If you haven’t heard (which seems almost impossible by now), it’s Charleston Restaurant Week: great food for great deals from too many restaurants to name here. But what else is going on for those who are low on cash or full after a large three-course meal or two or even three (hey who’s counting?).
Tuesday. Worried about finances – these days who isn’t? Learn a few guidelines to increase your cash flow at Five Laws to Financial Freedom. Or maybe your energy costs are too high. Head to tonight’s One Step of an Energy Assessment Public Forum Q&A Session to learn about improving energy efficiency.
Wednesday. Did you go to summer camp as a kid or send your child to one? Movies about summer camp aren’t anything new but what about a rock’ n’ roll camp? Stop by CofC’s Communications Museum to watch some pretty cool girls from Portland rock your socks off in Girls Rock! The Movie. Stick around; a discussion will follow.
Thursday. For the fashionistas out there, the Spring 2011 Trunk Show is the perfect chance to check out MOB/BOG gowns, party dresses, and cocktail pieces. View Marisa Baratelli’s collection until Saturday but consider making an appointment, since it’s sure to be packed. If you have a thing for ancient Rome or massive eating for that matter, come to CofC professor Scott de Brestian’s lecture Roman Dinners and Barbarian Feasts: Food and Dining at the End of the Roman Empire. Or head to Barnes & Noble to get Beth Hoffman’s New York Times bestselling, Southern coming-of-age novel, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, signed.
Friday. Let loose as local hip-hop artist, Righchus releases Sweetgrass & Supras at NV Dance Lounge. Two new art exhibits open today. Leslie Wayne: Recent Work presents tropical colored paintings at the Halsey Institute of Art. While Redux’s Reorientation IV highlights what’s usually hidden: showing work from its private studio, print shop, and darkroom artists.
Saturday. If you suddenly realized you spent a bit more cash than intended this week, don’t fret. Saturday is full of free activities. First, you can’t miss Gaga Day. When else can you play adult dress up supporting a food-inspired outfit or forget to wear your pants and not be starred at. It’s like Halloween on pop-infused crack! For those engaged women out there, check out today’s Pick-the-Price Sample Sale. You’ll have the chance to tell Belle Couture Bridal consultants exactly what you want for your budget. If you’re hoping to shop, but not looking for that perfect white gown, check out Pure Gifts Open House for 10 percent off any item. This month’s featured artist is Margaret Hansen of Ecolibrio. Foodies can attend Charleston Cooks! Sixth Anniversary for samples, a wine tasting, and demonstrations. If you enjoy watching sports or just healthy competition, head to the Blackbaud Stadium for the USL’s Men’s Player Combine to watch 102 top soccer players from all over North America compete for a professional contract.
Sunday. For anyone who likes a bit of psychological emphasis in their fiction, local author Gloria Cohen will sign her new book Straw Dreams at Blue Bicycle Books today.