In Charleston, Halloween is more like a month-long celebration. In fact, we’ll just call it Halloweek, and it’s just beginning. Hopefully you have your costume locked down and your pumpkin carving skills honed because this week is full of free opportunities to celebrate your Halloween spirit.

Monday: Boone’s helps relieve the Monday blues with their comedy night.

Start your Halloweek with costume contests at the Recovery Room every day until Halloween

Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ on Sullivan’s Island hosts a pumpkin carving contest.

Tuesday: Organist Dr. David Friddle performs at St. Luke’s.

Attend the candlelight vigil to raise awareness and fight against prejudice for those living with addictions.

There’s trivia at the Tin Roof, Cutty’s, Sparians, and music trivia mixed with bingo at Basico

Wednesday: Gary Jackson reads from his award-winning poetry collection, Missing You, Metropolis, and Anthony Varallo reads from his third short story collection, Think of Me and I’ll Know. 

California State University, Fullerton singers perform.

Wanna learn more about alternative fueled vehicles? There’s a roadshow for that.  

Pack a lunch and ask health professionals your questions in a new discussion series at the Orange Spot.

Take the kids to Halloween in Mt. P’s Old Village.

Carve a pumpkin at the Recovery Room. Maybe you’ll earn extra points if you carve Boston’s City Paper cover?

The Tin Roof has a pumpkin carving party, and we dare you to try and recreate the Willy Wonka mural. 

Thursday: Art, live performances, and music to celebrate Day of the Dead a day earlier. The exhibit is also on Friday and Sunday. 

Try out your laughs at open mic comedy night at Sparians.

There’s a couple of kid friendly Halloween events going on. Stop by Bees Landing for a safe alternative for trick-or-treaters. And the IOP recreation center hosts a Halloween carnival.

It’s finally here. It’s almost like Christmas. Now try and earn the title for best Halloween costume at the following costume contests Mad RiverO- Ku, Taco Boy, Montreux Bar and Grill, Rocky Horror Halloween PartyHometeam‘s (both locations) naughty nurse competition,  Mynt, Avondale, and The Cocktail Club. Mac’s Place has $1 jello shots and orange beer specials. Come to think of it, isn’t most beer kind of orange? And even if you don’t win, you’re in for a hell of a party somewhere.

Friday Mary Preston Foster signs copies of her book Legendary Locals of Charleston

Dia de Los Muertos parties at Yo Burrito and Basico

Dress up as your favorite super hero or villain for the Halloween party at the Celtic Knot.

Saturday More than 30 craft vendors to browse at the Senior Center Craft Fair

Learn about American Indian culture be seeing their houses, sharing their food and music — for free.

Sunday: Spend Sunday celebrating the spiritual significance of the Angel Oak. Bring a snack to share if you’d like. 

It’s Big Gun open mic comedy night with Dusty Slay.

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