Let the animal inside you come out this weekend, because it'll fit right in with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Some highlights include the SEWE King Street Stroll, Dock Dogs Competition Waves, the East Cooper Ducks Unlimited SEWE Oyster Roast, and the SEWE Soiree.
Come to the Recovery Room for the pinball competition, stay for the Holy City Beard & Moustache Society Poster Unveiling Party.
The Royal American hasn't been open for long, but they're already throwing what seems like a pretty fun Mardi Gras party, complete with beads and gumbo. Meanwhile, the Culinary Institute of Charleston has a more food-fueled Fat Tuesday party planned, and there's always Folly Gras.
The grapes are going wild at Irvin-House Vineyards, or so they say.
Fish Stories has nothing to do with Dr. Seuss.
The cockpits at Patriots Point will be open for a rare opportunity on Sunday.
There will be opportunities to raise money for the Wando High School band, MUSC, and Abby Bunkley, who is fighting Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
SEWE isn't your only opportunity to eat oysters. Get them at the All-You-Can-Eat Oyster Roast, the Keeper of the Wild Oyster Roast, the Duck Shuck, and the Lowcountry Senior Center Oyster Roast.
The Lowcountry Highrollers will return to the track for Militia of Love. Let's home they start out the season with a bang, but not in the bad injury way.
Fledgling Williams sisters will play at the Dunlop Junior Tennis Championship.
Two Half Men are two newish comedians on the scene, and Dave Lippman is an anti-war comedic troubador. Plus Theatre 99 has an Improv Jam, This is Chucktown!, and The Have Nots.
The CSO continues its Chamber Music Series with the Romance of Strings and Brass, and the New Music Collective has a performance at CofC. You can also catch a gospel concert, Nostalgic Jukebox, a chamber concert on Daniel Island, and the David and Karen Stahl Memorial Scholarship Benefit Concert.
For something different, head to Tivoli Studios for the interactive multimedia show La Soupe Dangereuse.
Wando High is giving a classic story a grunge sheen with Alice vs. Wonderland. There's also Avenue Q, Hush: An Interview With America, Last Train to Nibroc, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, and Much Ado About Nothing.
Art in the Evening returns to the City Market, and Freshfields Village has an Art and Wine Walk. There are also openings from Becca Barnet, Honor Marks, and Betty Foy Botts.
If you liked City of God, you might want to see Brazilian film Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. Park Circle also has a free presentation of More Than a Month.
Fifteen-year-old author and overachiever Sarah Renée will sign copies of her three books.
Count birds at Congaree, or learn some tips at the Kayak Open House.
Help Rusty Cole celebrate his birthday, and raise money for the Jef Jel Project Benefit.
And we don't know much about Sue, but we do know that the clothes at the Runaround Sue Vintage Charity Event have run around a bit.