My Charleston Weekend: Jan. 16-22

Barry Manilow

“Copacabana (at The Copa)” singer Barry Manilow, “the undisputed No. 1 adult contemporary artist of all time,” will be making a one-night stop in North Charleston for a concert that’s sure to feature a number of his more than 50 Top 40 hits. With songs such as “Mandy” and “Can’t Smile Without You” to his credit, the Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee has released more than 40 albums and has a Grammy, two Emmys, a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination to his credit. Also an active philanthropist, Manilow hopes to bring his Manilow Music Project to the Charleston County School District. Planning to donate a Yamaha piano to launch a local music instrument drive, folks who donate a new or gently used musical instrument to the North Charleston Coliseum box office from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. through Friday will receive two free tickets to Sunday’s show.

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

Where: North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $19.99-$139.99

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Known as country music’s “Gentle Giant,” Don Williams has an impressive history. Scoring at least one major hit every year between 1974 and 1991, the Country Music Hall of Famer has had an impressive 56 records hit the charts; 50 reached the country Top 20, 45 made the Top 10 and 17 went to No. 1. With numerous additional accolades added to his resume throughout the years, Williams released the album “And So It Goes” in 2012 after an eight-year break from recording, a break that many thought was for good. With it he proved he’s still got the magic touch as it became his highest charting country album in 27 years. Since the release of “And So It Goes,” Williams has been touring constantly and he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

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

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Price: $48-$58

For more info: 853-2252 or

In the spirit of community, The Sustainability Institute and the Johns Island Homegrown Farmers Market are kicking off the new year with an oyster roast. Open to all ages, the event will feature all-you-can-eat oysters, a hot dog cart, chili, libations and local bluegrass music. In addition, there will be marshmallow roasting, a hot toddie bar and more. All proceeds will benefit The Sustainability Institute and the Johns Island Farmers Market.

When: 6-9:30 p.m. today

Where: Island Oak Shopping Center, 2817 Maybank Highway, Johns Island

Price: $25, free for members (one free admission per household)

More Info: 529-3416 or

Ever wanted to help set a world record? Well you’ll have your chance this weekend at the Where’s Waldo Bar Crawl. The popular childhood book game jumps right off the pages and into the streets of downtown Charleston as Waldos and Wandas will be filling the Market area for a night of adult fun. Participants are required to dress up (they are trying to set a world record, folks; the number to beat is 3,657) before they head to the check-in tent to receive their wrist band and list of participating venues. From there, Waldos and Wandas will “crawl” from bar to bar to enjoy drink specials and more. The first 500 to check in will get a Where’s Waldo Bar Crawl koozie.

When: Saturday, check-in is from 7-9 p.m.

Where: Market Street and East Bay Street area; there will be a check-in tent

Price: $10

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Girls Rock Charleston has been hard at work rolling out a new after-school program that is launching in a few weeks. To help support that program, they’re throwing a fundraiser to celebrate the kick-off. While the program is for youths, the fundraiser is for those 21 and over. Attendees will enjoy a night of life music from Trophy Wife, Hauswerk and L’Ocean as they bid on raffle items and have the chance to win door prizes. Girls Rock Charleston is an organization that aims to empower girls and transgender youth through music education, DIY media and creative collaboration, teaches participants a number of skills, including DJing, self-defense, the history of music, stage presence and instrument instruction.

When: Friday, doors open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9 p.m.

Where: Local 616, 616 Meeting St.

Price: $5 minimum donation

For more info: www.girlsrock

The Lowcountry Highrollers are kick-starting their 2014 season with a Draft Party. The fierce ladies on eight wheels are back, but things are getting a bit “intense” as all three local roller derby teams, the Ashley Riverdolls, the Holy City Heartbreakers and the Swamp Foxes, are being completely redrafted. As part of the fun, they’re inviting everyone to grab a beer, watch some roller derby footage on the big screen and see how the rosters change.

When: 6-8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Road, West Ashley

Price: Free

For more info: www.lowcountry

One of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area, Restaurant Week offers food fans the opportunity to enjoy prix-fixe menus at participating restaurants. Put on by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, more than 100 restaurants will be serving up prix fixe lunch and dinner menus consisting of three items for one price. This event is popular and reservations are highly recommended.

When: Through Sunday

Where: Various locations

Price: $20-$40

For more info: www.charleston