Weekend Roundup: Sunshine makes a grand return 

Events for the weekend of June 9-June 11

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After this week’s deluge, we’re all itching to get outside and soak up the sun. It’s perfect timing for plenty of art events and outdoor day drinking. Celebrate good weather finally coming back with a weekend full of fun events all around town.

Friday

This weekend’s final Piccolo offerings kick off with La Femme French Horn. The show begins at 6 p.m. and is a celebration of the horns in chamber music.

Get ready for your grand stage debut. One Love Design House is offering a burlesque class where you can learn basic moves and the history of the art.

Friday rolled back around, and so did Party at the Point. This week’s music offering is tribute bands playing 90s arena rock, and food and drink are available for purchase.

Hit the RiverDogs stadium at 6:05 p.m. to see some of your favorite alumni play in the Legends in the South: Yankees vs. Braves alumni game. Batting practice and autographs are happening at 4 p.m. and fireworks will follow the game.

Get your folk on with Rhiannon Giddens at the Gaillard as part of Spoleto.

Head out to Johns Island for a bit of educational fun. The Colonial Charles Towne Fest celebrates Charleston military history and includes reenactments.

Charleston Music Hall hosts an exciting evening of Michael Jackson tributes performed by Quiana Parler and Charlton Singleton.

Treat yourself to some masterful spoken word at Dock Street Theatre. Cathy Smith Bowers, the former poet laureate of North Carolina, will be on stage, and the best part is that it’s free.

Paul Cristina’s thought-provoking exhibit We Were Never Told the Truth About the Dying of the Sun is open at Beresford Studios.

Saturday

Cheer on the Battery against the Richmond Kickers at 7 p.m. This game honors the nine Charleston firefighters who lost their lives in 2007.

Piccolo Spoleto is closing with a bang. Celebrate the festival in Hampton Park with family, friends, and plenty of food and live music.

The Rotary Club puts on their 11th annual Duck Race for charity, benefiting various local organizations. Each duck is $10, and there will be food available for purchase as well.

The Charleston Library Society celebrates the work of zines with the Charleston Zine Fest. The free event goes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and includes local and regional artists.

Alligator Jack’s Crawfish Festival ensures a day full of all the crawfish you can eat and all the beer you can drink. Bonus: it takes place at Trophy Lakes, so water sports are an option as well.

You can still check out Wade in the Water, a multimedia art exhibit that advocates for the environment. It depicts melting glaciers in Antarctica and connects them Charleston's flooded streets, an important way to remind us that all of our actions impact the climate.

What’s better than a good book and a tasty beer on a sunny Saturday afternoon? Not much, so The Brew Cellar in Park Circle is putting on Books and Beer from 1 to 7 p.m. to ensure you don’t miss that experience.

Get classy with Merlot Moments, a beautiful intersection of music, art, and wine. The Martin Gallery hosts this free event, and donations to THRIVE are suggested.

Head to the Royal American for a live rock show from Little Bird with Kendall Street Company.

Blue Bicycle Books hosts a book talk with Barbara Lynch, culinary professional, and Kat Kinsman, author and food writer. The two food experts discuss their experiences and the topics their books cover.

Sunday

Bay Street Biergarten brings back their series of themed brunches with this Sunday’s Can’t Stop The Brunching. Enjoy themed specials and drink deals, all while DJ Natty Heavy lays down some jams.

Take a break from the heat of Second Sunday on King to dip into Skinny Dip for some frosé. While you’re inside, check out Mott50’s summer collection, designed by Gretta Kruesi.

Spoleto Festival USA wraps up in grand fashion at beautiful and charming Middleton Place. Go for the historic scenery and live music by The Revivalists, and make sure you bring a solid picnic dinner.

Bar Mash hosts the Virgil Kaine Putting Classic to celebrate the U.S. Open. Each Sunday’s winner receives an Indigo Road gift card, Virgil Kaine swag, and a spot in the Putting Classic Finals later this month.

Witness the greatness of the Chamber Music Series before Spoleto ends. 1 p.m. on Sunday is the last chance for this season.

Explore Shem Creek and the Charleston Harbor on the Palmetto Breeze for Sangria Sunday. Bring the whole family and a picnic lunch and enjoy the views (and sangria of course).

Scoot over to Marion Square after your Second Sunday festivities conclude to see the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition for the last time this year.


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