When fall whorls into Charleston, the city’s arts scene is a flurry of activity, too. Whether you’re mad about the theater, you’re all about visual art or you live for live music, you’re sure to find something that satisfies your cultural cravings on any given weekend.For starters, theater lovers can take their pick from more than a dozen companies that run the gamut from mega-musical productions to feel-good Southern fare to regional premieres of edgier plays. The music scene is equally wide-ranging, with offerings spanning classical, jazz, R&B, gospel, pop, hip hop and experimental genres and venues from grand concert halls to inspired holes-in-walls.

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston also continues to push the boundaries, by way of shows that spur exchange and never cease to surprise the senses, while Redux Contemporary Art Center mounts work by both emerging and established artists.