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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!

This Sunday Charleston Gaillard Center present DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE: A Dino-Mite Adventure for All the Family! Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family. Tickets $19 for 2pm show. Visit their site or the box office at 95 Calhoun Street, or call (843) 242-3099

This Saturday at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center it’s Corinne Bailey Rae & Joss Stone live in concert. The intimate run of theatre dates will journey through both soulful British artists’ indelible music catalogs. Tickets range $24-$78. Visit the box office or their website for more. The hit Broadway smash Cats runs next weekend Feb 4-6th at the PAC.

The Charleston Area Convention Center 5000 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston (coliseum complex) host the annual Charleston Boat Show this weekend. The Charleston Boat Show is your one-stop shop for all things boating. A must-attend event for Charleston’s outdoor enthusiasts, there’s nothing more you could ask for to celebrate your life on the water. Open noon Friday, 10am Sat & 11am on Sunday. Tickets $5 kids, $8 for seniors and military and $12 adults.

The annual Charleston Bridal Show takes place on Sunday 11-3pm at the Omar Shrine Temple Auditorium 176 Patriots Pt. Rd in Mount Pleasant. Browse distinctive decor for your wedding. Speak with Charleston’s most professional wedding vendors. Meet caterers, bakers, florists, musicians, rental company staff, venue staff and so many more!

The Charleston Winter Wine Festival takes place at the Festival Hall (formerly Memminger) on Saturday. Session 1: 12pm-6pm, Session 2: 6pm-10pm. Featuring 50+ Wines, Mimosas, Beer, Live Music & DJ. Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir acrylic glass, and all wine, mimosa, and beer samples. $45 advance, $50 after Jan. 20, $60 day of event. 21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. No outside food or beverage. Rain or shine event. Question & info at kari@charlestonwinefestivals.com

Pet lovers take note. The Charleston Kennel Club host its annual AKC licensed all-breed dog show Saturday and Sunday at Exchange Park in Ladson competing for the coveted Best in Show trophy. There are over 800 dogs entered each day in this two-day event. Cost of admission for spectators is $5 at the gate, with children under 12 free. Only dogs entered in the show may attend. Doors open at 7am both days.

Flowertown Players in residence at the James F. Dean Theatre 133 S Main St. in Summerville present the timeless classic ‘Steel Magnolias’. The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Performances Fri-Sun Jan 21-23, and Thurs-Sun Jan 27-30. Shows at 8pm with matinees at 3pm Sundays. For more visit their site or call 843-875-9251

The Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce (MPCC) and the Town of Mount Pleasant have joined forces to encourage residents to support local restaurants and other food and beverage establishments. The campaign begins on January 15th and will continue through the end of February. Every week, the Chamber will give away a $50 gift card for a Mount Pleasant restaurant to one lucky diner who posts a photo of his or her dining experience. For more visit https://holycitysinner.com/2022/01/13/dine-where-you-live-mount-pleasant-kicks-off-on-january-15th/

Local guitar god Eddie Bush performs 5-9pm Saturday at Montreux Bar and Grill, 127 W. Richardson Ave. Summerville.

Like Beer? Like Bacon? Then you’re going to absolutely love Bacon and Beer brought to you by Rusty Bull Brewing 3005 W. Montague Ave. North Charleston. Event takes place 4-8pm on Saturday.

On Saturday Freehouse Brewery 2895 Pringle St B, North Charleston celebrate their 5th anniversary. Join them in celebrating our 5 year anniversary of protecting marine mammals in the Lowcountry. Music by Greg Winker (2-5pm). Dashi food truck will be on-site along with Delights Desserts and Coffee truck. There will be fun raffles and giveaways! *First 25 guests will receive a FREE beer!

Lauren Hall performs live music at the Bay Street Biergarten 549 East Bay Street in downtown Charleston.

Molly Durnin will be playing live music at the Charleston City Market on Friday at 6:30pm. Drop in, shop and enjoy live music.

Several city-wide holiday events taking place this weekend.

Sundays 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, there 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 offer great team building experiences and more.  For full details click https://www.wildblueropes.com/

Forte is taking a seasonal break during the month of January. Keep it right here to see what they have to offer up in the first week of February. For more visit   https://www.fortejazzlounge.com/

 

 Terrace Theater at 1956 Maybank Hwy on James Island is open this weekend.  New releases include ‘Redeeming Love’ , ‘Scream’, and ‘Parallel Mothers’ with Rossy de Palma & Penélope Cruz. 1pm on Saturday enjoy THE MET: LIVE IN HD RIGOLETTO.  Still playing include ‘Sing 2’, and ‘Licorice Pizza’.   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! Shows 8pm Thur-Sat beginning Jan 26th–Feb 26th. Tickets $49. 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. 

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. 

The Charleston Music Hall is alive this weekend. Friday night the Charleston Music Hall present ZOSO – A TRIBUTE TO LED ZEPPELIN. Tickets $25 -$30 for 8pm show. Saturday Ashley McBryde brings her This Town Talks Tour to the CMH with guest Ashland Craft. Tickets $28-$55 for 8pm start. At 7pm Sunday enjoy as Dance Lab presents B. FREE: A NIGHT CELEBRATING THE SOUNDS OF BRITNEY SPEARS. Tickets $35. For more visit their website @   https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/ for more.  The Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street downtown Charleston. Call 843-853-2252.

 

Creekside Comedy is idle this weekend. 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 yearlong 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 & 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.   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 is alive this weekend. This weekend at the Jammer ‘Cowboy Mouth’ performs Friday & Saturday night. Tickets $25. Sunday come out for Carolina Studios: Yesterdays Wine. They captivate and charm their audience in any venue. Music festivals and songwriter rounds across the country have been buzzing about the brilliant shows delivered by the duo Wyatt Durrette and Levi Lowrey. Music starts at 7pm. 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 Pour House is open and ready to rock. Gavin Hamilton & Friends play the deck on Friday. $5 admission for 6pm show. On the main stage Friday it’s Sports on their ‘Get A Good Look World Tour’ w/ Little Bird & Okey Dokey. Tickets $20-$25 with 9pm start. Gritty Flyright w/ The Music Family perform the on the deck Saturday. $5. Later it’s the Read Southall Band w/ The Stews at 9pm on the main stage. Tickets $13=$15. Sunday night on the main stage Pressing Strings perform. Tickets $12-$15 for 7pm show.  Sunday the Motown Throwdown returns with SUNDAY BRUNCH FARMERS MARKET (11AM – 3PM) + POHO YOGA (9:30AM).  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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