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Weekend Roundup: Full steam ahead

Events for the weekend of Aug. 11-13

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Happy weekend, everyone. Lightning is expected, but don’t let the haters get you down. It’s still gonna be a great couple days with all of the events we have lined up.

Friday

Football season is kicking off, and the annual Sertoma Football Classic is back. The best high school players from the tri-county face off at Hagood Stadium.

Grab your sweetie and your dancin’ shoes and head out to Elite Dance for lessons.

Catch Cirque du Soleil OVO before it’s too late; it’s hatching tonight at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1:30 & 5 p.m.

5th Wall puts on Spring Awakening, a play about teenagers and how they’re dealing with puberty and newfound sexual desires.

For all the fashionistas out there, designer Lucy Aiken opens her collection Ciao Lucia at Hampden Clothing.

Hop on a cruise to Morris Island for a Lowcountry Boil and plenty of dolphin sightings.

Get your poetry fix at The Eclectic with The Unspoken Word.

Saturday

Get ready for next week’s solar eclipse with the Charleston parks department as they give a crash course on everything you need to know for the historic event.

Musical Miscast will feature iconic Broadway numbers originally sung by women but performed by men, and vice versa. The proceeds from the event benefit Charleston’s Alliance For Full Acceptance.

Head out to Wannamaker Park to see Beauty and the Beast just after sunset for this week’s installment of their movie nights.

Itinerant Literate Books pops up at The Brew Cellar, passing the Saturday by with Brews and Books.

Head to the Charleston Battery game for Jersey Night; if you’re one of the first 500 lucky fans sporting a jersey, you get free thundersticks.

If a firefighter-themed bar crawl alongside actual firefighters sounds like your idea of a good time, you’re in luck. It’ll hit everywhere from The Alley to Burn’s Alley, with plenty of games and drink specials in between.

The Charleston Performing Arts Center unveils their new junior theater program with a tour of the facilities and a dessert bar.

Sunday

The Windjammer’s iconic Budweiser Bikini Bash returns for its last time this summer, so don’t miss it.

Hit Second Sunday on King Street for plenty of strolling, sunshine, and dogspotting.

Bay Street Biergarten’s monthly brunch series blesses us with a Lady Gaga themed party this go-round.

Ecstatic Dance Charleston hosts this month’s dance at Reverb, encouraging you to get out of your head and get ecstatic.

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to Stevie Wonder with a concert full of his hits on Kiawah Island.

Get out on the water and help some local puppers with Coastal Expedition’s Folly Doggy Paddle. Bring in a big bag of dog or cat food for Pet Helpers and kayak or paddleboard for free.


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