Music & Oysters

For the past eight years, the South Eastern Wildlife and Environment Education Association has hosted an afternoon of music and food for everyone at its Sewee Outpost, 4853 U.S. Highway 17 in Awendaw to help raise awareness and funds for its work and programs.

The event features more than 6,000 square feet of tent-covered space containing stages, food and beverage vendors and, of course, a buffet of all-you-can-eat Bull’s Bay oysters.

This year’s event will host performances by Occasional Milkshake with Mark Bryan and Hank Futch, Doug Jones, Danielle Howle + Firework Show, Red Dog Ramblers, Ed Hunnicutt and the Lincoln Middle-High School Steel Drum Band.

Barbecue, burgers and hot dogs from Glenn Bagley, beer from Palmetto Brewery and wine will be available for purchase on-site.

Tickets for the day are $35 in advance, $40 at the gate, and cover all oysters and music; children under 12 get in free with an adult. Tickets can be purchased online at etix.com or at the Sewee Outpost. The event is scheduled for 2-6 p.m. Saturday.

Go to seweeassociation.comfor more information.

The Devil Makes Three

The subject of unlikely origins, Santa Cruz, Calif., trio The Devil Makes Three has spent a decade sharing its West Coast take on bluegrass and ragtime folk with the world.

The band has released five albums with 2009’s “Do Wrong Right” topping Billboard’s bluegrass charts and its latest album, 2011’s “Stomp and Smash,” reaching the No. 4 spot on Billboard’s bluegrass charts and No. 29 on the “Heatseekers” chart.

The group’s model for traditional bluegrass consistency is not with exceptions, having made room for modern music elements.

Presumably because of the members’ tattooed appearances, some have called the group a folk-punk band, but the trio borrows very little from the punk genre. Instead, the band leans more toward old-time music, street busking and late Dylan-esque acoustic folk than punk, choosing to stay, somewhat deliberately, away from the frenetic style of the punkabilly ilk.

The Devil Makes Three will perform tonight at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or online at etix.com. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Go to charlestonpourhouse.com or call 571-4343.

Dancefx

Charleston-based dance studio Dancefx will host a showcase for some of its best companies Friday night at the Music Farm.

“Naughty New Year: Love Kills” will feature performances from The Modern Day Pin-Ups, Slow Jamz, The Charleston Dance Project and Tap Crew, with special appearances from Phuz3d Cr3w and The Missing Links.

The groups range in style from modern dance to breakdance, hip-hop to stomp, tap and contemporary jazz to strip aerobics and feature original choreography alongside popular music.

DJ Son will take over following the performances, so all in attendance can join in the fun.

Tickets for standing room are $10 while seat tickets are $15; both are available at the door or online at etix.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. Attendees must be 21 to enter.

Go to dancefxcharleston.com for more information.