My Charleston Weekend: Jan. 29-Feb. 4

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, in collaboration with the Charleston Music Hall, will again present an “intimate evening of music” at this year’s Groundhog Day Concert.

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, in collaboration with the Charleston Music Hall, will present an “intimate evening of music” on Groundhog Day featuring some of Charleston’s finest locally and nationally recognized musical acts. In what promises to be a special gathering, the benefit concert will feature music by The Opposite of a Train (Bill Carson, Nathan Koci and Ron Wiltrout) along with performances by Owen Beverly, Jack Burg, John Cobb, Michael Flynn, Clint Fore, Joel Hamilton, Kevin Hamilton, Lindsay Holler, Rachel Kate Gillon, Jonathan Gray, Mark Sterbank and Stephanie Underhill. The night also will feature a special cameo performance from Mr. Bonetangles and puppeteer Will Schutze.

When: Saturday, doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Price: $15-$50

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Two great American singer-songwriters, Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett, will share the stage this week at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center for a night of “Songs & Stories.” Lovett, a country singer-songwriter, has recorded 13 albums and released 21 singles, netting four Grammy Awards in the process. Gill, a country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, has recorded more than 20 studio albums and has charted more than 40 singles on the U.S. Billboard charts. Honored by the Country Music Association with 18 CMA Awards, including two Entertainer of the Year awards and five Male Vocalist Awards, Gill also has earned 20 Grammys Awards, more than any other male country music artist. With such accolades between the two of them, An Evening with Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett is sure to be one to remember.

When: Friday, doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $57-$67

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Chase After a Cure is a fundraising event that aims to raise awareness about childhood cancer, specifically neuroblastoma, and funds childhood cancer research at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital. This year’s event will transport attendees to the “City of Lights” with a theme of “An Evening in Paris.” The black-tie optional gala will feature food from local restaurants, an open bar, and a live and silent auction. The evening’s entertainment will be provided by Charleston vocalist Quiana Parler.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.

Price: $125

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The Brain Injury Association of S.C. is inviting shuckers and shaggers to its fourth annual Shuck-A-Rama Oyster Roast. Attendees are encouraged to bring their shagging shoes as beach music will be provided and dancing is encouraged. The fundraiser also will include an unlimited amount of fresh oysters, food for non-oyster lovers, beer, wine and soft drinks. All proceeds will benefit the Brain Injury Association of S.C., the state’s only nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children and adults with brain injuries and their families. The event is for adults only.

When: 5-8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Gold Bug Island, 1560 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: $40 in advance, $45 at the door

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The Isle of Palms Exchange Club will host its 17th annual oyster roast fundraiser this weekend on Hamlin Creek. The event will feature all-you-can-eat single selects oysters, chili, hot dogs, barbecue, shag dancing and a silent auction. All proceeds will go to fund scholarships for students east of the Cooper.

When: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: IOP Exchange Club, 201 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms

Price: $30 in advance, $35 the day of the event

For more info: 886-8489 or

This weekend, Legare Farms and the 7th SC Infantry will present the 11th annual Battle of Charleston. This year, the two-day event will be a living military timeline featuring pirates, Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam War history and skirmishes. As this year’s event is a timeline, each day will feature three battles. The Civil War skirmish will be held at noon, WWII combat at 1 p.m. and the Vietnam fire fight will be at 2 p.m. Gates will open at 10 a.m. and folks are invited to explore the camps before the battles begin.

When: Saturday-Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m.

Where: Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Road, Johns Island

Price: $10, $5 for children ages 11 and under

For more info: 559-0788 or