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- Cheers to the weekend
The Charleston heat is dying, the leaves are changing, Halloween is around the corner, and fall is officially here. Check out all the events, spooky and non-spooky, going on in Charleston to start the month of October.
FridayGet your Asian fix at the Bok Choy Asian Fusion Pop-Up at Freehouse Brewing from 5-8 p.m. with Korean fried chicken wings, fried canton noodles, siobao, and, you guessed it, bok choy.
Have SK8 Charleston show your kiddo the ropes at Little Groms: Beginner Skateboarding from 7-8 p.m.; tickets are $25 and includes a courtesy pass for a return visit. Helmets are required and pads are recommended, and there will be extras available for no additional cost, along with skateboards, for ages 5-7.
Take a walk down Broad Street. The Broad Street Merchants Association is hosting First Fridays on Broad with fine arts, crafts, fashion, jewelry, and refreshments.
Get your spooky season on for the Rocky Horror Picture Show with a live shadow cast performance with Rocky Horror Charleston at Terrace Theater at 11:30 p.m., tickets are $11.
It's Fright Nights at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens with three spooky attractions: Undertaker, The Playground, and Scary Tales Haunted Hayride. The event is open from 7:15 p.m. to midnight on Fri. and Sat. through Oct., and tickets are $30.
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is bringing back all your favorites for National Taco Day. For one day only, enjoy the Buffalo Shrimp, Nashville Hot Chicken, or Seared Tuna Tacos (heck, get all three). Head to any three of their locations before they run out.
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Quiana Parler & Friends will take the stage at Memminger Auditorium at 9 p.m. to perform for the MOJA Festival, and tickets will be sold at the door for $25.
SaturdayBay Street Biergarten will host their annual Oktoberfest event at 11 a.m. Warm up your good arm because Blade & Bull Axe Throwing will be there, along with a stein hoisting competition at 4 p.m. and live music by Dan and Tramp Stamp Band at 8 p.m.
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It's IOP Connector race time, y'all. The 5K and 10K start at 8 a.m. on IOP, crossing over the connector for some of the best running views in town, and ending back on the island for a post-race party.
Get to shuckin' at USS Yorktown for Ducks Unlimited's Sixth Annual Shuckin' on the Yorktown with local oysters and a Lowcountry cookout on the Hangar Deck. The event is from 5:30-10 p.m., and tickets are on sale for $60 and will be sold at the door for $75.
Add some spice to your life at the Third Annual Lewis Chile Roast at Lewis Barbecue from 1-4 p.m. One-pound bags of the Hatch Green Chile will be available for purchase, and local restaurants and chefs will be there to serve up chile-inspired plates.
It's Vinyl Saturday at Monster Music & Movies. All day long you can purchase new and used vinyls for 20 percent off.
Ireland's Own and Jaegerhaus Pub will host their grand opening starting at 3 p.m. Celebrate Oktoberfest with German beer, brauts and schnitzel, and live music.
Toby Keith's "That's Country Bro!" tour will be at the Volvo Car Stadium at 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $35.50.
SundayThe Holy City Vintage Market is celebrating their three year anniversary at recently-renovated The Park Cafe from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a day of brunch, bloodies, and vintage galore.
Spend the day enjoying food from food trucks, shopping from local vendors, dancing to live music, and getting your face painted at the Vet Fest Music Festival at Danny Jones Park. The event starts at 12 p.m., and tickets are $5 benefiting local veterans.
Dive into all-you-can-eat oysters, silent auctions, raffles, and entertainment all while supporting a good cause. The Tri-County Cancer Survivors' Oyster Roast will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Bowens Island, tickets are $30 (make sure you select $30 donation or you won't get your ticket).
The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market has something for everyone with fresh foods and treats, arts and crafts vendors, jewelry, photography, art, flowers/plants, live music, workshops, and face painting. Head to Charleston Pour House from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for this free, family-friendly event.
To celebrate their new restaurant, Herd Provisions is hosting a Neighborhood Shindig from 1-6 p.m. Hang out with owner Alec Bradford and executive chef Alex Eaton for tasty bites, unique cocktails, and live music.
Pearlz Oyster Bar will host their first oyster roast of the season with all-you-can-eat oysters for $22 from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy live music from the Jimmy Landry Band and drink specials from Palmetto Brewing Co. and Firefly Distillery.