Weekend Round-Up: Ridin' dirty 

The best events in Charleston, April 27-29

There’s nothing really dirty about the Carolina Dirt Fair. It’s actually a great way to learn more about gardening, CSA programs, and more, plus watch some sustainable films, eat a meal prepared by Hugh Acheson and other area chefs, and hang out at GrowFood Carolina.

National Park Week finishes up, and so does Charleston Craft Beer Week, which closes with the Sweetwater Music Festival. Make sure you get tickets for the Charleston City Paper Rare Beer Bar Crawl.

Fleet Week also closes this weekend with the Blessing of the Fleet.

We expect the Sultan of Swat will be at the final Movies in Marion Square screening of the year: The Sandlot. It’s BYOB: Bring Your Own Beast. Not booze. Buy booze there.

This month’s Final Friday on Spring Street includes a one-year anniversary celebration at Rogue Wave Surf Shop.

You can strike "seeing a gong orchestra" off your list thanks to the New Music Collective.

Hop over to Wadmalaw Island for Bunnies & Bluegrass. Hey, this is one of the only opportunities I’ll have to make a bunny joke post-Easter.  

The S.C. Aquarium’s annual gala has a Madagascar theme, and we’re not talking the CGI movie.

Peter Max knows Ringo Starr, so if you go to his exhibition this weekend, it may be the closest proximity you’ll ever be to a Beatle.

The season’s first Shaggin’ on the Cooper takes over the Mt. Pleasant Pier.

There are two car shows this weekend: one hosted by James Island Christian School and the other by Trident Tech’s automotive technology department.

Help preserve the Preservation Society at the Preservation Party. A Show of Strength will raise funds for Integrative Cancer Care, and there are some Relay for Life races on Friday.

The Charleston Battery have a game against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

Choose between the paddling Patriot Challenge or the upper-body-strength workout Push-Up & Up Challenge. There’s also a Walk for Rides to raise awareness for the organization, and a Grins and Fins Poker Run for Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.

Some of the areas best vintage and antique sellers are getting together for the Gypsy Lady Sale, or you can check out the City of North Charleston’s Village Antiques and Collectibles Show.

Watch some of the younger members of Charleston’s comedy scene, Tiny Shorts, perform their show We’re Never Getting Laid After This. Theatre 99 has Improv Smackdown and Improv Riot — plus Improv for the Kids — and there’s another round of TROM at the Tin Roof.

Who says it needs to be July 4 to celebrate America? Not Chamber Music Charleston, who has their concert A Celebration of America on April 28. They’ll also perform Classical Kids Concert Series: America’s White Table.

The Classical Ballet Centre will perform An Evening of Ballet at Charleston Southern University.

It’s your last chance to see Wicked and The Wiz, or you could choose from Catholic School Girls or God of Carnage.

Rebecca West Fraser’s Continuous Crossings opens Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier, where it might be hard to choose between buying artwork or buying chocolate. Meanwhile, Cone 10 Studios has Exquisite Conversations: Fire is Hot.

Take Me Home is not Take Me Home Tonight. It is important to make that distinction. 

Birding’s not just for the birds. Learn more at the Santee Birding and Nature Festival.

Bring you dogs and dawgs to Dog Days at Mixson.

Get a first glimpse of the Mac’n at the 'Drome documentary at a free screening.

Redux will revive once more at their second Revival, with plenty of activities and live music throughout the day.

And the Punch Brothers would prefer to use their firsts for playing music instead of actually punching people. They’ll be playing bluegrass at the Music Farm.
 


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