Are we still riding the trend wave of catching Pokemon? We know how quickly things change these days … but hey, if you are in fact snagging levels or whatever it is you crazy kids do, you might as well take in all the city has to offer while doing so. Read on for the weekend’s best events, from live music to comedy to farmers markets.


Laugh out loud at The Sparrow’s Comedy for a Cause: Halloween in July Extravaganza. Throw on a costume and head over at 9 p.m. to hear some jokes and support those affected by the shooting at Pulse in Orlando. Tickets are $8.

Come pop some bubbles and get ready for the premiere of Absolutely Famous at this wine tasting at Terrace Theater with Breakthru Beverage. Festivities begin at 6 p.m.

Legendary musical duo Faun Fables will give a performance full of vocals, flute, percussion and more from 7 to 11 p.m. at Tua Lingua. The show is free, but a $10 donation is suggested.

Satisfy your sweet tooth and support a good cause at the Haägen-Dazs Fundraiser benefitting Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides all-expenses- paid, five-day journeys to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses.

Who’s Bad? The King of Pop, that’s who. Get your groove on 11 p.m. at The Windjammer with this Michael Jackson tribute. Tickets are $15, and, in case you miss it, the show will repeat Saturday night.


Join The Cedar Room for a 75-minute guided yoga practice led by Urban Flow Yoga’s Megan Gray with music by Buckley Willis. Bring your own yoga mat, towel, and water bottle for a relaxed Saturday morning. The session begins at 9 a.m. and is a steal at $10.

Everyone can enjoy great bargains, good books and a chance to support the library system from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Johns Island regional library.

Head over to Lourie Theater at 7 p.m. for a taste of Las Vegas with Ray Fischer’s The Vegas Shows. Admission is $22.50 and includes beer and wine to ensure a good time.

Digable Planets and Camp Lo join forces to give an incredible hip-hop performance at the Music Farm. Tickets are $25 for the 9 p.m. show.

Hanahan Amphitheater will pump up the jams starting at 3 p.m. with the Palmetto Music Festival featuring The Lacs with Redneck Souljers, Demun Jones, Lenny Cooper, and Brady Smith. Tickets go for $25 to $45.

One hundred and fifty thousand ladybugs will be launched skyward at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens during the 3rd Annual Ladybug Release. Rock a creative costume and enjoy fun activities like face painting and storytelling from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $15 (or free for kids under six) for this unique, nature-focused event.

Authors Harper Sloan, Felicia Lynn, K.M. Scott, K.C. Lynn, Aly Martinez, Kindle Alexander, Chelsea Camaron and L.P. Dover, along with over sixty other authors from all around the US will gather at the Charleston Marriott for an epic book signing beginning at 10 a.m. Stop by to check out your favorites.

With the help of local artist and puppeteer Christy Pleasant at the Charleston Museum, kids can create sock puppets with Antebellum, Civil War or pre-Victorian 19th Century style clothing at the Hands on History Workshop. The two-hour workshop begins at 10 a.m., and tickets are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

Dance your way over to Holy City Salsa Dance Studio at 1 p.m. for Flamenco & Fiesta, an introductory flamenco lesson with tapas, sangria and music. Tickets are $40 to $50.

For a more adult puppet show, go to Theatre 99 for Late Night Puppet Cabaret, featuring puppet stand-up, improve, and even striptease. Tickets are only $5.


If you’re looking for a way to spice up your Sunday afternoon, head over to SOL for National Tequila Day for cocktail and brunch specials. Whether you knock ’em back or slowly sip a Bloody Maria, this brunch will make you say ¡Arriba!

Come rock out to your favorite Black Sabbath hits at the WarPigs! Dinner and a Show. White/Bogan Duo with Jordan Igoe will perform a tribute to Black Sabbath at the Music Farm at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $95 to $110.

If you’re still bummed you missed your chance to join the debate team in high school, this event is for you. Come to the Charleston County Public Library at 2:15 p.m. to listen to a Lutheran and a Mormon debate the nature of God.

For car lovers, racing enthusiasts, and movie buffs, PULP will hold a screening of Vanishing Point, a classic car chase movie starring Barry Newman and Cleavon Little. Showtime is 8 p.m., and a $5 donation is suggested.