Weekend Roundup: Naughty or nice? 

Events for the weekend of Dec. 11-13

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Y'all sick of Santa yet? Neither are we. From Santa-themed bar crawls (we're waiting for the Krampus one, because, duh), to holiday markets to live music, you can get in the holiday spirit all weekend. So throw on your thick red suits, pretend it isn't a balmy 70 degrees out, and ho-ho-ho your way to a good time.

Friday

Knock some things off your shopping list while enjoying great art at Mitchell Hill's annual Popcorn Garland show from 6-9 pm. 

Redux hosts Great Yankee's EP release show from 8-11 p.m.

For holiday humor that's more naughty than nice, check out Woolfe Street Playhouse's 7:30 p.m. showing of Santaland Diaries.

Shop 'til you drop at King Street's holiday shop and stroll from 5-8 p.m. starting at Grand Bohemian hotel.

Thought there was only one holiday market going on tonight? Think again. Head to Upper King where Twenty Six Divine and Blue Heron Acupuncture host a winter wonderland holiday party from 5-8 p.m. featuring local vendors and a taco buffet for just 20 bucks.

Beau Mag celebrates one-year in the Lowcountry with a party at the Whisky Bar at Henry's from 6-10 p.m.

Tonight's Loading Dock series at Palmetto Brewery features tunes from Dallas Baker and Friends, Lost Dogs, and Castle Crossing starting at 6 p.m. Food will be available for purchase Pacha Mama Arepas & Tostones.

If you like the movie Elf as much as we do, you'll want to head to the R. L. Jones Center in Mt. Pleasant for a screening of the flick under the stars, with the flick starting at 6:30 p.m. Food from Cinebarre will be available for purchase.

Saturday

Throw on your antlers and hit the reindeer run starting at 9 a.m. at Southend Brewery & Smokehouse.

Girls really do rock, so show the members of Girls Rock Charleston some love at their showcase at Redux from 4-5:30 p.m. The price of admission is a sliding scale starting at $5, or you can bring a bulk snack for the rockers to enjoy next semester.

Star Wars is almost here! Soundwave Comics celebrates the movie with a mini-con where guests can check out art by Proton, Star Wars comic books, raffles, and more starting at 10 a.m. Speaking of Star Wars, stop by the Iron Yard from 10 a.m.-noon to try coding, sponsored by Hour of Code SC. Princess Leia will be on hand for a photo op.

Start your day with the Folly Beach Christmas Parade and then head downtown for the annual parade of boats, which will start at approximately 5 p.m.

James Island Recreation Complex hosts a maker's market from 9 a.m.-1 pm.

While you're shopping at the Charleston Farmers Market in Marion Square make sure to check out Slow Food Charleston's newest program, tiny tastemakers. For a $5 donation kids will get to try apples from Barnwell Apple House and vote for their favorite.

The Cigar Factory hosts a pop-up shop from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with vendors like Rebekah Jacob Gallery, The Silver Starfish, CrewLaLa, and more.

Dock Street Theatre puts on a production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and from 3-4:15 p.m. The play is about the Herdmans, the worst kids in town, who manage to get the starring roles in the local Christmas pageant.

You don't have to head to NYC for Santacon — the Lowcountry's version starts at 4:30 p.m. at Pearlz downtown.

Local photographer Chase Barker will show his work in one of Stereo 8's container galleries from 6-10 p.m. You can look forward to drink specials and raffle to win one of Barker's pieces.

Don't worry oyster roasts, we haven't forgotten about you:

Down your oysters with local beer at It's Crafty, a free beer fest starting at 1 p.m. in the parking lot between Maria's Mexican Grill and the Loophole on Johns Island.

Give back while enjoying oysters at Warrior Surf Foundation-hosted oyster roast at the Ocean Surf Shop on Folly Beach starting at 1 p.m. Proceeds from your $25 donation will help the Warrior Surf Foundation, which provides veterans with support through surfing.

Shuck 'em and leave 'em at Oysters on the Point from 2-6 p.m. at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. Pair your oysters with chili, live music, a Bloody Mary, or a beer.

We only like oyster roasts if we can eat all of them, ya know? West Ashley's Green Goat will fill your tummy with endless slimy creatures for $15.

Sunday

It's Second Sunday on King Street so get out there and shop, pet cute dogs, and listen to live and local music.

PoHoHo indeed! Head to the Sunday Brunch farmers market at the Pour House for a special holiday market featuring even more vendors than usual from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Get situated on Coleman Blvd. before 5:30 p.m. so you can catch the Mt. Pleasant Christmas light parade where over 100 floats will strut their stuff.

Enjoy a kosher brunch and gospel music from multiple faiths at Woolfe Street Playhouse's Let Your Little Light Shine from 12:30-2 p.m.

Mix and mingle at Mixson's Mingle Jingle from 3-5:30 p.m. where you can enjoy photos with Santa, live carolers, a market of local goods, and more.

Have a swingin' good time at USBG (U.S. Bartenders Guild)'s Frank Sinatra-themed party celebrating the big guy's birthday. The party starts at 8 p.m. at the Cigar Factory with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a live big band.



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