Hot Stove Banquet

The Charleston RiverDogs will host their ninth annual banquet with special guest Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs. The event will feature a live and silent auction of items that include sports memorabilia, vacation packages and a few unique experiences.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the MUSC Storm Eye Institute and the baseball programs at The Citadel, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern.

The evening will start with an autograph and photo session reception followed by a seated dinner.

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Where: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd.

Price: $65-$650 for preferred seating tables

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Spoleto Festival USA Auction

Spoleto Festival USA kicks off festivities this year with its 33rd annual auction event. Featuring a spirited live auction offering once-in-a-lifetime events, private dinners and travel packages to exotic global destinations, the event is complemented by an online auction that runs from Tuesday through Feb. 10.

While the online auction is a standalone event, patrons attending the live auction will be able to bid on online items during the cocktail hour.

All proceeds benefit the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, the Festival’s signature orchestra in residence. The evening will be topped off with an exclusive private concert by The Charlton Singleton Jazz Ensemble featuring festival jazz artist Cyrus Chestnut.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.

Price: $150-$1,500 for a VIP table

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The Price is Right Live!

“Come on down!” The interactive stage show based on the much-loved TV show will give audience members a chance to win appliances, vacations and even a new car. Contestants will be pulled straight from the audience to play such games as Plinko, Cliffhangers and the Big Wheel. And even if you’re not called to play you still have a chance to win as names will be called out throughout the show to win prizes just for being there.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $38-$50

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Chase After a Cure Gala

This black-tie event will take you “Around the World” with international food, decor and music. The music will be provided by the Gino Castillo Quartet, which plays Cuban jazz. Food will be provided by some of the area’s top restaurants, including Wasabi of Charleston, Rue de Jean, Al Di La and Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill. The event also will feature an open bar and will include a live and silent auction.

This fifth annual gala will help raise money for childhood cancer research.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd.

Price: $100

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