Weekend Round-Up: Skinful, spooky, eye-opening fun 

The best events in Charleston Oct. 23-25

Happy weekend-before-Halloween. Get out there and have some spooky fun.

The event everyone is buzzing about is the Skinful Halloween Party. Held at the old Navy Yard in North Chuck on Saturday night, this massive bash is sure to be one of the wildest parties of the year. There will be an indoor zip line. Glass eaters. Great music. And it’s BYOB, which, in our cheapskate opinion, is always better. Other creepy-cool events include the free CofC campus ghost tours on Saturday, and the always-enjoyable St. Paul’s Academy Fall Festival in Friday and Saturday. Check out our round-up of other ongoing Halloween events from earlier this week, too.

Charleston Stage presents a family-friendly performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Oct. 23-25 at the Sottile Theatre. For more adult-oriented entertainment, go to Charleston Ballet’s Rocky Horror Picture Show. Oct. 23-24.

Check out the new Halsey in the Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts on Friday night with the opening of Aldwyth’s exhibit — it’s sure to be eye-opening. The Gibbes also has two new exhibits on view starting Friday: Brian Rutenberg’s Tidesong (recent paintings and works on paper inspired by the landscape and waterways S.C.) and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe’s Daufuskie Island (a compelling group of photographs that document life on Daufuskie). 

Want to have fun while giving back? The fundraiser options are seemingly limitless this weekend. On Friday on Gold Bug Island, My Sister’s House hosts a Domestic Violence Awareness Fair with music, exhibits, and a silent auction. The Charleston County School of the Arts hosts a fundraiser at the Bus Shed Saturday with music ranging from Latin to jazz to big band. On Sunday, you can get a pink ribbon tattoo from Holy City Tattoo for just $40, with all proceeds going to the Charleston Breast Center. Later that afternoon, the Pajama Run kicks off at the Joe, to raise awareness and resources for below-the-waist cancers. Out on Bowen’s Island from 1-5 p.m., the Charleston Junior Woman’s Club hosts an oyster roast with proceeds going to the Charleston Breast Center.

Sports time. The Stingrays are in town Friday and Saturday nights. On Saturday, the Citadel Bulldogs play Furman. The Nationwide Tour Championship (golf) is all weekend, with the main event being Sunday’s Tour Card Ceremony at 5 p.m., which will be followed by a performance from the Blue Dogs. Lastly, the Lowcountry Highrollers are holding try-outs on Saturday.

Creative types are geeking out over BarCamp Charleston this Saturday, which is a local, ad-hoc “un-conference” where those attending determine what will be presented. Also on Saturday, Tavis Smiley presents a free lecture at the Charleston Area Convention Center.

Best bets for families: the Charleston Animal Society’s Paws in the Park and Walk for the Animals on Saturday in Park Circle. Paddlefest is at the Old Santee Canal Park on Saturday (food, bluegrass, and instructional classes) and Follypalooza is on Center Street at Folly Beach. The Christmas Carol Train Tour makes a stop on Saturday and Sunday at Ansonborough Field. This holiday-themed event lets guests morph themselves into one of the characters as seen in the movie and catch a sneak peek of actual footage in a state-of the-art two story, inflatable 3D theater.

But wait, there’s more. Don’t forget our round-up of fashion and shopping events from earlier this week as well as breast cancer awareness events. And check out our full weekend events calendar too.
 


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