Grit Picks for your Weekend, July 17-19

Alex Keith



If you can't find something to do this's not our fault. Getcha grit on, getcha getcha grit on.


Friday, July 17


The 10th Annual Palette & Palate Stroll — A feast for the eyes and the stomach, this stroll pairs eight of Charleston's prominent art galleries with local restaurants (think Zero George, Halls Chophouse, 82 Queen, and more) to raise money for local art programs. 


Trainwreck — Finally out in theaters! What's better than Amy Schumer and Bill Hader? Popcorn with butter, duh.



The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Review — This traveling burlesque show is making its way to The Sparrow for a night of no rules and optional clothing (for the performers at least; keep your pants on).


The James Brown Dance Party at The Pour House — Catch "The Funkiest All Star Tribute in Show Business." The line-up of musicians paying tribute to the late, great Brown include Elise Testone of American Idol fame, Grant Green Jr., Anthony Wellington of Victor Wooten Band, the Chase Brothers of The James Brown Dance Party and Strange Design, Charlton Singleton, Mike Quinn, and more.




HEART Fashion Show — The Holistic Education and Art Recreation Therapy (HEART), a creative day program for adults with special needs, hosts a fashion show sponsored by Goodwill at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church. Ten to twelve adults in the HEART program will participate in the fashion show styled and produced by local fashionistas, salons, and photographers. All clothing is donated by Goodwill. D’Allesandro’s will provide the beverages and 'za.


Whiskey Diablo — Have some live music with your Game Changer at Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ on Sullivan's. Local musician Whiskey Diablo's sound has been described as “the soundtrack to a Quentin Tarantino film.” We're in.


Who's Bad —"The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band" plays The Windjammer, not once, but twice. Double the thrill-er this Friday (7/17) and Saturday (7/18) nights. 



Saturday, July 18


The Ex-Bombers — This seedy beatnik pop duo from Charleston (Charleston, Illinois that is) bring their unique sound to The Mill to promote their latest, vinyl-only LP, Five Star Night. 


The Big Lebowski Dinner — Dine like The Dude at Twenty Six Divine. White Russian ice-cream sandwiches anyone?


Slightly Stoopid — A stop on their "Everything is Awesome" summer tour, the show promises to be a reggae-riffic night of all your favorite stoner jams, from "Collie Man" to "Wiseman" to "Bandelero"—everything you need to put you in a "Mellow Mood." Dirty Heads and The Expendables round out the lineup.


Charleston Battery v. Wilmington Hammerheads — Calling all sports fans! We dare you not to have Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" in your head for the following week. 


Bradford Lee Folk and Bluegrass Playboys — This Nashville-based group plays a "rough-edged blend" of traditional bluegrass mixed with "true country grit" at Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ on Sullivan's.


Holy City Anniversary — Celebrate 4 years of beer at Holy City Brewing. Join the brewers in the tap room from noon to 9 p.m. for some special beers and a food collaboration with Legare Farms and Artisan Meat Share. Cheers to that!




Dumpstaphunk — New Orleans’ funkiest band hits the stage at The Pour House with Cameron and the Funk Dumplins. 


Honey Do — Mixson Farmers Market hosts this summertime fundraiser for the Bee Cause, an organization dedicated to putting observational hives in schools. The Bee Cause will demonstrate a honey harvest extraction and the jars of honey produced can be taken home with a $15 donation to the Bee Cause. The Savannah Bee Company will hold a pop-up shop, FLOWERSHOP at Mixson will put together bee-friendly bouquets, and Cannonborough Beverage Co. will whip up Honey Basil Margaritas using fresh honey.


Hearts & Plugs Summer Shindig — The 2nd annual shindig takes place at Palmetto Brewing with 11 acts from the Hearts and Plugs roster including  Brave BabySUSTOET AndersonJohnny DelawareMichael FlynnGrace JoynerELIM BOLTHermit's VictoryThe High DiversGold Light, and The Lovely Few.



10th Anniversary of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge —The Post and Courier and City of Charleston, SC Government celebrate the 10th anniversary of our beloved bridge throughout the weekend, Saturday (7/18) and Sunday (7/19). LEGO Certified Professionals will build an enormous, 25-foot model of the Ravenel Bridge made entirely of LEGO bricks. 



Sunday, July 19


Sunday Brunch Farmers Market at The Pour House — Wake up in time for local produce, artisan goodies, and delicious food trucks.


Fat Hen Cookbook Release — Chef Fred Neuville will be signing his long awaited cookbook, The Fat Hen Cookbook, at The Coop behind The Fat Hen restaurant on Johns Island. The ticket price includes a signed copy of the book, and includes all-you-can-eat sliders. Nom.