When you plan your weekend, you can push yourself with a push-up challenge in Marion Square. You could also just relax and soak up the suds at the Charleston Beer Garden. Here's a look at this week's 5 Around Town.
CHARLESTON BEER GARDEN
Craft beer will be flowing at Brittlebank Park in Charleston Saturday. The Charleston Beer Garden returns with plenty of brews, food, music and games. You can sit back and sip some suds or compete in the Beer Olympics. You could also learn something at beer school classes. The Beer Garden is open from 12 to 8 pm. Tickets are $33 at the gate and that includes a Mug, 5 Beer Tickets, All Beer Olympics Games, All Beer School Classes, and access to the Homebrewers Village. A portion of the proceeds from this event benefit Pet Helpers. Go to
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SCULPTURE IN THE SOUTH SHOW & SALE
The annual Sculpture in the South show and sale is this weekend in Summerville. The event celebrates sculptors and their work, but also raises money for the city's Permanent Public Sculpture Program. Pay a visit to Azalea Square, near downtown Summerville to see the permanent displays, meet with sculptors, and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. The event is open Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $5 per day or $7 for the weekend. Students get in Free with an adult. Check out
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3RD ANNUAL PUSH-UP & UP CHALLENGE CHARLESTON
Think you can do a lot of push-ups? You can challenge yourself and others at the 3rd annual Push-Up & Up Challenge at Marion Square on Saturday. The MUSC-sponsored event challenges teams to raise money and complete the most push-ups in 30 minutes. School teams register from 9am-9:20am and compete from 9:20 to 9:40. The "Competitive" and "Open" team categories register from 10am-10:20am and compete from 10:30 to 11:00. Registration for the Competitive and Open events is $25. Money raised helps support Communities In Schools (CIS) in the Charleston area. You can participate in three different categories. Go to
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DISABILITY AWARENESS WALK & FESTIVAL
You can walk with a purpose this Saturday at the annual Disability Awareness Walk & Festival at Hampton Park in Charleston. The event promotes understanding and awareness and raises funds for Family Connection South Carolina. Registration starts at 9 am and the walk begins at 10 am. In addition to the walk, the festival includes activities for kids like a bounce castle, face painters, and pony rides. Check out the
STINGRAYS EQUIPMENT AND MERCHANDISE SALE
Hockey fans who want to hold on to a piece of this South Carolina Stingrays season can purchase team equipment and merchandise at the North Charleston Coliseum Saturday morning. New and used equipment will be sold on a first come, first-served basis from 9:30 am to 11:30 am under the Montague Terrace, outside the Coliseum's South Entrance. Jerseys, sticks, gloves, helmets, pads, and other equipment will be available for cash or check only. To see more about this event and everything Stingrays related, go to
SHAGGIN' ON THE COOPER
You can dance the night away under the Ravenel Bridge as Shaggin' on the Cooper is back Saturday night. You can shag at the Mount Pleasant Pier to the tunes of Local Motion Party Band. The gates open at 7:00 pm and the live music starts at 8:00 pm. Advance general admission to the party is $10 or you can pay $10 at the gate, but space is limited.
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OPEN COCKPIT SUNDAY AT PATRIOTS POINT
You will more access to exhibits than normal this Sunday at Patriots Point. For this once a month event, you have the chance to climb into the cockpit of some of the USS Yorktown's most popular planes. It's from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday. This is included with your regular admission. For more information, go to