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Weekend Roundup: Summertime and the livin' is humid

Events for the weekend of June 23-25

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As of this week, summer has officially arrived. The days only get shorter from there, so make the most of the sunlight while you’ve got it with some of these local events. Be sure to peruse our list of beer events popping off this weekend, too.

Friday

Time to beef up your collection of beach reads. The Charleston County Public Library hosts That Summer Book Sale, an all-day fundraiser for Friends of the Library.

It’s the second to last Party at the Point. Enjoy the live music (it’s reggae this week) and marina scenery before it’s too late.

Oh Folly Nights!, a musical about the summer of 1963 on Folly Beach, is playing at the Charleston Performing Arts Center. The breezy production begins at 8 p.m.

Rusty Bull Brewing in North Charleston hosts a loaded beer tasting, complete with food from Dashi, live music by the SuperNaturals, and cigar tastings in Southern Smoke Cigars’ mobile lounge.

Check out abstract art display Down and Dirty at The Southern. Charleston natives Kevin Earl Taylor and Ben Venom created the exhibit, and their zine, Valencia Gardens, is available for free.

Head to Freehouse Brewery for some Friday night beer tasting: for $5, you can try three of their organic offerings.

Saturday

The Royal American hosts Summer Shindig at 5 p.m. featuring live music, local food, and a beer truck out in the parking lot.

Described as Big Bang Theory meets Mad Men in musical form, I Got You Babe is playing at 34 West Theater all summer.

The sun is finally supposed to come out; enjoy the rays at the Charleston Farmers Market.

Head out to Brittlebank Park at 5 p.m. for some live reggae music and sweet views of the Ashley River at sunset. This concert is part of the Charleston Carifest.

The Pour House hosts a midday mini-music festival featuring The Joy Pilots and Honey Smoke Trio. The Soupstock event is free and will include a soup cook-off.

In honor of beloved librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd, the John L. Dart Library will be handing free books out to children all day as part of their A Moment of Silence... To Read event.

Go fishing in Colonial Lake this weekend. Adaptive Expeditions, Charleston’s Paralympic sports club, hosts the Chucktown Redfish Roundup tournament, with proceeds benefitting the organization.

Get educated on pollinators and what you can do to save them as part of National Pollinator Week. The presentation takes place at Medway Park and is followed by a lesson on planting a pollinator garden.

Sunday

Explore Bulls Island with Patrick McMillan and learn about the natural wildlife that lives around the area.

Pitt Street Pharmacy is celebrating 80 years of being a Mt. Pleasant establishment. The carnival will be complete with sno-cones, a bounce house, food trucks, and more.

Embark on a photo scavenger hunt beginning at Cooper River Brewing to see who can score the most points. Beer and food will be available after the hunt, and proceeds benefit the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and CSOL music scholarships.

Blue Pearl Farms hosts their annual Lowcountry Blueberry Jam and Blueberry Festival, featuring blueberry picking, live music, and plenty of local food.

Scarecrow takes a step in a new direction, hosting a family-style Sunday supper for the first time. For $48, you get the three-course dinner and specialty cocktails made with local Virgil Kane.


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