My Charleston Weekend: Sept. 6-12
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Iron Brew Competition
Presented by Mellow Mushroom Charleston and Holy City Brewing, more than 60 home-brewer teams from across the Lowcountry will compete in this inaugural competition. From 3-7 p.m. Saturday, each team will present its beer to a panel of judges: Holy City owners Chris Brown, Sean Nemitz, Joe Carl and Mac Minaudo, along with beer enthusiast and restaurant critic Eric Doksa. But don’t feel left out, attendees will get to vote for the “People’s Choice” brew, all of which will be made using honey. In addition, Mellow Mushroom will be serving up $2 slices from its food truck while Holy City will be selling $3 beers from its truck, and South Street and Champagne with Friends will provide musical entertainment. The event is open to the public. A $10 donation is recommended; benefits will go to the Gavalas-Kolanko Foundation, a public charity established to help students with disabilities reach their secondary educational goals at the College of Charleston. The event will be at Holy City Brewing, 4155-C Dorchester Road, in North Charleston. The top 10 home brews and the winner of the Iron Brew Competition will be revealed at 4 p.m. Sunday at Mellow Mushroom in Avondale. Find out more at www.facebook.com/mellowavondale.
Second Sunday on King Street
The monthly pedestrian takeover of King Street is here again. Head downtown 1-5 p.m. Sunday for an afternoon of car-free strolling and shopping. This free event offers up outdoor dining options, special merchant deals, live music and more. This month, get info on Charleston Restaurant Week or buy tickets for the Southern Living Taste of Charleston; hear violinist Daniel D. perform; check out Baker Motor Co. Cadillacs, including the new XTS; and check out the tasting demo of Magnolia’s Grits. Find out more at www.2ndsundayonkingstreet.com.
End of Summer Luau, Pig Roast
Tides Folly Beach and Blu Restaurant & Bar are getting in on the end of summer action with a seaside luau and pig roast. From 7-11 p.m. Friday, enjoy traditional hula dancing, fire throwing, live music and fireworks. There also will be an all-you-can-eat buffet and an open bar. And don’t forget your lei! Tickets are $65, and room packages are available. Call 588-6464 for more info.
Bar Car Olympics
Do you have what it takes? This second annual “Summer Games” pub crawl has five competitions at five bars, including The Blind Tiger Pub, Big John’s Tavern and The Brick. Put together a team of eight (all age 21 and over) and compete for the gold, and Best Team Name, Best Team Costume and additional Bonus Games. Tickets are $25 per person, $200 per team if purchased prior to the event at www.scbarcar.com/bar-car-olympics.html; prices are $30 per person, $240 per team the day of. Tickets include two drinks at each bar, transportation and food at the Medal Ceremony, which will be at Recovery Room, 685 King St. The games begin at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and go until about 8 p.m. For more info on how to compete, call 300-9995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patriots Point honors first responders
In commemoration of the 11th anniversary of 9/11, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is offering free admission to first responders and their families on Sunday, with extended hours 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; a valid identification card is required. At 1:30 p.m., a special ceremony honoring those who served and died in 9/11 will be held, featuring music by the Charleston Police Pipes and Drums. For information about the ceremony, go to www.patriotspoint.org. For details about the 9/11 Heroes Run to be held Saturday at Patriots Point, see Get Out on Page E6.
Chucktown After 5
This new Happy Hour Concert Series kicks off its first show with reggae band Dub Island and the Dubplates. From 5-9 p.m. Friday, head out to the Charleston Hippodrome, 360 Concord St., for an evening of live music. Food and drinks will be available at special happy hour rates. Admission is buy one, get one free and costs $5. Check out www.Chucktownafter5.com for more info.
‘The Last Flapper’
After a successful first run in January of William Luce’s one-woman show, “The Last Flapper,” based on the writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the South of Broadway Theatre Company is bringing it back. Zelda Fitzgerald was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s main inspiration for all the ’20s Jazz Age glam flapper party girls in many of his novels, including the famed “Great Gatsby.” Leslie Vicary will return as Zelda in a run that begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $18. South of Broadway Theatre Company is at 1080 E. Montague Ave. in North Charleston. For more performance dates, call 745-0317 or go to www.southofbroadway.com.
Best of Summer Spectacular
Party with a purpose 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Air & Earth, 1313 Long Grove Drive, Mount Pleasant. This party is about celebrating the best of summer, with music, food, drinks, raffles and more. Admission is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase. Raffle tickets for items such as iPads, surfboards, paddleboards and more will be available for $5. You’ll also have a chance to throw a pie at the police chief of Mount Pleasant. All of the proceeds will go to the South Carolina Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Find out more at facebook.com/bestofsummer.
Charleston Gun and Knife Show
Swap, buy, sell or browse the hundreds of tables of shooting and hunting gear that will be at the Exchange Park Fairgrounds on U.S. Highway 78 in Ladson. Running 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, peruse 300 tables of guns, knives, ammo, surplus, reloading supplies and shooting accessories from some of South Carolina’s biggest and best dealers. Admission is $8, kids 12 and under get in free. For more info, call 770-630-7296.
Super Saturday Open Car, Truck and Bike Show
This benefit for Camp Happy Days is being hosted by Marchant Chevrolet and the Coastal Carolina Corvette Club. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, head out to 5700 Savannah Highway in Ravenel for this competition that will include 12 classes and 30 trophies in categories broken down by year (1900-39, 1940-62, 1963-71, etc.), make (Corvette, Mustang, etc.) and type (street rods, sport compacts, etc.). It’s $10 per vehicle; registration runs until 11:30 a.m. and voting closes at 1 p.m. For more info, go to www.4ccc.org.
Family Fun Fair
St. Timothy Lutheran Church at Evatt Drive and U.S. Highway 52 in Goose Creek will host its annual Family Fun Fair on Sunday. From 3-6 p.m., enjoy live music, games, face-painting, jump castles, pony rides, food and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, call 553-4175.
Charleston ‘Watch Day’ Preservation Pedal
This inaugural event, to be held Saturday, is all about celebrating Charleston’s maritime history and historic waterfront. Starting at 8:30 a.m. at White Point Garden, pedal along historic wharves, past monumental maritime buildings and significant private homes. The Preservation Society of Charleston also will celebrate the centennial of a gateway into Charleston, as the event will conclude with a late breakfast at the Immigration Station. The ride will coincide with the launch of the society’s new historic waterfront mobile app. “Watch Day” is a new global initiative of the New York-based World Monuments Fund, an organization dedicated to saving landmarks worldwide. Tickets for the pedal are $15 for nonmembers, $10 for members, and includes the app, a baseball cap featuring the event,and breakfast. Bike rentals will be available at White Point Garden for an additional fee. Go to www.PreservationSociety.orgor email email@example.com.
Burke High School Palmetto Invitational Band Classic
This marching band event will feature performances by South Carolina State University, Benedict College, Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Stall High School and Burke High School. Sponsored by the Burke Band Booster Club, this band classic acts as a fundraiser for band scholarships and instrument purchases. Gates at Johnson Hagood Stadium at The Cidatel will open at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 the day of. Tickets can be purchased at Reuben’s Mens & Boys Wear, 480 King St., or at the Burke High band room. For more info, call 724-7296.