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Weekend Roundup: Let the games begin

Events for the weekend of August 5-7


Tonight is the night Charleston — the Olympics start! Eh, OK, we're not actually that excited about the international sports showdown, but we usually pair our sports watching with drinking, so there's that to look forward to. Speaking of drinking, you can always do that on a Charleston weekend. Oh, yeah, and listen to live music, catch a few plays, and peruse local farmers markets. 


Catch a showing of Dream Girls, The Revue, held at the Charleston Cabaret Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. 

The Charleston Night Market stays open late tonight through Sunday. 

Breathe is a one-man show presented by Brennen Reeves at Theatre 220, Simons Center for the Arts, at 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow.

It's First Fridays downtown, so check out all the art openings from 5-8 p.m. Check out new works like Nelson Grice's imaginative sculptures, on display at the Mary Martin Gallery, or Adam Hall's exhibition Untamed, a collection of wilderness paintings at Robert Lange Studios. 

The annual Gullah/Geechee Music and Movement festival kicks off tonight with a screening of Wilmington on Fire at Scott's Grand Banquet Hall from 6-9 p.m. 

Head to Deja Vu II from 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. for Punk n' Drag Returns: Sandinistas, Drunk Couples, Sex Wax, and host Leslie Lain. 

The Reggae Nights concert series is held from 8:30-11 p.m. tonight at James Island County Park. 

The RiverDogs take on the Greenville Drive tonight at 7:05 p.m. and tomorrow at 6:05 p.m. Play ball, dogs. 

Tonight's Palmetto Loading Dock series features tunes from The Danberrys and the give & the take, with Dashi serving up food, starting at 6 p.m. 


Get your suds and savasana on at Low Tide Brewing at 11 a.m. 

Head to City Gallery at 2 p.m. for a curator's talk from Ade Ofunniyin and Jody Berman on the gallery's current exhibition, Sixteen Crowns: Manifestations of Ase. 

Head to the Windjammer for the second day of Sol Slam, featuring performances from acts like The V-Tones, Dallas Baker and Friends, and Sol Driven Train. Proceeds from the show benefit the Lowcountry Food bank. 

The Charleston Music Hall presents Rocket Man: A Tribute to Sir Elton John with Tokyo Joe at 8 p.m. 

The Barrel celebrates two years from noon-11 p.m. with food trucks, live music, and a raffle. 

Loggerhead's hosts the fourth annual Surfers Healing FUNdraiser from noon-5 p.m. with live music, a silent auction, and more. 

Saturday is Gullah/Geechee reunion day at the Charleston Maritime Center from 12-7 p.m. Stop by to see drum circles, visual art exhibitions, and food prepared by Chef BJ Dennis. 

Charleston Pride Week kicks off with a roller derby double header at the Indoor Sports of the Lowcountry at 3 p.m. 

Check out Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South, a one-man show by E. Patrick Johnson, held at Emmett Robinson Theatre at 8 p.m. 


The Exchange Park Fairgrounds host the Low Country Summer Coin Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and yes it's exactly what it sounds like. 

Flowertown Theater presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, a musical romp through Ancient Rome, at 3 p.m. 

Celebrate Latin jazz on Kiawah with tunes from Charlton Singleton, Quiana Parler, and Gino Castillo at the East Beach Conference Center at 7:30 p.m. 

Catch a screening of Weeds, the 1987 prison comedy/musical/drama at Pulp Gallery at 8 p.m. 

Get downward on the deck at 10 a.m. then check out the Sunday Brunch farmers market at the Pour House from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. 

Head to Tabbuli at 11 a.m. for a drag brunch. 

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