This is a pretty laid back holiday weekend but we still have plenty of activities to get you out of the house. If you’re celebrating Easter take your pick among egg hunts, brunch, and a sunrise service. For music we have Stevie Wonder hits, local Charleston musicians, and plenty of small acoustic shows. Art lovers can bounce between pop-up shops and modern dance/living art exhibits. For my foodies we have countless brunches, oyster roasts, food truck rallies to fill your bellies. Or head out to the beach, take it easy, and enjoy the sunshine.
Enjoy a truly Charleston affair at the Aiken-Rhett house where you will enjoy live music, get to tour the historic home, and learn the art of flawlessly shucking an oyster. The roast runs from 5:15-7:30p.m. and you can purchase tickets at the historic charleston website.
Adam Gorlitsky is a pretty incredible dude. Paralyzed in a car accident at 19 he accepted that he would never walk again until he was given an exoskeleton called reWalk that is going to enable him to be the first ever paralyzed man to walk the Cooper River Bridge Run. Help raise funds for Adam so he can keep his legs and help bridge the gap between disabled and able-bodied. The fundraiser is a big ‘ol party at Mynt at 7p.m. with live music by Danny May and Chase Martin, open bar and appetizers, silent auction, and raffle.
Experience an exhibit different from anything you’ve seen at the City Gallery before. Annex Dance Company presents The Path Taken, a modern dance piece created specifically for the space and performed to an original score by Michael Wall. The show begins at 7 p.m. and you can purchase tickets on the company’s website.
Swing by the newest gallery in town, The Southern, to see Benjamin Hollingsworths mixed media wall-mounted tile paintings. It’s not your everyday exhibit and will be opening tonight from 7-10p.m.
Get psyched because some of our favorite local musicians Jordan Igoe, Sideshow Americans, Josh Roberts and The Hinges will be playing in the Charleston Music Hall Local Music Series tonight at 8p.m.
The boys are back. That’s right, Todd Barry and TJ Miller might have been delayed due to weather during their scheduled performances at the Comedy Fest but they are finally here! Todd will be taking to the stage tonight at 8p.m. at the Sottile Theatre. Miller will perform tomorrow at 7:30p.m. same place.
Check out Charleston artist Teil Duncan’s new form studies at her pop-up shop at Fritz Porter at the Cigar Factory from 10a.m.-6p.m. Make sure you get there early, her work usually sells out pretty quickly.
Rip City is back at Redux with a variety show that includes anything from music to comedy to avant-garde performances. Anything goes and they promise it will get weird. Show starts at 9p.m. with $5 admission and $3 PBR all night.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece Phantom of the Opera is performing until April 3rd at the North Charleston Coliseum Performing Arts Center. They are rolling into town with 20 trucks of scenery, costuming, speakers, and a cast and orchestra of 52 people. It’s a big ‘ol production and after watching it you’ll understand their Broadway legacy.
Grab the kids and go to Middleton Place at 10a.m. for an epic Easter egg hunt, colonial kids games, and a chance to meet the Easter bunny. After the hunt feel free to roam the gardens or take a tour of the house.
Plan your lunch and dinner around the Folly Food Truck Rodeo because all the heavy hitters will be there: Juice Joint, Platia, Food Box, Town’ the Dough, and Dashi. They will be circling up at 110 E. Ashley ave. from 1-6p.m. The best part? All proceeds go to Miracle Paws and providing a service dog for a child with Type One Diabetes.
Catch Follywood’s last oyster roast of the year at The Barrel. Think all-you-can-eat oysters, music by Sunflowers and Sin, Don’t Mess with the Tiger, Smoking Guns, and more. Oh and don’t forget local art vendors, corn hole, and Pep rolls food truck. The fun rolls from 1-9p.m. and proceeds will benefit the Warrior Surf Foundation.
Jam with the Bluestone Ramblers and the Lefty Williams band at the Pour House from 2-6p.m. to support the Adaptive Surf Project, whose mission is to get amputees out on the surfboard and make water sports more accessible. Besides the music there will be a raffle and Brock Johnson will present a documentary about his journey to the 2015 ISA Adaptive Bellyak Surfing World Championships.
This week’s Loading Dock Concert at Palmetto includes music from The Blues Green, The New Schematics, Shiny Penny, and If Birds Could Fly. Grab some food from the Short Grain truck to go with your can of Lowcountry Pilsner. The music starts at 6p.m.
Hop on over to Middleton Plantation for the Insane Inflatable 5K, the most fun way to work off all those Cadbury eggs you will be indulging in tomorrow. It’s 11 blown up obstacles meant for you to slide, climb, jump, and bounce through to the finish line. Afterward head over to the Midway for a pretty killer after party. Spots are still available in numerous waves running from 8-11:30 a.m.so register online.
The Charleston Jazz Orchestra will be jamming to some Stevie Wonder classics at the Music Hall at 5 and 8p.m. I’m super-spicious you’ll hear some Superstitious.
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is back at the Pour House from 11a.m.-3p.m. so load up on bevvies, food truck grub, and all the produce you need for the coming week. Live music, fun for the kids, and free parking all make for a great way to spend your Sunday with the family.
Get some sun salutations in on the deck of the Pour House before you reach for your Bloody Mary at the farmers market. Be there at 10 a.m. for a class led by the folks at Evolve Holistic Health. All levels are welcome just bring your own mat.
Wind down before you wind up your big week with a candle-lit yoga class at Seeking Indigo at 11a.m. All levels are welcome.
Okay, okay one more. Hit up Holy City Brewing at 10a.m. for a 45 minute yoga class followed by a flight of beer and of course some brunch by Suelto.
Come to the Rec Room from 12-5p.m. and meet the newest business on wheels, The Dreamstream, home to Red Rose Vintage. Grab brunch then browse the racks of the best glam 80’s attire.
If you’re not looking to spend time in the kitchen whipping up Easter brunch for the family head to Crave in Mt. Pleasant for a special menu and drink specials put together by chef Landon Ganstrom. Feel better about it knowing $2 from each meal goes to Camp Rise Above!
For those looking to celebrate Easter in a more traditional way, head to White Point Gardens (aka The Battery) at 6:45a.m. for a nondenominational sunrise service.