Date/Time: Friday, April 15th
Doors & live music @ 8:00pm, Show @ 9:00pm
Dance Party @ 10:00pm – midnight
Place: 1216 Taylor Street (the 2016 home of Indie Bits)
Get ready Columbia! The Weekly Revue is coming back to Indie Grits! Hosted by the actor, comedian, and master of ceremonies, Toby Lou, the Weekly Revue oozing in juicy fun is returning for a third straight year to dazzle, educate, and entertain. This hodgepodge, variety show designed by Lou “to edify and romance the people” hails from New Orleans and is produced by Court 13, the production company that brought us Beasts of the Southern Wild. Toby Lou presents the Revue as a sort of curated open-mic with a wide range of performances. The show can really confuse the senses, presenting acts that can be funny, sexy, provocative, complex, serious, and confounding.
“This year Indie Grits makes 10 years and the Weekly Revue will be here for the 3rd time which means together we are 13, ripe with energy, potential, and barely controlled hormonal impulses. Our most adorable days may be in our past but our most fertile are still to come.
In the Jewish faith, 13 is the time when a young person becomes an adult in the eyes of the community. This coming of age is celebrated with a Bar Mitzvah, the most treasured life cycle ritual of the teenage years. And so the Weekly Revue is thrilled to announce the Weekly Revue’s Indie Grits Bar Mitzvah followed by a music fueled reception until midnight. If you’ve never been to a Bar Mitzvah then you can’t afford to miss this opportunity. If you’ve been to a Bar Mitzvah, you’ve never seen one like this. We Guarantee It. Save the Date folks. Teenage exploration and ancient scripture are about to smash. Show may not be appropriate for actual teenagers.” — Toby Lou
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We’ll update you with more info as things develop. In the meantime, check out past Weekly Revues in our festival archive.