Weekend Picks 1/9–1/11

Instant Grit

Mechanical River


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


Tintype Photographs by Giles Clement


January 9 | 4–10:00 p.m. | No cover

Chow down on some of Charleston' s best vegan cuisine at this hip new spot, and let renowned photographer Giles Clement capture you in one of his signature old-school tintypes, which range from $40 to $60—and includes a free beer!



Brian Robert (of Company) | DYEL | Youngster

Tin Roof

January 9 | 9:00 p.m. | $5

Veteran Chareston indie folkster Brian Robert takes the stage with Columbia surf-pop bands Dyel and Youngster.



Firetag's 5th Annual Birthday Bash

The Pour House

January 9 | 8:30 p.m. | $5

Groove the night away as Charleston’s fave mandolinist celebrates his birth by jamming out with longtime collaborators Quasiphonics, Lost Highway, Skwirl Grinda, and more.



Redux-Revival Music Series: Mechanical River | Stefanie Santana


January 9 | 9:00 p.m. | $7

Lo-fi beat wizard Mechanical River brings his hauntingly spacey live show to Redux, with ethereal ukelele-badass Stefanie Santana opening.



Redux+Revival Entertainment Co. After-Party

Faculty Lounge

January 9 | 10:00 p.m. | Free

Keep spinnin’ at this post-Redux after-party featuring DJs Jeff ET and Bird Flu.



The Lowcountry Speaks Out Against Violence

United States Custom House

January 10 | 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Free

Come out to join voices with those who have been affected by violence in the Lowcountry. Guest speakers include Pastor Thomas Dixon, CSU professor Damon Fordham, and Sen. Marlon Kimpson.



The Barbecue Joint’s 2nd Wild Game Dinner

The Barbecue Joint

January 10 | 6:30 p.m. | $35 or 2 tickets for $60

If thoughts of wildboar, quail, and venison make you salivate, then this Park Circle event will satisfy your appetite with preparations by chef Jimmy Owens. Each dish is paired with a locally crafted Holy City beer to help the game go down. Be sure to RSVP ahead of time!



Future Shorts

Park Circle Film Society

January 10 | 7:00 p.m. | $6

Be a part of the world’s largest film festival of it’s kind, and enjoy short films from across the world.



Grace Joyner | Gold Light | Warsong

Tin Roof

January 10 | 9:00 p.m. | $5

Charlotte’s Warsong bring their pulsing, melodic indie pop to town, teaming up with Hearts & Plugs acts Grace Joyner and Gold Light for a night of hauntingly gorgeous tunes sure to set your heart aflutter. We're particulalry excited to hear Grace Joyner's new material for the follow-up to her debut EP, Young Fools. "We are playing some new songs that no one has heard yet and then going straight to the studio to record next week," says Joyner. 



Save the Light Oyster Roast

Bowens Island Restaurant

January 11 | 2:00–5:00 p.m. | $25

All-you-can-eat oysters for a cause—100% of the proceeds go to benefit the preservation and restoration of the Morris Island Lighthouse.



Runaway Gin: A Tribute to Phish

The Pour House

January 11 | 6:30 p.m. | Free

Get all noodly to the improvised grooves of Phish-inspired jam act Runaway Gin, who never play the same set twice. Smoke Food Truck will be slingin' grub to satisfy your munchies.Oh, and the show's Phree, man.



Dumb Doctors | Elim Bolt | Ellipser

Local 616

January 11 | 9:00 p.m. | Free

The ever-evolving Elim Bolt try out some new Krautrock–influenced jams, as Dumb Doctors's new lineup provides the scuzz and Asheville’s hypnotic goth-no wave band Ellipser brings you to a hightened state of consciousness. Brett Nash, Elim Bolt bassist and Dumb Doctors drummer (among a million other projects), is particulalry stoked about Ellipser. "They shred harder than the paper shredder at Enron," says Nash.