Can you believe it’s August already? Don’t answer that. We’re still enjoying our “work from home” beach days (don’t tell boss man). While September holds promises of mucho beer — stay tuned for our special beer issue next month — the summer heat still deserves knocking back a few cold ones. And warm, if we’re talking red wine. Check out the vino at First Friday art walk and you’ll be ready for beer on Sunday at the Windjammer’s bikini bash finals. Don’t worry, we’ve thrown some kid-friendly events into this roundup too. Heck, adults may even be into the colonial games lined up on Saturday. Keep reading for more.


Celebrate the lives of those lost in the Emanuel AME Church tragedy and show your support for the families at the Unity Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Sottile Theatre.

Headed to see Hootie and the Blowfish? Stop by Laura Alberts on the way for drink and BBQ plate specials at their Parking Lot Pre-Game Party from 4:30-7:30 pm.

Oh, and don’t miss Hootie’s two-night show at Family Circle Stadium. Hootie’s Homegrown Weekend will surely have you dancing the weekend away.

If you’re looking for a good laugh, come to Footlight Players Theater as they kick off their 2015-2016 season with the musical comedy rendition of the 1988 movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at 3 and 8 p.m.

It’s the first Friday of the month and you know what that means. (Give me a W, give me an I … you know where we’re going with that).Oh and art — we’ve got our eye on Adam Hall and Megan Aline’s exhibit at Robert Lange Studios from 5-8 p.m.

Head to Free Movie Night at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park at 6 p.m. Who could say no to “free”?

Out on Kiawah this weekend? Grab a blanket and head to Music on the Green for a great outdoor show with the Coconut Groove Band from


Come discover and purchase interesting works of art at the Halsey Institute’s Bizarre Bazaar from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Head to the Powder Magazine museum for some fun with the kids from 10 a.m.- 4p.m. where they’ve got colonial games like rolling hoop — rolling hoop y’all! 

Support the Begin with Books fundraiser by purchasing locally made goods and snacking on great food at COAST’s event from noon-4 p.m.

Science fairs just got a whole lot cooler. Head to FIRST’s Robotics Fair to participate in hands-on robotics activities and check out some awesome competition robots at the main library from 1-3 p.m.

If you like your humor with a side of politics check out Bill Maher at the North Chuck Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m.

Rock out at the Pour House’s tribute to Beck show Beck to the Future at 10 p.m.

Grab a hot dog and a cold beer at this week’s Riverdogs game against the Savannah SandGnats and watch the team induct three players into the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame at 6:05 p.m.


Stop what you’re doing and go to the Windjammer’s Budweiser Bikini Bash finals. We know you’ve got nothing better going on so see what lucky winner walks away with over two grand (yep, you heard that right).

Looking for a good laugh? Get weird in North Charleston at Weird Al Yankovic’s show, The Mandatory World Tour starting at 7:30 p.m.

Reminisce on the good ole days of boy bands and frosted tips at Bay Street Biergarten’s 90s themed Backstreet Brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join in an evening of peace at Quarterman Park where activists will get together to share thoughts on ending violence in our community.

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