Weekend Round-up: White Out 

The best events in Charleston Aug. 22-24

Despite the ever-climbing August heat, the pinnacle of summer has come and gone. And with our back-to-school preparations complete, all that’s left on the seasonal checklist is to wear all the white in our closets before we pack them away for the winter. But just because there’s only one week until Labor Day doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this one first. Bust out the bleach pen and try not to get your dress whites dirty this weekend with these events.

Friday Competition can be intimidating in high school, but the kids at the Sertoma Football Classic are sure to be in it to win it — especially since they’re playing their rivals.

Be careful not to spill any beer on your oh-so-easily-stained threads as you squeeze through the crowd at the Phantom Playboys concert at The Mill.

Or, if folk rock is more your jam, Emily and the Complexes are playing at the Royal American.

We’re not sure if white cowboy hats are banned in winter, but just in case, throw yours on and get down to local artist Shelly Waters and country music legend Loretta Lynn at Boone Hall.

For a different taste of some old-school country, The Vegas Shows’ military fundraiser will have impersonators singing your favorite Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton tunes.

Saturday If you’re a messy eater, leave your whites at home for this one. High Cotton’s big win in Limehouse Produce’s Tomato Trek challenge means a four-course luncheon featuring the restaurant’s winnings — 100 pounds of the juicy reds.

Everyone’s ultimate dream has finally come true — Charleston has a field of beer. At least this weekend it does. Head to the Joe and try out the blends of over 30 different breweries at the Ballpark Festival of Beer.

Dress up in your best Lucy look-alike costume and come stomp the yard at Irvin-House for the 11th Annual Grape Stomp Festival.

It’s no Ollivanders, but check out the Muggles at Rock, Paper, Scissors as they try their hand at wand-making — Potter-style.

You’re not supposed to play with your food, but Chef Jimmy Owens is offering a 3-course dinner of wild game. Holy City Brewing matched up beers for each plate too.

Get funky to the jam-rock sounds of Kansas Bible Company as they open for Josh Roberts and the Hinges at The Pour House.

Tie up that bib and prepare to scarf down some lobster at this fundraiser supporting Charleston’s smaller sailors.

Sprint through downtown Summerville for their annual 5k to raise money for the ARK.

Beer aficionado? Give your take on some homemade brews at the Yeast of the Ashley Inaugural Home Brewing Competition.

Sunday Climb and dance away your back-to-school blues at Wild Blue Ropes bash with Gaslight Street and the Dead 27s.

Get your head in the computer game and head to SPARC’s Hackathon. Skeptical of what the nerd-race will hold? Just picture the scene in The Social Network where Zuckerberg hires some new code-writers — minus the mandatory shots.

Magnolia celebrates Jamaica Day with reggae group, The Dubplates, and a jerk cook-off featuring eats from both professional and amateur chefs.

Get some end-of-season use out of those bikinis and swim shorts as you tour the saltmarsh estuaries and explore the shores of North Beach, Boneyard Beach, and more on the Bulls Island Beach Drop.

Chow down on four-courses whipped up by four chefs for a Guerilla Cuisine dinner benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.



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