Posted By Alan Donald @ Jan 2nd 2022 12:00pm In: Events

January 2022 Events 

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Shrimp & Grits - Charleston Restaurant Week

Welcome in your 2022 new year with one or any number of exciting events happening this month! There are polar plunges, Charleston Restaurant Week (begins the 13th), Charleston Winter Wine Festival (29th), live concerts and much more this month. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the 17th and there will be several events commemorating him. Plus, you can create your own fun celebrating any of the month’s unique and wacky national holidays such as National Bird Day (5th), Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day (11th), Appreciate a Dragon Day (16th), Winnie the Pooh Day (18th), Penguin Awareness Day (20th), and Global Belly Laugh Day (24th). We’ve listed many weekly and individual events below and provided links so you can find out more. Take a look at what’s listed, have fun, and stay safe! 

Weekly events throughout January:
Mondays - Saturdays: Blackbird Market, Blackbird Farms & Market, Johns Island
Tuesdays: Colleton Farmers Market, Market Pavilion, Walterboro
Tuesdays - Saturdays: Fields Farm Produce Market, Johns Island
Wednesdays: Holy City Farmers Market, Holy City Brewing, North Charleston
Wednesdays: Awendaw Green Barn Jams, Sewee Outpost, Awendaw
Wednesdays: Creative Flow - Yoga in the Gallery with Lauren Skinner, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays & Saturdays: Early Morning Bird Walks, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel
Wednesdays - Saturdays: Live Jazz, Forte Jazz Lounge, downtown Charleston
Thursdays: Paws on the Patio, Dashi, North Charleston
Fridays: Food Truck Fridays, The Green Barn, Carnes Crossroads, Summerville
Fridays: Fossil Friday, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston
Saturdays (most): Outdoor Yoga, Food Trucks & Live Music, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
Saturdays: Goose Creek Farmers & Artisans Market, Goose Creek City Hall
Saturdays: Sea Islands Farmers Market, Charleston Collegiate Campus, Johns Island
Sundays: Burpees & Brews, Freehouse Brewing, North Charleston

Many area venues have too many one-off events and activities on their January calendars for us to list in full below, so please follow their links to see more: Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, Charleston County Parks, Forte Jazz Lounge, and Redux Contemporary Art Center.

Individual Events This Month:

1/1: 8th Annual Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge, beachside at the Tides Hotel, Folly Beach
1/1: Dunleavy’s 27th Annual New Year’s Day Polar Plunge, Dunleavy’s Pub, Sullivans Island
1/1: 156th Annual Emancipation Proclamation Parade, Burke High School to the International African American Museum, downtown Charleston
1/1: 2022 Race the Landing 5K New Year’s Day Pajama Run, Charles Towne Landing, West Ashley
1/1-2: Aquarium Aglow, SC Aquarium, downtown Charleston
1/1-2: Nights of a Thousand Candles, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
1/1-3: A Traditional Christmas, Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, Mount Pleasant
1/1-9: Romare Beardon: Abstraction, The Gibbes Museum of Art
1/1-9: Summerville Skates, Outdoor Skating Rink
1/1-2/20: Light Effects: The French Impressionists, The Gibbes Museum of Art, downtown Charleston
1/1-3/27: A Winter Wonderland in Color, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston
1/2, 1/14, 1/15, 1/23: SC Stingrays Hockey Team Home Games, North Charleston Coliseum
1/5: Kids Tours: Fur & Frost, The Charleston Museum
1/6: Sullivan’s Charcuterie Workshop, Rusty Bull Brewing Co., North Charleston
1/7: Rumours: Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Charleston Music Hall, downtown Charleston
1/7: The New York Bee Gees Tribute Show, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
1/7: Improvised: A Hip Hop Experience, The Gibbes Museum of Art
1/7-8: CSO Masterworks 5: Hart of Tchaikovsky, Charleston Gaillard Center, downtown Charleston
1/7-9: Build, Remodel & Landscape Expo, Exchange Park, Ladson
1/8: Oysters on the Point, Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, Mount Pleasant
1/8, 1/29: Firefly Yoga with Reagan Sobel, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
1/8: Citizen Cope, Charleston Music Hall
1/8: BYO Shuckers Oyster Roast, Firefly Distillery
1/8: The Dinner Detective, Hotel Indigo, Mount Pleasant
1/8: David Clark’s Songs in the Attic: The Music of Billy Joel, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
1/8: Food Trucks, Firefly Distillery 
1/8: Paint & Sip: Galaxy Falls, Dashi Restaurant, North Charleston
1/8: Bird Walk, James Island County Park 
1/8: Live Music: Urban Roots, Firefly Distillery
1/8-9: Monster Jam, North Charleston Coliseum
1/9: Chamber Music Charleston Ovation Concert Series, Dock Street Theatre, downtown Charleston
1/9: Save the Light Oyster Roast at Bowen’s Island, Bowen’s Island Restaurant, Folly Beach
1/12: Paint & Sip: Pineapple, Palmetto Brewing Co., downtown Charleston
1/13: 22nd Annual MLK Summit Breakfast (virtual and in-person), Camden Room, Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, downtown Charleston
1/13: Menopause the Musical, Charleston Gaillard Center
1/13: Small Finds in Archaeology at Drayton Hall (virtual webinar)
1/13: 1st Lowcountry Local Social, Local Works Coworking Space, Charleston
1/13: Black Jacket Symphony Presents The Beatles’ “White Album”, Charleston Music Hall
1/13-15: 6th Annual Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival (virtual)
1/13-23*: Charleston Restaurant Week, multiple venues, Greater Charleston area
1/14: Always & Forever: A Tribute to Luther Vandross, Charleston Music Hall
1/14: Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk, Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, Folly Beach
1/14-15: Taste of Folly Festival, Tides Hotel and Center Street, Folly Beach
1/15: Off-Road Duathlon, Laurel Hill County Park, Mount Pleasant
1/15: Resurrection Journey: World’s Greatest Journey Tribute, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
1/15: Charleston Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K, Burke High School in downtown Charleston to Riverfront Park in North Charleston
1/15: 5th Annual Onesie Bar Crawl, Bay Street Biergarten, downtown Charleston
1/15: Candlelight Tours of Drayton Hall, West Ashley
1/15: Snowboard Rail Jam, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, West Ashley
1/15: Saltwater Sounds, South Carolina Aquarium
1/15: Love All Dogs Adoption Event, James Island County Park
1/15-16: Repticon Expo, Exchange Park, Ladson
1/16: MLK Ecumenical Service (virtual and in-person), Greater St. Luke AME Church, downtown Charleston
1/16: Michael Bolton, Charleston Gaillard Center
1/17: MLK Day Parade (Pre-Recorded Live Parade due to COVID)
1/20: Little Feat: By Request, Charleston Music Hall
1/20: James McMurtry, The Pour House, James Island
1/20: Paint & Sip: For the Love of Coffee, Estuary Beans & Barley, John’s Island
1/20: CSO POPS 3: The Great American Songbook, Charleston Gaillard Center
1/21: Trey Kennedy: The Are You For Real Tour?, Charleston Gaillard Center
1/21-8/7: A New Deal: Artists at Work, The Gibbes Museum of Art
1/21-8/7: Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice, The Gibbes Museum of Art
1/22: Reign of the Rice Lecture Series, Brookgreen Gardens
1/22: Indigo Dye for the Home Workshop, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston
1/22: Walking Tour: Archaeology of the Enslaved of Drayton Hall, West Ashley
1/22: Floral Arrangement Workshop with The Garden Club of Charleston, The Charleston Museum
1/22: Ferry House Festival, Palmetto Islands County Park, Mount Pleasant
1/22: Departure: The Journey Tribute Band, Charleston Music Hall
1/22: The Dinner Detective, Hotel Indigo, Mount Pleasant
1/22: RAM 2: Fight Night, Charleston Area Convention Center, North Charleston
1/22: Dog Man: The Musical, Charleston Gaillard Center
1/22: We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
1/23: Comedian Ginger Billy, Charleston Music Hall
1/23: The Knights with Aaron Diehl, Piano, Charleston Gaillard Center
1/25: Tab Benoit, Charleston Music Hall
1/26: Tig Notaro Hello Again Tour, Charleston Music Hall
1/26: 7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge, Charleston Southern University, North Charleston
1/26: The Chanticleer from Clay to Bronze: How to Build a Public Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens
1/27: RENT: The Farewell Season of Love, Charleston Gaillard Center
1/27: Patti O’Furniture’s Drag Spectacular featuring Miss Coco Peru, Charleston Music Hall
1/28: Zoso - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin, Charleston Music Hall
1/28-29: Dvorak’s Piano Quintet, Charleston Library Society, downtown Charlesto
1/28-30: Charleston Boat Show, Charleston Area Convention Center
1/28-2/26: Stayin’ Alive, 34 West Theatre, downtown Charleston
1/29: Charleston Winter Wine Festival, Festival Hall, downtown Charleston
1/29: Winter Brewlympics, Two Blokes Brewing, Mount Pleasant
1/29: Corinne Bailey Rae & Joss Stone Live Concert, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
1/29: Ashley McBryde: This Town Talks Tour, Charleston Music Hall
1/30: Dinosaur World Live Adventure, Charleston Gaillard Center
1/30: B. Free: A Night Celebrating the Sounds of Britney Spears, Charleston Music Hall

* Event occurs on most, but not all, dates during this period.

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