Friday May 9
Movies In Marion Square – Tonight’s showing? MONSTERS UNIVERSITY. As always, bring your own blankets and chairs, but refrain from lugging coolers or outside food and drink. Food vendors this week will include D’AL’s Pizza, Kickin’ Chicken, Roti Rolls, Cory’s Grilled Cheese, T&T’s Kettle Korn, King of Pops and Lowcountry Fun Foods. Beer and wine will be available for purchase too! Marion Square, corner of King and Calhoun. 6pm. Free!
National Public Gardens Day at Magnolia Plantation – The plantation is inviting all green thumbs and garden lovers to tour it’s gardens free of charge! With it being National Public Gardens Day, Magnolia Plantation wants to celebrate! Simply head to www.nationalpublicgardensday.org to print out a coupon and present it upon arrival to the plantation. Free admission does not include guided tours. Magnolia Plantation, 3550 Ashley River Road. 9am to close. Free!
Party at the Point – Tonight’s band? Dangermuffin with Seven Handle Circus. As always, bring cash for admission and for the bar! Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road. Gates open at 5:30pm. $7 admission.
Indie Rock with Jenny Lewis – Singer songwriter Jenny Lewis will showcase her music. Expect a stage, a piano and an amazing voice! Music Farm, 32 Ann Street. 9:00pm. $22 at the door.
Saturday May 10
44th Annual Charleston Greek Festival – Join the Charleston Greek community that celebrates culture and heritage through life, music, friendship and GOOD FOOD! This year’s festival includes Greek music, folk dance performances, cultural exhibits and shops, church tours and delicious Greek food – gyros, kebobs, mousaka and more! Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Race Street. 11am – 9pm. Adults $5, Students $3, Kids under 12 Free and Mothers on Sunday Free!
Mother’s Day Brunch Cooking Class – To all your children, young and old out there: Charleston Cooks! is offering a great Mother’s Day experience! Take Mom to a cooking class to learn how to make a delicious brunch you can enjoy in your own home! You’ll learn to make Croque Madame Breakfast Sandwiches, Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Stuffed Crepes with Champagne Beurre Blanc, Lemon Rosemary Scones with Candied Lemon and Blueberry Glaze, Strawberry and White Chocolate Sticky Buns, Whipped Vanilla Yogurt with Homemade Coconut Granola and Pineapple and lastly, Peach Bellini. Wow. Charleston Cooks!, 194 East Bay Street. 10am. $60 per person.
Wines of Germany Special Luncheon at Edmund’s Oast – Head to Edmund’s Oast, one of the upper Peninsula’s newest hot spots, is hosting a special wine tasting with Paul Grieco and Riesling expert Stuart Pigott. Edmund’s Oast, 1081 Morrison Drive. 4:30pm to 6:00pm. $100 for tickets, all inclusive.
Sunday May 11
Second Sunday on King Street – Second Sunday has arrived once more! On the second Sunday of each month, traffic on King Street is re-routed so the street becomes a lively pedestrian friendly atmosphere! Most of King Street’s locally owned shops and restaurants open up their doors to the public and all the restaurants move their tables out onto the street for some wonderful al-fresco dining! Go to the link provided for a free parking voucher. King Street. Free to the public!
Mother’s Day at the Aquarium – Moms and kids can enjoy a special day at the aquarium for Mother’s Day! Mom’s will be given free admission with a paying guest, and the aquarium will be hosting special interactive daily programs including the popular dive show. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. All day long.