The Cocktail Club Offers Cash Prize For Heartbreak Tale

clubSingles typically stay home around Valentine’s Day, but The Cocktail Club is trying to draw out the unattached crowd with a “Jilted Lovers’ Party,” featuring live music and five-buck glasses of wine.

Although attendees at the 9 p.m.-1 a.m. event aren’t required to prove single status, the bar is inviting drinkers to submit their “worst love story.” “The stories will not be read out loud or shared,” promises spokeswoman Angel Postell. Winner takes home $250, so even if you don’t get lucky, you can still get rich.

And the party’s scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, so jilted lovers who get together can celebrate the holiday in more traditional style the following night.

Pearlz West Ashley Announces Season’s First Oyster Roast

West Ashley’s Pearlz Oyster Bar, which annually strives to get a jump on the local pack of oyster roast hosts, has made good on its reputation by scheduling the season’s first public bivalve bonanza.

On Sunday, Oct. 6, Pearlz will serve all-you-can-eat oysters on its patio from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Admission to the roast is $12; mimosas and vodka drinks are priced at $3.

Pearlz, located at 9 Magnolia Road, offers oyster roasts throughout the season. For more information, call 573-2277.