Weekend Roundup: Summer's sunset 

Events for the Weekend of August 28-30

click to enlarge Sunset as seen from Botany Bay


Sunset as seen from Botany Bay

It's the last weekend in August. We don't really know what that means for y'all, but for us it means catching a few plays, listening to some live music, and gettin' our wakeboard on (just kidding we can't wakeboard, but Paul Bowers can hydro-fly). There's food, there's beer, and there's bucket loads of culture. What more could you want in a holy city weekend?


From 6-9 p.m. tonight head to Grow Food Carolina for their second annual Lowcountry Mushroom Gathering. It's for fungis. (Ha?)

The Producers was funny enough to make it as one of our Fall Arts picks, so you know this Dock Street Theatre play is worth checking out. Head to the 7:30 p.m. show tonight.

Home Team BBQ and Palmetto Brewing combine our three favorite things tonight: barbecue, brews, and live music. This special edition of the Loading Dock Series is from 6-10 p.m.

If you're drawn to water make sure to sneak a peek at the Mitchell Hill Gallery's opening exhibit featuring works by Hirona Matsuda, Lisa Shimko, and Trever Webster at 6 p.m.

If you prefer guffaws on a Friday night then Theatre 99's got you covered with Improv Jam starting at 8 p.m.

Forget laughs, let's rumble. MMA Fight Night at the Point starts at 8 p.m. at the Omar Shrine Temple.

Ever wonder what a monk texting looks like? We're not sure if you'll get your answer at this Redux art exhibit, but the name suggests you just may come close to it, from 6-8 p.m.


Check out the new Grand Bohemian hotel while perusing artist Erika Lynn's hand-crafted leather purses, bow ties, and cufflinks from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Final weekend of August calls for an end of summer party at Bay Street Biergarten from 11 a.m.- 5p.m.

Is this how wine is made? Stomp grapes at Irvin-House Vineyards from noon- 5 p.m. at their 12th Annual Grape Stomp.

Water Jam 2 at Trophy Lakes starts at noon and ends at fun o'clock (well, 6 p.m.). Do the wakeboarding thing or just sit back and munch on deep fried barbecue spring rolls and sip some beer while grooving to Seewater and Big Yen.

Take yourself out to the ball game — RiverDogs play the Asheville Tourists at 6:05 p.m.

The Mill never has a cover so if you're into free live music check out King Hitter, The Hell No, and First World Problem starting at 9 p.m. Yes they fall under the heavy metal, punk, and rock categories.

The Main Library's books sale goes on all day, from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. so there's no excuse not to check out their over 60,000 books, DVDs, and CDs.

Get soaked for a good cause at the event of the same name. Head to DIG in the Park at 11 a.m. to have sexy guys and gals wash your car, with proceeds going to Lowcountry AIDS Services and the Charleston Blockade Rugby Team.

The SPARC Hackathon 5 features people dressed like superheroes, free alcohol, and a competition among software developers for best app. Head to SPARC at 5 p.m.

Nameless Numberhead is a sketch comedy duo that, for just $7, will be handing out laughs at Theatre 99 at 10 p.m.


Check out the Txarleston Txak Block Party (that's actually alliterative) at Coast at 6 p.m. Note that the location of this event has changed, and the ticket price has dropped dramatically, so scoop some up.

The Screggae Jerk Festival at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens has reggae music, jerk food, and wine starting at noon.

The Music Hall hosts Keb' Mo' Trio, a three-time Grammy winner at 8 p.m.

Round out your weekend with Tin Roof's Open Mic night at 8 p.m. (free pizza y'all).


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