Weekend Roundup: Six more weeks of awesome 

Events for the weekend of Feb. 5-7

click to enlarge Levi's Stadium hosts Super Bowl 50 on Sunday

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Levi's Stadium hosts Super Bowl 50 on Sunday

It's a super weekend for the Big Game, wouldn't you agree? Sun's out, live music's a'strummin' and there are plenty of places to get your drink on. It's a lovely weekend in South Carolina, y'all.

Friday

We know that the book is always better than the movie but what about the play? Decide for yourself with Threshold Repertory Theatre's production Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck and directed by Chris Weatherhead. Performances run Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

If you're looking for an outing with dad this weekend (or any other hunting aficionado in your life), check out the Hunters Habit: a collection of hunting firearms and accoutrements at the Charleston Museum. The collection showcases firearms, decoys, and clothing used by Charleston Settlers. You can see it from 9-5 Fri. and Sat. and 12-5 on Sun.

Redux is always hosting the coolest bands, artists, and events but this combo is one you may not be able to find anywhere else. A Night at the Planetarium will featuring Grace Joyner, Hailey Shaw, and The Lovely Few playing meteor shower inspired electronic pop accompanied by an audio-visual show by Fort Psych a.k.a. Chris Tollack and Jordan Young. Things get trippy from 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Who says you have to wait until next weekend for a romantic night out? Take your sweetie to see jazz singer and pianist Danielle Gasparro in an hour-long candle lit performance starting at 8 p.m. at Satsang Yoga studio.

What do you get when you combine six performers with one bucket of improv games? Funny Bucket at Theatre 99, duh. The laughs start at 8 p.m.

It's the first weekend of February so to celebrate the Broad Street Merchant Association is hosting First Friday from 5-8 p.m. Hit up the galleries and boutiques for refreshments, fashion, sculptures, jewelry, and art.

Palmetto Loading Dock Series is back again with a full set list including Sally & George, Carey Murdoch, and the Cory Hunt band. Food will be available for purchase from the Short Grain truck, all the fun kicks off at 6 p.m.

Cheer on your Stingrays tonight as they take on the Brampton Beast at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum

Saturday

It's the first weekend of Black History Month and Middleton Place is celebrating with 'Beyond the Fields' walking tours and an exhibit in Eliza's House. Tours run daily from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hey smarty-pants, thought you would want to know that the Charleston STEM Festival is back this year and bigger than ever. Presentations from local tech companies, solar cooking, coding, rocket science, food trucks, and slime all hosted by comedian Chris Duffy. And it's free. You'd be dumb not to go.

You heard it from sweet lil' Punxsutawney Phil, spring is here and we are celebrating with the Halsey Institute's annual concert Groundhog Day IV. With more great bands than I could name, the event is a must see for the weekend. Show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are available online, at the box office, or at the door.

Charleston, we know you take great pride in this city and the surrounding wilderness, so we are calling on you to help out with the Francis Marion National Forest clean-up day. The work begins at 8 a.m. but don't worry, free lunch is provided afterward.

Have no fear, oyster roast season is nowhere near over. Barbeque Joint is celebrating their 8th anniversary with an all-you-can-eat oyster roast and bluegrass block party. There is something for everyone with kids activities such as face painting and crafts and cornhole and live music by Palmetto Blue band, HoneySmoke, and Cane Creek String Band for the adults.

Get as close to Bourbon Street as possible without jumping on a plane by heading over to Center street for the 9th annual FollyGras. The event kicks off with a parade at noon followed by a party in the streets that includes drinks and food from local restaurants and music from Gaslight Street, Soul Fish, Shakin' Martinis, Jordan Igoe, Ashes of Old Ways, and the Nick Clyburn band.

Celebrate your best friend at Doggie Day at the IOP rec center. There will be photo ops, vaccinations, licenses, and an opportunity for your pup to enter the dog show. Good times roll at 9 a.m. and all dogs are welcome.

Lace up your sneaks and hit the pavement for The Go Red 5K Run and Walk to benefit the American Heart Association Go Red Campaign. The race begins at 9 a.m. at James Island County Park.

Oysters, wine, and Firefly can only mean one thing, Cork Shuckin' Festival is back at the Firefly Distillery from 1-5 p.m. There will be food for purchase from food trucks, beverages and spirit tastings, and live music from Don Merkle and the Blacksmiths. Oh and a laser skeet shoot, you can't miss that.

Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is here and everyone in town is hoping our Panthers can bring home the W. Celebrate at the Alley and enjoy their drink specials including $4 Carolina Sky Blue beer and a featured Colorado brew.

Yes, the big game is in California but we can celebrate like we are at the tailgate with the Big Game party at the Roost. Big screen TV's, an ice luge, jello shots, wings, and bucket specials running all day.

Panthers and Bronco fans are welcome at Bay Street Biergarten for Super Bowl 50. There will be beer and wing specials, a wing-eating contest and beer pong tournament that involve cash prizes. Get there around 3p.m. for a spot at a booth or bar.

Okay, one more Bowl viewing venue for the football fanatics. The Rusty Rudder kicks off their party at 4 p.m. and for a $50 ticket price you get food from the big game menu, beer, wine and liquor, and live music from the Larry David Project.

Support James Island Charter's Pride of the Island Band and fill your belly with all the oysters you can eat. Get some tix and head over to Bowen's Island from 1-4 p.m. for the festivities and live music from the V-tones.

If football and oysters aren't your scene then you can head over Flowertown Theatre for a classic RomCom Barefoot in the Park. This production is running through next weekend but catch it early with a 3 p.m. showing this Sunday.

Time to amp up your crafting skills before you start making those Valentines for your boo. Go to the experts at Artist and Craftsman Supply Uptown for their Coffee and Crafts II to learn the basics in hand lettering. The class runs from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and RSVP's are appreciated.



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