All’s quiet on the Holy City front as we gear up for the eclipse weekend. Slowly but surely, we’ll see an influx of tourists filling up every cranny of the city to see the sun disappear for 2 minutes on Monday. Here are some events to keep you busy while you prepare for the potential end of times. Make sure to check out our beer roundup, too, because we don’t know about you, but if we’re going down, it’ll be with a beer in both hands.


Head a bit out of Charleston to Bowman for Yonder Field’s drive-in movie series. This weekend’s showing is Wonder Woman.

Get your swoon on at Music Hall’s Swayze Fest, a double-feature showing of his classics Dirty Dancing and Road House.

The American Atheists conference kicks off today and goes all weekend long. The convention includes prominent atheist scholars and speakers, and everyone gets together for an eclipse viewing on Monday.

Miller Gallery hosts 1:33, a group show centered around the eclipse. Many local artists come together in this exhibit with various art forms about the solar event.

Jahde Made’s Solar Eclipse line debuts at Jahde Leather Atelier, complete with wine and snacks for shoppers.

Hit Theatre 99 for some laughs as the crew takes audience suggestions to throw together scenes.


Check out the inner workings of Charleston Distillery all day, as they offers tours of the facility and specialty cocktails for tasting afterwards.

Palmetto Brewing and Charleston Moves are hosting a path pickup of the area below I-26, beginning at Huger St. After cleaning, cold brews and bites from Graze will be available for purchase at the brewery.

Rock the Rescue is providing some jams with a mission. It’s two-day fest with 40 bands playing at 6 different venues, and proceeds go to the animals of the Francis R. Willis SPCA.

Brace the oppressive heat and humidity for the cause of fresh veggies and food trucks at the farmers market.

The Windjammer is celebrating their 45th anniversary with a night packed full of jams. The Groovy Cools with Rev. Johnny Mac & the Faithful Few, Ed Hunnicutt, and Live Bait will be playing.

Freehouse Brewery hosts their Eclipse Weekend River Jam, complete with live music, an open mic, and food from El Pinchotaco and Al’s Barkers Dogs.


Get educated about eclipses in other planetary systems with NASA’s director of astrophysics, Paul Hertz.

For a truly individual experience, paddle out to Capers Island and camp out in preparation for Monday’s eclipse.

See the first part of the screening of Angels in America, a play about life in the Reagan era during the AIDS epidemic. Part two will be shown Monday night.

McLeod Plantation displays Shadows of the Gullah, a photo series about the life and issues of modern day Gullah Geechee people in the Lowcountry. There’s more to it than just basket weaving.

Learn how to salsa before the eclipse ends us all at Holy City Salsa’s lesson/open dance night.

The Summer of Bill at the Music Hall is ending with The Life Aquatic, in which Murray plays an oceanographer trying to avenge his best friend’s death at the fins of a shark.