Weekend Events: Nov 9-11


We’re already getting set for the weekend. Here’s what we have planned.

Friday, Nov. 9

Don’t miss Garden & Gun Made in the South Kick-off Concert. G&G will host a two-day experience in Charleston to showcase these innovative artisans and their craft. The weekend will kickoff with a concert featuring Amanda Shires and Aaron Lee Tasjan at the Charleston Music Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston. Tickets are $35-$45. charlestonmusichall.com

The beloved Holiday Festival of Lights returns to James Island County Park in November for its 29th year. More than four million people have toured the Holiday Festival of Lights, which is hosted by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission at James Island County Park. The event has received many awards and mentions in publications throughout the country, and the three-mile driving tour delivers more excitement every year. The event runs from Nov. 9-Jan. 1, 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 5:30-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston. One-15 guests: $20 per vehicle, $15 per vehicle Monday-Thursday with donation. holidayfestivaloflights.com

Saturday, Nov. 10

Come out and get pampered at the Lowcountry Women’s Fair. Register for your free tickets and gain an automatic entry for the door prizes. This event offers dozens of vendors plus a fun photo booth, massages, makeovers, henna tattoos, manicures, health screenings, face painting, self-defense classes and more. Get ready to shop! Admission and all activities are free. The event runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St., Charleston. facebook.com/events/187645865343987/?active_tab=about

The Shrimp and Grits Festival takes place this Saturday from 12-3 p.m. at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park.

The Shrimp and Grits Festival takes place this Saturday from 12-3 p.m. at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park.

The Shrimp and Grits Festival includes shrimp and grits sampling from some of Charleston’s best restaurants. Also enjoy a cash bar, kids zone, vendor village and live music. The event runs from 12-3 p.m. at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St., Charleston. Advanced tickets are $20, day of tickets are $25. rileyparkevents.com

Learn to Take Pictures with Your Smartphone. Joyce Weir of Charleston Photo Tours will share tips and techniques to achieve great images with your smartphone. Suggested Supplies: Smartphone and charger, IPhone stand and/or tripod. The event runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. at Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St., Charleston. Tickets are $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers. gibbesmuseum.org

Sunday, Nov. 11

Come enjoy your Sunday afternoon shopping and socializing at 2nd Sunday on King Street! This month features new product launches, lots of great sales, great food and more. There will be events and activities, shopping, food and wine and more. Visit the website provided for a free parking voucher and more details. The free event runs from 1-5 p.m. at the King Street shops. susanlucas.typepad.com/secondsundayonkingstreet/