Weekend Round-Up: Spoleto Shmoleto 

The best events in Charleston June 4-6

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It’s the second weekend of Spoleto and Piccolo, and while I could go on and on about all the events that are happening, I’m much too lazy for that, and we’ve already got plenty of extensive coverage (including schedules) happening for you here.

Yes Charleston, your non-Spoleto arts community does still exist during the festival. For example, Pazzo Tomato will hosts its last shows this weekend. And the Spoleto Stroll will let our local galleries pull in people on their way to the Dock Street, Footlights, Lance Hall, or wherever else. Highlights include Diverse Chorus at Scoop Studios and Robert Lange’s Go at his gallery.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry will open its new TREEscapes exhibit on Friday morning. Best of all, it features free performances by the Charleston Ballet Theatre and the Colla Marionette Company.

Honor some of the city’s civil rights pioneers with Mayor Joe Riley when he dedicates a plaque to the 1955 Cannon Street Y All-Stars on Saturday.

If all final exams were this delicious, I would have enjoyed school a heck of a lot more. The students of the International Culinary School of the Art Institute, under Chef Nathan Thurston, will show off what they’ve learned at the Dine Right Dinner, benefiting the Lowcountry Foodbank.

The Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival returns on Saturday. And get some goodies at the Lowcountry Artist Market.

There are Battery and RiverDogs games this weekend, and a Fishing for the Cure Tournament at the Charleston Maritime Center on Saturday.

In one of their first Charleston shows, the Satin Dolls String Quartet will play an eclectic mix of music at Bethel United Methodist Church. There’s also a free concert at St. James Church Concert on Sunday.

What a loser. Literally. (Chris) Daughtry will perform a the North Charleston Coliseum with CAVO and Lifehouse. I’m hanging by a moment for it.

Get some inspiration for your summer road trip when you see Bass Ackwards, about a man driving a ‘76 Volkswagen across America, at the Olde North Charleston Picture House on Saturday.

Charleston Towne Landing (as well as other state parks along the coast) is participating in Saturday’s Passport to State Parks.

On Friday, Blue Bicycle Book’s Author Luncheon Series will feature local writers Louis Rubin and Ben Moise.

The name says it all: The Fuck Yeah! Dance Party is the most fun you could ever have on a Sunday night.

And the absolute most important thing that you could possibly do this weekend is go to the IRS Open House.


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