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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!

Hockey fans rejoice, your SC Stingrays are back as they play host to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits this Saturday night at the North Charleston Coliseum. The puck drops at 6pm. Fun for the whole family. Mask mandate in place at the coliseum. Enjoy free parking this Saturday. Visit the coliseum box office or call Stingrays at 843-744-2248

Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera will host the first show of their inaugural season this fall at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. The group will host performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata on October 22nd, 26th, and 28th. For more details visit https://holycitysinner.com/2021/10/18/holy-city-arts-lyric-opera-to-host-la-traviata-at-the-joe/

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 Buyer & Cellar as part of their Fall Nights series. Performances 7pm Friday & Saturday nights at Battery Gadsden on Sullivan’s Island. Alex Moore, a struggling actor in L.A., takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar in this outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Featuring PURE Core Ensemble Member Brannen Daugherty. Tickets $40.  Tickets $28. Visit their site or call 843.723.4444 for more.

The Hilarious and Heartfelt Play ‘Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook’, opens On Saturday! Performances Run 2pm Oct. 23 & 30 at the Dock Street Theatre! Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There’s a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook . . . or is she? Box office at Box Office (843) 577-7183

Citadel Mall host a Halloween Fest on this weekend. Join them on Sunday 12-6 pm for a fun and safe indoor trick-or-treating experience with dozens of family-friendly local businesses handing out candy. Enjoy free face painting, balloon animals, bounce houses, crafts, photo booth and a petting zoo (even a llama!). Several special guests will also be making an appearance. The first 1,500 trick-or-treaters are guaranteed candy! Come dressed up as a family and you might win a prize!

Molly Durnin performs at the Charleston City Night Market 188 Meeting Street this Friday night beginning at 6:30pm.

St. Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Church 11001 Dorchester Rd, Summerville host a Fall Family Festival this Saturday from 9-4pm. Enjoy a fun family oriented day. Games, Christmas Shop, White Elephant, Silent Auction, Food Trucks, Vendors, live entertainment and so much more!

Love to laugh, you’re in luck. Stand-Up Against Cancer at Southern Roots Park Circle hosted by Keith Big Daddy Dee present bring you a hilarious night of Stand-Up Comedy with nationally touring comedians. This special event is a fund-raiser for Living Beyond Breast Cancer LBBC.ORG $2.00 from every ticket goes directly to LBBC, plus 40% of the comedians pay is being donated directly to LBBC. There will also be great raffles and an amazing comedy show. Win Win Baby!! This weekends headliner is Andy Forrester with Lovely Brown, Laura Dixon, and Keith Dee. Shows Fri & Sat at 7pm. Tickets start at $15. For more visit https://www.creeksidecomedy.com/upcoming-shows

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.

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.

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 enjoy ‘Just The Way You Are’, the music of Elton John & Billy Joel performed by the Joe Clarke Trio. On Saturday enjoy Legacy: Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stylistics and more. Shows at 7pm & 9:30pm both nights.    For more visit https://www.fortejazzlounge.com/

 

 Terrace Theater at 1956 Maybank Hwy on James Island is open this weekend. New releases include the animated PG film ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ and ‘Halloween Kills’. The Blair Witch Project / Hereditary plays at the Drive-In at 7:30pm nightly this weekend. Still at Terrace ‘No Time To Die’ the latest Bond film. 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

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. 

Friday night at the Charleston Music Hall enjoy a special screening of the film ‘Hocus Pocus’. Movie begins at 7:30pm with $10 ticket. Saturday come out as Charleston Jazz Orchestra present ‘Groovin’ High A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie featuring Jon Faddis. Tickets $25-$62 with shows at 5pm & 8pm. 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 it’s Filmore on the beach stage at 6pm. Tickets $15. Later it’s Brady Smith inside at 9pm with $5 ticket price. 6pm Saturday Trial By Fire perform Journey music on the beach stage with $10 admission. Sol Fish play indoors at 9pm with $5 ticket price. On Sunday take part in a benefit for the MUSC Hollingsworth Cancer Center with entertainment from DUB PHYSICIAN, JOSH HUGHETT, live auction and more! Music kicks off at 6pm. Tickets $20. 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 at 6pm come out as Slick Mahoneys perform an OUKUO / Terrachrome Pre-party. Tickets $5. Stay late for OUKUO Live Band (w/ Ryan Stasik) + Terrachrome presents “Terror Chrome” on the main stage. Tickets $14-$18. On Saturday C. Brown Band play the deck at 6pm for free. Later on the main stage it’s The Purple Music Party: A Tribute to Prince w/ Eddie Bush and the Mayhem. Tickets $12-$15. Close out Sunday with Neal Francis w/ Pressing Strings on the main stage at 6:30pm. Tickets $12-$15. 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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