Another busy weekend in Charleston: College of Charleston’s commencement is on Saturday and Mother’s Day is on Sunday. (Good luck trying to get a table for dinner anywhere downtown.) If you haven’t made plans yet, here’s a list of places doing Mother’s day brunch specials. Give her a big kiss for us.


Go to Robert Lange Studio’s latest exhibition, The Perfectionists, and marvel at how someone actually made that with a paintbrush and paint.

Enjoy some unusual ballet and help support a good cause at Unbound Ballet Project’s Gala Vant, a fundraiser that includes a special dance performance, bites, and drinks. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $25 the day of.

Looking for some old Hollywood glam and a murder mystery? You won’t want to miss Hollywood, a production by The Village Rep at Woolfe Street.  [content-3] Snag tickets for Wanda Sykes‘ stop at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.

See Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me on a Sunday at Midtown Theatre, starting at 8 p.m.

It’s one of your last chances to see some toddler fashion at #Yesterday in Microfashion at the Charleston Museum.

Check out the art of Lowcountry poet p-Nut at Dog and Horse Fine art at Spreading the Lowcountry Love.

See the art of watercolor master Ogden M. Pleissner at the Gibbes before the exhibition closes on May 12.


Catch a showing of What if? Production’s rendition of Hair while you can at the Queen Street Playhouse. [content-1]Moussaka, spanakopita, loukoumades, kataifi: get all of that and more at the 49th Annual Greek Festival, going from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Greek Orthodox Church.

Celebrate moms of all species at the Center for Birds of Prey‘s special focus on avian moms and chicks starting at 10:30 a.m.

Learn how to make your own sweetgrass basket with Barbara McCormick at Hampton Plantation. Tickets are $45 each and space is limited.

Don’t forget to suck the head at Home Team’s Annual Crawfish Boil from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Get $14 plates of crawfish, corn, and potatoes while it lasts and rock out with Jump Castle Riot.

Get some LOLs in at Late Night Snacks, a “tasty sketch comedy variety show” at Theatre 99 at 10 p.m.

Get some last minute shopping in for Mom at the Artist Market at Tiger Lily, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring the kids to get some exercise in at Pedal the Parks, a family-friendly ride through the West Ashley Greenway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Support the Preservation Society at their Annual Preservation Picnic at the Sunnyside Plantation on Edisto Island, starting at 12 p.m. Tickets are $75 for nonmembers.

Have an aching back? Fix what ails you at Urban Yoga’s Yoga for a Happy Back, from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $50 each, but pain relief is priceless.

LGBTQ+ middle and high school students are invited to wear whatever they want and bring whoever they want to the Charleston Queer Prom, from 6 to 10 p.m.

Amor Healing Kitchen is hosting the Seed to Soul Dinner at 6:30 p.m., a chef curated four course meal that helps fund their programs. Tickets are $50 each.


If you need something to do with your mom, here’s our roundup of Mother’s Day events.

Stop by the Corrigan Gallery to see From Landscape to Dreamscape: Degrees of Abstraction.

Enjoy a paddle through the Blackwater Cypress swamp at Charleston Woodlands starting at 1 p.m.

See The Agitators, the story of the friendship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, at Pure Theatre.

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