It’s the first weekend in June, folks, and it only gets hotter from here. Take advantage of the beautiful weather while it’s not too oppressive and spend your time at some outdoor events this weekend. Or, if art and theater are more your speed, take the cultured route and attend more Spoleto/Piccolo events as the festivals continue. Regardless, we’ve got you covered.
Head to James Island County Park for Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series and dance the night away to the sounds of Da’ Gullah Rootz, or just relax and enjoy offerings from local food trucks.
Broad Street is the move for happy hour tonight. From 5 to 8 p.m., hit First Friday on Broad, where you can take in Gallery Row’s finest art and free refreshments offered by the galleries.
Lyndsey Moynihan Jazz Quintet puts on a jazz show in Allan Park as part of Piccolo. This free outdoor event begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Charleston Museum opens its doors after hours for Nighttime at the Museum. This ticketed event is part of Piccolo and includes dinner and a scavenger hunt.
John T. Edge discusses his new book, The Potlikker Papers, at Garden & Gun. The book explores social and political factors that lead to the South’s rich culinary heritage, and the talk isn’t one to miss.
Meyer Vogl Gallery hosts Bicoastal from 5 to 8 p.m., an exhibit including some prominent contemporary artists and their work.
Charles Lloyd and his jazz quartet are back at Spoleto, bringing their unique jazz fusion style to the audience at the Gaillard at 7 p.m.
The beer is seemingly endless, just like the comedy. The show runs from 8 to 10 and is free, so buy an extra brew with the money you’re saving on admission.
The Cistern hosts another Spoleto event under its picturesque oaks as Nashville-based Della Mae plays an Americana music set.
The always impressive Stelle Di Domani: Under the Lights is back this year as a part of Piccolo. Enjoy the performances of skillful CofC students as they portray a series of 10-minute plays at the Chapel Theatre.
Randy Noojin pays homage to late activist Pete Seeger. The show is at PURE Theater at 6 p.m., and the setting is one of Seeger’s benefit concerts as a tribute.
Improv group Bellevue hits Theatre 99 stage as a part of Piccolo Fringe to fabricate an entirely new episode of Seinfeld.
Wragg Square is a beautiful setting for the Piccolo Spoleto Fine Craft Show, which shows off various works of artists from around the country.
The Southern hosts the Heavy Metal Trunk Show featuring handmade works of Charleston-based metalsmiths.
Come out and support the Charleston Battery as they face off against Louisville at 2 p.m. It’s 93 Night, so tickets are only $9.30. If you needed another reason, beers are only $2.
If you didn’t pay enough attention in history class, this show might be for you. Piccolo Fringe production The Complete History of Charleston for Morons begins at 4 p.m. at Theatre 99.
Another one-man Piccolo show, The Biscuiteater features Jim Loucks who plays a small-town policeman. The show begins at 8 p.m. and is expected to be a masterpiece of excellent story telling.
Charleston bakery Saffron puts on their annual Jewish Coffeehouse, an event which showcases Jewish singer-songwriters from many genres. Admission is $10 and doesn’t include dessert, unfortunately.
Rock musical Tick, Tick… Boom! comes to Footlight Players Theatre as part of Piccolo. The show is about a New York composer struggling to make his mark, and begins at 8 p.m.
Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche continues its Piccolo run this weekend. The zany show about an annual quiche breakfast begins at 7 p.m. at Threshold Repertory Theatre.
Warehouse, along with High Wire Distilling, hosts the Negroni Social, an event filled with delicious eats and inventive cocktails from guest bartenders. The fun goes from 6 to 9 p.m. and proceeds benefit Palmetto Medical Initiative.
CofC theatre and dance collaborate for Stelle Di Domani: Between Us. This show is a series of duets and takes place at the Chapel Theatre at 7 p.m.
The Holy City Vintage Brunch Market is back at The Park Cafe, offering up a great opportunity for shopping and also for outdoor consumption of Bloody Marys and mimosas.
The Sullivan location of Mex 1’s Endless Summer Rum Launch Party goes from 7 to 10 p.m., with a showing of 1964’s The Endless Summer at 8. Endless Summer Rum is the star of the show, featured in the drink specials for the evening, and $1 from every drink goes towards the Warrior Surf Foundation.
The Jewish Choral Society of Charleston presents Visions of Jewish Music as a part of Piccolo. In this performance, beginning at 1 p.m., they sing both secular and religious Jewish songs.
The Charleston Stingrays face off against the Colorado Eagles at 7 p.m. in hopes of winning their fourth Kelly Cup Championship.
HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company hosts programs for adults with developmental disabilities, and this Piccolo season, they’re putting on A Heartfelt Look at Romeo and Juliet. Inclusion and respect are paramount to this company, and this production represents that well.