Family Circle Cup

Billed as the largest women's-only tournament in the world, the Family Circle Cup will kick-off its 42nd year this weekend with the Draw Ceremony on the Grand Lawn, where players will find out who they will compete against. With a field that includes Venus and Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic, Sara Errani and Sloane Stephens, among others, the tournament is sure to satisfy tennis enthusiasts. In addition to the tennis, the event also includes numerous family-friendly activities, including a family weekend Saturday and Sunday that will include balloon artists, face painting, magicians, jump castles, climbing wall and more. Monday will see the inaugural Ladies Day Out, while numerous other promotions will be held later in the week. Happy Hour will be held Tuesday through April 4 and feature drink specials, tastings and live music.

When: Saturday-April 6

Where: Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island

Price: $10-$100 for individual events; $60-$525 for ticket packages

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Spring Jam Music Fest

Presented by 105.5 The Bridge, the second annual Spring Jam Music Fest returns to Brittlebank Park for a full day of live music. Going from two days to one, this year's event will feature 10 bands on two stages with side-show performances and an Arts & Goods Village. With an eclectic line-up of bands from across the U.S., performers include The Wild Feathers, Saints of Valory, Kopecky Family Band, The Dead 27s, Brave Baby, The Weeks, Space Capone, Possum Jenkins and Death of Paris. Augustana, known for the songs "Boston" and "Sweet and Low," will be kicking off its spring tour at Music Fest.

When: Saturday, gates open at noon

Where: Brittlebank Park on Lockwood Boulevard

Price: $25 in advance, $33 the day of the show

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The Oak Ridge Boys

Bringing four decades of charted singles and 50 years of tradition to the stage, The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. With four-part harmonies and upbeat songs, the group has produced dozens of country hits and a No. 1 pop hit. Having won awards at the Grammys, the Dove Awards, the Country Music Association and American Music Awards, The Oak Ridge Boys' hits include "Elvira," "Bobbie Sue," "Dream On," "Thank God For Kids" and "American Made."

When: Thursday, doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $36-$56

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'Philly Soul'

The North Charleston Pops! will close out its second season this weekend with the "Philly Soul" show. The concert will pay tribute to the "Philadelphia Sound, a style of soul music born in the late '60s and '70s and characterized by lush orchestra arrangements, sweeping strings and piercing brass." Featuring The Rewinders and Retro Singers, "Philly Soul" will include songs from the O'Jays, the Delfonics, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, the Stylistics, the Spinners, Hall and Oates, and more.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $15 -$35

For more info: 202-2787 or

'All We Need is Love' Party

The Charleston Animal Society's latest event will celebrate a "No Kill Community" and the 50th anniversary of The Beatles debut in America. Promising to not be a "run-of-the-mill charitable fundraiser," CAS says there will be no silent or live auctions and no other activities to continue raising money throughout the event, but rather the atmosphere will be much like an intimate concert. Featuring HELP!, a Beatles cover band, attendees are encouraged to dress in '60s-style attire. All funds from the event will support Toby's Fund, CAS's fund to address the medical needs of ill, injured, abused and suffering animals.

When: 6:30-11 p.m. Thursday

Where: Hibernian Hall, 105 Meeting St.

Price: $272 per couple

For more info: 747-4849 or

'Come Get the Message'

The Center for Women will throw a special event titled "Come Get the Message," a "rededication of sorts," that promises some special surprise happenings. The nonprofit, a women's development organization, will host this benefit gala, which will feature food provided by 10 local restaurants and caterers, an open bar and live music by Lily Slay.

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: The Lighthouse at Shem Creek, 100 Church St., Mount Pleasant

Price: $45 individual, $75 couple

For more info: 763-7333 or

'Fete de la Musique'

Chamber Music Charleston will host its annual benefit with the aim of capturing the spirit of 19th-century Charleston. "Fete de la Musique" will feature an open bar and gourmet food, a brief chamber music concert, a live auction, and a desert and drinks "au revoir." Guests are encouraged to attend in their best "cocktail chic" attire and to mingle with the Marquis de Lafayette and other 19th-century figures.

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: The Confederate House, 62 Broad St.

Price: $125

For more info: 763-4941 or