Our picks for the weekend


Food and song

Rooftop Rhythms isn't just about music. It's also a chance for you to sample local restaurants. The concert is a companion dish for A Taste of Forest Acres.

The Tams and The Breakfast Club will play shag and beach music. The event is from 5 to 9 p.m. on the rooftop of Midtown at Forest Acres mall, at the corner of Beltline Boulevard and Forest Drive.

Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. The event is free, and food and drinks will be sold for $1 to $3.

For art lovers

Frame of Mind, Gotham Bagel and The White Mule will join forces for a Halloween show from 6 to 8:30 p.m. as part of the Frame of Mind Series.

This show isn't about pumpkin patches. It's about art.

Here's what you'll see: Tonya Wideman and Thaddeus Davis of Wideman/Davis Dance will dance a snippet of a contemporary piece; NiA Company, a theater group, will perform a selection; Natalie Brown will perform a belly dance routine; and magician John Tudor will perform tricks. (Maybe he'll make a pumpkin disappear.)

There will be a stage set up in front of FOM at 1520 Main St. Visual artist Alicia Leek will exhibit pieces under the theme "Alice in Wonderland" inside FOM.

The White Mule, at 1530 Main St., will host "Bang," an after-art dance party featuring Kev Kev, Chris Wenner and Greenstreet spinning genres from house and electronic to soul music.


Fine dining

Foodie heaven can be found at the Taste of Charleston Friday through Sunday. This event has grown to three days and features the best of Lowcountry cuisine. Scheduled events include an Iron Chef competition at the Culinary Institute of Charleston, various tastings and the main event at Boone Hall Plantation. For more information or tickets:


Bluegrass and barbecue

The Fall Heritage Festival & Pickin' Party will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State Museum.

There will be folk art and traditional handicrafts, Southern barbecue, bluegrass bands, cloggers, an antique tractor parade, pumpkin painting and a children's scavenger hunt.

The museum is at 301 Gervais St. Free; (803) 898-4921.