Weekend Round-Up: Eating and drinking 

The best events in Charleston, March 4-6

Foodies and winos rejoice: The BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival is on this weekend. You might as well just unbuckle your belt right now.

If you can’t afford W+F tickets, head to the art walk instead. Our top picks: Cinnamonworld at SCOOP, Night by Day at Robert Lange, and A Riff on Nests at Corrigan.

A Fashion Show, featuring designs by Heather Koonse, Michael Wierniki, Shelley Smith, Erin Perkins (a CP contributor), Kim Hines, and Margaret Chandler, takes over the City Gallery on Saturday.

Motor on over to the Texas Roadhouse/Super K-Mart Parking Lot in North Charleston for a car show, which benefits Camp Happy Days.

The Brick House Kitchen is hosting an Artisan and Crafts Market on Saturday. If kayaks are more appealing to you than jewelry and handmade stuffed animals, head to the Kayak and Gear Swap Meet.

Who will win the Carolina Challenge Cup, hosted by the Charleston Battery? Hopefully the team from a Carolina. Take that, Chicago Fire, D.C. United, and Toronto FC. Or check out America’s football when the Carolina Commanders play their first home game of their semi-pro season.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers continues with Southern Stories. Filmmakers Paul Harrill and Ashley Maynor will be there to answer questions. One of their films, Quick Feet, Soft Hands, stars that chick from all those mumblecore movies. You know, the blonde one. And the Greater Park Circle Film Society has Made in China.

There can only be one Last Band Standing. Plus there are Middle Class Rut and Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet shows.

The American Society of Media Photographers hosts Bob Krist, an internationally recognized travel photographer.

Gaslight Art & Wine Gallery has their own Yappy Hour to benefit Doc Williams SPCA. Pedal 4 Pattison’s Spinning Marathon benefits Pattison’s Academy, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has a Scavenger Hunt, Special Olympics has a fun run in Brittlebank Park, and a pig pickin’, oyster roast, and concert will help out the family of Marshall Hoge.

Relay for Life and the Folly Beach Exchange Club host oyster roasts.

There’s lots of great theater offerings this weekend, including Farragut North, Fat Pig, A Lie of the Mind, Out of Sterno, and Superior Donuts.

It’s business in the front, party in the back at the Mullet Haul.

It’s a great weekend for getting secondhand stuff. MOMS Clubs of Mt. Pleasant hosts the Mom to Mom Thrift Sale, and even more exciting is the Re-Trend Women’s Clothing Swap at the Tin Roof. I knew there was a reason why I was holding off on taking my unwanted clothing to Goodwill besides laziness.

There’s Comedy Combat and Improv Riot at Theatre 99.

Our little Chamber Music Charleston is growing up. They celebrate their fifth anniversary with a concert at the Memminger. Meanwhile, Charleston Chamber Opera hosts American Masters, inspired by an exhibit at the Gibbes. La Belle Musique combines music from the Baroque era with an art show, all benefiting the James Simons Elementary School Music Program.

Get all that wedding planning out of the way at Today’s Active Bride Bridal Show.

And while we now know the winners and the losers of the 83rd annual Oscars (the ultimate loser being the show itself considering how awkward it was), you can still see the year’s best films interpreted through dance in CBT’s The Golden Oscar.


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