Bikinis, crabs, and the Dude: It's the weekend round-up

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It's certain to be another hot weekend, so it's fitting enough that there are tons of hot events going on.

Check out the following events, and be sure to let us know about any we may have missed.


There are plenty of opportunities this weekend to explore your artisit side. At 6 p.m. Friday night, have a blast at the opening reception of the With.In art show at Innovative Interiors, where you can check out works from a variety of artists including Susan Gregaory, Betsey Carter, and Florenzo Berardozzi.

Mmmmmm...all-you-can-eat crabs... If you're a crab lover (the kind you eat, not the kind... Never mind), then head out to the St. James Annual Women's Conference Crab Crack at St. James Presbyterian Church from 7 to 10 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 and get you a whole lot of yummy crab.


The American Cancer Society Bark for Life kicks off on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (It's the doggie version of Relay for Life, if you're wondering.) Come out to James Island County Park for games, food, entertainment, and a one-mile walk to benefit the American Cancer Society.

From 12 to 4 p.m., enjoy some serious barbecue, blues, bikinis, and beer at Low Country Harley-Davidson's first Bikini Blues Bash. Munch on grub provided by Home Team BBQ, listen to some great blues by Skye Paige and the Original Recipe, win some raffle prizes, and even watch the Miss Low Country Harley-Davidson competition, which invovles--what for it...--a bikini contest.

This year's Carifest began on Thursday, but if you haven't made it out to enjoy the festivities, don't worry--it will continue through Saturday, June 18th. This Caribbean American Heritage Month celebration is set to end with a bang on Saturday with Carnival Day, the grand finale that takes place in Brittle Bank Park from 2 to 9 p.m. and features cultural dances, latin music, and more.

"I ain't afraid of no ghosts!"...and that's why I'm going to the Dead Time in the Jail ghost hunt tour starting at 11 p.m. on Saturday.


It's Father's Day, and that means that it's your perfect opportunity to spend time with Pops. Is Dad a huge film nut? Then bring him to an indie movie screening by Guerrilla Cinema at the Tin Roof.

Want to show Dad that he's "the Dude" you care about? Head over to Madra Rua Irish Pub for the 5th Annual 'Lowcountry Big Lebowski Celebration'. In addition to a screening of the classic cult movie, there will be a Big Lebowski costume contest, Big Lebowski trivia, a “ringer toss”, and white russian drink specials (the favorite drink of “The Dude”). Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character from the film. Prizes will be awarded to contest winners. The screening of the movie begins at 9 p.m.

All weekend long

Charleston's best book sale, That Summer Book Sale, began on Friday and continues through Sunday at the library's Main Branch (68 Calhoun Street). Head over from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on June 17th and 18th and from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on June 19th to stock up on bargain-priced books, CDs, and DVDs. Prices start at just one buck for paperbacks and $3 for hardbacks, and admission is free!

Of course, we weren't able to fit every single event into this one teensy-weensy post, so head over to our own event calendar and Charleston City Paper's weekend round-up for the full scoop.