Crosby, Stills & Nash
More than four decades since Crosby, Stills & Nash played their first concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members have continued to soldier on, writing, recording and performing in one of the most influential creative partnerships in music. Members David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times, once with Crosby, Stills & Nash and a second time with The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and The Hollies, respectively. They have also been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, recognizing both the group and each member as individual solo artists. Through changing times, various configurations and acclaimed solo careers, Crosby, Stills & Nash have continued to tour and record as "three together," their self-titled 1969 debut LP kicking things off and named one of Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."
When: Tuesday, doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.
Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive
Charleston Pirate Festival
The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, the Friends of the Old Exchange and the Charleston Maritime Center will again be hosting the Charleston Pirate Festival. The second annual family event recalls the "Golden Age of Piracy," when Charleston was visited by pirates such as Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet. The festival features pirate-themed activities for families and history buffs alike. Colonial and maritime history booths will be set-up by the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, the Powder Magazine, Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, Charles Town Landing, the GIbbes Museum of Art, the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, the United States Coast Guard, Friends of the Hunley, Caw Caw County Park, the S.C. Aquarium and more. Lectures and programs will be running throughout the day, including the art of Colonial cooking and the contributions of black pirates. A costume contest will be held at 12:30 p.m.
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St.
For more info: charlestonpiratefestival.com
Custom Home + Remodel Show
Now in its 10th year, this year's Custom Home + Remodel Show promises to be the biggest and best yet. With thousands of custom home products on display from some of the most recognized and respected local companies, anyone looking to do home improvements is sure to find inspiration. Highlights of the show will include a backyard makeover contest with a $20,000 giveaway, grilling demonstrations featuring Jack Waiboer of the reality show "BBQ Pitmasters" and more.
When: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium, 68 Hagood Ave.
Price: Free on Friday; $7 on Saturday and Sunday for ages 13 and over
For more info: www.customhomeandremodelshow.com
Charity softball game
Next week, the South Carolina Highway Patrol will slug it out with the Georgia Highway Patrol in a charity softball game to benefit Special Olympics. Major League Baseball player and celebrity coach Orlando "O-Dog" Hudson will meet fans and give autographs. First pitch for the softball game will be at 4:30 p.m. followed by the RiverDogs game at 7:05 p.m., where it will be Law Enforcement Appreciation Night. Tickets are available at Crews Chevrolet, 8199 Rivers Ave, in North Charleston.
When: Tuesday, softball game starts at 4:30 p.m. with the RiverDogs game starting at 7:05 p.m.
Where: Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St.
Price: $5, includes admission to the softball game and RiverDogs game
For more info: 484-0966 (Crews Chevrolet) or riverdogs.com
Charleston Pride Festival
After making the move last year to downtown Charleston from North Charleston, organizers of the Charleston Pride Festival promised a bigger and better event, and they certainly delivered. That same vow has rolled over into this year's plans, too, with nine days of events on the books. The festival, which started Aug. 2, continues today with a Takeover Charleston event at DIG in the Park, followed by The Patti O'Furniture Show at Dudley's on Ann. A meet-and-greet event will be at the Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown on Friday, with an after-party at Pantheon. Saturday is the culmination of the Charleston Pride Festival, with the 9 a.m. parade running through the streets of downtown Charleston (optimal viewing is on King Street) and the 11 a.m.-3 p.m. rally at Brittlebank Park, complete with live music and entertainment for all ages; an after-party will end the night at Mad River. The festival will wrap up Sunday with a Drag Brunch at Tabbuli.
When: Through Sunday
Where: Various locations
Price: Price varies depending on event
For more info: www.charlestonpride.com
First broadcast in 1987, the Discovery Channel's Shark Week has elevated to one of the most anticipated must-see summer TV events. Now television's longest running annual series, this year's event will up the ante with 13 shark-filled specials coupled with a live talk show each night. The 27th annual Shark Week kicks off Saturday, and the South Carolina Aquarium continues celebrating its own Shark Week in the days prior. Through Sunday, attendees will be able to check out shark education stations and shark art, pet a bamboo shark, see divers swim with sharks in a special Shark Show at the Great Ocean Tank and more.
When: Through Sunday
Where: South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf
Price: Admission is $24.95-$29.95 for adults, $17.95-$22.95 for children ages 3-12; toddlers and members get in free
For more info: scaquarium.org/sharkweek or 577-FISH (3474)