One of the most anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area, Charleston Restaurant Week offers folks the opportunity to enjoy prix fixe menus at participating restaurants. Put on by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, this event is incredibly popular and reservations are highly recommended.
When: Through Sunday
Where: Participating restaurants
This year marks the 10th annual Charleston Comedy Festival. To celebrate, organizers are taking things up a notch and bringing in performers and comedy troupes from America’s top comedy hotbeds for the four-day event. Things get kicked off at 8 p.m. Wednesday as “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” correspondent, former Upright Citizens Brigade member and “King of the Hill” writer Wyatt Cenac headlines at the Charleston Music Hall. Tickets are $22.50. Other performers of note include TV and movie actor Michael Ian Black and Scott Adsit of “30 Rock.”
Where: Various locations
Price: $5-$22.50 depending on act, venue
For more info: www.charleston comedyfestival.com
The third annual Charleston Marathon and Half Marathon features a new downtown course that includes scenic water views, The Battery and historic King Street. Weekend events include the Shrimp and Grits 5K run through Park Circle in North Charleston, the youth marathon, the Health and Fitness Expo, pre-race dinner and entertainment and a post-race celebration. The marathon raises funds to support fine arts programs in community schools through the Youth Endowment for the Arts. Online registration ends Wednesday.
Where: Various locations
Price: $30-$95 for race registration
For more info: www.charleston marathon.com
A Taste of Folly
Take advantage of the great January weather and spend the day seeing what Folly has to offer. A Taste of Folly will feature numerous food vendors, a chili cookoff, the Battle of the Bartenders and a hot dog eating contests. In addition to the food and drinks, make sure to catch the date auction, the silent auction, the server Olympics, jump castles for the kids and live music from Eric Penrod, Tim David and The Folly Beach Reggae Allstars. The event raises money for Folly Beach Parks and Recreation.
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Center Street, Folly Beach
Price: Free admission
For more info: www.follybeach.com
‘Music of Stage and Screen’
The North Charleston Pops! continues its inaugural season with a special performance of music from great films and classic Broadway shows. The performance will feature father-daughter duo Tim and Sara King, video surprises and music from the likes of “Jurassic Park,” “Star Wars,” “Superman,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “West Side Story” and more.
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive
Price: $15 -$35; active and retired military can save $5 per ticket by showing a military ID at the Coliseum Advance Ticket Window
For more info: www.north charlestoncoliseumpac.com