Last weekend’s snow is a distant memory as we move into more typical Charleston weather — temps are expected to reach the upper ’60s. Get out there and enjoy the sunshine with these fun events.
Bivalve lovers have two big choices on Saturday — Oysters on the Point is at the Charleston Harbor Resort with music from Sol Driven Train, and the Charleston Oyster Roast is at the Bus Shed with music from Soul Function and all proceeds benefiting Carolina Autism.
Head to the Halsey on Friday at 4 p.m. to meet featured photographer Heather McClintock, who will host an exhibition walk-through. At 7 p.m., catch a free screening of The Rescue of Joseph Kony’s Child Soldiers, presented by Invisible Children.
On Saturday night, do your part to save the tatas by taking part in the Stingrays’ Pink in the Rink night. The ice will be pink, the players will be sporting pink, and you should, too. They’ve also got home games Friday night and Sunday afternoon.
In music news, the Rusty Cole B-day Celebration and Jef Jel Benefit is Sunday at the Pour House, with music from The Key of Q, Josh Phillips, Wolfbait (featuring members of Sol Driven Train), The Hawkes, James Justin Burke, Po’Ridge, and others. Nile is sure to bring the metal-heads out to the Music Farm Saturday night.
If you’ve got kids, the Omar Shrine Temple is the site of the Mad Hatter Tea on Sunday, an event filled with Alice in Wonderland characters, children’s book authors, illustrators, magicians, puppeteers, and more. Guests are asked to bring a new children’s book to stock the library shelves of local shelters, orphanages, and the like. Some other good family-friendly options are the nature-inspired free Community Day at the Gibbes Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and the Fossil Festival at Cypress Gardens, also on Saturday.
For more grown-up fun, Redux is hosting a burlesque show on Friday night with the Red Hot Rebelettes and DJ High Horse. On Saturday, the Lowcountry Parrot Head Club hosts the boozy fundraising Mardi Crawl, and later that night Prom: The Sequel takes over Club Pantheon.
Fancy a road trip? The Beaufort International Film Festival is this weekend (check out this article to find out where to eat and stay). And serious tweeters are heading to Birchwood Farms in Reevesville for a state-wide tweet-up and bonfire on Saturday.