Charleston is the Best Tennis Town America (we swear — there was a trophy involved, we're pretty sure), and the Eastern (Washington Kastles against the NY Sportimes) and Western Conference (Orange County Breakers against the Sacramento Capitals) champs will battle it out in our backyard.
WHO: Top-notch tennis players
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3:30 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island
We’re already laughing at the brilliance of the concept: Watch footage from VHS tapes found at thrift shops and garage sales, with commentary from hosts from The Onion and Late Show with David Letterman.
WHO: All of America, with hosts Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher
WHEN: 10 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. in Charleston
We’re gonna lay it out for you: professional wrestling, geopolitics and raisin bread. That is all. You’ll have to figure out the rest for yourself. We’ll be right there with you.
WHO: Pure Theatre
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
WHERE: 477 King St. in Charleston
Mozart was a prodigy — he’d composed a book’s worth of (actually good) pieces by age 6, no joke. Bring your kids to the festival, and maybe it will be catching and you’ll have your own pint-sized composer.
WHO: Chamber Music Charleston
WHEN: Today through Sunday
WHERE: Multiple locations
This is the last weekend of Restaurant Week, but we can’t recommend this “restaurant” for lunch. For birdwatching, though, it’s 5-star. Vultures will be dining on “leftovers” and you get to see them in action.
WHO: The Center for Birds of Prey
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays (best time to watch is morning)
WHERE: 4872 Seewee Road in Awendaw
You've seen Step Off, right? What about Step Up? Tell me you've at least seen You Got Served. Not even Step Up 2, 3D or 4? Well, you have been missing out, and now's your chance to see it live and try it yourself.
WHO: Charleston Dance Alliance and DanceFX
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. in Charleston
Do you do work or do art? It can be a delicate balancing act, as Wayne White will show. He was one of the creators of Pee-wee’s Playhouse, so you know there’s some funny going on in that brain.
WHO: Greater Park Circle Film Society
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Olde North Charleston Picture House, 4820 Jenkins Ave.
Go ahead and figure out which is your good side. Now forget it, because with a silhouette it doesn’t matter. Of course these are kids’ silhouettes, and kids are adorable from any angle.
WHO: Clay Rice
WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mount Pleasant; 3-6 p.m. West Ashley
WHERE: Wonder Works
This exhibit has everything but the soldier. There’s an officer’s sword, a Sumter Guards uniform coat, a militia flag with bloodstains on it. That likely means it was used in battle, and that makes it creepy-cool.
WHO: Charleston Museum
WHEN: Opening Friday, on exhibit through June 3
WHERE: 360 Meeting St. in Charleston
The E.N.D (Electronic Never Dies) tour: It’s about love, expression and music (just in case 2012 is the end of civilization). Oh, and paint. It used to be Dayglow. Yes, dayglow. Don’t wear your nice going-out clothes.
WHO: Felix Cartal, Apollo V, DJ Fullhaus and DJ Candela
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: North Charleston Coliseum