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Weekend Round-Up: Beam me up, Scotty

The best events in Charleston, Sept. 17-19

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To my fellow Jews fasting this Saturday for Yom Kippur, I feel ya. My stomach will be grumbling with the rest of you. For all you gentiles out there, enjoy your Saturday (and the rest of your weekend) at any of these events.

Speaking of Judaism, Shalom. In this case, I’m using the Hebrew words definition of “peace” to segue into telling you about the Charleston Peace One Day Festival on Sunday.

Aye, all you lads and lassies. Head on over to the Scottish Games and Highland Gathering at Boone Hall for some heavy athletics and some haggis (note: we cannot guarantee the haggis).

There’s two fun arty events this weekend. On Friday, we hear Redux is going to have “adult” sno cones (i.e. they’re spiked with alcohol) at their opening of Ice Storm (and there will be good ole fashioned sno cones too). On Saturday, you’re welcome at 80 Columbus St. (yes, it’s a private residence) for the Big and Small Incredible House Show.

The Charleston Miracle League will have plenty of family-friendly activities at their kickoff celebration. You can also stop by the ASAP and Block Party for visual art, dance, music, and more.

Austin’s Ghostland Observatory are playing a show at the Music Farm.

We’re not sure where the Carrotmob will be this weekend, but if you get in touch with them, make sure to Carrotmob your heart out.

Support the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Restoration Fund at Charleston 2 the Gulf. Other philanthropic events this weekend include a benefit kayak paddle, the Goodwill Undy 500, and the Journeymen of Charleston fundraiser.

Michael Pisaro will perform at Circular Congregational Church as part of a 10-year conspectus in Charleston and other South Carolina cities.

The guy that wrote that “olé, olé” song died this week. But you can shout “Olé!” in his honor at the Rolling of the Bulls.

St. John Catholic School hosts a fall yard sale.

The first round of the Charleston Comedy Fest’s stand-up competition takes place on Friday. The venue also has their Improv Jam and a performance by The Have Nots!

Gage Hall will host a performance by Phyllis Tanner-Frye.

This weekend in theater: Circle Mirror Transformation, Crimes of the Heart, Hairspray, The Philadelphia Story, Rustler’s Round-Up Radio Hour, and a Playfest 2010 performance of Scars, Bloodline, and Legend. Kids and their families can also see Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

PaisanoPalooza! Celebrate the restaurant’s one-year anniversary on Saturday with $1 slice and beers (and, you know, fun stuff like live music and a dunk tank).

Forgotten Founder, a documentary on Charles Pinckney, will have a free outdoor premiere at his eponymous historical site. Cold Soldiers will have a fundraising screening at the Footlight Players Theatre. Outdoor Movies at Mt. Pleasant Pier will feature Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. And the Park Circle Film Society has Dogtooth (warning: It’s a weird, but good, one).

Learn more about Morris Island on the North and South History Tour. Dr. Kyle Sinisi will present his lecture, “The Citadel and the War for Southern Independence.”

It's the last of the Reggae Nights.

The Green Fair is next weekend, but you can do some green good at the Beach and River Sweep.

And if you missed the free eye screenings at WCBD a month or so again, now’s your second chance.

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