Regional Events

January 23-26
Charleston Jazz Festival
Charleston
Festival features headliners Offramp, Cameron & The Saltwater Brass and Regina Carter, along with many of Charleston’s top jazz bands. Various locations.charlestonjazz.com

January 24
America
Charleston
The 70s rock band performs it’s 50th Anniversary Tour at North Charleston Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. $49-$89. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

January 25-26
Great American Motorcycle Show
Atlanta
See more than 100,000 square feet of foreign and domestic motorcycles, custom bikes, cruisers, sport bikes, choppers, trikes, touring bikes and accessories. $12 adults, $7 children 6-14, children 5 and under free. Two-day pass available. Cobb Galleria Centre. natcshows.com

January 25-February 2
“Salome”
Atlanta
Atlanta Opera performs the tragedy by composer Richard Strauss at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Various times. $45-$150. atlantaopera.org

January 26
Lowcountry Oyster Festival
Charleston
The “world’s largest oyster festival” and Top 20 Event in the Southeast includes more than 80,000 pounds of oysters, an oyster-shucking contest, oyster-eating contest and live entertainment. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Boone Hall Plantation. boonehallplantation.com

January 31-February 1
Fly Fishing Show
Duluth
Show includes casting demonstrations, classes, celebrity speakers, fly-tying instruction and materials, rods, reels and Friday night International Fly Fishing Film Festival. $5-$15. Free for Scouts under 16 in uniform and children 5 and under. Infinite Energy Center. flyfishingshow.com

January 31-February 2
Athens Wine Weekend
Athens
Named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast. Sample wines, paired with small bites from local chefs, from all across the world. Event includes seminars hosted by national and international wine experts, Fri. evening chef reception, Sat. grand tasting and gourmet dinner and a Sunday brunch. The Classic Center. classiccenter.com

February 1-29
Island Gullah Celebration
Hilton Head
Annual festival showcases foods, crafts, stories, dance, music and history of the island’s Gullah people. Named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast. Various venues. gullahcelebration.com

February 7-9
Revolutionary Days
Washington-Wilkes
Celebration includes a welcome banquet, parade, park skirmish, demos, living histories and memorial church service in honor of the anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Creek. Free. Downtown square. washingtonwilkes.org

Georgia RV & Camper Show
Atlanta
Show features motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and more at the Cobb Galleria Center. $10 adults, $5 children 6-15, children 5 and under free. natcshows.com

Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival
Atlanta
Event features jugglers, juggling lessons, competitions, unicyclists, hoopers, kendama, live music and family fun. Yaarab Shrine Center. Free except the Saturday night cabaret. atlantajugglers.org

“Waitress”
Atlanta
Broadway in Atlanta presents the new hit about a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. Various time. $40-$75. North Charleston Performing Arts Center. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

February 8
Bacon & Bourbon
Charleston
Charleston chefs prepare bacon-inspired dishes that are served with bourbon from 20 distilleries. Includes unlimited samples, live music, laser skeet shooting, axe throwing, cigar cabana, prize cannon and rare bourbon bar. 7:30 p.m. $75. Charleston Area Convention Center. baconandbourbonsc.com

February 8-9
Colonial Faire and Muster
Savannah
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations and period music and dance. Concessions available. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free. Wormsloe Historic Site. gastateparks.org

February 10-27
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Atlanta
Festival features films from around the world that explore themes of Jewish life, culture and history. Vote for your favorites and see guest filmmakers, actors, authors and academics. $14 and up. Various times and venues. ajff.org

February 11-16
“Hello, Dolly”
Atlanta
Broadway in Atlanta presents the hit show and winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival. Various times. $35-$109. foxtheatre.org

February 13-16
Savannah Book Festival
Savannah
Dozens of authors and thousands of readers gather for book signings and presentations in history, biography, poetry, fiction, lifestyle and contemporary works. Opening address by Joseph Kanon (2/13, 6:30 p.m.), keynote address by John Grisham (2/14, 6 p.m.) and closing address by John Becker & Megan Scott (2/16, 2 p.m.). Main festival is free. Addresses $25-$30 each. savannahbookfestival.org

February 14-16
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
Charleston
Events include retriever demos, birds of prey flight shows, wildlife shows, Dock Dogs competitions and exhibits from more than 100 artists. $15 and up. Additional cost for presentations, oyster roast and evening sportsman’s ball. Downtown Charleston. sewe.com

February 15-16
Savannah Irish Festival
Savannah
Features four stages of live music, food, crafts and entertainment including Irish history, literature, music, dancing and food. Savannah Civic Center. savannahirish.org

February 17
Il Volo
Atlanta
The Italian operatic trio celebrates its 10-year anniversary and release of new album, The Best of 10 Years. 8 p.m. $39-$125. Cobb Energy Centre. cobbenergycentre.com

February 18
Gordon Lightfoot
Atlanta
The singer-songwriter and musician performs his hits. 8 p.m. $45-$120. Cobb Energy Centre. cobbenergycentre.com

February 18-23
Beaufort International Film Festival
Beaufort
Festival attracts nearly 12,500 film viewers for five days of screenings. Categories include animation, short, feature, documentary and student. $6-$320. Various venues. beaufortfilmfestival.com

February 20
Gregory Porter and Ledisi
Atlanta
The powerhouse vocalists perform during their 10-city co-headline U.S. tour. 7:30 p.m. $65-$160. Cobb Energy Centre. cobbenergycentre.com

February 21-23
Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show
Atlanta
Show features juried competition in floral design, horticulture and photography. Atlanta Botanical Garden. atlantabg.org

February 22
World Beer Festival
Columbia
Sample more than 200 beers and attend seminars from leading beer experts. Includes live music and entertainment. Must be 21 or older. Noon-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. $30-$75. South Carolina State Fairgrounds. worldbeerfestival.com 

Tybee Island Mardi Gras
Tybee Island
Includes a masquerade ball, king and queen contest, parade, street party and live entertainment. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion. mardigrastybee.com

February 24-March 1
Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival
Hilton Head
Seven-day culinary and cultural event features top chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, local seafood, celebrity guest chef dinners, southern pit masters, artisans, live music and wildlife. hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com

February 28-29
Joe Bonamassa
Atlanta
The blues-rock guitar virtuoso who used to share the stage with the late B.B. King performs at the Fox Theatre. 8 p.m. $73-$203. foxtheatre.org 

March 1
Diana Ross
Atlanta
The recording artist performs her Brand New Day Tour at Fox Theatre. 8 p.m. $40-$101. foxtheatre.org

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