Things to Do Saturday, May 24, 2014

Betsy Horne plays Kat'a with her lover Boris, portrayed by Rolando Sanz during dress rehearsal for Kat'a Kabanova at the Sottile Theatre Wednesday May 21, 2014. Grace Beahm/Staff

What: This two-day clinic for beginning surfers will cover the basics of technique, safety, etiquette and more.

When: 9-11 a.m. May 24

Where: Folly Beach Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, 800 E. Ashley Ave.

Price: $150

More Info: www.solsurfers.net

What: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church hosts an artisan craft boutique with handmade gift and decor items.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 24

Where: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 405 King St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 579-0420 or www.charlestonteatime.org

What: This yoga session is part of the 50 Friends campaign to benefit the Charleston Center for addiction treatment and recovery.

When: 10 a.m. May 24

Where: Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston

Price: $10

More Info: 743-9989 or www.charlestoncounty.org

What: Charleston County waterparks begin normal operating hours starting Memorial Day weekend.

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily

Where: Splash Island, 444 Needlerush Parkway, Mount Pleasant; Splash Zone, 871 Riverland Drive, James Island; Whirlin' Waters, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston

Price: $4-20

More Info: 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com

What: This family-friendly festival will feature a kids' art contest, live entertainment, free food, jump castles and more.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 24

Where: James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road

Price: Free

More Info: 795-4141 or www.jamesislandsc.us

What: This twice-daily concert series features 11 programs performed by the festival's roster of artists.

When: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 24

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St., downtown Charleston

Price: $15+

More Info: 722-2764 or www.spoletousa.org

What: The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort will offer special Memorial Day weekend events, buffets and more.

When: 11 a.m. May 24

Where: The Sanctuary, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island

Price: Various

More Info: 768-6253 or www.kiawahresort.com/events

What: Irvin~House will offer live music, local food vendors, wine and liquor tastings and more.

When: Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays

Where: Irvin~House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island

Price: Free

More Info: 559-6867 or www.irvinhousevineyards.com

What: Triangle Char and Bar and Steel City Pizza Co. will host a party with live music, refreshments, adoptable animals and more to benefit Charleston Animal Society.

When: Noon May 24

Where: Triangle Char & Bar and Steel City Pizza, 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: Free

More Info: 606-2900

What: The Wine Shop celebrates its 19th anniversary with live music, wine tastings, discounts and more.

When: Noon-6 p.m. May 24

Where: The Wine Shop of Charleston, 3 Lockwood Drive, downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 577-3881 or www.thewineshopofcharleston.com

What: Australian acrobatic company Gravity and Other Myths will lead a tumbling workshop for beginners and advanced tumblers.

When: Noon-2:30 p.m. May 24

Where: Aerial Fit, 1045 Fifth Ave., Charleston

Price: $40

More Info: 225-5601 or www.aerialfit.com/news/workshops

What: Costumed historians will demonstrate Colonial-era cooking techniques and recipes.

When: 1-4 p.m. May 24

Where: Powder Magazine, 79 Cumberland St., downtown Charleston

Price: $5 adults, $2 students

More Info: 722-9350 or www.powdermag.org

What: A concert festival featuring The Avett Brothers, Stop Light Observations, The Luke Cunningham Band, Atlas Road Crew, Uncle Mingo, Tyler Boone Band and more.

When: 1 p.m. May 24

Where: Charleston Tea Plantation, 6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island

Price: $45

More Info: 559-0383 or www.ticketfly.com

What: A musical history of Charleston from Gullah to Gershwin. Part of Piccolo Spoleto.

When: 2 p.m. May 24

Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $28 adults, $26 seniors, $16 students

More Info: 270-4903 or www.soundofcharleston.com

What: This contemporary ballet company presents a diverse repertoire of adventuresome choreography.

When: 3 p.m. May 24

Where: TD Arena, College of Charleston, 301 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $20+

More Info: 722-2764 or www.spoletousa.org

What: A Kansas girl finds unexpected romance while living the New York high life of the 1920s in "Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr." presented by the Musical Theater Center's Senior Company.

When: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 24

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., downtown Charleston

Price: $20 adults, $15 students

More Info: 216-6671 or www.once-upon-a-ballet.com

What: A retelling of the classic story based on traditional French fairytales in "The Lost Adventures of Puss-in-Boots," presented by Storytree Theatre. Part of Piccolo Spoleto.

When: 3 p.m. May 24

Where: The Footlight Players, 20 Queen St., downtown Charleston

Price: $15 adults, $10 kids

More Info: 866-811-4111 or www.piccolospoleto.com

What: A young man investigating his wealthy guardian's death falls in love with a widow who may also be a murderer in Daphne du Maurier's play, presented by Gate Theatre of Dublin.

When: 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 24

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St., downtown Charleston

Price: $35+

More Info: 722-2764 or www.spoletousa.org

What: A musical duet of Southern belles with innocent melodies wickedly comedic lyrics. Part of Piccolo Fringe.

When: 4 p.m. May 24

Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $16

More Info: 853-6687 or www.theatre99.com

What: Two of composer John Luther Adams' recent works, "Four Thousand Holes" and "The Light Within," are featured at this Music in Time series event.

When: 5 p.m. May 24

Where: Albert Simons Center for the Arts, College of Charleston, 54 St. Philip St., downtown Charleston

Price: $27+

More Info: 722-2764 or www.spoletousa.org

What: The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir presents a special musical tribute to the life and legacy of Sadie Green Oglesby, a local African-American television pioneer.

When: 5 p.m. May 24

Where: Mother Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun St., downtown Charleston

Price: $21 adults, $11 seniors and students

More Info: 866-811-4111 or www.csogospel.com

What: A tour of Charleston's historic pubs and taverns.

When: 5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Where: Washington Square Park, 78 Broad St., downtown Charleston

Price: $20

More Info: 442-7299 or www.charlestonpiratetour.com

What: This fundraiser festival with live music, refreshments and more will benefit Share Our Suzy for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

When: 6 p.m. May 24

Where: Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd.

Price: $35 advance, $50 at the door

More Info: www.shareoursuzy.org

What: Freshfields Village will host a free concert series featuring live jazz, beach music, contemporary country and more.

When: 6-9 p.m. May 24

Where: Freshfields Village Green, 149 Village Green Lane, Johns Island

Price: Free

More Info: 768-6491 or www.freshfieldsvillage.com

What: A whirlwind comic lesson in 300 years of history crammed into 60 minutes. Part of Piccolo Fringe.

When: 6 p.m. May 24

Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $16

More Info: 853-6687 or www.theatre99.com

What: Part of a national Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration, Fort Moultrie presents a series of historical programs, memorial ceremonies and more.

When: 6:30 p.m. May 24

Where: Fort Moultrie, 1214 Middle St., Sullivan's Island

Price: Free

More Info: 883-3123 or www.nps.gov/fosu/parknews/reverberationspr.htm

What: These harbor cruises will feature live local blues music. Part of Piccolo Spoleto.

When: 7-9 p.m. May 24

Where: Carolina Queen, City Harbor, 17 Lockwood Blvd., downtown Charleston

Price: $26 adults, $23 students and seniors

More Info: 866-811-4111 or www.charlestonharbortours.com

What: The Southeastern Beard and Moustache Championships will benefit Low Country Women With Wings for ovarian cancer screening and support.

When: 7 p.m. May 24

Where: The Music Farm, 32 Ann St., downtown Charleston

Price: $10

More Info: www.holycitybeards.wordpress.com

What: A young woman stranded along the rural Volga River between a cowardly husband and overbearing mother-in-law searches for freedom in the arms of another man in this Czech opera by composer Leos Janacek.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 24

Where: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St., downtown Charleston

Price: $20+

More Info: 722-2764 or www.spoletousa.org

What: The celebrity stars of a fantasy film series are held hostage by a fan after announcing their real-life breakup in this comedy. Part of Piccolo Spoleto.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 24

Where: Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 Society St., downtown Charleston

Price: $20 adults, $15 students

More Info: 412-8082 or www.whatifproductions.org

What: A one-woman comedy account of the life of the reclusive author of Gone With the Wind in "Mrs. John Marsh: The World Knew Her as Margaret Mitchell." Part of Piccolo Spoleto.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 24

Where: Theatre 220, Simons Center for the Arts, College of Charleston, 54 St. Philip St., downtown Charleston

Price: $20 general, $17 seniors and students

More Info: 866-811-4111 or www.piccolospoleto.com

What: A mash-up sketch comedy and musical featuring songs from the 50s and 60s, presented by 34 West Theater Company.

When: 8 p.m. May 24

Where: 34 West Theater Co., 200 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $25

More Info: 901-9343 or www.34west.org

What: Australian acrobatic ensemble Gravity & Other Myths will perform a collection of circus works and feats of physicality with live musical accompaniment.

When: 8 p.m. May 24

Where: Emmett Robinson Theatre, College of Charleston, 54 St. Philip St., downtown Charleston

Price: $37+

More Info: 722-2764 or www.spoletousa.org

What: A swashbuckling stage version of the Alexandre Dumas classic, presented by The Flowertown Players.

When: 8 p.m. May 24

Where: The Flowertown Players, 133 S. Main St., Summerville

Price: $25 adults, $22 seniors, $20 students

More Info: 875-9251 or www.flowertownplayers.org/musketeers

What: This jazz vocalist was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition.

When: 9 p.m. May 24

Where: The Cistern Yard, College of Charleston, 66 George St., downtown Charleston

Price: $30+

More Info: 722-2764 or www.spoletousa.org

What: Charleston's all-female improv comedy group presents a mash-up talk show and long-form improv show. Part of Piccolo Fringe.

When: 9:30 p.m. May 24

Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $16

More Info: 853-6687 or www.theatre99.com