August 19 2022
Hey Charleston, take a walk on the wild side. 🚶
First Friday Artwalks with the Charleston Gallery Association are in full swing, and we’re here to paint you a picture. These self-guided art tours are free and open to the public — so come one, come all to celebrate the local art scene and add a pop of color to Friday night.
City Editor Tatum recently explored the Grand Bohemian Art Gallery. | Photo by CHStoday
The next Artwalk is happening on Fri., August 5 from 5-8 p.m. Heads up: This year-round, monthly event skips July + January due to the holidays.
Use the button below to view and download the Artwalk maps and embark on your journey through downtown + the greater Charleston area. 👟
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Share House Silent Tuesday | Tues., July 19 | 10 p.m. | Share House, 23 Ann St. | Free | Swing by Share House for a silent disco featuring tunes from two DJs over the Quiet Kingz Silent Disco Headphones — headsets are limited so arrive early. 🎧
Shark Week Trivia Night | Wed., July 20 | 7-9 p.m. | South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf | $39 | It’s Shark Week — sign up for a jaw-some night at the aquarium featuring shark trivia, local pizza, beer, and prizes.
Curator-led Tour: A Closer Look | Thurs., July 21 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. | Free with museum admission | Get a closer look into the Gibbes’ collection of art with Director of Education and Programs Becca Hiester. 🖼
- Music on the Green | Fri., July 22 | 6-9 p.m. | Freshfields Village, 165 Village Green Ln., Kiawah Island | Free
| Summer is in full swing — bring chairs and blankets to enjoy live music by all-genre band Blaze The City.
18th Annual Sweetgrass Festival | Sat., July 23 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park | Free | The annual Sweetgrass Festival is back — explore sweetgrass merchandise + learn about Gullah Geechee history, culture, and traditions. 🧺
Hamilton | Sat., July 23-Sun., July 24 | Times vary | North Charleston Performing Arts Center | $88+ | It’s the final weekend of this Tony + Grammy Award-winning Broadway show about the story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton — tickets are selling quickly.
- Lady A | Thurs., Aug. 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. | $83.95+ | Get your dancing shoes ready — Grammy Award-winning country music band Lady A is coming to the Lowcountry. 🎼
We have a monthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
- 89º | PM thunderstorms | 55% chance of rain ⛈️
Sunrise + sunset
- Rise: 6:24 a.m.
- Set: 8:28 p.m.
- Low: 7:21 a.m. + 7:47 p.m.
- High: 1:14 a.m. + 1:46 p.m.
- Here's something sweet: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will
open its second Charleston location next to CAVA in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre later this year. Get two scoops of Darkest Chocolate and thank us later. Fun fact: The shop’s founder, Jeni Britton, is a James Beard Award-winning ice cream maker. We’re looking forward to the new spot at 1242 Belk Dr. 🍦
- Have you been to the new Azul Mexicano restaurant
in Summerville yet? We spotted these mesmerizing photos of the food and drinks at the recently-opened location in the Lowcountry Eat Out! Facebook group — the
chilaquiles con salsa verde look pretty amazing. Get ready to dig in at 1200 N. Main St.
Major investment alert: SHL Medical, a Switzerland-based drug delivery solutions company, plans to establish operations in Charleston County. Here's the impact: The company’s
$90 million investment will create approximately 165 new jobs. Operations will be located at 7791 Palmetto Commerce Pkwy. in North Charleston + aim to
launch in 2024. See open positions.
- Music lovers, listen up: The Roper St. Francis Healthcare Concert Series includes shows in July through October
at Credit One Stadium. Get excited for performances from artists including The Black Keys, OneRepublic, and Santana. See the lineup + get tickets. 🎸
- Fork, yeah. Local seafood restaurant
Fleet Landing recently earned a spot on OpenTable’s 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in America. Feast your eyes on the full list. Visit Fleet Landing at 186 Concord St. and soak up those
scenic waterfront views while snackin’ on peel-and-eat shrimp. (WCBD + OpenTable)
Set sail in September at the inaugural MUSC Hollings Cup Regatta sailing competition in the Charleston Harbor. The event
will raise funds for cancer research at MUSC Health. Register here. Did you know? In the last 25 years, the local sailing community has raised more than $3 million for research + patient care. ⛵
Hey Charleston drivers, what’s the best auto shop in the area for
service, detailing, and restoration? Let us know. Thanks for the question, Emilie B. 🚗
DYK that one of the top selling kitchen products from this year’s Amazon Prime Day was the Ultrean Air Fryer? Reviews mention chicken wings, pork chops, and chicken nuggets (yum). Bonus: It’s still on sale.*
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This mythical hot dog in the Lowcountry is topped with chili, whipped cream, and sprinkles and we never sausage a thing. It’s The Unicorn from Puma’s Italian Ice Shack — and we hear it’s oddly delicious.
That’s not the only unique flavor on the menu — get sweet-and-savory dogs like The NuTezel with Nutella and crushed pretzels, the Fluff ‘n’ Butta with peanut butter and crushed Oreos, and the Funky Monkey with banana chunks and chocolate syrup.
Try one at 115 E. Richardson Ave. in Summerville. If you have a hankering for more traditional franks, check out five spots to grab hot dogs in Charleston here. 🌭
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Editor's pick: I love a good flea market, so when I heard about the upcoming event at Tradesman Brewing I knew I needed to share. Head to the brewery on Sun., August 7 from 12-5 p.m. to check out 84flea.
Enjoy food trucks, music, and 40+ vendors at the market. Varnish + Vine cactus and lifestyle pop-up will be there, so you'll see some amazing succulents. Check out the event at 1647 King St. Ext.
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