Weekend Picks 2/6–2/8

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Vivian Howard Day

Southern Season

February 6 | 12:00–3:00 p.m. | Free

Get to know a Charleston Wine + Food Festival guest (for free!) and spend the day with PBS's A Chef's Life star, Vivian Howard, at this demonstration and meet and greet at Mount Pleasant's Southern Season.



High West Distillery Tasting

The Sparrow

February 6 | 4:00 p.m. | Free

Barrel House Spirits and The Sparrow present a free (yeah, you heard us, FREE) tasting from High West Distillery.



Opening Reception: Ten

Robert Lange Studios

February 6 | 5:00 p.m. | Free

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of our favorite galleries, Robert Lange Studios, at the opening reception for Ten, which features 10-by-10-inch works by 24 contemporary artists.



Anyone in a Dress: A Bike Ride

Upper Deck Tavern

February 6 | 5:00 p.m. | $5

Now's your chance to prove that it is possible to ride a bike in a dress! After happy hour at Upper Deck, cruise to a few other hip dowtown joints, including Taco Boy and Bay Street Biergarten, for food and drink specials, games, and prizes. The last stop? Royal American



Charleston Gold Rice Celebration

GrowFood Carolina

February 6 | 6:00 p.m. | $45

Indulge in countless variations of a Southern staple with Charleston Gold Rice dishes from some of Charleston's top chefs, including Kevin Johnson of The Grocery and Andy Henderson of Edmund's Oast. Wash it all down with brews from COAST, Palmetto, and Frothy Beard, as well as spirits from High Wire Distilling Co



Opening Reception: Girls In A Straight Line

Mandala Health Collective

February 6 | 7:00 p.m. | Free

Anna Ward's conceptual photography series Girls In A Straight Line will be showcased by Mandala Health Collective this Friday. Featuring photos taken over the past year, Ward seeks to explore the various ways girls carry themselves. In addition to amazing photography and delicious hors d'oeuvres, an exhibit video by Maggie Bailey and succulent arrangements by Katy Quinn will be featured.



Off / Beat

Faculty Lounge

February 6 | 9:00 p.m. | Free

Get lost in the groove and dance the night away with  DJs JAZ, Party Dad, and Mummbls, who will be pumping out new millenium jams all through the night. As always, make sure to ring the bell for entry.


The Frizz | Space Coke | Debbie & The Skanks

The Royal American

February 6 | 9:00 p.m. | $5

Put on your leather and get ready to boogie with "Babe City" (Charleston, SC) rock 'n' rollers The Frizz, who are bringing back some old tunes, with a new four-piece lineup to fill out their sound. Motorcycle rockers Space Coke and garage-rock band Debbie and the Skanks (both visiting from Columbia, SC) are gonna get your weekend cranked up right.



Hank & Cupcakes | Death of Paris | Southern Femisphere

Tin Roof

February 7 | 8:00 p.m. | $7

Get ready to shake your body to the sounds of Hank & Cupcakes, whose freaky electro-pop has garnered buzz from the likes of MTV and the New York Post. Columbia synth-rockers Death of Paris and Charleston's only "screamo glam" band Southern Femisphere will get the party started.



Joe Buck Yourself | Drunk Couples | Lowbanks

Royal American

February 7 | 9:00 p.m. | $8

Legendary hillbilly stomper Joe Buck Yourself is a one-man band who knows his way around a three-chord shit kicker. He's played as a member of The Legendary Shack Shakers and Hank Williams III's various projects. Charleston upstart punks Drunk Couples and Atlanta surf-punkers Lowbanks will set the mood.



Pure Experience Party

PURE Theatre

February 8 | 3:00 p.m. | $75

Oysters and a whole pig prepared by Jeremiah Bacon of The Macintosh, live music from David Boatwright & Minimum Wage, cabaret performances, and a live auction, all in a massive tent decorated by Jesse Vickers of JLV Creative—yeah, PURE Theatre knows how to throw a party. All proceeds will go to help PURE continue to bring cutting-edge contemporary theater to Charleston.



Glen Hansard 

Charleston Music Hall

February 8 | Doors 6:30 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m. | $35

Oscar winning singer-songwriter Glen Hansard takes the stage at the Music Hall with his acoustic guitar and vast collection of songs he's been saving for 25 years since he was a street performer in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland. He will be sharing the bill with Irish folk duo The Lost Brothers.