Lowcountry Oyster Festival
The largest oyster festival in the world is back in Charleston. Ready to do some shucking? Enjoy live music on the main stage by Andrew Beam and the Bluestone Ramblers, raw oyster eating and shucking contests, wine, a selection of domestic and imported beers and more. Check online for a full schedule of events.
Feb. 6. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $22/general admission; Free/kids 10 and under. Boone Hall Plantation. 1235 Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant. lowcountryhospitalityassociation.com/oyster-fest
Colour of Music Festival
In recognition of Black classical composers, the Colour of Music Festival is hosting history-making events that showcase masterworks by acclaimed composers like William Grant Still and George Walker, who received the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1996. Multiple events are scheduled at various venues across the peninsula. All patrons must present a fully vaccinated and boosted vaccination card for entry and an issued KN95 mask issued by festival organizers must be worn throughout all performances. Check online for a full schedule.
Feb. 2-5. Event times vary. Ticket prices vary. Colour of Music Festival. Various locations. Downtown. colourofmusic.org
Reading Partners virtual sessions
Learn more about the Reading Partners program and virtual volunteer opportunities with this series of virtual community information sessions. Reading Partners is short on volunteers due to the rise in COVID cases making more people more hesitant to be out in the community. But with its brand-new online volunteer program, volunteers can make a huge impact without ever leaving their home.
Feb. 9. 5:30 p.m. Free to attend. Reading Partners. Virtual. readingpartners.org
Winged Sculptures exhibition
Public Works Art Center presents the first West Gallery exhibition of 2022, Winged Sculptures, a collection by Van Keuren Marshall. Marshall sculpts a broad range of birds, working primarily with basswood to carve and burn intricate feather details in the decorative style of bird sculpture.
Feb. 2-9. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free to attend. Public Works Art Center. 135 West Richardson Ave. Summerville. publicworksartcenter.org
Curl like an Olympian
Your road to the Olympics might start with the Charleston Curling Club. Instructors will get you warmed up, walk you through different techniques and facilitate a short game at this quick introductory event. No experience, skates or equipment needed, just some warm clothes (that ice gets cold, y’all).
Feb. 5. 7-9 p.m. $45/person. Carolina Ice Palace. 7665 Northwoods Blvd. North Charleston. charlestoncurlingclub.com
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