Art of Jazz with Heather Rice
The second installment of the Gibbes Museum of Art’s three-part concert series in collaboration with Charleston Jazz, this Art of Jazz concert will feature vocalist Heather Rice, a Charleston-based artist known for her powerful voice and intelligent songwriting. Rice leads and releases her own music at Red Lion Recording, her independent record label. She will be joined by guitarist Tyler Ross and drummer Stuart White.
July 19. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Gibbes Museum of Art. 135 Meeting St. Downtown. gibbesmuseum.org
Charleston Caribbean Jerk Festival
Get ready for this year’s annual Caribbean Jerk Festival, a family-friendly event that celebrates the best in Caribbean food, history and music. The focus of this event, which takes place at Riverfront Park, is to highlight Caribbean culture, specifically the food, using Jamaican flavors and styles. Don’t miss a chance to see top chefs in the Southeast vie for the title of Top Jerk Chef 2023, and guests will participate in the jerk wing eating contest.
July 15. 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Riverfront Park. 1001 Everglades Drive.
North Charleston. chsjerkfest.com
Find your zen while helping some adorable puppies find their chance at a forever home during the Puppy Yoga Class at O2 Fitness this weekend. Don’t miss out on the best opportunity to get a fluffy boost of serotonin while giving back to your body with classic yoga stretches. The class is open to members and nonmembers, and all proceeds will benefit local pet shelter Pet Helpers.
July 15. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $10, cash only. O2 Fitness Clubs. 848 Folly Road. James Island. o2fitnessclubs.com
ACE Summer Wellness Series
In partnership with the Anneclaire Experience (ACE) and led by founder and expert trainer Anneclaire Nelson, these weekly dance-based classes offer a fitness practice to strengthen the body and mind. The one-hour workout includes 50 minutes of dance cardio and mat exercises with 10 minutes of stretching and recovery at the end. Post-workout smoothies will also be available for purchase.
July 15. 9 a.m. $40/person. Market Street Circle. 205 Meeting St. Downtown. charlestonplace.com
Aspiring Toward a Common History
Engage in powerful dialogue that delves into the complexities of racial and cultural history of public monuments. This event brought by The Charleston Forum in partnership with World Heritage USA will feature two panel conversations, one with Southeastern historians and one with Southern community leaders. Both will be moderated by the Rev. Nelson Rivers. Space is limited, so get your tickets now.
July 21. 6 p.m. Free. Mother Emanuel AME Church. 110 Calhoun St. Downtown. Love Best of Charleston? Help the Charleston City Paper keep Best of Charleston going every year with a donation. Or sign up to become a member of the Charleston City Paper club.
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