Not Beyond Repair by Susan Lenz

Gale Ray and Susan Lenz Exhibit
New works by local artists will be displayed at Park Circle Gallery throughout October. Gale Ray will have an assortment of her paintings and pottery on exhibit. Her oil paintings capture serene marshes and tumultuous storms while her clay pieces draw from shapes found in nature, like tree bark, bird nests and oyster shells. Fiber and installation artist Susan Lenz will display mixed media artworks that incorporate found objects. Lenz captures the contemplative aspects of shape and function by examining common household items from a perspective that embraces the beauty in the seemingly mundane. Meet the artists at a public reception 5-7 p.m. Oct. 7.
Oct. 5-31. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 12-4 p.m. Sat. Free. 4820 Jenkins Avenue. North Charleston. northcharleston.org

Boone Hall Fright Nights
Boone Hall Fright Nights is back and freakier than ever. Open every Thursday through Sunday night from 6:30-11 p.m. in October, Fright Nights features three attractions: The Lodge at Willow Ridge, Sinister Cinema Haunted Hayride and Freaks: World of Oddities. The Lodge starts as a picturesque getaway that turns into a horror-filled nightmare. The Haunted Hayride takes riders through the Backwoods Backlot. Freaks: World of Oddities captures the repressed hatred of tormented carnival freaks in their dark circus of evil.
Oct. 7-9. 6:30-11 p.m. $30-$60. Boone Hall Farms. 2434 N. Highway. 17. Mount Pleasant. Boonehallfrightnights.com

St. Matthew’s Oktoberfest
Celebrate your love of beer at this family-friendly Oktoberfest with brats, beer, wine, pretzels, German baked goods and German chorales and hymns plus a kinderzone for the little ones. In the church courtyard, listen to tunes by the Hans Schmidt German Band and check out the organ concerts every hour between 12-6 p.m.
Oct 8. 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. 405 King St. Downtown. oktoberfestcharleston.org

Punk Flea Market
This day of family fun centers around all things punk, with more than 100 vendors selling items such as retro video games, comic books, vinyl records, cassettes, CDs, horror movies, memorabilia, taxidermy, visual art, handmade jewelry, toys and oddities. Food trucks include The Motley Chew, Big Daddy’s Loco Food Truck and Gnosh Pit, plus an open bar. Costumes are encouraged. Kids 12 years and younger receive free admission.
Oct 8-9. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $5. Omar Shrine. 176 Patriots Point Road. Mount Pleasant. southeastpfm.com

Music at the Library: Beatles, Bach & Beer with Laura Ball and friends
Beatles, Bach & Beer melds British rock with German Baroque. Local musicians will perform classic pieces by German Composer Johann Sebastian Bach and pop favorites by The Beatles.
Oct. 11. 6-7 pm. $25 members/$35 guests/Free for students. 164 King St. Downtown. charlestonlibrarysociety.org


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