August Calendar

Aug. 3
“Moulin Rouge” Film Screening
Where’s all my soul sisters? Spend a night at the Moulin Rouge as The Charleston Music Hall and 39 Rue de Jean team up to present a night in Paris: Dinner and wine pairings at the French bistro followed by a showing of the Baz Luhrmann film at the Charleston Music Hall. 7: 30 p.m. Ticket packages available at

Aug. 6
Happy birthday, Andy Warhol!
Happy birthday to Andy Warhol, the “Prince of Pop Art,” who focused his work in the 1960s on commercial products and pop culture. He helped to break down the barrier between high and low art. He is quoted as saying, “Once you ‘got’ pop, you could never see a sign the same way again. And once you thought pop, you could never see America the same way again.”

Aug. 9
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Sing “Passionate Kisses” at the top of your lungs when Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter performs old favorites as well as songs from her latest record, “The Things That We Are Made Of.” 7:30 p.m., Charleston Music Hall.

Aug. 9-13 
Cirque du Soleil’s OVO
Cirque du Soleil’s newest touring show, OVO, crawls into the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. OVO, which means egg in Portuguese, takes you into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, play and look for love. Tickets available at

Aug. 10
Gay Bingo
Dress up as a character from your favorite Broadway musical for this year’s Gay Bingo fundraiser for Lowcountry AIDS Services. The theme is “The Show Must Go On: Best of Broadway.”  Your hostess is Patti O’ Furniture. Prizes are given for best-dressed table, individual and couple. 6 p.m., Memminger Auditorium. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit

Aug. 10 
Paws on the Patio
Bring your four-legged friend to Burtons Grill in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre for Paws on the Patio happy hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and proceeds benefit the Charleston Animal Society.

Aug. 11-27
“The Wedding Singer”
The Footlight Players present “The Wedding Singer” based on the popular 1998 movie with a great soundtrack. 20 Queen St. Tickets available at

Aug. 17
First Day of School

Are you ready to get back into your routine? School bells ring for students in the Charleston County School District today.

Aug. 20
Chics of the Sea Fundraiser
Support local fisheries while you enjoy local seafood and live music at the Chics of the Sea fundraiser, which benefits the Shem Creek Fisheries Fleet. Tickets are $50 in advance and available at Karen’s Korner Frame and Art Gallery, 1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd. 1 to 6 p.m., Harborside East, 28 Bridgeside Blvd.

Aug. 26
Deep Water Vineyard Grape Stomping Festival
You’re invited to join in the yearly harvest and stomping of local muscadine grapes at the winery on Wadmalaw Island. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information at

Aug. 27
Summer Wine Bouquet   
The Charleston Gallery Association hosts the first summer wine bouquet. Browse artwork from more than 20 galleries as you sip summer wines and listen to live music on The Mills House Hotel rooftop. The evening  also includes painting demonstrations and artist lectures. 5 to 9 p.m., 115 Meeting St. Tickets available at

Aug. 30- Sept. 24
The Little Mermaid”
Go under the sea as Charleston Stage returns to its roots during its 40th season with the family-friendly production “The Little Mermaid” at Dock Street Theatre. For tickets, visit

Aug. 21
Total Eclipse of the Art
Watch the eclipse from the Gibbes Museum of Art’s classical Lenhardt Garden behind the museum. Protective glasses will be provided. Also, enjoy two-for-one admission for adults to the museum.

Eclipse on a Warship
Watch Charleston Harbor go dark from the deck of the USS Yorktown. An astronomer from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will explain the science of the eclipse, and children will be able to participate in astronomy-inspired activities. The first 3,000 visitors will receive protective glasses. The eclipse viewing is included with admission.

Eclipse Baseball Game
Cheer on the arrival of the eclipse at Joseph P. Riley Park with special guests from NASA, who will be on hand to provide commentary. Stay at the ballpark for the first pitch at 4:05 pm as the RiverDogs take on the Augusta GreenJackets. The Joe opens at 1 p.m. Protective sunglasses will be provided.

Dark Side of the Sun at the Beach
Party at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina with live music by The Dubplates, a moon bounce and more children’s activities. First 1,000 receive glasses. Advance tickets recommended. 1 to 5 p.m.

Sunshadow Yoga
Practice yoga in the sun’s shadow on the Mount Pleasant Pier as Charleston goes dark for the total solar eclipse. 1:30 p.m. Register online at

The Gathering: A Solar Eclipse Party
Two local breweries, Revelry and Tradesman, are brewing special eclipse beers and holding simultaneous watch parties. Start gathering at noon at Revelry’s Rooftop Bar, 10 Conroy St., and Tradesman’s new downtown space is at 1647 King St.