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LIVE MUSIC: Brian Wilson, Che Apalache, Sweet Crude, Neighbor Lady
Feedback File LIVE MUSIC: Brian Wilson, Che Apalache, Sweet Crude, Neighbor Lady by Kelly Rae Smith, posted 5 hours ago

Here are the few of the live music highlights happening over the next week


Charleston-based Verde is expanding its fast casual salad empire to Charlotte this month
Eat Charleston-based Verde is expanding its fast casual salad empire to Charlotte this month by Mary Scott Hardaway, posted 8 hours ago

Last summer we wrote about hospitality vets Jennifer and Sam Ferrebee and their popular fast casual concept, Verde, a locally owned and operated chain that has since added a stall at Workshop to its resume.


The Cedar Room throws a Not-So-Basic Brunch Sunday July 29
Eat The Cedar Room throws a Not-So-Basic Brunch Sunday July 29 by Katie Lyons, posted 9 hours ago

If you daydream about mimosas and eggs benny and your week revolves around your Sunday brunch reservation, then head over to The Cedar Room on Sun. July 29 for an epic brunch bash.


Spero, an understated local favorite for three years, is closing its doors
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Eat Spero, an understated local favorite for three years, is closing its doors by Mary Scott Hardaway, posted yesterday

Chefs RJ Moody and Rob Laudicina posted on Spero's Instagram Monday night that this Saturday would be their final service. "It's with heavy hearts and a clear conscience that we have come to this decision, and it wasn't easy. If y'all are around this week, swing through and say hey. We'd love to see you."


Democratic gov ticket James Smith and Mandy Powers Norell will host fundraiser for Jen Gibson in House District 99 race
The Battery Democratic gov ticket James Smith and Mandy Powers Norell will host fundraiser for Jen Gibson in House District 99 race by Adam Manno, posted yesterday

The campaign of S.C. House candidate Jen Gibson will get a boost from a couple of the state's most prominent Democrats at a fundraiser this Saturday afternoon.


Terrace Theater screens triplet documentary, 'Three Identical Strangers,' this Thursday
Holy Cinema Terrace Theater screens triplet documentary, 'Three Identical Strangers,' this Thursday by Katie Lyons, posted yesterday

If you love films that keep you on the edge of your seat with shocking twists and turns — then you are in luck. The Charleston Jewish Community Center Without Walls, in conjunction with Terrace Theater, hosts the unbelievable and stunning documentary Three Identical Strangers this Thurs. July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Terrace. All tickets are $12.50 and are available online.


CHS Artist Collective and Heart of Gold Gallery present 'Endless Summer' on Thurs. July 26
Culture Shock CHS Artist Collective and Heart of Gold Gallery present 'Endless Summer' on Thurs. July 26 by Francesca Mathewes, posted yesterday

Surf culture is cool — but for those of us who are less than coordinated, there are perhaps better ways of engaging with it than trying to straddle our clumsy butts on a surfboard. For example, on Thurs. July 26 you can head to Charleston Artist Collective and Heart of Gold Gallery to check out their collaborative exhibit, Endless Summer.


Community Perk, Belmond Charleston Place's new coffee shop, opens today
Eat Community Perk, Belmond Charleston Place's new coffee shop, opens today by Francesca Mathewes, posted yesterday

Belmond Charleston Place is adding another addition to their assemblage of high-end shops and eats with a new coffee shop, Community Perk. The casual coffee shop sports a French-inspired feel, complete with savory treats like avocado toast, smoked salmon on bagels, and premium sandwiches served with truffle chips, plus some house-made pastries for dessert.


Music Hall is back with its second-annual poster sale
Feedback File Music Hall is back with its second-annual poster sale by Kelly Rae Smith, posted yesterday

The venue has a surplus of posters from concerts past and wants to bless you with that memento you meant to get before.


South Seas Oasis celebrates their one year anniversary with Mai Tais and a fire show
Eat South Seas Oasis celebrates their one year anniversary with Mai Tais and a fire show by Katie Lyons, posted yesterday

Everyone’s favorite sushi-meets-tiki bar, South Seas Oasis is celebrating their first birthday this Sat. July 21. From 8 p.m. on, head over to the alley behind the Children's Museum for an authentic Tiki celebration. Marvel at live fire and Hawaiian drum shows while listening to jams from a surf rock band. Raid your dad (or any dads) closet for the best Hawaiian shirt contest and you can win a prize.


Drag someone to see Trixie Mattel with you at the Charleston Music Hall on Oct. 19
Culture Shock Drag someone to see Trixie Mattel with you at the Charleston Music Hall on Oct. 19 by Adam Manno, posted 2 days ago

Two-time RuPaul's Drag Race alumna Trixie Mattel will lip sync for her life at the Charleston Music Hall on Fri. Oct. 19.


Redux Contemporary Art Center hopes to raise $10K with online fundraiser
Culture Shock Redux Contemporary Art Center hopes to raise $10K with online fundraiser by Christina Burnley, posted 2 days ago

Redux Contemporary Art Center is currently holding an online fundraiser on YouCaring.com to raise money for their outreach program, scholarships for community youth, signage, a new user-friendly website, continuous studio upkeep, and their exhibition program.


It's 'Christmas Carol' in July time — snag discounted Charleston Stage tickets now through Wednesday
Culture Shock It's 'Christmas Carol' in July time — snag discounted Charleston Stage tickets now through Wednesday by Francesca Mathewes, posted 2 days ago

It may be almost 90 degrees outside, but don’t let that stop you from checking out this Christmas deal: Charleston Stage is running a “Christmas in July” sale for their annual presentation of A Christmas Carol this winter. Now until 11:59 p.m on July 18, you can get $10 off on up to four tickets for any performance of A Christmas Carol, which plays from November 28-December 19.


What's Poppin': 17 ways to expand your palate this week
Eat What's Poppin': 17 ways to expand your palate this week by Christina Burnley, posted 2 days ago

From beer to bubbles, French hot dogs to American wieners, we've got food and drink events happening all over Chucktown this week. Forgo the grilled chicken dish you've made for the past three Tuesdays and try Short Grain's meatball parm at their Edmund's Oast pop-up starting at 11 a.m. Throw out the boxed wine that's been sitting on your counter for god knows how long and instead grab a glass at a wine shop's weekly tasting. Read on for all the deets below:


The 10th annual Lowcountry Jazz Festival heads to the Gaillard on Labor Day weekend
Culture Shock The 10th annual Lowcountry Jazz Festival heads to the Gaillard on Labor Day weekend by Katie Lyons, posted 2 days ago

The Lowcountry Jazz Festival, the best way to hear smooth jazz in all of S.C., is celebrating its 10th anniversary by moving to the Charleston Gaillard Center. The fest is a Labor-Day weekend staple and kicks off Saturday, September 1. This year’s headliners include four-time Grammy nominated saxophonist Boney James, vocalist Avery Sunshine, Grammy nominated pianist David Benoit, and Neo-soul singer Eric “Erro” Roberson.


Bearded Dogs food truck is now slinging gourmet dogs at a brewery near you
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Eat Bearded Dogs food truck is now slinging gourmet dogs at a brewery near you by Mary Scott Hardaway, posted 2 days ago

Our latest tally has us at 45+ food trucks popping up in the Charleston area. In addition to the cost of the actual truck (eBay has new trucks listed from 40K to 100K and used trucks starting at $12,000), gas, and renting a space at a food commissary, there's one cost that has no price attached, but that would drive the weaker of heart to jump ship: It's hotter than Hades inside.


S.C. Rep. Joe Wilson duped by Sacha Baron Cohen in sketch highlighting political obsession with guns
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The Battery S.C. Rep. Joe Wilson duped by Sacha Baron Cohen in sketch highlighting political obsession with guns by Sam Spence, posted 2 days ago

The South Carolina congressman who screamed "You lie" at President Barack Obama says he was the target of a prank by a comedian notorious for twisting American politicians into problematic rhetorical knots.


Lil Jon prefers Bud Light Orange and other revelations from Saturday's epic North Charleston showcase
Feedback File Lil Jon prefers Bud Light Orange and other revelations from Saturday's epic North Charleston showcase by Connelly Hardaway, posted 2 days ago

They say never meet your heroes. This Saturday, at the Bud Light Getaway Concert, held at North Chuck's Riverfront Park, I tested that theory. Arriving at the venue wearing both my journalist hat (in the form of my voice recorder) and my huge fan hat (in the form of a stupid grin I couldn't wipe off of my face), I prepared to interview three artists who have each had a massive impact on my life. And no, Bud Light did not pay me to say that.


Roadside Blooms celebrates new Spruill Avenue storefront this Thurs. July 19
Seersucker & Stilettos Roadside Blooms celebrates new Spruill Avenue storefront this Thurs. July 19 by Christina Burnley, posted 2 days ago

An influential member of the Lowcountry’s “green and local” movement, florist Toni Reale invites Charleston flower lovers to the grand re-opening of her leafy boutique, Roadside Blooms, which recently relocated to Spruill Avenue. The new, bigger space better accommodates Roadside Blooms' creative event-planning and floral-designs.


Renderings revealed for Emanuel Nine memorial by designer of Sept. 11 memorial
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The Battery Renderings revealed for Emanuel Nine memorial by designer of Sept. 11 memorial by Adam Manno, posted 3 days ago

The 200th anniversary service at Mother Emanuel ended with more than the usual parade of Sunday best and children scrummaging past pews.


Get your hands dirty at two upcoming Redux workshops
Culture Shock Get your hands dirty at two upcoming Redux workshops by Christina Burnley, posted 5 days ago

Tap into your inner Monet because Redux Contemporary Art Center is hosting some seriously cool upcoming workshops, including one tomorrow afternoon. Hop on it y'all.


McMaster backpedals on family planning veto, instead ruling abortion providers "unqualified" to provide services
The Battery McMaster backpedals on family planning veto, instead ruling abortion providers "unqualified" to provide services by Adam Manno, posted 5 days ago

Gov. Henry McMaster ordered the state's Medicaid agency to drop abortion clinics as health care providers while continuing to fund essential family planning services on Friday, a week after he vetoed almost $16 million in family planning dollars for patients of the low-income health insurance program.


Scoop: Where to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Charleston on Sun. July 15
Eat Scoop: Where to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Charleston on Sun. July 15 by Christina Burnley, posted 5 days ago

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy you ice cream. With National Ice Cream Day right around the corner, we’re serving up the scoop on where to satisfy your sweet tooth.


Confessions of a <i>Southern Charm</i> Newbie: A funny thing happened on the way to Patricia's gala
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Holy Cinema Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: A funny thing happened on the way to Patricia's gala by Dustin Waters, posted 5 days ago

With a certain bittersweetness, we've reached the final installment of the fifth season of Southern Charm. Thanks for taking the journey with me. Before we get started with our final episode, let's take a brief look back at what has happened this season. We'll go cast member by cast member, and for the sake of fairness we'll go in order of achievements this season – most to fewest – starting with Cameran.


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