This weekend there’s a smorgasbord of events going on, which would be more fitting if they celebrated Oktoberfest in Scandinavia. No Matter. Fill your fancy any way you like as you get your art, reading, music listening, crafting, running, outdoors-ing, or eating on this weekend.

Friday Start your weekend by checking out what literary treasures you can find at That BIG Book Sale

Once you’ve got your weekend reading lined up, get your chi in order at Namaste Folly.

Head to the Pink Tie Gala — An Uplifting Soiree to complete your Friday trifecta of brains, wellness, and charity.

Or you could support local author David Grant at his book signing.

Concerts are also a great way to kick-off a weekend of carefree living, and Grass in the Hall is the bluegrass way to do so.

Saturday Start your Saturday with some craft-browsing at Autumn on the Ashley. It’s the only way we craft, and yes, it’s the same as shopping.

Another great way to start your day? The Avondale 5K. The race benefits the Charles Webb Center, and it’s right by Triangle. Mimosas are the best way to rehydrate after a run.

Maybe some of the crafts at Autumn on the Ashley inspired you to get artsy — like body artsy. Hit up the Roses and Ruins Grand Opening for a free tat (plus tip).

Paddle or party or both at the Fourth Annual Golden Nugget SUP Paddle n’ Party on Shem Creek. With forecasts in the 80s, it’s the kind of weather Shem Creek was made for.

Follypalooza is back. And no that doesn’t only mean drinking on the streets, it also benefits local cancer charities.

The Mac Off makes us feel really bad for those suffering from lactose and gluten intolerances. 

Oh my god, shoes. Get some soul affirming new kicks at Redux Contemporary Art Center’s Art with a BANGS, which are Charleston’s version of Toms. And they’re doubling-up the do-gooder shopping event by donating the proceeds from a silent auction to P.I.C.K.

Didn’t leave Triangle after the $1 mimosas? Maybe make some moves around Avondale at the Open House Party. It can be your post-run cool down.

Who know Saturday would be so arty? The Monster in Park Circle hosts an art opening with the 3 Amigos and SHT!.

Sunday Work off all the macaroni and cheese you demolished at Fit + Yoga Outside Class.

It could be a boozy Sunday with Rockers for Knockers on Shem Creek (weather is still supposed to be in the 80s).

Like the Ashley River side more than the Cooper side? Don’t worry, you can still have beer-filled Sunday with Oktoberfest at Gene’s.

It’s also Second Sunday on King Street; drinks on the street can’t be beat.  

Here’s hoping you have Columbus Day off.


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