Through Nov. 5
‘The Addams Family’
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has fallen in love with a man from a respectable family. But she doesn’t want to tell her mom. You’ll want a seat at the table when the Addams Family hosts Wednesday’s boyfriend and his family for dinner. Footlight Theater, 20 Queen St. For times and tickets, visit footlightplayers.net.
Souls & Saints: Dia De Los Muertos
Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos with late night Latin bites from your favorite chefs as well as tequila cocktails and cervezas. Get your face painted as a sugar skull, enjoy fire dancing performances and dance to the sounds of Duda Lucena Quartet. Tickets are $75, 7 p.m. Charleston Food & Wine Parking Lot, 635 Rutledge Ave. Visit charlestonwineandfood.com/events for more information.
Charleston Mac Off
Sample the best mac and cheese the city has to offer while enjoying cooking demos, live music and children’s activities. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Grove at Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. For tickets, visit themacoff.com/charleston.
Party for the Parks Fiesta Tropicana
The Charleston Parks Conservancy brings the streets of Havana to Charleston for its Party in the Parks fundraiser. Enjoy street-fair food and dance to the Gino Castillo Band. 6 to 10 p.m. at Colonial Park.Tickets are $115. For more information, visit www.partyfortheparks.com.
Five of Charleston’s favorite bluegrass bands deliver a foot-stompin’ good time at this fall festival. Southern favorites such as barbecue and boiled peanuts will be available for purchase. Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping at the crafters’ market. Children can enjoy hayrides, a pony corral and pumpkin decorating. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, 2662 Mullet Hall Road, Johns Island. $8, children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit ccprc.com.
Head for the Cure 5K
Race to honor a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with brain cancer and raise awareness to help fund research for the fight against brain cancer. 9 a.m. Palmetto County Parks, Mount Pleasant. $30 registration fee. Visit www.headforthecure.org/charleston for more information.
Charleston Burger Week
More than 40 local restaurants feature their best burgers during Charleston Burger Week, presented by the Charleston City Paper. Proceeds go to Charleston Chefs Feed the Need. For participating restaurants, visit charlestonburgerweek.com.
The Gibbes Museum of Art hosts Olivier Picasso, the grandson of Pablo Picasso, for its distinguished lecture series. Olivier Picasso is known for creating documentaries and the 2013 biography, “Picasso, Portrait Intime,” he wrote about his grandfather. 6 p.m. College of Charleston Sottile Theatre. $60 for nonmembers. Visit gibbesmuseum.org for more information.
Diaper Bank Launch Celebration
The Junior League of Charleston celebrates the launch of its diaper bank initiative. Enjoy cocktails, light bites and a live auction to support the Junior League’s community partners. 6:30 to 9 p.m., Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St., Mount Pleasant. Tickets are $50. Visit jlcharleston.org for more information.
Nov. 10-Jan. 1
Holiday Festival of Lights
Journey through three miles of over 700 magical light displays of all shapes and sizes. Then, park your car and view the lights from the holiday train, ride a Victorian carousel and enjoy mouth-watering treats from Santa’s Sweet Shoppe. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Hours and admissions vary. Call 843-795-4386 or visit ccprc.com for more information.
Actor and author Jason Segel is one of the more than 70 authors of young adult books who will sign books, participate in seminars and discuss their love of reading and writing during this year’s YALLFest, the country’s largest YA book festival. Keynote talks require tickets, but many events are free and open to the public. Book signings are first come, first serve and those in line may be given wristbands.Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St. is the hub, but keynotes are held in other venues. Visit yallfest.org for more information.
Les Dames Culinary Academy
Learn how to host a stress-free holiday dinner party from the grand dames, including cookbook author Nathalie Dupree, Charleston Grill executive chef Michelle Weaver, Magnolias executive chef Kelly Franz, culinary instructor and stylist Danielle Wecksler and others. Topics include holiday baking, gifts from the kitchen, setting the table, and holiday drinks and wines. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Culinary Institute of Charleston, 66 Columbus St., Tickets are $175. More information is available at ldeicharleston.org.
Food Festival Featuring Shrimp ‘N’ Grits
Sample shrimp and grits from some of Charleston’s favorite restaurants all at one place at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. There will be a cash bar, live music and a kids zone. Tickets are $25. More information is available at rileyparkevents.com.
Boots, Bottles & Blessings
The Deep Water Vineyard hosts a blessing of the vines festival. Witness the blessing of the vines and enjoy live music by John King, Sufferin’ Moses and Jah Creation. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Deep
Water Vineyard, 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw. Tickets are $10 per person and $5 for parking. Visit deepwatervineyard.com for more information.
Wine, Women & Shoes
Support Florence Crittenton Programs for homeless pregnant women during the nonprofit’s annual Wine, Women & Shoes event. Enjoy savory food, wine tasting, a fashion show and the charming shoe guys. Plus, skirt! magazine is proud to sponsor the marketplace featuring local vendors this year. 1 to 5 p.m. Daniel Island Club. Tickets are $100. Visit winewomenandshoes.com/event/flocrit for more information.
Dudes and Dolly
The women who have been organizing the “Women &” music series are changing things up and inviting Charleston’s best male vocalists to take on the iconic Dolly Parton. All female bands will back the male vocalists. Tickets are $17. For more information, visit charlestonmusichall.com.
Nov. 29 – Dec. 20
‘A Christmas Carol’
Get in the Christmas spirit as Ebenezer Scrooge goes on a tour of his life with the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future in Charleston Stage’s original and imaginative take on Dickens’ classic. This year’s show includes four new musical production numbers. Dock Street Theatre. Showtimes and ticket prices vary. Visit charlestonstage.com for more information.