This is yet another one of those famous Charleston weekend's where there's too much going on and not enough time to do it all, or space to devote to everything going on. So let's not tarry.
This month's Third Thursday event in downtown Summerville will be dedicated to a classic board game: Clue.
In an effort to familiarize folks with Summerville's stores and restaurants, a grand game of Clue will be played, with participants trying to solve the (very temporary) demise of Mayor Bill Collins, which will be the focus of the game.
In addition to some sleuthing, attendees will have an opportunity to check out four local musical performances and a chance to meet some representatives from Wounded Warriors, who will share their stories and take pictures with visitors.
Third Thursday runs 5-8 p.m. and takes place rain or shine. Go to www.summervilledream.org/March-Third-Thursday for more.
Taste of the Market
Still getting established on the monthly scene is a joint effort between City Market Hospitality Association and Charleston Culinary Tours called Taste of the Market, which takes place the third Thursday of every month.
From 6:30-8:30 p.m., the restaurants and stores on Market Street will be offering samples of food and hosting chef demonstrations, as well as live music, gift card raffles and more. Participating restaurants include Lowcountry Bistro, Noisy Oyster, Mad River, A.W. Shucks, Wild Wing Cafe, Tabbuli, Charleston Crab House, Sweet CeCe's Frozen Yogurt and Treats, Henry's, Burwell's Stone Fire Grill, Tommy Condon's, The Peanut Shop, Leaf and Molly Darcy's. And Holy City Brewing Co. will be selling $4 domestics and $5 craft beers
Tickets are $10, with children 10 and under getting in for free; a portion of the proceeds go to Hospitality Heroes. Ticketholders will receive happy-hour pricing from the participating restaurants for the rest of the evening, as well as discounts from the stores on Market Street.
Find out more at www.charlestonculinarytours.com/taste-of-the-market.
Shop and Stroll
On Friday, enjoy some local shopping at the monthly Shop and Stroll event in downtown Charleston from 5-8 p.m., an event that highlights a number of businesses in the Upper King Street area.
And while the stroll encompasses numerous shops, complete with complimentary wine, hors d'oeuvres, live music and more, one place you'll want to stop in is Art Mecca of Charleston, as they will be featuring a fashion trunk show.
Purposefully tied in with Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week, the trunk show will feature works by designers Mary Norton, Mackenzie King and Kelly Wenner.
Shop and Stroll is a free event. For more info on Upper King, call 303-1113 or go to www.littleworksofheart.typepad.com/upperkingcharleston. For more on Art Mecca, 427 King St., call 577-0607 or go to www.artmeccaofcharleston.com.
On Sunday, the community is invited to come together to celebrate the 26th annual KidsFair at Burke High School, 244 President St.
Presented by the Charleston Jewish Community Center in partnership with the city of Charleston and hosted by the Charleston County School District, the Charleston County Community Education Department, and the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, the family-friendly event will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and costs a nominal $1 per person for entrance.
Geared toward children ages 3-12, Burke High School and the surrounding grounds will be converted into a children's fair with more than 100 hands-on booths and activities sponsored by local businesses and nonprofit agencies. With exhibits that focus on the benefits of KidsHealth, KidsGoingGreen, KidSmart, KidSafe, KidsFood and KidPlay, there's sure to be a lot to see and do.
Adults will not be admitted without a child. For more information, call 568-4450.
Battle of Charleston
Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Road, on Johns Island will host the 10th annual Battle of Charleston, a Civil War re-enactment, this weekend.
The two-day event will take place Saturday and Sunday and will feature a re-enactment of the Battle of Bloody Bridge. Battles will take place at 2 p.m. each day.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. both days with activities going on throughout.
On Saturday, a Ladies Social will take place at 11 a.m. and a Cast Iron Skillet Cookoff will happen at 4:30 p.m. Prior to the cook-off, there will be a cooking demonstration by chef Jay Kees of Angel Oak Restaurant. A Period Ball will take place Saturday night.
On Sunday, there will be a Period Church Service at 11 a.m.
For a complete schedule of events throughout the weekend, go to www.battleofchas.com. Admission is $10, with children 5-12 getting in for $5; kids 4 and under get in free. Pets and coolers are not allowed.