Thanks to the current global pandemic, the Friday Five has been on hold for a while, but we’re glad to say that we’re back and better than ever with the Friday Five - Social Distancing Edition! Each week we’ll put together a list of five fun events you can attend in the Charleston area while social distancing. These events may be virtual, or they may be in-person activities that support masking up and keeping six feet or more between you and others. With no further ado, let’s get down to this week’s five activities.
If you haven’t experienced the new Holy City Drive-In yet, head to Patriots Point this weekend for some of the absolute best socially-distanced fun available. Enjoy sunset views and blockbuster movies, both newer and classic, at 40 Patriots Point Road. Grab your in-vehicle or lawn tickets ahead of time, because they tend to sell out. Ticket prices are $8 for kids ages 10 and under, $10 for seniors (ages 60 and up) and military, and $12 for all other adults. See Dirty Dancing on Friday evening, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on Saturday evening, and Monster’s Inc. on Sunday evening. Gates open at 7:30pm, and the movie begins after sunset.
Families will find a great excuse to get outdoors while enjoying interactive learning this Saturday at Drayton Hall. From 10am until noon, children ages five through twelve can participate in Drayton Hall Kids—Discover Natural History. In the early years of South Carolina’s history, European explorers journeyed to the area to learn about the people who lived here as well as geography, plants, and animals of the Carolina colony. Visit Drayton Hall to discover the journeys of these explorers, how they traveled, who they met, and what they learned. This experience is included in your admission to Drayton Hall.
For a virtual, at-home experience, try out Charleston Paint Party’s Virtual Paint Class on Saturday at 7pm. Join a professional artist for a step-by-step, online paint class on Zoom! No experience needed to enjoy this fun art class. BYOS (supplies), or combine your virtual class with a Pick-Up & Paint kit if you’re local. Expect the same lively fun as you would in an in-studio painting class from the comfort of your own home—maybe even in your pajamas! There are new events every week. This week’s theme is Rose Gold. Find the supply list for the class on the website.
If you’ve been missing live music, you’re in luck. In partnership with Ear For Music and Charleston City Paper, Firefly Distillery is proud to present the summer concert series, Safe Sounds at Firefly powered by REV Federal Credit Union. The ticketed series takes place each Saturday from 7pm until 10pm at The Field at Firefly’s new Park Circle location. This week, you can enjoy music from The Reckoning. DJ NattyHeavy will spin games prior to and between The Reckoning’s sets. Doors open at 5pm, and there will be food trucks, a beer truck, and Firefly cocktails (until 7pm). To promote safe social distancing, concert tickets can only be purchased in groups of four. Each four-pack of tickets will secure a spot in a 10’x10’ square separated on all sides from other squares by a distance of eight feet. This event is for ages 21 and up only. Bring your own blankets and chairs, but leave children, dogs, and outside food and drinks at home, please.
What better place to practice serenity and balance than on our beautiful beaches? Join Serenity Tree Yoga this Sunday at 9:30am for Beach Yoga. This class, naturally socially distanced and taught by the talented Melora, takes place at 6th block West Folly Beach. Bring a towel and/or yoga mat, plenty of water, and wear light clothing…or a bathing suit if you want to jump into the ocean afterwards! No need to register beforehand. Classes are open to all levels and are donation-based. Follow Serenity Tree Yoga on Facebook for schedules and any possible last-minute changes.