Happy New Year y’all. No, I’m not crazy. It’s the second day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, and K.K. Beth Elohim is having a party to celebrate.

And what better way to start the year (it’s 5771, by the way), do something good for the world; get your karmic fill at the Blue Ribbon Event, the Bridge Ride, the Francis Marion Dirt Dash, the PAWker Run, or the Rent-a-Rugger Auction.

Community Day at the Gibbes is the perfect free activity this weekend. Make sure to check out their newest exhibits.

If you’re having a hard time deciding between which visual or performing art event to attend, just go to OPEN and get a taste of them all.

Celebrate Leslie McCravy and Pet Helpers at the memorial 5K run/walk.

For fashionistas wishing they could be in New York this weekend for Fashion’s Night Out, Billy Reid and Cynthia Rowley have got your back.

Eye Level Art hosts another round of Holy City Artists and Fleas.

Amadeus. He was the first punk ever to set foot on this earth, you know. Celebrate him at the Mozart in the South Festival.

Catch performances of Circle Mirror Transformation, Crimes of the Heart, Hairspray, and Is He Dead?, as well as another work in PlayFest.

Now’s your chance to audition for Brussel Sprouts, Curious Child, or Na Fidleiri.

Greenway Studio in West Ashley will have its first artist reception, and Personal Grounds: Works By Susan Lenz opens at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park; it’s part of the MOJA Festival, which starts next week.

The first local installment of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers takes place on Friday, featuring The Glass House. Meanwhile, North Charleston has Feed the Fish.

Readers and writers alike have a good weekend ahead of them. Beth Webb Hart will sign copies of her latest, poet Atsuro Riley will appear at the Charleston Library Society, and Charleston County Library will host a workshop featuring Hart, Denise Hildreth, and Nicole Seitz.

Help keep our highways neat and tidy with Adopt-A-Highway’s litter cleanup.

Whirlin’ Waters better expect some killer clogs in their drains after the Dog Day Afternoon.

On Friday morning, the Lowcountry’s answer to Rafi, Dr. Jean, will perform a concert a the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry.

Dora will Explore-r her way to the S.C. Aquarium. See how I worked in that pun there?

Men, stay healthy with a free prostate screening at each of Trident Health System’s medical centers.

If you see either of the Atypical Southern Comedy Quartet’s shows this weekend, you’ll be part of their documentary. If you’d rather avoid the camera, see Bingo Improv or Improv Riot instead.

Rita’s on Folly Beach will host a Seaside Jam, and the Black Crowes will be on Daniel Island.

And remember: it’s Restaurant Week. Get it while the gettin’s good.

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