Want to see what you’re getting into before you get out on the arts scene this weekend? SCOOP Studios hosts an opening reception for Bill Mead’s There’s Always Room for Jell-O from 5-8 p.m. on Friday.

Kevin Beilfuss is at the recently opened M Gallery, and they’re going high-tech with their reception. If you call Facebook high-tech.

Coco Vivo hosts a reception for Richard Hasenfus, a member of Who’s Who in American Art.

Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery and Hamlet Fine Art Gallery are also holding openings downtown. Over in West Ashley at John Pundt’s house, you’ll find the Elvis Art Show on Saturday. We don’t have any hand-outs from that, but here’s the flyer.

And don’t forget the Charleston Comedy Festival Stand-up Competition Semi-finals Friday and Saturday. Here’s a video from round 1 of the competition.

Stay cool. Support City Paper.

City Paper has been bringing the best news, food, arts, music and event coverage to the Holy City since 1997. Support our continued efforts to highlight the best of Charleston with a one-time donation or become a member of the City Paper Club.