My Charleston Week: July 2-8
Monday, July 2, 2012
Fourth of July
Fireworks, food and fun will be coming at you every which way Wednesday. With big production events that include the Fishy Fourth at the South Carolina Aquarium, Uncle Sam Jam at the Mount Pleasant Pier, Fourth of July Blast at Patriots Point and the 4th of July Festival in North Charleston, you have any number of places to celebrate Independence Day. And lest we forget the fireworks shows on the Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, Kiawah Island and in Summerville. The options are numerous. Check out charlestonscene.com for a comprehensive list.
Well he didn’t stay away long. Little more than a month after playing a special “in the round” show at The Cottage at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, the Greenville native returns to his home state. This time performing at The Windjammer, the Edwin McCain Band will perform with the Connor Christian Trio and Taylor Moore on Thursday. The doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $225. For details, go to www.the-windjammer.com.
TNA Impact Wrestling
The North Charleston Coliseum marks a milestone Friday as TNA makes its way there for the first time. Celebrating a milestone of its own, this year is TNA’s 10th anniversary as a professional wrestling company. Promising a lineup that includes TNA world champion Bobby Roode, Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Austin Aries, A.J. Styles, and lovely but lethal TNA Knockouts Gail Kim and Miss Tessmacher, this event won’t disappoint wrestling fans. And as a bonus, the loudest — and “craziest” — fans will get to go backstage to meet their favorite TNA stars. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show range from $27-$50 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.
Three Dog Night
As part of its Summer Concert Series, Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant will host Three Dog Night, along with The Island Trio and Plane Jane, on Saturday. Tickets are still available and are $25 in advance, $30 the day of, but you might want to jump on it as this show marks the most tickets sold in the history of Boone Hall’s Summer Concert Series. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the lawn party begins at 5 p.m. Three Dog Night will perform 8:30-10 p.m. A variety of food, wine and beer will be available for purchase. Go to boonehallplantation.com for more info.
Second Sunday on King
Spend your day strolling down King Street, hailed as one of the best shopping spots in America according to U.S. News and World Report. With outdoor dining options, live music (Shrimp City Slim will play on Lower King) and special deals offered by the merchants, Second Sunday is a family affair. Local authors Nathalie Dupree and Jack Bass will be at the Information Tent, along with the Made in Charleston guests Drew Peterson and Dr. Christy Cone, developers of Misiu Lip Glosses which is sold at Cos Bar. And while the street is blocked off to traffic, an exception will be made as sponsor Baker Motor Co. will be showing off the new Porsche. Go to www.2ndsundayonkingstreet.com for more info.