There’s a lot of big stuff going on this weekend, but the biggest would have to be the wedding of our Arts and Scene Editor Erica Jackson. Mazel tov! Since her celebration isn’t open to the public, you’ll just have to find other ways to occupy yourself, like these:
The Charleston Fine Art Annual kicked off earlier this week. On Friday, the CFADA galleries will present works during the art walk, and on Saturday there’s Painting in the Park and the Charleston Art Auction.
And for bibliophiles, there’s the Capital BookFest, an all-day, all-free event. In conjunction, check out the documentary You Saved Me and Nikki Giovanni’s lecture at the Friends of the Library meeting.
The Entropy Ensemble will perform its second Between the Lines show. I think the karma police are going to have to come by and deal with these paranoid androids. What creeps.
The CofC basketball team kicks things off with an exhibition game against Francis Marion.
The first of the wave of new fro-yo spots, 32º, celebrates its grand opening on Saturday. For a $5 donation for College of Charleston, you get all-you-can-eat yogurt and toppings. This weekend is just all about sweets, isn’t it?
Finz hosts an oyster roast, with a cornhole tournament, face-painting for kids, a jump castle, and live music from Paul Jameson and Sho’Nuff.
The South Carolina Stingrays have their home opener.
Bones fans can geek out with Kathy Reichs as she signs copies of her young adult spinoff.
Also opening this weekend in the art world is In Her Bedroom, a new series by Karen Ann Myers, and Veterans of the Fighting Lady, a photo exhibit displaying veterans who have served or serve today on the USS Yorktown.
Before it’s showing of Howl, the Terrace Theater will have a free poetry performance with Brit Washburn, Brianna Stello, Jack Tracey, and more.
Whether you’re a fan of Garfield or Odie, the Fur Ball Royale is Pet Helpers biggest fundraiser of the year and helps all sorts of animals. There’s also an Adoption Banquet, Art on the Beach and Chefs in the Kitchen, a Day of Shopping, Fall Fest to Feed the People, Reggae on the Creek, Kitchen for Kids, the Movember Kick-Off Party, Takin’ It to the House, and a Zumbathon.
Project Runway designer Logan Neitzel presents his fall/winter collection at Hampden. Make sure to stop by the party on Friday night and take a look at his art installation designed just for the store.
J’aime des films français, so you might see me at the Francophone Film Festival. Plus the Greater Park Circle Film Society will screen Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo and there's Artois the Goat at the Simons Center for the Arts.
Do some outdoorsy things before it gets too cold. Try the Adopt-A-Highway Litter Cleanup, the Garden Market and Nursery Seminar, the Lowcountry Stargazers event, and the Sea Kayak Carolina Open House.
Firefly will host a benefit for the Windwood Farm Home for Children out in Awendaw.
There are few combinations as great as beer and pizza, so Mellow Mushroom’s got a good thing going with its Beer Fest.