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Weekend Round-up: Shuck It All

The best events in Charleston Jan. 23-25

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If you drove by the City Paper offices and saw some weirdos outside doing a rain dance, that was us. We guess an anti-rain dance would be the more appropriate description. We've got too many shucking things to do this weekend — no seriously, three oyster roasts — to let a little rain, well, rain on our parade. From play and arts openings to live music, Stingrays to a dog show, we're gonna be busy this weekend — rain or shine.

Friday  Jazz up your weekend at the Inaugural Charleston International Jazz Festival.

Glengarry Glen Ross opens at PURE Theatre this weekend.

Chow down on some of The Macintosh's greatest dish hits they've served up over the past years.

Brush off your grills and head to the Music Farm to Riff Raff rap.

The Charleston Home + Design Home Show kicks off today and goes through Sunday.

Get to know your watering hole neighbors South of Calhoun Street at the SoCal Block Party.

A new exhibit of collages from Tyrone Geter opens at Waterfront Gallery at City Park.

Leigh-Ann Beverley's photography exhibit, Three Song Rule, examines musicians both on and off stage. 

General Tso's is our go-to when ordering Chinese food. Learn about the man behind the food when the Terrace Theater shows The Search for General Tso.

Greensky Bluegrass ends their two-show run at the Pour House tonight. They play, you guessed it, bluegrass — but that's not all.

Treat yo'self and let Basico do the cooking for you tonight at the Chef's Table Dinner.

Another Friday, another Loading Dock Series to kick off the weekend the right way. Don't miss Minimum Wage perform, and sip on the brewery's first-ever saison.

Patterns of Place opens at the Halsey, and even though it involves a lot of maps, it's a far turn from a geography lesson.

Saturday Winston-Salem, N.C.'s Foothills Brewing hit the road and is setting up shop at The Barrel to celebrate 10 years in business.

Folly Road is the spot for two oyster roasts today. The Low Down Oven and Bar has Bo's Roast and Chili Cook Off, and Brick House Party Plantation plays host to this year's Follywood Oyster Roast. And if you were wondering, there is no such thing as too many oysters, so you should hit up both.

Learn the history behind brewing at the Powder Magazine Museum.

Cheer on the Stingrays when they play the Reading Royals.

Pup, pup hooray! The Charleston Kennel Dog Show will demonstrate just how poorly trained your dog really is.

It's time for Taste of Folly again. Sip on the streets while nibbling the treats Folly has to offer. And you don't want to miss the server olympics — last time we saw more than one spill water all over themselves as they tripped through the obstacle course. We know it's not nice, but it provided us with many a laughs.

Help Fresh Future Farm get a van at their fundraiser at Holy City Brewing.

Sunday Sometimes you just need a good shuck, and at the Lowcountry Oyster Festival you'll have 80,000 pounds of oysters to do just that.

Get your snaps ready when 11 high school students recite some poems at the Poetry Out Loud Competition.

Check out Yonotan Gat when he performs his mix of world music and punk at the Tin Roof.

Anything that involves cheese and wine is a win, so end your weekend with a W when David McCarus and goat.sheep.cow team up, along with Butcher & Bee, for a special dinner.

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