September 27, 2012
What are you doing this weekend, September 27-30?
“10 Ways to Play” every Thursday. It is fantastic! This
weekend, September 27-30, is below:
How many fun charity events can you squeeze into one weekend? We dare you to find out. Les Dames d’Escoffier International are hosting An Autumn Affair tonight to benefit local food charities and their scholarships. My Sister’s House is holding its annual Bubbly and Brew on Friday to support its domestic violence programs. The American Heart Association’s Lowcountry Heart Walk on Saturday will raise money for heart disease and stroke prevention. Chase After a Cure is having a Hole Lot of Fun on Sunday to fight childhood cancer. Now go.
Autumn Affair, 6 tonight at Lowndes Grove Plantation
Bubbly and Brew, 7-11 p.m. Friday at Harborside East in Mount Pleasant
Lowcountry Heart Walk, 9 a.m. Saturday starting at Liberty Square
Hole Lot of Fun, 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Blackbeard’s Cove
Get your indie music fix with this giant, groovy band plus special guest indie rock group Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. No, really. Clap your hands and say “Yeah!” because this is a happy fun ball weekend.
WHO: Free-spirited music lovers
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Michael Phelps isn’t so great. Let’s see him race when he’s 80. Serena? When she hits 100, she can talk. This documentary meets athletes in the National Senior Olympics. So, why was it we didn’t work out today?
WHO: Halsey Institute of Contemporary art, director Christopher Rufo
WHEN: 7 tonight
WHERE: Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts
New Belgium makes tasty beers — especially its hard-to-find Lips of Faith series. And fans make interesting short films — they call them Clips of Faith. Come enjoy both when the tour rolls through town.
WHO: New Belgium Brewery, with proceeds to Charleston Moves
WHEN: 7-10 tonight
WHERE: Marion Square in downtown Charleston
We thought summer ended last weekend, but if a group that calls itself the Bruisin’ Betties wants to say otherwise, we ain’t arguing. They and Holy City Chaos will battle it out with Augusta’s teams. In the summer.
WHO: Lowcountry Highrollers; proceeds benefit Fields to Families
WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday (Holy City Chaos at 5 p.m.)
WHERE: McAlister Field House at The Citadel
The opening ceremony is tonight, but events are all weekend long. For example: The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta, a satire that puts black female stereotypes on trial.
WHO: Arts Forms and Theatre Concepts
WHEN: 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. in downtown Charleston
The Taste of Charleston, which started 30-plus years ago as a mere one-day event, has grown into a full, multi-event weekend of deliciosity (it’s our birthday; we’re allowed to make up words).
WHO: Charleston Restaurant Association
WHEN: Friday through Sunday
WHERE: Several locations around Charleston
Celebrate the salty goodness of the peanut. Mix it with some candy corn (you’re welcome). The highlight may be the crowning of Miss Bonneau — do we call her Miss Peanut? Does she wear a monocle?
WHO: Town of Bonneau
WHEN: Today through Saturday
WHERE: Bonneau Town Park
If you’re up for tackling 17 obstacles that involve crawling up a high platform, jumping onto a cargo net, crossing a floating bridge and getting muddy, then you’re wilder than we are. Good on you.
WHO: People who like a muddy challenge
WHEN: Noon Saturday
WHERE: Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Road on Johns Island
Kick off a new kind of happy hour with gourmet bites and craft beer from California breweries and three of Charleston’s own. Don’t forget to test your skills in the blind beer tasting (hint: It’s not PBR).
WHO: Caviar & Bananas
WHEN: 6 p.m. today
WHERE: 51 George St. in Charleston