Your go-to guide for all things Charleston this weekend, February 5-7
Where: Redux Contemporary Art Center
Deets: Join The Lovely Few and Fort Psych for a Night at the Planetarium at Redux Contemporary Art Center. Original music by Grace Joyner, The Lovely Few, and Haley Shaw with celestial visions and lighting provided by Fort Psych.
How Much: $7
What: Folly Gras
Where: Folly Beach
The Deets: The 9th Annual Folly Gras Parade and Festival is a free event with a parade starting at noon and street festival from 1-5pm. Activities include a pet parde, kids activities, and tons of local artisan booths and vendors. Food booths will serve up grub, and the live music lineup is as follows:
Gaslight Street - Rita's / Arctic Stage
Soul Fish - City Hall / W. Cooper Ave. Intersection
Shakin' Martinis - Dunes Properties / W. Erie Ave. Intersection
Jordan Igoe, Ashes of Old Ways & Nick Clyburn Band -The Grill & Island Bar Parking Lot
Anyone wanting to have an adult beverage in the street outside of the bars will need to purchase a wristband at Rita's or Avocet Properties for $1.
How Much: free
Where: Firefly Distillery, 6775 Bears Bluff Rd., Wadmalaw Island
When: 1pm - 5pm
The Deets: Celebrate the new year with the annual Deep Water Vineyard/Firefly Distillery Cork Shuckin’ Festival & Food Truck Rodeo. Admission is $5 per car, so bring a big one and pack in your friends, kids & well-behaved leashed dogs.
Oysters will be available from Shellmore, and Charleston's favorite food trucks will be on site including Coastal Crust Pizza, Gidget Gourmet, Linen's BBQ, and Sweet Lulu's Bakery On Wheels, who will have their tasty Firefly Boozy desserts on hand.
Guests are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the music of the Don Merkle and the Blacksmiths.
Tastings in the Firefly Vodka distillery and Deep Water Vineyard's winery are only $6.00 to taste 6 Firefly spirits and $5.00 to taste 5 wines. Patrons will receive complimentary glasses during both tastings.
$5 Per Car for Parking, separate charge for food and beverages.
How Much: Free
What: Groundhog Day IV
Where: Charleston Music Hall
The Deets: Groundhog Day is the un-official day for music collaboration in Charleston, SC. The 4th Groundhog Day Concert 2016 benefits The Halsey Institute. Bill Carson will once again lead an amazing ensemble of musicians in a night of musical magic, fantasy, lore, and crafstmenship which promises to be a great time to hear Charleston best local musicians.
The lineup for Groundhog Day IV Concert on February 6th will be:
Cary Ann Hearst
Bill Carson - Musical Director
How Much: $25 orchestra; $20 gallery; $50 VIP; $15 student