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Weekend Buzz: Fun Things To Do In Charleston This Weekend

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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.  Many clubs have mask or proof of vaccination requirements, so be aware!

The town of Summerville will host their annual Sweet Tea Festival in the historic downtown area on Saturday from 2 pm to 8 pm. In addition to the main event, the town is hosting “The Sweetest Week Ever,”⁠ a series of smaller celebratory event, through September 17th. More at https://holycitysinner.com/2021/09/13/summervilles-sweet-tea-festival-set-for-saturday/

The North Charleston Coliseum complex is busy Saturday night. Come out for the WWE LIVE as it returns to the coliseum. See Universal Champion Roman Reigns and SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos Vs. The New Day. WWE Championship Triple Threat Match Damien Priest vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Sheamus. Raw Women’s Championship Match Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair. Riddle vs. AJ Styles with Omos. Plus Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H., Jeff Hardy, Karrion Kross, Niz Jax and Shayna Baszler, Keith Lee, and many more! Prices start at $20 with 7:30pm start time. At the PAC spend and evening with Rickey Smiley & Friends. Showtime is 8pm with ticket prices $81.50/$71.50/$51.50. Visit the coliseum box office or their website for more.

At the Charleston Area Convention Center on the coliseum complex it’s Incredible Con on Saturday & Sunday. Two Incredible days of Celebrities, Artists, Vendors, Comic Books, Pop Culture, Anime, Board Games, Video Games, Trivia, Cosplay, and so much more! Featuring unique programming in the form of Panels, Gaming, Contests, and more!! Come geek out and celebrate your favorite fandoms with family and friends! Weekend Pass: $27, VIP $52, with kids 10 & under free. Saturday day ticket $22 or Sunday day pass $17.

Keith Big  Daddy Dee brings you another incredible round of stand-up comedy with the hilarious Zach Martina this weekend at Southern Roots Park Circle 1083 E Montague Ave North Charleston. Buckle up for this high energy blast of hilarity. There are three shows, one Friday at 7pm, two Saturday at 7 and 9. Make sure you and your friends get tickets for the same show. Trust me, it happens. Info at 843-259-8972.

Live at Sottile Theatre 7:30pm this Saturday, Charleston Opera Theater is pleased to announce a Opera Gala Performance with orchestra, soloists and chorus at the recently renovated and historic College of Charleston Sottile Theatre. This performance will be a celebration of the Italian opera tradition and will feature some of the most exciting, passionate and well-known excerpts from masters such as Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Mascagni and Leoncavallo. Headlining this event will be international artists Keri Alkeme, soprano; Jasmine Habersham, soprano Dominick Chenes, tenor; Michael Chioldi, baritone. Tickets $25 – $75.

Charleston Stage open their 2021-22 play season with Bright Star. The Blue Ridge Mountains, bluegrass Broadway musical! From the comic mind of Steve Martin and the musical genius of Edie Brickell comes one of the brightest new musicals in many a year. Set in Asheville, this moving musical, with its Tony and Grammy nominated bluegrass score, lit up Broadway in 2016 and has been delighting audiences all across America ever since. Weekend performances thru Sept 26th. Thurs – Sat at 7:30pm with select Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets range from $34-$75. For details call the box office at 843.577.7183

The 2nd Annual Drifter Fest: The Bert Griggs Memorial Jam kicks off 7pm Friday at The Refinery Charleston, 1640 Meeting Street. The live music event will feature jam band Indecision with Junco Partner on Saturday, with food from Callie’s Biscuits and the Immortal Lobster. Friday night will be a free preview night with a performance by Atlanta’s Last Waltz Ensemble and food from Home Team BBQ. A portion of the proceeds benefit the non-profit Carolina Studios. Friday night is free to attend; Saturday is general admission, $20 in advance/$25 same day.

Enjoy the The Sound of Charleston this Saturday. Charleston’s history is perhaps best told through her music. From the strains of “Summertime, and the living is easy”, from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”, to gospel spirituals, jazz, light classics and music of the Civil War, you will be entertained and educated by our 75 minute, live 75 minute concerts at historic Circular Congregational Church in downtown Charleston. Tickets at Charleston Visitors Center, at www.soundofcharleston.com, or by calling the box office at 843.270.4903. Adults – $28; Seniors – $26; Students – $16; Children under 7 – FREE

Queen Street Playhouse and Footlight Players present ‘Ruthless The Musical’. Weekend shows run Sept 3 – Sept 19. “Gypsy” meets “The Bad Seed” in the comedic wild-ride that is Ruthless! The Musical. This multiple award-winning musical focuses on eight-year-old Tina Denmark, who was born to play Pippi Longstocking in the school play and will do ANYTHING to win the part, including murdering the competition! This aggressively outrageous musical hit received rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run. Fri & Sat 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. Call for tickets 843.722.4487 or visit their site. Mask mandate in effect.

Flowertown Theatre 133 S. Main Street in Summerville and the Flowertown Players In Search of…sasquatch. The last show in our End-of-Summer Series, you can catch In Search of…Sasquatch this weekend September 2-5 .  Tickets $25 with performances 7:30pm nightly and 3pm on Sunday. Call 843-875-9251 or visit their site for tickets and 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 Feeders. 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.

Molly Durnin performs at the historic Charleston City Night Market downtown on Saturday night. Enjoy live music while you stroll the market, shop, and dine. 

Join Palmetto Brewing Company 289 Huger Street on the Loading Dock every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening at 6 pm for live music. Check their site for times.

Boone Hall Plantation is open with adjusted days and hours of operation. Currently Boone Hall Plantation is open Monday through Saturday – 9am-5pm and on 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

Just a short trip up to Murrells Inlet enjoy Brookgreen Garden’s talented aquaculture volunteers as they lead you through the summer glory of select garden pools. See beautiful water lilies in bloom as the volunteers provide insight and information on water gardening. Meet at Keepsakes. Included with Garden admission.

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 7pm & 9:30pm enjoy the Connie Hin Trio. On Saturday 3pm & 7pmm Charleston’s favorite sister act Gracie & Lacy perform the hits of Nat & Natalie Cole. The Connie Hin Trio play at 9:30pm Saturday night. Most 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. New releases include Clint Eastwood’s ‘Cry Macho’, ‘Blue Bayou’, and ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ with Jessica Chastain. ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings’ and ‘The Card Counter’ are still playing.  For 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 . Friday night Charleston Music Hall present ‘Simply The Best – A Tribute to Tina Turner featuring Lafye & Friends. Tickets $22 for 8pm show. On Saturday guitarist Todd Snider brings his First Agnostic Tour o Hope & Wonder to the Hall. Tickets $25 – $35 with 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 No Clue’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. 

If you love to laugh than Theatre 99 is the place to go.  Friday and Saturday nights it’s Take The Funny & Run. Live improv comedy at Theatre 99 is a Charleston tradition! Shows at Theatre 99 are improv parties where audience members laugh until it hurts. Come loaded with suggestions for the quick witted Theatre 99 ensemble members who will take your suggestions…and rock out hilarious unscripted scenes. Guaranteed to make you laugh! $20 for 8pm show. Tickets $20.  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 local guitar hero Eddie Bush plays the inside stage at 9pm, with The Return of Mac on the beach stage at 6pm. Tickets $5 & $10 respectively. Saturday Harry Chronic Jr. light up the inside stage at 9pm with Mo Lowda And The Humble on the beach stage at 6pm. Tickets $5 & $20 respectively.  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. The High Time Travelers play the House Friday night at 7pm. Tickets $10. Lost Tribe kick off Saturday on the deck at 6pm. Tickets $10. Saturday night it’s Tribute with a celebration of The Allman Brothers Band. Tickets $15 for 9pm show. Sunday at 7pm the Destinators perform with guest Drifting Roots. Tickets $10. Also Sunday enjoy another Motown Throwdown with Kanika Moore . Admission is free.   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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9 Comments

  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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