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Holiday Pub Crawl

Holiday Pub Crawl

Visit historic taverns; feast on holiday treats; and sip a pint of local craft beer, Christmas ale, or another beverage of your choosing on this pub crawl through downtown Charleston. Local guides lead attendees to four pubs on the two-and-a-half-hour crawl—based on similar European brew-hopping ventures—sharing tales of pirates, patriots, and presidents who once roamed the cobblestone streets. A portion of all proceeds benefits MUSC Children’s Hospital. Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub, 160 Church St. Daily, 1pm, 4pm, & 7pm. $30. (843)577-5535, www.pubtourcharleston.com

December 1, 2016 - 1:00pm to January 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Dunleavy’s Pub Polar Bear Plunge

Dunleavy’s Pub Polar Bear Plunge

Start off your New Year in the coolest way possible—by diving into the Atlantic! Grab a team of friends to take the plunge while raising money for Special Olympics South Carolina. Hot food and beverages are available for all.Dunleavy’s Pub, 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. Sunday, 11am-2pm. Free. (843)883-9646, www.so-sc.org

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Holiday Pub Crawl

Holiday Pub Crawl

Visit historic taverns; feast on holiday treats; and sip a pint of local craft beer, Christmas ale, or another beverage of your choosing on this pub crawl through downtown Charleston. Local guides lead attendees to four pubs on the two-and-a-half-hour crawl—based on similar European brew-hopping ventures—sharing tales of pirates, patriots, and presidents who once roamed the cobblestone streets. A portion of all proceeds benefits MUSC Children’s Hospital. Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub, 160 Church St. Daily, 1pm, 4pm, & 7pm. $30. (843)577-5535, www.pubtourcharleston.com

December 1, 2016 - 1:00pm to January 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub
 
 
Emerging Leaders Awards Gala

Emerging Leaders Awards Gala

The South Carolina-based Southeastern Chamber of Commerce (SCC) recognizes outstanding regional industries—from hospitality to healthcare services to banking—at this black-tie gala. The evening begins with a networking session and is followed by a cocktail reception, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and an awards ceremony. Proceeds benefit the SCC, a nonprofit devoted to improving businesses and tourism throughout the Southeast region. Harborside East, 28 Bridgeside Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 6-10pm. $65.50; $45.50 chamber member. (843)556-2863, www.southeasternchamber.org

January 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Charleston Marathon

Charleston Marathon

More than 4,000 runners race into the New Year at full speed at the seventh annual Charleston Marathon. This weekend-long event includes full and half marathons, a 5K, bike ride, youth marathon, and a health and fitness expo. Proceeds benefit Engaging Creative Minds, a local nonprofit that works to provide creative learning opportunities for tri-county students. Locations & times vary. $110-$100 marathon; $90-$80 half-marathon; $35-$30 5K; $40-$35 bike ride. (843)300-7500, www.charlestonmarathon.com

January 13, 2017 - 8:00am to January 15, 2017 - 8:00am
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Save the Light Oyster Roast

Save the Light Oyster Roast

Brighten up your weekend with Save the Light’s annual oyster roast. Dedicated to restoring and protecting the Morris Island Lighthouse, this nonprofit hosts its annual oyster roast at Bowens Island to raise funds to help preserve this beautiful Charleston landmark. Bowens Island, 1870 Bowens Island Rd. Sunday, 2-5pm. $35-$30. (843)633-0099, www.savethelight.org

January 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Justin Willman

Justin Willman

Dubbed by Playboy as the ”freshest and funniest magician working today,” Justin Willman has appeared on Conan, Ellen, and The Tonight Show. Willman brings his jokes and tricks to the Charleston stage for the first time ever, raising money for local nonprofit Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary. One-hundred percent of the proceeds suppport the organization, which provides shelter, medical care, and adoption services to hundreds of animals in the underserved areas of Hollywood and Ravenel. Sottile Theatre, 50 George St. Saturday, 8-10pm. $35. www.willmantickets.com

January 14, 2017 - 8:00pm
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Charleston Marathon

Charleston Marathon

More than 4,000 runners race into the New Year at full speed at the seventh annual Charleston Marathon. This weekend-long event includes full and half marathons, a 5K, bike ride, youth marathon, and a health and fitness expo. Proceeds benefit Engaging Creative Minds, a local nonprofit that works to provide creative learning opportunities for tri-county students. Locations & times vary. $110-$100 marathon; $90-$80 half-marathon; $35-$30 5K; $40-$35 bike ride. (843)300-7500, www.charlestonmarathon.com

January 13, 2017 - 8:00am to January 15, 2017 - 8:00am
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Charleston Riverdogs Hot Stove Banquet & Auction

Charleston Riverdogs Hot Stove Banquet & Auction

Keep the spirit of baseball alive in the off-season at the Charleston RiverDogs’ 13th annual Hot Stove Banquet benefitting baseball scholarship funds at The Citadel, College of Charleston, and Charleston Southern. This year, sports fans have the chance to bid (online through January 20) on a meet-and-greet with Hall of Fame pitcher—and banquet keynote speaker—Tom Glavine. At 4 p.m. the day of the event, 30 winners socialize with Glavine at a private reception with photo and autograph opportunities. The evening program begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction, followed by a cocktail hour and seated dinner. Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd. Friday, 6pm. $75. (843)577-3647, www.riverdogs.com

January 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Charlie Post Classic

Charlie Post Classic

Now in its 34th year, Charleston Running Club’s signature event honors the memory of Dr. Charlie Post, an area runner, triathlete, and family physician. Opt for a 5K or 15K course through scenic Sullivan’s Island and help fund a scholarship in Post’s memory through the athletic department of the College of Charleston. Fish Fry Shack, Middle St. & Station 15, Sullivan’s Island. Saturday, 8:30am. $40-$30. www.charlestonrunningclub.com

January 28, 2017 - 8:30am
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Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Since 1982, this celebration of oysters has been a highlight of the Lowcountry’s calendar. Doubling as a full-day feast and a fundraiser for multiple local charities, the festival hauls in a whopping 80,000 pounds of bivalves, plus a  ”food court” highlighting local landubber favorites. In addition to the eats, guests enjoy beer, wine, live music, and two oyster-related contests—one for shucking, and one for eating. Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 10am-5pm. $25-$17. (843)853-8000, www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com

January 29, 2017 - 10:00am
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