The first weekend of October has arrived. Unfortunately, it’s not socially acceptable to go trick-or-treating yet. What do you do with all that pent up anticipation for Halloween? We don’t know. But we’ve got a few ideas that should keep you occupied this weekend.

Friday Stop by one or all of the opening receptions as part of tonight’s French Quarter Art Walk. 

Grab a gyro and sip on some Greek wine at the kick off of the weekend-long Fall Greek Festival.

Reno 911! comedian Nick Swardson brings his stand-up show to the North Charleston Coliseum Performing Arts Center. 

Indie rock band Brave Baby braves the stage at the Music Farm with Matrimony and Grace Joyner.

Saturday For barbecue, brews, and bluesy tunes, spend your day at Hogs for a Cause.

Cheer on your favorite contestants at the Broadway Musical-themed Karaoke Smackdown

Bluegrass band Red Light Rodeo takes over the Deck at the Pour House.

Pocket Aces Brass Band is bringing a taste of New Orleans to The Tin Roof.

Sunday The Latin American Festival offers an opportunity to learn and participate in cultural customs unique to South and Central America as well as the Caribbean.

Make your way around Shem Creek bars and restaurants at the Rockers 4 Knockers Pub Crawl.

Electro-wave band England in 1819 performs with local favorite She Returns From War and Lockout/Tagout at the Royal American. 

Support birth choice and the Charleston Birth Place Foundation by attending the screening of MicroBirth

The Third Annual HALOS Oyster Roast is an affair for the whole family.