The days before school starts back are dwindling down, so take advantage of what the Lowcountry has to offer in these last few summer events in Charleston. From concerts to plays, there’s plenty to do to beat the heat this weekend.
Friday, August 2
Music on the Green Concert Series.Enjoy a beautiful Lowcountry evening as you listen to the Travis Allison Band’s unique mix of original songs and reworked covers from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and blankets. Foods and beverages will be available for purchase. The concert will be held in the center of Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island. Free.
Saturday, August 3
Calligraphy Workshop. Learn the traditional art of calligraphy in this workshop for beginners, or, if you are ready to apply your knowledge, make a sophisticated piece of artwork in the intermediate session. Everything you need to learn this beautiful artform will be included in your class fee. The beginners’ class is from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the intermediate class is from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Each class is $30 for museum members and $40 for non-members. Charleston Museum.
James Island County Park Reggae Concert Series. Mystic Vibrations headline the second installment of this concert series. Food and beverage will be available for on-site purchase, so no outside coolers are allowed into the concert. Adult tickets are $8, and children 12 and under are admitted free. The gates open at 8 p.m. and the concert begins at 8:30.
Sherlock Holmes and Charleston History Mystery. What happens when a comedy troupe combines Britain’s most famous detective and the intrigue of Charleston’s storied past? You get an interactive play that will have the entire family guessing who’s the culprit. Adults are $24, students and military are $22, and children under 12 are $15. Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre. 164 Church Street (downtown).
Charleston Farmers Market. See what’s in season this week. Browse over 100 kiosks for fresh produce, local art, and fresh food. Marion Square. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.
Sunday, August 4
Bulls Island Beach Drop. Experience one of the most untouched stretches of beach on the east coast as you explore the 7 miles of Bulls Island. Accessible only by boat, this island is perfect for hiking, photography, and bird watching. Participants will have five hours (12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) to explore the island on their own before catching the return boat to Awendaw. $40 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under.