Coming Up This Week 4/23 - 4/29

Natural Shocks
Mon., April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Threshold Repertory Theatre

A reading of the play, Natural Shocks, at Threshold Rep, joins theaters across the country as part of a national campaign to end gun violence. A suggested donation of $20 will be donated to Emanuel AME Church Memorial Fund to honor the Emanuel 9.

Cultivate Science Art Happy Hour-Turtles!
Cultivate Science Art Happy Hour-Turtles!
Tue., April 24, 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy a brief science presentation, art demonstration and creation, and inspiring community conversations. Jeff Schwenter, DNR Turtle Biologist, will be presenting "TURTLES: Easy to Love...A Little More Difficult to Study" and local artist Marielena Martinez will be teaching "Turtles, Gaudi, Mosaics Oh My!"

A P-Nut Party Art Opening
Wed., April 25, 6 p.m.
Main Library

Joseph "P-Nut" Johnson is a Charleston native, creating works of art and poetry. This exhibit will feature prints as well as P-Nut's new book. In his artist statement Johnson says, "A P-Nut Party can be a big Gullah dinner, pigtail, hoppin’ john and peas. At a P-Nut Party, we don’t have color, white or black. It’s just us. A P-Nut Party is nuts."

Etienne Calsac Champagne Dinner
Wed., April 25, 6:30 p.m.
Edmund's Oast

Join Chef Bob Cook and champagne producer Etienne Calsac for a special dinner in Edmund's Oast's bower, featuring four wines produced by Calsac and dishes like poached fish with fruits de mer, roasted chicken, and sour cherry and rhubarb crisp.

The Knowledge Potluck
The Knowledge Potluck
Wed., April 25, 8-10 p.m.
Redux Contemporary Art Center

The Knowledge Potluck is basically a rogue version of a TED talk. Each month different speakers create presentations on ideas, stories, experiences, life lessons and how to's. The talks could be funny, fascinating, complicated, devastating or all of the above. And just like any ol' potluck, you never know what you're gonna get. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Eat for Autism Awareness
Thu., April 26, 4 p.m.

On Thurs. April 26 all East Bay Deli locations will participate in Eat for Autism Awareness, with 10 percent of all sales from 4 p.m.-close going to Surfers Healing Foundation. Surfers Healing is a local nonprofit that teaches kids with autism how to surf.

The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age
Thu., April 26, 6 p.m.
Charleston Library Society

Dr. David N. Schwartz discusses his recent biography, The Last Man Who Knew Everything — The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age. RSVP by calling (843) 723-9912 or emailing

Dolphin Count
Dolphin Count
Sat., April 28, 9 a.m.
Charleston Harbor

Count dolphins with fellow mammal lovers and help the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network collect data.

Walk for Autism
Walk for Autism
Sat., April 28, 10 a.m.
Hampton Park

This family-friendly walk includes free refreshments, live music, jump castles, a silent auction, and therapy dogs. Sponsors will be onsite with information about autism and activities for the whole family.

Celebrate the Life of Rich Carley
Sat., April 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Redux Contemporary Art Center

Celebrate the life of Beer Exchange and Edmund's Oast co-founder, Rich Carley, who passed away earlier this month. Bites and drinks will be provided and there will be raffles of "cool stuff" to donate in Carley's name. Just bring a funny story about Rich and a few dollars for charity.

Americana Crawfish Boil
Sat., April 28, 12-6 p.m.
Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ

From 12 to 6 p.m. outside in the courtyard, guests can enjoy plates of crawfish for $13 and $5 Freehouse Brewery beers. At 3 p.m., the Kenny George Band will perform on the container stage. Home Team BBQ will be open for regular service inside the restaurant during the event.

Motion Kickoff Parade
Motion Kickoff Parade
Sat., April 28, 4-7 p.m.
First African Evangelical Christian Church

Charleston Moves and Enough Pie present the Awakening: Motion kickoff parade. This event features sign making, live music, and refreshments from Cannonborough Beverage Co. The parade begins at 5 p.m., proceeding north on King Street, highlighting the creative crosswalks series. The parade ends at FRAMEwork, the transit hub designed by Kevan Hoertdoerfer Architects and Ashley Jennings Architects for a post parade celebration, with music, food from First Name Basis, and more info on upcoming Awakening programs.

Bird Songs
Bird Songs
Sat., April 28, 6-9 p.m.
Avian Conservation Center

Bird Songs is a Nashville Songwriters in the Round event that benefits the Avian Conservation Center. The program features some of Nashville's most popular songwriters, sharing their songs and the stories behind them.

Shaggin' on the Cooper
Shaggin' on the Cooper
Sat., April 28, 8 p.m., Sat., May 12, 8 p.m., Sat., June 9, 8 p.m., Wed., July 4, 8 p.m., Sat., July 14, 8 p.m., Sat., Aug. 11, 8 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m.
Mount Pleasant Pier

Ain't no party like a party on the Mt. Pleasant Pier. Shaggin on the Cooper features live music and shagging, of course. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Mt. Pleasant Pier's River Watch Cafe.

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