American, 790 Morrison Dr. | Retail prices vary | Stroll through the biggest vintage market of the season (over two dozen vendors) and shop ‘til you drop. Live bands, coffee + more.

TryThis: Silent Sunday Quiet Headphone Party | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | Voodoo, 15 Magnolia Rd. | Free | Only you will know what music you’re dancing to. 🎧

Read: Buxton Books and Skirt Magazine Summer Series: Mary Alice Monroe | 3 p.m. | Dockery’s, 880 Island Park Dr. | $47 | Meet NY Times Best-Selling author Mary Alice Monroe + get a signed copy of her new book The Summer Guests, snacks, and cocktails — all included in ticket price.

 

Monday, June 10 – Sunday, June 16

Monday, June 10

TodayIs: National Iced Tea Day — The South’s favorite holiday

Show: Harry Potter + the Sorcerer’s Stone | 7 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall | $8

Network:

ForKids: Wind | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Melton Peter Demetre Park, 640 Wampler Dr. | $15 | Bring children ages 2-6 to test the strength of wind with various items such as a kite. They will also create a painting that they will be able to take home.

TryThis: Opening Day at Wando Mount Pleasant Library | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | 1400 Carolina Park Blvd. | Free | Come out to the ribbon cutting for the brand new library. Beginning at 10 a.m. there will be multiple events, tours, talks + programs that will be free to attend. 📚

Learn: Oyster Education Class | 6-7:30 p.m. | NICO, 201 Coleman Blvd. | $55 | Love to eat oysters? Now you can learn about them, too. Come listen to French Master Chef Nico Romo speak about oyster history, his team’s experience with oysters, + how to farm and shuck your own. Guests will taste 12 different oysters + champagne and wine.

 

Tuesday, June 11

Show:

  • Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story | 7 p.m. | Terrace Theater | $12 | Be one of the first to experience Netflix’s documentary on Bob Dylan’s musical impact on America while humming along to his nostalgic classics.
  • Songs of America: Tim McGraw and Jon Meacham | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Gaillard Center | $65-$350 | What’s better than a book written by a Grammy Award-winning singer + a Pulitzer Prize-winning author? Not much. Join Tim McGraw and Jon Meacham as they discuss American history, talk about their book “Songs of America,” + deliver special musical performances.

Drink: Palmetto Brewery & Bohemian Bull Beer Dinner | 6-9 p.m. | Bohemian Bull, 1531 Folly Rd. | $45 | Come hungry + thirsty for a five-course dinner with beer pairings. 🍻

Dish: Golden Pineapple Food Truck | 5-8 p.m. | 1000 West Apartments, 1000 Bonieta Harrold Dr. | Menu prices vary  

TryThis: Recorder Class | 2 p.m. | Daniel Island Library | Free | Never learned how to play the recorder in middle school music class but are dying to try? No problem — Daniel Island Library is hosting free lessons for all ages.

Read:

 

Wednesday, June 12

Cause: Tip-A-Cop | 5-9 p.m. | Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., 99 S Market St. | Menu prices vary | Great food for a great cause! Come out and be waited on by Law Enforcement Torch Run Officers as they collect tips that benefit South Carolina’s Special Olympics athletes. 👮

Art: Transformation Table | 6-7:30 p.m. | Gibbes Museum of Art | $125 | What could be better than food + art all at once? Not much. Join James-Beard semi-finalist CheFarmer Matthew Raiford and Transformation Table’s Tina L. Singleton for an evening of food, art, + deep conversations. Tickets include museum admission, tour of the exhibit, and dinner + cocktails.

Show:

Talk: Free Cookies LIVE with Jennifer Pastiloff | 7-8 p.m. | Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St. | Free | Come after hours for a special live podcast recording by locals Kathryn Budig + Kate Fagan of Free Cookies. They will be featuring author Jennifer Pastiloff and her new book On Being Human.

Network:

Film:

  • A Star Is Born | Sunset | Tides Folly Beach | Free | Bring your family + friends and enjoy a free movie on the beach.
  • Traditional Wild America| 7 p.m. | Terrace Theatre | Free, RSVP required |“On Traditional Wild America we find and explore America’s finest woodlands and waters for traditional outdoor adventures.” RSVP with the number of your party to [email protected].

Job: Re-Entry Job Expo | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Dorchester County Adult Education, 1325 A Boone Hill Rd. | Free | Don’t let criminal records hold you back from chasing dreams — this job fair is useful for networking + exploring re-entry jobs to get a fresh start.

Learn: The Cultivation of Carolina Gold Rice | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Middleton Place | Included in general admission | Walk out to Middleton Place’s very own demonstration rice field + learn about the history and growing process of Carolina Gold Rice.

 

Thursday, June 13

WaterCooler: Charleston Riverdogs vs Greenville Drive | 7:05 p.m. | Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park | $8+

Drink: Hops and Vines | 5:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. | Mcleod Plantation Historic Site | $15 advanced, $20 at gate | Spend the evening with drinks, live music, + food trucks at the scenic Mcleod Plantation. Two drink tickets included in price.

Cause:

TryThis: Rooftop Sip & Silent Yoga | 7-9 p.m. | Carolina Ale House – Charleston, 145 Calhoun St. | Listen to music + movement instructions through headphones on the roof of Carolina Ale House. Complimentary glass of wine to follow. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. day-of to register. 🧘‍♂️

Network: Lunch with Deb Spera | 11:30 a.m. | Halls Signature Events | $32-$61 | Chat + eat with author Deb Spera as she discusses her new book, Call Your Daughter Home.

Drink: Wine on the Piazza | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Middleton Place | $20-$25 | Listen to a tour of Edmondston-Alston House + sip on a glass of wine on the second floor piazza.

 

Friday, June 14

WaterCooler: Charleston Riverdogs vs Greenville Drive | 7:05 p.m. | Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park | $9+

Dish: Diner en Blanc | 5 p.m. | TBA | $53 | Prepare to gather in a top-secret location dressed in all white + dine just as those in the high French society would.

Party: 1st Annual White Party | Diner en Blanc Charleston After Party | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | Bourbon N’ Bubbles, 570 King St. 

Show: CFW Event No. 2 Women’s Fashion | 7-10 p.m. | Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. | $40-$125 | Spend your Saturday watching + shopping the runway filled with various designers’ work tailored for summer style.

Cause: Oyster Reef Build and Cleanup | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Mosquito Beach Rd. | Free | Spend the morning on Mosquito Beach alongside multiple organizations in restoring oyster beds by building new ones from oyster shells + doing a little cleanup. Please wear closed-toed shoes.

Learn: Women Entrepreneurs Live Workshop| 9:45-11:45 a.m. | Skinny Dip, 345 King St. | $15.75-$25.75 | Gather for a workshop about how to “turn your biggest financial stressors into opportunities.” Breakfast + mimosa bar included.

 

Saturday, June 15

WaterCooler: Charleston Riverdogs vs Greenville Drive | 6:05 p.m. | Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park | $8+ | Balloons Night—inspired by Disney Pixar’s Up, each fan will receive a balloon at the game in order to have a huge stadium launch.

TryThis: Shaggin’ on the Cooper Mount Pleasant Pier | 8 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr Blvd. | $8 early, $10 at the gate | All ages are welcome to dance the night away under the stars to live music. 🕺

Show:

Outdoor: Hanger Planter Macrame Workshop | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Charleston Museum | $35-$50 | If you love the macrame planters that are all over Instagram lately, you’re in luck – join Marie Frier as she teaches you how to knot your own. Plant Babe will be there for you to pick out some greens to go in your new planter.

Cause: Dog, Donuts, and Donations | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Gold’s Gym, 1291 Folly Rd. | Free | Come out to fundraise and/or adopt a dog while enjoying free Dunkin’ Donuts donuts + coffee.

Learn: Charleston Time Machine: Historic Neighborhood of the Wando Mount Pleasant Library | 12-1 p.m. | Wando Mount Pleasant Library | Free

 

Sunday, June 16

TodayIs: Father’s Day shoutout to all the dads out there.

WaterCooler: Charleston Riverdogs vs Greenville Drive | 1:05 p.m. | Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park | $8+

Active: Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series 2019 | On-site registration 6-7 a.m., race 7:15 a.m. | James Island County Park | $55-$224

Talk: The Charleston Forum | 4-6 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall | $5 | Join various speakers addressing issues regarding the Emanuel AME Church shooting, and be a part of the conversation about making a change. Click here to purchase tickets and to see a list of speakers.

Learn: The Ponds Conservancy Historic Presentation | 2 p.m. | Schulz-Lotz Farmhouse, 326 Hundred Oaks Pkwy. | Free | Learn about the history behind The Ponds, including who once lived there and archaeological finds. Click here for information on how to register.

TryThis: Drag Brunch | 12-4 p.m. | The House of Tabbuli, 6 North Market St. | Menu prices vary | Eat brunch + drink bottomless mimosas with the fabulous Queens.

ForDads: Father’s Day at Five Loaves Cafe | 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. | Five Loaves Cafe — any location | Menu prices vary | Need a spot to take Dad for Father’s Day? Come to Five Loaves and he will get a free beer with a meal!

 

Monday, June 17 – Sunday, June 23

Monday, June 17

TodayIs: Eat Your Vegetables Day you know who you are if you need to hear this. 🥦

Show:

Talk: Emanuel — Live Q&A with Producers Mike Wildt & Dimas Salaberrios | 7 p.m. | Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Hwy. | $14 | In honor of the anniversary of the Emanuel Church Shooting, come watch Viola Davis + Stephen Curry’s film about the event and stay afterwards for a Skype Q&A with producers Mike Wildt + Dimas Salaberrios.

Learn: Oyster Education Class | 6-7:30 p.m. | NICO, 201 Coleman Blvd. | $55 | Love to eat oysters? Now you can learn about them, too. Come listen to French Master Chef Nico Romo speak about oyster history, his team’s experience with oysters, + how to farm and shuck your own. Guests will taste 12 different oysters + champagne and wine.

 

Tuesday, June 18

Show:

Active: Yoga Under the Oaks | 6-8 p.m. | Charles Towne Landing Historic Site | $10, cash only | BYOYM — bring your own yoga mats — and enjoy local food trucks afterward. 🧘‍♀️

Party: Launch Party for The Batik Art of Mary Edna Fraser | Buxton Books, 134 Cannon St. | $10

Read: June Get Lit Book Club | 6-8:30 p.m. | The Junction Kitchen & Provisions, 4438 Spruill Ave. | $40 | Discuss this month’s book — Circe by Madeline Miller — over a three-course meal with complimentary wine pairings based on the book. 📖

 

Wednesday, June 19

Show: Art of Jazz: Richard White Trio | 6-7 p.m. | Gibbes Museum of Art | $20-$25 | Take Night at the Museum to a whole new level by attending Gibbes Museum + Charleston Jazz’s third annual summer music series featuring jazz band Richard White Trio. Enjoy tunes that are inspired by art pieces in Gibbes Museum.

Active: Sweat Spring Fitness Series with CYCLEBAR | 6 p.m. | The Oaks at Towne Center | Free | Channel your energy for 45 minutes of music + workouts with CYCLEBAR instructor Sam. 🚲

Drink: Harry Potter Trivia & ButterBeer Release | 8-10:30 p.m. | Fam’s Brewing Co. | Menu prices vary | Bring your wands + friends to conjure up some answers to Harry Potter-themed trivia while sipping on house-made ButterBeer. 🍺

Active: Urban Farm Yoga | Every Wed. + Thurs. through June 20 | MUSC Urban Farm, 29 1/2 Bee St. | Mats provided.

Learn: The Cultivation of Carolina Gold Rice | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Middleton Place | Included in general admission | Walk out to Middleton Place’s very own demonstration rice field + learn about the history and growing process of Carolina Gold Rice.

Festival: Juneteenth Jubilation | 4-8 p.m. | First African Child Development Center, 1020 King St. | Free | Celebrate Juneteenth as a community with a silent headphone party, free food, a pop-up library, + local, community-based vendors.

Film:

  • Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse | 8:30-10:30 p.m. | Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island | Free | Enjoy a free movie under the stars. BYO blanket, chair, and/or picnic.
  • A Shark’s Tale| Sunset | Tides Folly Beach | Free | Bring your family + friends and enjoy a free movie on the beach.

 

Thursday, June 20

Show:

Watch: Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection Premiere | 6:30-8 p.m. | Middleton Place Pavilion | Free | SCETV presents live screening of Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection — their new Carolina Stories special — followed by a meet + greet with the film’s producers and historians. Light refreshments provided during film.

TryThis: UnWined with Watercolor at The Parlour | 6 p.m. | Parcel 32, 442 King St. | $20-$25 | Paint and sip on half-priced wine + other discounted drinks. Come 30 minutes early for a free class on how to make their signature cocktail. 🍸

Festival: Charleston Carifest Caribbean Carnival | Thurs., June 20-23 | Times + locations vary | Free-$15 | A 4-day celebration in honour of Caribbean American Heritage Month with food, music, costumes, education, + cultural experiences. This year’s featured country is the British and American Virgin Islands. Events include a Symposium + opening reception, Carnival Street Parade, Musical Food Truck Brunch, + more. 🇻🇬

Drink: Chillable Summer Reds with Patrick Emerson | 6-7 p.m. | Bin 526, 20 Fairchild St. | $15 | Join sommelier Patrick Emerson as he leads a tasting of various red wines. Charcuterie + cheese boards provided.

Active: Salute the Solstice Charleston Yoga Fest | 5-8 p.m. | James Island County Park | $25 | Registration ends 2 p.m. on June 20.

Network:

Learn: Lowcountry Rapid Transit | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Northwoods Mall, 2150 Northwoods Blvd. | Free | Hear updates on the Lowcountry Rapid Transit project.

 

Friday, June 21

Show:

TheBuy: Summer Book Sale | Now through June 23 | Charleston County Public Library | Retail prices vary | Already bored with summer? Curb that boredom with a book, DVD, or CD at one of the best book sales in town. 📚

TryThis: Moonlight Mixer | 7-11 p.m. | Folly Beach Pier | $8 advanced, $10 at event | Shag under the moonlight to the beats of a live DJ. Food + drink available for purchase. Online registration ends midnight of June 20.

Art: Luminous Landscapes- The Golden Age of British Watercolors | Now through Oct. 6 | Gibbes Museum of Art | $12 general admission

Cause:

  • The Longest Day | Alice’s Clubhouse Health Fair | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Alice’s Clubhouse, 1156 Bowman Rd. Suite 105 | Free | The longest day of sunlight will be dedicated to this event led by the Alzheimer’s Association in order for participants to learn more about the disease and help fight its negative effects. Those who attend will also be able to get free blood pressure screenings, mini mental exam, + get to see what Alice’s Clubhouse is all about.
  • College Day Clean Up | 10-11:30 a.m. | Corner of Brigade St. + North Romney St. | Free | Sport your college t-shirt + play a part in keeping your community clean. Snacks + water provided. Register online.

Watch: Movie Night in Northwoods: Wonder Park | 6 p.m. | Northwood Baptist Church, 2200 Greenridge Rd. | Free

Outdoor: Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Lowcountry Center and the Labyrinth at Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr. | $10-$18

Dish: 82 Queen Whiskey Dinner | 6:30 p.m. | 82 Queen, 82 Queen St. | $75 + fees | Chef Steve Stone will be preparing a four-course pork-centric meal paired with various rare whiskeys.  

 

Saturday, June 22

WaterCooler: Charleston Battery vs Swope Park Rangers | 7:30 p.m. | MUSC Health Stadium | $15+, BOGO general admission

Outdoor:

  • Special Needs Swim Night | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Park | $9 | A night of fun in the water for people with special needs, their caregivers, + their families.
  • Cast Off Fishing Tournament | 6 a.m.-2 p.m. | Folly Beach Pier | $5-$10 🎣
  • Cornhole Tournament | 12-6 p.m. | Container Bar | $5-$8 per team member | Grand prize includes a $50 tab + $100 worth of various gift cards. Drink specials for spectators + participants.

Festival:

  • Charleston RumFest | 7-11 p.m. | 56 Beaufain St. | $45-$65 | Come out for a night of special cocktails + dishes. 21+ only event.
  • Charleston Carifest Caribbean Carnival | 5-11 p.m. | Brittlebank Park | $15 | Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month by dancing + dining, watching a parade, and strolling through cultural vendors.

Drink:

  • Toast to Equality | 7-11 p.m. | Charleston Visitor Center and Bus Shed | $15 advanced, $20 at event | Come raise a glass for equality while experiencing cocktail competitions, food trucks, + live music. 🥂
  • CBR Brew Bolt: Brewery District Run | 1:45-7 p.m. | Begins at Palmetto Brewing Co. | Drink prices vary | Run to 9 different breweries within 1.75 miles and see what they all have to offer. Be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, + after. 🍺
  • Summer Solstice After Party | 11 p.m.-1 a.m. | Palmetto Brewing, 289 Huger St. | $6

Cause:

  • Shots with a Spin | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | The Citadel | $100 per team, $7 for spectators | MUSC DPT is hosting its 8th annual wheelchair basketball tournament. Proceeds go towards Adaptive Expeditions — an “interactive educational nonprofit using sport and recreation to offer health & wellness programs to individuals with physical and sensory disabilities.” 🏀
  • Sidewalk Sale benefitting Alex’s Lemonade Stand | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | AR Workshop, 280 W. Coleman Blvd. Suite B | Retail prices vary | Lots of deals, lots of vendors, + lots of fun — all benefitting Alex’s Lemonade Stand.🍋

Show: back to Back to Black: Amy Winehouse Tribute ft. Remember Jones | 8:30 p.m. | Charleston Pour House | $15

 

Sunday, June 23

TodayIs: National Hydration Day But, be sure to drink plenty of water every day. 💧

Active: Sunset Room Yoga | 10-11 a.m. | Wiki Wiki Sandbar, 106 East Ashley Ave., Folly Beach | $20 | A gentle flow yoga perfect for those new to yoga or those with years of experience, brunch menu available after the session. 🧘‍♂️

Dish: Slow Food Charleston Ark of Taste Cookout | 5-9 p.m. | MUSC Urban Farm, 29 1/2 Bee St. | $85

Art: Sunday Figure Drawing | 5-7 p.m. | Redux Contemporary Art Center | $10-$15 | Artists can work at their own pace utilizing different methods of figure drawing with the help of an instructor. Bring your own drawing + painting materials.

TryThis: Preserving Nature’s Beauty Exhibit’s Last Day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Charleston Museum | $12+ | Hurry + see this exhibit before it’s gone.

Outdoor: Harvest Brunch and Yoga | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Middleton Place Organic Farm | $20 advanced, $25 day of | Yoga, fresh brunch, + live music.

 

Monday, June 24 – Sunday, June 30

Monday, June 24

Show: Harry Potter + the Prisoner of Azkaban | 7 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall | $8

Cause: 12th Annual Little Chef/Big Chef | 7-10 p.m. | Hall’s Signature Events, 5 Faber St. | $175-$240 | Louie’s Kids — a charity dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyle choices — will be hosting their 12th annual fundraiser, a five-course meal prepared by local chefs + their kid “partner” chef. Proceeds go towards preventing + treating childhood obesity. 👨‍🍳

ForKids:

  • Digging for Dinosaurs | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Melton Peter Demetre Park, 640 Wampler Dr. | $15 | Bring your 18-month to 6-year olds out to be little paleontologists for the day and dig up some “dinosaur bones.” 🦖
  • Wonder Park — Free! | 6-8 p.m. | Citadel Mall | Free | Come to Center Court to watch a film about a girl who stumbles upon a magical amusement park. 🎡
  • The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man | 10:30 a.m. | James Island Library | Free  

Active:

  • Bendy Brewski Yoga | 6:30-8 p.m. | Frothy Beard Brewing Co. | $15 | BYOM — bring your own mat — for an evening of yoga + a complimentary beer. 🍺
  • Pure Barre in the Park | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Gadsdenboro Park | Free | Be sure to bring your own yoga mat. Register here.

Learn: Oyster Education Class | 6-7:30 p.m. | NICO, 201 Coleman Blvd. | $55 | Love to eat oysters? Now you can learn about them, too. Come listen to French Master Chef Nico Romo speak about oyster history, his team’s experience with oysters, + how to farm and shuck your own. Guests will taste 12 different oysters + champagne and wine.

 

Tuesday, June 25

TodayIs: The Notebook’s 15th anniversaryA great day to watch the movie + take a trip to Cypress Gardens to celebrate.

Talk: TheSkimm Night Out: Charleston | 7:30 p.m. | Gaillard Center | $48-$150 | TheSkimm founders — Carly Zakin + Danielle Weisburg — are hosting a night full of empowerment, networking, + more in honor of their new book How To Skimm Your Life. 📖

Cause: Yoga for Good | 7 p.m. | South Carolina Society Hall | 72 Meeting St. | Free, suggested donation of $10 | Bring your mat + donations for yoga that benefits the Lowcountry Blessing Box Project.

TryThis: Timber Tuesday Axe Throwing | 5-9 p.m. | Frothy Beard Brewing Co. | $10

Art: Paint Your Pet Party | 6:30 p.m. | Fam’s Brewing Co. | $55 | Have a professional artist paint a portrait of your four-legged best friend + come out for a happy hour celebration. Reserve your canvas online. 🐶

Learn: Lowcountry Rapid Transit | 3:30-6:30 p.m. | International Longshoremen’s Association, 1142 Morrison Dr. | Free | Hear updates on the Lowcountry Rapid Transit project.

Wednesday, June 26

Learn: Physician-led tours with Dr. Jeb Hallett | 6-7 p.m. | Gibbes Museum of Art | Free | Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So what does that mean for doctors who visit art museums? Follow Dr. Jeb Hallett as he leads tours that delve into viewing art from a different perspective. 👨‍⚕️

Drink: Brew and Bottle Openers Workshop | 6:30-9 p.m. | Ghost Monkey Brewery, 522 Wando Ln. | Prices vary | Crack open a cold one with your very own handmade bottle opener. Join this workshop for an evening of crafts + craft brews. 🍺

Watch: Echo in the Canyon Film Screening | doors open 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall | $8 | Enjoy Andrew Slater’s documentary of various California-based artists including Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, + Norah Jones.

Celebrate: Naturalization Ceremony | 10-11:30 a.m. | Middleton Place | Free | Honor Arthur Middleton’s 277th birthday and celebrate + welcome those taking the oath of citizenship to become American Citizens. 🇺🇸

Film:

  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation | 8:30-10:30 p.m. | Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island | Free | Enjoy a free movie under the stars. BYO blanket, chair, and/or picnic.
  • Captain Underpants | Sunset | Tides Folly Beach | Free | Bring your family + friends and enjoy a free movie on the beach.

Art: Charleston Artist Collective’s Summer Surf Show | Heart of Gold Gallery, 414 Whilden St. | Free | Catch a wave over to Heart of Gold Gallery to see this new exhibit full of surfing photos from the 1960s + 1970s. 🏄

Show: Inaugural Stand-Up Showcase | 9-11 p.m. | The Brick, 24 Ann St. | $5 | A night full of laughs + drink specials.

 

Thursday, June 27

WaterCooler: Charleston Riverdogs vs Asheville Tourists | 7:05 p.m. | Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park | $8+

Show:

Network: Charleston Power Breakfast | 7:30-9 a.m. | North Charleston Marriott, 4770 Goer Dr. | $45

TryThis: Pineapple Perfection & Tropical Blooms | 6-8 p.m. | Parcel 32, 442 King St. | $65 | Create a flower arrangement inside of a pineapple while sipping on cocktails during this ladies night out. 🍍

Party: Summer Dreamland Band Party | 6-8 p.m. | Lowcountry Senior Center | $2-$10 | BYOB + snacks to this party celebrating the arrival of summer.

Drink: Wine on the Water | 6-8 p.m. | Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park | $50 | The Charleston Riverdogs is hosting its very own wine tasting at the ballpark. Tickets include wine samples, food, + your very own wine glass to bring home.

Film: Restoration Film Thursday: Jurassic World | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | The Restoration, 75 Wentworth St. | $10 | Admission price includes your ticket, popcorn, a soft drink or bottled water, + your choice of movie candy.

Learn: Lecture: Why George Washington’s Leadership is Still Important | 5:45-8 p.m. | The Charleston Museum | $25

Dish: Niçois Dinner | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | NICO, 201 Coleman Blvd. | $65 | Chef Nico Romo will prepare an authentic three-course French dinner.

 

Friday, June 28

WaterCooler: Charleston Riverdogs vs Asheville Tourists | 7:05 p.m. | Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park | $9+

Outdoor:

Art: Art in the City — 10th Anniversary “White Party” | 6-8 p.m. | Redux Contemporary Art Center | $20 | Wear your white shirts, pants, dresses, or suits as you bid on artwork + raffles from local artists. Live music + light refreshments.

TryThis: Summer Silent Disco | 7-11 p.m. | Hutchinson Square, Summerville | $10

Party: Barre3 Grand Opening Party | 5-7 p.m. | Barre3 Charleston, 484 King St. Suite 206 | Free | An evening full of appetizers, drinks, live music, + more.

Drink: Shaken and Stirred: Air Mail | 5-6 p.m. | The Library at The Restoration Hotel | Menu prices vary | Come taste this special rum-champagne concoction inspired by Havana, Cuba. 🍸

 

Saturday, June 29

WaterCooler:

Drink: 7th Annual ‘Murica Bar Crawl | 3-11 p.m. | Starts at The Brick: Charleston’s Favorite Tavern, 24 Ann St. Suite A | $12-$30 | Put on your red, white, + blue and get ready to crawl. More info can be found on the event’s page. 🍺

Show:

TryThis: Revolutionary Charleston Community Day | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, 122 E Bay St. | $15 | Throwback to 1781 when the British occupied Charleston, and that is what you will be experiencing today. Take part in the Revolution during this reenactment for the entire family.

Art: Fossils, Phosphate and Freedmen: Charleston’s Post Civil War Mining Boom Exhibit | June 29-Feb. 17, 2020, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | $12+

 

Sunday, June 30

OnThisDay: “Gone With The Wind” Published in 1936 If you haven’t already, summer is a great opportunity to dedicate some time to read this classic. 📖

WaterCooler: Charleston Riverdogs vs Asheville Tourists | 5:05 p.m. | Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park | $8+

Learn:

  • The Encore – Back to Business Basics: A Photography Workshop | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Grant, 618 Fleming Rd. | $149 | Want to begin or spruce up your photography business? Come to this workshop for what you need to know about getting started, marketing, pricing, + more.
  • Champagne 101 | 2 p.m. | Edmund’s Oast | $30 | Sommelier Sarah O’Kelley will be teaching all about champagne’s history + making process. There will be a tasting of 4 wines + 3 champagnes. 50% off tickets for those who work in food + bev. 🥂

TryThis: Charleston: Biscuit Time with Carla Hall and Chadwick Boyd | 12-2 p.m. | Williams Sonoma, 359 King St. | Free-$33 | Put on your apron and get ready for a biscuit-making lesson with TV Chef Carla Hall + Chadwick Boyd. Carla will also discuss cooking Soul Food.

Read: Mary Alice Monroe Book Talk + Signing | 2 p.m. |  Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 W 3rd S. St., Summerville | Free | “The Timrod Library welcomes Mary Alice Monroe for a special reception celebrating the release of her new novel, ‘The Summer Guests’.”