Here are our picks for the best events this weekend.
LISTEN. On Friday, the Tin Roof hosts One Man Bands and Burlesque Bash with music from Rosie Hellfire, Mosquito Bandito, and Ghostwitch. One of our favorite annual holiday events, Unsilent Night brings together boombox-carrying carolers to traipse around the city and spread music on Saturday. Make sure you RSVP if you want to be a part of it. The same night, new art venue Outer Space presents their Winter Wonderland Ball with music from Big & Tall and J. Zagers, along with a "late-night mix-tape dance party." Also on Saturday, the CSO presents their ever-popular Holiday Pops concert, while the Youth Orchestra of the Lowcountry presents their own holiday concert for free. On Sunday, head to the Citadel Square Baptist Church for a Messiah Sing-along. Then at the Tin Roof again, Cord & Pedal’s Christmas Pageant brings together various indie songwriters and musicians.
LOOK. Scoop Studios presents their Small Works Show Friday with artists like Dorothy Netherland, Karen Myers, Ben Timpson, Brian Bustos, Julio Cotto, and more. Also Friday, Spark Studios shows off their renovated digs and new artists at their Open Studio. Over Avondale-way, Gale Ray talks about how Alchemy Coffee and art go hand in hand. And while we’re on the subject of art, Aesthetic Sanctuary artists Michael Krajewski and Justice Littlejohn host a free lecture and collaborative workshop at City Gallery on Sunday. And Jonathan Green presents two free lectures at Gallery Chuma Sunday. (2:30 and 4 p.m.)
SHOP. The finale party for the Novel pop-up shop is Friday night from 5-9 p.m. That means food, drinks, art, and shopping. On Saturday, the Glass Onion teams up with Love Me Again Clothing Exchange for a holiday bazaar, and the Really Really Free Market is also Saturday at noon under the Recovery Room overpass. It’s also the last day for the farmers market in Marion Square until next spring (tear). And later that night, Presents from Punks offers affordable art and music, with all of the proceeds going to charity.
As always, we’ve only skimmed the surface with these picks. Here’s the full weekend calendar.