Celebrity Chili Cook-off and Oyster Roast

Serving as the Charleston Animal Society’s largest fundraiser, this 14th annual event will feature more than 50 teams competing in the chili cook-off, “endless oysters,” local beers as well as nonalcoholic beverages. Music will be provided by Best Laid Plan, and attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a Kids Zone, a TV Football Zone and a Game Zone. Animals will be on-site and available for adoption, as will models from the 2014 Charleston Animal Society Firefighter Calendar, though they won’t be up for adoption. Proceeds from the event benefit Toby’s Fund, a medical fund for treating injured and ill animals.

When: 1-5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Joe Riley Stadium, 360 Fishburne St.

Price: $20 in advance, $25 at the gate

For more info: www.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org/chili

Brendan James & Tony Lucca

Brendan James is likely a name that strikes a familiar cord, as he gained widespread exposure through his songs being featured on TV shows such as “Army Wives,” “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” Having toured with the likes of John Mayer, Keb’ Mo’, John Legend and The Fray, James now returns to Charleston to say goodbye, as he’ll be taking a break from performing when his first child is born. Opening the show will be Tony Lucca, runner-up on the second season of the “The Voice.”

When: Thursday, doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Price: $15 in advance, $18 the day of the show

For more info: CharlestonMusicHall.com

Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Jarosz, a 22- year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Texas, is touring behind the September release of her third album, “Build Me Up From Bones.” Having received multiple Grammy and Americana Music Association nominations, the New England Conservatory of Music graduate has toured the U.S. extensively, as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom. Having made appearances on “Austin City Limits,” “A Prairie Home Companion” and the BBC series “The Transatlantic Sessions,” her sound blends folk, Americana and roots music. Also appearing will be Brian Wright, who describes his sound as “somewhere between Woody Guthrie and Velvet Underground.”

When: Friday, doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Price: $22 in advance, $25 the day of the show

For more info: CharlestonMusicHall.com

CJO Holiday Swing

Get things swinging this holiday season with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. Serving as the final performance of Season Five for Charleston’s resident big band, this annual special show will feature Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s Nutcracker Suite and other holiday favorites. Also performed will be highlights from the season.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Price: $30-$40 for adults, $25-$35 for seniors (65 and over); student ticket rates vary

For more info: 641-0011, www.charlestonjazz.com

Miss South Carolina USA & Miss South Carolina Teen USA

Young women from across the state will vie for the opportunity to compete in the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants and work for Donald Trump in the Miss Universe Organization. The ladies will compete in swimsuit, evening gown and interview portions, with the winners being crowned during the finals competition on Saturday.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday (preliminaries) and Saturday (finals)

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $42-$47.25

For more info: www.misssouthcarolinausa.com, www.NorthCharlestonColiseumPAC.com

Studio 300

In honor of its first anniversary, The Alley is celebrating its revival of public bowling in downtown Charleston with a disco party. Inspired by the legendary nightclub Studio 54, the space and its patrons will go back to the ’70s for an evening of disco-infused music spun by Natty Heavy, roller girls, a white Russian bar, open bar, open bowl and more. Serving as a fundraiser for Be a Mentor, a local nonprofit that aims to lay the foundation for success and empower youths to reach their full potential, attendees are strongly encouraged to dress the part, with the best dressed getting in first. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

When: 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday

Where: The Alley Charleston, 131 Columbus St.

Price: $60

For more info: charleston.strangertickets.com/events/10173933/studio-300