Palmetto Carriage Works Free Day

What: Palmetto Carriage Works will offer free one-hour carriage tours to area residents who provide proof of residency.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Palmetto Carriage Works, 8 Guignard St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 723-8145 or www.palmettocarriage.com

Oyster Festival

What: The self-described "World's Largest Oyster Roast" will feature more than 30 tons of oysters along with live entertainment, contests, kids' activities and more.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: $20 advance, $25 at the door, $100 VIP

More Info: 577-4030 or www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/lowcountry-oyster-festival

Repticon

What: The Charleston Reptile and Exotic Animal Show will feature animal seminars, kids activities, raffles, pet merchandise vendors and more.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Omar Shrine Temple and Convention Center, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: $10 adults, $5 kids ages 5-12, free for kids under 5

More Info: 268-4273 or www.repticon.com/charleston.html

Home + Design Show

What: This convention event will feature construction, design and decor vendors as well as prizes, consultations, a silent auction and more.

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Johnson Hagood Stadium, The Citadel, 68 Hagood Ave., downtown Charleston

Price: $7

More Info: 577-7652 or www.charlestonhomeanddesignshow.com

Charleston Boat Show

What: This three-day event will feature boats, yachts, boating accessories and more for sale, along with special boating exhibits, live entertainment and more.

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston

Price: $9 adults, $5 military, $4 kids ages 4-12, free for kids under 4

More Info: 529-5050 or www.thecharlestonboatshow.com

Benefit Auction

What: Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach will host a fundraiser auction and formal dinner to benefit their efforts to reduce poverty, prevent homelessness and provide education services.

When: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: The Marriot, 170 Lockwood Drive, downtown Charleston

Price: $100

More Info: 559-4109 or www.olmoutreach.org

Poetry Out Loud

What: Local high school winners of the Poetry Out Loud recitation contest will compete to move on to the state competition.

When: 1 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Stern Center Ballroom, College of Charleston, 71 George St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 953-7752 or www.southcarolinaarts.com

Benefit Roast

What: Charleston Trees, a committee of the Charleston Horticultural Society, will host an oyster roast fundraiser with refreshments, live entertainment and more.

When: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Lowndes Grove Plantation, 266 St. Margaret St., downtown Charleston

Price: $40

More Info: 579-9922 or www.chashortsoc.org

'Shirley Valentine'

What: An English housewife frustrated by the confines of domesticity travels to Greece in search of love and adventure.

When: 3 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Charleston Acting Studio, 915 Folly Road, James Island

Price: $20 adults, $18 seniors and military, $16 students

More Info: 795-2223 or www.midtownproductions.org

'Charlotte's Web'

What: A spider helps rescue a pig from ending up on the dinner table in the children's classic.

When: 3 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St., downtown Charleston

Price: $22.50

More Info: 577-7183 or www.charlestonstage.com

Jazz Hymns and Spirituals

What: Local jazz musicians will perform traditional hymns and spirituals.

When: 3-4:30 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, Charleston Southern University, 9200 University Blvd., North Charleston

Price: $15

More Info: 863-7966 or www.csuniv.edu

'Arcadia'

What: Modern scholars find their lives increasingly interwoven with the 19th-century inhabitants of an English country home.

When: 3 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Woolfe Street Playhouse, 34 Woolfe St., downtown Charleston

Price: $30 adults, $28 seniors, $20 students, $15 kids

More Info: 856-1579 or www.woolfestreetplayhouse.com

'Rent'

What: Artists and musicians struggle to survive in New York at the dawn of the AIDS epidemic in this Broadway musical.

When: 3 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: The Flowertown Players, 133 S. Main St., Summerville

Price: $25 adults, $22 seniors and military, $20 students

More Info: 875-9251 or www.flowertownplayers.org

Special Olympics Skate

What: This fundraiser skating session with refreshments and more will benefit the Special Olympics.

When: 3-5 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Hot Wheels Skating Center, 1523 Folly Road, James Island

Price: $10

More Info: 795-7982 or www.so-sc.org

'Mad Gravity'

What: Two artists set up a theater in their home, but realize that an apocalyptic meteor is headed their way.

When: 3 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Chapel Theatre, College of Charleston, 172 Calhoun St., downtown Charleston

Price: $15 general, $10 seniors and students

More Info: 953-5604 or theatre.cofc.edu

Southcoast Symphony

What: The Southcoast Symphony will perform works by Rossini, Chabrier, Weber and Tchaikovsky.

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Bishop England High School, 363 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island

Price: Free

More Info: 870-1616 or www.southcoastsymphony.com

Avondale Restaurant Week

What: Avondale restaurants, including Triangle Char + Bar, Pearlz Little Oyster Bar, Mellow Mushroom, Al Di La, Mex 1, Your Pie and Avondale Wine & Cheese, will offer special prix fixe menus.

When: Jan. 26

Where: Avondale, Savannah Highway, Charleston

Price: Various

More Info: 412-4894

Braise and Brew Dinner

What: This five-course dinner will feature seasonal dishes paired with local and regional craft beers, presented by Middleton Place Restaurant and Holy City Brewing.

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston

Price: $85

More Info: 556-6020 or www.middletonplace.org