Weekend roundup: 30+ events to get you out of your house and into the world 

Events for the weekend of Thurs. April 25-Sun. April 28

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It's all happening: this balmy spring weekend has us itching to load up our schedule and with so much going on (we've listed 30 poppin' events here) there's no reason not to get out there.

Thursday

Head to the Gibbes for Connect, Collab, Collect, a special event featuring talks from former, current, and future visiting artists at 6 p.m.

Take part in Take Back the Night at the Unitarian Church from 7-8:30 p.m.

The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival kicks off this Thursday and includes all kinds of fun from giant inflatables to a petting zoo to a rock climbing wall. And strawberries, duh! The fun takes place at Boone Hall Farms through Sunday.

There's a home stretch of baseball games this weekend, starting on Thursday and running through Sunday. Each game the 'Dogs take on the Columbia Fireflies.

A new exhibition featuring hip-hop photography opens in the Heart of Gold Gallery with an opening reception from 5:30-8 p.m.

Upscale Firesale features comedians Vince Fabra, Dan Sweeney, and Keith Dee at South of Broadway at 7 p.m.

Friday

Couples night returns to Wild Blue Ropes — tickets are $50 per pair.

This Friday through Thurs. May 2 catch a screening of Amazing Grace at the Terrace Theater.

The Ballet Academy of Charleston presents The Fairy Doll at the Music hall at 6 p.m.

Woolfe Street Playhouse and the Village Repertory Company present the East Coast premiere of Hollywood, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and running through May 18.

Lowcountry Wingapalooza was rescheduled from last week but it's still gonna be hot. Head to the Visitor Center & Bus Shed at 7 p.m. for all the wings you can eat.

It's Party at the Point season, y'all. You can hear from 20 Ride, a Zac Brown Tribute band, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Patriot's Point.

Saturday

Head to Mt. Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park for an Adult Field Day starting at 10 a.m.

Catch a screening of the BANFF Mountain Film Festival at the Charleston Music Hall at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Get your Shaggin' on the Cooper on at the Mt. Pleasant Pier at 7 p.m.

Get a sneak peek of the Sightsee, a retail shop and coffee bar opening on Line Street later this summer with a preview from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kids get in free during the Charleston Museum's ReMember the Museum Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Mullet Haul Trail Run at Johns Island County Park is a 5K and 10K trail race at 8:30 a.m.

Make your way to Redux for the PBR Dirty Southeast Fest starting at 5 p.m.

Join Widespread Panic and lot of other bands for a two day music and arts festival in Riverfront Park.

Dogs will have a blast at Fido Fest, held at Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre starting at noon.

Sunday

The annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival takes place at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Celadon's Sunday Flea is always a good reason to shop local and snag free beer, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the store's warehouse in North Charleston.

Speaking of markets, the Mindful Market at Itinerant Literate features vintage goods, art, and tarot readings, 12-6 p.m.

The Chef's Potluck at Middleton Place is always a good time, 4-7 p.m.

The Blue Sky Endurance Fest at Trophy Lakes is a full day of athletic competition, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Poetry at McLeod reading series features activist poet Glenis Redmond, 2-4 p.m. The first 50 attendees get in free.

New nonprofit, the Palmetto Rose Project hosts their first art showcase this Sunday at the TIA Banquet Hall, 3-6 p.m.

The Turtle Survival Alliance, S.C. Aquarium, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew, and IOP Turtle Team, present Party for the Planet, a beach cleanup and celebration to end this year's Earth Week. The fun starts at 4 p.m. at The Windjammer.

Yoga in the Park is where it's at this Sunday — The Works teams up with Beech for yoga followed by complimentary mimosas and acai bowls. Get your sweat on at 10 a.m.

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