King of the slow dance

With hits from the 1980s and ’90s such as “Heaven” and “I Do It For You,” Bryan Adams made it nearly impossible to have a school dance without at least one of his slow-dance ballads on the play list. And while many of his songs, especially from the popular album “Reckless” in 1985, seem like throw-back tunes these days, the Canadian rocker is still performing all over the world and stirring up mushy feelings among concert goers. Outside his crooning, Adams also has achieved success as a photographer, capturing moving images of everyone from injured British veterans to his famous cohorts. Adams will perform at Family Circle Stadium this weekend.

When: Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Family Circle Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island

Price: $26-$81.50

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Two step at the Point

As the most serious heat of the year plops down and settles in for the summer like a tourist on the beach, Party at the Point’s Friday night concerts prepares to wrap up with a jamming bang. The Dave Matthews Tribute Band will perform this week at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. At $7 for admission, it’s a bargain but don’t forget to bring cash to get in and for drinks. The last concert is the series will be July 3 with the Dead 27s headlining the show.

When: Gates open at 5:30 p.m., concert starts around 6:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: $7

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Cornhole for a cause

When the bags fly Saturday at the Safelite Cornhole Tournament, 100 percent of the money raised will benefit Special Olympics. Thanks to sponsors, the tournament has no overhead, according to organizer Paula Stubblefield. Registration is $40 for a team of two and includes an appetizer buffet and play in at least three games. The winning team will take home $200 and a set of cornhole boards and bags, while the second place pair nets $100.

The event will benefit Special Olympics South Carolina Area Six, which includes Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. The money will help pay for athletes’ costs of competing, such as uniforms, equipment and travel expenses. Email Stubblefield at for registration forms.

When: 11 a.m. registration, games start at noon Saturday

Where: Southside 17 Bar and Grill, 4950 Centre Pointe Drive, North Charleston

Price: $40 per team, cash or check. Advanced payment not required but registration forms are due by Friday.

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Slippery situation

There are many ways to attract customers to a watering hole on any given night. There’s happy hour, trivia or live music. And then there’s jello wrestling. Starting tonight, Market Street Saloon, known for its bar-shimmying wait staff, will welcome women to grapple in kiddie pools filled with jello for cash.

Sponsored by Jack Daniel’s, the matches will run for eight weeks with cash prizes each week. Women can register in teams of two or four. Registration is $10 per team and the best time to register is 4-7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays at the saloon.

Jack Daniel’s will supply the jello and the booze for the tussles, with drink specials including $5 Jack Fire shots and $6 frozen Jack and cokes.

When: 11 p.m. Thursday

Where: 32-D N. Market St., Charleston

Price: $10 per team

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Comic conundrum

If you love comics, you may find yourself torn between West Ashley and Summerville, and DC and Marvel, on Saturday. The weekend offers two stellar opportunities to meet the talents behind beloved titles and hang out with fellow comic connoisseurs. But if you time it just right, you could make it to both shops with time to party with your comic-loving peers at the end of the night.

Hometown comic hero

Accomplished illustrator and Charleston area native Babs Tarr will celebrate the release of “Batgirl Vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside” with locals Saturday at a meet-and-greet at Captain’s Comics and Toys. While fans are welcome to bring their single issues for Tarr to sign, the folks at Captain’s ask that attendees don’t bring outside hardcover issue to the signing. Copies will be available for purchase at the store.

When: 1-6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Captain’s Comics and Toys, 1209 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Suite D

Price: Free to attend, hard cover editions of “Batgirl” are available for $24.

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A Marvel-ous affair

Up the road, Soundwave Music & Movies is hosting a day of comic delights with Marvelous Mini-Con. The all-day event will feature Marvel Comic writers and South Carolina natives Chris Sims and Chad Bowers, who penned the new “X-Men ‘92” series and the graphic novel “Down Set Fight.” Seven local artists will also be on hand creating sketches. The shop will offer a packed day, with special bundle sales, a cosplay costume contest and face painting for kids. An after party kicks off at 7 p.m. with local stand-up comedians, and karaoke after the laughs die down.

When: Starts at 10 a.m. Saturday

Where: Soundwave Music & Movies, 2139 N. Main St., Summerville

Price: Free to attend

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