It’s the weekend again and time for another edition of the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun (and socially distant!) things to do in the Charleston area. Have a swimmingly good time with Shark Week, snag a free comic book, enjoy some quality entertainment from the comfort of your couch, and more. No matter what you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a very safe and happy weekend! 

This weekend marks the end of Shark Week at the South Carolina Aquarium, but there’s still time to join in the fun this Saturday! Swim on in for a “JAWesome” time to celebrate and learn more about these misunderstood ocean predators. Participate in a shark-themed scavenger hunt, learn all about sharks through pop-up programming, and more. All Shark Week activities are included with admission or membership. Please remember that cloth masks or face coverings are required for all aquarium guests ages three and up. 

The Summerville Farmers Market is back and under operation with COVID-19 safety measures and social distancing guidelines in place. The market will run every Saturday from 8am until 1pm in the First Citizens Bank parking lot behind Town Hall. Masks/face coverings and social distancing are required for all shoppers and will be enforced. Please limit the number of shoppers in your group, follow one-way directional signs, and keep transactions cash-free. You might also think about pre-ordering goods by contacting vendors directly ahead of time. Some of the weekly vendors include Gruber Farms, Freemans Produce, Big Daddy’s Pork Skins, Low Country Olive Oil, Pep Rolls, James Brown Boiled Peanuts, Southern Naturals, The Seafood Lady, Three Oaks Farm, Sharon’s Sweetgrass, and so much more!

Head to Captain’s Comics and Toys this weekend for Free Comic Book Day “Lite”. There will be sales and specials on almost everything in the store, a sidewalk sale and Big Tent Deals, and everyone who stops by will receive one FREE comic! Specials include 50% off back issue comics, 25% off recent comic wall, 10% off kids’ section, $1 special stock, 25% off graphic novels, and more. Note that social distancing, capacity limits, and wearing of masks/face coverings will be strictly enforced.

On Saturday evening at 6pm, Curiouser Entertainment presents a Facebook Live Princess Party! Join some favorite princess friends live on Facebook as they read stories, answer questions, sing songs, and more. This is a free, recurring event with no membership or ticket required. This week’s storytelling and singing friend is Alice from Alice in Wonderland. Follow Curiouser Entertainment on Facebook for more information.

Join the North Charleston POPS! Brass Quintet for a FREE live-streamed concert this Saturday evening at 7pm. The POPS! Brass Quintet will perform an hour-long concert live from the stage of the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, streamed directly to your favorite device via the North Charleston Coliseum Facebook page. Hosted by Maestro Nick Palmer, the concert will include hits like the Beatles’ “When I’m 64,” Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing,” a medley from Frozen, and some good ol’ USA fare to round out the evening. So grab some takeout, pour your fancy drink of choice, get cozy, and enjoy an amazing free concert from the comfort of your own home. 


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