Wednesday

Barn Jam

What: Enjoy music from Wire and Wood, Prettier Than Matt, Aaron Woody Wood and Wesley Cook. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

When: 6-10 p.m.

Where: Sewee Outpost, 4853 N. Highway 17, Awendaw

Price: Free

MORE INFO: http://awendawgreen.com

Thursday

Small Business Lunch at Halls

What: Post and Courier Editor and Publisher Bill Hawkins will be the featured speaker at the Feb. 2 Small Business Lunch at Halls. Each month, Small Business Lunch at Halls features a distinguished speaker from the business, civic or political arenas upstairs at Halls Chophouse with imaginative mid-day cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Matthew Niessner.

When: Noon

Where: Halls Chophouse, 434 King St.

Price: $28

More Info: 303-1113 or http://www.smallbusinesslunchathalls.com

Friday

Free film screening: 'NY Export: Opus Jazz'

What: Set to a jazz score and abstract urban backdrops, this film tells the story of disaffected urban youth through blending ballet, jazz and ballroom dancing with Latin, African and American rhythms.

When: 8-9 p.m.

Where: Recital Hall College of Charleston, 54 St. Philip St.

Price: Free

More Info: 953-4422 or http://halsey.cofc.edu/events

Saturday

Palmetto Pride Clean Up Day

What: Join Nature Adventures to help clean up boat landings in the national forest.

Where: U.S. Forest Service Francis Marion National Forest Headquarters, 2967 Steed Creek Road, Huger

Price: Free

More Info: 568-3222 or http://www.KayakCharlestonSC.com

Save the Light Half-Marathon & 5K

What: Support the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse by Save the Light. The event starts and finishes near the pier on Folly Beach. First-place prize for top male, top female and top mixed team.

When: 8:30 a.m.

Where: Holiday Inn Charleston- Tides Folly Beach, 1 Center St., Highway 171 South

More Info: 633-0099 or http://www.actioncarolina.com/stl.html

Mardi Gras Ball Masque MMXII

What: This year's Royal Ball Masque MMXII will be lead by Lt. Brian Brennan, a double amputee and an Iraqi Freedom veteran. He will be joined by Academy Award-nominated actor Tom Berenger, who will serve as Grand Duke. The ball is open to adults 18 and over.

When: 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

Where: Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St.

Price: $150, includes open bar and food

More Info: 437-1519 or http://kreweofcharleston.org