My Charleston Weekend: Nov. 29-Dec. 5
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Wine Under the Oaks
What once used to be a “casual but elegant affair” has grown, aiming to be one of the finest holiday wine festivals in the Southeast. Sample wines provided by 15 distributors and eight wineries on Boone Hall’s back lawn, enjoy a wine and food pairing exhibit, breads and spreads, and make sure you hit the champagne and desserts tent. Live entertainment will be provided by local favorite Tyler Boone, followed by headliner Christopher Cross, a five-time Grammy winner. This event is for ages 21 and over. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross.
When: 1-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant
Price: $35 in advance, $40 the day of
more info: 884-4371 or www.boonehallplantation.com
The 2013 Relay for Life of Mount Pleasant is hosting this kickoff party for its upcoming spring event. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the roast and the race aid Lowcountry patients. Featuring food and drink specials, live music will be provided by Cody Walker and Meet the Sky.
When: Noon-5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Shem Creek Bar and Grill, 508 Mill St.
more info: www.RelayForLife.org/MtPleasantSC
No Stress Jam Fest
Student-run record label Seventeen70 Records will host this jam fest. Formed within the Getting Music to the Marketplace class in the Arts Management department, the label is committed to educating students in the business and supporting local music. Performances from South Street, Long Miles, Stoplight Observations and Sun-Dried Vibes are on the bill, along with special appearances by C of C jazz students and Denz.
When: 1-6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Cistern Yard, College of Charleston, 66 George St.
more info: www.facebook.comseventeen70records
C of C Dog Show
The women’s tennis team at the College of Charleston will host this fourth annual dog show to benefit Pet Helpers. Open to the public, come out and watch or enter your dog. Categories include most holiday spirit, best C of C spirit, best owner look-a-like, best trick, prettiest mutt and best dog in the world. Dogs are required to be on non-retractable leashes.
When: Registration at 1:30 p.m., show starts at 2 p.m. Friday
Where: Rivers Green (behind Addlestone Library) College of Charleston, 205 Calhoun St.
Price: $5 to register per category
more info:www.PetHelpers.comor 795-1110
Charleston Music Fest
The College of Charleston School of the Arts opens its seventh season by welcoming back co-founder and violinist Lee-Chin Siow, who will be performing for the first time since a car crash that broke her arm. The concert, Curtis Night: Lee-Chin & Friends, will feature internationally known alumni of the Curtis Institute of Music performing popular masterworks by Ludwig van Beethoven and Richard Strauss, Paul Schoenfield’s energetic and jazzy Cafe Music, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Six Studies in English Folk Song.”
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St.
Shopping With Friends
Lowcountry AIDS Services is hosting its ninth annual holiday fundraiser to coincide with World AIDS Day. Guests will gather at the Riviera Theater next to Charleston Place 10 a.m.-noon for a traditional Southern brunch hosted by Belk, Charleston Magazine and LAS. Afterward, folks will join their friends for a day of shopping all over Charleston, where more than 100 Red Ribbon retailers and restaurants will contribute 10 percent of every dollar spent to LAS. Friday night will feature a Kick-Off Party at Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant 6-8 p.m., where attendees can enjoy champagne and a night of shopping with proceeds benefiting LAS.
Where: Downtown Charleston
Price: $50; the Kick-Off Party is $10
more info: www.aids-services.com