Mermaid Show

What: The Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaids will perform an aquatic show in the Great Ocean Tank.

When: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. April 18

Where: South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, downtown Charleston

Price: $24.95 adults, $14.95 kids ages 4-12

More Info: 577-3474 or www.scaquarium.org

Pet Vaccine Clinic

What: Pet Helpers offers weekly clinics with low-cost rabies and distemper shots and microchipping.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays

Where: Pet Helpers Spay and Neuter Clinic, 1447 Folly Road, James Island

Price: Various

More Info: 795-1110

Designer Showhouse

What: The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League will host tours and refreshments in an antebellum home featuring modern interior design trends.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18

Where: Showhouse, 67 Rutledge Ave., downtown Charleston

Price: $20

More Info: 723-0020 or www.csolinc.org

Easter Bunny Photos

What: The Easter Bunny will be available for photos with children and their families.

When: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. April 18

Where: Citadel Mall, 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston

Price: Various

More Info: 766-8321 or www.citadelmall.net

'Kitchen Karma'

What: SOL Southwest Kitchen and Tequila Bar will donate $1 from each order of Lola's Steak Skewers and Citrus Margaritas to The First Tee.

When: 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. April 18

Where: Sol Southwest Kitchen and Tequila Bar, 1101 Stockade Lane, Mount Pleasant

Price: Various

More Info: 388-4302 or www.solmtpleasant.com

WID Luncheon

What: Minnie Blackwell, mayor of Hanahan, will speak at this meeting of Women in Defense.

When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18

Where: Doubletree Hotel and Suites, 7401 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston

Price: $25 nonmembers, $20 members

More Info: 256-2065 or www.widpalmettochapter.org

Spring Thing

What: This festival will feature games, jump castles, food and more.

When: 2-4 p.m. April 18

Where: Shaw Community Center, 20 Mary St., downtown Charleston

Price: 50 cents

More Info: 577-5545 or www.charleston-sc.gov

Seniors Shag Lessons

What: Seniors can learn the S.C. state dance through beginners shag lessons.

When: 2 p.m. Fridays

Where: Lowcountry Senior Center, 865 Riverland Drive, James Island

Price: $25 nonmembers, $20 members

More Info: 762-9555 or www.lowcountryseniorcenter.org

Hop Diggity Dog Easter

What: A family-friendly Easter festival.

When: 3-4 p.m. April 18

Where: Arthur W. Christopher Community Center, 265 Fishburne St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 724-7338 or www.charleston-sc.gov

Sweet Tea Storytelling

What: Tim Lowry will present "Post Cards from the Sweet Tea Trail," with stories from local history and southern culture.

When: 3 p.m. April 18

Where: Timrod Library, 217 Central Ave., Summerville

Price: $15

More Info: 324-1366 or www.storytellertimlowry.com

Art Opening

What: There will be an opening cocktail reception for artist Mary Whyte's new "Echo" collection.

When: 5-7 p.m. April 18

Where: Coleman Fine Art, 79 Church St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 853-7000 or www.colemanfineart.com

Historic Pub Strolls

What: Participants will tour Charleston's historic pubs and taverns.

When: 5:30 p.m. Fridays

Where: Washington Square Park, 78 Broad St., downtown Charleston

Price: $20

More Info: 442-7299 or www.charlestonpiratetour.com

Spring Concert Series

What: The Shem Creek Boogie Band will play live music with food and beverages available for purchase.

When: 6-9 p.m. April 18

Where: Freshfields Village Green, 149 Village Green Lane, Johns Island

Price: Free

More Info: 768-6491 or www.freshfieldsvillage.com/events

Pet Helpers Dog Jogs

What: Pet Helpers hosts weekly dog jogs around Hampton Park.

When: 6 p.m. Fridays

Where: Palmetto Brewing Company, 289 Huger St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 795-1110 or www.pethelpers.org

Charity Wine Tasting

What: Participants will sample four wines to benefit a featured local charity or non-profit.

When: 6-8 p.m. Fridays

Where: Ted's Butcherblock, 334 East Bay St., downtown Charleston

Price: $5

More Info: 577-0094 or www.tedsbutcherblock.com

Palmetto Loading Dock Music Series

What: Palmetto Brewing Co. and Awendaw Green present a spring and summer concert series with beer available for purchase.

When: 6-9 p.m. Fridays

Where: Palmetto Brewing Company, 289 Huger St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 937-0903 or www.palmettobrewery.com

'Last of the Lovers'

What: A middle-age, married burn-out tries to revitalize his love life through three disastrous flings in "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers."

When: 7 p.m. April 18

Where: Crabpot Players, 1137 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: $15-18

More Info: 888-303-0763 or www.crabpotplayers.com

Friday Wine Tasting

What: This tasting will focus on wines to compliment Easter dinners.

When: 7 p.m. April 18

Where: The Wine Shop of Charleston, 3 Lockwood Drive, downtown Charleston

Price: $5.50

More Info: 577-3881 or www.thewineshopofcharleston.com

'Other Desert Cities'

What: A memoir writer threatens to expose her family's darkest secrets.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 18

Where: Pure Theatre, 477 King St., downtown Charleston

Price: $18-30

More Info: 723-4444 or www.puretheatre.org

'Sherlock Holmes'

What: Sherlock Holmes must chase a villain through Charleston's past and present.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 18

Where: The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, 164 Church St., downtown Charleston

Price: $24 adults, $22 students and military, $15 kids under 13

More Info: 937-6453 or www.charlestonmysteries.com

'Gershwin at Folly'

What: The musical story of George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward's work on "Porgy and Bess."

When: 7:30 p.m. April 18

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

Price: $38.50 adults, $36.50 seniors, $22.50 students and military

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

Improv Tournament

What: Six teams will compete in the second of three preliminary rounds in this improv comedy tournament, with a chance for audience members to join the competition.

When: 8 p.m. April 18

Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $10

More Info: 853-6687 or www.theatre99.com

'Mannequin'

What: DanceFX, Charleston Dance Project and Entropy Ensemble present a multimedia dance performance in "Mannequin: The American Dream."

When: 8:30 p.m. April 18

Where: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St., downtown Charleston

Price: $10 advance, $15 at the door

More Info: 637-4722 or www.dancefxcharleston.com