Visit The Opera House or Measure a Moustache: All Bases are Covered in Charleston This Week

Laugh For A Lincoln – $5
WHERE Theatre 99
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Known as “Charleston’s Home For Improv Comedy,” Laugh For A Lincoln provides a hilarious three-act night for just five bucks a ticket. Seating is movie theater-style, so try to get there thirty minutes early so you and your party don’t get split up!
WHEN Wednesday, May 24

8th Annual Southeastern Beard & Moustache Championships – $10
WHERE Music Farm
WHY YOU SHOULD GO With over 15 categories, this annual competition will tell you where you stand in the world of facial hair while raising money for the Center for Women. Though the competition will be held on Saturday, the festivities begin on Friday with a pre-party at the Tattooed Moose, and end with a Brunch on Sunday at Holy City Brewing.
WHEN Friday May 26 through Sunday, May 28

Spoleto Festival – ticket prices vary
WHERE Festival@ various venues city-wide; Headquarters@ Middleton-Pinckney House
WHY YOU SHOULD GO To find everything performing arts, the Spoleto Festival (now in its 41st season) offers everything from opera, theater, and dance, along with chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music. First created to provide a forum of high art performance in the U.S. modeled after the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto Italy, it is still considered America’s premier festival for performing arts.
WHEN May 26 through June 11

RiverDogs Run Forest Run 5k– advance $30/ late $35
WHERE Joseph P. Riley Jr Park
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Get out and get some exercise while benefitting the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. Bring friends and family to participate in this event, presented by Fleet Feet Sports. The race finishes at the home plate, where the RiverDogs players and mascots will be waiting to meet the runners. Packet includes a t-shirt, a RiverDogs vs. Greenville Drive game ticket, and an after party with refreshments.
WHEN Saturday, May 27

Charleston Farmers Market – free admission
WHERE Marion Square
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Over 100 vendors selling their goods including food, art, crafted goods, and fresh produce, as well as offering activities, live music, and much more. Come to the heart of the Historic District in downtown to see one of Charleston’s most praised and treasured outdoor markets.
WHEN Saturday, May 27 (runs every Saturday until November 25)

photo by: Gigie Hall