Celebrate the talents of Lowcountry youth in this week's 5 Around Town

Published: Jul. 17, 2014 at 2:44 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

Whether it's in the pool, at the court, or on the stage, this weekend's 5 Around Town has opportunities to celebrate the talents of Lowcountry youth.


The Coastal Carolina Aquatics Association is holding its annual championship swim meet, better known as "City Meet," runs Friday through Sunday. About 1,100 swimmers will compete in the three-day meet at the Goose Creek Community Pool at the Crowfield Golf and Country Club. The Coosaw Creek Crocodiles come in this year as three-time defending champions. Go to swimccaa.com for complete schedules.


Dozens of basketball teams will hit the court this weekend to compete in a touring basketball tournament making a stop in the Lowcountry. The DAE Foundation, founded by Burke High School and College of Charleston alum, Jermel President is hosting the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament this weekend at the North Charleston Coliseum. The family friendly event will feature basketball of all skill levels with action on the court from 8 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday. The event also includes food vendors, a cheer and dance clinic, and slam dunk and 3-point shooting contests. For more detailed tournament information, go to the Event website or the DAE Foundation website.


Young, female rockers have been practicing all week and are ready to jam. The musicians have been a part of the annual "Girls Rock Charleston" summer camp on James Island and will play a showcase Saturday. The girls will perform original songs at a 3 pm concert Saturday at the Sottile Theater. Everyone is invited to see the girls perform. Tickets are $10 and the doors open at 3:00 pm. Click here to find out more.


The Charleston Riverdogs will put a modern twist on one of the most well-known and most controversial baseball promotions of all-time this Saturday. The Riverdogs will recreate the "Disco Demolition Night" by inviting fans to bring their Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber items to the park to blow up following Saturday's game. Anyone who brings a Bieber or Cyrus item will get a $1 ticket. The event is also a nod to Riverdogs team president, Mike Veeck who was head of promotions for the original "Disco Demolition" at Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979. For more information on the promotion and tickets to the game, go to riverdogs.com. To understand more about the history of the original "Disco Demolition," check out this video.


Brides-to-be can get some good ideas and find vendors for their upcoming nuptials at the latest Charleston Bridal Show this weekend. The area's top wedding professionals will be on hand to help you plan the perfect day. It's Sunday at the Shriners Building in Mount Pleasant (176 Patriots Point Rd) from Noon to 5 pm. Admission is $10. Go to thecharlestonbridalshow.com for more information.


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 party band, The Sneakers. 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. Click here for more information.


Celebrate Caribbean food, culture and music at the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed on Meeting Street Saturday night. The inaugural Charleston Caribbean Jerk Festival runs from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. We have more details on this event here.

Copyright 2014 WCSC. All rights reserved.