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Events for the week of June 5-June 11

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Ken Dodds

Happy Monday Charleston. The promise of a five day work week kinda sucks, right? We're there with ya. Read on for some free fun to take away the pain.

Monday

Pop into Blue Bicycle books, where Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia will be discussing her new book, Perfect Strangers, starting at 5 p.m.

Those interested in alternative healing should check out this Ayurveda Q&A, held at the Lotus Healing Centre from 6-7 p.m.

The Holy City Heaters perform at Pour House at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Poet Ginger Muchison will be reading a selection from “a scrap of linen, a bone,” at the Dock Street Theatre at 6:30 pm.

Stop by Rita’s Surfside Grille around 5 p.m. for some folk tunes, courtesy of Matt Mackelcan.

Clara Gerdes and Caleb Wiebe perform a program of classical organ and trumpet music at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church at 10 a.m.

Wednesday

Acclaimed contemporary violinist Daniel D performs at Bishop Gasden at 4 p.m. — his set list ranges from jazz to inspirational music.

Jewelry designer and Cumberland Island native Gogo Ferguson brings her trunk show to Fieldshop from 5-7 p.m.

Swing by Avondale Therapy anytime this summer to get a peek at Lynne Riding's exhibition.

Thursday

James Beard Award-winning chef Zak Pelaccio hosts a cooking demonstration at Siematic, starting at 5 p.m.

Get jazzy in the park — or rather, courtyard — of Robert Mills Manor, which hosts an evening of jazz and includes activities for the kids.

Stop by the Dock Street Theatre at 6:30 p.m., where Pulitzer Prize finalist Morri Creech reads both new work and old.

Elliotborough Mini Bar hosts an open mic night for poets, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Friday

Former poet laureate of South Carolina, Cathy Smith Bowers, will be reading at Dock Street Theatre at 6:30 p.m.

Stop by High Cotton at 6 p.m. for a sax-jazz performance from the James Slater Trio.

Palmetto Brewing Company continues their weekly loading dock series, featuring live music, food trucks, and beginning at 6 p.m.

Folly Beach Community Center hosts a free yoga class and following potluck, starting at 7 p.m.

Saturday

Charleston Zine Fest brings together publishers and zine makers alike at the Charleston Library Society, beginning at 11 a.m.

The Charleston Farmer’s Market at Marion Square is always a good time — vendors open up at 8 a.m. through 2 p.m.

A local Bookmobile will stop by the Brew Cellar in North Charleston at 1 p.m.; books and brews can be enjoyed until 7 p.m.

The Plantation Singers will host an outdoor concert at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, beginning at 11 a.m.

The Piccolo Spoleto Finale Concert begins at 5 p.m. at Hampton Park.

Martin Gallery hosts Merlot Moments (an event that accepts donations to great causes, FYI) starting at 7 p.m.

Sunday

Take in the sights and sounds of King Street for Second Sunday, where street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 1-5 p.m.

Kanika Moore and the Motown Throwdown will be serving up funk and gospel at the Pour House, starting at 1 p.m.

Fend off the Sunday scaries at Holy Cow Yoga Center, which hosts free meditation sessions from 7:45am-9:45 a.m.

Prohibition hosts a free swing dance lesson at 6:30 p.m.; a performance from the V-tones will follow.



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