If you're looking for a Super Bowl roundup, we'll have that to you later. For now, here's the non-football stuff happening this weekend.
It's a first Friday, and that means an art walk (this month's theme is Blues on Broad: From Memphis to Mardi Gras), openings from Teil Duncan and Robert Lange, and a party on JLINSNIDER. Naked Fish: Lessons from Cannery Row and Small Wonders also open this weekend, and Bette Mueller-Roemer has a Super Sunday Reception at Blue Bike.
Were you one of the lucky people who got tickets to Aziz Ansari's shows this weekend? If you did, we hate you. At least we have Improv Smackdown as a consolation prize.
Get a good start to the weekend at the Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup, bright and early on Saturday morning, and the Charles Pinckney State Historic Site's Gullah Heritage Series kicks off that day too.
You'll find a little snow in this freaky February at the Snowboard Rail Jam and Oyster Roast.
Go to the Mardi Gras Ball Masque MMXII to hang out with Tom Berenger. Maybe he can explain the ending of Inception to you.
Get a sweetie for your sweetie (or some stationery) from Sweeteeth and Ink Meets Paper Press at Handcrafted Hearts.
Hear sweet, sweet music at Travelogue, A Celebration of France, Moses, Let My People Go: A Tribute to Moses Hogan, the New York Standards Quartet, or The Pitchforks. And Follywood Productions has an anniversary party.
Relive a decade you might not remember at the Absolut 80s Party.
We bet the performances of Mary Poppins are superkalifaosdfioansdf I forget the rest. There's also Behanding in Spokane, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Kids will want to see Bright Star Touring Theatre: Struggle for Freedom.
The Halsey will screen dance film NY Export: Opus Jazz, and the Greater Park Circle Film Scoeity has The Other F Word, a doc that shows what happens when punks become dads.
New children's book Spice & Little Sugar will have a launch party at Robot Candy Co. Be careful how much candy you feed your kids, though, because it might make them too hyper to want to read.
Cork Shuckin' Party, you had us at “tastings of a brand new product.”
What's the difference between the Charleston Food Truck Festival and the regular food truck rodeos? The answer: Does it matter?
Chefs Sean Brock of McCrady's and Husk, Johnny Iuzzini, George Mendes of Aldea, and artist Jeff Scott will be on hand to sign copies of Notes from a Kitchen at Heirloom Book Co.
The Preservation Society of Charleston hosts an Oyster Roast Membership Drive and Fundraiser. We suggest you pay a little extra for tours of the Navy Yard's powerhouse. There's also the Downs Byrd Memorial Oyster Roast, the Men's Club of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish Oyster Roast, and Shuckin' for Shelter.
And the ladies from the Lowcountry Highrollers will split up and duke it out in the pre-season fundraiser Pink and Black Scrimmage.