Bust out the Ugg boots, spice up those lattes, and hang up some fake yellow and orange leaf wreaths, it’s the first day of fall, y’all! Ok, ok, seriously, do not do any of that. Or, please, just do it in the privacy of your own home. Publicly, throw on some shorts and shades and enjoy these weekend hip happenings in our still very hot city:
Head to the Halsey at 5:30 p.m. for Building Bridges: Coming Together for a Collective Impact, a night filled with music, poetry, hors d’oeuvres, and networking.
Redux’s PBR art showcase features, you guessed it, plenty of PBR-inspired art, as well as free PBR and live music, all starting at 7 p.m.
Check out comedian, author, and late night talk show host Trevor Noah at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m.
It’s the last weekend to catch Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Dock Street Theatre downtown at 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Make the drive to Yonder Field for a drive-in movie with gates opening at 6:30 p.m.
Take your pooches to The Dog Wash downtown, a new dog washing boutique store, for their grand opening from 6-9 p.m.
Charleston Pride hosts one of their final events of the week at Taco Boy from 6-10 p.m.
PURE Theatre opens its 15th season with If I Forget, a family drama by Steven Levenson. You can catch it tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Charleston Pride Parade and Festival take place downtown with festivities starting at 9 a.m.
Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Riverfront Park from 9-11 a.m.
Charleston Museum’s natural history gallery celebrates its grand re-opening from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with interactive experiences, special presentations, and live animals.
The second annual Black Ink book festival kicks off at the Main Library downtown at 11:30 a.m.
Formerly Girls Rock, the Carolina Youth Action Project hosts a fundraiser concert at the Pour House from 1-4 p.m.
Run for the turtles at IOP County Park at 4 p.m. with the South Carolina Aquarium Turtle Trek.
Head to Theatre 99 for Nameless Numberhead featuring the Very Hypnotic Soul Band and the Petty Couch podcast at 10 p.m.
Flowertown Theater’s The Laramie Project, based on the true and horrendous murder of gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, WY, starts at 8 p.m.
The Charleston Horticultural Society hosts a pop-up at 8:30 a.m.
Wannamaker County Park hosts Bark in the Park from 12-4 p.m.
The Lowcountry Highrollers celebrate Pride Week with a bout featuring Rainbows vs. Unicorns from 5-8 p.m.
Whip up some vegan-friendly eats at the Johns Island In Season Vegan Uncook Class with Helen and Steve from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
It’s trivia Sunday at Ghost Monkey Brewing starting at 3 p.m.
Bkbeauty Bar teach the basics of makeup application from noon to 6 p.m.; learn about everything from sanitation to proper brows to high lighting and contouring.
Ease into your Monday with this Sunday evening healing sound bath and restorative yoga session at Mission Yoga starting at 6:30 p.m.
The fanciest flea market around, Celadon’s Sunday flea and farmers market has it all: marked down home furnishings, a ton of artisan vendors, food trucks, and free booze.
Tradesman Brewing says au revoir to their flagship James Island location with this Sunday send-off starting at 4 p.m.
Celebrate summer’s end with the Endless Summer Hootenanny at Warehouse from 6 to 10 p.m.; feast on a whole hog from Smoke BBQ, jam to music from DJ Natty Heavy and DJ Rehab, and guzzle libations galore from the Warehouse bar.