Weekend Picks 1/30–2/1


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Against the Stream Lunchtime Meditation
Mandala Health Collective
January 30 | 12:30 p.m. | Free
Weekends are meant for R & R, so why not start with a group meditation? Bring a friend (and a blanket or cushion, if you can), and remember to park on the street. 
Dinner + Comedy Night 
Raul’s Maya Del Sol
January 30 | 6:30 p.m. | $10
Along with an authentic Mexican dinner, indulge in Raul's famous margaritas! Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the laugh-out-loud show at 8:00 p.m.—it's sure to be a night to remember (unless you induldge in a few of the afore mentioned margaritas), so get a ticket before they sell out like their last show.
Mt. Plastic | Montauk
The Sparrow
January 30 | 9:00 p.m. | $5
Dance-y post-punk band Mt. Plastic is coming to town from Florence, South Carolina, and will be sharing to the stage with local indie band Montauk.
The Bully Pulpit Farewell Show with iNDEED and el Camino
Tin Roof
January 30 | 9:00 p.m. | $7
Stalwart Charleston rockers Bully Pulpit are moving to Atlanta in February, but they want to get you head banging one more time before they leave. Alternative rockers iNDEED and el Camino will open the show.
Feast! A Whole Roast Collaboration Event
Revelry Brewing Co.
January 31 | 2:00 p.m. | $20
If you’ve never been to a pig roast before, here’s your chance! Along with some made-on-the-spot BBQ, enjoy a heaping amount of sides, beer, and games like cornhole. After pickin’ away at your meal, groove to tunes by Pick N Roll, presented by King Street Music.
Groundhog Day Concert
Charleston Music Hall
January 31 | 8:00 p.m. | $15–$50
Bill Carson reassembles his cast of like-minded musical friends to share songs at this benefit for the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Performers will include Ron Wiltrout, Rachel Kate, Joel Hamilton, Stephanie Underhill, Clint Fore, Jonathan Gray, and Jack Burg.
Vilai Harrington, David Beverly and She Returns From War 
The Sparrow
January 31 | 9:00 p.m. | $5
Local fave She Returns From War brings the folk to the folks of Park Circle, along with a solo performance by David Beverly of bluegrassy Augusta, Georgia trio The Ramblin’ Fevers and Vilai Harrington, a songwriter from Aiken, South Carolina.
Super Bowl Potluck Party
Local 616
February 1 | 4:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m. | Free
The Super Bowl would be nothing without great football, great friends, great beer, and—of course—great food! Check out Local 616 for the ultimate potluck party to enjoy the game, and if your team doesn’t win, you still can, with prizes being raffled off all night. https://www.facebook.com/events/657050317750096/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
6th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Upper Deck Tavern
353 King Street (second floor)
February 1 | 6:00 p.m. | Free
Super Bowl Sunday brings out the competitive side in all of us, so why not put your chili to the test! Concoct your best bowl or sample local sensations to see if you can pick the winners. Categories include regular and vegetarian; check out the link below to enter your own chili.
International Piano Series
Sottile Theatre
February 1 | 7:30 p.m. | $20 GA, Free for Students
Sponsored by the Remington Artists Series, the longest running program with a specific devotion to piano will take the stage to share the musical stylings of pianist Stephen Beus. For more information or to purchase tickets, check out the link below.
Opera: The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti
Recital Hall, Simon's Center for the Arts (54 Saint Philip St.)
February 1 | 4:00 p.m. | $15 GA, $10 for CofC students 
Opera presents a student-run show: unlike traditional opera, this show will run for an hour and have a comedic flare to it. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door, with all proceeds going towards production costs for the independent program.