Notable October Events in Charleston

Thank you Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria for establishing the Octoberfest 200 years ago! The Octoberfest celebration in Charleston will take place at Blackbaud Stadium on October 24 from noon till 5!

Besides the celebration of beer, my October calendar is filled with awesome events:

October 1, 5-8pm: Art Walk – some notable shows:

– Elements & Atmosphere at the Wells Gallery the show immortalizes the Carolinas in rich oil paint, the most forgiving and often frustrating medium, featured artists, Wendy Whitson and Kevin LePrince.

– Johnson Hagood‘s new works created for the Greenville Museum of Art on display at the Carolina Galleries.

– Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art will host a stunning show by J. Christian Snedeker, one of our extraordinarily talented local artists.

– The Corrigan Gallery presents Sex and Death a show of works by Richard (Duke) Hagerty.

The Dreamscape by Nathan Durfee

Robert Lange Studios has an exciting exhibit titled The Soft Embrace of a Porcelain Night, it features the work of contemporary painter Nathan Durfee. These works will not last, they never do.

– Horton Hayes Fine Art will  present an exhibition of new paintings by Chris Groves entitled Reflection.

– Jennifer Smith Rogers will present new works at Smith Killian Fine Art in a show titled Natural and Notable.

– The Sylvan Gallery will celebrate Rhett Thurman and her “40 Years of Painting in Charleston.” This is going to be a great art show! Rhett has painted all over the world! for more info! All art openings are FREE.

Gold Keris Knife with diamonds and rubbies

October 1, 5-8pm: Galleons Lost at 165 King Street is featuring its amazing collection of one-a-kind, highly collectible Keris Knives (diamonds and gold!). FREE

October 6, 6-9 pm: Rebekah Jacob Gallery will host a fundraiser for the American College of the Building Arts “REDy to Wear,” where you can bid on masks created by local artists.FREE

October 24, 6:30-10pm: A Night of Jewish Film, a screening of a documentary titled “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story.” This iconic film about the contributions of Jewish major leaguers and the special meaning that baseball has had in the lives of American Jews since the 1860s will light up the screen of The Sottile Theater at 7:45 p.m. Prior to the movie screening, everyone is invited to a desert & champagne reception, the Melvin and Judith Solomon Humanitarian Award for the Arts to Judith Solomon will be presented here, starts at 6:30pm.  Tickets are $20 for the film and $50 for both the reception and the film.

October 28, 7-11pmThe Red Party at one of the most haunted buildings in the United States (truly haunted!), the Old City Jail that houses the American College of the Building Arts. This is the party that people are dying to get in. Dress up in red and mask your face, it is the best Halloween Party in town! $55 in advance, $65 at the door.


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