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Charleston Restaurant Week 
Charleston Restaurant Week is back! Now’s your chance to try some Lowcountry favorites that you’ve been eyeballing (or your wallet’s been dreading). Dozens of Charleston eateries are offering special deals, so check out the full list of participating restaurants online, get out and dine local.

Jan. 13-23. Various times. Various locations. restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com

Rock’N Your Voices Walk/Fun Run
January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. Get your co-workers, sports teams, civic groups, family and friends and help I AM Voices (IAV) spread awareness about human trafficking and to continue the important work they are doing in our community. Funds from this event will go toward supporting IAV’s efforts to provide housing and resources for young women dealing with past trauma. 

Jan. 22. 8 a.m. check-in. 9 a.m. start. $15-30. Riverfront Park. 1061 Everglades Ave. North Charleston. iamvoices.org

The Joy and Art of Writing
For many, writing can feel daunting, more chore than joy. There are all those rules and of course the dreaded blank page to get over. But with readings, prompts and exercises, artists and teachers at Redux will help experienced and new writers put ego aside and loosen up those creative muscles. If you’re looking to start something new or evolve an old skill, this is for you. 

Jan. 26. 6-8 p.m. Prices vary by membership. Redux Contemporary Art Center. 1056 King St. Downtown. reduxstudios.org

Trey Kennedy’s The Are You for Real Tour
Oklahoma native Trey Kennedy found fame on Vine, amassing more than 2.5 million followers. He was a top creator on the app for more than three years. Nowadays, Kennedy is creating content and podcasts across multiple social media platforms (R.I.P. Vine) and traveling the road performing for sold-out crowds across the country, and he is bringing his sense of humor and joy to the Gaillard Center.

Jan. 21. 7 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Gaillard Center. 95 Calhoun St. Downtown. gaillardcenter.org

Pirates and Mermaids at Magnolia
Join the team at Magnolia for a special day on the high seas with this family-friendly event perfect for kids. Meet and take pictures with pirates and mermaids from your favorite bedtime stories and get your faces painted to match. There will be jump castles, food trucks and other activities for the whole family. 

Jan. 22. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. General admission prices vary. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. 3550 Ashley River Road. magnoliaplantation.com