Weekend Roundup: Spring On 

The best events in Charleston March 21-23

It's been a big week: St. Paddy's Day, the first day of Spring, and the start of March Madness. Now it's time to celebrate the week with a weekend full of kickass events.   

Friday  Admit it, you’ve imagined yourself as a superhero or a millionaire. The folks at King Dusko are hosting a Secret Identity Party in honor of Billie Fountain’s electronic Charleston debut.
If you absolutely can only talk sports this weekend, the Alley’s got you covered with their take on a March Madness party. Listen to live music and enter the “Hoop Fever Challenge” for a chance to win cash prizes. 
The Magnetic South series is back! Come watch Charleston Symphony Orchestra and CofC students play music by modern composers.
If ball and brews aren’t your speed, check out the Spring Wine Tasting at the Wine Shop.
Comedian Brian Reagan is back at the NCPAC. Reagan’s riffs about Poptarts and toy-packaging are not to be missed. 
Saturday Love your pet like a child? Bring him to Pet Fest. With a contests like a costume competition, Pet Fest promises fun for the whole family.
All the cool cats are heading to the Music Hall to get their groove on at the Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s Nina Simone tribute concert.
Drinks, costumes, games, and party vans may sound like the ingredients for a frat party, but the Bar Car Olympics are way more fun than watching someone spill Natty on a guitar.
Local bands are throwing the Lowco Surf Jam to support a surfing camp for kids with autism. Get amped, dudes.
Who says Mardi Gras is over? Parrotheads (Jimmy Buffett fans for those of you who’ve never drifted away to Margaritaville) and Red’s Ice House are continuing the party with Mardi Crawl.
Are you a model citizen or just a model? No matter, both will be at Rock the Runway, Fashion Week’s official after-party.
Sunday Are you buff? As in history buff? The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Charleston reenactment ends Sunday. Don’t miss your last chance to hear about the War of Northern Aggression.
Two State poet laureates will be reading work at Blue Bicycle.
The Royal American is hosting James Maple and Daphne Lee Martin, two talented indie artists. If you like jazz, electronic, or even folk, check them out.
While not everyone counts Sunday as sacred, no one will deny it’s a great day to support a good cause by eating barbecue. East Cooper Meals on Wheels’ fundraiser barbecue will feature competitions between local bands and chefs. BYOB.
A neurologist with an existential crisis — see it unfold during the last showing of Woolfe Street Play House’s production of the award-winning play, The Other Place.


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