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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.



Friday, September 12 through Friday, September 19

Through 9/30
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; 200 Meeting Street. 843-901-9343 or

“On the Verge”

Footlight Players Theatre,
20 Queen Street

Written by Eric Overmyer. Tommy George directs three “sister sojourners” in a frolicsome jaunt through a continuum of space, time, history, geography, feminism and fashion. 9/11-13 @ 8 pm, 9/14 @ 3 pm. $20 pp, 843.722.4487.

Thru Sept. 21:
Charleston Stage presents
The Sound of Charleston –
From Gospel to Gershwin

Experience the musical sounds that help define Charleston’s history from haunting spirituals, camp songs, jazz, to light classics and Gershwin. Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street, doors open 6:30 pm, performance at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased 843-270-4903 and at the door. Adults/$28, Senior/$25.

Sept 5-Sept 13:
Village Rep on Woolfe
presents “The Lyons

“Indomitable matriarch Rita Lyons is at a major crossroads, husband is dying, son is in a dubious relationship, daughter is barely holding it together. Tempers flare, words are exchanged, and secrets are revealed and Ms. Rita just can’t figure out how to redesign her living room.” (Adult language and subject matter) 34 Woolfe Street. for tickets.

Sept 11-20:
“Kate & Sam Are Not Breaking Up”
at Threshold Theatre

Hollywood’s hottest couple have decided to split up for good. Will they rekindle their dead relationship or suffer the consequences. (Adult situations and violence). 9/11-13, 18-20 @ 7:30 pm $20/adult, $18/senior. 84 ½ Society St. 843-225-0119.

Sept 12-Oct 3:
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”
at Pure Theatre
Middle aged siblings and movie-star sister tangle with the circumstances of their lives. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award Best Play. 843-444 or

Evenings in the Market –
Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays
6:30-10:30 pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through December. Historic Charleston City Market 188 Meeting Street.

September 3-October 29:
Wine Strolls at Middleton Place Plantation
Wednesday evenings 6 pm – 8 pm; $20 pp online, $25 at the gate from the restaurant at Middleton Place 4300 Ashley River Rd. 843.556.6020.

Thursdays through Nov 13:
Holy City Bluegrass Cruise SpiritLine Cruises

Cruise the Harbor and enjoy traditional American and Bluegrass music featuring The Bluestone Ramblers, craft beer, and Peach Moonshine Margaritas. Tickets include pub grub and some spirited games of cornhole. Departing from the Aquarium Wharf at 6:30pm (boarding at 5:45 pm) and returning at 8:30 pm. 843.722.2628

Murder Mystery Cruise

on the Carolina Queen

City Marina – Wednesdays
Profession actors create the drama and the fun! Full bar including drink specials. Suspense, intrigue, plus laughs! Cruise from 8-9:30 pm (broad 7:30 pm) $29.95/adults. Book only at or 843-722-1112.

Sail Charleston Harbor
on the
Schooner Pride
Daily afternoon dolphin sails, sunset harbor cruises, moonlight sails, and wine tasting cruises. Departs from Aquarium Wharf. 843-722-1112.

Sept. 20:
43rd Annual Charleston
Scottish Games and Highland Gathering

Piping and Drumming Competition, Scottish Country Dancing, merchandise, food, and athletic and Highland Dancing Competitions. Advanced tickets: $18/Adults; Children $5. Boone Hall Plantation from 9 am – 5:30 pm.

Sept 20:
Buena Vista: CJO’s Annual Latin Night

at 5 pm & 8 pm at Charleston Music Hall
. 843-641-0011 or the

Fort Sumter Tours
departing daily from Liberty Square at 9:30 am, 12 noon and 2:30 pm. Plan to be at the location 30 minutes prior to tour departure.

Sept – Oct
Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre
at 164 Church Street

Every day except Mondays and most Wednesdays you can enjoy clean comedy, video shorts, volunteer audience participation, à la carte appetizers, desserts, and drinks. Featured shows: “Inspector NoClue’s Murder Mystery Show”, “Sherlock Holmes and the Charleston History Mystery”, “Heists, Heist Baby” and “Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club.” For tickets and show times call 843-937-6453 or www.charlestonmysteriescom.

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,

Walking Tours, Motorized Bus Tours
of the City and/or a Plantation

Available throughout the day with pickups at the Hotel. Please see Lobby Concierge for pickup times and reservations.


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.

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