Through June 11
Piccolo Performing Arts Festival
Performances are as varied as the Southeast premiere of “Princess Diana, the Musical”; a one-man play about Frederick Douglass; “Living off the Wall: The Music of Michael Jackson”; and “Leonard Cohen: A Multimedia Retrospective.” Festival traditions include the sand-sculpting competition at Isle of Palms on June 3, the outdoor art exhibition in Marion Square and the finale at Hampton Park on June 10. For tickets and a full schedule, visit www.piccolospoleto.com.
Happy Birthday to skirt!
As we turn 23, we celebrate transitions and self-discovery. We’re feeling confident, inspired and ready to embrace new opportunities. And we celebrate how we began — with an attitude: spirited, independent, outspoken, serious, playful and irreverent, sometimes controversial, always passionate.” Make a wish!
DC Comics’ highly anticipated Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot opens today. It’s the first time that Wonder Woman is the star of a feature film; the first time in more than a decade that a superhero movie features a female as the title character; and the first time that a woman is directing a superhero movie with a female lead. Gather your favorite female warriors to watch it together. It’s going to be epic!
National Doughnut Day
Did you know that the holiday was first celebrated by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor female volunteers who made doughnuts for soldiers serving overseas as a way to boost morale, making it one of the more legit food holidays out there? Celebrate by splurging on a doughnut, buying one for a veteran or donating to The Salvation Army.
Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival
You can find the work of more than 20 talented sweetgrass basket makers and participate in basket-making demonstrations. Enjoy gospel music, praise dancers and Gullah storytelling. The festival celebrates Gullah Geechee history, culture and traditions. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Waterfront Memorial Park, Mount Pleasant. Visit www.sweetgrassfestival.org for more information.
Wannamaker Movie Night
Bring a blanket and watch “Despicable Me 2” under the stars at North Charleston’s Wannamaker County Park. Popcorn and refreshments are available for purchase. Movie starts at sunset, about 8:15 p.m. Free with park admission. Visit www.ccprc.com for more information.
FAB Females and Business
The conference at the College of Charleston was created by women for women in the hospitality industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from more than 30 dynamic women who share what it takes to open a business in the ever-changing food and beverage industry. For information about registration, visit www.thisisfab.com.
The Summer of Bill
Celebrate the Summer of Bill by watching the third in a series of seven Bill Murray films presented by the Charleston Music Hall. A corresponding art exhibit features Bill Murray-inspired artwork from more than 20 local artists. The film series includes “Rushmore” on June 29 and “Lost in Translation” on July 26 and continues through August. For more information, visit www.charlestonmusichall.com.
The Charleston Forum on Race
The discussion aims to shine a spotlight on different perspectives on race and proposed steps forward. The forum is part of the commemoration of the Mother Emanuel shootings in 2015. 5:30 p.m. at The Charleston Music Hall. Visit www.thecharlestonforum.com for more information.
Salute to the Solstice Charleston Yoga Fest
Celebrate your connection to the sun and the light that is within you with meditations and sun salutations. The gathering is an opportunity to practice with teachers from several local yoga studios. Yoga for children also will be offered, and Juice Joint will provide refreshments. 5 to 8 p.m. Hampton Park. Visit www.soulcharleston.com for more information.
Live Your Light: A Summer Solstice Sisterhood Soiree
Celebrate the light within and connect with like-minded women to ignite your feminine power, authenticity, vision and potential. Soothe your soul with a guided meditation, move your body as led by Cortney Ostrosky, create your own flower crown, be part of a powerful and transformative opening and closing ceremony, nourish your body with food by Mercantile + Mash, savor a celebratory champagne toast, create new intentions and bask in good vibes at the event facilitated by Emily Cassel. 7 to 10 p.m. The Cedar Room at Mercantile + Mash. Visit www.emilycassel.com for more information.