MONDAY: Are you a young entrepreneur looking for a place to expand, or even build, your company? Spark Charleston and Rivers Enterprises unveil their downtown start-up incubator and collaborative offices to help get you started. Open house is all day.
TUESDAY: The Nosh Mob strikes the beaches starting at 5:30 p.m. Blu Restaurant will be providing cocktails, samples, and a fisherman to discuss the industry. Over at the Pour House, The Hawkes are taking over the main stage with their bluesy, Americana rock. If you happen to miss them here, you can find them playing every Thursday at the Chill and Grill at 10 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: At 5 p.m., the Olde North Charleston Meeting Place is showing Performing Arts Boot Camp, a feature-length documentary by City Paper’s contributing arts editor Nick Smith. Witness 11 teens from South Carolina chase their dreams in the fast-paced world of NYC.
THURSDAY: Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina celebrates mothers with their inaugural Mother’s Day Garden Party and Auction. There will be food and drinks, live music, guest speakers, and a live and silent auction. Festivities last from 5-8 p.m.
FRIDAY: Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., take a stroll through the French Quarter for the art walk. Galleries open their doors and offer food, wine, and art. Are you a fan of mystery? The Barnes & Noble in West Ashley hosts a book signing and reading with Gerrie Ferris for her new mystery book, The End Game, at 7 p.m.
SATURDAY: Founder and chairman of Chick-Fil-A S. Truett Cathy is scheduled to speak to the graduating class of Charleston Southern University at 10 a.m. in the North Charleston Coliseum. This event is open to the public, even if you don’t know anyone graduating from the school. Freshfields Village hosts the sixth annual Blues by the Sea event. This year features music by Shane Pruitt, Skyla Burrell, and veteran blues-rockers Bobby Parker and the Blues Night Band. The event takes place at the scenic Mingo Point from 2-7 p.m. As part of the North Charleston Art Festival, the Greater Park Circle Film Society hosts Lowcountry Indie Shorts, one block from international artists, and the other from Lowcountry locals. The first block starts at 7 p.m. at the Olde North Charleston Picture House.