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Weekend Round-Up: 'Cue Labor Day

The best events in Charleston, Sept. 2-4

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Labor Day typically marks the end of summer. Sad, I know. Actually, screw that, I’m ready for it to not be hot anymore. Though I will miss barbecues, and luckily the Piggly Wiggly BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival is like the be-all-end-all barbecue.

We are absolutely on the cusp of fall, if you couldn't tell by the cool temps of the last few nights, and there’s no better time to enjoy an art walk. Opening exhibits include 3’s A Charm, Bird’s Eye View, Dream Weaver, the Evgeny and Lydia Baranov Still Life Show, New Work by JB Boyd, New Age Nouveau, and Strength and Grace. Local Coffee Bar in West Ashley is also having a reception for Beauty in the Breakdown by Wade Reardon. And John Dunnan presents his book Retrospective.

Since many of us can’t afford to go to Barbados, it’s about time that Barbados Comes [Back] to Charleston. If you’re up for a drive, the Edisto Fish and Shag Fest could make for a good quick road trip. You can keep the shagging going at the Charleston Beach Music and Shag Festival. Or if the fishing part is more appealing, the Mt. Pleasant Pier has a tournament.

Olympic gold medalist volleyball player Kerri Walsh will be at the Windjammer for the Weekend with the Pros Volleyball Tournament and Juniors Clinic.

There aren’t many Moonlight Mixers left this year.

Boone’s hosts a raffle party. The grand prize: A foosball table.

Feel like a kid again, and help out kids, at Double Dutch and Dance.

Jamie Lin Snider opens her JLINSNIDER with a party on Friday.

Bingo Improv and Improv Riot will keep ‘em laughing at Theatre 99.

Chicago and Boys' Life have their opening weekends, and Antony and Cleopatra continues.

I think I have an idea what happens to Hitler in Surviving Hitler: A Love Story, which is playing at the Halsey. Just a guess. Meanwhile, the Greater Park Circle Film Society presents Daylight.

Saturday is International Vulture Awareness Day. Be aware, people. Be very aware.

Get jazzed for the Lowcountry Jazz Festival.

And you really know summer is over when baseball season ends. It’s your last chance to catch the Charleston RiverDogs until the spring.

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