Don’t let this cold weather freeze your fun. Plus, it’s supposed to warm up this weekend — hello 70s on Sunday. Mother Nature knows how to treat us. And we plan on re-paying her by frolicking all weekend long.

Friday Warm your hearts with a benefit for Water Mission International at the Art Mecca.

Music and beer warms our souls, and at Palmetto Brewing Co. they have both for their Friday night Loading Dock Series.

What If? Productions newest play, Thrill Me, hits the stage this weekend. It’s about an infamous murder from the ’20s, set to music.

A great album cover really is a work of art. See for yourself at Vinyl Vultures at The Sparrow.

Elliotborough Mini Bar hosts a beer dinner paired with music from Matt Williams.

This cold weather has made us extra thankful for our warm homes. Help raise money and awareness for those who don’t have a place to shelter from the cold at Cone 10 Studios Empty Bowls dinner and fundraiser.

Get a dose of quirky country when Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors takes the stage at the Charleston Music Hall.

The guy behind the Academy Award winning-song from Crazy Heart, Ryan Bingham, plays at the Music Farm.

Saturday  Cheer on the Stingrays and raise money for a good cause at Pink in the Rink.

Get a bunch of yummy eats in one place at the Fourth Annual Food Truck Festival.

Keep the good times rollin’ at two Mardi Gras events this week. Pick your poison, or just your location, and hit up the 11th annual Mardi Crawl on Shem Creek or head to the Edge of America and party at FollyGras.

Celebrate The Sparrow’s three-year anniversary with some live music from the likes of El Camino, Don Merckle, and Dante’s Camaro.

Missing the sunshine from summer? Yea, us too. Luckily Mellow Mushroom in Avondale is hosting a night of surfing movies so you can act like you’re in the water but stay warm in a heated bar instead.

Spruce up your home with some new art on the cheap from Charleston’s rising art scene.

Tyrone Geter stops by City Gallery at Waterfront Park to discuss his latest exhibit, Drawing from the Lifeline.

A pig and oyster roast is always a winning combo. It’s the new surf and turf. See for yourself at the Pork and Pearls Pig and Oyster Roast on Daniel Island.

Listen to some great music and raise money for Charleston’s newest community radio station, Ohm Radio, at a concert at The Royal American.

Hear music from the year that jazz changed when Charleston Jazz Orchestra performs music from 1959.

Sunday  Even dogs went to get in on the Mardi Gras action. Head to Palmetto Islands County Park to see pups in costume as they parade through the park.

Got a motorcycle? Help raise money for the Blackwood family. Even if you don’t have a hog, you can still contribute by eating at participating King Street Grille locations.

Telluride’s Mountainfilm on Tour stops by the Charleston Music Hall for the first time.

Celebrate the Oscars and help out a good cause, Pet Helpers, when they roll out the red carpet at Trio.

The next installment of pop-up dinner parties known as Commune. launches this Sunday.

Fleet Landing hosts its second Fleet Fest.