This week, Charleston is saying goodbye to summer, September, and (hopefully) the stormy weather all in one fell swoop. Don’t worry. You still have time to catch some of the art exhibits that wrap-up this week. The first day of October is Wednesday, which means a weekend full of opening receptions for artists’ latest exhibits. Out with the old, in with the new. Wring out your wet clothes and make time to soak in some free culture.

Monday Check out the talented Charleston Music Academy faculty at a free concert hosted by the Charleston Music Club.  

If you’re in Summerville, shag all night long at Mojo’s Club and Cigar Bar. And by shag, we mean dance.

Maybe you’ve been feeling nostalgic. Reminisce about the good ol’ days and play a few Nintendo games on the big screen at the Tin Roof.

Tuesday Today is your last chance to view some of the summer’s art exhibits. Don’t miss Kristen Solecki’s exhibit at Saul Anderson Gallery.

Cory Oberndorfer’s Pop: Summer exhibit captures the feel of summer perfectly. Head over to Jericho Advisors to see it before it is gone with the season.

Post-punk indie band, Fiasco, will be jammin’ out at the Recovery Room.
Calling all Gullah Geechee artists. Award-winning journalist and media consultant Kerri Forrest will offer tips on promoting your craft.

Wednesday Today marks the first of the month as well as the opening reception for the Frank Strazzulla and Elizabeth Leary art exhibit at Ann Long Fine Art.

Boost your spirits with free spirits. Taste test beverages at The Cocktail Club’s Slow Sips Fundraiser.

Thursday Get your copy of In Search of Lost Light signed by author Stuart K. Kimball at Studio Open.

RSVP to attend the free screening of America the Beautiful 3 and the following Q&A with filmmaker Darryl Roberts at Sottile Theatre.

Internationally recognized Louis Guillette is giving a talk on the reproductive consequences of environmental contaminants at Baruch Auditorium on the MUSC campus.

Friday Make an evening out of opening receptions and partake in the French Quarter Art Walk. We like to think of it as musical art galleries.

Make your way to the opening reception of Patricia P. Schaefer’s latest photography exhibit at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery.

Your next stop should be City Lights Coffeeshop to view Dos Bandidos’ depiction of famous people as cats in their Nine Lives exhibit.

Michael Mitchell Gallery is holding an opening reception for artists Elizabeth Foster, Eva Magill-Oliver, and Stephen St. Claire. Enjoy live music and drinks while viewing the Asheville Nashville exhibit. 

Here is another opening reception to add to your list. Atelier Gallery is featuring work by Uruguayan artist Santiago Garcia in an exhibit entitled Andante.

Saturday Have your pets blessed at St. George’s Episcopal Church and enjoy live music and pet-related activities.

Spend your afternoon at Irvin-House Vineyards for Sippin’ Saturday.

Stop by Celadon for their 20th birthday celebration. The furniture shop will have food trucks, local artists on-hand, and a shopping discount.

Sunday Today is the last day to view the African Diaspora-Convergence and Reclamation exhibit at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.
Shop around the XCVI Trunk Show held at Utopia.

End your weekend with live music at the Pour House by the alt-country band, Dead Winter Carpenters.