Charleston Classic Basketball Tournament

A three-day invitational college basketball season-opening tournament, this fifth annual event will feature eight NCAA men’s teams playing 12 games in a bid for the championship title and trophy. Each team will play three games in three days in this ESPN-owned and operated event. Participating teams include host team College of Charleston, Auburn University, Baylor University, Boston College, the University of Colorado, the University of Dayton, Murray State University and St. John’s University.

When: Thursday, Friday and Sunday

Where: College of Charleston’s TD Arena, 301 Meeting St.

Price: Tickets begin at $20 for 2-game sessions.

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Miss South Carolina USA & Miss South Carolina Teen USA

Young women from across the state will vie for the opportunity to compete in the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants. The ladies will compete in swimsuit, evening gown and interview portions, with the winners being crowned during the finals competition on Saturday.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday (preliminaries) and Saturday (finals)

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $40-$45

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Band Together for ALS

This all-day music festival is being put on with the mission of raise awareness and money for the South Carolina ALS Association. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. With performances by Mark Bryan of Hootie & the Blowfish, Acousticmuffin, The Ryan Bonner Band, The Graham Whorley Band, Johnny Mac BootyRanch and many more, this event promises to be a good time for a good cause.

When: 11 a.m. Saturday

Where: Brick House Kitchen, 1575 Folly Road, James Island

Price: $20 in advance, $25 the day of

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Celebrity Chili Cook-Off and Oyster Roast

The 13th annual chili cook-off put on by the Charleston Animal Society is all about friendly competition. Local celebrities and other notables will do all they can to win for the coveted champion robe. Taste the chili, dig into endless oysters, enjoy live music, sip on beer from Palmetto Brewery and check out the adoptable animals that will be on-site. The family-friendly event will also have a kids fun zone.

When: 1-5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St.

Price: $35 in advance, $40 at the door; $10 for kids

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Local artists from different trades will take over the Old City Jail, filling it with musicians, dancers, comedians, actors, artists, sculptors and more. The fourth installment of this local arts festival will include musical performances by Southwood Duo, Dangermuffin, Rachael Kate and Crowfield; dance performances will be put on by The Charleston Dance Alliance. Artists and vendors will be selling their work, and local food trucks and alcohol will be on-site for purchase.

When: 4-11 p.m. Saturday

Where: Old City Jail, 21 Magazine St.

Price: $15 in advance, $20 the day of; $15 for students with valid ID

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Brian Regan

Comedian Brian Regan is known as a “universal comic,” taking the ordinary and putting his personal spin on it. His material typically covers everyday events, such as shipping a package with UPS and a visit to an optometrist, making him open to a wide audience. Catch his sarcastic and self-deprecating humor about little league baseball, grade school spelling bees and more this weekend.

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $38.50

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