This weekend will continue our scorching hot temperatures, but that is no reason you should miss out on some spectacular events in the area. If Friday doesn’t wear you out, here are a few highlights for Saturday. Plan well. All are destined to be fun.
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Saturday, June 28th
Carolina Day 2014 – 10:00 AM
Carolina Day celebrates the American victory at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island on June 28, 1776. The first Carolina Day was celebrated in 1777, and the Palmetto Society and the South Carolina Historical Society continue the commemoration today.
Schedule of events includes:
10:00 AM – Church Service at St. Michael’s Church (71 Broad Street)
11:00 AM – Procession from Washington Park to White Point Garden
11:30 AM – Wreath-laying ceremony at Jasper Monument in White Point Garden
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. C.L. “Chip” Bragg. Bragg is a native of Sumter, South Carolina.
For additional information please contact Virginia Ellison. 843.723.3225 ext. 11
Holy City Fashion Photo Shoot – Pineapple Fountain – 6:30 PM
This shoot is for photographers and models of all levels as well as anyone who wants to come be photographed for fun. We will meet at the Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC and we will travel the immediate and surrounding areas as we take turns mixing and mingling working with different people. This is a High fashion shoot so ladies bring out your favorite gowns and heels or summer fashion clothing. Guys bring out your GQ suits or other fashionable favorites. Please do not show up in any outfit that is not approved for the shoot. All images of the clothing you plan to wear should be submitted to email@example.com for approval. Photographers you will be responsible for obtaining your own model release forms for whomever you work with. Please hand out your business cards to those you shoot so they know how to contact you. All negotiations for images will be between the model and the individual photographer in question.
Farmers and Crafters Market – Tractor Supply, 4765 N Highway 17, Awendaw, SC 29429 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Local famers, artists/crafters and food vendors selling their handmade and homegrown products. If you are in the area, grab some art or veggies.
Childhood Cancer Sucks Ride – Low Country Harley-Davidson, 4707 Dorchester Road, Charleston, SC – 2:00 PM
Saturday Salsa Social and One Year Anniversary – Seacoast Church West Campus – 2049 Savannah Highway, Suite H, Charleston, SC – 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Here are the details:
7:00 – 7:30pm Intermediate Salsa lesson with Terry Max and Beginner Salsa lesson with Yaenette Dixon
7:30 – 8:00pm Bachata lesson by Terry Max
8:00 – 11:00 pm Social dancing
$10 with lesson, $8 for social alone
Note: Half priced after party at Salsa / Latin Night at South End Brewery on East Bay Street, Charleston, SC
Live Music at The Tin Roof – 1117 Magnolia Road, Charleston, SC – 9:00 PM
http://stefaniemadethis.bandcamp.com/Tape Waves (surfy dream-pop from Charleston, SC)
http://tapewaves.bandcamp.com/Dear Blanca (folk rock n roll, bluesy dylwave from Columbia, SC)
Inside doors open at 9pm
$8 advance, $10 day of showTHE MANTRAS
Building a reputation as a go-for-broke live act, The Mantras have been playing to consistently larger crowds all over the East coast and Midwest. Steadily building a following both regionally and nationally with music that is a high-energy collaborative of funk-rock, middle-eastern, electronica, and metal; The Mantras’ music is sure to shake your knees and rattle your toes. All of this is combined with the amazing and awe inspiring 3D projections of VIDEOmetry to make The Mantras one of the hottest tickets touring today.www.the-mantras.bandcamp.comPIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG
Baltimore, MD — FUNK-ROCK-JAM-ELECTRONICFunk, Rock, Electric ENERGY: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams, and contagious smiles have ‘The Flock’– their self-identifying fanbase that stretches from coast-to-coast– coming back for more. One of the fastest growing emerging artists in the jam and festival scene these days, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is here to bring the party with their danceable electro-funk grooves and infectious ability to bring positive energy to any environment.http://www.charlestonpourhouse.com/
Summer Saturdays at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens – 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC – 9:30 AMThe first in a series of Summer Saturdays at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will be launched Saturday, June 21, with a backyard explorer program.Parents and their children can enjoy a guided nature walk at 9:30am to discover wildlife that can be found in the backyard. Craft activities and a snack time will follow the walk. The program ends at noon with an alligator “meet and greet” with two resident gators in the Magnolia Nature Center.The Summer Saturdays series ends July 19.
Pre-registration is required. Cost per family is $20 for members and $30 for non-members.Contact Tori Luke, Magnolia’s youth program coordinator, at 843-571-1266 ext. 220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pirate Mystery Show: A Family Comedy – The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theater – 164 Church Street, Charleston, SC
It’s been many a high tide since the notorious Blackbeard and the Gentleman Pirate Stede Bonnett sailed the dark waters off Charles Town, but still thar be whispers on the wind of the ill-gotten treasures they left behind. Some say perhaps thar even be a bountiful booty hidden beneath the floorboards of a mirth-filled establishment on Church Street. Still others say that if ye hopes to find pirate loot ye needs a pirate to do the lookin’! But beware, Matey, for thar be in the Holy City a band of pirates with … issues. And please … PLEASE … never, ever, ever … ask these pirates to … DANCE!
$24 Adults, $22 College/Military, $15 Children 12 and Under please visit the website to see show times and purchase tickets.
Average White Band – Charleston Music Hall – 37 John Street, Charleston, SC – 8:00 PM
Average White Band play the Music Hall on Saturday night 8pm. AWB are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit ‘Pick Up the Pieces’ the band’s strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and Multi-Grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records. Whilst a good number of cuts – ‘Cut The Cake’ and ‘Let’s Go ‘Round Again’ to name but two – attracted chart action as hit singles, many other album tracks, like ‘Schoolboy Crush’ and ‘Person to Person’ became much sampled and turn-tabled ‘rare’ grooves. Many more tunes, such as ‘Cloudy’, ‘A Love Of Your Own‘ and ‘Nothing You Can Do’ – amongst many others- stand alongside some of the finest soul ‘album tracks’ ever recorded.
Tickets $54 – Orchestra | $44 – Gallery. Doors: 7 PM | Show Starts: 8 PM. Call 853-2252 or visit 37 John Street box office. Reach Etix @ 800-514-3849
Bridge to Avalon -757 St. Andrews Blvd (West Ashley) – 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bridge to Avalon (West Ashley) welcomes artists, including painters, photographers, jewelers, musicians, and all interested parties, for an open house on Saturday June 28th from 4-8pm. For details call 974-5676.
Live Jazz ($1.00 Mimosas / $2.00 Bellini) – How Art Thou – 1956 Maybank Highway, Charleston, SC – 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
How Art Thou Cafe, Juice & Wine Bar offers up live jazz music from the Oscar Rivers Trio every Friday & Saturday night 8:30-11:30pm. Come grab a good wine and meat and cheese plate and get your Chicago & New York style jazz fill. How Art Thou located at 1956 Maybank Hwy James Ilsand. Call 793-2231 for more.