Winestock Music Festival

A hippie hula hoops at last year's inaugural Winestock Music Festival.

Billed as "Woodstock with a wine twist," the Winestock Music Festival will return for a second year. The event is all about embracing your inner hippie, so attendees are encouraged to dress in their hippie best and compete in the "Best Hippie" costume contest. Folks will be able to get their groove on to live music from Old You, One Kool Blow and The Dead 27's. There also will be entertainment for the little hippies. Dulce Truck, Lowcountry Creole, Rollin' South and Stono Cafe will be on-hand serving food while Firefly Vodka and Irvin-House Vineyards will be offering tasings ($6 to taste six of 24 flavors of Firefly spirits and $5 to taste five wines).

When: Noon-5 p.m. Saturday

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

Price: $5 for adults, free for kids

For more info: 559-6867 or

Summerville ROCKS

Download a map and try to track down all 48 hand-painted rocking chairs spread throughout downtown Summerville before they are sold to the highest bidder Saturday. Each chair will be auctioned live during a barbecue dinner with cash bar. The auction will benefit the Larry Barnfield Arts Scholarship and dinner proceeds will be divided up among local charities.

When: Chairs on display Thursday and Friday; barbecue and auction at 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd.

Price: $20 advance, $25 at the door, free to view the chairs around town

For more info: 860-3787 or

Battle for Birth Centers Food Truck Rodeo

Holy City Brewing and local food trucks are serving brews and bites at this special rodeo to raise funds and awareness for legislative action to support birth centers in South Carolina, including Charleston Birth Place. In keeping with the kid-friendly cause, there will be special activities for little ones. Brandon and The Archer, Honeysmoke and Let Me Fly will play live music and guests can bid on silent auction items or check out vendor tables.

When: 1-6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Holy City Brewing, 4155 Dorchester Road, North Charleston

Price: Donations accepted

For more info: 818-1123 or

Bark for Your Brew

Ahead of Sunday's game where the Charleston RiverDogs will square off against the Asheville Tourists, beer fans and their four-legged friends will be able to spend the afternoon sipping on beers at the annual Bark for Your Brew event. The dog-friendly pup party will feature more than 30 beers.

When: 3-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Joe Riley Park, 360 Fishburne St.

Price: $25

For more info: 577-DOGS (3647) or

Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival

Founded in 1977 by Gian Carlo Menotti, Christopher Keene and others as the American counterpart to Spoleto, Italy's annual Festival of Two Worlds, Spoleto Festival USA has firmly established itself as one of the world's major arts festivals. With an average attendance of 70,000-80,000 each year, Spoelto is an annual 17-day event that includes performances by renowned artists and emerging performers in disciplines including opera, theater and dance, and symphonic, choral, jazz and chamber music. Spoleto Festival USA produces its own operas, specializing in rarely performed masterpieces by well-known composers, American premieres and traditional works presented in new ways. Additionally, permanent festival fixtures include the Chamber Music Series, the Music in Time Series and the Wells Fargo Jazz Series. Spoleto closes with the all-day Wells Fargo Festival Finale featuring Charleston's own Shovels & Rope. Piccolo Spoleto, the official companion festival to Spoleto Festival USA, is operated by the city of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. Where Spoleto features artists and performers of national and international acclaim, Piccolo Spoleto highlights local and regional artists with more than 800 performances scattered throughout the city.

When: Through June 8

Where: Various locations

Price: Prices vary depending on event

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