The Temptations and The Four Tops

Two of the most iconic and best-selling vocal groups in American music history will be appearing together in what is sure to be a memorable performance. Having helped define the Motown sound and shape pop and R&B music, The Temptations and The Four Tops are both members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With a song catalogue that includes hits like "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and "My Girl," The Temptations have been selling out shows the world over for more than 40 years. The Four Tops have been performing for more than 60 years and have a slew of hits to their name, including "Baby I Need Your Loving," "Reach Out I'll Be There" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)."

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

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $53-$93

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Folly Gras

"Have a little Mardi Gras fun Folly style!" The traditional Carnival celebration gets a Folly Beach twist as locals and out-of-towners are invited to take part in the seventh annual event. A parade down Center Street will feature folks decked out in costume tossing candy and beads. Food vendors will be on-site and games for the whole family will be set up. Live music will be performed throughout the event by Shakin Martinis, Soulfish, Hungry Monks, Gaslight Street and Hollow Point.

When: 1-5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Center Street, Folly Beach

Price: Free

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Carolina Challenge Cup

The Charleston Battery hosts the 11th edition of the Carolina Challenge Cup over the course of a week, with double-header games beginning this weekend. The four-team round-robin preseason tournament will feature the local Charleston Battery and Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders, appearing for the first time, the Houston Dynamo and U.S. Open Cup champions D.C. United.

When: Saturday, Wednesday and March 1; kickoffs are set for 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

Where: Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive, Daniel Island

Price: $15-$25

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Pork, Pints and Pearls

Having moved to a larger venue, the fourth annual Pork, Pints and Pearls promises to be bigger and better than before. Serving as a fundraiser for Windwood Farm and Family Services, the all-you-can-eat-oyster roast and barbecue party is fit for the whole family. With a petting zoo, train rides and a kid's zone, there will be plenty to entertain the younger members, while live music from dueling bands (Brady Smith and Jefferson Coker Band) is sure to please the adults. The rain date is March 1.

When: 3-7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Grand Lawn of the Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island

Price: $30 for adults, $15 for ages 11-18, $10 for kids 3-10, ages 2 and under get in free

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Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure

Young children and their parents will have three opportunities to catch an interactive performance featuring some of their favorite Disney characters. The Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure show features an original storyline that will see Mickey and Minnie leading the audience on an adventure with the characters from "Sofia the First" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates." Before the adventures take attendees to the magical world of Enchancia and to Never Land, there will be a special interactive pre-show with 6-year-old doctor to toys and stuffed animals, Doc McStuffins.

When: 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m. Friday

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $20-$45; children age 1 and over will need a ticket

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Chefs' Feast

Led by chef Robert Carter of Carter's Kitchen and the Rutledge Cab Company, the 15th annual Chefs' Feast is a collaboration between the Lowcountry Food Bank and nearly 30 of the area's celebrated chefs who will offer up both savory and sweet bites. Promising a "decadent array of food," the event will also include a hosted bar, live big band music from the Ray Michaels Band and a chance to meet the chefs behind the dishes. Proceeds will go to the Lowcountry Food Bank's childhood hunger programs, Kids Cafe, BackPack Buddies, School Pantry and Summer Feeding.

When: 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Exhibit Hall, North Charleston Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $175

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'Such Sweet Strayhorn'

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the city's "own resident big band," kicks off its sixth anniversary season with a tribute to Billy Strayhorn. Known primarily for his collaborative works with Duke Ellington, the tribute show will pay "homage to the music of one of the most underacknowledged composers." Led by trumpeter Charlton Singleton, the band will perform in-house arrangements of "Take The 'A' Train," "Chelsea Bridge," "Johnny Come Lately" and "Lush Life."

When: Saturday, with two sets performed at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Price: $30-$45 for adults, $25-$40 for seniors 65 and older; student ticket rates vary

For more info: or 641-0011

Mardi Paws

The Feline Freedom Coalition, deemed "South Carolina's only shelter/sanctuary dedicated to the needs of community cats," is pulling out all the stops for Mardi Paws, an authentic New Orleans-style oceanfront bash. Revelers are asked to dress in masquerade attire to be transported to "Cat-on Rouge" for a Mardi Gras festival. Attendees will dine on New Orleans-style food, sip on "purr-icanes," wine and beer, indulge in king cake and dance to Zydeco and Cajun music. All event proceeds will support the group's programs that focus on helping homeless and stray cats.

When: 3-7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Citadel Beach House, 4700 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms

Price: $45

For more info: or 737-6170