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Charleston Carifest

Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month with four events over three days. (Don’t worry if you missed out yesterday, there’s still plenty of fun to be had!) This Saturday is Carnival Day, starting with the colorful Carifest Parade through the streets of Charleston leading to Brittlebank Park. Celebrate in the park with live soca music, reggae artists, DJs, cultural demonstrations, authentic food, music and more. View the full schedule online.

June 29-July 1. Event times vary. Ticket prices vary. Event locations vary. charlestoncarifest.com

Patriots Point Fireworks Blast

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum continues its Independence Day fireworks display tradition. Celebrate the holiday at the home of the historic aircraft carrier USS Yorktown by visiting the museum during the day and stick around for the fireworks at night. Food truck sales begin at 1:30 p.m. and live music kicks off at 6 p.m. Tickets to view the fireworks from the flight deck are sold out, but attendees can still enjoy the show from the shore. 

July 4. 6-10 p.m. Free. Patriots Point. 40 Patriots Road. Mount Pleasant. patriotspoint.org

Publication Week Author Talk 

Join Buxton Books for a Publication Week conversation with authors Beatriz Williiams and Mary Alice Monroe to celebrate Williams’ new book, The Beach at Summerly. Head to the book store to hear the featured authors chat about writing, answer questions, sign books and more. Join these successful writers in raising a toast to The Beach at Summerly

June 30. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Prices vary. Buxton Books. 160 King St. Downtown.

Punk Flea Market

More than 100 vendors will park outside Omar Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant for the Southeast Punk Flea Market, an event celebrating underground art, alternative fashion and punk culture. If you’re a fan of weird art, vinyl records, vintage clothes or a collector of the strange and unusual, come out and support small business and take away some truly unique art pieces, trinkets and more. 

July 1-2. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $5/ticket; free/children 12 and younger. Omar Shrine Temple.
176 Patriots Point Road. Mount Pleasant. southeastpfm.com

Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche

It’s 1956, and The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast in this cult comedy hit. Winner of the 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival as Best Overall Production, Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche is a tasty recipe of hysterical laughs, sexual innuendos, unsuccessful repressions and delicious discoveries. Check out the performance as it makes its Queen Street Playhouse debut

July 6-9; 7 p.m. July 8-9; 4 p.m. $28/ticket. Queen Street Playhouse. 20 Queen St. footlightplayers.net

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