Was it just us, or was this one of those week’s that seemed to fly by but also take forever for the weekend to arrive? Well, now that it’s finally here, we’re going to cherish every minute of this weekend. And you should too.  

Friday The Charleston Music Hall hosts a weekend chock full of arts — from live music to poetry readings and visual art as well.

Here at the City Paper office, we all scream for ice cream. So does Cory Oberndorfer in his new exhibit, which opens today at Jericho Advisers.

Root, root, root for the home team when the RiverDogs take on the Rome Braves.

If you were lucky enough to nab a reservation, feast on The Glass Onion‘s interpretations of Julia Child’s recipes in honor of Julia’s birthday.

Head to Palmetto Brewing Company’s Loading Dock Series concert for some free music and (not free) brews.

Saturday The Sparrow hosts Circumambulation, a free art show with both visual and auditory elements.

It’s never too early to watch films based around the holidays. Park Circle Film Society screens Happy Christmas, which stars Anna Kendrick who doesn’t seem too happy in the preview.

Or celebrate the season we’re actually in at Mex 1’s Endless Summer party.

Sneaker hosts a pep rally for H1GHER LEARNING, an organization that rewards kids with good grades with new kicks.

Enjoy live music, food, and a silent auction and also help raise money for Surfers Healing, which benefits children with autism. Two birds, one benefit. 

Sunday Get ready for back-to-school at the First Day Festival.

Throw in some om with your coffee when The Orange Spot hosts a yoga class.

Hear indie band Little Books at the Tin Roof.

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