Roasting RoomMUSIC + BOURBON = FUN

How do you take your coffee? Black? Cream and sugar? How about with a piping hot side of local music?

When Josh Cooke opened Corner Perk in 2009, he pictured a cozy café offering food and coffee in a homey atmosphere. After several years of success, he relocated the shop in 2014 to Calhoun Street Promenade in Old Town Bluffton. Friend Jordan Ross convinced him to transform the building’s empty second floor into a soundstage, and Cooke found himself in the music business.

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Celebrating the Fourth of July is as all-American as apple pie, hot dogs, potato chips, baked beans and a cold beverage on a hot summer day.

Here’s a sampling of patriotic events scheduled in the Lowcountry to mark the day in 1776 that members of the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. All events are weather permitting and subject to change:

Coastal Discovery MuseumTHE COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM WILL HOST SEVERAL PROGRAMS THIS SUMMER IN THE TOM PEEPLES LAB.

Lab Open House: Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. Explore the lives of Lowcountry animals including fish, horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, frogs, lizards, snakes and an alligator.  Discover through hands-on, interactive displays and games. $2 per person donation suggested, no reservations required.

Saturday Night FeverGet your bell bottoms out and your boogie shoes on for the Arts Center’s Southeastern premiere of Saturday Night Fever. Look back to the 70s with music and lyrics by the legendary Bee Gees for this story about a 19-year-old Brooklyn ladies’ man, Tony Manero, whose weekends are spent at the local disco where he can temporarily forget about his dead-end job. In the midst of his passion for dancing at the club, Tony finds himself caught up in a love triangle with his ex-girlfriend and new girl Stephanie. “Stayin’ Alive,” “Boogie Shoes,” “Tragedy,” “More than a Woman,” and “How Deep is Your Love,” are just a few of the gems in this disco party of a musical.

JULY 4

JULY 4TH PARADE: Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog or kids for a fun-filled parade around Harbour Town. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 8:30 a.m. to register and pick up decorating supplies. Parade line-up begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. and entries will be judged on patriotism. Supplies are limited to the first 100 registered. Following the parade, join us for carnival games, inflatables and more. 843-842-1979.

tunerSHELTER COVE HARBOUR & MARINA, WILL HOST HARBOURFEST again this summer. Shannon Tanner show times: 6:30 and 8 p.m. Cappy the Clown 6 -9 p.m. Monday-Friday. Through Memorial Day weekend. Fireworks schedule (fireworks begin at dusk, weather permitting): Tuesdays except for July 4. June 12, 19 , 26 , July 4 (Wednesday), July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14 Neptune Circle Entertainment will be provided by Steel Drum Performer, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Parrot Palooza – Thursdays, June 14 – August 16. Show starts at 7 p.m.