Sure, a new week means work for some of us but that's all the more reason to look ahead to Friday. Do yourself a favor and mentally push past the grind with Grit Picks, your grit-worthy source for weekend plans. And the one before Halloween gives us plenty to think about with Skinful Halloween turning Charleston Woodlands into an adult version of fantasyland, and The Journey Tribute Band: The Departure blasting "Don't Stop Believing" to boobie-loving party-goers at Shem Creek. But it's not all skimpy outfits and body parts — there's something for everyone. Read on for details of what's happening where Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We approve this message.
Barks and Bones
What: Barks and Bones Halloween Party at Magnolia Park
When: Friday, October 25th 5-7 p.m.
Description: Happy Hour Friday just went to the dogs. Park-loving pets and humans should make their way to Magnolia Park for a spooky good time with a dog costume contest, pet parade and live music by Lumberjack Time Traveler. Presented by Bark Angels and Charleston Parks Conservancy, pet vendors will be on sight offering special treats and those looking to expand their pack can fall in love with the Bullies 2 the Rescue and Eunoia Rescue rescue animals available for adoption. Howl in delight with delicious food from Madrigal Tacos & Latin Cuisine and Street Bird-Westside with beer and wine available for purchase. Special thanks to sponsors Island Dog Pet Wash and Lowcountry Dog Magazine. Everyone is welcome! Admission is FREE for people and pups. Keep in mind, though, that attendance grants the Charleston Parks Conservancy to use images, audio or video should there be any. So, smile and say "CHEESE" if you see a camera.
When: Saturday, October 26th 5 p.m.
Description: What do you get when you mix camping, nature, sexy costumes and live music? Well, an epic Halloween party, that's what. What started in one man's background has morphed into mythological proportions and we are here for it. Consider it THE premier, adults-only way to celebrate Halloween surrounded by like-minded adventurers with no room in their backpacks for anything but a good time. Set in the midst of 6,000 magical acres of incredible outdoor scenery complete with a black water swamp and several fresh water lakes, guests can expect access to outdoor activities and a top-notch roster of artists including headliners Method Man & Redman, Mix Master Mike, local favorites The Dubplates and Sexbruise? and a host of other performers and entertainers ready to please. Beneficiaries this year are Palmetto Community Care and Keepers of the Wild. Interested? Check out the ticket options offering everything from General Admission to RV Camping and everything in between, along with the complete lineup (subject to change) and rules. This is a kid-free, 21 and up, potentially overnight event ONLY. Parents, get a sitter. And, everyone, leave your pets and inhibitions at home.
Rockers 4 Knockers
What: 8th Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser at Red's Ice House
When: Sunday, October 27th 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Description: For going on 8 years, the good folks at Rockers 4 Knockers have been assembling on the banks of Shem Creek for a good cause — the fight against breast cancer. This family- and pet-friendly event hosted on the water at Red's Ice House is the perfect way to spend a fall Sunday Funday here in the Lowcountry. Planning to attend? The price of tickets, which includes a T-shirt and three performances will set you back an affordable $20 with proceeds benefitting the Rockers 4 Knockers breast cancer awareness through music non-profit. The founders of the organization have all been personally affected by breast cancer and want everyone to become more aware of the disease, as well as to celebrate the lives of those who've been lost or saved by it. Plus, it's Breast Cancer Awareness month so there's no better time to do a solid for the pink ribbon community than Sunday. Slated to perform are Lauren Hall, Randall Fowler and Journey Tribute Band: The Departure.
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