Race for the ARK

What: This annual race benefits The ARK, which provides comprehensive support services to families living with Alzheimer's or related dementia. The race includes a 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run. Both races begin and end at St. Luke's Lutheran Church and the course winds through historic Summerville. Pre-registration required.

When: 7:45 a.m. Aug. 23

Where: St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 206 Central Ave., Summerville

Price: $25-$30

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Beach Volleyball

What: Competitive 2-on-2 pickup volleyball, for ages 18 years and over.

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 9

Where: Santis Sand Courts, 1471 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: $5

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Grape Stomp Festival

What: Local food vendors, drink tastings, live music, face panting, contests and more under the oaks at Charleston's only vineyard and winery.

When: Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 23

Where: Irvin House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw

Price: $10

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Colonial Stone Carving

What: Professional stone carver David Gillespie will present history and demonstrate this historic art. Period-dressed Gillespie will be available to sign his book "Tomb & Grave Stones of the 18th Century."

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 23

Where: Powder Magazine, 79 Cumberland St., downtown Charleston

Price: $5/Adults, $2/Children

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Festival of Beers

What: Sample over 100 different types of beer and enjoy live music and food trucks.

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 23

Where: Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne Street, downtown Charleston

Price: $25-$30

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Wild Game Dinner

What: A dinner featuring three courses of wild game dishes with distinctive preparations, side dishes and dessert prepared by Chef Jimmy Owens. The dishes will be paired with Holy City Beers who have worked with Jimmy in selecting the right matches. Call for reservations.

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 23

Where: The Barbeque Joint, 1083-A East Montague Ave., North Charleston

Price: $30

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'Happy in the Poor House'

What: The Village Repertory Company presents the regional premiere of the comedy, "Happy in the Poor House" by Derek Ahonen. Paulie "The Pug" is a Coney Island dreamer just one MMA fight away from the big time, but having to deal with all sorts of trouble from his family and friends. Recommended for adult audiences. Contains explicit language and sexual situations

When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22

Where: Woolfe Street Playhouse, 34 Woolfe Street, downtown Charleston

Price: $30

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'The Exonerated'

What: "The Exonerated" tells the stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row through first-person monologues and scenes, set in courtrooms and prisons.

When: 8 p.m. Aug. 21

Where: The Charleston Acting Studio, Home of Midtown Productions, 915 Folly Road, Charleston

Price: $20

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