Things to do in the Lowcountry today

What: You and your pup are invited after work for live music from Dave Landeo, beverages and the Cast Iron food truck. All dogs must remain on leash. No outside alcohol or coolers permitted.

when: 5-8 p.m.

Where: Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Parkway, Mount Pleasant

Price: Free with regular gate admission.

More Info: 795-4386 or

What: Fear No Easel will lead an outdoor step-by-step painting session. Registration is required and supplies and wine will be provided.

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Old Towne Creek County Park, 1400 Old Towne Road, Charleston

Price: $48 general; $40 Charleston County residents

More Info: 795-4386 or

What: This premiere screening of "When the Bough Breaks," a documentary on the S.C. education system and the state's comparatively low literacy rates, will benefit Begin With Books.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Copeland Auditorium, Grimsley Hall, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., downtown Charleston

Price: $33

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What: The last in this concert series from the Summerville Community Orchestra will feature the best of Billy Joel, Finlandia . Rossini The Thieving Magpie, Weber Clarinet Concerto #1 with Charles Messersmith, Tchaikovsky Festival Coronation and Capriccio Italian.

When: 6:30 p.m. pre-concert talk, 7:30 p.m. concert

Where: Northwood Baptist Church, 2200 Greenridge Road, North Charleston

Price: $10; free for ages under 18 years

More Info: 873-5339 or

What: Lowcountry blues and original songs from Shrimp City Slim with Juke Joint Johnny, Steve Hardy and Brian Widlowski on the Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise, with a buffet from Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Carolina Queen (boat), City Marina, 17 Lockwood Drive, downtown Charleston

Price: $42.95

more info: 888-224-5037 or

What: A grouchy ogre and sassy donkey rescue a princess in this musical version of the animated film "Shrek," presented by West Ashley High School's The Drama Studio.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: West Ashley High School auditorium, 4060 Wildcat Blvd., Charleston

Price: $10

More Info: 573-1201 ext. 5213 or

What: This Young Professionals Reception will feature food, drink, music with special guest Sen. Lindsey Graham.

When: 7 p.m. May 22

Where: Liberty Tap Room, 1028 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: Free, but reservations required.

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