We’re a little delayed in our sadness about the time change, but it hit us hard this week. Getting home when it’s already dark kind of blows. But what we have learned this week is that if we stay busy it counteracts our wintertime sadness. Good thing there’s a plethora of events going on this weekend to make sure we’re not crying over the early sunsets.

Friday Start your weekend with barbecue — and lots of it — at Smoke on the Harbor.

Catch a grim remake about Little Red Riding Hood set to dance at Charleston City Ballet’s Red.

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Camp Happy Days at the Cabooty Party.

Throw on your bell-bottoms and head to The Alley’s Studio 300 party.

Growing up, who didn’t want to be a drummer? Well the kids of The Music Battery perform their first ever concert.

Travel to France without having to leave Charleston at the French Film Festival, which runs through Sunday.

Tim Hussey’s newest exhibit It Want Wait opens at the George Gallery.

The So You Think You Can Dance tour twirls into town.

Listen Up Philip, starring Jason Schwartzman and Elizabeth Moss, opens at the Terrace.

All Types of Media Arts Convention (AtomaCon) brings sci-fi, gaming, fantasy fun to Charleston.

Fellas, groom those staches and head to DIG in the Park to celebrate Movember.

The Festival of Lights at James Island County Park kicks off tonight.

Check out Leaf Eater in his first Charleston performance at The Royal American.

Saturday  We think the best way to celebrate a birthday is with beer, which seems even more appropriate for Freehouse Brewery since it makes beer for a living.

Hear professors discuss the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Free cupcakes. We really don’t need to say more, but we will. Holy City Brewery hosts Cupcake Camp where you can eat free cupcakes. Any donations raised will go to Darkness to Light.

Shuck yeah, there’s an oyster roast on the Yorktown.

Theatre 99 has former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac.

Ladies, get your Betty Page bangs ready and dude throw on a leather jacket to travel back to the 1950s at Rock-A-Bill-A-Que.

Celebrate the arts in Charleston at Jail Break at, where else, the Old City Jail.

Introduce the younger generation to Elle Woods when South of Broadway brings Legally Blonde Jr. to the stage.

Sunday It’s time for the Wagener Terrace annual oyster roast at Lowndes Grove.

Charleston Library Society sets the stage for the Civil War Far Appomattox.

Drink some joe at The Joe at the inaugural Charleston Coffee Cup.

Match your Sunday blues with songs of sorrow from Justin Townes Earle.

Park Circle Film Society will show PBS’s Evolution of a Criminal, about a 16-year-old honor student who turned to crime.