This week was a little rough. And if you’re like us, it was your first full week back since December too, and we could not be happy to see Friday. So now we’re going to celebrate like woah and make our Monday just that more miserable.

Friday Try and say Shteyngart three times fast while hopping on one foot. It’s impossible. Good thing you only have to say it twice when author Gary Shteyngart makes two appearances around town. The first at the Charleston Library Society and the other at the Wells Fargo Auditorium at the College of Charleston.

Head out on the town and get some deals with your eats during Restaurant Week.

Trucks smashing into things seems like a good way to deal with the stress of your week. And you can do it twice since the jam is on Saturday too. 

If the only French you know is “Voulez-vous couchez aver moi?” that’s OK because the French film Bienvenue Parmi Nous has subtitles.

The weekend is the perfect time for some culture, like the symphony. Charleston Symphony Orchestra performs Symphonie Fantastique

Botched your New Year’s Eve? Now you have a chance to re-do it at the Rewind NYE party. 

Saturday Nothing is more American than football and patriotism. Thankfully we’ve got the Medal of Honor Bowl.

Shuck some oysters at Patriots Point. And here’s a hint, there’s a coupon for free admission in this week’s City Paper.

See artist Joe Strand’s pop-art at King Dusko.

Park Circle Film Society is showing their winter program of shorts. 

Sewee Outpost does what they do best with some live music, but this time they’re upping their game and throwing in some oysters. 

Tired of being good in 2014 already? Dancefx has you covered with Naughty New Year.

Sunday Didn’t get your oyster roast fill? There’s another one at Bowens Island.

Get the lowdown on spending in the government during the PRICELE$$ screening at Cinebarre. Just be sure to buy your ticket ahead of time since they won’t be sold at the door. 

Another Sunday, a new comedy show. The Tin Roof hosts comedians performing impersonations of famous men and women. Hopefully it doesn’t get too awkward.

Of course there’s always Second Sundays to help pass the day.

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