It's that time again. Time to make those weekend plans. Lucky for you, we've got plenty of fun stuff to fill up your calendar with.
If you're in the mood for sports, the Charleston Battery will face the Carolina Railhawks tonight at Blackbaud Stadium. East Bleacher seats are only five bucks and after the game, there'll be fireworks (that is, if the rain doesn't stick around).
Or you could catch some live music. The Mill in North Charleston is having a big celebration blowout, Anniversary Weekender 2, with bands playing all weekend. The Cryptkeeper Five with Honah Lee plays Friday night and Hickry Hawkins with Bizarro Burlesque plays Saturday. What more can you ask for? Well, how about some kickass food and drink deals? They've got those all weekend long too.
Tonight's big show is legendary reggae group Toots and the Maytals, who'll play at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina over in Mt. Pleasant tonight. Proceeds from this concert will help provide after-school music and creative programs for young people, as well as the Boys and Girls Club of the Trident area.
If comedy is your way to find relief in this weather, head out to Theater 99. They've got a weekend schedule packed full of events. On Friday, the double bill starts with Improv Riot at 8 p.m. for $10. Then at 10 p.m, This Is Chucktown promises to showcase Charleston's best and funniest stand-up comedians. It's only eight bucks. Small price to pay for a chuckle or two. On Saturday, a new show, The Piñata, debuts. For $10, you get to laugh, and you might just get to whack the hell out of piñata. Sounds like a fun, stress-reliever to us.
Take the kids to frolic with the animals this weekend at the S.C. Aquarium. They've got a Penguin Planet exhibit, where they do daily feedings and educate the audience on how and why the penguins eat the way they do. The feedings are at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Feeling artsy? There's plenty of that to go around. On Sunday, Tristan gets into the party scene with Narcissism: an evening of art, fashion, and indulgence. Sounds interesting. Organizers say to expect ethereal and dreamlike artwork with a fashion show and a ballet. It's got a little bit of everything Tickets are $35 and cover hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. They'll be sold right up until showtime. If you're in the arts and antiques district on King Street this week, be sure to stop by Plum Elements. Their huge sale, which has markdowns from 40-60 percent on nearly everything in the store, ends Saturday. If you mention the City Paper and/or Seersuckers & Stilettos, they'll give you an additional 5 percent off. You can also go local with the Home Grown Gallery Show at City Gallery at Waterfront Park. The gallery is open Saturday from 12-5 p.m.
Make it a great weekend, or not. The choice is yours! Enjoy!