Last Wednesday at Patriots Point, volunteers from the Hampton Inn’s Save-A-Landmark® program donated their time and effort to refurbish the USS Laffey Destroyer. The ship, known as “the ship that wouldn’t die,” is part of the

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

. Employees from local Hampton Inns scraped and painted the interior of ship, enabling the Museum to finish a new exhibit inside the ship that will house artifacts from WWII. To nominate a landmark, you can visit



At the

Village Tavern

on Friday night, visiting act

The Elected

played with opening bands

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s


Whispertown 2000

. They played to a large and enthusiastic crowd, with all three bands bringing fresh sounds to the Charleston scene.

On Saturday, the

North Charleston Cultural Arts Department

hosted a community public art project based on the PBS contemporary Art:21 documentary Place. Participants submitted images that were etched onto metal plates that will now be displayed at the North Charleston Cultural and Civic Center Complex as part of a large metal quilt. For more information, go to



Saturday night was the first annual Improv-A-Thon, benefiting January’s upcoming

Charleston Comedy Festival

. Six local improv groups were featured, including the


and the

Sofa Kings

. Visit


for more info.

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