It’s that beautiful, blissful time of year — the holidays are looming, but not yet upon us, the weather is warm but not too hot, and the special release autumn beers are Oktoberfest approved, but not too pumpkin-y. Goldilocks would be oh so pleased. Check out all the weekend’s beer hoisting, toe tapping, food shoveling events below:
Get in the spooky spirit tonight at The Terrace’s monthly screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show starting at 11:30 p.m.
Part of the “Women &” series, Women & Cooke at the Music Hall features female vocalists Hazel Ketchum, Alva Anderson, Exavia Baxter, Cindy Kearney, Regina Ruopoli, Lindsay Holler, McKenzie Eddy, Vikki Matsis, and Erin Johns. The tribute to Sam Cooke begins at 8 p.m.
Mixed-media collagist Miles Purvis unveils her latest series Birds of a Feather at Miller Gallery tonight from 5 to 8 p.m.
Hosted by Free Verse:Charleston Poetry Festival and MOJA, the free Poets Laureate Show featuring Marjory Wentworth (poet laureate of South Carolina), Ed Madden (poet laureate of Columbia, SC), Marcus Amaker (poet laureate of Charleston, SC) and Anthony “Sleepy Eyez” Carter (poet laureate of Augusta, Ga), starts at 6 p.m. at City Gallery.
We can’t promise Channing Tatum will be in attendance, but there will certainly be some hunky, oiled up dudes at the Magic Mike tour at Music Farm tonight starting at 8 p.m.
If you think you’ve got the moves, head to Dance Lab’s open casting call for dancers to appear in a local music video from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lab.
Marissa Vogl’s solo show, Second Nature, highlights both her abstract and landscape style paintings. Check it out at the Meyer Vogl gallery from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Slave Dwelling Project and Magnolia Plantation co-host Living History Through the Eyes of the Enslaved, a day-long event at Magnolia that explores the roles slaves played on the plantation; historians in period dress will tell stories and cook over an open fire, emulating an experience the enslaved would’ve had years ago.
Bay Street Biergarten’s Oktoberfest lederhosen stein hoisting throw-down starts at noon; expect drink specials and fest-inspired tunes.
COASToberfest runs from noon to 7 p.m. and promises a variety of pastured sausages from Leaping Waters Farm, a whole hog roast, and stein specials on 32/50 Kolsch, Hefeweizen, and Oktoberfest.
MOJA’s Sugar in the Grits, an original production by trans woman of color and Charleston native Vanity Deterville, takes place at Circular Congregational Church at 7 p.m.
The Charleston Bicycle Film Fest at Charleston Music Hall features a dozen films, plus a group bike ride from Rec Room to the screening — meet at Rec Room at 6 p.m. with your trusty two-wheeler in tow.
From 3 to 4 p.m. taste wine blindfolded at Edmund’s Oast Exchange.
Nerd out at the Coffee Shop of Mystery Comic Show at Coastal Coffee Roasters all day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As part of Free Verse: Charleston Poetry Festival, poet Kimberly J. Simms speaks at Eclectic Cafe & Vinyl starting at 7:30 p.m.
Savannah trio the CUSSES plays along with Matadero and Zonaea starting at 10 p.m.
Joe Riley Stadium holds a picnic in honor of slain chef Shane Whiddon from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Lady of Charleston fashioned-based pageant will be held at the Music Hall starting at 5 p.m.
Close out MOJA celebrations at the Hampton Park finale from 4 to 8 p.m. with craft vendors, food, and music.
The Pour House hosts Lowcountry Love for the Virgin Islands from 4 to 10 p.m.
Experience all the Ashley River has to offer at The Bend’s Tour de Ashley starting at 3 p.m. — there will be local music, food, beer, and a kayak tour.
The 17th annual Gene’s Oktoberfest has it all: German food, beer, and music, plus brat-eating and stein-hoisting competitions. Party starts at noon.
Sunday funday at Morris Island’s Lowcountry Boil, promising dolphin sightings and plenty of corn, taters, shrimp, and sausage to go around.
Head to Fat Hen from 5 to 8 p.m. for a joint Fat Hen and Seanachai fundraiser for Vantage Point Foundation, a nonprofit aiding post-9/11 veterans.
From 4 to 7 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant’s Harborside East for the sixth annual HALOS oyster roast benefitting HALOS kinship kids and their families.