It’s just another typical weekend in Charleston, full of dogs, beer, and zombies. The combination of Oktoberfest and Halloween makes for a very interesting mixture of drinking and being undead, and this weekend there are plenty of opportunities for both. If that’s not your scene, there’s some benefits and art to check out too.

Friday Catch the last Party at the Point of the year with The Dubplates and International Morality.

Live blues, barbecue, and a sail around the harbor will help you finally bid adieu to the summer season at the Blues and BBQ Harbor Cruise with Shrimp City Slim.

Indonesian artist Jumaadi’s new works will be on exhibit at the Halsey, displaying his talent in painting, drawing, sculpture, installations, and shadow puppets.

While you’re checking out Jumaadi’s work, head over to the Unknown Picassos: Diurnes exhibit to see some unfamiliar work by a familiar Spaniard. 

It’ll be hard to not feel the Oktoberfest spirit when you see the beer vessels these local clay artists have designed for the occasion at Cone 10 Studios.

Palmetto Brewing and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra team up for the Loading Dock Series.

Saturday Head to Folly Beach to frolic in the street, enjoy some live music, and donate to people in need at Follypalooza.

Grab a night out on the town at The Great GAyLA to support AFFA’s LGBT education and advocacy work.

No matter how strong and manly you are, you can’t say no to a pink vodka drink when it’s in support of breast cancer awareness. Drink your fill of pink vodka while maintaining your toughness at the Save the Ta-Tas Day Party.

Sample all the chocolate beer you could ever want at the Iron Brew Festival, where local brewers have created their best concoctions in the hopes of winning the title of best homebrew beer.

Wine tastings, live music, and pets dressed up in cute costumes — bring your dog loving friends and their four-legged companions to Kiawah for Dogtoberfest.

Being a flesh-eating walking corpse is one of the most fun parts of the Halloween season, so bring your best zombie costume to the Pint of Hope Zombie Pub Crawl to benefit Lowcountry AIDS Services. 

If the idea of running through the woods surrounded by zombies that you have to shoot sounds fun and exciting and not terrifying, Zombie Paintball Night at Mt. Pleasant Paintball might be for you.

Enjoy the Columbia Ballet’s rendition of everyone’s favorite seductive bloodsucker at Dracula: Ballet with a Bite

Sunday Help raise money and awareness for suicide prevention at the Charleston Out of Darkness Walk

Work off all those Oktoberfest calories at the Barrier Island ECOthon, with a course that takes you kayaking, running, swimming, and biking through Charleston’s barrier islands.

Bring your pups to celebrate their very own Oktoberfest with pet exhibits, demonstrations, live music, beer, and German food at Bark in the Park.

Get a blast from your boyband-loving past with Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys and Jordan Knight from New Kids On the Block. It’s OK to scream — they want it that way.

Grab some Royal American punch and enjoy Joe Chang’s relaxing musical act Gold Light, featuring LAZY and Sweatlands.  

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