Weekend Picks 1/23–1/25

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Looking to make some weekend plans? We've got you covered. Go, have fun, and post pictures—if you post using the hashtag #chsgrit, your photos could be published on the site!


Charleston International Jazz Festival

Various Locations

January 22–25

Celebrate the long-standing jazz culture of Charleston at this inaugural event, which features acts from across the globe as well as many of the Charleston’s best jazz musicians at some of the Holy City's best venues—The Mezz, the American Theatre, and Charleston Music Hall.



Opening Reception: Drawing from the Lifeline

City Gallery

January 23 | 5:00–7:00 p.m. | Free

Presented by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, this exhibition features the recent work of Tyrone Geter, whose drawings depict the relationship between race, power structures, and politics as they relate to 21st-century media. 



Opening Reception: Pattern of Place

Halsey Institute

January 23 | 6:30–8:00 p.m. | Free

Enjoy complimentary drinks and refreshments from Whole Foods and Icebox while allowing yourself to be absorbed into the mysterious three-dimensional world created by Patricia Boinest Potter.



Hell House Podcast Live

Faculty Lounge

January 23 | 9:00 p.m. | Free

Local DJ’s Aesthetic, Mummbls, and Worship the Sky will be spinning late into the night. It's gonna be a wild one.



SoCal January Block Party

Various Locations

January 23 | 10:00 p.m. | Free

Mellow Mushroom, Boone’s Bar, Kickin' Chicken, Upper Deck Tavern, and King Street Grille know how to throw down! Sponsored by Palemtto Brewery, this block party features live music, raffles, and craft beer all for a good cause—$1 from each Palmetto beer sold benefits Pet Helpers.



Taste of Folly Festival

Folly Beach

January 24 | 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Free

Meander down Center Street, which will be closed to traffic, and enjoy food and drink from all of your Folly faves. Events include a dating auction, chili cook-off, a hotdog eating contest, and live music from One Kool Blow and Bottom Feeder.



Vantastic Food and Community Fundraiser

Holy City Brewing

January 24 | 12:00–4:00 p.m. | $8

Pig out for a cause and help Fresh Future Farm Inc., an inner city farm, raise money for a van to deliver their inventory and healthy food to Charleston residents. Social justice never tasted so good.



6th Annual Follywood Oyster Roast

Brick House Kitchen

January 24 | 4:00–11:00 p.m. | $12/cover, $15/all-you-can-eat oysters

Get down to live music from Daryl Hance, The Piedmont Boys, The Travelin' Kine, BYOG, and Sunflowers & Sin, slurp back all-you-can-eat oysters, play a round of cornhole, and check out art from local vendors at this annual fave. 



Sow Sunday

Frothy Beard Brewing Company

January 25, 1:00–6:00 p.m. | $20 (cash at Frothy), $22.50 (online or credit card)

We hope you're hungry because Thomas Legare of Legare Farms will be roastin' up a whole pig. Tickets include a big ole plate of down-home grub and one of Frothy's delicious brews.



Yonatan Gat | Ned Brash | Sweatlands

Tin Roof

January 25 | 9:00 p.m. | $8

Critically acclaimed (Time Out New York, SPIN, NY Press) guitarist Yonatan Gat, previously of Monotonix, will be rocking the Tin Roof with local badasses Ned Brash and Sweatlands. Totally worth staying up late on a school night.