Festivals & Special Events
Oct. 10-30. Legare Farms presents its annual Charleston Corn Maize and Pumpkin Patch.
Come out to Johns Island, meander through the most challenging corn maze in the Charleston area,
pick your own pumpkin, make your own Scarecrow, take a scenic hayride and enjoy many more
family-oriented activities. Ample free parking available. 2620 Hanscombe Point Rd. Fri: 3-10p.m.,
Sat: 10a.m.-10p.m., Sun: 1-6p.m. Admission is $6 Adults; $3 Children. For more info, call (843) 559-
0763, email email@example.com, and visit www.charlestoncornmaze.com.
Oct. 18. The Town of Mount Pleasant presents the 22nd Annual Children’s Day Festival.
Old and new traditions will meet again at the Mount Pleasant Children's Day Festival as children have
their pick between tethered balloon rides, pony excursions, laser tag games, wall climbing and many
other activities. The ever-popular Mount Pleasant Children's Day 2009 will greet thousands of local
children. Park West Recreation Complex, Mt. Pleasant. Noon-5p.m. For more info, call (843) 884-
8517, and visit www.townofmountpleasant.com.
Oct. 23-24. Cypress Gardens presents Halloween in the Swamp. So popular that it's been
scheduled for two nights! Activities at Cypress Gardens include a haunted boat ride, haunted walking
trail, marshmallow roast, kids fun house, campfire and storytelling. Haunted events not
recommended for young children. Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Rd. Moncks Corner. Oct.
23 & 24 from 7:30-9:30p.m. For more info, call (843) 553-0515, and visit www.cypressgardens.info.
Oct. 24. Summerville D.R.E.A.M. presents a Harvest Moon Hayride & Ghost Walk. Hosted
by the Junior Service League and Summerville D.R.E.A.M., this event will feature ghost stories,
hayrides, face painting, children's activities, apple jumping, fortune tellers, pumpkin decorating and
more! Summerville Town Square Oct. 24 from 6-9p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843)
821-7260, and visit www.discovertheponds.com and www.SummervilleJSL.com.
Oct. 25. Charleston Museum presents its Annual Family Picnic at the Dill Sanctuary. Enjoy
an afternoon with your family alongside the banks of the Stono River with the Charleston Museum's
Annual Family Picnic. All can enjoy a nature walk with Nature Scene's Rudy Mancke, live bluegrass, a
Lowcountry dinner by Charleston Outdoor Catering, SC Department of Natural Resources nature
presentations, plantation games, hayrides and demonstrations by Birds of Prey. The Dill Sanctuary,
1163 Riverland Dr., James Island Oct. 25 from 1-4p.m. Admission is $20 non-member; $15 member;
$7 child; Free for Children under five. For more info, call (843) 722-2996 and visit
Oct. 29 - Nov. 7. The Exchange Club of Charleston presents the 53 rd annual Coastal
Carolina Fair. All activities and events are chosen to provide acceptable entertainment for all ages.
Ladson Fairgrounds, 9850 Hwy. 78. Admission is $17 in advance; $20 at the gate. For more info, call
(843) 572-3161 and visit www.coastalcarolinafair.org.
Oct. 30. South Carolina Aquarium presents Fish or Treat! Halloween Celebration. Beauty
and beasts in all shapes and sizes will join the aquatic animals at the South Carolina Aquarium's
annual Halloween event: Fish or Treat. Member's can "fish or treat" throughout the Aquarium, enjoy
divers of the deep lurking in the Great Ocean Tank, boogie at the monster mash dance party and join
in many other ghoulish games. Families are invited to come dressed in their most creative costumes
and participate in our costume contest. This is a Members-only event. Don't miss out on this popular
event! Become a Member today! South Carolina Aquarium, Aquarium Wharf. 5-7:30p.m. Reservations
are $5 per Member (this is a members-only event); Space is limited. Advance reservations and
payment required. To make a reservation and for more info, call (843) 577-FISH and visit
Oct. 23-31. Charleston Ballet Theatre presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Returning
as a new holiday classic for the Halloween season, Charleston Ballet Theatre's massively popular
interactive interpretation of the cult classic film comes to life in the newly mutli-screen adorned Black
Box Theatre. Halloween revelers, always decked out in their costumed best, will get up close and
personal with Brad, Janet, and the sweet transvestite himself in this wildly unhinged camp
extravaganza. This is one not to be missed so don't forget your fishnets. It's gonna be a bumpy ride!
Charleston Ballet Theatre's Black Box Theatre, 477 King St. Oct. 23, 24, 30 & 31 at 7:30p.m. For
more info, call (843) 723-7334, and visit www.charlestonballet.org.
Oct. 23. The College of Charleston Italian Program presents Italian Spider Dance Night
(Tarantella Night). The College of Charleston Italian Program will host an Italian Spider Dance
Night (Tarantella Night) with Italian food and refreshments offered by local Italian restaurants.
Masterful dancers will enact the ancient ecstatic rites of Dionysus. The tarantella trance dance is a
celebration of culture unique to the Southern Italian experience. Alessandra Belloni, director, voice,
percussion and ritual dance; Joe Deninzon, acoustic and electric violin; Antonio Fini, dancer
choreographer. Physicians Memorial Auditorium, 72 George St. 6-7:30p.m. Admission is Free. For
more info, call (843) 953-5489, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.alessandrabelloni.com.
Oct. 24. Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission presents Shagging on the
Cooper. Come out and join the Sneakers, a dynamic four-piece party band that plays a variety of
beach, jazz, funk, and blues sure to get you in the dancing mood. the NEW Mt. Pleasant Pier, located
at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge on the Charleston Harbor. Gates open at 7:30p.m.; music
starts at 8:30p.m. Admission is $8; only 800 tickets will be sold. For more info, call (843) 795-4FUN,
email email@example.com, and visit www.ccprc.com.
Oct. 27. The Charleston Concert Association presents The Martha Graham Dance
Company. Acknowledged as “one of the great companies of the world,” the Martha Graham Dance
Company has been lauded internationally. The Washington Post referred to the Company as “one of
the seven wonders of the artistic universe.” The CCA chooses not to censor any of its performances.
Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. 7:30p.m. Admission is $24-$99. For more info, call (843) 571-
7755 and visit www.charlestonconcerts.org.
Oct. 25. The Taylor Festival Choir presents Durufle Requiem. The performance will feature
Charleston's own renowned organ virtuoso, Scott Bennett. The Taylor Festival Choir is a professional
chamber choral ensemble based in Charleston, whose membership stems from throughout the
country. They were recently featured in the 2009 National ACDA Convention, and frequently
collaborate with classical and Celtic musicians of international stature. Part of the Taylor Music Group,
the Taylor Festival Choir also serves as the professional-choir-in-residence at the College of
Charleston. Grace Episcopal Church, Wentworth St. 3p.m. Admission is $15 Adults; $5 Students. For
more info, call (843) 953-8231, email TaylorR@cofc.edu.
Oct. 25. Charleston Southern University Horton School of Music presents Sunday
Spotlight Series-Vacila el Ritmo: Jazz Goes Latin. Sunday Spotlight Series concert features the
CSU Jazz Band & Combo performing selections in a variety of Latin styles. Entitled Vacila el Ritmo:
Jazz Goes Latin, the concert will include bossa nova, samba, salsa, tango, calypso, mambo, afro
Cuban and rumba with a little swing mixed in. Come join us for this free concert and feel the beat!
Chapel at Charleston Southern University, 9200 University Blvd. 3p.m. Admission is Free. For more
info, call (843) 863-7966 and visit www.charlestonsouthern.edu.
Oct. 25. Southcoast Symphony presents its Fall Concert. The afternoon's program includes the
Rossini Barber of Seville Overture, Britten Simple Symphony, Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain,
Purcell Chacony in g minor and the Bizet L'Arlesienne Suite No.2. Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul,
126 Coming St. 4-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 870-1616 and visit
Oct. 26. College of Charleston presents International Piano Series: Hartmut Sauer,
Germany. Hartmut Sauer will perform works by Schubert, Hoiby, and Chopin. Sauer has been
featured in numerous concerts throughout Europe, Russia, and the US, winning prizes and diplomas
in many competitions including the "Jugend Musiziert" Competition in Germany, the "Anton G.
Rubinstein" International Piano Competition, and the "Johannes Brahms" International Piano
Competition in Austria. His festival appearances have ranged from the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in
Charleston, to "Im Agricoli Festival" in Poland, and the "Schubertiaden" and "Dreiklang" festivals in
Germany. Sauer studied with Enrique Graf at the College of Charleston and is currently on the faculty
of the Conservatory of Music in Dresden, Germany. Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. 8p.m. Admission is
$20 at the door; Free for CofC students with valid I.D. For more info, call (843) 953-6575 and visit
Oct. 29. North Charleston Coliseum presents REO Speedwagon & Styx. Tickets on sale July
10 at 10a.m.! North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., N. Charleston 7p.m. Admission is $40-
55 with a limited number of Gold Circle seating available. All tickets are subject to applicable fees. For
more info, call (843) 529-5000, and visit www.coliseumpac.com.
Oct. 30-31. Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents McCrady’s Charleston Pops Series:
Bond, James Bond. He's suave. He's well-dressed. He's a lady killer and the CSO tackles all the
best-known Bond songs and their massive arrangements. Ever popular conductor Stuart Malina will
stir and shake the program featuring our Bond Girl' Hillary Kole, guest vocalist. Expect Bond favorites
From Russia With Love, For Your Eyes Only, Goldfinger, License To Kill and more. Memminger
Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Oct. 30 & 31 at 8p.m. For more info, call (843) 723-7528 and visit
Theatre & Musical Theatre
Oct. 2-24. PURE Theatre presents Up. PURE Theatre is proud to present Up by Bridget
Carpenter. The play is directed by PURE's artistic director and co-founder Sharon Graci, and will
feature R.W. Smith, Cristy Landis, Jon Raz Van Pinxteren, Carly Sumner Ridgeway, Rodney Lee
Rogers, and Tara Denton. Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. Oct. 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, &
21-24 at 7:30p.m.; Oct. 11 at 2p.m. Admission is $20 Wed.; $25 Thurs. & Sun.; $30 Fri. & Sat. For
more info, call (843) 723-4444 and visit www.puretheatre.org.
Oct. 15-24. Midtown/Sheri Grace Productions presents Graceland. Set in Memphis 1982,
three days before the grand opening of Graceland, this popular one-act comedy is about two women,
whose only thing in common is their passion for Elvis - and their determination to be the first to enter
the sacred precincts of their idol. As the two women discuss the depth of their devotion to Elvis, they
slowly reveal the sad and funny sides of their lives. By the end of the play, their competition has
dissolved into a touching reconciliation. Acting Studio, 915 Folly Rd. Oct. 15-24 at 8p.m. Admission is
$8.50/Adult; $7.50/Students & Seniors. For more info, call (843) 795-2223, and visit
Oct. 20-21. Best of Broadway presents Camelot. North Charleston Performing Arts Center,
5001 Coliseum Dr., N. Charleston 7:30p.m. For more info, call (843) 529-5000, and visit
Oct. 21 - Nov. 18. Theatre 99 presents Laugh For a Lincoln. Improv comedy for just 5
bucks...yes, just $5. Best bang for your buck in town! Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Oct. 21, 28, Nov.
4, 11 & 18 at 8p.m. Admission is $5. For more info, call (843) 853-6687, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.thehavenots.com.
Oct. 23-25. Charleston Stage presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The Headless
Horseman Rides Again! One of the great classic tales of All Hallows, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
tells the hauntingly hilarious tale of the gangly and bumbling schoolmaster, Ichabond Crane and his
ghostly encounter with the ghoulish Headless Horseman. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the perfect
Halloween outing for the entire family. Sottile Theatre, 44 George St., College of Charleston Oct. 23
at 7:30p.m.; Oct. 24 & 25 at 3p.m. Admission is $19 Adults, Seniors (60+); $15 Students. For more
info, call (843) 577-5967 and visit www.charlestonstage.com.
Oct. 23 - Nov. 8. Footlight Players presents Frost/Nixon. A briskly entertaining play by Peter
Morgan (The Last King of Scotland and The Queen ), Frost/Nixon embarks upon the landmark 1977
television interviews between former U.S. President Richard Nixon and British talk show host David
Frost. The interviews tackled the issue of Richard Nixon’s involvement in the infamous Watergate
Scandal. Recommended age: 14+. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. Oct. 23-24, 29-30; Nov.
5-7 at 8p.m.; Nov. 1 & 8 at 3p.m. Admission is $25 Adults; $22 Seniors; $15 Students. For more
info, call (843) 722-4487 and visit www.footlightplayers.net.
Oct. 23 - Nov. 14. Village Playhouse presents Mauritius. The stakes are high when half-sisters
inherit a book of rare stamps that may include the "crown jewel" of the stamp-collecting world. The
battle for possession takes a dangerous turn when three rival collectors enter the sisters' word,
willing to go to any lengths to stake their claim on the find. Combining the best aspects of Hitchcock,
Chandler and Mamet, Mauritius is a gripping blend of sharp comedy and heart-pounding drama that
simmers with constant surprise. **Mauritius includes strong language. Not recommended for children
under 14. Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman Blvd., Ste. C, Mt. Pleasant Oct. 23-24, 30-31, Nov. 6-7, 13-
14 at 8p.m.; Oct. 29 at 7:30p.m.; Nov. 8 at 3p.m.. Admission is $25 Adults; $23 Seniors; $20
Students. For more info, call (843) 856-1579 and visit www.villageplayhouse.com.
Oct. 24. Theatre 99 presents The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Company. The longest running
show in Charleston! With 14 years and over 1,200 shows together, The Have Nots! are ready for your
audience suggestions. No scripts! All improv! Come see what all the talk is about! Theatre 99, 280
Meeting St. 8p.m. Admission is $12.50. For more info, call (843) 853-6687 and visit
Oct. 24. Theatre 99 presents Doppelganger. Come see Charleston's only all improvised rock
show, where you, the audience, shout out the "titles" of your favorite DOPPELGANGER! songs, and
have them performed for the first and last time ever. The Critics say: "Lee Lewis and Jason Cooper
are so good at what they do that the lines between fact and fiction may blur a bit during the show." -
Jason Zwicker. "It's a mix of VH1 Storytellers and Tenacious D" - Erica Jackson. Theatre 99, 280
Meeting St. 10p.m. Admission is $8. For more info, call (843) 853-6687, email
email@example.com, and visit www.thehavenots.com.
Oct. 28. Theatre 99 presents This is Chucktown. This is Chucktown! presents Charleston's best
and funniest 'STAND UP' comedians all in one night! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll laugh at people
crying! Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. 10p.m. Admission is $8. For more info, call (843) 853-6687 and
Oct. 29 - Nov. 1. Flowertown Players present The Rocky Horror Show. Before the Picture
there was the Show. Join us as we do the original time warp in all of it's cult glory. On the way to
visit an old college professor, two clean cut young people, Brad Majors and his fiance Janet Weiss,
run into trouble and seek help at the freaky Frankenstein mansion. However, little did they know that
the mansion is inhabited by alien transsexuals from the planet Transylvania and Dr. Frank N Furter is
in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments. Flowertown Players, 133 South Main St.,
Summerville Oct. 29-31 at 8p.m.; Nov. 1 at 2p.m.; Special Midnight Performance for Halloween
Night. Admission is $25 Adults; $22 Seniors; $20 Students. For more info, call (843) 875-9251, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.flowertownplayers.org.
Oct. 29 - Nov. 8. Deuce Theatre presents Treeligion. A Deuce Theatre Original Production
currently in development that explores the taboo topic of... Religion. The South of Broadway Theatre,
1080 E. Montague Ave., N. Charleston. Oct 29-31, Nov 1, 5-6, & 8 at 8p.m.; Nov. 7 at 9:30p.m. $15
in advance, $18 at the door (CASH only at the door). For more info, email email@example.com,
and visit www.deucetheatre.com.
Through Dec. 29. Infuzions Restaurant presents a Pink Party. Every Tuesday night through
Dec., Infuzions Restaurant on Shem Creek hosts a PINK PARTY with half-priced appetizers and fun,
flirty, pink drinks. Proceeds raised on these rosy nights benefit the Charleston Breast Center.
Infuzions Restaurant, 508 Mill St., Mt. Pleasant. Tues. from 4-11p.m. For more info, call (843) 266-
4917, and visit www.charlestonbreastcenter.com.
Oct. 22. Charleston Trident Urban League presents its Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Gala. Enjoy delicious food offered at individual food stations, an open bar, and live entertainment by
national recording artist Marion Meadows. A silent auction with exclusive items including domestic
and international travel benefits the programs of the Charleston Trident Urban League which has
selected the year's theme to be "Building a Better Community One Family at a Time." Charleston
Place Hotel, 205 Meeting St. 6:30p.m. For more info, call (843) 965-4037 and visit www.ctul.org.
Oct. 22. The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center presents Good Times, Delicious
Oysters, Great Cause. There's nothing better than huddling around a steaming table of oysters on
a chilly Fall day. So, come to the Visitors' Center Bus Shed with your oyster knife, armed to help
abused children and their families find healing. Keep warm by dancing to some great live music as
well. The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center coordinates critical services for abused children
and family members in the Lowcountry. Charleston Visitors' Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St. 7-
10p.m. For more info, call (843) 823-3600 and visit www.dnlcc.org.
Oct. 24. Sullivan’s Island presents the Monster Dash & Goblin Gallop. Dress up and
participate in Sullivan's Island's inaugural Halloween fundraising run. Kids can dress up too and run
the quarter- half- or full-mile races at Fort Moultrie. After your Goblin Gallop participate in the
costume contest and the Haunted Health Fair. Proceeds go to Louie's Kids, a non-profit that fights
childhood obesity. Fish Fry Shack, Station 15 and Middle St., Sullivan's Island. 8a.m.-Noon. Admission
after Oct. 18: $25 Adults; $13 Children; before Oct. 18: $20 Adults; $10 Children. For more info, call
(843) 860-6015 and visit www.simonsterdash.com.
Oct. 24. College of Charleston presents the Annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk Event. Join
the College of Charleston Thinkers and the Charleston Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in the
Annual Memory Walk to benefit Alzheimer's research. Walk or run or just support your friends and
classmates. Join in the nation's largest Alzheimer's awareness and fundraiser, the Alzheimer's
Association Memory Walk. Join friends and family members as you walk to raise money. Dare your
friends to walk farther than you and raise more money! Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina's
Lookout Pavilion, 20 Patriots Point Rd. 9a.m. check-in; 10a.m. race start. Donations accepted. For
more info, call (803) 840-3588 or (843) 571-2641, and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 24. Charleston Battery presents its 10th annual A Special Night for Special Olympics.
Charleston Battery's 10th annual A Special Night For Special Olympics honors 10 years of being a fan
of Special Olympics. Enjoy music, an open bar and hors d'oeuvres while bidding on both a live and
silent auction. Attire is Black and Colorful Tie. All proceeds go to Special Olympics South Carolina.
Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Dr., Daniel Island. 7-10p.m. Admission is $75. For more info,
call (843) 795-5316 and visit www.so-sc.org.
Oct. 25. Blackbaud Stadium presents Jerry Zucker Charleston Ride for Hope. A fundraising
ride for the Livestrong Foundation, Hollings Cancer Center, Share Our Suzy and other Charleston, SC
charities involved in the fight against cancer. Blackbaud Stadium,1990 Daniel Island Dr. Donation:
$25-500. For more info, visit www.active.com.
Oct. 25. Knology presents the 5K Pajama Run benefiting Hollings Cancer Center. Bring
your friends and family and dress in your favorite pajamas for this family friendly race. The 5K race
course circles Harmond Field and Hampton Park and finishes in front of the Joe Riley Stadium. The
race is be followed by a pajama party in the stadium with food, drinks, awards and prizes! Proceeds
benefit the cancer research and patient programs at the Hollings Cancer Center. More specifically,
funds are directed towards cancers "below the waist" such as prostate, ovarian, and cervical cancers.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium, 360 Fishburne St. 3p.m. race star; 3:30p.m. pajama party. Admission is
$30 race day; $25 advance. For more info, call (843) 225-1012 and visit www.knology.com/run.
Oct. 25. Operation Home presents Drum It Up. A fun night that brings together the area's most
caring citizens for a night of good food, great live and silent auction items, and a lot of fun. Operation
Home-a non-profit which makes critical home repairs for vulnerable citizens of the Lowcountry-both
raises funds at this bash and celebrates their 12th year. Red Drum Gastropub, 803 Coleman Blvd.,
Mt. Pleasant. 6-9p.m. Admission is $100. For more info, call (843) 568-7455 and visit
Oct. 29. Crisis Ministries presents Food Shelter Hope. Crisis Ministries celebrates 25 years of
providing food, shelter, and hope to the homeless in the Lowcountry. A band, a live auction, and the
presentation of the inaugural Riley Award for Compassion guarantee a wonderful evening. Proceeds
from this event will enable Crisis Ministries to support over 1,600 men, women, and children
annually. The Wickliffe House, 178 Ashley Ave. 6p.m. Admission is $100. For more info, call (843)
723-9477 ext. 126 and visit www.charlestonhomeless.org.
Oct. 29. March of Dimes presents its annual Signature Chefs Auction. Spend an evening out
with the best chefs in Charleston at the annual Signature Chefs Auction. This event raises funds for
the March of Dimes to help all babies be born healthy and gives 93 cents of every dollar back to the
mission of saving babies. It is a fun evening with silent and live auctions and great food from local
celebrity chefs! Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center, 5055 International Blvd., N. Charleston.
6p.m. Admission is $1,500 for a Table of Ten; $150 Individuals. For more info, call (843) 571-1776
and visit www.marchofdimes.com/southcarolina.
Oct. 29. American College of the Building Arts presents its Fall Fundraiser: The Red Party.
Entertainment: Food, Beverages, DJ, Silent Auction and Magic. Old City Jail, 21 Magazine St. 7p.m.
Admission is $75. For more info, visit www.buildingartscollege.us.
Oct. 31. The American Lung Association presents Fight for Air Run/Walk. Enjoy a beautiful
5K run or walk Halloween morning on the beach to raise money for the American Lung Association.
Show up and compete in costume not only for the race but the costume contest. Prizes will be
awarded at a post-race party on the Folly Beach fishing pier with food served by Locklear's. Edwin S.
Taylor Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave., Folly Beach. 8a.m. registration; 9a.m. race start. Admission is
$25. For more info, call (843) 556-8451 and visit www.asthma5k.org.
Lectures, Readings & Films
Oct. 21. Gibbes Museum of Art presents A Book Signing and Lecture by Brian Rutenberg.
Brian Rutenberg will discuss the exhibition Brian Rutenberg: Tidesong. A book signing will follow the
lecture. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. 6p.m. Admission is Free for Museum member;
$10/non-members. For more info, call (843) 722-2706 and visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.
Oct. 21. College of Charleston presents Restoring the Dock Street Theatre, Again, "Hard
Luck, Good Times"- Part 2. Christopher G. Parham, Theatre Manager for the country's first theater
building, talks about the ongoing renovations of the Dock Street Theatre and previews plans for its
highly anticipated reopening in 2010. Library, 205 Calhoun St. 6p.m. Admission is Free. For more
info, call (843) 953-6526, email email@example.com
Oct. 28. Wicked Charleston Presentation at the Powder Magazine. Lecture series includes
lunch and a 45-minute history presentation from Mark R. Jones, author of the best-selling Wicked
Charleston books. Powder Magazine, 79 Cumberland St. Noon. Admission is $15. For more info, call
(843) 568-2285 and visit www.blackcattours.com.
Through Oct. 25. Preservation Society of Charleston presents Fall Tours of Homes and
Gardens. We invite you to experience Charleston's distinctive architecture, history and culture during
the Preservation Society of Charleston's 33rd Annual Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens. Come experience
intimate gardens and architecturally significant private homes, churches and public buildings as you stroll
through our historic streets. Tours highlight American architecture from the early Georgian Period into the 20th
century. You will enjoy unique neighborhoods that represent Charleston's flourishing culture from the Colonial
era to the present. Most of the properties on tour are privately owned and are open to the public exclusively
for the Preservation Society of Charleston. Various Locations Oct. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 & 22-23 from 7-10p.m. Oct.
3-4, 10-11, 17-18 & 24-25 from 2-5p.m.. Admission is $45 per person for each individual tour; A special
weekend rate of $120 per person is available - Includes Thur., Fri., Sat. or Fri., Sat., Sun. evening tours
of the same weekend ONLY. For more info, call (843) 722-4630, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.preservationsociety.org.
Through Dec. 31. The Charleston Museum presents Around the World: Native American
Artistry. The Charleston Museum is continuing its "Around the World" exhibition series for children
with new exhibits for 2009. "Around the World" aims to introduce children to items that are a part of
everyday life for children from other parts of the world and is displayed in Kidstory, the Museum's
interactive children's exhibit. Before the Europeans settled in America, native peoples had homes and
cultures all across the country. "Around the World: Native American Artistry" will show artifacts used
and made by tribes from Alaska to the Eastern Woodlands. These include Sioux moccasins, a
Shoshoni papoose carrier, Cherokee baskets, a quill work vest from the Northern Plains, Eskimo tools
and Eastern Woodland beadwork. Some of these marvelous crafts were traded with the newcomers,
others were part of their daily lives and traditions. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Mon.-
Sat., 9a.m.-5p.m.; Sun., 1-5p.m. Admission is $10 Adults; $5 Children; Free for Museum members
and Children under 3. For more info, call (843) 722-2996, email email@example.com.
Through Nov. 25. Middleton Place presents Wine Strolls. Enjoy wine tasting in the Gardens of
Middleton Place! Wine Strolls will be held every Wednesday. Each Wednesday, Middleton Place will
host the wine tasting in a different garden location. Enjoy strolling through America's oldest
landscaped gardens while sampling a variety of summer wines. Wine Stroll participants are urged to
extend their evening with dinner at the Middleton Place Restaurant. For dinner reservations, call
(843) 266-7477. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25 from
5:30-7p.m. Admission is $10. For more info, call (843) 266-7477, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.middletonplace.org.
Oct. 17 - Nov. 15. Middleton Place presents Plantation Days. Craftworkers demonstrate the
skills practiced by slaves as they prepared the antebellum plantation for harvest time. Each day a
different aspect of 18th and 19th-century plantation life will be explored: Domestic Skills, African
American Traditional Arts, Low Country Foodways and the Plantation Natural Environment. 4300
Ashley River Rd. Oct. 17 & 18 and Nov. 14 & 15 from 10a.m.-4p.m. Admission is $25 Adults; $5
Children (7-15); Purchase general admission tickets online and save $5! For more info, call (843)
556-6020 and visit www.middletonplace.org.
Oct. 24. Summerville DREAM presents Harvest Hayrides and Ghost Tours. The Summerville
Junior Service League will be conducting ghost walk tours throughout the historic area while
Summerville D.R.E.A.M. sponsors harvest hayrides around the square. Local merchants will offer
carnival games and concessions. 218 South Main Street . Admission is $4 in advance, $6 at the door.
For more info, call (843) 821-7260, email email@example.com and visit
Ongoing: Old Charleston Walking Tours presents Art Discovery Walking Tours. View artistic
treasures at the Gibbes Museum of Art and then walk in the footsteps of the artists who created
them. This 2-hour tour highlights the many historic sites that have inspired artists for centuries. $20
includes tour and museum admission. For more info, call (843)568-0473 and visit
Ongoing: The College of Charleston Avery Research Center for African American History and
Culture offers tours of the building and museum galleries. 125 Bull St. Mon.–Fri. 10:00a.m.-
5:00p.m., Sat. 12:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Free. Group tours by appointment only. For more info, call (843)
953-7609 or visit www.cofc.edu/avery.
Ongoing: Boone Hall Plantation presents live presentations that cannot be found on any other
plantations in the area and are part of what helps make Boone Hall unique. However, these shows
are seasonal so check in advance for performance dates and times. 1235 Long Point Rd., Mt.
Pleasant. $17.50/adults; $15/seniors, military, and AAA members; $7.50/children; Free/children 5
and under. For more info, call (843) 884-4371 and visit www.boonehallplantation.com.
Ongoing: Cabbage Row. The section of Church St. used as the inspiration for “Catfish Row” in the
Dubose Heyward story, “Porgy.” This story was the basis for Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess,”
which is a fictionalized glimpse of black life during the 1920’s. The character “Porgy” was based on an
actual Charlestonian, Samuel Smalls. Church St. at Tradd St. Free. For more info, call (800) 868-
Ongoing: The National Park Service manages the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
which is open daily for tours. Charles Pinckney, a principal author and signer of the United States
Constitution, owned seven plantations. Enslaved Africans and African-Americans on Lowcountry
plantations developed a unique culture known collectively today as “Gullah.” Gullah people made
significant contributions not only to the Lowcountry plantation system but also to American culture in
general. A remnant of his Lowcountry plantation, Snee Farm, is preserved today as Charles Pinckney
National Historic Site. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, 1254 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant.
Open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more info, call (843) 881-5516 and visit www.nps.gov/chpi.
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Ongoing: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site includes an interactive museum with a
“digital dig,” self-guided history trail, a full-size replica sailing ship built onsite, experimental crop
garden, talk to archaeologists at work and leave time for the Animal Forest natural habitat zoo and
80 acres of gardens that includes an elegant live oak alle’ and the Legare-Waring House. Charles
Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Open daily 9:00a.m.- 5:00p.m. $5/adult; $3.25/S.C. Senior;
$3/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger. For more info, call (843) 852-4200 and visit
Ongoing: Charleston City Hall Council Chamber The Chamber is the second oldest Council
Chamber in continuous use in the United States. The Chamber contains twenty-seven black walnut desks
made for the Council members in 1818. The two chandeliers, originally lit with gas, date back to 1850. Above
the main floor is a Visitors’ Gallery encircled by a bowed cast iron railing. Exposed earthquake rods are
incorporated into the design of the hand-painted tin paneled ceiling, the perimeter of which contains the
original 1896 Thomas Edison light bulbs that burned in the room until 1983. The Chamber also serves as an
art gallery displaying a priceless collection of original oil portraits of figures important to state and national
history, including likenesses of four United States Presidents. A beautiful full-length portrait of George
Washington dates to 1791, painted in commemoration of his week-long visit to Charleston during his
Presidential Tour of the Southern States. All figures exhibited have a particular association with Charleston
beginning in the Pre-Revolutionary Era and continuing through the War of Independence, the Antebellum
Period, the Civil War, Reconstruction Era, and the Civil Rights Movement. 80 Broad St. Mon.-Fri. from
8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. Free. For more info, call (843) 724-3727 and visit www.charlestoncity.info.
Ongoing: The Charleston Museum. America’s first museum showcases cultural and natural
history of South Carolina’s coastal region. Enjoy the rich variety of exhibited objects ranging from
ancient fossils and an enormous whale skeleton to Civil War artifacts and historic Charleston silver.
Explore Kidstory, the new hands-on children’s exhibit! 360 Meeting St. Mon.-Sat. 9:00a.m.–5:00p.m.;
Sun. 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m. $10/adults; $5/children 3-12; Free/children under 3. For more info, call
Ongoing: The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is to spark the love of
learning in all children. Through interactive, interdisciplinary, hands-on environments and experiences
with the arts, sciences and humanities, children will develop creative thinking and problem solving
skills, and a belief in their own potential. Open Tues.-Sat. 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.; Sun. 1:00p.m.-
5:00pm. (closed Thanksgiving Day) Admission: Children & Adults/$7; CML Members and Children
under 1 yrs/Free. 25 Ann St. For more info, call (843) 853-8962 and visit www.explorecml.org.
Ongoing: Confederate Museum. 188 Meeting St., corner of Meeting and Market Sts. Hours of
operation: Tue.- Sat. 11:00a.m.-3:30p.m. Closed on Sun. and Mon. $5/adults and teens; $3/children
6-12; Free/children under 6. Donations are always welcome. Mail to: Confederate Museum, P.O.Box
20997, Charleston, SC 29413. For more info, call (843) 723-1541 and visit www.csa-scla.org.
Ongoing: Drayton Hall is a National Historic Landmark and a property of the National Trust for
Historic preservation. Built in 1738, it is the oldest and finest colonial plantation house in Charleston.
It is the only plantation that survived the Civil War intact. It is noted for its hand-carved woodwork
and plasterwork. After seven generations, the Revolutionary and Civil wars, and numerous hurricanes
and earthquakes, the main house remains in nearly original condition. 3380 Ashley River Rd. Open
daily 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m. Adults/$14, youths (12-18)/$8, children (6-11)/$6, children (5 and
under)/free, grounds only/$8. For more info, call (843)769-2605 and visit www.draytonhall.org.
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Ongoing: The National Park Service presents tours of the Fort Sumter Monument & Museum.
Liberty Square Visitor Education Center, 340 Concord St. Open daily 11:30a.m.-4:00p.m. $14/adults;
$12.50/seniors; $8/children 6-11. For more info, call (843) 883-3123 and visit
Ongoing: The Gibbes Museum of Art presents Cell Phone Tours, allowing visitors to access in-
depth info about the museum’s collection and specific objects by using their personal cell phones. Signs will be
placed near select art objects and visitors can choose what they want to learn about and take the tour at their
own pace. Visitors simply call a local Charleston number, (843) 303-9062, and follow the prompts. Free. The
Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Open Tues.-Sat., 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.; Sun. 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m. For
more info, call (843) 722-2706 or visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.
Ongoing: Hampton Plantation offers historic house museum tours, interpreting colonial
architecture and rice plantation life. Rutledge Rd. Thur.-Sun. from 12:00noon-4:00p.m. Guided tours
are offered on the hour with the last tour beginning at 3:00p.m. $4/adults 16 and over; $2.50/SC
seniors; $3/children 6-15. For more info, visit www.southcarolinaparks.com/park-finder/state-
Ongoing: Charleston Museum presents tours of the historic Heyward-Washington House and
Joseph Manigault House. Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Mon.-Sat. 10:00a.m.-4:30p.m.,
Sun. 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Free for Members; Non-Members $10/adults, $5/children 3-12 years old. For
more info, call (843) 722-2996 and visit www.charlestonmuseum.org.
Ongoing: The Hunley. On the night of February 17, 1864, the H.L. Hunley embarked on a
dangerous mission that would forever mark her place in history. Eight men, led by Lt. George Dixon,
entered an experimental vessel that was to become the first successful submarine in world history, with a
mission to sink an enemy ship, the USS Housatonic. That night, the Hunley rammed her spar torpedo into the
hull of the Housatonic. She then surfaced long enough for her crew to signal their comrades on the shore of
Sullivan’s Island with a blue magnesium light,(or lantern) indicating a successful mission. The shore crew
stoked their signal fires and anxiously awaited the Hunley's safe return. But minutes after her historic
achievement, the Hunley and all hands onboard vanished into the sea without a trace. Warren Lasch
Conservation Center, 1250 Supply St. (on the old Charleston Naval Base), North Charleston. Hunley tours are
available every Sat. from 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. and Sun. from 12:00noon – 5:00p.m. Last tour begins at
4:40p.m. Tours are not available on weekdays so scientists can continue their work preserving the Hunley for
future generations. Tickets ordered in advance are $12 plus a service charge and can be purchased by either
calling toll-free 1-877-448-6539 (1-877-4HUNLEY) or at www.etix.com. Children under 5 are free. Tickets for
Friends of the Hunley members, senior citizens, and military are discounted to $10. If you are eligible for this
discount, please purchase your ticket at the door. For more info, call (843)743-4865 ext. 10 and visit
Ongoing: Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and a carefully preserved 18th-century
plantation that has survived revolution, Civil War, and earthquake. It was the home of four important
generations of Middleton’s, beginning with Henry Middleton, President of the First Continental
Congress; Arthur, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; Henry, Governor of South Carolina
and an American Minister to Russia; and Williams, a signer of the Ordinance of Secession. Visitors are
invited to tour the Gardens, the House Museum, and the Plantation Stableyards. Middleton Place,
located on Ashley River Road (Highway 61), just 14 miles northwest of Charleston, South Carolina, is
owned and operated by the Middleton Place Foundation, a non-profit 501(C)(3) educational trust.
Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. $25-45/adults; $5-30/children. For more info, call (800) 782-
3608 and visit www.middletonplace.org.
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Ongoing: Historic Charleston Foundation offers tours of the historic Nathaniel Russell House.
Mon.-Sat. 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Sun. 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Nathaniel Russell House, 51 Meeting St. $10
per person. For more info, call (843) 723-1159 and visit www.historiccharleston.org.
Ongoing: The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon is a 'must-see' for all Charleston visitors.
During your visit, you will discover this building's integral role in our country's quest for independence
and its important service to our young nation. While many of the historic buildings in Charleston are
residences and focus on prominent families of the city, the Old Exchange began its existence as a public
building and remains so today. Owned by the South Carolina Society of the Daughters of American Revolution,
the Old Exchange offers public tours of its three floors that highlight various aspects of Charleston history
during the Colonial and Revolutionary eras and put into context the people and events of the period. 122 East
Bay St. Open daily Mon.-Fri. from 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. $7/adults, $3.50/children ages 7-12, $3.50/students,
Free/children 6 and under accompanied by an adult. Group rates and other discounts available. For more info,
call (843) 727-2165 and visit www.oldexchange.com.
Ongoing: The Old Slave Mart Museum. Recounting the story of Charleston’s role in this inter-
state slave trade by focusing on the history of this particular building and site and the slave sales that
occurred here. 6 Chalmers St. Hours of operation: Mon.-Sat. 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. $7/adults;
$5/seniors, students and children over 5; Free/children 5 and under. For more info, call (843) 958-
6467 and visit www.nps.gov/nr/travel/charleston/osm.htm.
Ongoing: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum features the USS Yorktown, Planes & Flight
Deck tours, USS Laffey, USS Clamagore, USS Ingham, Congressional Medal of Honor Museum,
Vietnam Support Base, and the Cold War Memorial. Admission: Adults 12 and over/$16; Seniors &
Active Duty Military with ID/$13; Children 6-11/$8; Children under 6 FREE with adult ticket; Parking:
$3 all day. Open daily 9:00a.m.-6:30p.m. 40 Patriot’s Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant. For more info, call
(843) 881-5984 and visit www.patriotspoint.org.
Ongoing: Pure Theatre presents The Complete History of Charleston for Morons
Tour/Show. This tour will express the interesting history of Charleston to its listeners in fascinating
ways. Over 300 years of Lowcountry history in less than 70 minutes. Charleston Legend and Lore
Theatre, 161 Church St. Sat. 5:00p.m. $16. For more info, call (843) 937-0916 or (843) 866 -0916
and visit www.charlestonlegendsandlore.com.
Ongoing: Visit the South Carolina Aquarium and watch our otters get their breakfast, talk to
scuba divers in the Great Ocean Tank to learn how we feed our sharks, and get up-close-and-
personal to a snake, turtle, alligator and more. Educational daily programs are offered throughout the
day. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Open Mon.-Sat. 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.; Sun.
12:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Admission: Adults/$17; Seniors 62+/$16; Child aged 2-11/$10; Toddler under
age 2/Free. For more info, call (843) 720-1990 and visit www.scaquarium.org.
Classes & Workshops
Oct. 13 - Dec. 8. Charleston County Public Library presents Fiction Writing Group. For all
those closet novelists out there: bring your favorite pen and paper, your works-in-progress, and your
fictive mind. During our recurring fiction workshop series we'll learn new approaches to infuse our
work with specifics, action and sensory images. Our two hours will be split with instruction and
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interactive exercises, questions and answers, and sharing of writing. The workshop will be a great
chance to meet other writers -- breakout critique groups are encouraged. Designed to help writers at
all levels, from beginning to professional. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Oct. 13,
Nov. 3 & Dec. 8 from 7-9p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 805-6930, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.ccpl.org.
Oct. 24. Charleston County Public Library Presents Take a Step in the Write Direction:
Mothers, Daughters, Sisters and Wise Women. This workshop is about multicultural women's
poetry with Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D. in which participants will learn about the diverse voices in
women's poetry today and have the opportunity to find their own poetic voice. Together, we will read poems
from women of different generations, professions, ethnicities, and regions-- and we will see how poetry can be
used to help women understand their experiences and find ways to empower themselves and their
communities. We will also have the opportunity to write our own poems in a gentle and nurturing way. Bring
your mom, your daughter, your sister or a friend! This is a terrific way to connect with the women in your life
and your community! More info on Cassie at: www.cassiepremosteele.com. Charleston County Public Library,
68 Calhoun St. 10a.m.-Noon. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 805-6930, and visit www.ccpl.org.
Oct. 24. Plum Events presents The Suspended Dialogue: Workshop with Bobbi Kittner.
Bobbi Kittner, whose work is represented by Plum Elements, will present a day long workshop-- The
Suspended Dialogue. This day long workshop focuses on the mystery and magic of telling your tale through
the art of assmeblage. Inspired by myths and legends, participants will create their own story through the
dialogue of found objects, words, numbers, photos, paint and various other ephemera on a pre-treated base.
Space is limited. Liberty Society, 161 1/2 King St. Admission is $110. For more info, call (843) 727-3747, email
email@example.com, and visit www.plumelements.com.
Through Oct. 30. MOJA Arts Festival presents "I, Too, America": The Souls of
Black/Facets. This year's visual arts invitational exhibit is a group show featuring five dynamic
women who offer their inspired visual interpretations of Langston Hughes' 1925 poem entitled "I,
Too." The opening line of the poem is "I, too, sing America." It speaks to our shared yet diverse
heritages and is an unabashed call to the patriotism and the promise of inclusion that the American
dream symbolizes. The artists are: Marty Biernbaum, KTC/Karole Turner Campbell, Arianne King
Comer, Andrea Hazel, and Jacqueline Johnson. Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St., 2 nd Floor.
Reception: Oct. 2 from 5:30-7p.m.; Gallery Hours: 10a.m.-5p.m., Mon.-Fri. Admission is Free. For
more info, call (843) 724-7305 and visit www.mojafestival.com.
Through Oct. 30. MOJA Arts Festival presents Juried Art Exhibition. This exhibit showcases
works in all media by South Carolina and regional artists. Three cash awards will be given for first,
second and third place; Juan Logan, Juror. Artists selected to participate in this year's exhibition
include Edward Jobst Andrews, Denise Athanas, Bill Blizard, Audrey Layne Combs, Johnnie H. Cowan,
Lucy Elliott, Lynda English, Latasha R. Hollins, Lori Starnes Isom, Pat Keown, Kim Lucia, Dorothy
Montgomery, Hampton R. Olfus, Jr., Lucretia Pope, Edward Shmunes, Charles Staats, James E. St.
Clair, Nancy Van Buren, and Jaclyn Wukela. Avery Research Center, 125 Bull St. Admission is Free.
For more info, call (843) 724-7305 and visit www.mojafestival.com.
Through Oct. 30. MOJA Arts Festival presents Addelle Sanders, Multi-Cultural Reflexes
the Style of African American Culture. Fiber Artist, Addelle Sanders is a graduate of Benedict
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College and the New York University Masters Program in Social Work. Her interest in fiber art began
over 15 years ago. It was then she began to make jewelry. Threads were the medium she used for
pins, from those pins evolved what you see as her work today. Fiber art is a style of fine art which
uses textile such as yarn, natural fibers, and synthetic fibers. Each piece of work has its own
personality and style. New Perspectives Gallery, 180 Meeting St., 2nd Fl. Gallery Hours: 10a.m.-5p.m.
Mon.-Fri. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 724-7305 and visit www.mojafestival.com.
Through Dec. 31. The Charleston Museum presents Around the World: Native American
Artistry. The Charleston Museum is continuing its "Around the World" exhibition series for children
with new exhibits for 2009. "Around the World" aims to introduce children to items that are a part of everyday
life for children from other parts of the world and is displayed in Kidstory, the Museum's interactive children's
exhibit. Before the Europeans settled in America, native peoples had homes and cultures all across the
country. "Around the World: Native American Artistry" will show artifacts used and made by tribes from Alaska
to the Eastern Woodlands. These include Sioux moccasins, a Shoshoni papoose carrier, Cherokee baskets, a
quill work vest from the Northern Plains, Eskimo tools and Eastern Woodland beadwork. Some of these
marvelous crafts were traded with the newcomers, others were part of their daily lives and traditions. The
Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Mon.-Sat., 9a.m.-5p.m.; Sun., 1-5p.m. Admission is $10 Adults; $5
Children; Free for Children under 3 and Museum Members. For more info, call (843) 722-2996, email
Oct. North Charleston City Gallery presents Luiz Galvao and Deborah Meyer. Luiz Galvao
presents "Art with Pencils." Using graphite, charcoal, and colored pencils Galvao explores light, shadow and
texture in his compositions. The pieces in Deborah Meyer's exhibition "Lowcountry Life: As Nature is
Presented" are inspired by a lifetime of observing nature and the beauty of the Carolina Lowcountry.
Charleston Area Convention Center (Gallery viewing area), 5001 Coliseum Dr., N. Charleston Enter from
International Blvd. Gallery Hours are 9a.m.-5p.m., Mon.-Sat.. Admission is Free. For more info, call
843.740.5854, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.northcharleston.org.
Oct.-Dec. The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents Polaridad
Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba . Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from
Cuba is a major exhibition developed by the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam, Havana,
offering audiences the opportunity to become acquainted with the island's current artistic culture. With more
than 50 works of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, and installation art by 27 Cuban artists,
this exhibition attests to the aesthetic and conceptual level that characterizes Cuban art today. The
participants are mainly young artists who have attained international acknowledgment; the majority of them
have taken part in fairs and biennials abroad, all have exhibited in Europe and Latin America and several in the
United States, among them Rena Pena, Abel Barroso, Aimee Garcia, Yoan Capote and Roberto Fabelo.
Developed by Margarita Sanchez, curator at the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, and the
Havana Biennal, the exhibition illustrates the features that have defined Cuban artistic production in recent
years, especially the interest in focusing on the Cuban context in a reflexive manner with the languages in
fashion. *This exhibition is a collaboration between the Wifredo Lam Center and the City of Charleston Office
of Cultural Affairs and organized by International Arts & Artists. The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34
Prioleau St. Tue.-Fri. 11a.m.-6p.m., Sat. & Sun. Noon-5p.m.; Opening Reception: TBA. Admission is
Free. For more info, call (843) 958-6484, email CityGallery@ci.charleston.sc.us, and visit
Oct. 1-31. MOJA Arts Festival presents Out of Africa featuring work by Rick Dean, Lynda
English and Jackie Wukela. Safari in Swahili means journey, and the journey Rick Dean took to
Africa in the summer of 2008 where he and family and friends spent the first part of the trip by giving
back-five days helping families and children at Living Water Children's Centre, a home for orphaned
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children. Many of his images are from this orphanage. It took an entire year to organize the
thousands of shots taken during this wondrous adventure. Wukela's work in watercolor, colored
pencil and oil are all centered around the Maasai. While Lynda English paints figures as well, she also
includes peaceful long-formatted herds grazing on the plain in her selections. Very much mood
pieces, these acrylic paintings give the viewer a feeling of still untouched beauty. Lowcountry Artists,
Ltd., 148 East Bay St. Opening Reception: Oct. 2 from 5-8p.m.; Gallery Hours: 10:30a.m.-5:30p.m.,
Mon.-Sat. & 1-5p.m. on Sun. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 577-9295 and visit
Oct. 2-30. Scoop Studios presents "I'm A Girl!" by Karen Ann Myers. "I'm a Girl!" is Karen
Ann Myers' first solo show in the Southeast. Myers will show new oil paintings as well as her unique
block prints and etchings. Though her work is contemporary, each piece displays a unique feel that is
her signature. Her colors and subject matter are bold, her canvases large. Having a particular talent
for painting detailed fabrics and prints, this aspect of her artwork is one that she has become known
for. Her work is rooted in the concept of self-portraiture and you see her image throughout many of
her pieces. "I'm a Girl!" features work that is motivated by what it is like to be a specific gender and
a specific age in contemporary culture, juxtaposed with experiences from her past. Scoop Studios, 57
1/2 Broad St. Opening Reception Oct. 2 from 5-8p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, email
email@example.com, and visit www.scoopcontemporary.com.
Oct. 16 – Jun. 30. Charleston Museum presents Aisle Style: 150 Years of Wedding
Fashion. While focusing on the bride and her dress, the exhibition will also include accessories,
men's garments, trousseau treasures, and photographs. Aisle Style will explore wedding traditions, from
orange blossoms and blue garters to the magnificent white gown. The Charleton Museum will offer a wide
variety of workshops and programs in conjunction with the exhibit. Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.
Admission is $10/adults; $5/children. For more info, call (843) 722-2996, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
and visit www.charlestonmuseum.org.
Oct. 17 - Nov. 31. At the Bridge Gallery presents Over the Edge. Internationally known Tyler
Blantons work is well known in Charleston. Symbolizing peace, war, spiritualism and the environment.
Powerful in many mediums, her approach to detail is exquisite and tasteful. RT Shepeherd is a genius. His
inner world he shares with us delights in texture and a wide variety of mediums. The "how" rather than the
why, his objects delight the senses and the mind. At the Bridge Gallery, 83 Center St., Folly Beach
Reception: Oct. 17 from 5-10p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 588-2009, email
Oct. 23-Jan. 10, 2010. The Gibbes Museum of Art presents Daufuskie Island:
Photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe. Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe's fascination with
Daufuskie Island began during visits to the neighboring resort island Hilton Head with her husband, Arthur
Ashe, in the 1970s. Her interest resulted in a compelling group of photographs that document life on
Daufuskie through sensitive, intimate portraits of island residents. Featuring approximately 40 black and white
photographs of individuals, family and work, the exhibition documents the Gullah community on Daufuskie
Island, South Carolina from 1977 - 1981. The Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Gallery Hours: Tue.-Sat.
10a.m.-5p.m.; Sun. 1-5p.m. Admission is $9 Adults; $7 Seniors, Students & Military; $5 Children (6-12);
Free for Members & Children under 6. For more info, call (843)722-2706, email
email@example.com, and visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.
Oct. 23-Jan. 10, 2010. Gibbes Museum of Art presents Brian Rutenberg: Tidesong,
Lecture and Book Signing. Organized by the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina,
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the exhibition features abstract landscape paintings-two of which are thirteen feet wide-by South
Carolina native Brian Rutenberg. Inspired by the landscape and waterways of his home state,
Rutenberg's work combines brilliant color with expressive brushwork to create visually stunning
abstract paintings. This exhibition accompanies the release of Brian Rutenberg: The Sensation of
Place, the first ever major monograph on the artist's paintings and drawings. Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting St. Gallery Hours: Tue.-Sat. from 10a.m.-5p.m. & Sun. from 1-5p.m. Lecture and
Booksigning on Oct. 21 at 6p.m. Exhibit runs through Jan. 10, 2010. Gallery Admission: $9 Adults;
$7 Seniors, Students, Military; $5 Youth (ages 6-12); Free for Members and Children under 5.
Lecture & Book Signing Admission: Free for members; $10 for Non-members. For more info, call
(843) 722-2706, and visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.
Oct. 23. Charleston Artist Guild Gallery presents a Grand Opening Drop-In Champagne
Reception celebrating their New Location. Charleston Artist Guild Gallery may have moved, but
their focus remains unchanged... ART! To celebrate the new location, they are throwing a Grand
Opening Drop-In Champagne Reception. This is a black and white affair. Wear anything as long as it
is Black and White and a little elegant. Come celebrate! Throughout the month of October, CAGG will
be featuring ALL of their outstanding artists while celebrating their vast and varied selection of work.
Charleston Artist Guild Gallery (New Space), 160 East Bay St. 6-8p.m. Admission is Free. For more
info, call (843) 851-2105.
Oct. 23. College of Charleston presents Halsey Institute Gallery Exhibition: Aldwyth:
Work V. / Work N. Collage and Assemblage, 1991-2009. This is the first of many events
celebrating the School of the Arts' 20th anniversary, and it's the inaugural event in the new building
The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Center for the Arts. Halsey Institute, The Marion and Wayland H.
Cato Jr. Center for the Arts, 161 Calhoun St. Opening Reception and Performance - Oct. 23 from 6-
8p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 953-5680, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit
Oct. 24. Plum Events presents The Suspended Dialogue: Workshop with Bobbi Kittner.
Bobbi Kittner, whose work is represented by Plum Elements, will present a day long workshop-- The
Suspended Dialogue. This day long workshop focuses on the mystery and magic of telling your tale
through the art of assmeblage. Inspired by myths and legends, participants will create their own
story through the dialogue of found objects, words, numbers, photos, paint and various other
ephemera on a pre-treated base. Space is limited. Liberty Society, 161 1/2 King St. Admission is
$110/all day. For more info, call (843) 727-3747, email email@example.com, and visit
Ongoing (Every Friday). The Charleston City Market presents “Art in the Evening” Art
Show and Sale. Many wonderful local artists are participating in these events. To enhance the
show, a delightful string quartet plays light classical music. Bring your friends and join us for an
enjoyable Summer Evening event at your City Market! Bldg. B of the City Market, Market St. 7-
10:30p.m.(Dark). Free. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing: Adele’s Pottery Studio and Gallery offers wheel-thrown and hand built clay works by
Adele Deas Tobin. 1659 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. For more info, call (843) 883-9545.
Ongoing: The Avery Research Center maintains several galleries and other spaces, sponsors
exhibitions produced from the Center's archival and permanent collections, presents exhibits from
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South Carolina-based visual artists, hosts temporary exhibitions, sponsors a traveling exhibition
program, and conducts daily public tours for individuals and groups. The Center's galleries and other public
spaces house permanent displays and installations, workshops, lectures, poetry readings, book signings,
receptions, jazz performances and art exhibitions throughout the year. Avery Research Center offers tours for
individuals, schools meetings, family reunions, convention participants and other groups. Group tours must be
scheduled in advance. Group tours consist of 5 or more people. Groups that do not exceed 5 require no
advance booking and walk-ins are welcome. 125 Bull St. Admission is free. Donations accepted. To schedule a
group tour call Curtis Franks at (843) 953-7610 or email email@example.com.
Ongoing: The Gibbes Museum of Art presents The Charleston Story, drawn from the
museum’s permanent collection from Charleston’s beginnings as a British Colony to modern times.
Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tues.-Sat. 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. $9/adults, $7/seniors,
military, and students, $5/children ages 6-18, Free/members and children under 6. For more info, call
(843) 722-2706 and visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.
Ongoing: The Gibbes Museum of Art presents Hands On! increasing access to the arts for the
visually impaired and to providing visitors with the opportunity to experience art through the sense of touch.
Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tues.-Sat. 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. $9/adults, $7/seniors, military, and
students, $5/children ages 6-18, Free/members and children under 6. For more info, call (843) 722-2706 and
Ongoing: John Carroll Doyle Gallery has various artists’ works in their gallery. 125 Church St.
Tue.-Sat. from 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. For more info, call (843) 577-7344 and visit
Ongoing: Redux Contemporary Arts Center presents Broken, Beaten & Buried an Installation
by Dalek. Broken, Beaten & Buried is a new site-specific installation by internationally renowned
artist, James Marshall (aka DALEK). The main portion of the exhibition will be created on-site where
Dalek will continue his obsessive, colorfully flat approach to painting, expanding upon recent
developments in his work. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. For more info, call (843) 722-0697 and visit
Ongoing: Robert Lange Studios displays various works of art for sale. 151 East Bay St. Tue.-Sat.
from 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m. or by appointment. For more info, call (843) 805-8052 and visit
Ongoing: The Wells Gallery, the premier gallery at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, is dedicated
to presenting its unique and innovative collection of contemporary oil paintings, watercolors,
sculpture and glass produced by some of the nation’s most sought after artists. 1 Sanctuary Beach
Dr. For more info, call (843) 576-1290 or visit www.wellsgallery.com.
Through Oct. 29: North Charleston/Hanahan Farmers Market. Seasonal variety of locally
grown produce, as well as herbs, jellies, jams and other goods. Live entertainment on first and third
Thursdays. Park Circle. 1-6 p.m. Thursdays, Apr. 23-Oct. 29.
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Through Oct. 31: Moncks Corner Farmers Market. Eight-10 vendors during peak (beginning
middle of June), offering seasonal produce, such as sweet corn, watermelons, cantaloupes, peppers,
beans, cucumbers, squash, okra and peaches; also nursery plants. Gulledge and Heatley streets,
behind Farmers & Merchants Bank. 8a.m.-1p.m. Wed. and Sat., June 13-Oct. 31.
Through Nov. 21: Summerville Farmers Market. 74 vendors selling seasonal vegetables and
fruits, herbs, flowers, jams, jellies, baked goods, barbecue sauce, plants, wood crafts, jewelry,
carvings and photography. Hot dogs and ice cream available. W. Doty Street between Cedar and
Main streets. 8a.m.-1p.m. Sat., Apr. 4-Nov. 21.
Through Dec. 9: Ralph H. Johnson Medical Center Farmers Market. Local farmer selling
produce. 109 Bee St. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed., Apr. 15-Dec. 9.
Through Dec. 19: City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents the Charleston
Farmers Market. Each weekend, market goers can discover an abundance of the Lowcountry's
finest locally grown produce, plants, herbs and seedlings for sale in Marion Square in the Historic
District of Downtown Charleston. Take home fresh baked bread and pastries or enjoy a variety of
food and beverages at the sidewalk café. The Charleston Farmers Market also offers an amazing
assortment of juried arts and crafts, providing the best selections from talented local artisans. Marion
Square, corner of King and Calhoun Streets. Saturdays from 8a.m.-2p.m. For more info, call (843)
724-7309, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.charlestonarts.sc.
Through Late Fall: MUSC Farmers Markets. Fresh fruits and vegetables. In MUSC Horseshoe,
171 Ashley Ave.; off Courtenay Drive on Charleston Center Drive; Harborview Office Towers, 19
Hagood Ave. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays.
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