It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and rather your taking your mom out on the town or celebrating (or just trying to avoid the crowds from) CofC graduation, try out one of an array of events that are sure to satisfy.

Celebrate the start of the weekend with stand up comedy from Next Friday and Friday After Next star Mike Epps at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

Friday also kicks off the first day of the Charleston Greek festival. Stop by, grab a gyro, and learn a thing or two about Greek culture.

If you’re hanging with kids this weekend, or if you just want chill back with a playful film, check out Wreck it Ralph at Movies in Marion Square.

 On Saturday, Cinebarre is hosting the Sea Turtle Festival to help raise money for our flipper friends.

If Mike Epps got you craving more laughs, check out some local comedians at Theatre 99’s Improv Riot Saturday night. Or support your local actors at Footlight Player’s production of Roger’s and Hammerstein’s classic musical, Oklahoma!

Nothing says Mother’s Day like scrumptious food and swanky shopping, which is why it’s a perfect day for Second Sunday on King Street. Also, there’s more shopping opportunity at the Mother’s Day Celebration at 10 Storehouse Row, and the Etsy one-day vintage and plant sale.

Or if your mom is more into home cooking, check out Nathalie Dupree at the Gibbes Museum, who’ll be there signing her book The Art of Southern Cooking, which earned a James Beard Award last week. (

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