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Weekend Roundup: Buckle up, it's Spoleto season

Events for the weekend of Fri. May 26-Sun. May 28

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It’s a big moment for art in the Holy City — Spoleto is now in full swing with shows all over town. Read our extensive preview coverage, and be on the lookout for show previews as the fest gets under way. Make sure you balance all the culture out with good food and beer this weekend.

Friday

LePrince Fine Art Gallery hosts a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m. celebrating the works of artists Mark Bailey, Ignat Ignatov, and Stephen Elliott Webb.

Piccolo Spoleto opens at 8 p.m. with Sunset Serenade, the gorgeous annual curtain raiser set in front of the US Custom House.

Enjoy the stylings of the Charlestones as they serenade the audience at St. John's Lutheran Church. The show begins at 7 p.m. and is part of Piccolo Spoleto.

Head to the brand new Redux location at 9 p.m. to see a variety show from Nameless Numberhead and friends.

Jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater continues her Spoleto stint, performing with her band in the Cistern at 9 p.m. Read our review of last night's performance.

Folly Beach Fishing Pier hosts Moonlight Mixer from 7-11 p.m., offering Charlestonians a chance to boogie under the stars

Stuckey & Murray take the Theatre 99 stage at 8:30 p.m. as part of the Piccolo Fringe series.

Stick around Theatre 99 for the next show at 10 p.m. Mark Vigeant hosts Let's Make a Website, a show in he builds a website according to audience suggestions.

Two Blokes hosts a tasting of some brews from 4 to 9 p.m. Bonus: 2 Nixons will be on the premises slinging some delicious yakitori and ramen.

Saturday

Check out Civil Rights-inspired art by Charles Williams. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The work of more than 80 artists will be displayed in Marion Square during the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition, running all day. The farmers market happening at the same time will ensure no one in the family gets hungry.

Make the trek out to Edisto for their annual Fish Fry. The delicious event goes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is put on by the local fire department.

The Run Forrest Run 5K is a great way to get those steps in this weekend and also help out the local children’s hospital. The race is from 4 to 6 p.m. and is followed by a RiverDogs game, tickets are included in your race entry fee.

The Music Farm hosts the Southeastern Beard & Mustache Championship, an event in which over 150 competitors get together to show off their impressive facial hair. It benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charleston and the Center for Women and is happening 7 to 11 p.m.

Set sail at 7 p.m. on a blues/booze cruise in the Charleston harbor, set to the stylings of Shrimp City Slim.

The Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra shows off their chops at the Charleston Music Hall. The show is free and begins at noon.

Head out to the US Custom House at 11 p.m. for the Midnight Pajama March. It’s probably the only time you’ll feel justified in wearing pajamas in downtown Charleston, so take advantage of the opportunity.

The Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul hosts the College of Charleston Concert Choir at noon.

Witness a 14 year old piano prodigy, Caleb Borick, perform at the Music Hall as part of Piccolo at 10:45 a.m.

Sunday

Hit PURE Theatre for Nepali folk music and stories by Dhrubesh Regmi and Ryan Shah, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

It’s the last Sunday of the month, so the time has come yet again for the Celadon Flea & Farmers Market. Going from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market promises fresh produce, food trucks, and free beer.

The Arrowhead Band performs at Fort Sumter at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Both shows aim to educate the audience on jazz history.

Charleston Kix hosts a bar crawl beginning at noon. It begins at Frothy Beard, hits several local breweries, and finally ends at 5:30 back at Frothy Beard.

See the talented Charleston Children’s Chorus perform a capella at Second Presbyterian Church at 1:30 p.m.

The Trey Clegg Singers from Atlanta bring their multicultural ensemble to Charleston for Piccolo. The show is at 5 p.m. at St. Philip’s Church.

The 17th Annual Romp in the Swamp is this weekend at Bowens Island Restaurant at 4 p.m., featuring Smoky Weiner and the Hot Links. Come for the seafood, stay for the bluesy swing music.

Porto Seguro offers a musical trip to Brazil with their rhythmic bossa nova style. The show is at 4 p.m. as part of Piccolo.

The North Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for all those who didn’t get enough veggies at downtown’s Saturday market.




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