First Friday for June features live music from Brushfire Stankgrass and BBQ from Big Boned BBQ! BBQ fires up around 5 with tunes kicking off at 6! Brushfire Stankgrass is an Asheville-based bluegrass fusion group featuring brothers Ben & Will Saylor (banjo/guitar/vocals), Micah Thomas (drums) and Daniel Iannucci (bass.) The band, now in their tenth year with its current lineup, has released four studio albums to date, and has two more albums currently underway, tracked at Asheville’s famed Echo Mountain Studios. Exciting live shows and cutting edge studio material is at the forefront of their musical product. “The Rich Cache” was released in 2021 and is just that, a collection of buried tunes that the band has performed on stages great and small for over a decade, and finally, lovingly, self produced into a full length album. Featuring fan favorites like “Appalachian Snow “ and “The Party Suite” the album evokes a true sense of the group’s history and evolution, and is a celebration of some of their most unique and lasting creations. From traditional acoustic mastery to deep space synth vibes, their entire range is on full display. Tracked at Echo Mountain Studios in 2018, “City of a Thousand Hills” is the culmination of countless hours of practice and collaboration, consternation and celebration. It is a rueful love letter to their mountain home, as well as a fervent call to action, continuing the band’s urgent message of preservation and conservancy in “Pretty Ass Blue Ridge Mountain Shit” that began with 2013’s Microclimates. With contributions from much loved local talents and the engineering mastery of the good folks at Echo Mountain, the album represents the groups greatest achievement to date, both creatively and technologically.
Join Young Jewish Charleston for our annual Break the Fast event. Charleston Jewish Federation will provide kosher-style breakfast food from Baguette Magic, and Kosher meals if requested by September 13. If you have special dietary restrictions please contact Erin Boynton and we will do our best to accommodate you. Young Jewish Charleston provides adults in their 20s and 30s opportunities to gather together for social, professional, religious, and volunteer events. Whether you are an established Charlestonian or have just moved to town, YJC embraces all young Jewish adults to connect, thus cultivating a close sense of fellowship and enhancing the inherently familial nature of the Jewish community. Young Jewish Charleston accepts and appreciates the involvement of interfaith and intercultural couples, maintaining a firm ideology of inclusion amongst Charleston’s Jewish population.
Blue Bicycle Books welcomes Michael Harriot Mon., Sept. 25, 6:30 pm as he discusses Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America (Morrow., 432 pp., $32.50). About the book: In Black AF History, Harriot removes the white sugar coating from the American story, placing Black people squarely at the center. Harriot speaks hilarious truth to oppressive power, subverting conventional historical narratives with little-known stories about the experiences of Black Americans, from the African Americans who arrived before 1619 to the un-conquerable bandit who inspired America’s first police force. With chapters on “The Church Fight That Started Slavery,” “Construction,” and “The Race War III: The Conspiracy Theory That Was True,” Black AF History tells the stories of influential Black Americans with the comedic energy of Richard Pryor and the critical eye of Howard Zinn, revealing the rebellions and revolts standard American “history” doesn’t want you to know about. About the author: Michael Harriot is a columnist at theGrio.com where he covers the intersection of race, politics, and culture. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, NBC, BET, and on his mother’s refrigerator. He is a political commentator on MSNBC and CNN and has been honored by the National Association of Black Journalists for commentary, digital commentary, and TV news writing. His college course “Race: An Economic Construct” was adapted by university economics departments across the country as a model for teaching the combination of history, economics, politics, and class structures.
Thaddeus Street Jr. Education Center - College of Charleston
Women's & Gender Studies will be hosting a week-long series – Land, Body, History: vectors of knowledge from global Black feminist perspectives. There are three events that are also open to the public: Diaspora, Conflict Bodies, and the Power of Art Tuesday, September 26, 2023 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Thaddeus Street Jr. Education Center The Septima Clark Auditorium (Room 118) 25 St. Philip St. Charleston, SC 29401 Event Description: Panel discussion on Diaspora, Conflict Bodies, and the Power of Art. WGS scholar-in-residence, Régine Jean-Charles (Northeastern Univ.) in conversation with Kameelah Martin, Robert Sabb, and Cady Walker '23. Moderated by WGS director, Lauren Ravalico. This event will be recorded live for WGS podcast, What IFF? West African Foodways: Talk & Taste Wednesday, September 27, 2023 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM Trident Technical College Palmer Campus Culinary Amphitheater 66 Columbus St. Charleston, SC 29403 Event Description: Discussion, cooking demo, and sampling with Chef Binta N'Daw Young (Bintü Atelier), John Cropper (History, African Studies), and WGS scholar-in-residence, Régine Jean-Charles (Northeastern Univ.). Moderated by WGS director, Lauren Ravalico.
The Junior League of Charleston (JLC) a women’s leadership organization devoted to training the next generation of female leaders, will present “The Power of Women in Leadership: Who Will You Impact?” in partnership with Pinckney Carter Company on Monday, September 25, at Davies Auditorium. This two-hour panel, moderated by local TV personality Carolyn Murray, will feature community members sharing their successes and roadblocks to becoming local leaders. The event is free and open to the public. “We invite our entire community to join us for an inspiring discussion about how all of us can make an impact here in Charleston,” states Amy Jenkins, Executive Director of the JLC. This panel event, one of many celebrations taking place as the JLC celebrates its centennial year, will feature a conversation centered on how to make an impact as a leader in the community. The Honorable Stephanie McDonald; The Honorable Tamara Curry; Tracey Blanchard, Co-Founder & Owner of Village Gourmet Specialties aka Big T Coastal Provisions; and Stephanie Tillerson, AICP and Town Administrator Kiawah Island will share their insight into the vital role strong women leaders can play in the hour-and-a-half panel discussion. There will be a social/networking event starting at 5:30 pm for attendees to network prior to the panel at 6:30 pm.
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