Book club with Dinner! MAY PICK: Big Swiss by Jen Beagin 6:15 p.m. Meet-and-greet, 6:30 p.m. dinner & discussion | The Junction 3-course dinner from The Junction | $65 (includes drink pairings, tax, and tip) Join us at The Junction to discuss Big Swiss by Jen Beagin! Attendees must purchase a dinner ticket to attend; there are 35 spots for each night available for in-person seating. Every month we gather to discuss the book over an original, three-course meal with drink pairings inspired by the book. Purchase your dinner ticket to let us know you'll be coming! Find a copy from the bookstore Hardcover | $27.00 Ebook | $12.99 Audiobook | $27.59 or Libro.fm subscription Get Let Book Club Subscription Box: $35/month | includes the book of the month and other thematic goodies! The Fine Print Refund policy: Refunds will be granted up to the Sunday before the event. After this time, the Junction has begun preparation for the dinner and cannot grant refunds for the costs. Credits may be given on a case-by-case basis. Transfer policy: Attendees can transfer their Tuesday night ticket to Wednesday night or vice versa if scheduling conflicts arise. If a transfer occurs within 12 hours of the event, please reach out to Itinerant Literate at [email protected] or (843) 225-6569 to notify organizers of the change. About the Book: Find content warnings & reader reviews on StoryGraph! A brilliantly original and funny novel about a sex therapist’s transcriptionist who falls in love with a client while listening to her sessions. When they accidentally meet in real life, an explosive affair ensues. Greta lives with her friend Sabine in an ancient Dutch farmhouse in Hudson, New York. The house, built in 1737, is unrenovated, uninsulated, and full of bees. Greta spends her days transcribing therapy sessions for a sex coach who calls himself Om. She becomes infatuated with his newest client, a repressed married woman she affectionately refers to as Big Swiss, since she’s tall, stoic, and originally from Switzerland. Greta is fascinated by Big Swiss’s refreshing attitude toward trauma. They both have dark histories, but Big Swiss chooses to remain unattached to her suffering while Greta continues to be tortured by her past. One day, Greta recognizes Big Swiss’s voice at the dog park. In a panic, she introduces herself with a fake name and they quickly become enmeshed. Although Big Swiss is unaware of Greta’s true identity, Greta has never been more herself with anyone. Her attraction to Big Swiss overrides her guilt, and she’ll do anything to sustain the relationship… Bold, outlandish, and filled with irresistible characters, Big Swiss is both a love story and also a deft examination of infidelity, mental health, sexual stereotypes, and more—from an amazingly talented, one-of-a-kind voice in contemporary fiction.
The Historic Charleston Supper Club, founded in 2020, this week announced that it is changing its location to the historic Governor’s House Inn, located on Broad St. in downtown Charleston. The Governor’s House Inn was built in 1760 and was the home of Edward Rutledge, one of this country’s founding fathers. Rutledge, who was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence, hosted many dignitaries during his time there, including George Washington. Also, born in this the house (in 1782) was Edward’s daughter, Sarah, who would go on to write the very first published cookbook in Charleston’s history, “The Carolina Housewife.” Mike Hebb, a chef and a culinary historian, is the operator of the Historic Charleston Supper Club. He offers a five-course tasting menu where each of the first three courses focuses on a specific period of Charleston’s food history: Colonial, Antebellum, and Reconstruction. Each dish served is authentic to the time period. Hebb also dresses in period attire and narrates each course with culinary and Charleston history. “I am so excited about this opportunity to move the Historic Charleston Supper Club to the Governor’s House Inn,” said Hebb. “The Governor’s House Inn has such a rich culinary and political history, and I look forward to now being a small part of that history and sharing it with others.” The Historic Charleston Supper Club will be offering dinners at the Governor’s House Inn on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30 pm. A glass of Madeira wine, the most popular wine of this era, will also be offered upon arrival. The series opens the weekend of March 12th, 2022. Booking and more information are available at www.historicsupperclub.com.
Brews For Broadway - Join us for a uniquely awesome event benefitting the Musical Theater Center! This will be a rock show, featuring the super talented kids (with volunteers playing instruments) at MTC! This is the perfect family friendly event for people of all ages! Roti Rolls will be there at 4PM Fairy Hair Charleston will be there 3-6PM!
Bay Street Biergarten will be celebrating their 10th anniversary with several events featuring beer, live music, and more. Starting with "10th OKTOBERFEST" today 11 am to 8 pm Live Music all day including The Midnight City Band closing out the event at 6 pm Stein Hoisting Competition Games Drink/Food Specials Holy City Brewing Collab FestBier
Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, Autograph Collection
Grand Bohemian Gallery will host “and yet we co-exist” exhibition by Taylor and Connor Robinson in September. Local artists Taylor and Connor Robinson handcraft textured sculptural paintings and reliefs under their trade name Visceral Home. Their work is textural, compositions grown from experimentation using contrasting natural earth compounds and unnatural elements to represent the complexities of mental health and addiction disorders. The art they create is a meditative process, a personal reflective journey. While healing parts of themselves they aim to inspire vulnerability in the viewer. The artists intend to help destigmatize mental health by pairing vulnerable written autobiographies alongside viscerally evocative art. Every painting has been cared for and thought of as a singular soulful entity, treated as their own unique being, story being told, and personality. Their artwork and process focus on a personal promise, a deeply felt commitment that they cannot create without helping others create a better future for themselves. Both Taylor and Connor are in recovery from substance abuse disorder, and Taylor battles cPTSD. To be where they are today is a miracle. They are eternally grateful to be able to share their art in new spaces and share their story, and hope to inspire others. They share their gratitude by giving back and donating to local charities (Charleston is at the very bottom of the US list for mental health resources). Taylor and Connor Robinson focus on new and innovative ways to open doors to these potentially uncomfortable conversations, art being one avenue. Taylor and Connor Robinson will be at the Grand Bohemian Gallery for an Opening Reception of this solo exhibition “and yet we co-exist” on Friday, September 1st from 4PM-7PM in tandem with the Charleston Gallery Association’s First Friday Art Walk. Both artists will return to the Grand Bohemian Gallery for a Closing Reception on Saturday, September 30th from 2PM-6PM. The exhibition runs from September 1 – 30, 2023.
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