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Weekend Roundup: Cinco de Derby and then some this weekend

Events for the weekend of May 3-5


It's another big spring weekend Chucktown. Between big hat bourbon Saturday and Cinco de Drinko Sunday, there's plenty of fun to be had. If those holidays aren't your cup of tequila, that's OK. Here's everything else going down, from live music to comedy and art shows:


Check out funny person Iliza Shlesinger at the Charleston Music Hall starting at 7 p.m. as part of her Elder Millenial Tour.

The North Charleston Arts Fest continues through Sunday with a variety of events each day; check them all out here.

Today is the last day of the St. Philip's Church Tea Room — grab your okra soup before 2 p.m. 

Queen Street Playhouse puts on HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical starting at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. Read all about the production here.

Local artist Joseph P-NUT Johnson bridges the gap between poetry and painting in his new exhibit at Dog and Horse Fine Art, "Spreading Lowcountry Love." Check out our other picks for visual arts to see this weekend here.

Head to Royal for tunes from Florida Man, Riot Stares, and John Bias. Read our interview with Florida Man here.

Celebrate Rusty Bull's two year anniversary all weekend long starting Fri. at 5 p.m. They'll have live music, food trucks, and the Derby on TV tomorrow.

Party at the Point from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. with the Ol' 55s and Natty Grass.

The Lowcountry Blast & Boil takes places starting at 2 p.m. at the Summerville Country Club with a classic shrimp boil plus open beer and wine bar.

The City of Goose Creek's spring concert series begins today at 6 p.m.

SportsBook in NorthCharleston hosts a comedy night starting at 9 p.m.

Get your (quiet) groove on at the silent disco under the oaks in Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre starting at 7 p.m.

Don't miss the Terrace Theater's monthly screening of  The Rocky Horror Picture Show starting at 11:30 p.m.


Take a short trip to McClellanville for the 43rd annual Lowcountry Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Galactic Pub Crawl kicks off at 4 p.m. at Ink N Ivy and makes stops at Carolina Ale House, Mynt, Charleston Beer Works, Uptown Social, Big Gun Burger, and Burns Alley.

Stems & Skins hosts Nippitaty Gin for a special gin-themed cocktail pop-up starting at 4 p.m.

Check out the 5th annual Gullah Celebration at Freshfields with live music, vendors, and Gullah cuisine.

Get mad about brunch at the Grand Bohemian's Mad Hatter Brunch Party every Sat. starting at 11 a.m.

Celebrate a year of really tasty burgers with Jonny Poppers food truck at Low Tide starting at 1 p.m.

Let the beat drop on a boat — Bass Waves: EDM Boat Cruise leaves the harbor at 9 p.m.

The Mindful Market takes place at Royal American from noon to 6 p.m. with local makers, food and drink specials, and a DJ.

Fresh Future Farm hosts a Beginners Guide to Lowcountry Gardening and Landscaping lecture and book signing at the farm starting at 10 a.m.

As part of the N. Chs. arts festival, Live In Color 2 takes place at Purple Buffalo starting at 8 p.m. presented by Charleston Sticks Together.

The Pour House night market starts at 5 p.m. with more than 30 local vendors.

May the 4th Be with You at Frothy Beard starting at noon with this free community, family friendly event with kids' activities, mascot visits, a bounce house, pups up for adoption, and more.


Shop for your new spring wardrobe at the Thrifters + Drifters Market at Royal starting at 11 a.m.

Various locations in Park Circle host a pickin' crawl as part of the North Charleston Arts Fest starting at 11 a.m.

Interpol plays at the Music Hall starting at 8 p.m.

Bay Street Biergarten continues their Game of Thrones watch party series starting at 9 p.m.

Orvis is opening on King St. and to celebrate they're hosting an adoption event starting at 11 a.m. with the Charleston Animal Society. 

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