May Events

Invite your mom or your favorite mom friends to get together at one of these festive spring events in Charleston. Enjoy fashion and shopping at the Get Down with Momma Fashion Show at Woodhouse Day Spa and support Florence Crittenton or join fellow mothers at the Mom’s Day Run to support Postpartum Support Charleston.

5.4
Motown in the Moonlight
Dance the night away to the funky sounds of live Motown music by Bobby Alvarez and the Supernaturals while enjoying a gorgeous view of the Charleston Harbor. Tickets are $8. 7 to 11 p.m., Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd, Mount Pleasant. Visit charlestoncountyparks.org 

 5.6
Driving to End Domestic Violence Golf Tournament
Play a round at the beauty Ocean Winds Course at Seabrook Island, compete in a hole-in-one contest, enjoy an awards luncheon and bid in a silent auction, all to raise money for the women and children living in the emergency shelter run by My Sisters’ House, which works to end domestic violence. $1,000 for a team of four, 8 a.m., The Ocean Winds Course, 3772 Seabrook Island Road. Register at mysistershouse.org/2019mshgolftourn 

5.8
Garden Concert Series at The Gibbes
The Garden Concert Series at The Gibbes features the popular Women & Series. This time, local female musicians including Hazel Ketchum, Lindsay Holler and Zandrina Dunning will offer their own interpretations of songs by songwriter and civil rights activist Sam Cooke. Tickets are $25 for non-members. 5:30 p.m., The Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. 

5.9
Hops and Vines
Enjoy natural beauty in a historical setting with a glass of wine in your hand at the McLeod Plantation. Live music, wine, beer and food trucks galore will grant perfect company to touring the historic location. Tickets are $15. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., McLeod Plantation, 325 Country Club Drive, James Island. Visit charlestoncountyparks.org.   

5.9
Get Down with Momma Fashion Show and Soiree
Who doesn’t love a tasty cocktail and a fashion show? Celebrate moms with the spring fashions, light bites and shopping from Morph Designs, JT Style and Little Fish Boateak. Tickets are $20 and proceeds benefit Florence Crittenton. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Woodhouse Day Spa, 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Visit skirt.com.

5.10
Family Movie Night at Magnolia Park
Bring the whole family for a fun night under the stars watching “Surf’s Up.” Your movie night snack fix will be provided by food trucks and complimentary popcorn. Free. 7 to 10 p.m., Magnolia Park, 720 Magnolia Road, West Ashley. Visit charlestonparksconservacy.org 

 5.10-12
Greek Festival
Food, performances, and history, oh my! Experience the Greek culture with tons of fun-packed dance performances, live music and delicious eats. Tickets are $5. Times vary. Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race St., Charleston. Visit charlestongreekfestival.com 

5.11
Moms’ Run for Postpartum Support Charleston
Support mothers who suffer from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders for a family fun run 5K to benefit Postpartum Support Charleston. Postpartum Support Charleston provides support for local moms and works to erase the stigma surrounding postpartum disorders. Registration is $30. 8 to 11 a.m., MUSC Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Road. Visit ppdsupport.org

5.12 
Mother’s Day at Magnolia Plantation
Enjoy a picnic lunch and hear live music in the tropical conservatory at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens on Mother’s Day. Free admission for mothers with one paid admission. Order your picnic lunch by May 8.  11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Magnolia Plantation, 3550 Ashley River Road. Visit www.magnoliaplantation.com. 

 5.13
Summer Sing Along: “Rent”
Belt along to your favorite songs from the Broadway musical “Rent” during Charleston Music Hall’s Summer Sing Along series. The series continues through the summer with “Hairspray” and “Mamma Mia.” Tickets are $8. 7 p.m. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Visit charlestonmusichall.com 

 5.17-18
Meet the Makers at The Community
The Community celebrates the female makers behind the stylish small shops and indie brands found in its collaborative space. Free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., The Community,  The Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay St. Visit communitychs.com. 

 5.17-7.6
Jennifer Wen Ma, Cry Joy Park—Gardens of Dark and Light
The art exhibit features two gardens – one of light and one of dark – to represent the contrast between utopias and dystopias inspired by the history of Charleston. Free. Hours vary. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St. Visit halsey.cofc.edu 

 5.18
Power-filled Woman Conference
Join women from the community at this day-long conference designed to empower women in their careers. Anita Zucker, CEO of The InterTech Group, and Kenya Dunn, founder of the conference, lead a lineup of speakers who will discuss their journeys and how they found their power. Tickets vary. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. conference followed by 6:30 to 10 p.m. gala. Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Ave, North Charleston. Visit kenyadunn.com 

 5.18
Girls On the Run 5K
Help young girls in third through eighth grades reach their potential with this 5K. Runners will be paired with a buddy on this fun-filled race around the beautiful Park Circle in North Charleston. Registration is $25. 8 a.m., North Charleston High School, 1087 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. Visit gotrcharleston.org

5.19 
Wishes in Bloom for Make-a-Wish Foundation
Help raise awareness for the Make-a-Wish Foundation at this delightful garden party. The Make-a-Wish Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps to grant wishes for children suffering from critical illnesses. Tickets are $150. 6 to 9:30 p.m., Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, West Ashley. Visit sc.wish.org 

5.21
YWCA What Women Bring 
Bring girlfriends and sisters, this power lunch is not one to miss! Featuring women in leadership across 10 different industries, the conversation will be genuine and informative.Tickets are $55. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., North Charleston Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Drive. Visit ywcagc.org 

 5.23
Go Red for Women Luncheon
The American Heart Association Charleston is hosting a luncheon to raise awareness for heart disease among women. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women in America. This event will provide crucial information about heart disease, how to prevent it and other helpful healthy living tips. Tickets are $100. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hotel Bennett, 404 King St. Visit goredforwomen.org 

Girls’ Night Out at Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston
Join Skirt at Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston to mingle, enjoy refreshments and special promotions. You can see a demonstration of EMSCULPT and enter to win giveaways. RSVP is required. Call 843.556.8886, ext. 1101. 6 p.m., 2180 Henry Tecklenburg Drive.

 5.24-8.18
Black Refractions at The Gibbes 
This installation is the first traveling exhibition of The Studio Museum in Harlem that features artwork from important black artists including Romare Bearden, Lorna Simpson, Kehinde Wiley and many others. Tickets are $15. Times vary. The Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Visit gibbesmuseum.org 

5.24-6.9
Piccolo Spoleto 
The festival featuring local and regional artists kicks off with the Sunset Serenade followed by Family Day at Marion Square. Other popular events include the outdoor arts exhibition and the craft exhibition. This year’s festival includes theatrical performances at the new Cannon Street Arts Center. The festival closes with a tribute to Aretha Franklin at Hampton Park. Tickets, times, and locations vary. Visit piccolospoleto.com 

 5.24-6.9
Spoleto Festival
This year’s festival includes an opening weekend performance by vocalist Esperanza Spalding, making her Spoleto debut. There’s an eclectic lineup of theatre productions, including the opera “Salome;”  “Pay No Attention to the Girl” about Islamic tales of conflict, love and peace; “What Girls are Made of” based on a diary of a Cora Bissett’s journey from rock-star to the woman she wanted to be; and Shakespeare’s Globe company performing several of the bard’s plays.  Ticket prices, times and venues vary. Visit spoletousa.org  

 5.30-6.3
U.S. Women’s Open Golf Tournament
Golf lovers, rejoice! The 74th U.S. Women’s Open will be held in our very own city. Along with the matches, attendees can enjoy performances and interactive golf experiences. Times and tickets vary. Country Club of Charleston, 1 Country Club Drive. Visit usga.org