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 with performances, workshops, exhibitions and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, businesses, schools, civic auditoriums, and parks. Visit for full details.

When: 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Where: Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston

Price: Various.

More Info: 740-5854 or

Lowcountry Street Grocery

What: The Palace Hotel will be raising awareness and funds for Lowcountry Street Grocery, the mobile farmers market. The bartenders will be whipping up specialty cocktails with fresh fruit from the local farm, with live music from Mr. Gregory's Mustard Boys (Gerald Gregory, Ron Wiltrout, Tyler Ross, and Mike Quinn) and more.

When: 4 p.m.-2 a.m.

Where: The Palace Hotel, 35 Hanover St., downtown Charleston

Price: $10

More Info: (706) 340-4160 or

Race the Landing

What: Enjoy a scenic run and refreshments during the "Race the Landing" summer series at the Charles Towne Landing historic site in West Ashley. Following each race, there will be a themed party with music, food and drinks. The events include kids' fun runs as well as a 5K race. Pre-registration recommended.

When: Races start at 6:15 p.m. for kids ages 10 years and under; 7 p.m. start for all other participants.

Where: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston

Price: Early-bird registration: $10 per child and $30 per adult; regular registration: $12 per child and $35 per adult

More Info: 852-4200 or


What: A boy falls in love with a beautiful doll in this ballet presented by the Mount Pleasant Performing Arts Company.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, Charleston Southern University, 9200 University Blvd., North Charleston

Price: $12 advance, $15 at-the-door

More Info: 971-7880 or

Mark Twain Exhibit

What: The Karpeles Manuscript Museum new exhibit, "Mark Twain," consists of two dozen original letters and draft papers from the works of one of America's greatest writers.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free and open to the public.

More Info: 853-4651 or

Gary Conrad, Comedy Hypnotist

What: Comedy hypnotist Gary Conrad will use audience member volunteers and put them into a hypnotic state where they transform into famous singers, dancers, sports personalities, young children and more.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Water Dog Grill, 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: Free

More Info: 216-0900