Weekend Round-Up: Watch the skies 

The best events in Charleston April 16-18

Your ears should already know about it by now, but the Blue Angels will fly the Charleston sky Saturday and Sunday during the Charleston Harbor Airshow. 

Art lovers. Fruit lovers. Social media lovers. Water sport lovers. Earth lovers. And even dog and/or cat lovers. There’s events this weekend for all of you. Stop by Arts Advocacy Day, the Lowcountry Strawberry Festival, Foursquare Day, the East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival, North Charleston’s Earth Day Festival, or From Wags to Wishes.

MUSC will host a Charity Ball Saturday night, and Sunday is the Spring Social, a fundraiser for the Teacher’s Supply Closet. As a benefit for Charleston Pride, Bowens Island Restaurant is having an oyster roast and chefs chili cook-off, featuring Michelle Weaver, Brett McKee, and others. In the Company of Horses, Charleston Area Thrapeutic Riding’s “funraiser”, happens Sunday.

The Family Circle Cup will come to a close; make sure to stop by Game, Set, Rock! Tennis. Amplified. on Saturday. And the Lowcountry High Rollers will play against ... themselves at their Family Feud on Sunday.

There’s two trunk shows this weekend. The Charleston Jewelry Guild will sell its pieces at the Beaded Venus, while local designer Megan Loder will have her pas seul line at POE Studio. Both happen Saturday.

If you go to Theatre 99’s 3 on 3 long-form improv competition on Friday night, you’re going to catch some City Paper staffers improvising their hearts out (and hopefully making total fools of themselves). Or catch Kevin Hart (who appears in the just-released Death at a Funeral) and Keith Alberstadt doing their stand-up on Friday night.

Get tickets to Cabaret, Always... Patsy Cline, and The Great American Trailer Park Musical before it’s too late. Dancefx presents TEN on Saurday night. Park Circle Film Society will screen Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle, also on Saturday.

The Gibbes is having a Community Day, with free admission on Saturday. Queer Fest (Friday and Saturday at Outer Space) features The Queer Show, a presentation of time-based media. There’s also The Lyric Show, part of 52.5’s Record Store Day celebration on Saturday (or you can head to the events at Monster Music & Movies).

Tantric, that band that had that one song when I was in middle school, plays with OverDrie and Obraskai on Saturday at Halligan’s. There’s also going to be live music at the Sea and Sand Festival on Saturday and at Gene’s Haufbrau’s Beerfest on Sunday. Big John’s will have their anniversary party on Friday; don’t pass up 55 cent beers.

The S.C. Aquarium will release Mama Pritchard, a 330-pound adult female loggerhead, at Isle of Palms County Park on Saturday.

And we’ve got to give a shout out to our home boy (and contributing arts editor) Nick Smith, who will read from and sign his newest book, Eat Happy, on Friday at Blue Bicycle Books.


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