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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What's Poppin: 29 events to put on your calendar right this minute

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Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 5:04 PM

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It's getting spooky out here, Charleston. Whether you decide to dress up for the next two weeks in a row, or you'd rather hit the town in your standard threads, here's where to eat and drink for a ghoulishly good time:

Tuesday

Short Grain pops up at Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. with a smoked whole hog terrine and tiger salad — plus tons of other goodies — until 10 p.m. Life Raft Treats will also be on deck with their tasty frozen treats. 

Enjoy a healthy harvest at Longevity's Community dinner at Middleton Place from 6 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday

Starting at 6:30 p.m. at 5 Faber St. sit down to a Good Catch collaborative dinner with passed hors d'oeuvres, four courses, plus dessert and optional wine pairings

Head to the Cedar Room for Whiskey After Dark, an event with both smoke and fire, featuring a whole hog barbecue and top-shelf whiskeys. Starting at 7:30 p.m. feast on pig whipped up by top pit masters Rodney Scott, Sam Jones, and Griffin Bufkin; VIP ticket holders arrive early at 6:30 p.m. for a private tasting of top-shelf whiskeys including Johnnie Walker Blue and Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select.

Wine down your Wednesday at Old Towne Creek County Park from 5 to 7 p.m.

Sip on Scout & Cellar wine (clean wine that promises no hangover) at Celadon from 5 to 7 p.m.  while listening to yoga therapist, meditation coach, and speaker Lyn Tally.

Chef Dream of Austin, TX pops up at Craft Conundrum starting at 5:30 p.m.

Chef JT Woods of Savory Delights pops up at Oak Road Brewery from 5 to 9 p.m. 

Thursday

Diner en Blanc Charleston throws their all-white fest at a TBD location rain or shine. 

Spend an evening with Chef Jennifer Brule at Buxton Books starting at 5:30 p.m. as she shares recipes from her newest cookbook, The New Vegetarian South: 105 Inspired Dishes for Everyone.

Spanglish, ending their run at Workshop at the end of the month, pops up every Thursday in October at Charles Towne Fermentory starting at 5 p.m.

From 2 to 11 p.m. at Avondale Wine and Cheese enjoy Italian wine tastings from Grassroots Wine.

Blair Machado's Farmstead Co. pops up at The Daily starting at 6 p.m. with a Piggie Smalls versus Biggie Smalls theme.

Merrows Garden Bar pops up at Workshop Thurs.-Sat. with wine, beer, cider, and a few cocktails.

Friday

Sightsee, a creative coffee and retail concept run by Joel Sadler and Allyson Sutton, pops up at J. Stark every Fri.-Sun. in October.

Starting at 7 p.m. feast on oysters and blue crab as well as fish, shrimp, and chicken baskets at 1931 Stokes Ave.

Chef Brannon Florie pops up at Tradesman Brewing Co. from 5 to 9 p.m.

Kwei Fei continues their residency at The Daily every Friday and Saturday night until they officially move to The Lot in early November.

Head to The Barrel between 5 and 10 p.m. to help raise funds for the recovery of sweet Mojo, a pup who was the victim of a hit and run. There will be food from Rebel Taqueria, raffle prizes, and music by the Fulmertones.

2Nixons pops up at Proof with the ramen you deserve starting at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights.

Saturday

It's the 11th annual Follypalooza Cancer Benefit kicking off at 10 a.m. There will be live music, free kids' zones, vendors, a silent auction, specials at Folly restaurants, and much more.

Celebrate oyster season and (sort of?) fall weather at Home Team BBQ West Ashley's bi-annual oyster roast and pig pickin.' From 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. AYCE oysters and pig, plus music from The Travelin' Kline.

Local family owned catering company El Pincho Taco throws a grand opening celebration starting at 4 p.m. at their new spot on Meeting Street.

It ain't over til it's over, folks. That's right, Oktoberfest is still going strong on Shem Creek starting at 2 p.m. at Tavern and Table.

Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. throws their second annual grand opening party (!) starting at 11 a.m. Expect $4 off pitchers, sheet cake, and party favors, plus plenty of merriment, times two.

RumRootz Taste of the Caribbean kicks off at 6 p.m. at The Schoolhouse in West Ashley. Dress to theme, and enjoy rum samples and Caribbean eats.

The Cocktail Club hosts a "Tailgating with Bourbon Cocktail Class" starting at 1 p.m. 

Sunday

Join the Charleston Parks Conservancy in Hampton Park starting at 11 a.m. for the Jazz Brunch with music by Asa Holgate and his band and food from local trucks including Brunch Holiday, Roti Rolls, and Kay's Southern Gourmet.

Enjoy Sunday wine in the Lenhardt Garden at Drayton Hall from 5 to 7 p.m.

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