Your go-to guide for all things Charleston this weekend, February 26-28
What: BrokeYolk Spectacular
Where: the warehouse at 1533 Folly Rd., James Island
Deets: The performance art troupe, Brokeyolk, is back with a warehouse party where costumes ARE encouraged. With five different bands, local art, and plenty of goods on sale, this night is the full sha-bang. Puppetteer Mr.Bonetangles will give a full show and you'll be enthralled by the movement-making new interactive performance piece by BrokeYolk. Catered food like street tacos and beignets and beer will be offered up by GravyWaltz for $4.
How Much: $10 donation at the door; an extra $10 donation gets you "special treats"
What: MOD Pizza Charleston Grand Opening
Where: 145 Calhoun St. (Corner of King)
Deets: Seattle's MOD Pizza is bringing it's super fast artisan-style pizzas to the Lowcountry! They are opening the doors at 11am Friday and they'll have free pizza for the first 52 fans in line. 100% of pizza sales all day will be donated to the shelter at 180 Place, where current tent city inhabitants are being moved. Check out their menu.How Much: free if you're in the first 52 people lined up!
Where: 1250 2nd St. N., North Charleston
Deets: Head to the open field next to COAST Brewing Co., where this fest celebrates its 7th year. A joint venture with the Charleston Beer Exchange, this year’s fun includes food vendors from Coleman Public House, D’Allesandro’s Pizza, shuttle services, and of course a wide variety of beer choices. Chairs and bottled water are must-brings.
How Much: $75
What: DIY Festival
Where: Charleston County Public Library - 68 Calhoun St.
The Deets: The third annual Charleston DIY Festival is happening again at Main Library. The DIY Festival is a community-led event that opens up the library to local artists, makers, tinkerers and organizations who wish to share their knowledge and skills with others through creativity and interaction.
There will be lectures from these individuals and organizations:
OHM Radio: How to Make a Radio Show
Historic Charleston Foundation and New Israel Reformed Episcopal Church: Romney Street Urban Garden
YWCA Project Street Outreach: Understanding Homelessness: What You Can Do to Help
Katie Gray, CCPL Archivist: DIY Home Archiving
Bibliolabs: Guide to SELF-e
There will also will be a community art project entitled Our Charleston, and the winners of February's DIY Upcycling competition will be announced.
How Much: free
Where: Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant
The Deets: Party with a purpose on the water at this charity bar crawl. Hit up all the usual Shem Creek Bars and wear your mardi beads, this all day event will feature fun and games as well as drink special galore. The Lowcountry Parrotheads Club hosts the crawl for the 12th time.
How Much: $25 advance; $30 day-of
What: Experience Hendrix
Where: Gaillard Center
Deets: These special concert performances present legendary artists who join together to pay homage to Jimi Hendrix. It is being called 'The Guitar Event of The Year.' If you're a true Hendrix fan, you won't be disappointed.
This lineup features Billy Cox (from Band Of Gypsys), Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde (from Black Label Society / Ozzy Osbourne), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Chris Layton (from Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble), Mato Nanji (from Indigenous), Noah Hunt (from Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band), and Henri Brown.
How Much: $64-$135
What: 4th Annual South Atlantic Bank Oyster Roast & Chili Cook-Off
Where: Hobcaw Yacht Club - 180 Hobcaw Rd., Mount Pleasant
Deets: Grab some all-you-can-eat oysters from Sticky Fingers, delicious chili from 15 chili cooks competing for 2016's Best Chili, and craft beer from Holy City Brewery, Westbrook Brewing Co, Palmetto Brewery, and Seanachai. Relax by the water while you enjoy the various eats, live music by The Stilettos, and let the kids run wild with a variety of children's activities. All proceeds from the event benefit Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina, an organization that helps in providing education, counseling, medical care, social support, and a safe haven for young pregnant and parenting mothers in need.
How Much: $35; Under 21 - $15; Kids 10 and under free. Tickets here.