Pup Bowl charity and adoption extravaganza

Enjoy an afternoon of adorable puppies and fundraising fun to benefit Charleston Animal Society. The pup football game kicks off at noon, and the event features balloon animals, face painting, live music from The Throwbacks and, of course, the chance to adopt one of the cute football-playing puppies. Pre-register to adopt a player prior to kickoff. After kickoff, puppies are available to adopt on a case-by-case basis. Children 12 years old and younger receive free admission. 

Feb. 11. Noon to 3 p.m. $10. Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. Mount Pleasant.

Two solo exhibits at Park Circle Gallery

Concurrent solo exhibits by Charleston visual artists Dan Jones and Saila Milja-Smyly are on display at Park Circle Gallery through February. Jones unveils photography emphasizing the art that surrounds us every day, revealing a fascination with form, texture and color. Milja-Smyly’s ceramic pieces capture botanical shapes and seek to push the boundaries of the medium with organic forms and rich natural expression. 

Feb. 8-25. Hours and days vary. Free. Park Circle Gallery. 4820 Jenkins Ave. North Charleston.

Be Mine Words & Wine 

Find the perfect love poem or greeting card for your sweetheart and enjoy drinks and bites at neighborhood hangout spot Bar Rollins at the Be Mine Words & Wine event. Charleston poet Jammie Hyuhn’s evocative talent with words will be put to the romantic test as she offers old-school typewriter custom love poems. Graphic designer Margo Garrigues will have a selection of all-occasion greeting cards available if you want to write your love note yourself. 

Feb. 9. 7-9 p.m. Prices vary. Bar Rollins. 194 Jackson St. Downtown.

Creative Mornings with Louise Rakers

Early-bird lecture series and networking group Creative Mornings Charleston pops up yet again to start the day the right way with Louise Rakers, the chef and founder of Nordic Cooking, who will talk about her business and outreach vision. Nordic Cooking is a sustainable food company serving the Charleston area with brunch catering, private chef services and cooking classes. As a bonus, Rakers will cater a plant-based, gluten-free breakfast. 

Feb. 10. 8 a.m. Frothy Beard Brewing. 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Suite 1. West Ashley.

Super Bowl Sunday Party

Step up your Super Bowl Sunday game time with an all-inclusive experience at Mainland Container Kitchen and Bar. Tickets include all-you-can-eat oysters, a selection of beer, wine and well drinks, heavy duty hor d’oeuvres and a dinner buffet. Enjoy a pre-game performance from local ensemble Hans Wenzel & Friends playing soul and alt-country tunes. 

Feb. 12. 1 p.m. $75. Mainland Container Kitchen and Bar. 1528 Ben Sawyer Blvd. Mount Pleasant.

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