Weekend Round-Up: Labor Day 

The best events in Charleston, Sept. 3-5

What are you doing for the three-day weekend? We here at the City Paper don’t have to come to work on Monday. Long live Labor Day.

What’s a national holiday without a barbecue? Head to Boone Hall for this weekend’s penultimate feast.

Catch the last Rockin' on the Point of the summer, featuring the East Coast Party Band.

Wondering what that missing tooth or bed full of bugs meant in your nightmare last night? Get some help at Above & Beyond’s conference, Dreamscapes.

The V-Tones and the Charleston Swing Dance Association will host a dance on Saturday.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s just some CofC student partying at the Super-Blü Magazine Launch.

Break that bucket out one last time for the Sand Sculpting Gathering on Isle of Palms.

It’s a big baseball weekend, with the Charleston RiverDogs playing their last games of the season. Plus, they’re hosting Fat Tire Friday, with New Belgium beers and a benefit for the Coastal Community Foundation in honor of Edwin Gardner. The season finale is on Monday.

Radio show host Rickey Smiley will be in North Charleston this weekend, and there’s also Improv Smackdown!, Improv Riot, and This is Chucktown! at Theatre 99.

New Year’s is on Thursday. The Jewish one, at least. Observe early at the Selichot Concert.

In theater, choose from August: Osage County, Circle Mirror Transformation, Hairspray, or Is He Dead?

It’s a first Friday, so the galleries in the French Quarter will have their wine and cheese and new art at the ready. See 848 Miles at SCOOP, Herman Leonardt at Hamlet Fine Art Gallery, Inside/Outside at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, La Belleza de Espana at Coco Vivo, and new works by Bernie Horton at his gallery.

Do you constantly have “Just the Two of Us” or “Lean on Me” stuck in your head? Meet the man behind the hits —Bill Withers — in the documentary Still Bill.

Freshfields Village has their Lowcountry Wine and Beer Festival.

Shrimp Records has a showcase featuring Cary Ann Hearst, Michael Trent, Sadler Vaden, Joel Hamilton, and more. Or see Spyro Gyra at the Lowcountry Jazz Festival.

You know you listened to the Deftones in middle school. It’s OK. You don’t have to be ashamed.

Finally, Labor Day isn’t the only special date this weekend: Saturday is International Vulture Awareness Day, otherwise known as one of the best days of the year. Celebrate at the Center for Birds of Prey.


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