Weekend Roundup November 13-15

Weekend Roundup November 13-15



We've got your Grit Picks—all the best events happening in Charleston this weekend, November 13-15.



Friday, November 13


What: YALLFest


Where: Locations vary: Various King Street venues, Charleston Music HallBlue Bicycle Books

When: Friday, November 13, 3-6pm & Saturday, November 14, 10am-6pm

Deets: With 60 young adult writers including Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants author Ann Brashares, and A Series of Unfortunate Events author Lemony Snicket, YALLFest returns for one exciting weekend for book lovers of all ages. This fourth annual festival features panel discussions; book signings at various King Street venues; a spotlight lecture with Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries; and a closing keynote conversation at Charleston Music Hall from Brandon Sanderson and Brandon Mull, creators of the Mistborn and Fablehaven series

Price: Prices vary


What: iBu Jewelry Trunk Show

Where: iBu Movement

When: Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th, noon-6pm.

Deets: Enjoy nibbles and champagne while you shop exquisite jewelry.

Price: Free to attend.

What: Charleston Food Film Festival 

Where: The Cedar Room, The Cigar Factory 

When: Friday, November 13, 7pm 

Deets: Food porn lovers unite at this connoisseur's event that lets you taste what you see on screen! Each day of the festival features a cocktail hour followed by an exclusive screening of food films from around the world with samples of the featured dishes and an afterparty. Don't miss this delectable affair that includes a screening of the Charleston episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown before it's aired on network television. All proceeds benefit local non-profits Slow Food Charleston and Grow Food Carolina.

Price: $60, $85 VIP. 



What: 4th Annual Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown

Where: Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

When: Friday, November 13th, 5-9pm and Saturday, November 14th, 11am-5pm

Deets: The 4th Annual “Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown” hosted by Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina will be a fully sanctioned national event with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). This State Championship will feature two days of barbeque competition within a large competitor and vendor village centered around The Lookout Pavilion. Public sampling of chicken wings and pork butts will be available for purchase, along with numerous options for food and refreshments. Enjoy live music performances, a cocktail competition, and a Kids Zone w/ "Drop Off" option. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina will also host a Food Drive benefiting East Cooper Meals on Wheels. Patrons are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and will receive $5.00 off admission.

Price: General Admission: $10; Bring 5 Canned Goods for Food Drive- $5 Admission; Sampling Tickets: $1 = 1 Ticket = 1oz. Sample

What: Atomacon 2015 

Where: Charleston Plaza Hotel 

When: Friday, November 13, 3pm-12am, Saturday, November 14, 10am-12am, Sunday, November 15, 10am-4pm  

Deets: Atomacon is a nonprofit educational corporation which creates awareness of and appreciation for sci-fi and fantasy through literature and other art forms. The 2015 convention will feature tabletop gaming, Poke'mon tournaments, cosplay, and more. Special guests include Robert J. Sawyer and Brian Malow. Local guests include comedian Andy Rider, author and costumer Cheralyn Lambeth, artist Christine Brunson, and more.

Price:  $40 adult; $20 teen; Free for child under 12. 

What: Charleston Holiday Market

Where: Charleston Area Convention Center

When: Friday, November 13, 10am-8pm, Saturday, November 14, 10am-6pm, and Sunday, November 15, 11am-5pm.

Deets: Get a jump-start on the holiday season as you peruse the Charleston Holiday Market—“The Lowcountry’s complete holiday shopping experience under one roof!” This huge pop-up event guarantees something for everyone on your list with booths offering food and fashion, toys and crafts, home accessories and seasonal fare. While you’re there, don’t forget to say hello to a very special guest from the North Pole.

Price: $7; $1 ages six-13; free for child under six. 


What: Whale of a Sale

Where: Omar Shrine Temple

When: Friday, November 13, 5-8pm and Saturday, November 14, 8am-1pm

Deets: From clothing to books to household goods and more, you don’t want to miss this blowout two-day event—“Charleston’s largest garage sale.” Returning for its 41st year, the sale supports the Junior League of Charleston in its efforts to combat hunger and homelessness, develop the potential of women in the Charleston community, and improve life in the Lowcountry through effective action and leadership.

Price: $10 Friday; free Saturday. 

What: Moonshine, 11th Annual Membership Celebration

Where:  Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art 

When: Friday, November 13th, 7-10pm. 

Deets: To aid in its efforts to provide innovative contemporary art programs to the Charleston community, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art hosts Moonshine, its 11th annual membership celebration. Presented by Whole Foods, this event entails heavy hors d’oeuvres and spirits, live music by Bill Carson and White Lightning, and the opportunity to have your portrait taken by local photographer Sully Sullivan against a moon backdrop. Open to current members, potential members, and visual arts enthusiasts, the anniversary get-together aims to support the Halsey’s mission of bringing contemporary art programs to the Lowcountry. 

Price: $40; free for member. 



What: Camp Happy Days 26th Annual Gala

Where: Memminger Auditorium

When: Friday, November 13th, 7pm 

Deets: Camp Happy Days hosts the 26th Anniversary of the Cabooty Party Gala presented by APECS Aerospace. The cocktail-attire gala will be held at Memminger Auditorium. This annual event benefits Camp Happy Days and their year-round programs for South Carolina's children fighting cancer. Attendees will enjoy live music from Super Deluxe, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a full bar, and a live and silent auction. The auction will include items such as travel packages, couples date night for a year, hunting and golfing packages, sports memorabilia, spa-days, shopping sprees, and more. Sponsors include Adams Outdoor Advertising, Intrigue Design and Events, Little Dog Agency, Anchor Sign, Graze, The Kickin' Chicken, Swig & Swine and Ben Arnold.

Price: $100 a person


What: Holiday Festival of Lights

Where: James Island County Park

When: Friday, November 13, 5:30pm to Sunday, January 3, 2016, 11:00pm

Deets: Breathtaking light displays, handmade gingerbread houses, sand sculptures, a Victorian carousel, and Santa himself! James Island County Park’s Festival of Lights truly captures the magic of the season. Featuring more than 700 displays and two million lights in total, the event—recognized multiple times as one of the nation’s top holiday celebrations—is the perfect place for a family tradition to continue or begin. 

Price: $15 per vehicle


Saturday, November 14

What: 3rd Annual Rockabillique 

Where: Park Circle, North Charleston. Venues include The SparrowThe MillThe Brew CellarDIG in the ParkThe Junction Kitchen & ProvisionsThe Orange Spot CoffeehouseEVO Pizzeria and Madra Rua Irish Pub - Park Circle 

When: Saturday, November 14, noon-2am 

Deets: Vive Le Rock Productions presents the 3rd annual Rockabillaque festival in North Charleston's Park Circle. This all day event includes a classic car and vintage motorcycle show from noon-5pm, live music all day and night, a Miss Rockabillaque 2015 Pin-Up and Mister Rockabillaque contests, vendors, a fashion show, a tattoo contest, a Beard & Mustache competition, swing dance classes, kid's tattoo contest and fashion show, a photo booth and more. 

Bands include Cigar Store IndiansThe TremorsStrung Like A Horseason and the juggernautsThe Phantom PlayboysThe DefilersWillie Heath NealViva Le VoxWhiskey DiabloDeadly Lo-FiMr. Bonetangles and the Trubbanauts, Jordan Igoe, The Rusted RailsTex Railer's DoomtownLily SlayDon Merckle & The Blacksmiths, and more to be announced soon. This is a benefit for This is Noteworthy (TIN) which cultivates prosperity, healthcare reform and rights initiatives for working musicians and also Movember in partnership with Holy City Beard & Moustache Society. To register your car/bike, to sign-up for the Pin-Up Contest or Mister Rockabillaque Contest, and get the full schedule, click here.

Price: $10 registration for cars and bikes. 


What: Celadon's 21st Birthday Celebration

Where: Celadon, Mount Pleasant 

When: Saturday, November 14, 11am-4pm

Deets: While the original event was rained out, furniture store Celadon has rescheduled it's 21st Birthday Celebration for November 21 at its Mount Pleasant location. Shop local vendors such as Lulie Wallace, Nectar Sunglasses, Kristen Solecki, Mirth Studios, Old Whaling Co., Eucalyptus Designs, Library by Lauren Lail, Cindy DeAntonio, Texture Designs, Theodosia Jewelry, Suite 33, Tint, Rewined Candles, Produce Candles, and Morgan Cole Art. Enjoy Francisco Davila Coffee, Tarot Card Readings, Face Painting, Live Bluegrass, and eats from Auto Banh Food Truck

Price: Free to attend 

What: Tin Roof Celebrates 8 Years

Where: Tin Roof

When: Saturday, November 14, 6pm 

Deets: Charleston dive bar Tin Roof celebrates eight years of musical and comedic acts with a celebration feautring performances from: Dante's Camaro, Matadero, Drunk Couples, Faline, Secret Guest, Hearts on Fire, Beattie Porter, Jason Groce, Doc Circles, and Lanatron

Price: No cover

What: Party for the Parks 

Where: Cannon Park

When: Saturday, November 14, 6pm

Deets: Join the Charleston Parks Conservancy at the fifth annual Party for the Parks. This street-party-style get-together in Cannon Park features a silent auction; food and sweets from favorite local restaurants and caterers; an open bar with cocktails from The Americano and Cocktail Club; and music from Americana band The Bushels, Malandro Soul, and Palmetto Mobile Entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Charleston Park Conservancy in its efforts to revitalize and invigorate our parks, keeping our city beautiful. 

Price: $85 advance; $125 at the door. VIP: $200 advance; $250 at the door. 



What: Shem Creek Oyster Roast

Where: Shem Creek Bar and Grill 

When: Saturday, November 14, noon-5pm

Deets: Shem Creek Bar and Grill invites guests to an oyster roast benefitting the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. Alongside endless local oysters and a beautiful dockside view, the event includes free-flowing libations and live music from local singer, songwriter, and guitar and harmonica aficionado Joseph Tedesco. 

Price: $6

What: Gabriel Iglesias 

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center

When: Saturday, November 14, 7:30pm

Deets: Famed Comedy Central funnyman Gabriel Iglesias brings his stand-up comedy act to the Lowcountry as part of his 2015 world tour, #Fluffy Breaks Even. Performing for TV’s top late-night hosts, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, and Larry King, the self-proclaimed “fluffy-not-fat” jokester dons his signature Hawaiian shirt for this comedy show mixing storytelling, animated antics, and seemingly impossible sound effects. Ages seven and up.

Price: $119-$41 


Sunday, November 15



What: Ramen Pop-Up Dinner at Revelry Brewing

Where: Revelry Brewing 

When: Sunday, November 15, 5pm

Deets: Enjoy a Ramen Pop-Up Dinner featuring 2 Nixons at Revelry Brewing on Sunday! 2 Nixons is the brainchild of Jeffery Stoneberger, a vet of Two Boroughs Larder.  See menu here

Price: Free to attend. 


What: Girls Rock Charleston Volunteer and Supporter Showcase

Where: The Pour House 

When: Sunday, November 15, 5pm

Deets: Come to The Pour House to see six bands, comprised of Girls Rock Charleston Volunteers and Supporters, take the stage. Each band, whose members are both new and experienced musicians, has written, composed, and rehearsed their own original songs that will comprise their set list.

Price: Free