America’s Got Talent Live Tour

Fans of the top-rated “America’s Got Talent” will have a chance to see their Season 8 favorites live when the show’s first-ever tour makes a stop in the Lowcountry. With a lineup led by the latest $1 million winner, dancer Kenichi Ebina, the stage show will feature the talent of magician Collins Key, comedian Taylor Williamson, singer Cami Bradley, the “bad boys of hand balancing” The KriStef Brothers, country crooner Jimmy Rose and Tone the Chiefrocca performing his “B-Double-O-T-Y” hit.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $29-$49

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Amos Lee

Amos Lee is bringing his Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour to the Lowcountry. Having recently released his fifth studio album of the same name, Lee has branched out into new territory, “working with a broader palette of textures and instrumentation yet retaining the trenchant impact of the scenes, characters and stories that he is renowned for.” Having toured with artists such as Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, Adele and the Dave Matthews Band, the University of South Carolina graduate will appear with special guest Hurray for the Riff Raff.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $38.50-$48.50

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Charleston Holiday Market

The holiday season is upon us, and the Charleston Holiday Market is a great way to kick off celebrating the season. Offering everything from “foods and fashions, gifts and glitter, music and magic,” the market is sure to have something for everyone. Featuring specialty gift stores, fashion jewelry, clothing, gourmet foods, decorations and ideas, home accessories and decor, food and wine sampling, arts and crafts, and more, you could definitely knock out shopping for a few people on your nice list. Speaking of “the list,” Santa will be in attendance, so get your wish list ready.

When: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: North Charleston Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $7, $1 for kids 6-12, free for kids under 6; admission is good for all three days with free return pass

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Oyster Shindig

The Summerville Family YMCA will host its eighth annual Oyster Shindig, a fundraiser for the YMCA Annual Support Campaign for children and families who require financial assistance in order to take part in YMCA programs. Featuring all-you-can-eat steamed oysters, wings, pizza and various desserts, attendees will definitely get their fill. Live entertainment will be provided by the East Coast Party Band, which is sure to have folks out on the dance floor shagging. As an added incentive, all tickets purchased can be redeemed for a free round of golf at Pine Forest Country Club.

When: 6-10 p.m. Friday

Where: Pine Forest Country Club, 1000 Congressional Blvd., Summerville

Price: $30 in advance, $35 at the door; $15 for kids ages 5-12, free for kids under 5

For more info: 871-7922,

Shuckin’ for a Cause

FamilyCorps, a nonprofit that provides parents and other caregivers with support, education and resources utilizing evidenced-based programs and practices, is hosting its fourth annual Shuckin’ for a Cause fundraiser. The event will include oysters, barbecue and all the fixings, live music by Analog Daze and a silent auction. A bar will be set up and two drink tickets are included in the purchase price.

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Isle of Palms Exchange Club, 201 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms

Price: $20

For more info: 747-0480,

Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown

A fully sanctioned national event with the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the second annual Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown will feature two days of barbecue competition. Public sampling of chicken wings and pork butts will be available for purchase, along with numerous other food and drink options. A cocktail competition, cooking demonstrations, live music and a kids zone will round out the family-friendly fun.

When: 5-9 p.m. Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Lookout Pavilion at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: $10, kids 12 and under get in free; bring five canned goods and get $5 off admission

For more info: 469-3579,

Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat

If you’re into cars, then this is the event for you. The Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat has expanded to a three-day event, with the main event being held Saturday. Attendees will get to take in more than 30 Concours-quality cars and more than 60 classic, collectible, exotic, antique and special-interest cars. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on-site. The expanded list of activities includes a valuation seminar, gala, road tour and brunch.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Where: 18th hole of the River Course, 10 River Course Lane, Johns Island

Price: $20 in advance, $25 the day of; VIP package is $65

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