My Charleston Weekend: June 27-July 3

Cyndi Lauper will perform at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Wednesday.

Cyndi Lauper

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of her iconic debut album, “She’s So Unusual,” Cyndi Lauper still just wants to have fun. The album, which spawned four Top 5 hits on the Billboard 100 (“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop” and “All Through the Night”), will be performed in its entirety as part of the show. Fresh off a win for Best Score at the Tony Awards (Lauper made history by becoming the first woman to win best score), she continues to add to her tally of more than 50 awards. Joining Lauper on her She’s So Unusual Tour is Hunter Valentine, an alt-rock girl band.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $37.50-$65

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Party at the Point

Charleston resident and “American Idol” finalist Elise Testone will take the stage at this week’s Party at the Point. Dubbed Charleston’s “premier happy hour concert series,” the event will feature a full cash bar and drink specials, including $2 draft beers while it lasts. Originally planned as the finale (a rescheduled event on July 5 will feature Stop Light Observations with Fowler’s Mustache), Vanity Salon Style Bus, a mobile beauty salon, will be set up offering hair styling, make-up, body art and more.

When: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday

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

Price: $15

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Festival in the Park

Put on in coordination between the town of Moncks Corner and the Berkeley County Family YMCA, the 31st annual Festival in the Park will feature food, artists, crafters, music and other entertainment, and jump castles. The event will close at dusk with a fireworks display.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner

Price: $1; kids ages 10 and under get in free

For more info: 761-9622

Red, White and Blue on the Green

Summerville DREAM (Downtown Restoration, Enhancement and Management) is getting a jump start on celebrating Independence Day. With live music, games, crafts, jump castles and food vendors, there will be something for everyone at this family-friendly event. Returning this year will be the Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty Costume Contest and the nonmotorized parade. Bring your decorated bike, trike, stroller, wagon and pet to parade around the square; prizes will be given for most patriotic, best pet and best overall. New this year will be a classic car show on Doty Avenue.

When: 5-8 p.m. Sunday

Where: Hutchinson Square, downtown Summerville

Price: Free

For more info: or 821-7260

Pre-Independence Day Fireworks Shows

Since the RiverDogs will be on the road July 4, they’re celebrating early with not one, but two nights of postgame fireworks. Tuesday’s game will feature healthy menu items and lifestyle tips in coordination with MUSC Wellness. Tuesday also marks Two-for-$20 Date Night, where a pair can get two tickets, two slices of pizza, two sodas and one popcorn for $20. Wednesday will serve as the true Independence Day celebration, with seniors (65 and older) getting a free hot dog, soda and bag of chips before 7 p.m. A fireworks show will close each game.

When: 7:05 p.m. Tuesday and 6:35 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St.

Price: $8-$20

For more info: 577-DOGS (3647) or