Chances are you'll be too full from all the eating events of the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival to do much else this weekend, but if you're not too absorbed in your calorie coma, try out these events.
The other big thing this weekend, for film lovers instead of foodies, is the Charleston Film Festival. You'll see plenty of local shorts, plus some big name movies as well. The Greater Park Circle Film Society has a sister screening of Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story too. Or you can catch We Still Live Here for free at the Halsey.
It's a First Friday, and there are plenty of art openings as a result. We recommend Concurrent, Helene Dujardin's show at Heirloom Book Co., The Intuitive Eye, The Liquidation, and Radiate, plus there's always JLINSNIDER's party. On Saturday, Erin Eckman opens Moments From the Zone.
See more than 250 quilts at the Cobblestone Quilters Guild Quilt Show.
Cypress Gardens has a Flower Show.
The Special Olympics Mid-Winter Games kicks off with a fun run and opening ceremonies.
With this being 2012 and all, there aren't many opportunities to catch a drive-in movies these days, so take advantage of the showing of Grease at Cinebarre, which is part of the Above Reality Events Car and Bike Show.
Redux's Recurring Revival will feature live music and family-friendly arts-based activities, and Ted's Butchblock has a party too.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is raising money and awarness with a scavenger hunt.
Begin with Books, the James Island Vikings, and Yoga Benefits Kids have oyster roasts.
The owners of Savannah's adorable Back in the Day bakery will sign books.
Whether or not you have tickets to the Clemson-South Carolina baseball game at the Joe, feel free to spend the day tailgating at Brittlebank Park.
The Carolina Challenge Cup finishes up.
Buy some stuff at the Lowcountry Artist Market, the Lowcountry Community Yard Sale, or the Peace Presbyterian Church Yard Sale.
Tahlia Robinson, one of our Ones to Watch from the 2011 Fall Arts Guide, performs her one-woman show Straight Out of Charleston at Theatre 99. The Have Nots! also have a show this weekend, and there's The Funny Bucket.
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents Spring Awakening and Joshua Roman.
Mix one part graffiti, one part dance, and throw in some classical music-playing kids and you've got Fascinations.
The Charleston Ballet Theatre will perform Cinderella, while Charleston's theater scene will present plays like Last Train to Nibroc, Radium Girls, The Trip to Bountiful, and Wait Until Dark.
The Green Film Series kicks off with a free screening of Bag It.
Kayak on Shem Creek to Crab Bank Island or March with Ranger Rustin.
Clay Rice will be cutting silhouettes at the Mt. Pleasant and West Ashley Wonder Works locations.
The name “Buster's Metal Head Freak Show Art and Music Extravaganza” should speak for itself.
Needtobreathe and Japanther make local tour stops.
And Saturday is officially, in North Charleston at least, Madra Rua Day. Celebrate with food and drink specials.