It’s the weekend. Here’s some fun stuff to do.
Art lovers, head to the Art Institute Friday night for a reception for James Pratt’s works, and on Saturday, see the results of a 20-hour Artist Lock-in at Eye Level Art. Sunday check out the opening of the MOJA Juried Arts Exhibit at the Avery Center. All of these events are free.
Book nerds can meet an up-and-coming author at Blue Bicycle Saturday. Brian Ray’s book Through the Pale Door won the S.C. Art Commission’s First Novel Prize. Then spice things up at the Farmers Market, where a mullet-rocking Mark Gravel will be promoting Food + Sex magazine. Tasty. (And also free.)
If you have yet to catch a Lowcountry Highrollers’ roller derby bout, Sunday is your last chance this season. Sunday’s also the day you can catch some beach polo action out at Kiawah Island for the first time in 20-something years. If you’re more interested in working up a sweat yourself, Half-Moon is hosting an Ocho Libre Bouldering Contest at their flagship store on Folly Road.
Who doesn’t like a good fund-raiser? There are some fun ones to choose from this weekend, including the Hurricane Party at the Omar Shrine Temple Friday to benefit East Cooper Community Outreach, Pancakes for Healing on Saturday morning at Kronic Coffee to benefit Surfer’s Healing, and the Injured Marine Run, Ride, Car & Bike Show Saturday in Goose Greek.
On a more solipsistic note, or maybe just sloppy, use a dead guy’s birthday as an excuse to drink at the Music Farm Saturday. But not just any dead guy: Jack Daniel, the father of Tennessee whiskey. There will be a fashion show, music from DJ Arthur Brouthers, and “liquid birthday cake.” We like the sound of that.
Check out our full weekend events calendar, and don’t forget you can tag your favorites and have us remind you via text that they’re coming up. Like say if you drink too much Jack Daniel’s and sleep through your alarm.