Coming Up This Week 4/27 - 5/03

Canvas, Paper, Pottery
Canvas, Paper, Pottery
Thu., April 27, 4-9 p.m.
Mitchell Hill Gallery

Mixed media artist Eva Magill-Oliver takes her scenic paper cutting collages to a new surface with her latest collaboration with ceramicist, Laura Cooke, resulting in a line of user-friendly pottery, like platters, plates, and mugs.

Beyond the Fields: Slavery at Middleton Place
Beyond the Fields: Slavery at Middleton Place
Thu., April 27, 6 p.m.
Charleston Museum

This premiere screening of Middleton Place's documentary, Beyond the Fields: Slavery at Middleton Place, is free to attend, but reservations are required. A Q&A will follow the screening.

I Love the '90s
Fri., April 28, 6 p.m.
North Charleston Coliseum

The name says it all — if you do love the '90s you should head to the NPAC for music from Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Spinderella, Color Me Badd, Coolio, Tone Loc, and Young MC.

Poetry Past and Present: Dave the Potter
Fri., April 28, 6 p.m.
Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum, along with Charleston's poet laureate, Marcus Amaker, present Poetry Past and Present: Dave the Potter, a discussion of a South Carolina slave's pottery and the poetry he etched onto his pieces.

Type Hike
Type Hike
Fri., April 28, 6:30 p.m.
The Southern

Three local design firms, SDCO Partners, Jay Fletcher, and Fuzzco participated in a nationwide exercise to design a poster in honor of the National Park Service Centennial and they're celebrating at The Southern.

Charleston People's Climate Parade
Charleston People's Climate Parade
Sat., April 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Royal American

Citizens from across the Lowcountry will march on April 29 in the People's Climate Parade, a creative call for action on our changing climate. The gathering will start at the Royal American with artistic sign making stations facilitated by Artist & Craftsman (9-9:30) followed by engaging speakers from across the community and a rally. The parade will officially start walking at 10 a.m.

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Independent Bookstore Day
Sat., April 29, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Brew Cellar

Independent Bookstore Day is a nationwide day dedicated to books and literature. This day is important to small indie independent stores like Itinerant Literate, who will be hosting a day full of book and literature themed events, giveaways, and discounts from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Brew Cellar.

El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros
El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros
Sat., April 29, 11 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library

Join an annual celebration of childhood, diversity, and literacy. Enjoy activities, giveaways, and a theatrical arts presentation by Art Pot, Charleston’s only Hispanic theater group. Information for families will be provided in English and Spanish.

Third Annual Southern Garden Party
Third Annual Southern Garden Party
Sat., April 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Navy Yard at Noisette

Lowcountry Orphan Relief invites you to attend their 3rd Annual Southern Garden Party at the Charleston Navy Yard Historic District Quarter C House. The event's theme will be Alice in Wonderland and all guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion! All proceeds will directly benefit Lowcountry Orphan Relief's efforts in the Lowcountry to provide support services to children who have been identified as at-risk or are suffering from abandonment, abuse, and/or neglect. The event will feature a children's fashion show using clothing donated to our Distribution Center. Guests will also enjoy live music, DJ, photographer, delicious food, and drinks. For additional cost, guests will sip on mimosas, participate in our hat contest, and take a chance at the wine pull featuring wine bottles from $10-$50.

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Salsa Basics Bootcamp
Salsa Basics Bootcamp
Sat., April 29, 1-3:30 p.m.
Holy City Salsa Dance Studio

Get down at Holy City Salsa's Salsa Basics Bootcamp — it's the perfect way to get ready for busting moves on the dance floor on Cinco de Mayo.

Home Team BBQ Annual All-Americana Crawfish Boil
Home Team BBQ Annual All-Americana Crawfish Boil
Sat., April 29, 2-7 p.m.
Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ

At Home Team's Annual All-Americana Crawfish Boil guests enjoy live music from Whiskey Diablo and Cranford Hollow as well as a plate of crawfish ($15 in advance, $20 day-of, additional plates $10), and New Orleans-inspired cocktails.

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Astronomy for the Public
Astronomy for the Public
Sat., April 29, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Mullet Hall Equestrian Center

The Lowcountry Stargazers will be hosting a public nighttime observing event for people of all ages at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island. This is a dark sky location, away from city lights. Many celestial objects should be visible in the night sky...planets, star clusters, galaxies, etc. The event will be held rain or shine. A presentation and equipment demonstration will take place if the weather is uncooperative.

30th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
30th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
Sun., April 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

The 30th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival presented by East Cooper Medical Center and Harris Teeter is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. The festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music, craft show and lots of free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop. #JustAsk where your seafood came from before you buy! Support local and wild caught to support your fishermen! Two shuttle bus routes will be available offering plenty of convenient and easy offsite parking.

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Bark for Your Brew
Bark for Your Brew
Sun., April 30, 1-4 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium

Bring faithful fido out to Joe Riley Park for this dog-friendly craft beer tasting presented by Dolittle's. Sample over 30 craft beers, enjoy live music, and watch funny dog videos with your favorite furry friend.

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PAR Lowcountry Boil
PAR Lowcountry Boil
Sun., April 30, 2-4 p.m.
Bowens Island Restaurant

PAR "boils" to raise awareness against sexual violence. Help wrap up Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Bowen's Island Restaurant and honor survivors of sexual assault. Enjoy great food, live music, a game of corn hole, and an onsite raffle with lots of prizes from local vendors and artists. The winner of the Online Raffle (a two-night stay at Montage at Palmetto Bluff) will be announced. All proceeds will benefit victims and survivors of sexual assault.

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