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This Weekend in Charleston January 16-18

Friday, January 16th

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Charleston Restaurant Week 2015

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Charleston Restaurant Week ends this Sunday, January 18th so be sure to stop in one of over 100 participating restaurants in the area for special fixed menus showcasing featured Lowcountry dishes. Enjoy discounted prices and specials throughout the weekend with restaurants participating  all around the Holy City including Sullivans Island, Summerville, West Ashley, James Island, Folly Beach, North Charleston and Johns Island.

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MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS LOGO LANDSCAPE

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Moonlight and Magnolias: Join The Flowertown Players for a fun, farcical look at the behind-the-scene birth of one of the most beloved films of all time. 1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel.

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Saturday, January 17th

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The Cocktail Club is helping us learn how to make bar-worthy drinks at home. The Saturday cocktail class will feature concoctions using whiskey, hot buttered rum, and other liquors, led by Jeremiah Schenzel, Matt Soeder, and Ryan Welliver. The mixologists will take guests through the making of several beverages — like the Apple of my Rye — step-by-step.[/ezcol_2third_end] [ezcol_1third]

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Come out to the Johns Island Farmers Market for fresh, organically grown produce from local vendors in the Lowcountry. There will be an assortment of produce varying from fresh baked breads, organically grown eggs, local seafood and even all natural food for pets. The Johns Island Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and admission is free. [/ezcol_2third_end] [ezcol_1third]

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The band Shovels and Rope is coming off fresh eye-opening performances last year at events like the Newport Folk Festival, Coachella and Lollapalooza. Mississippi-born, Nashville-bred Cary Ann Hearst and Texas-born, Colorado-raised Michael Trent forged singular paths as solo artists before connecting – both musically and personally – in Charleston, South Carolina. Catch them live at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center at 7p.m.  Check out their appearance on David Letterman just a few nights ago:

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Sunday, January 18th

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Support Fields to Families at our 5th Annual Oyster Roast! Enjoy delicious food and great music. BYOB event. $20/per person advance, $25/per person at the door. These events are a great way to meet fellow volunteers and Fields to Families staff, and the proceeds go directly towards our mission of feeding the hungry.

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Chucktown Chow: Charleston Coffee Roasters: Come join Lowell Grosse, president of Charleston Coffee Roasters, for an eye-opening lesson on the fascinating world of coffee. He will lead a cupping of various coffees from different countries to highlight how differences in climate and terroir can affect taste. He will also demonstrate proper tasting methods and speak about the roasting process and how beans are selected.

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Monday, January 19th Martin Luther King Day 

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Martin Luther King Day Events: Tommy Baker, CEO of Baker Motor Company, is grand marshal for the MLK Holiday Parade, featuring more than 150 parade units of marching bands, businesses, civic and church groups. Sponsored by the YWCA Greater Charleston. The MLK Holiday Parade will be televised LIVE by WCBD TV 2. Parade forms at Burke High school then proceeds east to Ashley Ave., north to Sumter St., east to King St. and ends at Marion Square downtown Charleston. To enter a unit in the parade contact YWCA at 843-722-1644.[/ezcol_2third_end]