There’s lots to be thankful for this week. Gay marriage is finally legal. Thanksgiving is around the corner. It’s warming up just in time for the weekend. So, let’s get out there and celebrate Charleston.

Friday Art hotel The Vendue partnered with Robert and Megan Lange to curate new exhibits at its restaurant The Drawing Room. Their latest collection opens today an revolves around patterns.

Start your weekend getting downward dog at YOGAPOP 3: Gratitude.

Be ahead of the comedy game and see who the up-and-coming comedians are at the Charleston Comedy Fest Stand-up Competition Semifinals.

The Sparrow hosts Circumambulation II Art Show with 29 artists using a variety of media.

Cheers to Friday at the SoCal — that’s south of Calhoun — pub crawl.

CofC’s theater department presents Stephen Sondheim’s musical Assassins, you know, about people who tried — and in some cases succeeded — killing presidents.

Travel back to the extravagance of the 1920s with Woolfe Street Playhouse’s production of Wild Party.

Saturday School talent shows were our favorite. Seeing hidden talents and, more evilly, people humiliate themselves made our hearts happy. Relive the experience at South of Broadway’s The Gong Show.

What’s better than fashion? Fashion for a cause. See Cavortress‘ fall/winter collection and help raise money for fashion design programs at Wando High School and the School of the Arts.

Celebrate the local music scene — and this year’s City Paper Music Award winners — at the Pour House.

Head out to Awendaw for the second annual Sewee Outpost Disc Golf Tournament.

Hey fellas, get your facial-haired selves to Mex 1 Coastal Cantina for a mustache competition. Ladies, it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea for you to go either.

We’re firm believers that it’s too early to be playing Christmas songs on the radio, but sometimes some holiday cheer comes along that’s too good to pass up, no matter the time of year. Case in point: Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s Holiday Swing. It makes our grinch hearts grow at least two sizes.

Did you know that there was a Lowcountry Council of Alternative Spiritual Traditions? Well, there is and they’re celebrating the pagan community on Saturday.

Shop local goods, sip local brews, and snack on local eats at the Buy Local Block Party and Makers Tour.

Score some art on the cheap at Redux‘s art auction.

Chill out at the Celebrity Chili Cook-off.

Get on a boat and raise money for College of Charleston’s music program.

Sunday Shuck some oysters and help out Lowcountry Autism Foundation at Bowens Island.

We can think of a few worse places to watch some football games than poolside at Mixson.

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