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Weekend Round-up: Screw the Scrooges

The best events in Charleston Dec. 5-7

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There's no escaping it. The holiday season is here. So turn on 102.5 and rock out to some "Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey," start prepping the Menorah — we know it's not until Dec. 16 but that just leaves more time to get pumped — and get ready for Kwanza, again just more time to get excited before the celebration actually arrives. This weekend is no time for Scrooges. It's a time to be happy like Tiny Tim. But if you can't shake that Bah-Humbug attitude, there's plenty of non-holiday cheer events to attend, from the end of Movember to a Lunacy party, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to a player about a trailer trash housewife.

Friday Start your weekend with some culture at the French Quarter Art Walk.

Say goodbye to all those 'staches at the Grow Out Blow Out Finale at Palmetto Brewing. Highbeams and Volcanoes in the Kitchen will provide the jams.

PURE Theatre presents their holiday shorts.

Del Shores latest play The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife opens at What If?

Cheers to the fact that alcohol isn't illegal at Prohibition's Second Annual Repeal Day Party: Farewell to the 18th Amendment.

Head to Faculty Lounge to get your dance on with music from DJs Party Dad and JAZ.

Saturday The city seems to have learned its lesson about wild animals at the Marion Square tree lighting so there won't be a giraffe this time , but the lighting festival does promise a visit from Hook from Peter Pan.

Katie Holmes sheds her Joey Potter persona in the dark indie Miss Meadows — let's just see if she still talks out of the side of her mouth.

The Charleston Horticultural Society will be selling wreaths and mistletoe, so pucker up.

North Charleston holds their Christmas parade and festival. We dare you to see how many times you can drive around Park Circle taking in all the lights.

Six comedians compete for their spot at the Charleston Comedy Festival at Theatre 99.

Visions of sugarplums will be a reality when Columbia City Ballet's Nutcracker takes the stage at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Check out some modern dance at South of Broadway Theatre.

Rock out to some graveyard stomp at The Mill when Strangled Darlings plays with Eric Sommer.

If you're a werewolf, this is bad news for you: it's full moon time. But if you just want to party, well, rejoice since it's time for another Lunacy party at Voodoo Tiki Bar and Lounge.

Or if you want something tamer, head to James Island County Park for the Festival of Lights.

Sunday Visit Santa at Mixson's MIngle Jingle. There's also going to be a petting zoo, because, you know Santa and petting zoos.

Bring an unwrapped toy and party down at Warehouse for a good cause.

End the weekend with some Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

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