If some of your best ’80s memories include singing along to “Karma Chameleon” and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya,” while making sure your wide-brimmed hat rested perfectly behind your high-rise bangs and above your shoulder-padded blazer, you’ll be thrilled to know that Culture Club, one of the biggest pop bands out of the UK in the 1980s, will be in town with the original line-up and Boy George at the helm. Synth-pop new wave band Book of Love also will perform as part of its 30th anniversary reunion tour.
when: 7:30 p.m. July 10
where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive
price: $45-$179; $5 cash-only parking
more info: 843-529-5000, www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/culture-club
We’ve arrived upon the Dog Days of Summer and while you’re not required to worship anything about the Dog Star of Canis Major, you may owe your furry friend some relief from the heat at this month’s Yappy Hour event. At the off-leash dog park at James Island County Park, music will be provided by Return of the MAC, performing multidecade and multigenre hits, beverages (adult and non-), will be available for purchase and the canines can stay cool while playing and swimming in the lake. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited.
when: 4-8 p.m. July 7
where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive
price: $2 general park admission; free for Gold Pass members
more info: 843-795-4386, www.ccprc.com/1181/Yappy-Hour
Cause a Scene, a Nashville-based “movement” that hosts intimate concerts in nontraditional locations, will partner up with Redux for its Charleston stop on its inaugural Coast to Coast Tour, featuring live music from neo-folk artist Joshua James and alternative artist, Timmy the Teeth, self-described as a “cowboy from the crypt,” both out of Utah.
when: 7 p.m. doors, 8-10 p.m. show July 9
where: Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St., downtown Charleston
Pulp Books and Gallery will present “The Amazing Comedy Wars” as part of its “Stir-Fry Live!” Saturday night series, featuring four teams of comedians in contention for glory with hilarity and havoc. Points will be awarded by character judges and the teams will face off in classic improvisational games, hosted by Henry Riggs, instructor with Theatre 99.
when: 10 p.m. July 9
where: Pulp, 535 King St., downtown Charleston
more info: 843-647-1282, www.stirfrylive.com
For the PG set
If you’re looking for something to entertain the kiddos, but also want to entertain yourself, check out one of the family movie screenings around town. Having young ones with you is a good excuse, in case you can’t admit that you’ve desperately been wanting to watch one of these films again.
The Wannamaker Park Movie Night will screen “Minions” (PG, 2015) on Saturday after sunset, around 8:15 p.m. This is an outdoor screening, so guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair. Pets are allowed but must remain leashed. Free with general park admission of $2 per person. North Charleston Wannamaker Park, 8888 University Blvd., 843-795-4386, www.ccprc.com/1667/Wannamaker-Movie-Night
The Summer Movie Express Series from Regal Cinemas will screen “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” (PG, 2015) and “Curious George” (G, 2006) at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Charles Towne Square Stadium (2401 Mall Drive, North Charleston, 844-462-7342) and at Palmetto Grande Stadium (1319 Theater Drive, Mount Pleasant, 844-462-7342), $1 admission, www.regmovies.com/movies/summer-movie-express
The Lowcountry Parent Family Film Series at the Terrace Theatre (1956 D Maybank Highway, James Island) will screen “The Indian in the Cupboard” (PG, 1995) at 11 a.m. Wednesday. $4 general admission; free for ages 10 years and younger. 843-762-4247, www.terracetheatre.com
The Starlight Cinema Series at Freshfields Village (165 Village Green Lane, Kiawah Island) will screen “Goosebumps” (PG, 2015) at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. This is an outdoor screening, so guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair. Free admission, 843-768-6491, www.freshfieldsvillage.com/events