Coming Up This Week 4/20 - 4/26

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.

Lowcountry Strawberry Festival
Lowcountry Strawberry Festival
Through April 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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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!"

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.

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