The William Aiken House was way too much fun for a Wednesday, with a double whammy — the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event and the Southern Weddings book launch party. Let’s please celebrate like this every night. Down the street, 52.5 Records — Charleston’s favorite indie music store — celebrated their new space and their 10-year anniversary with nightly music events. The Gullah Festival was very interesting and enlightening. I had the privilege to learn about and meet Mr. Philip Simmons, the famed blacksmith who put Charleston ironwork on the map. The East side native’s influence on our community as well as his amazing artwork literally shape this city. The “Sword Gate” at 32 Legare St. is just the tip of the iceberg. The Lowcountry Food Bank’s Chef’s Feast fund-raiser on Sunday night garnered a bucket of money for the Kids’ Café and brought hundreds of people out to gorge on delicious food. If you missed the French Film Festival this year, it’s OK. You can still go down to the French Quarter any night of the week for romance. Climbing into the fountains is optional.