Weekend Round-up: March on in 

The best events in Charleston Feb. 28-March 2

Spring Break is upon us. Come Friday, college kids are going to be shooting out of classrooms like bats out of hell and heading southward or beyond for some much needed R&R. While it would be ideal, we can’t all go to Mardi Gras or Miami-some of us have to hold down the fort here in good ol' Chucktown. Here’s what’s ahead for those kickin’ it Charleston-style instead of getting out of dodge this weekend. 

Friday

Go ahead and bead it at the Royal American. Geaux celebrate Mardi Gras with a big brass band, drinks, food, and of course beads.

Participating in a Rocky Horror midnight showing is bucket-list worthy. Cross it off after you go to the Cinebarre Friday night.  

Watching professional wrestling just triggers something pleasurable in the brain, especially after a long week. Check out John Cena and other rink stars at WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania.

Theatre 99’s irreverent duo, Brandy and Gregg, will be doing what they do best, making less funny people pee their pants laughing. 

Charleston Stage continues to stage Next to Normal, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, mental illness-centered musical. 

C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce gets deep at the Sottile when the Christian conception of heaven and hell are discussed. 

Saturday

It’s a comic book kegger! Taking Flight Comic Book Show wants you to come refurbish your collection and drink some of Holy City's Over Friendly IPA. You won’t need a passport to reach the streets of Venice this weekend.

Chamber Music Charleston will be conducting a Venetian Carnival themed program.  

The ultimate win-win oyster roast. Attend Oysters with Lemon-Aidan to help a West Ashley boy raise money to fight pediatric cancer. A cause he’s been raising money for the past two years by selling lemonade.  

Run this ten mile course with your mullet blowing in the wind. That’s right — run the Mullet Haul and win the prize for best mulleted runner, real or imitation. 

Get some pep in your step when you see Pippin as a dinner theater cabaret. 

Oyster roasts for a good cause are hard to resist. Pups in need are even harder, which is why Pet Helpers has a winning combo at their 13th annual oyster roast.

Bagpiper fans rejoice — it's time for the Piper Major Sandy Jones Invitational Scottish Bagpipe Concert at Mark Clark Hall at the Citadel. 

Join the Charleston Angler for their annual Spring Fling Fishing Expo, with free fishing seminars throughout the day, giveaways, and special deals in-store.

Sunday

For those who had to miss out of Mardi Gras because of the guilt that comes with leaving your pet at home — hit up the Mardi Gras Pawrade.

Skip this week’s book club meeting and spice things up with a brew club. The hophead meeting brings together beer enthusiasts to taste and talk of the life staple.

Take some obligatory "I live in Charleston" Instagram pictures when you take a naturalist led boat tout through Bulls Island salt marsh estuary.  

Burgers are best served medium rare and with a punchline. See for yourself at the Big Gun Show at Big Gun Burger Shop.

Dance freely and without judgement with the Appalachian tunes of Alan Jabbour and Ken Perlman.

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