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Weekend Round-Up: Wanna be a BALLEr

The best events in Charleston May 21-23

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There’s going to be a ton of BALLErs in town this weekend. Watch out for 'em, and be extra nice. They're checking out our local businesses.

Who says today’s youth is apathetic? The new volunteer group Society 1858, made up of young sponsors of the Gibbes, will host their public launch party at the museum on Friday night.

Hampton Park hosts a neighborhood yard sale on Saturday and Sunday. Think of all the money you’ll save by not having to drive around town searching for knickknacks. There’s also a street sale in North Chuck on Saturday if you’re more of a Park Circler.

Plant Swap. Kind of like Wife Swap, but not at all. Stop by Hampton Park on Saturday for some seedlings.

The Charleston RiverDogs will take on the Savannah Sand Gnats. Or be a spectator at the Container Maintenance Bocce Bash on Daniel Island. There’s also a Green and Lean 5K at Brittlebank Park.

Even if you don’t live there, or even anywhere near there, Oak Terrace Preserve in North Charleston is having their Super Terrificy Double Fantasticy Free for All Block Party on Saturday. Try saying that five times fast.

Biton is celebrating their third anniversary with a fashion show on Friday, with a DJ and hors d’oeuvres. Then there’s a Pilger trunk show at Monkees of Daniel Island on Saturday.

Say it ain’t so: The Assorted Rogues perform their last Charleston shows at Theatre 99 Friday and Saturday. You can also check out This is Chucktown afterward.

Treat your ears to the Seeds of Love Gospel Concert, Southcoast Symphony’s From Land to Sea, or the Say Darlin, Say concert.

The Greater Park Circle Film Society shows American Splendor on Saturday night. Fun fact: The guy that plays Harvey Pekar’s weird friend also stars as Frank in 30 Rock, the best show on television. The things you learn from IMDB.

Katie Crouch will sign copies of Men and Dogs at Blue Bicycle Books on Friday and Barnes & Noble (in West Ashley) on Sunday. Doesn’t she mean men are dogs?

Cory Oberndorfer, Redux’s current artist-in-residence, will hold a lecture at the space. Hear all about his sweet tooth on Saturday afternoon.

Do some good for goldendoodles at Bark Heard Round the World, an event that aims to educate the public on the horrors of mass dog breeding. Or do it at the Pet Helpers benefit at O’Brion’s.

Now that summer’s approaching, it’s time to start entertaining the kids. Give them a taste at Blackbeard’s Siege of Charleston Commemoration, or at Hawk Hurst story time at Blue Bicycle, or at TurtleFest on Edisto Beach, or, best of all, at Jump in the Park, a jump castle celebration at James Island County Park.

Get ARTrageous at Creative Spark Center for the Arts this weekend. Wear your nautical best to the Shipyard Shindig. On Saturday, proceeds from mat classes at Southeast Pilates will benefit Water Missions International. Or go Shaggin' on the Cooper Saturday night.

Haven’t you heard? The family that teas together stays together. Or stop by the Planter’s Party, a benefit for Simply Divine Garden, at Taco Boy on Sunday.

Just what exactly will the Conductor’s Choice be? Find out at the Jazz Artists of Charleston event on Saturday. Stop being cumbersome and go see Seven Mary Three at the Windjammer. The New Music Collective hosts Gene Coleman & Ensemble N_JP, who will play two shows in town this weekend. And there's always the Swell Season.

And you should definitely snag a ticket for at least one of the beer dinners that are being held as part of American Craft Beer Week. But please, remember to have a designated driver.

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