[image-1]The annual MOJA Arts Festival is fast approaching, held in various locations in Charleston from Sept. 28-Oct. 8 and the lineup is looking pretty stacked. While the full lineup comes out next week, you can start planning for the festival now with select advance tickets already on sale.

Fri. Sept 29-Sun. Oct. 1 head to Dock Street Theatre for Art Forms & Theatre Concepts’ Fences, a compilation of 10 plays, each set in a different decade, telling the story of the Black experience in the 20th century. Buy tickets online.

On Sun. Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church hosts Gospel Concert: A Back-Home Gospel Hour featuring Anthony Burke, Reverend Randolph Miller, Javetta Palmer Campbell, Ashley Hale, Christal Brown Heyward, Mario Desaussure. Tickets are $11 and can be purchased here.

When I First Remember, a story about African slaves traveling to the Lowcountry on a slave ship, is performed at Old Bethel Untied Methodist Church on Thurs. Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $11-$21.

There’s a community tribute luncheon at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Sat. Oct. 7 starting at 11:30 a.m. MOJA honors outstanding community leaders in recognition of their contributions to the region. Tickets are $40. You can make advance reservations by calling (843) 724-7305.

On Sat. Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. head to Circular Congregational Church for Sugar in the Grits, a story told through poetry, music, dance, and oral history, about a young man with Caribbean and African heritage and Southern Baptist roots, with his feet in two marginalized communities — the black and gay community. Tickets are $21.

Stay up to date with MOJA’s schedule at mojafestival.com.

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