Even if it’s going to be a kajillion degrees outside on Saturday, you should still stop by the Gimme Change: ChART Outdoor Initiative Mural Block Party for all sort of arty, community-supporting goodness.

OK, so the Firefighter Fundraising Event at Fuel not only raises money for firefighters, a cause that anyone can get behind, but there’s a firefighter bachelor auction, which means, um, I could leave with a date with a firefighter. So yeah, I’m into that.

There’s actually a lot of really great benefits going on this weekend. The Charleston Animal Society’s Furry Affair is always a winner, and Herrmann’s Royal Lilizzan Stallions of Austria have shows all weekend to benefit Rein and Shine and Windwood Farm for Children. Plus there’s A Show of Strength, the Wild Wiles BBQ, and the Kindness Beats Blindness Auction at the RiverDogs game.

Local musicians, from Cary Ann Hearst to Ryan Bonner to Sarah Cole, plus their bands, will perform for Band Together for ALS.

TrySports is hosting a Bike Safety Day.

We’re about half-way through the Bud Light Lime Bikini Bash. Gosh, where does the summer go?

Carolina Day is coming up, which means free admission and special concerts and presentations at Fort Moultrie.

If you’d like to watch some people beat each other up, check out Fight Night at the Point.

Author Sean Keefer will sign copies of his novel The Trust at the RiverDogs’ Sunday game, and the Charleston Battery are collecting toys for Toys for Tots at their Saturday game.

What is it with kids these days and their equestrian skills? See ‘em show off at the Mullet Hall Classic Series.

Save on shipping costs at the Lowcountry Artist Market, where local Etsy vendors will display their wares, while up in North Charleston, they’re having the Village Antiques and Collectibles Show. Head to the Music Farm for vintage clothing; head to Park Circle for vintage guns.

Theatre 99 has Bingo Improv and Improv Riot, while the Tin Roof has another round of Little Caesar’s Palace.

Tranquility, featuring oil paintings by Rick McClure, opens at the Wells Gallery at the Sanctuary.

Hey you guys, they’re showing The Goonies as part of Movies at Mt. Pleasant Pier. The Park Circle Film Society will screen the documentary Do No Harm, and Eye Level Art’s playing The Rolling Stone Rock and Roll Circus for their Movies on the Green.

Wake up early for Trophy Lakes’ Wake Fest, which has everything to do with a different kind of wake than waking up.

Nothing screams summer like a small-town fish fry. Sullivan’s Island counts as a small town, right?

And roll out to the Get Your Roll On sushi event at the Hippodrome.

And I do not appreciate insects, especially when they’re huge and in my kitchen. But some people do, and they would enjoy the Insect Appreciation Talk and Walk at the Sewee Visitor Center.