FILM — B.Y.O. coconuts
Movies in Marion Square
Thurs. April 20
6 p.m.
Marion Square
Corner of King and Calhoun streets
577-5304 ext. 140

If you’ve ever dreamed of sharing your 1,000th viewing of Monty Python and the Holy Grail with a whole park full of people, pets, and probably at least one or two scantily-clad damsels, rejoice! The City Paper’s Movies in Marion Square has returned, and to whet your appetite for four weeks of cinematic bliss in the Square, the first movie of the spring season is the remastered version of Monty Python’s cult classic, absurdist comedy about the trials and tribulations of a group of King Arthur’s knights. There will be ample foodstuffs (think kettle corn, ice cream, La Ha, etc.) and beverages for all ages. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed, and please bring your own blankets and chairs to recline upon. Come to Movies in Marion Square, or we will taunt you a second time!


COMEDY — Can’t keep a good comedian down
Kenny Z’s Last Stand
Thurs. April 20
8 p.m.
Theatre 99
280 Meeting St.
As 96 Wave (96.1 FM) enters a tailspin of uncertainty and disenchants listeners across the Lowcountry, those left wondering what the station’s popular ex-morning show hosts will do next can take comfort in the fact that no matter how much The Man tries to kill their spirits, Kenny Z and Storm will keep their trademark good humor aloft. At Thursday night’s evening of stand-up comedy and commentary, Kenny Z will probably touch on the unexpected axing of the morning show, illuminating the sordid business with his quick wit alongside a boatload of his funny friends, including Storm Zbel, Have Nots! regulars Caleb Usry and Jessica Chase, the City Paper’s Bill Davis, Dusty Slay, Jason Cooper, Dave Ugly, and others.


SPORTS — Tour de Charleston
I’On Bicycle Circuit Race
Sat. April 22
7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free for spectators
I’On Village
Mt. Pleasant

S.C. State Criterium Championships
Sun. April 23
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free for spectators
Hampton Park

Local Lance Armstrongs will have the chance to test their pedal mettle this weekend in two different races open to any skill level, from novices to pros. I’On Village in Mount Pleasant will be the racecourse for the second annual I’On Bicycle Circuit Race on Saturday, when races begin at 7 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Porch parties, cowbells, and cheering fans are expected to spur on the local athletes. Proceeds from the sale of food and drink will benefit the Junior Achievement of Coastal South Carolina. On Sunday, the South Carolina Sate Criterium Championship will race its way through Hampton Park. Events begin at 8 a.m. and end with a hotly-contested pro event just after 3 p.m. Both events will have a number of races for young cyclists. For full schedules and registration info, visit the event websites.


MUSIC EVENT — CSO crescendo
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Season Finale
Sat. April 22
8 p.m.
$15-50, $5/students
Gaillard Auditorium
77 Calhoun St.

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra brings its impressive 70th anniversary season to a close with one remarkable season finale concert called Discovery and Delight. To round out the Masterworks series, the CSO will play with guest Kotaro Fukuma, the prestigious 24-year-old pianist. CSO Music Director David Stahl will lead the orchestra through Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 and the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, plus Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, the Adagietto of which Stahl describes as “the single most poignant and tender music ever composed.”


FESTIVAL — Celebrate mother (Earth)’s day
Earth Day Festival
Sat. April 22
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Park Circle
North Charleston

North Charleston celebrates the 36th annual Earth Day with face paint, marine organisms, and Borenya African drummers. April 22 is the date of the seventh annual Earth Day Festival at Park Circle, hosted by Charleston County Solid Waste and Recycling. Between checking out some of the 60 educational exhibits and jamming to Rivers & Co. and bluegrass band Common Ground, festival-goers can watch a skydiving demonstration from the Green Beret Sport Parachute Team. Kids can learn about saving the world from litter while partaking in the water slide, jump castle, and playing with un-furry animals like birds, reptiles, and marine organisms. African drummers, skydiving, live music, and animals — you’ll be sure to have a good time while helping out and learning about our Mother Earth.