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Charleston Weekend Events Aug. 8-10

Charleston, South Carolina

Friday August 8

Ted’s Butcherblock Dinner and Wine Tasting – Ted’s Butcherblock is offering a delicious southern dinner menu and wine tasting to raise money for their local charity partner, WINGS for Kids. Prepare yourself for smoked Memphis-style pork cheeks, braised Carolina iron clay peas with grilled fennel, and stewed collards with sweet pickled onions. For dessert, enjoy buttercream tart with local strawberries and strawberry walnut compote. If you’d rather dine on fish you can choose any of their fresh catches from the seafood case, but prices do vary on those selections. $20 for dinner, $5 donation for wine. 5-8pm dinner. 6-8pm wine tasting. Ted’s Butcherblock, 334 East Bay Street.

Improv Jam – It’s a fast-paced show that is going to keep the audience on it’s toes! Theater 99 hosts monthly improv jams featuring 6 or 7 of the company’s performers. Laughs are abundant and Theater 99 always stocks their snack bar with cheap beer and wine! $10 per person. 8pm. Theater 99, 280 meeting Street.

Saturday August 9

Hootie Homegrown Concert and Festival –  It’s that time of year again! The annual Homegrown Concert will be at the Family Circle Cup Stadium in Daniel Island all weekend long! Corey Smith will be joining the stage Friday, while Drivin N Cryin and Edwin McCain will accompany Saturday night. In addition to the two nights of concerts, there will be a Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 9. This all-day event including music and activities will be right outside the arena before the concert and will be free to the public. Don’t forget to pick up school supplies before the concert to drop off on your way in. All supplies will go to Charleston County School District. All day event. Prices vary. Family Circle Cup, 161 Seven Farms Dr, Daniel Island, SC

Rich Robinson with Hollis Brown and Prophet Omega – The Pour House will be serving up some classic rock with Rich Robinson, the founding member of The Black Crowes. Playing with him will be Hollis Brown, a young band from Queens, NYC who writes all their own stuff. They make rock n’ roll music that is “just as alive as it would’ve been in 1966” say SPIN. 8:30pm. $17 in advance / $20 at the door. The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy.

Mini-Wavefest – A conglomerate of artists, musicians and more are coming together this weekend for a fun, lively outdoor festival to benefit Lowcountry AIDS Services. Artists and musicians include Avi Jacobs, Jordan Igoe and Asheville’s Pierce Edens. Guests are allowed to bring their own beverages and food will be available for purchase. Even pups are allowed on leashes! $10 for all day entrance (with $1 going to Lowcountry AIDS Services). 6-10pm. Awendaw Green, 4879 Highway 17

Sunday August 9

Second Sunday On King – The second Sunday of each month King Street will be closed to vehicle traffic to celebrate Southern Sunday afternoons by welcoming everyone to stroll, shop, dine and enjoy Charleston at it’s finest. Free event. 1-5pm. Lower King Street.

EXTRA-Super Moon Rising – This is not an event but a natural occurrence in the sky that is worth seeing! The moon will become an extra-supermoon, apparently bigger and brighter than ever. The full moon that appears will be the largest and brightest of 2014. The moon will be as close to the Earth as it gets in it’s elliptical orbit around our planet. So make sure to find a friend with a boat, or head to a restaurant with a view for this once-a-year occurrence! The best time to view this supermoon will be right after sunset on Sunday evening.