It’s Friday once again, and you know what that means! Time for the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events happening this weekend in the Charleston area. Get some home design inspiration, stomp and sip some grapes, see a wild and wonderful musical tribute, and more. Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company hope you have a very happy and safe weekend!

The Charleston Fall Home Show takes place this weekend, Friday through Sunday, at the Gaillard Center with lots of brand new features to entertain and educate gusts. Listen to one (or more) of seven seminars, sit down one-on-one with a professional interior designer for a free consultation, or chat face-to-face with around a hundred of Charleston best local contractors. The Charleston Fall Home Show is sure to provide a wealth of inspiration and information for your next big home projects. Visit the show on Friday from 11am until 5:30pm for free admission! For just $15, you can attend the VIP Home Show Party, which includes complimentary beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres, on Friday evening from 6pm until 9pm. (Must be 21 to attend party.) General admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $7 each.

Fans of Elton John will want to be at the Charleston Music Hall Friday night for Rocket Man: A Tribute to Sir Elton John. Tokyo Joe’s Rocket Man Tribute follows the model of a live Elton John performance. The band goes to great lengths to use exact replicas of Sir Elton’s costumes and entertain visually using state-of-the-art lighting, Rocket Man is ultimately about the music that has been the soundtrack to so many music-lovers’ lives. Performed by the Columbia-based rock band Tokyo Joe, Rocket Man will leave every Elton John fan feeling like they just experienced a tribute performance worthy of the original.  

Visit Deep Water Vineyard this Saturday and have a stompin’ and sippin’ good time at the 2019 Grape Stomp Festival. The vineyard will have their new sparkling wine available as well as their ever-popular “Have a Ball, Lucille”, a strawberry wine that’s back for as long as it lasts. Like every year, the 2019 Stomp will feature grape-stomping and Lucille Ball look-alike contests. Enjoy music, food, vendors, jump castles, face-painting, and more! Get your parking tickets as soon as possible, as they are limited and will sell out. Food trucks onsite will include Coastal Crust, Chicken Fats, Dave ‘n’ Dubs, Rebel Taqueria, Greekin’ Out, and James Brown’s Famous Boiled Peanuts, among others. The live music lineup features Southbound 17 and Dallas Baker and Friends. And the headliner of the event? Tastings from Deep Water Vineyard and Firefly Distillery as well as mixed drinks, wine-a-ritas, and beer from Low Tide Brewing. Adults, children, and well-behaved dogs may all attend! Admission is $20 per car in advance or $10 per person at the gate. No coolers or outside beverages allowed.

Join the Friends of Berkeley County Animal Center at Cypress Gardens this Saturday for the First Annual Rescue the Summer event. Berkeley Animal Center is the only public shelter in Berkeley County, so most of the lost or abandoned animals in the county find their way to the Center. The first step to adoption is having a shelter pet spayed or neutered, so to best meet the challenge and overrun after other shelter closures is for the Center to build a new on-site operating room. Every penny of proceeds from Saturday’s event will benefit the Operating Suite Renovation Project. At the event, Berkeley Animal Center will have furry adoptables available to meet throughout the day. There will also be a variety of food trucks available for purchasing lunch, snacks, and drinks, as well as hand picked vendors and crafts to shop from. Bring the kiddos for games and prizes, and enjoy live music and karaoke with Sing with Aaron. No personal pets are allowed at this event.

Join Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and Mt. Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie this Sunday at the Gaillard Center for the Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert. Enjoy an uplifting musical celebration including iconic Charleston musicians such as the Blue Dogs, Zandrina Dunning and BlackNoyze Band, Rene Russell and the Bottom End, and singers from the College of Charleston Choir, Charleston Symphony Chorus, and Taylor Festival Choir under the direction of Dr. Rob Taylor. All proceeds support the Homeless to Hope Fund created by Palmetto Project and the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing to provide financial support for rent security deposits and utility deposits or other barriers to help people to obtain housing through a network of service providers.



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