today

Ali Newman (born Jason Newman in 1977), better known by the stage name Brother Ali, is an American hip-hop artist. Ali's first release was a cassette-only demo tape called "Rites Of Passage." He's since gone on to find success in the hip-hop world. Catch him with Fashawn and BK-One tonight at the Music Farm. See Page 22F.

friday

Head to In Good Taste, 1901 Ashley River Road in West Ashley, for its $1 tastings of wine and cheese. It happens 5-7 p.m. every Friday.

sunday

Go see The RiverDogs play the Rome Braves at 5:30 p.m. at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. Free parking, and all kids 12-and under eat free. It's also Senior Night. For information or to order tickets to any, RiverDogs game, call 577-DOGS (3647) or log on to www.riverdogs.com.

sunday

The 23rd Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Memorial Waterfront Park at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge. The event is free, and there is on-site parking as well as a shuttle service. To find out more, visit www.townofmountpleasant.com

monday

The Charleston Southern University Chamber Ensembles Concert features the brass choir, clarinet choir, flute choir, guitar ensemble, percussion ensemble and more. Catch the CSU concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, 9200 University Blvd. in North Charleston. Call 863-7050

tuesday

The Bridge at 105.5 FM is sponsoring Joshua James and Matthew Perryman Jones at The Pour House. The show is at 9:45 p.m. at 1977 Maybank Highway. Tickets are $10.

wednesday

The Face to Face Charleston Launch Party will be 6-8 p.m. at the Rooftop at Henry's on the Market, 54 Market St. Singles of all ages may attend the launch party for Charleston's newest matchmaking service. There will be complimentary appetizers, drink specials, live music, prizes and a cash bar as it connects people face to face.

thursday

The Charleston Artist Guild's annual Juried Signature Exhibition will be held at the Charleston Visitor Center. The reception and awards ceremony will be 6-8 p.m.