Who said fun is for the birds? Sometimes, it involves birds. Check out the bird walk on Folly Island. There's also a look at history at the Charleston Museum, some music that's not for the birds but for fish, a performance by Michael Bolton and a parade on Monday's holiday.
In other words, plenty of activities to enjoy this weekend.
Lighthouse Inlet bird walk
What: Participate in a bird walk that will focus on the incredibly diverse northeast end of Folly Island. Once the home of a Coast Guard station, this Heritage Preserve protects maritime forest, beach, dunes and marsh habitats for wildlife. This site boasts one of the largest bird lists in South Carolina.
When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 14
Where: Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, 1750 E. Ashley Ave., Folly Beach
More Info: 843-795-4386, bit.ly/3znJ50t
Conversations with a Curator: Early Days Gallery
What: Celebrate the Charleston Museum's 249th birthday with a tour of the museum's earliest collections.
The Early Days gallery reflects the Museum's long history from its founding in 1773 to the late 20th century. Join Curator of Historical Archaeology Martha Zierden in the Early Days gallery for the story of the museum's institutional history and a closer look at some of its earliest antiquities.
When: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14
Where: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., Charleston
Price: Free with admission
More Info: bit.ly/3FTDUI8
Taste of Folly
What: Celebrate Folly Beach's eclectic beachside cuisine this weekend. The annual event will feature a cocktail competition on Jan. 14 at the Tides and a family-friendly Center Street festival on Jan. 15 with live music, hot-dog-eating and oyster shucking contests, cooking demonstrations and more.
When: 7 p.m. Jan. 14 & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 15
Where: Various venues, Folly Beach
More Info: visitfolly.com/taste-of-folly
What: Traverse scenic trails at Laurel Hill County Park in the Off-Road Duathlon. This beginner-friendly course consists of a 2-mile run, a 7-mile bike, then another 2-mile run.
When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 15
Where: Laurel Hill County Park, 1251 Park West Blvd., Mount Pleasant
More Info: ccprc.com/3263/Off-Road-Duathlon
Snowboard Rail Jam
What: The Mex 1 team will fill the front parking lot with 40,000 pounds of snow for regional and national amateur snowboarders to showcase their best tricks and skills. There will be fun for everyone with live music from the Strawberry Squad, visual effects from Lazer Catcher and multiple outdoor bars and vendors.
When: 5 p.m. Jan. 15
Where: Mex 1 Coastal Cantina West Ashley, 817 St. Andrews Blvd., Charleston
Price: $15-$20, Free for ages 12 & under
More Info: bit.ly/3FTJH0o
What: Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., is where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious repartee and revealing verbal collisions, this play is a touching look at a cast of marvelously amiable characters.
When: 3 p.m. Jan. 16
Where: James F. Dean Theatre, 133 S. Main St., Summerville
Price: $25, $20 military/senior/student
More Info: 843-875-9251, bit.ly/3ivaJS3
Michael Bolton in concert
What: Join Michael Bolton for an evening of timeless hits and a musical journey through pop, rock, soul, standards and even classical.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St., Charleston
More Info: 843-242-3099, email@example.com
What: Sing your heart out at the Tin Roof karaoke night every Sunday from 9 p.m. to midnight.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Road, Charleston
More Info: 843-571-0775, charlestontinroof.com
MLK Day (Virtual) Parade
What: Watch Charleston's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade on WCBD, Channel 2. Because of COVID-19's rapid spread, the event will be virtual.
The parade route, filmed in December, will start at the Citadel and travel around Hampton Park.
When: Noon Jan. 17
Where: Televised on WCBD, Channel 2, Charleston
More Info: 843-722-1644, ywcagc.org/mlk-celebration