We got high praise from the Digitel last week about this round-up. Shoot. Now that means we have a lot to live up to.

Saturday morning, root for your favorite breed (my money’s on the weimaraners) at the Charleston Dog Show at Marion Square. That afternoon, the S.C. aquarium will release seven loggerheads and green sea turtles at Isle of Palms County Park. Turtles can be our four-legged friends too.

OK, so technically it’s not really Cinco de Mayo until Wednesday, but does anyone really need an excuse to drink margaritas? Get a head start at the festival at the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed on Primero de Mayo.

Have you planned your Dining with Friends party yet? Come on. Just order in takeout. We won’t judge. Make sure you bring those donations to the big bash on Saturday night at the Maritime Center.

Friday night, get acquainted with community development studio The Hub at their barbecue, featuring live music by American Idol alum Amber Caparas. Rein and Shine hosts a Spring Wing Ding, with Plainfield Project and Doug Jones, on Saturday.

Bike rodeo. Need we say more? Too bad it’s just for kids. Take them to the North Charleston Fire Museum on Saturday and remember the knee pads.

The Summerville Community Orchestra hosts a Southern garden tea to benefit their program. The Make-a-Wish Foundation sponsors a wine festival Saturday night, where they’ll grant a wish to a local child. And Burns Alley is having a charity poker run for MUSC ALS Lou Gehrig’s disease on Sunday. Registration starts at Club Light. 

Lowcountry Local First hosts their Chef’s Potluck on Sunday. We’ll bring the napkins.

Counting down the days to Spoleto? Get discounted tickets at Spoleto Saturday or head to Kiawah for their Piccolo Preview Concert, featuring selections from this year’s Spotlight Concert Series on Sunday.

Spark Studios and Gallery will open its doors Friday night for a studio stroll. Aster Hall has We are Family, featuring the artwork of Jeffrey Hair, music by Jordan Igoe, and benefiting a nonprofit organization that provides support services for LGBT youth. Or head off the peninsula for Melissa Breeland’s opening at Alchemy Coffee in Avondale.

Outer Space has a unique performance art show called The Tchotchke Wifes: Collected Disorders. Hear dramatic readings of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in four acts. The City Paper office is pretty stoked about it.

The Odd Couple opens this weekend. See the traditional male performance on Friday night, or be daring and watch the female cast on Saturday. The Footlight Players present A Class Act, the story behind the man behind A Chorus Line. Generation Y comic Law Smith performs at Theatre 99 on Friday night. Moving Midway, a documentary about the history of one’s family’s ancestral plantation, screens at the Olde North Charleston Picture House on Saturday night.

The Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse will have an open house on Saturday; tour the grounds, quarters cupola, and the boat house.

The North Charleston Arts Festival kicks off this weekend. Events include Beyond the Veil, presented by Palmetto Oasis Middle Eastern Dance Troupe, on Saturday, and the Charleston Community Band’s performance on Sunday.

What’s your favorite crustacean? There’s the Lowcountry Shrimp Festival on Saturday and the Americana Crawfish Boil on Sunday. You can always go to both.

Athletes, on Saturday, take a shot at the TRY Charleston triatholon or the Run Forrest Run 5K Race, hosted by the RiverDogs. The RiverDogs and the Battery both have games this weekend. If baseball and soccer are wimpy, catch the Rugby South Championships at Ansonborough Field.

Rockin’ on the Point kicks off Friday night with Uncle Mingo. There’s also the New Music Collective anniversary party at Eye Level Art. Or head to North Chuck to catch Trey Songz (with Monica, remember her?) on Friday night. He just wants to be, he just wants to be successful. Or wait — actually, that might be Drake. Whatever.

And May 1 is — obviously — May Day, or International Workers’ Day. In its honor (and also as part of National Free Acupuncture Day), Charleston Community Acupuncture will give free acupuncture services. Let’s just hope that in this instance, you don’t "get what you pay for." Because in this case, that could hurt.