Weekend Round-Up: Fair thee well 

The best events in Charleston, Nov. 4-6

After last weekend, I’m sure we could all use a nice, peaceful, quiet one at home. Or maybe you’ll rally for the Mt. Pleasant Beer Fest. It’s up to you.

While leftover Halloween candy is currently boring holes into your teeth, you can guarantee you’ll get cavities with a visit to Cupcake Camp Charleston.

Spend Saturday afternoon on the water of Colonial Lake. No really, at the Great Oyster Point Run-Off.

The Charleston Fine Art Annual hosts a couple of events downtown, including a plein air demonstration in Washington Park, with pieces auctioned off that nights. There’s also a bunch of gallery openings on Friday; our favorites include Fortunate at Robert Lange Studios, Metaphoric at Wells Gallery, and Refractions at SCOOP. Off the grid, you’ll find Remember, Remember the 5th of November at Oak Barrel Tavern and the opening of the Art of Sykes Gallery in Goose Creek.

Get fried Kool-Aid while you can at the Coastal Carolina Fair, which closes Sunday.  

Harvest Fest is here.

Take a good look at the new studios themselves at Redux’s Open Studios, and not just the artwork inside of them. But also make sure the check out the artwork inside of them.

Enjoy the cool —more like cold — breeze at the beach at the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse Open House. And while you’re out there, get on the Art on the Beach and Chefs in the Kitchen tour, hosted by Creative Spark Center for the Arts. Meanwhile, on a different island, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League hosts their Kiawah Island Home Tour.

Wagener Terrace is hosting its annual oyster roast at Lowndes Grove Plantation. Isn’t it convenient that they’ve got one of the prettiest places on the Peninsula in their neighborhood? Charitable Society of Charleston and Trident Academy will be shucking the bivalves too.

Luckily, it’s Racquets for Recovery and not Rackets for Recovery, which sounds illegal.

The Stingrays have games this weekend, including an alumni one against the Charleston Fire Department hockey team.

Break out the bourbon for the Fall Classic Polo Match.

The Out of the Darkness Walk at Hampton Park will raise awareness for suicide prevention. There’s also the James Island Connector Run, Bike, Walk.

Since Christmas season technically starts in October now, you shouldn’t feel too weird stocking up on gifts at the Daniel Island School Fall Market, the Bazaar and Bake Sale, the St. James Episcopal Church Bazaar, the Whale of a Sale, or the Holiday Maker’s Market.

The Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competition has reached the semi-finals. Theatre 99 will also have its newish show the Funny Bucket as well as Improv Riot.

Charleston Chamber Opera presents The Diva’s Come Undone at the Gibbes.

The Charleston Ballet Theatre will capture the sultry mood of New Orleans with The Big Easy.

Even though Halloween is now 350-plus days away, get one last fright from The Crucible, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Strangers on a Train: The Radio Play, or even Romeo and Juliet, because teen sex is always scary.

The South Carolina Watermedia Society 2011 Annual Exhibition opens at the City Gallery on Saturday.  

If you’re a fan of giant rocking chairs, you’ll want to see World’s Largest at the Halsey. If you’re a fan of accidental villains, you’ll want to see Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil.

Christmas will come early if you get your child a new pet at the Community Adoption Event.

Ever sleep next to a shark? You can, while eating s’mores, at The Polar Express Pajama Party Sleepover. Charleston Towne Landing has their Fall Frolic, and SPROUTS will perform Musicians of Bremen.

The Lowcountry Blues Challenge comes to an end.

Monster Music is collecting food donations for the Lowcountry Food Bank all day Saturday. You’ll get $1 off CDs, DVDs, and LPs for each item donated, and there will be live music from Tyler Boone, Corey Webb, and Run Dan Run.

And Lindsay Holler and the Wester Polaroids host the sixth annual Holy City Cold Heart Revival Local with music from Shovels and Rope, Jamie Resch and Her Black Banderilla, the Brillers, Bit O’ Honey, the Flat Foot Floozies, and Elim Bolt.


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