Well, it’s officially April. And it’s officially Bridge Run weekend. Between the runners and the tennis players at the Family Circle Cup, Charleston’s shaping up. For those of us who prefer to relax by sitting, there’s still a lot to do this weekend, from a triad of comedy shows to lots of live music. Kick back or strap into your fitness kicks and get ready.
Friday — Todd Barry, the third member of Flight of the Conchords is at Theatre 99, it may not be “Business Time,” but it is Comedy Time.
Get your folk on! The Loading Dock music series is back again tonight with Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends, McKenzie Eddy, and Cranford Hollow.
The Limeblue Gallery is hosting a reception for the premiere of Kristen Solecki’s new paintings. Mingle with the highbrow art community for the lowbrow price of $0.
Villainous comedian Anthony Jeselnik stops by the Charleston Music Hall tonight — you might die of laughter.
Artists Rachel Constantine, Alia El-Bermani, and Terry Stickland will face off at the Principle Gallery tonight, painting the same model from differing perspectives; it’s basically a Tri-Artist Tournament.
Need a break from the banjo? Umphrey’s McGee may be more your speed, catch them at the NCPAC.
Saturday — It’s time for the Bridge Run again. If you’re an intrepid soul, you might become the next viral internet meme. If you’re not a runner watch out for the traffic and the special events. Check out our round-up of food and drink specials in honor of the run.
The N-word. No one wants to talk about it, no one except W. Kamau Bell. Bell’s hilarious comedy tackles racism, political correctness, and even sexuality. Go educate yourselves.
They’re not Van Halen, but they are Runnin’ with the Devil. SUTSO, a haunting band led by Charleston son Justin Osborne, is performing at the Tin Roof.
Stop what you’re doing and go see Stop Light Observations at Music Farm.
Sunday — The Lowcountry Cajun Fest returns. For crawdaddies and Creole jams, head over to James Island County Park.
Cinebarre is hosting the Charleston Honey and Bee Exposition, which features a film screening, tastings, and kids’ activities all for free.
Catch the finals at the Family Circle Cup, minus the Williams sisters.
It’s the last day for the Fashion in Fiction exhibit at the Charleston Museum. Catch recreations of what Mr. Darcy and Daisy Buchanan would have worn before they’re gone.
Ever dreamed of being a true Southern Belle? Magnolia Plantation’s French Tea in the Lowcountry event is giving everyone an opportuni-tea to be a genteel Southerner.
Angle Oak Elementary needs new supplies, and everyone needs to eat. The Sea Island Food Truck Rodeo charity event accomplishes both.