Can you believe it’s almost October? Neither can we. Ring in the much-welcomed fall weather this week with more free MOJA events and tons of art gallery shows. Don’t forget to come out and meet Mayor Joe Riley at the Thanks Joe! event this Sunday to celebrate his impressive 40 years in office. Whatever you chose to do this week just remember to tuck your wallet away—it’s all free.


Looking for a way to relax before the work week sets in? Head to the Charleston County Library at 6 p.m. for an introduction to Transcendental Meditation.

The MOJA Festival fun isn’t over yet. Republic will be holding a poetry and storytelling session at 6 p.m. with Tribal Raine.

The Charleston Music Club will hold a concert with provided refreshments from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Franke at Seaside.


Republic Garden and Lounge will host another day of African and Caribbean poetry and storytelling for MOJA at 6 p.m. with Maximus Parthas.

The Avery Research Center welcomes Savannah Frierson to discuss her novel for MOJA Literary Corner from 7-9 p.m.

Natalie Daise will host MOJA Comeyah Tales at 9:15 a.m. in the Charleston County Main Library.

Join the City of Charleston Housing Authority for a MOJA Block Party with free health screenings, free food, and musical performances at 5 p.m.

Moultrie Middle School will have the last Mount Pleasant Farmers Market for the season from 3:30-7 p.m.


The Buen Ache Dance Company will be at the Charleston County Main Library at 9:15 to celebrate the MOJA Festival and teach the art of Afro Latino dance and discuss the African Diaspora.

Reserve a spot at the Charleston Music Hall to witness this Mayoral Forum at 5:30 p.m. where candidates will discuss their vision of Charleston’s future.

Speakeasy meets on the last Wednesday of every month at the Craft Conundrum from 6-9 p.m. for an Open Mic Night that encourages everything from singing to instrumental performances to stand-up comedy.


Interested in psychology? Neuroscientist Kent Kiehl will be at the College of Charleston from 6-7:30 p.m. discussing the Neuroscience of the Criminal Psychopath.

Adrian Chu Redmond will be at the Hagan Fine Art Gallery and Studio from 5-6 p.m. with her new exhibit Along The Way to discuss her inspiration. Must RSVP for Thursday showing.

Head to Riverfront Park at 5:30 p.m. to hear Super Deluxe play in the Rockin’ the River series and munch on food from local food trucks.

There will be another day of MOJA Poetry and Storytelling at 6 p.m. with Tabu Hazel at City Gallery at the Waterfront Park.

Calling all amateur astronomers, Lowcountry Stargazers will meet at Saint Paul’s Church in Summerville for a late night look at the sky.


Extremely talented artist Nathan Durfee will open his newest solo show from 5-8 p.m. at the Robert Lange Studios.

The Coastal Carolina Orchid Society will be holding an Orchid Show and Sale at Hope’s Treasures on Folly from 1-5 p.m.

This month’s Charleston Gallery Association Art Walk will take place in galleries throughout the peninsula from 5-8 p.m.

In honor of American Craft Week, Surface Craft Gallery will display HOME: An Exhibit of Charleston Craft Artists from 5-8 p.m. featuring mediums such as screen printing, glass, and ceramics.

Corrigan Gallery welcomes Mary Walker for her opening reception from 5-8 p.m. for her show Mysterious Questions.

Wait out the post-work traffic at the Charleston Academy of Music for the Rush Hour Mini Concerts at 5:30 p.m.


The American Heart Association will hold their major fundraiser Lowcountry Heart Walk from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning at Liberty Square.

Celebrate Celadon Home’s 21st Birthday at their location in Mt Pleasant from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with food trucks, beer, and activities like face painting and tarot card readings.

Southern Season is holding their Oktoberfest from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with an assortment of German food, beer, and products.

The 7th Annual Fishing Tournament Fundraiser will take place from 3-6 p.m. at the Sunset Cay Marina to support the Brett Maynard Foundation.


Grab a blanket and a cooler and head to the Green Lawn in Brighton Park Village to listen to the Charleston Symphony Orchestra from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy food trucks during this outdoor concert, but be sure to RSVP.

Come thank mayor Joe Riley for 40 great years in office at Thanks Joe! in Brittlebank Park from 3-7 p.m. with live music, entertainers, and a 50 foot Ferris wheel.