Plus, plan a getaway to Hollywood, CA.
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Today’s Note

Hi everyone, City Editor Erika here. Is anyone else moving a little slower post the holiday? Well, if you are, fear not — the weekend is right around the corner, and Charleston has some fun events to enjoy.

Friday, Nov. 17
  • Rockabillaque Charleston Festival | Friday, Nov. 17-Sunday, Nov. 19 | Times vary | Southern Roots Smokehouse, 1083 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston | Free | Help celebrate the tenth anniversary and the most action-packed festival yet.
Saturday, Nov. 18
  • It’s in the Stick: A Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1561 Mosstree Rd., North Charleston | $75 | Attendees will spend three hours creating a Lowcountry basket, guided by experienced sweetgrass artisans.
  • Live DJ Workout | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Palace Hotel, 525 Meeting St., Charleston | $35 | Start your weekend by dancing, sweating, and sculpting to a live DJ set on the patio.
  • Sweetgrass Garden Oyster Roast 2023 | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 3-6 p.m. | Sweetgrass Garden, 3121 State Rd. S-10-1156, Johns Island | $35-$275 | Enjoy oysters, music, beer, and a bonfire at sunset — the annual event benefits the Sweetgrass Garden.
Sunday, Nov. 19
  • Oyster Roast Series | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $35 | In addition to oysters, attendees can enjoy food trucks, a live DJ, specialty Firefly cocktails, bloody marys and beer.
  • Pumpkin Smash Event | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 12-4 p.m. | West Ashley Farmers Market at Ackerman Park, 55 Sycamore Ave., Charleston | Free | Bring your Halloween pumpkins carved or not to Charleston’s first pumpkin smash — after the smash, the pumpkins will be taken to the Bees Ferry Compost Facility for composting.
  • Forge Your Own | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 12-6 p.m. | Indigo Reef Brewing Company, 2079 Wambaw Creek, Charleston | $50 | Forge a bottle opener, oyster shucker, steak turner, or fire poker under the instruction of Angry Giant Forge.
  • Best of Carolina Bridal Show | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 1-4 p.m. | 1021 Aragon Ave. Unit B, North Charleston | $10-$50 | Grab your friends and sip a cold brew while you meet the carefully curated selection of vendors at this boutique-style bridal show.
  • Orange Harvest Fall Expo | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 1-5 p.m. | Jenkins Youth & Family Village, 3923 Azalea Dr., North Charleston | Free | Celebrate the bountiful autumn season with captivating exhibits, delicious food, and exciting attractions.
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From the editor
  • The Jasper will have its third annual holiday market this Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy a day of local artisans, live music, food, and drinks.
  • Donut fear, Donut Fest Charleston will take place Saturday, Nov. 18, at Rusty Bull Brewing Co., from 1-4 p.m. Attendees can expect a day of sampling donuts, beer, and coffee. Tickets range from $15-$40.
  • Spend this upcoming Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3:05 p.m., cheering on the Charleston Stingrays for “Undie Sunday.” Fans are encouraged to bring new packaged underwear or socks and throw them on the ice after the Rays score their first goal. The undergarments will be donated to a local nonprofit.
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Great Escapes
Our guide to Hollywood, CA
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Planning a getaway? Check out Hollywood, California — the famous hub for creatives and entertainment fanatics alike. If you’re a fan of the silver screen, this one’s for you.

Hi, SDtoday editor Monica here. Living in San Diego, we’re just a skip away from Hollywood, California — about a two-and-half hour drive. From the iconic Hollywood Sign and Hollywood Walk of Fame, to the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theater, there’s so much to see in Tinseltown. It’s showtime.
  • Why go? Gaze at the iconic Hollywood Sign from various vantage points — like the 3-mile loop along the Hollywood Reservoir — or use these trails to hike to it, including Mt. Hollywood Trail.
  • Act like a local: Food: Spaghetti Pomodoro at Jones, $18
  • Where to stay: Vrbo: Sunset Blvd. Townhouse | 2 BR, 2.5 BA, with pool and hot tub | ~$226/night*
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