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Weekend Round-Up: Freaky Friday

The best events in Charleston, Aug. 13-15

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It's Friday the 13th. Spooky. Not really. Here's what you should be doing this weekend:

I can’t believe summer’s already over. It sure doesn’t feel that way — not with 90-plus degree weather — but all the signs are there. For example, the Battery will play their final game of the season on Saturday night. Meanwhile, the city hosts its First Day Festival, giving kids one last chance at fun before they have to head back to school. Then there’s the Berkeley County Jamboree, which lets high school football teams in the area show off their skills before the season starts. Finally, and maybe saddest of all: the Bud Light Lime Bikini Bash holds its final round of competition.

So it might not quite be back-to-school shopping, but we’re sure you can find something useful at either the West Marine grand opening in Mt. Pleasant or at the 2011 Harley-Davidson Showcase. Both events are free.

Mix a little business and pleasure at the networking event Social Friday at Spark Charleston.

See Improv Smackdown!, Improv Riot, or This is Chucktown! at Theatre 99.

Blame it on the Bossa Bossa, or on Leah Suárez and Duda Lucena and their performance. O.A.R. also performs this weekend.

Theater fans can choose from Ginger: A Hansel & Gretel Tale, Shakespeare’s R and J, and my vote, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Paperdoll opens at Robert Lange Studios on Friday night, displaying works on the concept of the perfect man. As for the perfect woman, there is no lady as ideal as Julia Child; celebrate her life with a dinner at the Glass Onion.

For more alternative visuals, stop by the Outsiders Art Show on Friday or the Comic Strip Art Show on Saturday.

What’s the meaning of life? Billy Crystal knows, and you can find out when City Slickers screens at Outdoor Movies at the Mt. Pleasant Pier. Or stay inside and see Here and There.

Solve the mystery at Murder at Cafe Noir. But don’t be scared. It’s all pretend. Or is it? No, it is.

Catch a big ‘un at the Big Kahuna Fishing Tournament on the Folly Beach fishing pier.

Give the kids the most out of their dwindling free time at Because of B.R.A.Y.D.E.N Water Safety Day or Jump in the Park.

And I could really use a haircut. Like real bad. And I’m thinking I might get it done at Fix Salon Studio, which is offering trims in exchange for a $15 donation to Pethelpers. It would be killing two birds with one stone.

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