My Charleston Week - July 30-Aug. 5

Lindsey Buckingham

Gullah Geechee Appreciation Week

This week is all about celebrating the history, heritage and culture of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. The festival began Sunday with a worship service, a RiverDogs-hosted Gullah/Geechee Appreciation Night and a dinner at Butcher & Bee. But not to worry if you missed out, as events run through Aug. 5. With numerous tours and workshops offered throughout the week, things culminate with the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival, which includes three days of living history through music, language, folklore, history, dance, cuisine and more. For details on activities, email, call 838-1171 or go to

Get Your Roll On

In its second year, this judged competition will highlight Charleston’s finest chefs, restaurants and their signature sushi roll recipes. Competing restaurants include J.Paul’z, O-Ku, Tsunami, Sushi Ninja, Tasti Thai and Local’s. In addition to sushi, there will be other food options, beer, wine, specialty sake drinks and entertainment. Sponsored by Snyder Event Rentals, Southern Wine & Spirits, Absolut and Red Bull, this event will be held 7-11 p.m. Wednesday at the South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Tickets are $10-$20 for general admission, $40-$50 for VIP. A portion of the proceeds will go to Darkness to Light. Find out more at

Summer Coin Show

The Lowcountry Coin Club hosts more than 30 dealer tables stocked with rare coins, common coins, old coins, new coins, coins from around the world, paper currency and collectables. Head out the Exchange Park Fairgrounds, 9850 U.S. Highway 78, in Ladson to buy, sell, trade or just look. The show runs 1-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free with a photo ID.

Celebrity Softball Challenge

Let the games begin! Starting at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, the Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge will begin with the goal of raising awareness and money to combat childhood obesity. Enjoy a family-friendly evening of softball and festivities, including a dedicated kid’s area and entertainment during and between innings, at Joe Riley Park on Lockwood Boulevard. Participating celebrities include local TV news anchors and radio station DJs, South Carolina college coaches and graduates, TV show and reality show stars and professional athletes. For the full list of who’s participating, check out Tickets range from $7-$16; proceeds go to Louie’s Kids and Run Buddies. For more information, call 724-9367.

An Evening with Lindsey Buckingham

Singer-songwriter Lindsey Buckingham rose to fame with Fleetwood Mac and efforts with them such as “Go Your Own Way” and “Tusk.” And while he occasionally reunites with the group, Buckingham is content with his solo career. So much so that he truly plays solo, with no accompaniment, putting his intricate finger-style playing and emotional singing on full display. Check him out for yourself at 9 p.m. Saturday at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. Tickets range from $35 to $95; the $95 ones are front row and include a meet-and-greet with Buckingham. For more info, go to