Weekend Round-Up: Films, fashion, and festivals 

The best events in Charleston, March 18-20

Maybe you’re over corned beef and cabbage and green beer by now. Maybe you’re still raring to go. There’s a couple of places that are extending St. Patty’s Day through the weekend, like Molly Darcy’s and Red’s Ice House.

The Charleston Film Festival is well on its way, but there’s still plenty of time to see all the big-name movies.

Ever want to go into one of the houses South of Broad but think that would be pretty creepy because you don’t live there nor do you know the people who live there, and you might actually be breaking the law, but you swear it’s innocent because you just want to see what it looks like inside? Well, the Festival of Houses and Gardens solves that problem.

John Pundt and Trever Webster are paired together for the first time in Creatures of Habit.

Screw the internet. Get all the cool stuff you’d find on Etsy in person when the Music Farm hosts another Lowcountry Artist Market.

Before you get holed up in the Marion Square tents, head to the beach for Surfing the Runway.

I’m terrible at Scrabble. Which is weird because I’m a writer. If I was in the Surcee Press Scrabble Tournament, I would surely lose, which means better odds for you.

Don’t beware the Tides of March. If you do, you’ll be missing out on a pretty neat Folly Beach festival.

Red Bull Illume will be lit up on Friday, but you can check it out in Marion Square through March 27.

What happens if you take 25 artists and lock them in Eye Level Art? I hope paint fights. That would be cool. Guess I’ll find out at the Artist Lock-In II.

Take a walk — literally — in someone else’s shoes — not literally — for Water Missions International’s Walk for Water.

If you’ve ever needed an excuse to wear a cape or a Batman mask in public, the Captain’s Comic Expo gives it to you.

Check out the Spring Kickoff Festival at Freshfields Village or ArtFest at Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre.

See Cirque Du Soleil’s Alegria and ponder how anyone gets to be that flexible.

American College of the Building Arts hosts the Masters of the Building Arts Festival. If you’ve ever wanted to see a timber framing demonstration, this is your chance.

Get into Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center, North Charleston Wannamaker, Mt. Pleasant Palmetto Islands, and James Island County Parks for free thanks to Customer Appreciation Day.

Charleston’s newest burlesque troupe, Ménage à Trois Burlesque, performs at Light.

Charleston Men’s Chorus will have a concert to honor Wayland H. Cato Jr. and his wife, Marion Rivers Cato. There’s also The Sound of Charleston, Southcoast Symphony’s Spring Concert, and the Third Sunday Concert Series.

Authors Daniel Rasmussen, Herb Frazier, John R. Young, and Ken Burger have book signings this weekend, and artist Mary Whyte will talk about her latest collection.

Hear a perspective on the art world from Amy Mackie, this year’s juror for the Young Contemporaries exhibit, in her lecture Painted Bodies, Moving Canvases.

This week was all about being a little Irish, but if haven’t gotten enough of holidays and drinking, try being a little Jewish at the Purim Pub Palooza.

For the kids, there’s a performance of The Big Dipper: Calendar, Compass & Clock by Red Herring Puppets.

Charleston Ballet Theatre presents Nashville, and the dance faculty at CofC has their show Collaboration. In theater, there’s Farragut North, The Glass Menagerie, Helium, Messiah on the Frigidaire, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Superior Donuts. And Theatre 99 has Bingo Improv, Improv Riot, and This is Chucktown!

The Alliance For Full Acceptance hosts Kate Clinton, a political humorist, author and monologist.

There’s plenty of benefits going on this weekend, like the Chase After A Cure Dance Marathon, the Mo’ Town Git’ Down, Bikes 4 Africa, the Carolina Children’s Charity Concert, the Old Timers Charity Football Game, Treasure Island, the Lowcountry Senior Center Oyster Roast, and the Shamrock Golf Classic.

For live music, there’s the Blackwater Ukulele Festival, Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, the Above the Noise Benefit Concert, and Spring Equinox.


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