Since you will probably be buying a lot of tequila shots on Saturday, we've got tips to keep your cash the rest of the week.
MONDAY. OK, yes, the Brain Tumor Action Fair doesn't sound like the most cheerful of events, but it will have educational information, support services, and, most importantly, free massages.
TUESDAY. Whiskey Diablo and Reid Stone have shows.
WEDNESDAY. Electro-rock band Jimkata performs at the Pour House.
THURSDAY. Bret Lott will speak in Moncks Corner, while North Face brings mountain climber Mark Synnott to the Hippodrome for a talk. Bring the dog and the bike to the Yappy Hour at Lowcountry Harley-Davidson.
FRIDAY. The North Charleston Arts Festival opens today, which means nine whole days of free activities. Donations will be accepted at the free Sea Island Habitat Wine Tasting Benefit. Our top pick for this month's art walk is Everything Changes at Robert Lange Studios, which brings together 31 artists to create multiple works of the same composition. Also, did you know it's Star Wars Day? May the Fourth be with you? Get it?
SATURDAY. Where to go to down some margaritas on Cinco de Mayo? Try Molly Darcy's, Taco Mamacita, the Tattooed Moose, or Juanita Greenberg's in Mt. Pleasant. Or if you're feeling more Italian today, see Goodfellas on a big outdoor screen at Cinebarre's party. The year's cuddliest event, the Charleston Dog Show, takes over Marion Square. Did you think you missed the Blessing of the Fleet last weekend? Well, you're right and wrong. There's another on in McClellanville (plus the Lowcountry Shrimp Festival) today. Lowcountry Indie Shorts has a North Carolina vs. South Carolina focus.
SUNDAY. Mixson's Maker's Market is back. Try saying that three times fast.