Hip hop, reggae, good food, and great art: It's our weekend round-up

Image by Flickr user britl Two of this weekend's main stars combined: music and food.

Food, art, music: This weekend's chocked full of it all.

So let's get straight to the good stuff: the weekend round-up.


If you're a foodie that happens to love art, then we have the perfect activity for you: The Palette and Palate Stroll, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. The sixth annual fine art and fine cuisine event will cost you just $45 per person and wil give you the chance to taste a multitude of Charleston's best cuisine while feasting your eyes on some of the most delectable Lowcountry art. 

It's been hot as Hades lately, and that's certainly making most Charlestonians yearn for cooler weather. So, in an effort to trick your mind into thinking it's Christmastime, why not check out the Christmas in July Bar Crawl? Costumes are mandatory for this event, so you'd better pull the Santa suits from the attic and put on your holiday best. Start the night off at Wild Wing Cafe on Market Street and end the night at Johnson's Pub--and enjoy drink specials all along the way. And don't forget to bring a food donation--it's required to participate, and it benefits the Lowcountry Food Bank. 


Cyclists, grab your bikes and helmets and get ready to cycle for a good cause during the Vegas is Possible Poker Run on Saturday at noon. The ride begins at North Park Grill and concludes at Market Street Saloon--and it's for a good cause. Proceeds are to raise money for the APA City Champions to be able to compete in the 8-Ball National Championships in Vegas.

If you're itchin' to get some live music into your weekend, there are several opportunities for you to do so, including the Reggae Nights series concert at James Island County Park Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. This concert's headliner is Da'Gullah Rootz, a Charleston-based band that combines Gullah and Reggae cultures for an addictive sound. And tickets are a very cheap $8 a pop (12 and under get in for free).


If hip hop is more your thing, then you have what may be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see two hip hop legends at the Gaillard Auditorium on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. That's right--Busta Rhymes and Big Boi are storming Charleston--and hopefully you already have your tickets, because I do believe this stellar show is sold out.

And there's much more going on this weekend than I was able to squeeze into our round-up. So get the full scoop over at our event calendar and Charleston City Paper's weekend round-up. 

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