Weekend Picks 12/12–12/14

Instant Grit

"these arms of mine" by Melinda Mead Scharstein


Looking to make some weekend plans? 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!


Melinda Mead Scharstein: from/here

December 12 | 5:00–8:00 p.m.

The George Gallery

In an exhibit two years in the making, Scharstein's photographs explore how our city's structures, many abandoned and forgotten, represent Charleston's rapid evolution, how our emotions and memories are inherently tied to these structures, and what the concept of "New Charleston" entails for our city's landscape.



Danielle Wyckoff: from whence, into which

December 12 | 5:30–9:00 p.m.

Redux Contemporary Art Center 

Allow yourself to become absorbed by the transcendent beauty of Danielle Wyckoff's installation, which explores themes of love and interconnectedness. 



Static in the Snow Art Show with A Little Holiday Market

December 12 | 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Blue Heron Acupuncture & Apothecary and Twenty Six Divine 


Featuring works by Seth Ryan-Nelson Corts, Lisa Shimko, Riki Matsuda, Jeanette Louise, Bennett Goodman, and Lisa Abernathy, the fifth annual edition of Static in the Snow is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Make sure to check out the affordable local wares at A Little Holiday Market.


The Fix Presents Lectra Lust + Post-Cobra

December 12 | 9:00 p.m.

Tin Roof


Local online radio station TheFix.fm presents instrumental trio Post-Cobra and electronic indie act Lectra Lust. Wear your dancing shoes—Fix.fm DJs will be spinning tunes late into the night.


Grand Opening of Barrel House Spirits

December 13 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Barrel House Spirits


Park Circle fine spirits purveoyor Barrel House invites you to their grand opening. Shake hands with Mayor Keith Summey, chow down on Auto-Bahn, and enjoy tastings from High Wire Distilling



Avondale Holiday Winterfest

December 13 | 12:00–6:00 p.m.

Avondale Point Business District 


Still haven't started your holiday shopping? No worries. Suport local businesses and artisans at this community-wide event, which includes wares from Holy Smoke Olive OilInk Meets PaperZoe Natural Creations, and Hermosa Jewelry.


Hopeful Holidays Gift Drive

December 13 | 12:00–8:00 p.m.

Holy City Brewing

Tis the season to give back. Have your picture taken with Santa, gather round the keg Christmas tree, and enjoy food from  Pat's Big Boned BBQ and the release of Holy City's Christmas Seasonal Julbocken at this gift drive for the MUSC Institute of Psychiatry. (Note: gifts must be unwrapped, and please, no gifts that depict violence.)



Frances Cone | Owen Beverly | Volcanoes In the Kitchen

December 13 | 9:00 p.m.

Royal American

In support of his new LP, Amager, Owen Beverly returns to Charleston and teams up with Brooklyn indie-pop act Frances Cone and locals Volcanoes in the Kitchen.



Second Sunday Holiday Edition

December 14 | 1:00–5:00 p.m.

King Street


Two words: free parking. Three words: special holiday discounts. Four words: drinking on the street. Five words: street musicians and holiday tunes. 



December 14 | 2:00 p.m.

Royal American

Get revved up at the second annual Royal American Biker Oyster Roast, featuring live music from First World Problems and Isabelle's Gift, a tattoo contest sponsored by Roses and Ruins, and a bike show sponsored by American Biker. It's gonna be a wild one.



Jamie Resch and The Frontment

December 14 | 8:30 p.m.

Jack of Cups Saloon

Cozy up with a bowl of curry and a craft beer and listen to the country stylings of Jamie Resch