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Support Upcoming Arts Events And Charities in Charleston

Slip on your little black dress for a night at the theater, soak up the fall sunshine at an outdoor concert or hone your artistic side with these upcoming events around Charleston. From Broadway performers to creative and quirky shoe design, there’s an artistic niche for everyone wanting to support the arts and local charities.


Photo Credit: bangsshoes.com

Shoes designed by local artists will be on auction to support charities providing clean water, disaster relief and education. You can bid or get crafty and design your own shoes with supplies from local art shops. Sponsored by Holy City Brewery, King of Pops, Roti Rolls, Auto Bahn and Cannonborough Beverage Co.

WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2013 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

WHERE: Redux Studios
136 St. Philip Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Ph. 843-722-0697

Photo Credit: magnoliaplantation.com

Photo Credit: magnoliaplantation.com

Support local artists and artisans at Autumn on the Ashley, a two-day craft fair, set in the beautiful Magnolia Plantation. The open-air exhibition showcases craft jewelry, wood work, pottery, folk art and demonstrations from groups including Master Gardeners and Lowcountry Woodcarvers.

WHEN: Saturday, October 12-13 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
3550 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414
Ph. 843-571-1266

Follypalooza2The 6th annual Follypalooza at Folly Beach features a variety of music, cuisine and beverages from local restaurants and food trucks, art vendors and games to benefit locals with cancer.

WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2013 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Center Street
Folly Beach, SC 29439


Photo Credit: soundofcharleston.com

Photo Credit: soundofcharleston.com

Discover Charleston’s musical heritage in the Sound of Charleston, a 75-minute concert with inspiring Civil War, gospel, Gershwin and Jazz harmonies. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 17 – Saturday, November 30, 2013 7 p.m.

WHERE: Circular Congregational Church
150 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ph. 843.270.4903

Photo Credit: charlestonstage.com

Photo Credit: charlestonstage.com

Join Holmes enthusiasts in this award winning adaptation of Sherlock’s final exciting, romantic and murderous mystery.

WHEN: Friday, October 18 – Sunday, November 3, 2013 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Dock Street Theater
135 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ph. 843-577-7183




main_fit_300_jpg1378323378-originalTravel back to the roaring 20s at the Red Party, Gatsby-themed costume soirée at the Old Charleston Jail downtown. Swing to live music, take the highest bid in a silent auction or sip on cocktails and sample fine local food including HoM Burger, Salthouse Catering, Butcher & Bee and Fuel. Tickets include two complimentary drinks and the buffet and proceeds benefit the American College of the Building Arts. (And if the party gets the best of you, join the Recovery Brunch, Saturday, October 26 at noon at the Social Restaurant & Wine Bar).

WHEN: Friday, October 25, 2013 7 p.m.
WHERE: American college of the Building Arts
21 Magazine St.
Charleston, SC 29401


Set in the beautiful Point of Pines plantation, the Edisto Island Blue Grass Festival features both local and national southern favorites, including the Lonesome River Band and Bluestone Ramblers. Edisto flavors from Flowers Seafood Company to Po Pigs Bo–B-Q Shack accompany the music and festivities. Proceeds will go to the Edisto Island Preservation Alliance.

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2013 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

WHERE: Point of Pines Plantation
Point of Pines Rd
Edisto Island, SC 29438

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