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Events for the weekend of March 18-20


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It's Charleston Fashion Week, which means the streets are flooded with models, designers, and fashionistas setting the bar for the best dressed guys and gals this side of the Mason-Dixon. So go ahead and put on that edgy jumpsuit you've been dying to wear and check out some of the events for yourself. If runway shows aren't your thing we have plenty of comedy, concerts, and activities to get you outside and keep you busy.


When the white tents go up in Marion Square we know something big is going down. This time it is 10th Annual Baker Motor Company Fashion Week and it has taken the city by storm. From daily runway shows to pop-up shops, designer meet-and-greets, book signing with NYFW founder Fern Mallis, and some pretty killer siorées. Check out their website for the full event schedule and tickets to the shows.

Head to the Bridal House of Charleston from 10 a.m.- 6p.m. to get a preview of the gorgeous gowns that will be gracing the runway Saturday at the Bridal Show. There will be free sweets and champagne and by the time of the fashion show you'll be an expert in all things lace and tulle.

A wise man once said "laugh to keep from crying" so that's just what we're going to do at Raul's Maya Del Sol in North Charleston as we bid them farewell. Join them for dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and stick around for the comedy at 8 p.m. with Nick Alexander joined by locals Neil Bansil and Stan Shelby.

Check out the mother-daughter exhibit by Caroline Davila and Carolina Jewett at the Art Mecca of Charleston from 6-8:30 p.m. as they debut their still life watercolors and abstract paintings. Peruse the paintings while enjoying complimentary cocktails and live music by Scott Fedewa.

Palmetto Loading Dock Series has a pretty stellar line-up this week starting at 6 p.m. with Time Sawyer, Sally & George, Dallas Baker and Friends, and ending with Wade Baker Jazz at 9 p.m. Of course you can grab dinner from this weeks food truck Pacha Mama and enjoy killer Arepas and Tostones.

Cheer on the Stingrays against the Florida Everblades at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum.


Join Threshold Repertory Theatre for their heart-wrenching production, Bent, directed by Jay Danner. A tale of the persecution homosexuals in Nazi Germany and a love story that persisted despite the opposition and hatred; audiences should bring some tissues. Performances are Thursday-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Be part of history by helping the volunteers at Wounded Nature help lay the largest oyster bed ever in South Carolina near Drum Island. In addition volunteers will help clean the tidal marsh and high tide line near the bed; just make sure you're at Remley Point boat landing by 10 a.m. to register.

St. Patrick's Day may have passed but the celebrations sure haven't. Swing by Palmetto Brewing from 2-8 p.m. for the their Unplugged Saturday series and try their newest craft brew Fist Full o' Shamrocks. There will be live music by Lauren Jenkins, Minimum Wage, and Ezekial Morphis and food from the Swig & Swine truck, rumor has it they will be roasting a whole pig.

Enjoy the perks of running a 5K minus any actual physical workout by participating in the Fake Race at Boone's Bar. Wear your finest Nike shorts, sweatbands, and knee socks to dance the night away to tunes by DJ Scrib and Black Dave. If you buy the gold pass for $30 you get access to an open bar all night long and proceeds will benefit H1GHER LEARNING, a nonprofit dance group for at-risk kids.

Check out the artwork of local animation studio MOONDOG founded by Ben Davis, JM Khayat, and Bryan Ransom at 4th Wall Studio. Their series Le Lune Chien is a playful, artistic, and well-developed approach to digital animation. The series will be up until Mon. April 11.

Join pros and amateurs at Footlight Players Fuse Festival, three-days of classes, workshops, and children and adult shows where this years theme is Communication: Verbal vs. Nonverbal. Prepare a monologue, scene, poem, dance, or improv act to perform before a panel of judges and receive written feedback and a possible award at the end of showcase. Check the website for more details.

We have the perfect event to provide you and your pup some proper bonding time, it's Pet Fest at Mt. Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Participate in contests, a frisbee show, dock diving, get advice from experts, check out the demonstrations, and humans can enjoy live music, brews, food trucks.


We always say that oyster roasts are a Lowcountry classic but this one is all about roots. Located at McLeod Plantation from 2-5 p.m. this roast is hosted by the Charleston World Heritage Coalition; they will discuss the significance of the trans-atlantic slave trade for the rice-driven economy and provide tours of the plantation. Music will be provided by the College of Charleston Jazz ensemble, the plantation will be roasting all-you-can-eat oysters, and you bring the drinks.

We have the Upright Citizens Brigade to thank for the careers of Aziz Ansari, Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, and Paul Sheer and the brilliant writing behind shows like Saturday Night Live, Veep, Key and Peele, and countless others. They are taking the troupe on the road and they are performing a 90-minute, 100 percent improv show with local comedy duo Nameless Numberhead. Unscripted shows can go in a lot of weird directions and we can't wait to see what they come up with.

The Pour House is hosting Sunday Brunch Farmers Market and it's going to give all the rest a run for their money. Shop to live music by The Hungry Monks and Kanika Moore and the Mo-Town Throwdown and imbibe at the mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. Grab brunch from one of the countless food trucks like Short Grain, ElBo Truckin', Hot Links Homemade Sausage and then keep the kids entertained with crafts and face-painting. The very best part? Free parking.

Check out City Galleries newest series Altered Narratives featuring the work of 12 photographers from around the country. The group includes artists like Christine Eadie, Diana Bloomfield, Matt Larson, and Bill Vaccaro as they explore using historic film development techniques like tin type, gum bichromate, and palladium. The work will be on display until May 1.

The Terrace is bringing back the Southern classic Gone with the Wind until March 24 with showings at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. everyday. Fully digitally remastered and restored its better than you remember.

Fresh on the streets Red Rose Vintage, the redesigned airstream mobile boutique will be at the Royal American every other Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Stop by and step up your 80's style, jumpsuits are back.


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