Have you heard? The Whig is now holding listening parties for local bands every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. As the curators of the best jukebox in Columbia — nay, in South Carolina — The Whig will most certainly feature artists who are exceptional and eclectic. This week’s listening party is no different, as it features Constance by The Restoration. The folk concept album is being turned into a stage production playing at the Trustus Theatre on Aug. 21 and 23, and The Whig will be giving away two tickets to the first show during the listening party.
Constant supporters of good causes as well as good art, The Whig will also be the launching pad for Congaree Riverkeeper’s Save Our Water events with a pint night on Thursday, Aug. 21. All night long, SweetWater Brewing Company’s Waterkeeper Hefe will be featured on the Whig taps, and $1 from each pint of it will be donated Congaree Riverkeeper. You can also pick up some SweetWater swag as well.
Columbia Brew Bus Rolls Forth
Now that Swamp Cabbage has opened its tap room, it’s time for that Columbia Brew Bus I’ve been going on about so much to start shuttling folks from one great Columbia brewery to another. They’re kicking things off with a launch party this Friday, Aug. 22 at Craft and Draft on Devine Street from 5 to 8 p.m. The Brew Bus boys will reveal the bus, freshly wrapped after a very successful Kickstarter campaign last week. There will be Wurst Wagen sausages and Happiness Bomb Boiled PNUTS on hand for snacking needs, and Scene SC will be spinning music by local bands. (They will also be curating the local music that plays on the bus during tours. Here’s to keepin’ it local!) And hey, if you contributed $30 or higher to the Brew Bus Kickstarter, your first beer of the night is on them. Attendees will also be able to be the first to sign up for future Brew Bus tours.
Conquest Debuts Barleywine
This Saturday, Aug. 23, starting at 11 a.m., Conquest Brewing is having a brewery-only release of its Four Roses BA Ophel’s Lowly Barleywine. Conquest’s favorite barleywine has been sitting in a Four Roses bourbon barrel since March, getting tastier and tastier. They will have 180 bottles available on a first-come, first-served basis, with each costing $15 and limited to four per person (i.e. get there early). There will be a bottle-share on site during the release, so bring some good beers to share. Yellow Dog Barbecue will be selling food at the event. If you didn’t make it to The Finisher release at Conquest last January, you really owe it to yourself to come out for this. Not only do you get to buy some great and rare local beer, but the bottle share and the camaraderie amongst fellow beer fans makes it a terrific way to start your day.
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
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