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Weekend Round-Up: Don't fret Friday the 13th

The best events in Charleston, April 13-15



Don't fret over Friday the 13th. There's so much good stuff going on in town that you'll completely forget that it's a supposedly spooky day. Like Movies in Marion Square, for example. This week is Thor. He'll protect you.

The Charleston International Film Festival continues through Saturday, wrapping up with an after-party and concert with the Drive-By Truckers.

Technically, Earth Day is April 22, but the city is hosting their celebration this weekend. Because really, isn't every day Earth Day?

The U.S.S. Laffey is returning to its home at Patriots Point in a weekend-long celebration.

Sideshow acts will take over the Royal American at the Carnival Revival.

Have you been sticking to Eat Local Month? Do some extra good by taking the Lowcountry Farm Tours on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands.

New Moon Pizzeria will serve special menus created by Charleston Collegiate students on Sunday.

Help support former CP contributing photographer Ben Gately Williams at Art on Wheels, an art auction to benefit his cross-country bike trip for SideWalk Chalk.

Speaking of SideWalk Chalk, they'll host the looniest race in all of Charleston, the Charleston Bed Race, on Sunday.

Like bikes? Like beer? Who doesn't? Enjoy both while benefiting the Police Unity Tour, Chapter 4.

Other benefits this weekend include some Relay for Life races, the Care for Corbin Leukemia Fundraiser, A Fairy Celebration, Spring Soiree: Shagging on the Water, the April in Paris Tea, In the Company of Horses, Mitch-A-Palooza, the Redneck Horseshoe Tournament, the ,Run for Adela 5K, and Oysters and Live Music for Veronica.

Professional soccer comes back to Charleston as the Battery play their first home game of the regular season.

You should take bets on who's gonna vomit at the Charleston Doughnut Race. Yeah, we're sadistic like that.

The 3 on 3 Long Form Improv Tournament Prelim Rounds continue its search for the funniest group in Charleston.

The Charleston International Festival of Choirs will highlight local and national groups, while Pops! at the Gaillard plays the music of John Williams. There's also a Brass Quintet concert and the CSO Mixed Ensemble will play chamber music.

Get tickets to local productions like Annie, Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, God of Carnage, Greater Tuna, The Wiz, Letters to Sala, and Stone Age Recreation.

Last week they had live action, and this week Park Circle shows the Academy Awards Shorts Animation selections.

Spring is almost here, so get going on that green thumb at Plantasia.

The dogs and cats will have their day at Pet Fest.

The Charleston Museum hosts a Spring Fling at the Dill Sanctuary.

Treat yourself to afternoon tea at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

It's not often that you can go to brunch and leave with a bottle of Bold & Spicy Bloody Mary Mix (if you trade them a bottle of other stuff). Check out the Trade-In and Trade-Up Brunch if this interests you. Meanwhile, Graze hosts a March of Dimes Benefit Brunch.

Freshfields Village has two big events: St. John's Fire Department Community Day and Blues by the Sea.

It's fun to break out of jail when it's not for realsies, as Entropy Arts has learned at their Jail Break event.

And local musicians will be covering all your favorite TV theme songs at the TV Land Undercover show at the Tin Roof. I hope someone tries out Daria or the Buffy the Vampire Slayer ones.

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