I recommend that you get out this weekend and drink. Drink drink drink. In fact, drink all month, and don't feel guilty about it — as long as you're drinking at a Maverick Southern Kitchens restaurant and you're ordering their Barn Raiser cocktail, whose proceeds benefit Keegan-Filion Farm, who recently suffered from a fire.
What this week's cultural offerings lack in quantity, they make up for in quality. The CSO Chamber Orchestra will perform Time Machine: Mozart In Prague; PURE Theatre opens Martin McDonagh's Behanding in Spokane; eight artists, plus poetry and music, will come together for Tiny Illustrations at Rick Rhodes Photography Studio; Redux hosts a special screening about the women-in-media documentary Miss Representation; and Park Circle has a Night of Shorts.
Sunday's Rafter's Trot for Canine Cancer Research is the very last one that will ever happen, so it should also be the one to raise the most money. Bring your dogs to Magnolia Plantation, but watch where they poop.
The Lowcountry Highrollers are getting together for A Derby of a Sale, a kind of swap meet at Hot Wheels that will benefit the team for their upcoming season. Any bets on how many pairs of roller skates may be for sale?
Get back into the groove of the New Year with laughs at Bingo Improv and The Have Nots!
Into the Tangled Garden Studio hosts its launch, and Save the Light has an oyster roast.
Damn it Rococo, don't you know that I'm trying to cut out carbs? How dare you host a bread tasting with flavored butters. Oh man, I may have to go to Rococo.
Slow Food Charleston hosts its annual membership meeting and potluck. Bring a dish to share.
Monster Music & Movies is starting a new series called Vinyl Saturday. Not only will new and used vinyl be marked down, but they'll have free live music in the store. This week features the Channels, Firework Show, and Sir Greenwood.
Dance company Dancefx will present Naughty New Year: A Go-Go Dance Show Extravaganza at the Music Farm.
And hopefully the weather will be mild enough to enjoy this month's Second Sunday on King Street.