SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO DOWNTOWN AT 2ND SUNDAY
Welcome Skinny Dip Charleston
345 King is about to transition into a place where you can shop, savor wines and coffee, attend events and have a bite or two. They're opening April 1st and the public celebration will be on 2nd Sunday--April 9th, staff from Skinny Dip will be on hand this month for a sneak preview. They'll also have a booth at the Charleston Fashion Week Style Lounge. Skinny Dip Charleston 345 King Street.
Computer Repair Doctor
It's a scary thought to imagine the cameras and microphones of our phones, laptops, TVs, etc. being used without our knowledge to record our private moments. The technicians at Computer Repair Doctor believe that people have a right to privacy with their own devices. Because of this they are offering free education and disabling service for you and the recording components built into your devices, on the spot at 2nd Sunday. Get your security questions answered by professionals in the know. Plus, get your laptop repaired and cracked phone screen replaced at the same time. Down the corridor at 363 King Street. Read more.
Enjoy a 20-percent discount on a range of Spoleto Festival USA 2017 Festival performances during a special-savings-for-locals event at 2nd Sunday on King Street. The public is invited to visit the Festival's information tent at King and George streets where staff will be available to answer questions about the upcoming season and provide programming recommendations. They'll share an online promo code with people who stop by, good until 11:59 pm Sunday night. The Spoleto Festival offices at 14 George Street, just a short walk away, will be open for in person ticket sales during 2nd Sunday.
At the 2nd Sunday Info Tent... Authors!
Diann Shaddox will be there with her novels, and to raise awareness for Essential Tremor Month. ET, the most common movement disorder, is a progressive neurological condition that causes a trembling of hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. Over 10 million Americans have ET.
Chef Frank Lee will be on hand with his best seller The S.N.O.B. Experience: Slightly North of Broad. The book, produced with the Hall Family, contains many local profiles, recipes and anecdotes you'll love.
Poet, author and photographer William P Baldwin will bring his new poetry book Sweet Content and novel A Gentleman in Charleston and the Manner of His Death.
H. Gibbs Knotts, College of Charleston will be on hand with his book The Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People.
The Cooper River Bridge Run, coming April 1st, is recognized as one of the best races in the world, but also as one of the largest fundraisers for charity. Here's your chance to register, and contribute. Buy a raffle ticket at the Info Tent and register to be in the race at the same time.
Hagan Fine Art
Artist Olessia Maximenko will be in the Hagan Fine Art Gallery from 12-2 pm. This is a must see event; she is painting her self portrait! 177 King Street. Read more.
Reinert Fine Art and Reinert Fine Contemporary Art
Rick will be painting, and you can catch the colorful work of Impressionist palette knife artist James Pratt at both galleries. Have a mimosa and enjoy the beautiful courtyard. 179 and 202 King Street. Read more.
Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery
Free cleaning and prong check during 2nd Sunday. See the stunning new inventory of museum quality gems, brainstorm with Michael Corneau about how your cherished-but-ugly family heirlooms can be reworked, enjoy viewing the work of J.K. Krum and the late Peter Karis. Corneau Gallery 92 Hasell Street between King and Meeting.
Muse Restaurant and Wine Bar
Muse will host a fundraiser brunch during 2nd Sunday for former soux chef Zach Behm who was injured in a car crash last summer. Zach sustained a severe brain injury and has required multiple surgeries and extensive rehabilitation. The event will be from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and will feature bottomless bloodies, mimosas and beer in addition to the brunch buffet. Call 843.577.1102 for reservations.
Le Creuset Boutique
Take a look at the new colors, marine and oyster, and enjoy 20% off the stainless steel collection at Charleston's own Le Creuset Boutique. 112 North Market in the Planter's Inn.
House of Sage, also known as house of great fashion, is open at 51 George Street. Savannah Bee, the sweetest place in town, is open at the corner of King and Wentworth. Club Monaco is previewing Fashion Week at 258 King Street.
Ibu is hosting a great event coming up on April 26. Held at the Cigar Factory, the event will debut ali4ibu, the Ali McGraw collection. Click here for tickets.
The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
This month's Farmers Market Dinner features Holy City Farms Heirloom tomato salad, pan seared golden tilefish with grilled asparagus and roasted purple potatoes with a strawberry onion jam, and a traditional, tasty strawberry shortcake for dessert. Split Creek Farm, Gallup Farm, Watsonia Farms and Lowcountry Creamery are among the local purveyors for this feast by Chef Daniel James. 387 King Street at Calhoun. Read more.
Woof Gang Bakery
Dog portraits on the street from noon to 4:00 pm will benefit the Charleston Animal Society. Come inside Woof Gang Bakery Charleston with your best friend and sample Bowser Beer for dogs. 341 King Street.
Custom blended and distilled spirits on Saturday, curated wine tastings and gourmet foods on Sunday, that's how VomFASS Charleston rolls! Stop by this fascinating new store and see. 342 King Street.
Darn this Southern climate! Spring brings a whole new set of problems for your hair. Frizz is here along with dullness and unmanageability. Pop upstairs to Salon Couture during 2nd Sunday and talk about their specials on Brazilian Blowdry. Shiny and straight, or wavy or curly, no frizz; that's what we're after! Lasts 12 weeks! Upstairs at 203 King Street.
Take a health break at Beech. Fresh, healthy meals. New hours 9am-8pm M-Sat, 11am - 6pm Sunday. 315 King Street.
Discover Charleston jewelry inside the Charleston City Market! See pieces like the Charleston Coordinates Necklace and SC State Charm at Gold Creations on 2nd Sunday and receive 10% your entire purchase of $45 or more!
Stop by the Caviar & Bananas tent to try some of their new pastries! Raspberry Oatmeal Bar, Gluten free rich Chocolate Cake, and Twix Bar as well as some fun St. Patrick Day treats and a new cold brew coffee that comes by the six pack. Head down to their George Street location for brunch and a glass of Defesa rosé - one of their new exclusives from Esporao. Pick up a bottle to go and pair it with our new J. Stark wine totes, perfect for spring picnics! Dine in, take out or order online for delivery. A fun demo with Bittermilk too!
Charleston Shoe Co.
Step into Spring with Charleston Shoe Company's new styles! 50 styles to choose from with 100 color options! Click here for a curated list of bunion friendly shoes. The best part, they are machine washable! 161 King Street and in the City Market.
Get up to 40% off 4 or more sterling silver items during the semi-annual sale at Handpicked! Shop exclusive sterling silver now. 333 King Street.
Lowcountry Olive Oil
Locally handcrafted Irish Stout infused balsamic vinegar is back at Lowcountry Olive Oil. Large bottles just $16. The perfect addition to meats and cheeses. Get a free 2 oz bottle with every $30+ in-store purchase on Sunday! 272 Meeting Street at the corner of Society.
Virginia's on King has breakfast and lunch specials for guests to enjoy before they stroll down King Street. Try soft shell crab po' boys for lunch and soft shell crab omelets for breakfast. Don't forget the mimosa carafe specials. Miss Virginia would be proud. 412 King Street. While you're on Upper King, shop MOSA Boutique and get ready for Fashion Week! Women's and Men's clothing, accessories, and beer, wine and mimosas! 420 King Street. Hampden is back open after renovations at 314 King Street. Irresistables is offering 20% off our their popular cashmere capes and hosting a Before & Again Trunk Show. 181 King Street. L'Occitane has a party for the entire family! Complementary hand massages and facials accompanied by custom fragrance layering. 246 King Street. Heart of Charleston Luxury Spa is Charleston's newest and most luxurious day spa retreat, just a half a block off of King. Their 2nd Sunday art event features original, framed lowcountry oil paintings from local artist Cynthia Huston. 101 Queen Street.
In the mood for more art? Drink it in at any of these Charleston Gallery Association Galleries on 2nd Sunday. Principle Gallery, Courtyard Gallery, The Vendue, Robert Lange Studios, Reinert Fine Art and Reinert Contemporary Fine Art, Mary Martin Gallery, The Sportsman's Gallery, The Wells Gallery, Charleston Artist Guild, Gordon Wheeler, Meyer Vogl Gallery, Anglin Smith, Studio 151 Fine Art, Hagan Fine Art, Horton Hayes Fine Art, Lowcountry Artist Gallery,
Atrium Art Gallery, Cecil Byrne Gallery, Martin Gallery, Mitchell Hill, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Edward Dare Gallery.
So much to see and do! Join your friends and neighbors at 2nd Sunday on King Street, each month from 1:00-5:00 and full of surprises.