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Weekend Round-Up: So long, tropical storm Andrea

The best events in Charleston June 7-9



So much for all the rain and flooding that tropical storm Andrea was going to dump on us. Though the weekend might still be dreary, don’t let the weather stop you from enjoying what Charleston has to offer this weekend.

Don’t miss out on the last weekend of Spoleto activities — the shows wrap up this weekend, with the Piccolo and Spoleto finales on Sunday.

King of Queens actor Kevin James will be performing standup comedy at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Step out of your comfort zone and try something new this weekend. Head to Park Circle for a contra dances happen for people of all ages at the Felix Davis Community Center.

If you'd like to see another kind of dance, check out the Carolina Burlesque Festival. Burlesque queens Dolly Dee, Selia d'Katzmeow Carmichael, Donna Denise, and more than 40 other performers from across the country will be performing and teaching workshops at the South of Broadway Theater Company Studios.

Arts aficionados can check out Maze: Paintings by Greg Hart, featuring neon portraiture in a maze-like setting. The Romance of Spoleto by Richard Johnson will feature oil paintings of ballerinas and musicians.

If you’re more into photography, Somewhere in the South: A Celebration of Southern Photographers is a viewing of selected works from Southern photographers including William Eggleston, William Christenberry, Jerry Siegel, Eliot Dudik, Kathleen Robbins, Richard Sexton, Anne Rowland, and Keliy Anderson-Staley.

Want to make Friday a family night? Take everyone to Nighttime at the Museum where families can explore the Charleston museum at night, meet living historians, and enjoy pizza and ice cream.

If swimming in a pool of jello is on your bucket list, cross it off this weekend and help raise funds for the Trident Literacy Association. They will have a big pool of jello for attendees to slide into at the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium.

Stay fit this weekend at the Floppin’ Flounder 5K starting at Sullivan’s Island Fish Fry Shack, and relax on the beach after crossing the finish line.

The Lowcountry Highrollers have a double header this weekend as the Highrollers All-Stars take on the Carolina Hurticanes, and the Lowcountry Highrollers Bruisin’ Betties take on the G’Force Roller Derby Club.

The Charleston Youth Ballet presents All in Rhyme, a story of a little girl who learns to love reading through Mother Goose.

The psychic medium John Edward will have a program featuring question and answer sessions and the opportunity to hear messages from the other side. Heads up: tickets are $150.

Take a fun day trip with the Morris Island Lighthouse Tour which will leave from the Folly Creek location by the Crosby’s Dock. The tour will go through the estuary, stop on a hammock island for lunch beneath the palmetto trees, and to the lighthouse.

This weekend is also Second Sunday on King Street. King Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic so that shops can display their products outdoors.

Finish up the weekend with the Wambaw Creek Kayak Tour, where you might see otter, deer, turkeys, kingfishers, herons, and hawks. The second part of the tour will take you to Hampton Plantation.

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