Weekend Round-Up: Did somebody say Spoleto? 

The best events in Charleston, May 27-29

Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival both kick off officially this weekend. No big deal or anything. But if a world-renowned arts festival isn’t your thing, you might want to try out one of these other events instead, though many of them are arts related as well. If you don’t like the arts, well, then tough cookies.

With Spoleto comes the very free Spoleto Soleil, nightly arts activities on Gallery Row.

The Share Our Suzy concert raises money for breast cancer patients. Minus the Bear and Megan Jean and the KFB also have notable shows this week.

The ladies at the Charleston Burlesque Festival dare to bare it all. Well, some of it all, but definitely enough.

If you’re really excited, or just plain confused, by Kcymaerxthaere, get some answers when Eames Demetrios lead his plaque tour.

Fuel is celebrating their third anniversary by giving to others: They’re collecting shoes in a Soles for Souls Drive. Bring over that unused pair of athletic shoes you bought for a New Year’s resolution and enjoy cornhole, live music, and a skateboarding competition.

Big John’s is hosting their own Lowcountry Boil, with a percentage of the proceeds going to Lowcountry Local First.

It’s Blackbaud Stadium on Saturday when the Battery takes on the Harrisburg City Islanders.

Break out your St. Patrick’s Day duds for the Go Green 5K, where they’ll be looking for the best green outfit.

If Piccolo Fringe prices are a little too high for you, Theatre 99 is also hosting shows from The Have Nots! and Neckprov. And the Tin Roof has their Little Caesar’s Palace Comedy Night, hosted by Jason Groce.

I've never seen Top Gun. I know, I know. It's one of my biggest regrets. But it wouldn't stop me from going to the Top Gun Memorial Day 80s Party on the U.S.S. Yorktown.

Enjoy free Memorial Day Weekend concerts at Freshfields Village.

Composer Evan Mazunik brings ZAHA to Charleston for a workshop and performance.

For some non-Spoleto or Piccolo theater, catch Peter Pan, There’s A Burglar in My Bed, and Xanadu.

Park Circle Film Society will screen The First Movie.

Authors Harriet McLeod, Sheri Castle, and Will Culp will sign their books.

Stephen Marc will lead a tour of his exhibit Stephen Marc: Passage on the Underground Railroad at the Gibbes.

Did you know it’s National Beach Safety Week? I didn’t either. I haven’t even had a chance to go to the beach yet. But you can watch free demonstrations at IOP, Kiawah, and Folly. Or head to Trophy Lakes for Wake Fest.

And who could forget the Bud Light Lime Bikini Bash. Since it’s Memorial Day Weekend, you’ll get a second shot at seeing some skin on Monday.


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