Weekend Round-Up: A doggone good weekend 

The best events in Charleston, May 6-8

Did you miss me Charleston? I was on vacation, and therefore couldn’t provide you with my wonderfully witty and entertaining weekend round-up. Boy, was it nice. But now I’m back, so here you go:

If you love canines, you’ll be barking up the right tree if you head to Marion Square on Saturday for the Charleston Dog Show. And there’s my bad, obvious pun for the week.

This Saturday is also the Kentucky Derby. My bet’s on Midnight Interlude. I don’t know a thing about horses, but I like that one’s name the best. Charleston Stage is hosting a Derby Day Party at Woodlands Inn.

Don’t forget about mom this Mother’s Day. If you do, she will be very disappointed in you and, depending on your age, may even ground you. You can take her to the S.C. Aquarium, or to brunch at McCrady's, Blu, Peninsula Grill, or other local restaurants.

The North Charleston Arts Festival continues through Sunday. There’s plenty of art shows, live performances, and even a special finale.

The art doesn’t stop there. Friday is the art walk, and plenty of galleries are having interesting openings. There’s also the Gathering of the Arts at Square One Skatepark, with work from John Pundt, Jason Smith, SHT!, Patch Whisky, and more, plus live music.

It’s strawberry fields forever at the Lowcountry Strawberry Festival, or at least until the season’s over. Get to pickin’. Or get peeling at the Lowcountry Shrimp Festival.

Opa on over to the Greek Festival. (I'm not sure if that wordplay even makes sense.)

St. James Presbyterian Church has been hosting their May Day Festival for 81 years. That’s a lot of May Days.

Go Shaggin’ on the Cooper, or Rock the Dock, or have fun at the Beer-B-Que Bash.

Saturday is Spoleto Saturday. I’m pretty excited to see what this year’s poster looks like. And then Sunday is a Second Sunday on King Street.

Do you like disc golf? Do you hate cancer? Then maybe you should go Throw Cancer a Curve.

The RiverDogs have games against the Lakewood BlueClaws.

The Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation hosts the 5K Moms’ Run/Walk.

Pop in to pop-up gallery and boutique Fresh, with stuff for sale from Sarah Boyts Yoder, Candy Shop Vintage, ReTulled Tutus, Clewis Reid, Elizabeth Newman Interior Design, and Lori Wyatt Vintage.

See Bingo Improv and The Have Nots! this weekend.

Musical fan? Check out The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Xanadu.

The Park Circle Film Society hosts another round of Lowcountry Indie Shorts.

Mary Alice Monroe will sign copies of The Butterfly’s Daugher at Barnes & Noble in Mt. Pleasant.

And I’ve solved the mystery of what you’re absolutely going to do this weekend: see Sherlock Holmes during Movies in Marion Square.


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