Weekend Picks 2/27–3/1

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4th Annual Eryc Riddle Pre-Brewvival Fish Fry

Holy City Brewing

February 27 | 2:00–8:00 p.m. | Free Admission, $8/plate 

Love beer but don’t have tickets to Brewvival? Look no further—the night before the sold-out event, you can taste Holy City's five new beers (we can wait to try the Notorious P.I.G, a bacon-tinged porter) and grub on some good ol’ fish fry. Started four years ago in remembrance of Eryc Riddle, it's the perfect event to raise a glass.



Opening Reception: Tom Stanley

The George Gallery

February 27 | 5:00 p.m. | Free

A Southeast native, Tom Stanley has been exhibiting his contemporary artwork nationally for years, and now he is coming back home to share it with Charleston. Primarily acrylic on canvas, Stanley's work will be featured at The George Gallery for a limited engagement.




Holy City Poetry Slam

Charleston Music Hall

February 27 | 8:00 p.m. | $5

What’s in a slam? That which we call poetry by any other name would be as sweet. Poetry is taking over the Music Hall Friday night, and it’s going to be a hit. Hosted by Marcus Amaker, the event features diverse works from both youth and local poets, including Matt Foley, co-host of The Unspoken Word. Slammin'.




The Hooten Hallers | Lily Slay | Johnny Delaware

Royal American

February 27 | 9:00 p.m. | $5

Missouri's The Hooten Hallers bootleg their high-proof bluesy, countrified rock 'n' roll with only the finest ingredients to get you partying. Sets by local Charleston faves Lily Slay and Johnny Delaware will welcome our new Midwestern friends to the Royal American stage.



Dead 27s | The Congress | Dank

The Pour House

February 27 | 9:00 p.m.| $10 advance/$13 DOS

City Paper's 2013–2014 rock band of year Dead 27s rock out some soulful funky jams to get your weekend kicked off right. They will share the bill with Denver, Colorado's blue-eyed soul group The Congress and the futurist jams of Athens, Georgia's Dank (formerly Dank Sinatra).



Cepheus | Fiasco

Big Gun Burger Shop

February 27 | 10:00 p.m. | Free

Bust out the earplugs cuz this one's gonna get loud! Instrumental post rockers Cepheus and Charleston screamers Fiasco bring their experimental and raucous sound to the burger shop. Eat that shit up.



Taking Flight Comic Book Show 8

The Sparrow

February 28 | 12:00 p.m. | $5

Kick off convention season with this clearance sale. Park Circle Comics will be featuring market-price items and is jointly helping to raise money for Fresh Future Farms. A suggested $5 donation at the door will benefit the non-profit urban farm and community food operation. In addition to great deals on comics and the chance to meet some rad artsits, Holy City Brewing is donating a keg to really get the party started. 




DIY Festival

Charleston County Public Library

February 28 | 1:00 p.m. | Free

What’s better than creating something on your own? Yeah, nothing. That's why Charleston has the DIY Festival. Learn about the newest technologies or stick to arts and crafts. Countless interactive booths and six lectures will be sure to keep you busy. And, to get the afternoon going, Avi Jacobs will be performing live.




Hair of the Dog: A Music and Art Festival

The Barrel Charleston

February 28 | 2:00 p.m. | $5

Still recovering from your Friday night out? Invite your four-leeged best friend out for a little hair of the dog. Nurse your hangover with beers from The Barrel, fill your belly with food from Smoke Food Truck, and check out wares from local artists and vendors, all while hanging with your pup. Coda, DJ Marley, Left, Matthew Conley, and DJ Kav1ani will be dishing out the jams at this vibrant afternoon event.




Dollhouse Dope Fashion Show

King Dusko

February 28 | 8:00 p.m. | $5

Gauge Santiago is going to kill it this Saturday when some sexy individuals rock his designs and Jessica Schatten’s stellar jewelry. Fierce fashion followed by a funky dance party sets up the night, but the 20% off Dollhouse items is what’s really getting the night going. Come out, get down, and pick up some discounted threads.




Chamberlain The Brave | Diaspoura

Big Gun Burger Shop

February 28 | 9:00 p.m. | Free

If you want some electronic grooves in your life this weekend, then this is the show for you. Local elecronic artist Chamberlain The Brave brings his hip, chill-yet-dancy sounds, which couple perfectly with the the etherial pop of special guest Diaspoura.



Banditos | The Deslondes | Whiskey Diablo

Royal American

March 1 | 9:00 p.m. | $5

Why not end your weekend with a little honky tonk? Bring all your rowdy friends out for Nashville-via-Birmingham band Banditos. They will be joined by tour mates The Deslondes, who will be fresh off the sold-out Brewvival stage. Local wailers Whiskey Diablo open the show. Yeehaw!