Weekend Roundup 10/23-10/25

Weekend Roundup 10/23-10/25

Your go-to guide for all things Charleston this weekend, October 23-25



Your go-to guide for all things Charleston this weekend, October 23-25


FRIDAY 10/23


What: Opening Reception for the Jiha Moon & Susan Klein Exhibit


Where: The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

When: 6:30pm 

DeetsThe Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents two dynamic exhibitions—Jiha Moon’s “Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here,” and Susan Klein’s “Shadow Things.” Moon’s 50-piece collection explores the melting-pot nature of our current global identity, uniting Asian and Western elements (Angry Birds and emojis appear alongside Asian tigers and Indian gods) to create a compelling clash of concepts. Klein begins with a landscape paintings and works over them, creating images that are ambiguous, yet somehow recognizable. The exhibit will be on view through December 5.

Price: Free


What: A Fragile Tomorrow at Redux Contemporary Art Center

Where: Redux Contemporary Art Center

When: 8pm

Deets: A Fragile Tomorrow plays at Redux Contemporary Art Center in promotion of their latest album, Make Me Over, the group's fourth, self-released studio album. The album features notables contributions from the likes of folk legend Joan Baez, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls, Mark Hart of Crowded House, Vicki Peterson of The Bangles, and John Cowsill of The Beach Boys. Self-produced by the quartet and recorded in Savannah, GA, the album "explores new sonic territory inspired by the bold, explorative musical aesthetic of David Bowie, T. Rex, and Brian Wilson as well as the frantic energy of Cheap Trick and The Who." Josh Roberts & the Hinges open the show.

Price: $10


What: Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival 


Where: Sottile Theatre

When: October 22-25, times vary

Deets: Established in 2006, this film festival has been bringing a slice of Italy to the Lowcountry for nearly a decade. Offering a lineup of comedies, dramas, and award-winning documentaries, the festival dives deep into the richness of Italian culture, giving viewers an honest glimpse into the beating heart of Italy

Price: Prices vary 



What: Women and Waits- A Tribute to Tom Waits


Where: Charleston Music Hall

When: 8pm

Deets: The iconic, whiskey-and-cigarettes rasp of Tom Waits gets reimagined as some of Charleston's best female vocalists take the stage at the Charleston Music Hall in an homage to one of America's most influential songwriters and musicians. This tribute show features two sets from the soulful songstresses backed by the bluesy rhythms of local bands The Western Polaroids and The Harrows. Vocalists include Lindsay Holler, Jordan Igoe, Aisha Kenyetta, McKenzie Eddy, Hazel Ketchum, Ann Caldwell, Lauren Cahill, and a few surprise guests. 

Price: $15

What: Harvest Feast & Festival 

WhereThornhill Farm, McClellanville

When: 6-9pm

Deets: Chef Brannon Florie of The Granary and On Forty One will serve up fresh food at this five-course seated supper. Enjoy live music by The Lowhills and Bogan Mask and a full bar.

Price: $125

What: HeART Show 'Going Ghostbusters' & Edgar Allan Poe Halloween Show

Where: St. Barnabas Lutheran Church

When: 6-7pm. 

DeetsHolistic Education and Art Recreation Therapy (HEART) is a healthy and creative day program for adults with special needs. The show will be hosted at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church located at 45 Moultrie Street in downtown Charleston. Each 6-week session at HEART has a different theme, where local artists and volunteers dedicate their time and share their talents to help HEART participants unlock their talents. The shows let participants engage with and share their creative work and talents with the community. This is HEART’s 9th show since inception in the summer of 2014. The performing arts portion of the event is called ‘Going Ghostbusters’ and is a musical adaption of the original Ghostbusters movie. The visual arts exhibit is inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and is being created in collaboration with Academic Magnet High School (AMH) studio art students. All art will be for sale and donations are accepted, so bring your checkbooks. All proceeds provide scholarships for HEART participants who cannot afford tuition. There will be pizza donated by D’Allesandro’s Pizza and free Izzy Sodas available. 

Price: Donations welcome

What: Zombie Prom

Where: The Royal American

When: 9pm

Deets: Are you just DYING to party this Halloween Season? You're in luck. The Lowcountry Highrollers will be hosting a ZOMBIE PROM at The Royal American. The night's gruesome events include a "Zombie Make Up Booth" by Sarah Pearson ($10), prizes for best Zombie Prom Costume, and a live performance by Charleston's very own Misfits Tribute Band, DEATH COMES RIPPING! The Royal American will also be pouring their best $6 punch. Come dressed to terrify.

Price: $7 cover


SATURDAY 10/24

What: Fall Fest at Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer

Where: Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer

When: noon-6pm

Deets: Enjoy live music from two bands: Acoustic Big Yen at 1:30pm and The Ramblin' Fevers at 4pm. Kudu will be featuring Holy City Brewing's Pecan Dream on cask and have some seasonal beers on sale for $4 a pint. 

Price: Free admission.



What: Follypalooza

Where: Center Street Folly Beach

When: 11am-5pm

Deets: Follypalooza, a street festival and benefit event, will be held on Folly Beach's Center Street. In its 8th year, the festival raises money for locals who, due to medical ailments, are in desperate need of financial support. Over the event's first seven years, nearly $40,000 has been raised and donated to nearly 30 individuals. All patients are nominated by The Folly Angels and the Folly Beach Exchange Club. This year's festival will include live music on two stages from Outervention, Noelle Brown & The Troublemakers, Deadwin, Jefferson Coker Band, Thomas Champagne, and Jazz on the Edge Allstars. Kids' activities include carnival games, jump castles, face-painting, and more. There will be a mechanical bull, silent auction, date auction, 50/50 raffle, and over 60 local food and art vendors. 

Price: Free. Donations come from the money raised through sponsorships, auctions, raffles and more. 



What: 6th Annual Charleston Mac Off

Where: The Grove at Patriots Point

When: 2-7pm

Deets: The Mac be back y'all. Last year, a record of 6,000 people gathered to sample traditional and gourmet offerings of Mac & Cheese and award bragging rights to The Best Mac & Cheese in Charleston. This year will be bigger and better! The 2015 Mac Off will feature 25 local restaurants, cafes, and caterers competing for the Best Mac and Cheese in Charleston. Current restaurants include Charleston Artisan CheesehouseCherrywood BBQ and Ale HouseBurtons Grill of Mt Pleasant, LLCBohemian BullThe LoopholeRoti RollsColeman Public HouseCharleston Sports PubThe Shelter Kitchen + BarCarolina Ale House, and more! There will also be a Charleston Artisan Cheese House Macaroni and Cheese Eating Competition, a Home Grown Cooks Competition, and a Vendor Village featuring artists, bakers, farmers, and much more. Sample a variety of top shelf bourbons on the Bourbon Trail and enkoy live music performances from Banana Pancakes and others.

Price: General Admission Advance Tickets: $10. General Admission Gate Ticket: $15. Tasting Tickets: $1 each



What: Edmund's Oast Hosts SC Offical Launch Party for Michigan-based Dark Horse Brewing Co.

Where: The Bower at Edmund's Oast

When: 12pm

Deets: Edmund’s Oast hosts the South Carolina official launch party for Michigan based Dark Horse Brewing Co. outside at The Bower. Short Grain food truck will be onsite offering their untraditional Japanese fare to order. The following beers will be served on draft for $3 per 12oz pours while supplies last: Belgian Style Amber Ale, Tres Blueberry Stout, Boffo Brown, Crooked Tree IPA, High-C's Harvest Ale, Raspberry Ale, Reserve Special Black Ale, Sarsaparilla, Scotty Karate Scotch Ale. 

Price: Free admission.

What: James Island Connector Run

Where: James Island Connector

When: 8:30am

Deets: This 17th annual race is your one and only chance to run across the James Island Connector this year, taking in unrivaled views of the Holy City and our coastal waterways as you go. Choose between a 10K run and bike ride and a 5K run and walk as you help raise funds for the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation, a local charity awarding scholarships to students with physical disabilities. Both races begin and end at Cannon Park, where a post-race party includes beer, food, and live music.

Price: $35

What: Kayak for the Kure

Where: Nature Adventures Outfitters, Shem Creek

When: Times vary.

Deets: Kayak for a cause—the end of multiple sclerosis—with Nature Adventures Outfitters’ top-of-the-line kayak and nature guides. Grab a buddy or bring the whole squad for team and tandem discounts and paddle your way through scenic Shem Creek. Stand-up paddleboards are also available for those looking to go solo. With several sessions to choose from throughout the day, the event offers multiple opportunities to help stamp out MS.

Price: A $50 minimum donation includes gear, guides, and a T-shirt. 

What: Be More Tea Festival 

Where: Riverfront Park, North Charleston 

When: 1:30pm

Deets: In celebration of its 125th birthday, Lipton Tea hosts the first-ever Be More Tea Festival in North Charleston’s Riverfront Park at Naval Yard. Featuring such big name acts as Passion Pit, St. Lucia, The Roots, and Walk The Moon, this day of musical acts touts a neighborhood-block party vibe with food and beverages and a “tea wonderland” from event sponsor Lipton. 

Price: Free. Registration required. 


What: Gatsby Gala Fundraiser

Where: Francis Marion Hotel 

When: 6:30-10:30

Deets: To raise funds for the Lowcountry’s at-risk children suffering from abandonment, abuse, and neglect, Lowcountry Orphan Relief hosts its second annual Gatsby Gala. Attendees delight in the golden glitz and glamour of the Roaring ‘20s, while enjoying food and drinks, a silent auction, live jazz from the River City Dixieland Band, and dancing by the Hot Jazz Dance Club. 

Price: $100 day of; $75 advance 

What: Dark Side of Oz Dinner

Where: Twenty Six Divine

When: 7pm 

Deets: Twenty Six Divine’s most popular themed dinner is back! Chefs Enan and Jennifer Parezo plate up a five-course menu with wine pairings inspired by a combination of Pink Floyd ‘s Dark Side of the Moon album and the classic film, The Wizard of Oz. Savor dishes like “Brick in the Wall,” an oxtail bread pudding, “Money,” a sweet potato gold risotto with duck confit, and finish the evening with “Album Cover,” fudge brownie s’mores with gold leaf. 

Price: $85



SUNDAY 10/25


What: Hunter's Moon Dinner 

Where: Plantation Stableyards at Middleton Place

When: 6-9pm

Deets: Celebrate the coming of the Hunter's Moon with a feast of wild game and fall vegetables with seasonal beers from Holy City Brewing. The Hunter's Moon historically served as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes. The event will be held in the living history Plantation Stableyards at Middleton Place with music by Graham Whorley. Sponsors include Holy City BrewingJoyce FarmsManchester Farms Quail, and St. Jude Farms. Attendees of Middleton Place Special Events receive 10% off the room rate at The Inn at Middleton Place

Price: $100

What: Revelry Brewing's 1 Year Anniversary 

Where: Revelry Brewing

When: 12pm

Deets: Revelry Brewing celebrates its one year anniversary on Sunday, October 25 with a block party open to neighbors, businesses, friends, family, children, and pets! The event features a cornhole tournament, giveaways, live music from Sunflowers & Sin and Pick & Roll, and a veritable SausageFest from Charleston's favorite purveyors of meat including Edmund's OastLewis BarbecueHome Team BBQTed's ButcherBlock, and Artisan Meat Share. Revelry's Oktoberfest Lager will be ready just in time and the brewery will have great specials across the board. 

Price: Free.



What: Annual Family Picnic at The Dill Sanctuary

Where: The Dill Sanctuary 

When: 1-4pm

Deets: Bring the whole family to the Charleston Museum's Annual Family Picnic to picnic on Lowcountry food, wine from the Marina Variety Store, and keg beer from the Palmetto Brewing Company. There will be a birds of prey demonstration and release as well as a touch tank. Enjoy live music by The Allen Kinney Project.

Price: $25 adult; $10 child ages 6-12; Free for child under 5. 

What: Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K

Where: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center

When: 8:30am-1pm

Deets: Get in the fall spirit by hitting the gorgeous outdoor trails near the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island. During this 5K and half-marathon, runners can take in the natural beauty of the Lowcountry, from moss-draped oaks to the changing colors of the autumn leaves. Cross the finish line and enjoy a post-race meal, cold beverages, and live music.

Price: $48-$40 half marathon; $34-$28 5K

What: Thanks Joe! 

Where: Brittlebank Park and Joe Riley Park

When: 3-7pm at Brittlebank; 7-9pm at Joe Riley Park

Deets: Gather at Brittlebank Park to celebrate and thank the man who has dedicated the past 40 years to serving the city of Charleston. Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. will shake hands, share stories, and say his goodbyes during this retirement party featuring live music, comedic acts, and theater and dance performances. Pack a picnic or grab eats from food trucks on site and stay for the evening’s entertainment. From 7 to 9 pm, the party continues next door at The Joe with marching bands, musical performances, and a video tribute. Attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite picture or story to include in the “Book of Joe.” 

Price: $5 for evening event