Weekend Round-Up: Mollusks and more 

The best events in Charleston Jan. 27-29

Many a mollusk will be eaten on Sunday at the Lowcountry Oyster Festival.

While the name Mac'n at the ‘Drome may conjure visions of mac ‘n' cheese, it is actually a benefit for Mac Leaphart. At the MIll, Bizarro Burlesque's Dolly Dee will celebrate her birthday in the most disgustingly cute way she knows how.

Get some ideas at the Charleston Home and Design Show, or some other ideas at the Charleston Boat Show.

Events like Shuckin' for Andy, the Charleston Heart Ball, the K-9 Casino and Kitty Kat Klub, and the Save Veronica Benefit will raise money for worthy causes.

The Stingrays have three games this weekend, but on Saturday it's Pack the House, so all tickets, whether for good seats or not so good ones, are only $5.

Once again, the Charlie Post Classic 15K and 5K will run through Sullivan's island to raise money for the Charlie Post Scholarship Endowment at the College of Charleston.

Fresh off the heels of another successful Charleston Comedy Fest, Theatre 99 has Blast Off?, The Funny Bucket, and The Have Nots! shows. Or see some stand up at the Tin Roof's Open Mic Comedy Night.

The CSO has two Voices of Baroque concerts (one in Mt. Pleasant, the other downtown), and Charleston Music Fest brings the Poinsett Piano Trio to CofC. Plus the Charleston Jazz Orchestra has Symphonic Swing.

In the dance world, Elite will celebrate their one-year anniversary with a showcase ball, and the students of Homespun Hoops will perform at Spirit Moves.

Behanding in Spokane, The Cay, Five by Tenn, and The Turn of the Screw will continue their runs, while The Lieutenant of Inishmore opens, and there are this-weekend-only performances of Rattlesnake in a Cooler and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day.

The works of Stephanie Patton and Alexandria Baker will be on display at Artisan Tees. At the Ecstasy of Knowing, you'll learn there's more to neon sculptures than beer signs. Dr. Merrill Irvin has a photography show at the Real Estate Studio, and the Art Institute of Charleston presents the interior design-based Living Art.

Watch the mountain drama Angels Crest in Park Circle and be depressed. Meanwhile, the women's and gender studies program at CofC is screening Miss Representation, which may also leave you depressed.

Get out in this glorious January weather at the Big Tree Hike, Down the Island and Back Again, or the Nature Walk on the Awendaw Passage of the Palmetto Trail.

Charleston Youth Company presents The Legends of Dance and The Music of Aida, while SPROUTS has The Frog Prince for the Kids.

Anna Allen will sign Diamond Del's Search for the Crown Jewels at the Mt. Pleasant and West Ashley Wonder Works.

The Glass Onion's Sarah O'Kelley will host a cooking demonstration (featuring recipes from the restaurant's cookbook) at the Coastal Cupboard.

And you won't be able to catch a wave at the Surfrider Foundation's Midwinter Monster Wave Bash, but you'll be able to look at pictures and video of some on an IMAX screen.


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