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Freelance Friday with Creators' Clubhouse
March 13 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | Free
Enjoy complimentary beverages and light hors d'oeuvres while networking with some of Charleston's most talented creative professionals at the launch for Creators' Clubhouse's new web app, a tool for creative job seekers that promises to be way better than Craigslist. Please be sure to RSVP prior to the event, using the link below.
Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival
Wragg Square (342 Meeting Street)
March 13–14 | 6:30 p.m. | $15
Storytellers are like magic; they have the ability to send the listener to another world simply through the power of words. Charleston will be celebrating this art for the third time this weekend, with storytellers from near and far. Come out, get comfortable, and take in the stories of over 40 raconteurs!
Souvenir: An Exhibition of New Works by Fletcher Williams III
94 Spring St
March 13 | 7:00 p.m. | Free
Charleston-based artist Fletcher Williams III will be commemorating the victims of violent crimes in Charleston with his new exhibit, Souvenir. Articulating the realities of violent acts that plague our city, Williams utilizes the Palmetto Rose as the focus of his work, exploring its historical significance and ties to the African American community through the mediums of sculpture and drawing. Neongolden will provide the tunes and Republic Garden Lounge the beverages.
St. Paddy's Day Block Party & Parade
Olde North Charleston Merchant Associations
March 14 | 12:00 p.m. | Free
Come out and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day as it should be—with everyone. Rain or shine, there will be three stages of live music, henna tattoos, local vendors, a parade, and much more at this 12th annual Park Circle event.
Charleston Tintypist Photography Booth
Holy City Brewing
March 14 | 1:00 p.m. | Free Admission/$45 per tintype
Sip on Holy City's delicious craft brews and have your image immortalized in an old-timey tintype photograph by Charleston Tintypist. Each photography session takes about 15 minutes, and if you're not satisfied, there's no obligation to buy.
PURE Lab Weekend of New Plays
March 14–15 | 1:00 p.m. | By Donation
What is more pure than theater? Come out to see and celebrate new plays by Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Rodney Lee Rogers, Hunter Gardner, and David Lee Nelson! A weekend's worth of theater will be broken up into two day, with Drinking with Jesus by Hunter Gardner and The Review, or How to Eat Your Opposition by Donnetta Lavinia Grays on Saturday, and Fake by Rodney Lee Rogers and A Sudden Spontaneous Event Part 1 by David Lee Nelson on Sunday.
Baltimore Rap Round-Robin Tour
Redux Contemporary Art Center
March 14 | 9:00 p.m. | $5
You can't stop the party at this event. The Baltimore Rap Round-Robin features three local performers (OCDJ, Robert James, and Fisher King) and three touring performers (Height Keech, Eze Jackson, and Passalacqua) set up around the perimeter of Redux's performance space, with each rhymer getting three minutes to do their thing. This rapid-fire concept makes that action flow seamlessly, keeping you bouncing all night.
Jordan Igoe SXSW Tour Kickoff Party
March 14 | 9:00 p.m. | $5
It's a long drive to Austin, Texas, but rootsy multi-instrumentalist Jordan Igoe is loading the van and hitting the road this week to make her way to the South by Southwest music conference. Before she takes off, you can give her and her band a warm send off at the Royal American. They will be joined by local acoustic duo Finnegan Bell.
Photograph by Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay
#comecleanforjae Bike Ride
Barrel House Spirits
March 15 | 1:30 p.m. | Free
On Wednesday, February 25, Jathon Bellamy was killed in a hit-and-run collision at the corner of Cosgrove Avenue and Azalea Drive in North Charleston while riding his bicyle. In order to raise awareness for bicycle safety in the Lowcountry, Jae's friends have organized a three-mile bike ride in his honor. After the ride, stop by The Junction Kitchen & Provisions in Park Circle for food and drinks. Please, #comecleanforjae—a $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
SUSTO SXSW Send Off Show
March 15 | 9:00 p.m. | $10
Charleston acid boys SUSTO are also making the trek to SXSW, with a new line up featuring members of the Royal Tinfoil and Brave Baby. Local songwriter Mel Washington and Detroit band Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas will open the show.
Couches | Elim Bolt | Magic Camp
March 15 | 9:00 p.m. | $5
Don't miss Charleston's Elim Bolt, who call their sound "uh-huh" and claim to be "Pauly Shore's favorite band," as they share the stage with Charleston's wild prog rockers Magic Camp. San Fran grunge maestros Couches will also play a set to get you ready for the week ahead.