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Join us in the Swamp Fox Restaurant on Saturday nights from 5:00pm until 10:00pm for Prime Rib Night featuring a Jazz Pianist. See full menu.

Events

CHARLESTON AREA EVENTS

Thursday, July 10 through Thursday, July 17

7/11:
Charleston Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Music
at the Dock Street Theatre at 7:30 pm
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This one hour performance promises to be fun and exciting both acoustically and visually. Works by Brahms, von Weber and The Beach Boys. Purchase tickets at CharlestonSymphony.org or 843-723-7528, ext. 110; $39 per person.

Need to get to the beach – several options available.
Life’s a Beachwill provide chairs, towels, cooler & shuttle service for $80 per couple inclusive. 843-471-9446 – www.charlestonbeachtrips.com

Charleston Beach Bus departs from downtown at 10:30 am to Folly Beach and returns at 3Pm. $10 pp. www.charlestonbeachbus.com; 843-810-0107.
Hop On, Hop Off
Lowcountry Loop Trolley
provides service to Sullivans Island and Isle of Palms Beaches from the Visitors Center Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for $5 per person all day. Check www.lowcountrylooptrolley.com or 843-654-5199. Mitch Transportation Services will take you to any of our local beaches on demand.

7/1-8/2: Pure Theatre presents
“Folly Beach”
Friday and Sat. @ 7:30 pm

David Lee Nelson, Pure Theatre’s playwright-in-residence, examines the ins and outs of marriage, divorce, and friendship as a group of friends converge on Folly Beach for their friend’s second wedding. This Thursday is Pay-What-You-Can night. Tickets: $15-25 puretheatre.org or 843-723-4444. Future performances 7/17-19, 24-26, 7/31-10/2. 7/26 at 3 pm as well.

7/12:
What If? Productions:
Playwright Competition Final 3

@ 4:30 pm
Come to this free event to hear readings from the 3 finalists in the Playwright Competition, “How to Field Dress, An Android, and The Driver and Ragdoll. Threshold Repertory Theatre at 84 ½ Society Street. 843-412-8082.

7/10-8/3:

Doo Wops and Beauty Shops
at 34 West Theatre Company

Doo Wops and Beauty Shops is a mix between Happy Days and Saturday Night Live. Performance at 7 pm at 200 Meeting Street. 843-901-9343 or 34west.org.

7/16
Wednesday Wine Strolls
at Middleton Place

Sip and stroll in a different garden location each week while sampling old and new world wine. Wednesdays 6:00p.m.-8:00pm – $20 online, $25 at the gate, 6/25 – Rum Stroll ($35) Middleton Place 4300 Ashley River Rd. 843.556.6020

Through July 13:
John Westmark Narratives and
Beyond the Dark Room:
Photography in the 21st Century
at the Gibbes Museum of Art

Farm to Bottle –
The Charleston Distilling Co
.
opens July 14 at 50l King Street

The third distillery to open in the area and the most glamorous. Tours offered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11 am – 6 pm. Scheduled reservation only tours on Thursday and Friday on the hour starting at 11 am with last tour at 3 pm. Open Tours on Thurs. & Fri. Tour: $7 per person and include tour, tasting, and a free shot glass.

7/15-21:
Charleston RiverDogs

Baseball & Fun every day!
See Concierge for brochure and times for the games.

Tues-Sun –
Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre

at 164 Church Street

Choose from Inspector NoClue’s Murder Mystery, Sherlock Holmes, or Heist, Heist Baby, and a few others. Plays run Tues-Sun. $24/adults, $22/students & military, $15/children (under 12).Tickets 843.937.6453. Call for schedule or stop by the Concierge Desk. www.charlestonmysteries.com

July 10:
Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise
On the Carolina Queen
Boarding begins at 6:30 at the Charleston City Marina (17 Lockwood Dr.). The cruise lasts from 7-9 pm and there will be live music from the Shrimp City Slim Band.

Sunset at Fort Sumter
Fridays 5 pm-7:30 pm
(see Concierge) Enjoy a guided tour of Charleston’s harbor followed by a tour of Fort Sumter at sunset, beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase. Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres will be offered on the return trip. $42/Adults; $40/Seniors.

Culinary Tours and/or
Cooking Demonstrations

Culinary Tours of Charleston
offers “Savor the Flavors of Charleston Tour” and the “Chef’s Kitchen Tour”. Reservations: 843-722-8687 Tickets $42 per person. Charleston Culinary Tours has four tours available each a different focus. Check out their site at www.charlestonculinarytours.com Tickets: $50 per person.
Charleston Cooks is a fun filled cooking class led by talented instructors and offers demonstration or participation classes. www.charlestoncooks.com for schedule of day or evening classes.

Daily tours to Ft. Sumter
at 9:30 am
, 12 noon and 2:30 pm
Narrated tour of Charleston Harbor including its history, points of interest and historical significance. www.fortsumtertours.com 843-722-2628.

Spa Adagio at
the Francis Marion Hotel
Specializing in massage, skin and nail care and more. Adagio blends 16 years of experience and expertise to make your experience special. Open 10-7 Monday thru Saturday, but other times by appointment. Call 843-577-ahhh to schedule an appointment. Visit our website for services and special offers, www.spaadagio.com


ANNUAL EVENTS

MOJA Arts Festival
September 26 to October 6, 2014
Just as the heat begins to wane, the second of Charleston’s arts festivals, MOJA, descends upon the city. MOJA, which means “one” in Swahili, is an African and Caribbean arts festival that takes place the last weekend in September through the first full week in October. It showcases performances in dance, theater, literary and visual arts, and music. www.mojafestival.com

Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens
Dates To Be Decided
Instead of riding past the historic homes in Charleston’s South of Broad neighborhood on the carriage tours, take a stroll down the streets of the historic district in September and October, during the Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens presented by the Preservation Society of Charleston. For 5 weeks each year, tourist have an opportunity to glimpse inside some of Charleston’s oldest, most exquisite addresses and lush hidden gardens that highlight American architecture from the early 1700s through today www.thefalltours.org/