MONDAY. Had enough of all those preppy golf shirts and visors we saw this weekend? Indulge your trashier side by belting out some Journey karaoke-style at King Street Grille, or if singing’s just not your thing, throw back some margaritas and watch others karaoke their hearts out at O’Brion’s karaoke and margarita Mondays. Once you’re over the amateurs, head over to the Drop In on Folly for some blues and rock with Sarah Cole and the Hawkes.
TUESDAY. See how that heart’s a-pumpin’ at the Mount Pleasant Hospital’s free cardiovascular risk screening, and keep your healthy focus going by learning how transcendental meditation can keep you well in body and spirit.
WEDNESDAY. Drop the kids at the Terrace for the final movie in the Piggly Wiggly Family Film Series while you head next door to How Art Thou? for a fancy grown-up lunch. When you pick those kiddos up, there’ll be no telling whether their tears are from Free Willy or from realizing school starts in a week.
THURSDAY. See what’s cooking — and growing — up north at the North Charleston Farmers Market. Expand your brew horizons at Total Wine’s craft beer tasting, and if that’s not enough, head to Mt. P. for another tasting at Bottles. Just don’t forget your growler.
FRIDAY. Brides-to-be and bride wannabes should take their smart-shopping selves to Fabulous Frocks for the Happily Ever BorroWED trunk show. They’ll be showing off their collection of wedding accessory rental items all morning. Nourish – or quash –your dreams of running a hostel at a book signing with Vikki Matsis, author of Inside an American Hostel: a guide for managers and aspiring owners. Or just go for the drinks, eats, and sweet jams by Lee Barbour. Then see what this fiber art stuff is all about at the opening of Pinned Down.
SATURDAY. Today’s events are all about the natural world. Start your morning with a guided hike in Mt. Pleasant. Learn cool stuff about Belize turtles from a guy with an even cooler name when Thomas Rainwater discusses his research at the Sewee Visitor Center. Or discover some slightly less exotic animals at the Pet Helpers weekly adopt-a-thon.
SUNDAY. The start of school can feel like a total bummer, so push the dread back one more day and keep young spirits high by rounding up your mopey schoolkids and taking them to the First Day Festival. They’ll still have to start school on Wednesday, but at least they’ll be distracted by free boat rides, yummy smoothies, hula hoops, face painting, and even free school supplies.