February 2018 Calendar

Feb. 1
Night at the Brewseum
Celebrate Mardi Gras at a Night at the Brewseum, an after-hours play date for adults. Enjoy appetizers, local beers, a silent disco and receive Mardis Gras beads. Tickets are $25. 6 to 9 p.m., Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. For more information, visit explorecml.org.

Feb. 2
Good Catch Oysterfest
Enjoy sustainably sourced oysters, small plates and a chili bar at South Carolina Aquarium’s Good Catch Oysterfest. Participating restaurants include Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar, The Boathouse at Breach Inlet and Acme Lowcountry Kitchen. Beer and wine are included in the $50 ticket price. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Visit scaquarium.org for more information.

Feb. 3
Charleston STEM Festival
Encourage children and teens to learn about science, technology, engineering and math in the Lowcountry. Eighty exhibitors provide hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations and family-oriented STEM entertainment. Admission is free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brittlebank Park. Visit charlestonstemfest.org for more information.

Feb. 9
Charitable Society of Charleston Oyster Roast
Enjoy oysters, beer and wine, hot dogs, chili and live music at the Charitable Society of Charleston’s Oyster Roast. Proceeds benefit Windwood Farms, which works to help heal victims of child abuse and neglect. Tickets are $35. 7 to 10 p.m. at the Visitors Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St. For more information, visit facebook.com/CharitableSocietyofCharleston.

Feb. 9 – Feb. 25
Winter Olympics
Cheer on U.S.A. athletes as they go for the gold in figure skating, skiing, ice hockey, snowboarding, bobsledding and curling during the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Opening ceremonies are Feb. 9. The Olympics are broadcast on NBC.

Feb. 10
Diana Krall
Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall comes to the Gaillard Center in support of her newest album, “Turn Up The Quiet,” which celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook. Tickets are $45 to $125. 7:30 p.m. at the Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. For more information visit gaillardcenter.org.

Feb. 10
Mardis Bra
Celebrate Mardis Gras in the parking lot at Triangle Char & Bar and support the Undergarment Society, which provides new bras and underwear to women escaping domestic violence and to girls in foster care. Tickets are $25 and include food and drinks as well as live entertainment. 12 p.m. at Triangle Char & Bar, 828 Savannah Highway. For more information, visit mardibra2018.eventsmart.com.

Feb. 10
Cork Shuckin’ Oyster Roast
Enjoy an oyster roast with live music, food trucks, beer from Low Tide Brewing, tastings and drinks from Deep Water Vineyard and Firefly Distillery. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Deep Water Vineyard, 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island. For more information, visit www.deepwatervineyard.com.

Whale of a Sale
The Junior League of Charleston is pleased to hold the 44th Whale of a Sale! It is the largest blowout sale in the Charleston area. The event is Saturday February 10, 2018 from 8am-1pm at Founders Hall. 100% of the proceeds will benefit their mission of developing the potential of women and helping those in need in our community. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/191204281617622/

Feb. 11
Chef’s Feast
More than 30 of the area’s most celebrated chefs offer small bites to raise funds to fight childhood hunger. 6 p.m. North Charleston Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Drive. For more information, visit www.lowcountryfoodbank.org.

Feb. 16-18
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
Celebrate wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education and sporting demonstrations. Highlights include the Fine Art Gallery at Belmond Charleston Place, three performances by animal ambassador Jack Hanna at the Gaillard Center as well as the Sporting Village and DockDogs competition at Brittlebank Park. A three-day general admission ticket is $50, or purchase single-day tickets for $25 for Friday and Saturday and for $15 on Sunday. Visit sewe.com for schedules and venues.

Feb. 22
Go Red for Women Luncheon
Olympic gold-medal swimmer Dana Vollmer is the keynote speaker at this year’s Go Red for Women luncheon sponsored by the American Heart Association and MUSC Health. Tickets are $125. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sterling Hall at Hyatt Place + Hyatt House, 560 King St. For more information, visit charlestongoredluncheon.heart.org.

Feb. 23
Mavis Staples
The legendary Mavis Staples comes to the Gaillard Center to support her new album, “Livin’ on a High Note (Anti-).” Tickets are $20 to $85. 7:30 p.m., Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. For tickets, visit gaillardcenter.org.

Feb. 28 – March 4
Charleston Wine + Food
This year’s festival features 40 local and guest chefs and 150 local and guest beverage experts, 32 dinners and 20 signature events. New this year are brunches and a North Charleston Night Bazaar. Tickets and venues vary. Visit charlestonwineandfood.com for schedules.