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Weekend Round-Up: It's hillbilly handfishin' time

The best events in Charleston Jan. 25-27

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Hope you're not too tuckered out from the Comedy Festival, inauguration parties, and MLK celebrations, because this is another busy weekend.

Keep the comedy going on Friday night with An Evening of Sit Down with Robin Williams and David Steinberg. Both are known for their stand up, and while Steinberg went on to direct and write, we’ve all seen Robin Williams appear in a number of movies that have both warmed our hearts and made us ache with laughter (or did you not love Mrs. Doubtfire as much as we did?)

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The Charleston Boat Show and the Charleston Home and Design Show are both happening this weekend, but only one of them will feature the stars of Animal Planet's Hillbilly Handfishin'.

If any ladies are feeling that shoppers' buzz after the Home and Design Show, they should stop into the Marisa Baratelli Spring Trunk Show. With wedding and cocktail party season both around the corner, a new dress could be a good investment.

Take the kids to the Lowcountry Children's Museum for the the Fr3sh Art Portrait Battle live action art competition featuring the Charleston Hat Ladies as models.

We have five words for you: Winterfest Full Moon Snow Party. Spend your Saturday night playing in the snow — it'll be like you don't even live in the South. There will be 25 tons of snow, a rail jam, ice luges, and an ice bar. If the physical act of frolicking in the snow or dancing to music put together by DJ C-Nile and DJ Rehab doesn’t convince you, go for the free giveaways and the opportunity to throw back a few cold ones while wearing your favorite Christmas mittens. Oh yeah, we’ll see you there. And the family-oriented counterpart, the Mt. Pleasant Community Snow Day, is happening all day Saturday.

Have fun for a good cause at the First Tree of Greater Charleston's Charleston Gopher Ball. Admission includes an evening of food by the Home Team Kitchen, an open bar, bowling, skeeball, classic arcade games, and dancing.
     
The College of Charleston’s opera program is putting on The Marriage of Figaro, and Robin Hood is being performed at the Village Playhouse.

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra opens their season with COLTRANE: The Music of John Coltrane, or support our youth as they rock out at the Music Unlimited Student-Teacher concert.
       
Break out and sharpen your favorite oyster knife, because it's Lowcountry Oyster Festival time. An endless supply of beer, wine, and of course oysters, will be available alongside dishes from some of Charleston’s best restaurants.

End your weekend on a funny note at the TROM (Tin Roof Open Mic) Comedy show where both local and visiting stand up comics will try their hardest to make us all laugh. Whether it's with them, or at them, we’ll have to wait and see. And did we mention there’s free pizza?

Finally, we can't forget the MLK Ecumenical Service and Celebration Finale. U.S. Congressman and Dr. King protege John Lewis of Georgia will be the keynote speaker, and the service will conclude with the singing of the civil rights anthem “We Shall Overcome.”

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