Thunderstorms and clouds are scheduled to dominate the forecast for the next couple days, but don’t let that keep you from having a good time. There’s plenty of art, beer, and music to enjoy in the safety of the indoors this weekend.


It’s the best time of the month for art fans and wine fans alike. First Friday on Broad welcomes all to Gallery Row this evening with open galleries and free refreshments for all.

Bonus round: head to the Artist Guild on East Bay after gallivanting on Broad for more art. Addelle Sanders’ exhibit A Transition: Fiber in the 21st Century opens tonight with a reception.

Cars, Guitars and Handlebars is tonight at Stokes Honda at 7 p.m. and promises live music, free food, and a car show.

Happy hour queens Cocktail Bandits partner up with local beverage pros and chefs to host Summer Social at Hyatt House. The event goes from 6:30 to 9 and will include dancing and giveaways.

Pop rock band Bird Laww comes all the way from Atlanta to play The Tin Roof tonight at 9 p.m.

Put on your dancing shoes and head to Elite Dance for social dance lessons at 7:15 p.m.


The Johns Island Library hosts a solar workshop to educate about the benefits of solar power. Everyone in attendance will be entered into a drawing to get their electric bill paid for one month, which is an added bonus.

Fourth of July fun continues with the Red, White, & Blue Bash at Lowcountry Harley, including barbecue, live music, and a pie eating contest.

Soak in the historic beauty of the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site while enjoying live music by Americana singer Mark Mason.

Brews and Books is back at the Brew Cellar, offering what is arguably the best way to spend your Saturday. From 1 to 7 p.m., crack open a book while simultaneously cracking open a cold one.

MUSC Physical Therapy hosts the sixth annual Shots With A Spin, a wheelchair basketball tournament benefitting local disability organizations Achieving Wheelchair Equality and Adaptive Expeditions.


Head to James Island County Park for some pretty intense family bonding on the ropes course. Pre-registration is suggested as spots are likely to fill up.

You might need to bring an umbrella, but don’t miss the monthly classic that is Second Sunday on King.

Chill out and wind down your weekend at Lagunitas with the stylings of Just Groove at 4:20 p.m.

Hit Holy City Brewing from 12 to 4 p.m. for all the beer samples your heart desires.

Bay Street Biergarten continues their themed brunch series, and this weekend’s is Katy Perry themed, aptly named California Brunch.

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