You don't need to travel all the way to Kyoto to experience a beautiful Shinto shrine. Meiji Shrine is located a near Harajuku station and can easily combined with a stroll in the nearby Yoyogi Park, which is perfect to escape the city vibe for a bit. Vsiting this shrine is especially fun on national festival days/holidays as well as on Sundays, as you will be likely to watch a parade or a wedding procession.
Join us for a community discussion held on the Common Ground with Commonhouse Aleworks as part of our event series Brewing on Books: A Community Book Club. This series focuses on local topics of interest for community members. For Park Circle's annual Gay Pride Festival, we're hosting author Harlan Greene for a discussion of Charleston's little-known LGBTQ history from the author's new book, The Real Rainbow Row. Along with the author's books, we'll have further LGBTQ+ titles from our curated shelves available at the event. Cheers! Books are available from Itinerant Literate: The Real Rainbow Row: tinyurl.com… Why We Never Danced the Charleston: bit.ly… About the Book Though Charleston has a reputation for holding onto the past longer than most other places, it could not avoid the shock of change. Much has been written of the city’s history of civil rights, and its rich African American, women’s, ethnic, and religious past. One of the minority groups long left out of the club has been Charleston’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and other sexual minorities community. It’s not that they haven’t been here all along, making history, contributing greatly to the creation of one of America’s most distinctive cities. But, even now, with so many people out and acknowledged, marching in the streets, being elected to public office, and marrying, there are still discrepancies. There are no statues to LGBTQ people (while some discriminatory statutes linger), and very few official mentions anywhere. While other pasts blaze brightly, there is just a flickering of knowledge about local LGBTQ history. About the Author Harlan Greene is author of the novels Why We Never Danced the Charleston, What the Dead Remember and The German Officer's Boy. His non-fiction works include Charleston: City of Memory (with photographs by N. Jane Iseley), Mr. Skylark: John Bennett and the Charleston Renaissance and Slave Badges and the Slave-Hire System in Charleston, South Carolina, 1783-1865 (with Harry S. Hutchins Jr. and Brian E. Hutchins). With James Hutchisson, he co-edited Renaissance in Charleston: Art and Life in the Carolina Lowcountry, 1900-1940. The Real Rainbow Row is his latest release.
Every Week-Daily Specials at The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits - Monday | Burger & Beer Night | 4pm to Close Sip on any bottled domestic beer with our Watch Burger for only $17. Tuesday | Tikis & Taco Night | 4pm to Close Luʻau on the rooftop with fresh zesty tacos and tiki drink specials every Tuesday.
Collaboration Beer Release & Pint Night! Thursday, Jun 8th We are SO excited for the release of our collaboration brew with local company and new friends, Vapor Apparel and we're are going to have a party to celebrate! There will be music, food, and special sun shirts with our awesome new beer graphic! $1 per pint sold during the evening with go to support Lowcountry Land Trust, so come have a few pints for a great cause! The Beer: "Seize the Ray" - Hazy Pale Ale The Food: Gorditas Locas The Music: Shade Music (Nick Forte) Vapor is a sustainable sunwear and apparel company that is passionate about doing the part to preserve the environment. They support several local organizations including Lowcountry Land Trust, who we will be raising donations for at the release!
Kid Tours: A Legacy in Silk - Discover the story of the girl who helped to bring indigo to Charleston. Enjoy the rare opportunity to view Eliza’s gown and some of her personal belongings. Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday during the months of June and July at 3:30 pm. This program includes a tour highlighting the weekly theme and an engaging craft project or educational activity. FREE for Members and FREE with admission to The Charleston Museum.
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