If you aren’t too busy with Spoleto or Piccolo, here are some other cool events to keep you occupied this weekend. Especially if you’re interested in some more localized art, in which case the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival may be for you.

Tivoli celebrates making it official (as in becoming a real business) with Groundbreaking.

The Circular Congregational Church will hold a blessing of the bikes, religious affiliation not necessary.

The first running of the Bikinis and Boardshorts 5K will have people in their bathing suits. Watch out for jiggling. There will be more clothing at the Green and Lean 5K.

Catch something at Fishing for the Cure or the Mt. Pleasant Pier Fishing Tournament.

The Lowcountry Highrollers take on … themselves (more accurately, the Ashley Riverdolls vs. the Holy City Heartbreakers).

Mixson hosts another Maker’s Market.

Soprano Anima performs Lovers in All Predicaments.

The Bellydance Student Showcase at Spirit Moves benefits Pattison’s Academy.

As if you couldn’t get enough visual arts, there’s an art walk this Friday. Highlights include the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast crawl, Nathan Durfee’s Tangled Dreams of Knots and Leaves, and the Young Collectors’ Show, or you can head to Morrison drive for Meoto: Relationships. Meanwhile, on Saturday is the openings of Helen Duckworth’s Stories of the Heart and Christy Kinard‘s show at Atelier Gallery.

Haven’t gotten a chance to check out the Jazz Artists of Charleston’s Jazz Series yet? Matuto Trio is a good opportunity.

The Georgia Guidestones Movie has its premiere in Park Circle.

Winston Kennedy will present the lecture Out of the Shadows at Redux.

Take the Evening Kayak Rescue Class at Sea Kayak Carolina on Friday, then go on the Evening Kayak Tour on Saturday.

Live out a Ben Stiller movie, sans Ben Stiller, at Nighttime at the Museum. Wonder Works hosts its appropriately named Wonderfest, with toy demos, and Blackbeard’s Cove celebrates an anniversary.

And we hope you boosted your Jake Shimabukuro to a combo for the Honoluau after-party, because how else are you going to party with City Paper staffers? And let me tell you, we know how to party.


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