Weekend Round-Up: Take back the streets 

The best events in Charleston Jan. 17-19

Everyone's bitching about the new Southern Charm trailer that premiered, but we're kinda pumped for it. The reality show — a.k.a. fake — will show our beloved, boozy streets in an aristocratic way. We're just going to keep on keeping on and rule those boozy streets, with or without them. Here are some events to help you celebrate the Holy City you know and love.

Friday Take advantage of the last weekend of Charleston Restaurant Week.

Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight. The CofC Observatory will help you find a star to wish on, the only problem will be determining which star you saw first.

Tom Stoppard's time-traveling masterpiece Arcadia opens tonight at Woolfe Street Playhouse.

Folky-pop takes over the Sparrow with Slayton Johnson and Oh Valentino.

And of course, it's the Charleston Comedy Festival. You've got Alice and Edward, the All Star Jam, a Comedy Marathon, two shots at an Improv Marathon, Moshe Kasher and Leah Bonnema, Myq Kaplin and Zach Sherwin, Reformed Whores, Stand-Up Competition Winners Showcase, and two stand-up showcases.

Saturday Comedians Jeremy McLellan and Hunter Gardner host Barbecue Bingo — with pig-related prizes of course.

It's the Charleston Marathon. And if you're like us, there's no way you're running 26 miles, but you can still cheer on those other masochistic souls.

Kick-off the roller derby season with a party at the Tin Roof.

Burlesque is already risqué, but Moulin Roulette adds a bit of risk to the equation with performers spinning a roulette wheel to determine what their act will be.

Relive your childhood but with an adult twist — alcohol duh — at the Where's Waldo? Bar Crawl.

Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary The Act of Killing just received an Oscar nom, and you can check it out thanks to Park Circle Film Society's screening.

The comedy fest ends tonight but you've still got options. Many of the Friday night shows have encore performances, and there's these two newbies: The Most RACES Show on Earth! and the Festival Finale. Plus there's the after party at Butcher & Bee. So BYOB, party with comedians, and feast into the wee hours.

Sunday A Lowcountry boil and blues music seems like a good way to spend a Sunday.

Mediate your way into a calm week.

Keep Lou Reed's musical spirit alive at the tribute show in his honor.

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