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By Jeff Walker, Entertainment Writer

We at Holy City Sinner thank you for your patronage and hope 2021 is an awesome year for our followers. We continue to provide you current news and helpful items that keep you up on the Holy City and provide information that might be useful to our followers. 

Thankfully the entertainment community is beginning to make a comeback. Movie theaters are opening. More clubs and night spots are offering live music. Soon the playhouses will be up and running. It’s time to start getting back out there and enjoy the weekend and all the nightlife the Holy City has to offer. We are Holy City Sinner will keep you up on as much as we can. Have fun and stay safe. Please double check with venues before venturing out, since things change so quickly. 

Thankfully the entertainment community is beginning to make a comeback. Movie theaters are opening. More clubs and night spots are offering live music. Soon the playhouses will be up and running. It’s time to start getting back out there and enjoy the weekend and all the nightlife the Holy City has to offer. We are Holy City Sinner will keep you up on as much as we can. Have fun and stay safe. Please double check with venues before venturing out, since things change so quickly.

Your Charleston Riverdogs continue their series with the Columbia Fireflies this weekend at Joe Riley Stadium. First pitch is slated for 7pm on a Boeing Red Shirt Friday with post-game fireworks courtesy of REV Federal Credit Union. Game time is 6pm on Saturday with a post game light show. And game time on Sunday is 5pm on MUSC Family Health Day. The RiverDogs will pay homage to Charleston’s nickname as “The Holy City” every Sunday home game with specials for kids.

Summer Fest takes place this weekend at the Garage 75 Kitchen & Arcade 1175 Folly Rd on James Island. Great food, music, and fun happening noon til 11pm. Join in!

Hang Ten! The annual Folly Beach Wahine Classic takes place this weekend. Join them and many other amazing vendors on Saturday and Sunday for the Folly Beach for some awesome surfing. Come learn about like-minded community organizations while watching and cheering on female surfers. Saturday events run from 8-5PM. After party at The Washout restaurant at 5PM. Non-competitors can join the buffet for a $5 cash donation or order off the menu. Sunday events run from 8-3PM. Beach cleanup from 3:30-4:30PM.

Dog and Duck Family Pubs has been part of the Lowcountry for two decades and it’s time to celebrate. On Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to midnight, all three Dog and Duck locations – Belle Hall, Park West and Clements Ferry – will host an all-day anniversary party that will include live music, jump castles, drink and food specials, and more. Bring in the whole family. At their Clements Ferry locale enjoy 12noon start: corn hole tourney with host Mike Ross. From 12-4: Jump castle & Inflatable. Ax Throwing from 6-9pm with live music with WILDFLOWER STATION. Stay late for karaoke 10-midnight.

Live music with Molly Durnin Friday night at the Charleston City Market 188 Meeting Street downtown Charleston.

Dust off your dancing shoes! It’s summertime, and that means we’re Shaggin’ on the Cooper! Live music fills the air as local bands perform throughout the season on the Mount Pleasant Pier. Let loose, breathe in the harbor breeze, and dance the night away under the stars! Saturday night enjoy. This Saturday the Sugar Bees perform beach music. Event kicks off at 7:30pm. Visit https://ccprc.com/1175/Shaggin-on-the-Cooper for details and tickets.

Friday night the world famous Harlem Globetrotters entertain and bring their brand of basketball to the North Charleston Coliseum. Event starts at 7pm. For tickets stop by the coliseum box office or visit their website.

Kick off your TGIF weekend at the ultimate party. Now in it’s 20th season Charleston’s 2021 Party at the Point continues this Friday at Patriots Point. This family-friendly event is hosted on the beachfront of Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina and features live music and plenty of food and drinks. To ensure everyone’s safety this season, each event is limited to 600 general admission ticket holders. All shows $10, children 12 and under are free. Gates open at 5:00. Rock the 90’s perform this Friday night. To purchase tickets or more details visit
https://www.citypapertickets.com/events/112233341/party-at-the-point-2021

Queen Street Playhouse at 20 Queen Street continue their summer blockbuster cinema series on Friday & Saturday. Friday it’s suspense horror ‘The Shining’, and Saturday night it’s ‘Batman’.  Both show at 8pm. On Sunday bring the family out at 5pm for animated feature ‘The Little Mermaid’.  Visit their website for tickets and more info.

Sunday from 1pm-2pm at the Revelry Brewing Co. 10 Conroy Street enjoy a 1 hour tour guided by a knowledgeable Revelry staff member at two locations. Enjoy a draft pint at each location during the tour. Enjoy samples drawn directly from the fermentation tanks and Oak Foeders. Take 15% off of all merchandise purchases made same day of tour (w/receipt). Tickets $40. More at https://revelrybrewingco.com/brewery-tour/brewery-tour-april-18-2021/ Call (843) 376-1303 for more.

Boone Hall Plantation is open with adjusted days and hours of operation. They’re open Thursday-Friday-Saturday 9-5pm 9am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm.  One price includes all tours. Admission is $26 for ages 13-64. Seniors-AAA-Military tickets are $23 and Children 6-12 are $12. Children 5 and under are admitted free with accompanying adult.  www.boonehallplantation.com for details. 

Estuary Beans & Barley located at 3538 Meeks Farm Rd, Johns Island not only serve up great beer and coffee, they also host food trucks on the weekend. Friday night at Estuary enjoy Crystal Coast Seafood Truck 5-8pm. Saturday it’s TBD.  Check out their schedule here. https://www.estuarybeansandbarley.com/events?view=calendar&month=01-2021

Edmund’s Oast has brought back Champagne Fridays 11am – 8pm at their location at Edmund’s Oast Exchange, 1081 Morrison Drive in downtown Charleston. Offering a different grower Champagne by the glass all day, every Friday on the patio! For details call 843) 727-1145.

Many of Charleston’s favorite theatre groups and live comedy clubs offer live streaming of shows and plays. Please check them out for additional opportunities for events, and things to do.

More happening this weekend than normal. Check it out!

The Charleston City Night Market (Market Streets) is open this weekend. The marketplace is an exciting showcase of more than 100 talented artists and craftspeople that occurs every Friday and Saturday evening from March – December. The Night Market runs from 6:30 – 10:30 pm and is a free event that is open to the public.

The Sea Island Farmers Market takes place every Saturday 9:30-1:30pm at 2024 Academy Rd. on Johns Island. Dozens of local vendors offering up produce, baked goods, arts & crafts, and more. For more visit their site https://www.seaislandfarmersmarket.com/

The Hanahan Farmers and Vendors Market Public hosted by Hanahan Recreation Department take place Friday 5-8pm at 1255 Yeamans Hall Rd, Hanahan. Food Trucks, Live Music and amazing vendors! Bring the entire family.

Live improv comedy at Theatre 99 is back! See more info below.

If you just want to get out of the house their are of course city parks open as well as most area golf courses. Sunny days are welcome for walking the beach, bicycling, jogging, maybe tossing the frisbee, or getting in a round of golf. Check with golf courses for certain restrictions. Plus Park Circle in North Charleston offers a nice disc golf course.

Due to situations with  COVID-19 in South Carolina, the West Ashley Farmers Market will open as an essentials only market on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ackerman Park, located at 55 Sycamore Avenue.  Vendors and patrons will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing throughout the event, and to follow all other CDC protocols related to COVID-19. This new, essentials-only format will feature farmer and grower vendors exclusively, including Gruber Farms, Robert Fields Farm and Oliver Freeman Farm. No prepared food vendors, entertainment or other activities will be included.

Middleton Place, the ancestral home of two Founding Fathers and site of America’s oldest landscaped gardens, has reopened to the public. Ticket pricing has been revised, as well. Lowcountry Tri-County residents pay $26 while non-locals pay $29 per adult. However, if you purchase online, tickets are $20, a 30% discount that also allows for nearly contactless admission. Details at https://www.holycitysinner.com/2020/06/04/middleton-place-reopens-gardens-stableyards/

Bowling alleys are now opening. Royal Lanes in Goose Creek is practicing safe protocols and are ready to welcome you to enjoy bowling with family and friends. Plus they have large arcade and restaurant & lounge. Reduced rates during the day and late night specials. Call 843-572-2695 for more or visit https://royallanes.net/

If you’re a fan of history, especially military & naval history than it might interest you that Patriots Point Naval Maritime Museum is open to visitors this weekend.   Click here for more details. https://www.holycitysinner.com/2020/05/21/patriots-point-to-fully-reopen-may-22/

Wild Ropes Adventure Park is open this weekend, offering a lot of fun.  Wild Ropes which offers great team building experiences and more.  For full details click https://www.wildblueropes.com/

Forte Jazz Lounge is swingin’ this weekend. Friday it’s the Jazznocrazy Quartet at Forte. On Saturday come out as the Joe Clarke Quartet rocks Forte Jazz Lounge.  Sunday come out for Charleston Magic Show with Carl Michael, The Celebrities’ Magician performing. Show is 7pm.  Shows Friday & Saturday at 7pm & 9:30pm each night. For more visit   https://www.fortejazzlounge.com/

 Terrace Theater at 1956 Maybank Hwy on James Island is open this weekend. ‘Jungle Cruise’ starring The Rock premier this weekend. Also new ‘Stillwater‘ with Matt Damon. 1975’s epic summer thriller ‘Jaws’ plays at the Terrace Drive-In this weekend at 8:30pm Friday & Saturday. Parents be sure to check out Terrace’s ongoing summer series geared to younger audiences. Running Wednesdays thru Aug 11th.   For new releases and more check their site  https://terracetheater.com/

Looking for something fun and different for the kids. Check out Velocity Air Sports in North Charleston on Rivers Avenue or SkyZone 411 Wando Park Blvd, Mt Pleasant. Family friendly trampoline parks. Call SkyZone at 843-588-5777 for details.

 

34 West Theatre begin their run of ‘Stayin’ Alive’. A daytime TV star fights for love, life and bell bottoms in this hilarious musical, with music from Elton to Kiki Dee! A menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available. Ticket $45. Performances run Thurs-Sun at their quaint theatre 200 Meeting. Full capacity seating returns July 1st. Performances thru Sept 11th. More info at https://www.34west.org/tickets/stayin-alive

WE Will GET THRU THIS & BE BACK TO REAL LIVE SOCIALIZATION AGAIN. WE WILL ENJOY MOVIES INDOORS, SPORTS, LIVE THEATRE, CONCERTS, & FESTIVALS.

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Welcome to the Weekend Buzz on Holy City Sinner. Here’s what’s happening this weekend. The following is a list of just a few events and happenings you might want to take part in during the weekend. Consider the list a cornucopia of happenings around the Lowcountry of Charleston. Something for everyone. The year heats up with events, so be sure to check the Weekend Buzz out on Holy City Sinner. Thanks! Lots happening in Chuck-town this weekend. If you love comedy, plays, sports, food & festivals, you’ll find something to do this weekend. 

While events, concerts, festivals, theatre productions are slowly making their return,  please take the time to enjoy your immediate family and your close circle of friends. This is the time to revisit an old movie, binge watch TV shows, re-familiarize yourself with a old fashioned book.

Life is slowly returning to normal and the good Lord has kept watch over the Holy City. Charleston is strong and has survived natural disasters and church shootings and come back stronger. There is no small wonder we wear the title of Holy City, because our faith in God and community spirit has always bonded us together. Remain strong, pray for your community leaders, health care providers, first responders, military, and elected officials.  Together we will rise above this current threat. 

At the Charleston Music Hall This weekend get ready to laugh. Friday night the CMH present faith based comedian Henry Cho w/ special guest Aaron Weber. Tickets $25 for an 8pm show. On Saturday at the Hall it’s Dusty Slay w/ Evan Berke. Tickets just $18 for 8pm start. Visit their website at  https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/ for more.  The Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street downtown Charleston. Call 843-853-2252.

 

Creekside Comedy Night present live comedy at Southern Roots Park Circle. Southern Roots Park Circle. No shows scheduled at this time.  Call 843-259-8972 for info or visit https://www.creeksidecomedy.com/upcoming-shows

Following three Cars & Coffee Events with varying schedules, read complete details on times and locations:

Car enthusiasts enjoy Mt. P Cars & Coffee every Saturday morning 8-11am at Mount Pleasant Towne Center in the Barnes & Noble parking lot.

The Bojangles Restaurant 431 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek will host Goose Creek Cars this Saturday from 8-10am. The group meets twice a month. All types of vehicles are welcome.

After a year long hiatus Black Fedora Mystery Theater on the market (164 Church St.) is open. Get ready to laugh and have some real fun again. The re-opening day is Thursday May 27th. Check out all they have to offer at https://www.charlestonmysteries.com/ Among the shows being offered up include ‘Sherlock’s Other Brother by a Southern Mother’, ‘Murder Aboard the Starship Fed Ora’, ‘Inspector NoClue’s Murder Mystery’, and ‘Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun, and Gin Club’. Black Fedora is a nice place to be entertained, enthralled, & sit back and enjoy food & drink. Shows rotate throughout the season. For more details call (843-937-6453). They vow to keep their theatre as clean as their shows. 

Theatre 99 carry their comedy show to Flowertown Players at the James F. Dean Theatre in downtown Summerville on Friday night. Show starts at 8pm. Check Flowertown’s website for more. 

If you love to laugh than Theatre 99 is the place to go. Friday enjoy another round of Improv Smackdown. 50% game show! 50% sporting event! 100% good times! That’s Improv Smackdown in a nutshell. It’s the hit improv show at Theatre 99 where you, the audience, are the judge! It’s hilarious, exciting and based entirely on your audience suggestions. That’s not all! At the end of Improv Smackdown there is an intermission and the second act is a fast paced long form improv set based on an audience interview! $20 for 8pm start. Saturday at 8pm come out for The Have Nots!. The longest running show in Charleston! The Have Nots! (founders of Theatre 99) are ready for your audience suggestions. No scripts! All improv! Come see what all the talk is about!  Theatre 99 is available for private comedy and improv show bookings.  Wednesday’s ‘Improv Strikes Back’ is a regular show. Theatre 99 is located at 280 Meeting St. above the Bicycle Shop. Call 843-853-6687 for more. Visit their site for more. http://theatre99.com/

The world famous Windjammer on the Isle of Palms  in rockin’ this weekend. Friday night it’s Purple Masquerade (Prince Tribute) on the Bud Light Seltzer Beach Stage at 7pm. Tickets $12 adv and $15 DOS. On the inside stage around 9pm enjoy Flash Mob. Tickets $5. The ever popular Cowboy Mouth play the beach stage Saturday night with tickets $20 adv and $25 DOS. Sunday take part in a the Jackson Abraham Benefit that kicks of at 6pm. Tickets $25. DJ Insane kicks off Sunday afternoon on the Back Deck. A precursor to next week at the Jammer. Local guitar god Eddie Bush plays the Jammer on Thursday night.  Tickets limited to 400 per show when moved indoors for any reason. The Windjammer is front beach 1008 Ocean Blvd. on IOP. Call (843) 886-8596. Visit https://the-windjammer.com/events/ for more.

 

The Charleston Pourhouse is open and ready to rock. Town Mountain play the deck state at 6pm. Tickets $13 adv & $15 DOS. On the main stage it’s Cosmic Charlie at 9pm. Tickets $15 ava and $20 door. The Reckoning rock the House Saturday night with their tribute to Jerry Garcia’s Birthday and Grateful Dead music. Tickets $15. On the deck Sunday Rad Gumbo plays Jerry Garcia music at 7pm. Tickets $12 & $15 respectively.  On the deck stage at 1pm on Sunday enjoy another Motown Throwdown with Kanika Moore . Admission is free. Come early for SUNDAY BRUNCH FARMERS MARKET: 11am – 3pm.   The Pour House is located at 1977 Maybank Highway James Island. Info at (843) 571-4343. Details at https://charlestonpourhouse.com/

All upcoming events can be found on the calendar page.

The full weekend calendar is below:

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  1. Mount Pleasant Stamped Concrete

    August 2, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    How could you not want to live in this place? What an awesome list of all the great reasons why I love to live and work in this great city! Thanks for list!

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  3. Ronald Wilson

    January 3, 2020 at 8:46 am

    Wow, what a godsend! I’m visiting the city tomorrow through Monday. Thanks for collecting and sharing these ideas.

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  8. Varun Sharma

    August 5, 2020 at 8:13 am

    Thank you for the ideas.

  9. Lily

    January 28, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    I will definitely be checking out ‘Taste of Folly’ this weekend! I have also been wanting to try out Braised in the South’s new location over on Johns Island.

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