[image-1] Another week done and for your reward: the weekend. This weekend is SEWE, one of the biggest events in the city, so if that’s your cup of (sweet) tea, here are our picks for what to do, what to eat, and even more places to eat. Otherwise, expect downtown to be full of people and dogs. As Connelly Hardaway wrote in our SEWE dining guide, “Hi, my name is Connelly and I will be attending SEWE this weekend — to ogle those cute damn dogs.”

Here’s what else to do in between ogling pups and all the wildlife:


Your word is giggles. G-I-G-G-L-E-S, giggles. Get them during The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Footlight Players.

Or, if you want your theater fix to be more suspenseful (but with a side of chuckles), see Murder at the Howard Johnson’s at Threshold Repertory Theatre.

Check out Alternate Dimensions, an all-female exhibition at the Miller Gallery.

Check out a book and Kolpeace’s Resilient exhibit at the Main Library’s Saul Alexander Gallery.

Hop on the Charleston Comedy Bus for some laughs then show off your ping pong skills at Höm.

Head over to Freshfields Village for their annual Art & Wine Walk to enjoy art demonstrations, live jazz, and some wine.

Blue Bicycle Books is hosting a free discussion with Adam Parker, author of Outside Agitator, and Dr. Cleveland Sellers, about Dr. Sellers’ role in the civil rights movement.


Get some coffee and some cuuuuute travel-inspired stuff at the Sightsee Outpost.

Treat yourself to Veuve and Vinyasa at Tradd’s.

Get your hard rock fix by seeing Junkyard, (featured in our music section this week) at the Pour House at 8 p.m.

Whether you gotta dance some stuff out or just feel like dancing, head to Select Saturdays with DJ Craze at Deco.

Treat yourself to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Dock Street Theatre, which our theater critic Maura Hogan called “absorbing and insightful.”

Check out Matt Story’s realistic underwater work at Robert Lange Studios.

Join the Lowcountry Parrothead Club for a margarita Mardi Crawl down Shem Creek. If that’s not enough, the crawl will raise money for a bunch of good causes.

Celebrate a belated Valentine’s Day at Small Opera’s That’s Amore at Stems & Skins. A pair making both wine and opera approachable? We’ll see you there.

Flowertown Theatre’s Is This Art? comedy show has Savannah’s Front Porch Improv and more comedians sure to make you L-O-L.

Combat Archery for a Cure combines dodgeball, nerf bow and arrows, and a good cause.

Head down to West Ashley’s Creekside Comedy Night, hosted by friend of the CP, Keith Dee and featuring funny-as-heck Jenn Snyder, Spencer Taylor, and Big Ike Smalls.


Take your Valentine and go see Ivana Jungmann’s Valentine’s-themed show at the South of Broadway Theatre.

Sip on a Charleston Fog while perusing the Holy City Vintage Market at Park Cafe.

If you need a Sunday-sports-fix now that football is over, go see the South Carolina Stingrays vs. the Atlanta Gladiators.

Fill up on oysters at the 6th Annual FleetFest Oyster Roast, and it’s kid- and dog-friendly, so everyone can enjoy!

Take a walk downtown then swing through College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library and check out their new exhibit – Remembered Voices, Women in Literature – porcelain sculptures by Bette Mueller-Roemer.

Earn that extra bacon at brunch during Yoga Before Brunch with CorePower Yoga at Charleston Harbor Resort.