Photo by Andrew Cebulka

Charleston Restaurant Week 

Catch the last five days of Charleston Restaurant Week and take advantage of special deals that won’t break the bank. More than 50 Charleston eateries offer classic Lowcountry favorites, seafood-centric menus, steakhouse fare and diverse ethnic cuisine. Participating restaurants feature prix fixe dinner menus with multiple courses as well as brunch and lunch options. Check online for a full list of restaurants and deals. 

Jan. 18-22. Various Times. Various Locations.

Third Thursday at Public Works Art Center

Soak up some good vibes at Public Works Art Center’s Third Thursday. Guests can wander through the Studio Artists Exhibition, displaying portrait photography and multidimensional mixed media creations, and the South Gallery, showing fabric and clay sculpture work by visual artist Will Thornton (also known as “Smug Lips”). Enjoy light refreshments during the reception and get a chance to meet some of the featured artists. 

Jan. 19. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Public Works Art Center. 135 W. Richardson Ave. Summerville.

Charleston Vintage Market

Head to the first Charleston Vintage Market of 2023 featuring more than 40 vendors Browse everything from art and home decor to vintage clothing and house plants. Enjoy food and drinks from The Whale, Banging Vegan Eats, Deadlow Coffee, Blackout Burger and Sweetgrass Vodka. Dogs are welcome

Jan. 21. 12-4 p.m. The Refinery. 1640 Meeting Street Road. Downtown.

School of the Arts Orchestra’s oyster roast

Dig in to all-you-can-eat oysters at this family friendly event benefiting Charleston County School of the Arts High School Orchestra. Enjoy live music, barbecue, hot dogs, a chili cookoff and silent auction. If you don’t have a chance to attend, you can still donate to the fundraiser online to support the next generation of instrumentalists and musicians. 

Jan. 22. 3-6 p.m. $15-$25. Bowens Island Restaurant. 1870 Bowens Island Road. James Island.

Gullah Geechee art exhibition 

Don’t miss the Collectively Disconnected multimedia exhibit by Lowcountry folk artist Arun Drummond on display until March 31. Drummond’s work celebrates the Gullah Geechee culture of South Carolina’s sea islands with simplistic, colorful paintings layered with sweetgrass designs. His art pieces can be found at the Charleston City Market downtown. 

Jan. 18-March 31. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $10-$20. Brookgreen Gardens. 1931 Brookgreen Drive. Murrells Inlet.

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