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It's sure to be an epic weekend, with tons of activities and events for you to enjoy this Independence Day.
Check out the following highlights, and let us know about any awesome events we may have missed.
Get some artsy lovin' and American goodness in simultaneously at the "Americana" exhibit over at SCOOP Studios featuring work by pop artist John Stango. At 5 p.m. Friday night, kick it at the artist's reception and get a first look at Stango's vibrant work. If you can't make it out to the reception, don't worry! You can still check out the exhibition through July, Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., or by appointment.
For just $5, you can claim a seat and some popcorn to enjoy during the Greater Park Circle Film Society's screening of L'Illusionniste (The Illusionist). Trust me--if you're looking to impress a date that's a little on the indie-moviehouse-artsy side, take her or him to this movie. It starts at 7 p.m. on the dot at the Olde North Charleston Picture House (4820 Jenkins Ave.).
Summerville’s Red, White and Blue on the Green Festival begins at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Hutchinson Square. If you're looking for fun that's perfect for the whole family, you've found it. The festival will feature live music by Bad Moon Band, face-painting, a watermelon-eating contest, and much more. And if you can't make it out on Sunday, don't sweat it: The festival continues on July 4th with a 7 p.m. parade and fireworks after dusk.
This Sunday, as on all Sundays through August 14th, prepare yourself to drink some beer and gaze at pretty ladies in bikinis at the Bud Light Lime Bikini Bash at the Windjammer. For some reason, I think I got your attention with "beer" and "bikinis", so I'll stop there.
Monday, Independence Day
The RiverDogs kick off a seven-game homestand on July 4th with food, fun, celebrations, and, of course, fireworks. If you're looking for good, old-fashioned fun with America's favorite pasttime, look no further than the Joe Riley Stadium. Head out at 7 p.m. for a rockin' good time (and here's to hoping that the Dogs are victorious!).
If you're looking to celebrate the Fourth in total style, check out the Sizzling Southern Celebration from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at Wentworth Mansion. You'll get the chance to enjoy a live jazz soloist's enchanting music, yummy food, and Charleston's classic fireworks. Cost is $70 per person.
All weekend long
Love Johnny Cash? Who doesn't, right? Then be sure to check out "Red, White, and Cash", a musical tribute that's taking place at the Village Playhouse all weekend. Ticket costs are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $15 for kids 12 and under. Come out on Friday, July 1st, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 2nd, at 2 p.m.; or Sunday, July 3rd, at 5 p.m. For more info and/or to purchase tickets, call (843) 856-1579 or visit www.villageplayhouse.com.
Obviously, there's no way we could have fit every killer event and activity into this post. So, to get the full scoop, head over to our event calendar and Charleston City Paper's weekend round-up. And for Fourth of July events, don't forget to check out our overview as well as Charleston City Paper's round-up.