Weekend Roundup November 20-22

Weekend Roundup November 20-22



We've got your Grit Picks—all the best events happening in Charleston this weekend, November 20-22.



Friday, November 20



What: Studio 300 

Where: The Alley

When: 9pm

Deets: Studio 300, an annual nominee for "Best Party of the Year" by the Charleston City Paper, returns to The Alley in celebration of the bowling alley and bar's 3rd anniversary. The party features:

• Beats by DJ Natty Heavy
• Drink tickets for Premium Cocktails & Beers
• Complimentary Appetizers
• The Famous Roller Girls
• Free Bowling
• Free Arcade Game Play

Price: $60. A portion of proceeds benefit Be A Mentor. 




What: The Up South Cookbook Author Nicole Taylor Comes to Charleston

Where: Joseph Fields Farm on Johns Island

When: 6:30pm 

Deets: Nicole Taylor, author of The Up South Cookbook and host of the Hot Grease podcast, comes to the Holy City to promote her new cookbook— a collection of recipes that reflect her Southern upbringing "and the modern flavors she loves as a Brooklynite." On Friday, Nicole hosts a dinner with BJ Dennis at Joseph Fields Farm on Johns Island. The dinner features recipes from her cookbook and products from the farm. The evening begins with a bonfire and passed hors d’oeuvres including smoked mullet deviled eggs and crostini with collard pesto and chow chow. A seated dinner follows with Fields Farm fried chicken, Carolina rice pilaf with pecans and dried fruit, and a fresh salad based on what’s available that day at Fields Farm. Dessert will be a lemon pound cake with whipped herb creme fraiche.

Price: $65 all-inclusive and include a signed cookbook



What: Bluegrass Ball

Where: The Pour House

When: 8:30pm doors; 9pm show

Deets: Creating a musical experience leaning more towards the random versus the rehearsed has become the Travelin' McCoury's claim to fame and signature specialty at their touring festival, the Bluegrass Ball. Enjoy the energy-filled atmosphere and guitar strumming, banjo plucking, and fiddle playing. The band welcomes the company of fellow musicians such as Drew Emmitt and Andy Thorn, as well as their fair share of fans to join in on the action by playing alongside the unpredictable bluegrass phenoms.

Price: $23; $20 advance.


What: Rip City—A Comedy Show

Where: Redux Contemporary Art Center

When: 9pm

Deets: All autumn long, head to Redux Contemporary Art Center for this variety show featuring local musicians and comedic actors. Curated by local comic Henry Riggs, Rip City is heavily influenced by Riggs's time in Chicago, where variety shows have bred comics such as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Seth Meyers. Previously performed in the Charleston Jazz House, the show has moved to the larger Redux Contemporary Art Center due to its growing popularity. As the show is improv and sketch comedy, things can get a little wild—best to leave the kiddos at home.

Price: $5




What: The 2015 Giving Back Awards

Where: Memminger Auditorium

When: 7pm 

Deets: Charleston Magazine presents the 2015 Giving Back Award Winners recognizing charity in the Lowcountry. Meet the honorees, learn more about the finalists for Nonprofit of the Year, and celebrate philanthropy in the Lowcountry. The event is catered by Salthouse Catering, drinks are provided by Icebox, and The Midnight City band will perform live. 

Price: $65 or $120 per couple


What: 11th Annual Palmetto Society Oyster Roast

Where: Visitor Center Bus Shed 

When: 7-11pm 

Deets: Come out and celebrate oyster season with drinks, eats, good friends, and live music from The Root Doctors. 

Price: $30 in advance; $40 at the door. 



Saturday, November 21


What: Last Bendy Boozy Yoga of 2015

Where: High Wire Distilling Co.

When: 10:30am

Deets: The last Bendy Boozy Yoga class of 2015 takes place at High Wire Distilling Co. After a class led by yogi Beth Cosi, attendees will enjoy two Charleston-distilled brunch cocktails. Mats will be available.

Price: $20 



What: The Vinyl Countdown Grand Opening Party

Where: The Vinyl Countdown

When: 3pm-9pm

Deets: To celebrate the opening of Charleston's new record store, The Vinyl Countdown will host a grand opening event  local DJs spinning as well as live music from Haley Mae Campbell, Del Sur and more. They will be offering 20% off all used vinyl, 15% off all new turntables, and 10% off all new vinyl. There will also be a prize drawing for an 11 LP Beatles box set which you can sign up in the store before the grand opening as well as at the event.

Price: Free to attend



What: Celebrity Chili Cook-off and Oyster Roast

Where: Johnson Hagood Stadium

When: 1-5pm 

Deets: Come to the Johnson Hagood Stadium, which will be ringed by hundreds of competing chili chefs and teams, for the 16th annual Celebrity Chili Cookoff! Each competing team will raise $500 for the Charleston Animal Society, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and finding loving homes for ownerless animals. Attendees can enjoy all-you-can-eat chili and oysters, live music, games, and the Kids Zone. In 2014, the event raised $250,000 for the Toby's Fund, which covers the medical and behavioral treatment of animals in the shelter. Form a team, whip up your own recipe, and help Charleston Animal Society reach their goal of $135,000-- or simply attend, sample hundreds of recipes, and show your support for one of Charleston's most dedicated animal shelters.

Price: $25; free for child 10 & under.


What: Buy Local Block Party 

Where: Lowcountry Local First (LLF) headquarters at Local Works

When: 11am-5pm 

Deets: "The Buy Local Block Party at LLF headquarters at Local Works brings community members and local merchants together for a one-of-a-kind social event that highlights locally owned independent businesses with live music, local artists, indie retailers, film and of course local food, beverages, and a beer garden. Shop dozens of vendors featuring local makers, artists, and craftspeople, celebrating the great things that are made, produced and grown in the Lowcountry. This unique and festive event aims to spread awareness of the importance of Buying LOCAL during the holiday season, as part of Lowcountry Local First’s 9th annual Buy Local Month, Nov 15-Dec 15. Kick-off the holiday season and help support the Lowcountry! Sponsors include: Limehouse Produce,South Carolina Federal Credit UnionCharleston MagazineCharleston City PaperNelson Printing - Direct Marketers of Charleston, SCAAPRuth's HouseNature's Calling, Inc."

Price:  $10 in advance, $15 day-of.



Sunday, November 22


What: Down the Rabbit Hole

Where: The Orange Spot Coffee House 

When: noon-4pm 

Deets: Head to Park Circle for a  Pop-Up at The Orange Spot Coffeehouse. There will be local vendors, food, drinks, music, kids activities, silent auction, and more, all celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The event will raise money to replace the children's collection at the Edgar Allan Poe Library on Sullivan's Island, which was lost in recent flooding. So come out to this family friendly event, support a great cause and get a jump on Christmas shopping by buying LOCAL!

Price: Free to attend


What: Mac & Chz Cookoff at the Roof!

Where: Tin Roof

When: Noon

Deets: Do you think you have the BEST mac and cheese recipe in the city? Prove it at the Tin Roof as they host a MAC AND CHZ COOKOFF. You will have to keep your mac hot either with crockpots or sternos as Tin Roof is unable to provide any of that, though they do have electrical outlets and prizes for the BEST mac and cheese. This event will cost $7 to get in the door. The money will be divided into prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as a donation to Destiny Community Cafe (the pay what you can diner on Dorchester Road)

Price: $7



What: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox 

Where: Charleston Music Hall 

When: 8pm

Deets: You may have seen them on YouTube performing a doo-wop version of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” or turning Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” into a 1940s big-band standard. Now’s your chance to catch the ensemble live as Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox comes to Charleston to perform a lineup of songs from the present performed à la hits of the past. The old-timey band’s antique spin on Billboards’ chart-toppers is infectiously good, garnering the group more than a hundred million views online. Witness pop culture provocateur Bradlee as his flying fingers zoom across the piano alongside his troop of vaudeville vocalists. 

Price: $29.50