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Wine, beer and music for a spring weekend in Charleston

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Those who have been around town a season or two know that the perfect weather will soon give way to AC time. So loll on a lawn to live music. Savor a sip on a Charleston piazza. Have a patio beer to '70s songs. Here are a few fair weather ways to enjoy!

Sip wine on the piazza

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The piazza on the Edmondston-Alston House is the perfect place to enjoy a cool breeze and a glass of wine Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. Provided

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Need a cool breeze and a glass of wine? The Edmondston-Alston House is the perfect piazza for a springtime idyll. On Thursday nights, they are now hosting folks for a glass by the harbor. (Heads up for Maura Hogan's Sunday column on the Alice Ravenel Huger Smith exhibition, which takes place there and at Middleton Place.) The event is from 4 to 5 p.m. today at 21 East Battery in downtown Charleston. Advanced general admission tickets for adults are $26, and $29 at the gate. More info:

Stone cold photography

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Redux will show 20 large-scale photographs by Kirsten Hoving of marble and granite quarries beginning Friday.

Ready to rock? "Working Stone, Photographs by Kirsten Hoving" will be on view in Gallery 1056 at the Redux Contemporary Art Center. Twenty large-scale photographs of marble and granite quarries have been selected from the artist’s decade-long project contemplating the startling beauty of Vermont’s geological and historical working of marble and granite. The opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday at Redux Contemporary Art Center, 1056 King Street in downtown Charleston. More info:

Monster of all Yeti contests

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Jack Rudy is giving away a Yeti cooler filled with Jack Rudy and Red Clay products. The drawing is Saturday.

Jack Rudy has the Yeti monster of all contests. Enter for a chance to win a giveaway from Jack Rudy and Red Clay, with a prize of a Yeti cooler filled with Jack Rudy and Red Clay products. The prize includes a Yeti Roadie 24, Jack Rudy Margarita Mix (2 pack), Jack Rudy Bloody Mary Mix (2 pack) Red Clay spicy margarita salt, Red Clay spice Bloody Mary Salt, Jack Rudy Tervis Tumblers (2 pack), Jack Rudy trucker hat and Jack Rudy Logo Tee. Enter now for the Saturday drawing. More info:

Thibaudet plays Debussy

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Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet will present a program of Preludes by Claude Debussy at the Charleston Gaillard Center on April 11. 

Attention, piano devotees: World-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet returns to Charleston Gaillard Center. This time, it's for a first-ever performance of Debussy's Preludes in their entirety, with two concerts Sunday, the first at noon and the other at 7:30 p.m. at the Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. It's a rare chance to see all of Debussy's Preludes in one concert. More info:

Black Diamond Band

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The Black Diamond Band perform Friday at the "Listen On the Lawn" concert, sponsored by Workshop and Tobin's Market. file/Michael Campina/Special to The Post and Courier

Workshop and Tobin's Market have teamed up to create “Listen On the Lawn,” which aims to provide a fun, safe, socially distant, open-air space to relax, hang out and enjoy live music while supporting and raising money for local artists. Bring blankets, chairs, family and friends, and be sure to get tickets soon for limited lawn seating available — 100% of ticket sales are donated to support the musicians! The first week will be featuring the funk, soul, R&B powerhouse, The Black Diamond Band. The series starts Friday with doors open at 6 p.m. 1503 King Street in downtown Charleston. More info:

Tribute band at Tradesman

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The music of singers Jim Croce and Carole King will be performed as part of a musical tribute under the stars at Tradesman Brewing Co. at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The Village Repertory Co. returns to Tradesman Brewing Co. with a brand-new show featuring the music of legendary singer-songwriters Jim Croce and Carole King. The live 90-minute musical tribute is performed under the stars, outdoors on the socially distanced patio, and includes hits like "Operator," "Don’t Mess Around With Jim" and "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown." 7:30 p.m. Friday; Tradesman Brewing Co., 1647 King Street Extension in downtown Charleston. Tickets are $15-25.