Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone. We hope this inclement weather will pass over soon so that we can enjoy our extra day of fun. Rain or shine, Charleston still hosts plenty of events to keep spirits high throughout this hurricane season. We’ve kept Friday’s list light due to closures and cancellations (peep that list here) — please let us know if your event has been cancelled, too. 


Cory’s Grilled Cheese features metal music at 8 p.m. 

Check out an art opening for the Lighter Side from 6-8 p.m. at Mitchell Hill Gallery.

The Charleston Jazz Festival kicks off tonight and lasts all weekend. Listen to sweet tunes at North Charleston’s PAC every night at 6:30 p.m. 

Tonight’s loading dock series features tunes from Jump Castle Riot and Trapdoor Social, kicking off at 6 p.m.

The Charleston Comedy Festival preliminary rounds start tonight at 10 p.m. at Theatre 99.


Come experience the ultimate fusion of pop music and visual art by artist Deborah Sisco at Art Mecca of Charleston’s newest exhibition, which runs through September 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, and Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Charleston Theater, through Sept. 18, presents Becky Shaw, the comical yet powerful play that earned a spot as a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in drama. Saturdays, 8pm and Sundays 3pm.

Score discounted family fun at the South Carolina Aquarium who have teamed up with beautiful Magnolia Plantation and Gardens from the month of Sept. — $5 off both facilities, valid through the end of the month.

Come hungry to the Lowcountry Hog Fest behind the Lowcountry Harley-Davidson, where you can sample food from the barbecue competition, dance to live music and check out all sorts of custom cars and bikes. Of course, there’s a moustache contest as well. The event benefits MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and runs from 12-6pm.

Prepare to experience Big Brother through Woolfe Street Playhouse’s rendition of 1984 by George Orwell. Play runs Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 5pm through September 11.

Greater Charleston Lowcountry Jazz Festival runs for its 8th year, headlining artists including Brian Culbertson, Will Downing and Peabo Bryson. Includes events sponsored by Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc. Runs through Sept. 4, 6:30 pm.

Make it dinner and a show at Dueling Pianos with Jonathan Ansley and Dave D at FILL Restaurant and Piano Bar. This event is free to the public and will run at both 6:30 pm and 9:30pm.

If you’re into classic rock and powerpop, come out and support local group Hed Shop Boys who will be performing out on Folly Beach at Sand Dollar Social Club the night of Sept. 3rd. 21 and over.


Head to the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market at Pour House, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Come celebrate true Charleston dancing at Edisto Beach Music and Shag Fest, which will feature an array of shag musicians and even shagging competitions for the more seasoned dancers. Event is held at Edisto Beach at Bay Creek Park from 12-7 p.m. Kids are free.

For the 15th year, Lone Star Bluegrass & Country Music Fest will feature premier classic Carolina tunes and delicious barbeque. Located at Lone Star Barbecue and Mercantile in McClellanville. Three performances run from noon-4:15 pm.

The College of Charleston’s Department of Theater and Dance kicks off the school year with a retelling of Romeo and Juliet. In this interpretation, Fate is personified and Shakespeare’s iconic characters are toyed with like puppets. The show starts at 2 p.m.

Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live (which was originally scheduled for Fri. Sept. 2) will feature extreme circus tricks, including dirt bikes and a wide array of ATV and Nitro BMX dare devils. This globe-trotting show will feature at Joe Riley Park at 6 p.m.

Come out to The Commodore and dance the night away at the End of the Summer Party and Fundraiser. All proceeds go toward veterans through the Warrior Surf Foundation. Featuring DJ Louis Skye and DJ Flip from 6-11:45 p.m. Donations accepted.

Bring the whole family out to Folly Beach for the Labor Day Weekend Firework Show. Since the July 4 firework show was cancelled this past summer, these will be sure to fulfill any firework withdrawal. Lights start poppin’ at 9 p.m.

McCann’s Irish pub hosts a Traditional Irish Session, which teaches enthusiasts new tunes and how to play in a session the true Irish way. If you’re good enough, maybe you’ll get invited to join, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 
The Cocktail Club will offer half off all bottles of wine all night and half off punch bowls until midnight every Sunday from 5:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. through Dec. 18th.