Weekend Round-Up: A very hoppy weekend 

What to do the weekend of August 14-16

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Jonathan Boncek

Did y'all feel that breeze this morning? It hit us right in our sunny and 75 sweet spot and we started dreaming of pumpkin beers. Speaking of beers, we've got a big beer fest for ya tomorrow with over 100 featured brews, because you can never have too many. They just make us so ... hoppy. With a price tag of free there's no reason not to check out lectures, movies, and one very interesting symposium on Tribesmen in Vietnam. —Connelly Hardaway

Friday

Stop by Palmetto Brewing Co. for their Loading Dock concert featuring Tarheel State duo Bombadil, Tom Mackell, and Tyler Boone. (Here's Vincent Harris' preview.)

This free talk isn't just for the birds — head to the Joseph Floyd Manor at 6 p.m. to hear Italian muralist Hitnes speak about John James Audubon, the father of birding.

For $10 you can watch David Gordon Green's film Manglehorn at the Terrace Theater at 7 p.m. and then stick around to hear the director himself answer some questions. It's a movie starring Al Pacino and a cat, a.k.a. a must-see.

Head to the deck of the U.S.S. Yorktown at 7 p.m. to hear from Vietnam war Vets.

Talent Freaks, a free screening at the Music Hall starting at 6 p.m., shows the creative processes of Lowcountry artists. Season 1 screens at 7:30 p.m. and Season 2 screens at 8:30 p.m., with a break in between to view artwork from the featured artists.

Get down with some of today's funniest dudes, like Cedric the Entertainer and Eddie Griffin, at North Charleston Coliseum's The Comedy Get Down at 8 p.m.

The Tin Roof hosts TRNTBLSM, a show featuring three DJs who promise to bless both your "ears" and "ass." Indeed. Show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

Here's what we were teasing you with: the Ballpark Festival of Beers at Joe Riley Stadium from 7-10 p.m. It's the most bang for your brew we've tasted in Charleston so grab a ticket now.

We get so caught up in Thirsty Thursdays at the Joe that we often forget about our local soccer team. Make up for you absence at this 7:30 game at MUSC Health Stadium.

Head to Chico Feo on Folly to hear Goatmilk get funky with live music. And yes, we picked this event because of the band's name.

While you're on Folly check out the Cast Off Fishing Tourney from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier.

James Island County Park's hosts Intermediate Climbing: Climbing 201 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Un-belay-vable.

Take a stand up paddleboard trip for some exercise and get the added benefit of sweet views of egrets and ospreys from 9-11:30 a.m.

Learn more about the Lowcountry's history — it's your history too — at this free artist talk about remnants of the rice cultures at the City Gallery at 2 p.m.

We like our men like we like our antiques, acquired at fancy auctions. Money from this charity event at the Visitor Center from 7:30-10 p.m. goes to supporting cultural and economic empowerment for women.

Take a break from Marion Square and check out the Johns Island Farmers Market on Maybank Highway from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Last time we went we held a rooster and sampled some really great soft cheeses.

Sunday

Charlestowne Square 18 in North Chuck hosts Grease Sing-A-Long, with two screenings at 2 and 7 p.m. Yes, it's the film. And you get to sing.

Head to Elliotborough Mini Bar at 11 a.m. to get bendy with Urban Flow Yoga and then booze it up with a free drink, included in the $15 ticket price.

Charleston Ballet Theatre's open house at Riverside Sports from 3-5 p.m. is the perfect place to encouraging a budding black swan.



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