Coming Up This Week 10/19 - 10/25

Nightmare Circus Festival
Fri., Oct. 19, 8 p.m.
Exquis Event Center

This Halloween dance music festival unlocks a nightmare circus theme with some of the best EDM artists.

Push Up & Up Event
Push Up & Up Event
Sat., Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.
Marion Square

Teams of six compete to complete as many push-ups as possible in 30 minutes to raise money for dropout prevention and promote wellness. Push Up & Up is a nonprofit that raises money to support proven programs in high school dropout prevention. As the organization says, "We use the ordinary, everyday push-up as a metaphor for success, goal setting, and incrementalism."

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Follypalooza
Follypalooza
Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Center Street, Folly Beach

The 11th annual Follypalooza cancer benefit raises money for locals suffering from cancer and other medical ailments. The family-friendly event features Folly restaurant vendors, live entertainment from Sunny Ledfurd, The Ol' 55s, The Joint Chiefs, and more. There will also be a kids' area presented by Good Clean Fun that includes dancing with dinos, glitter body art, spin art, stilt walkers, and more.

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Holy City Vintage Market
Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Itinerant Literate Bookstop

Shop all the vintage your heart desires at this pop up shop featuring lots of local vendors.

A.R.T. of Mental Health Gallery Gala
Sat., Oct. 20, 6 p.m.
Trager Contemporary

Trager Contemporary gallery hosts a fundraising gala to benefit the mental health outreach programs of MUSC's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The event features food from Chef Brett McKee, Saltwater Cowboys, and Blackwood Smokehouse, drinks from Firefly Distillery, and live music from One Kool Blow.

Concoction
Sat., Oct. 20, 6-11 p.m.
The Royal American

An homage to Jail Break, Concoction is a Charleston Arts Festival performance featuring live music and a "dance extravaganza." Performers include Invisible Low End Power, 2 Slices, Contour, and more.

Dance Macabre
Dance Macabre
Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 21, 3 p.m.
Sottile Theatre

Ballet Evolution presents a show that embodies some of the Lowcountry's creepiest characters with Dance Macabre.

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Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Through Oct. 21
North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement, Les Miserables heads to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center for a five day run this October. Les Mis, of course, tells the story of "broken dreams, unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption."

Charleston Arts Festival
Through Nov. 15
Various locations

Back for its third year the Charleston Arts Festival features visual arts, dance, pop-up events, and more. Peep the full schedule online.

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Free Verse 2018
Free Verse 2018
Through Oct. 31
Various locations

Marcus Amaker's second year of Free Verse, the city's first poetry festival, promises to be as jam-packed as last year's, with poetry all over the city.

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The Monk, The Goddess and the Pomegranate
The Monk, The Goddess and the Pomegranate
Through Oct. 30
Corrigan Gallery

New works by Lese Corrigan, The Monk, The Goddess and The Pomegranate debuts at the Corrigan Gallery this October. Corrigan says, " Pomegranates seem to come to me in times of turmoil and strain — perhaps an unrecognized need for uplifting color as well as the tough outer skin, that becomes more interesting with aging, protecting the soft, delicate inside."

Moving Parts
Moving Parts
Through Oct. 27
Redux Contemporary Art Center

Check out a show featuring the work of two artists, Riki Matsuda and Eames Armstrong.

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Season Two: Marissa Vogl Solo Show
Season Two: Marissa Vogl Solo Show
Through Oct. 26
Meyer Vogl Gallery

Charleston artist Marissa Vogl is neither an abstract nor a representational artist — she says she's most at home when she's painting both abstractly and representationally. Her solo show, Season Two, features work created both ways.

Stop and Go
Stop and Go
Through Nov. 3
The George Gallery

The George Gallery presents Stop and Go, a solo exhibit of works by Catherine Booker Jones, a minimalist and modernist painter with a marked interest in color theory.

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Women. Artists. Mentors.
Women. Artists. Mentors.
Through Oct. 31
North Charleston City Gallery

The City of North Charleston's City Gallery features a group exhibition this October, with works from Women. Artists. Mentors.(W.A.M.) W.A.M. is a group of five women artists who hold monthly online meetings to support one another's professional and artistic goals.

End Child Trafficking Premiere
End Child Trafficking Premiere
Tue., Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Charleston Music Hall

This documentary goes deep into the most hellish places on earth to rescue kids from the grip of sex trafficking....and the first screening in the southeast is happening October 23rd in Charleston. This event is absolutely free to attend, but you must RSVP below. In the land of the free, it’s our job to not turn a blind eye to the darkness. Evil flourishes when the truth doesn’t stand up for itself. Spread the truth.

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Emanuel Ax
Emanuel Ax
Tue., Oct. 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Gaillard Center

Born in modern day Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy. He is a winner of the Young Concert Artist Award, Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition, Michaels Award and the Avery Fisher Prize. Always a committed exponent of contemporary composers, with works written for him by John Adams, Christopher Rouse, Krzysztof Penderecki, Bright Sheng, and Melinda Wagner already in his repertoire, most recently he has added HK Gruber’s Piano Concerto and Samuel Adams’ “Impromptus”...

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