Weekend Round-Up: Opa! 

The best events in Charleston May 7-9

We hope you haven’t forgotten what Sunday is. I personally racked up a pretty hefty greeting card bill. There’s plenty of ways to treat your mother, grandmother, wife, or whatnot this weekend. The S.C. Aquarium will have free admission for moms on Sunday, and Sea Kayak Carolina has a special adventure designed for that special woman in your life. And take a look at our round-up of brunches here.

As today is the first Friday of the month, plenty of downtown galleries have new exhibits opening to the public. Check out our more thorough guide here. Or you can sake it to the galleries’ free wine at the sake tasting at W.O.K. on Friday night, also free.

The Greek Festival opens Friday. Gyros, baklava, and sunshine; how can you go wrong? And mom can get in free on Sunday.

We’ve got your Saturday plan worked out perfectly. Root for your favorite team at the Dragon Boat Festival, stop by the rose show in the afternoon, and then shag on the Cooper that night.

Yoga Benefits Kids and YoArt Project will hold a fundraiser at the Blind Tiger on Friday evening. It’s not exactly a child-friendly activity, but the kids will still be the winners in the end. If you’re looking to something you can actually bring your children to, Charleston Museum hosts a revolutionary celebration and Charles Towne Landing holds a martime history day, both on Saturday. Isn’t it great when you can disguise educational activities as fun? Plus, Jack and the Beanstalk opens at Creative Spark on Friday.

Theatre 99 will have a Comedy Combat on Friday and Bingo Improv on Saturday. A Class Act tells the story of Robert Ivey at the Footlight Players Theatre. And Theatre /verv/ will continue its bare bones performance of Taming of the Shrew.

Menopause the Musical on Saturday. Bet mom would love to see that.

The Greater Park Circle Film Society hosts their Lowcountry Indie Shorts Fest as part of the North Charleston Arts Festival, which finishes up this weekend.

It’s getting to be the time of year when water-related activities become very appropriate. The Summer Pier Kickoff Fishing Tournament happens Saturday. Sailing for the Future gives local youth the chance to get involved with the Charleston Ocean Racing Association. And you can see Blues by the Sea on Kiawah or rock on the point with Plane Jane.

The Charleston Battery will take on the Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday.

And a personal hero of mine (for his waffle fries, not for his religious beliefs), S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-Fil-A, will speak to Charleston Southern University’s 2010 graduating class. The event is open to the public.


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