SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA: For 17 days and nights, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston's historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with over 120 performances by renowned artists and emerging performers in opera, theater, music theater, dance and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music, as well as the visual arts. Friday-June 8. Locations and prices vary. Call 579-3100 or visit www.spoletousa.org for a complete schedule of events.

PICCOLO SPOLETO 2008: Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast, Piccolo Spoleto complements the international festival, Spoleto Festival USA, with 700 events in 17 days, transforming Charleston into a celebration of performing, literary and visual arts. Piccolo Spoleto's traditional programs include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theater, poetry readings, children's activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts and film. Friday-June 8. Locations and prices vary. Call 724-7305 or visit www.piccolospoleto.com for a complete schedule of events.


CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS: The RiverDogs take on the Asheville Tourists in the final game of the series. 7:05 p.m. Riley Park, 360 Fishburne St. $5-$10. Call 577-3647 or visit www.riverdogs.com.


MOUNT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET: The farmers market offers vegetables, fruit, seafood, flowers, plants, baked and canned goods, fresh-cooked meals and snacks. 3 p.m. until dark. Moultrie Middle School, 665 Coleman Blvd. Free admission and parking. Call 884-8517, ext. 478.

SPOLETO WINE PREVIEW: Proprietors Chris and Cara Dolan present wine and tapas with a preview of what's to come during Spoleto and the spring season. Live music featuring Robbi Kenney. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Crave Kitchen and Cocktails, 1968 Riviera Drive, Mount Pleasant. Free. Response required to winedinewine@comcast.net or 810-0088.


CHICORA FARMERS MARKET: Operated by Metanoia Community Development Corp., the S.C. Department of Agriculture and local farmers, the market brings fresh local produce to the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood. 3-7 p.m. Behind Chicora Elementary School, 1912 Success St., North Charleston. Call 529-3014.


WALTERBORO FARMERS MARKET: Fresh produce, seafood, plants, herbs, eggs and fresh-cooked meals. See live entertainment, visit the Master Gardener booth and get canning information. 2-6 p.m. City Parking Lot, Washington and Lucas streets. Call 549-2595, ext. 125.

PALMETTO ACOUSTIC SERIES: Listen to singer/songwriters perform their original pieces in an intimate and unique setting. Barnard Sisters play at 8 p.m., Jennifer Daniels plays at 9 p.m. Communications Museum, 58 George St., College of Charleston. Free. Visit www.myspace.com/palmettoacoustic.


"LANDSCAPE OF SLAVERY" PANEL DISCUSSION: All book contributors will participate in this discussion moderated by Angela D. Mack. A book signing will follow. 10-11:30 a.m. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. $7 museum members, $12 non-members. Call 720-1691 or visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.


CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET: Fresh produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers. Features Artisans Alley, vendor demonstrations and, for the kids, face-painting, pony rides and jump castles. Breakfast, brunch and lunch available while listening to live entertainment. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Marion Square. Call 724-7309.

THE CITADEL WOMEN'S CLUB YARD SALE: Rummage through everything from cleaning supplies, towels and T-shirts to furniture, electronics and school supplies. 8 a.m.-noon. Altman Center, in the end zone at Johnson Hagood Stadium, Hagood Avenue. Call 953-7953 to donate items.

CHARLESTON BATTERY SOCCER: Cheer on the Charleston Battery as they take on the Atlanta Silverbacks. 7:30 p.m. Blackbaud Stadium, Daniel Island. $8-$15. Call 971-GOAL or visit www.charlestonbattery.com.


FREEDOM BOUND FILM SERIES "FAMILY ACROSS THE SEA": This film is a scholarly dissection of the cultural connection between the Gullah people of South Carolina's sea islands and their ancestors from Sierra Leone, Africa. It studies the similarities in language, dance and customs that had gone undetected for generations. 2:30 p.m. Charleston County's Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Call 805-6930.