Charleston Friday Five // September 10th, 2021

Hooray! It’s Friday once again, which means it’s time for the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events taking place in the Charleston area this weekend. Try a new spot during Charleston Restaurant Week or take your pup to the waterpark! As always, no matter what you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company hope you have a very happy and safe weekend! 

This weekend kicks off Charleston Restaurant Week. This eleven day event highlights nearly 50 of Charleston’s hottest restaurants across the peninsula and surrounding area. Enjoy cuisine of the Lowcountry through exclusive lunch and dinner menus now through September 19th. Have a particular spot you want to try? Make your reservation now! See the complete list of participating restaurants here!

The girls from the popular podcast, Girl Gotta Eat, hit the stage tonight at Charleston Music Hall. This uncensored comedy show is the perfect event for a girls night. Podcast hosts Ashley and Rayna will answer questions about dating and relationships in a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience. You are sure to leave with a fresh outlook on dating after hearing these girls! Show goers must present printed proof of a negative COVID test or a full vaccination card. Tickets start at $32 online here!

Celebrate the dog days of summer with Dog Day Afternoon: Splash Island! Bring your pup out for a swim at Palmetto Islands County Park’s Splash Island Waterpark. This Saturday September 11th 1 -3 pm. Tickets are $10 per dog (owners pay $2 for regular park admission). Be sure to bring a leash for entering and exiting the park!  

Second Sunday returns to King Street this Sunday after an 18 month absence due to COVID. From 1 to 5 pm, King Street restrictions vehicles, becoming pedestrian only to allow shops to occupy the street. This is a recurring event each second Sunday of the month downtown. 

Get your fill of brunch and Bluegrass this Sunday, September 12th at Commonhouse Aleworks in North Charleston. Bluegrass Brunch features the Commonhouse exclusive Bluegrass group, Commonhouse Cats. The Cats are playing on the Commonground stage 11am to 3pm. The brunch menu offers a variety of options from Mexican to Southern cuisine.

Columbia Friday Five // September 3rd, 2021


Hello Columbia! It’s Labor Day weekend and the first Friday of September! ​​Find something awesome to do in the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events taking place in the Charleston area this weekend. Sip Prosecco at Drayton Hall, enjoy smooth music at the Lowcountry Jazz Festival. Read on below! 

Art gallery new to Lincoln Street! if ART Gallery will be in Columbia through the end of September. The exhibit features contemporary art by artists across the state. What a great way to support small businesses and SC artists! Can’t make it this month? Check out their website for excerpts on some of the pieces! 

Looking for something low-key tonight? Loveland Coffee is hosting live music each Friday during the month of September! Enjoy specialty coffee, local beer, and appetizers! Who doesn't love coffee and live music! Music starts at 7pm.

Trying to beat the summer heat? Float down the Saluda River this weekend! Bring your own tube of rent one from one of the many facilities along the river. Be sure to check the river levels prior to heading out. Oh, and don’t forget an extra tube for your cooler! 

Go Gamecocks! The University of South Carolina football season kicks off at William Brice Stadium this Saturday night! Kickoff is at 7pm. Tickets are still available online starting at $40.

Blippi is in Columbia! The fun loving character is hitting the stage live this Sunday September 5th for Blippi the Musical! Learn about the world around you through singing, dancing and comedy. This show is geared towards children aged 2-7. Heads up! All children require a ticket, so get yours before it sells out!


Charleston Friday Five // September 3rd, 2021

It’s Labor Day weekend and the first Friday of September! ​​Find something awesome to do in the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events taking place in the Charleston area this weekend. Sip Prosecco at Drayton Hall, enjoy smooth music at the Lowcountry Jazz Festival. Read on for more! Johnson and Wilson Real Estate wished you a safe and happy weekend! 

Wear your white jeans for the final time this summer at the Lowcountry Jazz Festival All White Party! The Friday night event kicks off the festival weekend at 7:30! The Lowcountry Jazz Festival is the state’s premier annual Smooth Jazz gala. The lineup includes jazz performances from Willie Bradley, Kindred the Family Soul and several others. For more information on the lineup and tickets head to the Gaillard website here!

Talk about a dream! Sip on Prosecco on the Portico of Drayton Hall! Drinks will be served from 3:00pm-4:30pm this Saturday September 4th overlooking Charleston’s most beautiful estate landscape! Grounds admission and Audio Tour are included in each ticket price.

Learn about the lowcountry’s native blooms this Saturday at Palmetto Island County Park! Charleston County Parks will lead a lesson through the park identifying common species and discussing their history and uses in Charleston.  

Pull out your leg warmers and neon this Sunday for the 2nd annual 80s Bar Crawl on King Street! Pick up your scorecards and swag at The Brick starting at 3pm. There will be chances to win 80s style prizes throughout the day. Storm King Street with your friends until 11pm! Tickets start at $23 online for drink deals at Mynt, Trio, Beer Works and more! A portion of the ticket sales goes to the local childhood rights non-profit, Going Places.  

Sunday is the inaugural Brookgreen Gardens Labor Day 5K! The 9,100 acre Murrells Inlet property features a sculpture garden, wildlife preserves, lowcountry zoo and trails! For more information and registration, click here!


Making Back to School Easy!

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1. Bedtime Practice: Adjust bedtime 15 minuets a night over several nights to make getting up less of a battle. Give some time to "practice" being alert and active early.

2. Eat Breakfast: Give your children nutritious choices that will keep their minds and bodies sharp until lunch. Protein, complex carbohydrates. Steer clear of a donut on the run. 

3. Prace the Route: Whether your children are walking, taking the bus or driving, follow the routine wit them to give them confidence - and safety. 

4. Plan B: What to do 'if' - What to do if your child misses the bus. Where to go if your child is afraid on the way to school.

5. Yummy Lunch: Nutritious doesn't have to be boring. Try to finger foods like cheese, ham or turkey pieces. carrots, broccoli or snap peas are crunchy alternatives to chips.

6. Stand up to bullying: Teach your child that being bullied in any form is not alright. whether online or in person, tell your child to let you know of any threat.

7. Don't overbook: Limit the activities your child is committed to. One sport or talent may be enough to manage with schoolwork.

8. A+ Homework: Create a homework area with good lighting, sturdy furniture, pens and paper. Set a regular homework time and minimize distractions like phones, music, or TV.

9. Cool Down: Set a quiet time 15 or 20 minutes before bed for reading, quiet music or writing in a journal. Avoid TV or electronics. Keep the bedroom quiet.

10. You are the key: Let your child know you think this will be a great year in school. If your child is scared of going to a new school, teacher or grade - face the fear head on and help your child meet the challenge. 

Charleston Friday Five // August 20th, 2021


Who else is ready for the weekend? We definitely are! As summer comes to a close there’s still fun to be had in the Charleston area! See a movie on the green, shop local artists or visit Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel! Read more below!

Charleston City Music Hall hosts Orchestra Noir tonight, Friday August 20th a 90s inspired concert. Orchestra Noir presents 90s Vibes The Best of Hip Hop & R&B! Arrive early for a little pre concert soiree at the Charleston Museum! Tickets for the highly anticipated performance can be purchased at a discount here with the code ‘noir.’

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is in Charleston through the end of September. The exhibit offers an up close, life-size perspective of Michelangelo’s masterpiece. Ceiling paintings from the original chapel have been transformed into high definition photos to look and feel like the original artwork to truly transport you to Rome. Audio guides are available for a deeper dive into the artwork. Tickets start at just $15. 

Join Mount Pleasant locals for waterfront music and a movie at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park this Saturday night! Music bingo and concessions from local vendors will begin at 6 pm. This week’s flick, Godzilla vs Kong, rolls at sundown. Sit back and enjoy views of Charleston Harbor and Ravenel Bridge while the kids enjoy the movie! For more information regarding this free event, click here.

Celebrate the final days of summer with live music, art, local goods, and drinks on King Street! Hed Hi Media hosts Woven Script, Don't Sass Me Soy, Penelope Design Studio, and local musician Trace Jory for a block pARTy this Saturday 1 pm - 5 pm. This event is free and open to the public so bring your friends! 

Take a plant, leave a plant this Sunday at Charles Towne Fermentory’s plant swap! The small West Ashley brewery welcomes any healthy plant to the swap on Sunday from noon to 4 pm. See the Facebook event, to coordinate a plant swap in advance if you are looking for something specific. Blazing Star Cafe will also be serving brunch 10 am - 3 pm at the brewery.



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