Weekend Round-Up: Fashion and free samples 

The best events in Charleston June 25-27

Your wallet might take a beating this weekend, what with all the various shopping and fashion events going on. (But you’ll probably be able to replace it easily.) There’s the Young Collectors’ Sale at Ann Long Fine Art, the Charleston Naturally warehouse sale, a K. Morgan moving sale, an alice + olivia Summer Tour stop at Caviar & Bananas, and the Escapada sample sale. There’s even a freakin’ tupperware party. Everyone needs stylish tupperware.

Aster Hall celebrates their one-year anniversary on Friday night with the opening of Points of Origin by Alex Leopold and a poetry reading, titled Beautiful Strange, by Marcus Amaker.

Admit it: We all go to Whole Foods for the free samples. At their Taste of South Carolina event, you can do it without feeling that twinge of guilt that comes with taking a handful of cheese.

The GreenHouse Learning Center holds its grand opening, with music by Mac Leaphart and Wilson Pippen on Friday.

Ironically, you’ll have to leave your bed to attend the Charleston Bed Race in Hampton Park on Sunday — unless you’re one of the lucky participants that gets to ride one of those modified divans.

Carolina Day is coming up, and there’s special events at Fort Moultrie and the Powder Museum.

You might want to brush up on your CPR skills if you plan on swimming somewhere on Friday, because all the lifeguards might be at SCRPA Lifeguard Competition instead of at their posts.

The RiverDogs take on their mortal enemies, the Greenville drive, through Monday. At their Saturday game, bid on items in the Kindness Beats Blindness RP Auction, a benefit for MUSC’s Storm Eye Institute.

We don’t blame you for taking a break after Piccolo Fringe, Theatre 99, but we’re so glad you’re back. Your Improv Smackdown! and Have Nots! shows should satiate us this weekend.

What the pluck? Tommy Emmanuel will be here this weekend tearin' up his acoustic. Shag away at the Boone Hall Beach Blast. And Motormouth Mabel deserves a plug, if only for the John Waters reference.

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure opens this weekend. We can only hope the lead looks even a little bit like Robert Downey Jr. If you’d rather be on the stage than off, Tail Wagger Productions is hosting auditions for its The Magic Jukebox.

Daan Muller and Frank Glenn will sign copies of their book, Charleston From Above, at Waldenbooks on Friday. If you’re not willing to pay full price for reading material, the Sons of Italy Book Sale will have you salivating — the maximum price on their 7,000-book selection is $1. Please don’t drool on the pages.

You could also join the full moon kayak trip, listen to lectures by Timmy Pakron and Sarah Haynes, or take the kids to a juggling and variety show.

The first Outdoor Movies at the Mt. Pleasant Pier of the summer is Saturday, featuring The Blind Side. Never mind the Sandra Bullock; here’s The Taqwacores at the Olde North Charleston Picture House.

Finally, don’t forget how lucky we are that we can go to a beach free of tar balls — especially since we might not be able to do so for much longer. Join in on Hands Across the Sand.


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