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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!

Your Charleston Riverdogs are Championship Series bound. The Dogs play the at Down East earlier in the week before coming to The Joe for a potential weekend series in their best of seven game series. The Dogs play host to Down East on Friday at 7pm. Friday the RiverDogs playoff run is presented by Nucor Steel. Along with Budweiser, help us celebrate an incredible season with free t-shirts for the first 1,500 fans, $1 beers and post-game fireworks. Saturday first pitch is at 6pm, and Sunday at 5pm should all games need to be played.

In Case You Missed It! The 2021 Cooper River Bridge Run takes place this Saturday beginning at 8am on the Mt. Pleasant side. The Finish Festival takes place in Marion Square 8am-Noon.Enjoy Entertainment, Vendors, Food, Souvenirs, Refreshments and lots of Fun!!!

Sunday from noon to 4 pm, Dashi 1262 Remount Road North Charleston will host an Ice Cream Carnival. During the event, guests can enjoy $2 soft serve cones and ice cream from Cirsea at their newly opened Dessert Camper.

Although Charleston Pride postponed its October 3rd festival out of health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still an opportunity for those comfortable to celebrate at several events during the week of September 25th. For more visit https://holycitysinner.com/2021/09/17/kick-off-charleston-pride-at-the-rainbow-market/

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center at the North Charleston Coliseum complex once again play host to Dinner Detective on Saturday from 6-9pm. America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner theatre show is now playing! Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight. For more visit https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/charleston/event/saturday-september-25th-2021-charleston-sc/

Sunday at 6pm Deco Nightclub Charleston 28 Ann Street Charleston alongside BPTV Comedy Club presents Kristen Tuff Scott & Gary Cargal for a night of comedy with DJ Slim McGraw. Tickets $25-S30.

On Saturday afternoon at Firefly Distillery singer songwriter Chris Boone performs. Live music begins at 1pm. Check their website for more.

At Freehouse Brewery 2895 Pringle St. in North Charleston play host the Ashley River Jam featuring Dave Grunstra on Saturday from 5-8pm.

Chris Roberts performs live at Charleston Night Market 188 Meeting Street downtown Charleston on Friday night 7-10pm. On Saturday Chris Roberts plays at Eleve Grand Bohemian Hotel 55 Wentworth St. More by calling 843-510-3484

Hey Y’all! On Sunday 2-5pm Shell Yeah Charleston at 735 Attwood Cir, Mt Pleasant is hosting an Open House Craft Show Party and you and your friends are invited! Come mingle and enjoy some mimosas and hors d’oeuvres while I show off what I have to offer.

Saturday Night the North Charleston Pops present the Hotel California: Salute to the Eagles at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Enjoy reliving the exciting music of the Eagles, including “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Desperado,” “Take It Easy,” “Best of my Love,” “Heartache Tonight” and so many more favorites! Show starts at 7:30. Tickets range $16-$32. Visit the coliseum box office or their website for more info.

Saturday beginning at 7pm enjoy live comedy at The Sparrow 1078 E. Montague North Charleston with headliner Lace Larrabee w/ special guest Katherine Blanford.  Lace Larrabee is an Atlanta-based actor and nationally touring stand-up comedian who can be seen at clubs from coast to coast.

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

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

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.

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. 

 

Brookgreen Gardens in Pawley’s Island host ‘Here Comes The Sun’ the music of the Beatles Friday – Sunday. What better way to celebrate “the smiles returning to the faces” than by spending an evening at Brookgreen Gardens enjoying a celebration of the Songs and Sounds of the Beatles! Shows nightly at 7:30pm. $30 / VIP Tickets $100. For more call 843-235-6000.

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 night enjoy An Evening with Kanika Moore featuring Lee Barbour Quartet at 7pm & 9:30pm. On Saturday it’s Legacy: Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stylistics and more at 7pm & 9:30pm. For more visit https://www.fortejazzlounge.com/

 

 Terrace Theater at 1956 Maybank Hwy on James Island is open this weekend. New releases include ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and ‘Blue Bayou’.  Still playing ‘Cry Macho’, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’,  ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings’ and ‘The Card Counter’ 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 ‘Groovy Kind of Love’. 34 West’s sellout from 2016 returns! A stylish mod rockster falls for a peace-loving hippy in this hip musical, with music from The Kinks to the Temptations. Shows 8pm Thur-Sat beginning Sept 24th-Dec 31st. Tickets $45. 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 . Saturday night the CMH presents comedian Jeff Allen on his ‘The America I Grew Up In’ Tour. Tickets $32.50. 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 night 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.  Saturday night it’s 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!. $20 for 8pm show. Theatre 99 is available for private comedy and improv show bookings.  Wednesday’s are Laughway To the Weekend. Come laugh it up with us half way to the weekend! This improv comedy shows will feature 2-3 acts of hilarious improv comedy. Wednesday nights are a Charleston tradition that feature long form improv comedy.  Every show is different and completely based on audience suggestions. $12 for 8pm 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 Drake White on the beach stage. Tickets $20 adv & $25 DOS. Saturday Little Bird play the beach stage. Tickets $15 & $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. Friday the Larry Keel Experience play the deck stage at 7pm. Tickets $17. On the main stage it’s Joslyn & Sweet Compression at 9pm. Tickets $10. On Saturday Blake Zahnd play a free show at 6pm. On the main stage Saturday night it’s The High Divers w/ Paris Monster & Becca Leigh. Tickets $13 & $15. Sunday night enjoy Steely Dead, A Sonic Fusion of The Grateful Dead & Steely Dan. Tickets $17-$20 for 9pm show. 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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  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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