Compared to recent weekends, this one seems a bit tame. We like to think of it as the calm before the Spoleto storm. But there's still plenty of stuff to do. Here are our top picks.
Broaden your cultural horizons at Greek Fest this Friday through Sunday. (Everyone on the City Paper paper staff can't wait to swarm the Greek Orthodox Church for lunch today!) There will be dancing, authentic music, and of course mouth-watering food like gyros and baklava. On Saturday, get a taste of Jamaica at the first concert of the Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series at Wannamaker County Park. De Lions of Jah are the featured act.
Sports fans: the RiverDogs take on the Tourists Friday and Saturday. Friday is red shirt night (wear a red shirt and get $1 off your ticket) and there will be fireworks after the game. Saturday is Salute the Slinky night — the first 1,000 fans through the gate will get a slinky. Plus there will be entertainment from the "Human Slinky." Intriguing. Also, the Stingrays have made it to the American Conference and they want your support. They've got games on Saturday and Monday.
The free Movie in Marion Square this Friday is Hellboy 2.
If you missed them at Charleston Comedy Festival (or if you saw them and loved them), check out Atlanta-based comedy troupe Einstein Meets Elvis on Friday at 10 p.m.
Saves the Day, Nightmare of You, and Alkaline Trio are playing the Music Farm Friday night. Kings of Leon are at the Coliseum Sunday! For something a bit more free, check out the Blues by the Sea event at Freshfields Village on Saturday.
Lastly, dog lovers, don't miss the Pizza Party Night at Three Dog Bakery on Saturday. D'allesandro's will have pizza for humans, while Three Dog will have pup pizza. Yum. Benefits a local animal rescue.