The weekends can be a whirlwind. Don’t waste any of your precious free time figuring out what to do. Check out some of the best events happening around town this weekend, so you can spend your time on something more important — like finding that perfect eye patch for the pirate festival.

Friday If something about Friday’s makes you want to dance but your legs are too tired, you can watch other people dance at Pink Floyd Revived.

Or perhaps laughter is more your go-to Friday move, then check out a comedy show at the Tin Roof.

Take your soon-to-be kindergartener to the Children’s Museum with waived admission fees for some tips on what to know before they get on the school bus. 

The RiverDogs are playing every night this weekend, so buy some Cracker Jacks or frozen beer and cheer on the home team — Sunday’s game is Star Wars night, so let your inner geek out and try to find (or become) Han Solo, Princess Leia, and the rest of the crew.

Saturday Shark Week maybe just about over, and if watching all the marine life wanted to get you closer to it or to get some of it out of your waters, why not join the Big Kahuna Fishing Tournament at the Folly Beach Pier?

Summer’s almost over, which is the perfect time to get a free skin screening.

Water not your thing? Head to Motown Magic for some music with a side of lunch. Vintage garb will only make this event better.

Keep the feeling of yesteryear alive with a stop by Park Circle Film Society and their showing of the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Stop by Midtown Bar and Grill to help raise money for cystic fibrosis at Cheers for Breathing. Then, head over to the Alley to help the Brick celebrate their anniversary.

Sunday It’s Second Sunday, so brunch it up in the middle of the street, then head over to the First Annual Pirate Festival.

Cool off with some culture and listen to some classical music at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Finish the weekend with a chance of winning $50 worth of house cash playing trivia at Manny’s.

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