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Where: The Alley

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 5:00-10:00pm

Deets: The Alley is bringing the ruckus and is inviting all to come enjoy throwback beats and barbecue from 5pm-10pm at their second Hip Hop BBQ party.

There will be $15 all you can eat BBQ and $2 PBR tall boy cans.
 
DJ rDOT will be turning out all the beats from the golden age of hip hop. Speakers will be bumping, playing the old school stylings of Wu-Tang Clan, Biggie, Nelly, and all of your faves inspired by Hip Hop BBQ pandora station.
 
How Much: FREE to enter! Bring some $$ for games, BBQ and PBR
 
Photo Credit: Justin Driscoll

Where: Bay St Biergarten 549 East Bay Street

When: Thursday, July 27-Sunday, July 30th

Deets: Between July 27th and July 30th, the Ministry of Magic invites wizards, witches, and muggles alike to come together in the Magical World at Bay Street Biergarten for a Harry Potter Weekend celebration for Harry Potter’s 37th birthday with a chance to win 4 tickets to Harry Potter World. Harry Potter’s 37 Birthday is Monday July 31, 2017…it is also the 20th anniversary this year for the first book in the series.

Harry Potter Weekend consists of four events: Harry Potter Trivia, The Yule Ball, Harry’s Birthday Party & Quidditch Pong Tourney, and Harry Potter Brunch.

Harry Potter Trivia is on Thursday, July 27th at 8pm. Potterheads are invited to come show what they know. First place wins a 4 tickets to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, second place wins a $50 gift card, and third place wins a $25 gift card. More prizes to come.

The Yule Ball is on Friday, July 28th from 8pm-12am. It will be an event to remember with beautiful decorations including fairy lights, goulash, and a snowy ceiling. There will also be live music played by Weird Sisters Song.

Harry’s Birthday Party & Quidditch Pong Tourney is on Saturday, July 29th from 5-10pm. The Quidditch Pong Tourney will be a 16 team beer pong tournament.

Harry Potter Brunch is on Sunday, July 30th from 11am-2pm.

How Much: Each event is FREE to enter! But bring some $$ for some treats 

Where: The Royal American

When: Thursday, July 27 9:00pm: Show

Deets: The BLACKFOOT GYPSIES have been compared/likened/matched with The Black Crowes, the Stooges and New York Dolls, the Small Faces, father and son Guthries and even Dylan and the Rolling Stones. But, the BLACKFOOT GYPSIES have their own very unique flow and style - their own method of madness…their own brand of creative craziness if you will….check out the below link and you’ll see what I mean: delicious lunacy!

BLACKFOOT GYPSIES CD RELEASE "TO THE TOP" NASHVILLE TN: 
 
Classic roots rock n roll is alive and well with the Blackfoot Gypsies. “To The Top,” the band’s third record recalls the raw and raucous early days of rock n roll, an era where country and blues were as prevalent in the mix as the new loud sounds of rock n roll. “Everybody’s Watching” is one such highlight of the classic sounds while “Potatoes And Whiskey” will bring some sounds which recall the early highs of The Band. This is a record worthy of your investment of time. 
 
How Much: $8 Tickets here
 

Where: Charleston Music Hall

When: Friday, July 28, 2017 6:30pm: Doors 7:30pm: Show

Deets: Join us for an experience unlike anything you’ve seen or heard before! This brand new theatrical concert features more than 60 songs blended into unique medleys from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. The most prominent decades in music history bring your memories to life with over 100 costume changes and videos that turn back time.

From Aretha to Zeppelin, Decades Rewind will have you singing along and dancing in the aisles.
Decades Rewind. Your music. Your memories. Your life.

How Much: Tier 1: $40 Tier 2: $35

Dinner & Show option available here 

Where: The Pointe Event Center, 4870 Piedmont Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406

When: Saturday, July 29, 2017; 6:00-9:00pm 

Deets: The AfricStyle Fashion Event "Charleston" is a diverse fashion presentation produced by Queen Atterberry of Lady In White Productions.
This event boasts a roster of designers and artists from NC to GA presenting their native African fashions amplifying chic "global" appeal on a super "haute" runway!

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the children of CAMP IMPACT (media & performing arts camp) and J.U.M.P Afterschool Program (Charleston Community Impact Corp.) who will also be showcasing their talents! These children are super talented and deserve equal chance to develop their skills using up to date instruments and electronics but most of all TRANSPORTATION to get to and from these programs.

How Much: TICKETS $15

Call 845-557-4080 -AfricStyle CHARLESTON; To partner up for this project, be a sponsor, model, vendor, etc please email qqatterbe@yahoo.com 

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Charleston, SC

When: Thursday, August 3, 2017 

5:30 PM – 1st Seating at 39 Rue de Jean

6:00 PM – 2nd Seating at 39 Rue de Jean

7:30 PM – Film Begins at Charleston Music Hall

Deets: We are thrilled to be teaming up again with 39 Rue de Jean to create the perfect Summer date night on Thursday, August 3rd.  Enjoy a 3 course prix fixe menu at 39 Rue de Jean (located next door to the Music Hall at 39 John St.) followed by a screening of Moulin Rouge! at The Charleston Music Hall.  

Moulin Rouge: The year is 1899, and Christian, a young English writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city's drug and prostitute infested underworld. And nowhere is the thrill of the underworld more alive than at the Moulin Rouge, a night club where the rich and poor men alike come to be entertained by the dancers, but things take a wicked turn for Christian as he starts a deadly love affair with the star courtesan of the club, Satine. But her affections are also coveted by the club's patron: the Duke. A dangerous love triangle ensues as Satine and Christian attempt to fight all odds to stay together but a force that not even love can conquer is taking its toll on Satine...

DINNER MENU:

Aperitif: Vichyssoise - chilled potato and leek soup, chive crème fraîche

(Recommended Pairing: Casa Rossa Rosé - Île de Beauté, FR)

Entree: Duck Confit - white acre pea, corn, tomato, and haricots verts sauté, plum sauce

(Recommended Pairing: Ermitage Pic Saint Loup Rouge - Languedoc, FR)

Dessert: Chocolate Pate - crème anglaise, strawberries (Recommended Pairing: Domaine La Tour Vieille Banyuls - Roussillon, FR)

How Much: There are 3 different ticket options so read along closely:

The first option is you purchase a ticket to the film only. Tickets are $8 and get you entry to see the 2001 hit musical, Moulin Rouge!, Starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.

The second option is the Dinner + Film Package. For $43 you get a prix fixe meal at Rue de Jean (see menu below) and entry to see Moulin Rouge! at the Music Hall. Please call 843-722-8881 after purchasing a ticket to set your reservation at Rue de Jean for either 5:30 PM or 6:00 PM.  Dinner is only available through a reservation at these two times before the film.

The third option is Dinner + Film + Wine Pairing Package. For $58 you get a prix fixe meal at Rue de Jean (see menu below) with a special wine pairing set by Andres Contreras, Charleston City Paper’s Best Sommelier for 2017, and entry to see Moulin Rouge! at the Music Hall. We will all step across the Atlantic to the city of lights and love for this wonderful Night in Paris. You of course can just buy a ticket to the film without the dinner. Please call ahead and make reservations for 39 Rue de Jean at (843) 722-8881 after you buy your Dinner & Film ticket.

Where: Bay Street Biergarten

When: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:30-10:30pm

Deets: Bayside High School is coming to Bay Street Biergarten and making school cool again with a School Supplies Drive and  Saved By The Bell Trivia starting at 8pm.

If you're like Zack Morris and think that school is a good way to kill time between weekends, you can bring a backpack filled with new, unwrapped school supplies to be donated and receive a free Bier (Biergarten's Bier of the Month).

What: Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Charleston Music Hall.  For thirty years strong, on many albums like Come On Come On, Stones in the Road, Between Here and Gone, and Ashes and Roses, Mary Chapin Carpenter has earned the trust of her audience through her willingness to look deep into herself and share joys and sorrows, good times and bad.  She is going to bring her energy to the Charleston Music Hall in early August!

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St, Charleston, SC 29403

When: Wednesday August 9th, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Deets: Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform at the Charleston Music Hall!

How Much: Tickets On-Sale Friday March 10, 2017

Ticket Prices

$49.50 – Tier 3 | $59.50 – Tier 2 | $75 – Tier 1

Dinner & Show Option Available for an Additional $32

 Dinner at Vincent Chicco’s

OR

Dinner at Virginia’s on King

Where: Footlight Players Theater, 20 Queen St, Charleston, SC

When: August 11, 2017 8pm: Show

Additional Performances:  Aug. 12, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug. 26 (all at 8pm)

Details: It's 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart, who still lives in his grandmother's basement, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his fiancée, Linda, leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie is so distraught that he makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. When he meets Julia, an admiring young waitress, Robbie falls madly in love. The only trouble is that Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

How Much:  Tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for military/seniors and $25 for students. More info here

Where: Bay Street Biergarten

When: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:00pm

Deets: On August 17 at 8pm one of Charleston's hottest trivia spots, Bay Street Biergarten is turning into Central Perk and you're going to want to grab all your F-R-I-E-N-D-S and come compete to win $175 in prizes in a Monica approved game of Friends trivia.

Listen to I'll Be There for You and indulge in a Ross and Rachel level love for America's most popular sitcom complete with a Friends Menu.
 
How Much: Free to play, bring $$ for drinks and food!

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St, Charleston, SC

When: Friday, August 18th, Dirty Dancing: 7:00pm Road House: 9:00pm

Deets: The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to pay homage to one of the greats, Patrick Swayze, by celebrating this iconic American actor's birthday on August 18th with a double feature of Dirty Dancing and Road House in what we are calling SWAYZE FEST. The actor would have been 65 this August. Each film will cost $8 individually, or you can buy a package ticket to both films for $14. Doors Open at 6:30 PM. For Dirty Dancing which starts at 7:00 PM, we encourage you to come prepared to dance in the aisles. For Road House which starts at 9:00 PM, we kindly ask that you do not fight in the aisles.

How Much: $8 Individual, $14 for both films

 

Where: Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464, United States

When: Monday, August 21, 2017

Deets: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum and ABC News 4 (WCIV-TV) are inviting families to watch as the mighty USS Yorktown, known to many as the “Fighting Lady,” is transformed to the “Shaded Lady” during the total solar eclipse on August 21.

The event is included in the museum’s normal price of admission. Upon entry, the first 3,000 visitors will receive a free pair of specialized glasses designed to protect their eyes while viewing the eclipse. An indirect viewing method will also be offered on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown for those who want to avoid looking directly at the sun.

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Patriots Point is located within the “path of totality.” The path, stretching from Oregon to Charleston Harbor, is where the moon will completely cover the sun. The USS Yorktown is expected to be in the dark at 2:46 p.m.

Before the eclipse occurs, Dr. Christian Iliadis, Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give a special presentation to explain the science of the solar eclipse. Space inspired children’s activities will be offered throughout the day. More events will be announced.

How Much: $22: Adults (12+); $17: Seniors (65+) and Active Duty Military; $14: Children (6-11); Free: Active Duty Military in Uniform and Children under 6 

Where: St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 206 Central Ave. Summerville, SC 

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 7:45am: 5K Run/Walk 8:45am: 1-mile Fun Run

Event Details: This 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run raises funds for The ARK to provide comprehensive support services to families living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female winners as well as in several age groups.

School running groups are encouraged to enter the Youth Challenge for $35 with T-shirt for the 5K run/walk and $25 without T-shirt; last year’s winner was Summerville High School. Businesses can create teams of five or more as part of the Corporate Challenge. The winning team (combined best times) receives a hand-crafted traveling trophy todisplay at its business or organization for one year. Last year’s winner was Summerville Medical Center.

How Much: $35 with T-shirt for the 5 run/walk (before 9/24); $25 without T-shirt; $10 for the 1-mile fun run; $30 for a family of four (without T-shirts).

Registration and packet pickup will be noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25 and from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on race day in St. Luke's Fellowship Hall.

Online registration and more info here

What: The Second City performs

Where: Charleston Music Hall

When: August 30th at 8:00 pm

Deets: The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present The Second City on Wednesday, August 30th at 8PM! The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise, best known as the first ever on-going improvisational theater troupe in the United States. It is known also for the inclusion of live, improvised music during their performances.

It began in 1950s, as small groups of undergraduates, including young actors such as Mike Nichols and Elaine May, who met at Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap, a bar on the University of Chicago campus, which later became the Compass Players, a 1950s cabaret revue show.

The Second City Theatre opened on December 16, 1959 and has since expanded its presence to several other cities, including Toronto and Los Angeles. The Second City has produced television programs in both the United States and Canada including SCTV, Second City Presents, and Next Comedy Legend. Since its debut, the Second City has consistently been a starting point for comedians, award winning actors, directors, and others in show business.

How Much: Tickets are $35 with a dinner & show option available for an additional $32. Public on-sale begins this Friday, May 19th at 10AM. 

Where: Terrace Theater

When: September 12, 2017, 7:15pm: First Screening (105 minutes) 9:30: Second Screening

Deets: May It Last is a documentary film covering The Avett Brothers, a North Carolina Band, and their creation of the album "True Sadness." Filmed with extraordinary access over the course of more than two years, the film charts the band's decade-and-a-half rise while chronicling their present-day collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin.

With the recording process as a backdrop, the film intimately depicts a lifelong bond and unique creative partnership, as the band -- fronted by brothers Scott and Seth Avett -- weathers marriage, divorce, parenthood, illness, and the challenges of the music business. More than just a music documentary, "May It Last" is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time.

How Much: General Admission Tickets for $12 here

Where: Charleston Music Hall 37 John St.

When: Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8:00pm

Deets: The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular on Friday, September 15th at 8PM! After 30+ years of touring, Paramount's Laser Spectacular has become a cult classic, presenting the music of Pink Floyd like you've never seen it before. 

Presented for the first time in 1986, producer Steve Monistere has established the Laser Spectacular as the longest running, touring theater show in history! Driven by cutting edge effects, Full Color Lasers, Hi-Def Multi-Screen Video Projection, Concert Quality Sound and Lighting Effects, your senses are confronted with an array of visual displays, choreographed to the soundtrack of the 2.5-hour show. 

Viewed through specially designed 3-D glasses, the audience is drawn into this magical production, often singing along with the re-mastered sound track. The show has become a favorite with progressive rock fans of all ages. At most shows, parents are seen rocking out with their teenagers, as the Laser Spectacular brings together two generations of Pink Floyd music fans.

How Much: Tickets are only $26.50 with a dinner & show option available for an additional $32. Public on-sale begins this Friday, July 14th at 10AM. 

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston, SC

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017; 8:00pm: Doors 9:00pm: Show

Details: The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present An Evening With Deer Tick on Saturday, September 23rd at 9PM! The tour is to support the new records Deer Tick Vol. 1 & Vol. 2. At the show they will play two sets; an “acoustic” set and an electric set. A comedian will open the show and Deer Tick will play music from all their albums! 

John McCauley and Deer Tick have long walked a tightwire between total despair and fractured resilience, but Negativity represents a heroic leap forward on virtually all fronts for the Providence, Rhode Island-based band. Recorded earlier this year in Portland, Oregon with legendary producer/musician Steve Berlin (The Blasters, Los Lobos, and last year’s McCauley side project, Diamond Rugs), the album – Deer Tick‘s fifth full-length studio release, and follow-up to 2011’s acclaimed Divine Providence – is McCauley’s most personal work thus far as well as the band’s most undeniable and universal, their famously freewheeling musical approach refined here into a gloriously cohesive whole.

“I guess I’ll catch you on the other side,” McCauley sings in the album’s final moment, a promise that, despite the pain and fatalism and yes, negativity, he’s here for the long haul. Heartbreaking, fist-pumping, and ultimately life-affirming, Negativity stands as an indisputable high water mark for Deer Tick – a defining collection from a rock ‘n’ roll band driven by an undying faith in the power of redemption and transcendence.

How Much: $25 Tickets; Dinner & show option available for an additional $32. Public on-sale begins this Friday, June 16th at 12PM. 

More info here

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St, Charleston, SC

When: Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 8:00pm

Deets: The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to partner with Charlton Singleton and MOJA Arts Festival to present Higher Ground: The Music of Stevie Wonder on Friday, September 29th at 8PM! Charlton Singleton, Quiana Parler and Friends continue their immensely popular series of tribute concerts.

First it was Prince, then Michael Jackson, and now everyone’s idol... Stevie Wonder! From Sir Duke and Isn't She Lovely to Overjoyed and You Are the Sunshine of My Life, HIGHER GROUND: THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER has the makings of yet another sold out gem at the historic Charleston Music Hall. 

How Much: Tickets range from $14.50 to $24.50 with a dinner & show option available for an additional $32. Tickets are on sale now!

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St, Charleston, SC

When: Sunday, October 1, 2017 7:00pm: Doors 8:00pm: Show

Deets: The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present Joseph on Sunday, October 1st at 8PM! There is nothing like the sound of siblings singing together. Whether it’s the Beach Boys, the Everly Brothers or First Aid Kit, absorbing the same breathing rhythms and speech patterns adds an element to vocal harmonies that can be pure magic. With the August 26, 2016 release of ‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not’, the mesmerizing, hypnotic sound of the trio known as Joseph – sisters Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner – joins this elite company. 

“It’s just second nature, like a fifth limb that’s already on you,” says first-born Natalie. “There’s an ability to anticipate what’s going to happen and blend with it. When Meegan and Allison sing, they know exactly what I’m going to do and when.” 

A transformation occurred when the Closners were in the process of recording their first album, Native Dreamer Kin. At the time, they were calling themselves Dearborn, but their producer felt that the name didn’t fit the strength of the music. They went to visit their grandfather Jo, in the eastern Oregon town of Joseph. Allison made a playlist for the trip and called it “Joseph,” which is what influenced the band’s name. 

How Much: $25 Tickets on sale June 30 at 10am! Dinner & Show option available for an additional $32

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Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St, Charleston, SC

When: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 8:00pm

Deets: The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to bring back legendary blues guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray! Growing up in the Northwest, Robert Cray listened to the gospel of the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, Bobby Bland’s soul, Jimi Hendrix’s rock guitar and the Beatles pop sounds. He would bring all of the influences into play throughout his career, but his teenage band was captivated by Southern Soul and the blues.

“In the early days of the band we were getting back into O.V. Wright and paying attention to my favorite blues players; Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Albert King and especially Albert Collins,” Cray says. With the group’s 1980 debut release, Who’s Been Talkin’, word about the Cray Band began to spread across the Northwest and down in to California. Playing packed bars and roadhouses the Cray Band was thrilling.

Yes, fans could hear an Albert Collins guitar riff and a Howlin’ Wolf song but the sound was present. Blues and soul fans showed up religiously, but those steamy raucous sets also drew crowds whose tastes in music ranged from rock to funk and jazz. 

How Much: Tickets range from $39.50 to $49.50 with a dinner & show option available for an additional $32. Public on-sale begins this Friday, July 21st at 10AM.