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Exhibition: Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks
Drop by the Halsey Institute this week for a number of different events featuring artist Namsa Leuba’s latest exhibition, Crossed Looks. Members are invited to a special preview Thursday, and the exhibition officially opens to the public Friday with a reception. Then, hop on Zoom Saturday for a conversation with Leuba and guest curator Joseph Gergel. Check online for a full schedule. 

Aug. 26-Aug. 28. Various times. Free to attend. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. 161 Calhoun St. Downtown. halsey.cofc.edu

CHS Hort Workshop Series 
The Charleston Horticultural Society’s in-person summer workshop series is coming to a close, but it isn’t too late to jump in, get involved and learn the ins and outs of Lowcountry gardening. Workshops cover a variety of subjects on gardening in the Charleston area. This week’s classes feature garden design, landscape design, the art and history of indigo, fall veggie gardening, a course on Noisette roses and more. Check the society’s website for detailed scheduling information. 

Aug. 24-28. Various times. $15-$40/members; $25-$50/nonmembers. Charleston Horticultural Society. Various locations. chashortsoc.org

Motown in the Moonlight
From smooth ballads to upbeat crowd-pleasers, Motown in the Moonlight is sure to get folks on the dance floor. But if dancing isn’t your scene, drinks are available on-site. ID will be required to purchase alcohol. No food is offered at the event, but will be available at nearby River Watch Cafe and Gift Shop. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, as seating is limited. 

Aug. 28. 7-10:30 p.m. $8/ticket. Mount Pleasant Pier. 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd. Mount Pleasant. ccprc.com

Doughnut Dash 5k
The Race4Wanza Doughnut Dash 5k, an annual event in memory of Tywanza Sanders, is back. Honor the life of the youngest victim of the 2015 Mother Emanuel Church shooting and walk/run to raise funds for R4A’s scholarship fund. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., a training stretch will start at 8:30 a.m. and the run begins at 9 a.m. 

Aug. 28. 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Prices vary for children, individuals and teams. South Windermere Center. 80 Folly Road Blvd. West Ashley. race4wanza2021.eventbrite.com

S.C. Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival
The eighth annual South Carolina Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival brings together fans of two Jamaican specialties — one edible and one musical — for a Sunday afternoon on the banks of the Ashley River.  On stage, attendees will hear sounds of Mystic Vibrations and The Dubplates, along with DJ and radio host Wayne Hall. A portion of proceeds benefit charity.

Aug. 29. 12-7 p.m. $25-$40. Brittlebank Park. 185 Lockwood Drive. Downtown. screggaejerkfestival.com