It seems to be inevitable these days that the country will begin and end its weeks with tragedies, both fresh wounds, and those slowly healing. Today is the anniversary of the Emanuel AME tragedy, and this weekend Charleston area venues host a number of events to commemorate the lives of those lost. Head here for a full list of commemoration events, and read on for the rest of the weekend’s events.


Check out comedy duo The Old Guys at 34 West Theater. Show begins at 8 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night, and tickets are $22.50.

Shop ’til you drop at the Libeskind Berlin Trunk Show from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lori + Lulu.

Rock out at Black Jacket Symphony: Led Zeppelin IV at the Charleston Music Hall. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $25 to $30.

Head over to the Charleston Library Society at 6 p.m. to enjoy an open bar, delicious food, and live music from Chris Bellamy at Libraritaville: Summer Series Kick-off BBQ. Tickets are $60 for non-members and $50 for members.

Chill out to the acoustic tunes of Band of Brothers at Daniel Island Grille.

Jam out to Americana band The Blue Eyed Bettys with Pinkerton and The Brinks 9 p.m. at The Tin Roof. Tickets are $7.

Enjoy the pop-rock stylings of Bottom Feeder at The Green Room.

Bluegrass enthusiasts can make their way over to the Seanachai Social Club at 8 p.m. to listen to the Cane Creek String Band.

Nirvana fans will love Come as You Are, a Nirvana tribute at The Pour House. Show starts at 9:30 p.m., and tickets are $10.

Head to Palmetto Brewery’s Loading Dock series featuring live music from Fireside Collective, Big Big Monkeymen, and the Reed Miller Project, from 6-10 p.m. This week’s food truck is Short Grain.

Check out Jonathan Jackson’s new exhibition along with drinks and live music 6 p.m. at The Art Mecca of Charleston.

Explore the works in The Vendue’s newest exhibit, Principle VI, at 5:30 p.m.


Bust a move at the North Charleston PAC‘s Southern Soul Festival featuring R&B, soul, and hip-hop artists Tucka, Sir Charles, and Doug E. Fresh. Showtime is 4 p.m. and tickets range from $36 to $66. Don’t forget $5 cash for parking.

Join Young Mister with Youngster & Saint Corsair at 9 p.m. as they rock out at The Royal American. Tickets are $5.

Stop by Alligator Jack’s Crawfish Festival from 12 to 6 p.m. at Trophy Lakes for a day of Cajun food and fun. Tickets range from $5 to $40.

Quench your thirst and LOL at the 2nd Annual Brew Haha beginning at 1 p.m. at the North Charleston PAC. Tickets are $40-$75.

Prepare to be spellbound by Hypnotist Patrick Boulanger at PULP. Only $16 for the 18+ show beginning at 10 p.m.

Peruse crafts and food from artisans and farmers at the Charleston Farmers Market from 8 a.m.-noon at Marion Square. Take note that this weekend’s hours are abbreviated due to Mother Emanuel events.

Unleash your inner adventurer at the Penny Creek Kayak Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $75-$95.

Head to Huger Street Hip-Hop at Palmetto Brewery. The show kicks off at 2 p.m.


Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the Mount Pleasant Pier with Father’s Day Fishing from 1-2 p.m.

Relax to the acoustic melodies of Mac Calhoun 12 p.m. at Stereo 8.

Join Plane Jane at Wild Wing for your favorite party jams and covers.

Bring dad to the South Carolina Aquarium for free on Father’s Day with paid admission of other family members.

Head over to The Alley from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Brunch n’ Bowl, a special Father’s Day brunch that comes with a complimentary game.

Join Chef Brandon Buck for the Honey Moon Dinner at Middleton Place from 6 to 9 p.m. Attendees can enjoy meat and seafood from Organic farm, wine from Mira Winery, and live music from the Bluestone Ramblers for $55.

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