Weekend Round-Up: Get him (and her) to the Greek (Festival) 

The best events in Charleston, May 11-13

You'll be able to smell the gyros and hear the bouzouki if you're near Race Street this weekend, as Charleston's Greek Festival returns.

Or if you'd rather get a taste of the Big Easy, try Gimme Shelter. The Hurricanes and Painkillers will be flowing.

The HMS Bounty will dock in the Charleston Harbor as part of Colonial-Maritime Weekend. In other sailing news, the Atlantic Cup Race Start Party kicks off the sailing race to New York.

The North Charleston Arts Festival comes to an end with Saturday's finale.

What are your plans for Mother's Day? Maybe she'll enjoy the Moms' Run and Family Fun Day, and there's always Second Sunday on King Street.

Art for Charity opens up its month-long run with live music, hors d'oeuvres, and, of course, art. There's also the Change for Change Art Show at Mixson.

Take a yoga class for charity at PARTICIP8.  

The Battery players will be wearing pink — and auctioning off their jerseys —at their Kick for a Cure game.

Pet Helpers hosts its annual Leslie McCravy Memorial 5K Run/Walk.

Trade something old for ... something old (but new to you) at the Re-Trend Mother Earth Swap-All. It's not just for clothes anymore.

There's two big shows at Theatre 99 this weekend. They'll host MRSOE Presents, an offshoot of the Most RACES Show on Earth, plus the one and only Matt Besser, a founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade. (Plus his movie Freak Dance is premiering at a special event at the Terrace). The venue also has Bingo Improv on Friday.

See Charley's Aunt, Dinner With Friends, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Red, SHORTS! (Fun-Size Plays), and Twelfth Night, or What You Will.

Watch Seann William Scott beat up hockey players, all with a heart of gold, in Goon.

Get growing with a visit to the Elliotborough Park and Community Garden Plant Swap.

And if you're in need of a history lesson, check out this week's Wide Angle Lunch presentation with outstanding journalist John Jeremiah Sullivan.




 


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