Artwork that is part of Homegoing: A Juried Exhibition

WEDNESDAY
Homegoing: A Juried Exhibition

Nineteen South Carolina artists have been selected to present artwork highlighting concepts from the novel Homegoing by African-born author Yaa Gyasi as part of MOJA Arts Festival’s National Endowment for the Arts Big Read. The diverse pieces encapsulate themes such as heritage and identity, family, progress, racism and slavery. Various pieces from the exhibition are displayed at both the City Gallery at Waterfront Park and the Cox Gallery at the Avery Research Center.

Dec. 21-Jan. 29. Times vary. Two downtown locations. charleston-sc.gov/citygallery or avery.cofc.edu


THURSDAY
Storyteller Tim Lowry Christmas special

Nationally acclaimed teaching artist and storyteller Tim Lowry will spread holiday cheer by sharing magical tales of American history and beloved Christmas stories. Lowry has presented history lessons, folk tales and personal stories of life in the South at thousands of school programs across the country and is sure to brighten kids’ holiday vacation with his tales. In the evening, Lowry will lead a Charles Dickens-themed ghost tour through the decorated streets of Summerville.

Dec. 22. 3/6:30 p.m. $25. The Timrod Library. 217 Central Ave. Summerville. thetimrodlibrary.org


FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Follyday Park skating rink

Celebrate the season with family and friends at the first-ever Follyday Park event with a synthetic ice skating rink set up across from Bert’s Market right next to the beach. Trees will glow with holiday lights as guests stroll through the Christmas wonderland complete with Santa’s sleigh and cozy fire pits to sit beside. Skating on this rink is slower than real ice, and beginners are welcome. Tickets include a 30-minute skate session and skates. Guests who don’t skate get free admission.

Dec. 23-25. 4-9p.m./11-9 p.m. $10. 201 E. Ashley Ave. Folly Beach. visitfolly.com


FRIDAY
A Drag Queen Christmas

The tour “A Drag Queen Christmas” hosted by Nina West featuring alumni of RuPaul’s Drag Race hits North Charleston just in time for the holiday season. The show features winners, fan favorites and Miss Congeniality. Guests can enjoy meet and greet sessions at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Dec. 23. 8 p.m. $36.75. North Charleston Coliseum and PAC. 5001 Coliseum Dr. North Charleston. Northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com


SATURDAY
Light Up the Night

To celebrate another season of Hanukkah, join the Jewish Congregation of Dor Tikvah for a glow-in-the-dark dance party with games, music, latkes, donuts and a menorah lighting. Individuals who are 12 and younger get free admission, and there will be kid-friendly activities to keep the festivities going. Put on your dancing shoes and join in the fun for this all-ages event.

Dec. 24. 7-8:30 p.m. $5. Congregation Dor Tikvah. 1645 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. West Ashley. dortikvah.org



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