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Weekend Roundup: Sunny city on a hill

Events for the weekend of Feb. 19-21

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Happy Fri-yay y'all. It's another bee-ay-you-tiful weekend in the Lowcountry so head out and catch live music, plays, and comedy while the gettin's good.

Friday

Listen to a sampling of tunes from the ladies that defined girl bands for generations to come. Dreamgirls :The Revue at the Charleston Cabaret Theatre will have jams from The Supremes, The Pointer Sisters, and Martha & The Vandellas. Show kicks off at 8 p.m.

Cone10studios in partnership with Short Grains Food Truck and Celia Cerasoli of Celia's catering will be hosting a dinner at 6 p.m. tonight to benefit One-Eighty Place. For the price of entry participants will enjoy a gourmet soup dinner and bring home with them the handcrafted bowl as a remind of all the empty bowls out there.

Dock Street Theatre captures the events led by a group of parents in rural South Carolina that set in motion the Brown v. Board of Education court decision. Get your tickets to see this Julian Wiles directed production at 7:30 p.m.

Brewskies, live music, and a food truck. All the good things are back at the Palmetto Loading Dock at 6 p.m. with performances by Hans Wenzel & The Eighty-Sixers, Jordan Searcy & The Alexander Project. Food will be available for purchase from Fauzia's Kitchen.

Hire a babysitter because this art show is adults only. Check out PULP gallery from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. to see art and photography by Patch Whiskey, Ben Sellers, Chris Kemp, Paul Christina, and Gail Baillargeon.

This variety show is a blast from the past with Gracie & Lacy. Harmonies, tap numbers, comedy, and killer vocals to the tunes of Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin. So grab some tickets and head on down to Gage Hall and don't be afraid to tap along.

Raul's Maya Del Sol restaurant is hosting their eighth dinner and comedy night featuring comedians Genesis Gonzalez, Ryan Davis, Tyron Burston, and Mo the MathMagician. Come when you like and order some mexican street corn, pork chops in mole sauce, or tres leches cake and at 8p.m. settle in with another margarita for the real fun.

For all the cheapskates out there, we have your Friday night plans. Head over to Theatre 99 at 7:30 p.m. for a free show. Watch the cast try out some new material and help them decide if it's a flop or not.

Saturday

So a Founding Father, Victorian Author, and Russian Revolutionary walk into a bar... Director Keely Enright brings to life what happens next in this hilarious comedy by Scott Carter. Get your tickets online and head to Woolfe Street Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

Windwood Family Services is hosting their biggest fundraiser of the year with a pig and oyster roast at Volvo Cars Stadium on Daniel Island. Beyond the roasts there will be live music from 40 Mile Detour and The Louie D. Project, wine and beer, a kid's petting zoo and bounce castle, and impressive silent auction. The events run from 3-7 p.m. and general admission and VIP tickets are available online.

Threshold Repertory Theatre and WhatIf? Productions are hosting Round Eight of the mother-of -all Karaoke Smackdowns. Eight competitors will be battling it out with the best Michael and Janet Jackson hits, all vying for the title of champ and cash prize. We can promise ridiculous costumes, moonwalking, and a lot of laughs (especially when the host is Jeremy McLellan).

For less than the price of a Chipotle chicken burrito with guac you can see Tim and Andy's Happy Hour variety show. From sketches to stand-up to the occasional musical performance, you never know what to expect and that's what makes it fun. Show starts at 10p.m.

The musicians of Chamber Music Charleston have teamed up with the dancers of Ballet Evolution and young artists at Youth Ballet for a whimsical carnival inspired show to the music of Saint Saen and Debussey. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Sottile Theatre.

The Aiken-Rhett house will be hosting a Children's Discovery Tour that will share the Gullah culture with kids through crafts, story-telling, and the chance to learn a few words in the Gullah language. Bring the whole family from 10a.m. to 12p.m. to learn a little more about the culture of the place we call home.

If I were to tell you there was going to be 50 tons of snow in Charleston this weekend you would think I was a liar. Think again and come to the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina to frolic and play the eskimo way from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be three play areas, rail jam, sledding, and a jump castle. For $5-10 you can romp around in the snow and drive home on sunny, dry roads, where else can you do that?

Sunday

Part of the Charleston Music Hall Spring film series is the Telluride Mountainfilm on tour which features documentaries and shorts touring the country before being debuted at the Telluride Film Festival Memorial Day weekend. The kids showing is at 2 p.m. while the others will be showing at 7 p.m.

Slow down and regroup before you head into another hectic week with a candle-lit yoga class at Indigo at 11 a.m. All levels are welcome and mats are provided.

Fleet Landing is hosting their FleetFest2016 to benefit Feed the Need. There will be tunes from The Ramblin' Fevers and The Bushnels, beer from Palmetto and Revelry breweries, and oysters and barbeque available for purchase. The fun runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and is dog-friendly BYOS (bring your own shucker).

For another opportunity to indulge in our favorite edible molluscs head to Old Towne Creek Park from 2-5 p.m. for the Parklands Foundation Oyster Roast featuring all you can eat oysters, live music, beer and wine. It is advised to bring your own shuckers and gloves.

Cheer on the Stingrays as they take on the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at 3:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum.

It should come as no surprise that the folks at the Pour House have more liberal leanings but should you find yourself feeling the Bern join them for Bernie Bash. Show up from 4-9 p.m. to register to vote and enjoy music by Rev. Jeff Mosier, Weigh Station, The Hungry Monks, and more.

No better way to draw your weekend to a close than with 45 minutes of yoga followed by flight of beer. Grab a friend and hit up Holy City Brewing 10 a.m. and maybe stick around for brunch afterwards.


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