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Many of Charleston's old sites such as Magnolia Cemetery conjure stories of ghosts. This weekend, Stories in the Cemetery will host an interactive ghost hunting experience in downtown Charleston. File/Staff

EDITOR’S NOTE: These calendar listings include Lowcountry arts and entertainment events that will be held both in online and in-person formats. To submit an event, go to


Ghost Hunting 

What: "Stories in the Cemetery" explores lesser-known haunted locations around Charleston using the tools of real paranormal investigators, from laser grids to thermal imaging cameras. Limited to 10 ghost hunters per tour. 

When: 9 p.m. Nightly

Where: 251 East Bay St., Downtown

Price: $35 for adults, $20 for kids

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Bright Star

What: Charleston Stage will perform "Bright Star," a Broadway musical set in Asheville featuring a bluegrass score. Performances will also be available to stream.

When: 3 p.m. Sept. 12

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church Street, Charleston

Price: $32-$75

More Info: 843-577-7183,,

Ruthless! The Musical

What: The Footlight Players will perform "Ruthless! The Musical," a comedy about 8-year-old Tina Denmark's aggressive efforts to win the part of Pippi Longstocking in the school play, including murdering the competition.

When: 3 p.m. Sept. 12

Where: Queen Street Playhouse, 20 Queen St., Charleston

Price: $16-$40

More Info: 843-412-8082,

Sunset Cruise

What: Guests will watch the sunset on the Charleston Harbor and listen to live music. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. Proceeds will benefit the Charleston County Parks Foundation.

When: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12

Where: The Palmetto Breeze on Shem Creek, 100 Church St., Mount Pleasant

Price: $75

More Info:, 843-795-4386

Mayday Parade

What: Rock band Mayday Parade will perform with special guest Microwave.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Price: $30-$35

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Quilting Donation Drive

What: Sandy Kaminsky will lead a Sit and Sew session to create quilts for service members and veterans through the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Participants can bring their own supplies or work on donated kits. Reservations required.

When: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 13

Where: People, Places and Quilts, 129 West Richardson Ave., Summerville

Price: Free

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Ask a Master Gardener

What: Master Gardeners from Clemson Extension will answer visitors' questions about gardening in the Lowcountry. They will also accept soil samples for testing, which costs $6 per sample.

When: 4 p.m. Sept. 13

Where: Daniel Island Public Library, 2301 Daniel Island Drive

Price: Free

More Info: 843-471-2952,


Cooking Matters 

What: The Lowcountry Food Bank will host a six-week Cooking Matters class. Each course focuses on tips and tricks to create healthy meals on a budget, and participants receive a free bag of groceries at the end of each class.

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 21

Where: St. Paul's Hollywood Library, 5130 S.C. Hwy. 165, Hollywood, S.C.

More Info: 843-805-6930 (Main Library),

Author Talk

What: Holy City Arts and Lyric Opera founders Leah Edwards and Dimitri Pittas will lead a discussion with author, lecturer and Metropolitan Opera commentator William Berger. There will be a brief presentation discussing issues at stake in the performing arts.

When: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 14

Where: Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston

Price: Free

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Fiber Art Exhibit: Sisters Across the Sea

What: Artists Torreah Washington of Charleston, S.C. and Eunice Maku Ayiku-Nartey of Ghana will present contemporary fiber art inspired by their shared sisterhood and common themes of African history and heritage.

When: Through Sept. 30

Where: Park Circle Gallery, 4820 Jenkins Ave., North Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 843-740-5854,

Scholar Conversation Series

What: The Halsey Institute's Sit a Spell series will encourage conversations on topics and issues presented in current exhibitions. College of Charleston Director of African American Studies Kameelah L. Martin will facilitate this week's conversation. 

When: Noon Sept. 15

Where: Halsey Institute, College of Charleston, 161 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

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Barn Jam

What: Join Awendaw Green every Wednesday this fall at the Barn Jam, an outdoor concert event featuring five different bands performing original music each week. This week's show will include Rey Soto, Autumn Nicholas, This Frontier Needs Heroes, Jordan Igoe and Graffiti Soundstage. Food will be available from the Roost Bar and Grille and Holy City Popcorn. BYOB.

When: 5:50 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 27

Where: Sewee Outpost, 4853 U.S. 17 North, Awendaw

Price: $10, free for children under 12

More Info: 843-452-1642,

The Sound of Charleston

What: The Sound of Charleston will perform music from Charleston's history, including gospel spirituals, jazz, Civil War camp songs and music by George Gershwin.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 15

Where: Circular Church, 150 Meeting St., Charleston

Price: $16-$28, free for children under 7

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Astronomy in the Park

What: Lowcountry Stargazers will host a weekly meet-up for amateur stargazers at Brittlebank Park. The event is open to all ages.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: Brittlebank Park, 185 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston

Price: Free

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Homeschool History Day

What: Homeschool History Days at the Charleston Museum offer children field trip experience with themed activities. This week the topic is Fossil Frenzy. Children will study fossils from the museum's collection and learn about prehistoric life in the Lowcountry.

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 16

Where: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Free with admission, registration required

More Info:, 843-722-2996x236

Yappy Hour

What: Dog owners can enjoy an evening of live music from Corinne Letourneau, food and drinks with their dogs. 

When: 5 p.m. Sept. 16

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

Price: Free with park admission, ID required

More Info:, 843-795-4386

SPARK Exhibition Opening

What: Artists at the Public Works Art Center will hold open studios at the opening reception of the SPARK exhibition, which will also feature works from community and youth artists.

When: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16

Where: Public Works Art Center, 135 West Richardson Ave., Summerville

Price: Free

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

What: American roots band Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform with special guest Dee White.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 16

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Price: $35-$55

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Stand-up Comedy

What: Keith Dee will host three nights of comedy shows with Zach Martina at Southern Roots Smokehouse in North Charleston. Tickets are general admission.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 17, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sept. 18

Where: Southern Roots Smokehouse, 1083 East Montague Ave., North Charleston

Price: $15

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New Faces of Nashville

What: Southern Roots Smokehouse will host a series of shows in September featuring up-and-coming country music performers. Country singer Hunter Jordan will perform at their West Ashley location on Friday.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 17

Where: Southern Roots Smokehouse, 2554 Savannah Hwy., Charleston

Price: Free

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Dirt Dash

What: In the 11th annual Dirt Dash, trail runners will traverse a mix of mowed fields, trails and dirt roads through Johns Island County Park to complete a 5K, 10K, half-marathon or marathon race.

When: 7 a.m. Sept. 18

Where: Johns Island County Park, 2662 Mullet Hall Road

Price: $30-$85

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Incredible Con

What: Incredible Con is a two-day pop culture convention featuring panels, gaming and contests with special guests Jonathan Todd Ross, Brian Donovan and Greg Cipes.

When: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 18 and 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19

Where: Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston

Price: $15-$50

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Car Show

What: See cars and motorcycles at the family-friendly Crowfield Car and Motorcycle Show.

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 18

Where: Middleton Park, 101 Hunters Lane, Goose Creek

Price: Free

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Indigo Dye Workshop: Kaftans & Robes @ Two Blokes

What: Local artist Daisy McClellan will host a class on the fundamentals of indigo dying. Participants will create their own dyed robe or kaftan. 

When: Noon Sept. 18

Where: Two Blokes Brewing 574 Long Point Rd.

Price: $80

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