Things to Do Thursday, January 8, 2015

File/Staff Photo To kick off the oyster season, Crave Kitchen and Cocktails in Mount Pleasant will offer Thursday Oyster Nights for a limited time.

What: Charleston Restaurant Week begins this week and participating restaurants will offer a separate fixed price dinner menu, which will showcase their best dishes at discounted prices. Several restaurants will offer lunch options. Smart phone apps are also available.

When: Restaurants' hours of operation

Where: Over 100 restaurants in all areas of town, including downtown Charleston, Folly Beach, Goose Creek, Isle of Palms, James Island, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Seabrook, Sullivan's Island, Summerville and West Ashley

Price: Fixed price menu, at restaurant's discretion; general range is $20-$40

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What: Enjoy an evening under the stars at The Climbing Wall! Try your favorite route from a different perspective. Equipment is not included in climbing fee.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive

Price: $12-$14. $12 CCR Discount

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What: There will be a reception for concurrent solo exhibits, hosted by artist Alexander Roberts. Roberts presents mixed media works in "Experimentum Crucis," and Dr. Carl Gombert will exhibit his ink drawings that explore complexity and patterns in "Radiant Geometries."

When: 5 -7 p.m. reception

Where: North Charleston City Gallery, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: Free

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What: Jeremy Denk will perform Beethoven's Fifth symphony on piano with Jacomo Bairos conducting.

When: 7:30 p.m.

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

Price: $20-$74

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What: Visit historic taverns and pubs and feast on appetizers and holiday treats, while tasting a pint of local craft beer, Christmas ale or beverage of choice. The guide will tell tales of pirates, prohibition, patriots and presidents who once roamed the Charleston streets. A portion of the proceeds benefit MUSC Children's Hospital.

When: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily through Jan. 10

Where: Rainbow Market Shops, 40 N. Market St., downtown Charleston

Price: $30

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What: Crave Kitchen an Cocktails invites guests to celebrate the oyster season by offering Thursday Oyster Nights for a limited time. There will be premium oysters on the half shell, as well as fried oysters and oysters rockefeller.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Crave, 1968 Riviera Drive, Mount Pleasant

Price: Price of oysters

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What: This week's Thursday Uncorked will feature wines from the U.S. East Coast. Try wines from states you never expected to see produce quality product such as New York State, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: $15

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