Things To Do Thursday, July 28, 2016

FILE PHOTO/MARIE RODRIGUEZ The Occasional Milkshake, featuring Hank Futch of the Blue Dogs, Gary Greene of Cravin’ Melon and Mark Bryan of Hootie & The Blowfish will perform tonight at The Windjammer on the Isle of Palms with Dillon Fence and Hobex frontman Greg Humphreys.

What: At this Summer Entertainment Series event, Sharon Cooper-Murray will give children an opportunity to travel through time and experience stories of the Gullah people in their native language.

When: 10-11 a.m.

Where: Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston

Price: $5 general; $4 advance Charleston County residents; free for ages 2 years and younger and chaperones/parents

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What: The Center for Women will host its fifth annual “Be Brave” celebration with presenting sponsor Roper St. Francis. Food will be provided by Three Little Birds Cafe and guests will hear from a panel of women who have overcome challenges to create better opportunities for themselves and others, including Jennifer Pinckney, anti-violence activist and widow of the Rev. Sen. Clementa Pinckney of Emanuel AME; Michelle Weaver, community volunteer and executive chef with Charleston Grill; and business leader, political activist and public servant Elizabeth Colbert-Busch.

When: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where: Founders Hall, Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston

Price: Tickets begin at $35

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What: The Taste of Hutson Alley Summer Festival will feature chef-attended stations from 39 Rue de Jean, Coast Bar and Grill, Michael’s on the Alley, Vincent Chicco’s and Virginia’s on King, with a signature cocktail provided by The Victor Social Club. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

When: 6-8:30 p.m.

Where: Hutson Alley, John St., downtown Charleston

Price: $65 per person

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What: Awaken Church will host a family block party with food trucks, lawn games and inflatables, with a family-friendly movie screening. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and bug spray for comfort.

When: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: Awaken Church, 3870 Leeds Ave., North Charleston

Price: Free

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What: The Charleston Branch of the NAACP will hold its monthly General Membership Meeting, including an update on community issues being addressed by the branch and a discussion on the recent national waves of officer-involved killings of black men and the killings of law enforcement officers.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Morris Brown AME Church, 13 Morris St., Charleston

Price: Free and open to the public

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What: Traditional reggae/riddim/dancehall band The Dubplates will play this week’s pet-friendly Rockin’ the River outdoor summer concert series, with food trucks, beer and wine vendors and a kid’s zone. Presented by Ear for Music and the City of North Charleston.

When: 5:30 p.m. gates; 6:30-9:30 p.m. music

Where: Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston

Price: Free admission and parking

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What: The Cru Catering Chef Kitchen Dinner Series will feature five-course tasting menus, plus optional wine pairings, from chef and owner John Zucker and executive chef Steve Boyer. Tonight’s theme is “Sweet & Salty.”

When: 7-10 p.m.

Where: Cru Catering 1784 Harmon Street, North Charleston

Price: $50 tasting menu; additional $25 with wine pairings

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What: PURE Theatre will present “Buyer & Cellar,” an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things and the oddest of odd jobs, following a struggling actor in Los Angeles as he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar.

when: 7:30 p.m.

where: PURE Theatre, 477 King St., downtown Charleston

price: $25

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What: Attention all wizards, witches, half-bloods, and muggles: it’s time for the O.W.L. examinations at Bay Street and the “house” with the highest marks wins two tickets to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios and $250, with cash prizes for second and third places. Appropriate Harry Potter garb is encouraged and prizes will be awarded.

When: 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Where: Bay Street Biergarten, 549 East Bay St., downtown Charleston

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What: “Get Up Offa That Thing” because “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” and the Pour House is hosting an all-star tribute to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. The James Brown Dance Party is a rotating group of musicians. The Charleston show will feature local singer-songwriter Elise Testone joining forces with The Chase Brothers and members of The Temptations, the Trey Anastasio Band, Robert Randolph Family Band, Jazz is Phish, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and more. This group is going to bring the funk and bring the noise for what’s sure to make you feel so good, so nice, like sugar and spice.

When: 8:30 p.m. doors, 9:30 p.m. show

Where: Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, James Island

Price: $15

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What: Dillon Fence and Hobex frontman and Americana/roots rock singer-songwriter Greg Humphreys with The Occasional Milkshake (Mark Bryan of Hootie & The Blowfish, Hank Futch of the Blue Dogs and Gary Greene of Cravin’ Melon).

When: 9 p.m.

Where: The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms

Price: $5 cover

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What: Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ Downtown and PBR will host Throwdown Thursday featuring live music from Hans Wenzel & The 86ers (alt. country/soul/rock/blues), beer specials and a late-night food menu. Free admission for food and beverage professionals with a paystub.

When: 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Where: Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ Downtown, 126 Williman St., Charleston

Price: Free admission for food and beverage professionals with a paystub; $5 general admission

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