Give Local Day
What: The Lift the Lowcountry and Give Local America campaigns are looking for donations that will benefit almost 100 local organizations as part of Lowcountry Giving Day. Included are arts organizations, literacy and educations groups, health programs and more; see website for details. Donations may also be made online at lowcountrygivingday.org
When: May 6
More Info: 577-5288 or lowcountrygivingday.org
North Charleston Arts Festival
What: This annual 9-day event highlights national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of dance, theatre, music, film media and visual and literary arts. Experience performances, workshops, exhibitions and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, businesses, schools, civic auditoriums and parks. Visit NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com for full details.
When: 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston
More Info: 740-5854 or northcharlestonartsfest.com
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
What: Local vegetables, fruits, seafood, flowers, baked and canned goods, fresh-cooked meals and snacks will be available for purchase, as well as live music and kids' activities.
when: 3-7 p.m.
Where: Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Pavilion, Coleman Blvd. and Simmons St.
More Info: 884-8517 or comeonovermp.com/index.aspx?NID=110
Salute to the Military
What: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Salute to the Military will feature guest speaker Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force in Washington, D.C. This event is meant to provide an opportunity for the business community to connect with the military community and awards will be presented for Active Duty Serviceperson of the Year, Reservist of the Year, Civilian of the Year and Military Support Business of the Year.
When: 5:15-8 p.m.
Where: Marriott Charleston, 170 Lockwood Blvd., downtown Charleston
Price: $65 civilian; $45 military (active/reserve/retired/spouse)
More Info: 577-2510 or charlestonchamber.net
Mark Bryan's Birthday Celebration
What: Mark Bryan, of Hootie and The Blowfish, will celebrate his birthday with a fundraiser for Carolina Studios. A $5 donation at-the-door will receive a complimentary glass of champagne; a $15 donation at-the-door or online ticket purchase will receive access to the VIP lounge, featuring light appetizers and a complimentary specialty cocktail; a $150.00 donation at-the-door or online ticket purchase will receive bottle service for five guests including a bottle of vodka and a bottle champagne.
when: 6-10 p.m.
Where: Republic Garden & Lounge, 462 King St., downtown Charleston