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Kitschy Kunstchau: A Night of Art and Music
February 20 | 6:00 p.m. | Free Admission
Support your local scene at this event featuring some of Charleston's best street artists, including John Pundt, Patch Whisky, and Haley Hobeika. And don't forget to bring a crate of records because MJ12 wants to spin whatever's on your turntable on the reg. There will also be live music by local punks Hybrid Mutants and Wiggly Piggly, as well as Double H Dogs food truck.
The FIX Presents
February 20 |9:00 p.m. | $10
In this month's edition, TheFIX.fm brings Charleston disco-rock band Bizness Suit to the Tin Roof stage, along with Greenville native Anna V and Athens act Powerkompany.
FollyGras Parade and Street Party
Center Street (Folly)
February 21 | 12:00–5:00 p.m. | Free Admission
Don your wackiest Mardi Gras duds, stroll down Center Street (which will be closed to traffic), sample food from local vendors, and groove to live music by Gaslight Street, Hollow Point, The Hungry Monks, Shakin’ Martinis, and Soul Fish.
Fourth Annual Charleston Food Truck Festival
February 21 | 12:00–6:00 p.m. | Free Admission
Get your grub on at this annual event, which will feature 10 of Charleston's most delicious food trucks, live music, and a beer garden brought to you by The Brew Cellar and Charleston City Paper. Bring the kids and the puppies—there will be fun for all ages to enjoy!
Visual Arts Club Cheap Art Auction
CofC Cato Center
February 21| 5:00–7:00 p.m. | Free Admission
For the art collector looking for Charleston's freshest artists, this event is for you. The CofC Visual Arts Club has invited a handful of previous and current student artists to auction off a few pieces in hopes of raising $1000 for this year's student exhibition.
February 21 | 7:00 p.m. | $5
Tin Roof and Metronome Charleston bring you the second edition of this annual event, featuring local comedians paying homage (or the opposite of paying homage) to their comedic heroes by reprising a classic stand-up routine or creating a routine in the style of your favorite (or opposite of favorite) comics. This year the list includes Andrew Dice Clay, Doug Benson, Mitch Hedberg, Judy Tenuta, and many other comedy greats (or opposite of greats). Procceds benefit Camp Happy Days and operating costs for Metronome.
Avondale Surf + Ale Bash
Mellow Mushroom Avondale
February 21 | 8:30 p.m. | Free Admission
Brrr, y'all, this week has been cold! Pretend it's summer this Saturday with a double feature of great surf films, presented by Carolina Surf Brand and Mellow Mushroom. Come out for a craft beer on draught or a slice of your favorite pie and register for a giveaway that will benefit the Charleston Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation!
The Sparrow's Three Year Anniversary
February 21 | 9:00 p.m. | $5
Three years? Man, time flies! Come to Park Circle to help The Sparrow celebrate their anniversary while they do what they do best: cold drinks and live music from el Camino, Don Merckle & The Blacksmiths, and Dante's Camaro. All procedes benefit My Sister's House.
February 22 | 8:30 p.m. | $5
"Do you need relax?" "You look like you might need to take it easy..." Clint4 wants you to chill out this weekend. The surrealist and meditative Charleston post-rock vets are inviting a few old friends (and enemies) to make waves on an ocean of soundscapes that will refresh your mind and ease your workweek-weary souls.