The 4th annual WomenRock kicked off last Thursday at the S.C. Aquarium. The celebration featured works by female artists, including photography, jewelry, clothing, paintings, and more. A highlight of the evening was bellydancing performed by the

Palmetto Oasis Middle Eastern Dance Troupe
. Music througout the night was provided by the Charleston County School of the Arts Chamber Strings, local singer/songwriter Laura Vincent, and DJ Brady (from Dub Island Sound System). There were many women’s charities on hand to educate partygoers, as well as food and drink from several local restaurants and caterers.

Sunday was the 6th annual Oktoberfest at

Gene’s Haufbrau

in West Ashley. The party began at noon with Hanz Schmidt’s German band, continued with

Cary Ann Hearst

fronting an old-time country band, and ended up inside later with The Secrets playing into the night.

96 Wave

was on hand to emcee the event, giving out prizes to the winners of the sausage-eating and beer wench contests.

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