Weekend Round-Up: Born to run 

The best events in Charleston, April 1-3

If you’re running in the Cooper River Bridge Run, good for you! You’re a way more active human being than I am. Or you could be splitting the difference at the one-tenth-of-a-mile-long Edgewater Bridge Run. But if you are as lazy as I am, plan to avoid the congested areas around town with some of these events.

Walk before you run during the April art walk. Or head to West Ashley for the April 1st (no foolin’) Totally Serious Illustration Show at Greenway Studio, featuring a certain special political cartoonist, if we do say so ourselves.

The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars has set up their tent in Ladson. Maybe you want to take your kids, or maybe you want to stand out front and protest.

After a rainy week, the weather has cleared up in time to kick of the Family Circle Cup.

The Brick House is hosting another Artisan and Crafts Market.

Upright Citizens Brigade’s Outlook of the Poet show will be at Theatre 99 this weekend, along with Comedy Combat and Improv Riot.

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra is out in full force, with the CSO Chamber Orchestra performing with Robert Blocker and another show exploring African-American spirituals. Lin Raymond will perform a concert, and the Summerville orchestra has a show called The Planets.

Messiah on the Frigidaire continues, and Fool’s Lear and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) open.

There’s a free screening of Scrappers at the Simons Center, and while you’re there, stop by the Young Contemporaries show at the Halsey. Park Circle has the film The Romantic.

Already making plans on how to smell acceptable while not showering for three days when you’re at this summer’s Bonnaroo? Check out author Tara L. Groth at Blue Bicycle Books; she’s got some tips in How Do You Roo? A Survivor’s Pocket Guide to Bonnaroo.

Catch the ferry in time for the Bulls Island Auto Tour.

Are you ready to 98 Rock Fest? Or maybe you’d rather jam out at Furthur, or get ragin’ at the Lowcountry Cajun Festival. If you're a funky cold medina, there's Tone-Loc.

The Festival of Houses and Gardens continues.

Most great things only come once a year. Like the Super Bowl or Thanksgiving. And like the Bells Oberon Release Party.

Finally, make sure to stop by Circa 1886, O-Ku, and Tristan, which are all hosting Japan benefits this weekend.


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