We know you need a much-deserved break this weekend after the Monday holiday — seriously, four-day weeks feel way too long. Luckily, monsoon season seems to have ended after the last few weeks and the sun is loosening its fire-y summer grip. Take advantage of the (slightly) cooler, beautiful weather with a kickball tournament or a 5K. If exercise isn’t your idea of relaxing, don’t worry — there’s a ton of stuff going on in Marion Square, like art demos from trash-to-treasure artist Lonnie Holley. Whatever kind of mood you’re in this weekend, we’ve got an event you’re not going to want to miss.
Join 5th Wall Productions at their new space in the Citadel Mall from 8-10 p.m. for their show Crazy Little Thing Called Love: An Evening of Ten Minute Plays.
Enjoy the musical stylings of jazz and calypso artists at the Jenkins Institute from 6-9 p.m. for a Heritage Music Festival.
There’s still time to buy a ticket to the Seersucker Soiree to benefit the YMCA of Greater Charleston Scholarship Fund. Throw on your blazer and head to the North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum from 6-10 p.m. for a prime rib/shrimp and grits dinner buffet and a silent auction with sweet items like a basketball signed by Lebron James and Dewyane Wade.
In honor of September 11th, the Summerville Orchestra will perform a Memorial Concert at the Summerville Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m.
For all you foreign film buffs out there, the Alliance Française Ciné-Club is showing Gemma Bovery at the MUSC Basic Science Auditorium starting at 7 p.m.
Dunes West is holding the opening night gala for the Wounded Warriors Step Up to the Plate Softball and Baseball Tournament from 7-11 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and music.
Test out those jokes you’ve been practicing in the mirror at Frothy Beard Brewing’s Open Mic Comedy Night from 8-10 p.m.
Chamber Music Charleston and students of the Charleston Academy of Music will be at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul at 7:30 p.m. for a chamber music show to celebrate the Mozart in the South Festival.
Check out the Blackfoot Gypsies with the Mackie Boles Band playing at the Royal American at 9 p.m.
Chamber Music Charleston will continue their three-day event Mozart in the South with a mashup of classical, classic-rock, and everything in between in Marion Square from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bring the whole family—there’s even a Little Mozart Circus for the kids.
Throw on your running shoes for this year’s 9/11 Heroes 5K Run at the Charleston Fire and Police Department on Daniel Island. Proceeds benefit the Travis Manion Foundation and an award will be given to the most patriotic team.
Don’t miss the chance to create artwork with Lonnie Holley at the Farmer’s Market in Marion Square from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as he walks guests through his creative process.
After working with Lonnie Holley, head to the Halsey Institute for a gallery walkthrough of Holley’s exhibit “Something to Take My Place” guided by scholars and essayists from 2-3 p.m.
Some of Charleston’s best comedians are back for The Inferno Comedy Showcase: The Sequel beginning at 9 p.m. at Joe Pasta.
Join the Charleston Performing Arts Center for the Folly Jazz Festival Gala from 6-9 p.m. to raise money for this year’s Folly Jazz Fest. If you’re feeling fancy, the event is black tie optional.
Celebrate Charleston’s Hip Hop culture with Palmetto Brewing Co’s Mardi Gras Release Party at 6 p.m.
Charleston Beer Week starts today — Huzzah! Watch Craft Beer Kickball with your favorite brewery from 5:30-11 p.m. at the Joseph Riley Stadium for a booze-enhanced tournament. While the teams are filled up, there’s plenty of space for the sport of drinking
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Give your canine friend a chance to splash around the water park from 12-5 p.m. at Whirlin’ Waters at Wannamaker County Park for a Dog Day Afternoon.
Tie on your BBQ bib for the pitmaster John Lewis and Jester King Brewery mash-up at the Brew Cellar from 6-9. Get your fill of barbecue, beer, and sides all night.
Cypress Gardens will host the Blackwater Ukulele & Dulcimer Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to benefit Autism awareness.
Charleston Wine + Food 2016 Ticket Launch Party will be a fashion faux pas all-white after Labor Day brunch celebration. Break out your boat shoes and pearls for this boozy event from 11:30a.m.-2:30 p.m.