Weekend Round-Up: Busy as a bee 

The best events in Charleston April 5-7

It looks like it's going to be a busy weekend, especially since Saturday is the Cooper River Bridge Run.

Family Circle Cup finals are this weekend, so if you haven’t had a chance to watch a match you better buy your ticket quick while they are still available.

Spring is approaching — well, at least we think it is. Regardless, it's festival time in Charleston. This weekend you can check out the Flowertown Festival, the Lowcountry Cajun Festival, and the Festival of Houses and Gardens.

The Gibbes Museum of Art is raising funds by allowing guests to tour five art-filled homes and enjoy light refreshments at the Kiawah Island Art & House Tour. You can also stop by the Kiawah Artist and Artisan Showcase for some locally made arts and crafts.

Charity fundraisers are in full swing this weekend with the Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Gala and Auction, Shine, Shimmer, and Shag, and the Chucktown Throwdown Cornhole Challenge.

Learn how to strut your stuff at the Industry Direct Runway Workshop, complete with a coordinated Harlem Shake videotaping.

Get in touch with you inner theater buff at The Mountaintop or Anything Goes. Afterward, head to Theatre Charleston's Cabaret Night on Friday, where local actors and singers can showcase their talents and perform songs from the best of Broadway and beyond.

Enjoy opening receptions for Birds on a Limb, Breakthrough, and Dark Matter are all hosting opening receptions on Friday.

Bring the family to see The Lion King and enjoy some snacks at Family Flick Night on the lawn at Charlestowne Landing.

Bookworms will also be busy this weekend with three author book signings. Patti Callahan Henry will be signing copies of And Then I Found You, Cindy L. Hanson will sign copies of A Mighty Eagle and Be Loved Eagle, and Pamela Mueller will sign copies of Water to My Soul: The Story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney.

Nothing will be buzzing quite like the Charleston Honey and Bee Expo on Sunday. Here you will get to meet beekeepers, see live bees, buy local honey, and enjoy games, crafts, and two films.


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