Weekend Picks

Instant Grit


Here's our roundup of events happening in Charleston this weekend. Go, have fun, be merry, and post pictures—if you post using the hashtag #chsgrit, your photos could be published on the site!


For the cosplayer:


Charleston Plaza Hotel

November 14–16

Let your nerd flag fly high at Charleston's first gaming, fantasy, science and tecnology, and sci-fi convention.



For the art lover:

Moonshadow: The Halsey's 10th Annual Membership Celebration

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

November 14 | 7–10 p.m.

Enjoy shadow-puppet theater by Geoffrey Cormier, who worked for the Jim Henson Company, as well as live music and an appearance by special guest artist Jumaadi.



For the greaser:


The Barbeque Joint

November 15 | 12 p.m.–2 a.m.

Rockabilly reigns supreme at this Park Circle block party, featuring BBQ, live music, a classic car and bike show, and a pinup contest.



For the frosting fanatic:

Cupcake Camp Charleston

Holy City Brewing

November 15 | 3–5 p.m.

Local bakers bring the baked goods to this tasty event, which benefits Darkness to Light, and if you're not a baker, don't worry—there are plenty of cupcakes to go around.



For the folkster:

She Returns From War Album Release 

Tin Roof 

November 15 | 9 p.m.

Americana darlings She Returns From War release their self-titled album with help from local opener Punks & Snakes and Georgetown's blues-rock outfit The Howling Man.

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For the caffeine conoisseur:

Charleston Coffee Cup

Joe Riley Stadium

November 16 | 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Start your Sunday with a caffeine kick at the first annual Charleston Coffee Cup, which features coffee tastings from local and regional coffee shops, latte art competitions, and a roasters challenge.



For the philanthropic foodie:

Poogan's Porch Pig Roast & Bourbon Sip 

Palmetto Brewing 

November 16 | 3–6 p.m. 

Imbibe in Virgil Kaine bourbon, Palmetto brews, and Poogan's Porch BBQ while grooving to tunes from Dallas Baker & Friends at this benefit for the Lowcountry Food Bank.



For the Chucktown chuckler:

Comedy Show: Dusty Slay | Jason Groce | Tim Höeckel | Evan Berke | Vince Fabra

Pour House

November 16 | 6:30 p.m.

Nashville transplant Dusty Slay comes back to Charleston to team up with some of the area's funniest comedians for a night of stand-up comedy sure to have you rolling on the floor.