USAF Tops In Blue

The Tops In Blue is an all-active duty Air Force special unit made up of amateur performers selected for their entertainment abilities. One of the oldest and most widely traveled entertainment groups of its kind, the Tops is made up of 35 to 40 vocalists, musicians, dancers and technicians, with the primary purpose of performing for military personnel and their families throughout the world. The group also acts as America’s goodwill ambassadors around the globe. This special show is free and requires no ticket. It is first come, first served as far as seating goes. This is one you won’t want to miss!

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: Free

For more info:

‘Where Are You Haydn?’

Ever wanted to travel through time? The Charleston Symphony Orchestra can help you out this weekend with its “Time Machine: Where Are You Haydn?” The educational and interactive program explores the stages of Franz Joseph Haydn’s composing life. The performance will feature CSO principal horn player Brandon Nichols, who has been a member of the CSO since 1989.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

Price: $35 for adults, $20 for students

For more info: 723-7528, ext. 110, or

Holiday Pub Crawl

If you’re looking for a special and festive way to tour the town, look no further. Based on tours in Europe, the fourth annual Holiday Pub Crawl is an unusual spin on a historic tour of the city: through the oldest pubs and taverns. This 21/2-hour tour visits four historic pubs, where you can enjoy a beverage. Appetizers are offered at two of the stops. Along the way, learn about pirates, Prohibition, Patriots and presidents who once roamed these very streets. Group sizes are limited, so reservations are required.

When: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Tour begins at Rainbow Market Shops, 40 N. Market St., downtown

Price: $30

For more info: 577-5535 or

Hangover Cocktail Class

There’s no doubt this one will come in handy this time of year. The Cocktail Club is offering to teach you a few secret recipes, tips and tricks to making the perfect hangover cocktails. And a bonus? Taste-testing is encouraged!

When: Noon-2 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Cocktail Club, 479 King St.

Price: $35

For more info:

‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’

The Village Repertory Co. is celebrating its move to the new digs with the classic American comedy “The Man Who Came to Dinner.” If you’re unfamiliar with the satire, the story follows the arrogant Sheridan Whiteside as he goes from dinner guest to house guest after falling and breaking his hip.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Where: Woolfe Street Playhouse, 34 Woolfe St.

Price: $15-$30

For more info: 856-1579, 670-6152 or