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Contents April, May, June 2013

FEATURES

Crowd Pleasers 14 66th Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens 16 French Quarter Art Walk 27 Antiques on The Sweet Tea Trail 34 The Mount Pleasant Waterfront 53 North Charleston Arts Festival 55 Piccolo Spoleto 60 The Powder Magazine Spotlight on the Arts 18  Spoleto Festival USA Uniquely Charleston 24 Folly Boat Messages Cobblestones of the Past 28 A Sacred Place: Drayton Hall’s African Burial Ground 4 www.charlestongateway.com

2013 Spoleto Festival USA Behind the Garden Gate, photo by Julia Lynn

Vol. 65 No. 2

What’s Cookin’? 38 On the Menu in Charleston Tea Rooms

IN EVERY ISSUE Welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Shopping Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Dining Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Sightseeing Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Calendars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Tides. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Downtown Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Area Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

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to C h a r l e s to n It’s spring in Charleston and everywhere you look, a riot of heavenly smelling blooms delight the senses. Spring is also packed with exciting and entertaining events. Take your time going through this issue of Charleston Gateway and choose your favorites. If you are visiting during Spoleto Festival USA, take advantage of the rich and varied schedule of performing arts throughout the city. We have highlighted a few of the events and provided information about where to find the complete schedule. While you are visiting, take the short drive over the bridge to Mount Pleasant and spend the day on the waterfront at Shem Creek Park or Waterfront Memorial Park. Both offer wonderful public spaces with spectacular views. Read more in this issue’s “Crowd Pleaser.” Thank you for visiting Historic Charleston. Please let us know how you enjoyed your stay, and how we can better serve you during your next visit! Now you can find us on Facebook—search “Charleston Gateway and the Charleston Map Guide,” and online, www.charlestongateway.com. Scan our new QR code and find even more information for the perfect Charleston vacation.

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66th Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens Through April 20

Experience the intimate charm and elegance found only beyond Charleston’s private garden gates and historic thresholds during Historic Charleston Foundation’s 66th Annual Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens. Set amid the historic ambience of the city’s Old & Historic District, this series of award-winning tours showcases Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. These tours provide a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences, dating to the 18th century. Charleston has been renowned for three centuries as “a city set in a garden.” The Festival is set during the peak of the city’s blooming season, and tours feature seven to ten properties each day in one of eleven neighborhoods, dating from the American colonial period, through the antebellum and Victorian eras, to early 20th century. Beautiful architecture and lush gardens are woven throughout the historic neighborhoods of Charleston, which has consistently been named among the ten most courteous and friendly cities in America. There is a lot to experience during the Festival of Houses and Gardens. In addition to music, literary and culinary offerings, Morning History Walks, led by Charleston’s most experienced guides, are two-hour walking tours of the Old & Historic District that provide the perfect background for the afternoon or evening house and garden tours. No private sites or interiors are included on these tours. Tours depart from The Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation, 108 Meeting Street. Check in promptly at 9:15 am. For more information and tickets, call 843-722-3405 or visit www.historiccharleston.org.


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Spotlight on the Arts

Spoleto Festival USA

May 24-June 9

Above: Shantala, photo courtesy of Shantala; Right: Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia, photo by Miguel Angel Gonzalez

For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston’s historic theatres, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists and emerging performers in disciplines ranging from opera, theater, music theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music, as well as the visual arts. The 37th Annual Festival will present one of the largest lineups in recent history, with expanded dance and theater offerings and two original opera productions, as well as a wide range of classical and contemporary music. The magnitude of this year’s program is particularly noteworthy as the Festival is facing two seasons without one of its primary venues, the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, which is undergoing a major renovation. In addition to relocating its on-site box office operations to the Charleston Visitor Center at 375 Meeting Street, Spoleto is transforming the TD Arena at the College of Charleston from a state-of-the-art basketball facility to an acoustically balanced performance venue for Spoleto music and dance performances, complete with a traditional stage and full theatrical lighting. Spoleto Festival USA has firmly established itself as one of the world’s major arts festivals, presenting a program of non-stop arts events since its inception in 1977. One of its tenets is to provide young performers the opportunity to work with veteran directors, designers and performers. The wide range of performances this year is guaranteed to generate excitement. Spain’s renowned Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía will take the stage on May 31, June 1, and June 2, at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena. Soloists Pastora Galván and Rocío Molina, are considered by many to be two of the most exciting dancers working in flamenco 18 www.charlestongateway.com


Clockwise from left: Jared Grimes, photo by Rosalie O’Connor; Oedipus, photo by Helen Warner; Punch Brothers, photo by Danny Clinch

today. Other dance performances include tap phenom, Jared Grimes, who has danced alongside Ben Vereen and Gregory Hines, along with an impressive list of dance performances. The Dock Street Theatre will host the American premiere of the opera Matsukaze, composed by Toshio Hosokaw, on May 24, 26, June 1, 4 and 8. This moving opera is a story about two sisters who are in love with the same man and will be sung in German with English supertitles. Compagnie XY will make their Spoleto Festival USA debut with a quintessentially French circus spectacle of heart-stopping stunts, stunning skill and distinctive style. The highly popular Le Grand C will appear at Memminger Auditorium May 22-June 1. Theatre lovers have a lot to look forward to this season, with A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream performed by puppets and a two part science fiction thriller. www.charlestongateway.com 19


Below: JOHNNYSWIM, photo courtesy of JOHNNYSWIM; Bottom: Eli Degibri, photo courtesy of Eli Degibri

Above: Dock Street Theater, photo by Julia Lynn

Always a favorite, the Westminster Choir will perform two concerts on May 30 and June 3. Joseph Flummerfelt makes his farewell appearance as Spoleto’s Artistic Director for Choral Activities with a performance of Verdi’s Requiem. Flummerfelt will be conducting the Westminster Choir, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in perhaps the most moving and memorable concert of the Festival season. In a first-ever collaboration, Spoleto Festival USA, the Charleston Horticultural Society, and The Garden Conservancy present “Behind the Garden Gate,” a self-guided tour through more than half a dozen of Charleston’s beautiful private gardens, many of which have never been on public tour. Always highly anticipated, the Spoleto Festival USA Finale will again be held at Middleton Place and feature the Red Stick Ramblers, a unique hybrid of Cajun, honky-tonk and swing. Bring the family and a picnic to enjoy this high energy group, featuring a twin-fiddle frontline backed by a versatile rhythm section of guitar, bass and drums. The gates open at 3:30 pm and the concert begins at 8:30 pm. Ticket price includes entrance to Middleton Place. To purchase tickets or see a complete list of performances and venues, visit www.spoletousa.org, or call 843-579-3100. 20 www.charlestongateway.com


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Charleston’s Historic Market is one of the area’s must see attractions. Having survived a tumultuous past, the Market has outlasted tornadoes, hurricanes, a major earthquake and devastation by fires and Civil War bombardment. Over 200 years ago, a wealthy Charleston family willed land to the town of Charleston to be used as a public market, with the stipulation that the property revert to the family if used for any other purpose. To this day, the charming Charleston City Market is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. Market Hall faces Meeting Street as the main entrance to four blocks of openair buildings. One-of-a-kind shops and restaurants have something for every taste. Charleston’s famous carriage tours also depart from the area.

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Uniquely Charleston

Folly Boat Messages

On September 21, 1989, Hurricane Hugo roared through the Lowcountry with winds reaching 135 miles per hour and a 15 foot storm surge. After months of cleanup, a 30 foot, white boat was left stranded on the side of the road to Folly Beach, just past the Piggly Wiggly, wedged between the road and the salt marsh. No one ever claimed it, and residents began using the landlocked boat as an open air canvas. Through the years, messages relaying birthday wishes, congratulations on a job well done, requiems for loved ones and marriage proposals have been painted on the side of the Folly Boat. If it can be painted, it’s probably been there at least once. Today, there is a website, Facebook page and Twitter account devoted to the Folly Boat, with photos of many of the messages through the years. Last year, a group of volunteers spent a day scraping nearly 5 inches of paint off of the hull, leaving a fresh canvas for future artists, as well as keeping the sagging paint out of the marsh. If you want to paint the Folly Boat, there are a few rules you must follow. Anyone can paint the boat, residents and visitors alike. The most important rule is to park off of the road. You will be cited if you leave your car tires on Folly Road. Of course, don’t paint the road or pollute the marsh with paint, and take all of your trash with you when you leave. After you’ve decided what you want to say, buy enough paint to do the job, remembering that you’ve got to have paint to cover the previous message. It’s quite a lot of work to cover the boat, so take your friends and family with you and make it fun. Bring your camera and take a few shots of your masterpiece before you leave—it probably won’t be there long! Find more about the Folly Boat on Facebook and www.follyboat.com.


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TERRACE OAKS

Antique Mall Charleston, S.C.

90+ Quality Booths 11,000 sq ft

Chosen Treasures Fine Gifts & Judaica at

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim First Reform Congregation in US Mon-Sat 10-5:30 • 843-795-9689 2037 Maybank (Hwy. 700) One mile from Folly Rd.

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Reservation Service & Rentals Daily•Weekly•Monthly Carriage Houses and Privately Owned Condos in Historic District and Full Equipped Monthly Rentals www.historiccharlestonbedandbreakfast.com

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Needlepoint, Knitting & More Tues.-Sat. 10-5 • 843-557-0401 www.itsastitch.net 3464 Maybank Hwy., Ste. D & E Johns Island

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This N That Beads & More

Beads, handcrafted items, alterations, custom jewelry and much more! Classes available • Handicapped Accessible 911 Central Ave., Summerville, SC 29483 843-771-3077

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A ladies’ boutique of simple elegance 130 S. Main St., Summerville 843.871.6745 • maggieroseinc.com 843.261.9276 102 Central Avenue Summerville, SC 29483 thevillageknittery.com Simply Vintage 213 North Cedar

Tea Farm Cottage 808 North Cedar

Specializing in Vintage Chic, Handmade Treasures & Antiques 843-323-1825 • Summerville, SC

Fabric, Books, Patterns, Notions, Quilts, Sewing Machines Voted One of the Top Quilting Shops in the USA!

Downtown Summerville 129 West Richardson Ave. 843.871.8872

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Historic SUMMERVILLE

In a world with too many national chain stores and not enough of the independent, mom and pop, boutique stores of days gone by, Summerville, with its small-town values and historic roots, does not disappoint. Only 18 miles from Charleston via I-26 to Exit 199-A or Hwy. 61 past the Gardens, you’ll find the historic village of Summerville. The “Flowertown in the Pines” offers unique boutiques, ladies & children’s clothing, gifts, toys, restaurants, antiques, fabric, jewelry and much more!

Main Street Antiques Voted #1 Antique Store in Summerville

Antiques, Consignment & Unique Gifts New items arriving daily Over 6500 sq ft

Monday-Saturday, 10:30-5:00 200-A North Main St., Summerville 843.879.9529

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Antiques & Artisans Primitive to Polished For the Home & Garden

110 W. 9th N. St. • 843-637-7776 Tues-Sat 10am-5pm squirrelsnestsummerville.com

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Follow Summerville’s

Sweet Tea Summerville, South Carolina

is the birthplace of Sweet Tea! Enjoy our Sweet Tea (and our Southern hospitality) by following our “Sweet Tea Trail” of shops, restaurants and other attractions.

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Pick up a “Sweet Tea Trail” map at the Visitor Center — and enjoy all that our charming town has to offer. You’ll soon find yourself feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and thinking this is exactly how life should be. Summerville Visitor Center 402 N. Main St. • Summerville, SC Just 24 miles from Charleston

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2nd Sundays in Summerville— Antiques on The Sweet Tea Trail

Here in the Lowcountry, one of our favorite cold beverages is sweet tea. It is served in nearly every restaurant, and if you visit the home of a local, you will mostly likely find a pitcher in the refrigerator. Today, the Charleston Tea Plantation, on Wadmalaw Island, is the only company to grow tea in North America and is open for tours daily. Call 843-5590383 for more information. The tea plant was imported to the Lowcountry and landed about 20 miles inland, in Summerville, in the late 1700s by way of the Ashley River. Tea was eventually successfully grown on Summerville’s Pinehurst Tea Plantation until the plants were moved to Wadmalaw Island at the beginning of the twentieth century. On the second Sunday of each month, Summerville hosts a 2nd Sunday event, Antiques on the Sweet Tea Trail. Each month Summerville antique stores are open from 1-4 pm with special promotions and a fun monthly theme. Enjoy delicious treats at each store and relax at a local tea room after you’ve made the rounds—there is even a sweet tea cupcake available! The Summerville Visitor’s Center is the starting point for your day, with maps and info available. For more info, call 843-873-8535 or visit www.VisitSummerville.com. www.charlestongateway.com 27


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A Sacred Place: Drayton Hall’s African Burial Ground Circa 1738, Drayton Hall began with the purchase of an advertised 350-acre tract along the banks of the Ashley River amongst other prominent Carolinians and their plantations. Envisioned by the 23-year-old John Drayton (1715-1779), Drayton Hall served as his family’s home-seat, both a primary residence and management center for his vast plantation network spanning the colonies of South Carolina and Georgia, and growing to more than 76,000 acres. The ability of these Drayton plantations to be successful in indigo, rice, and cattle was dependent upon the herculean effort of the enslaved people brought from Africa. The total number of enslaved people residing on the numerous plantations within Drayton’s plantation network, and over multiple Drayton generations, is currently unknown. Although the numbers are unknown, evidence of their existence can still be seen on the Lowcountry landscape. At Drayton Hall the most dynamic testament of their presence is their burial ground, known today as A Sacred Place: the African American Cemetery.

Memorial at Drayton Hall’s African-American Cemetery, photo by Daniel Stewart

The final resting place of an untold number of enslaved Africans and their descendents, the burial ground was possibly first used by the enslaved people that pre-existed Drayton Hall and continued into the twentieth century. The first documentary record of the burial ground is a map simply labeled “B G Field 10 acres” likely drafted by Charles Drayton around 1790. Oral histories from descendents of those who chose to remain at Drayton Hall after the American Civil War explain the traditions and practices of the burial ground. 28 www.charlestongateway.com


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The freedmen after the Civil War worked for the mining companies that mined phosphate at Drayton Hall. One of the descendents was Richmond Herschel Bowens, Jr. (1908-1998). He was born to Richmond and Anna Bowens on September 2, 1908, at Drayton Hall. Bowens was raised on the former plantation; his ability to remember the property and the people was uncanny. His recollections, beginning around 1918, detail many aspects of life for the African American community at Drayton Hall before the Second World War. On February 24, 1997, less than two years before his own passing and interment at Drayton Hall, Bowens recounted and reflected on the cemetery. His first recollection of the cemetery at Drayton Hall was the burial of his father, who died when Bowens was 12 years old. As he recalled the burial and funeral, he also included the memories of other burials at Drayton Hall. He recounted that the deceased’s body was, first, cleaned and dressed in the fashion deemed appropriate by the family, typically handled by neighbors and community members. The body remained in the household for a few days, with family and community members visiting and staying up, Counterclockwise: Young or “sits up” as referenced by Bowens, with the body until Richmond Bowens with it was time for burial. A similar account was entered by Charles Drayton, I, into his diary on September 14, 1800, that Mother Anna Bryan Bowens and Aunt Harriett May Dumplin, the Drayton cook, has stayed out late “sitting up… with the corpse…” of Jack, noted by Charles Drayton as being his faithful groom. This tradition is noted by numerous historians as coming from Africa and being maintained throughout the generations. The funeral service described by Bowens consisted of scripture readings, and a “dismissal” of the deceased from their household and the land. The body having been placed in the casket is then placed in the grave. Each grave was dug on an east-west axis allowing the deceased to face east toward the rising sun, which followed the traditions of earlier burials at Drayton Hall. With the casket placed in the grave, dirt is placed back into the grave bringing the dirt above grade to protect the grave from puddling rain water. The gravesite, typically, received markers cut from a smaller-diameter tree. The markers would remain round, unmarked, and be placed at both the head and the foot, with the foot marker being shorter than the head marker. It was also customary to place objects that the deceased cherished atop the gravesite, known as “dressing a grave.” Another commonly supported Africanism is the placement of objects, or “grave goods,” on gravesites to identify the occupation and status of the deceased, proclaiming the life enjoyed. In the case of Bowens’ father, the family placed his barbering tools, clippers, razor, hairbrush, and comb, from his work as a community barber. They placed a name tag given to the family by the Dr. D. P. Ordway Plaster Company on the gravesite as Bowens’ father worked as a sales agent for the medicinal plaster company. A mustache cup with saucer was also 30 www.charlestongateway.com


placed on the gravesite as Bowens recalled, saying his father drank his tea, not liking coffee, from a mustache cup. The cup had a guard to keep a heavy mustache from getting into the drink while drinking. Bowens also recalled his mother’s grave receiving cockle-wares, a vase with flowers, and the tools of a seamstress. The completion of the burial and funeral service did not mark the end of remembrance of the deceased. In fact it was always customary for those buried at Drayton Hall to have a second “sermon” or service held six months to a year after the burial in remembrance of them. In recent years, Drayton Hall, a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has been participating in remembering with the descendents of those buried on the property. On the 100th anniversary of Richmond Bowens’ birth, a ceremony and celebration was held, entitled, Ways of Remembering: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Richmond Bowens, 1908-1998. It in turn led to the erection and dedication of the African American Memorial Archway at the path leading into the cemetery to commemorate all those interred at Drayton Hall. When you enter this place remember that it is sacred. Also, remember that it is left in a natural state, per the wishes of descendents, to maintain a peaceful rest for all those known and unknown in this burial ground. Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public and the nation’s earliest example of fully executed Palladian architecture. Never Top: Richmond Bowens at modernized with electric lighting, plumbing, or central heating Drayton Hall or air conditioning, the main house is unfurnished, allowing Above: Richmond H. the beauty of the original architectural details to become the Bowens, Sr. Below: Drayton Hall, focus for visitors. Admission includes daily tours and programs. photo by Charlotte Caldwell For more info, call 843-769-2600 or visit www.draytonhall.org.

Images courtesy of Drayton Hall, unless otherwise noted.


Harbor Tour & Carriage Tour COMBO TICKET Adults: $36.50 for one LOW PRICE!

Kids 4-11: $25.00 Kids under 4: FREE

Call either location and ask for the

Harbor Tour & Carriage Tour COMBO TICKET! PALMETTO CARRIAGE WORKS

OPEN DAILY 9am to 5pm. Tickets: 40 N. Market St. (Rainbow Shops)

Charleston’s most popular tour! A carriage tour of Charleston is a blend of knowledge, wit, humor, and history. Your one-hour CARRIAGE TOUR will travel 25 to 30 blocks of Charleston’s famous historic downtown district. Your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating stories and facts about the buildings, history, architecture, flora and people of Charleston. Easy access carriage loading ramp.

Carriage Tours depart from the Palmetto “RED BARN” at 8 Guignard St. Buy tickets at our shop at 40 N. Market St. (Rainbow Shops). GPS setting: 8 Anson St.

CHARLESTON

HARBOR TOURS

Harbor Tours depart from the Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St., approx. one block south of the South Carolina Aquarium. Check tour schedule and order tickets online - just scan the tag above.

GET 3 HOURS OF FREE DOWNTOWN PARKING BUY TICKETS at Palmetto Carriage!

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843-723-8145 CHARLESTON HARBOR TOURS

Tours depart DAILY at 11:30 • 1:30 • 3:30.

(9:30 AM tour available in April & June 24-Aug. 18) Relaxing live-narrated, 90-minute, non-stop tour of Charleston Harbor on our smooth-sailing tour boat Carolina Belle. DOLPHIN SIGHTINGS are common and great fun to watch! Over 75 points of interest including up-close views of FORT SUMTER, plus the Battery and Patriots Point! Snack bar on board. Private charters and group dinner cruises available. Advance purchase recommended. Buy COMBO tickets on our web site, at the boat, or call our ticketing company Zerve. FREE PARKING at the Charleston Maritime Center–Buy tickets at Chas. Harbor Tours!

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You’ve seen her gliding across Charleston harbor. It’s time that you experienced the Pride too! Come aboard the Pride – an 84-foot Tall Ship that sails with the wind and tides making every cruise unique. Rated one of the ‘Top 10 things to do in Charleston’ by Southern Living and Trip Advisor, and one of the ‘Top 10 Sunset Cruises’ by Coastal Living. Sailing on the Pride is an experience you won’t soon forget. Daytime cruises offer spectacular views and frequent dolphin sightings; sunset cruises add a sunkissed glow and a warm, romantic ambiance. Because she sails within the shelter of the harbor, the Pride glides smoothly across the water.

If the winds are calm, her quiet engines move her along nicely. The Afternoon Dolphin Cruises and Evening Sunset Sails depart DAILY from the Aquarium Wharf near the SC Aquarium. Buy tickets on our web site or call our ticketing company Zerve.

Tickets also available at: Charleston Harbor Tours 10 Wharfside Street Private charters and group rates available. Call 843-722-1112. Scan tag to view buy tickets online and see sail schedule.

DOLPHIN sightings are common!

Cruises fill quickly; advance purchase is strongly recommended.

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There’s Something for Everyone on The Mount Pleasant Waterfront

For many years, the area around Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant has been known for its seafood restaurants and its night life, with some great views of the creek and the marsh. Now residents and visitors have two beautiful waterfront parts to enjoy: Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park and Shem Creek Park. Known as the crown jewel of Mount Pleasant, Memorial Waterfront Park offers more than just your average park. The relatively new park is located under the grand entryway to the town, at the base of the Ravenel Bridge. The park offers plenty of lawn for enjoying family picnics, a nautical-themed playground modeled after the bridge that provides shade for visitors watching the boats pass by, and enjoying soft-serve ice cream from the River Watch Cafe. The cafe offers beautiful views of Charleston Harbor and a 1,250-foot-long pier where you can sit and swing a while. Memorial Waterfront Park is also home to the Kruger B. Smith Visitor Center, Cooper River Room, Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion and War Memorial. The Town of Mount Pleasant welcomed the community and visitors to the opening of Shem Creek Park in October 2012. Featuring 2,200 feet of boardwalk from Coleman Boulevard to near the mouth of the creek at Charleston Harbor, Shem Creek Park offers 250 feet of floating dock space, plus a commercial fishing dock. Travel by boat to eat at a creek restaurant or take the local water taxi from Shem Creek to Patriots Point or downtown Charleston. Motorists will have a choice of 35 parking spaces next to public restrooms. Shem Creek Park is the permanent home for an educational art piece, a nine-foot tall Pelican Sculpture created by School of the Arts students using marine debris collected in local waterways. From the tires at the base of the sculpture, to his bottle-capped beak, Pete the Pelican is covered by marine trash to raise awareness of the ever-growing problem of marine debris and how it affects local waterways and sea life. For more information about visiting Mount Pleasant, call 843-884-8517 or visit www.comeonovermp.com. www.charlestongateway.com 35


A.W. Shuck’s

35 Market St., Downtown

Bocci’s Italian Restaurant 158 Church St., Downtown

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

99 South Market St., Downtown

Carolina Queen Riverboat Cruises 17 Lockwood Drive, Charleston

Hyman’s Seafood

215 Meeting St., Downtown

Mama Kim’s

349 King Street, Downtown

Middleton Place Restaurant

Ashley River Rd. (Hwy. 61), Charleston

Sticky Fingers

235 Meeting St., Charleston 341 Johnnie Dodd Blvd., Mt. Pleasant 1200 N. Main St., Summerville

Tommy Condon’s

160 Church St., Downtown

Wholly Cow Ice Cream

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What’s Cookin’?

On the Menu in Charleston Tea Rooms

Church Tea Rooms offer a glimpse into how this mannerly city fetes the public through church tea rooms. Many of the receipts, or recipes to those who are from off, have been handed down and improved upon from one generation to the next. St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Tea Room, one of the oldest, will be held April 22-26, 11:30am-2pm, on Church Street just south of the market. Guests may dine outside in the beautiful courtyard or on the veranda. Plenty of indoor seating is available as well, with live piano music to accompany lunch. A delivery service to downtown locations and takeout lunches are available by calling 843-722-7921 or visit www.stphilipschurchsc.org. Grace Episcopal Church Tea Room, on Wentworth St., is held May 27-June 7, 11:30am2pm. A gift shop, the Church Mouse Boutique, is also available. For more information, call 843-723-4575 or visit www.gracechurchcharleston.org. Second Presbyterian Church’s “Seconds Please” Tea Room, on Meeting St., is held in the Parish Hall, across the street from the Farmers Market, on May 24-25 & May 31-June 1, from 11am-2pm. For more information, call 843-723-9237 or visit www.secondpresbyterianchurch.org. This recipe has been on the menu at St. Philip’s since the Tea Room started and is taken from Charleston Receipts, first published in 1950.

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Charleston Concert Association April 25, 2013 6:30 - 9:30 pm Fabulous Live and Silent Auction Items, Fun, Food, Cocktails and Entertainment. Information and tickets: 843. 727. 1216 | CharlestonConcerts.org


SightseeingD I R E C T O R Y CHARLESTON VISITOR RECEPTION & TRANSPORTATION CENTER 375 Meeting St. Open 8:30am-5pm daily. 843-853-8000. Edisto Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 206, Edisto Island, SC 29438. 843-869-3867. Toll free 888-333-2781. eichamber@aol.com. www.edistochamber.com. MOUNT PLEASANT/ISLE OF PALMS VISITOR CENTER 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd. Open 9am-5pm daily. 843-849-9172. SUMMERVILLE VISITOR CENTER 402 N. Main St. (Hwy. 17A). 843-8738535. www.visitsummerville.com.

TOURS & ATTRACTIONS Audubon Center at Beidler Forest The Lowcountry’s “real swamp” experience!! Francis Beidler Forest contains the largest virgin stand of Baldcypress/Tupelo Gum swamp forest in the world. 1000year old trees, abundant native wildlife abound in this untouched Audubon Society sanctuary. Boardwalk trail, or canoeing in season. Tues-Sun 9-5. 843462-2150. www.beidlerforest.com. 336 Sanctuary Road, Harleyville, SC 29448. Carolina Queen Riverboat Cruises Come aboard the Carolina Queen, Charleston’s only authentic river boat for a fun filled afternoon or evening. The Queen is Charleston Harbor’s newest vessel and she specializes in special events and private charters. Wednesday night Murder Mystery Cruises, Craft Beer Cruises throughout the summer and fall, Sunday Brunch Cruises and Holiday Cruises. Please visit our website 40 www.charlestongateway.com


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www.charlestonharbortours.com or call 843-722-1112 for information. CHARLESTON GHOST & DUNGEON WALKING TOUR/ Bulldog Tours This is the tour filmed for The Travel Channel’s America’s Most Haunted Places! Explore the streets, alleyways, cemeteries, churches, and pre-revolutionary dungeon! 1 1/2 hour walking tour, nightly at 7 & 9pm. Resv. required. $2 off each adult w/ ad. Credit cards accepted. 40 N. Market St. 9am-10pm. 843-722-8687. CHARLESTON GHOST & GRAVEYARD WALKING TOUR/ Bulldog Tours An exclusive opportunity to walk inside the gates of one of Charleston’s oldest graveyards after dark. When all the other tours are looking in, you’ll be on the inside. 1 1/2 hour walking tour, nightly at 7:30 & 9:30pm. Resv. required. $2 off each adult w/ad. Credit cards accepted. 40 N. Market St. 843-722-8687.


Charleston Harbor Tours Aboard the Carolina Belle Enjoy a live-narrated “Harbor of History Tour” aboard the Carolina Belle. You’ll see 75 points of interest including Ft. Sumter, Ravenel Bridge, the “Battery,” Patriots Point and the “Holy City” skyline. This non-stop tour departs daily at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30, Feb-Nov. Tickets and departure from Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St. 843-722-1112 (DS, MC, V). Book online at www.charlestonharbortours.com or 800-979-3370. Local 843-722-1112. Available for private charter. Charleston Strolls Walk with history Featured in the New York Times, this two hour walking tour is the best way to see the historic district. Enjoy famous landmarks, antebellum mansions, quaint alleys, & hidden gardens. $20 per adult, 7-12 $10. Daily, 10am. Departs from Mills House Hotel (corner of Meeting & Queen). Resv. 843-766-2080. THE DARK SIDE OF CHARLESTON WALKING TOUR/ Bulldog Tours An uncensored look – full of corruption, crime, torture, scandal, and sordid affairs. Charleston’s only uncensored tour. Adults only. 1 1/2 hr. walking tour, nightly at 8 & 10pm. Resv. required. $2 off each adult w/ad. Credit cards accepted. 40 N. Market St. 843-722-8687. HAUNTED JAIL TOUR/Bulldog Tours Tour the Old City Jail, which housed some of Charleston’s most infamous criminals, 19th c. pirates & Civil War prisoners. 45 min. tour. 40 N Market St. Resv. required. $2 off each adult w/ ad. 7, 8, 9, & 10pm nightly. Credit cards accepted. 843-722-8687. Nature Adventures Kayak, Canoe & Hiking Outfitters The area’s oldest & most respected guide service. Families welcome! See dolphin & pelicans by kayak! Master Naturalist

The Swamp is Calling Pristine... Untouched... Wild... 1000-yr.-old Cypress trees and native wildlife abound Take I-26 W from Charleston to Exit 187 and follow “BEIDLER FOREST” signs. 336 Sanctuary Road Harleyville, SC 29448 843-462-2150 www.beidlerforest.com

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CYPRESS GARDENS

Bald Cypress Swamp, Butterfly Cypress Swamp, Butterfly House,House, Boats, Boats, Alligators, Swamparium, Alligators, Swamparium, Heritage Bridges, Museum, Heritage Museum, Flower Gardens andNature NatureTrails Trails!& more! Beautiful Scenic Blackwater Swamp! 20 min. North of N. Charleston, off Hwy 52 West. (15 minutes from Northwoods Mall) 3030 Cypress Gardens Rd., Moncks Corner, SC 29461

& Certified Kayak Instructors. Kayaks or canoes. Rentals or Tours! 843-568-3222 or 800-673-0679. www.natureadventuresoutfitters.com or www.KayakCharlestonSC.com. PALMETTO BREEZE Since 1987, clients have been trusting AquaSafaris for all of their boating adventures. Dolphin watching, sunset tours, pirate adventures for kids, inshore & offshore fishing and private cruises available on the spacious Palmetto Breeze catamaran. 843-886-8133 or www.palmettobreeze.com for rates and schedules. Palmetto Carriage Works The oldest carriage company in the city, our tour guides have been driving carriages longer than anyone else. We offer free parking at our front door, an easy loading platform and 100% satisfaction guarantee. Experience value, and a guarantee! Come tour with us! 843723-8145. www.palmettocarriage.com. 44 www.charlestongateway.com

843/553-0515

www.CypressGardens.info

Schooner Pride – Charleston’s Tall Ship Marvel at the Holy City’s unique skyline as we sail by the forts, going where history was made. Listen to the wind filling the sails, see dolphins frolicking, and watch magnificent colors of a Low country sunset. Sail aboard the “Pride” for an afternoon Dolphin Sail or a Sunset Sail – a unique experience! Book online at www.schoonerpride.com or call 800979-3370 or 843-722-1112. Available for private charter. SOUTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM With more to explore every day, visit Charleston’s #1 family attraction! Get up close to sharks, river otters, loggerhead turtles, a rare albino alligator and Atlantic stingrays. Don’t miss daily dive shows and interactive activities. Open daily. www.scaquarium.org. 843-720-1990.


Catch the Breeze... MARGARITA MONDAY Appetizers & Margaritas

TUESDAY ISLE OF PALMS Live Music, Appetizers & Dolphin Viewing

“WINDSDAY” SUNSET CRUISE Margaritas, Beer & Appetizers

THURSDAY FEATURES MONTHLY CRAFT BEER DINNERS Sailing Followed By Dinner At The Lighthouse

PUBLIC SAILS BEGIN MARCH 25TH! PRIVATE CHARTERS AVAILABLE

For details & reservations, call (843) 886-8133 or visit palmettobreeze.com.

Historic Buildings & MUSEUMS THE Charleston MUSEUM John & Meeting Sts. America’s Oldest Museum, 1773. SC social & natural history. Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5. Adults $10, Children 3-12 $5. Under 3 free. Combo museum & house tickets available: 1 site $10, 2 sites $16, 3 sites $22. the CHildren’s museum of the lowcountry 25 Ann St. Downtown. Nine interactive exhibits, including a two-story Medieval Castle, a pirate ship and a dedicated Art Room, allow your children to explore the arts, sciences and humanities through their own hands-on experiences. Weekly classes expose children to the arts, movement and foreign languages (walk-ins welcome!). Admission: $10 per person over 12 months old, $8 for SC Residents. TuSat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 12-5pm; closed Mon. 843-854-8962. www.explorecml.org. www.charlestongateway.com 45


The Largest Privately Owned House Museum & Decorative Arts Collection in Charleston When it was built in 1876, the Charleston News and Courier called it “the handsomest and most complete private residence in the south.” It still is – 24,000 sq. ft. Italianate home and stunning formal gardens – open daily. As seen in Architectural Digest, American Castles, Forbes, HGTV, the Wall Street Journal, Art and Antiques Magazine, the mini-series North and South, Scarlett and The Notebook.

16 Meeting St. • 843.722.8205 www.calhounmansion.net

300 years! 1713-2013 A Colonial Military Museum Open Daily

79 Cumberland Street • 843-722-9350 www.powdermag.org 46 www.charlestongateway.com

The College of Charleston A nationally recognized, public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. 843-805-5507. www.cofc.edu. GIBBES MUSEUM OF ART 135 Meeting St. Charleston history as seen through painting, miniature portraiture, sculpture, photographs and more. Special exhibitions offered throughout the year. Tues-Sat 10-5 and Sun 1-5. Adults $9; Seniors, Students and Military $7; Children (6-12) $5; Under 6 free. 843-722-2706. www.gibbesmuseum.org. KAHAL KADOSH BETH ELOHIM The 4th Oldest Jewish Congregation in the US, founded in 1749. The birthplace of Reform Judaism in 1824 and is home to the second oldest religious school (founded 1838). National Reigster of Historic Places. Guided Tours are available. 90 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401, 843-723-7324, www.chosentreasures.org. The Market Corner of Meeting & Market Streets. Originally constructed in 1804, the magnificent main arcade has withstood the ravages of two tornados, the earthquake and fire of 1835, and the fierce bombardments of the Civil War and Hurricane Hugo. Home of the Confederate Museum. Old exchange & provost Dungeon East Bay at Broad St. Circa 1767. Half Moon Battery beneath the dungeon floor to the elegant Great Hall where George Washington was entertained. Over 300 years of American history. Open daily 9am-5pm. Admission fee. 843-727-2165. PATRIOTS POINT NAVAL & MARITIME MUSEUM WWII Aircraft Carrier Yorktown, Submarine Clamagore, Destroyer Laffey,


Coast Guard Cutter Ingham, Cold War Submarine Memorial and the Vietnam Base Camp. Mt. Pleasant. Open daily 9am-6:30pm. Adults $18; Senior Citizens (62+) $15; Children (6-11) $11; Military with ID $15; Military in Uniform - no charge; Children 5 and under - no charge. 843-884-2727. www.PatriotsPoint.org. The Powder Magazine Used between 1713-1820, The Powder Magazine was built to safely house about five tons of gunpowder. The arsenal is the only standing component of the fortification system that once surrounded Charleston. As the city’s first preservation project, today the Magazine’s exhibition focuses on colonial military history of South Carolina. Museum hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm & Sun 1pm-4pm. www.PowderMag.org. 843-722-9350.

HISTORIC HOMES AIKEN-RHETT HOUSE Historic Charleston Foundation. 48 Elizabeth St. Circa 1820. Virtually unaltered since the 1850s. Former home of Gov. & Mrs. William Aiken, Jr. Adults $10, 6-16 $5, 5 & under free. 843-723-1159. Calhoun Mansion 16 Meeting St. The largest privately owned home in Charleston. 1876. As featured on A&E’s America’s Castles, this remarkable 24,000 sq ft private residence and its formal gardens are open daily. Tours every 30 minutes between 11am and 4:30pm. $15 per person. 843-722-8205. EDMONDSTON-ALSTON HOUSE 21 East Battery. Circa 1828. Gracious example of early 19th c. elegance, style and comfort. Tues.-Sat. 10am-4:30pm, Sun. & Mon. 1:30-4:30pm. Combo tickets available with Middleton Place Plantation. 843-722-7171. Heyward-Washington House 87 Church St. Built in 1772. George Washington’s temporary residence during his Southern Tour of 1791. $10/adult,

From Gospel to Gershwin Experience the sounds that define Charleston’s history – gospel, Gershwin, jazz, music of the Civil War & more Live concerts at Circular Congregational Church 150 Meeting Street at 7 pm April 5, 10, 12, 18, 24, 27 May 3, 8, 11, 17, 23, 25 (2 pm), 29 (2 pm) June 1, 5, 8 (all 2 pm) Adults $28 Seniors $25 • Students $16 Children 12 & under are Free

Box Office: 843.270.4903 Tickets at Charleston Area Visitor Centers www.soundofcharleston.com

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12 Theatres 100s of Shows

See world class theatre in the city where American theatre got its start. Fascinating dramas. Hilarious comedies. Lively musicals. We’ve got something for everyone!

www.theatrecharleston.com for comprehensive performance schedules and show information. (843) 813-8578

$5/child 3-12, under 3 free. Combo tickets available. 843-722-2996. Joseph Manigault House 350 Meeting St. Built in 1803. Premier example of Adam-style or Federal architecture. Captures the lifestyle of a wealthy, rice-planting family. $10/adult, $5/child 3-12, under 3 free. Combo tickets available. 843-722-2996. NATHANIEL RUSSELL HOUSE Historic Charleston Foundation. 51 Meeting St. Adam-style mansion built between 1803 & 1808. Noted for its free-flying staircase. Adults $10, 6-16 $5, 5 & under free. 843-724-8481.

PLANTATIONS, PARKS & GARDENS Brookgreen Gardens One of SC most beloved landmarks. Located between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island this historic sculpture garden with an accredited museum and zoo is a favorite destination for residents 48 www.charlestongateway.com

and visitors. Visit www.brookgreen.org or call 843-235-6000. Cypress Gardens 175 acre park, half way between Goose Creek and Moncks Corner off Hwy. 52. Beautiful swamp/gardens, Butterfly House, 3.5 miles of walking paths and boat rides through the Gardens. Tours are self-guided. www.cypressgardens.info. 843-553-0515. DRAYTON HALL A masterpiece of Georgian Palladian architecture. Circa 1738. Only plantation house on Ashley River that survived the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. A National Trust Historic site. Open daily. 843-7692600. www.draytonhall.org. MAGNOLIA PLANTATION & GARDENS Hwy. 61, 10 miles NW of Chas. Listed in National Register of Historic Places. Petting zoo, mini-horses, Biblical Garden, picnic area, plantation house & Audubon


Swamp Garden. 843-571-1266. www.magnoliaplantation.com. MIDDLETON PLACE Ashley River Rd. (Hwy. 61). 14 mi. NW of Chas. A National Historic Landmark. 18th c. elegance in America’s oldest landscaped gardens. Restaurant, Museum Shop, Garden Market & Nursery. 843-556-6020. 800-782-3608. www.middletonplace.org.

THEATRES & ENTERTAINMENT THE BLACK FEDORA COMEDY MYSTERY THEATRE & SHOPPE Welcoming all who love a good MYSTERY and those who could use a good LAUGH! Featuring Sherlock Holmes and the Charleston History Mystery, the Pirate Mystery Show: A Family Comedy, and the classic whodunit Inspector NoClue’s Murder Mystery. Appetizers, desserts, beer/ wine. Mystery books/gifts. 164 Church St. near City Market. 843-WE SMILE (937-

6453). www.charlestonmysteries.com. dock Street Theatre 135 Church St. Opened Feb. 12, 1736. First building in America designed solely for theatrical use. Twice burned & rebuilt. 843-720-3968. THE SOUND OF CHARLESTON “From Gospel to Gershwin” Live concerts featuring music that defines Charleston’s history – gospel, Gershwin, Civil War campsongs, jazz, light classics & more, at Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. Adults $28, Seniors, Students & Military $25, Children $16. See dates in calendar or call 843-270-4903. Tickets at area Visitor Centers or online at www.soundofcharleston.com. Theatre Charleston See a show tonight! Theatre Charleston, a non-profit organization of the area’s leading local theatres, tells you what’s playing when and where. Visit www.theatrecharleston.com. www.charlestongateway.com 49


April

EVENTS

1-7 Family Circle Cup, America’s Premier Women’s Tennis Event, Daniel Island, 800-677-2293 or www.familycirclecup.com. 1-20 Festival of Houses and Gardens Tours, A different tour every day. 843-722-3405, www.historiccharleston.org. 1-21 CSOL Designer Showhouse, Mon.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 1-4pm, 843-723-0020, www.csolinc.org. 1-30

4-D Theater, S.C. Aquarium, 843-577-FISH, scaquarium.org.

1-5/12 Witness to History, Civil Rights Era Photographs by James Karales, exhibit at Gibbes Museum of Art, 843-722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org. 1-8/11 Uniformly Dressed, Textile Gallery Exhibit, Charleston Museum, 843-722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org. 5 Kiawah Island Art and House Tour to benefit Gibbes Museum of Art, 1-5pm, 843-722-2706, www.gibbesetc.org. 5, 10, 12, The Sound of Charleston, live music from Gospel to Gershwin, 7pm, Circular 18, 24, 27 Congregational Church, $16-$28, 843-270-4903, www.soundofcharleston.com. 7-28 Bird Walk, 8:30-11am, Sundays, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, 843-571-1266, www.magnoliaplantation.com. 9-30 Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3:30pm-dusk, Coleman Blvd., 843-884-8517, www.tompsc.com. 10-24 Spring Wine Strolls, Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, Middleton Place, 843-266-7477, www.middletonplace.org. 11 “Hogs and Hominy…Grits That Is,” featuring delicious food, music & drink, 6:309:30pm, 549 East Bay St., $75, 843-484-5365 or www.culturalcuisineandevents.com. 11-29

Charleston RiverDogs Baseball, Joe Riley Park, 843-577-3647, www.milb.com.

12-13 Plantasia, plants for sale, Wragg Square, 342 Meeting St., 12th from 10am-4pm, 13th from 8am-2pm, 843-579-9922, www.charlestonhorticulturalsociety.org. 12-13 Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem, 7:30pm, Sottile Theatre, 843-723-7528, www.charlestonsymphony.com. 13 Preservation Walk: Hamstead Village and Civil Rights Market Unveiling, 10am-noon, starts Trident Technical College, Palmer Campus, 843-722-4630, www.preservationsociety.org. 13-27 Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8am-2pm, Marion Square, 843-724-7305, www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com. 18-21

Charleston Race Week, www.charlestonraceweek.com.

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 ast Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival, James Island County Park, 843-795-4FUN, E ccprc.com.

21 Old Village Home, Garden, & Art Tour, Old Village Mt. Pleasant, 1-5pm, 843-7642323 x 386, www.LowcountryRedCross.org. 28 Blessing of the Fleet, Memorial Waterfront Park, Mt. Pleasant, 11:30am-6pm, 843-884-8517 or visit www.tompsc.com. 50 www.charlestongateway.com


A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK

From cruises on the creek and overland excursions on the Trekker, to engaging animal programs and a new butterfly house there is always something new and exciting at Brookgreen Gardens. This National Historic Landmark is home to the only accredited zoo on the coast of the Carolinas and one of the most significant figurative sculpture collections in the world! For more information call

(800) 849-1931 or visit www.brookgreen.org

Admission is good for 7 days! $14 Adults, $12 Seniors, $7 Children 4-12 & Children under 3 are FREE! Located on Highway 17 between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island.

Gateway/13

NEW FOR 2013! ENCHANTED STORYBOOK FOREST

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$ OFF

*$1 off admission for up to four adults. Does not include Creek, Trekker Excursions or Nights of a Thousand Candles. ADMISSION* Some restrictions may apply. Expires 3/1/14.


May

EVENTS

1-29 North Charleston Farmers Market, Thurs., 12-7pm, Felix C. Davis Community Center grounds, 843-740-1028, www.northcharleston.org. 1-29 Wine Strolls, Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm, 843-266-7477, www.middletonplace.org. 1-31 Fort Moultrie, 9am-5pm, self-guided tours daily, Sullivan’s Island, 843-883-3123, www.nps.gov. 1-6/6 Fashion Accessories: Shoes, Textile Gallery Exhibit, Charleston Museum, 843-722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org. 3 French Quarter Art Walk, 5-8pm, downtown Charleston, 843-577-7101, www.frenchquarterarts.com. 3-11 North Charleston Arts Festival, main event 4th & 5th, various locations, 843-554-5700, www.northcharleston.org. 3-19

Oklahoma!, Footlight Players, 843-722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net.

3, 8, 11, The Sound of Charleston, live music from Gospel to Gershwin, 7pm (25th at 2pm), 17, 23, 25  Circular Congregational Church, $16-$28, 843-270-4903, www.soundofcharleston.com. 4-25 Farmers Market, every Saturday, 8am-1pm, Marion Square, 843-724-7305, www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com. 5-26 Bird Walk, Sundays, 8:30-11:30am, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, 800-367-3517, www.magnoliaplantation.com. 6 Happily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, lecture by Susannah Fullerton, 6pm, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 843-722-4630, www.preservationsociety.org. 7-28 Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3:30pm-dusk, Coleman Blvd., 843-884-8517, www.tompsc.com. 9-26

Charleston RiverDogs Baseball, Joe Riley Park, 843-577-3647, www.milb.com.

16, 17, 18 Interactive (Hands On) Rice Planting, Middleton Place, 10am-12pm, 843-556-6020, www.middletonplace.org. 18

Shaggin’ on the Cooper, 7pm, Mt. Pleasant Pier, 843-795-4FUN, www.ccpr.com.

18 Charleston Beer Garden, 2-8pm, Brittlebank Park, Downtown Charleston, 843-906-7927. 18-19 Sculpture in the South, Show and Sale, Azalea Park, Summerville, 843-851-7800, www.sculptureinthesouth.com. 19 Charleston Tea Plantation, First Flush Tea Festival, 843-559-0383, www.charlestonteaplantation.com. 24-6/9 Spoleto Festival USA, The World’s Most Comprehensive Arts Festival celebrates its 37th year, 843-579-3100, www.spoletousa.org. 24-6/9 Piccolo Spoleto, the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA, 843-724-7305, www.piccolospoleto.com. 24-9/15 The Spoleto Watercolors of Stephen Mueller and Carl Palazzolo, exhibit at Gibbes Museum of Art, 843-722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org. 52 www.charlestongateway.com


Crowd Pleaser

North Charleston Arts Festival

May 3-11, 2013, Main Event May 4 & 5

The North Charleston Arts Festival is an annual nine-day event highlighting national, regional and local artists and performers. For 30 years, the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible, attracting over 30,000 residents and visitors each year. The Main Event is held the first weekend in May at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and Charleston Area Convention Center. This event offers free admission and parking for over forty performances on four themed stages. From the SC Hands Juried Fine Craft Exhibit to an antique show to children’s activities there is a wide range of exciting arts related activities. The festival concludes with the Grand Finale at North Charleston Riverfront Park featuring performances by professional groups and fireworks over the Cooper River. For more information, visit www.northcharlestonartsfest.com or call 843-740-5854.

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June

EVENTS

1 Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival, Waterfront Memorial Park, Mt. Pleasant, 843-856-9732, www.sweetgrassfestival.org. 1, 5, 8 The Sound of Charleston, live music from Gospel to Gershwin, 2pm, Circular Congregational Church, $16-$28, 843-270-4903, www.soundofcharleston.com. 1-9 Spoleto Festival USA, The World’s Most Comprehensive Arts Festival celebrates its 37th year, 843-579-3100, www.spoletousa.org. 1-9 Piccolo Spoleto, the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA, 843-724-7305, www.piccolospoleto.com. 1, 22 Reggae Nights Concert Series, James Island County Park, 843-795-4386, www.ccprc.com. 1-29 Farmers Market, every Saturday, 8am-1pm, Marion Square, 843-724-7305, www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com. 1-30 Kidstory: Hands-On Children’s Exhibit, Charleston Museum, 843-722-2996, www.charlestonmuseum.org. 1-30

Madagascar Journey, SC Aquarium, 843-577-FISH, scaquarium.org.

1-30 Fort Moultrie, 9am-5pm, self-guided tours daily, Sullivan’s Island, 843-883-3123, www.nps.gov. 1-30 Splash Island at Palmetto Islands County Park, Mt. Pleasant (843-884-0832), Splash Zone at James Island County Park (843-795-7275), Whirlin’ Waters at Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston (843-572-PARK), open daily 10am-6pm, www.ccpr.com. 1-7/31 The Rice Plantation Series, Watercolors by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, exhibit at Gibbes Museum of Art, 843-722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org. 2-30 Bird Walk, Sundays, 8:30-11am, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, 800-367-3517, www.magnoliaplantation.com. 4-25 Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3:30pm-dusk, Coleman Blvd., 843-884-8517, www.tompsc.com. 4-30

Charleston RiverDogs Baseball, Joe Riley Park, 843-577-3647, www.milb.com.

5-26

Wine Strolls, Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm, 843-266-7477, www.middletonplace.org.

6-27 North Charleston Farmers Market, 12-7pm, Thurs., Felix C. Davis Community Center grounds, 843-740-1028, www.northcharleston.org. 8 World Oceans Day, 9am-6pm, South Carolina Aquarium, 843-577-FISH, scaquarium.org. 8 Preservation Walk: Historic Cannon Street, 10am-noon, starts at Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St., 843-722-4630, www.preservationsociety.org. 9 Spoleto Finale, Red Stick Ramblers and Fireworks, Middleton Place, tickets at the gate, 843-579-3100, www.spoletousa.org. 15

Shaggin’ on the Cooper, 7pm, Mt. Pleasant Pier, 843-795-4FUN, www.ccpr.com.

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Crowd Pleaser

Piccolo Spoleto May 24-June 9

The combination of historic Charleston’s old European charm and the world-class Spoleto Festival USA. produces a unique and impacting synergy for all who come to experience this magnificent international multi-arts festival. But what really adds the ingredient of magic to the mix is Piccolo Spoleto, which provides access to the festival for every person, especially children. Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto is the perfect complement to the international scope of its parent festival and its 700 events in 17 days, transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts. Piccolo Spoleto’s traditional program offerings include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children’s activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts and film. Admissions prices range from free to $35. For ticket information and a schedule of events, visit www.piccolospoleto.com or call 843-724-7305.

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Tide

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LOW A.M. P.M.

6:30 6:35 7:29 7:38 8:32 8:47 9:35 9:56 10:35 11:01 11:31 11:59 12:21 12:53 1:08 1:42 1:52 2:28 2:34 3:11 3:13 3:52 3:51 4:32 4:29 5:11 5:07 5:50 5:47 6:32 6:32 7:18 7:23 8:08 8:21 9:03 9:23 9:57 10:24 10:49 11:21 11:39 12:16 12:27 1:08 1:15 1:58 2:02 2:48 2:50 3:38 3:39 4:30 4:31 5:22 5:26 6:17 6:25

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12:08 1:10 2:17 3:24 4:29 5:28 6:21 7:10 7:55 8:38 9:18 9:58 10:37 11:16 11:58 12:07 12:52 1:44 2:40 3:37 4:33 5:27 6:18 7:07 7:56 8:45 9:35 10:27 11:23 12:01

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12:26 1:29 2:37 3:45 4:50 5:48 6:41 7:28 8:12 8:53 9:31 10:09 10:46 11:25 12:44 1:34 2:30 3:27 4:24 5:16 6:07 6:55 7:43 8:31 9:20 10:11 11:04 12:22

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LOW A.M. P.M.

7:15 8:14 9:13 10:10 11:03 11:52 12:34 1:22 2:06 2:48 3:28 4:06 4:43 5:21 5:59 6:40 7:26 8:16 9:09 10:03 10:57 11:51 12:42 1:36 2:29 3:22 4:14 5:07 6:01 6:56 7:51

7:28 8:34 9:41 10:44 11:41 12:39 1:22 2:03 2:42 3:21 3:58 4:36 5:15 5:59 6:48 7:43 8:43 9:46 10:48 11:46 12:44 1:37 2:30 3:23 4:17 5:14 6:12 7:14 8:17

HIGH A.M. P.M.

1:01 1:25 2:03 2:29 3:05 3:33 4:04 4:33 5:00 5:28 5:53 6:18 6:41 7:04 7:26 7:46 8:09 8:26 8:50 9:04 9:30 9:42 10:10 10:18 10:49 10:55 11:30 11:34 12:12 12:15 12:58 1:01 1:49 1:52 2:44 2:47 3:40 3:44 4:35 4:41 5:30 5:38 6:24 6:34 7:17 7:29 8:10 8:24 9:04 9:19 9:58 10:15 10:54 11:13 11:50 12:13 12:46 1:13 1:43 2:14

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9:21 10:22 11:18 12:07 12:52 1:34 2:14 2:53 3:31 4:10 4:49 5:32 6:19 7:12 8:11 9:14 10:18 11:20 12:19 1:16 2:12 3:08 4:03 4:59 5:56 6:54 7:54 8:54

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The times listed represent the predicted peak of high and low tides at Folly Beach. Tides are calculated by Toptides.com.

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HISTORIC BUILDINGS Custom House Fireproof Building S.C. Historical Society Four Corners of Law Hibernian Hall Huguenot Church Old Exchange Old Powder Magazine Rainbow Row St. Michael’s Church St. Philip’s Church HOUSE MUSEUMS Aiken-Rhett Calhoun Mansion Edmondston-Alston Heyward-Washington Joseph Manigault Nathaniel Russell MUSEUMS American Military Museum Avery Research Center The Charleston Museum Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry Gibbes Museum of Art Market Hall & City Market Old Slave Mart Museum U.S. Postal Museum THEATERS Dock Street Theatre Footlight Players Workshop Gaillard Municipal Auditorium Memminger Auditorium Sottile Theatre Theatre 99 – The Have Nots! MISCELLANEOUS The Battery Charleston Place The Citadel City Marina College of Charleston Fort Sumter Center & Tour Dock Joe Riley Park Marion Square Maritime Center & Docks Medical University of South Carolina South Carolina Aquarium Washington Park Water Taxi to Patriots Point Waterfront Park

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GHOST TOURS

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Discover history and adventure at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mt. Pleasant. Roam the aircraft carrier where fighter pilots landed in World War II. Board the destroyer that supported D-Day at Normandy. Take off in our flight simulator or visit the Medal of Honor Museum. Plan your trip today.

Just 5 minutes from Downtown Charleston. 40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 PatriotsPoint.org • 866.831.1720 • Open Daily 9 am - 6:30 pm


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MOUNT PLEASANT CALENDAR OF EVENTS Mount Pleasant Farmers Market / Tuesdays (starts April 9) Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival / April 28 Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival / June 1 Party in the Park / Tuesdays in June For more information on these and other events visit comeonovermp.com


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