bakery-3The PopCulteer
December 1, 2017

If you can remember way back three or four decades ago, when your PopCulteer was getting ready to begin the 2017 PopCult Gift Guide, I told you in this space that this would be the final day of the Gift Guide and this here PopCulteer would be the master list of all the items I suggested. It turns out that I probably should have looked at a calendar before I wrote that. The 2017 PopCult Gift Guide will go on for another two weeks. I counted wrong. Two weeks from today, I will present the master list of the 2017 PopCult Gift Guide, and then go pass out.

However, we do have a really big event to tell you about. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend, the big benefit for The Bakery takes place and if you remember, last week I told you about the ARTS Flea Market that nobody told me had been re-scheduled to coincide with this benefit. So while I was there standing outside the empty Bakery last Sunday, it occurred to me that perhaps plans had been changed. Indeed they had and the ARTS Flea Market will now take place this Sunday.

The Charleston Music and Arts Collective will host a soft opening and three-day series of fundraisers for the all-ages venue under development at the former bread factory now dubbed The Bakery, located at 1007 Bigley Ave.

The event begins with performances Friday by Emma Deal and the Compulsion at 5 PM; Needful Things at 6:15 PM; Farnsworth at 7:30 PM; and The Joe Hunt Project at 8:45 PM.

Saturday’s performers include Foxy Bear and the Home Wreckers at 5 PM; The Change at 6:15 PM; Threes Company Blues at 7:30 PM; and Beggars Clan at 8:45 PM.

Doors open at 1 PM Sunday for ARTS Flea Market. Performers include Signals at PM; HorseBurner at 6 PM; Let The Guilty Hang at 7 PM; 4 Ohm Mono at 8 PM; with headliners, Byzantine, taking the tage at 9 PM.

A one-day pass is $10 in advance or $15 the day of the show. A two-day pass is $15 in advance and a three-day pass is $20 advance. Kids 12 and under get in free all days. Admission to Sunday’s art market is free, but passes are needed for the live bands. The market features arts equipment, supplies, music gear, photography and craft gear, as well as completed works. The featured vendor is Wendy Swiger. For more details and to order tickets visit The Bakery’s Facebook page.

gg-bonusThe 2017 PopCult Gift Guide will continue for another two weeks. You’ll want to be sure to  continue to check PopCult every day for the very coolest holiday gift ideas that nobody else dares to tell you about.

Also, we have a little programming note for PopCult. We will be interrupting the run of consecutive episodes of Radio Free Charleston for the next month so that we can bring you the best of our holiday specials at the proper time of the year. There will still be an RFC Flashback Saturday mornings, but during the holidays they’ll be all Christmassy and stuff.

And that is the PopCulteer this week. Check back later today for more entries in the 2017 PopCult Gift Guide.