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Weekend Buzz: Fun Things To Do In Charleston This Weekend



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!

Boone Hall Fright Nights continues its annual tradition. In order to present the best possible show experience, online tickets will be LIMITED once again this season. Due to the popularity of this event and significant demand on select evenings, many nights are likely to sell out. DO NOT WAIT! We strongly suggest purchasing tickets at your earliest opportunity as there will be no additional tickets available once a night is sold out. Event open Thurs-Sun until end of October. Complete details at https://boonehallfrightnights.com/

Flowertown Players present ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ at the James F. Dean Theatre at 133 South Main Street Summerville. The play runs weekends Oct 8-24th. In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom! Performances run Thurs-Sun, with shows 8pm with 3pm matinees on Sundays. Tickets $20-$25. For more call 843-875-9251 or website. Read review https://holycitysinner.com/2021/10/09/moon-over-buffalo-a-comic-delight-at-flowertown/

Footlight Players at Queen Street Playhouse (20 Queen St) continue their run of ‘Wait Until Dark’. The play that inspired the 1967 Audrey Hepburn film of the same name, Wait Until Dark flips the script on suspense when our heroine turns the tables on a trio of men set on robbing her. Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by three men in her own apartment. Susan soon discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this thriller’s chilling conclusion. Performances Fri-Sun with shows nightly at 7:30pm & 3pm Sun matinees. Tickets $20-$40. For more call 843.722.4487 or visit their site.

Pure Theatre present ‘The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey  this weekend, with shows 7:30pm Thursday &  Friday nights at 7:30 pm at Cannon Street Arts Center. An uplifting story of all the tiny ways that one human being inspires an entire community to seek their highest selves. The short but sweet hour-long production is rich with local color and unforgettable characters. Proof of vaccination required with masks as well. Tickets $28. Visit their site or call 843.723.4444 for more.

Pop & Christian rock band NeedtoBreathe bring their Into The Mystery Tour to the North Charleston Coliseum on Sunday with special guests Switchfoot & the New Respects. Tickets start at $31.50. Concert kicks off at 7pm. Visit the coliseum box office or call 843-529-5000 for general info. For Ticketmaster call (800) 653-8000

Friday and Saturday nights at the Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra present the CSO Masterworks 2: Bolero. Performances begin at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 for adults and $15 for students. Visit their box office or call (843) 242-3099 for more.

Saturday enjoy the 5th Annual Cars on Kiawah Car Show, at Ocean Park, Kiawah Island. Cars on Kiawah showcases the evolution of the automobile from the early 1900s through present day. Over 250 cars make up the display including everything from eye-catching concourse-level cars and sleek supercars to classic muscle cars and outrageous rat rods. They have bathrooms onsite, great food and drink options, and wonderful vendors to peruse. The show hours are 8 am to 5 pm, with free admission, but there is a charge of $20 cash for each car attending the show.

The 2021 Carolina Surf Film Festival will be held at Mex 1 817 St. Andrews Blvd. West Ashley for a block party on Saturday, October 16, 2021, with doors opening at 5:00p.m. and the surf films beginning at dusk.

It’s time for another Dinner Detective Interactive Show on Saturday at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center 5055 International Blvd, North Charleston. Show & dinner begin at 6pm. Tickets $59.99. Details & tickets https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/charleston/event/saturday-october-16th-2021-charleston-sc/

Duo with Lauren Hall perform live at Hotel Bennett from 5:30pm – 8:30pm on Friday night. Enjoy great music with cocktails at one of Charleston’s premier hotels at 404 King Street.

Enjoy a Daytime Fall Family Concert in  Smythe Park on Daniel Island on Saturday noon-3pm.

Low country favorites Dallas Baker and Friends perform on The Stage Fri at 05:00 pm at Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave, North Charleston.

Parents take note, let your little ones enjoy Kids Night Out 5-10pm (James Island Recreation Center). This fun night out for kids is packed with activities, crafts, and a movie at the end of the night! Concessions will be available for purchase during movie time. Tickets $20 per child.

Looking for more Oktoberfest celebrations this weekend. Head over to the Post House at 10 Pitt Street in the old village of Mount Pleasant from 11am-4pm on Saturday. Music, food & great beer at the Post House. Visit their site for more.

A Halloween hit is on the screen at Mellow Mushroom’s Mellow Matinee this Saturday in West Ashley. Along with the kid-friendly screening of “The Addams Family,” look for $5 kids meals along with their full menu + $2 mimosas. Call the restaurant for more info. 

Old and new traditions delight at the Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival at Park West Recreation Complex presented by Publix! East Cooper schools will host carnival games centered on the event’s theme. Families will enjoy carnival rides, inflatable slides, live entertainment, pony rides, games and many other activities! Admission and all activities are free. Free parking is available at Cario Middle School and Charles Pinckney/Laurel Hill as well as Kids Teeth and Children’s Discovery Center – shuttles run all day or simply use the school’s cut-through for a nice short walk! Food concessions benefit participating East Cooper schools.

Your Charleston Battery host the Hartford Athletic on Sunday over on Patriots Point. Game time is 2pm. Come witness exciting professional men’s soccer right here in the low country. For tickets and info call 843-971-GOAL.

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

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. 


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 it’s Motown & More with Charles Grant with two shows at 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Saturday at Forte come out for Gatsby Orchestra. Come Dance and Listen to Authentic 1920’s and Early Big Band era. Shows at 7pm & 9:30pm. Sunday the Charleston Magic Show returns to Forte with a 7pm show featuring Carl Michael, The Celebrities’ Magician, performing audience interactive illusions.   For more visit https://www.fortejazzlounge.com/


 Terrace Theater at 1956 Maybank Hwy on James Island is open this weekend. New this weekend include’ The Last Duel‘, Still playing ‘No Time To Die’ the latest James Bond thriller, and  ‘Addams Family 2’.  The Drive-In feature this weekend includes a double feature with CORALINE/PARANORMAN. Animated films rated PG at 7:30pm. Bring the family out. 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



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. Nikki Glaser one of the funniest female voices in comedy today performs two shows on Saturday at the Music Hall. Shows are 7pm and 9:15pm. Tickets range from $39-$139 VIP. Sunday come out for a classic match up at the CMH present BEATLES VS. STONES – A MUSICAL SHOWDOWN, featuring Abbey Road and Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show. Show time is 7:30pm. Tickets 25 – $30 | $20 Student. For more 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 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.  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 20 Ride: Zac Brown Tribute On The Bud Light Seltzer Beach Stage beginning at 6pm. Tickets $12. Inside at 9pm come out for Greg Keys with $5 ticket price. Saturday at the Jammer it’s a benefit concert for the Carolina Children’s Charity. Band Blast at the Beach Performance Schedule with music starting at 5PM with Shakin’ Martinis, King Tide Rising, Scotty Oliver Band, The Corrodatones, Bluesphere, and South Strand Band. Tickets $10. Plus enjoy a the 9th Annual Carolina Children’s Charity CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT with $40 entry. Closing out Sunday country crooner Josh Turner performs on the beach stage with $50 ticket price. Show kicks off at 6pm. 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 9pm at the House it’s The Elovaters on their “Castles Tour” w/ Surfer Girl. Tickets $15-$20. Lover’s Leap play the deck at 6pm with $10 admission. Saturday Delta Circus perform a Tribute to the Rolling Stones. Tickets $15 for 9pm show. Sunday Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime w/ Of Good Nature perform the 20th Anniversary Tour w/ Of Good Nature. Tickets $25 for 7:30pm 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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