Talk about 50 shades of gray. The weather seriously got us down this week, but this weekend the sun will be shining and the temperatures rising. Which just means we’ll be taking advantage of all the sunshine we can get and having a pretty kick-ass weekend too boot, from shirtless rugby players to Charleston Comedy Fest, art openings, and live music.

Friday It’s the second to last night of Charleston Comedy Festival. See who’s performing here, and there are still some tickets left for headliner Doug Benson.

After the shows, hit up Mellow Mushroom for the L’after Party.

It’s the opening weekend for Don’t Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell, which tells the tale of how Gone with the Wind went from novel to the screen.

Rachel Kate will perform at the Royal American, along with She Returns From War, Red Mouth, and Matt Woods.

Tyler Boone celebrates his birthday in a big way: with a concert at the Music Farm at the first annual Coast Records Winter Jam.

Flagship hosts an art show curated my Sarah Miller of Michael Mitchell Gallery.

Eyeball Art shows their latest exhibit, Eclectic Minds, in West Ashley.

Saturday  Start your morning with a nice little jog, a 26.2 mile one, at the Fifth Annual Charleston Marathon.

Park Circle Film Society hosts its latest installment of Community Cinema with a screening of A Path Appears.

Learn how to make winter cocktails to help keep you warm through these cold days at the Cocktail Club.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on his accomplishments at the free concert in North Charleston — just remember to get tickets ahead of time.

Get some pro kitchen tips at Zero George’s cooking class.

It’s the last night of the Comedy Fest. But there’s still one more L’after Party to really send if off in style — last year there may have been dancing on the tables. 

Help raise some money for the Charleston Blockade Rugby team by drinking beer served by shirtless players.

Sunday It wouldn’t be a winter weekend in the Lowcountry without an oyster roast. Head to Bowens Island for some bivalves for a cause and help raise money for Fields to Families.

Get ready for next week with some electro-pop and indie rock at The Royal American when E.T. Anderson, SUSTO, and Dear Blanca perform.


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