Coming Up This Week 4/19 - 4/25

National High Five Day Party
National High Five Day Party
Thu., April 19, 4-10 p.m.
Rusty Bull Brewing Co.

Vive Le Rock Productions and Rusty Bull Brewery present an "action-packed evening of fun" celebrating national high five day (because there's a holiday for everything). The event features live music from Whiskey Diablo, a Rusty Bull Hi-C inspired beer, and a high five contest with prizes.

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Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter
Thu., April 19, 6-10 p.m.
Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ

Home Team BBQ partners with local community non-profit Operation Home to host the organization’s annual “Gimme Shelter” event. Funds raised during “Gimme Shelter” will support Operation Home’s critical home repair, wheelchair ramp and heat and cold relief programs throughout the Lowcountry. For $75 per person, guests will enjoy a cocktail hour featuring appetizer stations and two custom cocktails from Home Team BBQ; a dinner buffet with unique off-menu dishes and popular Home Team BBQ favorites; and an open bar with a satellite bar outside in the courtyard. Local Charleston band Junco Partner will perform live in the courtyard throughout the evening.

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PAR Performing Arts Gala/Silent Auction
PAR Performing Arts Gala/Silent Auction
Thu., April 19, 6-8 p.m.
South of Broadway Theatre Company Studios

Join PAR for an evening of visual and performing arts, featuring the talents of local artists. Also included in this event is a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit survivors of sexual violence in the Lowcountry. Hors d'oeuvres, wine, and other beverages will be served. Cocktail attire is suggested.

An Evening with Denise Duhamel
An Evening with Denise Duhamel
Thu., April 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
Academic Magnet High School

School of the Arts Celebrates National Poetry Month with a reading from Denise Duhamel with special guest SC Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth in the AMHS Lecture Hall.

Celtic Night
Celtic Night
Thu., April 19, 7 p.m.
Charleston Music Hall

The third annual Celtic Night features local Irish/Celtic bands, The Daniels, The Carroll Brown Celtic Band, and The Hungry Monks. The evening serves as a benefit for the Irish and Irish American studies program at CofC. Local Irish tenor, John Corless, sings traditional Irish tunes.

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What's Your Story?: A Storytelling Workshop Series
What's Your Story?: A Storytelling Workshop Series
Third Thursday of every month, 6 p.m. Continues through June 21
Local Works Charleston

Sharon Cooper Murray a.k.a "The Gullah Lady" presents a What's Your Story workshop, which will bridge the gap between the traditional art of Gullah storytelling with modern day entrepreneurialism, public speaking skills, and creative writing ideas.

Lowcountry Strawberry Festival
Lowcountry Strawberry Festival
April 19-22
Boone Hall Farms

The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival features a petting zoo, giant inflatables, strawberry pickin' (duh), and plenty of rides.

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Creative Mornings:
Fri., April 20, 8 a.m.
The Alley

Creative Mornings Charleston presents its monthly free lecture series at The Alley, featuring speaker Greg Tavares, talking on the topic of 'Game.' Tavares is a long time local comedian and co-founder of Theatre 99.

Charleston Outdoor Festival
Charleston Outdoor Festival
Fri., April 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat., April 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
James Island County Park

Anyone who enjoys being active in the great outdoors will find excitement at the Charleston Outdoor Festival. The weekend festival includes a multitude of outdoor recreation activities like mountain biking, slack lining, archery, climbing, and disc golf, open to all ages. It also features the East Coast Canoe and Kayak Symposium, one of the country’s premier showcases of canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Try out equipment, compete in tournaments and other hands-on activities, and learn everything from the basics to expert skills in each sport.

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Hairspray
Hairspray
Fri., April 20, 7-9:30 p.m., Sat., April 21, 2-4:30 & 7-9:30 p.m. and Sun., April 22, 4-6:30 p.m.
Cane Bay High School

The award winning Cane Bay Drama Company is proud to present: Hairspray the Broadway Musical. Based on the hit 1988 John Waters film, this musical is about larger than life Tracy Turnblad and her quest to dance on the Corny Collins TV show in 1962 Baltimore. A pop-rock score helps tell this story of fighting for what's right, finding love, and the struggle for civil rights.

PBR Drag Prom
PBR Drag Prom
Fri., April 20, 9 p.m.
Local 616

The PBR Prom (normally held at Upper Deck, RIP) is doubling the fun with the PBR Drag Show and presenting the brand spankin' new PBR Drag Prom. Expect DJs, a photo booth, and all proceeds going to We Are Family.

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The Room
Fri., April 20, 9:49 p.m.
Terrace Theater

Y'all know the drill — The Room is supposedly the worst movie to ever grace this earth. What better day to watch it than on 4/20?

Cars on Kiawah
Cars on Kiawah
Sat., April 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Kiawah Island

Cars on Kiawah is an annual celebration of the Lowcountry's finest automobiles displayed in the lush setting of Ocean Park on Kiawah Island. Over 200 of the region’s top club and collector cars will be displayed,

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RESCHEDULED: West Ashley United Community Day
Sat., April 21, 12-4 p.m.
Citadel Mall

West Ashley United hosts a community day in Citadel Mall, with the theme "The Arts." Both arts vendors and non-arts related vendors, as well as nonprofit organizations are encouraged to participate. Email teresa@westashleyunited.org for more info. *PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED, new date TBA.

Falling In Love With Your Passion
Falling In Love With Your Passion
Sat., April 21, 7 p.m.
Redux Contemporary Art Center

Falling In Love With Your Passion is a sector of the Conquerer Movement that focuses on the professional development and community of black creators. Drinks and food will be provided.

Savannah Sweet Tease
Savannah Sweet Tease
Sat., April 21, 10 p.m.
The Sparrow

The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue combines traditional burlesque with neo burlesque and boylesque. The group stars Jack N ThaCox, Luna Noir, Jane Holiday, Rebel Belle, and more.

Mellow Matinee
Mellow Matinee
Third Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through April 22
Mellow Mushroom

Join Mellow Mushroom Avondale every 3rd Saturday of the Month for a special presentation of a family friendly movie with the sound on. Kiddos enjoy $5 kids meals and adults can enjoy $2 mimosas along with the full menu available. There will be special guests from time to time, so stay tuned for any special surprises.

8th Annual Lowcountry Blues Bash
8th Annual Lowcountry Blues Bash
Sun., April 22, 3-6 p.m.
Bowens Island Restaurant

This annual fundraising event includes music, an oyster roast, beverages, a silent auction, and more. The Alston Wilkes Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, began having this annual fundraiser, the AWS Lowcountry Blues Bash, almost nine years ago. All of the funds raised from this event help us to provide uniforms, job readiness training, and other direct client assistance to those in your community working to rebuild their lives.

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SLOW
SLOW
Through April 22
Beresford Studios

Alex Waggoner's SLOW explores the ever-changing streetscape of Downtown Charleston.

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.
Bowties

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!"

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