Editor’s Letter: October/November/December 2017

Fall is a wonderful time in Charleston, with the cooler temperatures and crystal clear blue skies – walking through the city is a pleasure. Be sure to tuck this copy of Charleston Gateway in your bag before you head out for the day. In it, you’ll find a wealth of information about our city and… Continued

Feast for Foodies: Upper King Food Destination

Charleston has long been a favorite for gourmet enthusiasts. Upper King Street, north of Calhoun Street, has become a popular dining destination for visitors and locals alike. Native chefs and those from around the country have created a fusion of lowcountry cuisine with a dash of their personal flare to please any palate. With a… Continued

Harry Potter Film Concert Series Featuring the Charleston Symphony Orchestra

Harry Potter Film Concert Series Featuring the Charleston Symphony Orchestra

Starts: October 28, 2017

Ends October 29, 2017

For the first time ever, audiences will experience a live symphony orchestra performing music to the entire film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the Charleston Symphony Orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. Experience the magic… Continued

Holiday Theatre

Holiday Theatre

Charleston theatres are bringing the spirit of the holiday season to the stage with classic performances to delight young and old. Footlight Players Charleston’s oldest continuously performing theatre company, the Footlight Players are currently celebrating their 86th season. The Footlight Players Theatre is located at 20 Queen St. in downtown Charleston. For more information, call 843-722-7521… Continued

Let Your Heart Be Light: The Holiday Festival of Lights

Let Your Heart Be Light: The Holiday Festival of Lights

Starts: November 10, 2017

Ends January 1, 2018
@ James Island County Park

The beloved Holiday Festival of Lights returns to James Island County Park on November for its 28th year! Featuring an estimated two million shimmering lights, Charleston’s most popular holiday event opens for nightly admission on November 10. More than four million people have toured the Holiday Festival of Lights, and the three mile driving tour… Continued

Charleston Stage Presents: To Kill A Mockingbird

Charleston Stage Presents: To Kill A Mockingbird

Starts: October 18, 2017

Ends November 5, 2017

Just visiting the historic Dock Street Theatre is fascinating – this beautiful space first opened in 1736 with a performance of The Recruiting Officer.  Seeing Harper Lee’s iconic novel brought to life in this venue is something truly spectacular. Charleston Stage, founded by Playwright Julian Wiles in 1978, is South Carolina’s largest professional theatre company. The… Continued

Experience Mrs. Whaley’s Garden with the Gentleman Gardener

Experience Mrs. Whaley’s Garden with the Gentleman Gardener

“Invite Your Soul For A Visit” – a quote by Mrs. Emily Whaley about her iconic Charleston garden, the most visited private garden in the United States. And the garden I now tend. I am Paul Saylors, Gentleman Gardener at 58 Church Street, the James Verree House, most widely known as Mrs. Whaley’s Garden. It… Continued

Annual Coastal Carolina Fair

Annual Coastal Carolina Fair

Starts: October 26, 2017

Ends November 5, 2017

Take the short drive to Ladson, only minutes from Charleston, and find fun for the entire family. Entertainment will include not only thrilling rides for all ages, but an explosive mixture of nightly fireworks displays and nationally and internationally known performers. For more info, call 843-572-3161 or visit www.coastalcarolinafair.org.

Children’s Day Festival: Mount Pleasant

Children’s Day Festival: Mount Pleasant

Starts: October 15, 2017

Adults and children will love this fun afternoon with carnival rides, giant inflatable slides, live entertainment, wall climbing, face painting and many other activities! Admission and all activities are free. The event will be held from noon – 5 pm at 1251 Park West Boulevard in the Park Recreation Complex. Free parking is available with shuttle service throughout… Continued

Experience the History and Beauty of Old Bethel United Methodist Church

Experience the History and Beauty of Old Bethel United Methodist Church

Charleston is known for its many historic churches, but some of the oldest are not open for public tours.  For a limited time, Old Bethel United Methodist Church is offering group tours by reservation only. Queen Atterberry, writer and founder of the African Dance & Drum Company in Charleston, leads these exciting tours which include not… Continued