My Charleston Weekend: Feb. 21-27

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Restaurants light up Shem Creek at night as a boat’s lights streak toward the bridge on Coleman Boulevard. A number of restaurants along Shem Creek will be participating in Saturday’s Mardi Crawl.

Mardi Crawl

The Lowcountry Parrothead Club will host the ninth annual Mardi Crawl along Shem Creek. “Crawlers” will travel in groups to each of six participating restaurants, where they will spend about an hour enjoying food and drink specials, interactive games and live entertainment before moving on to the next location. After visiting all the locations, participants will meet at Red’s for the official after-party featuring live music from Homemade Wine. Participating restaurants include Red’s, RB’s Seafood, Vickery’s Bar & Grill, Shem Creek Bar & Grill, Water’s Edge and Shelter. Proceeds benefit the South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and other local charities.

When: 1-6 p.m. Saturday; registration begins at noon.

Where: Red’s Ice House, 98 Church St., Mount Pleasant

Price: $25 in advance, $30 at the event; registration price includes an event T-shirt, koozie and prizes throughout the day.

More info: www.lcparrotheads.org

‘Faces in the Mirror’ screening


Presented by the sixth annual Charleston International Film Festival, this event features a screening and performance by Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band. The violinist’s film, “Faces in the Mirror,” will be previewed, followed by a live musical performance by Tinsley. The movie was an experimental film that had a score before the cast and crew were gathered and no script. The film follows the story of a young man who returns home to bury his estranged father. On the day of the funeral, the young man goes on a dreamlike journey as he searches for forgiveness.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Price: $10

More info: charlestonmusichall.com or www.facesinthemirrorfilm.com

Prelude to Carnegie


Chamber Music Charleston is celebrating its upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall on May 22 with a cocktail chic evening at the S.C. Aquarium. Attendees may enjoy a chamber music concert in front of the Great Ocean Tank, food, an open bar and auction. CMC flutist Regina Helcher Yost, cellist Timothy O’Malley and guest pianist Andrew Armstrong, three of the musicians who will perform at Carnegie Hall, will play a brief program of music at the event. Following the performance, guests will be invited to bid on a variety of items, including jewelry, dining packages, trips to Colorado and Europe, and a special Carnegie Hall tour package.

When: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday

Where: 100 Aquarium Wharf

Price: $100

More info: 763-4941 or www.chambermusiccharleston.org

Carolina Challenge Cup


The Charleston Battery hosts the 10th annual Carolina Challenge Cup over the course of a week, with double-header games that began last weekend. But don’t worry if you missed the fun Saturday and Wednesday, as you have one more day of competition coming your way. The four-team round-robin preseason competition will feature Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo, Chicago Fire and the Vancouver Whitecaps, making their first appearance.

When: Saturday; gates open at 4 p.m. with kickoff set for 5 and 7:15 p.m.

Where: Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive

Price: $15-$25

More info: charlestonbattery.com

‘Jaws’-themed Oyster Roast


Hosted by the Charleston International Film Festival, this “Jaws”-themed fundraiser will feature fresh-roasted oysters by On a Roll Catering, all-you-can-drink beer by Palmetto Brewing Co. and music by Hawaiian band Olu Olu. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

When: 6-9 p.m. Friday

Where: Seabreeze Marina, 50 Immigration St.

Price: $30 includes oysters, beer and a ticket to the Charleston International Film Festival opening night event or a screening of your choice

More info: CharlestonIFF.org

Oyster Roast & Chili Cook-off


The Florence Crittenton Programs of S.C. will hold the second annual Oyster Roast & Chili Cook-Off featuring all-you-can-eat oysters provided by Sticky Fingers and a chili cook-off showcasing 12 recipes. The family-friendly event will include an open bar and a live music performance by Smoky Weiner & The Hot Links. A special menu will be available for the kids as well as face-painting and a jump castle. All of the proceeds will benefit Florence Crittenton.

When: 2-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Goldbug Island, Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Mount Pleasant

Price: $35 for adults, $20 for those under 21, kids 6 and under get in free

More Info: 722-7526 or florencecrittentonsc.org

Pork, Pints n’ Pearls


This fundraising pig and oyster roast will feature live music, a beer garden, children’s entertainment and more. Put on by the Daniel Island Property Owners Association and Windwood Family Services, this third annual event will include a musical performance by the Travis Alison Band as well as door prizes and drawings throughout the event. All proceeds benefit Windwood Family Services.

When: 3-7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Children’s Park, River Landing Drive, Daniel Island

Price: $30 in advance, $15 for ages 11-18, $10 for ages 3-10

More info: windwoodfarm.org