Charleston Restaurant Week
Try a restaurant for the first time or go back to an old favorite during Charleston Restaurant Week, when participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. Some of this year’s participating restaurants include 82 Queen, Butcher & Bee, Cannon Green, Peninsula Grill, Stars Rooftop & Grill Room, Stella’s, Tavern & Table and Swig & Swine. See the entire list and make reservations at charlestonrestaurantassociation.com or download the free app to your smartphone.
Gibbes Garden Concert Series
Charleston Music Hall is curating a new concert series at the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Lenhardt Garden. The first concert features cellist and songwriter Ben Sollee and his band, Kentucky Native. Bring a picnic and a lawn chair or reserve a premium table. 6 p.m. doors and 7 p.m. music, 135 Meeting St., $25 for members and $35 for non-members. For tickets, visit gibbesmuseum.org.
Evolving Role of Women in Society
The honorary Jean Toal, retired chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, takes part in a discussion about the role of women during the Lowcountry Freedom Reigns Festival. The festival, which runs Sept. 2-11 includes family days, concerts and other symposiums. The Role of Women discussion is 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 7 at Founders Hall, Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road. The event is free, but registration is requested. For more information, visit freedomreignsfestival.com.
9/11 Silent Walk
Walk the Ravenel Bridge in memory of the about 2,563 people who lost their lives on 9/11. All proceeds are donated to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The walk begins at 7 a.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/the911Silentwalk.
Arts Matter Day
Donate to your favorite participating nonprofit arts group on Arts Matter Day and your money will go further thanks to the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts. The alliance has raised incentive funds, which it will distribute to the arts groups based on the amount raised and the number of participants. For a list of participating groups, visit charlestonartsalliance.org.
She’s Crafty Brewster Beer Showcase
Sample brews created by women during Brewster days at local breweries. The beers will be showcased at 6 p.m. at Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House, 12 Cumberland St. Proceeds benefit the Center for Women. Also, as part of Charleston Beer Week, Bendy Brewski Yoga will be at Rusty Bull Brewing Co. at 6 p.m. Sept. 14. Charleston Beer Week is Sept. 9-16. For more information and the full lineup of events, visit charlestonbeerweek.com.
Sept. 13 and 27
Wine Down Wednesday
Explore Old Towne Creek County Park in West Ashley during Wine Down Wednesdays this fall. Enjoy wine, live music and rotating food trucks at the 67-acre property of open fields and live oak trees. 5 to 7 p.m., 1400 Old Towne Road. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, visit ccprc.com/1724/Wine-Down-Wednesday.
Marion Square is transformed into a play area for the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry’s Fam Jam from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 329 Meeting St. The event is free. For more information, visit explorecml.org.
Hope Walk Charleston
Walk the Ravenel Bridge to stand up against domestic violence and raise money for Project Unity, which helps provide resources for women who leave their abusers and need to find a safe environment. Organizers are asking supporters to purchase purple light bulbs for their porches in solidarity with women who have been abused. Participants should meet at 7 a.m. on the Charleston side of the bridge. For more information, visit facebook.com/projectunityusa.
Lowcountry Red Ribbon 5K and AIDS Walk
Raise awareness about HIV/AIDS during this fundraiser that benefits the Roper St. Francis Ryan White Wellness Center and Lowcountry AIDS Services. There’s an after-party with food and music. 9:30 a.m. Wannamaker Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. $30 registration for the 5K. The walk is free. For more information, visit redribbonlowcountry.org.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Proceeds of the walk at Riverfront Park benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. No registration fee, but donations are requested. Registration begins at 9 a.m., 1001 Everglades Ave. For more information and to register, visit act.alz.org.
Lowcountry Orphan Relief Moulin Rouge Gala
Enjoy cocktails, dinner and a live auction at The Charleston Marriott to support Lowcountry Orphan Relief, which helps provide necessities for children who have been abandoned, abused and neglected. 7 p.m. at 170 Lockwood Blvd. Tickets are $100. For more information, visit lowcountryorphanrelief.org.
Fall Into Flow Equinox Sister Soul-ebration
Celebrate the abundance of the new season at the fall equinox soul-ebration led by women’s leadership coach Emily Cassel. Join the sisterhood in a guided meditation, make flower crowns and enjoy food by Mercantile & Mash. 7 p.m. The Cedar Room, 701 East Bay St. $85. For tickets, visit emilycassel.com/sisterhoodevents.
Southern Women’s Show
Watch fashion shows, meet Southern authors, see cooking demonstrations, shop at the pavilion of Etsy sellers and be inspired at the Southern Women’s Show. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Charleston Area Convention Center, 500 Coliseum Drive. $12 admission. For daily schedules, southernshows.com/wcs.
Charleston Pride Parade and Festival
Charleston Pride week culminates with a parade and festival. The parade begins at 9 a.m. at Wragg Mall and ends at Colonial Lake. The Charleston Pride Festival follows at 10 a.m. at Brittlebank Park. Big Freedia and David Hernandez are the headlining acts on the stage. Visit www.charlestonpride.org for more information.
NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner
The Charleston branch of the NAACP is celebrating it’s 100th birthday, and to mark the occasion, former vice president Joe Biden is speaking at the annual Freedom Fund Dinner. 7 p.m. at The Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Tickets are $150 for individuals. For more information, visit naacpcharlestonbranch.org.
Natural History Grand Opening at the Charleston Museum
The Charleston Museum’s Natural History Gallery reopens after a major renovation to better display the museum’s large collection of indigenous fossils and tell the story of the Lowcountry’s natural history. Children can get their picture taken in a set of megalodon jaws and compare their wingspan to the largest flying bird that ever lived. There also will be crafts, live animals and special presentations. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 360 Meeting St. Tickets are available at www.charlestonmuseum.org.
Hit the beach at sunset in support of The South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Care Center and the aquarium’s conservation initiatives. The 5K run or walk will be held on Isle of Palms. Packet pickup starts at 4 p.m. and the race starts at 6 p.m. There’s also a kids’ fun run and an after-party at the Windjammer. To register, visit www.scaquarium.org/events/turtle-trek.
Skirt! magazine and Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure Girl’s Night Out
Join skirt! magazine and Charmed Beauty and Gifts in support of the Lowcountry Race for the Cure. Enjoy wine and refreshments and register for the Oct. 21 Lowcountry Race for the Cure. You can also test the latest fall colors from LipSense. The first 25 women to arrive will receive a gift bag. 5 to 7 p.m. at Charmed Beauty and Gifts, 2366 Ashley River Road. For more information, the Facebook event page.
Sept. 28-Oct. 8
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebrate African-American and Caribbean arts during the MOJA Arts Festival. The 11 days of events kicks off with a street parade and includes a heritage day at Marion Square as well as theater productions, concerts, dance performances, poetry readings, traditional crafts, and children’s activities at venues throughout the city. Visit www.mojafestival.com for more information.
Lowcountry Heart Walk
Support the American Heart Association’s mission to improve Americans’ cardiovascular health and reduce deaths from heart disease and stroke during this 5K walk. 8 a.m. at Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. Register at www2.heart.org.
Daryl Hall and John Oates
You make my dreams come true! The 70s and 80s pop duo comes to the North Charleston Coliseum, and we’re sure you’ll be singing their hits for days to come. 7:30 p.m. 5001 Coliseum Drive. For tickets, visit northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com.